Eldest
Christopher Paolini

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Narrated By: Gerard Doyle

Duration: 23 hours and 30 minutes

What to expect

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 Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.

Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger.

Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life . . .

Genre

Children's / Teenage fiction: Action & adventure stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Fantasy, Children's / Teenage general interest: Dragons

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Bound for the bestsellers.

Publishing News

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

Daily Telegraph

A stirring fantasy of epic proportions.

The Bookseller

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.