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Author: Christopher Paolini Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Series:The Inheritance Cycle Release Date: November 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780739372494

Plot Summary

Eragon and Saphira's saga concludes in Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4. The dragon and her rider have overcome impossible odds, discovered that they are not alone in the world, and grown from a boy and a hatchling to a great leader and a powerful firebreather in the process. Now, as the war between the Vardin and Galbatorix's forces reaches its crescendo, the two are put to their greatest test.

As the story opens, the Varden are locked in a furious battle. Over the course of the fighting, it appears that they will win a great victory, but as the fray reaches its end, the unthinkable happens. Saphira's impenetrable skin is penetrated by a gruesome spear known as a duathdart, and she is nearly killed. It takes a great deal of healing magic to put the dragon aright, and for a time all hope seems lost, but thankfully Saphira survives the attack, and makes a full recovery.

At the close of the battle, the Varden make yet another alliance, this one with the werecats, who are well known for avoiding others' conflicts until they are sure they have picked the winning side. This vote of confidence is welcomed, but many doubts remain as to their real chances for ultimate victory.

As the war draws to a furious close, Eragon remembers some advice he was given long ago by a talking cat, and seeks out a mysterious place called the Vault of Souls. It is there that he finds something that will spell doom for one side of the war, and promises great hope to the other.

Christopher Paolini is an American author who began writing while still in high school. He published his first book, Eragon, at the age of 19, and subsequently signed a contract with Knopf to continue the Inheritance cycle. He is now the author of four bestselling books, one of which was the inspiration for a blockbuster film. Paolini now lives in Los Angeles, California, and says he is taking a break from writing.

Publisher Summary

Don’t miss the latest book from the author of EragonThe Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia! 

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

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 strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.

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Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today bestseller
  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Teen Fiction
  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Awards, 2013

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    - Leket, 10/17/2021
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    " An excellent book, I enjoyed this book immensely, and I want to read more of Christopher Paolini? "

    - Leket, 10/17/2021
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    - Josh, 1/17/2014
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    " Very long winded, really good though. Kind of a cross between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Fantasy but with the whole complicated family thing. "

    - Katharine, 1/15/2014
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    " Such a great story teller. Covers every kind of fantasy I love. Magic, dragons, elves you name it. Books only get better as his writing improves. A really captivating series that was worth waiting as long as I was forced to for all the books to come out. "

    - Emma, 1/12/2014
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    " My favorite I do believe is Inheritance, by far the best of the cycle "

    - Claire, 1/10/2014
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    " This is a classic example of how bad movie adaptations of books can be .... Luckily my friend recommended the book and I ended up reading about dragon riders and adventures "

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    " pretty good is slow at points "

    - Stephanie, 1/8/2014
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    " I WISH THERE WERE MORE IN THIS SERIES!!! HOPEFULLY CHRISTOPHER WILL CONTINUE TO WRITE ABOUT ALAGAESIA :) "

    - Angel, 1/6/2014
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    " I love this series. It is amazing to me how much Eragon grows throughout the series and the many changes and twists there are in the stories. Each book gets better and better and the last one is amazing!!! "

    - Emily, 1/6/2014
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    - Xaranoid, 12/12/2013
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    - Irvin, 11/30/2013
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    " long, so long. But it's clearly descriptive and the story is great. "

    - Sheena, 10/15/2013
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    " I thought this was a very good series. I enjoyed all of the books. "

    - Melanie, 9/30/2013
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    " This is probably my favorite series. I just love the time setting and the characters. BEST. "

    - Sana, 8/26/2013
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    " I really loved this seares beacuse i love dragons and magic "

    - Ross, 5/29/2013
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    " Absolutely awesome books, but I am really tired of waiting for the next book. By the time the fourth book comes out I will have to read the entire series over again to remember what happened. Why make the fans wait soooo long? I don't get it! "

    - Patti, 12/21/2012
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    - Persiaprince, 9/29/2012
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    " Really liked the series. Kept me guessing and was constantly suprised. "

    - Ashley, 8/8/2012
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    - Georgia, 7/31/2012
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    " Cute series, the first book was by far the best. As time goes on either I grew up or the books got more childish. The ideas seemed more original at the start of the series. I was sad to say goodbye to the characters when I finished. "

    - Aj, 7/18/2012
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    " Awesome books! Over all Amazing series! Slightly depressing ending but there was really no other way for him to have ended it! I would highly suggest it too anyone with enough time to read it! All four books equal about 3,000 pages! "

    - Maria, 5/27/2012
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    - Ruben, 1/4/2012
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    " Best book ever i love the ending great read for all!!! "

    - Jonathan Anderson, 12/20/2011

About the Author

Christopher Paolini published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of nineteen and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle—Eragon and its three sequels—have sold nearly forty million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, his first adult novel, was a New York Times bestseller.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.