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Eldest (Inheritance Cycle #02)by Christopher Paolini
Synopses & Reviews
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 the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn't know whom he can trust.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle — one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.
Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life...
After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire. Reprint.
About the Author
Christopher Paolini began writing the Inheritance trilogy when he graduated from high school at 15—and became a bestselling author at 19 when Eragon was published by Knopf. He lives in Montana.
From the Hardcover edition.
Table of Contents
Synopsis of Eragon: Twin disaster — Council of elders — Truth among friends — Roran — Hunted hunters — Saphira's promise — Requiem — Fealty — A sorceress, a snake, and a scroll — Hrothgar's gift — Hammer and tongs — Retaliation — Az Sweldn rak Anhuin — Celbedeil — Diamonds in the night — Under a darkling sky — Down the rushing mere-wash — Drifting — Arya Svit-kona — Ceris — Wounds of the past — Wounds of the present — His enemy's face — Arrow to the heart — Dagshelgr invocation — Pinewood City — Queen Islanzadi — Out of the past — Conviction — Repercussions — Exodus — On the crags of Tel'naeir — Secret lives of ants — Under the Menoa Tree — Maze of opposition — Hanging by a thread — Elva — Resurgence — Why do you fight? — Black morning glory — Nature of evil — Image of perfection — Obliterator — Narda — Hammer falls — Beginning of wisdom — Broken egg and scattered nest — Gift of dragons — In a starry glade — Landfall — Teirm — Jeod Longshanks — Unexpected ally — Escape — Child's play — Premonition of war — Red blade, white blade — Visions of near and far — Gifts — Maw of the ocean — Running the boar's eye — To aberon — Burning plains — Clouds of war — NarGarzhvog — Witch's brew — Storm breaks — Convergence — Eldest — Inheritance — Reunion — Pronunciation guide and glossary — Acknowledgments — Sneak peek at book three.
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