A little over a week since its announcement and Inheritance is still going strong on the news front. When we told you to expect a fun seven months, we sure weren’t joking! Random House just released the “back of the book” description for Inheritance (Book 4) through their Random House Teens store and it sounds promising!

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.

Continue reading for the full “back of the book”/about the book write-up!


Most big-name books stay relatively mum when it comes to revealing plot details in the back-of-the-book descriptions and Inheritance is no exception: Random House is playing it cautious with their description of Inheritance, which reveals no major spoilers, but none-the-less remains an interesting read:

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.

This “about the book” description seems to outline an extraordinarily important fact: the only hope for Alagaesia lies with Eragon and Saphira. Should anything happen to them, or should they fall short of their goals, all of Alagaesia is doomed forever.

We’re confident in Eragon and remain optimistic that regardless of their current strength — while powerful, they’re still no individual match for Galbatorix — they’ll find a way to overthrow the tyrant. Remember: Eragon has yet to use Glaedr’s Eldunari, Brom’s seven words, discover the meaning of the Vault of Souls, and call upon his new allegiance with the werecats. The elves and the Varden have only just begun advancing upon Galbatorix’s stronghold. On top of all of this, Eragon and Saphira are no stranger to powerful allies: with Arya, Nasuada, the elven guard, Angela, Solembum, and entire vengeance-thirsty alliance of humans, elves, and dwarves…

…let’s just say our gold coins are on Eragon and Saphira winning this one.

Do you think the book’s description is hinting at anything in between the lines? Did it reveal more than intended? Let us know what you think in the comments!