Eragon

THIS may appear to be a poor man s version of Lord of the Rings, but it does have a charm of its own, as a blue stone turns out to be an egg which produces a dragon. This leads to one of those rites of passage as our hero and the dragon are thrust into a

THIS may appear to be a poor man's version of Lord of the Rings, but it does have a charm of its own, as a blue stone turns out to be an egg which produces a dragon.

This leads to one of those rites of passage as our hero and the dragon are thrust into a perilous world of destiny, magic and power.

The idea is to rid an Empire of its dark enemies in which Eragon and his "pet" dragon have to take on a king who rules with evil.

Youngster Edward Speleers plays the leading role with the help of the more experienced Jeremy Irons, Robert Carlyle, and John Malkovich.