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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.
A real page turner! Looking forward to reading the next. Magic meets wisdom, a hero grows before our eyes! Good read.Published 2 hours ago by Howard Weingarten
Eragon is a boy who has many adventures and more than expected surprises prepare to be hooked to a great book made by Christopher the author of the inheritance series and guiness... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Donna Fischer
So you are thinking of buying Eragon...
Do you want to read it for some fresh, original, compelling, and well-written fantasy? Go read Diana Wynne Jones. Read more
One of my favorite books to read! It is one of my all time treasures!Published 3 days ago by David Condon
The book I read was Eragon by Christopher Paolini. This book was published by Paolini LLC for the first edition in 2002 and Alfred A. Knopf for the second edition in 2003. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Sarah
I loved it I'm hooked !id recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an amazing book about traveling an fatePublished 5 days ago by Justice
When I first picked up this book in the library, I expected it to be like the movie. I have never been so wrong. This book is amazing, and it reads fast. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Alexandria Bruce