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Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon (original 2002; edition 2006)

by Christopher Paolini, Silvia Kómet (Translator), Enrique de Hériz (Translator)

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Authors:Christopher Paolini
Other authors:Silvia Kómet (Translator), Enrique de Hériz (Translator)
Info:Roca Editorial
Collections:Leídos, Your library
Tags:fantasía, juvenil

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini (2002)

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  MsJacksonSanborn | Nov 21, 2016 |
Eragon is a farm boy who finds a mysterious blue stone in the woods. He brings it home to find it hatch in the middle of the night. He touches it and becomes a legendary Dragon Rider, an order that was wiped out many years ago. The only other known dragon rider is the evil Galbatorix, the one that wiped out the order itself. The Ra'zac (evil bird-men that grow to be scaleless, hairy, and ugly lizards with wings(but not dragons)) then comes and kills Eragon's family in search of the dragon egg. Eragon escapes with Brom the storyteller. Brom mysteriously knows the arts of magic (dragon riders are also magicians) and sword fighting. Brom dies to the Ra'zac, and Eragon is saved by someone called Murtagh. The are captured and sent to prison, but they manage to escape with an elf, known as Arya.They go to the Varden, the rebellion against the Empire led by Galbatorix. Then Urgals (huge red and orange ogres) attack led by a shade (a necromancer who was taken over by the spirits they summoned). Eragon battles the shade and gets a nasty slice diagonally across his back. In Eragon's stage of deliriousness, he gets a dream from Togira Ikonoka, The Cripple Who Is Whole, telling him to come to the elven lands. ( )
  kaip.g1 | Oct 23, 2016 |
I love fantasy books and as soon as I picked up this book and saw the dragon on the front I was sure it was going to be a winner. I was one word.....dissapointed. This is a series I was hoping would fill the void left by the end of the Harry Potter series as it is of a similar genre. Unfortunately it was not to be.

Plot: 3/5
Many people compare the plot of this book to Star Wars and although I am familiar with the Star Wars saga, I don't really see the connection. In my opinion it seems a lot more similar to the Lord of The Rings trilogy. It is fine for authors to take inspiration from other works especially as fantasy is such a broad genre. However I feel there are too many similarities and I subconsiously felt myself comparing the two books, with Tolkien coming up trumps. As a plot on its own I felt that the pace was too slow. The beginning was drawn out too much, just so we could learn inconsequential things about various characters and places. I thought perhaps it had improved towards the middle, when the action began but it soon frittered out and resumed its slow, lethargic pace.

Characters: 4/5
The main character in the novel is Eragon, who is our hero for the whole series. I feel that although I know who Eragon is and his personality I still have really no idea what he looks like. I am basing my idea of him on the actor who plays him in the film of this book. Paolini spends enough time describing what his dragon looks like but not enough on Eragon himself. Eragon's dragon is called Saphira, and is a character that I rather like in this book. I enjoy some of the witty things she says and feel like I know a great deal about her. Of the minor characters, I liked; Brom, Roran and Murtagh. I enjoyed the diversity there was between these 3 male characters even though they didn't interact with each other a lot.

Setting: 2/5
The book is set in a world Paolini has created from his imagination. Apart from being ridiculously named in words no one can pronounce, the world is described so haphazzardly in the book that I have no idea where anywhere is situated in relation to anywhere else. Paolini did provide a map at the start of the book, but I don't want to be flicking to the front of a book just to establish where the characters are.

I was dissapointed by this book as I anticipated so much more. I felt that the descriptions were too long and forced, in some cases causing me to skip over a paragraph just to get the story moving. As I read through it I found myself questioning some of the metaphors Paolini had used as in my mind they didn't make sense or add anything to the description.

I wouldn't reccommend this book as there are many other fantasy series for a reader to enjoy instead.
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  ACascadeofBooks | Oct 5, 2016 |
I read this book years ago, but I still return to it as one of my favorite reads and remember the story line well. It's stood the test of time. ( )
  jeterat | Oct 5, 2016 |
I read this book twice. The first time a few years ago and walked away loving the book. I couldn't put it down. The second time, I read it just last month - and again I walked away loving it and not being able to put it down. You have to be a Fantasy fan to really enjoy this book. It fascinates me to know that C. Paolini was only 16 when he wrote this book. Amazing! ( )
  Bubamdk | Sep 9, 2016 |
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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.

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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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