Don’t miss the eagerly anticipated epic new fantasy from Christopher Paolini—Murtagh!
A new adventure hatches in Book One of the Inheritance Cycle, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings! This New York Times bestselling series has sold over 40 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.
"Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." —The Washington Post
When fifteen-year-old Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. 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, 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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Christopher Paolini became a sensation with this landmark fantasy of mythical beasts, treacherous villains, and a young man discovering the skills and courage he never knew he had. During a hunting expedition, teenager Eragon happens upon a strange egg that soon hatches a powerful, wise, and obedient dragon. Now, Eragon must decide if he’s ready to fulfill his destiny and become a Dragon Rider, one of the honorable lawmen tasked with keeping the peace before the vicious Galbatorix became the ruler of the land. Paolini’s thrilling coming-of-age adventure pits a ragtag resistance against the forces of a scarily ruthless empire. We were astounded to learn that Paolini was still a teenager when he wrote this first book in the Inheritance Cycle, although it helps explain the unmistakable realness of his young hero’s emotions. With its vivid world-building and evocative language, Eragon is a brilliant read for fantasy lovers of any age.
In the first volume in Paolini's planned Inheritance trilogy, 15-year-old Eragon discovers an odd blue gemstone while exploring an infamous stretch of forest. It is a dragon egg, fated to hatch in his care. Eragon quickly develops a psychic connection with the female dragon that emerges, whom he names Saphira ("His emotions were completely open to her mind, and she understood him better than anyone else"). Eragon narrowly escapes doom with Saphira's help, but the uncle who raised him is killed, setting up a robust revenge/adventure tale. The scope quickly expands: Eragon turns out to be the first of a new generation of Riders, a lodge of legendary dragon-riding warriors killed by the evil King Galbatorix. As a result, he becomes the focal point in a war between Galbatorix's forces and the resistance efforts of the Varden. Paolini, who was 15 years old himself when he began this book, takes the near-archetypes of fantasy fiction and makes them fresh and enjoyable, chiefly through a crisp narrative and a likable hero. He carries a substantial Tolkien influence fanciful spellings of geographical names, the use of landscape as character, as well as the scale and structure of the story itself. But his use of language dispenses with the floral, pastoral touch in favor of more direct prose. The likeness does not end there: the volume opens with a detailed map of Paolini's world, and ends with a glossary and pronunciation guide for his invented language. An auspicious beginning to both career and series. Ages 12-up.
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.