Comic-Con Interview with Christopher Paolini – Part 3

The third and final part of our exclusive interview with Christopher Paolini from Comic-Con International has arrived! We sat down with Christopher and threw nearly every good question we received in an over-thirty-five-minute interview. If you haven’t already, be sure to listen to part one and part two, both being hailed as our best interviews yet! The final installment of our Comic-Con interview series touches on a number of interesting topics, including (but certainly not limited to): Christopher’s role as a narrator in the books and upcoming point-of-view shifts in Book 4, pointed ears of former Riders, Rider swords and staves, lethrblaka, Oromis, possible future copies of Domir Abr Wyrda, Werecat Riders, the story of a Rider who didn’t want to be a Rider, sleeping minds, Sharktooth Island, Book 4’s progress, title, cover, and more!List of questions asked in part two:

  • Do you regard yourself as an omniscient narrator, privy to and indeed controlling all characters’ thoughts, feelings, and actions, or do you feel that your characters gain their own anonymity shaped by their own experiences?
  • Why did Brom not have pointy ears?
  • Were the Dragon Riders obligated to use a sword or could they choose another type of weapon to be forged for them?
  • What was your favorite point-of-view to write?
  • How large are the lethrblaka compared to a dragon, and do they continue growing like dragons or stop at a certain size?
  • How old was Oromis at the time of his death?
  • According to your previous Q&As, you seem to know the entire history of Alagaesia like the back of your hand. Will you be considering writing a version of the History of Alagaesia?
  • I is it possible to create an imitation of the bond a Rider shares with its dragon, with say, a less magical creature such as a werecat? If so, has it ever been done?
  • Last Q&A we were told there was once a Rider who didn’t want to be a Rider. Will you ever tell his story or elaborate on the story, or at least share a little details about the story?
  • In Eragon, when Brom was talking to Eragon about the history between Galbatorix and Morzan, he mentioned that there was a place that the two hid in, in an evil place where the Riders dared not venture. What is this place and is it at all related to the Vault of Souls?
  • If a person is asleep does it make it easier for someone to break into that person’s mind, or does it make it harder that the person is sleeping and focusing only on that? Or, would the person trying to break into the other person’s mind only see the sleeping person’s dreams?
  • Does Galbatorix have elven features?
  • So earlier we talked about Mani’s Caves. This person is wondering if you could tell us where the caves are?
  • Other than the brief mentioning in the first book, Sharktooth Island has played no role whatsoever in the series. Was it put on the map just because or will it have a role in the last book?
  • How is Book 4 going?
    • And it’s going to come out “when it’s done”?
  • Have you chosen a title yet?

Comic-Con Interview Part 3 – Audio:

Transcript of Part 3
Remember, you can listen to the actual audio from the interview in the audio player above!

Mike Macauley: Do you regard yourself as an omniscient narrator, privy to and indeed controlling all characters’ thoughts, feelings, and actions, or do you feel that your characters gain their own anonymity shaped by their own experiences?

Christopher Paolini: I am technically speaking – and I am very technical about this in the way I write – I am third person limited point-of-view narrator. There are only a few times I’ve broken that in the entire series; one of which was when I described Eragon from outscribed his point-of-view when we first meet him. The rest of the time, whatever point-of-view character I’m writing from, I use only their point-of-view. If it’s Nasuada, I don’t describe the tears on her cheeks and how they look because she can’t see that herself unless she is looking through a mirror.

I try to let my characters evolve naturally, although I’m still “god of the universe” as far as the world and the story is concerned, but as a narrator I am third person limited.

M: TheJoker asked, “Why did Brom not have pointy ears?”

C: Because he was not joined with his dragon very long. Eragon’s transformation was accelerated by the Blood-Oath Celebration. And two, Brom was pretty old at this point and he would—he had actually been aging, looked older, and I figured that his ears would have sagged a little bit in length as they tend to do, and so even if they had been a little pointed, it really wouldn’t have shown up by then.

M: We’ve gotten this a lot and I find it kind of fascinating—were the Dragon Riders—

C: Of course he had long hair too, so it would have been hard to see. But anyway!

M: Faraway asked this one: “Were the Dragon Riders obligated to use a sword or could they choose another type of weapon to be forged for them?”

C: That is a great question. They weren’t obligated. I think swords have always been considered one of the highest forms of weaponry and have enormous symbolic value. If Brom, for example, had chosen to use a staff instead as his weapon, I’m sure that Rhunön or some other elf would have been happy to craft him a weapon of equal strength and power as one of the swords. So no, it wasn’t obligated, and actually, I’m sure there were a couple of Riders who probably preferred a bow or a spear, especially from fighting on the back of a dragon—having a bow to shoot or a long lance you could use. And now we’re talking about dragon lances! [Chuckles]

M: Yeah, we got that question a lot so we figured we should throw it in! What was your favorite point-of-view to write? I’m going to guess Saphira.

C: It was Saphira, yeah. I’ve actually enjoyed Nasuada’s the more I write her; she’s such a strong and interesting character. Roran is always fun to write because he just gets to be “Action Hero Roran” at this point. Eragon is, well, he’s Eragon – always asking, “Why me? Why is this happening?” But Saphira was a treat, and I actually have a chapter coming up in just a few pages where I’m going to have another point-of-view shift to her in the fourth book. Not a long one but I wanted to do at least one.

M: I like how she thought… how different it was from the other characters.

C: Yeah, and I wasn’t trying to put her down by that. I actually think that’s more of a complicated way of thinking, sort of free associating with everything you refer to.

M: It was very interesting to read. I’m not sure who asked this one—oh, Alpha—“How large are the lethrblaka compared to a dragon, and do they continue growing like dragons or stop at a certain size?”

C: They don’t keep growing like dragons, and the lethrblaka were, at the time of their death in Brisingr, were… you know, I don’t remember if I did a size comparison between them and Saphira at the beginning of Brisingr.

M: I think you may have mentioned it. I think what they were wondering more was, “Can they grow larger?”

C: No, they don’t grow any larger. I mean, I was thinking they were roughly Saphira’s size, maybe a little bit smaller at that point. And of course they don’t have tails the way she does.

M: And that’s an advantage! Same person asked: “How old was Oromis at the time of his death?”

C: Old. Next question! No, he had given a mini biography of himself to Eragon in Eldest when he mentioned he was several centuries old.

M: Brisineo asked, “According to your previous Q&As, you seem to know the entire history of Alagaesia like the back of your hand. Will you be considering writing a version of the History of Alagaesia?”

C: You mean Domir Abr Wyrda. Some day, but I’m not sure anyone would be interested in reading it.

M: Well I would!

C: It probably wouldn’t tell a story.

M: You had it in the Eldest Limited Edition and I thought it was great.

C: There will be a few more excerpts actually in Book 4 [editor’s note: Christopher accidentally said “Brisingr” in place of Book 4 during the interview].

M: Well I enjoyed it, so if you ever want to write one…

C: Some day! Maybe give up on the story and just do world building!

M: There you go! I don’t think everyone would be bummed. Some people would be, I’m sure… they actually want to know what happens at the end of the books. UnknownGuy asked, “I know this is a stupid question but is it possible to create an imitation of the bond a Rider shares with its dragon, with say, a less magical creature such as a werecat? If so, has it ever been done?”

C: That is an interesting question. No, it isn’t stupid. It is actually possible to create a facsimile of the bond with a dragon, which Galbatorix has done with Shruikan. As for other creatures, the bond with the Riders and dragons really depends on the fact that the dragons are ornately magical creatures. They depend on magic to fly, they depend on magic to breathe fire… they’re actually a source of wild magic themselves, in a sense. And being joined with them affects the people being joined with them, including the race as a whole, as I think I have alluded to a few times.

Trying to create that sort of bond with another creature really wouldn’t work the same. The bond that you create between a Rider and dragon is really dependant on this pact—the bond that was established so many years ago. So without that underlying magical foundation to exist, you would have to create something from scratch. You know, you could probably come up with something that would be similar but it would be a pretty involved process and you’d have to definitely be a very experienced magician to make that work.

M: Well with the introduction of werecats in the recent chapter of Book 4, we could always have Werecat Riders!

C: True… I don’t think they’d consent to that. I think werecats are a little too flighty to be like Dragon Riders.

M: That was a great chapter by the way! SomePerson asked, “Last Q&A we were told there was once a Rider who didn’t want to be a Rider. Will you ever tell his story or elaborate on the story, or at least share a little details about the story?”

C: Possibly some day. I think that would be an interesting story.

M: In Eragon, when Brom was talking to Eragon about the history between Galbatorix and Morzan, he mentioned that there was a place that the two hid in, in an evil place where the Riders dared not venture. What is this place and is it at all related to the Vault of Souls?

C: No comment on the Vault of Souls, but the location—again, it’s not really relevant to the store that I’m telling so I haven’t gotten into it, but I thought it was actually one of the places we talked about with wild magic, and that’s one reason that Riders didn’t really go there. And I don’t want to say where it is at the moment, but it’s a pretty wildly-remote place.

M: So we may see it?

C: No comment, no comment.

M: Rhino62 asked, “If a person is asleep does it make it easier for someone to break into that person’s mind, or does it make it harder that the person is sleeping and focusing only on that? Or, would the person trying to break into the other person’s mind only see the sleeping person’s dreams?”

C: It actually makes it a little harder because a dreaming person’s mind is chaotic and unless the dreamer is lucid and aware of what they’re dreaming, which can happen, it would be rather hard. And also, if you’re trying to invade someone’s mind in a dream world, you risk panic, and then they may start fighting back in the way you only can in a dream. It can actually be very dangerous for the person trying to enter the other person’s mind.

M: That would be very interesting to see in the story, if you ever got to it.

Does Galbatorix have elven features?

C: Well, we’ll have to wait until we actually see Galbatorix…

M: Well, we have seen him—you drew him.

C: True, but I drew that overnight, in a rush.

M: For the curious, it is in Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia.

C: True, true. I’m not denying—I think that is a fairly good image generally but you’ll have to wait for the specifics for when he actually shows up. In Galbatorix’s case, again I would remind people that he lost his original dragon quite young and that what he has with Shruikna now is not the same sort of bond. However, he is very powerful with magic and he could quite easily reshape his features however he wants. If he wants to look like an elf he would be looking like an elf; if he doesn’t, he won’t. As Arya was doing her “plastic surgery” in Brisingr.

M: So earlier we talked about Mani’s Caves. This person is wondering if you could tell us where the caves are?

C: The floating crystals are on the island, and Mani’s Cave I believe is in the Beor Mountains…. I believe that was first mentioned by Orik. It’s in the Beor Mountains.

M: Other than the brief mentioning in the first book, Sharktooth Island has played no role whatsoever in the series. Was it put on the map just because or will it have a role in the last book?

C: It’s there because the ocean looked too empty without it. So maybe someday, but at the moment—it was named by the Riders, and the reason you know that is because of the title. The name of the island is something you would only think of if you saw the island from above.

M: One last question—we’re just going to touch on it so people stop asking. How is Book 4 going?

C: [Chuckles] It’s going. [Laughs]

M: And it’s going to come out “when it’s done”?

C: Well, it’s going into the shredder right now and it’s coming out quickly! No, no, Book 4 is going well—I’m working ridiculously hard on it. I think that I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I’m on the downward slide to the end. It’s been the hardest book to write so far, just because of the complexity and the amount of characters… and it’s the end of the store and demands a certain amount of attention. But I’m getting very excited because I can smell the end, and I can’t wait to get there!

M: The last question is—have you chosen a title yet?

C: I’m sure I’ve answered this before!

M: It’s the question we’re always getting so I’m trying to—

C: Unlike Brisingr, I named Book 4 before I began it and I’ve had the title ever since. I’m very pleased with it, I think it’s a kick-ass title. It’s a good title. Unfortunately I can’t tell it to you but as I know I’ve said before, the cover is going to be a green dragon and I’ve actually seen the painting in New York City at Random House. By John Jude Palancar. It’s a really, really good painting. I like it! I think it’s going to make a great cover.

M: Well thank you very much!

C: Thank you!

  • ze chris

    my theory is that the menoa tree has taken eragons ability to inspire the dragons magic into itself, because eragon said himself that galbatorix would wipe out the forest to the tree and this was after saphira had restored isidar mithrim. in which eragon will have to race to get it back in time, think if the menoa tree had the ability to inspire shruikan to break the oaths from galby then the threat of fire is taken out for the forest. The tree has proven it has no higher priority than keeping the forest safe and it blew eragons barriers down like a bull into plastic, so maybe it discovered eragons ability and took it because eragon didnt know he had it in the first place, maybe the word galby is looking for is the one eragon uses without realising which would give galby the ability to control the eldunari with greater ease and therefore increase his power and could force saphira to spew out her eldunari.

    well just a theory anyway dont burn me to shreds just brainstorming because im going mad waiting for the 4th book.

  • Krissy

    I just remembered this and I don’t know if it’s been mentioned, and I don’t know if it will help but when Saphira showed Eragon the memory of Brom talking as his father, he said that Eragon will need to use logic to overthrow Galbatorix. I don’t really have a train of thought attached, I just thought I might throw that out there. People keep saying that Eragon can only win if he finds some Eldunari or the next Rider will help, but I think it’s more he needs to find Galbatorix weakness like Brom said. Something that he’s overlooked or not thought of.

  • =D

    my head hurts just thinking of the many possibilities. i find that the more you think about it the more you willl get. im just gonna wait for the next book, whenever it finally comes out that is, but you all have some really good points. x

  • Coolguy

    ok, i think greeny is alive somewhere, because eragon stood on the little bit of egg. IT cant be arya because we would see arya with it. So i think it is some new person.

  • DilTheTamil

    anyone think Angela could be a were-cat in disguise as she always seems to be in the right places at the right times and she’s really old…

    • RiderVrael

      I think that is a slim possibility. I think it is more probable that she is the rider of the dragon that Galby stool or is somehow related to the Grey Folk and it effected by their majic. Or when Oromis talks about how she visited Ellesmera once something could have happened then.

  • Zatevon

    I would like to ask a question. Give me your theories…. When Oromis dies, what happens to his sword? We know that it contains alot of magic stored in the Gems… Did was it taken by Murtagh? or did the elves take it back?

    • RiderVrael

      I sure the elves took it as a token of Oromis such as the other two rider blades that the elves have kept in Ellesmera, the sword Eragon checked out when he came back in Brisingir, and the other one in that northern city. Sorry I forgot its name.

      • RiderVrael

        Good question though I never thought of it until now.

  • Evanss92

    Hey everybody, I’ve got a new angle on Eragon’s dream in book 1. What if the man on the shore is Eragon, after having been brought to somewhere outside of Alagaesia? (since Angela said he’d leave and never come back). Maybe the elves are leaving him in this new land, and the two dragons are Saphira and greeni/ Thorn saying their parting goodbyes before Saphira comes back to be with Eragon.
    I know that this is probably NOT going to happen, for several reasons, but it’s just a thought. It would be a pretty descent twist, wouldn’t it?

    • Anonymous

      do u seriously think Eragon will stay alone sumwhere? Who r d ppl on d ship then?

  • solumbum elva’s pet

    christopher has hinted in past interviews on the name of the 4th book that it’ll be named after something he inherites (bad spelling i know) i dont think it’ll be eldunari or empire because he already inherited an eldunari (glaedrs) and he doesn’t have any ambition to rule so thats a no go on empire, i honestly think it’ll be named “freedom” since by defeating galby he would be inheriting freedom for alegaisia.

    ~solumbum elva’s pet~

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  • Madelinde

    I just finished Brisingr.. I can’t wait until the fourth book is coming out! Maybe I have to start reading book Eragon again 😉

  • MatthewTheRider

    I think Brom and Oromis souls will come back to Eragon

  • asuthosh

    you might think i am funny …but my theory is that women is galbotorix’s wife and the girl is his daughter….he would have treated them very badly…tortured them…he might even be hunting for them…so only angela mentions they need ur blessings to eragon…..they might even know the way to steal the egg or have already did that ….it all fits…they are the only ones who were inside the kings palace if my theory is correct

    • asuthosh

      that women means the women whom angela told eragon to bless

  • the_sav_mistro

    i reckon that the vault of souls is the place were the wild dragons used to go to mate, which is in the centre of the hadarac desert, and that’s why nobody has found it before as people don’t go there much, and that oromis found it familiar as he would have been tort about it in his training, but may have forgotten about it. and if the wild dragons went there to mate, they would most likely store all of their eldunari there as it would be nigh on impossible to find, and there would be lots of dragons mating there all year round, and on the map you can see some mountains in the middle of the desert.

    • werekitty

      interesting but I don’t think so. In Brisinger when Oromis is explaining the eldunari to Eragon he says that when Galb. took the eldunari they were well accounted for and so he highly doubts that there is any large hord hidden in Alg. because “nerver in all of his searching of the lands has he even heard of a whisper of an eldunari” and then he also says that Brom searched for them as well. And since Oromis tells eragon that the orignal location of the eldunari was in those moutains in the Hadrac desert I bet that he searched there mentally while Brom pobably searched there physically. If your theory was true it would have to be because of some weird Drandon magic that they were able to conceal their existance.

  • Rrumo

    I think there are a lot of possibilities for a solution- Murtagh could after all change his true name and refuse to fight in the last big battle (if there is one). He could steal the last eg as well and bring it to someone allied to Eragon. Maybe even Selena?
    Than is there the Question about what the menoa tree took from Eragon- might this help him, is it bad or just a fact that affects his relationship to Arya? Than the vault of souls- if Eragon finds the right word, is he gonna get some dragon souls or maybe releasing them, so they really die and Galby is once more just a normal dragon rider. Than Shruikan could turn against Galby- why ever…Sloan isn’t done yet either, I believe- the same as Roan. Roan tries to use magic- he might be the next rider- stealing the eg as a mission from Nasuada for him. What about the two kids in Ellesmera- who where watching him with Maud- who might get a role as well, as she didn’t yet. Those two women need to have their go of course- although I don’t think they are related to Eragon. The last Razac told Eragon Galby does almost know the name- He didn’t say which one, but I guess It could be the Name for everything- which gives the lucky finder control about the elements. If Galby had that Eragon would be srewed- so maybe Murthag will play a role on that as well…

  • I had another question I forgot to post and I really hope to get it answered. It is impossible to practice deceit when speaking in the Ancient Language, as quoted from Brom in Eragon. If a person attempts to lie in this language, man, elf, dwarf, whatever, then do the words not come out of their mouth? What makes it impossible?

  • Adurna

    This is one of my theories about Angela. She’s a half elf/ half human and she had a dragon. One day her dragon was killed in a plot and Angela tried to take revenge by summoning spirits. But right before she could do any real damage, the spirits turned against her. She lost and for some reason she was dragged to the “spirit” world where she and the spirits continued to fight with Angela suspended in time so she didn’t age. After a couple hundred years Angela escapes and come back. When the elves learn of her returning, they ask Solumbum to watch over her. A couple days after she comes back, some lingering side affects of the “spirit” world hit her and she loses part of her memory and the part of her having a dragon and her revenge is locked deep in her subconciousness. Also, during her fight and her escape, the elf half of her was stripped away, but part of it couldn’t be stripped away like her longetivity. After a couple of years she finds out about her past except for her dragon. But she also gained from her time there because she found out about herbs and plants and stuff. And that is one of my theories about her but it probably doesn’t match up well with the story or what we know about Angela.

  • OMG! XD

    FFFFFFFF-! Ah COME ON!! THE NAME, FOR GOD’S SAKE, THE NAME!!! Hell, there ain’t no way that the name would hurt the series!!! or spoil anything!

    -.-#* I wanted to ask if anything was happening between eragon and Arya…
    I thought it was done, but then the Grass boat scene… @_@, oh come now, don’t tease us..

  • How long can werecats live for? and does their human side age like we might, from children to adult stages? and when exactly do they change? is is at will or some mystic force like the moon or something?

  • There are many people who berate the inheritance cycle giving various reasons for their attitude toward this series. I have always believed the inheritance cycle to be a very well written one and I have tried to explain the counter arguments for the various allegations posed on the Inheritance Cycle in this post: http://t.co/5jY5NH5 ….. do read and tell what you think. Thanks.

  • werekitty

    Just read this the other night and it never really stuck out to me before. But at the end of the Chapter “A Feast with Friends” Eragon has a vision of a Circular stone city in the middle of a vast plane and a small girl singing a haunting song. Does anyone else think that this could perhaps be Elva leading Eragon to where CP said that he would be hanging in Mancles? I believe CP said that the place where Eragon was hanging was not in the Empire right? So maybe this is the vision of where it’s at?? Anyone??

  • Anonymous

    these are a few of my thought on book 4 .. i dont think that the vault of souls has any eldunari in it . Why would a dragon want to sit in a cave for hundreds of years . In Brisingr its said that that other dragons that had decided to live in there eldunari ..and no longer had a body of their own would chose to go with riders to see the world because they were tierd of sitting ..so why would hundreds of dragons chose to do this in the vault of souls ..

    I think that when eragons power is not enough and he somehow finds the the vault of souls and speaks his name at the rock of k {which will be inside of it }.. sorry cant remember how to spell it lol .. that it will somehow summone the spirt of the first eragon .. and our eragon will become ” a dragon shad” .. cp says no comment on both ?s about a dragon shad and on what happened to the first eragon ..

  • Anonymous

    these are a few of my thought on book 4 .. i dont think that the vault of souls has any eldunari in it . Why would a dragon want to sit in a cave for hundreds of years . In Brisingr its said that that other dragons that had decided to live in there eldunari ..and no longer had a body of their own would chose to go with riders to see the world because they were tierd of sitting ..so why would hundreds of dragons chose to do this in the vault of souls ..

    I think that when eragons power is not enough and he somehow finds the the vault of souls and speaks his name at the rock of k {which will be inside of it }.. sorry cant remember how to spell it lol .. that it will somehow summone the spirt of the first eragon .. and our eragon will become ” a dragon shad” .. cp says no comment on both ?s about a dragon shad and on what happened to the first eragon ..

  • Anonymous

    Guyz plz help me remember the instance where we get to know that “Once upon a time Galbatorix lost half his army in the spine”….i seem 2 forget where i read it………and i think that that event cannot be ignored coz wateva the power is in spine might play an important role in 4th book….

    • TheDragonReborn

      i think brom (cant remeber if it is him though) tells eragon in book 1, i am sure it is toward the beginging of book 1, but i havn’t read them for two years, so someone else would have to tell you the excact location of where is says it..

    • Buffiejoe

      in the second chapter of “Eragon”, Palancar Valley, a description of the Spine is given. “The Spine was one of the only places that King Galbatorix could not call his own. Stories were still told about how half of his army disappeared after marching into its ancient forest.” Then goes on the say how bad luck and misfortune hang over the place, few people could spend any amount of time without suffering an accident, this that and the other.

      Haaha. I just started reading this book again today so I knew exactly where to look for the answer to your question 🙂

  • TheDragonReborn

    well, it does seem likely to be arya next, but i think it would be interesting if it was roran because we woulld get to see his strugle with family or duty, and it would be interesting to see how he handles it..

    • Anonymous

      haha… i wouldn’t necessarily like it… but wouldn’t it be funny if Katrina became Dragon Rider.

      Mother…Wife…Warrior ALL in one!

  • Hideandgoseek25

    I want to know who the green dragon rider will be! I really hope that it’s Arya. Roran (who I suspect is another possibility) has his glory from fighting on the ground with his hammer, not magic. Plus he has Katrina and his unborn child. Being a Dragon Rider would take him away from them.

  • Anonymous

    where’s the audio file?

  • Fire Falcon 117

    Umm, I’m not sure if I am missing this but what happened to Eragon 1? is he dead?

    • Faleia

      I believe it was asked in a Q&A and CP wouldn’t comment. So it’s one of my queries of the fourth book.

  • Jeremy_jj14

    What if the Rock of Kuthian IS an Eldunari?! Maybe one of an ancient OLD dragon. I think it is possible. Also the vault of souls I think is a place where Eldunarya are hidden. I think that the green dragon has already hatched. And if it has it is either a wild dragon or bonded with someone. Maybe even bonded with Arya, and she has just kept it secret like the elves did with Oromis and Glaedr

    • Faleia

      Please, don’t bring the Eldunari up again. First of all the Rock of Kuthian is said to contain the Vault of Souls, which disproves this theory at once.

      No, please refrain from bringing up Eldunari.

    • ErAgOn

      I have a theory that the RoK and the VoS are actually coantaining the original rider, eragon. It would make a lot of sense, as then Original Eragon’s spirit could give advice and power to Eragon to defeat Galby

  • Kayla

    I have a comment on a possible alternative to Eragon’s dream that people have been talking about earlier.

    What if his dream wasn’t a premonition? What if it was a memory from the past?

    I know that either Oromis or Brom told Eragon to NEVER scry the past. But the fact that Eragon gets premonitions AT ALL could suggest that he can also see glimpses of the past.

    If it was a memory from the past, then I would guess the people boarding the ship were leaving Alageasia were the Gray Folk, and at the time they were around, dragons could be a very common site.

    Also, Eragon’s dream reminded me of an Elvish poem that Brom recited to him on the way to see Jeod. The one where the elf-maid and her lover and torn by the sea. (one wants to leave, the other doesn’t…hence the crying person on the shore.)

  • Broken_blue_rose

    I have a big question!!! what happened to Eragon at the Menoa tree? I’m basically asking…. what did she take from him because he felt a twinge in his lower belly. Will we find out in book 4??

  • Anonymous

    Random question of the day?:

    does anyone think their might be a deeper meaning to why eragons sword lights on fire when he says brisingr?

    i think that in addition to, it being the swords true name and the fact that eragon put part of his personality into it when it was forged, the fire has some other quality that has not yet been talked about.

    • Kevdoggl

      I absolutely believe there is a connection with the flaming sword. Remember when Brom first relayed the story in the beginning of Eragon regarding how Galbatorix defeated Vrael. He kicked him where it counts, and then cut off his head with a flaming sword. If Vrael was killed by a sword that burns like Brisingr, then there will be a connection, I’m sure of it.

      • Anonymous

        mabye it makes the spells on the sword stronger.

    • Stefangroenendaal

      could ‘brisingr’ be a part of eragon’s true name? cuz it was the first magic he was able to use, and his fire is really powerfull.and because eragon was deeply involved in the forging of his sword a part of his personality is in the sword

    • Stefangroenendaal

      could ‘brisingr’ be a part of eragon’s true name? cuz it was the first magic he was able to use, and his fire is really powerfull.and because eragon was deeply involved in the forging of his sword a part of his personality is in the sword

    • werekitty

      Remember when Eragon and Nausuda go and visit all of the people who were hurt on the burning planes and during the battle with the lauging dead and Eragon meets a man who’s talking about the light?? He says that he can see everything now. And he says that he saw Eragons brother and he shone but not like Eragon. He said the light that came fourth from Murtuagh was from else (of course we know this is a foreshadowing of the eldunari) but he says the Eragon shone brighter then anything else. The Eragon was like a Sun surrounded by candles that he outshined every other light. I think Brisinger is deff. part of eragons true name and all of this shinning, light, and fire stuff is going to end up being a pretty important part of the story

      • Faleia

        I’m sure it’s more like a token that Eragon brings light to the people. I don’t see “Fire” being descriptive of a person.. or since we’re talking about The Ancient Language, not descriptive… rather, a person being fire.

      • RiderVrael

        I agree it is all going to be reveled in the fourth book most likely so we are just going to wait and see.

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    • Anonymous

      uh… you’re commenting on the wrong article…

  • Yep agreed.

  • Kayla

    Okay, I started to read all the comments, but stopped since there was so many. I have some theories.

    I recently read the section about Eragon and Tenga. Eragon kept asking Tenga about the Question Tenga was trying to answer. Eragon asks:

    “Pray tell, what exactly do you search for?”
    A frown twisted Tenga’s face. “You don’t know the question? I thought you might. But no, I was mistaken. Still, I see you understand my search…”

    Okay, Tenga assumes Eragon knows the question. Now, Tenga could be crazy and weird. However, most of the weird people in this book seem to have it all figured out than all the normal people. i.e. Eragon, Nasuada… What we should be asking is, “What is Tenga’s question and how does it relate to Eragon?”

    Secondly, this whole discussion has be about Eragon, Roran and Arya and who will be the next king or rider. But what interests me the most is the two women that Angela tells their fortune to. Both women can use telepathy, or else Angela wouldn’t have told their fortune. And I think in a Q&A Christopher refused to answer questions about them. And the only time we see them is in that specific chapter.

    I believe that those women will come up soon and become greeni’s rider.
    The older woman might be Selena. (Selena could have changed her appearances so that doesn’t look like how she used to be). And the younger girl could be Eragon’s sister!
    In fact, my theory fits about Selena. Because the book clearly states that both women were used to punishment and they looked like prominent swordsmen.

    “That Angela had chosen to do this for the handsome woman with the scars on her wrists and the teenage girl with the forearms of a swordfighter told him that they were people of note, people who had had, and would have, important roles in shaping the Alagaesia to be.” (255)
    … After re-reading this passage, I SLIGHTLY take back what I said about the girl being Eragon’s sister. I think Selena would have to have been pregnant again AT LEAST a year after Eragon was born for them to be siblings… and that doesn’t seem likely. It’s possible, but not likely.

    AND I realize if the older woman IS Selena, that if she could change her outer appearance, she could also remove the scars off her arms. I am assuming she has a “bond” with her scars like Eragon did with his.

    Mike, I have an AWESOME question for Paolini. When will we be submitting questions?

    • Anonymous

      i agree with everything you said except for eragon having a sister. that seems a little to unlikely for me.

    • werekitty

      the first time I read it I really thought that it was Selena but then I thought to myself…after all she went through to make sure Eragon was protected…wouldn’t CP write something about maybe how the woman had to pull herself away from Eragon. Everyone one in ALg. knows Eragon’s story so would Selena really be able to see her son and then leave without any kind lingering towards him? I think both of these women are going to be people of importance but I don’t think that the older woman is Selena. CP likes to use forshadowing in his writing and there was nothing in that passage that really linked them. There are the scars but it’s already been addressed that you can use telepathy without being a majic user, so her telepathy might have been what caused Solombum (because Angela only reads the fortunes of the people he talks to) and Angela to read their fortunes but their lack in majic would explain the lack of their healed scars.

      • Kayla

        You got a good point on Selena. I believe if she knew it was Eragon, she would have a hard time letting him go. And the name Eragon is pretty rare so I’m sure she would have thought it was her son from the get-go.

        I believe Selena to be a good person, even if she did all those horrible things under Morzan’s power. However, I have no doubt that she is desensitized to pain, anguish, and obvisously violence and gore. Selena is a hard woman! I have no doubt that she could hide her emotions from Eragon until he was gone. Remember Brom? Eragon was sure that Brom thought of him as a nuisance. Eragon had no clue about Brom’s true feelings about Eragon until after he was dead. (lol that makes brom sound gay…sorry guys).

        If Brom can do it, then so can Selena.

        • This reminds me of two women in the Varen that Eragon and Saphira bless (or something along those lines)…

          These are some good points. If Eragon having a sister theory is correct then one of those two women could be her, but she doesn’t know that at the time. Heck, perhaps both of them! Having another set of twins (although hopefully not evil) would make things interesting.

      • Umm…

        They could be magic users that aren’t yet powerful enough to heal scars.

      • Dalexander1990

        also, something to keep in mind, angela said that she already read Selena’s fortune, long ago.

    • Ciaran-197

      What if eragon has a TWIN sister

      • Anonymous

        Unlikely since she would have been born with Eragon. Garrow and Marion would have found out of course. Eragon would know about it.

        • Julianortega70

          but what if eragon’s mom decided to separate the two..you might be on to something..

          • Anonymous

            Still, Garrow and Marion would have known. It would have leaked out someway or another.

          • Hckyplyr5

            hahaha sounds pretty much like star wars to me 🙂

    • See I think That the two women are there so that CP has a story to tell if he wants to return to the inheritance cycle. The chapter is called intersecting saga’s so something like that. It makes perfect sense in my head.

    • Kyle

      I don’t buy it. Why would Angela tell Selena’s fortune twice?

      • werekitty

        agreed

      • Anonymous

        Good point, however, look at my comment where I said that “Selena could have changed her appearance”.

        Angela may have some weird foresight (and knowledge as to what is going on w/o people telling her) into stuff as we have seen in the 1st three books, but she isn’t a god. There is a huge chance that she didn’t know who Selena was until she told her fortune. And even then, Angela is honor-bound to not tell Eragon their fortune.

        Random thought: What if Angela was one of the gods? Or maybe a daughter of a god?

      • “Guest”

        It is possible Angela had no idea it would be her, or even that Selena wouldn’t remember… Also, remember something Eragon said that you could make someone imortal, but having to wipe their memory every now and then in the process? Maybe it’s one of Brom’s secrets, he DID arrive at Morzan’s castle in time, maybe even she wasn’t sick, or maybe she was and asked him to do it, as in to change her future on the topic of Angela’s prophesy… how the ‘premonitions’ are not set in stone as CP said in part two(I think)…

    • OMG! XD

      FFFFFFF—–!!!!! Why does that sound right? I always think that the next big shocker is going to be that its going to be the person you least expect it…

      • Haylo

        why has everyone forgotten about elva?

        • Alagaesea

          No one has forgotten elva! She is one character who interests me the most. She becoming the next dragon rider sounds good. I don’t want to see arya becoming one.

          In a dream eragon sees fair silver headed people boarding a ship (a man and a woman) and two dragons. Many think that they are eragon and arya leaving alagaesea. Silver hair tells us that it CANNOT be eragon and arya. They’re someone else.
          But fair does indicate they are elves. It again strikes me that they are eragon and arya. This makes it more clear that arya might be the next rider.
          Yet many people board the ship. Dragon might belong to anyone. It just says that they walk arm in arm. (Eragon does love arya!)

          One thing puzzles me. Only two dragons are mentioned. One might be Saphira and the other greenie. Apart from them Thorn and Glaedr are there not to fordet Shruikan. Glaedr may die. Shruikan will die but what about Thorn? Is Murtagh good or bad? If he is good and he is still alive in the end of book 4 then a third dragon should be there. But since it is not so Murtagh might die. It gives another question. Who then is the person on the shore? Or is it Murtagh who loses Thorn and outlives him like Brom did?

          Another question. Map of Alg. in all books have definite boudaries only on the west side i.e. it opens out to see. The north, south and east do not. But there has to be something there. Why hasn’t definite borders been shown? May be CP will show it in book 4 and VoS may be there!

          • guest

            Glaedr is already dead

          • sarr

            ohh goshh…. you theory seems like the best one i have heard so farr
            chris must be having a hard time since people are thinking of everything

    • asuthosh

      you might think i am funny …but my theory is that women is galbotorix’s wife and the girl is his daughter….he would have treated them very badly…tortured them…he might even be hunting for them…so only angela mentions they need ur blessings to eragon…..they might even know the way to steal the egg or have already did that ….it all fits…they are the only ones who were inside the kings palace if my theory is correct

  • Dractan

    CP are you ever going to stop answering question with riddles that make me want to bury my head in books 1-3?

  • Potato

    Im pretty sure that the man and women are eragon and arya. the two dragons overhead are their dragons. the people on the boat are elves. eragon and arya are on the boat instead of on their dragons so they can be with their elf friends. the man on the shore is Murtagh, because he regrets his actions, and is left behind with nothing.

    • Anonymous

      The two people have silver hair. Does Eragon or Arya have silver hair?

  • “Shining Palm”

    he needs to tell us i mean y keep us waiting??

  • I’ve wanted to ask something – Why does Christopher Paolini keep the cover painting and title a secret? Why can’t we see them now?
    -Swordebrithil12

    • Faleia

      It’s just to raise out curiosity. I sincerely support CP of doing this as it engages me more.

  • x

    i think that the elves will leave because they are going to take the last dragons and dragon riders away because of wat happend with galby

  • x

    i think that the elves will leave because they are going to take the last dragons and dragon riders away because of wat happend with galby

    • Anonymous

      That will make it similar 2 Lord of The Rings.

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): Wow very interesting Question

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): Wow very interesting Question

  • XxxX

    I return once again

    All right here is how the book goes down

    Shade/spirit wise at least

    In a previous interviview it was asked

    AFreeAlagaesia asked: You mentioned in your last Q&A that it was Eragon, not Oromis that inspired the Dragons at the Blood Oath Celebration to use their magic. Also Eragon did the same for Saphira during the Dwarves’s Coronation with Isidar Mithrim, is it possible that Eragons Character, what defines him allows him to help the Dragons work their magic? by that I mean, somehow, does something about him help the Dragons – inspire if you will – to use their magic, when they would otherwise be unable to?

    Is Eragon a catalyst that helps the dragons to use magic? Interesting question. . . .Very interesting. Yup. . . . Mmh. . . . Very interesting. Can’t say though. Nope. That would be telling.

    So, Eragon inspires a dragon to use magic summoning a good spirit into its body.

    And the book says that only bad spirits WISH to posses humans

    a good one could be convinced into it.

    PRETTY COOL how I put together clues, huh?

  • XxxX

    I return once again

    All right here is how the book goes down
    Shade/spirit wise at least

    In a previous interviview it was asked

    AFreeAlagaesia asked: You mentioned in your last Q&A that it was Eragon, not Oromis that inspired the Dragons at the Blood Oath Celebration to use their magic. Also Eragon did the same for Saphira during the Dwarves’s Coronation with Isidar Mithrim, is it possible that Eragons Character, what defines him allows him to help the Dragons work their magic? by that I mean, somehow, does something about him help the Dragons – inspire if you will – to use their magic, when they would otherwise be unable to?

    Is Eragon a catalyst that helps the dragons to use magic? Interesting question. . . .Very interesting. Yup. . . . Mmh. . . . Very interesting. Can’t say though. Nope. That would be telling.

    So, Eragon inspires a dragon to use magic summoning a good spirit into its body.

    And the book says that only bad spirits WISH to posses humans
    a good one could be convinced into it.

    PRETTY COOL how I put together clues, huh?

    • EternalShade

      Interesting discovery but what good’s it gonna do to know that. what is your point exactly?

    • Kevdoggl

      I believe his special ability as a catalyst for dragon magic will come into play with the Eldunari, and the dragons themselves will do something they couldn’t do without Eragon that will be key to overthrowing Galby.

      • Kadac

        I totally agree with this theroy. I mean, how else will he do it??? it will be interesting to see how he does it though. What else did CP mean when he didn’t answer the question. Like it has been said in the interview, you know you’ve asked the right questions when he doesn’t give an answer. 😀

        • Quodj352

          Hes probably gonna learn the word of words from the vault of souls or something like that. Either way CP has been aluding to it in all the books so i think its gonna be the final mystery and also how they beat Galbi.

    • EternalShade

      Ok i guess there IS a good reason for that lol

    • superfreak

      maybe if Eragon fights Galby and all the eldunari are there maybe Eragon could inspire the dragons to use magic to break thier eldunari … that would make Galby really weak and Eragon could easily kill him

  • WeirdMind

    In Brisingr, on Rorans’s first mission he was wounded my an ox. Eragon’s wards didn’t help so Galby’s probably wouldn’t either. You think the Varden will use that as an advatage against the empire to kill the laughing dead, Murtugh, or Galby?

  • WeirdMind

    In Brisingr, on Rorans’s first mission he was wounded my an ox. Eragon’s wards didn’t help so Galby’s probably wouldn’t either. You think the Varden will use that as an advatage against the empire to kill the laughing dead, Murtugh, or Galby?

  • Bluewing

    Is it possible that a dragon can swallow another dragon’s eldunari, and I know it sounds weird but maybe it could give the dragon some kind of special attributes

  • Bluewing

    Is it possible that a dragon can swallow another dragon’s eldunari, and I know it sounds weird but maybe it could give the dragon some kind of special attributes

    • Waffle

      interesting. but that leads to the main question being: “can a dragon swallow back their eldunari after disgorging it?”

  • Kadac

    @Unknown (Guest):

    yeah, the spirits do get anoyed at that but in the books the say that only the darkest and evilest spirits wish to posses another cosious being.. so shades are eveil, because it are the evil spirits that posses, not the annoyed ones

  • Kadac

    @Unknown (Guest):

    yeah, the spirits do get anoyed at that but in the books the say that only the darkest and evilest spirits wish to posses another cosious being.. so shades are eveil, because it are the evil spirits that posses, not the annoyed ones

  • Kadac

    @GreenRider (Guest):

    maybe, lots have thought of that. Maybe the VoS is where really old riders and their eldenari go when they get old, and eragon has to call out his name so that the attetion of Eragon 1 is brought onto him

  • Kadac

    @GreenRider (Guest):

    maybe, lots have thought of that. Maybe the VoS is where really old riders and their eldenari go when they get old, and eragon has to call out his name so that the attetion of Eragon 1 is brought onto him

  • Unknown

    hey guys, everyone always talks about shades as evil but that is only because the spirits are pissed to be trapped against their will. What if the the spirits wanted to help? Maybe a power boost for the good guys……

  • Unknown

    hey guys, everyone always talks about shades as evil but that is only because the spirits are pissed to be trapped against their will. What if the the spirits wanted to help? Maybe a power boost for the good guys……

  • GreenRider

    Is it possible that the vault of souls is actually a secret hiding place for eldunari, because a dragon’s soul is in it’s heart of hearts if it chooses to transfer it’s mind into its respective eldunari

  • GreenRider

    Is it possible that the vault of souls is actually a secret hiding place for eldunari, because a dragon’s soul is in it’s heart of hearts if it chooses to transfer it’s mind into its respective eldunari

    • Broken_blue_rose

      But remember that Oromis made comment that Galbatorix had went to where they were all stored, and took them all, that was why he said (in Brisingr) that Galby could have thousands of Eldunari.

      • RiderVrael

        I agree that the vault of souls is not a place where eldunari are kept, but I was thinking it was a portal or a void to the spirits of all who are dead.

    • Silrano

      I believe that the location of the vault of souls is somewhere within the mountains in the centre of the hadarac desert mentioned in Brisingr by Oromis where the wild dragons used to place their eldunari.

      P.S. I think that chris will get Eragon and Saphira to go there to look for the vault of souls and search for any remaining eldunari or hopefully another free dragon rider or just a lone dragon.

      • RiderVrael

        I agree with you on the location. It is either, I believe, deep in the boar mountains or on an island like Dura Arabea. My theory is when Eragon speaks his name to the vault Brom will come and give advice to Eragon. My second and more likely one is that the first Eragon that put an end to the war between the dragons and the elves will come and aid Eragon in his quest somehow.

        • Connorc208

          allthough you may be correct about the island of vroengard sharktooth is a remote place but much to close to teirm for the vault of souls to be located there. beirland seems like a place that is teeming with trade but with the closest city being possesed by galby it is entirley unlikely unless you count illium or the remote city that chooses neither side called eoam. hedarth is very remote but is still a city posibbley posessed by the wandering ones even though no comment is made of the almost always looked over city.

          • RiderVrael

            Well what I meant by an island like Dura Arabea is that it had a strong connection to the riders. I really did not mean in close proximity to Alagesia sorry for not clarifying that. I just thought that there may be an island or land out there that had some significance to the riders, the elves, or even the gray folk that CP has not written about or made any hint that something might be out there other than the land the elves came from.

          • Quodj352

            Yea but if it were in a place like that it would probably be known about. If you remember Oromis told Eragon he had never even heard of it unless he was lieing wich is possible, but unlikly considering they told Eragon about the eldunri. The Vault of Souls could also be one of the many secrets that only a dragon knows.

        • Wallmatthew12

          what if the vault of souls could bring galbys first dragon back who else could end his madness?

          • RiderVrael

            That could be a possibility, but what about Eragon when he speaks his name into the vault of souls? I think it would be more likely it would be someone or something close or related to Eragon not Galby.

        • Quodj352

          more likely in the spine. thats probably why galbys army went missing in it. also what if instead maybe when he speaks his name one of the dragons gives him the word of words.

      • firesword

        wat if there are still wild dragons that gaurd the vault of souls ?????

        • RiderVrael

          That could be but there would be a very small chance of that.

        • RiderVrael

          That could be but there would be a very small chance of that.

  • Kadac

    @npe65 (Guest):

    OMG!!! that is the most significant clue i have ever seen, i mean… that one little capital letter makes all the diference; just think of the implications..

    lol just kidding, i just think it was a typo, but well done on spotting it, i certainly never would have..

  • Kadac

    @npe65 (Guest):

    OMG!!! that is the most significant clue i have ever seen, i mean… that one little capital letter makes all the diference; just think of the implications..

    lol just kidding, i just think it was a typo, but well done on spotting it, i certainly never would have..

  • npe65

    Has any one else noticed that ,in Eragon, Solembum called it the ‘rock of Kuthian; whilst in Brisingr, Eragon tells Oromis and Arya that it is called the ‘Rock of Kuthian’.

    Just a thought.

    ARE THERE ANY IMLICATIONS TO BE FOUND HERE, OR IS IT SIMPLY A TYPO.

  • npe65

    Has any one else noticed that ,in Eragon, Solembum called it the ‘rock of Kuthian; whilst in Brisingr, Eragon tells Oromis and Arya that it is called the ‘Rock of Kuthian’.

    Just a thought.

    ARE THERE ANY IMLICATIONS TO BE FOUND HERE, OR IS IT SIMPLY A TYPO.

  • Kadac

    @Flapjack (Guest):

    well, it says that the two people are the tallest. i don\’t know but i don\’t think that eragon is that tall, and maybe he makes himself taller but i doubt it so the question is.. who are the two people pointed out in the dream?? its got to be some sort of twist..

  • Kadac

    @Flapjack (Guest):

    well, it says that the two people are the tallest. i don’t know but i don’t think that eragon is that tall, and maybe he makes himself taller but i doubt it so the question is.. who are the two people pointed out in the dream?? its got to be some sort of twist..

    • Flapjack

      Agreed, and I highly doubt the 3 focused on are all dwarves. More than who is in the premonition, I’m more interested as to where. I posted earlier that I believe it’s the Edda River, as elves are present, and it leads to uncharted lands, but it could be anywhere.

  • Thorn12345

    I know many people have already said that, but I’ll repeat it:
    GREAT INTERVIEW!!!!
    Thanks:)

  • Thorn12345

    I know many people have already said that, but I’ll repeat it:GREAT INTERVIEW!!!!Thanks:)

  • Potato

    @shadeslayr (Guest): Dragons cant be shades because they can summon spirits. this would be using magic which they cant do without inspiration.

  • Potato

    @shadeslayr (Guest): Dragons cant be shades because they can summon spirits. this would be using magic which they cant do without inspiration.

  • oromismaster

    still waiting for book 4. the wait is killing me,but the interviews do help the time to go by faster. where did all the original posters go? i miss seing your comments, they were always the best!

  • oromismaster

    still waiting for book 4. the wait is killing me,but the interviews do help the time to go by faster. where did all the original posters go? i miss seing your comments, they were always the best!

  • stefanov

    @Potato (Guest):
    i think the same, and who cares it’s predictible, it’s an awsome theorie 😀 arya is one of the few elves i like, and roran is a kick ass leader :p but nausada is good as wel, and she ahs received a better education. So i think roran will be the leader of the army ans nasuada the queen

  • stefanov

    @Potato (Guest):i think the same, and who cares it’s predictible, it’s an awsome theorie 😀 arya is one of the few elves i like, and roran is a kick ass leader :p but nausada is good as wel, and she ahs received a better education. So i think roran will be the leader of the army ans nasuada the queen

  • shadeslayr

    i cant wait to find out angela’s story. i think she was a rider and her dragon is a shade. i also think the first eragon is not dead. both the first eragon and angela’s stories will be in the 4th book. otherwise why wouldnt \cp comment on them?

  • shadeslayr

    i cant wait to find out angela’s story. i think she was a rider and her dragon is a shade. i also think the first eragon is not dead. both the first eragon and angela’s stories will be in the 4th book. otherwise why wouldnt cp comment on them?

  • nick

    mike, i know this has nothing to do with you, but any idea when the suvudu interview with cp will be released?

  • nick

    mike, i know this has nothing to do with you, but any idea when the suvudu interview with cp will be released?

  • Potato

    @PrinceDave (Guest): not necesarily, maby birds fly the same way that they do in real life and dragons need magic to fly because their body to wing ratio is not the same as birds.

  • Potato

    @PrinceDave (Guest): not necesarily, maby birds fly the same way that they do in real life and dragons need magic to fly because their body to wing ratio is not the same as birds.

  • PrinceDave

    After what CP said birds use magic. CP said that dragons use magic to fly. Then birds must use it to then.

  • PrinceDave

    After what CP said birds use magic. CP said that dragons use magic to fly. Then birds must use it to then.

    • Faleia

      You probably need to learn a few things about birds…

      Dragons have a much much larger bodymass, making them heavier.
      Their bones are sturdy and strong, not hollow like birds.
      Dragons have scales and not feathers, I read that birds feathers help in some way… so I can’t say what’s bad with the scales.. but feathers would be better for flying.

      There are probably more reasons, but birds shouldn’t need magic to fly in the Inheritance Cycle when they have good “grounds” in real life. As dragons don’t exist in real life, though…

  • Potato

    i think that roran will be king, and arya a rider (her dragon already hatched).

    even though its predictable, it makes the most sense.

    this way the eragon arya relationship can continue and the next generation of dragons can be born.

  • Potato

    i think that roran will be king, and arya a rider (her dragon already hatched).

    even though its predictable, it makes the most sense.

    this way the eragon arya relationship can continue and the next generation of dragons can be born.

  • iajrz

    @PrettyBullet:Possible, but not significant imho. There was a previous interview, actually one of the monthly Q&A’s iirc, in which CP clarified the gray folk faded away a long time ago. Not possibly, but as what actually happened. I really think there’s not a good chance of Angela being significantly influenced by Gray folk blood.Oh! And “younger races” doesn’t necessarily mean humans, or even dwarfs or elves. Maybe they mixed in with the werecats?

    • RiderVrael

      I really like your first comment about Angela. That makes a lot of sense.

  • iajrz

    @PrettyBullet:
    Possible, but not significant imho. There was a previous interview, actually one of the monthly Q&A’s iirc, in which CP clarified the gray folk faded away a long time ago. Not possibly, but as what actually happened. I really think there’s not a good chance of Angela being significantly influenced by Gray folk blood.
    Oh! And “younger races” doesn’t necessarily mean humans, or even dwarfs or elves. Maybe they mixed in with the werecats?

  • CardusWeed

    @TomYoung (Guest): You asked for a reasonable explanation as to why Galbatorix hasn’t just flown out and destroyed the Varden. When Eragon tracked down the last Ra’zac in Helgrind, it told him Galbatorix has almost found “the Name.” I’m assuming that is one of the things Galbartorix has been focusing on. He hasn’t really NEEDED to either, and he might feel like the task is beneath him at the moment.

  • CardusWeed

    @TomYoung (Guest): You asked for a reasonable explanation as to why Galbatorix hasn’t just flown out and destroyed the Varden. When Eragon tracked down the last Ra’zac in Helgrind, it told him Galbatorix has almost found “the Name.” I’m assuming that is one of the things Galbartorix has been focusing on. He hasn’t really NEEDED to either, and he might feel like the task is beneath him at the moment.

  • eragon22412

    @Flapjack (Guest):dint u read the premonition properly????? they are elves who r leaving……and i donno how roran and katrina hav become elves for u

  • eragon22412

    @Flapjack (Guest):dint u read the premonition properly????? they are elves who r leaving……and i donno how roran and katrina hav become elves for u

  • hokiefan

    They are working on Inheritance Forums so until they’re done its down

  • hokiefan

    They are working on Inheritance Forums so until they’re done its down

  • voldemort

    AHHHHH!! what happened to shurtugal! why cant we read theories and go on fourums?!

  • voldemort

    AHHHHH!! what happened to shurtugal! why cant we read theories and go on fourums?!

  • WeirdMind

    When Angela said to Eragon that he will leave Alagaesia and never come back. It could simply mean that he would die. It also says that he will live a long life. So he lives then dies, it’s that simple. Doesn’t have to mean he will explore the rest of the world, or leave on a ship never to return.

  • WeirdMind

    When Angela said to Eragon that he will leave Alagaesia and never come back. It could simply mean that he would die. It also says that he will live a long life. So he lives then dies, it’s that simple. Doesn’t have to mean he will explore the rest of the world, or leave on a ship never to return.

    • mazran

      yea angela all ways gives funny answers it could have meant a long life for some on in his position ??

  • Thorn&Saphira

    Hey mike. do you think you could combine all three parts for a mega interview? it would make it a lot easier to read and gety some of these babies to stop complaining about how one was better than the other.

    I liked the part about a bond with a werecat. and everyone, Oromis was about 900 years old, give or take up to a hundred. it would be more precise but i don’t have the book with me.

    sorry for the long post.

  • Thorn&Saphira

    Hey mike. do you think you could combine all three parts for a mega interview? it would make it a lot easier to read and gety some of these babies to stop complaining about how one was better than the other.

    I liked the part about a bond with a werecat. and everyone, Oromis was about 900 years old, give or take up to a hundred. it would be more precise but i don’t have the book with me.
    sorry for the long post.

  • PrettyBullet

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    Ok, i now see where you are coming from, page 399 in the eldest hardback, it states

    “The manuscripts differ on what happend to the Grey Folk when they completed their work, but it seems that the enchantment drained them of their power and left them but a shadow of themselves. They faded away, choosing to live in their cities until the stone crumbled to dust or to take mates among the younger races and so pass into darkness”

    thats a word for word in the book…. so yes, i understand now what your saying, but now the question is raised.. maybe Anglena is a half breed… or tengra

    but i like how it says “the manuscripts differ on what happend to the grey folk”
    so i take that as it is at least POSSIBLE that some of the grey folk are still alive, or even a half breed of greyfolk/elf or greyfolk/human
    which could explain Angie…. possible??

  • PrettyBullet

    @EternalShade (Guest): Ok, i now see where you are coming from, page 399 in the eldest hardback, it states”The manuscripts differ on what happend to the Grey Folk when they completed their work, but it seems that the enchantment drained them of their power and left them but a shadow of themselves. They faded away, choosing to live in their cities until the stone crumbled to dust or to take mates among the younger races and so pass into darkness” thats a word for word in the book…. so yes, i understand now what your saying, but now the question is raised.. maybe Anglena is a half breed… or tengra but i like how it says “the manuscripts differ on what happend to the grey folk” so i take that as it is at least POSSIBLE that some of the grey folk are still alive, or even a half breed of greyfolk/elf or greyfolk/humanwhich could explain Angie…. possible??

    • ANDERS_krig

      The dwarf god is more likely one of the grey folk, Angela will prolly be an ex rider/human elf halfbreed.

  • Flapjack

    To summarize, if the ship in that premonition is inland, possibly on the border Ellesmera, there is a legitimate chance that it could be Sloan, Katrina and Roran, and that Sloan has not forgiven his daughter for her actions.

    Personally, I am more inclined to believe that it is not the remaining dragon riders in the premontition, because why would they want to ride a boat that appears to travel very slowly. Just sayin….

  • Flapjack

    To summarize, if the ship in that premonition is inland, possibly on the border Ellesmera, there is a legitimate chance that it could be Sloan, Katrina and Roran, and that Sloan has not forgiven his daughter for her actions. Personally, I am more inclined to believe that it is not the remaining dragon riders in the premontition, because why would they want to ride a boat that appears to travel very slowly. Just sayin….

  • PrettyBullet

    @Unknown (Guest):
    Thanxz, i found it on page 399 in the hard back of eldest..

  • PrettyBullet

    @Unknown (Guest): Thanxz, i found it on page 399 in the hard back of eldest..

  • Flapjack

    @eternalshade: Here is the quote of them on a river and not the see. Eragon, Pg 81. “He watched as a group of people on proud horses approached a lonely river. Many had silver ahir and carried tall lances. A strange fair ship awaited them, shining under a bright moon. The figures slowly boarded the vessel: two of them taller than the rest walked arm in arm Their faces were obscured by cowls, but he could tell that one was a woman…..”

    Definitely a river, and not the sea. While this spot on the river may be close to the sea, the fact that most of the people entering the ship appear to be Elven, I believe this premonition to be located the Edda River before it meats the Az Ragni and heads East. Any thoughts?

  • Flapjack

    @eternalshade: Here is the quote of them on a river and not the see. Eragon, Pg 81. “He watched as a group of people on proud horses approached a lonely river. Many had silver ahir and carried tall lances. A strange fair ship awaited them, shining under a bright moon. The figures slowly boarded the vessel: two of them taller than the rest walked arm in arm Their faces were obscured by cowls, but he could tell that one was a woman…..”Definitely a river, and not the sea. While this spot on the river may be close to the sea, the fact that most of the people entering the ship appear to be Elven, I believe this premonition to be located the Edda River before it meats the Az Ragni and heads East. Any thoughts?

  • PrettyBullet

    @eragon22412 (Guest):
    yes, EternalShade and i were discussing greyfolk, LOL, now i understand, Yes, i think your right, when it comes to asking the RIGHT question, or at least worded correctly to get the appropriate answer….. which also make since on you sending me to that part of the book, i thought for a min you were just trying tp pull my chain! 😉

  • PrettyBullet

    @eragon22412 (Guest): yes, EternalShade and i were discussing greyfolk, LOL, now i understand, Yes, i think your right, when it comes to asking the RIGHT question, or at least worded correctly to get the appropriate answer….. which also make since on you sending me to that part of the book, i thought for a min you were just trying tp pull my chain! 😉

  • SkySoarer

    @ Eragon22412: I like your point about asking the right questions. That seems to be a bit of a theme in the books… knowing the right question to ask, and finding the answer. This was Tenga’s struggle. And according to the Ra’zac, Galbatorix has almost found an answer: the true name. Perhaps the true name of magic itself.

    As for Angela, I think she is half elf. Christopher has said in an interview that half elves have existed, that they are long lived, that they can’t usually reproduce, and that they are very good at making themselves appear like the race they choose to be. That would explain how she managed to get into Ellesmera once, yet to convince elves such as Oromis that she was human. Also, werecats like to hang around elves or Kings. If Angela were part elf, that would explain why Solembum likes her.

  • SkySoarer

    @ Eragon22412: I like your point about asking the right questions. That seems to be a bit of a theme in the books… knowing the right question to ask, and finding the answer. This was Tenga’s struggle. And according to the Ra’zac, Galbatorix has almost found an answer: the true name. Perhaps the true name of magic itself.
    As for Angela, I think she is half elf. Christopher has said in an interview that half elves have existed, that they are long lived, that they can’t usually reproduce, and that they are very good at making themselves appear like the race they choose to be. That would explain how she managed to get into Ellesmera once, yet to convince elves such as Oromis that she was human. Also, werecats like to hang around elves or Kings. If Angela were part elf, that would explain why Solembum likes her.

  • Dikkersjrad

    Does Roran’s kid get an important part?

  • Dikkersjrad

    Does Roran’s kid get an important part?

  • Unknown

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    Grey Folk – Eldest – The Obliterator pg598 – paperback

  • Unknown

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    Grey Folk – Eldest – The Obliterator pg598 – paperback

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): oook i was just wonderin about the grey folk srry

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): am sry…i just scanned thru the previous posts…..i saw that u wer discussing abt how the grey folk disappeared bfore i got abt solembum…sry…..

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): oook i was just wonderin about the grey folk srry

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): am sry…i just scanned thru the previous posts…..i saw that u wer discussing abt how the grey folk disappeared bfore i got abt solembum…sry…..

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): nono not the greyfolk..am ssry if there has been a misunderstanding…..plz see my last post @prettybullet

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): nono not the greyfolk..am ssry if there has been a misunderstanding…..plz see my last post @prettybullet

  • eragon22412

    @PrettyBullet: whoz taling anything abt greyfolk????/the point i wanted to make was abt eragon’s question to solembum and the way solembum answered him…….since angela and solembum r close i thought boht of them might be thinking same way….For ex …Brom asks Angela whether she could/would tell him where jeod lives…..that was a yes or no question……and she says yes….then brom puts the correct question to her….in the same way….eragon asks solembum (transformed) what he meant abt tree and vault…it replies “exactly wat i said”….which i feel is appropriate to the question….the question shud hav been like “where is the rock of kuthian” or something which asks fr a description……..sry fr the long post…

  • eragon22412

    @PrettyBullet: whoz taling anything abt greyfolk????/the point i wanted to make was abt eragon’s question to solembum and the way solembum answered him…….since angela and solembum r close i thought boht of them might be thinking same way….For ex …Brom asks Angela whether she could/would tell him where jeod lives…..that was a yes or no question……and she says yes….then brom puts the correct question to her….in the same way….eragon asks solembum (transformed) what he meant abt tree and vault…it replies “exactly wat i said”….which i feel is appropriate to the question….the question shud hav been like “where is the rock of kuthian” or something which asks fr a description……..sry fr the long post…

    • Jakb2008

      At least use proper English in the comment box come on seriously.

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): We were talkin about the metioning of the grey folk….

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): We were talkin about the metioning of the grey folk….

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): while they r lukin at the shipments who comes to warn eragon that soldiers r coming to look fr them? its solembum in its transformed form….

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): while they r lukin at the shipments who comes to warn eragon that soldiers r coming to look fr them? its solembum in its transformed form….

  • TomYoung

    One big, big and seemingly obvious question that I have is, “why the heck hasn’t Galbatorix freakin just swooped down on one of the battles between the Varden and his armies (e.g. Battle of the Burning Plains) and just completely annihilated the Varden so easily as he is so powerful?”

    I mean, obviously I love the story and Galbatorix just doing that would just ruin the whole thing, but from like from Galbatorix’s point of view, it just doesn’t make any sense. I remember Oromis insinuating in Brisingr that Galbatorix would be “up to a little project in his tower” or something like that, but does anybody know/have a reasonable explanation as of now before (hopefully!!) Paolini reveals what Galbatorix is doing, letting the Varden overrun his beloved Empire and taking away his power….

  • TomYoung

    One big, big and seemingly obvious question that I have is, “why the heck hasn’t Galbatorix freakin just swooped down on one of the battles between the Varden and his armies (e.g. Battle of the Burning Plains) and just completely annihilated the Varden so easily as he is so powerful?”I mean, obviously I love the story and Galbatorix just doing that would just ruin the whole thing, but from like from Galbatorix’s point of view, it just doesn’t make any sense. I remember Oromis insinuating in Brisingr that Galbatorix would be “up to a little project in his tower” or something like that, but does anybody know/have a reasonable explanation as of now before (hopefully!!) Paolini reveals what Galbatorix is doing, letting the Varden overrun his beloved Empire and taking away his power….

    • Guest

      I think the project that Oromis mententioned….and the reason why Galby hasn’t come out yet is this. I think he’s searching for the true name of Algesia. Remember in the 1st book when Brom died he wisperd like 7 words to Eragon and told him only to use them when everything was lost or something like that. And then the last Raz’ac told Eragon, right before he killed it that, “he’s close to finding the name” and Eragon simply said “what name” at first I thought the Raz’ac was saying that Galby had almost found Eragons true name. But the reason I changed my opinion was for two reasons. When Arya told Eragon in the chapter with the spirits in book 3 that she doubted whether she could even guess Eragons true name. I think this was CP’s way of diffusing the therpy that Galby was trying to Guess Eragons true name. Also when Eragon fights Murtaugh, Murt tells Eragon that Galby is very good at guessing true names… but I think that since, like you’ve pointed out, that Galby could just sweep down and destroy everyone… including Eragon that he wouldn’t need to know Eragons true, he could just capture him and force him with unknown majic to serve him. I think that finding out the true name of Alg. is what has Galby working so hard in his castle.

      • Kate

        😮 i just thought of something! What if you’re right and Brom did in fact whisper the true name of Alegaisia; and after Eragon makes use of it in the battle with Galby, he’s forced to ‘leave Alegaisia forever’ out of fear that someone could gain access to his mind and discover the knowledge, thereby creating the possibility of another Galbatorix? Never thought of that one before, nice one! 😀 Would explain why he has to leave.

        I was also reading Eldest today and something stood out to me that I usually just glossed over: Nasuada constantly vowing to bring in control and government over magic users. Although Nasuada always seems wise and a good leader, could it be possible that her government could become a little totalitarian in order to bring order, therefore driving the elves (innately magical beings) and Rider/s from Alegasia back to their lands of origin?) I’m thinking maybe that could be a point as so far the only real hint we’ve had to his having to leave is that he would be ‘unhappy’ if he stayed… at least the Ra’zac cursed him as ‘never finding happiness’ in Alegasia or something like that…and obviously he wouldn’t if Arya went with the elves, he’d have to go too. Or perhaps it’s just him fulfilling his promise to Saphira in finding other wild dragons outside of Alegasia. She of course wouldn’t be happy unless they did and, by extension, neither would he. Grrrr I want book four, there are too many questions!! Haha

        • Tim

          im thinking its more the true name of the language as Brom discussed with Eragon since it would offer Galby true ultimate power

        • Beerwagon

          But if Brom knew the true name of Alg., then why wouldn’t he use it? (Well, mabe he wouldn’t because he’s a good guy, but then why would he only tell Eragon? Well, I’d guess because by that point in the story he hasn’t pledged allegiance to anyone, but there are just so many factors that could interfere and made Eragon into a seriously twisted guy. Like Saphira or Arya dying.) But still, all in all, that’s a really good thory (not to mention a plausible one to boot.

          • RiderVrael

            Yeah I agree with you on that. It is a good theory and it has made me re-think some of the theories I had before on what Brom has said. All I know is that it had to be something big that CP would keep us in the dark for so long.

          • Firesword

            I don’t think eragon would want to live anymore if he lost both Saphira and Arya. That be like losing the love of your life and your best freind all at once.

          • “Guest”

            Could it be that Solembum told brom a prophesy also? Telling him the true name(Possibly) and adding that he should never use it but give it to one in the future who would need it?

      • Ben Franklin

        alright just gonna say what im thinking, i believe that THE QUESTION is in fact the truename of the Ancient Language, with the true name of the Ancient Language, one would be able to command the language anyway you want, you would even be able to change what words mean, one could even FUSE the ancient language with their spoken language (i.e English) and create that as the new language that connects to magic, just my say.

        • werekitty

          I agree I think it is way more likely, but I don’t think that the tru name of Alg. has been explored in too much detail and is a very interesting theory

        • King

          or if galby found out the true name of magic he coould change to a language he made or made it so all the users of the ancient language would have to obey him.

      • RiderVrael

        Aye thats sounds good. I agree with you that Galby is looking for the true name of Alegasia so he could have ulitmate and complete control over the land. When I read your comment I made me think that mabye that was the question Telma was trying to answer and he thought that Eragon was trying to answer that question as well.

        • RiderVrael

          Actually it would be more likely he is looking for the true name of the Ancient Language.

      • Mazman117

        I actually think that Galby is looking for the true name of magic. It would give him unlimited control over anyone because everyone is effected by some form of magic. It makes more sense that way.

      • Quodj352

        i htink hes lookink for the true name but i dont think thats why he hasnt destroyed the varden. maybe he wants to get all his opposition together and destroy them when there at their peek thereby destroying all hope and opposition.

    • guest

      bcause galbotorix would have to lug all the eldunari with him to defeat the varden else he would lose mostof his power

  • EternalShade

    @PrettyBullet: ok i think oromis told eragon about it in brisingr

  • EternalShade

    @PrettyBullet: ok i think oromis told eragon about it in brisingr

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): Nothing, that chapter’s just about them looking at shipment records of Seithr Oil in Teirm

  • PrettyBullet

    @eragon22412 (Guest):
    Same, i dont see it anywhere in there, only thing i see mentioning any thing remotely is “Vroengard, the ancestral home of the riders-Once a place of glory, but now a looted, empty shell haunted by strange beast”

    but nothing at all about greyfolk….

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): Nothing, that chapter’s just about them looking at shipment records of Seithr Oil in Teirm

  • PrettyBullet

    @eragon22412 (Guest): Same, i dont see it anywhere in there, only thing i see mentioning any thing remotely is “Vroengard, the ancestral home of the riders-Once a place of glory, but now a looted, empty shell haunted by strange beast”but nothing at all about greyfolk….

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): havent got the buk now…but its in the chapter “thieves in the castle” 3 or 4 pages aftr the start of chapter(including strtin page)…just look arnd a bit…

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): havent got the buk now…but its in the chapter “thieves in the castle” 3 or 4 pages aftr the start of chapter(including strtin page)…just look arnd a bit…

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): I dont see it there

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): I dont see it there

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest):its in the chapter “thieves in the castle” in eragon….

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest):its in the chapter “thieves in the castle” in eragon….

  • eragon22412

    @PrettyBullet: Chapter name “thieves in the castle” 2 pages aftr the strt of chapter

  • eragon22412

    @PrettyBullet: Chapter name “thieves in the castle” 2 pages aftr the strt of chapter

  • EternalShade

    @PrettyBullet: I\’m not absolute on what chapter its in so this may take a while. I think it was with Jeod though…. or maybe in brisingr when Oromis was tutoring him.

  • EternalShade

    @PrettyBullet: I’m not absolute on what chapter its in so this may take a while. I think it was with Jeod though…. or maybe in brisingr when Oromis was tutoring him.

  • PrettyBullet

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    ok, let me know what chapter too, i have hard back copy’s only.

  • PrettyBullet

    @EternalShade (Guest): ok, let me know what chapter too, i have hard back copy’s only.

  • EternalShade

    @PrettyBullet: Hold on lemme find the page # in the paperback of Eragon

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): I remember now…..When brom asks angela “”whether she could/would tell where jeod lives” she says “yes” (direct answer to the question)..in same way wen eragon asks solembum “what did u mean……” it says “exactly what i said”(direct answer)………so wat i think is dat eragon dint ask the proper question..someting like where the rock is ….just a thought

  • EternalShade

    @PrettyBullet: Hold on lemme find the page # in the paperback of Eragon

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade (Guest): I remember now…..When brom asks angela “”whether she could/would tell where jeod lives” she says “yes” (direct answer to the question)..in same way wen eragon asks solembum “what did u mean……” it says “exactly what i said”(direct answer)………so wat i think is dat eragon dint ask the proper question..someting like where the rock is ….just a thought

  • PrettyBullet

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    i dont remember reading anything like that, i thought it just says something about no one knows if, or where they are, but it could have. i wont put it passed myself to have missed it

    GreyFolk out, Dragon rider still in.. LOLz

  • PrettyBullet

    @EternalShade (Guest): i dont remember reading anything like that, i thought it just says something about no one knows if, or where they are, but it could have. i wont put it passed myself to have missed it GreyFolk out, Dragon rider still in.. LOLz

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): He did and Solembum said, exactly what i told you…. no help lol

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): He did and Solembum said, exactly what i told you…. no help lol

  • eragon22412

    i dint understand one thing….y dint eragon ask solembum itself abt where this rock of kuthian is and what the vault of souls is…or did he? am nt able to remember……

  • eragon22412

    i dint understand one thing….y dint eragon ask solembum itself abt where this rock of kuthian is and what the vault of souls is…or did he? am nt able to remember……

  • EternalShade

    @PrettyBullet: I thought it was stated that the grey folk used so much power in imbuing the AL with magic that they were turned into…. something i cant quite remember but they didnt have they’re bodies anymore

  • EternalShade

    @PrettyBullet: I thought it was stated that the grey folk used so much power in imbuing the AL with magic that they were turned into…. something i cant quite remember but they didnt have they’re bodies anymore

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest):
    for all we know she could be a mermaid, when she gets wet, she gets fins!!! j/k

    really tho, Tenga, i believe is ether a grey folk, or the 1st eragon, but will hold a bigger part of book 4, maybe he is a rider, who lost his dragon (maybe not the 1st eragon) that is written in records as being dead, but in fact, is searching for,
    1: the true name of the language.
    2 trying to figure out how to bring his dragon back?? maybe he has his dragons heart, so he can talk to it (holding on to the soul, in a way) and is trying to figure out how to bring or make a body with out destroying him self ,

    more then likely this isnt the case, im just pullin ideas out my butt now, 😛
    😉

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest): for all we know she could be a mermaid, when she gets wet, she gets fins!!! j/k really tho, Tenga, i believe is ether a grey folk, or the 1st eragon, but will hold a bigger part of book 4, maybe he is a rider, who lost his dragon (maybe not the 1st eragon) that is written in records as being dead, but in fact, is searching for,1: the true name of the language.2 trying to figure out how to bring his dragon back?? maybe he has his dragons heart, so he can talk to it (holding on to the soul, in a way) and is trying to figure out how to bring or make a body with out destroying him self , more then likely this isnt the case, im just pullin ideas out my butt now, 😛 😉

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest):
    Even tho Eragon was changed, he is still in fact human.

    I would think Angela, was

    1: a rider (by losing her dragon, or in fact, glaby stole her dragon)

    2: She is human, who found some type of magic potion, like the fountain of youth, or created it with her herbs..

    3: or 3, she is infact greyfolk, no one kows what they look like, or really anything about thiem, Angela dosent let anyone in her mind, so it would be hard to determine that fact, if she were grey folk, she could perhaps be able to throw vibes of so elves or other magical creatures believe and feel she is in fact human.

    Like you said, these are theories, and to debunk one, opens up more questions in others. 😉

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest): Even tho Eragon was changed, he is still in fact human. I would think Angela, was1: a rider (by losing her dragon, or in fact, glaby stole her dragon)2: She is human, who found some type of magic potion, like the fountain of youth, or created it with her herbs..3: or 3, she is infact greyfolk, no one kows what they look like, or really anything about thiem, Angela dosent let anyone in her mind, so it would be hard to determine that fact, if she were grey folk, she could perhaps be able to throw vibes of so elves or other magical creatures believe and feel she is in fact human.Like you said, these are theories, and to debunk one, opens up more questions in others. 😉

  • eragon22412

    @WeirdMind (Guest): i was just trying to reason wid the theory that angela might b a rider and wat u told was like a good point in favour of it…..

  • eragon22412

    @WeirdMind (Guest): i was just trying to reason wid the theory that angela might b a rider and wat u told was like a good point in favour of it…..

  • WeirdMind

    [email protected] (Guest):

    Could be a former rider.

    Could be affects of being changed.

    Could have something to do with being apprentice of Tenga. Like finding the answer to immortality.

    Could be anything. Like I said earlier, It’s just a theory so I could be totally wrong and nowhere near the truth.

  • WeirdMind

    [email protected] (Guest):
    Could be a former rider.
    Could be affects of being changed.
    Could have something to do with being apprentice of Tenga. Like finding the answer to immortality.
    Could be anything. Like I said earlier, It’s just a theory so I could be totally wrong and nowhere near the truth.

  • eragon22412

    @WeirdMind (Guest): Then if oromis said that angela is human and as we know she is quite old it wud only mean that she had/is a rider coz of the prolonged life….

  • eragon22412

    @WeirdMind (Guest): Then if oromis said that angela is human and as we know she is quite old it wud only mean that she had/is a rider coz of the prolonged life….

  • WeirdMind

    @PrettyBullet:

    Eragon was changed during the Blood-Oath Celebration, she could have been change like that. Or it could be something entirely different, it is after all a land of magic.

    I haven’t really been thinking about this that long so I haven’t really thought it through.

    Your probably right that she is not a werecat. So I’m sticking with my first theory that she is Arcaena.

  • WeirdMind

    @PrettyBullet:
    Eragon was changed during the Blood-Oath Celebration, she could have been change like that. Or it could be something entirely different, it is after all a land of magic.
    I haven’t really been thinking about this that long so I haven’t really thought it through.
    Your probably right that she is not a werecat. So I’m sticking with my first theory that she is Arcaena.

  • convertedmoviefan

    @EternalShade (Guest): i didn’t mean that they started out that way, i meant that they adopted the moral traits over time and that they did so in order to prevent crime and fueds that would last senturies.

  • convertedmoviefan

    @EternalShade (Guest): i didn’t mean that they started out that way, i meant that they adopted the moral traits over time and that they did so in order to prevent crime and fueds that would last senturies.

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest):
    i doubt she is, or was a were cat, she prob ticked them off cheating at gambling or something similar. which might be why she got hissed at… she cheated them, or lied to them over something, just like she has done to elves and humans, and dwarfs alike…

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest): i doubt she is, or was a were cat, she prob ticked them off cheating at gambling or something similar. which might be why she got hissed at… she cheated them, or lied to them over something, just like she has done to elves and humans, and dwarfs alike…

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest):
    if she is stated that she is in fact a human, how can she have once been a wearcat? why would she be able to be a wearcat but not a greyfolk? that dont make since.. please explain more on how thats possible? if we go by what you just told be, she cant be a werecat, or grey folk, so now you got me confused..

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest): if she is stated that she is in fact a human, how can she have once been a wearcat? why would she be able to be a wearcat but not a greyfolk? that dont make since.. please explain more on how thats possible? if we go by what you just told be, she cant be a werecat, or grey folk, so now you got me confused..

  • WeirdMind

    One of the other theories that Angela is a werecat could work to.

    “They always seemed to know what was going on and somehow or another manage to get themselves involved.” -Brom

    That explains why she is everywhere.

    It says in Brisingr that she was in Du Weldenvarden once upon a time, so she could have been changed into human somehow.

    Could be why the werecat’s dispise her.

    She could also be Grimrr’s daughter (or werekitten). That would make her of noble birth and could be Eragon’s “epic romance”.

    It’s a far out there theory, but that’s why there called theories.

  • WeirdMind

    One of the other theories that Angela is a werecat could work to.
    “They always seemed to know what was going on and somehow or another manage to get themselves involved.” -Brom
    That explains why she is everywhere.

    It says in Brisingr that she was in Du Weldenvarden once upon a time, so she could have been changed into human somehow.
    Could be why the werecat’s dispise her.

    She could also be Grimrr’s daughter (or werekitten). That would make her of noble birth and could be Eragon’s “epic romance”.
    It’s a far out there theory, but that’s why there called theories.

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest):
    ok, I wasnt sure, hopefully book for will address why she is able to appear so young, yet be so old… i know there are plenty of ways to accomplish this with magic… but she is more into herbs then magic… hmmm…. i wonder…

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest): ok, I wasnt sure, hopefully book for will address why she is able to appear so young, yet be so old… i know there are plenty of ways to accomplish this with magic… but she is more into herbs then magic… hmmm…. i wonder…

  • WeirdMind

    @PrettyBullet:

    In Brisingr, Oromis stated the she is in fact human.

  • WeirdMind

    @PrettyBullet:
    In Brisingr, Oromis stated the she is in fact human.

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest):
    only reason i ask if they are human is cause Ms Angie has been around a LONG LONG time, at least from my understanding, and humans age and die, maybe she is, as well as being greyflok (which might explain why she is living so long)

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest): only reason i ask if they are human is cause Ms Angie has been around a LONG LONG time, at least from my understanding, and humans age and die, maybe she is, as well as being greyflok (which might explain why she is living so long)

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest):
    never thought of that…. but weren’t the monks human? i could be wrong, but i thought they were… but that does explain why she always seems to be where the action is…. good eye

  • PrettyBullet

    @WeirdMind (Guest): never thought of that…. but weren’t the monks human? i could be wrong, but i thought they were… but that does explain why she always seems to be where the action is…. good eye

  • PrettyBullet

    @Tulkas:
    is this iamapersonduh??? get on a different computer? if so, dont get this ip address baned too…. 😉 if not, im sorry, you just got a similar ending statement as someone else. 😉

  • PrettyBullet

    @Tulkas: is this iamapersonduh??? get on a different computer? if so, dont get this ip address baned too…. 😉 if not, im sorry, you just got a similar ending statement as someone else. 😉

    • Tulkas

      No, I am not iamapersonduh. I just felt like randomly imitating him. And this is Tulkas, in case the new system doesn’t how me…

  • WeirdMind

    Does anybody else think that Angela could be a member of the Arcaena? (a secretive sect that believed knowledge was sacred. They knew and recorded everything.) Heslant the Monk was one and he wrote Domia abr Wyrda, a history of Alagaesia. It make sense, since Algela is everywhere big things happens like she’s compiling information. Just a thought.

  • WeirdMind

    Does anybody else think that Angela could be a member of the Arcaena? (a secretive sect that believed knowledge was sacred. They knew and recorded everything.) Heslant the Monk was one and he wrote Domia abr Wyrda, a history of Alagaesia. It make sense, since Algela is everywhere big things happens like she’s compiling information. Just a thought.

  • WeirdMind

    Does anybody else think that Angela could be a member of the Arcaena? (a secretive sect that believed knowledge was sacred. They knew and recorded everything.) Heslant the Monk was one and he wrote Domia abr Wyrda, a history of Alagaesia. It make sense, since Algela is everywhere big things happens like she’s compiling information. Just a thought.

  • Tulkas

    **avoids religious debate with Rahul**

    If you all remember the LotR books, at first when reading it I imagined that Eowyn would wed Elessar Telcontar, but it actually turned out to be Arwen, who had scarcely a mention in FR. CP may do somethig like that.

    Kasturi- No, actually, the youth-exposure thing was before the fall of the riders. Either Brom or Ajihad said that the Varden were always trying to kill Galbratorix’s candidates… Now, for the first and last time:

    ps……….

    I am a Vala duh.

  • Tulkas

    **avoids religious debate with Rahul**If you all remember the LotR books, at first when reading it I imagined that Eowyn would wed Elessar Telcontar, but it actually turned out to be Arwen, who had scarcely a mention in FR. CP may do somethig like that.Kasturi- No, actually, the youth-exposure thing was before the fall of the riders. Either Brom or Ajihad said that the Varden were always trying to kill Galbratorix’s candidates… Now, for the first and last time:ps……….I am a Vala duh.

  • Tulkas

    **avoids religious debate with Rahul**If you all remember the LotR books, at first when reading it I imagined that Eowyn would wed Elessar Telcontar, but it actually turned out to be Arwen, who had scarcely a mention in FR. CP may do somethig like that.Kasturi- No, actually, the youth-exposure thing was before the fall of the riders. Either Brom or Ajihad said that the Varden were always trying to kill Galbratorix’s candidates… Now, for the first and last time:ps……….I am a Vala duh.

    • Anders_krig

      Any LOTR fan can tell you, when Eowyn made advances on Strider, she got stuffed. The only remorse from strider was that she had thrown her heart at him with no thought. All through the books, he loved Arwen, and only Arwen. There were no deviations, and no plot twists to his romance.

  • firemonkey

    Hey Mike, when will Suvudu’s interviews be out?

  • firemonkey

    Hey Mike, when will Suvudu’s interviews be out?

  • firemonkey

    Hey Mike, when will Suvudu’s interviews be out?

  • EternalShade

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest): And I\’d like to make one correction. The elves do not act as they do because they were grown that way, for Rhunon stated that she remembers a time when they were not so refined and they laughed and joked, but because of the bond with dragons, the dragons own manners and refinement were passed to them. Making them reclusive.

  • EternalShade

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest): And I’d like to make one correction. The elves do not act as they do because they were grown that way, for Rhunon stated that she remembers a time when they were not so refined and they laughed and joked, but because of the bond with dragons, the dragons own manners and refinement were passed to them. Making them reclusive.

  • EternalShade

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest): And I’d like to make one correction. The elves do not act as they do because they were grown that way, for Rhunon stated that she remembers a time when they were not so refined and they laughed and joked, but because of the bond with dragons, the dragons own manners and refinement were passed to them. Making them reclusive.

  • EternalShade

    @Flapjack (Guest): Could you give me a quote that states they are on a river and not the sea.

  • EternalShade

    @Flapjack (Guest): Could you give me a quote that states they are on a river and not the sea.

  • EternalShade

    @Flapjack (Guest): Could you give me a quote that states they are on a river and not the sea.

  • EternalShade

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest): Well spoken.

  • EternalShade

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest): Well spoken.

  • Arvindr

    @TREY (Guest): Haven’t you got other things to do, go find yourself a hobby ^^

  • Arvindr

    @TREY (Guest): Haven’t you got other things to do, go find yourself a hobby ^^

  • Flapjack

    The new interviews have peeked my interest, so I’m reading the series again, for about the 5th time, although i haven’t read all 3 in over a year. I just re-read Eragon’s first premonition regarding the fair people getting on a boat, with some guy crying out on the shore.

    Every possible theory has been hashed on here over and over, and this is no exception. The obvious theory regarding this scene is that of Eragon and Arya on the boat, and Murtagh on the shore, but I now feel that the premonition will occur, but a possibility is that it could be of Roran and Katrina on the boat, with Sloan looking on. Sloan’s true name may change, and hopefully so, but it doesn’t mean he’ll ever forgive Roran. I also realized that the boat was on a river, meaning that it’s not on the sea, and quite possibly a long ways inland heading to who knows where.

  • Flapjack

    The new interviews have peeked my interest, so I’m reading the series again, for about the 5th time, although i haven’t read all 3 in over a year. I just re-read Eragon’s first premonition regarding the fair people getting on a boat, with some guy crying out on the shore. Every possible theory has been hashed on here over and over, and this is no exception. The obvious theory regarding this scene is that of Eragon and Arya on the boat, and Murtagh on the shore, but I now feel that the premonition will occur, but a possibility is that it could be of Roran and Katrina on the boat, with Sloan looking on. Sloan’s true name may change, and hopefully so, but it doesn’t mean he’ll ever forgive Roran. I also realized that the boat was on a river, meaning that it’s not on the sea, and quite possibly a long ways inland heading to who knows where.

  • EragoniS

    @TREY (Guest):

    What ??? REALLY????!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!!??!?!?!

  • EragoniS

    @TREY (Guest):What ??? REALLY????!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!!??!?!?!

  • Swordebrithil12

    @TREY (Guest):

    ??? If it does I will go nuts.

  • Swordebrithil12

    @TREY (Guest):
    ??? If it does I will go nuts.

  • Swordebrithil12

    @TREY (Guest):
    ??? If it does I will go nuts.

  • Swordebrithil12

    “I think it’s a kick-ass title…. I-it’s a good title”. Wow, I cracked up hearing/reading this. I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THIS BOOK COMES OUT!!! ^_^!!!

  • Swordebrithil12

    “I think it’s a kick-ass title…. I-it’s a good title”. Wow, I cracked up hearing/reading this. I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THIS BOOK COMES OUT!!! ^_^!!!

  • Swordebrithil12

    “I think it’s a kick-ass title…. I-it’s a good title”. Wow, I cracked up hearing/reading this. I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THIS BOOK COMES OUT!!! ^_^!!!

  • convertedmoviefan

    ok, first for those of you who feel that arya becomeing rider is too predictable i say bull, because it may be an exciting read to learn how she becomes rider, did you ever think of that. foreshadowing is designed for the savy reader. it is sappose to create interest for those who think a story is bland. ya CP has put in some obvious foreshadowing such as eragons visions but those visions came to pass in a way that was exciting and well writen. next the prediction has to come true first, we can all predict her becomeing the next rider until we are blue in the face but until we read the book we wont know, therefore how can it be too predictible if we dont know wether or not the prediction is true.

    also to those of you who think the elves would be week without the dragons. if that were true then why did both sides fear another war, the two races nearly drove eachother extinct. the elves were stong in magic before they made a magical treaty with the dragons. and im sure that the dragons got a return on the spell as well as the elves.
    also they have become creatures of imovable moral standard because they have grown to do so. if they didn’t then with the fact that they live so long and don’t have children very often they would all but die out due to crime and injustice such that plague man kind. im not saying that CP’s view of there morals is perfict and he himself shows that he is of the same opinion by having eragon create doubt in arya’s view of morality. the elves are not perfict and i think CP wanted to make them that way because it would be a great difference between his writing and that of other authors. so hate them if you must but i think that if your going to hate them then hate your own race more for the simple fact that the elves stick to there moral beliefs no mater the opinion of them and on average humans discard their morals whenever it suites them.

  • convertedmoviefan

    ok, first for those of you who feel that arya becomeing rider is too predictable i say bull, because it may be an exciting read to learn how she becomes rider, did you ever think of that. foreshadowing is designed for the savy reader. it is sappose to create interest for those who think a story is bland. ya CP has put in some obvious foreshadowing such as eragons visions but those visions came to pass in a way that was exciting and well writen. next the prediction has to come true first, we can all predict her becomeing the next rider until we are blue in the face but until we read the book we wont know, therefore how can it be too predictible if we dont know wether or not the prediction is true.also to those of you who think the elves would be week without the dragons. if that were true then why did both sides fear another war, the two races nearly drove eachother extinct. the elves were stong in magic before they made a magical treaty with the dragons. and im sure that the dragons got a return on the spell as well as the elves.also they have become creatures of imovable moral standard because they have grown to do so. if they didn’t then with the fact that they live so long and don’t have children very often they would all but die out due to crime and injustice such that plague man kind. im not saying that CP’s view of there morals is perfict and he himself shows that he is of the same opinion by having eragon create doubt in arya’s view of morality. the elves are not perfict and i think CP wanted to make them that way because it would be a great difference between his writing and that of other authors. so hate them if you must but i think that if your going to hate them then hate your own race more for the simple fact that the elves stick to there moral beliefs no mater the opinion of them and on average humans discard their morals whenever it suites them.

  • convertedmoviefan

    ok, first for those of you who feel that arya becomeing rider is too predictable i say bull, because it may be an exciting read to learn how she becomes rider, did you ever think of that. foreshadowing is designed for the savy reader. it is sappose to create interest for those who think a story is bland. ya CP has put in some obvious foreshadowing such as eragons visions but those visions came to pass in a way that was exciting and well writen. next the prediction has to come true first, we can all predict her becomeing the next rider until we are blue in the face but until we read the book we wont know, therefore how can it be too predictible if we dont know wether or not the prediction is true.also to those of you who think the elves would be week without the dragons. if that were true then why did both sides fear another war, the two races nearly drove eachother extinct. the elves were stong in magic before they made a magical treaty with the dragons. and im sure that the dragons got a return on the spell as well as the elves.also they have become creatures of imovable moral standard because they have grown to do so. if they didn’t then with the fact that they live so long and don’t have children very often they would all but die out due to crime and injustice such that plague man kind. im not saying that CP’s view of there morals is perfict and he himself shows that he is of the same opinion by having eragon create doubt in arya’s view of morality. the elves are not perfict and i think CP wanted to make them that way because it would be a great difference between his writing and that of other authors. so hate them if you must but i think that if your going to hate them then hate your own race more for the simple fact that the elves stick to there moral beliefs no mater the opinion of them and on average humans discard their morals whenever it suites them.

    • Quodj352

      Its most likely gonna be Roran. It would fit well with the story that the last rider be family with the other to. Also i think it would be cool to see a fight between eragons half-brother and the brother of his heart.

  • Rahul

    @TREY (Guest):
    well…thats great…buy one for me (from wherever you will get) as well…and send it to my address i will e-mail u my address…give me ur email id….

    CRAP….

  • Rahul

    @TREY (Guest):well…thats great…buy one for me (from wherever you will get) as well…and send it to my address i will e-mail u my address…give me ur email id….CRAP….

  • Rahul

    @TREY (Guest):well…thats great…buy one for me (from wherever you will get) as well…and send it to my address i will e-mail u my address…give me ur email id….CRAP….

  • Kasturi(Guest)

    I don’t get one thing…Brom(or someone else, maybe) said that everyone in Galbatorix’s Empire as a kid is exposed to the eggs so that the new riders will be monitored by Galby from a young age onwards. If so, how come Thorn didn’t hatch for Murtagh when he was first exposed to him?

    Oh, and if this indicates that a dragon can change its mind and hatch for a human/elf on the second meeting, it contradicts the theory that ‘Arya cannot be the new rider because if she had “rider material”, Saphira would have hatched for her’ (CP had stated in an interview that Saphira might have hatched for Murtagh, so someone said that Saphira would have hatched for Arya too if she was destined to be a rider.)

  • Kasturi(Guest)

    I don’t get one thing…Brom(or someone else, maybe) said that everyone in Galbatorix’s Empire as a kid is exposed to the eggs so that the new riders will be monitored by Galby from a young age onwards. If so, how come Thorn didn’t hatch for Murtagh when he was first exposed to him?
    Oh, and if this indicates that a dragon can change its mind and hatch for a human/elf on the second meeting, it contradicts the theory that ‘Arya cannot be the new rider because if she had “rider material”, Saphira would have hatched for her’ (CP had stated in an interview that Saphira might have hatched for Murtagh, so someone said that Saphira would have hatched for Arya too if she was destined to be a rider.)

  • Kasturi(Guest)

    I don’t get one thing…Brom(or someone else, maybe) said that everyone in Galbatorix’s Empire as a kid is exposed to the eggs so that the new riders will be monitored by Galby from a young age onwards. If so, how come Thorn didn’t hatch for Murtagh when he was first exposed to him?
    Oh, and if this indicates that a dragon can change its mind and hatch for a human/elf on the second meeting, it contradicts the theory that ‘Arya cannot be the new rider because if she had “rider material”, Saphira would have hatched for her’ (CP had stated in an interview that Saphira might have hatched for Murtagh, so someone said that Saphira would have hatched for Arya too if she was destined to be a rider.)

  • TREY

    BOOK 4 WILL BE OUT TOMORROW

  • TREY

    BOOK 4 WILL BE OUT TOMORROW

  • TREY

    BOOK 4 WILL BE OUT TOMORROW

  • Dragonasker

    @vannet:
    Good point…

  • Dragonasker

    @vannet: Good point…

  • Dragonasker

    @vannet: Good point…

  • Rahul

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    well…you got me wrong…it was not just the beliefs…it was the things behind that…and everyone including you know that…

    and sorry for the spelling didnt had the book with me and cant remember all the spellings even of the petty characters…

    well…debate page would be cool…and you are right when you say…that christopher has written so many things that were predictable…you pointed them out…

  • Rahul

    @EternalShade (Guest):well…you got me wrong…it was not just the beliefs…it was the things behind that…and everyone including you know that…and sorry for the spelling didnt had the book with me and cant remember all the spellings even of the petty characters…well…debate page would be cool…and you are right when you say…that christopher has written so many things that were predictable…you pointed them out…

  • Rahul

    @EternalShade (Guest):well…you got me wrong…it was not just the beliefs…it was the things behind that…and everyone including you know that…and sorry for the spelling didnt had the book with me and cant remember all the spellings even of the petty characters…well…debate page would be cool…and you are right when you say…that christopher has written so many things that were predictable…you pointed them out…

  • vannet

    Okay, i’ve seen a lot of talk about the true name of the ancient language being the thing that galbatorix is looking for and nothing else to compete with this theory (not that i saw anyway) so i’m gonna make another theory on what it is Galbatorix is looking for. I was rereading the part in Brisingr where Oromis and Glaedr were explaining the eldunari to Eragon and i found Eragon asking Oromis this about the eldunari:
    “How can that be, though, with these Eldunari? They don’t have bones and muscles and skin, do they? They don’t eat, do they? So then, how do they survive? Where does their ENERGY (energy is not actually in all caps) come from?
    Oromis smiled, his longish teeth glossy as enameled porcelain.
    “From Magic”
    “Magic?”
    “If one defines magic as the manipulation of energy, which properly it is, then yes, magic. Where exactly the Eldunari acquire their energy is a mystery to both of us and the dragons; no one has ever identified the source.”

    I think that maybe Galbatorix is looking for the true name of how dragon’s Eldunari store up energy cause with it, he could store energy inside himself instead of carrying around Eldunari and then he would truly be considered like a god (as he self proclaims)

  • vannet

    Okay, i’ve seen a lot of talk about the true name of the ancient language being the thing that galbatorix is looking for and nothing else to compete with this theory (not that i saw anyway) so i’m gonna make another theory on what it is Galbatorix is looking for. I was rereading the part in Brisingr where Oromis and Glaedr were explaining the eldunari to Eragon and i found Eragon asking Oromis this about the eldunari: “How can that be, though, with these Eldunari? They don’t have bones and muscles and skin, do they? They don’t eat, do they? So then, how do they survive? Where does their ENERGY (energy is not actually in all caps) come from? Oromis smiled, his longish teeth glossy as enameled porcelain. “From Magic””Magic?””If one defines magic as the manipulation of energy, which properly it is, then yes, magic. Where exactly the Eldunari acquire their energy is a mystery to both of us and the dragons; no one has ever identified the source.”I think that maybe Galbatorix is looking for the true name of how dragon’s Eldunari store up energy cause with it, he could store energy inside himself instead of carrying around Eldunari and then he would truly be considered like a god (as he self proclaims)

    • guest

      I am sorry but that seems unlikly to me. Galbatorics is a formidable rider but i think it is more likley that his weakness is inteligence, as i so hinted by Ormis, Brom and others with there speaks on a magicians dule being won by intilect not power, and because of this he seeks not to cover his weakness and indirectly gain power but to atain more power with an entirely new endevour and in his head reach new hights of power.

  • vannet

    Okay, i’ve seen a lot of talk about the true name of the ancient language being the thing that galbatorix is looking for and nothing else to compete with this theory (not that i saw anyway) so i’m gonna make another theory on what it is Galbatorix is looking for. I was rereading the part in Brisingr where Oromis and Glaedr were explaining the eldunari to Eragon and i found Eragon asking Oromis this about the eldunari: “How can that be, though, with these Eldunari? They don’t have bones and muscles and skin, do they? They don’t eat, do they? So then, how do they survive? Where does their ENERGY (energy is not actually in all caps) come from? Oromis smiled, his longish teeth glossy as enameled porcelain. “From Magic””Magic?””If one defines magic as the manipulation of energy, which properly it is, then yes, magic. Where exactly the Eldunari acquire their energy is a mystery to both of us and the dragons; no one has ever identified the source.”I think that maybe Galbatorix is looking for the true name of how dragon’s Eldunari store up energy cause with it, he could store energy inside himself instead of carrying around Eldunari and then he would truly be considered like a god (as he self proclaims)

  • mkweigley

    also about the debate page it should be a full tab make your own debate:human vs elves, who’s right dragons or dwarves(from before the treaty). it would be fun.

  • mkweigley

    also about the debate page it should be a full tab make your own debate:human vs elves, who’s right dragons or dwarves(from before the treaty). it would be fun.

  • mkweigley

    also about the debate page it should be a full tab make your own debate:human vs elves, who’s right dragons or dwarves(from before the treaty). it would be fun.

  • mkweigley

    i said that wrong. it would be he’s trying to trick us with so many clues about arya, unless of corse he wants that there are so many hints that we wouldn’t actually think it would be arya to obvious, then again… the more you think about it the more complicated it gets

  • mkweigley

    i said that wrong. it would be he’s trying to trick us with so many clues about arya, unless of corse he wants that there are so many hints that we wouldn’t actually think it would be arya to obvious, then again… the more you think about it the more complicated it gets

  • mkweigley

    i said that wrong. it would be he’s trying to trick us with so many clues about arya, unless of corse he wants that there are so many hints that we wouldn’t actually think it would be arya to obvious, then again… the more you think about it the more complicated it gets

  • mkweigley

    @Kadac (Guest):
    you are really overcomplicating things like you could use that anywhere arya can’t be a rider to predictable unless he’s trying to trick us then again he might not choose that… it’s an endless cycle

  • mkweigley

    @Kadac (Guest):you are really overcomplicating things like you could use that anywhere arya can’t be a rider to predictable unless he’s trying to trick us then again he might not choose that… it’s an endless cycle

  • mkweigley

    @Kadac (Guest):you are really overcomplicating things like you could use that anywhere arya can’t be a rider to predictable unless he’s trying to trick us then again he might not choose that… it’s an endless cycle

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    Touche

    We will

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    Touche

    We will

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    Touche

    We will

  • EternalShade

    @Kadac (Guest): Ya if ur reading books by authors like Nora Roberts u NEVER get the obvious but i dont think CP is like that. Brom being Eragon’s father was obvious but it still happened. Durza dying was obvious and it still happened. (ok i admit that would be a sucky book if Durza succeeded but o well lol) He will most likely make Arya rider and Eragon and her will hook up.

  • EternalShade

    @Kadac (Guest): Ya if ur reading books by authors like Nora Roberts u NEVER get the obvious but i dont think CP is like that. Brom being Eragon’s father was obvious but it still happened. Durza dying was obvious and it still happened. (ok i admit that would be a sucky book if Durza succeeded but o well lol) He will most likely make Arya rider and Eragon and her will hook up.

  • EternalShade

    @Kadac (Guest): Ya if ur reading books by authors like Nora Roberts u NEVER get the obvious but i dont think CP is like that. Brom being Eragon’s father was obvious but it still happened. Durza dying was obvious and it still happened. (ok i admit that would be a sucky book if Durza succeeded but o well lol) He will most likely make Arya rider and Eragon and her will hook up.

  • Kadac

    @XxxX (Guest):

    lol, and i’m not angry.. and it’s she… not he.. 😛

    it just the type of books i read, the obvious thing never turns out to come true and your taken down an unexpected twist… and i just think thats what cp is doing now.. or…

    maybe he wants us to think its too obvious so that we discard the idea it’s arya then he can shock us by actually making it her… hmmm

  • Kadac

    @XxxX (Guest):

    lol, and i’m not angry.. and it’s she… not he.. 😛

    it just the type of books i read, the obvious thing never turns out to come true and your taken down an unexpected twist… and i just think thats what cp is doing now.. or…

    maybe he wants us to think its too obvious so that we discard the idea it’s arya then he can shock us by actually making it her… hmmm

  • Kadac

    @XxxX (Guest):

    lol, and i’m not angry.. and it’s she… not he.. 😛

    it just the type of books i read, the obvious thing never turns out to come true and your taken down an unexpected twist… and i just think thats what cp is doing now.. or…

    maybe he wants us to think its too obvious so that we discard the idea it’s arya then he can shock us by actually making it her… hmmm

  • EternalShade

    @Kadac (Guest): np. i just dont think he cares if its predictable

  • EternalShade

    @Kadac (Guest): np. i just dont think he cares if its predictable

  • EternalShade

    @Kadac (Guest): np. i just dont think he cares if its predictable

  • Kadac

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    wooo carm down mate… i never said he should change the ending or anything… i just gave an opinion thats all, and anyway most books don’t end predictably, and i doubt book 4 will. I never said i wanted him to change anything, i can’t wait to see what happens..

    i just thought that arya is too obvious.. i mean so many hint towaards her being the next rider… it seems too obvious… its like he wants us to believe it will be her so that he can all surprice us by making it someone else..

    sorry if i offended you mate… i didn’t mean to lik.. :/

  • Kadac

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    wooo carm down mate… i never said he should change the ending or anything… i just gave an opinion thats all, and anyway most books don’t end predictably, and i doubt book 4 will. I never said i wanted him to change anything, i can’t wait to see what happens..

    i just thought that arya is too obvious.. i mean so many hint towaards her being the next rider… it seems too obvious… its like he wants us to believe it will be her so that he can all surprice us by making it someone else..

    sorry if i offended you mate… i didn’t mean to lik.. :/

  • Kadac

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    wooo carm down mate… i never said he should change the ending or anything… i just gave an opinion thats all, and anyway most books don’t end predictably, and i doubt book 4 will. I never said i wanted him to change anything, i can’t wait to see what happens..

    i just thought that arya is too obvious.. i mean so many hint towaards her being the next rider… it seems too obvious… its like he wants us to believe it will be her so that he can all surprice us by making it someone else..

    sorry if i offended you mate… i didn’t mean to lik.. :/

    • Anonymous

      I am ready 2 accept dat it might not be arya. I personally would love to see elva becoming the next rider.

      • RiderVrael

        Yeah that could be a possibility. I think the third rider will be a character we have probably allready read about, but I never included elva into that list.

  • EternalShade

    Hey Mike did you see that. You need to make a debate page somehow on the new shurtugal website ur makin. That would be sweeet.

  • EternalShade

    Hey Mike did you see that. You need to make a debate page somehow on the new shurtugal website ur makin. That would be sweeet.

  • EternalShade

    Hey Mike did you see that. You need to make a debate page somehow on the new shurtugal website ur makin. That would be sweeet.

  • EternalShade

    @Nater (Guest): ………………………………. *crickets ….. okedoke then

  • EternalShade

    @Nater (Guest): ………………………………. *crickets ….. okedoke then

  • EternalShade

    @Nater (Guest): ………………………………. *crickets ….. okedoke then

  • Nater

    I looooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee the sense with angela in them

  • Nater

    I looooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee the sense with angela in them

  • Nater

    I looooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee the sense with angela in them

  • EternalShade

    @Nater (Guest): wow dude did you not just read my whole rant i exploded on kadac about predictability?? hahaha i think you should

  • EternalShade

    @Nater (Guest): wow dude did you not just read my whole rant i exploded on kadac about predictability?? hahaha i think you should

  • EternalShade

    @Nater (Guest): wow dude did you not just read my whole rant i exploded on kadac about predictability?? hahaha i think you should

  • Nater

    [email protected] (Guest):com-763-123
    i bet ayra will be next rider but earagon and her won’t kill galabatorix. its to prdictable and CP knows that. It will somthing that happens to everyone. but i don’t know what

  • Nater

    [email protected] (Guest):com-763-123 i bet ayra will be next rider but earagon and her won’t kill galabatorix. its to prdictable and CP knows that. It will somthing that happens to everyone. but i don’t know what

  • Nater

    [email protected] (Guest):com-763-123 i bet ayra will be next rider but earagon and her won’t kill galabatorix. its to prdictable and CP knows that. It will somthing that happens to everyone. but i don’t know what

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): I guess we’ll just have to find out who’s right when the book comes out eh?

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): I guess we’ll just have to find out who’s right when the book comes out eh?

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): I guess we’ll just have to find out who’s right when the book comes out eh?

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): LOL. The power of deception

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): LOL. The power of deception

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): LOL. The power of deception

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade :

    CHILLAX MAN

    KADAC was just saying that he didn’t like predictable things, he never said he wanted Paolini to change his story

    I think somebody’s angry that nobody is supporting him

    JK

    I like your insights, and I actually like restating everything I say

    It makes me look like I have a lot to say

    LOL

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade :
    CHILLAX MAN
    KADAC was just saying that he didn’t like predictable things, he never said he wanted Paolini to change his story
    I think somebody’s angry that nobody is supporting him

    JK
    I like your insights, and I actually like restating everything I say
    It makes me look like I have a lot to say
    LOL

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade :
    CHILLAX MAN
    KADAC was just saying that he didn’t like predictable things, he never said he wanted Paolini to change his story
    I think somebody’s angry that nobody is supporting him

    JK
    I like your insights, and I actually like restating everything I say
    It makes me look like I have a lot to say
    LOL

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): haha that would be cool. A debate page would be a good add on to the new shurtugal they are making.

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): haha that would be cool. A debate page would be a good add on to the new shurtugal they are making.

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): haha that would be cool. A debate page would be a good add on to the new shurtugal they are making.

  • EternalShade

    @Kadac (Guest): Well will predictable not be good enough for you then. Are you so arrogant as to believe that CP should just change everything he’s written (assuming he has written the predictable) because it doesnt appeal to you. Well i tell you now, you do not always get what the eye wishes for. Christopher will write what he believes will be a good story for himself. He has stated before that he wanted to write a story that he would like to read. (at the jamboree is one instance) Predictable or not. He will not change it merely for a handfull of ppl who oppose such endings. Personally i dont mind predictable as long as its an ending i like.

  • EternalShade

    @Kadac (Guest): Well will predictable not be good enough for you then. Are you so arrogant as to believe that CP should just change everything he’s written (assuming he has written the predictable) because it doesnt appeal to you. Well i tell you now, you do not always get what the eye wishes for. Christopher will write what he believes will be a good story for himself. He has stated before that he wanted to write a story that he would like to read. (at the jamboree is one instance) Predictable or not. He will not change it merely for a handfull of ppl who oppose such endings. Personally i dont mind predictable as long as its an ending i like.

  • EternalShade

    @Kadac (Guest): Well will predictable not be good enough for you then. Are you so arrogant as to believe that CP should just change everything he’s written (assuming he has written the predictable) because it doesnt appeal to you. Well i tell you now, you do not always get what the eye wishes for. Christopher will write what he believes will be a good story for himself. He has stated before that he wanted to write a story that he would like to read. (at the jamboree is one instance) Predictable or not. He will not change it merely for a handfull of ppl who oppose such endings. Personally i dont mind predictable as long as its an ending i like.

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    ACtually I am looking at it a different way

    Paolini wanted the elves to be beast

    I think they suck

    WOW

    let’s just agree tp disagree

    UNLESS YOU WANT A DEBATE

    Mike should create a faceoff on Shurtugal

    XxxX vs. EternalShade

    on ARYA-Roran and the Elves. Evil or Eminent?

    PRETTY COOL

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    ACtually I am looking at it a different way
    Paolini wanted the elves to be beast
    I think they suck
    WOW
    let’s just agree tp disagree
    UNLESS YOU WANT A DEBATE
    Mike should create a faceoff on Shurtugal
    XxxX vs. EternalShade
    on ARYA-Roran and the Elves. Evil or Eminent?
    PRETTY COOL

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    ACtually I am looking at it a different way
    Paolini wanted the elves to be beast
    I think they suck
    WOW
    let’s just agree tp disagree
    UNLESS YOU WANT A DEBATE
    Mike should create a faceoff on Shurtugal
    XxxX vs. EternalShade
    on ARYA-Roran and the Elves. Evil or Eminent?
    PRETTY COOL

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): You have been misinformed…. thats all i have to say on that whole narration of yours. Try looking at a different view. I tire of trying to explain myself over and over again.

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): You have been misinformed…. thats all i have to say on that whole narration of yours. Try looking at a different view. I tire of trying to explain myself over and over again.

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): You have been misinformed…. thats all i have to say on that whole narration of yours. Try looking at a different view. I tire of trying to explain myself over and over again.

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    Wrong it’s not that I want us to be best, I want us to be dominated by a species with better morals than us

    THe elves only act like they have morals

    they only do what they think is good for them

    political bastards

  • EternalShade

    @Rahul (Guest): So you hate them because of they’re belief?? Thats wrong. And Arya killed it because it was beyond healing and it would have suffered for a long time before dying. She saved it lots of suffering is that so foreign to you? And as for killing sloan. lol i like ur mess up in the spelling btw. lol likking. She told him to lick sloan lol. ok anyways i think they are just to sure of they’re decisions and havnt been able to look at the alternative. Thats all. Nothing to hate them for though

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    Wrong it’s not that I want us to be best, I want us to be dominated by a species with better morals than us
    THe elves only act like they have morals
    they only do what they think is good for them
    political bastards

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    Wrong it’s not that I want us to be best, I want us to be dominated by a species with better morals than us
    THe elves only act like they have morals
    they only do what they think is good for them
    political bastards

  • EternalShade

    @Rahul (Guest): So you hate them because of they’re belief?? Thats wrong. And Arya killed it because it was beyond healing and it would have suffered for a long time before dying. She saved it lots of suffering is that so foreign to you? And as for killing sloan. lol i like ur mess up in the spelling btw. lol likking. She told him to lick sloan lol. ok anyways i think they are just to sure of they’re decisions and havnt been able to look at the alternative. Thats all. Nothing to hate them for though

  • EternalShade

    @Rahul (Guest): So you hate them because of they’re belief?? Thats wrong. And Arya killed it because it was beyond healing and it would have suffered for a long time before dying. She saved it lots of suffering is that so foreign to you? And as for killing sloan. lol i like ur mess up in the spelling btw. lol likking. She told him to lick sloan lol. ok anyways i think they are just to sure of they’re decisions and havnt been able to look at the alternative. Thats all. Nothing to hate them for though

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest) and Kadoc (Guest):

    I agree with the balance thing

    and yes I know I contradicted myself

    But I just felt I should present all the facts

    I just hate Arya

    she thinks she’s so wise, but in reality the elves are all losers (Except RHUNON and Oromis)

    They just reaped the benifits of the Dragons and allowed Galbatorix to conquer Alagaesia

    IT was stated that they could probably defeat Galbatorix if attacked, so why not just go out there and finish him off

    No, all elves are losers and I believe that they will be banished from Alagaesia. (Hopefully)

    Paolini just made elves arrogant, on the whole they are more arrogant than dragons who back their arrogance, with impartial logic, they elves use skewed logic to trick people into doing their bidding, they make me SICK

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest) and Kadoc (Guest):
    I agree with the balance thing
    and yes I know I contradicted myself
    But I just felt I should present all the facts
    I just hate Arya
    she thinks she’s so wise, but in reality the elves are all losers (Except RHUNON and Oromis)
    They just reaped the benifits of the Dragons and allowed Galbatorix to conquer Alagaesia
    IT was stated that they could probably defeat Galbatorix if attacked, so why not just go out there and finish him off
    No, all elves are losers and I believe that they will be banished from Alagaesia. (Hopefully)
    Paolini just made elves arrogant, on the whole they are more arrogant than dragons who back their arrogance, with impartial logic, they elves use skewed logic to trick people into doing their bidding, they make me SICK

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest) and Kadoc (Guest):
    I agree with the balance thing
    and yes I know I contradicted myself
    But I just felt I should present all the facts
    I just hate Arya
    she thinks she’s so wise, but in reality the elves are all losers (Except RHUNON and Oromis)
    They just reaped the benifits of the Dragons and allowed Galbatorix to conquer Alagaesia
    IT was stated that they could probably defeat Galbatorix if attacked, so why not just go out there and finish him off
    No, all elves are losers and I believe that they will be banished from Alagaesia. (Hopefully)
    Paolini just made elves arrogant, on the whole they are more arrogant than dragons who back their arrogance, with impartial logic, they elves use skewed logic to trick people into doing their bidding, they make me SICK

  • Kadac

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    Some of the elves annoy me, but then so do some of the humans, and some of the dwarfs. I dislike some of the elves in the series notbecause their supier, i dislike them because some of them act like arrogent d1cks. Same with some of the humans and dwarfs. I just don’t want arya to be a rider.. it seems too predicable and perfect.. i don’t like perfect happenings/endings.. or predictable ones either..

  • Kadac

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    Some of the elves annoy me, but then so do some of the humans, and some of the dwarfs. I dislike some of the elves in the series notbecause their supier, i dislike them because some of them act like arrogent d1cks. Same with some of the humans and dwarfs. I just don’t want arya to be a rider.. it seems too predicable and perfect.. i don’t like perfect happenings/endings.. or predictable ones either..

  • Kadac

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    Some of the elves annoy me, but then so do some of the humans, and some of the dwarfs. I dislike some of the elves in the series notbecause their supier, i dislike them because some of them act like arrogent d1cks. Same with some of the humans and dwarfs. I just don’t want arya to be a rider.. it seems too predicable and perfect.. i don’t like perfect happenings/endings.. or predictable ones either..

  • Rahul

    @EternalShade (Guest):
    are you in love with an elf….just kidding….
    well..i dont hate them because they boast their superiority…but there are many points…
    1. they dont believe in god(oromis explained)
    2. they think they do right thing(arya when killed a bird and islanzadi explaining eragon to likk sloan)
    etc…there are many more points which is not likeable…but well..eragon is half like them but not by heart atleast…..and galbatorix also hates them….thats also one of the reason…

  • Rahul

    @EternalShade (Guest):are you in love with an elf….just kidding….well..i dont hate them because they boast their superiority…but there are many points…1. they dont believe in god(oromis explained)2. they think they do right thing(arya when killed a bird and islanzadi explaining eragon to likk sloan)etc…there are many more points which is not likeable…but well..eragon is half like them but not by heart atleast…..and galbatorix also hates them….thats also one of the reason…

  • Rahul

    @EternalShade (Guest):are you in love with an elf….just kidding….well..i dont hate them because they boast their superiority…but there are many points…1. they dont believe in god(oromis explained)2. they think they do right thing(arya when killed a bird and islanzadi explaining eragon to likk sloan)etc…there are many more points which is not likeable…but well..eragon is half like them but not by heart atleast…..and galbatorix also hates them….thats also one of the reason…

  • EternalShade

    Dang why do so many ppl hate Arya and elves. Ya they’re superior over humans so what. Its not like they really exist. Thats just how CP wanted it to be in his story. Humans dont have to always be the best. Thats just the way humans seem to think, odd isnt it?

  • EternalShade

    Dang why do so many ppl hate Arya and elves. Ya they’re superior over humans so what. Its not like they really exist. Thats just how CP wanted it to be in his story. Humans dont have to always be the best. Thats just the way humans seem to think, odd isnt it?

  • EternalShade

    Dang why do so many ppl hate Arya and elves. Ya they’re superior over humans so what. Its not like they really exist. Thats just how CP wanted it to be in his story. Humans dont have to always be the best. Thats just the way humans seem to think, odd isnt it?

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): Not quite understanding ur math and im not it will really make that big of a difference lol. You pretty much contridicted urself in trying to explain why roran should be rider by saying that it would be bad for katrina and that he would be a good king. lol. I dont think CP is gonna kill off greenie that quick. especially if it is on the front cover….

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): Not quite understanding ur math and im not it will really make that big of a difference lol. You pretty much contridicted urself in trying to explain why roran should be rider by saying that it would be bad for katrina and that he would be a good king. lol. I dont think CP is gonna kill off greenie that quick. especially if it is on the front cover….

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): Not quite understanding ur math and im not it will really make that big of a difference lol. You pretty much contridicted urself in trying to explain why roran should be rider by saying that it would be bad for katrina and that he would be a good king. lol. I dont think CP is gonna kill off greenie that quick. especially if it is on the front cover….

  • Kadac

    @XxxX (Guest):

    Remeber in one of the inheritence books (can’t remeber which, i havn’t read them in 2 years :P) that dragons are more likely to choose an elven rider.

    I’m not saying i want it to be arya (i have always rooted for roran to be the next rider) but then there is that balence thing that CP mentioned, that they like symity AND balence and right now there are three riders all of which are human. Sooo don’t you think that to make it balenced that the next rider would be an elf?? Also they are all male, and to balence it out an female would need to be the next rider.

    Like there is katrina but unlikey as she’s pregnant, then theres elve but she’s too weird and unpredictable and uncontrolable, Angela is important but i think she important in other areas and other reasons, so i doubt she’ll be the next rider, trinnia is another who could be the next rider and then angela could anger her so much that she becomes a Shade rider, but trinnia is too well :/ to be a rider but if she did, well a shade rider would be cool and freaky to read about. Really arya is the only other in depth female character left that it could be. like i’m not saying i want it to be her, but i think she’s more likely to be the next rider, more so than roran. Though like i said earlyer, i find it suspisous about the green magic seeming to forshadow that arya will be the next rider and all the other stuff. It’s like hes made it obvious on purpose to distract people/fans away from who the real next rider will be.

    anyway with the magic think… aryas magic might change as cp said in one of his Q&A’s that peoples magic can change colour, just as true names can..

  • Kadac

    @XxxX (Guest):

    Remeber in one of the inheritence books (can’t remeber which, i havn’t read them in 2 years :P) that dragons are more likely to choose an elven rider.

    I’m not saying i want it to be arya (i have always rooted for roran to be the next rider) but then there is that balence thing that CP mentioned, that they like symity AND balence and right now there are three riders all of which are human. Sooo don’t you think that to make it balenced that the next rider would be an elf?? Also they are all male, and to balence it out an female would need to be the next rider.

    Like there is katrina but unlikey as she’s pregnant, then theres elve but she’s too weird and unpredictable and uncontrolable, Angela is important but i think she important in other areas and other reasons, so i doubt she’ll be the next rider, trinnia is another who could be the next rider and then angela could anger her so much that she becomes a Shade rider, but trinnia is too well :/ to be a rider but if she did, well a shade rider would be cool and freaky to read about. Really arya is the only other in depth female character left that it could be. like i’m not saying i want it to be her, but i think she’s more likely to be the next rider, more so than roran. Though like i said earlyer, i find it suspisous about the green magic seeming to forshadow that arya will be the next rider and all the other stuff. It’s like hes made it obvious on purpose to distract people/fans away from who the real next rider will be.

    anyway with the magic think… aryas magic might change as cp said in one of his Q&A’s that peoples magic can change colour, just as true names can..

  • Kadac

    @XxxX (Guest):

    Remeber in one of the inheritence books (can’t remeber which, i havn’t read them in 2 years :P) that dragons are more likely to choose an elven rider.

    I’m not saying i want it to be arya (i have always rooted for roran to be the next rider) but then there is that balence thing that CP mentioned, that they like symity AND balence and right now there are three riders all of which are human. Sooo don’t you think that to make it balenced that the next rider would be an elf?? Also they are all male, and to balence it out an female would need to be the next rider.

    Like there is katrina but unlikey as she’s pregnant, then theres elve but she’s too weird and unpredictable and uncontrolable, Angela is important but i think she important in other areas and other reasons, so i doubt she’ll be the next rider, trinnia is another who could be the next rider and then angela could anger her so much that she becomes a Shade rider, but trinnia is too well :/ to be a rider but if she did, well a shade rider would be cool and freaky to read about. Really arya is the only other in depth female character left that it could be. like i’m not saying i want it to be her, but i think she’s more likely to be the next rider, more so than roran. Though like i said earlyer, i find it suspisous about the green magic seeming to forshadow that arya will be the next rider and all the other stuff. It’s like hes made it obvious on purpose to distract people/fans away from who the real next rider will be.

    anyway with the magic think… aryas magic might change as cp said in one of his Q&A’s that peoples magic can change colour, just as true names can..

    • guest

      What about Elva? I think she has just as good a chance of becoming a rider as anyone does. Also (kinda off topic) but I’ve scene where some people think maybe greenie has already hatched and who know with Elva already having the gwedy insagnia maybe she would be a fit match for a dragon who didn’t get a rider right after it hatched. But I also think it’s unlikely that a dragon would hatch without already having a ride since we’re told that the majic that keeps them from attching does so until they choose their rider…unless it hatched when it sensed Saphira blass elva and now their destenied to meet…obv I think Elva is a good Canidate lol

      • “Guest”

        On the topic of ‘greenie’, anyone could be it, but if you’re thinking Roran, as everyone seems to, why not Katrina? She has just as much chance as anyone, and you know, Angela’s visited the elves, and does she not wear green armor and clothes, wield green magic like Arya(I’m not completely sure on that one), and is she not a likely canidate?

        • werekitty

          I think the most likely Canidate would of course be Arya, then Nasuada
          Elva would monsterous if she was a rider but I don’t think she’s as likely as Arya
          I think Angela’s character is kind of a free bird and making her a rider would in some ways limit her character but she is of course a possability and I think Katrina has just as much chance of becoming a rider as Roran but considering that I think Roran is the least likely to become a rider, that’s not saying much. People keep referring to Roran’s fighting style being a similar match for the sword Tam….something (the green one that Eargon turned down), which may be the case but Rhunon also told Eragon that he had brought her enough brightsteel to make severl Rider’s swords… so I’m thinking that whoever Greenies new rider is won’t have to rely on Tam. but that Rhunon would fordge them a new one in the same manner she did with Eragon…. this belief also makes Roran even more less likely of a canidate as a new rider for me.

      • Anonymous

        I agree…Elva is kind of wild & if d dragon has hatched without a rider den it will also be wild! Seems kind of a good fit!

  • Rahul

    well…as the next/future rider debate is going on…well my point of view on that is..I dont want arya to be the next dragon rider….anyone else fit( cant put that thing rite now its late in india)….well i am with justafan and XxxX….i also hate elves…except Oromis….they are superior only because of dragons (bond thing)….nothing more than that….

    well..solembum cant be the next rider as werecats were not included in the bond created by dragons…..

    and why everyone oppose a dragon rider ruler….if galbatorix is wrong it doesnt mean that riders should not rule…he is demented..not all riders…

  • Rahul

    well…as the next/future rider debate is going on…well my point of view on that is..I dont want arya to be the next dragon rider….anyone else fit( cant put that thing rite now its late in india)….well i am with justafan and XxxX….i also hate elves…except Oromis….they are superior only because of dragons (bond thing)….nothing more than that….well..solembum cant be the next rider as werecats were not included in the bond created by dragons…..and why everyone oppose a dragon rider ruler….if galbatorix is wrong it doesnt mean that riders should not rule…he is demented..not all riders…

  • Rahul

    well…as the next/future rider debate is going on…well my point of view on that is..I dont want arya to be the next dragon rider….anyone else fit( cant put that thing rite now its late in india)….well i am with justafan and XxxX….i also hate elves…except Oromis….they are superior only because of dragons (bond thing)….nothing more than that….well..solembum cant be the next rider as werecats were not included in the bond created by dragons…..and why everyone oppose a dragon rider ruler….if galbatorix is wrong it doesnt mean that riders should not rule…he is demented..not all riders…

  • XxxX

    @XxxX (Guest):

    Between the variables there should be plus signs

    Mike’s website doesn’t allow me to show them

    🙁

  • XxxX

    @XxxX (Guest):
    Between the variables there should be plus signs
    Mike’s website doesn’t allow me to show them
    🙁

  • XxxX

    @XxxX (Guest):
    Between the variables there should be plus signs
    Mike’s website doesn’t allow me to show them
    🙁

  • EternalShade

    @justafan (Guest): What if the person its supposed to hatch for gets it. it would speed things up a bit. And ya if Orik was king it would be too repetitive

  • EternalShade

    @justafan (Guest): What if the person its supposed to hatch for gets it. it would speed things up a bit. And ya if Orik was king it would be too repetitive

  • EternalShade

    @justafan (Guest): What if the person its supposed to hatch for gets it. it would speed things up a bit. And ya if Orik was king it would be too repetitive

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest) and all other Arya supporters:

    All right here are my thoughts on that

    Arya has been trained by Oromis-We know that

    But then what would be the need for Oromis to mention that he would need to train the new Rider.

    Everything Paolini has mentioned so far has meaning. There are rarely contradicting viewpoints, which is one of Paolini’s few flaws, but when Oromis is involved he is always right. ALWAYS

    Okay, I’m on shaky ground there.

    Here’s my thing, Roran can become King. Nasuada just doesn’t have enough temperment as a leader. It seems she can have an easy breakdown. Politics would rip her in two eventually. Roran doesn’t take nonsense, he would do what is right, regardless.

    Next point, Roran’s dragon-Greenie- would make him immortal, BAD, for Katrina.

    Here is how that works out. Greenie dies. Simple. Thorn would live after Murtagh’s death. Roran would die, eventually, after a slightly prolonged life.

    Now I actually did find one thing more for Arya, this is actually pretty solid, and now I feel bad that I’m sharing it

    It involves math.

    Arya=X

    Eragon=y

    Greenie=a

    Saphira=b

    Now since Eragon and Arya are bith, in short, elves, (YES I KNOW ERAGON ISN’T A FULL ELF) then x=y

    But the problem is Eragon is linked with Saphira so y b≠x

    Now, Saphira and Greenie are both dragons, male and female, not respectively. so a=b

    But a similar problem is there, y b≠a

    So if Arya linked with Greenie

    a x=b y

    Everyone would be happy

    Except me, who wants Roran to be the new Rider.

    😀

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest) and all other Arya supporters:
    All right here are my thoughts on that
    Arya has been trained by Oromis-We know that
    But then what would be the need for Oromis to mention that he would need to train the new Rider.
    Everything Paolini has mentioned so far has meaning. There are rarely contradicting viewpoints, which is one of Paolini’s few flaws, but when Oromis is involved he is always right. ALWAYS

    Okay, I’m on shaky ground there.

    Here’s my thing, Roran can become King. Nasuada just doesn’t have enough temperment as a leader. It seems she can have an easy breakdown. Politics would rip her in two eventually. Roran doesn’t take nonsense, he would do what is right, regardless.

    Next point, Roran’s dragon-Greenie- would make him immortal, BAD, for Katrina.

    Here is how that works out. Greenie dies. Simple. Thorn would live after Murtagh’s death. Roran would die, eventually, after a slightly prolonged life.

    Now I actually did find one thing more for Arya, this is actually pretty solid, and now I feel bad that I’m sharing it

    It involves math.

    Arya=X
    Eragon=y
    Greenie=a
    Saphira=b

    Now since Eragon and Arya are bith, in short, elves, (YES I KNOW ERAGON ISN’T A FULL ELF) then x=y
    But the problem is Eragon is linked with Saphira so y b≠x
    Now, Saphira and Greenie are both dragons, male and female, not respectively. so a=b
    But a similar problem is there, y b≠a
    So if Arya linked with Greenie

    a x=b y

    Everyone would be happy

    Except me, who wants Roran to be the new Rider.
    😀

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest) and all other Arya supporters:
    All right here are my thoughts on that
    Arya has been trained by Oromis-We know that
    But then what would be the need for Oromis to mention that he would need to train the new Rider.
    Everything Paolini has mentioned so far has meaning. There are rarely contradicting viewpoints, which is one of Paolini’s few flaws, but when Oromis is involved he is always right. ALWAYS

    Okay, I’m on shaky ground there.

    Here’s my thing, Roran can become King. Nasuada just doesn’t have enough temperment as a leader. It seems she can have an easy breakdown. Politics would rip her in two eventually. Roran doesn’t take nonsense, he would do what is right, regardless.

    Next point, Roran’s dragon-Greenie- would make him immortal, BAD, for Katrina.

    Here is how that works out. Greenie dies. Simple. Thorn would live after Murtagh’s death. Roran would die, eventually, after a slightly prolonged life.

    Now I actually did find one thing more for Arya, this is actually pretty solid, and now I feel bad that I’m sharing it

    It involves math.

    Arya=X
    Eragon=y
    Greenie=a
    Saphira=b

    Now since Eragon and Arya are bith, in short, elves, (YES I KNOW ERAGON ISN’T A FULL ELF) then x=y
    But the problem is Eragon is linked with Saphira so y b≠x
    Now, Saphira and Greenie are both dragons, male and female, not respectively. so a=b
    But a similar problem is there, y b≠a
    So if Arya linked with Greenie

    a x=b y

    Everyone would be happy

    Except me, who wants Roran to be the new Rider.
    😀

    • werekitty

      I think Roran will be the new King. Just like you said Oromis is ALWAYS right. Which means when he tells Eragon that the blood of King Plancar still runs through the people of Plancar valley I this is foreshadowing that Roran is some how desended from King Plancar and in the end the people of Algesia will make him King (even though Plancar was kind of a loon)

      • “Guest”

        “Next point, Roran’s dragon-Greenie- would make him immortal, BAD, for Katrina.”

        Brom said dragons affect the ones most around them-usually the Rider, what if it was multiple people? In the days of ‘old’, kids were tested at age 10 if a to see dragon hatched, much to early to be married… So i’m guessing it hasn’t happened before, unless Angela and Tenga are examples of this. I think it’s quite an interesting idea.

        • werekitty

          I think I may not have been clear enough…Since I think that Roran will be the New King I clearly don’t think that he would be a rider. I think the way CP shows Roran’s complete inability to use magic is a way of hinting that we will never be a magic user and therefore not a dragon rider since becoming a dragon rider would enable him to at least be able to use a small amount of magic. The people of Algesia would not allow another rider to become king since they’re immortal. since humans are a short lived race they’re going to want a short lived ruler. I really think Roran will be the next king, but I highly Highly doubt that he is the next rider

          • RiderVrael

            That makes complete sense. I thought Roran would not the new ride, but the possibilty of him being king is pretty good.

  • justafan

    @Eternal Shade: yea Orik wouldn’t make a good Emporer. Namely because the empire is made up of mostly humans, and humans wouldn’t want a dwarf leader. It would be best for the war if the egg (?) hatched for Arya, not that I want that to happen. She just annoys me greatly. That ? mark means is Greenie still an egg?

    @XxxX: I think Roran would be a great leader after Galbatorix is overthrown. However, if he does become a rider, then no, he would not. There can’t be another king or queen who can use magic and will live forever. Galbatorix has proven that without a shadow of a doubt.

    If you think about it, what’s the chance of someone from the Varden finding a way into Uru’baen, getting the egg, getting OUT alive, getting safely back to the Varden, then getting it to hatch for one of the main characters. I know Christopher Paolini could write in whatever he wanted to, but it does seem unlikely.

  • justafan

    @Eternal Shade: yea Orik wouldn’t make a good Emporer. Namely because the empire is made up of mostly humans, and humans wouldn’t want a dwarf leader. It would be best for the war if the egg (?) hatched for Arya, not that I want that to happen. She just annoys me greatly. That ? mark means is Greenie still an egg?

    @XxxX: I think Roran would be a great leader after Galbatorix is overthrown. However, if he does become a rider, then no, he would not. There can’t be another king or queen who can use magic and will live forever. Galbatorix has proven that without a shadow of a doubt.

    If you think about it, what’s the chance of someone from the Varden finding a way into Uru’baen, getting the egg, getting OUT alive, getting safely back to the Varden, then getting it to hatch for one of the main characters. I know Christopher Paolini could write in whatever he wanted to, but it does seem unlikely.

  • EternalShade

    oops i meant ‘not that i think roran WOULDNT be fit for it’ not would be. sorry

  • EternalShade

    oops i meant ‘not that i think roran WOULDNT be fit for it’ not would be. sorry

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): ….. i still think Arya will be the rider. 😀 😀 😀 XxxX — another one is the orbs thing we were discussing earlier. and the fact that she has already been trained by Oromis himself. and Christopher even said she was more well trained than even Eragon at this point. Not that i think roran would be fit for it. But i think he would be better at leading. Maybe be king. Either him or nasuada. But if he could persuade a whole village to move all the way to the southern borders of alagaesia he would be a good candidate to rule. Arya is just better fit for the job of rider.

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): ….. i still think Arya will be the rider. 😀 😀 😀 XxxX — another one is the orbs thing we were discussing earlier. and the fact that she has already been trained by Oromis himself. and Christopher even said she was more well trained than even Eragon at this point. Not that i think roran would be fit for it. But i think he would be better at leading. Maybe be king. Either him or nasuada. But if he could persuade a whole village to move all the way to the southern borders of alagaesia he would be a good candidate to rule. Arya is just better fit for the job of rider.

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): ….. i still think Arya will be the rider. 😀 😀 😀 XxxX — another one is the orbs thing we were discussing earlier. and the fact that she has already been trained by Oromis himself. and Christopher even said she was more well trained than even Eragon at this point. Not that i think roran would be fit for it. But i think he would be better at leading. Maybe be king. Either him or nasuada. But if he could persuade a whole village to move all the way to the southern borders of alagaesia he would be a good candidate to rule. Arya is just better fit for the job of rider.

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): :O

  • EternalShade

    @XxxX (Guest): :O

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    All right, I haven’t posted in a while.

    Why?

    Because all you people talk about is nonsense.

    I have returned to give insight on the Arya/Roran Rider debate

    Paolini likes giving subtle hints that connect together near the end. Arya has green magic, okay, he has mentioned that a THOUSAND-ish times.

    That is basically the ONLY reason that people have found to support Arya becoming the next Rider.

    Roran on the other hand has a multitude of things going.

    -the teacher/student relationship developed at the beggining of Brisingr

    -Tamaralin’s style being similar to Roran’s

    -The epic poetry of the three cousins/half-brothers being the legacy of the New Dragon Riders (DRAGON’S LOVE SYMETRICAL POETRY, PAOLINI SAID SO HIMSELF)

    There are other reasons but I can’t think of them now.

    But I’m sorry

    Roran is owning this debate, on both subtle tactics and a variety of them. THey all link together.

    SORRY ARYA FANS

    SHE IS NOT COOL

  • XxxX

    @EternalShade (Guest):

    All right, I haven’t posted in a while.
    Why?
    Because all you people talk about is nonsense.

    I have returned to give insight on the Arya/Roran Rider debate

    Paolini likes giving subtle hints that connect together near the end. Arya has green magic, okay, he has mentioned that a THOUSAND-ish times.
    That is basically the ONLY reason that people have found to support Arya becoming the next Rider.

    Roran on the other hand has a multitude of things going.
    -the teacher/student relationship developed at the beggining of Brisingr
    -Tamaralin’s style being similar to Roran’s
    -The epic poetry of the three cousins/half-brothers being the legacy of the New Dragon Riders (DRAGON’S LOVE SYMETRICAL POETRY, PAOLINI SAID SO HIMSELF)

    There are other reasons but I can’t think of them now.

    But I’m sorry
    Roran is owning this debate, on both subtle tactics and a variety of them. THey all link together.

    SORRY ARYA FANS
    SHE IS NOT COOL

  • EternalShade

    @justafan (Guest): Nah hes already King of dwarves. Plus i just dont want him too lol

  • EternalShade

    @justafan (Guest): Nah hes already King of dwarves. Plus i just dont want him too lol

  • justafan

    I have no idea why, but I like Elva. I see how most everyone hates her, but I love her!

    Islanzadi is the one who annoys me the most. I love Oromis though. If I lived in Alagaesia and Solumbum became a rider, I would build a boat and sail away!

    Random thought of the hour: Orik should be king

  • justafan

    I have no idea why, but I like Elva. I see how most everyone hates her, but I love her!
    Islanzadi is the one who annoys me the most. I love Oromis though. If I lived in Alagaesia and Solumbum became a rider, I would build a boat and sail away!
    Random thought of the hour: Orik should be king

  • justafan

    I have no idea why, but I like Elva. I see how most everyone hates her, but I love her!
    Islanzadi is the one who annoys me the most. I love Oromis though. If I lived in Alagaesia and Solumbum became a rider, I would build a boat and sail away!
    Random thought of the hour: Orik should be king

  • EternalShade

    @justafan (Guest): Haha Solembum as a rider. hmmmm wonder what kind of kick-ass title you could get out of THAT. hahaha

  • EternalShade

    @justafan (Guest): Haha Solembum as a rider. hmmmm wonder what kind of kick-ass title you could get out of THAT. hahaha

  • EternalShade

    @Kadoc (Guest): Oh man elva as a rider… I can only imagine the power that she would have. She seems the corruptive and corrupted type. That COULD spell doom for the varden.

  • EternalShade

    @Kadoc (Guest): Oh man elva as a rider… I can only imagine the power that she would have. She seems the corruptive and corrupted type. That COULD spell doom for the varden.

  • Kadoc

    yeah, he would totally kick butt like!! if that did happen, Angela and Solembum would have to be the bonded pair, and that would be scarey to read 😛

    some eves are ok.. though i agree that they can be annoying at time wiv their arrogent talk about how much better they are blabla bla.. But humans can be just as bad, galby for exaple is a nasty piece of work.. and elva *shivers*

  • Kadoc

    yeah, he would totally kick butt like!! if that did happen, Angela and Solembum would have to be the bonded pair, and that would be scarey to read 😛

    some eves are ok.. though i agree that they can be annoying at time wiv their arrogent talk about how much better they are blabla bla.. But humans can be just as bad, galby for exaple is a nasty piece of work.. and elva *shivers*

  • justafan

    @Eternal Shade: yea I really don’t care for elves. And I think that Arya probably will be the next rider because basically anyone else will just be an untrained pain. But the dragon in the egg may or may not know that. It depends on how much they can sense of their surroundings when they’re in the egg…

    Anyways, the egg may have already hatched. I know some people are saying “Her eyes are green! Direct evidence that she’s going to be the next rider!”

    Random thought: why do we always say next rider? Eragon and Galbatorix are still riders!

    @Kadoc: I totally agree that it seems a bit too obvious. I wish werecats could become riders! Solembum as a rider would just end the war!

  • justafan

    @Eternal Shade: yea I really don’t care for elves. And I think that Arya probably will be the next rider because basically anyone else will just be an untrained pain. But the dragon in the egg may or may not know that. It depends on how much they can sense of their surroundings when they’re in the egg…
    Anyways, the egg may have already hatched. I know some people are saying “Her eyes are green! Direct evidence that she’s going to be the next rider!”
    Random thought: why do we always say next rider? Eragon and Galbatorix are still riders!

    @Kadoc: I totally agree that it seems a bit too obvious. I wish werecats could become riders! Solembum as a rider would just end the war!

  • justafan

    @Eternal Shade: yea I really don’t care for elves. And I think that Arya probably will be the next rider because basically anyone else will just be an untrained pain. But the dragon in the egg may or may not know that. It depends on how much they can sense of their surroundings when they’re in the egg…
    Anyways, the egg may have already hatched. I know some people are saying “Her eyes are green! Direct evidence that she’s going to be the next rider!”
    Random thought: why do we always say next rider? Eragon and Galbatorix are still riders!

    @Kadoc: I totally agree that it seems a bit too obvious. I wish werecats could become riders! Solembum as a rider would just end the war!

  • Unknown

    @EternalShade (Guest):it was probably a jedi complex and he couldnt kill him without a “proper trial”…..LAME.

  • Unknown

    @EternalShade (Guest):it was probably a jedi complex and he couldnt kill him without a “proper trial”…..LAME.

  • Kadoc

    There is alot of evidence pointing that it will be her, but it just seems… ummm too obvious to be true if you get what i mean. I don\’t think that CP would make it that obvious unless there was a reason for making it that obvious..

  • Kadoc

    There is alot of evidence pointing that it will be her, but it just seems… ummm too obvious to be true if you get what i mean. I don’t think that CP would make it that obvious unless there was a reason for making it that obvious..

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): Oh i must have forgotten about that. Maybe he didnt feel comfortable killing him. idk lol

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): Oh i must have forgotten about that. Maybe he didnt feel comfortable killing him. idk lol

  • EternalShade

    @Kadoc (Guest): Ya but still its more than likely it will be her.

  • EternalShade

    @Kadoc (Guest): Ya but still its more than likely it will be her.

  • EternalShade

    @Kadoc (Guest): Ya but still its more than likely it will be her.

  • Kadoc

    maybe CP just whats people to think that her green magic is forshoadowing to lead us away from the real rider. I recall him saying in one of the Q&A’s that the colour of people’s magic can change.. so the rider still could be someone else like..

  • Kadoc

    maybe CP just whats people to think that her green magic is forshoadowing to lead us away from the real rider. I recall him saying in one of the Q&A’s that the colour of people’s magic can change.. so the rider still could be someone else like..

  • Kadoc

    maybe CP just whats people to think that her green magic is forshoadowing to lead us away from the real rider. I recall him saying in one of the Q&A’s that the colour of people’s magic can change.. so the rider still could be someone else like..

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade : yep….in Eragon beginning Brom tells story of the riders in the village and at that tym he says that Vrael defeats Galby in the final battle but hesitates with the final blow which led to his downfall……

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade : yep….in Eragon beginning Brom tells story of the riders in the village and at that tym he says that Vrael defeats Galby in the final battle but hesitates with the final blow which led to his downfall……

  • eragon22412

    @EternalShade : yep….in Eragon beginning Brom tells story of the riders in the village and at that tym he says that Vrael defeats Galby in the final battle but hesitates with the final blow which led to his downfall……

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): Defeated Galbatorix?? What??

  • EternalShade

    @eragon22412 (Guest): Defeated Galbatorix?? What??

  • EternalShade

    @justafan (Guest): We dont think she’ll be the rider because of her eyes. It’s because of the color of magic she uses, get it right. We simply think it may be foreshadowing, and I personally dont think there are that many more elligible candidates for Rider. And no there will not be any evidence just foreshadowing. And if you think that just because you dont particularly like elves or that Arya isnt your favorite character does not mean Christopher thinks that way. If he wants her as rider than he will put her in. End of story.

  • EternalShade

    @justafan (Guest): We dont think she’ll be the rider because of her eyes. It’s because of the color of magic she uses, get it right. We simply think it may be foreshadowing, and I personally dont think there are that many more elligible candidates for Rider. And no there will not be any evidence just foreshadowing. And if you think that just because you dont particularly like elves or that Arya isnt your favorite character does not mean Christopher thinks that way. If he wants her as rider than he will put her in. End of story.

    • RiderVrael

      Your point makes a lot of sense. There are not very many candidates that we have read about in all three books that could be the third rider. I do not think CP will just put a new character in the fourth to be the new rider. In my opinion it probably is a character that we have already read about, but are overlooking. I have heard many theories like it would be Roran, elva, one of the two elf kids, Roran and Katrina’s baby, or the first dwarf rider.

  • eragon22412

    My question fr next Q/A ..In eragon when brom is telling the story of the riders he says ..”In the last battle,before the gates of Doru Areaba,Vrael defeated Galbatorix ,but hesitated with the final blow” …Why did he hesitate?

  • eragon22412

    My question fr next Q/A ..In eragon when brom is telling the story of the riders he says ..”In the last battle,before the gates of Doru Areaba,Vrael defeated Galbatorix ,but hesitated with the final blow” …Why did he hesitate?

  • vadersapp

    @thinksalot: It also has to do with there nature. A baby still has inherent aspects of it’s character, so that would define its true name. Though, since they are simple beings, their true name would probably be simple too.

  • vadersapp

    @thinksalot: It also has to do with there nature. A baby still has inherent aspects of it’s character, so that would define its true name. Though, since they are simple beings, their true name would probably be simple too.

  • thinksalot

    This has been bugging me for a while… If everything has a true name in the Ancient Language, and the true name of living things is based on their personality and their past, what would be the true name of a newborn child? Is there one? Would you be able to control it from the moment it was born?

    Nothing serious, it’s just been bugging me for a while now.

  • thinksalot

    This has been bugging me for a while… If everything has a true name in the Ancient Language, and the true name of living things is based on their personality and their past, what would be the true name of a newborn child? Is there one? Would you be able to control it from the moment it was born?

    Nothing serious, it’s just been bugging me for a while now.

  • thinksalot

    This has been bugging me for a while… If everything has a true name in the Ancient Language, and the true name of living things is based on their personality and their past, what would be the true name of a newborn child? Is there one? Would you be able to control it from the moment it was born?

    Nothing serious, it’s just been bugging me for a while now.

  • justafan

    I HAVE A QUESTION!

    If a spellcaster were to look into someone’s mind, would they see only what they conciously remember? Or would they see everything that had ever happened to them?

    And to all of you who are just assuming that Arya is the next rider: we don’t know! There is no “evidence” because no “evidence” exists anywhere in Alagaesia! Sure, she has green eyes. BIG DEAL! If she wanted bright yellow eyes she could say a short spell and guess what? her eyes would be bright yellow! Eragon has brown eyes. Does that mean he isn’t “fit” for Saphira? Of course not! Am I saying she most definitely won’t be the rider? Of course not! But there are many, many more “eligible” humans and elves.

    Bottom line: don’t write in what’s not there!

    Random thought of the day: I hate elves and Arya in particular!

  • justafan

    I HAVE A QUESTION!
    If a spellcaster were to look into someone’s mind, would they see only what they conciously remember? Or would they see everything that had ever happened to them?

    And to all of you who are just assuming that Arya is the next rider: we don’t know! There is no “evidence” because no “evidence” exists anywhere in Alagaesia! Sure, she has green eyes. BIG DEAL! If she wanted bright yellow eyes she could say a short spell and guess what? her eyes would be bright yellow! Eragon has brown eyes. Does that mean he isn’t “fit” for Saphira? Of course not! Am I saying she most definitely won’t be the rider? Of course not! But there are many, many more “eligible” humans and elves.
    Bottom line: don’t write in what’s not there!

    Random thought of the day: I hate elves and Arya in particular!

  • justafan

    I HAVE A QUESTION!
    If a spellcaster were to look into someone’s mind, would they see only what they conciously remember? Or would they see everything that had ever happened to them?

    And to all of you who are just assuming that Arya is the next rider: we don’t know! There is no “evidence” because no “evidence” exists anywhere in Alagaesia! Sure, she has green eyes. BIG DEAL! If she wanted bright yellow eyes she could say a short spell and guess what? her eyes would be bright yellow! Eragon has brown eyes. Does that mean he isn’t “fit” for Saphira? Of course not! Am I saying she most definitely won’t be the rider? Of course not! But there are many, many more “eligible” humans and elves.
    Bottom line: don’t write in what’s not there!

    Random thought of the day: I hate elves and Arya in particular!

  • Kadoc

    I think they’ll just get involved wiv the fighting, maybe even rescue eragon after he’s been captured.

  • Kadoc

    I think they’ll just get involved wiv the fighting, maybe even rescue eragon after he’s been captured.

  • Wolf

    Very nice interviews, thanks Mike and Staff. Im really excited for book four. The only thing that im curious about, is what part are the urgals going to play in this book? In the Eragon and Eldest, they were enemies. In Brisingr they were allies, albeit some were against and had to wrestles by Roran. But what will they be in the fourth book?

  • Wolf

    Very nice interviews, thanks Mike and Staff. Im really excited for book four. The only thing that im curious about, is what part are the urgals going to play in this book? In the Eragon and Eldest, they were enemies. In Brisingr they were allies, albeit some were against and had to wrestles by Roran. But what will they be in the fourth book?

  • Kallyx

    hopefully i’ll get to read the book before 12-12 xD

  • Kallyx

    hopefully i’ll get to read the book before 12-12 xD

  • Kallyx

    hopefully i’ll get to read the book before 12-12 xD

  • SkySoarer

    @Kasturi(Guest) (Guest): Yes, but is the green dragon going to come from Galby’s last egg? I don’t think it will. I think the green dragon has already hatched and left the egg fragment that Eragon trod on.

    We’ve already seen bonded dragons and slave dragons, so why not a wild dragon? I think that could spice things up a bit, especially if it’s temperamental, ‘formidable’, and male. A fit mate for Saphira don’t you think?

    As for Arya, I think there’s still room for her on the back of Saphira’s saddle!

  • SkySoarer

    @Kasturi(Guest) (Guest): Yes, but is the green dragon going to come from Galby’s last egg? I don’t think it will. I think the green dragon has already hatched and left the egg fragment that Eragon trod on.
    We’ve already seen bonded dragons and slave dragons, so why not a wild dragon? I think that could spice things up a bit, especially if it’s temperamental, ‘formidable’, and male. A fit mate for Saphira don’t you think?
    As for Arya, I think there’s still room for her on the back of Saphira’s saddle!

  • SkySoarer

    @Kasturi(Guest) (Guest): Yes, but is the green dragon going to come from Galby’s last egg? I don’t think it will. I think the green dragon has already hatched and left the egg fragment that Eragon trod on.
    We’ve already seen bonded dragons and slave dragons, so why not a wild dragon? I think that could spice things up a bit, especially if it’s temperamental, ‘formidable’, and male. A fit mate for Saphira don’t you think?
    As for Arya, I think there’s still room for her on the back of Saphira’s saddle!

  • Kasturi(Guest)

    @SkySoarer (Guest): I really don\’t think thats possible. I remember reading somewhere that a riders egg has a spell cast on it that prevents it from hatching until its rider comes along. So either the green egg hatches for someone, or doesn\’t hatch at all.

  • Kasturi(Guest)

    @SkySoarer (Guest): I really don’t think thats possible. I remember reading somewhere that a riders egg has a spell cast on it that prevents it from hatching until its rider comes along. So either the green egg hatches for someone, or doesn’t hatch at all.

  • Kasturi(Guest)

    @SkySoarer (Guest): I really don’t think thats possible. I remember reading somewhere that a riders egg has a spell cast on it that prevents it from hatching until its rider comes along. So either the green egg hatches for someone, or doesn’t hatch at all.

  • Dennis

    Arya is not the next rider…well at least not from the last egg. She will not be an official rider because she wont have the bond Eragon and Saphira have and here are my reasons
    1) CP said himself that Saphira would have hatched for murtagh if Eragon died before he met her. Well from this we can assume that saphira would have hatched for anyone destined to become a dragon rider. Since she was with Arya for what 70 years or so dont you think she would have hatched for her?
    2) It is very possible that Arya is going to be the rider of the green dragon because I dont think this dragon is in an egg. It is either a wild dragon or the dragon of a fallen rider. In either case it would have bonded with someone already or not be capable of bonding. Eragon will persuade this green dragon to help the cause and arya will ride it.

  • Dennis

    Arya is not the next rider…well at least not from the last egg. She will not be an official rider because she wont have the bond Eragon and Saphira have and here are my reasons1) CP said himself that Saphira would have hatched for murtagh if Eragon died before he met her. Well from this we can assume that saphira would have hatched for anyone destined to become a dragon rider. Since she was with Arya for what 70 years or so dont you think she would have hatched for her?2) It is very possible that Arya is going to be the rider of the green dragon because I dont think this dragon is in an egg. It is either a wild dragon or the dragon of a fallen rider. In either case it would have bonded with someone already or not be capable of bonding. Eragon will persuade this green dragon to help the cause and arya will ride it.

  • bookwormgrl05

    @sirsimon (Guest): I wish this was like facebook and that we could “like” posts. I totally agree with you. And if you think about it, it was less than two years ago that Brisinger came out. We cant expect him to just rattle out books.

    Now for my own personal thoughts:
    I think it would be foolish for Paolini to not take advantage of the huge Eragon fan base and write more novels. Many authors have, such as Tolkin, Lemony, Snickett, and Jk Rowling with much success

  • bookwormgrl05

    @sirsimon (Guest): I wish this was like facebook and that we could “like” posts. I totally agree with you. And if you think about it, it was less than two years ago that Brisinger came out. We cant expect him to just rattle out books.Now for my own personal thoughts:I think it would be foolish for Paolini to not take advantage of the huge Eragon fan base and write more novels. Many authors have, such as Tolkin, Lemony, Snickett, and Jk Rowling with much success

  • bookwormgrl05

    @sirsimon (Guest): I wish this was like facebook and that we could “like” posts. I totally agree with you. And if you think about it, it was less than two years ago that Brisinger came out. We cant expect him to just rattle out books.Now for my own personal thoughts:I think it would be foolish for Paolini to not take advantage of the huge Eragon fan base and write more novels. Many authors have, such as Tolkin, Lemony, Snickett, and Jk Rowling with much success

  • duster

    how will hos ring that brom gave him come handy in the fourth book

  • duster

    how will hos ring that brom gave him come handy in the fourth book

  • SkySoarer

    I really don’t think Arya will become a rider. I think the green dragon will be an unbonded (wild) dragon.

  • SkySoarer

    I really don’t think Arya will become a rider. I think the green dragon will be an unbonded (wild) dragon.

  • Abby

    MIKE I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU

    Do you get to read the book as it comes out? Because in the last two interviews it seems like you have way more knowledge of the Fourth Book than anyone else. I don’t want you to tell us what its about or anything like that but do you get to read it early?

  • Abby

    MIKE I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOUDo you get to read the book as it comes out? Because in the last two interviews it seems like you have way more knowledge of the Fourth Book than anyone else. I don’t want you to tell us what its about or anything like that but do you get to read it early?

  • Teddy

    This theory is probably wrong, and there is definitely more evidence against then for this theory, but it could be an interesting turn of events. What if the green dragon had already hatched for Arya? I mean when she is in Ellesmera she is often off by herself, she has had training with Oromis, though it was apparently since she was guarding Sapphira’s Egg, and she is not only a great Warrior but also a good Spellcaster which isn’t common. Just fuel for thought.

  • Teddy

    This theory is probably wrong, and there is definitely more evidence against then for this theory, but it could be an interesting turn of events. What if the green dragon had already hatched for Arya? I mean when she is in Ellesmera she is often off by herself, she has had training with Oromis, though it was apparently since she was guarding Sapphira’s Egg, and she is not only a great Warrior but also a good Spellcaster which isn’t common. Just fuel for thought.

  • Teddy

    This theory is probably wrong, and there is definitely more evidence against then for this theory, but it could be an interesting turn of events. What if the green dragon had already hatched for Arya? I mean when she is in Ellesmera she is often off by herself, she has had training with Oromis, though it was apparently since she was guarding Sapphira’s Egg, and she is not only a great Warrior but also a good Spellcaster which isn’t common. Just fuel for thought.

  • Daegarason

    Let’s pray we get this book fast. I’m stuck reading FanFics, which are atrocious, just to keep my attention on the series. Ha! I’ve even began my own fanfiction of Eragon adding the characters to my own book I’m writing right now.

    Also to neal: You might be write, but I would actually recommend taking a slow pace when writing the last book of a series. Especially if you’re a new author (I know he’s been writting for ten years) so i’s rather important to take your time and get everything done right the first time.

    I would be nice if everyone would stop asking questions Paolin already answered, as well, so more…interesting…questions can be answered.

    Special thanks to Mike McCauley and the other mods of Shurtugal.com for giving us updates on Paolini and whats happening with the Series.

  • Daegarason

    Let’s pray we get this book fast. I’m stuck reading FanFics, which are atrocious, just to keep my attention on the series. Ha! I’ve even began my own fanfiction of Eragon adding the characters to my own book I’m writing right now.
    Also to neal: You might be write, but I would actually recommend taking a slow pace when writing the last book of a series. Especially if you’re a new author (I know he’s been writting for ten years) so i’s rather important to take your time and get everything done right the first time.
    I would be nice if everyone would stop asking questions Paolin already answered, as well, so more…interesting…questions can be answered.
    Special thanks to Mike McCauley and the other mods of Shurtugal.com for giving us updates on Paolini and whats happening with the Series.

  • Daegarason

    Let’s pray we get this book fast. I’m stuck reading FanFics, which are atrocious, just to keep my attention on the series. Ha! I’ve even began my own fanfiction of Eragon adding the characters to my own book I’m writing right now.
    Also to neal: You might be write, but I would actually recommend taking a slow pace when writing the last book of a series. Especially if you’re a new author (I know he’s been writting for ten years) so i’s rather important to take your time and get everything done right the first time.
    I would be nice if everyone would stop asking questions Paolin already answered, as well, so more…interesting…questions can be answered.
    Special thanks to Mike McCauley and the other mods of Shurtugal.com for giving us updates on Paolini and whats happening with the Series.

  • sirsimon

    You know guys, if Paolini goes any faster, the book will be badly edited and characterization will go out the window, in rushing to completion, the fourth book could be the worst of the series.

    My worst nightmare scenario is when I open the book for the first time and read it.

    Then the ending would just end abruptly for another book or the book would be disappointing and hundreds of answers unanswered.

    Just let Paolini do his job, I would rather wait another half a year knowing the book will be brilliant and amazing.

    Rather than have it come to me in two months time, a poor book that will never be reread.

    Eragon and his characters deserve more than that, they are the greatest collection of characters I’ve read, rivalling that of the great JRR Tolkien.

    I think we are being cruel to Paolini, let the man weave his literature magic, heck he hasn’t failed me or you yet.

    You have a fan Paolini and this fan says go forth and bring Eragon’s story to a beautiful and glorious end that will bring a tear to my eye

  • sirsimon

    You know guys, if Paolini goes any faster, the book will be badly edited and characterization will go out the window, in rushing to completion, the fourth book could be the worst of the series.

    My worst nightmare scenario is when I open the book for the first time and read it.
    Then the ending would just end abruptly for another book or the book would be disappointing and hundreds of answers unanswered.

    Just let Paolini do his job, I would rather wait another half a year knowing the book will be brilliant and amazing.
    Rather than have it come to me in two months time, a poor book that will never be reread.

    Eragon and his characters deserve more than that, they are the greatest collection of characters I’ve read, rivalling that of the great JRR Tolkien.

    I think we are being cruel to Paolini, let the man weave his literature magic, heck he hasn’t failed me or you yet.

    You have a fan Paolini and this fan says go forth and bring Eragon’s story to a beautiful and glorious end that will bring a tear to my eye

  • sirsimon

    You know guys, if Paolini goes any faster, the book will be badly edited and characterization will go out the window, in rushing to completion, the fourth book could be the worst of the series.

    My worst nightmare scenario is when I open the book for the first time and read it.
    Then the ending would just end abruptly for another book or the book would be disappointing and hundreds of answers unanswered.

    Just let Paolini do his job, I would rather wait another half a year knowing the book will be brilliant and amazing.
    Rather than have it come to me in two months time, a poor book that will never be reread.

    Eragon and his characters deserve more than that, they are the greatest collection of characters I’ve read, rivalling that of the great JRR Tolkien.

    I think we are being cruel to Paolini, let the man weave his literature magic, heck he hasn’t failed me or you yet.

    You have a fan Paolini and this fan says go forth and bring Eragon’s story to a beautiful and glorious end that will bring a tear to my eye

  • Blake

    Mike when will the next Q&A take place? Soon or later? Just a thing i want to know

  • Blake

    Mike when will the next Q&A take place? Soon or later? Just a thing i want to know

  • Blake

    Mike when will the next Q&A take place? Soon or later? Just a thing i want to know

  • Rahul

    @Ryan (Guest): well..you might me absolutely spot on….or you may be wrong and this has nothing to do with the future events…these are the two possibilities…

    well…Ryan..you have put ur point of view of looking at this event….
    let us have another point of view…and i.e. RED, BLUE and GREEN are primary colors and the orb was collection/formation of souls(spirits)..which was wandering…so..may be just may be..that it only takes primary colors…(but no one knows except Chris what he had in mind while writing this part…)..and Christopher just mentioned it and it has nothing to do with future events…

    And as far as i remember…this orb went in to Eragon\’s body..dont have the book rite now..so correct me if i am wrong but i strongly remember that orb did had eragon in its control…

    and btw Ryan…have to give credit to you…you came out with a very different point..which i suppose…no one has touched or discussed before…great observation there…

    sorry for making it too long…

  • Rahul

    @Ryan (Guest): well..you might me absolutely spot on….or you may be wrong and this has nothing to do with the future events…these are the two possibilities…well…Ryan..you have put ur point of view of looking at this event….let us have another point of view…and i.e. RED, BLUE and GREEN are primary colors and the orb was collection/formation of souls(spirits)..which was wandering…so..may be just may be..that it only takes primary colors…(but no one knows except Chris what he had in mind while writing this part…)..and Christopher just mentioned it and it has nothing to do with future events… And as far as i remember…this orb went in to Eragon’s body..dont have the book rite now..so correct me if i am wrong but i strongly remember that orb did had eragon in its control…and btw Ryan…have to give credit to you…you came out with a very different point..which i suppose…no one has touched or discussed before…great observation there…sorry for making it too long…

  • EternalShade

    @Ryan (Guest): I have actually wondered the same thing. I think it is foreshadowing that Arya will be the next rider. that is my opinion though some may say otherwise. But that is hard for me to pass off as a coincidance

  • EternalShade

    @Ryan (Guest): I have actually wondered the same thing. I think it is foreshadowing that Arya will be the next rider. that is my opinion though some may say otherwise. But that is hard for me to pass off as a coincidance

  • hurryupCP

    Most likely, the title will be eldurnai

  • hurryupCP

    Most likely, the title will be eldurnai

  • Ryan

    So my question is, what did this excerpt symbolize, and did it have anything to do foreshadowing the events and identity of the newest rider.

  • Ryan

    So my question is, what did this excerpt symbolize, and did it have anything to do foreshadowing the events and identity of the newest rider.

  • Ryan

    I believe I have a question that would qualify as a ‘No comment’ answer if thrown at Chris. This is an excerpt from the chapter Shadows of the Past.

    A single orb detached itself from the wall and hung before Arya at eye level. It shrank and expanded like a throbbing heart, alternating between royal blue and emerald green, with occasional flashes of red. One of it’s tendrils caught hold of a strand of Arya’s hair. There was a sharp pop, and for an instant, the strand shone like a fragment of the sun, then it vanished. The smell of burnt hair drifted toward Eragon.

    I take this as a strong foreshadowing and further concrete proof that Arya is the next rider. The colors of the orb blue, Saphira, then green, the new dragon, and the occasional flashes of red, Thorn. It summarizes future events of the three dragons, mainly centering on Arya’s involvement with that future. That is my interpretation of that excerpt. I personally haven’t heard anyone else comment on this, and would like to know what every one else thinks. If you read further a couple more things occur that support my theory. I would love to hear Christopher or someone who represents him comment on this.

  • Ryan

    I believe I have a question that would qualify as a ‘No comment’ answer if thrown at Chris. This is an excerpt from the chapter Shadows of the Past. A single orb detached itself from the wall and hung before Arya at eye level. It shrank and expanded like a throbbing heart, alternating between royal blue and emerald green, with occasional flashes of red. One of it’s tendrils caught hold of a strand of Arya’s hair. There was a sharp pop, and for an instant, the strand shone like a fragment of the sun, then it vanished. The smell of burnt hair drifted toward Eragon. I take this as a strong foreshadowing and further concrete proof that Arya is the next rider. The colors of the orb blue, Saphira, then green, the new dragon, and the occasional flashes of red, Thorn. It summarizes future events of the three dragons, mainly centering on Arya’s involvement with that future. That is my interpretation of that excerpt. I personally haven’t heard anyone else comment on this, and would like to know what every one else thinks. If you read further a couple more things occur that support my theory. I would love to hear Christopher or someone who represents him comment on this.

  • Cole

    Brisingr came out in September of 2008

  • Cole

    Brisingr came out in September of 2008

  • Cole

    Brisingr came out in September of 2008

  • Stewy

    @Wolf (Guest): It’s been almost 2 years. I still have the receipt in the back cover of the book.

  • Stewy

    @Wolf (Guest): It’s been almost 2 years. I still have the receipt in the back cover of the book.

  • DeathEater

    Somehow I have a feeling that the ending will be very different from what people envision it to be and it might be dissapointing. CP might be more of a continuer than a finisher.

  • DeathEater

    Somehow I have a feeling that the ending will be very different from what people envision it to be and it might be dissapointing. CP might be more of a continuer than a finisher.

  • Wolf

    Its only been one year since
    Brisingr was released. Trust me, i remember the day i bought the book.

  • Wolf

    Its only been one year since Brisingr was released. Trust me, i remember the day i bought the book.

  • convertedmoviefan

    @stefanov (Guest): im aware of the fact that he made the sword, which means he didn’t inherit it, therefore i discarded it as the reason for it being the name of the book, because CP said it was pertaining to eragon’s inheritance.

  • convertedmoviefan

    @stefanov (Guest): im aware of the fact that he made the sword, which means he didn’t inherit it, therefore i discarded it as the reason for it being the name of the book, because CP said it was pertaining to eragon’s inheritance.

  • stefanov

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest):
    brisingr is the name of eragon’s new sword, wich he made sort of by himself, cuz rühnon(or something like that) couldn’t make swords anymore, so it’s very valuable

  • stefanov

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest):brisingr is the name of eragon’s new sword, wich he made sort of by himself, cuz rühnon(or something like that) couldn’t make swords anymore, so it’s very valuable

  • stefanov

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest):brisingr is the name of eragon’s new sword, wich he made sort of by himself, cuz rühnon(or something like that) couldn’t make swords anymore, so it’s very valuable

  • stefanov

    i hope book 4 will become to big as well, so there will be a book 5 😀

  • stefanov

    i hope book 4 will become to big as well, so there will be a book 5 😀

  • stefanov

    i hope book 4 will become to big as well, so there will be a book 5 😀

  • questioner

    Mike, I have a technical question for you. What is the turnaround time from when you finish a manuscript to reach the stores for sale, once it is submitted to an editor/publisher?

    For example you finish on X-date and submit it to the editor. The editor the reads the manuscript and marks it up, and it takes Y-days. Do you have to accept the markup as is or do you rewrite those sections? Thus adds Z-days to the time line. How many iterations of editor markups and rewrites does it take to have a finished book (I-times). Then if you are going to have an Audio version published at the same time as the Hard and/or Paperback how long will that take? I guess it depends on the length of the book for that to be answered (A-days). We would need to add in the days it would take to distribute (D-days) the books, hard copy and audio versions, to the stores.

    So we can extrapolate the release date to be X-date ( (Y-days Z-days) *I-times) A-days D-days.

  • questioner

    Mike, I have a technical question for you. What is the turnaround time from when you finish a manuscript to reach the stores for sale, once it is submitted to an editor/publisher?
    For example you finish on X-date and submit it to the editor. The editor the reads the manuscript and marks it up, and it takes Y-days. Do you have to accept the markup as is or do you rewrite those sections? Thus adds Z-days to the time line. How many iterations of editor markups and rewrites does it take to have a finished book (I-times). Then if you are going to have an Audio version published at the same time as the Hard and/or Paperback how long will that take? I guess it depends on the length of the book for that to be answered (A-days). We would need to add in the days it would take to distribute (D-days) the books, hard copy and audio versions, to the stores.
    So we can extrapolate the release date to be X-date ( (Y-days Z-days) *I-times) A-days D-days.

  • questioner

    Mike, I have a technical question for you. What is the turnaround time from when you finish a manuscript to reach the stores for sale, once it is submitted to an editor/publisher?
    For example you finish on X-date and submit it to the editor. The editor the reads the manuscript and marks it up, and it takes Y-days. Do you have to accept the markup as is or do you rewrite those sections? Thus adds Z-days to the time line. How many iterations of editor markups and rewrites does it take to have a finished book (I-times). Then if you are going to have an Audio version published at the same time as the Hard and/or Paperback how long will that take? I guess it depends on the length of the book for that to be answered (A-days). We would need to add in the days it would take to distribute (D-days) the books, hard copy and audio versions, to the stores.
    So we can extrapolate the release date to be X-date ( (Y-days Z-days) *I-times) A-days D-days.

  • Deidara

    Guys relax Its only been 2 years, 4 is average for any dood series.

  • Deidara

    Guys relax Its only been 2 years, 4 is average for any dood series.

  • Deidara

    Guys relax Its only been 2 years, 4 is average for any dood series.

  • dre

    @Mike Macauley:cant u see why they are??? but hey guys he does have a point complaining isnt making it any better

  • dre

    @Mike Macauley:cant u see why they are??? but hey guys he does have a point complaining isnt making it any better

  • dre

    @Mike Macauley:cant u see why they are??? but hey guys he does have a point complaining isnt making it any better

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    @Mike Macauley:

    Understandable. I don’t mean to complain, and I am glad that some of my questions are asked, even if I’m not directly mentioned in the interview.

    BTW, the rest of you, Eragon first came out in 2002 and was republished in 2003. Eldest came out in 2005. Brisingr came out in 2008. Based on CP’s writing speed so far, it is unlikely that Book 4 would come out any later than 2011. Given that the book is nearing completion, I’d say we’ll probably get it about a year from this time, roughly.

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    @Mike Macauley: Understandable. I don’t mean to complain, and I am glad that some of my questions are asked, even if I’m not directly mentioned in the interview.BTW, the rest of you, Eragon first came out in 2002 and was republished in 2003. Eldest came out in 2005. Brisingr came out in 2008. Based on CP’s writing speed so far, it is unlikely that Book 4 would come out any later than 2011. Given that the book is nearing completion, I’d say we’ll probably get it about a year from this time, roughly.

  • Smoke

    @Bigred28655 (Guest): I agree

  • Smoke

    @Bigred28655 (Guest): I agree

  • Smoke

    @Bigred28655 (Guest): I agree

  • kpkelley

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest):Brisingr is representative of Eragon’s inherited knowledge from his father Brom, as it was the first word in the Ancient Language that Brom taught him.

    My guess for the fourth book is Empire, as Roran will become king, thus restoring his families inheritance as descendants of Palancar.

  • kpkelley

    @convertedmoviefan (Guest):Brisingr is representative of Eragon’s inherited knowledge from his father Brom, as it was the first word in the Ancient Language that Brom taught him.My guess for the fourth book is Empire, as Roran will become king, thus restoring his families inheritance as descendants of Palancar.

  • E

    I think Book Four is going to come out in 2011. Well hopefully…

  • E

    I think Book Four is going to come out in 2011. Well hopefully…

  • E

    I think Book Four is going to come out in 2011. Well hopefully…

  • gloss

    good interview,

    as for book 4, i reckon it will be out in 2027, 2020 seems to optimistic.

    damn, he can write slow.

    not your fault mike, and i think this is the best interview on shurtugal so far.

    Q. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THOSE SUVUDU INTERVIEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI ARE GOING TO BE RELEASED?

  • gloss

    good interview,

    as for book 4, i reckon it will be out in 2027, 2020 seems to optimistic.

    damn, he can write slow.

    not your fault mike, and i think this is the best interview on shurtugal so far.

    Q. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THOSE SUVUDU INTERVIEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI ARE GOING TO BE RELEASED?

  • gloss

    good interview,

    as for book 4, i reckon it will be out in 2027, 2020 seems to optimistic.

    damn, he can write slow.

    not your fault mike, and i think this is the best interview on shurtugal so far.

    Q. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THOSE SUVUDU INTERVIEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI ARE GOING TO BE RELEASED?

  • PrettyBullet

    Well, at least mike’s book is coming out this oct, 2 days b4 my anniversary, i think i know what im gonna ask my hubby for… THANXZ mike, for at least giving us something to look fwd to in the next month!! 😉

  • PrettyBullet

    Well, at least mike’s book is coming out this oct, 2 days b4 my anniversary, i think i know what im gonna ask my hubby for… THANXZ mike, for at least giving us something to look fwd to in the next month!! 😉

  • IronAngel

    Damn.
    My question didn’t get answered.
    That was very interesting though.
    Whens the next Q&A?
    I’m going to SPAM YOU with my teleport question so it WON’T BE MISSED!
    If it doesn’t get asked, well, I know no one is interested but still…

  • IronAngel

    Damn.My question didn’t get answered.That was very interesting though.Whens the next Q&A?I’m going to SPAM YOU with my teleport question so it WON’T BE MISSED!If it doesn’t get asked, well, I know no one is interested but still…

  • nearl

    @npe44,

    yes I know, he does right slower than a geriatric snail.

    I predict it will be out in 2020.

  • nearl

    @npe44,
    yes I know, he does right slower than a geriatric snail.

    I predict it will be out in 2020.

  • nearl

    @npe44,
    yes I know, he does right slower than a geriatric snail.

    I predict it will be out in 2020.

  • nearl

    Mike, contrary to your beliefs, most good books take less time to write than these.

    If you disagree then perhaps give some examples.

    (Good ones, not Ursula le Guin rubbish.)

  • nearl

    Mike, contrary to your beliefs, most good books take less time to write than these.

    If you disagree then perhaps give some examples.

    (Good ones, not Ursula le Guin rubbish.)

  • nearl

    Mike, contrary to your beliefs, most good books take less time to write than these.

    If you disagree then perhaps give some examples.

    (Good ones, not Ursula le Guin rubbish.)

  • eragon22412

    @7th (Guest): I THINK ITS GONNA BE SEPT 23 ,2011……..lets c whoz on da mark or atleast closer to it lol..

  • eragon22412

    @7th (Guest): I THINK ITS GONNA BE SEPT 23 ,2011……..lets c whoz on da mark or atleast closer to it lol..

  • eragon22412

    @7th (Guest): I THINK ITS GONNA BE SEPT 23 ,2011……..lets c whoz on da mark or atleast closer to it lol..

  • Grey

    Mike and co, this was a fantastic interview! I don’t know how you have such patience with people consistently complaining about the lack of info or the slowness of release. You do a great job!

    We are sooo lucky to get so many interviews with CP – most authors give about 1 or 2 a year, if that.

    Brisingr came out 2 years ago. That is NOTHING in the book world. Most good books take years to write – at least 4. Only a very select group of authors can churn out decent books within a year *cough* Stephen King *cough*. And it is not up to CP to release the title when he wants, it is up to Random House.

    The longer it takes the better it’ll be, and the more excited i’ll get – which is a feeling i like!

    Again, thanks Shurty team, and thanks Christopher! *gives cookies*

  • Grey

    Mike and co, this was a fantastic interview! I don’t know how you have such patience with people consistently complaining about the lack of info or the slowness of release. You do a great job!We are sooo lucky to get so many interviews with CP – most authors give about 1 or 2 a year, if that.Brisingr came out 2 years ago. That is NOTHING in the book world. Most good books take years to write – at least 4. Only a very select group of authors can churn out decent books within a year *cough* Stephen King *cough*. And it is not up to CP to release the title when he wants, it is up to Random House.The longer it takes the better it’ll be, and the more excited i’ll get – which is a feeling i like!Again, thanks Shurty team, and thanks Christopher! *gives cookies*

  • Grey

    Mike and co, this was a fantastic interview! I don’t know how you have such patience with people consistently complaining about the lack of info or the slowness of release. You do a great job!We are sooo lucky to get so many interviews with CP – most authors give about 1 or 2 a year, if that.Brisingr came out 2 years ago. That is NOTHING in the book world. Most good books take years to write – at least 4. Only a very select group of authors can churn out decent books within a year *cough* Stephen King *cough*. And it is not up to CP to release the title when he wants, it is up to Random House.The longer it takes the better it’ll be, and the more excited i’ll get – which is a feeling i like!Again, thanks Shurty team, and thanks Christopher! *gives cookies*

  • eragon22412

    @Mike Macauley: Ofcourse i dont deny all the parts combined made it a “kick-ass” interview …..am sry….i was slightly dissappointed wid this part aftr the part 2 so lost hold of myself a bit 😛 …gr8 job by u guyz anyway …..

  • eragon22412

    @Mike Macauley: Ofcourse i dont deny all the parts combined made it a “kick-ass” interview …..am sry….i was slightly dissappointed wid this part aftr the part 2 so lost hold of myself a bit 😛 …gr8 job by u guyz anyway …..

  • convertedmoviefan

    @WOTever (Guest): CP does have a deadline, he said so in his interview at the boyscout jamboree, check this link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3RTcqCg9-c listen closely. he doesn’t tell us what the deadline date is but he does say he has a deadline at this time.

    also for those of you wondering why CP hasn’t released the name of the book he has said in other interviews that he would like to do so however Random House wont let him because they want to get as much hype out if it as possible. he also said that each of the titles has something to do with inheritance, eragon was named because eragon inherited the name and duty of the first eragon, eldist was named to describe who got the inheritance, and i haven’t figured out what brisingr has to do with inheritance in the book but it is something, he also said that a devout fan may be able to guess the title with this information.
    i personal think it could possibly be the ancient language word for queen or something such to discribe the inheritance of the leadership of the elves, something pertaining to Arya maybe.

    to mike and the rest of the shur’tigal staff thank you for your hard work, while the last portion of the interview was disapointing compared to the other two parts it still had some very good questions. i believe most people are complaining because CP didn’t give any answers that can give us more to theorize about.

    and to those of you who can’t stop complaining about how long the book is taking try writing one i found it to be better than waiting desperately when i was waiting for brisingr, it could be anything from fan fiction to something new and self sufficient. heck use CP for inspiration seeing as he wrote a book at the age of 15, and it became a best seller, along with its sequals.

  • convertedmoviefan

    @WOTever (Guest): CP does have a deadline, he said so in his interview at the boyscout jamboree, check this linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3RTcqCg9-c listen closely. he doesn’t tell us what the deadline date is but he does say he has a deadline at this time. also for those of you wondering why CP hasn’t released the name of the book he has said in other interviews that he would like to do so however Random House wont let him because they want to get as much hype out if it as possible. he also said that each of the titles has something to do with inheritance, eragon was named because eragon inherited the name and duty of the first eragon, eldist was named to describe who got the inheritance, and i haven’t figured out what brisingr has to do with inheritance in the book but it is something, he also said that a devout fan may be able to guess the title with this information. i personal think it could possibly be the ancient language word for queen or something such to discribe the inheritance of the leadership of the elves, something pertaining to Arya maybe.to mike and the rest of the shur’tigal staff thank you for your hard work, while the last portion of the interview was disapointing compared to the other two parts it still had some very good questions. i believe most people are complaining because CP didn’t give any answers that can give us more to theorize about.and to those of you who can’t stop complaining about how long the book is taking try writing one i found it to be better than waiting desperately when i was waiting for brisingr, it could be anything from fan fiction to something new and self sufficient. heck use CP for inspiration seeing as he wrote a book at the age of 15, and it became a best seller, along with its sequals.

  • Matt

    Something I have noticed is that I believe with the last couple of books they have released the title and the cover of the book together (which will prob. happen this time again due to the cover being already done). I think it’s actually better that way. It sounds like the book will be out next year due to CP being almost done.

  • Matt

    Something I have noticed is that I believe with the last couple of books they have released the title and the cover of the book together (which will prob. happen this time again due to the cover being already done). I think it’s actually better that way. It sounds like the book will be out next year due to CP being almost done.

  • Matt

    Something I have noticed is that I believe with the last couple of books they have released the title and the cover of the book together (which will prob. happen this time again due to the cover being already done). I think it’s actually better that way. It sounds like the book will be out next year due to CP being almost done.

  • Mike

    Sorry AHEM — when multiple people submit a question, I usually just name the first person who I see ask it. However, I may have read your name wrong as Alpha; I was reading some off the questions off of my Droid and I was dead tired.

    Plus, I do recall your name coming up in previous ones more than once! 😛

  • Mike

    Sorry AHEM — when multiple people submit a question, I usually just name the first person who I see ask it. However, I may have read your name wrong as Alpha; I was reading some off the questions off of my Droid and I was dead tired. Plus, I do recall your name coming up in previous ones more than once! 😛

  • WOTever

    I still don’t know why he doesn’t have a solid release date and at least a working title other than “Book 4” which sounds totally lame. Most books usually at least release the title pretty early, it also seems really weird that Random House isn’t demanding a deadline, which is usually the case in most books…

  • WOTever

    I still don’t know why he doesn’t have a solid release date and at least a working title other than “Book 4” which sounds totally lame. Most books usually at least release the title pretty early, it also seems really weird that Random House isn’t demanding a deadline, which is usually the case in most books…

  • Bigred28655

    I see where you going, Smoke, with it but I think CP is so parodied about the information that he is given that he would not slip like that. If he did we would never have heard it. I think we are a little spoiled at how fast we get sequels and series. Tolkien took like 30 years to complete his LoTR so I think CP is doing ok lol. Suck we can not sequester him into a locked chamber and say “Work slave.” Look on you tube and you will see him talking about how he works. The guy spends like 10 hours a day on the book. Any artist has the right to take his or hers time.

  • Bigred28655

    I see where you going, Smoke, with it but I think CP is so parodied about the information that he is given that he would not slip like that. If he did we would never have heard it. I think we are a little spoiled at how fast we get sequels and series. Tolkien took like 30 years to complete his LoTR so I think CP is doing ok lol. Suck we can not sequester him into a locked chamber and say “Work slave.” Look on you tube and you will see him talking about how he works. The guy spends like 10 hours a day on the book. Any artist has the right to take his or hers time.

  • PrettyBullet

    @7th (Guest):
    Really now, wanna give some lotto numbers out while your at it?

  • PrettyBullet

    @7th (Guest): Really now, wanna give some lotto numbers out while your at it?

  • 7th

    september 24, 2011 is when the book will be out. calling it right now,
    I’m psychic 😉

  • 7th

    september 24, 2011 is when the book will be out. calling it right now,I’m psychic 😉

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    Alpha? I’ve been asking both those questions–Lethrblaka size and Oromis’s age–every Q & A for months now!

    Oh well, I’m glad to have another two of my questions answered, even if the one about Oromis wasn’t any more specific than what I already knew. Two more questions off the list!

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    Alpha? I’ve been asking both those questions–Lethrblaka size and Oromis’s age–every Q & A for months now!Oh well, I’m glad to have another two of my questions answered, even if the one about Oromis wasn’t any more specific than what I already knew. Two more questions off the list!

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    Alpha? I’ve been asking both those questions–Lethrblaka size and Oromis’s age–every Q & A for months now!Oh well, I’m glad to have another two of my questions answered, even if the one about Oromis wasn’t any more specific than what I already knew. Two more questions off the list!

  • PrettyBullet

    @PrettyBullet:
    BTW i meant 12 hours, not a hour…..

  • PrettyBullet

    @PrettyBullet: BTW i meant 12 hours, not a hour…..

  • PrettyBullet

    @PrettyBullet: BTW i meant 12 hours, not a hour…..

  • PrettyBullet

    @Mike Macauley:
    i know a good line can run about 80,000 books or more a hour XD Work in a printing plant, still run out of things to read… OoOo
    but again, my standards are high, sometimes warning labels are more interesting LOLZ
    {{{Mike}}} Hugzz lol

  • PrettyBullet

    @Mike Macauley: i know a good line can run about 80,000 books or more a hour XD Work in a printing plant, still run out of things to read… OoOo but again, my standards are high, sometimes warning labels are more interesting LOLZ {{{Mike}}} Hugzz lol

  • PrettyBullet

    @Mike Macauley: i know a good line can run about 80,000 books or more a hour XD Work in a printing plant, still run out of things to read… OoOo but again, my standards are high, sometimes warning labels are more interesting LOLZ {{{Mike}}} Hugzz lol

  • rino62

    Sorry I ment to say your book not you book.

  • rino62

    Sorry I ment to say your book not you book.

  • rino62

    Sorry I ment to say your book not you book.

  • rino62

    Thanks for asking my question! These were great interviews! And I can’t wait for you book to come out Mike! Thank you for all y’all do shurty staff! Y’all are awesome!

  • rino62

    Thanks for asking my question! These were great interviews! And I can’t wait for you book to come out Mike! Thank you for all y’all do shurty staff! Y’all are awesome!

  • Maco

    This is referring to a theory about Angela having been Shurkin’s original rider that was being discussed in the previous interview post.

    @Chris Addison: Hmm, thanks… I guess that’s probably right, but I could have sworn that in Eragon or Eldest it said Galbatorix stole a “hatchling.” The only problem is whether Shrukin would hatch for Galbatorix. Although, maybe some trick was involved that made Shurkin hatch

  • Maco

    This is referring to a theory about Angela having been Shurkin’s original rider that was being discussed in the previous interview post.@Chris Addison: Hmm, thanks… I guess that’s probably right, but I could have sworn that in Eragon or Eldest it said Galbatorix stole a “hatchling.” The only problem is whether Shrukin would hatch for Galbatorix. Although, maybe some trick was involved that made Shurkin hatch

  • SilverMagic

    Thank you guys so much for this interview it’s great!

    Guys, CP probabaly can’t even release the title of the book because Random House, and himself probably want it to be a big deal and not just said quickly in and interview. Also not all of the fans for the books come on Shurtugal, so they want to make sure the title is released somewhere everyone can see it.
    If he writes the book any faster it would be horrible I’m happy he is making sure to do a good job.
    Thanks you everyone from Shurtugal, and CP 🙂

  • SilverMagic

    Thank you guys so much for this interview it’s great! Guys, CP probabaly can’t even release the title of the book because Random House, and himself probably want it to be a big deal and not just said quickly in and interview. Also not all of the fans for the books come on Shurtugal, so they want to make sure the title is released somewhere everyone can see it.If he writes the book any faster it would be horrible I’m happy he is making sure to do a good job.Thanks you everyone from Shurtugal, and CP 🙂

  • SilverMagic

    Thank you guys so much for this interview it’s great! Guys, CP probabaly can’t even release the title of the book because Random House, and himself probably want it to be a big deal and not just said quickly in and interview. Also not all of the fans for the books come on Shurtugal, so they want to make sure the title is released somewhere everyone can see it.If he writes the book any faster it would be horrible I’m happy he is making sure to do a good job.Thanks you everyone from Shurtugal, and CP 🙂

  • ZachyD13

    Lol, I like Mikes comment about people complaining. It seems like even while he was doing the interview he knew people were going too complain and had too ask questions about Book 4 he knew wouldn’t be answered. Example….M: One last question—we’re just going to touch on it so people stop asking. How is Book 4 going?

    Unfortunatly the holidays seem a little too close for a release. He said he can see the light, but the tone didn’t feel like it was in a way that it’s literally within 40 pages or something. The fact that he is about to through in another chapter of Saphira shows he’s still got some ways too go. Unless it’s a chapter at the very end that is simply there to show her perspective on the end of the conflict and the closing.

  • ZachyD13

    Lol, I like Mikes comment about people complaining. It seems like even while he was doing the interview he knew people were going too complain and had too ask questions about Book 4 he knew wouldn’t be answered. Example….M: One last question—we’re just going to touch on it so people stop asking. How is Book 4 going?

    Unfortunatly the holidays seem a little too close for a release. He said he can see the light, but the tone didn’t feel like it was in a way that it’s literally within 40 pages or something. The fact that he is about to through in another chapter of Saphira shows he’s still got some ways too go. Unless it’s a chapter at the very end that is simply there to show her perspective on the end of the conflict and the closing.

  • Mike

    @PrettyBullet: Thousands of books are published every year. I highly doubt you’ve read everything. 😉

    Some of the greatest authors take years to finish a book. You rush it and you get crap. You take your time — give the project the time it deserves — and you get a good book.

  • Mike

    @PrettyBullet: Thousands of books are published every year. I highly doubt you’ve read everything. ;)Some of the greatest authors take years to finish a book. You rush it and you get crap. You take your time — give the project the time it deserves — and you get a good book.

  • Smoke

    Sorry about that guys, But seriously, in the Interview Paolini accidently said there will be more excerpts in Brisingr. He did split the last book into two parts and so far this is the only one with with more than one word. I mean there was Eragon, Eldest and the Brisingr: The Seven Promises of …..etc. Maybe the last book will be Brisingr: The Vault of Souls. He may have given it away. Don’t you think if you were writing a book for two years you would know the name of it. Just a thought.

  • Smoke

    Sorry about that guys, But seriously, in the Interview Paolini accidently said there will be more excerpts in Brisingr. He did split the last book into two parts and so far this is the only one with with more than one word. I mean there was Eragon, Eldest and the Brisingr: The Seven Promises of …..etc. Maybe the last book will be Brisingr: The Vault of Souls. He may have given it away. Don’t you think if you were writing a book for two years you would know the name of it. Just a thought.

  • Smoke

    Sorry about that guys, But seriously, in the Interview Paolini accidently said there will be more excerpts in Brisingr. He did split the last book into two parts and so far this is the only one with with more than one word. I mean there was Eragon, Eldest and the Brisingr: The Seven Promises of …..etc. Maybe the last book will be Brisingr: The Vault of Souls. He may have given it away. Don’t you think if you were writing a book for two years you would know the name of it. Just a thought.

  • feanarang

    @Smoke:
    Page break = bad. Don’t do it again. Please.

  • feanarang

    @Smoke: Page break = bad. Don’t do it again. Please.

  • Naa

    Okay people, i am just as frustrated as all of you that he is tkaing so freaking long, but seroiusly! give him a break! he is working hard, and all we are doing is sitting on our butts complianing. He will finish when he finishes, and this book will be finomailly awesome becuase he worked extra long on it!!!!

  • Naa

    Okay people, i am just as frustrated as all of you that he is tkaing so freaking long, but seroiusly! give him a break! he is working hard, and all we are doing is sitting on our butts complianing. He will finish when he finishes, and this book will be finomailly awesome becuase he worked extra long on it!!!!

  • voldemort

    Gosh!! I wish he atleast gave us the title 🙁

  • voldemort

    Gosh!! I wish he atleast gave us the title 🙁

  • voldemort

    Gosh!! I wish he atleast gave us the title 🙁

  • Smoke

    @Shentosho (Guest): Your going down Galby

  • Smoke

    @Shentosho (Guest): Your going down Galby

  • Smoke

    @Shentosho (Guest): Your going down Galby

  • PrettyBullet

    LOL

  • PrettyBullet

    LOL

  • PrettyBullet

    LOL

  • Shentosho

    @Smoke: Yeah, and I’m Galbatorix…

  • Shentosho

    @Smoke: Yeah, and I’m Galbatorix…

  • Kayla

    @Mike Macauley:
    Thanks Mike. No other Inheritance website does better than Shur’tugal

  • Kayla

    @Mike Macauley:Thanks Mike. No other Inheritance website does better than Shur’tugal

  • Benjamine1678

    @Ryan (Guest): I dont think it will be eragons true name.. i think he said in one of the interviews (1 or 2 i cant remember) that he wasnt going to reveal any true names during the books.

  • Benjamine1678

    @Ryan (Guest): I dont think it will be eragons true name.. i think he said in one of the interviews (1 or 2 i cant remember) that he wasnt going to reveal any true names during the books.

  • Ryan

    @Danny (Guest):It could. It could be the name of the third dragon, Eragons true name, or even clue in on the last bit of the book.

  • Ryan

    @Danny (Guest):It could. It could be the name of the third dragon, Eragons true name, or even clue in on the last bit of the book.

  • PrettyBullet

    @ShadowsOfTheMoon (Guest):
    eww, Temper Temper
    lets play nice shall we? 😉

  • PrettyBullet

    @ShadowsOfTheMoon (Guest): eww, Temper Temper lets play nice shall we? 😉

  • PrettyBullet

    @ShadowsOfTheMoon (Guest): eww, Temper Temper lets play nice shall we? 😉

  • ShadowsOfTheMoon

    Oops, not that guy below me! I meant Danny, the one complaining about Book4 taking too long. >_<

  • ShadowsOfTheMoon

    Oops, not that guy below me! I meant Danny, the one complaining about Book4 taking too long. >_<

  • ShadowsOfTheMoon

    Oops, not that guy below me! I meant Danny, the one complaining about Book4 taking too long. >_<

  • ShadowsOfTheMoon

    Dude below me, shut up. Really, why don’t you go right a book with lots of details, a plot, twists, deaths, confusion, battles, and epic stuff in less than half a year. Go do that. You can’t. Writing takes time and patience and I’d rather wait for Book 4 to be a well done piece of writing than a pile of WTF.

    Rathur… Why are you? Are your fingers out of breath?

    Hmm. CP said kick ass, so it HAS to be one hell of a title. I might be surprised if the title has the word ‘Ass’ on it.

  • ShadowsOfTheMoon

    Dude below me, shut up. Really, why don’t you go right a book with lots of details, a plot, twists, deaths, confusion, battles, and epic stuff in less than half a year. Go do that. You can’t. Writing takes time and patience and I’d rather wait for Book 4 to be a well done piece of writing than a pile of WTF. Rathur… Why are you? Are your fingers out of breath? Hmm. CP said kick ass, so it HAS to be one hell of a title. I might be surprised if the title has the word ‘Ass’ on it.

  • ShadowsOfTheMoon

    Dude below me, shut up. Really, why don’t you go right a book with lots of details, a plot, twists, deaths, confusion, battles, and epic stuff in less than half a year. Go do that. You can’t. Writing takes time and patience and I’d rather wait for Book 4 to be a well done piece of writing than a pile of WTF. Rathur… Why are you? Are your fingers out of breath? Hmm. CP said kick ass, so it HAS to be one hell of a title. I might be surprised if the title has the word ‘Ass’ on it.

  • Smoke

    Great Interview. The book will be well worth the wait. I am now reading the series again, about the 7th time, and I am still finding little clues that make my mind work. I am starting to believe that the wait and anticipation is half the fun. Seriously, what will we talk about after this last book. I just hope I don’t die before the book come out. i am not planning on it, but it would be a tragedy.

  • PrettyBullet

    @Mike Macauley:
    Mike, please dont take it personally that we are complaining, you are doing a great job with the interview and this web site (dont know about your book yet, got a month to find that out)
    being that im one of the ungrateful complainers, but people like me have done read pretty MUCH everything out there to read, and are rereading pretty much everything to pass the time.. i personally have taken to reading warning labels on the back of things… (yes, i get that bored) i want this book finished so bad im seeing green, BUT (like many others) would wait years as long as he gets the ending right…. so yes, there is disappointment, but we fellow followers love the work you do and hope you keep it up….

    😉

  • Smoke

    Great Interview. The book will be well worth the wait. I am now reading the series again, about the 7th time, and I am still finding little clues that make my mind work. I am starting to believe that the wait and anticipation is half the fun. Seriously, what will we talk about after this last book. I just hope I don’t die before the book come out. i am not planning on it, but it would be a tragedy.

  • Smoke

    Great Interview. The book will be well worth the wait. I am now reading the series again, about the 7th time, and I am still finding little clues that make my mind work. I am starting to believe that the wait and anticipation is half the fun. Seriously, what will we talk about after this last book. I just hope I don’t die before the book come out. i am not planning on it, but it would be a tragedy.

  • PrettyBullet

    @Mike Macauley: Mike, please dont take it personally that we are complaining, you are doing a great job with the interview and this web site (dont know about your book yet, got a month to find that out) being that im one of the ungrateful complainers, but people like me have done read pretty MUCH everything out there to read, and are rereading pretty much everything to pass the time.. i personally have taken to reading warning labels on the back of things… (yes, i get that bored) i want this book finished so bad im seeing green, BUT (like many others) would wait years as long as he gets the ending right…. so yes, there is disappointment, but we fellow followers love the work you do and hope you keep it up…. 😉

  • PrettyBullet

    @Mike Macauley: Mike, please dont take it personally that we are complaining, you are doing a great job with the interview and this web site (dont know about your book yet, got a month to find that out) being that im one of the ungrateful complainers, but people like me have done read pretty MUCH everything out there to read, and are rereading pretty much everything to pass the time.. i personally have taken to reading warning labels on the back of things… (yes, i get that bored) i want this book finished so bad im seeing green, BUT (like many others) would wait years as long as he gets the ending right…. so yes, there is disappointment, but we fellow followers love the work you do and hope you keep it up…. 😉

  • Danny

    Seriously CP!!! Why cant u tell us the book title??? One word wont tell us something important!!!

  • Danny

    Seriously CP!!! Why cant u tell us the book title??? One word wont tell us something important!!!

  • Danny

    Seriously CP!!! Why cant u tell us the book title??? One word wont tell us something important!!!

  • Danny

    @SkulblakaBrisingr (Guest):I kind of agree with you, but i think nevember is the earliset, and maybe january the latest

  • Danny

    @SkulblakaBrisingr (Guest):I kind of agree with you, but i think nevember is the earliset, and maybe january the latest

  • Danny

    @SkulblakaBrisingr (Guest):I kind of agree with you, but i think nevember is the earliset, and maybe january the latest

  • Guest

    He writes so freakin slow. finish the book already

  • Guest

    He writes so freakin slow. finish the book already

  • Guest

    He writes so freakin slow. finish the book already

  • Lila

    Great interview!

    I’m super excited for Book IV to come out, and I’m not sure if I can wait any longer, because it sounds like it’s going to be absolutely amazing!

    Thanks again guys!

    🙂

  • Lila

    Great interview! I’m super excited for Book IV to come out, and I’m not sure if I can wait any longer, because it sounds like it’s going to be absolutely amazing!Thanks again guys!:)

  • Lila

    Great interview! I’m super excited for Book IV to come out, and I’m not sure if I can wait any longer, because it sounds like it’s going to be absolutely amazing!Thanks again guys!:)

  • Sarah

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’ve had such a lousy day. It’s wonderful to have something to read.

  • Sarah

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’ve had such a lousy day. It’s wonderful to have something to read.

  • Sarah

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’ve had such a lousy day. It’s wonderful to have something to read.

  • Cassandra

    Super excited for Book 4! I will wait as long as Christopher needs to write an amazing ending and avoid a flop. I’ve read too many final books that were such a disappointment.

    Great interview, Mike! Don’t mind the complainers – patience is considered a virtue for a reason. If CP was to rush this last one, they’d be complaining about how he rushed… It’s a lose-lose situation for them.

  • Cassandra

    Super excited for Book 4! I will wait as long as Christopher needs to write an amazing ending and avoid a flop. I’ve read too many final books that were such a disappointment.

    Great interview, Mike! Don’t mind the complainers – patience is considered a virtue for a reason. If CP was to rush this last one, they’d be complaining about how he rushed… It’s a lose-lose situation for them.

  • benjamine1678

    hey when do the Q and a’s start up again? i was just wanting to ask since i didnt get a chance to this for this interview

  • benjamine1678

    hey when do the Q and a’s start up again? i was just wanting to ask since i didnt get a chance to this for this interview

  • benjamine1678

    hey when do the Q and a’s start up again? i was just wanting to ask since i didnt get a chance to this for this interview

  • Whatever

    Book 4 pls come quickly! and No I never stop complaining ever. It’s my hobby we all need 1 dont blame me.

  • Whatever

    Book 4 pls come quickly! and No I never stop complaining ever. It’s my hobby we all need 1 dont blame me.

  • Whatever

    Book 4 pls come quickly! and No I never stop complaining ever. It’s my hobby we all need 1 dont blame me.

  • superbob92

    This was such a great interview. I know we all want to know more about Book IV, but I also know how much more I’ll enjoy it when I read all these revelations for myself whenever it comes out. So overall, I really don’t want to know a thing but what Christopher thinks is okay to tell.

  • superbob92

    This was such a great interview. I know we all want to know more about Book IV, but I also know how much more I’ll enjoy it when I read all these revelations for myself whenever it comes out. So overall, I really don’t want to know a thing but what Christopher thinks is okay to tell.

  • mufajir01

    hello
    just wanted to add to the thankyou comments so there can be a flood of ’em :p

    thanks guys
    this was a great interview
    p.s thanks for asking questions that u knw cp wasnt going to answer just because soooo many people kept asking

  • mufajir01

    hello just wanted to add to the thankyou comments so there can be a flood of ’em :pthanks guysthis was a great interviewp.s thanks for asking questions that u knw cp wasnt going to answer just because soooo many people kept asking

  • mufajir01

    hello just wanted to add to the thankyou comments so there can be a flood of ’em :pthanks guysthis was a great interviewp.s thanks for asking questions that u knw cp wasnt going to answer just because soooo many people kept asking

  • Glorfindel

    Go conduct your own interviews, ye malcontents, and come back when you have something positive to say. Or you may just kindly keep your mouths shut so others don’t need to shift through your negative comments.

    Aye, this was unquestionably the best interview, parts I, II, III, as a whole, that we’ve ever had.
    Thanks again, Mike and company.

    Post Scriptum: I’m curious if the rest of the staff dislikes being referred to as “company” so much?

  • Glorfindel

    Go conduct your own interviews, ye malcontents, and come back when you have something positive to say. Or you may just kindly keep your mouths shut so others don’t need to shift through your negative comments.Aye, this was unquestionably the best interview, parts I, II, III, as a whole, that we’ve ever had.Thanks again, Mike and company.Post Scriptum: I’m curious if the rest of the staff dislikes being referred to as “company” so much?

  • Glorfindel

    Go conduct your own interviews, ye malcontents, and come back when you have something positive to say. Or you may just kindly keep your mouths shut so others don’t need to shift through your negative comments.Aye, this was unquestionably the best interview, parts I, II, III, as a whole, that we’ve ever had.Thanks again, Mike and company.Post Scriptum: I’m curious if the rest of the staff dislikes being referred to as “company” so much?

  • SquallLeonhart

    @Mike Macauley:
    People enjoy complaining too much, it’s an unfortunate truth.

    Personally I’d be happy to wait 10 years for the book, rather than have him rush it, yes it is difficult to wait, but I’m sure it will be worth it.

    I do agree that there seems less to discuss in this one, but there are still some great questions and answers.

    Coincidentally, I believe the 2nd anniversary of Brisingr is the 20th of September, it may be that we hear something from Christopher then, even if it wont be released until next year.

  • SquallLeonhart

    @Mike Macauley: People enjoy complaining too much, it’s an unfortunate truth.Personally I’d be happy to wait 10 years for the book, rather than have him rush it, yes it is difficult to wait, but I’m sure it will be worth it.I do agree that there seems less to discuss in this one, but there are still some great questions and answers.Coincidentally, I believe the 2nd anniversary of Brisingr is the 20th of September, it may be that we hear something from Christopher then, even if it wont be released until next year.

  • SquallLeonhart

    @Mike Macauley: People enjoy complaining too much, it’s an unfortunate truth.Personally I’d be happy to wait 10 years for the book, rather than have him rush it, yes it is difficult to wait, but I’m sure it will be worth it.I do agree that there seems less to discuss in this one, but there are still some great questions and answers.Coincidentally, I believe the 2nd anniversary of Brisingr is the 20th of September, it may be that we hear something from Christopher then, even if it wont be released until next year.

  • sirsimon

    one thing that concerned me though, I think Paolini is getting fed up with book four.

    In the second interview, he was apparantly acting all evil, on this one, he kept joking on how he would joke on the things he created and joked that he threw it in a shredder.

    I think paolini just wanted to get the interview over with, so he gave simple answers, some were disappointing.

  • sirsimon

    one thing that concerned me though, I think Paolini is getting fed up with book four.

    In the second interview, he was apparantly acting all evil, on this one, he kept joking on how he would joke on the things he created and joked that he threw it in a shredder.

    I think paolini just wanted to get the interview over with, so he gave simple answers, some were disappointing.

  • sirsimon

    one thing that concerned me though, I think Paolini is getting fed up with book four.

    In the second interview, he was apparantly acting all evil, on this one, he kept joking on how he would joke on the things he created and joked that he threw it in a shredder.

    I think paolini just wanted to get the interview over with, so he gave simple answers, some were disappointing.

  • sirsimon

    good interview, just wishing something big would have come out of it.

    but thanks mike, you have done it again, I never doubt.

    my favourite part was the part about the green dragon cover, sounds mift.

  • sirsimon

    good interview, just wishing something big would have come out of it.

    but thanks mike, you have done it again, I never doubt.

    my favourite part was the part about the green dragon cover, sounds mift.

  • npe44

    ‘ If it’s Nasuada, I don’t describe the tears on her cheeks and how they look because she can’t see that herself unless she is looking through a mirror.’

    However, this is an interesting point. If he did describe it, depth could be added to his story. On the other hand, if he did describe it, less is left open to the reader’s interpretation.

    What does everyone else think?

  • npe44

    ‘ If it’s Nasuada, I don’t describe the tears on her cheeks and how they look because she can’t see that herself unless she is looking through a mirror.’

    However, this is an interesting point. If he did describe it, depth could be added to his story. On the other hand, if he did describe it, less is left open to the reader’s interpretation.

    What does everyone else think?

  • npe44

    ‘ If it’s Nasuada, I don’t describe the tears on her cheeks and how they look because she can’t see that herself unless she is looking through a mirror.’

    However, this is an interesting point. If he did describe it, depth could be added to his story. On the other hand, if he did describe it, less is left open to the reader’s interpretation.

    What does everyone else think?

  • npe44

    He writes slower than a geriatric snail. Light at the end of the tunnel? Has it really been that traumatic?

  • npe44

    He writes slower than a geriatric snail. Light at the end of the tunnel? Has it really been that traumatic?

  • npe44

    He writes slower than a geriatric snail. Light at the end of the tunnel? Has it really been that traumatic?

  • Faraway

    Yuhuuu,my question has been answered by Paolini himself.Mike why didn’t you tell me this :P.

  • Faraway

    Yuhuuu,my question has been answered by Paolini himself.Mike why didn’t you tell me this :P.

  • Faraway

    Yuhuuu,my question has been answered by Paolini himself.Mike why didn’t you tell me this :P.

  • Mike

    @eragon22412 (Guest): I didn’t “build up” part three. This was ONE interview split into three parts. I challenge you to find a better interview with Christopher than these three parts combined. This is easily the best interview we’ve ever had with Christopher.

  • Mike

    @eragon22412 (Guest): I didn’t “build up” part three. This was ONE interview split into three parts. I challenge you to find a better interview with Christopher than these three parts combined. This is easily the best interview we’ve ever had with Christopher.

  • Mike

    @eragon22412 (Guest): I didn’t “build up” part three. This was ONE interview split into three parts. I challenge you to find a better interview with Christopher than these three parts combined. This is easily the best interview we’ve ever had with Christopher.

  • Barney

    Wow. Christopher said kick-ass

  • Barney

    Wow. Christopher said kick-ass

  • Barney

    Wow. Christopher said kick-ass

  • Rahul

    hey..thanks mike….was waiting for it…and have said few things to ya…sorry about that….well…i also have few complaints…but not gonna say it…
    neways…will the inheritance almanac release in India….if yes..can you tell the dates…

  • Rahul

    hey..thanks mike….was waiting for it…and have said few things to ya…sorry about that….well…i also have few complaints…but not gonna say it…neways…will the inheritance almanac release in India….if yes..can you tell the dates…

  • Rahul

    hey..thanks mike….was waiting for it…and have said few things to ya…sorry about that….well…i also have few complaints…but not gonna say it…neways…will the inheritance almanac release in India….if yes..can you tell the dates…

  • eragon22412

    @Mike Macauley: iam only complaining coz u gave so much build up to the part 3 and it turned out to be quite dissappointing…u tell me hw much can v discuss based on this part? only thing on the upside is ur Inheritance Almanac..waiting fr dat…..

  • eragon22412

    @Mike Macauley: iam only complaining coz u gave so much build up to the part 3 and it turned out to be quite dissappointing…u tell me hw much can v discuss based on this part? only thing on the upside is ur Inheritance Almanac..waiting fr dat…..

  • eragon22412

    @Mike Macauley: iam only complaining coz u gave so much build up to the part 3 and it turned out to be quite dissappointing…u tell me hw much can v discuss based on this part? only thing on the upside is ur Inheritance Almanac..waiting fr dat…..

  • Rahul

    well…i was rite…as i posted in the second part (interview) comments…that Christopher had the title in mind before he started writing it…i knew i read it in wikipedia….but sumhow..its not there now…lol…

  • Rahul

    well…i was rite…as i posted in the second part (interview) comments…that Christopher had the title in mind before he started writing it…i knew i read it in wikipedia….but sumhow..its not there now…lol…

  • shurtugal

    kool i will get it

  • shurtugal

    kool i will get it

  • shurtugal

    kool i will get it

  • steven

    Oh and thanks mike briliant interview all round parts 1,2 and 3 keep up the good work

    And I can’t wait for your book

  • steven

    Oh and thanks mike briliant interview all round parts 1,2 and 3 keep up the good workAnd I can’t wait for your book

  • Mike

    October 26th is the release date of The Inheritance Almanac.

  • Mike

    October 26th is the release date of The Inheritance Almanac.

  • steven

    Oh come people you guys actually thought he would tell us the name of the book or a release date

    Random house will anounce it via a press release or somthing like that and there will be a big build up to it as well he’s not gunna just say in an interview ‘oh yeah is called this and it will be out next year’ lol yeah right we all wish

  • steven

    Oh come people you guys actually thought he would tell us the name of the book or a release dateRandom house will anounce it via a press release or somthing like that and there will be a big build up to it as well he’s not gunna just say in an interview ‘oh yeah is called this and it will be out next year’ lol yeah right we all wish

  • steven

    Oh come people you guys actually thought he would tell us the name of the book or a release dateRandom house will anounce it via a press release or somthing like that and there will be a big build up to it as well he’s not gunna just say in an interview ‘oh yeah is called this and it will be out next year’ lol yeah right we all wish

  • SkulblakaBrisingr

    I wouldn’t say the book is coming out next summer, but probably not until the holiday season at the earliest. Perhaps that’s what CP was planning this year, to release it for the holidays. It’d certainly be smart from a business standpoint. Anyways, this is long and my apologies to shurtugal for it.

  • SkulblakaBrisingr

    I wouldn’t say the book is coming out next summer, but probably not until the holiday season at the earliest. Perhaps that’s what CP was planning this year, to release it for the holidays. It’d certainly be smart from a business standpoint. Anyways, this is long and my apologies to shurtugal for it.

  • Jeremy

    Did Suvudu get any questions answered that were based on when Book 4 is supposed to be done because I read in the comments that Chris Addison, I think, said something about October 26 or some day around there?

  • Jeremy

    Did Suvudu get any questions answered that were based on when Book 4 is supposed to be done because I read in the comments that Chris Addison, I think, said something about October 26 or some day around there?

  • matt

    wow, finally all 3 parts….
    all i need now is the bloody book. even the name and cover, plus a date would be helpful.

  • matt

    wow, finally all 3 parts….all i need now is the bloody book. even the name and cover, plus a date would be helpful.

  • matt

    wow, finally all 3 parts….all i need now is the bloody book. even the name and cover, plus a date would be helpful.

  • WhiteFang

    @Mike Macauley: No, they won’t ever. Ever.

  • WhiteFang

    @Mike Macauley: No, they won’t ever. Ever.

  • WhiteFang

    @Mike Macauley: No, they won’t ever. Ever.

  • Mike

    Do you guys ever stop complaining?

  • Mike

    Do you guys ever stop complaining?

  • Mike

    Do you guys ever stop complaining?

  • PrettyBullet

    and yea, im with all of you, its just a little disappointing, they should have put part two as three and this one as part two… hopefully soon we will at least get a title…..

  • PrettyBullet

    and yea, im with all of you, its just a little disappointing, they should have put part two as three and this one as part two… hopefully soon we will at least get a title…..

  • eragon22412

    crap!! and this was wat i was dying to read since a week……..nothing much to discuss also…..

  • eragon22412

    crap!! and this was wat i was dying to read since a week……..nothing much to discuss also…..

  • eragon22412

    crap!! and this was wat i was dying to read since a week……..nothing much to discuss also…..

  • PrettyBullet

    Get to the light CP!! reach very high!!! im dying to read book 4!! im tired of coming up with might be, or might not… i just want the book! i was hoping this last part of the interview might give us a release date, or at least the name of the book, ahhh well….. soon hopefully!

  • TeeJay

    In the light of the 2nd one, this one is a let down.

    Nevertheless, thanks shurtugal, it was worth the read and anticipation.

  • PrettyBullet

    Get to the light CP!! reach very high!!! im dying to read book 4!! im tired of coming up with might be, or might not… i just want the book! i was hoping this last part of the interview might give us a release date, or at least the name of the book, ahhh well….. soon hopefully!

  • TeeJay

    In the light of the 2nd one, this one is a let down.

    Nevertheless, thanks shurtugal, it was worth the read and anticipation.

  • alucard

    From that it sounds like book 4 won’t come out till abouts next summer… :*(

  • alucard

    From that it sounds like book 4 won’t come out till abouts next summer… :*(

  • alucard

    From that it sounds like book 4 won’t come out till abouts next summer… :*(

  • Cray

    Sorry, expected more. 3 weeks of stretching out, I thought it would at least have the book name.

  • Cray

    Sorry, expected more. 3 weeks of stretching out, I thought it would at least have the book name.

  • Cray

    Sorry, expected more. 3 weeks of stretching out, I thought it would at least have the book name.

  • TeeJay

    Only Pressed f5 once. I hardly believed my eyes.

  • TeeJay

    Only Pressed f5 once. I hardly believed my eyes.

  • TeeJay

    Only Pressed f5 once. I hardly believed my eyes.

  • alucard

    Wow I didn’t expect it to be out so soon! Yay!

  • alucard

    Wow I didn’t expect it to be out so soon! Yay!

  • alucard

    Wow I didn’t expect it to be out so soon! Yay!

    • Swati

      ERAGON is far more interesting than I thought it would be! Chris has an excellent approach 2 d story! Not many can write in riddles and yet keep the reader on his toes! Tjanks 4 a riveting read anyway!
      Wish I could meet u CP!!

      • Barba-anne

        I think Galbatorix is aprox. 220 cm tall