Eragon

Eragon : Inheritance, Book I

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A new adventure hatches in the first book of the Inheritance Cycle, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings! This New York Times bestselling series has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. When fifteen-year-old Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. 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, gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save--or destroy--the Empire. Features interlocking art that reveals an image across the spines of all four books! And don't miss the most recent book set in Eragon's world, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia! Christopher Paolini is a true rarity. --The Washington Post
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 509 pages
  • 163 x 236 x 41mm | 782g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, maps, (some colour )
  • 0375826688
  • 9780375826689
  • 17,168

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Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy--until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save--or destroy--the Empire.
This deluxe edition of Eragon includes an excerpt from Eldest, the next volume in the Inheritance trilogy; an exclusive foldout map of Alagaesia; never-before-seen art by the author depicting Zar'roc, Eragon's sword; and an expanded pronunciation guide to the Ancient and Dwarf languages.
"An authentic work of great talent."--"The New York Times Book Review
"Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."--"People
H "Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid."--"Booklist, Starred
"An auspicious beginning to both career and series."--"Publishers Weekly
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
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Praise for The Inheritance Cycle:

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A #1 USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

"An authentic work of great talent." New York Times Book Review

"Paolini is a spellbinding fantasy writer." The Boston Globe

"A breathtaking and unheard of success." USA Today

Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic. People

Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy.   School Library Journal

Praise for Eragon:

The new It book of children s lit. U.S. News & World Report

Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.   Booklist, Starred

"The author takes the near-archetypes of fantasy fiction and makes them fresh and enjoyable, chiefly through a crisp narrative and a likable hero." Publisher's Weekly
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Praise for The Inheritance Cycle: A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A #1 USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller An authentic work of great talent. -New York Times Book Review Paolini is a spellbinding fantasy writer. -The Boston Globe A breathtaking and unheard of success. -USA Today "Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic." -People "Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy." -School Library Journal Praise for Eragon: "The new 'It' book of children's lit." -U.S. News & World Report "Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid." -Booklist, Starred The author takes the near-archetypes of fantasy fiction and makes them fresh and enjoyable, chiefly through a crisp narrative and a likable hero. -Publisher's Weekly
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About Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini's abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen after being homeschooled all his life. Both Eragon and Eldest, the second book in the Inheritance trilogy, became instant New York Times bestsellers. Christopher is currently at work on the final volume in the trilogy. He lives in Montana, where the dramatic landscape feeds his visions of Alagaësia. You can find out more about Christopher and Inheritance at www.alagaesia.com.
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1,466,509 ratings
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5 38% (558,963)
4 30% (439,431)
3 20% (299,751)
2 7% (107,652)
1 4% (60,712)
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