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Eragon (Inheritance, #1) - Christopher Paolini
Eragon (Inheritance, #1)
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Here's a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhaps even Wagner... show more
Here's a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhaps even Wagner in its traditional quest structure and the generally agreed-upon nature of dwarves, elves, dragons, and heroic warfare with magic swords. Eragon, a young farm boy, finds a marvelous blue stone in a mystical mountain place. Before he can trade it for food to get his family through the hard winter, it hatches a beautiful sapphire-blue dragon, a race thought to be extinct. Eragon bonds with the dragon, and when his family is killed by the marauding Ra'zac, he discovers that he is the last of the Dragon Riders, fated to play a decisive part in the coming war between the human but hidden Varden, dwarves, elves, the diabolical Shades and their neanderthal Urgalls, all pitted against and allied with each other and the evil King Galbatorix. Eragon and his dragon Saphira set out to find their role, growing in magic power and understanding of the complex political situation as they endure perilous travels and sudden battles, dire wounds, capture and escape. In spite of the engrossing action, this is not a book for the casual fantasy reader. There are 65 names of people, horses, and dragons to be remembered and lots of pseudo-Celtic places, magic words, and phrases in the Ancient Language as well as the speech of the dwarfs and the Urgalls. But the maps and glossaries help, and by the end, readers will be utterly dedicated and eager for the next book, Eldest. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780552553209 (0552553204)
Publisher: Corgi Books
Pages no: 517
Edition language: English
Series: Arfleifðin (#1)
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5.0 The Inheritance Cycle Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is one of the best series I have read brom is eragon dad saphria and the othe dragon have sex there are more dragons
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2.0 Derivative
An enjoyable read, Eragon by Christopher Paolini is derivative. Period. A near plagiarigation of Star Wars, Tolkien and Earthsea in addition to countless other fantasies. One wonders if Paolini is capable of a single original thought in this shameful mockery of the entire fantasy genre. Regardless E...
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4.0 Eragon
This book has been on my to read list for a long time. I finally had time to read it. I liked this story, but parts seemed to drag for me. I also liked the characters in this book. Eragon comes across a blue stone and tries to sell the stone. One night he starts to hit the stone and the stone open...
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3.0 Eragon
3.5 starsThis was a real treat for me. I enjoyed it and will continue the series.
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2.0 Eragon: Too Generic for My Tastes
This review must begin with my admission that I am a middle-aged, white man. My angst ridden teen years a distant memory most days. However, as the proud – and highly stressed, at times – father of several children, I get to relive those dramatic teen days over again through my kids. Something I ten...
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