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Eldest : The Inheritance Cycle Series : Book 2 - Christopher Paolini

Eldest

The Inheritance Cycle Series : Book 2

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Published: September 2006
For Ages: 12+ years old
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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...

About the Author

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.

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      Comments about Eldest:

      The writing style of these books are just...I can't find any words to describe! They are mind-blowing and amazing; they paint such a beautiful, vivid image in your mind.
      Wonderful read, highly recommended!

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      Once read, never forgotten...

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        Comments about Eldest:

        I am someone that has to read before bed. The only problem with this book was not wanting to put it down! I replaced a copy that had been misused by someone I lent it to. Its a vital part of the Eragon series and just as good as the other three. I would encourage everyone to read the whole series.

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          Son loves reading the book at bedtime.

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          "A compelling and action-filled adventure ... A galloping good example of its genre" Daily Telegraph "This book is an achievement. Readers will be transported" The Sunday Times "A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon ... Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story" Guardian "A stirring fantasy of epic proportions" The Bookseller "Bound for the bestsellers" Publishing News

          Christopher Paolini

          Christopher Paolini was raised in the Paradise Valley, Montana area. His family members include his parents, Kenneth Paolini and Talita Hodgkinson, and his sister, Angela Paolini. Home schooled for the duration of his education, Paolini graduated from high school at the age of 15 through a set of accredited correspondence courses from American School of Correspondence in Lansing, Illinois. Following graduation, he started his work on what would become the novel Eragon the first of a series, set in the mythical land of Alagaƫsia.

          In 2002, Eragon was published by Paolini International LLC, Paolini's parents' company. Paolini created the cover art for the first edition of Eragon, which featured Saphira's eye. He also drew the maps on the inside covers of his books.

          In Summer 2002, the stepson of author Carl Hiaasen found Eragon in a bookstore and loved it, and Hiaasen brought it to the attention of his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. Knopf subsequently made an offer to publish Eragon and the rest of the Inheritance cycle. The second edition of Eragon was published by Knopf in August 2003. At the age of nineteen, Paolini became a New York Times bestselling author. Eragon has since been adapted into a film of the same name.

          Paolini's essay "It All Began with Books" was included in the April 2005 anthology Guys Write for Guys Read. Eldest, the sequel to Eragon, was released August 23, 2005. The third book in the cycle, Brisingr, was released on September 20, 2008. Although the Inheritance Cycle was planned as a trilogy, the details for Brisingr had to be expanded to include a fourth book, titled Inheritance, correspondent to the series' name.

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          ISBN: 9780552552110
          ISBN-10: 0552552119
          Series: The Inheritance Cycle
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 12+ years old
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 704
          Published: September 2006
          Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
          Country of Publication: GB
          Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.0  x 4.7
          Weight (kg): 0.48
          Edition Number: 1