10 Fantasy Books Better Than Eragon by Christopher Paolini, According to Goodreads - The Fantasy Review

10 Fantasy Books Better Than Eragon by Christopher Paolini, According to Goodreads

The Fantasy Review’s list of 10 Fantasy Books Better Than Eragon by Christopher Paolini, According to Goodreads.

The incredibly popular Eragon by Christopher Paolini, book one in The Inheritance Cycle fantasy series, has a rating of 3.95. Here is a list of books similar to Eragon, with a higher rating on Goodreads.

His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik (4.06)

Fantasy Books Better Than Eragon

From the blurb:

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature.

Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #1) by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (4.01)

Fantasy Books Better Than Eragon

From the blurb:

Once merely creatures of legend, the dragons have returned to Krynn. But with their arrival comes the departure of the old gods—and all healing magic. As war threatens to engulf the land, lifelong friends reunite for an adventure that will change their lives and shape their world forever . . . 
When Tanis, Sturm, Caramon, Raistlin, Flint, and Tasslehoff see a woman use a blue crystal staff to heal a villager, they wonder if it’s a sign the gods have not abandoned them after all.

The Caged Dragon (Cycle of Dragons, #1) by Dan Michaelson & D.K. Holmberg (4.11)

Fantasy Books Better Than Eragon

From the blurb:

A young man wanting to protect his family begins an epic journey.

Life on the farm at the edge of the kingdom is anything but routine for Ashan. The plains around Berestal suffer from severe storms, making travel to the city difficult, with the threat of an attack from the people of Vard always looming.

Of Blood and Fire (The Bound and the Broken, #1) by Ryan Cahill (4.13)

Fantasy Books Better Than Eragon

From the blurb:

Born in fire. Tempered in blood.

Epheria is a land divided by war and mistrust. The High Lords of the South squabble and fight, only kept in check by the Dragonguard, traitors of a time long past, who serve the empire of the North.

In the remote villages of southern Epheria, still reeling from the tragic loss of his brother, Calen Bryer prepares for The Proving – a test of courage and skill that not all survive….

The Priory of the Orange Tree (The Roots of Chaos, #1) by Samantha Shannon (4.21)

From the blurb:

A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction–but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Homeland (Legend of Drizzt, #1) by R.A. Salvatore (4.26)

From the blurb:

As the third son of Mother Malice and weaponmaster Zaknafein, Drizzt Do’Urden must be sacrificed to Lolth, the evil Spider Queen, per the traditions of their matriarchal drow society. But with the unexpected death of his older brother, young Drizzt is spared—though still at the mercy of his abusive sisters.

As Drizzt grows older, and proves himself to be a formidable warrior at Melee-Magthere Academy, he realizes his idea of good and evil does not match up with those of his fellow drow, who show only cruelty to the other races of the Underdark . . . Can Drizzt stay true to himself in a such an unforgiving, unprincipled world?… 

Dragon Mage (Rivenworld, #1) by M.L. Spencer (4.35)

From the blurb:

Aram Raythe has the power to challenge the gods. He just doesn’t know it yet.

Aram thinks he’s nothing but a misfit from a small fishing village in a dark corner of the world. As far as Aram knows, he has nothing, with hardly a possession to his name other than a desire to make friends and be accepted by those around him, which is something he’s never known. But Aram is more.

Much, much more….

Ascendant (Songs of Chaos, #1) by Michael R. Miller (4.37)

From the blurb:

Holt Cook was never meant to be a dragon rider. He has always served the Order Hall of the Crag dutifully, keeping their kitchen pots clean.

But then he discovers a dark secret: dragons do not tolerate weakness among their kin, killing the young they deem flawed. Moved by pity, Holt defies the Order, rescues a doomed egg and vows to protect the blind dragon within….

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin (4.44)

From the blurb:

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.

Once There Were Heroes (A Time of Dragons, #1) by Philip C. Quaintrell (4.65)

Fantasy Books Better Than Eragon

From the blurb:




Once there were heroes. Brave men and women who showed their quality to be above the rest. Those whose deeds earned them the heart of a dragon. Those whose courage and strength resonated with the unborn, who, in their eggs, can wait thousands of years for a warrior worthy of them….

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