Book 3 now officially has a name – BRISINGR! Christopher Paolini explains, “BRISINGR is one of the first words I thought of for this title, and it’s always felt right to me. As the first ancient-language word that Eragon learns, it has held particular significance for his legacy as a Dragon Rider. In this new book, it will be revealed to be even more meaningful than even Eragon could have known.”
Random House has also released the book cover of Brisingr, which will feature the golden dragon Glaedr on a black cover with the familiar golden text. You can view the book cover here.
In addition to the announcement of the book title, Random House has changed the release date of Brisingr from September 23, 2008 to September 20, 2008, after an out-pouring of enthusiasm from book sellers and fans to hold midnight release parties on Friday night, September 19th. The book will now go on sale at 12:01 AM on Saturday, September 20th, 2008.
Brisingr will have an initial first print of 2.5 million copies – the largest first print of any Random House children’s book. An audio version of Brisingr> will release simultaneously with the book itself.