Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his... show more
Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.“An authentic work of great talent.”—The New York Times Book Review“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.”—People “Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.”—Booklist, Starred“An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” —Publishers WeeklyA New York Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerA Wall Street Journal BestsellerA Book Sense Bestseller
Publish date: August 26th 2003
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 509
Edition language: English
Series: Arfleifðin (#1)
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...
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...
3.5 starsThis was a real treat for me. I enjoyed it and will continue the series.
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...
A fun book to listen to since it is so simply written. I noticed that the author was really good at answering some of the big questions in life such as: why are we here, what's our purpose in life, and why do we do certain things and not others. It won't tax your brain and it will entertain. I'm ...