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 […]
Series: The Inheritance Cycle
If you’re going to bother, read the book, don’t listen to the audiobook. Be prepared to learn the history of Alagaesia in interview-form between Eragon and his new mentor.
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 […]