Topic: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Brisingr is the third book in the Inheritance series. The first two books were Eragon and Eldest, both of which I read and enjoyed. I'm really hoping this book is as good as the first two. I just read the first chapter, and I think it will be good. At the end of the last book, Eragon told Roran he would help Roran get Katrina back from the Ra'zac, the same ones who killed Garrow in the first book. Katrina was supposed to marry Roran, but then she got captured by the Ra'zac. In the first chapter of Brisingr, Eragon and Roran are at the base of Helgrind, the Ra'zac's mountainous lair. They just witnessed the priests of Helgrind make a flesh and blood sacrifice to the Ra'zac in some kind of ceremony. They were deeply disgusted after watching this happen, as I imagine any person would. When they had all left, Eragon searched the mountain with his mind to see if he could sense Katrina's consciousness. Eragon found a person, but he couldn't be sure if it was Katrina or not. He also sensed something else, something that Eragon chose not to tell his cousin about. Eragon didn't agree to help Roran just because he asked. Eragon wanted to protect his family. Garrow was like his father and Roran was like his brother. Since Roran was going to marry Katrina, Eragon extended that protectiveness to her too. Both Eragon and Roran wanted revenge for Garrow's death too.