Eragon

Eragon

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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

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 358.34g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 0552553719
  • 9780552553711
  • 816,787

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 education at fifteen. Now twenty-one, he lives with his family in Montana, USA, where he is at work on the final volume in the Inheritance trilogy.show more

Review quote

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." â 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 Journal" "From the Trade Paperback edition."show more

Review Text

"'A stirring fantasy of epic proportions'"show more

Back cover copy

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! The Sunday Times Bestseller WHAT WAS ONCE YOUR LIFE IS NOW YOUR LEGEND. When 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 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. INCLUDES 8 PAGES OF FULL COLOUR PHOTOS FROM THE MOVIEshow more

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1,140,255 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 30% (342,320)
3 21% (242,836)
2 8% (89,299)
1 4% (50,984)
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