Eragon (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Aug 26, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 528 pages
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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

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 Weekly

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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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User Review  - Climbing-books - LibraryThing

A great book, perfect for those who are actively interested in fantasy literature, and perhaps an introductory novel to those readers just starting out in the genre. Read full review

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

I read the reviews of Eragon here on Goodreads, and I wasn't really sure what to expect based on the mixed vitriol and adoration. It's unlikely I would have even picked up the book but my 9yo daughter ... 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 trilogy, became instant New York Times bestsellers. Christopher is currently at work on the final volume in the trilogy. He lives in Montana, where the dramatic landscape feeds his visions of Alagaësia.

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