One boy . . . One dragon . . . A world of adventure.
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...
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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
Eragon is a wonderful book if you like the work of authors such as JR Tolkien...a truly supernatural novel. - Basingstoke & North Hants Gazette
It's a story of mystery, excitement and magic...a riproaring story (also featured in Haverhill Echo). - Bury Free Press
This is an action-packed fantasy adventure that will appeal to both adults and younger readers. - Colchester Evening Gazette
Exciting tale - Junior News and Mail
Article about Cheltenham festival mentions a visit to Christopher Paolini's session - The Times
Short review - School Librarian
A compelling adventure novel and a brilliant example of the fantasy genre - Books for Keeps
My 12-year-old son loves fantasy and adventure novels, and after reading Eragon on his suggestion, I now understand why: this book creates an alternate world... Emerging out of it to face ordinary life in 2006 London is a startling wrench - The Week
Eragon is a wonderful book if you like the work of authors such as JR Tolkien . . . A truly supernatural novel - Basingstoke & North Hants Gazette
Unpredictable with plenty of heartstopping moments - Glasgow Herald
A must for any fantasy or adventure reader, packed full of exciting action...fast paced and highly addictive. - Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle
A compelling adventure novel and a brilliant example of the fantasy genre. - Books for Keeps
My 12-year-old son loves fantasy and adventure novels, and after reading Eragon on his suggestion, I now understand why: this book creates an alternate world...emerging out of it to face ordinary life in 2006 London is a startling wrench. - The Week
Christopher has created a complex and fascinating world in this first book of his Eragon trilogy...Filled with history, ancient tales, magic, magical creatures, and with a superbly crafted story 'Eragon' is sure to delight many lovers of fantasy tales. - Through The Looking Glass
Short review - The Sunday Express
Featured in an article titled 'Post Potter Picks'. - Western Mail Series
Short review - Scottish Daily Record
unpredictable with plenty of heartstopping moments. - The Herald
Top five read for boys - Southwark Life
I recommend the book Eragon to any eight to eighty-eight year old. - Aquila
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. He became a New York Times bestselling author at nineteen. Christopher lives in Montana, USA, where the dramatic landscape fed his vision of Alagaesia. Inheritance, the final book in the sequence, was published in November 2011.