Announcing: The Inheritance Almanac!

I’ve been keeping this project a secret for nearly two years now and I’m truly excited and honored to be able to finally share it with you all!

The book is being published by Random House, the same publisher as the Inheritance cycle, whom I had the incredible privilege of working with during the creation of the book. I’ll have much more to say about the project in the coming days, but for now, enjoy the cover! The book is set to release on October 26th, 2010.

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  • ShootingStars

    I’m so excited for the new book! All I wanna do is sit down for a week and read book 4! *sigh* but I guess an almanac will have to do for now. haha!

  • Katrinasookram

    i didnt no paolini was blind no 1 told me

    • Katrinasookram

      no he not actually blind just colour blind

  • iamapersonduh

    this book look really cool. i’ve been craving more inheritance ever since i finished brisingr, this will end my hunger for a good while i think.

  • iamapersonduh

    this book look really cool. i’ve been craving more inheritance ever since i finished brisingr, this will end my hunger for a good while i think.

  • iamapersonduh

    this book look really cool. i’ve been craving more inheritance ever since i finished brisingr, this will end my hunger for a good while i think.

  • irishgreenny

    Completley off topic, but I just got the idea that book four might be titled “Legacy” for isn’t that something Eragon will inherit?

  • irishgreenny

    Completley off topic, but I just got the idea that book four might be titled “Legacy” for isn’t that something Eragon will inherit?

    • Slywater

      good point but, we won’t know for sure untill book four comes out!!!

  • Brom88

    oops i posted it twice my bad

  • Brom88

    oops i posted it twice my bad

  • Brom88

    oops i posted it twice my bad

  • Brom88

    Hello shurtugal website fans i came across a question the other day and i know this question is off topic of the comic con or the inheritance almanac but ill ask it anyway… i understand the concept of the skill of absorbing energy from a someone or somthing but what i want to know is if you were to take an elf’s energy would it be the same as for example a normal human energy, for example while you use the elves energy would you be able to jump and run as fast as they do? compared to a humans physical strength? and also magic wise too? i appreciate if you can help me awnser this question.

  • Brom88

    Hello shurtugal website fans i came across a question the other day and i know this question is off topic of the comic con or the inheritance almanac but ill ask it anyway… i understand the concept of the skill of absorbing energy from a someone or somthing but what i want to know is if you were to take an elf’s energy would it be the same as for example a normal human energy, for example while you use the elves energy would you be able to jump and run as fast as they do? compared to a humans physical strength? and also magic wise too? i appreciate if you can help me awnser this question.

  • Brom88

    Hello shurtugal website fans i came across a question the other day and i know this question is off topic of the comic con or the inheritance almanac but ill ask it anyway… i understand the concept of the skill of absorbing energy from a someone or somthing but what i want to know is if you were to take an elf’s energy would it be the same as for example a normal human energy, for example while you use the elves energy would you be able to jump and run as fast as they do? compared to a humans physical strength? and also magic wise too? i appreciate if you can help me awnser this question.

  • Brom88

    Hello shurtugal website fans i came across a question the other day and i know this question is off topic of the comic con but ill ask it anyway… i understand the concept of the skill of absorbing energy from a someone or somthing but what i want to know is if you were to take an elf’s energy would it be the same as for example a normal human energy, for example while you use the elves energy would you be able to jump and run as fast as they do? compared to a humans physical strength? and also magic wise too? i appreciate if you can help me awnser this question.

  • Brom88

    Hello shurtugal website fans i came across a question the other day and i know this question is off topic of the comic con but ill ask it anyway… i understand the concept of the skill of absorbing energy from a someone or somthing but what i want to know is if you were to take an elf’s energy would it be the same as for example a normal human energy, for example while you use the elves energy would you be able to jump and run as fast as they do? compared to a humans physical strength? and also magic wise too? i appreciate if you can help me awnser this question.

  • Brom88

    Hello shurtugal website fans i came across a question the other day and i know this question is off topic of the comic con but ill ask it anyway… i understand the concept of the skill of absorbing energy from a someone or somthing but what i want to know is if you were to take an elf’s energy would it be the same as for example a normal human energy, for example while you use the elves energy would you be able to jump and run as fast as they do? compared to a humans physical strength? and also magic wise too? i appreciate if you can help me awnser this question.

  • soul~gate

    oh and forgive me for not saying, congratulations on the book! (:

  • soul~gate

    oh and forgive me for not saying, congratulations on the book! (:

  • soul~gate

    I’m really unsure if this question has been asked. Or if it goes without saying, but sense this book has been completed before the finally book of the cycle does that mean that there will be no info from the final book in it?

  • soul~gate

    I’m really unsure if this question has been asked. Or if it goes without saying, but sense this book has been completed before the finally book of the cycle does that mean that there will be no info from the final book in it?

  • Glorfindel

    Mike, you have my heartiest, sincere congratulations. It goes without saying that I’m extremely impressed, but, obviously, I’ll say it anyway.
    In retrospect, one can easily see why things like interviews may have been delayed, what with a project of this magnitude in the works.
    Thanks, Mike, for working hard, and getting this out.
    Again, congratulations, and good luck.

  • Glorfindel

    Mike, you have my heartiest, sincere congratulations. It goes without saying that I’m extremely impressed, but, obviously, I’ll say it anyway.In retrospect, one can easily see why things like interviews may have been delayed, what with a project of this magnitude in the works.Thanks, Mike, for working hard, and getting this out. Again, congratulations, and good luck.

  • gashz

    Nice Job! I will be sure to get this book! 🙂

    Do you know what is ironic though? That you got this book out before CP could get his won out! 😀

  • gashz

    Nice Job! I will be sure to get this book! :)Do you know what is ironic though? That you got this book out before CP could get his won out! 😀

  • Mordor

    Almanacs are cool. I’ll defenitely look into it in October. When I have some money. 😀

  • Mordor

    Almanacs are cool. I’ll defenitely look into it in October. When I have some money. 😀

  • Mordor

    Almanacs are cool. I’ll defenitely look into it in October. When I have some money. 😀

  • #$%&

    @ShurtugalLiam: iputed europe next to amazon.co.uk because there aren’t many people that know that ordering from a site from other continent can give many problems besides being more expensive, it can be stuck at the custom and you have to pay extra, for exemple

  • #$%&

    @ShurtugalLiam: iputed europe next to amazon.co.uk because there aren’t many people that know that ordering from a site from other continent can give many problems besides being more expensive, it can be stuck at the custom and you have to pay extra, for exemple

  • #$%&

    @ShurtugalLiam: iputed europe next to amazon.co.uk because there aren’t many people that know that ordering from a site from other continent can give many problems besides being more expensive, it can be stuck at the custom and you have to pay extra, for exemple

  • Dragonasker

    @BrisingrKonungr:
    I’m sure it will get to AU before NZ… not fair

  • Dragonasker

    @BrisingrKonungr: I’m sure it will get to AU before NZ… not fair

  • BrisingrKonungr

    Here is to hoping it will be released in Australia! Excellent work. The cover reminds me of when the admins/moderators post in the comments, Blue writing on Black background. Should be awesome, looking forward to this just as much as Book IV!

  • BrisingrKonungr

    Here is to hoping it will be released in Australia! Excellent work. The cover reminds me of when the admins/moderators post in the comments, Blue writing on Black background. Should be awesome, looking forward to this just as much as Book IV!

  • Dragonasker

    Thanks for answering my question, if it does come out ww that would be awesome, how is-was- comic con for those who went?

  • Dragonasker

    Thanks for answering my question, if it does come out ww that would be awesome, how is-was- comic con for those who went?

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    Congrats Mike !! Well done, I cannot wait to read it!

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    Congrats Mike !! Well done, I cannot wait to read it!

  • Bob

    The word is up, by the way 😛

  • Bob

    The word is up, by the way 😛

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @#$%& (Guest): i like how you put amazon.co.uk (europe) ….. (note the sarcasm)

    This looks awesome mike 😀 so going to buy it 😀 i didn’t know you were an author 🙂

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @#$%& (Guest): i like how you put amazon.co.uk (europe) ….. (note the sarcasm) This looks awesome mike 😀 so going to buy it 😀 i didn’t know you were an author 🙂

  • #$%&

    you can buy it on amazon.co.uk (Europe), amazon.com and other sites alike if you don’t mind if it is in english.
    btw, is the word on yet? can’t find it

  • #$%&

    you can buy it on amazon.co.uk (Europe), amazon.com and other sites alike if you don’t mind if it is in english.btw, is the word on yet? can’t find it

  • Tulkas

    Yay!

  • Tulkas

    Yay!

  • Mike

    This project was one that I began working on in high school 4 to 5 years ago. It evolved a lot from what it was then to what it is now, especially with the amazing help from Mark Vaz. As for it being picked up by Random House… I have a great agent and Random House is clearly a very open-minded and welcoming publisher. I love working with them! 🙂

    As for international releases… I honestly don’t know yet. I’d love to have the book available in every country of course but I’m not sure how realistic that is. Time will tell!

  • Mike

    This project was one that I began working on in high school 4 to 5 years ago. It evolved a lot from what it was then to what it is now, especially with the amazing help from Mark Vaz. As for it being picked up by Random House… I have a great agent and Random House is clearly a very open-minded and welcoming publisher. I love working with them! :)As for international releases… I honestly don’t know yet. I’d love to have the book available in every country of course but I’m not sure how realistic that is. Time will tell!

  • Baboo

    Congrats Mike! I look forward to reading it.

  • Baboo

    Congrats Mike! I look forward to reading it.

  • Dragonasker

    Is this available world wide or just in the US? If it is an international book, any idea when it will be released in other countries? Looks great Mike keep up the good work.

  • Dragonasker

    Is this available world wide or just in the US? If it is an international book, any idea when it will be released in other countries? Looks great Mike keep up the good work.

  • vannet

    Wow thats awsome!! how did you get started on this? like did random house contact you or something?

  • vannet

    Wow thats awsome!! how did you get started on this? like did random house contact you or something?

  • Bob

    I held the manuscript in my hand a few weeks ago.

  • Bob

    I held the manuscript in my hand a few weeks ago.

  • Bob

    I held the manuscript in my hand a few weeks ago.

    • Josh Arnold

      What are you talking about, man?

  • Smoke

    Great News. This will tide me over until the book gets here.

  • Smoke

    Great News. This will tide me over until the book gets here.

  • Smoke

    Great News. This will tide me over until the book gets here.

  • Bob

    SUPER SECRET!

  • Bob

    SUPER SECRET!

  • Chris

    It’s been listed on Amazon for some time now.

    This is the big secret project we’ve been hinting at for awhile btw. 😛

  • Chris

    It’s been listed on Amazon for some time now. This is the big secret project we’ve been hinting at for awhile btw. 😛

  • zasekr1

    congrats mike on getting this done and surprising us all im sure its going to be excellent considerin ur a mad inheritance fan lol

  • zasekr1

    congrats mike on getting this done and surprising us all im sure its going to be excellent considerin ur a mad inheritance fan lol

  • #$%&

    yes it is! and there’s one that says it will be available on 10 August 2010.

  • #$%&

    yes it is! and there’s one that says it will be available on 10 August 2010.

  • #$%&

    yes it is! and there’s one that says it will be available on 10 August 2010.

  • #$%&

    great! I hope I can buy it, I don’t know if it will be available at amazon.co.uk. Where will it be available to buy?

  • #$%&

    great! I hope I can buy it, I don’t know if it will be available at amazon.co.uk. Where will it be available to buy?

  • Bob

    I’ll admit, I knew.

    A little note to everyone, Mike really has been working continuously for the past two years to get this book written, spending much of his time each day to get it written. Congratulations to him to finally get it done!

  • Bob

    I’ll admit, I knew.A little note to everyone, Mike really has been working continuously for the past two years to get this book written, spending much of his time each day to get it written. Congratulations to him to finally get it done!

  • SilverMagic

    Now I can’t wait for October! 🙂

  • SilverMagic

    Now I can’t wait for October! 🙂