Eldest, Paperback book

Eldest: Book Two[Paperback]

by Christopher Paolini

3.91 out of 5 (112 ratings)

Random House Children's Publishers Uk 
Publication Date:
07 September 2006 
Fantasy & magical realism 


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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  • Second in a trilogy, this book traces the adventures of dragonrider Eragon and his dragon partner Saphira. Like many middle books in a trilogy, this one focuses on character development and expansion of the plot. I look forward to the next book by this young author.

    5.00 out of 5


  • This is the second book of the series and overall I liked it. In particular I liked Eragon’s brother’s story that played out the most. Eragon’s was a bit slow and detailed. Not that its not important just that I really liked the brother’s journey a ton better.<br/>

    5.00 out of 5


  • Christopher Paolini's "Eldest" thrilled me with its suspense and imagination! It was perhaps the best book I've ever read! The book continues from Eragon's previous adventure, but this time with a whole new kick to it! Eldest's plot kept me thrilled to the very end. In this installment to the Inheritence cycle, the story continues with Eragon's magical training, and his thirst for revenge. But he's not the only one lookng for vengeance! Eldest also includes Roran and Lady Nasuada's story. This book tells the story of how Roran is forced to leave Carvahall and encounter as many dangers a Eragon himself. This book is a must-have, must-read for all you magic, Knights and dragon fans! I also recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Percy Jackson series, or the Harry Potter series, for all three authors share a similar taste for swords, magic, and adventure!

    5.00 out of 5


  • Another great book for fantasy lovers! I'm not a book freak and I couldn't put it down!

    5.00 out of 5


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