Lady Helen a trouvé refuge dans la station balnéaire de Brighton. Déguisée en homme, elle s'entraîne avec Lord Carlston à développer ses étranges pouvoirs pour lutter contre les Abuseurs. Au cours d'une soirée mondaine, Helen croise le duc de Selburn et se retrouve au coeur de la rivalité entre les deux hommes. L'un des membres éminents du Club des mauvais jours lui confie alors une mission délicate...
"Les Abuseurs illustrent ce qui se cache sous les apparences: la violence des désirs humains... Ils sont une métaphore de la société civilisée. Ils abusent également de leur pouvoir. Et cette question me fascine : Que deviennent les êtres humains quand on leur offre du pouvoir ?"
Londres, avril 1812. Lady Helen Wrexhall s'apprête à faire son entrée dans le monde. Bientôt, elle sera prise dans le tourbillon des bals avec l'espoir de faire un beau mariage. Mais d'étranges faits surviennent qui la plongent soudain dans les ombres de la Régence : une bonne de la maison disparaît, des meurtres sanglants sont commis et Helen fait la connaissance de lord Carlston, un homme à la réputation sulfureuse. Il appartient au Club des mauvais jours, une police secrète chargée de combattre des démons qui ont infiltré toutes les couches de la société. Lady Helen est dotée d'étranges pouvoirs mais acceptera-t-elle de renoncer à une vie faite de privilèges et d'insouciance pour basculer dans un monde terrifiant ?
Bath, décembre 1812...
Lady Helen prépare son mariage avec le duc de Selburn, mais son esprit est ailleurs: sa mission de Vigilant Suprême n'est pas encore accomplie. Cette double vie met Helen au supplice: non seulement elle doit résister à ses sentiments pour le charismatique Lord Carlston, mais elle doit aussi maîtriser ses pouvoirs. La confrontation finale avec leur grand ennemi, l'Abuseur Suprême, est imminente...
AU CoeUR D'UNE CHINE IMPÉRIALE MYTHIQUE ET FASCINANTE, LE JEUNE EON SE BAT CONTRE UN MONDE DE POUVOIR ET D'INTRIGUES.
UNE EXTRAODINAIRE AVENTURE DANS LA TRADITION DU CLAN DES OTORI DE LIAN HEARN.
Sous l'autorité de son maître, Eon, douze ans, s'est entraîné durement à manier le sabre et maîtriser les figures magiques. Il espère être choisi comme apprenti par l'un des douze dragons énergétiques qui protègent le pays - et acquérir ainsi, en devenant oeil du dragon, un extraordinaire pouvoir.
Mais Eon porte un dangereux secret. Il est en réalité Eona, jeune fille de seize ans, déguisée en garçon. Si son secret est découvert, elle mourra.
Plongée dans un monde flamboyant, plein de traîtrises, de fausses identités, d'alliances incertaines, de manifestations magiques, d'amitiés loyales, Eon est au coeur d'une lutte à mort pour le trône impérial. Avec l'aide de ses amis, trouvera-t-elle la force de combattre ?
Eon est devenu Eona, l'¿il du dragon Miroir. Son nouveau pouvoir représente l'unique espoir de la Résistance. Mais saura-t-elle maîtriser sa force dévastatrice? Dans l'ardeur de la lutte pour le contrôle de l'empire, entre son c¿ur et son devoir, quel choix fera Eona?
Twelve-year old Eon has been studying the ancient art of the Dragoneyes for two years. But he is playing a dangerous game: Eon is actually Eona, 16 years old and a girl. Her true identity must remain hidden at all costs: it is forbidden for women to practise the Art, and to be discovered would be punishable by death.
Let down by her injured leg, it seems that Eon is destined to fail in her quest, until a spectacular twist in events catapults her into the opulent but treacherous world of the Imperial court. Without a master to guide her, Eon must learn to harness her unprecedented natural power, while protecting the secret that could cost her everything . . .
Set against a rich backdrop of Ancient Chinese myths and traditions and fraught with tension, this is a classic page-turner.
Eon is now Eona, the Mirror Dragoneye - one of just two surviving Dragoneyes, the human links to the twelve energy dragons and their power. On the run after the massacre in the Imperial Palace, she must find a way to restore Kygo, the dead Pearl Emperor's true heir, to the throne.
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...
Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, who risked her life to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona - one of just two surviving Dragoneyes - on the run and yet supposedly her country's saviour.
And Eona is hiding another, more dangerous secret...she cannot control her power. When she tries to bond with her Dragon, the anguish of the ten spirit beasts whose Dragoneyes were murdered surges through her and she becomes a terrible killing force.
As the malign High Lord Sethon strives to create a potent weapon, Eona faces assassins, savage battles, jealousy, betrayal and the heartbreaking truth about herself as she fights to help the Pearl Emperor's true heir inherit the throne. Can she contain the darkness that seethes within her? One wrong move could obliterate them all?
Against a backcloth of dazzling swordplay, ruthless power struggles and exotic, arcane lore, unfurls this thrilling story of a young warrior who must find the courage to tread the razor line between what is true and what is just.
New York Times bestseller Alison Goodman's eagerly awaited new project -- a Regency adventure starring a stylish and intrepid demon-hunter! London, April 1812. On the eve of 18-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall's presentation to the Queen, one of her family's housemaids disappears--and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap? From the Hardcover edition.
New York Times bestseller Alison Goodman's eagerly awaited new novel -- a Regency adventure starring a stylish and intrepid demon-hunter! Helen must make a choice: Save her reputation, or save the world. London, 1812. Eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall is on the eve of her debut presentation at the royal court of George III. Her life should revolve around gowns, dancing, and securing a suitable marriage. Instead, when one of her family’s maids disappears, she is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few able to stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons that has infiltrated all levels of society. Carlston is not a man she should be anywhere near, especially with the taint of scandal that surrounds him. Yet he offers her help and the possibility of finally discovering the truth about the mysterious deaths of her parents. Soon the two of them are investigating a terrifying conspiracy that threatens to plunge the newly Enlightened world back into darkness. But can Helen trust a man whose own life is built on lies? And does she have the strength to face the dangers of this hidden world and her family’s legacy? Set in the glittering social world of the Regency upper-crust, the Dark Days Club is a supernatural adventure that introduces New York Times best-selling author Alison Goodman’s Lady Helen Wrexhall--another heroine whom, like Eona, readers can take to their hearts. From the Hardcover edition.
Eon is now Eona, the Mirror Dragoneye, on the run (with Ryko and Lady Dela) from High Lord Sethon's army. She is also struggling to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered by Lord Ido; as they focus their grief through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their power. The three renegades are on a quest for two things: first, the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon. And then they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the self-styled "Emperor" Sethon ...
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he'll become apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. It is forbidden for females to practise the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. But after a brilliant sword ceremony, Eon is catapulted into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where his desperate lie comes to light...
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Eon--the award-winning crossover fantasy that soars!
Sixteen-year-old Eon has a dream, and a mission. For years, he's been studying sword-work and magic, toward one end. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye-an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.
But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.
When Eon's secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic...and her life.