I'm content. I could get abducted by Fae tomorrow (hopefully Ash - that would make it much more worthwhile!) and have lived fully, having finished the last book of the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini. It was...magical (yeah, no pun intended) and fulfilled my high expectations. It may have been a little sad (no sprinklers, but still) but it really shone a light on what makes this series so spectacular and I think Christopher has done a wonderful and praise-worthy job of finishing Eragon's journey.
Eragon is just how we remember him - quick-thinking, a little unsure, love-sick (Arya is quite the tormentor!) and overall loyal to the cause of ridding the land of the Big G (great name, right? Like how you have rapper names, Galbatorix can be Big G...anyways....) and of evil.
But it isn't as easy as it seems. Allies are few, Glader is still locked inside his Eldunari, Murtagh is still alive and powerful (and did I mention very, very goodlooking?) and Eragon is hopelessly underprepared for the battle ahead.
A few hints for what's to come:
- More Angela ( I love Angela - without her the story would lack a certain spark)
- Roran fights in more battles
- Eldunari play an important part
- Murtagh plays an important part
- The green egg - does it hatch?
- The reason to why Galbatorix is really so powerful
- Nasuada finds love (Maroon 5's She Will Be Loved just started playing in my head....darn internal CD player!)
- Vault of Souls...need I say more?
- Think back to Angela's prophecy and then think of any unexplainable events that have occurred throughout the series
- Totally epic awesomeness