Big Book 4 News On The Way!

We’ve heard from our friends at Random House that big Book 4 news is on the way! Be sure to stay tuned to Shur’tugal as we’ll be breaking the news as soon as we hear about it! In the mean time, what do you think the announcement could be? Let us know in the comments!

  • Olwe Of Dorthonion

    It is called Inheritance and it comes out in November 8th this year

  • Catherine6635

    see i tried telling you guys that i knew news was on the way but what did i get? a bunch of hater comments and that email banned from this site.

  • Catherine6635

    see i tried telling you guys that i knew news was on the way but what did i get? a bunch of hater comments and that email banned from this site.

  • ILikeForeshadowing

    Eragon will use the teleport spell he learned from Oromis to transport a rock straight into Galbatorix’s head. End of Story. Derp.

    • Guest

      wards :S

      • Hugiiiboy

        no one can consider every possibility 😉
        and i mean, why would galbatorix place a ward to stop people teleporting shit into his brain?

  • FanOfCP

    Its released. INHERITANCE the name, 8th NOvember the date BOOYEAH

  • Anonymous

    Il be bugged if its an expansion! hehehehe though its highly unlikely!

  • Horsegal4ever

    It MIGHT be an April Fool’s joke. Just a random thought. Then announce something big. But I heard it’s releasing this week, and April Fools is next week, so, I just commented for tnothing but randomness.
    P.S. I think it’s title. Possibly cover. Unlikely release date. But then, that’s what everyone thinks. But then, it’s kinda obvious. What else could it be? RANDOM HOUSE is announcing it, after all! DYING WHILE I WAIT FOR THE NEWS!!!!

    • Oesterichl

      yeah because its april 1st right now

  • Eagle H2Ofall

    Mabe name and cover? In one of CP’s newsletters I think he said something about the title and mabe cover being released sooner ratherthan later. Very exiting!

  • AJ

    about bloody time we got some news …

  • Guest

    Perhaps the release date of the release date? haha jk I’m excited.

  • Dennis

    Probably just going to say that CP is almost done writing

  • Anonymous

    ahahaha i dont mind what the announcment is, as long as it’s good ;]

  • Snikkel

    And I think the news is coming in a feek or two, three, like always with this site.

  • Snikkel

    Do not have to much expectations. I think they only gonna say CP has to do just another 50 pages before the ending of Book Four, or something like that. Nothing serious. Maybe they even say “the ligth at the end of the tunnel” :S

  • Roxor

    Wtf! I became 100% sure that the book had a release date when i saw the title -.- Omg

    Yes, I do think that a date is comming

    • Jamessorbie

      Where did you see a title?

    • Aerdha

      you lie there is no title, look at the book four facts on this site, and you will see there is no title or book cover yet and that any you see online is fake.

  • shane

    i think that it will either be the release date or the title. we already know that the book cover will be a green dragon. that has been made clear, and an excerpt of the book has already been released as well. so like i said either the title or the release date, or possible both if we are any kind of lucky that is/

  • Willgall19

    is this a big announcement that someone else was announcing that they will soon make a big announcement?

  • Willgall19

    if they bated us with this for anything less than the title and the release date i’m gonna drive you new york myself to tell them how i feel about it

  • Orox1229

    I DON’T think it will be the cover, because the people at random house are annoying, so they won’t show us what the over is until the book is i the shops.
    I DON’T think it will be the title, because they don’t want us speculating too much about what the name is.
    I DON’T think it will be an excerpt from the book
    I DO think it will be the release date, and that release date will be the 14th of september, because all the writers seemed to have agreed with one another to release their books in september (Isobelle Carmody – The Sending, Rick Riordan – The Son Of Neptune and I think the Throne of fire), also because people tend to buy more books later in the ear, probably coz they are on holiday and cant bother waiting to get home, and then wait a few months for the book to get into the library.

    • Anonymous

      The Throne of Fire releases May 3rd, and not in September, while the Son of Neptune is due in October, not Sept, though I guess a month here or there doesn’t really disprove whats above. Precision is a bit of a flaw of mine 😉
      What you said is not applicable to me though, as I live almost on the other side of the globe, and will be hard at work when these books come out, besides having to expect them late 🙁 And forget libraries, my local one stocks up only once in four years, though thats just my misfortune.

  • ThereIsOnlyNow

    Christopher Paolini is my third favorite writer.
    (The first and second being JK Rowling and the King, of course.)
    I recently read somewhere that the Inheritance Cycle would only appeal to young teenagers and not so much to more mature readers. This highly infuriated me because Mr. Paolini, being of a younger age, writes with high detail and suspense that easily rivals the King. Needless to say, sometimes he has me drooling and other times, I’m almost afraid to turn the page for fear of what enticing plot twist may lie ahead. Hitherto, I simply think whomever dubbed the series for younger readers is an illiterate ass who was too self-righteous to divulge in the marvelous world of Alagaesia. May he die a death unworthy of any human, knurlan, or elven rituals.

    Oh, and I think it will be the release date.(:

  • katherine

    the book will be released on 21 december, 2012…we see the first page and then we die
    (doomsday)!!!!

  • SheWhoHasWaitedTooLong

    If it’s only one of the big three (release date, title, cover art), I’m actually gonna guess it’ll be the release date. If I’m interpreting this previous shurtugal post correctly, we got Brisingr’s release date before the title or the cover art: http://shurtugal.com/2008/01/16/book-3-titled-brisingr-book-cover-new-release-date/

    • SheWhoHasWaitedTooLong

      oh, and just so no one gets too excited: the release date for Brisingr was 11 months after the announcement of the release date. Meaning we may not get the book this year even if the big news *is* the release date.

  • Olorin

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they are announcing that they are releasing the book 11/11/11

    • Alz_582

      That would give me a little less than a week’s worth of shipping to play as much Skyrim as possible. Still I would prefer it a week earlier, it will only take me about maybe four days max to finish the book I’ve been waiting for for three plus years by the time it is released. Then I can happily destory my own social life by going straight home and staying there all night as I kill dragons in Skyrim and scream, “Die Thorn!” at my TV. 😀

    • Alz_582

      That would give me a little less than a week’s worth of shipping to play as much Skyrim as possible. Still I would prefer it a week earlier, it will only take me about maybe four days max to finish the book I’ve been waiting for for three plus years by the time it is released. Then I can happily destory my own social life by going straight home and staying there all night as I kill dragons in Skyrim and scream, “Die Thorn!” at my TV. 😀

  • All Hail Brom

    its going to be the announcement of the book title along with the announcement of the first draft being finished!!!!!!

  • Captain Obvious

    My guess: It will be saying that CP is done writing the book, and that they are starting the editing and cuting and re-writing. Same thing happened for the last HP book. I would bet money on a 2012 release date… not much money, but some…

  • Erataugh

    So… Shurtugal is announcing randomhouse’s announcement that randomhouse will soon be making a big announcement?

    (^*_*)^

    • Jrmystphn

      Bahahaha!(:

    • Willgall19

      ahhh you beat me too it. i literally just said the same comment at the top.

  • snapekillsdumbledore

    snape kills dumbledore!!!!

  • WiN-iT

    i love the cycle so far and even if i had to wait 10 years id be just as excited about it as i would if it comes out this year…im a fan of CP’s writing for life…and if patience is all i need to let him finish a book to its ultimate potential then so be it
    now…id be insane to try and say that i dont care when it comes out…i hope its ASAP! but im not gonna waste my time with being upset…i love how long its taken just as much as iv hated it …its building more suspence and its gonna make Book 4 that much better…but as far as what this feed is actually asking i think its obvious that i would agree with most of you title cover and release date would be a nice little bonus

  • stenr

    I know ill enjoy it when it actually is released but dear god the wait for this book has been quite a ridiculous journey in itself…

    • Willgall19

      why did you choose your name to be water? i woulda chose vindir.

      • Jamessorbie

        It’s not it’s “Stone” Adurna is “Water”. But anyway, I would like to see the cover or the date of the release. Either would make me happy. Not so much the title as it might now as it might not make real sense to us. For example Brisingr who here expected a book to be titled after a sword?

      • Anonymous

        isnt stenr stone?

  • Michaelfan13

    Why do they got to tell us this and make us wait? and it does suck the forums our down as well

  • ZachyD

    Well a book cover release isn’t really news, I think news will be a release date or maybe title. If a title is big news to them even.

  • therapist

    if its not the release date im going to be forced to give christopher a stunner….

  • Anonymous

    ugh – inheritance forums down – now im really screwed… please more comments-im bored

  • guest

    it better not be anything stupid i swear if that book isn’t out by the end of this year im not even goin to bother reading it. one thing is for sure though after all these years of searching for every little strand of new information this book had better be worth the wait if it’s just an average good book but not something i could live without reading im going to be pissed.

    • Calebgiard1

      why do you and so many others seem so down about the wait. it builds anticipation for the book and its fun to speculate on what the writer has in store for the characters. plus we waited forever for the 5th harry potter book but there were million around the country anxoiusly waiting at midnight to get a copy. so chill and get on with your life while waiting.

  • Anonymous

    Dude TELL US ALREADY WHEN THE BOOK IS COMING OUT!!!!

  • Guest

    It’s probably just telling us that they appreciate our patience as it will be another 4 years until released.

    • Anonymous

      dude don’t be so pessimistic

  • Dawnfire216

    i hope the announcement isn’t something stupid like ,”Book Four is going to be 400 pages long,” or something like that….
    OF COURSE IT’S THE RELEASE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ok now i’m happy…. and full from starbucks ice cream….
    actually i’m kinda sick…….
    oh and how soon will we know?!?!?!?!?!!

    • Anonymous

      if you convince yourself that its the release date then ur gonna kill urself if its something stupid, but im praying its the release date, praying so so hard!

    • JAWOL!

      I agree its the release date, why else would randomhouse be in it if it was the number of pages shurtugal would figure it out w/o randomhouse 🙂
      FINALLY THE RELEASE DATE!!!!! I WAS GOING TO WRITE THE ENDING MYSELF!

  • Love this series can’t wait!

  • handytimelord

    I REALLY hope it’s the announcement of the release date and title 😀

  • Thorin

    Knowing them, they’ll probably release the date that they’ll release the release date. You know, say “On September 2, 2124, we will tell you the release date and name of the book.”

    • Dragoness

      Hilarious

    • Anonymous

      ROFL! gud 1

  • Dumdum

    It will probably be the date they release the release date and cover

  • Yeah like you guys said book cover/release date. If it is split in two I hope one of them will have Galbatorix’s Dragon on the cover=Epic!!! I also think that…now this is just a hunch. but I think that arya will get the next dragon. because it says that the next egg is green. and arya uses green magic. and that means Eragon and Arya can get together because the dragon is a boy and saphira is a girl!!! then again just a hunch!

  • Phantom

    If it’s two-five more is fine by me….Just as long as is good!….NO GREAT READING!!

  • Phantom

    If it’s two-five more is fine by me….Just as long as is good!….NO GREAT READING!!

  • Anonymous

    maybe random house is just saying that in order to keep us on our toes

  • Anonymous

    maybe random house is just saying that in order to keep us on our toes

    • Dragoness

      I think so too… but you’ve gotta give them credit for keeping us on our toes for nearly 3 years!

  • Anonymous

    who knows when

  • Anonymous

    yea but this ‘news’ might not be released until

  • Anonymous

    yea but this ‘news’ might not be released until

  • Book4fan

    I think its the title and cover art, along with a release date for later this year, probably in the fall

    • Dwarfman

      November 8th, lets celebrate!!!!!

  • ALZ

    my guess would be that it’s the title, cover, and i’m really hoping it the release date.

  • If CP split the book again I will read it without buying it as a protest…I can’t wait more 2 years to know the end of the story

  • man i no longer care about it

    • AzureSkye

      Then why are you on this site? If you don’t care, why be on a fansite?

      • easy, what i tried to say was that i no longer feel exited about news coming, but as you were so smart to notice and so gentle to point out i obviously still care

  • BraveNewWrld

    they are anouncing that book 4 is too long and is being split into 2 books….. again.

    on a more serious note i bet its title and/or cover. i dont think its going to be release date(despite how much i want it to be) but definitly not gonna count that out

  • AzureSkye

    We’re all hoping something we’ve wanted to know for a long time: the title, the cover, or the release date. Now, it could be all three, but that doesn’t make sense from a marketing stand point, they’ll want to release all three separately for maximum hype. Now, releasing the release date for an unnamed book doesn’t make much sense. So, I don’t think its the release date. Ditto for the cover art, though it is a better bet than the release date. My guess, if this isn’t just a useless hype, is the title. Of course I could be wrong, and it could be all three. I think thats what most fans would want right now! 😉

    • Zeppp222

      Not really an original thought, as the same thing has been posted about 30 times in the last 24 hours, but you are none the less on the right track. A release date is out of the question for obvious reasons. (no title has been named and they have not yet announced that the book is complete or near completion) Cover art would be big news and a smart way to build excitement without revealing anything too significant and without commenting on anything related to the book’s release or CP’s progress to date. I think we will have the news thursday night or friday afternoon. I can assure you, however, that the news is not useless hype – because Random House never has a hand in any of Paolini’s useless hints and teasers.

      • AzureSkye

        Sorry, but I only back read 4 pages–I wasn’t going to read them all….And I agree with the end of the week release. Makes sense for them to give it a few days to circulate before they actually tell us anything.

      • Leroy Jenkins

        theyve actually said many times the book is nearing completion

      • Anonymous

        Who knows…
        First of all the front cover or book art was already finished(it was finished quite a long time ago)
        Second of all, i am pretty sure he has a name for book 4 by now if not before he even started writing book 4 or even before Brisingr(maybe CP is using the title he originally intended for book 3)
        Third of all, like everyone’s saying: it was announced numerous times that Book 4 is almost finished, so seeing that they haven’t announced or introduced the cover art or the name yet, i don’t think they are going to release these 1 by 1.
        So all i am saying is that it’s a possibility that they are going to tell us everything.
        And also – for all we know, this news could be something totally different from the cover art, title, or release date.

  • Jack Groom

    If it is anything besides the release date, I will personally see to it that Christopher Paolinin is assasinated.

    • AzureSkye

      And then we’ll never get the book. Or anything else he wants to write later…..and its not even his decision what to release! Blowing up Random House would be more productive…. and its still counter productive, and just stupid. *Disclaimer: I’m not condoning violence. Just proving a point.*

      • Jack Groom

        Ill steal the book for myself. then when ive read it 3 thousand times i will burn it.

        • Tkeathley1342

          Or you could sell it and make TONS of money….

      • Jack Groom

        Ill steal the book for myself. then when ive read it 3 thousand times i will burn it.

      • shruikanstud

        Calm down oprah!

  • Doughnut_luvr

    Hopefully Mr. Paolini bought a llama. Or a duck.

    • Fell Phoenix

      Just wondering….Why?

  • Ryanwesterbeck

    it hopefully will either be the cover, the title, or the release date or a combination of the three

  • Trevorhortin

    realease date for the love of all things holy let it be the release date

  • White Rider

    I really hope it’s the book cover. Can’t wait to see it!

  • Big Fan

    The name of the book. Most definantly. Hopefully. Please? :3

  • Guest

    I hope the release date is within the next 6 months. It’s been too long.

  • DW

    almost as bad as rrm its been so long since lat book

  • DM

    Am really getting tired of waiting. Am ashamed to say that I’m losing interest

  • It’s worth pointing out that Random House hasn’t established any patterns with the release of information about Christopher’s books. There is no reliable way to determine the release of a “release date” based on random dates in the past.

  • Loivissa

    I have no idea what the news could be but I hope its the release date AND title! 🙂 so excited and impatient for this book!!

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  • Sonsuz varislik fan

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    • confused…

      what he said

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  • DuSundavarFreohr

    It has to be the title or release date ! Or possible greenies name I guess, but let’s hope for the first two ! OR ALL THREE!

  • Big book 4 news? To me, there’s only one kind of big news for book 4. The title and the release date. Nothing else is important until that book is in my hands.

  • Evilsportsdemon

    I have been waiting for this book for YEARS . I think he will have to announce something big soon, i am tired of all the monthly interviews and contests i know he wants to keep himself relevant for as long as possible. but enough already!!!!! he told us that he decided to write the last book in two parts so he had to have and ending in mind already . i think he just wants to milk his moment in the sun for as long as possibe just get it done

  • Altosk

    Happy early birthday to Mike then. 🙂

    Towards all of those people saying it’s probly just an interview or something:
    You’re lucky he does even that. And, on another note, when have the staff at Shur’tugal website posted in advance that there’s big news about the book, if it’s only an interview? If anything, they’ll say “Interview almost ready” or something similar.

  • Blastoise87blue

    Please fix the inheritanceforums

  • FYI: Mike Macauley’s birthday is in 7 days.

    • Samuel

      Which one?

  • FYI: Mike Macauley’s birthday is in 7 days.

  • Gobs

    Maybe the book name or the green dragon name…

  • becky

    I HOPE it’s about the release date, I actually can’t stand this anymore 😛 I’m dying to read this book !!!!!

  • rh

    yeah… ive heard this one before. ohhh new book four news. i bet its just some contest or another interview about nothing again

    • MiniMachine

      I don’t think it will be another contest or interview, because they said they’re getting the information from Random House, not CP himself. Usually Christopher Paolini will announce interviews and contests on his own. It will most likely be a title, cover, and release date.

  • Irishgreenny

    If this isnt about the title, cover, or release date, then this site has lost all credibility

    • Good you know you think so highly of Shurtugal.com!

    • Misswriter18

      How does it lose credibility? It was going off of Random House’s twitter feed, not speculation…

    • Misswriter18

      How does it lose credibility? It was going off of Random House’s twitter feed, not speculation…

    • Guest

      “Big News?”

  • Irishgreenny

    If this isnt about the title, cover, or release date, then this site has lost all credibility

  • Durza… ( WAITING)

    Hopefully u release the title and maybe the release date of the book…

  • Durza… ( WAITING)

    Don’t take me wrong, i really love these books, but i just can’t handle it anymore!!!
    please! end our suffering and Get it finished!

  • WAITING!

    YOU…MUST…TELL…PAOLINI…TO…GET…THE…BOOK…PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PS: i’ve been waiting for this book for ages!!!!!
    Please no more teasers about the book getting to the end.. ( 6 months ago )

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think Book 4 is coming out this year. What are your guesses guys?

    • I still stand by my theory of book 4 not coming out until after HP 7 part 2 is out of theaters. It just… makes sense. nothing to take the spotlight away from CP then.

      • Vashiel

        lol what about all the Twilight fans? with that new movie coming out and all

        • twilightdragoness

          Who cares about the Twilight fans? This is supposed to the end of a truely epic series that many have waited years for, while Twilight is just another hyped-up section of the vampire-romance novels that are far too common in my opinion. Let it come out ASAP!!!

    • Dwarfman

      November 8th !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Dwarfman

        2011

  • Anonymous

    I really need to hear that. I don’t know what to wait from them, though.

  • PrettyBullet83

    OoOo!!! I can’t wait!!!!

  • Tony91smith

    for god sake stop faffing around making us guess the title and release dates! get the bloody book out so we can read the bloody thing! it’s taken long enough so it better be worth reading!

  • Aethelbert

    Here are my guesses:

    1.- News that Christopher has already finished the book
    2.- Title
    3.- Release date
    4.- Cover

  • Rafael A.B. Rix

    Release date, cover and sneak peak plz… 😉

    • Jahooty**

      didnt we already get one?…..

      • We got a sneak peek, but not title or release date.

        • i STILL haven’t seen the sneak peek of book 4 yet. I don’t have the money for another copy of Brisingr (spent all my money pre-ordering the 3ds)

  • I think that they might have a rebellion on there hands if they did that. I might be intereted in leading it if it came to that. 😉

  • Catbird

    Finally, more news/info on book 4. I can not, but must, wait for it to come out. I LOVE the Inheritance Cycle!!!! They’re as good as Lord Of The Rings.

    • Zepp222

      The inheritance cycle books are not in the same league as LOTR. Comparing Paolini to Tolkien is blasphemy, and real proof of literary ignorance and immaturity.

  • Hungry!

    According to the Twitter,the news is coming this week–so probably not today. I would guess Thursday or Friday.

    It might be they only just decided that they could set a release date, and now have to pick it. It takes a book (from a known, popular writer) two-three weeks, usually, from when it is handed in to when a release date is announced.

  • Enza

    “We announce that book 4 is’n the last chapter of the Inheritance Cycle. There will be a fifth book ….. eccetera …. eccetera!” ^_^ maybe it could be!

  • Emeric

    Title, Cover and Release date? :DDD

  • OromistheWise

    Lets just extrapolate a bit here…. till the announcement that we are waiting for.
    Checking the archives of this site, I found that
    Eldest Release Date: 23rd August 2005
    Eldest Cover Officially Released: 14th January 2005
    The Date on which they announced that Eldest was finished and to be published(Hopefully the same announcement we are waiting for): 19th December 2004

    The Inheritance cycle split was announced on: October 2007
    The first draft finished in April
    Published on 20th September 2008.

    Eldest…the date from which it was announced to the date of release: Something like 8 months
    Brisingr… the time period was: Nearing a Year.
    I think however we must discount the Brisingr thing as he was announcing a split in publication.
    My conclusion: Release date can’t be more than eight months away.

    It seems much closer however because he’s been telling that he has been close to finishing this book for quite sometime. So… My …. rather hopeful guess…in six months time with only editing left in the writing process.
    So… September.
    And also if I remember right, September is the anniversary of his beginning to work on the Inheritance cycle.

    • Horsegal4ever

      That’s really good reasoning,OromistheWise. Also, September is the month a lot of things are released in the publication world. It just is that way for some reason. So, yeah, my gut feeling tells me publication is sometime around the September 20ths.

  • Guest

    We have big news!!!! We have big news!!! 😀 lol all that this post says….

    • MaggiMc

      You guys don’t get the point. By petitioning Paolini to do this you would completely undo any significance it would have. It’s a dream for the author to independently notice Mike’s hard work and make his own decision that it deserves recognition. If you send him a petition, and he acknowledges Mike, then know one will ever know if he did it because he truly appreciates the hard work, effort and time Mike has put into it or if he is simply placating fans.

      I can’t speak for Mike, (for one reason because we’ve never met…) but if it was me I wouldn’t be a huge fan of the petition idea. Just think about it before you send it… or actually ask Mike if he thinks its a good idea. It would be hard to tell people who are coming from such a good place that you really didn’t want them to speak on your behalf.

      It’s a nice idea, and I get it is to honour someone we all really appreciate, but look at it from a few different perspectives before you follow through on something that can’t be taken back.

      • MaggiMC

        Replied to wrong comment… See discussion below = P

  • Evanshawn98

    We,Fans of Inheritance, petition to Christopher Paolini to add Mike Macauley to your acknowledgements so that his dream that ” when I flip to the last page of Book 4, I may see myself in the acknowledgments (one of my “dreams” from the past seven years).”
    ______________
    Shawn Evans
    ______________
    Ally Marshall
    ______________
    Josh A.
    ______________
    Alan Gresov
    ______________
    Brandon Moseley
    ______________
    Kenneth J Silver Jr.
    _______________
    Olivia H.
    _______________
    Kamala
    _______________
    Victor Karström
    _______________
    Caleb Palmer
    _______________
    Shelby Nicole
    _______________
    Casey E.
    _______________

    • Leroy Jenkins

      Add Leroy Jenkins to the list

    • Tristynpup

      Teehee. I know Caleb.. 😛
      This could be the release of the title and/or cover. The title is usually an important thing.

    • Zepp222

      I am completely against this idea. He has in no way contributed to Paolini’s work in the inheritance cycle. Mike merely created a book chronicling the creativity of another individual…He is a fan….just an obsessed and extremely involved fan…..

    • INEEDTHE4THBOOK!

      Josh B.

      • INEEDTHE4THBOOK!

        insert in the list of names above

  • Evanshawn98

    think about it. he was up to chapter 4 in 2010. his books are about 30-35 chapters per book so i think it will be the title and cover page and within the next 3-4 months the release date will be released
    (lol release date released) :P:P:P

  • HedonisticAdam

    So they announce days before an announcement that they are going to make an announcement without any details of when they are going to make it?

    Why not just say it then? I do not understand this whole situation.

    • OromistheWise

      Marketing my friend. There is a big bad world out there with people wanting to make loads of cash( not the authors). The Inheritance cycle is a big thing and this is going to be the start of an intensive marketing till the release of the book, hyping up to the shit end of moon. They want to market it so much that you go craving for the book like an addict the day it is released. That’s what they want anyway.
      All these decisions I am sure are beyond the author’s hands. Paolini certainly won’t be calling the shots about the marketing bit.

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  • Ecthudan

    It could be anything, but if it’s “big news” then it’s probably the title, the cover or the release date. Maybe all three (rather unlikely). Or maybe just the cover (I hope not) or the cover AND the title. Only the release date would be strange because you would be giving a release date for an yet (officially) unnamed book. Well, I’m curious either way.
    I wonder how long it’s going to take for this information to be released: A day? A week? We’ll see. I hope he finishes writing that book before I’m gray and old… 😉

  • Jshanik

    i think its going to be that the story is to much to finish in this book and that its being made in to 2 books.

  • emma

    ugh! i am so sick for waiting for this booooookkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • epicgordan

    I bet it’s going to be the title, cover and the release dates. After all, Random House did say that they will be bringing in some really big news shortly, and it doesn’t get any bigger than that. I know that some people may be doubting this, but when you think about it, why would Random House suddenly announce that there’s some big news coming? That doesn’t happen that often, if at all. Because of this, I bet it’s going to be the title, cover and release dates. Can’t wait for it.

    • Zepp222

      random house didn’t really announce that big news would be coming. They told Mike M that news was coming. And they do this all the time with highly anticipated books. They won’t blow the wad in one go. They will give one piece of information at a time, milk the title – cover- release date for all its worth.

      • Misswriter18

        Why not be a little more hopeful and not bring everyone down. Wait until it is either the really big news or nothing at all to say “I should have been more optimistic” or “I told you so…” We have been waiting long enough…why not let us hope…? =D

    • Zepp222

      random house didn’t really announce that big news would be coming. They told Mike M that news was coming. And they do this all the time with highly anticipated books. They won’t blow the wad in one go. They will give one piece of information at a time, milk the title – cover- release date for all its worth.

  • Anonymous

    lol…it wont be dat late man for sure! I have faith in him!

  • Jaimegibbs95

    I am feeling around September also as the others came out mid to late September…Happy Birthday to me.

  • Anonymous

    HEY Mike….Lets start a prediction content kindo thing…Like a form entry …like da Goblet OF Fie in HP :p …and 3 lucky winners(if its more than 3 lets go for a lucky draw) who predict correctly get signed copies of book 4!

    My prediction : SEPTEMBER 23RD ,2011

    • Anonymous

      I predict around december 21st of 2012

      • Anonymous

        Lol no man! not so late! Ive got faith in Christoper!

        • Anonymous

          lol im kidding but if i had to guess it will either be in september or in december of this year

    • Evanshawn98

      November 13,2011

    • Horsegal4ever

      Sep. 13th, 20th, or 27th 😀 plz plz pzl plz plz ….

  • Lyss412

    Last night I had a dream that the big news was that book 4 was coming out tomorrow. Let’s hope it comes true 😉

  • Bell

    The release date maybe?

  • Ebrithl

    howcome their friends at random house didnt actualy tell thm the news

  • Michael Smith

    It might be that he is going to add Mike Macauley to the acknowledgments and the petition worked. Fingers crossed for u Mike.

  • Michal Dubianski96

    Book 4 will be divided into 2 books hahaa 😀

    • LOL. There would be *riots*.

    • Anonymous

      I would be so pissed!

    • Yoandoniyo

      That would be great.

    • LethrbIaka

      I would kill myself then xD

  • Gsarnacki

    The news will be let out on 4/1/2011…It will be “April Fools!!!” Hahaha!

    • Evanshawn98

      lol:P:P:P:P

  • Kithsahan

    THE PRICE OF BOOK 4???

    • I’m pretty sure you could make a really easy educated guess at that one 😛

    • Dwarfman

      $27.99

  • Dractan

    If I may recommend something for those of you who are going nuts from waiting. Download the Stress Reducer Desktop Destroyer. It really works!

    • Michael Smith

      also try meditation. Its just as great for slowing heart rate as it is for getting rid of the images of the soldiers uv killed.lol

  • Jesse33125

    They’re going to announce that they will be releasing the book as an ebook first. They just signed a deal with iTunes, why else would they do it? They’re trying to make up for lost time since all the fans are pissed about this taking so long, so they will release it earlier by releasing it as an ebook instead of having to go through all the manufacturing processes. Then after everyone buys the ebook, they release hard cover for all the true fans… Make more money and satisfy the fans at the same time…

    • I’m not sure they’d be really keen on sharing 30% of the sales with Apple…

      • Anonymous

        I really dislike how Apple is so popular. I will admit they are good computers but for the price of a crappy new Macbook you could get a super duper gaming computer minus all of the censorship done by apple.

    • Zepp222

      I disagree. Paolini has expressed his love for actual physical paper books over e-books countless times, and I don’t think he would change it up so late in the game. Also, you can’t charge nearly as much for e-books as you can for the hard cover copies that are so often released first. Releasing E-books before paper books would cause a massive cut in profit because desperate fans would be pirating e-books from the very start. Copies would be all over the internet, and no one would wait the extra time to buy the book in person.

  • I’m definitely hoping its something substantial. In order of most wanted:

    1. Release date
    2. Title
    3. Cover artwork

    • a

      i think the most wanted is the book 😛

  • Jefftj91

    Title. Definitely title.

  • Amanda Svit- Kona

    Será que agora sai?? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Mike, what do you think that the Book IV news is going to be?

  • Cogerbrandon

    you quoted “the lord of the Rings”- the fellowship of the ring…..gandalf rocks
    and tolkien

  • Stillwaiting

    Hopefully a title and release date it is more than overdue…

  • Jahar Narishma

    I have a suggestion. The idea comes from the site of Brandon Sanderson.
    Make a progress bar. If CP has an assumption on how much he is to write, then he can insert his writing progress in the bar so that all waiting readers get something more distinct to go by than “soon”, “getting near” or “a little more”. (too bad this is the last book and probably in the end of writing or editing so the bar will say little now)

  • Haven

    ALLELUIA!!!!!!!!

    Something concrete at last ^-^ i was beginning to tire of all this subterfuge

    • Shadezero

      it’s ‘hallelujah’

      • kat

        it’s both..

  • Arion Naomi

    I agree with Horesgal4ever.. Some of you guys are just disgusting. I the books I wrote had comments like this while the fans were waiting for the next book, I’d stop writing for a year or more. I wouldn’t want to. Chris isn’t an MFer, you illiterate, impatient, son of a Razac. He’ll release what ever is ready to be released when it is ready. No sooner, no later.

    A wise author once wrote for a character “A wizard is never late, he arrives precisely when he means to.” I believe that the same holds true for authors. They will release when they are ready. Not every author is going to rush through their book by setting an unrealistic release date for themselves (Like Rowling did when she was writing Goblet of Fire). Reminder too, it took Tolkien FIFTEEN YEARS to write Lord of the Rings. If it took Chris that long to finish book four, I’d say that the wait was definately worth it.

    Chris will blow us all away with an amazing book. The most amazing book that we will have read during the year it is released. Just you wait and see. It will be great, rivaling LotR in awesomeness and blowing HP and that icky Twilight out of the water from being so increadible.

  • Arion Naomi

    I agree with Horesgal4ever.. Some of you guys are just disgusting. I the books I wrote had comments like this while the fans were waiting for the next book, I’d stop writing for a year or more. I wouldn’t want to. Chris isn’t an MFer, you illiterate, impatient, son of a Razac. He’ll release what ever is ready to be released when it is ready. No sooner, no later.

    A wise author once wrote for a character “A wizard is never late, he arrives precisely when he means to.” I believe that the same holds true for authors. They will release when they are ready. Not every author is going to rush through their book by setting an unrealistic release date for themselves (Like Rowling did when she was writing Goblet of Fire). Reminder too, it took Tolkien FIFTEEN YEARS to write Lord of the Rings. If it took Chris that long to finish book four, I’d say that the wait was definately worth it.

    Chris will blow us all away with an amazing book. The most amazing book that we will have read during the year it is released. Just you wait and see. It will be great, rivaling LotR in awesomeness and blowing HP and that icky Twilight out of the water from being so increadible.

    • Zepp222

      It is a joke to compare Paolini to Tolkien. They are not even in the same class. If you know anything about Tolkien you would know that the lord of the rings trilogy and the hobbit were only part of the middle earth world that he created. The story was only the last movement of a larger epic Tolkien had worked on since 1917. He created entire languages, both written and spoken. He created maps and legends and histories with an attention to detail that put Paolini’s works to shame. I don’t mean to take anything away from Paolini, because the inheritance trilogy is an impressive body of work. But Tolkien created wonderful pieces of music, poetry, art, and myth to bring his world of middle-earth to life. His writing was a social commentary, an analysis of the complexity of mankind and human nature, an in depth anthropological study, and an analysis of theology and philology, while also being a captivating piece of entertainment. Tolkien created characters and built personalities in a manner that make Paolini’s characters look like stick figures. My point is that you cannot compare the two authors, and you cannot use Tolkien’s writing timeline as justification for Paolini’s tardiness.

      • Michael Smith

        The Lord of the Rings is actully one book, not a trilogy. Look in the forenotes of the second edition version and ull c that it is just six volumes broken into three books with two volumes in each book. And I should know, I have the book with me. U got told.lol But u r right that JKR does put more work into his map detail. just look at the fold out map in the 2nd and 3rd editions.

        • Evanshawn98

          JKR wrote harry potter so how did Rowling put map detail?

          • Michael Smith

            Sorry. like I said, I have bad adhd and get things mixed up all the time.lol : /

        • Ebrithl

          you just admitted that it was split into 3 books , and generaly that is called a “TRILIGY”! Now who got told.

          • AzureSkye

            He mixed them up. In the Ballentine 50th edition, its 3 *volumes* and six books. Tolkien always saw it as one story though, and it was his publishers who split it up. However…Even then, its still not a trilogy.

          • Michael Smith

            Thank u. At least u understand wat I ment. Im not very good at talking but I have had a masters degree reading level since the sixth grade in the accelerated reader grading scale… lol (Im a mega nerd and proud of it)

        • Michael Smith

          I made a mistake on my reply. I put JKR instead of JRR Tolkien. Sorry. But im adhd and i have almost 40 things on my mind at once and they get as tangled as a baitcast reel nest.lol

      • Anonymous

        in my own honest opinion it is wrong to compare authors whether they are close to each other or not

      • Sully

        GET OWNED. SULLY ALWAYS WIN!

    • Danno

      NICE Goodkind reference!, I would recommend the Sword of Truth Series to anyone wanting to kill time waiting for book IV

    • Michael Smith

      Actully, if u count the 17 years from 1949 to 1967, wen he died, that he was constantly making revisions and correcting mistakes as part of writing the single book, then he worked for 29 years on his story and he still wasnt finished with it. Also I agree with u on how some people come on here more to cuss and complain then to give thr opinion. If I was CP I would tell u that u just have 2 get some patience and if u dont like it, u can kiss my countrified tail. Id rather wait another 5 years and have a story that would rival the popularity of Lord of the Rings and Narnia combined then to write one to appease the fans and have it suck more then a Hoover. I have adhd and i still have enough patience not 2 complain like some spoiled two-year-old. If u r trying 2 be patient but u r having a hard time, try meditation. it has helped me A LOT and has kept me from knocking a good many peoples’ teeth out. Just breath deeply as in the way Eragon was taught. Trust me, I swear by it, it will work.

  • Dixy Normous

    My language is english, and this motha fucka better release title, cover, and release date. its been long enough. BTW, release date is clearly Fall 2011. He probably wanted to get it done in time for summer 2011, but he just didn’t finish in time. i like a september 25th 2011…..giver or take a month.

    • Ebrithl

      Hey keep it clean bad language just means your lacking in knowledge by the way september 25 is my birthday

  • Dixy Normous

    My language is english, and this motha fucka better release title, cover, and release date. its been long enough. BTW, release date is clearly Fall 2011. He probably wanted to get it done in time for summer 2011, but he just didn’t finish in time. i like a september 25th 2011…..giver or take a month.

  • Lcollins7

    Release date, Title, Book cover. Fingers crossed!

  • Dractan

    WOOT! Finally things are moving again! Please be the dang Title, Cover and Release date, and if you have to drop something, let it be the release date.

  • Horsegal4ever

    I read everything before I post, and you know what? I just got disgusted. Look at you! “It better be the release date or I’ll personally see paolini assassinated”. . . ” ” @#*! be the release date” . . . “all this wait is really wearing off” . . . (sorry to those I quoted, no specific reason for choosing yours) Let me ask you guys a question! Would you like the book to be released right now? NOW? Without Chris actually writing the end of the book? Or, hey, maybe he can write the end of the book and give it to us . . . Without editing it! “and they lived happily ever after, far away from all they love . . .” Give him a break! He’s making the book better than any of you can imagine, and when you read it, I bet a million dollars every one of you will say the wait was worth it. It will be here when it gets here. Isn’t that enough? Find some other books to read. Check here briefly. Don’t think about Eragon during your day. Don’t read anything relating to it. The hurts and want will just open again. If you close off connection (except for checking here once every day) thenthe wait will be easier. Trust me. But quit complaining to him. THere wouldn’t BE and Inheritance Cycle without him. And your comments don’t help. Who knows, he might come and check what people say on this blog every once in awhile, even if he doesn’t respond. You really want him reading those words? Such wonderful fans! I know I wouldn’t want you if I were him! Chill, guys. Patience. Breathe in and out. Give Chris a break. He needs all his focus to reach the end of the book by the time you guys want him to. That’s all I’m gonna say. Have a nice day, guys. Don’t cuss. Smile. Read other books.

    • Cmfmilke

      Chris, is this you? If it is, release the book already!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I agree with Horsegal4ever if you say these things about one of our favorite authors, even if it is in jest we still won’t appreciate it one bit. Think before you post.

  • Kookiesprinkles

    Title and cover. Chris said that name will be realeased at the random houses discretion and sooner rather than later. I doubt realease dat but anythings possible

  • Brom_the _Rider

    I honestly think its the name of Book 4 or cover(but not release date). Paolini has told us the title was decided way back when he started book 4. He also has the cover. But, it’s taking him forever to write so he’s going to release the title and cover over a period of time to keep his fans interested in the series. A t the pace he’s writing now, if this isn’t the release date, I don’t know how much longer I’m going to hang on to the series…

  • Lauradejongh_21

    I hope it’s the release date, and I will buy it immediately.
    However, I’ve got to wait some longer, cause I live in the Netherlands..

    • Bast

      You can order on Amazon or something like that. I stay in India and I managed to get A Wise Man’s Fear shipped to me from Amazon. Even The Name Of the Wind is not available here and I had to do the same thing. Its a little more costly but for some books it worth it.. 🙂

      • Serious

        I’m Indian too, and we didn’t have any problems, Brisngr (and Eldest too, I suppose but I don’t really remember) released the same day it released anywhere else in our bookstores. But we do have delayed releases for other books (Rick Riordan springs to mind) and such, but not by much. A month at most, and Amazon takes some time to ship anyway.
        I hope its the release date too, but a cover would be awesome. I remember picking up Eragon because Saphira looked more lifelike on the cover than any other dragon illustration I had ever seen. I can’t wait to see the green dragon, no cover has come close to disappointing me yet 🙂

  • rachthinkseragonrox

    Title and release date :D. Oh, and please can you release the book at the same time in England as in USA?

  • Fathima Faisal

    it’s releae date and cover obviously !!!

  • Nomsan Silkku

    PleasePleasePleasePleasePleasePleasePleasePleasePleasePlease be title, cover and the release date. Been waiting for ages for this and now i’m coming to check every single recess (at school atm) if the big news have arrived. Can’t wait….

  • Amy Elisabeth

    fingers crossed that its the title of book 4 and the release date. Im praying if its a release date, that it will be sometime this year like september. anything longer than that, im affraid i will explode. ive been reading this series since i was 15, now 22 im so so so excited!!!

  • kingsolomon4

    as mansyman765 says itll probably just be -“CP is very nearly almost kinda close to being semi approaching the midway point of deciding if he has decided to be close to almost being done with book 4.”

  • Zvekyy

    I keep Coming Back here to scrap some info Everything couple months,
    But never anything usefull.. Hopefully one day before im Like houndred cp will finaly publish the end..

  • nayanika

    all this wait is really wearing off, i wish they would quickly release it, whatever the announcement is.

  • St. Patty

    it’s taken cp plenty of time to write the dang thing. at least give us a release date.

  • Jack Groom

    If its anything other than the release date, i will personally see to it that christopher paolini is assasinated.

    • lucky9

      least wait till after he finishes the damn book

  • Elf Knight

    Oh it damn better be the title and release date. The title and cover can wait I just want to know when the thing comes out. Took CP long enough! *grr* Thanks anyways, Shurtugal, for posting this. Even if it’s not the release date it’s good of you to keep us informed.

  • mojo

    It will probably be the title and cover, but hoping for a release date. 🙂

  • homertherat

    Probably some kind of hype builder. A release date would just make my month, though.

    • Kallandra

      It’d make my year!
      Or at least hope it’s a cover/title.

  • nobody important

    it will be something at least i mean it doesn’t have to be big news just news for me

  • Hope it will be the Titel and the announcement of book 4!

  • Elf Fan Forever

    OMG!!! Idk what I hope it will be but I hope Its something good!!!

  • Corey

    Some news would be nice….but i’m not expecting anything serious from this news. If this isn’t the release date, I’m not even gonna buy book 4. I’ll wait til somebody uploads it to a torrent site and download it out of spite.

  • vice24

    All 3 cover titel and date book should come out med to late 2011

  • Michaelfan13

    Man if they dont tell us soon, I think this website is going to go mad

  • Chrisbrap42

    I don’t give a flying fornication about a name or a cover I just wanna know when it’ll be out!!!

  • Misswriter18

    I’m excited… I keep checking back here just for the hopes of getting to see that the book release date has been presented to us! I want it! I hope it is all three at once… I mean, CP has known the title since Brisingr… He’s seen the cover…. and so all that has been left is release date! COME ON! Let it be all 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Amethyst Rose

      I so agree. Announce three, you get the fourth info free! The fact that Christopher has finished the fourth book! That’s what I’m hoping for!

  • Mansyman765

    Guys… they post that they have big news before they actually give you the news so that they can gauge the enthusiasm level of the fanbase. Once again, we fail.
    “I don’t think the news is going to be as big as it seems.”
    “CP is very nearly almost kinda close to being semi approaching the midway point of deciding if he has decided to be close to almost being done with book 4.”
    “…fellow members to this site should not get their hopes up too high.”
    n
    Heck o! Get pumped!

  • Flufy_the_giant

    hopefully its a release date.. or the name of the book.

  • Me

    I don’t think the news is going to be as big as it seems. It will be a nice bit of info but other than that not much. I could be wrong though

  • Zepp222

    eragon was released August 26, 2003
    eldest was released August 23, 2005
    brisingr was released September 20, 2008

    If the 4th book was released late summer or early fall of 2011, it would come 3 years after brisingr. Just as brisingr came 3 years after eldest. CP and random house have timed their release dates with the end of summer and start of the school year on purpose – and it would make sense if they stayed true to the september release date as brisingr broke all sorts of sales records nearly 3 years ago.

    That being said, I personally believe that we will see book four hitting the shelves september of 2012. The big news is not going to be big news at all….it will be some tasty tid bit intended to help ease the pain of the patiently waiting fan base. If you don’t throw them a scrap every once in a while, you can’t expect them to eagerly wait around for another year and a half.

    • Mr. Anonymous

      Scraps r gud!

    • Horsegal4ever

      I don’t know, Zepp222. I say it’s this fall, but that may be my hopes talking. Other authors have their release dates planned waaayyyy before the month of release; then again, Chris isn’t and ordinary author with an ordinary series. We’ve still got 9 months till late summer/eraly fall. It could happen. I hope it’ll happen!
      Thanks Mike for this heads up! It really twisted my gut when I saw it wasn’t here yet, but it’s still pumped me up and I Can’t WAIT!!!

  • Michaelfan13

    Thanks guys now im going to have this in my head until it happesn lol jk

  • Michaelfan13

    Hes going to tell us thats it’s done! lets hope =D man i hate whent hey do this. Tell you something big is going to happen but we got to wait, it sucks but it’s worth it

  • Esasaki!!!

    My friends all think I’m too obsessed with this series and maybe I am but I am so excited for this news. If it does not end up being amazing, I will cry (not really) but I will mentally cry…. Please be a release date!

  • Etelani

    Hnnnnngh I’ve been rereading the series this past week (no joke) and I’ve been itching to hear newsssss :3

  • Tommy

    AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS…. drum roll… CP is very nearly almost kinda close to being semi approaching the midway point of deciding if he has decided to be close to almost being done with book 4. More info to come soon, and by soon we mean another progress report in July and then another coming in 2012.
    If they announce anything truly intriguing about the book it will probably be the title followed by cover art a month or so later, and at the earliest a couple months after that a spring 2012 release date. I, like most anyone else on here probably, was kind of hoping for a fall-late fall release but that seems less and less likely, around a year from now seems plausible. And announcing all three big lead ups together would be awesome but I don’t see it happening.

    • cimmeron12

      deja vu… haha

    • Random

      Haha yea youre probably right. Im guessing it will be about an almanac to the recently published almanac. Maybe a very vague update, like, “writings going good, just finished a page, might finish another few in the next 6 months or so.”

  • This is quite exiting but fellow members to this site should not get their hopes up too high. CP may have very-well finished the book and have been “pulling our leg” for the last while. This announcement may very well be a release date but in the case that it isn’t there shouldn’t be sad readers moping around.

  • This is quite exiting but fellow members to this site should not get their hopes up too high. CP may have very-well finished the book and have been “pulling our leg” for the last while. This announcement may very well be a release date but in the case that it isn’t there shouldn’t be sad readers moping around. In all truth we should be happy for whatever news there is on the book, good or bad.

  • poopstick

    They’ll say Paolini is taking too long to write the book, and they are giving the rights to another author.

    • cimmeron12

      nooooooo. dont even say that. haha i would cry

    • Mr. Anonymous

      Nice name…

  • oromisgladr

    This is quite exiting but fellow members to this site should not get their hopes up too high. CP may have very-well finished the book and have been “pulling our leg” for the last while. This announcement may very well be a release date but in the case that it isn’t there shouldn’t be sad readers moping around. In all truth we should be happy for whatever news there is on the book, good or bad.

  • Esasaki!!!

    I hope, to the gods, that it’s the long anticipated release eat. I already pretty much know what the title and cover art is (or they’re pretty good fakes…) so I’m just awaiting the release date.

    • Ebrithl

      The it was a good fake because Christopher and Palencar are the only ones who have seen it.

  • Frazier

    i seriously hope its a release date…this has been going on long enough

  • Bellatrixxxx

    Oh mY god im sooooo excited!! I wonder what it is! Better be something good!..I seriously gotta stop posting stuff-__-

  • Zepp222

    does anyone know how the previous books were released? Brisingr for instance…. Did random house release the title first, then the cover, then the release date? Or did they tell us that CP was done writing before giving other info? or was it done in some other order?

  • Random House

    Random House: “Due to his inability to finish a book in a timely manner, we have decided to drop Christopher Paolini and the Inheritence Series.”

    • Blagden

      i mite crap myself if that happened hahah

      • Mr. Anonymous

        You and Poopstick there

  • Bellatrixxxx

    But annnnyyways it gotta be something big since the decided to announce ahead of time the fact that a big annoncement is on its way…i bet its something stupid and obvious like…Arya will fall in love with Eragon.

  • Ebrithl

    I realy want to see the cover art but I’d rather the release date.

  • Ebrithl

    I realy want to see the cover art but I’d rather the release date.

  • Bellatrixxxx

    UGHH i got so excited when i read the title of the Artice that i skipped the word “News” so instead i read “Big Book 4 On The Way!”!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

  • Bellatrixxxx

    UGHH i got so excited when i read the title of the Artice that i skipped the word “News” so instead i read “Big Book 4 On The Way!”!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

    • PyroTDE

      Thats freaking awesome! Your comment made me laugh a lot. I personally try to keep my hopes down in case of being disappointed as you obviously have been.

    • Bast

      I’m sure its going to be a Big Book 4, as in a gigantic Book 4.
      And i’m sure its on its way this year. I think the only possible things Random House could announce are a book cover, name of the book and a release date. I think any info about the story would have been given by CP himself.

    • Blah

      Me too.

  • Guest

    I havent even waited for my kid to come to this world for this lonng……

    • Zepp222

      thats an odd comment……

      • WhoKnows

        Very odd indeed. Is she talking about pregnancy or that her kid literally just arrived on earth from an unknown existence?

  • Guest

    I havent even waited for my kid to come to this world for this lonng……

  • your mom

    probably the first sentence…

  • Luke23

    I can see it now. Random House- “yeah we were just kidding about that whole book 4 thing, we decided to stop at three.”

    • Aladora

      I’d go all Angry-Eragon-Fan on their butts! Bring a blue nerf sword, light it and beat the crap out of them! xD

  • n199aaaaaa

    random house is about to announce a formal apology on behalf of Paolini for the alarmingly subpar books series that has wasted so much of all of your lives.

  • Bonesrulez

    Honestly, I don’t think we will get the release date nor the cover or title. It’s probably them telling us Christopher is done with book 4 and keep tune we will have the release date,cover, and title in the coming weeks.

  • Bonesrulez

    Honestly, I don’t think we will get the release date nor the cover or title. It’s probably them telling us Christopher is done with book 4 and keep tune we will have the release date,cover, and title in the coming weeks.

    • Zepp222

      I have to agree. The only other reasonable alternative would be the release of the title. Details of the cover have essentially already been revealed – and therefore cannot be considered “big news”. And giving the release date before announcing that the book has been finished would mark a distinct change in the publisher’s normal operating procedure. Expect one of the following (or a combination of the following):
      1. an announcement that the book is complete
      2. the title
      3. an official cover (and of course the title printed on the cover)

  • Zepp222

    I ask again SULLY. given up hope? I don’t hope that the book will be released….I know it will be released eventually. I hope that CP and random house come to the realization that after so many years of waiting the fans only have some much patience for teasing and press release games. These types of anticipation building ploys are only effective and appropriate when the fan base is still buzzing from the previous installments. Can you honestly say that the fan base is still “buzzing”? Or are the fans just simply waiting with ever diminishing patience for the conclusion of this story?

    • Sully

      GET OWNED. SULLY ALWAYS WINS.

  • saphira

    “like a boss” it makes since because the dwarfs dont have a rider yet!! and all you who think its gonna be arya… psh!

    • PyroTDE

      And the dwarfs wont have a rider. They were not included in the spell that binds dragons to humans and elves. Its mentioned in Brisingr when Orik is giving his account about Eragon being attacked.

  • like a boss

    the new rider is gonna be a dwarf amg!

  • baws

    ive been waiting like 2 years for a new book but it just never comes. Ive lost all hope and now assume the CP is hiding in a bunker with Hitler’s illegitimate grandchildren plotting world domination through anticipation and blackmail

  • baws

    ive been waiting like 2 years for a new book but it just never comes. Ive lost all hope and now assume the CP is hiding in a bunker with Hitler’s illegitimate grandchildren plotting world domination through anticipation and blackmail

  • Dariya

    They’re probably going to announce CP has died and can no longer finish the book, and sorry to all those dedicated fans out there that have spent everyday on this website.

  • Rootbeer1999

    Be it big or small, I’m still very stoked!

  • Rootbeer1999

    Be it big or small, I’m still very stoked!

  • Is “on the way” hours or days?

    • Zepp222

      most likely days – this site isn’t normally updated on an hourly basis.

    • Zepp222

      most likely days – this site isn’t normally updated on an hourly basis.

      • alexch184

        its not even updated on a daily basis, more like weekly if we’re lucky

  • iLoveDragons94

    Release Date!!!!!! :3 *Crosses Fingers*

  • Alex

    Cover, Release Date, and Cover= Memorable Moment!!!

  • Alex

    Cover, Release Date, and Cover= Memorable Moment!!!

  • Cubsrule6710

    It better be The cover and the Name
    I hope! Thank God at last it gonna be here soon!

  • Cubsrule6710

    It better be The cover and the Name
    I hope! Thank God at last it gonna be here soon!

  • Vannet

    finally after faithfully looking for news everyday for 3 years!!!

    • Zepp222

      there is no way we are getting a release date before we get the title and the cover. And there is no way random house would combine three press release opportunities (1-cover, 2-title, 3-release date) into one single news conference. It would just be bad business. I agree some “news” is better than no news, but this piece of information will be as insignificant as the teasers and hints we have gotten over the past 3 years. Get excited – but not too excited.

      • Sully

        Your Still Harsh…

        • Zepp222

          harsh? or am i just being realistic?

          • Sully

            your realistic comments are offending to people who care to follow the progress of the book as it is being published. Even if its the smallest amount of information for people, it still gives hope. By your posts your giving you probably have given up hope and are now tearing down more people with your hateful comments.

          • Zepp222

            given up hope? I don’t hope that the book will be released….I know it will be released eventually. I hope that CP and random house come to the realization that after so many years of waiting the fans only have some much patience for teasing and press release games. These types of anticipation building ploys are only effective and appropriate when the fan base is still buzzing from the previous installments. Can you honestly say that the fan base is still “buzzing”? Or are the fans just simply waiting with ever diminishing patience for the conclusion of this story?

          • Mr. Anonymous

            Just sayin but there isn’t any harshness or negativity here. It is really the normal sequence of events before the book is released–nothing more. I can’t see any reason to be offended really. Zepp222 just has an interesting way of going about saying things.

          • Sully

            Naw… He isn’t harsh at all. I just enjoy a good argument. lol

          • Zepp222

            given up hope? I don’t hope that the book will be released….I know it will be released eventually. I hope that CP and random house come to the realization that after so many years of waiting the fans only have some much patience for teasing and press release games. These types of anticipation building ploys are only effective and appropriate when the fan base is still buzzing from the previous installments. Can you honestly say that the fan base is still “buzzing”? Or are the fans just simply waiting with ever diminishing patience for the conclusion of this story?

      • alexch184

        exactly, but all their going to tell us is expect a release date soon and by soon they mean 2 to 3 months.

  • its about TIME

    • ClaireV

      Wooow… I totally agree.

  • Vsod99

    People say hes taking too long to write the 4th one, but hes only in his 20s and I’d like to see anyone else here write a GOOD book thats over 500 pages long… but its true that id really like to read that 4th book… anyway finally we’ll get some info!

  • Zepp222

    its going to be the title and/or the cover. but who really cares? its not like an image of a dragon and some vague single word title are going to reveal anything. This is just the first step in a long campaign to build anticipation and excitement for a book that has already been two years over due. In about six months we will be told that CP has finished. In another six months we will get the release date. And a year after that any remaining fans will be disappointed by the over-hyped result of CP’s 6 years of “hard work”.

    • Sully

      Harsh much?

    • Buck

      ok doucher, why even comment on this if you think its that worthless? just get off the site, and quit being negative about this, good books can take MANY years to write so just quit complaining

    • WhoKnows

      Yea I doubt it will even be that big. Probably something like, “CP just finished chapter 3, wohoo…More big news coming soon, stay tuned.”

  • Sully

    AWG!!!!!! wooot yes!!!! its coming finally!!!!

  • Dwarfman

    It has got to be the title, book cover, and release date, otherwise Random House wouldn’t get involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ovirules

    alright leave Paolini alone he rights great stuff and is very detailed, he is only in his 20’s, and yet he has written 3 books, i doubt u could write a 500+ pg book in 2years

  • Sarah

    cant wait!!

  • Sarah

    cant wait!!

  • Sarah

    cant wait!!

  • Sarah

    cant wait!!

  • Sarah

    cant wait!!

  • Sarah

    cant wait!!

  • Sarah

    cant wait!!

  • Sarah

    cant wait!!

  • Sarah

    cant wait!!

  • Anthony13240

    i think it might be either title, cover page, or the release date. he is an amazing writer, but you guys have to be nice. people complain that he takes too long to write a book, but most people cant write a book over a few hundred pages and actually make it GOOD. give him a break … im sure the book will be worth the wait XD

  • Jjerzeybrown

    i started reading this series because we ran out of grown up books in iraq now im probably the oldest guy on here waiting patiently for book 4 but hopefully my 9 yr old daughter doesnt finish the first three before it comes out id hate to have to wrestle my copy away from her after work

    • acord797

      hey…
      just fyi, i’m 31 and got started on these when i was 27…so ur not the only old one:)

    • Starwarsguru69

      Your not the oldest unless your older than 35.

    • Anonymous

      I’d be willing to bet you are a long ways from the oldest guy on here, I’m sure I am old enough to be your father.

      The Inheritance Cycle is considered young adult books but they are the best books to read.

      I’m sure the information will be the title and release date which I am sure will be later this year. We already know the cover is supposed to be a green dragon facing right, unless it looks straight ahead like Eldest because Brisingr faces right.

  • Veritas

    its either a title the cover or the release date or all three or the first two

  • Veritas

    its either a title the cover or the release date or all three or the first two

  • Yankingsfan

    Seriously, I somewhat understand Patrick Rothfuss and George R. R. Martin taking so long so come out with their books because The Kingkiller Chronicles and A Song of Ice and Fire are amazing! The Inheritance Cycle is OK borderline good. Paolini’s books are not the best and most detailed pieces of writing out there. Yes, he is talented and is learning, but come on. It is sad to see so many young fans waiting for this book and the author is taking about 2 years to long to write it. Plus, what is up with him holding back info on the book, like the title? If he has known since the last book, let your fans have some info while you are dragging them along on this pointless journey. Stop coming out with pointless books like the Guide to Alegasia or Inheritance Almanac and do something productive. With that said, he will prob just announce a the date in which he will give a hint about the actually date of the possible release.

    • billy

      paolini didnt write the inheritance almanac do your research but i agree on the title thing

      • Yankingsfan

        Don’t get all offensive. Sorry if your feelings were hurt. No research needs to be done, I was just implying that both of those are a waste of time/ pointless books.

    • nigel incubator jones

      Mike Macauley wrote the Inheritance Almanac. It’s a dedicated fan guide and so not as pointless as Eragon’s Guide to Alegaesia.

      Other than that, I completely agree with you. I finished Wise Man’s Fear with relish and can see why it took Rothfuss the time it did to complete–Kingkiller Chronicles is epic!

      • Yankingsfan

        I couldn’t have asked for more from A Wise Man’s Fear and it was well worth the wait!

        I am looking forward to the last book of the Inheritance Cycle because it is the first fantasy series that I ever started to read. I just hope that after all this time, I am not too disappointed.

        • Bast

          Truly A Wise Man’s Fear was absolutely brilliant! I’m already looking forward to the last one. Finished reading it twice!!!

      • My Inheritance Almanac is signed!

  • Kmt27

    I cant wait

  • nigel incubator jones

    Those people hoping for/predicting a summer release date announcement have no concept of how long it takes to get a book published or how much work is involved…

  • Calebgiard1

    tsince the title has been withheld for so long its more likely that it is the release date and they will release the title only a few days before the book is released.

  • stickyking mike

    random house are going to announce that they dropped paolini

  • myaim

    Yes. Very exciting news, maybe a cover or a title, knowing Random House they will most likely attempt to way-over hype it.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully it is something like a release date, because if given the choice I would prefer a release date to a cover any day.

  • Joelitos

    Im just waiting for the release date so i can begin rereading the books again. I even bought them off the borders store that went out of bussiness for a good deal. still havent read them again, just waiting……

  • nosonofmineisgay

    my heart just skipped a beat

  • yodaya

    wait a mo, just started book three!

  • yodaya

    wait a mo, just started book three!

  • Dct828

    im guessing either a title or cover, or the title, cover, and release date. Really think its possible for realease date, since Christopher ahs been continually saying he’s “very close to being done”

  • Anonymous

    finally

  • Crystal

    Big news… and soon. The questions: How big, and how soon? They might release the name or cover, though would that really be called ‘news’? I think it’s still too soon to be the release date… what could it be?

  • Gypsee4258

    Release date maybe ??????? , but probably the cover and the name is about it I think………

  • Anonymous

    …and lets just hope these news are gonna be told sometime soon because Random House’s idea of soon could be in a month or 2 though i sure hope not

  • Elvenfury

    Just started rereading the series, perfect timing; daddy wants a release date!

  • Anonymous

    wouldn’t it be awesome if they announced that the release date is tomorrow( that would make up for all the time we’ve been waiting) yeah i wish
    Well if they give the release date, then im pretty sure they’ll give the name and cover too
    if they gave the name, then they might not give anything else
    and if they give the cover art they also might not tell anything else
    so im gonna pray for a release date

    • Elvenfury

      I think at this point just giving a title or a cover is a little overkill, its time to release the big guns and tell us when this finale is coming out

  • Elvenfury

    Just started rereading the series, perfect timing; daddy wants a release date!

  • Biancacoad

    I think that because of the overwhelming demand for some kind of date to look forward to, it might be a tentative release date, though it is more likely something trivial to keep the fans interest. They are probably just jerking us around again.

  • Sweetie Pie

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully its the Title, maybe the cover, and oh it would be awesome if it was also a release date for the book.

  • I heard that it’s going to be that book 4 is getting split into 2 more books…

    /sarcasm

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, if that happens, i think i will commit suicide

      • Anonymous

        lolz i might have to join u, this wait is killing me!

        harry potter series can only satisfy me once every year or two

  • It won’t be a release date…
    They will probably announce that Christopher has finished writing the book. If we’re lucky, we might have a cover, but I doubt it.

    • Mcase19

      thats a bit defeatist. i think were getting it all! (with the exception of the actual book)

    • Anonymous

      Don’t be so pessimistic

    • Anonymous

      Don’t be so pessimistic

  • Anonymous

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THEY WILL RELEASE THIS NEWS

  • Amethyst Rose

    OMG!!! This could mean that he’s finally done! It’s gotta be that plus the book’s name and release date! Ooooh I can’t wait!

  • ILkILL0128

    oooh, it finally pays off visiting every day
    I guess it will be news on the release date (-please-) or the cover
    What else could it possibly be?

    • Anonymous

      i just started making a point to revisit shurtugal today cuz i felt something was gonna come up lol, otherwise, this is the first time in like 8 months

  • of course the fourth book is on the way..he is still writing it …what’s new? there isn’t any schedule or title…I wish i could read the book

  • It could be anything!

  • mrOriginal

    dude…Dude!!! DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chocolat

    They’re going to say that CP finished writing it! That or the release date.

  • KV

    Release date (I think Nov 11) and/or title…

  • Ringwraith

    I think it will be a free Kindle-formatted copy. In code.

  • Altosk

    I can’t wait for the new book. CP’s style in book 3 was difference than Eldest and Eragon. He seems to have switched to his old styles in the new book, from what I gained of King cat. It’s most likely not the release date, but if it’s the title, or the cover we can very safely presume that the release date’s not too far away. Maybe a summer release?

  • LOLOL

    IT HAD BETTER BE THE RELEASE DATE!!!! if it was i would jizz in my pants

  • Title? Cover? Release date? All of the above? None of the above? Who knows?!

  • with my luck today thay going to release the book next year lol

  • Anonymous

    its the title and that the book is finished

  • Anonymous

    its the title and that the book is finished

  • Release date? Cover?! I am so excited! It’s been forever since we’ve had an update.

    Watch it be another nebulous hint. XD

  • Btrphlydreamz

    Oh man I hope it is the release date too!!!! So excited 🙂 Just finished Brisingr this last weekend and now I dont know what to do! Make a complete box set available too!! I want to buy one as a keepsake for my children

  • LunarWolfArchAngel

    it had better be the release date title and book cover

  • olli

    pls cover! release date is lame in other countrys we know that it will come out in fall 2011.

  • olli

    pls cover! release date is lame in other countrys we know that it will come out in fall 2011.

  • cris

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG PLEASE be a release date 🙁 you’ve teased me for too long Christopher….

  • Qulego

    Wow, this couldn’t have been timed worse. Now I need to speed read Raven Rise, The Soldiers of Halla, Eragon, Eldest and Brisngr! AHHHH!

    OK, this is gonna be awesome!

    Hopefully.

    • Shentosho

      Heh, Pendragon… Sweeeeeeet.

    • ILkILL0128

      another Pendragon fan I see
      enjoy those books, I loved ’em all

  • Faustodom

    Maaaaaaan,almost cuming because of excitation….book cover and title on the way ”D.Hope ”on the way”mean like,in a day or two. If there is any BR there,contact here

  • Loic Jordan

    The best would be the release date, the title, the book cover and a little summary, but the most important are the 2 first ones. Oh my god, I can’t wait ! I’m already rereading all the other books so I can start right after with the fourth !

    • altosk

      No, no summary. That would be ultimately useless to reading the book. I’d much rather wait whilst only knowing the chapter King Cat.

  • Josh

    I suspect the title and/or cover will be the big news. I would expect the release date would be announced sometime after this. To be optimistic though, perhaps it’ll be all three! 😉

  • Bpm135

    At this point any news is good news.. lol

  • jonesk2

    I’m most looking forward to the title. I can hardly wait for the cover but we essentially know what it is. The title is the real mystery right now. It seems a bit premature for the release date, but hopefully I’m wrong!

    • jonesk2

      I’m also hoping “on the way” will be measured in hours or a day rather than weeks or a month

      • Not so sure

        Now I’m worried…

      • Or years, although that isn’t likely.

        • ILkILL0128

          thanks for that, you’re helping 🙂
          But not likely, that’s true for one

      • My gut tells me that it will be one to two weeks until the announcement, though I hope I’m wrong, and we find out that we will be able to purchese a green book in september

    • ILkILL0128

      I wouldn’t say it is a total mystery, CP (almost) said it in an interview (As soon as I finish Eldu… the fourth boook…), anyone’s guess would be Eldunari (which was confirmed to be false), ergo: Eldunarya (plural 😉 )

      • Joelitos1992

        hmm eldunari + arya coincidense? i think not!

      • guest

        where did you see this interview i would like to watch it myself

    • Anonymous

      The Title will be Ebrithil.

  • soccergod123

    I am going to go with everybody else, its either the release date along with the book title and cover or just the book title and cover

  • Yetti5

    RELEASE DATE , TITLE ,COVER and u got it made

  • Mremers

    Hopefully the date of release so i can plan to buy it when it comes out.

  • Probably title and cover, hopefully the release date! Oh joy! This makes me so happy! =)

  • Huntressstripe

    Cover or title!!! Release date would be good too!!

  • Ferd

    Christopher Paolini is pregnant with Mike Mcauley’s lovechild!

  • Anonymous

    when will random house release the news

  • Niklas

    Anything would do tbh. randomly came over the King Cat chapter on some random site a few days ago, it blew me away. Can’t wait for this blessing of litterature!

  • Not so sure

    Just title I think

  • Not so sure

    Just title I think

  • Kevin

    Release date release date release date please please please also cover art wouldn’t be bad 😉

  • Heulynsg

    release date title im going to be jumping up and down the wholllle time

  • Heulynsg

    release date title im going to be jumping up and down the wholllle time

    • ILkILL0128

      wow, that was just what I was thinking I’d do… honestly!

  • Akassios

    I want to read this so bad!!!

  • Niklas

    Is there any idea as to when these news will be comming? 🙂

  • Niklas

    Is there any idea as to when these news will be comming? 🙂

  • Hope :)

    Alrighty ya’ll! Let’s cross our fingers for the title and release date of Book IV!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • Hopefully the title at the very least

  • James

    Release Date and Book Cover and Book title!

    • PyroTDE

      Hast to be. What else is there to release?

      • Jason

        A message stating that they are going to double the original intended length (in books) of the series with a sixth book.

        • ILkILL0128

          no, it was stated several times by CP himself that the Cycle WILL CONCLUDE in book VI, but he might write prequels/ sequels (not his next project though)

        • ILkILL0128

          no, it was stated several times by CP himself that the Cycle WILL CONCLUDE in book VI, but he might write prequels/ sequels (not his next project though)

      • Jason

        A message stating that they are going to double the original intended length (in books) of the series with a sixth book.

  • Guest

    Its the release date and cover!