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  1. I agree – the second book is much better than the first book and really shows Paolini has the potential for even better books. He’s young enough that with all the cash he’s making he can write full time, and hopefully he will continue to write and improve as time goes on.

  2. I agree that Paolini’s writing is more unique and mature in the second book, but I think his overall storytelling ability suffered due to his emphasis on trying to improve. In his first book I did find myself thinking ‘he took that from Eddings’, ‘he took that from Feist’, but in the end it was a very interesting story. The second book seemed to drag, particularly the child-like delight Paolini seemed to take in creating his own language (dwarvish). Unless you’re an avid fan and willing to figure out what the words mean it only takes away from the story. Also Paolini’s description of Eragon’s love for Arya betrays his youthful perspective. What he describes is a stalker like obsession, not what will become the “epic love” Angela foretold. Anyway, bottomline Eragon was a very enjoyable read, and if Paolini would just write within his ability in the future he will create many more interesting stories.

  3. I was amazed how good the first book was and honestly its one of the only books i’ve fully read. i couldnt belive that a 15 year old had written the book. But i have too admit that the second book is better. and i keep reading the first and second book untill the thrid book comes out. i especially like how how he portrays the elfs and explanes all about them im a real Vinr Alfakyn

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