Monday, March 24, 2014

Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini

In the book Inheritance, or, The vault of souls, by Christopher Paolini, Eragon and Saphira continue their fight to free Alagaesia from Galbatorix's evil reign. They try to find a way to gain more power so they can defeat the evil king when the time comes. They get help from Arya, princess of the elves, Eragon's cousin Roran, and Nasuada, leader of the Varden. As unforeseen events occur, the dragon and her rider must push through their difficulties to try to fight for the freedom of Alagaesia. They fight for all the people who have already fallen in battle as a result of the struggle between the Empire and the Varden and they fight for those who do not have the means to stand up for themselves. In a final battle between good and evil, Eragon gives all he has left to try to save his friends. 
 I thought this book was amazing and it is one of my favorite books. It contains a lot of action and the relationships between the characters make the book so much more interesting. I loved this series of books and this was a great end to it. I would have liked the ending to have not been so abrupt but I still think that it is one of the best books I've ever read. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to read adventure stories because this is a great example of what an adventure story should be like. This book makes me think about how people can do things that are so morally wrong while still believing that they are doing what is best for the world. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend this book to everyone.

Reviewed by Reviewed by  Kaylee, grade 9
Montrose Library  

1 comment:

Tiffany, Montrose-Crescenta Library Manager said...

This book starts off with Eragon and Arya finishing the battle in Belatona. His cousin Roran, who is taking a city in Aroughs, will meet up with Eragon when they try to capture Dras-Leona. A secret sewer is discovered and Eragon enters it and opens the gates for the Varden to enter. Dras-Leona is captured but Nasuada is taken by Murtagh and Thorn. Eragon is appointed head of the Varden in her absence. Eragon remembers a conversation with Solembun about the Vault of Souls and Eragon goes there in hopes of receiving aid to defeat Galbatorix. Eragon and Saphira discover their true names and take five eldunari from the Vault which provide energy and aid the two when they head to Uru Baen. The Varden captures the city and Eragon, Saphira, Arya, Elva, and a few other elves head to Galbatorix's citadel. The final battle begins.

This is my most favorite book in the Eragon series, as more insight is shown into Galbatorix and the dragon riders. This information gives hope to bring back the age of dragon riders and peace throughout the kingdom of Algaesia.

I would recommend this book to 7th graders as they would understand this story more than younger people. Christopher Paolini is a young author, but he writes with great detail that only mature and intelligent people would understand

Reviewed by Arthur H., Grade 8
Grandview Library