Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle #3) by Christopher Paolini
Oaths sworn... loyalties tested... forces collide.
been only months since Eragon first uttered "brisingr", an ancient
language term for fire. Since then, he's not only learned to create
magic with words — he's been challenged to his very core. 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 adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as
Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to
First is Eragon's oath to his cousin, Roran: to help
rescue Roran's beloved 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 will 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?
Okay, now we're talking. This one moved at a much faster pace than both Eragon and Eldest. It also had a much more complex plot than what I had initially suspected the story to hold. I wasn't too keen on the alternating points of view because of how long the novel was. I thought it really bogged down the reading aspect because you switched from one pov to another and then had to try and remember what happened 50 pages prior to know how that story had finished and what the logical conclusion should be.
Considering this is over 750 pages, you don't have to be worried about things going too quickly or not being explained. There is still a lot of that! However, I think because it is the mythology being expanded upon I didn't mind the information that was given in this one as much as I minded that in Eldest.
Or maybe I am just liking this series more as it goes along. Either way, if you enjoyed even a bit of the first two, I would highly suggest continuing on with the series. Yes, it is tedious and long, but I personally think it is worth it and really have enjoyed this series so far.
Overall: 4/5 stars. I may be semi-alone on this one but I did enjoy this book and am enjoying this series.