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Format:  Hardcover,

509 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Aug 2003

ISBN-13: 9780375826689

ISBN-10: 0375826688

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Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy--until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save--or destroy--the Empire.
"An authentic work of great talent."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Christopher Paolini make s] literary magic with his precocious debut."--"People"
"Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid."--"Booklist," Starred
"An auspicious beginning to both career and series." --"Publishers Weekly"
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller


Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Aug 2003
ISBN-13: 9780375826689
ISBN-10: 0375826688
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 509
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5
Walmart No.: 375826688

About the author

Biography of Paolini, Christopher

Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California on November 17, 1983, but grew up primarily in Paradise Valley, Montana. He was home schooled and at the age of 15, graduated from high school through an accredited correspondence course at American School in Chicago, Illinois. He decided to write a book and after three years of writing and editing, Eragon was self-published in 2001. The Paolini family spent the following year promoting the book themselves by giving presentations to the local library and high school and then eventually branching out to libraries, bookstores, and schools across the United States.

After his step-son read a copy of the book, author Carl Hiaasen brought Eragon to the attention of publisher Alfred A. Knopf, who acquired the rights to publish Eragon and the rest of the Inheritance Cycle in 2003. The other books in the cycle include Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance. Eragon was made into a movie in December 2006.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Iowa Teen Award, 2007 - 2008 (United States)
  • Sequoyah Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2006 (United States)
  • SCASL Book Award (South Carolina), 2006 (United States)
  • Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award, 2007 (Australia)
  • Nene Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Beehive Young Adults' Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Colorado Children's Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Virginia Reader's Choice Awards, 2006 (United States)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year, 2004 (United States)
  • Bluegrass Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin), 2006 (United States)

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 7reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by AMAZING Okay this is the most amazing book I have ever read. When i was reading it I never wanted to put it down. I actually read it for over 3 hours straight when i first got it. Paolini just captures your imagination in this amazingly exciting and thrilling novel. As soon as i was done reading it I imediately bought Eldest. 10/12/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by The Beginning This is the first in the series and is captivating. The story conatins elves, witches, and a magical dragon that has chosen his Rider out of many. It contains alot of action from beginning to end throughout the entire book. I truly recommend this book to anyone who believes in magic. 01/04/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Wonderful Book My children were thrilled when they opened their package. This is first book in a series of dragon tales. I would highly recommend this book. 12/28/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Value Arrived in perfect condition. A great value for a hard cover book! 12/22/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Very entertaining The book is much better than the movie. The whole series (4 books) is an exciting read. 02/11/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Worth The Read To those of you who have yet to venture into Alagaesia you are missing a compelling adventure. If you have seen the movie please do not let this deter you from reading the book. The book is 100 times better and the movie does not come close to the imagery the author wished to convey. After reading this book I could not wait to get my hands on book 2 and subsequently book 3....Every age will love this fantasy as Eragon truly finds his purpose....Freedom! 10/05/2008
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