Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Paolini, Christopher. Eragon. New York: Random House, 2003.

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Awards:

Nene Award, 2006

Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award, 2006

Young Reader’s Choice Award, 2006

Annotation:

This is the story of a fifteen-year-old boy named Eragon who just so happens to find a dragon egg. As danger ensues, Eragon and his dragon embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

Booktalk:

What if you had the chance to go on an adventure? What would you do or see? For Eragon, his adventure begins when his dragon egg hatches. Unbeknownst to him, the Ra’zac, servants to the king, are looking for the egg. With evil lurking, Eragon and his dragon must flee from danger. However, as the last Dragon Rider, Eragon will have to fight the ruthless king.

Christopher Paolini’s first entry of this fantasy saga will take you on a series of adventures, in which you will meet magical creatures and witness a hero grow from innocence to thus, seeking battle with those who cling to destroy. Would you like to join Eragon and his dragon as they fight the dangers that await?