Christopher Paolini
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Mar 29, 2023

Eragon lives in the dystopian Empire, and must hunt in the ominous woods of the Spine in order to survive. On one of his treks, he discovers a strangely smooth and hollow blue stone. He plans to sell it, but it is in fact not a stone at all but a dragon egg. This discovery launches him into a world filled with all that he thought was legend - the world of the Dragon Riders. But the Emperor is not happy with their revival, and Eragon must figure out a way to escape him, all while his dreams are plagued by a mysterious beautiful elven woman and he knows not who is friend or foe.

I reread this recently as it used to be one of my favorite books. I didn’t quite live up to my expectations as an older reader - the prose didn’t seem quite as beautiful and the plot didn’t seem quite as original. However, it’s definitely an excellent book for a younger teen reader and the subsequent books are pretty long, and in my opinion only get better from the first one; so it’s an excellent series to pick up if you have some spare time lying around that you don’t know what to do with. I would give it three stars

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