2008 Book by Christopher Paolini

Brisingr or The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular is the third book of the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. It comes after the books Eragon and Eldest. It was released on September 20, 2008. The title means "fire" in the fictional Ancient Language of Alagaesia.

AuthorChristopher Paolini
IllustratorJohn Jude Palencar
Cover artistJohn Jude Palencar
CountryUnited States
SeriesInheritance Cycle
GenreYoung adult literature, High Fantasy
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
Publication date
September 20, 2008[1]
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback) and audio-CD
Preceded byEldest 
Followed byInheritance 

The book sold 550,000 copies on its first day of sale, the most ever for a Random House Children's Book.[3]


  1. Press release (January 16, 2008). Random House Accessed 2008-01-16.
  2. Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3). Accessed 2009-09-09.
  3. Diane Roback (September 23, 2008). 'Brisingr' Breaks Random House Children's Record. Publisher's Weekly. Accessed 2008-09-23.

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