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A wonderful, classical fantasy story of dragons, wizards and heroes that will appaeal to both young and adult readers.

When Eragon finds a polished 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 soon 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...

Reviews

A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . a galloping good example of its genre

Daily Telegraph

This book is an achievement. Readers . . . will be transported

Sunday Times

A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon - Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story

Guardian

A stirring fantasy of epic proportions

The Bookseller

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552155519

    May 1, 2007

    Corgi

    528 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • Paperback

    9780552552097

    January 3, 2005

    Corgi Childrens

    528 pages

    RRP $25.00

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    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook

    9781407094212

    July 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    528 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

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