The Mystical Blue Stone
By: Audrey Partida
Theme: Never give up on life, there may only be two dead ends, giving up and death.
Eragon, a poor, young, farmer boy who has no idea who or where his mother and father are, is suddenly whisked in to the world of dragons and the Legendary Dragon Riders when he finds a blue stone on one of his hunting trips in the deadly Spine.
Weeks after finding out this Special stone isn't a stone after all, the "stone" hatches and out pops a blue baby dragon, which he properly names Saphira. He is struggling to take care of this mystical creature with only the help of an old storyteller as he realizes that he is being hunted by murderous servants of King Galabatorix because of Saphira.
He must run away so as not to endanger the citizens of his hometown and he is thrusted even deeper into the world of magic and dragons. He meets many people and for the first time, experiences the true horrors of the world he lives in.
My text-to-self connection is that the horrors Eragon experiences happen almost everyday in the world we live in(except for the magic). I recommend this book to anyone who is seeking thrill, action, and a little bit of horror. On a scale of 1 to 10 this book is an 11 despite the fact that there is a time of great sadness and loss in this book.
Important Quotes From Eragon
"Eragon looked back at him, confused. "I don't understand." "Of course you don't," said Brom impatiently. "That's why I'm teaching you and not the other way around."
My Response: I understand what Brom is saying because he is only impatient with Eragon has only just begun his life-long journey of danger and dragons.
"The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose."
My Response: Brom is trying to explain to Eragon that the worst enemy is the best fighter because they have only their life to lose sometimes. Brom is also trying to explain that some people are harder to fight than others.
"After all ow can a mere dragon expect to tell a man like yourself what to do? In fact, everyone should stand in awe of your brilliance of finding the only dead end.-Saphira"
My Response: Sapira is trying to tell Eragon that he has found the only true dead end of his journey as a Dragon Rider and that is that he is giving up.