I just finished Christopher Paolini's "Brisingr", only to find out that now we have to wait a couple more years for him to pen the fourth and final book in the series. If I had known two years ago when I first read "Eragon" that I'd have to wait again, I don't know if I would have started the series. I lose track of the storyline when I have to wait that long between books.
To make matters worse, at the end of the last CD (I listen to audio books on the way to/from work because I have no time to read) was an interview with the author where he described living in Montana, looking at the mountains for his inspiration, and he's LIVING WITH HIS PARENTS. DUDE! You're in your THIRTIES! I'm sure you've made GOOD MONEY so far - move OUT already. You sound pathetic.