Top positive review
Left wanting more!
on 12 January 2012
A Lovely story as always with Paolini
A good rich set of characters old and new
More of the wonderful World of Algaesia which I believe will be seen in future books.
It felt like he had used a thesaurus. I know he has matured in style since Eragon, but long words arent always better, especially when they dont quite fit, and I felt he had gone out of his way to use "long/clever" words unnecessarily. This didnt interfere with his beautifully descriptive writing style though.
It took a while to get to the excitement of the story. A few early chapters may not be crucial to the story.
After reading four long books I was invested in the characters, especially the main few, and I couldnt wait to see how their relationships with each other, and their journies would end. I feel I have been left hanging somewhat, although in fairness that may just be because Paolini didnt end their journies where I had hoped.
If you have read, and enjoyed, the other three books you will enjoy this one. It may take a bit if getting in to and it may not end as you hope but that doesnt take away from the fact that Paolini has written another beautiful book which I thoroughly enjoyed.