Inheritance Cycle #4
by Christopher Paolini
Ebook, 769 Pages
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Review to come later this week when I have more time. But I can tell you, it won’t be nice…
Ok. This book was several hundred pages too long. I enjoyed the ending, and the final battle was pretty good, but everything leading up to it was horrifically detailed so as to bore me out of my mind.
Paolini’s writing has not changed from when he wrote Eragon. His youth saved him from many scathing comments from me. But now, he is a published author with 3 huge books under his belt, and Inheritance felt as poorly written as Eragon was.
There is NO excuse for this. He is no longer a 15 year old ripping off Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. He is a twenty something who SHOULD have matured, but this book does not reflect that in any way that I could tell.
Long winded descriptions that go on for pages. Awkward emotional scenes that just didn’t really seem real. Characters who are still as 2D as they were in the first books.
This took me over a month to finish. Not because of it’s size, but because I simply lost interest in the labyrinth of Paolini’s love of his own words.
IF he does publish any more books, I know he is now on my Do Not Waste Time Reading list.