Brisingr, Or, The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular

Brisingr, Or, The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular

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The further adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they continue to aid the Varden in the struggle against the evil king, Galbatorix.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781442095854
Branch Call Number: YA SF PAOLINI
Characteristics: xix, 763 p. ; 24 cm


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sarahbru17 Jul 07, 2017

Characters: 7/10
Plot: 7/10
Writing: 6/10
Although I like the world of the Inheritance Cycle, it's getting harder and longer to tread through. There were significant portions that I, as an author or editor, would have chosen to shorten or leave out altogether. The overall arch of the plot was lost in scenes of excruciating detail.
I do still have my investment in the characters and the plot, and plan to see this series through to the end, but it's very slow-going. On the other hand, there have been some beautiful world-building developments and intriguing twists.

May 16, 2017

This third series of Christopher Paolini work of the "Eragon" books prove to be more amazing than ever. I enjoy hearing Gerard Doyle read and always enjoy how he portrays the characters of the story. It makes me sad to know that the adventure will come to end when I start the final book "Inheritance". Listening these long tapes/CD(s) is worth your time especially if you love fantasy, dragons, and adventures. In the end of the story there's a bonus track where you get to know more about Christopher Paolini and what are his personal views of the story. After hearing the interview between Christopher and his editor you get to fall deeper in love with the story and appreciate the work that this young author has place.

Mar 05, 2017

best book! great series, already read it reading it again! it was good to find out that Brom was Eragon's father instead os Morzan

Dec 15, 2016

This was way better than Eldest. Brisingr is by far the best book in the series. There's a lot more action, more, you know, important things. But an objection is that a lot of the book focuses more on Roran and less and less on Eragon. Isn't Eragon the MAIN character and the Rider? The last quarter of this is especially exciting except for the chapter long process of how to make a sword. That was really boring. But Glaedr was very interesting to read from his perspective, and you get the feel that this is just the warm-up battle before King Galbatorix. That leads to another question: how come even though supposedly he destroyed the Riders and everything and rules the Empire, he's never gone after Eragon personally? Nooo, instead he sends soldiers and Murtaugh and Thorn. You never really get to actually meet him.

A reallllly big plot twist included Brom in a way, but I'm not going to spoil anything. It seems that even though after the events in book one, you know, THAT, he still leaves a long lasting impact on Eragon and his decisions. You get to know more of his past from other people. The realization of him and Eragon left him gaping for like, five minutes straight.

Nasuada seems to be more bitter and jaded. Though still fair, she struck me as a harder person than before and stricter. She fully demanded Eragon's and Roran's service no matter what the protests. To be honest, as a character she's lost a lot of the original appeal she used to have to me.

Sep 23, 2016

This was an awesome book and I loved it! Just place a hold and read it!!!

Jan 06, 2016

This book was good until it was revealed that Brom is Eragon's father, not Morzan.

Brandon97_ Jun 27, 2014

I love the Inheritance Cycle, but this is my least favourite book. The book is too long and the plot does not really develop much. All the action ends up taking place in the next one, Inheritance, so I don't see the point of this novel. All in all, it's still a quality read.

Jun 25, 2014

I really loved this book, it was a great installment to the series. Very good plot and adventures, and twists and turns I never would have seen coming. Great book!

Jun 15, 2014

Great book

7Liberty7 Jun 12, 2014

Yeah, there were quite a few parts I didn't agree with too and some ideas I didn't like, like trans-humanism and telepathic communication. He mixes fairy tale, legend, and metaphysical in these series a lot to create something similar to but very different from other books/series. Again there's so much LOTR and Star Wars influence but I'll admit that Paolini is original with the whole idea of the Dragon Riders and unique with that system of Magic.

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Jul 02, 2015

As Roran and Arya started to follow, Eragon grabbed Roran by the shoulder and tapped Arya's blade with his own. "Wait." He said.
"What!" Both Arya and Roran demanded in exasperated tones.
"Yes, what?" Saphira asked. "We should not be sitting around and talking when there is sport to be had."
"My father," Eragon exclaimed. "It's not Morzan, it's Brom!"

Feb 04, 2015

Eragon consulted with Saphira, and when they were both in agreement, he raised the sword above his head, and cried, "I have made my decision, I dub thee Brisingr!"

Brandon97_ Jul 08, 2014

“You named your sword Fire? Fire? What kind of a boring name is that? You might as well name your sword 'Blazing Blade' and be done with it. Fire indeed. Humph. Wouldn't you rather have a sword called Sheepbiter or Chrysanthemum Cleaver or something else with imagination?”

Brandon97_ Jul 08, 2014

“The purpose of life is not to do what we want but what needs to be done.”

Jun 26, 2014

“You would be amazed how many magicians have died after being bitten by mad rabbits. It's far more common than you might think."

Jun 12, 2014

"The world burns around me, and from the fire, I hear the whispers of minds, and I learn things from those whispers. You hide yourself from me now, but I can still see you, a man of yellow flame with twelve stars floating around your waist and another star, brighter than the others, upon your right hand."


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Jul 02, 2015

Violence: Bloody battles

Brandon97_ Jun 27, 2014

Violence: The story takes place in a time of war, so there's plenty of battles, blood, and death. Those who have a light heart may want to take a little caution.

Jun 26, 2014

Violence: Lots of bloody battle scenes

May 03, 2013

Violence: Some bloody battles.

Sep 26, 2011

Violence: Lots of dead people....lots of thinking about dead people....lots of killing people dead.....


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ryanjames1995 Nov 12, 2009

Eragon, dragon rider for the Varden, the resistance in the land of Alagaesia, continues his epic journey and adventure to try to rid the world of the evil tyrant King Galbatorix, and restore the elite order of the Dragon Riders.

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