Updated Saturday, 24 November, 2012
Christopher Paolini was only 15 when he wrote the first draft of Eragon. Yes, 15. He took a second year revising the book and then he and his family proceded to self-publish the book over the following year. The book came to the attention of Alfred A. Knopf Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, in 2003, and Knopf published the book in 2003. And thus was a career begun. There are two websites you can visit to get the latest information on the Inheritance cycle. First is www.alagaesia.com, the official website. Second is www.shurtugal.com, the official destination fan website named by Random House when they closed their Eragon fan website.
What was once your life is now your legend.
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor parm 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 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. (book description)
Personal note: I enjoyed the book better than the movie based on the book. The movie left so much out and didn’t do the book justice.
Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn’t sure whom he can trust.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in
Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his
It’s been only months since Eragon first uttered "brisingr," an ancient language term for fire. Since then, he’s not only learned to create magic with
First is Eragon’s oath to his cousin, Roran: to help rescue Roran’s beloved from King Galbatorix’s clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and
Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king? (book description)
Personal note: This series gets better with each book. Mr. Paolini has managed to create a complex world with interesting characters. I look forward to reading more of his work.