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by Christopher Paolini

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Series: The Inheritance Cycle (3)

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The further adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they continue to aid the Varden in the struggle against the evil king, Galbatorix.

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This series was meant to have only three books but the final book had to be split into two because it became too large. I think everything that should have been cut from the final book just ended up here. Very little actually ever happens. Paolini was excited to just follow Eragon across this fictional world and spend time with the different cultures which were just knock-offs of Tolkien. The Ra'zac were easily killed off in the opening chapter, ending Eragon's entire original mission of revenge like it was a loose end. Roran is transformed into as something just as overpowered as Eragon with even less reason to be. The magic system is more and more convoluted. A shade shows up and dies within the same page. An entire chapter is devoted to forging a sword. So much disappointment in a book I waited so long for. ( )
  LewisRGeorge | Jul 7, 2020 |
I was bored a lot of the time I was reading this book. I still enjoyed it and I am looking forward to reading the fourth and final book but this one seemed unnecessarily long. For the better part of the book it seemed that Eragon was traveling or describing things and I felt that not enough major things happened to warrant nearly 800 pages. ( )
  InfiniteWolves | Jun 16, 2020 |
Maybe a little self indulgent on the author's part, but come on people..... really an absorbing story and impressive for the age of the author. ( )
  Jeanene_KP | Apr 6, 2020 |
Not as much to say about this as the first two books. It was definitely drawn out more than necessary and the swapping of perspectives became obnoxious midway through. It's as if Paolini wanted to show off his growth as a writer more than tell the story at points. Still, it was a solid read. ( )
  LostArchive | Mar 26, 2020 |
16/08/2019 ( )
  SamanthaRaciti | Feb 25, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Christopher Paoliniprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bastia, ValeriaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doyle, GerardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palencar, John JudeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scotto di Santillo, Maria ConcettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stefanidis, JoannisÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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As always, this book is for my family. And also for Jordan, Nina and Sylvie, the bright lights of a new generation. Atra esterni ono thelduin.
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Eragon stared at the dark tower of stone wherein hid the monsters who had murdered his uncle, Garrow.
Fame or infamy, either one is preferable to being forgotten when you have passed from this realm. (Orik)
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Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep. First is Eragon's oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Roran's beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix's clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength-as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices-choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?
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