Mini Review:I'll admit it the first time I picked up Eragon, I completely hated it. It was too much for my 7 or 8 eight year old brain to handle. I found it ridiculously slowly paced, boring, and dreadful to read. Fast-forward many years later... and my friend told me that I had to re-read it. Heeding his advice I re-read Eragon with an open mind. I'll admit it Paolini took elements from Lord Of The Rings, and Star Wars in his novel Eragon. Even though there are elements from both franchises, Eragon truly is nothing like them at all. I can't believe that Christopher Paolini was only 15 years old when he wrote this because the prose is fantastic. Paolini's writing style is very compelling and descriptive to the point where I couldn't stop reading.I really enjoyed the world and characters Paolini created. One of these days I'll have to pick up the sequel which I have been told is better. Also worth mentioning is that the movie is a piece of garbage and is nothing like the book.