Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Spoiler Alert!

Eragon is a book about a young man who finds a unsuspecting blue stone and hopes to sell the item for food during the winter. However, the blue stone turns out to be a dragon egg! His whole life is turned upside down as he is thrown into a world of magic and wonder. He only has a old storyteller and a sword for help, as him and his dragon go up against a whole empire.

I LOVED THIS BOOK! This book is still apart of my favorites of all time, right from the characters, to the world, and even the creatures! I thought it was an amazing dive into the world and a great look into characters that are so important later on. I think the ability to push into peoples minds and the true names were quite interesting. I’ll never forget how sad I was when Brom died about halfway through.

I also quite enjoyed how much weaker Eragon is than some of his allies, and even his opponents. While dueling a combination evil spirits a shade, he is mortally wounded. I especially appreciate how much of a part it holds in the later book as well! Everyone seen here, everything said now, it all has importance. Eragons meeting with Arya was also amazing. I found it astounding that unlike most things, the main character doesn’t get the girl.

All in all, this book was a excellent opener to what is still my favorite series of all time, and sets a pace of action that is amplified and surpassed. Eragon’s path of vengeance also leads him to leave the village and his cousin, who has his own problems that he doesn’t even think about. I truly enjoyed how human Eragon felt to me, through all his doubts and bad choices.

I rate this book a BIG 5/5 and it is one of the greatest books I had the pleasure of reading.

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