I just finished Brisingr by Christopher Paolini. It was pretty much the best book I’ve read since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I loved this book. It is quite awesome, by reading his books, to watch Paolini mature as a writer, along with his characters. I noticed this in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series as well. This book, though published by a children’s book publisher, is definitely not a children’s book. The descriptive violence (decapitation, crushing of skulls, etc.) it very well written and the plot is very well laid out and devised. Although Eragon had some flaws (taking ideas from other fantasy series), Eldest, got better and veered from the unoriginal ideas, Brisingr is even more original, the remnants of unoriginality are unnoticeable.

Brisingr is the most complex book in the series. It is filled with action, emotion, twists, and “oh yeah, that makes sense” moments. I’m not going to say any spoilers (it wouldn’t matter because nobody reads this…) but I’ll tell you this. If you like fantasy novels (LOTR, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials series[The Golden Compass]…) you should read this one. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini is an excellent series that you will enjoy. Brisingr is already a best seller after 3 weeks.

10 ramheads out of 10