Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3) (The Inheritance Cycle)
Christopher Paolini
Don’t miss the latest book from the author of Eragon, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia, coming December 31, 2018! Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. 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 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, Katrina, 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 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?

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The adventure of the Dragon Rider, Eragon, and his dragon, Saphira continues in this third installment of the Inheritance series. In a time of chaos and war, it is up to Eragon to secure the Varden, create alliances, and discover secrets. In this novel, Eragon matures into the strong and determined warrior necessary to save his friends and family from the evil clutches of the Empire.

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Eragon, a teenage boy, and his young dragon, Saphira are faced with the ultimate challenge, defeating the evil, ruthless, and powerful King Galbitorix. First Eragon, who six months ago was a mere farm boy, must defeat all of King Galbatorixs forces, including another Dragon Rider, who can strike dangerously close to home. He is not alone though, backing him are: the Varden, (rebels) the dwarves of Farthen Dur, the elves of Du Weldenvarden the urgals under Nar Garvzhog, his cousin, Roran Stronghammer, and the villagers of his home town, Carvahall.

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