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 Alaga�sia? 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 Inheritance
To Feed a God
A Crown of Ice and Snow
A Cradle Song
Dancing with Swords
A Sea of Nettles
No Honor, No Glory, Only Blisters in Unfortunate Places
The Hall of the Soothsayer
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1 . Could have been better.
Posted March 15, 2012 by Angela , ChicagoThe read for the most part was fluent, and for a while i couldn't really put it down. I was very disappointed with the ending. Galbatorix and Eragon's "epic" battle was a HUGE let down. As with most of the series echoing J.R.R. Tolken's, Lord of the Rings, Eragon's decision mirrored Frodo's so much so that it was predictable.
Would have been nice to have had a bit more of a "happy ending". It seems like in the end everyone got the poop end of the stick. The only one that seems happy in all of this is Roran. Everything felt sorta unfinished. Would be nice to see another side story that will wrap up some loose ends.
2 . AMAZING!!!
Posted December 18, 2011 by Sam , CharlestonI was very impressed by "Inheritance". Sure, like other reviews I have read, I agree that the ending caused some disappointment, however, this was my favorite of the series. There was a good deal of comedic relief in rather intense scenes in this story. I also thought that, even though Eragon and Arya did not become an item, the conclusion of the rest of the story seemed to fit into place. I cannot think of a better way to give an end for the other characters. I will gladly recommend this saga to any who like fantasy stories. Very well done, Paolini!
3 . Are you kidding
Posted November 24, 2011 by Disappointed , CalgaryI stayed up till 3 am finishing Inheritance and I actually enjoyed the book - up until the ending. This is the most unsatisfactory and depressing ending to a series EVER. Really Chris - Eragon ends up what??? a 1,000 yr old virgin? You say at some point you will revisit Alagaesia - hopefully you will correct this travesty - providing you find an acceptable way to get around Angela's prophecy.
Knopf Books for Young Readers
November 08, 2011
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Excerpt from Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
The sound was stabbing, slicing, shivering, like metal scraping against stone. Eragon's teeth vibrated in sympathy, and he covered his ears with his hands, grimacing as he twisted around, trying to locate the source of the noise. Saphira tossed her head, and even through the din, he heard her whine in distress.
Eragon swept his gaze over the courtyard twice before he noticed a faint puff of dust rising up the wall of the keep from a foot-wide crack that had appeared beneath the blackened, partially destroyed window where Bl?dhgarm had killed the magician. As the squeal increased in intensity, Eragon risked lifting a hand off one ear to point at the crack.
"Look!" he shouted to Arya, who nodded in acknowledgment. He replaced his hand over his ear.
Without warning or preamble, the sound stopped.
Eragon waited for a moment, then slowly lowered his hands, for once wishing that his hearing was not quite so sensitive.
Just as he did, the crack jerked open wider--spreading until it was several feet across--and raced down the wall of the keep. Like a bolt of lightning, the crack struck and shattered the keystone above the door to the building, showering the floor below with pebble-sized rocks. The whole castle groaned, and from the damaged window to the broken keystone, the front of the keep began to lean outward.
"Run!" Eragon shouted at the Varden, though the men were already scattering to either side of the courtyard, desperate to get out from under the precarious wall. Eragon took a single step forward, every muscle in his body tense as he searched for a glimpse of Roran somewhere in the throng of warriors.
At last Eragon spotted him, trapped behind the last group of men by the doorway, bellowing madly at them, his words lost in the commotion. Then the wall shifted and dropped several inches, leaning even farther away from the rest of the building, pelting Roran with rocks, knocking him off balance and forcing him to stumble backward under the overhang of the doorway.
As Roran straightened from a crouch, his eyes met Eragon's, and in his gaze, Eragon saw a flash of fear and helplessness, quickly followed by resignation, as if Roran knew that, no matter how fast he ran, he could not possibly reach safety in time.
A wry smile touched Roran's lips.
And the wall fell.