Brisingr, written by Christopher Paolini, is the third book of the Inheritance Cycle. It continues on from the first two books: Eragon and Eldest. The main character is a Dragon rider called Eragon and his dragon Saphira. The story is situated in a country called Algaesia, which is ruled by an evil, powerful Dragon Rider called Galbatorix.
Brisingr follows two paths. Firstly there is Eragon and Saphira’s path and how he goes around fulfilling the many vows that he made in the previous books. The other path is that of Eragon’s half brother Roran and the suffering he undertakes to remain in the rebel organisation, the Varden.
The writing is very detailed and describes the adventures in very good language. There are quite a number of made up words which one has to get used to and one does occasionally forget what they mean. The book has very good character development, better even that the last two books. This allows the reader to get a very good insight into the characters thoughts and feelings. Although quite long, it is by no means boring.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good fantasy books and donsn't mind a certain degree of violence, but I do advise reading the first two books first.