// August 9th, 2012 // Book Reviews

Title: Eldest

Author: Christopher Paolini


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 the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust.

Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle–one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.

Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . .

My Review:

I really liked Eragon (you can see my book review for it if you
want to know about it
) so I wanted to read Eldest, which is the second
book in the series. I started reading it right away because I thought
it would be as good as Eragon. I was wrong. It was better.

Eldest is a great book with dragons, elves, dwarves, and a lot of
other magical creatures. It is packed with lots adventure, surprise
and mystery. There are too many surprises to name, but (SPOILER
ALERT!) I was most surprised about Morzan, an evil Dragon Rider, being
Eragon’s father. I was just staring at that sentence in the book for a
couple minutes and couldn’t tear my eyes off it. I really liked how
the story was told in three people’s perspectives-Eragon’s, Roran’s
(Eragon’s cousin)and Nasuada’s (leader of the Varden, a rebelling
nation). I liked Roran’s story the best most of the book because it
had a lot of action. I sometimes liked Eragon’s story, but it was a
little slow in places, like when he was traveling. Nasuada’s story I
didn’t care for because it was generally slow.

I was excited to finally figure out who the red dragon on the
cover of the book was.

I rate this book 10 out of 10 stars, even though some places were
a little slow because it was so awesome that otherwise I would have
rated it 11 out of 10 stars. It was a great book, and I am glad I read
it. I am excited to read the next book, Brisingr.

One Response to “Eldest”

  1. Sherri Fromowitz says:

    I’m glad you liked “Eldest”. Sometimes the second book in a series, or a sequel doesn’t hold up and leaves the reader disappointed. It always amazes me when an author can maintain the interest and excitement. I also admire an author’s ability to be able to make each book special in their own way. It sounds like you certainly hit upon a winner. I look forward to your next review!

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