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Subject: Brisingr
Date Posted: 12/17/2008 8:13 AM ET
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How many people here have kept up with the Eragon series - and how many agree that the third book was disappointing to say the least?

Date Posted: 12/17/2008 4:28 PM ET
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I've seen these in the store but never read them...are they fantasy? what are they like...I know you said the 3rd was disappointing...but were the first two good?

Date Posted: 12/17/2008 6:41 PM ET
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Yes, they are fantasy. Eragon took me some time to get into when I first started it. I set the book down and then a month later I picked it back up and read the whole thing over. Once I got into it, I really liked it, and I read Eldest in the short time span of two nights. Since Eldest was so much better, I expected Brising to be fantastic. Unfortunately, however, I discovered that I did not care about the characters any longer, or what happened to anyone. The plot was taking too long to devleop and end. It should have ended with the 3rd, as he originally intended.

Date Posted: 12/17/2008 7:29 PM ET
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I've been listening to it on audio book, because I like the guy that does the reading.  Only half way through but so far it is as good as the other books.  Alittle confusing at the start as I had to remember stuff from the other books..LOL 

Date Posted: 12/18/2008 9:20 AM ET
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I've read a number of reviewers from different sources say they were disappointed in Brisingr.  However, my 101/2-year-old son LOVED it.


Date Posted: 12/18/2008 10:41 AM ET
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My 12 year old daughter loved Brisingr too. She seemed to like Eldest the best. I read Eragon and thought the writing was blah (you can really tell a teenage boy wrote it). But, the story is action/adventure based and that is the draw.

One thing that struck me about Eragon is while they were traveling they would stop for the night and eat. I kept wondering where all that food was coming from . . . very little was written about how they obtained their food it just seemed to magically appear :-)

Last Edited on: 12/18/08 10:43 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/18/2008 6:39 PM ET
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I was not at all disappointed.  I absolutely loved it.  I agree, Sheila, the first book was not that well written, but he really did improve over the years.  Eldest was way better than Eragon and Brisingr was amazing too.  Now we just have to wait around for Book 4...