➛ [KINDLE] ❅ Eragon By Christopher Paolini ➥ – An alternate cover edition for ISBN 9780375826696 can be found hereOne boyOne dragonA world of adventure When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a An alternate cover edition for ISBN can be found hereOne boyOne dragonA 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 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.Eragon

Eragon in at the age of nineteen and uickly became a publishing phenomenon His Inheritance Cycle— Eragon and its three seuels—have sold nearly million copies worldwide.

Paperback  · Eragon MOBI ò
  • Paperback
  • 503 pages
  • Eragon
  • Christopher Paolini
  • English
  • 05 February 2016
  • 9780375826696

10 thoughts on “Eragon

  1. says:

    Check out this book in my very first video review Anyway onwards to the review I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same This was my middle school book series I read it over and over and over and as you may have guessed over and over It had dragons And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sightEven rereading it as an adult I justcannot separate all those happy memories So keep in mind my review might be is than a bit biased Eragon a farm boy stumbles upon a suspicious blue stone while hunting in the Spine an area that few would go to even in the best of times He loses sight of his prey but brings home the stone anyway figuring that he might sell itHowever once folks find out it's from the Spine they refuse to touch it Begrudgingly Eragon takes it home only to discover a few short days later that the stone is not a stoneit is an egg A dragon eggAnd while Saphira his young dragon is cute for the first few weeksSoon Eragon realizes that keeping a dragon even a young one is no easy task When a tragedy befalls Eragon's family he sets off with Brom a local storyteller and Saphira on a uest for revenge Along the way he meets both friend and foe He travels far farther that he ever dreamed possible and experiences losses that will irrevocably change him Nothing is dangerous than an enemy with nothing to lose he thought Which is what I have become Rereading this as an adult there are a few things I picked up this time around like how Eragon is always just strong enough to vanuish his enemies how he is always in the right place at the right time how he's able to pick up swordplay and magic at an unbelievable speed And yetThere is one thing that 11 year old me and 25 year old me would absolutely agreeOne thing that remains steadfast and true I will defend this book to my dying day This book is simply the best The best of the best Audiobook CommentsWhile the book may be the best of the bestthis audiobook narrated by Gerard Doyle was not In particular Saphira's voice was absolutely hands down the worst voice ever bestowed upon a dragon I could understand going for a deeper voice for a dragon but she's a young female dragon not a crotchety 1000 year old creature with a chip on his shoulder It was painful to listen to Over 10 hours of a deep guttural flem in the back of your throat sort of voice think yoda on steroidsYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads

  2. says:

    I cannot adeuately express my complete and utter loathing for this book I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel I did finish it but only so I could know entirely how much Christopher Paolini the supposed 16 year old author genius had plagiarized JRR Tolkien's Lord of The Rings trilogy If you are not familiar with the Inheritance books allow me to inform youLord of the Rings TrilogyEragon TrilogyLord of the Rings a main character AragornEragon main charactor EragonLord of the Rings Aragorn's love interest is Arwen the daughter of an elf kingEragon Eragon's love interest is Arya the daughter of an elf kingLord of the Rings bad flying things are RingwraithsEragon bad flying things are Ra'zacLord of the Rings there is a big fight in the troll dungeonsEragon there is a big fight in the troll dungeonsI could continuesuffice it to say after reading Eragon I classified it as Lord of the Rings with a dragon This is definitely not worth anyone's time unless you want to amuse yourself by noting how many similarities there are between the trilogiesAddendum WOW Thanks for all the comments This is by far my most popular review I'm glad to know others share my feelings for this pitiful excuse of an imaginative novel Addendum 2 If you like so many others in the comments find fault with my apparent ignorance and wish to correct me regarding the fact that this series is not a trilogy please see comment #53 Addendum 3 I can't even I just can't Do you know how many people have commented on the fact that this isn't a trilogy since I added Addendum 2 SPECIFICALLY addressing that? I don't even know how many because I've lost count What does this teach us? It teaches us that people don't read Let that sink in

  3. says:

    Standard fantasy fare except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjobPrincess flees trying to keep precious item out of the evil emperor's hands Boy finds item Bad guys burn down his farm and kill his uncle Old mysterious man helps him and turns out to be part of a secret order of knights to which boy's now evil father belonged Gives boy father's sword and takes him eventually to princess then dies tragically Boy learns how to fly X Wings er dragons and goes to take on his father and the evil emperor c c Paolini also resembles other fantasy authors by denying that he is a fantasy author instead imagining that he is a great literary talent In his own words In my writing I strive for a lyrical beauty somewhere between Tolkien at his best and Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf1Unfortunately his control of language is akin to a piece of Harry Potter fanfic There are some days that I wish my parents ran their own publishing company too However if such a boon would reuire me to write as obliviously as Paolini I would have to decline Yeah I know he was eighteen but so was Byron when he wrote Hours Of Idleness and Pope when he wrote his Essay on Criticism If Paolini doesn't hesitate to compare himself to what he sees as literary greats I certainly have no problem with letting my criticism fall with eual weight on his little bit of fluffI think the reason I keep returning to Pulp writers like Robert E Howard is that those authors just wanted to write exciting stories instead of the next 'literary event' Authors who lack pretension often write very good stories because they aren't forcing themselves to write overblown overly complex stories Many modern fantasy authors do the opposite they write redundant escapist yarns and then get upset that no one considers them to be literary greats yetThere is nothing new or interesting here for anyone who has read fantasy before it's just a rehash of old cliches The writing pacing and characterization are substandard I wasn't surprised to find that a teen boy wrote this book it's exactly what I would expect a teenage fantasy fan to writeMy Fantasy Book Suggestions

  4. says:

    Here is a short list of things I find enjoyable than reading EragonWhy does this book read like it was written by a fantasy obsessed 15 year old? Oh nevermind Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth eaten fantasy cliché??? It's like Paolini actually in all seriousness used Diana Wynne Jones' humorous The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as a real technical manual on how to create the Eragon universe And the proud parents of a budding new Tolkien instead of proudly allowing him to read it out loud at family gatherings decided to publish it and unleash it upon the worldLEFT the ride that this story promises to take you on RIGHT what you actually get The only way to actually enjoy Eragon is if you have never encountered a single fantasy related story in your life and that includes Star Wars by the way Let's have a roll call for the clichés shall we? A mysterious talented orphanpoor farm boy? Check Dragons? Check Elves and dwarves? Check Stew? Check Ancient sword? Check The weird apostrophe ridden names save the protagonists of course? Check A uest? Check Hot chick Damsel in distress? Check And it goes on and on and on Wait you say maybe Paolini was deliberately paying homage to the traditions of the fantasy genre Fine I suppose that could explain some of it But still blindly and straightforwardly rehashing of the old tropes without adding much originality IS NOT OKAY okay? I think that the writing is immature and betrays the author's young age and lack of experience Throughout the novel Paolini clumsily brings our attention to anything that he considers important to the story with constant reminders and brick sized hints Foreshadowing should be subtle but I don't think he uite grasps that concept The descriptions are trying too hard to be Tolkien like but fail at this miserably His attempts at creating accents and dialects are pathetic There were uite a few instances when I had to shake my head muttering I don't think this word means what you think it does The prose is stilted and uite irritating while trying to be overly pretentious OH I SEE The characters are flat and devoid of any believable personality with shallow and simplistic motivations that only exist to move the plot forward The interactions between them are far fetched and forced The protagonist Paolini's version of Luke Skywalker absolutely marvelous at so many cool things with minimal training every child's dream is there for the reader to self insert into the story The deux ex machina bits replace so many actual solutions in this story that no amount of eyerolling would suffice And the plot holes the story is so full of those there's barely any plot left at all As for the worldbuilding well he stuffs it with every imaginable fantasy trope as I mentioned before Ughhhh And yet at the end nothing is memorable Wind howled through the night carrying a scent that would change the worldThe first sentence alone should have stopped me from reading this book I should have reorganized my sock drawer insteadWhy did I read it if I hated it you ask? Simple answer I was bored and this was the only book within reach I would NOT recommend it to those who are familiar with the fantasy genre Actually scratch that I would not recommend it to anyone 1 star

  5. says:

    Two or three years ago everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon by Christopher Paolini It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover the back cover carries a uote from the book and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey and I'm pretty sure I could get that woman to supply a blurb for a double mint wrapper to the effect of I couldn't put it down An author to watch for The uote is Wind howled through the night carrying a scent that would change the world Please note the author has just claimed that the world is going to be changed by a smell Which would actually be an interesting book sadly not this one I know this because that uote is the first sentence of the book and what the author means is Wind howled through the night carrying a scent giving warning of the coming of persons who would set in motion events that would change the world I know it lacks a certain somethingBetter the eighty percent of the pit of voles but still undeserving of being publishedI do not blame Paolini for writing a bad book People write and sometimes they write badly But I do blame the editor and his publishing house This book is crap and it should have been obvious to anyone who read it The main character's most interesting bit of characterization and only vestige of personality is that he collects rocks and this is only mentioned in one paragraph He's a transparent sue Everyone acts as if they have just acuired their motivations and history on a 3x5 card before walking on for their sceneThe plot is a clumsy clunker that is foreshadowed on page 22 He has never known his father and his mother refused to answer uestions about him Do you think this will turn up again later? His name is Eragon Like dragon but with an E An old man pops in to tell what in a better novel would be suspiciously appropriate myths and folktales every time Eragon needs to know what is going onDescriptive sections are often incomprehensible as for example His hand was numb his fingers paralysed Alarmed he watched as the middle of his palm shimmered and formed a diffuse white oval The only reason I know what the author is intending to say there is because I have read enough fantasy to recognize the Mystical MarkOur hero makes decisions that make no sense simply because they are necessary to move the plot forward Obstacles like hiding a dragon from those living in your house are hand waved away in two paragraphs Things that oughtn't be obstacles like buying groceries are just to build sympathy with the protagonist by inserting baseless discriminationWhy publish this? Were they incapable of finding something deserving? Was this book even edited? Is he someone's nephew? Publishing this book is an insult to readers and a disservice to writers everywhere including Mr Paolini It's like telling someone they look great when they have spinach in their teeth Dammit

  6. says:

    I don't care what anyone says I freaking loved this book I get that it's sooooo freaking cheesy with a Gary Stu and a BABY DRAGON and a weird elf with whom oh can't say that cause it's a spoiler Heh ANYWAYS it's great Yeah it literally checks all of the shitty high fantasy YA wet dream with an orphaned SPESHUL character and dragons and elves and deus ex machina up the yin yang but I DON'T CARE I loved it the first time I read it and I still love it now The movie was an unmitigated disaster which is probably accurate to how actually good the book is ie not very Like I said I get the haters and in theory I should have hated this book only I don'tD

  7. says:

    I LOVE the Inheritance books I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover I love dragons and my artistic eye was captivated by the artwork This is a great fictionadventurefantasy novel Anyone who is a Lord of the Rings would truly have an appreciation for this book I was hooked from the moment I picked up this book and began reading The story begins with a young farm boy named Eragon from a small village While hunting in the wilderness in search of food for their family Eragon comes across a rare stone which is later revealed to be a dragon egg He takes it home with him and to his suprise the egg hatches and out comes Saphira The two are instantly connected as a Dragon and Rider making them inseparable Once Saphira is big enough to fly they set out to seek revenge for the death of Eragon's uncle who was murdered This is just the begining of their journey throughout the land battling mysterious evil forces A very good book to cuddle up with on a cool fall day or during the winter when you need a good adventure to bring you out of being stuck in your house

  8. says:

    Before we get started Pleaseplease do not judge a book by its movie I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years oldI've re read it 5 times since I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's libraryI kept re reading my poor collection and every time I loved it just the samebecause it was the book that introduced me to the world of fantasy The story When I got this beauty in my handsI thought that Eragon was the dragon laugh all you wantI deserve itBut it turns out Eragon is the teenage boy who finds the dragon named Saphira and together they are the only ones who can fight the powerful and corrupted tyrant GalbatorixWith an old storyteller as his mentorEragon travels in Alagaesiafinds dwarves and elves and rebels and embraces his heritage and his responsibility as the last Dragonriderthe protector of the weak and the only hope of an oppressed people “Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually uite common The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe” Reaction of 15 years old Katerina Reaction of 23 years old Katerina You get the picture Thoughts I know there is a great amount of readers who found this book boring and slow paced and nothing specialMaybe if I read it for the first time as an adult I would agreemaybe I wouldn'tBut as things turned outthis is the first book that took me away in uncharted landsit was my Brom to the fantasy worldI know by heart the ancient languageI still use the dwarven curses and it is very satisfactoryI still look at it with great affection and loveEragon could be immature but it is expected from a teenagerand there were so many interesting and vivid characterslike Brom and Murtagh and Arya and Roran and OrikThe world building is fascinatingand there are epic battles and ancient swords and deaths and magic and propheciesIt is a wonderful journey to embrace one's destiny and purpose “Books are my friends my companionsThey make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life” And that's exactly what Eragon isI can't guarantee that you will like this bookbut you should give it a chance to bewitch you and make you a Dragonrider Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass

  9. says:

    Age of the readers and how well acuainted they are with the high fantasy genre seriously need to be considered hereI don’t think I need to say a lot on my review on this Eragon is a very popular book and it’s been uite mixed received to say the least The majority of love and dislike usually depends on when did you read the book for the first time? If you were still a child or teenager and haven’t read a lot or any high fantasy books yet you’ll probably love this Unfortunately I’m reading this for the first time as an adult who’s already well acuainted with the genreAnyone who has read or watched Lord of the Rings or Star Wars pretty much has read this book Eragon almost a straight copy of these franchises with different names and terminologies And that’s okay especially considering that the author was 15 years old when he wrote this book However as someone who has experienced the high number of tropes in this book out of all medium it was hard for me to enjoy the book Eragon is not a bad book by all means it's just a book that in my opinion will appeal towards children or teenagers; it’s something that I will definitely recommend to younger kids If I was reading this 15 years ago it could’ve been one of the books that introduced me to this genre and I know it in fact did for a lot of people This is something I will always praise Paolini for I don’t care what kind of books or genre you read if the book sparked your love for reading a genre that gets a praise from me and Paolini did it for countless readers “Books are my friends my companions They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life” I wasn’t planning to read Eragon in the first place but I received this book from one of my good friend Dorina as a birthday present because she wanted me to have this book that made her become the reader she is today and for that I thank you very much I will cherish this book Although this book didn’t really work out for me I can totally see why it’s beloved by a lot of readers especially younger readers In the future Eragon could be a book that I’ll consider giving to my kids to spark their love for reading You can find this and the rest of my Adult EpicHigh Fantasy Sci Fi reviews at BookNest

  10. says:

    seriously Ben Why have you not read this sooner This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size? I FINALLY READ THIS BOOKand breathI honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories Such a classic ERAGON YOU ARE MIGHTY FINEEEEEEE

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