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“I had heard about Christopher Paolini's books about a boy who becomes a master of a powerful dragon at a time when the world of this fantasy needs a hero to save it from an evil former dragon rider who now rules this world with crushing brutality. I found myself engrossed in the tale right from...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Yes,yes, yes, it is amazing that this was written by a young boy, & not surprisingly, it reads that way, too! What I find most amazing though, is that it was published since it is such a mish-mash, rip-off of much better written fantasy. I have no desire to read more of this series. Save your...”see full review » see other reviews »
“May 11th, 2013
I think the book is exceptional when it comes to cliff-hangers and keeping the action going. The beginning is very captivating and well-crafted because it dives right onto the action and makes the reader want to know more, the writer is able to do this, keeping it mysterious and vague but with enough answers to keep the reader searching for more, and it's all throughout the book as far as I've read. There's also foreshadowing, like in the beginning the stone (what we now know to be a dragon egg) is transported and then when it reaches Eragon the connection is made. Some foreshadowing in progress at the moment, because I don't know why Brom knows so much about dragons, and the facts that he's a storyteller that likes telling stories about dragons can't be a coincidence. It's a cleverly written book as far as I am.
May 18th, 2013
pg. 103- 208
The book definitely lived up to my assumption of it being action-packed and rather unpredictable, as Garrow dies very suddenly. I think the reason this had to happen was to signify the sacrifices that Eragon would have to make in this new life of being a Rider, how it wasn't an easy life and what he was getting himself into. It was also a very pivotal moment because it spurred Eragon into going hunting for the Ra'zac, who were the ones who killed Garrow, this will probably lead him to the people who ordered this murder and help start his adventure. The foreshadowing of Brom's involvement with dragons continues as he helps Eragon along the way to chase and kill the Ra'zac, as he shows extensive knowledge of dragons and Riders, something that doesn't usually show in village storytellers. Another important moment in this part of the book is when Eragon kills the two Urgals with magic. Again he has been driven to these actions because of the murder of innocent people and this is and important moment because it shows that he has the power to use magic and that's rather unusual. It shows that he's not normal, and he and Brom have to recognize that now, which means introducing him to this new world of Riders and magic that Eragon had no involvement in before.
May 25th, 2013
pg. 208- 315
It seems that awareness is rising in the towns of this world of Eragon's, as towns are beginning to get suspicious of travelers, which could indicate that attacks are becoming frequent, the tension is beginning to rise. Another interesting happening in this book is that Eragon finally properly rode Saphira (his dragon) and it shows the connection they have, it shows the upsides of being a Rider and it demonstrates the bond two can have. I have also realized there is much more underling Brom's history, Joed's reaction to his coming back was very confusing and shows there's much more to Brom than shown, his history is becoming more and more relevant to the happenings. Eragon was also getting more and more frustrated and was starting to doubt the legitimacy of the person who had been leading him the whole time. Later in the book, Brom confesses to having transported the egg and working with Riders, explaining the situation and his duty to help Eragon. There has also been notable character development. Eragon was always a curious person but now he's got even stronger mentality and a smarter mind that questions more and follows less, he's stronger now. He's also getting closer to having to make a choice on who to ally himself with, a decision that usually makes or breaks a characters personality and heroicness. Another string moment of extreme foreshadowing is the fortune-telling of Eragon. Usually, he might've used it as a way to base his decisions but he was given a lot of room in his future to decide his own, so it just opened up his choices even more. Another thing is that Eragon used magic and it almost overwhelmed him, unfortunately the chapter ended just as he passed out so I don't quite know how that turned out.
“May 18, 2013
In the first hundred pages of this book, a teenager named Eragon stumbled upon an extremely rare dragon's egg and it hatched. He kept it a secret as he fed it and took care of it and it grew until it was large enough for him to ride it. Most recently, Eragon was trying to learn more about dragons and the legendary Dragon Riders that lived a long time ago and fought evils threatening the country. In this book, Christopher Paolini uses a lot of figurative language. On page 55, there's a simile comparing the dragon's claws to ivory: "Its claws were also white, like polished ivory, and slightly serrated on the inside curve." There is also a metaphor on page 7, "The cold stars stared back, unwinking, otherworldly watchers." I think these and other uses of figurative language really enhance the setting and imagery in the story.”
“I have stopped reading it for now because it is at a too high reading level.”Katie wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“love the movie just like the book but with a few acceptations ”Dacia W. wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“most of it. i problu wont finish it though”BEN wrote this review 7 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the beginning of the epic of eragon. he is a young farmer, growing up with his uncle under the rule of a immortal tyrant. one day a strange magical blue stone explodes into his life, changing it forever. ”Shane Hunter wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The plot of this book is about a farmers kid that finds a dragons egg and travels the land to become a better rider. This story is fantasy fiction and its based in the past when elves and dwarfs still roamed the earth”Rodney Hilburn wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
a young farm boy realizes that his dreams are far bigger than he ever imagined.”