Author: Christopher Paolini

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon is one of those books I feel a strong connection to, because I read it over and over again in my youth.  I grew up with both Eragon and Eldest, even though I didn’t finish the cycle until I was an adult.  The story of the dragon rider and the evil king captured my imagination, as tales of good and evil are wont to do. There is a bittersweet sadness to coming back to a book I loved so much as a high schooler only to find it riddled with flaws.  I want so desperately to be in love with Eragon the […]

Posted October 17, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

The more I read this book, the less I enjoy it. I remember I first read Eragon many years ago now, and it was exciting because someone not that much older than me wrote it.  Even older now, I have to admire the complexities in the series that my mind would never have been able to write at that age or even several years older, so in that way – kudos to  Paolini.  I can still appreciate his plot and his foreshadowing, even when I find his particular writing style a bit juvenile.  But, really?  He was young when he wrote the […]

Posted August 10, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //