and Eona

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 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.

Eon and Eona are a New York Times bestselling duology based on the ancient lores of Chinese astrology and Feng Shui. The duology is a thrilling, timeless story of deadly politics, sexual intrigue and dazzling swordplay set in a brilliantly envisioned world.

Eon (aka The Two Pearls of Wisdom) and Eona  (aka The Necklace of the Gods) are published in 18 countries including  HarperCollins in Australia, Penguin in the USA, and  Transworld and David Fickling Books in the UK.


  • Winner – 2008 Aurealis Award, Best Fantasy Novel
  • Honour Book – 2008 James Tiptree Award
  • Notable Book – 2009 CBCA Awards
  • Shortlisted – 2009 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2009 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, 2008 Western Australian Premier’s Literary Awards.
  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year
  • New York Times Bestseller


  • 2011 Junior Library Guild Book
  • New York Times Bestseller