Reviewed by Dominic Steele
Dominic’s extensive review
Eragon, by Christopher Paolini, published by, Alfred A. Knopf published in 2002 of June. The genre is Fantasy. Eragon seems to be set in the medieval times but with a twist in the land of Alglesia. This book is about a boy named Eragon who becomes a dragon rider and explains the problems he goes through with his new found responsibility.
Dominic’s favorite character is the main character Eragon because he is a very devoted person and hard working. He took his new found responsibility of being a dragon rider very well and whatever is thrown at him he seems to get through it.
The central conflict of Eragon is for Eragon to help the elves fight off the Urgals. The Urgals are a race that’s been enslaved and hunted by the evil king Galbitorix. The resemble men with brute arms and bowed legs with twisted horns like that of a ram. Eragon defeats the urgals at the end of the book at the battle of burning plains.
The main theme of the Eragon is friendship. Because the deep feeling that Eragon and his dragon Saphira have for each other is true friendship and they understand each other fully.
“[Saphira] if anything happens I am going to pin you on my back and never let you off.
[Eragon] I love you too
[saphira] then ill bind you all the tighter” pg: 102
This quote shows Saphira is protective towards Eragon, and she's always having to be sent off to the woods to hide while Eragon goes into the town to deal with some danger or other. Like a true friend, she worries for Eragon’s safety. Eragon seems to recognize her concern as a sign of love.
If I was going to rate this book I would give it four stars out of five, because I think it has good action with fantasy and magic. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and magic. Because this book has extensive magic and dragons and other mystical creatures.
Thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoyed it.
May 18, 2016
Christopher, Paolini Eragon (eldest), southern California Alfred A. Knopf, June 2002