Harry is dead, long live Eragon

26th March 2004 at 00:00
I read the review of Christopher Paolini's Eragon, (TES, Friday magazine, March 5) with sadness.

I have no love of Eragon. It is cliched, at times tedious. But it is also exciting, teasing, and hard to put down. It is Tolkein made accessible. My nine-year-old son read it from cover-to-cover in less than 48 hours. My wife's class of Year 6 boys bought it en masse and all have buried themselves into the tale with relish. Want to find the natural successor to Harry Potter? Eragon is it.

Steve Deeley 3 Sandwood Close Sparcells, Wiltshire

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