Eldest (Inheritance Cycle Series #2)

Eldest (Inheritance Cycle Series #2)

by Christopher Paolini
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Eldest (Inheritance Cycle Series #2) by Christopher Paolini

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 Galbatroix, 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 a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375826702
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/23/2005
Series: Inheritance Cycle Series , #2
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 89,694
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.13(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About 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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Eldest (Inheritance Cycle Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2486 reviews.
VaBookworm More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book! It's GREAT! I actually cried at one part... I loved Eragon, and I'm glad Eldest didn't let me down. I wish they'd continue producing the movies. The Eragon movie is what got me to read the books in the first place. Chris Paolini is an incredible writer! I still can't believe these monstrous books, with their incredible characters, languages, lands, and creatures was created by a guy younger than me! I don't usually read these sorts of books, but I'm glad I did. It's been a nice change of pace in terms of reading material, and it's been an awesome adventure.
2Electic More than 1 year ago
...I read Eragon. I was hooked so I had to read this one too. Then of course I just couldn't wait to read the next. I really am enjoying this series and am looking forward to the conclusion book. This is my idea of escapism. You find yourself pulled into the story and loving or hating the characters as they appeal to you. I would recommend this not just to young adults but to older readers as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books in my time, and Eldest, along with the other books in the Eragon series are some of the best i have seen in a long time. If you like fantasty, adventure, and a hint of love stories, you will love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great theme/story. Love it
banksa More than 1 year ago
I have reread this book several times! Enjoy it alot! Characters are well made and allow you to really get into the story!
JakeH More than 1 year ago
This book was an amazing follow up of Eragon! As with Eragon, it was thrilling and action packed which keeps the reader on the edge of their seat and unable to put the book down. I would (and have) suggest this series to anyone and everyone because it is perfect for anyone who can read at this level! I can't wait to see what Paolini comes out with next, heres hoping for more stories from Alagaesia!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, but itcould use some improvements where Roran is concerned. But Eragon's story is fantastic, a wonderful sequel to the first book, Eragon. I really enjoy reading this and it kept me entertained for over 9 hoirs on a car trip. Even after reading it for so long, I still read before I went to bed that night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book!!!!!!
Soulman820 More than 1 year ago
Eldest is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone of my friends. The whole Inheritance Cycle is very good. I have just started to read Brisingr and I like it very much. Eldest has action, fantasy, and suspense just like Eragon which is a good book also. Kids will love this book and so will parents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't decide which is better, Inheritance Cycle or Heroes of Olympus. Click yes if you like both and want minecraft pe for nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much i think i cried when it was over! I could not believe the ending!!! You have to read this! No matter how old u are! Read it!!!
Skey More than 1 year ago
My son talked me into starting the series and I thought it would be too geared to young people for me to enjoy, but then I thought that about Harry Potter books too. Love the atmosphere, the scenery, and the depth of characters. Makes me feel like I'm there. I'm currently reading Brisingr and haven't regretted any money spent on these ebooks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Hope Paolini goes on to do great things.
Chancy More than 1 year ago
I wasn't expecting to like this series so much! What a pleasant surprise! I had been reading some really good series' lately and didn't think anything could top them but Christopher Paolini has done an amazing job with this series. I feel like the characters are like old friends. I would highly recommend this book (and series) to everyone!
-Love_Books- More than 1 year ago
This book just picked off where Eragon left off and kept going... As always I love this book and it is just as good if not better as Eragon. Great twist at the end that you dont see coming! If you liked Eragon then definitly take the time to read this sequel!
sfarrell More than 1 year ago
I read Eragon because everyone else had already read Eragon. It was a fun read, although I agree that you can see every fantasy classic mimiced within the pages. However, with Eldest, Paolini matures as a writer. Funny how his protagonist transforms into a Rider while the man behind the curtain gains his writing chops. Can't wait to read the final installment. (And if you like Paolini, you gotta try Lloyd Alexander. I've included the Prydain series with this review. They rock.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You annoy me. Now when i find out while i'm Reading, it will take all the surprise out. A$sholes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is the best! I love eragon and saphira XD :D
KMolitor More than 1 year ago
The second book Eldest of the Inheritance Cycle Series is just as amazing as the first! The story continues right where it left off and you will whip through it. The great thing about all these books is they are thick so you get to read the book for a while. I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Filled with EPIC proportion!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello i recommend this book to you i am only 10 and i love this book. Good byye Harry Potter fans! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the book it gets somewhat confusing but its still a good book. Its a must read if liked Eragon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, this book is really good. I loved it, although when roran was being boring i skipped that. I went back to it later though. I mean roran and eragon are really two different stories. Over all it is an amazing book. Not as good as the fourth one, but i wont spoil it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written series... the writing flows with imagination and details of a spectacular quest where good must overcome evil. Eragon's character is believable and has you rooting for him throughout the saga. From the moment I picked up the first book, Eragon, I was lost in this world of humans, elves, dragons, dwarfs and enjoyed every page. Would Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantistic book. Detailis always important to lure many readers to do what readers do read!!!! and that exactly what the serises does, leaves you hanging. Great it is a must read for everyone willing to read. GO ERAGON!!!!!!!!!!!