Eragon

Eragon

One boy. One dragon. A world of adventure.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 the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.Overnight his simple life is shattered, and...

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Title:Eragon
Author:Christopher Paolini
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ISBN:0375826696
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:503 pages

Eragon Reviews

  • M. Weaver
    May 07, 2007
    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewerRight 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 a point. Even tho...
  • J.G. Keely
    May 13, 2007
    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. Bad guys burn dow...
  • 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 supposed 16-year-old...
  • Brownbetty
    Aug 12, 2007
    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 get that woman...
  • Faith
    Sep 04, 2007
    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). This is a great...
  • Swankivy
    Aug 20, 2008
    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 destroy boy's hous...
  • Nataliya
    May 02, 2010
    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 seriousness, used Diana Wynn...
  • Katerina
    Feb 21, 2011
    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 poor collection) a...
  • julio
    Oct 29, 2012
    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....
  • Ben Alderson
    Jan 23, 2017
    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 BOOKand breathI honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a classic! ERAGON YOU ARE MIGHTY ...