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 Brisingr, or, The seven promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular
 Author: Paolini, Christopher


 Publisher:  Knopf
 Pub Year: 2008

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 763 p., map, 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 698589 ISBN: 9780375826726
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Subjects:
 Fantasy fiction
 Dragons -- Fiction
 Youths' writings

Courtesy of Random House Audio

Price: $27.37

Summary:
The further adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they continue to aid the Varden in the struggle against the evil king, Galbatorix.

Series:
Inheritance , Bk. 3


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 7.80
   Points: 45.0   Quiz: 125940
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 7.80
   Points: 54.0   Quiz: 45282

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Range of Reading & LEvel of Text Complexity
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 8 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Reviews:
   Booklist (11/01/08)
 The Hornbook (01/09)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/15/2008 In most respects, this third chapter in Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle feels like the calm before the storm; the majority of the more than 700 pages are dominated by storytelling, plotting, and preparations for battle. If there is a complaint from readers, it will be that Paolini revels too much in long conversations between his characters while action takes a backseat, but fans of the genre will bask in his generosity: the arcana of dwarf election rules, the manhood customs of the Kull, and the finer points on forging a Dragon Rider’s sword are all part of what makes the world of Alagaësia so encompassing. The plot picks up as Eragon assists his cousin Roran in rescuing his beloved from the Ra’zac, but ultimately the story settles on the Varden’s preparations for advancing upon the evil Galbatorix, their attempts to obtain the help of the dwarves, and the continued magic training of Eragon and the dragon Saphira. Most of the combat—and it’s brutal, gory stuff—belongs to Roran as he becomes a legendary warrior; Eragon’s struggles are more cerebral and involve magic, a difficult thing to dramatize but something Paolini pulls off admirably. In fact, clarity is the author’s best asset: few could make such a Tolkienesque universe so manageable. Anyone who couldn’t wait for this volume will be just as excited when the upcoming fourth and final chapter appears. - Copyright 2008 Booklist.

Booklist - 11/01/2008 In most respects, this third chapter in Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle feels like the calm before the storm; the majority of the more than 700 pages are dominated by storytelling, plotting, and preparations for battle. If there is a complaint from readers, it will be that Paolini revels too much in long conversations between his characters while action takes a backseat, but fans of the genre will bask in his generosity: the arcana of dwarf election rules, the manhood customs of the Kull, and the finer points on forging a Dragon Rider’s sword are all part of what makes the world of Alagaësia so encompassing. The plot picks up as Eragon assists his cousin Roran in rescuing his beloved from the Ra’zac, but ultimately the story settles on the Varden’s preparations for advancing upon the evil Galbatorix, their attempts to obtain the help of the dwarves, and the continued magic training of Eragon and the dragon Saphira. Most of the combat—and it’s brutal, gory stuff—belongs to Roran as he becomes a legendary warrior; Eragon’s struggles are more cerebral and involve magic, a difficult thing to dramatize but something Paolini pulls off admirably. In fact, clarity is the author’s best asset: few could make such a Tolkienesque universe so manageable. Anyone who couldn’t wait for this volume will be just as excited when the upcoming fourth and final chapter appears. - Copyright 2008 Booklist.

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