This is a sequel to the bestselling 'Eragon' by Christopher Paolini. In this book Eragon continues his training as a Rider with the 'Mourning Sage' and visit the elven city of Ellesmera. The book also follows the transformation of Eragon's cousin, Roran, into the leader of the people of Carvahall, who saves them from certain destruction at the hand of the Empire. The book ends with Eragon confronting Galbatorix's new rider, his reailization of his desperate need for further training, and his reunion with Roran.
This book was better than its predessesor, and we learn a lot more about Alagaesia's various races, about magic, and a few glimpses of the future. Two books remain in this series, and I personally can't wait!