I am currently reading Eragon. I have to say, it is a very good book. What makes it all the more amazing is that Christopher Paolini wrote the book when he was still in High School. If you've seen the movie, and never read the book, you'd be amazed at how bad the movie was and how good the book is. The movie was a poor substitute for the book, as in most cases.
Give it a whirl. I loved it. You might too.