“Great action, new twists, and Rich adventure make this the best book in the series yet!”Miam wrote this review Saturday, October 4, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about a man named Eragon. Throughout the book, Eragon fights for the Varden and and does things to secure helpers for the Varden. Eragon has many good things that happen to him, for example he gets to marry, his cousin, Roran and Katrina and he also finds out the soure of Galbatorix's power. A great many terrible things happen to him as well. He realizes that his teachers have been hiding truths from him and a terrible death occurs. Eragon continues to try and prevail over his enemies all the while discovering wonderful and terrible secrets.
I can connect this book to The Davinci Code because Professor Langdon discovers many amazing secrets like the location of the Holy Grail, but he also learns secrets that are better left untouched.
I recommend this to people who love adventure. This book is fantastic. Eragon gets himself into a ton of trouble and he also secures the help of other races. I absoulutely recommend this book.
Number of pages: 784”
“Third in the series...
I guess it was a little hard to get into b/c i couldn't remember what happened at the end of Eldest (thank you for the plot summery, Chistopher Paolini). It was decent over all.
Rowen and Eragon rescue Katrina...Rowen gets married and is gonna be a daddy...Eragon gets almost killed...again...Oromis and Glaedr reviel some information that might have been useful before...Brom!!! My non-god, you dog!”
“Brilliant!!!!”Mridula wrote this review Friday, October 3, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Eragon and Eldest were both good stories, but had a predictability to them that made reading them a bit dull so I read Brisingr with quite a few reservations.
Boy was a pleasantly surprised! Brisingr had several twists and philosophical questions that had me thinking long after I put the book down.
The book's one drawback was that I'm ready for the series to be over, not because I'm tired of reading them but because I just want THINGS to happen already! I feel like the series is being drawn out and I don't always understand why.”
“I liked it. Not as hard to read as the second one.”Valerie M wrote this review Thursday, April 9, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great read! It's very interesting to watch as Paolini's writing style and skill develops. This is defenintely the best so far, It leaves me waiting for book 4! Although, the end was so sad.......I cried. I'm man enough to admit it ;)”Cody R wrote this review Thursday, October 2, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The kid must be doing something right, because I couldn't put down this one either. As with Eragon and Eldest, I remained completely conscious that Brisingr is not a great book, but was totally engrossed nevertheless. I've read the stuff (Norse mythology, George MacDonald) where Tolkien and Lewis got their stuff, from which Paolini is taking some of his stuff. I know what Paolini is tryiing to do: be fresh and original, within a well-trodden tradition. He's picking up the torch, and presenting the old fantasy elements to the video game generation.
This is all well and good. The question is, can this prodigy carry the torch?
I think, for the most part, Paolini does a good very job. There are moments in which his writing is excruciatingly awkward and juvenile, but even one of the things this young 'un has pulled off, like
1. Create a new warrior-queen in the mold of Bodicaea and Orual, but make her a totally believable, unique character (Nasuada)
2. Write a blow-for-blow battle scene
are things which the author's done a quite commendable job of. Paolini may run the risk of getting too long-winded for his target audience, but J. K. Rowling has proven that kids will read fat books. The characters are engaging, the plotting is well-thought- out, and there are moments of stunning originality (dragon hearts-of-hearts). And Paolini did his homework, clearly, on sword-making. There is even a role for the geeks in battle--that of spell casters, a la Rowling. There are interesting modern spins on gender equality. There are deep questions going back to Arthurian legend about noble rulers and knights, and the limits of loyalty and authority. Paolini's willingness to get into the depths can be a weakness too, though: I would have given the book four stars if not for Eragon's stultifyingly dull descent (literally) into dwarf politics. Also, Paolini publically admitted that his inability to write love scenes for the first two books had to do with "lack of experience"--and if he's picked up any experience since, it doesn't show.
But all in all, Paolini's on to something, and is clearly an American writer to watch. Woven through all the divergent elements of the Inheritance Cycle is one really nifty love story: the love of a man and his dragon. When it comes to writing about Saphira and Eragon, Paolini is always at the top of his craft. Beauty and Goodness are two elements that are very rare in fiction--modern fiction in particular--and Paolini is hot on their trail.”
“It was amazing..a little violent but not enough to give it more than a PG-13 rating.”Anita D wrote this review Friday, March 13, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved this book. Although some parts conflicted with things said in the past books, (such as the dragons are supposed to die with their rider, it was switched or forgotten in this book) no one could say it was lacking in action or suspense.”Nano wrote this review Friday, February 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No