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Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #01)

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Awards

Nominated for the American Library Association 2003 Best Books For Young Adults Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Review:

"[An] impressive epic fantasy....[Paolini's] use of language dispenses with the floral, pastoral touch in favor of more direct prose....An auspicious beginning to both career and series." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"An impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A] vigorously written high fantasy epic....Legacies etched in stars and dreams guide his steps in this enchanting adventure. Eragon is highly recommended for dedicated fantasy enthusiasts." Midwest Book Review

Review:

"[A] solid, sweeping epic fantasy..." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The empathetic characters and interesting plot twists will appeal to the legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy and are looking for more books like it." School Library Journal

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"Full praise to Eragon, and I want more! A winner...tip of the hat to young master Paolini." Anne McCaffrey, author of the Dragonriders of Pern series

Review:

"A promising new author finds his literary legs in this engaging story....Overwritten action sequences and occasionally forced dialogue do not detract too much from the interesting and entertaining tale." VOYA

Review:

"Paolini takes a little Tolkien, a little McCaffrey, a coming-of-age quest, and combines them with some wicked good storytelling....Fantasy buffs will find themselves immersed in a world of magic and sword fighting...eagerly awaiting Book Two." KLIATT

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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 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...

About the Author

Christopher Paolini began writing Eragon when he graduated from high school at 15. He is now at work on Eldest. Eragon, a #1 New York Times bestseller, is being translated into more than 30 languages.

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Sillyhead, February 16, 2007 (view all comments by Sillyhead)
This book took too long to get where it was going, though it impressed me a great deal as a first book by a very young writer. Now that I have read many fantasy genre books, I am disappointed to see how much of this, and even more of his second book, ELDEST, were outright plagerism (only the names have been changed, and at that, not much) taken directly from Star Wars by way of LOTR. Save your money. Go for something original, without a powerhouse machine set up to push it. I highly recommend FABLEHAVEN by Brandon Mull. It has had virtually no press or push, (a small publishing house) but is a far better read.
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my name is jonas, January 11, 2007 (view all comments by my name is jonas)
This was a great book. Actually, I listened to the unabridged book on tape (first time i've ever done that) and found it thoroughly enchanting. I looked forward to it every time I got in the car. I read it again much later, and while I still enjoyed it, it's not the best fantasy novel I've ever read (i.e. it's not LOTR). But, for a 15 year old, the writing is very good. The sequal (Eldest) is better than Eragon and I will be very curious to see how Paolini finishes out the series.
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my name is jonas, January 11, 2007 (view all comments by my name is jonas)
what i like is that Mcknight689 (poster below) gives away some very big secrets. great help if you've never read the book. way to go. jerk.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375840548
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Author:
Paolini, Christopher
Author:
Paolini, Christopher
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Movie Tie - In
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Movie / TV Tie-In
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Inheritance Cycle
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20061024
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.96x5.32x1.14 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 528 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375840548 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] impressive epic fantasy....[Paolini's] use of language dispenses with the floral, pastoral touch in favor of more direct prose....An auspicious beginning to both career and series."
"Review" by , "An impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish."
"Review" by , "[A] vigorously written high fantasy epic....Legacies etched in stars and dreams guide his steps in this enchanting adventure. Eragon is highly recommended for dedicated fantasy enthusiasts."
"Review" by , "[A] solid, sweeping epic fantasy..."
"Review" by , "The empathetic characters and interesting plot twists will appeal to the legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy and are looking for more books like it."
"Review" by , "Full praise to Eragon, and I want more! A winner...tip of the hat to young master Paolini." Anne McCaffrey, author of the Dragonriders of Pern
"Review" by , "A promising new author finds his literary legs in this engaging story....Overwritten action sequences and occasionally forced dialogue do not detract too much from the interesting and entertaining tale."
"Review" by , "Paolini takes a little Tolkien, a little McCaffrey, a coming-of-age quest, and combines them with some wicked good storytelling....Fantasy buffs will find themselves immersed in a world of magic and sword fighting...eagerly awaiting Book Two."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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 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...

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