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Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle #1-3)

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WITH THE HIGHLY anticipated publication of Book Three in the Inheritance cycle, the hardcover editions of all three books will be available in a handsome boxed set!
Hardcover, 1952 pages
Published September 20th 2008 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Nov 08, 2012 Andrewy rated it it was amazing
This was probably the only series I ever read that could compete (and possibly beat) the Harry Potter series! I read the whole series in less than a week and there are a lot of pages all together. My favorite one is Brisingr but you have to read the whole series, start to finish, to understand what's going on. I definitely recommend it and I really hope that you will enjoy this book. This was the series that inspired me to consider reading as entertainment instead of work. I read many good serie ...more
Dec 28, 2011 Jessica rated it liked it
When I read that Inheritance was coming out I decided to reread the series and found, on this second read through, that, while I still like them, I was not nearly so impressed as I had been the first time. Perhaps I took more time the first time around, or perhaps I have just been reading too much Robert Jordan in the mean time, but I feel like the books move way too fast in terms of character making. We spend so much time debating proper course of action etc., but not a whole lot happens in the ...more
Nov 21, 2011 Pennystevens rated it really liked it
Eldest is a great book, but if you want to read it you have to read Eragon first. Eldest is the sequel to the book Eragon and is a great book if you’re into dragons and science fiction. The third book to the sequel comes out in September. I loved this book and I think you will too.
The main character of the book is Eragon. He is a young farm boy that finds a dragon egg and realizes that his duty is to defeat the king of his kingdom and make sure that his kingdom and all the villages are back to
Apr 22, 2011 Aeyla rated it it was amazing
This is most definitely the very best book series I have ever read (and I've read a lot of books). As soon as I started reading the first book, the series shot up to my top favorite book, and no book has ever come close to competing with this series. Paolini, although younger than most authors, paints a perfect picture of whatever is going on at that time in the story. In fact, these books are what inspired me to begin the first book I plan to get published one day. Although my book's plot has n ...more
Taya M
Dec 14, 2011 Taya M rated it it was amazing
this serries was by far my favourite of all times and I want the popularity and love for these books to spread like wild fire.

Christopher Paolini is a genious....

Throut his books in this series he managed to make me feel everything from exuberance to dread to hate, despise, joy, love, wonder....etc. every emotion you can imagin this authour brought fully into play with this series.

If you choose to read this series I suggest that:
you start with Eragon the FIRST book
keep on reading even when you
May 13, 2009 Don rated it it was amazing
I'm just getting started on these, but it's been good so far. I've got all three on audio if anyone's interested in borrowing.

The detail about trading and medieval life was really fascinating and the main story line itself has been good so far.

It's been much better than the movie, but aren't the books always better than the movies?

Update: Just finished the third book. Wow, this is an AMAZING story. It is truly an epic tale and t
Feb 22, 2009 Caroline rated it really liked it
These books have a great storyline and plot. The pacing is slow and I felt like I had to drudge through a lot of unnecessary descriptions. The author is young and is notorious for taking a long time to write his books. Now I have to wait for the fourth one. When I began reading these, I was under the impression it was a trilogy. When I was close to the end of the third book I asked my daughter how the author was going to wrap everything up in just a few more chapters. That is when she informed m ...more
Nov 30, 2010 Jasonla rated it it was amazing
Eragon was a regular boy living in a town called Carvahall, in a mysterious land named Alagaësia. Eragon lived on a farm with his Uncle Garrow, and his brother, Roran. One day, when Eragon is hunting in the spine, he finds a mysterious blue colored stone which he hopes to appraise at market for a high value. Instead, the stone cracks, and out comes a baby dragon. Eragon touches the dragon, and instantly they become bonded together. Eragon names the dragon Saphira. Consequently, Eragon is dragged ...more
Jan 13, 2013 Jeri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like dragons and elves and dwarves and magic -- good v evil then you should like the first three books of paolini's inheritance cycle. I'm not sure where I've been in the fantasy world but ordered all three as I knew I would be spending a lot of time reading. I became entranced with the story and the characters. Dragon a young country boy who finds an egg which changes his life. The egg contains a dragon, saphira, who has chosen him to join the ancient and they think extinct group called ...more
Jul 07, 2009 Amandalynn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
I think that it is amazing that this kid was so young when he started writing these...and his vocabulary is far beyond mine. In my never ending search for boy young adult books I would highly recommend this but beware of reading level.

I was so upset that Brisingr wasn't the end like it was supposed to. My mom was going to have this sent to me and then I was supposed to bring it to her when we went to England...well it came to their flat in England...I had so much anticipation in finishing the sa
Jennifer Eaton
Apr 10, 2016 Jennifer Eaton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Great epic story for this generation. Only disappointment is that the final book isn't in this anthology!! Do read if you like myths and legends
Great read

I thought this was a great book. It was really imaginative and unpredictable. I'll definitely be reading book number four!
May 21, 2012 Josh rated it it was amazing
One of the best fictional stories that I have read. The main character is a boy named Eragon, who when hunting in the woods stumbles upon a dragon egg, that happens to be one of the three left in all of Alygasia. Choosing him, Sphira (the dragon) picks him and they set off to join the free men in the south. The series spans four books from Eragon's journey to the south, then his training, and finally the defeat of the evil Galbatorix. For those who like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and wou ...more
Jun 13, 2010 Angelosdaughter rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who love Tolkien or Star Wars
I've read Eragon and Eldest. They are very derivative, but as someone said in another context, "We stand on the shoulders of giants." I did enjoy Eldest more because Paolini delves deeper in his description of elven culture than I think Tolkien did, and the elves are my favorite of the inhabitants of the worlds in both series. I have alsways found it difficult to read anything in imitation of Tolkien, because so few come up to his level. I tried the Sword of Shannara series by Terry Brooks, but ...more
Jun 17, 2016 Kaugummiqueen rated it did not like it
Meine Meinung
Als erstes war ich noch recht begeistert von dem Buch ( Eragon - Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter ). Ich war auch noch jung und unerfahren und hatte längst nicht so hohe Ansprüche an ein Buch wie heute. Irgendwie war es schon recht spannend und es ging um Drachen und orkähnliche Wesen, Elfen und Krieger und - hey - der Autor war erst 15 Jahre alt gewesen, als er mit dem Buch begonnen hatte. Das imponierte mir und brachte mich unter anderem dazu, auch eigene kleine Geschichten zu sc
Dakota J

In the book Brisingr, the third book in the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini, you go on the ever continuing struggle of Eragon and Saphira, the newest and the only free dragon rider alive, they continue to pursue Galbatorix in freedom from his evil rule. With moral dilemmas along with politics of many different factions from master elven fighters along with the crude dwarves with the normal admiral humans running from Galbatorix rule.
In the beginning of the third book Eragon fa
Linda Barnett
Jan 30, 2015 Linda Barnett rated it it was amazing
I love these books and I can't wait to read more by Paolini in the future. I know not everyone shares my enthusiasm, but for my money he's done a bang-up job creating a world and characters that draw you in and don't let go until the end, and even then I was wishing for more.

Sure, everyone wants to compare elements of his books to Tolkien, or Brooks, or almost all of the great fantasy writers, like he just slapped together parts of all their story lines and called them his own, but I agree with
Josiah Randolph
Sep 08, 2016 Josiah Randolph rated it it was amazing
(PLOT) A 15 year old farm boy discovers a dragon egg and it hatches for for him. He takes on the evil empire and pledges himself to the Varden a secret organzation that is trying to dethrone the evil king.
(ONE CHARACTER) Eragon the main character of the story change's when he finds out that he is not the last free dragon rider alive. (THEME) The theme of the book is based on a fantasy, action, Series.
I enjoyed this book a lot, it is packed with action and excitement, and would highly recommen
Ye Myat Thu
May 24, 2015 Ye Myat Thu rated it it was ok
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Jun 20, 2016 Ilse rated it liked it
Interesting story line and very well developed characters, especially for a book aimed at adolescent readers. A bit too much of the good old "all is well that ends well", as none of the main characters is ever under serious threat, and some of the story lines are very predictable. Part 4 starts of with more of the same, but makes an interesting twist and the end is rather surprising.
The only thing that constantly bothered me is that there is basically a couple of teenagers leading a massive army
Roderick Baxter
Apr 19, 2016 Roderick Baxter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I thoroughly enjoyed this fantasy, adventure saga. It had all the elements of a great story. Those elements in just the right balance. Sometimes writers gloss over one aspect of a story at to pursue something else. Christopher Paolini tells the whole story and manages to keep it interesting. I particularly love the way he delves into lore (either Dragon, Elvish, Dwarven, or any of the other races) and manages to keep it interesting. The action scenes are well done too. He keeps the batt
Nov 04, 2008 Cat rated it really liked it
I love this series but I thought it was a trilogy so imagine my disappointment when I got to the end of Brisingr only to know I have to wait several more years for the last book! I can't believe the kid was 19 when he started writing, he is an incredible writer and this is a true hero becoming story that is just great. Now back to waiting for the fourth...
Amber Brice
Aug 13, 2014 Amber Brice rated it liked it
The first book, Eragon, was pretty good. Original story and interesting character development. The second book was just ok. By this point, I had made it through the second one, so of course I had to read the third. It wasn't a complete let down. I left the series feeling satisfied, just that maybe he could have gotten to the end, say. . . one book sooner. I did feel like it fell into a pattern of fantasy I had seen before. Sticking to the same route that elves are graceful and magical and dwarf ...more
Teanna Roberts
Jun 09, 2016 Teanna Roberts rated it it was amazing
Now for this series of books, I spanned the time frame to finish because I have read the entire series about a dozen times! This is what I delve into when I need to get lost, to hide away from the real world and all of the stresses that accompany it.

Although there was only one movie made from the novels, I was unhappily surprised by how much was left out of the movie in concert to the story itself, as it really left the door closed for some of the follow on stories to continue in potential futur
Apr 16, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Dear Sheryl,

When I first read Eragon, I was just a fifth grader, and had no idea what I was getting myself into. Six years later, The Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini has pretty much changed my life. Maybe not to the extent of Harry Potter and Anne of Green Gables, but nonetheless, Eragon and Saphira made a huge impact on me.

The story’s about a poor, orphaned boy named Eragon who finds a dragon egg and ends up on a fantastical journey that ends in a way that both angered me and gave me
Jin Chen
Jan 29, 2015 Jin Chen rated it liked it
Eragon and Eldest are both great books with an interesting story, even if it is predictable in many areas, it built a story that looks capable of having a great story line and an epic ending.

However Brisingr happened to be an let-down, it focuses too much on the minor character of Ronan whom isn't half as interesting as he should be and is extremely predictable. The main character Eragon and Sapphire aren't really as captivating as they had been in the previous novels and too much was devoted t
Jul 26, 2009 Vicki rated it it was amazing
Sometimes I really enjoy the journey of a a period book. The series ahs been a fun adventure heavy lifting.
Dec 15, 2008 jennifer marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy
the other night i dreamed i made out with christopher paolini. he's 18 now right?
Jan 22, 2009 Jody rated it really liked it
On my list to read every year or so
Mikayla Shaffer
May 03, 2011 Mikayla Shaffer rated it it was amazing
Awesome! I just reread them!!
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Christopher Paolini was born on November 17, 1983 in Southern California. He has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. The tall, jagged Beartooth Mountains rise on one side of Paradise Valley. Snowcapped most of the year, they inspired the fantastic scenery in the Inheritance Cycle.

Christopher is grateful to all his readers. He is especiall
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Other Books in the Series

The Inheritance Cycle (4 books)
  • Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
  • Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle, #2)
  • Brisingr  (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)
  • Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle, #4)

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