Well, i know when Paolini wrote Eragon, he was 15. But don't you think it's way to similar plot-wise and name-wise of Cities and Characters? Eragon is a farm boy where he lives with his uncle. Luke Skywalker is a farmboy who lives with his uncle. Eragon soon meets Brom, who helps him fight the R'zac who burned down his home and killed his uncle. Luke Skywalker soon realizes his house was burn down by Sand People. Eragon soon becomes a Dragon Rider. Luke Skywalker soon becomes a Jedi. Eragon is one of the last Dragon Riders. Luke is one of the last Jedi's. Gallobrix rules Alagaesia. Darth Vader rules The Galaxy. Luke soon joins the Rebellion Alliance. Eragon soon joins The Varden. he list goes on... there's also a place called Angremost, which is an elvish word in Tolkien's Sindarin. And thers also a place called Vailnor, actually like Vailnor in Lord of the Rings. There's a evil tower called Isenstar, which is very similar to Isenguard. Do you see the similarities? I think Paolini copied off of both those Universe and he claims to enjoy Tolkien's work.. hmmm... Suspicious much? Im suprised he hasn't gotten sued yet.