Posted by: Staff | 10.25.2008

“Brisingr” Released

(or, “Brisingr” Unleashed!, or, DRAGONS!!)

LUCY HICKS ’10

“Eragon” fans rejoice: the third installment of Inheritance Cycle, by Christopher Paolini, has finally arrived.

The book was released on September 20, 2008. Over the past few weeks, devout fans have been hidden behind its 763 pages, while some less committed fans, like myself, have decided to wait for a review from its avid devotees.

For those that have not heard of Inheritance Cycle yet, let me bring you up to speed. Book 1, titled Eragon, opens with a young farm boy named Eragon stumbling upon a strangely colored rock while hunting. When this “rock” hatches and reveals a baby dragon, Eragon is exposed to a world of dragon riders, magic, and adventure; however, danger follows closely behind. In the second book, Eldest, Eragon continues on his journey to master magic and battle evil in this supernatural world. More importantly, with his dragon, Saphira, Eragon continues to train to become a dragon rider. With his new power, comes new responsibility—as always, responsibility that will decide his fate.

For the majority of fans, the third installment of Inheritance Cycle does not disappoint. Several pleasant surprises will keep readers avidly turning pages, including epic battles that every fantasy reader can enjoy; but despite its positive components, one major complaint is that the book is too long and the language is too complicated. Many fans know that Paolini likes too show off his gift of language, so a dictionary may be handy at times, unless you’ve already memorized one, of course! Happy Reading!

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