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Eldest: Inheritance cycle, book two

Eldest: Inheritance cycle, book two

Paolini, Christopher; Paolini, Christopher

The stone that Eragon thought was a valuable gem was a dragon egg. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is plunged into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. This is book two of a three volume set of the 'Inheritance' series, featuring Eragon and his dragon Saphira

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 9+. Short stories. Fantasy/Magic.
Published London: Corgi, [2011?]
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Statement of responsibility: Christopher Paolini
ISBN: 0552552119, 9780552552110
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Eldest originally published: London: Doubleday, 2006.
Physical Description: 681 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
Series: Inheritance
Subject: Children's stories, American.; Eragon (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.; Fantasy fiction, American.
Series Title: Inheritance.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 7
Interest Level: UY
Points: 36
Quiz Number: 208336

Author note

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 aNew York Timesbestselling author at nineteen. Christopher lives in Montana, USA, where the dramatic landscape fed his vision of Alagaesia.Inheritance,the final book in the sequence, will be published in November 2011.


"A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . A galloping good example of its genre"
Daily Telegraph||"This book is an achievement. Readers will be transported"
The 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||"Bound for the bestsellers"
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Back cover copy

Darkness falls . . . Despair abounds . . . Evil reigns.

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the 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, 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 batle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger . . .