Review: Eldest

Christopher Paolini – Eldest

  • Publisher: Laurel-Leef Books
  • number of pages: 1016
  • Part of a series: Yes – it is the second out of four parts (Inheritance Cycle).
  • Contents:
    The story of Eragon and his dragon Saphira continues. He goes to the Elves for further training of his abilities and to learn more about magic. At home in Cravahall his cousin Roran starts his fight against the Ra´zac  and makes his people join to the Varden.
  • Review:
    I liked this book, too. Eragon becomes older, he falls in love and has to manage many different adventures and he learns that not everything is the way it seems to bee.  But  I think the first volume is a little bit better. Because the story is very long and sometime a little bit boring, we take a break from the “Inheritance Circle“ now and read another book (or two) before continuing with the third and fourth part. Sometimes I think the book had been better if it hadn’t been so long. I’d think, maybe half as long as it is. But the story is still great — big themes: Love, friendship, good and evil, loyalty are big words and the story tells much about them. I can understand that many people love it and I will surely read the last two  parts of this series.
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Review: Eragon

Christopher Paolini – Eragon

  • Publisher: Laurel-Leef Books
  • number of pages: 754
  • Part of a series: Yes – it is the first out of four parts.
  • Contents:
    Eragon lives in peace together with his uncle and his cousin. One day he goes hunting in a near mountain range, called  the Spine. There he finds a mysterious stone — which is an egg of a dragon. Eragon finds out one night when a dragon hatches from it. He takes care of the dragon, Saphira, and becomes a Dragon Rider. An exciting jouney begins for Eragon and his dragon as they experience what could not be imagined before and find out things that they had never expected.
  • Review:
    It was a real good book and I can hardly believe that was written by a fifteen year old. I loved to listen to the very exciting book and follow the fortune of the Dragon Rider and his dragon, when my boyfriend read it to me. I have been deep inside the story and could really feel how it was for Eragon and his friends. I liked it very much to follow his development and accompany him on his path to become a real Dragon Rider.  I liked the characters, whom Eragon meets on his way. I like, Saphira most, but also  Brom, Murtagh, Arya and Solembum. They bring friendship, love and some funny moments into the story. I can recommend this book to all people, who love fantasy with dragons,  Elves and much of magic. It is a wonderfull book and I am happy to have started with the next part of the series directly when we  finished this book.
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