What’s the eregon series like? Is it worth a read through?What’s the eregon series like? Is it worth a read through? Danial #review
One of my favorites – very good & easy to read.❤️
@Gwen is it aimed towards young adults?
@Danial not really, I read it when I was in my 40’s.
The main character is young but there are a lot of adult characters too – for how young the author was when he started writing it, his style is more mature. I have actually read the whole series multiple times. I do not read very much YA.
Yes it is aimed at young adults, completely. It was written by a child
It was easy to read. I wasn’t a fan of the ending but to each their own.
@Amber he released another book in the series and is writing more.
@Spencer when? I read 4? I think lol.
@Amber like a month ago lol
I can’t find it searching lol. Do you have a link?
@Amber it’s called The Fork the Witch and the Worm. It’s just a little short story thing but it does tie up loose ends
@Katelyn are you serious? I need this book
No. First book was okay. Second book was meh. Didn’t bother with the last two.
It’s less worth it if you’ve read a lot of fantasy, and definitely worth it if you haven’t. It’s like the gateway series.
@John this is because he shamelessly plagiarizes other fantasy authors.
@Richard I won’t ever hate on it though because it got me started. If I had started on Gardens of the Moon (which is excellent btw), I’d never be the reader I am today. Those 4 books made me try other books, and now I’ve even got the WoT series under my belt. I also keep in mind that he was 15 when he wrote Eragon.
Didn’t care for it.
Decent series. The ending is one of the worst of any of the series I’ve read in my opinion
Not worth the time. It’s a teenager plagiarizing his favorite authors. Just don’t.
It has the worst romance plot in any book I’ve ever read
For real! Especially the resolution, or lack thereof
I enjoyed them.
It’s a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars.
It’s the author’s debut series, and you can see how he grows in story telling throughout.
It’s kind of a new fantasy classic, so if you have the time, go for it!
I loved them
Yes! Solid reading
It was alright. I skipped over a lot of the traveling parts. The traveling parts were just long and seemed to drag on and on. Hated the ending but otherwise it was ok
I thought Brisingr was the best one.
I loved the series as a whole and how the plot progressed throughout the books. I do agree with some of the comments above though…the romance could have had a way better resolution and arc throughout the series. The ending was also kind of a let down to me.
It’s very eh.
The first book is very derivative and completely lacking in originality. It’s also a YA book that was written by a teen who finally resorted to using his parents to get it published so the writing is probably considerably worse than you might find tolerable.,
The second book has a meandering plot.
The third book is where Paolini really starts to show he is growing as a competent writer.
The fourth book was meh and the ending was one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read.
My all time favorite series!
I loved it ! One of my favs! All fantasy sort of revolves around the same ideas and themes anyway but the plot is a bit different in each one. I love how he ctreated the different realms especially the elves, intriguing. In regards to the lame ending… the author has just released a new novel which includes the characters but is from a different perspective. So that ending is not really the end.,, I also loved how I think from the second book it switches narrators from Eragorn to his Cousin Rory. You hear what is going on in both sides of the world . Never a dull moment…
Definitely not one of my favorites. Struggled to finish it actually.
I loved it
So worth it!
I mean, if you’re a 12 yr old just getting into fantasy it’ll introduce you to all the tropes. Otherwise no, depending on how seasoned you are.
Lol I’ve read Hobbs, Tolkien, Sanderson, Weeks and more I guess no one told me I shouldn’t like it. Actually one of my favorites
It is what it is, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it.
I loved it when I was a younger, but I tried to read it again a few months ago, and not even nostalgia could save it.
They are a fun light read; I liked them quite well.
Just introduced my kids to it, I tried re reading it again and it was not as good in my head….
I loved them. Really good
If you want to read books that feel like they were written after a pretty smart, but naive teenager read “how to write a fantasy novel for dummies”…. have at it.
In my opinion boring, it’s boring. Could not finish the audiobook of the first book. But some people love it. I also dislike the hobbit mainly because of the singing, but even without it I think it’s just average. Also think Harry Potter is just average.
@Cory singing ? i guess that a audio book thing ?
They were ok. I read them a while ago and thought the story was pretty good on the whole. Terrible ending tho.
Is it your first fantasy series ever and are are you twelve? If you answered yes to both, you’ll probably love it.
Otherwise, it’s a very mediocre and derivative series IMO. I couldn’t make it past Eldest.
It’s a YA series. And it shows. BUT for him being 17-18 when writing them yeah they’re great. I re-read them two years ago and it was kind of a battle getting through it. It is a bit derivative. But if you’re starting out, give it a go
I honestly loved them. You can almost see his ages as he wrote them. Some parts were a bit long but overall it was a really cool story. I’d totally suggest it.
I couldn’t even finish the series. I did not like them. But it’s still impressive for how old the author was when he wrote them. But yeah, that’s a big nope from me.
ugh. got the set as a gift. tried to read the first book but just couldn’t like it.
It’s alright. It’s just impressive how young pailonni was when he wrote the first two.
A liked them a lot although it took me a couple tries to get through them. A really well crafted world.
I liked the first two as a kid growing up, but I distinctly remember being so disappointed by the 3rd book and put off by the 4th book. I think it was the first time I regretted reading something lol.
I read it as an adult and enjoyed it. It had high and low points, but overall I liked it.
I think it’s better to read when you’re younger and don’t notice the mediocre writing style as much. I LOVED it in middle school, reread the first book recently, and now will never reread the rest because I want them to be preserved fondly in my memories.
If you have never read fantasy before they are manageable otherwise n9
I think it’s called the inheritance cycle