Eldest

Eldest

by Christopher Paolini

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Eragon y su dragona, Saphira, acaban de impedir que las poderosas fuerzas del rey Galbatorix, cruel regente del Imperio, destruyan para siempre al ejército rebelde de los vardenos en Farthen Dur, la ciudad montaña de los enanos. Pocos días después de la sangrienta batalla contra los urgalos, Eragon y Saphira tienen que viajar a Ellesméra, el país de los elfos, para continuar con su formación en la magia y en la lucha con la espada, las dos habilidades especiales de los Jinetes del Dragón, para poder enfrentarse al malvado rey. Los acompañarán Arya, la elfa, y Orik, el enano, en una viaje plagado de descubrimientos y aventuras, con parajes fabulosos y nuevas amistades. Pero el caos y la traición los acechará sin descanso, y Eragon no sabrá en quién confiar.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788415729013
Publisher: Roca
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 836
Sales rank: 790,462
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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 Alagaësia.

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Eldest


By Christopher Paolini

Laurel Leaf

Copyright © 2008 Christopher Paolini
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780440238492

The Council of Elders
Saphira's breathing quickened, and she opened her eyes, yawning expansively. Good morning, little one.
Is it? He looked down and leaned on his hands, compressing the mattress. It's terrible . . . Murtagh and Ajihad . . . Why didn't sentries in the tunnels warn us of the Urgals? They shouldn't have been able to trail Ajihad's group without being noticed. . . . Arya was right, it doesn't make sense.
We may never know the truth, said Saphira gently. She stood, wings brushing the ceiling. You need to eat, then we must discover what the Varden are planning. We can't waste time; a new leader could be chosen within hours.
Eragon agreed, thinking of how they had left everyone yesterday: Orik rushing off to give King Hrothgar the tidings, Jörmundur taking Ajihad's body to a place where it would rest until the funeral, and Arya, who stood alone and watched the goings-on.
Eragon rose and strapped on Zar'roc and his bow, then bent and lifted Snowfire's saddle. A line of pain sheared through his torso, driving him to the floor, where he writhed, scrabbling at his back. It felt like he was being sawed in half. Saphira growled as the ripping sensation reached her. She tried to soothe him with her own mind but was unable to alleviate hissuffering. Her tail instinctually lifted, as if to fight.
It took minutes before the fit subsided and the last throb faded away, leaving Eragon gasping. Sweat drenched his face, making his hair stick and his eyes sting. He reached back and gingerly fingered the top of his scar. It was hot and inflamed and sensitive to touch. Saphira lowered her nose and touched him on the arm. Oh, little one. . . .
It was worse this time, he said, staggering upright. She let him lean against her as he wiped away the sweat with a rag, then he tentatively stepped for the door.
Are you strong enough to go?
We have to. We're obliged as dragon and Rider to make a public choice regarding the next head of the Varden, and perhaps even influence the selection. I won't ignore the strength of our position; we now wield great authority written the Varden. At least the Twins aren't here to grab the position for themselves. That's the only good in the situation.
Very well, but Durza should suffer a thousand years of torture for what he did to you.
He grunted. Just stay close to me.
Together they made their way through Tronjheim, toward the nearest kitchen. In the corridors and hallways, people stopped and bowed to them, murmuring, "Argetlam," or "Shadeslayer." Even dwarves made the motions, though not as often. Eragon was struck by the somber, haunted expressions of the humans and the dark clothing they wore to display their sadness. Many women dressed entirely in black, lace veils covering their faces.
In the kitchen, Eragon brought a stone platter of food to a low table. Saphira watched him carefully in case he should have another attack. Several people tried to approach him, but she lifted a lip and growled sending them scurrying away. Eragon pretended to ignore the disturbances and picked at the food. Finally, trying to divert his thoughts from Murtagh, he asked, Who do you think has the means to take control of the Varden, now that Ajihad and the Twins are gone?
She hesitated. It's possible you could, if Ajihad's last words were interpreted as a blessing to secure the leadership. Almost no one would oppose you. However, that does not seem a wise path to take. I see only trouble in that direction.
I agree. Besides, Arya wouldn't approve, and she could be a dangerous enemy. Elves can't lie in the ancient language, but they have no such inhibition in ours-she could deny that Ajihad ever uttered those words if it served her purposes. No, I don't want the position. . . . What about Jörmundur?
Ajihad called him his right-hand man. Unfortunately, we know little about him or the Varden's other leaders. Such a short time has passed since we came here. We will have to make our judgment on our feelings and impressions, without the benefit of history.
Eragon pushed his fish around a lump of mashed tubers. Don't forget Hrothgar and the dwarf clans; they won't be quiet in this. Except for Arya, the elves have no say in the succession-a decision will be made before word of this even reaches them. But the dwarves can't be-won't be-ignored. Hrothgar favors the Varden, but if enough clans oppose him, he might be maneuvered into backing someone unsuited for the command.
And who might that be?
A person easily manipulated. He closed his eyes and leaned back. It could be anyone in Farthen Dûr, anyone at all.


From the Hardcover edition.

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Eldest 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Would you like mystic powers? In this book Eragon a young dragon rider has powers and a dragon named Saphira must save Alagaesia from an army of urgals, two magician, and another dragon rider. Eragon also has to train in the Elven kingdom to make his skills even better. I recomend this book to all who have read Eragon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MUY BIEN!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is in spanish because some people who dont understand emlnglish but understand spanish can read a great book like this. Plus, i think about 25% of the united states is spanish. But hey, im only 11, how do i know?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
im 10, a fast reader and i finished this really awesome book in like 2 days. dude its TRUE. im a girl. =)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is excellent, with a solid plot, and interesring characters. The writing is complex, and is dull at necessary points (such as filling us in on past events, and character background).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You were 8 :~} WOW plus i love this book im 11
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent book!!! The second I finished Eragon I grabbed this book off my shelf. Even better than Eragon!!!
kazancapi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
La calidad del libro aumenta y se nota la madurez del escritor. La historia de este volumen tiene menos acción y se basa sobretodo en el crecimiento y la madurez de Eragon. Creo que la historia de Alagësia sigue creciendo y en este se nota también el potencial de esta historia que sin duda alguna es original y realmente atractiva. Este volumen se puede disfrutar mejor que el primeo a pesar de tener menos acción, los personajes siguen siendo reales y cercanos al lector.
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This is the first book that has the most magic in it.I think parnts shood see what there chirlren a reading. This is what gives kids nighmarers, this is why deamons hide in there clostes. I hate this book so much i will never alow my children to read one of fiction books.writrle a mom fiction book for change.
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This book, Eldest, by Christopher Paolini, is the sequal to Eragon. Eragon, the main character in both books, lives in Alagesia where an evil king rules the land. Eragon is a Dragon Rider and is the only one that can stop the king. Before he can, he must travel to the elf city called Ellesmera, which is hidden far away, to complete his training as a Dragon Rider. He must learn how to write magic, become a better swordsman, and learn how to defeat King Galabatorix. There, he finds strange, unique things and meets new people. While Eragon is completing his training, his cousin is fighting the cruel king's troops at Eragon's home village without Eragon knowing. Roran (his cousin)doesn't know what to do as he loses more and more villagers fighting the soldiers.Roran decides to bring the vilagers to the Varden, not knowing how to get there. The Varden (a secret organization made against the king that Eragon is involved in) is also preparing for war without Eragon's knoweledge. Once Eragon finds out, will it be too late? Will King Galbatorix win the battle by the time Eragon gets there? The author tells this story in an exciting way. Everything is new and surprising telling more of Eragon's journeys and experiences. Saphira (Eragon's dragon) helps him along the way to find out who Eragon truly is. Christopher Paolini keeps entertaining the reader all the way to the shocking, unexpected ending. Someone who loves adventure, magic, swordfighting, and a ton of action would love this book because of it's exhilirating tale. Similarities between Harry Potter and Tolkein can be found in this book. In Eldest, Christopher Paolini makes up some of his own languages, which is like Tolkein's elf language in Lord of the Rings. Also, one of the languages is used for magic, which is similar to the Harry Potter books where someone can see that J.K. Rowling uses her own combinations of words to mean certain things of magic. The story lines are totally different, but there are a few small similarities between the books. As a book reviewer, I found the book very intresting. When the book started drawing towards the end, I was shocked with suprise by it, which made me want to read more of the book. I was also a little sad the book was over because I will have to wait until the next book in the series comes out! I enjoyed reading Eldest very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt mean ro biy this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in the middle of Eldest. It's kinda getting boring. I'm starting to wish that Roran dies in the next chapter or something.
Justin Guidry More than 1 year ago
I posted on oct 1, so why is this in ******* spanish??? And who likes dragons :D?
Tristian Corona More than 1 year ago
Im 8 and i fineshed this book in a week=D
Guest More than 1 year ago
There were elements of interesting fantasy, however, Paolini's attempt at metaphysical and ethical reflection fall on their respective faces. I am interested in seeing how the series ends, but, in the future, please, PLEASE, stick to fantasy and leave philosohy to those who know what they are doing.