The Harry Potter books have taken the world by a storm-casting a strong spell (maybe even stronger than the Unforgivable Curses) on everyone ranging from toddlers to teens and adults .Its popularity is always at its zenith and has made many records.
The Inheritance trilogy is also not lagging behind and has already proven its popularity. It is more popular with the teens than with the smaller kids because of its higher level. Eragon Shadeslayer with the help of Saphira Brightscales has come out if Alagaesia and is emerging victorious in our own world with flying colours.
J.K.Rowling’s writing has no doubt captured innumerable hearts and minds. Her style is comparatively simple yet truly enchanting. It is easily understood but cannot be easily forgotten. The various hidden meaning and connections in the names, spells and more are interesting to decipher. The humour is rib-tickling.
Christopher Paolini has proved his skills as a great writer and a fascinating storyteller (better than Brom, I daresay.) His style is mature and each sentence of his books is an individual masterpiece. His story has a greater depth of mind boggling philosophy and the use of different languages adds a special flavour.
Two worlds- two creators-zillions of fans. Both the plots are equally gripping, unputdownable and highly imaginative. The characters in both the series are life like and seem personally known to us. The creatures introduced are unique. Magic binds all of together by unbreakable bonds of love and hatred. Each series has its eagerly awaited concluding parts coming up.
I ask you now friends, five questions which perhaps will leave you in a daze. Please answer as I’m curious to know your opinions. Who or which do you consider better or worse??
1. Eragon or Harry (as heroes)?
2. Galbatorix or Lord Voldemort (as villains)?
3. The writing style of Christopher Paolini or J.K.Rowling (only the style, not the plot)?
4. Inheritance or the Harry Potter series (as a whole)?
5. Your two most hated and loved characters from each of the series.
**I don’t have seer blood flowing through me neither do I have Solembum to guide me to foretell like Angela the herbalist nor was I blessed with Eragon’s mistake like Elva. So naturally cannot foresee the future magically. Yet I dare make a prediction:
We now wait for the concluding parts of each of the series, ready to face and defeat Galbatorix’s and Lord Vordemort’s evil army. But what after that? No more heart throbbing waits, no more fear and anticipation. Maybe we’ll have a lot to ponder over, but for how long? Do you not sense the emptiness we all will feel? Do you not foresee the sadness that will overcome us- the ones who love these series dearly? We surely will miss our extraordinary friends and foes. The world will experience a mass disenchantment after these immortal stories end. Who will come next to engage us with books? To feed our imagination, to occupy our minds and to capture our hearts? In this statement, I of course mean not only the end of these two stories but also others fantasy novels. So it is up to us the young writers to wield our mighty weapon-the pen and weave webs of magic, fantasy, drama -anything that will prove worth reading and appreciating for the fantasy lovers. I sense this upcoming distress among us and I’ve also figured this simple solution. I may be wrong but for once think about what I’ve said…
I thank J.K.Rowling and Christopher Paolini from the bottom of my heart for their ingenious contributions.
Waiting very eagerly and curiously for your opinions. Till then:
May your wands and quills stay sharp and may the stars watch over you…