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The road to overthrowing Galbatorix and conquering Urû’baen was riddled with bloodshed, death, and ultimately victory. Eragon, Saphira, Arya, Nasuada, Roran, the elves, dwarves, and the Varden fought long and hard, through thick and thin, and lost many of their bravest warriors during the series’ many battles.
Having finally witnessed the end of Galbatorix, we can look back and reflect on the skirmishes that helped further the Varden’s cause. Seven major clashes took place during the series, beginning with the Battle Under Farthen Dûr and ending with the Battle of Urû’baen. Continue reading this article…
From the giant snails of Vroengard Isle to the sea-dwelling cousin of the dragons, Alagaësia is filled with fantastical beasts! Eragon and Saphira encountered many on their journey across the world, most of which appeared during their visit to Vroengard.
Christopher has brought some of these beasts to life in his own art:
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We know that we’ll be seeing a Book 5 – a standalone novel set in Alagaësia taking place after the events of Inheritance – but we don’t know when. While we wait, it’s time to theorize!
We want to hear your favorite Book 5 theories! Whether it’s your prediction for Angela’s backstory, your ideas for who the next “big baddie” is, or what you believe will happen to your favorite characters, share it! Continue reading this article…
One of the better things to come from the Eragon movie was the original score composed by Patrick Doyle and orchestrated by James Shearman. Punk rock singer Avril Lavigne and popular female artist Jem both recorded original songs released alongside Doyle’s soundtrack.
Doyle is a two time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee best known for his work on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Thor. Despite the universal disappointment with the Eragon movie, the original score has enjoyed success, referred to as the only gem to come from the adaptation with a rating of over 4.5 stars on various online music stores. Continue reading this article…
Many of us were devastated that Eragon and Arya split at the end of Inheritance. However, Christopher’s recent comments indicate that their final scene together in the last book may not be the end of their potential relationship:
@LunePotter: Will there be Eragon/Arya moments in Book 5?
Christopher: I can’t spoil it, but I think you’ll enjoy Book V. 😀
(You can read all of his answers on the subject, including additional Book 5 information, in our recent Twitter interview recap!)
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite moments between the pair and want you to help us choose a favorite! Vote in the poll below to choose your favorite moment:
Did we miss a moment or scene between the would-be couple that you think stands out? Do you think there’s romance in the future for the two? Let us know in the comments!
The Eragon movie made less-than-ideal casting decisions when choosing the actors who would bring many of our beloved characters to life. In some cases, key characters didn’t make it into the film at all. One thing is for certain: the Inheritance Cycle community can get it right!
Last week, we asked you guys to help us find the ideal actors to play a multitude of characters, including Eragon, Arya, Saphira, and others. The results were great! If you haven’t already, be sure to vote on the top contenders!
What if production was in our hands? Aside from a great script, a brilliant cast is the most important thing to consider for a new movie. What better way to cast a movie than to have the Inheritance community do it? Today, we’re asking you to help us cast the rest of the film, including Roran, Murtagh, Brom, Durza, and others!
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It’s no secret that Christopher will write another book set in the Inheritance Cycle universe. We’ve talked about it in past interviews, articles, and we even have a page dedicated to it – “Book 5 and Beyond“. He recently answered even more fan questions about the topic, and this article is the second in a two part series where we reveal new Book 5 questions and answers!
Our first article discussed how Book 5 will work, hints at the plot and who the next bad guy might be, and answers the big relationship questions… Eragon/Arya and Murtagh/Nasuada?!
Today’s article answers burning questions about the future of Murtagh, Roran, Angela, Tenga, Elva, and more! Plus, Christopher hints at the loose ends and lingering questions from Inheritance that he plans to answer! Continue reading this article…
Eragon. Eldest. Brisingr. Inheritance. We of course know these titles as the four wonderful volumes of the Inheritance Cycle. Since the Cycle concluded nearly four years ago, fans have been anxiously waiting for a fifth book set in the world of Alagaësia. Author Christopher Paolini has already confirmed he plans to write a new story and has given it the codename of “Book V.”
But, did you know that Christopher has already written a fifth book about our beloved fantasy world travelled by Eragon? Today we’re going to take a look at Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia, a fascinating companion book to the world of the Cycle full of exciting art, history and even some secrets that might help us in our quest to unravel the mysteries of the aforementioned Book V. Shown from the perspective of Eragon, this beautiful hardback tome serves as a valuable resource of both visual and written information for any adventurer of Alagaësia.
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The blades of Alagaësia’s many Dragon Riders helped accomplish some of the greatest – and most wicked – deeds, from the salvation of many to the death of Riders’ at the Foresworn’s hands. Zar’roc and Brisingr both played crucial roles throughout the series, and Galbatorix was all the more formidable with Vrangr, the white sword formerly belonging to Vrael, at his side.
We put together brief descriptions for each of the blades that made an appearance in the Cycle. Below you’ll find a poll where we ask you to vote for your favorite Rider sword. You’re free to make your decision based on a variety of factors, such as appearance, bad-assness, and its great or evil deeds. Continue reading this article…