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  • Published: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780552552127
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $19.99

Brisingr

Book Three




The spectacular third novel in the phenomenally successful Inheritance Cycle.

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?

  • Pub date: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780552552127
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for Brisingr

“'A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . a galloping good example of its genre'”

Daily Telegraph

“'This book is an achievement. Readers . . . will be transported'”

Sunday Times

“'A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon ... Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story'”

Guardian

“'A stirring fantasy of epic proportions'”

The Bookseller

“Short review”

slipperyfish.org.uk

“Named by the Bag of Books bookshop as a strong summer title”

The Bookseller

“Article about Christopher Paolini calling him the 'heir apparent' to JK Rowling”

The Times

“'Bound for the bestsellers.'”

Publishing News

“Short review”

The Children's Bookseller

“Article about how Eldest made an impression ahead of publication date and sales were 80% higher then Eragon in the first week.”

The Bookseller

“Included in Kid's File: Things You Can't Do Without”

Scottish Sunday Post

“Interview with Christopher Paolini”

The Epoch Times

“Exciting and full of adventure.”

The Daily Ireland

“Filled with darkness and evil, excitment and awe, this is a must for lovers of fantasy.”

The Good Book Guide

“Back page article about Paolini's success”

Publishing News

“Paolini's dragon epic shows he's a breath of hot air.”

Daily Echo

“Mentions promotional event at the Cheltenham Festival”

Publishing News

“Article about the success of the book which is number 1 in the US charts”

The Bookseller

“Short review”

South Wales Evening Post

“Included in Cheltenham Festival round-up of the first week: "author of the much-loved fantasy adventure Eragon”

The Times

“Eragon dabbles in magic - as does the author, as this book is wonderful...a real page-turner, the best adventure tale you'll ever read.”

Scottish Sunday Herald

“Interview with Christopher Paolini”

The Times

“A most stunning piece of literature.”

Inis

“If you want a book filled to the brim with adventures, magic, fighting and a fiendishly twisty story, pick Eragon and Eldest and I guarantee it will be hard to resist the lure of these titles.”

Books for Keeps

“Puts its teenage author firmly on the best-seller lists.”

Lowestoft Journal

“The scenes and characters were described so well I could create a picture in my head of everything - reader review (aged 12).”

Irish Examiner

“Fluent and action-filled.”

Telegraph

“Paolini has matured as a writer, but lost none of the imagination that makes this series such compulsive reading.”

Cambridge Evening News

“Better than the Harry Potter books... I can't wait for the next one.”

Carlisle News & Star

“Older neophytes of the genre will devour this with relish”

Inis magazine

“An impressive achivement by such a young writer.”

School Librarian

“I strongly recommend this book to anyone, young or old, who appreciates loyalty, love, friendship and bravery. Uncommonly brilliant.”

Cork Evening Echo