Overhyped, but definitely a good read.
Lets be frank here: The Inheritance Cycle is NOT A Song of Ice and Fire. It's not the Lord of the Rings(despite similarities which, I'll admit, exist). It's not The Wheel of Time. And it's not The Sword of Truth.
This series, so long as you're able to consider both sides of the argument and take into account the reasoning of either side, is a good read. It's entertaining, even if the Prose gets rather Purple at times, and it can provoke one thought in your mind that a lot of the Hate Dumb
never seems to consider: How would you do things if you were in Eragon's position?
Has Eragon displayed some rather sociopathic tendencies in his dealings with his enemies? Definitely. But remember to take into account that this dude is seventeen at the end of Brisingr; He was basically a high-powered Child Soldier
who was suddenly thrust forth to become the One Last Hope against an oppressive Empire and its agents. I don't know about you, but that could breed a good bit of that in the average person.
There's more to come, I'm just too damn tired to finish this.
Work in progress!