Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Eragon by Paolini

Lots of mixed reviews out there for this series.  One of my nephews LOVED it and the other couldn't even finish it.  I am somewhere in the middle.  I thought it was a good read.  It could have been cut down, some parts dragged, but I am going to give the second one a chance.  It is aimed toward young adults and is an enjoyable story.  I hear the movie is awful though and everyone seems to agree on that.  If you like fantasy, give it a try.  Some say the first book in the series is the only good one.  I'll let you know. :)

 One boy . . .

One dragon . . .

A world of adventure.

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 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.(less)

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