Book Review · Books

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini [BOOK REVIEW]

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini [BOOK REVIEW]

I cannot believe it took me this long to finally mark Eragon as a read book. This book has been on my shelves for way too long and I am happy I finally got to it.

About The Book:

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini [BOOK REVIEW]

Pages: 517

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Young Adult

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Format I read it in: Paperback

Rating: ★★★★★

My Thoughts:

Knowing how saturated the fantasy genre is today, I was apprehensive going into the book. The boy and the dragon story have been used very frequently. But as soon as I read the first few chapters, I was transported to Eragon’s farm in Carvahall, joined his adventure and never looked back. 

Eragon is just a boy on a farm, doing his bit to help his uncle. When one day he finds a shiny blue egg, he is sure he can sell it in town and buy food for the winter. But as soon as people find out he got it from the Spine, they want nothing to do with it. So Eragon decides to keep it for a bit, until he can find a buyer. When the egg cracks and a dragon is hatched, Eragon’s whole world is about to change. He knows a few things: he has a special connection with the dragon through his mind and he is in big danger. Along the way, an old man called Brom offers Eragon help and knowledge, and we find out so much more about dragons, Dragon Riders, magic and all the dangers Eragon Is about to face for being a Dragon Rider in his time, when the king is searching for him. 

From one adventure into another, the book is quite rich with action, stories, and interesting characters. I really liked Angela and the merecat, as well as the Twins. They seemed quite interesting, although I can’t say I trust them. I liked Brom and Murdoch too – their knowledge and experience in different topics intrigued me. 

The magic in Eragon was a cool concept.

I liked the Ancient language and the fact that you have to know certain words to cast a spell. I also liked that you cannot lie in the Ancient language, although I’ve seen that before in other lore that features elves. And I was also quite intrigued by the “true name” and the power it held, the possible duels and the rules on how magic works from a distance. The magic concept in Eragon intrigued me a lot and I loved that. 

Be prepared to watch Eragon learn about who he is now, his legacy and his powers. And watch him try to choose what allegiance he should aid, and how involved he wants to be. The Spiderman quote “with great power comes great responsibility” rings very true in this book. 

Eragon’s dragon, Saphira, is also a big character. She has great powers and ancient wisdom, and together with Eragon they make a great team. They share a unique bond and I’m excited to see how they’ll grow stronger together. 

I will be continuing the series and pick up the second book in the series, Eldest. I am curious to know more about their adventures. If you haven’t read Eragon yet and love fantasy, I warmly recommend it. It made me forget I was a book reviewer for a long time. I was so captivated by the story I forgot to take notes and had to re-read some parts of the book later. Could not recommend it more!

About The Author:

Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana. He published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of nineteen, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle—Eragon and its three sequels—have sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is his first adult novel.

Visit for the latest news about this project and connect with other fans at, his Facebook page and Twitter profile

Social Media:
| WishlistKo-fi | FacebookTwitterGoodreadsInstagramPinterest |

Book Review · Books · Monthly Tags

Sweet Readings – A Reading Update

Sweet Readings - A Reading Update

Hello, you lovely lot! It has been a while since I posted, due to me being on holiday and then having severe internet issues, but I’m back now and ready to share my reading experiences with you. This sweet readings post is dedicated to some lovely brownies and will feature a reading update of all the books I have read this month.

The Best Brownies I’ve Ever Tasted

I don’t say this lightly, because I do love all things sweet. The team at Chummy’s Bakery were extremely kind and sent me a box of brownies that I devoured in a day! They came in different flavours: Salted Caramel, Triple Chocolate, Nutella, Ferrero Rocher etc. and were quite delicious and melted in my mouth. Check out my unboxing video and order your brownies from them HERE.


Thank you @chummysbakery for the delicious box of brownies! These #brownies are #yummy and #scrumptious – order yours today x

♬ Food – Fresh and Delicious – MuraMusicStudio

My Reading Update

During the past month, I have read 7 books, across multiple genres. I enjoyed all of them, some more than others, but they all were a unique reading experience to me.

Note To Self by Anna Bell

Sweet Readings - A Reading Update. Note To Self by Anna Bell

Pages: 384

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit

Publisher: HQ Stories

Format I read it in: Paperback, Uncorrected Proof

Rating: ★★★★

Thoughts: A wonderful story of a woman reading letters she wrote to herself 20 years ago. Very romantic and an absolute tear-jerker.

1984 by George Orwell

Sweet Readings - A Reading Update. 1984 by George Orwell

Pages: 326

Genre: Fiction, Dystopia

Publisher: Penguin

Format I read it in: Paperback

Rating: ★★★★★

Thoughts: Incredible journey of a book, and scarily this dystopian terrifying world has too many parallel points with how things are now with the world. George Orwell was way ahead of his time.

The Baker By The Sea by Paula White

Sweet Readings - A Reading Update. The Baker By The Sea by Paula White

Pages: 40

Genre: Children’s, Picture Book

Publisher: Templar

Format I read it in: Hardcover

Rating: ★★★★★

Thoughts: Beautiful story about a boy who is the son of a baker. Amazing art and powerful message. There is also a recipe for Hot Coconut Buns that I haven’t tried yet, but will do.

Overland by Richard Kaufmann

Sweet Readings - A Reading Update. Overland by Richard Kaufmann

Pages: 224

Genre: Travel

Publisher: Raz el Hanout

Format I read it in: Paperback

Rating: ★★★★★

Thoughts: Intriguing travel book, featuring travelling by train. Read my full review HERE.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Sweet Readings - A Reading Update. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Pages: 517

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Young Adult

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Format I read it in: Paperback

Rating: ★★★★★

Thoughts: I can’t believe I haven’t read this sooner. Epic adventure about a dragon, a young brave man and the fight for what’s right.

Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow

Sweet Readings - A Reading Update. Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow

Pages: 352

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Format I read it in: Uncorrected Proof, Paperback

Rating: ★★★★

Thoughts: Quite an interesting mystery, full of adventures, secrets, grief and the biggest battle a person can have – the battle with themselves.

The Guilty Wife by Nina Manning

Sweet Readings - A Reading Update. The Guilty Wife by Nina Manning

Pages: 334

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Format I read it in: Paperback

Rating: ★★

Thoughts: Fast-paced mystery about a woman carrying a lot of grief and her past catching up with her. For me, the ending had its flaws, but I can see people enjoying the story.

Social Media:
| WishlistKo-fi | FacebookTwitterGoodreadsInstagramPinterest |