Fourth Q&A With Christopher Paolini Transcript!

Our fourth Q&A with Christopher Paolini is finally here (and as they say, better late than never). Fans finally got around to asking about Vanir, the Inheritance “cult” favorite, and his possible role in Book 4, as well as the gedwëy ignasia, Durza’s sword, griffins, werecats, and more! Our monthly Q&A will be back on track soon, so keep your eyes peeled and your brain thinking about the questions you’d like to submit for the upcoming fifth Q&A with Christopher! In the mean time, enjoy the full fourth Q&A on its transcript page! If you haven’t read the first three interviews, head on over to our Q&A with Christopher Paolini archive!

  • aryaprincess

    guest ( guest) , you have a good point, but what about the twinge Eragon felt when he said the meno

  • aryaprincess

    I was recently rereading book 3 and realized that in it, Nasuada was always wearing green. We know that the next dragon is green, and CP probably wouldn’t mention the green if it wasn’t important. maybe Nasuada is the next rider?

  • pinn

    Maybe the last dragon will hatch for roran

    wat do u think?

  • shur’tugal112

    Well i don’t quite know what will come of eragon leaving alagaësia forever bcoz in eragons dream in book 1 it said that there were a man and a woman going aboard a ship and there was one man left on the beach screaming. Could the woman on the ship potentially be Arya and the man on the beach eragon?

  • guest

    i believe that eragon will leave alageasia because of the menoa tree. remember she made him promise her what ever she wants… what if she wants him 2 leave and never come back?? well thats just my theory

  • dragonwarrior16

    I really like the idea of Arya recieving the last dragon, but there are kinks to work out with this decision. Has anybody rechecked the dream in the first book? I wonder if Arya does get the green dragon, that it won’t exactly turn out as “they lived happily ever after.”

    Arya does have a commitment to the elves and the Varden. I don’t know if she would be willing to share Eragon’s burden of leaving Alagaesia and never returning.

    But I am all for the Happily Ever After!

  • Ashley

    Wow Bigfan! I think you’ve actually predicted the plot of the next book! I can’t think of any other possibility, and Ill honestly be dissapointed if thats not how it turns out. Your theories are sound and hope you’re right. Only would Arya really leave Alagasia for good with Eragon? Something to add to your theory is that maybe Eragon and Arya flee to Alalea the place Brom mentioned in the first book where the elves came from.

  • Bigfan

    And if you recall what Oromis said, most elves are very bad at using magic, and posess only rudimentary power. Oh and i just read about what was confirmed, and it says that the cover will have an emerald dragon on it. So I knew that the next dragon was going to be green because who else but Arya should get it? it is just perfect. If you notice, all the dragon rider’s magic match their dragons, well at least Eragon’s and Murtagh’s do, i don’t remember about Oromis or Brom. Arya has bright green magic. I thought that she must get the dragon because no one else is really deserving, and who else is better for Eragon, and the last dragon is male right? so wouldn’t it sound right to say that since Eragon loves Arya, that means that Saphira loves Arya, and if Arya loves Eragon her Dragon will love him too, so it would make sense for the dragons to love each other because they love each others partner of mind and soul. And that would make it possible for the dragons to come back as a species. Just a thought. Let me know what you think.

  • Bigfan

    I think the reason that humans didn’t get the same longevity as the elves, is because they were added on to the spell. The Elves were a part of the initial spell so it had greater effects on them.

  • ani

    We all know that the reason for the elves strength and longevity is because of their ancient pact with the dragons , and later on humans were also included into this pact… then shouldnt humans also possess the same qualities of long life and magical strength??

  • Austin25

    Does anyone have the scoop on how long the fourth book will be and when it will come out. i was hoping for it to be extreamly long cause, well there really good

  • BrisingrIsBetter

    everyone keeps saying that Angela could be half human, half elf. but after eragon is changed by the dragons, oromis says that nothing like this had ever happened before. if it hadnt happened before, how could it happen to angela??

  • dragonwarrior16

    Thank you for the comment.

    I don’t think that Saphira and Glaedr mate for

    2 main reasons:

    1. age difference

    2. The dragon race is doomed in this particular breach of the world. the dragons won’t be able to be what they used to be, nor should they, in some people’s opinion. Not my opinion, but i think this is a major reason why Eragon will leave.

  • NickHosegood

    Having re read Brisingrr – appreciating it more on the second time- a few question arise, but why do not Glaedr and Saphira mate? Just putting it out there.

  • drbob2012

    Dragon Warrior, I’m pretty sure he was having one of his “episodes”, the heart attack like things, idk what to call them, and thats why he didn’t use Naegling

    And Joker don’t complain, you couldn’t write 800 pages then edit and publish them in less time

  • dragonwarrior16

    I asked this before, but apparantly it was “dumb” to somebody else.

    Why didn’t Oromis use more of Naegling’s power?

    He couldn’t have used all of it, it held every givable piece of energy from the elves for YEARS!!!!

    Somebody growled that he dropped the sword. Yes, he did, AFTER MURTAGH CUT HIM OPEN!!!!!!!!!

    Also, is there a way to word a spell so that the energy comes directly from an object(like Aren) and the caster doesn’t have to act as a transfering wire?

    Does my question make sense now?

  • ebrithilelda

    does anyone know when Eldest would be made into a movie?

  • yeahyeah

    Joker, I’m sorry CP doesn’t churn out books as fast as your favorite harlequin romance novels come out, but that is unlikely to make him less popular to publishers. Most authors don’t come out with new books every year…

  • joker

    no1 in his right mind will start a new serie with cp yes he is a great writer but the time he spends on 1 book its close to a joke 🙁

  • ShaakTi

    this is the most lame Question Answer i have ever seen i would have CP writing than wasting his time on this. there that is my oppinion do not question it for i am far more powerful, wiser and more skilled in lightsaber combat than you not to mention that i am one of the most powerful force users of all time. BEWARE OF THE POWER OF JEDI MASTER SHAAK TI.

  • Lukas

    Eragon can never really “get together” with Arya; she keeps denying him, but eragon still likes her. In addition to that, If he and Arya really were married, I don’t think it would work out very well. I can’t prove my statement is correct, but I mean seriously, THINK ABOUT IT! Give some thought to it. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t work out that well.

  • ShaakTi

    seriously Pretty Man you must have watched the movie instead of reading thee books your ideas have all been proven false and some very stupid at that why don’t you stop wasting peoples time here by taking up a foot of space with your sensless questions and go actually buy the books and read them yourself. to the rest of you CP is a great writer but he really needs to start writing faster i read on another site that he just started on book four this August what the heck has he been doing these past nine months. don’t get me wrong i love the books but CP is completely out classed by Terry Brooks in speed. to all of you people Jedi Master Shaak Ti Rocks

  • ntmblueflame

    i have to ask it to i have read and reread the 3 trying to keep them fresh in my mind but plz some one any one ease this pain and just tell us when the 4th book is comeing out

  • Lydia

    Well i would really like to know when the 4th book comes out its driving me insane!

  • Evarinya

    Your very welcome!

  • Jade&Ophelia

    @Evarinya: Thanks for that answer, lol, I had no idea. But, Katie that’s a good thought. If I were a dragon I would probably wait also, just in case.

    I agree, Prettyman91 must not have read the books well at all, those were stated in the books XD

    ~ Jade & Ophelia

  • Evarinya

    Hey guys, CP answered this question a while ago. Saphira stayed in her egg so long because she didn’t know that she was safe in the spine. Instead of with Galby. She didn’t hatch right off the bat, because she didn’t know if Galby was playing a trick on her or not, so she waited. And when she felt the presance of her rider several times after the first, THEN she decided it was safe to hatch.
    So if she hadn’t been imprisoned with Galby for so long, she would have hatched immediately.

  • udymomma

    Katie, that is a great point!! You are right! Maybe the egg changes in some way when it comes into contact with its new rider. Since Eragon wasn’t aware it was a dragon egg, he wouldnt have noticed the change that occured. Then after the change happens, the egg will eventually hatch. Maybe when the 3rd egg is found, your question will be answered…btw, wouldntit be great if the 3rd egg hatches for Arya and she and Eragon could finally get together?

  • Katie

    i posted this on another thread but i wanted to see what you guys thought

    I recently reread the books (I actually finished Brisingr today) and I just thought of something. When a dragon hatches for a rider is it supposed to be an immediate thing? It occured to me that Eragon had Saphira in the egg for quite some time before she hatched. Therefore, if that is the standard, parading a line of elven and human children in front of an egg wouldnt make it hatch. On the other hand if Saphira sticking around in the egg while in Eragon’s posession was abnormal, why did she choose to wait so long? This was just a random thought I had and was wondering what anybody thought. Maybe it weould be a good question for CP to answer.

  • bookwormgrl05

    to have complete control over a werecat… that would be dangerous in the wrong hands. I personally would like to know sloans true name.

  • Dave

    before the end of history will know the real names of Solembum and Maud?

  • stevenj

    I have to agree with Evarinya, does nobody read the books before asking questions. I have read all 3 books a couple of dozen times and i can answer half the questions asked. As for the other half, half of these cant be answered because they are linked to the plot of the last book. So we end up with only a quarter of the questions being worth while.

  • stevenj

    @Grehan
    the problem with just casting a spell when you havent gained access to your oppenents mind is that they will have time to retaliate before they die. This means that you would practically be commiting suicide.
    Also Shruikan wouldnt have died because he was so young and had not grown attached to his rider, and also Galby would have twisted his mind.

  • Grehan

    When Galbatorix Killed Shuriken’s rider and took shuriken shouldn’t Shuriken have died?

    When a sorcerer summons a spirit would they search for it with his mind just as a rider or an elf would search for another person’s mind?

    Borm said in a magic duel each of the opponants try to break in the others mind to see what spell they would use. Couldn’t one of them just use a spell while the other was the other was trying to break into their mind

  • Evarinya

    *facepalm*
    Seriously dude, [email protected]. You must not have read the books very well. I can answer half of those for ya..

    Is Oromis Faolin’s father?

    Is angela a half-human ,half-elf?

    Is Eragon decedent of some important magical being?

    Does Eragon uses Oromis sword? It contains much energy on it so it could help him.

    Does Eragon and Arya relation improve?Does Arya show more affection toward Eragon? Does she say “I Love you” or something similar?

    All of these questions we will have to wait for the book to come out, and I doubt that CP will give out any spoilers. And those are all really spoilerish questions.

    Does Eragon leave Alasgasea? YES YES YES. It was stated in the books several times.

    Does Eragon know the true meaning of fire? YEAHHHHHHHHHHH! Its brisingr isn’t it? He has total control over it!

    No, Eragon’s sword catches fire when he says ‘brisingr’ because he actually found the true name of the sword, or since he was the one that helped make it, he poured his energy and part of him into it, linking it to him and making it do what he wants.

    *double facepalm*
    Saphira wanted to talk to SOLEMBUM!!! Eragon caught her with him and asked her. Then she blinked. Which means yes X_X

    I hope I answered some of your questions!
    Have a nice day all.

  • [email protected]

    Is Oromis Faolin’s father?

    Is angela a half-human ,half-elf?

    Is Eragon decedent of some important magical being?

    Does Eragon uses Oromis sword? It contains much energy on it so it could help him.

    Does Eragon and Arya relation improve?Does Arya show more affection toward Eragon? Does she say “I Love you” or something similar?

    Does Eragon leave Alasgasia?

    Does Eragon know the true name of fire? if so does he have complete control over it?

    Did the dragons do more to Eragon than make him Half-Elf? If so than is that why his sword has fire around it when he says “Brisingr”?

    Does Eragon true name have something to do with “Brisingr” and “Wyrds”?

    in Eragon, when they were at the barden,Saphira said she need to talk to someone…..When Eragon ask Why? she blinked …….Did she talked to Arya? If so did she talked to tell her something and told her not to tell anyone?

  • bookwormgrl05

    Today I relized that my mom bought me Eragon and Eldest for Christmas when I was in eighth grade and by the time the series will be done I will most likely be a freshman or sophomore in college….wow…and to think I wasnt all that interested in the books when she bought them, so I had them for like a year before I read them. Now I read them like 1 or 2 times a year!

  • themenwhostareatdragons

    this interview wasnt a very interesting or informative one

  • ufhvjsnvm

    what are the seven promises i feel like there’s like 20

  • mufajir01

    happy birthday
    hope you have a gr8 one
    even if you have to stop writing the book for one day :p
    and i also hope you read this
    lol
    have fun!!

  • ShurgualLiam

    yeah Chris happy birthday!! =P hope the books going well if you read this 🙂

    and im the 70th comment 😛 go me lol 🙂

    ive had a couple of questions so cant wait to submit them, and i agree ive seen riles’s questions before 😛

  • RthuEndra

    Happy Birthday CP! Hope you have an awesome day!

  • Evarinya

    Oh good! Because I have a good question i’ve been wanting to ask him 😛

  • Bob

    Yes, there will be a post on the front page with information when we open question submission again!

  • kendy.kendy

    elenacristina,
    ‘where can i submit the question for Christopher Paolini?’

    Well, I think we’ll have to wait until Mike tell us where can we post them.

  • sirsimon

    Sorry elenacristina, but even if we asked Paolini that question, he wouldn’t answer it, it is just too spoilerific for him, don’t worry, I think something wonderful is on the horizon.

  • elenacristina

    can you please ask cristopher when he plans to release book for and if he decided upon the name of the book

  • elenacristina

    where can i submit the question for Christopher Paolini?

  • mufajir01

    can’t*

  • mufajir01

    riles,
    didnt you post these questions somewhere else as well?
    cause i remember seeing the exact same ones somewhere, just can remeber where.

  • mufajir01

    “It is especially appropriate in situations where the nonsense I’m debunking is a*s in nine different viewpoints.”
    lol
    another nice one
    i must commend you 🙂
    hahaha

  • S4phir4

    as mike already said there will come a news about smth with an movie soon

  • Hunter

    I just wanted to ask a questionnnnnn :

    Is it possible to remake a movie? Becuase the Eragon movie was too short…if its possible i think you should make a series of Eragon or maybe a series on SyFy channel.

  • Mike

    Just a reminder guys:

    “Also, questions posted here for the next interview will not be considered. Save them for when we ask for them please. “

  • riles

    Hey Mike,

    First off I would just like to say thank you for all the hard work you put in for us readers. I know that I really appreciate.

    I have a couple questions that I’d like to get in some of the interviews if possible. Here goes:

    1. In a previous interview, you mentioned that some of the forsworn were elves. If this is true, then wouldn’t they know where the Elven cities are, and since Galbatorix controls them, wouldn’t he?

    2. What is Eragon’s current strength(without the help of Eldunarya) in comparison to some other characters, lets say Arya? Or Blodhgarm?

  • feanarang

    @fan404:

    You cant bring back the dead in any way, shape, or form. Period. Brom said it, Oromis confirmed it. Please, do not pursue this line of theorizing any further. This is the most frustrating thing to keep debunking.
    __________________________________

    That said, I’m really happy with this interview. Lots of good questions and answers here. I really enjoyed learning that CP thinks a werecat in cat form looks a lot like a Caracal.

  • Kahlen

    OK could someone please give me the specific quote from CP or whoever of importance, that hints at something big coming up???? Because I have yet to see one with credible orgins. Cheers!

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    “nice word ‘asinine’ “

    It is especially appropriate in situations where the nonsense I’m debunking is a*s in nine different viewpoints.

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    “Sorry about that All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh, i actually had no idea that the colour wasn’t yet announced, I apoligse first hand.”

    Apology accepted. I hope I didn’t appear spiteful or insulting; I just get really riled up when faulty theories abound. It really gets on my nerves.

  • Evarinya

    Oh yeah?? Well.. im the 51st person to post on here! Haha!

    “May your pens stay sharp”
    Lol, good one!

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    YES!!!!! I am the 50th person to comment on this! woohoo!!!!!

    anyways….YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE 4TH Q&A IS FINALLY HERE!! And what good topics!

  • Firestone

    Guys, remember what the number one cockledoodledoo said. Questions posted here will not be considered. So you’d best not forget whatever questions you are asking here when the questions page is opened.

  • frozenfirewater13

    Will the grey folk play any roll in book 4?

  • MollyConnolly

    Please ask Chris if he would ever be willing to host a Eragon/Inheirtance Convention( sort of like a anime convention, only better) ?

    Also, please ask him if his sister, the one whom he based Angela upon, is considering being a writer and how she feels about him being a famous writer?

    May your pens stay sharp,

    Molly

  • sirsimon

    Sorry about that All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh, i actually had no idea that the colour wasn’t yet announced, I apoligse first hand.

    But here’s a question, this is not what I think, but what do you guys think was the gender of Morzan’s dragon?

  • mufajir01

    nice word “asinine”

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    “is Galbatorix’s sword coloured purple or black?
    And what is its name?
    About the colour, Does Galbatorix have a black sword to match Shuriken’s scales, or does he still keep the purple sword bestowed upon him before Jarnunvösk died, as a remembrance of her.”

    JARNUNVOSK WAS NOT PURPLE!!! Where did this asinine assumption that she was purple come from? Why are people acting as if “purple” is already her canonical color?

    /grinds teeth in rage.

    All right, I’ve calmed down now. I don’t mean to shout, but faulty theories like this treated as fact really bring my blood to a boil. Remember everyone: Jarnonvosk’s color has NOT YET BEEN CONFIRMED. CP said in a previous Q and A here that we would have to wait for Book IV to learn about Galbatorix’s sword and the color of his first dragon. I suppose she could have possibly been purple, but unless CP confirms it(and he eluded the question in a previous interview, saying only that she was not black) or it is in Book IV, acting like Jarnonvosk is confirmed to be purple is just going to make you look like an idiot.

  • kendy.kendy

    So, the thing about the Eragon’s movie? What will it be about? 🙂 (yes, I know, we have to wait…)

  • kendy.kendy

    Sirsimon,

    ‘lol Jade&Ophelia, yes I have read the Hobbit, its simply fantastic, but the inheritance cycle is better,’
    I read it too and was wonderful! Have you read the following books? I really enjoy reading them.. And, the inheritance cycle is better than the Hobbit.. But The Lord of the rings is as good as the cycle!

    ‘and in my opinion, the twilight series suck, what do you think is better, a man with a flaming sword and a dragon, or a human and a vampire making love?’

    Haha, well said! I read them… It was just a waste of time! And, about your question, I prefer a man with a flaming sword and a dragon 🙂

    Jade&Ophelia ,
    ‘know, I can’t wait until The Hobbit comes out. Have you read the book?
    Whoa, it’s amazing.’

    My friend!!! Haha, yes I love it too.. Good choice!

  • thebomb.com

    if you are jazz fans, please go to jazzfanhq.blogspot.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and in the way of inheritance stuff, what do you all think rhunhon would have as a weapon herself?

  • Mike

    Keep it on topic guys. I don’t want to start deleting posts (mainly because I’m lazy but will if I have to).

    Also, questions posted here for the next interview will not be considered. Save them for when we ask for them please.

  • sirsimon

    lol Jade&Ophelia, yes I have read the Hobbit, its simply fantastic, but the inheritance cycle is better,

    and in my opinion, the twilight series suck, what do you think is better, a man with a flaming sword and a dragon, or a human and a vampire making love?

  • Jade&Ophelia

    Cool. I’d love it if they would make a new Eragon movie. And if they get the actors right.

    Like Eragon with brown hair and Arya with black hair. And make eveything like the book.

    I think the ending of the movie was a rip-offof LOTR and was terrible.

    ______________________________

    @Firestone: Yeah, Lol. Just black.

    @sirsimon: I know, I can’t wait until The Hobbit comes out. Have you read the book?

    Whoa, it’s amazing. Currently, though I’m reading LOTR.

    @alucard: Really? I want to see The Lighting Theif also. But, just ’cause I read the first four books. I haven’t read the last one.

    Mor’ranr Lifa Until The Fourth Book

    ~ Jade & Ophelia

  • Ilirea

    Hi.On page 579 of Brisinger When Eragon was leaving the Beor Mountans he saw the ruins of a castel in the mist and got a bad vibe from it. Is it important or just a detail?

  • Dravarian26

    Can a member of any race become a shade?

    Will there be any new races in the next book?

    Are there any races besides humans that are still on Galbotorix’s side?

    When you scry things do you need to remember what you’re scrying in order to see it. Like if you’ve been in a town and you see hundreds of people, then you go to scry the town will you see those hundreds of people you don’t really remember, but have seen?

  • fan404

    Oh god…. what if Galbatorix is not bringing them back from the dead…. what if, instead, he saved the corpses of the Forsworn and their dragons and he’s going to reanimate the dead bodies!

    ZOMBIE FORSWORN! DUN DUN DUNNNN!!! (The chapter “Brains!” that CP talked about would make much more sense. Lol. )

    sry i posted this here, im a guest(btw, dis ant mine!

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    Some people are like slinkies: completely useless, but put a smile on your face when pushed down a flight of stairs

  • sirsimon

    Sorry about that Cole lol!

    Here’s a question for the monthly Q&A,

    is Galbatorix’s sword coloured purple or black?

    And what is its name?

    About the colour, Does Galbatorix have a black sword to match Shuriken’s scales, or does he still keep the purple sword bestowed upon him before Jarnunvösk died, as a remembrance of her.

  • Firestone

    Man, if a Caracal is what Werecats are supposed to look like, Solembum must have been so cute when he was a baby. Who agrees?

  • Cole

    @sirsimon
    June July 2010 isnt a date. Its 2 months chosen at random. a date would be like June 7th, 2010

  • sirsimon

    Hi everyone, I apoligse if anyone was disturbed by the june july 2010 release date that appeared in my dream, I just had to say it, but it was great, I saw a picture of the green dragon (I didn’t see his name), he looked fantastic and strangely quite handsome and powerful. Then a date came up and that was it.

    By the way, about the movie news, sounds all right, but I’m being cautious, I don’t want to assume its sequel or remake news, then get my hopes slashed.

    the date sounds wonderful, but a bit unlikely, I see a now realistic autumn 2010 date.

  • mufajir01

    “Questions for the next Q&A should happen some time in the near future, however, as a warning… we’re considering possibly using questions from the four previous rounds for this Q&A as there were a bunch of good questions left out. I’ll let you know as soon as we decide.”
    whoooo 🙂

  • Evarinya

    ERAGON.. NEWS.. MOVIE?!?!?!?!
    *faints*
    This is all too much!!! Im gonna die from anticipation!!!!111!12121212eleven!
    Amazing … simply amazing! Awesome interview btw! Been waiting for it a while 😛

  • Davidlewing

    I would prefer you to pick from the old questions then to submit new ones, that is if my vote matters.

  • Terminator

    I don’t think Book IV will be out in 2010, what with EGA.

    Darn, I hope you take more questions, I’m not in any of them.

  • kendy.kendy

    Mike, I thought you were changing the layout after Halloween.. Don’t get me wrong, I like it! But I don’t know who said it that there was going to be a change! Just a question.

    Jade&Ophelia, ‘Also, with all these rumors, about June/July 2010, I hope it’s before then. Though, as people may think I don’t know, I know it takes time to publish it.’

    There were not rumors about June/July 2010. That was just a dream (Hope it comes true!) And, yes, I agree with you it would be wonderful to have the book in a few months.. but think how much time does it take writing the last book of a very very very successful cycle! I am not saying you don’t know how much time does it take to publish it, I’m just saying that ‘June/July 2010’ is like ‘a few months’ because that’s very little time!

  • alucard

    I think if there was to be a movie remake/sequel then it would have been announced on other sites (like imdb) before this one…unless CP is thinking of writing the screenplay for it (after book 4) and will make a special announcement on here…however this is highly unlikely.

    Meanwhile I’m waiting for “THE LIGHTNING THIEF.”

    And thx forfinally posting the interview!

  • kendy.kendy

    Mike, ‘If there was, it’d be on the front page in giant letters. Trust me. ‘

    I’ll be waiting for them 🙂

  • Hubbin

    The only movie-related news that would be exciting would be the news of a remake. But I’m not getting my hopes up.

  • Steven

    I don’t think they’ll announce a release date any less than a year out. It’s just my own speculation but with it being the end of the year, I don’t see the 4th book coming out until 2011.

    I don’t even see CP being halfway done with the writing process, but without an update who knows.. besides the inner circle.

  • Mike

    Questions for the next Q&A should happen some time in the near future, however, as a warning… we’re considering possibly using questions from the four previous rounds for this Q&A as there were a bunch of good questions left out. I’ll let you know as soon as we decide.

    Regarding the Eragon movie article – you know what it’s about when it’s posted. 🙂

    Regarding any rumored Book 4 release dates you guys are seeing – they are completely false, wrong, made up, etc. There is no release date for Book 4. If there was, it’d be on the front page in giant letters. Trust me.

  • kendy.kendy

    THANK YOU MIKE!

    Eragon movie news article? What is it about?
    The caracal is very nice..!
    When can we submit questions for the next interview? 🙂

  • Jade&Ophelia

    *Sigh* For the love of dragons! Why, do I keep missing the Q&A?!?!?! Lol, I always check back on the wrong day.

    But, among other things, that was very a interesting Q&A.

    @sirsimon: I agree, I have been waiting for the fourth book, since I read Brisingr

    (Like us all) and I’m tired of waiting. Also, with all these rumors, about June/July 2010, I hope it’s before then. Though, as people may think I don’t know, I know it takes time to publish it.

    But a hint wouldn’t hurt anyone.

  • sirsimon

    By the way, even with all this excitement of all the questions, there has been, not one hint on book four’s progress, Paolini’s publishers say they are excited and Paolini gave us the name of a chapter.

    But in all the mentionings of the book, there has been not one, not one shred of progress update, Even if its just Paolini saying he’s like a quarter way through it, that will still be an update, but theres not one, I am willing to wait ages for book four, but at least tell us how far you are into the book…please?

  • sirsimon

    Indeed MeghanSwiftSword, Indeed there will be, directed by Guillero Del Toro, produced by Peter Jackson, and will be released in December 2011.

    It will have everything, from Bilbo Baggins, to Gandalf, and even, to Bard and Smaug the dragon.

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Well, whatever it is it’ll be good.:)

  • feanarang

    Thanks Mike!

    AHHHH! Upcoming Eragon movie news article? Remake of the Eragon movie, please?!?!

    Unless… Maybe it’s just “Where are they now?” article devoted to another cast member of the Eragon movie. Last time they did Chris Egan (Roran), so if this is in fact what the movie news article is about maybe it’s about Ed Speleers?

    That said, that wouldn’t excite me nearly as much as an announcement about a remake of the Eragon Movie.

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Wait… The Hobbit is going to be a movie??

  • sirsimon

    Eragon movie news?

    But that was released three years ago, unless…eldest movie?

    Sorry to disappoint you #$%&, but I don’t think Jackson will do it, as he is busy on the Hobbit and its sequel, maybe James Cameron or Tim Burton?

    I know Burton doing Eragon sounds nuts but Burton is one of the greatest directors ever I think.

  • Steven

    Well Mike, I accept your apology. I know I’ve given you a hard time about it, but I know everybody has a life to live. Just keep them coming.

    P.S. I reset my IP address so I could reply.

  • #$%&

    great Q&A! and the Caracal shure looks better than the werecat from “ERAGON’S GUIDE TO ALAGÄESIA”!

    another movie? i think the movies should only be done after the cycle is conclueded. (i’m hoping for Peter Jackson or Steve Kloves to pick the story)

  • ShurtugalLiam

    yay finally thanks mike 🙂 like you said in brackets better late than never lol. and dont worry, it dont matter when the interview comes up tbh “/ cause end of the day, the book dont come out for how many years lmao, hopefully you’ll have info on that soon? CP’s progress in book IV ??

    and eragon movie news article??? whats that all about? about Eragon? or about a possible Eldest??

  • mufajir01

    thanks a lot guys!!
    is there anyway we can see the questions asked for the previous interview that were not selected so that i may copy my questions for the next interview 🙂
    thanks again

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Woohoo!!!

    Thanks so much Mike!!

    Upcoming Eragon movie news article??!!! Hope so!!

  • Giulia

    Yeaaaah!!! Finally! Thank you!!!

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    Heya, do you know when you will be opening suggestions for the next set of questions? I have a couple that I would really like answered.

    Also, Eragon movie news article? How do you mean, surely there is no news about it after all this time unless you’re hinting at an Eldest film.

  • sirsimon

    great article thanks!

  • Vegtam

    well worth the wait, thanks Mike!

    One point, though. Christopher said he’s “not sure” about the answer to the first question… isn’t that the single most obvious question that can come up in a system where oaths are unbreakable but can be multiple? How can he not have devised some kind of answer or contingency for it?

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Haha, this is brilliant, thanks, Mike! ;D

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    Ah, excellent. It’s good to finally have an interview and get some more answers, though none of my questions were picked, unfortunately.

  • Mike

    Let me be the first to berate myself for this being horrendously late. Shouldn’t happen again though I can’t see the future so I can’t make any complete promises. My extraordinarily time consuming secret projects have mostly finished now so I have more time to dedicate to exciting things here on Shur’tugal.

    Like an upcoming Eragon movie news article…? Who knows!