One boy . . . One dragon . . . A world of adventure.
When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...
While exploring the forest, 15-year-old Eragon discovers an odd blue gemstone a dragon egg, fated to hatch in his care. According to PW, "The author takes the near-archetypes of fantasy fiction and makes them fresh and enjoyable, chiefly through a crisp narrative and a likable hero." Ages 12-up.
I’ve read 40% of this book and it is amazing can’t wait till the next book it is so good I can’t sleep I just read it at night
This book was given to me when I was younger by a family member who usually buys bad presents but there is an exception to every rule and this was it. On starting to read it I didn't have high hopes but as the story progressed I became more enchanted with the plot. It has some truly inspiring, funny, thoughtful and tragic moments in its pages. The cast of characters are so well written that you become attached to their individual story's and pasts. This book is a solid beginning to a fantastic series of pure fantasy.
Could not stop reading now I need to sleep before starting the next book!!