WARNING: There are spoilers ahead.
third book in the Inheritance Trilogy was supposed to have been released during
the spring of 2007. But the date was postponed since the third book was too big
to complete on time. Later it was decided to extend the three book series into
a four book cycle. The reason given for the change was that, in order to contain
the remaining story of Eragon the third book had become too large a volume. So
the third book was to be written in two volumes. On
January 16, 2008 the news was released that the third book was to be named
BRISINGR. Christopher Paolini cited that Brisingr was the first word in the
Ancient Language to be uttered by Eragon and also that it has greater
significance than even what Eragon could have known. The word Brisinger means
“fire” used by the magic users to summon fire and use it in combat. The fans
speculate that it may have more importance than being the name of the book and
may be the true name of Eragon since the first two books' names are closely
related to the major characters. The book cover has the picture of the gold
dragon, Glaedr, looking to the right, drawn by John Jude Palencar. Brisingr was
scheduled to be released on September 23, 2008. But due to the overwhelming
enthusiasm of the book sellers and the readers the book will go on sale on
September 20, 2008 at 12:01 AM. A midnight party is planned in the style of
Harry Potter release.
spoiler which has been released on the official inheritance site is that Eragon
will meet a God in this book. During the Inheritance Cycle video announcement
Christopher Paolini said that a major character will die in the final chapters
creating a dramatic ending to the book. He also said that Eragon and Roran will
attack Helgrind and Eragon will face a moral dilemma .
of the things which may be revealed in the upcoming book are:
Till the ending of
the Eldest the Varden favored Nasuada as their leader. Will they continue
to do so? Will Saphira finally find a mate?How did Murtagh’s
dragon, Thorn mature so fast to rival Saphira while Saphira took a long
time to grow up?What about Tornac,
Murtagh’s old friend?If the spirits called
by the sorcerers were not the spirits of the sentient beings from the
afterlife, what are they?How will Elva and
others play an important role?
general synopsis of Brisingr is
"Forces collide in Book III of the
phenomenally successful Inheritance Cycle.
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. 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, including 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. 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.
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
The book cover, the synopsis and the excerpt
from the third chapter of the third book, Brisingr can be viewed at the sites or links given