While hunting in the forest, fifteen year old farm boy Eragon discovers a blue stone, and he hopes to trade it in for food for the winter. However, before he can make a trade, the stone hatches a beautiful sapphire colored dragon. From there on, Eragon's life is changed as he finds himself pitted against the Empire and destined to take up the mantle of the Dragon Riders. In Eldest, Eragon travels to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, while his cousin Roran fights an impossible battle back home in Carvahall. In Brisingr, Eragon and his dragon face more adventures as they travel beyond the Empire in their quest to rid the land of tyranny. Written by homeschooled Christopher Paolini after graduating from high school at 15, this is one of my favorite series of all time! A spell-binding fantasy awaits you! 768-1016 pgs, pb.
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