The Gates of Death: Eragon, Roran, and Saphira search for Katrina and the Ra’zac deep within Helgrind (fan art)

eragonroranandsaphirahelgrindThe above fan art, drawn by an unknown artist, depicts the opening moments of Brisingr in which Eragon, Roran, and Saphira search deep within Helgrind for Katrina, who they later discover is being held prisoner by the Ra’zac and Lethrblaka along with her father, Sloan.

“And though Eragon risked discovery by his ghostly investigation, he, Roran, and Saphira had to know if the Ra’zac had imprisoned Katrina — Roran’s betrothed — in Helgrind, for the answer world determine whether their mission was one of rescue or one of capture and interrogation.”

Another artist, TheDragonofDoom on DeviantArt, captured the exact moment when Saphira chomps down on the Lethrblaka’s neck, ending its life:

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Now we ask: Do you remember reading these moments in Brisingr? What was your initial reaction to the scene, and do you feel as though the fan art captured the eeriness of their search within Helgrind?