by Christopher Paolini
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Language and Communication Quotes
Eragon blinked, trying to understand what had occurred. Something brushed against his consciousness, like a finger trailing over his skin. […] It was as if an invisible wall surrounding his thoug...
It was […] as if an unbreakable pact were being sealed. He started at the dragon and a cold tingle ran down his arm. (5.40)
The Home Quotes
Eragon swayed blearily and said, "It's good to be back." […] Home. For the first time since before the hunt, he relaxed completely as sleep overtook him. (2.86)
Strength and Skill Quotes
It's funny to see a hatchling like you beaten by the old one. (16.35)
The realization that Garrow and Marian were not his real parents had disturbed him greatly. […] One other thing bothered him: Who was his father? (3.4-5)
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Was I meant to have it? He could not answer the question. (4.2)
Good vs. Evil Quotes
"As they fought, Galbatorix kicked Vrael in the fork of his legs. With that underhanded blow, he gained dominance over Vrael and removed his head with a blazing sword." (3.109)
The Supernatural Quotes
A ball of flame sprang from his hand and flew toward the elf. (Prologue.22-23)
Coming of Age Quotes
Eragon was fifteen, less than a year from manhood. (1.3)
The deer had led him deep into the Spine, a range of untamed mountains that extended up and down the land of Alagaësia. (1.4)
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