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In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2003.
ISBN: 9780375826689
Branch Call Number: YA Paol
Characteristics: 513 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 folded map.


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YA Fiction Spotlight: Eragon

YA Fiction Spotlight: Eragon This month, a blog about one of my more recommended reads, particularly for teens getting into fantasy. Eragon is a novel with a storied development and publication. The author, Christopher Paolini, grew up in rural Montana, near Paradise Valley. He began writing in 1997, at the age of 14, and worked on the original version of Eragon, which his parents… (more)

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Jan 13, 2021

Super great series totally recommend it

Dec 17, 2020

I’ve been recommended this series a few times by friends, and will confess to starting it once and then getting sucked into another story -- most likely Percy Jackson -- and letting my hold expire. But, after yet another recommendation, I gave it another shot (aka reading past the first chapter) and it has now become one of my favourite series of all time. Fifteen-year-old Eragon’s story begins when he finds a mysterious blue stone outside of his village. (See if you can figure out what it actually is by the book cover…) After he realizes that what he has found is, in fact, no ordinary stone, he finds that he has become entangled with things far greater than anyone ever would have expected of a mere farm boy. Cue the epic adventure filled with fantastical creatures and no small amount of swordplay. May I point out real quick that this story began its journey to the page while its author was fifteen? Eragon’s vast range of characters and unique yet nostalgic worldbuilding serve as just another reminder that young writers can accomplish big things. So, if you happen to be one of the magical sort yourself and can’t refuse another journey into a mystical world, let me be the first to recommend this book (and its following three) to you. May your swords stay sharp! @storygirl of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I loved how this book followed Eragon's whole life, not just part of his life. I really saw Eragon grow as a character, not just physically but mentally too. This book is better than Harry Potter because it has some aspects of reality that are relatable. I also really enjoy Christopher Paolini's approach to adding real world conflict to his fictional world of Alagaesia. Saphira's point of view is unique and I enjoyed her sense of humor immensely. Please, please, please read this book if you like thrilling fantasy!

Oct 26, 2020

Plot: The fantasy story starts when Eragon finds a dragon egg, while on a hunting trip. An evil bloodthirsty emperor, Galbotrix, has killed most of the dragon eggs, so when Eragon finds one he knows he will get into trouble with the emperor. Soon, Galbotix finds out and sends a group of evil dragon hunters, the Ra’zac, to hunt Eragon and his sapphire blue dragon, Saphira. After they run away from Ra'zac, Eragon and Saphira head to the base of revolutionaries called the Varden, but accidently lure a war hungry army called the Urgals. Since the Urgals work for Galbatorix they try to siege the Varden. Will our heroes be able to beat the Urgal before they extinguish the Vardens supplies?

My thoughts: I believe that Eragon is a great book because of Eragon’s character change and the interesting plot. In the beginning his goal was to seek revenge on a group who killed his family, but later he matures and learns to forgive. The plot is very interesting because of the close bond that is formed between Eragon and Saphira and how they work together to stop an evil army from beating the Varden. If you enjoy tales of dragons and magic Eragon would be a great book for you.

Oct 07, 2020

Great book. A fantasy on the same high standard as Harry Potter and The Lord Of The Rings!

Aug 25, 2020

The first of a great series, Paolini’s Eragon is one of the greatest books of all time. Eragon is hunting the Spine when he comes across a mysterious sapphire rock. This rock turns out to be a dragon egg, one of the last in existence. When the dragon is born, it bonds itself to Eragon and chooses the name Saphira. However, the mad King Galbatorix has been tracking the egg and sends his evil servants, the Ra'zac to hunt him down. Eragon is sent on the run as he strives to find answers and exact vengeance on the Ra’zac. I loved this book and its new magic rules. I also loved the fantasy aspect and the ancient language that Paolini incorporated into his book. Would highly recommend it!

Aug 10, 2020

Long ago, a man named Galbatorix gathered an army with the intent of becoming an emperor with absolute power. He defeated Dragonriders, who were once the main troops of the kingdoms he conquered and killed all dragons to prevent any new ones from usurping his throne. Many years later, a boy, Eragon, finds an egg in the forest one day. When it hatches into a dragon, the king’s men find it and attack the town, sending Eragon and his mentor, Brom, into running away from the king’s authority.

First off, this book is quite large, and the rest of the series is even larger, so if you like shorter books, you might not want to read this. The story itself has its benefits, among them including a diverse cast of characters, and the ability to use them or dispose of them as needed. Also, there are a variety of settings in this book. The plot itself is also engaging, with the Eragon realistically struggling to cope with the rapid change he needs to cope with to survive.

May 18, 2020

THIS BOOK IS GREAT!!! I would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy, dwarves, dragons, and action. It's great (not just because there is telepathy) but because it shows that even the most unlikely of people can do great stuff.

Apr 18, 2020

As you read on in the cycle, twists are on every corner. EVEN BETTER THAN HARRY POTTER! I couldn't stop reading.

Mar 18, 2020

Like LoTR, but easier!

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Jul 21, 2015

When Era on finds a dragon egg. His and his towns life will never be the same. He has to run for his life, learn to be a dragon slayer and how to fight. Exciting fast moving hard to put down

May 28, 2015

Eragon finds a dragon egg that was stolen from Galbatorix. It hatches and after his uncle's death, he goes on an adventure with Brom, who dies and he meets up with Murtagh, the son of a killer and betrayer, Morzan. When Eragon gets to the Varden, there is a big fight where Urgals attack Tronjheim and Farthen Dur. The sequel of this book is Eldest and this series is Inheritance.

Aug 16, 2012

A young boy finds what he sees as only a very interesting rock in the badlands of the kingdom he lives in.. It turns out to be a dragon egg, first one in a very long time. With this discovery comes great power; but, it turns out he's not the only one wanting the power and not all for good. He has to fight to survive and learn quickly, fortunately not without help. And very interesting help it is.

Jul 18, 2012

Its about a boy named Eragon who live in a small village. His life changes when he finds a dragon egg. He is now on the run and on a quest to bring Galbatorix to justice

Jun 25, 2011

Eragon is an orphan and lives with his uncle Garrow adn cousing Roran. After his uncle is killed by the malicious Ra Zac, Eragon decides to defeat Galbatorix, a rider who has turned to evil. He sets off to Alagaesia with his dragon Saphira and a strory teller named Brom. Unfortunately Galbatorix is trying to get Eragon on his side of the batle. Will Eragon be able to resist Galbatorix?

notTom Dec 16, 2010

In the land of Alagaesia, evil and fear run rampant under the regime of Emperor Galbatorix, no dragon has been sighted for years, and memories of the last Dragon Riders have faded away. So when a teen named Eragon living in a remote area discovers a big blue stone, he has no idea what it is worth, or what the Empire will do to obtain it. When the evil forces of the Empire destroy the only life he has ever known, Eragon sets out on a quest to gain revenge against the Empire with his mysterious friend Brom and the dragon Saphira. Traveling to the far reaches of Alagaesia, he seeks to unlock the mysteries of his past and while he discovers his legacy to become the next of the Dragon Riders.

May 31, 2010

An adolescent by the name of eragon goes hunting one week and wonderously finds a blue stone! this immerses eragon in a sinister plot where he will meet allies in unlikely places and probably one of the greatest enemies of all....

Jul 13, 2009

A fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

Jul 26, 2008

A teen is destined for great and magical things when he comes across a blue stone while hunting.
This is the first of a trilogy.


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Captain_America Aug 15, 2011

Eragon told Saphira, "You should land somewhere now and hide. We're going in." "Sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. Again." She said sourly. "I know. But Brom and I have some advantages most people don't. We'll be all right." "If anything happens, I'm going to bind you to my back and never let you off."
"I love you too."
"Then I will bind you all the tighter."

Captain_America Aug 15, 2011

Brom: "People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't."

Dec 16, 2010

"If anything happans, I'm going to pin you to my back and never let you off."
"I love you too."
"Then I will bind you all the tighter."

May 31, 2010

Argetlam-Silver hand

Jun 13, 2008

"Live in the present, remember the past, but fear not the future - for it doesn't exist, and never shall." -Saphira


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Jul 17, 2014

Violence: Gore

Feb 18, 2012

Violence: lots of killing and blood and gore

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