Review: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

This is third book in the Inheritance Cycle which started with Eragon. The books are far better then the movie and this book was supposed to finish off the series. Alas it did not and we can expect a 4th book.

I quite like this series. Nothing groundbreaking but a just a nice, well thought out tale. Swords, dragons, battles and magic what more could you want?


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?