INHERITANCE by Christopher Paolini

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 stro—

Oh. Wait.

For a second there I forgot that I stopped caring about Paolini’s series six years ago. Sorry, just a hump-day brainfart.

  • Daniel B. March 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

    PLEASE NO!!!! Someone stop the presses. No more Paolini!

  • Sunny March 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Thank you…I was a little worried there for a moment!

  • Seth March 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I read Eragon and enjoyed it reasonably well, enough to read its sequel Eldest, which I found swampish and poorly executed, so I never bothered with Brisingr and have no interest in this installment either.

  • Josiah Cadicamo March 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    i couldn’t stand anything out of that mans head. I’ve tried. I’ve failed.

    I almost freaked out when i saw him on here.

  • Michael McClung March 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Just let it go and write about something else, Mr Paolini…

  • James March 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I borrowed Eragon from the library after being urged to do so by my friends. I read one page and gave up, because I may be somewhat of a masochist, but it doesn’t stretch that far. Unfortunately, I then slipped it into my backpack and forgot about it until the end of the year, when I was sent a slip of paper demanding I return it and forced to pay a hefty late fee.

    I forgot all about this series. It seems like yesterday so many people were talking about how young he was (or is, since it always sounded like the guy was perpetually fifteen)… and now he’s damn near thirty.

  • brandon S. March 24, 2011 at 5:47 am

    josiah: hey, we all tried too.

    its funny how a fifteen-year old can write the most GENERIC fantasy and get published. But hey, we still have mark charan newton and sam sykes, both were (still) in thier 20’s when they got published so if a guy like paolini can get in there than we all most definitely have a shot at it.

  • Jacob @ Drying Ink March 26, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Well, Catherine Webb wrote Mirror Dreams at 14, so Paolini really doesn’t have much of an excuse! (Mirror Dreams was quite an original concept, and a great read IMO)

  • Mark Lawrence April 7, 2011 at 2:55 am

    My kids enjoyed the first three – what caused them to quit at three I don’t know. I saw the start of film of the first book *shudder*

    I think Paolini’s family were in the publishing business? That’ll help you get into print! But the books wouldn’t have sold gazillions if they didn’t appeal to somebody.

  • James April 7, 2011 at 8:18 am

    His parents self-published it through Lightning Source and it was as about as successful as any other poorly written self-published novel… it just didn’t sell well despite Paolini’s rather impressive efforts. Then luck intervened. It fell into the hands of Carl Hiaasen’s stepson and was eventually introduced to Knopf.