Eragon and Eldest: a tale of mediocre fantasy

Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings- all franchises that move fans to great and terrible lengths even as critics sigh and try to maintain an air of respectability by finding fault with the food of the masses. Dislike those titles if you will, but put them aside for a moment as we delve into a fantasy series that rips off all three- namely the first two books in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance trilogy (recently expanded to include a fourth book), a series that gained our attention when it was made into a film in 2006. Continue reading

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