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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

Tales from Alagaësia, Volume 1: Eragon
Lu par : Gerard Doyle
Série : Tales from Alagaesia, Volume 1, Inheritance Cycle, Volume 4.5
Durée : 4 h et 54 min
Catégories : Anglais - Teens, Ages 11-13
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The internationally best-selling fantasy sensation is back with brand-new stories set in the world of Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle!

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.

©2018 Christopher Paolini (P)2018 Listening Library

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too short

way too short, feels like the story is not finished when the end comes. I was glad of the new book, but am a bit disappointed

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  • Ezra kovacs
  • 31/12/2018

Too many loose ends.

The beginnings of extremely exciting stories that left an extreme amount untold and too many questions unanswered. I would have liked to see it much longer and see how the stories play out rather than have all these new events rattling around my brain. I have so many questions and who knows if and when they will be answered.

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  • Stephen Whitten
  • 08/01/2019

Great quick read!

The only negative feedback I have is that I wish there were more of it. Christopher has grown and his writing has matured with him.

Fantastic read and even more so that it immediately took me back to the world of Alagaesia.

I hope that this brings a demand to write more books and stories.

Thanks Christopher, your writing inspires and entertains, which are a rare combination.

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  • Kevin Potter
  • 03/01/2019

Short. Disjointed. A bit confusing.

Per usual, narrator first.
He's good. Not Michael Kramer good, but still good. A nice range of voices and good pacing.

Now, the stories.
Well, first you need to understand that this is a frame story. We're basically seeing a day in Eragon's life in which three different people are relating stories to him.

Hence, we end up hearing about a magical fork (my favorite story by far, even though it is the shortest of the bunch), a witch (term used very loosely, as it's pertaining to Angela and "special" girl Eragon basically created), and a wyrm.

The writing itself is along the same lines as we've come to expect from Paolini (so, not amazing, but nothing to complain about without getting nitpicky). Independent of the others, each story is cohesive and well constructed, if lacking in emotional power.

But for me, the point where the book falls down is the links between the stories.

I think if it had been a true anthology, with firm breaks between stories, it would have gone a long way toward solving the problem.

As it is, however, it reads like it's going somewhere and things are going to tie together, which is misleading because they don't. The only commonalities are the coming back to Eragon between the stories.

And it's confusing because the breaks between the stories are not solid. When chapter two started, I was under the impression it was just a POV switch within a single story, which it isn't. And in the second story (which starts, I believe, in chapter 4), the chapter headings are crazy (it is explained in the frame part of the story, but that doesn't really help it make sense) and it's easy to lose track of where you are and what's going on.

All in all, I think this was a great idea, but should have been done without the frame and preferably with two to three times the number of stories. A three story anthology is a bit of a joke, in my opinion.

In closing, if you're an Eragon enthusiast then you're going to want to read this. But if not then you may as well skip it.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03/01/2019

big let down

I've waited years for new adventures for Eragon and this wasn't it. No new adventure basically a story about Eragon listing to an old Urgel story. Oh and some stuff about Angela. To me it was a big let down

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  • Mejora
  • 01/01/2019

TOO short

pretty much no qualms of the story itself I just thought it was weird that it ended too fast.

I don't like how everything nowdays has to be a reference 2 something previous or an obvious Easter egg to the Future.It felt more like a catch-up letter from an old friend rather than its own thing.

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  • Jennifer
  • 11/01/2019

Three Short stories

Each of the three short stories featured in this book show a glimpse into Eragon’s life at his new dragon stronghold plus a story told to him to help alleviate current stresses.

Short stories...
The Fork: A quick glimpse of Murtagh’s life.

The Witch: gives a brief catch up with Angela and Elva, plus Angela’s story.

The Worm: a wonderful dragon story told by Urgals.

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  • Michael Hancock
  • 12/10/2019

Some good, most bad

I was excited to see what has happened in the interval between the last book of the Inheritance Cycle and the setting of this story. Unfortunately this was not where the majority of the story takes place. This made the book disjointed and uninteresting. A post on the status of the characters post Inheritance Cycle in web format and a release of a book of lore would have been more effective. It felt like Chris had some concept work sitting on a hard drive and the editor pushed for a cash grab resulting in this gumbled concoction. Additionally, the change in narration for old characters and the overall length if the story where disappointing. I loved the original Eragon stories and this didn't feel like it belongs to be counted among them.

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  • daniel mcdowell
  • 06/10/2019

Disappointed

Compared to the first four this one was not as good and to short. I will read the next one but if it’s the same way I won’t buy the third

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 17/10/2019

huge disappointment

I was expecting a follow up on eragon and the dragons not eragon being told story's

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  • Gregory Malcom
  • 09/10/2019

Definitely subpar from the Inheritance cycle.

The Inheritance cycle was phenomenal and painted a fantastic world that Paolini half ignored in this bbok.

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  • JJ
  • 20/05/2019

Disappointing but still very good

I know the title might be confusing. What I meant to say is that the story is really interesting but since it's supposed to be title 4.5 to the Inheritance cycle I expected there to be more "Inheritance Cycle type stuff". No spoilers ;)
The audiobook is mostly comprised of a tale about a specific race, along with another story about a rider and some sprinkles of Angela (which you might have guessed from the title). It's interesting in itself but not really part of the Inheritance cycle, although you find out about some very minor details post Inheritance.

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  • S.K.
  • 07/05/2019

leider ...

enttäuschend, zusammenhang los und langweilig :( gegenüber den anderen Büchern dieses Autors ein klarer Abfall

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 28/02/2019

Schlicht enttäuschend

Schwache Fortsetzung der Eragon Reihe, die den Charmeder alten Bücher vermisst. Besonders dem Part über Angela fehlen die typischen Charakteristiken der Figur, die sie zu einem der Highlights der ursprünglichen Reihe macht. Die Haupthandlung des Buches würde in den alten Büchern höchstens als Lückenfüller zu finden sein und kann an Spannung in etwa mit der Beschreibung über die Auswahl eines neuen Schwertes für Eragon mithalten. Im Nachwort erklärt Christopher Paolini wie diese Geldmache zu STande kam und versucht sie als charmante Rückkehr zu verkaufen. Trotz allem gibt das Buch kleine neue Einsichten in die fantastische Weld die Paolini geschaffen hat und wird daher wahre Fans (mich eingeschlossen) zum Kauf zwingen. Doch um Angela zu paraphrasieren: Paolini gibt uns ein Rinnsal um den Durst nach neuem aus Alagaesia zu stillen, wo wir doch in einem Meer aus Informationen schwimmen und ertrinken wollen.