On Spoilers and Spoiling 3.0

Due to the insane number of comments on our “On Spoilers and Spoiling 2.0” post, it broke! We’re unsure why the post refuses to display and have seen a similar issue with past threads which hit over 2,000 comments (remember the “Eragon is left hanging and tortured in a dungeon” post?) and are working on a fix. In the mean time, please feel free to use the comments in this news post to continue your discussions on Book 4! Beware: if you haven’t read Book 4, there WILL be spoilers in the comments!

  • Jman4408

    I think that everybody was disappointed with book four, but not because it was a bad book, just because it was the last one. CP really did a good job with book four and even though the ending wasnt what we all wanted i realize that eragon couldn’t have stayed in alagaesia. Because as eragon answerer said if arya had not become queen then there would have been no real reason for her not to go with him. Also if arya had gone with eragon then we would have expected another couple hundred pages on what happened between them. It was the only way that CP could close out the book with a relatively satisfying ending, without going into far greater detail. Real good answer by eragon answerer. 

    • Firnin

      It wasn’t that satisfying imo. It left a lot of things open. Plus, I, for one, would have been fine if they sailed off on the ship together and that was that.

      • jman4408

        I wouldn’t, and this way there was more drama. No it wasn’t very satisfying, but he has been writing this series since he was 15. Thats a long time. And this way he left us open to think about what happened. 

  • Firnin

    I think there was one Inheritance Cycle question in the webcast on Boy’s Life.  Disappointing.

  • Firnin

    I’ve read a few posts suggesting that the name of the land could change to allow Eragon back. Could you imagine Nasuada walking up to Angela and saying something like “you said Eragon would never return to alagaesia, right?” and Angela answering yes and then Nasuada calling a council of the leaders of the differnt races and saying something like “angela said eragon would never return to alagaesia. What if we change the name. Let’s flip the ‘i’ and the ‘a’ at the end. It’ll be a different name, and Eragon could return” Then everyone would agree and Arya would send Eragon a grass boat with a message telling him that, and he’d start visiting and his relationship with Arya would flourish. I doubt CP would do anything like that, but it would be kind of funny to read. Such a simple answer to such a big problem.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Hahahahaha . . . Wow that cracked me up to picture that 🙂

  • Chopin’s Dopplegangër

    Why have I been blocked from the new interview post? I didn’t say anything negative or offensive. Is that a mistake? I’m really puzzled. I’m on this website nearly 24/7!!

    • Chopin’s Dopplegangër

      Was it the exploding hamster comment? I didn’t mean literally. I kinda always say that.

      • Jman4408

        ROFL!

  • Mark Williams

    WHAT???!?! NO KISS???? Thousands of pages and four books have Arya and Eragon been flirting and there isn’t even a kiss good-bye?! TOTAL LET DOWN CP!

    • Firnin

      I know. They should have ended up together. I’m hoping that happens in book5 whenever he goes back to alagaesia

      • Adam

        I was thinking that alright. My exact thoughts were “Ah, come on. Saphira gets to mate with Fírnen and Eragon doesn’t even get a proper kiss?”

        • Anonymous

          Yeah they were going at it hardcore for weeks, poor Eragon. And it says he slowly got over in like the last paragraph…. Yeah right.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah they were going at it hardcore for weeks, poor Eragon. And it says he slowly got over in like the last paragraph…. Yeah right.

    • callum

      I understand her staying, but she shouldve given him a kiss goodbye, ida been way happier if that happened

      • Firnin

        Definitely. According to CP, though, they aren’t done yet.

        • Shur’tugal

          are you talking about this interview i keep hearing about if so will you tell me what happened or send me a link or something

          • Firnin

            It’s higher up on the main page. I think it says something like “first post-inheritance interview with CP” or something like that.

          • Vrael

            Mike & CP are definitely not a good mix.

          • Shur’tugal

            I think I found it…its the written one right that was posted on December 10th

  • Anonymous

    Did CP mention that there was going to be a book 5? SERIOUSLY?

    • Firnin

      Read I think callum’s comment. He said CP already had the fifth book planned out.

      • Firnin

        I just realized you may have been referring to the interview. If that’s the case, never mind.

        • callum

          i said that, yes but he confirmed it in the interview

          • Firnin

            Yeah, I read the interview after.

  • Chopin’s doppleganger

    I’m so happy with the interview released, I could explode like a little hamster in a microwave!! . . . more like a ‘wild hamster’. .. or a ferrett in a microwave!! 🙂

    • Firnin

      Where can you find it?

      • Firnin

        Never mind

  • Amanda

    The interview’s up guys :]

    • Shur’tugal

      where!? 

  • callum

    Oh yeah two more things, in Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr, CP comments many times about Saphiras armor, about how helpful it was, about them getting it all buckled on her, how good she looked in it, about her wearing it. Then all of a sudden in Inheritance it isn’t even mentioned, like shes not even wearing it. Oh and when i saw CP the other day he said he already had Book 5 planed out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD which was obvious he was gonna write but still. But, he wanted to leave Aleagasia alone for a bit and write some other storys, but not stories quite so big for a bit. Who else can’t wait?

    • Firnin

      Did he tell you whether it would be in the future or past? How much does it cost to go to the things where you meet him? I don’t normally meet authors, but I’d definitely meet him if given the chance.

      • callum

        he said it would be with Eragon/Saphira, so future i guess. and i think it was $5, and the $5 you got back if you bought a book

        • Firnin

          Cool. I’m gonna have to see if he’s going to be around my area. Hopefully it will also have Arya/Firnen too.

    • Shur’tugal

      Wow really!!!? thats awesome!!! 🙂

  • EB

    I think I can speak on behalf of most Inheritance Cycle fans in saying that I was disappointed in the movie Eragon. Obviously, the solution that everyone is coming up with is to remake it. It’s understandable that with the series ending (for now at least), people would like to have the movies to look forward to, much like Harry Potter fans were able to do when that series concluded. On this blog alone, I’ve read countless complaints about the movie, and about all of the problems with it. I could list off all of the problems right now, but if you’ve read the book, and seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about. Based on these problems, I’m all for a remake. So are countless Inheritance fans all over the web. Just now, I googled “eragon remake” and it came up with a bunch of petitions to remake Eragon. People care about this, because they know that Christopher Paolini’s story needs to be told. Remaking this movie, and proceeding to make Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance would be great for the fans and influence others to read the series. I myself never would have read the Harry Potter series if I hadn’t seen the first movie all those years ago. Optimistic though I am, I certainly have my doubts. Has anyone heard of a movie being remade just five years after the original? Now, this isn’t to say that they have to remake it today, but most retakes take time, and it would take an enormous effort for this to happen in the foreseeable future. So, insignificant as I am, I call upon you guys, the fans. Go online, sign these petitions, do what you can. Influence others to read the series so we have more people on our side. On this blog, I’ve read about people being sad that the series is over, and that they don’t want it to end, and that Christopher Paolini needs to write another book. Well, for now, he has done his part. It’s time for us fans to make our contribution to this series. We may fail, but let’s do our best to make this happen. Again, I’m just another nobody, another face in the crowd, another fan, but if enough of us nobodies make our voice heard, we just might have a chance.     

    • Mitch_langhorn

      I too was dissatisfied with the movie, and I do feel it needs to be remade. But seeing as the books are so lengthy and have tons of detail, I think they would be able to make them into a tv series, like the game of thrones series. A series would allow them to show alot more of the story and stay true to it aswell.

      • Firnin

        That actually wood be a good idea. They could make every 5 or so chapters an episode maybe.

    • Qasimehdi

      I liked the Eragon movie as an independant film. But as a movie based on a book, It did total injustice to the book itself !! I’m totally up for an Eragon movie re-boot, like those we’re having for spiderman nd superman !! :p

      • Firnin

        With all the talk about it on the site, I decided to watch the movies again. I’ve been watching it for 2 or 3 hours, but I’m maybe 30 minutes to one hour of the way through because I keep having to pause and think about everything that’s wrong. First minute, they had the Fall of the Riders wrong, and they got Arya’s hair color wrong. They could have at least put in enough effort to get black hair instead of red hair.

  • Anonymous

    Yes! Finally the interview will be up tonight!!!!! 😀

    • Shur’tugal

      What?!

      • Anonymous

        Yep, unless someone hacked into his twitter account, according to Mike it should be up tonight :p

        • Firnin

          What interview?

          • Anonymous

            Mike had an interview with CP discussing Inheritance. Seriously if you didn’t know you should consider yourself lucky…This wait has been agonizingly miserable. Finally!

          • Firnin

            I just started coming on here a few days ago after finishing the book because I wanted somewhere where I could discuss this book with others who read it.

  • I for one really loved the book. Yeah, there were loose ends, but some people are just bugging me. For example: Why didn’t Arya leave with him? Yes, she didn’t have to become queen, but her people asked her, and she took the yawe symbol for a reason. She cannot, and will not say no to them, no matter what she wants. And their romance? It happened. Arya came to love Eragon at the end. Compare her actions towards him from Eragon. Big Difference. Romance does not equal sex. Another is the Menoa tree. Did anyone read what she last told him? “Go.” She wanted him to leave. That’s it. Lastly, the reason he didn’t stay on Vroengard, or go to the Hadarac. Vroengard was contaminated. Think nuclear radiation. If you think that can be cleared, then just the fact that he felt that the island had turned wrong, even evil in the absence of the dragons, should do it. As for the Hadarac, it was both too close to civilization, and lacking in the food department. Yeah, he could’ve changed this, or added that, but I think he wrote the best story. He was completely true to the characters and left Alagaesia open to our imaginations.

  • NoName

    Who was the mysterious woman who helped Roran during the war in Uru’baen? I can’t take my mind from that…
    Oh, I’ve got some other thoughts aswell… Angela. I really want to know more about her, she is so very mysterious. So i really hope thet there will come another book where at least a few of the mysteries about her reveals.

    And another thought, about the ending of Inheritance. It seemed a bit like there were loose threads that he had forgotten about, and then realized that he should write something about during the last pages, like Sloan and the Menoa tree….

    But I liked the book, i really did, I just wanted to write down my thoughts

    • Gabs345

      the mysterious woman that helped roran was also with another woman. they are thought to be the two women that angela and eragon met in brisingr- angela cast the dragon bones for them so they are probably important (maybe in a book five or somthing)

      • Firnin

        That would be good. That means the book has to be in the future. Maybe Arya and Eragon end up together by the end. Fingers crossed.

  • Chopin’s doppleganger

    Honestly, I’m sad that so many people disliked Inheritance, more specifically the ending. I mean. . .  I didn’t!! What hapened to make me different? I was pleased and my expectations of the conclusion were far succeeded! I’ve read countless comments all stating the same disapointments and while I understand your opinions I can’t agree with . . with you. Lord help me if I’m the only one on this site who feels this way or I’m sure my comment threads will die from dissapointed fans who are angry at me.

    • SammyB

      Your not truly an Eragon fan if you believe that.

      • Chopin’s doppleganger

        WHAT?? Would you care to elaborate a bit on what you mean by that?!

         I loved the cycle, the chapter of a epic tale. I was satisfied with what Christopher produced and, I’ve said this once before, I do not see Inheritance as the end. I really don’t. As long as a character/ Eldunari 😉 is alive the story hasn’t ended. So to have the reassurance that one of my most favorite things in the in the entire world hasn’t exactly ended keeps me happy and content. 🙂
         . . Because I love the Inheritance Cycle like CRAZY!!

        • SammyB

          Since a 5th book has now been confirmed, i now agree with you :DDDDD
          I was so upset with the ending, it was like double face-palm… SOOOO many loose ends, so much intimacy (arya/eragon and to a lesser extent murtagh/nasuada) which led to nothing, so many strange decisions, it felt rushed etc, and to end an AMAZING series on that note just felt… wrong. It may seem cliche, but i wanted a happy ending. Anyway im sure all fans can agree with me that i’m pumped for book 5 :D!

          • Chopin’s doppleganger

            Yayy for book 5 !!!!

    • Amanda

      I was disappointed with the ending, yes, but I loved Inheritance. It’s actually my favorite book of the series. It held my attention the best out of them all and I devoured it. The ending was heartbreaking, and I have some issues, but I do understand and accept it. I think it works well enough, and it leaves CP a lot of freedom in whatever he wants to do. Don’t worry, I’ve seen other people say they loved the ending, you’re not alone.

      • Chopin’s doppleganger

        Mmmm . . . I agree with you except for I wasn’t disappointed withh the ending.

      • Shur’tugal

        Well said, I agree 🙂

    • Gabs345

      i think so many are disappointed with the book because, it is true, christopher didnt make good on lots of his promises. again, lots of info on angela? elven children? and many other things. the book was good, but he just gave us really high hopes and shut it down

    • thelton

      I would have to agree because the only reason you guys have disappointment is because you had already written the book in your head. Fan fic is one thing, b/c its usually tangent, but you guys practically wrote the fourth book in your head and wanted it to be just like that. It was a great book in my opinion and hopefully more than 2 peoples.

    • Firnin

      I loved the book for the most part. I probably read half the book in one sitting. As soon as Eragon remembered the other part of Solembum’s hint, I read until he came upon the eggs and eldunari. The only reason I put the book down at that point is because it was 1 AM and I had a butt load of homework to do the next day. As it was, I spent almost the entire next day reading and put off the homework that I didn’t have to do. I didn’t slow down until the last two or three hundred pages and then it was only because I was sad that the journey was ending. My only problem with this book is that Eragon and Arya didn’t end up together and that’s only because I’ve found 1 reason that one of them had to be in Alagaesia and one leave, 0 reasons why he can’t return, 1 reason why he HAS to visit even if in secret, and about a billion ways he could stay. The book was, however, just as good as the others in all other respects.

    • Shur’tugal

      I can agree with you but then I cant I’m kind of boarder line I guess…I dont really like Eragon and Arya not being together but I can understand why they could’nt ( for now )…so in a way I like the ending but I dont if that makes any sense lol

  • FanOfUnfinishedBuisness

    Hey guys. Hey CP, if your reading this that is. Now, I would like to say, I am just as dissapointed as everyone.

    I have been a HUGE fan of Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr. When I heard about Inheritance coming out, I was SOOOO excited. I was litterally counting the days on a calender.
    As many have mentioned, you promised to explain, many things that you did not even touch. Elf children? Those two adventurers? Ect?
    Or how about Eragon and Arya’s romance? They exchanged their true names, so instantly that makes and epic romance? Seriously?
    Now, did I have a problem with Eragon leaving Aelgasia? No, not at all. I thought it was a pretty awesome idea. However, I do wish CP, that you told us a bit about the land Eragon settled in, or who the new riders would be, ect. For example, Eragon left with all the eggs and eldunari, however the only other “Human like” people that came, were the elves. Would they be the only new riders? I know that Eragon left 2 eggs with Arya to find riders for, but for Eragon to succesfully train the riders, he would need people to be riders! And there is no way for all 20 or so elves that came with him to become riders. And there is no way Aryawould find riders fast enough to give Eragon a decent amount of riders. Care to explain that?
    Also what happend to Arya? She never wanted to be Queen before. Whats this change of mind? It would have been so much cooler for her to come with Eragon. After all, whats the point of introducing Saphira to Arya’s dragon, if they will leave right after?
    Same goes about murtagh. You could have done two things with Murtagh. First would be to continue his romance with Nausada, OR he could have gone with Eragon, to help out.
    Now CP, I am not asking you to write a fifth book, right after you finished the series. I am giving you an idea though, of how about a “How it all Ended” book. It could explain how everyone was doing 30-50 years later. Maby even 100. How Eragons riders wwere doing. Where they settled. How all the unfixed romances were doing. How Roran and the villagers were managing. How the new Empire was doing. So many cool things you could write about, in just a matter of 100-200 pages. And if its ideas you need, all you have to do, is ask and you will be bombarded with great ideas. O rjust read through these commoments. One idea that I really liked, maby one you could use for a future book, could be Ismara growing up, having a dragon hatch to her, and going of to “Uncle Eragon”. One that I thought would be cool, was mentioning that Saphira got “pregnant” from Fernand. (However you spell it.) And then her layin g the eggs in thier newly obtained land.
     Well, thats it for now, I hope you read this CP. YOU ROCK!

    • Gabs345

      for your question about who would be the riders, in the book CP said that they would send more eggs when the other ones hatched. so an egg would hatch and they would send the rider to eragon for training. then he would send another egg and so on. and it wouldnt be a fast process. building the riders up again would take time. i agree with most of your complaints though and i think many other readers do too

    • Anonymous

      I counted the days too. I feel truly disappointed 🙁

      • angel567

        yup..i’m from malaysia and was so excited to read the book that i ordered the book in advance from amazon.com..only it came even later than the date release..i’d even skip most of the pages so that i can find out  the ending the book..what a let down..:(

    • thelton

      I would like to add that it is already 880 and he probably had more but his editor made him cut it out. He would rather give you an ending when promised than all the answers about every little detail.

  • Chopin’s doppleganger

    My goodness I haven’t been on here in forever . . aaaaggg, where did I leave off in the comments!?

    So Christopher Paolini has confirmed that Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia takes place after Inheritance . . has anyone been studying it as deeply as I have? Something that has stuck in my head is where it talks about werecats and how, “ignoring a werecat is a height of folly and may lead you to your doom . . .” <<(it ends with the dots)

     My mind races to Angela everytime I read it. ?

    • Anonymous

      Haha you just made my day with your replies to my comments 🙂
      I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks the way I do… Specially regarding Eragon & Arya… It just doesn’t feel like an ending for those two.
       By Angela’s reading (& Yes I have to quote it) “… An epic romance is in your future, extraordinary, as the moon
      indicates – for that is the magical symbol – 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…”,
      Idk but this just seems like an actual relationship, which ExA have not actually had & for that same reason it feels like the “Epic Romance” has not even begun. But if/when it does… Let it actually “outlast empires”, & for a good while at that. If not forever!

      • Chopin’s doppleganger

        YEEEESSSS! 🙂

      • Shur’tugal

        Nice! 🙂 

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t what Eragon owed the Menoa Tree be just what she told him to do “Go…” Maybe that was just what she wanted. He left fulfilling what he owed to her by leaving without even realizing it possibly? Just a theory

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Good theory. I haven’t thought of that. However I hope it’s something with a bit more . . . conflict?

    • Kjbjb1949

      the tree took what it wanted eragon felt a pain it took DNA remember the tree is a female elf

      • Anonymous

        I thought that it was just a sense of uneasiness that he felt. This is an interesting theory as well, and I plan to reread the series to see which of the many theories seems most plausible. This is possible, but I do still think that it was more or less like when you feel your stomach drop because he did not really know what she would take from him. Still the idea is intriguing and is a possibility that shouldn’t be ruled out.

      • Shur’tugal

        Thats kind of creepy lol 

    • menoa987

      She wanted to get rid of him..it as simple as that

  • Anonymous

    I also thought the idea that Eragon had, that he would become evil, was stupid. For Thousands of years the riders ruled and only one turned evil, so why should he, especially if there are the other dragons that are gonna come? And does Eragon ever return, or is Angela’s prophecy correct, that he will leave Algaesia forever?

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Well, I didn’t think it was stupid, I thought it revealed how powerful Eragon had become . . I mean he could admitt to Queen Nasuada that there was always a possibility!!

      (*pesonal observation: In Eldest, when Islanzadi become furious at Oromis for withholding Eragon, Saphira, and Ayra’s exsitence from her and Oromis . . verbally slapped her 🙂 . . It reminded me of the scene when Eragon tells Nasuada of his departure in Inheritance. He seemed very calm and yet with a sense of unmatched authority wich could bend for better or for worse.)

      I bring this up because there is a part with Brom. . .  or Oromis? ( I apologize my memory has been failing me much today) Where he tell Eragon how the riders were created to stand between the light and the darkeness, Eragon’s (and Saphira’s) decision to leave Alagaesia seemed to reflect that.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, i’ve accepted it now. Just i was so sad when i had finished the book. Partly because of the ending and partly because the best series in this century has come to an ending. Inheritance Saga is the best series ever, even better than Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings. But because there are some loose ends, i hope that maybe in the future there will be a sequel to Inheritance Saga, that will show us the fate of Eragon, Roran, Arya, Saphira, Nasuada and also the new riders. Otherwise a perfect Series!

        • Chopin’s doppleganger

          My thoughts exactly. Favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite.

        • Nate

          i can’t say that after reading inhertance..dissopaonting

        • Firnin

          Definitely the best series. I know in the thanks part at the end of the book, CP said he wasn’t going to give up alagaesia. He said he’d eventually return. I’m just concerned that he would go to the past and write about the war of the dragons and elves or the fall of the riders and rise of galbatorix rather than going into the future. I would like to see another book here were eragon and arya actually end up together.

          • Guest

            you know what? i’m sick of this another book’s prediction..first when the brisingr book was released, everyone thought that it was going 2 be the last book of the trilogy..(trilogy means 3, right)..and then CP said that there will be another book to complete the whole series as the Inheritance cycle. And now…it seemed even Inheritance is not enough to be the last one

          • Firnin

            So you don’t want more books? Even if Inheritance had had a satisfying ending, I wouldn’t complain about getting more books set in Alagaesia.

        • Shur’tugal

          I would’nt go as far as saying better than LotR I admit I kinda like the Eragon series better but only because it keeps me more interested. I think its just as good a story as LotR in that they tie but I think LotR is better in complexion but I like them both equally if that makes sense lol…just my oppinion

      • Firnin

        I don’t see why the power was a problem. Unless I misread, the power belonged to others. His powers seem to have come from the eldunari and elves. He couldn’t have done anything without them. Last it was mentioned, Arya could still beat him, or at least match him, in a sword fight. The elves all seem to have a better grasp on magic and are capable of casting more taxing spells. Arya, Murtagh, Firnin, Saphira, and Thorn all know the name of the ancient language. They can shape magic just as well as he can with the name, and I doubt any of them would let him become like Galbatorix.

        • Chopin’s doppleganger

          Well yes. I can see the point with the Eldunari and elves. However, I find him extremely powerful in his position. In my honest opinion you should read through page 806 of Inheritance, for Eragon’s own words are mine with this topic. 

          • Chopin’s doppleganger

            Firnin . . . it’s spelled Firnen.

          • Chopin’s doppleganger

            . . . . hahaha. Sheesh pardon me. I’m sorry if that seemed rude. First I’m demanding you read a page and ‘reconsider your opinion’ (which according to Mike McCauley’s epic podcasts you are indeed entitled to them as I am to mine) then I tell you your spelling sucks. Really . . I’m sorry. I didn’t know that sounded like that. Please take no offense to my random typing.

          • Guest

            whatever…

          • Firnin

            I did, I may be forgetting something because at first I completely wanted to forget everything from the end of Firnen on. At this point, though, I don’t care as much. I know I’ll be upset when I re-read the book, but oh well. And I don’t care about the spelling correction. I forgot how it was spelled. It’s not that big of a deal imo.

    • Guest

      galby was not evil..he simply was mad after losing his dragon..i’m sure with all the experience and knowledge that eragon has got..he would never be someone like galbatorix

  • SammyB

    We can only just hope that all these loose ends were left for a reason and not because of CP’s horrible ending.

  • One

    I think i would have been like disgruntled with the final book if there had been an epiloge. I have read this entire thread and agree that there was way to many things kleft unexplained, yes, that can be good, but only to an extent. As i was reading it i found myself having to force myself to continue, i couldn’t belive how long it took to get to a real revelation! My biggest issues were the romances, i loved the murtagh-nasuada scences, i understand how it couldn’t have worked for them right then becuase of all that murtagh had been through and with nasuada new postition. However, there is no reasonable excuse for nothing romantic to have happened between Eragon and Arya. Yes they shared intamicies which i recognise, but no romance. All i got was a broken hearted Eragon and Arya finally giving him a spark of hope only for that to come to nothing. Dissapointing.

    One last thing, there was no plausable reason for eragon to not have remained in Alegeasia (excuse the spelling). If the wild dragons lived and survived in the Hadariac(sp :S) dessert, then so could the riders, especially with all the power Eragon now has, plus it is so isolated that there really wouldn’t have been much interferance from the other races.

    Sorry for the rant, was just expression my opinions 🙂

    • One

      *woudn’t*

    • Shadowlord148

      i agree with most of what you said but with the dragons. dont u understand there’s very little food in the dessert for x amount of dragons anf sooner or later the dragons will go and search for food in the beor mountains or near on the the villages. eragon cant take the rick of offending the dwarves, or elves, or have nauada explain to her people why there animals have disappeared. so the only choice he had was to leave alegeasia. we all knew that he was going to leave after it was all over. and dont bring up vroegard either b/c the same thing will happen the dragons will go flying around and eating livestock and watnot. it’s easier for eragon to take them somewhere save.

      • Firnin

        The dessert was the ancestral home of the dragons. It clearly worked. As for them eating livestock, as orik said, the dragons have just as much of a right to alagaesia as everyone else.

      • Firnin

        The dessert was the ancestral home of the dragons. It clearly worked. As for them eating livestock, as orik said, the dragons have just as much of a right to alagaesia as everyone else.

      • frust_era

        the dragons were not mere animals..they’ve got brains..for heaven sake..surely they can find some way to get provision without offending anybody..and they had wings, remember? surely they can just fly past Beor Mountain or wherever they seemed fit to hunt for some food..seriously guys, there’s no reason for Eragon to leave Alagaesia and even worse, never to return there. This just proves that the ending was sucks!

    • Firnin

      With Eragon and Arya’s starting relationship, I find it really hard to believe that he would be the one to have a reason why they couldn’t be together after he chased her for so long.

      As for leaving or remaining in alagaesia, there’s nothing CP could have done to not have contradictions of some sort. Eragon’s massive power came from the assistance of the elves and eldunari. That could easily be removed if the two groups decided to stop helping him. The problem of vroengard being contaminated doesn’t work because they cleansed Uru’baen of the very same contamination. His problem with defending the dragons is also stupid. The eldunari would have helped him do that without a doubt. Once the wild dragons were a few years old, they could defend each other and their offspring. If they proved incapable, then their time would clearly be over. If a creature can no longer survive in its native environment, then it is time for it to be replaced. Plus, the riders and elves would always be there to help with defense anyway.

    • Guest

      hear hear!!!

  • EB

    I think I can speak on behalf of most Inheritance Cycle fans in saying that I was disappointed in the movie Eragon. Obviously, the solution that everyone is coming up with is to remake it. It’s understandable that with the series ending (for now at least), people would like to have the movies to look forward to, much like Harry Potter fans were able to do when that series concluded. On this blog alone, I’ve read countless complaints about the movie, and about all of the problems with it. I could list off all of the problems right now, but if you’ve read the book, and seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about. Based on these problems, I’m all for a remake. So are countless Inheritance fans all over the web. Just now, I googled “eragon remake” and it came up with a bunch of petitions to remake Eragon. People care about this, because they know that Christopher Paolini’s story needs to be told. Remaking this movie, and proceeding to make Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance would be great for the fans and influence others to read the series. I myself never would have read the Harry Potter series if I hadn’t seen the first movie all those years ago. Optimistic though I am, I certainly have my doubts. Has anyone heard of a movie being remade just five years after the original? Now, this isn’t to say that they have to remake it today, but most retakes take time, and it would take an enormous effort for this to happen in the foreseeable future. So, insignificant as I am, I call upon you guys, the fans. Go online, sign these petitions, do what you can. Influence others to read the series so we have more people on our side. On this blog, I’ve read about people being sad that the series is over, and that they don’t want it to end, and that Christopher Paolini needs to write another book. Well, for now, he has done his part. It’s time for us fans to make our contribution to this series. We may fail, but let’s do our best to make this happen. Again, I’m just another nobody, another face in the crowd, another fan, but if enough of us nobodies make our voice heard, we just might have a chance.     

    • One

      Well I’v heard people say that LOTR should be re-made. Its only been what ten years ish, give or take, since that was out. I hardly think that it call for a remake, we havnt advanced that far in the movie industry to improve on it that much, Eragon however could have been re-made the next year, purely on the fact that it wasn’t Eragon but a rip off story.

      • Burzghash

        okay the difference is that the eragon movie was terrible even if you hadn’t read the inheritance cycle you would think so it was a bad movie  that could have been great . lotr was an amazing series of movies event to the most die hard readers of the books . 

      • Firnin

        LOTR is a great movie series to begin with. I watched the movies first, and have now been having trouble getting into the books because The movie follows the book so closely.  I would have no problem watching 3, maybe even 4, hour movies for each of these books if that’s what’s required for it to stick to the story line.

    • Gabs345

      i don’t mean to be a downer, but i feel like the chances of eragon being re-made seem pretty slim. obviously the first try was unsuccessful and it just doesn’t have the same fan base that harry potter and twilight have. it would take a ton of money to re-make it WELL, and i still don’t think it would be popular with enough people for it to be a success. don’t get me wrong, i would love it if they re-made it and did a fantastic job, but i feel like we are fighting a lost cause. 

      • Firnin

        We’ve seen what kind of movies can come out of a good book. Just watch Lord of The Rings. The fan base problem is non-existant. This series is an international best-seller. There is clearly a very strong fan base. 

  • imma beast

    the epic romance is between saphira and greenie

    • Anonymous

      lol

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      hahaha yes, however I found the romance between Eragon and Arya starting to blossom . . .

    • Firnin

      There was that and arya and eragon. I would have liked to see both pairs stay together.

  • Mia

    Well, I sort of imagined it would end this way. We kind of always knew Eragon and Saphira would abandon Alagaesia. I’m more upset about Nasuada and Murtagh’s ending

  • Anonymous

    Why didn’t Eragon start the Dragon Rider’s order on Vroengard. With the name of the Ancient Language, he could have removed all the evil spells that were there. And why was it said, that he will NEVER return. Why Not? If new riders could go there, everybody could come from there as well. Why couldn’t Eragon come to visit? And do the dragon riders stay there forever or will they return, when there are many of them?
    Answer these questions, so i can be less dissapointed with the last 15 pages.

    • Burzghash

      simply put because it had too many bad memories and times .

      • Firnin

        Zar’roc had bad memories, but Eragon was going to attempt to cure that by using it himself.

    • Gabs345

      i asked literally the exact same question earlier and another reader responded with: in the book, eragon said he needed a place that no one knew about so that the dragons could live in peace- im guessing they left because everyone knows about vroengard- i still think its a lame excuse, im sure they couldve kept people out easily. 

      • Anonymous

        I also thought the idea that Eragon had, that he would become evil, was stupid. For Thousands of years the riders ruled and only one turned evil, so why should he, especially if there are the other dragons that are gonna come? And does Eragon ever return, or is Angela’s prophecy correct, that he will leave Algaesia forever?

      • Firnin

        I wonder why they couldn’t just cast a spell that would hide their area from unwelcome people. We have seen that spells could be made undetectable.

        • Chopin’s doppleganger

          I thought the same thing however he says that they need walls no race could scale and distance that could ensure safety.

          • Firnin

            If it was an undetectable spell that hid them, then they would probably be fine. No one would be able to re-find one barren patch of dessert. As for the safety, I’m sure the Eldunari and Elves would help with that. Once the wild dragons were 5-10 years old, they should be more than powerful enough to take care of themselves and their young. If they can’t then, and this will seem harsh, they are no longer suited for survival. It’s survival of the fittest. Personally, I think they would have been just fine.  Still, I wouldn’t have had a problem with him leaving if Arya had gone with. The only reason that Arya would HAVE to stay is to have a Rider to carry the eggs and get new riders. I’m sure they could get elves or maybe even Angela to do that, though. Or, once they had maybe one Rider from each race that had been a rider for ten years and was fully trained, they could have those four riders ferry the eggs around Alagaesia. Four riders, one of them an urgal, one an elf, they’d be fine. Arya could go live with Eragon and they could train the riders. That way there’s a variety of masters in magic, mind, and sword for them to compare themselves against.

    • Firnin

      I was disappointed with the last hundred or so pages. Starting were Eragon told Arya he and Saphira were leaving. I was so excited on one page because it seemed they would finally end up together. The next page, I no longer wanted to finish the book and had trouble going to sleep that night. I still can’t look at the book without getting a little choked up, and I finished it three days ago. I am not at all ashamed to admit that I cried a little at the end.

  • Tmlafrancis8

    Okay guys, so Inheritance was disappointing and did not offer ANY closure to the series as previously promised. CP wrote in his acknowledgements, he is not finished with Alagaësia. But how many of you wouldn’t read book 5, where possibly Ismira becomes a rider, and is sent to train with “Uncle” Eragon!?  Just imagine the possibilities… 😉

    • Gabs345

      of course we will all read a book five by paolini, if not from love of inheritance, than from pure curiosity – it doesn’t change anyones feelings about inheritance unfortunately- cool idea though that would be sweet..  

      • Firnin

        If book five were to answer some of those unanswered questions, and put eragon and arya, and as a result firnin and saphira, together permanently, then I’d no longer have a problem with Inheritance.

  • Juan Rodriguez

    When CP started to write Eragon he was still a kid brilliant but a kid nonetheless, giving him a more active imagination capable of creating this wonderful fictional world we all fell in love with. I think as he grew older and started to view the world as an adult it changed the way he wrote, because I feel that Inheritance was missing that certain passion you can clearly feel in Eragon, Eldest and Brisinger. 

  • anonymous

    I waited three years for this book and tou give me THIS? I cannot see how you could call this a conclusion. this series should just be made into five books. if you are going to write another inheritance book (and it would be utter insanity if you did not) you could simply say so. inheritance created far more questions then it answered and did not have a sense of completion. And the vault of souls? REALLY? I am sure you could have come up with something more creative than a hoard of eggs and eldunari stashed away. However in spite of all of this dissapointment, there was one element that was the most horrible part, Galbatorix’s death. He died of grief. Eragon didn’t even recieve a moment of pure epic awesomeness. he just showed Galbatorix a bunch of sad pictures. Of all the horrible finales I have read, I would argue that this is by far the worst of them all.

  • Christopher.
    I’m not happy. 
    I loved Eragon, Eldest…Brisingr. Inheritance? Not so much.
    Now I must say, the battles were INCREDIBLY written. I applaud you. Also, thank you for not turning into a JK Rowling serial killer and killing off all of your characters, and I liked the in depth detail you gave us at times. But you lied to us CP, plain and simple. 
    The seven words? The epic romance? Greenie?The Grey folk? Tenga? Two mysterious strangers? Elf children? The list goes on and on about things you said you would address that you hardly mentioned or were missing entirely.
    Greenie came in about 50 pages until the end. And him and Saphira INSTANTLY mated and fell in love. Did this effect Eragon and Arya’s love at all? NOPE. Their epic romance? Were we supposed to gasp at the trust they put each other by speaking their true names? Well here’s the thing. I wasn’t. Neither were many of the fans out there. AT ALL. Eragon leaves to never return, Arya was totally OCC! She didn’t act like the Arya we know or love. Shed  was all AGAINST being queen. then whoops, she changes her mind.
    Please don’t get me started on Murtagh. 
    I loved the romance that started. The poor guy needed someone. You let things play out…and then made him and Nasuada decide not to EVER see each other again. I get if they didn’t want to meet for a while…but forever? You just really needed an angsty character here didn’t you? 🙁
    CP, I GET that all books don’t need or have  happy endings. However, if you are going to write a weak book, give it a strong ending. If the ending was a good one I would have forgiven many of the things you said to mention then didn’t. If the rest of the book was unreal and everything promised, I would have accepted the ending you wrote. Saddened by it yes. But satisfied.

       However I’m not even remotely satisfied, or even impressed.

    CP, you are an AMAZING author, there’s no denying that. You’re probably not even going to read this. But if you write a series as good as the Eragon series (I REFUSE to call it the “Inheritance” series) you better give the fans the closure. A promised and set up to be an EPIC ending did not turn out that way. There’s no pleasing everyone, yes. But most authors at least please MOST of the fans. 

    In conclusion CP, I’m not going to ask you to write a book 5 or anything. I’m going to ask you to EXPLAIN. In a podcast maybe. EXPLAIN why you did this. EXPLAIN why you took so long to write this poor excuse of Inheritance.

    I will probably never read Inheritance again. I’m THAT disappointed. However, I love the other books in the Eragon series, and will always and forever be a fan of the the author who wrote Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr. Thank you for writing those books, I have read them all many many many times.

    The so called “haters” commenting here? Nah, we’re not haters. We’re just disappointed fans coming here to vent.

    Please, like this if you agree. I want to know that there is justice out there.

    • Gabs345

      i hope cp does get a chance to read this entry. i think you summed up the feelings of most fans. i too would like a thorough explanation. 

      •  thanks guys XD hopefully he’ll see it..wow it got a lot of likes!
        Hopefully CP will explain…I’m looking forward to it 🙂

    • Anonymous

      This was Kick-Ass! 😛

  • Amy

    Wow, it seems most folks are not satisfied with the end of the books.  I have to say that I was left feeling a little empty the first 2 weeks after fininshing Ineritance too.  But my disappointment was not at the ending but rather that the journey had ended.  I’ve been following Eragon for so long that I’m not sure where to go next.  So, after coming to understand that I am no longer frustrated with the way things ended.  I know why he left and why he and Arya can not be together.  It all makes sense to me.  I do wish that Murtagh had come back to go with them to raise the dragons and the next riders.  I will always wonder what happened to him and what he found on his journeys.  Thanks CP, for a wonderful story.  I can’t wait until my son is  old enough for me to share it with him.

    • callum

      I know, I came to the same conclusion. I just dont want the story to be over 🙁

    • Burzghash

      I do think he should write a 5th book about eragon establishing the new rider’s order perhaps starting just before he arrives at his final destination then after expaining the setting and the first rider’s training he could skip a hundred years or so and then explain how it is now flourishing .

  • =)

    I’m still a little mad at CP cause of the ending, but I I’m grateful that at least he didn’t kill Arya or Eragon. Otherwise, restraining orders would have been involved.

    • Firnin

      I don’t think they could have been written fast enough.

  • kind of disappointing at the climax, but it seemed the only logical end. The one thing that was weak in this novel is the coverage of Galbatorix. The most feared villain dies in the first encounter with the hero; besides its been done in mere 50 pages of the 880 pages in the final book alone.
    I think CP is still a novice in this field. I might not try his next books firsthand…

  • kaylem boparai

    The ending was ok not great though it wrapped up the story. However i think that if CP decides to make a future extension of what happens with the riders, Eragon and Arya I would love to read it. I would like to see if he writes anything outside the world or Eragon i would be pleased to read both.

  • Wilsonkyle93

    i just finished Inheritance. loved it. the ending was sort of dissapointing, but it makes sense, cant be raising dragons just anywhere. i wish there could have been for of a romance between Eragon and Arya, but it is what it is. Sad to see such a great series come to an end, but very happy that i got to experience it. this is a collection i will be reading again and again…. hopefully some sort of side stories pop up (Angela, the new riders, something about Roran perhaps) but only time will tell i suppose.

  • tizzle80

    I’m am very pissed of at the ending, i waited all this time and spent money for it to end like this. I think CP needs to make it up to all of us that are disappointed by writing short stories or have a ghostwriter continue the series. Fill in the parts unanswered continue stories all after whats happens at the end. Cause i fell like i won’t read any other books a reread the cycle if he doesnt do that and not wait five or ten years. More than my anger just continue the series for sake of mind.

    • EragonAnswerer

      I had a very difficult time trying to decode exactly what you wrote… And im still unsure on more than half of it, but i assume you are Ranting on how Inheritance was a horrible book. I would like to suggest that you reread the series in succession, and see what happens. If you still dislike the book then all the power to you, but i have a feeling something might click.

      • tizzle80

        Is what I was saying is that myself along with alot of people,were disappointed with how it ended especially, and things that were not answered like what the Menoa tree wanted the seven words and such. And if you have insight please share. And I didnt say the book was horrible, it was good up till the very end. And not everything was like I thought it was going to be, thats fine I just cant imagine he goes all his life being a virgin, does Arya have any romantic fellings for him or not its a yes or no question. Is what im saying is that I along with so many other people who spent money, in may case 60$ for the audiobooks at 4 books money well spent until the end and all the years waiting some people 10 years and as many times we all spent reading or listening. I have listend to them in succession before the new book came out, I understand the prophecy so i think but even CP said that he had to change things around differently from when he first outlined the series. I didnt reply to to insult you or start and online arguement so please dont take anything i say as anything other than a just a reply. So again if you have any insight please share, and out of all the comments you replied to mine so thank you, well i have to go The Big Bang Theory is about to start.

  • question

    what were the words that brom told eragon right be4 he died in book 1?

  • Gabs345

    I liked Inheritance. I didn’t love it. I thought the end dragged a little too much, however the goodbye scene between Arya and Eragon was heartbreaking and he did a good job. I agree with some of the other people who commented when they said that Arya being Queen and a Rider unbalances power, but I understand why she was made Queen (really it was inevitable, he told us why the series was called Inheritance). Also, I don’t understand why he had to leave Alagaesia. It talks about how Eragon and Saphira travel from city to city using the name of the ancient language to cleanse the entire city of Galbatorix’s spells so why were they unable to cleanse Vroengard? If Paolini has an answer to this then good, but I won’t be happy until I get one. I’m also disappointed with the Angela info. I definitely thought we would learn what she was and more about her past. Sure she had a few good moments, but it didn’t live up to the way he talked about it in interviews. I liked Nasuada and Murtagh’s romance. I thought it was sort of surprising, but made sense too. Good thing Nasuada didn’t propose a marriage/alliance with Orrin and held out for true love 😀    

    • Gabs345

      Oh and also. What about the seven words… I feel betrayed. 

      • jman4408

        yeah me too i was just reading eragon again, and was wondered the same thing

      • EragonAnswere

        Try reading the last 100 pages again ;). I’m sure you’ll find something in there.

        • Trumanwest

          what?!?!?

        • Gabs345

          will myself and every other reader who is asking the same question find something there..? and personally im a but disappointed with the book and would rather not waste my time re reading it. 

        • Firnin

          I didn’t see anything about the seven words Brom told him

    • EragonAnswerer

      Simple he had already answered in the book, Eragon had mentioned that they need to find a place that no one knows about, a place where the dragons can live in peace, and no one would try to take eggs etc.etc. + there was a chance that the dragons would fly across the ocean and be in alagasea out of control. So he needed to find a place where him and blodgarm and the others could raise the dragons in peace.

      • Gabs345

        Thanks

        • jman4408

          Of eragon or inheritance?

    • Mia

      I loved Nasuada and Murtagh’s romance! But didn’t you find that they didn’t get their happy ending? Murtagh leaves and Nasuada loses him

  • Blu_jean_girl

    I think what most annoyed me is the fact that Christopher stated ( I believe in the last podcast, correct me if I’m wrong.) that we (the fans) “Wouldn’t need an epilogue” that we would feel closure….well I didn’t! I felt like it left everything hanging. And yes I know that Angela predicted in the first book that he would leave but I had always hoped that would be either completely left out (as in he had changed so much as a person that his future had changed as well.) or it would be alluded to in the future. (he could have left in 1000 years or so!) but I felt the ending was just sad for the sake of being sad. I’m not a person who always has to have happy endings in books/movies but this felt pointless. They really and truly could not have raised the hatchlings ANYwhere in all the land of alagasia? Seriously?
    Ok. I’m done ranting. But I am still pretty disappointed with the ending. I’ve been so invested in this series for so long.

    • EragonAnswerer

      What your talking about is a Fairy Tale. Happy Endings happen in Cinderella, Try one of those. Only joking. Of course i am not CP, but i understand where he is coming from. Eragon needs to leave Alagasea for these books to really mean anything. From the very beginning CP throws us into a adventure where we are always wondering what is going to happen next, but if he were to end inheritance with, say perhaps a romance between Arya and Eragon and they live happily ever after, well now thats a disappointing ending, because there is no room to wonder. Now look at it in a different perspective and realize everything that has changed, he makes room for more events to occur, with the possible chance that he will see Arya again someday in the future, the chance that riders will be recreated, It started the process over again. He left room for us to think of what could be… As difficult as that could be for some of us, and believe me some of us find it unbearable, but in a sense he had a very mature ending.

      • bigmike

        Thank You!!!!!!! that is what I have been saying all this time!!! I wish people would stop dissing the ending. He did a great job in creating new paths to follow and expand apon.

        • Chopin’s doppleganger

          10000000000% agreewithyou:)

      • Shadows987

        What your are speaking of is reality in fantasy. The ending does not make it more mature and whilst most people aren’t complaining about a happy ending or not, there should have been some satisfaction with the ending be it happy or sad.

      • Chopin’s doppleganger

        OMYGOODNESS YES!!!!

        Sorry to scream at you EragonAnswerer but I completley agree with you. 1000000%

        I’ve wrote a gazillion comments stating the exact same thing and you are the first person (assuming you are not a droid) to say the same thing. Nay, the first comment I more than agree with.

        I love the loose endings because now isthe fun part. I don’t just set the book on my shelf it’s in my head 24/7. And though everytime I read the ending, the last few pages become wet with my tears ( and then when it dries it becomes crinkly . . thus the process has been repeated for the past few weeks) It had to happen . . It gave me goosebumps because I felt the ending like fit so well . . perfectly . . “Wyrda!!”

        • Firnin

          There can be room to wonder without leaving 8,000 questions. The book is in my head 24/7 too, but that’s because I am trying to figure out how this ending worked. I am constantly debating back and forth with myself about why he had to leave. Ultimately, he didn’t. Many things happened showing he could have stayed.

          • Chopin’s doppleganger

            Eh? Different opinions I guess. I really don’t have a problem with the 8,001 questions.

          • Firnin

            Honestly, I wouldn’t have nearly as much of a problem if Eragon and Arya had ended up together. I never saw the podcasts, although I’m thinking I will now. I’m watching/reading anything I can that involves Alagaesia and is legitimate.  I think it is good for a lot to be left open, though, because there’s more to complain about to hopefully get him to write a new book where Eragon and Arya will end up together.  I know that’s kind of contradictory to before, but I’m still hoping for the same ultimate ending.

      • Firnin

        We know that the riders will return. That was made blatantly obvious. We know there will be wild dragons again. Also, blatantly obvious. We don’t know if Eragon will ever see his friends or family in person again. We don’t know whether or not he’ll end up with Arya. Were’s the room to wonder? Where can we guess at what will happen? Two questions is nothing. He could have put Ergaon and Arya together and still had plenty of room. Also, happy ending aren’t in just fairy tails. Regardless of that, this book needed more. The ending wasn’t satisfying, happy or sad.

  • Inheritancefan65

    My only problem with the book is the fact that Arya became the queen. Christopher makes a point throughout the end of the book to make all the races equal. That is why they can all become riders. By making Arya become queen when she is also a Rider completely takes away from the fact that all races are equal. She is one of the most powerful beings in Alagaesia and now is in one of the most powerful positions as well. This was probably one of my only problems with the book. Over all it was a great book and I loved it but I think Christopher should have made either someone else the rider or someone else the queen.

    • EragonAnswerer

      CP probably found himself at this point in an Impasse. Eragon was intended to leave Alagasea alone from the very Get-go, If CP had someone else become Queen, then judging by the end relationship between Eragon and Arya there would have been no reason for Arya not to go to the island with Eragon, And if Arya had hypothetically gone with Eragon, the Fans would be expecting another 100 pages on that relationship alone, The closure would never have been enough as the relationship between Arya and Eragon was created through 3 books already and would never have a clear Ending. 

      • Inheritancefan65

        Thats a good point I didn’t think of that.

      • Firnin

        Are you saying that you would object to another hundred pages? Regardless of that, however, he could have had Rorin go with Eragon to that port city (the name has eluded me), and the Dwarves could have taken him home. Arya could have just stayed on the boat, and I would be perfectly happy with that.

  • With Eragon and Arya, didn’t we see the epic romance? Angela said she didn’t know whether it was going to be happy or sad and no they didn’t end up together, but so what? Their relationship was beautiful. Christopher did a fabulous job. I don’t think we could feel the true power of the true name exchange ourselves merely through words, but it clearly meant a lot to the two characters. For me it was very beautiful and it was never said that it was impossible for the two of them to still end up together. Remember they’re going to be ever living now unless killed and she can always go to live with him.

    • Anonymous

      I have to disagree with you about Eragon & Arya. In my opinion we saw Eragon in love with her for the most part of the series while at the same time completely respecting her as a woman, friend & ally, only to get his heart broken the majority of the time with unrequited feelings. Arya on the other hand, began to open up to him as more than a friend only until the beginning of Brisingr. It wasn’t until this last book, more specifically the chapter with Fírnen that she seemed inclined to, ‘perhaps’ in some future start something with him… Unless you count want to count that last chapter as romance, then that to me is not an ‘Epic Romance’. Maybe the end of this cycle is only the beginning of their relationship, helping them both reach some stability & maturity. Maybe it is what it is (which I have completely choose not to accept).

      • Chopin’s doppleganger

        Yess!! I think I’ve liked each one of your comments because that is exactly the way I feel!!

      • Firnin

        I don’t like how they ended. There was no epic romance. There is no reason Arya couldn’t have one with him. He went through hell and back in this series. I think he deserves to be with Arya just as Saphira deserves to be with Firnin. The only character that I’ve ever seen endure a worse ordeal is Frodo.

        • Anonymous

          That is exactly what I’m trying to say… Sort of. I can’t stress this enough but I did not like their ending a bit. The only thing I can do now is hope that hopefully in a near future CP can continue their relationship… Preferably something along the lines of a sequel to continue this or a new series.
          You can’t say the “Epic Romance” didn’t work out if it didn’t even really officially begin.

  • I agree I had expected to learn A LOT more about Angela. But I think he did the right thing. I think he left clues here and there for the reader to piece her together them self. Personally, I think she was the soothsayer that Galbatorix mentioned. I thought of that within seconds of reading it. You can’t really expect her to come out and tell us really whether she’s human or not do you? And you can’t be mad at her for it either. I mean she’s ANGELA.

    • SeniorPatrol

      Personally, going out on a limb here, but I think Angela harbors the spirit of a god and her own spirit as well. Why would the dismembered priest yell like crazy when he heard her other name whispered to him??

      • bigmike

        Speaking of Angela and the priest, if she could be under attack of his mind and still of been able to walk up to him and stab him, then she could have helped with Galbi’s dragons and helped fight him with her mind. If she could withstand that, then she could at least help with the brutal attacks on eragon’s mind. Just saying, and also, I still say that there is either more to her ,or far less, then we seem to think.

  • Guest

    I hated the way he destroyed Orrin’s character. What was the point of Orrin becoming a drunken, arrogant loser out of nowhere except to make Nasuada look extra good to become queen?  Ugh.

    • Orrin changed because of the war. I’m glad Christopher had a different sort of ruler than Nasuada, same way he had different kinds of romance. Orrin was definitely not as strong as Nasuada. He went slightly mad, not dangerously or anything but just a little. The war was obviously hard on him. You have to remember he’s in his early 20s and is also part of the younger generation. This was his first real experience in war.

    • Orrin changed because of the war. I’m glad Christopher had a different sort of ruler than Nasuada, same way he had different kinds of romance. Orrin was definitely not as strong as Nasuada. He went slightly mad, not dangerously or anything but just a little. The war was obviously hard on him. You have to remember he’s in his early 20s and is also part of the younger generation. This was his first real experience in war.

    • Gabs345

      it also proves Nasuada is the rightful ruler. shes the strongest. she will do a great job with the empire.

      • Chopin’s doppleganger

         . . . hmmmm I side with Mike McCauley and Chris on this . . . (shudder) Nasuada.

        Honestly it was very sad for me to not see Roran take the throne. My heart skiped a beat when Arya mentioned him. . however I see the path he took true to his nature . .

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      I saw that in Orrin from the very beggining.

  • Apeake

    if christopher doesnt make another book…

  • Mia

    Please tell I wasn’t the only one saddened with the end Nasuada and Murtagh had…

    • Mia

      I mean, I didn’t understand…It disappointed me a little that they ended up so uncertainly

      • Kosmalag

        Yah same 🙁 I was also dissapointed by how arya and eragon’s story ended, how we find nothing out about angela and a great many other things. tbh christopher should feel obliged to write a new series after the way he left SO many pieces of plot unanswered : but then again that’s a good thing 😀 (if he does indeed write another series)

        • bigmike

          I have a slight feeling as if he was going through a break up while writing those last few parts, and the saddness in his life seeped through to the book. Ive had it happen to my posts on here and went back and reread them made me depressed. He might have been going through something sad, and put a sad ending without even knowing it.

          • Firnin

            I never thought of that

        • Firnin

          I would love a new series in the future that puts arya and eragon together. Maybe Nasuada and Murtagh too. Even if it were one book, I’d be happy. I also think it would be neat to have a series on the war between the dragons and elves, and a series on the Rise of Galbatorix/Fall of the Riders

  • Elijinho

    Ok, when Brom dies he says 7 words or something like that to Eragon. We never find out what those are.

    • Mia

      I remembered that exact same thing while reading the book. Maybe Christopher just forgot

      • If he did, Michelle should have reminded him. I think it was left out on purpose. Why, I have no idea.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      I totally think that was on purpose.

  • Evarinya

    With this page practically overflowing with comments, I can’t wait to see what the next fans-ask-CP interview will be like! I’m sure theyre gonna have to shut down the comments 😛

  • Wendy

    Did I miss something?  Who were the women that Angela read the fortune to and Eragon later blessed?

    • Amanda

      The ones who saved Roran likely. They’re really just side characters CP wrote in in case he wants to write a novel with a story sideways to Inheritance, so he would have someone interesting we’d been introduced to already to write about.

  • Alex

    The book was amazing in many ways, but I can’t accept the ending. I cannot think of a single good reason for Eragon not being able to return to Alagaesia, even if only on occasion. It has already been established that he is immortal, or will at least live to be VERY, VERY old. Like, hundreds of years. Same with Arya. So, he can’t return to Alagaesia because…Angela said so? Unless he is maimed/killed on the way to, or at, this new continent, he should be able to return, even if he has to wait for a few new riders to build up the order. He’s IMMORTAL! He has time. The elves there can keep an eye on things, with plenty of Eldunari for strength to defend.

    • Guest

      Exactly! Besides and i’m just making a few observations…why can’t Arya go visit Eragon on occasion? Also in Eldest, i believe it was, Arya tells Eragon a story about an elf who had a premonition that he would accidentally kill his son in battle, and because of this he killed himself, saving his son and proving that the future isn’t set in stone. I’m just saying …

      • yo

        so you think he will write a new book about the 2 ladies? 
        mmm interesting….i thinks he is gonna write about why eragon cant go back to alagaesia, or maybe with that idea, how he proves his destiny is not written… anyway, CP still having to say what is that think that Menoa´s tree stole from him rigth?
        sorry about the writting, im spanish…. 😉

        • yo

          thing*

      • Shur’tugal

        Good point! 🙂

    • he needs to come back for the next blood oath at least

    • Sallystar6of7

      more like thousands. arya will probably come and visit… she leaves, comes back… and on and on. plus murtagh will come and hang out.

    • Shur’tugal

      I kind of agree with you but Eragon probably doesnt return not just because Angela said so but because he doesnt want to I mean if you go through a journey like that nothing will ever be the same, you cant live like that, he had to leave.

    • Carlsahn94

      I’m pissed about this too! The first few hours after I finished the book, I was really distraught about this.  After that, I came to a conclusion.  He mentioned that he doesn’t want to undermine Nasuada’s authority, seeing as Eragon could get all of Alagaesia to follow him over Nasuada if he wanted to.  If he’s making trips back and forth then the people of Alagaesia know that he still has a presence there and the people will be skeptical that Nasuada has full authority on the land.  By fully removing himself from the picture for good, people will consult Nasuada fully and never undermine her because she’s the top of the top.  And if he stayed he’d have to answer to Nasuada, in theory, still because of his oath (even though he could break it anytime), but that would again undermine Nasuada’s authority. In addition he’d have to be in charge of the group of magicians who uphold the land and nobody wants to babysit a bunch of magic users.

  • Rtmordecai

    Hahahaha! Okay, are you talking about Tolkien’s son?  Better than the LOTR movies?  They did in three movies what should have been done in 6, and had a ridiculous budget!  They kept true to the spirit of the books, but did have to leave out a lot, and the movies were still right at the limit of movie length.  That’s not including the huge amount of extra footage that didn’t make it to the films.  The inheritance cycle is almost certainly more text; it’s hard to know for sure as the edition that I have of LOTR is printed bible style.  That’s not considering the facts: Urgals and Dwarves played a much more consistent and more detailed part than the Orks, there is so much more magic in Inheritance than in LOTR it really is funny, there are more battle scenes that last longer and are more detailed, there are an incredibly large number of complex individual settings and scenery, and numerous other considerations.  Are you really thinking about what would have to go into this?  For the Inheritance movies to come close to LOTR they will NEED a huge budget.  Once again, I would love to see these books in movie form, and I think someone taking them to the big screen might be able to take some artistic license and really turn the series into a concise adventure fantasy production, but it’s not going to get there by any of us at the helm.

    • Rtmordecai

      This was a comment originally, and I thought some of you might want to see it but would have missed it in the thread.

    • Amanda

      I’m glad you have an opinion, but things aren’t always as black and white as they seem, just reading those books should tell you that. I recognize the truth in some of what you’re saying, but don’t feel you can stop us from trying just by calling us “high”. And for the record, the movie talk had stopped until you chose to try to beat us down.

      • Rtmordecai

        Your right!

  • Shadeslayer

    Does anyone else remeber when Roran said something about heart of hearts in Eldest?

    • Zach

      What did he say, I dont remember

    • SammyB

      Even if he did, i don’t think it would have any significance.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Yes it said that, “in his heart of hearts he . . .” that’s all I can remember. However the Eldunari . . are nicknamed ‘heart of heart’s’, which is quite a common term. But good catch I noticed that too but you are making me think about it even further . . but eh? I don’t think it’s that important . . but then again, ya never know? 

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been thinking. Both Elva and Angela  know things that no others are capable of. What if Angela was blessed in a similar way than Elva was?  

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      I think that Angela is from another . . . realm? or she is one of the Grey Folk I don’t know? Do we really know anything about Angela?? 🙂 🙂

  • hoke

    I met CP today in Provo UT!!! I asked him about Jeod ever riding Saphira and he said “that actually happens, sometime in the ‘Summery’ months. Hmm…. Well that’ll have to be in the deluxe edition” and then smiled! I made him actually think about a question!!!

    • SammyB

      you should’ve asked him about arya and eragon! 🙁

      • hoke

        I had a lot of questions in my head, but that was the only one that he could probably answer without ruining the next book that hes gonna write. I would’ve asked about Undbitr and Naegling actually, but I think that he answers several of our questions in his next interview with Mike

  • Anonymous

    Ok. Just read another chapter in Eldest that gives me hope that Eragon & Arya can be together in some future. Since Queen Dellannir abdicated her throne to Evandar in order to study the secrets of magic, maybe once things settle down in Alagaësia Arya could step down from her throne in order to fulfill her duties as a Rider & be with Eragon 🙂 There is still hope.

    • Callum

      yayy hhahah

    • Evarinya

      Yes!!!! <3
      Good observation 😉

    • Rtmordecai

      It just makes me wonder even more as to why she would accept it in the first place.  If one queen abdicated just to study magic wouldn’t you expect her to reject the throne in the first place, when she knows more than anyone else currently alive, excluding Eragon, the obligation and responsibility associated with being a rider.  We understand and recognize Murtagh not picking up his role as a rider, but as for Arya it still doesn’t line up for me.

      • Anonymous

        Yes. Most of us think the same. But I guess that seeing Arya as one of, If not the most, loyal of elves I can see why she & her people would have chosen her as Queen. She will be there for her people if they have great need & if she is the most adequate to rule them.
        Nevertheless, I still don’t agree with what she did. Mostly after re reading the chapter in inheritance where the new ruler of Alagaësia was to be chosen. Lord Däthedr repeatedly kept saying that Riders shouldn’t rule specially after what Galbatorix had  done, yet he is mentioned as being one of the elves that kept trying to persuade Arya to become Queen… Wtf? Idk if he only meant that for the humans though. Then again the only reason I posted it was because I don’t want to cave in to the idea that the books will not continue… Quite the contrary, I keep trying to find proof or (possibly) meaningful facts that help me build theories in my mind which (hopefully) CP could possibly use for future books.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      I remembered that as well!

  • Rubydragon

    Jeod never got to ride on Saphira!
    Eragon never got to kiss Arya!
    I guess Firnen’s role in Book 4 is justified that since Arya has lost many close friends and family, Firnen is the only family she’s got now. I love it! Hopefully, Arya would be smart enough to send Eragon messages via flying grass boats, wherever he ends up in. 🙂

    • hoke

      CP answered my question about jeod in Provo UT. He said that it will be included in the deluxe edition

  • bigmike

    Im tired of everyone saying that CP screwed up the end of Inheritance. I say he made a great decision. Having Eragon leave Alegaesia gives him the option to make a new series with Eragon in a new land where the other characters can show up as well. Im sure we will see more of Angela in the new world and learn more about her. He has left a lot of points unanswered so he will have something to write about in his next book. He made a good choice in having Eragon leaving. It has potential to have a follow up series. It was a good choice in makig farther book series.

    • Shadows987

      The ending wasn’t too bad. Loose, but acceptable. However what was bad was how predictable the book was and how some fanfics are a lot better in my opinion. 

      • Madeline L

        I think though that alot of people forget that CP knew almost everything that was going to happen when he started the cycle, and that we have had like three years to sit around and think of every possibility. So I am happy that he didn’t just change things up so it wouldn’t be predictable.

        • Shadows987

          Yes, but this was the most obvious theory. The one everyone had figured out by the end of Brisingr. I just feel unsatisfied as it felt like I was just reading another, average, fanfic

    • Evarinya

      I thought it was great. Yes, there are so many questions I want to see answered and yes, I wish Eragon could see his friends again, but I think CP was smart and the ending was a very special way to end the series. 😉

      I do wish he would write another book, though.

      Anyone have ideas? Maybe about a new rider

      • Silver

        I would love to see a book placed far in the future where the rider order did not come back to alagaesia but instead started their own civilization with their own cities and etc. It would be interesting to see how the races would react to their young being spirited away to some far away land never to be seen again when an egg hatched. Also by then the interracial gladiator games would be a big possibly world influencing event.

      • Brendon_qose

        perhaps Roran will become a rider?? in the books he did focus quite a bit on Roran practicing magic and trying to make the rock float. CP also mentioned that he wasnt going to leave Alagaesia and that he WOULD return to it, just that he doesnt know when.

      • Brendon_qose

        perhaps Roran will become a rider?? in the books he did focus quite a bit on Roran practicing magic and trying to make the rock float. CP also mentioned that he wasnt going to leave Alagaesia and that he WOULD return to it, just that he doesnt know when.

    • SammyB

      I somewhat agree, ending was still bad, but i hope he makes another series, i don’t think i can wait another 5 years 🙁 but ofcorse i will 😛

      • Firnin

        I’m going to be pissed if he takes a break from Alagaesia. I want to read more about it. Plus, if he waits too long, there’s a chance people won’t even know a fifth book came out. I discovered inheritance came out by accident.

  • Anjileigh

    Can all this movie talk be moved to a different thread??

    • Rtmordecai

      Yes please.  I don’t know if Anjileigh feels this way, but you guys are high off your ass if you think your going to get to do it.  It was already a MAJOR motion picture!  Shitty, yes, but for a remake to happen they are going to go with someone who knows what they are doing.  They trusted Eragon to actual professionals and it flopped, so why on earth would you think you would get it. I feel for all of you!  I nearly cried when I watched the movie, cause I knew that either the next one wouldn’t be able to follow the books at all or that they wouldn’t even do one.  So please don’t talk about getting a script together or starting a production, cause it’s not going to happen.

      • Anonymous

        I respect your opinion but politely disagree. 

      • Zach

        Thats just harsh.

      • Josh_artmann

        i agree

  • ShadowDragoon

    bigmike,

    we will need WAY more than 100 signatures…

    • bigmike

      Its a start up petition. If we can get a hundred sigs, then  we would at least have a chance to get CP attention on the subject, maybe even his interest enough to start supporting us and spreading the word of the petition. If we get CP to help spread the word of the petition, then it will be enough new sigs pour in. But I say a hundred looks like a long list if it is not numbered, especially if it is printed out and mailed to him. You starting to see what Im getting at?

      • ShadowDragoon

        I knew what you were saying. I just think it may take a bit more than a hundred… as many as we can get, actually.

        The hard part is going to be composing all of those sigs in one place. i think all of us could get a few names together… But who’s gonna organize them and send them to CP?

  • Evarinya

    OH!!!!! I just remembered!

    I was at a CP-Inheritance-tour-signing-thing not too long ago and I’m sure that he hinted that more Inheritance movies are being considered! (probably should’ve said this earlier;)

    Again, though, it was merely a hint and he didn’t seem to want too much attention on it.

    However, no matter how good the directors are, no one can make a movie better than the fans themselves to fell in love woth the books! So, again, i’m sill for the fan-based movie XD

    • ShadowDragoon

      inheritancefanmovie.webs.com

      Here’s that link

  • Evarinya

    This all sounds really awesome =)

    Ok, I agree with Glaedr Elda that it’s REALLY hard to do a prequel to the first movie, but do you really think a lot of people (not series fans btw) would want to see a remake when the first movie was releeased only a few years ago?

    Other than that I’m totally for it 😉 BTW, Amanda, where’s that link??

  • Shadows987

    This movie talk is quite funny. Unless one of you is a secret millionaire I don’t see how you are going to pull it off. The Eragon movie had a 100mill budget.

    • Joseph Cain

      “Budget” and “how you use your Budget” are two different things

      • Shadows987

        You actually think you can make a decent movie on a budget of 500 dollars, do you? Without big money the remake will just be a big flop.

        • Amanda

          You don’t need a lot of money for pre-production, and there are places to get sponsors, and with enough noise, a studio to back us. I’m not pretending it will be easy, cheap, or anything but a long time coming.

        • Anonymous

          Never heard of Indie games? Self produced bands?
          I am by no means saying it would be easy to do something similar with a movie. But whats the harm in trying? It’s not like you are personally being asked to donate thousands to it.

          Besides, there are plenty of movies made without Hollywood budgets. The strength of a good movie doesn’t lie on how amazing the special effects are or how famous the actors are.

          • Shadows987

            Even Indie games cost thousands to make and recording music isn’t exactly expensive.  Whilst this movie will need a ton of actors and props, locations and snazzy looking dragon and fighting animations. You will probably need real fencers for the battle scenes as well and a lot of really attractive people to be the elves. Not saying it is impossible, I wish you the best of luck; but I don’t see how you are going to pull it off. PS: If I had thousands of dollars I would donate them to you, believe me. Lol.

        • bigmike

          Eragon was self produced. If anyone has experience in getting stuff done with a lacking budget, its CP.

          • Shadows987

            The movie or the book? Big difference between books and films. Books are quite cheap to publish. Just look at Kindle. Also if you want to make the movie big you will have to buy the rights as well. Millions in their own ‘right’. 

          • bigmike

            I thought you wanted to see this happen? If you keep putting us down, you might actully stop what could be an awesome change in movie history. You never know.

          • Shadows987

            I do. But I don’t want to get excited for something that will probably not happen and then be disappointed. The same way I was disappointed with Inheritance after all the hype.

  • ShadowDragoon

    Amanda-
     
    ill get on ur site later today and see what i can do.

    Du Hjarta Skulbaka-

    A key word you used earlier was “fan-DRIVEN” movie…  i dont think this movie could be fan-made. The most similar to this situation that i can think of is the fireproof series, where the church made the movies.

    while the last two or three movies have been good- courageous was incredible- it took the cast two whole movies to learn how to act. They, like us, had great (GREAT) story lines, but in the first two couldnt pull it off cuz of bad acting.

    we need professionals involved-if not at the forefront- of this thing. I have a few directors in mind that ill share later on Amanda’s site… But we definitely need professional actors and producers.

    however… if those professionals HAPPEN to be fans…
     

    • Amanda

      I think we need professionals too, but I think the main actors need to be unknown, talented actors, because then they will become the characters to the audience, instead of familiar facesthat kind of work. But casting is for a later time, for now I want to focus on screenwriting and creative development.

      • Anonymous

        Unknown actors can still be professionals-

        The Harry Potter series did not just take a couple of kids who liked the books to come portray Harry and co.

        All I was saying is that you cannot take a couple of fans with no extensive knowledge of acting and expect them to properly portray a set of characters as complex as those of Alegaisia

      • bigmike

        But the actors at least have to be able to pass an exam on the series if we want them to really be able to have a connection with it…

  • SammyB

    I’d personally be more keen on a book… that’s just my opinion.

  • Glaedr Elda

    I agree. I was so excited when the Eragon movie was made and when i watched it i was disappointed.
    Not that is was horrible, it was a good movie if you never read the books. My mother loved it but she also never read Eragon. For us fans of the epic book series it was a huge disappointment. I think a remake of the first movie would be amazing. It is impossible to make a second movie following the first but if they redid it, right this time, it would rock!

    • Amanda

      I’m glad you agree with the idea. If you want to help with this fan-made project, please check out the link I’ve been posting and contact me there :]

  • ShadowDragoon

    Amanda-

    I dont know how much help I would be, or if even i could at all, but a new movie cycle certainly needs to be made with this series. the inheritance books are just too damn good to have their movie days ended with an over-hyped, under-executed movie that did absolutely nothing to capture the true essence of the first book.

    Im  not sure how successful a fan-made movie would be, but at the very least we could petition hollywood to spend some REAL money on a new beginning for this series. Think of all the frickin fight scenes in these books alone that would make great movie scenes…

    IF DONE PROPERLY, this movie series could be EVERY BIT as impactful and successful as the Lord of the Rings, or even- yes i said it- Harry Potter. These books are one damn good set of guidelines for what could be an epic movie series. But again, only if done properly…

    I have thought this for a long time… glad someone finally mentioned it. Let’s put some action behind this idea…

    • Anonymous

      …You may well have just made my year.
      I totally agree. But only, and its a big but, only if Christopher was involved and every effort was made to keep the result as true to the books as possible. 

      • ShadowDragoon

        Absolutely. Honestly, the possibilities are endless.

        If done properly, there would have to be more than 4 movies for sure. There are small parts of each book that could be left out without affecting the plot, but only small parts. Each book could easily take up two movies…

        In the Harry Potter series, a couple of the movies (years 4 and 5 especially) were not as good because the producers tried to cram so much into one movie. those could have both easily been split into two.

        With Paolini involved, and some solid financial help in hollywood (which wouldnt be hard to get, IMO), this could be right up there with the best movie series of the century…

        • Anonymous

          It’s definitely worth building on this. A fan-driven movie would be an excellent tribute to the series in my opinion. I think it’s worth trying to establish contact elsewhere with those interested in taking part, apart from anything else the Cycle has a huge fanbase and the support that could be built would make it possible.

        • Amanda

          The problems are funding and rights. I’ve thought about that though. Kickstart.com is great for initial funding, especially if we do this not for profit. As for a studio picking it up and getting the rights, Walden makes these movies all the time, and has a joint venture with Fox called FoxWalden. That could definitely work in our favor in getting the rights from Fox. I need this to get around though, because I need CP to know about it.

          • Amanda

            oops, meant kickstarter.com. Sorry.

    • Amanda

      If you really want to help, right now I need awareness, so that I can get fan support and make CP aware. He does need to be involved. inheritancefanmovie.webs.com is the website I made recently, just to get the point across. If you want to help me, use the contact page there to let me know what and how you want to do things. I need whoever I can get, so please, spread the word :]

    • bigmike

      Ill petition for it.If we can get at least one hundred people, we might actully stand a chance. Anyone second the start of the petition?

      • Anonymous

        I second!

      • Amanda

        I don’t understand why we need a petition when we can make it ourselves. There are petitions for a remake, but who’s to say hollywood will do it right a second time?

        • bigmike

          I meant a shurtugal based petition to get CPs attention and maybe get him involved in the remake. If he does like Tolkin and had an iron grip on the directors jewel, as to say, and says what goes into the movie and what doesnt, then the movie should come out being better then the LotR movies easily. Thats what the petition was for. But Im all for supporting the remake of a potentionally epic movie that will be known in every household. And as for your last sentence, that is why I want to petition to get Cp involved, to keep it as close to the book as possible so it will turn out better

          • Awsome-o

            Actually i feel like the only way the movie would stand a chance is if it leaned toward a more mature take on the series, and be ably to break away from a lot of the flowery awkward dialogue of the books. If C.P. is involved like that with a remake will be another pg take on the series, and for original fans of the series, that just won’t do as many have found ourselves to grow out of his writing style, and merely tolerated it so we could hear the end of the story.

          • bigmike

            It at least has to be pg13 and set for an age group high enough to actully read and comprehend the books in the first place.

          • Rtmordecai

            Hahahaha! Okay, are you talking about Tolkien’s son?  Better than the LOTR movies?  They did in three movies what should have been done in 6, and had a ridiculous budget!  They kept true to the spirit of the books, but did have to leave out a lot, and the movies were still right at the limit of movie length.  That’s not including the huge amount of extra footage that didn’t make it to the films.  The inheritance cycle is almost certainly more text; it’s hard to know for sure as the edition that I have of LOTR is printed bible style.  That’s not considering the facts: Urgals and Dwarves played a much more consistent and more detailed part than the Orks, there is so much more magic in Inheritance than in LOTR it really is funny, there are more battle scenes that last longer and are more detailed, there are an incredibly large number of complex individual settings and scenery, and numerous other considerations.  Are you really thinking about what would have to go into this?  For the Inheritance movies to come close to LOTR they will NEED a huge budget.  Once again, I would love to see these books in movie form, and I think someone taking them to the big screen might be able to take some artistic license and really turn the series into a concise adventure fantasy production, but it’s not going to get there by any of us at the helm.

          • bigmike

            Yes,Tolkin’s son, who shares his last name, had a huge say in what would go into the movies and what didnt. I say split the movie into two parts and work on each as much as needed. And CP found a way to publish Eragon, We will find a way to make a better movie.

  • Anonymous

    I think I am finally over it. I just hope it does not come back to me…. 🙁

  • hoke

    Zach Galafiniakis as king Orik!

  • Melodia

    Met CP today it was AWESOME!!! He’s a really funny guy but by the time he was signing my books I was so nervous and starstruck that I could barely say anything, it was still awesome though! *fist pump* 

    • Amanda

      Aww, I wish I could have gone :[ I had a mandatory obligation.

      • Melodia

        🙁 If you’re the Amanda from below he did mention that there would be news for future movies (or lack thereof) soon but he wasn’t allowed to say anything else. But i’m all for a fanmade movie it would kick butt. 😀

        • Amanda

          Thanks. I know he’s made comments like that recently. Kinda scares me really..I’m afraid of what yet another big company would do with their hands on the rights.

        • Amanda

          Actually, I was really hoping to get to talk to him tonight about it a bit, to see if anything could be managed. A freakin’ fan letter has to go through Random House first, which is ridiculous to think it would go from CA to NY just to go back to Montana.

    • Shur’tugal

      Awesome!…I missed any chance I would have had meeting him cause by the time I finished reading and found this site, anywhere he went that was in my area that I could have gone to I missed…And that SUCKS

  • Amanda

    Um this isn’t really related (Sorry admins), but the support I got before about my wanting to adapt the cycle into movies inspired me. I think we should have a fan-made version of the movies. I want to make a group of 8-10 diverse fans to dissect Eragon into a proper screenplay, and have fans work as creative directors. If we can get CP’s attention, then we can together try getting the attention of studios. I think Walden is our best bet, they make novel movies all the time, and have a joint company with Fox, so acquiring the rights likely wouldn’t be as difficult. The series is so often compared to other series, and it needs to be done well by fans who really know it in order to keep it’s integrity. We can be behind it, we can cast unknown people, heck, we can be the actors of our favorite characters, design the sets, and be involved in every part of it. It’ll take years, as it should to make a proper movie, and it’s a huge project, but I really think we could do it. We’d need some experienced people to help with details, but I’m sure that can come to us with the studio signing. It’s just a screenplay right now, but, in time, it can be so much more. Together as fans, we can make these movies the right way. It’d be a hell of a project to take on in the wake of the end of the Cycle. Anyone interested? I started a site just tonight. I’d love the help and publicity of Shurtugal, but I emailed them the other day and I know I have weeks to wait for a response. In the meantime, what do you think? Are any of you willing to help make these books come to life?

  • Reed Jaren

    I didnt like the last book and i have been a inheritance fan-boy for evverrr it was dissapointing and im not trying to hate… 

  • SammyB

    i love that at school, i have a group of friends who’ve all read the series and loved it as much as i have. Our dicussions get heated very quickly, but we all agree on one thing, there needs to be a new book. Someone below mentioned 9 years? like holy crap, im not gunna wait 9 years, we have to keep pestering the forums about how much we want another book or we have to hunt CP down 😛 So everyone, keep the comments coming! 😀

  • Amanda

    I finished Inheritance a week and a half ago. My boyfriend just finished. He understands now.

    • Enri

      your boyfriend just finished?

  • Anonymous

    When will this interview be out?!
    I’m don’t want to but I will be starting to think that you’re secretly loving to torture us Mike… :I
    Give us at least a guesstimate or something, if only to ease our minds up a bit
    … Please?…
    & with that you’ll one of my favorite persons ever!

  • a fan

    Hey when is the interview with CP gonna be up? I think he said on his twitter that he did the interview on the 20th

  • Anonymous

    the books have been criticized alot that they have plot elements from star wars but thats okay.
    in fact i think this would have been a better ending

    galbatorix- ” Eragon i am your father”
    BOOM (galby blows up)
    eragon-“WTF?”
                    THE END

  • EB

    I think I can speak on behalf of most Inheritance Cycle fans in saying that I was disappointed in the movie Eragon. Obviously, the solution that everyone is coming up with is to remake it. It’s understandable that with the series ending (for now at least), people would like to have the movies to look forward to, much like Harry Potter fans were able to do when that series concluded. On this blog alone, I’ve read countless complaints about the movie, and about all of the problems with it. I could list off all of the problems right now, but if you’ve read the book, and seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about. Based on these problems, I’m all for a remake. So are countless Inheritance fans all over the web. Just now, I googled “eragon remake” and it came up with a bunch of petitions to remake Eragon. People care about this, because they know that Christopher Paolini’s story needs to be told. Remaking this movie, and proceeding to make Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance would be great for the fans and influence others to read the series. I myself never would have read the Harry Potter series if I hadn’t seen the first movie all those years ago. Optimistic though I am, I certainly have my doubts. Has anyone heard of a movie being remade just five years after the original? Now, this isn’t to say that they have to remake it today, but most retakes take time, and it would take an enormous effort for this to happen in the foreseeable future. So, insignificant as I am, I call upon you guys, the fans. Go online, sign these petitions, do what you can. Influence others to read the series so we have more people on our side. On this blog, I’ve read about people being sad that the series is over, and that they don’t want it to end, and that Christopher Paolini needs to write another book. Well, for now, he has done his part. It’s time for us fans to make our contribution to this series. We may fail, but let’s do our best to make this happen. Again, I’m just another nobody, another face in the crowd, another fan, but if enough of us nobodies make our voice heard, we just might have a chance.

    • SammyB

      I thoroughly agree, the movie lacked vital things that i saw as imperative to add. Left a lot of empty gaps if there were to be another movie i.e. Eldest. There must be another movie, one that highlights the genius of CP and ilustrates the start of the series that we all fell in love with.

      • Enri

        The problem is: Of course, all the Inheritance Cycle fanboys are gonna sign a petition, they all want a succesful movie series. But those aren’t enough grounds to make a movie. I regret how “Eragon” (movie) was a failure, and I strongly doubt there is hope for a remake.

    • Eyaah

      im ashamed to admit but I saw the movie and that got me into the cycle. and now I watch it again and think its crap im telling u get a good cast together and solid support staff and this can be a great movie

  • EB

    Just google “eragon remake” and you’ll find them.

  • EB

    Just google Eragon remake and you’ll find them.

  • Chopin’s doppleganger

    In Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia the letter in the back cover reads, “Alagaesia is a wide and wonderous place.” Am I just overanalyzing things or could there be cause for Alagaesia to have expanded eastward? Maybe if the land was changed somehow Eragon could return? It’s pretty out there but still . . . I can’t help but wonder if ‘wide’ is a choice word meaning not what is understood at first glance.

  • GooperChickenFace

    I know a lot of people disagree, but I really really liked that Eragon and Arya didn’t get together. I would have like even just a peck on the cheek. But still I thought the ending was far more realistic. Sometimes even when people like each other It just doesn’t work out.

     I’ve seen several of my friends and have had several experiences myself of two people really like each other, or even just a one sided attraction, but nothing ever happens, it never evolves from there. For various different reasons. Not wanting to ruin the friendship, Knowing that pretty soon you’re never going to see each other again, just not being ready for a relationship, knowing that even though theres an attraction it would never work out. Etc etc. 

    I love that Paolini decided to be different in this regard. Too many stories either kill off the lovers in a tragic love story, or have them get together and live happily ever after. Which is why it was such a relief to see them not do either of these things

    In all I thought he wrapped the ending together very tightly. I would be very hard to write another book, specifically another book with Eragon, and Co. as the main characters. Which to me is the signs of a very good “Pride and Prejudice style ending. (its impossible to write a good sequel to “pride and Prejudice”. Many have tried. All have failed) There are a few loose ends in Inheritance yes. But not enough to make a sequel in anyway good. It’d end up being like a Disney sequel, aka terrible   

    • Shades

      Number 1: It is a fantasy novel, it isn’t supposed to be ‘realistic’. We have dragons, elves and magic etc. Number 2: Most people aren’t upset over the ExA thing, but the fact that the whole book was predictable and loose and filled with too many useless scenes.

    • Amanda

      I really disagree with that last part. Paolini left it so open, a stand alone sequel might not be great, but an entire new cycle of them could be great.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      I too was pleased to see the ending true to the reality of things, however I see the relationship that has formed between Eragon and Arya as the beginningl. I don’t think it was the end, but the beginning . . . seperated or not.

      Now, I’m not seeing Inheritance as THE END of everything. Just the end of the Inheritance  Cycle, which I’ve considered as only a handfull of stories that could be told of Eragon and Co. I trust that Christopher can make some more incredible books in Alagaesia.

      Personally I hope the future books that he may write are set as C.S Lewis wrote the Chronicles of Narnia, stories within stories of things.

    • Anonymous

      i agree with you. i liked the ending but thought it would be much better if arya died

      • Callum

        THAT wouldve been a twist!

        • Zach

          That would be sooo depressing.  To say I wouldve cried(and thats extreme for me) would be sying the least.

          • SammyB

            agreed.

          • Depressed and Disappointed

            Are you serious? Why would you want Arya to die? I was flipping depressed and sobbing as it was that she and Eragon didn’t end up together! That was what I most wanted to happen throughout the whole cycle, I wouldn’t even have cared if they didn’t kill Galbatorix but ended up together and safe somehow.

          • SammyB

            no no you don’t understand, i wanted eragon and arya to be together. I too was nearly in tears. Hopefully this means he will just make another book ASAP where they are together and all the loose ends are tied up aswell as some mysteries of some characters unravelled! 😀

  • Anonymous

    What I have learn from the Inheritance cycle: Do not get attached to books, because the writers often tend to disappoint or are just too friggin slow in their writing.

    • Sureou

      so sad..so true… i was way too much attached to this book… it was not good

      • Zach

        But how could you not become attached to this wonderful series?

    • Sad

      So true, I’ve been really depressed since I finished the book and I couldn’t stop crying when I realised Arya and Eragon didn’t get together. Hopefully Paolini writes another book and they get together down the track, it’s all I can hope for.

  • Pierson Hunter

    What I think CP should do is write book 5 being about how they need eragon for something and arya goes looking for him and he comes back Angela doesn’t have to be right about everything

  • SammyB

    I just hope i don’t have to wait ANOTHER 5 years for another book. Your torturing us all CP!

    • SeniorPatrol

      In the interview from last year CP said perhaps another book 9 years from now. I do not want to wait that long! Bring on Book 5!!

      • Dragonheart101

        i personally think that the next book will be about arya. she is a very likely candidate because she is a rider, queen, and a character that CP put a lot of attention into. think, it could be about her adventures with her dragon and how she regrets not accepting eragon’s love

  • Kevingolden127

    what were Brom’s super important only use if you are in dire need dying words to Eragon?? the first time i read that i thought it would be really important maybe even help him defeat the king but they were never mentioned again. or did i miss something?

    • Kevingolden127

      id also like to add

      didnt galbatorix know everything about the forsworn? i recall something saying that he knew everything about their lives and would help one or the other to sometimes gain advantages over each other at being the favorite or best follower.  so how did murtagh help nasuada without him knowing? esp since galbatorix was in mental contact with her.

      and why did eragon start eating meat again? i thought that he had decided to never again eat living flesh because he had become one with animals during his meditations or something like that.

      also i call major bs on the religious robed people being able to overwhelm eragon and his party in the tunnel.  the party consisted of some of the best magicians and warriors in the series and they were over taken by men? and the reason was because of sheer numbers? thats ridiculous to me esp since it was said that the tunnels were narrow so no matter how many people there were wouldnt they only be able to come a few at a time because of the limited space?

      also galbatorix’s death was lame.  he basically committed suicide.  the way shruikan died was also lame. because of his size theres no way that saphira and thorne couldve held his head down. cp made galbatorix and shruikan way too powerful only to be defeated in a quick manner. if galbaorix defeated all the riders with only thirteen rides on his side fighting against hundreds of dragons and riders plus all the eldunari that the good guys had on their side theres no way that they would have been beaten in the way they were.  and the fact that galbatorix did overthrow the riders knowing now the power that the riders had with all the hundreds of eldunari is stupid.  plus the names of names, name of the ancient language, wouldnt have been as easy to find as just reading it or one of the other riders during the time of peace that was hundreds of years long wouldve found it

      another thing that started to bother me was roran fighting strories. they were basically the same format.  like episodes of a bad tv series.  he always found a way to win and always got hurt along the way and always did it to protect the ones he loved.  it was awesome in eldest when he and the people of caravahall were fighting the razac but towards the end it was just too repetitive.

      and wouldnt eragons true name have changed after everything that he had been working towards since he left carvahall with brom had been completed and now he had a new goal in life and everything would be different for him?

      and nar Garzhvog said a main reason that the urgals wouldnt be able to go to war with the humans would be because eragon would come and kill them with his power. eragon wants to ensure peace after he leaves so he includes them in the blood pact with the dragons so there can be urgal riders. wouldnt this increase the chance of urgal human war in the future now that they would have a rider of their own and that they admitted that their youngs bloodlust wouldnt be satisfied by the games to earn glory? or maybe the dragon would only hatch for an urgal that wouldnt break the peace, idk.

      it also seemed that special important rare things became common which just made the credibility of the fantasy of the series die. such as more dragon eggs, more eldunari, more razac eggs, the eldunari going from the greatest secret of the riders to being told to non riders of all races, the amount of rider swords, the ancient language being one of the greatest mysteries to being known by a handful of people, the size and strength of the dragons outdone by a sea creature.  all these great things lost their significance for me once it was revealed that they werent as rare as cp built them up to be. the book had many contradictions to earlier statements from the previous books and was also very anti climatic at the end.

      wow i did not think i had that many things to complain about since i originally just wanted to know if i had accidentally missed something about broms dying words to eragon.

      • Zach

        I agree mostly.

        but for 2 he said in brisingr that he would eat both.

        3 the people felt no pain and they had someone protecting them from spells and they were converging from the eight sides of the center of the tunnel im pretty sure and they had surprise.  Even if eragons group were exemplary fighters, everyone has their limits.

          about the urgal riders, im confused to. 

         i hated the fact about the more dragon eggs and eldunari, to me it made saphira feel unimportant.  She was supposed to be the mother of all the dragons, the one who saved their race.  well that flew out the window.

         however, i wish the razaac actually hatched and grew back.  they were great enemies and it would have added an unpredictable twist if they came back. but to have none even fully hatch before they were re exterminated seemed pointless.

    • Zach

      To be useed in dire need, maybe when he was “tortured” (more like hung) in the dungeon and about to be killed? hmmmm, no? well ok.  How about any of his past battles with murtagh? maybe the battle against vraug? neither of those. Numerous more times showed up but there were no words…

      mayb cp couldnt think of what words to put and he hoped we would forget them. mayb he forgot them. but it didnt seem fair. that was the one thing that i wanted to no in “book 4”

  • Chopin’s doppleganger

    MIke McCauley and Chris have totally defined my emotions towards Nasuada in the podcasts.

    Something I could add on that personally is I find it hard to understand the contradictions between Nasuada’s actions and her personal thoughts. ( Hopefully you can understand me. I’m terrible at getting my thoughts into words)

  • Noah

    So as a fellow author of novels I had many problems with the book when I finished:
    1. We never learn the true nature behing Angela and who she is! Especially after she whispered her name in the high preist’s ear! What the heck!!! Why tease us and not really give us an answer!
    2. The Vault of Souls was too predictable! Everyone knew that he was gonna find eggs and hearts of hearts in there and I was really hoping that he would put a twist on that and he never did. Way to predictable after waiting 4 years for the book.
    3. We never learn what the Menoa tree takes from Eragon. He returns but we never get an answer. It seems kind of important but apparently not…
    4. The ending made many parts of the entire story pointless. The relationship between Eragon and Arya was one of the most intriging parts of the series and in the end it was never resolved as Arya finally said she was willing to enter into a relationship with him in time but it never happened! Eragon deciedes he wants to leave so they will never see each other again.
    5. The reason that he has to leave Alegasia is not legit. He has a tone of power now that he knows the true name of the Ancient Language so he should be able to either repare Vroengard or create a way to protect them. Somehow the riders of Old were able to do it and they didnt even have the true name!
    6. The final problem with the book was the Geeen Dragon and Rider. After reading through the series multiple times and seeing the cover of Inheritance, it seemed as if the mystery rider was going to be a large part of the book. I kept reading every chapter waiting for what was gonna happen and we did not even have mention of it until the last 100 pages of the book! Also I love Arya and was all for her being the dragon rider but at the same time I was kind of hopind the CP would put a twist in the book and not go with the obvious choice. Once again however he did what was predictable.
      Overall i thought thaat Inheritance was a great book. It did at times seem rushed but at the same time there was constant action and not all the polotics of the previous installments. I still do not understand however why it took him 4 years to write when he could have easily done it in 1 especially considering the fact that when Brisingr came out he already had part of the book written. I love this series as I have grown up reading them but the ending left a sower taste in my mouth. Do I want him to write another book? Honestely I think he messed everything up and should just leave it as it is. I definately would not be against him writing a prequal about Brom but he should definetaly not write a book five unless it is about Arya trying to find Eragon a reunite with him.

    • Jamie

      Good points Noah.

      Another contradiction came to mind after reading your points was that Arya and her dragon apparently required zero training on what it means to be dragon and rider. Oromis mentioned in Eldest that even though the elves were excellent at magic, an elf rider still required magical education. A better scenario would have had her and her dragon under Eragon and Safferia’s tutelage and allow Eragon and Arya’s possible romance a chance to bloom.

      • Jamie

        Also:

        I disagree with Arya accepting the title of queen. CP made numerous references to a rider not being a good choice as a ruler, and emphasis upon the riders remaining impartial. It just didn’t seem something a a rider would choose, or so we were led to believe for the first 3 books.

    • Jacob Mackinnon

      I also agree with you on every point, I remember the night I finished the book, I couldn’t sleep because< I kept thinking WHAT THE HELL!!!!! I was disappionted

    • Depressed

      I know, I was just like: “Bloody well fix Vroengard you idiot, you know the name of the ancient language! Then you won’t have to pointlessly go away and leave Arya!” Also, reading that bit where Arya and Eragon pretty much get high I was like WTF? Out of character for Arya I thought. I hope so badly that there is another book and they get together in it later. Pleeeasssee Christopher Paolini, I’m so depressed.

  • Panda52581

    sorry no spell check

    CARPE NOCTEM!!!

  • Amanda

    I NEED THAT INTERVIEW! I just read that Mike said E&A is addressed. Ahhhhhh. And while we wait this week, some of you need to revisit the last five minutes of this one: http://shurtugal.com/2010/12/17/interview-with-christopher-paolini-and-mike-macauley/
    CP warns, a whole year beforehand, that he intentionally left loose threads, so that he could revisit and write about events after or “sideways” to Inheritance with characters we were somewhat familiar with.

    • Madeline L

      what interview?

      • Amanda

        The interview that’s supposed to come out “after Thanksgiving weekend” sometime. It’s mentioned in the Thanksgiving giveaway thread. Mike sat down with CP to talk Inheritance.

    • SeniorPatrol

      What portion of the podcast??

      • Amanda

        The last five minutes? I said that right? Yup, right there. The rest is about the Almanac, it’s not until the end that they more than mention Inheritance, and it’s still not much, but he does mention the loose ends.

    • SammyB

      i hope your not trolling.

      • Amanda

        …just read the post about the Thanksgiving giveaway, it mentions an interview. In the comments, Mike said E&A is addressed, and on twitter CP said they talked about a lot of spoilerific things. I don’t troll.

  • SammyB

    I just can’t stop thinking about the book, it’s having a profound affect on me, such is the brilliance of CP but i still want another book, especially the ending of Inheritance, it was… uncalled for to say the least. The ending of Inheritance wouldn’t matter as much to me if there was another book clarifyed everything.It just seems so wrong to end it all here. So many questions. Why CP?! WHYYYYYYYY, where, who, when? I am so upset 🙁

  • Guest

    I really disliked the logic behind Eragon having to leave Alagaesia to train the new Riders.  He could have easily cleaned up Vroengard and as far as we know Beirland could have worked as well.  I don’t buy the idea that nowhere in Alagaesia could have worked and it seemed like CP forced this poor reasoning.  Eragon seemed too willing to abandon everyone he cared about.

    Overall, I enjoyed the book, but the ending left a bad taste in my mouth mostly because the decision to leave was unnecessary and illogical.  (If you are so powerful… clean Vroengard).

    Arya’s decision to become Queen was also a little suspect.

  • blackether

    So,

    If CP writes another book, will you buy it?Does Inheritance make you want another book to finish the story?Or does it make you angry enough to remember not to buy the next book in 3-5 years when the next one rolls around?We are all pretty well invested in CP and his universe, and I think he knows that. Therefore, I think he decided to go with the predictable, infuriating ending to the series that he did. Everything could have ended up perfect . . . but where would the story be then.Inheritance is the platform for stories to come. How long have fans been waiting for a theatrical epilogue to Star Wars? And will they ever get it?On the other hand, how many books have been written in the interim, and how much has that universe exploded beyond George Lucas’ wildest dreams?CP is still very young, and there is a very good chance that people will get the chance to read about Alagaesia again. Whether or not that story is about the characters we have met is still in question, but I think crossover MUST exist for the story approach similar success.To those that want a remake of the movie: just wait long enough. The kids that grew up reading this series are in their teens and twenties. It will take some time before they become successful producers and directors and have enough personal interest in a project to convince other important producers and directors that it needs to be done.I, for one, am patiently waiting for the next Cycle to begin, and for CP to realize that he can now begin to expand that universe he created in new and exciting ways. I hope you are too.

    • Eragon and Arya

      Only two things:

      1. Star Wars had a “happily ever after” ending and fans liked it because it was original, not un-ended.

      2. Books rarely approach as much success as movies. I don’t think Christopher Paolini is a blood-sucking jerk who left the book with a (somewhat) rushed and (definately) infuriating Ending (Specifically Eragon and Arya), just to make more money. I don’t think he is that kind of person, and I refuse to believe that because I love all his books so much… Except the last 100 pages of Inheritance.

      • Reed Jaren

        i dont think he could finish it well so he did it badd

    • Amanda

      I’m one of those kids in their teens intending on adapting the cycle into movies :]

    • Anonymous

      I’m barely 20 but even if the book takes 3,5,10 years to come out… I’ll still be at the bookstore sometime when it comes out. However, if the main character is still Eragon & we finally get some more Eragon-Arya moments, If need be I will be at the nearest midnight premiere anxiously awaiting what’s to come. You can count on that.
       I’ll be that random adult between the new generation of Inheritance Cycle fanatics.

    • Zach

      Of Course!!!!

      I would love to read another book.  I loved them all

    • Reed Jaren

      but star wars ended good… 
      it killed my childhood because i grew up on these books! ( im 15 now and started as 3rd grader) i was soooooo dissapointed. I really thinks he should give up and redeem himself with another trilogy. but patch the last one up too 

  • Eragon and Arya

    Is it just me, or is everyone finding themselves unable to do anything without being distracted by thoughts of this book every 20 minutes?

    I’ve read the ending every night since I finnished just to see if I read something wrong… and I havn’t…. which makes me sad.

    • Amanda

      I’m having that same problem, except for reading. I’ve found myself wanting to reread favorite parts, (“I see you”), but I won’t let myself. I played a great song for the series and had a symbolic placing of it on the shelf when I finished it, and I’ve only picked it up once since to check a fact. I’m too obsessed and torn without rereading the pain..

      • bigmike

        The only part I truely liked at the end was where Mike M was mentioned. I guess Shurtugal petitions do have an affect on CP.lol (im refering to the “get mike mentioned at the end of Inheritance” petition a few months back.)

    • Madeline L

      I talk to myself about it every time I am driving in my car alone. Every time I think I’ve finally gotten over it, a new wave of depression comes over me. I’ll be doing homework or listening to music when I just stop and say “Why? Why did it have to end that way?” I find myself thinking about it probably way more than I should. I’ve reread some of my favorite parts as well, and I think I am going to reread the whole book after school is out. Maybe that will help me got over it. (Not likely)

      • Panda52581

        I know exactly how you feel. Even if CP wanted them to part now for future reasons…only holding hands, pahlease! Even Saphira and Firnen took advantage…CARPE DIEM!! CAPRE NOCTEM!!!

      • Chopin’s doppleganger

        Same thing here. I keep reading the part where they revisit Brom’s tomb and the end and each time it leaves me sobbing. However the depression of it all, I think the ending fits. Though I can imagine other ways then leaving, it just . . I don’t know, it feels like it was meant to be, but I don’t consider it the ending. Only another chapter . . which I very badly want to read!!

      • Anonymous

        I feel your pain. I feel the same way about the book, I just keep on fantasizing a happy ending.

    • Anonymous

      Haha like minds think alike 🙂
      Yes It’s like no matter what, the book keeps coming back… Specially Eragon & Arya.

    • Bigboss8204

      I wish I could reread the book…Honestly, every time I think of Inheritance, my love of the book is drowned out by my sadness at the ending :[ It really does hurt too much to think about Inheritance at all 

  • Simon-Annoyed-Fan

    This book just reminds me of “The Final Destination” and then they brought Final Destination 5. 

  • Jman4408

    I just cant believe that it took 3 YEARS for him to write inheritance, and yet it seemed so rushed. Like he wrote it in 4 months, instead of 3 YEARS.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Many are saying it was rushed and it really didn’t feel that way to me. Would you care to elaborate on your point of view there?

    • Sons1and2

      in most of that book, pace is right. but for ending part of that book, pace is too quick, it need slow down and give more details.

  • bigmike

    Spike Milligan
    “My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.”My random quote of the day couldnt be more true. Anyone else qualify as a loony tune, besides Angela?lol 

  • Sranjan 2007

    I didn’t particularly liked the fourth book. It only served the purpose of finishing off what had once started. The book lacked the detailing of other books and felt rushed all the time and several things that should have been written more elaborately where finished in lines, not the style of the previous three books. Many a times it felt that he was just tying the loose end like when we saw the two persons eragon had blessed save roran or when eragon talked with the menoa tree and many other places. CP tried to fit everything in one book and lost his writing style still when I finished reading Inheritance I felt the same way as eragon, what now? I was waiting for inheritance but didn’t think what i would do when I was finished reading.
    Also I felt that the book missed out momentous things like spirits playing some role and Tenga entering the show for they were made out very powerful and a possible answer to galbatorix’s power. Islanzadi deserved a more glorious death and not one which ended in two paragraphs without describing her majesty and grandeur.
    One thing though, while glaedr and others were not able to remember the word rock of kuthian or vault of souls for more than few moments I remember oromis thinking about it but searching it in his scrolls..

    • jman4408

      All so true.

    • Rtmordecai

      Wow, okay so there’s another one.  CP has admitted other mistakes, like that Orimis/Glaedr one, from the previous books.  It’s so sad that after all that time and supposed effort he put into the books that a point so central to this mystery, which had been so central to the series since the first book, was as riddled with the same in-continuity that the series was.

  • SammyB

    i was in tears literally at the ending, such an amazing series almost ALMOST ruined by the ending, it was amazing all of it but still if there isn’t a book 5 ill be devistated, i feel empty, seriously.

    • bigmike

      Like at the end of the Percy Jackson series, another series involving a number of the same characters came out. I hope CP does something similar. Like he said, he has put so much into making his world for him to just leave it as is. It would just be…… wrong. 

  • JoeyH.

    Where’s anything about Angela? Who is she? Where are the promised chapters told from her point of view? Who are the two strangers that appeared in Brisingr when Angela told their fortunes and reappeared in Inheritance, saving Roran’s life? These things bother me, not to mention the completely inept ending to the series. What’s with Orrin being a power-hungry drunkard? He used to be such a nice, slightly nerdy, slightly scatterbrained guy, but now he’s attacking Roran and challenging Nasuada. 

  • Anonymous

    Like if you want Brom back from the dead!

  • I’m ready for a podcast…

    • Yesh =)

    • Ashley A

      Yes please! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you thought of the Nasuada parts and her becoming queen! Lol! 🙂

    • Ashley A

      Yes please! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you thought of the Nasuada parts and her becoming queen! Lol! 🙂

    • Zach

      I could use some more thoughts on the book. Every part of it

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Yes!! I’m listening to the previous ones right now . . . and your comments are the best. (Just don’t tell Mike that!! 🙂

  • Haqq17

    In my opinion, the series ought to have ended with Arya going with Eragon. What’s up with her sudden desire to be queen? I thin Paolini only threw that in to keep the two together >:( Did anyone notice though how Orrin was acting. In the last few hundred pages, he was a real jerk. And when the book ended, Orrin was still angry. I feel like Paolini is going to write more books where Orrin is evil, though I don’t see how much threat he could cause, considering Arya is more powerful than him….Who knows? Paolini isn’t the best at ending a story and keeping his fans satisfied. I also hated how unimportant Arya’s dragon was. I can’t even remember his name…I mean, the last fifty pages? Seriously? I thought the dragon would have significance!

    • Ashley A

      I must concur that I did feel that Firnen (the green dragon) should have had a larger role. I was happy that he hatched for Arya, but sad that he didn’t fight against Galbatorix and develop more as a character.

      • Haqq17

        Yeah that’s what I meant. Firnen should have had a bigger role in the whole war, I feel he was so unimportant…

        • Zach

          it feels like he doesnt even deserve to be called firnen yet.  To me he is still greenie…

          At least until he gains a semi important role.

          • SeniorPatrol

            Instead of greenie, how ’bout “fast man”. Seriously, dragon likes other dragon = 
            Well we all know what happens anyways…

  • Chopin’s doppleganger

    I’m just now listening to the podcasts and what are your guys’ opinions on the tingly gedwey ignasia? I haven’t thought about it that much.
    I’ve always thought it was ( through magic) a simple link to his and Saphiria’s shared subscious or something, and so if it tingled something with an influence on them would happen . . . or . . I’m not sure . . .  it’s a very hard subject to put into words!!

  • Anonymous

    I hated that CP didn’t really say much more in regards Eragon’s “I… See… You” scene with Arya. Come on seriously it was one of the best Eragon-Arya moments in the entire series. After Eragon said that he felt that it really wasn’t Glaedr who was testing him but rather Arya who he felt wanted something from him it reminded me of Saphira testing Fírnen to see if they were compatible. I’ve got to keep my hopes up for a new book after that quickly (but nonetheless there) vanishing “bright spark appeared in Arya’s eyes”.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Loved that scene. I find Angela’s wording, “an epic romance that outlast’s empires”  was more than intentional on Christopher’s part. When Inheritance ended it felt like the beginning.

      • Anonymous

        I honestly think the same. I wrote about that a couple days ago. You can’t really count Eragons’ feelings or the emotions that Arya has just begun to show as a full blooming Epic Romance, I feel that that “Epic Romance” has only yet begun.

        • Chopin’s doppleganger

          Exactly. I’m not sure about you but I’ve sensed bit from Arya since the end of Brisinger when she cries on his sholder.

          • Anonymous

            Yes even before then, I think it’s been since the beginning of Brisingr. She’s slowly been opening up to him. It would be very pointless to start developing those feelings if CP chooses to definitively end the story there. That, or a really cruel joke on his behalf

      • guest

        doesn’t it say “strong enough to outlast empires”? that doesn’t really mean that its going to although i hope it does
         

      • Amanda

        I hope you’re right. I thought “epic romance that outlasts empires” was supposed to have been fulfilled. I mean, it wasn’t much of a joint romance, but it lasted through the changing of the empire, as well as the deaths of the leaders of the dwarves and elves, and Angela said that whether it ended up happily or not was unclear. Isn’t that kind of exactly what happened? Don’t get me wrong, I love them and only want more. I’m just afraid he thinks he’s fulfilled his commitment to them..

    • AeroEyadu

      This scene was probably the best written in the entire book. The only thing I had a problem with is it seemed completely removed from the book itself, like it was a different entity. I think he could have had that scene already written and found a place to stick it. It would explain why most of the interactions with the characters were not explained. I think though, that part of Arya and Eragon is the mystery, if he were to explain all of it, we would lose a great deal of interest. I like having them not explained. After all, true love is never fully understood by either party involved. 🙂

  • SeniorPatrol

    If Angela always pops up into places where there’s action, why did she stay in Teirm for like 20 years before she cast Eragon’s future??

    • Amanda

      Things were boring, where else would she go? She probably knew she needed to be there at that time, and before that had nowhere more interesting to go.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe there wasn’t much action worth her while

  • Madeline L

    So maybe CP has always been planning on writing a fifth book with the same characters, but he wanted to see how we would react to this ending. If we really cared enough. Now that he knows we DO, he will write the fifth book. I know this is a major shot in the dark, but I REFUSE to let myself believe that this is truly the end for Eragon

  • hoke

    Me and CP are hiking up into the mountains next spring, and we won’t come down until we have a book 5

    • Hater’Hollerin’

      Looks like we’ll be seeing you after another decade then.

  • Shadeslayer

    Another thing I didnt like about the book is that it didn’t say one single thing about the elf children.

    • Stoke

      y does that matter

      • Zach

        It was said in an interveiw im pretty sure that they would play a larger role.  And the children might have been the mystery woman’s companions.  Just a theory

  • Andrew Duff

    When i finished reading the Harry Potter series, which i adored just as much as i have the Inheritance Cycle, i did NOT find myself thinking, “Wow what an amazing series! But there really needs to be an 8th book, because this doesn’t feel right.” This is what made Rowling such an impressive author. I was sad for the end of the books, but i didn’t have a sense of non-closure like i have received from the Inheritance Cycle. That being said, the first four books have been amazing. I just really don’t see how this can be the end. It is completely unanimous on this forum that there needs to be a 5th book. Either CP is messing with his fans, saying he wont write another one, or he actually is as incompetent at wrapping up a series as it seems. The cycle deserved a better ending and more closure. I don’t think he needs to tie up all the loose ends, such as the people that saved Roran at Uru’Baen, but a few can’t be left alone, else they will completely unravel the fabric of the cycle that Paolini has worked so hard on for so long. Im not suggesting there needs to be another 800 pages, that would be as boring as some of the slower parts of Inheritance. But at LEAST some kind of epilogue. thoughts?

    • Eragon and Arya

      Yes. Like 200 pages of epilogue would PERFECT. And After a day of digesting the book, the end wasn’t terrible, but I still hate it.

    • Arya+Eragon=<3

      i definitly agree but i would prefer a book over an epilogue

    • IDK

      I was disapointed with the ending to but i feel like CP it would be better if CP moved on from Eragon but stayed in Alagesia like he said in the afterword and just help fill those ties with other new characters and adventures rather then have a 200 page epilogue of eragon just walking around and figuring out all these loose ends

      • Anonymous

        Why should the epilogue be that short when we can have the epilogue be like the introduction of a completely new series still through eragon’s pov. That right there, would even better.

        • Bigboss8204

          ooooo yeah, that would be amazing! 😀

          At least we all agree, PLEASE CP, MAKE A BOOK 5

          • Brendon_qose

            preferable with Eragon POV? 😀

    • Amanda

      That is exactly how I felt at the end of it. He can write about whoever he wants with his rumored fifth book, but an epilogue of some sort is needed to feel closure, like JKR gave us.

    • Ashley A

      As far as an epilogue, didn’t CP say in his Comic Con interview with Mike that he did or may write an epilogue that could be included in a special edition of Inheritance. So, we may still get that closure everyone seems to be looking for. 🙂

  • Guest

    For everyone who wants to see CP write about the loose ends:

    Saphira lands on the boat with Eragon, the eldurani and eggs.  Few minutes later that giant water creature jumps out of the water and eats them all. No more worries about the future riders…. THE END

    Back to reality, when Eragon and saphira fly to Murtagh and Thorn after killing Galbatorix. Gleadr warns M&T about 2 or 3 things to stay away from and they will live happy lives.  One of those things was something about staying away from an Urgal King(i think). So maybe The urgal King kills Thorn, So Murtagh stills an egg either Eragon’s new training place or from the few eggs that are with the ppl of Alageasia and becomes the new GALBOTORIX…

    • Zach

      Glaedrs comment did leave an opening for a antagonist in a new book

      • Madeline L

        I don’t think CP would make Murtagh and Thorn FINALLY come around to the light again, only to have them turn bad again

  • Paulio6

    did anyone think that Gladr’s comments regarding spells that alter memory

    “I hate spells that intefere with one’s memory.  they’re the worst form of magic, always leading to chaos and confusion.  Half the time they seem to end with family members killing one another without realizing it.” 

     may have meant that one of the Forsworn was a relative of his?? the banishing of the names is the only other “memory” loss spell we have seen in the series…

    • Anonymous

      I think thats too big of a leap. But, it may be a good idea. I mean, it could also simply be something that he has seen from experience??

    • Zach

      Cool thought but i doubt it.  Would be interesting when CP makes a book five to end the series for real.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone tries to be Tolkien. Paolini was not different, you see when Frodo left, it was the only true option available and the truth is, Frodo was not attached to anything in the realm that he left, he had no love. His story was over, and it was truly over. But Eragon is only a child, a mere hatching of a dragon rider, there is so much of him left.

    Tolkien, made Frodo leave and that was heart-breaking but it was just. There really was no other option, and there was nothing holding him back. There is a fine line between what is right and what is just plain injustice. Its a very fine line.

    Paolini still has not matured enough to actually write a conclusion to this story that could reside in the grey area. Unless this is the last book, the series has failed simply because of the last 20 pages of one of its books.

    • Shadeslayer

      Ikr. When I read the ending I kept thinking about LOTR.

    • Zach

      I agree but not tro the last paragraph.  Just because he messed up the ending, not even the ending but th epilogue, doesnt mean that the whole series failed.  The series is still mine and many other fans favorite series ever.  The successes of the books clearly outweigh the under par ending.

      • Anonymous

        What I mean by failure is the slight deviation from perfection. The Inheritance series is outstanding to say the least, but without a proper ending, it just feels like a Tolkien-wannabe. Thats all, all the previous books are amazingly written and I have to say that it would take a long time for anyone to write something this complex and this good. But, the ending was so bad, that it simply pulled the series down by a great deal.

    • hoke

      Frodo left behind Sam haha

  • Mac_93

    Of all the books Ive read I have noticed that forcing a situation in a book is never good, it ruins everything you’ve built in the series or in the book if you force something to happen, Eragon’s leaving was forced (obviously) and that has left me very dissapointed with CP.  The books were wonderful however and the final book was AMAZING.

  • Amanda

    I know she’s not the manliest of singers (ha), and many of you probably don’t like her, but you all need to listen to “Long Live” by Taylor Swift. That song is so incredibly perfect for the Inheritance Cycle. It actually helped with my lack of closure..every time I listen to it I imagine all of the moments from the book which so perfectly go with the lyrics :]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cZRmyR3r0k

  • bigmike

    the end of Moon Eater had me laughing so hard I couldnt stop for ten minutes and then I was hoarse the rest of the day….. the best part? I was in the midde of class and everybody was looking at me like Im crazy, which only made it funnier.lolz

  • Madeline L

    So did anyone elses heart skip more than one beat when Eragon started to talk about bringing Brom back???? To me that was almost as cruel, if not crueler than splitting up Eragon and Arya. Maybe that is just because I have hoped and let myself believe since the moment Brom died that he would come back to life. So to have them start talking about it, and then tearing that hope away again, was brutal, lol. Though I can’t say I am ANGRY because once you start bringing back people from the dead then it gets kind of crazy and it is not as sad when people die and then it would add a bunch of other complications. So I understand why CP didn’t bring him back to life, but I would have been SOOOOOO happy if he did. RIP Brom!!!!!!!!!

    • Zach

      If you remember, the dragons never said it couldnt be done, they said it shouldnt be done.  Maybe in a book five or something there will be a need for brom and he could be brought back. that would be awsome

    • Callum

      I said that awhile ago, remember though when Eragon was first learning about magic Brom said broken bones, cut and bruises were fine but dont ever try to bring back the dead, itll kill you, no one can do it.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      I stated balling when they revisited Broms tomb, I had already thought about how maybe he could still heal him since he’s preserved in the diamond, and I had so much hope for that to happen . . . I loved Brom. Maybe on the future eh? I sure do hope!!

      Side note*

      Did anyone else pay close attention to the smoke rings Brom would blow?

      • Madeline L

        I started crying my eyes out too. It was just too cruel to dangle the possibility of Brom coming back to life right in front of our faces and then ripping it away just as quickly. ugh.

  • 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 end 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.

    • Zach

      I think that if he didn’t leave so many clues to the name of all names it would have been a wonderful twist buuuuuutt he made it to easy to guess with all the clues that i dont have the time or urge to go into

      • Jtheilan

        What are you talking about. If you think you know it, share your theory!!!

    • Bigboss8204

      The hooded figures were Eragon, Arya, Blodhgram and his spellcasters, with Firnen and Saphira circling above. Though i never guessed that Arya would leave :[ Completely agree with everything you said, love the series, hope the next book will have them together!

    • Nathanjc23

      okay. i agree with you for the most part. however you have too remember that the great love of Eragon’s has been going on between Eragon and arya since the late 2nd book.
      one thing that i can’t seem to find in the book (and i’ve read it 3 times) is any mention of the seven words that Brom tells Eragon on his death bed. CP had in an interview suggested that those words would be back in the forth book

  • Zach

    I cant wait for the interveiw!!! We need to hear CP’s explanation on the book and the loose ends and most importantly…

    Whats Next?!?!?!

    • Luckyjay17

      Wait… What interview?!?!

      • Zach

        the one thats talked about at the end of “A Thanksgiving Giveaway” on the main menu

  • Zach

    I cant wait for the interveiw!!! We need to hear CP’s explanation on the book and the loose ends and most importantly…

    Whats Next?!?!?!

  • Ashley A

    WAHOOOOOO! I JUST FINISHED TODAY! Now I have to read all these comments, lol! I LOVED IT! The Murtagh/Nasuada parts were my favorite portions! 🙂

    • Ashley A

      Jeez! What negativity everyone is expressing! Let’s be optimists here and look at your favorite portions of the book, not your least favorite parts. Christopher isn’t going to change the ending/re-write the book and he said the series ends with Inheritance. So, let’s be positive and thank CP for all his hard work on this amazing book and cycle. You can’t like everything in a book. If you did, it would be quite boring.

      Way to go, CP! I really enjoyed the series! 🙂

      • Weirdo

        how would it make a book boring if you liked it

        • Ashley A

          Okay, so maybe I used the wrong phrasing. Let me try again… I feel that for at least some parts of a book, we like them because what we hoped would happen does. Of course we like other portions of the same book because an unexpected event happens. For the most part, I feel that people like a book because what they hope for happens. If everything we hoped for occurs in a book, then it would be kind of boring because in a way you already knew what would happen. Sorry, it’s not the most sound argument/POV, but those are my two cents. Lol! 🙂

  • Disappointed

    I can;t wait until critics come out with their reviews for this crap. Atleast then all the people who loved this book won’t be able to say that the only reason we don’t like it is because Arya and Eragon don’t get together

  • BOOK 5!!!!!

    i always  thought that they would change the name of alagaisia so when he came back it it would be a totaly  new name

    • hoke

      tatooine

  • Eragon and Arya

    Personally, I’d be fine with just a mention that Arya and Eragon reconvened in a later book from a different series.

    (For example, If there were to be a 5th book but with different characters, it would be nice to have something like some character mentioning that his grandfather was the son of Eragon and Arya, after some coup between the elves… hypothetically.)

    • Luckyjay17

      I would like to hear that they got together, but i”d prefer that it came from them. You’ve got to agree that it’d be better to hear it from them than from somebody else, after all these years of built up tension, it’s the least us fans deserve.

      • Eragon and Arya

        True, but he kind-of said that wouldn’t happen… As much as it makes me want to spend the next week crying in a corner.

        As so many other people have said, a 5th book would be the best thing.

        • Luckyjay17

          Where has he said it wouldn’t happen? I saw a youtube interview that says he would like to write a stand alone book about the events that took place after inheritance but he never specifically said that it wouldn’t be from Eragon’s pov.

          • Eragon and Arya

            Really? I never saw that interview (I’m new to the forums here). I was going off the fact that he said “say goodbye” to all the main characters… But if what your saying is true then I would embrace that new book as if it were a baby child!

          • Luckyjay17

            Yeah I’m also new to the forum… If you count 1 week new anyway… But let me find you the video & i’ll reply asap.

          • Luckyjay17

            So I found it.

            It’s the first question asked.

          • Eragon and Arya

            That one from My Impressions was me (Eragon and Arya). For some reason after I posted a different comment it wouldn’t let me change the name back

          • Bigboss8204

            He still never says that he won’t write a book from Eragon’s POV ever again 😛 There’s still hope! And I agree with Luckyjay. Too much tension has been built for us to just hear a mere mention of Eragon and Arya coming together. Its a bit unfair after seeing that relationship go so far for so long

          • Luckyjay17

            I’m glad you agree with me. I mean seriously it wouldn’t be fair to us but neither would it be fair to the actual characters. We need, I need to be able to feel as they feel. Only then will this series ever really feel like its actually over.

      • Swell6

        well even if the next book takes place three hundred years after inheritance both of them are immortal they could still be alive 

    • Amanda

      I’d love that too, but I read that half-elf children were sterile, sooo that exact thing couldn’t happen. Just sayin’ 🙂

  • M3llitus

    The Inheritance cycle has ended. Peace in Alagaesia.
    Aaaaaaaaaand CP begins the new cycle!!

    THAT WOULD BE EPIC!
    You know, like, the first cycle – The Inheritance cycle, and the second could be… for example… The Resurrection Cycle.
    Like holy cr..p!

    • Luckyjay17

      Amazingness! 🙂 Come on we need a new beginning, it can’t be over yet

    • Dukelord

      or the legacy cycle 

  • Emmadonebored

    UGH! MY GOD! I betcha she shut him up from saying I love you! TT.TT … dammit….

    so um.. yeah, is book 5 coming out again? 

  • Disappointed

    You gotta love how wikipedia is keeping the reactions part up on the inheritance page haha

  • Jordanrogers

    not enough people died in inheritance i mean not enough good guys died.  I think that murtagh should of died by gallbatrix when eragon did the remorse spell galby should of stuck him because he felt murtaghs pain and wanted to end it.  i wanted him to die because his ending was the worst he just goes and lives alone with thorn.  that sucks and i had a love hate relationship with him since eragon because he is such a dick to eragon because eragons life was better thats not his fault.  but i ended up understanding murtagh better at the end for what he did.

  • Madeline L

    So if I were CP I would be hiding away until people calm down about the ending, because it wouldn’t surprise me if some crazy fan ended up kidnapping him like the girl in Misery and keeping him hostage until he wrote a fifth book

  • Swell6

    it seems to me he got tired of writing the book and rushed to finish it i would have rather waited another two years than to have so many loose ends. 

  • Marshrenegade

    I think I would have been waaayyyy unhappier with how Eragon and Arya ended up, if it weren’t for the fact that we stressed literary analysis…. LOVE IT!! 

    … but i still hate the ending…. TT.TT

  • EraGONE

    Did anybody else have “Moves Like Jagger” playing in their heads once they read the ending?  Or was that just my way of coping with my depression?

  • AeroEyadu

    I’d like to say that I have followed the Inheritance Novels since the first Random House release of Eragon. I adored the first two books, the passion and writing style, as well as, the mystery and depth within this world was like submersing myself in a long forgotten history of this world, instead of a different land. The books were so easy to relate too and extremely reasonable in the character developments. 

    Brisingr was a huge surprise and when I initially heard the news that he was extending the books I became hopeful that the books would expand into a continuing world that would be with me for a very long time. Brisingr although it felt a little slow at times was by far the best idea for the series. This is where Christopher SHOULD have tied all his loose ends and left way for the next book to be as epic as possible. 

    If Christopher had spent less time writing the redundant plot line of roaming through the Empire in Alagaesia, there would have been ample time to work through, in more detail, the plot points in book four. There are four areas that I had extreme problems with Book 4. 

    1. Vroengard
    The last testament to the rider, a great effort to gain access, and the place is literally covered in less than 100 pages?! This is where Eragon should have gained more knowledge about the past, there should have been a more grand explanation of the riders as a whole. When Eragon looks through Glaedr’s mind, they could have at least shown a back history of maybe the War, or a scene with the riders. Not just a glimpse, an incomplete and nondescript glimpse at that. 

    2. Murtagh
    Okay this is by far the most infuriating situation of them all. There is a scene in the book where literally all that is happening is a stand still between the Varden and Thorn. It goes on for at least 30 pages in the book. This is the LAST book… Could you have thought of something else to fit in those pages instead of boredom?

    3. Galbatorix
    With all the character development, all the trials, all the dialogue with all the other books. Nothing is more disappointing then Galbatorix. Yes, I like the character as a villain. But you would think that the last of the greatest riders and most powerful and insane would have done something a little more interesting then a few hidden traps, intimidation and suicide. 

    4. Arya&Eragon
    …..Enough Said.

    Basically the last book was predictable and if it was not predictable it was extremely disappointing. 

    This is not coming from a cynical person. I am a loyal fan of The Inheritance Cycle and always will be. As far as I am concerned, The Cycle is never completed as long as Christopher holds that Book 4 is the last book. My copy went in the trash. Inheritance was an insult to the fans, and an insult to Christopher’s talent. Also its really sad that it took an author this long to write a book and its complete and utter crap. Lets just say that the book is so unremarkable that even waiting for so long for even a title, I dont even think of this book with its title “Inheritance” in my mind its still “Book 4”. 

    • Luckyjay17

      Bam!… Marvelously well said

      • AeroEyadu

        Thank You Luckyjay17. Im glad you agree 🙂

    • Shur’tugal

      The only thing I even kind of agree with you on is Eragon and Arya cause that was just sad… But what the HELL about the rest of that, the book was absolutely amazing it wasnt an insult to his talent if anything he is all the more a better writer because of this book I’d like to see you do better with the whole series, CP is amazing and the best author since J.R.R Tolkien and Anne McCaffrey!!!!!! Everything about this book is amazing Minus the end with Eragon and Arya… And how can you call yourself a fan when your trashing CP and the end to his wonderful series!!!?

      • Shadezz

        What?!? Best author since?!? Really?!? He is a decent author, who has the potential to grow. But man, no where near the best. It is called critique. Something every writer needs to improve. Inheritance felt like the average run of the mill fanfiction with somehwat better writing. I’ve read some fanfics that far outshine it. I don’t think CP put much effort in. Infact, I read some lines and sections that I had already read in fanfics, copied word to word. 

        • Shur’tugal

          as I said above I will rephrase and say he is one of the best since and yes he does have potential to grow, every author does, but he is already on the level as all the great authors out there! And your comment on it being like a fanfic that he didnt put much effort into is retarded! anybody who knows what they are talking about can see that this a great work of
          talent and one of the greatest series’s out there!

          • Shadezz

            If you go onto fanfiction.net you shall more than a few stories that are better written then Inheritance and with better plots. Nearly all of the fanfics on there have been doing the exact same events that happened in Inheritance for the last 2 years. I don’t think you know many authors mate. Sure CP has talent but this book didn’t show much of that.

          • Shur’tugal

            there is no possible way that fanfiction is better than Inheritance! ( an actual book. ) Thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard!

          • Shadezz

            You are very naive then. Go there and read these for a starter: Sweet Silent Thoughts, Midnight Masque, Reversed Life, Sleeping with Ghosts, His Wryda and then some of your choices. These authors have better writing and touch on more mature and interesting topics.

          • Shur’tugal

            Whatever this is obviously a fight about opinions and neither side is giving up I still dont agree with you at all but you have your own opinion as do I…So lets just leave it at that…And if you dont mind me asking if you dont like the book then why are you on here

          • Shadezz

            Because I liked the other books. Because Inheritance had its moments, however few they were and because, unfortunately, I caved into the hype surrounding the book and purchased it and am now giving my feedback. Did you read those stories?

          • Shur’tugal

            Which ones ( forgive my ignorance )

          • Shadezz

            Because I liked the other books. Because Inheritance had its moments, however few they were and because, unfortunately, I caved into the hype surrounding the book and purchased it and am now giving my feedback. Did you read those stories?

      • Disappointed

        Slow clap. Yes cause this book clearly is on the same level as the Lord of the Rings. smh

        • Shur’tugal

          I never said on the same level so let me rephrase and say he is one of the best since then… And the books might not be on the same level as LOTR on complexity but it is just as good!

          • Disappointed

            He should have taken a page out of tolkiens book. Arwen not only left her people pf Aragorn, but she also gave up her immortality. And CP calls what Arya and Eragon had an epic romance? please…..

          • SeniorPatrol

            The epic romance hasn’t happened… well not yet that is! Seriously, if there’s some future event those two are getting back together. 

          • Almarea

            Holy smokes, if somehow another book comes out in which the epic romance actually happens (at least to the point that I want it) I would totally buy that!

          • Luckyjay17

            There’s got to be some time in the future when they get together. I would like to think of the Inheritance Cycle as just the beginning of some serious history between Arya & Eragon. What we have now you can’t really actually call ‘Epic Romance’ its more like Epic Romance history in the making! Only just the beginning, it has to be…

          • Shur’tugal

            I never said I liked the situation with Eragon and Arya ( I only want them to end up being together )

      • Guest

        JK Rowling is the best author since J.R.R. Tolkien.

        • Shur’tugal

          Perhaps so and maybe saying he is the best is an overstatement but he is still ONE OF the best authors out there…Could’nt you at least agree to that?

        • AeroEyadu

          Let me also say, that the story was practically written for him. All he needed to do was play up the points that we already found interesting, end the series with Arya and Eragon madly in love, maybe sprinkle in a bit more of a struggle with Galbatorix, and make nothing seem like a sure thing until it was a sure thing. Then this book would have lived up to its authors talent. He wrote a better book the first time. How does an author regress his talents? Frivolous disregard for the story, or to put it in layman’s terms, he gave up. That is sad, but obviously true. 

          No Great Author, Not Tolkien, Rowling, or even Anne, would leave a story so empty and devoid of resolution. Read their books again, they didn’t just give up because they wanted to write different stories in a different genre. They stuck with the world they had created because they OWED that to their fans to to the characters. WE made him RICH, the least he could do is give us a decent goodbye.. dont you agree?

      • AeroEyadu

        I respect your passion, but I believe its over warranted in this particular case. I’ve said nothing about other authors, though I’ve read J.R.R. Tolkien and Anne McCaffrey, and would could hardly call these books better than either of those Authors. The world of Middle Earth has spawned into how many franchises? Lets not even talk about the remakes of the remakes. Or the TV specials, or the fact that those books were some of the first internationally popular literature ever created…. Or the fact that the biggest movie corporation in the world was too afraid to use artistic influence and change the story in any significant way, for fear of mobs and assassinations that would take place..

        Lets get back to Paolini shall we?

        Let me ask you a few questions

        Did you find it absolutely satisfying that the one place in the entire book cycle that was constantly referenced was basically ignored as a stage for an obvious turn of events?

        Can you possibly speak for most of the fans when you say that the Eldunari was unpredictable? If so… Then I am afraid for the human race. The name “Vault Of Souls” really can only translate into one thing, especially if its the last book. Granted the dragon eggs did give me a moment of pause, but ridiculous robot like character that guarded the Eldunari had me so pissed off I couldn’t really care to much. (p.s. robots belong in SciFi not Fantasy)

        How is it that the Menoa Tree takes something from Eragon that actually causes a sensation within his body and then when addressed is simply… “Goooo..”, to me that seems like he had a direction and decided to cut it to shorten the book during editing. That entire sub plot was a dead end.

        I will not address the Arya situation… It contradicts his original dogma and her character as a whole.

        Galbatorix the Great, The Powerful, The Suicide? Whats wrong with this picture? Eragon and all the characters were basically thrown into a hallway of doom, easily over come and then intimidated until it was time to get on with the ending. There should have been ALOT more to those scenes. 

        Islanzadi her demise was sadly underwhelming. This is the Queen Of The Elves! THE ELVES! This should not have happened. The death leads to Arya taking the throne which was almost a cruel joke.

        Besides the fact that this series took a turn towards SciFi, and the fact that it was rushed, the plot was obviously changed, the entire book was rushed, it was clearly edited to save time or save him from writing another book. Besides the amount of time this author took on the book itself. Exactly how was this book amazing? I would gladly listen to your views if they were less like a raving defensive fan, and more like a person in love with literature. If you want to rebuke me as a fan, then please, write your oh so amazing points in the book.

        Im a fan of the 3 books as if previously stated. I do NOT count book 4 because I dont think it warrants being called “Inheritance”.

        • Shur’tugal

          Ok…First off I never said he was better than Tolkien or Anne, I said the best since not better than them ( because he isnt I will say that ) and I will say as I did before that saying he is the best since was an overstatement but I will say he is very much one of the best authors of the good ones like J.K.Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins, and others. Now yes Tolkien’s world is better than Paolini’s but Paolini is still a fascinating author and thousands of others agree.
          Also, yes maybe when I wrote that comment and other ones I was as you said a “raving fan” as I do get extremely mad at people who are down on this book. But my previous comments still stand although I would like to take the harshness out of them and possibly rephrase some…I however will try to start being more calm in my comments and as you said be more like “a person in love with literature” and not get to angry so that you would actually listen to my comments and not dismiss them entirely because im mad…I would like to hope that at the end of our discussion that we would both walk away with good points to consider and possibly agree on, however I will not criticize this book because I do believe that this is an amazing book ( whether you agree or not ) and I believe that this is one of the best books I have read or will read, and I hope that as worst case scenario at the end of our discussion that we would agree to disagreeSo to begin,…If the place you are referring to is Vroengard, I think it would be nice if something bigger did happen there but I dont think it as a big deal that it didnt, I think it was good that Eragon didnt start the riders there because the new order is his and as is implied “NEW” and should not be restarted where the old order was.I think the Vault of souls indeed was almost unpredictable and that it cant only mean one thing as it could mean spirits or something entirely different (I did not see the Eldunari coming)whether I can speak for the rest of the fans is unknown because they have their opinions and their experiences, but I think that quite a few people did not see that coming.As well I definitely did not see the eggs coming.The big metal dragon like thing was a little far fetched, but also the dragons can do weird things why couldnt they make a strange guard for themselves (as they do need a guard, I mean who else could it be a human?, a dwarf?, an elf?, while elves are powerful the Eldunari had enough magic that an elf wouldntmake much difference with that plus I’d rather a strong metal like thing than an elf who would indeed be weaker phisically.)As for the Menoa tree I will say it was odd that… that was it.But the thing the Menoa tree might have wanted and took was his wanting to stay in Alagaesia, sounds far fetched I know but it could have been I dont know if CP makes another book maybe he will talk about it.If your talking about Arya’s character I dont see anything wrong with it I think he stayed true to her character and didnt do anything wrong with her. About her becoming Queen I see it as fine as well as her becoming the next rider, personally I loved her becoming the new rider although I kind of guessed it. What I dont like was her and Eragon not being together (enough said)The Galbatorix situation…It wasnt suicide Eragon clearly killed him and I liked the way he did he made him understand what all Galby did and then stabbed him (the explosion was not suicide it makes sense that he would explode being that powerful)…I will admit I would have liked to see a bigger more difficult fight thats what I was expecting but I kind of liked this better.With Islanzadi dying I didnt like that she did but it didnt matter to much if she did or didnt besides Arya staying while Eragon left…however no matter how powerful she was as being queen of the elves you cant go up against a pair or more Eldunari and expect to live im sorry its just not possible.So there you have it, my answers, I still very much love this book and the whole series this was my favorite book of all of them. I do feel like the book is incomplete but CP is going to write more im sure he will explain the loose ends

  • Eragonforeveravirgin

    sadly CP ends the book by saying that is the last he’ll write of the series. “the rest is silence”. But he didnt say it in the ancient language…so he could be lying. 

    • eh

      He said he would return to the world and  tie up loose ends

    • bigmike

      Remember that the Percy Jackson series ended, just to have it restart under a new name with some new characters. Im hoping for something of the sorts happening here.

  • SeniorPatrol

    I know this might sound sappy (and it is I know) but I’ve been reading these books since I was in 5th grade and I always have identified myself with Eragon and Arya is basically the girl I could never get. I found similarities in the books with my life. And so, finally Eragon can get the woman, but leaves! Seriously, it made me feel like I couldn’t ever get the girl. I loved the books, but just having this hyped love thing lead up to just holding hands is no “romance lasting empires” deal. Okay, I’m done with my little rant here.

    • Callum

      Same, and ive loved the Cycle since I picked up Eragon, and i always knew E&A would end up together but, we’ve all read the book, nothing more needs to be said

      • Almarea

        so true, it’s like Paolini made it so blatantly obvious just to throw in the twist and have it never happen. The dream was a trick!

    • guest

      Same here same on the fifth grade part as well.

  • Aryashadeslayer123

    I have PIDS (Post Inheritance depression Syndrome) 

    • Anonymous

      LMAO…that is an awesome way of putting it! 😛

      • Sons1and2

        yes, FYI, i have that and right now i think begin writing book that deaf and modern (without all airplane & airport) version of “Eragon”.

    • bigmike

      ………. that sounds so much like a disease…… Is it contagious? Cause I think I gotz it to.

  • Disappointed Dude

    I feel a bit let down with book 4 for a few reasons.

    1) Galbatorix: We finally meet him in person and he was essentially the same character as Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars, I mean seriously, Replace the phrase “Swear fealty to me” with “Join the Darkside” and they’re almost literally one and the same.

    2) Eragon and Arya. For 4 books he’s been building their relationship, making Eragon change and grow and hinting at Arya finally coming around, and developing some kind of romantic interest, only to FINALLY have her admit that she DOES want to explore those feelings, but oh no, there’s no time after all, Duty prevents it, and they can’t even share a good bye kiss. Sorry, but I think Paolini could have done better. It’s obvious that he was trying to make us WANT them together,was dangling it in front of our faces, and then yanked it away at the last second. Like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown.

    3) The thing with the menoa tree wanting something from Eragon in return for giving up the metal ore for his sword. The end of the third book hints that there’s going to be a big price to pay for that, and then almost as an afterthought, the tree just wants him to “Go…” WTF was that? Laziness. 

    All in all I did find it entertaining, but it was by far the worst book of the series, and so NOT worth the wait.

    I’m glad I downloaded a pirated copy of the ebook, and didn’t waste any money on it. 😉

    • Shur’tugal

      Wow… This book was amazing I dont see what everybody is complaining about the only thing I dont like is the Eragon and Arya ending but obviously its not gonna be the last time they see each other… And the Menoa tree probably took the desire to stay in Alagaisia ( just a guess ) in which case when she saw he was leaving thats all she probably wanted anyway.

  • Almarea

    Okay, during Eragon and Arya’s sword fight and Eragon says, “I . . . see . . . you.” did anyone else get the whole “Avatar”, blue people, vibe?
    I swear, the moment I read that I heard Leona Lewis belting that movie’s theme in the back of my mind; singing those exact same words.

    • EraGONE

      OH MY GOSH YES!!! 
      It’s a shame Arya didn’t say it back though… :/

      • Almarea

        Yes! And have Eragon and Arya hook up under the Menoa tree just like Jake and Neytiri do under Eywa 🙂

  • Sranjan 2007

    I didn’t particularly liked the fourth book. It only served the purpose of finishing off what had once started. The book lacked the detailing of other books and felt rushed all the time and several things that should have been written more elaborately where finished in lines, not the style of the previous three books. Many a times it felt that he was just tying the loose end like when we saw the two persons eragon had blessed save roran or when eragon talked with the menoa tree and many other places. CP tried to fit everything in one book and lost his writing style still when I finished reading Inheritance I felt the same way as eragon, what now? I was waiting for inheritance but didn’t think what i would do when I was finished reading.
    Also I felt that the book missed out momentous things like spirits playing some role and Tenga entering the show for they were made out very powerful and a possible answer to galbatorix’s power. Islanzadi deserved a more glorious death and not one which ended in two paragraphs without describing her majesty and grandeur.
    One thing though, while glaedr and others were not able to remember the word rock of kuthian or vault of souls for more than few moments I remember oromis thinking about it but searching it in his scrolls..

  • Amanda

    A couple of you keep posting about remaking the movie. I’d actually really like to remake it myself. I’m only 17, but I want to major in film production and adapt the whole series into films once I’ve completed school. I think doing it now would be too soon, but in five years, when it’s been a good ten since the first movie, it’ll be a better time. And I think it needs to be done by fans, too. The series is so often compared to other series, and the characters as well. It needs to be a fan production to preserve it’s originality.

    • Shur’tugal

      If you can and think you can do it then by all means more power to ya 🙂

      • Amanda

        Why thank you. I think I’ll need a lot more knowledge first, but in time I’m confident I could do a great job with it.

        • Swell6

          well were all here to help lol 🙂

        • Shur’tugal

          Im sure you would the movies actually need to be made by somebody who has actually read the book ( like you ) and not a couple of monkeys with a type writer who didnt read it in the first place lol 🙂

    • Esther_jalink

      Very good, accept change the end, listen to the fans, i understans eragon leaving, but never to return? Theres others who can watch the dagons. Also eragon. Knew The word… So he could have cleaned vroengard and go live there…. And murtough, he and nasuada should come togeter aswell… Ho how i could go on! The dragons was grwat inthe fisr movie though

      • Amanda

        Um, I agree the ending had flaws, I was heartbroken about it, but if the point is to make them right, I could never change that ending, even if it kills me to shoot.

        • Shur’tugal

          Thank you! WOW you can definitely be trusted with this movie I know you will do it right 🙂

    • Callum

      I think were all in full support, one thing i might say, they did Saphira well, but she needs membrane wings and in the moive she doesnt glitter or shine like she should

      • Amanda

        She really needs to not have feathers.

    • Amanda

      Thanks for your support guys, you actually just gave me a really crazy idea.

  • Leon Trotsky Trout

    I thought it was perfect.
    Everybody complains about this-and-that but honestly I can’t think of anything that would have improved on the story.
    Brilliant.
    If a story doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve been lovingly punched in the gut then it didn’t do its job.

  • Bertimus

    Given a choice, would you rather paolini’s next book be on The adventures of Brom, Angela or the two women eragon blessed.

    • Bigboss8204

      Eragon’s new adventures/coming back to Alagesia above all else

      but to answer the question…..Brom’s past fully explained because he’s a badass > Angela stuff >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2 women Eragon blessed 

    • SeniorPatrol

      I’d rather have him make basically a 5th book adding on to the already made story line. 

      • Esther_jalink

        Yes and tell stories about the others aswell. And clean up vroengard!

    • Callum

      I want to see Brom/Saphiras story Oromis/Gladers story, Vrael/Umaroths story, Eragon/Bid’duam and Angelas and a 5th Eragon/Saphira story

      • Guest

        me too I would love a story about brom/saphira and angelas story

    • Ashley A

      I’d like to hear what happens to Murtagh after Galbatorix is thwarted. I’m so happy he and Thorn survived! 🙂

      PS Sorry it’s not one of your options. If I chose one of your options, I’d go with more on Brom. Personally, I’ve never really cared too much about Angela or found her that appealing. She’s a fun comic relief, but I just don’t care that much about her. As for the 2 women, I don’t feel like they’ve been present enough in the cycle for me to really care about their background story.

  • Zach

    So Ive been thinking of the book (what else) and Im kinda warming up to the ending.  I still wouldve rather had eragon fix vroengard ( a little unbeleivable reasoning.  Read Chase Lynk’s comment on that) and stayed there, buuuuuut most of us wanted something unpredictable and while the VOS dissapointed me in that aspect, the ending I would’v have never guessed.  Reread Eragon and tell me that you expected the ending considering the fact that “two dragons and 1 male and 1 female were leaving the shore with someone left behind.
    I really enjoyed the book, didn’t like all the mysteries, wished CP included some more things (like shades and tenga, although he might have been Galby if anyone noticed the similarities in the dialogue between eragon and tenga and eragon and first chapter of galby), and really really hope that CP writes a fifth book WITH the same characters because the book left me hungry for more.

    • Bigboss8204

      The ending was kind of expected because of the prophecy, but no one expected the 2nd person on the boat to leave. When we found out it was Arya, it was saddening. Yes, it was unpredictable, but it was more heart-wrenching then anything else. It hurt to see an ending like. I hope so much that a book 5 will come, and that book will show Eragon and Arya together somehow

  • Chase Lynk

    In addition to some of the other dissapointing aspects of the book, I dislike the ending. Why didn’t Eragon go to Vroengard with the eldunari and get rid of what i’m pretty sure was radiation from matter being destroyed like they did in Ilrea? It would have been much more satisfying to have Eragon still in Alagaesia to fight battles and see Arya, Roran, and others. I loved the book, no matter how it ended, and hope that CP thinks about a 5th book. Even if Paolini had kept the whole “leaving Alagaesia” ending, it would have been great if Murtagh had intercepted the boat to rebuild the Riders as half-brothers. Oh well.

  • Madeline L

    So over all, I LOVED this book. I couldn’t put it down. I read it for six hours while I was in the car going to chicago, and six hours on the way home. Of course, like many people, I have a problem with the ending. but here are some things I LOVED about the book

    1. (The best thing about the book) Murtagh and Thorn lived!!!! I did not in a million years think they were going to. I didn’t even allow myself to hope because I needed to mentally prepare myself for their deaths. Needless to say, I was more than delighted that they lived and that we finally got to here Thorn talk.

    2. The urgals becoming a part of the riders. I did not see this coming and I thought it was really cool.

    3. Elva finally losing her attitude. I’ve always loved Elva so it was a great to see her use her powers for good

    4. Angela kicking butt.

    5. The battle scenes( the fight with Galby)

    There were things I didn’t like like the loose ends. and Murtagh should have been in it more. So CP, WRITE ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT ERAGON AND ALL OF THEM!!! it is simply devistating to think it is all over, especially with the way it ended. I cried my eyes out. I would be the happiest person on this planet if he continued the story. I know there is little to no chance he is going to continue the story, but until he is dead, I refuse to give up hope!!!!

    • Zach

      I agree with all but 4.  I didnt think that there was enough Angela in the book.  She is one of my (and nearly everyone else’s) favorite characters. And I still think the book was rusheed through.  He couldve made it a 5 book cycle.

      • Madeline L

        I didn’t think there was enough of her either. but the parts she was in, she DID kick butt. She is my favorite character by far. I don’t think I can ever get enough of her and Murtagh and Thorn. But she was in it more than the other books. And I agree, he could have made a fifth book.  

  • Anonymous

    According to http://inheritance.wikia.com/wiki/Brom#Brom.27s_death Broms last words were “And now for the greatest adventure of all” which is weird that that was never really adressed, but maybe Chris wanted us to figure that one out. idk though…

    • Anonymous

      in fact in my book, i just noticed the words are already translated 

    • Zach

      Did it ever even say what his words were?  I remember in my book that it just said something along the lines of, “Then Brom wispered 7 words in the ancient language to Eragon”

    • Anonymous

      those are 8 words. duh

    • Bigboss8204

      He first says the 7 words, then says “use them only in dire need”. THEN he says “and now for the greatest adventure of all”. They are 2 different things

      • Anonymous

        youre right, just looked at it, that is weird 

  • Zach

    I also feel a little ripped off from the book cuz there were no spirits, as far as I could tell.  All that learning about spirits in book 3 then nothing in book four. not even a shade animal (like a rabbit)

  • Anonymous

    like if you want a remake of the movie

    • bigmike

      I say just skip the remake of Eragon, and make a bad a$$ version of Eldest already!!!!!!!! And please stay with the book on this one?!?

  • Guest

    So I was reading Galbatorix’s demise again, the chapter: The Gift of Knowledge and on page 709 it says ” Then Eragon heard a series of thin shrieks as 12 orbs of light appeared around Galbatorixs head” at first glance Eragon thinks their spirits but he’s not sure. I was thinking that they may have something to do with the belt of Beloth the Wise that Eragon lost in Dras Leona. Twelve diamonds in the belt and twelve spirit like things on Galbatorix. I wonder if the 12 is a coincidence?

    • Shur’tugal

      Good point… All the more reason to have another book lol

  • Luckyjay17

    I keep forgetting to bring this up but for those of you who paid close attention to the chapter where Fírnen was introduced & the great Eragon-Arya scene came up. When they greeted each other Eragon mentioned that it didn’t skip his mind that Arya spoke first… I had to go back to eldest (pg 162) & re educate myself on that precise Elven custom but still don’t completely understand. After Eragon asks her who speaks first her response was:
    “If you meet someone with greater status than yourself or if you wish to honor a subordinate, then speak first. If you greet someone with less status than yourself, speak last. But if you are uncertain of your position, give your counterpart the chance to speak, and if they are silent, speak first. Such is the rule.”

    Was she actually unsure, honoring him or acknowledging Eragon as someone of greater status than herself? I might be making this a lot more complicated than it should but I still don’t completely understand it… Any ideas?

    • Zach

      definitely honor.  You could see her affection and respect for him grow from when they first met to when he made his first fairth of her in ellesmera to their final good bye, (which was a little weak i must say)

      • Luckyjay17

        If you take into account that not only is she nearly 100 yrs
        more proficient  in magic than he is, plus she became Queen of the
        Elves, one of the more powerful beings among an already powerful race. Then I see your point.
        But I mean the thing that confuses me is since Eragon became a Rider before Arya did, I would get why she would have considered him someone of greater status than herself.

        • Bigboss8204

          I think its more the “honoring a subordinate”, since they have fought together and been companions for so long

    • anonymous

      I saw it as an acknowledgement that, even though she is elf queen now, which would normally make her his superior, she considers herself to be on equal footing with him. 

      • Luckyjay17

        Ah. I see your point as well… that makes a lot more since if you put it that way.

  • Zach

    Ok.  So I loved the book and the series.  Gonna skip the rest of the praise because it would take to long…
     
    To start with book four it seemed rushed.  CP split Brisingr  because it was to long and it seemed to me like he squeezed book four into one book.  I felt that he left out on a lot of detail and short changed many things like some battles or conversations between characters so he couldpublish it in one book.  I for one would have rather had another book in the cycle.

    second.  I did not like how Firnen hatched   after   the main plot.  The main question of book four (or so I thought) was who was greenie and his rider.  Not putting him in til after the main plot just felt wrong to me.

    third.  All the mysteries left, especially broms 7 words, the menoa tree (did i miss a clue as to what that was?), and the woman and teenage girl and now teenage boy from brisingr and the end of inheritance (maybe the elf kids), and tenga.

    fourth.  the vault of souls.  I was hoping it wasnt a bunch of eldunari but that turned out all right.  The bad part i thought was with the eggs.  To me it made saphira less important as the “last female rider in existance”.  With the eggs, it didnt matter what happened to saphira, the dragon race would still go on.

    fifth, and last, i promise (for now).  The ending…
    My main problem is that he left anyone and it didnt follow his vision in eragon.  Any comments on this.

    Sorry to sound negative.  The praise heavilly outnumbers the criticism.  so much that i didnt have time to type it all.  It is by far my favorite series.

    any comments on this

    • Madeline L

      The only thing I don’t agree with you about is the Vault of Souls thing. But everything else is exactly what went through my mind. I just finished the book about fifteen minutes ago. I am so depressed. I can’t BELIEVE it ended like that!!! I know it would have been predictable and everything if Eragon and Arya ended up together, but it just seemed wrong to seperate them like that after the other three books. I cried at the end because it was so sad and a bit dissapointing. and because it is the end of my favorite cycle. I was howerver ECSTATIC that Murtagh and Thorn lived!!! I only wish they were in it again closer to the end. It just seemed as if nobody had a happy ending.

  • SeniorPatrol

    Lots of people have been commenting on Brom’s 7 words, the love story, Angela, and all that, but what about Eragon’s vision during Inheritance. I can’t exactly remember if it tied into the story or not afterwards. 

    • Zach

      I remember the vision but i dont think it was anywhere in the story, and neither was his first vision in eragon about the two dragons leaving and someone being left behind.

      • SeniorPatrol

        Well I just read that excerpt from Eragon (thanks for bring it up by the way!!) and they did embark together on the ship, so perhaps the vision faded before Arya left at the first turn in the river.

        • Zach

          O yeah i guess thats possible, and Roran left on the shore.  I would’ve expected a realization by Eragon like when he realized his vision was of the burning planes in eldest.  But anyway maybe the vision in book 4 was a plot set up for a book 5 (which i could totally see. There were a lot of little hints to a future book)

          • Andrew Duff

            I don’t quite remember the exact text of the vision, nor am i too inspired to go check it, but i believe it went something like this. “Hooded figures, a glint of scales, and a man’s anguished cry.” (please correct me if i’m wrong.) if im right, then that vision seems to fir pretty well with the end of the book. CP took special care to let the reader know that eragon and arya put their hoods on and then blodgharm and the other elves did the same. the scales are obviouly movements from firnen and saphy and then it says roran cried out in anguish so i think that is the scene from the vision.

  • Bigboss8204

    In a way, it was a very dramatic and brave ending, and one that I could, with time, reconcile with….as long as there’s a book that comes after detailing future journeys, and Arya and Eragon matching up. Too much romantic tension has been built up in the series for them to just disappear 😛 

    Also, i didn’t find the reasons for Eragon to leave as very sound. It feels like he left to fulfill the prophecy, not because it would truly benefit the dragons or the world. I don’t understand why he thinks he’s too powerful. As often shown in the series, Murtagh and Arya both can best him in weapon combat, and he still has much to learn with mind combat. Yes, he knows the Way of Knowing, but sometimes he remembers it, sometimes he doesn’t. Without the advantage of the Eldunari, Eragon wouldn’t be stronger then either of them : Saphira could beat Thorn and Firnen, but still Eragon would lose. Vrael never said he was too strong, and he was the Leader of the whole Order. Since I doubt Eragon is stronger than Vrael was, I don’t understand why Eragon brings that point up. Especially since he is currently still checked by other powers. Yes, he knows The Word, but so does Murtagh.

    The entire order existed 100 years ago, and food was never a problem for all the dragons then. If its because Vorengard was habitable, Eragon could have made it habitable using The Word, couldn’t he have? :

    I sound bitter, but i just want Eragon to return in time. The prophecy can be thrown out the window for all i care, he can make his own fate!
    I love this series and the book, but if book 5 doesn’t fix this stuff, i’m going to be very sad :[

    • Luckyjay17

      Vrael is dead. You mean to say Umaroth, Vrael’s dragon (or his Eldunari anyway)

      • Amanda

        No I’m pretty sure they meant Vrael. Vrael was stronger than Eragon, but never deemed himself too powerful, as Eragon did.

      • Bigboss8204

        Yeah, i meant Vrael. I know Vrael is dead, but i’m comparing his power when he was alive to Eragon’s power now

    • anonymous

      The thing that made Eragon too powerful was not his strength (which, he probably was stronger than Vrael with all the Eldunarí behind him, which Vrael never had), but his public appeal. If he wanted to, he could have overcome Nasuada, and everyone in the Empire would have followed him wholeheartedly. Remember that after he killed Galbatorix, Eragon became frustrated because people would always agree with him without consideration. Eragon had championed the hearts of all the people of the Empire. This, in conjunction with his physical and mental strength, which are considerable by themselves and formidable with the Eldunarí, makes him far too powerful for things to be balanced within the Empire while he remains a political presence. 

      • Bigboss8204

        Ah, i see what you mean. Good point. Still, the other factors?

      • Bigboss8204

        And would the Eldunari support Eragon if he pursues a bad path, like overthrowing Nasuada? Probably not, bringing his strength down to the level that others could take him out if need be. Though still, your public opinion point is correct.

        • anonymous

          You’re right that the Eldunarí would oppose Eragon if they believed he was wrong, but it seems to me that they are more likely to agree with Eragon than with Nasuada if a conflict were to arise in which there is no obvious right or wrong. The dragons are not ethically infallible (an example would be when they continued attacking Galbatorix after he threatened the children; if they’d continued following their first instincts, the children would have died). It is likely that, if a disagreement arose between Nasuada and Eragon, the dragons would view the situation the same way Eragon does. Of the two of them, Eragon thinks more like the dragons, and the dragons think more like Eragon. 

          • Bigboss8204

            Very true on that as well. As long as Eragon doesn’t become evil, they’ll support him. I see what you mean now by his power

  • EB

    I think I can speak on behalf of most Inheritance Cycle fans in saying that I was disappointed in the movie Eragon. Obviously, the solution that everyone is coming up with is to remake it. It’s understandable that with the series ending (for now at least), people would like to have the movies to look forward to, much like Harry Potter fans were able to do when that series concluded. On this blog alone, I’ve read countless complaints about the movie, and about all of the problems with it. I could list off all of the problems right now, but if you’ve read the book, and seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about. Based on these problems, I’m all for a remake. So are countless Inheritance fans all over the web. Just now, I googled “eragon remake” and it came up with a bunch of petitions to remake Eragon. People care about this, because they know that Christopher Paolini’s story needs to be told. Remaking this movie, and proceeding to make Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance would be great for the fans and influence others to read the series. I myself never would have read the Harry Potter series if I hadn’t seen the first movie all those years ago. Optimistic though I am, I certainly have my doubts. Has anyone heard of a movie being remade just five years after the original? Now, this isn’t to say that they have to remake it today, but most retakes take time, and it would take an enormous effort for this to happen in the foreseeable future. So, insignificant as I am, I call upon you guys, the fans. Go online, sign these petitions, do what you can. Influence others to read the series so we have more people on our side. On this blog, I’ve read about people being sad that the series is over, and that they don’t want it to end, and that Christopher Paolini needs to write another book. Well, for now, he has done his part. It’s time for us fans to make our contribution to this series. We may fail, but let’s do our best to make this happen. Again, I’m just another nobody, another face in the crowd, another fan, but if enough of us nobodies make our voice heard, we just might have a chance.

    • Shur’tugal

      Well said I kind of liked the movie before I even knew what Eragon was or even read the book but then I read the book and found out the movie SUCKS horribly!!!!! If we could actually get a remake that would be amazing!!!!! give me the web site to sign the petition at and I may do it. Also if somebody does remake it I hope Peter Jackson does it hes one of the best directors out there lol

  • Xavier Miles

    And I want more!!!!!!!!

  • Xavier Miles

    I just want to say: when the last book came out, I was so excited. Very. Very. VERY. Excited!
    Now that I’m reading it, I have to say, this is probably the best series I have ever read!

  • Arya Shadeslayer

    I’ve just finish reading it and I want to say that INHERITANCE IS THE BEST BOOK I’VE EVER READ! thank u Christopher Paolini for these amazing books!!!

    • Shur’tugal

      AAAMENNN!!!!!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    To all those people who are disappointed: “If you want a happy ending, just decide upon where to end the story.” The Story of Eragon, the greatest of all riders does not end here! 😛

  • redhead16

    uhg. i just finished the book and while it was good it only increased my hunger. i hope that when you write a book that explains what happens after the new riders and dragons are in the world (for the love of God write a book like this) and that anwsers all of the unawsered questions. even in i dont like the awnsers i just want them. LOVED the seirese and hope for a 5th book 

    • Anonymous

      Yup….Everyone here wants a book 5. 😛

  • Anonymous

    like if you wanted Galbatorix to win

    • Anonymous

      LOL….I want to hit the “dislike” button.

    • Anonymous

      I really thought the ending was too peaceful. It would have been so much better if Galby learned eragons true name by mind control, then used The Name to curse him to leave Alagasea and never return

  • Swell6

    I think that Christopher should write a new book from all three riders perspective and roran and show what happens after all of this the build up of the riders Murtagh gaining his sanity arya discovering the role of a dragon rider and eragon coming back to alagesia, I mean if they change the name of the land he could come back from what I can tell nothing but the prophecy is keeping him a way any they are meant to be broken. But a new book from their points of view would be epic

    • Bigboss8204

      I honestly want Eragon to realize that he can make his own fate and not be lead by a prophecy. He needs to come back to Alagesia!

  • Anonymous

    like if you want another book

    • Luckyjay17

      This isn’t exactly Facebook…

    • Luckyjay17

      But I got to agree.

    • EternalShade

      He’s said he’s going to write another book in alagaesia hasnt he. I just hope he writes one about the events after Inheritance. I’d much rather read more about Eragon and Saphira, Arya and Firnen, and Murtagh and Thorn, than anything about Brom or the Fall of the Riders. Though those would make good stories.

      • Guest

        Yeah, a book that will be published in like 8 years.

  • ARFMDragon

    I wish that he would have just tied up the loose ends! i think he left so many hints about angela’s past, and other such things, and instead of telling me somehting intresting, he filled up space fixing a little girl’s lip, and arguing with orrin!
     
    One of the only things that made me excited about the entire book, (after reading it) was the prospect of there being 200 new baby dragons!!!! (squee!) I found the ending bitter sweet, and leaving me thinking, now what? i want another book, (about the baby dragons!), but i worry that if he continues to write about aleagea (sorry for the miss spelling), that he will botch up the allready fragile veiw of the series that i have.

     He had 3 years to write this last book, and i feel like he wasted time and space talking about things that in the end didnt even contribute the end of the book. If he takes another 5 years just to tie up all the millions of loose ends like Brom’s seven words, Angela, and the many others, then i dont think i would even want to read them.

    I liked the series mainly because of the dragons, and i hardly gont enough about them. GRRRRR!

    • ARFMDragon

      (sorry for my many miss-spellings!)

      • Dom_modmod

        Classic misspelling ‘misspelling’

    • Zach

      Personally I did not like the dragon eggs in the vault of souls, see above post.

  • otterremixchamp

    okay who else thinks eragon just needed to grow a pair an kiss arya already on that damn boat. thats probably why she left him! She was all like in her mind “Eragon, if thoust doesn’t in fact have genitals, then i cannot be with you due to your pussylike nature” 🙁

  • Luckyjay17

    I’ve been thinking about it & I have come to the conclusion that i want another book, ( as do maybe 99% of the fans… duh). We really need the whole Eragon/Arya situation ground work cleared out! Like i said not that long ago the last words of this book should have been “A New Beginning”. The ending just didn’t seem like an ending but rather the beginning of a new journey.
     Overall it was a really good book but we just need them to get together. It would be perfect to have Eragon as the main character because i still want to feel as he feels & see from his pov how he will (possibly) get with Arya. I don’t want to hear it from another character/ narrator just saying that they did. Also it would be pretty cool if CP could take into consideration writing from a new Riders’ pov or Murtaugh or Arya…?

  • Matttreebeard

    I absolutely loved the entire series, but I think that there were some things left out that shouldn’t have been. Somebody below mentioned brom’s seven words, they should have at least been addressed. There were a few things, while the whole of the series was amazing, that made me feel like the author just forgot about some of the different story lines he had created. Also it ends pretty much exactly the same as lord of the rings which made me feel uneasy as the rest of the story was so good.

  • Nienna

    i think Paolini wanted to show us that there is no ending, life doesnt just end with closure. It continues on and on (and for almost forever for people like Arya and Eragon). He gave us a more real ending than any he could have possible handed us. He also gave us hope for our own fantasies for their future by securing nothing with them. We may be under the impression that eragon will never return, however things change.

    We saw this throughout the books; for example Eragon was own his own as a rider and we were set up to believe he would have to work it all out for himself until along comes Oromis and Glaedr, we also though that he just going to train for a very long time in ellesmera before fighting with the varden and we were all prepared for this lengthy educational period, but then the miracle the dragon’s performed on him sped everything up and changed the whole dynamic of eragon’s character.  These events were both extremely unexpected and were unforseeable to us as readers.  We are not completely omniscient about eragon’s future and that is the way Paolini rightly left it.  We can only imagine that he and saphira would find happiness in the new lands.  Whatever they experience will be a surprise, much like real life.

    I praise Paolini for his work.  I admit that i felt cheated for a very long time after reading the book; but he has enlightened me in a way i never thought possible.  I feel that I have grown up a great deal since beggining the series many years ago.  The happy ending will come but it was too early to end with Inheritence.  I am pleased to know that Eragon has a future of exciting uncertainty.

    • Faron

      Very well put Nienna.

      • Nienna

        Thank you

    • Shadezz

      It is a fantasy novel. Everything needs closure, one way or another. If you want realism read some of Emily Bronte’s work or some of Stephen Kings novellas. I have read a lot of fanfics that I think are better than Inheritance. The book had its moments, but I wasn’t satisfied 

      • Grimrr

        It did have closure, but it also left some things open for future books.  It’s kind of like The Hobbit.  It had closure, but it left you wondering about the ring and such.  It gets addressed in The Lord of the Rings.  Maybe that’s what Inheritance is.  A story that’s not quite over, and still has a better story yet to come.  I look forward to Paolini’s future  books in Alagaesia.  He’s not done with it yet.

        • Shadezz

          I, unfortunatley, didn’t. Especailly when you consider all the hype; like I said: I’ve read better fanfics. The thing is CP can’t keep coming back to this world, it gets stale and even if he does it will be in another 7 years or something. Tolkien could do it because he was a genius and his work is just soo much better than CP’s (to be expected) with much more depth. He spent 50 years making that world.

      • Nienna

        i love emily bronte and i dont see why he should be restricted in his writing.  He is offering us freedom from Plato’s cave.  He could have humoured us by giving us the happy ending which would hav been easy to swallow.  Instead we are now challenged to think beyond the constraints of the monomyth.  It was very brave of CP.

        • Shadezz

          I don’t mind sad endings. But this was just too loose. It was brave of CP. However loose endings are usually seen as weak writing in the world of literature. Also a lot of the reasons didn’t make sense to me. And I was hopiong for more surprises; everything seemed predictable. Still a good enough read. Just not living up to the hype for me.

          • Nienna

            I understand your view completely.  Thanks for the comments. you have deffinately been more level headed in your arguments than a lot of the disapointed fans.  I too hope we get a bit more of ergaon’s life and hopefully we will both be satisfied.

          • Zach

            I agree 100% with you shadezz.  most of what happened was the most obvious thing that could have happened.  (but i did like the way galby was killed)

    • im a dwarf

      so do you think he will actually come out with another book with eragon in it, like how he trained riders and rebiult them?

      • Nienna

        i dont know, perhaps he will, depends if he is sick of writing about it or not

      • Madeline L

        I personally don’t think he will. He’s mentioned possibly writing about the fall of the riders (which would be amazing but still not nearly as good as another book about Eragon) but I don’t thing he will write another about Eragon 🙁 BUT HE HAS TO!!!!!!!! I’m not all for ‘everything has to be happy pappy’ but I felt like NO ONE had a happy ending. Eragon lost Arya and everyone else. Saphira lost Firnen. Arya lost Eragon and her mother. Roran lost Eragon. Nasuada lost Murtagh and vice verse. It just was so incredibly sad.

        • Luckyjay17

          Actually there’s an interview on youtube where he says that he either like to write about the fall of the Riders or one about what has happened since the end of inheritance, a stand alone book not exactly part of the series. I would like to think that maybe a new series after this series but alas, only time will tell.

          • Guest

            Yeah he could come out with a few books detailing the fall of the Riders, and make his theft of Lucas’ work complete!

  • William

    Did any body else find this book very predictable? 
    That being said does anybody know what happened to Brom’s 7 words?

    • Nienna

      brom’s seven words were his true name i believe

      • Zach

        How could brom have guessed them? It says when Eragon and Arya exchange names that his true name changed during his adventures so it would have been impossible for brom to forsee all that.

    • guest

      if so brom’s words would ( I think ) have definitely included eragon being his son

  • Fatmanscoopman

    this book is the worst

  • Vyrux

    I would say the book order from best to least favorite would be; Eldest, Eragon(they are close togehter), then Brisingr and the Inheritance. Like if you agree. Comment I want to see what you guys think!

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Honestly,

      I’ve always seen the Inheritance Cycle as a whole, not as the individual books. Sure I have some super-favorite parts, but they are so sporadic that I couldn’t pin them to one volume . . .

      However, the one I enjoyed the most was Inheritance. (Probably because I anticipated it the most 🙂

    • Anonymous

      my favorite was the 2nd half of brisingr and the 1st half of inheritance

    • Amanda

      I think that’s kind of backwards. For me it’s Inheritance, Eldest, Eragon, and Brisingr. Inheritance was the only one that actually kept my attention the whole way through.

    • Bigboss8204

      I think that each book got progressively better, so: Inheritance, Brisingr, Eldest, Eragon. Each one built up more dramatic tension and kept me even more engaged for the climax of this epic.

      Also, though CP was already a fantastic writer when he wrote Eragon, his maturation as a writer is evident, as each book is handled better than the previous one. Inheritance’s ending is my only sore point, but still, he wrote the whole book brilliantly. 

    • callum

      when i was younger my least favourite was eldest cause i thought the whole ellesmera part was boring as hell, but i really enjoy it now

    • Inheritance

      nope

      • Vyrux

        i said then tell me

    • Dom_modmod

      nope…. inheritance brisingr eragon eldest…you got them the wrong way ;P

    • Zach

      Im going with brisingr then eldest (close behind) then eragon and inheritance

      loved the series but inheritance felt rushed.  Shouldve made more in depth two books, in myu opinion

  • Solembum

    Ok, isn’t it the elves or the dragons that know their true names instintively? Pretty sure that Glaedr said that during their training. So what was up with the business where Saphira had to think about her true name? Or if it’s the elves that know instinctively, Arya shouldn’t have had some story about a flower where she realizes her true name. I hate the huge amount of loose ends as well, with the Belt and the 7 words from Brom and Angela’s many unexplained mysteries…I love how Eragon defeats Galbatorix though – it’s not brute strength or even wisdom/cunningness that will save humanity – it’s compassion.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Well I kinda like the loose ends, keeps me thinking about it. . . but, I too loved how Eragon defeated Galby. I was expecting a huge dragon and rider duel, (which I also would’ve enjoyed) but it was neat to see how he used his fathers advice,( to see what Galby may have overlooked . . which was compassion.) Left me all warm and fuzzy on the inside!!

      • Solembum

        that’s true, it IS good if we’re allowed to fill in details on our own. keeps the imagination sharp instead of being spoonfeed stories! but Angela…i just want to know her life story!!

        • Chopin’s doppleganger

          Yes . . I’m expecting an entire saga after Angela!!

    • Palencar

      yes i remember reading somewhere, can’t remember think brisingr, that elves know their true name immediately, so i guess the instant their born? so what’s up with arya learning her true name as an adult in Tronjheim? also since there are like 200 eggs left why does saphira and the Fírnen need to mate, it’ll just make them more sad about leaving!

  • Anonymous

    you guys want to know a secret
    galby is’t dead. he’s sitting in my chair, on my computer, typing this now, plotting his revenge on CP for trying to kill him in the book
    I AM GALBATORIX!

  • pecan pies

    does anyone believe that another book of eragon will be written about the rebiulding of alagaesia. the ending of inheritance was sad, but i will not tell a writer how to write the book because all have different techniques. i am just curious as to see what eragon sees in the new land and how everything turned out

  • gg2ez

    I thought it was a good book. However, it did not finish the series very well. I hope Eragon and Saphira are the main characters of the next series.

  • Hamzavirk95

    The book was ok!!!!!!!!!!!!I hated the way the book ended.I did not want eragon to never return but it is up to CP. I had waited soooooo long for this book as eargon was the first ever novel i had read. and this only disappointed me!!!! Well i hope CP all the best for his future books and i hope he writes another interesting book.

  • EB

    I think I can speak on behalf of most Inheritance Cycle fans in saying that I was disappointed in the movie Eragon. Obviously, the solution that everyone is coming up with is to remake it. It’s understandable that with the series ending (for now at least), people would like to have the movies to look forward to, much like Harry Potter fans were able to do when that series concluded. On this blog alone, I’ve read countless complaints about the movie, and about all of the problems with it. I could list off all of the problems right now, but if you’ve read the book, and seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about. Based on these problems, I’m all for a remake. So are countless Inheritance fans all over the web. Just now, I googled “eragon remake” and it came up with a bunch of petitions to remake Eragon. People care about this, because they know that Christopher Paolini’s story needs to be told. Remaking this movie, and proceeding to make Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance would be great for the fans and influence others to read the series. I myself never would have read the Harry Potter series if I hadn’t seen the first movie all those years ago. Optimistic though I am, I certainly have my doubts. Has anyone heard of a movie being remade just five years after the original? Now, this isn’t to say that they have to remake it today, but most retakes take time, and it would take an enormous effort for this to happen in the foreseeable future. So, insignificant as I am, I call upon you guys, the fans. Go online, sign these petitions, do what you can. Influence others to read the series so we have more people on our side. On this blog, I’ve read about people being sad that the series is over, and that they don’t want it to end, and that Christopher Paolini needs to write another book. Well, for now, he has done his part. It’s time for us fans to make our contribution to this series. We may fail, but let’s do our best to make this happen. Again, I’m just another nobody, another face in the crowd, another fan, but if enough of us nobodies make our voice heard, we just might have a chance.

    • Rain

      Being a HUGE fan of the series myself, I agree with you. A (new) movie series would go great with an ending like that! The whole explosion in the ending and todays special effects might go really good!

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Very well put.

    • Luckyjay17

      Spiderman is being remade, we’ve have yet to see how that turns out. Personally I preferred reading the books first before looking into the movie … as it turns out i decided never to watch it after all the numerous complaints i saw regarding the movie. it looks like the saying “never judge a book by it’s cover” finally worked itself out just by seeing the movie poster

    • Luckyjay17

      Spiderman is being remade, we’ve have yet to see how that turns out. Personally I preferred reading the books first before looking into the movie … as it turns out i decided never to watch it after all the numerous complaints i saw regarding the movie. it looks like the saying “never judge a book by it’s cover” finally worked itself out just by seeing the movie poster

  • Vyrux

    Wait if Eragon brought all the eggs except two, how are the riders suppose to be brought up again? Who are the eggs that Ergaon has hatch? and If the ones Arya has does hatch then they might not even be fit for each other.

  • ChrististheTruth

     Two things:
    Like most everyone, I was saddened by the end. I guess in my mind I’ll just have to think that once Arya gets things straight with the elves, even if it takes 100 years, she will eventually join Eragon. I understand why he had to leave, and I agree, but there is no justification for having to leave forever. No reason, he can’t come and visit, imo.

    Secondly, as a Christ-follower, I was also very saddened by Eragon’s quote while discussing gods with Nasuada. His answer was a very “atheistic” when she asked him if he thought he was accountable to any higher power which leads me to believe that CP is agnostic (I don’t believe there is such thing as a true athiest). He was certainly being intentional about sharing his beliefs in that part of the book, otherwise there was really no purpose in Nasuada bringing up gods and asking Eragon about his beliefs in the first place. I can only hope and pray that CP will come to know the Truth one day.

    • Luna

      I’m totally with you with the whole visiting thing!
      Why can’t he visit them and once he has hatched the eggs, the dragons can take care for themselves: why doesn’t he come back after that ? He can train the riders in Alagaesia, can’t he ?

      I was sad too btw. because they one, but none of them got really happy in the end.
      Winning and still lose. the thought made me feel really down a couple of hours…

    • Sl1ver

      i dont understand why people like you always have to talk like they are a better human bc they are christs and have to convert other people..religion is a thing that every person can choose for himself and when somebody truely believes there is no god,why shouldnt this be worse than when this person says he believes in god but it doesnt come from his heart and he doesnt really believe in it. so let CP believe what he wants to…and just because they were talking about gods that doesnt mean its referring on CPs on beliefs.imo they were just talking bc eragon said he is too powerful to be controlled and nasuada asked him if he believes in a god that he believes in,acts after his rules and wont do bad things because of fear of that god…

      • guest

        i dont see anything from ChristIsTheTruth saying that he/she is better than anyone. people who always say “dont judge me” whenever Jesus is brought up also need to not judge or else theyre hypocrites. I guarantee you that ChristIsTheTruth thinks he/she is no better than anyone else, only wants to share what she believes to be the truth

        • Rtmordecai

          The title on the forum is not IthinkChrististheTruth! He or she is clearly stating that with her prayers CP is better off.  That he is in a worse position because, she inferred, that he was an agnostic.  As others have said this is not the place to bring that up in the way she did.  To raise questions is okay, but that is not the way that the message came across.  The statement that there are no true atheists showed both complete judgement and ignorance all at once.  Btw if you posted anything stating what an agnostic or atheist is, you should check out the latest definitions/characterizations that are most academically accepted, cause nope that aint it either.

          • Rtmordecai

            Sorry, first impression was that the comment was by a female, wrote my response and forgot a couple of the gender specific pronouns.  Not trying to make fun, just missed a couple in there.

    • Aerann

      Having finished the book just a few moments ago (thanks to a miscommunication with the bookstore I ordered my book from), I have to agree with you on the first part. I saw no reason whatsoever that would bind Eragon to this place where he would settle.

      Soon after reading the second part of your comment (or during, rather), my mental nodding became shaking my head in nothing else but dissapointment.
      Don’t get me wrong here, I have nothing against people believing certain things, and I mean no offence to your beliefs.
      The thing that bothered me is that (for some reason) you seek to bring this truth, as you call it, to the minds of others.
      As I stated above, and I can’t express this clearly enough, I don’t mind you believing things, but leave others to themselves. Anyone is allowed to believe what he or she wants it. Be it Christianity or Pastafarian (to name an extreme).
      Besides that, what does Eragon himself have to do with Christophers beliefs?
      Eragon is a character in a world other than our own, and as his writer, he makes him say things he sees fit to that world.

      • Anon

        Hear, hear.

    • Kvgarimella

      Wow you are being extremely judgmental by saying that.  If you had any decency, you would delete that post. It is not up to you to judge people and say his comment was “atheistic”.  Just because Chris might be agnostic doesn’t mean you should pray for him to become a follower of Christ. 

    • imo

      Hoping and praying with you buddy. I was given the same impression on the whole religion aspect on it all. (and yes there are no true atheists)

    • AgnosticismistheTruth

      I agree with you on the first point… but I couldn’t agree with you less on the second. An atheist is a person who specifically does not believe in the idea of an ‘almighty god’ style deity, nothing more – there’s no way that you can deny that atheists exist. Unless I’m mistaken, Christians are all about being understanding and non-judgemental, and yet here you are judging him simply on your completely unfounded assumption that he is an agnostic.

    • Nienna

      why is it that we cannot enjoy anything such as this without arguments regarding religion being thrust upon us.  I love this series very much and find it offensive when people try and criticise it because they cannot allow others to have their own beliefs.  Paolini made his books highly universal, including many variation of religions and culture.  In the end they all found a way of living harmoniously.  Paolini ended Inheritence with the possibility of a eutopia.  It is a sad day for humanity when one religion rises above others with the intent of blocking them out.  We can argue about the detremental behaviours of some religions and perhaps the benefits of others, but we are all individual and cannot pity others for their thoughts and spirituality.  Now let us all be done with religion in these comments. This is not a constructive platform for debating such matters.  We are hear to give our critique and praise for the book.  ChrististheTruth made a good point with the first point. Lets stick to matters like that.

    • Luckyjay17

      So inappropriate.

  • Remus__

    what happened to the Belt of Beloth the Wise???

    • Callum

      It got burried under dras leona

      • Stenlkk

        Did it though? What if someone took it? Eragon didn’t find it, even after looking for it for a long time. He even used the Word.

        • callum

          he did?

          • Stenlkk

            Yeah. If i remember correctly, the books said something like: “Eragon once again went looking for the Belt. he even used his knew knowlengde of the Word, but he still did not fint the Belt”. 

    • hoke

      tenga stole it i think

  • Remus__

    i think CP should have put more about angela the herbalist in the book. in the bit at the back he says that if everyone knew the secrets about her, they wouldnt be very surprised. what do we all think?? only asking

    • Luna

      True.

      I think she was the oracle or something..

      And what about the woman and her daughter that he blessed when Angela asked him to do so ?
      I thought they were important ?

  • Billssabres3126

    I had a few problems with the ending. 1) What’s even the point of having dragon riders if their all so isolated they can’t do anything anyway. The reasons for raising the riders away from everything was terrible. 2) Eragon shouldn’t have left. Leaving everything behind to go with a few elves was really stupid and empty. Paolini seemed bent on fulfilling that part of the prophecy, but not the other parts, which leads me to 3) if Eragon really was to go, and had to, then someone else should have became ruler of the elves and Arya should have gone with him. It would have made the books much more fulfilling and still fit the prophecy. That Arya didn’t go with Eragon, and that they didn’t end up together frustrated me beyond belief after four books.

    • Remus__

      i agree. i think that Arya should have gone with Eragon. simple enough

    • Williamkartrude

      In the first book Angela foretold that Eragon’s love would end in sadness. I think this is the reason it ended the way it did. In all I think he did a good job of ending the prophesy.

    • Anonymous

      So, Arya just becomes queen of the elves, goes to talk with Eragon and the others, and then sends a message that she gives up ruling JUST after getting crowned. Yeah, that makes sense. NOO it doesn’t. If he ended it that way, I would totally be pissed. The way he did it was right. Arya has to fulfill her duties, and Eragon isn’t the topmost one

    • Sureou

      the book could end so much better if only she kissed him – only once!

  • Anonymous

    Hey guys….I have an idea. How about we write a book 5. I mean, we can make a group of 12 people who are good writers, and we can try and write a book that suits us, and is also really engaging to read. Any one interested?

    • Rain

      Interested but I think copyright issues are thrown in there somewhere so we’ll be shot down quickly.

      • Anonymous

        Well…lets just make one, put it on Scribd, and lets see what people make of it. They cannot copyright what is not theirs…I mean really guys, if we chose to make a book out of some fictional character, they really cannot do anything about it… I know copyright laws, and they cannot do anything about it. If we can get a big enough group, with good writers, I think we can kick some serious ass! 😛

  • John Rhodes

    I have actually had some time to think about it. Look, its always about determining your own destiny for heroes. Right? I was just thinking that maybe, by saying that Eragon will never return to Alagaesia perhaps, CP will try to prove that you can actually change your destiny? Or perhaps, this is not the time when he had to leave finally?? I mean, he did have another choice…leaving alagaesia was not something completely unavoidable. Think about it… I mean that, there has to be a way that Arya and Eragon come back together.

    To recall the exact words of Angela carefully….she said that their love would be an epic romance that would last “empires” – and I think if Eragon did not leave, then the true test of time would not have been met.

    I do not think the epic romance has ended…it has merely begun.

    • steve

      Haha the romance has only begun.Eragon and murtagh both changed their destiny they said in the book I am not who i once was and their true name had changed throughout this journey. I believe that is why the menoa tree might have been a big deal in the end because the book said the menoa tree took something from him and i believe it probably will relate to future books. I feel also the reason why CP doesn’t want to announce new books right away is because he needs rest and time. 14 years of his world has probably tired him, his people working for him and his books, and hos fans. I started these books @ 10 now I am 19 and the way the book ended if that’s the end then ill be very upset

      • Nienna

        perhaps the menoa tree took arya away from eragon; an extremely odd thought i know, but what if the tree determined the fate of eragon and arya’s romance.  It would be an interesting idea for paolini to identify in another story.  Perhaps he should write a silmarilion styled book

        • Anonymous

          Man, I just hope that that does not happen. ExA 4eva! 😛

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Stole the words from my mouth!! 🙂

    • Luckyjay17

      Completely agree with you. I actually went back to all the things Eragon-Arya related and to be honest it feels like this break is only like an intermission. I had to re read the prophecy as well & that too didn’t really make sense idk if it’s just me but an Epic Romance doesn’t really seem like a romance if nothing official has been made between 2 ppl. Yes Eragon & Arya have had their awkward, cute, &/or  private moments but you can’t call that romance. The last words of this book should have been “A New Beginning”.

  • Sureou

    I have already wrote what i think of the ending and that everything was really good except that eragon and arya didnt psysichally kissed.
    but i wanted to mention that i really really liked the mind game with galby! it was AMAZING!
    i thought myself that the vision of GALBY was actually good! CP made me think he was right! but than he changed my thinking about him by the reasons that nasuada mentioned.
    still… if galby wasnt threatening that he would kill the childs.. i thought he was right and good.

    – I wish to see more of TENGA. the gray race and i asked myself why eragon didnt take the blind man that could see eldunari and energy to find where the beloth the wise belt’s was?

  • Guest

    Where did the 7 words Brom told Eragon fit in through this entire series? When I was reading Book 4  and finishing it 2 days after it was released, I kept wondering, thinking: “Now its gonna pop up” or “Oh, he’ll just kill Galbatorix with that” or “Ohhhh, it must be the ‘Word'”… Was it Brom’s true name, or something completely different?

  • Chopin’s doppleganger

    Whoops! I love CP and Inheritance. Favorite author. Huge fan. Been reading the books for 7 years and what-not.

    Did anyone else notice in Eragon (not the character, the first book) Brom sent a message to the Varden and sent Aren with it for validation, but then in Brisingr, (again the book, not the true name for fire) in memory Brom left with Saphira to give to Eragon (the character) Brom is wearing Aren? . . and it’s after they had left Terim.

    Minor flaw . . (or maybe intentional?) Anywho, reminds me that though Christopher Paolini is an INCREDIBLE author, he’s still human. 🙂

    • Dom_modmod

      wow..good spot. never would have noticed. Did you also know that the elements BROMine and SELENIum are next to each other on the periodic table. Sneaky naming of the characters there

      • Chopin’s doppleganger

        Yes I follow CP twitter feed 🙂

    • Rtmordecai

      It’s just one of many examples of why he isn’t an incredible author!  He missed so much, and maybe that was partly his publishers for not giving him the team or his editor, but for real there is so much of that, not to mention, and I’ve said it before, the first book was SW A New Hope!  Maybe I just need to go over to Anti-Shurtugal, cause everyone is kissing way too much ass on all of these posts!

      • Chopin’s doppleganger

        Nah. I disagree with you. Which is fine. Different opinions. No problem, how ever I for one am not kissing any ‘donkeys’, I truly feel that way about the it all. CP INCREDIBLE author.

        I’m just sad he couldn’t please everyone at once.

        Oh well at least I really enjoyed the book!!!

        . . . (this is the part where I normally would put my thanks to Christopher for the incredible journey and what-not as I have in all my other comments. However I have to go eat thanksgiving dinner and I don’t have the time sooo . . short, quick and, sweet I’ll say)

        I am thankful this thanksgiving day for you Christopher Paolini!! Thank you writing your INCREDIBLE story.

        • Rtmordecai

          That’s the best part of this discussion board, people with totally different opinions sharing them with each other.  Your obviously entitled to your opinion and I wouldn’t be on here if I didn’t want to here and discuss it.  I just don’t know how people can point out, note, or otherwise bring attention to a flaw in what CP wrote, and then in the same sentence or comment call him a great or incredible author, compare his work to that of someone whose works are classics, and/or call this series their absolute favorite.  I’m not sure that everyone has given themselves enough time or thought about the book further than impressions, and now they’re revering CP and the series, when they seem to have recognized, but not embraced, that both are decent, average, fun, and, in the end, shallow.  There isn’t as much to these books as people want to make them out to have.

  • Callum

    Umm just had another couple thoughts, you know how Eragon conciders trying to bring Brom back? He completely forgets about the covorsation he had with him after Eragon forst used magic, about how distance afects magic ect. And Brom said NEVER try to bring someone back. Also is it just me or does Arya seem more relaxed after Islandzadi dies? I know they had a bad relationship but still… Oh and even though they didnt kiss, which they shouldve Eragon/Arya shared True Names and thats as deep as they could go, but it still wasnt a physical touch. As someone pointed out them holding hands and the way they walked on to the ship was heartbreaking. Atleast it leaves room for another book 😀

  • steve

    What my favorite part is that CP can continue eragons story with since many answers left out. Idk if I want another character in the book,like a new rider pov would be awkward. There are many books I have read where the trilogy ends but another starts a new story or scenario. If CP does this he will definitley be one amazing author. I think literature needs a new lengthy legend…lord of the rings, harry potter , ( there are other great books but these are most famous), inheritance sage….CP needs to start more books. Man the ending was great but i personally I can’t fulfill an ending in my head and that is what CP wants I think but im sorry he is the writer and I wanna hear it from him.

  • guest

    whats the deal with eragons guide to alagaesia? does the fact that there’s an unnamed shadow mean another book on it with eragon as the tutor like oromis was?

  • Cparson8101

    Alot of people are talking about alot of unanswerd questions. I remeber the final book in teh Sword Of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Confessor, the final book in the series, had a very simalar ending (a conclusion to a story arc but left with unanswered questions). The book was released in 2007. In time he revisited the Sword Of Truth universe with another book in 2011, begining a new story arc.

    So, for all you dissapointed fans, give it time. Christopher my yet surprise you with a new chapter in the life of Eragon and Saphira. Oh, and remember Arya never really rejected him this time around. Humans tend to be indecisive and hasty, where elves are not. Perhaps she thinks he is still not quite ready but with time. . . . .

    If he does decide to revisit Alagaesia in future book, and with the way Inheritence concluded leads me to belive there is a strong possibility, I would like to see the story skip ahead 5 to 10 years, where the riders ar begining to be restablished. Especially if he decides to begin a new story arc. Remember what Murtagh said, that they worse things then the razac out there.

    • John Rhodes

      Arya did not reject him, she accepted him. All this is simply a test of time.

    • Luckyjay17

      More than well said. Huge Sword of Truth fan so totally agree with you on that. The Inheritance Cycle may have ended but the it has only begun for Eragon, Arya, Saphira & a few of the other characters

  • Glaedr Elda

    I have to say that book four left me wanting more and the fact that there will not be another installment in the Inheritance cycle does not fit well for me. I feel that Christopher should make a small, maybe 500 page novel about the bringing up of the dragon riders. I must say I never wanted Arya and Eragon to get together in the previous novels but in this one it clicked for me that they must get together and I was disappointed that they did not.

    Do not get me wrong, I was very pleased with the fourth novel. CP once again took me through a journey, or rather finished a journey, through Alagaesia and I could not have asked for more from the final book. It is not in our judgement to tell Christopher how to write, the book is his vision and he wrote the book according to his vision. I think the fourth book was amazing! It saddens me that the series is over but I am glad i got to read the books.

    • Chopin’s doppleganger

      Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Erich

    The book was well written and I enjoyed reading it but like most other people, the ending between Arya and Eragon disappointed me. Eragon, Edlest, and Brisingr, appeared to show signs that Arya and Eragon would end up together and it made sense when added with Angela’s prophecy of Eragon’s epic romance but I found instead it was an epic cliffhanger and an epic let-down. I understand a person can come up with their own opinions on what will be but I would prefer to hear it from Christopher Paolini because it is his story to tell, he brought us Eragon and so I think he should leave us with the answer as well. 

    We could assume that Paolini stated that Arya and Eragon could never be but I would have preferred that if that were the case that he would have made it so that it was abundantly clear but instead an opening was left for the possibility for there to be a chance of their lives intertwining together or not at all and that is too cruel for those like me that were rooting for them to start a real relationship above friendship.

    I understand Paolini may return to the world of Alagaesia and Eragon but I would prefer he do that before opening up on another idea entirely because I do not think Alagaesia should leave just yet. We need a more adamant answer for Arya and Eragon as well as other things and I would miss the Dragons and the riders far too much to have to wait too long for their return.

    Hoorah! for pro Eragon and Arya!

  • Kathace.

    This is and always will be my favorite series, however, like most of you, the books left me with a sort of emptiness. It just doesn’t feel like it finished everything.

    For example:
    -What the Menoa Tree took from Eragon was never revealed.
    -Eragon having to leave “forever” didn’t make sense. He could have used the Word to make Vroengard inhabitable again, not to mention rebuild it with better fortifications. Even the eldunari and eggs could have remained in the vault of souls to be protected.
    -Eragon and Arya never got together, While I didn’t necessarily ship them, it still seemed like the romance was never completed.
    -Nasuada and Murtagh… Lets just say I was dieing to see them get together. The fact that their relationship was just as incomplete as Eragon and Arya’s bothered me.
    – Another point I’d like to make is that I didn’t wasn’t Arya to become the rider. I thought that was to obvious. Instead my vote was for Nasuada. Why? Because I wanted her to make her escape because the egg hatched for her and the dragon used its ultra powerful dragon magic to free her somehow. XD I know, a little outrageous but it wouldn’t have been expected.
    -My final complaint is that we didn’t get to know what Angela is. I was looking forward to that.

    Other then those things and a few other minor annoyances, the book was fantastic. I’m just grateful that he finally finished it. Took him long enough. I still think he is an amazing writer, one of the best I have read, and he should definitely write more. 

    • Bmystyl

      Exactly what I was thinking! And technically Vroengard is apart from Alagaesia so it would have fulfilled the prophecy!
      Another thing that I noticed was missing was Brom’s seven words!
      I also thought the end came much too quickly. Christopher skated over a month+ of Eragons activities after Galbatorix was defeated. 

      With all this said, I still enjoyed the book. I just think if these things would have been addressed, the series would have been stellar. 

  • I was soo dissapointed by the ending so i made my own: =)

    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.

     

     

     Im gonna cut this out and put it in front of the last page

    • callum

      YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mind if i borrow it? ill quote it 😉

    • Mikolas Joseph Čapoun

      I will do the same. I wish CP could see this. Thank You buddy!

    • John Rhodes

      Hey bro, lets get people together and write a book 5 together! 😛 What do you say?? I really want the people to take back power! XD

    • Anonymous

      I read it so many times, man this made me cry…it sounds really authentic.

      • James

        thanks man 

        • Anonymous

          hey bro, lets write a book together, wat do u say?

    • visionsinsleep

      I don’t think that would work, it’s too short of an edit. what CP should have done in my opinion is this.

      nasuada is working on a group of ‘sheriff magicians’, eragon should have stayed to at least pick them out.

      dathedr or whatever his name is, should have become the king, he knows MUCH more about elf politics and is more in the loop than arya.

      and now there should also be a group of ambassadors, one of each race.

      the ambassadors ferry the dragon eggs to find new riders,
      the ‘sheriff magicians’ keep new dragon riders in check, and then send them to eragon
      dathedr is king, which means arya is free

      arya goes to live with eragon and raise wild dragons, and keeps eragon in check while eragon teaches new riders who make their way to whatever lands he and arya discovers.

      i may have to give it a shot and fan-fic re write the last chapter this way and pretend the original chapter never existed. 

      so pissed that there was not at least even a kiss at the end if this is the way paolini is going to end it.

    • visionsinsleep

      also this wouldn’t break any of the rules of angela’s prophecy.

      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.

      she cannot say, so it means it could very well end happily.

      Beware of losing your way, for you are one of the few who are truly free to choose their own fate.

      i know this may be a contradiction, as one cannot choose if it is indeed fate. but lets say he is free to choose. he didn’t HAVE to leave, the whole thing is total bulls^)(t. lol

  • Anonymous

    why does everyone want arya and eragon to be together?
    i was happy that CP didn’t put them together especially since i dislike arya. 

    • callum

      why do you dislike her?

      • Anonymous

        i don’t know.
        i just don’t like her

      • Guest :D

        It might have something to do with his username being “Galbatorix”… lol

        • Anonymous

          your right

    • thelton

      I have to agree with you on this one. I think i it had been the happy ending where the guy gets the girl, his relations all become rich and famous, etc. etc. etc. I think that each book needs a little tragedy in it. The fact that they didn’t get together, same with Murtagh and Nasuada, kind of balances the fact that not many main characters of that generation died. There was Carn, but not many others. I think it was a great book and a great ending.

  • Jiveroy

    Good book. Well done. As many of you have said, I am bothered that all Eragon’s goodbyes appeared so final. He could have just had a tone of “I have to deal with the dragons… I’ll come back as soon as I can. ”
    I suspect it was CP’s way of saying goodbye to Eragon (at least to the Inheritance Cycle) in his own way. Still, it left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. Really there was no reason for that.

  • ch

    Was it just me in thinking that eragon could have used the name of the ancient language to negate any bad spells on Vroengard so that he could just raise the dragons there like the riders of old. Didn’t really get why that wouldn’t have worked out.

    • otterremixchamp

      Exactly! an plus vroengard wasn’t technically apart of alageasia right? so they coulda just chilled there an then he could have helped roran, gotten with Arya…. which also brings to think about the REAL ending. WHY can he not just come back?? I mean it took him like a day to leave Du Weldenvarden, so why can’t he just take trips back sometimes? I mean the fact he can’t come back is really stupid

  • Danae

    Katie-I think Nasuada was like 21, Murtagh was 18-19 ish, Eragon was 16, and Roran was 19. It’s not very clear. 

    • callum

      Yes, it was stated Nasuada was maybe 3-4 years older than Eragon but she was a few years younger than Orrin who was almost 30, Murtagh was 3 years older than Eragon I think, and Eragon turned 16 after Brom died when him Saphira and Murtagh were on their way to Gil’ead. So that would make him 16 or 17 in Inheretance and Roran was like 2 years older than Eragon.

      • Anonymous

        confusing

        • Callum

          Haha yup

  • Deschain

    I’ve got to say this one thing: I think the ending was as complete as could be given for the Inheritance Cycle. But one question remains; Am I the only one that read the Author’s Note at the back of the book, behind the dictionary? He said he won’t desert Alagaesia and stories therein. Give him a couple of years people. Let him create a new epic, and wait until he gets back into the groove. Right now he’s got the: If I build it. They will come.
    We have to have the: Sit down, shut up, and drink a beer.

  • thelton

    Why does no one think of the fact that by never returning it could again be the true name stipulation. Training dragons and the seclusion for a while could change him and then “he” wouldn’t be returning, but the new him. Its not like he is a rock or stability. He matured and changed throughout the series and with an immortal life ahead of him, thats a while.

    • Anonymous

      I hope so I would love to see him and Arya pursue their obvious loving relationship and the end broke my heart when they had to seperate

    • Amanda

      I thought about that. I think it’s a valid theory, except his fortune was told when he had a different name. It’s changed before but still he was subject to the prophecy, though that was sort of by choice..

  • Katie

    I have a general question, how old was everyone by this book? (everyone being Eragon, Murtagh, Roran, and Nasuada)

  • Oisin-ward

    Am I the only one who thought it was really good?

    • Shadeslayer

      Yes you are.

      • Blagden’s tales

        no you are not.

    • anonymous

      No, you are not. 

  • D_hofner

    let me prefaced this by saying i loved the inheritance cycle and i liked CP. But now that i have read the final book i would say that it feels like i have wasted 9 years of my life reading this cycle that has absolutely no resolution. i know this is his work of art and what not but come on CP the reason i liked you was because you put all of these details in your books but when writing the last one you refuse the answer allot of the questions you raised in all of the little details you put in the other books. don’t get me wrong the book was great but i dont think it should have been the last book. who knows maybe its a big joke and there is another book on the way who knows. but if not to you CP BOOOOOOOOOOO on you.

    • Blagden’s Tales

      NO. it’s a little thing called imagination, and leaving every ones interpretations open, and it’s a great way to end the book. it’s openly obvious that Arya will grow to love Eragon, you can see that  Firnen loves Saphira, and the riders bond will affect that. she is torn between who she is, should be, and wants to be. if you actually take time to think about the fact, that if, just if, Christopher answered every question or detail, why would anyone put any insight into what he did write? the fact that some, yes very annoying details have been left out is because we have to choose what happens next. Christopher did what every great writer does, empowers their readers into making decions themselves, insead of just taking in facts. so no, you haven’t wasted 9 years, and if you took in the fact that writes are supposed to ecxite their readers, not just tell them, you’d think otherwise.
      there, spiel completed.

  • hoke

    text me bro

  • Dan Dooley

    I think Paolini might have spoiled Arya as the rider early in the book. There is a section where she casts Brisingr and it’s described as being a green flame. I instantly thought about how Eragon’s magic flame being blue corresponds with saphira’s blue scales. So I linked this up with us knowing that the third dragon is green and Arya’s flame being green, and the fact that she would have been an obvious choice anyway kind of confirms it early in the book.

    I also feel as if the choice of her becoming queen does not really fit her, but possibly the position is not as important as we believe it. It seems when not at war the elves families keep pretty much to themselves and also the bonding with her Dragon could have changed her outlook on life.

    Anyone else think that Saphira is pregnant?

    • Guest

      PREGNANT???? Where the heck did you get that from? Firnen was less than a year old; I doubt he has the “proper cells” to get Saphira pregnant yet lol

  • Justinj42

    Eragon obviously returns. Everybody is wondering If he is, but where would “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia” fit in? The guide all but confirms that one day, Eragon and the riders return! Why has no one wondered about where the guide fits in?

  • Arya<3

    WHAT DOES LACUNA MEAN??

    • Santiln

      In spanish La Cuna means the craddle, I don’t know if that it’s the meaning he wished to give to it but it fits…

    • Amanda

      It can mean a gap of missing information or text too.

  • Imaronjongirl

    Was anyone else severely disappointed that is was just a band of Urgals and Kull that took out Galbatorix’s army in the spine? That mystery was one I was really looking forward too and the reality seems a little…blah. I was hoping it was some wild dragons or maybe that the Fanghur had chosen to side with the Varden, or that it was a whole new creature all together. Oh well… 

  • steve

    I believe that CP didn’t realize what he got himself into. So much was brought through the trilogy and so much unaswered. This leaves room for definitley more books. Howeverthe ending between eragon and arya is still not clear. Eragon know he can stay and says he cant return and he believes he will see arya but feels like he wont ever see her again? See what I mean the ending is a swirling mess of uncertainties. CP doesn’t realize now the inheritance trilogy is not his anymore, meaning that the people have put a great impact the last of his writings for this inhertiance cycle. I think he tried to please us with an ending that was a little unexpected but its gotten him in a worse mess i believe because now people want a fifth book to really finish the unfinished mysteries of romance and dragons world. From reading reviews people seem upset and unsettled or empty almost beaches it gave a gone with the wind / lord of thr rings ending. It’s sad that CP ended it with a hollow joy. Loved his books though

    • steve

      Sorry for grammatical errors wrote this on my phoneXP

    • dcri123

      First let me say that I absolutely love the books and I loved this one probably one of my favorites up there with Eldest…While I would agree with you that the ending left me feeling sad and somewhat empty….Don’t get me wrong I was dying to see something happen between Eragon and Arya…..I think all in all it was great. It’s a sad ending…So what people…it hurts, but honestly it’s CP’s book he can do what he wants….and honestly I think that gone with the wind and lord of the rings have some of the best endings ever….Especially lord of the rings. It’s just a lasting impact that you remember. Whoever said that Arya and Eragon won’t be together later? It’s a mystery on that CP lets the readers anguish over. No matter how many millions of people love and follow his books they are still HIS BOOKS no matter what, you can’t dictate to an author, instead just write yourself! 🙂 (Not talking specifically to “you” just saying in general)

      • steve

        Haha no offense taken I agree with everything you said I would have taken longer measures to make my post more detalied but yeah fone. Gone with the wind and lord of the rings are amazing my favorites. I know that in my head arya and Eragon will be everlasting however confirmation would make my reading life haha. He is my favorite author I just wanted a hooray ending but then cant be selfish can i haha. I think though this is not over at all too many forums and people are desiring another book or whatever he can come up with to continue the story. With a fan base this big I’m sure he will try and continue the books in a way we readers would like.

        • dcri123

          Yeah I hear that. And I would so agree with you…I wanted a hooray ending as well.

  • hoke

    So I got done rereading Inheritance yesterday. I was pretty sad at the ending again, maybe a little more sad this time, but I saw that Eragon and Arya’a epic romance was definitely being fulfilled. At the end of the chapter Firnen when he and Arya exchange their true names, and they hold hands while waiting for Saphira and Firnen to return… That has to be some of the truest love I’ve ever seen. And at the end when they walk arm in arm and wait on the ship together without saying a word was absolutely heartbreaking. 
    So even though they didn’t end up kissing at the end I was still happy with the way it ended. The fact that they told each other their true names and the way they held each other in silence on those two occasions proves to ME that they love each other, and that their love will span generations. I’m sure that Eragon will return to Alagaesia someday, and I hope that Christopher writes about it at a future point.
    On a side note, I dreamed about Inheritance last night, but it ended a little differently. It wasn’t the exact story, but it was similar. Basically, at the end they kissed, but they were even more sad because they didn’t want to leave

    • steve

      Let’s hope he writes about them later:)

  • EB

    I think I can speak on behalf of most Inheritance Cycle fans in saying that I was disappointed in the movie Eragon. Obviously, the solution that everyone is coming up with is to remake it. It’s understandable that with the series ending (for now at least), people would like to have the movies to look forward to, much like Harry Potter fans were able to do when that series concluded. On this blog alone, I’ve read countless complaints about the movie, and about all of the problems with it. I could list off all of the problems right now, but if you’ve read the book, and seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about. Based on these problems, I’m all for a remake. So are countless Inheritance fans all over the web. Just now, I googled “eragon remake” and it came up with a bunch of petitions to remake Eragon. People care about this, because they know that Christopher Paolini’s story needs to be told. Remaking this movie, and proceeding to make Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance would be great for the fans and influence others to read the series. I myself never would have read the Harry Potter series if I hadn’t seen the first movie all those years ago. Optimistic though I am, I certainly have my doubts. Has anyone heard of a movie being remade just five years after the original? Now, this isn’t to say that they have to remake it today, but most retakes take time, and it would take an enormous effort for this to happen in the foreseeable future. So, insignificant as I am, I call upon you guys, the fans. Go online, sign these petitions, do what you can. Influence others to read the series so we have more people on our side. On this blog, I’ve read about people being sad that the series is over, and that they don’t want it to end, and that Christopher Paolini needs to right another book. Well, for now, he has done his part. It’s time for us fans to make our contribution to this series. We may fail, but let’s do our best to make this happen. Again, I’m just another nobody, another face in the crowd, another fan, but if enough of us nobodies make our voice heard, we just might have a chance.

    • dcri123

      I agree with you on two things….first I HATED the movie….it had absolutely nothing to do with the book other than it had dragons and they had the same names and Eragon said “brisingr”….The worst was Arya!!! A dainty blonde twirling elven princes…..sickening…but this post isn’t to vent. The second thing I agree with you on is that I would love them to re-make the move. HOWEVER I don’t think it would work very well. The reason I say this is because I think of all the books to movies that have been successful and they are VERY few and far between. I can only think of 2 franchises that have done this successfully. Lord of the Rings and Harry potter. And even Harry Potter is stretching it….Now before everyone kills me let me explain myself. I loved the Potter movies….never read the books really considering to now though…but I loved them!! However I have a lot of close friends that loved the books but were so disappointed in the movies. The reason for this is because as always so much more happens in the books. Now this is just an opinion of mine but let me know what you think. I think that more recent books (such as Potter) and Eragon are so much harder to make into movies because the style of writing has changed so much. Fantasy novels are all written in such a “present tense” adventure setting. Think about everything that happens in the inheritance cycle it is all pretty much back to back adventure. Now imagine trying to capture all of that in a movie. You have to take the key moments and leave out alot of “stuff” the problem is that with this series all that “stuff” is everything that we love! I just think it would be extremely hard. If they were to do it I would want someone like Peter Jackson to do it. I think one of the main reasons LOTR was so successful is first….because Peter Jackson had an amazing vision for it and did an awesome job. BUT second if you read lord of the rings the writing style is just so different than today’s novel. It’s not “present tense action” its almost written like a history textbook. It’s telling the story almost as a narration. Ultimately I think that it makes it a little easier to tell the story that way. Then again I could be making everything up and be totally wrong. Any thoughts?

      • Callum

        Make ayone of us the director and youd have a great movie 😀 im sure of it

      • EB

        You make a lot of good points. I just got through watching the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and you’re right. The directors were able to do their own thing with the movie, while still staying true to the original story line. I totally get what you said about the Harry Potter movies. I’ve read the books, and at times, I’ve been disappointed to an extent to see that they left some things out. However, I’ve learned to accept them for what they are. If you watch some of the special features in these movies, you’ll see how serious the directors and crew were about keeping J.K. Rowling happy, and not getting too far away from the books. In Eragon, I don’t think the same respect was given to Christopher Paolini. I don’t know how involved he was in the movie making process, but if a remake did happen, I think he would have to play a bigger part in order for it to be successful. All in all, it really comes down to the question, would you rather have the movies or not? I guarantee every Harry Potter fan, and everyone who has made money off the series would say they want the movies, regardless of potential disappointments. I think the same would go for Inheritance fans, but unlike the first Eragon movie, the remake would have to be a lot truer to the story line. So in turn I’ll ask you, any thoughts?

  • Yami Davya

    I finished the book two days ago and been trying to
    make sense of my emotions…

    As a lot of you have said before, the ending …. was
    very disappointing and it is not as if I would have liked it to be a happily
    ever after thing, but at least it should make some sense!

    Along the whole story I had my doubts that CP would
    managed to built Galbatorix in the flesh once presented. But it was marvelous,
    realistic, believable, and better yet, the show down was everything it should
    have been. And the way he was destroyed made perfect sense, it didn’t feel
    forced nor did it was simplistic or absurd.

    So after something that good, we get an ending that is
    illogical, unfulfilling  and lacking? *sigh*

    He finally had managed to give authenticity to his
    story, to separate it from the Lord of the Rings and all other stories it has
    been related to. So he ruins it by pulling a Lord of the Rings ending? Disappointing…

    My points:

    1) Arya has always been a lacking character along the
    series,  but she was growing much more
    defined along the last two books, she had managed to achieve a little amount of
    depth and honesty and in the end she turns her back to what she was and becomes
    Queen? I get the whole discussion about “duty” and selflessness she
    has portrayed along the series but it is as if she has gained or learned
    nothing from the whole story. Yes she is a little bit more open and less
    distant, but come on… you’ve helped in destroying the order of the world,
    that has to change you a little bit more than that…

    And in the end all the contact you get between her and
    Eragon is the exchange of true names in a sort dramatic-it cannot be-but-have-the
    most-important-knowledge-of-me-to remember thing?  Again I understand the importance of that, but
    the knowledge of the other is not the only thing that matters in relationships,
    because knowledge cannot replace emotion, need or body memories. Again one
    would think she has learned something about that, about laugh, kisses, songs,
    love and contact, but in the end she ends up like before.

     

    2) Among the things that bothered me the most were all
    the loose ends… He was so secretive about them all when he was asked, and for
    what? So he can write another book where may be we’ll know? People have said
    that all the things he left unaccounted for gave the world more depth and
    helped imagine better, I disagree, it is one thing to add colours, and details
    to your world and other completely different to refer to them with great
    importance first and then omitting them completely. One has to know when to
    write about the lower part of the iceberg and when one shouldn’t. This caused
    again the books to feel incomplete.

    It appears to me he created all that stuff just in
    case he needed it.

     

    3) And last… Eragon’s decision to leave. Ok let’s
    say it was the only way… and in fact he did need to raise the dragons
    somewhere else (which is questionable) because he has learned about duty and
    bla bla bla … what’s up with the over melodramatic  “I won’t ever return”. There is no
    logical explanation to that, even after reading what he said about being too
    powerful and stuff. It feels forced, it doesn’t go with the story, it is just a
    way of fulfilling the prophecy… a really disappointing conception of fate and
    destiny, it goes against the whole story.

     

    I’ll stop here

    • Rtmordecai

      I totally agree with your 3rd point, and actually the rest.  He is one rider, possibly the most powerful, even more so than Murtagh or Arya, though it doesn’t completely feel that way.   So he’s decided that he has too much power, and will leave Alegasia, and the only riders that are still there are both untrained, one of which is completely unstable with a dragon who is barely in grasp of his sanity.  It seems like him leaving may have worked if he had stayed for longer to make sure that there is lasting peace after such a long and bloody conflict, but he goes as soon as he can?  The other thing is that if he can get there on a boat, why is it so secluded.  The biggest threat to him and the dragons, is other riders or dragons.  So if the location is practical for them to come and go once they’re “ready”, then what protection can it really give?  

      The other thing CP seemed to miss with it is that most of the eggs found in the VoS were to rebuild the natural dragon population.  Now we’re supposed to believe that the race that has suffered near extinction and is considered to be one of only two races that can call Alegasia their first and only home is to be carted off to some yet to be discovered land so that they don’t eat to much of the Dwarves livestock?  How does that fit with the fact that the riders lasted for thousands of years in Alegasia, along with the Natural Dragons, some of which were absolutely enormous next to even Gleadr let alone Saphira or any of the dragons that would hatch for the next 50-100 years?  We understand that you want to take the story in a certain direction, you just have to write it so that it makes sense!  He just wasn’t true to his story.  

      I also posted how “Frodolike” Eragon’s departure was.  The ending to LOTR was amazing, and heartbreaking.  I don’t think that the end of Inheritance was bad because it wasn’t happy, I respect CP a little more since it was, but it just didn’t make any sense.

    • Bigboss8204

      Your 1st point about Arya is defintely true. She expressed through the entire series her lack of desire to be solely with the elves, which is why she decided to be their ambassador. It didn’t really make sense to me for her to become Queen, especially after Firnen hatched. She knows that the Riders were supposed to remain separate from other races, yet she still choose to be Queen…

      I agree most with the 3rd point. Why does Eragon have to bend to a prophecy of him leaving forever? He is no longer the same person he was, yet he binds himself to a prediction made when he was a completely different person. 
      Also, I don’t understand why he thinks he’s too powerful. As often shown in the series, Murtagh and Arya both can best him in weapon combat, and he still has much to learn with mind combat. Without the advantage of the Eldunari, Eragon wouldn’t be stronger then either of them : Saphira could beat Thorn and Firnen, but still Eragon would lose. Vrael never said he was too strong, and he was the Leader of the whole Order. Since I doubt Eragon is stronger than Vrael was, I don’t understand why Eragon brings that point up. Especially since he is currently still checked by other powers. Yes, he knows The Word, but so does Murtagh.

      Rtmordecai brings up an excellent point. The entire Order existed before, and there was never any question about how the dragons got their food. Why is that an issue now?

      I don’t mean to bash, i absolutely love this book. But I think i speak for many, many people when i say Eragon needs to come back in time.

  • Saphira7425

    YES! just finished reading the book! It was
    excellent. I am so happy that I got one theory correct 🙂 There where dragon
    eggs in the VOS! Whoo! Of course I was a bit upset that Arya and Eragon didn’t
    get together… And I have a bunch of theories on Angela and what or who she
    is… Also what happened to the Belt with diamonds in it? That just kind of disappeared…ahh
    loose ends have to tie into another story somewhere… But, a story loses its
    depth when all the history of the land is told. I think it was J.R.R. Tolkien
    who said something very much like that. Still I can’t stand it when I don’t
    know everything. All said it was a well written book such as I have come to
    expect from CP.

  • Paulio6

    Mike, when are you guys going to start the Book 4 PodCasts.  The ones leading up to Inheritance were AWESOME and I can’t wait to hear your, Chris, and Lauren’s thoughts (although most of us know them already through posts here).  Also, it would be great to hear more fan theories as many people think the series left too many loose ends and maybe talk to CP again now that he can answer more questions, hopefull with less “no comments”.  

    • Callum

      Lol, i was about to go ask that question, byt yea when do you think they will come out, im really looking forward to them

  • Elijah Ball

    First off, i really did like the book up until…

    second, omfg i do not like the ending. i really wanted eragon to end up with arya. it would almost have been better if one of them had died. i have hope that they will some how end up together in the (hopefully) next book. christopher paolini has said he will definitely be returning to the world of alagaesia, but not as book 5, but rather as a separate novel set some time in the future (or perhapse a prequel). anyways, she should go to live with him wherever he ends up. she did say “in 5 or 10 years…”

    third – i would have really liked to find out more about angela… cp just taunted us with having her whisper to the priest who she was… thats just mean

    fourth – i really fucking wanted to know what broms 7 words were. how could you mention something like that (a dying riders last(ish) words!!!!!) and then not talk about it for the next (and final) three books!?!

    5th – the way they killed galbatorix was very well written. i didnt see it coming. – i figured he had discovered The Word, but didnt think murtagh learned it.

    6th – murtagh needs to end up with nasuada. in my mind he spent however long he needed wandering the world then came back to be with her. =]

    7th – roran and katrina’s ending was nice. definitely didnt feel that anything was missing there, with the whole earldom and whatnot.

    8 – they should have found oromis’s sword…

    9 – i was expecting more important people to die. it doesnt seem… realistic, i guess, that so many people cp spent time on would live. i guess im just used to how JKR killed half the people in HP…

    10 – i cant think of anything else. what do you think?

  • Umaroth

    I believe the Menoa Tree either took or gave something to Eragon.  In Brisnger after the MTree gave up the brightsteel, Eragon feels an itch or something in his gut…..The book never gives any indication if it was for better or worse.  There are so many different ways this could shape out…The elf who gave her life to become the MTree(something like that), wasn’t she willing to die because of her grief over the deaths of her loved ones caused by the Dragons?  I kind of want to believe she took away Eragon and Saphira’s ability to reproduce or something along those lines…..Another idea I had is that maybe it was some type of magic that gave the MTree the ability to see/sense what Eragon/Saphira go through….I would have really liked if CP would have finished this bridge.

  • Dutchguy

    Why is the English version way bigger than the Dutch one (±850 pages vs. ±700 pages…)?
    I hardly believe its only because of the translation… I mean 150 (!!!) pages… Like I missed 10 chapters…

    Anyone knows?

  • Santiln

    Today I confirmed that Paolini never kissed a woman and that he wanted his protagonist to suffer the same fate. Worst ending for a romance ever

    • Bigboss8204

      LOL, i really don’t want to be mean, but i agree. No matter how cliche a final kiss is, it needed to happen. In fact, Its a cliche for a reason: we expect it, and its what we, as people, seek in our lives. Love in the end. Denying it was very cruel of CP :[

  • Ben

    Finally got my book yesterday.. gotta keep reading so Cya soon

  • Vyrux

    Wait what happened to the seven words Brom said? And I REALLY wanted Eragon to bring him back to life. Also The VoS was kinda depressing because i kinda was obvious what was in it! I’m still a big fan of yours CP and the “inheritance Cycle” will always be my favorite series, but please make another book!!!

  • Vyrux

    I think that it was a awesome way to end the book, but not end the series. But I also think that he should definately make another book, right after he left. There is so much things left unrelsolved. So even if its not part of the “Inheritance Cycle” he should still make another book. If he does, it can’t be part of the “Inheritance Cycle” because  he said “The End” so yea. Like if you agree!

    • John Rhodes

      I agree, if this was the last book, then this REALLY sucks. There are so many things that still remain un-answered. But, this might just be the beginning of something greater. CP has his whole life ahead of him, and he has a lot of time to write. I just hope that he comes back to the Eragon world soon.

      • Vyrux

        True but even still, it will have to be a brand new series!

    • otterremixchamp

      this is probably the most well put comment so far. I totally agree that it was a wonderful BOOK ending just not a good SERIES ending. You have totally embodied the feelings ive had toward inheritence since i finished it 😀

  • Hehe

    I give Katrina and Elaine 10-15 years before they die.  CP doesn’t seem to like mothers so much does he?  Roran’s mom, Eragon’/Murtagh’s mom, Katrina’s mom, Arya’s mom…

    • Elijah Ball

      well, aryas mom lived for hundred(s?) of years…

    • bryan hershburger

      Hahaha i did not notice that. lol

    • Bigboss8204

      Arya’s mom has lived for ages, so I don’t know about that…

  • Twinsane8

    I was disappointed that we still didn’t find out what the Menoa tree took from Eragon. Eragon even revisited the tree, but the tree never tells him what she took, and Eragon never figures it out! It was one of the biggest mysteries of the series, and it was left totally unresolved! If anyone else figured it out, or if I missed something, please let me know! 
    But other than that, I thought the book was awesome, not perfect, but still awesome.

    • callum

      i now think she GAVE him the final urge to leave, like the point that made him leave while they were debating where to raise the new riders

    • Guest

      i dont think it took anything from him…it seemed to me like the tree was shocked that Eragon would come to it to repay her, when he could easily have ignored his side of the deal. I think that the tree decided not to ask anything from him.

      • Odelia Fdes

        I think  the tree wanted eragon to leave alageasia, and so both the times she jst tells him to leave. and then in the end eragon decides to leave even though acc to  me it wasnt necessary for him to leave. he could have done some hard work to make a rider’s city there itself
        so i think the tree put in him a desire to  leave and he heard the prophecy and thought he is fulfilling  the propecy and so he left

  • Anonymous

    how did arya learn the name of the ancient language?
    Eragon tells the queen only he, Murtaug, Arya, and the dragons know it, but i looked in the book and it says that when eragon flies after Murtaug, murtaug removes the spells that galby put to make everyone forget the Word, then tells the Word to eragon. It also doesn’t say that eragon told arya as that would be important.
    also does angela know the Word?

    • Vyrux

      all of saphira, eragon, arya, and the dragons mind were connected i think, correct me if im wrong

      • Anonymous

        eragon was at a distance and couldn’t keep his mind linked to arya

        • Sl1ver

          arya was in the same “room” where galbatorix said the word..and they were standing besides of the fight between eragon and murtagh and then when he turned around and said the word to galbatorix to take the spells from him…so i think they must have heard the word there.(or wasnt murtagh taking the spells from galb with the word?did he use another spell?i dont know if that could work)…but if thats the case then elva also should have heard the word..dunno,but thats my explanation from where she knows it

          • Anonymous

            eragon couldn’t remember it when galby said it so how could arya

          • Shur’tugal

            Either their minds were still joined when it happened or Eragon told her later and paolini didnt talk about it because it is implied,… Its not as big a deal as you make it to be.

  • Graves

    The fifth book left me feeling…..empty!

    • Tavisgil

      That was the fourth book you derp…

    • Elijah Ball

      that is exactly how i’ve been feeling, but i couldnt put it into words. i lived with this world for 8-9 years… and the timing is perfect with the whole plot n such because i’m leaving home in a month or so…

  • Anonymous

    i don’t get how CP put about 2-3 months in each book, but at the end of Inheritance he fit about a year in 4-5 pages

  • Anonymous

    which of the 5 books (eragon’s guide to alegasia as the 5th) did you guys like the best.
    personally my favorite was the 2nd half of Brisingr and the 1st half of inheritance

    • noyb

      same

    • THEREDDRAGON

      hmm my favorite’s still eragon and second best inheritence

  • Anonymous

    did anyone else want arya to die?
    i honestly didn’t like arya and i know if their was a dislike button i would get hundreds but honestly i was wishing that arya would die somehow.

    • noyb

      i love her, but it wouldve been a major twist

      • THEREDDRAGON

        THE book requires an epilogue , even harry potter had one…
        and arya’s jerk she should’ve died or left with him

        • Anonymous

          i CP made an epilogue he would have closed off any more future stories about eragon.
          JK Rowling put an epilogue in Harry Potter because she didn’t want to write anymore about HP but chris stated that he wants to return to eragon’s world.

          • THEREDDRAGON

            He wants to return to alagesia, yes but he said using other characters and not eragon..
            JK says she’ll return to the world of hogwartz too but from some1 else’s view…
            I personally agree with one of the fellows below that the fifth book should be the epilogue to the series from one of the new riders POV so we know wat happens to eragon and the others

          • onefowlswan

            I think that JK Rowling said that she would write a prequel though. She does not want to return to Hogwarts AFTER Harry, and she does not want to write about the ‘second generation’, as it were.

          • THEREDDRAGON

            i don’t care about jk owling though i just want more to eragon

          • Luckyjay17

            Nope. I would totally dislike that. He should still have Eragon as the main character. It would be cool to have little glimpses of a new rider though. Like he’d done with Roran or Nasuada

    • Shur’tugal

      WHAT THE HELL!!!!!! WHY!!!

    • Dom_modmod

      Dislike

  • Callum

    If CP just wrote a epilogue where Eragon&Arya finally just got together id be soo much happier…

    • Elijah Ball

      exactly. that whole thing was so freakin sad. she should go live with him wherever he ended up.

    • John Rhodes

      Exactly. I just want them to be happy man! 😛

      Btw…dnt 4get murtagh! 😛

  • REMAKE THE MOVIE!

    Now that the Cycle is over, can we work together to get a movie remake? Somebody wrote this on Tumblr and I thought it was hilarious.  Someone send/mail to CP/Fox please?

    “Why is it,” he asked, speaking slowly as he organized his thoughts,
    “that no one in the Inheritance fandom ever refers to our movie by
    name? We say ‘The movie which must not be named’, but we never actually
    say the name of the movie. Surely they know of the movie! I don’t even
    remember seeing the name mentioned in their tinychats… Isn’t that
    strange?”
    “Did none of your lessons speak of this?” asked Arya. She seemed genuinely surprised
    “I think,” he said, “Glaedr mentioned something about it to Saphira, but
    I’m not exactly sure…” He laughed a little, embarrassed by his lapse…
    “What he spoke of,” said Arya, “was Du Namar Aurboda. The Banishing of Names.”
    “The Banishing of Names?”
    “It was one of the most significant events of the Inheritance Fandom.
    When the fangirls and boys united to watch the movie and realized how
    bad it was – that your character was BLONDE for crying out loud – the
    fans grew so angry, every fan vowed never to speak of it again.
    Together, they stripped the movie and cast of it’s name, quotes, and
    images, and vowed never to speak of it again. They disowned the movie
    completely.”

    -“What Eragon Movie?” Explained

    • Shadeslayer

      XD

    • Hehe

      I don’t think it will matter if we send it to Fox productions.  They didn’t even read the book.

      • bigmike

        This summer, we should march the lawns of Fox! Make them either remake Eragon, or redeem themselves with a newly recasted in the make of Eldest that is at least half as epic as the book! Whose with me?!?  >: (

        • GooperChickenFace

          The small majority of Fox productions thought the movie was as good as it could have been. While the fast majority of fans and the general public know it was horrible and could have been far faaaarr better. This only means one thing OCCUPY FOX!!! 

          • bigmike

            I have a ram perfect for the seige….. This might actully work. Its the woodstock of Inheritance going down here aint it? >: ) hehehe

  • Reality Check

    How many people are going to be mad if CP’s next Alagaesia book doesn’t even mention Eragon/Arya?  A lot of people are saying the ending is “okay” because they’re expecting the 5th book to continue Eragon’s story.  I don’t think soooooo.  50 bucks says it’ll be on that teenage girl and woman with scars.

    • Horsegal4ever

      It will have to mention Eragon and Saphira. Unless it’s set in the past. And even then there might be a prophecy or something. But no one, at least not that I’ve seen, is saying that the next book will focus on Eragon or Arya or both. It will be someone completely different, new, with all our favorite characters coming in from the sidelines, as secondary characters or even just help from history or something.

      • anonymous

        CP has said in at least two interviews (the Early Show interview and on suvudu) that he plans on returning to the world of Eragon. I may be jumping on semantics, but I’m thinking that if Eragon weren’t going to be a part of his future writings, he would say “the world of Alagaesia”. I’m thinking Eragon will almost certainly be a part of the future writings. 

        • Guest

          not to mention, Eragon and Saphira will likely live for a very, very long time, so if the book focuses on Bladesinger and Wolfeyes, the two most likely will be alive. I think that there would have to be some mention of them.

          but then I also thought that CP would end the series well, so…

        • Shur’tugal

          Honestly I dont really care all that much I mean I would love another book dont get me wrong but just as long as Eragon and Arya, and Saphira and Firnen end up together I dont really care what the next book is about.

      • anonymous

        CP has said in at least two interviews (the Early Show interview and on suvudu) that he plans on returning to the world of Eragon. I may be jumping on semantics, but I’m thinking that if Eragon weren’t going to be a part of his future writings, he would say “the world of Alagaesia”. I’m thinking Eragon will almost certainly be a part of the future writings. 

    • guest

      Itd be cool if Eragon and Arya had a kid and the book was focused on their kid and he/she was a rider.

  • saphira

    i read the authors note, and  it said that CP wasnt giving up on alegasia. my wish is that he writes one last book (mabe in the perspective of a new rider?) and through it tells what happens. its too sad that he just leaves and never comes back. inheratence was the best book ever, and i really hope we get an epilouge. CP, if you read there, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write another book!!

    • Odelia Fdes

      I wish the next book would be from angel’s prospective. shes the most interesting character and the only person with a sense of humor in the book

  • ShruikanStud

    Inheritance was beautiful. It was amazing to read and I cant wait for the next book.

    • John Rhodes

      lol….exactly what everyone is saying….there NEEDS to be another book. This is just the endo of an arc or sth.

  • saphira

    he needs to write an epiloug. its so sad how eragon just leaves his whole life!! i anything, we NEED a fith book that has at least a little bit of what happens next. i wan to see the rebuilding of the dragons!!!

    • John Rhodes

      I dnt want an epilogue, I want a book…or better…an entire series! 😛

  • Laserboy232

    i have one idea why now why galbatorix was so difficult to kill, when murtaugh used the name of the ancient language against the king there was a whirlwind of fire, and eragon thought he saw spirits fly away. what if galbatorix was really a shade i know brom said that a dragon would never consent to bear a shade but shruikan was insane. im not sure just a idea. and what were the seven words? i re-read the book but i still didnt find them, if some could tell me what page thier on that would be amazing

    • onefowlswan

      Maybe those were the ‘spirits’ or consiounesses of any eldunari he was using, or that he had used magic to bind to his will? I have no ideas other than that though.

    • Saphira7425

      The seven words of Brom where never mentioned…

  • TheGreekGirl348

    I understand that Eragon had to go to some far off land and all, but to NEVER return? What?! That’s the one thing that killed me. That’s what bothered me most. After everything, after all his travels, all is adventures, all the relationships built and destroyed in Alagaesia, he just…leaves? His new niece? Arya? Roran? Nasuada? Murtagh? Brom? And all the other countless people? It left me hoping that somehow the prophecy had a double meaning or something. I wanted so bad to see what it would be like in a land filled with dragons and Riders and magic everywhere. And what about Saphira and Fernin? Is she going to lay an egg now? (LOL!) I dunno, I liked the book in general, but I did feel like he rushed to wrap up everything in the end. Like, one by one the unresolved problems presented themselves to Eragon for him to fix/tie up. From this comment, it may sound I didnt like the book, but thats not true! I truly did. But the only thing keeping me from feeling bitter is the promise that one day there will be another book about Alagaesia.

    Long live Eragon and Saphira! <3

    • Shur’tugal

      Ive said it before and ill say it again CP never actually did say Eragon never returns there is always a possibility that this isnt the last time he leaves

    • John Rhodes

      Yea, this time he may have to leave…but he may be able to come back….I think the time he will have to leave, will have far more reasons and far more consequences. And, I am sure he is not going to travel too far…I mean Vroengard was not that far from Alagaesia.

  • StrongHammerFTW

    Roran was my favorite character in this series. I loved how he always came up with remarkable solutions to impossible situations. I would have enjoyed more about his “magic problems” but at the same time I feel it was right that he remained frustrated. 
    As for the ending of the book, I thought it was more good than bad. Like others have said, it was left wide open for the possibility of other books. Out of all that happened, I cannot help but still feel hurt that Arya and Eragon didn’t at least physically embrace/kiss. Oh well! I also think that making Arya queen is completely contrary to her previous beliefs. I dunno, just what I thought! Anyways, what an amazing finnish to a thrilling series!! 

    ~Vroengard? I haven’t the slightest clue why that wasn’t a major possibility to raise the dragons.
    ~Angela the Soothsayer? 😉
    ~Can someone please make a decent movie out of these books?!
    ~Seven words? What do you think they were, I have my ideas.
    ~Menoa tree?
    ~I don’t know If you saw this post but what one tricky fan wrote was what if Alagaesia’s name changes. Just like how the land and places of our day can and have. What if Eragon many years later does in fact return, but it’s not called Alagaesia anymore. >:) tricky tricky.
    ~Thats about all I can think of atm, what do you guys think?

    • guest

      Well wouldn’t Suruda not be part of Alagaesia? He could have gone there. Also could it be possible to change the prophesy with the word? I think with the word you could create your own future lol. I agree with what you said, and wouldn’t Vroengard not technically be part of Alageasia? If he wanted a place hard to reach I think that is better than a place he could reach by a boat like he does at the end. Seriously how does traveling down a river make you hard to reach? Going across an ocean with giant eel dragons seems much harder to get to, not to mention the volcanoes. And what rider would want to abandon their old life to travel down a river to the middle of no where(Eragon not included sadly)? And couldn’t he jump back over the border back into Alagaesia proving the prophesy wrong? I think I have come up with many solutions to his prophecy and proved the ending sucked.

      • Vyrux

        “Your fate will be to leave this land forever. Where you will end up I know not but you will never again stand in Alagaësia.” So he doesn’t leave “THE LAND” because angela sees it in his future it’s because he has to to raise the dragons

      • Shur’tugal

        When did CP ever say it was Eragon’s last time in Alagaisia!!!!!!! come on guys it probably isnt Angela never said he would never return the first time he left. come on guys im getting sick of having to keep saying this!!!!!

    • Elijah Ball

      yeah, he definitely needed to kiss her on the boat. 

  • Ryan

    I dont get why people dont like the ending.  Eragon did what he had to do and it leaves it wide open for possiblities of another book if CP wants to.   I thought it was great the unpredictable way in which Eragon killed Galbatorix.  I was expecting him to get whooped and somehow stab him at the last second and kill him.  A great book I thought and hopefully there will be another one about how the riders grow back to being how they once were

    • Elijah Ball

      as for me (and im guessing most ppl) its eragons relationship with arya that makes the ending so bittersweet. 

      i agree that the way he killed galbatorix was awesome, and cp definitely needs to write another book.

  • Tara

    Sorry if I’m just reposting everyone else’s comments but all in all I LOVED the book.  So much Murtagh <3 and I was happy he was able to redeem himself.  Yes the ending was rushed and everything seemed kind of wrong in a way and all of those relationships we watched grow over the series just ended.  And all that theorizing over what it actually meant to "leave alagaesia forever" was pointless…fun but it was overthinking it.  In the end it meant exactly what it said.  And Nasuada becoming queen and Arya the green rider = most obvious outcome that was surprising just because it was so obvious.  One thing I thought was great was that the Belt went missing and I think if CP returns to this world it should come up again.  But what about Tenga? and the Gray People? and the other Ra'zac?  As for the first two I'm kinda glad he left them mysteries but how could Eragon leave Alagaesia with the threat of Razac still lurking?  I could write a million comments but I'll limit myself.  I was very satisfied with this book and I still can't believe its over. Also I finally got to meet Christopher Paolini in Philly and he signed all of my books 😀  This series had kept me entertained for eight years and it will continue to be my favorite.  It has been a pleasure reading every single page and it has inspired me to write.  I love the Inheritence Cycle and what seems like a rushed ending to me now does not change that.  I plan on rereading all of the books again.

  • MusicMan

    Everyones seems to be disappointed with this fantastic book, and I honestly don’t see why. Were all the questions answered? No, but if you listened/read the interviews with CP, he TOLD us that there would be a lot of unanswered questions. He has said that he left them open so he could revisit the series if needed. Now, did I see Eragon finding a new home for the Riders? No, I was expecting him to go to Vroengard and start over from there using magic to cleanse the island, but I like the fact that he didn’t, it gives our beloved hero a chance to start completely fresh, with HIS Order, not the old Order. Eragon changing the pact was awesome, and the right thing to do. I can’t wait to see an Urgal with a Rider’s Blade haha. I think this was the best book by far, and I can’t wait until he revisits the world , if he indeed does. Either way, Paolini is on my fav. authors list forever now.

    • Shur’tugal

      Hell yeah!… Very well said!!

      • Elijah Ball

        if/when there’s another book, all will be fine. =] hopefully… =

        • Shur’tugal

          Yeah hopefully.

  • Andrew.Birrell

    Great book, however just as many others I also thought the book felt incomplete. So many things didn’t happen which should have. I felt the cycle could have had 2 extra books so CP wouldn’t have had to rush to finish as I feel the book has been. The ending was disappointing no more no less. It was abrupt, unprovoked and I as the reader felt no closure. I wish Eragon could have used the word of words to restore Vroengard and then not had to leave everything behind. I read the acknowledgements however I hope that another book is written containing some of these characters to provide a more appropriate ending to my favorite series.

  • Sureou

    Well… i finished the book, satisfied but not to much happy about it, i will miss it!
    I think CP done everything he could to solve almost everything.. in my opinion it wasn’t the best way to do it but it was i think the only way Eragon could kill galby and answering the problems of alagaesia.

    -I hoped that nasuada will surrender and become the next greeny rider and not willingly fight eragon and the others… the Vault of souls was disappointing, I thought it would be something else and not eldunari maybe the gray old race? that was mentioned before as strong race that just dissapeared.
    i wanted tenga to take bigger part in the book – i thought the best way eragon could kill galby is if he knew how to draw the energy from fire after tenga will teach him this was my theory and the book was a bit dull.

    BUT although i hoped for something else, it was AMAZING and a really clever.. the urgals as riders, is a good idea as a solution.

    the only thing that i really wanted was a sad small kiss from arya to eragon, that would end the book way better than it has ended. (although i read the comment of someone here that said it was like a marriage. a really good idea!)

    thank you cp it was increddible.

    • Cyppwnsdrake

      Is it just me? Or does no-one seem satisfied with this book?
      It was great,But there were so many thing that could of happened.
      Roran learning to use magic.
      Tenga being in there.
      Huge aerial battle between Shruikan and Saphira.
      Just to name a few. And what was up with the Green dragon not coming in till the end??????
      That was annoying……………..

      • Sureou

        about greeny, CP did his best – he couldnt draw him from galby and even if he did.. what would the varden do with a newborn dragon? wait months until he will be able to throw fire?
        the only reasonable other thing he could do.. is making nasuada the new rider under his command and give her alot of eldunari – that would be interesting!

    • Callum

      if there was one thing i wanted more in this book was arya to kiss eragon, and if she had while they were on the boat it wouldve finished it for me

  • Islingr

    Umaroth has got some serious authority! Ain’t it. Vrael’s Dragon. Awesome.

    I am hoping to see Shruikan’s cover on some limited edition. Delexe edition book. 
    Not to mention- soon.

    • Dom_modmod

      and in this deluxe edition we might have an epilogue perhaps… 

  • IdraRageQuit

    I actually didn’t mind how in the end Ayra didn’t leave with Eragon, they shared their true names, which confirms that they share an affection for each other which was true and intimate.    But I was almost sure they would leave together cuz of the dream Eragon had. Looks like that was a twist. “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”

    I enjoyed the book thoroughly, although I would’ve expected more on the loose ends… > <!!
    Maybe I'm too greedy. Suppose that's gud in a way so that we could have some imagination…

    Now that I think of it, CP's definitely gonna write another resolving these issues. And I'm gonna be the first one to grab it, just like i did with Inheritance. Don't worry, fans! Time flies, and sooner or later there'll be a book on Alagaesia. : )

  • Ruts

    Just finished reading the book. Loved everything upto the end. Just didnt seem like the right way to end it. Was quite upsetting and a little unrealistic i thought. But atleast in the acknowledgments he said he will be returning to alagaesia. I just hope Eragon is in it even if hes only a minor character and we find out what happened afterwards.

  • Very Long Time Lurker

    All in all, I am happy I now know how it all ends, but I am more than just disappointed and unsatisfied with the book.

  • Swell6

    anyone else wonder what happened to brom’s seven words they were supposed to be extremely important and to be used in a time of need I expected them in the battle with galbatorix but they never came up

    • Swell6

      and how come he didn’t just use the name of the ancient language to clear Vroengard of evil like he did Uruabean then he could have started the riders there again and never had to leave alagesia I think this is a major hole in my opinion 

      • Ivain

        yeah, but there’s still the menoa tree. turned out she wanted him to leave alagaesia after all

        • Swell6

          well it didn’t say thats what she specifically wanted but yea she was happy that he was leaving but i really doubt he would have listened to the tree if it wasn’t for the prophecy 

    • Dom_modmod

      CP had an interview with Mike Macauley, in which they discussed the ending of inheritance, brom’s 7 words and more…according to CP’s twitter, and so this should be uploaded soon on to this site

  • Guest

    Did Orrin seem kind of whiny in this book? I thought he was cool in the other books, but in this one he was just a whimpy jerk

    • Almarea

      oh. my. land. I wanted to ring my fingers around that little throat of his and strangle him. There were times when he was so selfish.

    • bigmike

      As soon as Galbi said that he had a spy that was high up in the ranks, I thought ” it has to be Orrin. He has become such a punk that I would be surprised if he hadnt turned” and I truly was dumbfounded that he wasnt and that we never find out who it was. 

  • <3

    My dear Christopher Paolini,

    This is love.  I CONQUER ALL.  Take note you jerk.

    Thank you.

  • Hina_starling

    umm did the menoa tree want eragon to leave alagesia rite? thtz wat it took his ability to stay in alagesia?

  • Muwahahha

    Did anyone else want to see Eragon get converted to the dark side for like maybe 2 or 3 chapters?  That would’ve been nice.  We’ve seen happy, selfish, bratty, rude, mean, angry, sad Eragon, but no evil =( .  That woulda been a better twist than anything else he had in there.  That little subplot could’ve even replaced all the repetitive 100 pages of SuperRoran.

    • Guest

      But I liked SuperRoran…

      • Bigboss8204

        SuperRoran owned so hard….

  • Dorota

    A few minutes ago I read the last words of Inheritance. A whole swarm of thoughts are swirling around in my head, and even though so many other people have made the same comments I am about to make, I need to put them in my own words….Where do I start? Oh, this is a random comment, but as I was looking at the advertisement on the right side of the page for “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel”…by “Michael Scott”? Really? Has that guy never heard of The Office? Maybe he should have used a pen name. Now all I can see is Michael sitting behind his desk writing some awful book. Ha. Anyway, back to Inheritance. Now, put away your pitchforks and rotten vegetables before I say this: overall, I was a little disappointed. Phew. Glad to get that off my chest. And, I’m not disappointed because Christopher didn’t tie the story together nicely, no, but because he didn’t tie it together the way I had been imagining for I don’t know how many months. What he wrote definitely concluded the story, but  it turned out to be a different story than I thought it was, and that really disconcerted me. Does that make any sense? Throughout this comment it may sound like I dislike the book. I definitely don’t; I’m just focusing on the parts that didn’t sit right with me (because those are the parts on which I want to express my opinion).

    My high point in the story was Murtagh, who has always been my favorite character. I think it has something to do with the fact that he is the one who truly suffers the most. He’s been raised to be evil. He’s grown up in Galbatorix’s clutch, and just when frees himself, he is back again to serve him. I so wanted a happy ending for him! He deserved it! There was a promise at the end that one day he would return, but I wanted to see it.

    As for the final confrontation with Galbatorix, it definitely was anti-climactic for me. This was supposed to be the battle of all the battles Eragon had ever fought. In my mind, Eragon was supposed to be brought to his lowest, most desperate situation he had ever encountered. Instead, he sparred…with Murtagh. Who we already knew had changed. I wanted a one-on-one with the big baddy himself! Everything was so convoluted…it seemed like Eragon and the Varden won only because it chanced that way, because Eragon wanted Galbatorix to comprehend his and the dragons’ grief, and I still don’t understand how that killed him. Perhaps on a second read-through I’ll be able to see why Christopher chose this way. But I wanted Eragon to win because of his moral character, because of a dire choice. Something heroic, something selfess, something extremely painful.Unfortunately for me, someone spoiled the Green Rider before I reached that point in the story. I’m still fuming. :/ Anyway, all along I’ve felt like Arya should not have recieved the title. It just wasn’t…suprising. Like, “Oh well, of course she would. How convenient.” It was logical, but it wasn’t exciting.

    I felt like at the end that…everyone was so very sad. Everyone split up. The companionship ended. Yes, peace reigned, but it seemed like the different races fled back to their own territory in a big hurry. We never saw the affects of Galbatorix’s cruel reign reverse. We never saw the land restored and the new order of Riders come about. We knew that Eragon had a future ahead of him, but I wanted to see it! I wanted to make sure he was happy and satasfied with his life once again, but I felt like he was going to be alone forever. It was just…I don’t know. It left me with a hollow feeling. Maybe that was the point, but that doesn’t make me like it any more. I am really confused. I want to say so badly that I loved the book, etc., etc., but…honestly. I didn’t. It wasn’t terrible. It wasn’t great. It simply needed something more.

    • saphira

      well galbatorix dies because he killed himself when he couldnt stand the pain of the dragons. but i agree that the battle was anti-climatic. i mean Durza injured eragon worse then Galbatorix?!?!   thats just messed up. and HOW COULD ERAGON LEAVE?!?!? that was so…dissappointing 🙁

    • Callum

      exactly how i feel, that something more mightve been a kiss from arya on the boat, whada ya think?

      • Dorota

        I would not have objected to a kiss between Arya and Eragon had they any intention of “getting together.” Honestly, I found a deeper connection beetween the characters when they revealed their true names to each other, which I feel is more intimate than any physical gesture.

        The scene on the ship was one moment where I was clutching the book, screaming mentally, “Just turn off your brain for once, Arya! Galbatorix is dead! The war is over! You have a dragon! Just go with him!” But, no, she has her duties as queen. That’s Arya for you. 🙂

  • THEREDDRAGON

    I agree about murtagh’s fate. would’ve loved to know more about thorn (maybe some chapters from murtagh’s POV would have been nice

  • murtagh/thorn

    being a big fan of murtagh it pains me that he never got to say a final bye to eragon (he expected to meet him again when thorn and he finally got over things) no matter wat had passed between them and if not eragon and arya then why not nasuada and murtagh it doesn’t seem it ended too well for them too….it looks like christopher has something against dragon riders and love..(brom is another example and i guess then morzan is too and maybe galby)

  • bryan hershburger

    i thought that it shows how nice guys really do finish last. It shows the sacrifices that he had to make and all for no reward. in someways was meaningless. Great serious overall could have ended a little different imo. 

  • Guest

    Did anyone else cry when Islanzadi died?

    • She was presented as such a cold character that it was hard to feel too bad about her being killed….for me at least.

    • Hina_starling

      not really no….

    • Almarea

      I wouldn’t say I cried, but I was really upset. It struck a cord in my heart. Especially after the fact and seeing the effect it had on all of the elves. Especially Arya. It really hit home to me how their relationship was so strained and then her mother died. That is just so sad to me.

    • Dom_modmod

      i laughed…call me cruel, but i didn’t really like her and i thought it was quite funny that she got owned the way she did

      • Lorabbit2

        I think it was PATHETIC that she got owned the way she did. Her death should’ve been more epic, but it was like: smack, whack, Neck broken: *dies*. I mean really, the Queen of the Elves is brought down by a mace. So inelegant. Quite an ugraceful way for the most graceful and fierce elf of all to go. Geez.

    • Stella

      I kind of felt sorry for Arya, because she swore to Islanzadi that she would come back alive, but then her mom died…

    • Bigboss8204

      It saddened me greatly, but after reading the entire book, it angered me that her death was merely a plot device to make Arya the Queen and deny Eragon a companion in his voyage

  • Anonymous

    just finished inheritance for the 2nd time. now i understand that other than angela, CP didn’t leave any important story lines loose 

    • Shur’tugal

      I was extremely upset at how Eragon and Arya’s relationship ended it made me sad that after all of that waiting and hoping they might not ever see each other again

      • Guest

        Angela did foretell a possible tragic ending to his romance however. I like how that ended. Not all books have to end happily

        • Hina_starling

          what about eragon’s vision thugh about leaving with a geen dragon and a woman? does the fact that arya boarded the boat fulfil the vision? but i have to say i hate the fact that ergon leaves NEVER to return. he could have cum back 4 visits

          • Swell6

            I think that Christopher should have tied it up with when a new rider went to visit eragon Arya would have to escort him that way they could spend time together and though not a happy ending it would have been one that satisfied me.

          • Daryl

            but Arya could go to him for visits. Wouldn’t that be possible? So Eragon wouldnt goback to Alagaesia, but Arya would go see HIM.

          • Dom_modmod

            Maybe..you ready for it.. ALL of Alagaesia goes to visit him!? 

          • Shur’tugal

            Thats a powerful thought I got what you really mean its a thinker but I got it lol 🙂

          • Stella

            but if hes never going to return, hes never going to see Brom again in his grave… thats what i hate the most about him leaving

        • Shur’tugal

          No but it would be nice, better, and preferable, If at least that part could be a happy ending!

  • Gunnar_mach

    Fitting ending. There was no other way to do it. It leaves you satisfied but at the same time wanting more. Kinda wished Eragon and Arya would have kissed but maybe there is another time and place for that. Hopefully.

  • Gunnar_mach

    Fitting ending. There was no other way to do it. It leaves you satisfied but at the same time wanting more. Kinda wished Eragon and Arya would have kissed but maybe there is another time and place for that. Hopefully.

    • Ivain

      exactly, that’s what SFF is for. only turns out i’m banned for no reason at all:(

  • Anonymous

    as much as i like eragon it would have been a great twist in the story if galby killed or enslaved eragon & saphira.
    if you should know galby is my favorite character 

  • Anonymous

    as much as i like eragon it would have been a great twist in the story if galby killed or enslaved eragon & saphira.
    if you should know galby is my favorite character 

  • Zovek182

    i think people dont like the ending because they want more . christopher can obiously write at least a nother book that follows up this one. it took me a day to get over that i will no longer be reading about eragone and saphieira but in the authors note he said he mught return to the world because he created to much to throw away. i am hioping for a nother book about after they leave aligaisa but i as many fans can only wait

  • I havent been on long and i dont know if anyone has mentioned this or something but i really think they should remake the eragon movie, and then make all the other books into movies,  using animated graphics similar to those used in The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess. That way there are no worries about how to make the different races and such, magic can be more visual, and we can finally have a decent film for such a great story. Cause honestly the Eragon movies sucks soooooooooooooooooooooooo bad…it makes me wanna cry 🙁

    • Stella

      and Saphira is just like a big lizard. I thought she was supposed to sparkle like gems in the sun…

  • bibliophile

    So many people seem to hate the ending of Inheritance. I personally thought it was the most perfect and acceptable ending possible, and that this book was the creation of a true master. I really felt every emotion and every pain, and I have never been moved more strongly by anything in my life. At first I was completely overwhelmed and confused, but after half a day of thinking about it, I got it, and realized how right everything really was. The book was a fittingly amazing conclusion to an incredible series, and I completely understand why CP wrote what he did. Christopher, I thank you for everything you’ve done in my life.
    May the stars watch over you and peace live forever in your heart as you continue on the journey of life.

    • Shur’tugal

      Well said,… But I still did’nt like them having to separate for such a long time or possibly forever I hope he somehow can get them back together in another book somehow someway, or i’ll just have to try to keep imagining that they end up together… Also I do like what you said CP is a great author and had me crying more times than once throughout the whole series I almost started to at the end He plays with emotions so well lol 🙂

  • Timothy

    I feel like CP could keep going with this series if he chose to make another cycle like Robin Hobb did with her Assassin books and the Fool series i loved these books and felt the same way about the first trilogies ending heartbroken but then it all worked out for the guy in the second trilogy. He should make another book if just to get eragon and arya together that would be enough i waited all series for it to happen and it never did and it hurt me to see that it didnt work out for him thats my opinion leave me comments to see how you feel

    • Almarea

      I agree with you. I loved the series as well, I also liked the fourth book over all, and I know not all books have to end perfectly happy and understand Paolini’s reasons why Eragon had to go and why Arya had to stay, (he stayed true to their characters) but I still wanted them to be together.

      • Jeremy

        I think CP did a fair job of making Eragon true to his character, and any discrepancies can be considered as Eragon maturing. HOWEVER, Arya on the other hand, is completely out of character.
        The Arya portrayed in the first three books put the task of defeating Gelbatorix first and not encouraging Eragon to waste energy and risking his life to fix a girl’s cat lips. The original Arya would not dance and get drunk. The original Arya would not accept to be the queen of elves even if her people begged her to be.

        • Guest

          War does crazy things to the minds of even the best minds. Fear can drive even the best of people (even Arya), to do things completely out of character. As for the cat lip thing, Arya has a deep respect for life and knew that the child’s would be ruined if she was left with the deformity.

        • Shur’tugal

          That’s actually not true Arya knew she could stop the drunkenness with a spell, and she would do whatever it takes to help a child because of how important children are to her and the Elves there being so few of her own race ( as CP explained ) And she did put defeating Galbatorix first, also she would except to be queen not only because it was her birthright but she has a duty to her people and would fulfill it any way she could even if it meant becoming queen,…And also as she became more comfortable around Eragon and started having less drama she loosened up! Furthermore CP did a great job of staying true to characters especially Arya.

          • Almarea

            Yes! Arya had such a complex and dynamic character, and her relationship with Eragon (in my opinion) was just as complex. I don’t think Paolini strayed from her at all.

      • Shur’tugal

        I feel exactly the same

    • Shur’tugal

      I was upset as well in fact I still am I hope he does make another series or just book to make them work out lol

  • anonymous rider

    Did anyone else notice that Eragon began to eat meat again, even after he decided he never would again? Also, I was kind of disappointed that Tenga was never mentioned/used in the story.

    • Crazyjjvols

      he was mentioned.

    • Whiggy

      Actually, the Eldunari said that Tenga “invented” that spell which places object in a tiny pocket of space.

    • Whiggy

      Actually, the Eldunari said that Tenga “invented” that spell which places object in a tiny pocket of space.

    • DC

      definitely noticed that too. he did say he would under dire circumstances and such, but I really don’t think any of the times he did were “dire”

  • Almarea

    I am so confused. all this build up about the green rider. I just imagined it playing such a larger part in the book.

    • Anchal Jain

      because of all the eggs found in the Vault, the whole green rider thing inherently loses its significance. and the idea of it happening before the vault/fight with galbatorix is kinda silly, because that would mean there would be an interim of months while the varden is camped inside the empire. Not to mention that stealing the green egg would have been impossible.

      • Almarea

        I know, and I really get what you’re saying which is why I was overall contempt with the book. I just really enjoyed the primary premise of the series in that there were ONLY three dragon eggs left. One blue. One red. One green. I really liked that concept and (for me at least) it made the stakes higher, especially due to the fact that Saphira was the last girl. I loved how Paolini built around that concept for the first three books and that whoever the green egg hatched for would have decided it all.

        I don’t know about any one else, but personally, when Eragon found what . . . the two hundred more dragon eggs in the Vault it just seemed a little anti climactic to me.

  • Justin

    I thought the ending was beautiful. In the Elven culture it was said that sacrificing yourself for the good of your race was the highest honor an elf could obtain. I think that is why Arya became Queen. I think that is also why Arya told Eragon her true name; Eragon sacrificed everything he had for the good of the Dragon race.

    Also, the very last scene I believe was a wedding. Arya and Eragon walking down the aisle of elves arm in arm, Eragon takes off Arya’s cloak hood (veil), and they whisper each others true names (which means more than “I love you”). I am curious as to whether Christopher Paolini made that similarity on purpose.

    • shur’tugal

      wow!!!! never even saw it that way… That’s awesome!! 🙂 🙂

    • endisok

      dude that’s awesome!!! i sudenly don’t feel sad anymore 😀

    • DC

      Very insightful, didn’t realize that until just now. I feel that is too much to be coincidence. That really changes how I feel about the whole ending

  • rob

    I know everyone has there thoughts.  But I think the ending could have been so much more fulfilling.  Maybe with a line about we have magic (scrying) and dragons, no distance is to great…or I will see you when my training is due… or there is no need to be queen all my life.  Something other than, what we were given.  I can not believe his test readers didn’t rant and rave and through it back at him.  Seriously, 4 books, an amzing story, which was building up to this characters development of bridging the gap between himself and an elf and then…nothing.  I don;t know about you, but every other complaint everyone has mentioned would have been no big deal if we would have been given the ending we wanted, Arya and Eragon, sailing into the sun set with their mated dragons. 

    • Callum

      Almost exactly what i said

      • Almarea

        I totally agree! I was so angry. Everything else would have been okay if they would have just ended up together. Up until the very last two pages I had hope, but the whole dream was a trick! It took all my will power to keep from throwing the book at the wall.

    • Zovek182

      yes but we never learned the tru name of the ancient launguage

      • Samuel Titus

        That was the point, by us knowing it, it would demean the meaning of it, as the “name” made the ancient language useless. By keeping the name unknown, the mystery and wonder of our imaginations is expanse-less, but when named, limited, and CP may have felt he couldn’t provide a name suitable with such power. Others also couldn’t remember the “name” and even Eragon’s name not mentioned, but described, so as other complex spells.

    • Guest

      I kind of liked the tragic ending to their romance. It would have made more of a cliche ending had they sailed off into the sun 

  • actually, its quite clear that Angela is the Soothsayer, she made the prophecy of eragon, she
    have many mysterious habits. She is not an elf, but elves respect her quite a much.

    And i guess, next book will be “Raxacari” containing Angela, elva,and may be eragon.

    Come on guys,
    Eragon is almost immortal, he’s gonna live thousands of years,and riders have already been introduced for thousand years before he born.
     (and think, 10 thousand years before we were struggling to light a fire and use primitive weapons to hunt :P)

    • bromboy

      Actually i believe that Raxacari was a reference to a British show called Doctor Who. As was the thing about the rooms bigger on the inside than the outside. CP mentioned that he had started watching it in some interview or another. Id like to think that he was implying that Angela is another of the Doctor’s regeneration’s. 

  • Matthew28colon19

    I would love a prequel. The loose ends left open were simply to either spark reader imagination, or to cause arguments. If I were to write a book I’d do that just for that reason. However, he did mention in the acknowledgements that this is the end of these characters. He also said that he’s invested too much in these books to just stop.

    • Guest

      Yes. A book about Brom would be nice

  • Brian09beebe

    Who was the woman that saved Roran in Uru’baen.  She just showed up, with two others if I’m not mistaken, saved him, then left.  That was never explained unless I missed something.

    • Tbone11

      That was the bladesinger who Eragon blessed in book 3, they could be the characters in another book if Chris writes another series that takes place in alagaesia

      • Shur’tugal

        What bladesinger!?

        • Sureou

          at book 3 eragon had blessed 2 woman by angela’s request.

          • Shur’tugal

            I dont remember that at all.

  • Psychotuna2

    Disappointed. “Epic Romance” I’ve been married for twenty years. It ended in such a way that it seemed more like a high school crush.

  • Psychodog

    Excellent book and fine ending.  Lots of places to go if and when CP decides to go there, i.e., Nasuada & Murtagh, King Orrin, possible pregnancies for Arya & Saphira, etc.  I think Angela is interesting although an entire book written about her even including Tenga is probably too much.  As to Eragorn, he is the classic tragic hero, who’s done all the right things and has to “ride off into the sunset” without his hopes being met.  CP is a fine author with lots of good writing to come whether he gets back to this series or not

  • nick

    what are the 7 words that brom gave to eragon???

    • Cursedsight33

      EXACTLY!!!! thats what i wanted to know. There was precious page space taken up by all that brom whispering in eragons ear and him thinking about it but to no purpose. The words were not revealed and eragon spent more time thinking about them than necessary. I feel like that part was cut out or something.

    • Zovek182

      what was the name of the ancient launguadge

      • Guest

        I dont think so. The book made it clear that the name of the ancient language is one word. How such a vast and powerful language was summed up in one word, I dont know. I do wish we could find out what the seven words really are though.

  • Anonymous

    I was wondering, what’s the point of having riders if they’re not even going to be there?  Will Eragon return if there’s trouble?  Is this a final move or just temporary?
    If he intends to never return then he’s being irresponsible.  It’s his duty as a rider and as the grand master of the riders to protect the land.  If he’s never there then he’s not fulfilling his responsibility. 

    • Anonymous

      Whenever a rider is old enough they are going to go back. But when the dragon is a baby they can cause a lot of problems if they are near people (light buildings on fire, steal sheep, etc…) That’s why the riders were on Vorengard before but as we saw in the books they couldn’t really live there anymore so Eragon had to find a new place to raise the dragons

    • Guest

      Eragon remains outside of Alagaesia to train the riders. He will send the new riders back to alagaesia when they are ready.

    • Shur’tugal

      You know CP never did say it was Eragon’s last time in Alagaisia he said it could be, Eragon could end up returning then leave and keep doing that until he just doesnt come back… And he isnt neglecting Alagaisia he is leaving so that dragons could thrive again to train riders to help Alagaisia Eragon said he would always help whether he could be there in person or not.

  • Anonymous

    He actually mentioned about angela.Remember the soothsayer who lived in the same room where nasuada was imprisoned ??Thats her.I was disappointed you lot didnt realise that.

    • nick

      was that really angela?

    • Rtmordecai

      But I didn’t think that there was any concrete statement that it was her.  Am I wrong?

    • Cursedsight33

      Wow there is absolutely no validity in that statement. No veritable way of saying it was angela that was the soothsayer. It could have been a were cat for all the information given about the soothsayer. I dont really think that was a huge part of the book though. I believe it was more like a sidenote

    • Guest

      I disagree. There is no valid evidence pointing to that conclusion. It could have been, but we dont know.

    • Guest

      CP said that Angela was never meant to be a main character at first and that he was suprised himself that she became such. I doubt he was thinking of Angela when he wrote about the soothsayer. (he told us this in an interview a while back if anyone is wondering where I got that information)

  • Odelia Fdes

    I thought that when eragon would have to leave alagaesia, it would be like a compulsion, like he s banished or somthing (not that they would banish him, but a strong reaason like that) but the reason he left seems like he only left because of the prophecy. he could have easily stayed, be with arya and his family and eveyone else

    also cudnt they clean up Vroengard like they cleaned up Urubaen after the blast?

    • Rtmordecai

      That’s what I didn’t understand.  He went back to the Island and gave those creatures names in the ancient language and removed the eggs and Eldunari, but didn’t think to remove the “energy”(radiation I suppose).  Even if he didn’t intend to return there with the dragons, wouldn’t it have been the act of a good rider to keep people from becoming sick if the ventured to the island?

      • Guest

        I like that someone else picked up that it was radiation on Vroengard. The poison spread from Galbys explosion spread radiation too. I liked that twist. I do believe as well that he could have decontaminated the island and set up the riders there instead of leaving alagaesia.

  • BuffaloHandler37

    I would just like to point out that eragon is such brom’s son. broms fortune was somewhat that of a tragedy and that he would really truly accomplish one thing with his life…eragon’s life seems to be such a tragedy as well poor guy, like someone else mentioned he only really got to know brom for a short time and brom became like a father, as soon as eragon started really connecting and being close to brom, brom gets taken away from him….this also happens to him with murtagh(multiple times) and arya. eragon accomplishes so much with his life and gives so many people the ability to be happy but he never really gets that happiness for himself….I think CP is just cruel as fuck and hates eragon and doesnt want him to be happy, agreed

    • lala

      no i do not agree with u >:/

    • Get Over Yourself

      Are you 6 years old?

    • Guest

      Are you completely ignorant?

  • EL

    Ever since eragon, I’ve been a huge fan of this series and when I heard that inheritance was finally being release, I couldn’t run to the nearest bookstore fast enough. Now that I’ve finished it, um awestruck in amazement that someone could create a world so deep through nothing but words. Tears were shed (I’m a guy) but I can’t describe my feelings toward this book like CP has in this series. though many people say that they wanted more, I believe that more would’ve left us all with a satisfied, but dull sensation in our hearts and minds. CP ended it perfectly; as much as I would love to find out more about Arya and eragon, the pang of sadness that another part of our lives has just completed is what a true novel should leave you feeling. CP you’ve changed us all with your writing.

  • Cursedsight33

    LIke i said before, CP wrote a fantastic story over the course of a few years and it gave me timeless pleasure, but there was no satisfaction in the end of the book. many things just didn’t add up and after hearing that he has known the ending of the series for all this time i got a little disheartened (found out from the early show interview). why leave so many loose ends and unsaid promises if your already know the ending than it should be played out masterfully and that fact should make this much more easily accomplished. As for satisfaction in the read i got, I don’t know if anyone has read the Bartimeaus Trilogy but this ending seemed to be very similar aside from one fact. You may not acknowledge that there was no real  “good feeling” to the end of this book but if your honest with yourself then you know im right. At the end of the BT john *main character* dies BUT there is a perfectly valid reason and there is a touching moment between him and the girl kitty and between him and the demon bartimeaus. In Inheritance there are neither. Nothing between arya and eragon and nothing between eragon and saphira. The latter REALLY peeved me, she just went off to go all crazy with greenie and not much was said between them…… CP love your books. Please think through the endings. they are the most crucial part for a cycle/series writer. Good book though and i am now pleased to admit i have reconciled my arguments in full and accept your view of the way it should be.

    • Rtmordecai

      I like your comparison to that series, I read those a few years ago( would make for amazing movie adaptations) and I think your so right.  There had to be a better reason for Eragon to leave. The dragons causing problems for other people just does not seem like something he couldn’t figure out, especially when he has all of the Eldunari, and when you consider that it worked for the first riders, at least well enough that they wouldn’t consider leaving the place that they’re supposed to be protecting.

    • Guest

      I completely disagree. I cant really put to words as to why, but I like books that leave you asking questions at the end.

      • Rtmordecai

        Yeah some of the story is supposed to be a mystery, but if the audience is going to know any of the motives behind some action, it shouldn’t be left up to the individual to decide why they might have done it they way they did.  There just weren’t any truly compelling reasons for the series to end the way it did.

  • Vasiliki Kapa

    ok so maybe i am wrong but do tell me; wasn’t eragon supposed to leave with a green dragon accompany him to his journey at the very end? i though this was going to be the ending but anyway.
    i cannot stop the tears on my face.i was so attached to the characters and the story and i found the ending a bit unfair for all the challenges eragon faced and everything i had expected to happen between eragon and arya.
    i really did wait until the last pages for something to happen between them.but,hey,it avoided the cliccees(or how they are callled,anyway)so i am glad,deep down inside.
    thank u cristopher, but do consider writing another book please
    (excuse my mistakes i am not from the usa or britain 🙂 )

    • nick

      something should have happened between eragon and arya

    • Guest

      Angela did foretell a possible tragic ending to eragons romance. I like how it ended. It does tweak you a little bit, but it makes for a more memorable story.

  • Motoxhockey3

    did C/P ever say what Angela was?

    • Guest

      nope. read the acknowledgments, he mentions her. =]

    • Guest

      No and thank goodness he didnt. She would not have been near as interesting if we knew all of her secrets (As I believe CP mentioned)

  • firemonkey

    What happened to the elf children playing a huge role in the last book?

    • Anonymous

      i want to know that too

  • Amanda

    So, to lead in, I have read each of his books as they came out, and I found Brisingr and parts of Eldest a bit tedious, but I loved Inheritance. I had it with me everywhere for a week, and after finishing it yesterday, I (for the first time ever for a book) shed a few tears. I’ll admit it, I’m girly, and my favorite character has always been Arya, so that whole ending was heartbreaking. It still hurts to think about it. Worse was that it made sense, even if I hated it. Upon further inspection though, I don’t think it did that much. My main problems are:

    -Eragon learned his true name thinking about how he no longer wanted to go back to Palancar Valley because he would be too secluded and without Arya, but he went off into a place and situation just like that, even more secluded.

    -Arya said she didn’t want to be stuck in Du Weldenvarden the rest of her life, but to travel, and yet she accepted the role of queen after but one year, and Paolini never even explained the “politics” which convinced her of it.

    -Can’t Eragon change his true name and therefore his prophecy? Maybe that’s just me. I always felt he controlled his destiny, but in the end he just resigned to it.

    I don’t think the loose ends he left will necessarily mean another book like you guys seem to think. Paolini’s always liked adding unnecessary detail, if for no other reason than to emphasize the complexity of the world for years. However, if he could write another book, an epilogue, or even a new cycle of the same characters, I would buy it in a heartbeat. I need it. I didn’t get any real closure from Inheritance, because they’re all still so young with so much ahead of them. He needs to write more.

    • Amanda

      *but one week, not year. Sorry.

    • firemonkey

      Yeah, I have to agree that the ending was heartbreaking.  I have always been an Eragon/Arya fan, and not seeing them together at the end really made me unhappy.  Plus, it seemed as if the entire romantic build-up during the course of the book was pointless if they were just going to never see each other again.

      • Amanda

        Yeah, and it just doesn’t seem like the story can ever really be over when the characters are so unhappy. That’s not how it’s supposed to be. I don’t need an absolute happily ever after, but they still have so much left to do. Their romantic build-up wasn’t necessarily pointless, it did inspire him at times, but, I think Paolini should write a book where they truly have an “epic romance”. sheesh.

        • Matthew28colon19

          No, the ending also showed the moral extremes of the characters, that they were willing to sacrifice all their selfish ambitions for the good of the people. That to me makes it a good ending.

          • Amanda

            I agree, and understand, but it doesn’t give me any more closure.

        • Shur’tugal

          Agreed.

      • Callum

        I didnt know whether to laugh cause Arya was a Rider and Eragon was finally bringing back the Riders, or to cry for the same reason and the fact they had to part, but he will not loose his want for her, i think

      • Almarea

        I know. It just built and built and built and then, right when Arya finally accepts that she might like Eragon back, (oops) “I’m leaving. Will you come?”
        “No.”
        “Darn it.”
         Ugh! I can totally see why Paolini did what he did, but I am just such a hopeless romantic, and the entire series I wanted it to end -if not completely happily ever after- at least a little less ‘we’ll never see each other again’.

  • jake12

    christopher paolini took a boy who had never known his real parents, had his uncle killed, had to hide from the empire and had then finaly when things were going good for him he made him leave by himself never to return, without arya for no good reason whatsoever. ouch

    • Sml

      Not to mention – he only got to spend a few months with the man he considered a father figure, and then after he died – found out that man was really his father. And also – had a brother like relationship with another, who later became his enemy, right before he found out they really were brothers, and then said brother took off for parts unknown right after they reconciled.

    • Moriah

      In a good story, there must be comedy and tragedy. Appreciate the tragic for what it is. For all that’s happened to him, he was lucky not to end up in Murtagh’s situation, and for having to leave Alagaesia, I’d say his mission was a pretty good one, and necessary at that. It was never said that he was going to isolate himself forever– who’s to say there won’t be times when Arya won’t visit? She needs training, after all. And Murtagh said he’d come back, just not right away (I mean come on, when you’re in love with the queen . . . ;D). The end of the book doesn’t mean the end of the story. 🙂

  • hoke

    I’m not a spammer or anything, but I just bought the sweetest shoes! An all black pair of Derrick Rose adiZero basketball shoes! So comfortable and great ankle support! Light-weight too!!!! (I sprained my ankle really bad the night before Inheritance came out, so I had an excuse to lay in bed and read all day haha)

  • MP

    Maybe CP should make a deluxe edition like brisingr and have an epilogue or some unreleased scenes.

  • jake12

    i just feel that if christopher paolini had written 1 more paragraph or one more page at the end i would have liked it.

  • Hello :)

    Just a few things I was thinking about recently about the book

    Where was the “Epic romance”? Ok so Eragon loved Arya, and she maybe hinted something could happen later on, but come on, i was expecting chapters devoted to it, i was expecting so much more!

    The book felt like it was more based on Alagaesia and how everything was resolved rather than Eragons personal story, and this to me was the biggest disappointment. Infact, i wouldnt say i was disappointed, i just didnt feel as attached to the characters, rather it was a story of how conflicts were resolved, but yeah, just me 🙂

    I also found the ending to be a bit, pointless? I wouldnt say rushed like many before me, because i did love how it all fitted together, but i didnt see the point in it after Galby died. Certain pieces were just pointless, such as the Firnen, he really didnt have a plot function other than that of the first dragon to be born after Galby, there wasnt really much need in him. Jeod mentioning he was in that secret society or what ever, seriously, what was the point? And how could this group of secret keepers have any power when they dont know half the secrets of the riders, or the biggest secrets in alagaesia, or atleast thats what i got from it.

    There are many more points im sure but they were just some which came to mind which i thought i would mention 🙂 

    • Hello :)

      Oh and what happened to the belt of beloth the wise? How stupid, it just disappeared? I mean Eragon knew the name of the ancient language. Bitch please, he controls magic, he could have found it. But no. It just. Disappeared. Wow. 

      • Anonymous

        maybe it’s something far greater. Magic is a wild thing. No matter how deep you go, you’ll never reach its true core. moreover, the ancient language itself does not control the whole of magic, for it’s only a tool, and not magic itself. 

      • Mcneilhottest

        I agree. Loved the btch Please part too.

      • Guest

        That was probably on purpose, maybe it will be in the next book 

    • Callum

      i know, she obviously likes him, nothing even happened on the ship. I was expecting far more character development between them, but nothing really changed since feinster 

      • Anchal Jain

        I think you are confusing character development with actions. Love can be displayed by happiness but it can also be displayed by sadness, such as that which Arya and Eragon both display while he leaves. The romance is fulfilled in that both characters accept and understand each others’ feelings. It didn’t actually play out that they got together, but they still showed their mutual love.

        • Rtmordecai

          But the point was that it was suppossed to be epic.  Their love may have been there, but there was nothing special, in fact the last few chapters are the only time you are actually aware that Arya has any deep feelings for Eragon, other than those of friendship and responsibility. 

          • Anchal Jain

            Well said. I guess that part of the prophecy just didn’t pan out.

      • Elijah

        quote – 

        “My feelings won’t change,” he said with utter certainty.She searched his face for a long, tense while. Then he saw a change in her eyes, and she said, If they don’t, then… perhaps in time…” She put her hand on the side of his jaw. “You cannot ask more of me now. I do not want to make a mistake with you, Eragon. You are too important for that, both to me and to the whole of Alagaesia.” – end quote.

        yeah. he’s not gonna stay wherever he ends up. 

    • Rtmordecai

      Yeah CP made Eragon leave Alegaisia forever, seemingly to fulfill Angela’s prophecies, and yet he didn’t actually fulfill it! Oh well!

      • Shur’tugal

        No CP didnt say he left forever he just said maybe he can make him come back many times but then one of the times he leaves thats when he dont come back seriously Eragon could very easily come back it might be hundreds of years but he still can.

        • Rtmordecai

          I feel like the Eragon’s feelings on the matter were fairly clear.  He wasn’t going to come back even if he could.  I’m not going to find the passages, you can if you still disagree, but there was way too much emphasis on he and Saphira’s sadness over their departure for it to be a break from Alegesia.  CP might give an indication one way or the other once he gives an interview on it, but the ending of the book was pretty clear, as well as the prophecy, Eragon will leave and never come back.  Where are you from, because I’m not sure if I understand what you were even saying completely?

          • Shur’tugal

            What im saying is that Angela said he would leave and never return… right. But she didnt say that the first time he leaves he couldnt come back, like in my point of view he can leave and still come back but one day he will leave and not come back ( if that makes sense I cant really explain any better, sorry ) Now whether he wants to come back is different, if he left because he didnt want to stay there anymore then maybe thats what the prophesy meant and maybe he just wont go back therefore making the prophesy true the first time he leaves idk. this is just my point of view sorry for my outbursts on here I was wrong to do that but I think he can still come back, but one day he will leave and not come back ya know? At least thats how ill take it lol I just really want there to be a way for Arya and Eragon to be together lol I suppose Arya can always go visit him when she not busy lol, and your probably right maybe he cant/wont go back but I hope and think he can lol

            Once again sorry for my outbursts and thanks for reading and putting up with me on this point lol sorry if it doesnt make sense but I cant make it any more clear by typeing on here lol 🙂

          • Rtmordecai

            Yeah I see what your saying, that while the prophecy could still be fulfilled it depends more on how CP’s interpretation of it goes, somewhat like how Arya and Firnen, the dragon and rider from Eragon’s vision, didn’t actually end up leaving with him.  That makes sense, I could see that happening considering how CP decided to twist away from what our impressions were in the last book, but I think it would be much more likely for that to be his last time in Alegesia, cause he seemed to resign himself to the idea.  

            I think that Arya will end up going to find him, to receive her training, leaving Alegesia in a peaceful state. I think the roles between Arya and Eragon will be switched by then, whether she visits him relatively soon after the end of the series or not.  He will have spent that entire time with his company being dragons, who are super insightful, elves, and the Edunari of the riders and dragon who fell to Galby.  His TN would probably be very different, and after years of further introspection and thought with Saphira he will have gone far beyond Arya, as she would have been concerned with her people and ensuring that the state of Alegesia is a peaceful one.  He will grow to understand even what escaped Orimis, Gleadr, Brom, Galby, Vrael and his Eldunari whose name I’ve forgotten how to spell, because he uses the Eldunari and the Name of Names to complete his understanding of the world rather than to become more powerful.  His feelings for Arya would still be those of love, and they would grow even closer as he attempted to bridge the gap between what she knew before and what Eragon had learned since their parting.  

          • Shur’tugal

            Yeah true good points I only just hope they end up together lol

          • Shur’tugal

            Yeah true good points I only just hope they end up together lol

    • Guest

      Who said the Arcaena doesnt have the secrets of the riders? They are so secretive and all of their knowledge is hidden away in the spine for future use. They could easily have more information than we think they do that might come in to play in later books placed in Alagaesia

  • DejectedVermin

    Did the matter of what Brom said to Eragon before he died ever get sorted? Or has it been missed out?

    • They weren’t brought up I would assume that mike was right it didn’t have anything to do with the story they where just left out like the true names where left out either because they didn’t really matter or he just didn’t want us to know them

      • DejectedVermin

        Thanks

  • Greatperson

    Was the 7 words from Brom ever resolved?

    • Guest

      No they were not. That kind of upset me

  • Moriah

    I thought the ending of this book was perfect. Everything got resolved, with still enough of that bittersweet feeling at the end which lets you know that all the characters still have a future, we just aren’t seeing it. I wasn’t disappointed that he didn’t get to be with Arya right away– who’s to say she can’t visit him in the new place later on? She still needs training, after all. He learned her true name, and I think that that was better than a kiss. There’s just enough closure at the end so that you know all the little details from past books are tied up, but just enough speculation involved so that you know the story continues. However, if there were a belated epilogue written, I would pay good money to read it. I would love to see where Eragon settled, and I would love to see him as an adult, training the new Riders. I would love to see Murtagh come back to Nasuada and become a valuable addition to the new generation of Riders. I would love to see Saphira lay an egg. I would love to see Roran rebuild Carvahall and see his daughter grow up. And maybe, just maybe, I’d like Eragon and Arya have their own child someday.

    • Callum

      YES! a family of riders (Eragon/Arya/their child)

    • Thomas

      i think we all would love to see what you said! 😀

    • Anonymous

      it’s like people forget that elves are a far different race. their way of living is too much different from humans or dwarves, for example (i mean elves and those who have access to magic). plus with arya being a dragon rider, she and eragon were more intimately bound than ever. and just as you said, for those who know the ancient language (and specially for those two who actually know the true name of the language itself) sharing the most important information about their own beings is far greater than a kiss. just try to picture it. if you love someone, deep down, and you’ve known this person for a while, yet there’s still to much to find out, things that ordinary people (those who don’t know the ancient language, i mean) would never come to know (not even in a lifetime) since every creature’s mind is changeable. and all rational creature extends this matter of complexity to a far greater level. now imagine a way of knowing the true extents of this creature, this being. what it really is, at its core. every flaw. every desire. every self-judgment. every quality. everything about this being. this is what a true name gives someone. the true identity. and it’s far greater than a kiss. if it had been a kiss and they hadn’t told each other their true names then i’d be disappointed. deep down. cos from the moment eragon found out his true being and wanted to say it to Arya, she said it was the most beautiful and honorable thing one could do, yet she could not, should not, accept. not at that moment. and i felt that it must happen in the future. and chris did it. thanks again chris <3

      • Callum

        Ok, I understand that, but still a kiss wouldve been a great ending to the series, and had he put that in, i think the book and series would feel far more finished

    • Shur’tugal

      I hope CP reads all of this and gives the fans what we want… I think he will eventually there is no reason why he wouldnt He is a great writter if he can write hundreds, and thousands of pages of this story i think he can write another book of a few hundred pages to finish everything he left off and give us what we want

  • disappointed

    No long rant here. just one thing
    CP. Y U NO TIE UP LOOSE ENDS PROMISED????

  • Callum

    These are the things i have to say about Inheritance after reading until 4am last night to finish in one day

    1)I loved the feature of the were cats, all the way through.

    2)Seeing Eragon and Arya spar and eragon rarely winning felt right, knowing that he couldn’t beat her until he focused, and even then he had some troubles, it was good it showed that he wasn’t invincible with the sword, and that just fighting the soldiers didn’t keep him at his best.

    3)I was kind of dissapointed how little time it took to take Dras-Leona, but i although having an elf die was sad, it was necessary, and it proved that even though they were wise and extremely powerful they could be caught by surprise anytime. 

    4)Lord Barst is a bastard, but a character that was needed

    5)Everything happened backwards to what i expected, i though the Varden would get Firnen near the start of the book not after Galbatorix was dead, but i liked this better

    6)It was the obvious choice and i love CP all the more for having Arya bond with Firnen

    7)What was the explosion that killed Galby

    8)Im so glad that Murtagh turned out to still be good

    9)Holy crap Sruikan is MASSIVE

    10)I always thought that the Vault of Souls was on Vroengard and contained eldunari, but i never hoped or even thought that there might be eggs

    11)Arya shouldve accompanied  Eragon to the new lands where him and Saphira are rebuilding the Riders, and even if she hadnt when they were standing on the bow of the boat, and i know its cliche but she shouldve kissed him, there is something about that, i think it would finish the story better

    • Zanmore

      i agree that she should’ve kissed him because he should’ve gotten some satisfaction out of saving her life and wanting to be there for her since he met her but that might have only made their departure all the more difficult. its too bad that they couldn’t find a place in alagesia for the dragons to live.
      i was the same way about the vault of souls but i always thought that it would be somewhere that galbatorix had made and that eragon would get captured find the vault and kill galbys eldunari and then find the third egg and proceed to kill galby. i never thought that there would still be hundreds of eggs left and by the time they got to arya being a rider it was redundant because like 50 other people could be riders.

      CP should definitely write more about dragons and their riders!!!

    • Callum

      Also, i feel that the ending left me with just as many questions(new&old) than answers, and it felt like CP just slapped the last 200 or so pages together and said finished. They didnt feel as…. polished? as the rest of the book, but it WAS NOT A TERRIBLE ENDING at all. i just feel the story isnt really over

      • Anonymous

        it is not over, whatsoever. he plans to continue it somehow. may it take a year, a decade or two months. but i felt like that too. only that i’m satisfied with the most of the book, but as you said, those things there such as the belt of beloth, tenga the hermit (who was mentioned twice, but we got nothing more than that) are omens to a future project, I hope. 

        • Callum

          id like to see a story of Brom, or Oromis

    • wtf

      the elf who died was just like the men without names who go on missions in star trek. they will die. also, i think a few elves should have died in galby’s castle. finally, arya’s dragon’s name sucks, and she shouldn’t be queen at all. i totally think vanir should be king ( he is so epic)

      • Callum

        why does his name suck, and Vanir wouldve made a bad-ass king, or rider hes very much like Roran now i think

    • DC

      Explosion didn’t persay kill galby. The way I interpreted it, the sword through his gut was going to kill him, and it was his final scrambling attempt to just destroy them all. I think the actual process was similar to the one that helped destroy Vroengard. Basically, galby turning the matter of his body into radiation, similar to an atomic bomb but with magic? Just my personal interpretation tho, could be wrong.

      Also I had the exact same predictions about the Vault of Souls. I was also surprised about the eggs.

    • Shur’tugal

      “Holy crap Shruikan is massive!” LMFAO very well said lol 🙂

  • leedunari

    this may have been asked but does anyone have an idea of the female warrior that saved roran in uru’baen at first ithought it was nusuada but then she was still captured in galbatorix’s throne room ????

    • GirlofManyNames

      There were two women mentioned in Brisingr (I think it was Brisingr, anyway) that had their fortune told by Angela. Eragon notices them and they act all secretive, and he mentions that the older women had damaged wrists that looked as if she’d tried to cut herself out of manacles or something. It’s a rather brief exchange, but I’m pretty sure that’s who showed up in Uru’baen.

    • Its the woman who Eragon blessed in book 3 we don’t really know anything about her only that if a 5th book comes out she’ll some how be apart of it. My own personal thought on the matter is that she’s eragons mother Selana (spelling) of course this makes very little sense since Angela already met her but hey its a thought.

      • Wyrda

        no she couldnt be Selnea bcuz Angela had already told Selena’s fortune once b4. She told Eragon so in book1, though she didnt kno it was Eragon’s mother.

  • Anonymous

    I think, deep down, Eragon DID want to leave Alagaesia. He had changed too much, and he no longer felt like he belonged. Just like he said he didn’t want to go back to Palancar Valley; he didn’t want to be anywhere in Alagaesia. He mentioned a couple of times that he didn’t feel like he had anywhere to be. Even when there was still a real prospect of him finally getting together with Arya; his love for Arya still wasn’t strong enough to stop these feelings of needing to escape. It happened with Murtagh too. He loved Nasuada, but his true name changed, and he needed to find a new home for him, even more than he wanted to stay with Nasuada. That’s why, although it saddened Eragon deeply, he was willing to leave Arya and everything behind.

    And now that I have thought about it more, I think it makes sense that Eragon can’t return. It’s not that he can’t, it’s that he doesn’t want to… sort of. What I think CP was trying to show us with Eragon revisiting Brom’s tomb was that Eragon would be too tempted to change something that he thinks would be good, but might end up being bad. Seeing Brom brought up too many memories; he ended up changing the name of the grave, which was okay, but then he also wanted to bring Brom back to life, which was NOT okay. Eragon should not visit the site again, because no matter how strong he becomes, there will always be that urge to bring Brom back to life, knowing that there might be a tiny chance of succeeding. It’s similar for Alagaesia. There’s too many opportunities for him to do something he would regret. He has become something of a god, too powerful and too easy for him to convince people to do whatever he desires. I mean, even in his short time after Galbotorix’s death, he ended completely changing Alagaesia forever by making Dwarves and Urgals riders. That’s the kind of magic no one else in history could do, but Eragon was able to change the world that quickly simply because he wanted do and he felt it was the right thing to do. And maybe it was, but that’s besides the point. He needed to leave to somewhere completely new where he could start over and be balanced.

  • Anonymous

    I think, deep down, Eragon DID want to leave Alagaesia. He had changed too much, and he no longer felt like he belonged. Just like he said he didn’t want to go back to Palancar Valley; he didn’t want to be anywhere in Alagaesia. He mentioned a couple of times that he didn’t feel like he had anywhere to be. Even when there was still a real prospect of him finally getting together with Arya; his love for Arya still wasn’t strong enough to stop these feelings of needing to escape. It happened with Murtagh too. He loved Nasuada, but his true name changed, and he needed to find a new home for him, even more than he wanted to stay with Nasuada. That’s why, although it saddened Eragon deeply, he was willing to leave Arya and everything behind.

    And now that I have thought about it more, I think it makes sense that Eragon can’t return. It’s not that he can’t, it’s that he doesn’t want to… sort of. What I think CP was trying to show us with Eragon revisiting Brom’s tomb was that Eragon would be too tempted to change something that he thinks would be good, but might end up being bad. Seeing Brom brought up too many memories; he ended up changing the name of the grave, which was okay, but then he also wanted to bring Brom back to life, which was NOT okay. Eragon should not visit the site again, because no matter how strong he becomes, there will always be that urge to bring Brom back to life, knowing that there might be a tiny chance of succeeding. It’s similar for Alagaesia. There’s too many opportunities for him to do something he would regret. He has become something of a god, too powerful and too easy for him to convince people to do whatever he desires. I mean, even in his short time after Galbotorix’s death, he ended completely changing Alagaesia forever by making Dwarves and Urgals riders. That’s the kind of magic no one else in history could do, but Eragon was able to change the world that quickly simply because he wanted do and he felt it was the right thing to do. And maybe it was, but that’s besides the point. He needed to leave to somewhere completely new where he could start over and be balanced.

    • Anonymous

      The fact that Arya couldn’t go with him was just bad timing. If Eragon had told Arya about his plan a little sooner, or if he put it into his letter, then Arya would have put herself out of the running to become queen, and she would definitely leave with Eragon. As it was, Eragon was just a little too late, and for that reason, they can never be together. But I have no doubt that Arya will find time to visit Eragon now and again, maybe once every 5 years or something like that. But still, the question of who will train Arya and her dragon remain unanswered, and I hope CP further elaborates on that.

      • GirlofManyNames

        I totally agree with you. I’m glad that somebody could capture this idea so well without completely bashing the ending.

      • Shur’tugal

        No they could always end up being together they love each other to much not to…She doesnt have to be queen forever you know.

    • Dragon Slayer

      I understand what you’re saying and I guess to be honest it was the only sensible ending… I’ll admit if eragon and arya did just get together easily it would be too, well, obvious or some might see it as rushed or cliché. I do wonder if he’ll come back to eragon and arya or if his ultimatum ‘I have no more words for this series’ really means he has no more words for them… sad times…

  • guest

    I loved this book, I read it over a week, although I would have liked to read it in a couple days but I couldn’t with school and everything. I thought capturing all the cities and Roran fighting were a little drawn out, but they were probably necessary. The battle scenes with Galbatorix and Lord Barst were great. The biggest let down was Arya not leaving with Eragon. I felt that Paolini made her not go just so that we would misinterpret the dream Eragon had had when he left on the ship and the two dragons were flying in the sky. And I see no reason why Eragon can’t come back. I am eagerly awaiting another book about Alagaësia to pull everything together!

  • Hopesy97

    I see alot of comments about how people dont like the book or at least the ending.
    Those people are, my opinon, idiots. The book was brilliant. The ending was brilliant. 
    Christoper Paolini. Thank You.

    • Guest

      And I see a lot of comments defending CP’s writing and storytelling without pause.  These people, in my opinion, are the reason why Inheritance did not end well.  CP will not improve if all he receives is continual praise.  Who will watch the watchers…

      • Dragon Slayer

        touché… haha… good point there

      • Guest

        haha, loved your comment. I kind of agree with the rushed ending, it seemed like CP wasn’t writing from Eragon’s point of view anymore, but more of a point of view from someone who was watching from a distance at everything that was happening, still loved the book though!

      • Mcgovern Lauren

        i genuinley liked it, it was different from what i wanted, but i think it was kind of better that way.If it came out the way I wanted, there would be no surprise.

      • Anonymous

        So true because with constructive critism,then a writer wont be able to grow

    • Stronghammer

      The ending just seemed a little rushed. Still adored the book. I work on my idiocy for ya though

    • Captain Obvious

      Few people seem to realise how bad the ending was. The only human rider left the country while it tries to rebuild and an elf rider was put in his place, one who has had no training as a dragon rider with a dragon rider. The next two riders will most likely be an urgal and a dwarf. So the new generation of riders will be made out of other races and it has been explicitly stated by people in the books that the empire dislikes other races to the point of hatred. The three new riders will have no formal training by a proper rider and their presumable leader arya will not be able to help as she will be tied up by being queen.

      • Joe-Lad

        What do you mean no formal training!!
        Eragon’s going to train them, that’s part of the reason he left

    • Cannibal_Eater

      I agree.

    • Shur’tugal

      Yes the book was absolutely amazing!! But the only thing I dont like about the ending is Arya and Eragon not being together… Christopher Paolini is amazing and I like him alot but that part of the ending WAS bad/heartbreaking!…And im not an idiot!!!!! 

  • vrael_raj

    Does no one think that the Soothsayer might actually be Angela?? there are too many similarities!! O_O

    • SAS

      I do

  • rioter

    I’m a bit confused on the ending of the story
    1-Eragon has saphira, so its not like its impossible to go back, even if it takes a month
    2-eragon left enchanted mirrors behind, so its not like he will never see his friends again
    3-even, if some random barrier kept him out, he knows the name of names and could just destroy it

    What do you think was messed up or done right in the end?

  • RB

    I loved the book. I preferred the second half of the book (once it started with Arya and Eragon’s sword practices)… I’m not a huge fan of the Roran sections in the beginning, but maybe that is something I’ll try to enjoy the second time around….

    *** What were some of ya’lls favorite parts of the book or interesting things that should be thought about deeper in this last book???
    ** and please don’t direct me to the forums for my questions, I want to know from the people here.

    • Rtmordecai

      Though some of it doesn’t really line up with the plot well, he managed to keep some things secret that I was dying to know, like where are the rest of the Ra’ zac?  I think Galby said that there were more eggs, I think it would be awesome if one of the new plots he does in middle earth fallows a new rider, maybe even a dwarf or urgal, as they seek out the new ones.

      • Hopesy97

        Middle Earth? Don’t you mean Alagaesia.

      • charlie

        *face palm*

      • Rtmordecai

        Oh wow! ha was tired, and had just finished a rant partly comparing Middle Earth and it’s themes to Alegesia and Inheritance.   

    • Guest

      I thought most of the book was pretty boring, just too many battle scenes and Eragon endlessly mulling things over. I also don’t like Arya or Elva as characters, they are to aloof and distant for me to connect with. On the other hand, some part were great like the final battle with Galbatorix and I loved the scene with the giant snail!

  • John

    christopher should right a short story happening years later. he could put it up on his website because, the ending of inheritance was awful.

  • Anonymous

    I posted this on the 2.0 thread and people seemed to like what I had to say, so here it is again.

    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.

    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.

    • Anchal Jain

      As far as the Green rider thing went, after the discovery of the eggs, the green rider’s identity inherently lost importance (I honestly forgot about the whole mystery until after galbatorix was dead).

      Because it didn’t matter as much anymore, I felt like Christopher brought it up just out of obligation due to the reader’s 8 years of speculation before the Vault eggs were revealed.

      I like his apparent change of killing Islanzadi and making Arya take up the throne. It definitely fits Arya’s character and it would have felt out of place for her to simply give up the position and leave with Eragon.

      I thought that Glaedr’s constant presence throughout the book was very well done, and I liked it quite a bit. Also, Nasuada’s capture/torture was very interesting and I was not expecting it. It also became a nice catalyst for Murtagh’s change.

      Overall I think Inheritance was a success and it was a just ending for the series.

      • Captain Obvious

        First off it is implied heavily throughout the series that elves do not have to take the throne, arya also states that after years of being an ambassador that she doesnt really know her own kind anymore. Also the elves seem to pester her for like a few weeks after Islanzadi death until she accepts, this seems kind of odd that a younger elf would get the position and after only a few weeks debate. It is also heavily implied that riders should not lead other races, when eragon speculates on taking the throne the eldunari tell him not too, yet its okay for arya to? As for Islanzadi dying this seems like a quick fix to solve the problem of arya staying behind as its stated in eragons guide that shes still alive, huge mistake on the authors part.

        • Almarea

          hmmmmm, I really like your point on that Arya was young and that she really WAS so different from the other elves. WHY was it that they were so insistent on her taking the thrown? WHAT were their “other reasons” that Arya never mentioned? Hmmmmmm, maybe they had some hidden agenda? MAYBE, for whatever reason, they didn’t want her to go with Eragon? Maybe it was more that they wanted to keep an eye on her and, for whatever reason, make sure that they could keep a hold on one of the riders in Alagaesia -like a political force. Perhaps they wanted that hold and pull on power?

          Then again, maybe I’m just crazy and totally reading into this.

      • Shur’tugal

        Very well put but I still hope CP makes another book about them lol 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Yes,that is exactly how I feel.Ty for writing it out,but the only thing that didn’t set well with me was the foretold romance between eragon and arya.

    • DC

      “There’s something to be said for a kiss”

      Very well put.
      I agree with being unable to connect with the exchange of true names, despite certainly understanding and valuing the significance.

    • Shur’tugal

      I like most of what you said but I dont agree with some things,… For instance the Roran thing never really got old to me He has great instincts ( and luck ) and is just down right clever. 🙂

       The soldiers who cant feel pain was a shock in Brisingr and i like how CP did it in this one because it made it more realistic ( I mean if I had soldiers who cant feel pain I would definitely use them as much as possible.) And while reading your comment I like what you said about the three dragons thing it would be cool, but it’s improbable, because it would be impossible to steal an egg again as Galbatorix wouldnt let it happen again. But I had an interesting idea although improbable as ive said, but what if Eragon and Saphira went alone to face Galbatorix and Shruikan while Arya and Firnen faced Murtagh and Thorn that would be interesting. ( just food for thought lol ) I really did like however how Eragon and the others defeated Galby it made sense and was very epic. 🙂

      Also Eragon and Arya exchanging names I thought was great and yes though I would loved to have seen a kiss ( which I was definitely waiting for. ) them and the true names was good because as you said our world’s are different and that meant more to them than anything. 

      So as I close I must say you have very good points and I hope you think I do too
      I honestly am not trying to criticize you we all have our opinions.
      Please though write me back cause you sound like you have some good thoughts 
      and I would love to hear them.

      Thanks for reading.

      • Anonymous

        Hey,

        I see what you’re saying about the dragon eggs. Honestly at this point all we can say is “what if” however, that being said… A possible scenario that came to mind was if Galbatorix had moved the last egg to Dras Leona or some other city within the empire after Saphira’s egg was stolen, it would have facilitated an earlier acquisition of the egg by the Varden. Maybe even Roran could have found it, which would have given a little more meaning to his heroic escapades.

        But really all I’m saying is that Christopher didn’t write himself in to a corner with the green dragon. There was nothing set in stone governing when he introduced it and I feel like introducing it earlier was an opportunity that he missed. 

        Thanks,

        And also, thank you everyone for all the likes and comments, I really appreciate it.

        • Shur’tugal

          Kvetha Fricai

          Wow I didnt think about that either and yes all we can say is what if lol… Also I dont think Galby would be dumb enough to leave any egg within reach of the varden or where he could’nt watch lol… But once again I like what you said and that would be really cool lol :)Thanks for talkin with me you seem like a cool guy with good thoughts about this story.BTW the Vault of souls part freaked me out when I read it lol I never even saw that coming I smiled with joy and just freaked lol… what was your reaction to that part?Se onr sverdar sitja hvass! 🙂

          • Anonymous

            As far as the resolution of major plot lines go, I felt like the Valut of Souls one of the better ones. I enjoyed seeing Solumbum’s prophecy come true, and I thought the memory erasing was a creative detail.

          • Shur’tugal

            True, it just blew my mind lol it weirded me out ( in a good way ) when Solembum said the page number in domia abr wyrda and then couldnt remember ever saying lol

        • Almarea

          I totally agree with you on the Dras Leona scene (it was by far one of my favorites, very well done). I also really wanted the green egg to hatch as well and, honestly, when Joed came running out yelling that he had found it, I thought (for sure) that it was another secret passage into Urubaen which I thought would lead to finding the Green dragon egg.

          Also, while both Eragon and Arya were captured beneath Dras Leona and the priests first brought out the raz ac eggs my heart skipped a beat for a minute. I had hoped that it was the green egg.

          Wishful thinking, I guess.

  • Gabsofsteel

    i just feel like he could have developed the last 100 pages like the rest of the book… 

  • Mark

    the ending was awful. period

  • SAS

    Does anyone but me think that Angela might be the soothsayer????

    • Cannibal_Eater

      I don’t think so. because she is always around when things are happening. I don’t think she would sit in one place for a long time.

    • Rtmordecai

      Wasn’t the soothsayer an elf?  It seems doubtful that she’s an elf.  She has obviously been around for a while, but she doesn’t seem to fit any of their characteristics.  

    • GirlofManyNames

      I think she is, too. And the soothsayer wasn’t an elf. Galbatorix says, “She had no name other than the title Soothsayer, and certain stories lead me to believe she was neither elf nor dwarf but something else entirely.” That’s what made me think that she might be the Soothsayer in the first place.

      • Guest

        I think the soothsayer was one of the grey folk. This could mean that Angela could be a decendent of the grey folk?

    • Rtmordecai

      Okay so after reading that part again, I’ve changed my mind.  It makes sense, that after spending so much time learning all that was going to happen, she would want to go and see it.  She would know where everything important was going to take place, yet might not know the specifics.  She would know who was going to win, I feel like she said something to this effect in one of the first two books.  Her “attendants” might be werecats too!

  • Rune21

    hmmm, maybe I’m crazy here, but I thought it was pretty obvious that the Menoa tree took some stuff to make a baby from Eragon.  Givin its’ back story, it only makes sense that it would crave something like that.  Especially considering where he felt the little jolt at that point, and the tree’s little chuckle later.

    • RAR

      You’d think he would notice if something like that changed though…

  • Rtmordecai

    Oh wow it took out my paragraphs when it posted it. Now I’m really sorry for how long it was, well anyway, just thought I’d mention it, my post was only to give contrast to all of the overwhelming praise for how the series was written.  It wasn’t horrible, and obviously I read, and have fallowed, the series.  I actually enjoyed it, but in the way that people enjoy reality t.v. or soap operas.  It isn’t the most sophisticated work, but it is fun and enjoyable. 

  • Rtmordecai

    Everyone seemed to miss it when CP said that he wasn’t going to reveal any TRUE Names. 
     
    I thought the ending was the only sophisticated piece of the entire plot.  The rest of the book was fulfilling completely obvious plot obligations.  That he managed to keep anything a mystery surprised me.  The entire book kept me completely frustrated.  He could easily have ended the series in the Brisingr, though I doubt he would have named it that.  What really happened with the  Varden during Brisingr?  They made it to Feinster.  Then in the next book they just casually capture three more cities.  What about Eragon being a child the entire series?  At the end of each book you come away with the impression that he has made some gigantic leap forward in character and the way he thinks, but throughout each book he is weak, brash, naive, and constantly being put in his place.  I can understand that from Orimis, Gleadr, and a couple of the older elves, but at no time in the book did he make any steps that said he was a good candidate for his ridership, other than that he is really lucky and doesn’t quit.  The way CP writes about the people in the setting makes me think that Vanir was right.  I could go into greater detail, but I’ll just provide an example, one that is specifically about him as a worrior, but expresses what I’m talking about with Eragon the Spellcaster, leader, and even Rider.  At the end of “Eragon” he was supposed to be the very best human swordsman.  He was outmatched by any elf, but no one else was suppossed to be his equal.  Vanir defeats him easily, until the Blood Oath, at which point Eragon is suppossed to be far superior to everyone.  Elves continue to beat him in the FINAL book.  What?  He is usually just saved by someone else, an elf almost alwasy beats him to casting a spell.  Arya, and the rest of the elves, seem to be so much more of a complete package in battle.  He was supossed to think like an elf, but he looks stupid, except at the very end, when talking to any of the other leaders.  All the time with the elves produced a faster, stronger, and slightly more knowledgeable Eragon than the human one we thought we had in the first book.  The greatest advantages he gained were privy to everyone and their grandma, even the FREAKING name of names.   He never used the ability to get energy from the things around him except on helgrind and when he was loading the belt, and a couple truly insignificant times.  He never used it even though we find out that Arya knows, and when considering that she is yet a fairly Young Elf, most all of them probably know about it.  But it could have been a great tool, had CP seen fit to keep it so.  Galby could have been ignorant about it for his dark character never allowed him to reach that point.  Now it seems that it’s absolutely insignificant, even though he spent so much of Eldest just trying to figure it out.Aside from any of the specific plot/setting/characterization issues I have with the book I feel I would really be dumb if I didn’t go ahead and call him out on this, since I do pretty much every time I discuss this series with people.  It is Star Wars in Middle Earth.  Up until, and through, the third book CP used Star Wars plot, and Middle Earth style with the races, and setting.  Sure he diverged, the books are about people riding dragons, but he did NOT expand upon these themes.  He had a chance to make it his own, and the more and more CP came out the more and more I felt like I was reading with CP to a deadline for publishers.  There was so much in-continuity, but beyond that he failed to give us anything other than what we expected.  He had great ideas, but failed to think them through, in the context of what had already happened, what he had already committed the plot to, and what a truly creative and original story should have.  In the end he left the Star Wars plot, only after Darth Vader… I mean Murtagh helped kill Galby.  He even had the FREAKING female leader of the resistance captured and rescued.  I know it was out of order, but Come On! He left the Star Wars plot and had Eragon play Frodo and leave Alagesia, Middle Earth’s carelessly laid out brother, behind forever.  Fulfilling Angela’s profecies was sweet, but hardly the right thing for the series.  Vrael was the most powerful person in all of Alegesia when he fell to Galby and his Eldunari. Why should Eragon leave, he’s not even any more powerful than Arya or Murtagh?  It just did not fit enough for you to copy J.R.R.T.  CP.  🙁  That’s disappointed face, not sad.  Plus, I’m not taking credit for this, someone else mentioned this a while ago, but the secret about the Rock of Kuthian and VoS was some Eldunari and a bunch of Dragon eggs.  The fan mentioned that they would not make the Vault of Souls Eldunari, because it would just end in who had the most Eldunari, but that’s what it ended up being.  The only redeaming part of the book, the way in which Eragon actually defeats Galby, saved us from having to delve into an Eldunari vs Eldunari debaucle, and I was impressed by Eragon’s spell, but it doesn’t change the fact that CP just threw away that opportunity.  Btw Saphira ended up getting with the Dragon from the last of the original three remaining eggs, so in the end the VoS had almost Zero impact on the plot.  Please don’t tell me that the old dragons telling him back in the day stories on the way back from Vreongard is really what ended Galby.  Sorry for the long comment and for pretty much just ranting, but I’ve had these fears since I finished the second book, and for the most part CP just completely let me down on everyone of them.  Any of his future works will have to be pretty popular for me to consider them, cause he coasted of of two other creators for 4 books, and I’m not sure he has what it takes to actually create an inspiring work of his own.  If you feel any of this was inaccurate, it might have been, this was from memory.  You may not believe me, but I didn’t elaborate on a lot of what I found wrong in the examples I gave, so comment and I’ll go into further detail.

    • Cannibal_Eater

      It is Star Wars in Middle Earth! But I think that CP does a great job of making his story interesting. In some ways it is original and some ways it isn’t. I also like how he creates his characters in a way that makes the reader feel bonded with them.

      • Rtmordecai

        I said that, but it only just struck me that I’ve never heard that idea on this site, have your ever heard anyone say that before?  My brother and I thought it was, and would fallow the plot more closely the entire series, kind of an homage.  As he took his series away from it I was a little confused and wondered if I was completely wrong.  

        He definitely added something of his own, and I have great respect and admiration for someone who becomes a bestselling author off a series he started when he was 15.  He wouldn’t have gotten to where he is if he didn’t have a real talent for capturing an audience, but I think that once he took the story where he wanted and away from the form it had been in, he was limited by things that he had already put in place.  I will be looking closely at whatever he does write, because some of his ideas were really awesome.  Some of the revelations shook me deeply, Murtagh in Eldest, Orimis and Gleadr in the same, and so many more across all of the books.  I think the way he killed Galbatorix was superb, because it was exactly like what Brom said Eragon would have to do, and one of the only ways that lined up well with his character.  I loved that it was spell formed and informed by his emotion and pure will and that it wasn’t a spell that was intended to kill him.  It was as if Eragon made something even more powerful than a True Name, and Galbatorix wasn’t strong enough to handle the truth.  So that and the scene in the grove where Eragon finally heard everything and nothing, or how ever it goes, are themes that I thought were amazing.  But I was so sad when they ended up seeming like side notes to things like Roran, and who became dwarf king, and things that in the end seemed to make really long books longer, and then didn’t seem to matter that much in the end.

        Once again way to long, so sorry, but despite my first post I really like discussing this last book.

  • Luckyjay17

    Seriously other than Eragon & Saphira, Arya was my Favorite character of the series. I liked that she was a mysterious, brave, independent, fierce warrior… & obviously that she was Eragon’s love interest. But, i although i loved this last book…. I have to admit the last few pages left me really unsatisfied. I understand why CP didn’t say the actual true names of most things/ people. But what ARE the few things about Arya’s true name that Eragon thought were  intimate about her? Why did he not actually ask her maybe later on. I actually hope they’d get together if only for the last few days or at least share an intimate moment… Or just only one kiss.
    I understand why he will probably never see Nasuada or Roran & Katrina, what with them being immortal, it will take a while before the Riders’ glory stabilizes that they’ll most likely be dead. So why can’t Eragon ever come back & see/ be with Arya? They are both immortal. Once everything regarding the Riders is settled, even if it takes a century or two, can’t they get together? Knowing Eragon, his feelings for her will probably never change. CP should definitely continue the series but taking place sometime in the future, if only one book just to answer what’s happened to them since then.

  • BOB

    Why couldn’t CP just have written an ending where Eragon and Arya just got together damn it…

  • RAR

    Everyone says they want to know what the Menoa tree wanted. I say all she wanted was for Eragon to leave. That’s why when he asked she just said go. I thought that in Brisingr when she first said it. I still wish there was more Thorn and Murtagh.

    • Koda101

      Yes! You are the only person I have seen to think this! I thought so from Brisingr as well. All these years I have said that all the Menoa tree wanted was for Eragon to leave and everyone has ignored me and said that was way too simple. But that really was it! All she said was go! She didn’t take anything!!!! Also, I hated the ending. The last 100 pages (basically after Galbatorix was defeated) were rubbish.

    • troll

      yeah i know, like the feeling he got in his stomach dosent mean she removed something from him, he could have just been hungry or something
      but her just wanting him to go makes the most sense

  • Brandontheguy

    I cant wait to hear broms story in the next decade…

  • Rockthearts778

    How are the new riders supposed to find Eragon let alone fly there!?

    • Imaronjongirl

      The Eldunari will direct them, just as they directed Eragon and Saphira. Dragons have an impeccable sense of direction; they won’t get lost.

      • Rtmordecai

        Yeah I feel like that could be a really interesting plot for another book.  Maybe it would be something of a quest, to make it to where the riders now call home.  They would get help from the dragons, but for the most part they would be on their way alone or with a group of the other riders that had hatched around the same time as them.

    • Luckyjay17

      I’m sure with the enchanted mirrors he left Arya, he will be able to send someone back (with a map maybe?) to pick up the new Riders. Wasn’t that a bit clear?

      • Sri Hari-dasa

        How will the eggs hatch for them if he left only two eggs with them which may take a century to hatch? The Riders like Vrael, Oromis, Brom etc. felt it wise to remain in Alagaesia even when there were hundreds of dragon. Just to leave readers nostalgic, the author seems to have forced Eragon out of Alagaesia, leaving us longing for ExA, mourning what could have been, but will never be. Yes, ‘cuz if the prophecy is right, Eragon will never return, and Arya will have to rule as Queen till she dies, for that is the way it is with the elves. No hope for reunion. Damn you, Chris, for leaving us longing for that which was never meant to be! May you never be able to leave Alagaesia longer a book or two, and always return!

  • RAR

    I liked the book and the way they defeated galbatorix was pretty ingenious but there were other things. Why did Murtagh have to leave, he could have joined Eragon when he left! I would like to know what happens after Eragon leaves and why he “can’t” come back. Why did Firnen have to come into the story after the battles? Whats so special about Angela? Who were the two women that Eragon blessed in Brisingr and why were they so important? The ending of the book was pretty unsatisfactory and I hope CP writes at least one other book about what happens after. He could do a book on Murtagh, that would be nice, I want to get to know Murtagh better. Basically an afterstory is all I want. About Eragon, Saphira and Arya mostly but Murtagh, Angela, and Roran would be good to include. 

    • Rtmordecai

      I thought it would have been good for Murtagh and Eragon to leave together alone, without the elves or anyone, and brother and brother rebuild the riders.

  • Rage-913

    I was just curious if anyone realized that Eragon might not be able to have kids in the future? When he got the bright steal from under the roots of the Menoa Tree, it was said that Eragon had a burning pain in the lower abdomen. Obviously hes not female so im assuming that it meant for him to bare children. And the Menoa Tree was satisfied…which seems odd as hell. You never find out the information about the Elven children, who the parents are, their powers anything. And like everyone else out there…how in gods name are the new riders (when they hatch) are suppose to go to Eragon for training and help, when Arya hasnt a damn clue where to go. How is Arya suppose to further her training with Firnen when Eragon and Saphira are the last to be trained by both Glader and Oromis…like that seems random. Heres a dragon, go train your self, then when you can fly on an instinctual level, i want you to come find me on the other side of the world…whhhaaatt???

    • RAR

      I think Arya already got training from them, more than Eragon. I don’t think the Menoa tree took away his ability to have children, I could be wrong. I think she just wanted him to leave but thought it appropriate to inflict pain on him as he had hurt her. I think when Eragon finds a suitable place he’ll send a message to Arya and Nasuada so they know where to find him. 

  • Erburly

    So because of this book I both love and hate Paolini…

    Love because most of the book was really really awesome.  I loved when Roran captured Aroughs, when they’re all on Vroengard, in the Vault… and the writing was terrific.  I could FEEL my vocabulary expanding while I read. 
    Hate because of Nasuada and Murtagh not being togther, not knowing Eragon’s true name (fyi, I don’t really care about not knowing the naem of the ancient language, but I’ve been waiting 4 books to find out ERAGON’S true name.  I mean, come on, we know Sloan’s! So why not Eragon?!), the rushedness of the killing of Galbatorix, and THE ENDING.  It ruined the series.  NOTHING good happens.  Sure, Roran gets his earldom, Arya becomes queen, all that good stuff, but becasue Eragon leaves, we have no idea what’s going to become of them.  Not just because it’s the last book, but also because it just gives a feeling of cluenessless.  Like, not even one of the characters in the series is going to know what happens.  I’m just overall very unsatisfied with this book…

    Also… what did the Menoa tree take?  What is Angela?  And how are Arya and whatever-her-dragon’s-name-is going to get proper training as Riders?  The end was just too sloppy.  I hated it.  I cried for half an hour.

    But thanks, Paolini, for one of my favorite series. 

    • Dom_modmod

      what was sloan’s true name??

      • Imaronjongirl

        Erburly was mistaken. We were never given Sloan’s true name.

    • Cannibal_Eater

      How Eragon killed Galbatorix was probably my favorite part in the book.

    • Wizhoger

      you know Sloan’s true name? o_O

    • Wizhoger

      You cried? O_o

      • Shur’tugal

        I cried when Katrina got taken by the Razac lol 🙂

  • Cam

    I greatly enjoyed the book but I thought Eragon’s actions at the end of the book were a bit stupid. Heres what I wouldv’e done in his situation: First I would have used the true name of the Ancient language to restore Vroengard to its former self and I would use Vroengard as the location to train the new riders. Then I would have gathered Arya and Murtagh and everyone who knows the true name of the ancient language and I would have cast a spell that removed the name from their minds. Eragon was right, whoever knows the name holds too much power. Before I cast the spell however I would have left the true name in Vraels dragons eldunari (forgot his name). This way, in times of crisis they would still have the name and could use it if needed. If Eragon did all this, he wouldn’t have had to leave, fail his duty to Nasuada, and leave Arya forever. Thats just what I would have done if I was Eragon.

    • Asfdghj

      If things had ended in this way, Inheritance would have been a great book! Chris made the ending cup max…

    • Koda101

      It would have been awesome if it ended like that. I would have been totally happy then. Why did Eragon have to leave? Totally stupid if you ask me…

  • Arrow

    Christopher should make a book about Murtagh’s side of te story. It would just be cool to see Murtagh interact with Thorn like Eragon and Saphira do.

  • Zanmore

    Was anyone else curious about the people on vroengard? it talked about seeing lights one night and then it never mentioned them again.

    • Sri Hari-dasa

      Maybe they were the Grey Folk? o_O

  • Jaduk the Fierce

    CP has many questions to answer about Alagaesia and i really hope he gets to writing soon (:

  • [email protected]_20

    It would be nice to see Eragon and Saphira in future stories perhaps serving as Oromis and Glaedr did for a new rider who could be the main character. Perhaps the new rider could be an Urgal or dwarf.

  • [email protected]_20

    This was a great book and a great series although i was quite upset with its ending. I hope CP would consider maybe writing a story from possibly Arya’s point of view since she was one of my favorite characters and I would love to learn more about her than we did in the series.

  • Anonymous

    With the series over, the two things that leave me wondering the most, the most luring “loose ends” for me are: the mysterious women, and the evil that is sometimes spoken about that lives in Alagaesia. Glaedr mentions I think when they are flying to Vroengard, that there are evils that are perhaps even more powerful than Galbatorix himself. Similar things were said a couple of times throughout the series by different characters. And one of the Eldunari, I forget which one, gave Murtagh the advice about what he should avoid in his wanderings. They mentioned an Urgal: could a regular Urgal really be powerful enough to pose a threat to a Dragon Rider? I wish more was elaborated upon the Spirits. They are probably the most powerful creatures in the land. If a couple of them take control over a human, that human becomes more powerful than most Dragon Riders. If a magician was to somehow learn how to control the spirits and use their power, they would probably be an even great power source than the Eldunari!

    • Whatever

      ppl already knw how to control spirits. it is called the art of ‘sorcery’. however it is exceedingly dangerous.

  • Hello :D

    I found the last book to be less personal than the first three in the way that, the first three were more about Eragon’s personal growth, and how he and Saphira came to be the people they are, where as in inheritance, yeah it followed there story but it was more about taking cities, and the war going on and basically just stopping Galby the swine, if that makes any sense? I guess it couldn’t exactly be as personal though as it was a race against time before Galby stopped everyone, but still, I would have liked to felt closer to Eragon 🙂

    Also, I would have liked to have seen Shruikan and Galbatorix fly together, and fight a bit, even though they would have probably destroyed everyone and everything, it would have been worth reading the first three books to atleast see something rather than only seeing him fly once and not even have Galby on his back, but oh well. 
    I was still very sad when the book ended, wahhh, I want more books of the new riders stories pleeeeaaaseeeee 😀

    • Hello :)

      Ah i forgot, i would have liked to have seen Firnen earlier and not just a pointless hatch, but an ally in fighting Galbatorix, 3 dragons vs galby and Shruikan, that would have been good to read, but ahh well 🙂 

    • Anonymous

      I completely agree. In the first book, you felt so close to Eragon. During Inheritance, you probably felt closer to Roran than you did anyone else, which was kind of disappointing.

      Also, this is sort of a random critcism of the series, but I think I need to say it. It isn’t some big event that I didn’t agree with. It is a little thing throughout the entire series that I thought CP should have done better with: Saphira’s story. Well, I mean her personally. We got to know Eragon and everything about him, but I’ve always felt as if we could have gotten a lot more out of Saphira. I like her attitude, and her connection with Eragon is easy to see, but I mean her personally, and her actions. It was always Eragon who faced the most difficult challenges. Eragon who was forced to sacrifice so much and make the most difficult decisions. I know anything that happens to Eragon indirectly happens to his dragon as well, but still. Even during the fights with Thorn, most of the concentration was upon Eragon vs. Murtagh. I thought the very beginning of the series started perfectly, with Eragon getting to know Saphira, learning more about Saphira. Saphira teasing Eragon when she was still a baby, having to be fed by Eragon, her first flight with Eragon. That was the only time throughout the series where I felt it was just as much about the dragon as it was about the rider.

      • Imaronjongirl

        I agree wholeheartedly. 

      • Hello :D

        I would have liked this too actually, the first book you felt so close to eragon AND saphira <3

    • [email protected]_20

      i know how you just how you feel it would have been nice to see Galbatorix and Shruikan fly together and i was also rather upset with the books ending ut well hopefully we can get some more stories about other riders and Alagaesia

  • Zanmore

    I also wish that Firnen had come in a little earlier in the book and then there had been a real all out battle of dragons and riders ending with thorn and murtagh realizing that they were changed and turned on galbatorix and then won or something. not the big black dragon thats ten times larger than it should be got stabbed in its eye and died… but its whatever

    • Anchal Jain

      The fact that all the eggs were found made the whole green rider mystery insignificant. It really wasn’t even necessary, but I guess it was more of an obligation just to tell the readers who Galbatorix’s last egg would hatch for. And it was the set up for Arya to make her very painful decision not to leave.

      • Zanmore

        I agree haha once i read about all of the eggs i was like who cares who the third rider is? Now, all of the main characters can have a dragon. Roran, Arya, Elva, Nasuada, heck they could even throw one towards Blodgharm. I wish somehow they could’ve gotten the egg sooner and then found the eldunari and remaining like 300 eggs. Ever since Eldest came out hasn’t everyone been wondering who the third rider would be? even though the best and obvious guess was Arya, its like waiting for a decade on something that is no longer detremental to the overall plot. i mean all of the eldunari and soon to be dragons left the land so where does that leave Firnen? is he just supposed to train himself and get it on with whatever dragon happens to come his way? i don’t know about that and one other thing i don’t understand is why have all of the rider eggs in a place where they will never find their riders? sure they’ll send a few back every now and then but wouldn’t it be waaaay more effiecient just to leave all of the riders eggs on the mainland and just go to the different groups? Like there was what 48 eggs or something? the number isn’t really important but like why not send like 12 eggs to the elves, 12 to the humans, 12 to the dwarves, and twelve to the urgals and then rotate them as necessary in order to find the new riders in the fastest manner. At the rate they’re going now it will take a whole nother century just to somewhat see the riders come back. Which is good if we want to read a centuries worth of books but i mean really? Again i say i want CP to write a book about the first urgal rider and i want the dragon to be a sweet purple or some color that hasn’t really been used. And this has already been mentioned but shouldn’t the werecats even be considered to be riders as well? i mean it does say that the were cats have always been friends to the dragons and thats why they were the ones that were told about the vault of souls and all that.
        i really love this series and i don’t want it to end but having to wait three years for one book can get tiring. especially when the ending was somewhat unsatisfying.
        if arya wanted to love eragon then she should’ve not become queen of the elves and she should’ve just gone with him.

        • Luckyjay17

          Thing is Arya had already become queen before she knew about Eragon & Saphira’s decision to leave. I had to re-read some of the sections in Eldest about the elven culture for me to understand her sacrifice & decision to stay. After learning of Arya somewhat we can see that she is too loyal, selfless, & bound to duty for her to have changed her mind & leave… To me this would’ve changed her true name, who she was.

        • Imaronjongirl

          I was disappointed as well at how little the green dragon had to do with the story. They might as well have put Shruikan on the cover…oh wait, he had little to do with the story as well….-_-. 

          About the eggs…Keeping the majority of them with Eragon far from Alagaesia would ensure that they are not stolen or harmed in any way. Kind of goes along with that saying, “never keep all your eggs in one basket”. <— Ha! The word 'eggs' actually applies here! The problem I do have with this method though is that Eragon will send out two or three eggs and wait till they hatch before he sends out more. However, what if they don't want to hatch for anyone? What if they instinctively know that their rider hasn't been born yet and they choose to wait? And what if some of the eggs still with Eragon would have hatched immediately for those people that the other eggs rejected? I'm just picturing a whole host of problems that can come from this….

          And in my own honest opinion, I think the werecats would make horrible riders. They have no interest in the lives of anyone but themselves.

    • 17

      That way maybe it would have even changed Eragon & Arya’s relationship ergo swaying Arya to make a different regarding the monarchy.

  • Shadowknight_paladin

    I would have loved to finish Inheritance in 3 days like I did with book 1 but I decided to eat it slowly since it might take awhile before CP decides to write again….
    Will we never know era/saphy/glaedr/arya/murtagh/thorn’s NAMES??? Or does the book take to a more personal note as to not reveal secret as important as those kept between characters?

    I felt sad that murtagh/thorn had to leave, despite becoming the enemy at one point…well 2 books, I always found them one of my favorites and I always wanted them to come back.Galbatorix’s death…hm..well I like how he died, overwhelmed by a new light on his actions but explosion….I felt it could have been a bit more described, maybe…Shruikan..poor thing, though I expected more damage from him, I guess it’s an easy way to end his miserable life.

    Arya as the 3rd rider! well…it was kinda obvious-it was a matter of choosing between angela, arya, roran and nasuada. However, Nasuada already has too much responsibility so I crossed her out. 

    The parts which we left hanging like their names and such, was as I stated earlier, possibly for that sense of the audience being included into the story- being there and not knowing what happens as well. That worked for me a lot. the day I bought the book, I spent 4 hours nonstop.

    Beautiful book, I hope CP keeps to his word and revisit Alagaesia again- maybe something like DragonLance. But i’d be excited for any book he’ll write.

    On another note: (sorry for the huge ass comment) it’d be cool if they publish all the spells and terms in a book. That’d be so cool.

  • Zanmore

    I liked the book overall I just wish that it didn’t have to end. I had been waiting for this book for  six years and i know a lot of people had to wait longer but once it was finished I just felt sad, whether or not the ending was as powerful as it could’ve been. My question is what does everyone think about the menoa tree? it seemed content with basically nothing… i mean the dragons were leaving the land and all but there was still  two dragon eggs left on the mainland. what would the menoa tree really want? Also it mentioned that the riders’ swords were found but it never mentioned that they were really taken to wherever it was eragon was going. that doesn’t really matter though im sure it is just to be assumed that they would bring them. Another thing that i don’t get is why couldn’t arya go visit eragon some? i mean she’s the queen and all but if its her duty to also to be loyal to the riders couldn’t she go spend a while with them wherever they are at? like take a weeks vacation or something?? i mean what does a race that is so old and now in a country at peace have need for a ruler?

    Did anyone else wish that the dragons could have some how brought back brom? he was my favorite character throughout the entire series. i really wish that he wouldn’t have had to die in the first book. i wish that somehow a rider from the previous generation had survived because although eragon knows quite a bit there was still a lot that he didn’t know, as Glaedr said. Although the words from brom were never brought back up i don’t think that its that big of deal because eragon knows the name of the ancient language, no individual word or words would be worth more than that. if they were to come about i think that it should have been in the third book. I think that it would be awesome if CP could write even just one book about the life of brom. that would be an amazing prequal! it could start with how brom was chosen and how he got his saphira and could just kind of go through his life more in detail. like how he slayed morzan and all of that good stuff.

    I also wish that CP would write a book about the first urgal rider. i’m interested to see how all of that will play out. i don’t know about the dwarvish riders though. their whole motivation in life is to dig and get farther under ground, if any dwarf was to get as high as saphira did and see that the earth was round he (or she) would probably die from a heart attack. they hate heights.

    One thing that i didn’t like about this book was how quickly saphira and Firnen mate,they meet each other for like five seconds and then up they go to mate. how old was firnen really? it said that a few months had passed but then it kind of went back in the whole timeline and talked about it can dragons really mate after only a few months?  so i guess the whole theory of saphira can’t get pregnant is probably out the window although that can’t be determined too much until hopeful later books. My question about this is if saphira got pregnant and had three or however many eggs would the eggs be born as bonded to riders or would they be free dragons? 

    My final inquiry is this: I want some producer to make these books into movies. redo the eragon movie because that was stupid and all of the races were humans and it wasn’t even close to the book. but if no one wanted to redo eragon at least make an eldest movie because that was my favorite book because there was still so much uncertainty left and so much room for the characters to grow. i hope that CP never stops writing something about dragons and their riders no matter what land they live in whether it be alagesia or some unforeseen land. i absolutely love this series as it was what made me learn to enjoy reading and i am sad to finally see it come to an end. CP has inspired me to write because i know that it is possible to be able to write a good series even if it is unlikely. So thanks CP for these amazing books.(doubtful that you will ever see this but thanks nonetheless)

    • EB

      I totally agree about making the books into movies. I was very excited when Eragon came out, and was very disappointed when the movie didn’t live up to my expectations. However, if they do remake the movie, they need to do it right. First of all, cast the right people. Secondly, at least make it PG-13. I couldn’t take the original movie seriously because it seemed so child-like. Third, don’t condense the movie down so much. I understand that every little detail can’t be included, but don’t cut out the best parts. Last, and most important, get the information right. Eragon was supposed to be 15, not 17. Roran left to get a job, not to run away. And the king didn’t recruit warriors from every village. These are just a few examples, but I’m sure if I watched it again I could find a lot more. Making these books into movies would be great for the fans, and it would influence more people to read the series.

      To Christopher Paolini, on the off chance that you reads this, thank you so much for this series. Though I’m sad that it’s over, I really enjoyed Inheritance. The ending was very sad, as Eragon had to leave behind all that he had ever known, particularly Arya. You kept me reading until the last page, and I was sure there would be some loophole that would allow Arya to leave Alagaesia with Eragon. Disregarding the sad ending, you fulfilled all of my expectations in Inheritance. Thanks again.

      • Eragon4eva

        What the hell was wrong with eragon in the movie too?! He was blOnde. And tronjheim was a cave!

  • Alskdjf

    i actually never read the last two words of the  book so that i never have to admit to myself that the story is over.

    • Sml

      You mean the words “The End”?

  • Anonymous

    Just one more thing to add, about Eragon wanting to leave, not just
    being forced to leave out of necessity. It takes a huge experience to
    change one’s true name. Throughout the series, only Murtagh and Eragon
    managed it. And it was those two characters who chose to go away. I don’t think it is a coincidence. Arya has been through a lot, but she never changed her name. She hadn’t been as affected, and as such, she never had the inner need to leave. Eragon changed his true self; he no longer belonged in Palancar Valley, and after months of searching, he found that he didn’t belong anywhere. Just like Murtagh, who no longer belonged to the empire. They both needed to find their true homes elsewhere and gain a new identity.

  • Anonymous

    New here, just want to express me feelings about this book a bit. First of all, can someone explain to me Eragon’s “plan”? I need to reread parts of it. I mean, does Eragon leave a couple of eggs with Arya, let them find a rider and hatch, then ship them over to wherever Eragon is staying? And then Eragon trains the riders until they are ready, then send them back over to Alagaesia, along with the next few eggs?

    I’m not too disappointed about the loose ends, although, like everyone else, I felt rushed by the events. I was okay with how Galbatorix was displayed, but I definitely expected a bigger fight from Shruikan. I guess the reason CP didn’t write a big flying fighting scene is because there simply would be no way for Saphira and Thorn to win. For Galby and his black dragon to be defeated, everything needed to be exactly perfect.

    I am OKAY with Angela’s story not being told, as long as CP writes SOMETHING about her in the next decade :). And what do people mean by her being a “time lord”? Did I miss something…?

    I am okay with Murtagh’s story as well. Not what I preferred, but I think it is somewhat fitting. He obviously couldn’t be with Nasuada. I think he needed a while to fully regain his identity, and after that, I am 90% sure that he will leave after Eragon, in order to help Eragon raise the riders. Murtagh knows a lot that Eragon doesn’t, and vice versa. The new age of Dragon Riders would be much better off with both Eragon/Saphira and Murtagh/Thorn teaching them.

    I am a little confused about the Belt that Eragon lost. With the True name, Eragon should have been able to find it. The fact that he couldn’t mean either that it is broken, which I doubt, or that some Razac somehow got their hands on it, which makes sense considering that they can’t be traced. I have a feeling this will play a role in whatever CP decides to write in the future. The Belt, Angela, the two mysterious women, and maybe Elva and the werecats, I think will be a big part of the next novel.

    As for the very ending, I understand Arya and Eragon never really getting together. I feel that even if Eragon had stayed, it would have taken at least 10 years, until things started to settle, before Eragon and Arya decided to try… dating :p. Eragon still had a lot of maturing to do, and Arya was still emotionally stunted in that regard after the death of her former lover at the hands of Durza (I think). I just never really felt as if Arya and Eragon had a bong anywhere close to what Roran and Katrina had. The thing that puts me off, more than anything really, is that Eragon can never come back for some reason. It seemed like the only reason why Eragon said that was because it was part of Angela’s prediction…. I mean, there were absolutely zero reasons as to why Eragon should not return once in a while. It’s not a Lord of the Rings case; Frodo had absolutely nothing tying him back to his homeland, he wanted to leave in order to be in peace. Eragon didn’t want to leave, but he felt it was his duty. I understand that, but he had so many reason to at least visit once in a while, and eventually resign his post to a younger rider and come back altogether to Alagaesia. The only explanation that comes to mind is that deep down, Eragon felt a similar need for peace and isolation that Frodo felt in Lord of the Rings. He loved Arya and Roran, but he had simply been through way too much in his 18 or so years of living. Too many promises, too many deaths , too many battles and responsibilities. It was easier of a hundred year old elf queen to bear, but maybe just a little bit too much for Eragon and Saphira. The way CP writes it, he makes it feel as if Eragon would have eventually sailed off anyways, regardless if he had a great reason or not.

    Anyways, does anyone else kind of hope that Eragon settles in a beautiful tropical island, with palm trees and clear water and everything? It’s basically my only wish for Eragon. It’s what he deserves. Tropical beauty. Not to mention the heat would give Saphira and the dragons exactly what they wanted. 🙂

    Sorry for the long comment. My first ever on this website, and I just wanted to share my thoughts. Overall I really enjoyed the book. Perhaps the best in the series, perhaps not. Definitely not the best planned, but the best written, and overall very entertaining. Like everyone else, the ending altogether wasn’t as good as it could have been, but I wouldn’t have really changed the story itself. I would just change the pace and further elaborate a few things and do a few scenes differently. Looking forward to the future with CP!

    PS: regarding Brom’s final words. I think they weren’t important. I think it was more something that would be very personal to Eragon, and mean a lot emotionally to him. But it was not a dangerous piece of information, and it would be meaningless to anyone else. It could have been something like “I could never be more proud, son.”

    • Shadowknight_paladin

      I think the reason why eragon/saphy won’t come back is because if they do in some far distant future, they’ll still hold major sway in any event to which arya/firnen and murtagh/thorn can’t compete much against since Eragon is like the MAJOR MAJOR hero here and should he call for support, people might side with him despite the years past.

      Though I wanna see them again :, (

    • Hello :)

      Eragons “plan” was that to bond all of the races together, he left two eggs which he made sure that they would only hatch for a dwarf and an urgal/kull. This made sure that every race had a rider, other than the werecats who i dont exactly see as riders anyways. Then when the eggs hatched and they were mature enough to fly to Eragon, they would and from thereon Eragon would train them, whether they come back is a mystery 🙂

    • Ecorumx1b4

      couldn’t arya eventualy resign from being a queen

      • Shur’tugal

        Most likely thats what I hope/want so her and Eragon could be together 🙂

  • Abhijithsimpsons

    id liked to have seen shruikan survive >> he didnt want to survive… he couldve been the teacher of the new dragons and perhaps even saphiras mate (sounds retarded but still makes more sense than a six month old dragon :/)

  • Islingr

    Is Saphira pregnant? 😐
    And How big does Firnen gets? Can’t guess right. 😐 😐

    • awsome book… on more please?

      Firnen used protection so… sadly Saphira is not pregnant. lmfao

  • <>

    I expected the 7 words of brom, a LITTLE more info on Angela and some more book-space for Galbatorix, but i guess CP meant to keep it realisitc, not answering all questions asked and add a flavor of mystery that i enjoyed….. I LOVED the book though.

  • Fírnen

    In my opinion the end was..how to say it? good but unsatisfying…I missed the 7 words of Brom, the relation of Arya and Eragon…and somehow since eragon I wished to visit Eoam because the city ever fascinated me.
    However a great book and it’s a pity that it’s not continuing.
    Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass!

  • Hamish

    I really hope he writes more books about alagasia because there are so many things that he wasn’t able to cover in inheritance

  • Jo

    im sorry is murtagh actually in love with nasuada? or waht and i seriously am not getting these little twinkle in thier eyes and stuff, what is with that? anyway nasuada and murtagh would never have worked it would be doomed before it began, murtagh will live a very long time depending on his cercumstances and she’s queen and human, she’d jeoprodize her position with the dwarves so she’s proberly going to marry jormunderr or is he married? jez shorly murtagh and thorn have a reponserbilty as rider and dragon! so they will have to go with eragon and saphira wouldnt they

    • Anonymous

      Jormunder is married, so I still think Nasuada’s gonna marry Orrin.

  • Fan since 9

    I have to say I enjoyed the book overall but the ending was very messy. I’m not gonna list the things i didn’t like about it but the overall feeling I got was hurried and rushed. It was VERY rushed. I got the immense feeling of CP just writing it in 2 hours. I also read somewhere that during the interview at the end of the audiobook CP said he was going through a depression halfway through the book which led him to only write about a page a day and by the time he got over it he was running into publishing deadlines. So I think thats why the end of the book was rushed. I do wish that he spent more time on the ending though because I feel that it is the most defining moment of a entire series that people will remember.

  • Stronghammer

    I thought Bridget was ACTUALLY gonna strike down Roran. I couldn’t believe it. Most emotional part of book for me. My mouth dropped to the floor as I cautiously read on. I loved following Rorans story, especially in Brisingr. Simply amazing. The wrestling match with the Kull was one of my favorite reading moments… ever. Thanks CP. Although I WAS slightly disappointed with the ending. It sort of felt like I was reading one of the papers I hastily wrote 5 minutes before class. The rest was great. No going back now, it’s what we got and I’m glad as shit to have read it. 😀 Bought it opening day, finished it the following.

    • Islingr

      Roran vs Lord Barst was awesome. 😀

  • Mmki

    green rider is ayra. did anybody NOT see that coming since book 2?

    i think the author tied up a lot of loose ends, i mean he spent up to 100 pages with it, but he did forget a lot of minor details from earlier books which actually i hate when writers do.
    what were those 7 words from brom????
    what is the WORD??? TELL MEEEEE
    yeah galbatorix didn’t get a good action scene. most disappointing was shruikan. was that dragon killing spear thing a deus ex machina or what????

  • Gameday2159

    CP did an amazing job with this book. I read it in 3 days. I was hooked. You know someone has written a great book when you feel all the emotions and thoughts in it. You are Eragon. Youre happy for him when he succeeds and hurt when he is. Not many books can claim as much. Finishing the 4th book actually affected my mood the next day because I was sad it was over. Thank you CP.

    • MTNDEW

      I totally agree with you! i was extremely upset when i read THE END becuase i didnt want the amazing story to end! also when izlanzadi dies!! :”( i pray he writes more!!! Thanks Christopher!

  • XxxX

    Thank you, CP

    See with that right there I agree with everyone, sincere or sarcastic?
    It’s up to you

  • Baber Farrukh

    Yes you loved the book and you have every right to, and i have evry right not to like it and this is a fan site and as every writer will tell you constructive critism is always welcome and encouraged. Just a question how long have you been on this site?

    BTW I accidently liked your comment while I was clicking reply.

    • guest

      It doesnt need critisism, the book was perfectly the way CP meant it to be.

      • Baber Farrukh

        Yes but thats your opinion, also can scroll down and read a comment I replied to one your comments and then answer my questions.

        • guest

          i dont have to answer your questions, but some of us did like the book, and if you didnt like, then why dont you do something constructive like write your own book?

          • guest

            and like i said i am sorry

          • XxxX

            guest….calm down…..
            This site is a hater site as much as a fan site…the two terms are synonymous. So some people will love the book, and other won’t. This site gives an opportunity to flesh out arguments for and against why or why not. It’s all highly educational, so calm down.
            Also, remember its okay to disagree

          • AvigyanCool

            why dont u two meet somewhere and finish it.this really isnt a social networking site,is it?

  • Wyrda

    Paolini wrote the book how he wanted to write it, it was his idea and his alone. if he had wanted us to write it for him it would have been a disaster. i myself loved the book, and though i had some disappointments, i thought the book was outstanding. my only disappointments were due to events not happening the way i would have thought but thats the beauty of it all. if i had had one quarrel it would be how Eragon found out about the Vault of Souls, but other than that i couldnt have appreciated this amazing novel anymore..

    • guest