I haven't seen this topic anywhere so I figured it should be started somewhere(if there already is a topic like this, just delete this one and point me in the right direction.) Anyways I guess I'll start. I didn't read a lot of fantasy as a kid because my mom used to read them for me (from 6-10) we read all the HP books except for 6 and 7 because I was to old by then and wanted to read them for myself. I'm having a really hard time to decide which was the first one that I read myslef though, but it might actually be Eragon by Christoffer Paolini, but I'm not exactly sure (Firephoenix if you read this and disagree let me know). And to the reason why I did read it was because most of my friends had read it and I had watched the movie( at first I thought the movie was pretty good, after reading the book though, well lets just say I wasn't impressed by it anymore, except for Saphira, they did know how to make a animated dragon). But after reading it I though it was really good, and the series kept my interest to last book and I guess thats when I got into fantasy, (although it took G.R.R.Ms ASoIaF for me to realize it, and that was way after) So I'm taking a guess when I'm saying Eragon was my first. Which was the first fantasy book you read and why?