Name (First Name, Last Initial)
Sirius P
Book Title
Christopher Paolini
What is the setting of the book?
In the beginning, it is set in Carvahall, Eragon’s home where he lives with his cousin Rowan and Uncle Garrow. Throughout the book, they travel through the continent of Alagaesia, avoiding the Empire, and in the end of the book, they travel to the Beor Mountains. They have to traverse dangerous cities, incredible mountains, and vast deserts.
Who is/are the main character(s)? What are they like?
The main character is Eragon, a 15 year old farmer who lives in Carvahall. He has a curious personality, and he often goes hunting in the woods to support his family. He befriends a dragon named Saphira, and becomes a Rider.
What is the conflict of the story?
Long ago, there used to be Riders, which traversed the land bringing peace to the Elves, the Dwarves, and the Humans, but one of them got out of control- Galbatorix, who’s dragon died and left him with only half of himself. Eventually, he gathered a dozen riders and overtook the continent, creating the Empire. Now he is still alive (for the Riders have huge lifespans) and he lives in a palace. He has many servants, including the Urgals and the Ra’zac, which kill Eragon’s uncle Garrow. Eragon vows to get revenge and sets of after the Ra’zac with his dragon Saphira and the storyteller Brom, who may be more than he seems. This book is long, so that’s just the beginning conflict. He also needs to rescue an elf, fight a shade, finish the battle, find the varden, and much more.
What was the conclusion of the book?
Eragon finds the Varden, is dubbed Argetlam, and eventually they win a huge battle against lots and lots of Urgals and a Shade, Durza. However, he is wounded severely during the battle and some of his friends and the leader of the Varden die. While he is unconscious, he sees the Cripple Who Is Whole in is dreams, who encourages him to come to the land of the elves. That’s where the first book ends, but there are 3 more.
While reading the book, what were your emotions?
I felt very excited because this was a book that I couldn’t put down. At first, though, I wasn’t that intrigued, but as I read in more to it, I was sucked into the book.
Do you think the book had a moral? If so, what was it?
I don’t really think there is one moral, because it is a loonng book.
Star Rating
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
Why did you give the book this rating?
Because I was very intrigued by it, and it was an extremely well created world that sent me rushing to the library to get the next book. I really like the characters, the setting, and the plot is very complex.
What was your favorite/least favorite part?
My favorite part was when they found the Varden and were introduced to the leader of the Varden and everyone there. I also loved how they traveled across the vast continent and enjoyed the author’s writing style.
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
I would recommend this book to pretty much everyone maybe over 11? I really liked it, and it may be a little… you know, fantasy written, kind of the Lord of the Rings style but it’s not that extreme. It’s pretty readable I think.
How much action was in the book?
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
How much drama was in the book?
Selected Value: 5 (0 min / 10 max)
How much humor was in the book?
Selected Value: 1 (0 min / 10 max)
How much suspense was in the book?
Selected Value: 8 (0 min / 10 max)
Book Report: Eragon