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(Book #2 in The Inheritance Cycle series)


Book Overview: Eldest

Don't miss the eagerly anticipated epic new fantasy from Christopher Paolini--Murtagh, coming 11.7.23!

New magic and new threats take flight in Book Two of the Inheritance Cycle, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings! This New York Times bestselling series has sold over 40 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

"Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington Post

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. Now Eragon must travel to Ellésmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. 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.

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

This updated edition of Eldest includes:
- A sneak peek of Murtagh
- One section of a brand-new Alagaësia map by Christopher, with a unique code that will unlock a different piece of exclusive digital content. Collect all 4 books in the Inheritance Cycle to see the full map and unlock all bonus content!
- A redesigned cover using the iconic original art

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Christopher Paolini is an internationally acclaimed author, best known for composing the high-fantasy Inheritance Cycle consisting of four books, namely Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance. Born on November 17, 1983, in Los Angeles, California, Paolini's inherent love for literature was nurtured and cultivated from a young age in the heart of Montana's Paradise Valley, where he spent his formative years being homeschooled. At merely fifteen years of age, his passion for mythical sagas, resplendent with dragons and knights, ignited his storytelling prowess and led him to pen down the first draft of his widely renowned debut novel "Eragon". The product of his vivid imagination, Eragon, was initially self-published by his family, and its success caught the attention of Alfred A. Knopf Publishing, leading to its re-publication on a larger scale. The book not only claimed the honor of being a New York Times bestseller, but also evolved into a major motion picture, solidifying Paolini's place in the literary realm and establishing him as an influential contemporary fantasy author. Over the course of his thriving career, Paolini has put forth a myriad of awe-inspiring works, each testament to his unbridled creativity and dedication to high-fantasy. With a unique storytelling approach, he skilfully brings alive the intertwining worlds of magic, mystery, and adventure, captivating readers across the globe. His latest novel, "To Sleep in a Sea of Stars", ably demonstrates his proficient handling of science fiction, taking his writing one step further. As an author, Paolini continues to inspire and contribute significantly to the realm of imaginative literature.


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