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Eragon is the first in Paolini’s Inheritance trilogy. For those teenagers and adults alike who’ve enjoyed The Lord of the Rings or indeed The Dark Materials trilogy we think you’ll really enjoy the magic, the power and the storytelling of the Eragon series. The characters and the plot will get so under your skin that you’ll feel you’re in that world.
A 'piece of passion' from the publisher:
On 7th July we were delighted to reissue the first three books in Christopher Paolini's compelling fantasy Inheritance Sequence: Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr with special coloured edges. The novels have been international publishing sensations, featuring dragons, death defying battles and epic conquests, with 49 foreign language editions for Eragon alone, and sales of 25 million copies worldwide. The countdown has now begun to the publication of Inheritance, the fourth and final novel in Christopher's sequence, which will be released on 8th November.
When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.
'A winner - tip of the hat to young master Paolini' - Anne McCaffrey, author of The Dragonriders of Pern series
'A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . a galloping good example of its genre' - Daily Telegraph
'This book is an achievement. Readers . . . will be transported' - Sunday Times
' A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon - Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story' - Guardian
'A stirring fantasy of epic proportions' - The Bookseller
|Publication date:||6th January 2005|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3|
|Topics:||Fantasy / Magical|
Christopher Paolini was born in 1983 in California where he still lives. Home schooled for the duration of his education, Paolini graduated from high school at the age of 15 through a set of accredited correspondence courses from the American School in Chicago, Illinois. Following graduation, he started his work on what would become the novel Eragon and its sequel Eldest, both set in the kingdom of Alagaësia. In 2002, Eragon was published in a small way by Paolini International LLC, Paolini's parents' company. However, his big break was to come in Summer 2002, when the stepson of author Carl Hiaasen ...More About Christopher Paolini