Eragon

Eragon : Book One

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When Eragon finds a polished 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 soon 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...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 36mm | 358.34g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552155519
  • 9780552155519
  • 201,329

Review quote

"A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . a galloping good example of its genre" * Daily Telegraph * "This book is an achievement. Readers . . . will be transported" * Sunday Times * "A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon - Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story" * Guardian * "A stirring fantasy of epic proportions" * The Bookseller *show more

About Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini was educated at home by his parents. His abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen. Now twenty-two, he lives with his family in Montana, USA.show more

Review Text

"This book is an achievement. Readers . . . will be transported"show more

Back cover copy

When poor farm boy Eragon stumbles upon a strange blue stone in the forest, his journey into a world of magic and adventure has only just begun.For the stone is in fact a dragon's egg from which will hatch his beloved blue dragon Saphira. Overnight his simple world is changed. Eragon and Saphira must take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders to rescue an Empire that is ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. There are bloody battles ahead and lessons to learn, and it is only Eragon who can restore goodness. 'A compelling and action-filled adventure...a galloping good example of its genre' Daily Telegraph 'This book is an achievement. Readers will be transported' Sunday Times 'A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon - Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story' Guardian Jacket illustration copyright 2003 by John Jude Palencarshow more

Rating details

1,088,077 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 36% (392,123)
4 30% (326,746)
3 21% (233,313)
2 8% (86,400)
1 5% (49,495)

Our customer reviews

I got this as a Christmas present (along with Eldest). After watching the movie, I thought this book would be just as bad. Reluctantly I picked it up, started turning the pages and after that, I wouldn't stop. Definitely good if you are interested in the fantasy genre.show more
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