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Eragon is the book I always wanted to read. It has wonder, awe, villains, and beauty. Not to mention dragons and magic! When I graduated from high school at fifteen, I was bored and looking for a project. So I started a trilogy! It took three years to finish this beast, but it was well worth the time.

My whole intent with Eragon was to capture the awestruck feeling I always have at the end of a great book or movie. I wanted it to be so that when you, the reader, set Eragon down, you can only say, "Wow!" And if you think I've succeeded, spread the word! Dance naked in the streets with Eragon! Anything to spread the word!

My favorite part of Eragon is the link between the hero, Eragon, and Saphira, the dragon. Saphira is wry, humorous, savage, and she loves Eragon utterly. And he her. Their relationship forms the central pillar of the story. As I wrote her, Saphira seduced me with her wit and intelligence. At times I felt she could see me, as if she were watching over my shoulder as I wrote the book. Talk about pressure to make it right!

I hope you enjoy my land of Alagaësia. It's as real and complex as our world, and perhaps a little bit nobler. If you've always dreamed of adventure, true love, and stunning vistas, then let me invite you into these pages. Only remember, it's much deeper than you think, or expect.

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the title of this book leaves a lot of room for mystery. Also, it makes you wonder what the book is about...in other words, makes you want to READ it!!!
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This it is a unit, it has to be unique it is its espesie, or at least to of aser a reverence before of every day before reading because he is super. one of best books than and leido to me not to desir the best one. I recommend it to whatever it is fan of fantacia and ventures since it was entered in a unique and incomparable world…
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375890369
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Author:
Paolini, Christopher
Author:
Christopher Paolini
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Action & Adventure
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050426
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
503

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Product details 503 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375890369 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."
"Synopsis" by , When fifteen-year-old Eragon comes to learn that he is a gifted Dragon Rider, he realizes that his destiny is to fight the evil powers that will bring complete destruction to the Empire and so leaves his quiet life as a farm boy to succeed in his one true mission in life. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters
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