Brisingr by Christopher Paolini


Format: Paperback

Oaths sworn…

Loyalties tested…

Forces collide.

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives after the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains. Now Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep.

He must help rescue his cousin Roran’s beloved from King Galbatorix’s clutches. But he also owes his loyalty to the Varden, the elves and the dwarves, who are in desperate need of his talents and strength.

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?

Out of the Eragon books this was the one that I remembered the least. There was one detail that I remembered so I spent the whole book wondering when it would be told and thinking that I had gotten confused. I’m glad to say that I was remembering correctly. And I can’t reveal what it was I remembered as it might ruin the story for those who haven’t read it and wish to do so.

Compared to Eldest there was a lot more happening. There was one event or battle after the other and it helped to keep the pace going through out the book.

I found that the ending for this book was rather abrupt. I was just getting into a good bit of the story when it ended but I do have to admit that it was a good place to end the book.

This was originally meant to be the last book in the series but clearly Paolini couldn’t end it as it was or fit the ending he wished into one book so it proceeded into another and so the Eragon Trilogy became the Inheritance Cycle.

I do remember the word Inheritance being used a lot in this book and it kept on making me think that this book should be the one to be called Inheritance.

Anyway, this was a great book and the beginning of the end.

The characters continue to progress and develop into better people and come alive in my mind. As do some of the places mentioned.

I will leave you with a quote that anyone who loves books will understand:

Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread gathering dust on a forgotten shelf.

– Jeod

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