Eragon

Eragon

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In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves and monsters.
Publisher: New York : Laurel Leaf, [2007], c2003
ISBN: 9780440240730
0440240735
Branch Call Number: PZ7.P19535 Er 2007x
Paolini, C
PAOLINI C
Characteristics: 754 p. : ill., map ; 17 cm

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When Eragon finds a beautiful blue stone, he plans to sell it to provide for his struggling family. Before he can do that, the stone hatches and Eragon finds himself in control of his very own dragon...

Teen fiction - 1st in the "The Inheritance Cycle." In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

Through chance young Eragon finds a dragon egg in the mountains behind his village. While he was never meant to own such a treasure, he cares for the egg until it hatches, and bonds with the infant creature. From that moment on Eragon is destined to be a great dragon rider, a powerful warrior of ... Read More »


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eliram493
Aug 25, 2020

The first of a great series, Paolini’s Eragon is one of the greatest books of all time. Eragon is hunting the Spine when he comes across a mysterious sapphire rock. This rock turns out to be a dragon egg, one of the last in existence. When the dragon is born, it bonds itself to Eragon and chooses the name Saphira. However, the mad King Galbatorix has been tracking the egg and sends his evil servants, the Ra'zac to hunt him down. Eragon is sent on the run as he strives to find answers and exact vengeance on the Ra’zac. I loved this book and its new magic rules. I also loved the fantasy aspect and the ancient language that Paolini incorporated into his book. Would highly recommend it!

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pranaav_chennai
Aug 10, 2020

Long ago, a man named Galbatorix gathered an army with the intent of becoming an emperor with absolute power. He defeated Dragonriders, who were once the main troops of the kingdoms he conquered and killed all dragons to prevent any new ones from usurping his throne. Many years later, a boy, Eragon, finds an egg in the forest one day. When it hatches into a dragon, the king’s men find it and attack the town, sending Eragon and his mentor, Brom, into running away from the king’s authority.

First off, this book is quite large, and the rest of the series is even larger, so if you like shorter books, you might not want to read this. The story itself has its benefits, among them including a diverse cast of characters, and the ability to use them or dispose of them as needed. Also, there are a variety of settings in this book. The plot itself is also engaging, with the Eragon realistically struggling to cope with the rapid change he needs to cope with to survive.

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hope3196
May 18, 2020

THIS BOOK IS GREAT!!! I would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy, dwarves, dragons, and action. It's great (not just because there is telepathy) but because it shows that even the most unlikely of people can do great stuff.

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sarathcv
Apr 18, 2020

As you read on in the cycle, twists are on every corner. EVEN BETTER THAN HARRY POTTER! I couldn't stop reading.

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A_Dinosaur
Mar 18, 2020

Like LoTR, but easier!

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Spiritomaudit
Feb 12, 2020

Despite so many tolkinian kind names, map ideas and basically a Star Wars medieval version (same plot, same events and characters roles), it has some interesting things though. Let's see how the saga goes on with the next book.

Really good book! Yes, there is a bit of a Tolkien vibe, but not a lot. I really enjoyed it and will read it again.

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TimmyG123
Sep 20, 2019

Written at a young age by Paolini, most would say that limits the writing ability, but in this case, I say it only enhances the authenticity of his protagonist. Eragon is a young man, seemingly of no importance, but destined for greatness. In this first book of the series, He discovers he is one of a lost order of dragon-riders, perhaps the only one. Through the events of the first book, he begins an epic journey to understand his powers and seek vengeance on those who have hurt him and his family. Expect to be awed by Paolini's rich world-building and detailed descriptions. You'll be happy to know that this thick tome continues in three equally thick sequels.

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indigoczuy
Aug 01, 2019

The fantasy language made it a bit difficult to keep track of all the names. The book has a bit of a lord of the rings feel to it. Over all a very interesting story with an intriguing world and characters.

YLPLTEENBOOKBLOG Jul 17, 2019

Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle. The story follows a young protagonist by the name of Eragon and how finding a mysterious stone throws his life into chaos when it hatches a dragon. Following the eggs hatching Eragon names the dragon Saphira. When the news of her spreads to the ears of the mad king Galbatorix, the gang is forced to flee. All in all the story is quite enjoyable to read, but it is very easy to tell that the story was made by a sixteen year. Things like Razak are very reminiscent of the Nazgul from Lord of the Rings. Eragon as a person doesn’t seem to have any noticeable character change in his actions despite the author writing to the contrary. The story also relies heavily on the “Hero’s Cycle,” which is a guide to writing an adventure. The only problem with using the cycle however is it makes the plot somewhat predictable and leaving the story of little surprises. Rating 3.5/5 @Ezekiel_Hannegan of the Yorba Linda Public Library Teen Book Bloggers

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deb56
Jul 21, 2015

When Era on finds a dragon egg. His and his towns life will never be the same. He has to run for his life, learn to be a dragon slayer and how to fight. Exciting fast moving hard to put down

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zhangcho
May 28, 2015

Eragon finds a dragon egg that was stolen from Galbatorix. It hatches and after his uncle's death, he goes on an adventure with Brom, who dies and he meets up with Murtagh, the son of a killer and betrayer, Morzan. When Eragon gets to the Varden, there is a big fight where Urgals attack Tronjheim and Farthen Dur. The sequel of this book is Eldest and this series is Inheritance.

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crossroadskeeper
Aug 16, 2012

A young boy finds what he sees as only a very interesting rock in the badlands of the kingdom he lives in.. It turns out to be a dragon egg, first one in a very long time. With this discovery comes great power; but, it turns out he's not the only one wanting the power and not all for good. He has to fight to survive and learn quickly, fortunately not without help. And very interesting help it is.

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Dabosss
Jul 18, 2012

Its about a boy named Eragon who live in a small village. His life changes when he finds a dragon egg. He is now on the run and on a quest to bring Galbatorix to justice

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fumiaxana1998
Jun 25, 2011

Eragon is an orphan and lives with his uncle Garrow adn cousing Roran. After his uncle is killed by the malicious Ra Zac, Eragon decides to defeat Galbatorix, a rider who has turned to evil. He sets off to Alagaesia with his dragon Saphira and a strory teller named Brom. Unfortunately Galbatorix is trying to get Eragon on his side of the batle. Will Eragon be able to resist Galbatorix?

notTom Dec 16, 2010

In the land of Alagaesia, evil and fear run rampant under the regime of Emperor Galbatorix, no dragon has been sighted for years, and memories of the last Dragon Riders have faded away. So when a teen named Eragon living in a remote area discovers a big blue stone, he has no idea what it is worth, or what the Empire will do to obtain it. When the evil forces of the Empire destroy the only life he has ever known, Eragon sets out on a quest to gain revenge against the Empire with his mysterious friend Brom and the dragon Saphira. Traveling to the far reaches of Alagaesia, he seeks to unlock the mysteries of his past and while he discovers his legacy to become the next of the Dragon Riders.

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jakob_furreault
May 31, 2010

An adolescent by the name of eragon goes hunting one week and wonderously finds a blue stone! this immerses eragon in a sinister plot where he will meet allies in unlikely places and probably one of the greatest enemies of all....

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Christina946
Jul 13, 2009

A fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

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Campbell
Jul 26, 2008

A teen is destined for great and magical things when he comes across a blue stone while hunting.
This is the first of a trilogy.

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Captain_America Aug 15, 2011

Eragon told Saphira, "You should land somewhere now and hide. We're going in." "Sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. Again." She said sourly. "I know. But Brom and I have some advantages most people don't. We'll be all right." "If anything happens, I'm going to bind you to my back and never let you off."
"I love you too."
"Then I will bind you all the tighter."

Captain_America Aug 15, 2011

Brom: "People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't."

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Drache
Dec 16, 2010

"If anything happans, I'm going to pin you to my back and never let you off."
"I love you too."
"Then I will bind you all the tighter."

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jakob_furreault
May 31, 2010

Argetlam-Silver hand

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noob123
Jun 13, 2008

"Live in the present, remember the past, but fear not the future - for it doesn't exist, and never shall." -Saphira

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horselover2000
Jul 17, 2014

Violence: Gore

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naruto12
Feb 18, 2012

Violence: lots of killing and blood and gore

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