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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
I absolutely could not put this book down, first or second time I read it.
If Christopher Paolini keeps writing books like Eragon it will only be a matter of time until his name will be mentioned with the best fantasy writers out there.
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 love this book it makes me exited when I read its great for any one any age so make sure to read itPublished 2 days ago by Akum
It's been a long time since I have read High Fantasy. A couple of decades or more. I'm glad I chose this series to step back into the world of dragons, their riders, elves and... Read morePublished 2 days ago by D. Bosshardt
Great book I could not get my head out of it for very long at a time. Will definitely be reading again sometime down the linePublished 9 days ago by Tim Wilson
My granddaughter recommended this book. I try and read what my grandchildren read to be able to share with them. This is a well written book. I high recommend it. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Cathy
great book just so much fun couldn't put the book down for a secondPublished 11 days ago by Stacy T.