This was a bit of a challenge to start. It's around 750 pages and it had been so long since I read the previous books I couldn't remember what had happened. Luckily it had a summary of the previous two books at the start so I managed to get the main points back in my mind before continuing. The length is what had put me off of starting before but it really didn't wind up being a problem as it was an incredibly easy read and once I got into it I alternated between not reading and then doing about 100 pages in a day.
I'm not sure how much I can say about the story without ruining it for other people so I'll try not to give anything away. I really enjoyed Brisingr although I had an issue with Eragon and Saphira spending a lot of time apart in the book. That said even the more boring aspects of the book managed to be intriguing and the style is light enough that you don't get tired from reading it. Although a lot of the book moves fairly slowly it does start to up the tempo as it nears the end, although I must confess I found the ending to be quite disappointing.
I won't recommend reading this unless you've already read the previous two books and enjoyed them. If you haven't read any of them then I suggest you give them a try. The 4th and final book in the series will be released at the end of the year.
Also a thank you to Avalonanders who's the only person who bothered to reply to my mini-poll of what I should read. Since no one cares I won't let you have a say and will be reading The Animals of Farthing Wood next.
7 years, 4 months ago
17 Apr 2011 15:12 CEST