I don’t think I need to say a lot on my review on this, Eragon is a very popular book and it’s been quite mixed received, to say the least. The majority of love and dislike usually depends on when did you read the book for the first time? If you were still a child or teenager, and haven’t read a lot or any high fantasy books yet, you’ll probably love this. Unfortunately, I’m reading this for the first time as an adult who’s already well acquainted with the genre.
Anyone who has read or watched Lord of the Rings or Star Wars pretty much has read this book, Eragon almost a straight copy of these franchises with different names and terminologies. And that’s okay, especially considering that the author was 15 years old when he wrote this book. However, as someone who has experienced the high number of tropes in this book out of all medium, it was hard for me to enjoy the book.
Eragon is not a bad book, by all means, it's just a book that in my opinion will appeal more towards children or teenagers; it’s something that I will definitely recommend to younger kids. If I was reading this 15 years ago, it could’ve been one of the books that introduced me to this genre and I know it, in fact, did for a lot of people. This is something I will always praise Paolini for. I don’t care what kind of books or genre you read, if the book sparked your love for reading a genre, that gets a praise from me and Paolini did it for countless readers.
“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
I wasn’t planning to read Eragon in the first place but I received this book from one of my good friend, Dorina, as a birthday present because she wanted me to have this book that made her become the reader she is today and for that, I thank you very much, I will cherish this book. Although this book didn’t really work out for me, I can totally see why it’s beloved by a lot of readers, especially younger readers. In the future, Eragon could be a book that I’ll consider giving to my kids to spark their love for reading.