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Eragon (TRUE First Edition)

Paolini, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0966621336 / ISBN 13: 9780966621334
Published by Paolini International, LLC, Livingston, Montana, 2002
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Ex-Library Copy, TRUE First Printing. This is the rare true first edition paperback original published privately by Paolini. This former middle school library copy - with the associated markings - is well-read and rather soiled, especially to the outer edges of the text block. The cover has been reinforced with a plastic laminate - which has done its job rather well - and there is a split/separation at the spine and related repaired stress tears between pages 198-199 (picture provided). On a positive note, the actual text appears virtually unblemished. All in all this is certainly a viable/affordable alternative to other true first editions of this title, which can run upwards of $750. I ship all of my books in sturdy, very well-padded boxes, so they are guaranteed to arrive in the exact same condition as when they left. Please feel free to email with any questions/offers/trades, and thank you for supporting small independent booksellers everywhere. Bookseller Inventory # 000226

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Title: Eragon (TRUE First Edition)

Publisher: Paolini International, LLC, Livingston, Montana

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Gifted only with an ancient red sword, the brilliant-blue dragon Saphira, and advice from the old storyteller Brom, the young man Eragon is entangled in an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, ancient glory, and love. His saga carries readers through a fantastical land filled with beauty and brooding danger as he flees the tyrannical king, Galbatorix. A mysterious elven woman haunts Eragon’s dreams, while an ancient legacy and an unexpected inheritance shape his destiny.


Here's a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhaps even Wagner in its traditional quest structure and the generally agreed-upon nature of dwarves, elves, dragons, and heroic warfare with magic swords.

Eragon, a young farm boy, finds a marvelous blue stone in a mystical mountain place. Before he can trade it for food to get his family through the hard winter, it hatches a beautiful sapphire-blue dragon, a race thought to be extinct. Eragon bonds with the dragon, and when his family is killed by the marauding Ra'zac, he discovers that he is the last of the Dragon Riders, fated to play a decisive part in the coming war between the human but hidden Varden, dwarves, elves, the diabolical Shades and their neanderthal Urgalls, all pitted against and allied with each other and the evil King Galbatorix. Eragon and his dragon Saphira set out to find their role, growing in magic power and understanding of the complex political situation as they endure perilous travels and sudden battles, dire wounds, capture and escape.

In spite of the engrossing action, this is not a book for the casual fantasy reader. There are 65 names of people, horses, and dragons to be remembered and lots of pseudo-Celtic places, magic words, and phrases in the Ancient Language as well as the speech of the dwarfs and the Urgalls. But the maps and glossaries help, and by the end, readers will be utterly dedicated and eager for the next book, Eldest. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell

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