if you don't like the series then bend over, spank yourself 20 times, put on a dunce cap, and sit in the corner. The series has an intracate plot. unlike LOTR, it does not drag on for hundreds of pages about how evil a certain ring is. Inheritance uses good deatail-good enough to give you vivid images, but not an insanely long description. everybody says that Eragon rips off LOTR just because it has common mythical creatures(elve,dwarves, and dragons) that were in fact not made by Tolking. Paoulini did 100 times better than Tolking could have ever dreamed of doing. The inherritance cycle is a mus read!