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...
Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana. He 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 40 million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is his first adult novel.
Series contains 4 primary works and has 6 total works. Current series reading order on below.
Related series Tales from Alagaësia
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Eldest is the second book of the Inheritance series. Eldest isn't a special book. It's a bit predictable and flat, but I've read plenty of worse fantasy books, so I decided to give this book two stars. If you're expecting an intelligent and interesting story, you'll be disappointed, because you won't find depth in this book. But if you're looking for light and average fantasy, this book is a good choice.