Summary: 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 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.
In Eragon lies the greatest hope for a better Alagaësia. Can this once simple farm boy rise to become the leader he must to unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?
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Review: Just a few months ago Eragon spoke the word, “Brisingr,” which means fire in an ancient language. Since then, he has figured out how to create magic with words, but this new-found gift will bring upon many great challenges. He quickly finds himself entangled in many adventures as he encounters the evil dwarves, receives more training from Oromis, the elf, and acquires a sword that possesses great magic. Eragon’s first business at hand is keeping his promise to his cousin, Roran, to assist in rescuing Roran’s love from the evil grips of King Galbatorix. He must help is cousin, but others need him as well. How will Eragon maintain his loyalty to all that seek his strength and talents? Will he be able to unite the rebel forces at odds and defeat the king to save Roran’s beloved? This fast-paced, action-filled plot will keep the reader intrigued. As the series continues, new and exciting characters will be introduced, battles will be won and lost, and Eragon will face many difficult decisions. The deluxe edition of Brisingr, Book Three in the “Inheritance Cycle” comes complete with deleted scenes from Brisingr, a full-color foldout poster, as well as never-seen-before art by the author himself. Unique to this edition as well, is the guide to the Dwarvish runes, an explanation of the origin of names, and a helpful guide to pronunciation, including a glossary of the ancient language as well as the Dwarf, Nomad and Urgal languages. Book Three continues to raise the reader’s suspense, as he or she will have to patiently wait for Book Four to continue and conclude the “Inheritance Cycle.” This is a must read for lovers of the fantasy genre.