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Author: Christopher Paolini Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Inheritance Cycle Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9780739338582
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From Christopher Paolini, the critically acclaimed author of the wildly popular novel Eragon, comes the second book in the Inheritance Cycle; Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2. Set immediately after the end of the first book, the story follows a greatly matured Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, as well as his cousin Roran as they battle the powerful forces of the evil King Galbatorix. Eragon and Saphira decide to leave their native kingdom and traverse the elf kingdom, where they are trained mentally and physically in order to fight Galbatorix and his servants, the Ra'zac. They join an elf clan, where they each meet a love interest and attempt to learn the ways of the elves in order to prepare for a penultimate battle with Galbatorix for the fate of the kingdom.

Meanwhile, Eragon's cousin Roran remains in the village and continues to rally his community against invasions by the Ra'zac at the behest of Galbatorix. He joins forces with the Varden, the secret society committed to the deposition of the evil king, and helps to conspire against the evil empire that killed his father in the first book and continues to commit atrocities and ravage the defenseless.

This second novel from Christopher Paolini is just as riveting and imaginative as the first, and is a must read for anyone who enjoyed Eragon.

Christopher Paolini graduated high school at the age of 15, the same age he began working on the Inheritance Cycle novels. Born in Montana to two parents in the publishing industry, he cites them and the landscape of Montana as influences for his work, along with such writers as J.R.R Tolkien and Brian Jacques.

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. . . . Praise for Eragon: “Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that’s sure to flourish.” –Booklist, Starred “Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.” –People “The new ‘It’ book of children’s lit.” –U.S. News & World Report “An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” –Publishers Weekly A #1 New York Times Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Book Sense Book of the Year A #1 Book Sense Selection Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 7/1/2011

    " i liked it alot and i think that it was a good cliff hanger for the last book, and i loved the extra story line that was added into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 6/30/2011

    " AWESOME BOOk!!!!! I can't wait for the fourth and final book of this series to come out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ambra | 6/28/2011

    " What an improvment compared to it's predecessors! I've read and re-read this book waiting for the 4th book! I love Paolini's descriptions and Saphira's POV chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 6/28/2011

    " Can't wait for the 4th one! This includes the series

    Ranked #4 on my top 10 fantasy list "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jairin | 6/28/2011

    " The decision to split the last book in two in my opinion was the wrong choice. It was very slow and had very few important details added into its many pages. However, it was deffinently worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 6/26/2011

    " Could have done without the boring chapter about swordmaking. As always, too many fancy verbs, adverbs, and adjectives, but I still enjoy reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 iyan | 6/26/2011

    " buku ke 2 yang memanjkan kita dengan detail imaji dunia sekitar shapire dan penuggangnya..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 6/20/2011

    " I can't wait for the 4th one. But he could definitely edit a bit! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arman | 6/18/2011

    " Amazing. The best of the three current books, except for the untimely cliff hanger at the end. The best description, emotion and writing skill in the three of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Owlette | 6/18/2011

    " I was hooked from the first two books and was desperate for a more than satisfactory ending. I got what I wanted! Eragon was by far the best in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Animelover | 6/17/2011

    " I did end up crying when I read this book. Now I really didn't like the first few pages in this book just because of the bloody ritual they did but I would read this book a hundred times more and just skip that part. "

About the Author

Christopher Paolini published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of nineteen and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle—Eragon and its three sequels—have sold nearly forty million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, his first adult novel, was a New York Times bestseller.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.