What does your Inheritance cycle collection look like?

Random House recent started a “take a photo of your Inheritance cycle collection” fan initiative on their Random Buzzers website. Not wanting to miss out on the action, we’ve taken and labeled pictures of the “Shur’tugal.com” collection (Mike Macauley’s collection from the past five years of running Shurtugal.com). Join us after the break to view thirty six different copies of the Inheritance books, including rare editions and foreign copies, as well as a giant collection of Inheritance memorabilia collected over the years! We’ll also show you where to submit your own pictures of your collection!My Inheritance cycle collection began in December 2003 when I first borrowed a copy of Eragon from a friend. Since then, my book collection has grown to house thirty six copies of the books varying in edition, foreign publication, and more! I’ve since slowed down my collecting but still enjoy getting my hands on rare copies of the book and foreign editions with different covers.

Click the above picture to view a labeled version of the picture with explanations for each copy of the book in the collection!

As the owner of Shur’tugal, I’ve had the pleasure of traveling all over for various Inheritance cycle events, including conventions, book signings, book release parties, Eragon movie events (including the world premiere in London), and more. I keep a collection of Inheritance promotional items and merchandise from these trips and events.

Click the above picture to view a labeled version of the picture with explanations for each Inheritance item collected!

Click the above picture to view a labeled version of the picture with explanations for each Inheritance item collected!

Ad revenue sustains Shur’tugal and its subsidiaries (Inheritance Forums, Shur’tugal Fan Fiction, the Shur’tugal Galleries, etc.) and keeps all of our bills paid. During the Eragon movie, we were approached by various licensed vendors of the Eragon movie replica swords with advertising deals. Not missing a beat, we negotiated an advertising contract with one of these companies to include a few replica swords!

Click the above picture to view a labeled version of the picture with an explanation of the swords you’re seeing!

I’m thrilled to finally have an opportunity to share most of the stuff the site has collected over the years. We’ve still got a while to go and many more things to collect! A few items not pictured above include: my Random House hat signed by various authors, including Christopher Paolini, from the Book Expo America party on NYC harbor in 2005; all of the Inheritance cycle book marks, including movie book marks; a 70 lb box of posters Fox sent me during the Eragon movie promotional period; copies of the Eragon movie on DVD as well as the video games, including Eragon uno, Eragon puzzles, and more; the missing-in-action Eragon movie umbrella; the Shurtugal.com microphone cube; and even more, I’m sure!

What does your Inheritance cycle collection look like? Take a picture and link it to us in the comments below! Be sure to upload your picture to the Inheritance cycle fan collections gallery on Random Buzzers!

  • Dailynn’sBack

    Wow O.o Very impressive collection, mate! All I have is rather worn copies of Eragon and Eldest, Eldest on tape, and a pristine copy of Brisingr…

  • KiteaB

    I am pretty sure your collection is the best out there. I am in love with the books. It’s my new obession since H.P is over. As much of a big fan I am to the books and all I will never see the movie Eragon. It kind of sad but oh well I already promise myself. Brilliant collection

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Hahaha, it’s alright. It could have been worse! ;D

  • Murtagh.is.the.hottest.thing.ever.

    Thanks for the advice. Again I’m SOOOO sorry!!!!

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    @ Murtagh.is.the.hottest.thing.ever.

    Yeah, Padfoot’s right. Don’t worry about it mate, It’s behind us. Just remember to be careful about what you say on here.:)

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    I forgive you, perhaps this will teach you to watch your tongue? Haha, all is well, let us think no more of it!

  • Murtagh,is.the.hottest.thing.ever.

    Ooops. Sorry.

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Aye, so be careful what your tongues lets loose lest it does someone a offense!!! >:(

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Yea, I’m not a lesbian either!!!

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Murtagh.is.the.hottest.thing.ever, watch what you say!!!! There is one very BIG problem to your statement, I am no bloke!!!!

  • MeghanSwiftSword


  • Murtagh.is.the.hottest.thing.ever.

    (sings) MeghanSwiftSword and PadfootUnewraithSlayer sittin in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G…

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer


  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Thanks mate. 🙂

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Aw, thanks, mate. You’re cool too. All of you lot are!

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    If NaruandKane was, don’t take it personally mate. You aren’t a nerd. You’re pretty cool.

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    *Growl* Where you talking to me??

  • mudkipkid
  • MeghanSwiftSword


    Don’t call people nerds, please. Just because we are beast at reading doesn’t make us nerds. And lay off of Padfoot.

  • belgarath

    I am a major fan at my school but compared to you my collection is wimpy. I just have all 3 books and the books on CD and none are signed

  • Evarinya

    Wow Mike.. Thats one MASSIVE collection youve got there!!
    All i have is all the books in hardback.. and a couple fake swords.
    You put my little collection to shame!!
    But its still awesome 😉

  • Chris

    You have to have an email

  • hawkeyes!!!

    I mean e-mail!!! Sorry for double-posting!

  • iowahawkeyes!!!

    Mike, sorry to be off topic, but how could I get an account here with out a web site?

  • Zimmer

    Oh, wow. Those collections are crazy. Or amazing, depending on how you look at it. XD All I have are the Eragon and Eldest paperbacks, the DVD and the soundtrack. ^_^

  • hiya:)

    wow I only have the brisinger book regular copy 🙁 thats pitiful all i do is check out the books at the library. i dont feel the need for all the x-tra stuff

  • Chris

    Wow, I have a lot more stuff than I thought I did. I’m going to upload my pics in a couple of days.

  • PinkLily

    Oh wow, Mike. Collect much?

  • NaruandKane


  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Not me, got several HP ones though.

    ganga eom Shurtgal, Daniel.

  • Daniel

    Does anyone else have the Eragon board game?

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer


  • alucard

    wow, another person from Virginia! Hello neighbor!

    I think mostly everyone’s collections would look pretty feeble next to Mike’s.

  • Michele

    I got something I didn’t find in any of those pictures. That heart pin from the opening night of the movie.

    Anyone else get one?

  • Daniel

    I have something that I doubt Mike even has. 🙂 I have a limited production run signed Brisingr sticker distributed by Barnes and Noble on the night that Brisingr was released. Sure plenty of people have autographed books, but there are less than 800 of these stickers in the world and I have one of the two that exist in the state of Virginia.

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    I have a collection of Harry Potter stuff like that.

    P.S. I have the Eragon soundtrack too! ;D

  • deathone

    i wish i could have a collection like that >

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    I wanted Zar’roc, but I did not get it, I have a sword though, but it is not from the Inheritance series, it is just a normal short sword.

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Mike that is soo cool!!! Man, I can’t believe how much stuff you got. All I got is 1 copy of the books each and Zar’roc. 🙂 But were in the world did you get all of that?! Jeez, it’s awesome!!!

  • Mike

    All of the books just sit on top of my desk (where they are in the picture) in my office. A lot of the Inheritance stuff in the other pictures stays in storage or in various places around my house.

  • alucard

    That…is…insane. Do you have a whole room dedicated to inheritance- themed stuff?

  • Mike

    To be honest, the only items I sought out were the foreign copies of the books. All of the other books were bought for the various editions to report on or use to work on the site. Most of the collected stuff has been sent to be to report on or was snagged at various conventions (I’ve been to many now).

    However, I will admit that I enjoy amassing Inheritance promo stuff!

  • feanarang

    Wow….Obsessed much, Mike?

    Just kidding. Nice collection…I’m envious.

  • Bob

    I have a stack of posters somewhere that I took out of that large box of movie posters. (I also have other large posters, like the Brisingr cardboard one from NYC)

    I also cannot track down the press card for the premiere (one is seen in a picture above, we had three).

    I have a nice stack of books (only one Brisingr, but I bought a lot more that I sent to family members). I also have rolls of Shur’tugal stickers that we didn’t give out in NYC at the Brisingr release that have been gathering dust on my shelf…

    By the way, I can’t believe he lost the Eragon umbrella from London…

  • RuggishBon3

    Ya those Replica swords are bloody cool i bought one and it cameout better than i thought its actualy sharp not like the movie one with round edges. i might take a pick of it

  • officer

    id like to be sumbmitted online or in the wikia the limited and deluxe inheritance content only the stuff that isnt printed any more

  • swenson

    Nice collection, Mike. I knew you had about a million copies of the books, but… wow, that’s an awful lot of Eragon stuff! Well, if you ever need to repaper your walls, you won’t have to buy wallpaper… just use Eragon movie posters.

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Hahahaha, poor Robert! ;D

    Wait, which one you have the swords? Those are bloody wicked!

  • Bob

    I took pictures of my collection but Mike didn’t see fit to post my crappy iPhone pix.