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Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon (2002)

by Christopher Paolini

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Series: The Inheritance Cycle (1)

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In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
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It lives up to its ratings. ( )
  Dan733 | Apr 15, 2020 |
A boy finds a magic stone in the woods and a dragon hatches from it. Eragon and his dragon, Saphira go on many adventures to fight evil. ( )
  vhale28 | Apr 10, 2020 |
Eragon doesn't know he is a "rider" when a dragon egg suddenly appears near him in the wilderness. Not knowing what it is, he takes it home with him. It hatches and the dragon seems to choose him. He must figure out his destiny while avoiding those trying to capture him and either kill or coopt him. He finally finds his way to the Varden where he triumphs over an extremely powerful sorcerer. Book seemed somewhat juvenile and thin.
  JohnLavik | Mar 29, 2020 |
You like Young Adult? Then this is two stars. Dislike it? Then it's minus 5!

Clearly written by a teen. The "love story" in it is so badly written I laughed out loud more than once. Yikes! ( )
  dahoon | Mar 26, 2020 |
Eragon is about a boy named Eragon who finds a blue stone in the middle of Spine.He beleives it to be a stone until it hatches into a dragon egg. Then the Raz'ac attack Carvahall his town to get the dragon egg back. Eragon leaves with Brom the storyteller and his dragon, Saphire. They leave town and set out through Varden. Eragon cousin, Roran is back in Carvahall from Galbatorix soldiers. Galbatorix is an evil king who wants all the power over his kingdom and he killed the last of the riders which made Varden go to war with him. On his way to Varden Brom and Eragon get attacked by Raz'ac which kill Brom. Eragon only saved by Murtagh, the son of great treacherous Morzan,helps Eragon to Varden. On the way they get captures by a Shade and Eragon sees an elf lady in the prison. In order to saved the elf lady he must get to Varden.

I like this book because it had a lot of little details that were important. The book was hard to understand at first but through the end of the series in was easier. I also like how the author spread the books out and he made sure not to miss any details. The author use many different types of languages. At first it is hard to understand but at the end you can almost read it your self no translation need. The characters in the book are really fun to get to know like all 20 kings and Queens inn the book. You also learn there religions, like dwarfism, and elf. ( )
  AReimer.ELA4 | Mar 25, 2020 |
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''Eragon,'' for all its flaws, is an authentic work of great talent. The story is gripping; it may move awkwardly, but it moves with force. The power of ''Eragon'' lies in its overall effects -- in the sweep of the story and the conviction of its storyteller. Here, Paolini is leagues ahead of most writers, and it is exactly here that his youth is on his side.
Eragon and Saphira run off with the village story teller, Brom, after the ra’zac kill his uncle, Garrow. They start to hunt the ra’zac in order to achieve revenge, however, Eragon received visions of an elf, Arya, who had been captured. They then instead went to the city she was held at, but Brom was killed. Eragon and Saphira were only just saved by their mysterious new friend, Murtagh. They go to the city where the elf is held, and, after Eragon himself got captured, they freed the elf. The elf is poisoned, however, so the group rushed to the rebel group, known as the Varden, in the dwarvish capital Farthen Dur. She is saved just in time to defend the city from an attack by the urgal, a monstrous race of beings being controlled by the powerful shade, Durza. In the midst of the fight Eragon, with the help of Arya and Saphira, defeats the shade bringing the battle to an end

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Paolini, Christopherprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, GerardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kuittinen, TeroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palencar, John JudeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scotto di Santillo, Maria ConcettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book is dedicated to my mom, for showing me the magic in the world;
to my dad, for revealing the man behind the curtain.
And also my sister, Angela, for helping me when I'm "blue."
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Eragon knelt in a bed of trampled reed grass and scanned the tracks with a practiced eye.
Wind howled through the night, carrying a scent that would change the world.
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It has been one hundred years since the last of the legendary Dragon Riders was slain by the evil Galbatorix, whose tyranny now weighs heavily upon the vast land of Alagaësia. Only three dragon eggs survived the slaughter, and when one of these eggs hatches to a farm-boy named Eragon, Galbatorix dispatches his most fearsome minions to hunt the new Rider down. With his dragon to protect him, Eragon manages to survive the king's first attack, but his uncle is not so lucky. Before long, Eragon finds himself on a quest for revenge that will take him to the far ends of Alagaësia – but an epic power struggle rages around him, and he will soon come to understand the monumental weight of the legacy he has inherited.

AR level 5.6, 25 pts.
Doubleday Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0385607881 Doubleday, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. flat signed on title page by author. Includes Eragon Bookmark
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