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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bisingr by Christopher Paolini



"Atra gulia un ilian tauthr ono un atran ono waise skoliro fra rauthr."

(Ancient Language that translate to --- “May luck and happiness follow you and may you be shielded from misfortune”)

Isn’t the ancient language cool?? I just finished reading Bisingr, the third book in a series by Christopher Paolini. If the title does not ring a bell, then I might as well mention the first book which was made into a movie recently... or not so recently. The first book was entitled Eragon. I first saw the movie before I read the book. The book cover displays a blue dragon and by the time one finishes the book, it would be obvious that the dragon is Saphira, the blue dragon of Eragon. The first book tells about how Eragon and Saphira met.

Then the second book was the Eldest. The cover is a red dragon. A new dragon hatched on the dark side. This book is about Eragons training with another rider and his dragon. It described the Elves kingdom. I am specially drawn to the elves way of life in the forest. In this book also that Eragons cousin Roran begin his saga to fame and valor. What’s with the title? The Eldest pertains to the oldest living dragon rider and his dragon.

And then the third book... Bisingr. After a year of waiting, it came out last September 20. The cover is a golden Dragon. A very handsome golden dragon. I remember a golden dragon from the second book. His name is Glaedr. He is the golden dragon of the elf rider Oromis. He and Oromis have trained Eragon and Saphira.

Hmmm.... what do I expect of the third book in the first place? I expected that Eragon and Saphira will finally destroy Murtag and Galbatorix. I expected him to recover his sword Zar’ roc from Murtag. But as most good stories goes... the third book has managed to weave its way around my expectations. Nonetheless, the story has disclosed a lot of revelations. Revelations that made everything clear to Eragon. Eragon was not able to face Galbatorix but was able to fend Murtag and Thorn away from the Varden. Eragon were not able to get back his lost sword but was able to get one for himself. The rest of the story I leave for everyone to read. What’s with the title? Bisingr is the ancient language term for Fire. It is also a name bestowed to a sword.
I should say that I was saddened by this book. I did not expect something like that to happen. But I leave it at that.

The story will continue and conclude in Book Four. Suspense, Suspense! Hopefully in the fourth book, everything will come into place.

From the ancient language..... “Eka elrun ono.” (I thank you).

7 comments:

Share my point of view... said...

Nice to see you have decided to feature the Inheritance Series. Yes, I'm still saddened by the death. =( Now we'll have to wait for a few more years before the series conclude!.

EM said...

Hopefully I didn't give away too much of the story Share. But I do try to encourage everybody to read. It is an interesting story. I hope they will continue to make each book a movie like the Harry Potter.

thanks for dropping by... and you have a good day!

Share my point of view... said...

To think of it, the reason cited by Stefen Fangmeier for not adapting Eldest is because they do not have an idea of how the series will conclude. Now that book 3 is out, I'll be quite happy if they decide to film Eldest. I certainly hope it'll do the books justice because Eragon the movie failed to live up to my expectations. =X
Have a nice day too. Monday is my most hated day of the week. Hehe.

EM said...

Definitely Share. I sure hope they consider making it a movie and that they would try to at least capture the descriptions in the book. I would love to see how they will create the Elven kingdom where Eragon and Saphira had their training. I wish it would be as spectacular as the Lord of the Rings.

I know! the Eragon movie could use a bit more in cinematography. Then again maybe I am just comparing it to the likes of the Lord of the rings which has a very similar story line. Hmmm... I guess it's time to buy the DVD.

Mondays are always manic... I don't like that day too. The only thing I like about monday is it's French translation... Lundi. Wicked... I'll name my puppy Lundi.

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Sidney said...

My son is a big fan of his books... he read them all...

the donG said...

thank you for a brief background on its story. havent tried reading it because nowadays i really dont have enough time to read books.