The second book in The Inheritance Series Darkness falls . . . Despair abounds . . . Evil reigns . . . And while he's off on his own journey, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger. Eragon may not escape with even his life . . .
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 magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life...
Christopher Paolini was educated at home by his parents. His abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen. Now twenty-one, he lives with his family in Montana, USA.
"A compelling and action-filled adventure ... A galloping good example of its genre" Daily Telegraph "This book is an achievement. Readers will be transported" The Sunday Times "A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon ... Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story" Guardian "A stirring fantasy of epic proportions" The Bookseller "Bound for the bestsellers" Publishing News 20050722
The fantastic sequel to the UK and US number one bestseller and publishing phenomenon, ERAGON.
Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2007
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2006
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