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Eragon Book One

Written by Christopher Paolini

Part of the The Inheritance Cycle Series

Eragon Book One Synopsis

One boy . . . One dragon . . . A world of adventure. When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...

Eragon Book One Press Reviews

'A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . a galloping good example of its genre' * Daily Telegraph * 'This book is an achievement. Readers . . . will be transported' * Sunday Times * 'A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon - Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story' * Guardian * 'A stirring fantasy of epic proportions' * The Bookseller * Mentioned in the Christmas Round Up - The huge saga of dragons and elves is remarkable for outseleing Harry Potter...and pretty pacy too. -- Georgia Metcalfe * Daily Mail *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552553209
Publication date: 6th January 2005
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 528 pages

About Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini was educated at home by his parents. His abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen. Now twenty, he lives with his family in Montana, USA, where he is at work on Eldest, the next volume in the Inheritance trilogy. Inheritance, the final book in the sequence, will be published in November 2011.

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