Item description for Eldest (Spanish Edition) by Christopher Paolini & Enrique De Heriz...
Eragon y su dragona, Saphira, acaban de impedir que las poderosas fuerzas del rey Galbatorix, cruel regente del Imperio, destruyan para siempre al ejrcito rebelde de los vardenos en Farthen Dur, la ciudad de la montaa de los enanos. Pocos das despus de la sangrienta batalla contra los urgalos, Eragon y Aspira tienen que viajar a Ellemra, el pas de los elfos para continuar con su formacin en la magia y en la lucha con la espada, las dos habilidades esenciales de los Jinetes del Dragn, para poder enfrentarse al malvado Rey. Los acompaar Arya, la elfa, y Orik, el enano, en un viaje plagado de descubrimientos y aventuras , con parajes fabulosos y nuevas amistades. Pero el caos y la traicin los acecharn sin descanso, y Eragon no sabr en quien confiar. Entre tanto, los sones inconfundibles de la guerra tienen en vilo el reino de Alagaesia. Las espadas se afilan y las nubes de oscuridad presagian terror y muerte. A Carcahall, cerca de las montaas Vertebradas, tambin llega el miedo: dos Ra'zac han aparecido acompaados de un destacamento para capturar a Roran, el primo de Eragon. Roran tendr que huir, pero pronto se dar cuanta de que no es posible escapar siempre. Adems, el deseo de vengar la muerte de su padre a manos de los Ra'zac lo llevar a tomar una decisin sin posibilidad de marcha atrs. Podr la sombra oscura y poderosa del rey aplastar a la resistencia? Eragon no puede huir para siempre...
Outline Surpassing its popular prequel Eragon, this second volume in the Inheritance trilogy shows growing maturity and skill on the part of its very young author, who was only seventeen when the first volume was published in 2003. The story is solidly in the tradition (some might say derivative) of the classic heroic quest fantasy, with the predictable cast of dwarves, elves, and dragons--but also including some imaginatively creepy creatures of evil.
The land of Alagaesia is suffering under the Empire of the wicked Galbatorix, and Eragon and his dragon Saphira, last of the Riders, are the only hope. But Eragon is young and has much to learn, and so he is sent off to the elven forest city of Ellesmera, where he and Saphira are tutored in magic, battle skills, and the ancient language by the wise former Rider Oromis and his elderly dragon Glaedr. Meanwhile, back at Carvahall, Eragon's home, his cousin Roran is the target of a siege by the hideous Ra'zac, and he must lead the villagers on a desperate escape over the mountains. The two narratives move toward a massive battle with the forces of Galbatorix, where Eragon learns a shocking secret about his parentage and commits himself to saving his people.
The sheer size of the novel, as well as its many characters, places with difficult names, and its use of imaginary languages make this a challenging read, even for experienced fantasy readers. It is essential to have the plot threads of the first volume well in mind before beginning--the publisher has provided not only a map, but a helpful synopsis of the first book and a much-needed Language Guide. But no obstacles will deter the many fans of Eragon from diving headfirst into this highly-awaited fantasy. (Ages 12 and up) --Patty Campbell
Meet Author 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 age 15.
"Writing is the heart and soul of my being. It is the means through which I bring my stories to life. There is nothing like putting words on a page and knowing that they will summon certain emotions and reactions from the reader. In my writing, I strive for a lyrical beauty somewhere between Tolkien at his best and Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf." --Christopher Paolini
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The Eragon/Eldest Boxed Set
Want to learn more about the series? Check out our review of Eragon: Here's a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhaps even Wagner in its traditional quest structure and the generally agreed-upon nature of dwarves, elves, dragons, and heroic warfare with magic swords. Read more
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Learn the Lingo Our quickie pronunciation guide will help you get to know some of the names and places in the Inheritance series.
The Leader of the Varden
Elven word to describe Dragon Riders meaning "silver hand"
A powerful elf who is both beautiful and a master swordswoman
A Dragon Rider from Carvahall
*Art copyright 2004 John Jude Palencar
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2005
Publisher Roca Editorial
ISBN 8496544079 ISBN13 9788496544079
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More About Christopher Paolini & Enrique De Heriz
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 (Spanish Edition)?
Amazing Jul 28, 2008
The best book ever? Oh wait third book in the trilogy is coming out September 20!
This book... Jul 9, 2008
This book, Eldest is good no doubt, but some parts, most of the book actually are really slow. It also has a great problem, it seems it is some kind of rip-off book from Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings and more.
Let me explain, when Luke goes to avenge his uncle with Obi-Wan, an old but clever teacher...Wait, that's Eragon goes to avenge his uncle with Brom. Well anyway, they fight a lot of enemies, they kill Durza and then Eldest starts. The story follows Eragon with Gimli and Arwen going...Oops, I mean Orik and Ayra. They arrive to the Elven city and there Eragon learns the arts of the Dragon Riders from an old man who is a rider himslef. Some of the things he learns are interesting but when you read 500 pages about a boy learning you're bound to get bored when an entire chapter is about ants, or when dear Oromis goes into the river with Eragon without clothes on, or...well, you'll get bored. Then the battle comes, some interesting things happen again and boom! Darth Vader appears and claims to Eragon "No, I am your father"**dramatic music playing in the back**...Damn, did it again! It's actually Murtagh who says to Eragon that he's his brother and that Morzan, a bad guy who is dead, is their father...Oh, he also loses his sword which doesn't remind me of Luke losing his Lightsabre when Darth Vader told him the truth...
All in all, you can read the book, you'll get bored in some parts, you'll find many paralells with other novels and you can either like it or hate it. Good luck.
PS: Eragon faints every other page and you'll get tired of it. At the end of the book, he's lost concioussness so many times, you wonder how he doesn't get any brain damage
Excellent book Jul 8, 2008
I enjoyed Eldest immensly. Not many books can pull me from video games, but this book and its prequel did just that. I enjoyed the progression through the book, but I wanted it to continue when I finished. I will be purchasing Brisingr when it is released.
great bok Jul 8, 2008
This is a great book, the story line continues from the first book and the characters are developed nicely. I cant wait for the next installment to be delivered in august. I pre-ordered the next book for myself and for a friend.
OH! Dear God! WHY?! Jul 1, 2008
Oh why? This was a massacre of popular stories OTHER PEOPLE WROTE! I fully expected Morzan to come back from the dead Kenobi-style and announce to the world, "Eragon, I am your father." and Eragon to anguish over it for the rest of the book. OH WAIT! That last part actually HAPPENED! Garion was also overdue for an appearance, coming in to say, "Why did you steal the cool mark on my hand that I have to keep hidden?" And for added fun, why not throw in a cute little scene where Arya's scent WAFTS toward Eragon, and she smells suspiciously like pine needles and another spicy scent. Oh wait, I think he did that too! Somebody read too many of his mom's romance novels when he was younger! This was a horrible book. If you value your sanity, IQ level, or anything else, DON'T read this. I regret actually borrowing this book from the library, and genuinely feel sorry that they spent money on this piece of cliched, predictable drivel.