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First i’m going to write about:

 Inheritance Cycle by Christopher paolini ( Arvtagaren in swedish) the first book in Inheritance Cycle is Eragon.  

 Paolini began writing the book at the age of fifteen. After writing the first draft for a year, he spent a second year rewriting it and fleshing out the story and characters. Paolini’s parents saw the final manuscript and decided to self-publish Eragon. Paolini spent a year traveling around the United States advertising the novel. By chance, the book was discovered by Carl Hiaasen, who got it re-published by Alfred A. Knopf. The re-published version was released on August 26, 2003.

The book tells the story of a young farm boy named Eragon, who finds a mysterious stone in the mountains. A dragon named Saphira hatches from the stone, which was really an egg. When King Galbatorix finds out about Eragon and his dragon, he sends his servants after them in an effort to capture them. Eragon and Saphira are forced to flee from their hometown, and decide to search for the Varden, a group of rebels who want to see the downfall of Galbatorix.

Writing and publication

Christopher Paolini started reading fantasy books when he was ten years old, but was “frustrated” by the “absence of quality writing”. At the age of fourteen, Paolini started writing the first novel in a series four books, but he could not get beyond a few pages because he had “no idea” where he was going. He began reading everything he could about the “art of writing”, and then plotted the whole Inheritance Cycle book series. After a month of planning out the series, he started writing the draft of the Eragon by hand. It was finished a year later, and Paolini began writing the “real” version of the book. After another year of editing, Paolini’s parents saw the final manuscript. They immediately saw its potential and decided to self publish the book. They had Eragon printed through Lightning Source, a print on demand company that is a subsidiary of Ingram, a major book wholesaler. “This meant that even though Eragon was self-published, it was available in any quantity, at any time, and, because of Lightning Source’s connection with Ingram, in all bookstores in the United States, including online booksellers,” Paolini said. Paolini created the cover art for this edition of Eragon, which featured Saphira’s eye on the cover. He also drew the maps inside the book.

the book is about:

Eragon lives with his uncle Garrow and cousin Roran on a farm on the outskirts of a small village called Carvahall. While hunting in the Spine, a large range of mountains, Eragon is surprised to see a polished blue stone appear in front of him. A few days later, Eragon witnesses a baby dragon hatch from the “stone”, and realizes that it is in actuality, a dragon egg. Eragon names the dragon Saphira. He raises the dragon in secret until two of King Galbatorix’s servants, the Ra’zac, come to Carvahall looking for the egg. Eragon and Saphira manage to escape by hiding in the forest, but Garrow is fatally wounded and the house and farm are burned down by the Ra’zac. Once Garrow dies, Eragon is left with no reason to stay in Carvahall, so he goes after the Ra’zac, seeking vengeance for the destruction of his home and his uncle’s death. He is accompanied by Brom, an elderly story-teller, who insists on helping him and Saphira.

Eragon becomes a Dragon Rider through his bond with Saphira. On the journey, Brom teaches Eragon sword fighting, magic, the Ancient Language, and the ways of the Dragon Riders. Their travels bring them to Teirm, from where they are able to track the Ra’zac to the southern city of Dras-Leona. Once in Dras-Leona, they manage to infiltrate the city, but Eragon later encounters the Ra’zac in a cathedral in the city, and is forced to flee. Though Brom and Eragon manage to escape, their camp is ambushed later that night. A stranger named Murtagh rescues them, but Brom is gravely injured and dies shortly after.

Murtagh becomes Eragon’s new companion. They travel to the city Gil’ead to find information on how to find the Varden, a group of rebels who want to see the downfall of Galbatorix. While stopping near Gil’ead, Eragon is captured and imprisoned in the same jail that holds a woman he has been receiving dreams about. When he breaks out of his cell, he discovers that she is an Elf. Murtagh and Saphira stage a rescue, and Eragon escapes with the unconscious Elf. During the escape, Eragon and Murtagh battle with a Shade – a sorcerer possessed by evil spirits – named Durza. Murtagh shoots Durza between the eyes with an arrow, and the shade disappears in a cloud of mist.

After escaping, Eragon contacts the unconscious Elf telepathically, and discovers that her name is Arya. She tells them that she was poisoned while in captivity, and that only a potion in possession of the Varden can cure her. Arya is able to give directions to the exact location of the Varden; a city called Tronjhiem, which sits in the mountain Farthen Dûr. The group go in search of the Varden, both to save Arya’s life and to escape Galbatorix’s wrath. When they arrive in Farthen Dûr, Eragon is led to the leader of the Varden, Ajihad. Ajihad tells him that Durza was not destroyed by Murtagh’s well placed arrow, because the only way to kill a Shade is with a stab to the heart.

Eragon is at last able to rest, but a new invasion is imminent. As the battle begins, the Varden and the Dwarves are pitted against an enormous army of Urgals, deployed by Durza and Galbatorix. During the battle, Eragon faces Durza again. Durza is about to capture Eragon when Saphira and Arya create a distraction, diverting Durza’s attention long enough for Eragon to stab him in the heart. After Durza’s death, the Urgals are released from a spell which had been placed on them, and begin to fight among themselves. The Varden take advantage of this opportunity to make a counter-attack. During Eragon’s unconsciousness, a stranger contacts him through his mind and tells Eragon to come to him for training in the land of the elves.

Eldest

Eldest is the second book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Eldest begins following several important events in Eragon. The story is the continued adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira, centering around their journey to the realm of the Elves in order to further Eragon’s training as a Dragon Rider. Other plots in the story focus on Roran, Eragon’s cousin, who leads the inhabitants of Carvahall to Surda, and Nasuada as she takes on her father’s role as leader of the Varden. Eldest ends at the Battle of the Burning Plains, where Eragon faces a new Dragon Rider, and a new dragon, Thorn.

The first events in this book are the attack on Ajihad’s life, his death and funeral, the disappearance of Murtagh and The Twins, – two magicians of the Varden – who are captured by Urgals and assumed dead, and the election of a new leader of the Varden – Nasuada, Ajihad’s daughter, to whom Eragon swears fealty following some internal politics among the Varden’s Council of Elders.

Meanwhile, in Carvahall, Roran is being pursued by Galbatorix, the tyrant king of The Empire, who has sent the Ra’zac and a unit of soldiers to capture him and thus lure Eragon out. After repelling many attacks, the town manages to drive the army away, but Katrina, Roran’s fiancée, is captured by the Ra’zac, due to the betrayal of Sloan. They decide to leave Carvahall and travel to Surda. Roran earns the name “Stronghammer” because he defended Carvahall with a hammer given to him by Horst.

By that time, Eragon has decided to go to Du Weldenvarden to pursue his training. After some adventures on the way, Eragon arrives at his destination and meets Islanzadí, the Elven Queen. It is revealed that Arya is Islanzadí’s daughter. Eragon is introduced to another Dragon Rider, Oromis; the Mourning Sage or Osthato Chetowa: The Cripple Who Is Whole, Togira Ikonoka; who shielded Eragon in the first book. Eragon and Saphira begin their training with Oromis and his dragon Glaedr. Oromis and Glaedr escaped from Galbatorix, though with injuries: one of Glaedr’s forelegs was cut off, and Oromis suffers from an incurable disease, leaving him vulnerable to sudden seizures. However, Galbatorix was as yet unaware that a Dragon Rider had survived the Fall. Eragon learns how to read and fluently speak the Ancient Language, as well to use various magic skills. While Eragon’s feelings for Arya increase, he continues to train under Oromis and suffers repeated bouts of pain from the scar on his back that Durza, the Shade gave him. Nevertheless, he and Saphira grow steadily more powerful, but he is held back immensely by the pain from his scar.

Nasuada has made a momentous decision and moved the Varden to Surda. Here, she learns that the blessing Eragon bestowed on the child in Eragon was worded wrongly due to his lack of basic knowledge of the Ancient Language at the time, becoming a curse of sorts. Eragon too is horrified when he hears of this, and promises to try and nullify it. In the meantime the girl, Elva, serves as a sort of bodyguard to Nasuada against Galbatorix’s network of spies and assassins, the Black Hand, who are discovered in Surda.

On a traditional Elvish celebration day of the pact with the dragons, called the Blood-Oath Celebration, or the Agaetí Blödhren in the Ancient Language, Eragon is healed of his wound and, as an unprecedented gift from the dragons, gains elvish qualities that greatly enhance his strength and agility.

Because Nasuada moved the Varden, the threat of war with Galbatorix seems imminent. Upon hearing of this, Eragon immediately leaves for the battle in Surda and finds the situation poised on the edge of battle. The armies of the Varden, together with the army of Surda, camp on a plain opposite the vast armies of Galbatorix. Meanwhile, Roran and his men take command of a ship of the Empire – with the help of Jeod – the Dragon Wing, and arrive in time in Surda.

The battle begins, and Eragon and Saphira are able to repel the opposing armies for some time with his new training, but the tide soon turns. During the fighting, Roran arrives at Surda, and his group of villagers join the Varden in the battle. Then, with the appearance of the Dwarves from the east, the situation changes again; until an unknown Dragon Rider with his red dragon appear and kill Hrothgar, the Dwarf king. Also at the same time, the magicians of the Varden feel the presence of two new, powerful spell casters arrive on the battle-field and recognize them as the Twins, thought dead. The Twins systematically start killing off the Varden’s group of magicians and sorcerers.

Eragon faces off with the unknown Rider in both aerial and ground fights and ultimately unmasks his opponent, revealing Murtagh. Murtagh tells Eragon that the Twins had betrayed the Varden and taken him to Galbatorix. Galbatorix made Murtagh and Thorn, his red Dragon, swear fealty in the Ancient Language. Galbatorix knows the true names of both Murtagh and his dragon, and thus is able to control them. Thorn finally hatching to Murtagh implies that one of the two remaining dragon eggs in existence has finally hatched, which was eagerly awaited by Galbatorix for a long time. Murtagh also reveals that Galbatorix is working to resurrect the race of the Dragons by capturing Saphira and having her mate with one of the two remaining dragons; Thorn or the other Dragon, which was still lying dormant in its egg, held by Galbatorix. Murtagh says that Saphira holds the key to a new era, because she is the only female dragon left in existence. He and Thorn prove to be more powerful than the battle-weary Eragon and Saphira. Murtagh displays great and terrible strength, using spells that would have killed a normal human. Meanwhile, the Twins are slain by Roran. Finally, Murtagh decides to have mercy on Eragon and Saphira, on account of their old friendship; but before leaving them, he reveals that Eragon was the younger son of Morzan and Selena (the Black hand), and that therefore Murtagh is Eragon’s elder brother. Murtagh takes Zar’roc, Eragon’s sword, saying it should rightfully have been his, as he is the eldest son of Morzan. After Murtagh and Thorn leave, Eragon decides that even though Morzan may be his biological parent, Garrow was his father and Roran is more of a brother than Murtagh. In the meantime, Galbatorix’s army is forced to retreat after the arrival of the Dwarves, the death of the Twins, and the departure of Murtagh and Thorn. In the end, Eragon and Roran reunite and decide that they will seek out Katrina together.

Brisingr

Plot summary

Eragon, Roran, and Saphira rescue Roran’s betrothed, Katrina, who is held prisoner at Helgrind, the dwelling place of the Ra’zac. Eragon also finds Sloan, Katrina’s imprisoned father and a traitor to Carvahall. While Saphira, Roran and Katrina return to the Varden, Eragon slays the remaining Ra’zac. Using Sloan’s true name (which he discovers by accident), Eragon commands him to travel towards the Elves’ domain before returning to the Varden himself. Meanwhile, Arya finds Eragon in a town named Eastcroft, and together, they return to the Varden. At the Varden’s camp, Eragon attempts to reverse the curse he accidentally set upon Elva but after a failed first try Elva says that she doesn’t want the curse to be entirely removed after she discovers she can ignore it, later saying that next time she and Eragon met they would not be a friend or a foe, but she keeps her loyalty to Saphira. Eragon proceeds to repays small debts, and settles other minor affairs.

A small force of specially enchanted troops who feel no pain, along with Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn, attack the Varden shortly after Eragon’s return, but Elven spell-casters, sent by the Elven queen, Islanzadí, aid Eragon and Saphira and force Murtagh to flee. After the fight, Roran marries Katrina. Nasuada then orders Eragon to attend the election of the new dwarf king, insisting Saphira stay behind. Among the dwarves, Eragon is reunited with Orik, who is now the chief of his clan, Dûrgrimst Ingeitum. An unsuccessful attempt to kill Eragon is found to be the work of the clan Az Sweldn rak Anhûin, whom Orik forces into exile after a successful investigation. Having won the trust of the dwarves, Orik is elected the new dwarf king. At Orik’s coronation, Saphira mends Isidar Mithrim, which Arya had shattered while rescuing Eragon from Durza.

Eragon and Saphira then decide to return to Ellesméra to continue their training. There, Oromis and Glaedr reveal that Eragon’s deceased mentor, Brom, is Eragon’s father. Glaedr also reveals the source of king Galbatorix’s power: Galbatorix controls hundreds of Eldunarí, or dragon heart of hearts, which preserve a dragon’s consciousnesses after death, until destroyed. Though a dragon cannot physically exist through its Eldunarí, a dragon can still channel its energy into the bearer of the heart, and also impart its knowledge and wisdom. Galbatorix spent years penetrating these dragons’ consciousness through their Eldunarí, and succeeded in forcing a number of them to channel their energy into him. Eragon then visits an Elven blacksmith, Rhunön, who helps forge Eragon a new sword using the substance brightsteel found under the Menoa Tree. Eragon names the blue sword Brisingr. Before Eragon and Saphira set off to return to the Varden, Oromis says that the time has come to openly oppose Galbatorix alongside Islanzadí. Glaedr decides to give his Eldunarí to Eragon and Saphira before they part.

Meanwhile, after marrying Katrina, Roran is sent on various missions as part of the Varden’s military. One of his targets, a convoy of the empire’s supply wagons, is guarded by soldiers who feel no pain, and Roran’s unit suffers extreme casualties. Only nine return to the Varden, and the commander is replaced after losing his hand. Later, on a mission to take back a Surdan city, the new commander’s plan almost fails the operation, but Roran takes over and gives new orders. Despite saving the mission, and killing one hundred and ninety-three men on his own, Roran is charged with insubordination, and is relieved of his duties. When they arrive back at the Varden, Nasuada orders that Roran be whipped for his insubordination. After the whipping, she promotes Roran to commander and sends him on another mission. Roran leaves in command of a group of both men and Urgals, to assure the Urgals of their alliance. The raid goes perfectly but an Urgal challenges Roran to an unarmed wrestle for leadership. Roran is wounded due to his freshly whipped back, but wins anyway, winning the respect of the Urgals. When his squad returns to the Varden, they join the siege of Feinster.

During this siege, Eragon and Saphira return to the Varden. Eragon and Arya find the leader of the city, Lady Lorana, but discover that her three magicians are attempting to create a Shade. While racing to kill the magicians, Eragon passes out and Glaedr’s Eldunarí shows Oromis and Murtagh fighting near the city of Gil’ead. Galbatorix takes control of Murtagh, and Oromis suffers a seizure, which kills him. Glaedr wounds Thorn, but is killed due to being distraught over Oromis’ death. Eragon regains consciousness just as the Shade rises, whom he and Arya then kill. Nasuada then tells Eragon that the Varden plan to march to Belatona, then to Dras-Leona, and finally to Urû’baen, where they plan to kill Galbatorix.

Eragon – the first cover in sweden

 The second book

  The third book

 

another book  i write about is

Twilight

Plot summary

Isabella “Bella” Swan moves from sunny Phoenix, Arizona to rainy Forks, Washington to live with her father, Charlie, while her mother, Renée, travels with her new husband, Phil Dwyer, a minor league baseball player. Bella attracts much attention at her new school and is quickly befriended by several students. Much to her dismay, several boys compete for shy Bella’s attention.

When Bella is seated next to Edward Cullen in class on her first day of school, Edward seems utterly repulsed by her. He disappears for a few days, but warms up to Bella upon his return; their newfound relationship reaches a climax when Bella is nearly run over by a fellow classmate’s van in the school parking lot. Seemingly defying the laws of physics, Edward saves her life when he instantaneously appears next to her and stops the van with his bare hands.

Bella becomes hellbent on figuring out how Edward saved her life, and constantly pesters him with questions. After tricking a family friend, Jacob Black, into telling her local tribal legends, Bella concludes that Edward and his family are vampires who drink animal blood rather than human. Edward confesses that he initially avoided Bella because the scent of her blood was so desirable to him. Over time, Edward and Bella fall in love.

Their relationship is thrown into chaos when another vampire coven sweeps into Forks. James, a tracker vampire who is intrigued by the Cullens’ relationship with a human, wants to hunt Bella for sport. The Cullens attempt to distract the tracker by splitting up Bella and Edward, and Bella is sent to hide in a hotel in Phoenix. There, Bella receives a phone call from James, who claims he is holding her mother captive. When Bella surrenders herself, James attacks her, but Edward, along with the other Cullens, rescues Bella and destroys James. Once they realize that James has bitten Bella’s hand, Edward sucks the venom from her system before it can spread and transform her into a vampire, and she is then sent to a hospital. Upon returning to Forks, Bella and Edward attend their school prom and Bella expresses her desire to become a vampire, which Edward refuses.

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New Moon – the second

Plot summary

Protagonist Isabella “Bella” Marie Swan turns 18. Alice and Edward Cullen, the vampire she loves, throw her a birthday party. While unwrapping a gift, she gets a small paper cut. Edward’s brother, Jasper, is overwhelmed by her blood’s scent and tries to attack Bella. To protect her from vampires, Edward ends his relationship with Bella, and he and his family leave Forks, Washington. Bella becomes severely depressed for months and seeks comfort with Jacob Black, a cheerful friend who eases her pain over losing Edward.

Bella and Jacob develop a close friendship, and she soon realizes that thrill-seeking activities, such as motorcycle riding, help her to remember Edward more clearly. Meanwhile, Bella learns that Jacob is a werewolf. He and his fellow werewolves protect Bella from the vampires Laurent and Victoria, who seeks revenge for her dead mate, James, whom the Cullens killed in Twilight.

Meanwhile, a series of miscommunications leads Edward to believe that Bella has killed herself. Distraught over her supposed suicide, Edward flees to Italy to provoke the Volturi, peace-keeping vampires who would be able to kill him. Bella and Edward’s sister, Alice, rush to Italy to save Edward, arriving just in time to stop him. Before leaving Italy, the Volturi tell them that Bella, a human who knows that vampires exist, must either be killed or transformed into a vampire. When they return to Forks, Edward tells Bella that he has always loved her and only left to protect her. She forgives him, and the book ends with the Cullens voting in favor of Bella being transformed into a vampire after her graduation, much to Edward’s dismay.

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Eclipse

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