Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Hi, I am Advik. I am eleven years old and am an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Something I also love doing is playing video games, especially Minecraft. I also love to play basketball and go swimming.
“Eragon” is the first of the four books in “The Inheritance Cycle” by Christopher Paolini. The story is centered around, a farm boy, Eragon, his newly hatched dragon, Saphira, and his mentor, Brom. The story is a narrative of how Eragon’s simple life thrusts into a new world of magic, and power, which he gracefully uses to overcome challenges. The story chronicles Eragon’s quest to dethrone bloodthirsty king Galbatorix, who ruthlessly eliminates everything that stands in his way.
In my opinion, “Eragon” is a very captivating book. The way the author makes the story flow from one part to the next, is done exceptionally well. He does this so well, I feel as if I am watching the story instead of reading. The way Paolini incorporated the concept of dragons is admirable. Paolini meticulously creates a wonderful world and portrays unique and charismatic characters. I really enjoyed Brom’s character when he narrates the history of Alagaësia.
The only weak point I could think of was the narration of Saphira’s egg transportation to Eragon. I think it was far-too elaborative. I was also amazed by how well Eragon applied his training to put mind barriers, intelligence, reflexes and swordsmanship in conjunction to win over much more powerful Shade, Durza. Overall, this has turned out to be one of my favorite books. I encourage all the fantasy-lovers out there to read this book.