Sunday, March 27, 2011

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Goodreads Description:

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands….

My Rating: 5 out of 5

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book! It amazes me that a teenager wrote this intense story. I definitely see Tolkien influences but the author kept with his own style and story as well. I loved seeing Eragon grow and develop as a man and a future hero! I can't wait to read the others in the series to see how the future of Alagaesia unfolds and if Arya and Eragon advance into a romance!

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