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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.
Great product and service. I am enjoying the stories. The voice overs are great to listen to.Published 7 days ago by Margaret Gambardella
Bought for my son after reading the first book, he is 10 and his nose has been buried in it since it arrived!!Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Elaine Skene
Pages of print missing !! returned book and the next book still had print missing!!Published 2 months ago by Andrew Webster
Have bought all 4 of these books, and was surprised to learn that the first book was written when he was 15. They seem very well written, and are full of detail. Read morePublished 2 months ago by H
As above for Eragon Movie Books were great reading and worth re-visitingPublished 2 months ago by phoenixbots
Am amazing book totally worth the read but Paolini's style of writing seems to be a little less fluid than Wagon and the story is a little more broken upPublished 3 months ago by David B