Book Review: Brisingr

by Melissa on December 18, 2009 · 0 comments

in 14-17, Adventure, Fantasy, Good book for boys, Part of a series or set

Title: Brisingr
Series: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Author: Christopher Paolini
Lexile: [?] 1050L
ATOS Level: [?] 7.8
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Go For Age Range: 14-17


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


All in all, pretty good witn no major worries.  There are several epic battles with violence to match and Eragon continues his questioning of religion.


Level 1 [?]

Sexual Content

Teens kiss.  Bawdy jokes toward a groom before his wedding. Word use: ‘trollop’


Adults smoke and drink. Teen drinks ‘breakfast beer’.


Multiple gruesome battle scenes: twisting men’s heads until they snap, slitting throats, smashing heads with a hammer, beheading, animals being killed.


Teen pregnancy, Eragon’s mother was a consort to the king (in case you’re asked what that means).


Fortunetelling, casting runes.  Eragon has many, many conversations with other characters that revolve around his struggle to bring together various ideas on gods and religion, “How am I supposed to know which religion is the true religion?” An honest portrayal of someone seeking truth.

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