Oct 14, 2010

#177 - "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini

In AlagaĆ«sia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters. Beautifully written and taut with suspense, Eragon is the first installment in an epic fantasy trilogy about a 15-year-old farm boy who discovers his destiny as a Dragon Rider. 
My rating: 3 of 5
My thoughts on the book:
Ok, so this was a re-read for me. I read it years ago and all I remembered was that I liked it & that I wanted to read the sequels because the story wasn't over & that I thought that the movie was one of the worst movies I've ever seen & worst book-into-movie adaptation I've ever seen. I finally decided to read the series, but since I didn't remember much about Eragon, I had to re-read it before I read the rest of the books! I still liked the book, the story was ok, but nothing special. I didn't really liked the characters, I didn't even cared if something happened to them, I often laughed at the stupid descriptions of the characters (maybe it was just the translation that made it stupid, although I don't think that was the problem, that has never happened before), nothing in it got me wrapped up in the world & the thing about Eragon's unknown lineage - I already know who his family was & still is, it's not that hard to guess. Do I recommend it? I don't know. As I already said - likable book, but nothing special. I think I'll decide that after I read the other 2 books in the series.



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