Our rating: **

One day while hunting in the Spine, Eragon discovers a strange, blue stone. He takes it back with him to his Uncle Garrow’s farm, thinking it might be worth something. Little does he know that the seemingly innocent stone is one of the three lost dragon eggs in Alagaesia. When Saphira hatches, Eragon tries to keep her hidden. Then some mysterious, sinister strangers arrive asking questions. Garrow is seriously injured and Eragon finds himself to be a Dragon Rider. Determined to avenge his uncle’s near death, Eragon decides to track down the strangers and deal retribution. Accompanied by Brom, an old storyteller, who seems to know a lot about dragons, Eragon sets out on a quest that may claim his very life.

Hold on to your hats, folks. This may be a long review. Let’s see… Where to start. Eragon is a very entertaining book. The first time I read it, I had trouble putting it down. However, I recommend caution while reading this book. There are several things in it that I don’t agree with. Eragon’s willingness to steal some leather in the beginning, for example. Also, (and I’m not the only one to say this) the plot seems to be sort of a rehash of Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, while the writing style itself could be stronger. On a good note, Saphira has a real personality and there’s plenty of adventure.