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SIGNED after an appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia. We were the booksellers. IN PRISTINE condition; this copy is unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and packed in a hard box for domestic shipments. N° de ref. de la librería 001119
Sinopsis: Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.
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 Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. 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.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle–one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.
Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . .
Praise for Eragon:
“Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that’s sure to flourish.” –Booklist, Starred
“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.” –People
“The new ‘It’ book of children’s lit.” –U.S. News & World Report
“An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” –Publishers Weekly
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Book Sense Book of the Year
A #1 Book Sense Selection
Review: 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
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.
|Ajihad||AH-zhi-hod||The Leader of the Varden|
|Argetlam||ARE-jet-lahm||Elven word to describe Dragon Riders meaning "silver hand"|
|Arya||AR-ee-uh||A powerful elf who is both beautiful and a master swordswoman|
|Eragon||EHR-uh-gahn||A Dragon Rider from Carvahall|
|*Art copyright © 2004 John Jude Palencar|
Editorial: Alfred a Knopf Inc
Año de publicación: 2005
Condición del libro: New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Alfred a Knopf Inc, New York, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good-. First Edition. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Signed by Author The author flat signed on the half title page. This is Eldest: Inheritance Book II. The dust jacket has light edge wear, is lightly rubbed and the dust jacket is in a Mylar type protector. Nº de ref. de la librería 024892
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st. Spot of minor paper loss on front; Signed by the author.; 8vo; 679 pages; Signed by Author Very Good endpaper. Jacket autograph sticker on front. Nº de ref. de la librería 24116
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2005. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing. First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. New unread As New book in As New dust jacket. Comes with Eldest CD and promotional material. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Signed by Author on Full Title Page. Nº de ref. de la librería 011858
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2005. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing. First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Rare misprint dust jacket - printed without the gold foil. Signed, without inscription, and dated 9/24/08 by author on the full title page. New unread Fine book in As New dust jacket. A beautiful rare collector's copy. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Signed and Dated By Author on the Full Title Page. Nº de ref. de la librería 011656
Descripción Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition [1st Edition].. 037582670X Signed by the author. First Edition [1st Edition]. First Print [1st Print]. Include CD of author interview. Nº de ref. de la librería IM194480
Descripción Knopf Books for Young Readers, New York, NY, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VG+. 1st Edition. Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket.; Inheritance, Book 2; 9.40 X 6 X 2.30 inches; 704 pages; Signed by author on title page. ; Signed by Author VG+; Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 44505
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Signed by Paolini on the title-page. Nº de ref. de la librería MR3611
Descripción Knopf, New York, 2005. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good +. First Edition. the volume is Fine; the DJ has minor scuffing at edges and slight smudge inside back flap. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 000376
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005. 1/4 Cloth. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. First Edition; First Printing. An unread first edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Christopher Paolini. Released two days prior to the UK edition; The second title in the Inheritance Trilogy after "Eragon". Winner of the 2006 Quill Book Award. After having saved the rebel state from destruction by the forces of King Galbatorix, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, must now travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship. It turns out to be the journey of a lifetime; xx, 681,  pages; Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 11956
Descripción Alfred A Knopf, New York, NY, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good, Not Price Clipped. American First. Complete number line from 1 to 10; signed by Christopher Paolini on the title page with no inscription; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 006183