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Picking up from the exact point where its predecessor gave way, Eldest begins with dragon rider and now shade slayer, Eragon, on the battlefield of his greatest triumph. He is saddened by the death and carnage before him, and fearful for the future. King Galbatorix is, despite this battle won, still the cruel ruler of the Empire and must be defeated. Together with the beautiful and elegant dragon, Saphira, with whom he can communicate without speech, they must travel to Ellesmera fabled land of the Elves to undergo further training in magic, swordsmanship and other worldly necessities.
Meanwhile, in his homeland, in the village of Carvahall, Eragons cousin Roran faces challenges of his own. The kings men, and the dark creature that instructs them, lay siege to the tiny mountain community in the hope of finding Roran, and thus lead them to Eragon. After fierce resistance, Roran leads the villagers on a long, arduous journey to salvation (hopefully) with the community known as the Varden.
Told in alternate chapters, the stories of both young men on separate missions give this difficult second novel a refreshing feel. Eragon is still the star, but has a substantial second cast to make this novel a worthy sequel to the first book and a tantalising bridge to the final chapter in volume three.
(Age 12 and over) --John McLay --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Fabulous sequel to Eragon. Brilliant series of books, totally enthralling.Published 1 month ago by Mrs Susan E Camps
Although I read these as paper editions I've just downloaded the set onto my Kindle to enjoy againPublished 1 month ago by Mr. David Vasey
Fourth time reading Eldest. Absolutely fantastic book in the Inheritance Cycle.Published 2 months ago by Kayleigh James
Exciting adventures from the start to finish. The fastest time I have ever read a book in!!!! Hope the finale will be even better.Published 2 months ago by Neil Murphy