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Eragon (book)

61 Ratings: 3.2
A novel by Christopher Paolini and the first installment in the Inheritance Cycle.

Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini began writing the book at the age of fifteen. After writing the first draft for a year, he spent a second year rewriting it and fleshing out the story and characters. … see full wiki

Author: Christopher Paolini
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Knopf
13 reviews about Eragon (book)
review by . December 12, 2010
   If someone had assembled a checklist of every fantasty cliche ever used in any work of fantasy ever written by anyone anywhere, it would've turned into this book.      1. Elves are noble, wonderful, beautiful and wise. CHECK!      2. Dwarves are hardworking, strong, loyal and wise. CHECK!      3. Dragons are magical, powerful, impressive and wise. CHECK!      4. Evil is evil for its own sake and can …
review by . June 03, 2010
A great read!
First off my emotional reaction to this book was that it encaptured me to want to keep reading more. I felt for the characters and even cried when Brom passed away. The way he was preserved in time was almost beautiful if only humans in real life could do the same. I recommend this reading to any age because it seriously gets ones mind off their own issues and envelopes you into another world within your mind as your reading it. The setting is such a beautiful time and place and if you read the …
review by . August 27, 2009
Christopher Paolini is a well known writer.  Amazingly enough he was able to get a book published at a very young age.  Nineteen.  Of course, his parents owned a publishing house and that had something to do with it.  On the other hand, Paolini met success when Knopf picked up his book and published it instead.  Before long, Eragon became a runaway success.  It got some kids hooked on to reading and I can't disagree with that.  Although much of Eragon is... well... …
review by . July 27, 2010
Rewrites the fantasy genre
This book is truly an epic. I cringe when I hear people say epic now, because almost 100% of the time they make it totally out of context. But in all honesty, no other word can describe this. It's the classic 'Teenager becomes a hero' book, with more "smart" reasoning. When reading this, your emotions follow the readers emotions. You feel sad when he feels sad, excited when he is, happy and relived whenever he feels relived, and angry when he feels so. The author really mastered …
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
A interesting story but poor writing
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
this young author is so talented, he paints a beautiful world in your mind that can only be comapired to middle earth
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Great fantasy tale of dragons and magic. Simple and quick, this story was a great dessert read (as opposed to a deep, meaningful read which i consider a meal.) Who cares if it is just like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and another couple stories. We are all inspired by something.
Quick Tip by . June 20, 2010
very interesting story.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Good book with dragons and magic. Some of the characters though were cookie cutter meaning they were the sterotypical ones.
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
I truly enjoyed this book. Inspired me in so many ways. Just wish his writing could've stayed up to par.
Quick Tip by . June 03, 2010
I must admit that even as a grown up reading this book was a delight.
review by . April 24, 2007
ERAGON is set in the fictional world of Algaesia. It is the first part of a trilogy that examines the rise of a new dragonrider named Eragon. Eragon is a farm boy who lives with his uncle, Garrow, and older cousin, Roran, out in the country outside of the rural village of Carvahall near a treacherous mountain pass known as The Spine. Eragon's mother gave Eragon to Garrow to raise shortly after he was born and then left. Eragon never met either of his parents. Near the beginning of the story, Eragon …
review by . November 29, 2006
If someone had assembled a checklist of every fantasty cliche ever used in any work of fantasy ever written by anyone anywhere, it would've turned into this book.    1. Elves are noble, wonderful, beautiful and wise. CHECK!    2. Dwarves are hardworking, strong, loyal and wise. CHECK!    3. Dragons are magical, powerful, impressive and wise. CHECK!    4. Evil is evil for its own sake and can never be redeemed. CHECK!   &n …
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