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*Surprise Review!* Eragon//Note of updates

Dear blog readers,

quick update, since it's been forever since I've posted last. No, I haven't forgotten this blog, I just never have anything to post about. I have been reading quite a bit, but I haven't gotten a chance to pick up The Maze Runner yet. I've put it on hold at my library... twice... and missed it each time. I have it on hold again, but since my new baby sister (yes, I have a new baby sister! And yes, she is super cute!) came, everything that used to be simple is now harder, so just bear with me while I adjust to the new-ness. So, while you are all waiting for The Maze Runner review, please enjoy this review of a book you all have probably read. During the summer I hope to read a lot more, but if you guys have any ideas of anything fun for me to do with this blog over the summer please let me know. 

...Okay, enough boring stuff... On with the review.

Happy Summer,

Hannah
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First Line: The wind howled through the night, carrying a scent that would change the world.

About: One boy . . .

One dragon . . .

A world of adventure.

When Eragon finds a polished blue 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.


Author: Christopher Paolini

Pages: 503

Publisher: Knopf Books

Review: Before reading this book, I had read several reviews for it, you know, just for fun. And many reviews said that this book is like Star Wars in a Lord of the Rings setting, and after reading it... i couldn't agree more. 

I don't know how to explain it, you would have to read it yourself to see the similarities, but it really was like Star Wars in a LOTR setting. Obi-Wan (Brom), Hans Solo (Murtagh), Luke Skywalker (Eragon)... and so on. There were few differences.

I must admit, I was expecting this book to be the golden book of all books, but I was a bit disappointed... the whole book was just... long. It took me forever it felt like to finish this book. 

There were several parts where I thought would be a better stopping point, but, no, we just had to wait for the epic battle scene (which I didn't even get) before the book was over.

The whole pace of the book was so bizarre. First it was going slow, then fast, then slow again... It was rather confusing. It took awhile before anything exciting happened, though.

Overall, the story idea was an interesting one, but the whole plot and everything is drowning in so much description  which was good writing-wise, but got old and boring really fast.

I tip my hat to Mr. Paolini for being able to write a book when he was 15 and have it be such a success, he's an inspiration to other young writers that they can make it, but his work definitely needs more originality, and less description.

I don't know if I'll ever read anything else from him, but this was an okay book.

Also, I must say, Brom annoyed the heck out of me. (sorry, but the big fancy words he used were hard to pronounce, and looked funny, and were completely unnecessary. *spoiler* I was glad he died *spoiler*)

Anyway, thanks for reading this crummy review.

Romance: I'm pretty sure there is romance in the latter books, but not really any in this. Though it's totally predictable. Eragon's going to get the perfect Elf, isn't he?

Violence: There was as much violence as there was description... okay maybe not that much, but you get it. A lot.

Recommended Age: 13+

Rating:

While this book was good, it just wasn't my cup-o-tea.
   

3 comments

  1. Oh, I'm glad you reviewed this! It's on my list and I can't wait to read it.

    Congrats on getting a new baby sister! How fun :)

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  2. Yay for your new baby sister! That's grand. :D

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  3. Aww, I need to do more recreational reading! Alex

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4239571/into-the-woods

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