Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2) by            Christopher Paolini                          Great Book, Slow ShippingSurpassin...
forces of Galbatorix, where Eragon learns a shocking secret about hisparentage and commits himself to saving his people. T...
Learn the LingoOur quickie pronunciation guide will help you get to know some of thenames and places in the Inheritance se...
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  1. 1. Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2) by Christopher Paolini Great Book, Slow ShippingSurpassing its popular prequel Eragon, this second volume in theInheritance trilogy shows growing maturity and skill on the part of its veryyoung author, who was only seventeen when the first volume waspublished in 2003. The story is solidly in the tradition (some might sayderivative) of the classic heroic quest fantasy, with the predictable cast ofdwarves, elves, and dragons--but also including some imaginatively creepycreatures of evil. The land of Alagaesia is suffering under the Empire ofthe wicked Galbatorix, and Eragon and his dragon Saphira, last of theRiders, are the only hope. But Eragon is young and has much to learn, andso he is sent off to the elven forest city of Ellesmera, where he and Saphiraare tutored in magic, battle skills, and the ancient language by the wiseformer Rider Oromis and his elderly dragon Glaedr. Meanwhile, back atCarvahall, Eragons home, his cousin Roran is the target of a siege by thehideous Razac, and he must lead the villagers on a desperate escape overthe mountains. The two narratives move toward a massive battle with the
  2. 2. forces of Galbatorix, where Eragon learns a shocking secret about hisparentage and commits himself to saving his people. The sheer size ofthe novel, as well as its many characters, places with difficult names, andits use of imaginary languages make this a challenging read, even forexperienced fantasy readers. It is essential to have the plot threads of thefirst volume well in mind before beginning--the publisher has provided notonly a map, but a helpful synopsis of the first book and a much-neededLanguage Guide. But no obstacles will deter the many fans of Eragon fromdiving headfirst into this highly-awaited fantasy. (Ages 12 and up) --PattyCampbell Meet Author Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini’s abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspiredhim to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from highschool at age 15.Writing is the heart and soul of my being. It is the means through which Ibring my stories to life. There is nothing like putting words on a page andknowing that they will summon certain emotions and reactions from thereader. In my writing, I strive for a lyrical beauty somewhere betweenTolkien at his best and Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf. --Christopher Paolini Paolini talks more about the series, and about whatinspires him in this video clip.Watch the video (high bandwith)Watch the video (low bandwith) The Eragon/Eldest Boxed SetWant to learn more about the series? Check out our review of Eragon:Heres a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy oldsweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolinibegan Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influenc e ofTolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhapseven Wagner in its traditional quest structure and the generally agreed-upon nature of dwarves, elves, dragons, and heroic warfare with magicswords. Read moreOrder your copy of the boxed set today
  3. 3. Learn the LingoOur quickie pronunciation guide will help you get to know some of thenames and places in the Inheritance series. Ajihad AH-zhi-hod The Leader of the Varden Argetlam ARE-jet-lahm Elven word to describe Dragon Riders meaning silver handArya AR-ee-uh A powerful elf who is both beautiful and a masterswordswoman Eragon EHR-uh-gahn A Dragon Rider fromCarvahall Ra-zac RAA-zack Evil creatures Saphira suh-FEAR-uh Eragon’s dragon *Art copyright © 2004 John JudePalencarFeatures:* ISBN13: 9780375840401* Condition: NEW* Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.Personal Review: Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2) by ChristopherPaoliniWhat I look for, when I pick up a fantasy fiction based on elves, dwarvesand humans, is how the author has striven to reinvent the races, theirrelationships, the magic and creatures of the realm, but all within someestablished conventions and rules (ie: dwarves live in mountains, elvesforests, etc). What particularly interests me is how an author breaksbarriers in formulating the governing rules of magic, how it is discovered,learned, and the system of laws the creatures of the realm must follow inorder to harnest and manipulate this magic. It is this governing systembehind the use of magic, reinvented by the author that either draws me orrepels me to a fiction.Of this, Paolini has done a fantastic work. What might h ave appearedboring and dragging to certain impatient readers of Eragons training withthe elves, to me were the most delightful passages of the book. This booktells me that the author has a theory in his mind, a fresh idea of how magicSHOULD be, how it SHOULD be explained, to on one hand fit the rulesand conventions weve come to be familiar with, and on the other handoffer a better, a more revelational, perhaps you can even say a scientificexplanation to magic, one that makes people go "oh.. that makes sense"that theyre crying to share with the rest of the fantasy lovers of the world.To slowly nurture his theory on magic into existence, to share it with us byimbuing it within the story of a hero inside a spellbinding world full ofskillfully illustrated settings and characters, is Paolinis greatest triumph. Iwould agree, that the individual subplots may be a little cliche (only whentreated individually, not together), and that some elven names sound
  4. 4. strikingly familiar (which Ive actually come to appreciate as it allowed meto quickly envision what those names represented), but they have beenskillfully woven together to an original story, backed by breathtakingsetting, characterization, and most importantly such an original, beautifuland convincing reinvention of the governing laws of magic, psychic bonds,and the philosophies that accompany them. So far, Paolinis creation earns5 stars from me, it has been a more enjoyable, and more personal readthan Lord of the Rings. I will now eagerly turn to the third book. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price:Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2) by Christopher Paolini 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!

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