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Book Review: ‘Inheritance’ by Christopher Paolini

In Christopher Paolini's magical world, a poor boy transforms into a warrior, a sapphire blue egg becomes his magnificent dragon, and an army with little reason to hope valiantly battles for freedom.
Inheritance

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, Random House, $29.95

In Christopher Paolini’s magical world, a poor farm boy transforms into a warrior, a sapphire blue egg becomes his magnificent dragon, and an army with little reason to hope valiantly battles for freedom.

Paolini began writing the first of four books in the Inheritance series when he was 15 years old.

Every one of them has been an international best seller. Like J.R.R. Tolkien, and J.K. Rowling, Paolini has created a spellbinding fantasy world of great authenticity and depth.

Evil king Galbatorix rules the world of Alagaesia with the help of powerful black magic. Humans, dragons, elves, urgals, dwarves and werecats must put aside their differences and fight together if they are to have any chance at all to overthrow his tyranny.

Readers of the three preceding books have been waiting a long time for this final instalment, and they’ll be thrilled to know it delivers an epic climax, exploding into a violent battle fought with cunning, bravery and sacrifice.

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