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Eragon by Christopher Paolini
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Jun 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: adventure, fantasy, children-s

Eragon is an orphan being raised by his uncle. He helps the family survive with his hunting, being one of the only people brave enough to hunt in the Spine. When he finds a blue egg, it begins a series of events that no one in his small village could have guessed.

The story has several important archetypes - good vs. evil, the hero going through a change, the wise old man, the devil, etc. The story itself fits into the genre well and shares some of the same elements that make the series fantasy a success, but it does not share the popularity of the Harry Potter books.

Spending some time with the innocent Eragon is entertaining and a good way to escape, even if it does have a striking amount of similarities to Lord of the Rings or Star Wars.

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Kdpmurphy Did you read this entire series? I just started Eragon and I am wondering if I will make is through the entire series.

Theresa Bartholomew I read all but the last one. They were good.

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