Eragon represents the greatest hope for a better Alagaesia Can this once simple farm boy rise to become a leader who can unite the rebel forces and defeat the King?

Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. But 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. 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.

Conflict, action, adventure and one devastating death await readers as Eragon battles on behalf of the Varden while Galbatorix ruthlessly attempts to crust and twist him to his own purposes. Rich with a thoughtful examination of Eragon's maturing psyche, Brisingr explores how Eragon must come to terms with his role as a leader and the moral obligations that weigh heavily upon his young shoulders as a Dragon Rider.

Brisingr (BRIS-ing-gr) is an Old Norse word for fire and will be familiar to fans of the cycle as the first word in the ancient language that Eragon hears. The jacket for Brising has been illustrated by renowned John Jude Palencar, illustrator of both the Eragon and Eldest covers.

Christopher Paolini was born on November 7th 1983 in Southern California. he has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. Home schooled by his parents, he often wrote short stories and poems, made frequent trips to the library, and read widely.

Christopher was fifteen when he wrote the first draft of Eragon and he and his family self-published the book three years later. In summer 2002, author Carl Hiaasen, whose stepson read a copy of the self-published book while on vacation in Montata, bought Eragon to the attention of his publisher, Alfred A.Knopf. After another round of editing, Knopf published Eragon in August 2003. The sequel, Eldest, was published in August 2005. In December 2006, Fox released the movie adaptation of Eragon in theatres around the world.
Once the Inheritance cycle is finished, Christopher wants to take a long vacation and ponder which of his many story ideas he will write next.

Random House Australia
Author: Christopher Paolini
ISBN: 9780385613859
RRP: $34.95

Review: A series worthy of capturing on screen, get lost in this surreal world.