Eragon/Eldest Boxed Set

Eragon/Eldest Boxed Set

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by Christopher Paolini
     
 

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In the #1 New York Times bestselling novels Eragon and Eldest, fifteen year-old Eragon discovers his destiny as a Dragon Rider. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and his dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. This…  See more details below

Overview

In the #1 New York Times bestselling novels Eragon and Eldest, fifteen year-old Eragon discovers his destiny as a Dragon Rider. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and his dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. This beautiful boxed set includes books I and II in the Inheritance trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375836589
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/23/2005
Series:
Inheritance Cycle Series
Edition description:
Slipcase Boxed Set
Pages:
1232
Product dimensions:
6.53(w) x 9.59(h) x 3.73(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

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. Both Eragon and Eldest, the second book in the Inheritance cycle, became instant New York Times bestsellers. Christopher is currently at work on Brisingr, the third volume in the cycle. He lives in Montana, where the dramatic landscape feeds his visions of Alagaësia.

You can find out more about Christopher and Inheritance at www.alagaesia.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eragon was the best book ever because it was packed with magic and action. The book was written by Christopher Paolini, at age 19 when he became a New York Times best selling author. He was home schooled all his life and graduated high school at age 15. Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance series and Eragon finds out a dangerous secret. As Eragon travels to the Varden with Brom he finds things out about himself he never thought possible, he meets people that could help him very much or they could kill him just as easily. If you read this book I¿m sure you would like it. I think this book teaches people to be careful, and watchful at all times. So read this book because it is the BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!
HarperPH More than 1 year ago
Since his first book, "Eragon," in the newly titled "Inheritance Saga"--it was supposed to be a trilogy, but a new book is now in the works--Christopher Paolini seems to be getting his "sea legs." The fun but very derivative first novel--well-written, but nothing special--has evolved into a riveting, compelling series. Paolini's characters have fleshed out, grown up, and become more varied and less "Lord of the Rings" meets Anne McCaffrey. Paolini has now found his own voice, and it is a beautiful thing indeed. I went from shaking my head in "Eragon" each time I met a derivative character, easily recognized from either Tolkien or McCaffrey, to not being able to put the books down. They are fairly long, but I wanted them longer, because I didn't want the story to end. When the author announced at the end of the third novel in the series that the trilogy had been scrapped to make room for another novel, the announcement was met with as much joy as I have when Bernard Cornwell comes out with a new book, or Sharon Kay Penman, or Robert Jordan--still waiting for the posthumous book ending his "Wheel of Time" series. Yes, Christopher Paolini can now claim a place with the exceptional writers of our day, and given the man's youth, we can only watch him grow even more in the coming years.
lil_devil_57 More than 1 year ago
Let me first say that the books are extremely better than the movie. This series may be pointed towards a young adult crowd, but it is great for anyone that enjoys a great imagination and story line. Once you get to know the characters it's hard to put the book down. Lots of action!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently read the reveiw that debated against this seris being plagerism. I just wanted to say that I Agree 100% That person made an excellent point saying that most people think the same of elves and dwarves. And also for the person who said " I like the book, but not really" please make up your mind. It's a do or you don't situation
Guest More than 1 year ago
These books are very well written, and very well placed throughout. The characters are touching and unforgettable, and the many fantasy creatures boost what you could only imagine. The only problem is the fact that there are some plot points that seem like a rip off, of Star Wars Episode IV and V. Other then that, these are novels that should not be pushed aside as just another lengthy bore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read both books in this series, expecting them to improve based on the glowing reviews of Eragon. However, the stories have paper thin plots and card board cut out characters. This is a paint by numbers story and possibly the worst I've ever read in my life. I don't usually write unfavorable reviews, but if I can encourage one person to save themselves from this, then it was worth it. Shame on you Knopf!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a comment on the format of this publication...NOT its content (which is a very good read). The term "Boxed Set" implies a box containing more than one book. There is no box involved here (other than the box the book was mailed in) and there is only one volume--containing both Eragon and Eldest between its covers. Not what I was expecting.
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I've read all of the books in this series. I read the first two when I was younger, before I saw the Star Wars movies & read & saw the Lord of the Rings movies. Initially, I thought these were some of the best books I'd ever read, but after I saw Star Wars, I lost respect, & after I read & saw the Lord of the Rings, I thought these books were silly & a load of junk. But after a few years, I decided to reread them, & found that despite these similarities, I still liked the books, though not quite as much as before. I'd definitely recommend these books to anyone; just don't get too irked when something seems like it's lifted from another story.
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dogsandcatsforever More than 1 year ago
I love this series. everyone should read these books. the movies are okay to!
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