I wonder why exactly Galbatorix didn't choose to personally crush the rebels. The way he spoke about it, made it seem like he wanted to avoid honest battle.
What's on your mind?
Does Angela know that the future isn't set in stone?
What was the price Eragon had to pay for the Brightsteel?
Since technically there is energy everywhere, one could draw energy from any form of matter, like the air, or maybe the sun.
I wonder if the spells that accelerated Thorn's growth and fortified Murtagh's limbs remained intact after Galbatorix's death.
I think Eragon was referring to political power when he said he wasn't interested in power and dominion over others.
She is a “god”
This may seem far fetched but hear me out.
We know that at least something that can at least be mistaken as a “god” exists. (Appears at Orik’s coronation)
At Dras-Leona while Eragon, Arya, and Solembum where trapped in mental combat. Angela just stopped for a moment and walked up to the high priest told it her name and killed it. In the book it acts scared after hearing her name. So this adds 2 questions.
A. Who or what is she that someone who can beat a dragon rider, an elf, and a werecat at once barley effects her.
B. Who is she that when the high priest knew who she is it would never have opposed her if he knew.
She is also respected by all races being allowed to go into the hearts of their lands. She also is seemed to be pulled to where exciting events.
She also as soon as meeting Elva she knew how to protect herself.
My belief is if she is a god like the Greek gods.
She is the god of Magic or Time. The high priest could not effect her because she had a mind of a god and when it knew he was fighting a god he knew he messed up.
If she is the god of Magic then this would explain why she can do things that no one else can and why she refused to fight Galbatorix. She knew Galbatorix had the name of the ancient language which would control her.
The god of time mostly comes from the fact she references doctor who all the time. But some things support this: she knows where to be and when it is best. Her ability to tell a person’s future.
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I’ve just been thinking, because eragon is practically a new born compared to the Tolkien elves and even Arya, at 100yo, is still very young, especially considering that the youngest Tolkien elf is I think Legolas at about 1000yo and he and Arwen seem to be the youngest by a fair bit.
Who is the oldest Paolini elf? Both deceased and alive(as of the end of inheritance)? And have Paolini’s elves actually been in Alegasia long enough to actually compete with the absurdly long lifespans of Tolkien’s elves? can any of Paolini characters even vaguely measure up to the Tolkien elves?
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Twice, in the series, a spell is mentioned that can convert living mass into energy. "Waise neiat" or "be not". The first mention was Thuviel on Vroengard during the fall of the riders and the second...well, for those who haven't finished the cycle I wont elaborate. What i'm struggling to get my head around is why more casters don't simply inflict this magic upon the opposing force more often. If one can detonate his own body into a living nuke then why not a foe?
I hope i'm missing something obvious and someone can set me straight or this has completely undermind all the fundmental logics of the book. Prove me wrong. I beg.
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This has been bugging me for some time. Would Galbatorix still want to enslave Eragon if his dragon had been male?
What do you think? Why is the world and the environment of the book so important for it? What are the main motives of the book? Why would you recommend to read this book, especially for children? Is there any ethical message?
Anybody think they know what that^ means? And where is the discussion for the sci-fi novel going, here or elsewhere?