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
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
From the Hardcover edition.
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.
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This isn't a copy of lord of the rings... It shares a few general things in common, but it is certainly not a copy.
I really loved this series, and I've been waiting for book 4 for the past year it so. I just wish they could've made an epic movie series like lord of the rings. Yes many things are lost when making a movie, but let's just face it, the Eragon movie was so different from the book you can't even make a semi accurate sequel! I hope they remake it and put a little bit more effort into farthen dûr :) because the movie made it look like a crappy little village.
Whoever read the Harry potter series will love this book. Same for the lord of the rings. The has a lot of fantasy. Kids would like this book also.
Best book ever
Enough said. :) if you like the lord of the rings you will love this book.