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Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr

(The Inheritance Cycle #1-3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  30,399 ratings  ·  594 reviews
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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Keith Not if you are over the age of 30. Its classic farmboy chosen for destiny trilogy with no imagination. Just jammed together plots and set pieces from…moreNot if you are over the age of 30. Its classic farmboy chosen for destiny trilogy with no imagination. Just jammed together plots and set pieces from different stories.(less)

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Nov 08, 2012 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 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 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 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 06, 2011 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
Nov 30, 2010 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
Jul 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
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
Benedict Nunez
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All three were very good books and I loved reading them finding out what would happen next. my favorite out of these three though is definitely Brisingr. I enjoyed finding out all the secrets that were unveiled and continually surprised me and gave me lots to think about the book. Eragon and Eldest were both just as good though, they both were action-packed and full of twists and turns that made it a fun read and hard to put down. if you are a reader who loves to read fiction books and stories t ...more
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect books to read about a fantasy world. You become enthralled in the characters and begin to know what their reactions will before you even read the next page. I would definitely recommend this book series.
Shuvam Dam
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think it is better than LOTR, I guess because of the simplicity of expression
Nov 12, 2008 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 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
Jan 13, 2013 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
May 21, 2012 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 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
Nov 04, 2008 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...
Great read

I thought this was a great book. It was really imaginative and unpredictable. I'll definitely be reading book number four!
Jan 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
On my list to read every year or so
Jul 26, 2009 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.
Matthew Carter
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book is a epic book.
Mikayla Shaffer
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! I just reread them!!
Sep 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I could hardly put these down! Fantastic writing and a captivating story. Awesome!
Dec 15, 2008 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy
the other night i dreamed i made out with christopher paolini. he's 18 now right?
Jun 28, 2017 rated it did not like it

This series had so much potential and that was one of the reasons for why I started reading it this summer. The problem was that by the middle of book three all the excitement and potential was gone. I’m admitting that I never finished the books and probably never will.

Book 1, Eragon was the best of the three, with finding Saphira, fleeing for their lives and learning about dragon riders from Brom. The leader of the Varden was a good man, and his daughter had potential. Arya, the
Jun 17, 2016 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
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I see a lot of comments calling this the best series people have ever read. I thought I'd add my opinion.

First, I can say that I did enjoy the entire series, in total. Paolini did a solid job building a very compelling world, one that I enjoyed visiting and got invested in.

As an aspiring writer, one of the things that I really appreciate when I see it, and notice it when it is missing, is what I'd call "tight" writing. The two best examples I can think of are JK Rowling (the best ever at this)
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many have mixed feelings about this series but I think it is truly a masterful work of art. For anybody who can appreciate the beautiful language and descriptive writing, this is the right series for you. If you read any comments that were hating on this series, it is because those people can't appreciate true language and cannot wait through the exposition. At the beginning of literature, the exposition was very long because the characters had to be developed. If you have ever read the Lord of ...more
Bill Zhang
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is also a book series I fell for. Back to my middle school, that is the time period I getting to know this kind of western fiction. after readingo this book, I was wondering why western culture also have dragon even that sounds weird. However, this book series explain the reason. After reading this book series, I have found some similarity with the Lord of the ring series. which both of two series were written based On the so-called "MiddleEarth" time period. While reading this book, I was ...more
Gavin Clements
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Justin Blackmon
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
While I love the books, they get monotonous and tend to lose the reader toward the later books, especially Brisingr. I would give Eragon a 5 stars any day, and the same with Eldest, but I despise Brisingr. It is tedious, monotonous, and outright stupid. I would recommend reading a cliff note of Brisingr or just skipping to the next book.
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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

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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