I have enjoyed this series during my commute this year. This final book I have devoured in the last week or so and I believe is one of, if not the best in the series. So much thought was taken and nothing was quickly or shoddily out to rest as is often the case at the end of the series.
Superbly read, I might add.
Gerard Doyle's performance was well done as always, however there were a couple places where he used the wrong voice for a character-something that has not happened before in this series. This only happened once though!
As for the story: this was not my favorite book of the series but I still enjoyed it immensely. I really appreciated that Paolini went on to say what happened after the resolution of the story. The ending was incredibly bittersweet, just as I expected it would be.
Inheritance was my favorite book of the series. I hope it is not too long before you return us to this world! I want to know more about the trials facing Eragon and Sapphira as they bring dragons back from the brink of extinction. Thank you so much for this awesome audio rendition--the narrator did a fabulous job with the various characters!
I agree, end the book sooner and you would get my rating of 4 stars. With this ending, I should rate it 2 stars. So I stuck with the middle ground.
The ending is not as depressing to me as most people felt. I guess I see more reality in it. Most of it was foreshadowed throughout the series and not just by Angela. It just didn't belong in this book, I felt it was a beginning to a new story, one that will bring more adventure and a better world. And with a story to follow it, I would not find it so useless.
But to leave such a series on this note makes me believe that the editor was more interested in not hurting the writer's feelings or the writer was too stubborn to listen and in the end everything in his head had to be in the book... Too Much Information!
I loved this series. it was very enjoyable experience though I would have prefered a slightly different ending, it still leaves room for a continuation or a spin off. keep up the good work christopher paolini. and the narrator was enjoy, pleasant to the ear, and fluent in reading this book, especially with a newly invented language and his pronunciation of the words. though the first time I heard a dragons voice I was a bit thrown off, in time it felt fitting and it was a great choice. I suggest this to all fantasy fans.
I love how the series ended. I think it was a perfect way to wrap things up based on the direction the 3rd book took the story. I got a little thrown off by how the Dragon voices where performed but early into the 2nd book I was totally used to it.
I would recommend this series to anyone who likes Lord of the Rings or just Dragons and Magic in General.