Eldest, the second book in the Inheritance trilogy was written by Chris Paolini. The book takes place in the fictional world of Alagaesia in a time period called “After the Fall”. Eldest follows the adventures of Eragon and Saphira, Eargon’s dragon as they trian to fight the evil king Galbatorix. Eldest is a indepthe book with many overlaping plots.
Chris Paolini was born in Southern California, though he was raised and still lives in the Paradise Valley, Montana area. His parents are Kenneth Paolini and Talita Hodgkinson. Paolini is of Italian descent. He has one sister, Angela. Home schooled for his entire life, he graduated high school at the age of 15 through an accredited correspondence course at American School, Chicago, Illinois. Following graduation, he started work on what would become the novel Eragon and its sequel Eldest, all set in AlagaÐ»sia.Order now
Eldest is the squel to Eragon and continues where Eragon left off. Eldest starts out after the battle at the Varden stronghold where Eragon defeated the shade Durza. The Varden’s leader, Ajihad, was killed in the battle and it is time for the varden to elect a new leader. Nasuada, Ajihad’s daughter is chosen to lead the Varden. Eragon and Saphira pledge fealty to Nasuada and the Varden. They then leave with the elf Arya to begin their training with the elves. On the journy to the elven capital Eragon learns much about the elves and dwarfs the reside in Alagaesia. Eragon and Sahira must hurry their traing for the king Galbatroix may attack the varden at any time.
This book is awesome. That is the only word to describe how entralling the world Paolini creates is. I couldn’t put the book down and the length, eventhough it was over 600 pages long, seemed all too short. I love fantasy books and Eldest is by far one of my favorites. In Eragon you could really sense a heavy barrowing from other authors but in Eldest it seems Paolini really finds his own style. The way he describes the beauty and sometimes uglyness of the world of Alagaesia makes you seem like your actually there. The battles in this book are epic in scale and brutel content. The langage is creative and extensive and I find very few faults with this book.
Just because I praise the book so highly does not mean I do not find some fault with it. The main thing I did not like about Eldest is it’s constent back and forth plots. In this book there are three story going on all at once and it sometimes gets confusing. I will agree that these side tales are needed in order to progess the main plot but I just did not like how it was done. Until the end of the book where everything falls into place.
In my opinon if you haven’t already pick up Eragon and Eldest. These two books are fabulous and I reconmend them to anybody. If you do go to read these books do not let the length of them discourage you, you will find that they are all too short. Eldest is one of the best books I have ever read I enjoyed it emensly and can not wait till the third and final book comes out to answer some long awaited questions.