The Inheritance cycle
If you are fan of fantastic writing, good plotlines and fantasy novels, the Inheritance cycle is for you! It is a tetralogy with four books, Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance; written by Paolini when he was only 15! All of these are covered in today's post.
A world full of possibilities, A dragon and a boy.
In medieval Europe, a young boy happens to find a shining blue gem. He thinks that this is just his good luck! He is elated, because now his family could buy and store meat for the winter. But little does he realize that he was destined to find the stone from the beginning of time. It was not a stone, but a dragon egg, and oh boy! When he discovers that he is now incharge of a dragon hatchling, he is perplexed!
When Eragon’s discovery of the young dragon Saphira results in terror, danger and tragedy for his family and his town, he goes on a quest for revenge with the help of a local storyteller and his friend, Brom. His is a world in which magic is widely feared, a fear based in large part on the ascendance to power of the evil lord, tha antagonist of the story, of the land, Galbatorix, the last of the Dragonriders. Saphira and Eragon bond, and their relationship deepens as the novel unfolds. The old man Brom is a mentor in disguise; he serves as Eragon’s guide and teacher, and there’s more to him than meets the eye.
Eldest picks up at the end of the battle between the Varden, assisted by Eragon, Saphira, and their friends, and the evil emperor Galbatorix's forces in Farthen Dûr. With hardly any time to mourn his fallen friends and fellow warriors, Eragon is first caught up in a disagreement among the humans, and between the humans, elves, and dwarves, and then sent across the empire to complete his training as a Rider with the elves in the vast forest of Du Weldenvarden. At the same time, Eragon's cousin Roran is requested by Galbatorix, who sends soldiers and two of the vicious Ra'zac to Carvahall, Eragon's homeland. Roran's fiancé is captured and the villagers are force to flee across the mountains, trying to make their way by land and sea to Surda, the stronghold of the rebels. Eragon as a result of his training with the last survivor of the old Riders, and Roran in a trial by fire as the leader of his villagers fighting their way across the empire. These circumstances, result in a climactic battle which once again ends the book.
'Brisingr' or fire. It has been months since Eragon uttered this powerful word. Since then, he's not only learned to create magic with words but he's been challenged to the very core of his body, Following the colossal battle against the Empires warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his majestic dragon, Saphira, have nearly escaped with their lives. But more adventure, avails the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a web of promises he may not be able to keep.
First is Eragon's oath to his cousin, Roran. He is to help rescue Roran's beloved from King Galbatorix's clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to so many others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength so are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices that will take him across beyond the Empire, choices that may lead to consequences.
It began with Eragon... It ends with Inheritance.
Not so very long ago, Eragon, Dragon Rider, was just a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a glittering blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders bare shoulders.
Long months of battle, training, sweat and tears shedded have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought devastating loss. But even after all this, the real battle awaits them. They must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, the chosen one's cant, then no one can. There will be no other chance. The Rider and his majestic dragon have come further than anyone even dreamed of. But can they, defeat this evil lord, and what will be the consequences if they do defeat him or dont?
Read the book to find out!
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