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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 568 ratings
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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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.
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Helpful Score: 4
amazing and filled with love and fantasy. wonderful for the young adventurer.
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Helpful Score: 3
Ahhh. I hate to say anything disparaging about this book now that I know a 15 year old wrote it...but I have to say that I really struggled through this one. I thought to myself several times that the book seemed to be written by a teenage fanboy or an older someone trying desperately to mimic every classic fantasy novel in the last 50 years. It is impressive that a 15 year old was able to write this hefty book...and even more admirable that he was able to capture the imaginations of so many young people who read it. I suppose that since I'm in the minority, there's something I'm just not 'getting' about it...and that's okay. I root for the authors continued success. He's an inspiration, even if his book was less so for me.
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Helpful Score: 2
I don't read a lot of this kind of fantasy , but I enjoyed it. It had all of the typical fantasy elements and likable characters.

This book has received much criticism for being too much like other works in it's genre, but isn't that true of almost anything? I don't know, like I said, I'm not really big into this sort of fantasy, so maybe to hard core Pern and LOTR's fans it doesn't measure up.

I enjoyed the story and I liked the sequel even better.

The moved sucked sweaty dragon balls, so don't even bother.
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Helpful Score: 1
Brilliant sweeping epic fantasy. One of the best books I've read this year!
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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.
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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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