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ISBN13: 9780375826726
ISBN10: 0375826726
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Staff Pick

Brilliant! This, the third book in the Inheritance Cycle, was well worth the wait. There are dragons, thrills, and action aplenty — enough to satisfy any reader.
Recommended by Carla, Powells.com

Brisingr, the third book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle, is one of the most highly anticipated books of the year. Sure to please both fans and newcomers, Paolini continues the dragon tale that has captivated its devoted readership.
Recommended by Danielle, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

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?

Review:

"The much-anticipated third book in Paolini's Inheritance Cycle continues to rely heavily on classic fantasy tropes. The novel launches with magician and Dragon Rider Eragon, his cousin Roran and the dragon Saphira on a quest to rescue Roran's betrothed. The cousins soon split up, and Roran undergoes his own series of heroic tests, culminating in a well-choreographed and intense fight against an Urgal (a ram-human hybrid). Eragon, at the same time, encounters treacherous dwarves, undergoes even more training with the elf Oromis and gains a magical sword suitable for a Dragon Rider. The silly revelations about Eragon's background in the previous book, Eldest, are given a new spin near the end, but the change is neither unexpected nor interesting. Predictably, the book concludes with even more character deaths and another battle, but those expecting a resolution will have to wait until the next novel. The cliched journey may appeal to younger readers of genre fiction. Older teens, even those who might have first cut their teeth on Paolini's writing years ago, are less likely to be impressed. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

I've got a secret. When I was 13, I was fixated on the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. I usually sat in the Dungeon Master's chair, unleashing rich characters and exciting situations that seemed, to my friends at least, to have been created out of thin air. Truth is, I just read more fantasy than they did — often all through the night — and could steal freely from books they hadn't read.... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

WITH THE HIGHLY anticipated publication of Book Three in the Inheritance cycle, the hardcover editions of all three books will be available in a handsome boxed set!

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About the Author

Christopher Paolini's abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at 15. He currently lives with his family in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he is at work on the next volume in the Inheritance cycle.

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JoshGreen12, May 29, 2009 (view all comments by JoshGreen12)
I was excited to read this book, but it seemed to be overladen with adjectives and redundancy. The romantic parts are fleeting. The mindset of Eragon is still childish. But the story is still interesting. The author has introduced some new aspects in the dragon lore that were interesting. The next book should be promising.
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jane-of-the-herbs, May 1, 2009 (view all comments by jane-of-the-herbs)
This was my favorite book in the series. A bit too long, though. I liked the sword part.
This book had a lot of answers in it!
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Peter McCarty, November 12, 2008 (view all comments by Peter McCarty)
Personally, I hated this book. I love the first and second of the series, but this just seems like 700 pages of feller to me. I agree with the first comment, most of it anyway.

SPOILER ALERT:
There are two things that I hated about this book. The first thing is about how they(Eragon and saphira) were seperated twice. The seperation isn't what bothered me, it was when they came back together for the second time. The first time they were came back from seperated, they were happy to see eachother. Makes sense.
However, the second time they were 'reunited' it was very dramatic and desciptive and how much they loved eachother and shared there thoughts ect, ect. How does this contrast? The first time they were seperated, saphira didn't even know if Eragon was alive, yet when they came back together, she was just 'happy.' that makes no sense.
The second seperation, Saphira knew for a fact Eragon was probably going to be completely fine and was goin to be surrounded by allies. Basicly, they just missed eachother alot. When they came together it was all dramatic (like I said before) and the decription for how they met went on for somewhere like 1/3 of a chapter. What?

that is just one of the two things. The second is how the book sped along and nearly nothing happend, and then at the end this huge battle happens and someone important reaveals himself (and dies too) in only one chapter. If this is so important and suspensful, why didn't he use the wasted space in the rest of the book to tell it?

I do not agree with the 'indorced' comment at the beginning. I didn't not like this book, and I waited a couple years to read it. I wouldn't have minded waiting a few more years for it to tell more STORY.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375826726
Author:
Paolini, Christopher
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Author:
ristopher Paolini
Author:
Ch
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The Inheritance Cycle
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
9.18x6.58x1.88 in. 2.39 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 784 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375826726 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Brilliant! This, the third book in the Inheritance Cycle, was well worth the wait. There are dragons, thrills, and action aplenty — enough to satisfy any reader.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Brisingr, the third book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle, is one of the most highly anticipated books of the year. Sure to please both fans and newcomers, Paolini continues the dragon tale that has captivated its devoted readership.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The much-anticipated third book in Paolini's Inheritance Cycle continues to rely heavily on classic fantasy tropes. The novel launches with magician and Dragon Rider Eragon, his cousin Roran and the dragon Saphira on a quest to rescue Roran's betrothed. The cousins soon split up, and Roran undergoes his own series of heroic tests, culminating in a well-choreographed and intense fight against an Urgal (a ram-human hybrid). Eragon, at the same time, encounters treacherous dwarves, undergoes even more training with the elf Oromis and gains a magical sword suitable for a Dragon Rider. The silly revelations about Eragon's background in the previous book, Eldest, are given a new spin near the end, but the change is neither unexpected nor interesting. Predictably, the book concludes with even more character deaths and another battle, but those expecting a resolution will have to wait until the next novel. The cliched journey may appeal to younger readers of genre fiction. Older teens, even those who might have first cut their teeth on Paolini's writing years ago, are less likely to be impressed. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , WITH THE HIGHLY anticipated publication of Book Three in the Inheritance cycle, the hardcover editions of all three books will be available in a handsome boxed set!
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