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Corgi Books, 2006 - Children's stories - 681 pages
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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 Ellesméra, 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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User Review  - KRaySaulis - LibraryThing

Not as good as Eragon. It seems to me like he rushed releasing this one, and not enough editing was done to it. Roran's plotline was incredible, and I loved every minute of it, but Eragon's plotline ... Read full review

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User Review  - Climbing-books - LibraryThing

Having read the first book in the cycle, I would also like to have the second one in my library. It is important to have at least the first two books of a series in the classroom, giving a young ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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, was published in November 2011.

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