DNF @ 50%: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini | Book Review


Book #3 in the Inheritance Cycle series

DNF at 50%

It is with a genuinely sad, but thoroughly bored heart that I put this down.

Genre: Fantasy
Author: Christopher Paolini
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Knopf
Pages: 748 (hardback)

I struggled to get into Eragon – it took me two attempts to read it and actually remember what happened. But I persevered. Then I read Eldest and loved it! And then I battled through so many reading sessions trying to make progress with Brisingr, but not only does it cause me grief to try and spell it everytime, but I was at risk of tearing my eyeballs out, I was so bored.

The action in this book is few and far between – there is SO much talk. It makes me want to cry thinking about it.

I want to be brave and finish this, as I have heard that Inheritance gets better. But I can’t. I can’t do it, guys. You must go on without me.

Maybe one day I’ll have the strength. But for now, I’d rather saddle myself with a reread of Lord of the Rings than try to finish the remaining 50% of this book.

Title: Brisingr
Series title: The Inheritance Cycle
Author: Christopher Paolini
Purchase: Angus & Robertson
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Oaths sworn… loyalties tested… forces collide.

It’s been only months since Eragon first uttered “brisingr”, an ancient language term for fire. Since then, he’s not only learned to create magic with words — he’s been challenged to his very core. Following the colossal battle against the Empires warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still, there is more adventure 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 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 will 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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