Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Eragon ~ Christopher Paolini

Eragon, as well as the two current sequels Eldest and Brisingr, are available at all major bookstores, Target, online retailers, etc…

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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....

A wonderfully written epic fantasy in the making. Answered just enough questions to keep you from going nuts and raise just a few more to keep you interested. Fun and interesting characters and a well thought out fantasy world.

Being a long-time lover of a good fantasy novel, I am always rather wary when entering new realms.  I cut my teeth on the Dragonlance novels by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman as well as the ever-popular Shannara books by Terry Brooks.  After reading such masters, you are often left disappointed.  Christopher Paolini certainly did not disappoint me one bit.  His word is large and varied and his characters endearing, aggravating, and fun to hang around with. 

I am anxious to start Eldest!

2 comments:

Anie said...

Paolini's work never fail to take me away into an escape of a fantastic adventure :)

Eldest was awesome & I can't wait till I read Brisingr.

Crazy Lady said...

Thanks for the comment and the nudge to move Eldest up in my TBR pile. Hope you get to read Brisingr soon! :)