Inheritance PDF by Christopher Paolini
Click Here to Download the Book Only a short time ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider--was just an impoverished farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, merely a blue stone in the woodland. Now the destiny of a whole society is weighted on their shoulders. Lengthy months of practice and conflict have delivered triumphs and optimism, but they have additionally delivered agonizing loss. And yet, the true fight lies in the future: they must face Galbatorix. When they do, they must be powerful enough to conquer him. And if they are not successful, no one can be. There will be only one chance. Eragon and his dragon have progressed beyond what anyone ventured to long for. But will they be able to overthrow the wicked king and return lawfulness to AlagaĂŤsia? And if they can, at what price? This is the much-awaited, astounding ending to the world wide best selling Inheritance cycle.
Reviews I've waited years for this. It's kinda exciting when you don't know whatever will happen to the book series you're reading then suddenly you hear news about a new book for the series. That's what I felt when I saw the book cover of "Inheritance" in Shelfari.com. My observations with Christopher Paolini's writing is that he really takes his time. I don't know if its writers bloc but I guess that's the way he writes. It's always a long wait. Anyways, reading Inheritance was quite an experience (Well every book in the series is). Like Eldest and Brisngr, it's really long. It took me a while to gather my thoughts in reviewing this book properly. It's because when I read the book, I have some sets of expectations and questions that will hopefully be answered. One of which is how do they kill Galbatorix, the main Antagonist of the story. Now, I certainly agree with adding a 4th book and not just ending with a trilogy. Some scenes in the book are totally unexpected like new facts and twists. One of which is the Answer to Solembum the Werecat's riddle to Eragon and how did the Werecat got the riddle, Will Murtagh die?, Will Eragon and Arya finally be together? How will the Dragon riders continue after the war, and Who will be the new ruler of Alagaesia after Galbatorix is killed? This book is full of answers as well as more questions for us readers. I read a couple of rants about the ending of the book because I guess they were looking for a happy ending. I don't mean to say the ending will be tragic, I guess its more of a realistic kinda way in a fantasy output where people have to perform their duties and responsibilities above themselves. In this book, many new facts about the world of Alagaesia was given, Christopher Paolini has created a world that has some solid history, culture and environment. What excites me is that on the Acknowledgement page, Paolini mentioned that he might continue the story of the world of Alagaesia in the future. He doesn't know when or how soon but he will.
Reading that Acknowledgement made me realize after that the ending of the book is just fitting. Knowing that there will be more is comforting even if it'll take a while. Thank you Christopher Paolini for a really Epic series. The Inheritance Cycle is one of my all time favorites.
To be honest, I really have no idea what to say for this book. I finished Inheritance six years after getting Eragon for my birthday and it stuns me that I took so long to finish this series. Paolini finished strong but not without grabbing me and taking me on an almost 700 page wild ride through the last book. I suppose the book is classified as "high fantasy" since there's elves, magic, dragons, whatever; but really, the Inheritance cycle cannot be pinned down with one classification. It's a series all its own and I am so glad to have finally finished it. The dragons on the cover is a nice touch and the green one on the cover of Inheritance will certainly give you a surprise on who he is. The battles and conflicts in the book are surprisingly real and thought out. Even the magic system, which is amazing in itself, is incredibly well tuned and even has its own language. I think the best part about this book, and the previous three, is how human Eragon is portrayed. Obviously dragons and magic are not a part of normal life, but at the same time, you feel that Alagaesia could be just as real as the Earth we now stand on. And I'm sure if you'd ask anyone that they'd want to ride a dragon. To be honest, the only part of this book and the series that I didn't like was that Paolini will never write another Eragon book. This book was absolutely amazing and awesome. Well done, Christopher. Please don't stop writing anytime soon.
Inheritance provides a satisfying conclusion to the saga begun in Eragon, and improves in every way upon its predecessors. Paolini has clearly matured as a writer, which isn't surprising given that he was only 19 when he wrote Eragon. It's easy to see how he's progressed; while Eragon was ridiculously derivative, seemingly borrowing from other elements (a general comparison between the first two novels of the series and the films A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back will prove the point), Inheritance is independent and finds its own voice. The book further extends the multiple protagonist approach that featured heavily in Eldest, but readers get more than the Eragon/Roran duality this time. Many chapters are devoted to Nasuada, leader of the Varden. These are gripping and filled me with such a deep respect for Nasuada that I didn't mind that such chapters usually broke up portions of the main action. While this is irrefutably still Eragon's story, the side stories flesh out the world. This is undoubtedly a war by this book, and through the book's dense rising action the sense of urgency and intensity in the war is palpable. Roran's chapters in particular show a less mythic aspect to the war, in sieges free from dragons and more true to medieval warfare. All this set the stakes impossibly high for the final battle, which does not disappoint. To be free from spoilers, I will simply say that an antagonist is treated to a death more worthy than any other character in fantasy history, cementing his power and killing him without undermining his power. The book rounds out the series nicely, leaving no doubt that this is the final installment. While Paolini has stated he "may" return to write about Alagaesia, in all likelihood the stories of Eragon, Arya, Roran, and the rest is over. Luckily, the last dozen or so chapters are practically wish fulfillment for many characters. Unlike many works where the heroes are "rebels" who overthrow their oppressors, Inheritance clarifies what will happen in the wake of the war. All in all, if you've read the series thus far, Inheritance will be a satisfying conclusion and perhaps send you right back to Eragon to read the tale again, as it did to me. If you haven't yet read the series, Inheritance isn't exactly welcoming to new readers. The included summary of previous books is suitably epic and informative, but to get the true experience you need to read from the beginning of the series. (Perhaps it would be wiser to start with Eldest or Brisingr, however, if you're very concerned with quality).
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