By Drake Schlepphorst
I found myself skimming over my summer reading these past couple of days and I realized that it wasn’t going to be the most exciting thing to do. So I decided to make a trip to the Barnes and Nobel across the street from my house and look for something a bit more medieval. As I entered the bookstore a tear of light began to catch my eye. And as any interested person would, I walked over there to see what nature had highlighted for me. I picked up the book called Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It looked like a fairly good Dark Ages styled book with the cover decorated with the bust of a dragon on the front so I bought it. Little did I know, there was more Mystique to the book than I initially thought.
So I began my journey through the mysterious land of Alagaesia and met the characters of the book, Eragon, a Farm boy living with his uncle Garrow and his stepbrother Roran. As the book progressed the young Eragon finds a rather large powder blue egg while hunting in a dangerous place called “ the spine”. Things begin to heat up after that.
As the book enveloped me with a sense of wonder as I turned the pages, there came a point at which I didn’t want it to end. When Eragon learns of an organization called The Riders, that where determined to fight against the evil Empire a common good vs. evil battle surfaces.
Many things that I didn’t expect came into light as I read through the first of the Eragon Trilogy. Many plot twists, as well as a beautiful sense of imagery, diction and even irony. But as more of the wonderful things came to pass, there where even some more intriguing and fascinating mystical things that were a pleasure to discover. So my suggestion to you all would be to take a trek to you local bookstore, (if you already haven’t) and check out the phenomenon that is the story of Eragon. 5 out of 5