November 27, 2008
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
This second Inheritance book is a great continuation of the story started in Eragon. I really liked the additional details about the land of Alagaesia and its peoples. I also really enjoyed the action in this story as well as the addition of the storyline involving Eragon’s cousin Roran. I think that this was better written than the first. My only complaint is that it seems that too many plot elements were brought into the story, but this is a minor complaint. In this book, Eragon must continue his training with a mysterious person in the land of the elves. While Eragon is gaining in strength and skill, his friends are facing terrible new threats from the King’s army. Eragon must learn all he can in order to once again stop the advancing forces of King Galbatorix.