Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle, #4) – 4 Star Review!

Inheritance2011.JPGStory Rating: ****
Cover Rating: A

Wow. The conclusion to the four-volume Inheritance Cycle does not disappoint. It packs in a lot of action, ties up loose ends, brings up the final confrontation, and wraps up the story neatly. Still, like any great fantasy story, it leaves readers a bit disappointed that there isn’t more books to come that will throw you into the rich world created by Paolini. Highly recommend this book/series for any lovers of fantasy, and especially for young readers who are just starting to delve into the genre.

The cover is eye-catching and offers readers an accurate idea of what the story has to offer.

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Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle, #3) – 4 Star Review!

51X8sgWXlwL._SX336_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgStory Rating: ****
Cover Rating: A

In this third volume of the Inheritance Cycle, our poor main character is pulled this way and that. He has a lot of confusion as to where his main loyalties need to lay, and his internal struggles show a lot of character growth as he nears closer to coming of age. Along with the thick internal plot line, there is an external plot line of adventure, love, hope, strength, and devastation. Brisingr keeps readers on edge just as much as the previous two volumes, and keeps you waiting to find out what happens in the fourth and final volume.

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Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle, #2) – 4 Star Review!

200px-Eldest_book_coverStory Rating: ****
Cover Rating: A

The pace of this series really picks up in the second volume, and the characters begin to flesh out even more – quite a feat, since they were already realistic, likable, and believable. I’m totally in love with Saphira, and our main character is not so all-powerful as to make the plot dull. The adventure continues, keeping readers guessing and reading to find out what comes next. An epic battle in proportions to Tolkien’s keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle, #1) – 4

200px-Eragon_book_cover.pngStory Rating: ****
Cover Rating: A

This was a gripping and heart-wrenching tale packed full of excitement and adventure. A coming of age story set in a fantasy world where dragons roam and conspiracies abound. I think this makes the perfect introduction to the genre of fantasy for younger audiences (early teens), with a richly described world and descriptive, believable characters that isn’t as complicated as some others.

The cover is eye-catching and offers readers an accurate idea of what the story has to offer.

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