I've been in the mood for some more epic fantasy ever since I finished Game of Thrones in February, so I decided to start Eragon last night. My sister actually gave me this as a present a year or two ago, but I never got around to it until now.
I managed to get through the first one - barely. Imagine a Star Wars knock off in a fantasy setting. Whatever impression that brings up, it's not as good as that...
In fairness, he was young when he wrote it
He was a teen writing fanfic (nothing wrong with that) whose parents bought a publisher in order to publish it for him...