“Eldest” by Christopher Paolini

Goodreads summary:

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. (Goodreads)

My thoughts:

I was so bored by this novel that it took me 5 months to complete it.

Eldest is the second novel in Christopher Paolini’s epic fantasy series, the Inheritance Cycle, about a farm boy named Eragon who learns that he’s a dragon rider. In this installment, we mostly watch Roran on his journey to Surda and observe Eragon as he learns to be a dragon rider, i.e., learn the ways of the elves.

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Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag. Since I’m trying to catch up on my huge backlog of reviews, I’ve decided to make an effort at catching up on tags I was tagged for. I’m more than a year late with this one, which I was tagged for by Rose Read and the Orangutan Librarian.

The rules:
  • Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads Read shelf, or you can writing loads of titles on bits of paper and pick them at random).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread.
  • Repeat until you’ve completed three rounds.

I followed the instructions and sorted my Goodreads Read shelf at random, which I didn’t know was possible.

Round 1

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