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Eldest

Inheritance, Book II

by Christopher Paolini

Eldest
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2005, 704 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 2007, 704 pages

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The shelf-bending sequel to Eragon. Ages 12+

From the book jacket: 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.

Comment: As you probably know, home-schooled Paolini wrote the first volume in his planned trilogy when he was 15, having graduated from high-school via correspondence course. When it was finished the family had the book printed and Paolini toured over 135 schools and libraries to promote it, dressed in a medieval costume of red ...

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