Friday, March 20, 2015

Eragon by Christopher Paolini | Book Review

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)

Flashback Friday Review!

I went to write a review of Inheritance, and realized that I never posted reviews for the first three books in the series!  To get us caught up, I'll be posting Flashback Reviews of the first three before writing a fully fleshed-out review of Inheritance.

I originally read Eragon in May 2010, and I only gave it 2 of 5 stars.  I didn't write a review, but fantasy isn't really my go-to genre, and Eragon isn't for the faint of heart.  It's dense, and its only the first in four books!  There was a lot of world-building and character-introducing in this book, which is only to be expected.  And as we know, I went on to read the next three books! 

Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:  One boy...  One dragon...  A world of adventure.

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 soon 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.

*I own my copy of Eragon.

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