I hated it at first. I almost couldn't bear it, but I kept going. Considering that Paolini was inly 15 when he wrote it, it wasn't that bad. I started to feel excited about the story in the last 150 pages, before that it was utterly boring -for me.I don't regret reading it, though. To be honest, I'm curious about what wil happen next, but it will have to wait unitl I have more time.