Murtagh: The World of Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle) (CD-Audio)
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Master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini returns to the World of Eragon in this stunning epic fantasy set a year after the events of the Inheritance Cycle. Join Dragon Rider—and fan favorite—Murtagh and his dragon as they confront a perilous new enemy!
“Christopher Paolini is a true rarity.” —The Washington Post
The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.
Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.
In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return.
Praise for Christopher Paolini:
“A spellbinding fantasy writer.” —The Boston Globe
“A breathtaking and unheard-of success.” —USA Today
“Make[s] literary magic.” —People
* This audiobook edition includes a downloadable PDF that contains images from the book and Addendum material.
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI. Author of the Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance). Creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. Holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Qualified for marksman in the Australian army. Scottish laird. Dodged gunfire . . . more than once. As a child was chased by a moose in Alaska. Has his name inscribed on Mars. Firstborn of Kenneth and Talita. Husband. Father. Asker of questions and teller of stories.
Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. His career in British repertory theater includes The Crucible, Playboy of the Western World, The Tempest, The Importance of Being Earnest, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Treasure Island, Fiddler on the Roof, and Brecht’s Baal. In London’s West End, he appeared in the gritty musical The Hired Man and toured internationally with the English Shakespeare Company in Corialanus, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night. His television career in the UK includes Blott on the Landscape, The Bill, The Knock, 2point4 Children, The Brittas Empire, and Brass Eye. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order, as well as a number of commercials on network TV. He is an award-winning narrator of some 400 audiobooks. He enjoys singing and playing traditional Irish music on tin whistle and bodhran. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.
"A much-needed follow-up centering a beloved character." —Kirkus Reviews
"Two decades after the debut of Eragon, Paolini shows that there are still fresh tales to be told in this world." —Booklist