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 ...Read MoreDarkness 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 ...This book includes an exclusive extract from book three in the series!Read Less
Well developed & written. Who doesn't love dragons & elves & dwarves?!
Apr 28, 2011
Great third installment. Lots of fun to read for any age! Can't wait for the fourth to come out!!!!!
Mar 10, 2011
Wonderful follow up to Eragon
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I was eager to finish it and start the next. These books are considered "Young Adult", but they are for all ages. I hope that Christopher Paolini continues to write more of Eragon and Saphira.
Feb 5, 2009
great fantasy stories
Again for my son for xmas we bought this series of cd's. They help him relax and sleep at night, he is in the middle of reading the series and loves the tapes too! Great for avid readers like my son.
Jul 7, 2008
This book was SO good that i might have to buy one for all of my friends for gifts. I was really impressed with its detail and ingenuity. I thought that it was almost bettert then Eragon (the first book). I was so enthralled that I am am barely able to wait until the next book comes out in September 2008. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone!
Publishers Weekly, 2005-09-12 Narrator Gerard Doyle picks up where he left off narrating Eragon by Christopher Paolini, with its follow-up, Eldest. Again lending his assured, compelling delivery to the proceedings, Brit Doyle relates the continuing adventures of dragon-rider Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, now in Ellesmera, land of the elves. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-07-25 This phone-book size second helping in Paolini's planned Inheritance Trilogy picks up with the battle-scarred but conquering hero, first introduced in Eragon, and his dragon, Saphira. As the novel opens, the two are neck-deep in political intrigue over choosing a successor to replace Ajihad, the Varden's slain leader. The scope of the story expands when Eragon and Arya, the elfin ambassador he not-so-secretly lusts after, head to Ellesm?ra so he can complete his training as a Rider. Eragon's cousin, Roran, makes a more perilous journey, leading the townspeople of Carvahall in pursuit of the villain Galbatorix and his cronies, who have kidnapped Roran's fianc?eAhoping to bait Eragon and Saphira. The narrative shifts occasionally to follow the troubles plaguing Nasuada, Ajihad's daughter, who now leads the Varden. Fans of the first volume will find even more of the same here: a wealth of descriptive detail, mythic archetypes and prolonged battle sequences. Here, the inspiration sometimes seems less Tolkien than Star Wars (Eragon says "Yes, Master" frequently). The most affecting element remains the tender relationship between dragon and Rider, and teens will empathize as the object of Eragon's affection (repeatedly) spurns him, his teacher humbles him and he struggles with questions about God and vegetarianism. Readers who persevere are rewarded with walloping revelations in the final pages, including the meaning of the title and the identity of the red dragon on the cover. The story leaves off with a promise To Be Continued. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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