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ERAGON BY CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

by Caro, July 14, 2014

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie

 

Eragon is a YA classic, so it’s high time that I came around to critiquing the covers!

About Eragon:

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.

Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.(Goodreads)

 

USA

eragon_cover_usaA classic cover but only due to the absurdly high number of times I’ve seen it. Still, I love the gold font and the blue aspect of it all. This cover is wonderfully done, and the drawing is quite mindblowing indeed.

Japan

eragon_cover_japanI love how the Japanese cover also emphasizes a blue and gold coloring. Saphira looks so fierce on this cover; it’s quite surprising why she doesn’t come to life!

Germany

eragon_cover_germanyWhile this cover is based on the movie, I’m still not completely sold on it. It’s not terrible, but it’s not great either. I mean, green, really? Okay, that’s just me being picky, but still.

Vietnam

eragon_cover_vietnamThe fiery background is quite distracting. I really don’t know what to look at, since it’s all so cool. I feel like everything could’ve been tied together better, but all in all, this is not a bad cover.

Sweden

eragon_cover_swedenI really am not sold on the black outline. I really wish the picture had been extended to the whole entire front cover. Also, the black font isn’t cutting it either. Had it been gold, I feel like the cover would’ve been much more visually appealing.

Ukraine

eragon_cover_UkraineOMG, cuteness overload! This is by far the cutest cover I have ever seen! Saphira and Eragon? Say no more, I am completely in love!

Norway

eragon_cover_norwayI love the title font and the brightness of the gold. As for the rest of the cover though, call me confused. While it’s not the worst cover, it’s certainly not the best.

 

Which cover was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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