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Inheritance Cycle Omnibus: Eragon and Eldest [Paperback]

Christopher Paolini
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1 July 2008 Inheritance Cycle
Enjoy every word of the first two books in the Inheritance cycle in one convenient volume. Featuring brand new cover art and never before seen original manuscript pages!

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  • Paperback: 1197 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (1 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375857044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375857041
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15.3 x 5.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,079,830 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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The first two titles of the Inheritance cycle in one fantastic book! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap

ERAGON

One boy ...

One dragon ...

A world of adventure ...

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the luck discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itslef.

Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a kind whose evil knows no bounds.

Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands ...

ELDEST

Darkness falls...

Swords clash...

Evil reigns.

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the might 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 text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now, what are you waiting for? 1 April 2007
Format:Hardcover
Has someone ever given you a book you just can't find time to read? That happened to me with "Eragon" and "Eldest". I liked the story, as summed up in the cover, but a lot of the reviews I had previously read about the series were awful, mostly criticizing the style of its author, Christopher Paolini, or saying that these book were just an imitation of others, for example the books in the "Lord of the Rings" series.

I must confess that I let those spiteful comments get to me, and I always found something else to read before tackling the books included in this box set. That is, until I watched the movie, loosely based on the book of the same name written by Paolini. It wasn't spectacular, but it had something special that made you care for Eragon, a young man like many others that ends up discovering a dragon's egg, and changing his destiny and that of Alagaesia.

"Eragon", the film, was a good introduction to Paolini's world, a world of magic and dragons, elves and strange creatures. All the same, I wanted more, so I went straight to the source. I picked up the book that had been waiting patiently for me and started reading. I read it in a day, without stopping, enjoying the fact that Paolini's story was much, much better than what the film had allowed me to glimpse, and that I was on holidays and could allow myself the luxury of reading the whole book without having to stop and go to work :)

Of course, reading "Eragon" was not enough, and immediately after finishing it I started reading "Eldest". Truth to be told, I liked it just as much or more. "Eldest" picks up where "Eragon" ended, and allows us to know what is happens with Eragon, Saphira and their friends, and what they need to do in order to survive the wrath of king Galbatorix.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eragon and Eldest 22 April 2007
Format:Hardcover
These books are both excellently written, carrying the reader along at breakneck pace with the young hero Eragon and his steadfast dragon Saphira through the strange land of Alagasea and it's varying multitude of inhabitants. It is an engaging read and shows off the talents of Christopher Paolini to be amongst the best in this genre of books. If you like fantasy novels then these are a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WICKED 10 April 2006
Format:Hardcover
THIS BOOK IS BRILLIANT!
I read these 2 books within 2 weeks, i couldn't get my nose out of them. I got so frustrated when i had to go to school and i came home as soon as possible just to start reading them again!
Eragon is full of the mysteries of the Ra-zac and Eldest is so full of twists and un-expected surprises i wouldn't do anything else and just spent my weekends reading. I've lent Eragon to my best mate and told her if she damages it she'll be paying for it and giving me compensation! She wasn't sure at first but she said she's got to the 3rd chapter and now she can't get her nose out of it either! She want's too read Eldest next and i've said i'd lend it to her only if she will give the first one back!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWSOME 24 Jan 2006
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Format:Hardcover
I highly reccommend this book, i have read theese books many times and they are they best books i have ever read. I highly sugest reading this if you havent already.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 3 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
very good had a job to put it down. my daughter was also into it, and she was just as interested in it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lost. Time 4 Nov 2013
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I really enjoyed this story and find I come back time after time because there is always something new to entrance with each reading.
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Great fantasy story of dragons in a mythical land called Alagesia, somewhat like Lord of the Rings complete with humans, elves, dwarves, magic, good and evil. Easy to read and there are 4 volumes to keep you going. This box set covers the 1st 2 volumes and is in paperback format
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant More Please 11 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed the reading the books. I am not sure they are to everyone's taste but if you are into fantasy then, read on
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4.0 out of 5 stars Who bore you may not be that father
I really enjoyed the book! I gave it only four stars because when there is action it is just said with no suddenly. He introduces action badly
Published 16 months ago by Luke Richdale
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Books
Love these books, a really good read. Bought the whole set and would recomment these to all who like a well written fantasy story.
Published 18 months ago by Loretta Peyto
5.0 out of 5 stars eragon and eldest
what a grea book to read, it had my imagination going, i was in this story and throught the series of books. Read more
Published 18 months ago by J. M. Trace
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Love Eregon Buy This Set!
This is superb value. The set cost less than buying the books separately. The whole trasaction was perfect - excellent coms - fast delivery - perfect products... Read more
Published on 19 Dec 2011 by Elaine67
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Read
Whilst I agree with much of the criticism pointed at it.

"Its so obviously like Star Wars and Lord of The Rings"

I suggest one take a step back and remember... Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2011 by C Robertson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Omnibus
These two books are fantastic to read and keep you on your toes throughout them. Ideal for fans of fantasy such as Lord of the Rings. Read more
Published on 24 April 2011 by Moodles92
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!
This book is absolutly captivating!
I got my Kindle for christmas and this was the first book i purchased on it, i have physically unable to put it down, I've been on the edge... Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2011 by Miss Katriona Bennett
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Special
What a waste of time and money these books are. If you are interested, go to a library. Paolini is one of the worst writers whom I have ever read. Read more
Published on 1 Jan 2011 by Aarin Galbraith
4.0 out of 5 stars great value
this two in one book was fantastic value, is well thumbed and a little worn, but price reflected that. Read more
Published on 17 Sep 2010 by samantha
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