Eragon

Eragon
Inheritance Cycle #1
Christopher Paolini
Fantasy, YA
3 Stars
544 pages, paperbook

a young boy finds a dragon egg, one of the last 3 and bonds with it. Minions of the dark king come looking for him while he is away and end up razing the farm he lived at and killing his uncle. He hooks up with an old dragonrider and learns swordsmanship and dragonriding lore. Makes it to the main hideout of a group of rebels who are fighting against the evil king.

Oh my, I just realized this is Star Wars on dragons. And at the end? He scry’s an old man in blinding white who is going to protect him and further his training. Can you say Tolkien?

Not bad really, but nothing really wonderful. Good YA stuff to hook them.

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