Eldest

Eldest : (Inheritance Book 2)

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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 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 . . .show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 43mm | 472g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552155527
  • 9780552155526
  • 185,939

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"Filled with darkness and evil, excitement and awe, this is a must for lovers of fantasy" * Good Book Guide * "Wonderful . . . a real page turner, the best adventure tale you'll ever read" * Scottish Sunday Herald *show more

About Christopher Paolini

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. Now twenty-two, he lives with his family in Montana, USA.show more

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"Filled with darkness and evil, excitement and awe, this is a must for lovers of fantasy"show more

Back cover copy

The challenges for Eragon and his dragon Saphira are by no means over.Having proved himself in battle as a Dragon Rider, Eragon must now travel to the land of the elves to be tutored in magic and swordsmanship, the essential skills of a Dragon Rider.But the Empire is in the grip of evil and Eragon is dogged by chaos and betrayal at every turn.Will the wicked king Galbatorix's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with his life... 'Filled with darkness and evil, excitement and awe, this is a must for lovers of fantasy' Good Book Guide 'Wonderful...a real page turner, the best adventure tale you'll ever read' Scottish Sunday Heraldshow more

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