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Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Paolini
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,466 customer reviews)

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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


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 chances.

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 much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.



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"If you're not already a Paolini fan, now is the time to rush out and buy the three previous books, as this is the final instalment of the epic story which began with Eragon." Book Time "Inheritance is the final book of the wildly popular "Inheritance Cycle" by wunderkind Christopher Paolini. In this thrilling conclusion, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, take the fate of their world into their own hands. The evil king, Galbatorix, must be defeated and justice returned to the realm, but can the young dragonrider handle the pressure? That remains to be seen." The Christian Science Monitor "Featuring spectacular artwork by John Jude Palencar, this book brings the bestselling Inheritance cycle to a breathtaking conclusion." Middlesbrough Evening Gazette "It is an extremely compelling and well written book, set in the magical land of Alagaesia, and is one of the best fantasy books I have read. Christopher Paolini is a great author who has been able to conjure up a fantastical yet believable world.This is just as brilliant as all the other books in the series and ends spectacularly, but not in the way I expected..." Guardian "The Dragon has landed! Paolini's conclusion to his popular saga for young adults has been eagerly anticipated and at 880 pages, it's a whopper! Can Eragon the Dragon Rider restore peace to Alagaesia?" -- Kate Lazenby Western Morning News

Book Description

The much-anticipated, thrilling conclusion of the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3559 KB
  • Print Length: 882 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 037584631X
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (November 8, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YL4LNY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,174 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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662 of 709 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Inheritance- For Those Who Haven't Read The Book November 9, 2011
Format:Hardcover
Important: I recommend that all potential buyers only read reviews that clearly state there are no spoilers in the review title (or the title clearly intends the review for said audience). There are one too many reviews that give away critical information within the first couple of lines.

It is difficult to review a book such as this; a person's liking of the book is obviously subjective (as you'll notice with any novel). I am surprised that the current highest-rated review contains many spoilers, and one can only assume that most of those reading the reviews have already read the book -- or perhaps they are too lethargic to actually read the book for themselves.

As it is, I would do my best to give an honest review, without spoilers, for those who have not read the book.

Firstly, I must admit that I did enjoy the book, though it did have many flaws. Perhaps I am alone in this, but Paolini's writing skills seem to have lessened since the second novel; in Inheritance, many smaller plots and potential side-stories remain unexplained or simply not pursued. A few extremely engaging characters seem to have underlying motives and/or secret histories that also remain woefully unexplained. Furthermore, the chapters seem somewhat rushed, and one cannot help but feel that the story does not flow as smooth as previously -- it feels somewhat distorted. And yet, perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the story was its ending (I would not elaborate, for fear of giving something away).

And yet, even so, I still enjoyed the book immensely; as one who has read the previous books and has become slowly captivated by the story, it would prove quite difficult not to enjoy 849 pages more -- whatever flaws it may contain.
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489 of 548 people found the following review helpful
By Lin S
Format:Hardcover
It is hard to say what I thought of this book. I liked it, yet I detested it. It was epic, yet depressing. If I had to abbreviate this entire review to one sentence, it would be: "It was meh."

ERAGON was (and is) one of my favorite books. It is timeless and fantastic. It follows the classic `hero's journey', yet adds enough twists to remain fresh. It is long, but never boring. And, like Sabriel and Northern Lights, I feel children will still be reading and enjoying it decades from now.

ELDEST was a bit of a disappointment. Over-long, talky, and boring for most of its length. The Battle of Burning Plains was a fitting end, though, and gave me hope that the remainder of the series would be worth the wait.

BRISINGR was everything that Eldest was not. Things happened. Eragon grew stronger, and for the first time it appeared as if Galby might be defeated. There were boring parts, yes (ie, the dwarves choosing their new King). Yet the book as a whole brought everything together and setup the epic finale.

So, you ask, what of INHERITANCE?

Well... It was Meh.

It is sad that an 850 page book can be abbreviated thus. But I don't know how else to put it without rambling. However, I shall try to consolidate my ideas.

The first 740 pages of this book were excellent. I could debate some points, such as the birth of Elain's baby or Roran leading the siege of Aroughs. Neither of those storylines added much of anything. They could have been cut, or perhaps turned into the "exclusive content" at the end of the Deluxe Edition (which is certain to be released). I could also express disappointment at the climax of the book, which had a great setup, but was remarkably anticlimactic. Yet, none of these things bothered me.
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279 of 324 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bitter taste (Safe to read, no spoilers) November 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
At first glance, giving a book such as this a single star may seem a bit harsh. After all, there were plenty of well-written scenes, and it was obvious through the book that Paolini's style has developed. However, the description for the stars are: I hate it, I don't like it, It's OK, I like it, and I love it. Yes, I loved this series, even until the last 100 pages of this last book. But make no mistake... I hated the latter part of this book, and that is what will shape my opinion of the entire book, and even series as a whole. Much like a delicious meal at a 5-star restaurant, you will walk away saying you hated the entire meal if your last course, a chocolate cake, tastes like rotten eggs.

Throughout the series, Paolini creates numerous storylines and stays true to them. By the time the third book ended, there was a vast array of ideas to keep track of, and they played beautifully off each other, like the inner lines of a symphony. Some of the storylines, we all knew how they would end, even midway through the first book. And that was fine; the joy was in reading how these things should come to pass. Other storylines, we expected some kind of twist, and Paolini sometimes delivered. But then, with 100 pages to go, he destroys the vast majority of these storylines. Mysteries which have teased us since the first book are left cloaked in ambiguity. The culminations of various romances (whether fulfilled or unfulfilled) are skimmed over as an afterthought.

I can only come up with one theory: Paolini took longer than expected to write this book, and he ran into publishing deadlines. Pressed for time, he was forced to rush what should have been a grand finale.

A scene comes to mind where the series' protagonist, Eragon, is training.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a fan of books but I love this one the most.
I absolutely love this book and the books are awesome and funny. The first book in the series is Eregon don't trust my spelling I'm ten but if your older you should still read it. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Taryn Fowler
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
I was engrossed in this book series, couldn't wait to read one right after the other. After reading "Inheritance," I felt so sad, disappointed, and unfulfilled. Read more
Published 13 hours ago by Sasha Reynalds
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I have read or listened to the complete collection many times. Delightful!!
Published 14 hours ago by carol Kelley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book - hope he decides to write more, Christopher has the gift.
Published 17 hours ago by James A. Erb
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son loved it.
Published 19 hours ago by Jim
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
son liked it
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Published 1 day ago by Ponces
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Amazing series and the last is no less than the first. All good!
Published 2 days ago by Frances Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really enjoyed the entire series, a great read!
Published 3 days ago by Samuel Cook
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book
This book is amazing. My heart never stopped loving it's every page. Everyone who is a someone should read it
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Christopher Paolini was born on November 17, 1983 in Southern California. He has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. As a child, he often wrote short stories and poems, made frequent trips to the library, and read widely. The idea of Eragon began as the daydreams of a teen. Christopher's love for the magic of stories led him to craft a novel that he would enjoy reading. The project began as a hobby, a personal challenge; he never intended it to be published. All the characters in Eragon are from Christopher's imagination except Angela the herbalist, who is loosely based on his sister. Christopher was fifteen when he wrote the first draft of Eragon. He took a second year to revise the book and then gave it to his parents to read. The family decided to self-publish the book and spent a third year preparing the manuscript for publication: copyediting, proofreading, designing a cover, typesetting the manuscript, and creating marketing materials. During this time Christopher drew the map for Eragon, as well as the dragon eye for the book cover (that now appears inside the Knopf hardcover edition). The manuscript was sent to press and the first books arrived in November 2001. The Paolini family spent the next year promoting the book at libraries, bookstores, and schools in 2002 and early 2003. In summer 2002, author Carl Hiaasen, whose stepson read a copy of the self-published book while on vacation in Montana, brought Eragon to the attention of his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, which is part of Random House. Knopf published Eragon in August 2003. Eldest, which continues the adventures of Eragon and the dragon Saphira was published in August 2005, and in December 2006, Fox 2000 released their movie adaptation of Eragon in theaters around the world.

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The price....
well, i ordered the kindle version in amazon.com. Later i found out it is much more than the one available in amazon.co.uk.

Amazon.co.uk - 10.4385 USD (after conversion)
amazon.com - 16.28 USD
Jul 25, 2011 by B. Choudhury |  See all 39 posts
kindle Inheritance book vs actual book
And for a hardcover. Great job, Random House.
Oct 26, 2011 by Christopher Levell |  See all 11 posts
Delivery
Goodness, I hope so. I am in Israel currently. When I received Son of Neptune on my Kindle it was at 3:30am on Tuesday...which is still Monday in the states.
So I honestly have no idea when to expect the ebook to arrive.
I do know, however, that I will stay awake until it magically appears.
Nov 7, 2011 by Alison Cohn |  See all 109 posts
Length?
The Kindle version holds more per 'page', which makes page count seem less.
Nov 6, 2011 by Fangride |  See all 3 posts
No combination deal...
Same but I'll wait for about a year and find the fourth book in a book retailer shop, don't mind if it's used. I went and go ahead and ordered it on my Kindle though.
Nov 7, 2011 by Stephanie R. Souto |  See all 2 posts
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