Brisingr (Inheritance Trilogy 3)
by Christopher Paolini
Corgi Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780552162135
Date: 18 February 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The third in Christopher Paolini's megaseller Inheritance. The preceding titles, Eragon and Eldest received some savage comments from reviewers on their derivative nature - Entertainment Weekly branded the first the number one worst book of 2005, whilst (according to Wikipedia) the Kirkus review said it was a "...patchwork of dialogue, characters and concepts pulled whole cloth from the fantasy canon." In spite of this - or perhaps because of it, it sold eyebrow raising in numbers. This is a smart B format release from Corgi Books.
"Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Conflict, action, adventure and one devastating death await readers as Eragon battles on behalf of the Varden while Galbatorix ruthlessly attempts to crush and twist him to his own purposes. Can he become a leader who can unite the rebel forces and defeat the King?"