This installment was very entertaining, it started up where Eragon left. If you want to go through the series, it is a must read. I have to continue with the third installment, you will too.
Excellent. Enjoyed this audio book very much. Saved my life while driving on the road, as I was not bored during a long drive! Listener should read or listen to Eragon prior to this book for background information.
Wonderful. Exciting. Fantastic. Takes you far and away for hours! Young author has what it takes to keep you gripped with suspensive excitement. Narrator is superb. Don't miss it! Better than the movie.
I read both of the first two books of the trilogy and loved the story. Christopher Paolini is a very good author and developed the story and characters very well. The books are sold as childrens stories, but like the Harry Potter series, good stories are still good stories, and well worth reading, no matter the readers age.
I only hope the author will finish the trilogy soon.
step back into the world of Alagaesia, in the 2nd book of the inheritance trilogy, the first book was merely an appetizer, this book could very well be my favorite
This book is very entertaining and inventive. Everything in this imaginary world fits together neatly and there are multilayered plots that are cleverly woven together by the author. It really approaches “Lord of the Rings” in places, although it is impossible for anyone to be as original as Tolkein again. I think. I was not crazy about the voice of the dragon as it sounded like a gravely male dragon instead of a female dragon, but I got used to it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to those who like fantasy novels.
My son (age 11) and I find this novel boring. We read the first novel out loud, and while it was a bit of a task, the underlying story of a dragon rider intrigued us. This sequel, sadly, only continues the writer's tendancy to intrusive and numbing descriptiveness that subtracts from the experience. Seemingly endless accounts of every vale, glade, heather, peak, etc blur and muddy the landscape rather than enhance and define it. Similarly, the innumerable side characters, of whom ancient lineage, poems, and tales are recounted in stupifying detail, detract from what few distinct characters the writer has created.
Unlike other stories, which my son and I have eagerly anticipated listening to, such as the "Percy Jackson" series, this one has been forgotten about. After slogging thru the first 5 hours, we have largely given up. I can't remember anytime I have looked forward to a movie version of a book to make its story appealing.