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Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1)
Eragon - Inheritance, Bk 1
Author: Christopher Paolini
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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ISBN-13: 9780375826689
ISBN-10: 0375826688
Publication Date: 6/25/2003
Pages: 544
Reading Level: Young Adult
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4 stars, based on 565 ratings
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is a great book to read. If you liked Harry Potter then I believe that you will also like this.
reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
It should go without saying that this book far surpasses the movie. It is a great novel by a fantastic young author. Will leave you wanting more.
reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
amazing and filled with love and fantasy. wonderful for the young adventurer.
reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was a great story, and very formidable for such a young author. The book (ask usual) was soooo much better than the movie. A worthy, and entertaining read! (it'll make you want to follow the continuing story)
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Helpful Score: 3
I actually saw the movie in the theater before I'd ever heard of the book. I thought that it translated so well to the screen that I was compelled to check out the book from my local library since books are usually so much better than their movie counterparts. I wasn't disappointed. I couldn't put it down. I was also very impressed by how young the author was when he wrote the book. I have since purchased a copy and added it to my permanent collection.

I will admit that my first attempt with Eldest did not capture my attention, but I recently checked it out from the library again and started over. For some reason, this time around I am totally hooked. I guess I just have to be in the mood for it.

I admit that it doesn't have fabulously intricate character and plot development like J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books where every tiny detail seems to have significance in later events. However, I still found it to be a very enjoyable read and I look forward to reading future creations by this talented author.
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reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 38 more book reviews
Without the added press of the author being 17, I cannot see how this book was ever published. The writing is childish (as in, elementary school), the characters generally unlikeable, and the story unoriginal in every respect. That said, I did finish the book and read the next one to find out what happened.
reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 178 more book reviews
Not a bad read, if you don't mind going over VERY familiar territory AND if you weren't raised on Star Wars [the originals mind you] and Lord of the Rings.

Well written, good pace, just not original. And that isn't necessarily a mark against this book for the group it was aimed at, the YA. Get them hooked and then on to bigger and better things :-)
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I enjoyed this book. I found it easy to see what the characters were doing and I even cried when a character died in the book. I am looking forward to read the next book. I would recommend this book to anyone who looking for a good fantasy book.

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