October 30, 2004

Eragon

Just read Eragon yesterday. It is a fantasy book, in the same class as the Harry Potter books IMO. And what makes it so much fun to read is that Christopher Paolini wrote it when he was 15.

The story is predictable, but still a good read. From the cover itself, read:

In Alagaƫsia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

It is inspired by Tolkien, a lot. I haven't read enough fantasy to point out other authors. But still fun to read.

I'm not in a mood to do much of a review; so lets just say that I liked the book enough to have great expectation from the next of the series [Eldest, due out somewhere in 2005, so I should read it together with HP6]. It is generally considered that writers get better with age [or at least with experience], so I can't wait for what's to come from one.

Note: I really like fantasy, should get my hands on more books.

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