Thursday, 26 July 2012

Eragon, Christopher Paolini

Review number two, here we go!

Before I start, let's all bow our heads and have a moment of silence for the end of the Inheritance cycle (what is it that you call a series with four books in them? A quadrilogy? Well, lets just call it a cycle for now). I would review Inheritance, but I believe in reviewing the books in a series in order, so I'll begin with Eragon. I hear you hardcore fans moaning, but don't fret, it shall come, Eragonians (I have no clue what the name of the fandom is, or even if it has a fandom, but whatever). For now enjoy my amazing writing style and my witty comments (wow, modest much?).

I can't be bothered to write a synopsis myself, so you'll have to do with this one I found on the internet (yup, copy paste, I made no effort whatsoever, shame on me).

The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom.

Very awe-inspiring, as I'm sure you can see. No, really, it is. When I finished this book, I wanted to learn how to swordfight and go on a quest. For obvious reasons, that didn't work out (yup, my mom stopped me). Okay, aside from my personal failures, all I can say about this book is that it was amazing.

It was so good that I finished it in one sitting, and proceeded to read it again the next day, to properly assimilate it. Paolini's writing style is very descriptive, which usually makes me want to rip my hair out, but somehow he makes it work. You can clearly see he's put loads of work in it (I mean, he invented a whole new language for crying out loud!), and the readers really appreciate it when the authors go the extra mile.

All in all, a fantastic start to the series and leaves you dying to read the next book (which I will review soon, calm down, folks). Completely fantasy, so don't go expecting a normal YA novel with the love triangles and the 16 year-olds who know all there is to know about love. don't get me wrong, it's YA, just different YA, and I like the originality.

Go buy it, steal it or do whatever you do to get your hands on it.Comment below with your questions and I'll do my best to reply!

Happy reading!


1 comment:

  1. Listening to you describe this book I'm definitely excited to read it now! Sounds like it will be a really interesting and unique read.

    A good place to get the descriptions might be Goodreads. That's what Rachel and I use because they have the official descriptions on there. It's also a great way to keep track of all your books:) Don't know if you use it or not!

    Best of luck with your blog! It looks great so far! :)