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Eragon, a young farm boy, finds a marvelous blue stone in a mystical mountain place. Before he can trade it for food to get his family through the hard winter, it hatches a beautiful sapphire-blue dragon, a race thought to be extinct. Eragon bonds with the dragon, and when his family is killed by the marauding Ra'zac, he discovers that he is the last of the Dragon Riders, fated to play a decisive part in the coming war between the human but hidden Varden, dwarves, elves, the diabolical Shades and their neanderthal Urgalls, all pitted against and allied with each other and the evil King Galbatorix. Eragon and his dragon Saphira set out to find their role, growing in magic power and understanding of the complex political situation as they endure perilous travels and sudden battles, dire wounds, capture and escape.
In spite of the engrossing action, this is not a book for the casual fantasy reader. There are 65 names of people, horses, and dragons to be remembered and lots of pseudo-Celtic places, magic words, and phrases in the Ancient Language as well as the speech of the dwarfs and the Urgalls. But the maps and glossaries help, and by the end, readers will be utterly dedicated and eager for the next book, Eldest. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The character Eragon and the dragon Saphira are fantastic and Christopher Paolini created them wonderfully.
This book drags on and seems like a very cheap imitation from the names and plot of the story, which seems interesting at first.
I don't really care about any of the characters or what happens to them, because I don't feel like I even know the characters.
I couldn't put this book down. when I wasn't reading it all I wanted to do was get back. fantastic read!Published 3 days ago by Toasterme
I enjoy this book (and series) more and more every time I read them!!! It's a way to get out of a mundane life and experience magic:)Published 4 days ago by Laura
Let your mind go and have a great adventure. You will be cheering for the characters before your done with this bookPublished 5 days ago by acepilot1
not the best interesting, drags on and on. looses interest fastPublished 5 days ago by Rebecca alvarez
This is definitely about Eragon and his achievements to come into his own. I look forward to seeing him grow and learn to become a great rider. Sapphire into a great dragon. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
I had to consistently qualify this book by telling myself "this book is good for a 16 year-old." Once I realized I was continously doing this I couldn't finish reading it. Read morePublished 9 days ago by A Reviewer
This book was really do poo w but the ending was amazing!!! You should read it!!! Yes it's slow but good!!!!Published 11 days ago by Alexis Mosley
Well written with enough tantalizingly held back to make you keep turning the pages. Similar in style Raymond E. Feist's epic series Magician.Published 12 days ago by C. Rutherford
I like the story, but you can seriously tell that it is written by a 17 year old kid. I mean there is a part where for no apparent reason the main character and his mentor decide... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer