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Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3) by…

Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3) (edition 2008)

by Christopher Paolini

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Title:Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3)
Authors:Christopher Paolini
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (2008), Hardcover, 784 pages
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Actually, I found it less annoying this go round...though I was familiar enough with the story to be able to skim when the author got long winded.

I still feel like a good editor would have gotten him to shave about 200 pages of waffling out of it.

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What a steaming pile this was! Paolini appears to be terrified as to what he will do next, because he is clearly dragging the "Inheritance Cycle" out just as far as he can! Look, I realize that it must be terrifying to peak at 17...I wouldn't know, I'm still waiting for mine...but, accept it and move on kid!

This book, on it's own (or if you didn't like the first two) is pretty much unreadably annoying. It was long, drawn out, rubbish full of excessive sentimentality and words he dragged screaming from his thesaurus .

I made the further mistake of flipping the page after I'd finished only to find a little directory of the Elvish, Dwarvish, Urgulish and whatever-else-ish words he'd made up and how to pronounce them. Like I bloody well care how to pronounce them! I'm not going to be using them verbally!! Hello, Chris, they're not real!

All things considered, I was totally disappointed. ( )
  Amelia1989 | Jun 10, 2019 |
I was so excited when this book came out because I have loved this series for a long time. I would personally put this series on the same level as some of my other favorites such as Harry Potter. I was so happy when I found out that there would be a fourth book rather than ending here as originally planned. It is really a wonderful series with such a vivid world. I enjoy the background, history, and extra tidbits that make it feel like a fully functional world rather than a fictional story. ( )
  AngelaRenea | Jan 12, 2019 |
Het orgineel van mijn review kan je vinden op mijn blog:

Een zeer verassende wending in dit boek vind ik de ontdekking van zijn vader. Eragon komt erachter wie zijn werkelijke vader is. Die had ik niet aan zien komen en nu ik het eenmaal weet valt er weer wat op zijn plek!.. ( )
  LindaKwakernaat | Nov 29, 2018 |
Continues along, very readable but not setting the world on fire for originality. ( )
  brakketh | Oct 31, 2018 |
This is such a great series! I don't understand the haters. I think Paolini did a fantastic job, especially considering he was a teenager when he wrote them and it was his first book. Definitely a series I'll read again and again! ( )
  emeraldgirl68 | Sep 30, 2018 |
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As always, this book is for my family. And also for Jordan, Nina and Sylvie, the bright lights of a new generation. Atra esterni ono thelduin.
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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?
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0375826726, Hardcover)

Tad Williams and Christopher Paolini: Author One-on-One

Tad Williams is the New York Times bestselling author of several epic fantasy series. He lives in California.

Tad Williams Read on for Williams and Christopher Paolini's discussion about why they write fantasy, their upcoming projects, and more.

Tad: Hi, Christopher. Nice to talk to you, albeit virtually. It was great hanging out with you and your family this summer. Pretty much all of us fell in love with your part of the world, too.

Be warned: this isn't my best time of the day, so if I start calling you "Herman" and asking what it was about whaling that interested you, please forgive.

The first thing I'd like to ask you as a starter question is: why fantasy? I mean, there's the obvious answer (which is also true for me) that it was something I loved to read growing up, but I guess I'm curious what is it that still resonates for you. Why do these kind of stories, these kinds of characters, these kinds of worlds, still speak to you?

In a similar vein, do you have another kind of fiction, another genre, that you'd really like to try? If so, why? Any genres you think you'll never write but wish you could?

Christopher: Hi Tad. Great talking to you as well. We all had a wonderful time when you guys visited. Definitely one Of the highlights of the year.

I'm still waking up as well -- takes a few cups of tea and a few strips of bacon before the little gray cells start firing properly -- so if I sound a bit muddled, that's why. Still, we can make a stab at coherency, eh?

Christopher Paolini Hmm. Why do I write fantasy? As you said, it's because I enjoy reading it, but I enjoy reading it because . . . well, for a number of reasons, I suppose. First of all, fantasy allows for all sorts of dangerous situations, and those can provide a lot of excitement in a story. And excitement is always fun. Also, epic fantasy usually deals with themes and situations that everyone can relate to, such as the challenge of growing up, or how one is supposed to deal with moral quandaries. Fantasy is the oldest form of literature; the very first stories that humans told while crouched around campfires were stories about gods and monsters and tragic mistakes and heroic feats. Even now, those topics still resonate with us on a primal level, which is one reason I think fantasy will remain popular with readers as long as humans are still human. And I love the sense of awe and wonder one can often find in fantastical literature. . . . Fantasy can allow you to see and hear and experience things that have never existed and never *could* exist. To me, that is the closest we come to real magic in this world.

That said, there are a number of other genres I'd like to try my hand at: mystery, thriller, horror, science-fiction, romance, etc. I love stories of all kinds -- although mythic ones certainly hold the greatest appeal to me -- and I'm very much looking forward to experimenting once I finish the Inheritance cycle. Any genres I think I'll never write but wish I could? . . . Probably long-form epic poetry or a witty comedy of manners. Poetry is fun, but my grasp on it is rather shaky, and a comedy of manners (while I enjoy them) is so different from my usual life, I'm not sure I could pull it off properly.

And now a question for you: You have just finished your third (large) series. What is it about big epic stories that so fascinates you? Why not write small, intimate books about a fishmonger whose greatest love is his toothpick sculpture of the Brooklyn Bridge?

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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.

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