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Quick Glance



This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 730 page book.

*As personal standards vary, please see the breakdown to determine what matters to you.

Author: Christopher Paolini
Key Words: Fiction, Teen, Fantasy, Dragons, Magic, Action & Adventure

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Book Description:

One boy ... One dragon ... A world of adventure.

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he things 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 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 ...


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Children's Bad Words

Mild Obscenities and Substitutions - 10 Incidents

d*mned, stupidity, blasted, Brisingr, d*mn*tion, stupid, d*mned, h*llfire

Name Calling - 9 Incident

stone ears, fool, idiot, b*st*rds, *ss, b*st*rd

Scatological Terms - 15 Incidents

bl**dy (as in lots of blood - 14 times), bl**dy (swear word - once)

Religious Profanities - 1 Incident

Gods above

Religious & Supernatural - 3 Incidents

After his uncle dies, a boy yells at the heavens, “What god would do this? Show yourself!”

“It’s a cruel religion they practice. They drink human blood and make flesh offerings. Their priests often lack body parts because they believe that the more bone and sinew you give up, the less you’re attached to the mortal world.”

A boy enters a cathedral and kneels before the altar.

Violence - 3 Incidents

Describes a man that was burned in a house fire and by black magic.

A creature explodes, blood splattering and its mass flying through the air.

Hot pitch is poured on evil creatures and briefly describes it.

Romance Related - 20 Incidents

“Her beauty, which would have entranced any mortal man, held no charm for him.”

A boy is asked to deliver a message to a girl for another boy, telling her that “she is the most beautiful … and he thinks of nothing else.”

A girl kisses a boy and darts away.

A young man wants to marry and discusses his plans for provision etc.

A blanket is over a boy to hide his nakedness.

A boy is told that his fortune holds an epic romance.

Mentions that an earl has three mistresses.

Describes a woman and her attire, with slim waist … small feet.

A boy unlaced the back of a woman’s shirt in order to see/heal her wounds.

“Although he tried to preserve the elf’s modesty, he couldn’t help but notice that … her body was exceptionally beautiful.”

“For a moment her soft form pressed against Eragon. Then he hurriedly put her down.”

“Did you … bed the wrong woman?”

A boy and girl are dueling and it mentions their bodies touching, “their sinuous forms wove together …”

A dragon notices that a boy finds a woman’s form pleasing and discuss this.

A boy asks a girl to be safe, for his happiness.

A girl wraps her arm around a boy’s waist while riding a dragon.

“A cocky stride”

A man gets kicked in the “fork of his legs.

Breast - not sexual

Breast - not sexual

Attitudes/Disobedience - 6 Incidents

A boy is mad at a man and resolves to punch him when he sees him.

After the death of his uncle, a boy seeks revenge. He decides to track the killers and murder them.

A boy steals things and tries to justify it. (On page 100 he says he doesn’t want to steal because it’s wrong).

A man steals from a thief and justifies his own stealing.

A man is congratulated on his marriage and he replies that he’s not sure whether congratulations are in order - his wife is mad at him.

A boy lies to his friend in order to keep him from leaving him.

Conversation Topics - 17 Incidents

This is a fantasy, complete with elves, prophecies, magic, gods, spirits, dragons, wizards, telepathy, sorcerers, witches, magic creatures, necromancy, etc.

Beer and alcoholic drinks are mentioned throughout.

Mentions smoking a pipe throughout.

A handful of times it throughout the book it mentions that someone curses, though it doesn’t provide the word(s) used.

A few of the characters of tattoos.

A man wanders in a desert, seeking death.

A boy lies, in order to protect people.

Mentions a blood sacrifice.

A witch gives a boy his fortune (the witch mentions how crystal balls and divining cards don’t have true power but dragon bones (the way they fall) can be read truly).

A boy finds out a man lied (holding back information).

A boy drinks a bit of beer, getting a buzz and waking up with a hangover.

An elf thought about taking her life when she had been tortured.

A man decapitates a bad guy while he is defenseless. He and his friend argue/debate about whether that was right.

A man explains that his scar is from his drunken father.

Mentions suicide.

Mentions a pentagram drawing on the ground.

A man is possessed by evil spirits and it’s from them he gets his power.

Parent Takeaway

This is a fantasy; complete with elves, prophecies, magic, gods, spirits, dragons, wizards, telepathy, sorcerers, witches, magic creatures, necromancy, etc. At times the story can be dark (similar in tone and plot to The Lord of the Rings), and is a fight of good vs evil.

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