Hey, everyone! My friend Jessica recommended this book to me and I decided to read it because she was absolutely CRAZY about it. Anyways, I loved it as well, and saw fit to share it with all of you!
- Author: Christopher Paolini
- Cover (Above)
- Summary (taken from book’s inside cover flap):
“When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. 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 his simple life is shattered, and 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 enemies 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 felt that it was well written and had beautiful twists and turns. I unfortunately encountered some unpleasant SPOILERS from classmates at school, but I still found it a fascinating read. Each chapter left me in suspense and I was very disappointed to have to put it down. An excellent work, there are 4 books to series that continue the adventures of Eragon and his dragon: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance.