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Eldest    by Christopher Paolini
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From Amazon.com:
Surpassing its popular prequel Eragon, this second volume in the Inheritance trilogy shows growing maturity and skill on the part of its very young author, who was only seventeen when the first volume was published in 2003. The story is solidly in the tradition (some might say derivative) of the classic heroic quest fantasy, with the predictable cast of dwarves, elves, and dragons--but also including some imaginatively creepy creatures of evil.

The land of Alagaesia is suffering under the Empire of the wicked Galbatorix, and Eragon and his dragon Saphira, last of the Riders, are the only hope. But Eragon is young and has much to learn, and so he is sent off to the elven forest city of Ellesmera, where he and Saphira are tutored in magic, battle skills, and the ancient language by the wise former Rider Oromis and his elderly dragon Glaedr. Meanwhile, back at Carvahall, Eragon's home, his cousin Roran is the target of a siege by the hideous Ra'zac, and he must lead the villagers on a desperate escape over the mountains. The two narratives move toward a massive battle with the forces of Galbatorix, where Eragon learns a shocking secret about his parentage and commits himself to saving his people.

The sheer size of the novel, as well as its many characters, places with difficult names, and its use of imaginary languages make this a challenging read, even for experienced fantasy readers. It is essential to have the plot threads of the first volume well in mind before beginning--the publisher has provided not only a map, but a helpful synopsis of the first book and a much-needed Language Guide. But no obstacles will deter the many fans of Eragon from diving headfirst into this highly-awaited fantasy. (Ages 12 and up)
--Patty Campbell
Mar 23rd 2013
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    i seen it in the national bookstore in the pillipines
Mar 23rd 2013
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    its cool and sad
Mar 23rd 2013
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    Just as great as the first though with even more action and adventure as they continue their adventure from eragon. I just wish I knew what the next book in this series was called...
Mar 23rd 2013
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    I love this book
Mar 23rd 2013
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    this book is okay. I don't realy like the parts with roran.
Mar 23rd 2013
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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    its brill
Mar 23rd 2013
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    this book deserves six stars! ! silver
Mar 23rd 2013
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    GREAT BOOK!THORN HAS A BEAUTIFUL COLOUR!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    superp, definetly a must read!
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    i love this book, although some parts were kind of obvious
Mar 23rd 2013
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    Great book, I reccomend to people who like science fiction and those who love dragons. Must read Eragon First!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    Its as amazing as Eragon was just with more action and new secrets to fit into the puzzle of Eragon's past and future. The third book will be the finale piece to the puzzle.
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    I like the color of Thorn.
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    this book is even better and more exciting than the 1st one. i would rate it 5 star any time.
Mar 23rd 2013
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    It's one of the best books I've ever read.
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    Just as great as Eragon!
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    BEST BOOK SERIES EVER!!!!!
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    not quite as good as eragon but still brill
Mar 23rd 2013
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    too fantastic for words
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    love it
Mar 23rd 2013
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    yeah this book ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
Mar 23rd 2013
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    This is a awsome book in my favorite trilogy! I love book! It is really long, though!
Mar 23rd 2013
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    The best
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    this is the great sequil to eragon.must read
Mar 23rd 2013
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    This book is AWESOME! It's the next 'Lord of the rings'.
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    cooooooooooool dude
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    Fantastic the best book eva!!!!!!