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The Two Pearls of Wisdom

by Alison Goodman

The Two Pearls of Wisdom Synopsis

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...

The Two Pearls of Wisdom Press Reviews

A refreshing change from the generic, Eurocentric fantasyland that still tends to dominate the field...this intelligent, vividly written tale grips from the first page -- Lisa Tuttle * THE TIMES * Addictive reading...the climax is gloriously tantalising. Exotic and delightfully compelling - volume two will be highly anticipated * SFX magazine *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780553819885
Publication date: 7th May 2009
Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 512 pages
Categories: Fantasy,

About Alison Goodman

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.

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