Brisingr

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Brisingr

Or the Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular

By Christopher Paolini

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Library Binding, 9780375926723, 751pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 2008

Description

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?



About the Author
Christopher Paolini s abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, "Eragon, "when he graduated from high school at 15. He lives in Paradise Valley, Montana. "From the Hardcover edition.""