Eragon (Inheritance, #1) - Christopher Paolini
I don't want to give my 5 start ratings to loosly . . . but Eragon is close. 4 stars for now.

Paolini is Tolkien for 13 year olds--and I mean that as a compliment.

I've got some critiques, but they are only nit-picky. The story was so much fun that I'm happy to over look the minor annoyances--especially considering the auther was 15 when he wrote the book!

I give this book my full recommendation for all lovers of fantasy!