rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow, this book was much better than Eragon. You can definitely see Christopher Paolini mature as a writer and as a person as he goes through this series. I can't wait to read Brisingr now. Eragon really matured as a character and the book had some great twists at the end. Now I must say that some of the twists I caught on to early on in the book, but one surprised me when I realized what was happening. This is not a spoiler review so I won't give away any details. I would just like to give two little quotes that I really liked from the book:
-"I won't tell you what to believe...It is far better to be taught to think critically and then be allowed to make your own decisions than to have someone else's notions thrust upon you." (p. 544)
-"Saphira: 'It takes courage to admit you were wrong.'
Eragon: 'Only if you are afraid of looking foolish, and I would have looked far more foolish if I persisted with an erroneous belief.'" (p. 620)
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