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Eragon : Inheritance, Book I

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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. 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. "An authentic work of great talent."--The New York Times Book Review "Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."--People "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 Bestsellershow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 509 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 45.72mm | 612.35g
  • Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, maps, (some colour )
  • 0375826688
  • 9780375826689
  • 99,654

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year A USA Today Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Book Sense Bestseller "Full praise to Eragon, and I want more! A winner . . . tip of the hat to young master Paolini."--Anne McCaffrey, author of The Dragonriders of Pern series "Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."--People "An authentic work of great talent . . . I found myself dreaming about it at night, and reaching for it as soon as I woke." ─Liz Rosenberg, The New York Times Book Review "Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish." --Booklist, Starred "An auspicious beginning to both career and series."--Publishers Weekly "Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy."--School Library Journalshow more

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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 Bestsellershow more

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 Alagaesia. You can find out more about Christopher and Inheritance at www.alagaesia.com.show more

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year A USA Today Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Book Sense Bestseller "Full praise to Eragon, and I want more! A winner . . . tip of the hat to young master Paolini."-Anne McCaffrey, author of The Dragonriders of Pern series "Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."-People "An authentic work of great talent . . . I found myself dreaming about it at night, and reaching for it as soon as I woke." ─Liz Rosenberg, The New York Times Book Review "Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish." -Booklist, Starred "An auspicious beginning to both career and series."-Publishers Weekly "Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy."-School Library Journalshow more

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