Eragon (Inheritance Cycle Series #1)

// July 22nd, 2012 // Book Reviews

Title: Eragon

Author: Christopher Paolini

Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.

My Review:

My parents recommended this book to me because they read it and
they thought I would like it. And they are my parents, so I decided to
read the book. My mom tells me that parents never tell a lie. When it
comes to Eragon, she is correct.
Eragon is a book about magical creatures and dragons. Wait, I
just noticed something. Eragon and dragon have the same exact letters
except for the first. I wonder if Christopher Paolini (the author)
wanted to do that. Speaking of Christopher Paolini, did you know he
was fifteen years old when he wrote this book, and he was
homeschooled? He is a very good illustrator (he illustrated maps, a
picture for the title page and a picture for the cover) and he created
awesome names for different places like Du Weldenvarden, Carvahall,
Teirm and Yazuac. Okay, back to the topic about magical creatures and
dragons.
I really liked Eragon. It was fantasy, and as you probably know
from my recent posts, I LOVE fantasy books. The book has more magical
content than any book I have ever read.  Eragon and some other
characters can also cast spells, but not like wizard spells or witch’s
potion spells, unique spells. They are words from their ancient
language. For example, the word for fire is Brisingr. I also liked how
Eragon started as a simple farm boy and became a great Dragon Rider
(someone who got chosen by a dragon to keep him or her and get magical
abilities) in less then a year. I can’t believe how he couldn’t even
lift a stone with magic, and then a couple months later he could blow
heads off with almost no difficulty. Same thing with his dragon,
Saphira. She grew more powerful at the same rate as Eragon. And of
course, it was extremely well-written.
My favorite character was Brom, who was Eragon’s trainer and
former Dragon Rider. He was very wise and if it wasn’t for him, this
story wouldn’t have been as interesting. SPOILER ALERT! I was really
sad when Brom died, but my mom keeps hinting that there is more to
him. I guess I’m just going to have to read the next book to learn
more!
I rate this book 10 out of 10. This was one of my favorite books
ever, and I read a lot of good books!

3 Responses to “Eragon (Inheritance Cycle Series #1)”

  1. ester says:

    Nice review Harrison! I liked the personal comments! Keep up the good work, i enjoy reading your reviews!

  2. Sherri Fromowitz says:

    Harrison, I’ve heard a lot of wonderful things about this series. I know how much you love fantasy and had a feeling that this would be a top pick for you. I particularly loved the “Spoiler Alert” portion of your review and the connection you made between Eragon and Dragon. I also love to think about why an author might give a certain character a particular name. These connections serve to further enhance the meaning and it’s always fun to try and imagine what an author is thinking when he/she is creating a story. Keep up the good work. I loved your review!

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