Thursday, 7 May 2009
FANTASY REVIEW: Two Pearls of Wisdom (Eon) - Alison Goodman
In a world of lies, the truth can be deadly…
Under the harsh regime of an ambitious master, Eon is training to become a Dragoneye – a powerful Lord able to command wind and water to nurture and protect the land. But Eon also harbours a desperate secret – he is in fact a young woman living a dangerous masquerade that, if discovered, will mean certain death.
Brought to the attention of the Emperor himself and summoned to the opulent court, 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 comes face-to-face with a vicious enemy who covets the young Dragoneye’s astounding power, and will stop at nothing to make it his own.
Inspired by ancient Chinese lore and sharing the wonders of films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, this thrilling, timeless novel of deadly politics, sexual intrigue and dazzling swordplay is set in a brilliantly envisioned world where both appearances and loyalties can prove so very deceptive…
If you love your martial arts or books connected to the mystical east, then this is a tale that's going to be a real treat for you. Blending ancient myth with mystism, martial prowess with political intrigue and characters that literally just jump off the page into your imagination and you've got one cracker of a book to enjoy. Full of thrills and twists, with emotional aspects to form the cast along with beautifully painted scenery and you can't go far wrong. To sum up, lets just say we've tipped you the nod on this tale.