Published: 08 Nov 2011 by Random House AU
Format: Hardcover, 880 pages
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It began with Eragon … It ends with Inheritance
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 civilisation rests on their shoulders.
The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to imagine. But can they topple the evil king, Galbatorix, and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?
Inheritance certainly delivers as the long awaited ending to the Inheritance Cycle. The final battle with Galbatorix and the fate of Alagaësia following it is examined well in the book, and I never felt the ending was forced. There were a few surprises when I was reading the book, but that’s because I was expecting Paolini to tie things off in a different manner.
Since this is the last book in the series, I can really see how Paolini’s writing has matured, much in the same way as Eragon matured in the books. The plot is strong throughout the book, and the characters remain true to themselves. The plot centred a lot more on Saphira, and my favourite parts are always when the story is told from her point of view. I also really enjoyed the parts of the books that featured Murtagh. I have always found him to be one of the most interesting characters and it was great to finally learn more about him.
I am really glad that Inheritance finally came out – I have been waiting for years and it was great to finally know what happens to Eragon, Saphira, Arya, and everyone else. this is a must read if you have started the series and aren’t sure if you want to go on – it’s worth it! And if you haven’t read the Inheritance Cycle, then I highly recommend it to you.