Eldest (Inheritance Cycle, Book 2) (The Inheritance Cycle)
- Publish Date: 2007-03-13
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Christopher Paolini
Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, theÂ New York TimesÂ bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider EragonÂ has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.Â With newly updated interlocking art across the spines of all four books!
Darkness fallsâ¦despair aboundsâ¦evil reignsâ¦
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 doesnât know whom he can trust.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battleâone that might put Eragon in even graver danger.
Will the kingâs dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . .
Praise for The Inheritance Cycle:
An authentic work of great talent. --New York Times Book Review
Paolini is a spellbinding fantasy writer. --The Boston Globe
A breathtaking and unheard of success. --USA Today
Christopher Paolini is a true rarity. --The Washington Post
âChristopher Paolini make[s] literary magic.â âPeople
âThe new âItâ book of childrenâs lit.â âU.S. News & World Report
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A #1Â USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller