Cricket Readers Recommend


by Christopher Paolini

Eragon is the first book of the Inheritance cycle. An adventure is born to him when he finds a polished blue stone in the forest--but the stone is not merely a stone, but a dragon egg. From this comes the root of both joys and problems, as Eragon is then hounded by the men of the evil King Galbatorix and is forced to flee his home. With only an ancient sword and an old storyteller to help him on his way, can Eragon find the way to survive?

Average: 3.9 (12 votes)
submitted by Timothy C., age 11
(June 19, 2008 - 6:48 am)

I love this book, if you like it too you should consider reading the sequel Eldest.

submitted by Amy C., age 10, USA
(July 2, 2008 - 1:14 pm)

This is the best book since Harry Potter's fantasies! However, I faithfully warn you DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE IF YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK! It is terribly not like the book.

submitted by
(June 21, 2008 - 9:16 am)

Dear Alexandra, it's a good thing I can say I haven't seen the movie. I've just read the book.

submitted by
(June 27, 2008 - 2:13 pm)

The third one is COMING OUT IN SEPTEMBER 2008! It's called Brisinger,and it has a gold dragon on it. That means the last egg is hatching. In case you haven't noticed, one dragon will be hatched in each. I wonder who the guy is?

submitted by Emily Z., age 10, Massachusetts
(July 30, 2008 - 8:09 pm)

I'm sorry to tell you this, but that doesn't happen.Undecided

submitted by Natalia M, age 10, Kansas
(March 19, 2009 - 9:17 pm)

I've seen the movie eragon!

submitted by Morgan, age 7, North carolina
(September 23, 2009 - 4:18 pm)

You are so right

submitted by Sarah C, age 12, Idaho
(January 8, 2010 - 2:53 pm)

Yeah that book is so awesome, it's SOOOO one of my favorites!!! I'ts such a GREAT fantasy!!!

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(June 21, 2008 - 9:18 am)

I really like this book, but it does copy the Lord of the Rings. Just look at the title. Doesn't Eragon sound a lot like Aragorn? But for a teenage boy, it's very impressive, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series, Brisngr.

submitted by
(June 24, 2008 - 1:21 pm)

I haven't read it, but I thought it was  a review for the lord of the rings book at first.

submitted by
(June 27, 2008 - 12:41 pm)

I've never read lord of the rings, at least I don't think so what's it about?

submitted by
(June 29, 2008 - 10:32 am)

Lord Of the Rings takes place aprx in the medievel times. Its about a Hobbit (a little person who lives for a long time) Frodo, who is given a ring that an evil man made. He must destroy this ring that he has been given, because no man can resist the temptation to use it. Others accompany Frodo on this perilous journey, including a wizard, Frodo's gardener, men , a dwarf, and an Elf.


I must say I read the first book and did not like it, but that is only my opinion, don't just take my word for it. 

submitted by Hannah P., age 13, Douglasville, G
(May 31, 2009 - 9:04 am)

No, it sounds like Catherine of Aragon, who King Henry VIII dissolved his marriage with. Eragon sounds more like Aragon than Aragorn. Catherine of Aragon could have been another inspiration. And to tell you the truth, I haven't read those Tolkien books.

submitted by Emily Z., age 10, Massachusetts
(July 30, 2008 - 8:18 pm)

Maybe Catherine of Aragon inspired Tolkien to create the name Aragorn, although I have absolutely no idea how he made that connection.  After, Paolini could have been inspired by Aragorn, who was originally inspired by Catherine of Aragorn.  I think it is more likely that Aragorn inspired Eragon, but I do understand your connection.

submitted by Holmes S., age 11, The Universe
(May 14, 2012 - 3:45 pm)

I thought that too, when I was reading the Lord of the Rings.  I also think that Strider (aka Aragorn and many other false identities) inspired Rider, to a certain extent.  If you read the Wikipedia page on Christopher Paolini, you see that he was inspired by the Lord of the Rings.   

submitted by Holmes S., age 11, The Universe
(May 14, 2012 - 3:41 pm)