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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Eragon is an AWESOME buy!!!!
In Christopher Paolini's first book, it packs a whallop to new fantasy literature. Paolini takes us back to the ancient world of dragons and dwarves, making many readers recall Lord of the Rings and Narnia. Christopher puts an exciting twist on a fantasy world we've all known and loved. There are many suspenseful twists and turns' making Eragon a fun read. This audiobook is Christopher's personal inspiration for the sound of the ancient language. This book is only undermined by its new addition, Eldest. I reccommend both for a really great read.
Great for an Immature Author
Well, I loved this book when I was younger and it first came out. Now I know better. It's still great for an immature author, but it completely misses the mark for great fantasy litterature. What's missing? Character depth. Why is The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicals of Narnia so highly praised an classic? There's character there, the character of Aslan in the Chronicals and basically all the characters in LOTR are great and that's what makes you want Frodo to win so badly, not because Sauron is so evil, but because Frodo is so great. But in this book, it makes you want to win because Galbatorix is so evil, not because Eragon's so great. But enough analysis. Can anybody tell that i'm a student by how I write? Lol.
Anyway, I thought it's great- but I hate hate HATE the voice of Saphira. She is a woman dragon she shouldn't talk like a friggin chain smoking 60-year old man! I know it's trying to voice a different race than humans, but it didn't work for me. The novel is fine, so I'd suggest reading it to listening to it. There you go.
This book is great. It may be Christopher's first book but it seems like it is his 50th! It is action packed with many cliffhangers . I couldn't stop listening to it. Very well written, I am surprised it has not gotten many awards. The point is, you have got to either listen or read this book.