Eragon (Inheritance #1)

 
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There are many things to enjoy about this book: the world building, the dragon lore, the constant sense of danger ... But there are also a lot of basic plot cliches and most of the book happens inside Eragon's head so there's very little dialogue. However, the story is solid and interesting, and I think many younger fantasy readers will love it.
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Oh...Eragon...
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'Eragon' is not a gripping story. I love dragonlore and I love how Paolini incorporates the mind link between Saphira, the dragon, and Eragon, the human. The characters are very hard to like, especially Eragon. He seems like your average, YA hero who's going to make it through, but that's just it: he's your average YA hero, but with too many character flaws.
Point A. Eragon comes across the egg while hunting, a plot factor that reflects a lot of fantasy: living a normal life until you come across something abnormal. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but I would rather have the story begin with Eragon being familiar with dragons, and maybe even opening the novel with Eragon already training Saphira.
Point B. Eragon is too trusting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Eragon seems very accepting of Murtagh and Arya. The latter is not an issue, but *spoiler* Murtagh turns out to be a traitor. Eragon has entered the world of dragons and Riders, he should watch out more.

I am also aware of the heavy similarities between 'Eragon' and the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. I'm not a big fan of either of those, but after reading through the similarities, and reading of how the author is the son of parents that made their own publishing firm, I think Paolini was very conscious of his choices, and should've taken the time to tweak them, and make them less noticeable, if they were to remain in the story at all.
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What a disappointment!
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I'm a sucker for dragons, I have to admit. The very idea of them is irresistible to me, so my opinion should have been partial towards this book by default.

My main problem with this book is that it's almost exactly like the Lord of the Rings. And some of the names feel like a reversal of other name with slightly different vowels.
Ra'zac and Za'roc

also where is it written that fantasy novels must contain names with apostrophes in them?

Eragon, that sounds like... I don't know .. Aragorn?
and la dee dah whaddaya know he has a magic sword too..

SO boy finds a dragon egg, becomes a dragon rider. But shhh, it's a secret! Dagon riders are illegal unless they serve the evil king of the empire, (no idea why he isn't just called the emperor), Galbatorix.

The empire learns of his existence and retaliates by burning down his home, killing his uncle/stepfather in the process.

So far so good except for the fact that Eragon's narrative switches from farm boy in alternate world of fantastical creatures to regular fifteen year old. Sometimes his speech isn't as old-timey as it should be.

Eragon decides to journey on to avenge his uncle with his dragon and the town's old storyteller, Brom, who seems to know more that he's letting on.

A whole lot of absolutely nothing happens for a good 200 pages. It's a total snooze fest.. Eragon's narrative is 70 percent descriptions of scenery in a blasphemous attempt to be more TOLKIEN. which would be fine had he actually pulled it off but he didn't. I would read entire passages of this stuff without even knowing that my brain had automatically tuned it out, only to wake up when he starts getting back to the actual plot.

At some point during the journey Eragon is presented with the first opportunity to establish himself as a worthy protagonist. He is asked to solve a problem; Brom and Eragon discover that the ra'azak may have a way of traveling quickly using winged horses (no lie) and thus they have no way of outrunning them or at least catching up to them.

And instead of bedazzling us with the main character's mad problem solving skills, Christopher Paolini has him take a walk and (literally) stumble upon the solution. That was when I decided I wasn't going to read the following books in this series. If the hero is just going to be given the easy way out every time, I've got better things to do with my time.

Now if you ask me, this whole mess could have been avoided if Eragon had just gotten on his dragon and flown around looking for the Ra'azak but instead he and Brom use horses while there's a perfectly fine dragon accompanying them; flying uselessly over their heads.

There is no shame in being "affected" by another writer's work, especially a work as powerful and influential as the lord of the rings; once every maybe 100 years an author like Tolkein or JK Rowling will come along and write something so spectacularly original and all consuming that several tens of generations of authors will be influenced by it and strife to measure up to its glory.

However, it's an entirely different matter to copy another book almost exactly with different names. When you do that you force readers to make the comparison between you and R R Tolkein.. Do you really want to be compared to him? He is the supreme master of high fantasy. Any answer to the previous question that's not a clear and resounding NO is wrong
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The best book ever read by man.
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Reader reviewed by red

This is the best book I ever read. I have read SO many books, and this is my favorite. If you didn't read this book, I feel sorry for you. If you read this book, but don't like it, either you're mad or you are from another planet. Eragon has everything I like about books. It's thick, has dragons, magic, multiple things happening, and a great adventure. I'd give over 100 stars to Eragon if I could. Go Eragon!
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Best BOOK IN HISTORY!!!!
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Reader reviewed by Nicole

Eragon is the best book ever! It has soooo much adventure and suspense. It's about a boy named Eragon, and he finds a blue stone, but it's really a dragon's egg! When the egg/stone hatches, Saphira is born. Now, they try to fight the most evil guy in Alagaesia!!!!!
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Cant Beat It
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Reader reviewed by ally

I think Eragon was a great book, and so is Eldest. People should stop saying the book stinks,(though most are saying it is great)if they cant do better, and trust me NO ONE could do better. Christopher Paolini is an AWESOME author and I cant wait till' the movie Eragon and book three comes out.This was my favorite book, better than Harry Potter, and that's sayin' something!! Paolini put so much detail in the book I felt as if I was the one who rode on Saphira and defeated Durza. Saphira ROCKS!!
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Blue Dragon=Great Read
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Reader reviewed by Kody Boye

Eragon, the first book by Paolini was wonderful. I was pulled into it when a teen writer had wrote a book, which made me want to read it. I was captured by his great style of writing, as well as the dragon on the cover. Paolini gets five out of five for his first, expertly written novel.
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The time of the Dragon Riders is back&
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Reader reviewed by Carmen

The time of the Dragon Riders is back&

Young Eragon, a simple farm boy from a small town, is determined to seek revenge on a terrifying, evil, monstrous race known as the Razac after they destroy his home and loved ones.
Accompanied by an unexpected character, Eragon and his beautiful, newly hatched Dragon, Saphira, set out on a journey bigger than they could have ever deemed possible! Eragon and Saphira are put through the hardships of travel, battle, and any other difficult situation that you can think of!

As Eragon learns more and more about the great Dragon Riders and how they came to be, more and more questions seem to form. Who betrayed whom? Where? When? Why me!? Not only that, Eragon discovers more about his past and how he may have the entire fate of his land in his hands! On top of all of this confusion, Eragon still has to go through what any normal boy his age would have to go through!

Becoming one of the greatest books of our time, Eragon has been added to thousands and thousands of libraries worldwide! And not to mention, my personal favorite since last I can recall!

Whether you are a Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter fan, or not even a reader at all, I recommend this book to you all! Please give this book a try and keep an open mind...You never know what might happen!

Thank you for your time and I hope that you enjoy Inheritance book number one as much as I did!

Best regards,
Carmen
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Hop aboard...Dragon Rider!
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Reader reviewed by Carmen

Travis Lloyd, you are right on the money!!! Eragon...Where to start? Harry Potter and LotR fans step up to this twisty and turny, non stop adventure!! I couldn't put it down! I am now reading Eldest and I can NOT put it down either!
Read Eragon if you want to read a grest book! Im not just saying this! You WILL NOT regret it!
Eragon....How many of us wish that we could use magic and fly with a dragon..and...meat elves...and- read to find out what else!!!!!
Carmen
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amazing!
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Reader reviewed by nat-nat

eragon was such a good book! i loved it! it had dragons, a evil villan,magic, friendship,& how to deal with loss. i loved it & would recamend it
to everyone.
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