In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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There was a time when the fierce and beautiful land of Alagaësia was ruled by men astride mighty dragons. To protect and serve was their mission, and for thousands of years, the people prospered. But the Riders grew arrogant, and began to fight among themselves for power. Sensing their weakness, a young Rider named Galbatorix betrayed them, and in a single bloody battle, believed he had killed them all, Riders and dragons alike. Since then, our land has been ruled by ...
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A review for those who read the book, and like it.
I finished reading Eragon the book on Tuesday, 2 days before the movie premiere in my country on 14 December. Excited I was to watch the movie, but just 15 minutes into the movie and I was sorely disappointed.
Here's what was wrong with the movie: 1. Horrible Story Pacing 2. A LOT of stuff was cut out from the book. Important characters having less than 10 minutes of screen time. Example:Murtaugh 3. Certain laughable dialog. 4. A 497 page book cut down to become a 1 and a half hour movie. 5. Complete Lack of character development. 6. The Story moves at too fast a pace which leads back to Point 2 and 5. 7. The Dwarfs are gone. 8. Lot's of important locations and events gone. 9. The Urgals do not look like what they are described in the book. They look more like big sized men with tattoos.
Take note that I am not bashing the storyline or the book. I read the book and like it as a fun and enjoyable fantasy adventure. It's just that my expectations for the movie was too great, expecting it to be like Harry Potter or LOTR and I ended up disappointed.
Perhaps I would have enjoy it better without reading the book.
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