Kenneth Paolini sent us in a picture of the oil painting Christopher did for the winner of Random House’s Eragon Poetry Contest. The artwork depicts a beautiful red-brown dragon, which you can view here. The painting is of a generic dragon and has nothing to do with any character in Alagaesia.
Along with this, Kenneth has provided us with some new information about Eldest, which releases at the end of the month: Eldest will be 701 pages long. This count includes 12 pages of front matter (title pages, copyright, dedication, map, eye, table of contents), 5 pages of synopsis of Eragon, 668 pages of Eldest, and 16 pages of back matter (pronunciation and glossary guide, acknowledgments, about the author).