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The third gripping volume in Christopher Paolini’s bestselling Inheritance Cycle.

Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Conflict, action, adventure and one devastating death await readers as Eragon battles on behalf of the Varden while Galbatorix ruthlessly attempts to crush and twist him to his own purposes. Can he become a leader who can unite the rebel forces and defeat the King?

Reviews

'A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . a galloping good example of its genre'

Daily Telegraph

'This book is an achievement. Readers . . . will be transported'

Sunday Times

'A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon ... Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story'

Guardian

'A stirring fantasy of epic proportions'

The Bookseller

Short review

slipperyfish.org.uk

Named by the Bag of Books bookshop as a strong summer title

The Bookseller

Article about Christopher Paolini calling him the 'heir apparent' to JK Rowling

The Times

'Bound for the bestsellers.'

Publishing News

Short review

The Children's Bookseller

Article about how Eldest made an impression ahead of publication date and sales were 80% higher then Eragon in the first week.

The Bookseller

Included in Kid's File: Things You Can't Do Without

Scottish Sunday Post

Interview with Christopher Paolini

The Epoch Times

Exciting and full of adventure.

The Daily Ireland

Filled with darkness and evil, excitment and awe, this is a must for lovers of fantasy.

The Good Book Guide

Back page article about Paolini's success

Publishing News

Paolini's dragon epic shows he's a breath of hot air.

Daily Echo

Mentions promotional event at the Cheltenham Festival

Publishing News

Article about the success of the book which is number 1 in the US charts

The Bookseller

Short review

South Wales Evening Post

Included in Cheltenham Festival round-up of the first week: "author of the much-loved fantasy adventure Eragon

The Times

Eragon dabbles in magic - as does the author, as this book is wonderful...a real page-turner, the best adventure tale you'll ever read.

Scottish Sunday Herald

Interview with Christopher Paolini

The Times

A most stunning piece of literature.

Inis

If you want a book filled to the brim with adventures, magic, fighting and a fiendishly twisty story, pick Eragon and Eldest and I guarantee it will be hard to resist the lure of these titles.

Books for Keeps

Puts its teenage author firmly on the best-seller lists.

Lowestoft Journal

The scenes and characters were described so well I could create a picture in my head of everything - reader review (aged 12).

Irish Examiner

Fluent and action-filled.

Telegraph

Paolini has matured as a writer, but lost none of the imagination that makes this series such compulsive reading.

Cambridge Evening News

Better than the Harry Potter books... I can't wait for the next one.

Carlisle News & Star

Older neophytes of the genre will devour this with relish

Inis magazine

An impressive achivement by such a young writer.

School Librarian

I strongly recommend this book to anyone, young or old, who appreciates loyalty, love, friendship and bravery. Uncommonly brilliant.

Cork Evening Echo

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552552127

    August 3, 2009

    Corgi Childrens

    RRP $25.00

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  • EBook

    9781407044774

    May 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    784 pages

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    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • Booktopia NZ

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