Eragon

Inheritance Trilogy, Book One
Christopher Paolini
©2003
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When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands. . . .
from the Official Eragon Website http://www.alagaesia.com/eragon.htm

Eragon book cover

"Wind howled through the night, carrying a scent that would change the world. A tall Shade lifted his head and sniffed the air. He looked human except for his crimson hair and maroon eyes. He blinked in surprise. The message had been correct: they were here. Or was it a trap? He weighed the odds, then said icily, 'Spread out; hide behind trees and bushes. Stop whoever is coming . . . or die.' "


Sites:

Spotlight on Christopher Paolini from Random House
Author's Interview 2003 from teenreads.com

Publisher Random House Teacher's Guide with discussion questions

Scholastic Special Report Fantasy a Success for Young Novelist and Turning Daydreams into a Best-Seller

Eragon movie trailer at http://movies.aol.com/movie-trailer-clip/eragon-ed-speleers-jeremy-irons

Plot synopsis and cast of characters/relationships: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eragon

Honolulu Star-Bulletin article NENE WIN! Christopher Paolini takes the 2006 award with "Eragon"
Honolulu Adveriser article Hawai'i children elect 'Eragon' Nēnē winner
MSNBC Sept. 2005 article A young author finds fame after ‘Eragon’
USA Today August 2005 article Wizard of words writes away
TIME for Kids article Christopher Paolini, author TFK talks to this teenage author about his best-selling first book Eragon

Eragon Pronunciation Guide (from the Official Eragon Website) Check out the Trivia Quiz under Activities
eMints eTheme: Dragon myths and legends from the Eastern and Western worlds

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