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Eragon    by Christopher Paolini
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Here's a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhaps even Wagner in its traditional quest structure and the generally agreed-upon nature of dwarves, elves, dragons, and heroic warfare with magic swords.

Eragon, a young farm boy, finds a marvelous blue stone in a mystical mountain place. Before he can trade it for food to get his family through the hard winter, it hatches a beautiful sapphire-blue dragon, a race thought to be extinct. Eragon bonds with the dragon, and when his family is killed by the marauding Ra'zac, he discovers that he is the last of the Dragon Riders, fated to play a decisive part in the coming war between the human but hidden Varden, dwarves, elves, the diabolical Shades and their neanderthal Urgalls, all pitted against and allied with each other and the evil King Galbatorix. Eragon and his dragon Saphira set out to find their role, growing in magic power and understanding of the complex political situation as they endure perilous travels and sudden battles, dire wounds, capture and escape.

In spite of the engrossing action, this is not a book for the casual fantasy reader. There are 65 names of people, horses, and dragons to be remembered and lots of pseudo-Celtic places, magic words, and phrases in the Ancient Language as well as the speech of the dwarfs and the Urgalls. But the maps and glossaries help, and by the end, readers will be utterly dedicated and eager for the next book, Eldest. (Ages 10 to 14)
--Patty Campbell
Mar 23rd 2013
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    I love it!!!
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    i love that book it was awsome
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    AWESOME!!! over and over again
Mar 23rd 2013
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    Actually, Eragon was 16. I can prove it. Just ask lherron & I will tell u.
Mar 23rd 2013
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    A good book
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    this book rocks!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    i love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    love it
Mar 23rd 2013
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    this book needs a 10/10 rating.
Mar 23rd 2013
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    YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! IT IS MY FAVORITE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!! AND THE MOVIE IS COMING SOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    This is one of my fave books, once you have finished it read the second. I can't wait until the last one comes out!!!!!
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    No comment.
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    this is an awesome book and should always be rated highly
Mar 23rd 2013
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    Saphira is the coolest european ever.
Mar 23rd 2013
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    Great book! Lots of Action!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    THE Best Book I Have Read Other Than The Fire Within, Icefire, And Fire Star! The Only Hard thing, The Dragons Have There One Language!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    the ultimate beggining to the ULTIMATE dragon saga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE!!!!!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    awesome
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    FANTABULOUS!
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    ooooooooooo
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    It's the best book ever!
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    nice book to read
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    this is an absolutly great-must read book.
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    i love this book
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    A great book, packed with action drama excitment and detail. Just reading this book has opened a whole new door to dragons for me.
Mar 23rd 2013
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    I want to read the 3rd!!!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    This is one of my first dragon books and I loved it!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    My favorite book ever! You have to read the trilogy before the third book comes out in November and the movie to the first of the trilogy, Eragon the Movie on Dcember 15, I think.
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    omg! rate 10/10 not much... it needs 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999/10 xD
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    Awesomely awesome!!!!!!!!
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    Cool And Clever
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    its great
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    This is the book that got my fascination in dragons started, and now I'm hooked, can't wait til the third book comes out!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    Brilliant
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    the best book ever (apart from lord of the rings)
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    BEST BOOK SERIES EVER!!!!!
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    The best book ever! I can't wait for the viedo game and the movie!