Audie Award Nominee, Best Teens Category, 2013
Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.
Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.
The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?
This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.
©2011 Christopher Paolini (P)2011 Listening Library
Hopelessly addicted to Audio Books! I started listening as a distraction to the aggravation of driving, now I listen all the time :)
Yes, anyone who enjoys this genre will immediately move this series toward the top of their list of favorites.
The ending... put together quite nicely with the right amount of conclusion versus the feeling of being
An epic clash of Evil dictator King versus the last Dragon Rider
After laying a total rotten egg with book 3, Brisinger, Paolini gets back on track with a terrific conclusion to his Eragon series. Highly recommended, especially for those who enjoy this genre. I am looking forward to Paolini's next endeavor.
I have loved this series since I downloaded the first book. Gerard Doyle is an extremely talented narrator who brings the characters to life. Once again Paolini did a wonderful job of writing suspencful scenes full of action balanced with parts of the book which further describe the mysterious land of Alegasia. I was very sad for the series to end as I have grown very attached to all of the characters (even the bad guys!). I'm sure that Paolini is ready to write something different and expand his professional skills as a writer, but I hope this is not the last we see of Sophera and Eragon. His writing has been very inspirational to me. I look forward to reading all of his new books in the future.
I enjoyed the way he added the sounds of the different things in the book like the grub.
The moments in the vault.
Deep, rough, strong
The world as they know it, Ends.
I wish he could make Saphira's voice sound a little softer.
yes is save me having to physically read it
why didn't he get the girl
i wouldn't make a movie
This was a let down, Eragon get screwed on all counts and doesn't even get his girl
I stayed on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next - could hardly put it down!
It brought all the characters from the previous books together
Mertag - I loved his accent and he is such a complicated character
Definitely! But couldn't because it was too long
I had anxiously been waiting for the next Eragon book - I love these books! This one was the best yet! Great, exciting read! Wonder what Paolini plans next?
I could not stop listening, and even when I feel asleep at 3am, I went back the next morning and re-listened to what I thought of missed, and became even more enthralled with the story, the characters, and the ending. Without giving too much away, I fell in love with Aria myself, and the dragon ending was ice cream on the cake. Well done Chris, lets get rolling on your new project so the rest of us can stop loosing sleep for another two years. Well done, well done.
I easily get bored with most books, especially ones that are as long as this one. Therefore, I switch between books and can have up to four or five books going at once. Not so with this book. It held my attention and entertained me on my daily three hour commute. Often I would sit in my vehicle for a few more moments wanting to get to a good stopping point before I got out. Paolini does a good job of creating characters I could identify with and root for, even with all their flaws. The story is somewhat predictable from an overall standpoint but subtly facinating in how it gets there. I would recommend it to anyone, young or old.
I would best describe this book as islands of brilliance surrounded by a sea of mediocrity. I look forward to a revised addition in a few years once the author has had time to rest and review his work.
I am not giving anything away by saying the interview between Paolini, and his editor after the ending was enlightening as to what went wrong. He was having personal problems, and the publishers put him under strict deadlines he could not meet. The pressure got to him, and this killed his creativity. He does not say this but when you read or hear the book it is easy to see that is what happened.
I agree with many of the reviewers that you are not left with a good feeling when the book ends. But then again the book should have ended many chapters before it did. The main event had happened but that is not where the story ends. The cleanup chapters go on chapter after chapter, and the characters are being driven by oppressive duty rather than honor, love, and passion for life. Sort of like an author being forced to write when he does not have the passion to do it.
Happily enough Saphira seems to be immune to this melancholy situation, and continues to do what come naturally.
Books 1 & 2 are 5 star, Book 3 was 4 star, but this book is a 2 & ?? star
Hopefully a revision will come out in a few year to correct this issue.
"When I finish a good book, I feel like I've lost a friend." -- My Mom
When my family latches on to a series we all like, it's a very fun time. We spend a lot of time chatting, emailing, texting and when each and every chapter has been thoroughly exhausted, we start predicting what's going to happen in the next book.
Aragon and Saphira have been part of our family for the last decade. But this last book has left us with very little to talk about. Christopher Paolini seems to have left the excitement and spontaneity behind and chosen a safer, more predictable path.
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Christopher Paolini has ended the inheritance cycle extremely well. However, without spoiling it for others, it was a melancholy ending. Definately the best book in the series yet, even though I was hooked from book one. I would reccomend this book and series to one and all. Additionally, Gerard Doyle does an excellent job as narrator for this series.
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