Sailing down from the underside of the firelit clouds was a small ship of grass
After such a long time there are more stories in the world of Alagaësia, some people’s dream, but for me, it seemed a bit too late. They are still written very well, but my interest in Alagaësia has left me.
Book Review: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Title & Author: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Genre: Fantasy, Novella
Release date: December 31 2018
Series: Tales from Alagaësia
Publisher: Knopf Books
A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course.
Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective. This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist . . . penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself! Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle.
I give The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon by Christopher Paolini four out of five hearts completely based on the great writing in these three novella stories.
The writing on these works is great. I just couldn’t give them a fifth star because I really feel Christopher Paolini is giving us this much too late after he wrapped up the initial Inheritance Cycle.
The Fork is a story about what something that happened to Eragon after the books and how much it disappointed him.
The Witch is about Angela and Elva and gave a lot of humour. I have always liked Angela for her mischievous ways.
The Worm is a story about a completely new character, Ilgra, and a dragon. I liked this one best because it was something new, but as I said earlier, it was much too late to keep my interest for longer than just this story.
Overall The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm was an interesting book with novella stories, but it came much too late (for me). They are written very well but could have done with a release much closer to the end of the series.
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