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Eragon

By: Christopher Paolini
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
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Publisher's summary

Winner, Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2005

Winner, Colorado Children's Book Award, 2005

Winner, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2006

Winner, Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2005

New York Times Bestseller, 2004

Nominated, Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award, 2004

Winner, Tennessee Volunteer State Award, 2005

Winner, Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2004

Winner, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, 2004

Winner, Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2004

Don’t miss the eagerly anticipated epic new fantasy from Christopher Paolini—Murtagh, coming 11.7.23!

A new adventure hatches in Book One of the Inheritance Cycle, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings! This New York Times bestselling series has sold over 40 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

"Christopher Paolini is a true rarity."—The Washington Post

When fifteen-year-old Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Overnight his simple life is shattered, and, 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.

©2003 Christopher Paolini (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Critic reviews

"It's an impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish." (Booklist)

"Doyle's range of accents is perfect for the multiple characters of this epic....On paper Eragon is a sprawling fantasy, filled with obvious nods to Tolkien and too many convenient plot devices. But on audio, it fills the ears with vivid characters, witty dialogue, and nail-biting battle scenes set in a magical world where a beautiful blue dragon and her rider are at the noble center of it all." (AudioFile)

"An impressive epic fantasy." (Publishers Weekly)

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