Eldest

Eldest

Book - 2005
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After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375826702
037582670X
9780375926709
0375926704
9780375840401
0375840400
9780440238492
0440238498
9788496284968
8496284964
9780385608695
0385608691
Branch Call Number: YA Paol
Characteristics: xvii, 681 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.

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Eldest was a good book, the plot was well thought out but the execution of the plot took forever, so be patient! This book was SO long, it took me at least a month to read it, not because it was boring but because it was a lot of information to digest. This book's delivery was different from Eragon (the first book) as it follows different characters on their quest. I can not stress enough how important this book is to the entire series. You must finish it completely. Do not skip parts, you will regret it:)

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boholovely
Oct 27, 2020

Book 2

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Spiritomaudit
Apr 03, 2020

Interesting that the book is divided in two storylines, even if it's nothing new and one of them continues to be a star wars-like plot. There are good and innovative ways to see and explain how the Magic works though. The end reveals unexpected things which lead the reader's interest to the third book.
It is actually better than the first book, even if maybe a little slower than it.

This was a great book! The elven culture was fascinating, and I liked the buildup to the final battle. I only have two problems with it.
First, the elves view of religion. This rubs me the wrong way, mostly because I'm Christian, but it didn't take away from the book.
The only other thing is Eragon doesn't mourn. After Murtagh's 'death', Eragon just...forgets about him, which seemed off to me. I got the impression in book one that while they weren't best friends, they were friends, so I was hoping to see a bit more there.
Everything else about the book is great! There's more of Alagaësia, which is awesome - it's an amazing world - more Saphira, and more Nasuada! Nasuada's character definitely got a little more fleshed out.
I liked Roran's quest as well! It seemed very real and believable, and that speech...wow. That was an impressive speech.
I'm giving this 5/5!

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stacywhalen
Aug 11, 2019

I love this book with all my heart. It is a little mature, but I think this is definitely my favorite in the cycle.

YLPLTEENBOOKBLOG Jul 17, 2019

The second book of the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini continues to follow the story of Eragon following the battle of Tronjheim. Hoping to have the elves assist in the removal of Galbatorix, the human king, Eragon leaves with the Elven messenger Arya to be trained at Du Weldenvarden by eleven instructors as part of a pact made with the dwarves. Elsewhere, we are given the viewpoint of Eragon’s cousin Roran. Within the turmoil, Eragon has forced Roran to lead the village of Carvahall away from destruction. In the end, there is much to be desired from Eragon’s character development since most of what he does seems childlike or brash, whereas Paolini somehow made Roran’s storyline more intriguing. Since Roran is a plain human with a desire and a drive to rescue his fiance, his accomplishments mean something because they’re for an end goal. Eragon doesn’t seem to have a goal within the story other than being a weapon in a civil war. Rating 3.5/5 @Ezekiel_Hannegan of the Yorba Linda Public Library Teen Book Bloggers

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 13, 2019

Before I get started, I think you should know that writing this review for Eldest was challenging. It’s not because there isn’t much to say about it, or that I can’t explain why I like/dislike it. It’s because it’s the book equivalent of The Empire Strikes Back; it’s the rare sequel that is as amazing as the original, if not better. Eldest manages to build on the story of Eragon while somehow breaking down some of the walls it established in a way that is constructive. It retcons some elements of Eragon’s World, but only in ways that make sense and add to the overall story. And all of the characters we know from Eragon are allowed room to breathe and to grow-some in ways that the reader could never have expected-and yet retain their core characteristics. More than that I cannot say, because Eldest is the kind of book you just have to read for yourself. Ten out of ten. @R2-D2 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

DCLteens Mar 29, 2018

The second part of Inheritance continues the story of Eragon with new heroes. Follow not only Eragon, but his cousin Roran in this fantastic adventure.
Reviewed by Jadyn, a Teen Library Council member

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Mr_Han
Nov 13, 2017

Absolutely wonderful!

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Borealis7
Aug 14, 2017

I really liked it and the book really expands on to the world from Eragon. I am really anticipating the next book and what will happen.

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XxRoyal_DandyxX
Mar 05, 2017

Other: huge book! only read if you have lots of time or like big books!

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XxRoyal_DandyxX
Mar 05, 2017

Violence: contains fantasy violence

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crossroadskeeper
Aug 09, 2013

Violence: It's basically a fantasy book about war

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JihadiConservative
May 03, 2013

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

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Green_Wolf_5
Jul 26, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Green_Wolf_5
Jul 26, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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crossroadskeeper
Aug 09, 2013

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.

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EBeaudoin
Feb 10, 2012

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.

henry02 Dec 15, 2011

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

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Campbell
Jul 26, 2008

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

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

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

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