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
It was boring and the writing was hamfisted. - LibraryThing
The plot and charcters were almost too familiar. - LibraryThing
I do not blame Paolini for writing a bad book. - LibraryThing
An excellent example of fantasy writing. - LibraryThing
Also, there was not enough characterization. - LibraryThing

Interesting read

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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

a nice entry

User Review  - siddharth subb... - Flipkart

this book is a good one to read.paolini has put in a lot of his imagination.but still a resemblence to lord of the rings do exist Read full review

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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