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Eragon (Inheritance, #1) - Christopher Paolini
Eragon (Inheritance, #1)
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There's always room for another fantasy quest trilogy--as long as it has distinction, originality and a cracking plot. Eragon has. This is the first book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Trilogy, which he began writing when aged only 15, is an amazing debut that demonstrates a written... show more
There's always room for another fantasy quest trilogy--as long as it has distinction, originality and a cracking plot. Eragon has. This is the first book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Trilogy, which he began writing when aged only 15, is an amazing debut that demonstrates a written maturity beyond its creator's years. Any rough edges borne through inexperience are quickly forgiven as his story takes the reader on an imaginative journey by way of a host of likable and interesting characters and several breathtaking and dramatic sequences of high fantasy. Eragon's adventure begins when he is out hunting one day in the mountainous region of his world known as the Spine. While eyeing-up a tasty deer with his bow, his aim is disturbed by a polished blue stone that explodes from the sky and narrowly misses him. The oval shaped object, cool and frictionless to his touch, weighs several pounds and it turns out to be his only reward from his day's hunting session. Returning to his home town Carvahall, Eragon's unsuccessful attempts to exchange the stone for meat for his family begins a run of bad luck that will eventually force him to flee his place of birth. This heralds the beginning of a new destiny for him. The stone is in fact a dragon's egg and it hatches in Eragon's company--making him the first new Dragon Rider for many years. Suddenly, the fate of the Empire rests in his hands and he must navigate a dark and dangerous terrain, and some formidable enemies, to challenge the might of a king whose evil is limitless. Despite its classic quest format there are enough new ideas and twists and turns to make it stand out among its legion of competitors in the genre. Eragon begins a bigger story that continues with the follow-up Eldest. Suitable for readers aged 12 and over. --John McLay
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385607889 (0385607881)
Publisher: Doubleday/Random House Children's Books
Pages no: 509
Edition language: English
Series: Arfleifðin (#1)
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Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it
2.5 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New--er, I mean Eragon
I’m going to echo a bunch of other reviewers and say that Eragon is okay, but I liked it better when it was Star Wars. There are a plethora of reviews and wikis out there that painstakingly lay out the similarities between Eragon and Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and David Eddings’s The Belgariad (O...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
5.0 First part of a fantasy series with dragons, elves, dwarves etc.. very good indeed
Eragon is a young man who finds himself embroiled in a struggle between the Empire in which he lives and those resisting it. A long journey ensues, full of adventure, magic, fighting and discovery. Many interesting and different characters appear, all with an important part to play. The writing i...
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My Blog rated it
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
Louis lit
Louis lit rated it
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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Defying Gravity with Books rated it
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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