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Christopher Paolini's sweeping epic, which began with a humble farm boy finding a glorious but worthless blue rock in the mountains, sends a grown Eragon and maturing Saphira to mount their last fraught attempt to defeat the evil King Galbatorix in this final volume of the Inheritance Cycle. Facing down death again and again, the brave duo and their numerous allies engage in elaborate battles that lead to fatal blow after fatal blow, bringing them closer to victory. However, to save Alagaesia for good, Eragon and Saphira must discover the source of Galbatorix's secret power. Multiple dangling plot lines are satisfyingly addressed, including what becomes of the troubling Murtagh, Nasuada's fate, the Dragon Riders' future, and where Arya will finally fit into Eragon's life. Bloody, brutal fights abound, magical quests reveal important answers, and crucial secrets are exposed in this lovingly detailed conclusion to the bestselling epic quartet.
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.
Number of Pages: 860
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
Series Title: Inheritance Cycle
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Christopher Paolini
Street Date: November 8, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0010
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