Monday, April 18, 2011

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Goodreads Description:

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 magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life 

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

My Review:

Certainly a great read just like the first.  You learn a lot about what it means to be a rider when Eragon is training with the elves.  There are a ton of twists that you could predict and couldn't see coming!  I do have to say I didn't have a problem putting this book down and walking away and reading bits and pieces at a time.  It wasn't a gripping read it all in one sitting type of book.  I can say however that I can't wait to get a hand on the next book in the series, Brisingr, to see what happens.  The fourth in the series, Inheritance, is being released in November of 2011.

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