I just finished Brisingr - and it was great! It's another "hefty" novel - but it moved very quickly, and I didn't want to put it down.
Some loose ends get tied up, there are some feisty battles, heartwarming scenes, and at least one scene where I got a little teary-eyed.
As I got to the end, I kept thinking that I didn't have much left to read, and they hadn't overthrown Galbatorix yet... I was worried that it would be a "too-quick" wrap up, which I hate. Instead, at the end, we find that there will be a fourth and final book in the series! I am glad that Christopher Paolini decided not to limit the story, since there was obviously a lot more to tell.
The new Charlie Bone shipped on Friday, so I look forward to reading that this week! I love pre-ordering through Amazon! ;)