Brisingr (Inheritance #3)
Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.
First is Eragon’s oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Roran’s beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix’s clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength—as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices— choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.
Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?
Christopher Paolini reminds me a bit of Stephan King--as his books get more and more successful, he feels the need to add more and more uneccesary description. I admit, when I got my pre-order of Brisingr in the mail, I was daunted. It was a whopping 700 or so pages, most of which filled with large, small-printed paragraphs describing the mountains of Alegaesia. I remember staring at the third page, thinking, "Okay...the mountains are pretty...we get it..." I really wish Paolini could get to the point. He could have cut down at least four hundred pages of unnecessary landscaping, dialogue and strange, unrelated events that do nothing for the plot.
However, Brisingr will not terribley dissapoint fans of the Inheritance series. It's a bit sluggish, but once you get in a couple hundred pages, things start to speed up. Eragon and his dragin, Saphira, continue to their journey to defeat the eeeeevvviiiilll King Glabatorix and his tight reign over Algaesia. Murtagh returns as the anti-hero of sorts, as Eragon still seems to believe he can talk some reason into his brother. Arya is still the love interest, Saphira is still the wise ol' gal, and all the roles are basically the same as in the previous books except for Nasuado, who takes her father's place as the ruler of the Varden. Overall, the series offers a few CRAZYAWESOME plot twists, though little along the lines of character development. Reccomended for established fans of the series, but everyone else should probably read the rest of the books to avoid hours of head scratching.
Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3)
Reading level/ Type: Young Adult / Fantasy
Hardcover: 763 pages
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; 1st US Ed edition
Release Date: September 20, 2008
Rating: 5 stars
OATHS SWORN . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.Following the colossal battle against the Empires warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.First is Eragons oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Rorans beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorixs clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strengthas are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?
Christopher Paolini writes a remarkable continuation of the Inheritence Series. I couldn't put it down and I read straight through! Paolini hooks you in Eragon's world, and keeps you there. Brisingr is one of those books that you can't guess what's coming next, and you keep being surprised, part of what makes Brisingr so great! This keeps you guessing, and then you end up being wrong, and through out the entire book you essentially second guess yourself. You get insight into many more characters, all while following Eragon and Saphira. While this is a great book, Eragon does get a bit annoying after awhile, both in his actions and thoughts. He just acts so dumb at times. Also in the fact that Eragon is always after Arya so to say, and that he has a kind of big ego at times. Throughout Brisingr, you're introduced to many new characters and are always captured in the on going plot of Brisingr. The ending sure leaves you waiting for the 4th installment in the Inheritance Series, which in my opinion can not come fast enough. Overall though, it's a great read, and I strongly recommend it!
I was excited to read this book, but it seemed to be overladen with adjectives and redundancy. The romantic parts are fleeting. The mindset of Eragon is still childish. But the story is still interesting. The author has introduced some new aspects in the dragon lore that were interesting. The next book should be promising.
The third book to the Inheritance Cycle.
Following the battle of the burning plains, Eragon and Saphira have hardly
escaped with their lives. Eragon and his cousin, Roran, venture out to save
Katrina from the Razuc and finally get their revenge. Through this book Eragon
faces many struggles, some with his self and some with others. He must fulfill
all the promises he has made.
I loved this book; though not as good as Eragon, it was better than the second
book Eldest. This book made me smile, cry, and frown. This is a brilliant
fantasy novel. One of my first and still one of my favourites. Eragon develops
more in this book as well. The only thing I didn't like about the book was
Roruns point of view's they were rather boring and never really got to the point,
I had an urge to just skip it. All I have to say this book does not disappoint
the inheritance cycle lovers. Many secrets shall be revealed in this
This is the third book in the Inheritance series, and I think my
favorite. I was skeptical about reading the first two, but found out
that I enjoyed them more than I ever thought I would. The author
Christopher Paolini was quite young when he wrote the first book
"Eragon", and people gave him a lot of criticism for it. I think he has
done a wonderful job with his series, and they just keep getting
better. You can tell the difference between his writing in the first
book to how much he has grown as an author. This book seems to have so
much more detail than the other two, which I love. I really like to
know what the character is feeling, and the scenery around them.
love the story, especially the dragons. Saphira is an amazing
character, and I love reading about her relationship with Eragon, her
Rider. Eragon, has grown very powerful, and isn't as unsure of himself
as he was in previous books. He actually knows what he is doing, and I
really found myself liking him a lot more. The other character's are
great as well, but I can't name all of them or I would be writing a
book myself!:) The story flowed wonderfully, and I never felt lost
while reading. This was the best book of the series I believe, and I
cannot wait to read the 4th one whenever it comes out. It is sad to
think it is almost over, but I am excited to read them none the less.
Brisingr is the third book in the Inheritance Cycle. It switches from the POV of Eragon, Roran, Saphira, and Nasuada.
Eragon and Saphira currently reside with the Varden in the continuing war against Galbatorix. However, now Eragon and Saphira not only live in fear of the day Galbatorix will find them, but also of the day they will have to face down Murtagh and Thorn.
I loved this book. I think it is the best book so far. However, it is a serious cliff-hanger, and now I am stuck waiting until the final book comes out!
After reading this book, i have decided that it was not as good as Eldest, but better than Eragon. but, mostly this book was just filler, seting up for the next book. still, it was incredibly boring up until 450 or so, then died down again. the end was just a cheap remake of Eldest's fight and had no point or secrets revealed. and where is the cliffhanger? the last page of the book could have been the first page. there will probaly be 5 books, not four. i will get the next one, but i wont be paying 30 bucks for it. it was average, but come on. 2 years for this?
A Great Preparer For The Cycles Conclusion
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Publication Date: September 2008
5 out of 5 stars
Oaths sworn& Loyalties tested& Forces collide&
Eragon and Saphira are the Empires #1 enemy. Galbatorix is set on capturing them and making them his. Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn, are sent to subdue them while Galbatorix sends out hordes of painless soldiers to become a constant threat to the Varden. The once farm boy, Eragon, is the Vardens only hope, but he still risks his life and the Vardens victory to fulfill his oaths. Eragon and Saphira know they have no hope for surviving a battle with Galbatorix face to face, unless they get stronger. The heavy tolls of battle are creating unrest in the soldiers and the situations are becoming dire. The Varden are constantly needing and wielding Eragons status and strength to influence matters. The continual stress of battle, affecting political events with his eminence in Nasuadas place, and knowing that they are The Vardens only hope for victory, is really starting to wear on Eragon. Eragon and Saphira are forced to make choices, choices that may lead to victory& or defeat.
It was quite evident that Brisingr is just preparing us for the next and final book in the cycle.
I believe, Christopher Paolini was mainly tying up many lose ends and making his characters become people. Lose ends, such as fixing Elvas curse, what happened to Sloan, and etc., which were formed from the first two books were wrapped up with interesting, unexpected, sometimes funny, effective ways. I admit that I am not a fan of Nasuada or Oromis. They each have a couple traits that annoy me, but Brisingr changed my harsh dislike of them. I began to understand them, and their ways and reasons; not only them or main characters, but also other minor characters like Roran, Jormundur, Angela, and more.
In the first two books, the world of Alagaesia seemed far off and unreachable; unreal. In Brisingr, Alagaesia became a place with people, not just a land with characters.
The dialogue is one aspect of the cycle that could do a little refining. The various odd, foreign languages and a mix of formal, medieval dialogue and modern slang were all intertwined. Though these different forms/styles of speech dont mesh, the text was still enjoyable and scrutable.
The characters bantering and reasonable arguments added a nice coat of intelligence and logic to this book. The Inheritance Cycle if full of adrenaline pumping moments, sweet/caring moments, restful I can take a bathroom break now moments, embarrassing I cant believe he said that moments, intriguing thoughtful moments, but there is rarely just a raw logical, why didnt I think of that moment. Brisingr had them all.
Brisingr was a great preparing book for the near conclusion to the cycle.
Date Reviewed: October 20th, 2008
Eragon, the hero of the series, had just finished a battle at the burning Plains. Eragon goes to Helengrind to kill the Ra'zac with his cousin, Roran, and save Katrina, Roran's betrothed. He then travel's back to the Varden alone, and then go'es to Farthen'dul to help Orik become King. To find out more read Brisinger.
A really, really good book. One of the best i've read ever. I liked the action and the twists and romance and mystery and so much more! It is so good, I diden't dislike it at all. I recamend it to all who like a long read, and to people who like a book that is all around.
Brisingr satisfied me. It started off quite boring, though. It only got exciting at approximately page 500. The start of this third part of Eragon's adventure was mostly of his traveling, and only until near the end did it get very exciting. Eragon learns about his true parentage, the hearts of dragons, why Galbatorix is so strong, and perhaps the only way of defeating him. However, because the start was pretty boring, it encourages readers to stop, but readers who have gone through Eragon and Eldest will definitely learn a lot that'll surprise them, at least, in the end. It does get surprising at times, such as when Thorn and Murtagh appear suddenly and attack, but the excitement keeps turning on and off. When Eragon goes to Ellesmera, a lot of things are revealed! Also, he gets an awesome sword! This book was thrilling and wonderful! =D