Eragon

Eragon

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? When Eragon finds a polished blue 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 Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an empire ruled by a king whos...

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Title:Eragon
Author:Christopher Paolini
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Eragon
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:503 pages pages

Eragon Reviews

  • Brent
    Mar 21, 2007

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manus...

    I've been dying to reread this one for a while, but I was looking at its GR entry and noticed it's listed as YA fantasy. I've always considered it MG, possibly because I first read it when it was released, which was when I was 10 years old or so. Am I remembering wrong, maybe, since it...

    i learned that this book kicks butt i mean common ppl you see this explosion in a forest gather up the guts to go see what it was and its a hue piece of saphire (or is it?) well then eragon goes around trying to sell it because his family is poor but know one wants it because it came o...

  • M. Weaver
    May 07, 2007

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

  • J.G. Keely
    May 13, 2007

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

  • Swankivy
    Aug 20, 2008

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

  • Kristin
    Jun 05, 2007

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manus...

    I've been dying to reread this one for a while, but I was looking at its GR entry and noticed it's listed as YA fantasy. I've always considered it MG, possibly because I first read it when it was released, which was when I was 10 years old or so. Am I remembering wrong, maybe, since it...

    i learned that this book kicks butt i mean common ppl you see this explosion in a forest gather up the guts to go see what it was and its a hue piece of saphire (or is it?) well then eragon goes around trying to sell it because his family is poor but know one wants it because it came o...

    WrensReads Review: You know that saying ?I?ll wait till the movie comes out?? Don?t. So I am an aspiring author. Let me shed some light for those who don?t understand this series is a unique series. ?Imitation: a method of writing instruction that bas dropped off t...

    This book spells 'trite' excellently. Unfortunately, that's the best quality it possesses. This idea has been overworked many times before, and, if I may borrow a baking metaphor, overworked dough makes for flat product. Not only does he steal from successful greats, but ignores com...

    I tried writing a novel when I was fifteen, too; but the difference between me and Paolini is I had the decency to chuck it when I realized how terrible it was. I?m not going to list a host of authours he ?borrowed? from ? many people just have different opinions where exactly ...

    One of my former roommates is addicted to Young Adult fantasy books, and got me hooked right along with her. She had read the first two books in this series right when they first came out, and urged me to read them before seeing the movie (which, I later found out, was awful). So I did...

  • Cy
    Jan 23, 2008

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manus...

    I've been dying to reread this one for a while, but I was looking at its GR entry and noticed it's listed as YA fantasy. I've always considered it MG, possibly because I first read it when it was released, which was when I was 10 years old or so. Am I remembering wrong, maybe, since it...

    i learned that this book kicks butt i mean common ppl you see this explosion in a forest gather up the guts to go see what it was and its a hue piece of saphire (or is it?) well then eragon goes around trying to sell it because his family is poor but know one wants it because it came o...

    WrensReads Review: You know that saying ?I?ll wait till the movie comes out?? Don?t. So I am an aspiring author. Let me shed some light for those who don?t understand this series is a unique series. ?Imitation: a method of writing instruction that bas dropped off t...

    This book spells 'trite' excellently. Unfortunately, that's the best quality it possesses. This idea has been overworked many times before, and, if I may borrow a baking metaphor, overworked dough makes for flat product. Not only does he steal from successful greats, but ignores com...

  • Archgallo
    Jul 15, 2007

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

  • J.Elle
    Jul 26, 2007

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

  • Brownbetty
    Aug 12, 2007

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

  • Faith
    Sep 04, 2007

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

  • Nancy
    Jun 22, 2010

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manus...

    I've been dying to reread this one for a while, but I was looking at its GR entry and noticed it's listed as YA fantasy. I've always considered it MG, possibly because I first read it when it was released, which was when I was 10 years old or so. Am I remembering wrong, maybe, since it...

    i learned that this book kicks butt i mean common ppl you see this explosion in a forest gather up the guts to go see what it was and its a hue piece of saphire (or is it?) well then eragon goes around trying to sell it because his family is poor but know one wants it because it came o...

    WrensReads Review: You know that saying ?I?ll wait till the movie comes out?? Don?t. So I am an aspiring author. Let me shed some light for those who don?t understand this series is a unique series. ?Imitation: a method of writing instruction that bas dropped off t...

    This book spells 'trite' excellently. Unfortunately, that's the best quality it possesses. This idea has been overworked many times before, and, if I may borrow a baking metaphor, overworked dough makes for flat product. Not only does he steal from successful greats, but ignores com...

    I tried writing a novel when I was fifteen, too; but the difference between me and Paolini is I had the decency to chuck it when I realized how terrible it was. I?m not going to list a host of authours he ?borrowed? from ? many people just have different opinions where exactly ...

    One of my former roommates is addicted to Young Adult fantasy books, and got me hooked right along with her. She had read the first two books in this series right when they first came out, and urged me to read them before seeing the movie (which, I later found out, was awful). So I did...

    Eragon has got to be one of the most tedious books I have ever read. I normally love fantasy (my love for Harry Potter is an indication of this) but Eragon, I could not get through. It was excruciatingly long for such a simple journey. He chances upon all things magical and makes such ...

  • Gabriella
    Feb 02, 2008

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manus...

    I've been dying to reread this one for a while, but I was looking at its GR entry and noticed it's listed as YA fantasy. I've always considered it MG, possibly because I first read it when it was released, which was when I was 10 years old or so. Am I remembering wrong, maybe, since it...

    i learned that this book kicks butt i mean common ppl you see this explosion in a forest gather up the guts to go see what it was and its a hue piece of saphire (or is it?) well then eragon goes around trying to sell it because his family is poor but know one wants it because it came o...

    WrensReads Review: You know that saying ?I?ll wait till the movie comes out?? Don?t. So I am an aspiring author. Let me shed some light for those who don?t understand this series is a unique series. ?Imitation: a method of writing instruction that bas dropped off t...

    This book spells 'trite' excellently. Unfortunately, that's the best quality it possesses. This idea has been overworked many times before, and, if I may borrow a baking metaphor, overworked dough makes for flat product. Not only does he steal from successful greats, but ignores com...

    I tried writing a novel when I was fifteen, too; but the difference between me and Paolini is I had the decency to chuck it when I realized how terrible it was. I?m not going to list a host of authours he ?borrowed? from ? many people just have different opinions where exactly ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Feb 19, 2009

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 01, 2009

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manus...

  • Nataliya
    May 02, 2010

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

  • Julio Genao
    Oct 29, 2012

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

  • Katerina
    Feb 21, 2011

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Dec 09, 2012

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manus...

    I've been dying to reread this one for a while, but I was looking at its GR entry and noticed it's listed as YA fantasy. I've always considered it MG, possibly because I first read it when it was released, which was when I was 10 years old or so. Am I remembering wrong, maybe, since it...

  • Ben Alderson
    Jan 23, 2017

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

  • Darth J
    Apr 01, 2013

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

  • Kai
    Apr 02, 2015

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

  • Fables&Wren
    May 06, 2015

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manus...

    I've been dying to reread this one for a while, but I was looking at its GR entry and noticed it's listed as YA fantasy. I've always considered it MG, possibly because I first read it when it was released, which was when I was 10 years old or so. Am I remembering wrong, maybe, since it...

    i learned that this book kicks butt i mean common ppl you see this explosion in a forest gather up the guts to go see what it was and its a hue piece of saphire (or is it?) well then eragon goes around trying to sell it because his family is poor but know one wants it because it came o...

    WrensReads Review: You know that saying ?I?ll wait till the movie comes out?? Don?t. So I am an aspiring author. Let me shed some light for those who don?t understand this series is a unique series. ?Imitation: a method of writing instruction that bas dropped off t...

  • Orient
    Jul 22, 2017

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

  • Hasham Rasool
    Aug 27, 2015

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manus...

    I've been dying to reread this one for a while, but I was looking at its GR entry and noticed it's listed as YA fantasy. I've always considered it MG, possibly because I first read it when it was released, which was when I was 10 years old or so. Am I remembering wrong, maybe, since it...

    i learned that this book kicks butt i mean common ppl you see this explosion in a forest gather up the guts to go see what it was and its a hue piece of saphire (or is it?) well then eragon goes around trying to sell it because his family is poor but know one wants it because it came o...

    WrensReads Review: You know that saying ?I?ll wait till the movie comes out?? Don?t. So I am an aspiring author. Let me shed some light for those who don?t understand this series is a unique series. ?Imitation: a method of writing instruction that bas dropped off t...

    This book spells 'trite' excellently. Unfortunately, that's the best quality it possesses. This idea has been overworked many times before, and, if I may borrow a baking metaphor, overworked dough makes for flat product. Not only does he steal from successful greats, but ignores com...

    I tried writing a novel when I was fifteen, too; but the difference between me and Paolini is I had the decency to chuck it when I realized how terrible it was. I?m not going to list a host of authours he ?borrowed? from ? many people just have different opinions where exactly ...

    One of my former roommates is addicted to Young Adult fantasy books, and got me hooked right along with her. She had read the first two books in this series right when they first came out, and urged me to read them before seeing the movie (which, I later found out, was awful). So I did...

    Eragon has got to be one of the most tedious books I have ever read. I normally love fantasy (my love for Harry Potter is an indication of this) but Eragon, I could not get through. It was excruciatingly long for such a simple journey. He chances upon all things magical and makes such ...

    Christopher wrote this book when he was fifteen years old. He did very well. I love the relationship between Eragon and Saphira. I could see there are true affections between the boy and dragon. I have seen 'Eragon' film long time ago, I can't remember what all of the casts look ...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 28, 2015

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

  • James Trevino
    Sep 03, 2016

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jul 27, 2018

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

  • Petrik
    Jan 28, 2018

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

  • Jeff
    May 28, 2017

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could ...

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon: Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually, in all seriou...

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). T...

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has...

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie. -I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my ...

    seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK and breath I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a class...

    This was straight up painful... Full review to come! ...

    Age of the readers and how well acquainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered here. I don?t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it?s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love ...

    appalling. as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?wait. ...oh. carry on, then. ...

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and dest...

    I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive. ...

    Dragons and elves and dragons! A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic. Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing....

    A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :) Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :) I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as ...

    Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much...

    Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Paolini, born in 1983, wrote the novel while still in his teens. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshin...

    ?The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.? It's been a while. Many years have gone by since I read this as a young teenager/old child. The only problem is that I have never read the fourth and last part of this series. At the time of its release, I had already forgott...

    September 2015 Updated Review Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between ...

    Holy guacamole. A great read. Definitely try it. :) ...

  • Miranda Reads
    May 18, 2018

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the suppos...

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob: Princess flees, trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands. Boy finds item....

    I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over (and, as you may have guessed, over and over...). It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. ...