Eragon by Christopher Paolini

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Format: Paperback

What was once your life in now your legend.

When Eragon finds a polished 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 realises he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Overnight 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 enimies 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.

I currently have, on my shelf, Inheritance. It is waiting patiently to be read and it is admittedly taking a while as I want to read the rest of the series first.

So I logically started at the beginning with Eragon.

I also watched the film after I had read the book as reading the book made me want to watch the film. So I did.

And the film is sooo different from the book.

I thought the journey that Eragon took with Brom and the way that things happened was really well written in the book and it was such a good version of events and then it was totally different in the film that it could almost have been a different story.

Anyway, the film does not do the book justice.

But the book is a great story.

I had forgotten what actually happens in the book and I could just see it all unfolding in my imagination again.

It was great to pick up this book again and to find that I enjoyed it. Hopefully as much as the first time I read it but I can’t really remember much from when I first read it. Unfortunately.

Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eragon

4 thoughts on “Eragon by Christopher Paolini

  1. I recently rewatched the film. I can’t believe how much they changed and agree that it was like a different story. It did make me want to pick up inheritance sooner than I thought I could get to it though. Now I’m going re-read the series, because I just love the world paolini created. It’ll be interesting to read what you think of inheritance. I haven’t finished it yet but am dreading it as I know there won’t be another :(.

    • I know, it was soo different it was kinda unbelievable.
      Haha, yeah. I’ve had to unfortunately finish other books I was reading at the same time so I still have Eldest and Brisingr to read but I really want to get the Inheritance and see how it all ends.
      Yeah, I really love his world as well
      Thanks, I’ll have to see what you think of it as well. Once I’ve read it myself of course as I don’t want to read any spoilers.

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