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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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5.0

Once read, never forgotten...

By Charlie the book addict

from Yeppoon, Queensland

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    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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    5.0

    Son loves reading it!

    By Robertf

    from Sydney, AU

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Eldest:

      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

      ISBN: 9780552552110
      ISBN-10: 0552552119
      Series: The Inheritance Cycle
      Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
      For Ages: 12+ years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 704
      Published: September 2006
      Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.0  x 4.7
      Weight (kg): 0.48