Ninety percent of the posts I’ve done lately have been because Sara has been tagging me in things. Thank you for being the boot that kicks me into shape Sara 😚💐
The Nostalgic Book Review is a tag where you review a book you read at least three years ago entirely from memory. The review will be broken down into a summary where you summarise the book from memory, your thoughts on the book and an epilogue where you look up the book’s summary and compare them to what you remembered.
- Please link back to Read Think Ponder’s post, so that the original rules are always accessible to anyone who is curious and wants to participate!
- Remember: do not look up your book when writing its Summary and Thoughts.
- Acknowledge the person who tagged you in your post.
- Tag your friends and fellow bloggers – it’s up to you how many!
Let’s get started!!
Eragon by Christopher Paolini (read in 2006/07)
Eragon is about a young boy named Eragon who discovers a big sapphire stone on his farm which shortly after hatches into the dragon Saphira. Eragon is then thrown into this world of magic and dragons where he meets the beautiful elven princess Arya (?) and starts his training to become a dragon rider. But things are never that simple. Not too long after the Saphira hatches, Eragon and company are chased by an evil sorcerer whose ultimate goal is capturing Saphira.
I love Eragon. I’ve read it at least twice and have seen the movie more times than I care to admit (it definitely wasn’t the best adaptation). It was the book that made me fall in love with high fantasy and it will always be one of my favorites. It is the first of a four book series but I haven’t read past Eragon.
One boy. One dragon. A world of adventure.
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.
Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.
I had no doubt in my mind of my ability to recall the plot of Eragon (I’ve actually been meaning to reread it), but this was still a fun tag! It would have been more challenging for me to recall details about a book I read last year honestly. The books I read years ago I have strong emotional attachments to from reading them multiple times.
Time to tag people!! I tag the following: