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: 4.5 stars
OATHS SWORN . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.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 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 by Christopher Paolini. 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!