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 chance.
The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to imagine. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaesia? And if so, at what cost?
I didn’t expect that Inheritance would be worth 5 stars. Despite the fact that Paolini had already spoiled the end of the whole story in Eragon, Inheritance is awesome!
The Story (Spoiler Degrees: 1)
The beginning of the story is very good; I liked reading it. Then the plot goes flat. Yeah, again. I hate these ups and downs; Christopher slowly drives me crazy.
The scenes of Roran almost bored me to death. Seriously. But then Vroengard, this amazing island of Alagaësia, saves the whole book. I hardly know what to say about this place. It’s incredible. There are so many secrets, and miracles, and… If you want to know what is there, READ THE BOOK! 🙂
The final battle is well written: it is interesting, exciting, and there are so many happenings. Maybe it’s a little bit long, but after all it is high fantasy, not some cheesy kind of story.
Inheritance exceeded all my expectations. I tried to keep myself from crying, but I gave up at the last two pages. There are some brutal and harrowing moments.
I can’t believe there aren’t more volumes. Now I feel like reading the whole story again. I think this is the greatest glory of a book that you want to read it more than once.
Characters (Spoiler Degrees: 2)
At last (!) I don’t hate Eragon. I don’t like him either, but I don’t find him as irritating as before. Actually I feel sorry for him. His life was hard and it will continue to be.
By the end of the last volume I reached the point that I wanted to kill Arya. Then to bury her as deep as possible, and to dance on her grave. I rarely swear, but… she is such a f… b… There was the big chance… and… and… Oh… my… Couldn’t she just say “yes”?
I’m so happy for Murtagh. I understand why he does what he does, and I hope he and Thorn will be all right.
It’s hard to say goodbye to the characters, even to those I don’t like. All of them are parts of Alagaësia. And I will miss this place, but I will return here one day.
It’s a great cover. But it’s only in second place, because I love the cover of Eragon the most.