Saturday, December 17, 2011

Inheritance: A Review

Last month, the final book of the Inheritance Cycle, or the fourth ook to Eragon, had finally been released. Though I have had the pleasure of reading this book, the book is far from perfect. The conclusion to the Inheritance cycle is an epic battle of bravery, strength, and bravery.

As you may already know, the story is about a boy named Eragon who finds a dragon egg, and his adventures with the dragon that later hatches from the egg, Saphira. He then flees his hometown of Carvahall, and adventures with an old Dragon rider named Brom. Along the line, he goes to the home of the Elves, where he then receives training from the elf, and Dragon Rider, Oromis, and his dragon Glaedr. in order to become stronger in magic, with the hopes of overthrowing the tyrant king, Galabortrix. Also, you start to get the story on Roran, Eragon's cousin and native to Carvahall, and his adventures of Roran vs. The Empire. The story follows Eragon's and Saphira's growth as Rider and Dragon, along with the people around them. With the book Inheritance, the saga is brought to a close

I will start with the good of the book, due to it being an enjoyable read. The story was well written, with a few surprises here and there. Eragon made considerable progress, both in morals and strength in the final book. Roran and Katrina were important though the book, though they knew when to take the side lines. Nasuada was important enough, but sometimes, I felt like the author tried to include her excessively. Also, there was a few surprises that really added flavor to the story.

Though with the good, there must come the bad. The ending was was admittedly rushed, though rushed to a point that it was practically a bad end. I felt like he was basically saying by the end "Ok, I'm done, I'm going to bullshit my ending." Along with it being bullshitted, I was basically expecting every thing; it was so predictable to the point at every page turn, "Knew it. Kind of Guess it." I think i was expecting better plot twist, though I guess it was a bit late in the series for the plot to actually twist and turn like I would have liked it to. With out giving away, the "climax" was also anti-climatic, due it just being kind of off the wall weird.

Overall, despite all faults, this book was an interesting conclusion to the epic saga. If you loved the first three books, the book are still written with the same flair as the first three, and to be honest, was written maybe a bit better, though rushed. When you get the time, and money, don't be afraid to indulge your self in this wonderful fantasy book.

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