This was an awesome conclusion to an epic series. There is an all out war in the heart of Alagaesia, on one side you have a conglomeration of all the races united against a common evil. The Varden has amassed an army of Humans, Dwarves, Elves, Urgals even Werecats to fight this common enemy. Eragon and his dragon Saphira are at the forefront of the action helping to lead the charge, Galbatorix is an immensely powerful man that has dominated the realm for years. No one has been able to withstand his power. but if no one has ever been able to stop Galbatorix before what hope does one boy and his dragon have of overcoming the most powerful Mage in history? Eragon has several tricks up his sleeve but will they be enough?
If you have read the first 3 books in the series you know that Paolini is a wonderful storyteller and the world he creates is unlike any other. The action kept me turning the pages long after I should have gone to bed. There really is no good stopping point once you start this book until you reach the end, then you wish it wouldn't end.
This book is a must read for any fantasy reader. If you haven't read the first few books in the series you are doing yourself a disservice. Inheritance would be an ok book as a standalone but so much of what has made the characters what they are and how they got where they are have come from the previous books. All of the previous books were masterpieces in their own right but completely necessary to keep the story going.
If you couldn't tell I absolutely adored this book and recommend it to any fan of fantasy. I for one cannot wait to see what Paolini has in store for us next.