Comic-Con Interview with Christopher Paolini – Part 1

The wait is over and part one of our exclusive interview with Christopher Paolini from the 2010 Comic-Con International has finally arrived! We sat down with Christopher and threw nearly every good question we received in an over-thirty-five-minute interview. The interview has been broken into three parts and we are excited to share part one with you now. Part one touches on many great topics, including true names (they’re “serious business”!), Joed, Arya, Solembum’s eyes, floating crystals and dream caves, premonitions and prophecies, Tornac the horse, Oromis, Glaedr, sixth senses, and more! Continue reading for the interview!

Comic-Con Interview Part 1 – Audio:

Questions we asked during part one:

  • Why was Sloan’s true name omitted from the books?
    • Will we never see a true name for a main character?
  • Is “Longshanks” Jeod’s nickname or surname?
  • In Eldest, on page 216, Arya says “the wyrm has bitten its own tail” — what did she mean?
  • Solembum has had multiple eye colors. Was this intentional?
  • Are you able to explain the floating crystal on the island of Eom and the dream well in Mani’s Caves?
    • Do these magical phenomenons have any influence on the dreams that Eragon has had?
  • In the world of Alagaesia, does every premonition or prediction in the books have to come true?
  • What happened to Tornac (the horse) after Murtagh was taken by the Twins?
  • What is an illuminator?
  • Was Orimis and Glaedr’s death scene always planned or a last minute decision?
    • Did it bother Christopher to kill them?
  • Will Eragon’s gedwey ignasia functioning as a warning for incoming danger (or sixth sense) be used again in the books?
  • What would happen if someone discovered Saphira’s true name and ordered her to kill Eragon?

Favorite quote from the interview: “True names are serious business.”

Parts two and three will be posted in the coming days (though not too soon — we’ll keep you updated on Twitter!). Make sure you stay tuned — parts two and three get even better! (Part three answers some burning questions about Christopher’s progress through Book 4!) We hope to release a transcript of part one shortly.

Transcript of Part 1
Remember, you can listen to the actual audio from the interview in the audio player above!

Mike: This was submitted by a bunch of people, no specific name. Why was Sloan’s true name omitted from the books?

Christopher: Because, and I thought about that very carefully, I am not going to give any true names verbatim in the series. And that is because Ursula K. Le Guin used true names in her Wizards of Earthsea series. She wasn’t the first; she’s not the last, it’s a very old concept but in her books she actually gave the true names of her characters. But in my book the problem is when I read them, it felt as if they lost their power being put on a page. Because, when I saw them, they were just names, they were just words. They didn’t feel like they had power, to me. So I tried to omit them, also because I believe the true names of my world actually involve more then just a simple word; it could be a phrase or a paragraph could be your true name. It could be a book. I mean it could be a very involved thing and it would be a rather clunky and obtrusive within the pros to be using something like that all the time.

M: So does that mean we’ll never see a true name in the books?

C: No no, I’m not planning on putting any true names in explicitly although they may be referred to. But I’ll never actually right it out.

M: They have been, I think, before.

C: Yep.

M: This is an interesting one—

C: Besides, also, I don’t want any of the fans to be able to control my characters so, you know…[laughter]

M: A couple people asked, is Longshanks Jeod’s last name—or surname…nickname or surname?

C: It’s a nickname.

M: Okay, that was easy!

C: Just like “Stronghammer” for Roran.

M: Valbrandr94, I think, asked: In Eldest, on page 216, Arya tells Lifaen and Narí: Go to Sílthrim and inform Captain Damítha, ‘that which she once hoped for—and feared—has occurred; the wyrm has bitten its own tail.’ What did she mean?

C: Arya is referring to—and actually that city is Sílthrim [pronunciation], it’s hard to pronounce.

M: I told you I’d get one wrong!

C: Arya was basically sending a slightly coded message to her friend saying that Saphira’s egg had hatched. And that was the reference to what she had feared because Arya’s friend had feared that the egg hatching would upset the balance of power and the world would begin to change again. Elves aren’t really big on change, you know?

M: They live so long…

C: Yeah, they have many positive attributes but enthusiasm for new experiences isn’t always one of them.

M: Now this is a question I had while writing The Inheritance Almanac but it came from a lot of people. Solembum has had multiple eye colors throughout the three books including: black, gold, and red. Is it possible this was an error or do werecats have the ability to change the color of their eyes.

C: The red one is, of course, when his eyes were reflecting light. Like the way animals do, which can make them appear reddish or irridescent. The other thing is that he’s a shape-shifter and you’re asking whether or not his eye color can change. He can change his whole body shape. Solembum’s eyes are a source of infinite mystery and we’re not going to get into why the author chose to change his colors.

M: Fair enough.

M: This is another good one and we could probably count up to a hundred the amount of times we’ve gotten this question. Are you able to explain what the floating crystal on the island of Eoam as well as the dream well in Mani’s caves are? Are you able to explain what they are?

C: I don’t want to go into the specifics but they’re natural manifestations of energy which, in Eragon’s world, people tend to call magic. So magic is, of course, the manipulation of energy through your mental powers, essentially. That’s what the telepathy is and all other forms of magic. And, of course, the spirits in my world are actually conscious beings composed purely of energy. And that’s the approach I took to all the magic in my world. It’s almost a scientific approach, saying it’s manipulation of energy and how that works within the world. So those two examples, and they are not the only ones—I might add, there are other places in Eragon’s world where magic can be found in the wild. They’re extremely dangerous. They’re usually far more powerful in, however they’re manifesting, then any one human magician could ever hope to achieve. And they’re generally better off avoided. The Dream cave as the name applies, is a place you can go and experience extremely vivid, magically dreams of various kinds. Sometimes they’re premonitions, sometimes they’re visions of what could have been. Very strange things happen there.

M: Now does that have any influence on some of the dreams Eragon has had?

C: Eragon’s dream..now I know I’ve said premonitions usually only go a short distance in the future but Eragon’s kind of an odd case because he’s in a very, very strange position with regard to what’s happening in the world and who he is and his dreams are happening because: one, he’s become fairly powerful and he’s always been fairly powerful with magic. And two: the world is shifting and that’s why sometimes things tend to leak through occasionally in dreams. Although, I should say that his dreams of Arya were not premonitions. They were current events, essentially scrying but they weren’t premonitions and I think I did say that in Eldest.

M: He did have one dream that hasn’t happened yet.

C: True, but he’s also had several dreams that haven’t happened yet, just in general.

M: Now, this is my question, not in the interview but; In your world, is every premonition, does it have to come true? Though we discussed the elf who killed himself to prove not. But, what happens more often?

C: Well, the majority is most of the time, if you have a premonition what you had a premonition of is what comes to place. Because—again—as I said in the books, if you don’t know how that event is going to end up taking place, there’s really nothing you can do to prevent it. However, if Eragon has a premonition of X—and let’s say X is a battle—he’s not the only player involved in the battle. So if Murtagh, for example, were to do something completely out of character or unexpected, Murtagh could end up changing that premonition. Even if Eragon didn’t consciously. So, people’s fates aren’t set in stone. If there’s a premonition of an event, it’s a strong suggestion that it might happen, but it’s by no means 100% certain.

M: So we should be wary of any premonitions.

C: You should be very wary. I just killed a character in the manuscript, you know.

M: Oh geez…

C: Yeah, very bloodily. There were spikes involved.

M: Well, you left Eragon hanging bloodied off of hooks—

C: Manicles, not hooks!

M: Next question, what happened to Tornac the horse after Murtagh was taken by the twins?

C: No, his horse was left at the Varden. I assume that it would have been appropriated by someone else at the Varden. Eragon didn’t need the horse and even if Eragon had asked for the horse to be cared for for a little while in the hopes that Murtagh might have been found. Of course, in the end, he wouldn’t have. And Eragon still had Snowfire at the time and that, to me seemed like, you know, Eragon didn’t need two horses and he ended up giving Snowfire away to Roran. Ultimately, I think Tornac ended up with someone else in the Varden.

M: Well that was asked by Robert the Rider.

M: This one is from AryaxEragon. In Eldest, Oromis said that Brom came from a family of illuminators. What is an illuminator?

C: An illuminator is someone who illuminates of draws pictures or letters, handmade manuscripts. It’s a very demanding skill and tends to drive people blind, actually. But illuminating is a really wonderful form of art and if anyone is unfamiliar with it, I suggest looking of the Book of Kells**9:06(??) online or the Doomsday book or any other famous illuminated manuscripts. Look at some pictures online, they’re really beautiful.

M: Sonia49 asked: Did you plan to kill off Oromis and Glaedr in Brisingr or was it a last minute snap?

C: I planned to kill them from the very beginning of the series. The only big change was that at the end of when I decided to split the last book into two parts, I had to find a good ending spot for the first half of that, the first volume. And since I was decided to kill the men in any case and I knew they were going to die it seemed like their deaths provided a good stopping place for the first volume and a good jumping off point for the next book.

M: Did it bug you to kill them?

C: Of course it did, but I had to do it.

M: Sal asked: In book 1, the gedwëy ignasia seemed to be able to sense danger coming. Several times, right before being attacked, it would, say Eragon felt a tingling sensation coming from his hand. After book one it was never mentioned again, nor was it explained.

C: You know, it’s funny cause I keep meaning to use that again. And it would happen again, it’s not as if I did forget it. The problem is, ever since book one, Eragon has been mainly been wearing gloves because you wear gloves when you swordfight. And I’ve done some sparring myself and, trust me, you want some gloves. You skin knuckles left and right. So, he wouldn’t see any sort of reaction from the gedwëy ignasia. And as for feeling it, there haven’t really been any situations so far where he’s been in any close quarters danger like that which would have allowed any sort of premonition like that to work. At least the way it works in my head. Like Murtagh showing up in Brisingr to attack the Varden was sort of a long distance thing. Murtagh showing up at a distance and it didn’t seem to me like Eragon’s, perhaps little bit of sixth sense, would have worked like that. But it will show up in the last book.

M: That’s quite a useful tool.

C: Yeah, it’s little bit of a spider sense, there.

M: This is a good question, I like this one. Du Súndavar Freohr—

C: Du Súndavar Freohr [pronunciation]!

M: You’re good! [Du Súndavar Freohr] asks: What would happen if someone discovered Saphira’s true name and ordered her to kill Eragon, would their bond take precident over her true name or would she have to kill him?

C: She’d would have to kill him.

M: Whoa.

C: Yes, true names are serious business.

M: Well, that was a good answer—or quick answer.

C: Or she might go to kill him with the intention of killing him and just quick accidentally trip and break her neck. Which she would have the wiggle room to do. But she would have to be on the way to kill him.

A note about Eragon hanging in those manacles: Christopher mentioned that to us in the Suvudu interview, which was taped right before ours, so there doesn’t seem to be any context.

  • KeenReader

    he’s taking the mick finishing this last book, i mean come on man! 😀

  • zacxdax

    ive read them all multiple times but when a release date is set im reading them all again

  • Smileitsfreetherapy

    When Eragon finds the eldunari, most will prob be in the same place, except a couple which may have been handed down through family, and they would have to be somewhere close to galby since he hardly ever flies around. Also consider the eldunari have been forced to work for galby, so Eragon will probly just release them all, maybe he will find his namesakes eldunari, but i dont think he will use any more then two, and release the rest, and he already has one,

  • Troberts217

    i think the first Eragon’s dragon’s eldunari will be in the vault of souls and give Eragon all the power he needs.

  • beastinator648

    CP is the beastiest writer ever.You cant name a series better than his.”PS.I think Arya is the new rider.”

  • bArEbOnEs

    well it goes like this when is the f-in book comin out ? i had spent almost a year to get my mom to read them while she was sick with cancer then she read them an we was waiting for the next book to come out but she passed away befor it came out i have read all the books about 5 times each and i am really sick of the pumpin up of this its time for the book to be released is it not ? its realy getting old all this hype about the damn book so bring it on an stop the delaying !!

  • bookmonster5000

    arrrrrrggggghhhhh i want the book now its driving me crazy i have had to buy all the books again because i wore out my first copies and now im on my way to wearing these out too
    CP needs to finish writing, publish and ship the book asap.

  • Sindhya

    When does the next one will come in Italy??? Please ANSWER ME!

  • ME

    Prediction: The Vault of Souls is Galbutorix’s hiding place for Eldunari. well, one of them at least.

    • Awesome Guy 5

      I thought that too when I read about the vault of souls in the book

    • Ppmandolkar

      I think the vault of souls is mentioned in the chapter describing the journey of Saphira & Eragon from Farthen Dur to Ellesmera after he coronation of Orik . The place where they stop for water . Eragon notices the place , but doesn’t suspect it to be vault of souls .

    • Boo

      the vault of souls may be where floating crystal on the island of Eoam or where dream well in Mani’s caves?

  • Ryan Cashin

    i think… im going to read all the books again before i read the last one

  • Nightstaralexander

    If we had to take a vote, I would choose that Eragon lives and Glabatorix dies but who wouldn’t want that I guess. A question,
    If someone were to find out Eragon’s true name, could Eragon change his personality really quickly to get out of that person’s control? Or would he have no control what-so-ever?

  • OMG! XD

    When I heard the AryaxEragon name…. I facepalmed so hard, its going to leave a redmark on me for WEEKS..

  • EGGBREAKER

    I do believe that Kuthain is the name of Galbatorix’s first dragon. the reason arya and oromis couldn’t remember where they heard the name is becasue of the banishing of names that galbatorix and the forsworn were forced to undergo. so the rock of kuthain is probably where his first dragon died. the vault of souls is probably well i don’t know about that but the rock of kuthain is galbatorix’s first dragon’s name i’m sure.

    • StykBandyt

      I must disagree with your reasoning. I say this because Galbatorix’s first dragon was killed BEFORE Galby went mad…the Forsworn were not formed yet so his first dragon’s name would not have been included in that banishing.

      • guess who

        his dragon was called jarnunvosk, its mentioned in brisingr

    • Bluetooth26

      That is so wrong. In eldest oromis says that galbu’s first dragon did not lose his name

  • Jeriah

    You can find the interview where CP talks about Eragon being tortured (we assume) on Youtube. I just watched it. 🙂

  • Jeriah

    You can find the interview where CP talks about Eragon being tortured (we assume) on Youtube. I just watched it. 🙂

  • Jeriah

    You can find the interview where CP talks about Eragon being tortured (we assume) on Youtube. I just watched it. 🙂

  • oromis1221

    @EternalShade (Guest): Friday!!! yay!!!

  • oromis1221

    @EternalShade (Guest): Friday!!! yay!!!

  • oromis1221

    @EternalShade (Guest): Friday!!! yay!!!

  • EternalShade

    Hey Mike whens part 2 gonna be posted. Its been a week now, ive been trying to be patient lol 😀 😀

  • EternalShade

    Hey Mike whens part 2 gonna be posted. Its been a week now, ive been trying to be patient lol 😀 😀

  • EternalShade

    Hey Mike whens part 2 gonna be posted. Its been a week now, ive been trying to be patient lol 😀 😀

  • eat7e

    @vannet: When Erogon was flying over the lake he sees an abandoned castle

  • eat7e

    @vannet: When Erogon was flying over the lake he sees an abandoned castle

  • eat7e

    @vannet: When Erogon was flying over the lake he sees an abandoned castle

  • superbob92

    @Xxx (Guest): dude, that’s some backup on an epic level. Thanks.

  • superbob92

    @Xxx (Guest): dude, that’s some backup on an epic level. Thanks.

  • PeterGriffin

    @Mike. If that is the case then I apologize. I do wish you could have more help so that things could move more smoothly though.

  • PeterGriffin

    @Mike. If that is the case then I apologize. I do wish you could have more help so that things could move more smoothly though.

  • PeterGriffin

    @Mike. If that is the case then I apologize. I do wish you could have more help so that things could move more smoothly though.

  • convertedmoviefan

    first i would like to say that i am very pleased with this site and its abilaty to get most of the information that everyone wants on upcoming inheritance material i know its not easy to do and juggle a job or two, however i must say that it would be nice if updates and posts came more frequently.

    second, i find it amazing that everyone is stuck on the fact that mike brought up information that he recieved earlier in the comic-con and that they are making posts even after mike explains how he got the info, which reiterates my previous post. before you make a comment on something you should check your facts before you make yourself sound ignorant .

    and last, i agree with those people who feel others should stop bashing paolini. the fact that he is taking such a long time to finish a the last book is that he wants to finish it in a way that pleases us fans, and to do so it is requiring a lot of thought and effort. be patient and wait for him to finish. he has already stated that he has a deadline to finish by (i know for sertan he said so at the boyscout jamboree because i watched a video of his interview there) so we know that he will finish sometime soon. also he said at comic-con and the boyscout jamboree that he is near the fish of the book that he “can see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak” so just realize that the book will most likely be out sometime in the next year and wait patently.

  • convertedmoviefan

    first i would like to say that i am very pleased with this site and its abilaty to get most of the information that everyone wants on upcoming inheritance material i know its not easy to do and juggle a job or two, however i must say that it would be nice if updates and posts came more frequently. second, i find it amazing that everyone is stuck on the fact that mike brought up information that he recieved earlier in the comic-con and that they are making posts even after mike explains how he got the info, which reiterates my previous post. before you make a comment on something you should check your facts before you make yourself sound ignorant .and last, i agree with those people who feel others should stop bashing paolini. the fact that he is taking such a long time to finish a the last book is that he wants to finish it in a way that pleases us fans, and to do so it is requiring a lot of thought and effort. be patient and wait for him to finish. he has already stated that he has a deadline to finish by (i know for sertan he said so at the boyscout jamboree because i watched a video of his interview there) so we know that he will finish sometime soon. also he said at comic-con and the boyscout jamboree that he is near the fish of the book that he “can see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak” so just realize that the book will most likely be out sometime in the next year and wait patently.

  • convertedmoviefan

    first i would like to say that i am very pleased with this site and its abilaty to get most of the information that everyone wants on upcoming inheritance material i know its not easy to do and juggle a job or two, however i must say that it would be nice if updates and posts came more frequently. second, i find it amazing that everyone is stuck on the fact that mike brought up information that he recieved earlier in the comic-con and that they are making posts even after mike explains how he got the info, which reiterates my previous post. before you make a comment on something you should check your facts before you make yourself sound ignorant .and last, i agree with those people who feel others should stop bashing paolini. the fact that he is taking such a long time to finish a the last book is that he wants to finish it in a way that pleases us fans, and to do so it is requiring a lot of thought and effort. be patient and wait for him to finish. he has already stated that he has a deadline to finish by (i know for sertan he said so at the boyscout jamboree because i watched a video of his interview there) so we know that he will finish sometime soon. also he said at comic-con and the boyscout jamboree that he is near the fish of the book that he “can see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak” so just realize that the book will most likely be out sometime in the next year and wait patently.

  • Barney

    If I caused offense than I apologize. I think that you guys certainly work very hard, and that their are very few, if any, of us who could do better. I understand that all the contributers on this site have personal lives and that they have taken an enormous amount of time out of those lives to provide us with this info.

    I was unaware of the methods of feedback provided on shurtugal and will certainly utilize them in the future. I love this series as much as the next person on here and I will try to prevent my eagerness being mistaken as rudeness in the future.

  • Barney

    If I caused offense than I apologize. I think that you guys certainly work very hard, and that their are very few, if any, of us who could do better. I understand that all the contributers on this site have personal lives and that they have taken an enormous amount of time out of those lives to provide us with this info.

    I was unaware of the methods of feedback provided on shurtugal and will certainly utilize them in the future. I love this series as much as the next person on here and I will try to prevent my eagerness being mistaken as rudeness in the future.

  • Barney

    If I caused offense than I apologize. I think that you guys certainly work very hard, and that their are very few, if any, of us who could do better. I understand that all the contributers on this site have personal lives and that they have taken an enormous amount of time out of those lives to provide us with this info.

    I was unaware of the methods of feedback provided on shurtugal and will certainly utilize them in the future. I love this series as much as the next person on here and I will try to prevent my eagerness being mistaken as rudeness in the future.

  • cookiecake

    i’m so looking foward to the 4th book! This interview was a great place to get the latest info. i wonder when the 2nd part will be put on the cite?

    p.s i really like how you have the adio and the text.

    Excellent job mike!

  • cookiecake

    i’m so looking foward to the 4th book! This interview was a great place to get the latest info. i wonder when the 2nd part will be put on the cite?

    p.s i really like how you have the adio and the text.
    Excellent job mike!

  • ab

    Solembum’s predictions states that when all his powers seem insufficient, go to the vault of souls and speak your name to open it. The vault of souls is obviously a place where the dragon’s hearts are, or once were. He will go to the place possibly on vroengard and get the power neccesary to defeat his enemies.

  • ab

    Solembum’s predictions states that when all his powers seem insufficient, go to the vault of souls and speak your name to open it. The vault of souls is obviously a place where the dragon’s hearts are, or once were. He will go to the place possibly on vroengard and get the power neccesary to defeat his enemies.

  • ab

    Solembum’s predictions states that when all his powers seem insufficient, go to the vault of souls and speak your name to open it. The vault of souls is obviously a place where the dragon’s hearts are, or once were. He will go to the place possibly on vroengard and get the power neccesary to defeat his enemies.

  • yulerule

    @Were176cRider (Guest): I never thought of that! I guess Galby can make Thorn and Murtagh kill each other. Scary…

  • yulerule

    @Were176cRider (Guest): I never thought of that! I guess Galby can make Thorn and Murtagh kill each other. Scary…

  • yulerule

    @Were176cRider (Guest): I never thought of that! I guess Galby can make Thorn and Murtagh kill each other. Scary…

  • Were176cRider

    Wow. If a true name can cause a Dragon to kill his Rider, Galbatorix has serious power over Murtagh and Thorn.

  • Were176cRider

    Wow. If a true name can cause a Dragon to kill his Rider, Galbatorix has serious power over Murtagh and Thorn.

  • Were176cRider

    Wow. If a true name can cause a Dragon to kill his Rider, Galbatorix has serious power over Murtagh and Thorn.

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    @PeterGriffin (Guest):

    I’m not sure if you’re telling him that he could have help, or you’re volunteering, but if you’re saying that his lack of help is his own fault, piss off. He does an awesome job here, if you don’t like the job being done, find another site. Oh wait, there is none.

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    @PeterGriffin (Guest): I’m not sure if you’re telling him that he could have help, or you’re volunteering, but if you’re saying that his lack of help is his own fault, piss off. He does an awesome job here, if you don’t like the job being done, find another site. Oh wait, there is none.

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    @PeterGriffin (Guest): I’m not sure if you’re telling him that he could have help, or you’re volunteering, but if you’re saying that his lack of help is his own fault, piss off. He does an awesome job here, if you don’t like the job being done, find another site. Oh wait, there is none.

  • Mike

    @PeterGriffin (Guest): That is very much not the case. A vast majority of the work I do can only be done with me. The work that can be done by others is usually shared between Chris, Robert, and I. Regardless, if you have feedback, this is not the place (as I noted below).

  • Mike

    @PeterGriffin (Guest): That is very much not the case. A vast majority of the work I do can only be done with me. The work that can be done by others is usually shared between Chris, Robert, and I. Regardless, if you have feedback, this is not the place (as I noted below).

  • Mike

    @PeterGriffin (Guest): That is very much not the case. A vast majority of the work I do can only be done with me. The work that can be done by others is usually shared between Chris, Robert, and I. Regardless, if you have feedback, this is not the place (as I noted below).

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    @Mike Macauley:

    Mike your best is more than enough. You do an amazing job on this site, and everyone here appreciates it, people just need to realize how much you actually do. Good job 😀

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    @Mike Macauley: Mike your best is more than enough. You do an amazing job on this site, and everyone here appreciates it, people just need to realize how much you actually do. Good job 😀

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    @Mike Macauley: Mike your best is more than enough. You do an amazing job on this site, and everyone here appreciates it, people just need to realize how much you actually do. Good job 😀

  • PeterGriffin

    “As a reminder, I essentially single-handedly run this website (with occasional help from Chris and Robert) and do not get paid to do so. ” And as we all know that is exactly the way you want it. If you wanted volunteers to share the workload plenty of people would be happy to do so.

  • PeterGriffin

    “As a reminder, I essentially single-handedly run this website (with occasional help from Chris and Robert) and do not get paid to do so. ” And as we all know that is exactly the way you want it. If you wanted volunteers to share the workload plenty of people would be happy to do so.

  • PeterGriffin

    “As a reminder, I essentially single-handedly run this website (with occasional help from Chris and Robert) and do not get paid to do so. ” And as we all know that is exactly the way you want it. If you wanted volunteers to share the workload plenty of people would be happy to do so.

  • Mike

    I have and always will appreciate the feedback we receive from our visitors. It is key to ensuring that we are performing in a way that makes our visitors happy. However, offering your feedback or voicing grievances about Shur’tugal in news comments is not the way to go about doing this.

    We have a feedback form and feedback email address established for exactly this purpose. Please, in the future, use this form to submit your feedback or questions on how we run Shur’tugal. Just because you do not receive a reply does not mean we did not read your email. We receive HUNDREDS of emails a week and simply do not have the time to respond to each and every one of them. But we DO read them and do our best to reply.

    I’ve cleaned this discussion thread up a bit so that it can get back on topic of the interview. Any more feedback unrelated to the interview should go through the feedback form. As a reminder, I essentially single-handedly run this website (with occasional help from Chris and Robert) and do not get paid to do so. Operating a website that receives over a million visits a month is no small task, and balancing this website with my other jobs makes it even more difficult. I do my best.

  • Mike

    I have and always will appreciate the feedback we receive from our visitors. It is key to ensuring that we are performing in a way that makes our visitors happy. However, offering your feedback or voicing grievances about Shur’tugal in news comments is not the way to go about doing this.We have a feedback form and feedback email address established for exactly this purpose. Please, in the future, use this form to submit your feedback or questions on how we run Shur’tugal. Just because you do not receive a reply does not mean we did not read your email. We receive HUNDREDS of emails a week and simply do not have the time to respond to each and every one of them. But we DO read them and do our best to reply.I’ve cleaned this discussion thread up a bit so that it can get back on topic of the interview. Any more feedback unrelated to the interview should go through the feedback form. As a reminder, I essentially single-handedly run this website (with occasional help from Chris and Robert) and do not get paid to do so. Operating a website that receives over a million visits a month is no small task, and balancing this website with my other jobs makes it even more difficult. I do my best.

  • Mike

    I have and always will appreciate the feedback we receive from our visitors. It is key to ensuring that we are performing in a way that makes our visitors happy. However, offering your feedback or voicing grievances about Shur’tugal in news comments is not the way to go about doing this.We have a feedback form and feedback email address established for exactly this purpose. Please, in the future, use this form to submit your feedback or questions on how we run Shur’tugal. Just because you do not receive a reply does not mean we did not read your email. We receive HUNDREDS of emails a week and simply do not have the time to respond to each and every one of them. But we DO read them and do our best to reply.I’ve cleaned this discussion thread up a bit so that it can get back on topic of the interview. Any more feedback unrelated to the interview should go through the feedback form. As a reminder, I essentially single-handedly run this website (with occasional help from Chris and Robert) and do not get paid to do so. Operating a website that receives over a million visits a month is no small task, and balancing this website with my other jobs makes it even more difficult. I do my best.

  • XxxX

    @Tulkas: Thank you but you really didn’t need to post that

    I have the book you know :D:O

  • XxxX

    @Tulkas: Thank you but you really didn’t need to post that
    I have the book you know :D:O

  • XxxX

    @Tulkas: Thank you but you really didn’t need to post that
    I have the book you know :D:O

  • EternalShade

    @Pasinius (Guest):

    I dont think he’d kill Eragon off.

  • EternalShade

    @Pasinius (Guest):
    I dont think he’d kill Eragon off.

  • EternalShade

    @Pasinius (Guest):
    I dont think he’d kill Eragon off.

  • Yulerule

    @mmm (Guest): Also, I listened to the audio while reading the transcript, and CP said quite.

    Anyway, I wish book 4 would come out tomorrow.

  • Yulerule

    @mmm (Guest): Also, I listened to the audio while reading the transcript, and CP said quite.Anyway, I wish book 4 would come out tomorrow.

  • Yulerule

    @mmm (Guest): Also, I listened to the audio while reading the transcript, and CP said quite.Anyway, I wish book 4 would come out tomorrow.

  • savasung

    I did some reading into the eyes of Solembum and realised that his eyes change colours with the different books. But heres the cool thing. In book one they are black, the same colour as Shruikan. In Eldest they are red, which is thorn and then in Brisingr they are gold. Do I see a pattern emerging here?

  • savasung

    I did some reading into the eyes of Solembum and realised that his eyes change colours with the different books. But heres the cool thing. In book one they are black, the same colour as Shruikan. In Eldest they are red, which is thorn and then in Brisingr they are gold. Do I see a pattern emerging here?

  • Tulkas

    @XxxX (Guest):
    Eragon: “Where was Morzan’s castle?”
    Oromis: “Is, not was; the castle still stands. Galbratorix uses it for himself now. It is situated among the foothills of the Spine, near the north-western shore of Leona Lake, hidden well away from the rest of the land.”

  • Tulkas

    @XxxX (Guest): Eragon: “Where was Morzan’s castle?”Oromis: “Is, not was; the castle still stands. Galbratorix uses it for himself now. It is situated among the foothills of the Spine, near the north-western shore of Leona Lake, hidden well away from the rest of the land.”

  • Pasinius

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    Maybe Eragon will die!

  • Pasinius

    @EternalShade (Guest):Maybe Eragon will die!

  • EternalShade

    @vannet: or he might want to purposely get captured so he would be taken to Galby and maybe capture the green egg. :O

  • EternalShade

    @vannet: or he might want to purposely get captured so he would be taken to Galby and maybe capture the green egg. :O

  • guest2.0

    Is the suvudo interview exclusive to comicon visitors? Would it be possible for you to put that up as well? Doing good mike!

  • guest2.0

    Is the suvudo interview exclusive to comicon visitors? Would it be possible for you to put that up as well? Doing good mike!

  • Jakashi

    Yep im really looking forward to it now and i wanna see the other partsof the interview.

  • Jakashi

    Yep im really looking forward to it now and i wanna see the other partsof the interview.

  • Jakashi

    Yep im really looking forward to it now and i wanna see the other partsof the interview.

  • Barney

    So there’s one thing we do know, at some point in Book 4, Eragon will be hanging from manacles…

  • Barney

    So there’s one thing we do know, at some point in Book 4, Eragon will be hanging from manacles…

  • Barney

    So there’s one thing we do know, at some point in Book 4, Eragon will be hanging from manacles…

  • vannet

    @mmm (Guest): “with the intention of killing him and just quick accidentally trip and break her neck” Ummm im pretty sure he meant to say quite there lol otherwis quick makes absolutely no sense 🙂 sounds kinda funny actually lol

  • vannet

    @mmm (Guest): “with the intention of killing him and just quick accidentally trip and break her neck” Ummm im pretty sure he meant to say quite there lol otherwis quick makes absolutely no sense 🙂 sounds kinda funny actually lol

  • vannet

    @mmm (Guest): “with the intention of killing him and just quick accidentally trip and break her neck” Ummm im pretty sure he meant to say quite there lol otherwis quick makes absolutely no sense 🙂 sounds kinda funny actually lol

  • Jakashi

    I agree with the bashing on CP is wrong he’s gonna have to take time to end the book in a way that is brilliant and theres so much left unanswered, I just finished rereading the series i still think its amazing .

  • Jakashi

    I agree with the bashing on CP is wrong he’s gonna have to take time to end the book in a way that is brilliant and theres so much left unanswered, I just finished rereading the series i still think its amazing .

  • Jakashi

    I agree with the bashing on CP is wrong he’s gonna have to take time to end the book in a way that is brilliant and theres so much left unanswered, I just finished rereading the series i still think its amazing .

  • mmm

    @yulerule (Guest): actually quick is used in the right context go back and read it over hahahah

  • mmm

    @yulerule (Guest): actually quick is used in the right context go back and read it over hahahah

  • mmm

    @yulerule (Guest): actually quick is used in the right context go back and read it over hahahah

  • yulerule

    I can’t wait for the next part of the interview. To Mike:
    Just wanted to mention that there seems to be three misspellings in the transcript:
    right should be write (at the beginning)
    manicles should be manacles
    and quick should be quite (at the end).

  • yulerule

    I can’t wait for the next part of the interview. To Mike:Just wanted to mention that there seems to be three misspellings in the transcript:right should be write (at the beginning)manicles should be manaclesand quick should be quite (at the end).

  • XxxX

    Guy’s do you want to see a real bash on Inheritence

    Check out this website

    It makes some good points but refuses to address the positive aspects of the books by rewording and rephrasing things

    http://pitykelfin.blogspot.com/2006/09/criticism-paolinis-eldest.html

    He is REALLY MEAN

    DON’t go if you don’t wan’t to see a Paolini BASH to the EXTREME

  • XxxX

    Guy’s do you want to see a real bash on Inheritence
    Check out this website
    It makes some good points but refuses to address the positive aspects of the books by rewording and rephrasing things
    http://pitykelfin.blogspot.com/2006/09/criticism-paolinis-eldest.html

    He is REALLY MEAN

    DON’t go if you don’t wan’t to see a Paolini BASH to the EXTREME

  • XxxX

    @vannet:

    I never said that you didn’t say that

    It just stuck me the moment I read it.

    And he doesn’t litterally it’s still standing I don’t remember the exact words

    It’s just that Oromis tells Eragon that it IS and not WAS

    or something like that.

    Either way that’s probably important

    Other wise why explicitly add that

  • XxxX

    @vannet:
    I never said that you didn’t say that
    It just stuck me the moment I read it.
    And he doesn’t litterally it’s still standing I don’t remember the exact words
    It’s just that Oromis tells Eragon that it IS and not WAS
    or something like that.
    Either way that’s probably important
    Other wise why explicitly add that

  • XxxX

    @vannet:
    I never said that you didn’t say that
    It just stuck me the moment I read it.
    And he doesn’t litterally it’s still standing I don’t remember the exact words
    It’s just that Oromis tells Eragon that it IS and not WAS
    or something like that.
    Either way that’s probably important
    Other wise why explicitly add that

  • PrettyBullet

    Dangit!! I spelled Eragon’s name wrong too…. forgive me!!!

  • PrettyBullet

    Dangit!! I spelled Eragon’s name wrong too…. forgive me!!!

  • PrettyBullet

    HAHA, sorry im dyslexic,

    right=Write

    Embarrassing

    Much Love CP
    Sarah

  • PrettyBullet

    HAHA, sorry im dyslexic, right=Write Embarrassing Much Love CP Sarah

  • PrettyBullet

    HAHA, sorry im dyslexic, right=Write Embarrassing Much Love CP Sarah

  • PrettyBullet

    I still believe the 1ST EARGON has something to do with the vault of souls.. but thats just a feeling…

    2ndly

    I think CP is experiencing SEVER WRITERS BLOCK! and understandable so. His number one is to make BOOK 4 better then the other three, and end it in a way is just.. thats alot off stress… who’d a thought that a 15 year old boy would right a book, and make it to the best sellers list?? i understand he is now a young adult.. but do you really think he thought THIS MANY PEOPLE would know his name and want to read his work?? no wonder the kid has writers block…
    GOOD LUCK CP!
    Cant wait for you to finish and read the best closing book of all time!

  • PrettyBullet

    I still believe the 1ST EARGON has something to do with the vault of souls.. but thats just a feeling… 2ndly I think CP is experiencing SEVER WRITERS BLOCK! and understandable so. His number one is to make BOOK 4 better then the other three, and end it in a way is just.. thats alot off stress… who’d a thought that a 15 year old boy would right a book, and make it to the best sellers list?? i understand he is now a young adult.. but do you really think he thought THIS MANY PEOPLE would know his name and want to read his work?? no wonder the kid has writers block… GOOD LUCK CP! Cant wait for you to finish and read the best closing book of all time!

  • PrettyBullet

    I still believe the 1ST EARGON has something to do with the vault of souls.. but thats just a feeling… 2ndly I think CP is experiencing SEVER WRITERS BLOCK! and understandable so. His number one is to make BOOK 4 better then the other three, and end it in a way is just.. thats alot off stress… who’d a thought that a 15 year old boy would right a book, and make it to the best sellers list?? i understand he is now a young adult.. but do you really think he thought THIS MANY PEOPLE would know his name and want to read his work?? no wonder the kid has writers block… GOOD LUCK CP! Cant wait for you to finish and read the best closing book of all time!

  • vannet

    @XxxX (Guest): I never said it couldn’t be morzan’s castle but that is a good theory. ( I also don’t see the part where Paolini said that it was “still standing”)

  • vannet

    @XxxX (Guest): I never said it couldn’t be morzan’s castle but that is a good theory. ( I also don’t see the part where Paolini said that it was “still standing”)

  • vannet

    @XxxX (Guest): I never said it couldn’t be morzan’s castle but that is a good theory. ( I also don’t see the part where Paolini said that it was “still standing”)

  • XxxX

    @vannet:

    YOu know the place could be Morzan\’s Castle

    Why else would Paolini specifically state that it was still standing?????

  • XxxX

    @vannet:
    YOu know the place could be Morzan’s Castle

    Why else would Paolini specifically state that it was still standing?????

  • XxxX

    @vannet:
    YOu know the place could be Morzan’s Castle

    Why else would Paolini specifically state that it was still standing?????

  • jimmy

    @TheMerovingian (Guest): are you serious man? I agree people are getting impatient with the book taking so long, but it’s tough for him, having to do countless interviews, gatherings, maintain a social life, and write an extremely long book with good quality. And also, the Harry potter books I only started after the IC, and to me, they were good but didn’t really impress me all that much. And LOTR I could hardly get through some chapters.

  • jimmy

    @TheMerovingian (Guest): are you serious man? I agree people are getting impatient with the book taking so long, but it’s tough for him, having to do countless interviews, gatherings, maintain a social life, and write an extremely long book with good quality. And also, the Harry potter books I only started after the IC, and to me, they were good but didn’t really impress me all that much. And LOTR I could hardly get through some chapters.

  • jimmy

    @TheMerovingian (Guest): are you serious man? I agree people are getting impatient with the book taking so long, but it’s tough for him, having to do countless interviews, gatherings, maintain a social life, and write an extremely long book with good quality. And also, the Harry potter books I only started after the IC, and to me, they were good but didn’t really impress me all that much. And LOTR I could hardly get through some chapters.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @vannet: THANK GOD someone finally wrote all that down!

    Okay so yeah some people will be a little impatient, but TheMerovingian don’t assume we’re all like as you described. I am a real Harry Potter Fan, but in 2005 when i read Eragon and Eldest i found the inheritence trology and have loved the series ever since. If you — like many others — just want to come on here and complain about how long its taking CP … please leave :/
    Mike and Shurty staff can’t speed CP up, neither can Random House. No amount of complaining will change the fact he hasn’t finished.
    Just save Mike and the gang some headaches and stop complaining guys!!

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @vannet: THANK GOD someone finally wrote all that down! Okay so yeah some people will be a little impatient, but TheMerovingian don’t assume we’re all like as you described. I am a real Harry Potter Fan, but in 2005 when i read Eragon and Eldest i found the inheritence trology and have loved the series ever since. If you — like many others — just want to come on here and complain about how long its taking CP … please leave :/ Mike and Shurty staff can’t speed CP up, neither can Random House. No amount of complaining will change the fact he hasn’t finished.Just save Mike and the gang some headaches and stop complaining guys!!

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @vannet: THANK GOD someone finally wrote all that down! Okay so yeah some people will be a little impatient, but TheMerovingian don’t assume we’re all like as you described. I am a real Harry Potter Fan, but in 2005 when i read Eragon and Eldest i found the inheritence trology and have loved the series ever since. If you — like many others — just want to come on here and complain about how long its taking CP … please leave :/ Mike and Shurty staff can’t speed CP up, neither can Random House. No amount of complaining will change the fact he hasn’t finished.Just save Mike and the gang some headaches and stop complaining guys!!

  • vannet

    sorry for the long post

  • vannet

    Okay enough bashing CP cause we can all agree his books are good and people wouldn’t be visitiing this site if they weren’t and i would rather see a good book in more time then a horrible one that is put together quickly ( i mean it is the last book after all). It would be a let down if it was anything but fantastic. But while we are here pulling our hair out in anticipation of this book, we are forgetting that in the interview we are givin another look into book 4. ERAGON IS HANGING SOMEWHERE BY MANACLES AND HE IS BLOODIED UP BADLY. I don’t know about you but I see this involving a big part of the book cause Eragon is 1.) captured which would be extremely hard to do considering he is pretty dang powerful. 2.) he is bloodied up which means the ppl who captured him are hostile towards him to some degree. and 3.) it is not in Galby’s dungeon so I see 3 possibilities:
    A.) Murtagh caputers Eragon in one of the Empires cities (highly unlikely since Galby ordered him to bring Eragon to Uru’baen right away if Murtagh did capture)
    B.) Eragon faces a new foe that is admittadly very powerful (maybe a highly trained “evil assassin” that he mentioned in his newsletter earlier in the year)
    or C.) He purposedly gets captured (but not by Murtagh cause then he would be taken to Galby straight away) maybe as a ploy to get more heart of hearts as Nasuada says at the end of Brisingr that it is Eragons job to find a way to seperate Galby from his heart of hearts and nothing is as important for Eragon. Also, the reason he would be bloodied up would be because the soldiers that Eragon turned himself into would have tortured him a bit presumably blaming Eragon for the war and turmoil that they (the soldiers) have to suffer. Him turning himself in would also explain why he wouldn’t just bust himself out with magic or his inhuman strength.

  • vannet

    sorry for the long post

  • vannet

    sorry for the long post

  • vannet

    Okay enough bashing CP cause we can all agree his books are good and people wouldn’t be visitiing this site if they weren’t and i would rather see a good book in more time then a horrible one that is put together quickly ( i mean it is the last book after all). It would be a let down if it was anything but fantastic. But while we are here pulling our hair out in anticipation of this book, we are forgetting that in the interview we are givin another look into book 4. ERAGON IS HANGING SOMEWHERE BY MANACLES AND HE IS BLOODIED UP BADLY. I don’t know about you but I see this involving a big part of the book cause Eragon is 1.) captured which would be extremely hard to do considering he is pretty dang powerful. 2.) he is bloodied up which means the ppl who captured him are hostile towards him to some degree. and 3.) it is not in Galby’s dungeon so I see 3 possibilities: A.) Murtagh caputers Eragon in one of the Empires cities (highly unlikely since Galby ordered him to bring Eragon to Uru’baen right away if Murtagh did capture) B.) Eragon faces a new foe that is admittadly very powerful (maybe a highly trained “evil assassin” that he mentioned in his newsletter earlier in the year)or C.) He purposedly gets captured (but not by Murtagh cause then he would be taken to Galby straight away) maybe as a ploy to get more heart of hearts as Nasuada says at the end of Brisingr that it is Eragons job to find a way to seperate Galby from his heart of hearts and nothing is as important for Eragon. Also, the reason he would be bloodied up would be because the soldiers that Eragon turned himself into would have tortured him a bit presumably blaming Eragon for the war and turmoil that they (the soldiers) have to suffer. Him turning himself in would also explain why he wouldn’t just bust himself out with magic or his inhuman strength.

  • vannet

    Okay enough bashing CP cause we can all agree his books are good and people wouldn’t be visitiing this site if they weren’t and i would rather see a good book in more time then a horrible one that is put together quickly ( i mean it is the last book after all). It would be a let down if it was anything but fantastic. But while we are here pulling our hair out in anticipation of this book, we are forgetting that in the interview we are givin another look into book 4. ERAGON IS HANGING SOMEWHERE BY MANACLES AND HE IS BLOODIED UP BADLY. I don’t know about you but I see this involving a big part of the book cause Eragon is 1.) captured which would be extremely hard to do considering he is pretty dang powerful. 2.) he is bloodied up which means the ppl who captured him are hostile towards him to some degree. and 3.) it is not in Galby’s dungeon so I see 3 possibilities: A.) Murtagh caputers Eragon in one of the Empires cities (highly unlikely since Galby ordered him to bring Eragon to Uru’baen right away if Murtagh did capture) B.) Eragon faces a new foe that is admittadly very powerful (maybe a highly trained “evil assassin” that he mentioned in his newsletter earlier in the year)or C.) He purposedly gets captured (but not by Murtagh cause then he would be taken to Galby straight away) maybe as a ploy to get more heart of hearts as Nasuada says at the end of Brisingr that it is Eragons job to find a way to seperate Galby from his heart of hearts and nothing is as important for Eragon. Also, the reason he would be bloodied up would be because the soldiers that Eragon turned himself into would have tortured him a bit presumably blaming Eragon for the war and turmoil that they (the soldiers) have to suffer. Him turning himself in would also explain why he wouldn’t just bust himself out with magic or his inhuman strength.

  • Guesser

    I just thought of this, does anyone agree?

    Galbatorix finds the ancient languages full name. He can control anyone who USES it.

    However, Eragon learns from Tenga how to not speak the language, and instead think it. That way, technically, he would not be USING the ancient language. He would just shape the world to his will.

    Sorry about post theories, guys! But it was sudden inspiration and I had to put it anywhere!

    Anyways, good interview so far. I’m one of those people who would like to see the book out now, but I’m patient to wait. I’d rather have it take a long time and be good and full.

  • Guesser

    I just thought of this, does anyone agree?Galbatorix finds the ancient languages full name. He can control anyone who USES it.However, Eragon learns from Tenga how to not speak the language, and instead think it. That way, technically, he would not be USING the ancient language. He would just shape the world to his will.Sorry about post theories, guys! But it was sudden inspiration and I had to put it anywhere!Anyways, good interview so far. I’m one of those people who would like to see the book out now, but I’m patient to wait. I’d rather have it take a long time and be good and full.

  • Blake

    @Missingno. (Guest):

    Dude mike has stated this many times…read the comments it says that CP said it during an interview saying he just left a part were Eragon was bloody and hanging from manicles. Before you post make sure you READ

  • Blake

    @Missingno. (Guest):Dude mike has stated this many times…read the comments it says that CP said it during an interview saying he just left a part were Eragon was bloody and hanging from manicles. Before you post make sure you READ

  • Missingno.

    When was Eragon “hanging off of hooks/manacles?” I don’t remember that hapening in the books?

  • Missingno.

    When was Eragon “hanging off of hooks/manacles?” I don’t remember that hapening in the books?

  • covertedmoviefan

    to @myname (Guest): paolini did not say that he was 1100-1200 pages in, what he said is that when a book gets that long it is too long, and that his Brisingr was getting to be somewhere between 900-1000 pages long and he saw no sign of it ending soon. i have read many comments from people who aren’t as informed as they think they are and it is frustrating to read.
    without comments like that i comely like to read peoples opinions, in fact your opinion is a good one but try to keep your facts straight, as well as all the rest of you misinformed fans who say something that upsets other people because they believe you.

  • covertedmoviefan

    to @myname (Guest): paolini did not say that he was 1100-1200 pages in, what he said is that when a book gets that long it is too long, and that his Brisingr was getting to be somewhere between 900-1000 pages long and he saw no sign of it ending soon. i have read many comments from people who aren’t as informed as they think they are and it is frustrating to read. without comments like that i comely like to read peoples opinions, in fact your opinion is a good one but try to keep your facts straight, as well as all the rest of you misinformed fans who say something that upsets other people because they believe you.

  • TheMerovingian

    All of the people bashing johnny appleseed should stop and consider that he is making a pretty good point. Alot of people on this site might not realize this, but a large number of the people who went out and bought Eragon and Eldest were Harry Potter fans who needed something to tide them over between books. What they found were good books that served this purpose very well. Since they were apparently already 2/3 of the way done with the trilogy, they thought they might as well finish the story and even though some learned that the final book had to be split due to excessive length, their continued anticipation made Brisingr a success too. After all, how much longer could it take for this delayed second part to be released given hundreds of pages had already been written before the decision to split Brisingr and book 4 was made. But the fact is that this support is far more tenuous than alot of people realize. The majority of these people will not still be patiently waiting when book 4 is released and Random House will be in for a very unpleasant surprise when sales numbers, while still strong, do not meet the standard set by Eldest and Brisingr. Most of the millions who have read the Inheritance series would agree that it is no Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. That isn\’t to say that it isn\’t a great story in its own right, but it does not carry the kind of good will that will allow interest to be maintained over such a long gap between books, especially when the fourth book was not originally supposed to exist in the first place. As you can see, only a very tiny percentage of the millions who have read Inheritance books are enthusiastic enough about the series to visit a site like this. CP must be having considerable trouble finishing this book that he had supposedly already written several hundred pages of because Random House will realize that this kind of delay can only hurt business.

  • TheMerovingian

    All of the people bashing johnny appleseed should stop and consider that he is making a pretty good point. Alot of people on this site might not realize this, but a large number of the people who went out and bought Eragon and Eldest were Harry Potter fans who needed something to tide them over between books. What they found were good books that served this purpose very well. Since they were apparently already 2/3 of the way done with the trilogy, they thought they might as well finish the story and even though some learned that the final book had to be split due to excessive length, their continued anticipation made Brisingr a success too. After all, how much longer could it take for this delayed second part to be released given hundreds of pages had already been written before the decision to split Brisingr and book 4 was made. But the fact is that this support is far more tenuous than alot of people realize. The majority of these people will not still be patiently waiting when book 4 is released and Random House will be in for a very unpleasant surprise when sales numbers, while still strong, do not meet the standard set by Eldest and Brisingr. Most of the millions who have read the Inheritance series would agree that it is no Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. That isn’t to say that it isn’t a great story in its own right, but it does not carry the kind of good will that will allow interest to be maintained over such a long gap between books, especially when the fourth book was not originally supposed to exist in the first place. As you can see, only a very tiny percentage of the millions who have read Inheritance books are enthusiastic enough about the series to visit a site like this. CP must be having considerable trouble finishing this book that he had supposedly already written several hundred pages of because Random House will realize that this kind of delay can only hurt business.

  • TheMerovingian

    All of the people bashing johnny appleseed should stop and consider that he is making a pretty good point. Alot of people on this site might not realize this, but a large number of the people who went out and bought Eragon and Eldest were Harry Potter fans who needed something to tide them over between books. What they found were good books that served this purpose very well. Since they were apparently already 2/3 of the way done with the trilogy, they thought they might as well finish the story and even though some learned that the final book had to be split due to excessive length, their continued anticipation made Brisingr a success too. After all, how much longer could it take for this delayed second part to be released given hundreds of pages had already been written before the decision to split Brisingr and book 4 was made. But the fact is that this support is far more tenuous than alot of people realize. The majority of these people will not still be patiently waiting when book 4 is released and Random House will be in for a very unpleasant surprise when sales numbers, while still strong, do not meet the standard set by Eldest and Brisingr. Most of the millions who have read the Inheritance series would agree that it is no Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. That isn’t to say that it isn’t a great story in its own right, but it does not carry the kind of good will that will allow interest to be maintained over such a long gap between books, especially when the fourth book was not originally supposed to exist in the first place. As you can see, only a very tiny percentage of the millions who have read Inheritance books are enthusiastic enough about the series to visit a site like this. CP must be having considerable trouble finishing this book that he had supposedly already written several hundred pages of because Random House will realize that this kind of delay can only hurt business.

  • guest2.0

    theres medical techniques that seperate the head in medical procedures.

  • guest2.0

    theres medical techniques that seperate the head in medical procedures.

  • guest2.0

    theres medical techniques that seperate the head in medical procedures.

  • Tulkas

    @guest2.0 (Guest): The fact is, if his head is severed or something, then, like the Laughing Dead, Eragon will die. It has to be within the physical capacity of a being.

  • Tulkas

    @guest2.0 (Guest): The fact is, if his head is severed or something, then, like the Laughing Dead, Eragon will die. It has to be within the physical capacity of a being.

  • guest2.0

    What i eragon promised to nasuada that before he died he would kill galby with these words in the ancient lang and imbued them with energy?

    \” I Eragon promise you, nasuada that before my death i will kill galbatorix an end his reign of power and this war\”

    Would he stay alive no matter what until galby died, then dropped dead?

  • guest2.0

    What i eragon promised to nasuada that before he died he would kill galby with these words in the ancient lang and imbued them with energy?” I Eragon promise you, nasuada that before my death i will kill galbatorix an end his reign of power and this war”Would he stay alive no matter what until galby died, then dropped dead?

  • guest2.0

    What i eragon promised to nasuada that before he died he would kill galby with these words in the ancient lang and imbued them with energy?” I Eragon promise you, nasuada that before my death i will kill galbatorix an end his reign of power and this war”Would he stay alive no matter what until galby died, then dropped dead?

  • XxxX

    @Glaedrocks (Guest):

    Whatever you get my point

  • XxxX

    @Glaedrocks (Guest):
    Whatever you get my point

  • XxxX

    @Glaedrocks (Guest):
    Whatever you get my point

  • Pasinius

    Can’t wait for the next 2 sections.

  • Pasinius

    Can’t wait for the next 2 sections.

  • Pasinius

    Can’t wait for the next 2 sections.

  • ajsldfjie

    @zasekr1:Yeah, I found that odd too. I don’t remember Eragon ever being bloodied and suspended by manicles. I can’t find reference to it in any of the first three books. I think it must have something to do with book 4.

  • ajsldfjie

    @zasekr1:Yeah, I found that odd too. I don’t remember Eragon ever being bloodied and suspended by manicles. I can’t find reference to it in any of the first three books. I think it must have something to do with book 4.

  • ajsldfjie

    @zasekr1:Yeah, I found that odd too. I don’t remember Eragon ever being bloodied and suspended by manicles. I can’t find reference to it in any of the first three books. I think it must have something to do with book 4.

  • Glaedrocks

    @Xxx (Guest): Brom didnt steal saphira II’s egg it was that hefring guy that brom and jeod choose to steal the eggs

  • Glaedrocks

    @Xxx (Guest): Brom didnt steal saphira II’s egg it was that hefring guy that brom and jeod choose to steal the eggs

  • XxxX

    @ShurtugalLiam:

    Thank you

  • XxxX

    @ShurtugalLiam:
    Thank you

  • XxxX

    @ShurtugalLiam:
    Thank you

  • XxxX

    @Chris Addison:

    All right I’m deeply sorry

    But I couldn’t help it

    Paolini is one of the hardest workers Out there and he’s actually doing something which the world enjoys and knows

  • XxxX

    @Chris Addison:
    All right I’m deeply sorry
    But I couldn’t help it
    Paolini is one of the hardest workers Out there and he’s actually doing something which the world enjoys and knows

  • XxxX

    @Chris Addison:
    All right I’m deeply sorry
    But I couldn’t help it
    Paolini is one of the hardest workers Out there and he’s actually doing something which the world enjoys and knows

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @XxxX (Guest): DAMN …. that was long lmao! 😛

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @XxxX (Guest): DAMN …. that was long lmao! 😛

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @XxxX (Guest): DAMN …. that was long lmao! 😛

  • Chris

    @zasekr1:

    Read through the comments. I’ve explained this. We didn’t read anything. He told us

  • Chris

    @zasekr1: Read through the comments. I’ve explained this. We didn’t read anything. He told us

  • SilverMagic

    Some authors can write a book in a few weeks, some in a few years. CP is one of the authors who needs a few years. I personally believe if he wrote his books any faster than that, he would not of thought out the plot very well and we would be left with a horrible book.

    Between getting a book right away and it being horrible or waiting a few years for a book and it being amazing, I would rather wait a few years.

    Plus I don’t find waiting all that bad. It keeps the magic of the books alive. I love Eragon, and in a way I want to read the last book and find out what happens, but in a way I don’t because then it will be over, and the magic will die.

    Thanks guys for putting this interview up, it’s really good 🙂

  • SilverMagic

    Some authors can write a book in a few weeks, some in a few years. CP is one of the authors who needs a few years. I personally believe if he wrote his books any faster than that, he would not of thought out the plot very well and we would be left with a horrible book.Between getting a book right away and it being horrible or waiting a few years for a book and it being amazing, I would rather wait a few years.Plus I don’t find waiting all that bad. It keeps the magic of the books alive. I love Eragon, and in a way I want to read the last book and find out what happens, but in a way I don’t because then it will be over, and the magic will die.Thanks guys for putting this interview up, it’s really good 🙂

  • zasekr1

    did anyone notice how mike said that when chris left eragon he was left shackles??? its when cp talks about killing off a character with spikes… does this mean that mikes read a bit of it or am i lookin tooo deeply into what was said?

  • zasekr1

    did anyone notice how mike said that when chris left eragon he was left shackles??? its when cp talks about killing off a character with spikes… does this mean that mikes read a bit of it or am i lookin tooo deeply into what was said?

  • Chris

    It’s up to Random House to release the title. They won’t until it’s closer to release date to build up hype. Same thing with the book 4 cover. It’s been finished for awhile, but they won’t release it for some time.

    And please refrain from calling people names in the comments.

  • Chris

    It’s up to Random House to release the title. They won’t until it’s closer to release date to build up hype. Same thing with the book 4 cover. It’s been finished for awhile, but they won’t release it for some time.And please refrain from calling people names in the comments.

  • JerreyRough

    This book is taking so long because there’s so many things to put in it – I mean, it’s now a ramp for additional books to come out. There has to be a reason for Eragon to leave (whether that’s this book or in another one is up to discussion elsewhere), the fate of hte last dragon, how Eragon will defeat Galby (or perhaps not), and what happens afterward. This book will likely be a nice, long read ^_^. Hopefully it comes out, at the latest, at the beginning of next year.

  • JerreyRough

    This book is taking so long because there’s so many things to put in it – I mean, it’s now a ramp for additional books to come out. There has to be a reason for Eragon to leave (whether that’s this book or in another one is up to discussion elsewhere), the fate of hte last dragon, how Eragon will defeat Galby (or perhaps not), and what happens afterward. This book will likely be a nice, long read ^_^. Hopefully it comes out, at the latest, at the beginning of next year.

  • XxxX

    In my spoof on Galby their should be a blank line between Efforts and Shut up

    Eg

    efforts

    Shut up

  • XxxX

    In my spoof on Galby their should be a blank line between Efforts and Shut up
    Eg
    efforts

    Shut up

  • XxxX

    In my spoof on Galby their should be a blank line between Efforts and Shut up
    Eg
    efforts

    Shut up

  • XxxX

    @johnnyappleseed (Guest):

    Dear Mr. ({johnnyappleseed (Guest):com-760-53})

    You really seem to know nothing about books

    Wrting books is not easy, I know, I’m trying. CP has built up a beautiful storyline leading up to what we hope to be an amazing climax. When writing a book destined to be amazing, you HAVE to reconsider everything. Something that looked good in a plot summary might not write out the smae way. AND as your writing each moment in the book has to grab our attention he has to throw things out and add new things to make it so much stronger.

    Also, CP is young, he does have other things in his life.

    Also, other perspectives would be amazing.

    Tell me what do you know about Brom?

    How did he kill Morzan?

    How did his dragon die?

    What was Brom’s personality like before Saphira I’s death?

    How did Brom help found the Varden?

    How did he help kill the rest of the forsworn?

    How did he sneak into Galby’s castle in Illiad and take Saphira II’s egg?

    All these question’s are amazing and could fill another trilogy.

    and Murtagh would be nice maybe. (I know he’s incorparating it into his fourth book)

    But even Galby would be nice, his rise to power, portraying him in good light mixingthings up a bit.

    Imagine:

    Galbatorix as the hero of a novel cleansing the society of the Rider’s and creating a new elite Order, when the blasted Varden are trying to stop his benevolent efforts.

    Shut up, you know it’s awesome.

    But hey, drop the series if you really want to. Becuase when the fourth book does come out you’ll be dieing to read the book like everybody else.

    And AGAIN also, those ‘fans that are dropping like flies’ (who I can’t find by the way) they just can’t take the anticipation, that proves how good CP writes, THey’re just pushing the series to the back of their minds, I can gaurentee they’ll be back when the book releases.

    But on a good note, Mr. Poopbuttface, you wouldn’t be on Mike’s beastly site if you weren’t an Inheritence fan also.

    Whoa That was long…..ish

  • XxxX

    @johnnyappleseed (Guest):Dear Mr. ({johnnyappleseed (Guest):com-760-53})You really seem to know nothing about booksWrting books is not easy, I know, I’m trying. CP has built up a beautiful storyline leading up to what we hope to be an amazing climax. When writing a book destined to be amazing, you HAVE to reconsider everything. Something that looked good in a plot summary might not write out the smae way. AND as your writing each moment in the book has to grab our attention he has to throw things out and add new things to make it so much stronger.Also, CP is young, he does have other things in his life.Also, other perspectives would be amazing. Tell me what do you know about Brom?How did he kill Morzan?How did his dragon die?What was Brom’s personality like before Saphira I’s death?How did Brom help found the Varden?How did he help kill the rest of the forsworn?How did he sneak into Galby’s castle in Illiad and take Saphira II’s egg?All these question’s are amazing and could fill another trilogy.and Murtagh would be nice maybe. (I know he’s incorparating it into his fourth book)But even Galby would be nice, his rise to power, portraying him in good light mixingthings up a bit.Imagine:Galbatorix as the hero of a novel cleansing the society of the Rider’s and creating a new elite Order, when the blasted Varden are trying to stop his benevolent efforts. Shut up, you know it’s awesome.But hey, drop the series if you really want to. Becuase when the fourth book does come out you’ll be dieing to read the book like everybody else. And AGAIN also, those ‘fans that are dropping like flies’ (who I can’t find by the way) they just can’t take the anticipation, that proves how good CP writes, THey’re just pushing the series to the back of their minds, I can gaurentee they’ll be back when the book releases.But on a good note, Mr. Poopbuttface, you wouldn’t be on Mike’s beastly site if you weren’t an Inheritence fan also.Whoa That was long…..ish

  • XxxX

    @johnnyappleseed (Guest):Dear Mr. ({johnnyappleseed (Guest):com-760-53})You really seem to know nothing about booksWrting books is not easy, I know, I’m trying. CP has built up a beautiful storyline leading up to what we hope to be an amazing climax. When writing a book destined to be amazing, you HAVE to reconsider everything. Something that looked good in a plot summary might not write out the smae way. AND as your writing each moment in the book has to grab our attention he has to throw things out and add new things to make it so much stronger.Also, CP is young, he does have other things in his life.Also, other perspectives would be amazing. Tell me what do you know about Brom?How did he kill Morzan?How did his dragon die?What was Brom’s personality like before Saphira I’s death?How did Brom help found the Varden?How did he help kill the rest of the forsworn?How did he sneak into Galby’s castle in Illiad and take Saphira II’s egg?All these question’s are amazing and could fill another trilogy.and Murtagh would be nice maybe. (I know he’s incorparating it into his fourth book)But even Galby would be nice, his rise to power, portraying him in good light mixingthings up a bit.Imagine:Galbatorix as the hero of a novel cleansing the society of the Rider’s and creating a new elite Order, when the blasted Varden are trying to stop his benevolent efforts. Shut up, you know it’s awesome.But hey, drop the series if you really want to. Becuase when the fourth book does come out you’ll be dieing to read the book like everybody else. And AGAIN also, those ‘fans that are dropping like flies’ (who I can’t find by the way) they just can’t take the anticipation, that proves how good CP writes, THey’re just pushing the series to the back of their minds, I can gaurentee they’ll be back when the book releases.But on a good note, Mr. Poopbuttface, you wouldn’t be on Mike’s beastly site if you weren’t an Inheritence fan also.Whoa That was long…..ish

  • SaphirakaBjartskular

    personally i do not mind how long Paolini takes in writing the novel. The longer he takes the better it will be because he put more heart into it. Do not rush a writer. Paolini does have a life outside the novel as well.
    Other than that, I loved this interview! I wanted to go to comic-con so badly to meet him! And he makes the ancient language sound…sexy XD

  • SaphirakaBjartskular

    personally i do not mind how long Paolini takes in writing the novel. The longer he takes the better it will be because he put more heart into it. Do not rush a writer. Paolini does have a life outside the novel as well.Other than that, I loved this interview! I wanted to go to comic-con so badly to meet him! And he makes the ancient language sound…sexy XD

  • SaphirakaBjartskular

    personally i do not mind how long Paolini takes in writing the novel. The longer he takes the better it will be because he put more heart into it. Do not rush a writer. Paolini does have a life outside the novel as well.Other than that, I loved this interview! I wanted to go to comic-con so badly to meet him! And he makes the ancient language sound…sexy XD

  • myname

    hey, i love these books too, but, lets look at the facts. CP said that he was 1100-1200 pages into brisingr when he decided it was too long, so he must have like 500 pages done, roughly of the next book, so he was almost finished it. if one assumes the same pace, or even one twice as slow, it should have taken him less than a year to finish the rest of the book (assuming like a 800-900 page book, which is prolly longer than it actually will be). I\’m no editor, but im sure it doesnt take 2 years to edit and print a book. It must take what, 6 months, less? Finally, he has 6 books planned out. 6. he shouldnt keep his fans waiting. Its prolly a stunt to get more people hooked on the series and willling to buy the book when it comes out.

  • myname

    hey, i love these books too, but, lets look at the facts. CP said that he was 1100-1200 pages into brisingr when he decided it was too long, so he must have like 500 pages done, roughly of the next book, so he was almost finished it. if one assumes the same pace, or even one twice as slow, it should have taken him less than a year to finish the rest of the book (assuming like a 800-900 page book, which is prolly longer than it actually will be). I’m no editor, but im sure it doesnt take 2 years to edit and print a book. It must take what, 6 months, less? Finally, he has 6 books planned out. 6. he shouldnt keep his fans waiting. Its prolly a stunt to get more people hooked on the series and willling to buy the book when it comes out.

  • myname

    hey, i love these books too, but, lets look at the facts. CP said that he was 1100-1200 pages into brisingr when he decided it was too long, so he must have like 500 pages done, roughly of the next book, so he was almost finished it. if one assumes the same pace, or even one twice as slow, it should have taken him less than a year to finish the rest of the book (assuming like a 800-900 page book, which is prolly longer than it actually will be). I’m no editor, but im sure it doesnt take 2 years to edit and print a book. It must take what, 6 months, less? Finally, he has 6 books planned out. 6. he shouldnt keep his fans waiting. Its prolly a stunt to get more people hooked on the series and willling to buy the book when it comes out.

  • superbob92

    And if it’s fans like you that are dropping, good riddance.

  • superbob92

    And if it’s fans like you that are dropping, good riddance.

  • superbob92

    And if it’s fans like you that are dropping, good riddance.

  • superbob92

    Dude, could johnnyappleseed there be any more of a jerk? If you want to read something that comes out like cars on a production line, then go read some crap-writing fantasy. These are my favorite books for a reason. They are well written. It takes time to come up with quality productions such as these.
    And as if Paolini is going to read your nonsense post anyway.

  • superbob92

    Dude, could johnnyappleseed there be any more of a jerk? If you want to read something that comes out like cars on a production line, then go read some crap-writing fantasy. These are my favorite books for a reason. They are well written. It takes time to come up with quality productions such as these.And as if Paolini is going to read your nonsense post anyway.

  • superbob92

    Dude, could johnnyappleseed there be any more of a jerk? If you want to read something that comes out like cars on a production line, then go read some crap-writing fantasy. These are my favorite books for a reason. They are well written. It takes time to come up with quality productions such as these.And as if Paolini is going to read your nonsense post anyway.

  • Tulkas

    Mike, if you wish to improve your Anchient Language speaking, I suggest you listen to Gerald Doyle’s audio thing…

  • Tulkas

    Mike, if you wish to improve your Anchient Language speaking, I suggest you listen to Gerald Doyle’s audio thing…

  • Tulkas

    Mike, if you wish to improve your Anchient Language speaking, I suggest you listen to Gerald Doyle’s audio thing…

  • unknownguy

    sorry if im annoyinng, but was this the seventh q and a?

  • unknownguy

    sorry if im annoyinng, but was this the seventh q and a?

  • unknownguy

    sorry if im annoyinng, but was this the seventh q and a?

  • Deidara

    @johnnyappleseed (Guest): Dude don’t give CP any of that. 3 year is nothng in the world and besides,the more you grow impatient the longer it will seem. It only seems long because you have anticipation.

  • Deidara

    @johnnyappleseed (Guest): Dude don’t give CP any of that. 3 year is nothng in the world and besides,the more you grow impatient the longer it will seem. It only seems long because you have anticipation.

  • Deidara

    @johnnyappleseed (Guest): Dude don’t give CP any of that. 3 year is nothng in the world and besides,the more you grow impatient the longer it will seem. It only seems long because you have anticipation.

  • johnnyappleseed

    dude – finish the series already….fans are dropping like flies because you are taking so long christopher.

    also – you mentioned plans for six more books – some similar to inheritance but told from a different perspective. Ever heard the expression “don’t beat a dead horse”?

  • johnnyappleseed

    dude – finish the series already….fans are dropping like flies because you are taking so long christopher.also – you mentioned plans for six more books – some similar to inheritance but told from a different perspective. Ever heard the expression “don’t beat a dead horse”?

  • johnnyappleseed

    dude – finish the series already….fans are dropping like flies because you are taking so long christopher.also – you mentioned plans for six more books – some similar to inheritance but told from a different perspective. Ever heard the expression “don’t beat a dead horse”?

  • Blake

    @pls23 (Guest):
    Im sure that CP would have stated it when he told them he already had a title since the beginning of writing it, since he didn’t we can only speculate that he wont announce it even if Mike ask him

  • Blake

    @pls23 (Guest):Im sure that CP would have stated it when he told them he already had a title since the beginning of writing it, since he didn’t we can only speculate that he wont announce it even if Mike ask him

  • Blake

    @pls23 (Guest):Im sure that CP would have stated it when he told them he already had a title since the beginning of writing it, since he didn’t we can only speculate that he wont announce it even if Mike ask him

  • pls23

    hey do you guys know when the name of book four will be realeased?! cause i really wanna know lol thanks 😛

  • pls23

    hey do you guys know when the name of book four will be realeased?! cause i really wanna know lol thanks 😛

  • HB

    Argh! i cant wait to read more! that was just part 1, so i imagine that the other parts are going to be just as good! 🙂

  • HB

    Argh! i cant wait to read more! that was just part 1, so i imagine that the other parts are going to be just as good! 🙂

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    And I guess u got 2 wrong Mike ahaha Silthrim and my name loll, Its cool, I can’t pronounce either of them 😛

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    And I guess u got 2 wrong Mike ahaha Silthrim and my name loll, Its cool, I can’t pronounce either of them 😛

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    Hey guys, thanks for using my question 😀

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    Hey guys, thanks for using my question 😀

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    Hey guys, thanks for using my question 😀

  • Chris

    We will try to get him on more audio interview in the future. Hopefully even a shurtycast.

  • Chris

    We will try to get him on more audio interview in the future. Hopefully even a shurtycast.

  • Starlightaria

    I really like the audio aspect of the interview. It was nice to hear him say some of his ancient language! You guys should definitely try and do it for the rest of the interviews, if CP would allow it. 🙂

  • Starlightaria

    I really like the audio aspect of the interview. It was nice to hear him say some of his ancient language! You guys should definitely try and do it for the rest of the interviews, if CP would allow it. 🙂

  • Chris

    ***

    To everyone wondering how we know about the manacles part:

    Christopher mentioned it to us at Comic-Con. I believe he included it in the Suvudu interview that he did before we did ours. That’s why there’s no pretext to the comment.

    He left Eragon hanging bloody by manacles. He also said it was not in Galbatorix’s dungeon, so theorize away.

  • Chris

    ***To everyone wondering how we know about the manacles part:Christopher mentioned it to us at Comic-Con. I believe he included it in the Suvudu interview that he did before we did ours. That’s why there’s no pretext to the comment.He left Eragon hanging bloody by manacles. He also said it was not in Galbatorix’s dungeon, so theorize away.

  • XxxX

    @Deidara (Guest):

    @Blake (Guest):

    Two things

    if you can control all users of the ancient launguage with the ancient language\’s true name]

    then you could control all magic users with magics true name

    AND

    why would Oromis specificaly correct Eragon if the names were just different in speciific language\’s

    Oromis needs to xplain that slightly better

    OR

    we couuld ask CP

    He ALWAYS gives good answers

  • XxxX

    @Deidara (Guest):
    @Blake (Guest):
    Two things
    if you can control all users of the ancient launguage with the ancient language’s true name]
    then you could control all magic users with magics true name
    AND
    why would Oromis specificaly correct Eragon if the names were just different in speciific language’s

    Oromis needs to xplain that slightly better

    OR
    we couuld ask CP

    He ALWAYS gives good answers

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @Solembum (Guest): LOL! hopefuly he will, because i think his series deserves more than what its been given. I mean on every book “Number 1 bestseller sunday times” i think it says …

    He should be given more credit for his works to be honest 😀

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @Solembum (Guest): LOL! hopefuly he will, because i think his series deserves more than what its been given. I mean on every book “Number 1 bestseller sunday times” i think it says … He should be given more credit for his works to be honest 😀

  • Deidara

    @Solembum (Guest): That happened in Star Wars too.

  • Deidara

    @Solembum (Guest): That happened in Star Wars too.

  • Deidara

    @XxxX (Guest): It is the PROPER name of the language, NOT the true name of the language.

    Oh and I would to clear somthing up.

    “Eragon smiled at the praise. “Thank you. Does this language have a name?

    Brom laughed . Yes, but no one knows it. It would be a word of incredible power,somthing by which you could control the entire language and all those who use it.”- Eragon pg. 145

    So actually the name WOULD NOT give Galby control over everything.

  • Deidara

    @XxxX (Guest): It is the PROPER name of the language, NOT the true name of the language.

    Oh and I would to clear somthing up.

    “Eragon smiled at the praise. “Thank you. Does this language have a name?
    Brom laughed . Yes, but no one knows it. It would be a word of incredible power,somthing by which you could control the entire language and all those who use it.”- Eragon pg. 145

    So actually the name WOULD NOT give Galby control over everything.

  • Solembum

    @ShurtugalLiam

    I don’t know. I really think Christopher Paolini is gonna add a twist to the story. What’s more likely I think is that Murtagh will die while trying to convert to good and defying Galbatorix.

  • Solembum

    @ShurtugalLiam

    I don’t know. I really think Christopher Paolini is gonna add a twist to the story. What’s more likely I think is that Murtagh will die while trying to convert to good and defying Galbatorix.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @ObiWan (Guest): lol loads of people, let alone media and critics, have noticed this. Big deal. That’s the basic plots for fantasy series.
    Its obvious that Eragon will eventually vanquish Galby and help Murtaugh to return to the good side (shown in Star wars as Luke helping Lord Vader) and all will be well.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    @ObiWan (Guest): lol loads of people, let alone media and critics, have noticed this. Big deal. That’s the basic plots for fantasy series. Its obvious that Eragon will eventually vanquish Galby and help Murtaugh to return to the good side (shown in Star wars as Luke helping Lord Vader) and all will be well.

  • XxxX

    @Blake (Guest):

    Also (again)

    I wasn’t saying that the elves weren’t smart enough to think of this.

    I just though that Paolini messed up

    It was bound to happen when he created such a large and fantastic series with so many intricate details.

    And why would Gramarye be slang if Oromis said it was the PROPER name for Magic

  • XxxX

    @Blake (Guest):
    Also (again)
    I wasn’t saying that the elves weren’t smart enough to think of this.
    I just though that Paolini messed up
    It was bound to happen when he created such a large and fantastic series with so many intricate details.
    And why would Gramarye be slang if Oromis said it was the PROPER name for Magic

  • XxxX

    @Blake (Guest)

    First of all Brisingr does not cover all thte atributes of fire in its various forms

    So why does Gramarye

    Evarinya is the word for stars it does not tell you about how they are giant orbs of overheated gas 😀

    And…. Would star (singular) be Evarini

    if Eldunarya is the plural of Eldurnari

  • XxxX

    @Blake (Guest)
    First of all Brisingr does not cover all thte atributes of fire in its various forms
    So why does Gramarye
    Evarinya is the word for stars it does not tell you about how they are giant orbs of overheated gas 😀
    And…. Would star (singular) be Evarini
    if Eldunarya is the plural of Eldurnari

  • XxxX

    @Mike Macauley:My computer was screwing up

    Nice interview though

    Seemed worth it

    I was pretty scared when I couldn’t read the answers

    BUT GRAMARYE

  • XxxX

    @Mike Macauley:My computer was screwing up
    Nice interview though
    Seemed worth it
    I was pretty scared when I couldn’t read the answers
    BUT GRAMARYE

  • ElvenShade

    @Amy

    its a scene in book four he was talkin about

  • ElvenShade

    @Amy
    its a scene in book four he was talkin about

  • Elfslayer23

    Mike, will your almanac talk about any other tidbits of info from Book 4 that you know about, like the “manicles”?

  • Elfslayer23

    Mike, will your almanac talk about any other tidbits of info from Book 4 that you know about, like the “manicles”?

  • Amy

    im a bit confuesd when mike said “Well, you left Eragon hanging bloodied off of hooks-”

    to which CP replied “Manicles, not hooks!”

    which scene in the books were they refering to could anyone help out?

    great interview though!!! cant wait for the next part

  • Amy

    im a bit confuesd when mike said “Well, you left Eragon hanging bloodied off of hooks-”

    to which CP replied “Manicles, not hooks!”

    which scene in the books were they refering to could anyone help out?

    great interview though!!! cant wait for the next part

  • ObiWan

    I have noticed many similarities between Star wars and The inheretince Cycle; such as the Jedi and the Riders, Obi-wan Kenobi and Brom, Luke and Eragon. Similarities also occur throughout this series and th Lord of the Rings; such as the names Eragon and Aragorn, The elves in both series are called the Fair Folk, the strange beasts on Vorengard and the army of the dead. My question is: Has either of these series been an inspiritaion for CP? Or could these series give clues as to what is to come?

  • ObiWan

    I have noticed many similarities between Star wars and The inheretince Cycle; such as the Jedi and the Riders, Obi-wan Kenobi and Brom, Luke and Eragon. Similarities also occur throughout this series and th Lord of the Rings; such as the names Eragon and Aragorn, The elves in both series are called the Fair Folk, the strange beasts on Vorengard and the army of the dead. My question is: Has either of these series been an inspiritaion for CP? Or could these series give clues as to what is to come?

  • ShurtugalLiam

    This is pretty awesome interview guys 😛 well done. And I wonder where Eragon gets hung up :O Galby’s dungeon? :O lol!

    Can’t wait for next week now then 🙂 Hopefully, we’ll get an official newsletter in January/February like we did for Brisingr 😀

  • ShurtugalLiam

    This is pretty awesome interview guys 😛 well done. And I wonder where Eragon gets hung up :O Galby’s dungeon? :O lol!Can’t wait for next week now then 🙂 Hopefully, we’ll get an official newsletter in January/February like we did for Brisingr 😀

  • alucard

    @Mike– it sounds like from your discussion on the manacles that you have read part of the manuscript for book 4 already! No fair :*(

  • alucard

    @Mike– it sounds like from your discussion on the manacles that you have read part of the manuscript for book 4 already! No fair :*(

  • Chris

    I was sitting in the room when these were asked…and we totally selected some the day of the interview, lol. I’m glad everyone is getting to find out the answers now. Some interesting tidbits to come. 🙂

  • Chris

    I was sitting in the room when these were asked…and we totally selected some the day of the interview, lol. I’m glad everyone is getting to find out the answers now. Some interesting tidbits to come. 🙂

  • Hrothgar4prez

    All joking aside, thanks Mike, and the rest of the Shurty team, for the time you put in. I would be totally oblivious to inheritance news if it wasn’t for you guys. keep up the great work!

  • Hrothgar4prez

    All joking aside, thanks Mike, and the rest of the Shurty team, for the time you put in. I would be totally oblivious to inheritance news if it wasn’t for you guys. keep up the great work!

  • Mike

    We’ll have transcripts for the second and third parts for sure.

    Don’t ask questions for the Q&A on here if you plan on having them asked. We don’t look through this news post for questions. We only look through the one news post specified for question submitting and that news post isn’t currently available. Stay tuned, it’ll show up in the next week or two.

  • Mike

    We’ll have transcripts for the second and third parts for sure.Don’t ask questions for the Q&A on here if you plan on having them asked. We don’t look through this news post for questions. We only look through the one news post specified for question submitting and that news post isn’t currently available. Stay tuned, it’ll show up in the next week or two.

  • Raevyn08

    Thanks, Mike and Robert! 🙂 Will you continue to have the transcript typed out with the other two parts?

  • Raevyn08

    Thanks, Mike and Robert! 🙂 Will you continue to have the transcript typed out with the other two parts?

  • Raevyn08

    @JerreyRough (Guest): Alagaesia.com has not been posting the newsletters, for some reason… CP’s updates are in the news archive here: http://www.shurtugal.com/?id=cycle/christopher/archives/index …though I thought there has been more since. You can also search the site–all of the newsletter articles should be tagged with “Alagaesia Newsletter.” Hope this helps! 🙂

  • Raevyn08

    @JerreyRough (Guest): Alagaesia.com has not been posting the newsletters, for some reason… CP’s updates are in the news archive here: http://www.shurtugal.com/?id=cycle/christopher/archives/index …though I thought there has been more since. You can also search the site–all of the newsletter articles should be tagged with “Alagaesia Newsletter.” Hope this helps! 🙂

  • Blake

    Mike in case you decide to pull some questions off here for the next Q/A (probably wont be soon because of the interview), i was wondering. What happen to the first Eragon? I remember CP stating that they would either be assassinated, killed, ect or pass into the void on their own accord. Will he and or his dragon have a big part in the next book?

  • Blake

    Mike in case you decide to pull some questions off here for the next Q/A (probably wont be soon because of the interview), i was wondering. What happen to the first Eragon? I remember CP stating that they would either be assassinated, killed, ect or pass into the void on their own accord. Will he and or his dragon have a big part in the next book?

  • Hrothgar4prez

    What do Tiger’s dream of, when they take a little tiger snooze? Please ask CP asap!!!

  • Hrothgar4prez

    What do Tiger’s dream of, when they take a little tiger snooze? Please ask CP asap!!!

  • Dragonasker

    GReat work Mike…

  • Dragonasker

    GReat work Mike…

  • Mike

    I have them but due to their length and the fact that we rarely get interviews, I want to spread them out. This is very typical of websites to do. Instead of releasing it all in one big bit, we’ll keep the excitement going and release one every five to seven days. This way you guys don’t get bored after a day, you have three weeks of interviews to look forward to.

  • Mike

    I have them but due to their length and the fact that we rarely get interviews, I want to spread them out. This is very typical of websites to do. Instead of releasing it all in one big bit, we’ll keep the excitement going and release one every five to seven days. This way you guys don’t get bored after a day, you have three weeks of interviews to look forward to.

  • Bob

    Transcript added. I typed as fast as I could!

  • vannet

    Great First part!!! but i have some questions Mike Macauley, if you have the first part of the interview, then shouldnt that mean you have the other parts of the interiew too? and if you do have them, why wouldn’t you post them up before next week? and if you don’t have them, why would Random House only give you part of the interview?

  • Bob

    Transcript added. I typed as fast as I could!

  • vannet

    Great First part!!! but i have some questions Mike Macauley, if you have the first part of the interview, then shouldnt that mean you have the other parts of the interiew too? and if you do have them, why wouldn’t you post them up before next week? and if you don’t have them, why would Random House only give you part of the interview?

  • Mike

    Christopher released a newsletter a few months ago. 😛

  • Mike

    Christopher released a newsletter a few months ago. 😛

  • JerreyRough

    Thanks Mike!Now here’s a good question for him: Why hasn’t there been any new official newsletters since 2008?

  • JerreyRough

    Thanks Mike!

    Now here’s a good question for him: Why hasn’t there been any new official newsletters since 2008?

  • Blake

    @XxxX (Guest):
    To awnser that for you, i do not think that Gramarye is the true name for magic, because one its the “slang” word in ancient language not the actual true name and two if magic does have a true name it would have to be extraordinarily long just like the true name of the AL. If were as simple as just invoking the name Gramarye to gain ownership over magic in every aspect then the elves would have destroyed Galby awhile back. Plus you would have control over everything that is involved with magic, example dragons. This would definitely be on Galbys mind if it were possible. Another thing is that a true name doesn’t have to be just a phrase or word it could be entire sentences or even books like CP stated.

    If this doesnt help ill think of some other argument 😀

  • Blake

    @XxxX (Guest):To awnser that for you, i do not think that Gramarye is the true name for magic, because one its the “slang” word in ancient language not the actual true name and two if magic does have a true name it would have to be extraordinarily long just like the true name of the AL. If were as simple as just invoking the name Gramarye to gain ownership over magic in every aspect then the elves would have destroyed Galby awhile back. Plus you would have control over everything that is involved with magic, example dragons. This would definitely be on Galbys mind if it were possible. Another thing is that a true name doesn’t have to be just a phrase or word it could be entire sentences or even books like CP stated. If this doesnt help ill think of some other argument 😀

  • Mike

    @davidlewing(guest) (Guest): Sneaky head-poking-out tidbit. We wont hear more until the book releases. 🙁

  • Mike

    @davidlewing(guest) (Guest): Sneaky head-poking-out tidbit. We wont hear more until the book releases. 🙁

  • Mistgun18

    Wow I wish I had a mind like CP’s!!! =)

  • Mistgun18

    Wow I wish I had a mind like CP’s!!! =)

  • davidlewing(guest)

    @Mike Macauley:
    will we hear more about this? or is it just a sneaky little tidbit that poked its head out of the shadows?

  • davidlewing(guest)

    @Mike Macauley:will we hear more about this? or is it just a sneaky little tidbit that poked its head out of the shadows?

  • Jack

    Something tells me that, if someone found Saphira’s true name, she would be forced to simply go to Galbatorix; never mind killing Eragon. However, if it was ERAGON who discovered her true name…

  • Jack

    Something tells me that, if someone found Saphira’s true name, she would be forced to simply go to Galbatorix; never mind killing Eragon. However, if it was ERAGON who discovered her true name…

    • Laurence

      I think that if Eragon would have found out Saphira’s true name, he wouldn’t have ordered her to do anything. I think that he would have found a way to burn it out of his mind.

  • Mike

    @XxxX (Guest): You do see the giant audio player at the top of the news post that lets you listen to the interview, don’t you…?

  • Mike

    @davidlewing(member) (Guest): He was referring to a part of Book 4 he had just written. You haven’t read the part because Book 4 hasn’t released yet! 😛

  • Mike

    @XxxX (Guest): You do see the giant audio player at the top of the news post that lets you listen to the interview, don’t you…?

  • Mike

    @davidlewing(member) (Guest): He was referring to a part of Book 4 he had just written. You haven’t read the part because Book 4 hasn’t released yet! 😛

  • XxxX

    When do we get the answers

    Or do we

    What’s the point of making us sweat it out for so long

    and then ask questions that make us sweat it out even longer

    Nice questions

    though we’re running out of relevant ones

    I have one though

    IF GRAMARYE IS MAGIC’s TRUE NAME

    THEN WHY DON”T PEOPLE USE IT TO CONTROL MAGIC?????

    Loophole much]

    Or maybe it takes too much energy to control GRAMARYE

  • XxxX

    When do we get the answers
    Or do we
    What’s the point of making us sweat it out for so long
    and then ask questions that make us sweat it out even longer
    Nice questions
    though we’re running out of relevant ones
    I have one though
    IF GRAMARYE IS MAGIC’s TRUE NAME
    THEN WHY DON”T PEOPLE USE IT TO CONTROL MAGIC?????
    Loophole much]
    Or maybe it takes too much energy to control GRAMARYE

  • Brom88

    Wow great interview… now i know for sure true names are no joke. Thanks CP and Mike

  • davidlewing(member)

    I do not remember any time in the books when Eragon was hung from manacles. Does anyone remember this and would you provide a reference?

  • Brom88

    Wow great interview… now i know for sure true names are no joke. Thanks CP and Mike

  • davidlewing(member)

    I do not remember any time in the books when Eragon was hung from manacles. Does anyone remember this and would you provide a reference?

  • Mike

    “Parts two and three will be posted in the coming days (though not too soon — we’ll keep you updated on Twitter!).” From the news post. Next week is probably a good ballpark.

  • Mike

    “Parts two and three will be posted in the coming days (though not too soon — we’ll keep you updated on Twitter!).” From the news post. Next week is probably a good ballpark.

  • Neo

    Great, I’ve been expecting this for long. Thanks guys, keep the good work.

  • Neo

    Great, I’ve been expecting this for long. Thanks guys, keep the good work.

  • Blake

    hmmm it was an interesting first part, some questions seem to be irrelevant in my opinion but then again thats why im not on the staff 😀 Mike is there any info on when we should be seeing the second and or third interview?

  • Blake

    hmmm it was an interesting first part, some questions seem to be irrelevant in my opinion but then again thats why im not on the staff 😀 Mike is there any info on when we should be seeing the second and or third interview?

  • notkayla??idk

    YAY!

  • notkayla??idk

    YAY!

  • Jesus

    sorry dint notice the audio file lol .

  • Jesus

    sorry dint notice the audio file lol .

  • Jesus

    wheres CP’s answers i only see questions!?!?!?!

  • Jesus

    wheres CP’s answers i only see questions!?!?!?!

  • Kayla

    YAY!

  • Kayla

    YAY!