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Eldest

Paolini, Christopher (Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Eldest
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After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training in magic and swordsmanship so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire.
Authors: Paolini, Christopher
Title: Eldest
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2007], c2005.
Edition: First trade paperback edition
Characteristics: xvii, 679 p. :,map ;,21 cm.
Notes: Includes a sneak peek at Book III in The inheritance trilogy.
Summary: After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training in magic and swordsmanship so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire.
Audience: 970
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 15 18 53 60 61 62 70 74 76 102 109 118 133 149 150 152 159 172 182 193 203 210 216 222 243
ISBN: 9780375840401
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher Paolini
Subject Headings: Imaginary places Juvenile fiction. Dragons Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction-2007.
Young adult fiction-2007.
Topical Term: Imaginary places
Dragons
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Aug 27, 2014
  • Alixvdm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I disagree with micahkolding...

This book was very good and one of my all time faves! I recommend this book to all Hobbit lovers, Lord of the Rings etc..

Reading Brinsgr (3rd book of the series) next. :)

I agree with Dance_enchanted_star74. I also want to write. I hope my books could be half as good!

Aug 06, 2014
  • Dance_enchanted_Star74 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have read this series multiple times and each time I cant ever put the book down. I, like many others, strongly disagree with micahkolding.... Eragon doesn't whine. He was just afraid of people thinking he was power hungry. I disagree with micahkolding on many of his/her other points. But I thought Paolini's idea for the series and his writing was very unique and original. I would also like to be a writer when I grow and I thought that even if I did write book.. that nobody would really like it. Then I found out about how young Paolini was when he wrote his books and now he's an inspiration to me. He is one of my top authors and I hope that when I publish my first book that it will be as great as his. !!!

Paolini's writing is amazing.
i would not get up until i finished this book.

I disagree with micahkolding..... I don't ever remember Eragon whining. He did the best he could under the circumstances. >:(
A good book, I have read the series over and over again.

Mar 07, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This. Book. Was. Huge. I felt very overwhelmed when I began, just by the sheer size of it. I liked how the book pretty much picked up from the ending of the last book, and the interesting way the author integrated Eragon's new disadvantage with his back injury, it added a deeper feeling of emotion that the reader could feel empathy towards. I feel like character development throughout the book was incredible, and that Eragon seemed to grow much more mature. I loved Saphira. No surprise there. Like the first book, I found the beginning more about setting the stage for the rest of the book, the middle important but not so exciting, and the ending completely mind-blowing. Honestly, reading all those pages was worth it. Advice to future readers; if you feel like not much is happening/it's boring, please power through, and you will not be disappointed (I wasn't).

Jan 16, 2014
  • Doctor_10101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Better than the first book.

Nov 13, 2013
  • nehc rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I also disagree with micahkolding. This book is amazing, but the chapters about Roran are boring.

Oct 24, 2013
  • leooutlooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I don't agree with michahkolding. Paolini created a unique experience that only true fantasy fans can appreciate.

Sep 29, 2013
  • micahkolding rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

As if the first book wasn't laughable enough, Paolini dives into the second book of his series with the apparent goal of seeing how loathsome he can make his hero. Eragon repeatedly trumpets about how he does not want to abuse his power, and then schemes to take power away from a council of elders and grant it to a solitary monarch. His master tries to teach him about the importance of patience and hard work, and then he happily allows himself to be magically transformed into a super-human so that he doesn't have to train anymore. He spends most of the book living in the lap of luxury among the elves, and has the audacity to whine about it while his cousin toils. Meanwhile, Paolini makes it fairly clear that he learned about women from the Lord of the Rings books. If you can struggle through this quagmire of pretension, sexism, and elf-fetishism, you'll be rewarded with a twist ending that couldn't possibly surprise anybody with a passing familiarity with the phrase, "Luke, I am your father."

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Aug 27, 2014
  • Alixvdm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 17, 2014
  • horselover2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
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Aug 09, 2013
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May 03, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 05, 2013
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Jul 19, 2012
  • Red_Kangaroo_5 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 09, 2013
  • crossroadskeeper rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Eragon continues his fight against the evil empire in the second book, which willmake little sense without the first. In this books he meets up with all kinds and shapes.

Feb 10, 2012
  • EBeaudoin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The second book in the Inheritance series, Eldest, is about Dragons and the people who ride them, called Riders. The main characters are Eragon, a human and Saphira, who is his dragon. In this story Eragon and Saphira travel to Du Weldenvarden to train with the Elves. When they are done training they fight in a big battle in Surda.

Dec 15, 2011
  • henry02 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

After defeating the shade Durza in the battle of Farthen Dur, Eragon and his dragon saphira must travel to the guarded realm of the elves to learn the secrets of magic and the Ancient Language. Meanwhile in Carvahall, his old home, his cousin Roran must fight against the vile Ra'zac and take his own place at the head of his people

Jul 26, 2008
  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The adventures of a young man and a dragon that include elves, dwarves, monsters, other dragons and of course the enemy king.

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Aug 09, 2013
  • crossroadskeeper rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: It's basically a fantasy book about war

May 03, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: battles some bloody and brutal some sad betrayals and EPIC scenes

Jul 26, 2010
  • Green_Wolf_5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 26, 2010
  • Green_Wolf_5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Aug 16, 2014
  • Dance_enchanted_Star74 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and shall. There is only now."

Jul 08, 2014
  • Brandon97_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“It is better to be taught to think critically than to be told on what to believe.”

Jul 08, 2014
  • Brandon97_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.”

Reaching out, Murtagh pried Zar'roc from Eragon's fist and unbuckled Zar'roc's red sheath from the belt of Beloth the Wise. "If I have become my father, then I will have my father's blade. Thorn is my dragon, and a thorn he shall be to all our enemies. It is only right. then, that I should also wield the sword Misery. Misery and Thorn, a fit match. Besides, Zar'roc should have gone to Morzan's eldest son, not his youngest. It is mine by right of birth."

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