Sunday, February 21, 2010


Title: Eragon (book #1)
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 497
Science Fantasy
Next Book Following: Eldest (book #2)

Basic Rating: 5/5

Plot: 4/5

Setting: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Cover: 3/5 (I really like it! It looks medieval!!!)

My Recommendation: For lovers of fiction and fantasy. Its not a fairy tale, but science fiction fantasy. (Oh and also for people who loved the movie)

My Thoughts: This book was Fantastic! I loved reading it so much, it was very fun and exciting. Amazingly Christopher Paolini started writing this book at the age of 15, and is well deserved to be #1 New York Times Bestseller. His age is both impressive and inspiring. The book is full of action, suspense, adventure, fantasy, and mystery. The way it is written is extremely wonderful, the pages remind me of an old tale but still modern enough. The characters starting from Eragon to Saphira are amazing. All of them are! I really liked Eragon, i thought he made a great lead. At first he was sometimes foolish but he did grow in his actions. I mean he's only 15. I was surprised with Saphira, she was brilliant also. Another thing that surpassed my expectations was the setting, Paolini created an absolute world. No set backs or slip ups at all, he was steady and creative. It must have taken a lot of time and thought to come up with all the names of people, places, things, and other languages. So cool! Well the story is great fun, you really feel like you are there with every illustration and detail. It is very creative and inspiring, i will never forget that even the small details count. It was longer and a bigger book, but because it was so good i read it faster than i had thought i would. So to conclude it is a wonderful magical tale of heroism and adventure. I am so sad that it ended!!The ending was also perfect, and i really can't wait to read the next book "Eldest".

Plot: 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 kind 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.

Bostan~ Today's nice critical opinion