SO, if you *ARE* a teenage SciFi/Fantasy book reader or even an adult SciFi/Fantasy enthusiast, use one of your inevitable gift cards to go buy this book the day after xmas.
this is author Alison Goodman's first book and she' been working on it for 10 years as she traveled to Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapre to realistically re-create Ancient China. She also trained in Tai Chi in order to create the mythical fighting style portrayed in the book - which is pretty fucking rad.
On December 26th, 2008 Penguin Young Readers Group is proud to present the release of
EON: DRAGONEYE REBORN
By Alison Goodman
Find Your Dragon Within
Under the harsh regime of an ambitious master, young Eon is training to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, which is based on the Chinese zodiac, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. Eon is lamed, and lacks the physical strength of his fellow trainees, but his unnaturally strong connection to the energy dragons helps him rise above the rest.
In a spectacular sequence of events, Eon is thrust into the heart of a lethal struggle for the Imperial throne. In this new, treacherous world of hidden identities and uneasy alliances, Eon faces a vicious enemy who covets the young Dragoneye’s astounding power, and will stop at nothing to make it his own. But Eon is playing a dangerous game: he is in fact Eona, a young woman whose true identity must remain hidden, for discovery would mean instant death.
Inspired by the rich myths and traditions of Ancient China, shimmering with energy dragons, filled with dazzling swordplay and fraught with tension, this is a fast-paced, exhilarating page-turner.
EON: DRAGONEYE REBORN
Written by Alison Goodman
Hardcover, Viking Books
Ages 12 and up/544 Pages/$19.99
On-Sale: December 26 2008
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you've officially been pitched. now go get the damn book so i can pretend i'm good at my job.