Some of my friends loved this book but it just didn't work out for me. The way the writer wrote the novel was rather dull, for me. I finished the book, but it was just for the sake of finishing it. Never read the next book, but I do have it here. I read it a long time ago though, I might have a different review for the book if I were to read it now. If I run out of books to read, which is rather unlikely, then I might give Eldest a chance.