If you were originally a fan what did you like about the Inheritance Cycle? I am just really curious about this. Was it the bond with a dragon, fights/battle/war, magic, going from adolescence to manhood, etc.
For me it was a bond with the dragon. I admit I wasn’t always paying close attention to the words and filled in a lot with my own emotions. I was always a fan of partnership media like digimon so I filled in that Eragon and Saphira were probably friends like that. Plus I was a socially awkward kid that didn’t have deep conversations with my peers so I didn’t notice that the characters never talk. I also overlooked Saphira’s instant intelligence. I had thought she had instinctual thoughts and was just a know it all type personality.
I like that Eragon and Saphira got to stay together unlike the ending of “Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher” which was a book I loved. The ending of “Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher” wasn’t terrible or overly sad, I liked it and was just disappointed the story did not continue. That was a very good book. I remember even in my youth I was annoyed that “Eragon” stole the naming a female dragon from that.
I like that a bond with a dragon was scary because someone would know all your thoughts including the dark ones. I liked Murtagh not wanted anyone in his head and agreed with him.
I like Brom, that Eragon was able to talk to animals, and how Murtagh still helped Eragon even though it wasn’t in his best interest. I like how Eragon saved Arya even though he didn’t even know her. I like Ajihad who let Murtagh read books in prison and that his daughter was kind to him and the Orik had saved Eragon without knowing him.
Lastly I like how it felt like a make believe game you play when your kids and you keep making up new characters to add to your party for your quest.
Of coarse when I went back and reread the book I didn’t seen it the same way. I remember I was horrified later when I learned if you died your dragon died with you but not the over way around which is unfair. I don’t think this was in the first book but I may have skimmed over it.