A lot of growth since Eragon
It's always interesting to pick up an author's post-best seller work. I haven't read anything by Christopher Paolini in 10+ years and it is clear that his writing has grown in that time. Rather than fantasy, this new novel feels more like sci-fi - although I don't read much sci-fi as a general rule, this one grabbed my attention pretty quickly. Kira is a compelling heroine and I'm looking forward to reading more!