From Publishers Marketplace/Publishers Lunch comes "Jonah's Picks", reviews of fiction for young adults, in this case, the sequel to the fantasy bestseller, ERAGON.
"Almost two years ago to the day, pre-publication enthusiasm for Christopher Paolini's ERAGON inspired the creation of our occasional review column for children's books, "Jonah's Picks." At least 100 books wiser and already well into a stack of fall galleys for summer reading, our reviewer returns with his assessment of ELDEST, set for release on August 23.
By Christopher Paolini
When ELDEST picks up, no time has passed since the end of Eragon. The budding dragon rider Eragon is setting out with his dragon Saphira to continue his quest to defeat the evil monarch. And he starts training to become a full-fledged rider. In the book Eragon makes unexpected allies and many new friends; he overcomes a disability that prevents him from fighting, and in the end, he stands up to a friend turned foe, and unleashes all he has got.