Another Newsletter From Christopher, More Sneaky Book 4 Hints

Christopher has released another Alagaesia Newsletter, this time congratulating the winners of Random House’s recent Super Fan Video Contest in addition to offering an update on the status of Book 4, which includes some sneaky hints at a scene he just completed. Christopher also took some time to offer advice for aspiring authors who entered into the contest, as well as those of you who are aspiring authors and did not have a chance to enter into the contest. Excerpts from the newsletter can be viewed if you continue reading!

On Writing and Aspiring Authors:

“I would like to acknowledge the aspiring authors who submitted entries. I wish I could speak to each of you in person, or better yet create a roundtable of aspiring writers, where we could sit together and discuss your projects and find ways to improve your skills.

In short, read widely and pay attention to how authors craft their sentences, paragraphs, and chapters. You can learn a lot about the craft of writing by taking the time to study the books around you. Write consistently, then read your work aloud. You’ll be surprised how many awkward phrases and grammatical mistakes you’ll discover with this technique. And read a few books on grammar, how to craft a story, and how the publishing industry works. Finally, find a local mentor: author, English teacher, journalist, writers group, etc., who can help edit your work. Your local librarian may be able refer you to such a person or group.”

And finally, more updates that we’ve all been looking forward to…

On Book 4 – Progress and Sneaky Hints:

“Book Four is still in progress. As usual, each plot point seems to expand as I write it, but I think when you read it you’ll agree that the story was worth the wait. I just finished a scene that included a stone table, a brazier filled with glowing coals, a man with impeccably groomed fingernails, and a black cloak.

Thank you for your patience as I finish this manuscript. I think of you often as I pen this tale.”

Who do you think Christopher is referring to in his hints at Book 4? Let us know in the comments!

  • Eve

    he’s totally talking about sloan because when eragon was trying to figure out what to do with him in brisingr, he said that he usually had impeccably groomed finger nails. I think he just wrote a scene where sloan got his vision back.

  • Bradleyelectric19

    I think he refering to Gallobetorex making Mutaghs his own blade or forging another type of weapon.

  • Guest

    I think Christopher’s books are really great, and as I just got the first one at christmas, and finished the last on in February, I don’t mind waiting for the fourth to come out. I was wondering if Brom’s dragon, Saphira, went into her eldunari… The black cloak is probably Galbatorixalthough I am not sure about the others. I think the next dragon rider will either be: Arya, Eragons cousin, Angela, or someone who is in the next book.

  • cal

    rock of kuthian any 1 remember the banishing of names from book 3? kuthian cud be a forsworns dragon tht hid the heart of hearts to HELP the dragons as he was sorry 4 wat he did

    • Joemcernig

      not possible…….no dragon of the forsworn can be named at all…..it was part of the magic that mad them become unintelligent and animalistic….

  • Amy

    everybody keeps forgetting how much DETAIL and content is in this book inculuding several fictional languages and a shitload of new characters and new plot developments…. this book has the potential to take 5 years to finish if its gonna be anywhere near up to par. and i know it will be. i will be very suprised if hes finished in the next couple years. i do hope theres more than one book left tho….i cant stop reading them and ill probably go into a very depressed withdrawal when he finally finishes the story… TAKE YOUR TIME CHRIS!!! dont listen to all these impatient people… they dont understand that quality takes time and if you were to rush the book theyd complain about a bunch of missing facts and plots. the way i figure it, the longer the book takes the better it will be so ill be here reading one two and three over and over again for as long as it takes ๐Ÿ™‚ lol and i hope you have a blast writing the books…. i ALSO was wondering if you have a guide to the languages of alagaesia ๐Ÿ™‚ that would be very useful ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Btetterton

    I think he’s giving us clues and hints because he realizes that he’s taking far too long to complete this story.

  • Jj_wog

    the guy with the cloak and long nails is probably galbatorix.
    i mean apparently he’s been working on some project foe ages. so that might explain the ungroomed apperence.

  • Jj_wog

    its called the vault of souls, it probably has a vault full of souls, so he’ll probably be able to talk with oromis, brom, vrael and all the dead riders.
    if not that it’s probably a secret store of eldunari.

  • dryingfire

    guys, seriously stop saying you’ve waited too long for the next book. I bet half of you couldn’t write a 10 page book and make it good, give the guy a break. The plots difficult, hes doing his best.

    • Danidevil6

      I have done a 4 page book and its Amazing got a B+ for it ;p

    • Anthony13240

      its true most people cant write anything past a few pages and actually make it good.. it takes talent and thats what chris has ; )

  • Alex-mechanic

    I dont care what he is hinting about I want the damn book already I mean seriously I think most fans just want another book if he cant wrap up the story in this one lets have a 5 book series im ok with that

  • LittleOne

    maybe the vault of souls has a store of Eldunari. it says when your power is insufficient so maybe it will give him more power.

  • Alow7080

    i think the vault of souls is a store of the dragons hearts of hearts put some where on vroenguard by one of forsworns dragons as arya stated in book 3 you will forget the names of the forsworns dragons bevause of the banishing of names

  • Snappyk

    I’m guessing that stone thing is The vault of souls. I figure it would be either on the island the riders used to live or somewhere in the dwarf mountains

  • Sam

    grab a recently printed copy of Brisingr and look in the back….Chapter 4 from book 4 is there! I found a paperback copy at wal-mart….

  • Kris

    I’m not sure which is more surprising; that this book STILL has no release date, title, or cover, or that so many people are still waiting patiently. Good job.

    • Ine

      There IS a title to the book, CP has had it since the end of book Brisingr.. And I do believe that CP got Palancar (the artist who has painted the 3 other covers) made the 4th cover.. And that the reason to why he hasn’t released them or let us fans see them is because he won’t relieve too much of what’s going to happen in the book.. Don’t you agree that holding back such information only makes you so much curious and want it more? But I can’t say that I don’t side with you, cause truth is that I really can’t wait until the book is released! And I wanted the book yesterday, but I know in my heart that the longer CP uses to write this book, the better it gets.. And I’m sure that that’s the reason other fans as you call “still waiting patiently”.. And since you’re here and whining about this, I’m sure that you’re at least as exited as the rest of us on the 4th book:)

  • Darthmegatron69

    i believe Arya should be the dragon rider that will reide the last dragon in Galbatorix’s rule
    Galbatorix could be the one with the black cloak and if Arya is the rider then that would mean she would need a riders blade so she would need to go to the elven blacksmith Runon to have one made but when it comes to the stone tablet and the man with impeccably groomed fingernails i have no clue

    • Jeffbeth

      roran should be the new dragon rider because he is related to eragon

  • Myself

    A SACRIFICE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t care, I’m tired of waiting.

    • Mjb0798

      instant gratification…..you cant wait for anything you have to have it NOW!!! waiting builds anticapation

      • Alex-mechanic

        Yes waiting a year for the next book would have been great but its been almost three and not even a its gonna be out next fall just well im writing it I mean come on

  • Thomas_ellenwood

    I really want Book 4 but I’m tire of hints, it has been a few years since the last one. I have never waited this long for the series. If its to much create a book 5 and wrap up book 4 because he is going to start losing fans

    • Lizn1003

      you have a point

    • Me

      true fans wont just give up on waiting. ive been waiting patiently this whole time

      • Alex-mechanic

        Yeah we all are waiting but its too the point where I wonder if he can he write the story anymore 2 1/2 years is ridiculous to not have at least a title for the book

    • Disallusioned

      I used to be a much more devoted fan, but with little happening for so long, I’ve slowly lost a lot of interest. I’ll definitely be picking it up right when it comes out, of course, but I expect to have forgotten much of what has already happened by that point. And I don’t know if I’ll have time or desire to reread everything first. Chris needs to get it out.

    • doh

      completely agree, enjoyed the first 3 books but this waiting time is really killing off the interest. wouldn’t mind a series continuation even if the script is too long for one book. even geniuses make mistakes.

      • Amy

        how could you call yourself a fan and then just give up because the book is taking too long.. how about YOU try writing a book as good as his books and see how long it takes..

  • Dennis

    I was reading Eragon for the million-th time and when he is in Dras-Leona in the cathedral he mentions something about the Altar being a plain stone slab…I wonder if this is similar or in fact the same one.

  • Dariya

    Noooooo it’s totally Christopher Paolini himself!!!

  • Kevinbjelland1

    galbatorix in a scene with shruikan or maybe even another shade and paolini SAID that he already had some done before book three was released whether or not he wants to admit it and book four should come out in like september

  • Machine_killer

    Just to confirm, groomed fingernails are clean and neatly trimmed, Voldemort’s were long and claw-like. The world of the Inheritance cycle doesn’t work like Marvel comics with endless cross-over possibilities you know. Not saying a cross-over isn’t possible, just not one involving Harry Potter. I am however pretty sure that the lethrblaka and the flying mounts of the Nazgul are probably the same species though.

  • Corynrocks

    Black cloak? Omg, it’s a Sith! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Corynrocks

    Black cloak? Omg, it’s a Sith! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • chris should hurry and finih the book before 2012 when the world ends. just saying.

    • Lizn1003

      really!? do u SERIOUSLY believe that junk !?

  • Do you actually write?

    This douchebag has time to write 23,000 hints and teasers, visit comicon, answer 8 million fan questions, contemplate ideas for new books, promote a book about his book, and eat a giant bowl of honeycombs in his fruit of the looms. Meanwhile we don’t even know the title of this 4th book or when it will be coming out. Now we’re hearing crazy tidbits of random information that sounds like something right out of Harry Potter. DUDE, SHUT UP & WRITE THE BOOK ALREADY, please and thank you, you jerkoff! Sincerely, Cathy Bates in Misery.

  • jackson

    hey faggot nobody wants your hints just get the book out already

    • Kaylalynn 10

      Um… wow. watch your language.

  • camroxelf

    galbatorix

  • ImthaonewhothinksCPisslacking

    Ey wtf haven`t CP brougth us the book yet? i mean that even writing a book itself i a big project wich could take ages.. but this is to much… im thinking of quiting beeing a fan, cuz waiting… he’s spending time thinking of possibilities of an new book after 4th..! he should focus on the 4th book. ONLY! im guessing that he would be finished in 2 -3 months from now.

  • Amy

    what/who d’you think angela is? anybody? just brainstorming ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dennis

      I think she used to be a rider…she can use magic and I think the dragon knuckle bones are from her dragon

      • Vanaques

        Doubt any rider would carry around knuckel bones of his own dragon, would be weird to carry around a bodypart of someone you were as close to as a rider and his/her dragon.

        Second, Oromis metions he’s heard of her and that she once visited the elf’s under a different name. It would stand to reason that if she had been a rider he would have given a little more information. Any information at all, even if he couldn’t mention she was a rider.

        She is something special though, a werecat as a companion, always around when something happens, not ageing…

        • Lizn1003

          Hmmmmmm……….

          • Mjb0798

            but wouldnt she have the gedwey ignasia? im pretty sure eragon would have seen it by now

      • Hilbily_delux38

        no seriously u gotta think there wear a bunch of dragons killed she cud have gotten them from anywhere and u dont have to be a dragon rider to use magic and she uses plants more than magic look at the twins

    • Lizn1003

      dude, good question.

      • Mjb0798

        that is obviously a girl

    • Let’s examine the details we know about her.

      1) She has managed to capture the attention of a werecat
      2) she conned a dwarf out of his sacred/special berdysh-like weapon
      3) she has extensive knowledge about plants and magic, and often both coincide (druidic magic?)
      4) She had a relationship of sorts with the crazy man searching for something. Its’ been about 2 years since I last read the third book, I can’t remember if she was his pupil or not…
      5) she also seems to be able to travel quite rapidly, as seen in book one. But, as we do not know how long it took Eragon and Murtagh to get Arya, it could well have been a regular transit time.
      6) she managed to hide herself away from the Twins and enter the Vardens’ and Dwarves’ stronghold unseen
      7) She is quite possibly more powerful than the twins combined, seeing how they were afraid of her, according to her in book one.

      Looking at all this (And more) one could assume that she possibly could:

      a) Be an ex-Rider
      b) Be an elf-human hybrid (it is theoretically possible, right?)
      c) Be some sort of dragonspawn/ dragon hybrid (other mythos/fiction often have shapeshifting dragon hybrids, although this conclusion is highly unlikely, in my humble opinion)
      d) Be some other race previously unknown/undiscovered by the other races of Alagaesia
      e) Be the last – or even a sentinel or guardian set to protect Alagaesia, or some such – “Old One” or whatever they are called, the race that bound magic to their tongue
      f) Be a werecat herself
      g) Be just a regular person who just happens to be extremely interesting.

      These are just my thoughts. I generally don’t “What if?” while I’m reading a book, or even after I do so, as I find it can blunt the surprise when I find out the “truth” in later bits of the story, as one often thinks up grandiose things that “ought to be like this-and-this”, but as the book is still at least a year or so out, I’ll forget all my predictions by then and still be pleasantly surprised when we find that Angela is actually a female Deadpool… I mean, what?

      Still, it would be funny if she randomly said something like, “Yes, Eragon… We covered that bit in Book One, Chapter 14, Paragraph 15. The readers already know what you did there, get on with it already!”

      Honestly, though… If he is still writing book four, and it /is/ almost 3 years after the release date (Which means more than 3 years since he decided to split book 3 into two books and turn the Trilogy into a cycle), I would either split the book again and release it to the hounds, or send in a taskmaster with a whip! >;P Just kidding!

      I do have to agree with several of the opinions above. Firstly, I think that the wait will create a nice air of apprehension when the book finally arrives in my eager hands, ready to be devoured… But, as someone above has already stated (in less eloquent speech) my hunger will not be sated by rereading the series OR reading other works as the Almanac. I also am miffed (understatement) that the series is not yet complete, as other series that had started around the same time have already been completed, “The Keys to the Kingdom” written by Garth Nix, for example, are a tad smaller in the length and width, but are all at more than 250 pages or so, have seven books in the series, are extremely well-written, and have been finished for at least 6 months. This makes one wonder if Paolini is lazy or even writing still? If both are untrue, then the book better be a smashing good read for all the waiting!

      My interest in the series has depleted, and will not be restored until such time as book fours’ release date is announced, at which time I shall reread the entire series, timing it so that I will have finished the third book the day before the fourth enters my domain. For now, I interest myself with the amazing authors employed by The Black Library that are currently knee-deep in “The Horus Heresy”. For The Emperor!

      –Bladebaka

  • Mchl_Andrew

    Another Tuesday I was hopeful for an exciting news announcement! I still wait patiently though..

  • Tenga

    galbatorix go die ยฌ_ยฌ

  • Sundavar Unin Adurna

    I am thinking this is some kind of ritual scene. It seems the brazier must be significant somehow, as it seems like most of the knowledgeable races use flameless lanterns for illumination. Also, a stone table seems dwarfish, possibly the dwarf council table where they chose Orick as king? Manicure man sounds like Sloan or Galby, I can’t see Murtagh as being so pampered/neat. Black cloak could mean anything, but I am inclined to think of the Black Hand…

    • shurtugal

      the black hand was eragons mother and they know for a fact that she died

  • Sundavar Unin Adurna

    I am thinking this is some kind of ritual scene. It seems the brazier must be significant somehow, as it seems like most of the knowledgeable races use flameless lanterns for illumination. Also, a stone table seems dwarfish, possibly the dwarf council table where they chose Orick as king? Manicure man sounds like Sloan or Galby, I can’t see Murtagh as being so pampered/neat. Black cloak could mean anything, but I am inclined to think of the Black Hand…

  • DaJesus

    any more little “hints” and C.P is gonna have a fan based riot on his hands

  • Victoria

    I believe that he is probably referring to Galbatorix. Who else would wear a black cloak and use a stone table.

    • Vanaques

      Well I usually wear my black cloak when I sit at my stone table…
      My nails aren’t groomed though… so that means it’s not me ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Lizn1003

        lol

  • Shurtugal28

    So, I was just wondering where the newsletter was. Not sure if I need to go to a specific place on the site. Mike, I saw your reply to the first person who asked, but the people who asked after that got no response. (I may be wrong. 700 + comments are a lot to sort through!) Anyway, I’m not complaining. Trust me. I don’t care how long it takes for the CP to be done. or how slow news is now. I know that in the end the 4th book will be amazing!!!

    Also, this may be a little long-winded, but while I’m here… I don’t understand the people who are talking about CP losing fans due to the length of time it’s taking in relation to the “target age group.” I’m 23 years old. Older than most here. (I know, not by that much!) Still, I didn’t read Eragon until I was 18. The story still captivates me because, regardless of age, we can all relate to the struggles and triumphs of every character in this series. You don’t need to be a certain age to experience and relate to the emotions that CP conveys through each character.

    My final note will be to those who (rightly so) are sooooo impatient. A quote from Eldest, where Oromis is asking Eragon what an individuals most important mental tool is.

    “The answer is logic. Or, to put it another way, the ability to reason analytically. Applied properly, it can overcome any lack of wisdom, which one only gains through age and experience.”

    Please people!!! Do like Oromis. We don’t expect you to be wise and all knowing, but please use your brain before posting!!!

    • Ilikeankles

      its too bad ur a total nerd that is 23 and reads these books…otherwise i might have respected you

  • Guest

    I think this scene might be about Sloan in Ellesmera, after finally seeing the error of his ways. In one of the books he makes a point of commenting on the state of his fingernails, so this may be a hint.

  • Ben

    A black cloak and well groomed fingernails? Maybe Galby

  • Buddy

    I think that since the first spell Eragon ever used was brisinger and since it keeps appearing that Galbatorix will be killed with brisinger in an interesting way.

  • Juken978

    Dear Mr. Paolini,
    If u are reading these posts I hope u are not insulted by all of the children that actually try to break down your books just to try to find something wrong with them rather then someone like me who breaks down a book to understand it better and enjoy it more. Or by the children who insult your book by trying to be funny like making stupid jokes about marshmallows or saying how they would bend the rules in the book, because its not funny and again i hope you don’t pay them any heed. I have read the first three books of this series I kid you not about a hundred times a piece and I love them all I still read them and each time I do I pick up something new i didn’t catch last time that just opens up the story more and makes it that much better. I know that you know what you are doing and I hope you take as much time as you need to finish the book to wrap up the series because I know that when you do it will just be that much more amazing to read, and without a doubt I will probably read it about a hundred times as well just to try to find everything and anything in the story that other people just skim over then complain about it not making since or contradicting something earlier that they just don’t understand.
    Forever an Inheritance fan,
    Jeffrey M.

    • shurtugal

      i agree man there are so many small witicisms and references to other movies and books it will be like WOW (which i have never played but have friends that do) there will be endless things to find in the series

  • josh

    A shade that is at the vault of souls who will help eragon

    • josh

      Well let me be more specific perhaps someone who found and eldunari and got possessed by the dragon like a shade and since it is the dragon has a vast amount of power and this new character was waiting for someone to find him and then allow him to show that character (eragon) the secret to defeating galbatroix or maybe a great powerful secret of dark magic that will allow eragon to either kill or free thorn and murtagh and kill galbatroix since dragons are from time itself. or maybe even the fabled gray folk that christopher briefly writes about man that would be a twist the most powerful being in Alagaesia being there to help eragon over throw galby tyranny! haha lemme know what you think

      • Darthmegatrom69

        i think maybe saphira couldve somehow absorbed gladr’s eldunari and gotten stronger

        • MTSWOY

          no, just no

          • Lizn1003

            :/

  • EragonAddict

    probably Galbatorix.

  • Adurna

    As much as I love the fact that you give little ‘hints’ like this… it really would be lovely to know when this book is going to be finished. You already had some of it written when Brisingr came out so…. don’t leave us in agony any longer PLEASE!!! Just saying, hurry up and we’ll love you forever.

  • Adurna

    As much as I love the fact that you give little ‘hints’ like this… it really would be lovely to know when this book is going to be finished. You already had some of it written when Brisingr came out so…. don’t leave us in agony any longer PLEASE!!! Just saying, hurry up and we’ll love you forever.

    • Samantha

      Not ‘yelling’ at you or anything, but just saying this for … information for you. Christopher might not know when he will finsih the book. What if he said a date it would be out and he wasn’t finished with it? How would you feel about that? Or if he was trying to get it done in the time and the end wasn’t what he’d hoped it to be. Writing a book takes time, I know the feeling. I’m working on one right now, and to be honest i have no clue when I’ll be finsih. So you can’t really be annoyed by it or anything. Christopher just needs time to finsih it before he can release the date.

      • Luke

        i agree that a book does take time to write however when looking at the timeframe that he has had to finish writing a book that he had almost been half done … it seems to be a little unfair and Christopher is extremely lucky that he is a fantastic writer and that although it takes so long for his books to come out they are enticing enough to keep this fanbase for this long.

        all in all please hurry up, i don’t know how much longer we can wait.

        • Truelydeneith

          I agree. Professional writers give themselves deadlines. Instead of drooling for the next book; I feel like it’s been reduced an annoying itch to wait for the resolution.

        • Anonymous

          Im going to save Mike the trouble of posting a reply to this that he has posted many times before. Paolini didnt have book 4 written at all. He got to Brisingr and realized he had too much story left.

        • Anonymous

          Im going to save Mike the trouble of posting a reply to this that he has posted many times before. Paolini didnt have book 4 written at all. He got to Brisingr and realized he had too much story left.

          • MrKnowItAll

            I feel i must say, that Paolini did say he had about 100 pages from book 3 he was putting in book 4, but i cannot say weather these pages where finished, typed etc

      • Luke

        i agree that a book does take time to write however when looking at the timeframe that he has had to finish writing a book that he had almost been half done … it seems to be a little unfair and Christopher is extremely lucky that he is a fantastic writer and that although it takes so long for his books to come out they are enticing enough to keep this fanbase for this long.

        all in all please hurry up, i don’t know how much longer we can wait.

      • Jackson

        hey samantha your a faggot and should shut the hell up. nobody care about you shitty ass book that will never get published

        • Ebrithl

          Hey no trash talk keep it clean

        • Corynrocks

          If your just going to complain and trash-talk people, you can stop getting on Shur’tugal.

  • Bowlerkelly

    the man with impeccably groomed fingernails is oromis

    • Oromis would never wear black and besides he’s dead. It would be too cheesy to bring him back

  • Jshanik

    just for the record the last book the title was released on 1/14 and the book came out sept. if we dont have the title yet does that mean the book will not be out this year?

  • Mack_zorro

    common guys it darth vader due, black cape, hello

  • Sqwints

    I’m not even sure what the story is about anymore…it’s been too long. Good bye Eragon.

  • Rand ‘al Thor

    It is Sloan in Ellesmera teaching the remaining elves what they are missing by grilling up some of the local game, and converting them meat eaters.

  • SMILEY

    haha lol its obviously me in disguise with my manicure. = )

  • Nick_Beltman

    One day i got really bored, and decided to read a book once again. I drove to the local bookstore and the first book I saw was eragon. By then I had seen the movie, the movie itself was pretty terrible to be honest. But while watching the movie I saw a great storyline that just wasn’t pictured right. I had not read a book in years, but when I got my hands on eragon I just couldn’t stop, I read it on the train, during class, and till deep in the night. After eragon I bought eldest and brisingr right away. Within a week I had read all three books. I really want to read book 4, have been waiting for about 2 years now. I check shurtugal every week and man! I hope it’s gonna be good.

  • Ty

    i think its has something to do with the dwarves but past that im not sure, i heard there may be a new dragon rider so perhaps it has to do with that.

  • Guest

    The man with impeccably groomed fingernails might not necessarly be evil he could be one of the good guys

  • Smaugpodge

    funny how those are the things that stuck out in the scene. maybe it was a sex scene. eragon finally got with arya on the stone table and had a fireside bang. hes the man whose well groomed cuz he wanted to impress her. and obviously the black cloak is their blanket

  • Anonymous

    since lot of “wild” theories r being thought out…how about this………Tenga is Galby’s Dad!!???????

    • Dwarfman

      This is actually very possible, because nobody knows much about Galbys past, or his family.

  • Smaugpodge

    i think its a code…if you take the fourth letter of every word you get “backwards” so it means that everything he wrote is the opposite. he must have just started a scene that doesn’t have a stone table, the brazier hasn’t been used in ages, and the man is actually shruiken grooming himself. its obvious. you guys don’t know how to read

    • Corynrocks

      Wow, just, wow…

  • TeamArya

    and Mr/Ms eragon+arya=awesomeness, your criticism might be more effective if your spelling wasn’t so bad that we couldn’t read it

  • TeamArya

    and Mr/Ms eragon+arya=awesomeness, your criticism might be more effective if your spelling wasn’t so bad that we couldn’t read it

  • TeamArya

    you know what would be great! If in the final epic battle between eragon and galbatorix, when they both have swords at each others neck, a magestic unicorn stabs galbatorix from behind! then the unicorn morphs into a human that has been secretly watching thier every move! he is crowned king while the citizens of alagasia live in peace and prosperity and it rains ice cream! and uhh… the other characters do stuff too…

  • A_vamps_place

    When does the fourth book come out.. this waiting takes too long.. if he ever writes more books after this one i am not getting them.. takes to f*cking long..

    • Corynrocks

      I find you lack of faith disturbing.

      • Matt

        if its not out this year then Jesus f*cking Christ…
        i think that would finish him off, eragon is good,but not prepared to wait this long.
        most authors like Trudi canavan, Brandon Sanderson get out a yearly book which is pretty good.

        its a race against time, will cp ever release the book before he loses all his fans

  • Carrot

    Our well manicured friend couldn’t by any chance be Galbatorix could he?

  • Lizette6695

    its galbatorix himself….

  • Paul Woo

    My favourite theory so far is that CP is Mike Macauley’s secret alter ego!

  • untold

    the glowing coals are probably eldunari. After that, no idea.

  • untold

    the glowing coals are probably eldunari. After that, no idea.

  • Anonymous

    I love when CP does this;drops ranom hints about book 4! Its like he wants us to freak out and out and give these wild ideas. I bet he reads this and laughs at all the sily things we say. I know people are giving him a hard time about the book taking so long to come out but I think its making it more fun…like the wrapping paper of a gift!

    • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

      Same here

    • I bet he gets all his ideas from us. Drop a quote in and see what storyline we come up with

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    i hope the german amazon wasn’t lying it says the same date on the german random house

    • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

      German Amazon?

      • Son1ofsnoh8r

        – sigh – its the amazon for the people on the other half of the world

        • Corynrocks

          lol, I didn’t know that there was a separate Amazon for Germany. I guess it makes sense though.. just think how overwhelmed they’d be if they had to cover the whole planet! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’ve confirmed that that release date is inaccurate. No accurate release date has been released yet. That date was likely a placeholder by Random House in Germany. Again, not accurate.

  • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

    Groomed fingernails’s black cloak? Sounds likem my sister, or maby it’s galby, and some one’s tryin to burn his face OFF, then their gunna cool it down putting his face on a cold rpund tale!!

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    i figured out the release date on the german amazon it says for the eragon book 4 release date over there is november 8 2011 and since translations take 4 months usually that means we will get it in july something 2011 great start counting down folks we have 5 bleeding more months of this agonizing torture till we can finally get our claws around a great masterpiece it also does not give the title nor does it show the green dragon on the site yet

    • Anonymous

      hmmm…Im kinda skeptical. This seems awfully sketchy, even though the time frame of a late summer release date maes sense. Perhaps Random House Germany has some different rules than the US. Obviously, this would be something that those with power should look into. Hint Hint Mike?

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t amazon do the same thing for Harry Potter, presale the book before the release date, cover, and title were even given? I looked on amazon.com(english) and I didnt find the a presale. I did find it on german amazon though. It’s for the german translation of the book. Mike you might want to take a look at this presale. Just like bookwormgrl05 said it seems sketchy. I know that there is a good chance that it a fake, but it would be cool if it was real though. We just have to wait till Random House announces it.

    • I’ve confirmed that the release date on the German website is inaccurate. No accurate release date has been released at this time.

  • Keithb

    They die of old age because it is taking years to get the book written.

    • SMILEY

      it usually does take years to write,edit and publish a book. id be pretty concerned if they die of old age in only 3 years

  • Lucifer

    if we could be in Alagaesia i’d bring a sniper rifle and my motor bike

    • SMLEY

      id probably bring a bomb and nuke galby. =) lol

      • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

        Good Idea!

        • SMILEY

          haha thanx. iv e got a whole stah of ideas around her somewhere…=) lol

    • Aladora

      I’d bring a flamethrower, some myth-busters, old war cannons (Make dragon-like roars and such but the old ones did not do much destruction. Just cost some Galby troops some new underwear.), a tank, a jet (>:D), someone to fly the jet, Christopher Paolini (GENIUS!), and some nuclear bombs.

  • SMILEY

    WHAT DO YOU THINK MIKE?

  • ttop

    what about that one guy who lives over by dras-leona?? the cookoo old hermit guy that eragon just happens to come across?? hes got to be important

    • SMILEY

      do you mean tenga?

      • Tenga’s a good guess he must somehow be important in the story

  • E_zrox

    Galbatorix!

  • SMILEY

    when i come on this site and read the comments, i think its so great to see so many people inspired by paolini. i have seen so many comments saying that CP has insired people to write their own novel, i myself would like to write one day too… =)

  • Willgall19

    re-read the part where it describes sloan in eragon… something about meticulously groomed fingernails if memory serves me right. if anyone else has already said this, im sorry, i just havn’t read all the comments yet.

  • frank

    Yo Paolini, youre such a tease, will you just write this book already? or at least tell us when it will be out??

  • Jumpergirl2056

    i dont think the man with the fancy fingernails is wearing the black cloak. CP put a comma in there, like they were two separate objects. maybe the man with the impeccably groomed fingernails is examining the black cloak? who knows maybe it has some special property.

    • SMILEY

      yeah, now that i look over it your right…good eyes. who knows what its about. no matter how much we guess they are most probably not going to tell us what the scene is about. haha i suppose that i am content to wait and read the book. =p

    • SMILEY

      hey…wasnt eragon given a black cloak on the way to ellesmera the first time to cover up his ears? maybe he while he was travelling he might have been wearing it and he got caught and this guy with the manicure is looking at it??? it probably a really far off guess but i might aswell voice my opinion

      • Jumpergirl2056

        thats a good idea. im not sure if it was black or not but your theory could definitely work! im completely stumped on what the other man would want it for though…

        • SMILEY

          well… um it didnt say the guy was evil…or that he was in any way connected to him. he might not want it. for all we know it could have been on the ground and the person of interest in this chapter was perhaps glancing at it. it could have played a mere,minor role in the scene…

          • Jumpergirl2056

            true that

  • Corynrocks

    For all of you people who people who keep complaining about waiting, I have a few book (or series) suggestions. Reckless, by Cornelia Funke, The Warriors series, by Erin Hunter, and the Guardians of Ga’hoole series, by Kathryn Lasky.

  • Corynrocks

    For all of you people who people who keep complaining about waiting, I have a few book (or series) suggestions. Reckless, by Cornelia Funke, The Warriors series, by Erin Hunter, and the Guardians of Ga’hoole series, by Kathryn Lasky.

  • Anonymous

    CP said thay he will write some chapters from murtagh’s view….so I believe that is galby in his personal rooms in urubei WITH MURTAGH…..

  • Mikaela

    Wait…he’s using a PEN to write book 4?!?!?!?!?! No wonder it’s taking so long!!!

    • Willgall19

      hahaha i hope to god your being sarcastic.

    • Willgall19

      hahaha i hope to god your being sarcastic.

    • Corynrocks

      No, he’s probably not writing with a pen. When you “pen” something, it just means you write it; whether with pen, pencil or keyboard.

      • Anonymous

        actually I recall from some reading of interviews in the past theat Paolini does actually write in pen/pencil frequently and types the pages in later.

        • Corynrocks

          mmmmm. Oh well, I have better things to do than sit at the computer all day and read interviews. (I’m not saying that’s what you do.) So I can’t be expected to know every little detail. It’s just that most authors type their books. But, Cp isn’t most authors, sooo….. sorry :p

    • If you were being sarcastic that was v funny if not well… listen to corynrocks

  • Aladora

    Dear Christopher Paolini, Even though you will most likely NEVER read this…

    Your books and characters are amazing. I don’t care what anyone else says, for to see the true phenomenal aspects of your books with only a glance at the cover is impossible. My favorite characters in the books are Oromis and Glaedr. I wish I would have won your contest, but it is just that. A wish. But, I’m sure, I’ll find out a way to meet you someday. Perhaps even as two writers discussing their books!

    I’m improving every day. Truly what has helped was Role Playing as a wolf with my amusing character Silver Moonlight in an online Role Play pack. But I’ve moved to other sites as well, a Camp Half-Blood pack where I made a off topic Role Play called ‘In the lands of Loivissa’. So far, in RolePlaying my elven character, I’ve managed to explain the beauty of Du Weldenvarden and the animals inside decently. Not as good as you, but of course no one can hope to compare if they have not created it themselves. Currently, I’m not sure what I’m writing, but with moving and all the excitement currently I’m sure to come up with something. Something with horses, that is for sure. I’ve always admired the idea of Unicorns and Pegasus, mostly together as a winged horse with a long spiraling horn. Not just that, of course, but with each sketch I make as I daydream the mechanics of my own original breed of fantasy become more detailed and interesting.

    One more thing that I find amusing, I’ve just begun to think about making my own series, and i’m 13.

    • Frederikke Vejen

      That’s not amusing at all – that is great ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m allmost done writting my very first novel, and I started it when I was only 13. When I’m done editing I’m going to start on a series ๐Ÿ™‚ And who knows – maybe it will be published…
      Never underestimate the power of dreams ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Laurelleaf9

        I’m with all the teen authors. I’m writing my own series. You can see the prologe on Inkpop.com.

    • SMILEY

      i think thats great. im 12 going 13 this year and i would also love to write my own series one day too. i love reading so much that i think that it would be a great idea to write book for others to read also. =)

  • Sasaki

    This could definitely be the mysterious person who supposedly captures eragon as hinted in one of CP’s interviews! The coals and brazier
    Are used for maybe a brand and torture while the cape is that of the person. The table
    Might be what eragon is laying on maybe… Just a theory!

  • OromistheWise

    Frankly I think we are overdoing with the theorizing. A man with impeccably groomed fingernails could just be some noble that they are either fighting against or with. Most of these hints may just be small details and nothing else and probably do not have the significance everybody thinks it has.

    • Theorizing makes waits fun. I remember the Harry Potter days where even the smallest most insignificant details in the Harry Potter books were debated for weeks on end. It’s the fun that counts.

  • SMILEY

    Im thinking right now that the guy with manicured nails is a shade. what does evry 1 else think??

    • Willgall19

      read the part in eragon where it describes sloan…

      • SMILEY

        yeah thats true but i cant help but think of a shade…. didnt cp say that shades would b more thoroughly explored? =)

  • SMILEY

    oh, as for the man in black, i agree that it is possibly morzan speaking to eragon in the vault of souls.

    • Willgall19

      read the part in eragon where it describes sloan…

  • SMILEY

    i am only twelve yrs old and i owned my first copy of eragon when i was 11. since then i must of read the inheritance cycle 11 times over. my favourite book would have to be brisingr of the series so far. the inheritance cycle is a great way to entertain myself and i love it. i just have to say to all the people out there being unfair to cp , to stop being so unfair to him. he can write at his own pace and the book will come out whenever it comes out. you cant fairly expect cp to work on his book every second, minute, hour of every day til its finished! just wait and enjoy the book when it comes out.

    • Corynrocks

      I rented Eragon from a library when I was 10. I read it in the two weeks the library gives you to read the book.(Which is pretty impressive for a 10 year old, I think.) I love The Inheritance Cycle, and I’m almost done with Brisingr for the third time. (It probably would’ve been about the tenth time, but I have a couple other series I’m reading so..) Anywho, I agree with you. And those of you who have given up on CP are goin to miss out on a heck of a book! :),

      • Corynrocks

        That comma at the end isn’t supposed to be there!

      • SMILEY

        yeah, i totally agree with you too. i can be a pretty quickreader when i am reading a good book. eragon would have to be one of the best books i have ever read. you can imagine i got quite engrossed in it, and even though i didnt realise how quickly i was reading, when i finished i was amazed that i had read a 500 page book in only 6 days. haha i was not the only onethat was amazed! =)

        • Corynrocks

          lol, I read until almost 4 in the morning one night. I’m home schooled so I don’t have to wake up early, my mom came in my room and woke me up the next morning, I looked at her and said, “Good morning!”. She said,”Good morning. Even though it’s 12.”. I was like o_O

          • SMILEY

            when you say you can sleep in, i wish i was home schooled!!! haha lol god you must have fun at school.

          • Corynrocks

            Actually, I don’t have much fun at school. My brother whines about everything and it’s really annoying. But, at least I don’t have to be around people all day. I’m not a people person…

          • Aladora

            I’m home schooled too! I love sleeping in! And my little brother is annoying, too. I do the K12 curriculum. :]

      • SMILEY

        yeah i also like to read other books. some of my favourite series are artemis fowl, skulduggery pleasant, the tapestry and maybe…maybe the 39 clues

  • Rider of Fangs (forgive me)

    Not to be a flamer here, but something seems suspicious about a ‘stone table.’ I hope it’s not from C.S. Lewis. I just hope his writing’s improved these past years. Don’t get me wrong, I love his books, but his writing seems to e the same. You’d have to read it from an editor POV. Trust me, you’ll many mistakes in the books. Though, Paolini’s had four years (correct me if I’m wrong) to advance in his writing. And for those who are about to swear and curse my name, just hear me out. The books are fine, but in Brisingr, you have to MANY small details, it drags so much to lose my attention, and interest. It took me the regular 2 weeks to devour the book, with nothing really interseting at the end, since we all knew what the deaths were going to be. NO surprise, except for Arya swinging her arms around Eragon. (Loe that scene by the way!!) I could go on, but you should read the books over again, this time WITHOUT any addictoin or likeness of the books, but with the POV of an editor. I had to do this with my own book, and it was hard, especially when I worked hard on it. But, you know, live and learn. To every fan of Eragon I’m sorry for posting this. Heh, I’m even sorry to myself. As much as I love these books (trust me, I really do!) I have found certain flaws and mistakes. And do NOT pull out the “Oh, he was only fifteen years old” crap either. I’m fifteen, and my writing is pretty good. (Go to Booksie to see others’ work as well. It’s brilliant for posting your stories online!) Now, I know this post is flawed somehow, but I won’t take 1 hour to describe it all. But, I still have faith in Paolini. Happy Writing!!!

    Sayonara,

    Rider of Fangs

    Rokutenchi (booksie.com)

    (Funeral music playing)

    *fans raising pitchforks and torches. AAAAAGH!

    • Anonymous

      your entitled to your own opinion, but why would we read it from an editors point of view, we just read the books for entertainment, not to find every little mistake, that would take the fun and the magic out of reading the books.

    • Mchl_Andrew

      You go on about reading it from an editors POV, however your post is ridiculously grammatically incorrect, with an abundance of misspellings. You’re 15, and you have no grounds to claim your criticism is at all credible.

  • Sasaki

    I first read Eragon in fourth grade though back then I was uninterested. I came back to it years later in 7th and have been hooked ever since then. I already had a dusty copy of Eragon so I checked out the rest from the library! I’ve read and reread each book about 7 times, except Brisingr which I’ve 11 times. I check the shurtugal and eragon sight very week for a new interview or maybe some day if I’m lucky a release date. I just want CP to know that even if it ten more years, i will always be first in line! I can not wait till the book comes out! I’ll always be prepared for it!

  • Sasaki

    I first read Eragon in fourth grade though back then I was uninterested. I came back to it years later in 7th and have been hooked ever since then. I already had a dusty copy of Eragon so I checked out the rest from the library! I’ve read and reread each book about 7 times, except Brisingr which I’ve 11 times. I check the shurtugal and eragon sight very week for a new interview or maybe some day if I’m lucky a release date. I just want CP to know that even if it ten more years, i will always be first in line! I can not wait till the book comes out! I’ll always be prepared for it!

  • sundavarfyrn

    cmon guys lets be realistic… groomed fingernails+black cloak=lord voldemort duuh -__-

    • Frederikke Vejen

      why didn’t we see that ?! It’s all so clear now – He think Eragon is Harry Potter !

      • RiderO’TheStars

        And now let the conspiracy festivals begin!

      • that guy over there

        now Eragon and potter are completly diffrent characters potters a wizard Eragon’s a rider duhhhhhhh

    • Aladora

      But… Does he have a nose?

  • Sasaki

    I think that this mysterious character is either Galbatorix himself or a shade with their manicured fingernails. I don’t the coals Part maybe eragon is out on a mission by the fire or coals are used in a form of torture. I agree with most others that Galbatorix has invaded a dwarfish city and is sitting at the at a table

  • Dustinhunt

    Aight i have been waiting for this way to long. Read it in 7th grade and since then i have graduated 2 times went to parris island, trained to be a marine. Went through combat
    training my mos school, again graduated. Got married,bout to have a kid, got a house brand new car etc etc. And yet no book title release dates and hint that give me nothing but a uhhhhhhh look on my face. Die-hard fan since the first day it came out, but starting to gett more and more impatient. does anyone know if there is going to be a new movie the first one stunk but i would really like to see one that sticks to the book a lil better

  • awesomeness

    ikr! i really hate waiting!But at least the book is sure to be good

  • sooo long….

    Not sure but im getten really fucking tierd of waiting…

  • hey.Y O U

    idk, idc

    freakin’ tired of waiting ๐Ÿ™‚

  • descro

    This must be a meeting between certain comrades. A person with well manicured finger nails is probably the same man who has to do with the black cloak. The stone table is where they meet. And they are making something with the brazier.

  • Sere25jlm

    its obviously galbatorix and is there any kind of release date surrounding book 4 its been forever

  • SamuraiKilt?

    Its obvious who CP is referring to…….its Mike Macauley!

    • Nearly a spot-on description!

      • Willgall19

        out on your patio warming up around the brazier… with your Halloween cloak on, after you just got back from a manicure that your gf made you get.

    • Nearly a spot-on description!

    • SMILEY

      obviously lol

  • Chrisinepsom

    “I just finished a scene that included a stone table, a brazier filled with glowing coals, a man with impeccably groomed fingernails, and a black cloak”
    from reading all the comments i think that is RUNON in her forge with Sloan

    • Dennis

      I like this…although I have to ask the question why? Why would sloan be there with Rhunion? In the last book he didnt want comapny…and sloan was a butcher not a metal worker

      • Jdunnington

        Perhaps Sloan got tired of being alone. And maybe he thought that he needs to do something, to make it up to Katrina. So he asks Rhunion to make him a PLAIN sword. Maybe?

        • Dennis

          or maybe a set of wicked knives that wont cut the user…cuz hes blind and all

          • Strider

            hm that’s interesting, if that’s true we can assume that Sloan will play some part in the last book bigger than we thought cause Runon doesn’t just hang out with everyone

        • Willgall19

          he can never leave du weldenvarden again… so katrina is out the question. maybe he visits rhunon because he is a butcher, and they would both have an appreciation for knives.

    • Jumpergirl2056

      i can totally see them getting along! good theory.

  • redrath

    the length of the colloum proves the popularity of the books

  • sirsimon

    Patience friends.

    Thought I can’t help but think the book should be done soon. Maybe in a month or two, you can’t say you are seeing the end of the tunnel (the end) and yet still be writing over five months since.

    Also, Paolini continually mentions his plots expanding, I am all for plots, but he must draw a line on how far he wants to take each character, this is because Brisingr was split.

    If Paolini wants to pour everything out of his characters, I recommend the creation of a autobiography of Eragon.

  • Tweeter726

    Just finish the book already. He’s almost lost all my interest in his story

  • Anonymous

    yay book 4 hints

  • Mythmerritt

    I personally have little patience left in me for paolini…or sympathy. who heres read the secrets of the immortal nicholas flamel? He has the release date for every book in the series on his site WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 6 BOOKS HERE! each of them has 400-500 pages now lets do some math it has been almost three years since brisingrs release and Michael scott releases one of these books a year(not counting his other publications) thats 1200 PAGES PEOPLE. Paolini slow writer? maybe. Under pressure? Definetly. But I really think that after three years the book should not only be done but have a supplemental reading material!!!!!!!!!!either this book better be extremely long and juicy with over 1200 pages or it will be a big flop due to the publishing company. PLEASE FINISH ASAP

  • Mythmerritt

    I personally have little patience left in me for paolini…or sympathy. who heres read the secrets of the immortal nicholas flamel? He has the release date for every book in the series on his site WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 6 BOOKS HERE! each of them has 400-500 pages now lets do some math it has been almost three years since brisingrs release and Michael scott releases one of these books a year(not counting his other publications) thats 1200 PAGES PEOPLE. Paolini slow writer? maybe. Under pressure? Definetly. But I really think that after three years the book should not only be done but have a supplemental reading material!!!!!!!!!!either this book better be extremely long and juicy with over 1200 pages or it will be a big flop due to the publishing company. PLEASE FINISH ASAP

    • Anonymous

      You don’t quite have all your facts right, Michael Scott started writing the Flamel series in 1997; he had written all six books before the first one was published. Christopher is writing each book after one is published, so he has been working ten years on four larger books while as Michael Scott is going to take fifteen years to do 6 books.

      Also Michael Scott is an established writer with many years of experience whereas Christopher is a new writer and is still learning.

      I do love the Flamel series and look forward for the next one to come out in May as I am looking forward to book 4 which I think will be out this year. So a little patience and find other books to read; there are hundreds of book printed every month.

      • Dennis

        MASTERBROM: I agree with wut ur saying, HOWEVER Mythmeritt does have a point. The Nicholas Flamel books were written before the first one was published, and I think the publisher says “hey we can make more money if we do it this way” and thats why there is a year in between. MONEY!! It doesnt make sense to publish them all at once. SO thats strictly on the publishing comapny. It makes me think the same about Random house. How many times are they going to reprint this series to make more money? The deluxe edition of eldest and brisingr! I have like 4 copies of each book because they add little things to each one, deleted chapters and extra content and sneak peaks of the next book…its all about money!

        • What else would it be about? These are profit-driven companies who have to turn a profit in order to stay in business. Every business is about money and faulting them for that is silly.

          • Mr. Anonymous

            That should be obvious…

          • Dennis

            If not really faulting them for it but Im just saying that often times its the money that makes the decisions as to when informationbooks are released

          • Dennis

            If not really faulting them for it but Im just saying that often times its the money that makes the decisions as to when informationbooks are released

          • Bartholomew

            Well actually, Mike, there is a point where decency should overpower the want for more cash.

        • What else would it be about? These are profit-driven companies who have to turn a profit in order to stay in business. Every business is about money and faulting them for that is silly.

    • Unfortunately the issue with many of the complainers in the comments is that they have absolutely no idea of what they’re talking about. Please, I beg of the complainers, at least educate yourself before whining.

      • Willgall19

        well said mike… but ignorance begets more ignorance. so all the complainers are ignorant to the second power.

        • Aladora

          And then some. xD

      • Jdunnington

        He who speaks the truth… and couldn’t answer my questions. Although you are correct with this whiner. Oh and to the people. If you hate haters, then you r a hater

    • Unfortunately the issue with many of the complainers in the comments is that they have absolutely no idea of what they’re talking about. Please, I beg of the complainers, at least educate yourself before whining.

  • Mythmerritt

    I personally have little patience left in me for paolini…or sympathy. who heres read the secrets of the immortal nicholas flamel? He has the release date for every book in the series on his site WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 6 BOOKS HERE! each of them has 400-500 pages now lets do some math it has been almost three years since brisingrs release and Michael scott releases one of these books a year(not counting his other publications) thats 1200 PAGES PEOPLE. Paolini slow writer? maybe. Under pressure? Definetly. But I really think that after three years the book should not only be done but have a supplemental reading material!!!!!!!!!!either this book better be extremely long and juicy with over 1200 pages or it will be a big flop due to the publishing company. PLEASE FINISH ASAP

  • SAPHIRA

    AGHH THE WAIT IS KILLING ME! I FOUND BRISINGR FIRST IN A LIBRARY STARTED READING AND I REMEMBER THINKING WTF IS THIS? SILLY ME LATER I FOUND OUT OF THE OTHER TWO, BOUGHT THEM AND READ THEM, SINCE THEN IM RE READING THE THREE BECAUSE IF I MOVE ON TO ANOTHER BOOK IM ARAID I MIGHT FORGET SOME THINGS THAT COULD BE CRUCIAL IN THE FOURTH BOOK KNOWING CP IS A FAN OF DETAILS..

    THE GLOWING COAL REMINDS ME OF RUNON, JUST A THOGHT..

    • Aladora

      THERE IS THIS THING, IT’S TO THE LEFT OF THE LETTERS. IT’S CALLED CAPS LOCK. TURN IT OFF.

      Just saying, you don’t have to yell. ^_^

  • horse

    hey mike, got banned a while ago (and am sorry for what i wrote)and i wondered if you ever regained the privelege to post on the website (at a library right now)
    thanks for your time

  • horse

    hey mike, got banned a while ago (and am sorry for what i wrote)and i wondered if you ever regained the privelege to post on the website (at a library right now)
    thanks for your time

  • ajihadandvarden

    Im not afraid to take a stage,everybody come take my hand we ll walk tis’ road 2gether thru the storm watever weather cold or warm jus’ let u know that ur not alone holla if u feel youv’e been down the same road’. Thats wat eragon shud yell when he fights galby.=D

    • Aladora

      I can’t imagine Eragon saying ‘Holla’. I can imagine it about as much as Oromis saying it. xD

  • Kumutamos

    I think it might just be Morzan, possibly when Eragon visits the Vault of Souls, souls come and talk to him, and Morzan couldve been one of them, and the stone table and a brazier with glowing coals definately means some type of ritual,which would make sense if it was a scene in the Vault of Souls.Christopher is truly cunning, clever, and tricky, he knew people would automatically think it was Galbatorix…

  • Matt H05

    I reckon Kuthian was a dragon and this guy was his rider but Kuthian died and he was like millions of years old . . . like the oldest dragon and his eldunari is the “Rock of Kuthian” and the VoS is the riders super secret stash of eldunari and he lives in the place that the wild dragons used to live in

  • Fathima Faisal

    galbatorix .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Fathima Faisal

    galbatorix .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Clint

    I’ve been thinking about Galbatorix and it seems very odd that he hasn’t come out to fight yet, it doesn’t make any sense. I feel like he may be incapacitated in some way. Breaking that many eldunari is no easy task and its possible he could still be fighting them down, especially if he has as many as it sounds like he might. If this is the case then he may not have the capability to go out and fight. We haven’t heard a description of him in the books so for all we know he could just be a shadow of his former self. Or being as old as he is without having had a terribly long true contact with a dragon he may have aged over time but was in contact long enough to be spared death. This would make for a boring ending unless Murtag or someone else was secretly Galbatorix. Who knows maybe it is Angela and this is a story where everyone gets royally screwed. Sorry for the misspelling.

  • dark ark

    gee, I wonder who that can be? How about Sloan. He was always known for his impeccably groomed fingernails, and the man in the black coat, that is probably Roran. I mean it has too many repercussions not to bring it up. It seems as a good way to have them meet is in a dwarf city, AKA the stone table.

  • Abbie p.

    OK I’m re-reading the inheritance series for like the third time because i CAN NOT wait for the fourth book but every time i come to the chapter Insubordination and Roran tastes the dirt (which i would never try myself) how would u get all that from a handful of it pressing against your tongue? If anyone has the answer for me please tell because it stumps me every time! ty

    • Dwarfman

      I think that Roran can tell all this from the dirt because he grew up on a farm, so he knows what most of those things taste like.

      • Mr. Anonymous

        Or he’s a big weirdo! jk

        • Dwarfman

          Or he just eats dirt every night for dessert instead of cake! LOL!!!

          • Mr. Anonymous

            You’re right: Mudcakes!!!

  • Frogapoo

    Remember in narnia were aslan comes back on the stone table this might be broom coming back but probably not mabe eragon sees Sloan at the vault of souls because he nose what he is truly like Aw I can’t wait much longer for this book

  • Mandy James0717

    I have a question, i really loved the first movie and i don’t know if they made a sequel to that movie, can anybody answer!!!!!!!!!

    • Ferd F-teenthousand

      No, there was no sequel and as of right now, there do not appear to be any plans to make one.

    • Gomupo

      Well Mandy James, you are the only one.

      Both the fans and film critics found it to be shocking.

      I hope they reboot it with a prequel of some sorts. With a gritty and real edge to it.

      Then start the whole series from square one.

      That terrible movie set the franchise back a LONG way.

      Even though it had some real a-list actors, it was still poor. Shows you terrible the movie was eh?

      • Mr. Anonymous

        Well really the movie did get people to look at the books.

    • Emma_link

      The film was a real let down. It was all the little details they changed and they changed whole scenes. I saw the film first so I thought “WOW” but then I read the book and saw how rubbish it was.
      FYI- Arya’s hair is black and she has green eyes

      • Corynrocks

        Lol, and Eragon’s hair is brown.

  • Strider

    i ‘ve read all the comments and the theories are really interesting but allow me to expresss some arguements

    CP knows that funs would assume that the character is Galby or Sloan those are the 2 more obvious choices, on the other hand CP doesn’t want to reveal many things and ruin his work so i think we can reject those 2 choises, my guess is that it’s the new dragon rider who Galby has captured and know he tryes to make him/er serve him (Roan or Arya perhaps?)

    p.s. sorry for some grammar and dictation mistakes i steel learning the language ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jumpergirl2056

      well obviously that whole learning thing is working for you! (=

      • Strider

        thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Strider

        thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Strider

        thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brom

      I think that Roran will be the next Dragon Rider… How else can Eragon defeat Galbatorix If he doesn’t have Oromis by his side anymore. Galbatorix has already forced one of the 2 remaining riders to serve him. Also is Morzan, Eragon’s father, Eragon, and Murtagh, Eragon’s 1/2 brother, have all become dragon riders. Why ruin he chain now and deny Roran a chance to kick some ass? He’s already trying to learn to use magic, and with Eragon as a teacher, I have faith and believe that he will succeed.

      • Strider

        i know but again don’t u think he must keep a balance? i mean 4 dragon riders that are all humans? i think there must be at least one elve between them

      • snowfire307

        I think Arya might get a chance to be a rider, even though the dragon is male. Just look at eragon & Saphira…

        • Frederikke Vejen

          Ha that could be a great ending – the riders AND the dragons becomming couples x) I do agree with you tough

      • Nwessels

        Roran can’t be the new rider, because then he will outlive Katrina, and he would be able to live with himself. I think Arya or one of the two women Angela told their fortunes to in Brsingr is a more likely choice.

      • Laurelleag9

        Motzan isn’t Eragon’s father! Brom is!

    • Corynrocks

      I like this theory. A helpful hint, this is how you spell choices. ( I know it’s spelled weird. A lot of things in this language are.) ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Strider

        xD hehe thanks ๐Ÿ˜› i’ll be more carefull next time ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Corynrocks

          Your welcome. Besides, I see a lot of people here who have spoken English their whole lives; yet half of their words are spelled wrong. ( No offense you people who are like that, it just annoys me when I try to read a comment and I can barely understand it.) ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Aladora

            I know how you feel! I can never text anyone because they all use chat speak (lol, txt, msg, lmao, and so on.) because it drives me to the edges of my sanity!

          • Corynrocks

            I can deal with the text talk most of the time, it’s when people spell some really easy words completely wrong that I get annoyed. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Aladora

            Oh, that too, but the chat speak just bugs me slightly. Oh, and the caps all the time, as well as overusing cuss words on FaceBook.

  • Flyff

    Chapter2 : Darkness Gathers
    Wingbeats filled the air, accompanied by roars of pain, roars of fear. Dragons fought all around her, battling the cursed-traitor-Forsworn. Her charges were scattered nearby, flying in loose formation. It was her duty to get these five younglings to safety. No matter what sounds she heard, she must hide the younglings. She could she her wide green wings move up and down out of the corners of her eyes. A Forsworn flung himself at her, his red scales glittering in the firelight. The Spine was on fire.
    She wheeled to meet him, the-partner-of-her-life-Austric on her back shouting a challenge to the traitor-Rider-Morzan. She herself thundered at the nameless- pitiful-not-dragon Morzan was riding. Her teeth rent his scales, filling the air with crimson, steaming blood. The red-nameless-one turned and flapped away, wary of her power. But instead of fleeing, he went after one of her younglings, yellow-scales-young-heart-Liliandria.
    “No!” Austric howled, casting out with magic. But it was too late. Morzan and the hated-nameless-traitor reached Liliandria. The yellow youngling went down roaring and spurting yellow flames, her Rider screaming in pain.
    Another roar distracted her attention; Kialandรญ and his traitor- dragon attacked young-silver-bold-Kimerlun, dragging him away while he screeched.
    She saw red. Fury descended upon her like a storm. These were her younglings, hers and Austric’s. She spun and bellowed, spewing green fire into the torn-claw-ripped-sky. She lunged at red-scales-no-name-Morzan’s-dragon, her claws ready to rip and shred until nothing was left. Rage boiled in her heart; Morzan and his nest-mate-murderer- dragon would not escape her.
    Fly, younglings! She commanded her charges. The remaining three turned and fled, fear evident in their thoughts. Deloi, hide the Hearts and the eggs! She instructed a bronze male, the oldest in her group. He sent an agreement back. She faced the egg-breaker-traitor pair again, prepared to rip and kill. She was stronger than this young scrap, older by a century or more. He would not best her, that she knew.
    For several minutes they grappled, raking gashes in each other’s scales. At last she had the upper claw; this pair would die tonight. Above her, she heard Austric shout something, followed by a clash of swords, and then she started screaming. Morzan’s sword was buried in the-partner-of-her-mind-and-heart’s chest, and Austric was bleeding badly, gasping. The red-scales-traitor took the advantage and savaged her side, but she didn’t feel it, for her other half was dying. Fear filled her heart and she wouldn’t stop howling and screaming.
    Ophelia, my dearโ€ฆ Austric rasped, his mind fading. Protect the young ones. Protect them. Do not lament for me. I will see you again, I swearit, my dear…
    No! Ophelia wailed. No, no, no! But it was too late. Her life-bond slipped into the void, and she was alone, all alone in the face of the world.
    Eragon came out of his waking dream sobbing, Tears trickled down his face, dripping on his clothes.
    The memories of the Fall are strong in these parts. Glaedr reflected sadly.
    Memories of the Fall? Eragon managed to mentally whisper. The terror Ophelia felt burned in Eragon’s mind.
    Yes. Such memories, ones of hate and loss, are often picked up by those who can sense the past and the future, like yourself. Glaedr rumbled. It is rare, yes, but it has been known to happen. This memory was of an attempt to hide away younglings from the Forsworn’s rampage.
    Do you think Ophelia survived?
    Glaedr was silent for several moments. I personally knew Ophelia; she was one of the hatchlings Oromis and I trained, one of our best and brightest students, much like yourself and Saphira. If anyone could have escaped Morzan, it was her. But Austric died, and I assume she lost the will to live. She and he shared and incredibly tight bond.
    What about the younglings? Eragon asked, with some trepidation.
    In the Fall, a total of four- and- ten such groups were sent out, with at least two younglings and an elder. None of the ones sent out made it into hiding. The Forsworn either butchered them or kidnapped them. It was on one such mission that Oromis and I were captured and tortured. Glaedr said, his voice laden with sorrow. We were particularly fond of those younglings. He sighed, but pushed his sadness away from Eragon.
    How long did I dream? Eragon asked. He looked around at the battered wooden walls of his former home, Garrow’s farm. He and Blodhgarm had left Gil’ ead the previous day at dawn and run until they reached the wreckage of Carvahall in the evening. It still angered Eragon to see his childhood home destroyed. The houses and shops, even the Seven Shears tavern, lay in piles of ash and dust, only enjoyed by the wolves who sometimes ran through the ruined road that led in and out of Carvahall. The village had never been a center of trade or a wealth of crops, but the villagers tried as hard as they could to supply food and meet the Empire’s demands, as they had for centuries, ever since King Palancar claimed the valley for himself and his kin. Therinsford was relatively untouched; the villagers had complied to the Empire’s orders. But sturdy Carvahall was now just a blot of ash beside the Anora River. If Garrow’s farm had been destroyed as well, Eragon was sure that he would have hunted down each and every one of the soldiers who burned his home and killed them all.
    Fortunately for the soldiers, Garrow’s farm had been left alone. The barn and house were overgrown with weeds and vines and the fields had succumbed to wild grasses, but Eragon still saw this place as home. Birds chirped softly in the early morning light. From his position on the ground, Eragon could see Blodhgarm’s furred body standing in the doorway, stiff and unmoving.
    Eragon picked himself up and joined the furred elf at the door, looking out at the wild morning. Blodhgarm was silent, but his stance betrayed his unease.
    “Blodhgarm- elda, what’s wrong?” Eragon question softly, almost afraid of the answer.
    Blodhgarm was utterly silent, but his silence told Eragon everything. What had bothered the elf on the journey to Gil’ ead was back.
    “What did you dream, Shadeslayer?” Blodhgarm asked after a few moments. “You were crying in your waking sleep.”
    Eragon hesitated before answering. “I dreamed of a battle near here during the Fall. A female dragon named Ophelia fought Morzan so young dragons and Riders could escape. Her Rider was killed.”
    Blodhgarm nodded stiffly, his posture softening somewhat. “It is terribly sad to face such pain. It must have been difficult to watch.”
    Eragon shook his head. The elf had misinterpreted. “I wasn’t watching Ophelia, I was her. I was sharing her thoughts, her emotions.” He sighed. “I could feel her pain as it happened, as Morzan killed her Rider Austric.” He shuddered, resisting the urge to hurl himself into the Spine, hunting down the remains of Ophelia.
    Blodhgarm looked at Eragon, surprised. “Her actual recollections of the time?” He asked, his yellow eyes wide with shock.
    “Yes.” Eragon murmured. “I have had visions and dreams like that since I became a Rider.” He looked thoughtfully out at the morning. “Perhaps my visions and your senses are close to the same thing.” He glanced at Blodhgarm, searching for a reaction. “I first dreamed of Arya in her prison cell. I searched for her until I found her in Gil’ ead. But to get into Gil’ ead, I was captured by Durza. And before the Battle of the Burning Plains, I dreamed of an injured man on the ground with an armored man above him. The armored man turned out to be Murtagh, who was then a servant of Galbatorix and sent to capture Saphira and I.” Eragon paused pensively. “These visions I have are warnings, I think. Warnings that I am about to be in great danger.”
    “Yet the mystery of Ophelia attracts you.” Blodhgarm stated calmly. His yellow eyes never left Eragon’s face.
    “Yes.” Eragon confessed. “I am drawn to danger, apparently.” His mouth twisted into a wry smile. “I checked every prison I could when I searched for Arya, and if I hadn’t closed my mind to her in the Burning Plains, I probably wouldn’t have been lured down to confront Murtagh.”
    “So you want to explore the Spine?” Blodhgarm asked in disbelief.
    “Maybe after Galbatorix has been defeated.” Eragon said softly. “There’s no time now.”
    “You are wise, Eragon Shadeslayer, for one so young.” Blodhgarm stated. Noticing Eragon’s puzzled look, the furred elf tried to explain. “What I mean is, you are so young, by the standards of all races. Yet, you do not balk at traveling through dangerous territory to find what you seek, but you also do not risk everything to satisfy your curiosity.” Blodhgarm looked at Eragon with lidded eyes. “You seem to know what is important and then you strive with all of your being to achieve that goal. Very few can judge importance as accurately as you.”
    Eragon laughed dryly. “That’s not wisdom, Blodhgarm- elda. It’s just instinct.”
    “Ah, but among the wolves, instinct is wisdom.”
    For several moments, neither moved. They greeted the morning like statues, one furred and the other not. They reflected on their discussion and the thoughts it left.
    Blodhgarm broke the silence first. “You do not think I am insane, then.” He said flatly. “You don’t think that my feelings are just my imagination?”
    “No.” Eragon replied firmly. “In the past, my dreams have warned me of danger, and this time, I will heed the warnings. I do not think you are insane, Blodhgarm- elda.”
    The furry elf’s tense shoulders finally relaxed. “Thank you, Eragon- finiarel. That means a lot to me. So how should we prep-”
    Blodhgarm was cut off by a fearsome, howling screech that rattled the overgrown house like it was but a pile of sticks, causing both men to leap in shock.
    “What is that?” Eragon hissed. The hairs on the nape on his neck rose in alarm and he seized Brisingr.
    Blodhgarm only groaned in pain. Whatever the howling creature was, it was hurting Blodhgarm.
    Ware, Eragon! Glaedr warned. The dragon’s sanguine thoughts filled Eragon’s mind. That being isn’t natural! Can you feel it?
    Yes, I can. Eragon rasped. The presence of the unknown creature was overwhelming, filled with bloodlust, rage, and killer instinct. Adrenaline coursed through Eragon like a wildfire, igniting his veins, snarling and demanding blood.
    Run, Shadeslayer! Blodhgarm commanded. I’ll hold it off!
    Wait! Eragon shouted mentally. Don’t rush in head first! We don’t know what we’re dealing with!
    But Blodhgarm ignored him.
    “Blodhgarm!” He cried in shock. The furred elf leaped through the open door, out into the open fields, hurling spells up into the sky. There was another roar and a word that Eragon missed, followed by a flash of light.
    Shadeslayer, run! Get out of here! Blodhgarm howled. A ball of flame struck the elf squarely in his chest, hurling him back with a flash of bloody light.
    Fear swelled in Eragon; he did not have Saphira to help him now, and Glaedr was only useful in matters of magic and advice, due to his lack of a physical body. Eragon had no doubt that whatever the attacking creature was, it was sent by Galbatorix. Glaedr, I’m going to send you to Arya. He informed the dragon. It’s too dangerous for you, and the Varden will need your help and wisdom.
    Glaedr filled Eragon’s mind with a mournful roar. I am useless now. He said bitterly. I cannot even protect you. Very well, I will go. But do not use any of your own magic to do so; use mine and the energy in Aren. In fact, hereโ€ฆ Glaedr poured a wealth of magic into Eragon, doubling the amount he already had.
    Eragon pulled Glaedr free from his pack and retreated to the corner of the house. His lips formed the spell Oromis had taught him so long ago, or at least it seemed, in Ellesmera. Glaedr’s magic was bound to the spell and Eragon pulled Aren off his finger, but not before taking a sizeable amount of energy and putting in the pommel of Brisingr.
    Do not get captured, Eragon. Glaedr murmured. We need you to stop Galbatorix.
    I won’t. Eragon focused on his memories of Arya, everything about her that made him happy, that made him love her. Such genuine affection blossomed in his heart that Eragon could see her, running along the shore at Feinster, calling up at the sky. Her hair blew freely in the breeze and her sharp features shone with radiance. Eragon completed the spell and with a soft crack, Glaedr’s Eldunari and Aren vanished.
    Another howl, louder than the first two, split the air. Eragon heard another word, ‘Jeirda’, and the roof of Garrow’s house exploded.
    Spellcasters! Was Eragon’s first thought, but his second was even more terrifying. Dragons!
    Three other them hung in the sky, dragons, but not dragons. They had the general shape of dragons, wings, four limbs. But they were longer, more sinuous, with dirty yellow claws and teeth and no spines. Tapering tails thrashed madly in the air, long, narrow, wings churned furiously, and dull, camouflaged scales rippled above muscle. The beasts had lurid eyes however, eyes of indigo, orange, and purple. And in each of their chests, a pulsing stone the color of their eyes was embedded in the dull scales. Eragon could feel their minds now; minds of predators and killers, but with an underlying streak of malice, no doubt implanted by Galbatorix, and even deeper a faint beat of despair and dragonic cunning.
    Eragon turned away, resisting the urge to be sick. There were Eldunarรญ buried in the beast’s chests and minds. What had Galbatorix done? He felt violently ill, as though he would pass out at any moment. The force of his sickness was so strong he almost fell to his knees.
    The middle beast shriek- roared in a familiar, haunting way. The sound pierced Eragon’s sensitive ears and made him howl in agony. His mind froze, something he only experienced once before, in the Beors.
    Fanghur. Galbatorix had taken Fanghur and turned them into abominations, half- dragon monstrosities. the halfling shriek- roared again, and from its back, a man sitting between his shoulders raised a rainbow- colored blade, the shimmering spectrum pulsing with magical reinforcement.
    “Eragon Shadeslayer, your time is up.”

  • Flyff

    Chapter Four: Darkness Gathers
    Wingbeats filled the air, accompanied by roars of pain, roars of fear. Dragons fought all around her, battling the cursed-traitor-Forsworn. Her charges were scattered nearby, flying in loose formation. It was her duty to get these five younglings to safety. No matter what sounds she heard, she must hide the younglings. She could she her wide green wings move up and down out of the corners of her eyes. A Forsworn flung himself at her, his red scales glittering in the firelight. The Spine was on fire.
    She wheeled to meet him, the-partner-of-her-life-Austric on her back shouting a challenge to the traitor-Rider-Morzan. She herself thundered at the nameless- pitiful-not-dragon Morzan was riding. Her teeth rent his scales, filling the air with crimson, steaming blood. The red-nameless-one turned and flapped away, wary of her power. But instead of fleeing, he went after one of her younglings, yellow-scales-young-heart-Liliandria.
    “No!” Austric howled, casting out with magic. But it was too late. Morzan and the hated-nameless-traitor reached Liliandria. The yellow youngling went down roaring and spurting yellow flames, her Rider screaming in pain.
    Another roar distracted her attention; Kialandรญ and his traitor- dragon attacked young-silver-bold-Kimerlun, dragging him away while he screeched.
    She saw red. Fury descended upon her like a storm. These were her younglings, hers and Austric’s. She spun and bellowed, spewing green fire into the torn-claw-ripped-sky. She lunged at red-scales-no-name-Morzan’s-dragon, her claws ready to rip and shred until nothing was left. Rage boiled in her heart; Morzan and his nest-mate-murderer- dragon would not escape her.
    Fly, younglings! She commanded her charges. The remaining three turned and fled, fear evident in their thoughts. Deloi, hide the Hearts and the eggs! She instructed a bronze male, the oldest in her group. He sent an agreement back. She faced the egg-breaker-traitor pair again, prepared to rip and kill. She was stronger than this young scrap, older by a century or more. He would not best her, that she knew.
    For several minutes they grappled, raking gashes in each other’s scales. At last she had the upper claw; this pair would die tonight. Above her, she heard Austric shout something, followed by a clash of swords, and then she started screaming. Morzan’s sword was buried in the-partner-of-her-mind-and-heart’s chest, and Austric was bleeding badly, gasping. The red-scales-traitor took the advantage and savaged her side, but she didn’t feel it, for her other half was dying. Fear filled her heart and she wouldn’t stop howling and screaming.
    Ophelia, my dearโ€ฆ Austric rasped, his mind fading. Protect the young ones. Protect them. Do not lament for me. I will see you again, I swearit, my dear…
    No! Ophelia wailed. No, no, no! But it was too late. Her life-bond slipped into the void, and she was alone, all alone in the face of the world.
    Eragon came out of his waking dream sobbing, Tears trickled down his face, dripping on his clothes.
    The memories of the Fall are strong in these parts. Glaedr reflected sadly.
    Memories of the Fall? Eragon managed to mentally whisper. The terror Ophelia felt burned in Eragon’s mind.
    Yes. Such memories, ones of hate and loss, are often picked up by those who can sense the past and the future, like yourself. Glaedr rumbled. It is rare, yes, but it has been known to happen. This memory was of an attempt to hide away younglings from the Forsworn’s rampage.
    Do you think Ophelia survived?
    Glaedr was silent for several moments. I personally knew Ophelia; she was one of the hatchlings Oromis and I trained, one of our best and brightest students, much like yourself and Saphira. If anyone could have escaped Morzan, it was her. But Austric died, and I assume she lost the will to live. She and he shared and incredibly tight bond.
    What about the younglings? Eragon asked, with some trepidation.
    In the Fall, a total of four- and- ten such groups were sent out, with at least two younglings and an elder. None of the ones sent out made it into hiding. The Forsworn either butchered them or kidnapped them. It was on one such mission that Oromis and I were captured and tortured. Glaedr said, his voice laden with sorrow. We were particularly fond of those younglings. He sighed, but pushed his sadness away from Eragon.
    How long did I dream? Eragon asked. He looked around at the battered wooden walls of his former home, Garrow’s farm. He and Blodhgarm had left Gil’ ead the previous day at dawn and run until they reached the wreckage of Carvahall in the evening. It still angered Eragon to see his childhood home destroyed. The houses and shops, even the Seven Shears tavern, lay in piles of ash and dust, only enjoyed by the wolves who sometimes ran through the ruined road that led in and out of Carvahall. The village had never been a center of trade or a wealth of crops, but the villagers tried as hard as they could to supply food and meet the Empire’s demands, as they had for centuries, ever since King Palancar claimed the valley for himself and his kin. Therinsford was relatively untouched; the villagers had complied to the Empire’s orders. But sturdy Carvahall was now just a blot of ash beside the Anora River. If Garrow’s farm had been destroyed as well, Eragon was sure that he would have hunted down each and every one of the soldiers who burned his home and killed them all.
    Fortunately for the soldiers, Garrow’s farm had been left alone. The barn and house were overgrown with weeds and vines and the fields had succumbed to wild grasses, but Eragon still saw this place as home. Birds chirped softly in the early morning light. From his position on the ground, Eragon could see Blodhgarm’s furred body standing in the doorway, stiff and unmoving.
    Eragon picked himself up and joined the furred elf at the door, looking out at the wild morning. Blodhgarm was silent, but his stance betrayed his unease.
    “Blodhgarm- elda, what’s wrong?” Eragon question softly, almost afraid of the answer.
    Blodhgarm was utterly silent, but his silence told Eragon everything. What had bothered the elf on the journey to Gil’ ead was back.
    “What did you dream, Shadeslayer?” Blodhgarm asked after a few moments. “You were crying in your waking sleep.”
    Eragon hesitated before answering. “I dreamed of a battle near here during the Fall. A female dragon named Ophelia fought Morzan so young dragons and Riders could escape. Her Rider was killed.”
    Blodhgarm nodded stiffly, his posture softening somewhat. “It is terribly sad to face such pain. It must have been difficult to watch.”
    Eragon shook his head. The elf had misinterpreted. “I wasn’t watching Ophelia, I was her. I was sharing her thoughts, her emotions.” He sighed. “I could feel her pain as it happened, as Morzan killed her Rider Austric.” He shuddered, resisting the urge to hurl himself into the Spine, hunting down the remains of Ophelia.
    Blodhgarm looked at Eragon, surprised. “Her actual recollections of the time?” He asked, his yellow eyes wide with shock.
    “Yes.” Eragon murmured. “I have had visions and dreams like that since I became a Rider.” He looked thoughtfully out at the morning. “Perhaps my visions and your senses are close to the same thing.” He glanced at Blodhgarm, searching for a reaction. “I first dreamed of Arya in her prison cell. I searched for her until I found her in Gil’ ead. But to get into Gil’ ead, I was captured by Durza. And before the Battle of the Burning Plains, I dreamed of an injured man on the ground with an armored man above him. The armored man turned out to be Murtagh, who was then a servant of Galbatorix and sent to capture Saphira and I.” Eragon paused pensively. “These visions I have are warnings, I think. Warnings that I am about to be in great danger.”
    “Yet the mystery of Ophelia attracts you.” Blodhgarm stated calmly. His yellow eyes never left Eragon’s face.
    “Yes.” Eragon confessed. “I am drawn to danger, apparently.” His mouth twisted into a wry smile. “I checked every prison I could when I searched for Arya, and if I hadn’t closed my mind to her in the Burning Plains, I probably wouldn’t have been lured down to confront Murtagh.”
    “So you want to explore the Spine?” Blodhgarm asked in disbelief.
    “Maybe after Galbatorix has been defeated.” Eragon said softly. “There’s no time now.”
    “You are wise, Eragon Shadeslayer, for one so young.” Blodhgarm stated. Noticing Eragon’s puzzled look, the furred elf tried to explain. “What I mean is, you are so young, by the standards of all races. Yet, you do not balk at traveling through dangerous territory to find what you seek, but you also do not risk everything to satisfy your curiosity.” Blodhgarm looked at Eragon with lidded eyes. “You seem to know what is important and then you strive with all of your being to achieve that goal. Very few can judge importance as accurately as you.”
    Eragon laughed dryly. “That’s not wisdom, Blodhgarm- elda. It’s just instinct.”
    “Ah, but among the wolves, instinct is wisdom.”
    For several moments, neither moved. They greeted the morning like statues, one furred and the other not. They reflected on their discussion and the thoughts it left.
    Blodhgarm broke the silence first. “You do not think I am insane, then.” He said flatly. “You don’t think that my feelings are just my imagination?”
    “No.” Eragon replied firmly. “In the past, my dreams have warned me of danger, and this time, I will heed the warnings. I do not think you are insane, Blodhgarm- elda.”
    The furry elf’s tense shoulders finally relaxed. “Thank you, Eragon- finiarel. That means a lot to me. So how should we prep-”
    Blodhgarm was cut off by a fearsome, howling screech that rattled the overgrown house like it was but a pile of sticks, causing both men to leap in shock.
    “What is that?” Eragon hissed. The hairs on the nape on his neck rose in alarm and he seized Brisingr.
    Blodhgarm only groaned in pain. Whatever the howling creature was, it was hurting Blodhgarm.
    Ware, Eragon! Glaedr warned. The dragon’s sanguine thoughts filled Eragon’s mind. That being isn’t natural! Can you feel it?
    Yes, I can. Eragon rasped. The presence of the unknown creature was overwhelming, filled with bloodlust, rage, and killer instinct. Adrenaline coursed through Eragon like a wildfire, igniting his veins, snarling and demanding blood.
    Run, Shadeslayer! Blodhgarm commanded. I’ll hold it off!
    Wait! Eragon shouted mentally. Don’t rush in head first! We don’t know what we’re dealing with!
    But Blodhgarm ignored him.
    “Blodhgarm!” He cried in shock. The furred elf leaped through the open door, out into the open fields, hurling spells up into the sky. There was another roar and a word that Eragon missed, followed by a flash of light.
    Shadeslayer, run! Get out of here! Blodhgarm howled. A ball of flame struck the elf squarely in his chest, hurling him back with a flash of bloody light.
    Fear swelled in Eragon; he did not have Saphira to help him now, and Glaedr was only useful in matters of magic and advice, due to his lack of a physical body. Eragon had no doubt that whatever the attacking creature was, it was sent by Galbatorix. Glaedr, I’m going to send you to Arya. He informed the dragon. It’s too dangerous for you, and the Varden will need your help and wisdom.
    Glaedr filled Eragon’s mind with a mournful roar. I am useless now. He said bitterly. I cannot even protect you. Very well, I will go. But do not use any of your own magic to do so; use mine and the energy in Aren. In fact, hereโ€ฆ Glaedr poured a wealth of magic into Eragon, doubling the amount he already had.
    Eragon pulled Glaedr free from his pack and retreated to the corner of the house. His lips formed the spell Oromis had taught him so long ago, or at least it seemed, in Ellesmera. Glaedr’s magic was bound to the spell and Eragon pulled Aren off his finger, but not before taking a sizeable amount of energy and putting in the pommel of Brisingr.
    Do not get captured, Eragon. Glaedr murmured. We need you to stop Galbatorix.
    I won’t. Eragon focused on his memories of Arya, everything about her that made him happy, that made him love her. Such genuine affection blossomed in his heart that Eragon could see her, running along the shore at Feinster, calling up at the sky. Her hair blew freely in the breeze and her sharp features shone with radiance. Eragon completed the spell and with a soft crack, Glaedr’s Eldunari and Aren vanished.
    Another howl, louder than the first two, split the air. Eragon heard another word, ‘Jeirda’, and the roof of Garrow’s house exploded.
    Spellcasters! Was Eragon’s first thought, but his second was even more terrifying. Dragons!
    Three other them hung in the sky, dragons, but not dragons. They had the general shape of dragons, wings, four limbs. But they were longer, more sinuous, with dirty yellow claws and teeth and no spines. Tapering tails thrashed madly in the air, long, narrow, wings churned furiously, and dull, camouflaged scales rippled above muscle. The beasts had lurid eyes however, eyes of indigo, orange, and purple. And in each of their chests, a pulsing stone the color of their eyes was embedded in the dull scales. Eragon could feel their minds now; minds of predators and killers, but with an underlying streak of malice, no doubt implanted by Galbatorix, and even deeper a faint beat of despair and dragonic cunning.
    Eragon turned away, resisting the urge to be sick. There were Eldunarรญ buried in the beast’s chests and minds. What had Galbatorix done? He felt violently ill, as though he would pass out at any moment. The force of his sickness was so strong he almost fell to his knees.
    The middle beast shriek- roared in a familiar, haunting way. The sound pierced Eragon’s sensitive ears and made him howl in agony. His mind froze, something he only experienced once before, in the Beors.
    Fanghur. Galbatorix had taken Fanghur and turned them into abominations, half- dragon monstrosities. the halfling shriek- roared again, and from its back, a man sitting between his shoulders raised a rainbow- colored blade, the shimmering spectrum pulsing with magical reinforcement.
    “Eragon Shadeslayer, your time is up.”

    • Wokok

      That was a space waste

    • Kaylalynn 10

      omg, this isn’t an article where we post our work. Your chapters took a huge chunk of the page. And I’m sure not many people will read them.

      • Both of his comments have been removed.

        • Kaylalynn 10

          Awesome. Thanks.

  • Fraseraprenty

    The vault of souls is where a huge hoard of eldunari are stored and it could be renga who is actually galbatorux

    • Dwarfman

      Highly doubtable because as it says many times in the first three books Galbatorix hasn’t left Uru’Baen in years.

  • emeraldman

    Christopher is the slowest writer ever…I can understand being in revision for this long. Revision is where you’re supposed to spend at least a year re-writing everything. But he hasn’t even delivered a first draft? Geez.

    • Dennis

      I highly doubt he will take a year doing revisions…if anything random house will have him remove a part here or there and he might need to re word the end of a chapter so it flows better…but other than that it shouldnt take long…he said in a previous interview that Random House had removed parts of the other book because they were not necessary or something like that

      • Part of the editing process for any book is to check for obvious grammar mistakes and to make sure the book flows. Editors at Random House and all other publishers have a keen eye for chapters or portions of books that don’t fit with the story or make the story drag where it shouldn’t. It’s routine for portions of a book to be removed when the editor and author make the joint decision that they’re better left out of the book. Book 4, like every book, would go through this process.

        • Sam Bailey

          Did you cut much out of the almanac?

    • Re-writing happens during the writing process for authors. Out of curiosity, how many books have you written? And out of those books, how many of them have been best-sellers?

      • SayWhat

        A bit of a low blow but very funny!

      • Macgull

        He still has a point to be fair. No offence meant, but the Inheritance Cycle does not rank with the works of Tolstoy, Austen, Dickens or Shakespeare. Not even with Rowling.

        So why it should take 2 and a half years to write a first draft of a good, but hardly masterpiece book, is beyond me.

      • Sam Bailey

        Hey Mike, my comment here was valid, opinions which aren’t rude should not be deleted. The guy you are criticising does have a point. As I previously stated in a previous (now deleted comment), these books are good, I like them enough to visit a fan site for them. Your site is amazing, you have done a great job. However, these books aren’t masterpieces like those written by the great writers of the last two hundred years, are they? Rowling is still superior in my vuew. Therefore, the fact it takes 3 to 4 years to write is less explainable than you make out. Especially when you consider the conventional, linear style it is written in.

        And also, simply because a book is a bestseller, it doesn’t make it good. Of course, Eragon was great, and deserved the success. But it is also true that there are many books out there which sell few copies, and then win awards due to their actual quality which others fail to realise. They then get put in the main stream and sell a fair few, but not till then. Its like with some Oscar winning, but commercially only modestly succesful, films which later rake it in on DVD sales.

        Mike, I am not an Inheritance hater, or an impatient fan. I love the site, I am just expressing a view. One which in no way, criticises you or the site.

  • evansshawn

    what about the chapter “a feast with friends” in brisingr where eragon has a vision about a little girl in ann alley singing an “haunting mellody” eragons visions have always played an important part in the books

    • Serious

      I believe that the little girl is a young Linnea learning to sing to plants, hence the haunting melody, being sung in an abandoned Elvish city wrecked durng the Dragon War. I think she was trying to shape plants in that stone city to remember what it was once like (maybe she was born there, hence the sentimental attachment?)I think the vision was supposed to help Eragon understand what she had taken from him. To do that, I suppose he must first understand (or try to, at least) Linnea herself.
      Also this vision (I thinK, at least, though it is VERY far fetched) could be the one where Linnea murders her lover and his (new) lover in revenge. Perhaps this is the one where Eragon finally comes to know what was taken from him by Menoa Tree and makes the connection.
      The man with the groomed fingernails is probably the man who broke her heart, waiting by the stone table for his new lover, when Linnea stabs them both (the brazier and coals dont really fit, but as someone pointed out, they could all be disconnected.)

  • Vidla

    Rome wasint built in a day people. If you whine about it he’ll rush through it and it will be crap. Writing takes time and effort i would much rather wait and get something good then get some garbage and have to hear people complain like they did for the movie. I’ve waited since 6th grade to see galby die nd that was about 10 years ago. Relax people its very annoying.

    • Wokok

      This ain’t Rome mate. In comparison to Rome, this is a park bench. Takes a few weeks to do if you hire a lazy contractor, but otherwise done in a matter of days.

      • Mr. Anonymous

        Right, this aint Rome-building. I’d say bigger than a park bench but none larger than a taco shack(?)

  • Matt

    Did I ever mention that I was making a guest appearance in Book 4?

    • OromistheWise

      And did you know that i am ghostwriting the fourth book?

      • Aladora

        And did you know that this big harry dude showed up at my house and told me I’m a wizard?

    • OromistheWise

      And did you know that i am ghostwriting the fourth book?

  • Anonymous

    I am also one of those people who’s been a fan from the very beginning. Well, not the VERY beginning. I’m sorry to say that I wasn’t lucky enough to get the chance to read it when it was still just a self-published diamond in the rough–I found it later, after it got picked up by RandomHouse. But I picked the book up when I was eight years old, in the middle of fourth grade year. (I remember because I was pissed off that my stupid teacher thought it was about Lord of the Rings–just because it was called Eragon. She didn’t even know that Strider’s name is spelled “Aragorn”, not “Eragon”. She was trying to sound smart and well-informed, but all she suceeded in doing was making herself look stupid…) My mom saw it on the shelf at some store and suggested I read it. I looked it over, decided it looked interesting enough, and agreed. I read it within a few days and then I was hooked. A few years later when the second book came out, I bugged my mom until she bribed my uncle to go into town and buy it for me. I read it like I was dying of thirst in the middle of the Sahara and it was a super-sized slurpee. And then I read it again. And then I lost it and nearly had a heart attack before I realized I could check it out of the library. (Though I searched long and hard on several different occasions, I didn’t find it until two years later, at which point I promptly sat down to read it again. Seriously, I didn’t move from the couch all weekend.) Now, back before Eldest came out, I heard something about an Eragon movie in the making. I was looking forward to that movie for what seemed like three years, though I’m not sure if it actually was…And I was so angry when I got that…monstrosity…instead. My mom laughed at me, but I was outraged. Brisingr came out when I was in eighth grade. I dragged my mom to Wal-Mart a few days after it came out (She wouldn’t let me camp out outside the bookstore) and got it and started reading it immediately. She wouldn’t let me bring it to school–“You need to focus on your schoolwork! You can read it when you get home–after you do your chores.” (I snuck it into my backpack and took it anyway. To this day she still does not know.)
    Seriously, I don’t think CP is losing any fans because he’s taking his time. I’m still re-reading the books, and I’m still checking this site about every five days. His true fans will always be supportive, even if it’s SEVEN years between books. Sure, I’d be impatient as heck, but I’d still be first in line at the bookstore for the final volume in this series. If you can’t wait a few years for the masterpiece that’s finally (and rather unfortunately, I might add) going to end this awesome story, well…it’s your loss. If you don’t want to read it and you can’t stand the wait, well then just…don’t. No one’s forcing you to. And there’s no point in complaining. All it does is take up space on the site that could be put to better use discussing the newsletter. Oh, and it kinda sorta makes people think you’re annoying and a little bit immature. Just saying.
    Oh! And, on a side note, I finally got my best friend to read Eragon, after YEARS of begging, pleading, bribing, threatening, demanding, and generally pestering her about it! And I am pleased to report that she is well on her way to becoming just as obsessed as I am. *nods*

    • Brom

      My mom told me the same thing. I actually read these book so much that I got grounded from reading because I would read instead of do homework, and since it was reading my parents never thought anything of it, until report cards came home… I tried to hide Eragon and Eldest, the only 2 books out at the time, but 3 hours of searching and my mom proved she was slightly smarter than she looks (I hid them in the bookshelf, between a dictionary and a old school algebra book =).)

      • Jahooty**

        I got Brisingr when it came out on kindle. This was my first book I had bought on the little device in a while (I prefer print). But… I couldn’t go to my bookstore until the weekend and there was no way I was waiting that long. Unfortunately Brisingr was so good it made me go on a reading binge and by the end I racked up about a 90.00$ bill on my dads credit card. I was cut off from reading for about… 4 months. It was such (in my opinion) a good book that I just had to capture the feeling again. So moral of the story, CP’s books are so addictive they’ll make you read like you’re *ss is on fire.

        • Grammar Nazi Jr.

          OMG THE SERIES IS ON KINDLE?! must hack father’s iPad and buy it…

          • lolololz

            You know you can torrent the e-book easily right??

      • Sam Bailey

        Loving these americanisms.
        ‘mom’
        ‘grounded’
        ‘$’

        What’s next colour without the ‘u’? Lol.

        • handytimelord

          color!! mwahaha!! ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Mchl_Andrew

          you’re on an american site kid…

        • Laurelleaf9

          YES!

      • Rscpplayer

        wow i got in trouble for the same thing! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 18scsc

        lol i always get gorunded from reading

        • snowfire307

          that sux so bad. i wood DIE if i couldt read

          • Nwessels

            OMG, so would i!!! most parents tell their kids to stop watching tv and read a book, my parents tell me to stop reading and watch tv!

        • SMILEY

          I read all the time but ive never been grounded from reading. My parents like the fact that i read. im surpised i havent been. i tend to read a whole 300 page book in 1 day lol

        • Guest

          Yeah same here ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve lost track the amount of time I got in trouble in class or with my parent when I was reading what I wasn’t supposed to.

      • Grammar Nazi Jr.

        Yep. I kept getting caught reading in bed. I wasn’t a fan from the beginning, but I loved the series after my friend recommended it to me. I was caught while I was reading Eldest and she told me not to do it. She went back to the room beside mine and I reached up and took it back from the top of my bunk bed. She came back in a few minutes later and just plain took it and the book light from me and took them downstairs to the living room where there would be no chance of me going down to retrieve them. That didn’t stop me from trying and getting grounded. I think I was 9 at the time and am currently 12. I have read the series 4 times.

    • Brom

      My mom told me the same thing. I actually read these book so much that I got grounded from reading because I would read instead of do homework, and since it was reading my parents never thought anything of it, until report cards came home… I tried to hide Eragon and Eldest, the only 2 books out at the time, but 3 hours of searching and my mom proved she was slightly smarter than she looks (I hid them in the bookshelf, between a dictionary and a old school algebra book =).)

    • handytimelord

      that was soo me . . . i got one of my friends hooked right before the movie came out and we went together to see it. We were a) the only people in the theater and b) taking advantage of that by yelling at the screen when the plot or characters deviated from the book.
      ex: “the ra’zac had beetle-like skin, not beetles ON their skin” hahaha . . .

      • SMILEY

        haha so so true

      • Darccloud_silverrain

        ya, i just recently re-read them and there was so much they messed up in that movie that i almost cried, if anyone has never read the books, it wont be that bad of a movie, though if you have read them, you dont want to compare notes with the movie.

    • dragonsaphira

      WOW! That is a looong post

  • Wolfy_5017

    i forgot were i read it but somewere it said that the fairth would be reintroduced could this possibly be connected?

  • Dwarfman

    I think that Eragon is having another one of his vision things and is seeing into the future, or real-time. Either this or Galbatorix is ordering Murtagh to use Eragon’s fake true name he told to Durza in Eragon against Eragon.

  • Dwarfman

    I think that Eragon is having another one of his vision things and is seeing into the future, or real-time. Either this or Galbatorix is ordering Murtagh to use Eragon’s fake true name he told to Durza in Eragon against Eragon.

  • Www Stephen C Harriman

    I am a little tired of waiting, but I know it will be worth it. I am a little impaitient and eager, though, so I would at least like for them to release the book cover and title.

  • Www Stephen C Harriman

    It is either Galbatorix, or possibly Tenga.

  • Sean

    He is referring to Galbatorix and Eragon is standing in front of him for some odd reason

  • Metfan4eva57

    What do you mean “another newsletter?” He releases a newsletter like once a year……

    • His last newsletter was released less than two months ago.

      • OromistheWise

        Where can we read the entire newsletter?

      • OromistheWise

        Where can we read the entire newsletter?

  • Amanda Svit- Kona

    Eu quero o 4ยบ livro logo agrhhhh
    *comeรงa a chorar* :/

    • Aladora

      Por favor, seja paciente, porque nรฃo tentar encontrar outros livros para ler enquanto espera? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Desculpe se isso soa estranho, estou usando um tradutor desde que eu realmente falar Inglรชs.

      • Aladora

        And, no, I do not speak Portuguese. Using a translator. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Blankenship Dalton

    you know what would be cool……………….a eragon mmo

  • Evansshawn98

    mike i was wondering can someone apply to be a staff on the site and if you can who do i get a hold af to get the info?

    • descro

      I would just like to say.. Why? Is it because you want to be closer to CP? I’m naturally curious so… Just wonderin’.

      • evansshawn

        i always believed the saying play to your strength. i have a major in web design and i love the inheritance series.

        • Well there’s really not much to do on the website. It pretty much holds up on it’s own right now, minus the news. (Especially when news is as slow as it is.)

          • Amy

            does anyone know whats wrong with the inheritance website? i cant access it to read the NLs

    • We’re not looking for new staff right now but if we are at any point, you’ll find a post about it on the website.

      • Aladora

        DIBS! Just kidding. But that would be awesome to help out!

  • BobTheTitan

    Got it. Ol’ Galby is grilling out on his new DWARFMADE (TM) brazier after visiting the soa while Murtagh sets the table for Bigfoot and Friends. Nailed it on the head.

    • Evansshawn98

      and when they’re done barney can sing clean up
      lol

    • Evansshawn98

      you also forgot the guest with the black cape the awesome batman!
      lol :P:P:P

  • Evansshawn98

    everybody please stop complaining about book 4. i for one am an adult so everybody should start acting mature. i understand there are some people on this website 14 and under and some 15 or 14 y/o i know complain more than some of you i realize im complaining about complainers lol but please make mikes job easier and mature up

    • descro

      I agree man

    • descro

      I’m just wondering… Were you talking to me? or maybe.. Nvm

      • Evansshawn98

        i apologize to anyone who thought i was singling anyone out. no descro i wasnt singling you out

    • Frederikke Vejen

      Just for the record – not all 14 year-olds complain. I for one is 14 and I’ve never complained. Some of us acually just want to enjoy a interview whith a great auther and share theories.

      • Evansshawn98

        again i wasnt trying to single any one out i was talking about complaining about cp and when he will finish the book i wasnt talking about giving theories.

        • Frederikke Vejen

          No I know you weren’t talking about the theories, just wanted to point out the fact, that not all kids are complaining

      • Nwessels

        neither have i

      • Amy

        oh come on…. he/she didnt post that for every child in the world to respond telling him/her that they dont complain… he/she is OBVIOUSLY NOT TALKING TO YOU

    • ha

      ur not an adult. your 15 arent you? ha stop that

  • descro

    Hmmm… He’s got me thinking about the book again.. If, as some comments say, that this was in Galbatorix’s home, then he must be extremely close to finishing book 4.. Just a theory.

    • Evansshawn98

      i agree because i think an authors most smartest decision is introducing the bad guy etc. last in the book so it keeps the reader in suspense therefore keeping the reader interested in a series of books so yes if he is writing about galby then he is close to finishing. on the other side though if this chapter is just introducing galby you still have to get eragon ready for the fight between galby and our favorite farmer/dragon rider eragon

      • descro

        Well, wouldn’t CP have done that already? I think Glaedr might still be helping him. CP did say that was possible, right?

        • Evansshawn98

          when they wake up glaedr i am pretty sure he will help them i mean hello thousand year old dragon and how old is eragon now eragon would have to be stupid not to use glaedr im pretty sure oromis told glaedr to finish training eragon in the future if they died

          • descro

            Touche

  • Emeraldofessence

    I’m actually getting tired of waiting………I mean……..when will he be done? Is he really going to keep dropping hints for another year? (I don’t mean to troll, so please don’t flame me.) Honestly, I really think we fans need a set date in which the series ends (so help me God if I find at the end “will be continued in the 5th book”!).

    • Amy

      I hope theres a fifth book just because i cant imagine going on without knowing theres more eragon out there lol

  • Evansshawn98

    also the black cloak could be shruiken’s cloak of black magik galby used to control him

  • Evansshawn98

    could broms diamond tomb have something to do with the vault of souls because didnt saphira say when she made the diamonds that his soul and body will be untouched by the outside weather and time

    • Dennis

      I dk if its connected to the vault of souls…although I do think Eragon will return there once Broms 7 Words come into play…I wonder if Brom found a way to safegaurd his Saphiras eldunari inside of his body….The 7 words might make it available to Eragon…

      • Evansshawn98

        maybe the 7 words might be a summoning spell for the saphira’s eldunari or another one he found that no one else knows about

        • Dreamer 216

          Has anyone ever thought that maybe the seven words are the true name for the ancient language? just a thought.

  • Dennis

    I feel sorry for the staff who has to constantly read about these posts where people do nothing but complain…kinda like this one!

  • Anonymous

    True. You got me there ๐Ÿ™‚ Perhaps this wasn’t the place to put it.
    But i think we’ve dissected his vague clues as much as we can. Why not try something new to keep the conversation going until Mikes next post?

    • Dennis

      I agree…but is it worth getting kicked off the site?

  • James haskell

    With how long it takes him to write books I think he should at least release a chapter a year or something!

    • Dennis

      Then what would be the point of releasing a book?

  • Anonymous

    Here is some random Inhertitance stuff while we wait…I like doing this stuff ๐Ÿ™‚
    “Eldest is Good” can be anagrammed into “Godliest Dose”
    Similarly, “Can’t wait for longer” can be “A Talent for Crowing”
    “Elva is Nice” can be anagrammed into “Aces In Evil.”
    “Bieber…” perhaps thats going off topic? =)

    • Dennis

      This entire post is off topic!

      • Not only that, but…those anagrams are terrible, too!

    • Aladora

      A talent for much crowing… I know that’s off topic, but it’s hilarious!

  • Sstormy

    my impression is that he just finished a scene in Galbatorix’s castle…

  • Brian

    That dude with the long nails is probably a character of Galbatorix that lives in the Dark Empire Castle that Galbatorix lives in but doesn’t want to turn him for an ungiven reason or he’s the dungeon master of Galbotorix.

  • Brian

    That dude with the long nails is probably a character of Galbatorix that lives in the Dark Empire Castle that Galbatorix lives in but doesn’t want to turn him for an ungiven reason or he’s the dungeon master of Galbotorix.

  • Elf Knight

    Hmm…The stone table reminds me alarmingly like The Chronicles of Narnia scene with Aslan getting killed and coming back to life in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. However, I think it will have to do with the dwarves. Perhaps Eragon will need to attend a war council to plan the attack on Uru’Baen when the dwarves join the Varden? A brazier filled with hot coals sounds witchy to me like something Angela would do. At the same time, I can’t help but think back on the hint CP gave us about Eragon in chains. Will he get *gasps* tortured? The man with well-trimmed fingernails reminds me of either King Galbatorix or Tenga and last, but not least, the black cloak. Why does this make me think of invisibility? Somehow, Angela could come up with a cloak that makes its wearer invisible by bending the light rays or destroying them. Then Eragon wouldn’t have to bother using magic to keep up the spell and he can infiltrate Uru’Baen easily! Any thoughts, people?

    • Frederikke Vejen

      You don’t happen to have read Harry Potter, do you? Just a thourght ๐Ÿ™‚ That could be where you got the idea of the invisabilatycloak from (: Nice idea though – I just don’t think that it is very CP like…

      • Evansshawn98

        i was going to say the same thing until my computer crashed lol

  • FX

    I don’t know if i’m right but i feel like my comment , negative but ‘polited’ comment, was deleted!! Ok, i’ll do it again. I Don’t enjoy the long-long wainting for the release of this book. I once like CP but now i just want an ending to a book that he’s still writing. Stop making video contests an write!

  • Lalala

    sloan is in conversation with Galbatorix about something…..

    • Dennis

      No Way! Sloan cant leave Ellesmera so how would he be talking to Galby?

      • MAYBE GALBATORIX HAS TAKEN OVER THE WORLD!!!!!!!

        • Aladora

          NOOOOOOO! D:

  • guest

    how is he not done yet? its been two years, what has he been doing? he lives in montana in the middle of nowhere, no distractions there, and literally only has to write these books. Dont get wrong I love the books but come on, I’ve almost started to just lose interest.

    • Dennis

      Blah Blah same old story…scroll down and read the dozen of other comments where people complain about being sick of waiting….go to the library….or better yet go buy a new book so book stores stop going bankrupt like Borders

    • Dennis

      Blah Blah same old story…scroll down and read the dozen of other comments where people complain about being sick of waiting….go to the library….or better yet go buy a new book so book stores stop going bankrupt like Borders

    • descro

      Look man, an author needs inspiration. When someone complains on how they write, it isn’t exactly inspriational. When an author doesn’t have the inspiration, then they won’t write. Trust me I know. Anyway, I’d just like to say that if Christopher Paolini is okay with the pace that he is going, than that’s cool. I’m with him all the way!

  • Emraldi

    Stone table: Galby’s castle
    Glowing coals: torture 4 elf that’s gonna die
    man w/ fingernail mani: Galby himself
    Black cloak: poisoned?…

  • Emraldi

    Definitely Galby. Stands for darkness, doesn’t he?

    • MrOriginal

      I don’t agree with Galby as being the man this little hint is pointing too. In one of CP’s interviews, he does state that sometimes the main bad guy of most books/movies is brought out way too soon. With his books, he wanted to create a amount of susupense by building up Galby in a secretive way, not revealing a whole lot about his main bad guy. If,,,,,,If we see Galby, it will be at the end of the book when he and eragon finally confront eachother. Not prematurely at a stone table. Whats more badass, he and eragon roasting marshmallows over the coals, or at the end riding firebreathing dragons striking eachother down with swords and magic? This guy at the table sounds alot like sloan, or vermund….guess we will have to wait and see.

      • MaggiMC

        Well since CP has been saying for a while that he is nearing the end this IS the end of the book. So that part of the argument doesn’t hold. From what we have there is no way to figure out what is going on or where (except not in Elvish cities because they would sing their tables from trees). There is equal chance that this is or is not Galby.

    • Anonymous

      If you guys remember in Eragon, that Durza was wearing a cape before he fought Eragon in Gilead, don’t remeber about his fingernails though.

      • Frederikke Vejen

        Durza was killed

        • Anonymous

          I’m not dumb, but didn’t Christopher Paolini say in one of his interviews that the origins of Shades would be more fully explored. I for one hope more that there are more shades in Book IV.

          • Mr. Anonymous

            I believe he said there would be!

          • SMILEY

            MAYBE THE DUDE WITH THE MANICURE IS A SHADE!!!
            lol =)

          • Amy

            why would a shade want a manicure.. JW… it seems to me like the evil spirits dont give a shit what the body looks like as long as it turns into a ginger with no soul lol

          • Corynrocks

            More shades? Haven’t there been enough shades? They are cool though.. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Corynrocks

            More shades? Haven’t there been enough shades? They are cool though.. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Anonymous

          I’m not dumb, but didn’t Christopher Paolini say in one of his interviews that the origins of Shades would be more fully explored. I for one hope more that there are more shades in Book IV.

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    wheres the rest of the newsletter

  • TopHat

    Sloan totally sloan. He has come back either terribly angry with eragon seeking revenge, or a changed man that makes a happy reunion with his daughter and grandchild. I think it will be a tragedy though somehow he complicates things with eragon by revealing him covering a lie turning roarn against him awhile. we’ll see though all in due time. keep it up Paolini your doing great. You to Mike

  • Sagetg

    a good series is rangers apprentice. i got eragon in 3rd grade but had a high reading level so i loved it. cant wait for eldunari ( i’m guessing thats the title of book 4)

  • I wish there would a be a hint as to how long it was gunna be……. But i guess you cant tell others if you dont know urself….. Currently reading the halo novels while i wait which i find not to shabby nothing brilliant but it amuzes me

  • Bdog1811

    Obviously Galbatorix is biting his nails because he is so nervous about Eragon the Beast

  • Erikthered16

    It is obviously a torture seen in which the coals are being used to burn the victim and the table is stone to prevent fire as well as to attach manacles to and the man has finely groomed nails to stave off infection. Also went don’t torturers wear black.

  • Blackhawkschicago

    Or maybe it is galbatorix

  • Relov

    Galbatorix for sure

  • Draco_khan

    stone table- something to do with the elfs maybe, some anceint past place to do with the original eragon.
    brazier with glowing coals- maybe a way the witch angela reads the past, or something that could possibly help with eragon to kill galbatorix
    man with groomed fingernails- possibly the werecat king, in his human form, that might know something with the stone table

    • Corynrocks

      Interesting theory, but I don’t think Angela reads the past, only the future. Oh, and the plural of elf is elves. Sorry, grammar police. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • OromisandGlaedraredead:(

    Not to sound repetetive, but i think it could be one of teh (i cant spell) dworf lords cuz it seys in book 3 that the clan of Anhรบin (i think) wear purple robes and there lord got bainished so he could be gettin his revenge in his new style of BLACK robes… just a thougt

    • SMILEY

      haha lol black just became the new purple

  • I’m going to take a guess that Sloan is in Edur Ithindra (the elvish tower in which Tenga resides) , which explains the groomed fingernails- as he was known to have well kept fingernails. Also being in the tower there could most likely be a stone table and a brazier.
    Also i know people complain about the fact that other people go off topic but Mike i would just like to thank you on behalf of all those who haven’t thanked you yet for creating such an amazing website in which us inherinerds can be connected.
    P.S- Lytherus rocks:)

    • Mr. Anonymous

      Inherinerds! Macauley!! We should all use that term now I think it fits all too well!

      • Aladora the Inherinerd

        Hmm… Is it fitting?

        • Aladora

          Oh, COME ON DISQUS! My name was ‘Aladora the Inherinerd’ but it took it off. D:

  • I think it’s Orrin… but turned angry and bitter because Nasuada was so darn rude to him! how awesome would that be!!

  • a man with impeccably groomed fingernails????? dude it’s totally johnny depp! he’s making a cameo!!

  • a man with impeccably groomed fingernails????? dude it’s totally chris colfer! he’s making a cameo!!

  • Liam

    Wow i wish he would finish the damn book before i die.

  • Fsxavier

    I used to like christopher but now the only reason i don’t wanna kill him is because he hasn’t finished the book yet. I depend on him to give me an end to a story. This book better be great..

  • Lujing16

    HEH HEH HEH
    obviously, its a scene where galbatorix is ambushing for eragon, which would explain the stone table which would be found in woods.
    could this be the final battle?!

  • Lujing16

    HEH HEH HEH
    obviously, its a scene where galbatorix is ambushing for eragon, which would explain the stone table which would be found in woods.
    could this be the final battle?!

  • Armyman3737

    Who Cares what he is talking about, we will find out when we read the book if he ever finishe’s. He needs to stop milking it and just put it out already. Besides he is A sale out anyways I mean really did anyone wtach the movie can you say LAME. This story had the potential to be the next Lord of the Rings even better if you ask me. But FOX offered him a little money for a lame short virsion of the story and a jumped at it instead of holding out to have it made the right why, Instead we got a movie thats worst then a cheesey
    syfy movie. Chris you may know how to write a great book but you know nothing about the movie business or how to keep your fan base after I read the 4th book I will never read one of his books again.

  • Emily

    Does anybody now how to get an account or something here? I found out how before, but now I can’t…

  • old @ 30

    i started reading eragon when i was young now ill have to send my kid to the young adult section for the fourth just so i dont creep anyone out i am to old to be in that section without my kid with me i started reading these when i was younger and in the army now im 30 and i get weird looks in the young adult section for buying bird kid books and eragons guide

    • Mr. Anonymous

      just priceless…

  • an impatient 34 yr old kid

    This tease is not what i expected to come out now. At this point in the wait i would have thought we would have a name of the book, not a tease. I am sorry that i cant wait anymore, i cant wait anymore. From the Brisinger release time table we had a name at this point. Call me crazy, call me a baby, or just call me impatient or what ever you need to call me. This cant go on any longer it is not right.

  • Alonsoelda

    Could anyone please recommend a list of good fantasy books while I wait for the fourth book? I’ve read Harry Potter’s, LOTR’s, the Inheritance’s series, and the disgusting Twilight’s saga.

    • BroncoLaxman

      Depending how old you are: Deltora Quest, Percy Jackson an the Olypians, Kane Cronicles, Cronicles of Narnia, Artemis Fowl, Wheel of Time(I haven’t read WoT yet, but plan to soon)

    • I_talk_TOO_much!!!

      read the comments below, there are huge lists of reconmedations for people asking the same question, but if i was goving just one reconmedation it would be the Wheel of time, it is just epic, brilliant and right now, i would go as far as to say it is one of the best series eva writen!!! i gave a huge moster description of the first book WoT book below if you are interested in reading it (though it is long, like my name says, i talk too much :P)

    • SMILEY

      haha lol no one likes twilight…or justin bieber for that matter…any way…i liked the secrets of the immortal nicholas flamel. the first book is called the alchemyst. hmmm artemis fowl is pretty good too but its not my fave

    • Corynrocks

      The Inkheart series, Reckless, Dragon Rider, The Dragon Codices( Just in case you don’t know, that is the plural of codex) and the Silverwing trilogy. The Inkheart series, Reckless and Dragon Rider are all by Cornelia Funke. The Dragon Codices are by R.D. Henham, and the Silverwing trilogy is by Kenneth Oppel.

  • Mchl_Andrew

    MIKE

    Someone pointed out that the editing process is most likely being done as CP is writing. There was a chapter from book 4 put in the limited edition of BRISINGR, which had to be edited and most likely wont be changed for the printing of book 4. Do you think that once CP finishes the manuscript, we can be hopeful for a semi-quick process to the shelves?

    P.S. I love how the people that don’t want to admit their complaining consider what they post to be “constructive criticism”

  • Pielover

    he means it has something to do with Galbatorix, a dragon and something else

  • I regret subscribing to all comments. I woke up this morning with 39 emails. ๐Ÿ™

    • Welcome to my life!

    • Aladora

      …Guilty…I have a rather odd time zone…

  • Jamie_1493

    when is the next Q and A coming out

  • Riniel

    Maybe Galbatorix is visiting Angela to torture information out of her? I feel like not many people, other than poor peasants or witches would use braziers, because in this world there are already gas lamps, if not electricity.
    Going on that, it could also just be a flashback, which is even harder to read in to.

  • Kingskid16

    well the Character we are looking at could be Galbatorix he resides in a castle doesn’t he???
    he could have a stone table and a brazier after all almost all Castles were made of Stone and would have braziers to light the rooms.

    then again Christopher is going to introduce new people so it could be one of them another shade perhaps or some other dark spawn Galbatorix has found or created we don’t know but I do know this I can’t wait for book four. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • no name

    As good as the books are, I am personally getting a bit peeved that it is taking him so long to complete them. Between Eldest and Brisingr there was a ridiculous 4 year wait. Now it has been 15 months since Brisingr came out. All of the information in book 4 was originally supposed to be in book 3. I understand that things have changed in the story but it seems like it should have been mostly outlined years ago. The book is nowhere close to coming out. Christopher isn’t even done writing it. Once he finishes there will be a long editing process before they even release the title/cover. And then it will probably be 4-6 months after that is released before the book comes out. My most optimistic guess would be fall 2012.

    • Unfortunately the majority of your facts and guesses are incorrect, rending your argument dead in the water. I’ve corrected these inaccurate facts many times before and really don’t feel like doing it again, but some searching through the comments will find you clarification.

    • Rand ‘al Thor

      As long as it is before 12-21-2012 i’m good…. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Frances

    I have the read these books so many times and I’m dying over here to know what’s going to happen – but the best thing about the Eragon books is how detailed and insightful they are, without sounding like a textbook! I don’t care how many months or years or milennia it takes for this book to be finished, I going to wait no matter what.

  • Fedora_general25

    Hey, I have a theory. Christopher said a while ago that some new creatures would be introduced. Could these new creatures be stars? It would go with the saying, “May the stars watch over you.” He could be taking that to a literal level. Just a thought.

  • eragon

    this could be galbatorix or it could be a flash back of ajihad cutting out the shades heart

    • eragon

      I mean trying to cut the shades heart out

  • Frederikke Vejen

    Idk… Everyone seems tho think that the hint is about Galby… Couldn’t that be a bit too obios? (God I spell arwfull !) Maybe CP want us to think, that it is about him, and then when the book comes out we will all be were surprised ? Just a thougt…

    • Frederikke Vejen

      *very suprised -.-

      • Mr. Anonymous

        Yes, I too think it is a lead and way too obvious to be it. Anything that is too obvious is usually wrong.

        • Frederikke Vejen

          That what just my thourhgt ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean it problebly wouldn’t be the smartes to give us a hint, we could figure out …

    • Frederikke Vejen

      *very suprised -.-

    • Frederikke Vejen

      *very suprised -.-

  • Hazen151

    I think this has gone on long enough. Paolini is obviously not very concerned about his fan base as we have been very patient(approaching 3 years now) since the release of the 3rd book. TBH most writers get paid for as long as they work so him draging it out is just another way to get more money out of random house. Considering he already knows how he wants to finish the book(dont kid yourself thinking otherwise) this is rather shameful. Almost as shameful as the movie release…

  • Bassmonkey

    One word: Whooping llamas.

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Seriously though, Galbatorix came to mind while this was happening but i doubt that’s who it is if it comes straight to mind. We must also keep in mind new characters.

    Besides, i’m sure the Evil Overlord List states somewhere about having long evil cloaks, so if if Galbatorix is genre savvy it’s probably not him. I’ll have to look that up though….

  • Surfergirlcharlie

    my grandmar recomended eragon to me when i was about 9 i loved it and went on to read eldest and brisinger still to this day they are my favorite books out of the hundreds that i have read (me being a bookworm) and yes i’m impatient for book 4 to come out but we should all have faith in CP and know that if he takes his time book 4 is gonna kick butt.

  • Mi ui

    I’m not sure if this has been said, but if he’s still writing then that means that even if he finishes today, it’s still going to be at least another six months until the book gets edited and printed… right? So does that mean we shouldn’t be expecting it until late this year early next year?

    • It means that making guesses is not the smartest thing for us to do because many different things figure into a book release schedule — many of which are unpredictable. There is still time for a 2011 release.

  • maryferrell

    I still remember when I first read Eragon; I had just moved from Chile, South America, to Wisconsin. I had some trouble with the language at first, but my dad kept buying books for me, so I could improve. Among them was Eragon.
    I really cannot say what this book meant to me; whenever I felt homesick, I would just read it, and it would make me feel better.
    Two years later I moved back to Chile and I didn’t feel homesick anymore. I ordered Brisingr via Amazon when it came out; I hid myself in my bedroom and didn’t come out till I finished it.
    I just felt the need to tell people (and Paolini if he ever reads this website) how much these books actually helped me. Aside from making me feel better when I felt sad, they made me appreciate literature in general. Thanks to Paolini I’ve now read hundreds of books, and plan to study literature next year, when I go off to college.
    You’ve changed lives, Paolini, I’m sure that’s true for many people.

    PS: take your time, we all want you to keep up the impressive work.

  • iLoveDragons

    Jar of Hearts is like Eragon and Galbatorix and Harry Potter and Voldemort. Just wanted to point that out.

    • iLoveDragons

      Think about Galbatorix collecting the eldunari and leaving scars! This song totally describes it so well. Except for one part.

    • Frances

      Apart from the bit about kissing, this is really like Murtagh rebelling against Galbatorix and leaving Eragon alive.

  • Blagden

    wow that was a pretty crap hint lol, is CP ever going to give us a proper hint. Well i guess i could make a few theories out if this tiny hint

  • Coralstar

    i think that it is galbatorixas well. i also had a wild theory……..what if it is Kuthian? what is eargon meets him in a dream or something? its probably a really really far out there guess, but i’m just putting it out there.

  • BroncoLaxman

    A lot of people have been talking about a book called “Wheel of Time” can someone explain what it is about and who the author is. And any suggestions on any other good fantasty books I would be happy to try them out. But I am defintaly not giving up on CP, I’ve been here since the beginning and I’m going to stay until the end

    • Anonymous

      The Wheel of Time (WoT) is a series of fantasy novels written by Robert Jordan. it might keep you busy for a while: there are thirteen books, with a fourteenth scheduled for release in 2012 i think, along with a prequel and a companion book. He died before he could complete his series, and another writer ( Sanderson) was called in to finish the last three volumes. The first book is called the Eye of the World( thats what i started with, the prequel is called New Spring if you prefer starting with that) and the second The Eye of the World.

      As for other books, I see from the post below that you’ve read most of my favourites already. I recommend the Cry of the Icemark (first in the Icemark Chronicles), Gregor the Overlander and the Hunger Games(both by Suzanne Collins), Tunnels, The Alex Rider books (by Horowitz), Septimus Heap(first book Magyk by Angie Sage), The Bartimaeus Trilogy (! Brilliant !) by Jonathan Stroud and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I hope that at least some of them weren’t books that you’d read already and were helpful.
      if theres anything you’d like to know or say, anything you want clarified about the above information i’d be happy to help.

      happy reading!

      • BroncoLaxman

        Thank you very much. Right now im reading the Kane Cronicles and Artemis Fowl, thank you very much again.

        • Rand ‘al Thor

          The sword of truth by Terry Goodkind
          The Elric series by Michael Moorcock
          The Shannara series by Terry Brooks (research inline as there are close to 30 books) all done in trilogies though.

          The dragonriders of Pern by anne mccafreyy is a really good read.

          • Rand ‘al Thor

            “sword of truth series”

          • Evansshawn98

            i also like the hunger games

        • Jumpergirl2056

          I love the Bartimaeus Trilogy too. its seriously amazing. I’m also reading A Game of Thrones from the series A Song of Ice and Fire and its really good! there are 7 total in the series adn I believe 5 are out. A Game of Thrones is the first one.

      • I_talk_TOO_much!!!

        i wouldn’t read the prequel of the wheel of time series until book 7-9. Its just that the prequel (new spring) give lots of insights that you will not notice unless you have read up to a crossroad of twilght.

        like the first book the eye of the world (fan abriviation TEoTW) is hard going at first because it is mainly the introduction into the charaters and themes and it is so long and it takes time to get used to RJ (robert jordans) writing style (he is very descriptive which i love but like i said, it takes time to get used to this new world like it took me untill The 2nd book untill i was totally and completely addicted mainly because things really pick up in the second book and since your more used to the world, the ablity to understand whats going on more greatly improves the enjoyment of the book.

        What it is about in TEoTW, is that it starts 3000 years in the books past, where the saviour of the world (called The Dragon aka lews therin telamon) has killed all of his family and loved ones as he has gone insane from the counterstroke for doing his best to saving the world (he stops the bad guy but it is just a patch up job and isn’t perminet, but he has saved the world, and the price for it was insanity)… then… things … happen and the prologe ends when The Dragon kills himself when someone important and bad heals his madness and he can’t bare the guilt…
        The world is then.. broken by lots of these men who are insane for helping The Dragon save the world (as they have special powers and can raise montains and create new seas, cause earthquakes and create fire etc.. and then the world is left with the knowlegde that one day, in mankinds darkest moment, and a time of great desperation, that the dragon will one day be reborn to save the world again but in doing so, he will destroy it, again, but he is human kinds only salvation… etc…

        It then zooms 3000 into the present of the story where three aparently normal farm boys, (and some other important charaters) that have for some reason, have been selected out atacked by the bad guys minions/monsters but they don’t know why. This is a sign bad sign. Luckly, a woman who has special powers and her warder (protector) are there in the village after the attack and whisk them away from home to stop the balazomon (the bad guy) from capturing them. So the three main charaters + a girl and a gleeman leave the village with the woman and her warder and while trying to travel to saftey, are confroned continally by dark forces and very bad and very real nightmares ;P.
        This leads to them spliting accidently up and so the inocent farm boys are thrust into the real world where their ignorence makes them vunrable to their enemeys who are all around and are trying to either caupure them or kill them.

        i didn’t explain that very well but i am being vauge so that i don’t ruin the story. ( and sorry for the length and complexity if my description) Also, there is alot more going on than that, such as the context and history that has created there culture, which i havn’t included but if you knew, it would make the stroy seem better but i can’t really explain it without ruining things so ๐Ÿ™ Also any charater, piece of history, well almost EVERYTHING that happens in this book is very important and if you start this series you would be wise to take note and remeber everything in this book as almost every charater and piece of information has been writen in for a reason!!! (there is lots of forshadowing and major symbolism with images and numbwes that you should look out for aswell as it tells you what is to come and makes understand of the world better (but you only really notice it in the re-reads :P))

        right, i am stopping here and i hope, if you havn’t read TEoTW that you will now with this little into, go read it. It is serisouly worth it!!!

  • BroncoLaxman

    I have read many books before that I loved(Ex. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Deltora Quest, Lord of the Rings, etc.). But the Inheritence Cycle was easily my favorite, and someday I want to be an author writing my own books that everyone likes. CP keep up the good work!

    • Frederikke Vejen

      When i finnished the novel im writting now (courently editing) I plan to write a triology that I will try to get published ๐Ÿ™‚ Allways fallow your dreams ๐Ÿ˜€

      • BroncoLaxman

        Tell me what the names of them are and I would be glad to try theem out.

        • Frederikke Vejen

          Well I don’t expect them to be translatet into English (could be cool though) Not many Danish authers get their books translatet… ๐Ÿ™‚

          But I expect the series to be called Magic of the Dance ๐Ÿ™‚

  • logicalthinker111

    your all forgetting when he mentions the black cloak its not actually connected to any of the other things so if some of you were right then its following sloan’s storyline. and the stone table could refer the court or some such thing that decides as to whether or not he’s allowed to see again, maybe even the brazier filled with glowing coals could be some way to tell if he’s lying… the only thing that doesn’t fit is the black cloak unless that is also another way to tell if he is lying…

    • NotYetaMember

      I think this has to take place in a human city, because as far as I remember, the elves and dwarves both create intricate and beautiful lights, instead of using braziers full of fire. Other than that, I have no theories, because I just woke up and am feeling completely unimaginative. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Tabithabrown

    clearly i think it is galbatorix is chistopher paolini is talking about or one of his assasins.

    • Tabitha brown

      sorry i meant it is clearly galbatorix christopher paolini is talking about or one of his assasins.sorry bad grammar

  • Werewolf4ever

    I can’t wait for the book to come out. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know it’ll be this year! Reread Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr! Thanks for the update! ๐Ÿ™‚ This sounds like there will be a book five… This concludes book four, the story will continue in book five. B)

  • no name

    I think that i can wait another year or so.. but my patience is waning, mainly because i read books so quickly that i need new series all the time.
    As for the sneek peak,… i think that it’s Sloan, there for his revenge, and he is going to torture somebody. Galby hired him cause he knows eragon and her also knows alot about bodies and how to inflict pain…. mabey this is still when eragon is captured or something….

    • carp

      if you’re looking for some good series to read, try The Maze Runner by James Dashner, or the sequels are currently a work-in-progress, but I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (I can’t remember the authors real name) and Unwind both show the promise of good series yet to com

      • carp

        *come

    • Coralstar

      i thought that sloan was blind? and wouldn’t he not have nice looking hands? he was a butcher wasn’t he?

  • C E_stewart

    would you just finish the book, at least tell us you have the last chapter written

  • Anonymous

    where is the full newsletter as this is intriguing

  • AHHH. I’m losing my mind! This is too amazing for me to process.

  • I was just wondering, what is going to happen to this website after this series is done?

    • PrettyBullet83

      I thought that myself once too… lol

      • I don’t know, but I would like it to become a CP fansite in general, not just an inheritanc cycle

    • Frederikke Vejen

      Mike already said in the comments to the interview between Ted Williams and CP that Lythenius (Don’t know how it is spelled -.-) Will take over ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Shur’tugal will shift into a Christopher Paolini fansite.

  • PrettyBullet83

    My first thought is Galbatorix, the second is Sloan….
    I’ll keep my reasonings to my self… Tired of the peanut gallery’s comments months ago…
    In-less of course you ask me Mike
    Your a lot more sensible about your facts and opinions, and I respect that.
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Mlsdragon1

      I like this thought. Sloan has already betrayed them all 2 times in the past, hy not a thired time. I would be very interested to hear your oppenions on this, if your willing to share with me.

      • PrettyBullet83

        Well, the only reason I would think it Gally Is the black cloak. that and it was just my first thought. lol
        But when I sit back and think about it, the stone tablet could be for Sloan to read. (kind of like Braille)
        Brazier (stating the obvious here) are used to contain fire or coals, for heating, lighting, and cooking. (fun fact, it is believed to be Egyptian origin) Sloan may or may bot be using it in the Elf hut for warmth, or cooking something (maybe meat since the elves only feed plants)
        And the black cloak could be Sloans way of hiding his shame. or maybe he was able to break the “spell” he was under and dont want any one to figure out who he is, or…. run from him for the way he looks with out his sight. (my bets on hiding his looks for shame or fear of reactions)
        Oh… well….. I said I wasnt gonna comment more… LOL….. oh well.
        ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • PrettyBullet83

          OH!!! and the mpeccably groomed fingernails, That was a point made in a previous book about the butcher..

          • Jamessorbie

            It can’t be Sloan. Once he entered Du Weldenvarden he could not leave he’s tried it twice and failed twice he is stuck there for the rest of his life. Besides it could be anyone, there was a dwarf during the clanmeet who cleaned his nails(not Vermund). Although I have to agree one is Murtagh.

          • Prettybullet83

            not even if he changes his “true name”? unless im misunderstanding something. Eargon didnt tell him that part, but i could swear he made a mention about it.
            but what do I know.. im just waiting on book 4…. so I can stop this theorizing.

  • MurtaghsOldMan

    I want to add a constructive comment here, but I’m so tired of theorizing. Maybe I’m just spoiled because other authors do a really good job of putting out sequels for their books in a timely manner and it seems like Christopher is dragging his feet. The least Random House could is give us the title or a release date. I’m tired of the hints at little things he knows none of us will be able to figure out.

    • Mlsdragon1

      true, manny authors do have a nack of putting there sequels out there faster then CP is doing. It is also true that this final book is takeing longer then the others. However, while a date and a name would be nice, random houses hands are tied till CP officially finishes his draft. If they relised what they know early, befor everthing was set in stone, then CP might change something to fit his story and they would also have to change change thair announcement and also issue an appolagy for the misshap.

  • Mlsdragon1

    Honestly, i just want a date. I could care less when. If an auther dosent take his/her time on a final book in a series then they rushed through it and made sloppy mistakes. No, just a date would make me happy, so i can save up to buy it between bills and such.

  • Asterix

    i dont think its a shade or maybe not even galby (the hygiene of the fingernails makes me think its definitely not a shade) i think its murtagh

  • Asterix

    i dont think its a shade or maybe not even galby (the hygiene of the fingernails makes me think its definitely not a shade) i think its murtagh

  • Anonymous

    it makes me think were in a dwarven city, but at the same time some then tells me it can be a flashback ,or another one of Eragon visions. i think it is galbatorix but i think a man of his stacture would be so fined groomed . or it can be some one crafting another weapon

  • Vontuw

    i believe its galbatorix

  • Lan

    like this post if u think wheel of time was one of the best fantasy book series ever

    • Lincolnda

      A Memory of Light is going to be amazing, but I think that I will feel lost without another WOT book. While I find the inheritance cycle to be a rewarding read, I just don’t think that Christopher has been able to match the detail in any WOT book. That being said, I don’t think that we’ve ever had to wait 7 years for another installment to the wheel

      • Guest

        It technically hasn’t been 7 years. It’s only been about 3. (Brisingr was published in 2008, and it’s not 2011.)

        • RosieRed

          i think you’ll find it is 2011…

  • New Writer

    What a narcissistic jerk, ‘Old Ironbones’ (aka Galbatorix) is. ๐Ÿ˜›
    I wonder if Book IV will be 900 pages…
    0___0

  • Hktcj

    i have a feelin the person talkin bout marshmellows is on the wrong site…

  • ArwenEvenstar14

    I want to say that Eragon is in Galbatorix’s fortress, but it also could be Ellesmera. And whoever posted the comments on marshmallows: grow up!

    • Rawkfist65

      Somebody needs a sense of humor. Hardly anything can be derived from the very vague clues that Christopher gives us, so why not have a little fun by making up a ridiculous theory that will get a few laughs?

    • PrettyBullet83

      Well, this is a children’s book author… Regardless of the fact that a bunch of adults do read it and enjoy it, it is still marketed for kids…. you have to learn to overlook silly comments like that. And thats pretty tame compared to some of the other things I have seen them post.

  • Anonymous

    galbatorix – totally…

  • VIVA LA BARCA

    The final book will come out as sure as Arsenal will be crushed by Barcelona at nou camp

    FORZA BARCA

    • just take it

      the book will be ready soon then. im with u all the way mate.

      Death to arsenal

    • ARmoniu

      such a good example we have faith in cp just as we barca fans have faith in them and lionel messi.

    • inheritance for eva

      FORZA BARCA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

      btw isnt the inheritance cycle brilliant

      I think its a dream or vision that eragon has of galbatorix

      • neon

        ARSENAL ALL DAY

    • steward

      who is barca?

      • VIVA LA BARCA

        They are like the CP or Robert Jordan in the soccer world. UNBEATABLE

        • oops.net

          oh the irony……

    • Dfn

      hahah what about the 2-1 loss that arsenal dealt barca on the 16 of FEB

      • Carle

        dude this is a book thread not a sports chat box

        The other posts have all had something to do with fantasy books

        It may be an elf or maby Eragon in urubaen trying to steal the last egg

  • Kaylee

    Just out of plain curiosity how old r u Mike

    • I’ll be 22 in a month.

      • New Writer

        Uh Oh! You’re getting out into the Big World Mike! You better work it out Mista’. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • New Writer

        Uh Oh! You’re getting out into the Big World Mike! You better work it out Mista’. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Can you believe, when I met Mike, I was 13 and he was 14? Now I’m 21…yikes!

          I can’t believe I’ve had to put up with him for that long!

          • New Writer

            Dang! That’s a long time haha. Now you’re about to enter the Big World, Robert! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      • descro

        Really? Wow.. I thought you were thirty. No offense or anything.. It’s just how you talk.

  • TSOG

    Its galbatorix taking his medicine after accidentally swallowing an ice block on the top of one of the spine mountains on his annually excersion.

    • WHAT?? lol! that makes no sense at all! totally plausible though, considering some of the crazy shenannigans that went down in the first three books… I’m still thinking it’s kurt from glee…

  • Jahooty**

    guesses: sloan, galbatorix,an assassin of some kind, murtag, a guardian of the VoS, some random person, a slaver or roran.

    • Stericson

      so basically anyone in cp’s fantasy world. i think u got it spot on

  • Cow

    I just finished reading a book that was released like more then a year after brisingr and they already have the title and realease date for the sequel

    • Jumpergirl2056

      well you let us know how the quality compares okay?

      • Cow

        i liked the first one better than eragon

  • Mchl_Andrew

    Glad to hear CP is constantly thinking about his fans as he’s writing. He’s clearly in it for us, and is doing everything he can to make the book fantastic, and keep it from disappointing us. Having an author be so dedicated to his readers is quite rare, and incredibly respectable. Glad to have little teasers, CP and random house obviously know how hard this wait is.

    Keep up the good work MIKE, I’d appreciate it if you wouldnt block my accounts, I never have anything negative to say. I like the site and am a very dedicated fan.

    • If a person’s ability to comment has been removed, they did in some way break a rule. I am the only one who has the ability to remove a person’s comment rights and I am very careful when doing so.

      • Just to make sure, is there anywhere the rules are posted, or do they just boil down to be nice, and have fun?

        • I don’t suppose you’d take “common sense” as rule number 1, would you?

  • Hktcj

    maby its….sloan?

  • Hktcj

    chris is slower than molassis. i dont no wat he dose all day, maby hes busy grumming his finger nails?

  • WhiteWinterStar

    It really dozen’t matter how long book four will take, as long as it’s good. As so many people have already said, CP is really trying hard to make sure that his readers will remember the Inheritance Cycle forever. I am a lover of this series, and the 4,152 fanfictions that sprang from it. Eragon’s idiocy, Angela’s sense of humor, Nasuada’s strategies, Murtagh’s troubled life, and the ongoing mystery of the fourth egg. All of these things constantly occupy my mind when I really should be paying attention in math class. The release of the final volume will make so many people happy, but it will close off so many routes of imagination. The wondering and the wait are nearly as importaint as the books themselves. So I am happy to wait, however long it might take for book 4 to come out, because then it will be the end. The end of all the adventures. The end of the mystery.

    • Jahooty**

      third egg*

    • Wenton

      i agree, but i dont want it to end ever haha

    • Amy

      I definitly agree with you on that one… part of me wishes that the story could go on forever…. and that he keeps writing eragon books until he is long gone because i want to know what happens when eragon leaves alagaesia and how the natives of where he goes react to dragon riders. I bet he travels the world with saphira to seek out more dragons

  • Crystal

    I don’t care how long it takes, Christopher. Just make it great. P.S., I’ll look for that scene when boo 4 comes out!

    • Laurelleaf9

      I think everyone well look for this scene when the book comes out to see how far he was.

  • jules

    He could be tenga, we know him the least of all the characters.

  • Kleon

    While we wait for book 4: complete this quiz.

    Q. When do the following six minor characters appear in the inheritance cyle? Who are they?

    Haberth
    Sand
    Dahwar
    Kelton
    Dormnad
    Jarsha

    • Evansshawn98

      jarsha was the boy who took eragon to meet hrothgar right?

      • Rocksolid818

        And he is jormunder’s son.

      • Amy

        and it was to meet aijhad not King h

  • Megan

    My Grandparents bought me Eragon during its first year of release when I was in grade 3, because they knew how much I adored dragons and the genre (even at that age). Of course, Eragon was a bit beyond my reading level at 8 – 9 years old, but I trucked through it (and also was required to reread it a few times.) Then, around two years later on Christmas morning, I find a red book titled Eldest in my stocking. I was able to chomp through Eldest with not much problem, which also made me go back and re-read Eragon, and then Eldest once more. I was astounded by it. I’ve read, re read and re read Eragon and Eldest waiting for Brisngr. Around the time Brisngr was released, I came home from school and it was sitting on my bed. I didn’t come out of my room even for supper that night. And now, seven years later, I still re-read Eragon, Eldest and Brisngr every few months, awaiting the arrival of the unnamed fourth book.
    Whats my point? I was literally a child when I started reading The Inheritance Cycle and I’ve been able to wait. (Lets face it, whose more impatient than kids?) I also noticed, probably when I was reading Eldest, that Christopher has so many rules set in place, so many little details that make his stories what they are, that he’s probably having to write so meticulously just so he’s not constantly contradicting what he’s written in previous novels.
    I would rather wait 3+ years for a book that will “Wow!” me than wait one year for a book that I could point out dozens of contradictions and will leave me disappointed, for we’ve all waited 7 years to get to this point, I think we can wait a bit longer.

    • Anonymous

      i couldn’t have said it any better. Way to go.

    • TheElementalKingOfHell

      Well said. i agree holy with you.

    • no name

      you are so right.

    • Kithsahan

      Hey Megan, just to let you know, you’ve got a fan in me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Draconistou

      i did the same exact thing although i never got my own copy until i bought it but you are right we can wait a few years until its all done

    • Wrench Wench

      Someone (not me, cause i’m cheap) buy this woman a drink.
      Nicely said. I tried to say something ot this effect but ended up swearing and getting angry, so it didn’t work so well.
      Thank you, i couldn’t agree more.

      • Better be non-alcoholic!

        • Megan

          This is true. Shirley Temples all around!

          • araeba

            well could wait till the book comes out for that drink! however by then you will need to be sure that alcohol doesnt interfer with altheziemer’s (sp?) medications

          • Amy

            I wanted to like this a hundred times lol

          • Amy

            I wanted to like this a hundred times lol

      • Better be non-alcoholic!

    • Blackhawkschicago

      true that my auntie bought me Eragon when i was in 6 th grade it took 12hr but i finished it then my dad bought me Eldest and two copies of brisingr i [no exaggeration]have read each 36 times

      • Blackhawkschicago

        i am impatient

        • ajihadandvarden

          we all are but u must control urself

      • do you have no life?

      • Willgall19

        dont feel bad. i cant honestly say im up in the 30s on the re-reads with you. im halfway through brisingr right now actually, after starting with eragon 4 days ago.

    • Kingskid16

      I agree completely I don’t know when I got Eragon and Eldest but it was at our Library where I won a drawing I’ve Loved Dragons since I too was a child I saw the covers and thought eh why not these I didn’t like the looks of the other books.
      I didn’t even read them till several months later but once I did I couldn’t put them down then Brisingr came out and I was thrilled ๐Ÿ˜€
      even my Dogs got into Eragon and Eldest sad to say but Brisingr is sitting in my lap now I re-read it every time.
      I can’t wait for the 4th book Keep up the good work Christopher from all of us ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Wyrm3.0

      Rock on Megan!! Its true: Patience is a Virtue, yet some of us don’t have it. Also, I do agree that it IS worth the wait. So, everyone, make an example out of her: Doon’t stop… Beliieevin’… Hold on to that feelin’!!!

      • flaming arrow

        seriously you just distroyed a perfictly good comment and song in the space of a few seconds.
        however i think megan is right i thinking that you must be patient in the eait for the new book. this is because that if CP released the book now it probubly wouldn’t be as good as we all know and hope it will be..
        so megan is right we must be patient, and if you are so bored waiting pick a nother book and start reading it. this i know will pass the time faster and before you know it the next book will be waiting on the shop shelf.

      • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

        OK. but what about those who cant sing, LIKE MEEEE

      • kingofdeath

        …. : journey …really??

    • DaJesus

      You should make a blog about this stuff

    • guest

      Its not the wait. Its the fact that he said he split up the books into a 3rd and 4th book…if he was already so far ahead on book four I can’t see why its taking so long to finish the 4th book.

      • Probably because when Brisingr was finished being written, Book 4 hadn’t even been started. Authors don’t generally write two books in the same series at once.

        • Brom

          But he did say that he had to “Break up book 3 into 2 parts because it would have been well over 1000 pages” that means he already had a head start on book 4. I’m just sad thats it’s taking so long to finish.

          • No, he didn’t have a head start. He broke the plot into two books. When he finished writing Brisingr, none of Book 4 had yet been started.

          • Guest

            He most likely had the plot (or most of it) written out but as he started writing and each plot point expanded, he realized he’d have to split it up

          • Willgall19

            google it mike… he said when brisingr was published he had 1000 pages on the 4th book that he had cut from brisngr… actually you dont have to google it… its in one of your interviews if i remember right

          • Willgall19

            google it mike… he said when brisingr was published he had 1000 pages on the 4th book that he had cut from brisngr… actually you dont have to google it… its in one of your interviews if i remember right

          • Megan

            I believe what CP had said was he had the first 100 or so pages written in his mind because he broke the plot into two books rather than one, which is a lot different than having it down on paper. I may be wrong, though.

          • araeba

            in his interview with Scholastic he said the editors at Random House made him split book 3 into two or else it would have been over 1000 pages long- considsering the lenght of book three that means there was a signifcant portion of book 4 written. GOOGLE people! reasearch b4 u speak- well type

          • Aladora

            There is this magical thing called a plot. Google it.

          • SweetiePie

            Yeah he broke it into two books, but that doesn’t mean he had a head start in the fourth. Because He, like many authors, that he had the whole idea in his head from the beginning. So if he realized that the third book wasn’t getting to the last scene he has in mind without being over 1000 pages, then he probably just realized he would have to write another book, and once he knew that he probably just focused on Brisingr until it came out. So he probably didn’t have much of a head start on book 4.
            Those are my thoughts.

        • Amy

          but like “guest” said, he SPLIT the book off. he didnt KNOW it was gonna be a cycle until he had already started on more of book 3 which is now going to be book 4

      • dragonsaphira

        HE split up the books into a 3rd and 4th in his mind he hadn’t put anything on paper for the fourth book then.

    • Dan3point141

      Just remember the world ends in 2012 and i will be rather upset if i don’t get a chance to read this before the end. I do wonder if he reads people’s theories and fan fics to figure out where to go with the story. but seriously if i die and he has not released it yet im coming back and haunting him for the rest of his life or at least untill ive read the story over his shoulders

      • Megan

        Theoretically, if you die in 2012, then CP will have died in 2012 as well.

        • Aladora

          Then I’ll buy his book in heaven. xD

      • Veral

        u rly believe the world is gonna end next year?…nuh uh not likely :3 and if it was…then y would he even bother to work on this book? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      • Veral

        u rly believe the world is gonna end next year?…nuh uh not likely :3 and if it was…then y would he even bother to work on this book? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

        • treva

          ormis was a rider an new magic the elves did not the spell he now the elves may not so stands to reason arya was not tort as a rider so wud not know there spells as tehey are secret an not 2 be share oromiss words

          • Grammar Nazi Jr.

            Please bother to spell and punctuate.

          • Willgall19

            yeah treva… im terrible at spelling and grammar, and you just wrote the most hideous run-on sentence ive ever seen. its so bad i had to read it 5 times just to understand what you were trying to say.

          • Aladora

            … What? O_O Oh, wait, I mean;

            wat u say i cant understandz ur speaking plz talk normal liek everyonez elsez plz thank you plz

            That’s me trying to speak Treva’s language right there.

          • dragonwings3

            alsdkfja;sdkfja;sdlkfja;lkdsfja;lskdfja;lkdfja;lkdewuiourpqowifnasidpyfoienfipowejrias is the language you speak???

          • Amy

            im really confused… this made no sense

          • Amy

            im really confused… this made no sense

          • Momac

            this may help i am i am fluent in monkey.

            Oromis was a rider and knew magic the elves did not. The spell he knew the elves may not have known. so stands the reason Arya was not taught as a rider, and so would not know their spells as they are secret and not to be shared (Oromis’ Words)

        • Guest

          You never know Veral. It could happen. I’m not saying it will, but there’s always a chance. The world could end tomorrow for all we know. Nobody can be sure. You can’t expect CP to stop working on his book just because something could happen.

        • Amy

          lol i THINK he was just being creative in saying he wants CP to HURRY THE HELL UP!!! lol

        • Amy

          lol i THINK he was just being creative in saying he wants CP to HURRY THE HELL UP!!! lol

      • Veral

        u rly believe the world is gonna end next year?…nuh uh not likely :3 and if it was…then y would he even bother to work on this book? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      • Zachary Champness

        No he wont because he will be on an ark with the rest of the worlds greatest authors

        • ajihadandvarden

          greatest? dude he’s only a beginner ,though he mite be on a youngest greatest one

      • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

        You dont honestly belive that the world’s gunna end in 2012, that’s just crazy, clearly you’ve wathched that 2012 DVD and it’s mesin up your brain

        • EPIC FAIL

          yeah the worlds not going to end in 2012 because my yogurt’s best before date is in 2013

          • Tenga

            how can something containing milk have a best before date that far away, or maybe i just don’t look at my yogurts….XD

          • Amy

            good point lol

          • Amy

            good point lol

      • Aladora

        … No flood is going to kill us. Neither will an asteroid. Or a pole-switch. Or anything else. Only major thing happening right now is the moon floating away, but we’ll be long dead before we notice anything major. CEASE THE IDIOCY!

        • GUEST

          NO MORE ROMANTIC STORIES OF THE MOON SHINING DOWN ON TWO LOVERS BOOHOOHOO!!!!!

        • Amy

          exactly, in order for the world to be ending wed be seeing a lot more signs. like the sun getting bigger… or changes in the planetary orbits or america turning into the gnome capital of the world… we all know how they plan to take over… :p lol

        • Amy

          exactly, in order for the world to be ending wed be seeing a lot more signs. like the sun getting bigger… or changes in the planetary orbits or america turning into the gnome capital of the world… we all know how they plan to take over… :p lol

        • MrKnowItAll

          Prove that we shall not die via flooding, asteriod or a pole-switch in 2012 i mean its happened in austraila a bit early :/ (no offence intended)

          • Aladora

            Flooding – Rainbows are a promise that won’t happen, along with other evidence that I don’t feel like typing.
            Pole Switch – Takes 2000 years
            Asteroid – No asteroids in sight, the only one we risk getting hit with is one that’s like 150 years away. Besides, they built a machine that will gradually shove it away, and Jupiter is Earth’s body-guard, it has pulled away multiple asteroids with it;s immense gravitational pull.

    • Dan3point141

      Just remember the world ends in 2012 and i will be rather upset if i don’t get a chance to read this before the end. I do wonder if he reads people’s theories and fan fics to figure out where to go with the story. but seriously if i die and he has not released it yet im coming back and haunting him for the rest of his life or at least untill ive read the story over his shoulders

    • FaILS

      he has contridictied himself when I was reading eragon it said that arya did not send the egg to the varden because they were “too far away” then in brisinger ormis shows him the same spell and distance has no effect… so that just ruined all the story cause eragon shouldn’t of found the egg…. anyways… I think that error needs to be fixed…

      • Gtboy1

        cut CP some slack. 1 contradiction in a series as complex as his is a small matter. oromis’ rule that the spell is not affected by distance probably has something to do with the plot in book 4, therefore it would be hard to fix the problem. just saying ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Redxxx77

        It also says that ayra was thinking if brom thats why the egg was sent there instead of the varden.

      • Bigred28655

        Actually friend Arya did not send the egg to Varden because that was never her intent. Her intent was to send the egg to only human she could trust it toโ€ฆ Brom. Later you see in Brisinger that she had always wondered why it never went to Brom, and she understands now it went to his son. It was not a contradiction. If memory serves me right Ajihad had told Eragon it was to far for magic. Ajihad was many things but not a magician, he even belved the twins were might powerful and it surpised him to find Eragon was stronger then Brom in magic. You could very well pass it off as Cp having a character speaking out his butt lol. Either way I agree that CP is going to bring a work of art out of this. Just think it Tolkein the span of 30 years to create his mythoipea and years between books. I think the great thing is CP is actually taken care with it and not just rushing it for the sake of it.

        • Dmgliori

          eragon is the son of mozan

          • MrKnowItAll

            READ BRISINGR NOW!!!!!!!!!

          • Aladora

            Nope. Incorrect. I’m not ruining it though. Read Brisingr. xD

          • Andrew624

            he’s the son of Brom!

        • Amy

          and this is an even better point ๐Ÿ™‚ well said but he shouldve explained himself a bit better lol

      • treva

        ormis was a rider an new magic the elves did not the spell he now the elves may not so stands to reason arya was not tort as a rider so wud not know there spells as tehey are secret an not 2 be share oromiss words

        • Chris Friend96

          goddamn man take sum english lessons! maybe get sum brain surgery you dyslexic genius… lol contradicted much?

          • Aladora

            Dyslexia is not something to joke about, you demented baboon. Why don’t you go take some English lessons WITH him seeing as YOU HAVE NO PLACE TO CRITICIZE. Thank you. ^_^

          • Frederikke Vejen

            Chill would you ! English isn’t the whole worlds first languarge you know !

          • EPIC FAIL

            then what language was?

          • Aladora

            Most likely the language used by the Sumerians, unless the hunter gatherers before civilization had a language. ^_^

          • Tenga

            duh! The Ancient Language ^_^ lol

        • Chris Friend96

          goddamn man take sum english lessons! maybe get sum brain surgery you dyslexic genius… lol contradicted much?

      • J Buck

        it was Ajihad who said that it was too far away, he was not a spell caster and did not know all that Eragon and Oromis and Arya know of magic, so it was Ajihad, not truly knowing, not CP making a mistake, and Ajihad would not have known what spell was used.

      • Eragon roxx!

        I thought Oromis said that there was an effect depending on distance, and that he was surprised Arya got it as far as the woods

        • guest

          no he was surprised arya got it though the magical barrier around the forest

          • Amy

            ^ youre talking about du weldenvarden right? hm i wonder if thats where brom derived the name “varden” for the resistance…

      • Willgall19

        whoever like this comment needs kicked in the shins, and whoever wrote this needs smacked. make sure you comprehend what you’ve read before you go and say its contradicting something else you obviously misinterpreted. do you remember the part where it says she inadvertently sent the egg to the son not the father.

      • Amy

        you have a point…. he shouldve just left that out of there lol
        It souldve been safer for him to say that distance only has effect based on the size of the object being transported

    • Brom

      I have also grown up reading the Inheritance Cycle. I started reading Eragon when I was 8 and it immediately became my favorite book. I read and re read it over a dozen times before Eldest came out then repeated this cycle many a times when Brisingr came out as well. I am actually kinda of depressed that book 4 hasn’t came out yet. I can read the series in 4 days now because I have read it some much. If I cant get this hunger for CP’s 4th book filled soon, I might go on a rampage and destroy some villages and possible eat some babies… Just sayin…

      • Grammar Nazi Jr.

        Don’t eat the babies! They have to grow up and be obsessed with Eragon! You can eat anyone that hasn’t heard of or is not a fan of Eragon though…

      • Matt Kool

        Eat twilight fans instead..XD

      • Willgall19

        eat toads

        • Laurelleaf9

          … Eragon asked “Did you ever figure out if toads exist or not?” “As a matter of fact, I did! It seems that all toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. So in a sense, toads don’t really exist, which means that I (Angela) was right all allong.”

          -Eldest; paperback pg 893. look it up if you don’t believe me.

          • Amy

            screw paperback… android phone book app FTW

      • Dmigliori

        read eragon within three days and loved it same with eldest

      • Amy

        i will indeed join you on this rampage…. then we can go throw marshmallows at big G

      • The Wild Animals

        the best i have it in was 2 days

      • Redneck537

        As i read these comments i realize how old i am compared to a large majority of CP’s readers. I read Eragon with 18 other authors first books in an attempt to find a replacement for Ernest Hemingway during an advanced readers course at the age of 15 and he is the closest. the story is good and his writing is spectacular if sometimes too detailed, exactly the same as ernest hemingway.(if you don’t believe me, read “The Old Man and the Sea”, and compare it to “Brisingr”) and i just cant wait for 4 and i hope he writes other books or short stories, for i will read them.

    • Laurelleaf9

      You are right. And for everyone who thinks the world well end in 2012, it was never ACTUALLY SAID that the world well end, just that a new era well begin.

      • MrKnowItAll

        Actually it said it Civilization would end, opening a knew era . . . (sorry for being picky)

    • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

      I saw the film first then my mom sed there was a book, but at the time I had no money so i went to thelibrary and red it it took about 6 dy’s, then I started to read Eldest from the library, but my mom got it 4 me, then she got me brisingr, an I was atached to them 4 ages still am, but I still dont have Eragon!!!! dont know Y though!!!

    • Gladear

      Is it scary that almost everything you said when you described when yuo got the books happened to me. Because other then not coming out of my room for supper, almost everything you said happened to me.

    • Amy

      meeeee toooo :))))

  • PessimisticAnon

    Keep it clean everyone, there’s more to life than waiting for book 4

    • EvetheElf

      Are you saying that we shouldn’t be wasting our lives bitching about the length of time perfection takes and that we should use our time instead to do something USEFUL? Oh my god, I wish I’d thought of that… I’ve been moping around ever since i finished Brisingr. lol

  • Rand ‘al Thor

    I find it interesting to see all the comments about how long it is taking to write this book. Chris is faced with insuring that he ties off as many loose ends as possible while still providing an exciting story to insure that all of his “RABID” fans feel fulfilled in the closing of this particular series. I am also impatient for this book to come out, however I’d rather wait another whole year for a perfectly crafted product rather than a disjointed, randomly put together story that just shows Eragon doing whatever he does to save his lands and flies off with Arya. He is obviously trying to make the story memorable and epic so that you the reader (as Stephen King likes to call us) don’t feel slighted. Not many writer’s actually care about their fans to that level. Only a handful pop into my mind. So complain if you must but it makes you look immature and clueless as to how the writing process works. And to the person who said that they are 32, I am almost 40 and a good story is a good story regardless of your age. So I guess I will say the same… not sure what it says about me either, but a good story is a good story!!!

    • XERIC

      Well said, Rand ‘al Thor. I’m a 60 year old oil field worker in West Texas who also enjoys a good well told story. I’m willing to wait for the quality that I’ve come to expect from CP.
      KEEP THE FAITH

      • Gypsee4258

        Way to go !! I am a 62 year old Gypsee here and can not wait to get my hands on that book…….

    • Nj1996

      Noticed your name, love the series of the wheel of time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Nwessels

      rabid? rabid? who are you calling rabid? *frothing at mouth*

  • Denmark111

    Personally I doubt it is Galbatorix. As for what i know about Galbatorix is he not the kind of guy who would do that sort of thing. I think it’s more likely to be some kind of cultist. Perhaps one from Dras-Leona?

  • iLoveDragons

    Just to make things clearer, did CP say that the man with the groomed fingernails had a black cloak, or that he wrote about a black cloak and a man with groomed fingernails? -_- I am terrible at theories, but here is mine: this scene seems like one from Murtagh’s POV.I too, really want Book 4 to come out! T_T Don’t worry guys, just a little longer ( heck, who am I kidding, it could take years) until the release date. Its going to be the best book ever!

  • Xanwes

    The Stone Table!
    The Rock Of Kuthian!

  • Xanwes

    The Stone Table!
    The Rock Of Kuthian!

    • Evansshawn98

      i think the rock of kuthian will be more of a cave

  • General Stronghammer

    This is perfect timing for me new info as I’m just finishing my 8th listening to the series “on tape”. I agree with the Sloan theory, but I think G-torix has captured him and is trying to coerce info or action from him, though I have no idea what it could be… maybe more info to try and guess Eragon’s true name?

    • Antigone

      How can Sloan leave the forest so soon? I feel pretty sure that if he was taken by fource, the spell would kill him.

      • Amy

        hmmmm not too sure… i think sloan finally changes or tricks the elves into thinking so…. and he getshis sight restored and either sides with evil or good once and for all, but i dont think he ever sees katrina again as for his oath.

  • CheshireCat

    Also, not to sound repetitive… I believe it is Galbatorix. Isn’t he shown in a black cloak in the deluxe edition of Brisingr? And that sketch was from Mr. Paolini himself. Galbatorix craves control. He likely controls his appearance as well, down to his fingernails. The stone table could also be his, who knows. I have no clue about the coals.

  • Littlee62

    the good thing about this long wait between the books is we reread the entire series several times and each time we find things we didnt see before.

    • Denmark111

      Exactly!

  • Peewee5278

    I’m 32 and I still like the books. Don’t know what that says about me…but I’m willing to wait. For me Eragon and Eldest were just something to read in between waiting for Harry Potter books, but I loved Brisingr just on its own merits–and because it was more carefully crafted than the first two. I’d rather wait for an excellent book than to get some rushed piece of trite poo that isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.

    • Denmark111

      I couldn’t agree more

    • Dennis

      Im 27 and feel the same way…we are NOT to old to read…I read Sci/Fi and Fantasy on a daily basis! I recently bought a Kindle 3G and literally take it with me wherever I go.

      • Josh_rumenapp

        I suggest, if you have not already, reading Wheel of Time, or Mistborn.

        • KLC

          I’ve read SoT,WoT,Inheritance, Mistborn, Stormlight, most of the Dune series. Anyone have any suggestions as to what i should ready next!?

          • Fantasyrox!

            Try Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer-it’s funny, awesome and Sci-Fi-Fantasy. I love the series!

          • Fantasyrox!

            About Eragon-Yes I can wait for a perfect book.
            I want a 1200 pg book!!!

          • Trumanwest

            i wish it would be endless…

          • Dractan

            I read so fast even if it was endless I would be done with it (if it was endless) In 5 days.

          • Rscpplayer

            wow i would too! my teacher says i’m a speed reader. yes… yes they do ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Kobble

            If it were endless, things that could only happen at the end wouldn’t happen. Gably’s downfall, Murtagh and Thorn’s release, Saphira becoming the mother of her race, and even an epic Eragon and Arya scene. Every story must at some point come to an end, otherwise it’s not a story.

          • justafan

            epic as in Arya dying and Eragon not caring??

          • oromisgotowned

            hahaha. but i seriously think arya might die in the end. remember angela’s fortune i think that could be a reason for aragon to leave alagaesia. idk maybe not but this series is plagued with key characters dying

          • Aladora

            … No offense, but your name….. *Twitches* *Attempts to strangle*

          • Aladora

            Never mind.

          • Laurelleaf9

            If you think hard (or go to when Eragon passes out after his first flight), you’ll remember that he had a vision of two people; a man and a women; standing on/by a boat with two dragons circling above.

          • Laurelleaf9

            In a way, the story dose continue; we don’t see it.

          • Emraldi

            Artemis Fowl-criminal mastermind, discoverer of fairy people-luvd it! Twisted plot endings

          • Jarnunvosk

            All except for The Atlantis Complex, which was “some rushed piece of trite poo that isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on,” if you don’t mind me quoting other posters. The Atlantis Complex lacked the charm and the main attraction of the series – Artemis’ genius. The villain in the book isn’t even defeated, he has a moral epiphany. I’m pretty sure villains who simply have a moral epiphany and immediately got old right after Vader.

          • handytimelord

            i think the whole book was the equivalent of a filler chapter in manga. they drive me nuts :(.
            however, i do think that it fit well into the series because of artemis’s own personal
            “moral epiphany” and i think eoin meant for it to be symbolic. also, artemis was mad already . . .
            and now that he has a mental disorder we can expect some romantic inter-species romance in the next book with holly visiting him in the hospital and being all worried and sweet ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Rutscbk

            Try reading Raymond E. Feists Magician Trilogy. Also his Serpentwar series is my favorite series I have read so far.

          • Trumanest

            percy jackson and the Olympians or anything else by rick Riordan

          • Randomness

            I am number 4 is a good book, and 5 more books are to follow!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ (and a movie in like a few day so ahahahahahahahah !!!!!!!)

            pride and predujice and zombies is good as well ๐Ÿ˜›

            umm, the dark tower books by stephen king are alright…

            people have already said Wheel of time and percey jackson (and the kane chronicles etc by rick riordan) and seriously, they are like two (3 if you include the kane chronicals) of my favourite series!!

            also if you like super natural, kelly armstrong books are good.

            um also his dark materials by phillip pullman are really good, but christians might get a tad offeneded by them so i wouldn’t really reconmend them to christians..

            (as you can see, i read WAY too much :P!!!! i actually have a 72 book pile to read!! :D)

            also chaos walking books are interesting, their odd but good..

            um twighlight are ok i supose, they can be addictive but they are better books out there..

            alex rider books and the power of 5 books are god time killers, though they arn’t very descriptive emotionally or enviromentally, but have good stroy lines

            also sirsimons (he posts on here sometimes) book the realm: dawning of a hero is quite good and i would reconmend it too

            (lol i will stop there as i could litteraly go on for EVA. lol ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Jarnunvosk

            “um also his dark materials by phillip pullman are really good, but christians might get a tad offeneded by them so i wouldn’t really reconmend them to christians..”
            “A tad offended.” Understatement of the year. I love you. XD

          • Aladora

            … I don’t even want to know. So I won’t read them. xD

          • Laurelleaf9

            They cheated on the I Am Number 4 movie! You have to have more books out before you make the movies. Don’t get me wrong, i liked it.

          • Antigone

            Well, if you like Scifi, I suggest The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, along with any of his other books.

          • handytimelord

            uglies is a great series. actually, anything by scott westerfeld is pretty good. he’s a great writer.

          • Antigone

            Well, if you like Scifi, I suggest The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, along with any of his other books.

          • The Vlad Taltos series by Steven Brust. Although I love Chris, Steven has the best voice of anyone I’ve ever read (and, like most of you, I’ve read a lot). What Chris has in creative fantasy lands and deep, immaculately detailed histories that draw you in, Steve can match. Interesting characters? I’m probably going to get some heat for this, but Eragon has been a fairly flat character, changing slowly and only with direct characterization, whereas Vlad evolves and develops a little with every book (thirteen currently, with the series to end at nineteen and with 5 side books in a different time period), and Steven uses subtle things like changes in voice to accomplish it, not by directly stating it. The thing that makes him my favorite author, though, is is cutting wit that breaks down and pokes fun at just about everything, from politics to the morals, and/or lack thereof, behind killing people for money (Vlad is an assassin). The only place that I have seen anything like it is in exceptional stand-up comedians. The man is a genius (no hate to you, Chris, love your books as well)http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2205947/

          • justafan

            Eragon really is cliche. the character development is pretty weak in the Inheritance cycle…

          • snowfire 307

            Vlad is also a Vampire in the Vladimir Todd series… great books.

          • Jared

            Fantasy Sci-fy fan myself. I suggest anything by Orson Scott Card, start with Ender’s Game, and Ender’s Shadow (havn’t finished the rest of the Ender’s sequels, not sure on them). But pathfinder was awesome. I’m reading Lost Gate now. I’m also working on more famous Issak Asimov stuff, going through foundation right now, good old classic sci-fi.

          • Zenten

            Sword of truth series by terry goodkind they are awsome books

          • guest

            truth

          • Philiph_23

            Jim Butchers series The Codex Alera, or The Dresden Files

          • Biscuit Bread

            Try David Gemmells “The “The Mallorean”. Brilliant.

          • Biscuit Bread

            Sorry, meant “The Belgariad” and “The Mallorean” hehe

          • Evansshawn98

            you could also try the hunger games i think the author is suzanne collins

          • handytimelord

            try gregor the overlander as well. it was her first series it’s really good

          • Nwessels

            That is a good book

          • Brisingr!

            those books r rgood but the first one is definitly the best one

          • Brisingr!

            those books r rgood but the first one is definitly the best one

          • justafan

            Lord of the Rings. best ever!! The Navigator trilogy by Eoin McNamee…

            if you like brandon sanderson you should read Elantris…not as good as Mistborn or Way of Kings…

          • ANGELAFTW

            navigator was decent, but not especially interesting.

          • oromisgotowned

            dragonlance chronicles

          • Brisingr!

            Try The Alchemyst

          • Laurelleaf9

            The Alchemyst: the secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel. I love the searies. (And for everyone who thinks it’s a made up name from Harry Potter, the guy was a real person.)

          • Steven_y1228

            ANYTHING FROM D.J. Machale!!! Pendragon series, and Morpheus Road series

          • seriously

            The hunger games.

      • Frederikke Vejen

        How could you ever be too old for Fantasy ? I know more than one person 40+ who love fantasy… And fantasy authers are most of the time also grown ups. So I couldn’t agree more ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Evansshawn98

          my grandma is 64 and she still reads harry potter and inkheart etc…

      • Zach

        Sure there is nothing wrong but how many of you are single?

    • Aladora

      I want her to say – Galbatorix, snagged on one of his dragon’s neck spikes!

      • Aladora

        Argh! Wrong comment! xD

    • MarianE.

      There is no age for reading, I gave my grandmother the first Eragon book and every time we talk she asks if I have any news on Book 4.

  • Ye

    I wish that man with the amazing nails would help you finish this book. I’d like to read it before I die. Think about that Christopher!!

    • You must be old if you’re worried about dieing! ๐Ÿ˜› We’ll see it soon, I’m sure of it.

      • Gypsee4258

        Mike darling I am old !! hehehe

        • New Writer

          LOL!!! Woop-Woop that’s awesome! I love your sense of humor too hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It’s Galbatorix from the Eragon movie, back to torment us once more with obscenely corny lines and complaints about how he misses his kidney stone! “I… suffer… without my stone.”

    I could be wrong of course.

    • Congratulations, you just made my night.

      • Haha, glad to hear it. ^_^

    • That made my day too ! LOL !

    • Nick13b

      BAAAAAHAHAHAHA! Best comment ever. I can die happy now, thank you.

    • Saphira rocks!

      U r amazing!!

  • Gfsdaes

    he has got to be the slowest writer in existence.

    • Ha, far from it.

      • Captain Obvious

        You do realise you don’t have to defend him every time someone critisises how long he is taking to finish it. And there is no question that the process seems to be being drawn out needlessly. Personally i think that all these little teasers are just one huge middle finger to every one who has waited so long.

        • If it was the opposite, you’d complain that all the lack of little teasers are just one huge middle finger to everyone who has waited so long. Trust me, I understand what it’s like to wait. I’ve been waiting longer than most and you know what? I keep my head cool because I don’t have weird entitlement issues.

          Sorry if you think I’m rude of offensive for taking an aggressive stance against negativity and rudeness, but my job is to run a fan site.

          • Darthmegatron69

            i agree with you mike writing does tend to take a while

          • Reshabhraj

            Are u the one who interviewed cp on comic con… if yes then can u ask him a Q that if the last egg has already hatched??? I believe that it has already hatched even before saphira hatched for eragon…. i belive this coz of the fact that eragon saw the egg piecies. And in comic con interview he didn’t comment…..

          • Denmark111

            As far as I remember CP said those dragon eggs were nothing more then just accessories…

          • Tlawton03

            hey i have heard people talk about that, how eragon saw egg pieces. where did he see other egg pieces?

          • I don’t remember exactly, but it was the “Something of broken Eggs.” It is where Saphira get feisty with Gleadr and when he says “no, that would not be right,” she attacks him in frustration. The gg fragments were green, but they were nowhere near where the third egg is said to be (Galby’s castle). It takes place in the middle of Eldest during Eragon’s first training session with the elves. Maybe you are right and it was stolen and hatched there, but it is highly unlikely. The elves would have sensed it.

          • Wyrm3.0

            You could be right, the elves might have sensed it, however, you should think this over for a minute: what if the person it hatched for (if it even did) put a stealth spell around the hatch-ling or the egg? Besides, I don’t think that they can do that in the book, but there’s always room for error, so I could be wrong….

          • oromisgotowned

            that place was the breeding grounds of the dragons before the war between them and elves. but then they abandoned it when the elves snuck in there and broke all the eggs. hence the broken egg name. eragon also saw old dragon bones and scratch marks in the ground and all that. those egg shells were ancient

          • Tlawton03

            hey i have heard people talk about that, how eragon saw egg pieces. where did he see other egg pieces?

          • justafan

            Greenie’s not the first green dragon…if you’ll recall there were alot of dragons before the Fall and many of them were probably green…coincidence? it’s fiction nothing a coincidence. means the egg has hatched? probably not…

          • Captain Obvious

            Im not saying i understand the process either but when it says that a teaser has been released i get excited everytime thinking that it may be something good. Without a doubt everytime its some small tidbit that is completely vague and it just feels like a weak effort to keep the fans involved.

          • Nwessels

            I think that you are absolutely right!

          • Aladora

            And Mike pwns yet another commenter… xD

          • Aladora

            And Mike pwns yet another commenter… xD

      • Captain Obvious

        You do realise you don’t have to defend him every time someone critisises how long he is taking to finish it. And there is no question that the process seems to be being drawn out needlessly. Personally i think that all these little teasers are just one huge middle finger to every one who has waited so long.

    • Brick92

      and we’re back on this again

    • Quickhead07

      Be patient, guys. If you’re a writer you’ll understand why CP is taking so long. Fantasy genre is not an easy one, you know? Even Tolkien takes ten years to finish LOTR, but see? It’s worth the waiting. I see CP is doing his best for us.
      And this “waiting and speculating” activities is kinda fun (well, for me).

      Oh and P.S I’m not a writer…yet. But I’ll be a fantasy writer one day. Why don’t you, while waiting, try to write a story or two? And realize it’s not as easy as you thought

      • i tried to write a story while waiting for Eldest, actually.
        didn’t get past the first chapter

        • Aladora

          Role-Playing helps. ALOT. VERY good practice. ^_^ You get to see tons of writing styles.

    • Quickhead07

      Be patient, guys. If you’re a writer you’ll understand why CP is taking so long. Fantasy genre is not an easy one, you know? Even Tolkien takes ten years to finish LOTR, but see? It’s worth the waiting. I see CP is doing his best for us.
      And this “waiting and speculating” activities is kinda fun (well, for me).

      Oh and P.S I’m not a writer…yet. But I’ll be a fantasy writer one day. Why don’t you, while waiting, try to write a story or two? And realize it’s not as easy as you thought

    • Antigone

      Nope, I’ve heard that there was a series that took ten years between books to publish. There may be authours that take even longer.

    • Pack

      James Joyce took 17 years to write Finnegan’s Wake. The author said that if it took him 17 years to write it, it should take at least that long to read it. No need to get irritated for at least another decade.

    • Dct828

      Dude, all the eragon books have taken forever to write, and have been awesome. If ur not willing to wait for another masterpiece, then don’t read the book when it comes out

  • Anonymous

    A ressurected Durza in a black cloak, after a brief encounter with a nail cutter , sacrificing SOMEThING on the stone table (is it just me or does that remind you of Narnia?), so as to throw in in the brazier among the coals at night when the powers of evil are exalted, awakening some dark beast from its slumber -releasing its power and hatred into the world for the sole purpose of killing Eragon. Could the sacrificed something be…a dragon…a -blue- one perhaps?

    Nah. Im with the Galby guys. Unless its Helsant the Monk, which poses the same problem…he’s dead.
    It might be a new character. A new shade would be so cool.

    • Brick92

      It’s a bit late to be brining in new characters isn’t it?

    • Brick92

      It’s a bit late to be brining in new characters isn’t it?

    • Crystal

      Narnia completley. I was reading it and I almost had dรฉjร  vu.

    • reminds me of narnia

    • Anonymous

      If it is Galby, as some of us guessed, and if it is a ritual, as we assumed, what could it be a ritual for? Perhaps, it is a vision of the past shown to Eragon, as I noticed someone say, showing how Galbatorix bound Shruikan to him using magic? Why this vision….I don’t know, maybe because to be able to cast the spell, he used Shruikans true name…and his own?

  • Kumutamos

    i think it might just be Morzan, possibly when eragon visits the Vault of Souls, souls come and talk to him, and Morzan couldve been one of them, and the stone table and a brazier with glowing coals definately means some type of ritual

  • Themetal02

    Christopher Paoloni the search for more money

  • Themetal02

    im sorry but when is he going to hurry up with this he is trying to milk this book thing for every thing its got i mean 3 years really?

  • Kithsahan

    hmm my theory is that horst the blacksmith is standing near a brazier filled with glowing coals while scrutinizing a black cloak on his stone table with his impeccably groomed fingernails.

    gah!!! i dont know.

  • eragon rocks

    I THINK THAT THE stone table may be the rock of kuthian

  • eragon rocks

    I THINK THAT THE stone table may be the rock of kuthian

    • That crossed my mind. That would be really cool if it is.

      • Spunky101

        no wont be the rock of Kuthain……… A he said its a table. A rock would not be named so if it was a table. Thus, the rock of Kuthain can not be a table and the table can not be the rock of Kuthain.

        • Wadestew1112

          your being ridiculus

        • BobTheTitan

          The Table of Kuthain…it has a nice ring to to it. :/

        • justafan

          why not? jack rabbits are really hares and belgian hares are really rabbits. i’m not trying to be arguementative (it just comes naturally) but personally I think the Rock of Kuthian is a cool name for a stone table…better than Kuthian’s Table

        • snowfire307

          maybe the rock of kuthian was used to make the table, and it was fashioned so it could open the vault of souls.

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    woot this might mean hes almost done plus he is obviously sending parts to his publisher since in the brisingr deluxe there was book 4 chapter king cat xd i am excited

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    woot this might mean hes almost done plus he is obviously sending parts to his publisher since in the brisingr deluxe there was book 4 chapter king cat xd i am excited

  • Luke23

    Dont you guys remember in the books? It directly talks about sloans fingernails being meticulously clean. CP is talking about Sloan

    • jules

      Yes I rereread the books recently so it actualy could be him.

    • Wrench Wench

      Nicely spotted. Maybe… god, why do i have the feeling that Sloan might turn out to be one of those idiot characters that screws everything up and makes them the subject for hate? xD

      • Then again, maybe Galbatorix has great nails?

        • Aladora

          Murtagh – Why don’t you go capture Eragon YOURSELF?
          Galbatorix – I can’t! I just got this new manicure. Isn’t it so pretty? I love the pink shade, and the skulls totally bring out Shruikan’s scales. But I couldn’t bear to break a nail!
          Murtagh – … -_-”

          • snowfire307

            XD HAHAHAHA *ROFL*

          • Aladora

            xD I’m demented when it comes to dissing my least favorite characters.

          • Laurelleaf9

            *on the ground laughing* That’s the reason Galbatorix never comes out!

          • Aladora

            I swear, when I die and go to heaven I hope I can run around my own little Alagaesia. I mean, wouldn’t that be epic? I’d go find Galbatorix and screw with him.

            ‘Hey Galby! Hows your manicure doing? Oh, and kill anyone else using Murtagh, and i’ll kick you inbetween the legs. Kthxbai! *Galbtorix tries to kill* Oh, i’m sorry, i’m already dead. WHAT NOW?! *Kicks him inbetween the legs* Oops, it seems i’m ahead of schedule..’

            Oh yes, i’m that demented. I’ve already killed Galby in three different, really creative ways! And then another 100 times normally with a sword to the jugular. xD

        • Rscpplayer

          maybe sloan IS galbatorix… just sayin’ ๐Ÿ˜€

          oh and btw…. R.I.P Noble Team
          (Halo:Reach)

          • dragonsaphira

            I don’t think so.
            If that were true Galbatorix would’ve killed Eragon the moment he went into Sloan’s shop with egg. Or he would’ve accepted the trade.

          • Jumpergirl2056

            i doubt it. along with what Eragon roxx! said, eragon found out his true name and galby made a spell so that anyone who figured it out would die remember? creative theory though!

      • Veral

        i never liked sloan from the start…i think eragon needs to kick his ass XDD lol

    • Jamjota

      Would he count meticulously clean the same a manicured? There could be a difference.

      • Elphiebelphie

        then again, it doesn’t say anything about them being MANICURED. Just, impeccably clean. So, they don’t necessarily have to be manicured. just too clean. and i think that it is sloan and whats with the black cloak??? angela maybe??? it doesn’t necessarily say that the man is wearing the black cloak. so, hmmmmmm…

        • Laurelleaf9

          Angela wears a GREEN clock

          • seriously

            Because she’s totally incapable of changing cloaks, right?

    • Jamjota

      Would he count meticulously clean the same a manicured? There could be a difference.

    • Antigone

      I doubt that the elves would restore Sloan’s blindness if he became worse than he was. Plus, I don’t think that he will change his name that quickly.

      • Luke23

        Well the teaser really doesn’t specify anything about the person being evil, or whether or not they can see or not. It just states a few unclear facts, so it could very well be Sloan . Also, I seriously doubt its Galbitorix, since we have yet to see him in the series. I doubt very much that CP would spoil anything to do with him in the new book.

    • Gest1234

      I think ur right and solan turned to galbys side

      • Brisingr!

        why would sloan join Galby’s side after what he did to Carvahal?

  • Lulubassom

    Yeah I’m thinking Galby too… the glowing coals are kinda scary imagine if he was going to use them to torture Eragon !

    You’re right, USMCKenneth, but if you’re 18 I guess you know that humans breed ;), so people who were to young to read this a few years ago are now becoming fans. I know a lot of young kids who are beginning to read the Cycle.

    • USMCKenneth

      Haha laughed real hard at that one!

  • Kaylalynn 10

    Probably Galby, but I’m hoping Brom is some how brought back by the Vault of souls to reunite with his son.

  • DoesloveEragon

    Hmm… it sounds to me like either Galbatorix or, maybe, Murtagh? It could be him, I can see him wearing a cape and having well-kept fingernails, or is that just me?

  • Anonymous

    I think the scene is of the Vault of Souls and the guy is it’s guardian. It’s just a thought. Who knows it might be Galby. I caught wait to find out though!!

    • Denmark111

      Nice theori!

  • XERIC

    Galbatorix

  • FlexManSteel

    it could always be Tenga

  • envy

    is galbatorix torturing someone? or would he not ruin his fingernails?

    • Brick92

      Torturing them with a brazier filled with hot coals, seems original i wouldn’t put it past Galby

  • Abby

    Galbys Goin down

  • Rawkfist65

    Clearly Galbatorix has captured a dwarvish city and is sending his well manicured assassin friend to go find Eragon and scratch his eyes out. All while Galbatorix sits on his butt and roasts some marshmallows and hot dogs over the glowing coals.

    • Kithsahan

      hilarious!!!

    • Yeah your right that could possibly happen. LOL!!!

      • The Wild Animals

        i read eragon when i was in yr5 then i read each one the day it came out

    • viva la barney

      dont u remember galbatorix is allergic to marshmallows.

      It was on his Face book page.

      • Rawkfist65

        We know his weakness!! If only we were in Alagaesia we could take him down…

        • Aladora

          Hahah! I can see it now, hundreds of eragon fans scaling his tower with bags of marshmallows… and one little 5 foot blonde (ME!) sneaking away to steal- I mean save – Shruikan. xD

          • evansshawn98

            the ultimate last fight between eragons weakness-public speeches and galbatorix’s marshmallow allergy who will win???
            lol:P

          • Kumutamos

            Aladora, even though Shruikan doesnt want to be Galbatorix’s master, he still has to do what Galby sas, so basically, he wouldve been forced to beat your 5 foot blonde self to a pulp, lol, no offense

          • Megan

            Humor goes unnoticed these days, I see.

          • Aladora

            That’s why I would wait till he is dead. Then -Poof- you got a free dragon. Besides, there is this thing called wit that I would use to save my arse if I got caught.

            ‘*Running around a corner* *Smacks into Murtagh* ‘H-hey Murtagh! Hows the weather? ‘
            *Murtagh stands and does his retarded sneer face* ‘Not too good? Well, that’s what happens when your view is obscured by Thorn’s tremendous pollution more commonly known as farts. BYE!’ *Kicks him inbetween the legs and darts down the hall*’

          • Fma9892

            umm.. the master dies, the dragon dies. right?

          • Jumpergirl2056

            NO. that stupid movie put that in there >.< its not true.

          • killius

            the movie didn’t put that in there. its part of the book when master dies dragon usuallly dies but when dragon dies master lives but will usually go mad unless your badass like brom

          • Jumpergirl2056

            yeah i remember him saying that usually the other dies but the way i interpreted that comment was that the other HAD to die, which is not true.

          • Darccloud_silverrain

            actually they dont DIE per say, they are extremely stricken with grief and then seal themselves in their heartstone….if i remember right.

          • Laurelleaf9

            The rider/dragon dosn’t die if the other dose, they just become mad (ex: Gal.) and either comitte suiside or (like Brom) tear the country apart untill they kill the killer.

          • Aladora

            … You think Shruikan LIKES that jerk? Because, if I were a dragon, once I were free i’d go burn his corpse myself.

          • Surfex

            give him a free cremation???

          • dragonwings3

            darn it im already taken (srry) your amazin

          • dragonwings3

            i love you

          • Aladora

            xD

          • Amy

            hes a name slave, he doesnt know what or who he likes anymore because he has been bonded with gallbatorix. he may have hated him before the bonding but once the dragon and rider are bound together they are one and to cause damage to gallbatorix would for sure severely screw that dragon up even more than its already been screwed.

          • kingofdeath

            except gal? if you read the book gal is mad extremely mad

          • Wyrm3.0

            Where does Medicine come into play? OH, I get it! You misspelled does!

          • Redneck537

            i agree because i thought that Galbatorix had killed Shruikans master and took him for himself, but maybe i am wrong.

          • Amy

            that only happens once and a while, not everytime.

          • Willgall19

            so why did gleadr have to be killed after oromis had already died? if the dragon dies when the rider dies, then gleadr shouldn’t have had to be killed by thorn and murtagh. your guys logic and reasoning skills are depressing sometimes. you either take stuff so literally its ridiculous, or you make something of little consequence into a huge deal, and blow the whole book out of proportion.

          • Chris Friend96

            if you ppl took the time 2 read the books thoroughly, u would see this petty fact is indeed inside. lurking under ur unintelligent and questioningly worthy noses.

          • brisingarm

            gleadr didnt HAVE to be killed, he was filled with rage and retaliated, blinded by his rage he failed to best thorn.

          • Redneck537

            Glaedr died in an attempt to save Oromis. Oromis was wounded and Glaedr felt him fading so he flew towards the elves so they could save him, and in his attempt was blind to Thorn attacking the base of his skull, snapping his neck and forcing him into his heart of hearts. he was not blind with rage but instead blinded by his LOVE for oromis. I dont care who the guy with the fingernails is i just want to know if elves and riders can make little ridelves or elvders.

          • brisingarm

            gleadr didnt HAVE to be killed, he was filled with rage and retaliated, blinded by his rage he failed to best thorn.

          • Tenga

            urm oromis told eragon that the dragon or rider usually die after one another because of their bond.

          • Amy

            … because theyre so linked that they usually go mad afterwards or WANT to die, they dont have to die. they even said there were instances where the dragons lived on without the riders (not counting the eldunari ) besides that stupid movie condemns the dragons to death, not the riders, it says the riders live on after their dragons die. God i hate that movie lol its like they took the characters and the basic plot and made a whole new movie… and they havent even had the balls to make the sequel

          • The Wild Animals

            thats because they can’t make a sequel

          • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

            Spose, were in the book does it say that?

          • Amy

            the movie put in there that the dragons body dies as the riders body dies… the book doesnt… and yes, brom is deff badass

          • Erago+Arya=awesomeness

            Rock on jumpgirl, the film put that in, cuz the film is’nt as good as the book’s!!!

          • Emma_link

            no that was just in the film. the dragons can go on living

          • Emma_link

            no that was just in the film. the dragons can go on living

          • lololololz

            Epic loss of topic… Why don’t we start talking about the things that CP was talking about…

          • dragonwings3

            not always

          • Amydaly

            nope, thats a movie myth.

          • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

            Clearly your not very intelagent, murt is a dragonrider right? so he has a bond with his dragon thorn would feel it and crush you to a pulp! LOL

          • Aladora

            Clearly you haven’t enough education to spell intelligent. Or Murtagh. Neither can you follow basic English and capitalize every first word in a sentence. ^_^ Besides, if Thorn could feel that so well, I’m sure he’d be writhing in pain too since he is male. Then they’d BOTH be incapacitated!

          • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

            Whatever (Oh, capital letter’s)

          • Eraon+Arya=awesomness

            Oh plus it look’s like you used a dictionary to finde out how to spell sentence, so you can talk about grammer all you want. I’m not realy intersted how I spell stuff anyway!!

            And Thorn would not necessarily be incapacitated because he would be stronger than MURTAGH (did I pell it right? That’s not a question) and deal with the pain even if it hert, wich it probably did (ouch.) anyway YOU’L have little chance of surviving.

          • Aladora

            That’s a good thing, because your name is misspelled too.

            Stronger? He’s a hatchling, if I remember correctly, and is missing three feet of his tail. Anyways, I’m not arguing with a twit like you, because I don’t need your crap about me trying to entertain others.

          • Zeberfish

            Yes, you definitely “pelled” it right.

          • Amydaly

            i dont know for sure if dragons have balls but im pretty sure they dont seeing as their offspring are produced like birds are lol

          • Zeberfish

            Awesome, you misspelled intelligent while trying to assert yours above theirs? Well done, bravo.

          • Aladora

            I know, I post a funny comment and someone (*cough*) tells me off that it isn’t realistic. Of course it isn’t realistic, IT’S FANTASY, hence the name ‘FANTASY’.

          • shruikanstud

            Marshmellows. Definitely marshmellows.

          • dragonwings3

            lolzeelol

  • guest

    Guys, its obviously Garrow. Eragon must have gotten powerful enough to resurrect him.

    • Aayush

      Had that been possible wouldn’t eragon have resurrected brom??

      • This was addressed in the 1st book. Brom said that if eragon should never under any cercumstances try and resurrect people. He said even if he was sucess fun, it would kill eragon

    • Obviously.

    • Amy

      hmmm i might have missed something but i do believe that ressurecting the dead will kill you despite how powerful you are

  • XxxX

    Please everyone we all know its Angela’s human form

    • Denmark111

      That seems likely. Accept for that she isn’t a man…

  • USMCKenneth

    Ive given up on this book. Waiting this long for the book is almost rediculous, I started reading this series right when it came out, and I’m already 18 and starting to steer away from Christopher. Seriously, I doubt I’m one of the only fans he is losing because of the time hes taken to write this book. Sorry for the negatisim but I had to get it out. I remember coming on to this site everyday to see updates and now I’m lucky to even remember if Eragon has ever exist.

    • Djmc7

      true it has taken 6 years at least to write the ‘third’ book which means people who read eldest at the time of release have outgrown the books and vicariously paolini

      • It took three years to write Brisingr and it looks like it’ll have taken three years to write Book 4. I’m not sure where you got the six years figure.

        • Death52547

          I am fairly certain that the six years figure is in reference to the fact that “originaly” book three was to be the final book in the “trilogy.” Three years for Brisingr, the book that was to be the end, and three more for the book that originaly wasn’t supposed to happen, thus the six years figure. And in all honesty, with so many loose ends still to tie up, I could easily see a book 5, unless he intends to use a prologue and epilogue to answer a few of them.

          • Jahooty**

            mmm book five…

          • Spunky101

            i have to agree with Mike Macauley on this one. Christopher said that everything would conclude with book four. To deviate from this before he released the fourth book would be suicide. I dont foresee Christopher doing this because of obvious reasons. O guess the most obvious reason would be that he has written everywhere, in his interviews, and in his last book if i am not mistaken, that the series WILL end with book four.

          • Jahooty**

            I know but is there anything wrong with some wishful thinking.. ๐Ÿ™

          • Surfex

            Yeah, it does say at the end of the book “The story will continue and conclude in book four”
            It would be a bad idea for a 5th book either way as it takes him 3 years a book … and people are already getting bored awaiting the end

          • Surfex

            Yeah, it does say at the end of the book “The story will continue and conclude in book four”
            It would be a bad idea for a 5th book either way as it takes him 3 years a book … and people are already getting bored awaiting the end

          • Everything will end with Book 4. And saying that it took six years to write one book while referring to two books is flawed logic. Yes, the series was originally set to conclude at a third book but it was extended. That means that the series is now four books, taking extra time to write a whole new book. Trying to combine the two books into “one” is unfair and untrue. They’re both standalone books, not two parts of one, and both take equal amounts of time to write and publish.

          • Antigone

            I honestly don’t see why that is a problem. Isn’t an extra book in a series a chance to enjoy the story longer? Besides, if CP stuck to the origonal plan, whe would be left hanging for six years whith nothing to hold on to. Plus, the book would also be at least twice as thick as Brisinger.

          • justafan

            personally, Galby’s getting a little old…especially since we have never even seen him. i want the Inheritance Cycle (as we know it) to end soon and then in a few years I want to walk into a book store and find another book about Alagaesia to re-hook myself into it. but let’s get rid of Galby first!!!

          • justafan

            personally, Galby’s getting a little old…especially since we have never even seen him. i want the Inheritance Cycle (as we know it) to end soon and then in a few years I want to walk into a book store and find another book about Alagaesia to re-hook myself into it. but let’s get rid of Galby first!!!

          • Antigone

            I honestly don’t see why that is a problem. Isn’t an extra book in a series a chance to enjoy the story longer? Besides, if CP stuck to the origonal plan, whe would be left hanging for six years whith nothing to hold on to. Plus, the book would also be at least twice as thick as Brisinger.

        • Itson247

          Book 4 and Brisingr were initially supposed to be one book. so altogether it comes to 6 years. so Djmc’s right.

          • Jahooty**

            Wrong. Christopher got half way through Brisingr BEFORE he decided to split the book. He ESTIMATED that it would be over 2000 pages long. Really, even if he had written both books there are probably a lot of alterations going on to produce a satisfactory book for readers.

            In any case C.P couldn’t just randomly chose a spot in his third book and just say “Oh I think I’ll split it here!” and continue right where he left off. Stuff just doesn’t work like that.

    • Tjsharpe7

      true, you may have been waiting for a while for this book to come out, but unless im mistaken, this is about the same time he took to release the other books, writing a book isnt simple, especially one like this that has a reputation to live up to, and there are a hell of a lot of things to ‘end’ in terms of mysteries and storylines. so if you are giving up now, especially as it doesnt seem like theres too long till the book will be released, end of the year at the latest. just my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sam

      I totaly agree! Exact same situation. 18 now and there’s a world of other books that are higher on my list now. I just feel sorry for the Wheel of Time Fans, they’ve waited nearly a life time and I’ve only just caught up! Only reason I’m on here is because I got the Audio Books for it recently and decided to see what they were like, reminding me of all this waiting!

    • It takes time to write books, just like it takes time to create any sort of materials. Three years in between books is not a lot to ask for.

      • Aubie

        I agree….but at least give us a time period…..u may be publishing it and making money….but u need to realise that u r toying wid our sentiments too……giv us a time frame…to help us know wat to expect……..whether the book will come out in a week….a month….a year….a decade…….or we have to become dragon riders and wait for a century !!!!!

        • Denmark111

          Many people expect it to come out in september. And Shurtugal can’t come with a time period, only CP can and that would be a lot of presure and then he would break it and we would have to wait even longer.
          Play Mass-Effect while you wait ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Denmark111

          Many people expect it to come out in september. And Shurtugal can’t come with a time period, only CP can and that would be a lot of presure and then he would break it and we would have to wait even longer.
          Play Mass-Effect while you wait ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Frederikke Vejen

          You can’t put a timeframe on writting a book. It’s nearly damn impossible. You have to calculate with blocks and all sorts of stuff…

        • TopHat

          My guess it will be out at least by spring of 2012 as we just found out Paolini is still writing small plot within the book. you need to take into account that it still needs to be edited and worked through. Even after that, major changes to the plot could still take place. After the book is thoughrly examined by the author it goes to the publisher which they edit and discuss the details of the book with the author. hopefully there will be few alterations to save the time. Then the book is created by being published and mass produced.
          If you compare book number 4 of the inheritance cycle to book #4 of twilight. Twilight book #4 was realeased 4 months after the release date was given. Then take in the publishers editing of the publisher and the author that can be as little as 3 months time to a year. We know that Paolinin is not yet done the story and their is no telling where he could be.
          4 months after the given release date + 3 months for editing from the publisher and the author we are looking at 7 months at the least. Id say give Paolini another 6 months (totall guessing) for completion of the book and we are seeing about 13 months in the mix. From what we know Paolini still has some more work to do with the book:
          โ€œBook Four is still in progress. As usual, each plot point seems to expand as I write it, but I think when you read it youโ€™ll agree that the story was worth the wait.” So most likely it wont be within 7 months time.
          Again i say my guess is around Spring of 2012 given the account of previous books published. So pick up another book, re-read the series. eventually it will come out. Just be patient whether you like or not it’ll come out when it comes out.

          -Top Hat

      • Thelosttwo03

        you ever thought the a sizable amount of people come just to troll and read troll comments rather than wait for a book they most likely given up waiting for?

      • USMCKenneth

        Ya I know that, maybe I was being a little over dramatic, I’ll still probably end up reading it but my main point was that many fans have probably been lost because of the wait. How many other people can truthfully say that they were here since the beginning? “Based on the traffic statistics…” thats great to hear. But the point is that many of those coming aren’t original fans who got the book right when it came out in a local book store and read them over and over again untill the next one came out. Now that most of us are older we have more priorities and such but idk, just my opinion thats all. I just feel that many original fans have been forgotten and should have been thought about, like someone said I would have been more then happy with a timeline. Still want to read the book but the magic of “whats going to happen?!” has been lost to “I want to know what happens already so I can get on with my life…” Once again, just an opinion.

        “Se onr sverdar sitja hvass!”

        • Honestly, waiting for a single book can’t be impacting your life all that much, can it? A lot of my life revolves around the Cycle for obvious reasons, yet the wait for a fourth book has had no negative impact on me. Certainly if I’ve been fine throughout this, you could be too.

          • It’s alright Mike, we know this is just your way of telling us that you have no life!

          • fan of Mike

            I wish this post had a ‘dislike’ button so I could click it 18 times…

            DO NOT HATE ON THE OWNER OF THIS WEBSITE! THIS PERSON AND HIS UPDATES ON INHERITANCE HAVE BEEN THE ONLY THINGS STOPPING ME FROM GOING (more) INSANE!!!

          • (-.-)

            I agree with USMCKenneth to a degree. Having a time line would have been nice…

        • i can honestly say i’ve been here since the beginning, and i’ll still be here a year from now, if it takes him that long to write it.

          • If you ask me, I think he’s waiting for the last Harry Potter movie to be released and over with before he starts announcing about Book 4. That way, there would be nothing to steal the spotlight.

          • Laurelleaf9

            that is a good point

        • Duskness

          i am sorry that i couldn’t read at FIVE years old.But when my parents came back from new zealand they gave me Eragon and said it might be something i might be interested in as they remembered me being hooked on the movie (but then i read the book and thought it sucked) and i got hooked on Eragon (like da zha vu sorry if i cant spell it).As soon as i finished Eragon I practically begged my mother on my hands and knees to buy Eldest and Bringisar (they were both out at the time but bringisar just came out only one copy left).And i thank you CP for writing a marvellous cycle and providing the oppurtunity to get hooked on reading as it was the first over 200 paged book i ever EVER read and as i have been waiting for 3 years i have read many books that i think are good pecies of writing as ive been waiting and i hope you finish the 4th book soon.

          ????? ????????? Peace

          • Jjake21

            LOL

        • Nwessels

          I may not have read Eragon when it first came out, so i don’t know if i count as one of the original fans, and i don’t think i waited very long for eldest to come out, but i was in the wait for Birsingr, and i have been waiting ever since for the 4th book. i DO get on with my life, i just do it while i wait for the next book.

        • Nwessels

          I may not have read Eragon when it first came out, so i don’t know if i count as one of the original fans, and i don’t think i waited very long for eldest to come out, but i was in the wait for Birsingr, and i have been waiting ever since for the 4th book. i DO get on with my life, i just do it while i wait for the next book.

    • Themetal02

      i know what you mean its ridiculous ive switched to robert jordan even though he is dead his final books come out every 6 months

      • Axel Rivas

        not every 6 months, man. Takes longer. WoT cycle’s a year through.

    • Sarah Jane

      I waited 9 years to see Toy Story 3 and I still enjoyed it greatly despite being 19. ๐Ÿ˜€

      My point is, it doesn’t matter how long it takes. I’ll still enjoy reading the book whenever it comes out. If you give up on the book now because it’s taking so long to come out, you may very well be missing out.

      • snowfire307

        that wuz a great movie. i thought woody wood die… THE CLAW…

    • Brick92

      Seriously, what’s with the melodrama, you can’t go make a sandwich or something while you wait. No one’s asking to stare at your computer screen until the book comes out, go find something else to read.

      • Kat

        wait we’re…we’re *not* supposed to stare at our computer screens until the book comes out? That was a waste of 2 years…

        • Wenton

          hahahahahahha nice one

    • Wenton

      you dont have to tell everyone your leaving because no one cares, just leave

    • Rutscbk

      The answer lies in your local library. Seriously how hard is it to pick up another book and start reading while you wait? Iv read like 16+ series since i finished reading Brisingr and I’m damn glad i did. When the release date is confirmed ill plan to re read the series so I’m back up to scratch but for now I’m Content to sit back and focus on other series.

    • Nwessels

      don’t give up! patience is a virtue, and the waiting will be worth it. that book will come out, no matter how long it takes, so don’t lose hope!

  • Inheritence FTW

    I hate to be unoriginal, but unless this is some new character we haven’t met, I’m thinking this might be our first hint of Galbatorix(:

  • alucard

    But where’s the rest of the newsletter?

    • I’ll put it into the newsletter archive when I get home.

  • sirsimon

    Galbatorix, it has to be

  • WARREN 420

    i dont care FINISH THE FRIGGIN BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thou who wears a cape shall die by it :

    I predict an epic fail for uncle Galby !

    • I LOVED her character. Easily one of my favorite movie characters!

    • Aladora

      I want her to say – Galbatorix, snagged on one of his dragon’s neck spikes! (It was supposed to be on here, not on the other comment. FAIL. )

    • Wrench Wench

      Edna and Mrs. Potatohead = Awesomest aged female animated characters ever!

      • Kobble

        … I thought Edna was a guy…

        • Nwessels

          How could you think Edna is a guy?

        • Grammar Nazi Jr.

          She smokes, so her voice is deep. Get educated.

    • Bcbbb

      she reminds me of my spanish teacher too. she looks just like her.

      • Aladora

        She also looks like every Japanese lady in Hawaii, they are all complete look a-likes. And like 4 1/2 feet tall. xD

    • Emraldi

      CP doesn’t actually say the man w/ manid fingernails is wearing the black cape…

  • No you all know its Eragon, he goes bad in book 4….. just kidding, but yea its probably Galbatorix

  • Shurtugal28

    I’m thinking Galbatorix in his throne room!

  • Shurtugal28

    I’m thinking Galbatorix in his throne room!

    • ajihadandvarden

      oh really fantastic galbatorix in his throne room which consists of a stone table and a brazier.hOW Noble for a king to have his throne there.u know wat i think even the poorest person in alagaesia will have a room like that. (Sarcasm)

      • RIGHT!? You would think he would at least have a table made out of something classy like mahogany…

        • Wyrm3.0

          “I do have a desk though, its made of mahogany… mahogany….” -King Yemma, DragonballZ Abridged

        • ajihadandvarden

          no i would think he’d have a table made of gold or silver or well…granite or marble or something.Fitting u know for the king of alagaesia.

        • ajihadandvarden

          no i would think he’d have a table made of gold or silver or well…granite or marble or something.Fitting u know for the king of alagaesia.

  • OMG.. I’m sure its about Galbatorix! Can’t wait!!!!!

  • Badass

    I think it’s galbatorix, all the clues point to him…

    • Aubie

      My opinions are the same….besides..galbatorix has a black dragon ..right ?
      So maybe …..he will be shown in the book with black colour everywhere…….does go with the black cloak……….besides…..every author likes to show the main antagonist with black colour

      • Badass

        Yeah, some how the black make them even more badass! ahaha XD

      • Badass

        Yeah, some how the black make them even more badass! ahaha XD

  • deyja

    Definitely Galbatorix!

  • tbear333

    OMG, OMG have any of you read the wikipedia article about this, it says that eragon drem-scrys (whatever) himself shirtless (:D) and bloody in a dungeon that is not Galbatorixes omg omg THIS COULD BE IT!

  • tbear333

    omg omg, do you think maybe this is like, in the past or something? that would be so cool if it was like idk, morzan or something! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Darthmegatron69

    Horst

    • Drako

      mmm who else do we know that always was in the dark, and there have been hints of his return!!!

      • Evansshawn98

        what if one of the forsworn secretly hid away kind of like how oromis hid

  • Spirit

    Obviously Galbatorix. Groomed fingernails, black cloak? Maybe he captured Eragon and has some kind of ritual with the coals and what not. Or not, either way. But Galby does seem the kind to have dashing fingernails…

    • I fully agree with you. My non-existent money is on Galbatorix as well.

      • Galbatorix was my thought too.

        • I think you’re just trying to copy Mike!!

      • Mudvaynerocker17

        It’s Galbatorix. Remember in one of CP’s interviews, he said that the story wasn’t going to just follow Eragon, but many characters, just like Brisingr and Eldest before that. That scene is going to be in Murtagh’s storyline, for it’s pointless for Eragon to be captured.

        • CP has already told us eragon has been captured. in the comic-con interview, he said that eragon was shakled, and it was hinted at he might be dying.

      • Mudvaynerocker17

        It’s Galbatorix. Remember in one of CP’s interviews, he said that the story wasn’t going to just follow Eragon, but many characters, just like Brisingr and Eldest before that. That scene is going to be in Murtagh’s storyline, for it’s pointless for Eragon to be captured.

    • Darth Edocsil

      I’m pretty sure its galby. Maybe he captured Eragon (or someone else) and is torturing him or her, hence the coals

  • Chocolat

    Yes!! I think this may be one of the final scenes!

    • Jumpergirl2056

      dear god, I hope so!

      • CP&A&Efan

        Yeah, really. Me too.

  • Elzurdo90227

    solembum

  • firemonkey

    Galbatorix!!!