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Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1)
Eragon - Inheritance, Bk 1
Author: Christopher Paolini
WHAT WAS ONCE YOUR LIFE IS NOW YOUR LEGEND. — When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. 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 he is thrust into a perilous new world of desti...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440238485
ISBN-10: 044023848X
Publication Date: 10/24/2006
Pages: 768
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 259 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Even though it's a long book, it's a great read!! The imagery itself is worth it. But Paolini brings life to things that don't even exist....and it's believable! Great job for such a young writer!
reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 141 more book reviews
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This book is excellent. An easy read at a little over 700 pages. Considerably different from the movie, which makes it even better.
daredevilgirl013 avatar reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 746 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a good book, if you like Harry Potter chances are you will like this book. Though not as strong as Harry Potter's storyline, it does prove interesting and it keeps your attention. Though there are a lot of characters to keep track of.
BaileysBooks avatar reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 902 more book reviews
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If Eragon is the first fantasy book you have ever read in your entire life, then you will probably enjoy it. Otherwise, you will find it to be a poorly rendered patchwork of various fantasy elements from other more well-known works, stitched together in a way that is neither cohesive or convincing. I think you'll probably be as disappointed in it as I was.

Eragon is the typical farmboy-turned-struggling-epic-hero who happens to come across the typical wise-old-hermit-turned-mentor who is able to mold Eragon into the shape of a slightly-less-struggling-epic-hero-who-rides-a-blue-dragon.

While I give Paolini credit for creating something like this at age 15, that doesn't make this book any better for what it really is: simple, cliche, predictable, and flat. I found Eragon's progress as a warrior to be too quick and easy to be really believable. Supporting characters are semi-likeable only because they are semi-developed. I found that I really wasn't pulling for anyone in particular. If I wasn't so stubborn about finishing books that I start, I probably would have given up on this one.

If you are in any way well-read in the fantasy genre, you will probably find this book to be little worth your time. But if you are looking to start reading fantasy for the first time (especially if you're 12) and want something of a kiddie pool warm-up in the genre, then this book might be an option. But if you decide to read it, just lower your expectations and expect very little. That way you won't be very disappointed.
horselover419 avatar reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful fantasy read! The dragons and elves are facinating as Eragon is trying to figure out his role in their worlds to find his place. Loved his world and how the character's respond. Bio of author also very cool!!
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reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 46 more book reviews
Enjoyed the story very much! That being said it could have easily been edited down by 100+ pages. At times lots of story detail was provided but little information was actually gathered. Found the use of the ancient language gratitious at times. This won't stop me from reading the series as Sephira (the dragon) is an interesting character that I look forward to seeing further developed.
MichellsBooks avatar reviewed Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
I really like all the Inheritance books. I have read them all many times.
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Delightful captivating read. I picked up ELDEST, the sequel to ERAGON, @ local thrift store & was intrigued by authors young age. When I realized it was a sequel decided to order ERAGON from PBS to start from beginning.
Am a grandma & don't usually read sci-fi/fantasy, but wanted to sample before passing on to my granddaughter. Finished ERAGON in just few days & have now started on ELDEST while characters are still fresh.
Main criticism for early readers is abundance of "gore" & "slaughter", but realize it is part of reality of ancient times. Young adults should be able realize it if "fantasy".