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Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 | [Christopher Paolini]

Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. 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.
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Oaths sworn...loyalties tested...forces collide.

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?

©2008 Christopher Paolini; (P)2008 Listening Library

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    Don 02-15-09
    Don 02-15-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Good story, not up to the standard of the others"

    I really thought this was supposed to be a trilogy, but now he is milking it for more.
    The story is dragging on, and it is really hurting the story line, in my opinion.
    The characters are all still very good, but when you drag a story out, it hurts the telling.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Eric San bernardino, CA, United States 02-11-09
    Eric San bernardino, CA, United States 02-11-09 Member Since 2003
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    "Going down hill"

    I enjoyed the first book and thought the second was okay, but htis one really had a hard time keeping my attention. I found the characters actions to be confused and inconsistant, often taking actions that were not in their character and the plot seemed to wander around not really accomplishing anything nor developing the characters to any great depth. I accepted the blatent Tolkein Clones for the first book since the author was so young, but it is wearing thin.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Meyers 02-01-09 Listener Since 2008
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    "Young Writer"

    Christopher's verbiage and the rest of his writing skills are astounding for one so young.
    As one 'so old' I thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
    Keep up the good work Christopher I can't wait 'til you're 40 or so!!! God Bless you and good luck with you career. Kathy Meyers <><

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Marie Pilot Rock, OR, USA 01-04-09
    Ann Marie Pilot Rock, OR, USA 01-04-09
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    "Nicely done"

    Not as predictable as I had thought it might be. I enjoyed the story and the narration. I had difficulty sticking with it when I tried to read the paper version of these books, but found the audio version to be very enjoyable.

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    Sakena Piscataway, NJ, USA 12-23-08
    Sakena Piscataway, NJ, USA 12-23-08
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    "I happened to enjoy this series so far..."

    Although this may not be the best fantasy series ever written and that it may lack some of the things that others have written within their comments, I happened to enjoyed this book along with the other books within this series. I enjoyed the storyline, I enjoyed the different characters, and I particularly enjoyed the narrator. Although I do agree that parts of the book can be slow, it did not make me want to stop listening and besides books tend to become slow when the author start to explain why things are. I think if you enjoy fantasy as I do, you will enjoy this book as well as the other books within the series. (you have to start off with the first book of this series or you will be lost within the story) This is a child/young adult book, and it must be viewed as such. You can not compare a book written for an adult to one written for a child/young adult. Having said that, if you can separate a fantasy book written for an adult from one written for a child/young adult, then you will not be disappointed.

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    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 12-20-08
    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 12-20-08

    Don't you just love a great story well told?

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    "More for Dragon Lovers!"

    Brilliant! Everything about this 3rd book is what you'd wish. Obviously Paolini does not want to simply sum up his world into a simple trilogy nor should we want him too. Alagaesia and it's very complex characters are far too well developed. The writing quality has not dropped one iota. The production and reading by Doyle continue to be pitch perfect. If the author can keep up this story into several more books with the same level of complexity and excitement I would be thrilled.

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    Scott 11-15-08
    Scott 11-15-08 Member Since 2015

    Glass Artist listening to books while I work, that means all day long. Creative books with deep characters going through experiences while unveiling the world is what I like.

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    "dragging out the dragon"

    this was going to be a trilogy right? now its dragged out and seems to be going no where. disappointing, predictable.

    seems like he's staying with what he knows and scared to try something new or exploring.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Canby, OR, USA 11-13-08
    Mary Canby, OR, USA 11-13-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Battles"

    As much as I enjoyed the first two volumes, this third was mired in battle scenes and lost me. I got confused as to who was fighting who. I know a 4th book is on the way and the interview with the author at the end of this book was helpful. But I am not sure besides the one big AH HA at the end if this volume was necessary.

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    Chris Montrose, CA, USA 11-02-08
    Chris Montrose, CA, USA 11-02-08
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    "What Happened?"

    What started out as a great trilogy has fizzled out into the most pointless meanderings I've ever read. I know that's harsh, but with the first 2 books being as great as they are, this one falls totally flat.

    I just started the 3rd (of 4) part and had to take a break. Many of the negative comments I've read here are right on: over-analyzation of everything leads to an overwhelmingly dull book.

    Not sure if I can finish. I'm taking a break and listening to something else in hopes I can rejuvenate my interest and come back to finish later.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    james salem, OR, United States 10-31-08
    james salem, OR, United States 10-31-08 Member Since 2006
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    "not worth 2 credits"

    I was hoping this book was the end of the series. Instead the story just meanders along. I'm done with this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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