Sunday, June 17, 2007

Fantasy Choices



Just finished this one! I recommend it for all of you hardcore fantasy/medieval wargames fans. Jack finds out he is part of a magical secret society, where wizards are the ruling party and warriors, such as himself, are their pawns in The Game. Jack and his friends face life-and-death adventures as they try to figure out what is going on and who can be trusted.

There will be a companion novel for this one coming out called Wizard Heir; check out the teaser chapter in the back of Warrior Heir! And hey, let us know what you think of this one if you choose to read it! I'm thinking guys might like it more...





I have joined those of you enjoying the Inheritence Trilogy! Although I will argue with you guys all day long that there is hardly an orginal idea in these books, I have to admit, Christopher Paolini puts them together in a very readable way. And for those of you who don't know, THE BOOKS ARE WAY BETTER THAN THE MOVIE! If you thought the movie wasn't that good, you should still give the books a try. :)

Let's play a game... what influences (you can cite either books or movies!) can you find in Eragon and Eldest? Do tell, and be specific!

:)
Mrs. P

P.S. Don't forget-- feel free to comment on other fantasy books you have read here as well!

44 comments:

connor said...

eldest is by far the gratest book in the world, next to erigon.

maddisen gesner said...

i think it looks like a good book to read

Ariel dukes said...

I think it sounds like a good book.
So I am going to read it.

connor said...
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Sebastian Metcalf said...

One of the best books in the WORLD!!!!

anxious reader said...

I want to read this book! i think that it will be so good i really can't wait, once my book pile is gone i'll put it on hold!!!!!!!!!!

Maddie, The shrimp said...

Uglies is very good so far. I am about half way threw. It is very good. It's in the future and very interesting. Its really fun to read with friends : ) and it is on the cart to read with friends. So read!

Jake Cox said...

I read Eldest and it was great! It has a suprising ending.

Rachael said...

I havent read this book yet but it looks good. I will read it. My friend really likes it.

julie dauer said...

i think it looks like a fabulous book.even though i haven't read eragon or eldest it looks cool.

Saige and Kayla said...

Looks like a good book!!!!

Link said...

Awesome book, dude!

Andre Apodaca said...

This sounds like a great book. I hope I have the chance to read it!!!!!!!!!

badboy said...

sounds really good. ill read it after eragon

Michael Gaffney said...

I really want to read this book!!!!!

animalfreek said...

this book was very good comeing from a girl that read it in three days

tigurrrr said...

ELDEST IZ DA BOMB, BUT ERAGON IZ A BIGGER BOMB!

jesse and doug said...

i think this book looks good!

Nate donaldson said...

I love eldest it da bomb

Andrew the GREAT said...

I think this book looks prety good and I might want to read it.

SOFIA said...

I have not read the book but I will love to read this book

Anonymous said...

THIS BOOK HAS INSPIRED ME TO READ IT i THINK THAT THIS BOOK WOULD BE A GREAT CHOICE

ashley pfannenstiel said...

I think I will try to read the pretties it looks like an exciting book.

liz said...

i think it looks like a good book and i might put on hold and put it in my book pile

char said...

it`s s relly good book, but if you don`t like big books you wont like this book

gman said...

This looks like a realy cool book

gman said...

i cant wait to read this book

nathan said...

I just got harry potter7 im already hooked can't wait til movie i made a cool book mark

link said...

well this book is awesome i think. i want to read it but i havent got the chance scince people hcheack it out so fast. must be a great book!!!!

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey Link,
Are you talking about Eldest or Warrior Heir? I think Warrior Heir just came back today, so check the shelf! If you're talking about Eldest, make sure you put a hold on it; we've got four copies at least, but you're right--they come and go quickly. See me if you need help with the hold process.
:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey Nathan!
I read Harry Potter 7 in about two days-- I thought it was a little slow when Harry and friends were wandering around the world trying to stay hidden, but other than that, a very cool ending to a wonderful series. You're right-- the movie should be good. BTW, how much did you love Order of the Phoenix as a movie?!!
:)
Mrs. P

nathan said...

hey Mrs P.
i thought that the order of the pheinex was a good movie, but like most movies a better book they left out parts that would have been fun to see (ex:the time turners being knocked over. the six D.A members getting on thestrals that only six of them can see, ect.)what do you think?

Mrs. Pulley said...

I felt the same way the first time I saw it, Nathan-- I was very disappointed on how much was left out and the things that they changed. I gave it some time, though, and then went back and saw it again with my husband (he's seen all the movies but only read the first book, so he's my key into how good the MOVIE is without the book comparison), and I grew to appreciate it much more. It's neat to watch Harry & co. grow up and face adult problems and decisions. Such good stories!

I think the part I was most disappointed about was how Fred and George vs. Umbridge got slimmed down considerably; I love the scene in the book where Peeves takes his first command from a student! :) And I'm wondering how they'll start a joke shop when Harry never gave them the money from winning the Triwizard Cup... I guess they'll leave that out of the next movie all together. Too bad.

I'm rambling on about one of my favorite topics-- does someone else have something to say?
:)
Mrs. P

Colts said...

which is the first book?

Mrs. Pulley said...

Colts-
1st book of what series? There are several books being discussed now! There's Eragon, there's Warrior Heir and there's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, of course.
:)
Mrs. P

Cloud 117 AKA Deliamator!!!(Liam)^-^ said...

First of all Harry Potter is used alot in Eldest and Eragon and even L.O.T.R.the elven thing is used to much in fantasy. I resently read HP7 for the 19th time and it is still awesome! If they mess up the the movie I am going to be really mad. I have always been a suporter of the groups who get married (I don't want to give away anithing to the other people who are reading HP out there). I always think that if someone tells you some thing at the end of the book it is the worst person ever! I will say though that there were times that I put down the book and got mad at J. K. Rowling, but to all you readers out there: KEEP READING NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!! By the way what do you think of there possibly being a sequel to the HP books? Maybe, 100 years later, or about Dumbledores life? most fantasy books are really good but some are just over used like magic or Dungeons and Dragons.

Liam Meakins

Cloud 117 AKA Deliamator!!!(Liam)^-^ said...

Sorry about the mistakes in the comment I meant to fix them earlier but I will fix it tommorow.

Link said...

hiya! i wanna read this book but i never get the time. is it good? i can't wait to read it.

ringostar said...

the thing that influenced me the most in Eldest, are the dragons. i love fantasy and mythical creatures, and that is why.

Mrs. Pulley said...

HI LINK,

Which book are you asking about? We're talking about three different ones here... please use the title name, and I'm sure we'll all tell you what we think!
:)
Mrs. P

everchanging said...

BOOOOOOO....despite the fact that I work for an Inheritance site, I don't like Eragon. Or Eldest.

I just recently started "The Belgariad", and that is where the oh-so-brilliant CP got his "gedwey ignasia". Have you read "The Belgariad", by David Eddings?

And to answer your question, Ursula le Guin, Tolkien, George Lucas (I don't know if that counts), Frank Herbert, and MacCaffery are all present in the book. Shame, shame, on Paolini.

And our school just got Warrior Heir--when I have time, I'll check it out.

Rachael said...

Hello This is rachael. Um.. Mrs. Pulley... bro (nathan) why are you talking about Harry Potter on the book for Elddest? SHouldnt you just have a harry potter blog place?

nathan said...

I JUST PUT ERAGON ON HOLD CAN'T WAIT TILL ITS AVAILABLE

nathan said...

HI its me again,sorry I haven't posted in a while. I just finished eragon three days ago. IT WAS TOTTALY AWESOME!!!!! Okay if i could bold that last statment i would BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!