Since the movie is coming out and there has been so much buzz about it I figured I’d give it a try. It’s a pretty good book, following a pretty classic Tolkienesque structure but with some interesting twists. The world the story is set in is consistent and believable and the book as a whole is a good freshman work from a really promising author.

In a nutshell, without spoiling anything, it is the story of Eragon, a country boy with a mysterious past, and the dragon egg that he discovers. Unfortunately for him that discovery throws him head first into a much more complicated situation than he ever imagined.