Reader Review: Eldest was not as good as the first book, Eragon, in The Inheritance Cycle, it switched between characters too often and was too slow for my taste. Don't misunderstand though, it was a great book and a perfect bridge to Brisingr. But, it was definitely lacking.
This deluxe edition of the runaway international bestseller includes:
·A sneak peek at Book III
·An exclusive, full-color foldout poster of Glaedr by award-winning artist John Jude Palencar
·A revealing excerpt of the history of Alagaësia
·Never-before-seen art by the author, including an image of Brom’s elf ring
·A complete and comprehensive list of people, places, things, and dwarf clans
Darkness falls. . . . Swords clash. . . . 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 Ellesméra, 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. . . .
From the Hardcover edition.
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|Title of eBook: Eldest (Limited Edition)||Series: Inheritance, , #2|
|Release Date: 09-26-2006|
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|Publisher: Random House Children's Books|
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Eldest (Limited Edition)
Chapter OneThe Council of Elders
Saphira's breathing quickened, and she opened her eyes, yawning expansively. Good morning, little one.
Is it? He looked down and leaned on his hands, compressing the mattress. It's terrible ... Murtagh and Ajihad ... Why didn't sentries in the tunnels warn us of the Urgals? They shouldn't have been able to trail Ajihad's group without being noticed. ... Arya was right, it doesn't make sense.
We may never know the truth, said Saphira gently. She stood, wings brushing the ceiling. You need to eat, then we must discover what the Varden are planning. We can't waste time; a new leader could be chosen within hours.
Eragon agreed, thinking of how they had left everyone yesterday: Orik rushing off to give King Hrothgar the tidings, Jormundur taking Ajihad's body to a place where it would rest until the funeral, and Arya, who stood alone and watched the goings-on.
Eragon rose and strapped on Zar'roc and his bow, then bent and lifted Snowfire's saddle. A line of pain sheared through his torso, driving him to the floor, where he writhed, scrabbling at his back. It felt like he was being sawed in half. Saphira growled as the ripping sensation reached her. She tried to soothe him with her own mind but was unable to alleviate his suffering. Her tail instinctually lifted, as if to fight.
It took minutes before the fit subsided and the last throb faded away, leaving Eragon gasping. Sweat drenched his face, making his hair stick and his eyes sting. He reached back and gingerly fingered the top of his scar. It was hot and inflamed and sensitive to touch. Saphira lowered her nose and tou...
Title: Eldest (Limited Edition)
Average Customer Review:
Number of Comments: 2 Rating(s) 2 Review(s)
13 of 21 people found the following eBook Review Helpful
This is the sequel to "Eragon" which was an imagin
June 27, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Hayling Island, Hampshire GB
This is the sequel to "Eragon" which was an imaginative fantasy novel. "Eldest" is not as good - it lacks the humour of sections of the first novel, and in places plods - but is still worth the read. Paolini has created a convincing fantasy world.
Not as good
December 2, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from Phoenix, AZ USA
Eldest was not as good as the first book, Eragon, in The Inheritance Cycle, it switched between characters too often and was too slow for my taste. Don't misunderstand though, it was a great book and a perfect bridge to Brisingr. But, it was definitely lacking.
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