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Eldest Book Review

Eldest Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

We review the Eldest fantasy novel by the young author Christopher Paolini!

Title: Eldest
Author: Christopher Paolini
Ages: 12+
Rating: 4

Take two scoops of The Lord of the Rings, one scoop of Harry Potter and then pitch in a handful of dragons who want to see what all the noise is about. That's what you're getting with the novel Eldest. It has a ton of classic fantasy stuff from elves to dwarves, wizards, dragons and even a villain with a funky name - Galbatorix. Here's our review!

Inheritance Trilogy Book Two

Eldest is book two of a three set series by the young author Christopher Paolini. While the first book was about the young Eragon learning to be a hero and save the day, this book is all about him learning to use his new powers. He travels to the land of the elves to study magic and sword fighting while the rest of the world gets ready to have a huge war with the evil Galbatorix's Empire.

Heroism, Elves, Dragons and Magic

It's not as fast-paced as a Harry Potter novel, but Eldest does a great job of keeping you turning pages because it makes an entire fantasy world come alive. From the incredible details of the dwarven empire, to a forest full of elves and an incredible story of bravery, responsibility and growing up, it's an incredible book. It also has lots of battles so if you like hearing stories of fantasy wars, check it out.

Villains, Urgals and Horrible Monsters

The biggest problem with Eldest is that there isn't a lot of action. It's a whole lot of Eragon taking classes in sword fighting and magic from a bunch of elves so, unless that sounds cool to you, it can be a pain to read.

The Bottom Line

If you dig fantasy novels, it's a terrific, if slightly slow, book. Christopher Paolini's writing is full of fantastic details and tons of imagination. If you really dig it, check out book one in the series, Eragon, and get ready for the third book and the movie!

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