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  • Kate

    I know this might be an unpopular opinion, but I had a lot of difficulty accepting MurtaghxNasuada. I mean, honestly, when would he have had any time to fall in love with her? They interacted once, when he was imprisoned in Tronjheim, and the best that can be said was that he admired her. But that one interaction is not enough to plausibly merit a self-preserving, surviving type like Murtagh to sacrifice himself and cause himself anguish over. To want to save her when it will only make his life more difficult, and they have no substantial basis for a relationship? I’m sorry, I’m just not buying i

    It would have been nice to have some chapters from Murtagh’s pov, if not just to give us an insight into why/how he could have fallen in love with Nasuada when they have so little interaction. Also, just to see deeper into his character, and to see the war/Galby/Eragon/Thorn/the Empire/things in general from his point of view would’ve been great. Infinitely better than Roran’s endless battles for sure. I did enjoy drunk!Murtagh though.

    Unrelatedly, I was hoping we would find out what Murtagh had said to piss Galby off in Brisingr! Hopefully CP’ll tell in a future interview.

    • littleh

      Loved drunk Murtagh and totally agree on getting more from Murtagh as opposed to all of Roran’s battle scenes! The only thing about Murtagh and Nasuada is that his love for her proves that he still has the capacity to love and therefore he has good left in him. 

  • Richard Rahl

    I simply love this series. It’s so awsome and I have so been looking forward to Inheritance. However when i read the ending i just wanted to throw the book away and wish i never started reading the series in the first place..
    I could have accepted several major characters like Orik and Murtagh dying but i cannot accept the AxE ending. It’s too damn depressive. The only way I can forgive CP is if he writes another book where he ties it up between AxE. However if Arya and Eragon finally ends up together i really hope its in another book with Eragon still as the main character. If in future books you get to know by some random that Arya has left to be with Eragon its just sucks. If CP plans to have them get together it should be from Eragon’s POV, so that we get to experience his and Arya’s emotions and such. 
    Do you agree?

    As for a lot of people thinking Angela is the Soothsayer I belive you’re wrong. When Nasuada was held captive we got to know from Galbatorix that there was nothing he did not know of the varden or their plans. If Angela is the Soothsayer I think that Galbatorix would have figured that out. No I think there is something else behind the mysteries of Angela.

    Please comment on my thoughts.

    • jman4408

      Agree on everything, I think that CP tied up the ending really poorly. Especially if you think about how it took him 3 YEARS to write the book, it seems like he wrote it in 4 months not 3 YEARS! 

    • jman4408

      Agree on everything, I think that CP tied up the ending really poorly. Especially if you think about how it took him 3 YEARS to write the book, it seems like he wrote it in 4 months not 3 YEARS! 

  • My Impressions

    Alright, I thought that since Brom mentioned in Book 1 that bringing someone back to life had never worked, and like 3 pages was spent on that, that someone would die and Eragon would use Galbatorix’s vast energy to resurrect them. Or at least that it would take more than like 7 sentences to make him decide not to resurrect Brom.

    Also, I think that it is totally out of Arya’s character to just say yes to being queen. Also, if the riders need to be impartial, WHY THE **** IS A RIDER THE QUEEN OF THE ELVES???? Didn’t Alagaesia figure that one out with Galbatorix? and if a Rider IS the queen of the elves, Why then not raise the dragons either in Du Weldenvarden with the Queen, or somewhere that makes ANOTHER race feel more included.

    Also, Angela DID say in Tierm that there would be a love in Eragon’s life (or something like that), and that is never explained, so why not just leave Eragon’s leaving for a later reference in a later book?

    And with the Immense power of the Eldunari, couldn’t he either clear the radiation off of Vroengard or like make Bierland (which never came into play, like ever) the new Rider city? Or even make the Haderac more inhabitable (and like, make a giant moat or something)? And you know that place north of Palancar? Where all there is is mountains from the Spine? WHY NOT THERE????? He would be relatively close to both Roran and Arya, and he would be far enough away that any livestock from there would be like a day’s flight away, whereas the wildlife would be all around them.

    Don’t get me wrong, I loved the books, especially the last one, except for the last epilogue section. That could be the beginning of a new series. Like how he ended the first book with a preview to the second? He could nd the first series with a preview to the second. Like end with the establishing of Surda Tierm and the new, unnamed Human Empire, then have the first chapter of the next series, where it begins with aftermath or something.

    And the only, ONLY THING I didn’t like about the Galbatorix fight was that it said in the second book that if you knew the name of the ancient language you would consequently be able to control everyone as if you knew their true name? Herp derp, Galbatorix.

    I like some of the loose ends, like the Ra’zac eggs and such, but others, such as Angela and the Menoa Tree and the hooded figures who didn’t do anything were lame. In Eragon’s first vision, or maybe it was his last, he saw a group of hooded figures and two dragons high in the sky. When did that happen?

    *Side note: Angela said that time is just movement, movement is just heat and heat is just energy. By the substitution property of reason, time is energy. and if you can change energy, why can’t you change time, for example from “never to return” into “return again the next day,” especially if you were to use the Word.

    Also, even if it had not seemed a bit rushed, which until further reflection it didn’t, the Arya ending made me almost cry. she said they would have a bit of time, but not even a kiss? not even a friendly hug? just linking arms and saying each other’s names? I know they were important names, but still.

    Now, remember, I LOVED the entire series. It has changed me since 5th grade, and I have been a huge fan ever since I stayed up until like 4 in the morning on a school night to finish Book 1. (I don’t mean to rag on the book this much, but considering it was 800 pages this really isn’t too much criticism.) However, the last 100 pages, heck, the last 20 pages made me want to run to the corner of the room and cry.

    • littleh

      The problem with Dragon Riders being royalty is that they are immortal and their human subjects are constantly changing and dying. That’s not a problem for the elves since they’re immortal anyway and they’re a very slow changing race. It’s also acceptable for Arya to be the Elven queen because Eragon is loyal to the dwarves and the humans. So for her to be on the throne actually means there is a Rider bound to each race which balances the scales. 

    • jman4408

      Yeah i mean why couldn’t murtagh just say the true name of the ancient language and tell galbatorix to go jump off a cliff????

  • Kingkiller

    As much as I hate the ending I can sympathize with CP for it he tried for an ending nobody would see coming and would be remembered I still thought he blew it though

  • Rich

    I’ve loved Inheritance since the first chapter of Eragon, and it’s held me captive and waiting for every book release since i finished the sleeve notes at the very end. Inheritance the book- it may not have had fantastically furious chases accross staggering distances, and didn’t jump frantically from danger to danger as was common in it’s predecessors – but this was to be expected, it helped to illustrate Eragon and Saphira’s mindstate, their confidence in their abilities. Eragon and Saphira have been growing powerful, and cutting their way accross the empire, they wouldn’t have encountered beings that vastly outclassed them anymore, at least not with Glaedr and the Elves to help, therefore their fear is reserved for the most powerful enemies. This book was an ending to the inheritance cycle, which i hope is just one facet of Eragon and Saphira’s story, just the tale of how they came to be, and their first major victory (deposing ol’ Galby), so I hope this book is just the end of one section of their lives and that we will get to share many other adventures with them (or possibly their students to be) and the avenues that CP left open (Arya and Eragon, Murtagh joining Eragon in the future, what exactly the menoa tree did when Eragon felt a “twinge”, the Ra’zac eggs, Tenga, enemies/challenges Eragon will face constructing the new home of the Riders and many others besides) can be explored in any following novels he deigns to write in Alagaesia. Also, anybody else absolutely LOVE! the doc who references? “I have seen things that defy belief: whirlwinds of light spinning in caverns deep below the ground, men who age backward, stones that speak and shadows that creep. Rooms that are bigger on the inside than the outside…” whirlwinds of light = homo reptilia? men who age backward – the doctor, Stones that speak – the pyrovile’s or the women of the sybilline sisterhood. Shadows that creep – the Vashta Nerada. Rooms bigger on the inside – TARDIS! And later on, when Angela comes to say goodbye to Eragon, she’s knitting a hat, he asks her what it says on it, and she begins to say raxacoricofallapatorius, but thinks better of it Big love to Chris for the references to 10!
    But, back to my earlier point, the endings may seem melancholy now, and yes it says “mourned what can never be” but that’s just their viewpoint at that time, the dragons interfered with Eragons fate since the fortune telling in Teirm, and that’s enough for me to hold out hope that the “never to return” part isn’t fixed, so hopefully, when the new generation of Riders gains enough strength, they can return and police the lands of Alagaesia as is right.
    In any case, i can’t imagine Eragon not flying back before Roran passes into the void, and still may visit Arya, or she him for a time every few decades.

    So to CP – Thankyou for providing a place where we can all escape into fantasy, without realising we’ve left the real world and our own troubles behind.
    and also a plea, that if you really are saying goodbye for good to Eragon, Saphira, Arya and Firnen, to reconsider.

    Atra Esterni ono Thelduin

    • Jman4408

      Vashta Nerada was an amazing episode..

  • Melodia

    A lot of people are hating on the ending of this book but…come on at least it didn’t end with everyone pooping rainbows, I’d much rather it ended this way than all happy-dappy, yes there were a few disappointing parts but they were far overshadowed by the rest of the book which I thought was great, that’s my opinion anyway.
    I wouldn’t say no to fifth book though 😀

  • Anonymous

    there is no way CP is done with Eragon and crew so i feel like he will pull a Rick Riordan and say series is done and then make a new series out of same and new charecters

  • just thinking about this book makes me want to go read eldest to get the bad taste out of my mouth

  • yo

    okay what lose ends? 
    belt of beloth the wise: he states 5 times in the book that it is lost. he obviously does this on purpose for another story. If a powerful magician obtains it, he could be the new shadow etc.
    menoa tree- obviously she wants him to leave alagaseia, thereby her saying go…which he was already planning to do.
    Angela- she would not nearly be as cool if we knew exactly who she was. I think he might expand on her later, but to me i’m 99% sure she’s the soothsayer. Why else would Galbatorix talk about the soothsayer?
    the rest of the characters are also open for a possible 5th book, their adventures aren’t over as well.
    Orrin- we see he becomes a little too crazy? a lot of explanations: the obvious one is that war has gotten to him (his close friends are dying and the rewards aren’t that great), second: why did galbatorix not attack surda, any chance he made orrin swear fealty? (likely not but still), Orrin might be an antagonist for the next book.
    i didn’t like how the green dragon came up, or that arya became queen (goes against her character), but they did share true names (greatest bond for elves)
    i think he left stuff possible to write another story and reading a lot of interviews, I think he will
    Inheritance was a great series which i’ve read the first 3 books at least 20 times each, and it was a sad ending (not one i thought would happen/liked) but i’m not the author, and mad props to cp.

    • THANK YOU, I like your reasoning. And I also agree about the Soothsayer; as soon as I heard him say she left and was never heard of since/she was neither dwarf nor elf I was sure that he was talking about Angela.

    • littleh

      I don’t think Arya becoming queen goes completely against her character. Yeah it’s not ideal, but I’m not surprised. She bears the Yawe tattoo on her shoulder meaning she is dedicated to preserving and serving her race. In the end she was convinced that becoming the leader of her people was best for the race. That’s what Arya is all about: service to the Elves. 

  • irishgreenny

    opinions? would Murtagh still would have been able to change his true name even if didn’t know it was possible?

    • anything is possible with paolini, he makes eragon walk on water while getting struck by lightning. (eragon coming up with the understanding thing while galby was mind raping him.) 

  • Anonymous

    I remember their were murmurings that Angela could be the king so when she whispered in the priests ear i was like no way she really is the king 

  • Anonymous

    first off i just wanna say that at the end of inheritance i wanted to scream my head off i mean come on so many loose ends not tied up.

    secondly i have an opinion on what the menoa tree took . . . I believe she took the Belt of Beloth the wise but this is just my opinion

    like if you agree or if you think its plausible

    reply if you think i am just outrageous

  • Hydrosparky

    I felt that the book was too short too. Too many loose endings. I think Book 5 should be written. And the what the Menoa tree wanted was for him to leave. She keeps on saying go go go. Firmin needed to come out more. Arya and Eragon’s ending was sad, but it was sort of expected. We learned nothing about Angela. I wonder what she said to the High Priest that made him shocked. Anyways, I would like Chrisopher Paolini to make a final book to wrap all loose endings. 

  • Jasonferrari1996

    The ending was horrible it felt to like either he doesn’t know how to add romances in the books or he just wanted to finish the series

  • Guest

    Did anyone else notice that angela time travels when she puts a neat little hole in all of the enemy soldiers eyes after Eragon and Arya try to escape. TIME TRAVEL, REALLY! this isn’t a sci-fi book… And why didnt CP mention it in greater detail, where was angela’s involvement with a shade, unless Tenga was a shade or that dude she spoke to in the Dras Leona church. Ummmmm, here how the final battle should have gone:

    “Die Galbatorix!”

        “Whatever you loser”

    “Time Spell, ACTIVATE!!!!!!”

        “What the heck?”

    *Eragon shanks Galbatorix in the heart with Angela’s knitting needles*

         “No fair, this isnt a sci-fi book! YOU CHEATED!”

    “HAHAHAHA im actually doctor who?”

         “Well I’m actually Sonic the Hedgehog” *GOES SUPER SONIC*

       “DANG!” *Throws Brisingir into galby’s face”

     “COOMMMEE ONNNNNN”
     
    *ERagon starts dancing and galby dies*

    • as much as i hate to admit, i would accept this ending rather than paolini’s 

      • Timmy

        Agreed

  • King Palancar

    Also, I want  to see an Urgal rider in action.

  • King Palancar

    When I read that Katrina and Roran were going to visit Ellesmera, I thought Eragon must be hatching some kind of plan to reconcile Sloan, Katrina and Roran. I was a little disappointed in Eragon when I found out he had forgotten Sloan was even there. I suppose what he did for Sloan was fitting, though.

  • blacksmokemonster

    Did anyone feel the same at the end of this book as you did at the end of Lost? I totally did…all the loose ends just left hanging….

    #blacksmokemonster

    • mhm

      lost had not lose ends…every person who tells me lost had no lose ends completely did not get it. I told them all what happened, and then they don’t believe me, we rewatch the episode, and everyone is close to tears…

  • Crystalcorino

    The ending was an epic fail what a let down to my fav story…I feel icky! So upset

  • Roran Fails

    I mean Brisingir

  • Roran Fails

    Ok, so I was reading Eldest, and it said that the tip of Thorn’s tail had been eaten off by Glaedr. Yet, while the Varden is raiding Dras Leona, Inheritance specifically says that the tip of Thorns tail was twitching, not the stump. I thought that magic could only reattach things if they could be found. And oh, yes, I saw some people who said that Eragon could dual wield because in eldest when he had been improved by the dragons the book said, it said he blocked with his Zar-rocs scabbard as much as the sword itself. Am I the only one that gets that that was figurative language?

  • Anonymous

    Actually I would like some chapters in the inheritance cycle been written from Arya’s perspective or point of view. Her character is not that simple and I would have liked to glean some insight into her thoughts and feelings. Anyone agree? Just asking anyway.

  • irishgreenny

    Where did brom’s last words go? What did the menoa tree take from eragon? what was elva’s purpose in the final fight against galby? WHY WASN’T THERE SOME EPIC DRAGON-RIDING FIGHT AGAINST GALBY?

    • irishgreenny

      Wait i forgot some stuff: The whole arya-being-a-rider thing was kinda predictable for a while, so that kinda disappionted me. And Why didn’t Galby’s wards block eragon’s wordless spell? As a whole I loved the book and the series; christipher paolini, you’re brilliant. but the ending just let me down.

      • Jschoey17

        Galbatorix never new that it was possible to work magic without actually speaking. Therefore he had no wards against it

      • guest

        also, murtagh removed his ward with the name of the acient launguage

        • irishgreenny

          ohhh right. oops.

    • King Palancar

      As for the Menoa tree, it could be that Eragon has already done enough by defeating Galbatorix, it could be that leaving Arya there to rule the elves while he leaves the land is his big sacrifice, or it could be that the tree has just gotten bored with the elves and humans and wants Eragon to go away.

  • Tanner Ferreira

    The book was amazing other than the last few chapters Eragon and Arya have to be together. the ending was horrible.They do not come together as the whole series was slowly inching towards.
    ****It’s fine that Eragon left but WRITE ANOTHER BOOK WHERE HE COMES BACK FOR HER AND USES THE NAME OF THE ANCIENT LANGUAGE TO FIX VROENGARD LIKE HE FIXED EVERYWHERE ELSE. OR EVEN HE JUST RAISES THE DRAGONS IN THE OTHER PLACE BUT HE COMES BACK. MAYBE FACING A NEW FOE. ALL IN ALL HE NEEDS TO COME BACK TO BE WITH ARYA.****

    To top it all off Murtagh and Nasuada began to develop something and that is thrown aside that also has to be dealth with. Everyone likes it when the MAIN CHARACTERS come together and be together!!!!!!!!!

    ~~ERAGON AND ARYA MUST BE TOGETHER PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER BOOK~~
    Your Loyal Fan Tanner  Ferreira

    PLEASE

  • King Palancar

    I thought the end of the book felt a little bit like the “Grey Havens” chapter at the end of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. In the new age, some fit into the society that has just been saved and transformed, while others need to move on and live elsewhere. It was a bittersweet ending, but there is something noble about so many of the main characters sacrificing things they dearly desired for the sake of the common good. I was actually more disappointed that Murtagh did not go with Eragon and the elves to reestablish the riders than I was with Arya not going with him. Arya is fulfilling an important duty. Murtagh is once again doomed to wander as an outcast.

  • TwoCents

    I agree with most. The Eragon and Arya’s ending does fit but this doesn’t mean i like it. Same goes to murtagh and Nasuada. It’s just too bitter sweet.

    If some of the plots are altered slightly (I.e. Islanzadi did not die, giving recognition to Murtagh, not have King Orrin turned into a drunk) perhaps we can have better endings for the two pairs.

    Life is already hard; so why write such a bitter sweet (sorrow) endings?

    • guest

      People have to die, there has to be sorrow otherwise the book would be boring, also i think he did good making orrin a drunk, i didnt like the guy anyway.

  • King Palancar

    Who the heck was that lady with the teenage daughter, who randomly showed up in the middle of a battle and saved Roran’s life? I understand we can’t expect all of the loose ends from the first three books to be tied up, but why would CP introduce something so unusual so close to the end, then not explain it.

    • Inheritance

      I was so confused about this too @King Palancar. I keep going back and forth through these post and am having some mixed feelings toward this book! 

    • Anonymous

      the woman with the teenager was the woman in Brisingr who Angela read her fortune for. and the teenager wasnt her daughter.

      • King Palancar

        I’d forgotten that. Where in Brisingr was it?

  • fan1003977

    I have to admit that the final book in the Inheritance cycle left me feeling a little disappointed. I felt that the first three-quarters of the book seemed rather dragged out, whereas the latter quarter of the book felt so rushed that I found myself frowning as I read. It seemed to me that Paolini tried to shove so many answers and plot endings in the last quarter, like he was rushed to complete the book. A lot of plots that had been carefully written, with clues hidden throughout the cycle, were suddenly addressed in the simplest and easier manner. I would have liked to have seen more character development also, I felt like a lot of characters were robbed of that. As of the unanswered questions we fans still hold, let us hope that paolini will continue the inheritance universe. All in all I expected better from the final book in the series, and will only hope that paolini will redeem himself by exploring the inheritance universe and its stories in more depth.

  • JustThoughts

    1. Keep Islanzadi alive. She’s alive in the Guide, so keep her alive in this bloody book…2. Arya’s character completely changed in a few pages. WTF?
    3. That Galby fight was underwhelming. At least stab him in the heart. I don’t care if he’s not a Shade, stick him in the heart with the pointy end. It somehow makes it a lot more personal.
    4. Firnen didn’t get enough time in the spotlight, and that sucks.
    5. I actually enjoyed having Cuaroc. He’s pretty cool.6. Back to Arya. She wants to be free and roam the land and whatnot in the other books. NOT ANYMORE. She suddenly wants to sit down on the throne and watch her own kind, even though she doesn’t feel as comfortable with them compared to other elves. What?
    7. What did the Menoa tree take? If it was just to make Eragon and Saphira leave Alagaesia, then I’m fine with that. But if it’s something else, and it hasn’t been mentioned, then that’s annoying.
    8. Where’s the Belt of Beloth the Wise?
    9. Again, back to Arya, and I’m going to reiterate this point. Becoming queen is so out of character that it hurts my head. “Nope, NEVER GONNA BE QUEEN. GONNA ROAM THE LANDS” And now she’s queen. Easily the weakest point of the story.
    10. I don’t have a problem with the story overall, just the end, after Galbatorix was killed.
    11. I laughed when Eragon was talking to Blodhgarm when they came back from Vroengard, and Eragon said “It is I, Eragon.” Oh man that kills me.
    12. Have Eragon and Arya be together. I’m pretty sure that if Islandzadi stayed alive, like she was supposed to, then Eragon and Arya would end up together, WHICH IS WHAT WOULD WORK. Nope, he tells her to accompany her until the damn river turns so that the damn prophecy can come true. That’s a huge cop-out. So right when the prophecy is fulfilled, she flies away. “OK BYE ERAGON. THAT WAS A NICE 2 MINUTE BOAT RIDE. NICE SEEING YOU. GONNA RULE MY RACE WITH MY DRAGON”
    13. Either kill Murtagh or keep him alive and stick him with Nasuada. I prefer to keep him alive.
    14. Nasuada… I think she was easily one of the best characters in this book. That being said, she’s queen? Really?
    15. Instead of Nasuada, have Roran rule, or even friggen Jormundur. This leads to…
    16. Make both Nasuada and Arya Riders. Arya would have Firnen, and Nasuada would have a dragon hatched from one of the eggs from the Vault of Souls. This would mean that Murtagh and Nasuada could both be Riders AND be together, and if Nasuada’s dragon was to be female, then Thorn would have a dragon partner as well. And, since Islanzadi would still be alive, then Arya won’t have to consider taking the role of queen. So we have Murtagh-Nasuada and Eragon-Arya. All 4 of them leave Alagaesia (though not permanently) and the Rider presence is completely gone from Alagaesia, until the next round of Riders, who will not be evil and will only help.
    17. Murtagh deserved happiness, and he didn’t get it. Ouch.
    18. No Undbitr or Naegling? Hmm… Naegling would’ve helped in some situations, and Undbitr would be nice to see just for the heck of it.
    19. That moment at Brom’s diamond tomb was sad and pretty emotional.
    20. I’m not mad about Angela. Her character was great, but I would still like to read about how she became to be so respected.

    I’m done.

    • JustThoughts

      Oh damn my first and second points didn’t format properly 🙁

      And you don’t have to agree with me. It’s just what I thought would make more sense.

    • Anonymous

      I agree wholeheartedly to everything said here. But you left out 2 things. 1. CP said that Angela would be involved with a shade in this book. which never happened unless I totally missed something. 2. Brom’s last words were never addressed, which CP also said would happen sooo….

    • guest

      could any of you have written a book that was half as good??! no. i doubt it. so stop drowning on about how you would have changed it, or how it was imperfect, and be greatful that he even wrote it!! besides if people dont die than it all seems too perfect, there has to be sorrow and tragedy in a book or else it will seem to perfect and you wouldnt be happy with that either!

  • PinkLimes

    Okay, so for the ending, let me get this straight:  the two ladies, Nasuada and Arya, stay in Alagaesia to do all the dirty work while Murtaugh and Eragon can go run off to never-never land.  I was really upset that Eragon and Arya didn’t even kiss!  And Murtaugh and Nasuada didn’t either!  Ugghhh…the ending was heart-wrenching and sad and I still don’t know what happened to the Belt of Beloth the Wise, among a billion other things.  Anyway…still digesting the novel. It was a good read, though I’m still depressed about two failed romances.  Why does Roran get everything?  The girl, the baby, the kingdom, the jewels.  He’s one lucky guy.  

    • whysosad

      “Why does Roran get everything?  The girl, the baby, the kingdom, the jewels”

      I felt the same way! *sigh*

      I still cant get over that Eragon and Arya didnt go further. AT LEAST A KISS! C’MONNNN

      I’m not usually one for super romance stuff but of all the books,tv shows, movies I’ve seen or read, this romance was one that I wanted to see all the way through. I felt that I as a reader have been waiting for it since he was chasing after her in book 1.

  • BelothIsAroundMyWaist

    I’d like to clear up a few things first also. I too, apologize if I have offended any of my fellow readers. I will try to adapt a less critical standpoint when now expressing my views. It might take awhile as I will definitely now have to bring down my high standards of expected quality and credibilty. I partly lay the blame on Christopher Paolini for introducing me to the world of logic and that is where I have most struggled with this final book. I guess if I were to take logic, sense, high quality and credibilty out of the equation I too can now say that Inheritance is a MASTERPIECE OF GREAT PROPORTIONS & thank you Christopher Paolini for giving me this great book! It was worth the wait!

    • if we take out those 4 things, all books are good lol

    • Rosie

      LOL!

  • I feel that I need to clear up a few things.  If I offended anyone in any of my posts, I apologize. I only spoke my mind and had no ill will directed to any my fellow readers.  I have no intention of taking back anything that I said, I just want to give the other commentators the respect that they deserve. 

    Congratulations anyways Chris, you did a wonderful job on the series despite the hiccup at the end.

  • AnnoyedFan

    I was a lot disappointed, and massively annoyed with the ending, I felt it a too much for effect, I mean, he was trying too hard to force the reader to shed a teardrop, or something. Problem is, after Brisingr (more specific, after their conversation while on their route back to the Varden), their relationship hardly developed into something, other than that he earned her respect. I mean, come on, they don’t actually had a meaningful conversation in Inheritance before the end (maybe one before the abduction of Nasuade), no actual sign, that they were getting closer, and even Eragon had a very shy attitude toward her, I wouldn’t have been surprised, if she chose to ignore his feelings for her even at the end. 

    Conclusion is, Paolini had made a major flaw when he so strongly emphasized the question of their relationship in the end, after he seemingly didn’t even put much thought into it during most parts of Brisingr and Inheritance.

    If he thought it so important why not sprung the rabbit right out of hiding? For example after Galbatorix’s death, Eragon lying seemingly dead, Arya crying over him, or something like that. It may have been a cliche, a dripping romantic scene, but at least the reader would have got some clue about how their relationship is.

    Another thing is, that at the end, Paolini really should have given poor Eragon a pair of balls, to stand out for his love he waited so much, at least trying to convince her someway, professing his love (he never even said I love you, if I’m correct), or just showing some sign of that he actually cares, and it disturbs him, that after waiting so long for her, now he is just losing her (and failing flawlessly in the process). No, instead he has given it up, resigned, at the first chance, in the forest where they met Arya and her dragon. Good job dear Christopher, next time leave out the love story if you can’t do anything with it.

    That ‘Eragon would never return for Angela foretold it’ crap was annoying to hell too.

    P.S.: Though the Inheritance cycle is over, I would love to read about Eragon (or Murtagh, by the way) in the future, and maybe master Paolini would have another chance to correct this misshapen love-thing, regarding the main character.

    • AnnoyedFan

      Oh, and to dissolve any doubt: I loved all the books, even Inheritance, I only criticized the ending, and the love-thing

      • Inheritance

        “(and failing flawlessly in the process)” I literally ROFL’d at this point in your post.  It did make me kinda depressed tho that Eragon didnt even “try” so to speak to profess his love. o well

    • Garrett Downard

      I think that Eragon and Arya’s relationship will be further developed in future novels.  I doubt Paolini is going to close it here.  

      Also, Eragon is “never” going to return to alagaesia for his ‘mortal’ friends.  As Oromis hinted, a proper Dragon Rider training takes years, even decades.  There are 20-40 some eggs destined to be riders (i’m not exactly sure).  If one assumes that each egg will take 10 years to train, then Eragon will be tied up for at least the next 100 years (assuming he trains them in twos).  By the time he is finished (which he won’t be, as more eggs will be ready for riders by then), all of his human associates will be long dead.  Thus, for them he will never be able to return.

    • Nlinn

      i find that alot of people are upset mostly because it wasnt a wonderful happy ending for everyone especially eragon. there was no need to say he loved her because it was in his true name which meant more than just words. the fact that he left arya and alagaesia wasnt him giving up but i found it showed how strong he became by giving up everything he may have had to look after the best interests of the dragons and future riders. it may have been a bit of a sad or depressing ending but i think it was good ending none the less.

  • Axel23

    I have read inheritance twice cause i was so ticked with the ending but even after reading it twice i can’t justify eragon and arya’s actions in the end. If you tell some one your true name i just don’t believe you go ok well have a nice life. If there meant to mean so much it should have had a more of an effect on his decision to leave. Otherwise the book was quite enjoyable

    • Mental Leftovers

      There are people I love and trust with my life, yet if the welfare of nations and races depended on my leaving them behind I would do so. Perhaps not without regret but I would do it none the less

      • For me, the only difference is that arya was being partial to her race, yet eragon could not be to his? everyone would have put eragon on their black list if he had accepted any roll that was partial to anyone, yet arya had an obligation to the elves? so the elves could accept an immortal but the humans can’t, so why didnt eragon stay with them and side with them.  better yet go with murtagh. IMO the ending was rushed for me and paolini just wanted to get the series over with is the way i see it.

  • Eric Hanson

    What happened to the quote by Christopher when Inheritance’s release date came out, “The burning questions asked by fans around the world will finally be answered in this last installment,” said Christopher Paolini. “All will be revealed!”……. I dont know about you but I still have a lot of burning questions!!! 

    • lol right there with you.

    • AnnoyedFan

      +1, couldn’t agree more

  • Inheritance

    So I stuck with Eragon since it was first published.  This was truly a work of art.  Inheritance was so great, it’s hard to put together all the words to commend it in a short post such as this.  I loved it though, for it drew upon me many emotions.  Some of which I’ve not experienced in the form of reading. 

    SPOILER:

    The ending… it was bittersweet.  I would’ve loved nothing more than to see Eragon and Arya leave together.  However, after thinking over it, I’ve come to realize it’s probably best that he ended it the way he had.  It was what brought forth so many emotions.

    To Paolini:
    If you ever read this comment, I want to say thank you for such a great series.  I look forward to your future endeavors.

    Everyone else, respond if you feel so inclined and thank you for reading this post.

    Elrun ono

    • EragonandArya!

      @Inheritance I agree with you completely. I was heartbroken at the end, but it was for the best.

  • Cdalsey

    Also there were to many loose ends he needs a book 5 or a bonus book (maybe about a different person) to tie things together
    Milk that cow for all it’s worth CP!!!!

  • Belmin519

    Loved the whole series and book four. But,there is on thing i dislike though, , like the ending in my opinion was stupid I mean he could have at least had Arya come with him, he lead us to his and her romance and they didn’t even kiss!! I probably won’t reread the book again or if i do i’ll stop after they kill Gallbatorix. Really disappointed with how he ended it and how he handles Arya and Eragon’s romance. Now I’m really sad and angry a little,kind of want to read some fan fics and see if they rapped it up better and did more on the romance. That is all I have to say just finished reading and wanted to put on feelings here. Out of 10 i give the book a 6, not including the ending an 8. Have any books for me to read? I hate that is gone and had a bad ending it’ll be on my mind for a couple days..

    • EragonandArya!

      Well I hated the ending at first, but after thinking about it, it seems resonable to me. Although I still dislike it. Think about it. It doesn’t fit either Arya’s or Eragon’s personality to give up their reponsibility, as they put it for their desires. They both put their happiness last and look for the betterment of Alagaesia as a whole. Though I agree him leaving for a good place to raise the dragons was a good reason, Arya not coming was sad. I wanted the kiss badly too. 🙁 However, they do exchange true names, which has to count for romance. “Epic Romance” that Angela foretold. IN elven customs, it’s far more valuable than a kiss.

      • Belmin519

        I think she would have came if she wasn’t queen and greenie hadn’t hatched for her … at least not at that time on the boat would have been better.

      • Belmin519

        Also I’m really disappointed in this because I considered it to be the best series I have read so far and thought  inheritance would top the other 3 it probabbly would have if not for the ending and lac of ExA

  • Cdalsey

    I personally think saphira should lay an egg

  • Anonymous

    I’ve noticed an inconsistancy near the end of the book. On page 771 of the hardcover it says
    that Jeod was in he army that Roran comanded but then on page 773 it
    says that Jeod was working with the elves, sorting through Galbatorix’s
    library. I think it’s odd, that Jeod was in the army and at the same time he was sorting books.

    • MylifeMysoulMybeing

      i think it was that he was in the army so he coulud recover books

  • Dylan Joyal

    Do any of you think CP will write more books about algaesia or more importantly about eragon

    • EragonandArya!

      I hope so! I mean, he’s stated that he wasn’t done with the world of Alagaesia so he’ll come back, though not right away because he says he’s busy with some sci-fi and mystery books. Personally, I’m a Eragon and Arya fan, so I hope they meet. She could visit him, right? And I want to know more about the Riders he raises!

  • an honest man

    im quite gutted the way it ended im one of those readers who likes a happy ending that way i feel satisfied and can accept it’s finished lol, but does anyone here think he will write another one following eragon and saphira? or do you reackon it will be set back in the time of the riders or the even before the riders back to eragons namesake?

    • Belmin519

      I have the sane feeling about the ending it’ll be on my mind for weeks!! Wish he would have ended it better

  • Sorry for the double post Mike, but I wanted as many people as possible to see this message.

    For all of you haters out there, please takethe time to read this :

    I have compiled the statistics taken from Amazon.com and Goodreads.com concerning the rating people gave Inheritance.

    On Goodreads, there are about about 1174 people who gave it a rating between 1 and 5 stars (this includeds the score given in the 333 reviews)

    Of those 1174 people :
    642 gave it 5 stars (55%)
    288 gave it 4 stars (24%)
    140 gave it 3 stars (12%)
    58 gave it 2 stars (4%)
    38 gave it 1 star. (3%)

    This gives an average of 4,23.

    The people rating these books all have an account on Goodreads.com, thus preventing spamming.

    Then compare this to the 191 reviews on Amazon.com.
    43 gave it 5 stars (23%)
    22 gave it 4 stars (12%)
    45 gave it 3 stars (24%)
    38 gave it 2 stars (20%)
    43 gave it 1 star. (21%)

    This gives an average rating of 2,91.

    I think that the data sample is more representative of the general population on the Goodreads website, because there are more ratings there. I am in no way a statistician, but this is the thing that makes the most sense.

    Now let’s consider that the two websites are equal (and not taking into account the fact that one might have reviewed it both on Goodreads and Amazon).

    Mixing the reviews gives a total of 1365 ratings.
    Of those 1365 people :
    685 gave it 5 stars (50%)
    310 gave it 4 stars (23%)
    185 gave it 3 stars (14%)
    96 gave it 2 stars (7%)
    81 gave it 1 star. (6%)

    This gives an average rating of 4,02.

    So no matter how you look at it, Inheritance was liked by a majority of people seeing as 73% gave it 4 stars or more !

    I hope this will silence all of you haters out there saying you represent the majority of people.
    You don’t. You may not like it, but the numbers don’t lie.

    Also, I’d like to point out the fact that you, haters, are the only ones insulting and hreatening people. So I’d ask you to please refrain yourselves from doing so.

    You are entitled to your opinion, and the fact that you don’t represent the majority doesn’t necessarily make your points invalid.

    However, expressing yourselves in a proper manner might help getting your point across more effectively.

    • Fp

      Hey Alexandre.  Interesting statistics.  They still in no way change my feeling son the book, but I have no issue being in the minority if I really am.  I would appreciate you not speaking in such generic terms over “Haters” You claim that haters are the only ones being rude and threatening.  I have been disrespected and “Threatened” multiple times for stating my opinion.  The issue does go both ways.  I am at least willing to acknowledge that many “haters” have been cruel”.  I think it;s only reasonable that “lovers” have also been cruel and rude as well.

      I was always taught that the minute you speak so generally is the minute you lose credibility in your statement.  When you speak as generally as you do you are showing a bias that makes it difficult for me to listen to what you have to say despite how good it is (And I admit this is one of the more logical points you have made even if I feel some of your other posts haven;t been that way so much.)  Just some food for thought.

      • Thank you for pointing that out. I’ve since rephrased my comment, trying to make it less biased.

        • Fp

          Thanks for taking the comment so well, though it seems to of disappeared.  Oh well 😛

    • Yezbick9

      Eh.  I think the numbers will drop as time passes.  People tend to be thrilled with substandard material immediately after its release just because they now know the ending or have an advancement of knowledge.  I worked for the Leaky Cauldron webiste (Harry Potter) during the later book releases, and I remember how thrilled people were with Book 5 when it came out, many going so far as to say it was the best.  That sentiment is not widespread now.
      I also remember watching a documentary of Star Wars fans waiting for AotC to come out.  One diehard fan came out saying it was better than original trilogy.  I’m sure he wishes he could take that back.

      The fervor in both directions will die down when people have time to digest what they’ve read.  The “haters” won’t be so vocal, and the people who gave it five stars will probably look back and pick one of the other three as a favorite.

      • Fp

        This ladies and gentleman is what we call an intelligent post.  Well done good sir!

        • Yezbick9

          Thanks. 🙂

      • That may very well be the case. We’ll just have to wait and see !

    • Faye’s_Shruikan

      Hey, you know when you’re fighting as part of the minority, you’ve got to step up your game … and that means by any means neccessary as you will already no matter what be unfavored so you know, when the odds are 3 against 1 you learn to sharpen your sword on both ends just so you can stab your enemy that is in front of you and with little effort get that one trying to sneak up behind you. Since both your hands are tied with both your angles being occupied you eventually learn to kick that last enemy trying to get you in the nuts. Yes, you will probably be booed for using such low ball (no pun intended) tricks but you eventually learn that is what comes with the territory at times when your ideas and beliefs throw you on the unpopular side of the coin. In the end, I really don’t care whether if I’m on the unpopular or popular side as long as I have chosen the side where I can stand with my beliefs then at least if I die I die with me. To Hell with the long wait of this book! I am a Hater! Hear me Rooooaarrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • <3

    I loved the book just wish Eragon and Arya could have stayed together
    Eragon + Arya = <3
    🙁

  • Spitty

    I loved it. It was amazing in my opinion, but it’s sad that it’s all over. I reckon he should make a branch of side books after this, or even make a 5th one if it’s possible.
    But I loved the book adn the saddest part I read was when you said “it’s time to say goodbye to Eragon, Saphira, Roran and Nasuada” 🙁 I don’t know why, but that just seemed sad for me 🙁 anyway I will always have a good series of books anyway 🙂 I’m gunna read them from start to finish again 🙂

  • Brisingr

    Overall, I thought the book was good until the end but I really wanted to know what the Menoa Tree took from Eragon, and after I’d read the very ending, I wasn’t sure if I was disappointed if Eragon went off by himself without Arya or sad that it had finally ended! Apart from those 2 points, pretty good!

    • Mental Leftovers

      Seems pretty clear that all the Menoa Tree wanted was Eragon and Saphira gone. That and to be a tree…

    • The Blue Lady

      This also confuses me. To the very end of the book two questions remained unanswered: what happened to Eragon’s belt of Beloth the Wise and what did the Menoa Tree take. Obviously I thought: “Hey, maybe the tree took the belt.” But I reached no good conclusion on why the Menoa Tree would want the belt, it felt more reasonable to assume Angela took it, we all know she is a unpredictable character.
      So… What the hell did the Menoa tree take!?

      • Fp

        Honestly I don’t think this was ever meant to be a big mystery.  When Eragon first got the metal from the tree I think what the tree wanted from Eragon was what she said then “Go”  However, when this element was not made very clear to the readers and CP realized this he had to go back and tag on a second statement to that plot at the end of the book.  Unfortunately, he still wasn’t clear enough to everyone who read the book.  I think he was trying to be clever and a little cryptic in his resolution.  Instead he just confused a lot of people.
         Ultimatley I believe the fans made a bigger deal out of the Menoa Tree issue due to CPs lack of communication on that storyline.  I could be wrong on this, but that’s really the vibe I get over the issue.

        • EragonandArya!

          I gotta admit, your point is the most resonable one I’ve heard. 🙂

        • Brilliant, thanks a lot man, that cleared up one question for me that was ticking me off, now how about other 100 😉

      • EragonandArya!

        I don’t know, but other people are saying she took Eragon’s fertility…which makes no sense to me.

  • Mehukas

    I believe that Eragon and Arya will see each other in the future. I have even create a theory how they will meet. The theory goes: Eragon gets tired in masturbating/being virgin and teaching 24/7 so he takes a vacation and goes to see Arya. Support for this theory?

    • Fp

      I didn’t like the whole book either man, but this comment is just inappropriate. 

      • Melissa

        What did he say??

        • gildedlily

          @Melissa: It’s flagged for a reason, stop being so nosey, it’s prob innaproriate

          • Melissa

            @ gildedlily: txt mee! did u finish Inheritance?

  • Gry

    It was definitely the best book, writing style and character development. As to the weak points of the plot and fight with Galbatorix … well, he came up with the story when he was fifteen, he kind of caught himself there :/ Galby was just too strong. I do feel Arya becoming queen was a bit forced …. though I think she’ll step back once things are settled and join Eragon in a few hundred years.

    • GUESTFAIL

      No it wasnt, it ended terribly

  • Michael Dean

    I thought the fight with Galby was too easy. “understanding” please!! I loved the cycle, don’t get me wrong, but he left me wanting more. The reason he had to leave was horse crap too. If he is never to return give me a good reason for it. And arya being a rider and a queen, doesn’t go with the story. One of the greatest reasons the elves were against him is that it was wrong to be an immortal and be a ruler, plus Dragon Riders are suppose to be free and not tied to any race. I don’t know, from reading the first three books I was expecting more.

    • Mental Leftovers

      You might want to read the Galbatorix fight scene again. Eragon only thought to make him understand as a bit of petty revenge in his moment of imminent defeat. The dragons within the eldunari added quite a bit more to the spell. He had to feel each moment of torment he had inflicted on anybody since his birth. Think about that. All the tortures he performed or ordered. Every murder. Even hurt feelings if he told a concubine her butt was too big :D. to have all of that come crashing down on you at once… over a hundred years of misery as experienced by the victims of a horribly powerful sadist. Just sayin’

    • thelton

      Thats a good point leftovers. Also i would like to mention that the elves are immortal anyway and are fairly powerful too. Its not really an issue for the elves as it was for the humans.

  • Rcleigh1995

    Loved vroenguard being radioactive

  • Catriona_xo

    Loved the book!!! Most of the what happened was what I thought would have but I’m sooo happy with that! Also the ending was brilliant! So sad it’s over.

  • Beware of Ferrets!

    I wish there was more of Fernin in the book:( but im glad Arya tunred out to be a rider!

  • Guest

    Wow thank you Christopher for this wonderfull story!
    It makes me choke that its over now.
    I love the Inheritance circle and I am glad I can count it to my childhood expirience!
    Still even though it makes my heart sore that its over.

    Regards
    a Fan

  • Shadeslayer/Kingkiller

    Finally finished this mornig at 5AM… Great book. Great series. I still have knots in my stomach because of the way the book ended and had “waking dreams” of my own about it all when I finally went to sleep, ha. Choked up a few times too. Biggest thing I wish was different was Eragon and Arya having to go separate ways. Killer. I’m sad knowing that the series is over, but want to thank CP for all the work he did. He’s got a loyal fan in me. Also I’m holding to hope that there might be more like he said in the back of the book.

  • Mental Leftovers

    The potential for prequels and sequels to this series are nearly overwhelming. I truly hope to one day see some stand-alone prequels about the time of the Riders, the Fall and the pre-Eragon Varden. Maybe even the war between the elves and dragons or the lands elves and humans came to Alagaesia from. The series was masterfully ended. Christopher will undoubtedly be an inspiration to a great many (aspiring and established) writers both young and old. As I read some of the hate comments and troll posts I can’t help but wonder how very lacking in imagination they all are. CP painted a great world and had much less inconsistency and plot holes than LoTR did and people still haven’t shut up about those books :). No story line is ever completely perfect to every single reader. We’re talking about an art form here. When has the world EVER agreed in unison about any single piece of artwork? I’m willing to bet there are some people who can’t stand the sight of a Michelangelo sculpture but swoon when listening to Beethoven. I’m not going to venture as to compare Christopher to any of those greats… but artists never really can be accurately measured against each other. Contrasted maybe. Assigned a value? Never.
     
    A comment to Christopher should he ever read this:
    Thank you for all the joy you’ve given us with your work. I believe you have written a masterpiece and capped it off better than I had hoped. You fulfilled the promises made by the prior books, something many authors have failed at. I will always keep an eye out for future works from you. Just try not to make us wait so long next time eh?

  • Forest Singer

    A lot of people have talked about being upset with not understanding Angela’s role.

    Personally, I loved her portrayal in the book. Cocky, confident and in the right places at the right time – she has a certain mystery about her that makes her entertaining to read.
    I’m sure if we knew her real background we wouldn’t be as interested, but she’s my favorite character by far!

    Also, not sure if anyone remembers, but whilst in the tunnels of Dras-Leona Angela whispers to one of the robed man before she kills him something related to who she is. Can’t remember the exact quote but it went something like:

    “You wouldn’t act like that if you knew who I was” – bad memory, but I know when she told him who she was, the guy certainly soiled himself.

    So… she’s that popular to emit such a strong reaction in an enemy? Arya also seemed to have much more respect for her than in previous books – I love her!

    Just like with the theories behind why half of Galby’s army died in the Spine (Urgals – was hoping for some mysterious force that could help Eragon), I think if CP explained Angela’s past we would – perhaps – have been disappointed.

    Go Angela!

    • EragonandArya!

      I think that Angela was the oracle talked about from the “Hall of Soothsayer.” To me, that makes sense as to why she gets so much respect. And obviously, the fortunetelling.

  • Skulblaka Abr Wyrda

    It was really sad to see Eragon leave Algaesia. I have been with as Eragon said “accustomed to idea of him leaving Alagesia” but still watching him leave his home, Roran, Nasuada, Arya and everything and everyone he knows and loves behind felt too much to bear. I havent shed a tear in a long time but couldnt stop reading Eragon and Saphira leave to the plains beyond. I had hoped he would have taken the islands to the south and thus remain near to alagaesia and still be not part of algaesia, that would have helped.
    I remember reading or i guess remember Brom explaining that Dragons are tied together to the land of Algaesia, so how come the dragons can leave it. Their magic comes from the land itself and without magic they cant live.
    I had hoped to see much of Tenga and the “Women and Daughter” Eragon had blessed or at least a brief idea about their past and Selena’s fortune by Angela.
    I though couldnt understand how Galby was able to hold on Spirits who were holding his wards and still not be a shade.
    Murtagh though not dead could have followed Eragon with him to leave algaesia, no matter what he would have been much in peace with eragon and other dragons than living on his own in Algaesia up north.
    I am not being a critic, i loved the series and it has been and will always be my greatest read, and no matter whatever i say i feel too sad for Eragon having to leave Algaesia which is proabably clouding my judgement.

    Atra du evarínya ono varda Eragon Bromson

  • Dkbfksdbfvis

    I still havent come to terms with that ending. I am so depressed.

  • Aly_mntya

    I am just so happy that Murtagh didnt die he was my favorite character! I cant believe its over. I have been reading these books for so long and its hard to believe that their journey has come to an end!

  • Rcleigh1995

    I was disappointed the way they killed galby seemed like a cop out.

    • Christy

      I don’t know, I thought it was pretty… nuclear!

  • Sallystar6of7

    eragon made my morning when he gave sloan his sight. its awesome to think that he got to see the most precious thing in his life again and what was the most precious thing in her life.

  • Edward

    Holy! I was going to write Great Book! but after reading a lot of your comments I think I’ll think twice & refrain. I’m not really too much of a “Fan” of this series as this was the only book I read out of it, but the people here are some of the most aggresive I’ve encountered yet about a book or series. I don’t know enough of the rest of the novels to get into a discussion but it gave me a good read and I thought the dragons getting together at the end was cute. That is all.

    • Rosie

      Cute? 2 dragons that just met fornicating in the air is what you call cute?? OMG!!! Christopher Paolini die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Sallystar6of7

        i also agree that the thought of them it the sky is really gross and kind of wrong but its what they do. those bits where the only part i didnt like.

        • Littlee63

          Edward, Tom, on behalf of everyone here I apologize for the rudeness you both have encountered and I know I would be speaking for Mike the owner of this page when I say, the rudeness won’t be tolerated much longer 😉 It’s unfortunate that regular people can’t even feel comfortable with writing a normal post on here without encountering a Hater who can’t appriciate Inheritance for the great book that it is and being grateful to Master Paolini for bringing a masterful, fitting end to the series whilst still leaving enough to the reader’s imagination for a possible future book 5. Tho I guess if they all weren’t complaining here they would be complaining somewhere else so I guess. we’re doing society a favor.

          • Jessica

            Oh Shut Up You BROWNNOSER!!!!!!!

          • Faye’s_Shruikan

            Edward, Tom, I speak on behalf of no one here but myself when I say that Littlee63 has no authority to speak for everyone here because Littlee63 is a Brown-nosing gnat who if swatted from these pages probably would not be missed…. & I for one who stands for peace will not object or interfere if anybody on here were to do such a thing for the betterment of Alegaesia.

          • pao13

            ante geia vlakes…

          • Jennifer

            honestly, this is a page for the book. If you have comments about the book, I suggest you say your opinion and most everyone will respect that. It does no good to be rude to someone for voicing their opinion.

          • Fp

            Unfortunately both sides have been incredibly rude in attacking each others character and not actually dealing with the arguments and points presented.  It’s a real shame because there have been some really good points voiced, but the responses usually include, “You are just blinded by your love for CP” or “Just go back to anti-shurtugal and leave us real fans alone.  Both sides are being pretty pathetic about it.

          • Fp

            Granted I have seen pretty intense rudeness on both sides of the argument. 

      • hjguz

        What’s your problem? You don’t have to like it, but that’s no reason to be rude.

        • Rosie

          What’s rude is you asking me what my problem is for voicing my opinion that is independant of fear. You being ignorant of that & trying to reprimand me puts you out of line hjguz. Sit ch’yo ass back down & …knoe ure role. 

          • gildedflower

            Yeah! What Rosie said! =)

    • Tom Leafman

      I know it’s very pushy in here to voice your opinion, I’ve held back a couple times myself….

    • Emeric

      What the heck?! Just because there’s a lot of negative comments doesn’t necessarily mean you have to AGREE with them. Just keep yourself to your own opinion and nobody elses and you have taken part in making this world a bit better!

      I wrote a long comment, where I was positive to the books. But it might have disappeared in this sea of hating-comments.

      • Fp

        I think you raise a fair point Emeric.  But along the same lines, why is it that everyone else needs to get so flustered and angry when someone expresses negative opinion over the book?  It becomes this vicious cycle of escalation.

  • Sallystar6of7

    Over the course of me reading the book i was bursting to tell my sister what was going on, but when i finish at 1:45 this morning i was totally at peace with what had happened. i cried like a baby when carn died, when i though angela might be dead, when they found the eggs, when nasuada had to give up what she wanted most, and when arya said she could not come with eragon. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks to mike and all those on shurtugal.com and to of course the author, CHRIS YOU ARE A RIVAL OF THE GREAT TOLKIEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • Wobpfm

    well what got my goat was Eragon eating meat again????

    didnt he say he bever would again??

    • Bb

      No. He said he would eat meat because he was not an elf. Although he said he wouldn’t do it often

  • dude if you read all the comments you would know what didn’t fit. and you obviously haven’t read many fantasy books if you think it was “stellar”. read the magician by Raymond E Feist and then talk. 

    • the series was stellar, the 4th book was a FAIL.  Im starting to think that inheritance was a mistake on purpose so that if he does come back, people will come flocking to find out all of the loose ends

  • Brian

    Bit too much of a hatefest going on in here.  Really didn’t expect that here, but to each his own.  I fully felt that the book capped off a stellar series by Paolini, and I would gladly (and almost certainly will) read through it again.  I deeply apologize if my opinion offended some of you, seeings as it clearly did.  However, I would say this.  Maybe you should appreciate the work that Paolini actually put into this series.  God knows none of us are writers, and I would love a sample of your work in comparison if you want to sit here and bash Paolini’s work.  If you can’t take it yourself then what room do you have to judge someone I’m willing to wager has far more experience writing than you do.  Have a good day, and try not to be completely blind to a differing idea.

    • Marybeth

      Stop writing new posts Brian! Youre taking up too much room!!!

      • Brian

        I said my peace and left it at that.  Haven’t posted anything since, and it doesn’t seem prudent in the least to post this response when I’ve said nothing else . . .

        • Fp

           I try not to say this disrespectfully, but you have posted quite a few first comments in a row.  Some people feel this tends to clutter things more than it needs to.  Not trying to attack you or anything, but just trying to help explain what marybeth didn’t. 

    • Matt L

      You’re right I’m not a writer, I’m just a reader, but I know what I enjoy reading. I won’t rip on the book as some others have, but i was a bit dissapointed. It had some really great scenes, but other parts seemed unneccessary and unfinished. It seemed pointless to me to build up a relationship over four books between Eragon and Arya only for Arya to say, Well “I’ve always said I have no desire to rule my people, but I think I’ll choose that over our happiness and our dragon’s happiness. Good luck with the dragons, see you around”

    • Fp

      “God knows none of us are writers, and I would love a sample of your work
      in comparison if you want to sit here and bash Paolini’s work.”  Sorry but this argument always bothers me and I make a point to bring out the serious flaws in this logic when it is brought up.  I do not need to be capable of writing to know what is good and bad.  I may not be able to sing, but I can tell when a singer is off key.  I may not be able to dance, but I can tell the difference between a professional ballet dancer and the girl who only finished a year of dance lesson.  I may not be a painter, but I can tell the difference between a Picasso and a guy who was bored and decided to draw something.  According to your logic Brian you two are incapable of saying if this work is good unless you are a writer yourself.  If we are to follow your argument to it’s logical conclusion then no one except other writers could be able to say whether this work is bad or good.  Do you see the problem with this?

      • Emma

        @Fp:wish I could like that a 1000 times.

        • Emma

          correction: **Wish I could like that a 1000 times. @ Fp

        • Fp

          Thanks Emma feel free to use the argument if you ever hear someone use this horrible logic in the future.  It happens way to often and has happened countless times on this thread as is.  This might be one of the most frustrating arguments I deal with.  It’s just bad and is spoken out of anger and emotion rather than thought.

  • Brian

    On a much brighter note, seeings as those seem to be hard to come by here, CP perfectly worked in the other allusion to the “two people on a boat and one man crying on the shore” vision that was predicted so long ago.  Obviously those of you for whatever reason who thought the end was crap won’t agree, but it simply fit.  The entire book, including its ending fit, and it showed even more Paolini’s progression as a writer, and how far he has come since the first book.  We can all be critics, but this is a case where a critic is not needed.  Stellar book, stellar work, stellar series, stellar ending, and to all that I say congratulations CP on the huge release.  It is will deserved.

    • Atabi

      Here here!

    • Fp

      Brian, I have liked a lot of your thought out comments thus far, but this one I really pretty strongly disagree with you on.  The vision was meant to give us the idea that two rides and two dragons leave alagaesia together.  There was absolutely no other way to interpret that vision and CP knew that to be the case.  By completely changing the rules to the premonition he frustrated a lot of people because the element that the most theories resolved around proved to be pretty much insignificant to the whole story.  It was one big giant red herring that shouldn’t;t of belonged.  Honestly, I think CP made Eragon have the premonition without knowing what he would actually do about it.  There are lots of pieces of evidence to show this.  One being the fact that before this book came out Arya was never supposed to be the queen of the elves.  How do we know this?  Because in the Guide to Alagaesia it is stated that Islanzadi is still alive and ruling the elves.  This tells me that CP was still pretty heavily changing the very ending to his series leading up to the last book.  Some of us just felt like that lack of thought form the beginning showed rather painfully.

  • Beskarkad

    I just wished that C.P. didn’t leave the story like that because I would like to know more I thought the book was good but the ending just left a little me wanting more

    • Brian

      That is the main reason I liked it.  It leaves it up to the imagination.  And it isn’t like CP has completely knocked down the idea of expanding on the Alagaesia universe.  As a matter of fact, he basically swore that he would be coming back to it eventually.

      • Spoiler

        You know how well he keeps his promises

  • Brian

    After reading more comments,  I still don’t really get the reasoning given for why the ending was so “bad.”  The reasoning behind why it happened as it did was absolutely sound.  Can you honestly tell me that it would have fit Arya’s character to go against what she did?  After having that character established for so long, so many of you would complain that he shattered her character just to get a feel good ending.  To use the book’s terms, it would mean that her true name would basically change, because that would not be who she is.  And as for the loose ends not being tied up, part of this is almost explained in CPs letter at the end of the book.  To include all of the many possible storylines about Angela, or many other things for that matter, would have simply made the series drag on.  Now, I’m a fan of long books as much as the next person, but let’s use some common sense and realize that Paolini fully realized that this was the time to finish the series, and I fully agree.  Just because it wasn’t the “happy” ending some of you clearly expected, I feel that it was all the more emotional and powerful because of it. 

    • Matt L

      You really think Arya choosing to go with Eragon would have gone against her character. She’s stated that she doesn’t feel comfortable among her own kind (but now she’s going to lead them) and that all she’s wanted to do is resume her role of ferrying the dragon egg around the country like she did with Saphira’s egg. To me it seems like Joining Eragon would have fit her character a lot better than how it turned out. And I’m not just saying that for the hope of a “happy ending”. Eragon and Arya leaving the land for good, and never seeing their loved ones again is hardly what I would have called a happy ending.

    • Fp

      It did sorta go against her character when throughout the entire series she continually reminds us how she has no interest at being queen.  She does this so often to the point where it borderlines on annoyance.  CP even has her solidify this resolve again in this book.  The suddenly she becomes queen?  It’s just sort of puzzling to people and it felt rushed and a little bit of a blindside move.  I can understand your confusion though.  I think a lot of it came down to different readers focused on varying details of her character thus the strong disagreement on whether her choice fit her personality or not.

    • Anjileigh

       She was no longer just an Elf.  She was a Dragon Rider and was now bound to that way of life. As Eragon didn’t have a choice, she doesn’t have a choice.  Her becoming Queen was so out of her character.  Yes, she is bound to her duty but that duty no longer lies with the Elves but to all the people of Alagaesia!  She had stated that she was never interested in being Queen.  The crown didn’t automatically go to her because she was Islanzadi’s daughter because that is not how the Elves do it.  It is some sort of political move in a “game that that her people have been playing” for centuries.  So essentially she allowed herself to become a “pawn.”  I could never see Arya allowing herself to be used in that manner! She basically gave into peer pressure. Her reasons for being Queen sounded like a script that was feed to her to make her feel like she owed it to them to be Queen.  She stood against the wishes of her Queen/mother in order to ferry Saphira’s egg, I can’t see her bowing to the pressure of the Elder Elves to do something that she didn’t feel was right.  Just my opinion.  Also, I can’t see Nasuada standing for it either, especially since Eragon was leaving with the eggs and Eldunari, pretty much leaving them defenseless, but it didn’t seem to be a big deal at all. 

      • Fp

        Beautifully summary of how many of us have felt.  I don’t really see people who support Ary’s decision tackle these issues you brought up.  I for one would like to see what the other side thinks on these issues.

  • Brian

    Wow, I really can’t believe some of you are actually on here bashing the book.  An emotional ending that perfectly fit as the crux of this epic series, and you want to bemoan it?  Come on, I’m as sad as the next person to see it end, but the fourth book was everything I could’ve hoped it to be and then some.  It literally consumed the past 72 hours of my life as I followed every gripping tale it told.  It was a fitting end, and I don’t see how you can possibly be mad or angry with the ending . . .

    • okay “brian”. or should we call you “chris”. people are hired to write comments like this. it didn’t fit. nothing fit, it all hung loose.

      • Brian

        Really, because I provided reasoning as to how it fit perfectly.  Tell me how it didn’t “Fit.”  Arya and Eragon?  Fell perfectly into the storyline of how they progressed as characters.  Roran?  He was portrayed as a simple man from the start who wanted nothing more than to retire with his family to his farm, and that is exactly what happened.  Murtagh?  He left the story up to interpretation.  I can go on and on with every other element of the story at the end that fit PERFECTLY into the masterpiece that CP wove for the first three books of the series.  And nah, you probably shouldn’t call me chris.  Pretty sure last I checked my name is actually Brian, and that for whatever reason a lot of you are taking a rather aggressive approach against nothing.  It’s like leaving things up for interpretation in a book or series has become illegal . . .

        • gildedlily

          I hope … & Seiryu kicks your ass Brian!

          • Brian

            . . . . right.  It’s the internet buddy.  Why would I be afraid of anyone kicking my ass?  Trust me, that is the least of my worries.  Also, I posted my opinion.  Clearly for whatever reason, it is frowned upon that this book was actually . . . and shocking revelation here . . . a GOOD book.  I know, crazy idea, right?  I’m just confused as to what has gotten so many of you completely wound up about the book.  I’m truly confused

          • We wanted more, period.  We followed his books for for over a decade, he told us this would be the end. I dont want to hear he will come back to it later, I paid for right now.  I dont regret waiting for the first 3 books, they were brilliant, but I waited 3 1/2 years for this book which had the potential to be the BEST OF THEM ALL! And he blew it.  I expected more of him, and we deserved better. That’s why this has gotten me wound up.

      • Anonymous

        okay “brian”. or should we call you “chris”
        Interesting ..

    • Brian

      Interesting that when confronted with why the book was so “horrid,” these accusers seemingly vanish into thin air.  As previously mentioned, to each his own . . .

  • Desirea Yardley

    OK I was mad at the ending like some of y’all. However, what I am most mad for is the death of Carn. It seem a low blow to do that to Roran and of all the characters to kill off he seem pretty unlikely.

    I wish we could of seen more of Katrina Daughter Ismra and Hoarst daughter Hope. I hate how Eragon never going to actually wathc them grow up. I mean come on Ismra is his niece and Hope owes him her life,]. I think they would of like the chance to get to know him.

    • Brian

      While I kind of get it, I felt that the death of Carn simply helped to establish a deeper personal connection with Roran, building off the storyline from the previous two books.  It isn’t like Carn was a huge character, and it really affected Roran no more than the death of Delwin in the seige of Ilirea.  Just my opinion.  I can see what you mean about the two young children, but the problem is that both are far too young to play any major role in this storyline without some major interference.  Intriguing characters to look into if the storyline was ever taken farther, but I think it was simply left up to the power of thought.

  • HeartsHeart

    “Inheritance” Has Biggest First Day Sale of the Year!
    ~ Everyone who found this book to be unfullfilling should return it back to where they bought it and get everyone they know that feels the same way to do the same thing so that the newest headline about Inheritance will be: “Inheritance” Has Biggest book return-back Day of the Year! Shows fan dissaprovement of book; C. Paolini immediately fires editing staff afterwards, blames them for the immense fan displeasurement of the final book and vows to re-write an official Inheritance alternate to be named: True Inheritance. C. Paolini also plans to review all fan discussion from the Shurtugal website to in C. P.’s words: “gain a better understanding of what the fans really want so that I can bring that to them”.  As a full-time author C. Paolini plans on foregoing any plans about writing sci-fi or other series-novel books so that he can devote all the time necessary to bring a proper product of the Inheritance book back onto the store bookshelves. Release date set at the moment is unknown but  Mr. Paolini has officially bounded himself this morning prior to this news release that he will have the book officially ready before Summer 2013. With this news, let us all celöbra du agaetí sem thornessa yawë waíse néiat jierda.  
    Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass!
     
     
    Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass!
     

    • Dom_modmod

      where was this… TELL ME!! I MUST KNOW… please 

      • HeartsHeart

        LOL! I Maade it up as a “scenario” that could happen if we all returned the last book at the same time. lol

        • Nickelodeon97

          That might work!! Haha if everyone returned the book than C.P will get a surprise hit on his bank account that he doesn’t have 10 million anymore or however much he has than he’ll have to write another book as fast as he can so that he can pay his bills. Whut whut!

          • Dom_modmod

            how about on the 19 november

          • Nickelodeon97

            hahLol seriouss?? Why the 19th of November?

          • Fallon

            This is a good post, really, one of the few that got me really chuckling but returning your books won’t work & I’ll tell you why. First, in order for what HeartsHeart wrote to happen, all the books would have to be returned on a mass scale probably about 75-80% of the scale that bought it. That means 75-80% of those people that bought it & were talking hundreds of thousands here would have to be dissatisfied enough of this Book to take the time to go back and return it, moreso this massive amount would have to all agree in unison to return it on that speciic day and actually follow through and how anybody would reach that massive amount of people if they are even out there and arrange a bring back Inheritance book day would be the hardest most impossible part of all. AND to do it in less than a week would be a miracle. One or two is not going to have any effect on CP’s bank account or even make any ripples in
            the water. Sorry to break it to you guys.

    • Dom_modmod

      is this legit or speculation

    • Dom_modmod

      ok the third time i read it through i realised it was all rubbish…:( you got my hopes up

    • Brian

      Right . . . or you could be thrilled with the stellar work CP already put out, seeings as it was actually a really good book with a wonderful storyline and plot throughout.  But . . . keep hating . . .

  • Dulan-

    “An epic romance is in your future, extraordinary, as the moon indicates—for that is a magical symbol—and strong enough to outlast empires. I cannot say if this passion will end happily, but your love is of noble birth and heritage. She is powerful, wise, and beautiful beyond compare.”That was Angela’s prophecy. WHY WHY WHY, I CANT LIVE MY LIFEI NEED ERAGON AND ARYA TO MAKE LOVEWHERE WAS THIS EPIC ROMANCE
    guys, please tell me
    is there any chance they will meet each other again

  • Kirstyn Powers

    WHO CARES ABOUT PROPHECIES! It’s not like it can bound a person to it (like a true name) more than what the person beleives. Eragon still and always did have the freedom to choose his fate…the story didn’t have to follow what Angela saw, it would’ve been better if it didn’t as a twist to the finale.BAHHH! Inheritance. I don’t even care anymore about what happens now. Waited forever for this book. #dissapointed

  • Freshprinceoflv

    Wow I am disappointed with that overly lame ending. That by far was not what i expected I had high hopes after eldest and brisngr was so amazing. Here were my issues

    Roran should have been king. Right when they mentioned him my heart jumped. We been thru hell and back with Roran and he did the impossible multiple times without the help of a dragon or magic. He deserves to be king and their excuse was he had no experience but give it to a young woman who was in charge of the Varden for what 2 years tops.

    Angela who was one of my favorite characters had WAY too many unanswered questions. What did she whisper in the high priest ear? And many many more.

    Where in the hell did that belt of Eragons go? I think Angela has it to be honest

    How did Roran scare the guards outside of the Auroghs?? I dont get it

    That the ending your going to give murtaugh? Really you should have just killed him off if his ending was going to be that lame

    And all the unfinished love connections Nausuda and Murtagh had something going on. And after 4 books Eragon should have tapped Arya at least once.

    CP i love this series and i feel you ended it horribly. I would have waited another 2 years for a better story.

    • Shruikan4Ever

      Somebody should tap you with a baseball bat. …At least once.

  • BelothIsAroundMyWaist

    It’s still better than the Stupid Eragon Movie that’s all I’m going to say.

    • Dom_modmod

      i never even got past half way… walked out 

  • JD Muckenfusser

    Wow.. that was one serious read.  Im glad I took my time with it.
    We’ve been told since book one that Arya and Eragon cant be together. Shes a hundred years +- older than him. I think them sharing their true names far more important than shacking up.

    Im so happy that  Big Blue got to sluff off at the ending with her new boy toy. I think shes worked hard enough to deserve some play time. Sheesh, shes been at it since she hatched.

    Lots of things not ended or explained.. leaves a door open. wide I like that.  But I do wish some things were explained.

    Most disappointing thing to me.. Gabby’s death. They go through all this stuff.. get the little dragon marked girl to talk to the big baddie and she cant talk.. duhhhhhh .. I have no idea of a better way to off the boy but… we were told by Glader that it wouldnt be by sword. And Brom did say you gotta think of something he didnt. So, guess it does fit.

    Im giving the final book a strong B+ the first 3 books A – .. and as a series that I truley hope continues even if.. I give the entire series a A- and thats not bad.  Oh Chris!! how about not taking so darn long??? Some of us are getting reallllly old.

    • Jane

      ” Im so happy that  Big Blue got to sluff off at the ending with her new boy toy. I think shes worked hard enough to deserve some play time. Sheesh, shes been at it since she hatched.” [email protected] Muckenfusser.   Go Away!!! 

      • GildedFlower

        These are the types of comments CP subjects us the fans to as a result of his lacklustre writing of Inheritance.

  • WERECAT313

    WHAT?!!? I Just finished reading the book! What kind of ending was that?!?? IMMA BOUT TO BREAK SOME DISHES UP IN HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Brian

      Why?  The ending was a fitting end for the series.  What I can’t get is that some of you are complaining that he left things up to interpretation.  I personally love that more about a book than anything else, when an author allows my imagination to do as it will.  The ending was fine, the book was stellar, and I’m not really sure why so many of you are complaining.

  • Mellisa

    Are any of the fans comments (good & haters) going to even get anywhere beyond this page? Like to CP or his Editors? /…… Because it should…

  • Anonymous

    Here is the thing .. After reading everyone’s this-is-how-it-should-have-been theory i am forced to agree that this was indeed a really good plot .. Angela did mention that the love of his life (Eragons) was going to break his heart now , didnt she ? So it all makes sense ..

    • Dom_modmod

      when and where did she say this.?

      • MurrrEragon

        Dude do you got a book that I don’t know about?? @Arkeo

        • Jamie75

          I don’t recall such a thing being said…

      • Anonymous

        Sorry if i’m wrong , but i thought she said something like that in Eragon ( when predicting his future) .. And someone did mention it in the comments ..

        • Dom_modmod

          Angela said that she could not tell that his romance would end happily or not…. never said that it would break his heart

  • guest

    I spent a large part of my childhood reading these books and i am not satisfied with the ending. i really don’t care how long it would take but i just want another book to properly wrap up the loose ends.

  • BelothIsAroundMyWaist

    Well CP was probably going to school while he was writing this book..I’m surpirsed to see that there wasn’t any Chem101 typos in any of the pages.

    • Anonymous

      Christopher was homeschooled. He is now 27 and is a full time author.
      He also has an incredible editor, Michelle Frey. If there were any mistakes she would correct them.

      • BelothIsAroundMyWaist

        She should’ve corrected all the mistakes that were found by all the fans on this site.

        • LOL, Thank YOU!  The fact that WE are the ones finding all of these mistakes makes you wonder where CP and Michelle Frey’s heads were. not in the book if u ask me. either make it the longest book he ever wanted to write(MAKE IT GOOD) or say “Im no longer speculating how many books there will be, Im going with the flow and am going to give the story the best possible books for my fans to love for eternity.”  I wanted to be able to give this series to my future kids, but this one book is making it so difficult.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think there were any ‘mistakes’ in the book; spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc. The fans (myself included) were not pleased with the way the plot turned out. If Christopher and Michelle were happy with the plot, then technically there were no ‘mistakes’.

          • Fp

            Actually there were some, but not nearly as much in his past works so it doesn’t surprise me that lots of others didn’t catch it.

  • snoop

    what happened to talking about eragon 1 and bid daum. and also i believe that CP left the series open for another book

  • Davidtate

    I think I can sum-up how I feel about this book – 

    Writing wise, it is CP’s best. You can certainly sense the maturity he has gained with age. The dialogue is better than any of the other books, and his descriptions are amazing. 

    Despite these positives, I believe there are two major flaws – 
    A cruel, thoughtless, and unnecessarily sad ending, both to Eragon and Arya’s relationship, and to the series in general. Eragon’s reasons for leaving were weak, but Arya’s reasons for staying were…weaker, to put it lightly. Even so, I thought the ending was touching, in a weird sort of way.

    Secondly, too many interesting and crucial plot points were left unexplained. The Menoa Tree, Tenga…the list goes on and on. 

    However, if CP writes a future installment (book 5) wrapping up all the plot lines and allowing a more satisfactory conclusion to Eragon and Arya’s relationship, my opinion would drastically change. If we find out that  Eragon is somehow able to eventually return to Alagaesia, I think Inheritance would shine as the best book out of the Cycle. 

    TL;DR Inheritance would be amazing if CP writes a fifth book. 

    Please let me know if you agree. 🙂

    • yes there is so much left unfinished! to be honest, i was pretty disappointed with the ending. to much left unsaid, and it seems that he just couldn’t be bothered. saphira hardly said anything in the last few chapters. if his true named revealed how much he loved arya then he wouldn’t have been able to leave her. if he doesn’t write another book, he will be letting down a lot of people.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. Christopher has definitely matured in his writing style. And yes, too many plot points were left loose. But, I think this was to be expected. Really this is only his ‘first’ book with an ending. And he has stated that he would like to return to Alagaesia. By leaving these loose plot points he has given himself footholds wherever he would like to start. Tenga, the Menoa Tree, Roran, the Dwarves, the Urgals, the Werecats, Murtagh, Nasuada, Orrin, Arya, Eragon, Angela, the two random women, etc. I also agree that a book 5 is needed to complete the series.

  • I listened to the audiobook, there is an interview between CP and his Editor Michelle Fry at the end. CP said that there was a time when he was struggling with his writing. And that he would only get through a page a day. He didn’t describe what the problem was, but he said that he changed his writing process and began to feel good about writing and started churning out 15 pages a day. 1500% improvement lol.
    The audiobook was enjoyable. Worth a listen. Gerrard Doyle (the narrator) does a great job. And they played some soft music at the end which made it hard not to tear up. 

    • Anjileigh

      I agree that Gerrard Doyle does has done an absolutely fabulous job on all the previous Inheritance Cycle books (haven’t listened to Inheritance yet).  I think he was one of the reasons we loved the series so much!

  • BEit

    You all do know that the two ladys that saved Roman during the battle are the same ones that Angela cast the bones for right? I mean the descriptions were exactly alike in Brisingr. Just makin sure. Seemed like some people were confused.

  • D. Johnson

    I just finished the book this morning and although I was slightly disappointed, I still love these books. The only thing I thought was weird was that Galbatorix died with 100+ pages left in the book. I know that he had to tie up some loose ends, but I still expected him to survive until the last few chapters.

    • D. Johnson

      Also, I thought that Angela was going to be Eragon’s mother.

  • Connor Buel

    This is a comment by AxE Forever on inheritance forums that hopefully holds a lot of truth!!Hey, I really understand the ending now. I talked to a couple of the managers of shurtugal website and they both agreed. In book 4, the epic romance was just beginning. Arya finally showed her feelings for Eragon and this was the beginning. The “heart” of the romance is meant to be after Eragon leaves to who knows where. Eragon and Arya are separated by distance but as Angela said, their love will be strong enough to outlast empires. In other words, it is strong enough to both outlast the distance and the time they will be separated. Their love will NEVER cease. But in order to cause this romance to take place, CP had to have a reason for Arya to stay (she becomes queen). This forces her to stay. She also had a dragon hatch for her, however. The reason CP did this was so that eventually, they would be rejoined. Arya cannot leave now because Alagaesia is not yet in a time of real peace. There are too many things that need to be done. The dragon CP provided her with gives her the means to rejoin Eragon in the future. This is his real intent. It is also entirely possible that Eragons true name could change again which might let him return to her or the name of Alagaesia would be changed which would also let him return. So basically, regardless of whether CP writes a fifth book or not, we can be about 90% certain that they will join each other in the future. CP stated on twitter that Eragons and Aryas stories would continue. This is what he meant. The epic romance is just beginning.

    • Littlee62

      i like this explanation a lot. thanks 

    • Anonymous

      What you had just said made me feel real pleased and hopeful again thanks so much!

    • Jared Porter

      When Arya and Eragon are exchanging names at the end, she explicitly states that his name has changed more than once since he left Palancar Valley, and one of the times mentioned is after Angela’s telling. Basically his name has already changed, I don’t really think that holds any sway on whether or not he can return.

    • Dulan-

      OH MY GOD DUDE SERIOUSLY I LOVE YOU

      I LOVE YOU
      I LOVE YOU
      I FELT SO SHIT, BUT NOW LIFE IS ALRIGHT

  • OHAITHURR!

    Not sure what you guys are gonna think of this, but I have an idea for a sequel series.

    So it’s around 40 years after the events of Inheritance. The main character of the series would be the daughter of Eragon and Arya (so they did eventually get together). She’s around 17 years old or so.

    Anyways, when Eragon’s daughter turns 17, Alagaesia is invaded by a powerful army. This army is led by a shade dragon rider. Eragon hears this, and returns to Alagaesia. He and Arya go to confront the army, but are killed by the shade. All the other riders are killed, with the exception of Murtagh. Glaedr’s eldunari survives as well.

    Eragon’s daughter is devastated and seeks revenge, but has no hope of defeating the powerful army now sweeping through Alagaesia. However, a dragon egg hatches for her, and she sets out to find a teacher so she can destroy the shade rider and his army.

    Eventually, Eragon’s daughter finds Murtagh, Thorn, and Glaedr, and is educated in magic and the art of being a rider. Murtagh is surprised at how powerful she is and how fast she learns (this is partly because she is an elf child). She then leads a powerful attack on the shade and his army, and after a series of battles, drives them out of Alagaesia.

    I was thinking that maybe Roran and Nasuada could be involved in the storyline too somehow.

    • I like the idea of the sequel series to be set about 40 years after Inheritance

      Although I would much rather have the main character be a novice rider who is apprenticed to Murtagh who rejoined the riders and is having to deal with all the negative opinions of him.

      And since he already established him as a jerk, CP should keep Orrin in as a sort of usurper to the throne who attempts a coup against Nasuada.

      This way we get to see how riders are trained and have him have friends who are Urgal/Dwarf riders to see how they fit it. I would love to see Eragon as sort of a brooding and grim character who spends most of his time aloof or contemplating, like he’s changed ever since he became Lord of the Riders.

    • a shade could never be a dragon rider. they’re not part of the spell that binds them. so this is not plausible. 

    • Forest Singer

      Seems exactly like the Inheritance cycle where:

      – Evil Shade rider is Galby
      – Murtagh and Thorn are Oromis and Glaedr
      – Daughter is Eragon
      – Parent killed is Brom

  • Gustavus

    I’m not one for the whole “reading” thing, but the Inheritance Cycle are pretty much the only books I’ve ever actually read, and I know why. I’m honestly emotionally upset about the ending with Arya and Eragon. Not even a kiss? That would have made the story so much more appealing overall. I feel that Christopher thought to himself, “Hmmm, how can I upset all of my readers who have read my three thousand pages of text on the very last page?” And that’s what he came up with. I can’t get over the fact that I am upset over a book, either. All in all, the book and the cycle as a whole were very good. Still pissed about Arya and Eragon.. I’d be happy paying another $15 for an additional 3 pages of text that shows Eragon flying back to Arya giving her a kiss and then leaving. I hate you, Chris.

    • Gustavus

      …but seriously, he killed Galbatorix, what girl wouldn’t want his nuts?

      Chris Pao is the devil.

  • love

    The prologue… UGH! He starts almost every paragraph with “And” or “Then”!

  • Chelseaman45

    biggest cop-out ending ever.
    paolini just got lazy :/

    • Naegling

      Agreed bud

      • Rick

        Stop complaining, he’ll make another book.

        • H8ter

          we waited 3-4 years 4 this book, there should not have been so many errors in it, no matter who was responsible for the mistakes, be it the editors or paolini, i have no intention of waiting another 3-4, or probably longer due to his other “interests”, for another disappointment.

          • Gustavus

            I couldn’t agree more. Christopher Paolini has completely lost me as a fan. I will not buy another book by him unless the description says something along the lines of, “I admit, I completely phoned in the last book, here’s what should have happened between Eragon and Arya.”

  • Rosie.P

    First off, we’re all fans here whether we loved the last book or not. Everyone on here knocking down those people for saying they hated thtis last book shouldn’t bc every fan on here has a right to say their own opinion or how they feel about thhe book (some waited over 8 years for this, seriously, wtf how many things do u actually wait 8 yrs for?) so well whether good or bad their opinion is still valuable (except for Ching Wu)

  • Loved IT BUT. Like every alien movie out there I needed to know more. Tell me whats to the lands of the east. Explain to me where the tablet with the name of names came from. Murtagh what of him? Orrin didn’t seem to content does he revolt? I know there is never a resolving peace in real life but I just want to know more of this fantasy. Can’t you satisfy our hunger Christopher? It tis you he gave me this hunger, please fulfill it.

    • Jordanallen14

      im with you here I feel its to soon to leave eragon and his story.

  • Dswisher96

    ok why could eragon not have just cured vroengard of its evil poisons with the name of all names and raised the dragons there?  there was plenty of room in the old order for all of the adult dragons, why not now?  Or he could have used the Beirland islands and nasuada could have offered Orrin some other land.  Also, what of the ra’zac?  I also believe their were some places on the map that were unneccessary to place on the map, unless he plans on using them at a later date.  But CP was very clever to stop the map from going any farther east, as to leave eragons whereabouts unknown.  Overall, a good story!

    • Could not agree with you more on your first statement, seriously, was this not that well thought out?  There are to many open ends. What about the ability to suck the life out of beings that oromis taught him, I did not see that anywhere in this book?  That ability alone, if he taught it to a trustworthy elf or host of elves, would have made almost all of the battles go so much smoother. Eragon may have problems with using this ability, but the elves would do it for the sake of the end of galby.  All in all, the first 3 books were excellent, probably my favorite trio of books ever, been reading since my 6th grade, now im 17 and a senior, the 4th will go down forever as a straight up FAIL compared to the others IMO.
      H8ter out

      P.S. I really hope that he rebounds from this, my h8te for this book only shows my love for the series, as well as everyone’s h8te/love relationship

      • KidGalby

        Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • I disagree about being plenty of room. Theses are wild dragons, Saphira can travel half the empire in one day. You’d have to expect the wild dragons to do the same. That island is too small. 

  • Peasant77

    I am so upset about Arya and Eragon’s nonexistent romance. Ok, had to get that out. I just finished and I feel like CP has no respect for romance: Eragon and Arya, Saphira and Fernin, Murtagh and Nasuada, even Brom and Selena. Every romantic involvement in these books has been a let down.
    Despite the lack of love and the numerous loose ends (Tenga, his belt, the random lady, moon eating, and the fact that Arya and Eragon weren’t ever gonna see each other for some dumb reason) I found this a reasonably great ending to the Inheritance cycle I have known all my life.
    As a senior in high school, I feel like now that these books are over, a piece of my childhood went with them, and will always love these books, despite the heartache withEragon/Arya situation. As you can tell, I am a hopeless romantic and feel that the Romeo and Juliet effect wasn’t necessary. And neither was the fate of Murthagh and Nasuada, whom I found cute together! I just feel that the amazing Eragon was cheated into a more epic ending; Rorans was more to my liking.
    Despite all that. I absolutely loved this book, the cycle, and Chris himself. I just will secretly think that E+A sneak off together all the time, ignoring their duties once and a while. I also want to know what becomes of Murtagh and Tenga, and especially the random saviours of Roran. Thanks for reading.
    Comment soon <3

    • Pastewart1

      i have to agree with you. there was a lot that was left just hanging! like the random woman that eragon saw nasuada talking to in book 2! what of her and her daughter! that was never touched on again!

      • Rebekka

        They were in the 4th book, but only briefly. During the fight in Uru’baen, the older of the two woman helps Roran with some of the soldiers and her daughter is mentions being seen behind her, then just disappears.

  • Idk how I feel about the end of the book quite yet. I read it faster than any other book I’ve owned. Until I read it again, I’m probably still not going to be able to determine how I feel… I’m not too pleased with Urgals and Dwarves being riders now… I’m also disappointed about the lack of Tenga, and for that matter, the fact that Angela still played a slightly smaller roll than I thought she would. I am also wondering why no werecats have chosen to follow Eragon and Saphira into the unknown regions of Alagasia. I mean, really? They follow and establish themselves with the figure heads that shape Alagasia. Why wouldn’t one chose to align themselves with Eragon and Saphira? And even though I knew Firnen wouldn’t play a large role in the books, I feel that he and Saphira grew far too attached far too fast. I know there had been a limited time, and that CP had to compress everything into a few chapters towards the end, or it never would have worked… Maybe we will understand in the future? Who knows. 

    I feel a void that Eragon himself described as the Dwarves, Elves, Urgals, and Werecats left Illeria. Empty-ness knowing that these tales have come to an end…

    • I thought that Firnen and Saphira behaved like dragons. Why would a dragon have a long lasting relationship? Dragons are rather vain, so all they really care about in a mate is looks strength and power. I think that Arya and Eragons love which they each feel through their bond would have also been part of there quick relationship. 
      Although Firnen did not seem fierce enough for Saphira in my opinion. 

  • Eddy Alberto Barrientos Guzmán

    I feel sad because it will take a while if we ever get a new book that continue the story… I liked it and I guess many parts… but the end… maybe christopher can tell us more of the future of Eragon, I wanted so much to know wheter Arya and Eragon will be together, the new riders and the dragons

  • Mgoetz212

    I just finished and for all you people that are complaining then u have some issues. This was such a good book with a great ending and a great story. You cant say that the part where eragon and arya share their names didnt make u happy. Or that all of the other momentous parts didnt make you happy. Who cares if they didnt state some thing, this book was a fantastic conclusion.

    • Epic Romance

      boo that man, boo that man, boo

  • <3

    im sad <3

  • Melodia

    Do a lot of people still hate Nasuada?
    Cuz I think she’s awesome.
    POWERFUL WOMEN RULE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • <3

    I loved the book my one problem with it Eragon and Arya not being together but i agree with people when they say they are still younge and have years for Eragon <3 Arya to happen

    • firesword 52

      i think she will give up her queen ship after the elfs start to prosper again and join him

  • Sophieeee (:

    Was a bit disappointed that Eragon and Arya didn’t get together but ahh well. Loved Firnen and finally speaking with Thorn ;D Hoped there would be more development on the whole ‘Arya being accused of stealing a child?’ but other than that, really impressed ;D So much love for Roran it’s unreal :L 

  • <3

    🙁 Eragon + Arya <3

  • KenziiRoz

    anyone else a little disappointed with the ending? Paolini I DEMAND EXPLANATION!!!! lol

  • hoke

    Tenga stole the belt of Beloth the Wise and recovered Naegling from Gilead. He then summons spirits to purposely make himself into a shade after he realized that Eragon knows the true name of magic (before he did) in order to defeat him. With his enormous power source and rider sword this new shade becomes the Unnamed Shadow from the complete guide to alagaesia. Thoughts anyone???

    • Gledihall

      @hoke: nice

    • kobe

      i totally agree!

  • edocsil

    I would say that it was not all that I was hoping for.. Needed more dragons and less Nasuada and Roaran..

    • Garrett Downard

      I would liked to have seen more chapters from Saphira’s perspective (the book only had 1).  I would also have liked more Saphira/Eragon interaction.  It felt like there was less of this in Inheritence than in the other three novels.

      • Great point. I so wish CP didn’t leave too many loopholes, unless to make some sort of sequel or spin off/addition to fix up the endings in Inheritance

  • Mcase19

    lol, when i realized that galbatorix wanted nasuada to be the green rider, i wondered, hmmm…. does he have any brightsteel spoons in his treasur hold?

    • Mcase19

      and also, who else found the attack and capture of aroughs extremely confusing?

      • Valbrandr9

        And irrelevant? Yeah, me.

  • Insanesurfer21

    quick question, i seem to remmember a scen in one of the books where Eragon sees himself leaving allegasia forever, but has a companion with him and two dratgons flying overhead. ive been looking through the books to find this part again but i havent found it yet. am i going crazy or does a scene like this exist?

    • Robdebob

      yes its a dream he has

    • Mcase19

      he dreams it in the first book after garrow dies. i think that cp changed the man screaming on the beach bit some, because i dont see why roran had to scream. eragon will most likely come back, if you disagree with me, see my comment on the fine gentleman below.

    • Eric Hanson

      In the beginning of one of the first chapters of Eragon

    • Garrett Downard

      It is early in Eragon.  I think it is when he’s in Terim, but it might be earlier.  Perhaps even when he leaves Yazuac.  However, it is definitely before he begins dreaming about Arya.

    • firesword 52

      i think it was at the end at the river he just did not go into it

    • terrorstorm

      it was in eragon when he is dragging garrow to carvahall. Not sure what chapter though.

    • Dom_modmod

      pg 81 of eragon. chapter name is deathwatch
      first paragraph

  • Insanesurfer21

    normally, i dont comment on books; however, i, like many other people, have been waiting a long time for this book so… here are my thoughts.

    i was disappointed. the book was an overall good read, but too many things were left unsaid. (loopholes if you will)

    for one, the belt that was lost in Dras Leona? i cant imagine that it just disappeared and with all of Eragons power, he couldnt find it? (dooubtfull)

    second, the monoa tree? she said she would take something from Eragon yet when he returned tot he tree to fullfill his promise, the tree was amused? im guessing nothing was taken from him at all and if not, then why bother introducing that part in the book? (pointless)

    third, who was the random women that appeared just in the nick of time to save Roran during the seige of Urubaen? why bother introducing some random women fallowed by a couple kids when you could have made it a little more realistic by having an elf or something help out? (pointless)

    a couple other thoughts…

    i get it that many poeple wish the “Angella mystery” was answered; however, i kind of liked the whole mysteriousness to her. the explain her would have taken too long and it would have taken away from her character.

    now the the piece that i hear the most complaints about… Arya and Eragon. well, i, like many other people, was dissapointed with that ending. i understand that because of the queens death, Arya had to take up the title. it was her duty and to do anything less would have been out of character for her. (remember, she swore to serve her race when she was very young and she was allways been about duty and responsibility) so in that essence, i get it; however, why kill off the queen?

    if the queen hadnt been killed off, then Arya would have been a dragon rider and she would have been required to go with Eragon as she sould have because shes a dragon rider. no other leader of their species has a dragon, so why Arya? it sets themselves above the other races and since Paolini’s whole reason for making Eragin leave Allegasia was to keep things equel among all races, he did a horrible job showing it. unless, Arya later gives up her throne and joins the rest of the riders? i doubt that will happen, but it would make sense if we were fallowing Paolinis line of logic.

    also, i dont understand why Angellas words had so much power over Eragon. i understand that Eragin needed to leave in order to rebuild the Dragon Riders, but why say he’ll never return? it makes sense to leave but to never return is pointless, unless Paolini was sending a message that love always fails? thats what i got from it. a deep love that he will never have? lol, makes you wonder what inspired that kind of spite out of Paolini.

    also, if Eragin can never return, then why can the other dragons and riders? and if they cant, then whats the point of rebuilding the order? their purpose it to serve, but who will they serve if they stay in an area where no other living thing lives? kinda pointless if you ask me.

    nope, it would have made more sense if Arya, having become a dragon rider, left with the rest of them. then we could have seen that “epic” romance Angella had spoken about and all would have been good.

    as for those people who believe he’ll write a fifth book… it probably wont happen. even though there were a lot of loose ends and the ending with Arya disappointed just about everyone, i highly doubt there will be a sequel and if there is, i doubt it will anser any of the questions we all have or even address the Arya/Eragon issue. if a sequel arises, it will most likelt be set in the “far-away” land they left for.

    so… all in all, quite a disappointment.

    • Insanesurfer21

      btw, for all of you who really liked this series and enjoy readin fantasy novels, i highly suggest reading the Wheel of Time series!! its my favorite. more action, more realistic and indepth characters, a more interesting view of magic, and a far better read. the series isnt finished yet. the last book comes out next year some time and will be finished by Brandon Sanderson, due to the fact that Robert Jordan, the series original author, died a couple years back.

      i guarantee that you will fall in love with this series!! happy reading!!

      • Mcase19

        i might read it, but i generally distrust book series where the original author does not continue or complete the series. ex: hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.

        • Garrett Downard

          Dune is fairly good…

          And clearly influenced CP…

        • Insanesurfer21

          as do i, but in this case, Robert Jordan left detailed notes on how the book should end and he even wrote the entire ending of the book. he knew he was going ot die for a while so he made sure his legacy wasnt tarnished.

    • Garrett Downard

      The two women that saved Roran were the same two women that Angela cast the knucklebones for in Brisingr.

      • looseends

        yeah but who is she and whats the point of having here in the story?

        • Christopher said they had a story of their own and I’m guessing this is one of the stories that he will write about in the future.

    • Garrett Downard

      Also, Eragon said he’ll never return because he will likely be far too busy training the other dragons and dragon riders.  I don’t know if the wild dragons will be trained, but there are 26 (28?) eggs destined to be bonded to riders.  Glaedr and Oromis stated that a rider’s training traditionally took years, sometimes decades.  So he will be spending likely the next two centuries rebuilding the Riders.  By then, all of his human associates (Roran, Nasuada, etc) will be dead and buried.  Arya and Orik will still be alive, but he didn’t tell either of these two that he’ll never return; only Roran and Nasuada.  

      As a side note, I think that Arya will give up the throne sometime in the next 1-3 centuries.  She is a rider, and must enter the order.  To do so, she must give up her throne.  So, I see their romance developing in the future, possibly in a future novel (which, by the way, I hope comes sometime in the next 5 years…)

      • teerorstorm

        i think that eragon said to nasuada and roran he wouldd never return  to them only is because that he would never return to alageaisa when nasuada was still ruling or roran still alive. sure arya and orik will be alive but nasuada and roran wont be and thats why he said it to only them. As for the whole arya eragon relationship, they came very close to love on the hill when saphira was testing fernin you could tell because when eragon said he was leaving alageasia to arya she was totally dismayed- almost in tears- so  i think that arya and eragon will get together in future, after roran and nasuada have died.

    • Mcase19

      all those loose ends are footholds for when CP inevitably returns to alegesia.

      on your other points, i think he can return for as long as he wants, so long as he dies outside of the country, or even in the country if it is no longer called alegesia. because he will have, at some point left the country and never returned. it doesent specify how long he was outside the country at all. so he can go back and forth from rider headquarters of the future as much as he wants, so long as he leaves and dies before he comes back at some point.

      izlanzadi died because she was a horrible…. i cant say it on this website.

      • Gustavus

        Oh, he will return. He’ll start writing other books that will end up being garbage, becoming poor, and realize that he shafted his fan base by his ending to Inheritance and realize that he has to add another book to the Cycle in order to make money. I realize he has a lot of money now, but if he lives lavishly, he’ll end up running out like all celebrities do.

      • arhoads76

        As long as he changes a little before he returns then the person who left isn’t returning.

    • Garrett Downard

      As another side note, I agree with you on Arya.  She should have not taken the throne.  Further, the elves should have known better than to ask her to be queen; it was a very selfish move, which is unlike the elves.  Arya’s place, as a rider, is in rebuilding the Riders.  However, being queen she couldn’t have left with Eragon… oh well.

      I also think that if a story was set in the “far away” land, then Arya will be a part.  If there is a legitimate evil afoot, Arya will come as the only other rider (assuming Murtagh/thorn don’t arrive) to help.

    • ???

      Omg i was also wondering about the woman who saved Roran, what was the point of having her there? And why bother to have the belt still missing if it could no longer make much of a difference? And shouldn’t Eragon have been able to find it with his new power?

    • guest

      about the people who saved roran, I think that it was the people that eragon blessed in the third book. He gives a blessing to a mom and daughter and I think that these are the people who help him. If not, then I will be even angrier because then those two characters wouldn’t have any point.

  • I enjoyed the book immensely. I loved the start, the pacing, the fighting. I’ve read a few of these comments that are sad about the end but I think its because you wanted something that didn’t make sense. 

    Eragon Leaving, maybe I’m the only one but I got the feeling that as soon as Eragon learned his true name he knew that he had no place in Alegasia. He went back to the varden to kill Galbatorix but after that he had no desire to stay in Alegasia. Also I think he learned that Arya would never love him the way he wanted. He wanted to tell Arya his true name so soon on arriving back, in desperate a hope to win her heart.

    After galbatorix died he considered long the place for dragons and riders in Alegasia. Perhaps he could have tried to fix Vroengaurd, but I think that would have been too close to Alegasia. I imagine Dragons need a lot of space. In half a day they can travel so far. 

    Eragon was also trying to balance the power of magic in the land. Eragon, and the dragons as Roran said are gods to the average person and it is unfair for one person or dragon to be so much more powerful than everyone else. This relies on the good will of the elves. 

    I thought for a while it was odd that Arya and all of the elves did not leave with Eragon. Elves love dragons right. I really thought that’s how it would end. All the magical creatures would leave alegasia ( elves, dragons, eragon ) to make life fairer for the humans and dwarves. But I suppose the elves are so attached to the forest they cant leave. Which leads to an amazing book 5 in which the riders return to destroy the elves who are trying to take over the world. 

    To me Eragon’s reasons make sense. Arya is the real confusion to me, I can’t see a reason for her not to leave too. Other than to her leaving would be following her heart, and not doing her duty, and perhaps that would change who she was, and she did not think Eragon worth it. I’d like to think in 100 years from now she will choose to retire from her post and join Eragon. Eragon is still quite young.

    The only question I have is : What did the tree take from eragon, a kidney. or a place in alegasia, or his dinner?

    The one thing I would like to have seen but did not: Jeod flying on saphira. It would have been a nice scene, heck everyone else had a go. 

    The one thing I did not care about at all: The seven words brom told eragon. I don’t care they were words that could help eragon survive, they were not a secret weapon. Maybe they made a good tea. who cares he knows the name of the language. He could do anything.

  • Vikingsfreak96

    the trilogy was amazing.  too bad this book had to ruin it.

  • guest

    i dont know about anyone else, but i want to read a book about murtagh and thorn after they left…

  • inheritance<3

    i loved it… this book was definitley one of the most emotional and wonderful books i have ever read. i just want to thank CP soooo much for writing such amazing books
    atra esterni ono thelduin

  • Vazdawg

    so here are the things that went unanswered;

    1-the two ladies that received blessings from Angela in Brisingr
    2- Tenga3- Angela; who is she realy? What is her business in alagaesia?
    4- True names & ancient languageBasically, the aforementioned seem like strong enough plot points to base another series or some Eragon spin-off in the near future. But TBH I had hoped that Paolini would’ve  wrapped these themes up. I guess I understand that the story did not have an all out happy ending because the task of nation building is no small feat, still, come on.. it was too morbid an end to a damn awesome story….any one else agree?

    • GEE

      the two ladies were in the book actually they helped save rorans life in the final battle

      • Vazdawg

        yeh but their purpose wasnt really clear.. i mean.. they cant have just been in the book for the 2 paragraphs that required them to save roran’s life.. seems like a waste of a huge build up

      • Vazdawg

        yeh but their purpose wasnt really clear.. i mean.. they cant have just been in the book for the 2 paragraphs that required them to save roran’s life.. seems like a waste of a huge build up

  • guest

    Why did Arya have to become queen of the elves? i mean come on, if she didnt she would have gone with eragon and their “epic romance” would have happened.
    Still, i loved the book and i really think there will be another one.
    thanks CP for all the work you have put inot all these.

    • Guest

      I keep hearing this about the epic romance, but people really!!!????? Angela said that his romance wouldn’t necessarily be one that ends happy. If Im not mistaken she said that she would break his heart. Also, If you love someone for a long time believe me its an epic romance, even if its a one sided one. That being said these to people will live probably forever who’s to say that they wont eventually get together. Paolini stated in the interview with his editor that he laid the ground work for at least two sequels you will just have to wait for 5 to 10 years. He wants to try some new things. I dont want him to fail but nothing is a sure thing in the writing game. People as a whole might not like these other books and when your down about things not turning out the way you want you tend to go back to the sure thing. I said all that to say, if the next books he writes doesnt do well we he will return to this world sooner than expected. One more thing, Ive learned over the years that just because you think you know whats going to happen or what you want to happen in these great movies and books; It doesn’t happen. My advise: Just read the book and enjoy what actually happens and you wont be disappointed. Well at least you wont be to disappointed when what you thought was going to happen didnt. some books are just bad lol!!!!!  

  • Anonymous

    Let me start by saying, I read Eragon for the first time somewhere around 3rd grade. Here we are 9? years later, and I’m 17 years old, a senior in high school. Needless to say a lot has changed in my life, as well as pretty much every one else’s. I have to admit, I wasn’t quite sure how strongly Inheritance would connect. But anyway, I’ll come back to this at the end; here are my first impressions having finished the book.

    I feel like (and this was apparent even from the early excerpts) that Christopher’s writing style has developed very nicely. Descriptions are vivid and fit in to the story well, and dialogue fits in seamlessly with the rest of the story.

    To be blunt, I liked the first half of the book better than the second. I felt like the battles and alliances leading up to Uru Baen provided a beautiful build up to a final conflict with Galbatorix. One of my particular favorites was the tunnel and subsequent capture sequence in Dras-Leona. I felt an emotional connection with the Eragon and Arya that I missed at later points in the story (more on that later).

    I appreciate Christopher’s efforts to keep the Roran storyline alive, however, I felt that it bogged down the story at some points. As others have said before me, Roran’s ability lead soldiers and stay alive through shear luck started to loose it’s originality and appeal as the story wore on. 

    Another side note, the soldiers that can’t feel pain was cool the first time in Brisingr. It was sort of an annoying side note in Inheritance.

    I particularly enjoyed Eragon and Arya’s sparring session; it reminded me of the veiled tension between them that was apparent in the first three books. Although for me, that scene didn’t reach the intimate yet tense moments of the sparring session in Eragon. 

    Side note #3 (for those of you keeping count), I liked the increased role of the werecats, however I would have liked to have seen them play a more pivotal role.

    Also, after having read about half the book, I started to wonder where the green dragon was. In books 1, 2, and 3 the dragon on the cover played a pivotal role in the story. The green egg hatching for Arya at the very end of the book seemed to me like a disappointing waste of an opportunity. In my opinion, I would have liked to have seen the final showdown end up with Eragon and Arya both with their dragons fighting Galbatorix. I loved the way Brisingr ended, it left us with Arya and Eragon having just killed a shade together for the second time, and at that point I saw the hint of mutual feelings from Arya. For me, it was disappointing that this subtly sort of fizzled for most of the book rather than building up throughout.

    I’m reasonably pleased with the way the Vroengard/Vault of Souls thing worked out, although I didn’t get the sense of power I felt I should from Eragon’s Elundari after the initial scene where they broke in to his mind. 

    I thought the whole Nasuada thing was an interesting addition to the story, but at the same time I found it annoying that Eragon repeatedly failed to best Murtagh. I would have preferred to see them fight out some epic batter of magic and swordsmanship before confronting Galbatorix. As I write this, I’m starting to feel like I wished the final battle with Galbatorix had been Eragon, Arya, and Murtagh all with their dragons fighting Galbatroix.

    Wishful thinking, no?

    If what I’ve written so far hasn’t made it clear already, I didn’t really like the way Eragon killed Galbatorix. That whole event seemed somewhat contrived. Break in to the castle, pass the series of traps, and then have Galbatroix manhandle him like a little kid until Eragon finally came up with a cleaver way to beat him. It should have been a hard won fight, full of sacrifice, fear, and selflessness, and I didn’t get that sense at all. Also, I feel like the true name of the ancient language was something too powerful for anyone to have, I think it detracted from the confrontation with Galbatorix.

    Side note #4: The nuclear explosion/radiation thing was clever, however I think of Eragon’s world as being different from our own, and I didn’t feel like it had a place in Alagasia.

    Before you criticize me for criticizing Inheritance, here this. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. I loved picking up the book that ended the story of Eragon, Saphira, and Arya, the characters I have grown to love over the past decade. I certainly don’t want to take away from Christopher Paolini’s accomplishment of writing such a brillent quartet of books.  I just feel like a lot of people wanted to see certain things happen in book 4 that we didn’t get.

    Which brings me to the ending. First of all, props to Christopher for finding a way to end the series at all. How you end a story that you’ve been writing for a decade is a feat in and of it’s self. Let me first say that I breathed a sigh of relief when Eragon refused the crown, as he said “It would not be right.” I can’t say the same for Arya though. I wanted to see the epic romance foretold by Angela between Eragon and Arya, but it never quite got there. I understand the significance Christopher wanted the exchange of their true names to have, but I have to admit, the deep emotional connection escaped me. 

    There’s something to be said for a kiss.

    A few other loose ends still exist. The only one I really care about were the 7 words in the ancient language that Brom whispered to Eragon as he died. I wanted them to have some significance in the end. Oh well, c’est la vie I guess.

    So this is the end of the Inheritance cycle. The end of a story that many of us grew up with. I for one can say with out a doubt that it helped shape who I am today. It’s hard to believe that this book, literally as well as figuratively is finally closed. I think in ten years I’ll look back at this series a warm sense of nostalgia. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of a community so diverse throughout this series. Remember way back when we were debating what we thought of Eragon’s train-wreck of a confession of his love for Arya in Eldest? I guess when I first read it I didn’t understand the desire to openly confess your feelings for someone. Oh how times have changed. 

    I guess that this is the last we’ll hear of this story, at least for now,
    and it seems wonderfully clichéd yet somewhat appropriate to steal this from Christopher, and end with,

    Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass.
    May your swords stay sharp.

    If you made it to this point, thanks for reading.

    • XxxX

      Thank you sir, for the kindest, most honest review out of these 2000+ comments

      I urge Mike Macauley to read this on one of his podcasts 

      • Anonymous

        It’s really nice to hear that, thank you.

        You made my day.

    • sam i am

      I just finished reading the book :). and i can’t believe that i read all of your post lol.
      I agree with most of what you have to say although for me the first 100 pages weren’t that exciting for me as well as after galby was defeated. but apart from that the book was really good. its kinda sucks that arya and eragon didn’t have a romance.. and also that the green dragon only hatched by the very end. after galby was defeated the book became really boring. but i really enjoyed the book overall it was like a crazy roller coaster ride that didn’t allow me to sleep LOL it was better than brisinger but in my oppinion elsdest is still the best book. what i didn’t like about brisinger was that CP added too much pointless battle scenes with roran, i mean battles are cool and all, and even thou CP made and effort to make the battle scenes exiting they just were annoying to read in my oppinion.
      also what i didn’t enjoy in brisinger that CP did in the end of Inheritance is the redemption scenes were in brisinger eragon gives joed the gold or other pointless boring things like that, the last 100 pages of inheritance were like that which i did not enjoy OVER ALL
      IF YOU DON’T INCLUDE THE FIRST 100 PAGES AND THE LAST 100 PAGES INHERITANCE WAS AMAZING!!! SUPER SUPER GOOD. CP and JK rollings are ammazing writers the difference thou btw them in my oppinion is that JK rollings, from her last book the deathly hollows the best book in the series, is that JK rolling nails the begining and the ending of the book and CP needs to work in his beggining and ending of his book. but in terms for the body both are equily tallented and give you an addicting exitment when you read their books.

      • GEE

        i may add that eragon and eldest were really well writen since the begging and the end especially for eldest were amazing. aswell as the middle which was also super amazing. eldest was an amazing book to read. i beleive the last books CP wrote wern’t as well written because his parents didn’t help him write them and you can tell.

        • kobe

          i really liked the eldest as well, everything about it was amazing

    • Anonymous

      I agree 100%!!!
      I also think that the brith of Roran and Katrina’s child was a bit of a let down. There was so much talk of the kid throughout Inheritance (and the last bit of Brisingr too, if I remember correctly) yet her birth was not documented, she recieved a sentence stating her arrival and name. LAME. And naming it after the grandmother? Roran wanted to give the child a fierce name, yet he named it after a women who fell (potential suicide? couldn’t face living with Sloan?) off a cliff.
      Nasuada’s claim of the throne also bugged me. I didn’t like was how she just ‘gave’ cities to Surda, what if the inhabitants did not want to join Surda? She deals with people as if they have no feelings, which is not right. I also do not like her idea of the compulsory ‘Human Magic Users Club’. I think Eragon is right in saying that for it to work it needs to encompass all of the nations in Alagaesia.
      I did like how Eragon included the Dwarves and Urgals in the ‘Riders spell’, I think that was a good move to make. And I can only imagine what the ‘Urgal Olympics’ will look like, but that too was a good decision.
      I like how Christopher has described things in the books, but I found description surrounding the confrontation of Galbatorix to be lacking. We saw little of Murtagh and Thorn with their true names changing (I think a chapter from his perspective would have fitted in nicely in this scene). We also saw little of Galbatorix’s undoing, I was hoping for a bit more of the ‘flashbacks’ like when Eragon killed Durza, potentially showing some of the riders/dragons deaths at the hands of Galbatorix, as well as other pivotal scenes from The Fall.
      If you were wondering, I did actually enjoy the book. But I don’t think it should have been ‘The End’. I think it left too many things unanswered. I look forward to Christopher’s future books, I will read them all and hope that one day we will get a book five.

      • Haseebrulesalot

        I agree with the flashback galbatorix part. I seriously thought that Shruikan should have had a bigger part in the story. I think that Shruikan should have ended up killing galbatorix. It should have been like eragon making galby understand and then all his connections broke down between the eldunari and Shruikan who then goes to tear galbatorix down and then CP should have made an epic scene how they either taken down or saved him. All throughout the series I hoped for Shruikan to be a HUGE character at the end of the book

        • Neoshinji14

          Well said amd seriously. If u were a massive dragon being hit by two hatchlings. What would you do? I would have flown and burn them all. Shruikandeserved a far more Epic death

    • Garrett Downard

      I hope Paolini commits to a 5th book soon.  While Inheritence is good as a novel, it doesn’t adequately wrap up the overall story (the series).

      • MadPrincess

        NO! No more waiting! I don’t care anymore about what happens to any of the characters anymore! I WAITED LONG ENOUGH Already! I’m Done!   “The Volturi don’t give 2nd chances 😉 keep that in mind! ” (As qoted from Twilight — My new favorite series now since this is spoiled)

    • saphira<3

      i totally agree
      tthough there were flaws in this book i loved it anyways its definitly going to be one of my favorite books
      btw does anyone know a seris thats somewhat similar to inheritance cycle i really need something else to read now

    • Mcase19

      i always thought the seven words brom gave eragon didnt have much significance beyond the fact that they were useful vocabulary, not some secret amazing thing. it had the same significance to me as did the green eggshell in eldest, that is: no significance at all.

    • hey love your points but the radiation wasn’t necessary what you know as radiation. It was magical discharge that just altered things around it. So it was more of a Alegasian radiation.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks everyone for your commets, I really appreciate them all.

  • Arnaud Cayrol

    At the end of the book, who knew the true name of the ancient language ?

    • Anjileigh

      I believe Eragon, Arya, Murtagh and the dragons.

  • Anjileigh

     

    Big Spoiler Alert!!

    OMG!!!  I just got it.
    CP is an absolute GENIUS!!!  The biggest
    plot twist of them all and I didn’t even see it coming!!!!

    Ok, get ready for this……Eragon is not the hero of this
    story, its……RORAN!!!!   He threw me off
    by naming the first book Eragon, but think about it. 

    Who gets almost equal if not more time in the spotlight in
    Inheritance? Roran

    Who do we watch grow from a lowly farmer to a person that
    was even considered for the King of Alagaesia? 
    Roran

    Even the Eldunari said that Roran didn’t need any help from
    them but they pretty much had to babysit Eragon or none of this would have
    happened. 

    CP went into such painstaking detail and description about
    everything that Roran did.  He saved the
    whole town of Carvahal after Eragon flew away. 
    He took a whole city that another captain could not do.  He was the only one who could figure out how
    to kill Lord Barst and he did it using his own massive strength, no spells or
    wards for him!  He even gets the girl,
    and rides off into the sunset (on a dragon no less) to live happily ever after
    in a castle on a hill.  Awww

    Eragon and Saphira were just one of the many subplots.  I think Angela even mixed up some of Eragon’s
    fortune with Roran’s.  Roran was
    definitely the one who had an epic romance that will be talked about for
    centuries.  How he rescued Katrina and
    that he would even take on Galbatorix by himself to keep her safe!  He even somewhat left Alagaesia since he is
    now the Earl of his own country.   It all
    makes sense now!

    So don’t get so emotionally involved with what’s going on or not going on
    with Eragon.  He was just a side
    character and I am surprised that CP didn’t have him killed off.  Maybe that’s the plan, after everything that
    Eragon has gone through and now, being left with nothing but his duty, he is so
    depressed that he kills himself…..

    So basically, the lesson I learned from these stories
    is:  Getting an inheritance and/or
    following in your parent’s footsteps leads to misery and isolation whereas
    working hard and earning your own way gets you happiness and respect.

    Side note:  IMO the
    best way to kill off Lord Barst, since magic couldn’t get through and no one
    could touch him, would have been to have Angela dance up and slice him right in
    half with Tinkledeath.

    • kobe

      hahahaha this was the funniest thing i’ve ever read. i was so sad after reading the book a few days ago and now this just brightened my mood

      • Anjileigh

        Thanks kobe!  I am so glad I could cheer you up!!  I was really down in the dumps after reading Inheritance as well. It wasn’t necessarily because of the way it ended but how we got to the end didn’t make sense.  Eragon leaving forever, Arya becoming Queen when she was a rider and knew the name of the AL (and that no one in Alagaesia seemed to have a problem with it), all didn’t make sense, as well as other things.  So my mind kept churning until it came up with something that did!  LOL

        • kobe

          haha yeah it did cheer me up! and i agree, the entire novel was amazing except the end was rushed and some things didn’t make sense. Arya always said she didn’t want to be queen and how can you have a queen that is essentially all-powerful, it would make perfect sense for her to leave with Eragon. 

          • hoke

            love the name

  • The Shadow in the Sunlight

    The more I think about it after the comment I wrote last night the more I’m thinking to myself that this book is not the end. CP is too good of a writer to leave all these questions unanswered like this. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that these will be addressed in maybe the epilogue that he was talking about or maybe a possible Book 5. (I would love another book!) It just doesn’t seem like him to have 3 years and leave many things unanswered like this!!

    • mitch Delemeester

      Couldn’t agree more!

    • Eric Hanson

      I hope so….If he wrote another book around the same characters, especially Eragon and Arya this book would become a very good book, but as it stands as the last book of the series it does not live up to the Inheritance Cycle standard.

    • Fred

      He DID already say that there were set  ups in Inheritance for possible future books.

    • saphira<3

      he definitly should and he should include something with the epic romance that sorta never happend 🙁

    • saphira<3

      he definitly should and he should include something with the epic romance that sorta never happend 🙁

  • mitch Delemeester

    I think it’s pretty safe to say that, with his ending comments about another book, Paolini showed that he is itching to learn the answers all our unanswered questions just as much as we are.
    I was initially disappointed with what was explained in the book, but if you take for what it  was meant to be, the end of galby and the beginnings of a new era, the book was pretty good.  I would be really sad if Paolini didn’t end up writing another book, but I think that chances are, there will be one more epic journey during which Eragon is able to travel the lands, mostly unhampered by other duties as he was in the 2nd-4th books, and all our qualms will be set at ease.  If not, I’ll probably learn the ancient language and curse his name for all eternity ;p

    That said, my largest disappointment is how predictable the vault of eldunari was.  Oh well, time heals all wounds.

    • mitch Delemeester

      As a side note, the hunting down of all the other Razac would make for a compelling story line I think, and since it was introduced so late in the story, I feel it is highly probable that is the route Paolini will go.

      • Garrett Downard

        Also, as Umaroc told Murtagh, there is an Urgal king in the far north.  That might make a good story.

    • Arya<3

      It wouldn’t have been predictable before Brisingr. Remember book 3 and 4 were supposed to be one?

  • Mightyjarod

    I loved the book but the loose ends at the end were abit to much. Did eragon ecer use broms 7 words? And we still dont know who angela is? I think shes the person that stayed in galby room he had nasuada in. Anythoughts on anything ive said?

    • Argetlam Tre

      Yes the 7 words! And what did the minoa tree take from eragon? What happened to his belt? like huh? good book though :).  Just hope he continues on in Alagaesia through the viewpoint of a NEW rider, growing up under arya and sending him to eragon and learning all these thigns and what not. oh well :p

  • Blodhgarm

    im not talking about everyone but to those people who keep saying ‘chris is going to loose the majority of his fans’ shut up. people have been his fan for 10 years of their lives and just because your narrow minded enough to change your opinion of somebody who has never failed to deliver before so quickly doesnt mean everybody else will. i know he kinda screwed up with the ending but it was still a great book so give him a chance to reprimend himself before you turn your back on him.

    • Forest Singer

      Perhaps he won’t lose fans, but he’ll certainly lose a lot of faith people put in him.

      I mean.. I will of course still read all of his future books. This time though I won’t bother to spend money buying it on the day it comes out, and instead wait to borrow it from my local library.

      Small things, but changes nevertheless.

      I don’t think you can call people ‘narrow-minded’ after following someone for 10 years and then being a bit led down by his final book.

      Though, it’s a difficult position CP is in. The series has been so popular that it was always going to be difficult to create the ‘perfect ending’. So for that, I and am sure many others, completely understand the struggle and stress he actually may have faced over this book.

      With a great series comes a greater burden in producing the right end for everyone.

      Oh – and I’ll still be reading Inheritance for many years to come, but perhaps not so much as I did with Brisingr! (My favorite of the the cycle)

      • Argetlam Tre

        Mine as well 🙂

    • Muter009

      he made us wait for so, so, so long that fans expected a flawless book with no screw ups, HE HAD YEARS TO WORK ON THE CONCLUTION. YEARS!!!! this was not a minor screw up he sould have given the people what they wanted. it would have been better if arya had accepted eragon and then have one of them die, not really but the way it ended, man, i really didnt like it.

      i also think that if u accept that this was the last book and if u try to find an answear to all the questions many think they didnt got answear, you will find that, lamely, but they are there like for ex: the menoa tree taking something from him, how about taking arya from him they never got together.

  • Madelyi

    I cried at the end, half because such an amazing series has been (somewhat) completed and a big part of my life is gone (well, my reading life xD), and half because Arya was finally willing to have a romance with Eragon, and then they had to leave before it could get anywhere! UGH!

    But everything else I was quite happy with. CP was pretty true to his word when he would partially describe what the part he was working on involved, and I was quite glad to recognize all of them. 😀

    Now, I still shall be regularly checking this site, watching for any word on the fifth book. I do hope it is soon. CP, if you are reading this, then please, just make sure you write it eventually. xD Sooner is better, but I know you can’t rush writing stories as epic as Inheritance. And thank you for writing my favorite series ever!

    Now off to go secretly start re-reading Inheritance (my mom said I can’t reread till Xmas v-v). I have a bad habit of reading so fast that I skip details, and I like to know the details.

    Oh, and I also hope that someone will try to make Eragon into a movie again- and that it will actually do the book justice. ^^

  • David Bromsson

    I was just wondering, in the book it says that they find hundreds of Riders’ Swords…and then they carry them to the castle were the Eldurani are…do they take them to the east with all the eldurani and dragon eggs? or do they leave them there? and the scrolls about the secrets of the Riders…do they take them also?

  • HeXrider

    Read the whole book in 2 days. i wanted to know all of the story that bad. You may call me sick, or obsessed, but i was pleased the predictions i made about 1,5 years ago about how the story would end, turned out to be true. I won’t add details, as to make spoilers, but all the things i figured out, happened. (it helps to have read the same books CP read, make’s u be able to kreep in a writers head :D)

    He used many storylines as in the Dune novels. Eragon is acting like an atreides, and brom has a hawklike nose, just like Atreides. Atreides have blue clothing troughout the novels, like eragon (blue magic/dragon) And Galbatorix thinks, acts and does much like a Harkonnen (who have red colours as their crests(Thorn)) (harkonnen sworn enemy of atreides)

     And like stated from a dune fan before: eragon the first  dragon was called Bid’Daum (turned around Muad’Dib(A.K.A Paul Atreides)) in many a way Eragon is like paul atreides 😀

    Thanks CP thanks for the great story’s! i hope you will keep writing around the novels like frank herbert and brian did with Dune. I hope you will keep up the writing skills you posess, but i do hope as a sencere fan, you will write faster. The time i had to wait for this book was rather appaling.

    Nevertheless i love your skill at writing and i love you

    Finest regards
    HeXrider

  • Arya<3

    If you’re delusional like me, just pretend that Eragon can visit whenever he wants. he probably will, because if the young dragon have to cross over to the East, he should be able to cross over to the West. Just because Angela said so doesn’t mean he will ignore the rest of his life.

    • Marvingracia

      I believe she also said he was one of the few who could control his or hers destiny.

    • Fred

      Plus just because he leaves NOW does not mean that NOW is the “forever” time.  He could go back and forth and the last time he leaves before he dies he would be going away “forever”.  As long as he dies somewhere else he left “forever”.

  • Anonymous

    Who said epic romance would be with Arya? o.o

    • Marvingraia

      I think it was with arya, of course it would have been with arya. Firnen didn’t some in till the end and mated with Saphira. An epic romance would have been more of an unfolding story, but sadly the story ended very sadly.

      • Marvingracia

        come*

  • Vrael

    “An EPIC ROMANCE is in your future, extraordinary, as the moon indicates and strong enough to outlast empires”
    -Angela

    BAH

    • Guest

      Eragons life doesn’t end with the end of the books, the epic romance could occur afterwards.

      • Fred

        we are now in the middle of it.

  • JimmyV

    Also, the Roran parts were the most annoying, suspense ruining things in the entire book. How does it feel to go from Eragon meetin Galby for the first time, to cutting to a Roran ch where hes turning into chuck norris and r*ping everything in sight. Maybe substitute the Roan Chs with some character or relationship depth, or some loose ends. Eragon was amazing because it had no roran chs, the eldest roran chs were actually quite interesting becuase up until u meet oromis the eragon chs were boring, and brisingr the Roran chapters were also starting to become annoying but at least CP didnt try to squeeze them in at the most exciting parts with Eragon. How pissed would u be if when Eragon was making hes beast of a sword, it just cut to Roran f***ing around trying to capture some city while also blowing Katrina at the same time?

  • Mr Cleveland

    overall, i quite liked the book. the story was pretty good up till the point after Galbatorix’s death. the last 100 pages were simply wrapping up all the open storylines which in my opinion was quite unnecessary. Paolini could have kept them for a future book in alagaesia. I didn’t like Arya not staying with Eragon either but that was actually part of the story. the rest of the ending was merely a list of all the things he had yet to do. But as i said earlier, i like the rest of the book. Now i just hope for a future book where the whole situation with Arya and Eragon is resolved. Something to look forward to. 
    (If you have nothing to read at the moment, you could take the time to read my NANOWRIMO attempt in the fanfiction section. I would much appreciate to hear your opinions. it’s called Nanowrimo 2011 for now since i don’t have a real title yet.)

  • JimmyV

    What would have made the fight scene with Galby so much better would be if like in Brisingr, Eragon was fighting in the battle and then murtagh came out and they fight an all out battle but Eragons Eldunari are way better thean his. He finally kills him (lets be honest here, murtagh should have died, it would have actually given some feel to the book). Then, you hear a roar and a thud, thud, thud (like in eldest) and boom, Shruikan and galby come out and actually fight them, not sit around and talk them to death. They fight Galby seems to win, but then Eraggon remembers broms 7 words. These words separate all the Eldunari from Galby but also from Eargon. Sahpira kills shruikan and Galby and Eargon fight on the ground. The Varden win the battle but Galbys still alive fighting Eragon on the ground. Here it turns kind of HP7ish and Eragon explains how theres no more Eldunarri, just you and me. Here Galby acutally shows some emotion by maybe screaming “I AM GALBATORIX YOU CANT BEAT ME” and showing that he actually feels fear. Major swordfight takes place and finallly Eargon pulls a roran and realizes that if he didnt kill Galby, he would lose all those he loved. Eragon stabs  Galby like he should have without some stupid spell. Galby also drops dead and you see a body, not some SUPER GAY explosion. Also This would work a lot better if the green dragon hatched at the begginig so he and saphira could team r*pe shruikan.

    • Forest Singer

      Sounds fun… but I liked how Eragon effectively defeated Galby by letting him ‘see and feel’ what he had done…

      Took me about a day to read it, so when I came to the fight scene it wasn’t so bad. You’re right though, would’ve been nice for Galby and Eragon to have some sort of a sword fight (It’s obvious though that Gabbers would’ve dominated).

      I was expecting Eragon to use something new. We learned so much in Eragon/Eldest/Brisingr and I just feel there wasn’t much worthy of a good, new idea that he used to help win the war.

      Guess Brom was right, the end of the war wasn’t down to the sharpness of the blade or a huge battle, it was something simple!

  • skyboards

    i just wish tomorrow morning CP wakes up and makes an announcement saying that..”sorry guys…i gave my homework copy to my editor and he just gave it for printing..here is the original copy..!! ” 😛

  • Eric Hanson

    Ok here are all the things from the book 4 confirmed facts that are not in the book….
    Book 4 will feature a chapter entitled “Brains”
    Some history or knowledge pertaining to the original Eragon and his dragon, Bid’Duam, will appear in Book 4
    The meaning of the name of Brom’s sword will be revealed.
    We will discover more information about Eragon’s sword, Brisingr, and why it may set on fire when Eragon speaks its name.
    Brom’s seven words will appear in Book 4.
    The two elf children encountered in previous novels will play a role in Book 4.
    Tenga will make a reappearance in the final book.
    There will be more than one death in the final book, some of which have caused Christopher to “shed a few tears.”(Who could have died that would have caused Christopher to cry?)
    Spirits will be revealed to have the ability to possess both humans and animals, opening the possibility for Shades of differing species.
    Book 4 will contain mysterious “red-eyed rabbit”
    All these things came directly form the book 4 “confirmed facts” page of Shurtugal

    • Bpm135

      Here Here! 
      As a fan I felt he owed it to use to answer these questions. We have been with him since the beginning, anxiously awaiting answers to a lot of these questions and we were left wondering what it was.. I feel we have earned it being with him so long.. Come on man!

    • skyboards

      yeah…thats what i thought when i was reading book 4..!!

      none of them appeared..!

    • Eric Hanson

      Why not just take 100 more pages and answer these questions?

    • Mr Cleveland

      Carn died. I guess he might have caused some tears. Also, i am pretty sure it happened right before Eragon and Arya were imprisoned. this adds up with an interview where he stated that he had killed off a character and Eragon was hanging in manacles

    • MrRaymondh222

      The mysterious “red-eyed rabbit” made its appearance when Angela was telling her story to the Urgal camp, and Eragon snuck up and listened to the end of her story.

    • magician

      izlanzadi and one of the elves

    • Dom_modmod

      well for the ‘brains’ chapter, it was a guess made by Mike Macauley. CP said he had just finished a chapter called brains and so, it was thought that it would end up in the novel. But CP must have removed it. so it wasn’t really his fault.

  • Eric Hanson

    Just one question, if Eragon knew the name of all names why couldn’t he have removed all the spells from Vroengard just like he did with all the cities and raise the dragons and dragon riders there, It would have fixed the ending in my opinion and Vroengard is not technically part of Alagasia, thus fulfilling Angelas fortune.

    • Forest Singer

      The island had a lot of mysteries associated with it, being abandoned for so long. Plus, with the poisonous air that caused a heck of a lot of mutations – there was no way Eragon could have removed that threat.

      Best to start fresh I guess

    • Arya<3

      plus the East is closer to Ellesmera! For the new dragons to come over the river they should be kept safe (with Arya) and then it would be easy for them to come over.

  • Davidtate

    So here is my one question:

    If Eragon is basically immortal, then why can’t he return to alagaesia after the riders are all trained? It seems like there was a lot of unnecessary angst, considering he will probably come back some day.

    • Forest Singer

      My thoughts exactly. Making a big song and dance about having to never come back to Alagaesia which I see as pointless talk – nothing is stopping him from returning so why not travel to the mainland every year or so to make sure things are in order?

      • Davidtate

         Exactly! He took like ten elves with him – he doesn’t need to be there 24/7. Also, on of his main reasons of leaving “forever” was so that he didn’t upset the balance of power as a rider. What about Arya? What about the riders he is going to train. Dumb dumb dumb.

        • Mr Cleveland

          Eragon had lots of eldunari, making him more powerful. Arya and future riders don’t so they would technicalyl only be as powerful as the orignal riders. But hopefully he’ll come back in a future book. i was dissapointed by the ending.

          • Davidtate

            But the Eldunari weren’t “bound” to him, are they? The Elves seemed perfectly happy to protect the heart-of-hearts. 

  • OMGReally?

    continuing from my older port (like 12 to 13 pages back) where i finished with: “something really really bad”
    this is “something really really really bad”

    Galabtorix found the name of the AL on a slab ? (slab = piece of flat rock that you write on”)
    and Tenga, with his volumes and volumes and volumes of True names did not find it ?
    FACE-PALM !

    • OMGReally?

      oh wait, it was a tablet ;p

      • Forest Singer

        It was the I-pad 2, I think Tenga had a different one… not trustworthy 😛 – maybe Sony? :O

  • Emeric

    Woah, I’m surprised by all the negative comments about this book…

    Well, actually I don’t really agree with all those who smears Inheritance. Sure, there a few things I’m not satisfied with. The book isn’t the masterpiece as I hoped it to be. But averall it was pretty good.
    I can begin with saying that I didn’t like what turned out to be inside the Vault of Souls. A cache of eldunarí … what a joke, and a total cliché. I was complaining about that theory from the very beginning. But who could have thought of finding eggs?! Ah, yes, the eggs were also a cliché, but nothing anything expected. But then, Eragon didn’t even really need the Eldunarís he got: they just gave him a few advices before his confrontal with Galbatorix, and when he defeated Galby he drew power from ALL of the Heart of Hearts, even Galby’s. I would’ve prefered if Chris just gave the King a few more stones, so the VoS could become something else. Like a gateway to the souls of people he knew and dead dragons. He could meet Brom and Oromis one last time, see his mother for the first time and all of them could give him a few advices.

    So, that was about the Vault of Souls. Now, some people have been complaining about the the woman, the girl and the boy who saved Roran’s life in Urû’Baen. We only saw them once, during just a few lines. But who are they?? I think it’s obvious the girls were the one Eragon hade blessed in Brisingr, I understood that when Chris mentioned the burning marks on the older womans arms.

    What more can I talk about know? Oh yes, Angela’s supposed death in Dras-Leona before she comes back and saves the day. The priest could at least had made sure she was dead before he talks to blabber about it like it’s the best thing he’s ever done. Suddenly she just comes out of the cave and saves them. Cliché… I hate clichés. Same thing about when Solembum talks about Domia abr Wyrda. The dragons used their power to tell him about the Rock of Kuthian. Just like explained with how Eeragon got Saphira’s egg etc. We already had an explanation, and at least I didn’t need a new one that destroyd all of the mystery with magic. Once again, the eldunarís ruined everything. I don’t know how, but I would’ve prefered if Eragon discovered RoK by another, less cliché, way.

    I’m with the rest of the people when saying Greenie should’ve hatched in the beginning, before Galbatorix. But now he didn’t, and it’s probably what Christopher had planned from the very beginning. And even if Greenie hatched in the beginning he wouldn’t be able to take part in the battle because he would be too small. So it wouldn’t make any difference.Now I’ve got a few parts left. Roran couldn’t become King, and arguments for that were told by Eragon, Nasuada and the rest. He doesn’t have the experience of being a politician leader, and it would take to long to learn when Alagaësia is on the edge of falling apart. I’m not a fan of the traps in the tunnel under the castle of Urû’Baen, the part was really unnecessary and Chris could’ve skipped them. I think I have only the very end left, after the death of poor Galby. I’m satisfied with the faith of Murtagh, because being the enemy of those who are not a fan of Galby (which is a lot more than half of the country), Murtagh would be hated and not accepted as i Rider. Leaving was one of his only options – and the best option too. Though I liked the way he changed his true name: Thorn gettin killed would just be another cliché. I hated Nasuade since she became leader of the Varden, she is just so annoying all the time. WHY DIDN’T SHE JUST DIE?!One thing I didn’t like is how he made sure all of the important characters had a happy ending, except for Eragon (and Murtagh (I have already said the reason) and Islanzadi, who died so Arya could take the throne). This was one of the greatest weaknesses, and I hope Chris won’t show this weakness in his future novels. I understand if it is hard to kill the darlings, but how about only just a few? Nasuada (?!), Baldor, Elains kid, Elva, Orrin, Birgit. Why not? He could’ve skipped the part with Sloan.Chris tried to tie up all the loose ends, and have an as happy ending as possible with all the characters. Everything does not end happy. And all the important characters does not survive. Uhm, Nasuadua, everyone?!Though I’m glad he kept most of the mystery with Magic (except for the part when we got a  whole of explains by eldunarí saying “Hey, we guided you to us, we gave Solembum the words he then told you, we gave you Saphira’s egg and we changed your body, all with our powerful magic which we don’t know how to use”). Like the spirits, what can they do and how powerful are they? What with Eragon’s sword? Etc… And I’m especially glad we didn’t learn anything new about Angela. Like Chris said in the acknowledgements, the whole point with her would have been ruined if we got to know who she is.Think about it. Would you be glad if exactly all of the questions would be answered and all the mystery would disappear, or would it better if some of the mystery would be kept a secret? I certainly would take the second alternative, without hesitation. I’m sure Angela would agree with me. Although Tenga wouldn’t…Well, I think I said all that had to be said. What I don’t like is the “happy” end, and the cliché. But this was just a small part of InheritanceOnly an hour after finishing it (I can’t believe almost 24 hours has past!) I started too feel satisfied. Before I only had my mind of the parts I didn’t like. Then I started to think of what was really good. It weighs out the bad parts. I don’t like ending, nor the clichés. But the rest is actually very good. And the story is still well written.Think about it.

    • Emeric

      Woah, what happened to the paragraphing?

      • RockofKuthian

        Thank you. Totally agree^^^^

    • Tifa Lockhart

      Wow, thank you. I agree with everything you said. DIE NASUADA! Angela’s secrets have annoyed me since Eragon and I’m glad they’re going to annoy me still. I loved Inheritance and I can’t wait until CP makes more.

    • Koda101

      I really like your comments and agree with most of the stuff you said. I just really hate the ending. I think it was stupid to take Angela’s prophecy so literally. I don’t think Eragon should have left at all. I thought the reasons for him leaving were ridiculous. I would have liked to see a twist where because Eragon’s true name changed since his fortune was told, it was like he had left Alagaesia by changing so much. And I agree, while I didn’t want to see any of the main characters die, it did seem odd that they should all survive. Killing off at least one important character might have added more depth to the ending.

  • Got the book the 9th. Finished the 11th. No words can describe this book, but I will try. Utterly, and astoundingly AMAZING. Beautiful but sad ending. WHY Christopher?! How could you do this to us? To Roran? All the other characters?! I wish he would make another one telling the story of the new rising of the Riders. Please? For all of us! Please!

    • Faron

      THANK YOU! The book was really good, the ending was soooo sad and the new riders deserve a book! And to all the people moaning about the unanswered questions, now we can speculate on how the other Alagaesia books will turn out. Maybe CP will write a book on Brom or Angela or even Tenga! Unanswered questions allow us to use our imaginations and write fanfics, theories, and how we think it should had ended. Thank you for listening to me rant. May the wind and the sun always be at your backs.

      • KingKongLikesEragon

        It’s not about unanswered q’s which some remained that CP lied about promising to answer in thhis book ex: (broms 7 words, eragon1, what did he menoa tree take, etc) but more importantly the contridictions of the story. Read Seiryu’s comments below and tell me if you dont say “Yeah WTF” after.

        • John

          Seriously, those are some good points.

  • Forest Singer

    Sad to see Arya and Eragon not become a couple, however CP ended well – just not enough for me to be sad.

    I just… well, I don’t know how to put it into words. I was, somehow, expecting more in the Vault of Souls instead of a few Eldunari and some eggs.

    Things just flew too quickly for me, too many things left out. Brisingrs’ alternate name was to do with the seven wishes of Eragon and Saphira – however how many of these were not mentioned in Inheritance. The main one being that Eragon promised Jeod a ride on Saphira?

    What happened to the main who could see the light?
    What happened to the Belt of Belwoth the Wise (or however you spell it)?
    What happened to the Menoa tree?
    What happened to Tenga?
    What happened to Brom’s 7 last words?

    I’m sure if I thought more and I’d come up with plenty of others (Like, for example, Oromis and Glaedr’s passing? We heard nothing of the elves until the end battle, surely they would have wanted to celebrate their lives considering their status as the last of the Old Order? No.. nothing. What about Naegling etc.? -> we didn’t even find out what happened after they died at the battle of Gil’ead)

    There were good points about the book (I liked Roran’s POV, though I first thought he used magic to protect himself from the falling rocks near the beginning!!) and many points I don’t feel I have closure from.

    I’m not god knows how many years for CP to bring another Alaegaesia related story – I’ve waited 3 years for the book, I’ve bought them all, I’ve remained a loyal fan even with the slow writing, but I’m disappointed. I’ve seen numerous people say they’d rather wait longer for a better quality fourth book, but the wait was in vain… not the quality I imagined from him.

    There was nothing ‘new’ to the book. I’ve been reading fan fics for a while on Inheritance which could be the cause of my feelings (I’ve found more interesting theories/sub plots in fan fics than I saw in Inheritance)

    Overall though, I’m glad I read it. It’s over now… not the best, not the worst – just average.

    • brooklynMel

      Great points you noticed there! Lots of valid questions that should have been answered for the reader’s and story’s sake

    • blodhgarm

      what do you mean by brisingr’s alternate name?

      • Forest Singer

        If you have Brisingr handy, on the first few pages where the title of the book is, you should see in smaller font

        “Also known as The Seven promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjar something or other.

        Just as the alternate name to Inheritance was the Vault of Souls

  • skyboards

    what is this ending??

    whats wrong with christopher??i dont know…i feel like an idiot to wait for almost 4 years for this book??its not what i have seen CP..i mean…Eragon Eldest Brisingr are like my top list..!!ppl will will laugh but i have learnt and changed a lot after reading the first three…but 4th??whats wrong with him?? i dont even know how to frame words to express it..!!

  • skyboards

    what is this ending??

    whats wrong with christopher??i dont know…i feel like an idiot to wait for almost 4 years for this book??its not what i have seen CP..i mean…Eragon Eldest Brisingr are like my top list..!!ppl will will laugh but i have learnt and changed a lot after reading the first three…but 4th??whats wrong with him?? i dont even know how to frame words to express it..!!

  • Dragon Obsessed

    I thought the book was excellent regardless of some of the things that were not answered. however I am extremely sad that it is over and I hope CP will continue some sort of book or series about the new generation of Riders maybe through a new Riders POV, so we could still see Eragon, Saphira, Firnen, Arya, Nasuada, Roran, Katrina and so on. and to all you people who are bashing the book, why can’t you just be happy?? the book was great and you can’t honestly expect him to cater to everyone’s needs or it woudn’t even be his hook. it would be just some silly fan-based knock off. I also think the way he ended it would make it very easy to make some other book pertaining to Alagaesia. Whether CP will or not is going to bother me until he says so. I sincerely hope that if even in a number of years he will make a new one, he would tell us so we can look forward to it and not be totally crushed (as I am) that Eragon will not return with new adventures. I loved the book and thankyou to CP for making it so good with lots of suprises that not many expected.

    • Dragon Obsessed

      ok, “hook” should be “book”

    • Dragon Obsessed

      ok, “hook” should be “book”

  • Dragon Obsessed

    I thought the book was excellent regardless of some of the things that were not answered. however I am extremely sad that it is over and I hope CP will continue some sort of book or series about the new generation of Riders maybe through a new Riders POV, so we could still see Eragon, Saphira, Firnen, Arya, Nasuada, Roran, Katrina and so on. and to all you people who are bashing the book, why can’t you just be happy?? the book was great and you can’t honestly expect him to cater to everyone’s needs or it woudn’t even be his hook. it would be just some silly fan-based knock off. I also think the way he ended it would make it very easy to make some other book pertaining to Alagaesia. Whether CP will or not is going to bother me until he says so. I sincerely hope that if even in a number of years he will make a new one, he would tell us so we can look forward to it and not be totally crushed (as I am) that Eragon will not return with new adventures. I loved the book and thankyou to CP for making it so good with lots of suprises that not many expected.

  • Edwardsx7

    Yea I was pretty dissapointed with the book. I wanted to see Arya and Eragon together, the 7 Words Brom said to. Also i thought it was kind of cheap the way Eragon was able to carry the Eldunari. Also I thought Brom was suppose to make a return. I was an ok book but i would deff. understand if they decided to just remake it.

  • fingerskills

    Weren’t we promised to see/read more about Eragon 1 and Bid’daum? There wasn’t a single mention of them in the entire book.

    • fingerskills

      quote from the Confirmed facts page: “Some history or knowledge pertaining to the original Eragon and his dragon, Bid’Duam, will appear in Book 4.”

  • Jmb194

    I blame  his publishers, first Cp does not get the 27 for every book, all that must got materials, advertising, and other people.

    Maybe they got fed up because it was taking so long so the pushed Cp to write faster.

    I mean people 1 2 3 were very good books, we love them. Inheritance was very good till the end.

    So I guess his publishers got fed up and pushed him while at the final stages.

    This could have been  5 books too. I honestly feel it should have been expanded to 5.

  • Bpm135

    Were the 7 words Brom said to Eragon even mentioned in this book? I mean seriously close up some loop holes for me here. What is he going to have an epilogue and say oh woops! I forgot to add this. Come on make it a 1000 pages and finish the freaking book.. Sorry…. 

    • Jmb194

      they been already used, they were supposed to be simple words.

      well supposively

  • Karamianjosh

    Damn! Now I have to find a series that rivals, or is better that this one. I’m about to read book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire, but I kinda want something a little less political, and more adventurous. Anyone have any suggestions?

    • Insanesurfer21

      you should read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. imo, its far better than this series.

    • Insanesurfer21

      you should read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. imo, its far better than this series.

  • Rakesh

    I am conflicted, after reading all the comments below, which both condemn the book’s storyline and a fair no. which defend it. 
    On on hand, I enjoyed the book. Reading the series for years, finally getting to the end, who wouldn’t enjoy it? After all, it was an ending crafted by CP from hi own dreams and imaginings of how the story would play out. 
    However, I couldn’t help but be… disheartened. Reading through comments, and reading points which show how CP contradicts himself on several occasions… I don’t know what to think. The sometimes illogical leaps of the storyline; the general feeling of the book, whereby analysing/reading only one book/chapter at a time makes perfect sense. But when compared to the whole series most definitely does not…
    The only defense I can think of for CP is that he himself started writing this book over a decade ago… And in a decade, one can lose threads of imagination, change oneself almost entirely as a person and end up with contradicting storylines. I think this entire series shows that. The change of CP from when he was a teenager (Eragon) all the way to now(Inheritance). Inevitably, storyline difficulties will arise and when attempting to resolve them in a final book, it may be difficult. Reconciling all of the leaps, where some characters have matured, yet others remain the same as when he started the series… It would’ve been confusing
    Nevertheless, he has a responsibility to us as a writer to tell HIS story, in its entirety and completeness. Plot holes, etc. should most definitely NOT be present in a significant quantity, and not on such vital matters. To blame, should not just be CP, but his editors. Keeping track of the fandom and CP’s statements, the editors should’ve ensured that all that he promised would appear in the book actually WOULD appear in it. 
    Overall however, I will not pass judgement as yet, because I love the Inheritance mythos… Over the years, they have been a part of me, influencing me and perhaps gaining life in my own head itself. As I’m sure is the case to most long-time readers of this cycle. I’d give CP a chance to perhaps explain himself and will be watching his future responses with great interest…

  • Disappointed and Disjointed

    I love how FIrnen sounds  conveniently like Faolin.. sigh… poor Eragon… O.O

  • Ching Wu

    I like book this book good this book good no?

  • Anonymous

    This is how I will sum up the way this last book was wrote.From the beginning till the confrontation with Galbatorix,the whole book was just focused on the path leading towards that battle. After that, Cp must have realised that Oh I have totally forgotten to answer all the questions that aroused but I have written too much. Well never mind i will just throw in an explanation or two for some of the questions.Then I will adress the rest of the issue in my acknowledgements.Huh!This whole book was a total letdown and I would better not dwell and think of this last book if I don’t want to risk tainting my memmory of Alagaesia and the characters in it.How tragic when this series, my top of my whole list of books had dealt me such a blow.I still couldn’t NOW bring myself to comprehend this fact.I couldn’t think of anything else now but just feeling depressed and shattered that this book had left such a gaping hole in my heart when it should be otherwise.CP gotta write the 5th book that’s still within this timerange , -or not he will totally destroy this whole series.I’m very depressed NOW!

  • Seiryu

    Emily add these four to the list of contradictions:

    15. Murtagh saving Nasuada as a result of his feelings for her do not justify letting him loose, especially after all the garbage he spew about the concept of the Empire being sound, it is actually more important to keep him away from Nasuada and the throne or he might be tempted.

    16. It took less time to march two Armies across Alagaesia than it took Eragon to traverse it during the first book, all the logistics necessary with most people making the trip afoot, no way.

    17. Sloan got his sight back without changing a bit, still thought of the elf and Eragon with indifference, did not acknowledge his mistakes, instead he blame Eragon for his misfortune. 

    18. Doesn’t seem to you that with all of Eragon’s and Saphira’s training, Mustagh and Thorn out did them until the end, they got the girl to love them, people to forgive them, the knowledge of the name of all names before Eragon, and the freedom to leave and come back whenever they please. Eragon instead couldn’t gain enough knowledge to defeat the king, didn’t get the girl, and got his and Saphira’s choices taken away, and after having gain some wisdom by getting a sense of true justice in Brisingr, he allows Sloan to gain his sight out of pity, forgetting the suffering Sloan caused, and the required change for Sloan to gain his sight. Pity, really, that is all it took.

    Is day for me so good day to you all, may your swords stay sharp because it seems to me Brisingr went dull, maybe he didn’t take the spell off after one of the practice fights with Arya

    • Seiryu

      LOL, I sound like Orik’s chuckle sounds in my head when I am reading about him. I greatly amuse myself tonight decomposing Book 4

      • Shruikan4ever

        and a good night to you too Seiryu. Thank you for all of your thoughts, comments and contributions.  You have made excellant points for us enthuthiasts to think about. Do come back and continue.  As for you Ching Wu, Fuckk off!

        • Fallon

          Lol! Faye Lazaro I know that’s u ^ @shruikan4ever

          • Shruikan4ever

            😉

  • MrKableh

    I’m fine with not learning about Angela and to a lesser degree Tenga. I always believed that we would never fully find out who they were so I’m not complaining about that. What is just gnawing at me constantly though is the 7 words and the Menoa tree. I know that everyone’s saying that the Menoa tree took Eragon’s fertility but i’d still like the answers set in concrete. Also what ever happened to the Belt of Beloth the wise? It seems like CP wouldn’t have unnecessarily made Eragon just for the sake of it. So where is it or who has it and what are they using it for?

  • Seiryu

    Before I go this what I think was meant to be according to the previous books:

    Eragon goes to the Vault of Souls, finds may be one or two elder eldunarí inside, which would justify Vrael not been able to use them to defeat the bad guys during the fall.  This or these eldunari are guarding a cache of eggs, and the terrible secret of the name of all name which they will have disclose to Eragon after having arrived in Ilirea, so that he could unlock Galbatorix holds on the rest of the eldunarí. Since the enslave eldurí are madden because of their imprisonment, Eragon is not able to use them to defeat the mad king, thus Eragon has to defeat Galbatorix. To not complicated matters more, less say he just takes control of the king’s consciousness and makes him see the true of himself, as it happened in the book. But unlike in the book he does it with the help of Arya, Murtagh, while Saphira, Fírnen and Thorn take on the Black dragon all with the help of the eldunarí, the elfs spellcaster, and of course Islazadi who is the greates of them all since she does not need the Ancient language half of the time. Fírnen could had been one of the eggs in the Vault of souls, and if Eragon had from the beginning of the book gone to the vault, and more time had been allowed for the rest of the conquest, and the expected epic romance/training of Fírnen to take place, which is only right since it took Eragon longer to traverse Alagaesia than it took to conquer all the cities, which is just another contradiction on the plot I had thought and had forgotten to mention. So, Fírnen would had grown quite considerably. Then Eragon leaves Alagaesia with the dragons, and the eggs. Arya stays behind to serve as the only rider, since they already had their training during the conquest, until the time that other riders are available that is, so those who love the Arya+Eragon romance can have some closure, and at the same time allowing Mr. Paolini to write more on the subject. If that is how Mr. Paolini wanted to leave things between E+A, and allow Murtagh and Thorn to become part of the good guys. I make that comment because I think he allow Murtagh and Thorn to accomplish more than Eragon who was suppose to be the hero which I need to add to the list of contradictions. Also, Roran could had killed Barst w/o Islanzadí dying by making such a monumental mistake, and if Mr. Paolini wanted her dead then she could had die at the hands of the mad king which seems more plausible, then Arya could had become queen if he still wanted it, though still contradicts the Guide, but I think we will not have complained so much about it.

    And of course there were other possibilities, that had been promoted by the story, but not what I read. However, what I hope is that people stop attributing our misgivings, and complains in regards to Book 4 to Arya and Eragon not ending up together,” The Happy Ending”, that so many find cheese. What is so wrong with? Yet I can must honestly say that it is not my primary concern with the book, though I will still say that the story lead to it from the first book.

    • BrisingrThorn

      Very interesting! Thank you Seiryu!

      • Elva

        No, Arya and Firnen leave with Eragon and Saphira to help train the other riders a d Murtagh and Thorn stay back as the only riders to protect Aleghsea would be better. Since Murtagh and Thorn arw good guys now and Nasuada and Murtagh etc…

        • Elva

          Murtagh and Thorn would be better suited to protect Alegasea as the only rider because they have more training than Arya and Firnen who has training but still require more as dragon and rider so it would make more sense for them to leave with Eragon. Not to mention then they would also be together, happily ever after.. Story Ends.

          • Seiryu

            There would had been the issue of trust on the part of the elf, humans, and more importantly dwarves, but I guess nobody would had complain, though then CP would had not had the chance of writing about them been reunited in the future like it seem some people will like, then again, why say Eragon story is a three book noble, and then four, to have it extended indefinitely.

    • Seiryu

      Clarification, since I had other theories about the romance, I meant that the story lead to a romance from the beginning, not necessarily E+A, since Eragon right away started searching for love. Making Inheritance from the beginning a Fantasy/Romance noble of a boy in search of answers, and self-realization. In my opinion, not that it really matters, is not what we got in the end.

  • matt

    i just wanted too say this one more time….. i belive i know who Angela is… in the chapture the hall of the soothsayer  it talked of a oracle! I belive Angela is this oracle….wich explans to me why Angela is the way she is and why Solembum chooses to be around her. 

    • Seiryu

      And as mentioned before will also explain the elfs’ respect for her.

      • matt

        yup

  • Eldest12

    LOL @ all the comments on this page. This is better than facebook. 😀

  • Brisingr

    The thing that irritated me the most was that you never found out what the Menoa Tree took from Eragon. It was right at the end of the book, and I thought that a mystery might be solved, and she just told him to go. Any thoughts?

    • Terry

      It doesn’t matter, the book is over now we’ll never know. Everything from here on will just be speculation.

      • Terry

        & frankly I don’t want to wait another 7 years to find out.

        • Seiryu

          CP commented on a possible Epilogue on the Deluxe Edition

          • Brisingr

            So we’ll just have to pay another £20.00 for an extra few pages

    • matt

      thas what i wanted too noo also

  • Lokesh Krishna

    Damn!
    I really wanted to know what Brom’s 7 words were……..
    But otherwise, this book is a Masterpiece!!!

  • Well, I’m finally done. So here’s what I thought:

    First of all, every time I finish a series, I have that moment of discontent. I was afraid of that here and yes I had it. Over all… I’m satisfied.

    There were some things I didn’t like, like Galbatorix’s death seemed too unexpected (I honestly expected him to come back) though the way that Eragon weakened him was pretty good. Also, what I REALLY didn’t want to happen, like it did with Thorn: FÍRNEN DID NOT MAKE AN APPEARANCE UNTIL THE LAST HUNDRED PAGES. I was hoping to see all three young dragons fight Galby but that’s a minor concern. Sometimes I thought the ending was a little rushed. I expected more and I was utterly heartbroken when Arya left Eragon in the end, but the heartbreak didn’t ruin the book. In general, I’m happy with the fate that each character met, BUT, I am REALLY curious to know what Christopher’s original intention was for them.

    Besides that, a big haha from me to Chris Addison because Nasuada survived and was crowned Queen, and also I got to meet Christopher =D He was very nice and patient and answered my question even while personalizing my Inheritance (how ironic does that sound?). I do hope that we’re going to see more of Roran, Katrina, Ismira, Nasuada, Murtagh, Thorn, Arya, and ESPECIALLY Fírnen in his future books though, because I’m still hungering for more details on their fate. So this book gets a total of 9 out of 10 from me.

    • Garrett Downard

      I agree

  • JOhn

    Shame on us Emaliy? Why? Becuase I’m upset with the way it ended? It sucked. Shame on you Emily for shaming on us.

  • Seiryu

    Do you think a book recall is possible, you know like cars when they come out defective. Just fix what needs fixing, or add what is missing. Anyone?

    • Tim.Brodie

      I believe that is called a proof-read in literary terms …. something that was done of poor quality in this book. Perhaps, C.P. needs to have a better supporting team around him to help him steer his thoughts into the right direction. A direction the loyal fans of this series obviously wanted for him to have taken this ending of this storyline to…instead of actually where it headed.

      • Alec_M

        Shame shame double shame now I know Emily’s bpyfriend true name.(Murtagh)

        • Seiryu

          LOL

      • Seiryu

        Thank you Tim.Brodie, and Emily please read my comments to Beit down the page, I even made a list of what I think are valid complains people have express. I you can explain them away please do, I will read it, if not please don’t be so accommodating. And as to motives, I don’t think is hating, not in my part at least, I have explain away when I have thought an explanation was readily available, and I have said that what he accomplish still amazing, but is it so bad to expect quality, especially when the first three books were so flawless. 

    • WaynesWorld7

      They can just have my book, I’m putting it on Ebay!

      • Emily

        You guys are just being mean and evil for all your nasty comments about Christopher Paolini and his book. If you don’t like it return it for a refund but don’t need to spread hate messages about his work on an online fourm. Shame on you!!!

        • EdwardCullen

          Irn2bible!

        • Dragon Obsessed

          I totally agree!! can you not just be happy?? It was a great book, so just shut up about it or go die in a hole!!!

          • Fallon

            wait till Seiryu sees your comment, he’s gunna kick your ass, you better start protecting yourself with wards now because Seiryu doesn’t mess

          • Albert.P

            Oh I’m sorry, I’ll try to like mediocrity more.

  • Guest

    At Least Justin Bieber wasn’t in this book

    • hoke

      he’d probably try to father an egg..

      • Emma

        Lawls^

        • Jess11

          But then deny it to the media and to all his fans.

      • Seiryu

        Don’t loose hope yet, he might be part of the cast on the book.LOL

        • Seiryu

          next book

      • Anonymous

        father an egg? not possible

  • AngelacouldbeSelenaEragon’sMom

    The green dragon didnt even play any role in the outcome of the war happening! why make it so important but then have it hatch after everything was finished?? And over a decade of waiting for this final book and no true names revealed?? And no telling us tthe readers who have waited so long what the 7 words Brom said were?? Like we’re all supposed to make our own guesses and like it was 1 big joke?!?

    • Seiryu

      Well, to CP’s credit he had already said no true names actually expelled out on his books. Now, I completely agree about Firnen not playing a bigger role, which could had excuse him from foregoing his education, and also agree with you on the 7 words

  • Dom_modmod

    for those of you who were wondering about the promise that elva made to nasuada. read eldest bottom of pg 333 and top of 334

    • Kellie

      Write it out! What did she say??!

    • WilliAmNot

      Im poor I can’t afford the book, can you write it out?

      • Anonymous

        Eragon got screwd period

    • Dom_modmod

      … “I thought that you should know who and what I am.” Elva paesed, and the fire in her gaze strengthened. “And that I will fight you however I can. Use me as you would an assassin-in hiding, in the dark, and without mercy” She laughed with a high, chilling voice. “You wonder why; I see you do. Because unless this war, and sooner rather than later, it will drive me insane. I find it hard enough to deal with the agonies of everyday life without also having to confront the atrocities of battle. Use me to end it and i’ll ensure that your life is as happy as any human has had the privilege to experience.” (then nasuada talks to angela about elva and then in the end agrees.)

      • Kellie

        Thank you:)

  • ILOVEHaTERS!

    I apprciate everyone who is honest enough to say what a dissapointment this book was after all this long of a wait. But give the kid some credit, he’s only what? 18? Pretty amazing work for an 18 year old even if the story turned out very dissapointing.
    ———- YOURS TRULY, ILOVEHaTERS! ————–

    • Seiryu

      28 in a few days I believe

      • ILOVEHaTERS!

        Really? He’s 28??!

        Whoa.

        Time sure does fly.

        • Kay

          The kid’s old!

          • Seiryu

            Still pretty amazing, I will not take that from him, I just think this one was a little force as someone else mentioned, maybe he was trying to accomplish to much as somebody else mentioned.

  • BEit

    Man… people sure are crying over this ending. It was a great book and a great way to end, leaving just enough holes to make a sick sequel (maybe a couple). Which by the way CP said he would do to solve the last few mysteries. So try to break free of the narrow-mindedness. It was a good book.

    • Seiryu

      For the last time is not the holes, but the contradictions, the rearranging of “facts” that are contradictory to his previous books, and his pre-release statements, stop been so accommodating   

      • Seiryu

        People accommodating artist whims is probably the reason why some don’t go the extra mile to make sure the product is of the highest quality. I mean if you are just content with whatever they create without really exploring how the story complements itself, fine, but don’t try to tell those of us that expect a cohesive story to do the same. 

        • Kevin

          Well said Seiryu

      • BEit

        What contradictions? I know he dint explain some things. And those that he disnt explain in this book will likely appear later, so where are the contradictions? I just see open ends.

        • Seiryu

          Thank you Kevin for your support. Beit, I tell you upfront that am not trying to be rude, but this is probably why you find the book so amazing, you haven’t really thought about it. I will give you a list of things previously mentioned, and my own ideas, by all menas this is not a comprehensive list:
          1. Why does Fírnen does not need to train with a living Dragon like Saphira did?
          2. Why can Arya become queen, when the eldunarí oppose the possibility of Eragon doing the same?
          3. Who gave Arya the right to make such decision w/o consulting them, the eldunarí is who I mean by them?
          4. Why is Islanzadí death when on the guide she still queen? I hope you know the guide is post book 4
          5. The story, and the writer leads to believe we will see an epic romance which end up been a True name exchange, to which I made the commented no wonder elf do not have that many children.
          6. How come Islanzadí die while trying to achieve what Roran, an illiterate and inexperience soldier, using Eljibaro’s words, actually accomplish. I think is clear she should know better with all her years of experience.
          7. I think I read something about waterfalls on Eldest that will impair the journey on Book 4, look for the comment, I think it included the page and everything.
          8. Does Arya know all the Riders “secrets” that she does not need training?
          9. Isn’t Arya’s choice out character? like someone said, her primary worry is the well being of Dragons, and Alagaesia right up to the end, she had lived apart from her people for that reason, now on their, Dragons and all the people, time of need, she chooses to side with her kind.
          10. Also, what someone else said, doesn’t her choice coupled with the fact that Eragon is living the land seem to tilt the situation in favor of the elfs.
          11. How come Galbatorix defeated Vrael with just a few enslave eldunarí at the time of the fall, when Vrael had so many on his side, and if you ask me this the most ridiculous of them all.
          12. How did the change the dragons brought about on Eragon help him defeat Galbatorix?
          13. How come Galbatorix found the name of all names in a 100 years, and the riders who had at least two thousand plus years didn’t. It would had been better to have the eldunari or Brom give Eragon the info or Eragon discovering it on his own in Vroengard which Paolini could have attributed to a spell that would not allow other than the one opening the vault from steeling it, and the have Eragon fight Galbatorix on a plain level field.
          14. Why Islanzadí, who wanted to right the wrong so bad insist on been part of the group actually confronting the King? Again out of character, trying to make the fact fit the conclusion in my humble opinion.
          There are more I just can remember all those I have read, or thought of myself. But when I do, I will add them just for you.

          • Kevin

            Don’t mess with with Seiryu …. he’ll chop you up!

          • Marshrenegade

            you are my HERO.  I think CP can say goodbye to the majority of his fan crowd with this awful stunt he pulled on us TT. TT

          • Vrael

            and what happened to dwarves hating flying 

          • JoeFire

            another good point @Vrael

          • BEit

            That’s alright. I appreciate it though. Youre not considering common sense explanations or deviations from how you think it should be. Just considering #1. All Firnen did was fly. Saphira could do that almost since birth. He didnt have battle training necessarily. Can’t you assume elves helped him out a little here? I don’t have time to address all these but I’m not trying to argue. Maybe it is me. There is logic to your points but you seem very picky like Paolini needs to walk you through every fact. He assumes you can implement your knowledge of the other books to figure certain thins out.

          • BelothIsAroundMyWaist

            I think Seiryu’s just noticing there are flaws to this storyline now that doesn’t make sense with the integrity of the story holes not loopholes but actual holes of his story now that brings it down in quality. Assuming us to implement knowledge is like saying ” make sense of it yourself becasue I make mistakes and I can’t or am too lazy to write this story cohesively”

  • Dom_modmod

    Hi Mike, I was just wondering what is to become of this site when Chris starts writing his Sci-Fi books. Will we have news updates about them or will we continue to discuss the Inheritance cycle. 

    Thanks

  • Lost But Hopeful

    Ok so i’m fine and good with all the loose ends in the book, but one thing is driving me crazy. Why in the world would you let urgals become riders?!?!? i mean here is this giant horned creature telling you time and again that there clans greatest pleasure in life is war and your going to rust them to uphold peace?!?!? How does that even remotely begin to make since????? hahaha, anyway loved the book, even love the fact that so much was left out, i mean would this many people be talking and begging for another book if he had givin a happy ending?? Leaving all these loose ends i would suspect may be a publicity stunt to get people back interested in a series no one has heard anything about over the last few year!

    • Eljibaro

      I can answer that, I think, it is because of Saphira. She knows dragons were misjudge, consider little more than animals, and they, Eragon and Saphira, believe that the link will help the Urgals overcome their lust for war, just like it change everyone else. Now, how are the dwarves going to get on the Dragons when they become as big as Glaedr, they are going to need a new saddle design so their feet don’t have to dangle to the side. LOL

      • Lost But Hopeful

        hahaaha, totally agree with about the dwarves! yea, those thoughts did come to me about the urgals, though i hadn’t been able to peace it all together, so thanks for your assistance, i just wanted to throw my meaningless bit of complaining out like all the rest of the, unsure-hopeful-disapointed-please write a 5th book, fans out there

        • Eljibaro

          Yeah, I didn’t mean anything by it, other than try to give you my theory

  • Volkman

    Paolini created a fantastic world in which to write this series. I thoroughly enjoyed Eragon, and it captivated me into this series. Eldest came along, and furthered my understanding of this amazing story. But then the third story came along. It was such an intense amount of information that Paolini had to break the third book into two (I can remember a book with a white cover called Empire, which was labeled on Borders’ computers as  “Coming Soon”), Brisingr and Inheritance. Brisingr continued the trend of brilliant writing, with a few surprises, but a couple of events in the book could of used detail. 
    Then, after years of waiting, came the conclusion, Inheritance. It was excellent, much like Brisingr in the beginning. But, some of the material was redundant. Detail, especially in battles, was somewhat lacking. I loved some parts, but other parts did not seem as refined. My personal favorite parts were Aroughs, Dras-Leona, Vroengard, and Nasuada’s captivity. Most parts in the book were good, but the end was unexpected. At first, I was angry that neither Eragon or Arya were willing to give up a duty, or at least compromise on them. Many will say that Eragon had to leave Alagaesia because of Angela’s prophecy. I don’t believe this is true. Eragon’s true name may have changed. Doesn’t this also mean that his destiny has changed, so the prophecy does not apply to him anymore? If he doesn’t have to leave, then he should raise the dragons with the elves. As to the “balance of power” Eragn talks about, it’s obvious that the elves are the superiors in this world. Roran knew it himself that they were worth at least 5 men in just fighting power, without magic.What about Arya? She didn’t have to become Queen of the Elves. The fact that a Rider is the leader of a race in Alagaesia already throws off the “balance of power.” She could have left Alagaesia with him to raise the dragons, and left the elven throne to someone who was not a Rider. Then power would be balanced, like Eragon wanted. Some logic here just does not fall together correctly for me, so if I am wrong someone kindly explain it to me so I can understand correctly.
    There were a few holes left in the story, but I think Paolini did some of this on purpose. Some information was not relevant to the plot, so it would only cause a later release for him to write in about that. Some of the holes may be the part of an epilogue that he may write in the future, or he may create a parallel series to this one, or he might even write a prologue to it. With the massive world that he has created, Paolini could write many more series’ about Alagaesia. I hope that he does write one book about Arya and Eragon again, because he wrote them as soul mates (if you believe in that sort of thing).
    Overall, the book was excellent. The ending was iffy, but it is Paolini’s book. It was a depressing was to end a thrilling series, but an understandable one. Kudos to Christopher.

    • Seiryu

      Thank you for putting it so eloquently, perhaps now the others excusing the shortcomings will understand. Don’t Christopher Paolini have the responsibility of presenting us with the best he has to offer. 

      • V4vedgiri

        Ikve read the book and seiryu….You are great. You’ve cleared up some things for me, which I’m grateful to. Now, I have a question. Do you think Eragon’s true name changd? I mean, it sems it did and even arya says how he isn’t te same boy from palancar valley anymore. Angela’s prophecy didn’t make hm leave. That’s ridiculous. His own decision t leave for the god of the riders was prophecized by her. Not the other way around. And finally, do you think its possble for arya to visit Eragon now and then? Why can’t she? She is arider, after all. And is cp going to write anything at all, to answer some of the missing details that he promisedM or to bring the couple together even slightly, besides the true names?

    • Agreed.

  • Aren

    Quote from the New Zealand Herald website: Found http://www.nzherald.co.nz/books/news/article.cfm?c_id=134&objectid=10765535

    While The Inheritance Cycle is now complete, Paolini doesn’t rule out eventually returning to Alagaesia’s magical milieu. “I laid the ground inBrisingr and Inheritance for several other stories I wish to tell,” he says. “But that’s not going to be one of my next few projects as I’ve got a whole bunch of other stories I want to tell. Not all of them are fantasy; some of them are sci-fi, mystery, thriller or horror. You name it; I’d like to try it. But at some point in the future I will go back to Eragon’s world. I’ve put too much work into creating this world and those characters that it would be a shame to walk away from it and never go back.
    This may be concrete evidence that there will either be a 5th book or some kind of spinoff novel.

    • Seiryu

      Your point been, what exactly. That I knew, and probably everyone who frequents this website, but I think he talking about the she-wolf because at the same time he was promising to deliver more on book 4 than he did. And the main argument been contested, I think, is that readers were mislead.

    • Dom_modmod

      i saw this site the other day. I really hope that he does decide to write another book set in alagaesia before he starts his sci-fi writing career.

  • Epic Romance

    I just want to thank CP for answering the question I have been dying to solve my entire life, which is what is an epic romance? I feel so retarded to have not figured out before that a truly epic romance requires the exchanging of true names. Therefore I would like to let you all know that my true name is John and I am so happy to have had an epic romance with all the people who read this post!

    • Seiryu

      Yeah! You are completely right, that is exactly why I have not had one of those, but I kind like the human kind of romance better, you know with the exchange of more than true names, after all, only the journey matters when you can have anything want with a few words, and I am just paraphrasing Rhunon, I am sure I got it all wrong.

      • Eljibaro

        Yet it seems as Arya and Eragon were content with the easy way by using magic words instead of taking the journey. To Seiryu, you are wrong men, you do have an epic romance, as all of us do, and it is with John. LOL

        • Eljibaro

          Sorry, I couldn’t stop myself, although, I will keep my promise of being nice to CP

          • Seiryu

            No wonder the elf do not have that many children, if all they do is exchange true names

  • Eric Hanson

    Where was all the things he promised us would be in this last book such as Broms seven words? I loved this book, it was one of my favorite of all time. Yet I feel like he left a lot of things out and I was saddened by the ending, why not end it on a happier note. Why have the last page of the book contain Eragon weeping? Great job Christopher I loved this series, but why didn’t you use another 100 pages and finish it right so we could have closed that last page of this book with a smile on our faces.

  • matt

    I don’t no about your others questions but i belive i know who Angela is… in the chapture the hall of the soothsayer  it talked of a oracle! I belive Angela is this oracle….wich explans to me why Angela is the way she is and why Solembum chooses to be around her.  If you do not agree with me plz send me your thoughts to hammz .hammz @ yahoo.com
      

    • Seiryu

      I agree with you 110%, it will be a good reason for the elf to respect her so much

  • InheritanceDiscusser

    Here are my main thoughts on the book…

    1.  I wanted Eragon and Arya together at the end SO badly, but I’ve slept on it now and can accept the fact that it IS open ended.  Angele said in her prophecy that Eragon’s EPIC romance would outlast empires.  Whether that has been fulfilled or not is left up to the reader, and I for one believe that their romance has barely begun.  They are both young and the leaders of the new riders, I find it hard to believe they could never see each other again, even if Eragon will never return to Alegaesia again, CP never said Arya couldnt go see him, or one day give up her crown and leave like Eragon. And its just a prophecy, you never know, eragon could say screw it and make some trips home anyway.

    2.  I couldnt be happier with how Murtagh and Thorn ended up.  I don’t think I could have hoped for any better.  Things are left open with Nasuada as well which I was happy about; they could be good for each other.  Also, Murtagh and Thorn would be welcome with Eragon wherever he ends up and I’m sure they will meet again.

    3.  Lastly, those ending battle scenes were SO COOL.  Barst’s death was almost even cooler than Galby and Shruikan’s.  Roran is a badass, so is Arya.  Murtagh redeemed himself, Thorn stepped up.  The final scenes in Urubean (spelling :/) were the most fun to read in the entire series for me.

    • Seiryu

      Fine with them not ending together, and fine with loose end left for other books, but what about other people comments which I believe are valid, namely the out of character death of Islanzadi at the hands of Barst to justify Arya becoming queen, Sloan. Like I said Eljibaro may have been up to something.

  • Kreative-Dragon

    So it wasn’t the happy ending you were expecting? It wasn’t all handed to you nicely wrapped up on a silver plate?
    Well too bad.
    That’s actually how I like my books (Hunger games anyone?) I like the hero to not Blaze across the finish line unscathed. I like knowing that it wasn’t completely fixed. It makes it more realistic, and more enjoyable.
    And for all of you saying he did not fulfill his “promises”. When where those statements made? HOW MUCH HAS THE BOOK CHANGED SINCE THEN? Being a starving writer myself, I know that you can lay out the plotline, be absolutely certain that is what will happen, and then one small butterfly screws the whole thing over.
    So there, if Eragon hadn’t have eaten that snalgli, we would know if Tenga and Angela were Grey Folk or not.

    • Seiryu

      LOL, maybe that has something to do with your starving situation

      • Kreative-Dragon

        what, that I can’t keep to a roughed out plotline I made out years ago? People change, and because of that, your characters change. Simple as that. Even Short Story writers find that every once in a while.

      • Seiryu

        Do you mean to say that you will let the snalgli get on the way of creating a cohesive and credible story, and end off having to change the end for something that doesn’t entirely apply to the story line you have presented in all your previous writings. Because as long as I can tell that is what most people have been arguing. Well then, I will say this: perhaps, that is why you are a starving writer, and I am just using your own words. 

        • Kreative-Dragon

          What I’m saying is that one train of thought leads to a stream, and that stream to a River and this river might have been better suited for what Chris wanted to do. He said over and over again he would return to this world, so what’s to say he decided to keep from cluttering up the book with all the things that “needed” to be tied up. There are bigger stories that need to be told with those ends, and I am certain we will get our Red eyed rabbits and Seven words later on. Would you rather wait for another story, or shift through a cluttered mess that jumped from thought to thought?

          • Seiryu

            I will rather get a story that makes sense, I think Eljibaro was up to something earlier. Although, I wouldn’t go as far as he did in regards to his comments on Christopher Paolini.

          • Kreative-Dragon

            For me it worked. Like I said before, I hate having all the answers spoon fed to me. Now I can sit and debate, puzzle, and theorize on all the loose ends until the next book in this world comes out.

          • Seiryu

            Spoon feeding is not the same as to rearranging facts to try to validate the ending, especially when they contradict the story. It is so obvious that people noticed them before they even had the chance to read the book twice.

  • guest

    My personal ending to this story because I was so dissatisfied by the real ending… Thanks to JimmyV for the inspiration:

    The Talíta
    continued to advance another half league down the river before Eragon finally straightened
    and resigned himself to staring at the silvery pools that reflected the shafts
    of moonlight from the water. He brushed the tears from his eyes before turning
    to face Saphira.

    “It seems fate would have us continue forward still,” He
    said.

    Yes and if we are to
    prevail –

    She stopped abruptly as if disturbed by some presence. Then,
    overwhelming surprise filled their mental link.

    Eragon look!

    He spun around just in time to feel the air vibrate around
    him and a powerful breeze brush against his face; tousling his hair and
    carrying with it the familiar sent of crushed pine needles.

    Like an emerald star streaking across the sky, Fírnen swept past the Talita,
    dropping Arya to the deck below. She landed lithely and righted herself. Her eyes
    glistened and down the sides of her cheeks streamed tears as clear and
    brilliant as starlight, but she said nothing. Gaping, he stared at her and she at
    him. A sheepish grin slid across his face.

    “I see you,” he said, remembering the words he had spoken to
    her so long ago.

    “And I you,” she said in a choked voice.

    And there on the deck of a ship destined to take him away
    from everything he had ever known, Eragon stared into Arya’s eyes and beheld a
    sense of pain and longing the likes of which he had never felt or seen before.

    Before another thought could cross his mind, Arya closed the
    distance between them in two bounding strides and flung herself against him,
    hugging him fiercely. In that instant, he felt her soft form press against him
    and her black tresses caressing his face. Wrapping his own arms around her, he
    pressed her head to his and he knew they could both feel the other’s tears on
    their cheeks.

    “I would not abandon you now Eragon,” she sobbed lightly. Then
    in the ancient language, “I love you.”

     He wanted to reply in
    kind, but the tears in his eyes and the joy in his heart would not allow it to
    come quickly. She did not give him any more time to think on the matter however.
    Tilting her face upward, Arya brought her lips to his and they shared a kiss he
    knew would last centuries.

    It was brief, but so passionate that Eragon felt like every
    fiber of his being resonated with a sense of peace and fulfillment. He knew
    then that this was where he belonged in the world.

    Tilting her head back, Arya parted their lips and brought
    one hand up to cup Eragon’s face.

    You have given up much
    to bring peace to Alagaesia, said Firnen softly.

    “But most of all, you have given the people of this land
    hope for a better and brighter future,” murmured Arya.

    It has become a part
    of our legacy Eragon, roared Saphira triumphantly.

    “Aye, and it has become their inheritance,” he said smiling.

    Overhead, the moon still shone with its pale light, but
    Eragon knew that the dawn would soon comeand with it a future he could share with the people he cherished more than life itself.

    The End

    • Seiryu

      If only they not staying together was the only problem with the book, people wouldn’t have said as much as they have…

    • Neoshinji14

      That was great. Many will see this as the legal epilogue of the book lol. If only they had share a kiss. Just a small, passioate kiss. No one I think would have bash the book. Lol Only one kiss would have made all the other holes dissapear. Thank you for a nice ending lolXD

  • Aren

    lol, in the first 1000 odd comments people are dissing CP from every angle, but now the comments are getting milder. I for one, while disappointed in the ending, am content to hope for a potential 5th book

  • Eljibaro

    You know what, I really don’t have any right to question CP, after all, it is his story. I apologize because I know I have been unnecessarily rude to Mr. Christopher Paolini, and I have not shown the respect such a talented human being deserves. CP, I will shut up now, sorry for all the ranting, if you do the epilogue in the Deluxe Edition, I will by the book.

  • M C

    I was overturned by two things

    A. Eragon and Arya leaving each other, I coulndt bear to see it end this way, please, paloni, write more books, i would like to see them together eventually

    B. Eragon uses the true name of the ancient language very lightly, (he uses it in a ton of spells once he learns it)

    • Kreia F.

      Yeah. ‘The Word’ doesn’t feel like that-one-word-that-could-bring-about-the-terrible-and-great-and-beautiful with its repeated use and abuse. Shouldn’t using it take some effort for the characters? Or maybe that’s just me…

  • Jenn Piano

    I really hope there’s a book 5 there are WAY too many lose ends in this book!

    • THE RIDDLER

      can anyone tell me d story atleast spoilers..??

      • hoke

        eragon ends up with arya and they have a kid the riddler….

  • Jonathan

    i like the ending, although it felt rather abrupt, it was fitting to not have a happily ever after ending.  the ending was what it should have been. 

    the issue i have is that none of the real questions i have were answered.  just who the hell is tenga, and who is angela, and why does solembum choose to be around her, and who is the mysterious woman who travels with a girl, and what were those 7 words?!

    i am also slightly perturbed about the entrance of Greenie…Firnen…i understand that to bring in a new dragon earlier would have made the book longer, because you would need to develop the character, so he came in at the right time i guess, but it bothered me.  also that saphira suddenly couldn’t control herself anymore and got all up on a 2 month old dragon…

    here’s the bottom line-the problem i have is NOT with the sad ending, NOT with the relationship status’s’s’s of everyone, because that, i feel, was inevitable and fortold.  the problem i have is that none of the quirky questions were answered.

    people have been saying ‘well he’s leaving it open for a 5th book’. OK, GREAT!  AT LEAST TELL ME IF TENGA IS A GREY FOLK, then go write a book about him, I WILL STILL BUY IT!!  i just want to know those answers, for goodness sakes, and they can be answered in single sentences!!  why on earth wouldn’t you put that in CP?! leaving answers like that open is just annoying.  answering them is simple, IDENTIFY the 7 words, IDENTIFY the traveling women, IDENTIFY angela, thats all!  thats the information we want.  then you can write a whole book developing a story about them if you want, and we’ll all buy it because we’re all suckers for elves, magic, WOW, and fantasy.

    i’m done being an online bigot, ’nuff said.

  • Lforce

    I love the description of Firnen. He is most definitely my favorite dragon (including those from the past and the eldunari) of the series. It was unfortunate that we see so little of him. I never thought a green dragon (green being the most common color in myth and legend) would be so compelling.  All in all a great story. 

    It did leave me wondering about Paolini’s inspirations:

    Narnia:

    The Deplorable Word > The Word (name of the ancient language)

    Harry Potter:

    Remorse only way for Voldemort to save his soul > Galbatorix understanding what he has done being the only way to defeat him

    Lord of the Rings:

    Frodo and Gandalf leaving forever on ship > Eragon leaving forever on a ship

    NOTE: Not criticising, these are just connections that I made, so I guess I would just like to ask him if given the opportunity.

    • OMGReally?

      star wars: the return of the Jedi:

      the emperor watches while luck and vader fight each other, then vader becomes good and kills the emperor

      Galbatorix watches whiles Eargon and Murthag fight each other (Red blade, blue/green blade == red light saber blue/green light saber) then Murthagh turns good and Makes Gabatorix weak by taking off hi wards)

  • The Shadow in the Sunlight

    It seems that everyone has something to say about the book so I thought i’d put my 2 cents in as well. I’m a big fan of the series (although after reading that faded a little) and a big fan of this site as well.

    I can’t deny the fact that I was very disappointed at how the series was wrapped up. After the announcement that there was going to be a fourth book I was expecting EVERYTHING to be wrapped up or at least give us loyal readers a sense of closure. With the last three books I CP has definitely had a style I had come to know him with. However it didn’t seem that way for this book.
    Besides the obvious things that weren’t addressed that everyone here seems to have pointed out there’s one thing that I didn’t see yet (or I just missed it). When did Eragon decide to start eating meat again? That one took me by surprise. I remember in Brisingr he ate it out of desperation but I thought that was it.
     
    Dont get me wrong i enjoyed the book 100% but the ending messed it up for me. CP is an amazing writer so for him to end off this amazing series like that really throws me off. It seemed to me that once he got over the main problem (defeating Galbatorix) he just tried to rush through everything. It was a letdown for me because I was hoping he would end it off with giving his fans the closure that we all wanted. There’s just so many things that didn’t/have to be addressed. Not to mention everything he left out that was supposed to be in the book.

    I’m personally an Eragon X Arya fan and how that ended up really made me POed at first. After all the subtle hints throughout the whole series and and it ended up with nothing. I understand that sharing your true name is a BIG DEAL, but that’s all we got. I mean its bittersweet I guess but it made no sense that she became queen in the first place which in essence ruined the whole getting together thing. Why she would become queen when before she expressed she had no desire to rule is weird. Plus her excuse is even more BS because she says Eragon already swore to Nasuada (sp?) and the dwarves, yes he did BUT he was leaving Alagaesia. No rider should be tied to one race and he was breaking off such ties of service but she didn’t seems rather hypocritical. She seems so out of character for that it doesn’t seem like the Arya i came to know.

    The book was good don’t get me wrong I zoomed through it. But for me personally it just didn’t seem as good as the previous three. There was a person who commented before who I think put it best, they said that it seemed like CP made the ending like he did and left things unanswered is because he may be saving it for a book 5. If this wasn’t the final book then I wouldn’t have minded as much. To all the people who enjoyed the ending I don’t mean to insult anyone, just giving my personal opinion on it is all.

    • Atabi

      I really do hope he does, cause he has to answer a lot of questions that we (the readers and fans) have. You put that well. That’s pretty much how I felt.

    • Dom_modmod

      the whole bit about her becoming queen was because at the time that she became queen eragon was aligned with the other 2 races (dwarves and humans) and so she would align the riders with the elves to balance it out. maybe now that he has gone, the riders (now) seem to be only aligned with the elves…which would seem unfair to the other races. in this case she might hopefully drop the crown and go with eragon to the east

  • Atabi

    I thought it was cool how the Urgals and Dwarves got to be apart of the pact to be chosen as Riders!

    • hoke

      but not the werecats?

  • Arrétay

    Maybe the seven words that Brom told Eragon were Galbatorix’s true name.

    • Or were inconsequential ?

      • Arrétay

        Haha! Yeah. He never said them specifically, it’s just a something I thought of when I read that part. He left a lot of things unsaid. 

      • Eljibaro

        Yeah, but author said they will come to play, and they didn’t, on book 4.

        • Atabi

          I’m saying that the seven words might have been Galbatorix’s true name.

          • Eljibaro

            Wouldn’t Brom know Eragon will have die if he try to use them, why give them to him then, Eragon all ready could had guess Galbatorix true nature was evil….

          • Eljibaro

            Maybe it was part of the spell he used, oh!!! yeah but CP never told us which is my point, he said we will learn of them….

          • Eljibaro

            Plainly over promise and frustrated with what was delivered. False advertisement, create a hype for what, to not even follow the planned story line. And how do I know this, well, Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia, and the reference to E vs G battle, the need for Eragon transformation. On and on I could go….

          • Eljibaro

            Oh. and before they banned for commenting, what is CP answer, oh maybe an epilogue on the Deluxe Edition, is this Black Ops, post release maps, so we can buy the separate epilogue, or do we have to buy the whole book. I thought I already paid for the whole story, wasn’t that the point of making four books instead of four. And where the hell is CP, enjoying the money, all the way to the bank….

          • Eljibaro

            I meant four books instead of three, all the waiting, and all we will probably get as an answer is: well, screw you if you don’t like it, it is my story and I do it as I well please, kind like Galby but as a form of excuse for the mismatch, plus, the now to customary: you will have to buy a whole new version of the same freaking book if you want to know what happens. Sorry I was an Army guy, NO EXCUSES WE SAY, so I will not dropped. I’ll tell you more: Terry Brooks questions in the story line resolved end the end, George R.R. Martin kills with impunity but then again his characters are full of flaws just like normal people, so you may expect them doing the wrong thing and getting kill, and it is fun. All mighty Queen of the elf, Islanzadí, not written that way. Arya not written the way she end it, her options are not quite justified. Three books of a story line which its simplicity made it genial, for what? So, can he try to surprise us, and with such poor reasoning. Blah!!!! 

          • Christopher Paolini

            No comment

          • Eljibaro

            No comment, really CP,  I love your first three books, the idea of a boy, such as you were when you started, to right such an amazing story, simple, genial, flawless like Rhunön’s work seem to me amazing. I have read the books to my kid, I told my family and friends to buy them for their kids. Read them my self more than seven times already, I stopped counting after seven, you see I am disable and have little else to do and I don’t sleep well. Why change it, in what seems to me a poor way, I mean I think of you as a genius. Can you really say that you didn’t fix things to change the end.

          • Eljibaro

            I meant write, when you started to write.

          • Eljibaro

            You know what, I really don’t have any right to question CP, after all, it is his story. I apologize because I know I have been unnecessarily rude to Mr. Christopher Paolini, and I have not shown the respect such a talented human being deserves. CP, I will shut up now, sorry for all the ranting, if you do the epilogue in the Deluxe Edition, I will by the book.

  • Garrett Downard

    I hate the “what now” feeling I get after reading really good books like this.  It makes me feel hollow and sad.  I do have to say, thought, that Paolini did a great job, and I’m thankful that he wrote the series, despite the obvious challenges.

    • Eljibaro

      As we all are, i would venture to think we all are, but as I have said before, it was force, not flawless in the end. First three just like Rhunön’s master craftmanship, not the essence of the thing but close enough, this one seems as one of Horst whacking jobs. Wonder why, read it again, or read on this comments so you may understand….

    • Garrett Downard

      I’m looking forward to a fifth book.  While I think that the fourth book is great, there are some loose ends that need to be tied up.  I was very disappointed that Arya and Eragon didn’t truly 
      ‘get together’, so to speak, but its probably for the best right now.  Besides, it matches their character better.  I foresee them getting together in a future novel, though.

    • Arrétay

      Yeah same here. Although, he left a lot of thing just floating out there that really needed answering, or telling what happened to people such as Tenga. He needs to make another book with some explanations.

  • kobe

    clearly my favorite and the best book in the inheritance series. my amazon first day shipping got mest up -__- so i got the book late, but i have read nonstop and it was truly amazing. Epic beyond belief, many surprising twists and turns, and an extremely sad ending. Truly a masterpiece. i just wished arya and eragon could have gotten together, and he better write another book! i’m extremely sad we’ll never be with eragon again 🙁

  • Garrett Downard

    Sorry that this all runs together.  In the preview, this post had 4 or so paragraphs.

  • Garrett Downard

    To all those disappointed over the ending of Inheritence:

    It is an open ending, and as such is designed to leave the outcome open to interpretation.  That is what makes a great series great; not that everything is neatly tied up, but rather is open to speculation.  I think Paolini did a spectacular job in writing this book and achieved his greatest work yet. Make no mistake, the ending is by no means “perfect”, but through its flaws it achieves a higher level of perfection than would be possible with a cliche hollywood-esqe conclusion.  The ending isn’t perfect in the sense that all is resolved, but such is life.  The sad, somewhat bittersweet but yet hopeful ending makes the story far more realistic and contributes to the overall quality of the series.  Further, the emotions evoked by the style and structure of the ending, as were formerly enumerated, mesh well with the emotions Paolini is trying to capture in Eragon’s departure, as well as the themes of one era fading and another being born and the younger generation coming of age and taking on the position of the ‘elder’ generation.  To sum up the aforementioned thought, the ending accents the general theme of change, and Paolini stuck true to Eragon’s observation in that change is neither good nor bad.  As such, the ending is neither distinctly good nor bad, but rather acceptable, and in being such achieves a higher level of artistic perfection.  No one would be happy if the book ended with the words “…and they lived happily ever after.” Everything in Inheritence turned out as good is it could be and still maintain the integrity of the series.  Of course I would liked to have seen Eragon and Arya kiss, or better yet live together (on this matter, you have to consider that they told each other their true names, which in elven culture is a far more significant gesture than a kiss).  But despite these qualms, the ending is great and as I stated all the better for its imperfections.  I agree with Ryanr5: give it time to sink in.  Again, I think Christopher Paolini did a wonderful job in writing Inheritence, and demonstrated literary prowess far beyond his years.  And, Christopher Paolini has stated that he won’t leave Alagaesia forever; at some point he will write more on this topic.  Perhaps he’ll continue Eragon’s story and resolve these mysteries.  However, he would be hard pressed to continue Eragon’s saga if there weren’t unexplained aspects of the series.

    • Eljibaro

      Doesn’t it seem force, read the first three and tell me this is what they were leading to, point in case, just as someone else mentioned, Islanzadí is alive in the Guide to Alagaesia, just to mention only one of the things that seems force into the story to accomplish the open ending you so much defend, when in Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr everything seems to flow. And you think is better, Really????

      • DragonsAreAwesome

        In Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia Christopher never said that Islanzadi was alive.  He had to make us infer it was so because it would be a big spoiler if he had instead

        Arya
        Queen of the elves and daughter of the late Islanzadi.

        He didn’t lie but he has to keep some secrets.
        And I still don’t understand why you say “forced” or what you mean.  I think the story runs very smoothly.

      • Garrett Downard

        The ending didn’t seem forced to me.  If Paolini intended to end the saga of Eragon here, as it is, then this wouldn’t be the best ending.  However, I doubt that he is planning on doing this.  As I have stated elsewhere, the unanswered questions do upset me, but I believe they are to be answered in a later novel (especially Eragon’s romance with Arya.  On this matter I was the most upset, but it is likely for the best.  It would be contradictory to Arya’s earlier character for her to abandon her people and sense of duty for selfish desires)

  • Marshrenegade

    I’m willing to put the next three years of my life in agony for that deluxe edition I’ve been hearing about.  TT.TT Eragon… you better use her name, transport her butt over there and… ’nuff said

  • Yaeli

    I finished the book not thirty minutes ago – and I was crying as I flipped the cover closed, ending what was truly “The End.”
    It was magnificent. It was awe-inspiring. It was all I figured it would be, and more. It left me wanting, no, begging, for more.
    So much happened, and this book was, by far, my most favored of the entire series – of that, there is no doubt. I was, in no way, shape or form, disappointed by the conclusion of this magnificent series. Paolini has grown in his writing as the series grew.
    Well done, Paolini. Well done.

  • Ryanr5

    I am disappointed that everyone is upset because the book didn’t end with that happily ever after ending.  I believe CP didn’t want to fall into Disney’s style of writing a childrens story and he assumed that his audience would be able to grow up a little and realize that not everything always works out in the end.  In reality, everything worked out the way that was best for Alagaesia.  Eragon is able to train the new riders without influence from the outside world, and just because he never returns, who is to say that Arya will never visit him? It was a very mature ending and I thoroughly approved of it.  It may seem as though questions were not answered, but many of them were if you learn how to read what is meant, not just the words on the page. The only thing I was disappointed with is that I want to know how Eragon and the Saphira, as well as the Dragon Riders, progess in the future.  I would not be upset if CP wrote a sequel or short story that informs the reader about what life is like in say one or two hundred years.  You all seem upset about things, but consider that Roran’s life, as well as other characters, are going to end much sooner than Eragon’s will.  Him leaving now is not much different than him leaving in 30 years or 40 years when Roran and Katrina have died and a new ruler has taken over for Nasuada.  Surely Eragon can extend people’s life, but ask yourself if those people would really want him to do that?  I don’t believe they would.  Don’t make initial judgments of the book immediately after finishing it.  Give it time to sink in and reexamine it later.  I think your opinion will change.

    • pey

      I loved how it ended! And what I don’t get is how some ppl are saying is that eragon and arya don’t have a romance but they doooooooooooooooooo!

    • Melodia

      Totally agree with you

    • Eljibaro

      I am a grown up man, and still I say the deeds don’t fit the whole story, major oversights mentioned before. can you explain how they fit into the whole thing? Training is best done with hands on, not in a vacuum. The end of the story means the end which is always better when everything has been said and explore, Riders are there to oversee the races, how can Eragon accomplish that from afar, Roran and Katrina, Nasuada are not the only thing Eragon should be concern about, his responsibilities to Alagaesia should come first. Why is Arya allowed to become Queen, but everyone is concern with Eragon becoming king, even the elduanrí were worried about the possibility. Who is Arya to make a decision and act in a vacuum, without consulting the eldunarí. Why is Arya so concern with only her people when she had far greater concerns before, namely the future of the Dragons, and now that she can better accomplish, and influence them, she just resolves into just helping her race. Tell me Islanzadi’s death is logical, and I will tell you it was just written to fix Arya’s decision, how can she make such a monumental mistake. And by the way I have read the book twice since I have a lot time, and don’t sleep much, you can see all my posting to know I tell you I have a lot time. Finally, everyone expected an epic romance because that is what we were led to believe, we were also led to believe this was a story of self-realization, and yet Eragon seem more petty than when he started. I mean at least Galbatorix and his Forsworn beat Vrael almost on their own since Vrael should had had the hidden eldunarí supports during the fall, Eragon couldn’t even do that.

      • Ryanr5

        Most of your ranting is rather illogical to me. I don’t understand what it is you are trying to say.  Take a minute to clear your thoughts and then try to explain in a more coherent manner, please.

      • Garrett Downard

        When Galbatorix attacked Vrael, he had a fairly large number of eldunari, the help of the 13 and their dragons, a shade, and the dark magics he learned from the spirits in said shade.  Further, he used and underhanded trick (kicking him between the legs) to defeat Vrael.  Eragon defeated a mad king with far more eldunari than he, the aforementioned advantages (minus the shade and the forsworn), and the true name of the ancient language (btw, which he said he found written on a tablet; he didn’t discover it by thinking about it).  I think Eragon faced a more daunting challenge.

    • Aren

      Well said.

  • YEAHBUDDY

    so sad at the end..didnt want it to end like that. i was also hoping that we would see Tenga again.

  • HLB

    I can’t believe a writer as (supposedly) good as CP could have produced such a dissappointing ending to what was meant to be an ‘epic’ conclusion to a stunning series. Did he even bother to consider all the loose ends he had to tie up and the questions that needed answering? Apparently not. What happened to the epic romance we were promised? Just one kiss between Eragon and Arya might have saved CP’s entire series. But there was nothing. Four books filled with hints and build-ups and then … nothing. Sort of encapsulates my whole feeling towards the series at the moment. Arrrgghhh, CP, how could you mess up so badly!?!

    • pey

      Arya and Eragon told each other their true names which rarley ever happens… Eragon had his duties while Arya had hers. But in the end Arya did love Eragon because they did exchange their true names thats what i think

      • Drangel

        well, she probably knew he couldn’t do much with it, so she was like ‘meh, I’ll give you some hope…”

    • pey

      I also think their romance takes place after the book

    • Yaeli

      But they did have their entimacy. They shared their true names, and Arya stated that, if he still felt the same way about her in a decade, then she would return his love.
      The fact that she stayed with him all the way to the edge of the drawn map, prolonging both her sadness, Eragon’s, Saphira’s, and Firnan’s just shows how much they value and care for one another.
      To me, Angela’s prophecy came true – and they had a happy ending, albeit, in a different manner than we all expected.

      • Aren

        i agree. Who is to say that an elven romance is more about the physicality than the compassion. I for one think that they still care very deeply for each other, and i believe it mirrors that poem i Eragon ( the song brom sings as they approach teirm), about  2 lovers separated by the sea

  • Metfan4eva57

    At least a kiss between Eragon and Arya would’ve been nice…..

    • Crazyjjvols

      couldnt have said it better!!!! wish more than anything that this could have happened.

    • Arya<3

      Arya did kiss eragon beofre leaving to vroengard

      • Vlatkovichka

        BAH in a brow!

  • Eranaut

    Like, what the freak, I spent 3 years, and an all-nighter for no last hug!?!?!?!? GRAHHHHH!!! 

  • Marshrenegade

    you know that this means we NEED a book 5!!!  Eragon and Arya NEED that kiss!

  • pey

    What are broms 7 words? Think I might know but Im not sure. What do you think?

    • Ryan rigsby

      always(1) say(2) please(3) and(4) thank(5) you(6) penis (7)

      • pey

        Thanks your so inmature!

    • Arya<3

      I would guess that seven death words that Oromis taught him.

    • cheerios

      these are my last words, my son.

  • Sparkle

    Ok…. What is with Saphira meeting Firnen and having crazy dragon sex after 2 minutes, and at the same time ripping him up?

    • Melodia

      Kinky… MUAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    • Lforce

      I interpreted it as they had a chance to know each other while they were in their eggs

  • Anil Patel

    WHO AND WHAT IS ANGELA!?!

    • Aurora

      Ya. CP never told the story of Angela the herbalist. She’s a confusing person and I would love to hear her story. If CP does write a fifth book (which I hope he does) he should include the story of Angela.

  • Guest

     There WAS an epic romance between Eragon and Arya.  They, literally, opened their soul to each other by exchanging true names.  Is that not an epic romance?

  • TheSoothsayer

    I’m sick of all the people saying that this book was terrible. I agree that it isn’t CP’s best book but by no means it is terrible. I feel it was fairly well written up until the last 100-150 pages. Like most people here I am disappointed that many things were left unanswered.But that does not make a reason to despise the book.
    I personally did not enjoy the book as much as the others but I do feel that people are being really harsh after all this took many years for CP.

    • Moony2shoes

      It was terrible, any series that ends with so many unanswered questions and weak explanations behind the questions that are answered should be considered crap. What happens to Nasuada/Murtagh? I’d love to see them get together. And Eragon and Arya’s parting was both unnecessary and dissatisfying (No kiss? seriously?) I’ve been a fan of this series since Eragon first came out, and the ending really lowers my opinion of the whole series. Overall, the dissatisfaction of the ending to such a great series reminds me of the LOST finale. So much hype, ‘all of your questions will be answered!’ promises and the ultimate product is such a letdown.

      • Pyotr09

        Your criticisms are ridiculous

        • moony2shoes

          okay, I have to admit all but the last 200-100 pages was pretty good, if a little slow. I just finished the book about an hour ago and I’m so mad about the loose ends. 

      • Garrett Downard

        It is an open ending, and as such is designed to leave the outcome open to interpretation.  That is what makes a great series great; not that everything is neatly tied up, but rather is open to speculation.  I think Paolini did a spectacular job in writing this book and achieved his greatest work yet. Make no mistake, the ending is by no means “perfect”, but through its flaws it achieves a higher level of perfection than would be possible with a cliche hollywood-esqe conclusion.  The ending isn’t perfect in the sense that all is resolved, but such is life.  The sad, somewhat bittersweet but yet hopeful ending makes the story far more realistic and contributes to the overall quality of the series.  Further, the emotions evoked by the style and structure of the ending, as were formerly enumerated, mesh well with the emotions Paolini is trying to capture in Eragon’s departure, as well as the themes of one era fading and another being born and the younger generation coming of age and taking on the position of the ‘elder’ generation.  To sum up the aforementioned thought, the ending accents the general theme of change, and Paolini stuck true to Eragon’s observation in that change is neither good nor bad.  As such, the ending is neither distinctly good nor bad, but rather acceptable, and in being such achieves a higher level of artistic perfection.  No one would be happy if the book ended with the words “…and they lived happily ever after.”  

        Again, I think Christopher Paolini did a wonderful job in writing Inheritence, and demonstrated literary prowess far beyond his years.  And, Christopher Paolini has stated that he won’t leave Alagaesia forever; at some point he will write more on this topic.  Perhaps he’ll continue Eragon’s story and resolve these mysteries.  However, he would be hard pressed to continue Eragon’s saga if there weren’t unexplained aspects of the series.

        • Jonathan

          you used ‘as such’ and ‘being such’ in the same sentence. such madness.

      • kobe

        okayyy first of all the lost ending was dope! and so was this, both were extremely sad and if u didn’t feel sad then i don’t even know. not one story ties up EVERY lose end. lord of the rings: what happened to legolas, arwen after aaragon dies etc. what happens to frodo and gandalf, harry potter: what happens to nevelle, slughorn etc. all these books were amazing

        • Aren

          VARIOUS SPOILERS AHEAD: NOT RELATING TO BOOK 4
          legolas went with gimli to the undying lands after king elessar died. Arwen went to ceren amroth in Lorien to die. Frodo and gandalf went to the undying lands (as you well know). Neville became professor of herbology while slughorn became head of slytherin i assume.

      • DragonsAreAwesome

        What interviews did you read?  “All your questions will be answered”  Christopher specifically said that he wouldn’t answer everything to keep open the opportunities of future stories.  He answered everything that was important to this plotline.

        And why on earth would you want everything answered?  The best stories always have open ends to keep the mystery and excitement.  I would find it boring if everything was cut and dry with no room to manoever.  Open ends gives fans room to imagine.  At least in my view, things always seem less awesome when I know every about it because the mystery always gives things power and awe.   There is nothing wrong with things being unanswered.

        Secondly, you know what happened to Nasuada and Murtagh (she became queen and he left for the north-sorry if I spoiled the book for you).  Sure, many people would love to see them together but would it have seemed logical?  Wouldn’t that have changed their characters?  Do you think Nasuada could have kept the support of the people by marrying Murtagh?  Even though some things were under Murtaghs orders, the empire would still have seen him as the one whoterrorized them and do you think the Varden would like him?  How about the dwarves?  Do you think Murtagh would be happy surrounded by people who hate him.  Do you think Nasuada would have sacrified everything:  peace, leadership, the unity of the empire for her love?  She would not be supported as leader if she was with Murtagh.  I found what happened logical and satisfying.  At least he didn’t die!!! and I was afraid of that.

        Thirdly, about the parting, I know we all want to see them together but they have always put the need of others before themselves.  It would have been out of character if Arya had suddenly been all romantic because eventhough through books 3 and 4 she showed signs of affection, she never went beyond the boundaries of friendship.  Both did their duty to their people.

        No one will ever be completely satisfied but you can’t dislike the series just because it didn’t have the ending you wanted.  It is Christopher’s story!!  I find that the reason some people dislike the book is that it has been so many years since the last they have become so set in their theories and expectations that it is hard for them to believe anything different.   It is just my opinion but I think the book was just amazing.

  • BOSS

    I purchased the book today morning and read it by today evening. LIKE A BOSSS.
    on a less arrogant note, awesome book. 

  • Sallystar6of7

    CANT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED IN THE VAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS NONE OF MY FAMILY WANTS TO HEAR IT CAUSE THEY HAVENT READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Faron

      SAME HERE!!!!!!!!!! GOOD THING 2 OF MY FRIENDS READ IT OR ELSE I WOULD DIE!!!!!!!!!!

    • Meeeeeeeeee . . .

      I DON’T KNOW ANYONE WHO’S READ IT!!!  AAAAAAAGGGGGGG!!!   drives me insane.

  • Dom_modmod

    if you search  ‘christopher paolini’ in google news… this is the second thing down…

    “The burning questions asked by fans around the world will finally be answered in this last installment,” … “All will be revealed!”

    all will be revealed???

    • Garrett Downard

      Paolini has stated that he is eventually going to write a 5th book, and I don’t see it ending there.  Not that that is a bad thing; I look foreward to future books.  There is a tremendous amount of literary potential in Alagaesia, though.  I imagine that these questions will be answered in future installments.

  • cjnovi

    I believe that Angela was the Soothsayer from the Hall of the Soothsayer in urubaen, I’m extremely disappointed how we were kept in the dark about her, I looked forward to that almost more than the rest of the book. And I’m extremely disapointed in the not knowing pretty much all the questions that Hamish MW wrote. Although, I know people say to “use your imagination” but seriously? Other than that, I am extremely satisfied with this book.

    • Hollyb

      Me too! As soon as I read about the first Soothsayer, I automatically thought Angela. I think CP was hinting at that.

  • Hamish MW

    What did the Menoa tree actually take?
    Who is Tenga and what is his purpose?
    What is Angela’s name?
    Who are the women?
    Where are the Raz’ac eggs?
    What will become of Thorn and Murtagh?
    Angela? Half elf? Soothsayer? Something else? We will never know. 

    Well done CP truly epic 

    • Hamish MW

      In addition..
      Where is the Belt of Beloth the wise?
      Why does Brisingr actually burst in to flames?
      Broms 7 words? 

      • Hamish MW

        Man who can see the lights? 

        • Cjnovi

          In his interviews he made it seem like these questions, other than beloth the wise and other such questions that happened to occur within the 4th book, would be answered. It makes me sad to know this is the end of it, and my information on all these matters will, remain in the dark.

          • Hamish MW

            Hmm he is a crafty one! I have a feeling he will write a prequel from Broms point of view, in which we might learn more about Angela, Tenga and the women.

          • Cjnovi

            That would be incredibly interesting!!!

          • Cjnovi

            Oh and btw! Who ever else reads this and is wondering, those two women, that everyone is confused about…. They’re the ones that saved Roran in urubaen…. In case you didn’t catch that.

          • clawx2

            I’m pretty sure they are the two women that Angela and Solembrum talked to in Book 3…

          • Hamish MW

            Yep

          • Crazyjjvols

            i hope we have a 5th book. a prequel would be good, but i would  much rather have another book about eragon and arya!!!! 

      • DragonsAreAwesome

        Ask yourselves this:  are these elements essential to the overall plot?  Christopher Paolini answered everything that was important and I think he did a great job of it.  Like what is wrong with some mystery????  It keeps the books interesting.  Who wants a book where everything is explained and readers have no room to imagine.  Things always loose their awesomeness when everything is revealed about them.  Would Angela seem so powerful and interesting if we knew all her secrets???????

        PS.  all epic stories don’t explain every single element and wrap up every minor plot line.

        • Hamish MW

          I agree completely, if we knew who angela was it would ruin her! I knew we wouldn’t find out who she was and i think its better that way. I am sure CP put in these hints towards her being the oracle or half elf just for people like us to have a good time thinking over who or what she is, not that she actually is ever of them. Obviously If Angela was the oracle it would fit with her being able to read peoples fortunes.. I think he also left the bit with the  Meonoa tree hanging for the same purpose. Did it let Eragon off? Did it already take saphiras womb or/and eragons ability to have children? Will we ever know? I think not. Yep I think its great he left some questions open, If he answered every one it would lead me feeling very hollow.

    • Anonymous

      When a hermit was mentioned in the VoS, did anyone else think of Tenga?

  • Faron

    I must say though I’m a HUGE EragonArya fan, the ending made sense. It showed Arya’s sense of duty that we see throughout the series. And Eragon grew up and was able to let her go. The ending showed how the two characters grew and reflected their personalities. Still, I was sobbing and I can’t wait until CP returns to the world known as Alagaesia. I think it would cool if he made a series of the adventures of one of Eragon’s students. Then we could still see our old friends and some new ones. That’s all I have to say. May the wind and sun always be at your backs.

    • David Bromsson

      I loved the book and was feeling a little confused about the ending but now you’ve kinda cleared it up, thanks man! and that idea about Eragon’s student would be awesome cause we would get to see how they are years after Inheritance.

      • Faron

        Thanks. I’m glad that someone likes my idea. I hope it doesn’t take to long for him to write a new book. (as long as it contains dragons, I don’t care what it’s about) Though, great books take the longest.

  • Arya<3

    wait was Eragon 1 or Bidu’am mentioned?

    • Eljibaro

      Not at all, Vrael end up being the one with the white sword.

      • Arya<3

        oh i thought eragon 1 was supposed to be mentioned or something

  • someoneelse

    The first two books top the last two.  In Eragon and Eldest, you had the sense of “It’s me against the empire” and “How can I fight with this injury” instead of Brisingr and Inheritance which had soooo many instances of Deus Ex Machina.

    • Duhrigs

      I USE A MACHINA IN TF2 OMG FREE GAME

    • Garrett Downard

      I disagree.  The story had to end, and it would be extremely anticlimactic if Eragon got to Urubaen and Galbatorix was a pushover.  The king had to be a nearly insurmountable obstacle for the hype in the first three books to make sense.  Besides, it’s not as if Eragon just conveniently found a vault of Eldunari in the hills (this would be deus ex machina); the vault of souls has been ingrained in the series since book 1.  I didn’t think that the novel contained any instances of deus ex machina at all.

  • Littlee62

    i wonder what random house or the people at random house thought of the book. honestly i don’t know how it all works but i bet they are pushing him to do more books and expounding on this series. the book sold 490,000 copies in a matter of a few days (I think) this isn’t the last we have seen of Eragon. i will bet anyone on it. 

  • Anonymous

    The only part that i dont like in the book is how arya becomes the queen of the elfs and doesnt leave with eragon.  Also i wish that her dragon Firnen had been in the book more than a couple of chapters.  Those were the only flaws.

    • Eljibaro

      Yeah, what about Roran doing what Islanzadí couldn’t or Islandí dying because such stupid mistake, when her politics alone move on strategies that outlast human life which would make her a master strategist. 
      What about Sloan still being pigheaded and gaining back his sight just because of Eragon’s pity, what about what Sloan did to Eragon and through that to Garrow, or what he did to the villagers, or to Katrina and his wife as implied in Brisingr
      What about Galbatorix self-destructing, if that is what happened and not another of his tricks.
      What of Galbatorix having to being shown his true nature when by all rights he should had known it if he knew his true name.
      What of Eragon not being able to defeat Galbatorix with a battle such as that which Galbatorix had with Vrael, who at the time of the fall should had have the backup of the Eldunarí when Galbatorix didn’t as of then.
      What about Galbatorix accomplishing by himself more than Eragon when he had too many flaws.
      Why was the change of the Dragons needed when it didn’t help Eragon to even fight Murtagh.
      What of the simple fact that they couldn’t go from Silthrim to Hedarth on the Talíta because of the waterfalls in the river.
      What about Murtagh paying for the wrongs he did, in particular killing King Hothgar. Why did Orik did not question that.
      What about the Eldunarí not been asked about Arya decision, what makes Arya’s position so different than Eragon’s that she is allow to become queen.
      Why didn’t the Eldunarí know the name of names when they had far more experience, and had ponder the question longer than Galbatorix, or how did Galbatorix in a hundred years accomplish that which no one before had done, Riders who had lived far longer.
      I guess I am to demanding, or I expected more than others….

      • KSingal

        I just want to reply about the whole Arya becoming queen thing. I think it was ok for her to be queen because elves live forever anyway. If she was queen for a bunch of mortals like Galbatorix, then there would be problems.

  • Wade

    I thought it was perfectly acceptable for Eragon and Saphira to leave Alagaesia. One thing that I keep thinking about are the hidden Ra zac eggs. I don’t think it would have been safe to be raising and training dragons where the new Ra Zac could do harm. Also, if the dragons stayed in Alagaesia, then the races would quite possibly fight for authority over the Riders, which would disrupt the peace. I don’t think it was so much about the sheep.
    All in all, personally love everything about the series, and I think the potential for a possible book 5 is there. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!!!

    • White Catle

      Perhaps Eragon and Saphira will find some Ra’zac eggs on Vroengard when they get there, and when they hatch, he and Saphira could raise them to be good and drive them away from the supposed “inherited evil” status their race is currently in. Just an idea, but who said ideas are false?

      White Catle,

      Leader of Cropsy Inc.

  • Black Pen

    I agree that the ending could have been more satisfactory but (saying this as a writer myself) it is alot of effort to write a book and sometimes near the end of a plot you just throw your hands into the air and quit. I feel that CP just rushed or burned out on the story.

    • Littlee62

      i have done the same thing with my stories. i have a clear idea about how i want it to end, but i can get to that ending in a million different ways. its frustrating trying to find the best one. not to mention this has been his baby for the past decade i am positive he was almost in tears when he finished. 

  • Erukanus shadowmaw

    I must again rant at the awfullness of CP killing Islanzadí and also to question why some of the confirmed facts did not play any part in book 4 atall, please somone say I missed out a few chapters! I think some of the Inheritance fan fiction out there is better than how CP has written it.

  • Mandy Ferreira

    What I would like to know is why are so many matters that CP has alluded to in the first 3 books just left hanging?
    1. The seven words that Brom gave Eragon to use in a time of great need
    2. The two women (gypsies) who Angela read the bones for
    3. The origin of Tinkledeath and a little more background on Angela
    4. Elva and her blessing/curse
    5. The Menoa tree
    6. The Grey Folk
    7. The Spirits
    8. Why Brsingr really bursts into flames.

    These are sometimes little things that could be dealt with in a paragraph or two, but it’s nice to tie up all loose ends. J.K. manages to do that in her 7th book, and much more concisely as well. I could have lived with hearing less about all the politics that went on within the Varden, and less of the tortures that Nasuada had to endure in order for there to have been more room for the answers to these questions.

    Apart from that the ending was more than unsatisfactory, it was pointless. If he had to leave without Arya, well that’s understandable, after all not all romances end happily ever after, but at least he should have been given a good reason for leaving. Not some peabrained sceme for training Riders elsewhere which, lets face it, is too stupid to work, since he’s off to (hello) an unknown place that may not even exist. And apart from all that it doesn’t fit in with the pre-cognitive dream that he had in one of the previous books, of two people leaving. 

    Considering the amount of time you took to write this CP it’s a poor effort especially when it’s being held to the standards of your other books. I thought you spent all the time writing but I guess you sat on your hands the whole time and then dashed off the book in the last few weeks before the deadline, putting in any old thing that popped into your rather vacant skull.

    • KSingal

      The two women saved Roran’s life during the battle. How was Elva left hanging? The Menoa tree obviously wanted Eragon to go away. That’s why she sounded amused when Eragon told her he was leaving and didn’t know what she wanted. And yes two people boarded the ship, but Arya flew off in the end.

      I just wanted to point these things out. 

  • JimmyV

    Heres an ending to satisfy you AxE fans 😉

    Then Eragon finally
    allowed the tears to spill from his eyes, and he clutched the railing of the
    ship and wept as he left behind all that he had ever known. Above, Saphira
    keened, and her grief mingled with his as they mourned what could never be.
    There they stood alone on the deck, gazing out at the sea, immersed in their
    thoughts.

                 A faint creak came from behind him and only
    with his enhanced hearing could he ever have heard it. Old habits not leaving
    him, Brisingr was already out of its sheath as he turned, however, what he saw surprised
    him so much, he dropped his sword.

    Standing behind
    him, was Arya. Unable to say a word, shock gripped him as she stared into the
    deep green eyes of the women he fell in love with so long ago.

     “I see you.”

    A slight grin
    touched his lips as he remembered those words from so long ago. With the grace
    only an elf could muster, she walked towards him. Without stopping, Arya
    wrapped her arms around his neck, and for the first time in his life, she
    kissed him. A multitude of feelings gripped Eragon; gratitude, happiness, and
    above all, a sense of love he never knew existed.

    After a few moments
    she broke apart, and looking deep into his eyes, said “I couldn’t do it. Eka
    ono vendrin.” I love you.

                He
    embraced her, and for the first time since it all started, he felt at peace.
    Looking up he felt a flood of Saphira’s emotions as she and Firnen likewise embraced.
    So there he stood holding Arya, gazing out at the drifting shapes of the night
    as the land passed by, knowing that wherever the boat took him, he would be
    happy.

    By jimmyv

    • Eljibaro

      Ok, may be somebody can do better than CP, I must admit this is good….

      • Eljibaro

        Ok, so I have to qualify my previous comment, since I think you are also intending to let us now that there was an ending when CP wrote: “what could never be.” Yes that is an ending in and on itself, but was it the proper ending? You see the story needs to follow a natural path which is exactly what it didn’t do, instead of being like one of Rhunön flawless master swords, it end up being like one Horst whacking jobs as it was the case when Horst was trying to fix Quimby’s wagon and couldn’t make it fit. Is it more than most of all could have accomplish, well yes, of course, but the question should be, is it more or as good as what CP had previously accomplish, and judging by the previous books, to me those were almost up to Rhunön’s master swords standards, perfect but not as perfect as the true representation itself, so, I will dare say no. Need I say more?

    • Horsegal4ever

      That’s good. If you aren’t already, you should try writing your own stuff.

    • Littlee62

      this could work but what bout roran. how does he get back to duweldenvarden 

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    • Faron

      WHAT????

  • Eljibaro

    CP went away, or was not that him, or doesn’t he care to answer our questions now, didn’t his team of editors see the incongruencies in the story, or didn’t they care, or our we not worth a satisfactory answer, or satisfactory ending for all that matters. And yes, I am at this point trying to arouse CP to answer our questions, I want to know that he actually thought about all the angles and didn’t just fix things to accommodate his ending without further regard to the story he had so eloquently and genially developed, which is now, not only his, but of the fans that have love, cherish, promoted, and supported it. Don’t we deserve at least to know that in the end he cares about the story as much as we do, and the fans as much as we care about him and his books? That can only be demonstrated by explaining his reasons for what appears as such huge oversights.

  • Melodia

    I just read a book with a similar ending to Inheritance and the author is getting a lot of hatemail about he ending to her book and she wrote a reply to her readers this is part of what she had to say…
    “I owe you, dear Reader, no less than my absolute very best with each story. I owe you the last drop of heart’s blood if I am going to write these stories. I can give no less, and I furthermore owe you what I believe with every fibre of my being is the right ending. Not the happy ending. Not the ending I want, or someone else might want, or the characters might want. The right ending. Even if it hurts.
    I ached for everyone involved at the end of Reckoning, for different reasons. I was tempted to end it differently, but that would have been punking out and betraying you, dear Reader. Rage at me all you like, but I will never, ever betray you in that manner. I just can’t do it, and furthermore, I won’t do it. There is my line in the sand.”
    The authors name is Lili St. Crow and she wrote the Strange Angels series and I very much liked what she had to say(and maybe or maybe not CP feels the same way) and I know everyone is entitled to their opinion but i really enjoyed Inheritance even though there were some parts that dissapointed me which i believe is unavoidable in every series.Just thought I’d share thatwith you guys. 🙂 

    • Pyotr09

      ^This

      • Anonymous

        I totally agree with EVERYTHING that you said

  • grey folk

    Epic failure. Boring. Predictable. Weak elves?? Epic Romance….nope, not even close. Tenga? Grey folk? ANGELA……wtf. Selena….wth? No room for dragons, they might eat up all the sheep? Fiernen….the cover was for a damn green dragon that got a few sentances…. The word.. really…that is the best you could do? Lame, lame lame. You should be embarrassed for making so many promises and saying all your questions will be answered….and then give us 840 pages of crap..

    • Eljibaro

      I am sorry to say that only CP should be the one to write something like. That even knowing how much as I despise Book 4, I cannot help to think that maybe Editors and the Book-selling company and its business strategies have something to do with the ending with got. I cannot bring myself to believe that CP doesn’t really care, or could not do a better job than anyone, perhaps I am completely wrong, and maybe he was just under to much pressure to come with an epic ending when, I think, the simplicity of Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr  – not that they are lacking in anyway, but rather that they were part of simple and beautiful story of self-development, of overcoming great obstacles, and of everlasting love, were as Book 4 is to convoluted, and not even close to be the fulfillment of such storyline – was what made them so genial and special.

    • White Catle

      I have my own Book 4 fanfic, “The Extinct Ally”, and it’s sequel, “Countdown To Extinction”. They are currently on FanFic.Net. If you have the time, please check them out and try to review! I’d appreciate it!:)

      White Catle,

      Author of “The Extinct Ally”.

       

  • MyLord

    I gotta say Lord Barst reminds me of sauron

  • qwertyuiop

    Wheres is CP’s apology for giving us such a terrible final book?

    • Christopher Paolini

      No comment

      • White Catle

        Is that REALLY you, CP? If so, I ask for a Book 5, because that ending and all those loose plot threads that still remain loose…gah, just unsatisfying!

        White Catle,

        Leader of We Want A Book 5 Society

      • DJnn

        Nice

      • Sasd

        ROFL

  • Eljibaro

    Wait, was that actually CP’s comment on a possible Epilogue on the deluxe edition, should I just return the book now and wait for the deluxe, I mean, why should I buy to versions of the book when the one I have I don’t feel provided closure to the story? And, shouldn’t everyone who bought it do the same?

    • Coleburg

      I’m afraid that books are quickly becoming like the film industry where they release the Director’s Cut and Unrated Version and the Special Collector’s Cut and the Ultimate Cut and the Final Edition and etc..

      • White Catle

        Soon, they’re gonna be making book remakes and reboots! God save us all if that day ever comes!

        White Catle,

        Leader of No Remakes Society

  • Sora

    Completely disappointed by the book.
    It got somewhat good somewhere in the middle, past 400 pages of a combo of Roran, battle, and blood + guts fluff and then the ending was like trying to tie all the ends CP could have tied earlier in the last 100 pages.

    So we’ve all reconciled ourselves with the fact that a lot of the world of Alagaesia is a ripoff from a combo of some of the best dragon/fantasy-writers of all time (Tolkien, McCaffrey..). But this world that CP has put SO much effort into ends with Eragon going

    “Oh bye guys, sorry to leave you forever, but we have to keep those dragons from eating the sheep.”

    What a great ending after years of following this series.
    At least Tolkien gave you a feeling of completion despite the sad ending. Plus Frodo’s leaving had a valid concern.

    Example of good endings from long series in the midst of some degree of sadness: Harry Potter, LOTR, Chronicles of Narnia (The Last Battle), Percy Jackson + Olympians, etc.

    *Note to CP: plan your freaking books so you know WHERE YOU ARE GOING. Also cut the unnecessary, overdescriptive fluff.

    • Sora

      Oh wait, nearly forgot the fact NONE of the characters had any closure, except maybe Roran and Orik.
      Nasauda + Murtagh, Arya + or not Eragon, Firnen, Saphira, Angela, Elva…

    • Coleburg

      As thin as his reasons for leaving were, I just don’t get how he was going to train riders after he disappeared to undiscovered lands forever with all the eggs. How was that supposed to work? Just because the eggs could choose Urgals and Dwarves doesn’t mean they would. That just made no sense to me.

      Sadly, if Arya and her dragon had been killed after they had expressed their love for each other, then I would have understood him leaving forever. And it would have fulfilled the prophecy, which I think was one of the biggest mistakes in the series because it already told us that he wouldn’t be killed (long maybe eternal life) and that he was going to leave forever.

      • Sora

        Yeah, completely get what you mean.

        I mean, if there was no one except the elven spellcasters going with him, how the heck is he sposed to “train future Riders” when all the potential Riders are BACK IN ALAGAESIA.

         But no, he’s never gonna return, so they’ll all just sit there twiddling their thumbs going;

        “Hmmm I wonder when those Riders are gonna come?”
        “Oh crap, how are they going to find us?”
        “We brought all the eggs, but we forgot the candidates. Oops~”

        I rarely rant like this, but this is one of the worst endings to one of the most famou series ever.

        I was also under the impression that “leaving Alagaesia forever” meant leaving the continent. So sailing across the sea past Vroengard (hence the ship?).
         But NOOO, they’re “leaving Alagaesia forever” by…sailing east down the river? Wth? Aren’t they still on the continent? Doesn’t that mean they can return…?

        • TheSoothsayer

          I completely agree. My main issue is that how is he going to get riders ? It made me slightly angry that such a crucial thing was missed out.

        • KSingal

          Obviously when they reach their destination they can scry the people back in Alagaesia and let them know.

  • Coleburg

    You just have to remember that’s it’s fantasy and you can make up any ending that you want. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t ripped the epilogue out of the last Harry Potter book. I’d suggest you stop reading after the “epic” fight and try to block some of the other stuff out.

    • Yeah, Harry Potter is one of the most iconic series of the past two decades… and people forget about the INSANE uproar/hate for the epilogue of that book. There will always be a crowd unhappy with an ending. Just as if Christopher had ended the book in the exact opposite way, there would be a vocal group of people unhappy with the result. You cannot please everyone, but you can try to write a story you (and your readers) will enjoy.

      • Coleburg

        I’ll admit that by the way things were going that I was expecting:

        Galbatorix: Eragon, I am your father.
        Eragon: Noooo!!!!!!!

        • Odyessy

          That would have been epic Coleburg. But as much as the books have taken bits from Star Wars, that would be a wee bit too obvious.

      • Kreia F.

        the final harry potter book provided closure to an unforgettable series, no matter the silly epilogue. i cant see how inheritance does that.

        • thelton

          However i think that it was maybe a little too restrictive and cookie cutter. The guy gets the girl, the guys best friend also gets the girl. Become’s famous, bad guy dies, collateral damage, and its another happy ending. I guess if you think about this we “knew” the ending since book 1 but we were all guessing and I find it a fitting ending.

          • thelton

            Sorry, but i was talking about HP being restrictive. Inheritence was great.

      • Neoshinji14

        I know but if u want a depressing ending just read a newspaper. I just wanted my epic air battle and sword battle and a kiss between Arya and Eragon. Was that too much to ask? And ty for answering in this forum Mike. Congrats for the mention in the book

  • Guest

    InheritanceCP
    Christopher Paolini

    Also, yes, there may be a
    bit of an epilogue to the story in the deluxe edition of Inheritance. No
    promises though. Not entirely sure yet.

    9 Nov

    • Eljibaro

      Wait, is this actually CP’s comment on a possible Epilogue on the deluxe edition, should I just return the book now and wait for the deluxe, I mean, why should I buy two versions of the book when the one I have I don’t feel provided closure to the story? And, shouldn’t everyone who bought it do the same? Get our money back and wait for the complete version, what is this Black Ops with the post release maps to have people spend more money?

      • Eljibaro

        I thought I bought the completion of the story with all that it entail, although I must admit I want the extra “maps,” please do an epilogue even if it means having two versions of the book…. :o(  Pretty Please!!!!

        • Eljibaro

          And if this is truly CP, can you please explain how an illiterate, inexperience soldier outsmarted the Queen of the elf who by all account should be a superior strategist with at least 500 years of experience if I remember correctly about Evandar rise to power, a mighty warrior on her own right who by all account should had have confronted more powerful beings, such as the Forsworn and Galbatorix himself during the war, and live to tell. I mean how could she had been so foolish as to disregard her safety and those of her subjects without trying to first weaken her enemy, and his enchantments or eldunari, or so fool as not to see what was happening. Please do tell, are humans more capable that the immortal elf, because if so, then Arya shouldn’t have to worry about Eragon’s age, after all, he is more than his cousin which would make him even smarted than the oldest elf….

          • Eljibaro

            At least smarted than her mother. Please comment your rationalization to do this, we may not even have to wait for the epilogue to get the closure we want.

      • Guest

        This was one of his tweets from Twitter

  • Jmb194

    Am starting to feel this ending is intetional, I mean he has done such a wonderful job with Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance Before Galbys death.
     It must have been intentional to contiue another book. does not seem that all of sudden Cp snapped.

    • Archit Garg

      could be

  • Jmb194

    I always expected for the Menoa tree to make Eragon leave Alageisia so he could help the forests around the world or something similar.

    • guest

      I had a similar prediction as well… However, I thought that the Menoa tree would make him leave Alagaesia because of his relationship with Arya. I mean it felt like CP left clues in Eldest about how the elf Linnea was a victim of love and that this concept might evolve into a reason for Eragon to choose between being with Arya or giving up all he has ever known. I guess to me it sounded like a good way to tie up the loose ends of the story and bring Eragon and Arya together.

  • InheritanceReader

    Am I the only one who thought the Rock of Kuthien was going to be something about the Grey Folk? Everything seemed to point to it, with the warp in the use of magic and how Galbatorix wanted to change how spellcasters worked.  I agree that Tenga should have come back into the story.  Despite everything, I still enjoyed the book immensly and I hope CP writes again based on future event and maybe even see Eragon again.  Preferably there would be another sequel but that might be asking for too much.

    • Archit Garg

      liked for the first half…there had to be some involvement of the grey folk..i personally feel they could have shown something like angela belonged to the grey folk, and when galby got to know the name of names, she will come forth and…….do something……but still……..for second half……..no i didn’t enjoy the book…..most of the time i was depressed for seeing things that were not worth the wait……

      • Rockhoundpeter

        Yeah I wanted the grey folk to appear and help Eragon kick Galby’s butt

  • Archit Garg

    The book was good, and yet was not as expected………
    One thing CP did good was that noone had expected, more dragon eggs, and he explained it well too.
    Secondly he kept Angela as a mystery till the end.
    Thirdly, murtagh turned good.
    fourth, galby’s death was good and unexpected. the concept of name of names was expected but still good.
    fifth was Galby’s personality. Oh my good, throughout the book, he pulled of the character of a person who knew the name of all names, the all knowing. His calm composed attitude, i mean even i was at a particular moment convinced that his cause was correct.
    sixth, all the wars were awesomely shown.
    seventh….i guess that’s enough………………

    Now for the bad things:
    1)Angela could still have been better. CP could have revealed her actual secret. It would have been interesting.
    2)At times, the book was ununderstandable.
    3)Islanzadi!!! I seriously thought it should not have happened.
    4)An eldunari war it seemed to me after sometime neer the end.
    5)Meona tree….what….i mean he(CP) didn’t mention anything about it…..what did it take.????Can somebody explain.
    6)the book’s ending. I mean no….it can’t be that lame…..there has to be somthing….
    7)The book ended…..and there’s no more we have to wait for……thats bad……i felt really bad when i turned over the last page….

    • Archit Garg

      one more thing…….unlike others like rowling, who managed to actually bring the readers to go crazy about the suspense revealing last book…….cp was unsuccessful……….he just couldn’t

  • Eljibaro

    Why didn’t the eldunari assist Vrael during the fall of the riders when Galbatorix didn’t presumably had yet control of all the eldunarí, and didn’t have the name of all names. Or if they assisted him, how was he able to defeat the leader of the Rider with a kick, and “Eragon” with a relatively level plain field in strength, better judgment since he is not crazy unlike the King, Eragon with the most powerful weapon: Brisingr, and the spell to make Galbatorix see the truth of his flaws allows the king to “selfdestruct.” What if Galbatorix just used an illusion and a spell to remove himself from harms way and to make them think he died, respectively, only to come back later. In my opinion, Eragon needed to decapitate him or something, that is true closure, then I know for sure Galby didn’t fool them as he has done so many times. 

    • Eljibaro

      and I forgot, again, Blah!

      • Laxa92

        i didn’t read the book because i am from greece but now i am not so enthusiastic about this…

  • AJ

    I am so overwhelmingly disappointed having just finished the book. Paolini promised us so much and he really failed to deliver. Where on earth was this epic romance? Galbatorix’s death was also somewhat of an anti climax, as was the vault of souls. I mean really, just finding more eldunari? (Albeit and the eggs, but they didn’t help him with the conquest.) Could it have been more obvious? 

    The real disappointment was the lack of romance between Arya and Eragon. Call me soft, or sentimental, or petty, but I so tremendously wanted them to end up together. Alas, it was not to be, and instead nothing in particular happens between them. Yes, they swapped true names, but who honestly cares about that? I’m sure most people would rather see them end up together.

    To be fair, writing is not just all about pleasing the readers, and maybe I’m being a little unfair. But writers should always aim to leave the reader satisfied having read their book. I can objectively say, that he has not achieved this.

    I am even considering writing an alternate ending. Being an outraged reader, and an aspiring author, it would be thoroughly worthwhile. I may even post it up in fan fiction if I can.

    Now excuse me whilst I open a bottle vodka, chug the lot of it and then gorge myself on various painkillers.

    • Archit Garg

      I TOtally agree………i wasn’t satisfied…….i was rather depressed as it was way below what i expected…..

    • Eljibaro

      I agree with everything you said. The truth is he is not writing not just to please anyone. However, it is important to make the obvious distinction that this is where everything in the story leads us to a resolution of their romance and a confrontation with the King which by all account should be an actual fight of wills between the two, just like Galbatorix did with Vrael. Then, what actually happens is maybe, maybe not on a relationship, and Galbatorix sees the truth of his act, wasn’t that evident is his tru name, or was Galbatorix unaware of his true name, even though he had found that which none had before the name of all names. Blah! Very upset because I know by reading the previous books CP could have done better, at the very least I had hope so. The truth is that I couldn’t even start to imagine doing what he has done, and I wish him to continue writing, I will buy all your books, but man you were genial when it came to the first three, we rely, or at least, I rely on you to do that which I can’t even start to dream of, and this doesn’t feel like the right conclusion. Just read about how disappointing Islanzadí’s death has been, it is true, just to have Roran accomplish the same by outsmarting the elf queen with all her years of wisdom. Sloan getting back his sight without evident change just because Eragon takes pity on him, what about what he did to Eragon by telling of the egg which resulted on Garrow’s death, and Sloan’s betraying the village? What about Galbatorix self destructing, and Eragon not becoming strong enough to even seal the deal with Arya? What about Saphira with all her wisdom, which is more than Arya since they are the higher power in the land, just carousing with Fírner with even taken into consideration his youth just like Arya had done with Eragon? What about Arya choosing to be queen over her development as a rider, and the eldunarí not been even consider in the decision? I will stop now, not that I don’t have more to complain for, but I guess I just want to say that CP is better than this book, and Eragon better that what he end up being, a lonely man with little options….

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree with you. This book didn’t do justice to almost all the characters in this series and the series itself. This series doesn’t deserve an ending like this. Horrific!

  • KSingal

    Honestly, I loved Inheritance. I want to point out some things that some have complained about and other things that I love:

    First of all, I’m happy Paolini stayed true to the prophecy. Sure it was heart wrenching in the end and predictable, but it was all for a good reason! He couldn’t just let hundreds of dragons be raised in some part of Alagaesia were the races would dispute over control and where the MANY YOUNG dragons could get out of hand. 

    I was super upset when Islanzadi died, though she died an epic death and she didn’t die to just some human! She died to a twister human with the help of a dragon!! So it was major epic that she was able to fight for so long against a dragon’s power! She helped to weaken him significantly! 

    Arya and Eragon… I wanted them to be together, but the way the book ended was somewhat right. Paolini stayed true to his characters and their personalities. And there’s always a slim possibility that she will one day go see Eragon, after all Angela’s prediction was that his love would outlast empires. 

    I believe that Murtagh will come back someday to be with Nasuada. Nothing will change my mind about that.

    Arya being a rider made sense to me. And I don’t have much of an issue with her being queen. I know they don’t want a rider to be a ruler, but I think he meant he didn’t want a Rider rule MORTAL subjects and elves are immortal. Besides I believe there may come a time where they will want to complete dragon training cause I’m pretty sure she doesn’t know all of the Riders’ secrets. 

    I hope that Paolini will write maybe a separate book on Angela or what’s happening years later.He ended the series, but he left enough space for the story to continue. No matter what this series will hold a special space in my heart. 

    THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT STORY!!!!!

    • KSingal

      I also want to say that it makes sense that Arya didn’t get her dragon earlier because how can any of you people expect a newly hatched dragon to help fight Galby? So it’s good that he waited till later to make Firnen hatch.

      I want to emphasize that if Eragon kept the new dragons in the forest, then other races would accuse elves of most influence and there are only 3 dragons currently who are bonded and older than a few months. Imagine a whole bunch of baby dragons coming to the world AT THE SAME TIME WHEN ALAGAESIA JUST WENT THROUGH WAR? Can’t anyone see that? 

      And didn’t Galby mention a hermit or something that could be Tenga (sorry if it’s misspelled)? So maybe he found the “word” which was the answer to his question and then Galby killed him. 

    • KSingal

      Another thing: Before Islanzadi died, she shouted something in the ancient language and then said “‘ Thus I curse you…'” So maybe she used some sort of spell/enchantment to gradually weaken Barst so someone could kill him

  • Damia_stevens

    I
    have just finished the book.

     

    All
    that i can say right now is, YOU KILLED MY GOD DAMN ELF WHY WHY DID YOU DO THIS
    TO ME! Ok I’m calm now, But seriously i don’t know how old Islanzadi but it was
    pretty old and there is no way would she have been bested like that. If you’re
    going to kill her then don’t make a human kill her killer as soon as she’s
    dead! That was an insult to her memory how she died and I can’t really see why
    it was that she got killed off! She didn’t even get to die epically it was just
    ‘Bonk’ ha-ha silly elf queens dead now. She didn’t even get a burial and no
    proper tears from Arya!

     

    The
    book was ok, however I preferred Eragon and Eldest and even Brisingr at a push
    and not only because you killed of Islanzadi, and I didn’t get to see some
    proper romance between Arya and Eragon, just a lot of cavorting dragons. I felt
    it was a little rushed and squished up to much, Eregon left all to quickly and I
    think Arya should have gone with him, being a practically new rider and her
    dragon needing Saphiras wise guidance.

     

    Apart
    from these annoying hitches the book was ok, nice way to kill of Galbitorix,
    poor Shruikan though, would of thought he would have been less… evil, but I supposed
    its understandable when under Galbitorixs command.

     


    onr sverdar sitja hvass.

    Guliä
    waíse medh ono.

    • Eljibaro

      What about the whole thing of giving Sloan his sight, when his petulance was the main reason Garrow and all the other die. Then, he gets to see Katrina without even changing since he still have the same obnoxious and indifference attitude toward, not only Eragon, mind you, but the elfs. Blah! the more I think about it the less I like this last book. But most of all, where is the freaking CLOSURE????????

  • Kreia F.

    There was this random woman character who assisted this main character (could have been Roran–I can’t seem to remember and I’m too lazy and disappointed to re-open the book) during the battle in Uru’baen. Who the hell was she? Or was I simply not reading the text properly (especially those Roran parts, sorry. But I think Roran was put on a far too important pedestal for the series)? 

    I cannot be any more grateful to Christopher Paolini for letting us know of the existence of Alagaesia, but I cannot really say that I had a blast reading the last book. Plot-wise, I think that the series came to a really perverted twist that I couldn’t comprehend. The Eragon from ‘Eragon’ just died in the middle of the series. I honestly didn’t see any character growth–there was…rebirth, which, I guess, totally goes along the lines of Eragon having a different true name from the beginning and all. Still, though, WHAT THE–
    And then Galbatorix killed himself. So, Galbatorix’ failure to understand is the reason of his demise? Borrowing from the words of another comment-or here, it was quite poetic an ending for the king. But I felt like it was completely out of place in the series. There was so much building up of… something during the previous books, and now this.

    And then Arya. And her what-could-have-been affair with Eragon. And Firnen and Saphira. It felt like an avalanche that gushed in too suddenly at an empty face of a mountain. Yeah. That side of the mountain where no one actually bothers to ski–or maybe even look at. I must have actually appreciated those subtle moments between Murtagh and Nasuada more than those out-of-the-blue ones of Arya and Eragon.

    And Islanzadi. And Roran. And Roran. And more of Roran. And Islanzadi, the Elf-Queen, killed by the creature Roran outsmarted. Ugggh.Why am I getting the feeling that almost every elvish race in every piece of literary work have to be so praised only to be deemed useless at the end? *Ehem* Tolkien *Ehem* Colfer. Is this the humbling truth that humans have to stick with till the end of time? Seriously. 

    Then the letter addressed to everybody else by the author, apologizing. That. Was. Just. Frustrating. I was literally shouting at my copy. “YOU KNEW?! AND YET YOU CHOSE TO GO WITH THIS? WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ‘BRAINS’? WHERE WAS THE FIRST ERAGON? WHAT WAS EPIC ABOUT ERAGON’S ROMANCE? TELL MEEEEEEE. AND BROM’S SEVEN LAST WORDS. ‘THESE ARE MY LAST WORDS, MY SON.’ GREAT. CAPS LOCK, CAPS LOCK, CAPS LOCK.” Okay, fine. It is your story to begin with. But, but, but, but, but. This book isn’t what your previous books have led us to anticipate. In my case, at the very least.

    I honestly have a lot more to rant about, but hey, I’m still happy this book’s finally come out before 2012. Haha.  
    Sorry if I was being a bit (or too) subjective, but the whole of Alagaesia has kinda grown on me. And this last book was like a refreshing palm tree. In a bamboo grove.

    Nevertheless, thank you, Cristopher Paolini. (And I would appreciate it if you replied to my tweet. LOL) And if we made it past 2012, I don’t think anything’s wrong with writing another book (I dunno: a companion book, a prequel, a sequel, a 30-volume epilogue, ANYTHING, really) set in your wonderful universe.

    For Alagaesia!

    • isha

      I would love a book about the Forsworn! Their reasons for following Galbatorix, their individual lives (like Morzan, his relationship with Selena and Murtagh)

      and and and, I would love it if in a sequel, Elva got a purple dragon (to match her eyes). She could also defs be a new villain. She has a villainy feel to her.

    • Eljibaro

      I love your comment, and agree with the 30-volume epilogue, as I think it will be the right way to give closure to Eragon’s story. I mean he didn’t get the girl, he couldn’t even defeat Galbatorix, Galby killed himself, ok maybe that is better, but what about him not been able to take advantage of “his” eldunarí after they were also reminded of the truth of his character, and Eragon defeating him on his own right with Brisingr. By the way, what was the great need of giving such a special weapon if he was not going to accomplish Galbatorix’s death with it, he failed Rhunön. He actually failed Garrow with his mercy with Sloan, King Hrothgar by not killing Murtagh, Islanzadí,Rhunön, Evandar, and all the riders by letting Galby kill himself. Actually, Galbatorix accomplish more than Eragon since he actually was able to defeat Vrael on his own. I say it again, and again Blah!

      • Kreia F.

        Yeah, I actually feel that everything in the past books was simply ignored. 

        Come on, mystery sure is attractive, but leaving things just like that… it’s like somebody giving me his true name then right away commits suicide! Before my very eyes!
        With this ‘final’ book, I think Eragon’s character has completely gone awry. He is young but he no longer is a child, fine. But with the fear of dragons eating sheep when the otherwise lengthy golden age of the Riders was with them dragons hanging around Alagaesia, Eragon comes off as one not too reflective of the past, desperate to rush into the future. (And Doru Araeba is still pretty near the mainland. And it is just the Riders’ HQ.) And this characteristic of his does not apply only to the leaving-Alagaesia thing. Ugh.
        In its current state, I find the book pretty full of deus ex machinae. And Roran. 
        It really frustrates me. (Although, I can’t help but have admiration for Paolini.)

    • Archit Garg

      you know what….i support you….(although Tolkien did not underestimate the elven race. legolas was always shown with high respect and honour. as were the other elves) Anyways coming to the point, i was also disappointed, but lets face it, he took 4 (or 3) years to write this….i mean this….as in my opinion there were good things, but nearly 50 times bad things…..characters except galby were all messed up….what about shruikan………he is a dragon nearly 250 year old, and still it loses to two younglings and an elf…no.nonononono….i didn’t find the book worth waiting for 3(or4)years…..

  • Annoyed with the Ending

    I really enjoyed the book right up until the part where Eragon decided to leave for several reasons. 

    Why did he have to leave? Just to fulfill a prophecy and fill that plot hole? I don’t know what CP was thinking but why pick one plot hole to fulfill and do it so badly. I didn’t want a predictable ending and that’s what it felt like because of Angela’s prophecy . Seeing Eragon leave brought no ending to anything, just more questions. 

    Also, before the ending I didn’t mind that there had been so many plot holes left open, but then trying to finish the story in that way was just terrible. I understand some of the others needed to be left open for other reasons such as new books, but why tell us in interviews before hand he was going to address them and then not do it.

    Also I was fine with the fact that we weren’t going to see Eragon and Saphira again if there we knew what happened to them. However we don’t, and to me it seems like he’s doing this so he can write another back for more $$$. This annoys me alot.

    Finally I am really annoyed at him sticking to the prophecy. I didn’t want a predictable ending, but I would definitely preferred it to the one we got. It didn’t feel right at all. I’m sorry but the excuse that ‘the dragons would eat all the sheep’ etc was just plain stupid. What happened before the Fall of the Riders? And what happens if the wild dragons that hatch with Eragon return to Alagaeisa? Also, the dangers to the young dragons? I don’t think the elves would have had an aversion to Eragon using any part of Du Weldenvarden for the birth of the new riders, in fact I think they owed that at least to them. 

    • Archit Garg

      nice name…

      • Annoyed with the Ending

        Thanks buddy, I put alot of effort into creating it…

  • ZoieB

    I must say, I loved the Doctor Who references with Angela. A blue hat with the runes for Raxacori…cofallapatorius anyone? Tardis blue? She really is a time lord! Or perhaps Jenny *looks thoughtful*. One of the best parts of the book for anyone who noticed. And time is relative, hmmm? Bit time travel by Angela just proves my point. Of course, she’d have to pretend it was a spell, otherwise she’d get found out! lol.

    This book was an extraordinary and satisfying conclusion to the cycle. I’m a bit put out that Brom’s 7 words weren’t addressed (unless they were the name for the Ancient Language and Eragon forgot them?) and really very cross that Arya turned out to be the next rider. Just too predictable. But the likes far outweigh the dislikes for this book. The eldunari, the rock of kuthien, the baby starlings and the clash with Galbatorix, bringing back Vanir! I loved how human Roran was, how we followed his battle and Eragon’s equally to provide a beautiful contrast between the 2 cousins, and most of all I loved Murtagh. He’s always been my favourite character. He’s straightforward, not so complex in his thoughts as Eragon. He’s brave, a little selfish, but at his core fundamentally good. He strives against the name his father gave him, tries to prove that, in this instance, the apple has fallen far from the tree and forever struck down for it. I wish we’d seen more of Thorn, but his chapters with Nasuada were heartwarming and brilliant for character development.

    I’m sorry, but time for the rant. Arya? Really? CP, that was waaay to predictable. I could see that coming from a MILE off. She was an obvious choice, too obvious. I’d have been happier if she’d joined them many years later, when an egg hatched for her, or if we’d seen Firnen hatch for her. As it was, the dragon’s introduction was rudely abrupt. We had no time to get to know him, he is as characterless as a rock to the fan’s who have been crossing their fingers and praying for his hatch since we learned of his existence. To then make him and Saphira become attached, was cruel on the dragons and again, rudely abrupt.
    Thorn too, suffered from this problem. No page time was put to giving us any sympathy for him past “he looked sad” in Brisingr. Just.. argh! I loved Thorn, him and Murtagh. I pitied him through what my imagination told me. Not what I had read and thereby deduced.
    Back to Arya, I thought the point of the riders were that they remained separate from the races and the point of removing Galbatorix was that there shouldn’t be monarchs with dragons? Allowing Arya to become Queen despite being a rider seems to go against everything the series worked towards. Another reason I feel that Firnen should not have hatched to her, instead to someone else.

    Other than that, the book was a great conclusion to a brilliant series. While certain scenes, above written, annoyed me, overall I enjoyed reading Inheritance. I can quite easily pretend that Firnen never existed. Bravo CP! It was excellent!

  • Erika

    Is this the last book in the series?

    Seriously?

  • Annie70951

    the thing that annoyed me most were all the people/things that had been hinted at earlier thtat were never even mentioned in this book such as: Tenga and because of that we still know next to nothing about angela whom becomes a main character. the original eragon who was the first rider and eragons name sake eragon (ours) seems to just forget that he exists. i think ,any of us were hoping brom in some way or another would play a part (so much for that). also the relathionships between eragon and arya and mutagh and nasuada just dissapeared. And the 2 ladies whom fortunes angela read?, also eragons reson for leaving alagasia didnt seem very thorough (still dont get what was wrong with vroengard). overall this book was VERY predictable and comparede to the others horrible. we can only help that all those characters and issues are adressed in a fifth book     

    • As much as I would love this to not be true, Angela isn’t (and has never been) a main character.

      However, I’d still love to see a future book following her!

      • White Catle

        Future book with some surviving Ra’zac would be MUCH better…

        White Catle,

        Leader of Save the Ra’zac

  • isha

    I actually loved the way Galby died. The fact that he killed himself because he couldn’t handle feeling everything that people had felt because of his actions – simply poetic. I agree with Odyessy though that everything after that was rushed. There were so many loose ends to tie and I wish CP had spread them throughout the book instead of answering all questions after Galbatorix’s death. Each time Eragon thought of a solution and didn’t really explain it, I got really frustrated.

    As for Arya being a rider, I feel like it’s too contrived just like Saphira being attracted to Firnen was too contrived. These were too obvious as answers. A better new rider for me would have been either Elva or an unknown or unexplored child (perhaps one of the two Galby had held hostage or Brigit’s son.) Arya as queen is fitting. Arya as rider is too easy. 

    Kinda wish Saphira and Thorn would have felt the beginnings of attraction and I wish CP had done something to address the Murtagh and Nasuada situation. I like the thought of them together.

    I like how the book opens up possibilities of future books (i.e., about training the new breed of riders) but I don’t know yet if I like the ending of the book. Separating Eragon and Saphira from their entire world (families, friends, even country) is such a huge idea to get accustomed to.  I’m still mulling it over. 

  • um…

    i love in inheritance cycle and i always wanted arya to be a rider, however, it wasn’t really done in a way the reader’s could get the most out of. she and firnen should have fought alongside eragon and saphira, that would have shown more bonding between the two dragons and given us some more time to know arya as a rider. not to mention when eragon did find out, he wasn’t even surprised or really asked her about it. and not to mention arya’s line “i always wanted to be a rider, eragon” really ? o.O

    • wanttobearider

      and i always loves saphira but seriously? “it’s not like dragons mate for life eragon” “okay just be careful what is wrong with her, and eragon for that matter? i mean i understand she hasn’t met a male dragon besides thorn, who is out of the question, and that she may be attracted to firnen because eragon is to arya and emotions are shared by dragon and rider. and the fact she didn’t mate for life made it *worst* then the two dragons go oppisite ways, heartbroken, and that is just plain sad!

      • SaphiraBrightscales

        well put wanttobearider! i think what you said is right…. were did the old at-least-slightly-think-it-through saphira go?

      • cpfan?

        and not to mention we waited to whole book to get to know the green rider… and we never really did!

        • fernir

          yah the rider was arya reafd thye book beter

    • bromandsaphira

      I actually liked it…I don’t think it would have been realistic if Firnen came in for the battle…it would have taken away from the scene and stolen Eragons spotlight so to speak. I think he handled Arya being in the Green Rider better than I thought he would…

    • Keep in mind that if Arya and Firnen were to fight alongside Eragon and Saphira, they’d have had to hatch in the first or second book… else they’d have been of no use. Look at how long it took Eragon and Saphira to grow naturally. It’d have been a while before A and F were ready to fight.

      I liked it this way, as it didn’t make the last fight trivial. “And then a second Rider shows up and eats Galbatorix’s face off!” Wouldn’t have worked for me.

  • Odyessy

    I hate to say it, but after all the excitement and build up to this book, I have been left sorely disappointed.
    I cannot understand why it was rushed so much after Galby’s death. I should also add that his death wasn’t even as eventful as Durzas, imo. This was THE moment in the book and yet I had to reread the bit where he did die so I was completely sure about what had happened. Afterwards there seemed no real excitement that he was dead. It would have been nice to feel excited for the characters, elated, but it just didn’t happen. Also, the fact that everything seemed to workout afterwards like the discoveries and the fact that the elves were okay and unharmed seemed too cheesy. I didn’t want everyone to die, but it seemed little sacrifice was made and too little struggle. But maybe that’s my sadistic side.
    I was reading some previous comments on the corner that CP got backed into. Surely Eragon would have changed his fate? For the love of my pants, seeing him and Arya get hitched would have been great. Almost everyone wanted it. Whether you agree or not, it almost seemed inevitable.
    I have to say I do enjoy reading about Roran but not his trip to Aroughs. Why was that placed? How much of my time did I spend reading that? That valuable space could have been used for the ending, to tie up a multitude of loose endings. I wanted to know much more about him after Galby’s death mind, he seemed to be pushed away quite a bit.
    The thing that angers me the most is Angela. Not only do we know much about her, but we read little about her too – and she is such a good character! I know CP apologised at the end, but still, I’m hoping to learn so much more!
    The ending for me was not happy, but miserable. I think Arya becoming a Rider was a big YES, but not at the end. She and Firnen could have fought with Saphira to defeat Shruiken. That would have been much better than the farce that actually happened.
    Anyway, enough of my ranting. It’s over, it’s disappointing, very disappointing, but hey the Inheritence cycle has been entertaining for the most part.

    • Hannah5000

      I love Angela as a character and part of that was the mystique that was going to be revealed – but now we know it isn’t because according to CP she wouldn’t be half as interesting if we knew all about her. Well now I know that she was designed for us never to be told who she was I don’t find her half as interesting either. The fact that the mystique was taken away by CP saying ” oh we’ll, if I told you, you would be bored with her. Grrrrrrrrrr.

      • Odyessy

        Exactly! As much as her enigma was entertaining, I still wanted to find out about her, it’s what drove her character. I can’t believe he left her, and then apologised…

  • jake a

    i just finished reading inheritance last night, and  at first i was almost heartbroken. i have also read this series since i was ten and the emotional blow at the end drew tears. However, I wont criticize this because it was needed and it wasnt a cheep fairytale ending. What would have been easy for CP to do? make a cheep ending where all the charachters are happy and life is hunky dory? YES. but it was probably much harder for him to make the ending how it was. I’m sure it was probably one of the most emotional moments, or even weeks of his life deciding on how eragon and arya would end up. I was very pleased with the book as a whole. i cant say that i was annoyed by anything in this story at all. it was well thought out and gave a tremendous amount of detail. the vault of souls was much more than I thought it could have been, and very clever.

    To Christopher Paolini, i want to thank you and say that this series has been without a doubt my favorite book series of all time and will hopefully remain to be. I just hope that you continue to write about the characters and Alagaesia in the future.
    Thank you and well done.

    • jake a

      and on the deciding how arya and eragon would end up, i know he probably already knew and had it planned a long time ago, but actually putting it into words was probably immensly difficult

    • an honest man

      some very fair points and thinking about i agree with it being one of the emtional moments of his life, but did you not find the ending abit rushed? so many unanswered questions which the last book of a series is ment to answer?

    • bromandsaphira

      I agree 🙂 the ended was sad, and I cried…but…i was impressed. very impressed. well done christopher!

  • an honest man

    i think alot of people will agree with me hear, all CP had to do was make the book abit longer, tie up more of the loose ends with good detail, make eragon and saphira train the new riders in Alagaesia which cant be as difficuilt as he made it out to be, dragons and riders ruled it once before they can do it again, then he could have kept the relationship between arya and eragon the same but people would feel happier as eragon is still in Alagaesia which gives them both hope of a relationship further on in their lives, with tht i think people would have been much more satisfied and would have looked forward to a possible new book later on.

  • White Catle

    What is the “new creature” in this book that CP briefly talked about? Can’t find a reference to it ANYWHERE? Also, I believe CP left these loose plot threads still loose:

    What are the 7 words Brom told Eragon?

    Where is Undbitr(or how ever you spell it)?

    Where is the scene where we get to witness the creation of a Shade?

    Where do we get to find out more about Angela, the werecats, and the spirits?

    Why do Murtagh and Thorn just leave? Why didn’t they at least come back one final time to say goodbye to Eragon before he left?

    Overall, to me, Inheritance felt rushed, and also to me, most of the things CP promised on for Book 4 were not taken up. CP had the chance to make this the Cycle’s Return of the King, but instead, it looks like he just wanted a quick cash grab!

    • Paisley

      There are several new creatures: the Nidhwal, the snalgli, the burrow grubs, and the shadow birds.  But I agree, the book didn’t show as much promise as I expected.

    • ZoieB

      I wanted to know that too. I thought perhaps, the name of the Ancient Language, so Eragon forgot them?
      As Paisley said, there were many new creatures.
      In Galbatorix’s treasury with the many other swords Eragon finds, I’d assume.
      Spirits? Nothing really. Werecats? Little bits and pieces here and there if you read closely. Nothing definite apart from what you can glean from their habits. Angela? Many doctor who references! And that she’s a genius, obviously.
      We witnessed the creation of a shade with Varuag, at the end of Brisingr, which I think counts.
      That had to do with people hating them, I think.

      I disagree heartily with your conclusions. It was brilliant.

      • bromandsaphira

        YES. I agree with you. Inheritance was amazing. I was really impressed. 🙂

  • Nylorac2009

    I like the book, but the ending however was not what I had hoped, but it does make perfect sense. And in a way I like it. Eragon may not return to Alagaesia but who is to say that Arya won’t go to him, or Roran, or anybody. It is left to imagination. Just because they have other responsibilities doesn’t mean they can’t visit. That’s how I am going to look at it. I think CP did an awesome job. I started reading the series when Eragon first came when I was 12, and yes over the years CP writing style has changed much which shows in all 4 books, and it has only improved and changes as the characters continue to age. I will admit yes the last 150 pages did seemed rushed, but then many details may have been edited out, who knows. But regardless, I think the book was amazing. And the chapters over the fight at Uru’baen, just freakin awesome.

    • bromandsaphira

      TOTALLY agree! I like that we can form are own ideas of what happens next instead of it all being spelled out for us in black and white. I was impressed with Christopher’s writing style from the start of Eragon, and it has been a joy to watch it grown and improve…Inheritance really showed just how much Christopher has matured as a writer.
      Amazing. 🙂

      • Nylorac2009

        Exactly

  • Anonymous

    I had finished reading this book yesterday, and to me it’s all bullshit. The way things ended was atrocious. I spent such a long time anticipating the outcome of this finale and it turned out to be 100 times lousier than i had expected.Come on ,the beginning was dreary -I couldn’t get myself to even sit up for 5 hours straight reading this book.I really hated the part where Roran backtracked to Aroughs.That was really nonsensical and could have been better spent tying up the loose ends in the book. Finally ,the climax was a total anticlimax. It was too predictable and I had thought that many Eragon get to unleash more frightening and unpredictable things on Galbatorix-better than the Dauthdaert which was one of the stupidest ever things that are created-and the timing couldn’t be worse-popped out of nowhere-making the plot too childish.The worst part was the ending.At least I thought after the dreary start the end would prove memmorable.Instead it was a nightmare-the Saphira and Fiernen thing was crap-better to not write about it in the first place-and the Arya and Eragon relationship was a huge letdown.Arya was my most favourite character and I wasted my time reading the whole book to get about just 2 pages concerning her relationship with Eragon. The ending really left me heartbroken.Why can’t CP take another 200 pages explaining the end i don’t know-anyway fans would like having more pages to read.He had made a mess of it.All in all , I had wished that I was back to the time where I was still waiting for the last book to come out not knowing anything about the ending. This last book too was differrent in terms of Eragon’s character- I feel as if I don’t know him anymore.

    • Xxiaosaurus

      I totally agree with you on the Eragon/Arya relationship. I finished Inheritance last night, and it was as I expected until the ending, with Arya’s intro as the Green Rider. I think the role of Rider was perfect for her, but not that as a queen. Even though it was selfless of her to continue leading her race, she should have followed her love instead–after all, shouldn’t everyone put happiness before ‘duty’ in some area in their lives. Especially in the very end with Angela’s prophecy coming true, it was totally cruel. I mean, finally Eragon and Arya show love for each other (as a lot of us wanted), but they had to be ripped apart at the last second. My mind completely rebels against that; there should have been an epilogue with Arya and Eragon together to complete their relationship.

      Apologies to Christopher Paolini. I am a huge fan of the Cycle, but the ending was just too heartbreaking and should be revised to a much happier ending. No character who has gone through so much loss and destruction should be left with a personally empty-handed “wyrda”, especially not Eragon and Arya.

  • DDD

    The only morsle of hope that I can still contain, is that at the end of INheritance he makes it clear that he will return to write about the characters and alagaesia because they have too much time put in them to just drop it now. He says the question is when not if he will write about them again and could be in a few years or next month.

  • The Grey Rider

    I just finished Inheritance about half an hour ago.
    I feel rather dissatisfied where CP ended that, as it reminds me FAR too much of The Return of the King.

    The story itself was definitely the best in the series, (so far…if CP doesn’t get around to Bladesinger and what he left in Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia within the next decade, I’m going to go nuts.)
    It also feels kind of wierd…

    I’ve been following this series since I was ten, after stumbling on Eragon in a Scholastic magazine.
    From when I got it, and started reading, I was enthralled by how well written and how deep it was.
    Now it’s over, and despite the criticisms levelled against this series, I feel I have but one thing to say to the detractors:

    Those who can, do. Those who can’t criticise.
    Paolini has given the world a tale that will be remembered for a very long time, and enjoyed by generations of readers.
    He’s inspired me to write my own story, which I intend to do.-Of course, as a major dragon fan I can hardly discount them, though I think I might do a bit of genre bending into the bargain.

    On another note, CP, do your fans a favour and as soon as you’ve had a little break from Alagaesia, GET BACK THERE AND EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THIS ‘SHADOW’ IN ‘THE GUIDE’!

    • Neoshinji14

      At least in the return of the king we know sam meets Frodo in the eternal lands and that Sam have someone whos waiting for him at home. Eragon no. He just stay alone. Heartbreaking

  • =(

    Like almost everyone else who recently finished Inheritance, I too was disappointed at how the series came to an end. I agree that CP rushed WAY too many sections in the finale of this story — so many that I felt like his writing had completely changed from the usual and preferred detailed/informative style to just a sloppy and fast-paced style I have never seen him use before… It truly was most evident in the aftermath of Eragon’s battle with Galbatorix. Frankly, I didn’t agree with how CP ended the battle with Galbatorix. It seemed too quick and I feel as if both Eragon and Galbatorix should have met prior to their final confrontation so as to better understand each other– like how Eragon has learned to understand Murtagh over the course of the series. And what about Orrin? How did his stubbornness, greed, and jealously become x2 so quickly? What really frustrated me;however, was the outcome of Eragon and Arya’s relationship which was EXTREMELY dissatisfying (I’ve been rooting for them since book 1!!!) In any case, I don’t know why CP chose to conclude the book the way he did. Perhaps he simply wanted to bring about a sudden twist to a long suspected ending?
    Overall I would say the cons of the book 4 outweigh the pros. On one hand, certain battle scenes in the story were very detailed and satisfying in terms of action and creativeness. On the other hand, there were way too many loose ends, a dissatisfying conclusion to Eragon’s “epic romance”, and just the general feeling of a rushed and squeezed story. I would like to think that CP might want to reconsider ending the story the way it is now but the possibility seems unlikely…

  • Koda101

    I was so disappointed with this book. Biggest letdown of the last I don’t know how many years of my life! ALSO WHY DID WE KEEP HAVING TO SWITCH TO RORAN WHEN OTHER WAY MORE INTERESTING STUFF WAS HAPPENING. I don’t know about everyone else but I sort of get sick to death of hearing about how brave, ingenious and strong Roran is and how well he can lead and fight and capture cities! I think that idea was done to death already in Eldest and Brisingr. I mean the first 300 pages were like the introduction. NOTHING HAPPENED except Roran capturing Aroughs!!!! The ending was illogical and completely stupid! What about Murtagh point of view stuff? No character development on the green dragon whose part was so brief and minor I can hardly remember his name! I didn’t feel that any of the characters got a satisfactory ending or any sort of peace. The ending was so rushed it certainly didn’t feel like the end of the series. There was so much more to do and so much that hadn’t happened. Also, a note on Arya…I think she did love Eragon or begin to but, being an elf, her sense of time is different and she needed longer to deal with that sort of thing. She pretty much said that herself at the end. WHY COULDN”T THEY HAVE THE TIME??!!! I also think it is stupid and inconsistent with her character then to take on the role of Queen so quickly. I don’t think it suits her at all. Also, she didn’t feel like a rider to me! She didn’t have enough time to learn any of their ways or anything important! How can she possibly be a proper rider without learning all that stuff! How can Firnen possibly learn about himself or his species when there are NO LIVING TRAINED DRAGONS or even Eldunari for that matter left in Alagaesia?!As far as the plot…I think it would have been better to see Murtagh and Nasuada escape Galbatorix together with the green egg and have Arya become a rider earlier. That would have given them time to get to know each other as well as allow Arya some training time. Galbatorix’s defeat was ok but it didn’t seem to me to be the way it should be. It needed more… The ending of Eragon leaving was also illogical, badly thought out and inconsistent with his character, reasoning or sense of what is right. What about his love for Alagaesia? And his belief that dragons (and riders) belong in and are needed in Alagaesia? Also, in my mind he had changed so much that the person he was in Teirm when Angela cast his fortune actually had left Alagaesia forever! He changed and grew so much since then! Totally stupid ending and I am extremely disappointed with the book overall. The best bits were crammed into several chapters at a couple of points throughout the book (Dras Leona, Vroengard and Urubaen). However, I found them irritatingly punctuated with Roran’s point of view chapters that were mundane and told about the numerous fights he got himself into! I could have put up with the other issues if the ending had been different. The story just went downhill for me after Galbatorix was killed. It seemed like the author wasn’t interested any more in the story. He tried to cram too many solutions to loose ends in the last part…which by the way didn’t really give any sense of finality or provide answers to the questions we really wanted to know. I mean come on Birgit! I thought that part was soooo weak! It was made such a big deal of in the last 2 books and then nothing happended. Of course I didn’t want her to kill Roran but I was almost embarrassed for her. It was a little silly. I also wasn’t thrilled with listening in detail to how Eragon removed Galbatorixes spells from every town and city in Alagaesia with the Word….particularly when the story went on to have him leave Alagaesia FOREVER just because he couldn’t solve a little problem like where to put the dragons! Surely if he was so powerful, he could protect them. There is plenty of room in Alagaesia for everyone. And on another note, Du Weldenvarden was never breached in all of Galbatorix’s years of power! What makes Eragon think it would be unsafe now? Really, the excuses for ‘protecting’ the eggs and eldunari from people who would abuse them was stupid because if it could happen in Alagaesia, there is obviously a chance it would happen outside Alagaesia. And seriously, I think the dwarves would get over the dragons eating their stupid goats especially if they were going to be riders too! Dragons lived in Alagaesia for thousands of years! Why change that?! And the problem of dragons eating livestock was still going to exist when trained riders (and wild dragons who wanted to) returned to Alagaesia. Lamest excuse of the whole series! Also, I find it difficult to believe that the ingenious Roran, logical Arya, strategic Nasuada or the righteous, inquisitive, organised, brave, down-to-earth Eragon couldn’t think of a better solution or poke holes in the above points.Also, I find it extremely disappointing that Eragon and Arya’s relationship came to nothing. What about all that stuff about a dragon’s feelings influencing the rider and vice versa??!! There were many things in this book like this that were stressed and focused on and built up and in the end resulted in absolutely NOTHING!!! I also found all the characters very different to the way they were in previous books. Their characters in Inheritance were inconsistant with the past 3 books. I thought they were all totally different. I think much of the majesty of the dragons was lost as Saphira did not get much screen time nor did any of the other dragons (and there were considerably more of them in this book than previous ones). I did enjoy Glaedr though but I didn’t feel we got to know Thorn or Firnen as well as we should have.However, I understand that it is CP’s book and it is his perfect right to write it how he wants to and do what he wants with his characters in his world. I thank him for bringing Alagaesia and these characters to us. But I really didn’t like Inheritance. I felt it was incongruous with the last three books and I really didn’t like the way he finished the series. 

    • Dom_modmod

      1095 words.. wow. essay quality stuff is being writtne

      • Koda101

        Hahaha thanks 🙂 I actually plan to turn my thoughts on this book into a proper essay after I finish my uni exams 😉 That was just a draft lol and a way of venting feelings….

    • Anonymous

      He wrote himself into a corner

    • an honest man

      very well said!

    • BigFan

      well said 😀 but if u havn’t heard, CP said in an interview(not sure if it was in the books, but he definetely said it) that Arya had had much more training with Oromis then Eragon did… as the queens daughter and carrying Saphiras egg all over Alagaesia, Oromis had been teaching her quite a bit for 5 years, and she was able to learn a whole lot more than Eragon did in the few months he was there. but I still agree with u, he left out a lot of stuff and the ending was waaaay rushed. but still loved the book 😛 can’t seem to hate CP’s books xD

      • Koda101

        Yeah I know she did. Arya is obviously very well-trained and knows heaps (including many things more than Eragon does) but she didn’t actually have that time to adjust to being a rider or have training that was specifically for a rider. The riders were something special and different and apart from each race of Alagaesia. I understand that they could no longer afford that complete detachment and aloofness but it just seemed like the opposite end of the pendulum to me. I just think that Arya wasn’t given the opportunity to really become part of that order and understand it with an inside perspective (as she had observed and known it as a non-rider for a long time).

        I have an objection to her being queen too. I don’t think that is what she wanted or would have done based on her character from the past three books. I also thought that, as a rider, it wasn’t what she should have done. I am not saying that she wasn’t trained exceptionally well or that she couldn’t cope with the responsibilities of both. I really hated the end. It left a lot unfinished so it didn’t feel like the end of a series at all. It does allow for many extra stories but I wasn’t at all satisfied with the seemingly final endings for Arya, Eragon or Murtagh.

        I love CP’s books too 🙂 I just really hate what he did to the end of this one. I could overlook every other flaw – that I probably wouldn’t have noticed – if it hadn’t been for the unsatisfactory, illogical and rushed ending.

    • isha

      “Also, in my mind he had changed so much that the person he was in Teirm when Angela cast his fortune actually had left Alagaesia forever!” – brilliant

      • Koda101

        Yes! Thank you. That was one of the points I had the most issues with. Angela’s prophecy was so straitforward and predictable. I really wanted there to be a twist in it like that. I even thought that something like that was going to happen before I read the book. It just didn’t feel right that Eragon so blindly followed her prophecy and sooo literally. What about the conversation Eragon had with Oromis in Brisingr where Oromis told him not to take the prophecy so seriously?! I always thought that meant something and was forshadowing some sort of twist like that where Eragon wouldn’t actually have to leave forever…which just seems so stupid considering everything (least of all the fact that he is going to live for 1000s of years without EVER coming back). I mean what was wrong with Vroengard or Alagaesia itself. I think people can deal with sharing such a large land with the dragons.

    • ILikedIt

      If this was the biggest letdown of your life, I really do wish I had your life.

    • Neoshinji14

      Man i just couldnt help myself clapping. You sum up almost all the points why ppl are dissatisfied. I wish you could go to the podcast if Mike akes one again.

  • Anonymous

    that love making bw Eragon and Arya was pretty epic .. Oh , w8 a minute … I imagined that for the last 9 years ..

  • hoke

    To everybody who wanted an “epic romance”, go and pick Twilight. Remember both Eragon and Arya are immortal and Eragon has to fly somewhere to fight the unnamed shadow in the complete guide, so they have plenty of time to develop their relationship 

    • Loose

      Our problem is we were PROMISED an epic romance, and you can’t dispute that.

      • Arya should of went with Eragon to train the new Riders.

        • Prasetyanto

          i agree with that. their relationship should be more clearer than the ending. i mean we don’t know if they get a really happy ending or sad ending

          • Xxiaosaurus

            Apparently, because they part ways, it was a sad ending… :,(

  • TheSoothsayer

    The ending wasn’t bad – it just left many questions unanswered. What did the Menoa Tree take or make Eragon do ? I’m glad their was more insight into Angela and Elva but also disappointed that we didn’t learn more about Angela’s past. Also I’m disappointed that a long time was spent building up th connection between Arya and Eragon but the ending was finished so haphazardly that nothing really even occurred between them – quite the anti-climax. Despite the length of time spent building up their relationship CP rushed quickly into the relationhip between Saphira and Firnen. I feel that the last 150 or so pages were far to rushed and this is the reason so many things are left wide open. Why ? I hope that he will do another book following these characters as it feels like the good end of a book, a nice cliffhanger but not the end of a series.
    Also how are they planning to raise the dragons in a desolate area with possibly no creatures capable of riding a dragon ?

    • The Grey Rider

      It LEFT more questions than it answered.
      THAT’S the problem everyone is having.

      Which by extension means that quality fanfiction in the IC universe is about to become as scarce as hens teeth. (This is a problem I’m having, but I’m sure I’m not the only one having it.)

      • Prasetyanto

        i really hope CP would write a sequel of inheritance. it must answer everything in inheritance
         

    • ILikedIt

      Do you people not realise that Arya, as an elf, is immortal and as an elf ruler she may depose herself if she so wishes? It’s even mentioned in Eldest that the monarch before Arya’s father left the throne willingly. So just because she didn’t go now doesn’t mean that she’ll never leave the other elfs to be with Eragon wherever he settles.

      • TheSoothsayer

        This (supposedly) is the last book in the cycle. It’s not about what happens after, yeah there’s a heap of possibilities but none of them were mentioned – not even a hint. If CP had said “oh yeah maybe later” there would most likely be uproar about that. Also what am I annoyed at is not that Eragon left without Arya but the fact that he left without anything, not even a kiss, really disappointed in that because after all CP spent three books building up their relationship for nothing to happen. Yeah, I get that sharing their true names was monumental but if they can share that I expect that they were finally feeling ‘ the connection’

  • fail ending

    This book was a 3/10 in my opinion.

    -Too many loose ends.

    -MASSIVE PLOT HOLES.

    -Failure ExA (how is that an epic romance?)

    -250 pages worth of Roran crap.

    Sadly enough, this book didn’t even come close to the others…

    • Loose

      Agreed.

  • Just pulling off of Shurtugal’s “Book 4 Confirmed Facts”, I’m just gonna quickly list the things that did not end up appearing.

    1) Book 4 will feature a chapter entitled “brains” – Nope 😀
    2)Angela will be involved with a Shade in Book 4, though the circumstances remain unknown – was this the mad-rabbit tale she was speaking of to the urgals?
    3) Some history or knowledge pertaining to the original Eragon and his dragon, Bid’Duam, will appear in Book 4 – Nope 😀
    4) The two elf children encountered in previous novels will play a role in Book 4 – Never even mentioned.
    5) Tenga will make a reappearance in the final book – I suspect that he was the hermit who invented the spell to hide the Eldunari twelve hundred years ago.
    6) The meaning of the name of Brom’s sword will be revealed – I believe it isn’t mentioned, although Angela’s sword is extremely similar, so we may be able to derive the name from that.
    7) We will discover more information about Eragon’s sword, Brisingr, and why it may set on fire when Eragon speaks its name – it is not explained any further than what is told in Brisingr.
    8) Brom’s seven words will appear in Book 4 – Never mentioned. In fact, they are never even mentioned after Eragon. Considering these are his father’s last ever words to Eragon, I found this extremely odd that they were never mentioned in the series again.
    9) Spirits will be revealed to have the ability to possess both humans and animals, opening the possibility for Shades of differing species – Not in the books 😛

    Despite what many people on the forums have said, I loved this book. There were a few things that I felt were out of place, but I shall keep them to myself. And, besides, the awesome moments in this book far overshadowed the awesome bits.

    If anyone could clear up anything for me, it would be a massive help 😀

    • Mr-x

      Pretty sure the shade was the mad rabbit tale which hits up with the fact in Eragon/Eldest? when she was knitting the sweater/hat? and knitting in glyphs to ward off the red eyed rabbits

      • Mr-x

        Also there is the shade bunny -I’m positive it’s a shade bunny- to clear up the different shade species

    • bromandsaphira

      keep in mind that things DO get cut during editing. the things that CP confirmed might have been true at the time, but by the final draft, they might have been already cut. I’m sure there was a lot of details that Christopher had to sacrifice with this novel…

    • Arrétay

      About Brom’s seven words. Maybe the seven words were Galbatorix’s true name.

  • Dom_modmod

    While The Inheritance Cycle is now complete, Paolini doesn’t rule out eventually returning to Alagaesia’s magical milieu. “I laid the ground inBrisingr and Inheritance for several other stories I wish to tell,” he says. “But that’s not going to be one of my next few projects as I’ve got a whole bunch of other stories I want to tell. Not all of them are fantasy; some of them are sci-fi, mystery, thriller or horror. You name it; I’d like to try it. But at some point in the future I will go back to Eragon’s world. I’ve put too much work into creating this world and those characters that it would be a shame to walk away from it and never go back.

    this is what CP wrote.. the last sentece says caharacters
    maybe he will use eragon again

  • an annoyed reader

    an epilogue at least would have sufficed…. but if he ads one in now, we all have to buy the book again. YAAAYYYYY……….15-30 dollars to read 2 pages that pretty much could change the whole story! im starting to think that splitting the last book into 2 was just a money making scheme devised by the publishers because of the success of the franchise. explains CP’s rambling in brisingr and half of book 4, and his eagerness to finish it (150 pages rushed)

    • Anonymous

      maybe… all i know is he better go out on one of those JKR book tours and just answer questions. I wonder what the equivalent to dumbledore being gay would be in Inheritance.

  • an annoyed reader

    The True name of the ancient language. well, think of the possibilities. he can do ANYTHING. and since eragons true name has changed, hasn’t his fortune also? with all the eldunari, could he not just change the landscape of the desert. and galbatorix dying, shouting be not. sounds a bit like the belgariad does it not? where that spellcaster guy says be not and everything explodes. Eragon didn’t really need to leave alagasia, thats just rubbish, theres plenty of bloody room, and now that every race can be riders, they will be more welcome to allow room for the dragons.

  • an annoyed reader

    what i don’t get, is that if Murtagh knew “The Word’, howcome he just didn’t use it to kill galbatorix when he so obviously despised him…

    • Jordan25631

      galbatorix made it were if anyone heard the true name after he said would forget it! And since he had murtaghs true name he would just make it were he could not say it

      • an annoyed reader

        but murtagh remembered it when he used it against galbatorix, and after when he said it to eragon?

        • Dom_modmod

          the reason why murtagh could remeember it was probably because he was no longer bound to galbatorix

          • An annoyed reader

            I doubt that, if that was the case, then how come everyone who isn’t bound to halt forgot? Murghtah must have knew anyway.

        • bromandsaphira

          that’s because his true name changed

  • shrtugal

    Those saying that if he does write another book it will be based in Alegaesia with new main characters are stupid as can be. If CP does that the series wont be worth shit at all. I absoluetly hate it when an author takes a fantastic series and than goes 50 years into the future using some main characters danm kid or some crap like that. I hope to god this does not happen with this series, which i consider to be the best i ever read, other than, of course, the ending. Which was so shitty it made me forget most of what happened previously in the book and only think about how CP could have possibly spent 3 years coming up with something as shitastic as that.

    • Coleburg

      Excellent description of the ending.

      I can’t remember another series where the main heroes all end up being miserable and seemingly isolated.

      I was half-expecting Eragon to off himself with the kind of ending he got after everything.

    • Coleburg

      Excellent description of the ending.

      I can’t remember another series where the main heroes all end up being miserable and seemingly isolated.

      I was half-expecting Eragon to off himself with the kind of ending he got after everything.

    • Anonymous

      Or he might try something like what Rick Riordan did with the Heroes of Olympus. 
      As in create new characters that complement the old ones, while ensuring that the old ones continue to have the maximum importance. 

  • Jbarker37

    I loved the book, yes the ending was sad but I also think we have to remember that we are dealing with two people who it is reasonable to expect to live hundreds of years at the least. Eragon is not even 20 yet and Arya isn’t much older by elvish standards. Eragon could stay away 250 years (just 1/4 of his expected life span) by that time the entire political landscape would be drastically different! To put it is prospective America hasn’t even last 250 years yet. At that time Arya and Eragon would be on much more equal footing when it comes to maturity and experience.
    The only thing I was disappointed in not knowing was what the Menoa Tree took from him, my guess was the ability to have children, but I guess with out some mystery life would be boring!

  • Anonymous

    the more I think about it the more I think that there will be another book following eragon. Mainly because of the $$$ but also there is just to much potential for a great new series. Following the new riders INHERITING there new roles from eragon Arya also seeing the new city built. either that or someone writes a great fan-fiction

    • Coleburg

      It seems like false advertising though. You say it’s going to be a trilogy and then it turns into 4 books and this didn’t feel like a final book at all. The ending is just way too wide open.

      • Anonymous

        I have never read a series finale left so wide open

      • Anonymous

        I have never read a series finale left so wide open

  • WTF

    Some history or knowledge pertaining to the original Eragon and his dragon, Bid’Duam, will appear in Book 4.Brom’s seven words will appear in Book 4.Book 4 will feature a chapter entitled “Brains”.Angela will be involved with a ShadeThe two elf children encountered in previous novels will play a role in Book 4.Tenga will make a reappearance in the final book.Exact words from “confirmed facts of book 4” GImpACT.

  • Eljibaro

    I have read the hunger games series several times, and up to book 4 I thought even with CP mistakes Eragon was better, you know, Dragons and all, now that I read book 4, mind you twice, as I am disable and got all day to read, and I sleep little, and I can tell you Hunger Games has a better ending. You guys keep talking about Eragon and Arya having the time, and this and that. They are poor excuses for CP lacks, it is his world, and if I a stranger can notice the mistake: Aren on Brom hands, Waterfalls missing on the trip, Arya, common how can she decide for her kind alone when she has sacrifice so much to oversee the rebirth of Alagaesia come true by fulfilling all of the following: Galbatorix destruction, the rebirth of the Rider even if she only could had hope but for two or three since she did not know about the other eggs, and the welfare of every race, then turn her back on everything she fought for to the cost of her relationship with her mother and her people. Because that is exactly what CP implies, that what Arya was doing was far more important than having a regular life which is why she has carried the burden for over a hundred years. Then we are expected to believe that when she has the opportunity to be more than a defender and protector, and she has actually acknowledge her feelings for Eragon, when she actually fulfills her dream of becoming a rider giving her the opportunity to be an ambassador for all the races, a teacher for the new riders, a great scholar all Alagaesia, so that she can try to ensure with her teachings and her efforts that past mistakes do not repeat themselves, and be part of the rearing of the new dragons, she prefers to put all aside to become what, Queen of the Elf, and to wait for Eragon to mature a little more. Now, wasn’t Faolin older than her, oh wait, on the fourth book that is no longer the reason, instead is because Eragon is human and humans tend to change their mind to often. Blah!, wasn’t Eragon more than that, didn’t the Dragons transform him into more, doesn’t Saphira affects his temper by giving stability, isn’t he the most powerful rider, the man that rescue her from peril, her ally, her confidant because she gave him her true name, isn’t he the most educated of the two by his contact with thousands upon thousands of years worth of experience gain from the eldunarí. And wouldn’t it be equally important for her to gain that knowledge, or don’t the eldunarí count where Arya’s decision is concern, but they count where Eragon is concern. Say what you will, but it doesn’t fix unless he is making another book, which is ok with me, but why then tell us that this was the last.

    • shrtugal

      This was well written and i cant help agree that the ending would be just find… if he had not said that this was the last book. I cannot see the story ending this way, there has to be another book or this entire series will be shattered in the matter of a few chapters.

  • To be quite honest, I just imagined that when Eragon entered the Vault of Souls, there would be Angela twiddling her thumbs, whining about how it takes so long for him to do anything. Then she would share that she is actually Guntera, and they’d both fly off over the horizon and kill Galbitorix. But that’s just me 😛

  • Trpapp

    does no one care to know what the menoa tree took from eragon???? :[

  • Coleburg

    The sad thing is that people say that it seems like he was pushed (after years) and rushed the ending, but he could have cut this book in half and it would have been much better. I think he really painted himself into a corner when he said that Eragon would have to leave. That I think ruined the possibility of a good ending.

    I hated the whole Dwarf/Urgal Rider nonsense as well. That smacked of political correctness and JKR type nonsense As well as the countless pages of filler ala JKR.

    • Coleburg

      It just seemed like the series had such a natural ending. Eragon and Arya and Saphira and Fírnen become mates and rebuild the Dragon Riders on Vroengard. Instead he decides for gratuitous deaths and to have everyone end up miserable.

      It seems to me like maybe he intends another book. Too bad he didn’t stick to the original trilogy idea with his big shift in thinking or whatever that came up with this.

  • Arya<3

    Did anyone notice that almost EVERY character was drinking alcohol in this book? Orrin, Arya (surprisingly), Murtagh, and Eragon?

    • Shitone.

      He must of finally become old enough to drink. Gimp.

  • Remirif

    how does eragon defeat galbatorix?

    • Rockhoundpeter

      Read the book

    • Arya<3

      he doesn’t. Galby doesn’t die.

    • Hehe

      He creates a spell that makes Galby understand all the pain he’s caused and then Galby makes himself explode because he can’t take it.  Except he didn’t really create the spell cause the dragons were the ones who made it as powerful as it was.  Lame.

  • guest

    i really like the books and despite what everyone says i liked the ending. the one problem i had with it was the lack of firnen. because the cover showed a green dragon, i thought he was going to be a major part, including eragon and saphira training and revealing to the dragon and rider the secrets that oromis and glaedr had revealed to them. when i was about halfway through the book i kept waiting for jeod to come up to eragon and tell him he had found another secret passage into urubaen and that they would be able to capture the egg. it made me sad that he had such a small role and i really was looking forward to he and arya (because i knew that she would be the green rider) fighting along side eragon and saphira to defeat galbatorix. what also made me sad was the very science fictiony vault of souls part. it seemed to outlandish even for this sort of novel. i know i wouldnt have said this a few months when i was dying for an announcement as to when the book would be realeased but i almost wish that cp had taken a few more months or even a year so that he could pull together all of the loose ends and then make an beginning middle and end that blew us all away like harry potter and the deathly hallows. but otherwise i applaud cp for being a very talented writer. 

    PS who else besides me noticed cp using the phrase “so many” so often. like somthing like “the frogs chirped like so many bells” not that that is from the book

    • Rockhoundpeter

      Yeah I was kind of wondering when Firnen would come into the book. I keep reading and reading until I thought he wouldn’t show, and then he appears in the last 1/7 of the book 😛

    • sorryifIoffendedyou

      And I thought I could be paralyzed(idontcareifispelledthatlastwordwrong).  I’d be able to f’n drum up fantasy stories.  If CP wants to give Lord over things…whatever…idiot.

  • disappointed

    We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.  -George Martin

    • disappointed

      I had to share this quote with you guys bc it sums up all the problems I have with this ending. Fantasy is there to fill the void left in our lives. Alot of people have been saying that not every story has a happy ending, which is true in normal stories. But with fantasy, happy endings are much much more than a neat and tidy way to end the book. Fantasy novels are here to inspire us. To make each and everyone of us feel like we can kill a dragon or get the girl. But this ending isnt a fantasy ending nor is it the ending to what is considered a “young adult” book. It tells our youth that no matter how hard u strive, in the end there are just somethings even the mightest of us cannot do. And that my friends is not a fantasy novel.

      • willie t

        wow man this is by far the best comment on this entire post. and i really mean that. that quote struck home. CP took that away with the ending, and with everything he left out.

      • Rockhoundpeter

        The ending slightly reminds me of Lord of the Rings.

        • disappointed

          Yeah everything in his book screams lotr and star wars. But i think that with lotr the ending fit bc it was Sams choice to leave where as here it feels like Eragon kinda just gives up and accepts fate

          • disappointed

            sorry frodos choice

          • Rockhoundpeter

            I mean, just because Angela told him he was going to leave and never come back didn’t mean he HAD to. I think somewhere in Eldest it talked about a father peering into the future and saw that he killed his son accidentally in a battle, so the father killed himself. 

          • willie t

            i kind of hate the fact that people compare this to those things… doesnt everyone understand its impossible for anyone to write a story that hasnt already been written or played out? instead of it being a copy how bout everyone considers it as an ode to those stories. I honestly thing that a lot of the reason he skrewed this story up so bad was to spite the people that were comparing his books. and now we’ve payed for it. I know he should know better than to write something just to prove other people wrong, but i really feel like that was a big thing behind all of this.

      • Just so I’m clear, you consider Ned Stark’s decapitation to be a happy ending ?

        • disappointed

          no but his also isnt supposed to be a childrens book and his are a unique type of book with an ensemble of main characters. And what i mean by a happy ending is that when its all said and done you shouldnt leave the book feeling like everything you thought u knew for the last decade was a lie. Ned’s death while unfortunate wasnt at the end of Martin’s series, hell he didnt even make it out of the first book

          • Rockhoundpeter

            What series is this?

          • A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
            Sorry for the big spoiler, I figured everyone who had read CP’s work must have known about it.
            HBO also made a TV series out of it that was a very big hit.

          • Okay, I agree, my comparison wasn’t the best…
            Then tell me, what about the ending of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy ?
            If you’ve read it, you know what I’m talking about…
            If you haven’t, READ IT !!!!

            Inheritance’s ending is also strikingly similar to that of The Lord of the Rings : Eragon/Frodo has to leave, but he doesn’t want to.

          • Rockhoundpeter

            Ok I agree about Brandon Sanderson’s Misborn trilogy. Its ending is pretty sad. Anyway, Misborn trilogy is an epic series and I defiantly recommend it.

          • disappointed

            Dont even get me started on this, the amount of things borrowed from star wars and lotr is appalling. And does he not want to leave. If i remember correctly he did want to and it was sam who didnt want him to leave

          • disappointed

            You know i guess your right. It isnt as cut and dry as i assumed it to be, but i believe it all depends on the series. Those tragic events fit into the type of tale Martin is trying to tell. But here CP couldnt even bare to part with more than one semi-recurring character despite how grand a battle this was supposed to be. So going by that his ending just seemed completely out of character for the series

        • willie t

          I do think most of this story was written about the changes in life, and on top of everything that in the story everything would work our for the better. the no matter how hard or bad things are theres a chance that things will work out. and he ripped that out at the end.

          • willie t

            he pretty much told us with this story that yes the main thing may work out but your gonna have to sacrifice everything else you love in life to do it. then everyone is gonna be unhappy for one reason or another anyway. i saw more joy and happiness in the story while galbatorix was still on the throne being a tyrant.

          • What makes you say it won’t eventually work out ? The only one who might know is Christopher Paolini.

          • willie t

            because hes very clearly stated that this is the last he writes of eragon and this story. its all over this site where he states this is it for  inheritance series. and since this is the last book of this series then we’re left with what was written. and whats written now states what i said above. he said he might do a 5th book in alageasia, but he said it wont be about the charactors or anything to do with this story. he also said he had no idea when he will do the 5th and that there will be a few books in between if ever. with that being known can you really say that we should really be hoping for an addition to this or that hes gonna come back and save the ending?

          • Feisty-fitz

            Also the book says “the end”. That might give you a clue.

          • The end of the Inheritance Cycle ? And the beginning of a new one ?

  • luke

    i think that brisingr was a much better book and was written better as well. this one was just too predictable…..

  • Ben

    Alright I haven’t seen this done yet……… Lets do a pole on whether you like the book overall or not.
    post a score between 1 and 10 and give your reason

    Mine is a 5…. Loved most of the book but hated the ending so im only giving it a five.

    • 10 – Loved everything about it, especially the ending, even though it was heartbreaking. The only negative thing I have to say is that I don’t understand the sudden change in King Orrin’s character. That wasn’t very well explained. It might just be due to stress.

      • willie t

        it was explained… he had become an alcoholic. thats why he always had the wine on him and it was noted every single time he talked. if you didnt notice that then youve never been around an alcoholic. their mood swings and character changes are sudden and unexplained. i thought out of everything that was the best explained charactor change. i give the book a 2 just because of the last 250 pages. everything up to galby commiting suicide gets a 10 like the rest of the books, but the end gives it an overall 2

        • I know he became an alcoholic. What I would like to know is why ? Was it stress ? The feeling of impending doom ? Despair ? The REASON behind his alcoholism was never explained, and it’s bugging me ! 🙂

          • willie t

            i cant remember if its actually stated but i did think i read it in the part where one of the characters is thinking about his drinking increasing and theyre mentioning something about how the stress had finally gotten to him. that could have all been in my head though. sometimes i read into the story too much, and somtimes add little things like that. i was almost positive that there was a part in the book where gleadr actually said the poison in the air and ground was radiation, but then i read it again and found it was just written between the lines

          • fail ending

            honestly id give this book a 4/10….

            for reasons that we dont tie up many loose ends, the amount of roran crap, the plot holes and ExA failure.

          • Feisty-fitz

            Basically he turned into an alcoholic with absolutely no character development as to why. Don’t worry Alexandre, we were all confused.

      • Feisty-fitz

        Then all the other characters should have done 180s, since they were all extremely stressed aswell.

  • Crazyjjvols

    I see a lot of people not pleased here. What would you have done in his place? He wrote (in my opinion) the best series I have ever read! I had to think about the end of this bokk for a little while and I was sad that Eragon and Arya never ended together, but it was obvious they had feelings for each other. He will come back and maybe tie up so of the theories that he left open. I just hope he comes and writes about Eragon and Arya not a prequel. But if he does write a prequel I am sure it will bee great!

    • sorryifIoffendedyou

      Don’t feel “Crazy”, that’s why we’re pissed!

    • Hehe

       I’m not sure people will want to read a prequel to a series they didn’t like the end of.

    • Dom_modmod

      hes gonna have to start out with a sequel to get his fans interested again

  • JimmyV

    anyone else notice Saphira kind of whores herself out there?

    • disappointed

      and she became a pedophile to boot

    • Well, you probably would have said the same thing if she had had her way with Glaedr in Eldest…

  • disappointed

    I hate how everyone who defends the ending says that they have hundreds of years left to get together so chill. Eragon is never coming back. Its a fact that he says every page in the last 100 pages. So its all left up to Arya who, going by her new found devotion to her people, wont give up the crown until she dies. So its over. You can say all you want that they will live for centuries but going by everything hes written in those pages, they won’t see each other ever again. That is unless he was lying to us like he was about the 1v1 battle between Glady and Eragon that hes been hyping for 4 books now.

    • JimmyV

      thats slightly depressing

      • disappointed

        indeed. I mean, other than the whole killd Glady thing, them getting together was the only thing the majority of us cared about

    • The Green dragon

      um you dont know that. CPcould change it.remeber its fiction.

      • disappointed

        Yes but hes an author which meanss that what he writes is supposed to be truth. He created the world and its his words that define it. If he says hes never coming back but then he does, how are we supposed to believe anything else hes said about Alagaesia? If he says its going to be a 1v1 battle at the end and it isnt, what else has he told us thats a lie? For all we know brom might not really be his dad.

      • willie t

        so you really think that CP is gonna rewrite the book? i mean really. how bout if you comment just for the sake of arguing you actually say something logical.

    • Rockhoundpeter

      Arya could eventually give up the crown and go visit eragon.

      • disappointed

        i hope with all my heart your right. Nothing would make me more happy then being proved wrong here

        • willie t

          you wont be… and if you are then we’ll never hear about it. if CP does come back with another book and we find that then hes with arya i will be very very very upset. because thats just wrong. what was left open in this book shouldnt have been left open at all this was the end of this series.

          • Rockhoundpeter

            The ending of the book opens many opportunities for CP to latch another series onto it.

          • willie t

            yeah but almost everything hes said before this book states that he wont write another book about eragon or this story again. there may be more alageasia, but not this story nor any of the main charactors. your like the 100th person to say it opens up for another book, but hes stated this is it. thats what we get. they werent meant to be left open for anything they were just left open because he either didnt write it out or the editors edited it out. either way though we got skrewed hard.

          • He also said that the Inheritance Cycle would be a trilogy…

          • DDD

            Yea but at the end of Inheritance he does write that he has developed this world(alagasiea) and the characters to much to leave them be. He says the question is not if he will but when he will write another book and it could be in a few years or next month.

      • Rockhoundpeter

        I loved the book and there was a ton of action, I just hope CP makes like a 500 page epilogue for the inheritance series.

    • sorryifIoffendedyou

      He even says so in the ‘acknowledgements’   He’ll not write about any of the main characters again.  FU  CP.

      • Dom_modmod

        maybe he only means goodbye for now. he might go back to them after he returns to the series

  • JimmyV

    OMG i just remembered another huge thing CP f***ed up. “Glaedr bit off the last 3 feet of Thorns tail” This wasnt even mentioned.

    • Anonymous

      Galby may have caused it to grow back with magic. But that was pretty sharp of you!

    • Littlee62

      in the podcast he brought up it wasn’t even a big deal. galby could have fixed it easy

    • hoke

      i always thought that was gonna be a huge deal. In eragon when he rides saphira successfully he notices how much saphira uses every inch of tail to fly. I guess galby is pretty powerful though..

  • JimmyV

    Some history or knowledge pertaining to the original Eragon and his dragon, Bid’Duam, will appear in Book 4.Brom’s seven words will appear in Book 4.Book 4 will feature a chapter entitled “Brains”.Angela will be involved with a ShadeThe two elf children encountered in previous novels will play a role in Book 4.Tenga will make a reappearance in the final book.
    Exact words from “confirmed facts of book 4” 

    • The Green dragon

      i net she did in the brains chapter that was completely cut. that would explain how she got out and why she looked like she was in a battle when she saved eragon from the Ra’zac

      • sorryifIoffendedyou

        Is your name Mike Mac Green dragon?

  • sorryifIoffendedyou

    Everyone (not really everyone), seems forgetful that Islanzadi is alive in “Guide”….no credibility in these books.

    • What makes you say that the “Guide” wasn’t written before Eragon left Alagaesia ? Maybe it’s the journal he was writing ?

      • willie t

        because the guide says it was written after he defeated galbatorix didnt it?

        • I honestly do not know, I haven’t read it. You might be right.

          • willie t

            i havnt either, but i think it was posted somewhere on this site. i could be just as wrong as you. i was more posting that comment as a question than a statement, but my punctuation is terrible? haha

        • sorryifIoffendedyou

          Thanks Willie t

      • sorryifIoffendedyou

        Well, it wouldn’t be much of use for the future rider to know, would it?  I want to say bad things about your schoolin’ but I won’t!

        • “I want to say bad things about your schoolin’ but I won’t!”

          What is that supposed to mean ?

          Also, why couldn’t his journal be of use for a future Rider ? It would be a great learning experience, to know what Eragon felt, and how he dealt with it, before he defeated Galbatorix.

          • sorryifIoffendedyou

            Well, I wasn’t trying to be mean to you, but you’re an idiot.  It means that CP just installed the query, and he has failed to solve that simple problem.  Truth is, Islanzadi is alive accoring to the “Guide”, and i think it’s stupid to pass a new RIDER info that can’t but help to know that Arya is the new Queen, and rider of her race by the time the “Guide” reaches the new rider.  ESPECIALLY CAUSE ARYA IS THE QUEEN OF THE ELVES!

        • willie t

          theres always gonna be tiny interdependency in any story. specially since the guide was written as a separate piece of literature. i think her being alive in one and not in the other would be of very little consequence.

    • Dom_modmod

      … maybe there is something about ressurection…you know about eragon thinking about brom and stuff

    • Rockhoundpeter

      Who gives a crap if Islanzadi is alive in the guide? The Guide to Alagaesia doesn’t affect the book at all so who cares if she is alive in the guide? Just because you hate Inheritance doesn’t mean you should go talking crap about CP.

      • Becky L

        The Guide is supposed to be set after the Inheritance Cycle.

        another thing, somewhere i read that the guide said thorn had been driven insane by galbatorix’s magic; was the guide wrong again?

      • Feisty-fitz

        We give a crap. The supposed “haters”. We’re giving out because CPs inconsistent writing is annoying us. I’m really missing the 15 euro i spent on this book…..

        • hoke

          Euros what a *** hahahaha

  • ALI

    After having 3 whole years to work on it, how does CP come up with the worst possible ending

    • sorryifIoffendedyou

      You said it best.

    • Tpayne1220

      Because it’s his series, he made the ending he wanted. If he wrote the books to please fans, it would have been entirely different. I applaud him for writing the books how HE wanted to.

      • Rockhoundpeter

        Every fan had different qualities in mind for the book. There was no way for CP to please EVERY SINGLE FAN. He wrote the book how he saw it should be.

    • Feisty-fitz

      It’s not just the fact that the ending itself was bad. It’s the fact that we never got closure – of any kind. I see a lot of people around here who liked the book but not the ending, so at least some of the lovers of the book are dissatisfied with it to some degree.

      And he has to do some pleasing of the fans. We buy his books. He has lost a lot of fanbase with this…. TRAVESTY!

  • inhery

    i wish christopher included a epilogue and explained the world after 100 years when eragon left. how the riders were restored and eragon and saphira’s life

    • I would have liked that too. I think the reason he didn’t is because we’ll have a whole new trilogy about that (I think it’ll start about 50 years after Eragon left).
      But that’s only my opinion.

      • sorryifIoffendedyou

        I’m not hating on you Alex, I hope so too.

      • Littlee62

        i mentioned early bout a series where ismira ( roran and katrina’s daughter) becomes a dragon rider. and goes off to join her uncle  or something. 

  • Horsegal4ever

    This might be rather longwinded. To those who would like to learn what I say before I say it, I’m defending the book and CP, and talking about my opinions about unanswered Q’s, theories, and so forth. 

    Okay. Who want’s to write a book? A brilliant book, make it a series, maybe a quartet. Each book is at least five hundred pages long. (Don’t kill me if Eragon wasn’t, the other page counts more than compensate.) Come up with a million concepts that would keep us in suspense. Drag it out over more than a decade, because you want it to be the best and satisfy your avid fans. Then, those fans are egging you on for the end book, your printing company are probably asking after it, and the pressure to end it perfectly is always there. And as you write, you have to remember every innuendo you wrote in the first three books. You’re happy with what you’re writing, you love the ending you come up with. Then, people start trashing you and your masterpiece out. Ouch much? Guys, maybe he left, maybe not all of them, but some ends dangling On PURPOSE. Sure, he forgot a few things, I’m sure. He didn’t remember every single innuendo! Don’t account it to him! You would too. He isn’t stopping writing with this series; he’s continuing to write books! He’s said he will almost definitely come back to Alegaesia! How could he not? He’s going to come back and tie up those loose ends. Have a bit of faith guys. Don’t trash out a genius. It makes everything taste sour. Was I a little disappointed? Yes. But you guys are going A+ over the top.

    Now, the unanswered Q’s. Menoa tree. What’d she take? CP’s obvious unanswered of the Q hints at something to come. Need I quote? No. He asked, she laughed, we didn’t learn. Think of it as something to think about and talk about until he brings it to light.

    The Seven words. Maybe he forgot. An easy mistake. He had so much to think and write about. If not, again, a hint for a future book.

    The relationships. Murtagh+Nasuada, Eragon+Arya. They’re not going to stay away from each other forever. Arya and Eragon have a few hundred years to get back together. Murtagh can take a break for a decade, then go back and be Nasuada’s consort. Not rule, but be with her. My thoughts on that.

    Elven kids. Thought they were important. Maybe as they grow . . . or maybe the saying the kids were considered important to the elves, as demonstrated by Galby.

    The two women. Who were they? Not known. Again, kind of obviously left open. Future material.

    Angela. Soothsayer? Seems very likely. Left to speculation, but CP explained that.

    Staying away from Alegaesia? Maybe for a few centuries. My thought, tied in with the menoa tree, she took his ‘curse’ and let’s him free of his destiny. 

    Sad, disappointing ending? Well, he couldn’t go cliche, could he? Everyone would freak at that. But, everyone freaks at this. Lose-lose situation. Sure, it’s kinda realistic. Anyone read the third Hunger Games ending? Read it and tell me Inheritance’s ending was worse. 

    Anyone else have any unanswered Q’s I haven’t thought have, reply to me and I’ll answer. Just, try to see it from CP’s point of view, okay? And don’t trash the comments, against CP or the books or people like me who fight for them. Okay? You weren’t insulted on a personal level, and you don’t need to go as far as saying we need to stop buying the books, or run a protest or something. A little ‘I didn’t like it very much’ or ‘I was disappointed’ will suffice. Let him take his time wrapping up all the ends. I’m sure he will. Thanks. 

    • sorryifIoffendedyou

      I’m glad you said the first sentnce, thank you.  The ending was still shit though.

      • Tpayne1220

        I beleive the ending was fine, perhaps to drawn out. I don’t think it should have required almost 100 pages for him to explain his departure. But i think the ending was a…. tolerable ending.

    • Littlee62

      this is exactly what i keep saying. there is plenty more for CP to write about and he even said he wants to revisit this series. i would rather the possibility of more books than the ending be all lovey dovey. CP did great i think. there are things i like and things i don’t. but thats why you read in the first place. if you read something that followed everything you liked it would be boring. I believe CP is a genius because not only did he deliver but her also can add even more and we will still buy his books because we are drooling over these details. 

    • willie t

      this is all good, but the book was terrible. the plot holes were too many, and we’re his fans just as much as you are. we’re just willing to be honest about how we feel about it. im not downing on what hes done in the past and none of the other people saying this book sucked are either. we all agree hes written one of the greatest fantasy series ever, but he ruined the end and wrote a terrible final book to the series. that is as much based in fact as it is in belief and opinion. its a fact there were plot holes and illogical plot twists that had no reason or back story.

      • Littlee62

        honestly as long as CP answers them then what is the big deal. i mean people are getting on here and saying they will never read his stuff again that is ridiculous. wait to see if he is going to do something bout the ending and if he will revisit the series before everyone makes accusations. maybe it was done on purpose.

        • willie t

          because it was a terrible story with illogical plot twists and unexplained character development. he tried to be clever and ripped the heart out of the story. for example we were promised an epic romance. was there anything in there that could be called a romance? let alone epic? another thing was all the open ends left open. no hes not setting up for a 5th book because the ones im talking about arent left open for a 5th book that hes not sure when he’ll ever write. he lost his passion in the story and just threw some words down on paper that barely made sense. he wrote just what he had to to go with his forshadowing and nothing more. the ending was hollow and illogical. that is more fact than opinion.

          • Tpayne1220

            The ‘epic romance’ was between Saphira and Firnen. Herp, derp.

          • Becky L

            Well, it was Eragon’s future that foretold an epic romance, not Saphira’s future.

          • Horsegal4ever

            What defines an epic romance? Vampires and werewolves? Secret kisses at night under a full moon? Heat and passion? Maybe his idea is something else. In my opinion, it is epic, because they do love each other, but they are willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of everyone. Don’t jump on me for that sentence please. Just, use your imagination. Imagine them getting together after a century or so. A wait makes the end even more delicious.

      • Crazyjjvols

        how can you say that? he made a great story with an exciting ending eragon ending being the best rider and able to beat galbatorix because he used his brain (what brom told him to use). also him and arya not being together made me so sad, but it was what was best at that moment. and he wants to come back and write more books so why not leave so open ends? overall he did a great job. this book was thrilling, sad, intense and every other good descriptive word in my opinion.

      • Horsegal4ever

        Ok, here’s this. We all are different. Some like chocolate, some hate it. Some like heat, some cold. Some like fall, some winter, some spring. Some like books, some like movies. Some like the ending, some don’t. Some react badly to it, some just mention their feelings, which is what the comments are for, and some defend. I’m not trying to down talk those who just comment on their feelings. Please don’t take me for that. I’m talking to those who go over the top about the ending being horrible and not reading the books ever again, yada yada. There are some who comment that. I’m here against them. And to explain my point of view.

    • Luna

      Mockingjay’s ending is still more satisfying.

      No one is really “trashing” Inheritance or CP. Some of us feel cheated that the teasers and confirmed facts he’s been telling us for awhile now DID NOT APPEAR AT ALL in Inheritance.  You have to separate that. He didn’t forget these facts — they were confirmed! If you read earlier comments you’ll find a large list of unanswered questions. I like Inheritance and his direction with it, it just wasn’t executed that great.

      Also, originally, the Inheritance Cycle was supposed to be a trilogy. Inheritance was supposed to be the final book and tie up loose ends, not raise more questions than it answers.

      • Littlee62

        ok i can agree with that. if he answers these questions with another book or a series i will be good. maybe a series where ismira becomes a rider and goes to be trained by her uncle or something. but yeh i agree i want those answers. 

        • Luna

          I just want to make it clear that people dissatisfied with the ending and lack of closure are not personally attacking CP. He should be flattered that we care so much about his series and his characters.

          Those questions just… need to be answered.

          Thanks for the civil reply.

          • Horsegal4ever

            I agree. Most people are not attacking CP. But if you read a page or two back, at least when I got on, there was someone shouting to stop buying Random House books and such nonsense. It was extreme, but that’s what I was basing that off of. Sorry to all those who don’t do that and take that personally.

    • Very well said. That’s what I’ve been trying to say all along, but you’ve said it better than I could.
      As for the things I think people are the most disappointed about :

      1) In the comments, I see a lot of people wondering how could Murtagh have known the Word ? The answer, in my opinion, is pretty simple : Galbatorix told him.
      But before he told him, Galbatorix made him swears oaths in the ancient language, so that Murtagh could never use the Word against him.
      Because of his love for Nasuada, Murtagh’s true name changed and he was free of his many oaths. That’s how he removed the wards from Galbatorix.

      2) I also see a lot of people complaining that there was no “epic romance” between Arya and Eragon. This is what I have to say : What makes you say that the prophecy about their “epic romance” has come to pass ?
      Maybe their epic romance spans many centuries, and that was simply the beginning.
      Angela prophesied that theirs would be a romance that would be talked about for centuries…
      To love someone with all your heart (and that went both ways between them, the exchange of True Names proved that) and still put your duty before all else…
      Knowing that you might never see that person again, and still going forward because you know it is the right thing to do.
      Pray tell, how isn’t that epic ?

      • Feisty-fitz

        Why would Galby give his the word? He looked for it for a long time, and he never trusted Murtagh.

        • Horsegal4ever

          A: maybe Murtagh just picked it up. He heard it often enough, even if it did vanish out of his head instantly.
          B: maybe Galby thought it was safe. Murtagh was the picture of defeat. He did what he was told. Maybe he wanted it to go farther, with Murtagh, to do more damage.
          or C: highly unlikely, but maybe Galby got careless. Wrote it down to remember it (lol) said it to himself under his breath, maybe asleep and Murtagh slipped into his room and he said it while dreaming (What kind of dreams did Galby have . . ?) Again, highly unlikely, I don’t really think so, just a gander at it.

    • Crazyjjvols

      wow that was great! i am so sad it is over now though!

    • Anonymous

      Im sorry, but you cannot make me believe that he ‘forgot’ about Brom’s 7 words. They’re way too important man. They would have been intricate to the plot. Yet they don’t turn up so maybe, as you mention, CP is setting himself up for another book. He better be.

      • Horsegal4ever

        Another thing I just thought of to explain the seven words: maybe he didn’t find a way to fit them into the book, a way that would be comfortable. If he just threw them in, fans wouldn’t be satisfied, so he’s saving them for something dramatic.

    • Eljibaro

      I have read the hunger games series several times, and up to book 4 I thought even with CP mistakes Eragon was better, you know, Dragons and all, now that I read book 4, mind you twice, as I am disable and got all day to read, and I sleep little, and I can tell you Hunger Games has a better ending. You guys keep talking about Eragon and Arya having the time, and this and that. They are poor excuses for CP lacks, it is his world, and if I a stranger can notice the mistake: Aren on Brom hands, Waterfalls missing on the trip, Arya, common how can she decide for her kind alone when she has sacrifice so much to oversee the rebirth of Alagaesia come true by fulfilling all of the following: Galbatorix destruction, the rebirth of the Rider even if she only could had hope but for two or three since she did not know about the other eggs, and the welfare of every race, then turn her back on everything she fought for to the cost of her relationship with her mother and her people. Because that is exactly what CP implies, that what Arya was doing was far more important than having a regular life which is why she has carried the burden for over a hundred years. Then we are expected to believe that when she has the opportunity to be more than a defender and protector, and she has actually acknowledge her feelings for Eragon, when she actually fulfills her dream of becoming a rider giving her the opportunity to be an ambassador for all the races, a teacher for the new riders, a great scholar all Alagaesia, so that she can try to ensure with her teachings and her efforts that past mistakes do not repeat themselves, and be part of the rearing of the new dragons, she prefers to put all aside to become what, Queen of the Elf, and to wait for Eragon to mature a little more. Now, wasn’t Faolin older than her, oh wait, on the fourth book that is no longer the reason, instead is because Eragon is human and humans tend to change their mind to often. Blah!, wasn’t Eragon more than that, didn’t the Dragons transform him into more, doesn’t Saphira affects his temper by giving stability, isn’t he the most powerful rider, the man that rescue her from peril, her ally, her confidant because she gave him her true name, isn’t he the most educated of the two by his contact with thousands upon thousands of years worth of experience gain from the eldunarí. And wouldn’t it be equally important for her to gain that knowledge, or don’t the eldunarí count where Arya’s decision is concern, but they count where Eragon is concern. Say what you will, but it doesn’t fix unless he is making another book, which is ok with me, but why then tell us that this was the last.

  • Anonymous

    sad thing is if there was going to be a 5th book it wolnt be for another 5 years at least. I feel like JK and CP are going to do the same thing keep saying they are going to come back to there respective worlds. And just never get to it unless CP starts to get low on $$$ other than that I don’t see it happening.

    • willie t

      exactly.. CP lost all passion after the climax. he cant write as good as he once did until he either has to or he gets the passion for this world back. I think the young kid that started writing this series grew up, got married, had kids, and changed. im not saying he cant write with passion on this series again, but it doesnt seem like he can right now. he needs out for a bit. though i say that i wish against it with all my heart because i feel this book needs re-written in a lot of spots.

    • ooo

      CP is much worse than JK. NO doubt.

  • fail ending

    rewrite or an epilogue…. nuff said.

  • Guest

    There goes 9 years of magical memories and wonderful reading. Sure, I can go back and read  the series and “imagine” my own ending, but you can never erase something embedded into someone’s mind. I will forever remember the ending of this book, and no amount of attempts to fix something that should have been fine in the first place, will make this better. Sure, this was a good read FULL, and I cannot stress that enough, FULL of loose-ends and predictable results, but I felt completely unsatisfied walking away from the final words. I just wish time could reverse and the story could be fixed in the first place. Still love you CP, but damn man. 

  • FFFFFFUUUUUUUUU

    Step 1) Go to shurtugal.com .
    Step 2) Go to Book Four confirmed facts.
    Step 3) Laugh maniacally because the vast majority of CONFIRMED facts didn’t happen in the book. 
    Step 4) Tell CP to have his parents write the ending, like they wrote Eragon, and Eldest. 

    • willie t

      hahahaha i almost started to tell people that said there was nothing wrong with the book to just go to this sites confirmed facts and loose ends section and count how many were left out or undone. and thats not counting the plot holes and illogical twists.

  • glaedr578

    i want to know what the name if the ancient language is. why is CP torturing us?!?

    • willie t

      CP said he would never write out true names….

    • Anonymous

      I guess, even for him, coming up with a name like that would have been too much and probably would never have been quite right to the vast majority of us.

      Still annoying though. 

    • hoke

      so we dont use it 😀

  • Sparkle

    I think everyone hated a bit of that ending… I thought Arya should have gone with Eragon, or at least promise to visit or something.

  • guy

    i wish there was a prolog that would have been awesome then you would know what happened and if any dwarves or urgals actually become riders.

  • The Green dragon

    um i thought that people maybe relzed this but maybe they didnt, but dont people realize that Arya most likely changed because of Firnen?

    • SaphiraBrightscales

      ah! good point green dragon! 

      • The Green dragon

        thanks! i was just looking at people who were mad that arya changed and then i just reealized that maybd they didnt realize

        • sorryifIoffendedyou

          Oh, I just realized that Firnen told me, I should not care about my rider duties, or the fact that I am a rider ruling my nation.  Oh, is that a problem?

          • The Green dragon

            um sorry didnt want to get in an argument. but obviouly you want to juding by your name.

          • The Green dragon

            and thats nit what i ment.

          • sorryifIoffendedyou

            I’m not trying to personally hurt you, Greenrider, but come ON!

          • The Green dragon

            green dragon. so technically im firnen i guess. but its ok. im just a bit loopy right now i just finished with an endoscopy and im using my dads tablet.

  • Grimrr

    The answer is simple… any unresolved plot holes were left there for later books.  CP is obviously going to return to Alagaesia in a later book.  Eragon might use Brom’s seven words in that book.  Arya may join Eragon in the new land in that book.  btw, THE MENOA TREE DID NOT TAKE ANYTHING, IT WANTED ERAGON TO LEAVE ALAGAESIA.  BOTH TIMES THAT HE ASKED WHAT SHE WANTED, SHE SAID “GO”.  AND SO HE WENT. 

    • sorryifIoffendedyou

      Read the acknowledgements, and you’l see that he will write about Alagaesia again, but not one of our fav characters.

    • willie t

      this makes no sense at all.. what was the point in CP writing that there was a twinge in his lower stomach and then the menoa tree let him go. if your right, which i highly doubt you are because your taking her “go” way out of context, then why did CP write the part with the twinge? and he may have left some of these plots open and loose ends untied but not all of them. this is just a terribly written end to an amazing series.

    • sorryifIoffendedyou

      Im 27 , and I’m more impressed that under 18 can read.  The World has done something right!  And before some anti-amertican says somthing, I had my Arya as a Welsh woman.  Don’t come at me because a I’m American.  I’ve had all kids odd insults today, and I’m tired of it!

  • The Green dragon

    hey since ive seen people hating under-18’s, i dont think you can since you all love a book series(or did) by someone who wrote said book when he was fifteen. and yes im 16.

    • willie t

      the book series evolved with his age… and we can judge this book because just just wrote it now, not when he was 15. and who said the comments were hating on young people?

      • The Green dragon

        just saw some things that were and it annoyed me cus im under 18.

      • sorryahole

        Truth be told, I’m 27, and I KNOW that things don’t work out perfect all the time.  But, that’s why I read these type of books.  I’ll be honest and say that CP’s novels will no longger captivate me.  See HP, or the Shannarra series, or even the CP copied Star Wars saga.

  • The Green dragon

    hey what exactly is fanfiction?

    • afriendarider

      when people make stories based on an authors characters and plot… basically using the characters to make the plot turn out the way they want it 

      • The Green dragon

        oh ok. just wondering because people said they had read  fanfiction better.

        • Pffff

          well they made what they wanted to happen… so of course they liked it better 😛

          • The Green dragon

            ha yea.

  • Ebrithrilan

    FOR EVERYBODY WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE MENOA TREE TOOK FROM ERAGON: I THINK I FIGURED IT OUT.
    Whenever Eragon asked the Menoa tree took from him, she always says Goooo…, and I think that that shows that in some way, she must’ve made Eragon leave Alagaesia and never return. The one major thing that Paolini missed out on were Brom’s seven words. What the heck were they?

    • The Green dragon

      dude you took my theory, or just didnt see it.

      • guest

        it’s not -your- theory, its a common belief
         

      • willie t

        most of you are rewriting theories that were written 2 days ago. ive been here for 2 days now.. its just the same theories on repeat and the same people complaining about the people saying the book sucked.

        • The Green dragon

          ok. dude i like yor name.

          • willie t

            haha you like my name? whats so special about it?

    • Horsegal4ever

      I thought just the opposite! lol I thought, you know, since it’s his ‘fate’ or ‘curse’, and she took it from him cause she saw that he needed to return in the future or something.

      • willie t

        so taking a curse or fate from someone is a twinge in their lower stomach? does everyone forget about the twinge in the lower stomach? cuz you all seem to write theories that completely leave that out.

        • fd

          I thought at that time she took his ability to have kids, but when him and arya split that kind of doesn’t make sense considering he never meant for them to be together.

          • willie t

            thats exactly what i thought too and i still beleive that… thats exactly where the vas diferenz are (excuse the spelling). i figured the menoa tree would at least confirm or elude to that. or maybe even give it back. and i know people are saying that some things were left open for later books, but CP has said he will never write about eragon again even if he does write about alageasia. so those statements wont hold up for this.

          • fd

            for me that remains to be seen. It all depends on how he takes to the fans demands.

    • fd

      She didn’t take anything. She let him go…. Thats why she said Go….. make sense doesn’t it. He didn’t leave because of some tree, he left because he thought it was the right thing.

  • Umaroth

    I wonder if Eragon has “left Alagaesia to never return” just yet? or might he come back a
    few more times and only finally depart for good later; Maybe after he
    outlives Roran, Nasuada, Orik, and the others he left behind. hear me out. Remember
    there was no mention of him creating “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia”
    which supposedly was written by Eragon after the fall of Galbatorix and
    for a new rider. Arya would have no need of a guide for Alagaesia since she knows
    Alagaesia better than Eragon. We must assume either that Eragon returns
    again after another dragon hatches for a rider or that Eragon did
    complete “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia” but that there was no mention of
    it in “Inheritance”. thoughts?

  • Bromasaurus17

    The ending felt very…
    wrong.
    I understand the ending.  It is logical that Eragon and Saphira need to leave Alagaesia.
    But even so, I felt like I didn’t have any real closure. 
    If I had it my way, I would want Eragon to stay home, to be with his friends and family and all.s  Him and Arya were meant to be; I only wish they were both only slightly more selfish, so they could finally be together.
    The ending made sense, but I still think it would’ve been much better it was happier.  It leaves a numbing aftertaste.
    As for the book, it was pretty good after Roran’ s battle in Aroughs.  That whole switching perspectives thing was really unnecessary (I admit, I was only interested in Eragon’s point-of-view and Nasuada, when she got captured).
    But the fact is that I expected so much more answers.  And I didn’t get them.  I wanted more of Murtagh.  I thought winning over Elva was too easy.  What did the Menoa Tree take?  What were Brom’s last seven words?  What is Eragon’s true name? 
    Maybe CP plans to address this later on (I’m sure we’ll be seeing that missing belt elsewhere), but seriously.  Finish all the details of this story before you move onto the next. 

    • SaphiraBrightscales

      okay so a lot is unanswered… on the bright side it makes it easy for another book to be added to the quartet (YAY!) and anyway CP said he wasn’t going to give up just yet on a world that took up so much of his life,
      however, i’m not sure why eragon had to leave alagaesia forever… i mean why can’t he visit in the meantime when he needs a break from training dragons and rider!

    • The Green dragon

      well it says why he doesnt say the true names in a interview but im not sure which one.

      • Bromasaurus17

         Oh really? 
        Still, I felt like us as reader should have the right to know Eragon’s true name at least.  It would help us understand his true character.  Not knowing kind of made it anticlimactic.

        • The Green dragon

          thats not sarcasm is it?

        • willie t

          it would be too specific.. CP states he would never write out true names due to that fact. can you imagine how hard it would be to write something like that out? and then it would doom his charactors to a specific set or traits. it would be dangerous for him to do it. even though the book was ruined in many other ways i agree with his decision on true names. id rather imagine what it would be for myself.

          • willie t

            you can also think of it this way. we all imagine ourselves to be eragon. at least most of us do. so if he wrote out eragons true name and described his true being it wouldnt match up with us, and therefore would destroy our empathy with the story. which is one of the most important parts.

  • OMGReally?

    something good:
    ——————–
    1) Solenbum + Eldunari = google.com ……. i mean, down to the page and paragraph :p

    2) The book seemed good until Eragon returns from the Vault of souls.
    What the vaoult contained was a big surprise, the Eldunari where to be expected, but the eggs! the only thing is it kinda undermined the story that saphira was to be the mother of a new race.
    it is kinda like the trade market; if there is a small number of something then it costs allot, but if there is allot of something you buy it cheap :p, but it was a shocker !

    3) Nasuada: Murthag tortures her…. and she loves him for it….. ummm ok… she might be into that sort of thing :p

    4) the Roran chapters: many hated them, but i liked them, because i thought the chapters held form, and their detalis kinda made them complete on their own. though they would be better in a book where the focus was Roran and not Eragon. so on their own they hold their place, but they hold no place with the other chapters of the book

    something bad:
    ——————
    1)Murthag: CP promised more of him, maybe a chapter from his point of view, all there is were some weepy moments, and then he disappears at the end, not to mention being almost invisible throughout the book.

    2)epic romance: where is it ? there never was romance, because romance is double-sided, instead there was Eragon mooning after Arya and she saying: “go away NERD! “, if there had been romance, intimate moments, kissing, more than kissing :p than ending the way it did, we would have said OK.

    3)battle scenes: too long and unnecessary

    something really bad:————————-
    1)Islanzadi’s death: cliche, VERY BIG CLICHE, I mean, the vadern leader dies (Ajihad), the dawrf king dies (Hrothgar), so the elven queen MUUUUST die…… really ?

    2)Tenga and the 2 Women Eragon blesses at angela’s request: Pass By ! as in; you are walking on the street, some guy that looks like someone you know passes by….. and that is it…. he passes by !

    something really really bad:
    ——————————–
    The biggest killer of it all, the star of the show: Galbatorix. And after 4 books and over 2ooo pages of build up and mystery, he turned out to be Dumblebore wearing a dress :p, atleast dumbledore did so heavy fighting, Glabatorix just sat there until they killed him …………. OMG………………WTF…………, and shriukan seamed as depressed as that depressed robot from :”a hitchhiker’s guide tot he galaxy”

    • eragonisavirgin

      trust me, there are no ‘epic romances’ in MONTANA.

    • The Green dragon

      well the inheritance cycle is called”inheritance” thats what they inherited. those titles

      • willie t

        and we inherited a terrible ending to one of our favorite fantasy series.

  • Melodia

    I just finished the book and I loved it but there were some parts that disappointed me. First of all I didn’t like that Arya was the green rider I felt like it didn’t fit, it should have been someone else. And on her and Eragon’s love story I didn’t see it going anywhere from the very beginning so the end of it was fine with me. Yes the ending was sad but I liked it but I don’t see why Eragon can’t visit Alageasia once everything is settled? I believe CP will revisit Alageasia in the future, he said as much in the acknowledgements but I don’t it will be Eragon’s point of view it will probably one of the new riders who tells the next story even though I would love another book from Eragon’s POV L but who knows?(except for CP that is.) I loved Murtagh and Nasuada’s love story and I was sad to see that it ended that way. Please write another book soon CP!!!!
    And also
    WHAT THE FREAK DID THE MENOA TREE TAKE FROM ERGON???????

    • eragonisavirgin

      Did you just experiance a break-up?

      • Ababab

        dude, must you be insulting to everyone? first cp, then having a go at a *characters* love life as shown in your screen name (who cares?!?) and now melodia…. 
        *back off*

        • SaphiraBrightscales

          agreed 

          • sorryahole

            I AM sorry if I offended anyone, but I want my 100 hours-plus back that I’ve read and re-read this series.

          • afriendarider

            it’s okay… i think we all wanted a happier ending and one that made more sense to ppl would didn’t make up a. and who only know what cp provides

          • sorryahole

            Thanks afriendarider, sometimes I feel as if these people get some moral lesson from these let-down books.  I’ve read A LOT OF BOOKS.  I was looking forward to some answers with this one, something more comtempoary, but CP let us down.  See JKR or JT for proper endings to these type novels.

          • SaphiraBrightscales

            it’s fine. i think we all expected something different. something that were obvious… too obvious and something we had taken for granted didn’t happen. and we all still have ALOT of question… but the thing is: it’s hard to please everyone, and cp has been under a lot of pressure with this last book. so yes, the inheritance cycle took up a lot of our lives over the past years, but in the long run we have to give credit were credit is due 😛

        • imabetterfancuzilikedit

          You are right my friend, I’m just upset.  I’ll change my name.  Then I’ll change my plotline all-together.  Then I’ll change my true name, then I’ll change my opinion on the series…… 

        • Melodia

          *back of*? did you find my opinion aggressive in some way?

          • Ababab

            i wasn’t referring to you… i was referring to eregonisav. so actually i was sticking up for you… your welcome 😛

          • Melodia

            oh… well thank you 😀

          • Ababab

            I meant that eragonisavirgin was just “insulting” and i though he should back off your personal life… i didn’t mean i thought you needed to back off… sorry, that wasn’t my intent 
            yes i am Pffff, but i thought i should repost since the screen name was different…

          • Melodia

            No problem. 🙂

          • Ababab

            🙂

      • Melodia

        Mind your own business.

        • sorryahole

          I promise I will when it doesn’t involve a pubilc story.

          • Melodia

            Sorry to tell you but my relationships aren’t a public story.

          • sorryifIoffendedyou

            LOL, I didn’t really mean for anyone to answer that question, but the AxE relationship is one, and it seems to me sometimes that people put their comments based upon real-life.  I fully apologize for real if I offeneded you hun.

          • um…

            okay we get it sorryifioffendedyou… your sorry…  but you wouldn’t have to be if you though before you typed. now, i’m not having a go at you i just think you need to be more careful to post something you cannot delete. just some advice, you don’t have to take it, i’m just trying to help.

          • Melodia

            Really, you didn’t expect me to answer that question?
            but it’s cool no worries at least you apologized.

    • Sarahvidrine

      I want to know the same thing!?!?! What did the Menoa Tree take!?!

  • an honest man

    i just finished the book but i cant decide if i like it or not, firstly i think CP has an amazing imagination and would like to congratulate him on all of his success but as i have finished inheritance now and as ive seen with other peoples comments i feel empty like their is so many loose ends he didnt finish, fine some of them you can use your own imagination for them but i felt the fourth book was rushed unlike the other three, i found myself reading the first 20 chapters and feeling like we where already at the gates of uru’baen. he seems to have missed out on so much and left so much unexplained tht im confused about it all, i thought he done an amazing job with roran tht i was very happy with. nasuada really enjoyed tht only to feel like it was unfinshed between her and murtagh and for murtagh just to leave was annoying after what he has been through and what he did, and with eragon and arya tht was the most difficuilt of all i didnt expect them to get together but come on could have put so more chapters into that aswel as saphira and firnen!! plus with what everyone has has mentioned with the other loose ends im just dissapointed i would rather had a happy predictable ending than what we got but hopefully CP will come back to alagaesia and tie up these loose ends! 

  • SaphiraBrightscales

    please ppl back off! when you write a book that does as well as CP’s then you can insult his story. until then quit it! honestly, do you know how hard it must have been to write? to try to make it something the fans would cheer for? cause whatever he did with the story you would have a problem with it! if arya and eragon ended up together, you would have complained it was unrealistic, or if arya stayed unemotional toward eragon. or if eragon killed galby you would have had a problem with eragon being a murderer. honestly, nothing is perfect and CP did what he thought the characters would have done so in that case… BACK OFF!
    yes question remain unanswered and yes, i’m not sure why eragon had to leave FOREVER to just raise dragons, but on the bright side, it makes it possible for another story and another adventure! 

    • eragonisavirgin

      Terry Brooks did just fine,,you must be under 18?

      • afriendarider

        i don’t think that was what SaphiraBrightscales was saying…

    • The Green dragon

      um Eragon did kill Galby.

      • SaphiraBrightscales

        ik i was trying to make a point on both sides… obviously it wasn’t the best argument…. 😛 

    • willie t

      considering we’re his fans and we’re the ones that he let down then we can offer our honest opinions on the book. if you dont like those opinions dont read them… stop complaining about people being honest. the whiners arent the ones saying the book sucked the whiners are the ones whining about people being honest.

      • SaphiraBrightscales

        dude, i’m not whining! i’m saying that no matter what he did with the story, some ppl were not going to be happy with it… that’s all
        i’m all for feedback, i just think we need to keep in mind the pressure that authors, an not just cp, can’t please all their fans 

        • SaphiraBrightscales

          um thnx Ababab… for stepping in there o.O but willie t. that is what i meant. what happened to giving an honest opinion? if i feel that ppl should just be a little more understanding and less critical then you shouldn’t have a problem with that. 

  • Guest

    I kinda wish Glaedr was real so that he could tell Paolini … “Again”.

    • JimmyV

      i dont get it

      • Cjmsport

        write the book again…

  • Shaggyhairisnoexcuse

    Where you at Mike?  What’s your name on this forum?

  • JimmyV

    An epilogue would have been perfect

  • imnotstupidCP

    All these gripes…STOP SHOWING UP FOR HIS BOOK SIGNINGS!!!  Stop buying Random house books…how DO THEY sell these books to kids?  If I was a kid and someone asked me to read a book where the hero cries at missing his woman at the end, I’M sure even as a kid, (growing up in Bmore), I’dve told thm to !@#$ off.  I apologize to you people who liked it.  I’m sorry, CP, i ALREADY KNOW LIFE SUCKS SOMETIMES !@#$, dont make my time escaping it a reality!

    • SaphiraBrightscales

      well obviously, you bought the books, so you must have found it was worth the money. when you come up with just a good and story and a fantasy world of your own that ppl want to be a part of, *then* you can say that… until then i would wait to insult an author that you have yet to best.

  • JimmyV

    After reading Inheritance, only one word comes to my mind: WTF? Honestly, up to the chapter when Eragon leaves for Vroengard, the book is actually really good (apart from those god awful Roran chapters which just pissed me off) , however, after that everything just felt mediocre, which is the opposite of the endings of the other three books. And not to mention all of the unsolved endings.

    First, we still don’t know who the f*** Angela is. She makes this speech to the no limbed douchebag about how if he knew who she actually was, he wouldn’t have attacked. Who is she actually?

    Also, there wasnt even a mention of the first Eragon, a topic CP discussed with a lot of no comment responses. This actually was a major let down for me because that would have been such an interesting topic.

    Also, where the hell were Broms last words? Oh ya, back in the first book because they werent even mentioned once. I thought at least they would have helped Eragon kill Gably, which by the way was such a boring battlescene. At least CP could have brrought Galby out and fought him where everyone can see like HP7, instead of in his dark man cave. I also wanted to see more of Shruikan actually fighting and maybe communicating.

    The belt of beloth the wise? Nope, just disappears.

    Also, I was happy with Arya being the green rider, but it was sooo stupid how Eragon and Arya didnt actually hook up.I mean cmon, they didnt even kiss! How lame is that? Instead, Eragon just leaves and decides he wants to get to know his hand a lot better.

    I also thought the green dragon would have hatched at the beggining of the book so Arya could help Eragon during the battle. I was hoping for a really epic battlescene like HP7, but no Galby realizes his ways and kills himself. Thats cool…

    Look, obviously CP butchered the ending by trying to wrap it up and throwing last minute bits of info about things like birgit and the menoa tree. He should have cut out a lot of those Roran chapters and added more explanations toward the end. Maybe a chapter where Eragon and Arya follow their dragons lead and do it every chance they get before Eragon peaces out which is exactly what they should have done.

    Overall, i didnt think it was a bad book, it just didnt impress me as much as i had hoped, and the ending got absolutely butchered. I think CP just wanted to finish it so he could go home and roll around in his money.

  • Ebrithrilan

    I’m laughing at all of these people so mad at CP, because I went to one of his book signings and either he was really proud of his ending of the book, or he was afraid that other people would be mad at him. Then again, the book was great, but the ending wasn’t so good. It felt like he was just cramming everything at the end. I would have actually prefered it if he stopped the book at where he killed Galby, and he made a new book about everything after that. He also shouldn’t have changed everybody’s personalities so much. For Arya, I couldn’t tell what was off, but she seemed totally different. I think that the book would’ve been much better if the Varden were trying to basically force Roran on the throne, but he tried fighting against it, but he eventually accepted and moved the capital to Palancar Valley. All in all, the book was great, but the ending wasn’t so good. Chances are, all of us (including me) are just really mad at the ending because it did end. We don’t want the series to end, and we want him to make another book as soon as possible in Alagaesia, and not some Sci-Fi book. If he does make another book, I think it’d be great if it was on him raising the new riders, and Nasuada when she’s much older and the revolts that are happening in the Empire. It’d be great to see what the new Carvahall would turn out like. CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI, IF YOU’RE READING THIS, WE’RE ALL BEGGING YOU TO FORGET THE SCI-FI (sci-fi books are good though, but not as good as these), AND COME STRAIGHT BACK TO ALAGAESIA! 

  • Umaroth

    Angela is a badass. She could take down Galby single-handedly!

    • Eljibaro

      I think she is the Soothsayer…. yeah! She is bad ass…

      • Melodia

        Yeah thats exactly who I thought she was too when Galby was explaining to Nasuada about it!!!

    • Overrated

      Jesus, that woman is so overrated.  She had the entire battle to take down Barst, but didn’t. 

  • Eljibaro

    OK, I finished the book twice already, and I noticed discrepancies from the previous books, such as going from Sílthrim to Hedarth on the Talíta without consideration of the falls in the river that impair their path previously in the story when Eragon travel to Ellesméra for the first time (Eldest, pg 209). Just like I had overlook the slipped of putting Aren on Brom’s fingers during the memory Saphira showed Eragon when by all right the ring couldn’t be there because Brom had sent it to Ajihad with the messenger. Or Murtagh’s trigger of the dwarves enchanted chain in the middle of Du Weldenvarden when by all right could not have been since the Forrest wards should had prevented it. However, I cannot really bring myself to accept the ending on this story. I have read CP say that the characters had grown and his ideas for them had change because of that.  Yet, it seems obvious to me that the ending did not apply to the story. So, if CP was referring to the ending when he spoke about character outgrowing their intended purpose, perhaps he misread the “characters intentions.” I don’t mean to say that the end should had included an Arya-Eragon wedding, but a least an ending with a closer fortunes for them. These are my thoughts, since Arya always do the responsible thing, and she was a Rider before she became the queen, her responsibility to all the people of Alagaësia should had prevail since the älfakyn could have selected a replacement successor (Eldest, pg 309), been a Rider is far more important with a greater responsibility to her own people than been a “mere” Queen which is why the riders of old were above politics, then there is the fact that Arya and Lord Däthedr, and more importantly the Eldunarí didn’t agree with the possibility of Eragon doing the same for the humans. Thus, it saddens me to think it, I tend to agree with the previous comment, that the ending was changed for commercial reasons. Although, unlike the previous commentator, I do not think there is going to be a Sci-Fi book, I would go as far as to say that a new Alagaësia book may be already in the works. 

    • CPgivemebackmy$

      It seems to me, that CP lost his original ending/character development to $$$$$$$$$

  • Haileykayrowden

    Christopher Paolini told his story. You didn’t have to read it. I am saddend by all these comments saying Christopher Paolini ruined the ending and what-not. Yes the ending was sad, but it was meant to be. Some are saying it needed to be ‘epic’, but if it ended with an intense swordfight and chopping of Galby’s head, I would have closed the book feeling, “I just read the impossible story of a 15 year old boy who did it, he killed the king.”
    ^^^and where would that have left us and Eragon? Instead he accepts his Inheritance and pursues that which will benefit Alagaesia and it’s people therein for years to come.

    I was given Eragon for my 9th birthday and since then, for the past 7 years I’ve fought, wept, and rejoiced right along side Eragon, Saphira, Murtagh, Brom, Nausuada, Orik, Angela, even Christopher Paolini himself!! . . . and the ending, I felt it fit. It more than fit. It’s none other than the ending to the Inheritance Cycle. And for those who said Christopher Paolini ‘rushed’ it. I imagine parting ways with a loved one, the more drawn out, the more pain. Not having a overly-detailed ending added to it’s authenticiy.

    I thank Christoper for writing the Inheritance Cycle. It is a beautiful piece of work, and will always be my favorite. I wish to someday meet him. (though I have no way of putting my thanks into words.) I would love for him to understand how much his work has touched me.

    • CPisanidiot

      Damn it I keep hitting the like button on accident…. Haileykayrowdenif your words are true, I’ll never read fantasy novels again.

    • willie t

      and we told our opinion of that story… you didnt have to read those… quit whining about people being honest. these comments are all about the book being terrible or comments by people upset that people are honest about the book being terrible. if you actually read the thing and understood the plot holes and the loose ends let open and the many other things that he botched with this book, then you would be complaining too.

  • Opinionated11

    I’d say it’s time to start sending some serious spam mail to his house, he needs to at least write a Post script or something to show that they get together in the end. He Screwed up what could’ve been the most AMAZING book of the Century, I thought it was great up until the end (just like the rest of you), but I wanted and Epic romance (call me girly if you want) and I wanted people to be happy, NOT SAD. and then in the end he’s happy all of a sudden because the Dragons will live on???? WTF no one gives a flying F*** about them WHAT ABOUT ARYA????

    • hoke

      if you want epic romance then pick up twilight

  • Anonymous

    I just want to die!!! While every single child summarizes his childhood with Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, for me it has always been ERAGON! It is bad enough that the series ends now, but it’s even worse that Eragon and Arya is separated. Oooh, someone kill me, please. Farewell, the beautiful story of Eragon the Shur’tugal. May we cross roads again in a few years when I decide to re-read the books.

    And thank you Christopher Paolini for the most exciting books, the best story and the most amazing world that I could ever imagine or read about. A part of me died a few minutes ago when I finished the book… :'(

    • David Bromsson

      there’s this emptiness inside of me that idk what’s going to fill it… :/

  • TheEnd

    man i have got to stop reading these comments…. im glad to know that most everyone agrees with me that the ending was disappointing but us talking about it and slamming CP is not going to change the book. im just going to let it go and accept that this is the end

    • CPisanidiot

      I’m going to just imagine my own ending.

  • DragonLover18

      I for one am not really upset with the ending, nor with the fact that
    Eragon and Arya never officially got together (though I never wanted
    them to be together). I feel like he left it open for two reasons; One,
    to allow readers to come up with their own endings, and two, to open for
    possible future books. If he had closed it finally, readers would still
    not be happy, because everyone has a different idea of how the book
    should have ended.

    That said, I am disappointed with several things. The first and
    foremost, being the fact that at the end of the book, most of the main
    characters still were alive. I admired CP, being a fellow writer, in his
    ability to end several of his main characters, to whom he was
    undoubtedly more attached than most readers. In every book another main
    character died, and I enjoy the twists the deaths create, as well as the
    depth it added to the writing. Next, I was severely dismayed when I
    found that most of the book was devoted to what I would consider more
    minor battles and random cuts to several points of view. I at least
    hoped he would add some of Murtagh or even Galbatorix’s point of view.
    The first chapter was horrendous in my eyes, the writing contained many
    flaws and for a while it seemed that he had almost forgotten the core
    characteristics of his main characters (to which I add, What happened to
    not eating meat unless necessary? Or was I too blindsided by the
    terrible nature of the third book to notice when Eragon stopped his
    vegetarianism?). The scene of Galbatorix’s defeat was extremely
    anti-climatic and simplistic, and I was left feeling empty. I wish he
    had devoted another 200 or so pages to what should be the biggest battle
    of the series. It almost seemed to be the shortest battle of the
    series, and was not as hard fought as I believe ANYONE thought it should
    be. I was also disappointed with the way CP handled what should have
    been a great romance between Murtagh and Nasuada, having Murtagh
    disappear right at the cusp of them getting together. Call me strange,
    but I was always rooting for them.

    I really really wish that CP had told us at least part of the meaning of
    Eragon’s and Saphira’s true name. I also wish that the green dragon had
    not hatched for Arya, as it is far to expected and predictable. It
    would have been wonderful if he could have expanded on Angela as well,
    as she by far my favorite character of the series.

    I expected to be disappointed by this book. I was very disappointed by
    the third book, and by the time he took to write Inheritance I knew it
    wasn’t going to be any better. Sad to say, I think he reached his peak
    at Eldest and it was all downhill from there.

    I am highly considering going back and re-writing some of the series,
    just for my own personal enjoyment. Hopefully CP will return to the
    world he had created and give us another book that will wrap up some
    loose ends, even if it is from the view of an entirely different
    character. But given the growing length between the books and the
    declining quality, I doubt he will, at least not for a long time.
    November 8, 2011 was truly a sad day for all of the fans of the
    Inheritance Cycle.

  • JimmyV

    After reading Inheritance, only one word comes to my mind: WTF? Honestly, up to the chapter when Eragon leaves for Vroengard, the book is actually really good (apart from those god awful Roran chapters which just pissed me off) , however, after that everything just felt mediocre, which is the opposite of the endings of the other three books. And not to mention all of the unsolved endings which if told they might have made the book better.

    First, we still don’t know who the f*** Angels is. She makes this speech to the no limbed douchebag about how if he knew who she actually was, he wouldn’t have attacked. Who is she actually?

    Also, there wasnt even a mention of the first Eragon, a topic CP discussed with a lot of no comment responses. This actually was a major let down for me because that would have been such an interesting topic.

    Also, where the hell were Broms last words? Oh ya, back in the first book because they werent even mentioned once. I thought at least they would have helped Eragon kill Gably, which by the way was such a boring battlescene. At least CP could have brrought Galby out and fought him where everyone can see like HP7, instead of in his man cave. I also wanted to see more of Shruikan actually fighting. 

    Also, I was ok with Arya being the green rider, but it was sooo stupid how Eragon and Arya didnt actually hook up. They didnt even kiss! If i were eragon i woulda boned the pants off her before I left. Eragon just decides to leave and stay a virgin for the rest of his life. Thats always good…

    I also thought the green dragon would have hatched at the beggining of the book so Arya could help Eragon during the battle. Also, whenever a bad guys just explodes (like in the movie of HP7) it just feels so lame, and thats exactly what happened to Galby. 

    Overal, i didnt think it was a bad book, it just didnt impress me as much as i had hoped. I think CP just wanted to finish it so he could go home and roll around in his millions of dollars.

  • Umaroth

    Anyone else feel like the pacing of this book was a lot swifter than the others? I felt like if he had told this story with as much attention to detail as he had with the first three books he would have ended up with two more books. I guess his publishers were telling him to wrap it up. He didn’t introduce us to a whole lot that was new either. he relied on the strength of his characters-which were written well enough in the first three- to carry the book. where was all that deep philosophical thought of the old books?

    • willie t

      it was ridiculously slow and overwritten in parts and then completely and utterly at light speed in others… i think 3 months past within a paragraph on one page and it took 6 pages for 30 seconds in another part of the book. i dont mind it so much, but it should have been done right to include all the open ends and character development.

  • Arrétay

    What a bittersweet moment this is, the finishing off of The Inheritance Cycle. 

    Sweet because I’ve accomplished what I’ve been striving for these past nine years (more than half of my life); Bitter because I’m left with a feeling of emptiness: I’ve finished, and that is what wrought-up the emptiness inside. The uncertainty of what has happened to my friends and what is to befall them always returns to the foremost part of my thoughts. He needs to make another (or something like that) telling us what’s happened to them.
    Alas, this is the way it ends. If only I could forget what I’ve read and reread it again and again, with it being a total surprise with each read.I love Alagaësia!

    • David Bromsson

      exactly how i feel

  • CPisanidiot

    Come on people, realize CP was ‘home-schooled’. In MONTANA.  How is he supposed to know about EPIC ROMANCE TO OUTLAST EMPIRES?  No one lives in Montana unless they grew up there.  All you can do there is marvel about the landscape.  He must of had little human interaction, minus his family. 

    • Vervada

      Hey don’t dis homeschoolers, I was homeschooled and I know plenty about Epic romances. But I do agree that cp really dropped the ball on that one.

    • willie t

      dude this is a place for your opinion on the book. you dont need to make fun of CP’s life. hes made an amazing series, but he messed this last book up. it doesnt make him an idiot and it doesnt make him a virgin nerd. if you wanna be a dick go somewhere else all together because i dont wanna see it and neither does anyone else here. whoever liked that comment you can go with him because your just as immature and ignorant as the person that wrote it.

    • hoke

      if you want an epic romance then pick up twilight. or go outside and meet a chick. that will end epicly bad more than likely though hahaha

    • Fp

      Lots of us homeschoolers feel CP gives us a pretty bad name actually.  He is not the norm.

  • Grimrr

    Guys, stop whining.  Please.  I’m sure that if Eragon and Arya ended up together, none of you would be complaining.  Get over it.

    • Cjmsport

      of course we still would be disappointed. Its bad writing

    • CPisanidiot

      Exactly, no one would be on this site if he just left Arya with Eragon…..

      • willie t

        yes we would… eragon and arya are of little consequence when it comes to the plot holes that we’re complaining about… most of the people that are complaining about eragon and arya dont even realize that real problems with the book.

    • willie t

      grimrr your one of the few that are arguing for CP’s sake… as you can see anyone with any amount of logic or intelligence is dissapointed. we arent whining and we arent hating. we’re giving our honest opinions on the book. if you dont like it then why are you still here? you cant tell me that there werent tons of plot holes and loose ends left open. or that CP threw that end together with no passion just to finish the book that he didnt feel like writing anymore. because thats exactly what the last part of the book felt like to all of us.

    • willie t

      and i could care less about eragon and arya, but i will say this. we were promise and epic romance between eragon and someone, and you can in no way call what he had with arya a romance. let alone epic in any way.

  • Cjmsport

    I’m glad I’ve found others who are so incredibly displeased. Yes, the loose ends bother me. Yes, Eragon and Arya relationship was destroyed. Yes, NO ONE, in the entire book feels good at the end. Not one character is left happy. How is that supposed to make the reader feel? Not only is everyone unhappy, um really? Murtagh just peaces out? Yeah I’m gonna leave and never come back. Good talking to you for 5 minutes brother. The book is more than 800 pages, took however many years to finish and yet, CP can’t come up with anything better than this? I’m disgusted. I hate to be so openly harsh, but really? really? I gotta leave because you guys would feel bad when some of your sheep got eaten?!?!?! seriously?! how about freaking the crags of telnair and those mountains the wild dragons used for breeding? The whole freaking forest is enchanted to prevent anyone from coming into it. The entire FREAKING elven race is there to protect it. It’s where the original wild dragons lived. THE ELVES DONT EAT ANIMALS. Um cha ching, no one gets hurt, Eragon is close to not only Arya, but also Roran, and Murtagh and he can leave when he wants. The whole concept of a happy ending does not have to occur, but can we at least get something that makes sense after years of waiting instead of a haphazard, thrown together mess of trying to tie up loose ends in 5 page increments? Really? Sloan? you can see them so you should be happy now. He’s going to be even sadder now that he can see them because he can’t do anything about it. What about Sloan changing his true name and becoming a better person? Oh, nope, Im going to feel bad and give you some eyes. Oh, I forgot about the tree, lets go there for half a page. Oh i forgot about Angela, lets put it not even in the book but say sorry for failing miserably. After YEARS. I could go on and on. Brom’s 7 words, the Belt of the wise people, the werecats just disappear? Could this be any more like LTR? oh yeah, if the ending was better maybe. and really? Galby? he doesn’t fight him at all? he doesn’t fight another rider except a sword fight with Murtagh that we’ve seen a hundred times. Gladier (spelling may be wrong) doesn’t teach him anything new or interesting. Izlandi is hardly mentioned and then killed by some random guy with one dragon heart(i don’t know how to spell out all the names)? what? what about the people who saved Roran? WHAT? why put them in the book at all if its just going to make everyone be like WTH? or how about the random people on the island? more random stuff that has no purpose. Or the fact that the only time we see Orik is when he’s making a disco ball and then at the end for 3 seconds. or the random character changes in Orrin, Murtagh, Elva(she’s going to change her mind because Eragon goes, bad girl?!?!?!), and most of all Ayra. Literally like 10 pages before she’s magically the queen, she says thats not what she wants. Oh, well i can’t think of anyone else to be that so we are just going to throw her in that. Oh, I completely forgot that the cover of this book has a green dragon on the cover, so lets try to fit that in in the last possible second and have Saphira fall in love with this dragon that JUST HATCHED who she’s known for a total of 5 seconds and then start having sex with for 20 pages. really?!?! and Eragon and Ayra just sit looking at their hands while their dragons are fornicating above them, and CP has the audacity to put, well that happened fast. hehe. OMG. you are destroying what you tried to create. After Ayra sees the faith the don’t kiss? they don’t have talk, they don’t do anything. i realize Eragon had to leave but i feel like that was a failed idea from the first. He was tied to it and he didn’t know what to do about it. He just abandons Roran, and everything he loves because “theres no other way”. There are a million other ways. Maybe think of something out of the box like the changing of his true name because he changed since he left Tierm where his fortune was read, changed the outcome of his life and he didn’t have to leave forever, or some clever alteration that wasn’t terribly written and a huge disappointment to all of his fans. This book was a huge disappointment. I feel like rewriting the book myself. I could do it probably 50 times in the time it took him to write this massive mess. Sorry for the extreme emotion but theres a lot of pent up disappointment of incredible proportions.

    • Umaroth

      If you would prefer a coolie cutter ending to the right ending then:

      Arya and Eragon marry
      Murtagh and Nasuada marry
      Eragon brings all of those that died back to life with the Word
      and they all lived happily ever after.

      fortunately CP was smarter than that. War, love, and relationships are messy things and rarely end with a happily ever after.

      • willie t

        this i agree with… i think the romance ending was fine… but the things he threw together to make this ending were unlogical and not thought through at all. its like he wrote the last part of the book in 20 minutes and didnt read through it to make sure it made sense. he trapped himself with his foreshadowing and refused to find a clever way out and instead found a clever way to put arya on the boat for 4 seconds and roran on the shore? its all messed up FUBAR for lack of a better word

        • Umaroth

          Lol totally right. He must of had this terribly cliche ending planned and as he grew older he realized he had to change it. Lol he couldn’t get around the prophesy though. It was a cop out having Arya on the boat for like five minutes but I think it would have been worse had Eragon and Arya sailed away together. Now that would have made no sense.

          • willie t

            yep the arya was written in stone from the start they couldnt be together. but eragon leaving to the east was the most illogical thing of the entire book. the leader of the riders cant return to the place where his riders are actually at?

    • Opinionated11

      Dude, I agree with you all the way. This book sucked d***. I was Pissed off by the end. The whole book was AMAZING up until the last like 3 chapters then it was like he got tired of writing it, and wound up just throwing sh** together to finish it up. Call me sappy, but I would’ve been totally happy with a romantic HAPPY ending.

    • JimmyV

      i think you pretty much summed up exactly what everyone is thinnking. Well said

  • Lol

    It’s pretty terrible when a 4th book in what started as a trilogy leaves you with more questions than answers.

  • Welshxfour

    Very sad, after waiting years for a conclusion it sucked! This is the worst ending I have ever even heard of. I would rather Eragon died that go away forever. I don’t always need a happy ending but it was sort of promised!!! I hope fans give CP hell.

    • willie t

      haha i made a comment yday that i wish galbatorix woulda beat eragon. then the book would have been shorter and the heartbreak would have been the same.

  • willie t

    I have more questions now than i did after brisingr… and the last 200 pages i had a sick feeling in my stomach because i could tell that he didnt wanna write anymore… he just tied in as many open ends as he could and didnt put any imagination behind them.

    what about tenga?
    who is angela?
    why not go to vroengard and use the name of the ancient language to clean it up and make it whole once again. eragon could use the true name to clear uru baen but instead of going to vroengard and restarting the riders he goes east never to return.
    what about the hooded figures on vroengard.
    how he wrote roran into the premonition as the guy crying out in anguish was on of the worste things of the series. i mean you can tell he just threw that in there because of the whole sloan scene. do any of you really think sloan would be happy just to see his daughter and grand daughter happy?
    thorn and murtagh go free but after everything he gets a 5 minute scene before flying off and never being seen again?
    shruikan the stolen and inslaved dragon of the biggest foe of the book only gets 2 scenes. one where he flies out and breaths fire, and then one where he opens his eyes and gets stabbed.
    we were promised an epic romance between eragon and someone else. and what him and arya shared in this book was nothing close to a romance, let alone epic.
    what was the small discomfort in eragons stomach when he first met with the menoa tree, and why was it not addressed in the second meet?
    we had sooooo many pages of pointless battle scenes that could have been made shorter and then replaced with character development, plot holes and loose ends.

    On of the biggest things that bothers me most of all though is eragon leaving forever. if eragon is supposed to foster the new order of riders and he just set the riders up in alageasia again then why would he never return? I mean did vreal never leave vroengard and come to alageasia? If CP was going to follow this foreshadowing he should have either made it so the riders would never be in alageasia again, or eragon was not gonna lead them. that is one of the biggest holes of the book. I know he did it because he made that forshadowing and instead of just doing something to find an imaginative way around it he botches all these things together to make it work. that most of all disappoints me and im actually hurt that CP would do this to his fans.

    I’m still apalled with this book, and i thought after a day or two of thinking about it i would feel better about it, but i dont think i could bring myself to read it again. I wish i was still re-reading Brisingr and waiting for this to come out, because this leaves a terrible taste in my mouth.
    I know some of you will argue and say that you loved the book, but if you really think about all the things ive said they are true, and this was a horribly written end to one of the greatest series I’ve ever read. I want a revision CP.

    • DDD

      Yea exactly how I feel lol…just look below this comment but in response to your question of an imaginative way around the fortune telling, he did in Eldest where Arya said that fortunes are never set in stone and you shouldnt dwell on it to much. But nope just because everyone keeps cursing me and I was predicted to leave I now must…The end did feel completly rushed and all of the characters were out of character. Nasuada now like a dictator, Eragon unemotional, Arya queen when for 100 years apparently vehemently opposed hence the way of picking king or queen for elves, I could go on and on and it just was rushed for holiday season leaving a horrible end for what should have been a great series.

      • willie t

        yep i would rather wait another 3 years than have this thing shoved on us… i guess his editors are as much to blame as he is… all i have to say is wow

        • DDD

          He has the capability to write great stories so inexpierence isnt a good enough answer when you look at his last 3. I have no idea why the last book just ended up like this. I guarentee if Shurtugal did a poll it would be like 75 to 25 on not like to like when compared to the exact opposite or less so on the others

          • willie t

            the only people that did like the book are the people that have a very low comprehension level so they dont realize the amount of loose ends left open, or the people that are just saying they liked it to spite all of us who are being honest. if you look at all these comments of people calling us haters and saying we’re wrong on our facts are actually way off and actually the ones that need to re-read all the series again. i argued with a guy yday that said vroengard was impossible to clean of the bad magic even though eragon had no problem cleaning eru baen of all the bad magic with the true name of the ancient language. his excuse was that the magic had 100 years to seep into the ground. when it blatantly states that some of the spells eragon removed were centeries old in the other cities. so i conclude that anyone with a decent level of comprehension and sound logic will be very very disappointed in this book. or theyre lying to themselves so they can spite the rest of us.

          • DDD

            Lol exactly..For example I was completly taken aback with Galbatorixes suicide…I was like 5 pages after that and they were walking out of the castle and I was like wait wheres Galbatorix I go back and reread like 3 times thinking I missed something but alas nope just him disappearing lol. It was like reading a different book. Full of plot holes and everything that was said to be addressed just wasnt. Where were the spirits, Broms sword, and everything else he said would be there. I personally believe before he changed the ending as he said that Roran was decesendent from the king in Palancar Valley(otherwise why bring up that his descendents are still living there), Nasauda dead, Eragon and Arya leave together as riders, Thorn dies leaving Murtagh on the shore crying. But then he just got tired of filling the plot holes so he decided to resolve 3 a page horribly and then left so many unresolved ones. I dont understand what people can actually like about the conclusion of this book as well as the series. I liked up to around page 700 and fine I guess he might need a 5th book to wrap everything up but might as well do that then just write crap to finish it quickly. Sure his writing style has improved but obviously at the cost of being able to write the stories that captivated everyone

          • willie t

            i think CP should have found a way to make the fight ending with swords… the magic thing was already overplayed with both of them being so powerful. so they should have negated magic all together and made an epic swordfight between them. at least then there would have been one epic thing in the book besides the supposed epic romance that i missed in the book. maybe eragons romance was with fenrir (or whatever the green dragons name was) through saphira… since he and saphira are attached doesnt that mean he mated with the green dragon in a way?

      • willie t

        its really gonna suck for him on his tour dates too… now that a lot of us have read it, hes gonna have a lot of hard questions to answer.

  • DDD

    see what I dont understand is, why cant Eragon return in like 10 years… he only is going there with the elves to care for the dragons. When all of the wild dragons hatch and mature enough which shouldnt take too long, Eragon should be free to go back to Alagaseia at his leisure. Saphira is what 3 years old and she is mature enough to live on her own if necessary so why is the same not true with the wild dragons. So I anticipate from the hint within Eragons Guide To Alagaesia that he will return because otherwise I dont get why he wouldnt be able to return, the elves could stay and watch over the other things while he is gone. Any ideas?

    • Eragon&Saphira

      exactly! i dont see why he has to follow the prophecy!! there is absolutely NO good reason for him not to come back!!!

      • DDD

        1 Well Im too powerful and Ill be Galbatorix if I stay…Great anwser…Riders have been around for ever and have been fine with one galbatorix so I think that kills that answer
        2 I need to raise the dragons away…Fine ill concede on this point forgetting the fact that he could just fix Vroengard with the WORD but fine…well dragons dont constantly need a babysitter for 1 million years. 10 years for all the wild eggs to hatch and mature enough to be on their own which would be about 2 years of age but nope I have to stay forever.
        3 I had a fortune teller tell me that I would but in Eldest we just talk about how fortuens arent set in stone…Whoops Forgot about that completley -___-
        THE WHOLE THING MAKES NO SENSE

  • Disappointed

    omfg… it was good and stuff…. but i just wished he had made arya and eragon work. Yes there are many more unanswered questions but by far i believe this is the worst problem he did not solve. The end was extremely depressing and and it doesnt feel ‘complete’. I dunno but i wish he found away to maybe make eragon change his destiny of leaving forever or having arya not been chosen queen or something but honestly i feel CP has really disappointed his fans with eragon and arya especially as their relationship was a major factor in his previous books. Even worse, the other books seem to ‘develop’ this relationship only to have it end so horribly. Overall, i really believed CP could have done a better job with this final book. 

    • Umaroth

      Eragon is what, 17-maybe 18, and Arya is over 100. Even with all of their similarities that age barrier is still to much. Besides, Angela said that Eragon’s romance would span generations; just because it hasn’t worked out yet doesn’t mean it never will. I think if he had ended their romance any other way it would have defied who their characters were and the story would have been less compelling for it.

      • willie t

        the only thing i was juggling around in my head about this though was the fact that the dragons gave eragon hundreds if not thousands of years of memories on the trip back. but arya did say that would be an abomination before, but when i read that i was still thinking oh crap hes gonna use this so he can be with arya.

  • blodhgarm

    ive had this page open for about 2 days refreshing just to see people’s opinions

  • CPisanidiot

    CP, go get some nd re-write the book you VIRGIN Nerd!

    • Arya<3

      stop it!

    • SaphiraBrightscales

      Dude, what is your problem?

  • disappointed

    So is sharing your true name considered an epic romance? If so then my true name’s john and im glad to have had an epic romance with everyone who reads this post haha

    • Vervada

      Hi John, I’m Vervada Jayde Silva and our romance will outlast empires.

  • ERya

    And Terry Brooks wrote “I find it much harder to write short stories than long fiction. I feel cramped by the lack of space and the dictates of the form. There is considerable difference in long and short fiction disciplines, and I am not good with the latter. I hope not to have to do many more of them, but you never know. I must have written Indomitable anywhere from four to five times, each effort different. Give me a five hundred page sprawl as an assignment any day.”  Terry is supposed to be a inluence and friend, I want to know HOW?  How did you write this POS?  Did you know your (most) fans would hate the ending?  I’ve read many books and none have left me as hollow as yours.6]

  • Saw2097

    The author said that he was laying the ground work for a sequel and for a book that will take place along side this series but from a new group of characters point of view.  I hope that this sequel will give Eragon a happy ending.  Because I thought the book was good right up until the ending which was a series disapointment.  He tried to do something clever and I don’t like it.

  • Eragon&Saphira

    how is it possible that eragon is going to rebuild the riders if he is never coming back to agaleasia? wasnt the riders sole purpose to defend the land? 
    eragon can train new riders and they can be awesome sword fighters, excellent magicians and have a ton of power and knowledge, but…..what does it matter if they arent in agalaesia?  they will have skills like no other and then what…. what will they be used for?at least the first riders were there to ensure peace in agalaesia but this new generation of riders… what’s the point? 
    i dont mean these as rhetorical questions…. i actually want answers, ideas, something to give me hope

    • disappointed

      Million dollar question right there, They shall protect the barren lands they find apparently

    • willie t

      this is the biggest hole in the book… why would he be the leader of the new riders in alageasia if hes never to return? that was terrible logic on CP’s part and it seems to me he trapped himself with his foreshadowing and couldnt find a clever way out of it… and the clever things he did do were worse than botched.

    • Umaroth

      Just because Eragon will not return to alagaesia doesn’t mean the riders won’t. perhaps his obligations will keep him so busy he doesn’t have time.

      • willie t

        im sorry umaroth but your explanation has as many holes as the book. how is the leader of the riders not going to return to the place where his riders keep the peace? you think vreal never went to alagaesia? it has no logical explanation to this. if he was gonna be the leader of the riders and leave then the riders should have left alagaesia with him. or the riders shoulda stayed in alagaesia and he shouldnt be the leader. or he shouldnt have left and CP should have found a clever way around the foreshadowing we always wanted to be proved wrong. can you honestly tell me you didnt have a lot of hope that CP would keep eragon in alageasia? the easiest thing he could have done was rename alageasia all together. then eragon would be leaving and never returning. as simple as that is i would have liked that better than what we got.

        • Umaroth

          hmm…yeah i guess your right that if he was near enough to visit then no obligations would keep him from doing so. but do we really know he has “left Alagaesia to never return” just yet. or might he come back a few more times and only finally depart for good later; Maybe after he outlives Roran, Nasuada, Orik, and the others he left behind. Remember there was know mention of him creating “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia” which supposedly was written by Eragon after the fall of Galbatorix and for a new rider. Arya would have no need of this since she knows Alagaesia better than Eragon. We must assume either that he returns again after another dragon hatches for a rider or that Eragon did complete “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia” but that there was no mention of it in Inheritance.

          • willie t

            yep… thats just another of the many holes that that this book left open… i think im up to 20 big obvious holes as of now.

      • Kaitybeth96

        yes i agree that he will be very busy with his new obligations…. but will he really be so busy that he cant visit his half brother orik in tronjheim? or go to see nasuada and all she has done in ilirea? or arya, the love of his life, as the new queen of the elves and her dragon firnen?
        if they all mean as much to eragon as he says they do, they why wont he visit them? 
        just because of some stupid prophecy?!

  • Thanks for Trying

    If you guys really want CP to finish this series off properly, just don’t buy his next SciFi book. Then he’ll really have to return to Alagaesia.  I kinda feel like he left so many things unanswered and a less than desirable conclusion because he wants to write future books and make money…so if that’s what he wants, that’s what he’ll get.  No more of my money until he comes back.

    • disappointed

      I will never start reading another CP series again until it is completely done and i can find out online if it atleast had a decent last book that didnt ruin the rest of the series for you

  • Orox1229

    The book was great. Some of the battle-scenes with roran I found a bit boring, but the way CP tied everything together was good: he did some things that we expected in a way (or that we didn’t expect because it seemed like we should expect them), but did them in a way we couldn’t have predicted. And it’s better this way than if Arya and Eragon got together forever (how sappy that would be, ugh) though I do wish Saphira and Firnen would be together. I think Saphira will eventually lay an egg though, and maybe firnen can visit them wherever they are going? 

  • David Bromsson

    I hope Christopher Paolini starts writing another book right now cause i dont know what to look foward to anymore…but Inheritance was awesome!

    • disappointed

      If only there was a dislike button on this site

    • willie t

      dude really?

  • fernir

    the book was awesome but i didnt really like the ending.

  • Allanthompson43

    i loved the book tho i must say the vos is so much like something is wrote on dragons altho not completely  the same  which i guess is both good and bad but the book i love atom bombs i think that is amazing magic that most people would not think of cp has twisted science and magic into some somethink that kicks harry potters ass at least hmm i may go finish my story but then again im that great a writer 😛 i guesss have a mad mind that i wish to share with my children some day 🙂 dragon a magic a winning comb anyday think after xmas ill read tho eragon to inheritance please out 

    honestly i swear cp said somethink about more shades tho 

    • ERya

      i didn’t mean to like your comment, I simply clicked the wrong button. 

      • ERya

        And in reply, if you want to talk atom bombs, see the Shannarra series from Terry Brooks…..

  • Daniel Oakley

    ok, i think that most people are just flat out disappointed to see it end…i hope we get to hear more on some on the secrets within the books that weren’t explained.

    • ERya

      HAHAHHAA….we KNEW it was going to end, but not that horribly!

  • Rob Joseph

    I agree with a new book set in 100-200 years time. If that is the final time that Eragon and Arya see each other, and if they never get together i think im going to spend the rest of my days moping about and being depressed. and also with Eragon having to leave and never return, it seems that the only thing making him was the prophecy, and it appears he can return whenever he wishes

  • Jbfanjesus

    i kept hoping with all my might that eragon and arya would end up together..the ending was too depressing…

  • Irock13198

    just finished reading, another book set in 1-2 hundred years later might be good, seeing that eragon and arya are immortal

    • Guest

      I wud kinda like that.. But it would be depressing because all the characters we know and love would be dead… Also we wud feel nostalgia

  • SaphiraBrightscales

    CP said he worked to hard on this world to let it all go… so lets just hope that the end of this series is just that, the end of this series (though we are sad to see it end) … and it is the beginning of something new and just as wonderful in the world we have become so familiar with: alagaesia

  • disappointed

    Feeling like i just got totally Rick-Rolled repeated for an entire week

    • ERya

      I never heard of that before but now I totally know what you mean looool…”I’m Rick James….!@#$%”!  lmfao

      • disappointed

    • Neoshinji14

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. OMG THAT WAS EPIC

  • ERya

    I have to think that CP knew this backlash