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09-26-2005, 11:07 PM
I have read this really great book its called Eragon and its by Christopher Paolini. Has anyone else read it? And has anyone read Eldest CP's newest book if you have tell me! tell me! tell me before I die in anticipation! I am 193rd place at my library to get it and I will probably die of frustration before then and if I don't I will probably get it for Christmas and then I will be like first in line to get it.
I volunteer at the library and that is a really hot item. I have never read the books, but it is amazing that a 15 year old could have such success.
Vennila X Vana
09-27-2005, 05:08 PM
Paolini is not 15. He was 19 when he published Eragon, I'm pretty sure, but you could prove me wrong.
In my opinion Eragon was good. It did have some weak spots but others were so good that the made up for it.
When I got sick my boyfriend lent me his copy of Eldest but his mom was in the middle of reading it so I gave it back without finishing not to be rude. I got through a good 1/3 of the book though, and I hate it. It's not Eragon. It's so fast-paced that it's just ridiculous, things keep happening boom-boom-boom, the plot develops so fast that events [like deaths of important characters, hint hint] seem irrelevant. It should be an intense book but it's very poorly written in my opinion. Also it's becoming more political and less action but Eragon is going to Ellesmera, I can't wait to get my hands on another copy to finish.
09-27-2005, 06:33 PM
I think Paolini was 15 when he started Eragon and 19 when the book went to print...both ages were in there somewhere.
I liked Eragon immensely when I read it the first time around, and I liked it again when I re-read it this summer. The dialogue got on my nerves, though...that's the one problem with fantasy, is that sometimes the dialogue can degrade what's an otherwise well written story. Even more formal characters and people from a more 'old-fashioned' land would have less wooden speech than you see in some books like this.
I've yet to read Eldest. Even if it's not so well written I want to see where the series ends up.
09-29-2005, 09:30 AM
I thought Eragon was really good! Sure, it had some flaws and his style isn't wuite developed yet, but it was an excellent read. I couldn't put it down, and I'm a fairly harsh critic who's very well read. I wish Eldest would come out in paperback, I can't afford hardbacks and my library is rubbish.
I think he did really well to get published as a young writer, I hope I get the same luck!
09-29-2005, 10:42 PM
Paolini, published Eragon when he was 19, he got Eldest published when he was 21. So it took him 3 years to write a 700 and some pages. Thats quick in mr opinion.
09-29-2005, 11:05 PM
Who gets killed. What . . . I'll guess. Mortagh? If he get killed I'm gonna cry. I'm a softy for guys like that.
Vennila X Vana
09-30-2005, 05:11 PM
Well...I don't wanna the spoil the story for anyone else, if you really wanna know, you can PM me.
If [and I'm not saying he did or not] Murtaugh had been hurt in some such way I would [and maybe he did] cry. Murtaugh is my favorite character, Eragon is a cool kid too. I hate Roran though. I want Eragon to get with Nasuada too, not Arya.
10-03-2005, 06:48 AM
It's scary that the only characters name I recognise is Eragon. I only read it a couple of months ago! Great, senility's setting in already. Who's Nasuada?
10-04-2005, 10:46 PM
Who IS Nasuada?
10-23-2005, 09:46 PM
i have read the whole of Eragon and Eldest, i loved it, books are good when they are fast paced in my opinion and i thought it was well written. I expected the end although i wont tell you what it was, it just was buried in my mind. CP is a great author and i cant wait for the next book of inheritance.
10-26-2005, 01:16 AM
What is the series about? I've picked it up in a couple of bookstores and flipped through the pages but I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to fork over the money in case the book wasn't very good. I was trying to figure out if it was meant for kids. But Harry Potter was marketed for kids and its not really a children's series anymore.
10-26-2005, 06:47 AM
I think it's more for children than Harry Potter is, but it's a great read for anyone I think. Definitely worth the money! (and I'm a miser :o) )
Vennila X Vana
10-27-2005, 04:02 PM
On the contrary, I think it's for a more mature audience than Harry Potter. It's a very well developed fantasy novel, if that's your thing, you'll love it.
10-28-2005, 12:53 PM
Who IS Nasuada?
Hey, Nasuada is in the second book and i think she was a little in the first too shes Ajjahds(dont kno if thats spelled right) daughter> He is the varden king or ruler or something...:D just lettin u know
10-28-2005, 12:56 PM
hey does anyone know where i can get a cheap copy of the Eldet i started reading it cause i borrowed it from someone for the day and had to ive it back and i really really really want to finish it. so if anyone knows anything about it plz inform me thnx.
11-04-2005, 10:31 PM
Yeah, Nasuada is in the first book and is the supposed daughter of Ajihad who is leader of the Varden. I just read the book again.
11-10-2005, 06:46 PM
I had a great time reading both Eragon and Eldest, they were both super captivating and I couldn't wrench myself away from it, I'm now reading Eragon out loud to my little brother and I'm noticing flaws in the writing that I had not noticed before because the actual plot was just soooo fluent and if they were corrected they COULD make the story just as tiny bit better but even so I was astounded and SO JEALOUS when I found out that the books were written by a 15-19 year old...*laughs*
live4him >>> Try getting a copy at you local library or a used book store but I doubt that the used book store will ahve them yet... post an ad or the such in a newspaper and that might yield something.
12-01-2005, 09:24 PM
You can get really cheap but good quality books on Amazon.com, even the used books seem new.
12-08-2005, 09:13 AM
I'm reading Eldest right now. I loved Eragon. I think its cool how they talk about magic and how it takes up your strength when you say a spell that the task would take you a long time in real life to do. Does anyone else think that the way you pronounce Ajihad name is really weird. AH-zhi-hod. Anyways I think that everyone should read these books and if anyone wants to ask me any questions i'd be happy to answer them.
12-13-2005, 06:16 PM
really? i always thought you pronounced it as A-gee-hod, where'd you find that out?
12-13-2005, 07:43 PM
It's in the back of the book.
12-13-2005, 08:19 PM
yup, they have all of the pronounciations in there and the meanings to dwarf words and the ancient language words. It's pretty cool!
12-14-2005, 06:04 PM
Yeah the first book was awesome, but I just COULD NOT get into the second! Yeah it was fast paced and I usually like that, but I couldn't remember anything that was happening, it was just a whirlwind of action, and I was just like UHHHHHHHHH!!! Ya know?
Anyway, the first one was good! I loved Eragon, and when CP comes out with the last book, I'll try to read the 2nd one too...
BTW, how do you say CP's last name? pay-oh-lee-nee or pow-lee-nee?
Love, huggles, and blessings to y'all!
12-19-2005, 06:07 PM
im pretty sure its pah-lee-nee
12-20-2005, 10:24 AM
01-27-2006, 09:22 PM
I read Eragon and Eldest of course and i have to say that i have never been so into a book like i have been into The Inheritance Trilogy! I can't wait for the third to come out... i bought Eldest as soon as it came out and i plan on doing the same for the third... if you have any idea about the 3rd book pleaaaazzzzzzz let me kno! :love:
02-08-2006, 11:29 PM
My friend believes that either Roran or Arya is going to become the next Rider. She doesn't want either of them to become a rider. I agree. :)
02-09-2006, 08:44 AM
:love: I'm not so sure if Roran or Arya will be the next riders. i haven't really thought of that. I was shocked though that Murtagh was a rider.... in which i dont kno why i was suprised, i should have seen it coming. I was so mad that he would fight Eragon, but it's obvious why. I have to say that my favorite charachter in the books is deffiitly Elva. She's so creepy but she's very interesting too! In rider wise, i still can't make up my mind. Maybe it will be one of the towns ppl!?! :love:
Vennila X Vana
02-25-2006, 01:51 PM
I don't think there will be any more riders, there is after all only one more egg left. I think the egg will be destroyed.
Murtagh was a big shock, I did not guess it at all, I knew he wasn't dead but there was so much action that I just forgot about him to be honest.
At first I had only read the first couple chapters and I didn't think they were all that great because there was so much going on at one time but then I finished the book and I think it's one of the best written books I've ever read. Everything was so well articulated that I can't even say anything else.
It was amazing
02-26-2006, 12:14 PM
i dont know why but i suspected the Murtagh thing, and after i read the book I finally understood the title
02-28-2006, 08:45 AM
:love: I'm not sure when the third comes out but i know they are putting out a delux edition that is supposed to have like a short story in it... it's about the history of Algasia.. (dont think i spelt that right.. i kno i didnt!) I can't wait tor read it. the bumber is that i already own the first 2 books....:love:
03-11-2006, 09:04 PM
CP was 15 when he started writing Eragon but he rewrote it three time and three years later when he was 18-19 years old he published it
03-20-2006, 08:57 AM
what do you guys think will happen in the 3rd book. i'm hoping something good will come out of Nasauda being head of the Varden. I'm really counting on her, and i'm also hoping something good comes out of Elda... omg i love Elda. I want to see a whole section on her. but what else are you guys looking forward to in the 3rd book!?!
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