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Under the harsh regime of an ambitious master, candidate Eon is training to become a Dragoneye - a powerful Lord able to master wind and water to protect the land. But Eon also harbours a desperate secret... Eon is, in fact, Eona, a young woman who has endured years of disguise as a boy for the chance to practice the Dragoneye's Art. In a world where women are only hidden wives or servants, Eona's dangerous deception is punishable by death. Still in disguise, Eona's unprecedented talent thrusts her into the centre of a lethal struggle for the Imperial throne. Summoned by the Emperor to the opulent and treacherous Court, Eona must learn to trust her power and find the strength to face a vicious enemy who would seize her magic . . . and her life. Inspired by ancient Chinese lore and sharing the wonders of films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, this thrilling novel is set in a brilliantly envisioned world where both appearances and loyalties can prove so very deceptive...
|Publication date:||7th May 2009|
|Publisher:||Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Alison Goodman lives in bayside Melbourne, Australia with her husband and their indomitable Jack Russell terrier. She was a D.J. O'Hearn Memorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, holds a Masters degree and teaches creative writing at postgraduate level. Her debut novel was the award-winning futuristic thriller Singing the Dogstar Blues and her second, the acclaimed Killing the Rabbit. She is currently writing the sequel to The Two Pearls of Wisdom.More About Alison Goodman