Eragon: Book I

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Description

A new adventure hatches in the first book of the Inheritance Cycle, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings! This New York Times bestselling series has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

When fifteen-year-old Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. 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, gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save--or destroy--the Empire.

Features interlocking art that reveals an image across the spines of all four books! And don't miss the most recent book set in Eragon's world, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia!

Christopher Paolini is a true rarity. --The Washington Post

Product Details

Price
$11.99  $11.03
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
April 26, 2005
Pages
528
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375826696

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About the Author

Christopher Paolini's abiding love of fantasy inspired him to write the Inheritance Cycle, which quickly became an internationally bestselling series. He began the first draft of the introductory book in the series, Eragon, at age fifteen. Christopher draws inspiration for the world of Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, from the natural beauty that surrounds his home in Montana: the tumultuous weather, the roaring Yellowstone River, and the soaring Beartooth Mountains. Find out more about Christopher and the Inheritance Cycle at paolini.net.

Reviews

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

2004 Book Sense Book of the Year

A USA Today Bestseller

A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A Book Sense Bestseller

"Full praise to Eragon, and I want more! A winner . . . tip of the hat to young master Paolini."--Anne McCaffrey, author of The Dragonriders of Pern series

"Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."--People

"An authentic work of great talent . . . I found myself dreaming about it at night, and reaching for it as soon as I woke." ─Liz Rosenberg, The New York Times Book Review

"Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish." --Booklist, Starred

"An auspicious beginning to both career and series."--Publishers Weekly

"Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy."--School Library Journal