Inheritance Cycle

by Christopher Paolini

3.57 avg rating
Book 43 of 255 in the Best Fantasy Series
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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With newly updated interlocking art across the spines of all four books!


Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.


Praise for The Inheritance Cycle:
"An authentic work of great talent." --New York Times Book Review
"Paolini is a spellbinding fantasy writer." --The Boston Globe
"A breathtaking and unheard of success." --USA Today
"Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington Post
“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic.” –People
“The new ‘It’ book of children’s lit.” –U.S. News & World Report

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A #1 USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

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10 comments
Anonymous | 2013-05-13 11:02:22
It is better than you think
Anonymous | 2013-05-14 06:00:49
book was amazing i been a fan of this series for awhile i was in middle school im 21 now!..its a good series and a amazing read i hope he makes another book soon
Anonymous | 2013-05-20 01:21:08
It's boring. Full of clichés. Roran Stronhammer and Nasuada are interesting and everybody else is obnoxious. It's boring. The explanation for the mystical spell that concealed the weapon to defeat Galbatorix was lame. It's REALLY boring. Eragon is a despicable main character who, when responsibility is thrust upon him, shirks it and runs off by himself, leaving the Varden in danger. An altogether terrible ending to a terrible book series. Did I mention it was boring?
Anonymous | 2013-05-23 03:08:24
What a mess! Awful descriptions, heavy-handed dialogue, clunky plot. Teenagers shouldn't be allowed to produce fantasy novels -- or encouraged with million dollar contracts. Leave it to people who can actually write.
Anonymous | 2013-05-28 05:01:33
Awful ending to the series. Its reds OK if it is your first/second fantasy series, but once you have read sanderson, rothfuss, GRRM, Tolkien and the other great writers Inheritance cycle is intolerably stupid and cliched. Not to mention the god awful ending.
amazing series | 2013-07-02 05:10:29
everything connected. the way it ended was the only way it could have and it was beautiful.
Anonymous | 2013-08-05 11:07:59
Just.... terrible. No way even to describe it. You could see the litarary flaws right when you pick up the book.
Anonymous | 2014-03-29 03:14:39
Sucked Bad Extremely
best book ever | 2014-06-26 09:51:15
its better than you you dumb asses its the best series ever you ****ers
Anonymous | 2014-11-28 03:22:56
For me it was a really amazing fantasy series. The whole story (even though it has some plot issues that dont have proper answer) it keeps you really hooked. Hopefully the "Book 5" will continue the story of Eragon, Saphira and the others characters and all Alageasia word. Ps. Dragon Riders and Eldunaris are an amazing concept, which gives you a whole land of ideas for imagination.
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