Brisingr Deluxe Edition – REVIEW!

We’ve prepared a review and impressions overview of the new content featured in the Brisingr Deluxe Edition, now on sale in the United States and Canada! We take a look at both deleted scenes from the books, the guide to dwarven runes (including illustrations of each rune!), and the fold-out poster of the Lethrblaka, featuring Christopher Paolini’s artwork of Galbatorix. Be sure to keep reading for our book review as well as some information on our upcoming autographed book giveaways and exclusive sneak peek at Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia!Fear not – our review is spoiler free!

Deleted Scene #1 – Eragon the Healer

First up in the new content is the first of two deleted scenes which takes place shortly after Eragon’s return to the Varden camp from Helgrind. The deleted chapter introduces us to two new characters (however minor) – Gull and Signa – and explores Eragon’s more compassionate side as he works to heal a woman dying of an otherwise incurable ailment. Eragon faces more hard decisions as he is forced to make sacrifices to save a life, fearful of how the sacrifice will be received. Of the two deleted scenes, this was both the longest and our favorite.

Deleted Scene #2 – Urgal Folk Tales

The second of two deleted scenes takes place during Eragon’s journey alongside Garzhvog to Farthen Dûr. In the deleted scene, Garzhvog tells the short-but-sweet tale of Ahno the Trickster, an Urgal of legend who wishes to become one of nature and is forced to face the consequences of his decision. The short outtake, which gives us yet another look at the way and beliefs of Urgals, has a humorous ending and is definitely worth the read.

Guide to Dwarven Runes

Christopher has compiled an entire guide to dwarven runes for the hardcore fans in us! The guide explains the various types of writing systems the dwarves have developed over the years, including the mysterious and hidden system developed by the Quan clan. Each of the systems is explained, including their original creation as well as how they’ve changed, adapted, and influenced each other over the years. Accompanying the written explanations are illustrations of each known dwarven rune – thirty-four runes in all! This guide is by far the most interesting language guide we’ve seen so far! We highly recommend checking it out.

Lethrblaka and Galbatorix

Last but certainly not least are the Deluxe Edition’s two anticipated illustrations. First is the Lethrblaka painting by John Jude Palencar; though we’ve seen this before, it certainly looks even better on a large poster we can hang on our walls! The poster neatly breaks off from the book and folds out to be larger than the book itself – perfect for decorating your bland walls. On the back side of the poster is Christopher Paolini’s drawing of Galbatorix – our first look at the wicked “King”! His pointed, evil-looking human face, Rider sword, and aged cloak definitely convey the wickedness this man is capable of!

That’s all for the Deluxe Edition! Don’t forget that if you live within the United States or Canda, you can now pick up a copy at any local book store or online at Amazon.com for over $10 off the price! Also remember that next month, Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia hits book shelves!

Stay tuned for giveaways of five autographed copies of both the Brisingr Deluxe Edition as well as Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia coming up soon here at Shurtugal.com! We’ll also be offering an exclusive sneak peek at two never-before-seen spreads from Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia before the book even hits shelves! Keep checking back!

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  • Typhon

    In my copy, I connot find the Galbatorix picture. can anyone telll me where it is? I’ve looked in the front, the extras section, on the back of the letherblaka poster. Was I sold a bad copy?

  • shadeslayer16228

    It wasn’t as good as I thought it was. I thought there would be some pictures of alagaesia or more of his origional writings. And Galby’s picture wasn’t even close to what I thought he looked like. But, all of our views are different.

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    It must be a British edition thing, because mine doesn’t have the Galbatorix image either. I don’t understand why it has been left out of the British Edition, it just means we have to pay the same for less. It wouldn’t of hurt to include it (don’t worry too much, though, it is in the Guide to Alagaesia). But is like releasing Book 4, only the last chapter is missing from the British Edition.

  • Cristina

    Wow! I’m going have to look at this at Wal-mart! lol. I’m not going to get the book because I have the orginal one. But I’ll read the bonus chapters! 🙂 And I really can’t wait till I see a picture of King Galbatorix! And the Lethrblaka. 🙂

  • Jade&Ophelia

    This sounds so cool, I have to get it.

    My sis has the regular, but I don’t have Brisingr. Just the first two. The first deleted scene sounds awesome!

    ~ Jade & Ophelia

  • alquixloddix

    In the UK edition there is no picture of Galbatorix, or at least in mine. Does anyone else have that problem?

  • kendy.kendy

    sirsimon,
    ‘hey guys, I was just wondering, do you guys think Morzan’s dragon was male or female? show your opinion.’

    in my opinion the dragon was male.. “like father like soon” Thorn is male, so I think Morzan’s dragon was male, too.

  • Evarinya

    xD I sure hope we aren’t all banned!
    That wouldn’t be a very good surprise :S

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Daniel, as much as I get in trouble on here, that would not be a surprise for me. ;D

  • Daniel

    The surprise is that we’re all banned! 😉

  • Chris

    Lol that’s not the surprise.

  • griffinsareawesome

    This may not be on topic, quite..but
    THANK YOU EVERYONE AT SHURTUGAL!
    I come here for all things Eragon- rather than Alagaesia.com.
    I really appreciate you!

  • Evarinya

    Lol, I don’t think its the surprise. Wouldn’t Mike like to announce it himself?
    I know I would!

  • Daniel

    Surprise? Doubt it. That was already announced a while back.

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Yay! Is that the surprise?

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Cool!!! Thanks!

  • Bob

    We will have the transcript from the live chat with Christopher & Terry Brooks up soon! Already formatted it and everything!

  • Terminator

    I still haven’t bought it, and now Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia is coming out….

  • mufajir01

    “”I WANT A BOOK ABOUT BROM AND GALBATORIX OR ABOUT ERAGON I AND OROMIS!”

    Just thought I’d point something out: There are about 2000 years between Eragon I forming the Dragon Riders and the birth of Oromis.”
    lol

  • sirsimon

    hey guys, I was just wondering, do you guys think Morzan’s dragon was male or female? show your opinion.

  • Daniel

    I gotta get to the store and see it soon (and maybe buy it).

  • Evarinya

    I went to the bookstore and saw the picture of Galbatorix.. Man he was intimidating!!

    Excited for the surprise! xD

  • taslin

    does anybody know when brisingr deluxe edition will be ou in Portugal?

    Ps: Sorry for any english mistakes you find

  • tellis18

    A book about Brom and his dragon saphira II’s namesake would be amazing

  • TogiraIkonoka

    I would not like a book about Brom, I find him completely boring. Maybe one about hmmn I don\’t know, The Mourning Sage?! lol. One about Vrael or the first Eragon would also be interesting.

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    ooh, or Brom and Selena’s whole love story! instead of hearing it all from Oromis, we’d hear it from Brom himself, in HIS point of view. That would be way cool.

  • sirsimon

    I agree with you all, a fifth book about Brom would be great, not only would it fills us on a backstory, but satisfy our hunger for inheritance cycle,

    imagine the climax being a fight between Morzan and Brom, wowwwww!

  • Cally

    I would love to read the book about Eragon I, since he is Eragon II’s namesake and he helped bring about the riders. There is so much we don’t know about him or his dragon. But I would be happy with reading about Brom also, we just know how it ends and we know a bit more about him.

  • kendy.kendy

    when is the surprise coming? 🙂

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    “I WANT A BOOK ABOUT BROM AND GALBATORIX OR ABOUT ERAGON I AND OROMIS!”

    Just thought I’d point something out: There are about 2000 years between Eragon I forming the Dragon Riders and the birth of Oromis.

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    Kendy:
    I would love a book exclusively about Brom. He is by far my favorite character….

  • S4phir4

    Meant CP, Not CO

  • S4phir4

    CO didnt Said that He would Wirte a fith Book. He just Said that He would like writeing a fith Book. Also He Said the He’ll Need a Break after finishing the fourth Book 😉

  • kendy.kendy

    #$%&: I think CP said he was going to write a 5th book about Brom…
    And your english isn’t bad! I am not from USA or UK, but I I understood you…

  • #$%&

    well, IS the deluxe edition that cool? i just don’t get why the ones that have the original edition bought the deluxe one, the story is basicly the same, with the exception of two new chapters and for what i’ve read, they’t not that important. ok, the dwarven runes must be interesting but if you want a lethrblaka poster, just print the drawing. and the galbatorix drawing will be on Eragon Guide’s to Alagaësia, its just the fact that you bought the same thing basicly,…

    to book iv, i think that it will be better to have a book v because there’s so much to explore and explaine that won’t fit in a 900 page book, i think, but waiting more 5/6/7 years to the cycle to be finish like what SolembumRulesTheEarth said: the wait would kill me!

    if a fifth book happens, it will be black with shruiken and the forth will really be green with Greeni.

    sorry if my english is bad i’m not from america, UK, australia or other english speaking language i’m from a small country in europe, Portugal. (i’m not pissed because here the DE isn’t for sale, because, it is)

    I WANT A BOOK ABOUT BROM AND GALBATORIX OR ABOUT ERAGON I AND OROMIS!

  • giorgia

    Well, it seems that Brisingr DE is awesome but until now, I haven’t read it yet…

    Anyway, about the interview, I can’t wait for it..Surprises?!That would be awesome..

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    Glorfindel-
    I agree with you also, I remember saying that myself in a post from a while back. Although I admit I would love a 5th book, the wait would KILL me!

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    That would be cool if we have a costume contest. ;D

  • sirsimon

    I agree with you Glorfindel, alot has to happen, and every single, of most characters need their backstories filled and everything needs to be sorted out, everything will be brought into this lol

  • Glorfindel

    Actually, it is my entirely unprofessional opinion that book IV will be just as long as Brisingr. There’s an awful lot that has to happen. I mean, unless he plans on making it a pentalogy, (which I VERY much doubt) an entire government needs to be thrown down, a new one needs to be setup, Saphira, most likely, needs to mate, and a new order of riders formed, and then Eragon needs to leave the land forever.

  • kendy.kendy

    CAN’T WAIT FOR IT..! 😉

  • sirsimon

    Sorry mufajir01 mate, no news on the interview, but chris has said that something big is coming, hope it answers your question

  • mufajir01

    and WOW this should be really interesting!!
    can’t wait!

  • mufajir01

    hey guys
    any new on the interview??

  • sirsimon

    Evarinya, I am just as excited as you are, mmm…I like surprises, if this is the reason for the delay, it must it bloody fantastic, lets just hope its not just the website retheming.

  • Evarinya

    SURPRISE!
    Sounds awesome :]
    CAN’T WAIT!

  • JustWOnderin

    So Chris, I was just wondering when you tink the Interview will b eup? I do not mind waiting for it, I Would just like to know approximately when you believe you will be posting it??

  • blinkandyoumissit

    thanks for the info chris!

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Steakhead…:) Nice one Chris.

    A SUPRISE? Yay!! Maybe we all shouldn’t complain about the interview after all, hmmm?:D

    I’ve been meaning to go to Books & Co. for a while, so can anyone tell me what Galby looks like please?

  • S4phir4

    I Love suprises 😉 when will He Show us the finished project?

  • kendy.kendy

    A surprise??? =D

  • Chris

    Mike was working on another, as of now, secret project. You’ll understand why the interview is so delayed soon. 😉

  • kendy.kendy

    I think the book will have a lot of pages..! a thousand more or less, because there’re many points to talk about… We don’t even know Galbatorix! But… I also agree with you, S4phir4, that if CP wanted two books to end the story maybe it’s not going to be very long… :'(

  • blinkandyoumissit

    hallo. please don’t take this as anything but a friendly inquiry, and I am aware of the arguments; don’t freak out over this ok peoples? lol. but I just wanted to politely inquire as to what the reason is for the delay on the interview. I am perfectly fine with waiting, I am just curious. thank you for everything you guys do on the site! 🙂

  • S4phir4

    i think it´ll be the shortest book of all… because CP told that he normally wanted to put book 3 4 in one book but now it´s putted in 2 books….. So i think the book wont be that big 😀 (maybe like book 2)

  • sirsimon

    Evarinya, you are indeed correct, it is a verified fact that Greeni will adorn the cover of book four.

    Here’s a discussion to talk about, lets discuss how many pages or how big the fourth book will be.

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    sirsimon, yeah, thanks, we should, and not bicker amongst ourselves. ;D

  • Evarinya

    Hahahah!!
    Steakhead 😛
    Very very ncieeeee.

    Greenie IS going to be on the cover, CP said it himself, and I think Arya is going to be the rider. End of story 😛

  • WHY?

    LOL, nicely put Chris. I love how you dont sit back and let ppl discuss this stuff on their own and talk about you. You stick up for up for yourself, and I respect that. Kudose to you!

  • steakhead

    Hi! I’m steakhead!!!!!

  • rocky

    I won’t plan on the interview coming any time soon or for any other oncoming months interviews. Or at least for them to come on time. I advise others to do so also, so we can get rid of as much arguing and also having your hopes brought down.

  • guest

    will there be a transcript for the interview done on the other website cause i had to work that day and couldn’t make it thanks

  • sirsimon

    Amen to that!

    About the cover, I think it will show Greeni, with the artwork of either Shruiken or the final climax for the etended version.

    But one thing has struck me, in one interview, Paolini said he would do artwork of Eragon holding Brisingr aflame in Brisingr extended edition, it never appeared.

  • kendy.kendy

    sirsimon, ‘we all should look out for each other :)’ WELL SAID, MATE!

  • S4phir4

    @ PostIt:
    CP Allready told the guys from the site, that the cover will Be Green
    http://shurtugal.com/?id=cycle/book4/wwdk

  • sirsimon

    PadfootUnewraithSlayer, no probs, we are all inheritance cycle fans, we all should look out for each other 🙂

  • Chris

    My post wasn’t directed at anyone in particular. It’s just a funny copy pasta thing that I’ve found online. 😛

  • PostIt

    I think when the book does come out we are all going to be suprised. I think maybe it wont be GREEN. Maybe it will have a BLACK dragon (Shruikn), and if it was him on the cover it would let us know that he plays a big role in the final book. But either way I am not convinced the book cover will be green, it\’s just too obvious and expected.

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Love what you guys have done with the site!!!

  • mewantnextqna

    hey when do u think the next Q and a will be ????
    ive been w8ing foreva

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    sirsimon, thanks, mate. ;D

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    First of all, I would like to apologise if I have said anything to cause offense regarding the interview. We are really grateful for the service and that is my last word on it until it gets here 😀 I hope all can be forgiven.

    Secondly, I think that Arya will be the next rider because it is too darn obvious. I don’t think that the ‘Roran has Katrina’ arguement holds much ground. It would add interest to the story if that problem cropped up, but it could be worked around in a number of ways.

  • kendy.kendy

    S4phir4, THANKS!!! so, you DON’T speak english? I thought you do..! =D

  • S4phir4

    I Perfectly Understand your english. My english isn’t better 😉

  • kendy.kendy

    sirsimon, I think that we’re talking about that MONTHS ago… but this is my opinion: (it’s a ‘copy and paste’ of the other message I’ve done months ago…) I think the next rider will be Arya, because:

    1- Roran: He’s married. Dragon riders leave much more years than a simple human, so if he’s the dragon rider, he couldn’t be with his love, Katrina.

    2 – Katrina: She’s pregnant. And, of course, the same as Roran ‘Dragon riders leave much more years…’.

    3 – Nasuada: She has the Varden. She’s a lider. And if she happened to be the next rider, she will have to spend time learning about magic, dragons, and all that. And, this way, she couldn’t be the lider of the Varden.

    4 – Elva: What do we know about her? She’s an important character, without doubt. And, Is she good or evil? Remember what happened with her in Brisingr? Just because she’s important doesn’t mean she could be the net dragon rider. Think, if Eragon was young when Saphira choose him… Elva? She’s almost a baby!

    5 – Orik: In my opinion, it was okay to make him the king. But not more than that! He appeared very little in Brisingr and we know very little things about him. Don’t think he could be a good dragon rider either.

    6 – Angela: One of my favorite characters without doubt. Well, she’s quite mysterious… I really don’t think she could be a dragon rider, she’s in everything every time, we don’t know which side is she in. Think she’s in the [i]good side[/i]… But she doesn’t have the soul to be a dragon rider.

    7 – Solembum: Do you really think he could be a dragon rider?! The same as Angela. He’s with her, and is quite mysterious. He has nothing to see with a dragon rider!

    8 – Jeod or Helen: They’re secondary characters, and we know almost nothing about them. Maybe they could be important because of Brom but nothing else.

    9 – Arya: (I think she should be) If she happened to be the next dragon rider it would makes the story so much interesting and Eragon and Arya relationship could be… better. Saphira could also be with Arya’s dragon. And if the cover of the IV book is green it would be fantastic as green is Arya’s color in many ways.

    (haha, It’s amazing to read again what I’ve written months ago… My poor English! -emm, do you undestand me when I write comments here? I know I write wrong expressions, and my english is not perfect! But, do you understand me? I’d be glad if you could tell me that 😉 )

  • Emannium

    Bladesinger, I couldn’t agree more with you.
    But in Norse mythology, isn’t Utgard where the Jotlings (Or whatever it is in english. Jotnene in norwegian.) live? This could be translated as the origins of urgals? I guess that’s the ones who is the most look-a-likes.

  • sirsimon

    Maybe we could talk about who’s going to be the third dragon rider, its one of the biggest discussions going,

    everyone! Here’s something no interviewal to talk about, let the discussions begin!

  • kendy.kendy

    sirsimon, ‘we all need to change the subject over the interview, there are many things we all could discuss other than the interview, Paolini wrote an entire world, i think there would be hundreds of things better than discussing an interview.’

    Good point! Any subject to talk about…?

  • bladesinger

    i think the rock of kuthain is Utgard mountain, Poalini hints strongly toward it and in Norse legend a mountain called Utgard has a secret cave with a powerful magic hidden inside.

  • sirsimon

    We all need to just wait for the interview and be patient, its turning us all against each other,

    PadfootUnewraithSlayer I agree with you, if we continue moaning about the interview, we will never get it.

    And Glorfindel, we all need to change the subject over the interview, there are many things we all could discuss other than the interview, Paolini wrote an entire world, i think there would be hundreds of things better than discussing an interview.

    and finally, steakhead? What’s a steakhead?

  • Glorfindel

    Steakhead? Umm…. Are you talking to me? What did I say?
    PeterGriffin: Ok, I understand what you mean. It’s not you and most others I’m talking about, there was just a very few who weren’t asking questions, just getting mad. Those were the ones I was talking to.

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Yes, most of us are aware that we quite frankly do not deserve the interview because of our nagging, that is one reason we have been trying to stop the ranting snide comments, but, alas, some people just do not see that they are not helping. So, honestly people, those being rude or are thinking about being rude, please do not, one, the rest of us are tired of it, two, do you think that after all of the nagging, we still deserve the interview? We have not exactly been helpful or supportive. And if you still feel like wagging your tongue about more because you cannot hold it still, think of this, what would Brom think? He would have boxed Eragon’s ears for doing something a foolhardy and downright annoying as this nagging has been.
    So, in short, if you have nothing nice to say, people, it if more wise to hold your tongue.

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    I don’t think that ‘steakhead’ was referring to my comment (couldn’t find a poster called steakhead, so I’m guessing it was used as an insult against somebody), but if it was I was only curious about where the hold-up lies, I seriously don’t mind that it is late, would just be nice to understand why. 😀 Smiles out and lets stop arguing.

    P.S. Does nobody realise that if we keep writing nasty comments about Mike and the staff, then even when they have the interview they may not post it because, quite honestly, we don’t deserve it.

  • ChrisGriffin

    Well said Peter

  • PeterGriffin

    Don’t worry about it Glorfindel. But most of the people commenting about the interview werent any different than me.

  • Chris

    Look here steakhead,

    I didn’t ask for your 2 bit opinion of what was easier or harder and I am not complaining, (Believe me you’d know it if I was complaining) I asked a simple question. I didn’t ask for a lecture on how you or anyone else does things.

  • Glorfindel

    I’m pretty close to being in agreement with you guys. Again, I’m not talking about you, I’m talking about a few select others.
    Mike, Chris, or other staff:
    Could you please just delete my earlier rant? I was rather worked up, and I said some things that I didn’t really mean.
    Also, PeterGriffin, and others who agree with him, I would just like it understood that I wasn’t talking about you guys. Whatever I said in that rant, most certainly, emphatically, positively, did not apply to you.
    Sorry if I gave offense.

  • Evarinya

    Kendy-
    Haha, isn’t it though?

    Wow.. what a totally pointless argument! I literally started laughing reading your guys’ commments. Lol, so very silly.
    Let us please stop this fight, and all act like the mature young adults we are :]

    Glorfindel
    That was very well said.

    Personally, I think that with the whole Eragon Arya thing is going to get pretty spicy. I mean, really? They hugged at the end of Brisingr, Eragon held her hand, Eragon’s vision of him and a girl that are both tall and graceful.. I bet CP does something that will dramatically change their relationship. Hopefully for the better!

  • Evest

    Argument as in flaming not the question of me being a man or a woman.

    I am a man.

  • Evest

    lol did people misunderstand me.

    I was talking about the website chat.
    that interview. I was asking on how was it.

    I smell a twist in the Arya/ Eragon story.
    Paulini’s gonna make things juicy.

    I am a man.
    Lol this argument is going on long enough.

    O ya hey guys I like the Vampires we got dragons shirt. Good call.
    I just need the money to buy it sorry…….

  • PeterGriffin

    And thank you for backing me up, StenrFell.

  • PeterGriffin

    Ganon:RiderofArgorok has it exactly right. That is exactly what I’ve been trying to say.

  • kendy.kendy

    … you’re making this site really boring! STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE INTERVIEW! It will come as soon as possible..!

    And EVARINYA, yes for me too is very obvious that Eragon is going to be with Arya in a near future…

  • Cole

    I don’t think people would be as upset if this was the first time they had been promised something on this site and not received it. Its just that things like this tend to happen frequently on this site….. very frequently.

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    I’m not complaining about the interview in any way and anybody who has a go at Mike and Chris for the delay is very rude…he is trying his best.

    However, I do think that it is decent manners to simply throw in a comment saying why it is late, or at what stage in the process it is at and generally keeping us die hard fans up-to-date. The reason we are so cranky is because we haven’t been told anything, most other websites would take the two-or-three minutes it takes to post a comment saying something like ‘we are sorry that the interview is so late, we have sent the questions to CP and are awaiting the answers shortly’ or something along those lines. I am disappointed that they are not willing to take a simple five-mins to keep us that are waiting patiently informed. Anybody has five minutes, no matter how busy they are.

  • Glorfindel

    @StenrFell: I’m afraid I don’t understand what you mean. “do you really think insulting him by saying common courtesy has gone out of style for him is accurate?”
    What’s it mean? When you say, “insulting him”, do you mean, PeterGriffin, or the staff?
    Also, I didn’t merely mean that saying someone lacks common courtesy doesn’t have it themselves. I meant the seemingly snide way that he said it. Maybe that’s not the way he meant it. When he said, “out of style”, I possibly took it to mean something else.
    That happens when reading words that you can’t hear spoken. When you can’t hear a tone of voice. PeterGriffin, sorry that I misunderstood you.

  • Glorfindel

    Alright, I need to take a second to make a formal apology about something I said. I shouldn’t have said it, and I apologize. It was rude, immature, and indicative of a childish mind. I was rather worked up when I wrote it.

    So, I’m sorry I said it. It was wrong of me, and thank you for calling me to account on it. I honestly, truthfully, do appreciate it.

    And I’m not talking about the people who are asking when it will be up. I’m not even talking about the people who are asking about the delay.
    That’s fine with me, I understand the frustration.
    I’m talking about the people who don’t ask those questions, they just come on here and flame Mike and the staff about it. They don’t ask when it will be up, or why isn’t it up, they’re just getting mad.
    I’m not talking about you, PeterGriffin, or you, StenrFell.
    StenrFell: Point taken about my obnoxious words. I do apologize, and I won’t be posting anything of the kind in the future. Thank you for pointing it out.

  • WHY?

    Guys is it really neccessary to be figting. Im pretty sure this site isnt for arguments, it is for intelligent Q&A. If Mike takes 5 months to put up an interview, so be it. At least he is trying. I love te interviews as much as all of you do, but they will obviously put them up whenever they are ready.

  • Shadeslayer70

    Sorry if any of that seemed rude, i was really trying to stay out of this pointless argument. None of it is going to make the interview get here any faster. Personally I applaud Mike and Chris for the work they are doing on this site, and encourage them to keep it up.

    On a side note: Eragon and Arya as a couple would be so cool!!!

  • Shadeslayer70

    StenrFell:
    Wow I really didn’t think it was possible to insult someone while you were trying to defend them. Congratulations, you have proved me wrong. Peter is the one that said that common courtesy has gone out of style. Please, do yourself a favor and read the comments before you post.

  • StenrFell

    Glorfindel, Peter’s right about them taking to long. You are reminding me of the people on AOL.com, and that’s pretty low. Sniveling? You can’t even Snivel when you’re typing, and do you really think insulting him by saying common courtesy has gone out of style for him is accurate? Please, I mean c’mon. They really need to make some sort of filtering for this comment board so that this sort of trashy reasoning doesn’t get through. It is not against common courtesy to be angry when someone tells you that they will be posting an interview with an author on their website, and then they don’t, for an absurdly long time. How you could think this is against common courtesy is beyond me. The type of complaining he was using appears constructive to me, as this sort of thing stops delays in the future.

  • sirsimon

    I think that Eragon will be matched with Arya, its so oblivious, although I like the idea of Nasuada, she’s a very powerful woman.

    Not Elva though, I don’t really like her, she is cold hearted and didn’t deserve Eragon’s blessing.

  • TogiraIkonoka

    At one point I kind of wanted Eragon to end up with Nasuada. They already do love each other maybe it can grow into more than just a platonic relationship. And if you think about it she is noble in a technical sense since her father was Ajhihad leader of the Varden. I don’t care if other people don’t like her character because of what she did to Roran, it was a matter of upholding the law. No one is above the law, and though what Roran did was successful it was not his place to make such a decision from a military stand point. Oh and just to put it out there I hate Elva, she is evil. Other people suffer too but they do not turn out how she has. I am afraid she might decide to help the empire to benefit herself or for revenge. Also that fact that she can tell you want your mind wants to hear just so that she can get her way, makes me even more weary of her. Back to Eragon: yes he is in love with Arya but that doesn’t meant it is going to work out. Plus some people say that the green egg already hatched, then that would mean Arya is not its rider, which would mean who ever is might be the woman for Eragon. Don’t get me wrong though, I do like Arya and would not mind one bit if she and Eragon ended up together.

  • PeterGriffin

    Glorfindel-“Shut up, or take your obnoxious ideas and petty, childish snivelling to someplace where the sun doesn’t shine.” It is obnoxious, childish snivelling to ask for some explanation as to why an interview that was supposed to be posted in early september isn’t up? Lets be honest here. Any reasonable person would think it is most certainly taking too long for the interview to be posted. I am not in any way demanding that Mike post the interview. I wouldn’t presume to be able to do that and he can do whatever he wants despite the fact that this delay is bordering on the absurd at this point. What I am doing is asking for some information about and acknowledgement of a delay. Most of the other people posting about the interview were also simply asking what is going on. Its only when you felt the strange need to defend Mike by villianizing people who just want to know whats going on that I decided to explain the outrage that people feel by saying it is common courtesy to keep people up to speed when a a delay of two months is taking place. And your logic is great. So anyone who says that someone else lacks common courtesy automatically lacks common courtesy themself?

  • Glorfindel

    PeterGriffin:
    I agree that people have every right to ask when the interview is going to be up.
    My point is that people don’t have a right to sit here and complain when it’s not up.
    “It’s called common courtesy, but I guess that’s gone out of style”.
    You have no right to talk about common courtesy when you sit here making snide comments about how Mike and the staff don’t have it.
    And if you think they’re taking to long, go write Paolini a letter and ask him yourself.

  • Evarinya

    Of course it is going to be Arya.. I mean seriously people. Isn’t it pretty obvious?
    is it?.. Eh, it is to me :S

  • Bob

    Quote from Mike: “And though I get tired and sometimes cranky (Bob can attest to this)”

    Yes, I’ve traveled with him. Hahaha!

  • kendy.kendy

    S4phir4, yes maybe is too evident… but, do you know how many people would really like their ‘future’ relationship..?
    I’m not seaying it’s not possible… just it’s not probable…

  • S4phir4

    I think CP will do something we would’ve Never thought about like He always dis in the Three books…this with arya would Be to evident…
    Thats just my opinion 😉

  • George

    Hey i ‘ve got question about the guys who have read the deluxe edition of Brisingr. Does the painting of Galbatorix look like John Malkovich (Galbatorix in Eragon movie?) :S

  • kendy.kendy

    S4phir4, well I really think that woman IS ARYA. If not… who else? Eragon (and we know it, oh yes!) is in love with her… I don’t think CP would add another woman character so that Eragon falls is love with her… Three books talking about Arya! No… I think is Arya … And also, who else could be a woman of noble birth..? Arya is a princess… Wow, yes she’s noble enough I think. Maybe Islanzadí is noble (but not Eragon falling in love with her PLEASE!!!) That’s my opinion…. What do you think?

    (I don’t agree with what you think S4phir4 but thanks for choosing another topic! The interview messagges are…. Ok, nothing!)

  • S4phir4

    Lets stop talking about the Intervoew that we all wait for and Let’s Start Talking about something that we still don’t Know for sure:

    in the chapter “deathwatch” in Eragon He had a vision: Also Angela told him that he’ll fall in Love with someone of noble birth and heritage.
    Do you think both Things Talk about arya or someone else? Because i think that this i Not Arya but another Elve. Maybe an elve who comestibles from the old places the elves of Alagaesoa came from an Eragon will live with her in the homecountry of all elves.

    What your opinion about this?

  • sirsimon

    Hi Kendy, possibly a vault inside a mountain near Helgrind. filled with Eldurnari, or maybe a place where Eragon can learn his true name, this is an expansive topic, everyone post in their ideas!!

  • kendy.kendy

    Yes yes… I know nobody has any idea about it… But what do you think?

  • Chris

    We don’t know anything about the Rock of Kuthian.

  • kendy.kendy

    ..can anybody tell me what the Rock of Kuthian is for?…and, where is it?

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining or anything, because that’s the last thing I am doing. I highly appreciate what Chris and Mike are doing, but I wondered if you could just throw in a comment saying which stage you are at with the interview (ie. Selecting, Checking, Waiting for CP’s reply)? Thanks for this wonderful opportunity 😀

  • Chris

    I am the one that’s been selecting questions. Mike fact checks them, then sends them, and then after they’re answered, they have to be approved.

  • sirsimon

    this is a two sided argument, on the one hand, we have to understand how hard Mike works to make this interview and that he has other things to do.

    But on the other hand, not being able to post the interviews of September and October will result in the inability to post November’s and December’s.

    Perchance Paolini could negate all these missed arguments and give us a bloody juicy bit of information on the progress of book four, as i always say, the future is difficult to read, so don’t waste your time trying to understand it.

  • PeterGriffin

    “Do you think he’ll be encouraged to work harder when you sit here complaining that he hasn’t kept his word on something which he is under no obligation to perform, something that you have absolutely no right to , and that you have no claim on?”

    I don’t know Glorfindel. I think people have a right to ask why an interview that was supposed to be up in early September still hasn’t been posted. I think when people check this site every day for the sole purpose of seeing if an interview is posted and it comes to be two months late without any explanation they have the right to inquire as to why this is and whether they should keep wasting their time checking the site. Is it really so hard to select questions and submit them to Christopher Paolini? I don’t know about you but I would sign up for that job. If Mike is so busy why can’t some other “staffer” take up the arduous task of conducting the interview? Not all of us are in the position to ask Christopher Paolini questions and I know if I was in such a position I would in fact feel obligated to keep all the people who are waiting for my interview up to speed on why it hasn’t been posted for two months. Its called common courtesy but I guess that has gone out of style.

  • Glorfindel

    Hmm… I wasn’t going to say anything about my position on the matter, at least not directly, but I feel that I failed in that regard.

  • Glorfindel

    I’m not posting this comment as a way to make a statement, or to say which side I’m on. I hope that my previous posts have shown who I agree or disagree with.
    I would just like to ask the people who have been down on Mike for the past three weeks what they hope to accomplish by spamming this website with your complaints, gripes, slander, and acrimonious messages.
    Do you really think that all of this is going to make Mike or whoever is in charge get the interview up any faster? Do you think he’ll be encouraged to work harder when you sit here complaining that he hasn’t kept his word on something which he is under no obligation to perform, something that you have absolutely no right to whatsoever, and that you have no claim on?
    What do you hope to accomplish by complaining? It’s not going to make things go faster, all it will do, if anything, is get your accounts banned.
    Shut up, or take your obnoxious ideas and petty, childish snivelling to someplace where the sun doesn’t shine.

  • Evest

    ahh man… i missed the interview.

    How was it guys…

    can u guys fill me in on some of the questions.

    Ohh ya for the staff working for hard for this website. Thank you.

    People who have been flaming the site.

    You guys really sound like inpatient children look at your comments. Comeone instead to trying to bring down a site. Why don’t you guys make your own and juggle that work with all the other stuff you need to do. Trust me its hard work. Especially if your a teenager. So again good work guys keep it up. All flamers plz SHUT UP. Those are the only words I need to sum my thoughts.

    PWNED U 😛

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    Oh yeah, I nearly forgot about that online chat interview. I think it was the wrong time-zone for me being in the UK, so I didn’t bother. Is there/will there be a transcript available to read online? Thanks all 😀

  • kendy.kendy

    ‘Kendy, maybe we could all talk about the possible love triangle between Saphira, Thorn, Greeni or Shuriken, it could be a topical topic.
    Or maybe how Galbatorix will die, will Murtagh kill him? Eragon? Shruiken or Thorn?
    your choice my friends’
    About the first topic haha, well I think Saphira is still ‘in love’ (? With Glaerd… But I always wanted Saph- to be with Thorn! And Shuriken, well, we really don’t know a lot about him… Maybe Saphira falls in love with him, and the last dragon, the green one… do you know if the dragon is male or female? Because if the dragon is male and the rider is Arya, then I think many of you know what could happen…
    About the second topic, I hope Murtagh kills him..! Maybe with some help from Thorn… I don’t really want Eragon to kill him; he could help, maybe… But Murtagh is the most suitable character to do that! I don’t know how, but Murtagh could change his true name and this way he wouldn’t have to do what Galbatorix orders him.

    ‘hey guys I had an idea, do you guys think Saphira I and Morzan’s dragon had a relationship? It could have influenced Brom and Morzan’s relationship, and it may prove what gender Morzan’s dragon was.
    P.S I think Morzan’s dragon was male and red in colour’
    Maybe they had a relationship I don’t really think that, though. Mmm, let me see… Brom appreciate Morzan vey much but if their dragons had a relationship, Morzan’s dragon wouldn’t agree with his rider to do what he had done. Also, Oromis could had told Eragon about this… or Brom, but they didn’t. I don’t think they had a relationship… But, hey, guys!.. Just my opinion!

  • Terminator

    CP did an interview w/ Terry Brooks like 4 days ago. I think I’d get tired of doing em all the time too.

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    um, sirsimon, Morzan’s dragon was obviously red because Zar’roc is red. All rider’s swords are the same color as their dragons.

    However, it is speculative that Saphira I and Morzan’s dragon had some affair going on. It would make sense as to why Brom worshiped Morzan so.

  • sirsimon

    hey guys I had an idea, do you guys think Saphira I and Morzan’s dragon had a relationship? It could have influenced Brom and Morzan’s relationship, and it may prove what gender Morzan’s dragon was.

    P.S I think Morzan’s dragon was male and red in colour

  • sirsimon

    Kendy, maybe we could all talk about the possible love triangle between Saphira, Thorn, Greeni or Shuriken, it could be a topical topic.

    Or maybe how Galbatorix will die, will Murtagh kill him? Eragon? Shruiken or Thorn?

    your choice my friends

  • S4phir4

    i ordered through amazon.com (library binding)
    and on the cover therer jsut stands : deleted scenes and guide to dwarve runes…

  • kendy.kendy

    rutscbk1,
    ‘If you still aren’t satisfied make your own website and try get your own interview and we will all visit and complain about how lazy you are and spam your website. Even though i wouldn’t give you the satisfaction of visiting it.’ Haha.. good answer, mate!

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    I am sorry we are sometimes unappreciative to you, Mike. I know what it is like to work on something and get negative comments. I am sorry if I am one of those of the 1%. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU, MATE! ;D

  • alucard

    lolz, pwned again!

  • rutscbk1

    I completely understand Mike. To the 2 idiots underneath me, scroll down and read what Mike said. If you still aren’t satisfied make your own website and try get your own interview and we will all visit and complain about how lazy you are and spam your website. Even though i wouldn’t give you the satisfaction of visiting it.

  • Erik

    Are you guys at Shurtugal.com ever going to post the fourth Q&A session. Or have we just been waiting for over a month for nothing?

  • Evarinya

    Haha!
    All you guys out there who have been dissing Mike and the staffers..
    YOU JUST GOT PWNED!!!!!!!
    Well said Mike!! Completely understandable, and we love you all.
    Keep up the good work :]

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    sirsimon-

    i totally agree. I think it makes us appreciate the interviews that much more when we finally do read them.

  • Mike

    I can tell you that Christopher hasn’t told me anything you guys don’t know.

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    What has really interested me (more than the interview) is whatever it is Mike’s spent the last 9 months working on. Can you give us a hint Mike? Such as is it a personal project or inheritance related? Has Christopher told you something that we don’t know? Also, do you know when you will be able to tell us. Yes, I am quite interested, so I will be watching this progress with a keen eye 😀

  • Chris

    Don’t respond to spam, please.

  • rmcc

    I agree with you all thar support Mike Shurtugal.com its even better than alagaesia.com and other sites and its the coolest looking one (the lethblaka theme is just great and better than Glaedr[ maybe just because Brisingr is in a place on a shelf that I can watch it every day] keep the good job Mike!

    why dont you take a time to yourself?

    Keep the good work Mike and take time to yourself during holidays

  • alucard

    I support all Mike does as well. What I really like about the site are the surprise updates/changes that get me excited about the cycle, like the recent discussion on suvudu.
    I also really like the new layout!!!

  • kendy.kendy

    Mike, I really appreciate your job! These people don’t really know what a job is… shurtugal.com is a very visited website, when I write something realted to Eragon in Google always appear ‘shurtugal.com’ haha,

    And little pacience…!!!! We’ll have the interview as soon as possible! THANK YOU FOR YOUR JOB MIKE! (and also I really appreciate you didn’t give up doing this because of this… negative people. I don’t know what would I do without shurtugal!!)

    S4phir4 and SolembmuRulesTheEarth, AGREE WITH YOU!!!

  • Ruydragon

    Lethryblaka as the page layout? RUN!!!

  • sirsimon

    SolembmuRulesTheEarth, I couldn’t agree with you more, besides, it something to look forward to right?

  • SolembmuRulesTheEarth

    Mike, we appreciate the work you put into Shur’tugal tremendously. ( It’s the only Inheritance website I use! )

    I guess we all just get impatient after a while, but we need to remember that running this thing is a lot of work. It’s understandable that you haven’t been able to get the interview up yet, you’re probably extraordinarily busy.

    Although the people who complain excessively have a right to complain, and are probably as impatient as we all are, we should probably just remember that we’re not the ones working our butts off.

    Shur’tugal rocks!

  • S4phir4

    Mike, i totally agree with you. These guys don’t know how hard you’re working the whole Time and they should better stop talking this trash.

  • Mike

    Let me try this again. First off, I am sorry for coming off as rude in my removed comment. I posted while irritated – the number one no-no on the internet.

    I’ve run Shur’tugal for nearly six years now and over 2/3rds of that time was spent running the website alone. I’ve literally grown up with my website and in the book industry. I’ve had many unique experiences because of it but I’ve also lost out on a lot of stuff a “normal” kid would have been able to do. I have spent thousands of hours working on this website for quite a few reasons, none of which I see as selfish. The most important of these reasons has been the satisfaction I get from giving fans and my friends a place to come together to enjoy the Inheritance Cycle.

    Running Shur’tugal quickly turned from a side project of a bored teenager to a full time job of a now twenty-year-old. I spend more time than anyone could imagine working on the websites. Things people enjoy for minutes required hours of planning, labor, and then fixing when I inevitably break them four or five times. And though I get tired and sometimes cranky (Bob can attest to this), I never complain because I do thoroughly enjoy what I do and get satisfaction from knowing that thousands of others enjoy and appreciate the work I put into the website.

    However, there is a select group of people who always expect more than I can offer. I give my best but it will never be good enough for these people. 99% of the people who visit Shur’tugal are the kind who make me keep doing this job; they’re friendly, caring, and appreciative. However, there’s that 1% who write nasty comments, send nasty emails, and generally try to bring the staff down for any little thing they can. These people often make me annoyed and angry. I’ve voiced my problems with them before, so none of this is new to you.

    The point of this rant is to let you know that I give this site my all. It is a full time job that I have no interest in profiting off of – a full time job that I work along side another full time job as well as several part time jobs. When I’m berated for “not giving it my all” when I am, in fact, giving it my all and more, it gets me down. Constantly asking where the interview is will get you no where – it will be here when it’s here. That’s the best I can do. I have a lot going on and I will do my best. Just know that when you’re disappointed that the interview is late, so am I. But give me the benefit of the doubt – I’m trying has hard as I can. Until you understand what I’ve spent the last nine months of my life working on (you won’t understand until I can tell you, which I can’t yet do – sorry), you’ll understand the delays in interviews. 😉

    (And in my defense, I’ve made similar posts to this many times now. I won’t keep making them so please re-post this every time someone calls me lazy, useless, a liar, etc.)

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    “Just have patience guys. They will deliver it as soon as they can. They aren’t doing this on purpose. They will give it to us once they get it.”

    I’ve noticed something. Whenever something upcoming that has to do with fantasy is late, the fans are always split into two groups.(Three, if you count the ones that don’t care either way.) The first group complains about the author/staff not fulfilling their promise, being late, acting unprofessional, etc. The second group always tells everyone else “they’re doing their best” “it will come when it’ll come” “have patience” etc, all the while usually saying something about how the first group is being ungrateful or something. It kind of reminds me of the whole fiasco surrounding the last two “Song of Ice and Fire” books.

    It’s a sure sign of controversy and disgruntlement among the fanbase. Better hurry up, Shur’tugal. I think both groups can agree that sooner is better in this case.

  • Evarinya

    Just have patience guys. They will deliver it as soon as they can. They aren’t doing this on purpose. They will give it to us once they get it.

  • Terminator

    Well, not rly their fault.

  • IsecondCole

    “”We’re excited to announce the start of our series of interviews with Christopher Paolini happening once a month, every month until the release of Book 4! At the beginning of each month, we will make a news post taking questions from our visitors that you would like Christopher to answer. Our staff will collect the best questions and use them in that month’s interview with Christopher. Continue reading to check out the details and contribute a question or two!”

    That’s a direct quote. Dont promise something you cant deliver on”

    Amen Cole!

  • Terminator

    wow, I don’t have enough time to dive deeper into the series like that. Eldest was amazing though.

    Did anyone go to the Suvudu interview w/ CP and Terry Brooks? That was amazing!

  • kendy.kendy

    Ok, I’ll look for it.. Thanks AHEM

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    “Yesterday while I was reading Eldest I noticed something. Maybe it was explained but I read it quickly… When Eragon arrived to Ellesmera, Islanzadí regrets for not letting the Vardens talk to her, so that she could be aware of Arya being alive. But in Eragon, the last chapter, Oromis asked Eragon to trust Arya. Then, Why Oromis didn’t tell Islanzadí Arya wasn’t dead?”

    Oromis purposefully withheld the information from Islanzadi, and like the megalomaniac she is, she was furious when she found out he was keeping a secret from her. Oromis gave the reason that Islanzadi had been a lousy leader(*cheers*) and he couldn’t risk driving her into deeper depression by giving her a hope that might be torn away if Arya didn’t live to reach Ellesmera. He also commented that if Islanzadi had been as attentive as she was supposed to be, she would have been able to discover that Arya was not actually dead.

    For the explanation from Oromis’ own lips, go read Eldest, chapter “On the Crags of Telnae’ir.” Oromis explains this right after he first meets Eragon.

  • Cole

    “We’re excited to announce the start of our series of interviews with Christopher Paolini happening once a month, every month until the release of Book 4! At the beginning of each month, we will make a news post taking questions from our visitors that you would like Christopher to answer. Our staff will collect the best questions and use them in that month’s interview with Christopher. Continue reading to check out the details and contribute a question or two!”

    That’s a direct quote. Dont promise something you cant deliver on

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    Yeah, and he’s mentioned that he has written a substantial chunk of Book 4, but then again he might be having to develop other plot points (Varaug was a late addition because of the split) and because of the split Paolini only has half or more of plot to work with.

  • sirsimon

    Good point Ganon:RiderofArgorok, I think Paolini is working the hardest he probably can. I think he’s nearly three quarters though it, judging that half of the book is book three.

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    I think I read somewhere that the questions had been sent to Paolini or something, so it’s up to him to answer them and send them back. If that’s the case, I don’t mind waiting a little because it ‘hopefully’ means that he is too busy hammering Book 4 to get that to us quicker 😀

  • S4phir4

    guys please chill…..mike is doing the best on this site so dont flame him… just wait…

  • kendy.kendy

    Ok, no more messages about the interviwe. There’s nothing we can do, just wait. Meanwhile I have a subject to discuss…

    Yesterday while I was reading Eldest I noticed something. Maybe it was explained but I read it quickly… When Eragon arrived to Ellesmera, Islanzadí regrets for not letting the Vardens talk to her, so that she could be aware of Arya being alive. But in Eragon, the last chapter, Oromis asked Eragon to trust Arya. Then, Why Oromis didn’t tell Islanzadí Arya wasn’t dead?

  • Michele

    You can look at the artwork in the bookstore, the page folds out it’s not sealed.

    Galbatorix reminded me of an ancient mongol warlord >< I was not impressed by his portrayal, I'm sorry, it's too SciFi channel (SyFy, now) original fantasy movie typicalness.

  • sirsimon

    Hello, everyone, where can you see the Galbatorix artwork without buying the book?

    And, not being evil or nothing,

    but when are we getting the interview, or

    at least something on book four.

    keeping us fans, including mike in the dark is evil

  • Schleem

    When are we getting the September interview???? November?? This is a very unreliable fan site for a book series this big.

  • PeterGriffin

    So we are now past the midway point of October and we don’t even have the September interview posted yet. How about some kind of comment on the status of this thing?

  • Evarinya

    Aw man!
    only a few months??? Seriously?? ..this stinks

  • Terminator

    Wow! The Eragon holding Brisingr was insane!

  • kendy.kendy

    AHEM, ‘Does Galbatorix have a beard like in the movie?!’ Haha, mm I don’t think so… It could be. I suppoused you’ve already seen Arya’s hair… red. And many descriptions were totally different..! So I don’t know.

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    The million crown question is this . . .

    Does Galbatorix have a beard like in the movie?!

  • Strighten

    I didn’t really like the Galbatorix art, he looked like prince john from the cartoon robin hood.

  • Chris

    It’s a black and white drawing. Don’t know the color of his sword. I believe Christopher said in one of our interviews that we won’t find that out until the 4th book.

  • Saphorn

    Oh, so know we know the color of Galby’s sword, right? What color is it? And also, are the staff going to post a transcript of that online chat thingy?

  • alucard

    no, he wouldn’t release either of those until it is done officially by the publisher.

    Halloween themed layout? I’m curious how you all are going to fit halloween into the world of Alagaesia….

  • Grehan

    in that one CP might tell us when the book is cooming out and what its called

  • cole

    When is the Monthly interview? Hasn’t it been a couple months since the last one?

  • Chris

    They only sell them for a few months.

  • Terminator

    How long are they going to be selling the Deluxe ed?

  • JúlioShadeSlayer

    Well, I think this will be a good acquisition to my collection. Who really like the Inheritance Cycle must buy this book without doubts. That Dwarven Runes Guide must be pretty good. And the Lethrblaka Painting!!! John Jude Palencar is really a master. I don’t have seen the Galbatorix Art Work yet, but it may be cool. And that is the thing, buy the book, fans, and the Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia too!!!

    Júlio

  • Glorfindel

    Ok, thanks Mike, I haven’t been reading the other threads, so I didn’t know. Actually, I think I may like this one better than the Glaedr layout. There’s more visual interest, and I like the trees in the background.

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    “On the back side of the poster is Christopher Paolini’s drawing of Galbatorix – our first look at the wicked “King”! His pointed, evil-looking human face, Rider sword, and aged cloak definitely convey the wickedness this man is capable of!”

    Oh man. And this is just a glimpse . . . I haven’t even seen this artwork, and I’m already impressed.

    Galbatorix so totally owns. If it wasn’t for the most brilliant character in the history of literature(Murtagh) also being in the Cycle, Galbatorix would undoubtedly be my favorite character, even though he hasn’t even appeared in person yet.(Though his speech in Brisingr was enough awesomeness for ten books!)

    Hooray for the Empire!

  • Evarinya

    Awesome. Thanks guys!

  • Mike

    As I wrote in my past news posts… the Lethrblaka layout is to celebrate the Deluxe Edition’s release. We’ll be switching it to a Halloween themed layout for Halloween, then to an Eragon’s Guide themed layout for the guide’s release. After that it’ll go back to Glaedr.

    I’m working to get a list of international publication dates for the Deluxe Edition and Eragon’s Guide. I’ll post them as soon as I know more.

  • Glorfindel

    So what’s with the Lethrblaka and the purple coloring? Are you guys going to switch it back to black and gold with Glaedr?

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    Ahhh, thanks Chris. Will keep an eye out (Got some good deals with Eldest: normal hardback was 50p from our library book sale and the deluxe was £4.99 or summat from a cheap bookstore. Will look on second hand book websites and shops for Eragon Deluxe)

  • kendy.kendy

    Ok, I’ll try..! Thanks Chris

  • Chris

    They don’t re-release the Deluxe Editions. Your best bet is to try ebay.com. Amazon.com may have them, but most stores will not at this point. Especially the Eragon DE. That came out around the time Shurtugal got started up.

  • shingi

    I think it’s ridiculous for him to publish a ‘deluxe edition’ which is basically the same aside from a poster and two deleted scenes – it just seems greedy. Most authors publish deleted scenes or bonus content online as a way of giving something back to the fans who have supported them. Obviously Christopher Paolini has not heard of this concept.

  • kendy.kendy

    Ops! I didn’t know that! ’cause I’ve been looking for them and couldn’t find neither eragon nor eldest deluxe edition! I am not from the USA – do you know if I can find the books?

  • RockYourSocksOff

    Ignor my last comment just found out we have to wait till the 22nd! Will it be like this with book IV cause if it is i will officaly move to america!

  • DragonInkWarrior

    I just bought the book today. Definitely worth my money. The drawing of Galbatorix was really cool!

  • RockYourSocks

    Is this available in the u.k yet?

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    Is there any way to get Eragon Deluxe edition? I’ve looked in book stores and on Amazon, Play and Ebay but can’t find it anywhere? What would be my best bet to getting it (I live in UK if that will make a difference)

  • Chris

    Deluxe editions for the first two books were released awhile ago.

  • kendy.kendy

    * be… (sorry typing mistake)

  • kendy.kendy

    mmm, will ve also a deluxe edition for the first two books?

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    @DMB: It’s gonna be in Asda as well (it’s cheaper there, £13.53)

  • DMB

    I think we can buy the book in the UK from Waterstones. Its released on the 22nd October for £15.99.

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    Whooop…panic over (it hasn’t released ov here yet, thats why I can’t find it) it will release in the UK on 22.10.09 (at lest that’s the release date on the Asda website) Can’t wait to get a copy 😀

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    If it’s illegal to post it how am I and thousands of other fans around the world supposed to access it? I have seen it on amazon, but it is an extortionate £21.28 (normal hardback novels usually retail at £16.99 in our country) The way our exchange rate works, the number should be higher in America, not lower…you’re getting it for around £7.50 cheaper! This is an outrage!

  • yehbra

    man thats heaps dog that america get to get it and we dont, there are other fans around the world instead of just in america, comon they should know that

  • Chris

    We’re just not allowed to post it. It’s illegal.

  • Cheese

    Why don’t they just put the extra stuff on the website because as Ganon said we don’t all get it.

  • alucard

    ooh, autographed copies! Ill try my luck at those!

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    That’s all well and good, but where am I supposed to see the material that I’m so desperate to see when it isn’t available in the UK? It should be posted somewhere because we’re not all lucky Americans who get the privalige to see it all 🙁