- Paperback: 860 pages
- Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (23 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 037584631X
- ISBN-13: 978-0375846311
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 4.4 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (520 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,323,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Inheritance; Or the Vault of Souls (Inheritance Cycle) Paperback – 23 Oct 2012
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"If you're not already a Paolini fan, now is the time to rush out and buy the three previous books, as this is the final instalment of the epic story which began with Eragon." (Book Time)
"Inheritance is the final book of the wildly popular "Inheritance Cycle" by wunderkind Christopher Paolini. In this thrilling conclusion, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, take the fate of their world into their own hands. The evil king, Galbatorix, must be defeated and justice returned to the realm, but can the young dragonrider handle the pressure? That remains to be seen." (The Christian Science Monitor)
"Featuring spectacular artwork by John Jude Palencar, this book brings the bestselling Inheritance cycle to a breathtaking conclusion." (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)
"It is an extremely compelling and well written book, set in the magical land of Alagaesia, and is one of the best fantasy books I have read. Christopher Paolini is a great author who has been able to conjure up a fantastical yet believable world.
This is just as brilliant as all the other books in the series and ends spectacularly, but not in the way I expected..." (Guardian)
"The Dragon has landed! Paolini's conclusion to his popular saga for young adults has been eagerly anticipated and at 880 pages, it's a whopper! Can Eragon the Dragon Rider restore peace to Alagaesia?" (Kate Lazenby Western Morning News) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
The final stunning book in the Inheritance cycle featuring Eragon and his dragon Saphira - now available in paperback. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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1) Christopher Paolini has a certain style of writing which is unique.. it is well detailed, enrapturing and flowing.
2)In general I felt this book lived up to standards of the previous books in the series.. better infact. A lot of books do not always tie up all the loose ends. The fact that this book did pleasantly surprised me. A few examples - Sloan in Du Weldenvarden(does he recieve his eyesight?), The Menoa tree (Eragon owed the Menoa tree for taking the brightsteel for his sword Brisingr), Birgit (Roran caused the death of her husband in book one and she wanted revenge - I forgot about this!). This is one of the single most reasons why I am satisfied with the book. You may or may not like the ending but at least it addresses all of the unfinished business.
3) Another satisfactory point addressed in this book is that in general, books tend to end with or shortly after 'the final battle'(whatever the outcome may be). In Inheritance the final battle ends and there are a good few chapters of the aftermath.. what happens, unrest, happiness, businesses etc.
4) I am thoroughly happy with what Eragon and Saphira found in Vroenguard in the Vault of souls (was not expecting that!!! Readers you will know what I am talking about). Also the Eldunari make things more realistic in terms of power to the Varden.
5) The 'final battle' was appropriate.. Galbatorix afterall has serious power for a reason. The way in which Eragon fights back is fitting.
1) It can be frustrating when a particular exciting chapter in Eragons life is left dangling with anticipation and is then followed by a chapter in Roran's life.Read more ›
This book carries straight on from the last and has everything you'd come to expect from the other books in the series. I found myself getting a little bored at times with the constant battle scenes and enjoyed it when the book broke away from them at times. However having said that I still found it really enjoyable and couldn't put it down!
There are a few unexpected twists and turns that I really enjoyed and was pleased he'd included. He also throws in a few really good chapters towards the end where we see a different side to one character in particular. Personally I loved this part of the book and enjoyed finding more about them.
There has been quite a bit of disappointment with the ending so I didn't have great expectations for it, but when I actually read it I enjoyed it. I think he rounded off the story pretty well. How it's left (without giving away anything!) to me seems to end this particular chapter for Alagaesia but leaves a lot of room to pick the story back up or link it in with more stories from this world at a later time. I found some parts of it a bit frustrating, but I hope that it's so he can pick back up on it at some point as there's still a few questions that need answering and I'd love to learn more about certain characters such as Angela!
Overall I really wanted to give it 5 stars but I think it was slightly let down in parts. However it definitely deserves 4 stars and is worth a read! It's also worth sticking with it if you find your concentration wondering at parts, especially if you've enjoyed the others!
Anyway, aside from the lack of romance, there were a few other problems as well. What happened to the belt? Any possible resoloution as to Nausada`s feelings for Murtagh? (Oops I said aside from the lack of romance...) Why do we still have no idea as to what Angela is? These loose ends could seriously do with another book.
Also, there is a severe lack of deaths in the book. I mean, it is a war, going into its final and most bloody stages. Who dies? Carn and Islanzadi. And that`s about it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good finalisation of the story bust still some mysteries remaining!Published 1 day ago by Ms. J. Donovan
This series of books has been loved by both my children. Indeed my son says that this is his favourite book of all time.Published 14 days ago by Helen Hunt
Arrived perfectly, couldn't ask for a better description of the book and delivery was super fast.Published 16 days ago by john mclaughlan
This is a little long in comparison with the rest of the series, I found he could have used a little less description and got on with the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Psytech
My daughter read this book and loved ... and I loved that I loved it too. It was great to share it together.Published 1 month ago by OzPaul
Haven't had the time to finish it yet, but so far so very good. I've read the previous installments of this saga and have to say that this young author has a good imagination and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer