Item description for Eldest (En Espanol) by Christopher Paolini...
Overview After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire.
Publishers Description Eldest, the second title of a three part triology and nominated for the Quill Book Award, follows the first part "Eragon", one of the most read and sold books worldwide in 2006
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Apr 10, 2007
Publisher FonoLibro Inc.
ISBN 1933499486 ISBN13 9781933499482
Availability 0 units.
More About Christopher Paolini
Christopher Paolini's abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen after being homeschooled all his life. Both Eragon and Eldest, the second book in the Inheritance cycle, became instant New York Times bestsellers. Christopher is currently at work on Brisingr, the third volume in the cycle. He lives in Montana, where the dramatic landscape feeds his visions of Alagaesia. You can find out more about Christopher and Inheritance at www.alagaesia.com.
Christopher Paolini currently resides in Paradise Valley, in the state of Montana.
Reviews - What do customers think about Eldest (En Espanol)?
Eldest Review Sep 3, 2008
Over all, I really liked The Inheritance trilogy and Eragon was a great book. The problem is that after Eragon, most of Eldest was a let down and I really hope that the series comes back together in the 3rd book, Brisngr, if not, I bet Paolini will get much worse reviews on this site.com. A lot of the writing could have been cut off though, like most of Eragon's lessons, and many of the long, unnecessary descriptions of random events. The part I hated most about the book, which is also the part that should have been totally scrapped, is the part when Eragon gets magically healed by a dragon tattoo. From then on, other than most of the Roran chapters, the whole book started getting very bad, ESPECIALLY THE PART THAT MAKES THE WHOLE INHERITANCE TRILOGY SEEM LIKE IT IS A TOTAL TAKE-OFF OF STAR WARS!!! I mean, Murtag randomly shows up in the middle of a war, fights Eragon, beats him, and decides to spare his life to tell him the Evil kings most faithful helper is his father, pretty much like the all famous scene in Star Wars: Darth Vader: "Luke, I am your father!" Luke: *screams:* "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" *then starts crying like a baby" This Eldest scene resembled Star Wars WAY TOO MUCH!!! Paolini should just scrap all of Eragon's chapters from before the blood-oath ceremony to the end, and rewrite them, and after that, edit the book again and take out all of the boring unnecessary parts of the book including the descriptions. I'm done explaining the bad stuff, and for the good things which is mostly just the overall story, well, all I have to say is I loved the Inheritance series so far, but I think Eragon was a much better book. I REALLY REALLY hope that Brisingr is much better then Eldest, and proves all the negative Paolini reviews (sort of like most of my review) to a review dump somewhere on the this site website.
Loved this one too... Sep 1, 2008
I think I liked this one even better than the first one. Probably because I felt more of a kinship to the characters this far into the story. I've read other reviewers that have accused the writer of stealing the story from George Lucas... comparing it to the Star Wars series. I do not see this comparison. I understand better the comparison to the Lord of the Rings however, but besides there being some elves and dwarves, the comparison ends there. I also don't understand why these books are being accused of copying these other writers when many other books out there have the very same characters... as alot of fantasy writers do.
Anyway, after devouring this book I was left eager to read more. Well worth the read.
A Good Read for a Rainy Day Sep 1, 2008
Eldest, as a book, is a rip-off. Anyone who has glimpsed George Lucas' work or sampled Tolkien's eccentricities will agree that large parts of the plot are not as original as they may seem.
But so what?
In any genre, especially sci-fi/fantasy the influences of other authors, as well as movies, music, video games, and any other type of media, are often identifiable. Not even the great Harry Potter can be exempted from that. Modern literature is never completely unique to itself, so why worry?
I enjoyed Eragon and Eldest because I enjoyed Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter, and most other teen/adult fantasy novels out there. So if you go into this book looking for a great literary masterpiece, you will be sadly disappointed. But if you come into the novel looking for a little adventure, a few good sections of action, a couple of pieces of dialogue worth reading, and dragons, then you have found your niche.
I'm very much looking forward to Brisingr as a little relief from my AP Literature course and I will happily take the mediocre bits if Paolini provides some nice twists along his journey.
Warm journey, warm feelings Aug 26, 2008
In Eldest, Paolini succeeded in what good fantasy should do - remind us of the hidden and depthful, often secret and special, feelings we carry in ourselves.
Paolini successfully conveys the authentic adolescent emotional experience of Eragon, and the continuing adventure awakened many of the nostalgic and sometimes conflicting emotions I felt as a teenager. Sure, as many of the reviews say: the plot can at times be predictable, much of it resembles Tolkien and Robin Hobb. Yet as any true fantasy fan should know, it's the experience that counts the most, not the complexity or any other such technical concept.
audio reader way to anoying Aug 16, 2008
the book eldest i realy like and have read more thsn once ,but the other day i went on vacation and thought hay ill get eldest on cd and listen to it on the drive. the guy who is readen the book has one of the most annoying voices ive ever heard and he makes eragon sound like a fag and saphira is a female dragon not yoda.