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The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

by John Steinbeck Christopher Paolini Chase Horton

The first book John Steinbeck read as a child was the CaxtonMorte d'Arthur, and he considered it one of the most challenging tasks of his career to modernize the stories of King Arthur. "These stories are alive even in those of us who have not read them. And, in our day, we are perhaps impatient with the words and the stately rhythms of Malory. I wanted to set the stories down in meaning as they were written, leaving out nothing and adding nothing. " Also included are the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the editor of this volume, about his work onKing Arthur. John Steinbeck(1902-1968) was the author of many books, includingOf Mice and Men,Cannery Row,East of Eden,In Dubious Battle, andThe Grapes of Wrath(which won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1939). In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The first book John Steinbeck read as a child was the CaxtonMorte d'Arthur, and he considered it one of the most challenging tasks of his career to modernize the stories of King Arthur. As the author notes in his introduction toThe Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights: "These stories are alive even in those of us who have not read them. And, in our day, we are perhaps impatient with the words and the stately rhythms of Malory. I wanted to set the stories down in meaning as they were written, leaving out nothing and adding nothing. " Also included in this edition are the letters Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the editor of this volume, about his work and thought concerning the Arthurian legends. "[Steinbeck] embellishes Malory's spare legend with a richness of detail that transforms the visions, making it no one but Steinbeck's. "--John Gardner,The New York Times Book Review

Brisingr Deluxe Edition

by Christopher Paolini

Experience the bestselling phenomenon of Brisingr, now in a deluxe edition! This deluxe edition includes deleted scenes, never-before-seen art by the author, and a guide to dwarf runes. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still, there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep. First is Eragon's oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Roran's beloved from King Galbatorix's clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength--as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices--choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. In Eragon lies the greatest hope for a better Alagaësia. Can this once simple farm boy rise to become the leader he must to unite the rebel forces and defeat the king? A #1 New York Times BestsellerA #1 USA Today BestsellerA Wall Street Journal BestsellerA Publishers Weekly BestsellerAn IndieBound Bestseller

Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle #3)

by Christopher Paolini

OATHS SWORN . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.First is Eragon's oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Roran's beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix's clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength--as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices-- choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?From the Hardcover edition.

Eldest Deluxe Edition (The Inheritance Cycle #2)

by Christopher Paolini

This deluxe edition of the runaway international bestseller includes:·A sneak peek at Book III·An exclusive, full-color foldout poster of Glaedr by award-winning artist John Jude Palencar·A revealing excerpt of the history of Alagaësia ·Never-before-seen art by the author, including an image of Brom's elf ring·A complete and comprehensive list of people, places, things, and dwarf clansDarkness falls. . . . Swords clash. . . . 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 Ellesméra, 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. . . .From the Hardcover edition.

Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle #2)

by Christopher Paolini

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.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 the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn't know whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle-one that might put Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . . Praise for Eragon: "Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish." -Booklist, Starred "Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut." -People "The new 'It' book of children's lit." -U.S. News & World Report "An auspicious beginning to both career and series." -Publishers Weekly A #1 New York Times Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Book Sense Book of the Year A #1 Book Sense SelectionFrom the Hardcover edition.

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1)

by Christopher Paolini

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy--until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save--or destroy--the Empire."An authentic work of great talent."--The New York Times Book Review"Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."--People "Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid."--Booklist, Starred"An auspicious beginning to both career and series."--Publishers WeeklyA New York Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerA Wall Street Journal BestsellerA Book Sense BestsellerFrom the Hardcover edition.

The Inheritance Cycle Complete Collection

by Christopher Paolini

The #1 New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. For the first time, here are all four books in one ebook collection.Praise for Christopher Paolini and the Inheritance cycle:"An authentic work of great talent." --The New York Times Book Review"A breathtaking and unheard-of success." --USA Today"Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington PostThe #1 New York Times Bestseller The #1 USA Today Bestseller The #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller The Wall Street Journal Bestseller The IndieBound Bestseller

Inheritance Cycle Omnibus: Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr

by Christopher Paolini

Books One, Two, and Three in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance cycle--the complete texts now in a single grand volume.

Inheritance Deluxe Edition

by Christopher Paolini

This deluxe edition of the spellbinding conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle includes: A glimpse at life in Alagaësia after the final scene of the seriesNever-before-seen art by the authorA new scene within the storyA note to readers from the author Not so very long ago, Eragon--Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider--was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king Galbatorix and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle #4)

by Christopher Paolini

Not so very long ago, Eragon--Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider--was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.Sneak Peek at Chapter TItles from InheritanceMooneaterTo Feed a GodBlack-Shrike-Thorn-CaveA Crown of Ice and SnowA Cradle SongDancing with SwordsA Sea of NettlesNo Honor, No Glory, Only Blisters in Unfortunate PlacesThe Hall of the SoothsayerBurrow GrubsFrom the Hardcover edition.

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