The second book in The Inheritance Series
Darkness falls . . . Despair abounds . . . Evil reigns . . .
Fresh from their battle for the rebel state against King Galbatorix, Eragon has no time to rest.
He and his dragon, Saphira, must travel to EllesmÃ©ra, the land of the elves for more training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of a Dragon Rider.
Even though he’s heading off on the journey of a lifetime, chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon doesn’t know who to trust.
And while he’s off on his own journey, 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 . . .