Don’t miss the latest book from the author of Eragon, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia!
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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An Amazing Novel
The author has an extensive imagination, and knowledge of the world he has created. Like his influence, Tolkein, he has invented a language and antique world that inspires a reader. His characters are well developed, allowing the reader to 'know' the protagonist, his aquantences and enemies alike. It is a reasonable price considering the length of the novel, and is an honorable stab at a first novel in this young man's career. If anyone is or was a fan of Harry Potter (this is a more mature version), The Lord of the Rings (this is a more approachable version), or the philosophical expectations one learned to enjoy from CS Lewis' work...than this is the book for you. It is the sort of novel that can be read over and over, becaues a deeper and more intimate meaning comes from it.
Up There With The Greats
Though the book does remind me slightly of Lord of the Rings, it was the good part of the Rings trilogy that I remembered. Before the battles and cruelty and tough choices, when it was still good and fresh and exciting, like in the first movie. Eragon is one of the greatest young heroes ever, right up there with Harry Potter, though instead of magic which keeps getting darker, this series of sword fights, dragon battles, and epic adventures stays light and, to a point, care-free. Eragon is not the center of the universe, unlike some other heroes, but he is forced to adapt to his environment, and that's what makes him special - aside from the fact that the guy who wrote this was in his teens.
at first it was boring i thought, then as it went on it became more and more interesting. it was the most amazing book since harry potter, for me..