But yes Eragon … derivative or what? I’m saying nothing new, I’m sure (being a very late comer to contemporarily written fantasies etc) Boy finds something that everything wants, which puts him in Immense Danger.
These leads to be him being off away from home when his Uncle’s home is destroyed and Uncle is killed.
Boy sets off on Quest. Older, Wiser Mentor comes along too.
These are not the dragons you are looking for. You can go about your business
OWM gives Boy a
light sabre a sword which once belonged to Tywin Lannister Darth Vader which is tinged with red and which the boy must learn to use.
The Boy discovers forces within himself! He can even affect the thoughts of others!
The Boy finds out that everything has a name, and that to discover the name for that thing is to control that thing…. hmm….
There is foreshadowing about the Boy’s parentage and OWM mentions being tutored by someone very talented. You know, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Big Bad Emperor (Obelix?) turns out to be OWM’s best friend or brother and that Boy is Obelix’s son. But surely not?
But writing wise not awful. In fact reading after CC’s City of Bones Chapter One it is almost pleasant. At least CP can write without referring to Eragon as the dark-eyed boy every two sentences.© Copyright 2007 Erastes, All rights Reserved. Written For: Erastes