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Inheritance by Christopher Paolini


by Christopher Paolini

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Series: The Inheritance Cycle (4)

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I have to be honest-I mainly skimmed this book.

The grammar was terrible, he used words that should not used in sentences like that, nouns were all over the place: it was just terrible.

The story was pretty much a waste of time, too. Nothing seemed to happen. There were a few twists, most of them predictable, and NOBODY DIED. It was supposed to be a war, a fight, a really hard struggle. NOBODY DIED. What? I know it's hard to kill off characters, but people die. They die all the time.

I only read it, because, as a fan of the first book, I had to know how it ended. If I had hindsight-isn't everything better with hindsight?-I would not have read it. I would have been content to know that I didn't know. The whole series seemed to have gotten progressively worse after the first book. I really have nothing else to say. A big disappointment, could have been done better.

Paolini also seemed to try... TOO HARD. Really, too hard. Just, aargh. Waste of space. ( )
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
I enjoyed this last book in the Inheritance series.

The writing is a little bit immature sometimes but, apart from one or two particularly jarring passages, I didn't mind this too much because Paolini is such a good storyteller. Like the other books, I found this one quite hard to put down. I wanted to know what happened to these characters.

I thought that towards the end of this book, he had painted himself into a number of tricky corners, and the payoff from these 'escapes' was not always convincing.

My only gripe with the whole series is that it is extremely derivative. The main plot is quite clearly a mixture of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. As others have pointed out, many of the major turning points are almost directly 'inspired' by scenes in other books. The really big one I noticed was how he finally defeats Galbatorix - it's nearly identical to the ending of Terry Brooks' Sword of Shannara. It was interesting to note that he credits Terry Brooks as a mentor in the notes at the end.

However, I don't want to paint an overly negative picture here: I really did enjoy the series.

Paolini has achieved something pretty remarkable, considering his age (at least when he started off).

I would definitely be interested in any future output by this author - and if it's set in Algaesia and continues the stories of some of the protagonists here then all the better. ( )
  Jawin | Feb 14, 2015 |
As with all epics, I'm really sad to see this end. The characters were really fleshed out and the plot moved particularly fast which was fine. Pasolini continues to make a world that is as complex as an saga while also letting it be possible to appreciate it without having notes besides you. The end was very thought provoking and it had some definite ties to the lord of the rings, I wish and hope for a sequel ( )
  Lorem | Jan 22, 2015 |
I really enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book. I thought it had a good number of twists and big events to really keep the pace going. Isaac had pointed out to me that the ending was a bit disappointing, and I have to agree that it could have done with some editing to the last 100 pages or so, but I was satisfied wtih the outcomes, even if they weren't always the fairytale endings I would have wanted for the characters. Do you like your endings spelled out for you, or do you like a little left to think about?

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  Karyn_Ainsworth | Dec 29, 2014 |
After quite a while waiting, I was looking forward to the end of this series. However, I was very disappointed by what turned out to be a boring and predictable book. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
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Paolini, Christopherprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, GerardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palencar, John JudeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Proietti, MichelaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scotto Di Santillo, Maria ConcettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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As always, this book is for my family. And also for the dreamers of dreams: the many artists, musicians and storytellers who have made this journey possible.
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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 Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.
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The young Dragon Rider Eragon must finally confront the evil king Galbatorix to free Alagaesia from his rule once and for all.

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