Eragon - Christopher Paolini4

Review :: Eragon

Eragon is the first book of the Inheritance series. I wasn't sure what to expect when I began to read Eragon. I had heard many bad and good reviews about this book. That's why I was a bit cautious when I read it. Eragon isn't a spectacular fantasy book, but it's a readable book. The writing is often quite horrible, but I must confess that I've read worse books. I finally decided to give this book two stars, because there are worse fantasy books out there.

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When Eragon finds a polished 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...