Homeschooled for the duration of his education, Paolini graduated from high school at the age of 15 through a set of accredited correspondence courses from the American School of Correspondence in Lansing, Illinois. To promote the book, Paolini toured over schools and libraries, discussing reading and writing, all the while dressed in "a medieval costume of red shirt, billowy black pants, lace-up boots, and a jaunty black cap. The second edition of Eragon was published by Knopf in August At the age of nineteen, Paolini became a New York Times bestselling author.
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Check out this book in my very first video review! Anyway, onwards to the review! I could read this one a hundred times and love it just the same. This was my middle school book series. I read it over and over and over and, as you may have guessed, over and over It had dragons! And elves and magic and swordplay and not a love triangle in sight. Even rereading it as an adult, I just Eragon, a farm boy, stumbles upon a suspicious blue stone while hunting in the Spine an area that few would go to even in the best of times.
He loses sight of his prey but brings home the stone anyway figuring that he might sell it. Begrudgingly, Eragon takes it home only to discover, a few short days later, that the stone is not a stone A dragon egg.
And while Saphira his young dragon is cute for the first few weeks Soon, Eragon realizes that keeping a dragon, even a young one, is no easy task. Along the way, he meets both friend and foe. He travels far farther that he ever dreamed possible and experiences losses that will irrevocably change him.
Nothing is more dangerous than an enemy with nothing to lose, he thought. Which is what I have become. And yet There is one thing that year-old me and year-old-me would absolutely agree. One thing that remains steadfast and true. I will defend this book to my dying day. This book is simply the best.
The best of the best. Audiobook Comments While the book may be the best of the best It was painful to listen to. Over 10 hours of a deep, guttural flem-in-the-back-of-your-throat sort of voice - think yoda on steroids.