Author: Christopher Paolini
A Review and Background of Eragon:
A young, poor farmboy named Eragon finds a mysterious sapphire stone while hunting in a mountain range called the Spine. He soon finds out the blue stone is not really a stone, but an egg – an egg that hatches into a real live dragon. The dragon is named Saphira, and Saphira shares a powerful bond with her new rider, Eragon. Together, Eragon must work with Saphira and the mysterious storyteller of the village named Brom to escape from evil King Galbatorix’s dark hunters in the land of Alagaesia.
After Eragon’s uncle is killed by the evil hunters of King Galbatorix, Eragon has to run away with his dragon Saphira to seek help and refuge from the resistance, known as the Varden. Along with the mysterious storyteller, Brom, Eragon and Saphira are in the fight for their lives to solve the mystery surrounding the dragon riders of Alagaesia.
A Plot Summary of Eragon and Saphira’s Adventure
Eragon by Christopher Paolini is a popular fantasy, young adult bestseller about dragons, elves, humans, and dwarves. This teen book is continued in more novels with Eldest and Brisingr (and soon to be a fourth book), making it known as the Inheritance Cycle. Eragon takes place in the land of Alagaesia, a realistic world full of different races of elves and dragons, as well magic. One of the best parts of this novel is the bond that forms between man and his dragon, or in this case, Eragon and Saphira.
The plot of Eragon is full of action, adventure, love, and interesting characters. Readers find out that the old storyteller Brom may have his own secrets and past, and Saphira coming to Eragon on his hunting trip in the Spine was no accident. When Eragon comes across a beautiful elfmaid named Arya and a warrior named Murtagh, he will have to rely on his friends, his courage, and his dragon Saphira to stop King Galbatorix’s most evil and powerful servant, a Shade named Durza.
How Eragon and Saphira Prepare for ‘Eldest’
In summary, this novel Eragon by Christopher Paolini is a great teen fantasy book that is deserving of being a popular bestseller. If anyone loves a fiction young adult adventure about the bond between a dragon who befriends a boy in the fight against evil, then Eragon is the dragon’s tale you’ve been looking for. Highly recommended and followed by the next novel, Eldest, this book mixes suspense, friendship, and action very well. With this review and summary of Eragon by Christopher Paolini, enter the world of Alagaesia with Eragon and Saphira on their adventure!