Book Review: "Eldest" by Chris Paolini

Essay by MrWhiteHigh School, 12th gradeA-, May 2007

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Eldest, the second book in the Inheritance trilogy was written by Chris Paolini. The book takes place in the fictional world of Alagaesia in a time period called “After the Fall”. Eldest follows the adventures of Eragon and Saphira, Eargon’s dragon as they trian to fight the evil king Galbatorix. Eldest is a indepthe book with many overlaping plots.

Chris Paolini was born in Southern California, though he was raised and still lives in the Paradise Valley, Montana area. His parents are Kenneth Paolini and Talita Hodgkinson. Paolini is of Italian descent. He has one sister, Angela. Home schooled for his entire life, he graduated high school at the age of 15 through an accredited correspondence course at American School, Chicago, Illinois. Following graduation, he started work on what would become the novel Eragon and its sequel Eldest, all set in Alagaësia.

Eldest is the squel to Eragon and continues where Eragon left off.

Eldest starts out after the battle at the Varden stronghold where Eragon defeated the shade Durza. The Varden’s leader, Ajihad, was killed in the battle and it is time for the varden to elect a new leader. Nasuada, Ajihad’s daughter is chosen to lead the Varden. Eragon and Saphira pledge fealty to Nasuada and the Varden. They then leave with the elf Arya to begin their training with the elves. On the journy to the elven capital Eragon learns much about the elves and dwarfs the reside in Alagaesia. Eragon and Sahira must hurry their traing for the king Galbatroix may attack the varden at any time.

This book is awesome. That is the only word to describe how enthralling the world Paolini creates is. I couldn’t put the book down and the length, even though it was over 600 pages long, seemed all too...