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Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep. First is Eragons oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue his beloved Katrina, from King Galbatorixs clutches. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength, as are the elves and dwarves. Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny.

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Auldphart

Apr 10, 2014

Book III

"Brisingr" is book 3 of 4 in the Eragon saga. To date, it has not been butchered by Hollywood the way the first book "Eragon" was
. Brisingr is "fire" in the old language, and there is plenty of it. It is also the name of Eragon's new Elven-crafted sword which becomes enveloped in magical blue flames when he speaks its name. In this volume the war against Galbatorix heats up in earnest. Eragon learns more of magic from the elves, becoming more elvish himself and learns some unsettling things about his ancestry. It is part of Paolini's irony that the humans, most of whom have no magical powers, are polytheistic, fearful, and superstitious, while the elves, who use magic for most things, are rationalists and agnostics.
There is still the tease of Eragon's mixed feelings towards the elf warrior-princess Arya. which becomes more complicated in this volume. I would strongly recommend that the books only be read in their proper sequence, or much will be lost on the reader.

VB67

Jul 16, 2013

great story

Really enjoyed the series. Looking forward to what he does next.

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