This is my kind of story! Actually, I resisted reading this book because I saw the movie and was less than thrilled. At the time, I was not particularly interested in fantasy. However, a dear friend of mine kept nagging me to read the first book in the Eragon series. So I finally caved in. OMG!!! I was so surprised! From the first page to the last I was mesmerized! Eragon’s journey was full of fantastical twists and turns, and Alagaesia (his home), was just as magical. This is the book that got me hooked on fantasy! Eragon is a complex character that grows throughout the story. His friendships are well developed, and his bond with Saphira makes me want my own dragon. I would give Eragon 10 stars if I could! It’s a definite must read!