Random House has updated their page for Eldest recently to include a new and larger page count. About a month ago, we reported that the post count was at 672 pages – tied with the upcoming Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Some time recently, Eldest’s page count has been increased from 672 pages to 704 pages. That’s 195 pages longer than Eragon! Eldest is set to release on August 23.