Author: Christopher Paolini
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Release Date: August 26, 2003
Other Titles in Series: Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance
Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands. . . .
Summary: Epic is a word I use for only a few select fantasies, of which Eragon is included. For several years, I overlooked this spectacular book, every once in a while eyeballing it but never opening its cover. But by the Gods I am glad to have finally tasted Christopher Paolini’s magic.
I started Eragon with reverence, due mainly in part to the respect my good friend Eddie expressed toward this book. He offered to let me borrow it, surprised I hadn’t already read it. I was too, after I began the first chapter. Eragon is a spectacular fantasy, worth of much commemoration. The sheer complexity of the world Christopher Paolini has built is reminiscent of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
The characters he has constructed are tightly entwined with the plot he has woven out of ink. A beautiful world of magical creatures and sorcery awaits the reader who plans to devour this fantastic adventure. Eragon is a truly marvelous read that enthralled my imagination and immersed my consciousness. I highly recommend this novel to any lover of the genre and epic adventures. You will soon come to know the true meaning of veneration. 😉
Eragon is the first installment of the Inheritance Cycle. Don’t miss my review of the next in the series, Eldest.
Paolini, Christopher. (2003) Eragon. United States: Alfred A. Knopf