Yearly Archive:: 2004

Eragon’s 2004 – Happy New Year!

We’ve done our best to make a small archive of the major Eragon news from 2004. 2004 seems to have been a major year in the history of Eragon because of how much the book has seemed to have grown from January 1, 2004 up until now. To view our Eragon’s 2004 Archive, click here.

Round One Editing: Done

The news post’s subject says it all. Yesterday, Christopher Paolini received the Eldest manuscript after his editor Michelle completed the first round edits. Here’s what Kenneth Paolini had to say: Fedex brought a box with the Eldest manuscript in it today. This is Round 1 of the editing process. Fortunately, CP’s editor had been slaving

Newest Alagaësia Newsletter

We’re a bit late on reporting that a new Alagaë newsletter was sent out, but the holidays set us all behind. This month’s second newsletter contained the official conformation from Christopher himself that Eldest is finally complete and is with his editor. The final section of the manuscript for Eldest is finally off to my

Merry Christmas!

On behalf of the staff and myself, I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I think it’s safe to say that one of our best Christmas gifts this year was the news of Eldest being completed! Also, the winners of the Eragon Christmas Carol Contest have finally been chosen. Sorry on the delay!

Eragon: 38th Top Selling Book

USA Today has released a list of top selling books of 2004. On the list is Eragon which came in 38th place – quite a respectable spot considering the amount of books sold all around the world! Also on the list were other popular books such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Eldest is Finished!

Yesterday at, Kenneth Paolini broke the great news to us – Eldest is finished! This is what Kenneth had to say: 9:30 a.m. today, Christopher completed and sent off Eldest to his editior at Knopf. Now the fun begins–the editing process. The book is 222,474 words, before editing. Eragon is 159,000 and change. —

The 12 Days of Eragon Christmas

Welcome! Come one! Come all! Tis the Christmas Season after all! See the 12 Days of Eragon Christmas why don’t you! Each day is a new image, what more can I say? Just keep checking back each and every day! A lot of us are familiar with the old Christmas Carol, “The 12 Days Of

Shur’tugal’s Christmas

In the spirit of Christmas, we’ve decked the website out in various Christmas decorations. All of the graphics for the Christmas layouts were created by Joelle, a staff member here at the site! We’ve also added a new contest at the site. Your task is to create an Eragon themed Christmas Carol. Your carol can

Eldest Book Cover Released

EDIT: Per request of Random House, we’ve removed the Eldest book cover which was released over the weekend. We’re unsure when we’ll be able to officially release the cover, but we’ll definitely keep you up to date on the happenings. For those of you who are wondering, this was due to a mix up at

New Alagaësia Newsletter

Today, Christopher Paolini’s newest Alagaësia Newsletter was sent out, containing lots of information and updates! In the newsletter are excerpts from other language’s editions of Eragon, talk about Eldest, and even a mention of the C.D.P. which we sent to Christopher for his birthday: Last month, I mentioned that the manuscript for Eldest would be