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Eragon's Guide to Alagaesia (The Inheritance cycle) [Hardcover]

Christopher Paolini
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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5 Nov 2009 The Inheritance cycle
'Greetings, Dragon Rider. It is a great honour to be chosen as a Rider. I have compiled these papers for you as an introduction to the most important peoples, places and things within Alagaesia. Study them most carefully, for some day your life may depend upon this information. Mine has, and more than once' - Eragon Shadeslayer.

This is a full-color extravaganza, an exploration deep into the world of Alagaesia, as told by Eragon himself, hero of Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr. In fifteen lavishly illustrated spreads, the reader is invited to explore the landscape and cities of Alagaesia and its many races, including dragons, humans, Urgals, dwarves and elves. Each spread is filled with special effects and stunning examples of paper engineering and other elements.

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Childrens (5 Nov 2009)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0385617887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385617888
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 30.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Paolini was educated at home by his parents. His abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen. He became a New York Times bestselling author at nineteen. Christopher lives in Montana, USA, where the dramatic landscape fed his vision of Alagaesia.

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"'A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . a galloping good example of its genre'" (Daily Telegraph)

"'This book is an achievement. Readers . . . will be transported'" (Sunday Times)

"'A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon - Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story'" (Guardian)

"'A stirring fantasy of epic proportions'" (The Bookseller)

"It is a very exciting and thrilling book" (Anthony Withington, Arnold School Teen Titles Issue 39)

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A thrilling addition to the mega-bestselling books of the Inheritance cycle. A full-colour exploration of the world of Alagaesia.

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Weak text, lovely pictures 24 Mar 2010
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
My immediate reaction to Christopher Paolini's newest book: Is this a blue edition of "Dragonology"?

No, apparently it's "Eragon's Guide to Alagaesia," a rather bare-bones encyclopedia of the history, peoples, creatures and assorted trivia of Christopher Paolini's imaginary world. The text doesn't tell the readers much that the books haven't also told them, but it's a prettily arranged book with some extremely impressive pictures and intriguing clarifications of known facts (like what the heck a shrrg is).

It opens with a little envelope with a letter from Paolini's protagonist, promising to show readers more about Alagaesia. After a brief welcome page, Paolini explores the various aspects of his imaginary world, each with their own little section: Alagaesia's maps and cities, geographical features (the Forest of Stone), plants (the Fricai Andiat mushrooms), animals (the dragonesque fanghur), the dragons and the Dragon-riders, the city of Tronjheim and the forest of Ellesmera, and so on and so forth.

It also studies the various bipedal races of Alagaesia, and (of course) the Elves are vastly overrepresented -- humans and Urgals each get one page, while the Elves get four and the Dwarves get two. Paolini also informs readers about their weapons, their homes, their language (complete with a very short fold-out "Dwarvish/Elvish for Beginners"), their clothes, and unique qualities like Isidar Mithrim (I still don't understand why it was so high up).

If you've read the books of the "Inheritance" series, then you probably will know about 95% of the information contained in "Eragon's Guide to Alagaesia.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it 29 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is a beautiful book containing great illustrations and information about the different races in Alageasia. The best page for me was the map after the Welcome page. I had this open while I was reading the fourth book - Inheritance - and was able to use it to trace where all the events were happening. Brilliant!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value 19 Nov 2011
By Simone
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I recently bought this item as a gift for my partner. It was well packaged and arrived quite quickly. The book is of good quality and has a lot of clever hidden features inside. It is a great gift for any readers of the Eragon books as it details the landscapes and so on. My partner was very pleased with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Feb 2014
By May B
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my 7 year old son who is a big fan of Eragon - the writing is minute, but he has no trouble reading it! It's lovely, lots of little pockets and details, my son absolutely loves it - it's a shame there aren't more books like this for other reading material popular with children (as well as adults!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 7 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
this is one detailed book! it is helpful, interesting and has a lot of pull-outs. it begins with a letter from eragon, explaining what the main theme of the book is, then goes through the various races, plants, places and animals in alagaesia. there are some detailed drawings, little trinkets( an elven token) and some touch-and feel things( e.g an elvish fabric)
the only trouble is the "heart of hearts" at the very back. it doesnt look like the description in the books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 15 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It was really nice to see all the illustrations and get loads of little pieces of information along with it! It also has many little interesting pull outs!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all young Eragon Fans 25 Aug 2013
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What a beautiful book this is. We have a huge Paolini fan in our household so this was a perfect gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eragon's guide to Alagaesia 5 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
The Eragon's guide to Alagaesia was a very fantastic book. This book was all about what I read in the Eragon's sequal. I found it very interesting to read because you can find everything in this book, for example the elves, the urgals, the humans, the dragons etc. Everything about them was all written in this book.
There was a lot of images such as maps, the Spine mountain and also the dragons.
The book was generally written by Eragon the Shadeslayer perspective.
It was the best book that you should definitely need to get and read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A fun, must-have edition to any Dragon Rider's library
Fabulously fun and full of such wonderful, exquisite detail this brilliant book is a wonderful edition to the Eragon series by Christopher Paolini. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Lucinda
5.0 out of 5 stars Eragon!
Great book or gift for an Eragon fan. Includes much information, many pictures, and many different extras which are quite fun.
Published 12 months ago by Jake Watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Book
This was ordered through Marketplace as a second hand book, and when it was received it was "like new"
The book is excellent for all ages with lots of interesting and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by David Esden
5.0 out of 5 stars alagaesia guide
This is a beautiful book, a pleasure for sight and touch, beautifully thought out.I would thoroughly recommend this to readers of Eragon
Published 13 months ago by willow
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing addition to your Inheritance Cycle!
This book is really interesting to look and reading through! It provides a much needed visual fix for readers of the Inheritance cycle. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Sarien
5.0 out of 5 stars It fantastic!
It is absolutely amazing - loads of beautiful drawings and little interactive bits such as letters and samples of fur/leaves etc. Read more
Published 15 months ago by JO
5.0 out of 5 stars bobby
It is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christopher Paolini is my faverout athor and I think making a guide to alagaesia was a great idea. Read more
Published 22 months ago by bob
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