March 7, 2011

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Summary: 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?

I thought Eragon was OK, I liked Eldest better than the first and I really liked this book! Christopher Paolini is a really creative writer, some of the ending results to the book was predictable but he is a very discriptive, creative writer and there were a couple twists I wasn't expecting. The one thing I didn't like about the book is it doesn't really end, leaving you hanging in hopes for the next book to come out soon.


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