Friday, April 3, 2015

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini | Audiobook Review

Brisingr  (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)

Flashback Friday Review!

I went to write a review of Inheritance and realized that I'd never posted reviews of the first three books in the series!  This will be the last of the Flashback Friday review, then on Thursday I'll post a fully fleshed out review of Inheritance.

I originally read Brisingr in October 2013 and gave it 4 of 5 stars.  What a great book!  The further into this series I got, the more invested I became in the world of Eragon.  Continuing the habit from Eldest, I listened to Brisingr on CD, and the narration is fantastic.

Here's the summary from Goodreads:
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 Empire's 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?

*I checked out my copy of Brisingr from my local library.

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