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.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no-one can. There will be no second chance…

This book is pure genius. Using the previous three books as a foothold, it takes the reader on an epic journey through all of Alagaësia, Paolini’s amazing fantasy world. The stakes are higher than ever before and I spent most of the book biting my nails and wondering how on earth Eragon was going to survive a meeting with the awful meglomaniac, Galbatorix!

The plot twists left me reeling, and the ending left me guessing up until the last page. Anyone remember Angela telling Eragon his future, back in book one? Well, everything she says comes true. Down to the very last world…

When I put the book down, I couldn’t help but smile. The ending is very clever indeed. It’s a happy ending, a sad ending, but all in all a very clever ending – it leaves nearly every loose thread neatly tied up. Although there are still enough questions remaining to make you stay up late at night, wondering.

Intrested this world of magic?  Read Eragon!




  1. I’ve bought Inheritance, but haven’t read it yet. I’ve been writing too much poetry and spending too much time on blogging lately, but I can hardly wait. Your review whetted my appetite, and it is sitting by the chair under the lamp by the fireplace now so that it can entice me some more.


  2. If you do book reviews, be careful not to give away too much about the plot, otherwise people are put off reading the book because they think they know the ending. I think, from what you’ve said, that the book’s unlikely hero wins in the end (bit like Lord of the Rings), so I’m put off reading 4 books to prove it!

    Also, typo’s in last line!

    Otherwise good!


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