Full Interview of Paolini on The Author Hour

Matthew Peterson, author of Paraworld Zero and host of The Author Hour has let us know that the full interview with Christopher Paolini, which recently aired on the web show, is now available for listening in their archive and for reading as a transcript. Fans will find an exclusive un-aired segment from the interview with Christopher at the bottom of Christopher Paolini’s interview page on TheAuthorHour.com!

  • Higgins23

    When are we going to find out about the 4th book? I have read all so far and have been waiting to read the next book. I read Brisinge in under a week and would like another ook because vampires and warewolfs are getting old like no tomorrow.

    -Higgins23

  • dandy

    why don’t you update the alageasia website?

  • Tulkas

    sirsimon- Well, then, just make a script thing. People can read that.

  • SomeRandomPerson

    Waiting….Waiting….*sigh*

  • sirsimon

    Terminator: originally my uncle was to publish a book, but he allowed me to alocate due to him unable to finish his book, so I guess you could say it was published majorly

    Tulkas: Sounds good to me, but people have to read it first, and I don’t think mike would be cynical enough to shut it all down.

  • fan404

    glorifindul, nice. you stalked (and killed) a cat in its own den. and 4 swearers, i am only 11, so if my mom sees this, poof, (like from hp6, poof, poof, pof) i cant come on. than ill be so ticked at you

  • Glorfindel

    People on this site can attest to how much I’ve involved myself in this stupid pointless argument. I really don’t feel like saying it again. You can go look through the archives, if you wish.

    I would, however, like to point out that even if Mike makes money from ads, he doesn’t owe you anything. If you had signed up for something, and paid him, then he would owe you something. As you have not, he owes you nothing.

    And if he gets money from every hit that this site gets, then you’re rather foolish, because you’re supporting a site that you’re mad at, by coming on here and arguing.

  • Tulkas

    Yes… I’m still waiting for my copy of the book… well, when Mike comes back he’ll shut this down, so I suggest that any plans for a movie be made quickly. sirsimon can be director/producer.

  • Terminator

    @ Sirsimon

    The web address.

    Three books? Nice, I’m hoping I can finish mine in a year or so. Just out of curiousity, was the book self-published, or published majorly?

  • sirsimon

    Hmmm, what are URL’s?

    and joanne<3 I am sorry, but something went wrong during publishing and it is currently not avaliable in stores until I fix it with a republication.

    But there is a website where you can get it for only £8 or $8 with free postage, its called,

    http://www.authorhouse.com

    type Simon Law into it and will come up, note this, for this is the best site to purchase it,

    once again I am sorry that it isn’t avaliable for purchase, its out of my control for the moment.

    On the brighter side, I am going to begin writing the third book at the beginning of March, it will take about two years to complete

  • Joanna<3

    Sirsimon
    I looked for your book and it was over 25 bucks to ship it to Canada!! So, I wonder if it is possible to get your book at a local book store like Chapters or something…

  • Terminator

    @ sirsimon

    hmm…. I know Mike abhors us posting URLs not involving CP/Inheritance news, but is it possible you could? That sounds like something I might want to read.

  • sirsimon

    No Smoke, that is not me, that’s another author with the same name.

    The book, end of days, which is mentioned on the video is a sci fi and not my creation.

    My book was a fantasy called,

    THE REALM: DAWNING OF A HERO,

    I hope you guys didn’t mix him and I up, my book has a moon and a large castle on it, not a orange background.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    Tulkas i agree with you there 😛

    and i dont think its right that some people are suddenly coming with the swearing and insulting on here. There are young people who come on this website, now what would they think when they see all this crap people are putting on here? “/

    no point me trying to say anything lol, cause everyone’s basically said it 😛 but yes, an update would be nice CP 🙂
    and sirsimon 😀 i ordered your book 😀 should be here either monday or tuesday 😀

  • Smoke

    @sirsimon is this your youtube video about your new book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFdzWmMsAME. Looks great. Good job.

  • sirsimon

    Well thank you Tulkas, that sounds like a wonderful idea, and I have to say, you guys have shown more interest in my book than over 60 of my freinds in wales, and for that, I thank you.

  • Terminator

    @ Tulkas

    lol. not a bad idea considering. It’s awesome how many other aspiring authors you meet on here. That’s one the reasons I started writing. Shur’tugal PWNZ any other Inheritance site.

  • Tulkas

    I’m not even going to get in on this petty arguement… Shur’tugal is awesome… Well, I think that the reason for this is because we’re bored. Now, earlier we spoke of making an Eragon movie. Just to occupy us, let’s lower our ambitions a tad, and make a movie on the book of the authour whom we can actually contact… sirsimon!

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    I agree. This site is amazing, and I’m getting a bit anxious for the next update too, but we just need to keep cool. Mike and the others have lives, too.

    @Steve

    A strike? Seriously? Grow up. And by the way, no one thinks it’s cool that you’re cussing.

  • Smoke

    Elfdood, you hit the nail on the head. The site is great, but why would he tell us he had something big coming and then, nothing. Not even an “almost here” or “the news is on its way” even a “sorry guys, the movies news fell thru”. You get what I am saying.

    But as for as the site gos LONG LIVE SHURTUGAL

  • sirsimon

    Violence of tongue will not solve anything, we must all keep the peace, or get blocked from the best site to get inheritance news, then we will be throwing tantrums.

    But on the other hand, it really has been a very long time since an update from Paolini, he must be working hard at this book, since he can’t lift his head and say, nearly finished.

    He’s a little wisdom for you,

    ‘A man’s patience can bare a storm, but the salt wears the wall’

    which means a guys’s patience can only last for so long, I lost my patience ages ago

  • Info

    I am not mad at this site at all. My only problem is that i want an update from CP. We have not had an update on the (No Name No release Date) Book4 in a while. I wish CP would give us a simple update on its progress at least. A simple ETA date would be nice to. I also dont like all the bad mouth posting some children on this site are doing. Give Mike and the rest of the staff a break. Hold your horses and book four will be out when it gets out.

  • Elfdood

    I’ve been visiting this site for a very long time, and I really do love it and am grateful for the hard work that’s put in to it. At the same time, I don’t thinks it’s cool to say, “Hey guys, we’ll be doing monthly interviews”, then not doing it. It’s not even JUST about the interview, we were told that exciting news was around the corner, but we passed the corner a long time ago. I don’t agree with the swearing or anything like that, but someone should at least ACKNOWLEDGE that monthly interviews are impossible and take that banner down. Or change it so that it reads, “Q&A with CP…every once in a while!” I think we’re all just cranky because we can’t wait for book four.

  • Evarinya

    Strike?
    Right.. Like that will work. A grand total of 3 people will be in on it. Good luck with that!

    Terminator.
    You took the words from my mouth.

  • Joanna<3

    Look guys, it seems to me that it is rather pointless to keep complaining about everything we don’t get at shurtugal (or things that we might get eventually, but just haven’t yet) because it is absolutely awesome that we have what we have. I mean, if it weren’t for mike and the rest of the shurtugal staff, well we wouldn’t get anything. What we get here is a privilege in the first place 🙂 so lets try and be grateful, or, at least not go crazy when we don’t get something we have been waiting for. If we have waited this long… well, what’s a while longer???

  • Takeachillpill.

    I totally just registered my guest user name.

  • Takeachillpill

    A strike?

    You’ve got to be kidding me.

  • steven

    OMG!!!!!!!

    I can’t believe this people, throwing a tantrum like a 6 year old child who didn’t get what they wanted for christmass, I mean grow up sieriosly.

    If and when both mike and CP have the time we will get the next interview or the editorials when was the last time you got your hands on a set, I bet its not as easy as just asking the film sudio “oh yeah I run a free fan site about the books I was just wundering if I could have a few of those to post on my web page” yeah like that’s gunna work. going on strike isn’t gunna solve anything apart from the people who are on strike missing the next interview probably

    terminator I agree with you completly mate you seem to be talking sence to me

    I hate it wen people bad mouth this site

  • Terminator

    whatever, you guys want to keep whining about your stupid interview, go ahead.

  • Smoke

    @disgruntled employee I agree about the news but a strike will not help anything, are you also steve, because if so there is no need for language like that. Civility is in order.

    @Terminator I have a little quote for you. “IT IS BETTER TO REMAIN SILENT AND LET PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE STUPID, THAN OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT.”

    Mike, looks like you may have a riot on your hands. you can hire me as the sheriff. I will be the rider of shurtugal.

  • Steve

    hello retard, i mean terminator. I am not talking about the interview.
    I am a loyal fan and am here everyday, we were promised great movie news last year, have you heard anything, me neither. So unless you know what you are talking about, shut the **** up.

  • Terminator

    @ disgruntledemployee

    Strike? Seriously? It’s a freaking interview, stop being so dramatic. What the heck would you be striking against? NO MORE LATE FREE INTERVIEWS. Strong. don’t be retarted, Mike isn’t getting any “kicks” from this site, unless of course you count all the crap people like you keep throwing at him. If you actually paid anything for this site, than, yeah, you might have a point there, but HELLO, you don’t, nor do I, nor do any of the other countless people that come on here. It’s not Mike’s fault, CP can’t do an interview every time some of his fans get pissed off. Like I said, it’s virtually impossible to have an interview every month.

  • Sir

    I don’t know about you but I’ve been striking since October! Tons of people are sick of it, but you can’t see because the admins keep deleting the posts haha.

  • disgruntledemployee

    This is getting ridiculous. What is the deal, have you just stopped or what. I have defended this site a countless number of times, but I am now at the end of my rope. I will give this site two more days, as should everyone else. If we were to strike against the site he would have to come up with something. Mike is getting hits off of this website everyday from us loyal fans. Lets cut him off for a while. I guarantee a quicker response. Like Smoke said, we were promised some great news last year. I think he is full of ****.

  • Sir

    Guys and gals, remember that Friday will be the 3 month anniversary of the last monthly interview. You better pick up your flowers before they’re all sold.

  • Sarah

    Oh… and also, it was my impression from the interview that Angela was introduced to help tie the plot together, and NOT because she has some all-too-important pivotal role to play in the next book. She might, but I didn’t really get that from the interview, you know? Think some of you are reading into it a little too deeply…

  • Daniel

    From what I listened to of the interview (I’ve been awful busy lately) it doesn’t seem like there’s any new information for people who’ve read a biography on CP and seen a few articles and interviews here on Shurty.

  • Sarah

    I wonder why Saphira didn’t just breathe flames to sear the wool that was stuck in her teeth before Orik’s ascension to the crown. It seems silly and unnecessary that Eragon had to help her remove it. I also wonder that he didn’t remove it with magic, but instead needed to take a bath afterwards.

    The things you notice when you’re writing about dragons for your English 218R class…

  • Glorfindel

    Is anything happening with lytherus.com?
    P.S. The Saints “pwned” the Colts”. Woot!!!

  • steven

    I know what you mean it seems like a lot of efort to go through but I supose if you love somthing enuf then you have to put that efort in so that other ppl can enjoy it

    I feel sorry for matthew peterson putting all that efort in and then for his publisher to go bust it seems so harsh

  • Evarinya

    So the interview with CP.. was totally cool!
    I mean, I had no idea that he had to go through so much just to get the word around about his book.
    Wow, congrats CP! Look at where you are now 😀

  • Banned4ever

    this discussion is getting out of hand i wish hed post somting else so i can write on that one. as for ads i think they suck peaches and i dont buy anything from them

  • fan404

    ya, no offense, but alagaesia.com sucks (sry 4 that, mike)

  • mufajir01

    and as for other things about ads
    this site makes money from ads every time someone visits the site and sees the ad. although it is a very minute amount

  • mufajir01

    yes but if mike does make money off this site
    then he has a responsiblity to do what he says which is monthly interviews.

  • Terminator

    @Steven

    lol, I feel you. Believe me, I’ve been off-topic on this site more than anyone remebers(which is good, ’cause I’d prolly be banned if they did.) The Shurty staff should make some money for putting all this up, it’s a kick site.

    @mufajir01.

    um… so what if there are ads on here? Most of them go to pay the bills for running the site; even if that weren’t the case, who cares? Even if Mike made thousands or, heck, millions off this site (which, is, admittedly ridiculous) who cares? We’re still getting more news from this site than any other. No offense to CP, but Alagaesia.com isn’t half of what Shurty is.

  • steven

    Right as for staying on topic we did for at least the first 3 pages of this post. We are not tryin to piss any1 off by going off topic but its hard to stay on wen so little info is given to us even from CP himself we all love this site and even if I get banned from posting on this site for this comment I will still visit here time and time again for new info on CP and IC because this is the place to be for such info but at the end of the day we as IC fans like to speculate about everything and anything that gos on in the cycle that’s why we come to this site, to hear what the fans think of our idears

    And for those ppl who dont know adverts on any site are a way for the site to make money but for it to work. The person who is visiting the site needs to click the advert then buy sumthing off the site that the advert is about and then the site that you saw the advert on in the first place may get a very small persentage for the sale like about 0.5%

    Yes shurty may have adverts on it but thay do not pay for the site or its upkeep

    I belelieve that it is the fans themselves like mike and every1 at shurty, that puts the efort in day in day out to bring us the latest news on IC are the ones who pay for the site

    They try thier hardest to keep us informed about IC and that is why I love this site because this site is run by fans for fans and thant is why I will always come here first

    Thank you to every1 involved with shurty

    I know for a fact it means a lot to many ppl that this site is here

  • fan404

    *from*

  • fan404

    ya, but kinda far mrom indianapolis

  • Tulkas

    fan404- Where do you live in Indiana?

  • fan404

    kk, we need to stay on topic, but evarinya, you were off topic 4 the Happy Holidays! update.
    ps, the colts will pwn the saints

  • Tulkas

    I agree with Terminator and SquallLeonhart.

  • SquallLeonhart

    @mufajir01

    Do you realise how much it costs to run a site like this?
    Yes Mike may make some money from the ads, but most of it will go pay the bills.

  • Sigh

    ….Shur’tugal used to actually post something new every once and a while…. The good old days….

  • fool.you.be.trippen

    Man you guys are so annoying @mufajir01

    i agree with you

  • mufajir01

    au contraire
    all those ads u see on the top bring him money for every one of us that comes on.

  • Terminator

    As a major breaker of the “stay on-topic” rule, I highly advise you stop now. Just because Mike’s gone for a couple of days (can you really blame him? I mean, it’s not like we actually pay for any of this, nor do we really contribute in anyway other than the comments. The guy’s gotta have a break sometime) doesn’t mean this thing is the next great chat site. Go to IF.

    And as for all the whining about the 5th Q&A about CP, what other site brings you a monthly interview with the same author? None, sure there are great interviews, but not ones that you can participate in every month. It’s not Mike’s fault that it’s not up, nor the Staff, nor CP. To have an interview set-up like that with a major published author every month is virtually impossible. Shurty has brought all of us more stuff about CP and the Cycle than any other site.

  • Evarinya

    *sigh*
    Well when you guys all get banned, tell me how it goes!

  • Tulkas

    The time difference varies, with daylight savings time and all.

  • Glorfindel

    There’s a five hour time difference, I think, between London and New York.
    Time zones change as your longitude changes, not as your latitude changes. So since we’re West, not North or South, of the U.K., we’re a number of hours behind them.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    yeah im from the UK lol, and our time is GMT, for example its 16:54 (4:54pm) when i posted this lol

  • Banned4ever

    His Name is billy john!!! the green dragon that is. =)

  • sirsimon

    you could play the main character, but it would be a challenging role, also, uk doesn’t have the same time as America, you guys are seven hours behind us.

    We could talk about the name of the green dragon, that could be fun

  • Tulkas

    Evarinya- I think that any talk about the interview at this point is a tad ambitious. What is there to speak of, except for the hint about Angela? I really don’t see the point in making this only for the interview- we aren’t exactly doing anything wrong.
    Banned4ever- I don’t pay much heed to Americian football -I’m still annoyed about all the taxes for the new stadium- but yes, if I was to root, then I would root for the baby horses. And I think that talk of the Colts is slightly too off-topic.

  • fan404

    ya, cp, go 4 the colts! lol… but ya, angela, summat bigs comin

  • Evarinya

    Hey guys, remember.
    This page is here so that we can talk about the interview. Stay on topic.

  • Banned4ever

    how many hours differents? wait peaches/shurtugalLiam are you from the UK?

    Tulkas-ur from indianapolas….ur cheering 4 the colts right?

  • Tulkas

    Banned4ever- No, they are not.

  • Banned4ever

    @sirsimon- can i be the main character? =)

    thanks again shurty staff dont kno what id do without all the “stuff that CP posts”. jk but thank you. ughhh……hmnnnmmn are you peeps in UK same time as eastern time in US?

  • sirsimon

    thanks Steven, and I must say, when will the fifth Q&A be released?

    Its been some time

  • Smoke

    Hey Mike, what happened to the great stuff you were bringing back from your vacation man……not saying anything bad…………just saying.

  • steven

    Oh and thanks mike and every1 at shurty id don’t know wot id do wen it comes to IC if it wernt for this site

    Thanks again

  • steven

    Basicly people who arnt in the credits but we might get to say a word or 2

    Sounds good to me

    Just bought your book sirsimon can’t wait to read it

  • Banned4ever

    when you say extras you mean…..?

  • sirsimon

    I know this is well out of topic, but if my series is ever adapted into a film, then I will cast you all as extras, I would cast you all as the characters, but the director wouldn’t allow it.

  • Banned4ever

    shank you =)

  • ShurtugalLiam

    lol yeah she is pretty cute 😛 lmao, and i like you sense of humour Banned4Ever ;P lol!!

  • Banned4ever

    yeah it is =) ok shurtugalLiam/peaches

  • sirsimon

    isn’t that the baby mammoth?

  • ShurtugalLiam

    lmao 😛 you can add me too if you wish 😛 and peaches reminds me of ice age 3 lol if you’ve watched it

  • Banned4ever

    Yeah thnx shurty!

    and peaches is thankful too =) lol haha that name fits you peaches =)

  • ShurtugalLiam

    Yes ive accepted you Tulkas lol 😛 and its not peaches no lol 😛
    my friend saw me commenting on here this morning and he went “so no news your book thing” i was like :O
    then he said what if Mike ran him over! :O

    you havent have you Mike? 😉 lol ‘any joking guys 🙂 CP is alive (i hope) and should give us an update soon 😛 maybe what they said about him last year kind of annoyed him :/ but it shouldn’t deter you CP!

    and good point Joanna<3 🙂 thanks Shurty Staff 🙂

  • Banned4ever

    @tulkas- his name is peaches =)

    yeah maybe CPs book will come out this fall.

    Hmnnnmnmnnhmm

  • Banned4ever

    yeah maybe CP has somthing big planned!

    yeah i wonder who hes chearing 4 in the super bowl? colts!!!!

  • sirsimon

    if it were to be released fall this year, then Paolini would announce its completion in less than two to three months time, because editing takes several months.

  • Cally

    Yea I noticed the same thing, there was about 2 or 3 year gap between books. But it is about time for a update. Wasn’t the last update in october or september? We can only hope we hear the release date or the title soon.

  • Evarinya

    Lets not get off topic guys.

  • Tulkas

    I’m from Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Shurtugalliam- Okay, I shall friend the one with the name of fruit. Hopefully it’s you.

  • Joanna<3

    LOL! banned4ever 🙂 it seems like you have something akin to sirsimon’s sense of humor 🙂 funny! (bracket things you do lol) (if anyone hasn’t noticed… I’m easily amused =D)
    I’m glad we get as much information as we do about the IC. If this website didn’t exist, where would we be able to get anything? 🙂 I’m just gonna be grateful 🙂
    Thanks Shurtugal staff 😀

  • fan404

    nothin mucchs comin

  • Nightstar51

    I hope we get an update soon too, and hopefully the release date will be fall of this year.

  • Smoke

    How long does it usually take him to write a book. Looks to me like there was a two to three year gap in between them. If that is so, he already had some of the last book written, the next news we hear may be the release date or the TITLE. Either or both would be great. And of course I am looking foreward to him reading some of it for us like he did with Brisingr.

  • Cally

    Yeah, maybe the lack of news does mean something. Maybe Cp has something big coming! But I don’t want to get my hopes up. I think if we got a update I could atleast wait a little longer. Cross your fingers that the book comes out soon or atleast a update!!

  • sirsimon

    You can buy my book from, if you live outside of the uk, at

    http://www.authorhouse.com

    priced at $8.30 or something like that

    Lol about the coma in the corner, hahahahaha,

    it seems my idea of putting funny actions in brackets has rubbed off on everyone, that’s good to see.

  • Banned4ever

    I need to hear something from CP!!

    (cough! gasp! need news! ughh collapse. fall into lack of news coma in a corner)

  • Banned4ever

    @sirsimon- id get ur book but i dont no where it would be…you said author tningy website

    but im not in the UK =(

  • Smoke

    Great State of Texas here.

    @sirsimon I will be reading your book. Looks very interesting.

  • Baanned4ever

    you kno it might be possible since my grandmas scottish i might be able to get a scottish citizenship! which would be awesome.

    sorry Mike it was off topic but ummnn yeah i hope CP is planning somthing big!

  • ShurtugalLiam

    Yeah im from Britain too lol 😛 Walsall, West Midlands 😛

    and yeah ive heard of hersheys, they were going to buy Cadbury lol! but Kraft snapped it up lmao.

    Sirsimon – oh right then 😛 lmao. And thank you 😀 i will support you and your books as i have CP 😀 but yeah ive finished the plotting now 😛 time for the telling lol 😀

  • sirsimon

    Thanks tulkas for buying the book, I am just sorry that it costed so much, I have very little control over the set prices,

    and your grandfather was secretary to the queen, that is amazing!!!

    and thanks Joanne3< glad you enjoy my little bracket statements at the end, there will be more, depending on the news lol Shurtugalliam, the reason you can’t find me on facebook is the fact I don;t have an account, also, something went wrong during the publication, and until I fix it, my books won’t sell in stores, and you are on your third book plot? I wish you great success.

  • sirsimon

    Yes banned4ever, I am indeed British and I live in Wales, a country in Britain.

    Well I started the sequel in August 2008 and I have just finished January 2010.

    it took me a year to write the first one, which is 388 pages.

    And nine books, it will take a while, but I am sure that the entire series will be great, I have planned out six out of the nine so far.

    And finally, Indeed I would like an update, but Robert is speaking sense, I predict something massive is around the corner

  • Banned4ever

    wow am i the only one that lives in the U.S?

    i live near hershey. hersheys chocolate? ever heard of it

  • steven

    I am I live just outside leeds in north yorkshire

  • Banned4ever

    How many of you are from UK?

  • ShurtugalLiam

    i meant your on the last comment : lmao. Sirsimon, ive typed your name into facebook and i can’t find you :/ and facebook is under the impression theres a Wales in the US :S correct me if im wrong, but a lot of american cities are named after British ones, correct?

    Sorry thats off topic Mike buddy 🙂 just trying to get my facts right lol, cause i know there’s a Birmingham there 😛 i live close to the one in England muwahah! lol 🙂

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @Tulkas – Lol sorry XD i meant post something on the wall and i’d answer lmao 😛 but yes, a type of fruit 😉 lol

    and 9 Sirsimon that sounds awesome 😛 im going to start off small, im in the process of finishing the plot to my third book … but seeing as i write half the planning at school it’s got a little confusing XD and far-fetched. and i love you withdrawal part lmao 😛 classical 😛
    and i should be getting your book friday 🙂 when my EMA goes in 😀

    and LOL for the Robert 😛

  • Sir

    You’re right Robert.

    Hey Mike, don’t sweat the long wait man it’s no big deal. Matter of fact, don’t even worry about posting the next interview man, Book IV will be here before then anyway.

  • Evarinya

    Lol.. Good one Robert 😀

  • Joanna<3

    Wow sirsimon! 🙂 nine books! that’s ambitious 🙂 i wish you good luck 😀 Oh, and I must say, you sure give me good laughs with all your little in brackets things after your posts 🙂 quite amusing to me! 😀 “(Tears hair and bounces around bedroom, goes into a inheritance cycle news withdrawal fit on the floor, then collapses) ” LOL 🙂
    and since we are discusing heritage… i figured i’d add in my random bit lol 🙂 lets see i’m canadian overall, but i’m also dutch, scottish, welsh and irish 😀 (what a mix eh?) i guess thats where my reddish hair and freckles comes from 🙂 😛

  • Tulkas

    ShurtugalLiam- There’s a lot of Liams. Does your last name involve a type of fruit? The hint- Christopher Tulkas ______ should help. I don’t have anything posted on where I live. Also, this is really off topic, so I’ll just post something to appease Mike; What would a tree want from Eragon? I think that she’s with holding is oath in case it is ever needed. I also think that the Elves won’t let Eragon back into Ellesmera.

  • fan404

    i might write a book later in life, im only 11

  • Tulkas

    sirsimon- I bought your book. 17 dollars and 35 cents. My grandfather was once press secretary for the queen, since we’re discussing heriatge.

  • Banned4ever

    @sirsimon- are you in the uk?

    700 pages sweet how long did it take?

    nine books? dude that will take a while

    (sigh) i wish CP would say somthing to us. 🙁

    and i too want somthing to be updated.

    (whine/cry/sob)! lol

  • Bob

    I think we all wish the news came a little bit faster!

    But hey, you know what they say — the longer the wait, the better the news once we finally get it!

    Then again, maybe that’s not what they say…I could be terribly confused!

  • sirsimon

    Not being funny guys, but its been about a month since the posting of the fifth q&A on the newspage and over five – six months since a update from Paolini, I don’t want to sound like a jerk…but….

    NEWS IS GOING TOO SLOWWWWWW!!!!!!

    (Tears hair and bounces around bedroom, goes into a inheritance cycle news withdrawal fit on the floor, then collapses)

    lol

  • sirsimon

    You can get my book from many sites, but the prices are shocking, the best place is

    http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/com

    Oh and my name is Simon Law, if that helps lol

    I am indeed making other novels in the series,

    I finished the sequel last week, 700 pages, and I am going to write seven book after these two, in total nine books in the series.

    The third one will begin production in late feb

  • Banned4ever

    @sirsimon where do u think you can get ur book?

    did you say sequal? you mean youre writing another one?

    sweet.

  • Banned4ever

    and acually im more scottish, my grandma was born in scotland,

  • sirsimon

    Wow banned4ever that’s so cool,

    My family is English, and I am descended from a Norman lord named Bigot De Loges.

    And thank you ShurtugalLiam, I am sure that you will publish a book soon, I am so getting it when that happens lol,

    Unfortunately there are no dragons in the book, but there is in the sequel, like Paolini once said, I had a blast writing about them

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @ Tulkas
    I couldn’t decipher your hint buddy XD but if you type in christopher paolini, ive become a fan of the first two groups lol 😛 my names liam (not saying my last name, just posy “liam?” when you’ve joined or something lol!

    @Sirsimon
    your book looks awesome, im so jealous 😛 im so buying it!! and you have to type in the whole name of the book lol, else you get loads of other people’s books come up 😛
    keep up the good work 🙂

  • Banned4ever

    its acually irish =)

    and no i wasnt born in ireland but me great grandpa was

  • sirsimon

    Thanks banned4ever, I am sure if you all write books in te future, i’m sure they will all suceed.

    Also banned4ever, what did you say in the previous statement, I couldn’t understand, I apoligse if it is your natural language or something.

    Also, I think we could all talk about the possible relationship between Thorn and Saphira, I love that topic, its so cute!

  • Banned4ever

    cad iad ceaptha againn chun labhairt faoi? post maith sirsimon

  • Banned4ever

    then what topic are we supposed to talk about?

    @sirsimon sounds really cool did you say 600 pages? goodjob

  • sirsimon

    Thanks guys, this means a lot to me, thank you,

    to be truthful, not even my own family have given me such praise.

    Oh and if you guys look at the acknowledgements,

    Paolini is listed as inspiration.

    And if you spot the similarities between mine and Paolini, I am not commiting plagarism,

    e.g. blue sword named Athena, sphinx companion name Luna,

    the reason for this is because if came up with the sword about a year before Paolini released Brisingr.

  • Eragon’sfan

    great interview!

    please everyone, this is not the place to talk about Eragon and that tree!
    there our many threads about it but this is not one of them.
    please take your comments there, or keep then to yourself.
    you’re all gonna get in trouble and be suspended or something if you don’t follow the rules and the rules say to keep the topic, on topic.
    thank you.

  • Glorfindel

    Guys, I really don’t think that the tree could have erased something from Eragon’s head without him noticing. And what would a twinge in his lower belly have to do with words being removed from his head? I think it’s safe to say that the tree wouldn’t care all that much about seven words, presumably in the Ancient Language, that Brom told Eragon. If Brom knew them, then most likely the elves, and therefore the tree, did as well.

  • Joanna<3

    fan404
    LOL that was a funny post 🙂
    sirsimon
    Hey thats great! 🙂 I will look and see if I can find it 🙂
    Oh and do you know if Mike did anything about our movie idea? Or, does anyone else know?

  • fan404

    found it

  • fan404

    advertise 4 it in a suit of armor. you may be the next cp… aaaaaaaaaaggggggggghhh! my cheek got caught in my braces!

  • Evarinya

    Sirsimon
    Im going to have to go on the internet and find it now 😛
    It seems like a really neat book!

  • katiexx

    @sirsimon
    your book sounds great! :]

  • Banned4ever

    @sirsimon

    yeah i tried 2 find it on the librarys website and it wasnt 0n there, sounds cool though

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    @sirsimon, sounds like a good book. Good job writing a story at your age.

  • sirsimon

    I don’t think so no.

  • Banned4ever

    ok thnx ur book isnt in the library is it?

  • sirsimon

    Seventeen, eighteen in June, hope that answers your question

  • Banned4ever

    sirsimon how old are you?

  • sirsimon

    Joanne<3, its called

    The Realm: Dawning of a Hero,

    and he’s a little bit about the plot,

    Many years ago, the patron saint of Wales, David discovers a magical gem from this other land, which he stumbles upon, the world is a medieval land known as the realm, and after informing those of his discovery, king arthur makes a pact of freindship with the ruling king of the realm, links are established and there is peace, until the evil Lord Malus murders his freind David, placing his soul into the gem, he then, after the king of the realm dies, takes over the land and for over thousand years, rules as a tyrant.

    In modern day, David’s descendent Alan Capricorn Malone is given the gem during his rite of passage into manhood, he then, like David finds the realm and with other allies, must exact revenge on his ancestor and stop Malus and his minions.

    I was fifteen when I wrote it, and because it wasn’t proof read, it contains tiny mistakes in certain small words, but don’t let that deter you!

    And I think the Menoa tree took something that would make Eragon’s life miserable or sufferable.

  • Banned4ever

    @thelastrider

    dont start this again because if u saw my other comments about this topic you would ask how the manoa tree did this. it did not “touch” him like that at all.

    @tulkas it means-I cannot wait for the book to come out! my patience does not last for ever!

    Tá a fhios agat cad atá uait? A dáileog heapen de shutup

  • katiexx

    @steven
    you never know, the menoa tree might not even show up again in book 4. but it seems like something will happen with it again. although, it would be very interesting if the tree took his kidney….i’m sure CP could fit that in someway :]

  • Evarinya

    Ahh.. So many questions and not enough answers!

  • steven

    If the tree took eragons ability to have kids I think the pain he felt wud have to be abit lower than his stomach…..

    I also don’t think he took the 7 words brom tought him because why would erasing his memory cause him pain?

    I would like to think that it didn’t take anything to important maybe it was just a kidney?

  • thelastrider

    @fan404
    Would as in the future?
    @joanna<3
    Hahah, both good thoughts! (: And who knows, maybe the tree will ask him to come back, THEN take what it needed…. sounds a little out there, but you never know, it could work out.
    @dragontamer91
    Yeah, thats a possibility, seeing as he felt something in his stomach. The woman who sang herself into the tree also never got the opportunity to have kids(at least we don’t know that she did), so maybe she took that away from Eragon because of her grudge against men. I didn’t really think of that one. But its a very good thought.

  • dragontamer91

    maybe the tree took from eragon, the ability to have kids?, but this is not my theory i found this browsing the forums. lol just adding what i found

  • Joanna<3

    thelastrider
    Yeah, that is what I was thinking as well. (Arya/Eragon thing :)) And, I also thought that he might have to go and ask for it back 🙂 lol “great minds think alike” 😛 🙂

  • fan404

    it said it WOULD ask for summat

  • thelastrider

    @sirsimon
    It is very possible that the tree took the seven words from him, or something else he might need to destroy Galbatorix. He might need to go back to the tree to ask for it back….just an idea (:
    @joanna<3
    Yeah, I was thinking about the story Arya told him as well (: It could have something to do with it…something that might even tie in with the Arya/Eragon romance.

  • Joanna<3

    thelastrider
    I think that the menoa tree did take something from him. And, I believe that something had something to do with the story that arya told eragon about the menoa tree when she was linnea. I think that the tree wanted revenge maybe on ‘men’ in general for what the man she loved did to her, and eragon being the first one to thus present himself, she chose him… maybe lol 🙂
    sirsimon
    You did not mention what the title of your book was 🙂

  • sirsimon

    Well now you put it that way, I guess I was wrong, in that case I apoligse.

    I think the tree took the seven words Brom told him, or maybe soemthing will happen to Saphira, since she hurt the menoa tree.

  • thelastrider

    Did anyone notice how Eragon felt a strange feeling in his stomach when he took the brightsteel from the Menoa tree after it asked for something from him, didn\’t seem to take anything, and how Saphira thought that they might regret taking the steel? Maybe it in fact DID take something vital from him that we will find out about in the fourth book…any ideas?

  • Tulkas

    On the whole evil-Nasuada thing- In Eldest it is said that Nasuada and Ajihad had planned for the day that Nasuada would become leader. This means that Ajihad approved of her leadership, and Ajihad was chosen by someone who had been chosen by the prior leader, until you reach the point that someone was chosen by Brom. So, calling Nasuada evil or corrupt also calls Ajihad and Brom evil and corrupt.

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    @sirsimon, I disagree on your theory with Nasuada. I do not think that she is in any way power hungray, or does she have the potential to be corrupt. I believe she is a great leader, and the Trial of The Long Knives proved that. She may have become a leader because Ajihad was a leader, but she became a great leader through her own actions. Noone can say she isn’t devoted to the Varden, so devoted she would gladly die for them.

    That being said, I don’t think she will be a rider. She has too many responsibilities to the Varden.

  • sirsimon

    I wouldn’t want Nasuada as rider because she really needs to prove herself, though she proved her leadership in the trail of the long knives, she only became leader because her father was leader, plus i can hint power hungryness in her and potential corruption.

    Roran on the other hand not only saved his entire village from destruction, he travelled down the entire coast of Alagaesia, conquered the Boar’s eye and has proven that he his an amazing leader whom is doing it in the name of love.

    Arya, because she’s experienced and it she is destined to be with Eragon, it would make sense.

  • Tulkas

    elvish- Yes, but I think that Arya or Roran is more likely. Actually, I thought that it would be someone new until Glorfindel said that the rider had been in all three books.
    sirsimon- Mike probably will. I should probably get onto the forums, but I’m too busy defeating the Circle of Ossus. (super off-topic conversation between myself and Glorfindel) What do I search for?

  • elvish.chica

    has anyone ever thought that nasuada might be the next rider? she is a natural born leader and has already let saphira in her mind so she would already be accustomed to that part of being a rider.

  • sirsimon

    I thank you for your interest ShrutugalLiam, Tulkas, my book doesn’t have a proper website, but can be purchased on

    http://www.authorhouse.com

    .co.uk for uk, and com for us

    Actually, I hope Mike doesn’t cut me off because of this.

  • Tulkas

    ShurtugalLiam- Add me on facebook, then. My name involves my username here, and our Favorite author’s name and our other favorite authour’s son.
    Sirsimon- Great! What’s your book’s website? I didn’t catch it the last time.
    Sarah- I agree, but it’s not content, I think that CP stated that it was written to the new rider, even though it is not that much. But disregarding that, Arya is the only elf that’s appeared in all three books, as the other three elves died, and dragons most often hatched for elves, so I think that it could be her.
    Banned4ever- I cant fanacht sé le teacht amach! Níl mo foighne caite le haghaidh riamh!
    What is that?
    This comment is not on-topic… I shall incur Mike’s wrath. Sorry, Mike, but I fail to see exactly how staying right on topic aids us…

  • ShurtugalLiam

    lol fair point Glorfindel 😛 i meant in the greatest respect we try to avoid conflicts lol. And lol, it makes more sense the 2nd time XD lol…

  • Glorfindel

    Man, talk about messing up my own comment. I forgot to backspace the word “some”. It should have read: “I remember a comment that drew not a little bit of ire”. My bad.
    It’s far less dramatic when you have to repeat yourself.

  • Glorfindel

    Actually dear boy, we do insult each other on this website. I remember a comment that drew some not a little bit of ire.
    As I said, and say again, the next rider will NOT be Blodhgarm, because Paolini has said: The third egg will hatch to someone who has been in ALL THREE books.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    [email protected] 😀 i’ve never been called that before/ I’m interested in reading your book, are you on the inheritance forums? Im all for that, the Police aren’t that respected in my area, west midlands lol .

  • sirsimon

    You are a true gentleman ShurtugalLiam, thank you!

    The sequel shall be over 700 pages once its done since its a4 into a5 size print.

    That is true, we come on this site to chat and discuss, not throw offensive comments, it shouldn’t be tolerated, I once went on the mail online website about an article involving a dig, and a guy called archaeologists a disgrace and wackos, since i am an archaeologist, I reported him 🙂

    And on another note, Sarah is right, the guide is really just a book that shows some of the visuals from the book, as beautiful as they are, it is more of a picture book and shouldn’t be considered as canon, because Paolini hasn’t said so overwise, it is meant to stimulate the idea that you are the next rider after book four and gives u the idea of what Eragon would say to you.

    But that’s the fun of it, boy sometimes I weep knowing that dragons don’t exist and that we can’t all establish a dragon rider order,

    replace the police force LOL!!

  • Sarah

    Tulkas, I think Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia was written for us as an artistic and visual companion to the novels. It wouldn’t hold water as an actual guide to being a Dragon Rider.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    [email protected] i have been patient thank you 😛 lol. and wow thats amazing!! could you like add on facebook or something? 😛 lol.

    and ive got the guide now 🙂 its all good XD lol.

    i think people are being rather offensive. “dum and stupid” ?? we dont insult each other on this website, vladamir575. do have some respect please. 🙂

  • sirsimon

    Well Banned4ever, I think that the price for the brightsteel will affect Eragon greatly, I know its sounds impossible, but it may have something to do with Eragon leaving, or Saphira, because she was the one who tore up the tree’s roots.

    On another note, the dragon rider in the guide is not a character in the book, it is you, with a female dragon, the child of Saphira, after the events of the fourth book,

    it does say that Shruiken and Thorn WERE BONDED, that’s in past tense, which means that either one of them is free of Galbatorix, or dead.

    And finally, on a brighter note,

    I finished the sequel of my novel today, 606 pages!

  • Tulkas

    M19999- Oromis was an elf.
    Arya will not be the new dragon rider. Eragon’s guide is written to the new dragon rider, and it has a section entitled, “Elvish for beginners”. Arya doesn’t need to learn Elvish, or about Alagaesia, of about the Dwarf gods. She could actually probably write a better book herself. Whoever it is, either it’s not Arya or there’s another dragon rider that Eragon writes the book too.

  • M194

    here is a theroy there wont be one while eragon is in alagesia but there will be one when he leaves forever

    or i do think it may be arya or roran
    heh i feel like roran maybe king or nasuada

  • vladamir575

    sry that my english aint good i meant dumb and stupid

  • Smoke

    dum huh…………ok

  • vladamir575

    dont be dum dwarfs dont want to be bonded with dragons

  • Smoke

    we also haven’t had a dwarf rider, whats your point?

  • M19999

    OH AND WE HAVENT HAD A ELF RIDER AND FEMALE WE NEED ONE DUH

  • M1999

    its ovious that arya willl be the next rider

    there is not time to be training a new personon magic and lore arya is more power in magic than eragon she cant summon the essence of silver example

    or it could be blothgram whatever his name is

  • Smoke

    i was just commenting on your name. Didn’t realize you were the same person

  • Glorfindel

    I wanted Vanir to become the next rider. But Paolini has said: THE THIRD RIDER HAS BEEN IN ALL THREE BOOKS.

  • Banned4ever/ihatehppys

    i didnt calll u a hippy

  • Smoke

    I agree with you, make the book as long as you like…………..I am not a hippy but I am 420 friendly. I would like some news though. Come on Mike, we have been patient for a long time. Throw us a bone.

  • ihatehippys

    btw CP dont shorten book 4 make it as long as you like. the bigger the book is the betterit is.

  • Banned4ever

    my computer wont allow it

  • Sir

    Why has this comments section been turned into an Inheritance Forums extension? If you haven’t been banned from there (which I know some of you haven’t) go talk there.

    P.S. I’ve obviously been permabanned so I have to stay here.

  • Banned4ever

    I cant fanacht sé le teacht amach! Níl mo foighne caite le haghaidh riamh!

  • Banned4ever

    my Patience lasts this long———————- =)

    and i dont think angela will be the next rider and i agree i dont want nasuada to become rider or elva(evil little girl) idk about vanir.

    what do u think sirsimon about the the price 4 starmetal stuff?

  • sirsimon

    I think, in all fairness that Angela will either help steal the green egg or is a descedent of the gray folk, because, frankily, I don’t see the egg hatching for her,

    I think the only ones that I think will be the next rider is either Roran or Arya,

    Its not like I hate Nasuada, she’s a powerful leader, but she isn’t as courageous and self sacrficing as Roran, I suspect Nasauda will be the leader of the Varden, and nothing else.

    Arya is powerful and wise, yet a bit cold on times, but she is worthy of the egg, just my opinion,

    if Vanir or Elva becomes the rider, I will scream, why? Because Elva is creul and cold hearted and Vanir, well, he’s not bad, but when i first read Eldest, the nerve of his actions, his mockery of Eragon, I hated him, for his berating of Eragon and Saphira was well out of line.

    Anyway, when will Paolini update us?

    I am being patient, Shrutugalliam is being patient, mike is being patient and yet nothing.

  • Banned4ever

    @Evarinya got it (im saluting)

  • ShurtugalLiam

    its alright buddy 🙂 lol. and i doubt brom would be able to lie about that lol. 😛 and i hope tenga is, cause i think that would the only way eragon could make galbatorix’s strength atm…

  • Banned4ever

    Maybe eragon has a belly ache =P

  • Banede4ever

    @Shurtugaliam thnx .as 4 selena, yeah..shes prbly dead but mayb brom lied. Angela/selena no probly not. And angela and her teacher? idk but i do think hes trying to find a way to convert light into fire/magic whatever hes studying it will play a role in the new book.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    Its alright Steven 🙂 and lol i think its a good name Banned4ever lol 😛

    and Elfdood, thats quite a good point actually, so far i havent seen anyone mention Angela’s role would be helping to get the last dragon egg, (then again i havent been coming on every day XD ) but i dont think it would hatch for her. but then again 😛 CP is best known for his tricks lol.

    I think the Grey Folk theories sound good 😛 that would be pretty cool, and the rock of kuthian is great monolith of theirs and Angela shows it him 😛 im still trying to think why eragon would go there if he feels that all is lost and his power is insufficient …

    instead of everyone suddenly saying ROK theories 😛 i wonder why Tenga and Angela parted on less-than-friendly terms???

  • Evarinya

    SELENA IS DEAD
    Get it?
    Got it?
    Good.
    Moving on 😛

  • Glorfindel

    Guys, it said he felt a twinge in his lower belly. I don’t know if any of you have ever studied… Never mind, can we just move on?
    No, actually, it doesn’t fit. The personalities of Selena and Angela are waaay off. I don’t think that Selena would have laughed when she heard Brom’s name, and said his fate was a joke. Maybe, who knows. But I really doubt it.

  • Banned4ever

    i kno!! i dont remember him saying anything about children or lack of. and the manoa didnt touch him like that…mayb it planted a bomb in his stomach.

  • fan404

    it said nothing about him and children!!!

  • Banned4ever

    And HOW can it do that? well i kno how but it didnt do anything to him.

  • sorrysorrysorrysorry!!!!!!

    excuse me Mike, I know this is off topic but I don’t know where else to post it.
    Are you and CP friends or something?
    How did you get shurtugal and the Q&A going?
    (and everything else)
    well thank you,
    I’m really sorry I know it’s off topic…

  • Banned4ever

    how do u kno that he cant hav children?

    and y would the manoa tree do that?

  • Elfdood

    I’m pretty convinced that Angela will have a lot to do with the stealing of the last egg from Galbatorix, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it hatched for her.

    Alsoooo….

    The Menoa tree took from Eragon the ability to have children as the price for the starmetal. That’s why he felt that wierd feeling in his belly afterwards.

    Great interview by the way, even though I’d already heard all of it before.

  • Banned4ever

    nah i just thought it was a cool name =) but the book did say she died. unless brom was lying and she realy is alive!! ahhh theory!

  • Smoke

    i think there was a reason you are banned4ever

  • Banned4ever

    but brom said ha got to selena tonlate and she was dead already.

  • Smoke

    @ FAN404 I HAVE THE SAME THEORY ABOUT ANGELA BEING SELENA. I BELIEVE SHE CHANGED HER TRUE NAME. WHY HAVE WE NOT HAD AN ACCOUNT OF HER DEATH. THE LAST ANYONE SEEN FROM HER, SHE WAS BEING CHASED BY THE EMPIRE. I BELIEVE SHE WILL REVEAL HERSELF IN THE LAST BOOK. AT THE END OF COURSE, DURING HER DEATH OR WHILE GIVING HER LIFE TO SAVE HIM………………..KINDOF LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO BROM. BOTH PARENTS SACRIFICING THEMSELVES FOR HIM. YOU HAVE TO ADMIT, IT FITS.

  • Banned4ever

    She cant be eragons mother!!because garrow is his unkle/selenas brother and his not an elf

    so no angela

  • fan404

    angela is eragons mother, shes also half elf, eragon is related to eragon1

  • Banned

    i think the eragon movie was realy dumb because they totally made up stuff that wasnt in the bbook and they took stuff out that was cool! i think they should say “im sorry that movie was a peice of crap lets make another one”.

  • Banned4ever

    oops i kinda worded that wrong…….as 4 angela i think she might have come from the gray folk and her teacher guy..i think hes looking 4 a way 2 convert light into fire/magic.

  • Banned4ever

    yeah….maybe i was wrong about him leaviing

    alagaisia but wouldnt changing the name technically be him leaving alagaisia?

  • steven

    Sorry mate I didn’t mean to spoil it for you

    Bandforever, in eragons guide eragon is speaking to you the reader

    Sirsimon my theory is the there will be another cycle, like inheritance cycle is eragon, eldest, brisingir and book 4 I think that cp might do another cycle set later on in eragons life with this new evil in it

  • ShurtugalLiam

    first off, Glorfindel,, i totally agree with you there buddy, and as someone mentioned a female dragon from the guide WHICH I HAVENT READ, then that could be classed as a spoiler, no matter how long the book has been out.

    secondly … strange theory lol, change the name of alagaesia? umm … alright, we’ll go with that … how will that make a difference to the prophecy? if eragon IS destined to leave alagaesia, then he will have to, which could be the compensation that the Menoa Tree wanted from him.

    and i like the reasonable reason for Angela, that being her half elf half human. it would make sense…

    and fan404… i never noticed that lol 😛 perceptive lol. I hope eragon visits sharktooth in book 4 …

    my friend came up with a strange theory that she was in fact a were-cat like solumbum, but he couldnt explain why the elves didnt recognise her lol! XD

  • sirsimon

    If the guide is set after book four, and Eragon says a matter of importance has arisen, as well as saying that something evil is stirring, at the back of the book,

    does that mean a possible fifth book with a new villain, ah the beauty of rumours

  • Banned4ever

    i dont want Murtagh to die!!! and i think A.H.E.M would agree with me. =)

  • Ovies

    Well i dont remember the book, but eragon had a dream in the one there were two people, one man and on woman, in front of a ship without sails, and there were two dragons in the sky too. I think the third rider will be woman and will leave alagaesia with eragon. Maybe murtagh dies in Uru’baen and Galby does too, so there’s just eragon and the third one.

  • Silvae

    Angela is half-elven. Look at the first Q&A; he says they have long life spans but aren’t immortal and are good at blending in with whatever race they live with.

  • Creamsicle

    What is Angela is really an ancestor of the Grey Folk?

  • fan404

    and angela is its rider?!!!!1

  • Mordor

    Wow I’m so excited.
    I was being sarcastic.

  • Banned4ever

    I dont think hes talking to arya if she was the dragon rider he doesnt talk like that 2 her…and, u said eragon was coming back…the prophecy said he would never return to alagaisia

  • fan404

    omg, theory! the spine is a dragons spine! the boars eye, its eye! sharktooth!

  • steven

    On the first page in the letter eragon wrote it says

    ‘Welcome to your new home I wish I could be there to greet you as dose saphira but a matter of utmost importance has arisen and we must leave’ then it gose on to say ‘Your training will have to wait untill saphira and I return’

  • steven

    There’s only 26 but the pages are biger than a4

    But its got things in it like dust from the star rose and dragon knucklebones like the the ones angela casts for eragon as well as a few other things

  • Smoke

    Eragon wrote guide to Alegasia after the end of book 4. He wrote the guide for the new rider because he will not be there to teach him himself. If he was there to train him, there would be no need for a guide. Eragon will leave alegasia and never return.

  • Banned4ever

    how many pages?

  • steven

    You realy should, its a good read

    Abit short but interesting

    Sorry Glorfindel

  • Banned4ever

    I didnt read eragons guide to alagaisia so i wouldnt know..

    as 4 Glorfindel…..lol in ur face jk

  • steven

    It seems unlikly because eragons guide to alagaesia is set after book 4 and it is still called alagaesia then.

    that must be a good few years after galbys death for them to have found another dragon egg or for saphira to find a mate

  • Glorfindel

    I like how people discuss random theories on here, and they don’t get deleted, but I post a comment that was only “half on topic”, and that gets deleted.

  • Banned4ever

    wait i mean y would they need 2 change alagaisia itself y not just change its name?

  • Banned4ever

    Y would they need 2 change the name?

  • steven

    To do that they would have to change alagaesia its self sum how

    Explain how this could happen and I woud love to agree

    But I can’t see it happening…

  • Banned4ever

    But they might change the name of alagaisia

  • steven

    Oromis said that it will come true or it won’t because fortune telling is hard to predict

    I have a feeling that it won’t because of eragons guide to alagaesia. Eragon and saphira have to train the new dragon rider and we know the new rider in eragons guide will not be in book 4 because the last dragon in its egg is male were as the new riders dragon in eragons guide is female, so he has to come back

    Or at least that’s what I think

  • Gone!

    MIKE can u please tell us how many chapters are done?!

  • Banned4ever

    which is him leaving alagaisia.

  • Banned4ever

    u kno the prophecy about eragon leaving alagaisia? well maybe instead of him leaving theyll change the name of alagaisia.

  • ShakleBoom

    Two words: Nuclear Explosion. Find a spell to split the atom and bye bye Empire!

  • Smoke

    thank you dragontamer. I am glad someone sees what I see. I believe it is very possible and only the book will tell us for sure.

  • Banned4ever

    well didnt she say that she didnt want to say where she got them from…..wait did the book say how he lost his arm?

  • ShurtugalLiam

    it would be cool if she WAS a dragon rider lol, that would explain how she got the knuckle bones lol….or they could from glaedr’s arm 😛 LOL! sorry im just making stuff up now lmao 😛

    and well put AHEM lol….

  • dragontamer91

    what if Angela was once a dragon rider would explain her age and the visit to the elves and skill in magic but hides it under a mask of potions, and maybe she is Selena, but in an altered form and true name cuz she had to leave her old life behind to get away from Galbatorix, if you think about this way it kinda makes sense, and as for reading her own future, she could have lied, but you never know have to wait till book 4 to know all the answers… just wanted to add my two cents on this and what i saw from this disscuss…lol

  • Evarinya

    As always, AHEM has some very good points.

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    Has everyone forgotten that magicians can render themselves invisible by bending light around their bodies? Sneaking into a camp full of soldiers and not being seen is no biggie.

    Now, for the last time, Angela and Selena are not the same person! Why in the heck would she cast the dragon bones to herself and then talk about that prophecy in the third person? Why would she allow Brom, the man she loved, to believe she was dead? Why would she ignore, mock, and deride him? And how would she be old enough to have visited Du Weldenvarden, when the last time humans were admitted was 100 years ago, long before Selena was even born?

    There are mountains of evidence against Angela and Selena being the same person, but I’m cutting it off there so I’ll still have time left in the day.

    BTW, Angela would not need to be “several hundred years” old in order to be Galbatorix’s sister. Galbatorix was born ~133 years before Eragon finds Saphira’s egg. Assuming he has mortal parents, any siblings he has would most likely be 100-160 years old.

  • Banned4ever

    Yeah i dont think angela is his mother. besides Selena’s dead! and i dont think the rock of kuthain will bring her to life. eh then again it might bring her to life

  • Smoke

    Angela is very old. She is one of the few humans to visit the elves, and as Oromis said, that was long ago.

  • Banned4ever

    I think galby is working on breaking into all those eldunari and either trying to find his true name or the name 4 the ancient language

  • ShurtugalLiam

    i dont think Angela is Galbys sister Sirsimon, lol. I would think he would make his siblings strong and force them into his service. and angela WOULD have to be older than she appeared lol, several hundred years older lmao.

    as for the two girls…i just think that was another thing for CP to write about during Eragon’s visit to angelas tent lol, unless they DO have a key role, therefore i apoligise CP if this caused offence lol 🙂

  • M194

    kuthian will bring plp back alive hehheheee

  • M194

    Galby is dumb very dumb
    not going and hunt them personally
    if i had his powers ill do it myself i know letting your enemies alive willl end up killing you

    there better be a good reason why he wont come out

    mayby hes crippled everyone is or got

    eragon murthag glaedr oromis nasuada kind of

  • Banned4ever

    But how could they break in to his fortress without special powers?

  • Banned4ever

    What do u think the rock of kuthain will do

  • Banned4ever

    do u think that the dragon might have already hatched?

  • steven

    Hummm….. galbys sister? I don’t think so but I like it

    I don’t think he would let his sister wander round helping the varden

    As for the two girls that eragon blessed I think that they might be the ones who find the way into galbys fortress or sumthing equally important

  • Banned4ever

    Hey mike do u think CP can tell us how many chapters are done?

  • Banned4ever

    Y do u say he has a crush?

  • Banned4ever

    So…that might be true =) but
    what do you think that those people that Eragon blessed and Angela read there future, what do you think they’ll do?!!!

  • LoverofEragon

    I have a feeling that Matthew Peterson has a bit of a crush on Paolini’s sister. 🙂

  • Banned4ever

    what do you think that those people that Eragon blessed and Angela read there future, what do you think they’ll do?

  • Bane

    That would be weird

  • Smoke

    you are all right. I let my imagination get the better of me. New Question though, What is she is Galby’s sister?????

  • Bane

    Argghh i want the book to come out soon!

  • ShurtugalLiam

    Yeah i agree, i dont think selena and angela are one lol 😛
    However, it does seem angela will help eragon majorly. As suggested, help him find the Rock of Kuthin.

  • Evarinya

    There is absolutely NO WAY that Angela is Selena. Selena is DEAD. Get that into your brains, numbskulls! xD

  • Tulkas

    Angela is not Eragon’s mother. Also, remember that she is more powerful than any normal magician; she could of driven the twins mad had they attempted to probe her mind and the two of them were able to defeat all of Du Gata Vrangr.

  • Bookworm11

    Angela will play an important role but she is not Eragon’s mother. Think about it, CP already had tons of stuff about Eragons parents and it was nicely tied up so why would he add more to the mix? And she did not sneak past the armies, she just poisoned the ones along the edges of the camp, so she probably made a potion that made herself temporarily invisible to weak magicians, since Eragon could sense her when he came back.

  • steven

    Good theory but I also think its doubtfull that angela is eragons mother maily because I agree with mike but there’s other things like selena was quite adept at magic where as angela is not and has to use potions and such todo most of her work also angela cast the dragon bones for selena befor eragon was born as well as a blind man befor that and don’t foget that angela was tangas apprentise ‘long ago and far away’ as she put it but selena didn’t leave palancar vally untill she met morzan and as for angela slipping into the empires camp undetected I think that most if not all of the empires magicians would have been protecting themselves with eragon so nearby rather than out serching for sum1 because if they had acidently stumbled across eragon whilst doing this he would have forced his way into there minds and killed them. she could of also used a spell like eragons when he was returning to the varden from helgrind because if I remeber rightly in his spell he made it so that no other spellcasters could detect the use of his magic but I also think this is doubtfull because angela is not very good at magic. I think she will be key to rapping up book 4 by helping eragon in sum way maybe like squall said helping him find the rock of kuthian and the well of souls

  • SquallLeonhart

    CP based Angela on his sister, Eragon is supposed to be him, so it’s highly unlikely that he made his younger sister his mother.

  • Smoke

    I also believe that she will end up being Selena. She treats Eragon like a son first of all, scolding him and making opinions on everything he does. Secondly, she could have just altered her appearence like Arya. Or my best yet, she changed her true name changing her Identity.

  • fan404

    but what if galby did trust her? i mean, you cant sneek past an army!

  • SquallLeonhart

    I think Angela’s importance will be in helping Eragon find the Rock of Kuthian .

  • Mike

    If Selena was back as the Black Hand, all of Alagaesia would know simply because of how feared she was. Also, if Selena was back, Galbatorix would be hunting her down, not letting her come and go as she pleases. Remember the last time Selena was spotted – she had half of the Empire hunting her down.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    same Hubin, i have GC and IE8 and they both worked for me.

    fan404 – im glad someone thought of something like that 😛 because i was struggling to imagine how on earth angela sneaked into the empires camp without being noticed by the magicians. she could’ve cast the spell eragon did when he was escapig from Helgrind, but then the other magicians would detect her mind wouldnt they? She seems to have an important role … cant wait for book for now! 😛

  • Mike

    Neither of the links freeze for me.

  • Hubbin

    Is there any browser at all that the link doesn’t freeze? It freezes Firefox, IE, and Chrome.

  • fan404

    angela, an important ccharecter? wait, theory!!!: remember how in eldest, angele *snuck* int the soldiers camp? what if they let her in, cause they think it is selene(the first black hand) and it is? what if she is a double agent, but is going 2 kill galby?

  • Evarinya

    AWESOME!! It’s neat seeing what CP had to go through to get to where he is today 😀
    Thanks a million, Mike and staff!

  • ShurtugalLiam

    awesome interview guys! thanks mike 😀

  • Survival

    Angela is the key to the plot wrapping up in the fourth book? MAJOR clue! I’ve always known, obviously, that she’s more important then she lets on.

  • steven

    Brilliant interview thanks mike and a big thanks to theauthorhour.com

  • Firestone

    Shaugean, I was honestly going to say that as soon as I got on here. You took the words right out of my mouth “SWEET!”

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    It was a great interview!! Thanks Mike!

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    YES! They asked a question about publishing! YES!! YES!! YES!! Hahahaha, that was brilliant!

  • shaugean

    sweet