Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle #3)
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...more
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I didn't think it was possible for this series to get worse after Eldest. I was wrong. This book is nearly 800 pages of pointless adjectives, with perhaps six pages' worth of plot... most of which is just review (described in *excruciating* detail) from the previous books.
Don't waste your time or money... unless you really need a cure for insomnia.
The story was good and what I have come to expect from this series. But honestly, it did not have to be 748 pages long. I understand the author's desire to flesh out his characters, but the way that he kept going back and forth between the different characters I found annoying. The descriptions of th...more
I'm sad because Eragon is my favorite book to love to hate. It's got so many things wrong with it: horrible sense of place, ridiculous "wisdom", bad magic, racial and gender assumptions that range from badly considered to offensive. But the book had a certain greasy charm. It's like your younger b...more
(SPOILER ALTER) The wedding scene was particularly terrible. It was so long and drawn out. I don't like to go to long drawn out weddings in real life. Reading one was that much worse. (END S...more
To compress all of my thoughts and the plot in to only one word, this has to be it - Unpredictable.
Certain events that happened in the book really took me by surprise and I have to applaud Christopher Paolini to even think about such a complex plot. I could hardly guess what might happen in the next few pages, and the only way for me to find out was to keep my head buried deep within its depth.
Brisingr is perhaps, in my view, the better novel of all three currently in circulation. It is certainly written with greater confidence and signs of maturity. Although do not by any means equate word count with maturity. yes Brisingr is the far larger novel of all the Inheritence books and yet is perhaps still oddly the m...more
I will probably never know how this book ends.
To be fair, I've never been ecstatic about the Inheritance trilogy (although I think there's going to be one more book because 700 pages just wasn't long enough). Eragon was a pleasant enough, if unoriginal, story, made more impressive because of Paolini's young age. (Heck, when I was 15, I w...more
I am anxious to see how the story ends, I just hate it when I can't stop thinking about the author's prose and plot choices while I'm reading a book.
Eragon and Saphira have just barely survived the latest battle between the Empire and Varden, and learned the truth about Eragon's parentage. Their encounter with Murtagh and Thorn has made them realize that they desperately need to revisit their teachers in Ellesmera, but their multitudes of promises keep them from returning. They must help Roran recover Katrina from the Ra'zac, rally forces for the Varden, and find a way to thwart Murtagh....more
This book has give...more
Please, please let it be better than Eldest.
UPDATE: Got it, read it, didn't HATE it. I did find myself skimming through pretty often when the wordiness...more
What the hell was I on?!
All the praise I had for this book has evaporated. It was a whole lotta bor.ing. My God, could it have been drawn on any longer? On average, there was like one page of plot for every seven pages of filler. Paolini tried to trick his reader's into being excited by throwing in random-ass action scenes. "Well, since the Varden...more
We all know Paolini killed his trilogy by turning it into a "cycle" but making us read through another 784 pages after his horrific second book, Eldest, was grounds for banishment to the Empire's dungeons.
The book basically had no plot, just a bunch of diversions to keep you reading...more
Every one in this book always has a ha...more
Long, descriptive passages are made even more unreadable thanks to a healthy sprinkling of fantasy names. At one point I suspected that Paolini had a polysyllabic name for every little hill or stream in the country, that thought was followed by the terrible fear that he'd feel the need to tell us each and every one.
Characters have less-than-compelling philosophical discussio...more
Why did Paolini have to make this a four book series. He easily could have taken the 35 pages of actual plot from this book and prepended it to the beginning of the next book. The pace of this book was excruciating.
Does there really have to be thre...more
Why do I process this series so differently from, say, Narnia? Or Harry Potter, or the Lord of the Rings - I've read all three of these series una y otra vez. All books marked as Fantasy (in our library system, w...more
I probably wouldn't be so critical, but the video he posted stating why it took so long to get to book 3 said that he didn't feel he could do it in one book. Bad news. I bet that if you read book 1, book 2, and 3 selected chapters of book 3, you could go st...more
I enjoyed Eragon. It's deeper fantasy than is my wont, but I was so intrigued by the story of the author that I couldn't help myself.
Eldest was ... OK. The history of the land (and its citizens) gets deeper. There are passages in Elvish. A bit much for me.
And honestly, I didn't really rememb...more
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