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The Two Pearls of WisdomAlso Known Pearls of eBook #10003 As Two Pearls of Wisdom Eon Rise of the Dragoneye and Eon All the same book just published with different publishers Swordplay dragon magic and a hero with a desperate secretTwelve year old Eon has been in training for years His intensive study of Dragon Magic based on East Asian The Two Kindle astrology involves. When I first started this book I was likeThen I read some and I became like thisThankfully before I went completely bald the shit hit the fan and it was THE END This book and I have a long and complicated history About two years ago a friend from the UK was visiting and she left behind a book called The Two Pearls of Wisdom She told me I HAD to read it and as I tend to do with most paperbacks I shoved it in the black hole I call a bookcase and promptly forgot it existedFast forward two years later to when my book goddess Tatiana writes a glowing review of a fantasy novel called Eon Dragoneye Reborn Enthusiastic as always I rush off to order the book and while I'm waiting eagerly for it to arrive I decide to sort through the overflowing mess of books in my room I come across The Two Pearls of Wisdom and while I'm randomly flipping pages a name leaps out and stabs me in the eye Eon I read the synopsis in disbelief and log on to Goodreads to see that my terrible suspicion is true The Two Pearls of Wisdom is in fact the original title of Eon Dragoneye RebornAs I said this book inspired a variety of emotions in me most of them extreme 'Ah the hallmark of a great book' you think But the truth is I almost gave this book whispers three stars Seriously when I was halfway through the story I thought I might have an apoplexy and splatter my overtaxed brains across the walls Now there's a pretty image for you Eon is not an easy character to like He doesn't have the easy courage of a Katniss or the admirable and stoic heroism of a Harry Potter He is a little too real if there can be such a thing As the unprepared victim of political intrigue and power games he is unwilling to accept the responsibility that has been thrust upon him Expecting to be an apprentice one of twelve and schooled by a Dragoneye he is instead thrust into the position of Co Ascendant expected to govern the Council and prevent the usurpation of the Emperor's throne While Eon's fright and denial of the burden placed on him were beautifully drawn and only mildly irritating it was his attempts to reach his dragon that truly tried my patience As a reader you are well aware that Eon's continued consumption of the Sun drug and his denial of his femininity are distancing him from his dragon; but since Eon continues to struggle against this obvious conclusion for several chapters it leads to a sort of hideous helpless frustration on the poor reader's part Combined with the general passivity of his characterization I found it very hard to like him indeed It is not until the very end that Eon begins to accept responsibility for his decisions and moves up from pawn to ueen But I am still not ready to forgive an entire book where the 'protagonist' is subject to the whims of other people and gets tossed around like a leaf in a high gale with no motivating force of his own The reason I refer to Eon as a he instead of a she is because Goodman has skilfully portrayed him as a boy throughout the novel Except for occasional thoughts about his hidden womanhood Eon never deviates from the path of manhood The main thing that earned this book four stars is the sheer diversity of its mythos and characters Unlike the large majority of Western focused SFF Eon derives its mythos from Chinese and Japanese culture It is a viciously alien but colorful amalgamation of forced castrations transvestites bonded labour and magical energy There is a LOT of world building to process is in this book but a familiarity with Chinese culture and history and the sheer fascination of immersing myself in a world so far out of the norm helped it all go down easyEon was a difficult book emotionally but it was gripping and edgy and real Definitely a must read if you haven't already

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review The Two Pearls of Wisdom Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ [Reading] ➿ The Two Pearls of Wisdom Author Alison Goodman – Also Known As Two Pearls of Wisdom Eon Rise of the Dragoneye and Eon All the same book just published with different publishers Swordplay dragon magic and a hero with a desperate Males are forbidden to use Dragon Magic if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight her death is assuredWhen Eon's secret threatens to come to light she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magicand her lif. I was really struggling between 1 and 2 stars for this one so I'm compromising with 15 stars

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Two kinds of skills sword work and magical aptitude He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune But Eon has a dangerous secret He is actually Eona a sixteen year old girl who has Two Pearls of MOBI #237 been masuerading as a boy for the chance to become a Dragoneye Fe. Larger graph if you can't read it here A Few More Points If you want someone to seem like a villain do NOT make them taste like a creamsicle when you kiss them Vanilla and orangeAWESOMEHow DARE you end a book at that point just kidding Ms Goodman You hooked me for the next oneI hope that Chart is part of book two When he says Sluuuuut to Irsa I laughed out loud at the audiobook One high point of the audio version which overall left a lot to be desired