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Introducing Fantasy

Fantasy is a form of literature that presents psychological realities in an imaginative or fantastical way. Using myth and folklore as a background, modern writers of fantasy set their stories in an imagined world or in a real-life setting where magical events take place. Ask the group to discuss folktales and myths they remember hearing or reading in the past. Who were the characters who fought for good, and who were the evil characters? Ask them to describe to each other scenes they remember from those stories. How was magic used? What emotions did the stories evoke? What do they remember of dragons in those early tales? Make a list of character traits exhibited by heroes and villains from folktales and myths. Which of these traits are most important in real-life situations?

WARNING: This guide includes key plot points from both Eldest and Eragon. Should you wish to avoid spoilers, please read both books before this discussion guide!

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Tomabob, August 9, 2012 (view all comments by Tomabob)
I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastical story, as it includes dragons, elves, dwarves, and magic continuously throughout the book. It kept me on my toes the whole way through, making me laugh, cry, and scream in frustration. Paolini manages to fit a huge amount of story and action in such a small amount of book. The book flows so quickly and it is so sad when it ends.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440238485
Author:
Paolini, Christopher
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Movie Tie - In
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Inheritance Cycle
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20061024
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
6.84x4.28x1.76 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 768 pages Laurel-Leaf Books - English 9780440238485 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An auspicious beginning to both career and series." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "An authentic work of great talent."
"Review" by , "Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."
"Review" by , "Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid."
"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.

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