Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3)
by Christopher Paolini
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PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
Release Date2008-09-20 (added to CC 2 May 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank5,294
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?

Member Reviews
(20 Sep 2014)
(16 Mar 2014)
After the twisted ending of Eldest this book was a drag. I expected more of it.
(8 May 2013)
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(23 Apr 2012)
A slow installment in the Inheritance Cycle. It's riddled here and there with excitement, but most of the book consists of the characters traveling, or very long sections of dialogue. I can't say I blame Paolini for wanting to give his world as much substance as possible, but I think he went a bit overboard. This book is really just preparation for the next book.
(17 Mar 2012)
(23 Dec 2011)
So bad that I had to stop reading the series, which I rarely do.
(6 Jul 2011)
I loved the first book in this series. I liked the second book. This book, I didn't really care for. It spent way too much time describing where Eragon was going, but not nearly enough time telling the story. Half the book was nothing but description of landscape. The author, in my opinion, could have cut out 350 pages of this book and told the story that you eventually get to. I was very disappointed.
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