Sadly this is the last of Christopher Paolini’s four novels featuring Eargon, dragon riders, elves, men, dwarves, and urgals in the land of Alagaësia. Inheritance guides us to the final battle against King Galabatorix and his minions. Much like the Lord of the Rings novels the forces for good are marching to a final confrontation with the evil ruler and this work by Paolini was almost as good. There is no higher praise that I can give a novel like this. Though the general theme is similar to Rings, the journey and characters is not. Inheritance doesn’t quite have the dark evil so it is probably better for young children though there is a good amount of violence/fighting.
I found myself drawn into the pages and setting aside chores to spend more time reading, culminating with consumption of the last hundred pages when I got home from work today. If you haven’t read the other books in the series I would recommend them prior to reading Inheritance, but it is not absolutely necessary. Whatever you choose to do you should read this book.