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The young Dragon Rider Eragon must finally confront the evil king Galbatorix to free Alagaesia from his rule once and for all.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
ISBN: 9780307974181
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (2 KB)
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The final book in the Inheritance cycle. The finally have begun to lay siege to Galbatorix’s strongholds in full force. When an enemy dragon rider and once ally, Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn, defend the city of Dras Leona, Eragon and his allies are forced to come up with a plan to open the main gate without a direct confrontation. Afterwards, Eragon and his dragon Saphira seek out a prophecy relayed to them in the first book. At the end of his series Paolini accumulated a lot of skills within his work and writings. The differences between his first book and his last are drastic and blatant. Character development improved greatly throughout the finale where you can see Eragon and Roran change mentaly. Though the ending does seem cliche, it was good to at least see an author have an ending already planned out when starting a series. Rating 4.5/5 @Ezekiel_Hannegan of the Yorba Linda Public Library Teen Book Bloggers

Jun 15, 2019

This is truly one of my favorite books of all time. It’s an incredible end to an incredible series, full of magic and heroism. No character nor facet of the plot is left incomplete, though a few loose ends do exist, which suggests a sequel possibly even beyond the novellas that were recently released. Eragon and Saphira full out one last chapter of their quest to vanquish the powerful and corrupt king, Galbatorix. This book is incredible in every way, and the magic is unique and captivating. 10/10.

May 26, 2019

What makes this book great is.. everything. Like the other books in the series, it builds up Eragon’s world while tweaking previous facts in ways that add to it. All of the characters are amazing and well-developed, as is the plot. But what I love the most about it is that it is so much longer than a book should reasonably be, and yet you can not notice it; it does not feel like a long book when you are reading it! That and it is a really good ending. It wraps up all of the main plot points, making it a satisfying end to the series. And yet, a few loose ends are intentionally left, which makes me super-excited for another book! But either way, I can now say that Christopher Paolini is now my favourite author, and all because of the Inheritance Cycle. Ten out of ten, easy. @R2-D2 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jan 27, 2019

If Roran had a dragon and magical powers he would be SOOOOO much better than Eragon. Angila is the best.

Dec 12, 2018

This book is a complete masterpiece! A wonderful fantasy read if you like dragons, amazing battles, and a little romance.

Sep 08, 2018

These are one of those books that get you thinking about what happens next. Good thing there is gonna be a book five in about half a decade or so.

May 07, 2018

Awesome book what ending eragon’s just abandoning alagaesia there has to be another book.

Feb 04, 2018

The ending to the Inheritance Cycle, and a true must read.

You can see how much Eragon has changed since the first book, more confident, strong, wiser, and more mature. It is very deep, and has a twist that might be obvious, but is also surprising. The ending chapters were not as active as the rest of the book, but being the end of the series, it's understandable that it would be slower paced. Still a magnificent book and series. The ending is so sad. I almost cry just thinking about it.

I dearly want Christopher Paolini to write another book including Eragon, Saphira, Arya, and Firnen, even if they are only secondary characters. Like teachers. And of course Angela would be there.

It is a beautiful series, and the world of Alagaesia needs to be explored more, it is too magnificent to be forgotten.

I did find some misspellings and grammar errors, but it is an 849 page book, what can you expect?

Atra du evarinya ono varda.
Eka elrun ono, Paolini, wiol thornessa.
Sé ono waise ilia.
Sé ono sverdar sitja hvass, Shur'tugal.

Oct 17, 2017

Loved the whole series and the ending just left me in a pit of despair.

Aug 02, 2017

This was by far the best book. The long, repetitive battles of its predecessor are gone, and the fighting pays better attention to inner thoughts and emotions. Although I guessed what was in the Vault of Souls in the middle of Brisingr, it still was a nice twist. I really started to like most of the characters, and I gained a much better understanding of Nasuada. The climax seemed a bit forced, though, and it didn't seem likely that Eragon could have cast that spell so easily. It seemed like too easy a way out. Also, it never really seemed like Saphira and Firnen got to know each other that much before falling in love, and Firnen was still pretty young. Although they're dragons, so I suppose it works differently for them. I liked that it was realistic in the sense that not all their troubles were over after defeating Galbatorix, and that everyone didn't yield to Nasuada easily. Those things would happen were this to be a real political situation. I also really liked that the Urgals became so developed. In the first and most of the second book, they were just portrayed as brutish monsters, but now I can see that they have a whole culture and moral values. No society is pure evil, so I thought that this was very good for the story. Overall, great book!

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Jul 08, 2014

“It's impossible to go through life unscathed. Nor should you want to. By the hurts we accumulate, we measure both our follies and our accomplishments.”

Jul 30, 2013

"Chirp, Chirp"

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Apr 17, 2012

Before he could suggest a new topic, a loud scream rang out from some where in the middle of the camp. The cry echoed three times over the rows of tents before fading into silence.
Eragon looked at Angela, and she at him, and they both began to laugh.


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May 20, 2013

Violence: Okay, well, it can be a bit gory of some sort. It doesn't really bother me, but to others it may.

Apr 11, 2013

Violence: It didn't really bother me, but some people might find it a little gory.


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