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Inheritance 01. Eragon

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Don’t miss the latest book from the author of Eragon, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia! 

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the 
New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.

“An authentic work of great talent.”—
The New York Times Book Review

“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.”—
People

“Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.”—
Booklist, Starred

“An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” —
Publishers Weekly

A New York Times Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A Book Sense Bestseller
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller

2004 Book Sense Book of the Year

A USA Today Bestseller

A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A Book Sense Bestseller

"Full praise to Eragon, and I want more! A winner . . . tip of the hat to young master Paolini."-Anne McCaffrey, author of The Dragonriders of Pern series

"Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."-People

"An authentic work of great talent . . . I found myself dreaming about it at night, and reaching for it as soon as I woke." ─Liz Rosenberg, The New York Times Book Review

"Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish." -Booklist, Starred

"An auspicious beginning to both career and series."-Publishers Weekly

"Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy."-School Library Journal
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Christopher Paolini ist einer der erfolgreichsten Jungautoren weltweit. Sein Debütroman "Eragon" wurde bisher in über 50 Länder verkauft und auch Hollywood adaptierte den Roman und erkannte den Erfolg. Christopher Paolini kam am 17.November 1983 in Südkalifornien zur Welt und wuchs zusammen mit seiner jüngeren Schwester Angela in Montana auf. Er besuchte nie eine öffentliche Schule, da seine Mutter ihn von zu Hause aus unterrichtete. Zu Beginn der ersten Lehrstunden wollte Christopher Paolini als kleiner Junge nicht lesen lernen und versuchte seiner Mutter verständlich zu machen, dass es für ihn reine Zeitverschwendung ist. Doch die Mutter von Christopher Paolini blieb geduldig und nachdem sie ihn das erste Mal in eine Bibliothek mitgenommen hatte, war es um ihn geschehen. Von da an verschlingt er die Bücher nur noch. Seinen Hang zum Fantasy und Science-Fiction Genre besaß Christopher Paolini von klein an. Die Bücher von J.R.R. Tolkien und Raymond Feist faszinieren ihn so sehr, dass er im Alter von 15 Jahren seine eigene Welt erschafft. In seiner Fantasie ist der Autor umgeben von Echsen, die ihm halfen den großen Erfolg seiner "Eragon" Reihe zu kreieren. Die Drachenvisionen sind der Grund warum Christopher Paolini letztendlich zum Autor seiner eigenen Fantasy-Geschichten wurde. Drei Jahre benötigte er um dem Roman "Eragon" einen festen Rahmen und Struktur aufzuerlegen. Da die Erstveröffentlichung über den Familieneigenen Verlag stattfand, verlieh es dem jungen kreativen Kopf so große künstlerische Freiheit, dass auch der Umschlag und weitere Illustrationen im Buch von Christopher Paolini stammen. Es verging noch einige Zeit der Mundpropaganda und eigene Promotion bis der Erfolgsautor Carl Hiassen "Eragon" entdeckte. Er half Christopher Paolini letztendlich zu einem Bestsellerautor zu werden. Das er einmal einen spitzen Platz auf der New York Times Bestsellerliste einnimmt und Harry Potter weit hinter sich lässt, konnte damals keiner erwarten von dem Jungen mit den Drachengeschichten. Mittlerweile sind sowohl Fortsetzungen von dem ersten Band "Eragon" auf dem Markt und weitere Verfilmungen geplant. Christopher Paolini hofft sein Leben lang die Leser mit seinen Drachengeschichten begeistern zu können. Für sich selbst kann er sich nämlich kein Leben ohne seine Drachen vorstellen. Christopher Paolini wohnt mit seiner Familie weiterhin in Paradise Valley im Bundesstaat Montana.

Meinung der Redaktion
Dass er schon mehr Eragon als Christopher Paolini ist, unterstreicht die Tatsache, dass Paolini bereits am vierten Buch der Serie arbeitet. Die Fans freut das: So viele strahlende Buchhelden gibt es ja nach "Harry Potter" nicht mehr.
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  • Eragon knelt in a bed of trampled reed grass and scanned the tracks with a practiced eye. The prints told him that the deer had been in the meadow only a half-hour before. Soon they would bed down. His target, a small doe with a pronounced limp in her left forefoot, was still with the herd. He was amazed she had made it so far without a wolf or bear catching her.

    The sky was clear and dark, and a slight breeze stirred the air. A silvery cloud drifted over the mountains that surrounded him, its edges glowing with ruddy light cast from the harvest moon cradled between two peaks. Streams flowed down the mountains from stolid glaciers and glistening snowpacks. A brooding mist crept along the valley’s floor, almost thick enough to obscure his feet. 

    Eragon was fifteen, less than a year from manhood. Dark eyebrows rested above his intense brown eyes. His clothes were worn from work. A hunting knife with a bone handle was sheathed at his belt, and a buckskin tube protected his yew bow from the mist. He carried a wood-frame pack.

    The deer had led him deep into the Spine, a range of untamed mountains that extended up and down the land of Alagaësia. Strange tales and men often came from those mountains, usually boding ill. Despite that, Eragon did not fear the Spine–he was the only hunter near Carvahall who dared track game deep into its craggy recesses. 

    It was the third night of the hunt, and his food was half gone. If he did not fell the doe, he would be forced to return home empty- handed. His family needed the meat for the rapidly approaching winter and could not afford to buy it in Carvahall.

    Eragon stood with quiet assurance in the dusky moonlight, then strode into the forest toward a glen where he was sure the deer would rest. The trees blocked the sky from view and cast feathery shadows on the ground. He looked at the tracks only occasionally; he knew the way.

    At the glen, he strung his bow with a sure touch, then drew three arrows and nocked one, holding the others in his left hand. The moonlight revealed twenty or so motionless lumps where the deer lay in the grass. The doe he wanted was at the edge of the herd, her left foreleg stretched out awkwardly.

    Eragon slowly crept closer, keeping the bow ready. All his work of the past three days had led to this moment. He took a last steadying breath and–an explosion shattered the night.

    The herd bolted. Eragon lunged forward, racing through the grass as a fiery wind surged past his cheek. He slid to a stop and loosed an arrow at the bounding doe. It missed by a finger’s breadth and hissed into darkness. He cursed and spun around, instinctively nocking another arrow.

    Behind him, where the deer had been, smoldered a large circle of grass and trees. Many of the pines stood bare of their needles. The grass outside the charring was flattened. A wisp of smoke curled in the air, carrying a burnt smell. In the center of the blast radius lay a polished blue stone. Mist snaked across the scorched area and swirled insubstantial tendrils over the stone.

    Eragon watched for danger for several long minutes, but the only thing that moved was the mist. Cautiously, he released the tension from his bow and moved forward. Moonlight cast him in pale

    shadow as he stopped before the stone. He nudged it with an arrow, then jumped back. Nothing happened, so he warily picked it up. 

    Nature had never polished a stone as smooth as this one. Its flawless surface was dark blue, except for thin veins of white that spiderwebbed across it. The stone was cool and frictionless under his fingers, like hardened silk. Oval and about a foot long, it weighed several pounds, though it felt lighter than it should have.

    Eragon found the stone both beautiful and frightening. 
    Where did it come from? Does it have a purpose? Then a more disturbing thought came to him: 
    Was it sent here by accident, or am I meant to have it? If he had learned anything from the old stories, it was to treat magic, and those who used it, with great caution.

    But what should I do with the stone? It would be tiresome to carry, and there was a chance it was dangerous. It might be better to leave it behind. A flicker of indecision ran through him, and he almost dropped it, but something stayed his hand. 
    At the very least, it might pay for some food, he decided with a shrug, tucking the stone into his pack.

    The glen was too exposed to make a safe camp, so he slipped back into the forest and spread his bedroll beneath the upturned roots of a fallen tree. After a cold dinner of bread and cheese, he wrapped himself in blankets and fell asleep, pondering what had occurred.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 528
Altersempfehlung 12 - 17
Erscheinungsdatum 01.08.2003
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-375-82668-9
Reihe Knopf Books for Young Readers
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 23.5/16.7/4.8 cm
Gewicht 761 g
Verkaufsrang 14542
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von Maren Mähnß aus Trier am 22.11.2016
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A magical journey begins, when the stone Eragon found in the mountains turns out to be a dragon's egg. A must read for all fantasy fans!

von Maren Mähnß aus Trier am 16.03.2016
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A magical journey begins, when the stone Eragon found in the mountains turns out to be a dragon's egg. A must read for all fantasy fans!

von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Eisenach am 16.03.2016
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Der Jugendbuchklassiker in der englischen Originalsprache. Einfach zu verstehen und sehr kurzweilig. Was will man mehr?