Eldest Study Guide

Eldest

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Eldest Chapter 53: An Unexpected Ally

Jeod explains that he recognized Roran because of his resemblance to Eragon, and demands the villagers’ real story. As they tell it, Jeod’s wife, Helen, intrudes to berate him about the couple’s business troubles. Then Jeod tells them that he is an agent of the Varden, and reveals the truth about Eragon’s destiny, a disclosure met with laughter and disbelief by the villagers. When Roran begins to believe the story, he is angry at Eragon for bringing so much death and destruction on his family and community for the sake of his dragon.

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