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Brisingr: book three (the inheritance cycle), as the name suggests, is the third book in the inheritance cycle series by christopher paolini considered a worthy third installment to the series, the book takes the story forward after eragon and eldest and starts after about three days from where eldest closes the story is set in the fictional continent of alagaesia, circling around the lives of a teenage boy named eragon and his dragon saphirain this book, the protagonists eragon and saphira whisk past few sharp turns like helping roran save katrina from the ra'zac, keeping varden unified and obeying nasuada, completing their training with the elves, undoing the spell on elva, supporting orik, and avenging hrothgar, garrow, and kvistorthe growing up story of a farm boy to fighting against the most dangerous enemies, the plot consists of endless revelations as it nears the end, and a final confrontation awaits the reader after all, eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny, and the only one who can stand against the reign of king galbatorixbrisingr is a novel with superb battle descriptions, a realistic love story of an elf and a human, and extremely intelligent twists in the plot the book was published by rhuk in 2009 and is available in paperback key features: the book saw first day sales of 550,000 copies and debuted at number 1 on usa today's top 150 best-sellers list
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Tad Williams and Christopher Paolini: Author One-on-One
Tad Williams is the New York Times bestselling author of several epic fantasy series. He lives in California.
Read on for Williams and Christopher Paolini's discussion about why they write fantasy, their upcoming projects, and more.
Tad: Hi, Christopher. Nice to talk to you, albeit virtually. It was great hanging out with you and your family this summer. Pretty much all of us fell in love with your part of the world, too.
Be warned: this isn't my best time of the day, so if I start calling you "Herman" and asking what it was about whaling that interested you, please forgive.
The first thing I'd like to ask you as a starter question is: why fantasy? I mean, there's the obvious answer (which is also true for me) that it was something I loved to read growing up, but I guess I'm curious what is it that still resonates for you. Why do these kind of stories, these kinds of characters, these kinds of worlds, still speak to you?
In a similar vein, do you have another kind of fiction, another genre, that you'd really like to try? If so, why? Any genres you think you'll never write but wish you could?
Christopher: Hi Tad. Great talking to you as well. We all had a wonderful time when you guys visited. Definitely one Of the highlights of the year.
I'm still waking up as well -- takes a few cups of tea and a few strips of bacon before the little gray cells start firing properly -- so if I sound a bit muddled, that's why. Still, we can make a stab at coherency, eh?
Hmm. Why do I write fantasy? As you said, it's because I enjoy reading it, but I enjoy reading it because . . . well, for a number of reasons, I suppose. First of all, fantasy allows for all sorts of dangerous situations, and those can provide a lot of excitement in a story. And excitement is always fun. Also, epic fantasy usually deals with themes and situations that everyone can relate to, such as the challenge of growing up, or how one is supposed to deal with moral quandaries. Fantasy is the oldest form of literature; the very first stories that humans told while crouched around campfires were stories about gods and monsters and tragic mistakes and heroic feats. Even now, those topics still resonate with us on a primal level, which is one reason I think fantasy will remain popular with readers as long as humans are still human. And I love the sense of awe and wonder one can often find in fantastical literature. . . . Fantasy can allow you to see and hear and experience things that have never existed and never *could* exist. To me, that is the closest we come to real magic in this world.
That said, there are a number of other genres I'd like to try my hand at: mystery, thriller, horror, science-fiction, romance, etc. I love stories of all kinds -- although mythic ones certainly hold the greatest appeal to me -- and I'm very much looking forward to experimenting once I finish the Inheritance cycle. Any genres I think I'll never write but wish I could? . . . Probably long-form epic poetry or a witty comedy of manners. Poetry is fun, but my grasp on it is rather shaky, and a comedy of manners (while I enjoy them) is so different from my usual life, I'm not sure I could pull it off properly.
And now a question for you: You have just finished your third (large) series. What is it about big epic stories that so fascinates you? Why not write small, intimate books about a fishmonger whose greatest love is his toothpick sculpture of the Brooklyn Bridge?
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Christopher Paolini is the author of Eragon and Eldest, the first two books in the Inheritance Cycle. He lives in Montana, where the landscape continues to inspire his visions of Alagaësia.
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Book Description Penguin Random House Children's UK, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make 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. Can he become a leader who can unite the rebel forces and defeat the King?. Seller Inventory # LIB9780552559966
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