Call me a nerd, but I don't care. I just finished the book Brisingr, and of course like it's predecessors Eragon and Eldest, I loved it! In particular I love the bond between dragon and rider—if only such a bond existed in our world! I seriously want my own dragon, if only to have a friendship as powerful as what is described in this book. Never have I heard of something so strong. Here is an excerpt:
Their greatest comfort was a simple one: they were no longer alone. To know that you were with one who cared for you, and who understood every fiber of your being, and who would not abandon you in even the most desperate of circumstances, that was the most precious relationship a person could have, and both Eragon and Saphira cherished it.
Isn’t that just beautiful?! What would that be like? Sigh... if only.