Eona is masquerading as a boy in order to become a Dragoneye. Little does she know that the dragon she thought she would have would never be hers! Well, not in the way she imagined anyway.
I thought that the beginning of this novel, perhaps the first third although compelling, was a little slow to get started. There weren’t any wasted words, but nor was there a thrilling progression. The different plot points are slowly introduced, and the various characters fleshed out.
As befitting a well-crafted novel, it was obvious to me things that Eona just did not acknowledge. Like the pearls getting looser on her arm when she takes the Sun drug. And a whole host of other things that suggested that being a female is an asset, not a burden.
Eona has to suppress her emotions so much of the time that it can become muddled to the reader whether she really feels anything. This novel is written in first person, so it may be frustrating at some points. I think I really didn’t feel was the secret that Chase held for the Master, although that all was ok in the end too.
I did want more more more from this book. The ending is thrilling! I didn’t even realise I was holding my breath. It’s hard to tell what is going to happen next, because the end seems bleak. I guess that’s why there is a sequel! There is a definite advantage to picking up popular book late when the series is already finished or well started. No waiting to see what happens next!
I picked this book up 1. because it had dragons and 2. it had a recommendation from Tamora Pierce on the front! It didn’t disappoint me – a pleasant and easy teenage read. I would certainly recommend it, and I have the sequel siting in my luggage just waiting for me to read and love it!
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