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Eragon (2002)

by Christopher Paolini

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Series: The Inheritance Cycle (1)

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    Eldest by Christopher Paolini (PghDragonMan)
    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.
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    Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen (Caramellunacy)
    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.
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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.
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    Journey07: I recommend this book because it is a great book. Who doesn't love a good story about dragons?
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A great start to a powerful cycle, and the career of a wonderfully gifted author! ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Wow. Heard about this series a lot since the movie came out a few years back, but wasn't really expecting it to be so good. Very much enjoyed the story, the setting and especially the characters. The ending was pretty abrupt and surprising - as in I wasn't expecting the ending to happen when it did. If the author's goal with the ending was to make me want the next book and continue, mission accomplished. Very much recommend this to any fantasy readers. ( )
  thanbini | Jun 19, 2016 |
Absolutely loved this book. Once I finished it I could not wait to begin the next one. Luckily, I had both the 2nd and 3rd installments ready and set to go. For those non-readers that saw the movie and deemed it mediocre, should invest the time and effort into reading the book. It is more richly detailed and the storyline is fleshed out and full of life. ( )
  BethMcV69 | Jun 17, 2016 |
This book was awesome. It reminded me of Star Wars but placed it into a different context. A princess (Arya) has something (a dragon egg) that is vital to the success of the rebellion (the Varden) over an evil Empire (the Empire). It ends up in the hands of a farmer boy (Eragon) who was raised by his uncle. The egg hatches for him and catches the attention of the Empire. The Empire sends agents to collect it, killing Eragon's uncle while Eragon is away from the house, leaving it in ashes. Eragon then is led out of the town by Brom, the Ben Kenobi equivalent. They travel closer to the Varden. Brom teaches Eragon the ways of the Dragon Riders (Jedi who rode dragons), a group that became all but extinct in a great purge. They fight many enemies along the way and make some new friends as well. Eventually though, Brom dies, leaving Eragon alone with his dragon Saphira and a new companion Murtagh, and also the princess Arya, whom they rescued from a Shade. The book ends in an epic finale battle between Eragon and the shade. The book has an interesting lore and there are elements of a typical fantasy story in it, but they all have their own uniqueness to them. The concept of the dragon riders is one that is really different, as usually dragons are portrayed as greedy and evil and not as the arm of the law. ( )
  DrPedro | Jun 7, 2016 |
Read Anne Mcaffrey's "Dragonriders of Pern" series instead. It pioneered the whole "dragon-knight" theme (poorly) featured in this and lots of other books. Yes, even badly disguised in films such as "Avatar". ( )
  macoram | Jun 6, 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.
PROLOGUE:
SHAED OF FEAR
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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