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