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Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1)
by Christopher Paolini

Published: 2006-10-24
Mass Market Paperback : 768 pages
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Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. ...
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(Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.

“An authentic work of great talent.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.”—People

“Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.”—Booklist, Starred

“An auspicious beginning to both career and series.”—Publishers Weekly

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  "Eragon"by RaejeanR (see profile) 04/02/11

 
  "Anyone who enjoys Tolkin or Rawlins will enjoy this book"by bjmore (see profile) 09/10/08

Written by a young author, this book still can hold your attention and make you eager to find out where the plot will go next. It generated a good discussion in our book club, and we had never before... (read more)

 
  "Excellent young adult read"by marshcs (see profile) 09/10/08

Our club really enjoyed this book; it was very different than our regular read. Personally, I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. This book is similar but different - more like a Lord of the Rings - except the... (read more)

 
  "Interesting characters and good triumphs in the end.........for now."by maril (see profile) 09/10/08

I enjoyed figuring out the symbolism and the idea of the fable or parable elements in this story of Eargon's journey as he discovers himself and the good and the evil of his world.

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