When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatching, Eragon realises he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a ...
When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatching, Eragon realises he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by an evil King. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...The author is Christopher Paolini.
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Hard to believe he was so young when he wrote it. Delivers as well as much older authors.
Apr 16, 2011
Character development was sturdy and ran the length of the book. Its a great read and easy to get in the backbone of the story. Its an addictive book and leaves you wanting more!
Feb 17, 2009
This is a awesome book for all people that love dragons and the story is super interesting and fun. when you start reading it you will not stop until it ends the book.
Feb 5, 2009
Great fantasy book
My son has trouble sleeping and unwinding at the end of the day. So we bought these for xmas and they really help him unwind and fall asleep at bedtime, he loves them.
Oct 2, 2008
I read this book when it first came out. I fell asleep reading it as I just could not put it down. There is some very interesting ideas floated around in the book that makes you place yourself right alongside Saphira and Eragon and help push them along through the story. When the movie came out, I was not too disappointed, as there have been by far much worse movie remakes of books that were very disappointing, like battlefield earth. I had to reread the book 5 times to get the bad taste out of my mouth from watching that piece of trash. The movie Eragon stayed true to the idea of the book, though I missed watching Saphira grow up much slower in the book then on the screen. Another item that would have been sweet to watch would have been the great crystal that shattered. I also wondered why Arya did not have pointed ears, she is a Elf, right? But this is about the book, and a very wonderfully written book it is in that it will grab you and not let you go until the final sentence has been read, then will have you wanting more.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-04-04 While exploring the forest, 15-year-old Eragon discovers an odd blue gemstone-a dragon egg, fated to hatch in his care. According to PW, "The author takes the near-archetypes of fantasy fiction and makes them fresh and enjoyable, chiefly through a crisp narrative and a likable hero." Ages 12-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2004-08-23 Makeovers with Mass Appeal New editions spruce up popular titles and bestselling series. Christopher Paolini's Eragon is now available in a deluxe edition, which includes an extensive language/pronunciation guide, a foldout map of Alaga?sia in blue ink (penned by Paolini) and new artwork by the author. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2003-07-21 In the first volume in Paolini's planned Inheritance trilogy, 15-year-old Eragon discovers an odd blue gemstone while exploring an infamous stretch of forest. It is a dragon egg, fated to hatch in his care. Eragon quickly develops a psychic connection with the female dragon that emerges, whom he names Saphira ("His emotions were completely open to her mind, and she understood him better than anyone else"). Eragon narrowly escapes doom with Saphira's help, but the uncle who raised him is killed, setting up a robust revenge/adventure tale. The scope quickly expands: Eragon turns out to be the first of a new generation of Riders, a lodge of legendary dragon-riding warriors killed by the evil King Galbatorix. As a result, he becomes the focal point in a war between Galbatorix's forces and the resistance efforts of the Varden. Paolini, who was 15 years old himself when he began this book, takes the near-archetypes of fantasy fiction and makes them fresh and enjoyable, chiefly through a crisp narrative and a likable hero. He carries a substantial Tolkien influence-fanciful spellings of geographical names, the use of landscape as character, as well as the scale and structure of the story itself. But his use of language dispenses with the floral, pastoral touch in favor of more direct prose. The likeness does not end there: the volume opens with a detailed map of Paolini's world, and ends with a glossary and pronunciation guide for his invented language. An auspicious beginning to both career and series. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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