Home Help Search Login twitter
  October 21, 2014, 04:56:17 am fans online at A+F Welcome, Guest. Please Login to gain full access.  
Please be advised that the message board is read-only, and that member login has been disabled.
  Always & Forever // Messageboard
  « Other »
  Books
(Moderators: Flummoxed., Brenda, Solskie, Deenan (O.L.C.), Yeux de bleu, Harmonica!, Lisbeth Salander)
  Eragon
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 Reply Notify of replies Send the topic Print
   Author  Topic: Eragon  (Read 2924 times)
TotalGeek
You cant deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants -Stephen King (Heart in Atlantis)
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1613



--------
natasha_meyers@yahoo.com GamgeeGimli@Aol.com
View Profile
Eragon
« on: July 20, 2004, 01:22:38 pm »
Reply with quote

Ok, I was just wondering if any one else has ever read this book?  It's one of my favs.  I just adore it so much!
Report to moderator   Logged

~Natasha~
Flummoxed.
Kiwi at heart.
Global Moderator
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4108



Dance dance Orc.
FancierOfHobbits
View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2004, 07:51:28 pm »
Reply with quote

I haven't read it, though I've picked it up to browse in bookshops quite a few times. It's for horrible, horrible reason that I haven't read it: the maps and places and names in the front remind me too much of Tolkien. Plain and simple. The author uses a few names straight from Tolkien books.. dunno if it was intentional, and I don't even know what the story's about, but I haven't read it yet because of that. It's so horrible, because I'm always defending JK Rowling when people accuse her of 'stealing' from Tolkien. But she never used exact names...

What is the story about, if you don't mind my asking?
Report to moderator   Logged

The July Fellowship atop Edoras.

I went there... and back again. New Zealand RULES!
TotalGeek
You cant deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants -Stephen King (Heart in Atlantis)
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1613



--------
natasha_meyers@yahoo.com GamgeeGimli@Aol.com
View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2004, 07:36:45 pm »
Reply with quote

Oh, not at all.
Oh, I know he does copy Tolkien a lot.  My friend, Sarah thought so too but she read it and liked it.
Ok, I really suck at describing so I'll just copy what it says in the front;
"When Eragon finds a polished blue 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 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 anancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledging dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies if 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...
There is another book com ing out of the series called 'Eldest'.  He said it was long than Eragon.  My fav character does not get shown till towards the end.  His name is Murtagh.  I also like the Elf they introduce at the end.  Yah, you should read it because I'll start confusig people very soon, lol.
Report to moderator   Logged

~Natasha~
Flummoxed.
Kiwi at heart.
Global Moderator
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4108



Dance dance Orc.
FancierOfHobbits
View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2004, 12:02:26 am »
Reply with quote

Hmm. Sounds interesting. Maybe when it comes out in paperback I'll check it out.
Report to moderator   Logged

The July Fellowship atop Edoras.

I went there... and back again. New Zealand RULES!
Tippen Dia
100% chocolate
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1777



X-Men 3 is coming!
DiamondPillow39
View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2004, 07:55:33 pm »
Reply with quote

I loved this book! But then i do love a good dragon story!
I think the author did a wonderful job for how young he was.
I can't wait for the next one!
Report to moderator   Logged

The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black
TotalGeek
You cant deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants -Stephen King (Heart in Atlantis)
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1613



--------
natasha_meyers@yahoo.com GamgeeGimli@Aol.com
View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2004, 01:52:51 am »
Reply with quote

Iknow.  Didn't he start writing it like at 15 or something?
Report to moderator   Logged

~Natasha~
CrimsonRose
Guest
Re:Eragon
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2004, 02:55:20 pm »
Reply with quote

im working my way through this (and many OTHER books) right now! i like it so far!
Report to moderator   Logged
TotalGeek
You cant deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants -Stephen King (Heart in Atlantis)
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1613



--------
natasha_meyers@yahoo.com GamgeeGimli@Aol.com
View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2004, 04:49:19 pm »
Reply with quote

I think it's very Tolkien like.
Report to moderator   Logged

~Natasha~
Learning2Breathe
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2064



Locked in a world of beauty

View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2004, 07:03:59 pm »
Reply with quote

I was in the book store the other day, and that perticular book caught my eye. It looks very interesting, and similare to Tolkien's work.  Maybe I should go pick up a copy.. I love 2 read 
Report to moderator   Logged

Thanks _coquettish
Josselyn
Guest
Re:Eragon
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2004, 07:18:27 pm »
Reply with quote


Quote from: WeasleyIsMyKing on July 21, 2004, 07:51:28 pm   

I haven't read it, though I've picked it up to browse in bookshops quite a few times. It's for horrible, horrible reason that I haven't read it: the maps and places and names in the front remind me too much of Tolkien. Plain and simple. The author uses a few names straight from Tolkien books.. dunno if it was intentional, and I don't even know what the story's about, but I haven't read it yet because of that. It's so horrible, because I'm always defending JK Rowling when people accuse her of 'stealing' from Tolkien. But she never used exact names...

What is the story about, if you don't mind my asking?

JK Rowling gave the name "Dumbledore" to Hogwarts headmaster.
In the hobbit poem "Errantry", a part tells of a ferocious race of winged insects named "Dumbledors".
Some of her characters bear a striking similarity to some of Tolkiens characters.
That doesn't matter to me (either) though. I love "Harry Potter" and I love "The Lord of the Rings" each in their own special way.
And I loved "Eragon". I am looking forward to the second book.
Report to moderator   Logged
dominicsdoll
Forum Chatterbox
***

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 595



I'm amused

View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2004, 08:34:14 pm »
Reply with quote

  Does anyone know when Eldest is coming out? I finished Eragon in like 3 days then i read it again and it took me longer., But I love it!!!

  I did see Tolkien similarities but nothing that really bothered me. Tolkien was a superb writer, finding influence from him especially if ur writing something like LOTR is alright. Imitation(as long as it doesn't go 2 far) is the highest form of flattery right?


Quote:
  Didn't he start writing it like at 15 or something?


    That's what it says on the cover, he graduated highschool that year 2.


Quote:
My fav character does not get shown till towards the end.  His name is Murtagh.


  Murtagh was one of my favs too. he was awesome, although I did suspect that he was a son of the Forsworn all along.
Report to moderator   Logged

Sick Cycle Carosel
    Do you get off...
        ... Or fight fate?


In the Misc. Sec.
TotalGeek
You cant deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants -Stephen King (Heart in Atlantis)
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1613



--------
natasha_meyers@yahoo.com GamgeeGimli@Aol.com
View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2004, 10:39:26 pm »
Reply with quote

I think like something in May of next year.  I think.
Report to moderator   Logged

~Natasha~
sadybug
Elijah Worshipper
**

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 286



"Everything about your human is loving."

View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2004, 10:43:37 pm »
Reply with quote

I have been looking at this book recently as well.  And it looks great!  The author was only 15 when he started?  Thats incredible!!!  Great minds.  Actually, I remember when I read the title, I immediatly thought of "Aragon" from LOTR.  It even sounds similar when you say it.  Thanks for the post!  I'll be sure to pick it up and take a closer look next time I pass by the bookshelf.
Report to moderator   Logged

God Bless you,
Love Me.
Josselyn
Guest
Re:Eragon
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2004, 03:17:19 pm »
Reply with quote


Quote from: TotalGeek on August 07, 2004, 10:39:26 pm   

I think like something in May of next year.  I think.

Check on: www.alagaesia.com !!!
Report to moderator   Logged
TotalGeek
You cant deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants -Stephen King (Heart in Atlantis)
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1613



--------
natasha_meyers@yahoo.com GamgeeGimli@Aol.com
View Profile
Re:Eragon
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2004, 02:36:03 pm »
Reply with quote

Oh, thanks!
Report to moderator   Logged

~Natasha~
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 Reply Notify of replies Send the topic Print 
« previous next »
Jump to: 
Always & Forever // Messageboard | Powered by YaBB SE
© 2001-2002, YaBB SE Dev Team. All Rights Reserved.

hosting & support by ejwsites.net

Page created in 0.068 seconds.