Over the last few days I have been reading the book titled Eldest. This book is the second book in the trilogy that started with Eragon. Eragon was also just released last year as a movie (which was really good).
The series is about dragons, elves humans and dwarfs. There is an evil king and they attempt to overthrow him. Its hard to write anything about the 2nd book without giving away the ending of the 1st. Needless to say, if it wasn't good I wouldn't have waded through over 600 pages of it (the first book was just as long). It is a really good series along the lines of Lord of the Rings or the Dragon Song book series by Anne McCaffery that came out at least 10 or 15 years ago.
Of course the other good thing about the book is that I took Hilda's advice (and my husband who agreed with her) and read a for fun book!