Eragon

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 503 pages
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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.

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The writing is good, but it lacks life, meat. - LibraryThing
The characters are cliched and the plot predictable. - LibraryThing
An excellent example of fantasy writing. - LibraryThing
It was boring and the writing was hamfisted. - LibraryThing
The plot and charcters were almost too familiar. - LibraryThing
I like the plot, and the characters are well defined. - LibraryThing

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I got this book hoping that my son would want to read the book. I've had very bad luck buying books for him, but thought I'd give this a try. Sure enough, as soon as I unwrapped it, he pounced! He ... Read full review

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I personally found this book to be quite a good one. Dragons, of course, are among the top mythological creatures that authors bring to life in their books. Christopher Paolini has created a whole new ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Christopher Paolini’s abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen after being homeschooled all his life. Both Eragon and Eldest, the second book in the Inheritance cycle, became instant New York Times bestsellers. Christopher is currently at work on Brisingr, the third volume in the cycle. He lives in Montana, where the dramatic landscape feeds his visions of Alagaësia.

You can find out more about Christopher and Inheritance at www.alagaesia.com.


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