Eragon

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 503 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.

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User Review  - areadingmachine - LibraryThing

This is a decent book when you consider the very young age of the Author at the time of writing. It is a decent story but does not offer a huge amount in originality in the characters. I liked the ... Read full review

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A wonderful first novel from a young author that I hope we hear from for years to come. Paolini has created a very detailed world with fantasy creatures that are reminiscent of J.R.R. Tolkiens middle ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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 AlagaŽsia.

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


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