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Eragon

Book One

Author: Christopher Paolini   Series: The Inheritance Cycle

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A wonderful, classical fantasy story of dragons, wizards and heroes that will appeal to both young and adult readers. A number one bestseller and publishing phenomenon.

When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; 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.

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Summary

A wonderful, classical fantasy story of dragons, wizards and heroes that will appeal to both young and adult readers. A number one bestseller and publishing phenomenon.

When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; 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.

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Description

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...

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Critic Reviews

“A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon - Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story”

"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 "" Guardian "A stirring fantasy of epic proportions" The Bookseller

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About the Author

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-two, he lives with his family in Montana, USA.

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When poor farm boy Eragon stumbles upon a strange blue stone in the forest, his journey into a world of magic and adventure has only just begun.For the stone is in fact a dragon's egg from which will hatch his beloved blue dragon Saphira. Overnight his simple world is changed. Eragon and Saphira must take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders to rescue an Empire that is ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. There are bloody battles ahead and lessons to learn, and it is only Eragon who can restore goodness. '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 Jacket illustration copyright 2003 by John Jude Palencar

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Product Details

Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd | Corgi Books
Published
1st March 2007
Pages
528
ISBN
9780552155519
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