Monday, May 11, 2009

The two pearls of wisdom by Alison Goodman

Eon is a potential Dragoneye‚ able to manipulate wind and water to nurture and protect the land. But Eon also has a dark secret.
He is really Eona‚ found by a power−hungry master of the Dragon Magic in a search for the new Dragoneye. Because females are forbidden to practise the Art‚ Eona endures years of study concealed as a boy. Eona becomes Eon‚ and a dangerous gamble is put into play.
The publishers compared this to the Otori sequence by Lian Hearn but it really isn't in the same leaugue. It's a fairly basic fantasy story that could have been set anywhere, but the author chose Imperial China so she could include mention of dragons and martial arts, and details about eunuchs, concubines, palaces, precious objects etc. Quite frankly the movie Kung Fu Panda was more authentic and a lot more amusing.
Rating - I give this 3/5
Not bad!

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Reviewed by Sarah @ Hamlton library

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