Eragon said that

he had enough energy from the Eldunari that he could save Brom.

could he have?

  • A lot of people answer questions in the comments. Can you just please just make an answer please?
    – Joey Swabb
    Oct 14, 2020 at 19:30
  • The implication in the book is that he could have, but it would have been a bad idea. Paolini is likely trying to leave the possibility open to explore in a future book.
    – ibid
    Jan 31, 2021 at 19:50

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It says that if you try to bring someone back to life, your soul will flee.

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    Do you have a source to back this up?
    – ibid
    Jan 31, 2021 at 19:49

Well, Joey, it stated that Brom may be preserved enough to still return to life, in a similar way people can be saved with electrical shocks after being biologically dead. I don't have my book with me, but I do remember the part that says trying to resurrect someone was deadly, it was during Brom's training of Eragon. As for my own answer to the question, I honestly think Eragon could have revived Brom if he went about it cleverly, I don't think it would be hinted otherwise. It gave me so much hope when he started talking about reviving him, but then Saphira shot it down. I mean it could have killed him, but still, Eragon casting a spell to sort-of lock Brom's body in time when he 'died' was not a coincidence.

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    When posting an answer, you should address the question itself rather than previous answers. Also, you could greatly improve this answer by editing it to add any relevant quotes from the source material. Feb 16, 2023 at 16:50
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