Eldest

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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  - GretchenLynn - LibraryThing

Eldest is the second book in the Inheritance series. After ending Eragon in a way that, while it makes sense and you know it will be continued, seems a little anti-climactic, Eldest starts off a ... Read full review

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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

The second book in a four part series of epic proportions. These books have been compared to so many different kinds of stories, some have said Star Wars, some have said Lord of the Rings, personally ... 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, will be published in November 2011.

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