Eldest Book Summary and Study Guide

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    Eragon was a farmer's nephew, when he found a mysterious stone in a forest called the Sine. Nobody wants anything to do with this stone. Finaly some strangers come to town looking for Eragon. Eragon is gone when the strangers reach his house so they burn it down and kill his uncle. The stone he found in the Spine turns out to be a dragon egg. He names his dragon Saphira and together they set out to avenge his dead uncle.
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    Eragon leaves the dwarf city to go to the elves and receive training in swordsmanship and magic. As his is training he finds out that Surda (a city opposing the empire) is about to be attacked. He sets out immediately.
    Meanwhile the monsters who killed Eragon's uncle have returned to his home. Roran, Eragon's cousin, is fighting with all his strength to protect his home. When Roran's love is kidnapped he sets out to rescue her, bringing the whole of Caravhall with him.
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Eragon and his dragon Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel leader of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of a Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   18th century    -   general past    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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