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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 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.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:503 pages

    Eragon Reviews

  • J.Elle
    Sep 02, 2016

    I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did f...

  • J.G. Keely
    May 14, 2007

    Standard fantasy fare, except that while most fantasy authors lift their plots only vaguely from a previous author, Eragon is simply the plot of Star Wars with a Lord of the Rings paintjob:Princess fl...

  • Brownbetty
    Aug 12, 2007

    Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a q...

  • Nataliya
    Dec 04, 2013

    Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon:Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single...

  • Faith
    Sep 07, 2007

    I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on th...

  • M. Weaver
    Aug 19, 2015

    EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewerRight so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the ...

  • Katerina
    Aug 13, 2016

    Before we get started -Please,please do not judge a book by its movie.-I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so aft...

  • Swankivy
    Aug 12, 2016

    A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out ...

  • julio
    Jun 04, 2015 if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus?

  • Darth J
    Sep 25, 2015

    September 2015 Updated ReviewAlthough written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes i...