Eragon in Book 4: Tortured? Dying? [Re-post]

Christopher Paolini threw quite the curve-ball our way during interviews, panels, and chats at Comic-Con. Those of you who have already listened to part one of our Comic-Con Interview with Christopher Paolini will know that a very interesting fact from Book 4 was shared during the interview: Christopher left off writing Book 4 to head for Comic-Con at a point where Eragon was hanging bloodied from manacles and killed a character. However, the instance in which this was brought up during the interview was brief and incomplete. Many people have asked us how we knew this and what it means… so we’d like to share that with you! Keep reading! This news post is a re-post of our former article, re-posted due to viewing errors.

Let’s jump right in!

The Actual Facts

The direct quote from our interview with Christopher went as follows:

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

Christopher Paolini: Manacles, not hooks!

This comment stemmed from Christopher’s note that he had very recently killed a character in the Book 4 manuscript. The above comment was a direct result of Christopher’s revelation that he killed the unknown character.

Many fans have pointed out that my comment: “Well, you left Eragon hanging …” seems to indicate that I had prior knowledge of this due to the fact that it was not mentioned previously in the interview. This would be correct. At the time of this interview, we had gotten together to record a series of interviews: two for Suvudu (neither of which has been released) and “three” (one broken into three parts) for Shur’tugal. Christopher had revealed Eragon’s interesting predicament in his interview with Suvudu, which took place directly before ours. Christopher had also mentioned the fact at his panel at Comic-Con and in conversation after that.

Christopher offered two points of knowledge connected with this fact:

  • Eragon is hanging in captivity, bloodied and confined by manacles
  • The dungeon Eragon is in is not Galbatorix’s dungeon

Fun with Theories and Connecting the Dots

Lets have a bit of fun and connect the dots between this revelation and two others that Christopher made during Comic-Con: the recent death of a character (reference) and the fact that Christopher is “nearing completion” of Book 4 (reference).

  • Unknown character is killed
  • Eragon is captured (presumably) and tortured
  • Christopher Paolini just wrote both of these events
  • Around the same time as stating that he wrote these events, he also noted that the manuscript is nearing completion

From this, we can assume:

  • The character’s death and Eragon’s capture were written near each other or as part of the same event.
    • Could the death be related to Eragon’s capture?
    • Could the death be a result of a rescue attempt or escape attempt?
  • With Christopher stating that he recently wrote these parts of the manuscript and is nearing completion, we may assume that these events take place near the end of Book 4
  • The key events in the Cycle (Galbatorix’s death or Eragon’s death) would happen at the end of Book 4

This information and the way it could connect makes for some really interesting theories and opens some major questions. Who captured Eragon? Who died? Who killed the character that died? If Galbatorix didn’t capture Eragon, who did? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Remember, the only confirmed facts in this article are direct quotes from Christopher stating that he killed a character, Eragon’s predicament, and that he is nearing completion of Book 4. The rest of this article is pure speculation!

**It was also speculated that because of my website and my upcoming book, I’ve had access to the Book 4 manuscript. Let me be the first to say that I, like all of you, am a devout fan of the Inheritance cycle and would love to get my hands on a very early copy of Book 4. Sadly this is not the case. I’ll read it for the first time when all of you do: the midnight release!

  • Luky-sky

    maybe saphira and firnen shoud have a baby

  • Luky-sky

    i toud maybe murtag shoud com with eragon

  • Jennyrosie8

    Oops, I typed in the wrong e-mail address! I’m Jennyrosie.

  • Jennyrosie

    I believe that after everything Eragon went through, giving up so much, all the training and studying in Ellesmea, the hard-won battles, the injuries, the heartbreak, and all other, that Eragon should have had a long and peaceful life spent with the people that he loves. But no, instead he has to leave his homeland forever and say goodbye to his friends, his cousin, his cousin in law, his newborn niece, and the peaceful kingdom that he is responsible for creating. All he had left was Saphira and many sad memories. Not fair to Eragon or the Shurtugal fans. (I liked Eldest much more …) Overall I believe the Inheritence cycle has been the most tasteful and adventerous series I have ever read. Congrats on the series Christopher-elda, and may the stars shine down on you all readers!

  • guest

    Why didnt he just re build Vorengard instead of leaving? he knows the name of all names and he fixed Ilrea.

    • trains

      Vorengard is poisoned

  • tapion

    Wow

  • Bee

    Galbatorix left a chaosed land, and I would have been so frustrated and dissapointed if CP stopped there. I’m happy we got to see what happened after Galbatorix’s death, and I ate the last hundred pages quicker than before Galbatorix died. I loved Inheritance, and even though the ending left a lot of loose ends, I wouldn’t liked it that much any other way. Eragon left Alagësia, just like Angela said, and I doubt he’ll return. I’m happy we didn’t get to know Angela better, because the main reason I liked her, was because we knew so little about her.
    Plus, even though it won’t be more books in the Inheritance Cycle, CP may write more about Alagësia. We’ll propably get to know more then, even though Eragon isn’t the main character anymore.

  • Gulia un ilian

    the ending for book four is so sad! I think its a really good cliff hanger but seriously Arya was just starting to let loose a little bit and now Eragon has left forever!!  you cant just leave it like that! Also there was a hint of romance between Nasuada and Murtagh I would have loved or him to have had a happily ever after, he’s had such a bad life so far! It was too abrupt an ending its honestly looks like you just gave up but thought you couldnt kill them off so banished them all away! gosh! I love the other books and think all but the end of this book is brilliant as well. Also, Angela! who is she, some sort of happy shade you cant just give a character massive powers like that without explaining who she is!!! please you just have to right a few more books telling us about Eragon’s journey and Arya’s relationship with her dragon, do Murtagh and Nasuada ever get married? do Eragon and Arya ever see each other again? specificly what is Eragon true name?, and Arya’s? we need answers!

  • Prasanna

    The final book is absolute disaster. I was reading the series happily, but b’cos of the last one all of my interest in the book is gone. CP should have written the book more beautifully. He only shoots the words in order to finish the book quickly. THE NOVEL IS NOT GOOD

  • Corey

    Ha I laughing at the vague wordplay used by CP he should be a politician.

  • Dangui3

    well it is not good ending. it is forced ending. I understand Eragon Murtagh and Nasuada but not Arya. First what of her training as a Rider??(Oromis mentioned it at Brisingr) Second what is her duty as a rider – it’s to revive the Riders and dragons – but she abandones it(as Eragon said – path that she and Firnen couldn’t follow but correctly said Paolini made not to follow) Third I am wondering about the complexity of their politics and what is the whole reason that elf lords convinced Arya even she doesn’t know obviously… it’s nonsense.. Fourth why this novel’s atmosphere never mentions about Arya’s retirement and scrying each other or at least meeting each other sometime??
     So there are two reasons that most people say, first one is that he wanted say such things(loose ends, unfinished story – how Eragon Saphira Murtagh Arya will do and will they meet again such things- , and so on) are life and maybe what is to become a Rider even by making a somewhat rushed end.( I know there are those who say that ending was good, and I don’t oppose them – it’s just difference – but I have to point out  those four reasons concerning Arya becoming a queen logically and naturally)
    Second reason is most hopeful – he will make sequel and standalong book five ( You will all know so I will say just simple ).

    But I have two questions to you.
    First How long will it take ??(I am just asking opinion not fact – nothing is determined)
    Second How much and how will it concern Eragon and Arya ?? will it the view of a new Rider or Eragon?? ( Just opinion)
    thank you

    • Finalswear

      I don’t think the eif lords know about Firnen yet because she has hidden him fro. The others.

  • c3half

    I, personally,think Christopher should write another book for Eragon’s Tale. 1 year after he sets off, conflict happens in Algaesia; such as the Ra’zac being born again. A half year passes and something happens in Ilrea. Eragon comes back with 3-5 more riders, and they get their dragons. As Eragon nears leaving for finding the Ra’Zac as Firnen and Arya fly by. Firnen and Saphira are glad to see each other again, while Arya explains what’s going on.

    This is just my opinion. I loved the books, but the ending was….. disappointing for me. I’m hoping Eragon comes back. What I have above is just an idea  

    • Stew98

      no eragon will not come back but everything else i love and think that something drives the elves (or another race)or maybe just all of eragons family and friends out of Algaesia because yet still as angela said in her fortune that eragon will have an “epic romance” has yet to happen so if he does not continue about this than i am going to be frustrated at CP

    • book devourer

      Eragon’s too powerful now. The Ra’zac aren’t a big enough enemy for another book. Someone else could be a main character who becomes a dragon rider, but we need a new main character and new evils. Tie up those loose ends, Christopher-elda! Your fans are wanting!

    • whose right? yeah me

      he cant go back though. it is his destiny. hence why it was laid out in the 1st book

  • Guest

    Okay here is my personal opinion about the last book~Possible spoilers for those who have not read the book yet~I found the ending to Inheritence a perfect way to end the story. It shows the adversity that lies in wait for Eragon, in training the new dragons, and making sure that he can train them so that no more harm can come to Alagaesia. I dont think the ending was meant to be extremely exciting. Eragon knew his duty, and even though he loved Arya he left anyway. I think over all that it was a beautiful written story, and that I hope that there are no more sequals to Eragon’s tale. I LOVE his story, don’t get me wrong, but I think any more would just ruin the mystery of him going into the unknown. Now dont get me wrong, I dont want to sound like I never want to see anything more about the world of Alagaesia. I just think that Eragons tale a come to a close, and I think it should be left alone as it is.

    I am curious about Angela though, and hopefully Christopher will give us more, or maybe not, its all up to him.

    Like I have said this is MY personal opinion, others will have their own and I repect all those who are out there, and what they believe as to how they thought the book should have ended.

  • Andrew Chapman

    wilhelm i think you are wrong

  • on page 321, when Eragon was on saphira with Brisingr in his hand, why didn’t Brisingr catch on fire when he said to Arya he would use Brisingr?

  • Wilhelm

    The more I think about it the more i have to go against what the majority think. Although the heartbreaking conclusion may have induced more than a few tears…ehem…I honestly believe that he ended it well overall. Think about the duties of Eragon/Saphira, Arya/Firnan and then you can sort of understand that it couldn’t have ended any other way, the ending was mature and realistic. As for another book? Well any follow up would be a disappointment as there is no more epic storyline to continue with, I even found myself getting slightly bored towards the end of INHERITANCE due to the lack of goings on (which i think was Paolini’s intention to reflect the boredom felt by both Eragon and Saphira). Not many loose ends, apart from Brom’s seven words to Eragon which haven’t been revelaed, annoyingly! And as for the rage train about Angela’s past etc, there has to be a bit of mystery otherwise she wouldn’t be as important/interesting as before! Amazing series and intense finale, but sadly i think it’s the end of our beloved characters, at least as main protagonists which is probably for the best!

    • Jess

       Brom’s 7 words were revealed! In Eragon, when Eragon tried to get into Arya’s mind, she attacked him, and he used those seven words that Brom gave him. “I am a Rider and a friend!”

  • Rj1christian

    I think that maybe this is the way the book was always meant to end and I’m happy that c p followed through with his vision and how he knew the book was supposed to end. This is not a bad ending, life is sometimes filled with unhappy events and so are stories. And by any stretch of imagination, the ending of Inheritance is not a bad one,Eragon has a fulfilling life ahead of him with the riders, dragons and most importantly: Saphira.

  • derelicte

    I like the fact that his writing style changed with each character he changed to and from.

    I also like his word usage with the whole Arya/Eragon issue. Things like, ” mourned what could never be” made readers (maybe it was just me lol) have the feeling of hopelessness when it came to them being together. But when you think about what is supposed to unfold after the book ends, it’s entirely possible that those two could easily end up together later. In fact, I’d put money on it. 
    I vote for a follow-up as well.

    • Bballing1

      I Gree
      The eragon/arya relagtionship was a poor way to end the book imo and even worse was the dragons.
      However I think expanding both would be a great ploy for another book.
      CP: if you read this,

      Legacy trilogy.
      Book 1 deals with eragons voyage to the new land beggining moments after inh. ends.
      Book 2 has eragon train ing dragons/rikders and confronting a deadly new foe. Also reveal angela’s true nature/identity/past for gods sake!
      Book 3 returns eragon to alegasia to deal with previos foe or w/e but actually bring about some action between him and arya… plus some killing.

      Please, I just read inheritance in 1 day it’s nlow 4 a/m. Don’t quit my favorite series ever!!
      Even if you don’t use my ideas (lol why would you) keep bringing us eragon books… and seriously, no prequils. Look at star wars.

      Brian

      • derelicte

        I don’t feel like it was though. I mean it wasn’t the way I wanted it to end, but regardless of whether or not Eragon stayed, they wouldn’t have been together immediately. Both of them were duty-bound and the ending was risky, simply because, if he ended it that way in spite of how we felt about the two characters, he did it under the assumption his character development was good enough. By all the negative responses to the ending, I’d say he did well lol. After all, how else could he have ended it? With the death of Galby? Book 4 spent too much time pondering what’s next via Eragon’s thoughts and talking about controlling magic for Angela’s fortune to not make sense.

      • derelicte

        Also, through his acknowledgement section in the back of the book and interviews we know, he won’t end the world he’s created. He said he’ll likely make a sequel or prequel covering Brom or the fall of the riders.

        • Jess

           PLEASE no prequels! We already learned enough about Brom and the fall of the Riders. It’s Eragon, Arya, Firnin, Saphira, Murtagh, Thorn, and all the new dragons that we are curious about!

      • Petrichor

        I agree about the ending. I don’t think it was either realistic or satisfying. I wanted something more final…this just felt like a cliff hanger and Arya/Eragon’s relationship was strange. I don’t buy the reasons he had for leaving or the whole “oh we have to raise dragons somewhere else”. I felt that the thing driving Eragon to leave was the prophecy more than anything else, and that struck me as kind of detrimental to the depth of the plot. Overall, this is still my favorite fantasy series, but the ending was disappointing. 🙁

  • Nathanial SheepBiter

    I vote for another book. you can do better than that for the Arya/Eragon thing. PLus what happens to murtagh. I really want to know more about Vroengard, and those people on it, and about the elven culture, and about those people who angela cast’s there fortune, and then they end up in urbaen.

  • Alright, I apologize. I reread it and while it definitely wasn’t the greatest, it wasn’t awful either. In my defense, I had surgery that day. Anesthesia makes me cranky-it’s a family thing. Sorry.

  • Angela-of-the-Grey-Folk

    This is the part which the Priest captures eragon and co. Wyrden the elf dies.

  • Michellehseven

    Is The 4th book been released yet?

    • A couple weeks ago now.

  • Glaedr

    Is this actually the bit where nasuada is having illusions in galbatorix’s torture chamber?

  • Arya+Eragon

    Which page does Tenga show himself? and how is Angela involved with a shade? because it says on confirmed facts that both of those things happen. I read the book and did not read anything to do with that.

    • Kblankenship09

      Sadly it doesn’t say much about Tenga in the book though I believe it might say a very little sentence or two about him somewhere. It doesn’t show anything about Angela involving a shade either >.> though her sword is seriously friggin epic.

  • Richard Abeysinghe428

    The whole book was superb and I was just in heaven until the part where Eragon tells that he has no time to be with Arya as he is leaving forever and I came crashing down to earth. Pretty lame ending and too poor for such a superb series ending finale. We expected CP to give a better ending. Really disappointed and heartbroken. But there is hope that CP will amend this flaw: Both Arya and Eragon are immortal. Once Eragon has established a suitable place for the hearts and a new order of Riders he could return to Alagaesia and begin anew with Arya. He does not need to stay permanently in Alagaesia. He can constantly travel back and forth to the hearts treasury and to alagaesia. We beg CP to write this out. Pleeeeeease!

    • Rjmg94

      @9c64ab529bfc49338c91b250bce4b243:disqus  Unfortunaly, Eragon will never return to Alegasia again. When he meets Angela for the very first time in Tierm he gets his fortune told. The last thing she tells him is that he will leave, never too return. the only way that Arya and him will meet again is if she leaves to meet him.

      • Mandomness

        Well, remember that the FIRST time he leaves Alagaesia isn’t nessecarily the LAST time he leaves. It could mean that he makes trips back and forth once he’s found a place for the dragons/riders. It just means that on ONE of those trips he’s going to leave and not come back. Possible reasons for him to not come back: he dies before he can return, the true name of Alaegasia changes inbetween trips (so he’s not REALLY going back to Alaegasia) OR all his friends are dead, except Arya who abdicates from royalty and leaves with him. After all, what’s gonna kill an elf with Galby dead. Also, elven royalty works differently from humans: she can just call a vote for who is gonna be the next leader, appoint the next leader and then run off. If Arya runs off to the riders, Eragon is happy, Arya (hopefully) admits she loves Eragon (stupid stubborn elves) and then we all live happily ever after. Yay!

        • Dragon Slayer

          I’d love to see that, I would… just if those two get together… it would be a perfect ending, I think anyway along a lot of other people by the looks of it

      • Shannonisabookworm

        It would be too painfull for him to stay for any length of time anyway, as all his human friends would eventually die before he has aged a bit.

    • Brenna

      I felt the same way about Eragon leaving forever! I started to cry because I knew that unless Arya went with him, they could never be together and neither could Firnen and Saphira. I know that this wasn’t the ending all of us expected- or wanted! – but that is why CP is such a great author, because he doesn’t write what everyone expects. Also I think he wrote that ending because he can’t make everything too perfect, or no one would think his books were great. But I agree, the ending left me heartbroken and mad at Eragon and CP. >:( I just hope Arya will put in some free time to go see Eragon, and it wouldn’t take that long because she has a dragon. 🙂

  • Richard Abeysinghe428

    CP should write another book some day but he should definitely re-write  Arya’s and Eragon’s separation. It should be that Arya and Eragon leave together with their dragons and not Eragon leaving Arya behind. I know that being the Queen of the elves is too strong a bond to break but CP should have made somebody else the Queen or King (I bet there are guys equal to Arya in terms of kingdom management). Also the dream that Eragon saw in Book 1 where a male and a female elf boards a ship while a man cries out from the shore was perfectly portrayed at the end but I and a lot of my friends feel that it should have been Arya and Eragon leaving together all the way and not just to the next “curve”. An ending with this sort of separation where Arya and Eragon share their true names and Arya gives her consent to Eragon is too tragic and sad and also in terms of the dream that Eragon saw, this ending is too lame to fit in. Also how in the world are we going to expect the dragon population to rise when the only 2 dragons in existence who want to mate cannot do so forever. CP talks about the dragon population as vital to the survival to the other species but who knows how long the other eggs would take to hatch. Hundreds if not thousands of years. 

  • Rjmg94

    Just finished the book. took a day and a half because i didnt want to put it down. CP ended the saga perfectly but i do he comes back to it someday, I’d like to know more about angela. Also who were the people who help Roran when he regained conciousness in the battle in Uru’Baen?

    • AlexEvans

      Two of the three people who helped Roran when he regained consciousness were Bladesinger and Wolfeyes, whom Angela had given their fortune to in Brisingr. I assume that the younger of the two women was the daughter of the older. The young man with them was a new character, I assume he was the older woman’s son and younger woman’s brother.

  • Rharman

    who would like Christopher Paolini to amend his work and conclude all that he he missed and newly added in a last and final Book FIVE. ComeOn PLEASE CHRISTOPHER, I THINK I SPEAK FOR MOST OF YOUR FANS WHEN I SAY THAT A FIFTH BOOK IS GREATLY NEEDED TO FILL IN THE GAPS YOU LEFT IN BOOK FOUR. PLEASE PLEAE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE    CHRISTOPHER WE BEEEEG YOOOOUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • AlexEvans

      This would be difficult considering that the end of book 4 says ‘THE END’

    • Arya+Eragon

      I AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE CHRISTOPHER 

    • Bluebiker99

      that would be amazing… us fans should start a vote and vote that he writes a book 5 i bet that like a million people would go for it

    • Petrichor

      At least a short epilogue to tie up loose ends and leave us with a sense of closure.

    • Darooter

      And what would the story be in book 5? there is nothing else to get a good plot going with Galbatorix dead. I think maybe an epilogue to fill the gaps, but the story had a realistic and mature ending. Good on you, Christopher

  • Arya+Eragon

    OMG just finished the book and i found it really sad that eragon and arya never got together!!!!!!!!!
    I also think the last 100 pages or so were really boring!!!!!!! i think that there should have been a chapter with eragon training the riders 20 years after he left like what happened in Harry potter.
     Christopher please write another one telling us about what happened to eragon, murtag omg the list goes on!!!

    P.S Please comment if u agree!! 

    P.P.S i really want to hear opinion about this to know i’m not the only one thinking about this!!
     thankyou 🙂

  • Arya+Eragon

    OMG just finished the book and i found it really sad that eragon and arya never got together!!!!!!!!!
    I also think the last 100 pages or so were really boring!!!!!!! i think that there should have been a chapter with eragon training the riders 20 years after he left like what happened in Harry potter.
     Christopher please write another one telling us about what happened to eragon, murtag omg the list goes on!!!

    P.S Please comment if u agree!! 

    P.P.S i really want to hear opinion about this to know i’m not the only one thinking about this!!
     thankyou 🙂

    • whareswaldo

      Alright.  I know you said comment if you agree. But I disagree.  Everyone wanted a perfect  ending for Eragon and Arya, but Eragon was not a character who could ever have just gone off and lived happily in the forest with the elves for the rest of his eternal days.  Paolini did what was best for the story, and as tough and painful as the ending was for all of us devoted fans, it must be even harder for him, having to write a sad ending for his characters that he has slowly gotten to know and developed over half of his life.  He did what was best for the story, and he is to be admired for that.  Also, Harry Potter was a beautifully conceived  and written series, but it followed a different style from Eragon.  If anything, I prefer the ending of Eragon, which actually gave us some closure on the story, instead of the ending of Harry Potter, which gave us a small snippet of the later life of a handful of characters with no explanation half a chapter after Voldemort’s demise.  The purpose of that one hundred pages was not to bore you or just to tie up lose ends but to make you understand Eragon more deeply and the choices he made that led to his final acceptance of his destiny.  It transitions, in those pages, into a more of a mental journey for Eragon, somewhat throwing into detail his final transition into a more wise persona who can begin to teach new riders instead of just always asking for the help of others.  If you read the acknowledgments, he says that he will most likely return to Alagaesia in at least one more book, so there is still hope that Eragon and Arya will see more of each other.

      • Wilhelm

        Well said!

  • Paulina-drottnigu

    oh and one more thing….  you left so many unanswered questions…..  who is the teenage girl and the woman who accumpanies her?  who is Angela?  what happens to Elva?  Where did Murtag go?

  • Paulina-drottnigu

    Ok I didn’t really like the conclusion.  I can see how it was necessary but I still don’t like it…..  I also thought it was sorta strange that there were over 100 pages left in the book after Galby’s death.  That was suppost to be the big finalie!!!!!! 

    while I did for a long time think that Roran should be king, after I saw how brave Nasuada was while in Urubane I knew it had to be her.  I wish that she and Murtag could have been happy…..  It’s not fair that pretty much everyone get’s to choose their desteny but he has his dictated to him…… 

    This book was WAY too obvious for my tastes.  Everyone in their right minds knew as soon as Eragon asked in one of the earlier book about a name of the aincient language that it was going to play a big part….  Christopher please!!!!!! :'(  we know you can do better!!!!  I was so impressed with your writing skills when you surprised everyone with Orimus and Glader and Roran’s battering ram and The vault of souls (was NOT expecting THAT)!!!!!!!  why ruin it now?!? 

    So…  while I did really like the book….  I know he can do better.

  • Jarraka

    I for one loved it and found galbys demise incredibly clever and well thought out (never would have though of that) however there where several unanswered questions however this leaves him room to return and us something to think about. P.S. the whole time I ecepected the vault of souls to break away from the riders however I found the truth a plesent surprise.

    P.P.S I tried not to give away to much direct info for those that are yet to complete it, but what are you doing on the net unless you wish it to be spoiled.

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    Don’t spoil it! I mean come one! there are some of us who are getting it tonight, so don’t spoil anything!

    • Sorry. I tried to be vague.

  • No other way to say this, the book sucks. It was boring, anticlimactic, and had a 100-odd page resolution. Hugely disappointing.

    • Fuck you

      go fuck yourself

      • Prakashnarayandu

        you go fuck your mother first

    • Bluebiker99

      how could any of these books be boring
      r u on drugs

  • Raj Patil

    There is a possibility Roran being the one who takes Galbatorix’s place, while arya takes the place of islanzadi….there also might be a possiblity that islanzadi wont die in this novel and continue to be the queen….i think that the new rider must be either one of these people: The Dragon Marked “Elva”, or, “Arya”, maybe even the son or daughter of “Roran” and “Katrina”, or, maybe even “Angela The Herbalist”, or maybe even a dwarf….the possibility of an urgal being the new rider is very less…or maybe a completely new person…Another possiblity is, if anybody can remember this, in brisingr, when eragon goes to take the spell off of elva, he meets angela who is trying to find out the future of a girl(who is standing beside her mother), through dragon bones or knuckles or whatever, that girl might also be the new rider, but the chances are less….so. i just hope its a good person….Eragon RULES!!!!

  • Jackel

    Nasuada could be the new rider and Eragon has hinted of some attraction, then both will leave forever and Roran will be the new king.

  • So the most popular theory as to the Green Rider is Arya. This makes me 99.9% sure that CP is giving us a red herring there. It’s going to be someone completely unexpected.

  • Guest

    I bet Chris is reading these comments and laughing.

  • Michael-bevis

    just finished reading the book it was grate

    • Michael-bevis

      love aunt she works in a book store and gave it to me a day early

      • Michael-bevis

        lol trolled you all i wish i had read it i get in on the 8th

  • JHR

    Galby
    gets frustrated and somehow makes a big mistake by pissing off Murtagh. Murtagh
    can’t handle the final push of abuse and breaks after an entire life of being
    thrown around by the world. Then Murtagh successfully steals and hands over the
    egg to the Varden and elves. In the process Murtagh is killed and Eragon
    captured. This would only be possible if Murtagh’s true name is changed by his
    mental break and Eragon is not in Galby’s prison.

    I don’t
    think this will happen but I think it would be cool. I would like to see a
    darker and more realistic story than the average happy ending fantasy, it makes
    the story feel real. I don’t want to see Arya become the new rider and think it’s
    only natural that some of the characters we have become close to die.

    It’s
    also possible Arya dies and it drives Eragon to kill Galby and leave Alagaesia
    forever.

    Also
    I am really glad we are going to get to see part of the story from Murtaghs
    point of view. I really want to see him pull through for the “good
    guys”, but I understand if he doesn’t. Over all I’m excited to see what
    happens.

     

    Galby
    gets frustrated and somehow makes a big mistake by pissing off Murtagh. Murtagh
    can’t handle the final push of abuse and breaks after an entire life of being
    thrown around by the world. Then Murtagh successfully steals and hands over the
    egg to the Varden and elves. In the process Murtagh is killed and Eragon
    captured. This would only be possible if Murtagh’s true name is changed by his
    mental break and Eragon is not in Galby’s prison.

    I don’t
    think this will happen but I think it would be cool. I would like to see a
    darker and more realistic story than the average happy ending fantasy, it makes
    the story feel real. I don’t want to see Arya become the new rider and think it’s
    only natural that some of the characters we have become close to die.

    It’s
    also possible Arya dies and it drives Eragon to kill Galby and leave Alagaesia
    forever.

    Also
    I am really glad we are going to get to see part of the story from Murtaghs
    point of view. I really want to see him pull through for the “good
    guys”, but I understand if he doesn’t. Over all I’m excited to see what
    happens.

     

  • Ressamm20

    Ok here is my two cents worth.
          Everyone keeps assuming that Eragon and the green rider would have to be mates since their dragons maybe. I seem to recall that is not the case in the Inheritence saga but could be wrong (I believe that Brom makes a comment about that in the first story).
     
        Everyone also assumes that the two on the ship have to be Eragon and the green rider. Perhaps it is Eragon and his epic love and the green rider is on his or her dragon or elsewhere on the ship. It has been said that the green rider will be unexpected for this reason alone I feel it is not Arya (who is too obvious of a choice). I think that the green rider is an elf but it is going to be one that had a minor role in the first three stories. Perhaps one that was mentioned by Brom, Arya or a member of the Varden but whose character has not be developed yet.
     
       I am still unsure about the Epic love of Eragon. In some ways Arya seems an obvious choice for this role but still on the fence. I like Arya but it seems as if her Inheritence will be as the Queen for elves and that is after all the meaning behind this story. Perhaps what makes their love epic is that they must live life apart from each other but that seems too Romeo and Juliet like. Someone had made a comment that Eragon has sworn he will love no one but Arya. I must point out that Eragon is still young and there is a good chance that he will find someone else that he will love. My guess is that the Epic love has not yet been introduced.
     
    Roran can not be the green rider because he already has exceptional powers without being a rider (talk about over kill he would quickly surpass Eragon and it is Eragon’s story). Roran will become the ruler of Alagaesia due to being a decendent of king Palancar.

    Eragon inherites being a rider from his dad and being the leader of the Dragon Riders from his namesake.

    Arya inherites the role as a leader of the elves obviously from her parents (meaning I think something tragic happens to Islanzadi which I find fitting concidering how the Elven king died)

    Green rider must be a decendent of an Elven rider for that would be his or her inheritence
     
    Roran’s inheritence is becoming the king of Alagaesia since he is a decendent of the first Palancar king.
     
    Hope this makes sense to all of you and I expressed myself and my views well but in the end I may just be developing more questions than answers.

  • guest

    I reckon Katrina is the next dragon rider. Before I say why, I also think that the Menoa tree request for the brightsteel was to leave Alagaesia with the last riders, because ‘Dragons breath fire. Fire must be extinguished’. She wants dragons and riders to leave forever.

    The reason why I think Katrina will be the next rider, is because of the vision in the first book. The one about the two people going on a ship, a man falls to his knees and cries out and at the end of the vision, he sees two dragons. Well I think that person that falls to his knees has to be Roran and the two people that are leaving are Katrina and Eragon because they are the last riders. The two most important people in Roran live are leaving Alagaesia, only he would react like that. The reason why he doesn’t leave with them is because someone finds Roran is a descendent of King palancar making him another heir to the British throne. Also because Katrina does not want her baby to leave Alagaesia and he/she will have a better life as a prince/ess and future king/queen, than someone who has an unknown future.

    I also think that murtagh and thorn will die because only two people are in the vision and there is not a red dragon. I may be completely wrong but that is what I think. What it is, the vision will be huge in Inheritance. CAN NOT WAIT 😀

    • guest

      *not british throne lol. Dont even ask why i typed that because I won’t be able to answer :-s

      • Aeylid

        real cool of you to recognize your own mistake! I saw *British* and laughed! Still cool that you can laugh at yourself. Good for you.

  • Saphira

    Does Eragon die? I don’t wanna it… But Arya is the Green rider it’s sure

  • Jessie

    I was thinking.. So Katrina is pregnant,and even if she got pregnant after Roran rescued her,there’ll be 9 more months right? So in this 9 months the varden somehow steals Greeni’s egg. Then the moment the egg reaches varden,Katrina gives birth. Roran at Katrina side. Katrina dies in childbirth,leaving Roran with a child. Then Greeni hatches for Roran.

    And now after i typed all that i think its impossible. Cuz Roran is awesome in the way  that theres no magic,he’s just a human and he is powerful. So if he becomes a Rider its like he’ll ride into battle with spells and be all powerful and not that interesting anymore.

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    GRRRR i hate repeating myself,

    Ok Arya and Eragon should NOT be together as… 

    1)she has rejected him multiple times and would Spahira want someone for Eragon who makes him unhappy?.

    2) If the female dragon rider and green dragon + Eragon and Spahira all leave together, and lets say that Arya was the dragon rider and that Islanzadi dies. Why would she leave her people?! I mean she would never let her people down and doing so would bring dishonour to the elf race.

    3) The Tamerlain is not her fighting style as hers is similar to Eragons so this could add another reason.

    Eragon when he first tried to make a move on Arya came as to me as kinda pathic, because shes so old and hes so young. He deserves someone who appC8s him and can love him easily without problems.

    Anyone who disargees, and says that my opinion sucks. I don’t care, everyone is entitled to their opinion but you can’t just start trashing other peoples because theirs is different. All I’m saying is that you should just merely comment on their opinion NOT trash it.

    4 days!!!!!!  

    • The Grammar Guy

      1) If they’re together, he’ll be happy, Saphira won’t care.
      2) It’s been said a few times that yeah, Arya’s next in line for the throne, but if she doesn’t want it, it’s no big deal, someone else can do it. Plus, elves are basically immortal until they get “bone rot” or cancer or some crap, so Arya’d be waiting a long time.
      3) There’s enough of the brightsteel ore to make “several swords.” Arya can have a new sword.
      4) Give up dude. It’s gonna be Arya.

      It’s not that your opinion sucks: it’s just uninformed and riddled with the grammar of a 3 year old. And the passive-aggressive crap at the end…you’re dumb.

      • Aeylid

        You’re calling him dumb and he’s the idiot? Why don’t you just stick to stating your opinions about the next book and leave the disrespect out of it, OK? That is not what this site is for.

      • Huntress Wolf Eyes

        Look I’m gonna be the respectful one and mature one, so just because you think my grammar is bad if NONE OF YOUR BUSINESSS. I mean its not like you care about my education or anything.

        And FYI: Huntress is techinally is a FEMALE hunter, so well done sherlock  😉

        Oh and Aeylid I have loads of respect for you, unlike the nutcase who disrespects people. But hey I’m saying my honest opinion

        • Aeylid

          Thank you very much.
          Yea, sorry ’bout the he/she mix up in my post. Little tired that night ;). My bad.

          But hey everyone! JUST ONE MORE DAY!!!

    • Dragon Slayer

      umm… no offense but your kind of just blowing up random stuff from nowhere:-

      since when did saphira not like arya or thinks arya makes eragon unhappy? she ‘reserves the same tone of affection’ for Arya as if ‘she’s part of the family’ and says ‘if eragon fancied her any more, she would kiss her herself’ (yes, these are rough quotes from Brisingr). So your point 1… um, no. And she has rejected him once, I would hardly call that multiple times.

      point 3, like the grammar guy said, plenty of brightsteel = many swords.

      If eragon just met someone and they quickly fell in love, etc wouldn’t that be kind of boring and cliché? at least in this way, Paolini has left us guessing and contemplating who will eragon be with and will it likely be Arya? Also, is love ever that simple (i’m sure many of us wish it could be…)? And now eragon’s part elf, I like to think to be honest, in elf years and converting to human years, they are the same age relative to each other. e.g. 18-20 which is eragon (he is about 18-20, yeah? I never really got a clear indication of his age), if you think about it is sort of 100 elf years as arya is in the prime of her youth and so is eragon. 

      point 2, well would elves want a dragon rider as their new queen? I don’t know… regardless, this whole Islanzadi dying idea is plausible but unlikely… very unlikely. Islanzadi seems to be perfectly healthy/fine and not wounded or such and again like the grammar guy said, she’s immortal and she knows magic so she can just heal herself if she is injured or she would be healed by a whole multitude of her personal mages. I do agree on perhaps the shock/shame on elves if perhaps Arya doesn’t take the throne…

      reading the book shows that to be honest (and I think so too) eragon has matured and is no longer obsessed/infatuated with Arya but actually does like (getting close or maybe does love her). however it is interesting how arya behaves as she is certainly more open to him and has random acts of kindness towards him e.g. healing his hand and feeling ’embarassed’, saying that she ‘was glad he was by her side today’ when fighting soldiers and saying to him ‘be careful…. I would not want to see Murtagh break you. I…’ and trails off suggesting she wants to say more. Maybe she’s conflicted: she would like to tell him she likes him but she doesn’t want to distract him or she may ascend the throne, etc; a whole load of possibilities out there. Just my opinions, I’m not trashing; if it seems like that my apologies. 

      But please: i hope I’m not being too rude and I respect your opinion if you don’t think arya and eragon will/should get together but at least get some things about the series right…

      • Aeylid

        as for Eragon’s age, he is about 17 years old. During Book one, during his escape to the Varden he passed his 16th. Add in all the time until the end of the third, he might be close to his 17th birthday, roughly.

      • Huntress Wolf Eyes

        Thank you, for your opinion and I mean I’m not going to read it again and not notes but you pionts out a few things I’ve missed. Thanks again

        • Laura Beattie1

          *make sorry 😉

  • lethrblaka12

    does book 4 come out 8th of novembre everywhere or only in usa?   plz reply

    • agentplaia

      the eighth

      • Roc’r

        The english version everywhere: 8th nov.
        Others: later (dutch version as example: 17th nov.) (WAAAAAY to long from now:P)

  • Aeylid

    Dear JustAThought,

    You really need to start reading between the lines. I never tried to
    make myself appear superior to him, nor did I belittle him. All I did
    was state my opinion on what he said to me and what it meant to me.  And
    tell me, what if he had said those things to you with out ever having met
    you; didn’t know what you do? The mere fact that I alluded to being in the military means nothing what-so-ever. I could be a
    civilian contractor working overseas helping out the soldiers build
    buildings. Did you really even read what he said to me? Said to all of us who partake in the discussion board? Obviously not because once again I must explain myself to someone who does not understand the point of this place, and frankly, I’m getting tired of it.
    What would you have done? Just taken it? No. I WILL NOT tolerate such errant disrespect to myself or to others who I consider to be of my like mind. Not at all. It is one thing to disrespect someone over the internet. It is another to do it to someone’s face. Which is exactly what I stated in my post of three weeks ago.

    Like you said, I may not know what you do for a living, but in retrospect, I don’t care because it doesn’t matter. What I do for a living doesn’t matter. Because we are all people and each of us play a different role in society, each important and worth respect.

    But I know disrespect and I will not tolerate it towards myself or others!
    So if you have only criticism towards others personally and nothing constructive to to add to the discussion board, I say get off and stay off and leave those who actually care alone.

  • Dragon Slayer

    Well, this whole eragon being chained up is certainly a twist. Should be good to see what happens (he might just open a can of whoop-ass on his captors if he suddenly snaps…).

    The whole new dragon rider thing, well: we know at the end or somewhere near the end there’s going to be Eragon and Saphira and female and Male Dragon leaving. Eragon is going to have an epic romance so if he leaves, the female has to be his ‘romancee’ (does that word even exist..?) or how else will he have epic romance? Now Eragon delivered an ultimatum… that is an ultimatum(!), in Brisingr : He said he would not love any other women other than Arya (in those words or similiar). This suggests the female will be Arya if the female is his ‘romancee’. For all we know, if might not be but it is very likely for his ‘epic romance’ to be fulfilled. So Arya is very likely to be this female meaning Arya is very likely to be the next dragon rider. I mainly believe this due to the whole ‘green magic’ and ‘green dragon’ possibility/theory as well as the possible romance theory, not definite, just possible.. well highly likely to be honest. 

    New character to be dragon rider? Hmm… the theory that Islanzadi dies/retires from throne and Arya assumes responsibility is quite plausible. So therefore, a new character would be the dragon rider in this case. But who? She has to be experience in magic and be strongly associated with green (there is already a green rider sword, Tamerlain which could be the sword for the next dragon rider… or not). She can’t be too young or too old or she would be compromised, sort of (old as in not elf years but fatigue wise i.e. old people are less flexible, strong, etc than younger. I’m not stereotyping, I’m just suggesting). Eragon won’t have time to teach anyone depths of magic, only time to teach about rider-dragon bond and for saphira (+ eragon maybe) to teach about flying, neat tricks, etc. Can’t be Katrina (well not very likely) as she plans to leave and raise her child somewhere else so why would Paolini bring her back? Elva, well, she’s fairly young, not too young, but she’s got her abnormal power which makes her an… odd choice, just my opinion. Nasuada, well she’s the head of the Varden, likes Murtagh (sort of, or maybe not after his betrayal), not experience with magic and she needs to lead the Varden, not go off training in magic and dragons, etc. Brings us back to Arya. The two elves eragon blessed? Well, apart from the fact we know nothing about them and they seem to travel and stick together suggests not as they would be sort of separated if one became a rider which would be… awkward. 

    I am open to theories, not an obsessed fan and liker of just Eragon/Arya but I like them best together. I just find Arya being dragon rider and Eragon’s epic romance as likeliest thing to happen. Just because it’s somewhat obvious/cliché doesn’t mean Paolini will stray from it. Fantasy fiction books I’ve read, the writers will stick to obvious cliché romance of two characters reagrdless of whether fans know it or not.

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    There is no way the young girl that Anglea blessed is going to be the rider because to get to the same skill level that Eragon is will take ages. Plus if the green dragon is going to mate with Saphira then Eragon will be in love with a 12 year old, which is a little creepy. I want the new rider of be a completely new girl character that does not reject Eragon like Arya

    • Steph

      Im quite sure that CP said the new rider would have been in all three books. So that teen is out,and any new character is out too

  • Eubiggs

    that would be awesome if eragon was tortured and killed

  • Arya+Eragon

    I think the reason the prophecie where eragon will leave algasia and never return is. Remember how he told the menoa tree he will do anything for the brightsteel and she agreed. i think that she will make him leave algasia and never return and then the Ra Zac after the last one died he said 
    “May you leave Algasia and never return” there was one more time someone said that but i forgot anyway i think that could be the reason.

    (sorry for bad grammer:( )

  • Arya+Eragon

    4 MORE DAYS!!!!! :):):):):):)

  • jeffie

    i think a lot of people are over looking the fact that of the two women eragon met and blessed in the varden camp. i personally think the younger girl will b the new rider, and she will also b the epic romance. however one question i cant answer and haven’t seen answered is, how will the varden get the egg? they have to have the egg for it to hatch for them, right? if anyone has theories please post them.

  • GalbyROx

    What if Galby turned into a shade and killed Arya that would me that eragon would be angered and kill galby

  • Thunderbirdbw

    I think MAYBE Eragon could’ve done something to piss Nasuada off and he ended up in her dungeon? Or perhaps Nasuada is the character that died and someone else took over the Varden and is not a good character and has captured and tortured Eragon for information about the Varden?
    I think that Arya won’t get the green dragon because that’s almost too obvious. I’d love to see Paolini give it to someone unknown or someone small. Maybe Katrina? That could cause lots of problems if Saphira and this dragon had to mate. I think it would also be cool of Nasuada and Eragon ended up together, again to avoid the cliches. Also, she’s of noble birth, too. 🙂

    • Arya+Eragon

      I agree with you

    • Free Hoffman

      I just have one question to make you think… If the reason Eragon is being tortured is because the new (but evil) LEADER of the Varden put him there, well, why would the evil leader of the Varden need info if he(or she) is the person in-command and already has access to it all?

      I agree with the new character bit. I always thought that maybe Galb. has already found her and is keeping it a secret. The new female doesnt like Galb. so she leaps at the chance to fight with Eragon when he storms Galb.’s fortress and finds her. Haha, this is pretty much I do all afternoon, daydream about the next Eragon book. Happy reading! 🙂

    • Llbakerak

      cool idea, but could the varden really capture eregon?

  • Zenblade

    Mm…sounds like Eragon’s got a rough road ahead of him. Honestly, I can’t really think of any character’s dungeon that Eragon might be in other than Galbatorix’s; or at least any currently existing characters that we know of. Paolini did hint that there were many characters yet to be introduced, after all. And since it’s near the end of the book, that would’ve given plenty of time for Paolini to introduce and develop that character… I dunno, if I were to take a wild guess, a shade, maybe, since it’d be powerful enough that it might be able to overcome Eragon.

    I think Eragon and Arya are going to end up together. It would make sense, too, if Arya was the green dragon’s rider, since the dragons would have to mate anyway. Idk, but it sounds to me like all roads lead to that.

    Oh yeah, and some other spec I have is that Eragon (and Arya?) will have to leave Alagaesia forever because they are Riders. I think I remember someone saying something about how all the Riders watched over everyone, but no one watched them, and that was partially why they fell. So maybe Riders aren’t quite the perfect system after all, and they decide Alagaesia would be better off w/o them (since it would also prevent another Galbatorix from happening again), so they leave. That might make sense, right?

    Yeah and I agree with the theory that the Rock of Kuthian houses a hoard of Eldunari. I also think that Kuthian might be the name of one of the Forsworn’s dragons, which would explain why both Arya and Oromis think the name sounds familiar but can’t remember it.

    Oh man, I REALLY do not want Murtagh to die, but I can somehow totally see him dying heroically to save Eragon and Saphira… maybe, just maybe, Nasada? 🙁 hope that doesn’t happen

    I can’t wait to find out for sure who the green dragon is, and more about Angela! 🙂 She’s my favorite character — quirky but totally awesome.

    • Llbakerak

      i think the dragons erased the knowledge of a large supply of eldunari when they cursed the forsworn’s dragons and that is why it is familiar. 

  • dunkyfun

    i think that the character that gets killed off is Murtagh, right after he changes his true name. and i’m hoping that the new rider will be Arya, but it seems kinda obvious, so i’m thinking it could also be the teenage girl that got her fortune read by Angela in Brisingr.

  • Minhal7

    so exited only 7 more days cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
    wonder who the green rider is? still cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Skyesworld

    i have an idea but its a little long winded so plz bear with me one of the propecies made by solebem is that eragon will enter the vault of souls when i first read this i automattically asummed that this is wear galbatorix is keeping his eldunari as an eldunari contains a dragons essence and thats pretty much what a soul is your essence so when eragon goes in and attempts to destroy/free or contain them they attack and restrain him for galbortorix as they have no choice beacuase they are bound to him and one of the other characters for some reason i keep thinking roran is killed trying to get him out another reason that makes me think its the vault is that from what ive read of paolini’s comments he never actually mentioned a dungeon he just said hanging from manacles and people are assuming its a dungeon if im wrong and he did mention a dungeon then i appollogise please let me know what u think?

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    Arya better not hook up with Eragon, he deserves someone better than her. Besides she always rejiects him and the Green Dragon will be wild 😉 love your theories

  • guest

    If this is really close to the end then maybe it is his first experience in his new homeland

  • Undbitr

    Eragon was staying with Orik in Tronjheim, Az Sweldn Rak Anhuin raided, killed Orik, took Eragon prisoner, and brought him to their dungeon.  I assume he will be rescued by either Saphira or Roran (maybe Arya).

    • Guest

      im not sure even Az Sweldn Rak Anhuin would go as far as to capture openly capture a dragon rider and kill the dwarf king. they only attacked eragon in brisingr furtively with assasins. there wud b no way they could explain eragon turning up in their dungeon

    • Adltree

      i agree they are nothing other than a fly that buzzes in his ear.had eragon not been lolly gagging threw the tunnels and been paying attention to everything they would have been just a nat on a horses arse

  • Mellitus

    I think Murtagh will die. ._.

    • Saphiralover

      Omg that would be the saddest day ever! :'{

  • Beckyfarr

    i think someone will be captured and eragon,saphira + unknown goes to rescue unknown dies eragon is captured

  • lol. this is in brisingr, check if you don’t believe me. ‘Bending their heads together, [Orik] and Hvedra rubbed noses. Eragon glanced away, feeling lonely and excluded.’ LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • bookworm

    I have read first thirteen chapters it is so good

    • Where did you get the first thirteen chapters? We’ve got fifteen days left. :K

  • Firesword

    what if it’s a whole another character who was on galbatorix’s side that joined the varden, but was a traitor and captured eragon

  • Jnajnaverill

    Probably the dwarfes that are blood-oathed to him or something.

  • Guest

    Eragon won’t die, for two reasons.  One: It’s a fantasy novel.  Protaganist survival is generally a given.  Two: He was the narrator of Eragon’s guide to Alagaesia, which is confirmed to take place after the books.  It is also confirmed that Saphira and Glaedr’s Eldunari survive Book 4, and given the fact that Eragon and Saphira DID survive, Galbatorix is most likely dead.  So, the only things we have to wonder involve relationships, and other charecters.  But Eragon, Saphira, and Glaedr are definetly going to survive these events.

  • Thomas

    I bet Saphira dies which makes Eragon go mad with grief, killing whoever he was fighting, and starts on a murderous rampage, until he’s too exhausted to go on and is locked up….Saphiras death would leave him tortured and dying…idk just my theory

    • Aeylid

      If Saphira were to die- Galby doesn’t want her dead- I’m sure Eragon would be devastated, but I doubt that he would go on a murderous rampage killing indiscriminately. I’m sure though that he would kill Saphira’s killer, most definitely.

    • nicole

      i don’t think saphira dies because Angela predicted that Eragon would fly out of Alagaesia with another rider

  • Kmwinwood

    i think that the true name of alagaesia will change so eragon will leave alagaesia forever but it will be under a new name so he will actually stay in alagaesia but it will be under a new name instead ??? tell me what you think?

    • bookworm

      it is highly unlikely that the name of Alegaesia will change stuff like that just doesn’t happen
       

      • It probably changed when Galby took over, because it was now under a tyrannical dictatorship-it will probably change back when eragon kills him and the proper monarch comes into power

    • Me

      This is the best theory about that prediction that I’ve seen so far. Nice idea!

  • Bryanmcgrath

    could it not be that galbatorix has found what the razac called “the true name” i.e. eragons name in the ancient language, and then ordered him to kill nassuada or king orrin etc, thus he is kidnapped and tortured to discover wether it was of his own free will. just a theory =]

    • Aeylid

      To find someones true name, you have to completely understand the person in question. Galbatorix has never met Eragon and I think it doubtful that any of his pet magicians have been able to eavesdrop on Eragon’s mind to learn enough about him: without Eragon knowing.

    • WhiteFang

      I think the name that he is looking for isnt eragons but that of the ancient language. If he could get that than he would have control over magic 

  • Firesword

    Doesn’t nasuada want whats best for the varden though. Even if galbatorix was killed there’s still people who are a threat to the varden. if she gets rid of the magic users it would be a disaster to them.

  • Benforden

    My theory is that Eragon has just killed Galbatorix, and as a result Nasuada is killing Eragon as he no longer has a use. i think this because Nasuada is always making comments on how she should deal with magic users as they can avoid proper punishment by using magic to escape. So if Nasuada wants to remove the problem of magic users then the logical course would be to kill them all, including Eragon

    • Saphiralover

      But i dont think she would, what with all the stuff Eragon has done for her and the Varden. And her main priority is the Varden.

      • Aeylid

        I agree. And also; Eragon is a hero to the people of the Varden. If she were to condemn him to death, after removing the greatest threat to them, all of the Varden would rise against her, regardless of her past actions.
        Besides, they’re friends.

        • Saphiralover

          Yeah, and who in their right state of mind could kill a friend? Nasuada is smart, and would see these flaws. {Not trying to say youre not smart Benforden}

          • Arya’sEragon

            Besides, Eragon swore fealty to Nasuada, which is binding on both parts. Nasuada has to respect Eragon, just as Eragon has to respect her. Nasuada just couldn’t kill Eragon, they’re friends 🙂

    • Brisingr

      despite nasuadas dislike for magic users, two reasons she wouldnt kill eragon (even if they werent friends) are that she has already entrusted leadership of the varden to him and she herself understands the usefulness and practicability of magic (the whole fabric making scheme)

    • agentplaia

      no no eragon and or saphira would go on a rampage and kill everyone if their partner was killed

  • Arnav Gangal

    I think that Angelas prediction had a double meaning, when he said Eragon would leave Alagaesia and neves return. If you die, you would leave Earth, wouldn’t you? I think Eragon sacrifices himself to kill Galbatorix. And I wonder what will happen to Sloan…?

    • Bryanmcgrath

      but in eragons guide t alagasia or something he is alive and it is written after the events of today, also she predicted that he would have a long life or live forever, read it again lol

  • Firesword

    wow, i caaan’t wait for the fourth book to come out. I’m clawing the ground, and almost ripping my hair out for this last book. I wonder who was killed and who “left Eragon hanging bloodied off of manacles”. One thing is for sure, The inheritance cycle is the best. To all Inheritance lovers……se’ onr sverdar sitja hvass!!! 

  • Aeylid

    For all of those true to the Inheritance Cycle!

    Atra du evarinya ono varda.

    Atra esterni ono thelduin.

    and,

    Sé du istalri abr fyrn ethgri celöbra!

    Se’ onr sverdar sitja hvass!

    26 MORE DAYS!!! HOOAH!!! (one word, not two, like the Marines)

  • Inheritancefan

    sorry this is kind of long, I got a bit carried away although i would appreciate it if you read it all cuz i think i have some pretty good ideas going here………thanks to imlovinit, i’m going to build off your theory some if that’s okay :)………so what if Eragon was captured by the grey folk who guard the ROK/VOS? they would be powerful enough to overwhelm him even if he has his bodyguards with him (who everyone seems to have forgotten about). maybe blodgahrm (or however you spell it–blood-wolf, lead elf bodyguard, you know who I mean) was the character who just died. then angela could get a “moment of awesomeness” when she has to approach her kin (assuming she is a grey folk, which personally I think is extremely likely) to get him out. like imlovinit said, eragon figures out his true name while imprisoned (although i doubt it is eragon, for obvious reasons one of which he would be controlled by everyone he met and chris said he would never say any true names. interesting if it was the same as the original eragon tho…) and angela convinces the grey folk to allow him to try to enter the vault. She was exiled by them for her friendship with solembum, which is also why the werecats don’t like her, maybe the grey folk and werecats don’t get along??? what do u think? thx again to imlovin it for your brilliant idea 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • DSGKing

      Obviously I agree with you about the true name not being Eragon, but it’s funny because when you think about it, Eragon has made oaths and promises to every big player, so he kind of is controlled by everyone who knows him.

      • Benfordj

        i would suggest that Eragon’s true name is Brisingr because his sword reacts to it by bursting into flames and as he helped to forge it some of his personality went into it. Also another reason for my claim is that in the first book, when Eragon is telling Brom about which word he used to kill the urgals in Yazuac, he causually said brisingr without any magical intent and it is stated that the word makes him feel incredibly alive, plus this feeling could be linked to how sloan reacted when eragon uttered his true name.    

        • Guest

          I think that it’s unlikely that his true name will be a single word because if you go by Sloan’s true name that was multiple words not just one. I think Eragon definitely has a connection to Brisingr so it may be part of his true name or something but I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is his true name

        • Steph

           If it was just “Brisingr” , dont you think that Eragon is like,Not human anymore. He’s officially Fire. Its probably something with Brisingr in it, like “The fire that lights the darkness” “Fire that will defeat the darkness” type of thing. Even sloan’s true name was a phrase if i was not wrong and his character is made of Anti-Roran N Katrina,Katrina and things like that. Eragon would have a longerrr nameeee
          AND OMG 3 MORE DAYS I CANT WAIT!!!

  • Aeylid

    *sigh* It is always such, that during the meeting of people with opinions and those who want to share things about themselves, there is always going to be one who is dissatisfied with what is said or discussed.
    It is my belief that this site was created for such a purpose that those people who wanted to discuss what would happen in Inheritance would talk openly about what they thought. Or talk a little about themselves if so desired. Sadly, I must be mistaken. For not 10 hours ago, someone responded to one of my posts- a post I put up over a week ago- with F*ck You, Get a life.
    How am I supposed to take that? What is this person saying, not just about me, but about all of us who partake in this discussion board? All of us are eagerly waiting for the release of the final book. Is this person saying F*ck you to only me, or to all of us?

    F*ckYouAeylid, you have taken something fun and exciting and turned it to something vulgar and sad. Hopefully, I speak for everyone else (and if I don’t, please, pray tell) that you have no business being on this site if that is all you have to say. I’m disappointed that such a person would say such things for no other reason than to be cruel.
    So did Elva say unto Eragon after lifting the curse, “Are you the judge of the world? Will you condemn me in the absence of wrongdoing merely because you do not approve? That way lies the depraved pleasure of controlling others for your own satisfaction. Galbatorix would approve.”
    And besides, you don’t know me. You don’t know what I do for a living.
    And so I leave it there. I have talked enough and I leave the others to be the judge to what I have spoken.

  • Aeylid

    *sigh* It is always such, that during the meeting of people with opinions and those who want to share things about themselves, there is always going to be one who is dissatisfied with what is said or discussed.
    It is my belief that this site was created for such a purpose that those people who wanted to discuss what would happen in Inheritance would talk openly about what they thought. Or talk a little about themselves if so desired. Sadly, I must be mistaken. For not 10 hours ago, someone responded to one of my posts- a post I put up over a week ago- with F*ck You, Get a life.
    How am I supposed to take that? What is this person saying, not just about me, but about all of us who partake in this discussion board? All of us are eagerly waiting for the release of the final book. Is this person saying F*ck you to only me, or to all of us?

    F*ckYouAeylid, you have taken something fun and exciting and turned it to something vulgar and sad. Hopefully, I speak for everyone else (and if I don’t, please, pray tell) that you have no business being on this site if that is all you have to say. I’m disappointed that such a person would say such things for no other reason than to be cruel.
    So did Elva say unto Eragon after lifting the curse, “Are you the judge of the world? Will you condemn me in the absence of wrongdoing merely because you do not approve? That way lies the depraved pleasure of controlling others for your own satisfaction. Galbatorix would approve.”
    And besides, you don’t know me. You don’t know what I do for a living.
    And so I leave it there. I have talked enough and I leave the others to be the judge to what I have spoken.

    • Saphiralover

      Yeah i agree with you Aeylid, and i soooo told that person what was up.

      • Aeylid

        Thank you Saphiralove, for your understanding. I appreciate it. You are a person who understands the purpose of this site. During my above post, I refrained from answering his vulgarity with threats, so please, don’t sink to his level.

        However, I will leave him with this. I would love to see him say “Get a F*cking life” to my face, when I’m wearing my uniform and fighting for his freedom of speech, overseas, with all my buddies standing behind me.

        Se’ onr sverdar sitja hvass!

        Sé du istalri abr fyrn ethgri celöbra!

        Du Liduen-Kvaedhi.

        —>( http://inheritance.wikia.com/w… )

        • Saphiralover

          Thank you, you know, for fighting. And i will refrain from sinking to anyone else’s level again.

          • Aeylid

            Se’ onr sverdar sitja hvass!

        • JustAThought

          Except you just sunk to that level by pulling the “I fight for you” card.  If you are truly in the military because you care about America and it’s ideals and people, then you shouldn’t EVER be playing that card to make you seem better than someone else, because all it does is make you look like a pompous and arrogant representation of the heroes who fight so our lives can go on as they always have.  Just think about how you are representing the military the next time you try and belittle someone by making yourself sound superior, because honestly any person can read their comment and discern for themselves that the person, unprovoked, insulting you is rude and unwarranted. I am not saying that he was in the right, because he wasn’t, but the fact that you turned around and made yourself a martyr to belittle him is no better, it is only disrespectful to all of the military whom you were just representing.

          Like you said but failed to follow through with, you don’t know me. You don’t know what I do for a living.

    • Matt

      I agree with what is said. Good on you for speaking up.

      (for everyone)
      For future refereance if you don’t agree with what someone has said don’t comment! Simple.

    • Shurt’ugal

      Brilliant speach!
      Well said!!!!1
      😀

  • Ncjessica

    Umm… I personally think he will be captured in Morzan’s castle which is now probably used by Murtagh and Galby or one of them.(or those that make Galby’s dungeon now?)  And he escape there with those mind magic thing (magic without saying ancient languages) and Galby is present in that castle and Eragon kills him? It’s kinda stupid, but that’s the only reasonable theory I can think of whith the facts that it was done almost at the end of the story. For the one dying at the same time or around that time, it might be Murtagh killed by Eragon or he did the suicide seeing all the terrible things he did (that’s very unlikely thing, but who knows?).Or like others said, it might be the one of the elves/people that was captured with him or was trying to free him.
      And what if Arya was captured with him or was trying to rescue him, but got killed herself instead? Then Eragon will be angry and in grief and escape there by himself and might kill Galby. It’s really my pure imagination with no reason, but you know, it could happen. It happened with Brom when he killed Morzan, he was in grief for Selena.
     Now that I think about it, Sapharia might be the one who get killed and producing the same result.
     Well, I hope that my unreasonable theory was at least a little bit helpful  to other fans.
     (I might have got lots of grammer wrongs, but the true is I really suck at those things. I can’t help it. I’m sorry if that’s irritating you.)
     

    • Aeylid

      No problem about the grammar stuff! Happens to Everyone at some point ! 😉
      I doubt Sapharia will be the one to die. Galby doesn’t even want her dead.
      I don’t know about any of your other theories, but thanks for posting them!!!

    • Ed39970

      You guys have forgotten about jeod and his quest to find a secret tunnel. I bet you that he will find one!

  • Tenga

    I’m reading alot of these comments cringing because many of your theories have already been ruled out either in previous books or by comments from Christopher Paolini himself. I have many theories of my own (which I would not arrogantly presume to be right, as there is a much larger chance of them being wrong.) One theory, which has nothing to do with ‘eragon being chained in a dungeon’ is that of the green rider. I personally would love for it to be Arya, however this doesn’t seem likely for many reasons including her age and the fact that it is the obvious and it would make for a much more interesting read if CP strayed from the obvious. Instead I believe the new rider will be one of the two Elven children residing in Ellesmera, due to the fact that the green signifies the Elves and CP hinted at the children having a much greater role in the fourth books. Of course, there are arguments against this theory, such as the childrens’ ages, twelve years old, incredibly young by the elves and even human standards as the common age for elves in the past to be ‘tested’ was twenty years old. That and the futile possibility of the Varden or Elves successfully securing the green egg from Galbatorix in the first place.However, these could be easily overcome in the storyline but we will all just have to wait for the story to be finally released!

    • Ncjessica

       Well, I’m sorry my theories had been ruled out already, but I don’t have that much spare time to read all those comments. Oh, and did CP himself said one of my theories already? Well, that’s good! my theories are correct! (Can you tell me where he said it if you have any spare times? Cause I have no idea.)

    • Shurt’ugal

      CP said that the third rider had been in all 3 books

  • I am bouncing off the walls here. Why does the book have to be released on Tuesday, not Saturday? I’m not going to be able to pay attention in school at all. (Yes, I know it’s in ebook. Call me old-fashioned, I’m getting a paper copy. And yes, I’m still in school.)
    I doubt Arya will be the next Rider, I think Mr. Paolini is giving us a red herring there. My theory? The last egg is a wild dragon that the Riders were given, but the Fall occurred before they could have the ceremony.
    Because of the nature of this page, I think I have to give my theory. I believe that Eragon is captured by Murtagh-the whole last book had them showing up and let’s face it one Eldunari won’t help much. I am assuming that “not Galbatorix’s dungeon” means simply not in Uru’baen.
    That’s it for now. *stares at countdown*

    • Saphiralover

      I know what you mean! Im not going to be able to focus in school either! But Glaeders Eldunari seemed to be pretty powerful, and Glaeder is pretty wise, so he could always help Eragon and Saphira when they need it.

      • Oh! Had a thought while napping in Algebra (gave myself writer’s block).
        The source of Galbatorix’s power is the Eldunari, right? So what would happen if Eragon and Arya freed them? Wouldn’t he become a normal magician?

        • Aeylid

          Yes. If Galby was stripped of all of his Eldunari, he would be no more powerful that a normal Dragon Rider. He would undoubtedly, still be pretty powerful. 

        • Saphiralover

          He would be powerful still but he would be waaay less powerful then he is with all those Eldunari and haha perfect excuse not to take notes! I should try that! But it seems it would be really hard to find where he keeps all those Eldunari { possibly the Vault Of Souls } and let alone more diffucult to free them. Eragon would eiter need A LOT of help or ALOT of power to do that, even with Saphiras help.

          • I would just take the notes, I nearly failed the NB check. I don’t think he could do it by himself…but if Arya, (insert name of Green Rider here), Murtagh, and Glaedr all helped, they might have a chance. Or possibly the Eldunari will simply break free of Galbatorix’s hold?
            This is unrelated, but-what if Shruikan is dead? We’ve never seen him (the movie doesn’t count). That could be why Galbatorix (he has waaay too long a name) hasn’t joined the battle? Perhaps he is trying to make Greeni hatch for him.

          • Saphiralover

            Really? I passed my NB check. But still, that would explain why he has spent so much time in his castle. And maybe the 7 words Brom told him were the true name of Shruiken not Galbatorix, cause i seem to see a lot of that around here but i have never seen the idea that it is Shruikens true name, but if he is dead, maybe it could be used for his Eldunari.

      • squirrelsocks

        SAME! I’ve got an English exam scheduled for the the 8th, so I probably won’t be able to concentrate 🙂 but at least it will be finished on the day and i can run to the book shop straight after school, then read all night long 😀

        I really hope Glaedr can heal his wounded soul in time to help Eragon defeat Galby and Murtagh 😀

    • Ed39970

      I think vanir will be the new dragon rider! It says that he will come back in this book with more importance. He is a great sword fighter because he was eragons sword fighting trainer when he was in elesmera. Also he is a very powerful magician because when eragon put him in a body binding spell he undid it without any words from the ancient language. Besides he is an elf so it would make fairness between the races. It only makes sense. This is unexpected so why wouldnt CP do it?

      • Ed39970

        Also you all are forgetting about jeod’s mission to find a tunnel into uru baen. I really think he is going to find one and that the varden are going to get the last egg for Vanir. Maybe jeod might die… Maybe idk.

        • Ed39970

          I also think that roran and katrina’s child might be a pretty important person. Maybe eragon will bless him/her and they will be powerful

          • Thunderbirdbw

            I’m not sure that Eragon is really going to be wanting to bless anyone anytime soon.

      • Steph

        Erm..Was Vanir in Book 1? I read that one 10 years ago in a library. Old tattered edition. But i dont remember seeing any elves in Eragon(As in,book 1. Not the guy.) unless you count Arya and Faolin and Glenwing and whoever else..

  • Anonymous

    Ok so everyone is always talking about who the rider of greeni will be, but honestly how in the hell are eragon and the varden even going to get greeni’s egg in the first place??  Think about it, Galby’s already lost Saphira’s egg to the Varden and see what trouble that caused him.  Do you think he’s just gonna leave it out for anyone to snatch?  Of course not.  He obviously will have put A TON of protection around it be it magic, guards, whatever.  It is not going to be easy at all and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Varden don’t get a hold of it until the later half of the book. 

    The only way I can honestly see the Varden get a hold of it, and the most likely way, is that Murtagh and Thorn give it to Eragon or some other traitor in galby’s court.  I don’t think anyone will be able to sneak in and get it so it’ll take someone from the inside like Murtagh or a new member of Galby’s court we don’t know to do it.  Murtagh doing that would probably show a change in character that might change his true name too… so two birds with one stone?

    That or maybe Eragon steals it when he breaks out of a prison.

    I don’t know what’ll happen but it’ll be a pretty intense and a great part of the book.
     I’d love to hear what you guys think could happen.

    • angeleyes1511

      i was thinking along the same theory about Murtagh getting the green egg to Eragon..i also think that Murtagh might be the 1 who dies in the 4th book..possibly Galby kills him for being a traitor?..i personally don’t think Murtagh is serving Galby willingly…he wud’nt have let Eragon live in eldest if tht were the case.i dont think Murtagh will be able to kill Eragon n im not talking power here,i feel Muratgh has brotherly feelings for Eragon..he is after all his kid brother..

      as for the new rider i think tht it culd be tht teenage girl tht Angela cast dragon bones for…she said she only offered to read the fate of the people tht Solembum talks to…what else could be so special about this girl?..i mean i culd be completely wrong but its something to think about ….dont u guys think?

    • Oromis

      I think that the egg may be hidden in Morzan’s castle, and Murtagh may retrieve it and give it to Eragon (assuming he is not serving Galbatorix willingly, which I don’t personally think he is).

  • Anonymous

    Katrina could die in childbirth…

  • Aeylid

    Sorry, but I can not see Roran as the next rider. He’s going to be the next king of Alagaesia! What would become of Katrina?

    And I don’t think CP will kill her off either because he has put so much
    into Roran and her, it would just be wrong for her to die. AND!!! She’s
    pregnant. Don’t forget that!!!

    I know it seems extremely obvious, but I truely think the last egg will
    hatch for Arya. I mean really, who else is better suited, from the
    story, to be the next rider. It would solve many problems, especially
    for Eragon.

    It wont be Nasuada because she has to lead the Varden and wont have time
    to raise a dragon. It wont be Angela, she’s one of the Grey Folk
    (Brisingr, pg 132-136) and they were not included in the original of
    changed spell allowing Dragon Riders.

    Please respond. I am greatly interested in others opinions.

    Se’ onr sverdar sitja hvass!

    Sé du istalri abr fyrn ethgri celöbra!

    Du Liduen-Kvaedhi.

    —>( http://inheritance.wikia.com/w… )

    • angeleyes1511

      i think Arya is most likely to become the next rider compared to every1 else….but i kinda have this feeling that Nasuada’s gonna die….just a feeling in my gut…

  • Master Glaedr

    Wow, if CP is writing this near the end of book 4, then this could lead to the fact that Eragon dies in book four. You never know i could be wrong but i could be right 😛

    • Alanwoods99

      I really hope you are wrong, no offence. If you are correct that means Eragon will die which would cause all…well many of the fans to become enraged.

  • Anonymous

    If Roran becomes the next rider, I think CP will kill off Katrina.  She’d be a distraction or hinderence to Roran’s connection with his dragon and her death would let his new dragon fill that void and help him through.  I personally don’t think this will happen but it was a thought I had.

  • Anonymous

    If Roran becomes the next rider, I think CP will kill off Katrina.  She’d be a distraction or hinderence to Roran’s connection with his dragon and her death would let his new dragon fill that void and help him through.  I personally don’t think this will happen but it was a thought I had.

  • Anonymous

    maybe the vault of souls is in the abandoned castle that eragon sees on his flight from farthen dur to ellesmera.  it’s on page 579 in brisingr hard back

  • Minhal7

    thumbs up if you cant wait for the 4th book to come out but will be sad that the series is over

    • Saphiralover

      Thumbs up!

      • Aeylid

        Thumbs Up! But think. The story will never be over as long as there are devote fans who will continue to make up more stories themselves to fit in with the main storyline. Short stories and other such things.

        Sé du istalri abr fyrn ethgri celöbra!

        Du Liduen-Kvaedhi.
        —>( http://inheritance.wikia.com/w… ) 

  • Kingcounty1

    I think the vault of souls and the rock of kuthien actually might be related to galbatorixs castle, like maybe the egg is stored in the vault of souls inside the castle or something. Doesn’t really make sense but I like the dwarven theory also….. I feel like Kuthien is a dwarven god or something…….

    • Saphiralover

      Maybe youre right because his castle was built onto the old Elven castle that was already there and maybe the Vault of Souls is there because its Elven, and maybe the Rock of Kuthian is about a dwarven god because maybe the Elves and Dwarves were trying to make peace and something went wrong which is why they seem to hate each other and no one remembers or knows where the Vault of Souls or the Rock of Kuthian are.

  • pearce

    bsims08..i disagree, do you really think that eragon would be so easy to capture, especially by a newer and less experienced rider?

    • James

      what about murtagh? he was new and defeated eragon. although he had eldunari to help

  • Bsims08

    bridget will be the new rider and team up with galby. murtagh will have switched over to the good side with eragon and bridget will have replaced him. murtagh is killed and so is thorn by galby and bridget. eragon is captured by bridget and tourtured by her

  • Bsims08

    bridget will be the new rider and team up with galby. murtagh will have switched over to the good side with eragon and bridget will have replaced him. murtagh is killed and so is thorn by galby and bridget. eragon is captured by bridget and tourtured by her

    • Saphiralover

      Thats a good idea, but i dont think that Murtagh and Thorn would be so easy to kill. 

    • Ncjessica

      I’m sorry I’m interrupting you with those really bad questions, but who’s bridget? Were there even one called bridget? No, offense. I have really bad memories anyway.
      But I will have to wait at least a day to be with my books again.

      • squirrelsocks

        Its Birgit. From Carvahall? Bsims08 is probably referring to the fact that she still hasn’t forgiven Roran for her husbands death. 😀

      • squirrelsocks

        Its Birgit. From Carvahall? Bsims08 is probably referring to the fact that she still hasn’t forgiven Roran for her husbands death. 😀

  • Minhal7

    to shaphiraloverthey were hidden and garded before only riders new about them but galby got them why cant it happen again and galby dosnt have daughter because he never was loved

    • Saphiralover

      I would be shocked if he was ever loved. And i suppose it could happen again, but it would be close to impossible…at least it seems that way to me. I think that Eragons true name might be a place, and that might be where they are or something different like that.

    • Aeylid

      First off.. grammar alert!!! Next… I foresee Eragon rescuing the Elenduri from Galby and afterwards they will want Eragon to destroy them so they can finally be at peace. Thus, never again will anyone be able to become as powerful as Galbatorix by enslaving the dragon’s heart of hearts.

      Se’ onr sverdar sitja hvass!

      • Minhal7

        sheesh don’t have to be so mean I don’t think the dragons will want to be destroyed

  • Minhal7

    to shaphiraloverthey were hidden and garded before only riders new about them but galby got them why cant it happen again and galby dosnt have daughter because he never was loved

  • Minhal7

    to shaphiraloverthey were hidden and garded before only riders new about them but galby got them why cant it happen again and galby dosnt have daughter because he never was loved

  • when tenga said he was finding the answer to fire heat lightning and light he meant the spell that oromis said was theoretically possible but no one had made it, the one about extracting energy from fire and stuff, and he’ll probably realise that the spell is in the vos and as he is travelling there he meets eragon who is going there as well and eragon opens the vault with his name and as thanks for his help tenga gives him the spell and eragon defeats galby with it because it is the only thing that would provide him with enough power to do so and they all live happily ever after and I probably need to take a breath now…

  • when tenga said he was finding the answer to fire heat lightning and light he meant the spell that oromis said was theoretically possible but no one had made it, the one about extracting energy from fire and stuff, and he’ll probably realise that the spell is in the vos and as he is travelling there he meets eragon who is going there as well and eragon opens the vault with his name and as thanks for his help tenga gives him the spell and eragon defeats galby with it because it is the only thing that would provide him with enough power to do so and they all live happily ever after and I probably need to take a breath now…

  • alfa abr andlat

    he must have either been forced or on a accident killed arya and is trapped in the elves dungeun and because he loves arya he feels like dying

    • Aeylid

      Interesting.

      Elf of Death I presume? Translated literally. Why did you call yourself that I wonder?

      I had to search through each of the 3 books dictionaries and the web,
      ( http://inheritance.wikia.com/wiki/Ancient_Language )
      to find out what your name meant! The word andlat in particular.

    • Aeylid

      Interesting.

      Elf of Death I presume? Translated literally. Why did you call yourself that I wonder?

      I had to search through each of the 3 books dictionaries and the web,
      ( http://inheritance.wikia.com/wiki/Ancient_Language )
      to find out what your name meant! The word andlat in particular.

      • Aeylid

        If any were curious about my name, it is the misspelled name of the ancient elves in TES Oblivion. The correct spelling is Ayleid. Unfortunately, I recognized my mistake too late. I had already made the e-mail and attached to a few things, so I just rolled with it.

        • FuckyouAeylid

          get a fucking life

          • Saphiralover

            Hey! Thats not nice and i wont tolerate it! Obviously YOU need to get the fucking life man otherwise why else would you be reading these and feeling so low about yourself that you need to make someone else feel small? Love to see you answer that smart ass. Deal with ME next time.

    • Aeylid

      Interesting.

      Elf of Death I presume? Translated literally. Why did you call yourself that I wonder?

      I had to search through each of the 3 books dictionaries and the web,
      ( http://inheritance.wikia.com/wiki/Ancient_Language )
      to find out what your name meant! The word andlat in particular.

  • rbnguevara

    Becauses this is called the inheritance cycle and everything up till now has been linked to the series name it its clear to me certain events will happen.
    1. Queen Islanzadi will die in battle she is the elf who’s funeral takes place in the book not oromis and Arya will inherit her mothers role as queen however misty likley choose to pass her crown to someone else since elves can should they choose not to lead. She most likely won’t become the new rider but it is a possibility
    2. I believe Nasuada will become the new green rider and relinquish her command to Roran who will become king since it is obvious he is of Royal decent. Also Nasuada has no family ties left with the Varden and she is very passionate about protecting them. She is also young enough to be the best fit for the new rider.
    3.I heard a very believable rumor that a woman snapped a few photos of some pages from book 4 with her iphone and has sent them out over the web and to friends via picture mail I am still researching the validity of this and if it is true it will be a great disgrace to CP. I hope it is false.

    • Rbnguevara

      Posted this from my phone sorry for misspelled words.

  • Aeylid

    I was just reading through Eldest, pg 329, Chapter Elva, and I had an epiphany! I have read opinions on who the character is that dies, other than dear old Galby, and I think I finally have something to add. What if the Character that dies is in fact Elva? What if she gives her life freely to save someone else or try to save someone? Maybe Eragon? Nasuada?

    Just my little opinion for the night: 2300, 11:00 pm for you civilians 😉

    Thoughts anyone? I am very interested to hear yours.

  • Swifty

    okay I posted some of this a couple of months ago on a different thread. Everyone thinks arya is his soulmate, understandably so, but I am unconvinced for ONE reason. In eldest, I believe, there is an elf maiden at the blood oath celebration who eragon dances with and who recites that poem about “someone” flying away from her. She then recites it again as he leaves on saphira from ellesmera.
    I am of the opinion that cp puts all of these little things in for a reason and they always come back later with bigger meanings. Thus, I think she is quite important and might be the arya replacement if things dont work out there.

    ALSO, wat if the rock of kutthian and the vault of souls are dwarven? The VOS couldeasily be a highly sacred and secretive dwarven burial chamber. They do bury their dead underground, making it an actual “vault of souls”. Often very valuable things are buried with people and this vault might hold something of extraordinary power. The ROK would easily fit the bill as a holy place of the dwarf religionnamed for one of theirgods. After all, who else would be more likely to name a rock. I vaguely recall orik taking eragon to that sacred place woith the stone trees but I dont recall it having much tio do woith the plot at the time. It could be revisited as the location of the VOS.

    • Aeylid

      That is a very interesting theory about the VOS and the ROK. I never considered them to be Dwarven. Although, I would wonder what could be in a Dwarven burial chamber that could give Eragon strength enough to defeat Galbatorix. And I also doubt that Eragon’s true name would open a Dwarven tomb.

      Just my two cents. Still think you have a good idea.

      • Benfordj

        could it be Bi’daum’s eliundi (sorry about spelling) i am unsure about references and evidence here but in Eldest when Gannel is showing Eragon the temple he shows Eragon I who is said to have sat patiently for the dwavern artisans, could it be that Ergaon I was possibly honoured by the Dwarves and so they built him a shrine in STone (perhaps in a time before the Dwarves wrote downtheir history or perhaps it is was because Eragon I was an elf not human that Eragon I was adopted into a dwarf clan like Eragon, and that is why orik didn’t mention it to eragon when he accepted adoption into dugrimst ingiteum) if that makes sense  

    • angeleyes1511

      Interesting theory ,but i have a feeling that the ROK might be on Vroengard.
      And im gonna have to disagree with you on the soulmate thing.Arya IS his soulmate for two reasons actually.One being that when Angela read Eragon his fate she said his love would be of noble lineage and Arya is a princess.Secondly i dont think CP would have spent so much time on their feeling for each other if they werent meant to be.Theres a chapter in Brisingr when Arya finds Eragon on his way back from Helgrind,she heals his injured hand even though she knew perfectly well that he was capable of doing so himself,and then lets go of his hand as if realizing what she did.i think this is enough to believe that Arya infact has feelings for Eragon and is in denial.

      Atleast thats what i think..

  • Sverd_Fricai

    I have this sucker pre ordered on my knidle… midnight of the 8th, I have it!

    • Saphiralover

      Im jealous!

  • Sheol

    Your sense matches your grammar my friend… nuff said

  • Akward Turtle

    The dungeon belongs to galbitorixes daughter who has a elf mother and was brought up by the elves for the first 50 years and then galby captures her and that is what was keeping him buisy  since he broke all the elundari. and she is the one who eragon will have the epic romance with!

    • Aeylid

      Where’d you get Galby has a daughter? Even if he did, do you really think the elves would have raised her, or even let her live? And what Elf would consent to share a bed (or wall) with that traitorous, thrice blasted, egg breaking murderer?
      And have you even read the other 3 books? The romance is with Arya, for better of doomed. And even if you meant Arya, she is over a hundred years old.

      • Saphiralover

        YEAH!! Go Aeylid! I mean seriously, that would have to be  a deranged Elf!!!

        • Aeylid

          Thank you Saphiralover. I really like the Eragon Cycle and can not wait to get the book. I actually have the whole hard cover series on pre-order from amazon for $62. Great deal!
          Se’ onr sverdar sitja hvass!

          • Saphiralover

            Im jealous!

    • Saphiralover

      No offense…but i doubt that would happen

    • Akward Turtle

      What if it was before Galby went mad, so she would be grown up before he starts the dragon war! And i didn’t mean Ayra! Just a theory, just something difference!

  • imloveinit

    i think that Eragon is in the dungeon of the grey folk and it was them who guard they Vault of Souls, and he tryed to break in but they stopped him thinking he serves galbatorix and while in the dungeon Eragon thinks over his life and discovers his true name and is released because his true name is the same as the first Eragon, and his true name is actually just Eragon!

    • MythBuster

      I doubt that is his true name. If it was, Anybody could have control over him just by saying hi.

  • Zoelander

    hey! I got a question for all you inheritance fans!!! Is the rock of Kuithian (however you spell that) one of the forsworn’s dragon’s hearts of hearts? I’m doubting it sometimes cuz how is eragon remembering the name??? with the banishing of the names he would have forgotten it by now. BUT it makes sense cuz aray and Oromis both got some sorta clue as to what it is and it is not quite there. like, “a half forgotten dream”… SOOOOO  i’m gettin kinda lost here…. any theories? 

  • Sworley8

    The new rider has to be Arya. Her magic is green, and everything about her says green. I think the Rock of Kutuian is the cache for eldunarí and it’s named after a Forsworn Dragon, explaining why Oromis, Glaedr, and Arya have heard of it, but can’t remember where they heard it. The menoa tree will take Brom’s 7 words from Eragon, and Eragon and Arya will leave Alagaseia forever

  • Minhal7

    but that will take years and eragon didn’t really finish his training he just took a shortcut he has to completly train the new rider and then protect alagaesia from another tyrant

    • Saphiralover

      Uhhhh why will there be another tyrant after Galbatorix? 

    • Saphiralover

      Uhhhh why will there be another tyrant after Galbatorix? 

      • Minhal7

        people can get used to power and if a mad elf or magician or shade finds the hearts of heartrs he can become more powerfull then galbatorix because galbatorix was human not elf

        • Saphiralover

          well dont you think that Eragon and Saphira would either use them all or hide them forever?

          • Minhal7

            they were hidden and garded before only riders new about them but galby got them why cant it happen again and galby dosnt have daughter because he never was loved

        • Saphiralover

          well dont you think that Eragon and Saphira would either use them all or hide them forever?

    • Saphiralover

      Uhhhh why will there be another tyrant after Galbatorix? 

  • Glaedr

    i gotta agree with saphiralover…
    its most prolly the dwarf clan that gt exiled that captured and tortured him so that saphira would go to his rescue and then they could kill her also.

    • Saphiralover

      Thank you!!! you are the first to ever agree with one of my theories!

      • Aeylid

        Here me out first. When the Dwarf clan Az Sweldn rak Anhuin(input weird thing over u) started the feud with Eragon in book 2, it was only to set themselves against him in anyway they could. They would not, however, harm a guest Against all customs of the dwarfs). They were also aghast when the found out that is was their grimsborith that orchestrated the attack on Eragon in book 3. If it was a dwarf that kidnapped Eragon, it would have been Vermund(input weird thing over u), the exiled grimsborith. The clan as a whole would not be so stupid, even in their rage at Eragon and Saphira, to endanger what was left of their clan with a clan war.

  • AJ Raith

    Just to throw this out there anyone thought of Angela as the next rider just saying. Shes lived longer than most humans being a rider and hiding it would uncover a lot. Along with the reason Oromis has heard of her

    • Saphiralover

      Yeah i wondered the same thing cuz she seems like shes been everywhere!!! It would be an interesting twist in the story, after all.

    • shes a grey folk get over it. and she cant be a rider, only elves and humans can

  • Xei

    OMG. OMG. OMG. IM HYPERVENTALLATING. FORTH BOOK. MUST. GET. NOW. *nosebleed-faint*

  • helloitsme

    Eragon’s capture is a setup by the werecats. in the king cat chapter it mentions that the reason they support the varden now is that galby showed his weakness by not wanting to kill eragon. this would only be a weakness if there is some possible gain in eragon being captured. and since he wont die if he is they are able to exploit that weakness and gain the mysterious not-yet-clear advantage.

    • DSGKing

      I agree with the line of thought that Galby being arrogant enough about his own strength that he will probably refuse to kill Eragon no matter what the situation will lead to a winning strategy, but CP stated that Eragon was NOT imprisoned by Galby or his forces. I don’t see how any other group could imprison him as part of the above mentioned strategy, unless it was a false attempt to join Galby in order to get close to him.

      • Saphiralover

        It could be that dwarf clan, and besides Galby would never kill or hurt Eragon in any way because Saphira is the last female dragon and everyone is trying to convince Eragon that Galby is trying to start a new Race of Dragons and if he hurts Eragon then she would rather he killed her first. Anyways, the one dwarf clan that got exiled from their halls prolly hates Eragon more now, so it was prolly them that captured him.

  • Anonymous

    the two people leaving in eragon’s vision in eragon are nasuada and murtagh.

  • Eragon’sUncle

    I’m waiting patiently for book 4 to come out, but I, as a casual fan, don’t feel like waiting till midnight to buy a copy when I KNOW it’ll probably be sold out by the time my turn in line comes… Still waiting, though.

    • Saphiralover

      Hahah why dont you order it online?

    • Saphiralover

      Hahah why dont you order it online?

    • Saphiralover

      Hahah why dont you order it online?

    • Saphiralover

      Hahah why dont you order it online?

  • Asdbobfani

    Oh Shit i just realised that its ~50days until the release of the book! O_o

    • Saphiralover

      I know im so damn pumped!!! I cant wait!!!

  • Travis Martin

    Could the vault of souls be the place storing the prior Eragon’s, (The first ever rider) Eldunari?  Not sure whether my grammar and spelling is correct, but I think this would be the source of power Eragon might need.  The only living thing older than Galbatorix with magical power.

    • Saphiralover

      It was never mentioned what ever happened to the original Eragon and his Dragon. So yes this theory could be correct :}

    • Rider Hendrik

      I think the vault of souls also contains the other dragons eldunari. They are infact souls, and it is a vault. I think that it’s galbotorix place where he keeps the eldunari. He must have over a hundred. So thats a vault of souls. Eragon is going to free them, with his true name, wich he must find of course.I think it’s somewere on a island, maybe vroengard.

  • Boxer B

    Solembum states that Eragon has to state his name to enter the vault of souls, I reckon this has to be his true name, which could have something to do with the seven words Brom whispered in his ear, which would make sense as Eragon is inquisitive about learning his true name. Any other ideas in regards to a link between true name and vault of souls?

    • Silverleaf

      well sorry to sound like a fool but the 7 words the brom whispered to eragon,  never really got it and its been talking about the menoa tree takes away those 7 word… are they like playing a big role?

  • Minhal7

    roran cant be the new rider because i think he would  be king or nasuada will be. and arya will be the new rider and i dont think eragon will leave alagaiesia because he has to train the new rider. sorry for all the spelling mistakes.

    • Saphiralover

      He can do that and then leave because he would train Arya and then they would leave after they won the battle :]

      • Minhal7

        but that will take years and eragon didn’t really finish his training he just took a shortcut he has to completly train the new rider and then protect alagaesia from another tyrant

  • Gustav

    Just saying..if Arya isn’t the new Rider, I will be so pissed. Eragon should not be with anyone else, especially because CP has wasted so much time discussing Eragon’s struggle trying to get in her pants.

  • Adam Rasool99

    Eragons not a human any more and cp said the new rider has been in all the books so far. also just because eragons not described as tall doesn’t mean that hes not.

  • Adam Rasool99

    Eragons not a human any more and cp said the new rider has been in all the books so far. also just because eragons not described as tall doesn’t mean that hes not.

  • Adam Rasool99

    Eragons not a human any more and cp said the new rider has been in all the books so far. also just because eragons not described as tall doesn’t mean that hes not.

  • Adam Rasool99

    Eragons not a human any more and cp said the new rider has been in all the books so far. also just because eragons not described as tall doesn’t mean that hes not.

    • Saphiralover

      Yeah and he could grow taller, he does kinda live forever anyways…that is, if hes not killed. And hes not a full Elf yet so hes kinda an inbetween..

    • all the other characters in the dream scene could be dwarves

  • DSGKing

    I have to admit that despite being an avid fan of the series I’m not nearly as dedicated to ferreting out CP’s withheld secrets as most of you seem to be. That being said I think it’s fairly obvious that MOST of theories proposed on here have SLIGHT merit THEORETICALLY but logically both in the realm of the series and in general storytelling are rather absurd.

    Starting with the new rider and dragon, it’s been stated from the author that the fragment referenced in Eldest has NOTHING to do with the third egg or the third rider, so you can stop with that. Roran WILL NOT be the third rider for countless solid reasons that are as unyielding as the character himself. Arya is of course a possibility, for several reasons repeated over and over, and she is also possibly NOT for several reasons also repeated over and over. Nasuada is also a possibility(strength of character, position to encounter the egg and to be accustomed to the pressure, known for her mental prowess), but I find it far more likely that she will perish than become a Rider. Angela is a prime candidate(my favorite out of major characters to be the Rider) because of her many skills, her secret past(full of experience and knowledge), and CP’s assurances that she will be one of the most important/influencial characers of book 4(not exact wording but my interpreted meaning). The rider will NOT be a dwarf or urgal, nor Elva unless CP has dedicated a fair amount of the book to a complete personality change. The most likely possibility to me is an as of yet almost completely unknown character, since this would follow the trend of CP’s storytelling style. If the third rider is meant to be of any use(assuming they are on the Varden’s side), the character and dragon would need to either be accelerated with spells or the rider must be a character already possessing necessary skills(why I chose Angela as the prime main character).

    The main character killed near the end of the book, similar in time to Eragon’s imprisonment could be any character ranging from Blodgarm to Nasuada to Islanzadi to Murtagh to Thorn to Orik to Arya to Elva to Angela to Galby himself. I also am under the impression from how it was presented that CP inferred that Eragon was the killer, driven by extreme circumstances. If this is so, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is an unexpected kill, it could still be Murtagh and/or Thorn, for Eragon does not wish to kill them, but as seen by the conversation between Eragon and Nasuada after their second confrontation, he may have no choice but to kill or be taken when next they clash. The fact that CP claimed to have shed tears while writing the death does not eliminate any characters other than Galby, because as the writer he is likely to have grown a great affection for all of his characters outside of his Evil King.

    Eragon being imprisoned is not worth speculating about since basically all of the other loose ends of the book are unanswerable, and without at least some knowledge on those topics it’s hopeless to try and figure out who is holing him. Any of the major factions(Varden, dwarves, elves, urgals, werecats, freed Murtagh, unknown) other than Galby have the means to hold him, given the unknown plot of the upcoming book gives them a reason to do so.

    The Rock of Kuthian, although having the slim chance of being an Eldunari, seems almost certainly to be a landmark of some kind that marks the entrance tot he Vault of Souls, whether as a door, a portal, or in another way. The Vault of Souls WILL be a source of both power and knowledge, either Eldunari or something else entirely.

    Everyone seems very focused on Eragon’s dream for the first book, but I have yet to see mention or hear theory on his dream/vison(stated as such) from Brisingr(pg 252 hardback, last little paragraph before the chapter “Intersecting Sagas”) when he sleeps as Saphira flies. It’s of a circular stone city in the middle of an empty plain with a small girl wandering through it alone, singing a haunting melody. This is possibly a city in the Hadarac, or Doru Areaba(Rider’s Capital), and the location of the Rock of Kuthian/Vault of Souls, the location of the last egg if Galby has squirreled it away, or some other place of vast importance. As far the first dream goes, NO ONE seems to bother to actually focus on specific details, like that the two people, one of which is a woman, that are singled out are specifically noted as taller than the others, who are referred to as “silver-haired” but not old, implying elves or the mysterious Grey Folk. Eragon is NEVER referred to as paticularly tall, and neither are Roran or Katrina, so it seems unlikey that they are the people boarding. It is entirely possible, and surprisingly as of yet unmentioned, that this is an event from the past.

    I have no good theories for the Menoa Tree, or towards Eragon’s fate of leaving forever. I DO however have the opinion that those believing CP will have the Spine be a gigantic dragon are overreaching idiots who are TOO desperate for speculation and theories. That’s just ridiculous, this isn’t a horrible 6:30pm Scifi channel movie.

  • Scooter Tramp

    Greece?  What corner of Texas is that in? 

    • Saphiralover

      …i dont get it…was that supposed to be a joke? cuz…yeah…

      • Aeylid

        I agree… really scooter. try to know at least a little bit of geography. There is a Paris in Texas if that is what you were thinking about.

  • Anastasia

    does anybody know when will eragon 4 come to greece????

  • Anastasia

    well maybe the tree took his fertility and now he will not be able t have children????

    • Aeylid

      thats one of the things i thought of. interesting, eh?

    • Aeylid

      thats one of the things i thought of. interesting, eh?

      • Milbow267

        my god that actually fits extremely well

  • Anastasia

    i want arya t be the next rider but wouldn’ t it be nice the next rider to be eragon’s mother that would actually be alive???????

    • Saphiralover

      I dont think shes still alive because Murtagh said that Galbatorix made sure she was dead and they had a funeral or something like that.

      • Milbow267

        I believe the old lady with the young girl that Angela was future-telling for was Eragon’s mother actually. Boosh. 

  • Adam Rasool99

    maybe on the agaeti blodhrem the dragons gave eragon his own eldunari and that is what the menoa tree took from him and uses it to force him to leave alagaesia.i dont think that the rock of kuthian has anything to do with the banishing of the names because that would mean that eragon wouldnt be able to remember it.

    • Aeylid

      Only dragons posses an eldunari. A human does not.

  • Aeylid

    Ooo. thought. What did the tree take from Eragon? He said he fely a pain
    in his lower gut. hmmm. What did she take? I havent seen anyone ask
    that question anywhere.

  • Tabuback

    Has anyone considered that the ship in Eragon’s dream is not leaving forever but coming back? Maybe Ariya, Eragon and another rider (Murtag or green rider) leave and go to the distant place. then they say good bye and Ariya and the rider get back on the ship to go home, leaving Eragon behind. This is why he is crying. As the ship leaves saphira and the other dagon also say good bye. (possible relationship?) This explanes the two dragons circling in the sky above.

  • Tabuback

    Has anyone considered that the ship in Eragon’s dream is not leaving forever but coming back? Maybe Ariya, Eragon and another rider (Murtag or green rider) leave and go to the distant place. then they say good bye and Ariya and the rider get back on the ship to go home, leaving Eragon behind. This is why he is crying. As the ship leaves saphira and the other dagon also say good bye. (possible relationship?) This explanes the two dragons circling in the sky above.

  • AnimeSV11

          The dragon shown on the cover of Inheritance may in fact be an old dragon. I like the theory that its wrinkles on its scales are because it’s old. The first two books deliberately showed Saphira and Thorn with perfect, smooth scales. It makes sense because they’re young. If the dragon on the front of Inheritance is supposed to be a young dragon, then why does it have wrinkles on its scales like Glader does on the cover of Brisingr and his fold-out poster in the deluxe edition of Eldest. Maybe its some ancient dragon (Kuthian?) whose name was forgotten by nearly all because of a spell like the Banishing of the Names, guarding the Vault of Souls (cliche of Eldunari?).
           As for Eragon being tortured and dying in some dungeon, it could be a result of a punishment from the Varden or Roran. The overly jovial nature of Eragon’s relationship
    with Roran and Katrina seems to foreshadow a future rift, likely because they
    find out that he lied about Sloan’s death. Roran dismisses why Eragon stayed in
    Helgrind and him responding that Roran should, “never ask him about it”, far
    too easily. It could be foreshadowing for a rift and Eragon’s torture as a
    result, possibly due to Roran and Katrina’s reaction to him hiding Sloan’s
    fate.
           If this isn’t the case then maybe
    Eragon is being tortured because he killed a noble elf, likely Islanzandi. It
    is confirmed that we would see an elvish funeral and an elf would die in Book
    4, and a main character would die.

  • Robby The Sheath

    I think the green rider might be Angela. Angela will stay behind to help Alagaesia while Eragon and Arya leave forever together as Roran is crying as the Vardens new leader cause Nasuada is murdered. The alternative is that the green rider is the first dwarf rider and Angela is the character that dies. I also agree with Gustav’s theory: “Eragon kills Islanzadi (she tries to take throne after galbatorix, eragon does not approve, kills her and is imprisoned). Saved by Arya-denounces elf leadership- forced to leave alagaesia forever together.” 

    As for a more obscure theory, I would like to see Elva as the green rider and Jormunder be the king of Alagaesia. Lol

    • Saphiralover

      If Elva was the new Rider…like no one would trust her….and she thinks she can control Nasuada because of the curse Eragon put on her.

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    I think that Murtagh will kill Galby because… Well I don’t know it just seems something that CP would do, I mean if I wrote Galbys death I’d make it so Murtagh killed Galbys because it just seems right 😀

  • Rider Hendrik

    Look here at this page! I didn’t read it before but maybe you have but i want to share it with you 
    http://www.bol.com/nl/p/engelse-boeken/inheritance/1001004011292814/index.html#product_images
    (look at the third picture)

    • Grazza_96

      Did no one else look at this link? Look at it right now!!! IT’S A PAGE FROM THE NEW BOOK.

      • Rider Hendrik

        It looks like Roran is going to be killed by a great wall what is coming down.

  • Adam Rasool99

    eragon could be imprisoned by az sweldn rak anhuin also what if after galbatorix is killed shruikan is freed from the dark spells that galbatorix placed on him then he turns good. or if eragon and saphira manage to free shruikan and shruikan kills galbatorix because i says that galbatorix will be betrayed by the one closest to him.

  • Kenj99

    The new rider is going to be Nassuada.  Roran will become the new leader of the Varden.  Nassuada becoming the new rider will lead to the down fall of Murtagh because she showed him kindness and love when no one else did, and for the good of the Varden, she is will do anything for them, she will slay Murtagh. (If she does not kill him, he will end up being the one along the shore watching Eragon and her leave, his dragon will be dead)    The queen of the elves will be killed and Arya will take her place.  She will not go with Eragon nor will she become the Dragon Rider.  Eragon is in prison either at a werecat city or Urgal.  He is in the position as choice and it is another personal test for him to get over his hate for the Urgals.  Vault of Souls  and Kuthian are regarding some of the Forsworn and “forgoten” dragons.  The reason people half remember, and how it is always familiar but never recalled, is because it is the place where one of the Forsworn Dragons is dead at.  The curse on the forsworn names has kept its location hidden all this time…..    Just random thoughts….  Enjoy!

    • Saphiralover

      I think that Eragon will be imprisoned in a Dwarf dungeon because all the people of Az Swelden Rak Anhuin all hate Eragon so…why wouldnt they lock him up? I dont think that Arya stays behind cuz that means that Nasuada leaves with Eragon and i dont think that she would be able to get over it if she killed Murtagh…. Or what if its Murtagh and Nasuada that are leaving on the boat and its Eragon crying on the beach because Galbatorix killed Saphira? It could also be Roran crying on the beach because Eragon is leaving.

  • Inheritance Fan

    sorry if this is way out there, but i just wanna know if its plausible 🙂 so in the first book when brom told the story about the fall of the riders, he said that galbatorix stole shurikan from another rider, but never specified what happened to the black dragon’s original rider. could he/she be in hiding somewhere and come out to help eragon and saphira? it depends on when shurikan was stolen as to how much training he/she would have, but they could still lend some magic to the cause. its possible that their immortality and other rider qualities were taken away with the loss of their dragon, but not likely considering shurikan is still alive and it didnt happen to brom or galbatorix when their dragons died. ridiculous? possible? tell me what you think!

  • Inheritance Fan

    sorry if this is way out there, but i just wanna know if its plausible 🙂 so in the first book when brom told the story about the fall of the riders, he said that galbatorix stole shurikan from another rider, but never specified what happened to the black dragon’s original rider. could he/she be in hiding somewhere and come out to help eragon and saphira? it depends on when shurikan was stolen as to how much training he/she would have, but they could still lend some magic to the cause. its possible that their immortality and other rider qualities were taken away with the loss of their dragon, but not likely considering shurikan is still alive and it didnt happen to brom or galbatorix when their dragons died. ridiculous? possible? tell me what you think!

  • Inheritance Fan

    sorry if this is way out there, but i just wanna know if its plausible 🙂 so in the first book when brom told the story about the fall of the riders, he said that galbatorix stole shurikan from another rider, but never specified what happened to the black dragon’s original rider. could he/she be in hiding somewhere and come out to help eragon and saphira? it depends on when shurikan was stolen as to how much training he/she would have, but they could still lend some magic to the cause. its possible that their immortality and other rider qualities were taken away with the loss of their dragon, but not likely considering shurikan is still alive and it didnt happen to brom or galbatorix when their dragons died. ridiculous? possible? tell me what you think!

    • Rider Hendrik

      I don’t know, it’s possible i think, but when it comes to logic I think the original rider of shurikan is killed bij galby. I mean he is a cruel man and thereby would he be able to control shurikan when the connection between the original rider is still alive? I think that that connection is to strong to break.

  • Inheritance Fan

    sorry if this is way out there, but i just wanna know if its plausible 🙂 so in the first book when brom told the story about the fall of the riders, he said that galbatorix stole shurikan from another rider, but never specified what happened to the black dragon’s original rider. could he/she be in hiding somewhere and come out to help eragon and saphira? it depends on when shurikan was stolen as to how much training he/she would have, but they could still lend some magic to the cause. its possible that their immortality and other rider qualities were taken away with the loss of their dragon, but not likely considering shurikan is still alive and it didnt happen to brom or galbatorix when their dragons died. ridiculous? possible? tell me what you think!

  • Adam Rasool99

    the seven words could be a spell that brom invented that is really obscure and so it is nomally overlooked when people make wards so it could get past galbatorixs wards. i dont think it would bring omeone back to life because brom told eragon what they meant and if it could bring someone back to life then eragon probably would have brought a couple of peope back to life. eragon and arya will probably leave alagaesia together and the green egg will hatch for arya so saphira and the green dragon could get get together aswell also arya and eragon are both called shadeslayer now. also what if the vault of souls is where you go when you die and the green dragon is old like somebody said before and eragon resurrects them. also the seven words could be eragons true name.
     

  • Gustav

    1.        Arya is Green Rider      After or Before Galby death? I say after

    a.       If
    before: murtagh gets it for eragon

    2.       Eragon
    and Arya together

    a.       “Eragon
    and Arya’s relationship originally went in a completely different direction in
    the first draft of Eldest, a direction that, in retrospect, did not adhere to
    who they were at the time. Fixing that mistake was one of the most painful
    writing experiences I’ve had.” CP wants them together

    3.                           Islanzadi
    dies

    4.                           Roran
    dies- or saves himself with magic when the wall falls on him. If it is the
    case, he becomes new king of alagaesia

    5.                           Vault
    of souls = Vault of Eldunari

    6.                           Arya
    denounces elf leadership refuses leadership postmortem of Islanzadi

    7.                           Red
    eyed rabbits = shade rabbits

    8.                           Possible:
    Brisingr (sword) true name of metal, sword, or of Eragon himself

    9.                           Brom’s
    4 words? Back to life? Killing curse?

    10.                      Tenga-
    Old Grey Magician or whatever from a long time ago, who bound magic to ancient
    language

    11.            What does Saphira “inherit”?
             

    Possible:
    Nasuada is sister to Murtagh and Eragon…er, half sister. Selena is a ssllluttt

    Complete offshoot:

    Spine= Spine of a dragon-Old Eragon’s dragon. Eragon in
    vault of souls

    Eragon kills Islanzadi (she tries to take throne after
    galbatorix, eragon does not approve, kills her and is imprisoned). Saved by Arya-denounces elf
    leadership- forced to leave alagaesia forever together.

    • Huntress Wolf Eyes

      This is one of the weridest theories I have ever heard of… I really don’t think Nasuada is sister to Murtagh and Eragon because theres meant to be a ‘thing’ between Nasuada and Murtagh if your picking up what I’m putting down 😉

      The Seven words in AL that Brom told Eragon when he is dying, I think WILL mean something but I’m totally clueless at what??? o.O Any other theories of the Seven Words??

    • Gustav

      I meant 7 ahaha sorry. Also, the elves are the only ones who would be able to capture Eragon..

    • Gustav

      Also, vault of souls- no one can remember exactly why it sounds familiar (arya), just as people began to forget the names of the forsworn dragons. possible that the vault contains their true names, and with that power, eragon can control galby’s eldunari, true names being more powerful than the binding spells galby has on them-thus eragon okie dokes galby and wins.

    • Gustav

      Also, vault of souls- no one can remember exactly why it sounds familiar (arya), just as people began to forget the names of the forsworn dragons. possible that the vault contains their true names, and with that power, eragon can control galby’s eldunari, true names being more powerful than the binding spells galby has on them-thus eragon okie dokes galby and wins.

    • Gustav

      tenga being of the grey folk or w/e, he is able to locate vault of souls because he’s a boss..only one who isn’t affected by the banishing of the names of the forsworn dragons

    • Gustav

      tenga being of the grey folk or w/e, he is able to locate vault of souls because he’s a boss..only one who isn’t affected by the banishing of the names of the forsworn dragons

    • Gustav

      tenga being of the grey folk or w/e, he is able to locate vault of souls because he’s a boss..only one who isn’t affected by the banishing of the names of the forsworn dragons

  • Rider Hendrik

    I think that Angela is going to be the new rider, i’ve haven’t read it anywere but she does come forward the first book like CP said. Als look at the confirmed facts:
    Angela will play a large role in Book 4: “There is a lot more to Angela than meets the eye. If you like her, you’re in for a treat with Book Four. Angela gets several crowning moments of awesomeness therein.”And also by the way, Angela knows a lot, so i won’t be suprised if she’s is going to have much experience what is needed to defaut galbatorix. On the other side i think that Arya can be a possible Rider because all the facts wish we al know.

    • Huntress Wolf Eyes

      It would be interesting if Angela is the next rider because CP said she would be involved with a shade 😉 But my guess is that its an animal shade (Rabbit) and that Angelas rabbit repallent jumpers kill it :D.

      • Rider Hendrik

        Yes that’s true, but it would be epic xD and there is a chance that she is the new rider, I would love to see Arya as an rider. But is just as Huntress Wolf Eye said. She is i think not going to leave her people behind.

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    Personally I think Arya won’t be the next rider because she’ll be queen of the elves so why would CP make her both?. Also Roran will be King and [email protected]:disqus t die, I’m really not sure about how Saphira will find the Green Dragon but I’m still rooting for him to be wild.

    I mean we’ll have to wait but like hell I’m getting it on the first when it comes out

    • Saphiralover

      Well wouldnt he want to make Arya both….? Because if its not Arya it will prolly be someone else that pisses dwarves or Varden off even more. And besides Arya already never ages so if she became the next Rider it would fit, and her people might have a higher respect of her.

      • Huntress Wolf Eyes

        Yeah but then she’d have to stay and rule the elfs and then she couldn’t leave with Eragon can she?. 😀 I think it’d be quite funny if the next rider does piss them off but they’d be so happy to have another rider they couldn’t get that annoyed.

        Plus Eragon won’t age because hes a rider and all the riders live forever, so it won’t make a difference. Further more the Elfs like Eragon more now that hes more elfy so they could do the same for the new rider if their human XD

        • Saphiralover

          I like your theories!!!

          • Huntress Wolf Eyes

            I try 😉

        • Aeylid

          Eragon might have pissed the elfs off a little bit. member the Menoa tree? Yea. Elfs didnt like Eragon and Sapheria  attacking her.

          Ooo. thought. What did the tree take from Eragon? He said he fely a pain in his lower gut. hmmm. What did she take? I havent seen anyone ask that question anywhere.

  • KingEragon

    Everyone who says Saphira dies has not read Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia lol 🙂 takesxplace after Inheritence (book four) and both Eragon and Saphira are alive. Although she could be in her Eldunari but I doubt it if they are still going on mission together (stated in EGtA).

  • moiz89

    the green dragon might be wild, and eragon would have to persuade him to join the varden. and  by then saphir could have mated with him and there would be eggs in Alagaesia again

  • mm

    I think when the wall falls, Eragon is going to think Roran died. Then Roran is going to become the new rider or he really will die.  Murtagh might change his true name by wanting to go against Galbatorix, and then he will tell Eragon where the rock of kuthian is, and while hes imprisoning Eragon, he and his dragon are killed by eragon through Aren, and his inheritance from morzan is to be killed with his dragon. The dwarves probably have the Rock of Kuthian, or maybe when Saphira remade the Star Sapphire she stored a huge amount of energy in it. Then at the end, Saphira will die, and his inheritance from brom will be the death of his dragon. Then Eragon and Arya will leave alagaesia, because they want to find the dragons.

    • Huntress Wolf Eyes

      No because if Saphira died, Eragon couldn’t leave Alagaesia and forfill his destiny. I think that Roran WILL NOT DIE because if you look at the text it says that Roran STANDS IN A DOORWAY so there for wouldn’t the door way fall around Roran? So Roran doesn’t dead.

      Even if Roran did die that would suck ass because he’s meant to be king along with Katrina. I still think that the Green Dragon is wild as I explained in my other theory, but whatever every one has their own opinion.

        

      • Huntress Wolf Eyes

        *die

      • Huntress Wolf Eyes

        *die

    • Huntress Wolf Eyes

      No because if Saphira died, Eragon couldn’t leave Alagaesia and forfill his destiny. I think that Roran WILL NOT DIE because if you look at the text it says that Roran STANDS IN A DOORWAY so there for wouldn’t the door way fall around Roran? So Roran doesn’t dead.

      Even if Roran did die that would suck ass because he’s meant to be king along with Katrina. I still think that the Green Dragon is wild as I explained in my other theory, but whatever every one has their own opinion.

        

  • maximus’logic

    I have a theory I have not heard mentioned. I believe the Vault Of Souls and the rock of Kuithain were hidden from all the world before the dragons were bonded with the elves or during the fall. They could have worked one of their inexplicable pieces of magic to hide it from all the world so that none could remember it just like how they stripped the forsworn of their Identities. This would explain why it sounded vaguely familiar to Oromis but he could not find any real evidence. It would also make sense that the dragons would have made some sort of failsafe in case of such an eventuality as Galbatorix’s rise. Let me hear your thoughts unless there daft then piss off haha 

    • Tomas

      That is a theory I have NEVER heard, and it intrigues me. Quite a bit. I actually pulled out my copy of Eragon to page 206 to read the advice Solembum gives Eragon. “Then, when all seems lost and your power is insufficient, go to the rock of Kuthian and speak your name to open the Vault of Souls.” This is very interesting to me, because of all being lost, and his power not being enough. Remember, he now has those 12 elven spellcasters to help him in battle, along with Arya, Glaedr’s Eldunarí, and, don’t forget, Saphira. Sounds like a foe more powerful than all of this together will be there, and not necessarily Galbatorix. Also, I’d be willing to speculate that the rock of Kuthian is almost like a gate; there to protect and hide the Vault, and not some separate landmark of importance. A piece of magic like this would be inexplicable, but also would need to come from a great emotional reaction, because Dragons aren’t intentionally capable of controlling the flow of magic around them. So i’m doubting it was before the dragon/Elf bond, because the Elves would not likely know about it before then. A the fall of the riders is a much more plausible time for the event. In reference to the other post, Trianna is actually kind of worthless, so I’m thinking Galbatorix’s evil ingenuity is most likely to blame for shade animals.

      • maximus’logic

        I think your definitely right with the Rock Of Kuithain being a gate to the vault of souls. The reason i think it may have been made during the dragon/elf bond is that CP says that the first Eragon and Bid Daum will be part of inheritance. Im guessing they made the vault of souls and are now the guardians. They could have hidden it from all the world and Even the leaders of the Elves and riders in case of a betrayal and then only allow a small unnoticeable and trustworthy faction to possess the information in case of the worst. A vessel to bring the information to whatever Riders were left.. say perhaps a few WereCats??

        • Tomas

          Yes, that could totally work, but if that’s the case, then it might not be a bit of the inexplicable dragon magic banishing all information from the minds and records everywhere, but it might just be that there is no record of it, and the names is familiar, but it’s been so long that no one truly remembers. It’s only the rock of Kuthian that strikes a chord with the memories of Oromis and Arya, if you’ll remember. Oromis says that he has never heard of such a place as the vault of souls. I didn’t know that Eragon the first, and Bid Daum were part of Inheritance…unfortunately I haven’t had the time to scour over all the articles and interviews as I’d like to. Or perhaps it’s not intentional that the werecats know (intentional meaning the dragons) because they definitely have shown a knack for knowing things that they shouldn’t. Solembum and the brightsteel? Or even about the rock of Kuthian and the Vault of Souls? Those tricky little werecats know something they’re not saying.

          Angela, a shadeslayer…? Hm. I’ve always had very mixed despite about Angela. She’s selfish, and yet not really. She wouldn’t share the spell with Nasuada and Eragon that would make them immune to Elva’s gift (or curse), but she felt justified in doing so. She earned the right to wield the drawf staff sword, she studied with Tenga, lived with the elves, has a werecat companion…there’s definitely a lot left unexplained about Angela. And that makes me weary of her. She always seems to be showing up at times where something big is going to happen, or at the turn of events. It’s somewhat suspicious, and even Eragon doesn’t trust her completely, because of her eccentricities.

          One more thing; TENGA. who is this dude? He lit a “common cookfire” without bothering to use words of power. Simply pointed and the wood lit on fire. He’s obviously “disorganized” mentally, and some would say he’s crazy. But Angela says he’s brilliant. He has several compendiums of the ancient language, which are very rare. All of this suggests to me that Tenga is *freaking* old. As old as Runion. Old enough to be from a time before magic was traditionally linked to words, and one had to be extensively trained in thought, so not to cause accidental devastation while using magic. Obviously unspoken magic is still used, because Vanir uses it to break Eragon’s hold on him, when Eragon is prohibiting Vanir to talk. I’m not going to make outrageous speculations like i’ve heard that Tenga and Angela are grey folk or whatnot, but they both are much too old for their bodies. Either they are not human, or they know some way to slow the aging down enough that aging almost doesn’t matter.

          • maximus’logic

            I have similar feelings about Angela but the fact that shes based on CP’s sister makes me think she may be this books shadeslayer. I mean it would be pointless for Eragon or Arya to kill another shade and its what id do if I was writing the book and based a character of my sister. 

            Both Tenga and Angela seem to be very unique and similar. Tenga must be very old indeed seeing that he was old enough to be a teacher to Angela in the past. I agree that theyre definitely not Grey Folk but I could see a few hundred years old but im not sure they reach back thousands of years. They just dont seem to be feeling the burden of age or have the mass of wisdom like Oromis and Glaedr. They seem to be very accomplished magicians with very deep ties to the conflicts of the past but I very much doubt either of them is more than a few centuries old.

            I awnsered one of your posts from about a week ago towards the top of the second page as well. lemme know what you think

          • Silverleaf

            Wha/who are acctually the ”grey people?:S

          • Silverleaf

            what*

        • Saphiralover

          Or maybe it was Tenga… No one really knows about him…

      • maximus’logic

        oh and Tomas I answered your post at the bottom of the page lemme know what you think

  • maximus’logic

    The spine is not a dragon. When Brom said they could grow to be as large as mountains i doubt he meant several miles long and a couple million tons. What would it eat? As far as I know trees don’t grow on mountains either. If you actually look at facts there doesnt need to be any dragons let alone a mountain sized one. The urgals make their home in hidden places in the spine they could have banded together and taken out many of galbatorixes soldiers. The most obvious would be the elves. He didnt send his army in for no reason so it must have been to hunt down the elves when they retreated after king evander was killed. once the elves were in their forests which border and are part of the spine the mortal soldiers wouldnt have stood a chance. Between Urgals defending their homes elves hunting the soldiers and perhaps several riders that may have still been alive along with glaedr and oromis im suprised the other half of his army made it out of the spine at all.

  • maximus’logic

    The spine is not a dragon. When Brom said they could grow to be as large as mountains i doubt he meant several miles long and a couple million tons. What would it eat? As far as I know trees don’t grow on mountains either. If you actually look at facts there doesnt need to be any dragons let alone a mountain sized one. The urgals make their home in hidden places in the spine they could have banded together and taken out many of galbatorixes soldiers. The most obvious would be the elves. He didnt send his army in for no reason so it must have been to hunt down the elves when they retreated after king evander was killed. once the elves were in their forests which border and are part of the spine the mortal soldiers wouldnt have stood a chance. Between Urgals defending their homes elves hunting the soldiers and perhaps several riders that may have still been alive along with glaedr and oromis im suprised the other half of his army made it out of the spine at all.

    • Saphiralover

      True,but then what would’ve happened to all the other Riders? The ones that may have still been alive?

      • maximus’logic

        killed by the forsworn or the Razac or any of Galbatorixes servants.

      • maximus’logic

        killed by the forsworn or the Razac or any of Galbatorixes servants.

      • maximus’logic

        killed by the forsworn or the Razac or any of Galbatorixes servants.

        • Saphiralover

          True i wonder if there are more Ra’zac in the land the Elves came from?

    • Saphiralover

      True,but then what would’ve happened to all the other Riders? The ones that may have still been alive?

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    If you look at the Book covers of Inheritance and look at the other book covers you’ll see that the Green dragon has a more aged look then Saphira. Look at the spikes on the back and they look more rounded then Saphiras and Thorns ,and more like Glaedrs who is asanely old. This gives me the impresson that the Green Dargon is older then Saphira and Thorn 

    God CAN NOT WAIT till it comes out. I swear I’m gonna run screaming into WHSmiths ;D Any more Theories???

  • Jsh_dvsn

    what about the waterfall near cavahall, i believe that there is more reasons brom went to cavahall

    • Urgalfan69

      Have you not read the books? He went there because eragon was there, and he happens to be eragons father, and needed to make sure he was safe. Plus he needed an out of the way place to hide, and recuperate. I don’t know about the rest of you, but those sound like pretty good reasons to me.

  • Adam Rasool99

    i bet bid daum is still alive and is mistaken for a mountain. but i dont think the entire spine is just one dragon because glaedr was as big as a hill and he was only a couple of hundred years older than the first eragon and his dragon bid daum 

  • Anonymous

    I say that the vault of souls is the place where Galbatorix hides his Eldunari.    I also think that both Murtagh, Eragon and the rider of the green dragon will all fight Galbatrix

  • dragongirl

    When asked “It has been hinted that dragons can be as large as mountains. Could this mean that there are still hidden wild dragons in Alagaesia?” CP refused to comment.

    This could mean that ‘The Spine’ is more than a mountain range. It could be the actual spine of an incredibly old dragon that hasn’t moved in thousands of years!!! This could also explain why Galbatorix’s army disappeared when they entered the Spine!!

    • Saphiralover

      I have seen this theory on here alot but I really like this theory!!! What if the Spine is the original Eragons Dragon? Then when Eragon finds out he could go to this Dragon and ask him where the Vault Of Souls is…Or he could his Eldunari! 

  • Adam Rasool99

    roran could be the new rider because the new dragon is green and there is a green elf sword called tamerlain and it suits rorans fighting style of hacking at somebody also if murtagh changes his true name then him eragon and roran could all go up against galbatorix’s army. but if the new rider isnt roran then it will be arya.

    • Saphiralover

      I dont think that Roran will be the new Rider because then he’d have to live longer than Katrina and leave her behind, so i dont think that he’d even want to get the egg to hatch for him, he is also wary of magic.

    • Jsh_dvsn

      there are hints of the green dragon being someone who isnt really well known, and there are hints that eragon leaves with the third dragon rider, so i believe that the third dragon rider is a female elf, so i believe its either arya, but i also believe it could be one of the two elven children, because if i remember correctly one of them is female, and arya has mentioned to eragon that he is merely a child in the eyes of the elves and on of the elves is female (yes i know they are only 12, but who knows, just speculation

  • wannabrider

    UGH I WISH THE BOOK WOULD JUST COME OUT ALREADY I CANT STAND WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Saphiralover

      I KNOW!!! IM SO PUMPED!!! i wish that it would actually come out earlier if you preordered it but noooo that doesnt happen!! :{ i wanna know what happens so badly!!!! 

  • love-Eragon

    Have any of you considered that someone’s true name can change, and when Eragon and Saphira faces Galbatorix  and Shruikan in the final battle ( if they do) could Shruikan fall in  love with Saphira, or whatever dragons do, and his true name will change.
    That could explaine why Galbatorix will be betrayed by one close to him.

    I think saphira will die before the final battle, and it will leave Eragon “tortured and dying” Perhaps it’s Murtagh and Thorn who has killed her, and then captured Eragon, and thats why he ” is hanging in captivity, bloodied and confined by manacles”. Then Eragon will use all the power in Aren, take all of Murtaghs and Thorns energy, so they’ll die, and then use as much of his own as he can, and then put Sapihra back to life.

    -Just 2 of many theories
    -Please say if i’m wrong about something 🙂

    • Saphiralover

      Well what about his premonition in the first book? When he saw two dragons in the sky and two people bording an Elf ship? How is that possible, then if 2 of 3 dragons are dead?

      • love-Eragon

        Because Saphira will revive, eragon will use all the energy in Aren, purhaps in murtagh and Thorn too, to revive her.

      • love-Eragon

        Because Saphira will revive, eragon will use all the energy in Aren, purhaps in murtagh and Thorn too, to revive her.

    • dragongirl

      When did it say that Galbatorix would be betrayed by someone close to him?

      • Guest

        It didnt in the books i dont think im pretty sure chris said it in an interview

      • Guest

        It didnt in the books i dont think im pretty sure chris said it in an interview

      • Guest

        It didnt in the books i dont think im pretty sure chris said it in an interview

      • Guest

        It didnt in the books i dont think im pretty sure chris said it in an interview

    • Jsh_dvsn

      saphira wont die, no one will allow it because she is the last female

    • Huntress Wolf Eyes

      Uhhhh nooooo Saphira won’t die coz she leaves with Eragon at the end. Shruikan won’t fall for Saphira coz hes an old dude like Glaedr, so its not gonna happen. FYI Saphira is to nice to go for someone whos rider in Galby just saying 😉 

  • ogdc

    What happens if two people guess somebody’s true name? What if Eragon guesses Murtagh’s true name? I think that could be a way out for Murtagh without bloodshed.

    • Saphiralover

      Well yeah it would be a pretty epic fight between Eragon and Galbatorix to control Murtagh!

    • Saphiralover

      Well yeah it would be a pretty epic fight between Eragon and Galbatorix to control Murtagh!

  • Mwg968

    I now see that most people who are reading these books are 8 years old. Just judging from the comments im sorry but these theories most people have are annoyingly stupid. Please think before you post. 

    • Tomas

      Mwg968! Ma dawg! You’re right, so many of these posts are ridiculous. I like that trait you have that allows you to tell people when they’re being dumbasses. I really do. I know Arya is the logical choice for the last rider, but do you think we’re in for a big surprise? It’s obviously not Roran, because of Katrina. People say “make Katrina immortal”. DUMBASSES. Don’t they remember when Oromis was telling Eragon that you could remedy age of the flesh, but not age of the mind, without pretty much wiping their memory, and making them forget who they were? They’re not the same person anymore. Especially with Roran’s child coming along. Saphira die? Not likely. Anyway, I’d actually rather discuss theories with you, because you have actual ideas, rather than whims that you haven’t thought about, like most of the other people posting on the blog.

      • Mwg968

        Tomas absolutely right with your thoughts on Katrina. It would be a warping of the story and the personalities of all the characters. What most people havn’t thought about is that for Katrina to become immortal would mean that her child would have to be made immortal as well or they would be in for a very strange parenting experience. Also Roran seems to be the popular choice for next rider but this wont come to be. when Katrina tells Roran he is the greatest warrior in Alagaesia he modestly says that Eragon or Murtagh have done feats he could never hope to achieve. She tells him that they all go to battle with Wards and magic and dragons. while he is just a man. Why would CP turn Rorans entire character upside down after all the chapters of him failing to lift a pebble and slaying droves of soldiers with nothing but determination? I recognize the desire people have they see a formidable warrior and say “imagine if he became a rider” and then make crazy connections that I cant begin to fathom. like someone said ” roran could be the new rider because his fighting style is befitting of the elf blade Tamerlein…. Okay well thats not really enough evidence to support a theory but still impressive that someone wanted Roran to be the next rider so badly that they actually made that connection. As far as Rorans future is concerned I see him As the next King of Alagaesia. It fits CP hints that the people of Carvahall have the blood of mad king Palancar. If alagaesia was once ruled from palancar then I dont see why it couldnt be again. Also once Galbatorix is no more im doubtful that the capital will be in Urubaen. First off the elves would have claim seeing as it truely is their city of illeria. And I dont believe they would want it back  because of the black memories that Galbatorix would leave behind. Finally Roran ruling from palancar would mean he could still raise his children and have a farm in Carvahall. Perhaps build a castle instead of the farm he promised Katrina. Perhaps from the ashes of Carvahall the new capital will rise. Perhaps im CP? Nah not nearly a good enough imagination. As for the only other rulers who could take the throne this seems to be Nasuada ond Orrin. Orrin can be instantly discounted because Eragon mentions he should not be King unless noone else is able. I believe Nasuada will fall in the struggle with Galbatorix. It fits her character. Just look at her risking her life in the trial of the long knives. She will sacrifice anything for the vardens well being just like her father. I just dont see her settling down after the war and becoming Queen. let me know your opinions

        • Chover

          Changed up the name huh? I like it. And even with that all about Tamerlein in mind, Roran does share his thoughts that “if you smash a swordsman hard enough on the arm, they’ll be too busy worrying about their broken bones to defend themselves”. Roran becoming a rider would destroy many of the character traits CP has worked so hard to create and establish for Roran. Logically, People should stop considering Roran as an option for a rider, and explore the ideas of Roran, the king of Alagaësia. I am inclined to thinking that Nasuada will be the main character that dies, but also I’m confused, because I’m under the impression CP said Eragon would kill the main character, and extreme circumstances would have to lead to that. Although it would explain him manacled in a dungeon.

          On a different note, a topic I haven’t seen discussed is the issue of the Galbatorix’s painless soldiers. Will the Varden lose some moral ground and counter with similar measures? As many times as we’ve encountered them in Brisingr, they’ve been impervious to all spells cast against them. Will Eragon discover some spell to counter this? Also, who the HELL is this freaking Angela? I’ve heard theories of grey folk, but that doesn’t strike home, it doesn’t fit. How is she able to live so long? Why is the werecat king so upset with her, but Solembum is content to stay with her? Did she convince Solembum to leave the werecats and earn the hate of their entire race?

          Anyway, I think I should just take a minute to say some things about ridiculous theories I’ve been hearing. First off, the spine is NOT a dragon. That could be the most downsyndrome thing I’ve heard in my life. On the other hand, wild dragons living in the spine is quite likely in my opinion. But if there are wild dragons, there must be enough to frighten Galbatorix enough not to try and retrieve a female dragon, because with it he could revive the age of Dragon Riders. Either that, or he (and everyone else) is unaware of them, and in that case these dragons are currently irrelevant. If anything I said sounds totally whacky, you’re an idiot, with no sense. (not you, Maximus’logic, just everyone else) If something sounds slightly wrong, then let’s chat it up!

          • MWG968

            The fact that Eragon kills a main character is very strange to me as well and points to the possibility of our final shade that was mentioned. I dont see Eragon killing a friend in cold blood so it must be when choice is removed. The question is who or what would be the vessel for the sprits? Trianna is the only sorcerer daft enough to screw up but I doubt CP would shed so much as a tear over the loss of her. Also it was hinted that shades could enter animals which makes me very curious indeed. (if your not Tomas please dont respond) jk just make sure you dont say the first thing that pops into your head

          • Tomas

            Yeah, Shades…ha F*** the shades dude, I hate shades. CP did hint at the possibility of animals being shades. And then also “red-eyed rabbits” are hinted at. Coincidence? Doubt it. (kinda rips off Month Python a little bit though in my opinion) Shade-animals might be easier for the elves or Eragon to control, because the host species of the shade isn’t sentient. What if the Elves intentionally created shade animals as minions? Shades are all evil, but possibly these little rabbit shades could be controlled. I don’t see how else animal shades would be created by accident-they definitely seem like they would be a weapon. Trianna would possibly be the one to create these rodent shades, but then again, I’m sure you guys remember Ayra telling Eragon that Trianna only has conjured spirits once, in a time of great peril, and had a lot of pressure from the leaders of the Varden leading up to her doing so. Vraug was much more powerful than Durza, and I believe the reason for this was he was intentionally created, drawing in many more spirits than the accident that created Durza. Thus the speaking in plurals “our name is Vraug, fear us…” etc. Also, logic would suggest that not many shades have ever existed, because only four (including Eragon and Arya) have ever slated one. Shades are some serious shit, and if there’s only one more, you can bet your bloodstained-ballsack he’s gonna be a pain in the ass.

          • maximus’logic

            Yeah I really dont have much to go on as far as shades. Im sure their will be some in the next book but im doubtful it will be the handywork of the elves and it cant be Trianna because well shes useless. it seems more like Galbatorix up to his tricks again. Angela will probably be the one to slay this shade seeing as CP says she does some pretty impressive stuff in this book. 

          • Tomas

            Yeah, Shades…ha F*** the shades dude, I hate shades. CP did hint at the possibility of animals being shades. And then also “red-eyed rabbits” are hinted at. Coincidence? Doubt it. (kinda rips off Month Python a little bit though in my opinion) Shade-animals might be easier for the elves or Eragon to control, because the host species of the shade isn’t sentient. What if the Elves intentionally created shade animals as minions? Shades are all evil, but possibly these little rabbit shades could be controlled. I don’t see how else animal shades would be created by accident-they definitely seem like they would be a weapon. Trianna would possibly be the one to create these rodent shades, but then again, I’m sure you guys remember Ayra telling Eragon that Trianna only has conjured spirits once, in a time of great peril, and had a lot of pressure from the leaders of the Varden leading up to her doing so. Vraug was much more powerful than Durza, and I believe the reason for this was he was intentionally created, drawing in many more spirits than the accident that created Durza. Thus the speaking in plurals “our name is Vraug, fear us…” etc. Also, logic would suggest that not many shades have ever existed, because only four (including Eragon and Arya) have ever slated one. Shades are some serious shit, and if there’s only one more, you can bet your bloodstained-ballsack he’s gonna be a pain in the ass.

          • Tomas

            Yeah, Shades…ha F*** the shades dude, I hate shades. CP did hint at the possibility of animals being shades. And then also “red-eyed rabbits” are hinted at. Coincidence? Doubt it. (kinda rips off Month Python a little bit though in my opinion) Shade-animals might be easier for the elves or Eragon to control, because the host species of the shade isn’t sentient. What if the Elves intentionally created shade animals as minions? Shades are all evil, but possibly these little rabbit shades could be controlled. I don’t see how else animal shades would be created by accident-they definitely seem like they would be a weapon. Trianna would possibly be the one to create these rodent shades, but then again, I’m sure you guys remember Ayra telling Eragon that Trianna only has conjured spirits once, in a time of great peril, and had a lot of pressure from the leaders of the Varden leading up to her doing so. Vraug was much more powerful than Durza, and I believe the reason for this was he was intentionally created, drawing in many more spirits than the accident that created Durza. Thus the speaking in plurals “our name is Vraug, fear us…” etc. Also, logic would suggest that not many shades have ever existed, because only four (including Eragon and Arya) have ever slated one. Shades are some serious shit, and if there’s only one more, you can bet your bloodstained-ballsack he’s gonna be a pain in the ass.

  • Adam Rasool99

    what if those seen words that brom told eragon was galbys true name oromis says that if you say galbys true name you die what if theats why brom died

    • dragongirl

      Oromis didn’t say that…but he did say that if you use it to try to hurt Galbatoricks there with most likely be a ward against it. No, the seven words Brom taught Eragon right before he died were words of the ancient language, and Brom told him what they meant so how could they be Galbatorix’s true name. Also, Brom had a little life threatening wound that you might have forgotten about.

  • Adam Rasool99

    you guys a forgetting tenga what if he is the origional eragon and bid daum never died and is in the spine and thats why galby los so many of his men there

    • Jsh_dvsn

      i like the theory that the spine is something to do with the dragons

      altho, the spine has always been there, i believe that there may be dragons in the spine, or maybe thats where the werecats live, but i dont think that the spine is one big dragon, thats a little too big, but there has to be a reason why danger always keep befalling those who enter the spine

      • Ed39970

        I think the were cats live in thhe spine because they are dangerous and it’s a great hiding place for cats that is where bid Daumier probs went. I don’t think he really died.

  • Anonymous

    Hey just another thing. You know how oromis teaches eragon the spell where he can use the lifeforce of animals/people etc to cast spells without using his own energy, WHY wouldnt he use it in battle. I mean he could kill all the magicians, then use the enemy soldiers lifeforce to cast some massive spell to kill them without even being tired…. just a thought to consider. 

    • Jsh_dvsn

      because he hates doing it, it feel like dieing over and over again

      it wont kill him, but that would be enough to drive anyone mad

    • Ed39970

      Or he could just drain them of their energy and they would die

  • dragongirl

    Ok here’s my theory, and I actually thought it through: Eragon’s inheritance is the heart of hearts of Brom’s dragon, Saphira. The inheritance must be something from Brom. He can’t get Brom’s sword, because 1) it’s lost, and 2) he already has a sword.So it could be Saphira’s (Brom) heart of hearts. Oromis told Eragon that Brom went nearly crazy after his Saphira died but not totally-this could mean that he had her eldunari so he could still talk to her.Plus, Brom lived in an age when dragons gave up their heart of hearts merely for the sake of convinience. Brom wasn’t stupid, so after he realized it was dangerous just to have his dragon’s heart of hearts in someone else’s hands he hid it in the Vault of Souls. Before leaving the Varden to watch over Eragon in Panaclar Valley, he trusted Solumbaum to tell Eragon how to get in there when he needed to. 🙂

    • Jsh_dvsn

      i believe he see brom, garrow oromis and maybe even his mother in the vault of souls, and i dont believe brom told solembum anything, he didnt need too, solembum isnt just a talking cat, i cant wait to find out just how powerful they are

    • Mwg968

      You could be right there but heres something that may make you reconsider. Oromis tells Eragon that young riders and dragons were not even told about their Eldunari until they were mature enough so that the dragon wouldnt just disgorge its eldunari merely to impress the rider. Brom was so young during the fall that I dont believe he ever learned about the heart of hearts until after SAphiras death. Also if he had his dragons Eldunari I dont think he would have gone mad with greif as Oromis described him and I also dont think he would have been half as motivated to kill Morzan if he still had Saphira to comfort him. Finally Im not sure but I dont think he would have aged or become so weak if he had his dragons Eldunari. Just think that theory through a bit more you may be onto something.

      • Bid´daum

        also i don´t think that brom would send saphira´s eldunari (if it is aren)through whole alagaesia to the varden to proof his identity…
        moreover, brom said aren was given to him by the queen so it can´t be the eldunari of the first saphira

    • Dralico

      What if Aren is saphira 1’s eldunari she could be like sleeping in there. it would also explain why there is so much energy in it!

  • MWG968

    Alright instead of a theory based solely on the first thought that popped into the poster’s head lets go about this with as Oromis said was the most important thing someone could possess. LOGIC!!

    First off Arya will be the next rider. Im sorry for anyone who disagrees but theres a formula for writing that even CP abides by. Besides Arya there are no other genuine candidates for a new rider. there may be plenty of fans saying well I hope its Roran or Angela and making crazy conspiracies to support their ideas but Arya it is. The new rider will be Female since there are none. The New rider will be an elf since there are no elf riders left. So as you can imagine while   CP wrote this book he probably made Arya have every single trait he’d like in a girl and you can be damn sure the main character the one who he put the  most of his own personality into is gonna end up with her. Its either this or another female character yet to be mentioned but that goes against the fundamentals of writing to get the reader to empathize with your characters you give them depth and flaws. You wont give a damn about some new girl when theres no history involved. Among other minor contentious facts like her green magic and eyes there is the fact that Eragon will have an epic romance with Royalty so its either Arya or err.. King orrin. Fingers crossed its not the latter. Arya only denies Eragon because of the age difference and both of their responsibilities. These feelings could change very much after years of adventure and battle beside Eragon. The same things were what brought her and Faolin together. Also once She is the next rider her dragon will fall for Saphira and she will be attracted to Eragon. Once the war is over and her Eragon leave Alagaesia forever the age difference will no longer be very strange once she is 500 and Eragon is 400 and change. And the man screaming watching the boat leave is Murtagh obviously. Thorn will die in this book.
     

  • MWG968

    Alright instead of a theory based solely on the first thought that popped into the poster’s head lets go about this with as Oromis said was the most important thing someone could possess. LOGIC!!

    First off Arya will be the next rider. Im sorry for anyone who disagrees but theres a formula for writing that even CP abides by. Besides Arya there are no other genuine candidates for a new rider. there may be plenty of fans saying well I hope its Roran or Angela and making crazy conspiracies to support their ideas but Arya it is. The new rider will be Female since there are none. The New rider will be an elf since there are no elf riders left. So as you can imagine while   CP wrote this book he probably made Arya have every single trait he’d like in a girl and you can be damn sure the main character the one who he put the  most of his own personality into is gonna end up with her. Its either this or another female character yet to be mentioned but that goes against the fundamentals of writing to get the reader to empathize with your characters you give them depth and flaws. You wont give a damn about some new girl when theres no history involved. Among other minor contentious facts like her green magic and eyes there is the fact that Eragon will have an epic romance with Royalty so its either Arya or err.. King orrin. Fingers crossed its not the latter. Arya only denies Eragon because of the age difference and both of their responsibilities. These feelings could change very much after years of adventure and battle beside Eragon. The same things were what brought her and Faolin together. Also once She is the next rider her dragon will fall for Saphira and she will be attracted to Eragon. Once the war is over and her Eragon leave Alagaesia forever the age difference will no longer be very strange once she is 500 and Eragon is 400 and change. And the man screaming watching the boat leave is Murtagh obviously. Thorn will die in this book.
     

    • Tomas

      I actually LOVE the idea of Thorn dying and the man screaming being Murtagh. Also, I see some of the merit in Paolini throwing a curveball at us. Brom was Eragon’s father, and Morzan was Murtagh’s. It has a certain poetic justice that Galbatorix’s *daughter* would be the last rider. Assuming he’s been banging the local baronesses etc. He would make sure that she would be skilled in magic, to the extend of her human body, and possibly letting her use Eldunari to practice much more difficult facets of magic. Arya just feels TOO right, if that makes sense? It would so predictable and expected to choose her, because it’s so logical.

      On a different note, I’ve wondered for so long why Eragon is such a dumbass. He could simply touch the mind of one of the dwarves’ cave bears, then deplete it of energy? Why not, after slaying “Galbatorix’s pet magicians protecting the soldiers of the empire with wards”, why not take all the energy of all of the soldiers left unprotected? It would drain them of vitality, and they would pass into the void. Or if you take it to an extreme level, why not a large part of the forest of Du Weldenvarden? In Brisngr, Paolini says (in reference to the Menoa tree) “Anyone who attempted to seize control of the tree would have to establish their mental dominance over a large swath of Du Weldenvarden, a feat which no single person could hope to achieve…” which is why he couldn’t take all the energy from the Menoa tree, but even if he were to walk through the forest, and take as much energy from each tree without killing it, the amount of energy amassed would easily dwarf the amount of energy that Oromis had stored in Naegling.

      • dragongirl

        I never thought about that. The new rider could be Galbatorix’s daughter! It would definetly work, and it would definetly be a curveball! Like you said, Arya is just a little bit to predictable. It would be nice, because then she and Eragon could FINALLY get together, but it is too expected, writing formula or not. If it was Galbatorix’s daughter, it would be royalty (technically, since he is/was the king). This fits because while Angela predicted this, she talks like an elf and usually only says half of the truth just to make things interesting. Galbatorix would make sure she was proficient at magic already and everything! Why does the next rider have to be an elf?

      • dragongirl

        I never thought about that. The new rider could be Galbatorix’s daughter! It would definetly work, and it would definetly be a curveball! Like you said, Arya is just a little bit to predictable. It would be nice, because then she and Eragon could FINALLY get together, but it is too expected, writing formula or not. If it was Galbatorix’s daughter, it would be royalty (technically, since he is/was the king). This fits because while Angela predicted this, she talks like an elf and usually only says half of the truth just to make things interesting. Galbatorix would make sure she was proficient at magic already and everything! Why does the next rider have to be an elf?

        • Jsh_dvsn

          well and elf would be logical, because there are now no more elven riders, and that doesnt seem fair to the elves

        • Ed39970

          You know eragon’s elf sword fighting trainer? His name was Vanir I think. I think HE will be the next dragon rider because it says that he will appear in this book with more importance

      • dragongirl

        I never thought about that. The new rider could be Galbatorix’s daughter! It would definetly work, and it would definetly be a curveball! Like you said, Arya is just a little bit to predictable. It would be nice, because then she and Eragon could FINALLY get together, but it is too expected, writing formula or not. If it was Galbatorix’s daughter, it would be royalty (technically, since he is/was the king). This fits because while Angela predicted this, she talks like an elf and usually only says half of the truth just to make things interesting. Galbatorix would make sure she was proficient at magic already and everything! Why does the next rider have to be an elf?

      • Saphiralover

        Eragon doesnt do that because he i like Elves and feels that all life should live its course and he doesnt feel its right. But he should do that if he really needs power..

        • Tomas

          Alright then, he can respect life. He could take just a fragment of the life force from every tree he could find, and that still would be a monumental amount of energy. Then what about *half* the life force of a tree? It’s still not going to die, and then he’s got enough energy to saturate at least the sapphire in Brisingr’s pommel, perhaps even some of the diamonds in his belt. It doesn’t have to kill the trees, simply take energy from them. Same with Nagra, Cave bears, Shrrg etc. It would effectively be having *EVERY LIVING THING HE COULD GET HIS MOTHER******* HANDS ON* to oppose Galbatorix.

          • Saphiralover

            haha yeah he could do that!!! I wonder just how much power Eragon would need to even match Galbatorix!

          • Ed39970

            Why can’t he just take energy from his enemies? Like in wars he could take the energy from the soldiers to kill them and regenerate himself.

        • Jsh_dvsn

          but he doesnt need to take that power, and he knows it, everything around him will willingly give him the strength that they need, (except maybe the menoa tree, i think she is still bitter)

      • Saphiralover

        Eragon doesnt do that because he i like Elves and feels that all life should live its course and he doesnt feel its right. But he should do that if he really needs power..

      • Guest

        I completely agree with you’re questioning Eragon’s habit of ignoring the vast amounts of energy that could help him overcome Galbatorix. I think for the most part Eragon refrains from using this part of magic because of its sinister and dark nature. It seems the only person who would be comfortable fueling there ambitions on the lifeforce of others would be Galbatorix. CP must be using this as a foil between Eragon and Galbatorix’s characters Where Galbatorix is lustful and greedy and base Eragon is caring and has a more peaceful nature. I agree that if Eragon just walked through Du Weldenvarden and leeched some energy from each of the giant pines that are described as being several times the size ofa full grown redwood and put them in his Belt he would emerge from the forest like the energizer bunny on heroin. But then again that would be a quick fix and no reader would be satisfied with that. Perhaps a bit too logical on our part. There has to be some conflict after all.

      • Guest

        I completely agree with you’re questioning Eragon’s habit of ignoring the vast amounts of energy that could help him overcome Galbatorix. I think for the most part Eragon refrains from using this part of magic because of its sinister and dark nature. It seems the only person who would be comfortable fueling there ambitions on the lifeforce of others would be Galbatorix. CP must be using this as a foil between Eragon and Galbatorix’s characters Where Galbatorix is lustful and greedy and base Eragon is caring and has a more peaceful nature. I agree that if Eragon just walked through Du Weldenvarden and leeched some energy from each of the giant pines that are described as being several times the size ofa full grown redwood and put them in his Belt he would emerge from the forest like the energizer bunny on heroin. But then again that would be a quick fix and no reader would be satisfied with that. Perhaps a bit too logical on our part. There has to be some conflict after all.

      • Mwg968

        As far as Galbatorix having a daughter I really like the idea but I dont think it will come to anything. If only for the fact that their hasnt been the slightest hint that I could Interpret. Unless you see some connection to the girl who Angela read the knucklebones for. I doubt she is Galbatorix’s daughter though for the simple fact that Angela alwalys knows much more than she lets on. Why would she knowingly let Galbatorix’s daughter into the camp of the varden? And more so why would she ask Eragon to bless her? Im assuming that you believe whoever the next rider is will be Eragons love interest due to the dragons being attractred to eachother. If so it would be a strange and empty romance. For one that she is the daughter of the greatest mass murderer in Alagesia’s history. it would be like fancying Hitlers daughter. Also there would be no history between Eragon and her so it wouldnt be a very engaging thing to read. Let me hear you thoughts

        • Mwg968

          And Arya may seem too logical and too obvious but thats just because were thorough readers who have read and reread these books and have noticed and dissected every single hint that CP throws our way. CP has to make some foreshadowing to the new rider or else the books would lack adhesion and things would just happen on a sudden. He also needs to not put in anything too substantial or the reader will say “well that was obvious” I think hes done a damn good job at running it somewhere in the middle because no one could have had any grounds for a guess as to the third riders identity until the end of inheritance when we realized that only one egg was left. As for a big curveball id really like to see one but I just dont see the time to have anything substantial. You have the new dragon, Angela’s history, Tengas reappearance, More Murtagh and thorn, More chappters with saphiras pov, Roran will have at least a few as will Nasuada im sure. Werecats and other animals will be introduced along with new characters, the search for the vault of souls,oh and im sure Galbatorix will take up a few pages as well. All this in a book no larger than Brisingr… I just dont know where that curveball would fit maybe somewhere between the red eyed rabits and an animal shade.

        • Ed39970

          I think they said the girl was Selena, eragon and murtaghs mom.

    • Saphiralover

      Well, lets all hope Thorn doesnt die because who knows what Murtagh will do then!1 :/ And what if Nasuada is royalty?

    • Saphiralover

      Well, lets all hope Thorn doesnt die because who knows what Murtagh will do then!1 :/ And what if Nasuada is royalty?

    • Winky_boi

      or it could be katrina that becomes the new rider and the amn on the shore is king roran screaming as his wife is leaving because she doesnt want to wait around and watch roran die while she doesnt age. just a theory

    • Winky_boi

      or it could be katrina that becomes the new rider and the amn on the shore is king roran screaming as his wife is leaving because she doesnt want to wait around and watch roran die while she doesnt age. just a theory

      • maximus’logic

        I just don’t see CP breaking the union between Roran and Katrina for too many reasons to count. Also Im assuming the two riders left are male and female and are gonna end up together. Do you really think Eragons future mate is gonna be the person he sees as his sister and law whose already had a child with his cousin? this isn’t the deep south here. It makes perfect sense that its Murtagh on the shore screaming because hes one of the main conflicts Eragon has to overcome so its him or thorn and since we really dont know anything about thorn it would be easier to kill the dragon than the rider. This would explain why Eragon and Arya are leaving Alagaesia forever. Because they are part of the Past. the riders will end regardless of the outcome of the war so if you were Eragon would you want to Endure and watch everyone you know die for generation after generation? This is why Murtagh is so distraught. He should be leaving as well but because he didnt try harder to free himself and instead reveled in his newfound power his dragon was killed. I believe that Arya and Eragon are leaving on a boat for one reason. You cant fly a couple hundred Eldunari out of Alagaesia.

      • maximus’logic

        I just don’t see CP breaking the union between Roran and Katrina for too many reasons to count. Also Im assuming the two riders left are male and female and are gonna end up together. Do you really think Eragons future mate is gonna be the person he sees as his sister and law whose already had a child with his cousin? this isn’t the deep south here. It makes perfect sense that its Murtagh on the shore screaming because hes one of the main conflicts Eragon has to overcome so its him or thorn and since we really dont know anything about thorn it would be easier to kill the dragon than the rider. This would explain why Eragon and Arya are leaving Alagaesia forever. Because they are part of the Past. the riders will end regardless of the outcome of the war so if you were Eragon would you want to Endure and watch everyone you know die for generation after generation? This is why Murtagh is so distraught. He should be leaving as well but because he didnt try harder to free himself and instead reveled in his newfound power his dragon was killed. I believe that Arya and Eragon are leaving on a boat for one reason. You cant fly a couple hundred Eldunari out of Alagaesia.

    • Winky_boi

      or it could be katrina that becomes the new rider and the amn on the shore is king roran screaming as his wife is leaving because she doesnt want to wait around and watch roran die while she doesnt age. just a theory

    • Ed39970

      VANIR! Vanir! Vanir! He was eragon’s old sword fighting trainer! It says that he will come back in this book with more importance! He is an elf so he will balance the fairness between the different races. He is also a very powerful magician because when eragon put a body binding spell on him he undid it without saying anything from the ancient language. Besides, why would galbatorix have a dAughter? It would just be a weakness for him and I’m sure he knows that. Galby having a daughter is just stupid. I think Vanir will be the next rider, i think the vault of souls will be a huge hoard of eldunari, and I think the green dragon and safira will be mates.

  • Anonymous

    1 more thing :/ i think that roran will become king as it is in his blood anyway. Remember how brom said those who lived in Palancar valley were descendants of the mad king Palancar 🙂 Also he obviously has shown leadership abilities.

    • Jsh_dvsn

      i dont believe roran would want it tho, and most of alegasia wouldnt like that

  • Anonymous

    Hey just like to post my ideas. Firstly that the name that the razaac mention in Brisingr that galbatorix is searching for, is the ancient languages true name so he can control all magic users. This would explain why he remained inactive among his empire for so long. Also i believe that Eragon and Murtagh will have an epic battle, in which eragon slays murtagh by using the power from brom’s ring. Eragon will barely win, and this falls true with solembums prediction that he (not direct quote) will feel inadequate and hopeless and that he should go to the rock of Kuthian and say his name to open the vault of souls. I believe he will speak his name and have some form of encounter with the original eragon and his dragon in which he will inherit theirs and previous riders/dragons powers through their souls. I believe that there will not be another large stash of eldunari which eragon will find to match galbatorix :/ Also i believe arya will be the new rider 🙂

    • Ed39970

      He will probably have to say his true name. Not his eragon name

  • Guest

    hope he gets tortured worse than arya so she can stop giving everyone the ‘you don’t know what ive been through’ attitude.

    • Saphiralover

      Yeah and plus Eragons kinda had to deal with a lot too with his back and everything..

  • Saphiralover

    What if there is a whole store of Eldunari that Galbatorix didnt find and what if the only ones who know where it is are the spirits who Eragon and Arya saw on the way back to the Varden? Arya said they were often dangerous because they unpredictable but what if Eragon proves himself to them and they trust him then?

    • Mollywaters94

      The Vault of Souls the eldulnari are technically souls.

      • Saphiralover

        True…so it could be a Vault full of Eldunari!!!

  • Hiradors Rider

    Im dying. Just reading this is pure torture! when the book comes out im staying home and reading it…twice

  • Ashley Brooke

    guys remember that CP said the title of book 4 is something Eragon would inherit. Well inheritance is the main title and The vault of souls is the subtitle. So mabye Eragon inherits the VOS

    • murtagh’s apprentince

      Mabie i never thought of that

    • Saphiralover

      How would he inherit it,though??? No one,not even Oromis knew of it…so how would Eragon find it? Although its a good idea and could still be possible!

    • Saphiralover

      How would he inherit it,though??? No one,not even Oromis knew of it…so how would Eragon find it? Although its a good idea and could still be possible!

    • Saphiralover

      How would he inherit it,though??? No one,not even Oromis knew of it…so how would Eragon find it? Although its a good idea and could still be possible!

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    Whatever I still think Murtagh will kill Galby in a final attempt. Then effort will then kill him because he turned against his true name so he dies. Not sure about Thorn though, but whatever I think Arya will be the next Rider but I totally wish she wouldn’t be, and that Murtagh will Kill Galby

    Any other Theories? XD

    • murtagh’s apprentince

      Ive got a theorie your wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  itsa book all about eragon, do u really think someone besides eragon will kill galbatorix

      • Saphiralover

        Well did you stop to consider the fact that maybe Eragon is not strong enough to kill him alone? Maybe he needs Murtagh to help and make him stronger! Or maybe Eragon gets distracted from his fight with Galbatorix and has to help Saphira against Shruiken and Murtagh sees an opening to kill him and does out of fury and grief that he killed Thorn!

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    Yeah!!!!!!

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    WoooHooo

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    Go thorn  and murtagh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    Hmm……     Things that could happen things that could happen

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    And on  that 1 theory i hadroran couldnt be immortal unless the same thing happened  to him as did katrina

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    I hadnt thought about making katrina emortal

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    Because maybe he wasnt liein when he said the stuff he said through murtagh to oromis

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    maybe ur right i dunno but if he wasnt a rider than im pretty sure im rite

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    anybody agre with me

    • Jsh_dvsn

      nope

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    i think when paoli says its the inheritance cycle he meens that the people (Eragon and Murtagh) mother or father was a dragon rider an dthat there goin on to be great dragon riders like there mothers or fathers. And if paoli does meen that than roran nor arya could be drago riders unless aryas dad (who paoli hasnt meantioned in the book) was a dragon rider.       Thats just 1 of my theories

    • Saphiralover

      I thought Aryas father was King Evander? Maybe he was a Rider?

      • Jsh_dvsn

        nope, he wasnt, i would count on that much,

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    i doubt the new rider will be roran cause if the egg hatched for him he would have watch katrina die and live a whole lot longer after katrina dies…   So roran  wouldnt even want to to get the egg to hatch for him. Some one please tell me if im not right

    • Saphiralover

      what if they found  a way to make Katrina immortal like the Elves found a way.

      • Jsh_dvsn

        because, as was mention in the book, for someone to become immortal, someone else would have to give up their immortallity, you cant “create” immortality from thin air (except the dragons, but there are much more powerful in magic, but can not use it on will, with the exception of their fire)

  • murtagh’s apprentince

    I think the killed character is maybe galbatorix or maybe murtagh

    • Saphiralover

      but why would he shed tears if Galbatorix died?

    • Jsh_dvsn

      i believe its thorn that dies, either that or nasuda

  • Emma

    has anyone stopped to consider a quote that i think was in brisingr
    “Galbatorix will be betrayed by the on closest to him”
    Shrukin perhaps?

    • Saphiralover

      I think i agree with you, because Shruiken never wanted to be Galbatorixs Dragon to begin with and they dont share the same bond that any Dragon and Rider do, like Eragon and Saphira.

    • Saphiralover

      I think i agree with you, because Shruiken never wanted to be Galbatorixs Dragon to begin with and they dont share the same bond that any Dragon and Rider do, like Eragon and Saphira.

    • Victoria Black

      or mabye Morzan as a Zombie =D

    • Jsh_dvsn

      or a daughter, i have heard that theory a few times, and its interesting

  • Fire Falcon

    guys U never thought of this before! where are the orcs and living dead in this story ?

    • Jsh_dvsn

      non existant

  • Dizofcat

    the series is inheritance
    morzan-murtagh
    brom-eragon
    galbortorix-the green rider

    • Huntress Wolf Eyes

      But if the Green rider was related to Galbortorix then would he really want to kill his kin?

    • Saphiralover

      But then all of Eragons work against Galbatorix would be useless!! and what if the Green Dragon Rider was like Arya, then she could take her mothers position of queen and still be the Rider because elves like never age anyway.

      • Huntress Wolf Eyes

        Totally! And then the Varden wouldn’t have a purpose! Also I think Roran should be King 😀

        • Saphiralover

          Yeah!!! He would so make such a great King!!! He can inspire people so easily!!! People would so follow him as king!!

          • Huntress Wolf Eyes

            Plus hes the kinda guy who proves you don’t need magic to make a difference!

          • Saphiralover

            Yeah he kinda is! And he doesnt live forever so it would be fair to all of the humans he would have control over.!

          • Saphiralover

            Yeah he kinda is! And he doesnt live forever so it would be fair to all of the humans he would have control over.!

          • Alexis Belle

            Plus CP said his original plan for Roran changed. So I think that he was meant to be the green rider but now he’ll be king =p

          • Saphiralover

            yeah hed be a great King!

          • Jsh_dvsn

            no, i dont believe he was ever meant to be a rider, 

            he was always going to marry katrina, maybe king, but i wouldnt think that he would want it

            all he wants is to live with katrina, raise a family and live in peace, like the warrior in one of broms tales which roran actually copies, the worrier who hung up the sword and took up the plow

        • Jsh_dvsn

          i believe nasuda dies and roran takes over as leader, possiple

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    Eragon and Saphira probs go up against a Shade in animal form and lose causing Eragons capture. Then if the Green Rider has been introunced she/he and Greeny will rescue Eragon. If the rider has not appered Anglea will rescue Eragon with Saphira and Arya. It has been confirmed that Anglea will play a part with a Shade so who knows? Theres my theory on the green dragon and rider.

    Arya will be on a quest and she comes across a wild dragon who is wounded. She then heals the dragon and the dragon chooses her as its rider 😀 This is just one of my theories

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    Eragon and Saphira probs go up against a Shade in animal form and lose causing Eragons capture. Then if the Green Rider has been introunced she/he and Greeny will rescue Eragon. If the rider has not appered Anglea will rescue Eragon with Saphira and Arya. It has been confirmed that Anglea will play a part with a Shade so who knows? Theres my theory on the green dragon and rider.

    Arya will be on a quest and she comes across a wild dragon who is wounded. She then heals the dragon and the dragon chooses her as its rider 😀 This is just one of my theories

  • Huntress Wolf Eyes

    Eragon and Saphira probs go up against a Shade in animal form and lose causing Eragons capture. Then if the Green Rider has been introunced she/he and Greeny will rescue Eragon. If the rider has not appered Anglea will rescue Eragon with Saphira and Arya. It has been confirmed that Anglea will play a part with a Shade so who knows? Theres my theory on the green dragon and rider.

    Arya will be on a quest and she comes across a wild dragon who is wounded. She then heals the dragon and the dragon chooses her as its rider 😀 This is just one of my theories

    • Jsh_dvsn

      the “choosing” is a result of a spell said over the dragon egg before they hatch, so i dont believe the second part will happen

    • Jsh_dvsn

      the “choosing” is a result of a spell said over the dragon egg before they hatch, so i dont believe the second part will happen

      • Huntress Wolf Eyes

        Yeah but the Green dargon is not like the others. Look at the book over it has a golden eye unlike all the other dragons so its gotta be different

  • This is probably gonna make me sound dumb, but I honestly can’t think of anyone that would capture and torture Eragon:
    A) I don’t think its the dwarves who now hate him
    B)  Even is it is Morzan’s dungeon, it won’t really have an effect on him
    C) I don’t think it’s the werecats or the elves that are mad at him

    So…. Any other theories?

    • Travis Martin

      Nah you don’t sound dumb at all! 🙂  This is a very intelligent question in fact:  The dwarves who tried to kill eragon back in farthen dur were banished from the minds and thoughts of all the other dwarfs but not the mountain itself until their clan leader was removed or stepped down – so it’s unlikely that the clan will capture Eragon as they have suffered a great loss already.  Morzan’s dungeon would also be unlikely, but would make for a good twist.  The werecats and elves are pretty much out as well.  I think it will be murtagh and thorn – as he’s already pondering the idea of changing his true name since Eragon mentioned it over during the battle that took place in the chapter “Fire in the sky”.  But my theory for it is a loose one.

      • Travis Martin

        Or as I said in my longest comment the green rider.

      • Jsh_dvsn

        i believe murtage captures him, and thorn dies, my theory, because a character dies

      • Jsh_dvsn

        i believe murtage captures him, and thorn dies, my theory, because a character dies

    • Saphiralover

      Maybe the person that captured and tortured Eragon is the guy who stole Saphiras egg!! Maybe he really did get two eggs instead of one and he either has the Green egg still or it hatched for him…

      • Glifax

        I like this theory a lot!

      • Dan

        Christopher said no surprise riders. He might have the egg, but it probably didn’t hatch.

      • Dan

        Christopher said no surprise riders. He might have the egg, but it probably didn’t hatch.

      • Dan

        Christopher said no surprise riders. He might have the egg, but it probably didn’t hatch.

      • Dan

        Christopher said no surprise riders. He might have the egg, but it probably didn’t hatch.

      • Ashley Brooke

        CP said that the rider was in all three books so far

        • Saphiralover

          Maybe it will hatch for Angela!!! Shes in all three books so far…..

        • Jsh_dvsn

          when did he say that, because i heard it mentioned a confirmed fact that it was a character that was mentioned but we didnt know heaps about, so that cuts out most of the humans, arya, and angela (what ever she is) man she is awesome

        • Jsh_dvsn

          when did he say that, because i heard it mentioned a confirmed fact that it was a character that was mentioned but we didnt know heaps about, so that cuts out most of the humans, arya, and angela (what ever she is) man she is awesome

  • Travis Martin

    Okay – this was in response to ThatBugKid who 3 days ago asked in a reply to Halb: “If Brom knew those words, why would he not use them to change everything
    himself? They’d be pretty much all powerful so what would be stopping
    him from using them himself”  Unfortunately when I posted my response I was derp.  Thus why it’s registering as a guest.  This is just a repost – sorry for any misunderstandings caused by the typo guys.

    Because in order to use a spell of such magnitude one would need a
    source of power far greater than even the most exceptional sentient
    being (Dwarf, Human, Elf, Urgal, Dragon, Were-Cat, ect, ect) can
    possibly contain.  This would be where the vault of souls, and
    subsequently the lost hoard of eldunari (which brom might not have known about), would come into play – plus it
    would also explain the disappearance of the majority of the grey folk. 
    If the grey folk were wiped out at the exact moment a great change
    enveloped Alegaesia then it would be logical to speculate that the grey
    folk also found out the name of the ancient language and, being a
    curious race trying to build – or even rebuild – a civilization founded
    on the ancient language that they were trying to create to harness the magics in Alegaesia.  Except not
    everyone is capable of any set average level of magic – remember?  Well

    who’s to say that the grey folk didn’t have a portion of the population
    that was below par on the magic standard?  The grey folk might have
    gathered almost their entire race –
    which I again will kindly point out was a race that often consisted of great
    magi that could supposedly cast the most mighty of spells with ease  – to reach the
    amount of energy necessary?  It would explain why a “new race” might be
    present in the fourth book, and would explain how Tenga still exists –
    also consider the fact that he has numerous scrolls that might have
    contained numerous undocumented words from the ancient language that
    many
    a noblemen would kill someone for.  Which would also explain how Angela
    became such an effective sorceress and why she’s so picky when being
    pressed for her knowledge of the ancient language.  It might also
    explain why the
    spine is so dangerous, as the magically challenged portion of the grey
    folk
    population would have had no part in the research attempt that killed
    off the majority of the grey folk, and were exiled – either for their
    safety or for their uselessness/handicaps -to the outer rims of
    Alegaesia.  Then the catastrophe would have left them with a sort of
    mass extinction mindest and they locked themselves away from the rest of
    the world, unaware that while the catastrophe brought with it a massive
    death toll – it also brought forth new forms of life.  The intense
    magical energy might also have been so powerful that the resulting ruin
    that followed the grey folk’s attempt at controlling the ancient
    language could have had more than enough potential to create a giant
    dead zone – or the hadarac desert.  Think of it as….as the nuclear
    bomb of magic.  Besides even though the grey folk were mighty the amount
    of energy that they would have had to call upon would have easily cost
    some of them their lives in the casting process, which I doubt they
    wouldn’t have seen coming, and would explain how the spell went wrong. 
    My theory on this is that too many magicians, or more than the number
    they might have calculated, died and so control over the spell was lost
    as the remaining grey folk panicked.  Also – vroengard.  It’s an
    “impregnable” fortress castle that was made for the riders of the
    previous generation.  Most castles have a dungeon right?  That’s the
    most likely place for Eragon to have been chained up and held, as it’s
    not being occupied by any known forces from the imperial war against the
    varden, or even the varden themselves.  Only a powerful magician or a
    rider can get into that castle, and since Eragon wasn’t there willingly
    (judging by the dungeon setting where he’s held hostage.) which supports
    the idea that the empire might have the last dragon.  However it’s more
    likely that this is the rogue card that has evaded both armies since
    the first book, and more than likely she saved Eragon from some
    deathtrap like murtagh did in book one when the razaac fatally wounded
    brom.  Being the wildcard and a potentially uninfluenced party by either
    of the warring alegaesian armies – the female rider would be cautious
    of Eragon even though he’s in no condition to fight and in need of
    information.  Hence the shackles and the torture.  I’m going to stop
    now, because believe it or not I DO have more to add – it’s just that
    people aren’t really going to appreciate it if I just slam a 4 page
    theory on someones comment.  So feel free to comment and brainstorm. 
    Thanks for listening.
    ~T.E.M :3 (A.K.A Me)

    • saphiragon

      wow. you are my new hero…

  • Saphiralover

    maybe the Vault Of Souls is inside Murtagh, because Eragon says that when he sense Murtaghs mind, it feels like more people are there…

    • Dan

      I think he was referring to the Eldunari he was using.

    • Jsh_dvsn

      because of the hearts of hearts, all the different dragons

  • Josh Tgd

    half of these “theories” consist of:

    a)stupid stupid stupid ideas that would not even be plausible if you had read the books at a decent age and understood the story.
    b) retarded “what if’s” that subtract from your already lacking intelligence.

    Haters gonna hate.

    • Saphiralover

      well maybe you shouldnt be hating on this page, cuz obviously your narrow-minded. and clearly you dont like this series so you really dont have any business on this website at all.

      • T S

        My thoughts exactly.

      • T S

        My thoughts exactly.

    • Charlene

      What is your theory?  Is 6 a decent age to understand the story?

  • If this is near the end of the book… isn’t it possible that Galby’s already been overthrown? Whoever took over the throne decided that Eragon was too dangerous and decided to somehow capture him. Eragon has to leave Alagaesia at the end to save himself.

    • Saphiralover

      I wonder who could overthrow him,though? I like yuor ideas.

      • Tylerxx1103

        Roran who think he is out of line in a way

  • Saphiralover

    I wonder whatever happened to Tenga….he was such an odd little hermit and Angela said she learned from him so he must be more then he seems.If Angela got how strong she is by learning from Tenga, what if hes one of the Grey Folk and he was teaching Angela the ways of becoming one?

    • Jsh_dvsn

      he is obviously old, because angela is older than arya i believe, because oromis seems to have had some interaction with her, and no human has entered du weldenvarden since the fall of the riders (brom exception)

  • I heart Saphira

    I think Eragon will be captured by a new race and try to torture him for information while the Varden try to save him. I really really hope that Arya IS NOT the next rider coz she has turned Eragon so many times and the next rider should be female and a new character. Ps the Green dragons name should be Caleb

    • Marches

      i dont think CP would introduce a new race unless he means to continue eragon’s adventures after leaving Alagaesia…

      • Emma

        CP did say he would be introducing new animals and spirits so why not a new race?

      • Emma

        CP did say he would be introducing new animals and spirits so why not a new race?

      • Emma

        CP did say he would be introducing new animals and spirits so why not a new race?

  • Laura Beattie1

    I think that a new character/ breed of race will captive eragon and hold him hostage for a sum of money. And the empire and varden will most try to out bid each other to get Eragon, while Roren and Saphira plan a rescuse mission. Also I really really hope Arya is not the next rider, she has turned Eragon down so many times and should not be together, the rider should be female and a new character

    • The rest of the story

      the only reason she has turned down Eragon, Is that she will not effect
      both his training, and the fate of Aligasia. just think of it. If those
      two were a couple, then the king would have an advantage over Eragon.
      Hello? does that not make sence?

  • Wolfeyes

    What I want to know, is that in the memory Saphira showed Eragon of Brom, who was the one person he lost to. Quote: “I have fought many magicians, and several of the Foresworn, and so far, I have always defeated my opponents.” The lines on Broms forehead deepened. “Well, all but once, but that was because I was not fully grown yet…”

    • Saphiralover

      Maybe the only one Brom lost to was Galbatorix,and if Brom was fully  grown maybe he could have defeated him…or maybe it was Angela, she is pretty mysterious and no one really knows where she comes from anyway and she says the oddest things…

    • Josh Tgd

      its obviously morzan, lol Morzan killed Saphira (Brom’s Dragon), and Brom blames himself.

  • Saphiralover

    What if Thorn somehow got Saphira pregnant? 

    • crazydude…

      die

    • Eragonfan2336

      ewwwwww

    • Emma

      thats digusting she would not allow it unless eragon would be killed otherwise i suppose

    • Emma

      thats digusting she would not allow it unless eragon would be killed otherwise i suppose

    • Emma

      thats digusting she would not allow it unless eragon would be killed otherwise i suppose

    • hahahaha

      rape

  • Noxious230

    My theory-

    Brom’s last seven words were the keys to a spell so powerful, it could change Alegaesia forever and could make many people suffer. This would explain why a few people might die, why eragon is imprisoned, and why eragon hasn’t used it yet. This probably sounds crazy, but please do comment and tell me if you approve or disapprove and why.

  • Noxious230

    My theory-

    Brom’s last seven words were the keys to a spell so powerful, it could change Alegaesia forever and could make many people suffer. This would explain why a few people might die, why eragon is imprisoned, and why eragon hasn’t used it yet. This probably sounds crazy, but please do comment and tell me if you approve or disapprove and why.

    • Saphiralover

      i like your theory. i think that if it is a powerful spell that Galbatorix might not know, then how did Brom learn it??

    • Saphiralover

      i like your theory. i think that if it is a powerful spell that Galbatorix might not know, then how did Brom learn it??

    • Saphiralover

      i like your theory. i think that if it is a powerful spell that Galbatorix might not know, then how did Brom learn it??

    • Eragonfan2336

      my theroy is that brom discoverd the true name of the anchient language and the seven words is the name

    • Emma

      i think your on to something there but i dont think its the true name of the ancient language because he hasn’t told anyone, not even Oromis and thats a bit stupid of him if he knew. i think its a powerful spell though, maybe it releases all of the magic tied to the ancient language before the grey folk cast their spell? or maybe it can return eldunaries to their bodily forms?

  • Saphiralover

    What if Galbatorix is trying to find the true name of Alegaesia? So he can control the land? Ive never seen this theory explored before so please comment and reply as you will.

  • Halb

    Has anyone worked out the fact that what galby is looking for is the true name for the ancient language… because in eragon brom says “no one knows it. it would be a word of incredible power… and could control the whole language” maybe this is the words that brom told eragon when he died??

    • Dubstep

      Yes everyone

    • ThatBugKid

      If Brom knew those words, why would he not use them to change everything himself? They’d be pretty much all powerful so what would be stopping him from using them himself?

      • Eragonfan2336

        he was origanlally human, and is only half elf

        • Jsh_dvsn

          and he also cant use heavy magic since he lost his saphira

      • T.E.M

        Because in order to use a spell of such magnitude one would need a
        source of power far greater than even the most exceptional sentient
        being (Dwarf, Human, Elf, Urgal, Dragon, Were-Cat, ect, ect) can
        possibly contain.  This would be where the vault of souls, and
        subsequently the lost hoard of eldunari (which brom might not have known about), would come into play – plus it
        would also explain the disappearance of the majority of the grey folk. 
        If the grey folk were wiped out at the exact moment a great change
        enveloped Alegaesia then it would be logical to speculate that the grey
        folk also found out the name of the ancient language and, being a
        curious race trying to build – or even rebuild – a civilization founded
        on the ancient language that they were trying to create to harness the magics in Alegaesia.  Except not
        everyone is capable of any set average level of magic – remember?  Well
        who’s to say that the grey folk didn’t have a portion of the population that was below par on the magic standard?  The grey folk might have gathered almost their entire race –
        which I again will kindly point out was a race that often consisted of great
        magi that could supposedly cast the most mighty of spells with ease  – to reach the
        amount of energy necessary?  It would explain why a “new race” might be
        present in the fourth book, and would explain how Tenga still exists –
        also consider the fact that he has numerous scrolls that might have
        contained numerous undocumented words from the ancient language that
        many a noblemen would kill someone for.  Which would also explain how Angela became such an effective sorceress and why she’s so picky when being pressed for her knowledge of the ancient language.  It might also explain why the
        spine is so dangerous, as the magically challenged portion of the grey
        folk population would have had no part in the research attempt that killed off the majority of the grey folk, and were exiled – either for their safety or for their uselessness/handicaps -to the outer rims of Alegaesia.  Then the catastrophe would have left them with a sort of mass extinction mindest and they locked themselves away from the rest of the world, unaware that while the catastrophe brought with it a massive death toll – it also brought forth new forms of life.  The intense magical energy might also have been so powerful that the resulting ruin that followed the grey folk’s attempt at controlling the ancient language could have had more than enough potential to create a giant dead zone – or the hadarac desert.  Think of it as….as the nuclear bomb of magic.  Besides even though the grey folk were mighty the amount of energy that they would have had to call upon would have easily cost some of them their lives in the casting process, which I doubt they wouldn’t have seen coming, and would explain how the spell went wrong.  My theory on this is that too many magicians, or more than the number they might have calculated, died and so control over the spell was lost as the remaining grey folk panicked.  Also – vroengard.  It’s an “impregnable” fortress castle that was made for the riders of the previous generation.  Most castles have a dungeon right?  That’s the most likely place for Eragon to have been chained up and held, as it’s not being occupied by any known forces from the imperial war against the varden, or even the varden themselves.  Only a powerful magician or a rider can get into that castle, and since Eragon wasn’t there willingly (judging by the dungeon setting where he’s held hostage.) which supports the idea that the empire might have the last dragon.  However it’s more likely that this is the rogue card that has evaded both armies since the first book, and more than likely she saved Eragon from some deathtrap like murtagh did in book one when the razaac fatally wounded brom.  Being the wildcard and a potentially uninfluenced party by either of the warring alegaesian armies – the female rider would be cautious of Eragon even though he’s in no condition to fight and in need of information.  Hence the shackles and the torture.  I’m going to stop now, because believe it or not I DO have more to add – it’s just that people aren’t really going to appreciate it if I just slam a 4 page theory on someones comment.  So feel free to comment and brainstorm.  Thanks for listening.
        ~T.E.M :3

        • Travis Martin

          Ahhhh son of a…..WELL in case anyone was wondering this is my comment.  I’ll repost at the top so I can recieve your responses.

    • Emma

      i totally agree and the raz’ac said he was looking for the true name so…

  • Saphiralover

    Okay so Cp put in the first book that all elves know their true names…so when Eragon was turned at the Agaeti Blodren shouldnt he have learned his true name?

    • Yomama

      he said that they are better at guessing there true names, also, eragon is neither elf nor human

  • Yasmin

    Ok so I have some theories, but this is one that I actually think is true… I THINK I HAVE CRACKED SOMETHING YAY!!! 🙂
    Ok so, CP has revealed that ‘Spirits will be revealed to have the ability to possess both humans and animals, opening the possibility for Shades of differing species.’ as well as that ‘Book 4 will contain mysterious “red-eyed rabbits”.’ Durza was a Shade, and he had red eyes… hello a rabbit Shade! So I know it sounds crazy but doesn’t it make sense. I mean, CP said it himself!!! He also revealed that ‘Angela will be involved with a Shade in Book 4, though the circumstances remain unknown.’ so I’m thinking that she has something to do with the killer rabbit (apparently a quote from when Eragon meets her has her revealing that her jumper has a ward against mad rabbits in it…??) I mean, I have no idea what circumstances these will all be in, or how dangerous rabbit shades are but I feel like I’ve got somewhere, and if it’s right, I lay claim to having put the pieces together first!!!!

    • Yomama

      hate to burst your bubble but…. i thought about this months ago, sorry :/

    • Yep.

      Yeap. Killer bunnies..? That sounds very VERY scary…. sry.  + as somebody has alredy poited out, shadekiller sounds waaaay more scarier than bunnykiller x)

  • Ichardra010490

    I have read a bunch of crazy ideas so I figure posting mine wont hurt what if eragon and murtagh mother was really the kings sister and that’s why he tried to get her after moarn died it also means that being it is rorans aunt he would probably be the next rider being it runs in the family blood it would be just like c p to mix things up like that and it cold be that arya is the next rider cuz her dad was a rider and that hasnt been menchend yet in the books and the way they get the egg is the two women that eragon blessed capture it but just like last time they have to go search for it and that is how eragon gets captured and arya and her mother finds it but has to fight murtagh for it and he kills arya mom before arya gets the egg and gets away with it will she is running away with it it hatches for her

    • moron! selena is garrows sister, so that would either make galby garrow, in which case hes dead, haha got pwned, or roran is galbys nephew which is stupid

    • Fundude

      Galbatorix is very very old, and Selena is not so……..

  • Ichardra010490

    I have read a lot of these post and I have read and reread all the books but the last time I was reading them I read something I didn’t notice before in eldest roran says to boast are elain I’m not for sure but he tells them that for him to be lying about his promise to Katrina it would be easier to ripe out his heart of hearts I hadn’t read that before so I reread it to make sure and that’s what it says that is almost the same thing that murtagh says but we know now what he was talking about so why did roran say that I think that like dragons the elves or maybe the dwarfs that when the dye they to have a heart of hearts and that is what is in the fault of souls eragon finds them and learns of a lot of forgotten spells and learns of a way to free murtagh from his bond he then seals the fault back up after he stores all the energy from them this is where he is captured and tortured by the grey folk to see what he learned arya mother will then try to protect him from getting captured but gets killed trying to he gets rescued by murtagh to be brought before the king but eragon tells him that he can break the bonds the king has on him them murtagh eragon and the other rider probably arya will defeat the king and nearly by them taking some loses I think that murtagh and thorn is killed arya is over come with grief from losing her mother but she still be comes queen and leaves with eragon and the elves to

  • Saphiralover

    but who would the egg hatch for if it didnt hatch for the Varden? It could be in favor of Galbatorix too.

    • Awoodbine1

      what about if the green egg hatched for the smuggler who stole the eggs for the varden ?

      • Saphiralover

        I like your theories… I wonder though, if that really happened, how would that guy be able to keep it a secret and evade everyone who was looking for him? 

      • Saphiralover

        I like your theories… I wonder though, if that really happened, how would that guy be able to keep it a secret and evade everyone who was looking for him? 

  • legend man

    i think that galbatorix sends Murtagh on a mission but he fails thus making galbatorix angry. galbatorix then attacks murtagh out of anger and accidentally kills him out of grief over Murtagh’s death thorns true name changes releasing him from the hold that galbatorix has over him  but before he can escape galbatorix kills him too. Shruiken then steals the last dragon egg to return it to the varden he then speaks to Eragon and sapphire telling them where galbatorix stores his edundi calling it the vault of souls he takes eragon and sapphire there where they find all the edundi included in the host is thorns edundi. storing the energy from the heart of hearts inside his ring he then asks whether he can put them out of their misery they say yes and so he destroys them this then makes galbatorix power start to ebb away and by the time they return to the varden the egg has already chosen its master they then use the spell that galbatorix did on thorn to make him bigger they fly out for the final battle with eragon on sapphire roran on shruiken and ?????????? on greeny this is my epic idea support it if you will 

    • Jsh_dvsn

      a little too simple, doesnt quite work

  • Saphiralover

    A theory ive never really seen before is that what if Shruiken turns on Galbatorix? Oromis once told Eragon that Galbatorix stole Shruiken from another Rider, so Shruiken probably never wanted to be his Rider. Oromis also said that they had a demented bond because Shruiken never hatched for Galbatorix. Maybe Eragon is able to free him, and then Shruiken helps him kill Galbatorix.

  • Tenga

    A theory that I have not seen explored at all on these or other forums has interested me and is a possible way out for Murtagh. We all know that if someone finds out your true name they gain complete control over you. But what happens if a second person guesses your true name. Who has control then?

    • Saphiralover

      Good Idea! What if Eragon learns Murtaghs true name then controls him to join the Varden or oppose Galbatorix?

  • oromis

    murtagh has to die. that much is obvious. he had done too much wrong against the varden [KILLING HOGRATH] for them to welcome him back with open arms.  there is no where he fits in.

    • Saphiralover

      well yeah but what if he somehow proves his loyalty? the dwarves would never have liked Murtagh anyway because of who his father is, so they dont really count.

      • oromis

         eragon said he would avenge hograths death. and he said it in front of other dwarves. this is more than the dwarves  just disliking murtagh. he killed their leader when galbatorix had not given him specific orders to do that. the dwarves will kill murtagh as soon as they can.

        • Gir Bot

          It never actually said that he wasn’t ordered to. In fact in Eldest Eragon said something along he lines of “I understand that you were ordered to kill Hrothgar…”

  • oromis

    WHO WILL BE THE NEXT RIDER??????

    King Orrin-not even gonna waste my time on him.

    Nasuada- Nasuada has valuable leadership skills along with bravery, courage, and the smarts to become queen of alagaesia.  Once the varden win, she is not just gonna slink into the background. she will be the queen. there is no other place for her to go. The next King/Queen cannot be immortal. that has already been decided. so she cant be the next rider. she also despises magic.

    Roran-  chris paolini would never make him immortal.  that would mean separating himself from katrina and his unborn child after they have died. NOT A CHANCE!

    Elva- she may be dangerous, but she is still an infant. she cannot be expected to wield a sword, much less go into battle. she is still physically handicapped.

    Arya- the only thing separating eragon from her is the fact that she is an elf princess and he is a rider.  if they were both riders it would take away the enmity between them and mark them as more or less equals.  remember, eragon has to marry “a nobel.” and besides, her magic is green.

    • foodforthought

      Very good comment. I would like it to be Arya but I think it will be Roran. It would throw a twist in the story and in Brisingr he starts trying to use magic. Why else would CP have Roran want to use magic if he never is able to.

      • Gir Bot

        Roran’s Aunt (Selena) was a magician without spirits, so he might also have the gift. It doesn’t mean he’s going to be the rider.

        • Marches

          whoa whoa whoa, elva was physically handicapped?? dude, she grew to look like a 12 year old and she’s not even 1 year old!!! who says she cant grow up?? oromis said, “one who isnt a rider but has the rider’s mark” or something like that… maybe sapphira increased the chances of her changing the future and therefore SHE becomes the next rider.. lol weird but she’s got this insane power to tell people’s hurts and stuff, so she could be one weapon on a DRAGON :O just my idea.. oh and angela is also up for the next rider role… she and elva were both present in all 3 books, like CP said. Angela’s got green equipment and stuff but as she tells the future, i dont think she’d be the next rider..

  • Fire Falcon

    If only the varden knew about gunpowder and uranium. I KID !
    Arya will be the green rider almost certainly and will then fall in love with eragon. Murtagh will manage to free himself from Galbatorix’s controle but not Thorn. So Murtagh will kill Thorn in Anger and then steal the green egg and bring it to the Varden With his eldunari thus making Arya the new rider and giving Eragon more power.After that the Army of the Varden will slowly advance to UruBaen giving Eragon little time to think of a plan to take the eldunari away from Galbatorix. He asks Glaedr how he could devise a spell for that purpose but Glaedr tells him its to late because before Oromis died Murtagh extracted memories from Oromis and foiled Eragon’s plan, Glaedr will tell Eragon to go to the vault of souls and summon back the dead dragons and there riders including Brom. With this army of the dead Eragon wil asault UruBaen. But the spirits must go back and rest in the vault but Brom stays a while to repeat what he said before he died: His true name. Then Eragon goes to fight Galbatorix but find he’s no longer in UruBaen. He then goes to Vroengard in search for him and unravels Galbatorix’s true power: a transformation of what was once the the Gray Folk.
    He narrowly escapes to the Spine where he finds Galbatorix who has lost much power escaping from his own creations that turned against him. Eragon defeats Galbatorix but then learns from Glaedr that the Gray Folk can only be destroyed by using a lost crystal of great power. Therefore Eragon tries to scye the crystal from Glaedr’s memories and finds its not in Alegaisia but beyond the west sea. Thus Eragon resolves to find this crystal before the Gray Folk attack the newly formed Varden Republic ( or something like that ) and leaves Alegaisia ” never to return “… to be continued in book five.

    • Saphiralover

      good ideas

      • Gir Bot

        Yeah, the ideas are OK, all except for Murtagh killing thorn. Sorry but no, just… no. Absolutely never gonna happen.

        • ..

          I agree with U. Murtagh killing Thorn would be as likely as Eragon killing Saphira. Murtagh said something like Thorn is more important to him than his life. SO…

        • ..

          I agree with U. Murtagh killing Thorn would be as likely as Eragon killing Saphira. Murtagh said something like Thorn is more important to him than his life. SO…

  • Saphiralover

    Maybe Murtagh changes his true name so that Galbatorix cant control him. And there is a chance that the Green Dragons Rider will be a part of the Varden. But how does it get to the Varden if its in Galbatorix’s possession,you ask? Maybe Murtagh steals it from Galbatorix and brings it to the Varden to prove his loyalty.

  • Saphiralover

    Maybe Murtagh changes his true name so that Galbatorix cant control him. And there is a chance that the Green Dragons Rider will be a part of the Varden. But how does it get to the Varden if its in Galbatorix’s possession,you ask? Maybe Murtagh steals it from Galbatorix and brings it to the Varden to prove his loyalty.

  • Josh_walton96

    OMG guys i just figured it out orrin is the next rider :O

    • Saphiralover

      Orrin…hmmm…maybe but dont you think that he may be too old? I think it will hatch for Arya. And then i think that Roran will be the next King. Maybe King Palancar’s blood runs through his veins. He did convince almost all of Carvahall to travel in the spine.

      • kblankenship

        King Palancar’s blood may run in his veins but we must also remember that Palancar was crazy. He did attempt to destroy the elves just to get their land. I think Roran is the obvious choice for King but it remains to be seen whether he will get drunk with power if it happens like his predecessor Palancar if he is his descendant. 

      • kblankenship

        King Palancar’s blood may run in his veins but we must also remember that Palancar was crazy. He did attempt to destroy the elves just to get their land. I think Roran is the obvious choice for King but it remains to be seen whether he will get drunk with power if it happens like his predecessor Palancar if he is his descendant. 

        • Saphiralover

          that would so suck if he did go crazy, cause he would be an awesome king.

      • Noxious230

        Why would Roran want to be king though?…..he has stated multiple times that his ambition for the rest of his life was to settle down as a farmer in (what used to be) Carvahall

  • Josh_walton96

    OMG guys i just figured it out orrin is the next rider :O

  • Vault-o-Souls

    eragon told murtagh how to escape galbatorix by changing his true name so that means that there will be 2 good riders if the green dragon is evil but, if the green dragon is evil who will be the rider.

  • Vault-o-Souls

    eragon told murtagh how to escape galbatorix by changing his true name so that means that there will be 2 good riders if the green dragon is evil but, if the green dragon is evil who will be the rider.

    • GalbyRocks

      No one has put up any ideas for who the rider would be it it hatched for Galby, which is still a possibility, although I think it will be Arya still

  • Saphiralover

    Maybe Angela is the one who is going to kill Galbatorix.

  • Saphiralover

    i dont think that Eragon would bring Brom back to life at the Vault Of Souls, because then wouldnt Brom be mad? what if the 7 words Brom told Eragon were the names of the 7 most powerful Riders, and Eragon brings them back to life?

  • Saphiralover

    i dont think that Eragon would bring Brom back to life at the Vault Of Souls, because then wouldnt Brom be mad? what if the 7 words Brom told Eragon were the names of the 7 most powerful Riders, and Eragon brings them back to life?

    • EternalShade

      Why would that make him mad?

    • Jsh_dvsn

      not to life, because magic cant reach beyond the void

  • bjartsverd

    I think Islanzadi dies, and Eragon is blamed and captured (coz the elves are already annoyed about the whole menoa tree thing, and her death might be something to do with what the menoa tree took?) i think it will be Islanzadi that dies because CP has already said the series is called inheritence because its about the younger generation taking up the responsibilitys of their parents (eragon + murtagh being a rider, orik being king) so it follows that Arya will probably become queen 🙂

    • Jsh_dvsn

      i agree, i believe that arya will become queen

  • Alamonta

    Just want to see what everyone thinks of my theories- they’re posted further down but I didn’t know if anyone saw them, so…

    Personally, I am of the opinion that the last seven words Brom spoke to Eragon were Galbatorix’s true name. Eragon hasn’t said it or told anyone what he knows, because obviously, if he mentions it at all, he will die. He’s waiting for the right time and looking for a way to prevent his own death when he finally is able to use Galbatorix’s name against him.  Notice, Brom died rather quickly after revealing these words to Eragon and probably had saved this knowledge for when he knew he was about to die, anyways… Brom seems like one of the few characters in the book who are certainly intelligent to guess the name. If not Brom, than who? True, the name has been discovered before, but those who discovered it died immediately following their discoveries, because they spoke it aloud. Brom and Eragon would both be intelligent enough to learn from those mistakes.
     And btw- the new rider is Arya. The new King will be Roran. I believe that Elain’s baby and Elain will, sadly, both die, which will cause Horst to go into a frenzy against the empire, and that this will leave him dead, as well (I think this might be one of the deaths Paolini cried over). Roran will kill Birgit after she attempts to attack him, and her son will take up the vendetta against Roran, instead. Nasuada, Orrin, Murtagh (death by spikes), and  Islanzadi will all die, and it is quite possible that Arya will be the one to kill Islanzadi. Finally, I do believe that whatever the Menoa wanted from Eragon and Saphira is directly related to the pain in his stomach mentioned in the book, and that whatever she wanted she already has taken. No idea what it is, though.

    • Saphiralover

      but what of Angela? Surely there is a reason for the way she is? i think that she is one of the Grey Folk.

      • Alamonta

        I only heard this theory the other day, but I do believe that its completely possible. She’s SOMETHING out of the ordinary, and since she doesn’t seem to fit into any of the categories of creatures or races we have met thus far, its very probable that she is one of the very folk. If she is, I’m thinking she might be the one to lead Eragon to the Vault of Souls. Something else I’ve thought of since I wrote that last bit.. Doru Araeba may very well be where the last of the Grey Folk are. Even if that’s not where they are, there IS something there. Paolini directly evaded a question concerning that.

        • Amy444213

          No one has posted Arya’s mother as perhaps being the rider

          • Yomama

            arya’s mother is islanzada

          • Jsh_dvsn

            because thats not going to happen, the dragon eggs are older than the downfall and so she would have been tested when she was younger

    • Gir Bot

      They couldn’t have been Galbatorix’s name because He asked Oromis or Arya (can’t remember which) if anyone had ever discovered Galbatorix’s true name, and Brom told him what the words meant so why would he have asked if he knew Galbatorix’s name already?

    • Yomama

      what if humans have a kind of heart od hearts also? could that be the pain that eragon fealt? or could it be that he has one because of what the dragons did during ageati blohdren?

  • Blabla98

    About that with that, greeni would be hatchling they use same magic A’s galby but they useglaedrs eldunari to control greeni so it Got All that eforens ces glaedr Got

  • Blabla98

    About that with that, greeni would be hatchling they use same magic A’s galby but they useglaedrs eldunari to control greeni so it Got All that eforens ces glaedr Got

  • Blabla98

    About that with that, greeni would be hatchling they use same magic A’s galby but they useglaedrs eldunari to control greeni so it Got All that eforens ces glaedr Got

    • Haileydog101

      what?

    • Yomama

      WTF? is that even english?!?!

  • Imby

    The spine is one of the forswornd dragons, and the dragon was named kuthian. Galby half army died becauSe of the dragon the mauve find that the spine was a dragon. And the rock of kuthian is the dragon kuthian. The vault of souls is the dragons eldunari, and the dragon can only give it to you if you says your true name, and if you dont anything evil

    • Rose Marie

      I did not know that. You are very knowlegable. 

    • Jjjj

      Eragon is in mens les beacause saphira Attacked the menoa tree

      • Jjjj

        Menacles

  • Saphiralover

    It was said in the first book that Solembum,a werecat,transformed into a human boy to help Eragon,Brom,and Jeod escape being caught by the guards at Teirm. So why couldnt they have done the same thing then and captured Eragon? Maybe he did something to offend them. Also, what if you can only get to the vault of souls by dying? Maybe the Rock of Kuthian is Helgrind. Its name does mean Gates of Death, after all.

  • Saphiralover

    what if he was captured by the werecats? has anyone thought of that?

  • Eragon

    I think he was captured by the Grey Folk.

  • Togira Ikonoka

    okey, here’s what i think. Eragon is beeing tortured and he is hanging from manacles. What if the whole thing is happening inside his mind, the dungeon is his mind. He suffers from a great loss, a character dies, that means Roran or Arya.

    The new rider has too be Roran if he doesn’t die(then I think Katrina will die), because he is a farmer, and therefore green.

    What if the new dragon and Saphira have an egg: inside a new female dragon. she will mate with an another dragon, and so on, and there will be dragons in Alagaesia once again. He leaves to the places the elves came from, or the place humans came from.

    thats what I think though, but my mind is still unclear.

    May your swords stay sharp!

    • Yomama

      roran is not going to be the rider, the piece that roran plays in the series is the cheracter that prooves that magic isn’t as important as determination in the face of almost certain defeat

  • Rose Marie

    Unknown character is killed:
    I think that Arya is going to die.

    • Saphiralover

      But Arya is the most likely candidate to be the Green Dragons Rider. And it would kinda really suck if Arya died, cause she is awesome. And why would Arya die? Not trying to be mean or anything, just pointing stuff out.

    • Jacque

      I read an expert that told about how a wall was about to fall on Roran and he could not get out of the way in time. I hope HE doesn’t die…

      • Saphiralover

        i bet that that will be the death by spikes! i mean dont get me wrong, i totally love Roran, but if a wall is about to fall on him, maybe it was a wall with spikes.

        • eragon 1

          However another exerpt later on the book(king cat) reveals Roran is still alive

  • Chefbqmac

    So here is what i think. I think that Angelt was a ridder, but then her dragon died during the fall of riders. she now uses her dragon bones, when she casts fortunes. This is where she got her dragon bones and her long life from. what do you thik?

    • Saphiralover

      but if Angela was a rider,wouldnt her magic get weaker the longer her dragon had been dead? although i do like your theories

      • Travis Martin

        Actually I believe it says in the first book that if a riders dragon dies  and they don’t end up going insane with grief then they do still end up getting more powerful over time even though the bond has been physically and mentally broken.  Otherwise the ring that brom gave Eragon couldn’t have possibly had as much power as it did after thirteen years of decreasing energy reserves.

    • Saphiralover

      but if Angela was a rider,wouldnt her magic get weaker the longer her dragon had been dead? although i do like your theories

  • Ryanwesterbeck

    the new rider will probably arya but im not counting out angela and the persons death is orik when he is attempting to rescue eragon from vermund and his clan that i can’t remember

  • Aeon_Falcon

    Remember to two strangers with Angela, blessed by Eragon. They may be the new character introduced as promised by CP. I believe the elder one is Eragon’s mother, Selena living in secrecy because of some reason (maybe oath in Ancient language). She might be the one getting killed. She could be the same person Angela talked about in Book 1 “The first was a woman, many years ago”, about Solembum talking to only three people. “Selena was her name.” Even if she doesn’t have any relationship with Eragon, I feel she is going to play a very important role.

    Angela would be a fitting one to be a green dragon rider, as she is associated with green armor twice in the series, (once before battle of Burning Plains and next in siege of Fienster). The only contradiction I have against her is her race, which hasn’t been cleared by CP. A long life, so cant be a human. But Oromis said, “Her behavior reminds me very much of a human spell-caster who once visited the halls of Ellesméra, although she did not go by the name of Angela.” Her ancestory would be bit confusing. With Werecats playing major role cant neglect the possibility of her being one of them, hence cant become Dragon Rider (spell bounds elves and humans)

    Arya is mostly shown in black dress but with “emerald eyes” which could be contributed to the fact of her being an elf. Having her associated with green would be incomplete as green may be associated to all elves for their love for nature “Both sexes were garbed in rustic tunics of green and brown, fringed with dusky
    colors of orange, russet, and gold.” – Eldest
     
    Roran must be having bloodline of King Palancar (Palancar Valley) and would become next King of Alagaesia, so he must not be dragon rider (next king being an Immortal is a big no). But main reason I don’t want to have Roran as Dragon Rider is, I want to see him kill some 400 soldiers single-handedly without magic in Book 4.

    There is so many possibilities of having people killed. Cant just choose one. Eragon has to leave Alagaesia for ever, and if he leaves with Saphira how are Dragons going to reproduce in Alagaesia. So dragons would face true extinction in Alagaesia. Thats bit disturbing. Maybe Eragon dies to go the spirit world. And Saphira though being in extreme trauma controls self to bring back the reign of dragon riders. or may accept Arya as new rider.  

    7 words of Brom might be spell to open up Vault of Souls.

    Thorn might die in a battle against after Murtagh & Thorn change their true names. Leaving Murtagh alone and shattered. He may pair up with Nasauda.

    How are mine predictions? 🙂

  • Aeon_Falcon

    Remember to two strangers with Angela, blessed by Eragon. They may be the new character introduced as promised by CP. I believe the elder one is Eragon’s mother, Selena living in secrecy because of some reason (maybe oath in Ancient language). She might be the one getting killed. She could be the same person Angela talked about in Book 1 “The first was a woman, many years ago”, about Solembum talking to only three people. “Selena was her name.” Even if she doesn’t have any relationship with Eragon, I feel she is going to play a very important role.

    Angela would be a fitting one to be a green dragon rider, as she is associated with green armor twice in the series, (once before battle of Burning Plains and next in siege of Fienster). The only contradiction I have against her is her race, which hasn’t been cleared by CP. A long life, so cant be a human. But Oromis said, “Her behavior reminds me very much of a human spell-caster who once visited the halls of Ellesméra, although she did not go by the name of Angela.” Her ancestory would be bit confusing. With Werecats playing major role cant neglect the possibility of her being one of them, hence cant become Dragon Rider (spell bounds elves and humans)

    Arya is mostly shown in black dress but with “emerald eyes” which could be contributed to the fact of her being an elf. Having her associated with green would be incomplete as green may be associated to all elves for their love for nature “Both sexes were garbed in rustic tunics of green and brown, fringed with dusky
    colors of orange, russet, and gold.” – Eldest
     
    Roran must be having bloodline of King Palancar (Palancar Valley) and would become next King of Alagaesia, so he must not be dragon rider (next king being an Immortal is a big no). But main reason I don’t want to have Roran as Dragon Rider is, I want to see him kill some 400 soldiers single-handedly without magic in Book 4.

    There is so many possibilities of having people killed. Cant just choose one. Eragon has to leave Alagaesia for ever, and if he leaves with Saphira how are Dragons going to reproduce in Alagaesia. So dragons would face true extinction in Alagaesia. Thats bit disturbing. Maybe Eragon dies to go the spirit world. And Saphira though being in extreme trauma controls self to bring back the reign of dragon riders. or may accept Arya as new rider.  

    7 words of Brom might be spell to open up Vault of Souls.

    Thorn might die in a battle against after Murtagh & Thorn change their true names. Leaving Murtagh alone and shattered. He may pair up with Nasauda.

    How are mine predictions? 🙂

  • Aeon_Falcon

    Remember to two strangers with Angela, blessed by Eragon. They may be the new character introduced as promised by CP. I believe the elder one is Eragon’s mother, Selena living in secrecy because of some reason (maybe oath in Ancient language). She might be the one getting killed. She could be the same person Angela talked about in Book 1 “The first was a woman, many years ago”, about Solembum talking to only three people. “Selena was her name.” Even if she doesn’t have any relationship with Eragon, I feel she is going to play a very important role.

    Angela would be a fitting one to be a green dragon rider, as she is associated with green armor twice in the series, (once before battle of Burning Plains and next in siege of Fienster). The only contradiction I have against her is her race, which hasn’t been cleared by CP. A long life, so cant be a human. But Oromis said, “Her behavior reminds me very much of a human spell-caster who once visited the halls of Ellesméra, although she did not go by the name of Angela.” Her ancestory would be bit confusing. With Werecats playing major role cant neglect the possibility of her being one of them, hence cant become Dragon Rider (spell bounds elves and humans)

    Arya is mostly shown in black dress but with “emerald eyes” which could be contributed to the fact of her being an elf. Having her associated with green would be incomplete as green may be associated to all elves for their love for nature “Both sexes were garbed in rustic tunics of green and brown, fringed with dusky
    colors of orange, russet, and gold.” – Eldest
     
    Roran must be having bloodline of King Palancar (Palancar Valley) and would become next King of Alagaesia, so he must not be dragon rider (next king being an Immortal is a big no). But main reason I don’t want to have Roran as Dragon Rider is, I want to see him kill some 400 soldiers single-handedly without magic in Book 4.

    There is so many possibilities of having people killed. Cant just choose one. Eragon has to leave Alagaesia for ever, and if he leaves with Saphira how are Dragons going to reproduce in Alagaesia. So dragons would face true extinction in Alagaesia. Thats bit disturbing. Maybe Eragon dies to go the spirit world. And Saphira though being in extreme trauma controls self to bring back the reign of dragon riders. or may accept Arya as new rider.  

    7 words of Brom might be spell to open up Vault of Souls.

    Thorn might die in a battle against after Murtagh & Thorn change their true names. Leaving Murtagh alone and shattered. He may pair up with Nasauda.

    How are mine predictions? 🙂

    • Saranishysweet16

      1) to open the vault of souls Solembum told Eragon to speak his name.
      2) I don’t think Selena is one of the two woman because Angela already took her fortune so she wouldn’t do it again. Also it is said that Selena died with her maids and Morzan knew so they wouldn’t pretend that she was dead. They probably even buried the body somewhere.

    • Murgle

      tl;dr

    • Eragon cannot die because the “guide to alagaesia” is written from Eragon’s perspective after book 4, and the prophecy also says that he leaves, not dies. unless they meant dying by figuratively leaving on a boat with all the elves

      Arya also has green magic – color of magic always matches color of the dragon. We don’t know what color Angela’s magic is, we only know that she relies more on potions and has trouble casting complex spells

    • Turtlem

      Well since eragon has to speak his name to open the vault of souls, could his true name be the last 7 words of brom?

      • Alamonta

        Personally, I am of the opinion that the last seven words Brom spoke to Eragon were Galbatorix’s true name. Eragon hasn’t said it or told anyone what he knows, because obviously, if he mentions it at all, he will die. He’s waiting for the right time and looking for a way to prevent his own death when he uses Galbatorix’s name against him.  Notice, Brom died rather quickly after revealing these words to Eragon… and if Brom couldn’t have figured out Galbatorix’s true name, who else could? The name has been discovered before, but those who discovered it died immediately following their discoveries, because they spoke it aloud. Brom and Eragon would both be intelligent enough to learn from those mistakes. And btw- the new rider is Arya. The new King will be Roran. Elain’s baby and Elain will, sadly, both die, which will cause Horst to go into a frenzy against the empire, and eventually will leave him dead, as well. Roran will kill Birgit, and her son will take up the vendetta against Roran. Nasuada, Murtagh, and  Islandzi will both die, and it is quite possible that Arya will be the one to kill Islandzi. Finally, I do believe that whatever the Menoa wanted from Eragon and Saphira is directly related to the pain in his stomach mentioned in the book, and that whatever she wanted she already has taken. No idea what it is, though.

        • Fire Falcon

          why would arya kill her own mother though ?    

        • samy12

          maybe what the menoa tree took was eragon’s heart of hearts? someone already mentioned this; Roan said “to break his promise to Katrina it would be easier to ripe out his heart of hearts” maybe humans have them too, and eragon’s is already with menao…and that could be why solembum told him about the vault of soals after he mentioned the weapon under the menoa tree bcuz they go together solembum knew the tree would take it 

      • Alamonta

        Personally, I am of the opinion that the last seven words Brom spoke to Eragon were Galbatorix’s true name. Eragon hasn’t said it or told anyone what he knows, because obviously, if he mentions it at all, he will die. He’s waiting for the right time and looking for a way to prevent his own death when he uses Galbatorix’s name against him.  Notice, Brom died rather quickly after revealing these words to Eragon… and if Brom couldn’t have figured out Galbatorix’s true name, who else could? The name has been discovered before, but those who discovered it died immediately following their discoveries, because they spoke it aloud. Brom and Eragon would both be intelligent enough to learn from those mistakes. And btw- the new rider is Arya. The new King will be Roran. Elain’s baby and Elain will, sadly, both die, which will cause Horst to go into a frenzy against the empire, and eventually will leave him dead, as well. Roran will kill Birgit, and her son will take up the vendetta against Roran. Nasuada, Murtagh, and  Islandzi will both die, and it is quite possible that Arya will be the one to kill Islandzi. Finally, I do believe that whatever the Menoa wanted from Eragon and Saphira is directly related to the pain in his stomach mentioned in the book, and that whatever she wanted she already has taken. No idea what it is, though.

      • Alamonta

        Personally, I am of the opinion that the last seven words Brom spoke to Eragon were Galbatorix’s true name. Eragon hasn’t said it or told anyone what he knows, because obviously, if he mentions it at all, he will die. He’s waiting for the right time and looking for a way to prevent his own death when he uses Galbatorix’s name against him.  Notice, Brom died rather quickly after revealing these words to Eragon… and if Brom couldn’t have figured out Galbatorix’s true name, who else could? The name has been discovered before, but those who discovered it died immediately following their discoveries, because they spoke it aloud. Brom and Eragon would both be intelligent enough to learn from those mistakes. And btw- the new rider is Arya. The new King will be Roran. Elain’s baby and Elain will, sadly, both die, which will cause Horst to go into a frenzy against the empire, and eventually will leave him dead, as well. Roran will kill Birgit, and her son will take up the vendetta against Roran. Nasuada, Murtagh, and  Islandzi will both die, and it is quite possible that Arya will be the one to kill Islandzi. Finally, I do believe that whatever the Menoa wanted from Eragon and Saphira is directly related to the pain in his stomach mentioned in the book, and that whatever she wanted she already has taken. No idea what it is, though.

  • Eragon

    Eragon might have been captured by The Gray Folk.
     
    You guys remember how Eragon asked Oromis if there was a way to convert light to energy? Maybe, he’ll ask Tenga how to do that since Tenga is always looking for the “answer”. I also believe that Tenga may be a Grey Folk. For Angela however, she may be a Grey Folk, or a werecat.
     

  • Jadddison10

    Death of a character could be Glaedr. It would be convienant and fitting. He’s technically dead but his character isnt. Would if Eragon is about to be captured and Glaedr asks Eragon to break his Elundri rather than have it taken into the wrong hands?

    Just spit balling. I think it would be convienant. My other guess is Katrina dies shortly after childbirth.  Although it would suck for Roran if it was Katrina after all he did to free her. Another option would be Murtaugh. Tragic Hero thing and dies attempting to help Eragon. Plausible but I hope not. The kids had a tough time already. last guess is Angela. She’s not a entirely nessacary character and CP might cry cause I mean he did base it off his sister. Those are the only characters I can conceivably see dying other than Izlanzadi (spelling?) but let’s be honest, no one in the fan base would shed a tear for her. 

    Characters who can’t die for various reasons: Nasuada, Roran, Arya, Eragon, Saphira, Orik

  • Nellybelly0123

    Also just to point out Nasauda can’t be the next rider because then Eragon would be the “master” but he has pledged himself to Nasauda. It would be an awkward setup as riders.

  • Nellybelly0123

    I do want feedback on this so if you know any contradictions to my theory go for it! 🙂

    I believe that Roran will be the next rider for a few reasons.
    1. The least convincing reason…Arya seems way to obvious to the reader. I’m sure CP wants it to be a surprise.
    2. Giving Arya the increased physical and magical abilities (as well as increase in energy from her dragon) would make Arya “the more powerful rider”. She would be the one that would fight Galby. That just doesn’t seem to flow with the story. Eragon has to play a larger role if that makes sense.
    3. If you think about it Roran has a much larger role to play in this last installment. Half of Eldest was spent on him even though he really can’t do much to take down Galby. CP could be slowly setting up Roran since Eragon has slowly been teaching Roran. Starting from small stuff like “Stenr Risa” to lift a rock to explaining about the functions of a rider and their abilities.

    • Draumr Ignasia

      I don’t think it will be Roran because then what about katrina and their baby? Roran couldn’t stand having to live without them after they died. But I agree with the arya stuff!

  • Eragon4eva

    DEATH BY SPIKES!!!!!! Galbatorix will be pushed onto them or something… Eragon will bring Brom by using the power stored in Aren, Brom will give Eragon his INHERITENCE. Brom will find a wild dragon to ride.

    • Jsh_dvsn

      brom cant come back, magic cant go beyond beyond the void, brom says that when eragon first learns magic

  • Kblankenship

    What if the death that makes Paolini “shed tears” is Roran’s? Maybe Birgit kills him? She still has something against him and it implies that they will eventually fight to the death? Then maybe Eragon kills Birgit because of it? I don’t know but you all seem to be forgetting the blood feud between Birgit and Roran. Discuss.

    • anonymous

      then maybe the varden is holding him captive for killing a villager, probably after the war

    • Draumr Ignasia

      not Roran!  🙁

  • Forfacebook73

    what i think is:
    kuthian is a name of one of the foresworn dragons, which is why oromis and arya thought the name was familiar but remembered no details.

    the vault of souls is obviosly near the rock of kuthian and i beleive it is a stash of eldunari. (vault of SOULS, c’mon guys, kinda obvious)

    i think morzan learned of eldunari and had a stash of them he would have used 2 gain an upper hand on the other foresworn.  i think eragon will claim the eldunari in the VOS, (less likely, CP s likely 2 add emotional undertone 2 mertaugh’s death and won’y kill him off so simply) use these 2 defeat mertaugh, take mertaugh’s eldunari. with these accumulated eldunari, aren,the gem from orromis’s sword (which he MUST go look 4, that much power must not go 2 waste), and the belt of beloth, eragon’s a boss. but, of course, galby’s gonna learn the true name of magic (cuz it wouldn’t have been mentioned if itwasn’t gonna happen, eragons not gonna bust into galby’s room and have him be like “woa dude, give me like 2 seconds ,ok? whats the word?! whats the word?! O woops, i’m dead”, gets his head lopped off. that would be stupid). i think in the end, elva will kill galbatorix, cuz she has power over all, and is the most powerful character in the book as of the moment (unless galbatorix has literally no fears, n that case were screwed) or rather, elva will enable eragon 2 kll galby by telling him galby’s fears. as 4 the dreameragon had, and the prophecy regarding him leaving. i think it’s obvious that he goes back 2 the land of the elves with arya, although why? i don’;t know

    • Jsh_dvsn

      no, not possiple, because the forsworn dragons lost their names, no one would remember or be able to say them

  • Melonman2008

    What if the rock of Kuthain is the Spine?

  • Alisaeed19

    i think it will be angelea as in the seigie of fineister she was wearing green

  • oromis

    in Eragon, when Eragon was asking Brom about dragons in Carvahall, Brom stated that dragons never stop growing.  This fits with Glaedrs immense bulk.  What if the Spine was really a gigantic, enormous dragon?  This would explain all the mystery surrounding it and how Galbatorix once lost his entire army in the spine

    • andy

      that makes some sense. even the name fits. like spine of a dragon.  do dragons ever hibernate? because then that would make even more sense

    • Haileydog101

      he said that they could grow to the size of hills… not mountain ranges.
      not to be a smart-alec!  😛

    • Haileydog101

      he said that they could grow to the size of hills… not mountain ranges.
      not to be a smart-alec!  😛

    • Haileydog101

      he said that they could grow to the size of hills… not mountain ranges.
      not to be a smart-alec!  😛

    • Jsh_dvsn

      it would be billions of years old, the dragon would have given up its heart of hearts already

  • Georgina Duff

    what if broms ring contained saphira’s mark one eldanurí they grow with the dragon and that saphira was pretty wrong that could be the source of all the energy in their except she’s asleep or something

    • oromis

      can you clarify that?

  • Minijdog

    I think that the rock of kuthain is part of an  old elf legend because Arya and oromis both said that it rang a bell, it might be that an ancient elf, who once found it, spoke his true name, and the vault opened. The power which was inside was too powerful for anyone to have or even know about. SO they probably erased all memory about it. But I bet before they did that that put a powerful spell on the rock and vault so that if anyone ever found it then a everyone in that area would die, also the elves probably connected the spell to the power inside the vault so it would not drain their energy if it ever happened. Half of an entire army in the spine might have disappeared because one of the men found the rock, and in doing so everyone died….so ya, that’s my theory. 😀 I also think that Arya is going to be the green rider.

    • some1 who comments

      makes perfect sense. I couldnt agreee more

  • Nj000001

    Even though CP said there were hints in the first 3 books as to who the next rider would be, I dont think the egg will hatch for any of the current characters.  Even if the varden got ahold of the egg before killing galbatorix and the dragon hatched for someone(Arya by popular opinion), the dragon would not have time to grow enough to be any use.  This means that the egg hatches after galbatorix is dead.  My prediction is that the egg hatches for Roran/Katrina’s son/daughter.

    • Jack

      But in the books, the colour of the magic used matches the colour of the riders’ dragons. Arya’s magic is green, so from that we can assume she’s the next rider.

      • Haileydog101

        but wouldn’t the color of their magic change AFTER they became a dragon rider?

      • Haileydog101

        but wouldn’t the color of their magic change AFTER they became a dragon rider?

      • Haileydog101

        but wouldn’t the color of their magic change AFTER they became a dragon rider?

      • Jsh_dvsn

        i dont think its arya, she has another purpose, sure of it

    • Jsh_dvsn

      it will be a character mention in all 3 books, but no focused on, so arya, angela, roran, and the other humans are out, its going to be an elf, im guessing the female child, call it pedo, but both eragon and the alanna are immoral so it doesnt matter, and eragon is only 16-17 anyway, because it only mentions one birthday, and i think he may have had one more, so it isnt that much older

      who are the woman and teen in the third, they will be signigicant

    • Jsh_dvsn

      too young, and eragon gets with the third rider, (bet ya) and thats just sick from a human point of view

  • :P

    this might be crazy but what if:
    katrina is killed (idk how),arya really loves eragon,roran becomes the next dragon rider,roran and eragon are the two people flying away in the end,and arya is the one on the shore(no one said the epic romance ended happily
     

    • Haileydog101

      in the dream eragon left with a GIRL, and last I check… roran was a guy!

      (not to be a smart-alec!)

    • Haileydog101

      in the dream eragon left with a GIRL, and last I check… roran was a guy!

      (not to be a smart-alec!)

    • Haileydog101

      in the dream eragon left with a GIRL, and last I check… roran was a guy!

      (not to be a smart-alec!)

  • UsEr

    Why do I think the vault of souls is in the spine…..

    Well there was somthing In there that killed half of Galbys army, and it could be a guardian of some kind

  • Peace_love_flute

    Eragon lives of course because his fate is to leave Alagaesia. Arya starts acting differently towards Eragon at the end of Brisingr so I THINK that his “epic romance” will be her. And just saying… Arya has all the best new dragon rider skills factored in. I mean she has been around a freakin’ long time!! Plus even she knows than Eragon about all the old dragon riders. I personally dislike an Arya/Eragon pairing but I must say that it fits the bill. Also (just my opinion) Eragon must be looking like a pretty hot elfish dude and obviously Arya would think he was at least a little more attractive. Maybe I’m off but if I was her I would be thinking that. Just saying!)

    • Simonmann95

      Umm, the best way I can think of to forcibly make someone leave, and never come back it to kill them, or maybe that’s just me?

      • Or, say, if his true name is revealed. That would be one way to force him to leave, though I think he probably leaves for other reasons.

        • Mollywaters94

          This is a longshot but I think that name of Alegasia changes and that means that he would never return to Alegasia and the dream in the first book could of been Arya and Eragon leaving someone on an island and that is why the person being left is crying.

          • Haileydog101

            maybe they take galby’s powers (idk how) and leave him on an island

          • AJ Raith

            FINALLY you get every hint paolini has given to the way eragon leaves if he were to leave at all. Alegaesia will change so drastically its true name is changed … there fore he leaves alegaesia *behind* and sets forth with a new and improved land.

      • Jack

        What about the promise he made to the menoa tree? She hasn’t revealed what she wants him to do yet…

        • Mollywaters94

          The Menoa tree didn’t say she wanted him to do anything but just before the Menoa tree let him go he felt a funny feeling in his stomach that will be what it was but we don’t know what this was yet.

          • Haileydog101

            she said she would take something from him

    • minijdog

      I think that your right about Eragon having to leave, and I think he leaves to the place where the elves came from. Vareal (I think i spell it wrong) was not the first dragon rider leader, so where did the leaders before him go? I think that every dragon rider leader has gone to the elves old home, except for vareal ’cause he got killed. Eragon is the leader of the free dragon riders so I think that’s why he has to leave.

  • the only answer is

    I Know what is going to happen. Eragon dies, Galbatorix rule all of the land the varden are blasted into oblibion, as well as the elves, and surda, thorn and murtag remain as his loyal pets and there is peace in the land forever.

    • Eragon fan

      no way!!! eragon will not die galbatorix will die

    • Haileydog101

      eragon doesn’t die because Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia takes place AFTER book 4!

      *cough* hater! *cough*

  • Anonymous

    WOW! this is going to be pretty intense! i’m going to be very angry if eragon ends up having some horrible fate my the end of the book. i’m buying this book the day it comes out, that is for sure, i’m so dadgum excited!!

  • Elvaria

    I am SOOOOOOOOOO looking foreward to the 4rth book, its going to brilliant, despite  the fact that someone (presumption- an ally of eragon) dies. I REALLY hope it aint Murtagh…

    • Galbatorix

      ur right.murtagh is one of the most likeable characters in the series.And Angela too….

  • Kim

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I know who it is taht dies. I’ve recieved part of a story and Eragon, Arya, Roran and the Varden are at this castle and something happens to the wall and it falls onto roran and crushes him because he couldn’t get out in time.

    • Saphira212

      no because that part is in the first chapter and christopher was further on in the book when he wrote about eragon getting tortured

    • Ryan Haggerty

      NO way This is way farther into the story probably in the middle so It must be either a new character or an old character probably not Roran. DUH!

    • oromis

      it never clearly stated that it crushed him.  It just said that the wall of starting to fall on him, and that he knew he couldnt save himself if he ran.  

    • erahar

      Hes in the king cat chapter so he could not have died

      • Guest

        that chapter is the first chapter so presumably the wall falls later in the book.

    • durzaslayer

       lets not forget that eragon teaches roran the words to make the stone rise.
      there is nothing that says that he doesnt further his training in magic in the beginiing of book 4 ,and then he could save himself with magic and not worry about running, or the fact that arya and eragon are around so they could lift the wall with magic or stop it before it hits roran

  • Maarten Y Dejong

    What if the whole thing is mental, the bondage and torture. Someone breaks into his mind, confines him there and tortures him. He only feels bloody and hanging in manacles because thats the image his mind summons up.

  • Lunias

    Alright, I’ve got a theory. Here’s some basic facts/inferences: 
    Eragon is in a dungeon, but not Galbatorix’s dungeon. 
    This is near the end of Book 4, and somebody has just died. 
    Since it’s near the end of the book, I will assume that the “good guys” have already defeated Galbatorix, so he’s no longer in power.

    Here goes; A main character just died. It’s probably Galbatorix or one of Eragon’s allies. I believe it’s an ally, which I will explain later. Eragon is in the dungeon of Galbatorix’s castle, which is no longer his because he’s either dead or defeated. Eragon is in this dungeon because of something he did; something terrible. I have a feeling that, in the final battle, Eragon killed Galbatorix or one of his comrades. The new ruler (debate amongst yourselves who this will be, but I feel it will be Nasuada) has imprisoned Eragon due to this killing. This line of thought works better if he’s killed an ally, such as Roran or Murtagh. Eragon goes on trial and is banished from Alagaesia forever as punishment. Another dragon rider (I will presume it’s the green rider (which I will presume is Arya)) decides to leave the country with him.

    This ties up a few plot points, such as the mystery of Angela’s prophecy. If Eragon leaves
    with Arya, then it also ties up the “epic romance” prophecy, as I’m sure she wouldn’t
    leave with him unless they are romantically involved. It solves the mystery of who is dead
    as well as who’s dungeon he’s currently imprisoned. Plus, it’s a completely unexpected plot
    twist. It’s almost perfect, though it doesn’t answer the question “Why was he tortured?”
    Think any of you could elaborate on this theory?

    • Elessar

      I agree with the galbatorix thing… been a while since i re-read but didn’t Nasuada get really pissy about her position of power a few times and what having eragon around as a dragon rider meant? ie would put Eragon in chains for killing glabatorix if he had a chance of bringing him to trial by hers and varden justice… i think there is a scene where she says something about that… eragon had to be ‘under’ her authourity… also eragon in chains and not galbatorix’s would mean he allows himself to be there as safira would not… so he is sort of punishing himself… which he kind of does… beats himself up a lot over things… that would also explain the leaving… no longer able to be under vardan rule etc etc…

    • saetep

      At one point during Brisingr Nasuada tells Roran “If you ignore my orders, it had better be to kill Galbatorix; no other reason will save you from far worse than the lashes you earned today.”

      So it seems unlikely Eragon would be punished for killing Galbatorix, unless Nasuada is no longer in command.

    • saetep

      At one point during Brisingr Nasuada tells Roran “If you ignore my orders, it had better be to kill Galbatorix; no other reason will save you from far worse than the lashes you earned today.”

      So it seems unlikely Eragon would be punished for killing Galbatorix, unless Nasuada is no longer in command.

      • Please remember that, in Book 3, Roran disobeyed orders in order to save the other soldiers. Even though he broke the chain of command for a good reason, Nasuada still had to punish him. If it turns out that one of the groups wants Galbnatorix alive, then Nasuada will be completely and solely responsible for Eragon killing him. In this case, her hands are tied politically and she has no choice but to punish him. It would be in this situation only that he would be punished for killing Galbatorix. I agree that it is unlikely, but I’d say not impossible.

        • Arva9595

          why would anyone want galby alive? isn’t he like the ultimate crazy bad guy manipulating everyone to do stuff they don’t really want to do?

    • Georgina Duff

      i dont think so it would be a dissattisfying ending though i agree that nasuada will probably be ruler -i wonder what king orin would have to say about that- i think angela should be the new rider is it possible that Eragon is held captive at dras leona, drugged and mybe very depressed cos someone he loved died  but arya and eragon way bad combo it would never work and maybe eragon leaves alagaisia because after the empire is finished and so is galbatorix alagasia isn’t the same so he and everyone ‘leaves’ that land and all the bloodshed behind at the start of a new golden age

  • Xxdothedew15xx

    don’t forget about the 2 people that Angela casted the knucklebones for in Brisingr.  One had scars from manacles

    • Haileydog101

      interesting tidbit! i forgot about that!

    • Haileydog101

      interesting tidbit! i forgot about that!

  • Kinleg

     Actually the shard of green egg was confirmed not to be related to the green draggon of book 4

  • Rile

     I think that these events will happen after Galbatorix’s death, that Eragon will be captured by elves.

    • Georgina Duff

      i think that ould be true as the dwarves describe elves as ‘caprecious’

  • Rile

     I think that these events will happen after Galbatorix’s death, that Eragon will be captured by elves.

  • Wolfspirit04

     I wonder if it possible that the Manoa tree actually has Eragon take n the title as king or some form of as to insure fair rule. Now with that said, it could lean toward Arya being the next rider and her and Eragon becoming king and queen together which would bring a new balance to Alagasia.
    Now i do not see where CP wrote if the manacles holding Eragon were man made or were they made of magic, which could lead to Eragon being captured by a shade or maybe something with magic use, which would make the mantacles and his escape very difficult without help which is where the character that dies comes into play, maybe trying to kill the shade or whatever to free him. The torture could be something more magical than physical, which is where the shade idea comes into play as well.
    Maybe the Vault of souls is a resting place of former riders and maybe they tell Eragon galby’s real name instead of having a ton of elundri, which would be a twist, do not rem. if CP had hinted to Galbys real name in the series it has been awhile since read..

    • Andrewh1597

      galbys name was all ready discoverd but it had no effect on him 

      • Ryan Haggerty

        When Was It Discoverd?!?!? and what is it???

        • Swordfrenzy

          The elves discovered it. Several did. But Galby placed a spell so that whoever uttered the name would be killed

          • Anonymous

            Why are you saying Galby? Sounds retarded.

          • Haileydog101

            cause its easier than typing out galbatorix

        • Guest

          Wait, I have an idea on how Eragon kills Galbatorix. Since Galbatorix has the spell killing anyone who says his true name Eragon indirectly finds out Galbatorix’s name (idk, maybe morzan knew it and wrote it down for murtagh, who sacrificed his life to tell eragon) and Eragon goes thousands of miles away and says the name, and due to the energy costs of magic being amplified across distance, Galbatorix either uses up all of his energy and dies,   or it kills all his eldunari so that arya or someone could kill him.

          • Haileydog101

            what if it was the brom’s 7 last words? he died after he told eragon!

          • Haileydog101

            what if it was the brom’s 7 last words? he died after he told eragon!

    • Georgina Duff

      no that wouldn’t work there is apoint in the previous books that this is disscussed and they said someone immortal should not rule over humans

    • Firedrake2001

      vlader said anyone who spoke galby’s real name died instantly

    • Haileydog101

      eragon couldn’t be king because ANOTHER immortal king would be a BIG no-no!

  • Wait…Wha?

     you guys all know that angelo said in the first book he would have an infinite or VERY LONG life? which cancels half theses theories because he does not die. And Arya seems like the strongest candidate for rider, because when saphira was rejected by glaedr, Eragon passed over a green shard of egg… in an elven wood… put them together.. you get the picture

    • Guest

      CP said that the green egg shard had no relation to new green dragon

      • Jsh_dvsn

        no direct relation, but it has meaning, or it wouldnt be mentioned,

        i honestly believe it will be an elf, but not arya

  • Marches

     angela could be the next rider… she had a green smokey-type cauldron in Eldest and she wore a green dress in a fight.. presumably, she has green magic too… lol has anyone ever thought that CP is reading these threads and laughing (enjoying) all these ideas?? i mean, you can definitely see one of the greatest story writers cause he’s making us guess so much!!! 🙂

    • Jsh_dvsn

      nope, i dont believe she is completely human,

      and only humans and elves are part of the magic

      and it did say that the grey folk joined into the younger races, but how long did they live for

  • Spartan4882

     Everyone thinks that it is Arya, and for that reason, I think that it is not. I will not pretend to be as skilled a writer as Christopher Paolini, but if I were an author, why would I release a storyline that everyone already knows? Sure, Arya’s magic is green, but there are others who have never even done magic before, so we don’t know what color theirs is. besides, you must realize that the dragons and Arya are polar opposites. the dragons are very free beings and Arya is very stiff. Now, Having said that, it could be a reason why Poalini would do it (Eragon would have to teach Arya how to get along with her dragon, meaning ARya would have to subordinate herself to him, for at least a few minutes), but it is doubtful. Personally, I think that roran is a good candidate because he is like the dragons in that he is driven by his passions

    • I dont think Roran would…Riders are immortal,and roran loves katrina too much to be immortal and watch her die…

      • Swordfrenzy

        There are spells that can prolong youth

        • Georgina Duff

          i think roran is too mucha farm boy he was made to be mortal almost like he is bound to the earth he wants a wife and kids and to have a farm not go off and have adventures in the same way as eragon besides he is way to tough to be a rider the way he handles the death of the men he has killed is completly different to eragon and i think it shows a fundamental difference between a warrior and a rider

        • Jsh_dvsn

          at the cost of the person casting the spell remember, only the elves can caste immortality onto someone and it would kill the elf

      • Swordfrenzy

        There are spells that can prolong youth

    • Jsh_dvsn

      i dont think its either, because the dragons is from the fathers (i believe, and last i looked neither garrow nor his wife had anything to do with riders

  • Ndrobka

    okay this vault of souls is either one of two things: it is either a storage cash of dragon hearts or a portal to the spirit world.  Now i for one would appriciate it if the vault is the latter because it would be alwfully stupid if the final battle between galby and eragon was based on who had more rocks.  However, i think it would be cool if Chris introduced more spirits or shades or possibly demons to the story. Also Arya can’t be the new dragon rider–too predictable–its either someone we haven’t met or some obscure character like glumra.  It would be pretty sweet if the reason why eragon is being tortured is because of a moral 180 and turns evil or becomes a shade or something, but it probably has to do with the talk of an assasin, elva i bet.

    p.s. i hope chris stops giving entire chapters to roran…this character’s entire family is either dragon riders, magica users, or assasins…all he’s got is a hammer–he’s like the batman of story(batman sucks)! 

    • Spartan4882

      About the riders, it seems like it would make more sense to have a character that Poalini has already created to be the new rider, like Nasuada or Roran or Arya (but I really hope it isn’t her) because we already know their stance on the war, and we can sympathize with them already. I paolini introduced somebody new, they would lay a critical role in the book, and for that Poaloini would have to develop a new main character in the course of the book. I would like to politely disagree and say that batman is a badass it isn’t her) because we already know their stance on the war, and we can sympathize with them already. I paolini introduced somebody new, they would lay a critical role in the book, and for that Poaloini would have to develop a new main character in the course of the book. I would like to politely disagree and say that batman is a badass

      • Haileydog101

        GLITCHY COMMENT!!!   :O

    • Fluidpower Data Specialist

      dont bad talk roran. hes a mean sunofagun 

      • Swordfrenzy

        I would be so happy if Elva was the new Rider! I know that because CP is so predictable that it is Arya though. He foreshadows way to obviously. But Elva as the new Rider would be a huge twist cuz she is unpredictable.

    • oromis

      Paolini stated that the new dragon rider has appeared in all three books, so the only real possible candidates are:
      Nasuada
      Roran
      Elva
      Arya
      Angela

      • Georgina Duff

        there are other candidates such as the people from the council of elders then there are other people from charvahall jeod and helen and loads others

        • oromis

          yeah but they are all way too old.

      • Haileydog101

        Angela ftw!!!!!!!

      • Jsh_dvsn

        he also said it wasnt a focused character, so it also cuts them out,

        the elven children tho, arya mentions them in the first, they are seen with muad in the second, and eragon sees when while making his sword, and they are only 5 years or so younger than eragon, in elven years all three of them might as well be triplets its that close considering all the other elves are atleast a century old (i actually believe arya is young compared to the elves

    • Jsh_dvsn

      obscure, yes, i agree

  • Glifax

    What if Saphira was the character that is killed (thus Eragon would be ‘inheriting’ the loss of his Saphira just as Brom did).  Maybe killed white trying to protect Eragon.  She dies and Eragon is too devastated by the loss to maintain control of his own mind and is taken over by his captives.

    The two dragons flying off in Eragons dreams could be Thorn and the Greenie because Murtagh could die in book 4 as well.

    • Marches

       hmmm,, well my brother gave me his theory, which i would like to state here.. Arya dies… And Eragon revives her.. Seeing that she is New-born that revokes the “abomination” cause of their age… Im sticking with that theory if some one dies…

      • Wolf

        that would be an interesting theory

      • Wolf

        that would be an interesting theory

      • Wolf

        that would be an interesting theory

    • Haileydog101

      in eragons guide to alagaesia he says that he AND saphira are leaving!

  • You know when eragon met tenga, tenga said that he was looking for the key to fire, light, and a bunch of other nutty stuff. i think that he was looking for the answer to oromis’ problem of not being able to absorb energy from energy (like fire, electricity, light, magnetism etc.), as opposed to from life. I think in inheritance, he finds some kind of spell or something that allows him to do that, and teaches it to eragon. it must have some limitations though (maybe it’s a new type of magic with different rules), because oromis said, “ah, if that [absorbing energy from energy] were possible, we [elves and varden] would destroy galbatorix on an instant.” If defeating galby was really easy, it would ruin the entire series, because there were constant hints to the fact that eragon would have to fight him, and the series has kind of been a huge build up to the Final Showdown. If defeating galby was a pushover, where would that leave the rest of the story?

    • It’ll leave the story hanging and i’ll hate paolini for life.

  • Coolguy422

    It sounds pretty predictable but i still think Arya will be the next rider it ties perfectly with the books Saphira said in Brisingr that if Eragon fancied her anymore than she would be chasing after her. So Eragon and Saphira are connected and if saphira falls in love with the green dragon than Eragon is going to fall in love with the rider and for the rider to be a guy than it would be to weired also it makes since that the rock of kuthain would be with the dwarves as they would seem like they have dominion over all rocks. And dont forget broms ring or oromis’ sword they will come into play some how and i think oromis knew more than he let on to eragon he always seemed vague to me when teachimg eragon like maybe he never told eragon where the vault of souls were because he didnt want him to get drunk with power and become a corrupt ruler like galbatorix, and nasuada will be king i believe and unite the dwarves, elves, and urgals under one rule.

    • Riiiight. Nasuada. King. Brilliant 

    • Sjd

      nasuada is female. duh . 😛

  • Serval13

    What if a shade captures and tortures him?

  • The Soul Master (Oliver)

    You have to think who, why and where they could hurt Eragon. The only people I can think of are Galbatorix/Murtagh and the Grey Folk. The only problem is where would the Grey Folk torture and CP has said that it isn’t Galbatorix.

    Going on to the thought of the Rock of Kuthian/Vault of Souls, it is logical that it is Eldunari. The thought that Kuthian as a Dragon of the Forsworn would mean that it is in Uru’baen (Galbatorix’s cache) but it could also be with the Urgals. Where better than where people fear to tread. Nar Garvshog might know it is important but not what it is or what it is but can’t tell anyone (Ancient Language when slave to Durza).

    • Marches

       have you forgotten what murtagh says??? (i think he said it) “eragon, he knows the Name” or something like that… hmmm has it every occured to anyone that Galby might know eragon’s true name?? or a True Name that holds an enormous power..  oh and the Ra’zac said something similar and then Eragon killed him.. 🙂 my thoughts only..

  • The Dungeon Keeper

    Morzan’s dungeon. Gil’ead has been captured and it isnt Uru’baen so its Morzan’s. Has a certain irony to Galbatorix that Eragon is being tortured in his fathers dungeon. Not true but what Ol’ Galby believes.

    • Anonymous

      Brom is Eragon’s father not Morzan. read the rest of the series before commenting.

      • Glifax

        I believe you should read The Dungeon Keepers entire post.  

        He said:

        “Morzan’s dungeon. Gil’ead has been captured and it isnt Uru’baen so its Morzan’s. Has a certain irony to Galbatorix that Eragon is being tortured in his fathers dungeon. Not true but what Ol’ Galby believes.” 

        I have bolded and underlined what I believe he was saying, which is (paraphrasing) We know it’s not true, but Galby believes that Eragon is Morzan’s son..

        • Haileydog101

          oops…

        • Haileydog101

          oops…

        • Haileydog101

          oops…

      • Haileydog101

        yah! what you said!

      • Haileydog101

        yah! what you said!

      • Haileydog101

        yah! what you said!

  • Not forth, next. xD

  • Not forth, next. xD

  • If it’s not Galbatorix’s dungeon, then maybe the werecats imprisoned him? Or the Grey Folk are back and they want to know what the hell’s going on, beaches? xD @google-1a9a254ac706c3a3864a9d6d75d8a423:disqus I think you’re right about that…how else does she live so long? Nasuada never got to ask her age, but the way Angela said it suggests she is MUCH older than she looks. I think the Rock of Kuthian is either a mountain in the Spine of some structure on one of the neighbouring islands. Concerning the fourth rider, remember the chick with the scars? 😛

  • Inheritancefan

    Does anyone else think arya is too perfect?

    • Arya_fan

      no she is amazing

    • arva9595

      she IS too perfect….a bit like a cross between wonder woman and arwen from lord of the rings

  • Beriksson

    It seems everybody is speculating about who will be the new rider, but not how they come into contact with it. It could be someone on Galbatorix’s side, but that would make it uneven to the point of impossible for Eragon and Saphira. Someone on the side of the Varden will probably somehow get hold of it, but how and who? Maybe that’s how Eragon is captured and someone dies. I doubt Arya will be the Green Rider. She’s already old (in human perspective) and powerful, so she can take care of herself without a dragon. Also, she’s way too obvious. I don’t think it will be Roran either. I agree with whoever said that he represents the fact that magic is not necessary, so he does just fine without it. He has a wife and baby to take care of. Thanks for reading! please share your thoughts.

    • Marches

       Sounds like a really sensible conclusion.. 🙂 nice one!! If what Cp said about the new rider appearing in all 3 books is true, the most obvious rider would be arya but seeing its kinda too obvious i dont it’ll be her.. well i wouldnt mind it though 🙂 Angela is kinda my guess, but she seems a little bit too spastic to be bonded to a dragon 🙂 orik?? no go.. What if, just wondeing, WHAT IF Eragon somehow frees murtagh from his bond to Galby and then he steals the egg, tosses it to Eragon and tries to take on Galby since he became a good guy again?? haha 😉 i just realized that kinda far-fetched.. but who knows!! Lets just read the book 🙂

      • Razzmanfire

        bridgets the new rider woot 

        • Haileydog101

          no no no no no no no no no *gasp*!

          bridget can die in a hole!

        • Haileydog101

          no no no no no no no no no *gasp*!

          bridget can die in a hole!

      • oromis

        the thing i was wondering about is this-
        The new dragon would just be a hatchling so i doubt it could be of much help to the varden and their cause.

  • KYfangirl

    I think, THINK, I don’t know, but MABYE, Eragon is in the dwarves dungeon…… Mabye something awful happen between he and Orik…..

    Tell me what you think!

    • Arya_fan

      not likely or there would have been a clan war

      • Kim

         or he could have been captured by Az Swelden rak Anhuin because in the 2nd book they declaired themselves ‘blood enemies’ to Eragon and Saphira. I do reacon that he is being held captive though

        • Kim

          I meant being held captive by dwarves

    • Jsh_dvsn

      orik and eragon are brothers tho, like roran, and eragon could wipe out most of the dwaves anyway

      murtage captures him

  • This isn’t really relevant, but on the covers of Eragon and Eldest, Thorn and Saphira’s scales are in perfect condition, and the spikes on their backs are long and sharp. In Brisingr, Glaedr’s scales are all crinkled up, and his spikes are short and blunt, suggesting age and lots of battles in which he has participated. However, on the cover of Inheritance, Greeni’s spikes are short but sharp, suggesting infancy, but his scales are all crinkled up as well, and he looks really scruffy-what could have happened to him to make him look like that? Saphira and Thorn have been in battles without ending up like that.

    • Also, Angela is a grey folk.
      End of.

    • Guest_of_awesomness

      if the green dragons scale are like that then that is another reson why arya should be his rider (because of the age and knowlage)

    • Marches

      i think you are thinking about this a litttllle too far.. I really dont think the guy who drew the Cover of the green dragon intending it to be scrutinized so much.. Have you ever thought about the Green dragon being on the run?? cause Galby or Thorn’s chasing him?? thats why his scales are a little worn out?? whatever.. its kinda unlikely.. 

  • Richard Abeysinghe

    In response to my earlier comment, if Gilderian is punishing eragon then Saphira would be punished too as it was she who impulsively attacked the tree in the first place. So either my theory is wrong or Saphira is locked up as well but CP has not mentioned it. Also Gilderian is too wise to punish Eragon at such a pivotal time and would be likely to punish him after Galby is killed. This punishment could be the same thing that the Menoa tree wanted which is to leave Alagaesia forever.
    I also remember CP mentioning that the Grey Folk would be revisited. So maybe Eragon comes across descendants of these folk and they would likely be powerful in magic and so capture eragon. Whoever captured him could even know where the Vault of souls is and this scene could eventually lead to eragon finding the Vault and as CP is near the end of the book this would be the ideal time as then Eragon could then proceed to attack and subdue Galby. Maybe as he was captured somebody who was accompanying him (maybe one of the 13 elves -possibly Bloodgharm as the character who died had to be significant enough for CP to mention) was killed in the attempt to prevent eragon being captured. Saphira too could be captured but held at a different place.

    • Haileydog101

      good theory… but who the heck is Gilderian!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jsh_dvsn

        defender of esmerelda

  • Richard Abeysinghe

    I guess that maybe Eragon is fulfilling his promise to the Menoa tree but I do not think that the tree would be asking for her part of the bargain yet because Galbatorix has not been killed as it is for this purpose that she released Eragon and it is not yet the end of the book.It could be that he has been captured at some place outside the Empire(possibly Vroengard) in his attempt to find the Vault of Souls by the creatures guarding it. Another theory is that as Oromis is killed, gilderian is no longer restrained and so decides to meet out the required punishment to eragon for attacking the Menoa tree.

  • Cat

    Hmm, the whole thing about Eragon pregnant is weird, but original. Isn’t the Rock of Kuthian where the Vault of Souls is, it says so, right? I think this would be where A whole load of Eldunari are.
    Murtagh probably dies, even though I don’t want him to. I think Saphira is most likely to get pregnant with Thorn rather than the green dragon, because he’s only a little bit younger than her, if only they’d stop fighting. Murtagh has to free himself of Galbatorix, maybe he tortures Eragon to change his good nature, and then change his true name? Seems a bit sadistic for him, but maybe that’s the point, maybe he has to change evil to become good?

    • Guest

      but if this is true then and saphira mates with thorn then eragon would have a deep ( and kinda gay creepy) bond with murtagh so i think its arya that is the next rider and the green dragon would mate with saphira.
      since he is already in love with arya that makes sence for saphira to be with her dragon….. im not quite sure but this is my prediction.

    • Haileydog101

      how could eragon get pregnant? he’s a guy and last time i checked, GUYS DON’T GET PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!

  • diggy

    eragon cant die because of when angela predicted his future, she said that he would have and extremely long or infinite life. as of book 3 he was still relatively young

    • ric014090

      maybe but if you remember eragon’s mother killed her self after angela predicted her future and altered it. angela said that they futures could be altered

  • Roxy Chesterman

    what orik said…

  • Roxy Chesterman

    Maybe the rock of Kuthian is on Vroengard? of somewhere in the Boar mountains. Remember what eragons dwarf friend said?! THat the dwrves called the montains by adifferent name and the would never tell an outsider?! Maybe the coult of souls and the rock of kuthian are somewhere in the boar mountains. (under there original dwarven name,of course) Thoughts???

  • Roxy Chesterman

    WHat that does not mak any sense! THere is no mention of Gleadr in all this… maybe he dies??(thoughts?) Maybe someone destroyes his ELdunari,and then joins oromis and brom in he void.

  • Oakgem217

    saphira dies and eragon goes to the vault of souls and brings her,ormis,brom back

    • icydragon

      good call. maybe he is being tortured as a type of payment for their return..

    • rebel fay

      i think he would also bring his mother, and uncle back too

    • Guest

      Yay! I’m not the only one who thinks the VOS doesn’t contain a ton of Eldunari! It would be way too simple if that were the case. I think the VOS would hold all the souls of past riders and others, but I don’t think they can come back to life, that would be way too easy, I dunno, to me it’s kind of like cheating. But I do think that they help Eragon in defeating Galbatorix, maybe they tell him where he can find more Eldunari? Or maybe there’s a different way that Eragon can overpower Galbatorix that they tell him of? I think the answer does not lie with the Eldunari, but something else. No idea what though.

  • hmmm

    Saphira dies, Eragon is captured—Eragon is left tortured and dying

  • hmmm

    Saphira dies, Eragon is captured—Eragon is left tortured and dying

    • Guest

      I think Eragon is too attached to Saphira, if she died he would want to die too. Wow would that be sad…

  • Hannah

    Wow. That’s all I can say. This is incredible and it makes me wonder… Personally I hope this does not lead to the death of Eragon; that would just be WAY too tragic. 🙁

    Can’t wait for November!! 😀

    • Haileydog101

      don’t worry! eragon can’t die because EGTA takes place AFTER book 4 and he has to be alive to write it!

  • Jimmy

    Oh and yeah I also think that eragon is captured by murtagh an taken to morzans castle. And obviously the rock of kuthian is the name of a forsworn dragon because as both orimis an arya stated that it struck a familiar chord in their memory, and this sounds a lot like the Banashing of the Names

    • the rider

      this is not possible because eragon seems to remember the name(rock of Kuthian).And in Eldest eragon does read the names of the dragons but stilll does not remember it .

  • Jimmy

    Honestly if roran becomes the next rider I will probably stop reading right there and throw the book out the window. Roran is my LEAST favorite character( apart from Katrina of course) and it would be such a dissapointment of he becomes the rider. I was thinking either Arya, or maybe that the green dragon has already hatched. Although I wouldn’t mind seeing roran become king, which I think is likely to happen.

    • Guest

      I never thought of Roran becoming king… that would work out well! But I agree, he’s a pretty cool character, but not fit to be a dragon rider. It just wouldn’t work for me.

    • Guest

      I never thought of Roran becoming king… that would work out well! But I agree, he’s a pretty cool character, but not fit to be a dragon rider. It just wouldn’t work for me.

    • Dylan Heads

       I believe I have found it, the answer!!
      The series is called inheritance because of roran’s, Arya’s, Nasuada’s, Orik’s and Eragon’s inheritance to their family, so here is it.

      Roran became a family man and took after Garrow I believe, Nasuada became queen of varden after her dad, Orik became king of dwarves after Hrothgar and Eragon became a draon rider after Brom. We have all but Arya, Christopher also said that there is an elvish death, this will be the queen of the elves! Arya becomes queen of elves after her mother and sends the elves out of hiding to assist the varden. This gets all of the inheritance for the characters. I believe that hen the queen dies, Eragon was close or related to it and as sent to the dungeon to be tortured as they believe he is the cause. Angela becomes the new rider and said that she had been to the elves land before, therefore knowing where it is, goes to rescue him bringing the werecats out of hiding since she knows them. The elves realize they were wrong and apologize, giving Eragon the heart of hearts from the dragon of the original Eragon as well as more. Then the elves, dwarves, humans, urgals, two dragons and the werecats attack the empire, killing Murtagh (which Brom did to Murtagh and they used to be best friends just like Eragon and Murtagh). Then everyone goes in for the big battle, killing the king.  

    • Haileydog101

      HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!   >:(

  • Music-man93

    i think the next rider will definitely be one of the elf children! Paolioni said they would play a significant role in the last book!

    • the rider

      yes i agree

      • Kim

         ah but Paolini also said that the new rider was in ALL 3 books and as the elf children weren’t then neither of them can become a rider

  • Elva.

    I feel like this might have something to do with all the speculation of the importance of the Werecats in the fourth book. After what Oromis taught him about not needing the ancient language to work magic, it doesn’t make sense for him to be held captive in this manner, at least not for very long. I find it really hard to believe that it isn’t Galbatorix, so maybe he’s not in Galbatroix’s dungeon, but it another under the Empire’s control. It was probably Murtagh who did it.
    When it comes to speculations about Angela’s predicition that Eragon wil leave Alageasia forever, I highly doubt it’ll come to pass because of sad events. Frequently, both him and Saphira express curiousity about lands other than Alagaesia, so it’s possible that they leave because of that. There are a number of things that could cause him to leave and never return. Also, this could mean something as simple as his death.

    • Guest

      But Angela predicted a long life for him, it can’t be his death. My friend told me she thinks he flies to the moon, but I agree that he probably just goes exploring. It’s the sort of thing he would do.

      • Kim

         or Alegasia could be renamed becaise wouldn’t that technically be like leaving?
        though i highly doubt that this is possible as Eragon’s dream in the 1st book shows 2 people sailing away and i think it is him and Arya

  • Gregabboud12

    What about Roran as the new rider?

    • Elva.

      I doubt he’ll be the new Rider. He has a wife and child that mean more to him than anything.

    • Alexanderzinn84

      r u kidding me that is too expected just like arya

    • Lewis fox

      roran won’t be the next rider because he is in Eragons family so how would they save the dragons?????????????

      • Guest

        What are you talking about?

    • Lewis fox

      roran won’t be the next rider because he is in Eragons family so how would they save the dragons?????????????

    • Jimmy

      If that happened I would throw the book out the window right then

  • samiam

    i really hope that saphira won’t die but it would make sense for eragon to leave allgesaih forever

    • Elva.

      I doubt she’ll die.

  • samiam

    i think angela dies
    cp would only cry if his sister died and he bases angela on his sister, so i think angela will play a really cool role in book for but then she dies

  • Megan Burke2010

    Hold on. Where’s sapphira during all of this?

  • Guest

    the elf queen probably dies and eragon is somehow involved and the elves don’t take to kindly to how things went down

    • Elva.

      The elves wouldn’t imprision Eragon for that. And the wouldn’t shackle him in a dungeon. They’d go ahead and kill him.

      • Guest

        Yes, but I like the idea that she dies and he’s somehow responsible. It might play into it somehow.

  • samiam

    maybe the Menoa tree captures eragon?

    • Elva.

      Then he’d be trapped by tree limps, not shackles.

  • samiam

    i think arya dies eragon gets captured by either murtagh or some other person
    and thats why he leaves algesaia forever

  • awesome

    I think murtagh will get free of his bonds to galby andthen sacrafice himself to save eragon

  • Hybridofhell

    I think Murtagh is the 1 who dies. I would assume that Eragon was weak after a battle that claimed Murtagh’s life, and that was how he was captured.

    As a side note – am I the only 1 who thinks a spoiler from CP for book 3 was a little vague and misleading? Unless it’s true meaning is not reviled until book 4. He said a MAIN character would become pregnant in book 3. Only Katrina got pregnant, and she’s a supporting character at best. This got me thinking. I read the book again and formed this theory – what if Eragon is pregnant? I know it sounds weird, but consider this… The Menoa tree asked Eragon to give her what she wants, and then he felt a prick in his abdomin. The tree probably planted some kind of seedling in there. After all, based on Arya’s story, all the tree ever wanted was her mate. Any1 else think this makes more sense than calling Katrina a main character?

    Also, I agree with that other guy on this site, the rock is definitely a forsworn.

    The vault = hearts
    Eragon learns his true name.
    Arya’s scribbles in the sand in book 3 have to do w/ finding someone’s true name. Perhaps a prophecy of the name of the next Rider? Or maybe she was trying to guess Eragon’s name.
    Eragon and Arya hook up. Arya searched the tunnels after the first major battle and told Eragon “For you” in the ancient language. She impulsively ran after Eragon on book 3, without forming any plan. When she rejected Eragon, she gave only reasons, and never denied that she felt the same way. They’re going to hook up in the same way as Aniken and Padme in starwars.

    • Lizzy

      It is spelled Anakin. And my theory on the menoa tree is that she wanted to be left alone? i just read through the first 3 again and that seemed like a plausible theory.

    • samiam

      i don’t think the vault holds hearts maybe spirits

      • CJ

        ya, when he returned to Oromis in brisingr, he took a quick interest into being able to control spirits. why all of a sudden like that, it must be something to do with spirits. maybe he’ll use their power with their permission

    • Bookfanatic

      First of all I do NOT think that Eragon is pregnant because that would ruin the book(at least for me at) Second one way or another Arya and Eragon are going to hook up or maybe Arya is the one going to die because it’s obvious that they have feelings for each other.As for the vault I think that you might be right but I’m just guessing.

    • The

      …and then the menoa seedling bursts from his chest and terrorizes the Varden. There are few survivors.

      I’m not going to lie, the menoa tree impregnating Eragon is one of the more interesting ideas I’ve seen on this site.

      • rebel fay

        im sorry but the menoa tree impregnating eragon gives me alien flashbacks

    • Lewis Fox

      don’t you think maybe Arya and Eragon hook up and Arya is pregnant

      • Mini-nels

        that would be cool i rekon arya should be the new rider

        • Lewis Fox

          Yeah i know people think its going to be roran but it’s not because him and Eragon are related and the dragons could not save their race

    • Elva.

      The Vault of Souls pretty much has to be dragon Eldunderi, but I don’t think Eragon is preggers. Eragon and Arya pretty much for sure will get together, or at least hook up in some manner.
      In all honesty it would fit perfectly in the theme of the book for the next Rider to be a Dwarf. I’m suprised I haven’t seen someone already suggest it. Eragon bound himself to all three races because he knows how important it is for them to all work together and be equals. Also, there’s never been a Dwarf Rider before. It could be Orik, it seems reasonable. Arya is a much to obvious choice for the next Rider.

      • Jwdurha24

        Dragons and dwarves aren’t bonded i n the enchantment like elves and humans are so a rider dragon connection would be impossible for them

    • Alex_zinn

      The menoa tree seems wierd but it could be very true
      but i think it is arya who will be pregnant because she is a main character

      • Lewis Fox

        yeah probably because her and Eragon might well… you know

      • Lewis Fox

        yeah probably because her and Eragon might well… you know

      • yeh, but pregnant by whom?
        That would just be WRONG.

    • Guest

      I love it! Maybe Eragon’s not “pregnant” in the sense that we would normally think of it, but it makes sense to me. Katrina’s not big enough of a character, unless she magically saves the world in #4 (which would ruin it, point blank). And yes, the spoiler is pretty vague, and look how much people tear it apart for meaning! It’s kinda funny to me. I don’t think the vault has hearts in it though, that’s way too simple. And yes, Eragon and Arya will probably end up together, but personally, I think it would make for a better story if something other than the obvious happened. That’s just me though.

    • Haileydog101

      EEEEWWWWWW!!!!!

  • Geust

    Lol, looking at the age difference between Arya and Eragon, it would be like a teenager dating his great grandmother >.<

    • speedsk8

      Yeah, but if you compare Arya’s age to how long elves/riders live, its like a 17 year old dating a 22 year old. Not to bad.

    • samiam

      a GILF Arya is a Gilf!!!!

    • Lewis Fox

      actually no because they will live forever unless disease or by blade

  • Shadowgate

    I think Jeod is the one who is killed, after he found a new secret route leading to possibly the green egg or Galby’s eldunarí. Eragon goes with him to steal it, but Murtagh knew of this (the spies in Surda) and kills Jeod and captures Eragon.

    • samiam

      Jeod is retired and he is a oldy

      • Zvanarriger

        That would be possible exepct for that Jeod is kind of old, but if jeod is killed in the varden or surda an then eragon is captured by murtagh then it would make sense

  • Oasis_soup

    I think Eragon will be captured by Murtagh and spirited away to Morzan’s castle. His torture sends him into a mild delerium which allows him to introspect and realise his true name thus gaining him access to the vault of souls and maybe a chance to steal the green egg.

    • Zaroc17

      i agree… well said

    • UNCfan40

      It can’t be Morzan’s castle, thats what Galbatorix uses as his castle

      • Ben

        Its not Galbatorixs “castle” its one of his castles

    • Karyn

      Good theory! I thought no one besides me was EVER going to figure that out. CP didn’t have Murtagh try to abduct Eragon…what was it, 4 times?…without a very good reason.

    • I like this theory up until the vault part!! . I also think that the Vault have more to do with the dwarves than with the eggs. And Anyway we all know somewhat that Murtagh is the family member that will Betray Eragon again and again. And I don’t think it’s Arya who will die , they would just probably hook up. And I think that the first dream Eragon had in book one was of is own departure, you know when he dreamt of a elves ship leaving a man on a shore, I predict the man to be Roran saying goodbye to Eragon and some Elves. And it would make more sense if it was the Queen that dies. And Nasuada or Arya who got pregnant. And I don’t Like the Idea of Killing Shaphira, that would just ruin all of it for me….

      • Lewis Fox

        i dont know how you came up with that but it makes alot of sense!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Heq073198

    i would be sooooo disappointed if Elva was the rider of greenie. CP has basically hinted it for the entire series that it would be Arya. AND IF ARYA AND ERAGON DON’T GET TOGETHER I WILL FREAK!!!!!

    • chazzbx

      sameeeeeee xx

    • Piggiegp

      Exactly right. It would like ruin the book.

    • Piggiegp

      Exactly right. It would like ruin the book.

  • Akeel

    also eragon never mentioned the prophecies to a dwarf,not even orik.

    • Shadeslayer

      Maybe it’s a human name, cuz he didn’t asked to Nasuada or another human.

  • Akeel

    i think the rock of kuthian has something to do with the dwarves ,remember that oromis said that it struck a familiar chord in his memory but tht that he wudnt find a mention of it in elvish writing.it cud be somewhere in Galfni in the corner of the boer mountains which isn’t a city.there is also a possibility that Elva would be the green dragons rider which wud be awesome

  • Fricai

    An elf dies right? It could be Islanzadi! Or Arya because considering the age difference, it does not make sense for Eragon and Arya to be together.
    You know, Eragon might have been captured by Murtagh: maybe Eragon injures Thorn so badly that Murtagh wants Revenge

  • Fricai

    An elf dies right? It could be Islanzadi! Or Arya because considering the age difference, it does not make sense for Eragon and Arya to be together.
    You know, Eragon might have been captured by Murtagh: maybe Eragon injures Thorn so badly that Murtagh wants Revenge

  • Fricai

    An elf dies right? It could be Islanzadi! Or Arya because considering the age difference, it does not make sense for Eragon and Arya to be together.
    You know, Eragon might have been captured by Murtagh: maybe Eragon injures Thorn so badly that Murtagh wants Revenge

    • Tom

      If Murtagh took Eragon prisoner maybe he would take him to Morzans castle rather than turn him in to Galbatorix

  • Tom

    Maybe Eragon is forced to kill Vermund the clan leader but is captured by his clan and tortured until Saphira saves him, The vault of souls does sound like its going to be a supply of wild dragon Eldunari maybe in the mountains in the centre of the Hadarac desert.

    • Bookfanx100

      That’s what I think the Rock of Kuthian is. The mountian where the wild dragons stored their Eldunari. He has to speak his name to open the Vault of Souls so maybe the first Eragon had something to do with keeping a few hidden away in the mountains. The fact that everyone Eragon tells about it says “That sounds familiar, but I can’t remember…” has to be important.

      • Billyy_

        Possibly erased from all their minds, as seems to happens with a lot of things. Maybe werecats are significant in this way, magic doesn’t take much of an effect of them? I could be thinknig too far. But i believe the Vault of Souls was heaps of Hidden Eldunai.

      • Elva.

        What is the Rock of Kuthian is in the Spine? The Spine is well uninhabited, and it would make sense that the magic of the Vault of Souls would keep out the Empire’s Army.
        I do agree that it is signifigant that Eragon thought he had heard it before…

        • Lewis Fox

          the spine is full of urgals

          • Anonymous

            he’s a friend of urgals now.

          • Anonymous

            he’s a friend of urgals now.

      • Lissa

        If you recall, in Eldest, at the agati blodren there was something said about how the leader of dragons during the truce between the dragons and elves was also a white dragon, NOT Bid’dam, the dragon of the first eragon, whose name could not ‘be spoken in this (the ancient ) or any language’.

    • Karyn

      Um, Tom, Vermund was banished. That basically resolved the whole plotline. I can’t see that happening. Sorry to be pessimistic.

  • Dathader Vohdr

    The rock of Kuthian is probably the name of a mountain. It could be in one of two places: Vroengard or Du Fells Nangroth. It is a hidden vault of eldunari set up by the first Eragon, and can only be opened by saying his (true?) name.

    • Anonymous

      WHAT DU FELLS NAGROTH IS????

      • Dathader Vohdr

        Du Fells Nangroth is the mountains in the center of the Hadarac Desert. The dragons stored their Eldunari there before the time of the riders.

        • Anonymous

          AA!!!Ok i understood

    • Person

      Where would he get the Eldunari? I thought that the first Eragon was the peacemaker right at the beginning, he ended the war. I don’t see where he would have gotten the Eldunari if the pace between the elves and dragons was still new and the Dragon Riders were just formed.

  • Adam

    The dead character is an elf and eragon has been captured in the process of rescuing the green egg

  • Tolisk

    Theory : Izanladi make Eragon mad, he kills her, elves capture him and torture him in manacles as punishment.

    • Zaroc17

      no way eragon is way to important….. the elves would just have to suck it up…. besides eragon is way too sefl-controlled… and saphira waould never let him to that regardless…

    • Karyn

      I don’t think elves do torture.

    • Book

      Eragon would not dare to kill Izanladi because 1 he respects her too much 2 saphira would NEVER let him do that 3 I think Izanladi and Eragon have gotten along well 4 Eragon is NOT capable of killing Izanladi (she’s not queen for nothing ) 5 if Eragon still likes Arya he’s not going to crush his chances of being with her by attempting something SO STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • thomas

        islansandi can’t beat Eragon…she might be queen but Eragons a Rider..Dragons and Elves didn’t almost become extinct for nothing

    • Elva.

      Yeah, that’s pretty much impossible in this series. Eragon wouldn’t do that, Saphira wouldn’t let him, the Elves don’t have torture dungeons, and they don’t torture. If the elves were going to take him out, they’d also have to kill Saphira, which they’d never ever do.

  • Tobias_jagebratt

    i think the wercats is the one who captures him.

    • lol that make some sense in some kind of twisted level lol

  • Erablah

    Kuthian just should be the name of one of the Forsworn’s dragons
    It only makes sense

    • Daader Vohdr

      The Forsworn Dragons were stripped of their names.

    • Daader Vohdr

      The Forsworn Dragons were stripped of their names.

    • Daader Vohdr

      The Forsworn Dragons were stripped of their names.

      • Shadowgate

        That’s why Oromis and Arya did know the name but couldn’t remember what is was.

    • Anonymous

       The names of the Forsworn dragons cannot be uttered and many characters in the series utter this name…

  • lord rahl

    also i dont tink d green dragon wil be of any use n wil just hatch rite at d end as a stupid ending,also i tink the vault of souls,is eragon himself wit willing spirts so hes not quiet a shade,bt has greater power n the rock of kuthian is wher he meets these spirits,n all he needs do is find his true name to achieve this,as for d book itself i saw was only 704 pages long,which is disapointing,for more den 3 yrs waitin i expected a 1000 min,also means he only wrote 235 approx pages a yr which isnt great for a writer,i tink this book wil be a massive disappointment n dont tink everything wil be addressed fully or wit any satisfaction for d reader,just my opinion

  • lord rahl

    also i dont tink d green dragon wil be of any use n wil just hatch rite at d end as a stupid ending,also i tink the vault of souls,is eragon himself wit willing spirts so hes not quiet a shade,bt has greater power n the rock of kuthian is wher he meets these spirits,n all he needs do is find his true name to achieve this,as for d book itself i saw was only 704 pages long,which is disapointing,for more den 3 yrs waitin i expected a 1000 min,also means he only wrote 235 approx pages a yr which isnt great for a writer,i tink this book wil be a massive disappointment n dont tink everything wil be addressed fully or wit any satisfaction for d reader,just my opinion

  • lord rahl

    also i dont tink d green dragon wil be of any use n wil just hatch rite at d end as a stupid ending,also i tink the vault of souls,is eragon himself wit willing spirts so hes not quiet a shade,bt has greater power n the rock of kuthian is wher he meets these spirits,n all he needs do is find his true name to achieve this,as for d book itself i saw was only 704 pages long,which is disapointing,for more den 3 yrs waitin i expected a 1000 min,also means he only wrote 235 approx pages a yr which isnt great for a writer,i tink this book wil be a massive disappointment n dont tink everything wil be addressed fully or wit any satisfaction for d reader,just my opinion

    • Murtagh1010

      the 704 page number is a place holder. that is what cp said. it is not the real #

  • lord rahl

    i tink eragon wasnt captured,at all,i tink he learns of wot happened to roran gettin flogged by jormunder under nausade’s orders,kills jormunder n den nausade imprisions him,

  • lord rahl

    i tink eragon wasnt captured,at all,i tink he learns of wot happened to roran gettin flogged by jormunder under nausade’s orders,kills jormunder n den nausade imprisions him,

  • lord rahl

    i tink eragon wasnt captured,at all,i tink he learns of wot happened to roran gettin flogged by jormunder under nausade’s orders,kills jormunder n den nausade imprisions him,

    • Zaroc17

      yhea right…. eragon could kill nusada and her entire guard… king orrien or anybody else he wants and the rest would just have to take it… he is their future…. beside rohan would never let him… nor would saphira…..

  • Bob

    I would think that that Lord guy from the previous article “The King Cat” captured Eragon, and this Lord guy killed Eragon’s allies and captured him or whatever.

  • Heq073198

    I think he was captured by a dwarven tribe. i forgot the name of it, but the one who hate the riders. and i think orik was killed.

    • Dathader Vohdr

      The dwarf clan which hates Eragon is Durgrimst Az Swelden Rak Anhuin.

      • Heq073198

        thx! i hate it when i forget things 🙂

    • Dathader Vohdr

      The dwarf clan which hates Eragon is Durgrimst Az Swelden Rak Anhuin.

    • Lizzy

      Az Sweldn Rak Anhuin.

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    • Tool

      you are a tool

      • Sniphor

        ok guys i am hearing a lot about how everyone thinks that arya is going to be the green dragon rider cause her magic is green when she casts a spell, well here is a thought, what colour was eragon’s magic as he cast a spell before saphira hatched for him?

        • Haileydog101

          Uhh… wut?

        • Sworley8

          Eragon was a normal human before he touched Sapphira?

          • Yes. I suppose Saphira liked him.