Summary: (alagaesia.com) 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 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. . . .
Review: For some reason I always thought Eragon was the name of the dragon. :) I've been meaning to read this book since it first came out, but its daunting size made it difficult for me to follow through....until now. Ha!
Amazing story in a fantasy world seemingly set in the time of kings and wagons. I loved it.
Eragon is an awesome main character (another awesome book with a guy for an MC!) and his development throughout the story was impressive, realistic and fun. The adventure in the story and all the different types of creatures Eragon meets make the story as good as it is. The fact that the fierce dragon is a female just makes it all the more cool!
Although there are quite a bit of descriptions, I think they are necessary and the detail adds imagery. The reader could not imagine the story as well without them and even the descriptions are interesting. The plot moves fairly quickly with things happening all over the place.
The writing of the fighting scenes is great. You see each character moving, dodging, stabbing, trying to defend themselves against this huge inhuman things.
I hadn't watched the movie before because I wanted to read the book first and now I watched it this weekend. I have reached the conclusion that the movie was a failure because the book was too long. There were too many things going on and events that were necessary to complete the plot.
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