Review: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon Cover

I thought I’d start my blog with a book very close to my heart. Eragon by Christopher Paolini. This is a book about a boy named Eragon who lives in a small town called Carvahall in a fantasy land called Alagaësia. He is an orphan that lives with his cousin and uncle on a farm. He is out hunting one day in a ominous forest called the Shrine and he comes across a blue rock. Little does he know, this rock will change his life forever. A few days later the rock hatches revealing a baby dragon which marks him as a mystical Dragon Rider with amazing powers.

Of course you can’t have a fantasy book without a villain! The king of this land is looking for the dragon and sends some fairly horrible creatures to go and get it. Along the way Eragon meets some people who help him along the way such as Aria, a beautiful but fierce Elf and the storyteller Brom who has a hidden past.

Now for the technical bit! This book was written by Christopher Paolini when he was just 16. He wanted to write a book that he himself would want to read and the result was a book that millions of people have read! It is an amazing book that portrays emotions amazingly and the world seems almost real. You learn to love the characters and you don’t want it to end! I would recommend it to anyone from pre-teen up. There is a lot of fight scenes and a good amount of violence but nothing REALLY heavy and there’s no unsuitable content or anything like that so it’s all good!

Norman Rating: 9/10

What to read next: The next two books in this series are Eldest and Brisingr with a fourth book to be released soon!

Where to get it: This book is available in all good book shops around Europe, the USA and basically everywhere!

A  few good places to get it online:

4 Responses “Review: Eragon by Christopher Paolini” →
  1. How violent are te fight scenes? Some people will be more accustomed than others.

    • Well there are a load of old fashoned (as in medieval) war scenes which involves a lot of swords and whatnot.
      It doesn’t go in to too much detail but there is a load of mass murder.
      Other than that it really isn’t that bad and I’m not very good at reading really violent books so I’m sure it will be ok.
      Hope that helps! If you have anymore questions don’t be afraid to ask!


  2. leprechaungirl

    March 16, 2010

    iI love this book and can’t wait for the fourth one to come out. One of my favourite things about this book was that it didn’t tell you everything straight away like about Brom etc. It is also doesn’t go for the obvious thing to happen next and everything was always unexpected. Overall I reall enjoyed this book!!!

    • I know! I can’t wait for the next one either!
      Thank you for the comment, random person I don’t know!!!! xD


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