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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)

When me, my sister, and parents went to go see HP6, I wore a dark purple shirt with short sleeved purple shawl, with khaki pants, I had made radish earrings, and had made Luna's spectraspecs (which are now falling apart (grrr)).

Yesturday, my mama bought me Eragon! It's my only book in the inheritance cycle that I have. And today I got Brisingr from the library. It has been a good week so far, hehe.

submitted by Hannah P., age 13, GA.
(July 21, 2009 - 8:04 pm)

Sounds like it. I still have to see the new movie. I wonder if it will ever make it to the dollar theater? If it does, I will probably go see it then. (Yes, I'm rather cheap.:)

submitted by Brynne, age 14, Flying away on
(August 3, 2009 - 9:45 am)

*covers eyes with hand* Oh, Brynne...If you value your life, sanity, and love of all things Eragon, DON"T SEE THE MOVIE! friend and I counted all the things they did wrong in that was about 200. Take my advice--DON'T WATCH THE MOVIE.

Personally, I think Christopher Paolini took a lot of things from other books. If you like Eragon, read The Belgariad and other books by David Eddings.

submitted by Julia, age 13??, Another Realm
(September 8, 2009 - 6:56 pm)

My sisters recorded Eragon for me on our dish. We've only seen about half of it. So far this is what is wrong:

Arya is supposed to have black hair and POINTED ears.

Eragon was supposed to have brown hair, wasn't he?

The egg was supposed to have a web design on it.

Saphira was supposed to have scales, not feathers.

Brom told Eragon the name of the dragons there once were. Saphira did NOT tell Eragon her name.

Saphira did NOT change from a young'in dragon to a grown up dragon like that.

Brom did NOT burn down the house.

Eragon brought his uncle to someone's house and Eragon himself had to be healed by, was it Elain?

I don't remember Eragon EVER saying the book that he had sword fighting skills.

Aren't Urglas supposed to have horns? Or maybe those are just the full grown ones.

I thought Roran left so that he could get a decent job so he could get money to buy a house and then marry Katrina, not to enroll for the war.

Brom wasn't so stingy giving Eragon info on dragons.

I thought Eragon and Brom started they'e journey on foot then bought horses.

Durza was supposed to have red eyes too.

Well that's about it for how much I've watched. My sisters sure don't like it much.


submitted by Hannah P., age 13, Georgia
(October 25, 2009 - 10:30 am)

Julia: I meant the Harry Potter 6 movie. :) I've seen the Eragon movie--I liked it as a movie, but based on the book it was a total wreck. So to keep myself from totally hating it the first time I saw it, I just tried really hard not to compare it to the book. It was difficult, but I am one of the few people who liked the movie... :) Thanks for the advice, though!

submitted by Brynne
(October 27, 2009 - 7:20 pm)

We finally watched the rest of Eragon today. This is the rest of my list of things wrong in the movie:

Angela was supposed to have a werecat (can't remember his name).

Brom died before they got to Gilead, didn't he?

Brom died from a raz'zac not Durza *shiver*.

Brom showed Eragon his Gedwig inglasia right before he died.

I don't remeber Durza killing an urgal by...... ugh! That was DISGUSTING! His nail, and then the head and... UGH!

They met Murtag when Murtag saved them from the raz'zac ambush, but they didn't have that ambush so they couldn't introduce him that way, so....... Yeah. (does that make ANY sense?)

Maybe it's just me, but I thought when they entered the Varden it was almost night time?

I don't remember Saphira being injured on the neck. I thought it was on her chest.

What was Durza doin' flyin' on a weird cloud-like thing? WITH TEETH!

What happend to the star flower? And wasn't Eragon supposed to ride on that glass slide to save Saphira? And Arya didn't leave so soon to Ellesmira (did I spell that right?)

And Arya didn't seem to be that interested in a relationship with Eragon.


submitted by Hannah P., age 13, Georgia
(October 27, 2009 - 8:12 pm)

They cut the werecat? Gosh. I know he was cliche, but I still think he was the only interesting character with the possible exception of Galbatorix and a couple others...

submitted by Mary W.
(October 28, 2009 - 4:25 pm)

Solembum or whatever... I only remember his name because of its unfortunate, um, simile. Solemn... bum...

Yes, I am immature sometimes.

submitted by TNÖ, age 16, Deep Space
(October 29, 2009 - 5:45 pm)

Personally, I LOVE the movie! Why do all the Twilight fans still love the Twilight movie even though it's nothing like the book? I don't see why anyone shouldn't like the Eragon movie! Hollywood needs to change things about the book to make it an interesting movie that people will actually want to watch . . . . it's just their job!

Some things that may seem interesting in the book may not be interesting AT ALL when it appears on screen, so they either take it out or alter it!

Just something to think about!

submitted by Jenny , age 14
(November 10, 2009 - 7:05 pm)

I have a friend who LOVES Twilight and she said it's the best movie that they have stuck to the book version. (Was that complicating?) But anyway...

Yeah, well I guess the movie wasn't as bad if you don't compare it to the book. You're right.

submitted by Hannah P. ☺☻, age 13, Georgia
(November 11, 2009 - 7:26 pm)

Hey guys! I think that this book is great! Christopher Paolini is just one of those authors who completely capture my attention straight away . . . so amazing! Laughing

If you liked Eragon, you should definitely read the sequel, Eldest, and the third book, Brisingr! I definitely recommend these!

By the way, did you hear that he won the Quill Award for Eldest? For writing the first draft entirely with ink and a quill?!


submitted by Evie B., age 14, Ontario
(November 10, 2009 - 6:57 pm)

I did not hear that...are you sure? If he actually did, that's amazing!

submitted by Brynne, age 14, Wizarding Europ
(November 11, 2009 - 2:45 pm)

Whoa. I admit that is amazing.

submitted by Mary W.
(November 11, 2009 - 3:53 pm)

Wow! I wish I could add to what's already been  said, but amazing is the only word for it!

Of course, I think everything about the Inheritance cycle is amazing, so, no big surprise.

submitted by Ima
(November 15, 2009 - 9:30 pm)

On that I differ, but Paolini gets major kudos for handwriting. That's a lot of patience.

submitted by Mary W.
(November 16, 2009 - 4:43 pm)