Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle, Book IV) Hardcover – Nov 8 2011
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"If you're not already a Paolini fan, now is the time to rush out and buy the three previous books, as this is the final instalment of the epic story which began with Eragon." Book Time "Inheritance is the final book of the wildly popular "Inheritance Cycle" by wunderkind Christopher Paolini. In this thrilling conclusion, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, take the fate of their world into their own hands. The evil king, Galbatorix, must be defeated and justice returned to the realm, but can the young dragonrider handle the pressure? That remains to be seen." The Christian Science Monitor "Featuring spectacular artwork by John Jude Palencar, this book brings the bestselling Inheritance cycle to a breathtaking conclusion." Middlesbrough Evening Gazette "It is an extremely compelling and well written book, set in the magical land of Alagaesia, and is one of the best fantasy books I have read. Christopher Paolini is a great author who has been able to conjure up a fantastical yet believable world. 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 Dragon has landed! Paolini's conclusion to his popular saga for young adults has been eagerly anticipated and at 880 pages, it's a whopper! Can Eragon the Dragon Rider restore peace to Alagaesia?" -- Kate Lazenby Western Morning News --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Christopher Paolini is the author of three other bestselling novels about Alagaësia: Inheritance is the fourth and final volume in the cycle. Christopher lives in Montana, where the natural landscape has been a major inspiration in the creation of his stories. You can find out more about Christopher and the Inheritance cycle at alagaesia.com.See all Product Description
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Finally I picked it up, and because the books were so few and far between, and so large, I didn't remember some of the storylines that he was awkwardly tying up in a nice little bow. Also he more often than once led astray with some random story, or another. It made me realize that he likes to write just to write. Some of the stories have no purpose to the over-all story, and thus it's led to this strange book that is meant as a means to tie up all the many loose ends caused by his wanderings from previous books.
What's worse is that he never stops with the overbearing, and boring descriptions. Stone walls, stone floors and castles, we get it. I was tempted to skip many paragraphs and even chapters.
He often stayed with characters I didn't care for, and the few relationships that did matter to me never came to a satisfying end.
The ending, as well, felt very forced and awkwardly placed. Strange character motivations led to the ending, as though Paolini really wanted it to end the way he wanted it to, no matter what the characters or stories had to say about it. Needless to say, as others have mentioned, the ending was disappointing. While I never really got into the series, I felt the ending was somewhat depressing and led me to write this review. It didn't have to be a happy ending, but at the very least some things could have been resolved that weren't.Read more ›
I don't think this book was as well written as the first book at all. I definately would not read another book of his if/when he starts a new series.
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A good ending to a good saga
I still crave a fitting conclusion to the story!
alas, in time who knows?
Amazing book. A great book to read and let your imagination run wild.Published 11 months ago by Thomas Scott
Love the series. If you like dragons and adventure you'll enjoy it too. Don't let the poor excuse for the movie jade you!Published 12 months ago by Tony Quinlan