Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Inheritance is the last book of the Inheritance cycle. After 3 books, finally the battle between Eragon and Galbatorix will be concluded.
Honestly, I really liked reading the first two books of the series (Eragon and Eldest) because it kept me on the edge of my seat wanting for more things to happen on every page. I felt that these were paced justly and that details are told with less unnecessary crap. Come the third book (Brisingr), I felt bored flipping through the pages thinking how long it would take me to finish reading because things are beginning to be such a drag. I didn’t mind it though because I believe that authors do experience some down time every now and then (hey, nobody’s perfect just so you know). And here comes the fourth book, the conclusion which I was waiting for. I was hoping to forgive Brisingr for its dragging plot and story delivery but I guess Inheritance didn’t help either.
To make the long (long, long) story short, here are some pointers on what happened in Inheritance – spoiler:
- The story continues as the Varden fights to take over the cities ruled by the Empire.
- Nasuada is taken from their camp by Murtagh
- Eragon and Saphira goes in search of the Rock of Kuthian
- Nasuada is tortured by Galbatorix
- It is then revealed that Murtagh has feelings for Nasuada
- The Varden attacks Uru’ben
- Eragon and Saphira faces Galbatorix and Shruikan
- Murtagh helps the Varden in their final battle
- Galbatorix is killed
- Murtagh leaves
- Arya is now a new Rider
- Eragon and Arya romance didn’t push through
- Eragon leaves
I didn’t really like how things are still left hanging in the end. To think that this is supposed to be the final book of the series. It was a disappointment to have read such a long story just to be given such a lousy conclusion. End of story.