Friday, May 18, 2012

His Inheritance

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
As silly as it may sound, my biggest problem with this book was that it had been so long since I read the rest of the series. I read the third book in the series over 3 and a half years ago, and the first two over 5 years ago. I remember the basic story, and the book did include a brief summary of the previous books, but even so, but the end I still couldn't keep the characters straight. Although waiting so long wasn't really my fault, since this one was only published a few months ago. But I do think I would have enjoyed it more if I reread the first three before diving into this one.

My other complaint was that it took me a while to get into the book. Yes, it is a long book and I wasn't expecting it to be quick reading. But even so, I didn't feel like the book really picked up until about halfway through.

Even with these complaints I did still really enjoy this book. I thought it was a fitting end to an exciting book series. And while everything didn't end up picture perfect, I do think it all made sense for the characters and it definitely completely the story arc.

In the acknowledgments Paolini does hint that he'd love to write more in Eragon's world. I hope he does, because I'd love to pick it up. If you haven't picked up these books yet (or been turned off by the awful movie adaption), I really think they're worth picking up. But don't be like me, and read each book so you can still remember each one before it.


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. I loved Inheritance! I tend to love saga-y type tomes, so this was right up my alley. I really liked how he wrapped up the series but left room for continuation. It was well done.

  2. I havent read this series but its on my list and I was pleasantly surprised by the movie, ha :) But I hadnt read any of the books.

  3. I hadn't heard of this series!

  4. I remember one of my friends was reading Paolini in middle school and I never did get around to reading them. At Christmas, I found the first two at a used bookstore and then shortly after won Inheritance signed by Paolini - so I REALLY need to get onto reading these. I know many people love them :)