Book Review: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

                                                      Title- Eragon

                                                                                Author- Christopher Paolini

                                                                                # of Pages- 503

                                                                                Rating- 5/5

                                                                                Genre- Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Adventure

                                                                                Publication Date- June 1st, 2005

                                                                                Publisher- Alfred A. Knopf


One boy…

One dragon…

A world of adventure.

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 gave this book an overall 5 out of 5 stars. I was unsure about how I would like this book considering I had tried to read it many times over the years. Although this book was recommended to me recently so I decided to try reading it again.

To my surprise, I absolutely loved this book, the adventure in this book was incredible. First off Eragon found a blue stone in the forest when he was hunting for food for his family for the winter. Eragon thought that he could sell it in town for money to buy meat for the winter. Unbeknownst to him, that stone was actually a dragon egg.

He is then thrown into an adventure with the legendary storyteller, Brom. This leads to them visiting multiple places all over Alagaesia. They go to Teirm, where Eragon meets Angela, who can tell him about his future. Then they head on their way to Dras Leona, where an unfortunate death happens. Eragon then goes to Gil’ead, where he gets captured. While being captured he discovers that the girl he kept seeing in his dreams is also captive there. He escapes with this girl and they head to where the dwarves live to save her life. They make it there and then must all fight for their lives as a huge army of Urgals attacks.

About Author

Christopher Paolini is the author of the international bestsellers Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance as well as The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. He resides in Paradise Valley, Montana, USA

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