Summary: Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.
- A New York Times Bestseller
- A USA Today Bestseller
- A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
- A Book Sense Bestseller
Review: Considering this book was published in 2003 many readers have had a lot of time to review. Out of 5 stars, Eragon has 4 3/4 stars and over 3000 reviews on Amazon & Barnes & Noble alone! I was completely taken away with this story and found myself wanting to be in Alagasia! Christopher Paolini created this world and it’s own language as a hobby. His family convinced him to write out and publish these novels (and are we ever so grateful they did!).
The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom.
Eragon is left with two choices: join the empire and be a slave to the King or fight against the empire and save his country.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a lover of fantasy and dragons. Fans of Magic the gathering and Dungeons & Dragons will love this story!
Fox Entertainment bought the rights to the story and made it into a movie (that completely bombed, unfortunately). Included is the trailer for the movie.