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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.
Love this book gets better every time I read it. Christopher Paolini created an amazing world filled with wonder and adventure.Published 7 hours ago by Christopher Ehle
Item arrived on time and as described. Would purchase from again. Thanks!Published 10 hours ago by Andrea Warming
This was such a good book, I almost fell asleep on it I couldn't put it down.
If you want to get this book...GET IT!
I am not one to usually give one star reviews, and although I give the author credit for writing such a lengthy book at his young age, I cannot ignore the fact that his age does... Read morePublished 4 days ago by GiGi Marie
I read this year's ago and read it again. Just as enjoyable second time around. Reading three sequels as.Published 6 days ago by Edward Swindelles
I loved the saphira and eragon do not know how the writer came up with this good job I know I will love the next bookPublished 7 days ago by Ellen Joyner
This is the second time I have read this book and I loved it again.Published 9 days ago by Barbara Crouch
This book is action packed it really dose deserve an award. read the other books there really good too!!!!! :DPublished 10 days ago by R. Bordeman
This is a beautifully written first book of a four book series. We enter a world where dragons and their riders re-emerge at a time where this fantasied world needs them... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Meg