Though this book obviously borrowed many things from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, it is still a good read. :) Paolini definately has a lot of talent, and I did enjoy reading this book. This is definately a must for young readers/authors.
I do think he could've been a little more original, but that's okay. And he did something in which I'm very happy of: he actually admitted that he did borrow things from other stories, but you know what else he did? He gave credit to those authors too. It's okay to borrow ideas from other authors as long as you give them credit. :) That's only one of the reasons why I like Paolini. Can't wait to read his next book. :D
Follow Eragon and his young dragon Saphira, as they fight an evil king's army, save a beautiful elf, and kill a shade. Christopher Paolini has really written a great book. The second book isn't out yet, but this one should keep you occupied for at least a few hours.
This is a good book I read it in 2004. It's a boy named Eragon i think who gets a "gem". Later he finds out it's a dragon's egg. When shes older Eragon tries to ride her but unfortunately for him her back shreds the skin off his legs. lol. He makes friends with this old rider who is a person who owns a dragon. I think his name was Brom. Anyway they find an unconcious creature and take her to her home. Eragon later must duel a spirit of some kind.
When a boy, destined to own a dragon, and an elderly man set off on a journey to protect their land, they are lead by nothing but they're will power. Eragon along with Brom set off on a mission to destroy an evil empire. Eragon is a young man just discovering himself, while Brom is a wise man full of secrets. Together they battle Urgals, save lives and solve mysteries all under cover. Read this remarkable story about a Eragon, a legend in the making.