We have the Inheritance 1 & 2 Boxed Set of Eragon and Eldest.
This review is a short one on the first book, Eragon.
I enjoyed the book immensely. It’s a “can’t put it down” sort of book. I did read the first 2 or so chapters the first time I picked the book up, but wasn’t able to keep reading due to being interupted, so I put it down. The next day I did pick it up and keep reading all day. I had a migraine that had me feeling too back to be up, so the children did not bother me, and that left me to read. The book was great, took me into it, away from my migraine-self.
It’s a rich story of a boy who is nothing much and becomes someone great. It’s the first book of three. Two are out, one to come later. I found that I easily fell deeply into the story, as if I was Eragon. As if I was there, was him, knew his dragon, felt what he did, the connection with her and others. Growing up, becoming a man, a Rider.
I will start on Eldest very soon. My migraine is still here. It’s feeling bad now since I don’t have Eragon to escaped into.
I will put it all this way: When one has a painful migraine reading can be difficult. It can be too much to read anything on the computer for long, or on paper. It’s exactly like that for me with this migraine. It hurts and I feel sickly. It’s painful to be on the computer writing this. Just to lay down would be so nice, but that would be just something not so good, I would still feel bad, still hurt, not be able to escape the pain and suffering. ERAGON led me down to a place where I could get past the wall of pain and leave it behind. Truly it is a magical book. Very readable, not a “read-down” thing for young readers, but a challenging book for young readers, and very much something that adults can enjoy. For a book to get me away from my migraine for a whole day, when the pain is really there and won’t go away, is something wonderful.
I add this book to my “favorite” list, and will pick it up again and again.