16 May 2008
For those of you who read my stuff before I started this blog, such as my livejournal, you may remember one of my last posts being about The Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini. If you decide to go read it you get a very long, very boring look at the similarities between the first two books, Eragon and Eldest, and the first two Star Wars movies.
That being said, I still loved reading the books and could not wait for the third one to come out. Then it was announced that instead of a trilogy there would be four books. It seemed to me that Paolini realized that his third book probably sounded a bit like Return of the Jedi and he scrapped most of it and decided to go a new route. Which is why I think in the second book there is the whole subplot about Roran, which in my opinion was the best part of the book.
The third book will be called Brisingr and comes out in September. I have read around the internet and found some things out about the book and decided to make some of my own predictions.
If wikipedia is to be trusted, and that is something that should be done very rarely, the book's website had a spoiler up saying that "In Brisingr, Eragon will meet a god..." Sounds very interesting, especially since the elves really do not believe in gods, but the dwarves do. Remember that Eragon was initiated into the dwarves religion and was told he would find a source of strength at the Vault of Souls...could he meet the dwarf-god?
Also, the spirits Durza and other sorcerers control will be revealed, and they will not be the souls of the dead, but something else. I wonder if Eragon will learn to control them in a different way, a good way, to help him defeat Galbatorix. I do believe that he will find a way to break Galbatorix's control over Murtaugh.
I hope they do not make Roran one of the riders. Giving him a dragon and making him like Eragon would completely detract from his story. Imagine if Han Solo became a Jedi...I like Roran the way he is, a brawler, a berserker. Using his giant hammer to reign terror upon his enemies.
Who will be the next rider is the big question...something tells me Arya because it is romantic, she and Eragon will be able to frolic in dewy fields or something together. Personally I would like to see Vanir become the next rider, since he has trained for years in hopes of having an egg hatch for him. He would be able to hop on a dragon and pretty much be a ready-made warrior to help Eragon out. But, what the hell do I know about anything. If they do not make Vanir a rider, at least bring him into the third book and let him be of some use. Maybe he goes with Roran on an adventure, teaches Roran how to hone his anger and skills...
Anyways, that is all I got and I am pretty sure the only person who will respond will be Ryan...