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y The Two Pearls of Wisdom single work   novel   young adult   fantasy  
Alternative title: Dragoneye Reborn
Is part of Eon Alison Goodman 2008 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Eon is a potential Dragoneye, able to manipulate wind and water to nurture and protect the land. But Eon also has a dark secret. He is really Eona, found by a power-hungry master of the Dragon Magic in a search for the new Dragoneye. Because females are forbidden to practise the art, Eona endures years of study concealed as a boy. Eona becomes Eon, and a dangerous gamble is put into play. Eon's unprecedented display of skill at the Dragoneye ceremony places him in the centre of a power struggle between the Emperor and his High Lord brother. The Emperor immediately summons Eon to court to protect his son and heir. Quickly learning to navigate the treacherous court politics, Eon makes some unexpected alliances, and a deadly enemy in a Dragoneye turned traitor.' (Publisher's blurb.)

Australian Popular Medievalism

This text has been selected for the Australian Popular Medievalism dataset.
Reference: Indirect
Importance: High
Note: Asian medievalism

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has references to China and is classified as 'Asian Medievalism'. According to the author's website the text is based on the "ancient lores of Chinese astrology and Feng Shui."

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2008 .
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      Extent: 430p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • On cover: In a world of lies, the truth can be deadly ...
      ISBN: 9780732288006 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Bantam Books , 2008 .
      Extent: 430p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9780593061367 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Viking , 2008 .
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      Alternative title: Eon : Dragoneye Reborn
      Extent: 531p.
      Description: map
      ISBN: 9780670062270 (hbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bantam Books , 2009 .
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      Extent: 512p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780553819885 (pbk.)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2009 .
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      Alternative title: Eon
      Extent: 430p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780732290115 (pbk.)
    • Oxford, Oxfordshire,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      David Fickling , 2009 .
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      Alternative title: Eon : Rise of the Dragoneye
      Extent: 429p.
      Edition info: Young adult ed.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780385616447 (hbk.), 9780385616553 (pbk.)
Alternative title: EONA - Drachentochter
Language: German
      • Publisher: cbj
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      cbj , 2010 .
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      ISBN: 3570135659, 9783570135655

Works about this Work

Fantasy Authors Find That Crime Does Pay After All Kylie Northover , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 6 April 2013; (p. 22) The Age , 4 April 2013; (p. 15)
The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
'Eon' Reborn Katie Wyatt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 2009; (p. 5)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Alison Goodman's The Two Pearls of Wisdom has been re-released as a young adult novel under the title Eon. The novel has been published under a number of titles; The Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn and Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye in order to represent how the book is marketed across countries. The novel is part of a 'duology' that explores issues of 'gender, power and identity' (5) through the protagonist Eon/Eona, a girl with a disablitity who masquerades as a boy. The final book, Eona: Necklace of the Gods, is to be likely to be released mid to late 2010 in Australia
Untitled Chloe Mauger , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Historical Fanatasy Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 3 2008; (p. 91-92)
Alison Goodman in Conversation with Satima Flavell Satima Flavell (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: The Specusphere , July no. 3 2008;
Untitled Jarrah Moore , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 87 no. 8 2008; (p. 35)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Masquerade, Dragons A Compelling Mix Jason Nahrung , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 - 20 July 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Untitled Shelley Orchard , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 August 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 August 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel ; Loathing Lola Will Kostakis 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Christopher Thompson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 35)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
The reviewer acknowledges the depth of research required to write this fantasy novel and comments on the 'contemporary and potentially compelling idea' of the oppressed power of women in a patriarchal society.
Centre Selection Lili Wilkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , no. 2 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Jane Crew , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 23 no. 4 2008; (p. 41-42)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Untitled Tehani Wessely , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 3 2008; (p. 61)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman Satima Flavell , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Specusphere , July no. 3 2008;

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Untitled Jarrah Moore , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 87 no. 8 2008; (p. 35)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Masquerade, Dragons A Compelling Mix Jason Nahrung , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 - 20 July 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Untitled Shelley Orchard , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 August 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 August 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel ; Loathing Lola Will Kostakis 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Christopher Thompson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 35)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
The reviewer acknowledges the depth of research required to write this fantasy novel and comments on the 'contemporary and potentially compelling idea' of the oppressed power of women in a patriarchal society.
Centre Selection Lili Wilkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , no. 2 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Jane Crew , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 23 no. 4 2008; (p. 41-42)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
'Eon' Reborn Katie Wyatt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 2009; (p. 5)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Alison Goodman's The Two Pearls of Wisdom has been re-released as a young adult novel under the title Eon. The novel has been published under a number of titles; The Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn and Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye in order to represent how the book is marketed across countries. The novel is part of a 'duology' that explores issues of 'gender, power and identity' (5) through the protagonist Eon/Eona, a girl with a disablitity who masquerades as a boy. The final book, Eona: Necklace of the Gods, is to be likely to be released mid to late 2010 in Australia
Untitled Chloe Mauger , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Untitled Tehani Wessely , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 3 2008; (p. 61)

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman Satima Flavell , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Specusphere , July no. 3 2008;

— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman 2008 single work novel
Historical Fanatasy Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 3 2008; (p. 91-92)
Alison Goodman in Conversation with Satima Flavell Satima Flavell (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: The Specusphere , July no. 3 2008;
The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
Fantasy Authors Find That Crime Does Pay After All Kylie Northover , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 6 April 2013; (p. 22) The Age , 4 April 2013; (p. 15)
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