Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr (Inheritance, #1-3)
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Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle #1-3)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  17,006 ratings  ·  447 reviews
WITH THE HIGHLY anticipated publication of Book Three in the Inheritance cycle, the hardcover editions of all three books will be available in a handsome boxed set!
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Published (first published September 20th 2008)
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Jessica
When I read that Inheritance was coming out I decided to reread the series and found, on this second read through, that, while I still like them, I was not nearly so impressed as I had been the first time. Perhaps I took more time the first time around, or perhaps I have just been reading too much Robert Jordan in the mean time, but I feel like the books move way too fast in terms of character making. We spend so much time debating proper course of action etc., but not a whole lot happens in the...more
Pennystevens
Eldest is a great book, but if you want to read it you have to read Eragon first. Eldest is the sequel to the book Eragon and is a great book if you’re into dragons and science fiction. The third book to the sequel comes out in September. I loved this book and I think you will too.
The main character of the book is Eragon. He is a young farm boy that finds a dragon egg and realizes that his duty is to defeat the king of his kingdom and make sure that his kingdom and all the villages are back to...more
Andrewy
This was probably the only series I ever read that could compete (and possibly beat) the Harry Potter series! I read the whole series in less than a week and there are a lot of pages all together. My favorite one is Brisingr but you have to read the whole series, start to finish, to understand what's going on. I definitely recommend it and I really hope that you will enjoy this book. This was the series that inspired me to consider reading as entertainment instead of work. I read many good serie...more
Don
I'm just getting started on these, but it's been good so far. I've got all three on audio if anyone's interested in borrowing.

The detail about trading and medieval life was really fascinating and the main story line itself has been good so far.

It's been much better than the movie, but aren't the books always better than the movies?

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Update: Just finished the third book. Wow, this is an AMAZING story. It is truly an epic tale and t...more
Aeyla
This is most definitely the very best book series I have ever read (and I've read a lot of books). As soon as I started reading the first book, the series shot up to my top favorite book, and no book has ever come close to competing with this series. Paolini, although younger than most authors, paints a perfect picture of whatever is going on at that time in the story. In fact, these books are what inspired me to begin the first book I plan to get published one day. Although my book's plot has n...more
Taya M
this serries was by far my favourite of all times and I want the popularity and love for these books to spread like wild fire.

Christopher Paolini is a genious....

Throut his books in this series he managed to make me feel everything from exuberance to dread to hate, despise, joy, love, wonder....etc. every emotion you can imagin this authour brought fully into play with this series.

If you choose to read this series I suggest that:
you start with Eragon the FIRST book
keep on reading even when you...more
Caroline
These books have a great storyline and plot. The pacing is slow and I felt like I had to drudge through a lot of unnecessary descriptions. The author is young and is notorious for taking a long time to write his books. Now I have to wait for the fourth one. When I began reading these, I was under the impression it was a trilogy. When I was close to the end of the third book I asked my daughter how the author was going to wrap everything up in just a few more chapters. That is when she informed m...more
Jasonla
Eragon was a regular boy living in a town called Carvahall, in a mysterious land named Alagaësia. Eragon lived on a farm with his Uncle Garrow, and his brother, Roran. One day, when Eragon is hunting in the spine, he finds a mysterious blue colored stone which he hopes to appraise at market for a high value. Instead, the stone cracks, and out comes a baby dragon. Eragon touches the dragon, and instantly they become bonded together. Eragon names the dragon Saphira. Consequently, Eragon is dragged...more
Jeri
If you like dragons and elves and dwarves and magic -- good v evil then you should like the first three books of paolini's inheritance cycle. I'm not sure where I've been in the fantasy world but ordered all three as I knew I would be spending a lot of time reading. I became entranced with the story and the characters. Dragon a young country boy who finds an egg which changes his life. The egg contains a dragon, saphira, who has chosen him to join the ancient and they think extinct group called...more
Amandalynn
I think that it is amazing that this kid was so young when he started writing these...and his vocabulary is far beyond mine. In my never ending search for boy young adult books I would highly recommend this but beware of reading level.

I was so upset that Brisingr wasn't the end like it was supposed to. My mom was going to have this sent to me and then I was supposed to bring it to her when we went to England...well it came to their flat in England...I had so much anticipation in finishing the sa...more
Josh
One of the best fictional stories that I have read. The main character is a boy named Eragon, who when hunting in the woods stumbles upon a dragon egg, that happens to be one of the three left in all of Alygasia. Choosing him, Sphira (the dragon) picks him and they set off to join the free men in the south. The series spans four books from Eragon's journey to the south, then his training, and finally the defeat of the evil Galbatorix. For those who like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and wou...more
Angelosdaughter
Jun 13, 2010 Angelosdaughter rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love Tolkien or Star Wars
I've read Eragon and Eldest. They are very derivative, but as someone said in another context, "We stand on the shoulders of giants." I did enjoy Eldest more because Paolini delves deeper in his description of elven culture than I think Tolkien did, and the elves are my favorite of the inhabitants of the worlds in both series. I have alsways found it difficult to read anything in imitation of Tolkien, because so few come up to his level. I tried the Sword of Shannara series by Terry Brooks, but...more
Cat
I love this series but I thought it was a trilogy so imagine my disappointment when I got to the end of Brisingr only to know I have to wait several more years for the last book! I can't believe the kid was 19 when he started writing, he is an incredible writer and this is a true hero becoming story that is just great. Now back to waiting for the fourth...
Vicki
Sometimes I really enjoy the journey of a a period book. The series ahs been a fun adventure read....no heavy lifting.
jennifer
Dec 15, 2008 jennifer marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
the other night i dreamed i made out with christopher paolini. he's 18 now right?
Jody
On my list to read every year or so
Mikayla Shaffer
Awesome! I just reread them!!
Ruthie Macy
I love the theme of these books. I was truly engaged. It has an epic feel, but is not too heavy and intricate as to be hard to follow. I can certainly see why it is considered YA. That fact does detract from the overall tale, however.

In criticism, as I was into the second and third installments, I grew weary of the repetitive descriptors of people and places. In the third volume I found myself thinking.... this is really drawn out. I am not battle shy, and I feel he attempted to keep them as sma...more
Samuel Mayo
I have to give it to Christopher Paolini. At the age of 19, barely a year younger than I was at the time, he became a New York Times bestselling author with the first book in the Inheritance Cycle, Eragon. The book spun off a movie (which was sub par in my opinion) and a video game (that I’ve heard is atrocious). Despite the quality of the movie and the game, the books are actually quite good. While you won’t find anything too terribly original (some have even mocked it, calling it Star Wars min...more
Airica
May 05, 2009 Airica rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adutls teens and adults
Recommended to Airica by: friend
I am a writer or rather i was a short story writer when i was in high school the second i picked up this book and others like ti i decided i wanted to do what the author of this book did. the inheritance trilogy is majestic and very well done. the story is easy to follow and good for ages seven and up. the first book Eragon is a great beginning of trials and decisions to overcome to make the main charichter eragon into what the story needs a good friend and good hero class charichter. he does no...more
Sarah

Eldest
Eldest is a great book, but if you want to read it you have to read Eragon first. Eldest is the sequel to the book Eragon and is a great book if you’re into dragons and science fiction. The third book to the sequel comes out in September. I loved this book and I think you will too.
The main character of the book is Eragon. He is a young farm boy that finds a dragon egg and realizes that his duty is to defeat the king of his kingdom and make sure that his kingdom and all the villages are ba...more
Kayli Warden
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Hollie
It's been a few years since I read these books (since Brisingr came out), and in the intervening time I've heard many disparaging comments made about them. Having liked the books, I was none the less somewhat influenced by this negativity, I started to wonder if there was something I had missed, or if my opinion was being unwittingly elevated by the influence of hindsight. However, I was already planning to read the series again preceding the release of the final installment, and was gratified t...more
Francesco
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(the four books of the Inheritance Cycle)

After the great, good surprise of the first book... nothing! Well, nothing worth reading in my opinion: just a not very original and not so we'll written Fantasy Saga.
I feel very disappointed and somewhat betrayed by the whole Inheritance Cycle.

The world and the magical system (3,00) are good, not greatly original but well drawn (the dragon part is good). However as the story went on I found more and more flaws (names, history,...more
Arko
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Brianna Navillus
I have mixed feelings about these books. I think they're well written in most places, but sometimes there are whole chapters of boring stuff. Also, there are a LOT of words that I don't understand, and it's not like I carry a dictionary everywhere I go. But other than that, I think these books are well written, filled with action, and the characters have good reasons for their motivation (if that makes any sense?). I would recommend these to anybody who likes fantasy/action, ages 14 and up, unle...more
Rhianna Kreger
My love for it definitely diminished as it wore on. At first I was enthralled, namely because it seemed like a different story set in the same exact world as The Name of the Wind. But it seemed to drag on to me, and the major plot markers, the conflicts, would happen in a less-than-enthralling way, with less-than-stellar writing. Some of the characters were hard to ascertain, hard to fully understand, like Montagh; when his identity is revealed I was shocked, simply because I hadn't grasped that...more
Maggpoe
[Brisingr:]

This book has been keeping me occupied pretty well over va-k! The story is pretty creative with all the events, and well there's a lot to say about the characters and magic (good and bad...I think some things are unrealistic, but some are interesting), especially about the problem Eragon has with deciding when it's right or wrong to kill someone.
In my opinion, the author tends to put in tons of detail (and a big vocabulary) in some parts of the book; some of the characters' conversati...more
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Christopher Paolini was raised in the Paradise Valley, Montana area. His family members include his parents, Kenneth Paolini and Talita Hodgkinson, and his sister, Angela Paolini. Home schooled for the duration of his education, Paolini graduated from high school at the age of 15 through a set of accredited correspondence courses from American School of Correspondence in Lansing, Illinois. Followi...more
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