19514Re: Book inspiration: Eragon
- Jan 31, 2007Yes, Abhinabha your are absolutely right, that this is a book that
falls in the category of Lord of the Rings.
I am right now more into talking books, so that I can run or train
while listening to a book; so also here I was listening to the story
on my ipod.
The comparison of Eragon and Saphira's relationship to the
relationship of Guru and his students, is a very nice one.
I admit, that it is a must , for all the magical world loving society,
to read this book.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, abhinabha
> A little while ago I bought a copy of the book 'Eragon' in a small
> airport bookshop. Its title and the cover illustration of a childlike
> looking dragon drew my attention. Several inner strings started
> resonating as I picked up the book. I somehow felt drawn to it and
> obeyed an inner urge to buy it. Once I started reading it I knew I had
> really stumbled upon something special.
> I happen to be not just a big, but a huge Tolkien fan. The proof is
> that I never read any book twice, but I've read Lord of the Rings
> three times already. In 'Eragon' I found the same mystical attraction
> of a world alive with wonder and magic, a world in many ways like
> Middle Earth, but different enough to have its own unique beauty and
> The story is about a boy - Eragon - who finds a mysterious blue stone,
> which turns out to be a dragon egg. The egg bursts open one night and
> a tiny dragon hatchling emerges. Upon touching the little dragon
> Eragon feels an overwhelming burst of energy entering into him. From
> that moment on he and the dragon are inseparably linked by a magical
> bond. Then the story unfolds and Eragon becomes a dragon rider, fated
> to oppose the powerful rule of the evil king Galbatorix. He has much
> to learn and has several teachers who perfect him in the ways of the
> dragon riders, both in weaponry and in wisdom. Here the story has its
> parallels with the Star Wars saga, where Luke Skywalker is trained by
> yoda to become a jedi knight.
> Aside from a marvellous plot which is very well developed, highly
> entertaining and deeply thrilling, the most beautiful thing about the
> story to me is the relationship which develops between Eragon and
> Saphira, his dragon. The dragon is a highly intelligent and very
> evolved creature with both tremendous physical and occult powers. They
> communicate through thoughts, using their minds. By dint of their
> magical bond they have established such an intimate feeling of oneness
> that they experience each other's emotions and feel the other as their
> very own. I could not help but see this as a very powerful symbol of
> the spiritual relationship of a spiritual Master and his disciple. In
> the story Saphira's strength and capacities gradually enter into
> Eragon and become his. In the spiritual life the Master's light and
> consciousness gradually enter into the disciple to illumine him.
> It is an almost incredible fact that Christopher Paolini, the author
> of the story, started writing 'Eragon' when he was only fifteen years
> old and completed the second book of the saga, 'Eldest', when he was
> The book has won wide public appeal and last december you may have
> noticed the motion picture of 'Eragon' being released worldwide.
> I highly recommend the book to lovers of magic, elves, dragons and the
> eternal battle between good and evil.
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