My apathy cannot be contained

No it’s not actually out. This is just my prediction for everyone’s reactions.

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  1. Requiem on 25 September 2011, 19:56 said:

    I’d like to be the first on the comment section to say “ meh”.

  2. lookingforme on 25 September 2011, 20:28 said:

    I will admit, I will probably end up reading the fourth book…

    A year later, when I can get it from the library instead of actually PAYING for it. If I wanted a doorstop, I would buy a doorstop!

  3. Fireshark on 26 September 2011, 00:18 said:

    I’ll read it because as shitty as it’ll be, I want to know what happens.

    This WAS my reaction when Brisingr came out, however.

  4. falconempress on 26 September 2011, 08:03 said:

    Thank you for that narrowly – dodged heart attack. I need things like that in my life :D

    But yeah, that will pretty much be it.

  5. Lady Cricket on 26 September 2011, 12:40 said:

    Too bad, Paolini. That’s what happens when all your book has going for it is REALLy good marketing. The fire that ignited when everyone wanted to read that amazing book written by a 15-year-old has died down, and no one cares.

  6. Falden on 26 September 2011, 14:08 said:

    Hello, new person here, second-time commenter.

    I will read it so I’ll know what the sporks are about, and because as dumb as Saphira is, I still want to see if she has any—even remotely intelligent—thoughts. Hope that Paolini will give her a brain is the only thing keeping me on.

  7. swenson on 26 September 2011, 15:14 said:

    Aha, yep, that’s pretty much going to be my reaction. I’ll read it, of course, but I simply don’t care any more. (although, to be perfectly honest, my time of actually caring was pretty short; it quickly faded to kind of caring and now… it’s just plain not caring. Much. Well, maybe a little.)

  8. swenson on 26 September 2011, 15:14 said:

    ALSO KITTY DREW SOMETHING YAY!

  9. Vikingboybilly on 26 September 2011, 16:24 said:

    THIS IS EPIC!

    We’ll finally know if Eragon was really an evil outlaw and Galbatorix was good ruler all along!

    What will paolini do now? He said some stuff about branching out into sci fi and drama-whatever… I think he should do the smart thing like Robert Stanek did and hang back on writing technical manuals.

  10. Fireshark on 26 September 2011, 17:52 said:

    I think he’ll be better when not contained to the characters and setting he made at 15. Departing from cliched good vs evil fantasy might do him some good. Also, sci-fi is never as purple as his writing now, so he might gasp change it.

  11. Steph (what is left) on 27 September 2011, 05:38 said:

    Hey, Kitty’s still around!

    Cool drawing.

    @Fireshark: I’d like to think so.

  12. RandomX2 on 27 September 2011, 17:10 said:

    Whoa, Kitty was here O_O

    I don’t think I’m that desensitized to the series, so I’ll still read book 4. Although the plot was better in Book 1, I preferred some aspects of his writing style in book 3. The writing and thought processes of characters conveyed some of his personality, even if the story was weak.

    With a hopefully improved writing style and plot being mandatory for a conclusion, I think Book 4 will be okay.

    We’ll finally know if Eragon was really an evil outlaw and Galbatorix was good ruler all along!

    Or if Eragon is actually Galbatorix, who split himself in two and cast mind-wipe and good-personality spells on his Eragon half to get another dragon to hatch for him. That’d be some awesome trolling.

    … because as dumb as Saphira is, I still want to see if she has any—even remotely intelligent—thoughts.

    Wait, what? Why do you think of Saphira as dumb?

  13. happycrab91 on 27 September 2011, 20:33 said:

    Awesome drawing, Kitty.

    I won’t read it because I couldn’t even get through the first book. It bored me to hell so even if you disregard the bad characters and plot holes and rip-offs etc, I still don’t understand how the book got so popular.

    But I will be reading Kippurbird’s sporkings on her livejournal. She is the best of the sporkers for Inheritance. She even spoke with Paolini once about writing and told him she analysed his books but didn’t have the heart to tell him she thought they were bad. Though it took her forever to spork all of Brisingr because she got weary of them, so it’ll likely take even longer for her to get through all of Inheritance.

    Just randomly, how does the Inheritance CYCLE even make sense as a name? Does “cycle” imply that at the end of the 4th book they’ll go back in time and somehow make the whole story repeat?

  14. BettyCross on 28 September 2011, 03:16 said:

    Just randomly, how does the Inheritance CYCLE even make sense as a name? Does “cycle” imply that at the end of the 4th book they’ll go back in time and somehow make the whole story repeat?

    I don’t suppose we’ll find out until the end of the “Cycle.” If Eragon defeats Galby but becomes just as bad as Galby in the process, it will be a depressing conclusion for some people, but it would make Paolini a more interesting author.

  15. T on 28 September 2011, 03:27 said:

    Eragon travels back in time and bribes some Uruks to kill young Galbatorix’s first dragon? It could happen.

    Wait, wait. Brom turns out to have been adult Eragon the whole time.!

    Yeah, I think I just threw up a little.

  16. Falden on 28 September 2011, 14:32 said:

    Wait, what? Why do you think of Saphira as dumb?

    Besides her being generally arrogant when she has no reason of actual substance to be, there is the line she said “Dragons have never believed in higher powers” [!!!] or something to that effect.

  17. Falden on 28 September 2011, 14:34 said:

    Sorry. Textile help isn’t being helpful; the quote function didn’t work.

  18. Fireshark on 28 September 2011, 18:16 said:

    Considering dragons have no science, their species-wide lack of belief in gods is pretty bizarre. That might just tie into arrogance, though. “Nothing is better than a dragon!!!1” seems to be their philosophy. Saphira does get some a few good lines, though.

    (learned how to use strikethrough on purpose)

    As for the Cycle name, if I had to justify it, I’d guess that after the Varden rise to power and Nasuada dies somehow, Elva becomes the new Galbatorix. That idea seems unlikely to me, though. Since it was originally a trilogy, the name change was probably more along the lines of “Derp, ‘tetralogy’ sounds stupid.”

  19. RandomX2 on 29 September 2011, 12:49 said:

    Does “cycle” imply that at the end of the 4th book they’ll go back in time and somehow make the whole story repeat?

    It’s probably like calling the Twilight series a “saga” to make people think it’s cooler than it is. Unless Eragon actually learns the Song of Time and travels back in time .

    Hah, take that copyright!

    Besides her being generally arrogant when she has no reason of actual substance to be

    She’s stronger than everyone else and can breathe fire.

    “Dragons have never believed in higher powers” [!!!] or something to that effect.

    Oh O_O

    Hopefully that’s in the context of “Dragon’s have never believed in your established higher powers (‘your’ being other races), and not “Dragon’s don’t believe in any higher power.” That just wouldn’t fit.

    Since it was originally a trilogy, the name change was probably more along the lines of “Derp, ‘tetralogy’ sounds stupid.”

    lolol, we have a winner.

  20. swenson on 29 September 2011, 13:05 said:

    The Inheritance Tetralogy does actually sound pretty stupid. “Cycle”, although not really appropriate, does have the benefit of sounding pretty cool, like “saga”. Although I’d be willing to say that the Inheritance Cycle comes a whole lot closer to being a cycle than the Twilight Saga comes to being a saga. When Meyer writes in the Viking raiders and Norse gods, I may change my opinion.

  21. Licht on 29 September 2011, 21:46 said:

    Actually, Cycle is quite appropriate, methinks. As in: Re-cycle, as in: shred it and make it into something useful, like insulating material, for example.

    I might read the sporks, but right now I’m not exactly willing to sacrifice spare time and nerves to read the whole brick. Sorry, Pao, you’re just not interesting enough.

  22. TheArmada on 30 September 2011, 00:22 said:

    Paolini is moving on to scifi Great, now he’s going to desecrate that genre too.

  23. happycrab91 on 30 September 2011, 20:52 said:

    Ha best explanation for “cycle” yet, Licht. I like it!

    So everyone who plans on reading it for the sake of reading it is actually going to buy it, right? Why contribute to Paolini’s success? I would just borrow it from the library or a friend. I know of maybe 2 people who might possibly get it probably for no other reason than to finish what they started.

  24. Hornblower on 13 November 2011, 15:49 said:

    Read it. Pleased to see Paolini has improved as a writer. Average with bad bits (as opposed to bad with average bits). Roran and Nasuada commit war crimes.

  25. Hornblower on 16 November 2011, 10:48 said:

    Oh, by the way. The book is subtitled “The Vault of Souls”. The first mention of “The Vault of Souls” is on page 377. The book is 849 pages long. Draw your own conclusions.