Brisingr

Brisingr
Inheritance Cycle #3
Christopher Paolini
Fantasy
3 Stars
Epub, Partial Re-read

The first couple of chapters felt REALLY familiar. I figured I had read a couple of chapters right after reading “Eldest” and then put it down. By around the 300+ mark I knew something was up. Nothing was new, I kept remembering what was happening.

So I checked my book blog and sure enough, I had read this back in December of ’09.
Sigh.

Brisingr

Brisingr
Inheritence Cycle #3
Christopher Paolini
YA Fantasy
3 Stars
748 pages, hardcover

Eragon fights off Murtagh again, learns the source of Galbatorix’s power, gets a new sword. Oromis and his dragon die. Roran learns lessons about politics and leadership.

And we all find out that there is to be one more book. For some reason I didn’t enjoy this as much as Eldest, but I have to admit, I think the story was better.

Eldest

Eldest
Inheritance Cycle #2
Christopher Paolini
Fantasy, YA
3 Stars
668 pages, paperbook

Paolini definitely matured between the writing of this book and Eragon. This is a lot more original but still keeps the solid foundation. Very enjoyable.

Eragon comes into his own as a rider, only to have to fight against Murtaugh, his brother, who has been turned by Galbatorix.

Eragon

Eragon
Inheritance Cycle #1
Christopher Paolini
Fantasy, YA
3 Stars
544 pages, paperbook

a young boy finds a dragon egg, one of the last 3 and bonds with it. Minions of the dark king come looking for him while he is away and end up razing the farm he lived at and killing his uncle. He hooks up with an old dragonrider and learns swordsmanship and dragonriding lore. Makes it to the main hideout of a group of rebels who are fighting against the evil king.

Oh my, I just realized this is Star Wars on dragons. And at the end? He scry’s an old man in blinding white who is going to protect him and further his training. Can you say Tolkien?

Not bad really, but nothing really wonderful. Good YA stuff to hook them.