The Inheritance Cycle: Hackneyed Similes and Metaphors in Brisingr

I found far too many ridiculous and unnecessary similes and metaphors in the third book of Inheritance, so instead of cluttering up my essay proper with all of this, I just decided it should have its own page.

In no particular order, here are the similes and metaphors that I thought were just too much. Notice how many of them had to do with stone, metal, or specific gemstones! Is Paolini obsessed with geology, or does he just have a very limited imagination when it comes to description? The world may never know!