Brisingr is a marvellous fantastical story, full of sacrifice, love, hope and plenty of fighting, politics, magic and an awesome scene about forging a sword. Above all it is a great story, great listen and even more dragons then the previous two novels. Well worth reading and listening to.
I love this book, I must have read it fifty times. I bought this audio book so that I could hear my favorite story while on the road or doing the dishes. I instantly fell in love with this book all over again. This definetly went above and beyond my expectations.
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
Such a great book! I love the way that Paolini has grown in his writing method, and I really enjoy his style. This book is a continuation of The Inheritance Cycle, of course, and furthers the story and the understanding of the world Paolini created very well. I love how much the defining of the characters progresses in this book. Especially the Eragon, Aria, and Nasuada characters. The breadth of their characters triples in this book, in my opinion.
Paolini has really created a magical world, and has gone to great lengths to ensure the credibility and consistency of that world. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, and can't wait for the final installment!
Not if I wanted to keep them as "friends".
I suppose... If they were extremely bored, or I wanted to alienate them as "friends"
The voicing of Sapphira could have been better; i.e. - softer, more feminine. Too much emphasis and emotions in Eragon's voice makes him sound like a screaming baby.
I cried once I realized I bought the whole series up-front, and the story was becoming irritatingly stupid the further along I read. Seriously, by the time I was half-way through Book #2 in the series, I was so fed-up with the naive situations the Author imagined for his hero characters, I began cheering for Galbatorix to win and wipe them all out.
I'll give the Author points for effort, and ambition; but as for story-telling... Well, he's got a LOT of growing up to do. He's no Tolkein or Feist, but he's got potential. It would serve him well to get to know the real world in which we live, and has existed millenia before his time. Join the military, and learn what real military life is like; study more on the Art of War and how strategies really work, etc. He's greatly lacking in this area alone. Also, he should cast off whatever axe it is he has got to grind with religion, for his religious bigotry bleeds through into his writing, and it stinks. Way too young to be so opinionated about such things.
In summary: Take some time to grow personally and mature and your future works will improve I am sure. Good luck.