C.P. Q&A Highlights – The Best Of: Book 5? Prequels? Wolf Eyes and Bladesinger? More Dragons?

Christopher Paolini recently spent a week answering fan-submitted questions, netting Inheritance fans over 13,000 words worth of questions-and-answers. That’s a lot of content to sift through! We’ve processed all 13,000 words and have pulled the very best facts revealed by Christopher, compiling them all into one organized, easy-to-read guide to confirmed Book 4 facts, Book 4 teasers, information on Book 4 and 5, prequels, and beyond.

Some highlights from our compilation include Christopher’s revelation of a fifth book; just how close Christopher is to finishing Book 4; hints at characters and their roles in Book 4, including Murtagh, Roran, Nasuada, Angela, “Wolf Eyes“, “Bladesinger“, and more; Inheritance prequels; life after Inheritance, including multiple already-plotted books; and more! You won’t want to miss this summary!

*Any bit of information stated below in quotation marks is a direct quote from one of Christopher’s answers in his Q&A. Any non-quotation fact is a summarized version of a long answer given by Christopher in his Q&A. No information contained below was taken from anywhere but his recent Q&A.*

Book 4: Let’s start out with some answers to our most-asked questions!

  • Christopher is getting “darn close to the end”
  • Book 4 is named – and has been since Brisingr was finished – but the release of the title is done at Random House’s discretion and will likely occur sooner rather than later.
  • The cover of Book 4 will contain the final emerald dragon. The artwork is done and Christopher has seen it.
Book 4 Teasers
  • “It’s possible that Eragon may discover more about [spirits’] nature” in Book 4.
    There are some “interesting bits” with Murtagh in Book 4.
  • Roran and Nasuada’s fates are completely different from their originally-planned fates.
  • Some hints at Book 4 may be found throughout Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia – mainly in the written sections.
  • Brom’s body is safely tucked away within a diamond tomb, out of touch from the elements and any human interference. Is it possible he could be brought back to life? Christopher says, “It will be addressed in Book Four, but perhaps not how you expect.”
  • “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.”
  • Book 4 will shed some light on the limitations and powers of Brisingr’s – the sword’s – ability to catch fire.
  • Galbatorix is the only other living Rider on Alagaesia. No surprises hidden in any more forests as far as secret Riders go!
  • “Wolf Eyes” and “Bladesinger” will make an appearance in Book 4.
  • Brom’s “seven words” will be addressed in Book 4
  • Solembum’s riddle will be addressed in Book 4
  • Brom’s sword will make some sort of an appearance in Book 4
  • We will see an elven death (and the subsequent burial ceremony) in Book 4
On Book 5, Prequels, and Beyond
  • “I may write a prequel book about the Forsworn and Brom and Galbatorix’s rise to power, but first, I have to wrap up Book Four! … I don’t have any immediate plans to write a prequel, but, if I ever do, it will probably be either the story of Brom’s life or a story set during the height of the Riders’ power.”
  • “There will be lots more books. Most of them won’t be set within Alagaësia, but some might. … Book Five (as I think of it) would be set after the events of the Inheritance cycle, would be a single stand-alone book, and would feature both new and old characters.”
  • “I’ve given a lot of thought to what I want to write after I finish Book Four. In fact, I have a number of books entirely plotted out that I’ve been waiting to write for several years now. Some are fantasy, some are science fiction, some romance, historical fiction, mystery, thriller, horror . . . you name it! I even have another book set in Alagaësia, although it won’t be my next project.”
  • “Once I finish the Inheritance cycle, I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do. I know that I want to take some time off and travel a bit, but I also have so many stories that I want to tell, I can’t imagine walking away from the computer entirely. I’ll just have to see what feels right.”
List of “No Comment” questions

What can we infer from “no comment” questions? They make for great theories! If Christopher is unable to answer a question and resorts to a “no comment” answer, you can be sure that the question is headed in the right direction. These are not to be taken as confirmations for – or against – the question being asked, however make good fuel for fan theories and speculation.

  • Would Eragon leaving for Vroengard Isle count as Eragon leaving Alagaesia?
  • Will the unnamed shadow from Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia be addressed in Book 4?
  • It has been hinted that dragons can be as large as mountains. Could this mean that there are still hidden wild dragons in Alagaesia?
  • Would killing Galbatorix free Murtagh or kill him along with the king?
  • Will we ever see more of the Ra’zac?
  • Will we see more of Tenga?
Fun Inheritance Facts
  • Angela “probably” met Galbatorix in the past. “You never know with Angela.”
  • Christopher originally wrote a scene in Eldest where Eragon and Saphira came across many bones of the dragons Galbatorix killed in the middle of the Hadarac Desert. This scene was ultimately cut from the book. “Be assured, however, there are lots of dragon bones laying around in certain places of Alagaësia.”
  • Everything concerning Angela and Elva was a deviation from Christopher’s original plot. Neither character was in Christopher’s original plot.
  • There “may be” more Ra’zac and/or Lethrblaka over the sea on the continent they originated from.
  • “I have a file full of deleted scenes . . . it’s over two hundred pages long at the moment.”
  • Vampires in Alagaesia? “Yes . . . and no. That’s a subject for a future story.”
  • Roran and Brom were partially based off of Christopher’s own father

Let’s clear something up: do dragons die when their Rider dies?!

“NO. A dragon does not have to die when his or her Rider dies. Brom was speaking in general terms when he said that in Book One. Most dragons do die when their Riders do, or else they go mad. But not all. OR, they choose to live on in their Eldunarí. Brom just didn’t want to say anything about the Eldunarí then. A more nuanced explanation of this was given by Oromis and Glaedr when discussing the heart of hearts with Eragon and Saphira.”

Could we have just one bit of information about Book 4?
“Beware of red-eyed rabbits.”

  • Lauriel

    I saw the movie BEFORE I read the books and I quite liked it. Then I read the movie and was like “That movie was crap!”

    I can’t wait for the fourth book, I cried so hard at the end of book 3 when Glaedr died, but at least he is still alive…sorta. And I don’t like Eragon or Arya 😛 I like Roran and Glaedr and Orik ^^

  • Raa’zakk

    I too think the makers of lotr should remake eragon the movie. but i cant help but think that the elves in the inheritance cycle are very similar to the elves in lotr , dont you think? im wondering weather either party copied each other or something. just saying…

  • Sundablaka

    I’d like to see a brand new Eragon movie series where they take the time to make a true representation of the books. (I liked the below comment) Even if that means 7 or 8 movies. Secondly, I have multiple questions, but for one is saphira going to spark a romance with any dragons? I surely don’t just want dragons to dissappear to extinction..

  • Pedro_isidoro_

    A Eragon Remake movie would only be good if at last they follow the basis of the StoryLine like:
    – Eragon’s wound made by Dursa (wich didn’t happen in the movie and its too important to be avoided)
    – Do not make Saphira growth by flying around the sky
    – Eragon’s Magic learn should be a stuff more harder
    – And so on….

  • Seven

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

    Perhaps “the spine” is more than just a name of the mountain range. It could be the literal spine of a VERY old dragon, the oldest dragon, who hasn’t moved in a an eon. It could also explain what happened Galbatorix’s army.

    also- i forget which Q&A christopher mentioned this, but in regards to children of human/elf couples, chris said they would have characteristics of both, could live among either people, would be extremely old, and would have become very adept at blending in with whoever they wanted to live amongst. This is referring to Angela. Chris created the character for his younger sister, i’m sure she’s worth more than a simple normal human in the series. Also, Angela is so mysterious we never know her real age, but we know she’s old enough to have known Brom when he was young. She also can use some magic and is dextrous enough to use that weird dwarven weapon that is supposed to be impossible to wield unless you’re one of their clan.

  • Chubbypandaboy

    Amen to the remake!

  • James Richards

    Yes, i agree npe. prequel!

    what does mike think.

  • New Age Rider

    hmmmm.red eyed rabbits,welll i know that albino rabbits usually have red eyes.and the only significants i would think that red eyed rabbits would have in an inheritence novel is it could possibly be an elve who has forgon there natural apperience much like the she wolf in the last book.just a thaught

  • Phoenixofblack20

    can we see the entire q&a plz

    • willgall_19

      yeah if you scroll down on the home page it has parts 1 thru 3… not that hard to find

  • Phoenixofblack20

    can we see the entire q&a plz

  • Adam32898

    i watched the movie first then i read the book i fell in love with the book. i agree that the movie should be remade. the eragon movie was crap compared to the book.

  • Doublejinx

    Most of the books have come out a year or so after the teaser chapter. This one was a little ahead too. So, March or April? July at the latest?

    Red-eyed rabbits? When did we start talking about Bunnicula?

    Book 5? How many are there going to be CP? Can’t you just tell us already? Although an Epilouge book wouldn’t be that bad, I suppose. A prequel on Brom’s life would be just plain awesomeness. We’d finally know all of Brom’s secrets. Hmm… Well back to the forums for some to debates.

    Ciao.

  • Bunny

    The only thing I care about is the release date! When is it? Way too long between release date:(

  • evarinya

    Does anyone know if they’re going to make a movie of Eldest?

    • Anna

      I don’t think it would work. They left too much out in the first movie. Like Elva. NO ONE mentions HER in the movie. It would have been interesting to see what they would have done for the dragon mark if they had.

  • dragonborn

    They could litterally make a television series out of these books. So much detail- he (polini) created a world that rivals the tolkin universe

    • Zeus’ Bandanna

      No that would be crap, PREQUEL!

  • JRPQ

    Who cares about book 4? It will clearly be a LET DOWN after all this hype by you (some, not all), the Eragon nerds. Cp doesn’t need more pressure, let him write his book, in his time AND don’t expect it to be perfect. Of course it won’t answer answer every question conjured and neither will it satisfy all of you.

    To hear people complaining about how long he is taking to write, and then expecting it to be level with the next coming of Jesus (I’m not religious, Jesus was a fraud/fake or non existent, I’m just trying to think of a momentous action), are way over their heads.

    • Anonymous

      well suk my nuts

    • willgall_19

      well some of the people on here have some dumb ideas… but to come here and complain about how most of us like this series and want to talk about it between eachother is way more idiotic on your part than anything we are doing on here… quit being a douche and lighten up bud the fourth book will be as good as any individual will let it be and nothing we do on here will change that… although it does get annoying to hear people talking about how long its taking

    • Thisguyisgay

      fuck you, you cock sucking hatting cunt, sorry about the language mike but it had to be said

    • Thisguyisgay

      fuck you, you cock sucking hatting cunt, sorry about the language mike but it had to be said

  • john doe

    if only he would stop worrying about the other books and focus on this book we would have finished already if would be very sad if book 4 flopped and was the worst in the series and he went totally broke an couldn’t write anymore books come on man hurry up and finish your fan john

  • Rupert Waterson

    YES I AGREE. MAKE A PREQUEL, NOW!

  • Aaron4prezz

    Does anyone have any ideas for what wolf eyes and bladesinger will do in book 4? Will they appear as minor characters with appearances that are on a level with characters like Horst and Orrin? Or will they be huge parts of the plot?

    • willgall_19

      i kind of had a theory about them being characters for his 5th book from the name of the title of the chapter… intersecting sagas… just a theory that popped into my head tho

  • Dbspaz

    cant wait 4 book 4 its bin a while since 3 was released so hopfuly it will be good and long

  • TeamArya

    some people read 3 books 3 inches thick, and go to a website for eragon nerds (well we are) and THEN decide they don’t like the series?

  • Sir_lucan290

    I know what the “Vault of Souls” is! Its where the Eldunari are stored that Galbatorix has captured!!!!

    • willgall_19

      no man… no

    • willgall_19

      no man… no

    • willgall_19

      no man… no

  • I think the Beor Mountains themselves are the BONES, or maybe even LIVING, DRAGONS!

    • willgall_19

      at least that doesnt sound completely retarded

  • nickpe566

    Its obvious what movie to do next. They should make a prequel, approved by CP, and then make the rest of the books into films. They can’t just make another Eragon film straight away. The bad aftertaste of the last film needs to be rinsed out of our system (metaphorically).

    It should be a prequel about Morzan vs Brom over the missing dragon egg. They could introduce loads of the characters from the storyline (Angela, Ajihad, Solembum, Islanzadi, Oromis, Jeod, Ra’Zac, Durza, Arya, Hrothgar, Hefring etc.) which would be neat. Most importantly, howeverm no one would complain about book faithfulness. Really, why should it matter?

    Personally, I’d like to see Brom played by Liam Nesson, Selena by Kate Winslet and maybe Morzan by Christian Bale. A director such as Del Toro should be assigned to it, in order to highlight the dark aspects of Alagaesia and create mysticism in it. What does everyone else think?

    • Simon Spafford

      Clearly this is true. A prequel is the way forward.
      PS, That would be a kickass cast.

  • Emmiklikk

    i think the rock of kuthian or something that was supposed to keep the soules is containing many eldunaras..btw sorry for the grammar the icelandic translation makes the words very different from the english words..

  • Sparky

    Te movie was horriable then ruinined it they change the whole story line like killing the razac when that doesnt happen till the third book.

  • Sparky

    Te movie was horriable then ruinined it they change the whole story line like killing the razac when that doesnt happen till the third book.

  • Shurtugal renji

    i wouldnt mind a eragon anime series and at the top about broms tomb it could be thaat saphira turned him into a human eldunari aznd they can communicate withnhim 🙂

  • Rockendeavour

    they probably wouldnt restart with eragon because you know how movie companies are. I would love to see the first redone but if they dont the best they could do is either leave it alone or do the second one and do flashbacks to important aspects of the first and what not that would be actually be awesome to see

  • grounded dragon

    The inheritance cycle, not trilogy, is a about good versus evil. I really want for there to be a female rider. Arya, maybe, but a new human rider would be awesome. I know what youre going to say. “It’s to late in the seires for a new character!” Boo hoo. Get over it. As long a Chris doesnt introduce the new rider in the middle of the book (exception Arya). Eye color has nothing and i mean NOTHING to do with a dragan selecting his/her rider. Eragons eyes are brown. Murtaghs are black i believe. Notice how their eyes arent the same color of their dragons’.
    I also have a question for the people who complain about the imagry in the book. would you be able to see the land of Alagasiea if Chris just told the story? No, you wouldnt. A book, a story, a reading be the same? in every book there are paragraphs that tell the layout. People are shaped by the land and their family.
    May your swords stay sharp

    • willgall_19

      i dont know where these people got the idea for the eye color but the riders magic always matches the color of the dragon and arys is green… and chris has pretty much foreshadowed her to be the next rider a lot… and i disagree that he can introduce and build a character to the depth that he has on the others… at least for a new rider it almost has to be arya… i do like the map in the start of all the books tho it helps me a lot im always flippin back to the cover to see where the story is goin on at….

    • willgall_19

      i dont know where these people got the idea for the eye color but the riders magic always matches the color of the dragon and arys is green… and chris has pretty much foreshadowed her to be the next rider a lot… and i disagree that he can introduce and build a character to the depth that he has on the others… at least for a new rider it almost has to be arya… i do like the map in the start of all the books tho it helps me a lot im always flippin back to the cover to see where the story is goin on at….

  • grounded dragon

    The inheritance cycle, not trilogy, is a about good versus evil. I really want for there to be a female rider. Arya, maybe, but a new human rider would be awesome. I know what youre going to say. “It’s to late in the seires for a new character!” Boo hoo. Get over it. As long a Chris doesnt introduce the new rider in the middle of the book (exception Arya). Eye color has nothing and i mean NOTHING to do with a dragan selecting his/her rider. Eragons eyes are brown. Murtaghs are black i believe. Notice how their eyes arent the same color of their dragons’.
    I also have a question for the people who complain about the imagry in the book. would you be able to see the land of Alagasiea if Chris just told the story? No, you wouldnt. A book, a story, a reading be the same? in every book there are paragraphs that tell the layout. People are shaped by the land and their family.
    May your swords stay sharp

  • Joshua Vinson

    I would really hate to see a remake movie of Eragon… that would be disappointing there is no way to fit that much detail into a movie. Instead I suggest they make a TV series or it. Going chapter to chapter and it would be amazing, they could follow closer to the movie and instead of cramming everything into a 2 hour movie, they can turn a book into 15 episodes with an adverage episode of 45 minutes. Agree disagree?!?

    • willgall_19

      to be honest if they did anything i would rather have it be a 6 hour movie or a 3 part series per book but i dont even think i would like them to make anything… i dont think they can make the movie not be disappointing… everyones interpretation of stuff is way different and a movie would have to be someones interpretation

  • willgall_19

    everyone im sorry ive been wrong about the name of the ancient language being liduen kvaedhi thats just the name of the elves poetic script they use to write the ancient language so i now agree with the theory that galby and tenga are looking for the name of the ancient language

  • mp13

    ok heres what i think will happen in bk 4. bladsingr and wolf eyes might be those two women that angela was telling thier fortunes to in Brisingr remember? and i think that the reason all those soldiers dissapeared in the spine was because there are either more dragons hidden in the spine or more razac and lethrblaka. then maybe they are guardin the rock of kuthian and the vault of souls which is either full of spirits or eldunari. then i think that eragons leaving alagaesia and never coming back might mean that he goes to vroenguard and never comes back for some reason but he still alive or somthing. then i think that possibly eragon could somehow find the rock of kuthian and use whatever is inside to defeat galbatorix. then whats his name and thorn are free. but then who is this princess that angela talked about? perhaps maybe arya lied about having no ohter siblings and maybe sha has a sister or a cousin that is also heir to the throne if arya dies. or perhaps angela was wrong about some things. remember oromis talking abour her? he said that she was not always right! maybe eragons leaving alagaesia was wrong!!!

  • mp13

    i loved broms character!! why did he have to kill brom??? if he brings brom back somehow that would be great!!

  • Fryedgreen1015

    they should deff go animated (graphically so)

  • Fryedgreen1015

    they should deff go animated (graphically so)

  • Fryedgreen1015

    they should deff go animated (graphically so)

  • Nasuada

    any ideas about “beware of red-eyed rabbits”?

  • Basche

    they should get Lord of the rings director and the crew to make a better Eragon movie, or even zack snyder (director of 300 and watchmen), lol

  • Melissa Vann

    We’re finally getting somewhere! These highlights help a lot!

  • New Age Rider

    it would also be cool if they made an mmo of eragon.

  • New Age Rider

    what if wolf eyes daughter was the new rider it would be a nice twist.i personally think that the reason chris is taking a long time with this book is that throught out the series u will notice alot of question about eragons life and not only that about the beagining of allagaisa.alot about the elves and dwarf,and even the humans.also alot about the king.the old dragon riders.magic.everyone here has read the series.so alot of question and secrets.thats alot to answer in one book if this book is possibly the last.so on top on all those question he also has to focus on the maine story,he has alot of charecters storys to focus on.so in other words he has alot to focus on.

  • Rosie

    are they going to make the other books into movies, like they did with eragon????

    • willgall_19

      they didnt set up the first movie to make the other movies… so if they do they will have to completely re do the first movie

      • Rosie

        well they can still do that, especially if they get a director like peter jackson or someone that knows how to follow the storyline. it would be a shame to not see the other books made into movies. but no matter who makes the movies, it will never compare to the books themselves; don’t you agree??

        • willgall_19

          if they did it would make all of us a lot happier that movie was a disgrace

    • willgall_19

      asdfasdf

  • Siren1955

    I love the books and the film.. all filmakers have a license to make films with their interpretation of events.. They did a great job..Give them a break..would love another film and look forward to the last book in the series..

    • THE PERSON ABOVE IS A DOUCHE

      your crazy they left out most of the plot so much so that they cant make eldest and have it make any bit of sense

  • This site is crap

    BREAKING NEWS!

    Book 4 is out tomorrow! It has been entitled ‘EYARIN’.

    Source of info. www,youguysarelosersgetalife.com

    • THE PERSON ABOVE IS A DOUCHE

      breaking news… whos the loser with way too much time on their hands? the douche above me is… how bout you get a life

      • Seismix

        someone clearly had too much time on their hands, if they find it amusing to send offensive emails to people.

    • Viv

      If you think this site is so crap then what the hell are you doing on it!!! You’ve obviously got way too much time on your hands that you feel you have to insult the people on discussion forums, I suggest you take that time to get a freaking life, and work on your intelligence, its obviously neglected.

    • Viv

      If you think this site is so crap then what the hell are you doing on it!!! You’ve obviously got way too much time on your hands that you feel you have to insult the people on discussion forums, I suggest you take that time to get a freaking life, and work on your intelligence, its obviously neglected.

  • Im betting on Christopher to make this one a bittersweet tragedy.

  • Nic

    I think Brom comes back when Eragon enters the Vault of Souls.

  • Peter Griffin

    With all the things Paolini refuses to answer, it seems that book four has a ton of issues to address, things to explain, and mysteries to reveal. Personally, I don’t think half of these things he refuses to answer will be mentioned at all in book 4. I think its more like, “I have no idea how many additional inheritance books I may write so I need to make sure I don’t reveal anything of any interest so that I can use the limited amount of material I have come up with to write other books”. One of the more annoying things is refusing to answer anything of significance about Brom’s past. If you are giving interviews and a fan asks you about the past of a major character its a little stingy to refuse to comment because you are planning on writing some prequel series that very few people are really interested in at some time down the line. If the information had some bearing on what was to be revealed in book 4 that would be a different story but its apparent that it simply has to do with some prequel that he plans to write. So in other words, no only did we have to wait for a fourth book to finish this supposed trilogy, but we have to wait an unspecified amount of time and buy additional books for any kind of substantive information on one of the central characters in this story. Paolini says he is a Harry Potter fan but he should learn something from how Rowling dealt with situations like this. Via interviews and her website, she often revealed various details about the backstories of her characters because she knew that they would not be a part of the Harry Potter series. She could have said people had to wait for her eventual Harry Potter encyclopedia that will include various information that didn’t fit within the plot of the series, but she didn’t. This would be like if Rowling refused to tell readers anything about Dumbledore’s past because she was planning some kind of prequel series at some unspecified point. Paolini says he would like to improve the quality of his books. Well start by making a more immersive universe and revealing more. All of this backstory that you refuse to reveal would help to make the present series better. Its also surprising to hear how little freedom he has from Random House. He would be in trouble for revealing the title of his own book? I really don’t think so. What will they do if tommorow he decided to reveal the title of his book? I remember when the Harry Potter books were coming out revealing information or titles or chapter titles or whatever was always Rowling’s decision. Then again maybe he just wasn’t too great at negotiating his deals or decided to sacrifice all freedoms in return for more money. We all know he must have basically told Fox that they could do whatever they wanted to his story and characters when he signed for the movie. Would he have said anything if the filmmakers decided that Saphira should be done in a barney the dinosaur style costume and the Ra’zac should be cut altogether? When the Harry Potter filmmakers decided to do things that would hurt the progression of the series, Rowling would tell them that they better not do this. Paolini was apparently unwilling or unable to tell them the dozens of reasons why a sequel would be impossible after the botched plot of the Eragon movie. The apparently powerless position he finds himself in regarding his own work is kind of ridiculous.

  • Brandon Warden

    hey chris, brandon warden here. I first saw eragon on a shelf in walmart. I misstook the book to be a childrens novel and did something image not ever guilty of and dismissed it entirely. Upon closer investigation, I found the back cover story to be very alluring and so bought the book. Since then I have been drawn repeatedly into your story, ive read each book three times and am waiting until theres word of a due date on the next to pick up the third again. Image normally a Stephen King, Piers Anthony, Anne Rice, JRR Tolkien, (to name just a few),kind of guy; yeah I know thats kind of a wide spectrum. I have been reading and enjoying books since the third grade when my librarian read the Hobbit to the class. I started writing while attending college after I read your first book. I love it and admire you and your courage, it can be rough. Keep it up your a true natural and I must admit you have climbed to the top of my list of favorites and are a true inspiration.

    • Willgall_19

      its good i feel the same way… but chris doesn read these… he just does interviews for the sight and this is the area where we talk about the interview

    • Willgall_19

      its good i feel the same way… but chris doesn read these… he just does interviews for the sight and this is the area where we talk about the interview

  • Jyscottk

    i like the movie eragon but i wish that had followed the book more i loved everything else about the movie i would love it if they would remake the whole movie i think it would do better then narnia but hurry im having withdrawls from not reading book 4 im destroying my other books by rereading them

  • Willgall_19

    so i just read somewhere that right after brisingr was published that chris said that the fourth book would be out somewhere between june 2010 and june 2011 and then random house validated it… this was a year or so ago when it was posted so they werent to excited about it but reading that now it makes me have hope that we dont have that much longer left… anyone have any info on this?

    • Jshanik

      Will,
      It makes sence that the book will be out in june 2011, and i assume we will have the title after the new year. I cant wait any longer 🙁 i am in my 30 and feel like a kid waiting for this book.

      • willgall_19

        haha im 24 man no different… but i think it would be awesome i was bettin winter of next year untill i read that old news release no it doesnt seem like its gonna be forever away… i need this book to come out for my sanity ive read the other three so many times ive lost count

      • willgall_19

        haha im 24 man no different… but i think it would be awesome i was bettin winter of next year untill i read that old news release no it doesnt seem like its gonna be forever away… i need this book to come out for my sanity ive read the other three so many times ive lost count

  • zaid

    Remake of movie is good but i would also like the animated series of eragon. cartoon series they can produce with great details like the book.

    • Willgall_19

      no deff not live version maybe a mini series but id rather see the books made into movies even if they have to be 6 hours long… they dont make too many animated movies for adults… unless your talkin cg like good cg like avatar then that would be sweet

  • Ice-Prodigy

    Personally I think that Arya will be the next rider, Hmm green magic/green dragon, u put it together ;).
    I think her and Eragon will become romantically involved. if u look at the end of book 3 there is a bond growing and if Glaedr hadn’t died then they probably would have ended up kissing after the shade fight.
    I think Jormundur will end up being king, Nasuada will die and Angela may die as well.
    We will obviously learn more about Angela’s past and how she always knows whats going on (i reckon her little joke is actually the truth :P)
    Murtagh will have a sudden change of heart and sacrifice his life to save Eragon from a spell Galbatorix casts or a “final” blow when Eragon makes a mistake well dueling him.
    Eragon will rescue the eldunari by smashing them and allowing the dragons to be free. not desiring a power like that for himself.
    it will be Eragon and Ayra leaving, dunno who would be screaming. maybe Roran for his lost cousin?
    Roran, Katrina and the villagers will end up re-building Carvahall.
    As to the vault of souls, there seems to be some lone mountains out in the desert, is it possibly there? i doubt its a store of eldunari it just doesnt seem like the kind of ending Paulini would have, Eragon using eldunari to fight Glabatorix’s…
    Birgit will end up Forgiving Roran and never return to the village (just a speculation, however i really couldnt guess properly what would happen)
    and i would say Jeod will find an entrance to Dras Leona or Urubane.
    these are only theories though, let me know what u think

    • Laxplayer

      what is your theorie about eragon leaving alageasia forever, i hope that the new king will change the name of the land so it is “technically” leaving

      • Willgall_19

        lax i hate to say it but it wont work… someone could change the name of the usa but this would still be north america… the only name anyone could change would be the broddring kingdom it would still be alagaesia… hes leavin man might as well make peace with it now

        • Laxplayer

          well alegasia is like north america not like usa, so if they changed ther name of north america, we wouldnt be here

          • Willgall_19

            its not something that can be changed its like renaming europe or asia and south america… the only way all of our continents are getting renamed is if a huge catastrophy happens and everyone dies off

      • Ice-Prodigy

        he will def leave alageasia forever, i reckon it will have something to do with him not wanting anything supernatural ruling the humans, or posing a threat, something like that, or go insearch of other dragons maybe? no real basis for it but, so its just speculative, and far off as it is

        • willgall_19

          yeah i wrote a long thing about this on part three of this interview… i think he’ll leave with the elves and the last of the dragons and humans and the other mortal races will rule so that no mortal can be ruled by one of the undying…

    • Willgall_19

      at least you agree that eragon isnt gonna go find a whole bunch of eldunari… people can be so unimaginative sometimes

  • Jgstorywriter96

    Okay I remember the Ra’zac saying that Galbatorix had almost found the true name. Im thinking that it’s the true name of the Eldurnai

    • Willgall_19

      how would that help him? he already has them under his complete control… true name of energy or life force

    • Ice-Prodigy

      the way i saw it was true name of the ancient language O.o but thats just me, which would mean glabatorix knows either everyword or has found a string of syllables that compose the meaning of every word comibined, which is what the true name of the ancient language is, personally, i would think with a basic understanding of how to find a true name, finding the name of the ancient language would be easy… if u follow

      • Willgall_19

        i never thought about it that way… but i still think its the true name of energy or life force

    • Emmiklikk

      it might be Eragons true name

  • Colesmiens

    i cannot wait for this book to come out… i need to see how eragon kills that basterd galbatorix

  • Stasy

    I watched the movie before I knew there was a book. Didn’t like the movie at all! It was too short, the plot jumped around, there was hardly any character development and everything happened too quickly which was unrealistic. When I read the book – which I loved – the movie got even worse! (If that was even possible). I too want to see a remake of the movie, but with all 4 books in mind and a director who understands how to turn a fantastic book in a great epic movie – like Peter Jackson for example.

    • Miko

      yes PETER JACKSON would be perfect.. just look at lord of the rings.. he can make this book to a classic film

  • Nick_gow38

    THE MOVIE NEEDS TO BE REMADE WITH THE DRAGON DONE WITHOUT FEATHERS COMEON THE MOVIE SHOULD BECAOME A TV SHOW WITH EPISODES>SERIES SINCE U RLY WANT A GOOD SHOW/movie COMON BABYS

    • Willgall_19

      GOOD POINT MAN EVERYONE SHOULD TYPE IN ALL CAPS IT REALLY STANDS OUT

  • Geran

    this is cool

  • Matt_8_frazier

    i think it could be Orik. The dwarves do mot like riders and they are not part of the pact. This would make all the races equal. Also when Orik rode on saphira he said he liked it and he felt alive. and i do not think there will be a new king but rather a democracy where all races are represented in the government.

    • Willgall_19

      the elves would have to amend the spell to include elves for one and theres three human riders i think an elf would balance things a lot more

  • ninjapirate89

    Angela “probably” met Galbatorix in the past. “You never know with Angela.”
    “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.”

    My theory:
    Galbatorix’s dragon (forget its name) was actually Angela’s and she helps Eragon kill him to get it back.

    • Braxtonb

      galbatorix killed shurikans previous rider so that kills that theory.

      • ninjapirate89

        Oh yeah, I forgot about that. 🙁

    • Aloka

      A wild Theory:
      Angela might actually be related to Galbatorix. Is that why she is so mum about her past?
      A scorned lover, a daughter, a sister… maybe not a mother. 😉

    • Aloka

      A wild Theory:
      Angela might actually be related to Galbatorix. Is that why she is so mum about her past?
      A scorned lover, a daughter, a sister… maybe not a mother. 😉

  • Willgall_19

    ive got a great question thats bothered me for a while… when oromis and gleadr fight murtagh galby takes over murtaghs body and sends them all up so high they have trouble breathing and hold them all there for a while and then says he could hold them there as long as he wanted to… why didnt he just do the same when murtagh fought eragon and brought them back to uru baen… if murtagh and eragon fight again and this isnt addressed im gonna be a little upset

    • HASHER

      maybe eragon has some superpowers that galby knows and dont want eragon to realise it.or he doesn’t want to kill him because saphira ‘s the only female rider.or he didn’t think of it.

      • Willgall_19

        i didnt say kill him i said bring him to uru baen which is what he wants to do anyway

    • lavalamps

      We all know CP doesn’t think everything through. No writer is perfect, just enjoy the books for what they are, They are great, imaginative reads that have inspired many, but they are hardly Shakespeare.

    • Ice-Prodigy

      I think Galbatorix likes to play games, Eragon posed no threat then to Murtagh and later Galbatorix would have assumed Eragon wouldnt strike a final blow, when u have hundreds of years ahead of you, wouldnt u enjoy a little game like the varden are playing?

      • Willgall_19

        i dont think so eragon and saphira are a slap in the face to galbatorix he see’s saphira as rightfully his and shes the only female left and after a hundred years i think hes prolly ready for her to start mating and laying more eggs so he can have more riders under his control… the only reason i can think of is when saphira says maybe murtagh didnt wanna make you panic and commit suicide so if galby thought murtagh could make him panic he wouldnt try that… but i dont think chris can get away with doin that again

    • Viv

      I think Galbatorix didnt see Eragon as much as a threat to Murtagh and Thorn, and thought they could easily overpower Eragon and Saphira, especially with the Eldunari… And maybe he wanted to kill Oromis and Glaedr personally, whereas he only wanted Eragon and Saphira captured. Just a theory though… What do you think of the title for the fourth book? A lot of people are saying its going to be “Empire”. But didnt Paolini say that it will be something Eragon inherits? So that doesn’t really fit, especially consisdering Eragon is supposed to be leaving Alagaesia..

      • Willgall_19

        i didnt say use them to kill him i said why didnt he just use the same spell he used to send all four up them way up into the sky to just pull eragon and saphira to where he is and imprison them… and i have two guesses for the title its either gonna be undbitr or legacy, there the only two things that i think would make sense of him inheriting that i can think of… unbitr for obvious reasons but i think legacy because he will inherit the legacy of the riders

        • Viv

          Yeah, I think it would be cool if he inherited Brom’s sword… And Legacy would work really well too. Didn’t Brom say in Eragon he was proud that it was Eragon that would inherit the riders legacy? Thank you I like both theories 😀

          • willgall_19

            i didnt remember that part of the book but now that you said that i think its gonna be legacy all the more thanks for reminding me

  • Willgall_19

    hey i bet the spine is a dragon and then the beors are a dragon too and thats where the dwarves get the “living rock” thing from but the beor dragon is on galbys side and kills the spine dragon and glaby gets annoyed and just has the beor dragon do a flyover and kill everyone in alageasia so he can do whatever he wants in peace

    • Laxplayer

      i hope your not serous

      • Willgall_19

        you never know chris said with dragons anything is possible… i figured i would have my stab at blowing it way out of proportion

        • Laxplayer

          so you are serous?

          • Willgall_19

            after all ive said do you really think so haha

          • Laxplayer

            no, thats why i was like wtf? haha

  • pinoken

    oh and murtag is a rider so albatorix isn’t the other only rider :S?

    vault of souls will be a cave or somethin filled with eldunari (did i spell that right?)

    if this be true, i’m awsome :p

    • Willgall_19

      if its true which is highly unlogical and very unimaginative on chris’s part you and more than half the people on this page have the same idea which i think is terrible but you would all be awesome

      • Viv

        I agree, it seems too obvious that its going to be filled with eldunari. I think Paolini will make it something completely unexpected. I’m curious, does anyone have any theories on why the Werecats disliked Angela so much?

        • Willgall_19

          i bet she offended them in some way and solembum was maybe someone of importance and left with her and it made troubles for them in some way so they blame her for it… just a guess tho

          • Viv

            A very good guess, I like it. Thank you.

          • Aloka

            OR>> Based on this: “A wild Theory:
            Angela might actually be related to Galbatorix. Is that why she is so mum about her past?
            A scorned lover, a daughter, a sister… maybe not a mother. 😉 ”
            Maybe they have their facts right and expect her to turn against them.
            They might know that Angela retains her ‘youth’ because of some dark magic performed by Galbatorix.
            Only Solembum believes her to be an innocent.

          • Willgall_19

            yeah you wrote that above i kinda like it but i dont think one werecat can be fine with someone if the rest of them hate her for the reason your think they hate her… if he knows everything about her then they would be able to see it too… i read eldest again and a word stuck out to me when a character was refering to angel the werecat maud called her a witch… which isnt like any other character in the book

          • Aloka

            There are weirdos or rather mavericks in every breed.
            A good example would be Harry Potter part 5, Everyone thinks Harry is a lunatic, but a very few seem to take his words for real.
            Eragon’s mom was a witch, courtesy Morzan. The cases could be similar, no?

          • willgall_19

            she wasnt reffered to as a which just someone who could do magic i was stating the word usage but i wasnt saying they would listen to him they would know what he knows they all have the same powers of forsight

          • Aloka

            What you say is right (the foresight part).
            I speculate that (even fictionally) people are secretive about their past when there is something to be ashamed of. They hid it so that people wouldn’t generalize based on it.
            Eragon had to prove his own worth with Morzan’s sword before the dwarves happily accepted the sword’s presence in their mountain. The situations might be similar…

            Lord! I’m so very impatient for the book’s release.
            But again… Patience is a virtue; Paolini has not disappointed me with his books yet. Worth the wait, eh? 🙂

          • willgall_19

            yeah i remember waiting for eldest and the the wait for brisingr was even worse and i didnt get on these sights till after i read brisingr so i was like 4/5ths of the way through brisingr and i was like wait theres not enough room left in the book to finish this story so i had to find out the hard way that there was a fourth book and its be excruciatingly long for the fourth book…

          • Aloka

            I was a little disappointed to learn that there was to be a fourth book, i mean come on, it was supposed to be a TRILOGY! Before the release of Brisingr, i spent a good 2 months cursing Paolini you know, and i happen to like the author (his books at least) very much. After reading Brisingr, i was a little confused. I think Paolini went too much onto detail with Brisingr; don’t get me wrong, i liked the book, but i found it unnecessarily extra-detailed.
            Last month i read the words “FIFTH BOOK” and very nearly psyched! Ofcourse reading the words “PREQUEL” relieved me… a lot. He He! 😀

            What do you think? 🙂

          • willgall_19

            well he started this series at 15 so i imagine he just thought it would be one book… but then he got more and more in depth with the plot and the history of the story… then on top of that he added sub plots and then on top of that hes gone into a lot of detail with a lot of these characters… and in the second book he left a lot of unanswered history and a lot of unfinished plots and when he started the third book he ended one of the plots and then started adding more so i think the more he writes the more he realizes he needs more space… i was sad to find out that there was a fourth book at first but now i love it cuz i hated to read the last page of the last harry potter book it was depressing ive been reading them since i was 10 and at 23 they were done, it felt like a huge chapter of my life was done… and i doubt he writes the fifth book prequel or not for a long time… i just hope he closes off all of the plots and answeres all the questions left in the history of the characters… brom especially… all i know is im gonna hate reading the last page of book four

          • Aloka

            OR>> Based on this: “A wild Theory:
            Angela might actually be related to Galbatorix. Is that why she is so mum about her past?
            A scorned lover, a daughter, a sister… maybe not a mother. 😉 ”
            Maybe they have their facts right and expect her to turn against them.
            They might know that Angela retains her ‘youth’ because of some dark magic performed by Galbatorix.
            Only Solembum believes her to be an innocent.

  • pinoken

    islandi will die and arya will come to the throne, thhat’s for sure

  • Phstie

    In regards to who is going to be the next dragon rider, it couldn’t be Ayra due to the fact that when an egg of a dragon feels the presence of its rider it hatches and when she went to grab the eggs she was right next to all of the eggs and none hatched. Plus on the fact of Roran being the rider, it would be nice , but he has a family now and would seem to fit in the place as the next king. In the books the original king was not a dragon rider he placed them as his guards and if Roran was to fit in the position of king he would not be able to be king because the balance of power would be off. Then to deal with Eragon’s training partner becoming the dargon rider, it seems to fit however he is still young as an elf,as many have said, and would seem off with a young rider having to teach another young rider the basics of dragon riding when he hasn’t even mastered them himself. Honestly no one knows and the concept of guessing is fun, but maybe if we keep thinking it over it will ruin the book when it comes out so maybe we should stop.

    Who knows?

    • Laxplayer

      thats not right because 2 things:1. Arya wasnt the one that actually took the egg it was someone else and she just rode then between the vardan and elves 2. Saphira hatched for eragon and she felt this mind a long time before they hatched she didnt hatch right away

    • Laxplayer

      thats not right because 2 things:1. Arya wasnt the one that actually took the egg it was someone else and she just rode then between the vardan and elves 2. Saphira hatched for eragon and she felt this mind a long time before they hatched she didnt hatch right away

    • Willgall_19

      yeah dude did you just skip the part of the book where oromis explains how the egg was stolen and who stole them? and how would it ruin the book for us to throw out theories and discuss what we think/want/guess will happen

    • carebear

      dude, arya was ferrying saphira’s egg not all the eggs. sheesh. read the books again. and this time, try to understand it…

  • Blasted Dragon

    i’m going to take it back a bit far here. in the nature of the anchent language and its magic it is possabl to do such things as banish a name for a single person,, or dragon, yet not bannish the name its self. it is not possable to lie, yet it is possable to speak an untruth when meaning something else, and thous, it could be possable to speak the forsworn dragons name when meaning someone else, or speaking it when not knowing it partains to a person or thing. just a though, could the stone of Kuruthion be Morzans dragon’s Eldenary, Kuruthian being the dragons name?
    and yes, i know i misspelled most of my words, but i am on a phone and have little time to type.

    • Willgall_19

      a lot of people have thought this and your right about being able to speak its name you just couldnt be speakin it as in terms of it being the dragons name and for it to be any part of the dragon it couldnt be spoken of then because that would be to describe something of the dragon and therefore is impossible

    • Willgall_19

      a lot of people have thought this and your right about being able to speak its name you just couldnt be speakin it as in terms of it being the dragons name and for it to be any part of the dragon it couldnt be spoken of then because that would be to describe something of the dragon and therefore is impossible

    • Willgall_19

      a lot of people have thought this and your right about being able to speak its name you just couldnt be speakin it as in terms of it being the dragons name and for it to be any part of the dragon it couldnt be spoken of then because that would be to describe something of the dragon and therefore is impossible

    • Roamer

      I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure somewhere it mentions Galbatorix’ first dragons name. Also, even if it didn’t, that dragon died before the banishing of the names and wasn’t part of the 13 dragons of the forsworn and therefore its name wasn’t banished.

      • Willgall_19

        im not sure about galbys first dragons name but he wasnt talking about galbys dragon he was talkin about the rock of kuthian having somethin to do with one of the forsworns dragons

  • Verandure

    As for my personal theory about the Rock of Kuthian: I believe that the rock is, by chance, in the sandstone formation where Brom was laid to rest. When Eragon returns to pay homage to his mentor and father, he finds himself in a system of caverns that wind underneath the one he, Saphira, Murtagh, and Brom had used during their flight from the Ra’zac.

    He sees upon a large slab of rock, distinct from the surrounding sandstone, the runes of the elven language. When Eragon deciphers that he is indeed standing before the Rock of Kuthian, he recites his name. Nothing happens. He realizes then, that the vault will only open to his true name.

    Within the vault, I believe, is the great white Eldunari of the progenitor of the dragon race, “White-claw-white-scales” who is hinted at in Brisingr. Upon entering the vault, Eragon is attacked and subdued by the dragon’s awesome power; but, knowing the nature of his chamber, spares Eragon’s life. While maintaining control over Eragon’s every action, the Eldunari pulsates and a phantom of Brom generates before Eragon. Manifested of Eragon’s memories of Brom, the phantom speaks for the ancient dragon. It is in my opinion that Eragon does not take the Eldunari, nor is capable of touching the heart of hearts. Instead, he places Glaedr’s own Eldunari beside it.

    From the two dragons, Eragon (and whoever else is in his party at the time) receives a vision of how to remove the Eldunari from the control of Galbatorix. The dragon then bids Eragon to bring the Eldunari to his chamber that all of dragon-kind, may have their revenge on the evil king.

    As the tip to my theory iceberg. I believe that this “Phantom Brom” is the narrator of the Inheritance cycle and that Eragon, Saphira, Roran, and Nasuada each enter the vault to reiterate their stories to the ancient dragon.

    This is pure theory, none of the afore mentioned events are probably going to happen.

    • Willgall_19

      i really like the beginning with the sandstone where brom was burried and the rock i thought that was cool

  • Mag_jr2006

    Galby has Broms sword,,, Id be willing to bet ANYTHING on it,

    • Willgall_19

      galby has broms sword in his stash maybe but him using it has no symmetry nor would he consider brom a worthy opponent like he would have considered vreal or some of the other leaders of the riders… unless there is a secret between brom and glaby we dont know i dont think it makes sense

  • Snuglette2

    I would like to see a remake of the movie…personally Eragon the movie was nothing like the book. I would like to see a remake that follows more closely to the storyline.

    • Drk_Qcontinuum

      i agree. that was a bad movie to a good book. no one can leave out THAT much stuff in a movie from a book and get away with it.

      • ron-ron

        agreed. i just rewatched the last 30 mins of the movie, and i was like “wow. how could i bear to watch this again.”
        whoever made the movie changed too much for there ever to be a sequel (thank god), and removed too many crucial characters (Sloan, Katrina, Nasuada – somewhat, Orik – somewhat, Hrothgar, Horst, Albreich, Baldor, Jeod, much of the Spine – if the Spine can be considered a character, the Ra’zac are dead, there is no Isidar Mithrim, etc).
        A PROPER remake would do this great series some justice.

        • Megamaster555

          not to mention the final battle what was that i mean shadow dragon come on at least try

    • Viv

      Definitely! I couldn’t agree more. The film was so disappointing compared to the book! I think that MAYBE after book 4 comes out, if they sell enough copies – which they will! – a film company might think that with so many people reading the series they could make serious profit by remaking the film Eragon. If they got a good budget, especially for the effects, and if as you said they followed more closely to the storyline, the film would be amazing.
      I felt the cast in the eragon film also didnt show the characters personalities properly. So if they did a remake of the film, they’d need to work on that.
      Hopefully they do a remake and get it right.

      • Ice-Prodigy

        i would just like to expand on how poorly they did the film, arya has black hear and pointy ears, is not a damzel in distress, infact in the 1st book even weak she is stronger then eragon and does not rely on him so heavily, brom doesnt die that way, where was jeod and dras leona? since when did saphira fly through a cloud and magically grow? yazuac, fail, no daret, fail way to meet angela and i think fail on the way she looks, eragon looks nothing like his ment do, neither does brom, fail sword with a saphire, fail durza fight. fail fail and fail, i really hope they remake this and do it properly this time -.- i would rather sit through a 4 hour movie like lotr then an hour of bs. but thats just my view, i walked out halfway through and asked for my money back

        • Viv

          Exactly!! How they ever made a film that far off the plot is beyond my understanding… It’s as if the storywriters only skimmed through the books! That or they were so high at the time they couldn’t remember the story properly! I agree with your comment on how it would have been better to make it longer. It was impossible to try and make it into an hour or so long film when so much happens in the book…

          • shel

            I think that they got the target audience wrong. I gather that they were targeting 12-14 year old and assumed that nobody else would be interested in the film. So book fans were completely disappointed. It was an extraordinary waste of beautiful material for a movie. Visually speaking Eragon has the potential to be better and less expensive to make than Lord of the Rings…

          • Anonymous

            The worst part is that it was made to be a fan movie and pull in an audience of readers. My mom and sister watched the movie never having read the books and their reaching was “what the heck is this?” It wasnt even interesting/made sense from an outsider view.

          • Hoperosie

            12-14 year olds?…Even my 7 year old was terribly upset by how poorly the movie was done!

        • Jgstorywriter96

          They can’t possibly make a second movie because they killed the Ra’zac and fail on how he met murtagh no imprisonment in Gil’ead no kull no hadarac desert and no scar from Durza. However I have to admit I like the battle scene of Durza and Eragon in the movie even though it had nothing to do with the way in the book. Oh and also no orik or twins

          • mp13

            i think the reason there are no dwarves in the movie is because it came out about the same time as the lord of the rings so they probly didnt want it to look like they were copying it or somthing.

          • Zuliuc

            The entire Durza fight scene was one of the more disastorous/dissapointing points of the movie, leaving out the dwarves, all thier cities (probly the reason the dwarves were left out to save on underground city models), Isidar Mithrim, and instead of a swordfight in the tunnels under the Isidar Mithrim they fly around Eragon on Saphira and Durza on a magical f*****g smoke monster and they fight in the air, which in my opinion wasnt very good. I think, as many people do that the movie should be redone, but if it is going to be redone it should not be any time soon, the series isnt even completly out on book yet so its so easy for a director to mess up but a year or two at least after the fourth comes out, have a good director do a movie that follows the story line, cause come on really why change it. In even 2-3 years CP should have enough money from the books to enforce the storyline done well, but it couldnt be done in PG again the movie when its made should be done in either 14A or 18A, and im kinda leaning towards 18A just because movies that go 18A are able to have all the blood, guts, burns and emotions that you cant have in a 14A movie and without just isnt realistic and doesnt capture peoples imaginations the same way. Zuliuc

        • Dj

          You just brought out everything wrong with the movie, except one thing : the movie itself. If the people who made the movie would have at least read the book, then we wouldnt be discussing this and we would all be enjoying the movie and books for many hours to come, but as it is, they did not even read the back of the book, or even a short summary.

        • Dj

          You just brought out everything wrong with the movie, except one thing : the movie itself. If the people who made the movie would have at least read the book, then we wouldnt be discussing this and we would all be enjoying the movie and books for many hours to come, but as it is, they did not even read the back of the book, or even a short summary.

        • Hoperosie

          AGREED! I was angry after witnessing the atrocious job they did with the Eragon movie, even my 7 year old (who I read the books to) said it was awful. He spent hours picking the movie apart, he just couldn’t believe it. He said they needed to rename the movie because it had really nothing to do with the books. I hope they remake the movies after book 4 comes out, and I hope they make them with more consideration to the books!

        • mechanic

          Yea that movie was junk. I was expecting a somewhat elaborate movie and they managed to eek out 500 pages of intense and descriptive story line into 80 minutes of watered down crap. Also as mentioned from someone else, I don’t understand how they could ever continue the story line with the amount of detail left out and how they portrayed the characters.

      • Dj

        I completely agree, I spent a night watching the movie with a few friends who have read the series and we adressed many of the mistakes that were made, such as Tierm, Eragon was awed at how the city was layed out and constructed and in the movie it was a simple village not made up of much.

        The cast did not fit into the story at all, in the book Arya is raven-haired with dark green eyes, while in the movie she is blonde. As well as how Arya was awake on the trip to the Varden in the movie and how Galbatorix learned about Eragon, the movie didn’t follow the book whatsoever.
        I would be thrilled if whoever did the Harry Potter movies would do Eragon movies as well because they did an awesome job at following the books, though a tv show would be much better than a movie at expressing the awesome that resides in the books.

        • A guy

          I agree about the stuff concerning the movie and cast not fitting into the book, but I would hate to see the guy that did the Harry Potter movies remake Eragon as a film. NONE of the HP films followed the book; it was as much an disappointment as the Eragon movies.

          • Bob

            I think they did alright on the seventh one. I wish would do all movies based on books in two-parts like that, or at least make the movie longer. When they do this, it makes it a lot easier to follow the storyline. But, anyway, Eragon the movie was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. If you had never read the book, you would have no idea what was going on, and if you had read the books, you would understand that it was so f***ing retarded you would never see it or a sequel again. I think they should wait until book four comes out, and then hire a director and a writer who AREN’T high while they were making the movie. Plus, it might have been a little better if, you know, they would have read the book instead of going on one of those sites kids go to to get book reports.

    • bludgarm

      My suggestion would be to animate the series and rewrite the epic in the form of manga, allowing for Christopher to maybe incorporate some or all of the stuff that was edited out by the publisher. The story line can be followed closer..

      • Willgall_19

        deff no manga… its cool for a 12 year old and thats about it after a certain age manga falls off the map as acceptable or enjoyable entertainment… they should just make a live version with the lengths of the lotr films with a lot of cg like avatar… in my opinion manga would completely ruin it and i for one wouldnt watch it no matter how close if fallowed the story because i would rather read the book and picture it my own way than see it in those terms

        • Arwenevenings

          I think they should follow the story line of the books and definitely make them like the lengths of LOTR another series of which i loved

        • Ksi_moirae

          I think if they animated it much like Advent Children it would be very entertaining. On the note of manga and anime: for you age 12 may be the maximum appropriate age however I am over twenty and still very much enjoy the over exaggerated manga. I do not think that you are ever to old for something you enjoy.

    • shadow-step

      eragon 2……… eldest as a movie wud be gud…… but i see ur point arya didnt collapse in the film and murtagh appeared properly to late in the film

      • willgall_19

        they cant make eldest at all with what they left out in the first book theres no possible way.. they could make a second movie to the one they did but it wouldnt be able to follow the book in any way and i would never go see it

      • ron-ron

        and also, Arya is going to Elesmera WITHOUT Eragon. So how does he meet Oromis and Glaedr?

    • Ingodwetrust1993

      i completely agree!!! you will be able to visualize the scenes, and it will make more sence if you actually see the scene.

    • Bob

      whoever did lord of the rings needs to do eragon. they stayed really close to the lotr books, and im sure theyd probably do the same w/ the inheritance cycle.

      • Shadowsiniite

        they didn’t stay that close to lotr, entire chapters where missed. the ending completely vanished, the initial flee was messed with.
        but it was incredibly well scripted,directed and produced. id rather they left it alone and kept it to books. I much prefer to imagine what’s happening, than have movies replace my mental ideas of what the characters are like with their movie versions

        • willgall_19

          agreed actually i prolly wouldnt watch another remake of eragon anyway because i know no matter how good the movie is it would still be a disappointment to how i imagine it

        • Adurna, Deloi, Brisingr, Vindr

          Movies totally ruin the imagination, you’re right!

      • Octavian

        Saying they stayed really close to the lotr books isn’t completely accurate, they made a lot of changes that were not even close to the book. For example, Aragon was supposed to make other men look like boys when he stood next to them, and he never had problems embracing that he was destined to be king. There’s was a lot of changes made by Peter Jackson, but overall he did a pretty good job. If he did Eragon not in the woman-like PG manner it was done, I think it would have had a lot more success; so I agree with you there.

        • woman

          The “woman-like” PG manner? What is that supposed to mean? Women like action-packed, violent, bloody war movies too. Especially women/girls who have read this book and are looking forward to the 4th. The movie was made that way so that parents would bring their kids to a family-friendly dragon movie. Which was ridiculous because, like Harry Potter, Eragon gets darker with every submission.

        • woman

          The “woman-like” PG manner? What is that supposed to mean? Women like action-packed, violent, bloody war movies too. Especially women/girls who have read this book and are looking forward to the 4th. The movie was made that way so that parents would bring their kids to a family-friendly dragon movie. Which was ridiculous because, like Harry Potter, Eragon gets darker with every submission.

          • Erica Porta

            I totally agree!! Eargon the movie should definately be remade, but I think that the person who made to Harry Potter movies could also do it, aside from Peter Jackson. The book Eargon was fantastic, but the movie, well…..more need not be said

          • Hoperosie

            I agree that the Eragon movie needs to be remaid. The movie changed parts of the plot that make it impossible for the following books to make sense or be made into following movies. I’ve been reading these books to my 7 year old and even he was dissapointed by the movie. After the movie was over he said “Sahpira looked pretty cool, but everything else was horribly wrong!” The books are great and could make some really cool movies if they were done with more consideration.

          • Anonymous

            I pretty certain, in this case, that “woman-like” probably means soft and Disney like.

          • woman

            I’m sure it does, and I still don’t like the stereo-typing. Ever notice how when some men talk about something derisively, they use female-type descriptions with scorn, i.e. “pink-hat” (someone who’s not a real sports fan), “soccer mom” (touchy, feely parent), “woman-like” (self-desrciptive). They never use gender-based terms which are considered feminine to describe something positive. [and note that I said “some men”, it’s certainly not men in general]

          • Bri_heartz

            yes. you”re completely right. thank you for pointing out the ignorance in the “woman-like” comment.

    • mp13

      i was really disapointed when i saw the movie. NONE of the characters were like those in the books! on saphira and brom really. they made Angela a creepy witch!!! i hope they do remake it!!!!

      • smitten

        Yeah, the only good thing about the movie is that Murtagh is really hot. Oh well, there’s always Tron Legacy.

    • Anonymous

      I agree…
      The movie wasn’t TOO bad, if you didn’t compare it to the book, like if you had never read the book and saw the movie, it would have appeared slightly better.

      • Hoperosie

        Not really, if you didn’t read the books, then you wouldn’t understand the movie at all, they skipped so much relative information. The people that I watched tho movie with who had not read the books were all like “what was that all about?” by the time it got done. I had to explain the plot of the books AND how they derailed from it in order for anything to make sense, otherwise everthing just seemed kind of random.

    • Victoryparts

      i would too, i was totally disapointed in the movie and i think the director needs to be shot or the writter of the script ( not christopher) i mean they friggin left out orik! and joed and tierm, not to mention dras liona, i wouldnt mid if they split it into 2 movies like they did with harry potter, but atleast stay true and do a good job

    • Bri_heartz

      YES. THIS IS A MUST. i was so excited for the movie and it was such a disappointment when they almost completely changed the books storyline. eragon was completely wrong…and Saphira was just so wrong its embaressing. she looked nothing like she should. nothing. way to serpent looking and long. i always imagined her more thick set yet feminine looking. and definetly more intimidating.

  • mchl_andrew

    To Mike
    You are very very right! I am sorry about my poor attitude last week, I was very frustrated and had a bad day….You run an excellent site, and should definitely keep doing what you are doing. You can win, as long as pissed fan boys like me keep mouths shut.

  • mchl_andrew

    The only logical choice for Chris to make is to make the rider an elf. The elves have an innate power and connection to magic that all the other races are deprived of. I’m in the middle of rereading the first three books of the series, and if you know what happens in advance, Chris’s usage of foreshadowing is UNREAL; it is on every page. It seems to be one of his favorite literary method. For that reason, I’m reading the books again while paying very very close attention to foreshadowing. It seems that Chris is really pointing to Arya being the next rider, but I guess we wont know until its released. Hopefully Random House does an “apple” type of thing. When apple releases info on their newest iphones, its usually available for release only a few short weeks after…..Maybe we will get lucky and the title and release date will be announced a month or two in advance to the books release. I love how my first comment was removed off this feed HA LOL.

    • Willgall_19

      haha ive wrote this a couple times man i completely agree i think an elf being a rider would balance out the story a ton and i dont think theres enough time to train a new rider which also means im pretty sure the dragon has already hatched and is either being hidden or is in hiding… unless the new rider wont be brought in till the end of the story that is which i dont think will happen either… eragon needs help now he cant do this alone anymore

      • HASHER

        i think roran has a chance of becoming the rider because c.p hints abt roran trying to use magic in brisingr.and roran kept on trying to do that stona risa thing maybe he succeds and he gets trained and just like eragon, he also might be a quick learner.

        • Willgall_19

          no deff not roran is going to be a farmer… ill bet you anything… him becoming a rider would go against what he wants anyway… just because he tries to use music doesnt mean a dragon is gonna hatch for him i dont see how that is forshadowing in any way

        • Mchl_andrew

          roran being the rider (although he seems to be a favorite theory) doesn’t make much sense, and violates a lot of chris’s hints. First off, as willgall said, the riders really need some balance; the riders of old were mostly elves, not humans. Also, Chris has said numerous times that his series is called “Inheritance” because of children taking up the mantle left to them as inheritance. Eragon’s father was a rider, hence he is. Murtagh as well. Roran is destined to be a leader, one that doesn’t need magic and a dragon to be great. He may be a descendant of King Palancar, which could hint towards him ruling the galbatorix free alagaesia.

        • Mchl_andrew

          roran being the rider (although he seems to be a favorite theory) doesn’t make much sense, and violates a lot of chris’s hints. First off, as willgall said, the riders really need some balance; the riders of old were mostly elves, not humans. Also, Chris has said numerous times that his series is called “Inheritance” because of children taking up the mantle left to them as inheritance. Eragon’s father was a rider, hence he is. Murtagh as well. Roran is destined to be a leader, one that doesn’t need magic and a dragon to be great. He may be a descendant of King Palancar, which could hint towards him ruling the galbatorix free alagaesia.

  • Verandure

    I don’t understand why the Ra’zak’s final words didn’t seem to be important to Eragon. “He’s close to the name..” huh…. I don’t know about the rest of you; but to me, the fear written into the Ra’zak makes it sound like he’s talking about THE name of the ancient language. Just an educated guess, though.

    • Willgall_19

      we know the name of the ancient language it would make more sense for him to be searching for the true name of energy or life force

  • Raizer012345

    Did anyone notice in “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia” that he metions the glyphs in the Ancient Language fold out, in that foldout it shows the glyphs which are located in the Liduen Kvaedhi – the elegant and precise Poetic Script. He goes on to say that “These shapes can be combined in an almost infinite range of glyphs that represent both individual words and entire phrases. These are the same glyphs that are on Zar’roc and Brinsingr (both swords drawn in the book). Rhunon would mark the appropriate glyph in the ancient language onto the sword. I think these 2 of these markings could be the Wolf Eyes and Bladesinger aka 2 new swords!

    • Willgall_19

      wolf eyes and bladesinger are the two women in brisingr that angela has eragon give his blessing too after reading their fortunes for them…

  • BubbleWrapLlama

    I hope to god he doesn’t pull a deus ex machina on us.

    • Willgall_19

      i hope to god the spine isnt a dragon and that orik, elva, angela, roran, or nasuada are the new rider… and that the rock of kuthian has nothing to do with eldunari

  • Shriram Srinivasan89

    any idea y galb never leaves that bloody city of his i mean how a guy stay there for ages it is strange

    • Verandure

      Because he is only powerful because of the Eldunari, unless he can keep however many he has with him at all times, he will loose most of his power. At least; that’s what I understand about the nature of his magic.

      • Willgall_19

        thats pretty good but explain how murtagh has his power without having in bags on him or objects nearby

        • Guest

          Remember murtagh says it be better to tear out his hearts. Did anyone latch on to two words in that sentence. Tear out it’s probably just my imagination but i think it explains how Murtagh held the Eldurnai

          • Willgall_19

            i wrote this somewhere a couple times on one of these dicussions but heres what im saying… i think galby has found a way to put the eldunari inside of him kind of like a shade… but hes still in complete control of them and that way he doesnt have to carry them around because theyre already part of him… and if he does that then it would only make sense as to why murtagh doesnt seem to have anything on him when he fights eragon… so what i was saying to the guy above was that he doesnt have to stay anywhere to be near to his eldunari because they are part of him now just like murtagh

    • Verandure

      Because he is only powerful because of the Eldunari, unless he can keep however many he has with him at all times, he will loose most of his power. At least; that’s what I understand about the nature of his magic.

  • austin

    will the fourth book be out by christmas?

  • swims.the.mile.

    As for Eragon leaving Alagaesia forever… Assuming Galby is killed (and I’m not certain, although this is probable), when the new king or queen (Roran or Nasuada or whoever) takes over, they could rename the country. That way, Eragon would never leave the land, but he would technically not be in “Alagaesia” anymore…

    • Laxplayer

      never thought of that, i like it, i hope it happenes

    • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

      the land is algaesia though…. the empire and surda and in algaesia, if they were to rename anything they would rename the empire?

    • Willgall_19

      yeah i had the same hope for awhile but i doubt he’ll use word trickery to escape this

  • Rider of Fangs

    Will we a giant Q an A after the series is finished?

    • Rider of Fangs

      Will we *have* a gaint Q and A after the final book? I thought that would be a good idea, so we can ask Paolini about Everthing.

      • Willgall_19

        yeah i hope so too there will prolly be one or two things that are left unanswered that we will wanna know… even tho i doubt he’ll tell us

        • Willgall_19

          or at least an open discussion on here so we can all talk about what we think of it

  • Pullman

    you kiddin, 2011? my guess was 2013, march. I reckon CP must have broke his hand or something, my guinea pig writes quicker.

  • npe454

    My guess is 2011 December, at the earliest.

    By the way, what does anyone make of the promise on eldest page 180?

    • Mixhael Shortis

      gonna have to be more specific than that matey

    • Viv

      I don’t think Roran would keep his word that if they stood in front of Galbatorix and only one of them could escape he would not ask her to leave. He loves her too much, and now shes pregnant he’d want her to survive to look after their child.

      • Willgall_19

        yeah dude where did you come up with the whole standing in front of galby and only one can live? i think thats his promise to return to palancar valley and have a farm and raise their kids… which is why he wont become a rider like everyone is hoping

        • Viv

          Eldest page 180 paperback version, Roran asks Katrina to go to Iguada falls with the children, she says to Roran “If I do this, you must promise me here that you will never make such a request again. You must promise that even if we faced Galbatorix himself and only one of us could escape you would not ask me to leave.” She makes him promise or she’ll “wish him gone and never wish to see his face again”, so he gives her his word. I was answering “npe54’s” question “By the way, what does anyone think about the promise on eldest page 180?”
          I agree with the fact Roran won’t be the next rider though. I think – like you said in one of your comments before – it will be an elf, I think it seems a bit too obvious that its Arya though…

          • Willgall_19

            ahh well i didnt go to the book so i had no idea what the promise was so you got me… i think its going to be arya too but im not puttin all my money on it… but everything points to her in one way or another and she would make a great rider

          • Viv

            lol, was snowed in so had nothing better to do than check it out. So much for the sunny South East of Ireland! She would make a great rider, but when I said it seems a bit too obvious to be Arya, I meant maybe Christopher wanted us to think it was her then make it someone completely unexpected so we’d be like shocked! I have no theories on who though… What do you think of the Kuthian rock, and the vault of souls? I don’t think it will be filled with Eldunari like people are saying, it just doesnt seem right to me that it would be filled with them.

          • willgall_19

            haha well i like how you have an imagination… i dont have any guess to what the rock of kuthian will be where it is or what it holds… but it wont have a mass of eldunari in it i think that would be disappointing… but i do think that arya will be the next rider… i know he likes to surprise but i think everyone wants it to be arya and a lot of people would be disappointed if it wasnt her… that and he doesnt have time to bring in a new character let alone train a new rider… if its not arya tho i do believe it will be an elf

          • Viv

            Thanks, I like how you have an imagination too, and you’re theories are cool too. 🙂 Yeah the idea that it would be filled with eldunari would be too predictable…and kind of boring too… I agree it will definitely be an elf though, theres already three human riders 🙁 I wonder who will die though, it would seem to good to be true if they all survived… I don’t mean to sound cynical, but you know those kind of books that theres a big war, and everyone survives, its just too much of a perfect happy ending, you need a good shock to the storyline to keep it so you’re really glued to the pages, and you have to keep reading until you finish it…

  • Pullman

    I’m guessin May, May 2034. jesus, hes a slow writer!

  • Michael Shortis

    So when do you guys actually guess book 4 will be out?

    • Willgall_19

      early next fall or winter at the lastest but im guessin august/september of 11

  • Pullman

    Rubberduck, it was just some joker who copied and pasted the Eldest plot summary onto the page. Its been there for about week, but not anymore, someone must have edited it.

    • Michael Shortis

      yeah i edited it, don’t know who put it up.

  • rubberduck

    Lol, on Wikipedia theres a plot summary to Book 4. It says it came out four days ago.
    I think Im gonna change that.

    • I’m sure I don’t need to tell anyone that that was fake. But just to be safe: it was fake.

  • Nozdormu The Timeless One

    Meh, don’t see farica becoming next rider. Her character hasn’t been built out enough for her to take such an important position all of a sudden.

    • Willgall_19

      deff… its going to be an elf id put money on it

  • sirsimon

    I cant wait to hear what Thorn has to say for the first time. He’s been a bit of mystery, he is suffering, tormented, but I want to hear his views on the world, it would be interesting for Saphira and Thorn to have a heart to heart chat, it would be great

  • Ottsfam

    Has anybody considered Farica as the next rider? She is always there in some manner.

  • Sawkyle3

    i think where forgeting someone or somthing sloan katrina i dunno

    • Willgall_19

      what do you mean forgetting them? sloan is stuck in ellesmira for now untill he can change his name and get his sight back and katrina is pregnant and prolly leaving for safer lands till the baby is born… both of their stories are set i dont see any huge twist comming from either of the two

  • Sawkyle3

    the new rider is elva

    • Willgall_19

      for real?

      • carebear

        nice one… :))

    • HASHER

      no it’s ARYA

  • Chap

    Does anyone know how long the wait was before we knew the title of Brisingr and the release of the Book?

    • MasterBrom

      The title was released on 1/16/08 and the book was released on 9/20/08; so it is about a normal wait for editing and printing. I’d be willing to bet we will hear the title of book four within the next couple of months.

      • Jshanik

        MAsterBrom, i agree with you. I think we will have the title in Jan 2011 and the book on Sept 2011

      • Jshanik

        MAsterBrom, i agree with you. I think we will have the title in Jan 2011 and the book on Sept 2011

  • omg its a critic

    Just adding some thoughts but in book 3 eragon ran into some wild spirits. what if he runs into them again in book 4 and follows them to the vault of SOULS. i mean it kinda seems cheap but the name kinda slaps you in the face with that option….

    • Willgall_19

      thank god there is someone else out there who thinks logically…

  • omg its a critic

    I was reading all these posts and i want to clarify that in the book it says (rather cryptically) over all books that if a rider dies so does the dragon but if the dragon has already given up his eldunari then he will live on inside of it. just trying to clarify because some of ya’ll got confused by this..

    • Willgall_19

      haha no if a rider dies his dragon can live on and if a dragon dies its rider can live on… just to clarify… it doesnt have to do have anything to do with eldunari to live on the only reason they dont live on is because they are too weak or cant imagine life without the other….

    • Guest

      example to prove you wrong. Oromis dies and Glaedr lived on for about a minute or two trying to take his revenge on thorn

  • Bleach

    (__/)
    (=’.’=) BEWARE!!!!
    (“)_(“)

  • Inheritance_fan

    I think that Eragon will defeat Galbatorix by finding out his true name.

    • BRAXTONB

      WHAT IF GALBATORIX FOUND THE TRUE NAME OF THE ANCIENT LANGUAGE BUT THE ENERGY NEEDED WAS TO GREAT AND IT KILLED HIM

      • Willgall_19

        thats why hes not searching for the name of the ancient language we already know it liduen kvaedhi or however you spell it and it wouldnt make sense to look for it i bet hes looking for the true name of energy or life force

        • Adurna100

          No it is not… for the love of everything… that is the name of the script/writing style they use to write the ancient language down… it is not the name of the language itself….

      • willgall_19

        and how would that make for a good climax of a series that has taken 11 years for him to write? CAPS LOCK!!!!

  • Nozdormu the Timeless One

    Im playing with the idea that Sloan may become the new rider. Anyone else thought about this?

    • Willgall_19

      for real yeah we’ve all thought about who the new rider might be and sloan doesnt make the least bit of sense

  • bob

    what I think is going to happen in the end is that eargon is going to falle in love with the third rider thinking that the rider is a womon and safirea is going to fall in love with the third dragon (cp said that the last dragon was a male) and the third dragon and rider is going to go with eargon across the sea.
    (don’t know what is going to happen to every on eles)

    • Laxplayer

      so arya fits perfectly 🙂

    • Willgall_19

      thats pretty much the prophecy man the only thing you did was add the names

  • jay

    I think a lot of people use the “next rider has been in all three books” incorrectly because even if they aren’t formally introduced in Eragon, he does have that dream with two riders (possibly a third person?? cant remember) where he is leaving agleasia so that technically places them in Eragon then all that is still needed is an introduction in eldest and or brisngr

    • Willgall_19

      he has the dream in eragon but then if theyre informally in the first book like how you say then they arent in the second book at all… what your saying is good but at the same time it doesnt make sense because it has no weight beyond the first book

  • Ralphington:)

    You know, CP only said that Eragon, Galbatorix and Murtagh were the last LIVING riders and dragons in Alagaesia, there’s a possibility that there might be a massive hidden stash of dragon eggs on Vroengard isle or in the Vault of Souls? They wouldn’t count as riders. Just a thought?

    • Laxplayer

      that would be cool, maybe….

    • Willgall_19

      well your not the first to have that thought or the last…

    • Willgall_19

      and he said last living riders he didnt say anything about dragons… the unhatched one isnt dead and im bettin theres a recently hatched one out there

  • Ralph489

    You know guys, CP only said there weren’t any LIVING riders apart from Gal and Eragon (and Murtagh) left in Alagaesia, maybe in the Vault of Souls or Vroengard or something there might be a hidden stash of dragon eggs? Just a thought?

  • Laxplayer

    i hope brom and his saphira come back 🙁

  • Guest

    i wonder what will happen to oromis’s sword, especially because there is so much power. if i were eragon, i would try to recover ti asap because oromis said there was enough power in it to move a mountain. that would be really bad if anybody picked that up

    • Willgall_19

      i bet either the elves will keep it as a momento or he will be laid to rest with it… wether or not the energy comes into play from it i dont have guess

      • swordweeb

        if they can find it

        • Willgall_19

          well yeah but it fell from right above them… into a city that they got complete control of now…

      • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

        maybe oromis had a son haha he will become the new rider and use his sword…… joke btw i understand book 1 2 3 etc

  • eragonrider8

    I think that Roran will be the new dragon rider.

    • Willgall_19

      he doesnt wanna be a rider

      • Laxplayer

        were does it say that?!

        • Willgall_19

          rorans promise to katrina… and just the feeling you get from him… its undeniable

  • Troy.S

    I agree its taken way to long for this last book to come out and im considering borrowing it from the library just to spite Random House and CP. That is how annoyed i am with how long it is taking

    • Inheritance_fan

      It hasn’t been that long. So far its been about 3 years between each book, which then comes out in the fall. The last one came out in 2008, so the 4th should be out by fall 2011.

  • Michaelfan13

    He should make a book about spahrie and eragon after all this stuff is over, it would be cool to see what there lives would be like after the empire falls

  • Brandon Pellerin

    I agree with brady. it’s taken WAY to long.

  • Brady_hoffman

    Honestly a good author would have wrote everybook before publishing the first.. this has taken way too long even though i enjoyed his books… from like 6 years ago.. hurry it up dude.

    • Willgall_19

      dude i dont know any writers that have completely wrote out an entire series before they released the first book… for one it wouldnt be a good business move because the sales from the first book and so on from there will tell you if its even worth it to keep writing the story and 2 hes an author writing is his job unless hes a millionaire he cant afford to just write for 11 years and not release any books to sell… and he writes amazing books so i dont mind him taking his time

      • I don’t know about the entire series, but Rick Riordan keeps up the pace pretty well, he writes amazing stories. I think Michael scott has finished writing the entire series of The Secrets of Immortal Nicholas Flammel and there are several books that haven´t been published.

        Just tome examples of good writers of the genre, I loved inheritance cycle when I started reading but it has been a major let down.

        • Shriram Srinivasan

          i am not sure abt micheal scott but rick riordan’s books dont have as much depth as eragon does means he can easily come up with a story quickly also he has a setting already in place not like eragon where it is a completely new landscape so chistopher has some more areas to think abt but book 4 is rather late they even havent realsed the name yet

          • I agree that Inheritance series has more depth than the percy jackson’s series, but that depth is mostly the description of the setting. In the other hand the Percy jackson’s series has more events happening on them, much more interaction between the different characters, and a really fast change of settings. There’s more action in those, and overall a better series IMHO.

          • Verandure

            I have to disagree, simply because “More is happening” does not grant the book more appeal. Many of what make the literary canon are, in my opinion, the most drab examples of literature there are; and yet, they still manage to have people claiming them to be jewels to our sentience. I’d rather read the 1913 pages of the Inheritance series (so far) again than read a book whose sole purpose was to compose 600 pages to 40 different battle scenes.

            Literature, whether we will it to or not, follows a pattern. Unless they keep killing the protagonists party every single battle, than the suspense of a fight is meaningless as the hero will obviously prevail if you are only 20 pages into the book and there are still another 15 poorly constructed, albeit entertaining, books to go.

          • I don’t dislike either series, in fact they’re my favorites, but if you give me the choice to read 20 pages of descriptive text vs 20 pages of actual plot…. well you see where this is going.

            I deeply respect the fact that paolini made an entire new world to host his series, but I hate that he spends so much time lingering in the presentation of that world. Book 1 should’ve been a well thought introduction and from then on, plot plot plot.

          • Guest

            The whole plot idea reminds me of Lord of the Rings. The fellow ship of the ring where almost the whole first book is descriptive text. Once past that the book story pick up.

            I believe another problem with the series is that its theme is hard to see. Writers usually write books to send out a deeper message in the form of entrainment. I think Paolini didn’t really have a message and was just telling a story. I love his story and is one of my favorites but he seemed to miss the literate level of his story. From another stand point he was 15 and just had a high school degree. So for his situation he has made an impressive accomplishment.

          • willgall_19

            he has a deeper story the whole books are about moral differences and how different people see things differently and how evil doesnt have to be done intentionally that a good person trying to do good things can be evil for many reasons no matter how moral that percieve themselves… eragon puttin the mistaken curse on elva is a perfect example… eragon is a good person but what he did to that girl is evil unintentional or not… hes always talkin about it through the books youve just missed it

          • willgall_19

            like the elves are very socialistic and the human government is a dictatorship and the dwarves have a kind of democratic government and the urgls are a hierarchy

          • Yes those are there, but he looks prettey weak, specially in eldest when he practically puts in a pedestal agnostics and vegans. This is done by making the elves like, unable to be wrong. He tries to make it up in brisingr when eragon begins to disagree with them (for example when he eats meat after escaing helgrind) but that part of the books isn’t its best. Really inheritance series is all about the story, not what you can get by reading between the lines. For example, the magic system he thought of is pretty darn near superb. I think paolini is a good writer, but we must see him for what he is, with his rights and his wrongs.

          • willgall_19

            well we’re all human and he had awesome insight into the characters he was creating… the reasons theyre vegans are because they have no need to hunt and why cause a useless creature harm when you dont know too… and if you were immortal and powerful and could sense no gods and everything could be explained by thinking what need is there for them to pay homage to something that has no helped thevem at all… its where todays society is going we no longer need to rely on religion to explain things because we can explain them… and people dont need to be good because the fear a god they can do it because its right… i have no say wether theyre is a god or not but i do believe religions are inherently there for control… and because people have a hard time believing there is an end after you die so they need the thought of an afterlife to comfort them and religions play on that…. and nowadays religion is a breeding ground for radical movements and ideas…

          • Braxtonb

            percy jackson series is good but even a bag of dog poop can tell its better!!!!

          • Braxtonb

            i mean the inheritance cycles better

          • Thats your personal opinion. I beleive they’re bother pretty awesome. And frankly I HATE it when people try to Force their opinions on other people.

          • Robkeane

            The thing is. Percy Jackson is written for 16 and younger (olds). The Inheritance Saga is written for all ages like Harry Potter was written. (the later books). So you really can’t compare them.

        • Ranger007

          Totally agree. At least Rick Riordan gives definite expectations of future books’ arrival times. Shoot, he’s even writing two separate series concurrently. Paolini is looking pretty weak, considering his claim of knowing the whole story in advance.

          • Rolling Ninja

            i agree with Theophilosthefool. you just can’t compare the two. they may have swords and magic, but dragons and gods? gods are not very prominent in Eragon, yet they are the whole theme of the Heroes of Olympus (Percy Jackson) series.

          • Roamer

            Knowing a story in advance doesn’t make it any shorter a time to write it, especially for Paolini. Sometimes when you know what you want and you go to write it down it doesn’t turn out exactly as you wanted it and it takes some time to figure out how to get it to the point where you are happy with it. The story is developing along with him. Also, from what I can tell, Paolini knows about when he’s gonna finish the book but his publishers won’t let him release anything on it. Give the guy a break. Taking a long time to write a book doesn’t make an author weak.

          • booklover22

            The hardest thing about writing a book is wording it, not making it up

          • English Teacher

            Completely true not only do author have to make sure they are accurately addressing their target audience but they also have to maintain a pace that keep the reader interested without giving to much information. they have to create a flow that keeps us wanting more but also not completely giving us every thing we want. and to top it all off, with the English language the author has to be creative when writing because to many passive sentences will bore the reader. Developing the story itself is a much easier feat than actually having to write it.

        • Rugbyplayer82

          Rick Riordan may be a faster writer but his books aren’t nearly as long or as good. So yes it may take Christopher longer but his books are longer, better, and have way more detail

          • Theophilosthefool

            i disagree trying to compare the two is like comparing apples to enchiladas

          • Gerr

            Enchiladas… exactly.
            I like both series… I also wish Rick would release the 2nd book in the Roman/Greek series sooner!

          • Blinkdawg15

            Sorry but i gotta agree with Theo here. Rick takes the time with the first book but before he even starts it he sets out the plots so he has something to follow. He also really mixed up his writing style with the new book.

          • Blinkdawg15

            And don’t even ask me to pick which one is better. I can’t answer that.

      • Cawblayze

        I agree with Willgall in that an author has to write over a longer period of time in order to sustain themselves. Take for example the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. They have been continually released over a course of over 20 years, and the books are still best sellers every time one is released. In reality, a good author can retain his/her fan base regardless of how long the gap between installments, a quality shown by both Jordan and Paolini.

        • Willgall_19

          yep quality not quantity and someone can still release good books quicker but theyre not even close to as in depth as these nor at the plots this thick

          • Viv

            Exactly! Chris explores the characters personalities throughout the series more than those books that have been released quicker. He also gives us a whole lot more theories to ponder on, which personally I feel is quite fun when reading books.

          • Dj

            Yes! I love how Paolini brings out each character’s personalities and makes them their own person, not just a piece of writing. I also love how he has basically had the books planned out from day one, though I do wish that Book 4 (which I believe will be called Undbitr as it is Brom’s sword, and Paolini has said that the sword will play a part in the book and that the book will be named after something that Eragon inherits, I mean, the series is called the “Inheritance” series.) would be given a release date within the next month as Paolini said he had 100 pages of it done while writing Brisingr and he has over 200 pages of deleted scenes from the other books that he could incorperate into Book 4. Either way, this book will be one of the best I will ever read.

          • Viv

            Oh god yeah! It’s going to be brilliant. Willgal_19 above had a good point on the title being legacy though, its possible that Christopher Paolini means Eragon would inherit the legacy of the riders, although I like both as a title. People are saying Brom could come back to life in the vault of souls, what do you think on that theory?

      • Elesmera11

        and dont forget he was only 15 when he started writing it…. I’m 15, I would never have been able to write the whole thing out… at least he knew what was going to happen, unlike people who write the 1st book and then dont know how to finish it off so the sequel(s) are totally pathetic

        • Willgall_19

          exactly

        • Halo Warrior95

          ya I am currently 16, and have written a 500 page novel, i am working on the sequel, and a good ending is proper for any book, sequel or none. I left it at such a place, where it makes you sigh with relief, but at the same time, panic with curiosity and fear.

    • Sparky

      Personally, I like that he takes so long. It makes him feel like a better writer than thoses that come out with a new book every six months. The only exclusion to that would be Stephen King, of course.

    • oel_eltur_tìtxur_ke_si_ngati

      in fact, he made these books when he was 15. then he decided to actually add more to it to make it more interesting. he did have all the books done….. then he decided ‘i didn’t like that’. that is the reason for the extra length of time, or he would have had them done already.

    • Viv

      I like the fact he takes his time. I’d rather him write the series himself at his own pace than hire ghost writers to speed up the process (*cough*, “James Patterson, *cough*) because if he did the books wouldn’t have as much of Paolini’s style, which I think everyone loves… If it means waiting a while for the book to be the best it can be, than I’ll be patient. Christopher Paolini is an amazing author!

    • blud

      Robert Jordan: Wheel of Time Series. A moment of silence. Posthumously is being written and released. Seriously it is disappointing for uneducated people to make blanket comments about something they do not understand. The story line is plotted out but the meat of the story is a process of evolution. Feel free to write your own 100,000-200,000 word a book 4 book series and see how long it takes you.

    • Octavian

      You really think christopher would spend twelve years writing these books before releasing the first one, what if it failed? He would have wasted twelve years of his life on nothing. Good authors make they’re fans anxious for the next book to come out, its what people thrive on. When you start dating a girl, she doesn’t have sex with you the first night, (in most cases), she keeps you interested, and anxious for whats coming.

    • ron-ron

      though i agree it sucks to wait, it doesn’t seem like CP is going to lose too much business – if he was, then none of us would care about the inheritance cycle anymore and we wouldn’t be talking about this right now

  • dissapointed fan

    Dissapointed with the inheritance book series. Enjoyed the books, but i think that after that AWFUL! movie, the amount of time set between each book and the amount of unnecessary hype building up on this website; theories and unnecesary questions which just slow down Paolini even more.

    just wanted to get it off my chest and say that i will not be wasting my money on the last book. Ill nick off someone*

  • Rawkfist65

    Mike, why is it necessary to coordinate the next interview with Random House? Can’t you just coordinate it with Christopher? Unless you need special permission from Random House for something…like a book title….

    • Christopher, like all major authors, has publicists at Random House who coordinate his interviews. While Christopher does coordinate time with us, Random House is also involved in the process, especially for live interviews where thousands of readers are involved. We have to make sure the process goes smoothly!

      And no, Christopher won’t be announcing the book title in a Q&A with us.

  • Ashnight0006

    Too much waiting and a lot less reading… Cmon Christopher, release it already!!!! I really want to read it!!

  • Joe42

    Has it ever been theorized that The Spine is a dragon?

    • Willgall_19

      only every other theory and the question was asked wrong it says dragons could be as large as hills not mountains so the question is void

    • Laxplayer

      way to many times

  • zachamavisca

    Hey Mike, do you think there is any chance whatsoever that the book will be out by Christmas? Or not?

    • Anonymous

      there is no way possible that Book four will be out by this Christmas, the publishing process is just to long

  • Mubbit

    what happens when (if it does happen) have two eggs hatch for him and one dies? (any odd problems?)

    • mubit

      opps typo, (place a rider in between if it does happen and have two eggs)

      • Anonymous

        what if a dragon egg is “double yolked” so to speak. So the one greeni egg could actually be two dragons… aawwweesssoommmeee

  • WhatAreYouWaitingFor?

    I cannot WAIT until Book 4 comes out!

    • Gest1234

      You and every other fan.

  • shurtugal333

    Ok this is my vault of souls theory… I personally think that it contains the spirits of all the perished riders… Wouldn’t that be the kind of irony Chris would use?

    • Willgall_19

      maybe…

  • N_hollon123

    Ok my prediction is probably not going to exactly flow perfectly chronologically. Ok, so now that Eragon has an Eldunari, he’s going to try to contact Glaedr to get more information. Glaedr will ignore him out of grief, but eventually begin to share some of Ormis’ secrets and knowledge, which will then lead Eragon back to Ellesmera, and to continue research among Ormis’ collection of scrolls, where he will find information involving Brom, possibly something to do with Brom losing his Rider Blade to Galbatorix, and also possibly Brom’s Saphira’s Eldunari. Also, the Varden will start taking more land in the empire, and there will come another “War” like in Eldest, where Eragon will be called from where ever he is to fight. During this Brawl, the Varden will be doing extremely well, as the Elves are present for this fight, though it will reach a standstill when Murtagh and Thorn enter. When Eragon arrives, he will begin fighting Murtagh, and with Brisingr (sword) he will be able to overpower him, but will be reluctant to kill Murtagh. At this point, Galbatorix will make his first appearance, and will start eradicating the Varden. Eragon will attempt fight Galbatorix, but will be stymied by Murtagh, though only shortly, as Galbatorix will have attacked Nasuada company, which will anger Eragon to incapacitate Murtagh (though not kill) and rush to assist. In the turmoil, Galbatorix, which will cause Arya to attempt to take Galbatorix on. Eragon will rush and sweep her onto Saphira, who will immediately fly away with both due to Galbatorix overwhelming power, and the injuries Eragon and Saphira will already have, leaving the Varden in ruins. Gal. will take many hostages, including Roran, Nasuada, and Angela, and Elva. Eragon and co. will run into the Hadarac desert for shelter, where the will coincidentally wind up at Brom’s tomb. Eragon attempt to contact Brom to see if he feels any spark of live, where either he will meet Brom’s mind, because he was only in a sort of coma from the Urgals, though not strong enough to survive outside of the tomb, or Brom’s Eldunari of Saphira. With this encounter, Eragon will then head for the Rock of Kuthian. When they get there, Eragon will say his name (Eragon not true) over the rock and get frusterated because it was his last hope, until the idea for his real name come up (which he does not know). Arya will then ask him, in a decision type way “do you really want to know, it changes people etc.” and she will tell Eragon his true name (Elves know their true names at birth and usually others “i believe this is in Eldest”) The gray ones conscious will then eminate from the rock. They will tell Eragon that the dwarfs burial style is origionally theres ( dwarves buried in stone ie. vault of soul – Rock of Kuthian) they will tell eragon that the accidental spell that destroyed them, actually split parts of their beings into seperate entities ie. Humans, Dragons, Elves, Ra’zac. they will then give eragon a better understanding of the ancient language, including the the name of the language. As this is going on, Roran, Angela, Nasuada, Elva, and other will escape from Uru’Baen, likely because of Angela. Roran will lead the party throught the castle, where they will get in many fights, and know when people are coming because of Elva. At some point, Angela is going to steal the last egg, and the co. will escape, and they will then head for Ellesmera, led by elves that were captured with them. Eragon will then travel to Vroegard to get supplies. when he gets there. there will be some gate/portal that only lets him in with the correct words, which will be the 7 that Brom told him in “Eragon”. Once in, the group will find armor and supplies, and Gal.’s stockpile of Eldunari, and the Rider’s Swords, including Brom’s. After resting and and fortifying, Eragon will storm Uru’Baen. in ellesmera, the dragon egg will hatch for an elf, possibly Vanir (Eragons sparring partner) and begin to grow in the time eragon spends at Vroenguard. Vanir, who is already strong in magic and combat plus being an elf will also head for Uru’baen with the remaining Elves and dwarfs and humans. At Uru’baen, Eragon will meat with Vanir, and they will attack together. First fighting Murtagh, and with the combined force will bring him close to death. Then moving onto Gal., Gal. will use his personal stockpile of Eldunari, and knowledge of the language, as he will also know the name of the language, and meat Eragon blow for blow, and at one point gain the upper hand, and in a show osuperiority, will command Murtagh with his true name to kill Eragon, but will refuse because his true name has changed, and Murtagh will help Eragon. The result being that Gal. is killed, along with his dragon, Thorn will be scarred like Murtagh. Now with the king dead, the people will ook at the blood line of the origional king (Palancar) and they will find that the royal blood is in Roran, who will become the new king. the newest (Vanir possibly) will assume a role much like Ormis and Glaedr, living only among the elves, possibly becoming the new king, because Arya will most likely decline. Eragon will say something like the rule of the riders is not fit for alegasia and will go to leave with saphira. Murtagh will come with thorn so that the dragon population can be reborn, Nasuada will join Murtagh (please tell me im not the only one who see a romantic connection between the two. In Eragon she visited him in his cell frequently, and Eldest she cried when she thought he died and he became the new rider). As Eragon leaves Arya will ask to join him because ” though she’s older, he has become very wise in knowledge etc.”. So now all the misfits will leave Alagesia in search of new lands. And by misfits, Nasuada has no purpose because the Vardens goal is done, Murtagh just has no luck really and doesnt believe he belongs among the people because of what he did under Gal.’s control, Arya because she spent so long among humans that she doesnt fit in with elves, and she wants Eragon now. And Eragon cause hes the main character and has to be morally right and follow in the prophecy.

    So, what do you think?

    • N_hollon123

      sorry for the length, i didnt realize how long i made this till i posted it

      • Anonymous

        I like the creativity. But there are a lot of errors. Galby wouldn’t stash his elunderi leagues away from himself for others to take. Broms tomb isn’t in the desert. If Brom’s Saphira’s elunderi is still “alive” brom would have known this because of the strong mental attachment between rider and dragon. Even if they were separated from one end of Alagasea to the other, brom would know if someone broke his dragon’s elunderi. So she is probably completely dead.
        And elves don’t know other peoples true names. They are just better at guessing them than humans. Remember Arya said she had no clue what his true name was.

        I like the idea of Vanir becoming the next rider. Hadn’t thought of that yet, but everyone else is right: Paolini said the rider is present in all three books… too bad 🙁

        • Sparky

          Also, Saphira (Brom’s) was said to die very young, meaning they may have not even known about their eldunari yet. So, she may have never given it up.

        • peace196

          maybe the new rider is katrina or someone else from carvahall like horst or maybe jeod since he never really had a dragon but he sorta wished he did… then again they may be to old of characters. just putting it out there

    • Willgall_19

      holy mother of god… but broms tomb isnt in the hadarac desert nor did he die from the urgals they were near the ra zaks lair and the ra zak attacked him… im sorry but thats as far as i made it i kept losing my spot and got annoyed

      • Djromine05

        agreed. that guy has way too much spare time and is only partially right in a few places

        • Willgall_19

          obviously not that much time with the way he wrote that it seems like he just skimmed through the books

      • Vlatkovichka

        i personally think there will be no romance between eragon and arya… unfortunately… or maybe not, i just cannot see two of them being together… christopher presented eragon to us as a teenage kid who was forced to grow up way too fast… arya is another story…

    • mubit

      Eragon would not hurt Murtagh unless he need to, not to important to you but still

    • Laxplayer

      also the rider cant be vanir because chris said that the rider has been a character in all 3 books

      • Anonymous

        Actually, Vanir made his appearance in Eldest, not Eragon

        • Laxplayer

          i know that my point, hes not in all 3 books

          • Anonymous

            Sorry, I misread your comment

          • have you boys considered that the new rider could easily be a number of characters?: angela, roran, arya, nasuada… personally i think angela was a rider before, so she is out… but really… lol im keeping my mind open for it..although i see alot of connections where it could be arya…. one is the color of the new dragon… the color of arya’s eyes…

          • Willgall_19

            and the color of her magic… and id like to think we all know it could be a number of people i cant speak for everyone but i know i do and quite a few other people do… most of us just throw a theory out there that is most likely

          • jwad10

            your forgeting elva

          • sirsimon

            I would be irritated if Elva became the rider, no offense, but I dont like her and have never liked her.

            Elva is corrupt and abusive with her powers, powers she didn’t deserve, the book would have changed very little if Elva wasnt in it, but every book needs a douchebag or a bitch, trust me.

          • BrAv3H34RT

            I agree with that lol, Elva is a pain in the ass, however she probably wouldn’t have ever been that way if Eragon hadn’t messed up….so can’t blame her character on her, for almost a year she had to feel the pain of everyone…kinda like power corrupts, she can read their minds and hurt them at their weakest

          • sirsimon

            You are right there, but in my opinion, Roran should be the rider, you know, a family of riders, Eragon, Roran and Murtagh, the three brothers, whom all inherit swords and dragons

          • Kaged13

            The Rider will be Arya, in book 2, Eldest, Saphira talks to Eragon about her own emotions becoming involved into any relationship or love that he has. It would only make sense to have Arya have the green male dragon to mirror the relationship.

          • Rugbyplayer82

            i agree cause then saphira and the green dragon go and do it while arya and Eragon do it lol

          • Cirkosz

            Why do we think it will b a rider from the varden? Gal. still has the third egg, and I’m sure it’s well protected!

          • Anonymous

            As I have said in one of my comments before, even if it makes since, Arya was already near all of the dragon eggs in the first book while trying to retrieve them. Only escaping with Saphira she continued with her quest, but if she was the rider the egg would have hatched after feeling Arya’s presence. However it did not.

            Also many have said that the rider could be Roran, but he couldn’t because he is already married to Katrina and having children. Thus his quest is already fulfilled or on a way for something more important, such as the next king. He would fit perfectly and the past king was not a dragon rider, but hired them as his protector.

            The fact that CP said that the rider has been in all three books would only leave a select few. Many have mentioned that it could be Nasuada, Elva, Roran, Angela, and Vanir. The problem with this theory is the fact that they have only used CP interview and not the fact of Roran already having a major role, Nasuada is the leader of the Varden and even though it would be cool, she would have to leave the Varden to fight Galbatorix, Elva has already had her fate chosen for her, and Angela is an herbalist similar to what Eragon tried to discover while with the mysterious old man in Brisingr, but it would be awfully wierd to have a healer for the Varden as the next dragon rider. This would leave Vanir who thought it odd that Eragon could beat him in training, possible rivalry right there, but it would be kinda sexist to have all guy dragon riders.

            Plus the dragon would probably have to be a girl since the books have so many male dragons already. This would mean that maybe if I am on the right Trianna would be perfect due to the vision Eragon had of a guy and a girl on a boat with two dragons in the sky. Even though it would be a twist to the story, the dragons could mate, Trianna could continue to like Murtagh, Trianna’s dragon could share the same feelings as her and like Murtagh and Thorn, and Saphira doesn’t have to like Thorn (which she already doesn’t).

          • Roamer

            I would just like to make a correction, Arya wasn’t the one steal the eggs. She helped retrieve Saphira’s egg from Gilead after Brom left it there to go find Selena. So the green dragon could very well hatch for her.

          • Kaged13

            The Rider will be Arya, in book 2, Eldest, Saphira talks to Eragon about her own emotions becoming involved into any relationship or love that he has. It would only make sense to have Arya have the green male dragon to mirror the relationship.

          • darthz

            To be fare Roran isn’t a brother but a cousin. Eragon and Murtagh are half-brothers.

          • Anonymous

            Besides… if we were to follow the “inheritance cycle” properly, Roran will become a farmer just like his dad.

            It’s pretty consistant. Morzan was a rider, his son is a rider. Brom was a rider, his son is a rider. Garrow was a farmer, Roran will probably follow his promise to go farm the land he used to farm when this is all over.

            But hey, christopher could go all crazy on us, forget the inheritance cycle, and make Roran a rider. He is allowed to do that and I wouldn’t mind really.

          • Blasted dragon

            do not forget that, as told by Saphira herself, most of the presant elves were already submitted before her egg, i would take this to emply that the green egg as well, that severly deminashis the possabillaties of arya becomming the next rider, though i’m not say its not possable. iy it likily that Mortog will die, therfor freeing the rider to be Nasuda, but agen, unlikily. Roren will not, thats not even a possabillaty. the gree dragon dosn’t even have to hatch for someone Eragon fancies, just as long as Saphira mates once. Angila wasn’t a original part of the story, But CP made her pretty big, yet Agian, she is unlikely to become the next rider because she is already powerful and shares a certin bond with the werecat. in all truth, CP has given no easy hints about the next rider, though i know i am forgetting something ‘growl’ i will have to wait.
            P.s. my views are my own and probably not shared by most of you, but i wanted to say that any way, and i think most of you forget that the elves had already been presented before the eggs. ‘toung of flame’

          • Willgall_19

            to saphiras egg not the green egg so what you just said has no bearing just because she didnt hatch for them doesnt mean in no way that the green dragon will do the same

          • aryaistherider!

            saphira’s egg was farried back and forth from the varden to the elves after it was stolen,thus giving her a chance to hatch for them, arya would have been an infant or very young at the fall of the riders and has never been in contact with the green egg.

          • Verandure

            Also gotta remember, in regards to Elva, she and Angela were apparently not originally in the plot of the story, but I really hope Paolini would forgo the obvious… Brisingr speech; I think Orik gets the dragon. o.0

          • Roamer

            That fits if Paolini goes with his 3 brothers statement

          • carebear

            but when eragon found out that his father was morzan (i know it isn’t true but just get to the part…) he chose his father to be roran’s dad. so, in eragon’s eyes, roran is a brother. and besides, there’s a last scene in eldest that eragon wanted roran to be his brother

          • Rita

            that makes a lot of scene , for Roran to be the next rider cause Chris said in the interview that the books are about three brothers if you will and that if the readers really think about it they’ll know who it is.

          • blud

            Roran will be the King of Alegasia…. the references to the blood line of Palancar makes it painfully obvious in my humble opinion. The options for who the next rider can be are just to numerous. Nasuada is not a viable option based on her dislike and fear of magic. A dragon wouldn’t open himself to her. Arya is so obvious it has to be wrong. Angela might be a viable option, however I agree with some of the others that she already is a rider based on her implied older age or is something else all together and has manipulated her appearance as some other furry creatures in the story are able to do. My guess would be something so far out in left field that you will all be laughing at me and telling me I am nuts, but seriously how far fetched are some of the other theories in comparison?

            Selena is not really dead. Discuss.

          • Aaron4prezz

            I personally would love to see Elva as the last rider instead of arya just because arya is such an obvious choice and besides the real bitch is definitely Helen, geods wife

          • Anonymous

            Does elva really need to be anymore powerful. thats just scary.

          • Anonymous

            Does elva really need to be anymore powerful. thats just scary.

          • leelu

            All I know is that I love the idea of Arya, obviously most of us do….God, I hope that doesn’t mean Christopher will read these ad decide to do a twist to shirk us all off, and keep us love/hating the read!!!

          • Jshanik

            I think the color of the magic doesn’t matter. What was Eragons magic color before he became bonded? He did not have a color, and who ever bonds with the green dragon their magic will become that color. Just my thought

          • Willgall_19

            no his would have been blue if he would have been able to use magic the colors are linked to their personality and the colors of the dragons are linked too so they always match… chris said in one of the q&a’s that even those that could use magic before having a dragon hatch for them the color of their magic always matched the color of the dragon…

          • Anonymous

            Yea, I’m fully aware that it could be a number of different people, but Arya’s the leading competitor for the dragon because of subtle hints in the books. Will can back me up on this, I’m pretty open to all theories

          • HASHER

            DID U MUG UP THE BOOK TO REMEBER THAT?

          • Aaron4prezz

            i doubt it will be nasuada or anyone in a position of leadership but heres a list of characters that are in all 3 books (that i think it could be) for anyone who wants to debate over who the last rider is

            Roran
            Angela
            Arya
            Elva
            Orik
            Nasuada
            Trianna
            Katrina
            Baldor
            Albreich
            Horst
            Birgit
            Nolfavrell
            Of these i beleive them most possible are Arya, Elva, Trianna, or Nolfavrell. Arya is an obvious choice while Elva is included because of her association with dragons. Trianna is young and doesnt hold a high position anywhere other than Du Vrangr Gata which gives her character flexibility to be then next rider. And lastly Nolfavrell because i believe his character wasnt addressed enough after his fathers death and that chris needs to talk more about Birgit and her vendetta against Roran giving more attention to nolfavrell

          • Anonymous

            well, at least in my opinion, I think that the rider would have to be someone who doesnt really have any responsibility/emotional ties already. I think Nolfavrell is going to be the rider because he is the right age, easily controlled, and why did CP bother to include such a minor character unless he had plans? Perhaps if Roran steals the green egg and it hatches for Nolfavrell it would be paying his debt to Birgit.

          • J henry

            orik? are you mad hes a dwarf he cant be a rider i think its angela seeing as he molded her from his sister

      • uwannaknow

        rider is arya duh

        • Laxplayer

          arya or roran

      • eragonrider8

        Like Roran.

        • Laxplayer

          roran or arya

      • HASHER

        I THINK ITS ARYA

      • WoodMan

        I like the idea of Angela being the next rider

        • Rita

          i think its going to be Arya
          i really hope so anyway XD
          wouldnt it be cool if it was Elda though?

          • Elesmera11

            I think it will be Roran because it has been a ‘family’ trait so far (to be a Rider) and Roran is the only known blood-relative now

          • Roamer

            It’s been a family trait yes, but Eragon got it from his dad Brom not his mom. Also, supposedly the new rider is an elf so it can’t be Roran or Angela. I wouldn’t be disappointed if it was Arya, I think she kinda deserves it, after all she ferried Saphira’s egg for quite a long time. But I don’t think thats going to change her feelings for Eragon.

          • Seth

            um its hinted in one of the books that angela might be a half elf so you cant say it wont be her because the new rider is going to be an elf

          • eragon4prezz

            i doubt it will be roran because if he becomes immortal, what would happen to katrina, not that chris is involved with twilight-like stories but rather it just doesnt make sense in the books aspect

          • robkeane

            Not for me Elda was never a character I like. I liked her actual character in the book but what I mean is I don’t LIKE her just as how I don’t like Galby. She is not moral. (and understandably so. Arya is.

        • Anon

          She’s so mysterious, she might already be a rider(Or was at one point)

          • Blasted Dragon

            it may be possable, but it’s not plossable, she uses potions with only the lightest touch of magic, she can gaurd her mind excetenally well, but so can Roaren after only one seccion. i don’t think she was a rider, or will be, but there is much mystery to her and i have only one perdiction for her, which i will keep to myself for now, ‘Bare fangs and snikker’, but i am well awaiting to see if i am correct, because if i amm, the bookk will be a minor dissapointment on her behalf. think about the logic of my words and the parts she has already played, you will come to the same collosion i have.

    • HASHER

      AMAZING, THOUGH I WISH I HADN’T READ THIS BECAUSE NOW THE SUSPENSE IS GONE BECAUSE I THINK THAT’S EXACTLY HOW IT GOING TO HAPPEN . ANY WAY I THINK ARYA COULD BE THE NEXT RIDER AND SINCE SHE’S ALREADY A SHADESLAYER, SHE ‘LL BE A PERFECT MATCH FOR ERAGON.I DON’T THINK THAT JUST BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN NO FEMALE RIDER,THERE CANT BE ANY.

      • Sarah

        There are female Riders!!
        Someone else asked the same question of Christopher Paolini.
        They are not as well known but they ballance out the male tendancy to be overly violent!!!
        So they do exist!!!

        • Soxerbabe06

          This is correct, in fact I believe that the two forsworn who totured Oromis were female elves

      • Sarah

        Arya has green majic!!
        The new dragon in book 4 is GREEN!!!
        She is obviously the new Rider!!

        • Rugbyplayer82

          where did you get green magic from??

          • Djromine05

            it says in eldest (among other places in the story) when they are approaching ellesmera for the first time, she makes an emerald green sphere for light. also her eyes are emerald green. also the dragon egg is emerald green. EMERALD GREEN. too much of a coincidence

      • Willgall_19

        chris has said there are female riders and i think its hinted to in the books… and take caps lock off man every one of your posts are in caps

      • Willgall_19

        YEAH I REALLY LOVE IT!!!!!! LETS ALL START TALKIN IN CAPS EVERYONE ITS A HELL OF A LOT MORE FUN THIS WAY

    • Bri_heartz

      oh-my-god. that is an amazing prediction. the only thing that would really bug me if it did happen is if Vanir actually became the next rider, he’s too young (for an elf) and eragon is already considered a really young dragin rider. i think it would greatly demoralize the varden if they had two beginner riders. it would also make a conclusion of eragon and/or the last dragon rider defeating galbatorix much less possible and much less beliveable. i really like the idea of eragon being able to contact Brom’s Saphira. i also wonder, can the eldunari contact each other? for example, could glaedr be able to contact galbatorix’s imprisoned edlunari? that would make for a very interesting twist if glaedr was able to reach out to their conciousness’ and have a moment of powerful magic and break the spell that galbatorix put on them. i also feel like shruikan might make a more prominent appearance, as in we may get to have some contact with him. i really hope we do because i find it hard to believe that christopher paolini will plan the death of an innocent dragon.it says so in the book that shruikan;s mind has been twisted and broken by galbatorix, maybe there’s a chance that once glabatorix is killed he will be able to recover. i then believe that is that is a possibility, then saphira will end up repopulating the dragon race with him and not thorn, or the emerald dragon. ok, so i got a little off track in this comment but i truly like this prediction you wrote and if the book turns out anything like this i will be more than happy with the conclusion. though i dont believe eragon will end up with arya quite so simply.

      • Willgall_19

        vanir is youngish for an elf hes older than arya tho… who is over 100 years old so i think he could be the next rider… but i dont think he will… nor do i think the monstrous prediction above is anywhere near being right

        • Bri_heartz

          my prediction or Hollon’s? im not sure that shruikan will make an appearance i just think it would make for a more interesting ending. and more of a twist. 🙂 its also that it seems unlikely that we’ll never come in contact with shruikan personally.

          • Willgall_19

            you might have something but eragon isnt young for a rider most riders had their dragons hatch for them before puberty 10 to 14 for humans 20 to 25 for elves… and his predictions isnt close to amazing his facts from the books are ridiculously far off from the story

      • Blasted dragon

        in either book two or book three Orimis explaines the the 13 dragons of the forsworn have lost their names and the abillaty to speak then, their minds being reduced to that of a dumb beast. Glader is most likely not exzempt from this. i doupt he will have any view of his own, and i suspect the he hardly remembers the death of his true rider or the dark mans crime aginst him. in this , he has my simpathy, but i think a noble death is something he begs for on a daily bases, and i think CP should give the nlasted dragon a noble and heart wrenching death sceen, maby even a moment of realization and gratatude when the dark king is kill.
        just my thoughts, i’m a writer as well and have several science fiction books written, i am also a Marine so i spend alot of time thinking about random and usless information. i must say though, i don’t really care if CP writes better then E.E.Knight, or writes worse then Robert Jorden, i don’t really care that it takes so long for him to complete a book. i read becouse i enjoy to read, and yes, CP has alot of youth in his books, but they are very well rounded stories and they hold alot of truths about the world and the people in it. as a Marine i have seen every kind of ugly CP writes about, so i will just say this, take the book for what its worth and leave off it, for Saphira’s sake, reading your ‘female dog’ comments about his youth sickens me. where is your book so i can insult you, please, i want to read it and tell you hatters how your wrong. the last part of my post dosn’t aply to thase with my view.
        excuse missplelled words and grammer, i typed this on my phone.

        • Bryn

          glaedr is oromis’s dragon. Shruiken is Galbatorix’s. and Shruiken was twisted from the beginning as he was forced by dark magic to serve Galbatorix. The dragons forgave Shruiken and did not include him in the removing of names as it wasn’t his will. Not trying to fight back, just correcting you for politness sake

          • Blasted dragon

            i most appolagise, i ment the black dragon, not Glader, ‘flatten ears in shame’, but thatks for the comment on my rant. but i thank i make a decent point. agian, sorry for the messup.

        • Willgall_19

          yeah dude they were made that way by the changing of the names while they still had their bodies intact it has nothing to do with becoming an eldunari at all glaedr is still gleadr just without his body only the forsworn were made as dumb as beast… i dont know where you made that connection but your way off

          • Willgall_19

            but i like the rest of your post… theres a lot of haters out here

        • Noreply

          Is it possible that Oromis was of the foresworn? Galbatorix would not let a rider of the varden or elves escape.

          • Willgall_19

            then glaedr wouldnt have a name after the banishing of the names… why would that even pop up in your head?

        • Roamer

          I think when you said “Orimis explaines the the 13 dragons of the forsworn have lost their names and the abillaty to speak then, their minds being reduced to that of a dumb beast. Glader is most likely not exzempt from this. i doupt he will have any view of his own, and i suspect the he hardly remembers the death of his true rider or the dark mans crime aginst him” you meant Shruikan not Glaedr, as he was Oromis’ dragon not Galbatorix’. Also, it says that when the dragons used their magic to remove the dragons names, they excluded Shruikan because it was not his fault Galbatorix captured and enslaved him. Oh and I think it was Arya who explained it to him at the beginning of book 3 when they are returning from Helgrind. But on everything else I agree with you, except I think he might do something with Shruikan other than just kill him off.

          • willgall_19

            and shruikan wasnt included in the banishing of the names if you meant that by glaedr

      • Aaron4prezz

        I believe that the varden wont be demoralized by having 2 young riders but rather ecstatic that they have multiple riders i also dont think that vanir will be picked but rather arya even though i would view it as a disappointment that chris would pick the obvious choice instead of making a twist a choice that would satisfy me to no ends would be elva as the rider of the green dragon

    • Rita

      holy fuck o.o i think ur right and i wish i didnt read that XDD

    • Bryn

      you forgot the ring

    • bob

      i think there is a flaw in my one personel view galby would not want to kill earagon or shiria because she is the last female dragon

    • Willgall_19

      your all crazy half the stuff he wrote in here was so far off it isnt even right im not saying his theories but his facts from the books are ridiculously wrong

    • Noreply

      is this a prediction or is it leaked?

      Anyway, I don’t think galbatorix will show up personally until Uru’baen, and then be betrayed by Shruken.

      And why the hell would a dragon pick vanir?

      And Arya will not like eragon after book four, just a hunch.

      however, the notion or murtagh and nasuada preposes interesting prospects…

    • Twin-1

      It has a certain appeal to it but seems as if you might have left out a few key points. One, who is the person standing on the shore screaming (yelling) as Eragon (and unknown rider) leave Alagasia? Also, what of Wolf-eyes and Bladesinger? Who are they and how do they play into your prophecy? Although they were mentioned one tiny bit in Brisingr I do feel they need included in the future of Alagasia. One more thing that you forgot: What about the hermit Tenga? He was the “tutor” so to speak of Angela but what else? He is a very mysterious character and I feel he’ll play a bigger part in the book than we (the fans) may think.

      Also, I highly doubt that Eragon will run and desert the Vardon as you say. Flauts he may have, but knowing his character, Eragon holds protecting those he cares about close to his heart. I have no doubt he would stand and fight to the very end. As for Roran being the new king….I can’t really see it. But you never know. As stated before all Roran wants to do is return to Carvahall and raise his family with Katrina.

      Arya I don’t think will know Eragon’s true name. It is a great responsibility to know someones true name…a responsibility that am sure Arya does not want on her shoulders. No, I think someone wiser would be able to tell him; Islanzadi maybe? Or Eragon will embark on his own search for his true name like the riders of old.

    • Ambergeini

      I think a stash of remaining enduri(sorry for spelling) is hidden in the Rock of Kuthain ,they will help him later when he defeates Galbatorix, and saphira will rember Eragon’s fortune and find him at the rock of Kuthain

      • willgall_19

        there wont be any more eldunari hidden thats very unimaginative

        • Aaron4prezz

          even though it would be very unimaginative and i agree it shouldnt happen, it would make sense that there would be eldunari at the rock of kuthian because in solembums prophecy, he states that eragon with open the vault of souls at the rock and the only hint in the book of “souls” are the eldunari and oromis taught eragon that souls cant be separated from the flesh showing that the most likely possibility would be eldunari

        • Aaron4prezz

          even though it would be very unimaginative and i agree it shouldnt happen, it would make sense that there would be eldunari at the rock of kuthian because in solembums prophecy, he states that eragon with open the vault of souls at the rock and the only hint in the book of “souls” are the eldunari and oromis taught eragon that souls cant be separated from the flesh showing that the most likely possibility would be eldunari

    • Willgall_19

      now that ive read the whole thing theres obviously a lot you either misinterpreted, forgot, and left out completely… i cant believe all the people below this thought it was so good… no offense everyone or to you hollon but theres a ton of holes in this it doesnt even make sense

  • Jeriah

    Angela :Besides, if I didn’t, where would I get a sweater with Dvalar’s ward against mad rabbits knit in the Liduen Kvaedhi across the inside of the chest…?
    Eragon: Mad rabbits–
    Angela: You would be amazed how many magicians have died after being bitten by mad rabbits. It’s far more common than you might think.

    I think maybe the sword Galbatorix is using now is Unbitr, Brom’s sword…that would make a nice bit of irony, don’t you think?

  • Baboo

    I felt the most important hint in those random buzzer interviews wasn’t even mentioned here.

    When CP was asked:
    Can you tell us the name of the green dragon?

    He replied:
    Nope. Haven’t named it yet. Dragons are *hard* to name.

    I think that this is even more evidence that Greenie does not play a significant role in the battles of Book 4. Greenie probably hatches right at the end, maybe as the “future of the riders” or something like that.

    If it played a role then CP would have to be talking about it in the text, how could it not have a name? Sure he could just have the word “Greenie” in there now and then fix it later, but CP is a better writer than that. The names mean something, so CP wouldn’t do that, it would be pretty bad form.

  • Baboo

    I felt the most important hint in those random buzzer interviews wasn’t even mentioned here.

    When CP was asked:
    Can you tell us the name of the green dragon?

    He replied:
    Nope. Haven’t named it yet. Dragons are *hard* to name.

    I think that this is even more evidence that Greenie does not play a significant role in the battles of Book 4. Greenie probably hatches right at the end, maybe as the “future of the riders” or something like that.

    If it played a role then CP would have to be talking about it in the text, how could it not have a name? Sure he could just have the word “Greenie” in there now and then fix it later, but CP is a better writer than that. The names mean something, so CP wouldn’t do that, it would be pretty bad form.

    • Anonymous

      A lot of writers use place holder names, and when the name strikes, they’ll replace it. Sometimes it’s hard to name a character, as a short story writer I know, and it’s just easier to say “Greenie” or “Ayra’s Dragon” (hint, hint) then go back in the document, Search for it and change it after the name comes.

      • Willgall_19

        yeah man it tells you nothing we have been over this many times…

    • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

      i agree with you but not for the reasons you have given. would make it easier anyway for the the new rider to be an untrained rider

  • Xmoshcorex2

    I think that the rock of Kuthian ( not sure how to spell it) may have something to do with the banishing of names because when Arya mentions something in book three Eragon says it sounds like he heard it but he can’t quite remember it. so when she asks him if he’s learned it in Oromis’ scrolls he yes yes but he can’t remember the details. so it might be like that, they could have heard it but the banishing of names makes it so they can’t remember it.

    • Anonymous

      Other way around mate, Arya and Oromis both say that it strikes a familiar chord in their memories, but neither can remember why. If Kuthain was the name of one of the Forsworn dragons, they couldn’t say the name at all, so I’m not sure what it is

      • Willgall_19

        haha music man is takin care of business tonight i love it

  • MiniMachine

    Ugh! Christopher Paolini, why must you cruelly leave us dangling? I’m starting to think he likes doing this….

    Anyway, I’m very excited to see the red-eyed rabbits. Probably Angela’s doing. It’s either that or Galbatorix is running out of ideas.

    As for Angela’s prophecy being fulfilled, part of me can’t deal with the fact that Eragon and Arya may have a relationship. There’s just been so much drama between the two of them, and Arya at this point doesn’t deserve him. I’d also liked to see her, and the other elves, quieted about them being superior. They irked me in book 2. Maybe the death of one of the elves will do it. That should be interesting. But, CP says there’s going to be a ceremony, and what would the elves do for a ceremony. They have no gods or higher beings for their dead to go to. What would they be celebrating?

    I was intrigued in book 3 about the appearance of spirits and the effect they had on Eragon. I’d like to see that amplified. And, if possible, their assisting him in some battle.

    Murtagh and Thorn. Oh, so many problems. Thorn just needs to freakin’ talk already! I don’t care about Murtagh, but I believe there’s still hope for Thorn. I think Murtagh may just…give up.

    I. WANT. TO. SEE. ERAGON. AND. BROM. TOGETHER. AGAIN! It would be such a sweet moment to have Brom see the kind of hero Eragon has become. The story needs a father/son moment, especially for Eragon, who has nobody now that Oromis and Glaedr gone. Yes, I know, Glaedr’s not really gone, but he’s going to be in such a state of depression that he may not be any help at all.

    All in all, CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS BOOK! It better come out sometime next year, otherwise, I may just go medieval with emails to CP….

    • Brucechilton

      I agree. the elves were annoying in Eldest. i loved the bit where Eragon broke that elves arm. that’ll show them.

    • Rahul Deshpande

      ah….nice to see someone on the annoyed elves side…
      well there are many elves admirer here….lol….
      they want an elf to be a rider so that time spent in training the new rider is saved…but they dont see that then elves will be more arrogant “that now we also have a rider of our race…and now we can do this and do that stuff….”
      i know the balancing the scale theory….but why to favour those thick blooded monsters…

      • Willgall_19

        well yeah i do like the elves theyre exactly like me… logical… and elves arent that arrogant in the story theyre different vanir is the only arrogant one

        • Chuck

          The queen seemed pretty arrogant when she was talking to Eragon about Gil’ead when he contacted her for advice in Brisingr.

          • Willgall_19

            arrogant or sure of themselves? you have to see the difference and just because they dont act like a bunch of helpless ninnies doesnt make them arrogant it makes them realize how powerfull they are compared to the other races… everyone needs to stop being so naive

          • Ekul

            i agree with willgall. the elves just know their powers and strengths, it would be pointless to not use your knowledge if you had more knowledge than another race. As long as it is not out of spite or showing off it isnt arrogance just acknowledgement of your strengths.

          • Willgall_19

            yeah its like oh we’re powerful but we’re not gonna use it for the sake of not making you weaker humans feel insecure or inferior…

        • Orchidbloom

          arrogance depends on perspective, vanir didnt quite see himself as superiour but thought eragon’s disability had doomed his kind. anyways, he turned over a new leaf didnt he, after being snubbed during the duel.

    • Willgall_19

      and just because someone chooses to fallow logic instead of having faith in gods or a god that has let what has happened to that land doesnt make them lesser than thou… i believe it shows strength on there part that they can be good because theyre supposed to be and do whats right because its right not because they fear divine intervention or theyre promised heaven or hell by their actions… nor do they need the idea of an afterlife to sleep at night… and whether or not they believe in a god they can still respect their fallen by having a ceremony… and to prove my point look at the people who worship the ra’zac and think they’re gods… you cannot say its any worse or better than any other religion because when it comes down to it its all worshiping something that is either wrong or cant be proven

      • Orchidbloom

        did CP say it was a ceremony for the mentioned death…or a separate ceremony celebrating perhaps something entirely different, perhaps the new elven dragon rider..?

        • Bri_heartz

          but why would they show a blatant preference to an elven rider when eragon recieved no such honor. and he was the first rider in a long time! i would be very disappoint in CP if he did that in the final book. eragon has worked too hard to be replaced by a new rider that is born being as powerful as eragon is now. it just would completely belittle eragons significance in the story.

          • Willgall_19

            the elves had a celebration for him the first night he was in elesmira…

          • Willgall_19

            and eragon is the main character he cant be belittled but it would balance out the story by having and elven rider theres already three human riders why not have an elf… and eragon is just as fast and powerfull as an elf now so i dont know how one would belittle him… he needs help hes up against two enemies that are far more powerfull than him and if he gets through the whole fourth book by sheer luck it wouldnt be very fun… its about time we see the good side win by something other than chance and luck and for the sides to be a little more balanced and another human rider isnt gonna do that

          • Willgall_19

            and eragon is the main character he cant be belittled but it would balance out the story by having and elven rider theres already three human riders why not have an elf… and eragon is just as fast and powerfull as an elf now so i dont know how one would belittle him… he needs help hes up against two enemies that are far more powerfull than him and if he gets through the whole fourth book by sheer luck it wouldnt be very fun… its about time we see the good side win by something other than chance and luck and for the sides to be a little more balanced and another human rider isnt gonna do that

        • Willgall_19

          he said we would see an elven burial ceremony and elven death but in no way did he say that the would be connected like everyone keeps getting out of his answer somehow and saying the queen is gonna be killed off

          • Noreply

            I would disagree. Islanzadi is of no real significance, and is not overly important yet, so i would not be surprised to see her dead. Not that she is unliked, buy the elves do not seem to have much affection for her.

          • Willgall_19

            i never said she wouldnt be i said thats not at all what chris said nor did he hint in that direction

          • Guest

            Yeah for all we know it could Arya or Rhunon or even the slight chance of Vanir

      • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

        which is among reasons why i dont beleive in religion, except for a device to teach morals….. in some religions

    • Bkfelo

      why everyone thinks glaedr is goin to be this weepy dragon is beyond me….
      for one thing he clearly stated that he had been preparing for it…ofcourse hel’l be hurrt and ll but that doesnt mean that hez gona be a depressd loser till the middle of the book..hez hundred of years old and i think he’l jump in head first into the batle to avenge his riders death…not mourn about it!!!!

      • Willgall_19

        i like it

    • Orchidbloom

      eragon and brom together..perhaps ergaon habours his father’s spirit within him, thereby making him a shade.

      **also answers CP’s comment on brom return, not how you think.

      • ekul

        he could do this via the vault of souls? sounds right doesnt it, using spirits that want to help him e.g brom oromis etc he could use the multiple consciences to defeat galby

    • Bri_heartz

      I TOTALLY AGREE ABOUT THORN NEEDING TO TALK! IVE BEEN WAITING AND WAITING FOR IT THROUGHOUT THE LAST TWO BOOKS! ID ALSO LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TO FINALLY MEET SHRUIKAN,SOMETHING TELLS ME HE MIGHT BE AN IMPORTANT CHARACTER!

  • qwasedr2

    personally don’t think jarsha would be a good choice, because he’s like 12 or something, and yea, basically just to young, and also he’s a human, and has no knowledge of the ancient language and no experience what so ever of fighting or anything like that, at least we have not heard of anything from Mr. Paolini , wouldn’t a elf be better because they are already, strong and know the ancient language already, which means less training, and he or she can already, from the beginning basically be as powerful as a rider, without the dragon. I think maybe one of the elf children should be the rider, because like Paolini said elf children have certain powers that far exceed those of full grown elves, also possibly Arya because she has been in all three books as a main character, and she is already very strong, and knows the ancient language fluently, she would be a very good rider.

  • Willgall_19

    if i was eragon i would put a spell on some kind of gem or diamond that when you touched it to someone it would drain every bit of energy they had at hand and kill them… then just touch galby with it or use it against all your enemies… it would be a great way to gain massive amounts of energy and take care of your enemies… i have soo many ideas for spells if i lived in alageasia and was a rider… or have a ward around you that just took all the energy out of the spells anyone tried to use against you and put it in a diamond or gem… or a ward that just rebounded any killing spell i could conceive or why couldnt you just say i put a spell around me that uses all the energy behind any attack at me back into the ward… and the more energy someone tried to use against you the stroger the ward would get and galby would be powerless against me… i win

    • Rahul Deshpande

      well…think about the energy required when the ward is activated….it will drain your strength too…and that gem ward will consume so much energy i.e. to transfer the energy of a living being in to a gem without their affirmation will take a lot of energy….it might even kill you…

      • Willgall_19

        so then everytime eragon takes the energy from all the animals in the chapter where he goes to the vardens kitckens it took no energy from him and a spell that manipulates energy doesnt take that much at all otherwise moving energy into a gem at all wouldnt be worth it… and the ward would only take the amount of energy it would take to activate any other ward then once activated it would feed off the other persons energy he puts into the spell and only get stronger it wouldnt require any energy after the initial startup… and the spell on the gem idea is the same concept of what murtagh used to heal thorn in the one fight against eragon… i dont think you understand either what i said or the concept of energy that chris has laid down

        • Rahul Deshpande

          oh come on….i think you are not able to understand the concept of the energy manipulation..or Gramarye…well…what if the person he touches with his gem is a trained and strong magician…then it will take a lot of energy to activate the ward to get the energy of that person in to the gem….its not only about animals…your ward is if you touch anything then its energy will be transferred in to the gem…so if the person is powerful than eragon….then the energy required to transfer or take his energy out of his body without his will can take the life…..i think you are not getting my point…or you dint read my post correctly….

          My point is if you touch a person stronger than you then the activation of the ward on the gem can take your life….

          • Willgall_19

            given that said person even has a ward against something like that…. and its not a ward on a gem its a spell the ward would be around someone and unless they worded the spell to attack the ward i described above then again it wouldnt require any energy at all… i dont think im the one misreading stuff here… if whoever you touched didnt have a ward against someone draining all their energy then its not gonna take any energy… and i dont think your understand the idea of putting a spell onto an object… it only uses the amount of energy you origionally put on it no more its like the sword he broke when he was fighting in the caves… if you dont understand go read the part where rhunon is telling him about how it doesnt matter how much energy you put into the sword once its used up the sword will break… haha tell me i dont understand the idea of magic i completely understand it you dont deal in finality’s and you a spell on an object can lay dormant for forever and it can only use however much energy you put into it origionally its not linked to you… and finally for whoever you were attacking to fight back at all they would have to have a ward against it and if they did then yes its only common sense that after that point it would just come down to whoever was stronger or had more energy at hand…. you really didnt understand what i was saying or the idea of putting a spell on an object if you thought it could kill you and i didnt know i would have to spell out the basics of gramarye

          • Willgall_19

            and the ward around me would be worded so that it used all the energy that a person put into a spell attacking you for itself and would just get stronger… so said person attacking you would have to word all and any spells they tried to use against you to fight that ward otherwise it would just suck the energy out of every spell and not use any energy… its the same concept of eragons reguar wards that he just turns off of he gets to weak to hold them up or if someone stronger attacks him it would be common sense to word them so you could just lower them or take them down if you went against somone stronger… i didnt know i would have to explain that i figured everyone knew it was common sense…

          • Aleczander

            Neither of you understand magic. To drain energy from another living creature, a magician must have control of that creature’s mind. There is no spell that can shortcut this.

          • Rahul Deshpande

            well…i totally understand what you wanna say….but you are not getting me…”i am talking about only one spell of yours….i.e. on the gem…i.e. if you touch it to anyone it will transfer their energy into the gem”…its first line of your first post on this topic(spell)…so if the person you touch is stronger than you then the spell might kill you ….that’s my only query on your spell…nothing else…

            and to quote Rhunon…she said” No that would never work. Once a blade has been forged and quenched, you can protect it with an endless array of spells, but the metal itself remains as weak as ever.”
            she never said about any energy or something…

          • Willgall_19

            no she didnt but my point being the fact that he didnt die before the sword broke meaning that the gem wouldnt kill him if someone were more powerfull and i should have wrote it out but i didnt feel like it that the ward would be worded that if it encountered too much resistance i could shut it off…

          • Willgall_19

            oh and dont get upset but i do understand what im talking about completely ive read each of these books at least 6 times, and im not trying to be mean but i think you had to have misread something i said and its obvious you dont understand the concept of putting a spell on an object if you thought the magic was somehow still linked to you after you put the spell on the object… again not trying to be mean just explaining

      • Willgall_19

        also though all the theories above go along with the fact that everyone thinking that tenga and galby are looking for the true name of the ancient language are way off we already know the name its the liduen kveadhi or however you spell it and if it almost killed the grey folk by linking magic with it then it not gonna do any good to know its true name if liduen kveadhi isnt it anyway… they’re both looking for the true name of energy or the life force that powers spells because whoever knew that true name could not only do the things i said above but could also amass insane amounts of energy with a spell that would take next to nothing in terms of energy… or could link themselves to every living creatures energy reserves and then would be invincible… which galby said even death shall not take me because if he linked himself with the life force of every living thing in alageasia then as long as there was life he would be linked to it and therefore still alive…

        • Annonymus

          excuse me but no…. what you are referring to is not the name of the language itself but the name of the script they use to write the language down.

  • Willgall_19

    i personally think saphira is going to die and that is when the vault of souls is going to come into play… i know a lot of things can be lost but i dont think ALL can seem lost to eragon untill shes gone… i think your all puttin all your eggs in the eragon will find a way to become more powerfull than galbatorix and i dont think its gonna happen or come anywhere near to that… eragon will beat him by finding a weakness not by blindly throwing power at power

    • Laxplayer

      no!! saphira can never die

      • Willgall_19

        thats why i said the vault of souls will come into play

        • Laxplayer

          what do you think the vault of souls will do to her? bring her back to life

          • Willgall_19

            well of course

    • Anonymous

      Something just hit me…..Eragon’s in a dungeon shackled and bloodied, and, just my guessing/assuming, drugged. If Eragon THOUGHT or didn’t know how a battle went, all would seem lost, and it would make sense for the Rock of Kuthain and the VoS to be in the Boers with the Dwarves, spiritually speaking, and then he could speak his name and that’ll unlock something new, it won’t be what we expect

      • Willgall_19

        thats actually really good i like it… i have nothing to add or take away… im thinking the vault of souls doesnt contain anything but souls of every being that has lived and died… where cp goes from there i couldnt even begin to guess

        • Anonymous

          I’m thinking we’re possibly taking this Vault of Souls thing to literal…….sorry for the HP thing here, but what if it was like the Resurrection Stone? It allows you to see/speak with the dead, i.e. Riders, BROM, SELENA, Oromis, but not actually be able to use their power?

          • Willgall_19

            i literally just watched the first part of the movie tonight… its pretty awesome by the way but it could be… like i said below tho i think for impact chris is gonna kill saphira off and bring her back… which is also kinda hpish when he lets voldemort kill him… but i dont think shes gonna die by galby itll be in the heat of battle and he’ll go insane for a bit and pretty much drive the battle off then he’ll walk off and do some hardcore thinkin and find his true name and then the vault of souls will be found and ta da! saphira is back… maybe he trades gleadr for saphira so gleadr could be with oromis

          • Anonymous

            That’s just too cheesy though, I can’t see CP doing that, I mean, it’s not really his style for something THAT predictable. I think Eragon will be alone for the majority of the book, but that’ll be cause he spends a lot of time with Az Swelden Rak Anunin

          • Willgall_19

            i guess when you put it that way i can see that… i dont think hes gonna be held prisoner for too long tho

          • Laxplayer

            and also galby wouldnt kill saphira because he wants her to mate with a guy dragon to biuld the race back into the world

          • Willgall_19

            i said it wouldnt be galby it would be in the heat of battle

    • Orchidbloom

      exactly, it doesnt seem feasible to amass such power. It would have to be like brom said, finding the enemy’s weakness is the key….or along similar lines.

  • Laxplayer

    do you guys think the new dragon will be galbys last egg or a wild dragon

    • Anonymous

      It’ll be Galbys last egg

      • Laxplayer

        thats what i think to and also i dont like the idea of wild dragons

  • Veneficus

    I wonder if CP will ever compile a list of deleted scenes for publishing. I wouldn’t mind reading a few of those.

    • MiniMachine

      I would love to see that too!

  • LilMor

    anybody agree that the Rock of Kuthian may be the name of one the Forsworn’s dragons that were stripped of their name, hidden as a dragon the size of a mountain that CP made reference to? arya and oromis both seem to have memory of the name, but do not recall where they heard it.

    • Willgall_19

      well whoever asked that question was wrong the books say hills not mountains.. if you read half the discussions on this page you would see what everyone has to say about it

    • Anonymous

      No, it can’t be the name of one of the Forsworns Dragons. The names, and anything to do with them, were stripped, meaning that you couldn’t call it Kuthian, even by putting Rock in front of it.

      • jacob

        i remember someone sayin that they left shruikan out of the banishing of the names bcause galby twisted his mind. whose to say one of the forsworn didnt do the same thing to another dragon.

        • Anonymous

          If it had been a twisted dragon, Oromis, one of the head Riders, would have known it, I think. He could probably tell you every pair that he and Glader trained over the years, and how they died. Just my opinion

        • Willgall_19

          well i think it would have been stated when they were talking about the history of the forsworn… and none of the forsworn had a reason to do so and i think they were prolly all more interested in eldunari than trying to keep a dragon under control they didnt need or want a new dragon they were linked with their dragons which is why most commited suicide or went mad when the banishing of the names took its toll

  • Name

    i think that the vault of souls is the mountin in the hadarac dessert where all the wild dragons but there endui or however you spell it, the dragons heart of hearts.

  • Jamie_1493

    does anybody think that the banished dwarf clan will join galby

    • Austingray15

      wat banished dwarf clan… i dont remember anything about that

      • Willgall_19

        az swelden rak anhuin and if they do theyre joining the very person who destroyed their clan in the fist place to thwart someone who had nothing to do with it, it doesnt make sense on their part but maybe

        • Rider of Fangs

          Revenge, jealousy, and hate twist peoples minds. Dwarves remember EVERYTHING and it’s hard for them to forget. Plus, they Hate Riders.

          • Rahul Deshpande

            well…to remind you Galbatorix is also a rider more or less though..and Murtagh is also a rider on Empire’s side….so if az swelden rak anhuin hate riders why would they join one of them….

          • Bedec2

            going back to the comment about galbatorix being the only other living rider…. murtagh never was made a rider? he never was intiated or atleast cp never said that gaby intiated him into the order… and just putting it ou there I HATE THE ERAGON MOVIE!!! CP YOU $%#@ UP BIG TIME ON THAT i hope u atleats made some dollars of that coz there was so many plot holes

          • Willgall_19

            exactly

          • Willgall_19

            yeah but it still doesnt make sense why would they join sides with the person that actually did what theyre upset about to them to hurt someone who did nothing… i mean yeah hate can get twisted but they hate eragon because he rides a dragon like the forsworn they arent gonna go and join the leader and the last living forsworn… i doubt cp would try to put that pass us

          • Orchidbloom

            i dont think the entire clan was responsile or wanted to avenge and take it out on eragon, wasnt it their leader’s doing? ] at the dwarf council, they say something about the rest of the clan disowning him or something…gotta read it up again.

      • Rider of Fangs

        He means the Tears of Anhuin, I think. I actually thought of that one day. Perhaps the clan will join the “Sinister Dark Evil Ugly Man” in the final battle, or they will attempt to assassinat Orik, or somehow cut the dwarves from the Varden.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think they’ll join him, but I think that they’ll come back and capture Eragon to stop the Varden

      • Willgall_19

        yeah im with music here thats exactly what ive been thinkin

    • Aniquilador de Espectros

      I don’t think they will join Galby, but they will catch Eragon.

      When CP said that Eragon was hanging in captivity, bloodied and confined by manacles, i thought of them, cause they want revenge!

      • Rahul Deshpande

        well…it was also said by Christopher that Eragon is in captive of the character we have yet to meet….so it may be werecats….

        • Willgall_19

          we read the wearcat chapter…

          • Rahul Deshpande

            its one of the chapter of book IV….and not the part of Eragon, Eldest or Brisingr…so you cant count that till Brisingr…

          • Willgall_19

            wait i thought you were saying the werecats are holding eragon hostage… thats what i was talkin about at least what are you saying?

  • Guest

    i was sooo sad when oromis and gladr(spelling) died:( i wanted to cry

    • Laxplayer

      i know it was so sad like almost as sad when dobby deid in harry potter book

  • guest

    so if wolf eyes was the woman angela introduced in brisingr, then is her companion bladesinger? and do their names have a particular meaning, what with blades aka swords being so important????

  • David

    Ok guys heres a new topic for ya.Ive noticed when Eragon repeated Solembum’s prophecy to Arya and Oromis they both said they had never heard of The Vault of Souls, But they both recognize The Rock of Kuthian. Here’s their quotes: Oromis-“While The Rock of Kuthian strikes a familiar chord in my memory, I cannot recall where I have encountered the name.” Ayra- “As for the Rock of Kuthian… the name echos in my head like a voice from a half-forgotten dream, familar yet strange. I’ve heard it before, though I cannot recall where.” Both say similar things, which makes me think that it has something to do with the elves. Maybe the reason they both have heard it but cant think of it is because of the pact with the dragons. Think about it, Shaphira said that the name Kuthian felt powerful, so it might be the source of magic and/or life and exsistance. It said speak your name to open the Vault of Souls and we all know that by Eragon’s name it means his true name. So this could be where the life energy of all the beings who have died return too. It would give Eragon more energy than Galby has with his Elundari,thus defeat him. But it could also be connected the Grey Folk who were the forunners to the elves. Mastly powerful beings who created Alagaesia. I know they said it is believed that they came after the dwarves and dragons but it could be just dwarves saying that to try to be better than everybody else. They where the first to ultilize magic, which makes me think that they created the races,connecting their (the races) life energies to the vault of souls, thus mantaining the energies of the races even if they died. Then (as the book says) an accident occured when someone uttered a spell that obliterated everyone.But since their energies were connected to the vault, the races were sustained, gradually coming back over time, as the grey folk perished but their language and magic remained because of their connection to the vault and the races. Since the Grey Folk created the races they left an imprint of themselves on the races, giving them their knowledge and power to use magic. That would explain why the more magically developed races (elves and dragons) are intuned to know the name like the Rock of Kuthian because they are more connected to the Grey Folk than humans and dwarves are cuz of their developed sense of magic. The dragons were the most developed race but because of the bond with the elves it put the elves at the same level as the dragons. Also i think the reason their are different races is because each race embodys a certain trait or traits of the Gray folk. Such as Dragons are the power and might, the elves are the wisdom and knowledge, the dwarves are the toughness and creativity, while the humans are a mixture of them all. This would explain many things, an example would be how humans look like elves but are more viloent and agressive than the elves are. So when a person or creature dies their life energy is returned to the vault. When Eragon goes to the vault and opens it, all of the energy of the beings of Alagaesia is open to him, making Galby’s elundari seem like a collection of toys. This is my theory and i know its long, but there is substance behind it. It’s probally not exactly right but hopefully it lands pretty close to the target. This is just one theory but just think about it and how logical it is.

    • Timo1616

      yeahhh it sounds good but we have no idea what good old cp has up his sleeves :p …. not saying your wrong because it does make sense.

      • Laxplayer

        haha did i really take the time to read that haha but i agree with above ^^

    • whitetiger2010

      or maybe my friend, it is a vault that contains many of the dragons souls that the riders hid long ago. And never told anyone of this in case the sudden need for power should arise and they would be able to use them as they wished.

      • Willgall_19

        yes because that takes imagination on chris’s part

      • Vanir-vodhr

        Or maybe the Rock of Kuthian is just a rock.

        • Verandure

          Or… perhaps it, bear with me, is the rock of “Unthink”…

          • Cirkosz

            I think the Vault of Souls is in the middle of the Hadarac Desert, because thats where the wild dragons bread and went to die. And in the vault has all the eldunari of the wild dragons…. Just a thought.

      • Aaron4prezz

        but oromis teaches eragon that souls cannot be separated from the body so it is higly illogical that inside of the rock are dragon souls or any souls of that matter, if it did contain souls i would agree it would have something to do with the gray folk

    • Willgall_19

      i like it it about what ive been thinking its nice to hear a non eldunari theory for once

      • koji1217

        ya it is! i really like that theory!

      • David

        hahaha i know, just because CP introduced the eldunari, everybody thinks thats what in the vault, but it does say Oromis scryed the land and couldnt find any traces of eldunari and he says that all known eldunari are in galbys hands so i think he was just trying to throw us off the scent

        • Willgall_19

          haha man you have no idea how many arguments ive been in over the last week with people over this… it gets so old hearing people say hes gonna find more eldunari… its about as bad as spine=dragon

    • Rider of Fangs

      That’s probably the best explained theory I’ve heard today! And very well thought out.

      • David

        Ha thank you,I just thought about CPs writing style and i just know it has to do with the Grey Folk, might not be the exact way i thought of but its the closest I could get without reading the book itself

      • David

        Ha thank you,I just thought about CPs writing style and i just know it has to do with the Grey Folk, might not be the exact way i thought of but its the closest I could get without reading the book itself

        • Gandhi

          Mentions the Grey Folk exactly one time in the entire series. If they were so important to the story don’t you think that he would spend more time talking about them?

          • Blasted Dragon

            i just wanted to say that maby Eragon might find the eldanary of the dark kings first dragon, and maby gain the dark kings true name. theres nothing to base my statment on, but it flashed throughmy head so i thought i should write it.

          • Roamer

            That seems unlikely. No offense, but as someone said earlier about Brom and his Saphira being young when she died, Galbatorix and his first dragon were also young when his dragon died and its very possible they didn’t know about the eldunari. Also, I’m pretty sure Galbatorix’ true name has changed since his dragon died, but I guess if they were connected through the eldunari…i honestly don’t know

          • Clockwork

            not if he wanted it to be a real suprise.

    • David

      Oh and the Grey Folk thought of the true names as the tool in which for the races to stay connected to the vault.* i couldnt add that along with everything else.

    • geust

      better than my idea =(

    • Ryansmith1134

      so if that is true that what do the urgals embody you also left the werecats out of that theory.

    • bob

      smart i would never of thoght of that

    • Dagnir

      Haha that’s so Tolkien-esque

    • lloydy

      i think the Rock of Kuthian could have something to with the banashing of names where the dragons erased the foresworns dragons identity that is why orimis and arya cant quite think where they have heard it but do reconize the name

    • Sarah

      Rock of Kuthian might have something to do with the Banishing of Names.
      It rings a familiar chord but they can’t place it because everyone soon forgot eveything that had to do with the dragons of the Foresworn.

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking along the same lines. Though they were able to read the names but not say them… Eragon was able to say the word “kuthian” so thats out.

      • Roamer

        That was the first thing that came to my mind when I was thinking about this…but I just don’t see how it would fit. The Banishing of the names had to do with the Forsworn’s dragons, how would that help Eragon defeat Galbatorix?

    • lord ekul the lone rider

      although i like this theory i think what would make more sense is that the rock of kuthian would be the fabric of magic?… oromis said in eldest something along the lines that algeasia was made by the very fabric of magic? (memory like a sive havent read eldest in a little while) maybe this is a means of connection with the fabric of magic.
      However i think that these theories about the rock of kuthian and the immense power eragon gets seem just too easy for inheritance cycle would be a bit of an anti climax?

      and while i am at it wouldnt it be easy for somebody to just have a wizards duel with galby and commit suicide in order to kill him? i might be forgetting something like?

      • Willgall_19

        However i think that these theories about the rock of kuthian and the immense power eragon gets seem just too easy for inheritance cycle would be a bit of an anti climax?

        THANK YOU!!!!!

  • Timo1616

    Personally I hope that it’s Arya (Eragon deserves to have her love lol) …… not to mention in book one her magic WAS green “cough cough” …… this may be going out on a GIANT limb here lol (Just my imagination) …… but in Brisngr when Eragon was looking for a sword, he did find an elf who had a GREEN blade that it just so happened to be not “fit” for his fighting style, leaving it for Arya to have a matching blade for her GREEN dragon as is custom for riders. If my memory serves me right (always does involving Eragon lol) almost every time Arya is mentioned fighting with her sword, she has a very swift and “slashing” fighting style, which is what Eragon said the GREEN sword felt like it was made for when he was “testing” it out, so I think that it would be amazing if Arya was the new rider, and she got a new sword =) ……. Once again this is just my own wishful thinking lol

    • Laxplayer

      also it says in brisigr that there was enough brightsteel for several swords

      • Timo1616

        ohhhh yeahhhh lol ……. i did say it was pretty far fetched lol

      • Timo1616

        I HONESTLY do believe that cp was foreshadowing Arya to be the last rider through the use of her magic, since it’s green, just like Eragon’s is blue.

        • Laxplayer

          can you qoute of tell me in the book when it says her magic is green, it not that i dont believe you its just i want proof

          • Anonymous

            I don’t have the page, but it’s something to the effect of, “And in a burst of green light, Isadar Mithrim shattered into pieces and reigned down up Eragon.” I’m paraphrasing of course. It was the distraction that saved Eragon from Durza

          • Laxplayer

            alright thanks

          • Austingray15

            in the prologue to eragon where she is transporting the egg and durza? attacks her she transports the egg in a flash of green light

        • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

          however eragons magic only occured because of his connection with saphira….. so maybe that is the reason for him having the same coloured magic as saphira…?

          • Brom’s magic was also blue, so it could possibly be a genetic for the magic color

          • Brom’s magic was also blue, so it could possibly be a genetic for the magic color

    • Aniquilador de Espectros

      I think tha same as you dude. Támerlein (the name of the green swoed) could be Arya’s sword if she becames a Rider, cause, i think, due the battle that the Varden are taking against Galby, there won’t be enough time to make a new one to her, and then she takes Támerlein!

    • Willgall_19

      if you read when it describesw aryas sword its a slim saber type sword and tamerlien is wider than zaroc and the hilt was too big for eragons hand and i highly doubt arys hands are bigger than eragons… and if arya was the new rider her sword is powerfull enough to get the job done it hasnt failed her so far… just some stuff to think about

      • Austingray15

        yess but whos hands are biger than eragons?? his cousin roran again he might use the green sword for roran but then again it is said in brisingr that there is enough for several swords… i have to say cp has set it up to go anyways he wants it to

        • Willgall_19

          the new rider will prolly be an elf theres already three human riders and an elf would balance everything a little better and if its an elf they wont need a riders sword theyre swords already get the job done… yeah a riders sword would be better but would you want a sword that matches your fighting style or a “riders” sword that you cant even use right… i dont think a sword is a problem anymore and i doubt chris takes time out of the fourth book to revisit this area

    • koji1217

      i think that that is a good theory but maybe the extra star metal that Eragon got from the Menoa tree will be made into a green sword for Arya because i have trouble believing that a sword that is too big for Eragon will work for ERagon. Maybe im wrong :). I know that Rhunon made that pact about not making swords b/c of the Forsworn, but she broke it once so why not again? Also, would she not be more willing to break it for Arya, whom she has known her entire life and who will make an amazing rider. This is all just a guess and i am probably wrong b/c Arya may not even be a rider. It might be Tamerlin though, too.

    • koji1217

      i think that that is a good theory but maybe the extra star metal that Eragon got from the Menoa tree will be made into a green sword for Arya because i have trouble believing that a sword that is too big for Eragon will work for ERagon. Maybe im wrong :). I know that Rhunon made that pact about not making swords b/c of the Forsworn, but she broke it once so why not again? Also, would she not be more willing to break it for Arya, whom she has known her entire life and who will make an amazing rider. This is all just a guess and i am probably wrong b/c Arya may not even be a rider. It might be Tamerlin though, too.

      • koji1217

        sorry i meant “i have trouble believing that a sword that is too big for Eragon will work for Arya.”

        • Willgall_19

          let alone her fighting style prolly wont match the sword… would you rather have a sword thats worked great for you so far or a “riders” sword that you cant even use right?

          • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

            just a question does chris say anywhere that the new rider will come before gably dies coz if not it may make sense that an untrained character hatches the next egg? and whoever becomes rider ruhonon will make them a new sword she has enough bright steel

  • Laxplayer

    come on book 4, i want to read it but i dont want him to hurry and mess up

  • Laxplayer

    so the new rider has been in all 3 books so,
    Ayra,Orik,Roran, crap who else?

    • maryb

      Sloan?

    • maryb

      Sloan?

    • maryb

      Sloan?

  • Jgstorywriter96

    Ok he says the rider will be someone in all previous books. Which narrows it down to Roran, Angela, Nasuada, Katrina, Elva, Greta, Arya, Sloan, Horst, Alberich (excuse the spelling if it’s wrong), Baldor, Orik, Birgit, Elain, Elain’s baby (who technically speaking has been in all three books), Jeod, Helen, Morn, (stop me anytime) Jormunder, Jarsha (I might be wrong I’ll reread Book 1 just in case)

    • Laxplayer

      I would narrow it down to: Roran, Angela, Nasuada, Katrina, Elva, Arya, Orik, but im not sure

      • Anonymous

        Kill Orik, Elva, Katrina, Angela. I think these four are too important to the story and have no reason to be Riders, not saying that it’s hereditary, but it seems to be, and Orik really has no place in the pact and I don’t think they have enough power to amend it. Roran and Nasuada both hate Magic and anything to do with it, the products, not the people. Therefore, by that process of elimination, we have Arya. 🙂

        • Laxplayer

          yea but at this point it looks like we will just have to wait

        • Willgall_19

          thats what i come up with everytime

          • Laxplayer

            it will probably be her, but everone suspects it so i dont want it to be though

          • Anonymous

            It only makes sense, she’s an elf, they need a female to continue the order, their dragons will mate, green and blue, and she knows a lot of the Rider history that Eragon doesn’t

          • Laxplayer

            yea then eragon and arya will have a baby and so will there dragon then there dragon will hatch for the kid then he will go back to alagaesia and someone will be ruling aka a new series or continuation

          • Anonymous

            I don’t think he’ll continue it after the 5th book, if he even writes it

          • Laxplayer

            i was kidding but i wish it would happen

        • Timo1616

          Just saying I personally don’t think that Roran “hates” magic ….. he was trying to learn how to use it in Brisngr, and Eragon did use magic to heal him quite a few times and if I remember correctly Roran did admit while they were fighting the Rassak that he wished he knew how to use magic. Totally agree with the Arya thing thought =)

          • Anonymous

            I think it’s kind of like people do now, I wish I could do something, but I really hate the thing itself. Like, I really wish I was in the NFL, but I don’t like to watch the games? Idk if that makes sense to anyone but me, but w/e. It’s one of those things that he wishes he knew to help people, but it doesn’t mean that he wants anything to do with it really

          • Willgall_19

            i dont think he hates it or would be against doing it.. what makes it unattractive to people is because they cant do it and it puts them at a giant disadvantage… its like steriods if they werent bad for you people hate them because when another person uses them it gives them a huge edge over anyone else

          • Anonymous

            Interesting argument there….comparing magic to steroids. I just don’t think that Roran would trade positions with Eragon, even if he could keep Katrina and stuff. I think he would rather fight honorably, without magic, and have his reputation than with.

          • Willgall_19

            exactly what im thinkin roran doesnt want to be a rider and therefore wont be… his fate has changed but as ive said before too the new rider is prolly gonna be elf anyway because theyres already three human riders… the story needs a little balance

          • Anonymous

            Right, I think that Arya will fall in love with Eragon, actually I think she already has, and then Orik will adopt her into his Clan, thereby making both of the new riders a combo of all three races. Arya, with her feelings, her birth and then the adoption, and Eragon, the Agatie Blodren and the adoption, that would balance the scales completely

          • Willgall_19

            we’re pretty much on the exact same page… ive been noticing the elves are getting a lot of hate because they dont fallow and religion and because people think their arrogant when vanir was the only arrogant one

          • Bkfelo

            i dont think arya would actualy consent to become a dwarf…for one thing shed have to beliv in their religion…sumthing shez totaly against and has led to disagreements with the durgamsit quan.

          • Anonymous

            Eragon doesn’t exactly BELIEVE in the dwarf gods, if he did, he would pray to them, but he doesn’t. I think that you’re making Arya TOO elf-like. You have to remember, she’s been around humans, urgals, and dwarves for so many years, she’s started to act like them. Also, if she married/hooked up/engaged/whatever you wanna say, Eragon, then she would, by marriage, become a dwarf, in my POV

          • Anonymous

            but he has prayed to them in brisinger when he was on the way to ellsmera and they hit a head wind and Shaphira had trouble he prayed to them to lessen the wind

          • Willgall_19

            so i pray sometimes and i dont believe in any certain god

          • Willgall_19

            so i pray sometimes and i dont believe in any certain god

          • Black ANTONIO

            i honestly think that Roran would make a great dragon rider because he such a strong fighter as it is. he adapts very quickly. faster than Eragon. (he didnt really have a choice) but he would be like Murtagh. learn from scratch and get strong. im not sure if he can protect his mind yet but when he learns that he may be good withot advanced magic. all in all Roran is a great canidate for dragon rider. im not all that hopeful in him becoming one but he has the possiblility in my opinion. as for the vault, i have no idea on what can be in there and i like the surprise Chris be havin so i rather not guess about that. the sword part of the riddle suprised me alot. and i think that Arya and Eragon should be together. that would make me a very satisfied reader, even though imma be satisfied either way. and as for Orik being a rider, not only arent the dwarves in the pact but he dont even like flying, dwarves are earth people. and i would like to that Chris for such a great series annnnnnd curse him for always takin years to write a damn sequel.

          • Black Antonio

            I meant to say thanks. aha

          • Black Antonio

            I meant to say thanks. aha

          • Alex

            I have to disagree with you on Roran becomming a rider because when Eragon gave him a spell to try he couldnt do it. He has no magical backround and Roran is Eragons cousin and so far its been between imidiate family members-father and brother. Plus Roran doesnt want to leave his wife and child and wants to go back to his home in Palancar valley. I beleive its said that Eragon and the new rider leave Algaegsia forever but I’m not sure. Personaly I think Ayra is a perfect canidate but thats just my opinion.

          • Willgall_19

            your reasons are off eragon couldnt have done magic before he became a rider and roran has magic in his family if his dad was eragons brothers mom it means he has just as much of a chance of having magical powers as eragon if its genetical

          • Willgall_19

            your reasons are off eragon couldnt have done magic before he became a rider and roran has magic in his family if his dad was eragons brothers mom it means he has just as much of a chance of having magical powers as eragon if its genetical

          • flyier

            because im sure they would want a huge penus and small balls

          • Willgall_19

            yeah your good because i deff said without the bad side effects…

          • Cavalierz24_08

            Has everyone that has said something about a male rider as far as being the new rider forgotten about the prophecy?? Eragon’s relationship to someone of noble birth?? Him leaving Alagasia for good, never to return?? Not only that but sailing away holding hands with someone with two dragons flying overhead?? I highly doubt Eragon and Roran or Vanir are going to be holding hands. Its either going to be Arya the obvious choice or Nasuda. I say Nasuda because she is of noble birth, and she is female. Although she is human and I don’t know about the training, but the last dragon is male. I just personally think that CP will plot to rebuild the riders so hopefully Eragon and a female will be together. Just saying.

          • Cavalierz24_08

            Has everyone that has said something about a male rider as far as being the new rider forgotten about the prophecy?? Eragon’s relationship to someone of noble birth?? Him leaving Alagasia for good, never to return?? Not only that but sailing away holding hands with someone with two dragons flying overhead?? I highly doubt Eragon and Roran or Vanir are going to be holding hands. Its either going to be Arya the obvious choice or Nasuda. I say Nasuda because she is of noble birth, and she is female. Although she is human and I don’t know about the training, but the last dragon is male. I just personally think that CP will plot to rebuild the riders so hopefully Eragon and a female will be together. Just saying.

        • Laxplayer

          but yea like “Timo1616” said read it, i didn think of that before

      • vadersapp

        I dunno. Jarsha would be a pretty interesting twist. He’s been standing just out of direct view most of the time but has quickly become a trusted and notably courageous and strong-willed character. I wouldn’t put it past CP. I still think it’s Arya, but still…

        • Austingray15

          honestly i still believe it is roran… but arya would be a delight 🙂

          • Willgall_19

            it wont be roran he doesnt want it for one hes married and is having a kid and just wants to get back to palancar valley

          • Rahul Deshpande

            well..it was what Roran wanted…as Christopher said…Roran’s fate turns completely different than what he first planned….so you never know….

          • Rahul Deshpande

            where is Prettybullet….missing her comments in these discussions….well..prettybullet if you read this…then please return to shurtugal and post your views…

          • Bkfelo

            actualy cp said murtagh and nasuadas fate turn out completely diffent…

          • Willgall_19

            and i dont remember him saying that

          • Darren Bell

            The Question wasWhere in the series did you deviate furthest from your original plan?Everything concerning Angela and Elva. Neither of them were in my original plot. Also, splitting the final volume into two separate books. And, something concerning Roran’s and Nasuada’s fates in Book Four, which are now completely different than they once were.

            So Yeah, Nasuada and Roran, not Nasuada and Murtagh

          • Willgall_19

            damn dude get a little tude… i just said i didnt remember him saying that not he didnt say that but so yeah it doesnt mean its gonna change in just the fifth book its changed from his origional plot line that he wrote out when he was 15 before the first book so its prolly already been changed… the book is about inheritance SO YEAH id bet money he will be a farmer…

          • Darren Bell

            Actually, you said you didn’t remember him saying that to the guy who posted it was Murtagh and Nasuada, and I posted the question to clarify which one it was, not to correct anyone, and he did say original plot, not original plot for the 4th book.

            So, for all we know Roran was supposed to die in the original plot…

          • Darren Bell

            Actually, you said you didn’t remember him saying that to the guy who posted it was Murtagh and Nasuada, and I posted the question to clarify which one it was, not to correct anyone, and he did say original plot, not original plot for the 4th book.

            So, for all we know Roran was supposed to die in the original plot…

          • Willgall_19

            damn dude get a little tude… i just said i didnt remember him saying that not he didnt say that but so yeah it doesnt mean its gonna change in just the fifth book its changed from his origional plot line that he wrote out when he was 15 before the first book so its prolly already been changed… the book is about inheritance SO YEAH id bet money he will be a farmer…

          • Willgall_19

            well what im saying is he doesnt want to be a rider… and chris could mean hes already changed what he had planned from the beginning for roran doesnt mean its suddenly gonna twist in the fourth book

      • The_Psychonaught

        I do not like to correct people but you miss the fact that dwarves were never indoctrinated into the treaty between elves and dragons, as the humans later were. Orik will never be a rider, and it is doubtful any dwarves ever will be as the end of the dragons is a recurring theme.

      • Name

        it can’t be orik, there is no dwarish riders, i hope it’s the boy jarsha or someone entirly new, preferably a female rider

        • Willgall_19

          i was reading eldest again too and i was hopeing it was jarsha tooo

          • qwasedr2

            i, personally don’t think jarsha would be a good choice, because he’s like 12 or something, and yea, basically just to young, and also he’s a human, and has no knowledge of the ancient language and no experience what so ever of fighting or anything like that, at least we have not heard of anything from Mr. Paolini , wouldn’t a elf be better because they are already, strong and know the ancient language already, which means less training, and he or she can already, from the beginning basically be as powerful as a rider, without the dragon. I think maybe one of the elf children should be the rider, because like Paolini said elf children have certain powers that far exceed those of full grown elves, also possibly Arya because she has been in all three books as a main character, and she is already very strong, and knows the ancient language fluently, she would be a very good rider.

          • Willgall_19

            haha well hoping and thinking are two different things if you read anything else ive said i point in another direction… i was just reading a part about jarsha… wether its arya or not its gonna be an elf… theres already 3 human riders in the story and theres not enough of a time frame in the fourth book to train someone else

          • ekul

            or angela who basically is an elf with her qualities

          • Willgall_19

            id bet money it wont be angela or elva or nasuada or roran… ive typed out the reasons too many times to do so again

          • Adkins Evans

            As far as I understand it dragons don’t chose riders out of convenience it be anyone

          • Adurna100

            Uh… they weren’t just not acknowledged by name the weren’t MENTIONED AT ALL

          • Willgall_19

            id bet money it wont be angela or elva or nasuada or roran… ive typed out the reasons too many times to do so again

          • Jgstorywriter96

            True I dont think Jarsha would fit the role of the rider but your arguement lists Eragon from book 1 minus the twelve years of age

      • Willgall_19

        and i would narrow it further to an elf… theres already 3 human riders its time for an elf

      • RoReader

        I would definetly add “bladeslinger” and “wolf eyes” as possible riders.. being as they are super Mysterious and we haven’t heard much about them.. the simple fact that they weren’t acknoledge by name in the first and second book doesn’t necessarily mean that they weren’t in it.. also CP has changed his mind before he could again

        • Anonymous

          I think you’re looking to far into it. There was so little development of those two characters, it’d be hard for CP to use them, not saying that it wouldn’t happen, it definitely could be one of those to though

        • Willgall_19

          and chris said the new rider will be someone thats been in all three books… i think that bladesinger and wolf eyes are his characters for book 5 maybe… just from the title of the chapter… intersecting sagas…

      • HASHER

        I AM 100% SURE IT’S ARYA

      • Jgstorywriter96

        Angela and Elva wont be the new rider. He didn’t even plan on putting them in the series and he says he’s had the new rider planned from the beginning,

    • Jahooty **

      you spelt everything wright 😛

    • eragonrider8

      Sloan is out, he’s pretty much insane. Orik can’t because he’s a dwarf. I don’t believe Jarsha is in book 1 (I could be wrong, though), Horst I don’t think so, but Roran, Arya, Katrina, Elva, and Jeod are good ideas. Helen, Greta, Nasuada, Morn, and Jormunder don’t seem likely. However, maybe someone adds dwarves to the pact and dwarves can be riders but that is unlikely

      • Anonymous

        Jarsha is in book one. Just barely mentioned.

  • Laxplayer

    guys maybe the Spine= the spine of a dragon

    • Willgall_19

      for the love of god dude dont start this again please

      • Laxplayer

        haha im kidding, i love seeing people react, besides theres no way the spine can be a dragon, do you have a fb?

        • Willgall_19

          yep i dunno how to give you my handle tho so its just under willie gall and im from mt vernon ohio

          • Laxplayer

            i cant find you, look up “Weston Henry” my profile pic is a guy in a lacrosse helmet

          • Laxplayer

            i added yuou

    • Orchidbloom

      maybe the remains of a dragon. or why would a massive dragon remain stationary and dormant for so long, what would happen if he/she rolled over in sleep or had the hiccups..
      earthquakes all round!! or snored that resulted in massive forest fires..?
      no, the spine being a live dragon is plausible.

      • Orchidbloom

        **sorry typo

        is NOT plausible.

  • Green dragon name?

    Cant wait for this, just wish it had a release date ); Off topic, the, “beware of red-eyed rabbits” made me laugh thinking about the killer rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  • The Spine=a giant, very old, dragon?

    • Willgall_19

      dont you start it either

  • Alfreredocsil

    Eragon and Galby are the only “proper” dragon riders in alagaesia, Murtagh and Thorn don’t count because they were never trained by a proper teacher from the old order.

  • Something is really bothering me when I read some of this… see where he says “Angela will have a lot of crowning moments”? That. I’m not sure, but I think *crowning* is sort of the key word here. If she really is part of a race that we’ve already seen, what about her family background? Is it possible, without being related to Galbatorix, she could be part of Royalty?

    • Anonymous

      I think that you’re on to something, but I also think you’re looking into it too much. The only other Royal family we know of, and this is speculation on my part, is Roran and Eragon. If you think about it, Palancar Valley was named for the “Mad King” and the valley still holds his decedents to the day, and that’s where my theory that Roran will inherit the throne comes from, he’ll then pass it to Nasuada.

      • Willgall_19

        what about the broddring kingdom or whatever it is? i might not even be close with that but the old human kingdom before the fall of the riders

        • Anonymous

          That was the Palancar dynasty I believe

          • Willgall_19

            oh i thought the palancar kindom was thrown out i thought the broddring kingdom was what the riders put in place after he was dethroned… didnt orin say he was a decendant of palancar too?

          • Anonymous

            Maybe Orin is the heir to the Brodderick throne, the throne of Surda, I’d have to go look at the history again, and I don’t have my special edition of Eldest with me, so I’m not sure

          • Willgall_19

            i think when orin and nasuada have that huge argument he says what hes a direct decendant from id have to go look now im intrigued

          • Anonymous

            Nasuada’s going to let Surda stay independent and she’ll take the capital

          • Willgall_19

            i could see that… or all three of the mortal races (humans, urgals, Dwarves) all split the empire up into sections where each can live in peace… that aslo goes along with my theory that all the elves are leaving to go back to the land they came from with the last of the dragons

          • Anonymous

            The elves can’t leave the land, it doesn’t make sense. Some will leave to help guard Vroengard, just like Humans and possibly Dwarves will, but I think that a group will stay behind to help out on the mainland. Not sure how the Urgals getting their own home will work, by their own admittance, they are a savage, warrior race. They can’t help but to fight and kill, it’s in their blood, so there may be SOME peace, but never FULL

          • Willgall_19

            if the elves do stay theyll prolly just keep to du weldenvarden and their cities within

          • Blahblahblah

            i like the idea that magic is kind of eradicated slowly… like all the other races but human leave etc to become the world it is today obviously this would not make sense for the book and would ruin the storyline but would be cool

    • Svit-kona

      i dont think so….i hardly believe CP will consider her being royalty as an ‘awesome moment’…this is angela we’re talking about….i dont think anyone will care if she’s royalty…i think CP meant angela will do something really heroic…like, resurrect Brom or kill Murtagh and Thorn….

  • Austinfaro

    when is book four being released? what will it be called? i heard it was going to be called Eldunari

    • No one knows yet. But it’s said we will find out soon. Some people think it will be called Eldunari.

  • Jacob

    I have a question. Does Birgit ever take her revenge on Roran and if she does how so?

    • Willgall_19

      “no comment” haha jk but im guessin it will be addressed

    • Christopher obviously would not answer that question.

  • TodayisTheDay

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I think the fact that book 4 is taking so long to be released is actually hurting Paolini and his sales. I work in a public library and most of the kids that were interested in the series say they have moved past the series, or that they have simply lost interest because of the long layover.

    • Willgall_19

      theyll all come back… why would you not read the final book? to prove a point? i think i would rather him take his time and make it good and cover all the bases than hurry up and have a mediocre book

  • King Arthur

    So it’s obvious that the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch will be what’s inside the Vault of Souls which Eragon will then use to destroy Galbatorix who has transformed into a red-eyed rabbit. :p Thanks for the summary Mike, sure makes it easier to digest all of this information.

  • Doddydude

    Cant wait for book four! 😀

    P.S anyone know the EXACT size of Gleadr, Saphira and Thorn? 🙂 Im very curious 🙂

    • Willgall_19

      17 hands 11 hands and 10 hands haha no i dont think exact sizes are possible what would you compare their sizes too in the first place

  • Dewian

    Hey, i got this new theory I think nobody has brought up. What if Rock of Kuthian is the Eldunari of Kuthian?

    • Willgall_19

      its been brought up multiple times and discussed multiple times and the rock of kuthian is not anyones eldunari its not and eldunari at all it opens the vault of soul’s souls in plural and an eldunari isnt going to be a vault door… let alone the fact that eragon isnt going to find a bunch of eldunari just laying around somewhere… people have been looking since the fall of the riders they’re not out there everyone needs to give up on him just stumbling across a horde of eldunari and somehow becoming more powerfull than galbatorix its too easy

      • Bri_heartz

        i think its a possibility. what if the eldunari and the question didnt imply that the vault door had to be an eldunari itself. merely that the eldunari would open it. and whats inside is obviously not eldunari, i completely agree with you there but what could be inside it? ive read and reread the books multiple times but i cant seem to find anything that could become important to the story line that we havent noticed before.

  • Willgall_19

    mike man its large hills not mountains… if you want the proof we all had a discussion below… you should edit it

    • I simply copied the question that was asked.

      • Willgall_19

        yea but you should write a side comment about how the books actually do not say the size of mountains they say hills so the question was a little off par int he first place people are making theories off of a question thats wrong

        • Anonymous

          Except that dragons keep growing and don’t stop. So in enough time, a dragon could get as large as a mountain. The probability of one existing in Alageasia right now is really low since it’s hard to miss a glittering dragon that big.

  • Darkdragonryder

    would it be ironic if CP saw the eragon movie and hated it?

  • hhmmm

    gggrrrrrrrrrr

  • This interview is great.
    “We will see an elven death (and the subsequent burial ceremony) in Book 4”

    Makes me think the queen will lose her head!

    • Willgall_19

      maybe the ceremony will be for oromis and glaedr? and i bet a bunch of elves die in the war

      • Well it says there will be a death and burial, so it shouldn’t refer to oromis. And the only thing that would make the elves pause the battle and bury someone would for them to be very important like Arya or the Queen.

        • Willgall_19

          if you read the origional it says neither he just says no comment to a question that includes both death and ceremony… its more likely we just see a ceremony for oromis and gleadr and i bet we see a few elven deaths before the end but it doesnt mean its gotta be someone they will have a huge ceremony for again… im pretty sure this book will start off with eragon going to the ceremony or at least in the first few chapters

          • Rahul Deshpande

            well…christopher has said that the book will start with a battle….
            and i think Chris is right…the elves will pause the battle for one of their important person i know oromis is also an important person but if the queen dies..then they will have to elect the new king/queen and all the stuff which will follow it….so ceremony for oromis may seem unlikely…

          • Willgall_19

            i think the idea that chris will just skip a ceremony for oromis and gleadr is way less likely than that

    • Jgstorywriter96

      or Arya perhaps it makes really wonder

    • Jgstorywriter96

      or Arya perhaps it makes really wonder

    • koji1217

      That is exactly what i thought! It CAN’T be arya, so who else? oromis is already dead….and who else important besides Blodhgarm is significant?

      idk…just a theory!

  • Fwacha!dragonrider180

    Man, I was really hoping there would be other Riders……

  • Moon

    OMG! I can’t wait until Book Four comes out! The anticipation is killing me 🙂

    • koji1217

      I know same!!!!! If anyone has any idea when it comes out tell me immediatly!!!!! I am super excited! 🙂

    • koji1217

      I know same!!!!! If anyone has any idea when it comes out tell me immediatly!!!!! I am super excited! 🙂

  • Smileyface633

    I can’t wait until Book Four comes out! OMG the anticipation is killing me!

  • shurtugal

    is it written in any book if eragons mother died?………………….it will be a twist if she will come alive again!!!

    • Margaret

      Yes, it is written in Brisingr. Shortly after giving birth to Eragon, she left Carvahall to go to Morzan’s castle and despite his healer’s best efforts, she died just before Brom came bursting in like the dashing, tragic hero that he was.

      • Name

        poor brom :'(

  • Vinr-Alfakyn

    Will we ever get to read the deleted scenes?
    I want to konw what happens in them.

  • Anonymous

    beware of red eye rabbits? AHHHHH its a Shade Rabbit hahaha

    • Antonella Fi

      it must be methaforic…maybe Thorn??

  • Anonymous

    I wish Eragon could meet his mother. Or his mother and father togheter. Oh well.

    • Brisingr101

      I wonder if he will meet his mother and father in/at the vault of souls.

      • Sandpaper

        what are the chances that Angela is secretly Selena? Don’t flame me, just want to here your thoughts

        • L_kelsea_l

          I dont think this would be the case, as Brom would’ve recognised Angela when they were in Teirm. Also, why would Angela mention Selena when she first talked about telling Eragon’s fortune if she was Selena. At that stage she had no clue who Eragon was.

  • Wmmcinnes

    go red-eyed rabbits

  • Daviec2010

    i think the bladesinger is gonna be the black hand, as in eragons mother

    • Svit-kona

      cant be….eragon saw his mom on the fairth oromis showed gave him….i’m pretty sure he would have recognised her…

  • sirsimon

    I am curious about the cover, I bet its beautiful

  • Mchl_Andrew

    I like the site a lot…and I’m a huge fan of inheritance, I’m just sick of being teased by new posts about old posts.

    • Would you rather I post no news at all so that people can complain that they’re sick of us posting no news at all and would rather me make up news instead? Good grief, it appears I can never win.

      • elvenfury

        no Mike you’re good, I love the books (hate waiting) and these Q & A’s are the only thing that keep me halfway sane. Come on Random House, give us a title and a release dateeeee. Also, I say we get the directors of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter movies together to brainstorm and recreate Eragon and then Eldest, Brisingr, etc. Would be epic!

        • Willgall_19

          i think James Cameron would be better

          • Viv

            Definitely, James Cameron is a genius. He would do such a good job on making these books into films, I’d say the effects would be spectacular!

      • Fwacha!dragonrider180

        Keep on posting! Limited info is better than no info! 🙂

      • Rahul Deshpande

        well..i thought you have compromised to this situation by now…lol….

      • jumpergirl93

        Meh, don’t listen to them, Mike. This site is great and posts like this, even though they don’t give us any new info, help us organize our thoughts and come us with great new theories!

  • Guest

    Thanks for posting this Mike. I get my fix for Inheritance Cycle stuff on the site all the time! This made it easy for me to see what I missed since my last visit to the site. Now I don’t need to go back and read whole Q&As =}

  • Timprof

    I cant wait ive read all the other books too many times to count.

    • firemonkey

      same here

  • Someone

    Brom’s body is safely tucked away within a diamond tomb, out of touch from the elements and any human interference. ->Is it possible he could be brought back to life?<- Christopher says, “It will be addressed in Book Four, but perhaps not how you expect.”

    What if Brom came back to life do to someone else's sacrifice, and he became the next Rider?

    • Willgall_19

      cant say i have anything to argue with that with… but i dont think the world which chris has created would allow someone to come back to life due to someone elses sacrifice… plus it sounds a little harry potterish when harry sacrifices himself so none of the spells voldemort inacts on anyone else have any power… at least in a roundabout way

    • Kaimana93

      I was thinking maybe he would come back as a spirit and have something to do with a shade? just a thought…

      • Orchidbloom

        didnt oromis mention that a dragon-rider who was also a shade would be more terrible than galbatorix. Together with the mention of eragon getting to know more about “spirits” and the possible resurrection of brom, perhaps ergaon becomes as shade.

        • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

          my theory was that he became a shade via the vault of souls, bringing spirits back who want to bring down glaby eg oromis and brom etc that way multiple conscionces help eragon break galby’s mind

    • Antonella Fi

      I think Brom belongs to the past. It´s time to the new generation, “Inheritance cycle” =)

  • Willgall_19

    i know a lof of you guys are stuck on empire for the new title but i was just thinking about how chris said the new title will “be something he (eragon) gets” how about “Legacy” as in he inherits the legacy of the riders

    • Willgall_19

      and the reason i dont think it will be empire is because if its supposed to be something eragon is going to get and hes going to leave alageasia forever and not return then hes not going to get an empire… let alone the fact that empires are evil anyway because empires are never made out of peace i think theres even a quote that says “empires are forged in blood” so why would eragon accept something like that

      • Anonymous

        Just because we have so much banter between us, I’ll start this again with you. How do we know that the “Inheritance Cycle” is all about Eragon? We have Orik, Arya, Nasuada and Roran all in the same generation and inheriting their own things

        • Jpedro

          I have been hoping Orik becomes the first dwarven dragon rider.

          • Anonymous

            Can’t happen, well, not a REAL dwarf because that would mean the dragons would have to amend the Pact. Besides, all three races are represented by Eragon, he’s half human, half elf and adopted Dwarf. What else do you need?

          • Willgall_19

            yeah there will not be a dwarven rider… its not possible for reasons stated in the books… and dwarves hate flying for another thing…

          • Izmyrna

            Just because Orik hates flying on Saphira doesn’t mean that that is true for ALL dwarves.

          • Willgall_19

            no orik ends up liking it but he does say all darves hate flying or the prospect of leaving the ground…i mean do you think a race of beings that prefers to not even be above ground would even come close to wanting to leave ground all togther… and either way its impossible for a dwarf to be a rider

          • Anonymous

            UNLESS the Pact is amended like it was for the humans when they came along. I just don’t see it happeneing

          • Willgall_19

            yeah given the pact isnt amended but i dont see that happening in the time frame of this book hes already got so much to tie up

          • Anonymous

            Nor do I think they’re strong enough with only one, and maybe a young, dragon

          • Anonymous

            Nor do I think they’re strong enough with only one, and maybe a young, dragon

        • Willgall_19

          you do make a good point but if you read the interview chris is talkin about eragon… we do have some good banter tho… im glad ive got someone to talk like this with… i was on another site and everyone freaked out when showed them that their theories were way off

          • Anonymous

            Yea, people hate to be told they’re wrong. Of course the interview would be about Eragon, he’s the main character of the story. Let me make a list:
            Roran-leadership of Carvahall
            Katrina-Roran’s wife, gets his fortune, etc.
            Eragon-Riders
            Murtagh-Riders
            Arya-her mother and fathers legacy
            Orik-His adopted fathers legacy

            Etc.

          • Willgall_19

            yeah im thinkin around there i do think eragon and arya will end up together but i dont think she needs to be the other rider for it to happen… i think chris has lead most of us to think its gonna be her so when we find out who it really is we’re all gonna go ohhhh thats sooo much better than arya

          • Anonymous

            I just can’t see him picking another old character but Arya. Nasuada won’t be the new Rider, Angela’s really to old, and it would hinder her character, in my opinion, and Elva’s going to go to Galby I think. What other female do we have, that we have met, could it be?

          • Willgall_19

            well i wont even try to make another guess besides arya i think everything points to her… but also like i said i think hes gonna twist it and we’re all gonna be goin ohhhhh you got me good

          • Laxplayer

            haha i didnt freak out

          • Willgall_19

            no i didnt mean you or this site at all i was on another forum about this book and three peoples heads exploded when i told them that the book actually says hills instead of mountains and this was like a month ago and then we had to go through the whole read your book and they literally like lost it like i had crushed all there super duper dragon that will crush everything in its path dreams and ruined the fourth book for them… so you can understand why i get frustrated when people make the same mistake on here i see it everywhere

    • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

      or Acceptance could be the title due to acceptance of what happens and the fact he must leave algeasia. the only problem with that is it doesnt sound like a cool title 😀

  • Tulkas Astaldo

    Rabbits vs. Werecats. The epic struggle of an era…

    • MiniMachine

      That might just make my life!

      • regtef

        CUNT

        • Twin-1

          It has a certain appeal to it but seems as if you might have left out a few key points. One, who is the person standing on the shore screaming (yelling) as Eragon (and unknown rider) leave Alagasia? Also, what of Wolf-eyes and Bladesinger? Who are they and how do they play into your prophecy? Although they were mentioned one tiny bit in Brisingr I do feel they need included in the future of Alagasia. One more thing that you forgot: What about the hermit Tenga? He was the “tutor” so to speak of Angela but what else? He is a very mysterious character and I feel he’ll play a bigger part in the book than we (the fans) may think.

          Also, I highly doubt that Eragon will run and desert the Vardon as you say. Flauts he may have, but knowing his character, Eragon holds protecting those he cares about close to his heart. I have no doubt he would stand and fight to the very end. As for Roran being the new king….I can’t really see it. But you never know. As stated before all Roran wants to do is return to Carvahall and raise his family with Katrina.

          Arya I don’t think will know Eragon’s true name. It is a great responsibility to know someones true name…a responsibility that am sure Arya does not want on her shoulders. No, I think someone wiser would be able to tell him; Islanzadi maybe? Or Eragon will embark on his own search for his true name like the riders of old.

          • Twin-1

            Sorry…this is for the comment below yours @N_hollon123.

        • willgall_19

          hahahaha

  • Fwacha!Dragonrider180

    Gosh darn it I wish he would answer the “No Comment” questions. 🙂

    • l,zdl,qdz

      “gosh darn it”? :p hah!

    • koji1217

      i know!

    • koji1217

      i know!

  • Willgall_19

    and this whole dragons could be mistaken for mountains is killing me it says mistaken for small hills in my book… maybe i have a misprint or something but its deff hills… shows how much can be made out of just one misunderstood word or phrase but really mike you should double check me and edit that out

    • Anonymous

      No in Eragon Brom does say that some dragons had grown into the size of small mountains. If you want a page, I’ll get it for you

      • Willgall_19

        im lookin at mine right now and it literally says hills like H-I-L-L-‘S hills i guess i might have a misprint mines the paperback edition and my dog chewed my origional one up so its only like a year old so maybe they changed it? who knows but i think a dragon the size of a mountain would destroy everything in its path… i mean think of the sheer energy it would require just to move its head, or walk a few steps. look up the requirements for something to be called a mountain ( its legs would weigh hundreds of thousands of tons so really imagine the energy required) eragon could just link up with his energy resources and destroy galbatorix like leaves in the wind… and how would a dragon that size even hunt it would take hundred of shrrg or beor cave bears just for one meal… the entire idea is implausible improbable and in my mind impossible, not to mention would ruin the struggle and by doing so ruin the story

      • Willgall_19

        im lookin at mine right now and it literally says hills like H-I-L-L-‘S hills i guess i might have a misprint mines the paperback edition and my dog chewed my origional one up so its only like a year old so maybe they changed it? who knows but i think a dragon the size of a mountain would destroy everything in its path… i mean think of the sheer energy it would require just to move its head, or walk a few steps. look up the requirements for something to be called a mountain ( its legs would weigh hundreds of thousands of tons so really imagine the energy required) eragon could just link up with his energy resources and destroy galbatorix like leaves in the wind… and how would a dragon that size even hunt it would take hundred of shrrg or beor cave bears just for one meal… the entire idea is implausible improbable and in my mind impossible, not to mention would ruin the struggle and by doing so ruin the story

        • WaxyPumpkin72

          What page number?

          • Willgall_19

            haha dangit i should have refreshed earlier im not at home anymore and i cant get my book but its the part where hes asking about how big they can get… im pretty sure its the only time in the series its stated… regardless of the books the reasons i just gave i believe are almost concrete in my opinion… i know its fantasy but i believe we all have a feel for his laws of magic and energy and i think that a mountain dragon would ruin everything

          • Anonymous

            pg. 76 in the paperback version and pg. 52 in hard back. You’re right Will, it does say large hills, which, in my mind, can be a small mountain. It’s a matter of perspective to a certain extent about what makes a mountain and what makes a hill 🙂

          • Willgall_19

            cool i was hoping i didnt have to eat that statement haha but yeah a mountain is just too big for reasons stated above… thanks for double checking too i dont have my book on me right now… your good to bounce ideas off of too i enjoy it we have some really good convos and you have some really good theories

          • Anonymous

            Yea, I agree. Like I said, it’s a matter of perception. I know of some large structures that would/could be called “small mountains” or “large hills” 😉

          • Mr. Anonymous

            Yeah it says hills in mine too ( first Knopf trade paperback edition: April 2005). The page numbers are the other way around actually : pg. 52 in paperback and supposedly 76 in hard back (I don’t own one to know).

          • Laxolayer

            no way large hill and small moutain are way different!

        • Wyrm3.0

          Hopefully it would be something the size of one of the “vertibrae” of the Spine and not one of the Beors (if its true of course…).

        • Jpedro

          Dragons are magical creatures. In one of the books, maybe Eldest, it uses that explanation for why they can fly with un purportunal wings… Their magic may be able to be used to help them move when they grow to be large hills or small mountains or whatever we decided they are… I wouldnt rule out that all of Alagaesia is a dragon, knowing how their magic works in mysterious ways.

          • Willgall_19

            yeah but chris tries to make it as plausible as possible and most everything in the books fallow the rules that hes laid down… no offense i get what your saying but i dont think it makes any sense… the magic that dragons use to fly come from themselves not outta nowhere so what i was saying would still hold

          • Teamwoodlums

            true but if a dragon were the size of a mountain, it would probaly be powerful enough to move and support itself with magic. duznt mean its coing from nowhere.

          • Willgall_19

            your not understanding what im sayin if a dragon has that much energy to move eragon could just link up with it and destroy galby actually any magician could link up and have endless power… galby wouldnt stand a chance with any amount of eldunari against a dragon the size of a mountain who would use more energy walking than galby has used in his most hardcore spells… and there would be no point to this story because a dragon that large would have taken care of this a long time ago before it let a mad man drive its race to the brink of extinction… its not even close to logical nor would it make a good book, plot, twist, ending any or all of the above

          • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

            maybe it is just a metophor………?

          • Laxplayer

            all of Alagaesia?!?!? People just keep saying bigger things! Next people will say the Beor Moutain is one dragon!!!

          • Willgall_19

            maybe the whole darn world is a dragon and hes just let all of this go on for the past hundred years and let a mad man drive his race to the brink of extinction… or one the size of a mountain has just laid there and watched all of this and not done a thing because hes lazy or tired or is afraid of stepping on a couple rabbits before he gets to galby….

          • Roamer

            Although I don’t disagree that its possible, it seems to me that if Alagaesia was itself a dragon, with like the Beor’s being its spike’s and stuff, it would have turned around and killed Galbatorix a long time ago, the dragon’s hate him. just saying

    • Loyl2thagme

      possibly the dragon is the ‘rock of kuthian’? of course he isnt a rock, but he is so big that he is mistaken for one. he could have been one of the wild dragons. maybe he got so big that he was destroying life everytime he moved, so he laid dormant for hundreds of years, and eragon will find him and use his power to defeat galby.

      • Willgall_19

        ehh i dont think so… i dont think dragons are capable of laying dormant… and i dont think they can get that big a large hill is even stretching it youve got to think these are living breathing creatures that need food to survive imagine what it would take to feed if it were as large as your thinking…

        • Laxplayer

          i hate it how people say that the spine is a dragon there is no way in hell a dragon is that big

          • Svit-kona

            hey…you could never know…..remember how so many ppl went missing in the spine…?Galbatorix even lost an entire army in there….maybe the dragon is eating all those ppl….and if there is a shortage of humans…it can always eat the wild animals….i cant remember exactly who said that dragons can be mistaken as hills…but look at it this way…what he/she said is only to the extent of HIS/HER knowledge…and everyone knows that no one can know everything about alagaesia…not even the oldest of the elves….

          • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

            or maybe that was the urgals that live in the spine…….. (-.-)

          • Bedec2

            why not, you limit yourself by makeing that comment and just by useing that reasoning every thing is possible infictions thtas what is so amazing about it

          • Ljonsy_lfc4eva

            yeah they will be saying earthquakes are due to dragon hicups next and the wind is due to their breathing

      • Jules

        Could it even be possible that a dragon died with it’s eldunari like in its grasp and curled up around it to protect it or something, and then he fossilised? Just a random thought to put out there… I dunno, I don’t think that the eldunari thing is like right but I kinda like the idea of a fossil… or was turned into stone?

        • Willgall_19

          yeah and then indiana jones could come along to dig it up… and then chris’s book 5 could be indiana jones and the raiders of the lost eldunari or indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal heart

      • Jgstorywriter96

        I think the rock of Kuthian is where the dragons stored their Eldunari before the pact with the Elves. I believe that hill you see in the direct center of The Hadarac Desert is the Rock of Kuthian and within is thousands of Eldunari of the old

        • Willgall_19

          umm no glaedr talked about it the mountains in the middle of the desert are called du fells nangoroth and the dragons used to hold their eldunari there untill the riders made their base on vroengard and made a repository inside so the dragons moved them… im pretty sure its almost exactly like that in brisingr

          • Jgstorywriter96

            Actually he never said that the previous Eldunari were moved. He just said they entrusted their heart of hearts to the riders after the repository. The prophecy Solembum tells him even hints at that. The Vault of Souls. You can’t tell that doesnt sound like where Eldunari are hidden.

          • Willgall_19

            no he pretty much does say they moved them there read it again… and there arent going to be eldunari in the vault of souls the eldunari are well established in the story and eragon isnt just going to find a bunch ill bet anything on it and the prophecy hints at nothing about eldunari in any way at all… when all seems lost? i have a strange feeling saphira is going to die and hes going to bring her to life… because untill shes gone how can ALL seem lost…

          • Jgstorywriter96

            No offense but I have nothing to do on saturdays but read and I’ve at least read Brisingr 3 times. Glaedr said ” Before we formed our pact with Elves, we kept our hearts in Du Fells Nanagoroth, the mountains in the center of the Hadarac Desert. Later, after the Riders established themselves on the island of Vroengard and therein built a respitory for the Eldunari, wild dragons and paired dragons both entrusted their hearts to the riders for safekeepiing.” I dont see anything that hints at they moved them.

          • Willgall_19

            well i just read the whole thing again now and it comes accross to me that he does say we moved them there… why would the dragons leave half of them at du fells nangoroth and half of them with the riders? then they would have more of a job protecting them in two places… you have to remember the riders fell because everyone even the dragons thought they were untouchable so they didnt have any reason to think maybe we should keep half of them somewhere else so when the riders go bad it wont be a complete loss… i think your misunderstanding what gleadr is saying i understand where you met the theory but the logic behind it has a huge gaping hole…

          • Jgstorywriter96

            Page 630, third paragraph down, line 11-15 on the page.

          • Orchidbloom

            that sounds interesting. i agree, no more eldunaris, vault of souls contains souls.

          • unshore?

            what does an eldunari contain? the life force of the dragon it originated from e.g. a soul, could it also be possible that either when the dragons made the speel that got ride of the forsworn’s dragons names (wish i new ther names so they were no more than objects:(…) they also made shore that no one could find The Rock of Kuthian in order to protect those dragons’ eldunari and wait for the right person to find them or it could be the original eragon’s white dragon’s eldunari ? itsjust a theory i will probably be wrong

          • Willgall_19

            and if glaedr knew they hid them there before the riders had the repository do you think they would have just said eh i doubt we left any in du fells nangoroth we dont need to go look there at all… i mean really

          • Jgstorywriter96

            Oh and maybe Glaedr did know they were there. But he and Oromis couldn’t risk being sited by the empire to go and rescue them. Then Galbatorix would have known that they were still alive.

          • Jgstorywriter96

            Oh and maybe Glaedr did know they were there. But he and Oromis couldn’t risk being sited by the empire to go and rescue them. Then Galbatorix would have known that they were still alive.

          • Willgall_19

            so they wouldnt tell islanzadi brom or anyone from the varden because?

          • Guest

            Because even if they did where would the person they send get food and water to travel to the center of the Hadarac and back. If you remember Murtagh and Eragon skimmed the edge and even though Eragon could summon water it took heavy tolls on them. Elves only eat plants and if im not mistaken there’s little, if not none, plant life in a desert. And I dont remember Eragon or Murtagh catching any food ( I could be wrong)

          • Willgall_19

            theyre elves! eragon had trouble traveling before he was trained and an elf can pull water out of the ground with the same spell that eragon uses and they can run as fast as a horse so they wouldnt have to pack as much food… quit holding on for the sake of argument your side has no logic to it no offense

          • Jgstorywriter96

            Argueing is getting us nowhere. Let’s just wait till the book comes out and then we’ll see whose right. OK?

        • Jgstorywriter96

          My bad my wording was wrong. I meant to say what if the Rock of Kuthian is at the Mountains.

    • Laxplayer

      i agree because if it is a mountain the the hell are you suppose the set your legs on either side to ride it

      • Orchidbloom

        for imagination’s sake, i believe you would then have to ride a single spine of the mountainous-sized dragon, much like a large saddle and custom leather bands around it…
        if there were a mountain-sized dragon, i.e

    • very_troubled

      the dwarves are living inside of a dragon hence living stone

      • Guest

        No offense but I don’t think a dragon would let a bunch of dwarves dig giant holes in it and not to mention dvarves and dragons are native to Algaesia therefore I would think that they would have known if it was dragon

  • mchl_andrew

    and i am a huge inheritance fan and a huge fan of the sight, i check it daily….i just wish you would stop teasing me with new stories about old stories.

    • Willgall_19

      i revoke my statement under this after reading this

  • mchl_andrew

    You guys at Shurtugal are clearly running out of things to write. You are reposting things you posted last week just so you dont go a week without a story. Half of the stories on your page are about other sites and such. Maybe if Random House would stop jerking off and release a friggin title and release date, you would have something to write.

  • mchl_andrew

    You guys at Shurtugal are clearly running out of things to write. You are reposting things you posted last week just so you dont go a week without a story. Half of the stories on your page are about other sites and such. Maybe if Random House would stop jerking off and release a friggin title and release date, you would have something to write.

    • WaxyPumpkin72

      Stop complaining.

    • Willgall_19

      and your obviously not a loser with way to much time on your hands… because if you were you wouldnt have anything better to do than to get on a site that you dont like and write comments about how it has nothing new to write about… i wish i was as cool as you

      • Cobyjj

        hahahahahahaha

      • Inheritence FTW

        Well said 😀 And you’re right.
        mchl_andrew- your comment really doesn’t benefit anyone… therefore, is there really any point in posting something that everyone’s going to read just for your own enjoyment? o.O

    • Anonymous

      Wow man, immature much? We’re all ready for the book to come out, stop being a jerk to everyone else for something we can’t help. Mike is doing a great job, so stop complaining like you’re entitled to everything and grow up a little bit

    • Thanks for the replies folks! Deleted his comment because it was most definitely inappropriate, especially for a younger audience.

      • secretadmirer

        I LOVE YOU MIKE!!!!

      • Mea

        keep it up mike, Shutugal is the only place where we can get inheritance news on the web.

  • WaxyPumpkin72

    Regarding the “Beware of red-eyed rabbits” quote, I was re-reading through Brisingr this week when I noticed something I hadn’t payed attention to before. In the chapter “Intersecting Sagas,” on page 259, a conversation between Eragon and Angela goes like this. “You knit your own yarn?” [Eragon] said, surprised that she would engage in anything so orinary. “Of course! It’s a wonderful way to relax. Besides, if I didn’t, where would I get a sweater with Dvalar’s ward against mad rabbits knit in the Liduen Kvaedhí across the inside of the chest, or a snood that was dyed yellow, green, and bright pink?” “Mad rabbits–…” She tossed her thick curls. “you would be amazed how many magicians have died after being bitten by mad rabbits. It’s far more common than you might think.” Eragon stared at her. “Do you think she’s jesting?” he asked Saphira. “Ask her and find out.” “She would only answer with another riddle.”

    I think that she isn’t jesting. What if the mad rabbits that she’s talking about have something to do with these “red-eyed rabbits” that Paolini referenced in the interview? :0

    • Willgall_19

      ive already wrote about this about 5 times but i think hes making a joke… can you really tell me that mad rabbits would fit into this book? how would you make that sound cool or kill of a character in a serious way with somethin that sounds like alice in wonderland… i mean maybe he could make it viable sounding but i cant imagine how

      • WaxyPumpkin72

        Well, I see what you mean, but you never know. 😛

        Maybe it could be like something with the gilding of the lily in Brisingr, where it might fit into the story, but at the same time be kind of a joke. Know what I mean?

        • Willgall_19

          true but either way its somethin of little consequence… i noticed it too tho when i red the origional interview and wrote some stuff about it because someone else had the same theory as you

          • Laxplayer

            do you have fb,Willgall_19 ?

    • Inheritance_fan

      I think it is just a joke about how “magicians” pull rabbits out of hats. If some one pulled you out of a hat, wouldn’t you be mad enough to bite them?

    • Svit-kona

      maybe angela finds a way to transform into a mad,red-eyed rabbit…bites Galbatorix,kills him and thus, her ‘crowning moment of awesomeness’ or watever….hahahahaha =D

  • Amandamartinez49

    what does an eldunari look like?

    • Willgall_19

      its described when eragon is given glaedrs…

    • Rahul Deshpande

      its a round hard object…the color is as same as of dragon’s color….and is vibrant when dragon is alive and dull when dragon is dead…

  • Jasonelap

    the amount of time it is taking is getting to be too much. My anticipation has turned to apathy. Let’s stop with the rhetoric and get the book out.

  • The_White_Rider

    MIKE,

    You said that Galbatorix is the only other living Rider.. what does that make Murtagh? Chopped liver?

    • GOOD CATCH! Will fix.

      (See, even Mike makes mistakes!)

      • Willgall_19

        how bout the whole dragons are as big as mountains thing that is wrong? we even had a huge discussion about it on this part and part 3

    • Anonymous

      XD omg good one! hahaha

  • Thecarpetiswet

    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.”

    the only other possible way he can tell us tht angela is the next rider, is for him to planly state “Angela is the next rider”. and for all of u daydreams who r still hooked on the VERY slim chance its arya, get a life.

    • Anonymous

      how is it a slim chance that it’s Arya? I highly doubt Angela will be the next Rider, that would kinda ruin the story in my opinion. I mean, she’s already beastly with her dwarf staff and green armor, and none of the races trust her, you can’t say Solembum counts because his own race doesn’t trust him, (from the teaser chapter from book 4). She wouldn’t want to be a Rider because that would mean it would be harder to travel, and if you disagree think about this, how would you hide A) Your Shining Palm that often while working on potions and such B)Your dragon would get lonely and would accidentally destroy thing, especially when they are young and playful. Oh, and another thing, how would she go about keeping her industry going? She relies on potions and things for her income, and how could people keep thinking they would work if she can actually use magic and effect the outcome of things, and yes it could help, but I think it would hurt worse, just my opinion though

    • Willgall_19

      well im against it being arya too but i cant see angela being it either… hes also gonna give murtagh some pov chapters in the book too i think its far more likely that her character will just mature and have more of a direct role in the book… and i hate to say it but i think the new rider will either be arya or will be a new character… theres not enough of a time frame for the new rider to be trained to any extent to be able to help out and im pretty sure the new rider will be elven to balance the scales a little

      • Anonymous

        Forget this! The rider isn’t going to be any of the “good guys”. One of Galby’s crounies will have the egg hatch for them.

    • dragon dung heap

      It also probably isnt Angela because CP originally did not plan on creating her in his story. The only characters he said deviated form his original plan, outside of the creation of Angela and Solumbum were Nasuada and Roran. CP also said the new rider was a character already in all 3 previous books. So he seemed to have a destined outcome for the last rider when he began the story, of which Angela and Solumbum were not created yet.

      • Willgall_19

        well i deff didnt know he said the new rider has been in all three books… that changes everything ive had floating around in my head… i hereby retract all my statements about the new rider being a new character which is good because i didnt think he had enough time in this book to establish a new character… as much as i hate to say this tho it just makes more fuel to the fire for it being arya

    • dragon dung heap

      It also probably isnt Angela because CP originally did not plan on creating her in his story. The only characters he said deviated form his original plan, outside of the creation of Angela and Solumbum were Nasuada and Roran. CP also said the new rider was a character already in all 3 previous books. So he seemed to have a destined outcome for the last rider when he began the story, of which Angela and Solumbum were not created yet.

    • Jgstorywriter96

      I dont think Angela nor Arya will be the new rider. I think the new rider will possibly be that teenage girl in book 3 or one of the Elven Children that keep reoccuring since you met them

    • Bri_heartz

      everyone has their own theories, if you could be slightly more sensitive to that it’d be great. but also do agree that there is a very slim chance it is arya jus tbecause she would be the obvious choice and writers dont go with the obvious choice most of the time. i worry though that if angela becomes a rider she may have other plans than defeating galbatorix. she said so herself, she only likes being where the interesting stuff is happening. and that may mean that she isnt completely commited to defeating galbatorix. so it may be a bad revalation of her becoming a rider. she would become a wild card like elva. unpredictable.

  • guest

    I hope the book comes out really soon or I think I’m going to burst with excitement >:|

  • Anonymous

    This was such a great interview, the no comments just make your imagination run wild with theories, so great!

    • Inheritence FTW

      I’m pretty sure CP just says ‘no comment’ to every question that will impact the book hugely. It certainly doesn’t make me think that the theories mentioned in the questions are correct though(: Loving it!

  • C_Bronoord

    I WANNA READ BOOK 4 (and 5). Though I guess it will be a while till they will be translated to Dutch. CP has a great writing future…

    • C_Bronoord

      BTW, I thought to have read something about a 6th book even? If 5 will be a prequel about Brom and the time of glory for the riders (Which I truly hope) that book 6 will be about…? Well, I understand that CP wants to write more of this. I know how hard it is to just quit a good character or story, lol. They become real ‘friends’. Anyway, I really hope book 4 doesn’t take too long and that at least book 5 will be written soon.

    • Bella

      heyy yo

  • Marcandreani2

    Now, I have a personal Q for CP.

    Can a Rider have more than one dragon hatch for them? If so, what would happen? Would the dragons be jealous, etc?

    • Cobyjj

      hey red eyed rabbits page 259, after you read think about thi, wouldnt a rabbit be a perfect assasin for Galbatorixcs? excuse my spelling and marcandreani im sorry about replyin to you even though this had nothing to do with you

      • Cobyjj

        259of brisingr, excuse me

      • Onix

        Well, in Eragon, Angela talks about mad rabbit attacks being more common than first thought, when Eragon is surprised she knits herself. Mighta been in Eldest though, not sure.

        • Jgstorywriter96

          Its in Brisingr.

    • Cawblayze

      The fact that Galbatorix asked for another dragon egg seems to mean that yes, multiple eggs could hatch for one rider, as at the time Galbatorix was a knowledgeable rider, and the fact that some of the elders on the council he approached were actually considering giving Galbatorix that chance, as Orimis reveals that it was he that had to convince the council to say no.

      • Willgall_19

        true but i dunno about multiple hatching for one rider i would guess they would get an egg without the spell on it and make it hatch and make the bond afterward… i dont think a dragon would have hatched for galby after he lost his other dragon due to “the madness that was eating at his soul” any dragon would have sensed that and not hatched so it would have had to have been another way

  • Waffle

    Dang… I thought this was the new surprise interview.. got my hopes up for nothing.

    But still, thanks for posting this Mike! Can’t wait for more info! 🙂

  • Kassidy

    “Galbatorix is the only other living Rider in Alagaesia. No surprises hidden in any more forests as far as secret Riders go!”

    Did anybody else catch a particular in this sentence ‘only other living Rider in Alagaesia.” So is Murtagh not living, or simply a summoned spirit or some other unknown factor? I’ve been pondering that for a while.

    • Jake

      True, that is what it said in this summary. I think that Mike made a little mistake on that. But in the actual interview, it said there are no “more riders” left. only galbatorix. So i think that that is because Murtagh, we have already met, you know?

    • Willgall_19

      no that part wasnt in quotations just a summary of what chris said dont make anything out of it that is just how mike worded it

    • Willgall_19

      no that part wasnt in quotations just a summary of what chris said dont make anything out of it that is just how mike worded it

    • Kyle_bolton95

      Maybe there are some over seas aswell he only said in Alageisia. I think CP said no comment to that question about Vroengard Isle, maybe there are some there.

      • Kyle_bolton95

        Or maybe just the dragon and there heart things, he only said riders, that could have been where galbatorix found all the hearts he has gained.

        • CJG

          He mentioned somewhere that Vroengard wasnt considered Alageisia, so maybe there are more there?

          • Willgall_19

            yeah he said no comment to that but either way even if it wasnt dont you think someone would have looked there? that would be a huge hole in his story everyone needs to give up on eragon finding more eldunari

    • Jgstorywriter96

      So there might be wild dragons still left or possibly even dragons who’ve lost their rider are still alive.

      • Bkfelo

        most likely..wild dragons…as for dragons without riders…oromis would have told eragon…

    • Andrew C Wesley

      you read into that to much I think “No surprises hidden in anymore forests AS FAR AS SECRET RIDERS GO

    • David

      You might be on to something, if you combine what he said about galbatorix being the only living rider besides Eragon with this little piece i just noticed under the same section: “It’s possible that Eragon may discover more about [spirits’] nature” in Book 4.There are some “interesting bits” with Murtagh in Book 4.
      He included there will be some “interesting bits” about Murtagh under the same bullet point about Eragon finding out about the nature of spirits. I think we just discovered something interesting.

      • Anonymous

        GASP! I’ve got a “what if”.

        So there has been some talk about riders becoming shades. And everyone was assuming Eragon would be the shade… but what if Galby made a spirit enter Murtagh! FREAKING AWESOME!

        I have a feeling Murtagh is going to die anyways. I think him becoming a shade is a justifiable excuse.

        It would make sense for Galby to make Murtagh a shade because that automatically makes Murtagh as strong, or stronger than Galby with the combined dragon.

        • Blasted dragon

          the shade theory id possable, eragons said that he didn’t see saddle bags on Thorn, so i don’t think he carried Eldinary on him, and yet he had many voices, ‘Hmmmm’, but i don’t know, ‘flick tail in thought.’

          • Roamer

            I’d just like to add on to everything above with both Durza and the shade in Brisingr, they talk in the plural whereas Murtagh still talks in the singular. Also, both shade’s had violet eye’s, Murtagh doesn’t. Him not having saddle bags but having many voices could just mean he was in correspondance with the eldunari, after all it said it didn’t matter the distance across Alagaesia

        • Eragon_Fan

          im pretty sure Murtagh is not a shade. This is my reason, When Eragon and Arya fought the new shade at the end of Brisingr, Eragon was easily overwhelmed by the shades mind…and when he fought murtagh, he was able to stay even with murtagh.

        • Willgall_19

          or its exactly like the book says and galbatorix loaned murtagh a few eldunari… did you miss that part of the book?

    • Carissadeaton

      Im pretty sure what he meant by saying Galbatorix is the only other living rider in Alagaesia was that we already KNOW about Eragon, Murtagh, and Oromis, so there arent going to being any other secretly hiding riders like Oromis had been, and Galbatorix is the only other rider in Alagaesia ASIDE from Eragon and Murtagh. Just a thought.

    • Orchidbloom

      murtagh the undead…

    • Cawblayze

      Well, this is answer taken out of context, as we do not really know the question asked. If the question were “Is Eragon the only rider left in Alagaesia?” Then yes this answer might be suspect, but if the question were “Are there more living riders other than Eragon and Murtagh” Then this answer just confirms what CP implies. It would also put to rest the theory that Angela used to be a Dragon Rider, but, then again, we are all human, and its entirely possible CP did not think about every single aspect of the question before answering it.

  • Crystal

    This is exciting! I can’t wait for more info, but I hope the won’t reveal to much!!!!

  • zander

    maybe the girl could be the next dragon rider.beacause everyone kinda has arya or roran at the top of the list for the possible next rider.that would be an interesting twist

    • Laxplayer

      you know theres a lot of girls in the story, what one?

      • Willgall_19

        i think their talking about the bladesinger or wolfeyes

        • Bri_heartz

          is wolfeyes referring to elva? it would make sense. she has purple eyes and such…

      • Izzyogrady999

        think they meant elva

  • Adam S.

    I would like to know what he plans to do with that woman and girl that Angela introduces to Eragon in Brisingr. They seemed important but we never found out who they were or anything.

    • Jacob

      Remember two characters are goin to be introduced in the final book. What if they are the new characters and they help Eragon defeat Galbatorix. Remember they wouldn’t tell Eragon their names in the Third book.

  • Anonymous

    Hey mike I got a question for you. One thanks for this its a great summary of what we want to know. Secondly when will the next Q/A be shown? If I am misunderstanding this, I believe you said it was already done or in the making?

    • No, we’re working to do one or two live Q&As with Christopher Paolini where fans can enter the chat room and actually chat with Christopher. This was scheduled to happen in November and December but coordinating with Random House has been challenging due to the holidays. They will still happen, it’s just a matter of coordinating with Random House and the timing is out of my control.

      • Laxplayer

        but will you post when this is about to happen, like a time and date, when you find out?

        • Of course.

          • Laxplayer

            alright thanks, when you do are you going to post a header or just a comment?

      • Braxtonb

        Wasn’t there supposed to be 4 parts of the interveiw. (great job by the way:)

      • Braxtonb

        Wasn’t there supposed to be 4 parts of the interveiw. (great job by the way:)

        • Part four was this round up (I stated that when I said there’d be a part 4).

      • Kaylalynn 10

        You know when there was a “Q submission post” a while back? Is that one of the Q and A’s that you guys are working on? I posted a really good question and am hoping for at least a “no comment”.

        • Those posts will still be used, we just sidelined them for what we were told would be a live Q&A in November. Unfortunately this never happened (and that was out of our control), but the live Q&A(s) WILL happen (likely December/January).

          • Kaylalynn 10

            oh ok. you had me worried for a second.

        • Laxplayer

          what was the question?

  • Anonymous

    Im so excited about this! CP is definately good on the teasers. I feel some release date info on the horizon…. 🙂

    • 😉

      • Anonymous

        I feel this is a highly conspiratorial/optomistic sign. 🙂

  • I really do hope that he writes a prequel. During the height of the Rider’s power or Brom, I wouldn’t mind either. Also interested in the other book that would contain new and old characters. This Q&A makes me wonder more about the future of both Roran and Nasuada:/ Also, Awesome Angela will be epic…and awesome:D

    • zander

      yeah book 5 would be awesome if it was something like.ohhhh lets say eragons children.i really hope eragon and arya become more than friends.they woulld also be powerful together.eragons swordplay and aryas magic

  • Vincent

    I asked him the Angela question (about her powers)! I’m so excited to see what role she plays in book 4! 🙂

  • Joe

    at the rate he’s writting he’ll be dead before he writes 10 books

  • J.A.R. Huygebaert

    Nothing new, like always. These questions/answers are the same like in the last interview, so why repleating it? And the last question… we always see it, in EVERY interview.

    I love the books of Christopher, altought he messed up book three. It was unessassary to write a third one. I hope book four will be as good as Eragon and Eldest, and I hope he will write more about the world of Alagaëisa without messing it up. And I want to see his other books, thrillers! It would be fun to see somehting else from Christopher’ hand

  • Dragongirl

    The no comments do give something away. He said that the green egg fragment in eldest wasn’t related to greeni. And he did play around with that idea in previous interviews.
    So if he does say no comment that means there’s at least a grain of truth in that…

    • It doesn’t mean there’s any truth to it. For instance, if a question was asked “Will Murtagh die?” and he says “No comment.”, that doens’t mean Murtagh will die. It means that he won’t discuss the death because it’s important. The answer could still go one of multiple ways.

      Don’t take “no comment”s as a confirmation of a theory. Take them as a confirmation that you’re ON TO SOMETHING, but not a 100% yes or no. 😉

      • Jshanik

        I hate to say it but i feel like a kid waiting on this book. I am in my mid 30 and it is killing to wait on this book. To date i must have reread the series 5-6 times, and now i even got my 10yr old reading the books.

        • Willgall_19

          haha im with you man im 24 and it makes me cringe when they say kids series… im like no at least say young adult or kid friendly but i can honestly say i wouldnt have been able to appreciate or understand half of the stuff in these books when i was a kid… the love the underlying morals any of it… but really on the no comment subject you really cant infer anything from them he can throw them out there to mislead you as often as he does to say your on to something

    • It doesn’t mean there’s any truth to it. For instance, if a question was asked “Will Murtagh die?” and he says “No comment.”, that doens’t mean Murtagh will die. It means that he won’t discuss the death because it’s important. The answer could still go one of multiple ways.

      Don’t take “no comment”s as a confirmation of a theory. Take them as a confirmation that you’re ON TO SOMETHING, but not a 100% yes or no. 😉

  • I think christopher is playing with this ‘NO COMMENT’ thing. He says no comment for each and every interesting question being asked. I have a feeling that he has probably said atleast one ‘no comment’ for a completely plot-unrelated thing just because it will keep us much more guessing than we actually will be.

    Hope you got what I meant….

  • Dragadon

    Beware of red eyed rabbits. Sounds so Interesting. Wait, Vampire Rabbits :).

    • Boo

      i was thinking more like mad rabbits like in the book when Angela says that lots of magicians die by being bitten by mad rabbits, which was why she was knitting a ward against them into a sweater.

    • Monkeydogcat1

      makes me think of manty (spelling) python and the holy grail the whole red eyed rabbit thing.

      • Wyrm3.0

        I agree whole-heartedly my friend!!

    • Jules

      I really hope not. I mean the vampire thing is so… old now. It would really ruin the whole story if he did that. For me anyway. Mainly because when I think ‘vampire’ I think ‘Twilight’ -.-

  • Denmark111

    It’s nice you have a “no comment list” 🙂

  • Ezio_Auditore

    book 4 will be awesome!

    • Especially with all of the “awesome” Angela scenes!

      • Rahul Deshpande

        well…mike which is your favorite character?????

        • Angela of course!

          • Dragoniod!!!!!!!7

            same shes interesting in so many different ways, she sort of like me hahaha!
            Hey Mike whos your second favourite person.

          • Jpedro

            what do you think of the possibility of orik being a rider? could the dwarves be sung into the magical bond elves and humans share with dragons in book 4?

          • Jacob_arron_hay

            maybe or a dwarf child more like that idea

          • Denmark111

            I doubt it very much, it would most likely require far to much time and energi to making it worth to put it into the book. But then again, it might be one of those scenes there are explained down to the least detail. So perhaps, but unlikely.

          • Rahul Deshpande

            ok…i anticipated that….lol…

          • DragonWarrior96

            What if Angela is already a Dragon rider? o.O That would explain her not getting any older! But what bout her dragon….?

          • Denmark111

            That is an amazing theori! That would also explain why CP stated so heavily that a dragonrider could survive that his/hers dragon died.

          • Bri_heartz

            TOTALLY POSSBILE! 😀

          • Adam shelley

            Perhaps her Dragon is dead. It would explain the Dragon bones she relys on for her fourtune tellings whitch she does not do often.

        • Angela of course!