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The story is the continued adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira, centering on their journey to the realm of the Elves in order to further Eragon's training as a Dragon Eldest The Inheritance Cycle 2 , Christopher Paolini Eldest is the second novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini and the sequel to Eragon.
The story is the continued adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira, centering on their journey to the realm of the Elves in order to further Eragon's training as a Dragon Rider. Other plots in the story focus on Roran, Eragon's cousin, who leads the inhabitants of Carvahall to Surda to join the Varden, and Nasuada as she takes on her father's role as leader of the Varden. Truly, I have nothing bad to say about this book. I liked every moment, was engaged, kept finding myself excited about the story.
It did many fantasy elements well. I enjoyed the training portions, the shocking revelations, the magic system, seeing young love through a male protagonist's POV, and the fact that injury and disability in heroes during wartime was something that was represented. Even though I enj 4. Even though I enjoyed everything about this book, there's something holding me back from 5 stars. I still can't say this is a favorite series, but after being unimpressed with book 1, I was delighted to enjoy this one so much and am eager to continue the series!
There is only now. Especially because most of this book took place in Du Weldenvarden, the place where the Elves live and where Eragon receives his training. Here, I didn't have to worry about impending doom, death and traitors at every corner. The annoying part, however, was Roran's chapters. Honestly, who cares about Eragon 2. Not me. Reading this roughly a decade bloody hell, I'm old after I first picked up these books, shows me how far I've come and how much I've learnt when it comes to my views on literature.
I was definitely easier to impress when I was in my early teens - I guess we all were. Nevertheless, the writing and mostly the talks about pride, honour and noble-mindedness made me roll my eyes a lot. The way these notions are expressed in the book seems juvenile and exaggerated. Everything in this book has a touch of melodrama, hence plot and characters lose their authenticity. Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading Brisingr. Or rather, to rereading it.
Since I'm not able to recall a single thing that happened after book 2, this will probably hopefully hold the one or other surprise for me. Find more of my books on Instagram View all 18 comments. Jan 31, Alena rated it did not like it Recommends it for: To say that Paolini's follow-up to Eragon is a disappointment is something like saying that George Lucas' Howard the Duck isn't quite as spectacular a film as Star Wars. Spoilers below.
In between soapboxing about religion and veganism, Eragon proves that you CAN have a character w To say that Paolini's follow-up to Eragon is a disappointment is something like saying that George Lucas' Howard the Duck isn't quite as spectacular a film as Star Wars.
He spends much of the book moping about his injured back and his unrequited love a relationship which I find completely baseless and implausible until, presto, deus ex dragon! The big twist ending of the book is hardly a surprise honestly, I pegged Murtagh's true identity within a few pages of his character's introduction in Eragon -- was there anyone who DIDN'T see this coming? By the end of the final battle, I was rooting for a real twist: That someone would put Eragon out of his misery and elevate some other, more interesting character to the title role.
After reading Eldest , I don't know if I'll bother with the third book in the series. I'm usually a completist where trilogies are concerned, but this may be the exception. View all 16 comments. Jun 18, Allison rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was very pleasantly surprised - Eldest laughs in the face of the so-called sophomore-slump curse.
While I liked Eragon enough to give it five stars despite the weird feeling that it was a mediation between Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, it was kind of slim in several places, character- and plot-wise. Not so in Eldest. Finally, some real meat to the relationships between characters, the government of Alagaesia, and the drive toward battle.
My empathy was tested every time I was irritated ov I was very pleasantly surprised - Eldest laughs in the face of the so-called sophomore-slump curse. My empathy was tested every time I was irritated over Eragon's infatuation with Arya, and I whispered along every time someone cast a spell in the ancient language. Finally getting to see Ellesmera, the land of the elves, I sympathized with Eragon as he found his niche there and then felt torn when it came time for him to leave.
I can't wait for book 3. View all 7 comments. This second installment in the Inheritance Cycle was extremely surprising for me. I find it hard to be surprised by most book endings, and this one had a twist that I was not looking for, so when it jumped out at me, I was almost knocked out of my chair with shock.
This book goes much deeper into the world of Alagaesia, its myths and history, and the characters become much more complex. I felt for Eragon as his attempts at romance are spurned, and watched carefully as his bond with Saphira deepe This second installment in the Inheritance Cycle was extremely surprising for me.
I felt for Eragon as his attempts at romance are spurned, and watched carefully as his bond with Saphira deepened. The arrival of the new dragon and his master was not completely unexpected, but up-ed the tension in the book to a necessary degree. Eragon must once again leave the safety he thought he had found behind and lead a rebellion to freedom. I was surprised, but happy to find that this was not a quaint little fight, and that this world was real, one where the bad guys don't play fair, and they go after the people Eragon most wants to protect in order to get to him.
The book is chalk full of emotion and disappointed hopes. It makes for a great sequel and leaves you straining on your tip-toes for the next book in the series. View all 13 comments. Sep 24, Josh rated it it was ok Shelves: Eldest , the second book in the inheritance trilogy by Christopher Paolini is disappointing largely because it's a long book in which very little happens.
The narrative through most of the book switches back and forth between Eragon and Roran. Eragon is traveling across Alagaesia and eventually begins training as a dragon rider. As a result we get long swaths of exposition explaining every detail of Alagaesia and the philosophy of dragon riders.
It's common in fat fantasies like the inheritance t Eldest , the second book in the inheritance trilogy by Christopher Paolini is disappointing largely because it's a long book in which very little happens.
It's common in fat fantasies like the inheritance trilogy for the minute details of a meticulously constructed world to take center stage. As long as these details are balanced with a well paced plot, this is perfectly reasonable for the genre. The problem is that the only interesting plot developments in Eragon's story happen at the very beginning and the very end.
Roran spends most of the book trying to save the people of Carvahall who have drawn the attention and the wrath of the empire. This thread provides all of the narrative tension through most of the novel. I found myself looking forward to the Roran chapters and dreading the Eragon chapters. Paolini is essentially rewriting Star Wars in a Lord of the Rings setting. You can say all you want about Joseph Campbell and the universality of myth, but it sure seems like Paolini rewatched The Empire Strikes Back whenever he had writer's block.
Still, Eldest does have moments of brilliant originality. Particularly memorable is the character Elva to whom Eragon offers a blessing intended to make her shielded from misfortune. A mistake from the young magic user turns the blessing into a curse and Elva becomes a shield for misfortune instead.
Elva absorbs the pain and suffering of others causing her to age prematurely. The character is creepy and disturbing. She also presents Eragon with his most interesting moral conundrum as he is responsible for her state.
While we expect Eragon to kill Galbatorix in the end, it's unclear to me how the storyline with Elva will wrap up. I have a feeling that it will be an unrealistically happy ending, but maybe I'll be surprised. Jul 05, Jeff rated it did not like it Shelves: Eragon was a great book. There was suspense, action, and a possible romance.
But this book just completely screwed everything up with the boring dialogue and the action less pages. Yes, this is a very unpopular opinion, so no hate, ok?? So as a person who was obsessed with this series at the time, I fortunately finished the book.
Unfortunately, what exactly was this book about?? Eragon was a hopeless, romantic ditz that kept running after Arya. Like, dude, nobody wants to Alright. Like, dude, nobody wants to read hundreds of pages of you getting head over heels over a girl who has told you multiple times that she isn't interested.
Was it just me or did this book feel like a waste of time and energy??! Besides spending his time thinking about Arya's face, what more is there??! Hmmm, go figure! But would I reread this though?? Yes, because there were good parts in this book that are worth talking over.
So, all in all, if I get through my tbr pile, maybe I will try this again. View all 40 comments. Oct 18, Sabrina rated it it was ok. Remember what I said about the first book in this series? How it shows promise, is an interesting take, blah blah? Yeah, forget it all. This was one of the biggest disappointments I've ever read. All of the promise and interest in the first story disappeared into a foul-smelling vapor within the first 2 chapters.
The author has obviously forgotten the character parameters he set for his own characters, namely Eragon. This story takes place at most months after the end of the first book, in w Remember what I said about the first book in this series?
This story takes place at most months after the end of the first book, in which Eragon was a very young teenager. He behaves and speaks as though he is a seasoned warrior of , complete with a sexual attraction to a woman hundreds of years older than himself!
I realize this is a fantasy novel, but you've got to have believable interactions and relationships between your pre-set character traits. Not to mention the copious pages of made-up language was beyond tiresome.
Good for you, Mr. You can create a language just like your hero, Tolkein! We get it. Get on with it. Or rather, please don't. We already know how it will end. View all 14 comments. Sep 24, Sean rated it did not like it. This is crap.
Paolini ditched almost all of Eragon's potential, spending his time in the land of elves who are smarter, more gorgeous, wiser, stronger, faster, longer-lived, better at magic, more hygenic, more tasteful, better at art, music, metalworking, and just generally better in every way than those poor, lowly humans.
Yes, Paolini takes some clumsy but pervasive swipes against religion, demonstrating that he really doe This is crap. Yes, Paolini takes some clumsy but pervasive swipes against religion, demonstrating that he really doesn't know what the heck he's talking about. The fight scenes were all pretty bad too--most of them completely implausible. They're bird assassins from before the dawn of man, and he's a peasant with a hammer!
And the dwarves were still pretty cool. I'll read the next book for the sake of Urgals, Shruikan the evil black dragon , and to hopefully see Arya bite the dust. But I'm going to keep my expectations low. View all 9 comments. Sep 19, Kenchiin rated it liked it. Most of the negative critics out there are true, but this doesn't make the story any less enjoyable. View all 3 comments. This full review can be viewed on my blog along with others at: Strategy, politics, and duty threaten to delay Eragon's much needed jo This full review can be viewed on my blog along with others at: As the first dragon rider in years, he has much to learn for the him impending meeting with the evil king himself.
Roran, Eragon's cousin, finds himself in charge of the small village of Carvahall. Since Eragon's mysterious disappearance, the Ra'zac lurk around its borders, requesting the villagers to turn Roran over to them as he is now a fugitive to the empire. With this town, friends, and future family's lives on the line, Roran must utilize offensive tactics to defend those he holds dear. Time is of the essence, and each player has a vital part to play in this complex plot of treachery, suspense, intrigue, and magic.
Then the climax comes at the end and throws me off guard, every time with its unparalleled element of surprise. Eragon battles with himself throughout this entire book. Now at the awkward stage in his life where he transitions into a man, he battles with his growing feelings for Arya, insecurities, and immaturity. It's painful to watch him grapple with trying to understand why Arya and himself are not an appropriate fit, and I genuinely felt sorry for him.
But there were times when I couldn't help think and wish that he'd just move on. Out of desperation to rebuild her race, she too, makes foolish choices that have their consequences. Even though some of these characters' deliberations could be annoying necessary, I appreciated how it allowed the characters to show their age, experience, and understanding, which later on shows how much they have grown and matured throughout this series.
He welcomed those limitations, for if he were perfect, what would be left for him to accomplish? These similarities are especially obvious in Eldest. When Islanzadi is confronted about keeping Gleadr's existence a secret, she states, "I am diminished.
However, there are a few tell-tale differences view spoiler [ including the fact that the city was created to house dragons and their riders while they resided there. Although she is young, she is extremely capable. She has several opportunities to "show her age" and react before thinking. Alas, she doesn't. It just shows that youth are just as capable of leadership as adults.
Not only that, her tremendous ability at looking at situations from all angles only aids her in her station. This is most obviously depicted towards the Urguals, view spoiler [ when a group of Kull arrive to offer their services to fight against Galbatorix because he lied to them. Every action has a reaction, and a consequence. And these characters are faced with the products of their own doing many times over. This book has great potential in teaching great lessons to its readers, which makes it a solid read, and addition to this series.
Only in dwarvish. Sexual content: None, other that discussing the future existence of the dragon race. Moderate, battles occur several times. But there isn't an overabundance of gore.
View all 33 comments. May 30, Merphy Napier rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is about my millionth reread. I will never tire of this story or these characters. Jul 28, Crystal Starr Light rated it did not like it Shelves: The writings of Eragon are the lamentations of readers I listened to this on audiobook, so espect to find the names and places probably hideously misspelled. I would make an effort to correct the spelling if I cared. He must now travel to Ellesmera to learn the ways of the dragon riders from the Elves.
But you might recognize it better as: But Luke's journey has only begun. He must now travel to Dagobah to learn the ways of the Jedi from the last remaining Jedi Master, a crazy old alien, Yoda. Meanwhile, Leia must defend the Millennium Falcon from Darth Vader and retrieve Han, her true love, from his clutches.
I strove hard and long to find something admirable, enjoyable about this book. After much head-scratching I have one thing: Oromis teaching Eragon magic. Don't ask me why those parts interested me, but they did few and far between though they be. Oh, no, wait, I have another favorite part: Vanna White?
God, that almost makes the book worth reading.
Well, not really I must be an ascetic, for mustering through almost 24 hours of this mess. Actually, I probably listened to less, as I tended to wander off mentally only to return and find that absolutely nothing had happened!
In Eldest's case, I believe it was both. Be prepared for copious comparison to LOTR and Star Wars, as Paolini loved both so much, he decided to write a fanfic about them hooking up and having babies.
Eragon and Eldest are those "babies. Unlike either Aragorn or Luke, he is the most boring, bland, uninteresting, emotionless, stupid, insipid yes, I can use big words too!
Eragon never feels anything, he just cries out in anger or pain. The audience never feels any of his anger or pain, we are just told he has it.
We suffer through his never-ending descriptions of descriptions of descriptions of everything around him, told with wide-eyed awe that made me wonder if this guy had been locked in a box as a child. We grimace as he stumbles over wooing Arya. We are belabored with reading him study such anachronistic subjects like electricity, magnetism, modern physics Gravity!
My head spent most of these sessions impacting a desk. I have the bruises as proof. And when Eragon becomes an Elf in the most contrived manner…I am still recovering from that one. Then we have Arwen—I mean, Arya. We learn here that she is—GASP! Really, did no one see that coming? About the only other plot twist they could throw at us is if she is Eragon's sister. How are we supposed to think she is so much better than dwarves when she is the one to start a fight with a dwarf about religion she barges into their temple and begins to tell them how stupid they are to believe in gods with no provocation?
Why are we supposed to feel anything when she reunites with her mother, Queen Iszlanzardi? And what the heck was the beef between them anyway? Then we have the poor forsaken Gimli-clone that accompanies Eragon. He is almost completely forgotten in the book, so much so that the author at one point finally remembers him and has Eragon comment on it.
Why is he even in this book? What does he contribute to the story? Oh, right, can't knock a story when there really isn't one. In the hands of a good author, this could be done decently, so that the characters pay homage to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings without being half- ssed rip offs, but Paolini is far from a good author. Absolutely nothing happens throughout the book! It's so easy to make that mistake, since not only did Paolini steal SW characters, but also stole the entire plot of The Empire Strikes Back.
But I could at least ignore the similarities by yelling profanities at the offending sections or getting lost in the fast pace of the novel. Eldest doesn't even bother to disguise the plot, preferring to spend pages upon pages on nothing. It lingers too long in Farthen Dur, too long on the journey to Ellesmera, so that Eragon doesn't even reach it until around Chapter 27 which might not sound like much since the book is a freakin' 77 chapter doorstopper, but when you are listening to it hour after agonising hour, it is forever.
So what happens in those 27 chapters? Well, if you guessed fighting battles, intense chase scenes, or standoffs with the bad guys, go to the corner and sit there and think about what you just did!! No, Paolini fills his "epic" fantasy with each agonizing step of the journey.
Every stop is given in excruciating detail. Every race Eragon meets gives him long, boring lectures about their culture, their language, their religion, their clothes…anything and everything to pad this story out. Every trip down a river, every haul up a hill is recounted, every time they sent up camp No wonder my favorite part was where Vanna whips Eragon. That's the only scene where anything happens! Wasn't that the guy who scooted off at the beginning of Eragon to try to make money to marry that chick?
Why was he ignored all through Eragon but now his story is important? Roran leads his people, Moses-like, out of Carvahall to the South to the safety of the Vardan. Insert your own witticisms here. By the way, has anyone noticed that there is little explanation to why the Empire is bad? Last time I checked, thieves were punishable by law. If someone had stolen something from Eragon, he darn well would have gotten a horse and rode off to beat that thief's ss If you are going to make bad guys, you show them being bad guys.
You show Galbatorix and Morzan killing people, oppressing people, stealing for no reason, burning down rows of pretty blue flowers, etc. Now we get to the fun part: Oh, God Almighty, the writing style. Well, a quick glance shows it sounding like an epic should. If you read with any modicum of attention, you'll see that it reads like the worst LOTR fanfiction on the internet.
Mice now dart out of a hole, back into the hole, and out of the hole, all in quick rapid succession? Was this really the best way to describe Get away from the bad simile! And now, I get into the audiobook. But I absolutely hated one thing about this narrator: For the dragons, the narrator growled in a low, deep, raspy voice. If you are interested in reading a cross-over fan fiction of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, I recommend you go to fan-fiction.
If you want to read horrible characters, unending descriptions, bad romance, and a thin as plastic wrap plot stretched over 71 chapters that reads like Star Wars with characters and settings from Lord of the Rings, read Eldest. View all 21 comments. Oct 27, Lawrancel rated it really liked it. The two, intertwined by the magic of thought, journey through the land to Ellemera to study the arts of magic as he prepares to face off against the belligerent tyrant Galbatorix.
The book had many interesting twists and turns. Eragon, the rider, has always thought to be the last rider, excluding the king and his evil riders, know as the foresworn.
But suddenly, Ormoris, an Elvin rider appears to teach Eragon what it means to be a rider. Also, as the story proceeds, Eragon begins to fall in love with Arya, but she discovers his feelings for her in the most interesting of ways. And in the end, Eragon finds a man that was his brother, and also, his father was revealed to him. A man he could not be proud of and a man killed my one of his former mentors.
Although the story had a brilliant plot and a fascinating story, the story went far too slow. Despite the overloading of details, the story was an enjoyable read and hooks readers to read the next book with a sudden stop to the story in a very dramatic place. And the magics and the spells used seemed very believable. The works were cleverly disguised in a different language. Anyone who enjoys fiction or scientific fiction, or stories from the past would enjoy this book greatly.
May 10, Hasham Rasool rated it it was amazing Shelves: I thought the first half is a bit boring but then second half is a lot better than first half. I agree with one review in this book "Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Roran is one of my favourite characters. View all 4 comments.
Sep 03, Dave rated it did not like it Shelves: I was half expecting Eldest to be an improvement for Paolini, but what I expect never seems to be what I get. Eldest was lengthy; too lengthy. What were easily pages of adjective oriented action would have been fine at 30 pages tops.
It seems as if Paolini is still aiming his novels towards the pre-teen to teen audience, something that paid off for him after making Eragon. It's a shame that strategy worked again. Besides the one or two exciting twists and turns, the plot did not impress.
The I was half expecting Eldest to be an improvement for Paolini, but what I expect never seems to be what I get. There are two words to sum it up: This was no doubt the worst part of the book, for not a trace of excitement surfaces for over a bulging pages.
These two pitfalls together create a novel twice as difficult to read, and twice as easy to give one star. Jan 28, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: I really enjoyed Roran rising up to become his own man and learn all the lessons of being a dragon rider along with Eragon. The level of detail in this story is astounding and it takes a very special kind of writer to not only come up with a story like this but to be able to keep all the different plots moving along smoothly without leaving loose threads that savvy readers could unravel.
Oct 11, Phoenix2 rated it liked it Recommends it for: Took me a while to notice that I haven't added this book yet. And overall it wasn't that bad. There were some major twists in it, especially towards the end.
And I did love when Eragon was with the elves, though some chapters were too long and boring. Also, I didn't really like the chapters with Eragon's cousin.
He's not my favourite character of the books and he kind of irritates me, especially when he blamed Eragon for everything. So, I didn't like his chapters. Plus, there weren't many battle Took me a while to notice that I haven't added this book yet.
Plus, there weren't many battles in this one, but, all in all, it was enjoyable. Eldest [Apr 5, ] 10 22 Apr 06, Readers Also Enjoyed. Young Adult. About Christopher Paolini. Christopher Paolini. Christopher Paolini was born on November 17, in Southern California. He has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. The tall, jagged Beartooth Mountains rise on one side of Paradise Valley. Snowcapped most of the year, they inspired the fantastic scenery in the Inheritance Cycle.
Christopher is grateful to all his readers. He is especially heartened to hear that his books have inspired young people to read and to write stories of their own. Visit Paolini. Other books in the series. The Inheritance Cycle 4 books. Books by Christopher Paolini.
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