The second thrilling book of the Inheritance cycle.
The second book in The Inheritance Series
Darkness falls . . . Despair abounds . . . Evil reigns . . .
Fresh from their battle for the rebel state against King Galbatorix, Eragon has no time to rest.
He and his dragon, Saphira, must travel to Ellesméra, the land of the elves for more training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of a Dragon Rider.
Even though he's heading off on the journey of a lifetime, chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon doesn't know who to trust.
And while he's off on his own journey, 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 . . .
Praise for Eldest
A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . A galloping good example of its genreDaily Telegraph
A fantastic thrilling adventure that transports you to another land with a young boy and his trusty dragonBetty Bookmark
A fast-paced, action-packed, well-plotted fantasy adventureNewcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle
A grand, fantastic tale. 4 starsFlipside
A joy to readDreamwatch
A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon . . . Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own storyGuardian
A stirring fantasy of epic proportionsThe Bookseller
Bound for the bestsellersPublishing News
Deeply engaging and full of intimate and extraordinary details about the characters and the world they live in, this is a tale which will leave the reader asking for moreThrough the Looking Glass
The plot of Eldest is dense with detail, action and magic. Paolini's serious storytelling style combines well with his creation of compelling characters and dramatic set piecesSouth China Morning Post
This book is an achievement. Readers will be transportedThe Sunday Times
This is action packed stuff, and much like Harry Potter, the kind of entertaining fantasy that anyone can enjoyThe South Wales Argus
This is an incredible book for people aged 10-17 years oldBooks for Keeps