Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman is an epic conclusion to the wonderfully written Eon. Eona finally comes into her new found dragon power and must navigate life as a girl after being disguised as a male for SO many years. However, this is the least of her problems. Kygo, heir to the empire, has been usurped by his uncle, Lord Sethon. All are on the run in Eona: The Last Dragoneye from Sethon. Oh yeah and BTW the Black Folio from Eon with all those secrets about how to control the dragoneyes has been stolen by Dillon who is on a whole lot of sun drugs and has an addled brain.
Y’all Eona: The Last Dragoneye has IT ALL. There’s action, dragons, war, politics, world building, romance and YAY FINALLY SEXYTIMES! I mean, I get why Eon did not have romance or sexytimes, but it was nice to finally get some making out scenes. And yes, there is a bit of a love triangle, but it’s one of those power-love dynamics and anyone who has ever read a YA book know that the love dynamic is going to win out over the power dynamic. The two rival males, Kygo and Lord Ido both represent opposite ends of the spectrum. And honestly, a few of my friends were team Lord Ido and I was team WHAT THE WHAT you can’t choose Ido over Kygo.
If sexytimes aren’t really your thing, you may be interested to know that there is legit sacrifice in Eona: The Last Dragoneye. Eona’s powers leave destruction in her wake, because not only does she have to contend with her mirror dragon, but she must also hold back the ten bereft dragons who no longer have dragoneyes to control them. Further, when Eona uses her power to heal, she binds people to her will. It’s a two-edged sword for sure. I mean, she can fix people, but at the same time, they are under her whims and control. And we spend much of the book struggling with this. Plus characters actually get killed off, and I should not be yay-ing that, but y’all YAY!
Okay and back to the romance. I think the romance actually helped me to enjoy Alison Goodman’s follow-up/sequel on the same level if not more than I did Eon. And I’m at that point where I am sequel-wary. However, this book perfectly wraps up the duology, leaving me with little questions.
You see, Eona makes this ridiculously hard decision which left me feeling melancholy, yet happy after closing the book. I like that feeling, where I ache for the characters yet understand why they do the things they do.
Obviously, I recommend this book if you are down for times of awesome and actually enjoy fantasy. If you dislike fantasy stay away.
Disclosure: Received for review via Librarything Early Reviewers.