A few thoughts on the book description:

Book Description

OATHS SWORN . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.

Exciting! Though what sort of forces are colliding I don't know. Perhaps bad writing and characterization. Though, for all we know he could have matured. I will give him this. He has had several years to work on his craft and hopefully he has learned something. Still, I find the Oaths Sworn to be a horribly cliched plot device. The Hero swears an oath and then you know something is going to come up that requires him to go against the sworn oath. Usually another sworn oath. And thus leads to tension and things. But it's a plot device that you know is going to happen, and while it could be well done in the hands of a talented writer, in Paolini’s case, I doubt he'll have the subtly to pull it off.

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.

And this is why you don't make promises you don't think you'll be able to keep. However, since this book is as predictable as the sun rising, we know that somehow Eragon will manage to survive. And it wasn't narrowly escaping with their lives, Murtagh let them live.

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.

Which really shouldn't have been made or at least taken care of right away, in regards to Katrina's rescue. She's safe as long as they can use her for leverage. (A point I made in the original go over of Eldest). And this is hardly a tangle of promises. He has to help rescue Katrina and deal with the Varden. And really, that's it, if I recall correctly. But what do I know? I've just read the books.

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?

Stupid question. Of course he will. But then again they are trying to get people interested in reading this book, so I suppose it's allowed, but really it's the simple farm boy to greatest hope that gets me. It's a waving cliche here. Not that we didn't already know that, but yes.

But now we know what Brisnger's about, not that it actually shows up something new and interesting happening. It sounds like every other bad fantasy story out there.

Drinking GameEdit


Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five
Part Six Part Seven Part Eight Part Nine Part Ten
Part Eleven Part Twelve Part Thirteen Part Fourteen Part Fifteen
Part Sixteen Part Seventeen Part Eighteen Part Nineteen Part Twenty
Part Twenty One Part Twenty Two Part Twenty Three Part Twenty Four Part Twenty Five
Part Twenty Six Part Twenty Seven Part Twenty Eight Part Twenty Nine Part Thirty
Part Thirty One Part Thirty Two Part Thirty Three Part Thirty Four Part Thirty Five
Part Thirty Six Part Thirty Seven Part Thirty Eight Part Thirty Nine Part Forty
Part Forty One Part Forty Two Part Forty Three Part Forty Four Part Forty Five
Part Forty Six Part Forty Seven Part Forty Eight Part Forty Nine Part Fifty
Party Fifty One Part Fifty Two Part Fifty Three Part Fifty Four Part Fifty Five
Part Fifty Six Part Fifty Seven Part Fifty Eight Part Fifty Nine Part Sixty
Part Sixty One Part Sixty Two Part Sixty Three Part Sixty Four Part Sixty Five
Part Sixty Six Part Sixty Seven Part Sixty Eight Part Sixty Nine Part Seventy
Part Seventy One Part Seventy Two Part Seventy Three Part Seventy Four Part Seventy Five
Part Seventy Six Part Seventy Seven Part Seventy Eight Part Seventy Nine Part Eighty
Part Eighty One Part Eighty Two Part Eighty Three Part Eighty Four Part Eighty Five
Part Eighty Six Part Eighty Seven Part Eighty Eight Part Eighty Nine OMG DONE!! :D