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Eldest (Inheritance Cycle Series #2): Deluxe Edition

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2007

    Avoid at all costs !!!!!

    Good story , but goes really slowly . Not much action and characters were too boring . Worse than Eragon . Don't buy it , but get it at a library .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2007

    680 some pages...for what!?

    This book was okay...that's it. There was so much going on in three or four diffrenet areas, the changing of action and POV pushes the reader all over the map of Alagaesia. There was a lot of information to process when most of it wasn't needed. Paolini needs to learn a valuable lesson in writing--SHOW, DON'T TELL! Halfway through the book, Paolini finally presses the fast forward button and time seems to go by in the fashion it should throughout the book. I really enjoyed Eragon, and have reccommended it to my students. I hope though that they have patience, because every reader needs a great deal of it if they wish to read Eldest. For some reason this plot was very predictable...as were the actions of most of the characters. It seems there is a reason why this book was published by the child's parents...the predictability of the ending of this book was seen in the actions in the end of Eragon...why wait over 600 pages in another book to tell us what we already have figured out?

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