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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


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. . . .


Praise for Eragon:
“Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that’s sure to flourish.” –Booklist, Starred
“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.” –People
“The new ‘It’ book of children’s lit.” –U.S. News & World Report
“An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” –Publishers Weekly

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Book Sense Book of the Year
A #1 Book Sense Selection
Library Binding, 679 pages
Published on March 13, 2007 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756972825
ISBN-13: 9780756972820
25 Book Reviews
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  • nac
    nacTuesday, June 4, 2019 at 4:53 pm55 stars
    This is the second book in the inheritance series. A boy named Eragon must join with the varden and battle evil in attempt to destroy the evil ruler Galbatorix. During one of the battles he discovers that one of their own has turned against them, though not of his own choice. He also discovers that he might be related to one of the worst villians of all time.......... a henchman to Galbatorix himself.......... suggested for fans of Lord of the Rings.
    • nac
      nacThursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm55 stars
      5 stars for real.
      • nac
        nacThursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:53 pm55 stars
        This book was so good, I couldn't put it down.
        • jamilton
          jamiltonFriday, June 8, 2018 at 3:13 pm
          I decided to read this because I've read the first book, "Eragon". "Eragon" is so well written, with plot twists and a subtle charm that kept me cheering the entire way. I haven't read "Eldest" yet, but I'm positive that it will be as vibrant as its prequel.
          • thatonebookworm
            thatonebookwormWednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:05 pm55 stars
            loved it, read it a million times.
            • ladyirene
              ladyireneThursday, September 7, 2017 at 4:44 pm55 stars
              Eldest is awesome, i read this in about 2-4 days. It is so weird to find out that earagon and Murtaghe are half Brothers!!!
              • shadowstabber
                shadowstabberThursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:31 am55 stars
                not quite as good as the first
                • saphlover249
                  saphlover249Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm55 stars
                  great if you love harry potter and lord of the rings
                  • tashadtasha
                    tashadtashaSaturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:58 am55 stars
                    This is an amazing series!
                    • BananaRamaFriday, September 25, 2015 at 10:51 amFeatured
                      Saphira. Eragon later learned that the varden was going to war. Eragon then discovered another rider during the war on the opposing team. The rider then told him a horrifying truth. The reason I love this book is mostly of the amazing detail and dragons of course! This book series has also inspired me to try things that may seem impossible. Now here is the most important part (probably not) the main characters! Eragon and Saphira, these two are the biggest chunk of the series. Saphira will always be my favorite starting with her sense of humor to how wise she is. If you call yourself mature enough you may read it but I recommend ages 12 and older. Thank you for reading this review.