I am now eagerly awaiting the last books of two different series, and Eragon and Eldest have earned a place on the dresser with my absolute favorite books, which are all achievements in storytelling far beyond the normal. And perhaps best of all, reading them has renewed my desire to work on my own stories that have been neglected. I couldn't ask for better gifts from a book than an enjoyable read and inspiration. I know it takes a lot from a book to please me. Christopher Paolini, you have done well. Now finish that last book.
'Eragon surreptitiously watched the elf, curious to see what he looked like without his clolhes.'
"Barges! We don't want no stinking barges!"
(Nine weeks until new Stargate)