Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives after the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains. Now Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep.
He must help rescue his cousin Roran’s beloved from King Galbatorix’s clutches. But he also owes his loyalty to the Varden, the elves and the dwarves, who are in desperate need of his talents and strength.
Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny.
I expected that Brisingr would be as bad as Eldest was. I thought that the first volume was the best and none of the sequels would be able to outshine Eragon. Undoubtedly Brisingr is at least as good as Eragon.
The beginning of this volume is slow and boring too, as it is in the previous book. I felt the first chapters so long and boring that I almost gave it up. I would never have believed that I could be so furious about a book because it is too long. Sometimes the story is stretched out like strudel pasta.
At this point, I was afraid Brisingr would be awful and I would be disappointed again, but then something happened. Suddenly the story gets impetus again, essential things happen, and the events twirl. I love this volume very much.
I figured out some things from the previous volumes already, but… I didn’t expect this. I was so glad and sad at the same time. I won’t spoil it for you. 🙂 But around three-quarters through the book you may figure out what I’m talking about.
I have a list in my mind: who will die and who won’t? Despite the fact that I expected the death of some living being, it was emotional when it actually happened. I shattered mentally because of the end of the book.
Characters (Spoiler Degrees: 1)
My opinion hasn’t changed about the characters. Eragon is still annoying; Arya is still not my favorite; but I still like Oromis and Glaedr. You get to know more about the last two and Brom too in this volume. Brom’s heritage to Eragon is very sad and tear-jerking. The stories and teachings of Glaedr and Oromis are very interesting. It’s a sad and painful book, but nice.
I’m glad that this volume is so good. I really like it. I calmed down after I read it. It’s so much better than Eldest.
It’s beautiful. I have goose bumps when I look at it. The illustrator grasped the essence of Glaedr perfectly.