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Overview

This deluxe edition of the runaway international bestseller includes:
·A sneak peek at Book III
·An exclusive, full-color foldout poster of Glaedr by award-winning artist John Jude Palencar
·A revealing excerpt of the history of Alagaësia
·Never-before-seen art by the author, including an image of Brom’s elf ring
·A complete and comprehensive list of people, places, things, and dwarf clans

Darkness falls. . . . Swords clash. . . . 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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This deluxe edition presents the pivot volume of the Inheritance Trilogy in an impressive new setting. The story in this 700-plus-page novel is mesmerizing: With his dragon friend Saphira, Eragon has just saved the rebel state from destruction, but he has only just begun the great journey of his life. To master the difficult skills of the Dragon Rider, he must travel to the distant realm of Ellesmere, land of the elves. Even as he ventures into the unknown, danger and betrayal plague him at every turn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375940606
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/26/2006
  • Series: Inheritance Cycle Series , #2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Limited
  • Pages: 736
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 2.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Paolini
Christopher Paolini’s abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen after being homeschooled all his life. He became a New York Times bestselling author at nineteen. Christopher lives in Montana, where the dramatic landscape feeds his visions of Alagaësia. He is at work on the final volume in the Inheritance trilogy.

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The Council of Elders Saphira's breathing quickened, and she opened her eyes, yawning expansively. Good morning, little one.
Is it? He looked down and leaned on his hands, compressing the mattress. It's terrible . . . Murtagh and Ajihad . . . Why didn't sentries in the tunnels warn us of the Urgals? They shouldn't have been able to trail Ajihad's group without being noticed. . . . Arya was right, it doesn't make sense.
We may never know the truth, said Saphira gently. She stood, wings brushing the ceiling. You need to eat, then we must discover what the Varden are planning. We can't waste time; a new leader could be chosen within hours.
Eragon agreed, thinking of how they had left everyone yesterday: Orik rushing off to give King Hrothgar the tidings, Jörmundur taking Ajihad's body to a place where it would rest until the funeral, and Arya, who stood alone and watched the goings-on.
Eragon rose and strapped on Zar'roc and his bow, then bent and lifted Snowfire's saddle. A line of pain sheared through his torso, driving him to the floor, where he writhed, scrabbling at his back. It felt like he was being sawed in half. Saphira growled as the ripping sensation reached her. She tried to soothe him with her own mind but was unable to alleviate his suffering. Her tail instinctually lifted, as if to fight.
It took minutes before the fit subsided and the last throb faded away, leaving Eragon gasping. Sweat drenched his face, making his hair stick and his eyes sting. He reached back and gingerly fingered the top of his scar. It was hot and inflamed and sensitive to touch. Saphira lowered her nose and touched him on the arm. Oh, little one. . . .
It was worse this time, he said, staggering upright. She let him lean against her as he wiped away the sweat with a rag, then he tentatively stepped for the door.
Are you strong enough to go?
We have to. We're obliged as dragon and Rider to make a public choice regarding the next head of the Varden, and perhaps even influence the selection. I won't ignore the strength of our position; we now wield great authority written the Varden. At least the Twins aren't here to grab the position for themselves. That's the only good in the situation.
Very well, but Durza should suffer a thousand years of torture for what he did to you.
He grunted. Just stay close to me.
Together they made their way through Tronjheim, toward the nearest kitchen. In the corridors and hallways, people stopped and bowed to them, murmuring, "Argetlam," or "Shadeslayer." Even dwarves made the motions, though not as often. Eragon was struck by the somber, haunted expressions of the humans and the dark clothing they wore to display their sadness. Many women dressed entirely in black, lace veils covering their faces.
In the kitchen, Eragon brought a stone platter of food to a low table. Saphira watched him carefully in case he should have another attack. Several people tried to approach him, but she lifted a lip and growled sending them scurrying away. Eragon pretended to ignore the disturbances and picked at the food. Finally, trying to divert his thoughts from Murtagh, he asked, Who do you think has the means to take control of the Varden, now that Ajihad and the Twins are gone?
She hesitated. It's possible you could, if Ajihad's last words were interpreted as a blessing to secure the leadership. Almost no one would oppose you. However, that does not seem a wise path to take. I see only trouble in that direction.
I agree. Besides, Arya wouldn't approve, and she could be a dangerous enemy. Elves can't lie in the ancient language, but they have no such inhibition in ours-she could deny that Ajihad ever uttered those words if it served her purposes. No, I don't want the position. . . . What about Jörmundur?
Ajihad called him his right-hand man. Unfortunately, we know little about him or the Varden's other leaders. Such a short time has passed since we came here. We will have to make our judgment on our feelings and impressions, without the benefit of history.
Eragon pushed his fish around a lump of mashed tubers. Don't forget Hrothgar and the dwarf clans; they won't be quiet in this. Except for Arya, the elves have no say in the succession-a decision will be made before word of this even reaches them. But the dwarves can't be-won't be-ignored. Hrothgar favors the Varden, but if enough clans oppose him, he might be maneuvered into backing someone unsuited for the command.
And who might that be?
A person easily manipulated. He closed his eyes and leaned back. It could be anyone in Farthen Dûr, anyone at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Eldest

    Awsome book i've been told by people that reading adult books at age 10 is wierd. But it was worth it i like how the author dosn't want you to put the book down

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Amazing

    This is just amazing. I am a huge fan of fantasy books and this is the best series i have ever read next to harry potter. I started this series when i was in the sixth grade and have been addicted since. I wish they would make movies of this series and actually make them good unlike the failed atempt on the first eragon movie.these books take you into another world and christpher brings his characters to life. I have the whole series at home and i recommend this book for anyone who loves using their imagination and has alot of time on their hands because this book gets you hooked.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    If you read the series......

    You will find out that Brom is Eragons father not MORZAN!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    To review 7and 8

    7: jerk

    8: Brom is his father, you dipwad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Bypizzalovrr10

    Garret

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    To the people saying hi

    U r all so fumb if thts eht u do. This is a book reviww for like parents and/or children. U should lwarn something from this and if not then thts so retarted!!!! :/ :( :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Awedome!!!!!!

    Read the whole series great bookd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    COOLEST BOOK EVER!!!!!

    AWSOME BOOK! NEED TO CONTINUE MOVIES ON SERIES BOOKS! WHOOOOOOO HOOOOO! BUY BOOK ITS WORTH IT. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Like a boss

    This book ls like a boss

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Jeremias

    I think this book is too long and roran must die he is so annoying.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Dear spoiler

    MORZAN IS ERAGONS FATHER YOU IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2009

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    This Is one of the best books I've ever read!! I wasn't much into fantasy but after reading these books I am totally into it!! I have tried read other books with fantasy But there are none like these!! I have never read anything like this its AMAZING!!! Paolini has a Lot of Imagination!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2008

    A reviewer

    I loved thise book it was amazing if you read it you wont be dissapointed but you will be an addict to the books! i know that anyone who loves books about dragons and fantasy will love these books I hope you enjoy them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2008

    these series is amazing

    im a going to be a sophmore this year in highschool and these books are so amazing and captivating that to tell you the truth i kinda cried when brom died in the chapter DIAMOND TOMB Every one should read these books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2008

    Luv this book!

    I love this book and the first book they where great and I urge anyone who loves fantasy to read it you won't be disapointed-I promise!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

    Inheritance is Astonoshing!

    I am reading Eragon and it is my favorite book ever!! I can't wait until I can move on to Eldest! I love the Inheritance Series and I hope that Christopher Paolini will write a lot of books about Eragon and his dragon, Saphira.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2008

    inheritance addict, dragon lover

    eragon and eldest are my favorite books ever!!!! i love these books so much. i have read them like 20 times each, no lie. i cant wait for brisingr to come out!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2007

    A reviewer

    It's your decision to read Eldest, because people have mixed feelings about it. I read Eragon first, and I loved it! I just had to read Eldest. Unfortunately, I got bored when I was halfway done with it. Months later, I read it again and for some reason, my opinion completely changed! I loved it ALMOST as much as Eragon. It's a wonderful book and I recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2007

    A book Fanatic!

    I loved The Book. It's One Of the Best Books I've ever read in my life. It keep me at the edge of my seat all the way. I can't wait to read the next book in the Inheritance Trilogy! Your not going to be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2007

    awesome

    The books are amazing! I enjoyed eache book equally as much. The movie was pathetic though. Did they even read the book?!!!!! I cant wait for the third one!

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