As I have previously mentioned, I have an Eragon problem. Two people who are not Magic Pens members have told me that the prologue in my main story, The Horse From the Woods is just like Eragon. I have seen the movie, yet I heard that it was different from the book and plan on reading it soon.

If anyone here has read Eragon please read my prologue and tell me what you think. Is it really like Eragon?

7 replies
  1. Mr. G
    Mr. G says:

    Ok, I did. There are some similarities, but not so much that someone would accuse you of plagiarism. Eragon goes away, finds the dragon, comes home, house burns down, family dead, he is taken in by a man who seems to know all about him…stuff like that.

    I’ve read both, though, and yours is different. Similar, sure, but many fantasy stories are similar.

    Why were you wondering, exactly?

    Good stuff. maybe I’ll try and find some time to read the rest of that story now.

    • Noelle M. Brooks
      Noelle M. Brooks says:

      Yay, you read it!

      Well, as I said in the post. I was wondering because if it was seriously like Eragon, then I would have tried to change my story or something. The only thing is that the prologue plays a deep part in my story. Everything falls into place at the end basically. Secrets revealed, everything makes sense; that type of thing.

      I hope that you read the rest of the story. The rest of the chapters are each just as long as the prologue, if not longer, however I have broken them up into pieces such as Chapter 1 Part 3. This way it is easier to read and faster for me to post.

      By the way, you have told me a really simple summary that I have heard from everbody I asked. How does his house burn down? He lives with his parents at the beginning, then meets his uncle?

  2. Jeremy
    Jeremy says:

    No, the story starts with him living with his uncle. His mom either died in childbirth or disappeared (I can’t remember which), and who his dad was is never told to us.

    The house is set on fire by Ra’zac who were sent by the king to find someone/something.

    Is that answer enough? I probably should have just said read the book, though.

  3. matt
    matt says:

    *HISSS* don’t say the vile “E” word around me!

    Yes, it is kind of similar when you break it down. Kid, orphaned, finds mystic/semi-mystic beast, ect.


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