Story Rating: ****
Cover Rating: A
In this third volume of the Inheritance Cycle, our poor main character is pulled this way and that. He has a lot of confusion as to where his main loyalties need to lay, and his internal struggles show a lot of character growth as he nears closer to coming of age. Along with the thick internal plot line, there is an external plot line of adventure, love, hope, strength, and devastation. Brisingr keeps readers on edge just as much as the previous two volumes, and keeps you waiting to find out what happens in the fourth and final volume.
The cover is eye-catching and offers readers an accurate idea of what the story has to offer.