Sunday, February 26, 2012
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
At 849 pages, this is a very looooooong book. It is, however, a very satisfying ending to this 4 book series. It has a lot of fighting and descriptions of the fighting and pain and wounds that I kind of skimmed over, but the plot and the way the characters resolved everything was really quite good.
In this last book of the series, Eragaon and his dragon Saphira set out to defeat, and kill, Galbatorix, the insane and evil king who terrorizes their world. We see Eragon's cousin, Roran Stronghammer prove his might and cleverness, and how strong and what a good leader Nasuada is. We find out why and how Murtagh became enslaved to Galbatorix and how he overcomes that. Elva and Arya are prominent and we learn more about them and Glaedr is also a major character in this book.
I want to look back at the first book and re-read it or at least parts of it to see how the author's writing has changed since he wrote the first book twelve years ago when he was only 15 years old. I am very impressed with this author's writing and I really enjoyed this book even though it is soooo looooonnnggg. :)