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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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  2. 195
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  3. 153
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    PghDragonMan: Continuation of the story . . .
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    Proginoskes: A necessity for any fan of quality fantasy to read.
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    hermionewannabe: If you enjoy fantasy works than you will love the Eragon series.
  8. 60
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  9. 82
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    Caramellunacy: In Dragon's Blood, indentured servant Jakkin struggles to win his freedom by secretly raising a stolen dragon's egg. I loved Jakkin's bond with his dragon and the intrigue of it all.
  10. 61
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  11. 30
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    dagnirath: Pawn of prophecy... has nothing to do with dragons. However, it does have the same writing style, and Eddings is a master storyteller.
  12. 41
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    Journey07: I recommend this book because it is a great book. Who doesn't love a good story about dragons?
  16. 10
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At first Eragon seems to be the typical fantasy novel. A character finds something that leads to the characters life changing completely. I only picked up the book because I had heard good things about it, and it turns out I was right to not read it for such a long time. The writing was clunky, lacked most elements of story-telling, and is a hodge-podge of different themes from different fantasy novels. I really disliked the book, and needless to say will not be reading the sequels. ( )
  vishnuugopi | Dec 1, 2018 |
Het orgineel van mijn review kan je vinden op mijn blog:

Wat een leuk boek! Aangeraden door mijn meiden, stond het al een tijdje op me te wachten. Moet je nagaan mijn jongste was 11 toen ze het kocht! En moeders lees het, terwijl dochterlief inmiddels 18 is. Het boek leest lekker vlot, de gebeurtenissen volgen elkaar in een snel tempo op, wat er natuurlijk aan meewerkt.

In de meeste verhalen worden draken als boosaardige wezens neergezet. Het eerste wat me opvalt is dat ze in dit boek als magische intelligente meelevende wezens neergezet worden. Al na 50 bladzijden merk ik dat ik *verliefd* ben op een draak. Zowel Eragon als Saphira ontwikkelen zich in een rap tempo. Alsof ze door elkaar gestimuleerd worden. Het plezier in hun samenzijn spat regelmatig van de bladzijden af! Ze maken veel avonturen met elkaar mee, en ontmoeten reuze interessante figuren.

Allemachtig! Dat was geweldig! riep Eragon.
Ja zei Saphira uitgelaten. Het is alleen wel jammer dat je niet langer je adem in kan houden.

Het is een leuk verhaal en natuurlijk ga ik de rest van de serie ook lezen! Wat het boek nu zo aantrekkelijk maakte? Wel het is goed en geloofwaardig geschreven ;). Het is geen zoet sprookje en regelmatig spat de spanning van de bladzijden af!

Geen jager aan de hemel zou zijn leven moeten eindigen als prooi zei ze (Saphira) tegen Eragon. Het is beter te sterven op de wind dan gedrukt tegen de aarde
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  LindaKwakernaat | Nov 29, 2018 |
A reread of many times, this is the first time I realized that I have two copies of this book with two different covers. Still the same book though and I love it as much as I always have. :) ( )
  magickislife | Nov 20, 2018 |
This book has a lot of magic to it, from the very first chapter on throughout the adventure readers sign up for. Paolini's descriptions of dragons, and of the friendships that unfold throughout this book, are masterful, and well worth the read all by themselves. Although the story feels a bit more familiar toward the end of the book, and not quite as fresh as the earlier passages in the book, there's so much to love here that the book is difficult to describe. It goes beyond YA Fantasy to bring to life the sort of story that makes readers fall in love with fantasy.

Absolutely recommended. ( )
  whitewavedarling | Nov 9, 2018 |
A personal favorite and an essential for the fantasy genre. A read for most all ages. Eragon is the one book I could reread over and over. It's a beautifully crafted fantasy that deserves to be paired with Tolkien on your bookshelves.
  mitzee333 | Oct 5, 2018 |
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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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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.

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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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Here's a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhaps even Wagner in its traditional quest structure and the generally agreed-upon nature of dwarves, elves, dragons, and heroic warfare with magic swords.

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

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In Aagaesia, 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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