We all know I have a problem with buying books, well Twitter folks know, so it made sense for me to maybe tell you all in a blog post what’s new to my shelves. No, just me?
Ach, who cares, Im still going to post it 😀
This is such a long overdue book purchase for me as I have an emotional love for this series. My dad used to read Eragon to me when I was a kid so it has some feels with it. Though, that was so long ago I class myself as having not read these books. I watched the movie, though. Which I’m pretty sure flopped, so that doesn’t say much about my taste in films because I kind of liked it.
Well, anyway so I went and bought the first three books of The Inheritance Cycle, don’t shoot me, I know there are four but these books are so dang hard to get a hold of, hardback even more so. I found these gems on eBay for a really good price, I think they were something around £12.00. They are second hand but they are in really good shape! They only have tiny shows of wear and tear but I’m pretty sure they haven’t been read, I mean look at those pictures they look NEW. I was so surprised. The box however, well that was a totally different story. I opened the package and all four side just collapsed. Honestly. It is a good job I had no intention of keeping them in the box.
Im really hoping I come across a copy of Inheritance in hardback that isn’t too pricey or too damaged (if it is second hand) pretty soon then I will have the complete trilogy and I can read them.
I love these kinds of books, they are such beautiful creations, and being an older book the covers have a matte feel and look to them, which I really like. I think newer books have a shinier finish to them.
AND. Maps people. MAPS. I love maps. I’m that person that draws her own on crazy map making sites, and believe me I have whole freaking worlds imagined. So when I see one map at the front of a book I get excited. Give me two, well I might just rate you five stars for that, my friend!
A world of adventure.
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.
Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.
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 the skills of the Dragon Rider. Ages 12+.
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 the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle–one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.
Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . .
(Ohhhh, I legit nearly spelt that with an ‘e’)
Oaths sworn… loyalties tested… forces collide.
It’s been only months since Eragon first uttered “brisingr”, an ancient language term for fire. Since then, he’s not only learned to create magic with words — he’s been challenged to his very core. Following the colossal battle against the Empires warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still, there is more adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.
First is Eragon’s oath to his cousin, Roran: to help rescue Roran’s beloved from King Galbatorix’s clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength — as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices — choices that will take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.
Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?