New Book Announced: Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia!

Random House today announced a new book in the Inheritance Cycle world (but not the series itself) called “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia”, a collaboration between Christopher Paolini, Random House, and novelty gift book publisher Templar Publishing. The book marks the first time a Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle will be introduced in a format beyond novels. Continue reading to learn all about the new book, including a brief synopsis, release date, book cover, and price/pre-order information!The announcement of “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia”, currently the only book involving the Inheritance Cycle world to be published outside of the novels themselves, was announced in a press release titled “Alfred A. Knopf To Publish Unique Novelty Book By Christopher Paolini Based On Internationally Bestselling Inheritance Cycle”. The entire press release can be viewed here.


“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this spectacular book to fans this fall. Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia will take readers deeper into the captivating world Christopher created, offering a visual perspective of the novels that millions of readers across the world have come to love.” – Nancy Hinkel, Publishing Director

The book will be framed as a gift from Eragon to the reader—who is, in fact, a new Rider. In fifteen lavishly illustrated spreads, the reader is invited to explore the landscape and cities of Alagaësia and its many races, including dragons, humans, Urgals, dwarves and elves. Each spread is filled with special effects and stunning examples of paper engineering and other elements for which Templar is so well known.

The book will carry a suggested retail price of $24.99 (only $16.49 on Amazon!) and will be released in North America, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand on November 3rd, 2009!

You can pre-order your copy of Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia today on Amazon for $16.49 ($8.50 savings) to arrive on the book’s release! Don’t miss out on this amazing addition to the Inheritance world. And don’t forget – the Brisingr Deluxe Edition hits stores on October 13th, 2009 and can be pre-ordered now!

We will be covering any and all news and information regarding Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia here on Shur’tugal in the months to come! If you want to make sure you’re notified about any future announcements relating to this book, Book 4, and more, you can subscribe to our Inheritance News Newsletter!