After the Harry Potter Book 7, I am so eager to read again. This time, my son picked a book for me. It's a sequel to 'Eragon'. We've also seen the movie Eragon so even though i have not read the book, i have an idea of the story. This sequel is entitled 'Eldest".
Here's the synopsis from Powells.com:
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...
The reviews are not bad either. It's worth trying. I am particularly interested on how it will turn out in the end. In books, I am particularly drawn to fiction and fantasy. These kind of theme has the capacity to bring me to places that are completely different from reality. A new world of wonder and mystery, almost magical. I guess it's my way of escaping the rutineness of reality.
I will be able to post my own review after i've finished reading. Meanwhile....hold on to your horses! :)