Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Eragon by Christopher Paolini Review... Kind of

If you're an Eragon fan, don't read my mini review 

A few of months ago I found out that the fourth book in the Inheritance Cycle would be put out soon. I don't know the exact date (it doesn't really matter to me). When i was eleven, I loved this book, and devoured the series. Now... I'll just be blunt, Eragon was horrible. I hated ERAGON, the main character, which is always a bad sign, I mean c'mon. Shouldn't you at least somewhat like the protagonist? Putting all comparisons to The Lord of the Rings (an excellent series that I do recommend and there is no comparison as far as quality goes) aside, I just can't say i liked this story at all. I felt like it was an old worn out storyline that's been used once too many times. Be original, PLEASE! I am sad to say that there is a book out there I just can't bear to finish. I'll give you a quick rundown of what I read. 


Poor, average farm boy finds a mystical blue "stone" that appears out of thin air. Boy takes "stone" home. Boy then finds out that the "stone" is actually an egg, a dragon egg (didn't see that one coming *points to cover*) Boy hides dragon. Scary, mysterious creatures come to his town looking for him. Creatures kill boy's uncle/father figure. Boy wants revenge. He stumbles upon a great textbook teacher named Brom. Brom takes boy on wild adventure that makes no sense while teaching him the ways of the mystical Riders. 

That concludes my rundown. It's not the entire book, of course, because I didn't read it all but that's all I got to and it was... 1/5 Stars


  1. Oooo I love the new layout!

    I tried reading this when I was about 11 or 12 too, and I couldn't get past the beginning. Everyone says I should give it another try. I might, but we'll see. Sorry you didn't like this one.

  2. Thanks, I love photography!

    And, yes, everyone was always pushing this book on me and I really did love the series. But now, it's just such a drag! Oh well:/


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