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"So too are the Ra'zac designed to prey upon humans. They are the monsters in the dark, the dripping nightmares that haunt your race." -Oromis, Eldest Hooded And Cloaked Blade Drawn Front Side Other Side Back Sword Scabbard The Nightmare Revealed I had too many ideas for this contest. At first I thought I could do the normal Demon from Doom. Then I wanted to do the Cacodemon. Then I wanted to do the Pain Elemental (which, for those who don't know, is a suped-up Caco that spits out even more demons). Somewhere around here I realized I needed to settle on something. I had just started re-reading the Eragon series, and there I found my final villain. If you haven't read Eragon or any of the books that follow it... well then, quit reading this post and go to the library. ANYWAY. This creature is known as a Ra'zac. The Ra'zac travel as a pair, carrying out the Empire's bidding and leaving a trail of death and destruction wherever they go. In return for their services, they live in the black mountain of Helgrind, where priests below offer them human sacrifices to eat. While they cannot use magic, they have plenty other powers besides, along with their flasks of flesh-eating Seithr Oil. Since there hasn't been any official illustration of the Ra'zac, I had to embellish. I've always pictured them as a cross between a featherless bird, a vulture, and an insect, wrapped up in a humanoid form. To avoid rousing the suspicions of their victims, they wrap themselves up in black cloaks, no matter the weather. Again, I embellished: This one's cloak is cut away in places, presumably so it can fight easier. Anyhow! Hope you like it, leave a vote if you do! -Jaga
I finished reading Inheritance a few days after it came out. Overall, I would call it a fairly good book, although there are certain things that I would definitely have done different had I been writing. However, I don't question the author's judgment. He wanted the series to go a certain way, and it didn't turn out bad.I can see how this book might not be for certain people, especially with the 120-page-long ending.Random other thoughts:- My favorite cover was definitely Brisingr. Personally, I was hoping that Paolini would expand the series again so that there would be a book with Shruikan on the cover, but ah well. Like I said within the spoiler, it would have been awesome if Eragon was trapped in the castle for a longer time and there was a whole book dedicated to him living under Galbatorix. It would have been so personal.- I can truly say that the main character was my favorite, because the extent of his curiosity interests me.- Hey, they're a very interesting read and, even though the language is a bit convoluted, it fits the story very well. Besides, there's the guilty pleasure of knowing that, when I'm not kept in check, I write just like that when I don't keep myself in check.Your Honor,Emperor Kraggh