Darkness falls...Despair abounds...Evil reigns...Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now, Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life...
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(198mm x 129mm x 43mm)
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Book Review: Eldest by Christopher Paolini - Reviewed by Brekalilly (13 Jul 2011)
A wonderful second installment in the Inheritance Cycle! As with the first book, I couldn't put it down! There are wonderful twists and turns in this book and I love that you are following a journey that has so many interconnecting parts and characters. You read a chapter in one location with one set of characters and the next chapter sees you in another location with a different set of characters and concurrent events. The only problem is, you can't decide whether you want to know what's happening to those characters, or the ones you left in the last chapter!! Fantastic action, imagination, characters and story as you would expect from Christopher Paolini given his wonderful work on the first book. I only wonder, when he finishes this cycle, what will he do next? And could it possibly be as good as this??
Author Biography - Christopher Paolini
Christopher Paolini was educated at home by his parents. His abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen. He became a New York Times bestselling author at nineteen. Christopher lives in Montana, USA, where the dramatic landscape fed his vision of Alagaesia. Inheritance, the final book in the sequence, will be published in November 2011.