Inheritance (The Inheritance cycle) Hardcover – 8 Nov 2011
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"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 popularity of fantasy books shows no sign of waning. Kids are catered for with Inheritance by Christopher Paolini" (The People)
"Featuring spectacular artwork by John Jude Palencar, this book brings the bestselling Inheritance cycle to a breathtaking conclusion" (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)
The final stunning book in the Inheritance cycle featuring Eragon and his dragon Saphira.See all Product Description
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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!
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 ›
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 ›
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Again a great read, for someone so young to produce a book on this calibre, we'll done young man, I loved all of them and I am in my sixtiesPublished 22 days ago by Zeah G.
The Eragon series is really a very enjoyable read. The fantasy relm and characters are believable and the plot is credible. Read morePublished 2 months ago by samellis
The last book in the series. Has a feeling of the author just wanting to finish off the story.Published 2 months ago by Lina M. Knuth-winterfeldt
Can't really say more than that to be quite honest. I was compelled to laughter and tears throughout the 4 books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
my son loved this series of books - said it was a great adventure with really good characters a bit rambly in places but it didn't stop the enjoyment of the readPublished 2 months ago by maverick9