Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle Series #3)

Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle Series #3)

by Christopher Paolini

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VaBookworm More than 1 year ago
Brisingr actually made me cry at parts! Fantastic writing. Each book in the Inheritance Cycle is better than the last! Chris Paolini is an impressive writer! When I read his books, I can't put them down! The depth of detail and his writing style provide a vivid mental image. I can read his books and it's like a watching a movie in my head. I love Eragon, and I get choked up every time Brom is mentioned. I hope he finishes that fourth book soon. It's as bad as it used to be to wait for the next Harry Potter book. And when will they make the next movie?!?
redheart52 More than 1 year ago
Christopher Paolini does a great job at continuing the series. The ending left me wanting more and i can't wait for the next book. Paolini did a great job at making his characters grow and reveling more about the fantasy world that he created.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is by far the best book Paolini has written by far. In the year he took off and the time it has taken him to write this book he has grown so much as a writer. The evidence is plastered all over the pages which are now loaded with more detail.
Brisinger was excellent and left me wanting more. The story begins with Eragon going off with his cousin Roran, to help rescue Roran's beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix's clutches. The story has many twists and turns when Eragon and Saphira are once again faced with opponents more powerful then themselves. The reader finally gets to know about Aya's friend/lover and the events that occurred just before Eragon found her.
There will be a Major death, A BIG secret, the rise of a new dwarf King, the secret about a dragons power and the reader will get to know Eragon character and struggles like never before. With the Varden taking over city by city Galbatorix is not taking a blind eye to their presence anymore.
This book is a MUST read for anyone who has read the previous Eragon books.
DomDom More than 1 year ago
When I flipped over the final page of the first book of this series (Eragon) six years ago, I could not believe it. How did a book as thick as this one end so fast!? I waited for what seemed like a lifetime for Eldest (Book #2) to be published, but I was unable to. I found myself reading Eragon once again, something I have never done but that one time. Finally, Eldest came out and I submerged myself into the lands of Alagaesia once more. Eragon and Saphira were all I could think about for days. I waited a couple of years and Brisingir, supposedly the last book of the Inheritance series, came out. I immediatly got my hands on a copy of it and found myself unable to go anywhere without it. Any spare time I had, (even once while driving :D) I took advantage of, and enjoyed this marvelous novel. Christopher Paolini is truly a genius. The way in which he made me imagine the epic battles of Eragon was amazing. When Eragon battles Murtagh, I seriously skipped a class period in school, for I could not drop the book for a second. Paolini also figured out how to never bore the reader. By switching chapters between the points of view of Roran and Eragon, the reader always wants more. When Roran was in the middle of a very big fight, I wanted to read Eragon's chapter even faster so I could find out what was going on with Roran! Now don't get me wrong, Brisingir is not all about chopping off heads and slicing limbs. Roran sets off to the Razac lair in Helgrind to recover his fiance, Katrina, who has been kidnapped. Eragon also faces himself with a challenge in which his superhuman strength and elven speed cannot help him. He is in love with the elf, Arya, but although she is obviously attracted to him too, she cannot love him back. I have read many reviews on Brisingir, and I happen to see that the most negative thing said about Brisingir, is the fact that it is not the final book of the Inheritance series! I, as a matter of fact, was deeply relieved when I found out that another book was going to be published. This only meant that the next book would give me just as much excitement and enjoyment when I read it. How can that be bad? Also, many believe the book is too "unrealistic". This is fiction! It can be as unrealistic as the author chooses to be. So who cares if Roran can kill hundreds of soldiers at once single-handedly without any elven or magical powers? This just gives the reader a greater respect for the characters. The one tiny aspect I would change about this book would be the trip Eragon has to take to Farthen Dur, the Dwarven capital. Eragon has much to do already! He cannot be molested with dwarven politics! Specially for 200 pages! Eragon still needs to refine his skills, find out how to kill Galbatorix, find a decent weapon, protect the Varden and talk with Arya, and he is waiting for days and days for the stubborn dwarves to decide who gets to be king! I found this annoying since it lags the momentum the book has. All in all, this is a great book, dwarven politics or without them. The ending leaves you wanting more and since it is not the final book, it ought to leave you that way. It also has some astonishing twists which left me with my jaw hanging wide open. I myself cannot wait to read the sequel of Brisingir and see how Eragon and Saphira finally get rid of Galbatorix's dictating wrath from the lands of Alagaesia for once and for all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the 3 books are amazing for me.
I'm from Indonesia n here, lots of people like the show also ( for me, the show was awful, why out from book ? they should just follow the book. )
I love the caracters so much, i can feel the fire inside me everytime i read the books. I understand the emotion, the passion, love n desperation, like i could reach to it, like im in it. Welldone, Chistopher ! I wish Hollywood wont let go the chance to do the movie again ( the first might be a failure, but i believe with more effort, they can make the 2nd movie represent the book to the real world !) I've been waiting to see the second to show in the cinema !
For those who care, u can email me at
Christopher, i hope u read this,
Sweet kiss for all of u !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say, this is one of the best books I have ever read. The charcter developement is superb, with Eragon and Arya's relationship going who know's where, Roran and Katrina tying the knot, and Nasuada becoming a better leader all the time. There is plenty of action from beginging to end, this is a thriller that will keep on the edge of your seat the entire way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brisingr is an amazing novel! If you have read any of the other books in this series (which you will need to in order to understand Brisingr), you are sure to enjoy this one as well. I started reading this book and couldn't put it down until I completed it. Christopher Paolini tells this story from the point of views of Eragon, a dragon rider on a quest to defeat the evil king Galbatorix with the help of his dragon Saphira, and Roran, a soldier who fights against the Empire in the Varden's army. Many secrets about Eragon's past are revealed, adding to the descriptive and fascinating plot, and leading up to an unimaginable conclusion. I would recommend this incredible book to anyone who enjoys reading fantasy books. Although Brisingr is rather long, you shouldn't let its size intimidate you. It is by far the best book in the Inheritance Cycle, and it will leave you eager to read the fourth and final book. SN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall the book was a great read. Although, some parts seemed to drag on such as when they travel but none-the-less it never ceases to entertain you. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has read the first two books of the Inheritance Cycle; if you haven't I would recommend starting at book one. Some parts where expected such as Orik becoming Dwarf King, Eragon getting a new sword (which was pretty bad aced)... ect. The plot was good, and now even though we know about Galbatorix's power we still wonder how Eragon will pull it off in the last book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read the first two books in the Inheritence series, Eragon and Eldest (both by Christopher Paolini), this book won't make any sense to you. Brisingr is about a 16 year old dragon rider named Eragon who helps his cousin save his fiance, Katrina. She has been imprisoned by two evil creatures called the Razzac. After Eragon's journey, he has to go to the dwarf city, tronjem to choose the new king. After that, you are going to have to find out for yourself. All I can tell you is that secrets are revealed, and Eragon fights in huge battles to save his country. This book must have been written by a master mind who really knows what he's doing. If you enjoy this book, check out the next book called Inheritace by Christopher Paolini.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the third book hard to put down. It was by far the best one yet. So many things were revealed in this book. Much is learned about Eragon's past. I enjoyed reading this book alot and would recommend it for anyone who has read the first two books. It is necessary to read the other two in order to understand everything that is revealed. There were a few parts that seemed to drag on and seemed unnecessary. Earon travels to many places in this book. Each place reveals something new that has been hidden to the reader. Many things revealed will be shocking to those who have read Eragon and Eldest. They will suprise you so much. Things that were told earlier in the series and are now proven wrong and the truth revealed. I thought the series would end with this one but I am ready for the fourth one to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!! With great action and hardly any dull moments, Paolini has created a masterpiece once again
dragon560 More than 1 year ago
awesome,great and more awesome how can you say how great this book is.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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. But along the way, they'll discover some dark secrets and learn the sickening methods behind their adversaries' strengths.

BRISINGR is a well executed follow-up to ERAGON and ELDEST. It moves at a brisk and almost businesslike pace, only dragging slightly near the center of the book, as Eragon and Saphira struggle to fulfill their promises. Readers will be glad to see that the duo, Eragon especially, has not been placed upon a lofty pedestal, and still admit ignorance at times, an element that adds just the right touch of plausibility to the book.

Paolini's descriptive writing is becoming easily recognizable, and his ability to draw similes and metaphors between the most unlikely objects only adds to his appeal, and contrary to what one might expect, will draw in reluctant readers. Like with the prequels, the author cleverly manages to sneak in colorful myths and historical stories into the book that only add to the reality and vividness of Alagaesia, and make for a more engaging read.

The plot of BRISINGR is a little less developed than its predecessors, and seems to serve more as a segue between the first two books and the conclusion of the lively series, although the revelation of certain secrets and the suspense and tension Paolini weaves into the pages go a long ways in making BRISINGR a quick read.

Seasoned Paolini fans will enjoy the story, and be eager to move on to the final book.
Birchfall More than 1 year ago
This book was not what I expected. I expected it to be action packed to the finish, with Christopher Paolini's incredible style of writing leading the way. I got one, but not the other. This book was somewhat action deprived until the very end. However, I still give it a five because Christopher Paolini was at his best in writing style. He gave great descriptions and created plot twists that I did not see until they were staring me in the face. Also, I think all of my fellow Inheritance fans agree with me that the Star Wars comparisons end here. There is not much compared to the Return of the Jedi, and you would have to go to great lengths to find comparisons.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had about given up on The Inheritance Trilogy. Now with a press date released, I have more confidence. After they massacred the book(s) with the movie, I hope this novel will not decieve readers with horrible writing and a bad plot line. Overall, I'm very excited to hear of Inheritance Cyce #3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hooked me on so i kept reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I thought that it was well organized and answereed all of my questions. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing... it just gets better and better. You cant put it down. You pass the clmax but the suspese and awsomeness just keeps accumulating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the series!  An entertaining easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book three was way better for me than book two. I have liked them all, but this one was my favorite so far. I loved where the story is going. This series is perfect for a true escape. I love the way Christopher Paolini paints the picture for you. Extremely well written. I love love loved it. Cannot wait for book four.
Forestsong More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Actually, I love this series! I started reading "Eragon" in high school, and have kept up with it, 6 years later. "Brisingr" is a fantastic addition to the series, delving deeper into the story behind each character, and giving some understanding to WHY and WHO they are. Getting to Eragon's familial past, for example, changes him, and gives him more strength to fight Gallbatorix. Showing Roran's efforts in the war, and what it has cost him, is also changing and exciting. I cannot wait for the last book to be released; I think it has been far too long!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You don't need to say much about the book except that it is great! As with the previous books in the series Christopher Paolini keeps your interest and brings you into the story. You relate to the characters, you wait for the next book............
SirLagsAlot More than 1 year ago
Brisingr, written by Christopher Paolini, is a great success. Mr. Paolini does a great job when detailing the many races introduced in the story as well as depicting the many battles that take place on the continent of Alagaësia. At first, Brisingr may intimidate most people because of its size, but once you start reading, you won't want to put it down.

Brisingr is a continuation of the Inheritance Cycle, book number three. The title of this book is well chosen and there is a lot of meaning that is added to the word "brisingr" in this story. Each character is depicted and visualized by words very well. Both Eragon and Roran are both equally important in this book and the story focuses on both their adventures and battles. This book also has some romantic scenes between Mr. Paolini's characters, as he tries to develop their personality (following up to the next book in the series) which I think adds to the emotional touch the reader feels. There was a chapter that Christopher Paolini wrote where the reader¿s view is through Saphira. This chapter felt a bit odd because Saphira's thoughts were not able to be written in proper English. It was a good attempt, and many Brisingr fans would say that it was new perspective that hadn't been seen on Alagaësia before.

Brisingr may have been a long book, but it was well worth reading. Time passed by so quickly when I read that I finished the book half the normal time it takes me to read any other book. Christopher Paolini has, once again, produced a worthy treasure in the Inheritance Cycle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haters go to hell
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are considering to buy this, you really should! BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!