Written by Christopher Paolini, I did not know what to expect when I first read Eragon, but when I did, I was in for a surprise. This story is an elegant blend between Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, two of my favorite story franchises. I also enjoyed how the author described the mythological creatures that are depicted in the story, specifically the dragons and elves, which are two of my favorite fantasy beings. Eragon allowed me to see the spiritual side of dragons, making them appear more human and less like animals. When the author described the elves, it was like he was trying to illustrate the appearance of angels without wings. I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys sword and sorcery.