- Mar 17, 2010
Haha, don't worry about it; they're all wonderful books, but all but the most succesful ones are disappointingly obscure in the mainstream. I'm not really trying to put Eragon down - it's fun to read, and I probably will get the last one - but it's always annoyed me that the other books don't get the recognition they deserve.artanis_neravar said:Then I apologize, I haven't read any of those books, and I also have never heard anyone complain about him stealing from them, just Star Wars and LotRBobbity said:Not quite.artanis_neravar said:Because you can pick out some basic stuff it's plagiarizing? Get over it already people they only thing it has similar to Star Wars is that he's a farm boy who goes off on an adventure with him mysterious mentor. The only thing it has in common with Lord of the rings is elves and dwarves.Bobbity said:Usually I have thus massive rant about how Christopher Paolini plagiarized his entire series from a large number of significantly better authors, but im in a hurry to get out the door, so I'll just propose a drinking game: every time youre reading Eragon and you find something that was taken from another book, you take a shot. If you're not roaring drunk by the end, then you're doing it wrong.
Roran is a clone of Perrin from WoT, the blue flaming sword and the silver mark on Eragon's palm are from the Belgariad, the bridge scene from the first book was ripped almost entirely word for word from the Elenium, and the system of magic directly from A Wizard of Earthsea.
And that's just for starters...
Admittedly, it's fun to read, but you have to realise that there is absolutely NO originality contained within that series.
Oh, and for the record, Arya's totally gonna be the last rider. No idea how she'll get her hands on that egg, though.