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Book Thoughts: Eragon by Christopher Paolini


Review #: 9

Title: Eragon

Author: Christopher Paolini

Pages: 768

Scale of 1-5: 3.5


Why did you get this book?

Given to me for my birthday.


Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again?

Yep. Well, I do want to finish the series.


Are you keeping it or passing it on?

Keeping it for now.


What did you think of the book?

To me the writing seemed so different that at times it threw me. Once Eragon flees his home things seem to draw out. It isn’t until the character of Murtaugh shows that everything grows far more interesting.

A boy turned man, a dragon, a Shade (sorcerer who takes in spirits -evil), witches, dwarves and elves all intricate to the downfall of an evil King who was once a Dragon Rider. It seems simple enough and yet it is not.


Through out this book many questions are asked and never answered leaving your imagination to wonder. Still there is enough information to keep you interested as Eragon seeks to know why he was chosen. I can only assume all will be revealed in the next two installments of this trilogy.

I am excited to read on but wait because while Eragon left you wondering…. I hear Eldest does much worse and ends all too abruptly. I think I’ll wait until the third book is closer at hand. I would recommend this book but it may not grab everyone’s attention.

I finished Eragon! After reading it I feel compelled to praise the book and tell everyone to read it. And yet, a week ago (I don't always have time to read) when I began reading, I kept thinking it wasn't really worth my time.

The beginning of Eragon is interesting because that is when Eragon finds a strange stone which ends up hatching on him. In retrospect, I quite enjoyed being there with Eragon as his dragon went from a small lizard to a large ferocious beast. It was almost like experiencing your own pet grow from baby to adult.

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