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Ерагон (The Inheritance Cycle #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,159,191 Ratings  ·  18,712 Reviews
Ерагон намира в гората блестящ сапфир. Бедното момче се надява, че парите от продажбата на скъпоценния камък ще стигнат за прехраната на семейството му през зимата. Камъкът обаче се оказва яйце на дракон и Ерагон осъзнава, че се е натъкнал на наследство, древно колкото самата Империя.

Между младежа и излюпения дракон Сапфира се създава неотменима връзка, която преобръща зав
Paperback, В превод на Български език, 463 pages
Published February 14th 2006 by Издателска Къща "Хермес" (first published June 2002)
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ThomyZ I really don't wanna be mean, but if one considers this a "great book" one must have somewhat limited experience with literature in general and…moreI really don't wanna be mean, but if one considers this a "great book" one must have somewhat limited experience with literature in general and fantasy in particular. I was 24 when I read it shortly after it came out; there was a great hype about it, almost Harry Potter-like for a time and, like apparently many others here, I felt cheated when I actually read this mediocre mix of genre clichés and teenage wish fulfillment. I'm happy for everyone who enjoyed it, but the fact that many share the view that it is overrated does not come as a surprise.

(also, capital letters and a dozen exclamation marks do not exactly make it easier to take this question serious in the first place)(less)
A'len No, it doesn't pick up. If anything it just gets more excruciating to read. Of course, if you really want to know how it ends then I have a good…moreNo, it doesn't pick up. If anything it just gets more excruciating to read. Of course, if you really want to know how it ends then I have a good alternative to slogging through the book itself; watch Star Wars, Episode IV.(less)

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Jul 26, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE!
I cannot adequately express my complete and utter loathing for this book. I was working at a library during the time that this book was being published and had access to a galley of the novel. I did finish it, but only so I could know (entirely how much) Christopher Paolini (the supposed 16-year-old author-genius) had plagiarized J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of The Rings" trilogy. If you are not familiar with the Inheritance books, allow me to inform you:

Lord of the Rings: Trilogy
Eragon: Trilogy
Lord o
J.G. Keely
May 13, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 12, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one I liked
Two or three years ago, everywhere I went there was some display attempting to sell me Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It was obviously a bad book without opening the cover: the back cover carries a quote from the book, and an endorsement by Anne McCaffrey, and I'm pretty sure I could get that woman to supply a blurb for a double mint wrapper to the effect of "I couldn't put it down! An author ... to watch for!" The quote is "Wind howled through the night, carrying a scent that would change the ...more
May 02, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Absolutely no one
Here is a short list of things I find more enjoyable than reading Eragon:

Why does this book read like it was written by a fantasy-obsessed 15-year-old? Oh, nevermind... Is THAT why is has EVERY single one moth-eaten fantasy cliché???
It's like Paolini actually, in all seriousness, used Diana Wynne Jones' humorous The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as a real technical manual on how to create the Eragon universe. And the proud parents of a budding "new Tolkien", instead of proudly allowing him to read
Sep 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone...especially LOTR fans
Shelves: alreadyread
I LOVE the Inheritance books. I had never heard of Christopher Paolini before, and was walking through Barnes and Noble when I saw this book on the end display. What caught my eye was the dragon on the front cover (I love dragons, and my "artistic eye" was captivated by the artwork). This is a great fiction/adventure/fantasy novel. Anyone who is a Lord of the Rings would truly have an appreciation for this book. I was hooked from the moment I picked up this book and began reading. The story begi ...more
M. Weaver
May 07, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 8 year olds
Shelves: worst-books
EDIT: Re-wrote/fixed up this review on 8/21/2012 to reflect my changes as a critiquer/reviewer

Right so. I'll just say it: I hate Paolini's work. To my very core. I don't really think it's so much the "he stole from Tolkien/Lucas/Gandhi/God/my dog..," though whoever may say this has a point. Even though he blatantly took ideas from pioneers in their respective fields, that isn't what bothers me the most.

When I was fourteen, I admired him out of mere jealously. I was absolutely green with envy tha
Feb 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, favorites, fae
Before we get started
-Please,please do not judge a book by its movie.
-I read Eragon for the first time when I was 15 years old.I've re-read it 5 times since (I didn't own many books back then so after I took advantage of my neighbor's and my cousin's library,I kept re-reading my poor collection) and every time I loved it just the same,because it was the book that introduced me to the world of fantasy.

The story
When I got this beauty in my hands,I thought that Eragon was the dragon (laugh all
Ben Alderson
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
seriously, Ben. Why have you not read this sooner. This beast has been sat on your TBR pile for years. What is wrong with you? Was little Ben intimidated by the size?


I honestly think this is one of the best fantasy YA stories. Such a classic!

Oct 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition


as if written by an enthusiastic but tragically over-encouraged teenager with insufferably supportive parents who somehow happen to be well-connected in the publishing indus—wait.


carry on, then.
Aug 20, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A short (and somewhat sarcastic) summary: Main character = Eragon, mysteeeeerious boy-child left with his aunt and uncle by wandering mother, father unknown. Boy finds mysteeeeerious stone. Turns out to be dragon egg. Boy raises dragon and bonds with it strongly. Bad guys come and destroy boy's house and kill his uncle. Boy swears revenge. Boy's secret dragon is discovered by mysteeeerious storyteller who turns out to be master swordsman and random magic user. The hunt for the bad guys begins, a ...more
Cait • A Page with a View
I hadn't read this in a super long time, so it was fun to come back to. This is still one of my favorite YA fantasy series! The writing is a bit clunky at times, but then I remember that the author was only a teenager when he wrote this and everything becomes straight up impressive.

Yes, there are obvious Tolkien influences (Aragorn Eragon, Arwen Arya the elf, the urgal/uruk similarities, and a lot of other names)... but I kind of like it when authors can create entirely new worlds that are inspi
James Trevino
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dragons and elves and dragons!

A lot of people faulted Paolini for trying to copy Tolkien, but the truth is, their styles are nothing alike. Tolkien is much more poetic and his writing more archaic.

Paolini is a much more straightforward fantasy guy. And that is not a bad thing. I really enjoyed this book and the series overall ranks as one of my all time favorites! Why? Because it is so well written! Seriously now, the descriptions and characters and everything! And it is fascinating really... w
A wonderful rec from my GR friend, Anish :) Thank you! :)

Also a super great BR with Sweet Pinky , Lovely Saphy's Trainer and Gentleman Grumpy Cat :)

I saw the movie and loved it, but when I heard about the book recently, I was curious together with a slight feeling of worry as reading the book after watching the movie adaption works quite bad for me. But I wasn't disappointed, this book is wonderful!

RL keeps messing up with me, so, sorry in advance for a short review. This wonderful books is wo
Jul 15, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Probably the most expensive fanfiction I've ever read. I'm not sure what possessed the publishing company to publish this book (although I heard that Christopher Paolini was self-published at first). I also wrote a book when I was 16 (much like Paolini) and the quality was pretty much the same as Eragon, that is to say, awful. Eragon (the character) is a total Mary Sue/Gary Stu: he learns to fight with a sword in just a few weeks, his past is angsty, he's the first dragon rider for centuries, ...more
Darth J
September 2015 Updated Review

Although written by a homeschooled teenager (and it definitely shows, especially in the sequels), I was entertained by this novel. I had seen the movie first which makes it look like the world was cobbled together while trying to bridge the gap between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, and was turned off to reading the novels. After being told by a cousin of mine that the book was next to nothing like the movie, I tried it out and fortunately found the statement to be
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy guacamole.
A great read.
Definitely try it. :)
Mar 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dragon lovers and fighters
i learned that this book kicks butt i mean common ppl you see this explosion in a forest gather up the guts to go see what it was and its a hue piece of saphire (or is it?) well then eragon goes around trying to sell it because his family is poor but know one wants it because it came out of the spine! (for those that dont know what te spine is its a collection of mountians only the brave go in but only the lucky come out) i seen the movie and i literally wanted to send a P.O. email to him i swea ...more
Jan 23, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: My enemies.
This book spells 'trite' excellently. Unfortunately, that's the best quality it possesses.

This idea has been overworked many times before, and, if I may borrow a baking metaphor, overworked dough makes for flat product. Not only does he steal from successful greats, but ignores completely that the reason why they were great would be because of their ingenuity with GOING TO THE SOURCE and making it their own from there. The book takes information from mouths others, throws it together into a cong
Wren ϟ WrensReads
WrensReads Review:

You know that saying “I’ll wait till the movie comes out?” Don’t.

So I am an aspiring author. Let me shed some light for those who don’t understand this series is a unique series.

Imitation: a method of writing instruction that bas dropped off the map, fallen through the floor, and disappeared from the face of the earth as far as modern education is concerned. And yet imitation is arguably (according to Aristotle, Cicero, and numerous other authorities) the most effective rhetor
I tried writing a novel when I was fifteen, too; but the difference between me and Paolini is I had the decency to chuck it when I realized how terrible it was. I’m not going to list a host of authours he ‘borrowed’ from — many people just have different opinions where exactly he borrowed from so I don’t want to get into it. It’s just… I think he had potential; descriptively, there were some parts of Eragon that were very well-written. But for the rest, he tried too hard and he tried too early. ...more
Jun 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my former roommates is addicted to Young Adult fantasy books, and got me hooked right along with her. She had read the first two books in this series right when they first came out, and urged me to read them before seeing the movie (which, I later found out, was awful). So I did. Despite the criticism that Paolini's books get, I found I really, really enjoyed Eragon. He pulls a Tolkien and creates his own world, complete with different races, cultures, and languages, which is no easy task ...more
Jun 22, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007
Eragon has got to be one of the most tedious books I have ever read. I normally love fantasy (my love for Harry Potter is an indication of this) but Eragon, I could not get through. It was excruciatingly long for such a simple journey. He chances upon all things magical and makes such a big commotion of things. Everything is supposedly mysterious. But it is actually more annoying than mysterious. I love adventure, but his journey was slow paced and took f o r e v e r to get through.

The writing
Chris Horsefield
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the Harry Potter books, my interest in children's literature was somewhat rekindled. I had read a lot of praises for Eragon and when I saw it on offer at half price at the local bookshop near I work, I did not hesitate to pick up a copy.
Eragon is the first in a planned trilogy. Although Paolini was merely 14 years old when he started writing the book, his inexperience does not show for the most part. The writing style could do with some tightening up in places but had I not been aw
Ahmad Sharabiani
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini
Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. His parents saw the final manuscript and in 2001 decided to self-publish Eragon; Paolini spent a year traveling around the United States promoting the novel. By chance, the book was discovered by Carl Hiaasen, who got it re-published by Alfred A.
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Onvan : Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) - Nevisande : Christopher Paolini - ISBN : 375826696 - ISBN13 : 9780375826696 - Dar 503 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2002
Ahmad Sharabiani
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Christopher Paolini
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اروگان یا اراگون عنوان نخستین کتاب از رمان فانتزی و چهارگانه وراثت نوشته کریستوفر پائولینی است. دوران اژدهاسواران به سرآمده و جهان به لطف پادش
Hasham Rasool
Christopher wrote this book when he was fifteen years old. He did very well.

I love the relationship between Eragon and Saphira. I could see there are true affections between the boy and dragon.

I have seen 'Eragon' film long time ago, I can't remember what all of the casts look like but I can remember a bit what happened. The movie of 'Eragon' and the book are very differences. I love the book! I really didn't like a film. It is pointless! Alhamdulillah.
April (Aprilius Maximus)
First read: 2007 (5 stars)
Re-read: 2017 (3 stars)

When I first read Eragon I LOVED it, but it wasn't as good this time around! I suppose 10 years makes a difference!
Jan 13, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In 2002 I was 16 and a sophomore in high school. I was the Manhattan finalist for a storytelling festival. I was writing, mostly poetry. The year before I had been named runner up in a contest held by the Poetry Society of America and had the poem I entered read on the radio. I used to feel pretty good about those accomplishments until I read Christopher Paolini's bio on his first book.

In 2002 Christopher Paolini was 15 and a high school graduate. So, of course, the next obvious step was to writ
Sep 28, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone/Fantasy lovers
Recommended to Benny by: Friends
Eragon = Star Wars


The book opens with Princess Arya/Princess Leia smuggling a dragon egg/message or Death Star plans from the evil kingdom/Empire. She manages to hide it successfully but is captured by Ozzy Osbourne/Durza/Darth Vader and interrogated about it’s location. A simple orphan farm boy named Eragon/Luke acquires the egg/message/plans but doesn’t really know what to do with it. One day/night he returns home to find his uncle and aunt murdered by ra’zak/stor
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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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