Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

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This is the first in a trilogy of books that’s an epic fantasy quest in the style, more or less, of The Lord of the Rings. It’s a reasonably good book, but most notable in that it was started by Paolini when he was 15 years old (about 5 years ago) — it reads like it was written by someone pretty young.

But for all that, I enjoyed reading it, and am reading the 2nd book, Eldest, now. Reminds me of when I was a kid & reading slightly crummy but fun fantasy books — all in the style of unknown, underapreciated kid in a remote town has something horrible happen to him/her, then goes on a quest to right the wrong/figure out why/etc, and finds out that he/she is actually a child of destiny — who goes on to save the world. Lots of trilogies like this.

Predictable, but fun anyway.

6 Replies to “Eragon, by Christopher Paolini”

  1. Another home schooled prodigy writer is Adora Svitak, she was only seven when her first book “Flying Fingers” (296 pages) was published, immediately, she sold two international rights, China and Korea, more to come.

  2. Another home schooled prodigy writer is Adora Svitak, she was only seven when her first book “Flying Fingers” (296 pages) was published, immediately, she sold two international rights, China and Korea, more to come.

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