Monday, August 1, 2011

Inheritance!!!

The final book in the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini is coming out soon. With that in mind, I would like to make a few predictions!

1) Roran will either die or will find that his duties prevent him from returning to a farmer's life. Why? I explained that here.

2) Katrina will come face to face with Galbatorix. Why? Because in Eldest she makes Roran promise "that you will never make such a request again. You must promise me that even if we faced Galbatorix himself and only one of us could escape, you would not ask me to leave" (180). This somehow looks like a foreshadowing to me.

3) Nasuada will die. Why? Because we already know from Angela's fortune telling that Eragon will leave Alagaesia forever...but that's something he can't do if he owes fealty to someone in Alagaesia. Therefore, Nasuada must die.

4) That in the end of the book Eragon leaves Alagaesia with a green dragon and his rider. And Roran stands on the shore screaming in despair. Or screaming in something. Why? Because of the dream Eragon had in Eragon. And I'm just guessing about the guy on the shore being Roran.

5) That Arya becomes the new rider somehow, falls in love with Eragon, and that at the end of the book they fly away to live happily ever after. Why? No real reason...maybe it's just wishful hoping. In truth I can come up with nothing to support this prediction, and I can come up with plenty of reasons why it couldn't happen. lol

6) That the new green dragon hatched just outside of Ellesmera, at the Stone of Broken Eggs. Why? Because Eragon happens across "a fragment of a green dragon egg" at that location (449). It seems like an important detail once we know that the next dragon will be green. Besides, the new dragon won't be of much help unless they wait for it him to mature, or unless they force him to grow prematurely like Galbatorix did to Thorn. And I can't see any of the good guys doing that to a dragon.

7) That the green dragon makes friends with Arya, and in the end she, the green dragon, and Eragon/Saphira fly away together into the sunset. Why? I'm trying to find a way to get Eragon and Arya together...go ahead, laugh.

I'll doubtless expand (and maybe alter) this list as I finish Eldest (I'm on page 524) and read Brisingr.

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