Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini (2005)
Teen Fiction | Fantasy
“One boy . . .
One dragon . . .
A world of adventure.
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 soon 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.”
pooled ink Review:
So far so good but not entirely captivating. It’s not difficult to read a couple of chapters and then put it down in preference of Netflix (although this may be a problem unrelated to the book itself honestly…). It’s a bit slow for me but otherwise interesting. I feel like it would be far better as an epic movie perhaps (or better yet a TV show) but I know they already made one and I hear tell that it was terrible. Ah well. Books are always better anyway…I’m just not sure how long this one will take me.
Update: Finally finished it! I give it 3.5 stars. I still hold to my original review but I have to say that despite some flaws and the fact that it was perhaps a bit too long, it was still a fun read and I’m definitely interested in reading the next book in the series (:
Posted on Goodreads on June 22, 2015
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Meet Christopher Paolini!
Christopher Paolini was born on November 17, 1983 in Southern California. He has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. The tall, jagged Beartooth Mountains rise on one side of Paradise Valley. Snowcapped most of the year, they inspired the fantastic scenery in the Inheritance Cycle.