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Eragon by Christopher Paolini
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Apr 27, 2008

really liked it

This novel would be classified under, “Fantasy Fiction” because lf its creatures and elves. The main summary of this book is, an fifteen year old regular teenager sets off on an long journey of vengeance. One day while hunting he found a blue rock or “egg”. He later tries to sell it for meat, but they wont accept because its from the spine. Eragon later lost interest in the stone and put it aside for a couple a days until something extraordinary happened. The egg hatched and it was a baby dragon, it was a dark blue and had long scales. He later went to the town dragon lover, Brom. He asked how take care of them and find a good name for one in particular. He names the dragon Saphira and cared for her over time. After his conversation with Brom, he realized that the dragon could communicate by mind. A day later he saw men interrogating his house, and wanted to get them but Saphira was too scared so she flew away with Eragon. Eragon woke up and went back to the house and saw the whole house burnt’ down and his uncle down on the ground. He brought his uncle back to safety and helped him from being sick to healthy. The last part of the trip he goes to the Varden, he must deal with an a lot dangers, including an army of Urgals chasing them all the way there. The Vardens fortress, located in the depths of the Beor Mountains, is host to groups of dwarves, elves, and Varden, who are in league, having sent Saphira’s egg to The Spine where Eragon found it. Given a short rest, the three along with the Varden and their allies must prepare for the arrival of the Urgal as the approach the mountain. They learn for sure that Galbatorix is in league with the dark forces from a stolen messenge and soon they are in a battle with the Urgal. However, the battle with the Shade leaves him horribly in pain, he still wins!
I thought the writing of this novel was very flat and dry no hard words just a perfect novel to sit down near a small fire and read. The strengths were a good plot and so good characters. The weaknesses were that he made his own language and so I had to keep looking back. I choose this book mostly because Mrs. McGivern told me to choose a different book then Michael Crichton. And I would compare this book to its sequel Eldest. I would recommend this book to fantasy lovers.
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message 1: by Jeannie (new)

Jeannie I read this book and really liked it. I am not sure if I am going to read the sequel but if you think it's good then tell me.


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