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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…

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2005

Tagok ajánlása: Hány éves kortól ajánlod?

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Corgi, London, 2018
682 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780552552110
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Corgi, London, 2011
704 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780552552110
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Corgi, London, 2011
682 oldal · ISBN: 9780552554107

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Eragon

61 tag · 21 karc · Utolsó karc: 2021. március 11., 16:17 · Bővebben


Enciklopédia 6

Szereplők népszerűség szerint

Saphira · Eragon · Angela · Nasuada · Orik · Oromis


Kedvencelte 4

Most olvassa 6

Várólistára tette 5

Kívánságlistára tette 4


Kiemelt értékelések

hemynight>!
Christopher Paolini: Eldest

Mint ahogy az első résznél is, most is jövök azzal, hogy azért szeretem ennyire ezt a sorozatot, mert nagyon nosztalgikus hangulatba kerülök, ha eszembe jut. :)
A második részben talán még annyi sem történik, mint az elsőben, mégis valamiért jobban szeretem az Eldestet. Az egész csak egy nagy, elnyújtott semmi, de egyszerűen imádom azt a több száz oldalnyi részt, ami az elfeknél játszódik és szól a semmiről. Meg nekem valamiért nagyon bejönnek a kis filozofálgatós leírások, ahogy Eragon felfedezi az erdőt, ahogyan a mágia többfajta megközelítését is megismerjük, na meg hát az elfek. Elfek! (Amúgy nem nagyon ilyen megrögzött elfrajongó, de a Paolini-féle verziójukat tényleg imádom.)
Másfelől Roran történetszálát is szeretem, egészen addig, amíg el nem hagyják Carvahallt. Utána nagyon nyögvenyelős és unalmas az egész, Nasuada néhány fejezetéről már nem is beszélve (mondjuk Elvát csípem, lehetnének inkább az ő szemszögéből ezek a fejezetek).
Az utolsó 50 oldalon persze felpörögnek az események, éppen annyira, hogy rászánjam magam a harmadik részre, ami persze ugyanúgy hosszú és unalmas lesz, de nem is bánom, néha tényleg jó olvasni egy-két ilyen lassú folyású történetet, amibe csak úgy belesüpped az ember.

Mircsi P>!
Christopher Paolini: Eldest

Ez az újraolvasás olyan volt, mintha életemben először olvastam volna, abszolút semmire nem emlékeztem. Tegyük hozzá, ez a rész kevésbé eseménydús, mint az előzőek, talán egy feleilyen hosszú könyvbe is belefért volna minden. Ezzel együtt szerettem az „eseménymentes” részeket is, mert nem kellett lerágni a körmöm, de cserébe jobban megismertem ezt a világot, így azokat is tudtam élvezni.

Eragon végre felnőttként viselkedik, bevallom az előző részben párszor idegesítőnek találtam. A Roran-es szál annyira nem hozott lázba, Nasuada annál inkább! :)

Ametiszt21>!
Christopher Paolini: Eldest

Hát, ezt nem siettem el. Több, mint fél évig tartott elolvasnom ezt a regényt, és visszatekintve igazából fogalmam sincs, miért. Valószínűleg a formátummal lehetett gond, az e-könyvhöz nem mindig van hangulatom, de hogy nem a könyvben van a hiba, az teljesen biztos.
Az első rész még épp csak elültette bennem a gyanú magját, de a második rész már teljesen meggyőzött, hogy imádom ezt a sorozatot. Imádom a komplex világot, a fantasztikus karaktereket, és magát a történetet úgy ahogy van, de legfőképpen persze a sárkányokat imádom. Fantasztikus.
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Juci P>!
Christopher Paolini: Eldest

Talán egy kicsivel jobb volt, mint az első. Viszont a végén a nagy csavar totál borítékolható volt.

Ildiko_Lengyak>!
Christopher Paolini: Eldest

Aaaaa, zseniális! Tudom, hogy sokan tartják Paolini stílusát túlspirázottnak, és az utolsó csavar is kiszámítható volt, de olyan szinten lekötött mind a történet, mind pedig a narráció, mint kevés más könyv. Még, még, még! :)


Népszerű idézetek

Ametiszt21>!

Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.

338. oldal

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Saphira
Ametiszt21>!

He closed his eyes and sank into the warm dusk that separates consciousness and sleep, where reality bends and sways to the wind of thought, and where creativity blossoms in its freedom from boundaries and all things are possible.

146. oldal

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She snorted angrily. A thin line of fire shot from her nostrils, singeing Eragon's shoulder. He jumped back with a yelp, biting back a string of curses. Oops, said Saphira, shaking her head to clear the smoke.
Oops! You nearly roasted my side!
I didn't expect it to happen. I keep forgetting that fire will come out if I'm not careful. Imagine that every time you raised your arm, lightning struck the ground. It would be easy to make a careless motion and destroy something unintentionally.
You're right… Sorry I growled at you.

28. oldal

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They were quiet for a while, eating, then Oromis asked, „Can you tell me, what is the most important mental tool a person can possess?”
It was a serious question, and Eragon considered it for a reasonable span before he ventured to say, „Determination.”
Oromis tore the loaf in half with his long white fingers. „I can understand why you arrived at that conclusion – determination has served you well in your adventures – but no. I meant the tool most necessary to choose the best course of action in any given situation. Determination is as common among men who are dull and foolish as it is among those who are brilliant intellects. So, no, determination cannot be what we're looking for.”
This time Eragon treated the question as he would a riddle, counting the number of words, whispering them out loud to establish whether they rhymed, and otherwise examining them for hidden meaning. The problem was, he was no more than a mediocre riddler and had never placed very high in Carvahall's annual riddle contest. He thought too literally to work out the answers to riddles that he had not heard before, a legacy of Garrow's practical upbringing.
„Wisdom,” he finally said. „Wisdom is the most important tool for a person to possess.”
„A fair guess, but, again, no. The answer is logic. Or, to put it another way, the ability to reason analytically. Applied properly, it can overcome any lack of wisdom, which one only gains through age and experience.”
Eragon frowned. „Yes, but isn't having a good heart more important than logic? Pure logic can lead you to conclusions that are ethically wrong, whereas if you are moral and righteous, that will ensure that you don't act shamefully.”
A razor-thin smile curled Oromis's lips. "You confuse the issue. All I wanted to know was the most useful tool a person can have, regardless of whether that person is good or evil. I agree that it's more important to be of a virtuous nature, but I would also contend that if you had to choose between giving a man a noble disposition or teaching him to think clearly, you'd do better to teach him to think clearly. Too many problems in this world are caused by men with noble dispositions and clouded minds.
"History provided us with numerous examples of people who were convinced that they were doing the right thing and committed terrible crimes because of it. Keep in mind, Eragon, that no one thinks of himself as a villain, and few make decisions they think are wrong. A person may dislike his choice, but he will stand by it because, even in the worst circumstances, he believes that it was the best option available to him at the time.
„On its own, being a decent person is no guarantee that you will act well, which brings us back to the one protection we have against demagogues, tricksters, and the madness of crowds, and our surest guide through the uncertain shoals of life: clear and reasoned thinking. Logic will never fail you, unless you're unaware of – or deliberately ignore – the consequences of your deeds.”
„If elves are so logical,” said Eragon, „then you must all agree on what to do.”
„Hardly,” answered Oromis. „Like every race, we adhere to a wild range of tenets, and, as a result, we often arrive at differing conclusions, even in identical situations. Conclusions, I might add, that make logical sense from each person's point of view. […]”

327-328. oldal

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„What is magic?”
„The manipulation of energy through the use of the ancient language.”
There was a pause before Oromis responded. „Technically, you are correct, and many spellcasters never understand more than that. However, your description fails to capture the essence of magic. Magic is the art of thinking, not strength or language – you already know that a limited vocabulary is no obstacle to using magic. As with everything else you must master, magic relies on having a disciplined intellect.”

331-332. oldal

Ametiszt21>!

Oromis shook his head. „Foolish,” he said, „very foolish. If I had committed more to maintaining my spell, that would have killed you. Never use absolutes.”
„Absolutes?”
„Never word your spells so that only two outcomes are possible: success or death. If an enemy had trapped your legs and if he were stronger than you, then you would have expended all of your energy trying to break his spell. You would have died with no chance to abort the attempt once you realized that it was futile.”
„How do I avoid that?” asked Eragon.
„It's safer to make the spell a process that you can terminate at your discretion. Instead of saying release my calves, which is an absolute, you could say reduce the magic imprisoning my calves. A bit wordy, but you could then decide how much you wanted your opponent's spell decreased and if it were safe to remove it entirely. We will try it again.”

334-335. oldal

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Orik squinted at Eragon. „Do you believe in giants? Tall giants, shtrong giants, thick and bearded giants with fingers like spadeses?”
„I've never seen nor heard of them,” said Eragon, „except in stories. If they do exist, it's not in Alagaësia.”
„Ah, but they do! They do!” exclaimed Orik, waving the bottle about his head. „Tell me, O Rider, if a fearshome giant were to meet you on the garden path, what might he call you, if not dinner?”
„Eragon, I would presume.”
„No, no. He'd call you a dwarf, for dwarf you'd be to him.” Orik guffawed and nudged Eragon in the ribs with his hard elbow. „See you now? Humans and elvesh are the giants. The land's full of them, here, there, and everywhere, stomping about with their big feet and casting us in endless shadowses.” He continued laughing, rocking back in his chair until it tipped over and he fell to the floor with a solid thump.

346. oldal

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Orik
Ametiszt21>!

„I never want to hear you use that excuse again, that because someone else has done – or would do – something means that you should too. It's lazy, repugnant, and indicative of an inferior mind. Am I clear?”

352. oldal

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Oromis
Ametiszt21>!

The information he discovered on the miles of paper flooded into him like rain o parched desert, sating a previously unknown thirst. He devoured texts on geography, biology, anatomy, philosophy, and mathematics, as well as memoirs, biographies, and histories. More important than mere facts was his introduction to alternative ways of thinking. They challenged his beliefs and forced him to reexamine his assumptions about everything from the rights of an individual within society to what caused the sun to move across the sky.

367. oldal

Ametiszt21>!

Under the moon, the bright white moon,
Lies a pool, a flat silver pool,
Among the brakes and brambles,
And black-heart pines.

Falls a stone, a living stone,
Cracks the moon, the bright white moon,
Among the brakes and brambles,
And black-heart pines.

Shards of light, swords of light,
Ripple 'cross the pool,
The quiet mere, the still tarn,
The lonely lake there.

In the night, the dark and heavy night,
Flutter shadows, confused shadows,
Where once…

405. oldal


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