Eragon - Christopher Paolini While Paolini is a wonderful writer, nothing about the Inheritance cycle is particularly original or different from other fantasies on the market. There are your rather standard fantasy creatures, a rather standard protagonist (and antagonist), and a standard fantasy plot-line; run-of-the-mill farm boy meets dragon, farm boy goes on adventures with said dragon, they find out they're nearly the last of their kind, and need to overthrow the rule of a tyrant. So on and so forth.

There is nothing at all original with the story. However, it still stands as a refreshing, well-written read - a very nice break from more intense fantasy.