Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

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 civilization 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.
The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?
This is the spellbinding conclusion to Christopher Paolini’s worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.
Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle, #4)Review:
What to say about Inheritance? So much, but also nothing at all. I was about 30% into this book when I seriously considered DNF’ing it. In the end, I’m really glad that I didn’t (especially since I ended up giving it five stars on GoodReads). I absolutely loved the way this series was concluded. So much happened, so I’m at a loss with what to say.
Eragon was by far my favorite. As always, he’s still courageous and clever. He thinks outside the box and manages to win in the end because of these traits. I really liked his growth and the hard choices he has to make. He doesn’t back down from a fight and always sticks to what he thinks is right. He also makes sure to listen and take into consideration what those around him are saying.
I still love Arya. I was almost shrieking with how her story is left at the end of this story. I was so happy with it. I really don’t have too much else to say about her except that I’m excited to see if she appears in Paolini’s newest stories in this world.
The plot for this final book was so slow for the first half of the book. That was really tough for me because this is an 800 something page book so getting through 400 pages of minor battles that were needed before the big final showdown was hard. Once we got about halfway, some really interesting and wild things start happening and I just got sucked right into the story. I needed to know how it ended and I did nothing but read until I finally got to the end.
Overall, I’m going to keep this review short because after three books, so much has happened that I can’t really get into and I’m not going to talk about every single character because there’s too many. I loved the story, the complex world, the characters, and the conclusion to this beloved series.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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