Overly Padded Nonsense,
This review is from: Brisingr: Book Three (The Inheritance cycle 3) (Kindle Edition)
Not an indictment on Paolini's series as a whole because Eragon & Eldest were very good indeed. Brisingr however should have been scrapped because it is bad, very bad.
I couldn't bring myself to give it a withering 1 star because there is worse stuff out there - some of the students from my creative writing class emulating Sylvia Plath for instance - but my finger was hovering over it!
The one example I will use is Roran fighting an entire battalion single-handed. It was such errant nonsense I nearly disregarded the series then and sadly it never really picked up enough momentum from that diabolical moment to make me think of this book as anything other than utter rubbish.
Paolini mate, there is no shame in scrapping a book if it doesn't make the grade. I would advise you to re-do this, smaller, and disregard the 1st Brisingr as a moment of madness before you carry on with anything else. Quality or quantity Paolini, quality over quantity.