Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia, the first non-Cycle book written by Christopher Paolini releases today in the United States and Canada! The book is an illustrated journey through the world of Alagaesia narrated by Eragon himself. While news and information on this book has been scarce, we can now say without a doubt that this is a truly amazing book that every true fan of Inheritance deserves! Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia is everything the Eragon movie should have been!
We got our hands on a copy of Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia and have written up a complete guide of what to expect from this stunning compilation of never-before-seen artwork and information from artists who stayed true to Alagaesia. Join us after the break for a complete overview and review of the book so you know what to expect from its contents! Don’t have a copy yet? Buy a copy from Amazon for only $16.49 (saving $8.50!) today!Win a signed copy of Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia and the Brisingr Deluxe Edition here on Shur’tugal! Check back tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4th for details on how you can win a copy of your very own signed by Christopher Paolini himself!
Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia is a unique book unlike anything you’ve gotten your hands on before. The book’s information and narrative was written by Christopher Paolini as Eragon Shadeslayer, who put the book together as a guide to aspiring Riders in training. The narrative takes you, the fledging Rider, on a journey through Alagaesia, introducing you to the various races, nations, landmarks, magics, cultures, and more.
Each fold of the book tells a different part of the story, each accompanied by beautiful artwork that captures Alagaesia and its inhabitants perfectly. Our review is spoiler free. Below you’ll find a list of what to expect from the book!
The main races of Alagaesia, including illustrations, size comparisons, and guides.
A colored and map of Alagaesia featuring important towns, cities, and landmarks. This spread also contains illustrations and information on various Alagaesian landmarks, including Brom’s tomb, Carvahall, the Forest of Stone, and more!
A detailed look at the various landscapes found throughout Alagaesia which includes written explanations as well as illustrations and diagrams. Also found in this section are drawings of the various plants found throughout Alagaesia as well as information, illustrations, and size comparisons of the Menoa Tree.
The “Natural History” spread features beautiful illustrations of the creatures unique to the land of Alagaesia.
A detailed timeline of Alagaesia’s history takes up an entire spread of the book!
Beautiful artwork featuring Shruikan, Thorn, Saphira, and Glaedr makes up the dragon spread, which takes a look at the mysterious race of dragons.
The Dragon Rider spread offers us a look at the various aspects of being a Dragon Rider, including Rider swords, Vroengard, and more!
The Peoples spread includes many illustrations of the various races of Alagaesia, including (but not limited to) Shades, Urgals, Ra’zac, spirits, werecats, and more! This spread also discusses each race in Alagaesia.
Adding to the book’s guide feel is a number of pop-outs, rip-outs, loose-hanging letters, and “feel me’s”, including: two letters from Eragon; dragon’s wing; dust from the star sapphire; animal fur, and much more!
It is overwhelmingly evident that hard work, care, dedication, and respect for Christopher’s vision went into the creation of this book. If you haven’t picked up a copy already, we highly recommend you do so soon. This amazing addition to the Inheritance world will fill a much-deserved spot on your bookshelf!
Interested in what a spread from the book looks like? Check out our Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia sneak peek posted recently here!
Looking to get your hands on a copy? Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia released today in the United States and Canada and can be pre-ordered through Amazon.com for only $16.49 (saving $8.50!).