Brisingr by Christopher Paolim
Oath sworn...loyalties tested... forces collide.
It's been only month since Eragon first uttered "brisingr," an ancient language term for fire. Since then, he's not only learned to create magic with words - he's been challenged to his very covre. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still, there is more advernture at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.
First is the Eragon's oath to his cousin, Roran: to help rescue Roran's beloved from King Galbatorix's clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength - as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choice - choice that will take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.
Eragon is the greatest hope to ride the land of tyranny. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?