“Inheritance” (Book 4 Title) Announced, Releases November 8th!

INHERITANCE, Book 4 of The Inheritance Cycle – Coming November 8th, 2011



Random House and Christopher Paolini have officially announced the title, cover, and release date for the fourth and final installment in the Inheritance Cycle! Inheritance, Book 4 of the Inheritance Cycle, will officially release on November 8th, 2011 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The book’s first print run will total an astonishing 2.5 million copies. Additional foreign release dates are to be announced by their respective publishers — Shur’tugal will be sure to update fans when we receive this information.

“The burning questions asked by fans around the world will finally be answered in this last installment,” said Christopher Paolini. “All will be revealed!”

View the official Inheritance press release here.

We are also thrilled to announce the release of our “>Ultimate Guide to Inheritance (Book 4)! Inheritance‘s ultimate guide, the only comprehensive guide to all known facts and theories surrounding Book 4, includes:

  • Complete list of confirmed facts and details about Inheritance
  • Guide to Inheritance‘s “loose endings” (unsolved plot threads)
  • Official theory discussion articles, including: “Who Will Be The Green Rider?”, “King Halfpaw and Book 4’s Released Chapter: Discussion, Analysis, and More”, “Eragon: Tortured and Dying in Book 4”
  • The only stop on the internet for a complete list of confirmed Inheritance information
  • Future home to any and all big Inheritance updates, exclusives, interviews, and more!

Read through the full “Ultimate Guide to Inheritance (Book 4)” now: Shurtugal.com/Inheritance

Another great way to prepare for the release of Inheritance later this fall is by checking out The Inheritance Almanac, the official companion guide to the Inheritance Cycle! You can learn more about The Inheritance Almanac through Amazon.com!

Remember folks: this is only the beginning. Book 4’s official announcement means the beginning of a very exciting 2011 for all fans. Shur’tugal has a substantial amount of activities, events, and more planned for the next eight months and we can’t wait to share them with you. Be sure to keep checking back for events, interviews, exclusives, and more as Inheritance grows closer!

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  • Just have a few things to point out here. The fourth book is due for released november 8th this year. Second, for all the people who keep whining about the movie; I watched it too. I know it sucked as well as all of the dedicated fans, however, you need to understand that Christopher Paolini was the director. They followed his instrutions for the movie. So please, stop complaining.

  • Coolio

    C’mon already. Give us the stupid book. I mean, I’ll read it, but it won’t be as good as other books because I had to wait so long. But at least we finally have a date.

  • Krystal

    I’m pretty sure that what the Rassac was talking about was the name for the language. No one knows the true name of the ancient language and if he figures it out he would be the most powerfull man alive. He could control the whole language and through that everyone and everything. I dont think that roran will be the next rider. Its probably arya or some character we havent met yet. Roran will more than likely become king since he and eragon are probably related to king palancar, and he cant be a rider if that happens.

  • Jimmy

    I just realized something huge. When Glaedr died, he was in the process of using magic, so wouldn’t he have a ton of energy in the eldunari. As Oromis said, whatever energy was available when a dragon dies, is transfered into their eldunari. So Glaedr’s eldunari alone should have the power of like 15 eldunaris

  • Petter

    Hi guys, i don’t suppose anyone has a clue about how long time it usually takes for a book to get translated and buplished in the translated languages?

  • Brom

    the rider is arya brom is goin to be in the book 4

  • Leah

    I don’t want Roran to be the new dragon rider ever Arya I want someone new to an elf and I read the books again in the 3rd book when Eargon stays behind to fight the Rasaac what gets me is that the Rasaac say that Galbortrix is close to finding the name the Rasaac doesn’t say what name and then also when Eargon is talking Oromis he says that Galbortrix returned back to the castle on a task for two years maybe that is what he has been doing then Eargon finds out

  • Leah

    I don’t want Roran to be the new dragon rider ever Arya I want someone new to an elf and I read the books again in the 3rd book when Eargon stays behind to fight the Rasaac what gets me is that the Rasaac say that Galbortrix is close to finding the name the Rasaac doesn’t say what name and then also when Eargon is talking Oromis he says that Galbortrix returned back to the castle on a task for two years maybe that is what he has been doing then Eargon finds out

  • Bmaher1989

    To bad he copied most of his story from 3 other books, and that’s why its taking him so long to make this one.

  • Bob

    Im betting, 900 pages.
    Can’t wait!! =)

  • Bob

    cant wait

  • Magorishi

    cover is bad

  • Magorishi

    cover is bad

  • Magorishi

    cover is bad

  • Derek

    Have we been informed how long Inheritance is yet?

  • Caledor

    I can’t wait to read book 4. I’m a huge fan of the series and have been waiting for this since Eragon first came out all those long years ago. Still I’m a little disapointed in the new cover. Did J.J. Palencar do this one? It kinda looks like a cross between a turkey buzzard and grasshopper.

  • Fabio

    GREEN! Called it!

  • Fabio

    GREEN! Called it!

  • Anonymous

    BOUT TIME!

  • O Quistian

    I’m the green rider!!!!!!

  • Sreid3125

    Im gunna cry if Eragon and Saphira die

  • WhatIF

    Dont forget that Shruiken is not willingly Galbatorix’s dragon. it might be possible saphira and eragon die for Algesia. Roran is king and the green dragon rider. The two dragons are thorn and shruiken under his new rider if its possible for him to be set free. unlikely but possible. and yes i suck at spelling

  • Ajjailor

    ‘Bout time.

  • does anyone even care anymore? I mean I still do (kinda…) or at least I’ll read the newest one but it’s been 8 years since the first book came out and what, like three or four since the third one did? I would have thought a lot of people would have forgotten what even happened at the end of the third book. I don’t even remember well.

    • Purpleitis

      Well if you don’t remember then don’t read the next book. Don’t get all hostile just because you have a bad memory. Who cares how long its been. Its a good story, and personally I’m GLAD that the next one is coming out. I remember the last book well, and I bought it and read it when it came out. And whatever I feel like I don’t remember I’ll re-read in the book.

  • Vanja

    i am soooo looking forward to the fourth book, but since it’s been so long since i last read the first three books, i hope Paolini starts the book with a short summary..just to refresh my memory..there’s just so many little details. i really wouldn’t have the time to reread 2 thousand pages, but i’m definitely gonna be the first in line on the 8th of november 🙂 yay

    • Beautifuldarktwisted

      he always does in the beginning of each book he recaps things fairly well. all the big stuff

    • Beautifuldarktwisted

      he always does in the beginning of each book he recaps things fairly well. all the big stuff

  • is it becuase of brom’s ring

    that’s what he calls the book after brisinger, eldest and eragon

  • like 100 years later finally its been years….

  • Frangelo18

    im dying to have my fourth book…

  • that guy

    i read the first three books in under a month, stayed up all night with the “flashlight under the covers” november is soo close but so far away >.<

  • Shiny-zelda

    Ive been waiting three f-ing years this isnt even exciting anymore i just want it over with

    • Guest

      You are so right.

    • Guest

      You are so right.

  • My life has meaning again!
    Okay, I’m kidding there, but I mean, I was 13 when Eragon came out and I’m going to be 21 when it ends. I can proudly say I grew up with Wizards and Dragons! <3

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    At last!!! Ah, can’t wait… Haven’t been on this site in ages, so this is a pleasant suprise. Thanks for everything, Mike!

  • Nadica

    Oh my god I can’t wait!!Pr

  • Selet

    OMG!! Finally, I have waited forever and lost track of how many times i have read and reread Eragon, Eldest and brisingr!!!

    November is a short time to wait to see how this ends ^_^

  • lets hope they ddont operate on valve time

  • You don’t need to know

    NOO! I just finished reading Brisingr, I can’t wait that long!

    • Lorenaherbas12

      I’ve waited centuries!!!! >:O

  • EowynCarter

    Ah, finally, a date !

  • Aguy

    cant wait… im dying

    • Aguy

      of anticipation

  • guest

    is it just me, or is their anyone else who can’t see the picture of the cover?

    • Guest

      Just u I guess.

  • Cowgirlashe97

    I CAN’T WIAT TO READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE these books. I have been waiting for the fourth one for almost a year.

    • Eragon

      been waiting for WAY over a yeaer

      • Aryan

        year and I love you

      • Eragon

        year and I love you

  • PaulWormie41

    See where many have reread the books. I have read each 7 times. I am so anxious for book 4, that I pick up Eragon and start over till I lay down Brisinger. GOOD RERADING. Not childrens book. I am 69 yo.

  • Paul miller

    Arya seems like the likely choice, but alas, the new rider will be Roran. Think about it. Obvious

    • Yusuf

      It is not obvious at all. Look, the age of the Dragon Riders has past; the people are afraid of magic completely and will not welcome dragon riders back into power once galbatorix is dead. I firmly believe that Roran will become king once Galbatorix dies – he is gaining more and more support from the masses in every scene he is in – and the people will not sanction for a king who will not die for many hundreds of years!

      There is also that scene within the books where Eragon dreams of a ship traveling away with two dragons flying above; this only makes sense if the two dragons belong to Eragon and Arya because Roran will not leave Alagaesia as he has a family there already and no reason to leave.

      • Guest

        It is obvious it is going to be Roran. All the dragon riders are going to be related, hence the series being called Inheritance.

        • Flower80211

          Well what if the new rider is the daughter of galbatorix and this is her Inheritance*_*

          • Creampufx5

            I think it will shock us all, he has had WAY to long to plot this out. he should of had a ending wrote before the first book even hit the shelves. Goodfight Chriss. Owned us all

          • Coolio

            That’s very true. I haven’t read the series in a while, but I’m almost positive Chris is gonna have some weird twist that throws everyone off. I mean, three-four years… C’mon, just get the book out already. He somehow is going to trick eveyone who has been following these books since they came out.

          • Creampufx5

            I think it will shock us all, he has had WAY to long to plot this out. he should of had a ending wrote before the first book even hit the shelves. Goodfight Chriss. Owned us all

    • AwesomeRider

      Did it ever occur to you that maybe it’s Nasuada?

      • Shiny-zelda

        no

  • Have_Rice

    Not a children’s book? This is a children’s book, and most kids finish reading the series in 8th grade.

    • No-name

      I’m in fifth grade and I’ve finished the ones out so far -_-. I wish Orik could be the next Dragon Rider! Orik is cool, I like dwarfs ^_^.

    • No-name

      I’m in fifth grade and I’ve finished the ones out so far -_-. I wish Orik could be the next Dragon Rider! Orik is cool, I like dwarfs ^_^.

      • Dwarf_hater

        nup too short

  • Blödhraudr

    What I’d like to know is, Why the hell are his eyes not green?!?!?!?!?!?!? Saphira’s eyes are blue, Glaedr’s eyes were gold, you know, before.. he.. uh.. died, and Thorn’s eyes are red. But the green dragon’s eyes are FREAKING YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The_asian_shurtugal

      wat wat? u got something against asians? we yellow! u hatin on yellow? fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

      • Shiny-zelda

        Yeah because an asian dragon rider wouldnt signal before flying in my lane

        • Guest_

          YOUR A RACIST BIIOTCH

          • Themmoaonn

            everyones racist, deal with it

        • Creampufx5

          LOL how is him commenting on a Asians Driving racist? Asians do drive bad. just like americans Exercise bad. its the world buddy get over it

        • Creampufx5

          LOL how is him commenting on a Asians Driving racist? Asians do drive bad. just like americans Exercise bad. its the world buddy get over it

    • Same-92

      That’s not a real cover, if you look the picture is the same as the one on brisingr just coloured green, you can tell it’s Gladys from the wrinkled scales, sapphira and thorn both have smooth scales

  • Guest

    The green rider better be Arya, otherwise Christopher Paolini will have one sorely disappointed reader!

  • Marc Andrew Jackson

    the green rider better be arya! otherwise christopher paolini will have one sorely disappointed reader.

    • Same-92

      I don’t think arya, I’m thinking one of those girls who came through the vardens camp in book three.

      • Coolio

        I’m kind of hoping it will be someone no one ever expected, like an Urgal. It would be funny to hear about so many different posts on this saying, “What!?!?! How could he do that to us? I mean I thought it would be Arya or Roran or someone like that. But, noooo he had to throw an urgal rider at us.” I also believe that if Arya isn’t the dragon rider, she will still go with Eragon to where ever he goes.

  • Guest

    we now the next rider has been in all 3 books and i thing so Arya has bean next rider

  • Hoangnhi2311

    i bet the green rider will be Roran!! he is just that awesome

  • Guest

    We know the next rider has been in all 3 books. The most likely candidates are Roran, Arya, Nasuada,or Angela. Those are all I can think of off the top of my head.

    • Someone

      orik maybe?

    • chewbacca

      probally wont be angella christopher said she was made to be very minor

    • Shiny-zelda

      Dont forget the baby eragon blessed shes been in every book

  • Guest

    I hope we will eventually get a picture of Shuriken. sorry if i spelt it wrong.
    Mabey if there’s a deluxe edition it will have a picture of him.

  • Guest

    Is it me or is the Green Dragon VERY similar to Saphira? it looks like a reskin

    • guest

      yeah except for the feather like scales, another position and smaller spikes it is very similar

  • iwantbook4

    wow i actually dont like the title. isn’t that the name of the series? creative….

    • Fdsafk

      He has never been very creative, Eragon-the main character!

  • Gman Soccer Rox

    i think it may be Roran because Eragon was tring to teach him sentra risa (levitation)

    • Dunlacon000

      that’s stenr reisa, and Katrina is having a baby, maybe it will be him/her

    • Rboeglingjr

      *stenr risa

    • Rboeglingjr

      *stenr risa

    • Rboeglingjr

      *stenr risa

  • Piemaster

    o.o this dragon on the cover is my favorite 😀

  • =)

    One of them could be the next rider. But I think the next rider will be one of the main characters. Maybe Nasuada will be the next green dragon rider.

  • =)

    One of them could be the next rider. But I think the next rider will be one of the main characters. Maybe Nasuada will be the next green dragon rider.

  • Eric

    When Eragon was forging his sword he saw elf childrend and rhunon said they were gifted. Is it possible one of them could be the new rider?

  • Eric

    When Eragon was forging his sword he saw elf childrend and rhunon said they were gifted. Is it possible one of them could be the new rider?

    • that guy

      nah i think its roran

    • Sdlakfjlkdas

      I think it will be an Elf or maybe a dwarf – there are too many human riders.

  • Erin_griepsma08

    I was soooo looking forward to the last book to come out THIS weekend, until someone decided that the ending wasn’t good enough and with that the book is as seen above, not being released until NOV 8th!! UGH……:(

  • Astrebler09

    I am kindda upset over the title of this book. It is a big let down.

    • Robertlukemiller

      U r seriously dissing the title? It’s not that important. What’s important is the actual book. Who cares what it’s called

    • FABULISIOS

      yeah they should have called it Empire

  • Jasonbrunel74

    me think Ariya is the green rider cant wait for the release of this book bring it on

  • Destiny

    I think that murtaugh should be freed and, I CANT WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT!!!WHOOO GO ERAGON!

  • =)

    Does anyone think eragon will kill murtagh? Or will murtagh be freed?

    • Dragon’sBlood

      Murtagh will die, no questions asked.

      • GOMURTAUGH

        Fuk YOU!!! Murtaugh is awesome in everyy way! He will be saved and HE will be the one that kills Galbatorix! If i were a chick i would so Fuk Murtaugh

        • Dukes4ever_3

          Or you”re simply gay…….Anayway roran will not be the rider i hope. His strenght lies in his humanity. he will be king or an advisor to the king. I think arya or vanir will be the next dragonrider. Orik is king of the dwarves he doesn’t have time to be so.

          • Creampufx5

            Everyone expects Roran. but it wont be Roran. If he makes Roran a rider then he just makes his books to predictable. Which if thats the case why not give us the damn book years ago if we know the storyline. It will be someone unexpected Majorly unexpected Arya might be a possibility but shes going to live for ever anyway.

  • Hawklet2010

    The scales on Greeni look very wrinkled and rough, similar to Glaedr (old dragon). On the other hand, Saphira’s and Thorn’s scales are fairly straight and smooth (young dragons). Could this be a hint that Greeni has been alive awhile and does not hatch in book 4. I know Christopher has stated that the green dragon egg fragments seen in Eldest are merely a coinscidence but this makes me wonder……

  • Hawklet2010

    The scales on Greeni look very wrinkled and rough, similar to Glaedr (old dragon). On the other hand, Saphira’s and Thorn’s scales are fairly straight and smooth (young dragons). Could this be a hint that Greeni has been alive awhile and does not hatch in book 4. I know Christopher has stated that the green dragon egg fragments seen in Eldest are merely a coinscidence but this makes me wonder……

  • Hawklet2010

    The scales on Greeni look very wrinkled and rough, similar to Glaedr (old dragon). On the other hand, Saphira’s and Thorn’s scales are fairly straight and smooth (young dragons). Could this be a hint that Greeni has been alive awhile and does not hatch in book 4. I know Christopher has stated that the green dragon egg fragments seen in Eldest are merely a coinscidence but this makes me wonder……

  • Gnimms14

    Does the cover have a black dragon for any one else because I’m on my Itouch and it used to be green but for some reason now it’s black.

  • Foxup4

    Type your comment here.
    thats wat my friend told me still not sure though

  • Foxup4

    i think orik is the green rider

    • Marcus

      he cant be because dwarves connot be riders

      • No-name

        Says you. -_-

      • No-name

        Says you. -_-

      • guest

        like he said

      • guest

        like he said

      • Dsfad

        Yeah because dwarves weren’t signed into the pact between elves humans and dragons

    • guest

      no he’s not

    • guest

      no he’s not

  • Joey

    just a question.. is any1 else sad to c these books come to an end? ive been reading these books since i was 14 and i know i will probably tear up when i breeze through this book

    • Wtf_bomb

      I agree, these books has been a joy to read. i felt the same way about Harry Potter

      • Beeba

        Totally agree with you both, i was really sad when the Harry Potter books ended too, and I’ll be really sad when I finish Inheritance too 🙁

        • Creampufx5

          I kinda was glad the HP series ended. there was to much drama and hype about them. its like Twilight gone magical. They start the first book and its TREMENDOUS then it fades as the storyline plays out. Read the OTORI SERIES book 1 Across the Nightingale Floor. if you want to understand what i mean. there are quiet a few books wrote in that series

      • Joey

        yea i understand completely. it makes me happy to finally read this last book, but after that theres nothing to look forward to. it almost feels like losing a distant friend lol. please no cheesy comments about that line kthanks=]

        • No-name

          Don’t worry, I get that all the time. I usually feel like I’ve become friends with the characters in books. You know, I cried when Brom died in the series? And I nearly cried when Murtagh turned bad. If you’re asking, I’m 11 and I don’t want any comments on it please.

          • Joey

            lol yea i understand. for a 21 year old TV has become boring. books and video games are my escape from the daily hassles of school and work. i do enjoy the occasional movie or TV series tho, but they all become repetitive after a while. books offer so many different worlds. i have read over 300 books so far. if you keep reading, in time you will come to understand and adopt my point of view =]

          • Coolio

            Well, I’m 13 and I have read countless books, over and over again. Every good series I’ve read, I read at least 5 times. I just keep going to the book store, hoping to find a new series I can sit and read. I mean, I’ve only read Harry Potter like 8 times and I still like to read them because each time you read them, you find something new, or you think of a different perspective to put things in. I mean, for school we have to do 9 book reports, and everyone reads their 9 books, then don’t read anymore. Me, I read and read then am like “Crap. Which book should I do a report on?” because I’ve read probably like an 8th of our school library. But I don’t think I’ll ever find a better series than this or Harry Potter (which tie for my favorite books).

          • :)

            i really like these book and harry potter too! i’ve also read harry potter like 10 times the eragon books maybe more like 5-6 times. if you like these books i would recommend the percy jackson books and the bartimaeus trilogy, they are both really good books.

    • Sergio

      how old are you now? and i dont mean that in a weird way

      • Legion

        I started reading it when I was 14 also and I’m now 21, I just want to know the flippen end already!!!

        • yalcbelac

          I read all three last year. I’m thinking about re-reading them again before reading the 4th. 😛

          • FABULISIOS

            ME TOO

      • Joey

        hey guys sorry i took so long. im 21 just like “Legion” and i cant wait to see this story turn out. ive already read each book 3 times and i might read them again before november arrives.

    • chewbacca

      he said he was planning another book in algaisia.i hope it is about brom

      • Joey

        i have heard about that, but it wont be for a while. i read that CP wants to write some novels outside of Alagaesia

  • Dattony

    I gotta pee

    • [email protected]

      Why did we all need to no that

  • blade fighter

    CAN’T WAIT TILL IT COMES OUT

  • blade fighter

    CAN’T WAIT TILL IT COMES OUT

    • GOMURTAUGH

      were you talking about the pee or the book

      • FABULISIOS

        HA!HA! LOL

  • Ella

    when is it coming in holland?

  • Emmett Otoole

    when is it comin out in europe? can anyone tell me?

  • Ryjacork

    Anyone els think that Elva might become the Villain in the next series? Paloni hinted that his next book would take place some time after inheritance, and it would contain some new charactures and some old

  • Sailorbob3 0

    Does anyone else think Angela was a rider? She has knuckle bones of a dragon, is “much older than she looks”, and is more powerful than any other ordinary witches.

    • Zoranna

      I have a theory that she was a Forswarn that managed to escape. She ‘changed’.

      • Fritz

        your wrong

        • Creampufx5

          She was ment to be a minor character. but now CP has to make her into something to keep the storyline of Angela great.

      • Fabulisios

        OOOh that would be soooooo cool!!! then she could help defeat the king!!!

    • Guest

      perhaps the dragon bones she has for fortune telling are from her own dragon and that’s how she came accros them

    • Fabulisios

      TOTALLY agreed! she must have been!

  • Braxton Murdock

    That probably is shruikens true color on the front of the cover before galbatorix’s black magic changed it. And when galbatorix dies the dragons color changed back to green cause the bonds are gone Also shruikens missing rider that galbatorix stole the dragon from is probably arya because she does green magic in the book. That would explain why eragon and saphira never feel the dragons presence . And also why she’s so devoted to helping the remaining dragons. That’s also why she is so powerful even under elf standards

    • Kathryn

      I doubt this is true because that would make Arya a hidden rider, and Christopher Paolini has said there are no more hidden riders. Also, the elves’ powerful magic isn’t necessarily dependent on having a dragon. Oromis was no longer powerful in magic even though he had Glaedr. The twelve elven spellcasters sent to protect Eragon are the most powerful yet none of them are riders.

      • Braxton12345

        Still she’s not hidden shes pretty much out in the open

      • Braxton12345

        Still she’s not hidden shes pretty much out in the open

    • Kathryn

      I doubt this is true because that would make Arya a hidden rider, and Christopher Paolini has said there are no more hidden riders. Also, the elves’ powerful magic isn’t necessarily dependent on having a dragon. Oromis was no longer powerful in magic even though he had Glaedr. The twelve elven spellcasters sent to protect Eragon are the most powerful yet none of them are riders.

    • What if thts just the colour of the dragon thatll hatch out of the last egg….. But nice logic anyways:D…

    • Ryjacork

      Im pretty sure one of the elfs in the second book told Eragon that Ayra was born either a year before or a yar after the fall of the riders. Even if there is a few years difference Oromis said that elf childred were tested at age 20, and it has been said Ayra was 100 years old multiple times, so she would have to be at least 120 for that to work, as well as the fact that Brom and Oromis have both said that Galbatorix murdered Shruikans original rider. Interesting idea though, that would be a twist worthy of Shamalan himself

    • Dukelord

      a no he killed that rider and arya would have been like 1 years old and she is powerful because she is the future ruler of the elves and had been trained very young .

    • Zoranna

      Shruikan was already black.

    • Fritz

      your reading to much into it it is supposed to be a childrens book

      • Blast

        it is Not a childrens book -.-

      • ◠_◠ ♡

        It’s definitely not a childrens book

    • that can’t be true because shruiken’s owner was killed by galbatorix.

  • Alexstubb18201

    I’m going to be laughing my ass off, when all those people who said they werent going to wait for the 4th book anymore actually buy the book.

  • Ryjacork

    Oh god, the new Inheritance is on the 8th, Elder Scrolls Skyrim is comming out on the 11th, my girlfriend is gonna be piiiiiiiiiisssssed considering our aniversery is on the 10th… lol

    • Dave

      perfect aniversery present?? buy it for her then borrow it.

    • Dukelord

      ya your done say good bye to everyone you know and love because when the time comes you will have no life

    • Like A Twinky

      Mines on the 13 th and i better read inheritance quick or she’ll kill me damn it whyd you have to say that now im worrying i bought a 2500 dollar computer for Skyrim

  • Im sooo going to buy this!

  • Bwatson586

    You know…..all I can say is that its about TIME!

  • A Venecia94

    I wish, I pray Palancar paints Shruiken!! I really like the Idea of Greenie being wild, it’d be ground for much more new material and would cut out the rigamarole of training it and the process of growing, just bring a new edge to the story. Another thought, I’m not sure if i heard it somewhere or if i actually thought of it, but any sentient being capable of being a shade? A Dragon Shade perhaps?

  • alucard

    704 pages-I guess that’s about what I expected, thought it might be a little longer…I still think it should be released on my birthday (11-11-11)!

    • GOMURTAUGH

      i’ve waited too long for this book, if i have to wait an additional 3 days because you want to feel special i will quite possibly explode with anxiety; or just go brain dead.

    • Shiny-zelda

      just be happy you have skyrim coming out the same day

  • zatchen

    hey anybody thought that maybe its roran wh o becomes a rider????

  • zatchen

    hey anybody thought that maybe its roran wh o becomes a rider????

    • Kathryn

      Interesting idea, but it feels too easy to me.

      • Not easy but rather out of character. Roran is not the type to be using magic, even though he asked Eragon to teach him. If Roran did become a rider, he would outlive Katrina and his son. Something very cruel considering everything Roran has gone through already. To me, Roran being a rider would be more of a curse than a blessing.

        • Michael Smith

          Wait. Roran is having a boy….. Yikes. Ive heard of terrible two’s but what is it for the son of Roran Stonghammer, he who slain nigh on 200 men in a single stand? I say that he sure will b heck on earth to fight…. Hmmmmmm……….. A three year old with a hammer…. Reminds me of the Flintstones.lol (Bam Bam)
          : )

          • No, sorry. I don’t know whether his offspring will be male or female. That was my mistake.

          • Michael Smith

            Thx. But i hope it is a boy tho. He would inherit a lot.lol

    • Zoranna

      Roran becoming the Rider would make him immortal, he’d outlive Katrina, he already said that he wants to be with her forever. Making him immortal would cause him to give up Katrina, he doesn’t want that.

    • Lonniemullenax

      I think that Roran will become the next king of Alagaesia because he became the leader of Carvahall, then is becoming a high ranking member of the Varden, also he only wants to return home, and because of the fact that during the wedding he promises to give Katrina everything she lost and more.

  • Anonymous

    i havent read all the comments so i dont know if anyone else has thought of this.. but does anyone else notice the similarities between greenie and glaedr??? their eye colour is the same gold whilst saphira’s and thorn’s were both their respective colours and greenie seems to have the same amount of horns and in the same places compared to thorn. this is probably completely wrong but couldnt glaedr have sired at least some dragons i mean he was pretty old like he must have at some point, and paolini said there were no hidden riders left.. what about hidden dragons??? im going out on a limb and saying greenie is glaedr’s child male or female and that the last male egg is another dragon entirely.

    • McGeeButtersnaps

      or what if these similarities are because both dragons hatched for elves? You see what I’m saying.

      • Anonymous

        that could be a possibility, why couldn’t a dragons appearance change if they were bound to an elf? hmmmm

      • Sugarplumfairy

        That makes sense. Maybe eye/scale color coordination is affected by the race of your rider…It’s a good theory.

    • Personally, I like the concept of Greenie being a wild dragon, but thats just me hoping. Keep in mind that nowhere in the series has there been a description of wild dragons. For all we know, dragons meant for riders have matching skin and eye colour while wild dragons don’t. But back to your speculations, I believe that Greenie could very well be Glaedr’s offspring, hence the gold eyes.

      • Anonymous

        i dont think greenie is bonded dragon or with the elves even if they are glaedr’s kid, maybe glaedr mated with a wild dragon, which was stated could happen and that all the egg’s remained wild and remained hidden.

      • Anonymous

        i dont think greenie is bonded dragon or with the elves even if they are glaedr’s kid, maybe glaedr mated with a wild dragon, which was stated could happen and that all the egg’s remained wild and remained hidden.

    • bp1031

      i think you may be right, but it looks to me like greenie may be old, look at his scales, they’re long and kinda ragged, like glaedr’s were, i think he may be a wild dragon, but he looks old to me

      • Anonymous

        well greenie if they are wild would and if they are glaedrs offspring would at least have to be 100 years old, hiding all that time after the fall… thats pretty old lol

        • polloloco

          okay, theres a part in brising when oromis says that he never really understood why the human that stole saphiras egg from gabbi didnt steal the other one, that means two were unocounted for until murtaug had thorn. that makes me think that gabbi did not have the third egg. also i know this is kinda dumb but theres a part during part one-ERAGON that paolini said that nasuada was hrothgars daugther instead of Ajihad’s daugther if anybody else noticed that typo plz comment so that proves am not crazy.

      • Zoranna

        Thorn’s scales are long and ragged on the cover of Eldest, he’s not wild. I think scale length might be hereditary, not based on if you are wild or not.

      • Sugarplumfairy

        Glaedr’s scales were never described in the book as ragged, and neither were Saphira’s or Thorn’s. I can’t think of any explainations of why the illustrations do not follow the book exactly…Anybody else?

    • Sugarplumfairy

      I stick to my opinion that greenie hatches from Galbatorix’s egg, but maybe Glaedr did sire that egg. Well, who cares who sired who? There is going to be a new dragon at some point, that we know.

    • Sugarplumfairy

      I stick to my opinion that greenie hatches from Galbatorix’s egg, but maybe Glaedr did sire that egg. Well, who cares who sired who? There is going to be a new dragon at some point, that we know.

    • GOMURTAUGH

      It is a good idea, remember part two of the wer-cat’s advise, maybe he’ll find a ton of missing eggs there.

    • Fabulisios

      or……the picture could just be glaedr colored green.

  • Nicole

    hey..any1 knw wen its releasin in middle east???

  • Anonymous

    i think that tenga may be angela’s father. it only just occured to me, that this is a possibility. aha i would love to read about that! (i love Angela’s character) <3 XD

    • Sugarplumfairy

      Well, all Angela says is that she was Tenga’s apprentice, but anything is possible. Everybody seems to be everybody else’s father these days…

    • Sergiydani

      i think tenga is going to help eragon solve solembons second riddle, also i think when eragon leaves alagasia its going to have to do with that menoa tree. just saying

  • Timo4125

    i belive that werecats are spirts returned to life that is the resason they dont tell eragon their real names.I think is is how eragon will see brom in the next book

    • Kathryn

      They don’t tell their true names because that would give the other person the ability to control them.

    • Kathryn

      They don’t tell their true names because that would give the other person the ability to control them.

    • Kathryn

      They don’t tell their true names because that would give the other person the ability to control them.

  • Anonymous

    my wish is to have mike reply to one of my comments:)

  • Guest

    Anybody else think this took way too long? By the time this is released, Brisingr would be out for four years.

    • Kathryn

      Um, no it won’t. Brisingr was released on September 20, 2008. So it will have just made 3 years when Inheritance comes out. And this is not “way too long” to wait. Despite what some people seem to think, authors do have lives outside of writing their books. It’s not fair to demand that they spend 24/7 sitting in front of their computers typing. Would you want to be required to never leave your workplace? You also have to consider that it’s not just writing the story down. There are meetings with the editors and publishers; there are rewrites; etc.

      • Writers don’t need to be writing 24/7 to finish a book faster than Paolini. Brandon Sanderson writes at least one book per year (and his books are just as long and longer than Paolini’s), and he spends 8 hours a day working (an average workday), only about 4 hours of which are actually spent writing.

        No, we shouldn’t demand things of authors, but it’s not unfair for us to expect books written in a timely manner, especially if writing is their JOB. If Paolini is a slow writer, that’s fine, but people who say so aren’t trying to say he should strap himself to his desk and never be allowed to stp typing.

        • Kathryn

          I don’t really know anything about him other than he took over writing the Wheel of Time series after the original author died. I haven’t read any of his books, so I can’t comment on the quality of his writing or the complexities of his stories. If he can manage to write books that people like that quickly, then more power to him.

          However 3 years to write multiple drafts, edit, publish and promote a book as long and complex as the books in this series have been is by no means unreasonable or untimely. Also, I don’t understand why so many people have been complaining about the wait for Inheritance when the time between the release of EVERY book in the series has been 3 years.

          • Johnnyappleseed

            Kathryn – you need to check your facts their sweet heart. Also, 3 years is a long time when CP himself told us that much of the book had already been conceptualized and some already written.

          • Kathryn

            And you need to use spell check and stop being so condescending. Sweetheart? Really? But check what facts? Brisingr was released on September 20, 2008. And Brandon Sanderson was brought on to continue the Wheel of Time series after the original author died. Those are the only two facts I stated, and they are both true so I have no idea what you’re talking about.

            But I never said that 3 years was not a long time. I said that it was not an unreasonably long time to write a book. Plus, there is a HUGE difference between having a concept or outline for a story and actually writing the story, especially if Christopher Paolini follows a linear process in his writing. When things about the story change it changes your outline and often the entire story has to be adjusted and re-written for something that is seeming insignificant to the reader.

            One example of this would be the incident between Eragon and Sloan in Brisingr. In the orginal outline Christopher had Eragon kill Sloan in Helgrind. However, when he got to that point in the writing process, he realized that this would be out of character for Eragon. This changed the entire story because chapters were added for Eragon to get back to the Varden and later for him to check on Sloan while he was in Ellesmera. According to Christopher Paolini, this one little change added at least 100 pages to the book that he had not intended to be there. And just so you know I don’t need to “check my facts,” this story is from and interview between Christopher and his editor that is at the end of the Brisingr audiobook.

            So you see having the book “conceptualized” or having rough drafts for a couple of chapters does not, by any means, make it writing any easier or faster. It depends on the process of the writer, the amount of editing and rewrites that have to be done, etc.

    • Be glad it didn’t take longer and that we have a fourth book.

      • Beeba

        Yeah, and like Kathryn said below, it will only have been three years, and that’s the usual length of time for christopher. Eragon was released in 2002, Eldest in 2005, and Brisingr in 2008. Now Inheritance in 2011.

        Also, to the people saying it’s too long to wait, my friends say it’s to build up the suspense. Also, they have to actually make the 2.5 MILLION copies, and send them out to the shops, and ALSO like Kathryn said below, there’s also the meetings, and checks, and yada yada yada.

  • What IF

    If you were Galbatorix in Alagaesia, you would be mad, hated, scared, proud, ……
    I would force some of my magicians to create shades. I would also experiment with the number of sprits in individual shade. I would lock all these shades in my prison, to be used as a personal army. I would spend time teaching this personal army discipline, control and ensure they knew how powerful I am.

    Let’s see if you can think like the mad king.

    • Vannet

      problem, shades are very powerful and it took the combined might of a full powered eragon and arya just to defeat one! I know Galbatorix is strong and everything, but most of his strength comes from the eldunari which the shades would be cunning enough to try and take away from him. He couldn’t hold all of them in prison at once anyway seeing as him and murtagh would be the only ones powerful enough to hold them at bay. It would take an amazing amount of energy to hold them at bay which would require all of galby’s and murtaghs concentration, which would lesson their ability to control the empire and fight the varden. I like the idea though so i’ll take a little twist on it. Instead of having a whole bunch of magicians create a ton of shades, create the shades one at a time and, as galbatorix, seek out there true name and force them to swear fealty to you. That way you have they’re absolute obedience without the risk.

      • zatuss

        Galbatorix and murtagh don’t have the talent of Eragon

        • Kudw13

          in which talent are u refering on ?!? im from greece and the translations are not the best so i m gonna buy the 4th book in english

      • Anonymous

        plus, he has enough to worry about, like taxes-feeding his army, and lets not forgeting “finding the name”!:)

      • Shiny-zelda

        Would shades even have a true name considering they are composed of multiple “spirits”? maybe thats another reason why their considered so powerful.

  • Eastwrestling2k9

    I AM SO EXCITED!!!! Brisingr was released my freshman year in high school I’m now a junior and it’s going to release my senior year in that time we’ve recieved little to no info on inheritance (then only known as book 4) I can’t help but wonder if Chris or random house is to blame because they most certainly did it on purpose but whatever, I love Chris as a writer he’s one of my favs and I can’t help but laugh at his nerdy sense of humor. A lot of people gave up on this series because it’s taken so long and even now the release date is just about forever away but those of us that has stuck with the cycle and with Chris it only shows our devotion and love to the cycle I can’t wait for it to come out I’ll probably reread the cycle a trillion times till it comes out I just hope that mike comes out with a cpuntdown and I can somehow put it as the wallpaper of my phone o and I think murtagh and thorn will struggle with good and evil through the whole book and towards the ends will turn on galby and get killed either by just fighting him or they will sacrifice themselves for eragon and saphira just something to think about.

    • Relax Please

      No sentence structure. No break.
      Which high school do you go to?

      • Anonymous

        Just wanna say one thing, who cares? Its the internet and no one should care about grammar. If we were to-we’d be spending most of our time proof reading other ppls work. Idk about you but doing english for 7 hours a week is enough for me:|

        • It’s that attitude that will land you a job flipping burgers for the rest of your life.

          • Anonymous

            now now, no need to get all harsh…
            all im saying is that who cares about spelling on the INTERNET. If you handed in an essay like that, well yes a good ol’ FAIL is needed. But unless your marking my comments dont go all hcore on my sentence structure.

          • McGeeButtersnaps

            It’s for the benefit of the readers. Just common courtesy.

  • Eastwrestling2k9

    I AM SO EXCITED!!!! Brisingr was released my freshman year in high school I’m now a junior and it’s going to release my senior year in that time we’ve recieved little to no info on inheritance (then only known as book 4) I can’t help but wonder if Chris or random house is to blame because they most certainly did it on purpose but whatever, I love Chris as a writer he’s one of my favs and I can’t help but laugh at his nerdy sense of humor. A lot of people gave up on this series because it’s taken so long and even now the release date is just about forever away but those of us that has stuck with the cycle and with Chris it only shows our devotion and love to the cycle I can’t wait for it to come out I’ll probably reread the cycle a trillion times till it comes out I just hope that mike comes out with a cpuntdown and I can somehow put it as the wallpaper of my phone o and I think murtagh and thorn will struggle with good and evil through the whole book and towards the ends will turn on galby and get killed either by just fighting him or they will sacrifice themselves for eragon and saphira just something to think about.

  • inheritancefan95

    does anyone know when it will be released in Greece?

  • Raizen

    I can’t believe, I CANNOT WAIT !

  • Eagle H2Ofall

    Does the cover for book four appear reddish to anyone?

    • No. It’s supposed to be green. If it’s red for you, you need a new browser.

    • Ecthudan

      It appears red to me on the iPhone, strangely.

      • Anonymous

        your browser, or phone is displaying it negatively

    • color

      No, but the shade of green is different between here and on alagaesia website.

    • color

      No, but the shade of green is different between here and on alagaesia website.

  • Alokap

    Hey, Mike! You need to update your book-4-index-and-faqs page. It’s still showing “No official date or cover” and more… 🙂

  • kingsolomon4

    Hey where’s the countdown on the site MIKE ??? :DD

    • Eagle H2Ofall

      Yeah!

    • It’s been a very busy week, between this major announcement, the forum failure, and me having to move my entire network of websites to a new server. It’ll be up soon along with a few other cool things.

      • Undbitr

        I just want to say thank you, and Happy late Birthday! (I think, I’m not sure how other people know it but oh well, it was either today or yesterday I know.) I know I sure as heck wouldn’t want to be bogged down with a website thats forum doesn’t work and having to then switch servers all over my bday, so thank you for your dedication to everything Inheritance Cycle!

        But I was also wondering if you’d noticed that the fan fiction link is down? I just thought I’d bring that up since so far all I’ve seen are comments on the forum being down, thanks!

  • Kevdoggl

    Anybody have any theories as to why Greenies eyes are yellow and not green? It seemed that all the other dragons so far had eyes that matched their scales.

    • Anonymous

      I think it could be the image you looked at? They seem to be greenish on my browser, although they are very close to yellow

  • Anonymous

    happy birthday mikey:)

  • Aladora

    I went to this barn in Hawaii when I lived there, and I remembered seeing a bay horse. Names Eragon. And there is no way to explain how WEIRD it is to call a horse Eragon. I’m just saying, it screwed with me big time. Anyways, with that I can say I have met Eragon, petted him, have him a hug and kissed him, the only thing is that it wasn’t the Eragon you’re all thinking of. xD

  • Aladora

    I went to this barn in Hawaii when I lived there, and I remembered seeing a bay horse. Names Eragon. And there is no way to explain how WEIRD it is to call a horse Eragon. I’m just saying, it screwed with me big time. Anyways, with that I can say I have met Eragon, petted him, have him a hug and kissed him, the only thing is that it wasn’t the Eragon you’re all thinking of. xD

  • randomuser

    SPOILER ALERT!!! (like that will stop you from reading it ha!)

    Galby and Eragon get into an epic battle for several days and then once they get bored with fighting with swords and magic then they decide that whoever losses a game of “rock paper scissors” should leave the land of Alegasia forever. Glaby loses because he threw paper and eragon threw scissors. Then eragon goes in front of the people to say that he is a warlock and everyone else is a troll and that he is a rockstar from mars and has tiger blood in his veins! WINNING DUH! (Charlie Sheen if you didn’t get that last half)

    • Aladora

      Nonono, you got it all wrong, Eragon almost dies but Chuck Norris kicks Galby’s arse in the end.

      • Michael Smith

        Chuck Norris died over 20 years ago. Death just doesnt have the guts 2 tell him.lol : )

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    happy birthday mike

    • Thanks! 🙂

      • Aladora

        It’s you’re birthday? HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *Hands imaginary cake* Enjoy! xD

      • Aladora

        It’s you’re birthday? HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *Hands imaginary cake* Enjoy! xD

      • Aladora

        It’s you’re birthday? HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *Hands imaginary cake* Enjoy! xD

      • Anonymous

        ;] ahaha at school me and and my friend says happy birthday!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        ;] my friend doesnt know who you are, so right about now a nice fuzzy feeling will be creeping round ahaha.

      • Michael Smith

        Happy bday dude. [ ]=>

  • hp+ih=wow

    for everyone who thinks that the green dragons egg was the one eragon stepped on when saphira was hurt in her fight with glaedr, read the monthly interviewswith cp. he stated in them that the green dragon egg was an ancient fragment and had no bearing on the present day.

  • Leroy_leeds

    although a dwarf cant get a dragon i think it would be interesting if a dwarf got one 🙂 how brilliant would it be if Orik got a dragon lol

    • Michael Smith

      I dont think Orik would get it. It would be kind of wierd 4 the dwarf king 2 also b a rider. He would have to many responsibility and also to much power. It might wort for the elves but the dwarves fight and argue to much for it 2 go over well.

  • jwent12

    why do you think that greenies name is faolin?????? if eragon and arya are almost going to be bound to be together,dont you think that greenie will have a differant name?

    • Aladora

      Yeah, it would be weird… like the thing I posted a few days ago on the horse named Eragon. Now THAT was awkward.

    • Aladora

      Yeah, it would be weird… like the thing I posted a few days ago on the horse named Eragon. Now THAT was awkward.

    • Aladora

      Yeah, it would be weird… like the thing I posted a few days ago on the horse named Eragon. Now THAT was awkward.

    • Aladora

      Yeah, it would be weird… like the thing I posted a few days ago on the horse named Eragon. Now THAT was awkward.

  • Kellyanne

    yay, so exited its been so long since the last book came out, I knew the dragon would be green, im not sure if its going to be arya’s dragon because its to ovious, but we all remember tht green hatched egg eragon found when saphira got hurt, and i think its going to be a good guy or girl , maybe an elf or a human, and so many riddles un-found

  • Jamessorbie

    Anyone else still getting the OFFLINE board message? Or is it just me?

    • Zelink

      I still am, but it changed skins for some reason.

      • Jamessorbie

        The only thing changing on mine is the ads:)

      • Jamessorbie

        The only thing changing on mine is the ads:)

  • Zelink

    When I get the book all I am going to do is read, I hope it doesn’t feel rushed.

    • Anonymous

      CP has spent time on it to be fair, and i think it is going to be his best book so far XD

  • Blastoise87blue

    Can’t wait. I think it’s something Roran inherits since he has yet to really inherit anything between him, Eragon, and murtagh.

    • Dennis

      Arya hasnt inherited anything either…I think Roran becomes king of alagaesia because he is a “decendent from a mad king”

      • Kaylalynn 10

        Arya will inherit the elven throne. She just hasn’t done it yet.

      • Anonymous

        suspicious. ;] hmmmm

    • Anonymous

      true true. ahaha poor roran, he must be feeling rather left out of the whole inheritance part of inheritance cycle, you know? ;]

  • DRAGON

    I COULDNT EVEN WRITE PROPERLY WEN WRITING THAT COMMENT CUZ IM SO SIKED!!! SHIVERS!!

    • Breeder_18

      “When” and “Psyched”… Your intelligence astounds me… Your caps lock is on.

      • Undbitr

        His caps lock is probably on for a reason, to help show his emotion through the post about the book being released. All you had to do was mention the spelling, agree with him about being excited, and hit post. There was no need for the intelligence comment.

        • JumboJoJunior

          And there’s no need for you to be bossy.

      • Undbitr

        His caps lock is probably on for a reason, to help show his emotion through the post about the book being released. All you had to do was mention the spelling, agree with him about being excited, and hit post. There was no need for the intelligence comment.

  • DRAGON

    im so FEAKY EXCITED!!!!!MY I GET ALL OF THEM TOGETHER!!!!FINALLYY

    • Eragon

      I all ready have them all.

  • Cecallae

    OMFG. made my year!

  • Monty

    Do we know when the french traduction’s gonna come out ?

  • Michael Smith

    I cant keep from wondering what happened to the original Eragon and if he is still alive….

    • stop wondering

      Then stop wondering

      • Michael Smith

        I cant!!!! My adhd wont let me!!! lol : )
        Im just a hyper redneck I guess, and Im proud of it to!

    • Kathryn

      That’s hard to say. Christopher Paolini has said there are no more “hidden riders.” The question is what is his definition hidden? Or of rider? Oromis was a hidden rider, obviously, because he still had Glaedr and all of the skills and equipment typical of a rider. Would you have considered Brom a hidden rider even though he no longer had his dragon or his sword?

      • Michael Smith

        And does he consider the person whose dragon has died already but still has the heart of hearts of their dragon a rider? hmmmmm

      • Lonniemullenax

        Oromis was the hidden rider, Brom was not …there is a word for Riders who lose their dargons but i cant remember waht it is or who said it, it’s either Oromis or Brom but i know its mentioned.

  • The DraCoNiaN ParaDise

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! PERFECT!!!!!!!! PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO GET IT ISSUED IN GREECE AS FAST IT CAN BE!!!!!! I CANT WAIT!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!

  • BiDdaumJuNiorR

    I got a question here for you Mike. Sine we’ve got the release date and stuff, is Inheritance finish written?

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure that Paolini mentioned exploring other stuff in Alagaesia in an interview or newsletter. Personally I want him to make books about the War between the Elves and the Wild Dragons, and another one about the rise of Galbatorix, though I also wouldn’t mind a Silmarillion styled book.

      • Eastwrestling2k9

        I think he meant is the actual book inheritance finished or not

      • Eastwrestling2k9

        I think he meant is the actual book inheritance finished or not

  • Kaylalynn 10

    Praise God! I’m so excited!

  • BiDdaumJuNiorR

    HIs name won’t be Faolin, that’s an elven name, not dragon name. It’s a half year we have to wait, I can handle it since I’ve already waited 1 year.

    The Forum is offline, it’s probably fixed soon 😉

    • INHERITANCE BABY!!!

      no reason the dragon couldnt be called faolin, can be called whatever it and its rider wishes.

      • Kathryn

        True, but it doesn’t seem like something Arya would do. Would she name her dragon after her former lover? I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem like her.

  • Dkahn09

    still like half a year away :(…. glad to finally have a date to look forward to though.

    • Kaylalynn 10

      After waiting 3 years for this book, half a year is not that long… cheer up 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone get onto the Inheritance forums yet? Or is it just me?

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone get onto the Inheritance forums yet? Or is it just me?

    • Dkahn09

      i sill can get into the forums 🙁

      • Anonymous

        This sucks, such a bad time for them to go down, what with the latest news that needs to be discussed 🙁

    • Dkahn09

      i sill can get into the forums 🙁

    • Dkahn09

      i sill can get into the forums 🙁

    • Anonymous

      You guys need to chill out they have all boards down in order to switch to a new server, one that will hopefully be an improvement.

      • Anonymous

        Ahaa i know, it was just a question as it says on the boards that people in different place may get the forums back at different times, i was more intrigued than irate or such like…

  • sirsimon

    I wonder what the name of the green dragon is?

  • sirsimon

    I wonder what the name of the green dragon is?

    • INHERITANCE BABY!!!

      i think arya will be his rider and his name will be faolin!

      • Dennis

        If she ends up with Eragon I doubt she would name her dragon after her ex lover

    • INHERITANCE BABY!!!

      i think arya will be his rider and his name will be faolin!

    • INHERITANCE BABY!!!

      i think arya will be his rider and his name will be faolin!

    • Anonymous

      I want its rider to be Arya and I think his name to be Wyrda.

  • sirsimon

    I wonder what the name of the green dragon is?

  • wonder what rock of kuthian means ? and what abt vault of souls
    i wish its a tresure of ildunari which galbatorix overlooked…………………
    but i can only guess……………….
    waitin for nov 8 to come

  • wonder what rock of kuthian means ? and what abt vault of souls
    i wish its a tresure of ildunari which galbatorix overlooked…………………
    but i can only guess……………….
    waitin for nov 8 to come

  • wonder what rock of kuthian means ? and what abt vault of souls
    i wish its a tresure of ildunari which galbatorix overlooked…………………
    but i can only guess……………….
    waitin for nov 8 to come

    • Anonymous

      Maybe its Galbatorix’s stache? That would put a spanner in the works, “Eragon goes on an epic quest, cuts off Galatorix’s supply to the Eldunari (even if it is not all of them it would help greatly in the war effort :)) eveens up the playing fields abit, greeni hatches for Arya, Murtagh changes sides, Epic final battle Galby takes damage from the three riders, but manages to incapacitate Murtagh and Arya for a short time, and it fall on the shoulders of Eragon to finish what Brom started, ((some where along the line inheriting Undbitr and perhaps some of Broms other possesion, perhaps a diary, secrets of the riders ect. Also stuff from Oromis along the same lines, IE. Neagling and other things, maybe from Oromis’s hut…)) Happy-ish ever after riders restored Ergaon+Arya <3 ; ) Roran becomes king of the humans Nasuada dies Murtagh falls in love with an elf…..

  • AJ

    Man, it feels like forever since the last book was released!!!!!!!!! Now all those questions that have been nagging at me can FINALLY be answered!!!!!

  • AJ

    Man, it feels like forever since the last book was released!!!!!!!!! Now all those questions that have been nagging at me can FINALLY be answered!!!!!

  • AJ

    Man, it feels like forever since the last book was released!!!!!!!!! Now all those questions that have been nagging at me can FINALLY be answered!!!!!

  • Jacob

    Yes Finally i have been waiting so long as i know everyone eelse has but wha a relief And it releases right before myh birthday so i dont even have to buy my own copy

  • Jacob

    Yes Finally i have been waiting so long as i know everyone eelse has but wha a relief And it releases right before myh birthday so i dont even have to buy my own copy

  • Auron19

    a few unproveable thoughts:
    The rock of kuthian is the eldunari of one of the forsworn dragons who lost their name, and was forced by his rider to attack his own… or somhow is Brom’s saphira’a eldunari.
    The vault of souls is where galby’s eldunari are kept, meaning the traped souls are dragon souls.
    There will be a jump foward during the story to allow greenie to grow naturally (unless he hatches after the story just to close that plot line, and serve no real purpose to the story)

  • Auron19

    a few unproveable thoughts:
    The rock of kuthian is the eldunari of one of the forsworn dragons who lost their name, and was forced by his rider to attack his own… or somhow is Brom’s saphira’a eldunari.
    The vault of souls is where galby’s eldunari are kept, meaning the traped souls are dragon souls.
    There will be a jump foward during the story to allow greenie to grow naturally (unless he hatches after the story just to close that plot line, and serve no real purpose to the story)

  • Auron19

    a few unproveable thoughts:
    The rock of kuthian is the eldunari of one of the forsworn dragons who lost their name, and was forced by his rider to attack his own… or somhow is Brom’s saphira’a eldunari.
    The vault of souls is where galby’s eldunari are kept, meaning the traped souls are dragon souls.
    There will be a jump foward during the story to allow greenie to grow naturally (unless he hatches after the story just to close that plot line, and serve no real purpose to the story)

    • AJ

      I did not understand HALF of what you just said… Uh-oh, ice hotta go reread…

    • AJ

      I did not understand HALF of what you just said… Uh-oh, ice hotta go reread…

    • I doubt that Greenie won’t have a major role to play in Inheritance. Not based on all the other cover dragons.

    • I doubt that Greenie won’t have a major role to play in Inheritance. Not based on all the other cover dragons.

    • I doubt that Greenie won’t have a major role to play in Inheritance. Not based on all the other cover dragons.

    • Guest

      The rock of Kuthian could be Kuthian’s eldunari.

    • Guest

      The rock of Kuthian could be Kuthian’s eldunari.

    • Guest

      The rock of Kuthian could be Kuthian’s eldunari.

    • Dkahn09

      i like the idea that kunthian was a forsworn, the rock then being his dragons eludarni. That could explain why no one can remember what it was, being that the dragons had their names banished. Remember Arya and Oromis saying how it sounds familiar, but they cant place it?

      • Kathryn

        That can’t be right because the dragons performed one of their wild-magic spells that would not allow the Forsworn’s dragons names to be spoken or written. If your theory was correct then no one would be able to say “Kuthian.”

        • Michael Smith

          But does it also apply if you are only saying the name of the location and not the dragon itself??? Like if a place was named with the same name of the dragon for instance, I dont think that people would forget the name of that place… But you never know with dragons, they’re tricky.lol : )

          • Kathryn

            It would apply because the title “Rock of Kuthian” means that the rock belongs or is linked to Kuthian in some way. It requires the naming of this Kuthian. The spell that the dragons cast removed every single identifying factor from the dragons. Arya tells Eragon that they could not even call themselves dragons anymore, they could not name their likes or dislikes, or give any physical descriptions of themselves. That’s what drove them mad. Logic leads to the idea that they could neither claim ownership of anything.

          • CPfan

            It might not apply though, because righ now “Rock of Kuthian” isnt associated with a dragon named Kuthian. In the minds of the characters its just an abstract… anything. Perhapse if they Identify it as an eldunari they would then forget the name, but still have the knowledge that its one of the forsworn.

          • Kathryn

            The spell apparently doesn’t work like that. When Arya explains it to Eragon, she doesn’t say that you have to know you’re reading the name of a Forsworn dragon. The name just appears to be gibberish and can’t be understood. If you had to know it was a Forsworn dragon to be able to say or read it’s name then the whole spell would have been pointless. The dragon could have just gone somewhere that no one knew who he/she was and that would have been the end of the problem.

            If you read the quote I posted it says that NO ONE can speak the name of the dragons. Once the spell was cast no identifying factor could be associated with that dragon, regardless of whether you knew it was a Forsworn. It was all completely wiped out. So if the Rock of Kuthian referred to a rock associated with (in this hypothesis) a Forsworn dragon whose name had been Kuthian then it could not be called “Rock of Kuthian.” *sigh* That’s too many Kuthians in one sentence.

          • Kathryn

            It would apply because the title “Rock of Kuthian” means that the rock belongs or is linked to Kuthian in some way. It requires the naming of this Kuthian. The spell that the dragons cast removed every single identifying factor from the dragons. Arya tells Eragon that they could not even call themselves dragons anymore, they could not name their likes or dislikes, or give any physical descriptions of themselves. That’s what drove them mad. Logic leads to the idea that they could neither claim ownership of anything.

        • Dennis

          Nowhere does it say that they cant be spoken or written…its just that they will be forgotten…Eragon mentioned to Arya that he remembers reading them but cant recall what they were.

          • Kathryn

            From Brisingr, page 205 (spoken by Eragon): “…we never actually name the dragon…. I don’t even remember seeing their names in the scrolls….”

            He remembers hearing Glaedr talk about “a name that was no name, or some such.” Then on page 206, Arya says:

            “…after the dragons cast their spell, no one could utter the names of the thirteen; those who remembered the names soon forgot them; and while you can read the names in scrolls and letters where they are recorded and even copy them if you look at only one glyph at a time, they are as gibberish.”

            If Kuthian was the name of one of the Forsworn’s dragons no one would be able to say it. Therefore Eragon would not be able to discuss it with Arya, Oromis or Saphira. He would not have been able to get the prophecy in the first place.

    • Dkahn09

      i like the idea that kunthian was a forsworn, the rock then being his dragons eludarni. That could explain why no one can remember what it was, being that the dragons had their names banished. Remember Arya and Oromis saying how it sounds familiar, but they cant place it?

    • Dkahn09

      i like the idea that kunthian was a forsworn, the rock then being his dragons eludarni. That could explain why no one can remember what it was, being that the dragons had their names banished. Remember Arya and Oromis saying how it sounds familiar, but they cant place it?

  • Ursula the Strigoi

    OMG FINALLY

  • Ursula the Strigoi

    OMG FINALLY

  • Ursula the Strigoi

    OMG FINALLY

  • Ionix

    If only it came out on my birthday!
    November 4

  • Ionix

    If only it came out on my birthday!
    November 4

  • Ionix

    If only it came out on my birthday!
    November 4

  • FlowerPup

    havn’t been on shurturgal for a while and it surprised me when I was greeted by a green dragon (I gave an exited happy yelp startling my family) what a friendly greeting, I can survive better knowing that i can have the book in my hands soon!

  • FlowerPup

    havn’t been on shurturgal for a while and it surprised me when I was greeted by a green dragon (I gave an exited happy yelp startling my family) what a friendly greeting, I can survive better knowing that i can have the book in my hands soon!

  • Luke23

    Does Mike or anyone know that if we pre-order the book, will we get it in the mail on launch day. Because if we don’t I would just prefer to go to Walmart or something on that day and pick up a copy.

  • Luke23

    Does Mike or anyone know that if we pre-order the book, will we get it in the mail on launch day. Because if we don’t I would just prefer to go to Walmart or something on that day and pick up a copy.

  • Luke23

    Does Mike or anyone know that if we pre-order the book, will we get it in the mail on launch day. Because if we don’t I would just prefer to go to Walmart or something on that day and pick up a copy.

    • HB

      when i pre-ordered brisingr off amazon i got it on the day 🙂 i presume it will be the same for this.

    • Kathryn

      I pre-ordered mine on Amazon a few days ago. It told me the projected date of delivery was November 10.

  • Vannet

    96 pages less than Brisingr. Still long enough for my liking though!

    • Catherine6635

      how do you know?

      • Anonymous

        On the inheri-wiki website, it states the length of the last book… Wheather this is right or not i do not know.

        • Guest

          It says it on the amazon page.

          • Dwarfman

            704 pages, in the hardcover edition according to the amazon page.

          • Dwarfman

            704 pages, in the hardcover edition according to the amazon page.

          • Dwarfman

            704 pages, in the hardcover edition according to the amazon page.

        • Guest

          It says it on the amazon page.

        • Guest

          It says it on the amazon page.

      • Anonymous

        On the inheri-wiki website, it states the length of the last book… Wheather this is right or not i do not know.

      • Anonymous

        On the inheri-wiki website, it states the length of the last book… Wheather this is right or not i do not know.

    • Catherine6635

      how do you know?

    • Bion

      But just the right length for my liking 🙂

    • Bion

      But just the right length for my liking 🙂

    • Bion

      But just the right length for my liking 🙂

    • Me

      How do you know how long it is?

    • Me

      How do you know how long it is?

    • Me

      How do you know how long it is?

  • randomuser

    ohh my… It all just came to me… I reread all of the books and figured it out. Galby goes out and kills all the dragons in the land because they taste like chicken. So now that he’s killed most of the dragons and has his freezer full of meat he’s looking for something better than dragon steaks… He tried scrambled dragon eggs but they were really hard to get into and the colors of his food just kinda turned him off. So now he’s into eldunari (dragon hearts) he likes them fried in beer batter with a glass of red wine, and he won’t stop collecting them until his freezer is full.

    • greenscales

      Oh my god… it was so obvious. Why didn’t I figure this out? YOU ARE A COMPLETE GENIUS!!!

      • randomuser

        Thats why Angela is so mysterious, She has those dragon knuckle bones, which she had previously been sucked clean with Galby on a Tuesday night at Hooters where you get half off your order of dragon fingers on “Two for Tuesday”.

        SPOILER ALERT!!! (like that will stop you from reading it. ha!)
        Galby has not come out in a while because he’s gained some weight over the past hundred years eating fried dragon every night. He’ll eventually die of morbid obesity or a heart attack!

        • Dennis

          He could magically perform a gastric bypass…or liposuction

      • randomuser

        Thats why Angela is so mysterious, She has those dragon knuckle bones, which she had previously been sucked clean with Galby on a Tuesday night at Hooters where you get half off your order of dragon fingers on “Two for Tuesday”.

        SPOILER ALERT!!! (like that will stop you from reading it. ha!)
        Galby has not come out in a while because he’s gained some weight over the past hundred years eating fried dragon every night. He’ll eventually die of morbid obesity or a heart attack!

      • randomuser

        Thats why Angela is so mysterious, She has those dragon knuckle bones, which she had previously been sucked clean with Galby on a Tuesday night at Hooters where you get half off your order of dragon fingers on “Two for Tuesday”.

        SPOILER ALERT!!! (like that will stop you from reading it. ha!)
        Galby has not come out in a while because he’s gained some weight over the past hundred years eating fried dragon every night. He’ll eventually die of morbid obesity or a heart attack!

    • greenscales

      Oh my god… it was so obvious. Why didn’t I figure this out? YOU ARE A COMPLETE GENIUS!!!

    • greenscales

      Oh my god… it was so obvious. Why didn’t I figure this out? YOU ARE A COMPLETE GENIUS!!!

  • randomuser

    I heard that galby kills dragons because they taste like chicken.

  • Rachhyy

    Yeah the fanfiction is down 🙁 It just says contact the server administrator :/

  • Biddaum Jr.

    Is IF down again to make it 100% good again? Sorry if you’ev already answeared this question, but when there’s 550 comments, it’s hard to read all the comments you know 😉

    Anyway, I’m going to Pre-Order this book 1 week before the release, but one thing, should I read the Alamanac before I read this booK?

    • Anonymous

      I wouldnt say that it was nessacary to read the almanac, although it is a good factual resource when it comes to all things Inheritance.

      Also, IF is down whilst they change to a newer better server, as far as i know and once done it should be better than ever !! 😀

  • Undbitr

    Hey Mike,
    I wasn’t sure whether it was possible for me to PM you or not so I just decided to do this instead. I’ve read a lot about the IF being down in previous posts but nothing about the fanfiction link. I was just wondering whether you were aware of the fact that it’s down, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    sorry Mike 😛 this is the news i’ve been waiting for! XD i thought he’d do it in parts, like the title, then the release date but no 🙂

  • Serious

    Hey Mike,
    Do you know if Christopher is a linear writer? I mean, does he write all his scenes in sequence, the order in which they appear, or does he write the pivotal scenes first and then fill in the gaps?
    Thanks.

    • Serious

      Happy (belated) B’day Mike! And can you reply to my comment please?

  • Scottfishnq

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop Mike. been a long time coming, but it will be worth it.

    Thanks for all the hard work Christopher, can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Already pre-ordered.

    Long time reader, first time poster

    Scott

  • Roandask

    hallelujah!!!!! YES!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • BromXD

    I seriously almost past out finally!!! Thank you so much christopher

  • Matt

    what I do not understand is why people are still complaining when the title, book cover, and release date have been mentioned, and above all else..this year!! who cares if it comes out on a weekday?? smh

    • Undbitr

      It does seem a little bit useless, but I can see where they’re coming from. I myself am a highschool student and it’s harder to get the amount of reading you want done on a school day rather than a Saturday and Sunday where there is hardly anything going on.

  • Mr. Anonymous

    finally , Finally, FINALLY!!!! So great to do the WEEKLY checkup to find THIS!! A tangible date and the title! Getting to this stepping stone has definitely revived me from my stupor of montonous obligatory checks I forced myself to do know and again.

    • Piehldog

      Weekly checkup? i do daily.

      • Jamessorbie

        Agreed. Same here, every single day. SO happy we finally know something.

    • Piehldog

      Weekly checkup? i do daily.

    • Piehldog

      Weekly checkup? i do daily.

  • Austin Poland12

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait I have waited soooooooooooo long! And it’s only 16 days befor my bday!!!! I love Chris!!!

    • Helloooooooo

      It’s only 6 days after mine! 🙂 Yaaaaaaaaay!

  • Metfan4eva57

    Well it’s a good reason to miss school as I’ll be doing nothing except reading Inheritance until i finish it. And I definitely won’t be finished by the time school starts.

  • Rajpal

    Why November 8. It on a Tuesday. Did they want to do it on October 8 which is a Saturday.
    Might be a mistake. Can someone verify the date. Doing it on a weekday does not make sense. Unless the date has some significance in the book.

    • Jamessorbie

      I agree. What made them do it on November 8? It’s a school day for most kids. Why not release it on a Saturday or Friday instead of the middle of the week. Great idea Random House. 🙂

    • Helloooooooo

      Lots of books are released on weekdays. In fact, books USUALLY come out on weekdays!

    • Eragon was released on August 26, 2003 and it was a Tuesday. Eldest was released August 23, 2005 and it was a Tuesday. Brisingr was released September 20, 2008 and it was a Saturday. It really doesn’t matter what day they release it now does it? We just want to read it. The thing that might blow for some people is the midnight release since it is a school night.

    • deters

      your an idiot

      • Daltaraan

        if you’re going to call someone an idiot…perhaps you should take care to use correct grammar dude…..just some advice

      • Daltaraan

        if you’re going to call someone an idiot…perhaps you should take care to use correct grammar dude…..just some advice

  • Superficial

    Awesomesauce!

    Can’t wait for this book!

    And also – just a shoutout to anyone shopping from Europe: there’s no need to worry about the European release date. You can simply pre-order it on the link below and have it shipped on the release date (8th Nov, 2011):

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Inheritance-Christopher-Paolini/dp/038561649X/ref=amb_link_159516367_3?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=auto-sparkle&pf_rd_r=14E3XMMRFV0F93BVW7SC&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_p=234723847&pf_rd_i=Inheritance

    Cheers, guys!

  • huilor

    well this is great news! but soo late, my recall of the first 3 books is at 10%, all i know is that murtagh is a badass and Arya smells like pine cones…

    • Dennis

      LOL…Close but she smells like pine needles…although I would imagine they smell the same

      • Kerusso, aka Eragon

        Crushed Pine Needles to be Precise. lol 🙂

        • Gbix92

          Lol where did it say that?

          • Undbitr

            Basically in almost every scene where Eragon would hang out with Arya in Ellesmera and then profess his love and push her further and further away.. until the fateful moment where she will realize that she isn’t complete without him, lol. Sorry, I got a little carried away there… 😀

    • Dennis

      LOL…Close but she smells like pine needles…although I would imagine they smell the same

  • De R Angelov

    oh an btw i guess he did think a lot on that title since after all that thinking he’s calling it “Inheritance” I would heave never guessed xD ANYWAY I CAN NOT WAIT. THAT’s REALLY AWESOME. 10x 10x 10x 10x

  • De R Angelov

    Well ,holy freaking duck fuck,I can’t believe I lived long enough to see this coming. EPIC THANKS to this site and Paolini.

    • Josh

      Please, watch your language, you make yourself sound unintelligent.

    • Josh

      Please, watch your language, you make yourself sound unintelligent.

    • Josh

      Please, watch your language, you make yourself sound unintelligent.

  • Archos

    But Skryim comes out 3 days later!

    • Anonymous

      wait skyrim comes out when?

      • Undbitr

        The 11th of November, can’t wait!! It’s going to be hard to choose between whether to play Skyrim or read Inheritance, but I’ll manage.. lol.

        • Anonymous

          my birthday is on november 4th so i will ask for both

  • Aadddam

    Anybody know something about Europe/Hungary release date???

  • lol`12312

    i hope the book four comes out in holland also!

    • Schmithers

      worst case – you get the e-book. not really sure why its even an issue

  • Random

    Would have been exited if this had been 2 years ago…..

    • Krinket

      2 years ago would’ve been about 6 months after Brisingr. It’s not unrealistic to wait 3 years for a book.

    • Ursostoopid

      and yet you are on a fansite for this series….

  • Omarasad1995

    is it ppossible that galby is not looking for the true name but looking for the vault of souls himself????
    because if he had many many many eldunari’s then he would have sent a stronger murtagh in brisingr….
    also it could be that galby only built up his reputation so he no one would challenge him before he found them all…
    just something to think about..

    • jimmy

      yea but he still has a ton of strength because he was able to hold Oromis and Glaedr in the air for a wicked long time, and from a far distance

      • Omarasad1995

        what if he has a few eldunari??
        we know eldunari hold tonnes of energy plus if he is evil he would feel no qualm over getting energy from living things around him…

        • greenscales

          He does have eldunari, and A LOT of them, too. This was discussed towards the end of Brisingr.

          • Omarasad1995

            oromis says exact number is unknown…

        • Bion

          Galby probably does not know how to extract energy from living beings, Oromis said so in Eldest,(paperback pages 539-540).

    • Dennis

      Well my thought was that holding Oromis Glaedr Murtagh and THorn in the air took an immense amount of energy. That being said maybe he depleted a lot of eldunari in the process and along with the ones murtagh has depleted…who knows how long it takes for them to restore their energy?

      BUT
      Murtagh mentioned something about Galbatorix manipulating energy, gaining energy from light and what not…I dont remember the exact words but yeah

      Oromis said in Brisingr that galbatorix had many hundreds or eldunari BTW

      Also how would he know about the vault of souls to begin with?????

      • Omarasad1995

        oh right..

      • Anonymous

        I wish I could know what the vault of souls is. Maybe Galby knows what it is by extracting the information from the minds of the dragons in the eldulnari.

        By the way, I think he’s been spending so long in his castle because he still needs to take control of the strongest eldunari. That is, it is for him much more valuable to gain tons of more energy than going out and fight.

      • Anonymous

        I wish I could know what the vault of souls is. Maybe Galby knows what it is by extracting the information from the minds of the dragons in the eldulnari.

        By the way, I think he’s been spending so long in his castle because he still needs to take control of the strongest eldunari. That is, it is for him much more valuable to gain tons of more energy than going out and fight.

      • Anonymous

        I wish I could know what the vault of souls is. Maybe Galby knows what it is by extracting the information from the minds of the dragons in the eldulnari.

        By the way, I think he’s been spending so long in his castle because he still needs to take control of the strongest eldunari. That is, it is for him much more valuable to gain tons of more energy than going out and fight.

  • Anonymous

    why did oromis tell saphira her mothers name, but not her fathers? surely they would name.
    maybe its bid’daum:O
    i still hope thye find his (ugh) white heart of hearts

    • Anonymous

      know* not name

    • Omarasad1995

      maybe he was one of the forsworn dragons…

      • Vanir Vodhr

        You can’t pronounce the name of a forsworn dragon. . .

      • Vanir Vodhr

        You can’t pronounce the name of a forsworn dragon. . .

    • Shyer2k6

      I dont know how to spell the two names but she recieves both her sire and dams names (sorry for the spelling) Eermonger and Bravada?

      • Jumpergiel2056

        i think its something like Iormungr and Vervada. maybe?

        • Anonymous

          it was? wow i havent read eldest very lately ! :S

        • Kerusso, aka Eragon

          I think it was, something like that.

        • Bion

          Same difference, right?

    • Jamessorbie

      He didn’t tell her anything. It was Glaedr, Saphira’s mom was Vervada an Dad’s was Iormungr. Who was a rider dragon while her mom was wild.

    • Montaru10

      her father is Iormúngr, they say both of her parents in Eldest, i forget where though.

    • Montaru10

      her father is Iormúngr, they say both of her parents in Eldest, i forget where though.

    • Montaru10

      her father is Iormúngr, they say both of her parents in Eldest, i forget where though.

  • Anonymous

    has anyone thought that maybe thorn dies? and galby “disposes” of him, which is when he runs off with greeni to the varden and it hatches for him.

    but i have a gut feeling that eragon gets captured (as said by CP he gets hung by manacles) and then bladesinger (who as said in brisingr had manacle marks on her hands) and escaped from which ever city eragon is captive, so they rescue him, and so she “plays” and important role in alaeglasia as angela said solembum only talks to people who have interesting futures

  • Anonymous

    hmmmm what about tenga, the old hermit dude, i wonder where he will come in on the story,…. i look forward to when he does. haha i like crazy people

    • Anonymous

      I think Tenga is Galby’s father!

      • Omarasad1995

        now ur talking crazy…..no offence

        • Anonymous

          no, its a good theory

      • Dennis

        Interesting but I think he helps Eragon find the vault of souls

        • soccergod123

          That’s a good theory seeing as how Tenga answers question after question

  • Skymon77

    The font doesn’t have as many holes as the other books do.

  • jimmy

    blah

    • jimmy

      sorry for some reason everything was in spanish but I fixed it

  • jimmy

    thought Id bring up another topic, Idk about u, but Im sick of debates about Greenie! Hmmmm, new topic, oh yeah, how about who is Greenies rider? Im guessing Arya, Trianna, the elf child, though I forget her name, or Ioronn or however you spell that name. The reason I mention the dwarf person is because I think dwarfs will be in the new contract to keep them on our side.

    • ryan

      im guessing its roran

      • jimmy

        Yea, but it would make more sense for it to be a girl because of the whole leave Alagaesia on a romantic journey.

    • Dennis

      HIGHLY doubt it would be a dwarf because the dwarf would need to learn how to use magic in order to be of any help…and it doesnt matter about the contract because Eragon and the dragons leave alagaesia forever…I dont think Eragon would leave a dragon in Alagaesia because then it would help someone become another galbatorix

      • jimmy

        Good point, but They won’t get the egg until after its over so it doesn’t matter. Eragon might also fall in love with her because she is a clan cheif, which she is probably of noble birth. That would also explain why Angela had such a hard time reading that part, because he would love two of noble birth, one would fall for him, the other would not.

    • Bion

      I don’t think discussing who the new rider is, is a new topic. 😉

  • Eragon

    i think that katrina will be the new rider. because she has been all of the books, she is well known, and ittle be a cool twist.

    • Dennis

      shes pregnant

    • Dennis

      shes pregnant

    • Schmithers

      no way it will be katrina. Makes no sense with the plot – and has no connection to any loose ends.

  • Anonymous

    I just jizzed 😉
    Thank you Shurty, i had a good feeling about today (i actually went to Alagaesia first but after seeing the post come on here to offer my thanks and congrats to Chris)

    Congrats Chris 😀 (lol!) I’ll be getting it midnight even though it’d be a little grey at this time … haha

    • Let’s try to keep the comments appropriate. 😉

  • jimmy

    Here is another thought. The Varden will lose. Galby will come. Eragon will be forced to flee with Nasuada. He wont have time to save Arya. Arya will be the person in the cellar. Eragon, Saphira, and Nasuada will join the Elves. With the varden about to be defeated everybody had given up. Eragon was gone. Roran stalks up behind Murtagh, and slices of his head. Thorns true name changes and he would be able to attack Galby, but he then kill Roran, and flies away. And it is now Eragon vs Galby. And the Elves 😀

    • jimmy

      please reply to my comment, my theory is beast right? What do you think Mike Macauley? And sorry about my grammer I couldn’t type yesterday, don’t hold it against me though =D

      • Bion

        Not so much,because if Galby actually comes out of his castle he probably would either kill or capture Roran. I don’t think he would overlook him. Plus you can’t kill Murtagh that easily, he’s bound to have wards and such around him.

  • Jwalla83

    Idk if I like the picture… He looks kind of like a dodo bird, it’s inconsistent with the other artwork. Also, I think this guy is already hatched– if the artwork is accurate. Look at his scales, they’re ruffled and unkempt. Both saphira and thorn have smooth scales, but greeny and Glaedr both have ruffled scales. So…either Greeny is already hatched and living in the wild/held captive, or he could be related to Glaedr; those are two possibilities. Or the ruffles in his scales could be from age like glaedr, maybe he’s really old

    • Undbitr

      That is plausible, but I think (don’t quote me on this) Christopher has said something to the effect that the Rider has been in the previous books. That and another thing is maybe Palancar has just changed his interpretation of the dragons now, since his two most recent drawings (Glaedr and Greenie, man I hate having to call him Greenie, I wan’t to be able to put a name to the face.) have shared features, maybe when Palancar envisions a dragon now he doesn’t see smooth scales and instead thinks it more probable to have “ruffled” scales.

      • Schmithers

        I hate that CP used the name Palancar in his book. So cheesy….

        • Christopher did this long before Palencar was chosen as the artist for the covers. We’re talking years here. He did so because he was a fan of Palencar’s artwork.

          Authors, content creators, etc. often pay homage to their influences, inspirations, and people they admire by referencing them in their books. How is this cheesy?

          • Anonymous

            dear mike,
            no one can win a battle against you.
            you just knock em down;)

      • Krinket

        Saphira and Thorn hatched for humans, so maybe Glaedr and Greenie (assuming Greenie hatches for Arya) have ruffled scales because they’re partnered with elves?

      • Kathryn

        Dragons can ruffle their scales. It’s similar to the way a cat’s or dog’s hair stands up when they’re angry or scared. Saphira does it in Brisingr when she and Eragon are trying to get the brightsteel from the Menoa tree.

        • Jwalla83

          I didn’t mean that kind of ruffled, I understand that. But look closely at each scale, they’re warped and bent/dented. Dragonscales are supposed to be strong, so it would seemingly take quite a bit of wear-and-tear to get them that bent up. Unless you’re saying that dragons can cause their scales to be bent up like that as “ruffling” which I wouldn’t agree with

    • Omarasad1995

      but look at the size of his horns on his back there reeeeaaallly smal…

    • Omarasad1995

      and glaedr has a beard….

    • WorthTheWait

      Actually, if you look toward the left of Thorn’s neck, his scales begin to ruffle; as do Glaedr’s and Greenie’s scales. Maybe a female has flatter scales while the males have ruffled scales. That’s why they are considered more beautiful, maybe. Thats my opinion.
      And Christopher has already stated that there are no other Riders in hiding. Saphira lived in the wild and her scales are flat. I can see the Glaedr and Greenie are related theory working well here.
      I am so ready for November. I hate the cold weather so I’ll probably be curled up in bed reading and rereading to book all winter!

      • Jwalla83

        Those are good points, I hadn’t noticed Thorn’s ruffles. Perhaps it is gender-based. Also, I think when Chris said no more “hidden” riders, he meant along the lines of oromis. Greeny could already be hatched for a character who doesn’t wish to reveal Greeny yet (idk why they would do that), or perhaps he somehow hatched without a rider and chooses a rider later? Idk, he just wouldn’t be much use if he hatches in inheritance.

        • WorthTheWait

          Could be all I know is it’ll probabaly be something so simple no one could guess. Kinda like the title to book 4, umm.. i mean Inhertience.

      • Jwalla83

        Those are good points, I hadn’t noticed Thorn’s ruffles. Perhaps it is gender-based. Also, I think when Chris said no more “hidden” riders, he meant along the lines of oromis. Greeny could already be hatched for a character who doesn’t wish to reveal Greeny yet (idk why they would do that), or perhaps he somehow hatched without a rider and chooses a rider later? Idk, he just wouldn’t be much use if he hatches in inheritance.

    • WorthTheWait

      Actually, if you look toward the left of Thorn’s neck, his scales begin to ruffle; as do Glaedr’s and Greenie’s scales. Maybe a female has flatter scales while the males have ruffled scales. That’s why they are considered more beautiful, maybe. Thats my opinion.
      And Christopher has already stated that there are no other Riders in hiding. Saphira lived in the wild and her scales are flat. I can see the Glaedr and Greenie are related theory working well here.
      I am so ready for November. I hate the cold weather so I’ll probably be curled up in bed reading and rereading to book all winter!

    • WorthTheWait

      Actually, if you look toward the left of Thorn’s neck, his scales begin to ruffle; as do Glaedr’s and Greenie’s scales. Maybe a female has flatter scales while the males have ruffled scales. That’s why they are considered more beautiful, maybe. Thats my opinion.
      And Christopher has already stated that there are no other Riders in hiding. Saphira lived in the wild and her scales are flat. I can see the Glaedr and Greenie are related theory working well here.
      I am so ready for November. I hate the cold weather so I’ll probably be curled up in bed reading and rereading to book all winter!

  • Undbitr

    I just thought it might be a good idea to let everyone know that as of now, “Inheritance” is #7 on Amazon.com!!

  • rblax

    What if galby has left the castle before, and just no one knows what he looks like, and is trying to find something or somthing along those lines

    • Dennis

      Well he could just make himself invisible like Eragon did…LOOK OUT HE’S BEHIND YOU

      • rblax

        haha yea, so he actually could of left the castle with no one knowing

    • Dennis

      Well he could just make himself invisible like Eragon did…LOOK OUT HE’S BEHIND YOU

  • Anonymous

    I just happened to think that Saphira is an extremely strong dragon. She has casted the misterious wild magic several times so far. Almost at the end of Brisingr, Glaer also seemed to cast to free himself from Galby’s spell when Oromis was falling. We may probably see Eragon use magic without words in the last book.

    • jimmy

      that doesn’t make any sense. Could you try clarifying it?

      • Dennis

        I can…I think
        I think Galby finds the name of the Ancient Language and makes it so only he can use magic…But he over looks some detail and Eragon is able to kill him through this whole which is most likely going to be by using magic without speaking!

        Although we already know a spell he hasnt thought of … when Eragon killed the Razac he reflected the light in their eyes…I wouldnt be surprised if we see that spell again too

        • Anonymous

          That’s more or less what I meant. The use of magic without words is an issue that still needs to be addressed in the next book because it could be of great use in difficult situations. I mean, the strongest magic seems to come from wild magic.

  • April

    OMG! i have been waiting sooo long! I used to visit the page every day to see if there was any information on the upcoming book, then after a few months, I gave in. When I saw that there was a release date, I was LITERALLY jumping out of my seat! Can’t wait to get my own copy! =)

  • Tom

    wow – 10 days before graduation aswell – simply cannot describe how pumped i am right now!!!

  • Pkcniels

    When will it come in Holland?

  • Sarah Jane

    *explodes*

    It comes out two days after my birthday. How perfect!

  • Eowyn Galadrim

    does anyone know when the book will be out in srilanka???

    • jimmy

      Nope

    • Sarah

      im sure you can order it online and have it shipped.

      • Eowyn Galadrim

        yeah i guess so.. 😀 thanks :):)

  • Anonymous

    ahaha nearly just fell off my chair! this is so awesome! ( im not even joking about nearly falling off my chair, aha i started sqeaking and i think my dad was a bit worried by the way he said “Whats wrong?!?”

  • Paladin_Chase

    OMG I JUST DID THE PALADIN_CHASE DANCE FOR THIS BOOK YAYYYYYYY!!!! BTW TH8IS IS PALADIN_CHASE MY PASSWORD IS ON THE FRITZ

  • shane

    we should have known the title was gonna be inheritance. i mean seriously thats the name of the entire trilogy. shoulda known that he was gonna make a book with that title. haha. im so excited. we all have waited so long for this moment. now just a few months more

    • Anonymous

      cycle* not trilogy

  • Bergie008
  • Bergie008
  • Jesusfreak5454

    IF is back online! please start posting again. Mike put a post in explaining what happened

    • Dukelord

      You must be a huge Star Wars fan to see that much of it in this book like any huge Lord of the rings fan can see a whole lot of it these books you act as if it has to play out to the star wars plot because the green dragon dose not fit with your plot for this book. One you make seem as if cp is lacking in imagination when you say eragon is luke and so forth. Two this not crummy star wars so stop comparing it to it. Finally your theory is off based in all regards to why we dont see king is not because he is stuck to his castle, its because when he became so powerful no one was a threat to him so it became more of a game then a race to rule the world.Plus if we saw him all the time then he would not be anything special.and again its good writing to keep you interested in the whole cycle

      • Schmithers

        that was the the most incoherant rant I have seen on here in a while. Someone needs to pay more attention in English class…..

  • Jugular16

    can anyone think of a reason that galby wont come out of the castle.. im currently rereading the series right now and ive come to realize that there may be something up with the king.. why would he force another dragon to hatch for morzans son when he himself sought so long ago to destroy all traces of the riders and make sure that no dragon eggs were ever presented to anyone again for hatching. He could easily wipe eragon off the face of the earth at the end of the eldest at the battle on the burning plains, but instead he takes the time to train an entirely new rider. theres got to be more to murtagh than just for Galbatorix’s puppet.. maybe he is incapable of leaving the castle…? or theres more to this whole empire thing than meets the eye. if we think of the logic.. theres no way eragon is going to win in a face to face battle with galbatorix(unless the time elapse in the 4th book is in many years and another old dragon rider just happens to show up).. we know that theres no more knowledge of another dragon rider to teach eragon and that galby has a whole lot more heart of hearts than murtagh did when eragon fought him. and it took eragon, arya and 12 of the best spellcasters the elves had to thwart murtagh in the 3rd book…..

    on another note… the inheritance cycle is heavily influenced be star wars.. as im sure we all know by now.. the prelude in eragon follows the beginning of the original starwars.. eragon is luke.. brom is obi won… oromis is yoda.. galby is the emperor.. murtagh is darth vader.. the varden are the rebels.. the empire is the empire.. the riders have special swords.. the jedi have special swords.. the use of magic is the same as the force, and so far all the major events in the entire series has literally followed what happens to luke in star wars…

    the only thing im having trouble explaining is the green dragon thats going to appear in Inheritance and the fact that the title betrays the fact that eragons going to “inherit” something… i cant tie those into starwars right now… but i can offer my best guess.

    galby could very possibly have the riders swords.. as we all know they would be near impossible to destroy and are capable of always staying sharp and never wear. eragon could inherit broms sword like luke has his fathers lightsaber.. after all, when murtagh takes his fathers sword in the eldest.. he claims it as his “inheritance”. Or maybe were all thinking to literally about this.. and its not eragon, per say, who inherits something.. but saphira
    Theres still the dilemma of linking the green dragon to starwars. i remember hearing rumors of princess Leia having the power of the force. if luke was to build up the jedi again.. Leia would be a vital person to have if she possessed that power. maybe the green dragon plays the same role…? because following starwars i can give a pretty good prediction of what happens to old galby.. (if the green dragon isn’t involved).. eragon helps murtagh change his true name so murtagh would no longer be under galbatorix’s spell… murtagh tells eragon of the secret to the kings power (thought to be the dragons heart of hearts right now) and where to find them.. (my guess.. “The Vault of Souls”) eragon then uses their power to over through the king. but that rises the question of who will take the kings place now…
    food for thought…..

    • Jugular16

      oo and by the way.. i did mean to post this in the forums.. i didnt realize they were down.. i just went there.. it brought me here.. and i posted my comment.. sry about that

      • Shey16

        :O I was thinking the same thing about Galby…Its like either CP is making him hidden from us to inspire fear and mystery related to the charictar. Or maybe Galby is a sickly old man who cant do anything for himself so he uses Murty. I dont see why Galby would let weaker Murt do stuff if He was so powerful he could just do it himself…

        • Dennis

          I found it odd that he was able to help Murtagh when he was fighting Oromis but didnt bother to help when Eragon and the Elves whooped his booty!

    • Anonymous

      i hope he lost both his legs and arms in a backfire curse =p that would be cool.

    • Anonymous

      or even better, maybe he had an allergic reaction to those marshmellows he was toasting over those coals while he was waiting for his well-maincured assasin to return with eragon’s head. THAt would be AWESOME!!!!

    • Dennis

      None of what you said makes sense…Galby is not leaving his castle because he is looking for the “true name” of something. Sure it would be great if he didnt have hands and legs but assuming his magical prowess is as great as he claims then im sure he would be able to regrow said body parts. As for wiping Eragon off the face of the Earth and training Murtagh…did u read the books? Murtagh said in Eldest he wants Eragon and Saphira alive because she is the last female dragon…Blah blah he wants to restore the riders. If that wasnt the case then he would have had Murtagh kill Eragon in Eldest.

      I didnt watch star wars but if such a thing were true so what…Cp already said no more hidden riders! The green rider is presumably the last egg that has yet to hatch and I personally thing Murtagh will give it to Eragon in order to change his ture name. OR it may be hidden in Morzans castle.

      I think GAlbatorix has Broms sword and that the words Brom Spoke to him somehow destroy the sword or something…
      Rhunon said that Galby flew to Iliria and destroyed all of the swords…I dont think that Eragon will be able to use the Eldunari that galby has because galby has used dark magic to control them against there will maybe has there true names in which case they couldnt help him if they wanted to.

      • Anonymous

        Eragon has also received his inheritance. What about Brom’s ring? If Murtgah stole the last egg, he could actually train the new rider. I think the book was named Inheritance because it’ll explored the past of important characters of the book and their role in the present.

      • jimmy

        couldn’t Eragon get something from Selena?

        • Dennis

          Like what? She wasnt very strong with magic so I doubt she could have hidden something somewhere…although he may find a letter or something of hers that tells where something is..IF for instance he goes to Morzans Castle

          • jimmy

            WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTT????????????????????????????? She was known for using magic. She was clevor and everybody feared her. She also could have known where eldunari are.She might have left one in Vroengard or something.

      • Ebrithl

        Rider swords are indestructable

        • Dennis

          In Eldest Rhunion says that galbatorix showed up and in an instant destroyed all of her work. Im assuming that she was talking about her swords…nowhere does it say that the swords are indestructible

      • Schmithers

        Dennis – Its unlikely that the green dragon is unhatched when we first meet him. Think about how long it would take for the green dragon to grow old enough to play any role in the plot. It would take the entire 4th book for the dragon to develope into a threat. It would be book 1 all over again.
        CP needs an adult dragon to simply intoduce and avoid all the back story and build up that we already went through with Saphira.

        • Dennis

          Thorn was only a few months old when he first fought Saphira…im sure the elves would make him bigger…

          Howvever I believe that Murtagh will give Eragon the egg so that will make him free from Galbatorix and then it will be two on one…then murtagh or his dragon will die….and the green egg hatches for Arya at the end.

          • Would they? I haven’t read Brisingr in a while but Oromis did not approve of magically enhancing a dragon. Would Eragon allow it as he now has inherited Oromis position as a rider mentor? Don’t quote me,I’m just a noob here.

          • Jwalla83

            Agreed, it’s been mentioned that magically forcing a dragon to grow is definitely not good. I’m pretty sure it’s mentioned that thorn has problems because of the forced growth

      • Jahooty**

        Galby wouldnt use Broms sword because it is likely that he already has one that was made for him. He became a member of the dragon riders order BEFORE he took the trip to the spine. And all riders get a sword at the end of their training when the join the dragon rider ranks.

        – (side note*) Though to be fair Galby using Broms sword would be…. fitting.

        • Dennis

          Well I thought he would uses Broms sword because when Rhunion was talking to Eragon she said something like “As far as I knew only four of her swords survived the fall save for the one HE has chosen to wield….Zarroc, NAegling, Tamerlain, and the other one the elves had. This made me think that his sword was maybe stolen by the urgals or destroyed by them?
          Also when Eragon mentioned if Broms sword would be right for him to use since Brom was his father, Rhunion said that Brom begged her to replace the sword he LOST..not that it was destroyed….thats what made me think that it may still be around

        • Dennis

          Well I thought he would uses Broms sword because when Rhunion was talking to Eragon she said something like “As far as I knew only four of her swords survived the fall save for the one HE has chosen to wield….Zarroc, NAegling, Tamerlain, and the other one the elves had. This made me think that his sword was maybe stolen by the urgals or destroyed by them?
          Also when Eragon mentioned if Broms sword would be right for him to use since Brom was his father, Rhunion said that Brom begged her to replace the sword he LOST..not that it was destroyed….thats what made me think that it may still be around

    • jimmy

      Hes not coming out cause hes lazy, fat, or saving every bit of energy that he can get, which means Eragon is so DEAD. Also, obiwon wasn’t Lukes dad, so that destroys your point.

    • Anonymous

      you messed up a lot of the star wars characters to match with this book, you have eragon as luke and murtagh as vader, that would make the brothers father and son.

  • Bean

    After years of having the RSS news feed on my iGoogle homepage it finally paid off yesterday. Also, the message on the FAQ needs to be edited (finally) to herald the coming of Inheritance (almost said “book 4” there).

  • Shey16

    Hey Mike, I know the servers are down for IF and stuff, but when it does come back up will it reappear here where the news and comments are? Or will the whole Forums be moved somewhere else?

  • Jizmypants000

    BONER!!

  • Perfect timing, I just found this blog and I’ve been looking for the release date!!! So freakin excited! Thanks.

    http://rabbitontherun.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Mike, I have a question. Now that Inheritance has been announced, can we have a interview with Christopher? No pressure, also is the Inheritance almanac going to be updated? Thanks Dude for all your hard work, we really do appreciate all that you do. And yes if your ever in NZ come say Hi!

    • It’s certainly something I’d like to do soon. I have a lot of great things planned for the next nine months and I’m sure Random House does as well. We’re going to make sure that the community — both on their end and on mine — has an awesome time as we work our way toward November.

      With that said, finishing the writing part of Book 4 is not the end of the work that goes into the book for an author or his publisher. Christopher will likely be busy with editing and all of the publicity that an author does to promote his book. What this means: I cannot guarantee an interview soon, but I can guarantee that we’ll talk to him as soon as is possible for all involved. 🙂

      • Kathryn

        Regardless, of whether you do an interview with Christopher in the next 9 months, I would LOVE to see one after the book release. I always think it’s great to talk with an author when they are no longer bound by confidentiality agreements. It’s awesome to hear them talk freely about their work when they don’t have to answer, “Wait for the next book,” to every other question.

  • mojo

    The only way i can pre-order it over the internet is in hardcover edition…will the book be released in paperback? Because I prefer reading paperbacks and all of the first three in the series that i have are paperback.

    • Dwarfman

      The paperback edition of Inheritance will probably be published a year or so after the hardcover edition.

    • Like Dwarfman said, we won’t see a paperback copy of Inheritance for about a year.

      (Fun little side note: That was the first time I wrote “Inheritance” instead of “Book 4” without having to think about it)

      • mojo

        OK, that sucks, but thanks 🙂 Guess ill be getting the hardcover one then.

      • Ebrithl

        Why ,might I ask, will Inheritance not be in paperback for that long?

        • Kathryn

          That’s pretty typical for books. The initial printing is hardcover, then a year later they’ll re-release in paperback. Then if a related movie or tv show comes out there will be a mass-market paperback release.

      • Anonymous

        That’s odd in the Au and over here in NZ the paperback came out the same time as the hard back, hmmm. Also you Guys get a midnight release here we get a as soon as the shops open release.

  • therapist

    Eragon is going to team up with The rock and their going to take Galbatorix out of his little castle,check that jabroni into the smack down hotel, and layth the smackth down on his candy butt!!

  • Catherine6635

    In my opinion brisingr was the best name so far, this newest name is a little bit of a diisapointment for so much hype. but im sure the book will be better than the title.
    but still, cp could have been a little more creative.

  • Me

    I think that Greenies eyes isn’t green cause it wouldn’t fith, it would just look strange, don’t you think? I’m Biddaum Jr, by the way 😉

  • KimB

    One question….. why aren’t greenis eyes green?

  • Anonymous

    Quite nice. Finally……….

    Mike,do you have an idea as to when the forum might migh be up again? Or is it permanently gone, cause when I hit the button, it links to here……

  • Anonymous

    Quite nice. Finally……….

    Mike,do you have an idea as to when the forum might migh be up again? Or is it permanently gone, cause when I hit the button, it links to here……

    • I’ve answered this multiple times in this comment thread, feel free to look below for answers.

  • Night Angel Kage

    Hmm, I can’t find my comment……..

    Anyway, does anyone else think it funny that CP has told us the title of the book a bunch times in an indirect way?

  • Zorionto Zori

    I came.

  • Evros

    please update the release date for Greece

  • Ow my gosh!!! And I still must to wait for a long time!!!
    When will it come from Brazil?

    • As the post says, international release dates that aren’t listed are unknown.

  • NOV8TH

    I wonder if the dragon will be on the Varden’s side because look at its scales, they look uncared for unlike Saphira or Thorn

  • NOV8TH

    I wonder if the dragon will be on the Varden’s side because look at its scales, they look uncared for unlike Saphira or Thorn

  • Harman

    His eyes do not match the colour of his scales. Interesting….

  • Kathryn

    All this color theory stuff (“this dragon and this dragon are similar colors so they must be related,” “if this dragon and this dragon mate their kids would be this color,” etc.) make for some fun ‘shipping theories. But there has never in the series been any evidence that the color of a dragon has any link to who their parents are or who their siblings are or who their kids are. I’m not sure where everyone is getting this idea.

    • Kallandra

      A lot of dragons would end up unattractive muddy colours, then 🙁

  • Oh, and… by the way, where will the release date parties be happening? If I don’t hear about one near me, I’ll throw one myself! 😀

  • On November 8, 2011, the Inheritance Cycle will come to a close. It’s a story that has influenced me in many ways.

    Not only did Eragon and Saphira’s journey fill me with a sense of excitement and adventure, but I mourned to see Brom die, I smiled to see Saphira fly and play with Glaedr, I warmed myself during a snow storm’s power outage at the fire with Eragon and Roran, I silently rooted for Eragon in his love for Arya, I grimaced to see the wickedness of Galbatorix, I cheered to hear Roran’s speech to the people of Carvahall, and I winced as I turned the final page of Brisingr, knowing deep inside that there was only one more book to go before it was all over…

    Inheritance inspired me to create stories of my own, to dream big and form continents and oceans and countries and kingdoms and cultures and histories and legends and characters…

    And now, today, March 25, I see the end approaching. One way or another, the story that has influenced me the most will conclude. It will be a powerful experience, one made even stronger by emotion as memories and attachments rise once more to the surface.

    November 8 will mark the end of an era of my life. And yet it can’t arrive soon enough.

    • Ebrithl

      Same here, these dowg’gawn books are emotional a’rent they. yes I am also sad its coming to an end but I still cant wait to read the last book. Life’s a roller coaster.

  • BiDdaumJuNiorR

    Well, I think that Greeni will be at the Vardens side. He has kind of the same look in the face as Saphira, and if he was going to end up at Galbatorix’ side, he would look more like Thorn.

    • Anonymous

      hmmmm i hope so. i will become depressed for a time if greeni is caught by galby

    • CPFOEVA!!!!

      Maybe Saphira, Thorn and Greeni are all from the same family… just a theory?

  • Tomas

    This is just awesome, and to some of the theories below, Glaedr is not Saphiras father, maybe Greenies, who knows? And There won’t be any SxT, I can give you 100 reasons why as soon as the forum is up running agian 😀

    I think I can wait this long. I mean, Simple Plans new ablum are coming June 21, 2011, and then it’s vacation, I can handle this.

    The cover is simply awesome, and I just noticed that Palancar (the drawer) are signing his name in every dragon his has drawen to IC. To Palancar: Your drawing skills are just amazing, wish I had time to write a letter to Palancar, CP and you Mike!

    The title? Inheritance was one of the guesses, I actually never liked Eldunari or Empire as an title, so Inheritance is just perfect to me.

    • Cyndersbane

      I know it won’t…I just wish it would. xD I find it so much more adorable than SaphiraxGreeni.

    • Cyndersbane

      I know it won’t…I just wish it would. xD I find it so much more adorable than SaphiraxGreeni.

      • Guest

        I think that is Thorn and Saphira fall in love, it could help bring Eragon and Arya together, and possibly Murtagh and Nasuada together.

        Regardless, Greeni will still have a mate, possibly a female violet colored dragon, in turn Thorn and Saphira’s daughter. Hence the color mixture. lol.

        Thorn <3 Saphira forever.

        • Ladin

          holyknight? Or am I mistaken?

          Personally, I don’t see the connection between those relationships, but this isn’t the time or place for the debating that particular subject.

          Anywho, while the cover does seem remarkable similar to the others, it portrays Greeni as a full grown dragon. Personally, I think that could indicate that Greeni will have a fairly major role, which is nice. The Palencar part is intriguing. It could, of course, refer to the king or the valley. But, by whichever interpretation, would it have something to do with Roran, possibly? I can’t really think of anyone else it would refer to…

    • Cyndersbane

      I know it won’t…I just wish it would. xD I find it so much more adorable than SaphiraxGreeni.

    • Cyndersbane

      I know it won’t…I just wish it would. xD I find it so much more adorable than SaphiraxGreeni.

  • Cyndersbane

    I don’t think this at all! Looks very masculine to me, just elegant. Sort of like the elves, so he’s a perfect fit for Arya.

    I think it would be pretty awesome if Saphira and Greeni ended up being siblings. Especially since I want Saphira to end up with Thorn. <3

    What if…Saphira and Greeni are both Glaedr's children? 😮

    Pointless speculation…

    • Guest

      I hope Arya does not become the next rider.

      I think Thorn and Saphira make a cuter couple than SxG, which is gross to me.

      I do like your theory of Saphira and Greeni being siblings or half-siblings. Remember that Saphira is not the child of Glaedr.

      Your speculation does not sound pointless at all, just let your imagination flow, because it has a lot of meaning to it.

      • Dukelord

        also Saphiras mother only gave one egg to the riders and that was Saphiras

        • Michael Smith

          But wat if this is a wild dragon that hasnt come out yet because it senses that the conditions are bad or something.

    • EternalShade

      In one of the books it already mentioned who Saphira’s parents were. Dont remember the names but it wasnt Glaedr

  • EternalShade

    Anyone else think Greenie looks kinda femanine? Maybe its a girl? Unlikely though.

    • Shentosho

      Huh, he looks bird-like to me…

    • book4nov8

      no in one of the books it mentions that the remaining dragon was male, and thats why they want Saphira alive

      • Guest

        the dragon on the cover doesn’t have to be the last dragon egg.

    • Morgaine

      I thought the same thing. I don’t know why, maybe the expression looks feminine.

    • Anonymous

      it is unlikely as the last egg has already been anounced as male?

    • Dukelord

      cp said that it will be a male

  • Dama Lunnaris

    I’ve got a crazy theory. Everyone say that greeni looks a lot like saphira so… I think greeni is saphira’s brother. Yust a theory.Tell me if you think the same thing.

    • Guest

      Hey, maybe they could be as I don’t like the idea of them becoming mates. It makes me wanna throw up.

    • Kallandra

      Maybe. Though there can’t be too much variation in the way different dragons look, so It’s probably just a coincidence. I think the chances of them being related are very slim.

  • Luke23

    There are so many loose ends to tie up. It’s going to be a super long book

    • Undbitr

      704 pages to be exact, I wouldn’t have minded a longer one. But I’ll be happy with what I get, that is unless Eragon and Arya don’t end up together… then I’ll be just plain ticked lol.

      • Anonymous

        Where did you find out that?

        • Undbitr

          It’s on all the pre-order sites, or at least the ones I’ve been to, Amazon will say 704 pages under the “Product Details” heading whereas on BN.com they’ll have something like 704pp (Don’t ask me why the use “pp” instead of “pgs” lol).

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the information.

  • Skymon77

    LOL!!!!!! FINAFRIKINLY!!!!

  • Abelgoedegebuure

    Awesome! Finally! YEAH!!!!!

  • gaurav

    can any body help me to find where and when to pre order in india

  • gaurav

    can any body help me to find where and when to pre order in india

  • Noah Dmwood1

    Awesome!!!!!! How many people have been trying to get in IF forums?

  • Eagle H2Ofall

    This is kinda off topic but, remember when back in Eragon, Murtagh chopped off Torkenbrand the slaver’s head, when they had gotten to the other side of the Hadarac Desert, and Eragon and Murtagh had a big argument about wether it was the right thing to do? Well up to this point, I had allways agreed with Eragon, he thought it was wrong because he (Torkenbrand) was defenseless, but thinking back and reading the book again, I now realize that if Eragon and Murtagh had spared his life, that Eragon would have had another Sloan case on his hands. He can’t go guessing every enemy he meets’s  true name and sending him to Ellesmera! Still, mabe Eragon could have wiped the memory of Torkenbrand somehow.
    Just a thought! 
    🙂

    • Rorschach

      but he didnt know any of the spells back then because he hadnt trained in ellesmera

      • Eagle H2Ofall

        True.

    • Undbitr

      If there was anything that really upset me about Brisingr it was the whole ordeal with Sloan and Eragon about killing someone. I don’t know how many times Eragon hesitated and “felt bile in his mouth,” whenever he killed someone. No, Eragon shouldn’t be a cold-hearted killer, but that doesn’t mean you make him a wimpy dragon rider that can’t make the “tough” decision when he needs to. That whole side of Eragon made me mad everytime I read a part about, I wanted to scream, “Grow a backbone!” at him I don’t know how many times.

    • Undbitr

      If there was anything that really upset me about Brisingr it was the whole ordeal with Sloan and Eragon about killing someone. I don’t know how many times Eragon hesitated and “felt bile in his mouth,” whenever he killed someone. No, Eragon shouldn’t be a cold-hearted killer, but that doesn’t mean you make him a wimpy dragon rider that can’t make the “tough” decision when he needs to. That whole side of Eragon made me mad everytime I read a part about, I wanted to scream, “Grow a backbone!” at him I don’t know how many times.

      • Undbitr

        Sorry, not quite sure if you can edit. But I just want to add that I hope the whole queasy about killing side of Eragon is gone in Inheritance, just a thought I guess.

        • Kathryn

          But that’s what sets him apart from the heartlessness of Galbatorix, that he feels the implications of every kill he makes.

          • Undbitr

            True, but it got just plain annoying having to read every two pages how Eragon felt like he was going to throw up whenever he had to kill someone or someone was hurt. I’m just saying, he doesn’t have to be a heartless killer, but at least write 20x less about how Eragon feels everytime. It was sort’ve a pet peeve of mine throughout all of Brisingr.

          • Morgaine

            Kind of like Harry Potter – he just disarms everyone instead of killing them.

    • Héér Jarno

      No, no, CP said he changed the plot of Sloan after he realized killing him was stupid and wrong, but CP was stupid him self about that: that moment Eragon kills without mercy and blablabla, the other moment he almost cries when killing one person of a animal. Not really realistic and fantastic i think. Sloan was not safed by Eragon but by CP.

      • Kallandra

        Are you talking about when he killed the guy in the oatrol Eragon and Arya came across? He was probably just caught up in the battle, did what first came into his little head, then regretted it later.
        Wow, that sounds excuse-ish of me!

        Anyway, he was mentally connected to the animals as he fed off their energy, so he felt himself die a little when they did.

    • Héér Jarno

      No, no, CP said he changed the plot of Sloan after he realized killing him was stupid and wrong, but CP was stupid him self about that: that moment Eragon kills without mercy and blablabla, the other moment he almost cries when killing one person of a animal. Not really realistic and fantastic i think. Sloan was not safed by Eragon but by CP.

  • Gsarnacki

    You think maybe Glaeder and Saphira snuck away at some point and did the nasty and Saphira is secretly pregnant? Wouldnt be the first secret she kept from Eragon. Either happened after the altercation with Glaeder or the altercation was the conception 🙂 For the sake of Dragonkind : )

    • Kathryn

      Um, no. Glaedr and Saphira had a huge fight in Eldest because Saphira wanted to “do the nasty” and Glaedr didn’t.

  • Son of the Sun

    Finally! thank you God! LoL. November is a long way away but there’s the new song of ice and fire book coming out and loads of other goodies this year so I don’t I’ll be bored this summer. So what exactly is wrong with the server? I thought that it was just my really slow computer but it’s been almost a week now and I still can’t get on. grr! Kind of ironic that we get quite possibly the biggest and the best news of the year and then the server goes down?

    rather suspicious timing me thinks LoL.
    The title while ok seems to be a bit cheap…do you reckon that christopher couldn’t think of anything more original or something? whatever at least it’s coming out thats the main thing.
    By the way which of you are hyped about Elder Shcrolls:Skyrim? I know I am.

    • Guest

      I’m hyped about the new elder scrolls but I don’t care much about the Inheritance Cycle anymore.

    • Anonymous

      I think that so far Eldest has been the most interesting title. There are still people wondering why it was called that way.

  • Anonymous

    ugh, when will that be. For how long must i suffer!?!

  • Anonymous

    What the heck is wrong with inheritance forums i was in middle of an awesome fan fiction

    • Ladin

      This is what Mike said a bit lower on the page:

      QUOTE:
      I’ve answered this quite a few times now, but we’re having massive server issues (half due to the tens of thousands of fans trying to access the server) and I’m trying to work through them as fast as I can. We haven’t exactly discovered the root cause, so it’s harder than basic troubleshooting. They’ll be back as soon as I can get to the bottom of the problems and fix it.

  • JuleGraf

    The cover looks brilliant!!! Can’t wait until november…it’s sssooooo long away..still could be worse haha

  • sirsimon

    YESSSSS!!!

    I have already pre ordered mine

    I will warm up to the title, but I love the art design, the green dragon looks great.

    • Anonymous

      You’re right. It’s really interesting and profound.

  • Saphira

    y did it hav to be november??? it will be a long wait 😛

  • Arya!!!

    yeah!!! the 4th book is coming out, finally!

  • Wolf

    im so happy, i guessed the title would be inheritance

  • Eragon

    I know it was called Inheritance two months after Brisingr’s was released. All you had to do was put two and two together to understand were it was going. that and I got an inside source comferming my statement 2 1/2 months ago. Let’s just say the books aren’t completly fiction. There is more truth then Christopher Paolini is willing to say right now. For it is not the right time. But it is close to it. I know more to all of this then anyone els in the world. on acount for who I am or rather we are.

    Allr Shur’tugalar gath; Un se du garjzla kodthr onr hjarta. Wiol eka eddyr Eragon Shadeslayer rider of saphira Brightscales.

    And i can prove it if that is what you wish as long as Christopher Paolini a.k.a brom alowes me to and saphira. For it is time for all of us to get what we lost so long ago wen we intered the shadow door and ended up in this time for he did not creat a book of lies but a book of thruth. we will all get back what we lost later this year to the end of next that is wen the shadow doors open and we reaturn home were we belonge.

    • WhoKnows

      What the….? You can barely spell…I doubt you can even open a door, especially a shadow door.

    • Anonymous

      what’s any of that supposed to mean

    • Razzmanfire

      you might wanna learn to spell first before you ask anyone

      • Eragon

        That is one thing im werking on the more words I know the more magic I can use.

      • Eragon

        That is one thing im werking on the more words I know the more magic I can use.

    • Ebrithl

      please expand our knowledge,…What are you talking about? Cool wording though. Not criticizing

      • Eragon

        sorry for my bad spelling you people call it dyslexia it is areading and wrighting disorder. A shadow door takes one from one point in time to another. Wen we arrived at this time we lost most to all awere memorice but we slowly get them back. but I being who I am I never lost mine but brom had. brom never acturly died he went into a deep sleap the shadow door was opens on top of his tome witch broke his trance. In short I am Eragon shadeslayer rider of Saphira Bjartskular. and it is allmost time for us to leave this time. we might go fowerd in time, backwords in time, or we might just come right back to this time. BUT if we some haw miss awer window then this whole world and all of time will go wronge. wen you go though a shadow door it creats a copy of you an evil copy if you are of the light or a good copy if you are of the dark. your copy is like your shadow it can’t be killed but unlike your shadow it can kill you. but dy doing this it to dies that is the only way to kill them that we know of.

    • Ebrithl

      please expand our knowledge,…What are you talking about? Cool wording though. Not criticizing

    • Anonymous

      Das ist sehr verrückt.

  • Michaelfan13

    I hope the question i have, since i started reading these books will be answer

    • Aron1202

      and what is is that ?:)

  • Anonymous

    like this is your gonna be camping outside your local bookstore on the morning of the eigth just to start reading the book asap.
    i know i am

  • Jalong

    MIke, what will happen to this site once all of this is done and gone, when all the mysteries have been revealed? Will it still have postings about different books? Personally 75% of the books that have been mentioned or recommended, I have read and or attempting to read. Will you still be posting stuff like that?

    • I touched upon this in my 7 year anniversary letter (it’s a few posts down on Shur’tugal’s home page) but the short version is:

      I’m slowly shifting my priorities over to Lytherus so that when the time comes for Inheritance to be done with, Lytherus will be a huge website full of great content. HOWEVER, Shur’tugal will be shifting its coverage from Inheritance to all things Paolini. Shur’tugal will remain online as long as fans continue wanting a place to visit.

  • Blagden

    he inherits inheritance? well not the title i expected, well at least we know the release date

  • Ladin

    … Wow. Well, that’s a lot more than I expected to come up. Shame IF’s down. I feel rather cheated by the title, though. I mean, Eragon inherits an “Inheritance”? It works, but seriously?

  • A Venecia94

    Makes me realize just how pretty Saphira is compared to the males

  • A Venecia94

    Makes me realize just how pretty Saphira is compared to the males

  • Anonymous

    For some reason, looking at this dragon just yells elf to me, like its rider is an elf, i have no idea why but thats the first thing that popped into my head when i looked at this cover.

  • excited!!!!

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!! IM SOOOO EXCITED!!! 😀

  • Brendans Mommy87

    EEEEEEE!!!! SOO EXCITED!!

  • Cubsrule670

    Is that the actual cover?
    If it is it doesnt really seem to uhh go along with the other books.

    Other than that HELLL YA!!!!!! IM PUMPED FOR THIS BOOK!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Huh, how so? It seems pretty similar to me, at least with the cover of Eragon…

      • Cubsrule6710

        Lol never mind for some weird reason it was showing up in a negative color photo on my computer earlier and all the green was red. Hahaha it looked like Eldest but maroon. Thanks though!

    • Anonymous

      Huh, how so? It seems pretty similar to me, at least with the cover of Eragon…

  • Dractan

    This is going to be one LOOOONNG summer… HAD TO BE NOVEMBER! But at least its coming out this year!

    • HedonisticAdam

      Too bad it wasn’t September.

  • Dariya

    Like this if when you first saw this you screamed bloody murder and nearly passed out.

  • Ashwiipoobear

    Best news all year…

  • Shookdylan31

    omg i cant wait till november uhgg long summer

  • Skymon77

    This is going to be a long summer…………….

  • rblax

    woah different set up

  • Harman

    Why is the Forum down and when will it be back :O

    • Guest

      There seems to be a glitch or bug with the database, but who knows when it will get fixed? Hopefully, it shouldn’t be so long.

      I really miss talking to my friends on IF. :'(

    • I’ve answered this quite a few times now, but we’re having massive server issues (half due to the tens of thousands of fans trying to access the server) and I’m trying to work through them as fast as I can. We haven’t exactly discovered the root cause, so it’s harder than basic troubleshooting. They’ll be back as soon as I can get to the bottom of the problems and fix it.

      • Harman

        Alright, cool. Thanks for the reply.

  • bladeofbrisingr

    Whhyyyyyy????? I suffer through all winter to get to warm weather and to hear news about inheritance, to find out 2 days into spring, the book wont be released until november? why???
    Anyways, very excited for the news anyway, and the moment I found out, texted all of my friends that I know to be IC fans!

  • Guest

    Does anyone think there will be anymore wild dragon?

  • Randomness_245

    :D!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!! i am happy now!!

  • Ali_jamal81

    Yes!!!!!!! Omg finally… I’m very happy

  • Ali_jamal81

    Yes!!!!!!! Omg finally… I’m very happy

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget Uncharted 3 on Nov 1. That is, if you have a PS3.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, double post.

  • Guest

    I can’t wait till November D:

  • Cyndersbane

    Hey, Greeni looks like the child of Saphira and Glaedr. Seriously, he does.

    …not that it means anything, because that wouldn’t even make sense, but I just thought it was interesting. xD

    • Rhendera

      I’ve grabbed my books and you’re right. He has the nose of Saphira, and the eyes of Glaedr. Not that this really says anything though, It might just be the painter’s style, We’ll find out in half-a-year. (which takes too damned long! UGH! =( =( )

  • descro

    There is a touch of irony to the title though. A long time ago some guy sacarstically called book 4 inheritance. It’s funny.

  • Waffle

    So… when will IF be back up?

    • Soon we hope.

      • Naruto-kun

        Can you at least tell us a little about what exactly happened to IF? Because there’s been no news so far and knowing the problem is half of the cure for this impatience to get back on IF

        • Casey Dearden

          wats IF

          • Anonymous

            Inheritance forums are the official forums for this website. There’s some problems with the servers at the moment, so the forums are currently down.

      • KV

        They decided we’d be too happy with both this news and the forum, so they shut it down. 😛

        Seriously though, didn’t make a backup or what’s taking so long?

      • rblax

        What is so important about IF? What is on it?

        • Shookdylan31

          fan fictions and topics and alot of things

        • Shookdylan31

          fan fictions and topics and alot of things

      • I_heart_yoda

        Um…. any news on how soon exactly? I mean are you talking hours, days or weeks?

  • IsaacGS2LA

    So, what is the name of the book?

    • Guest

      Inheritance…..that is what the large cover of the book says….

    • deters

      hahaha IsaacGS2LA, can you not read the big green cover that says INHERITANCE?

  • I think theres a possibility of a new map being included in Inheritance… A map including an extension of Alagaesia…. like where Eragon will go to when he leaves Alagaesia…. do you guys think CP would do this?

    • Guest

      It could be possible.

    • Anonymous

      Meh, I don’t quite think so, if only because that would reveal major spoilers for any future books CP might do.

  • AH! So happy! The release date is also my birthday!

    • descro

      Me too!

    • Ken Schoen

      Ahh it’s the day after mine! lol

    • Anonymous

      day before mine,

  • Kronk911

    “Something he will inherit?” How blunt lol I like it.

  • Kronk911

    “Something he will inherit?” How blunt lol I like it.

  • Fluffywuffywoo

    SCREAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM (PASS OUT FROM OXYGEN DEPRIVATION) YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY NOVEMBER NEEDS 2 HURRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Glad to see you’re so exited…

  • poopstick

    “Inheritance” is one of those words that doesn’t sounds like a word anymore if you say it too much. Just saying.

    • Omarasad1995

      u know if u really focus on each syllable u might ur speaking a wierd language…:P

  • Crittercrazy

    yall preorder on amazon.com and when u git it and like $10 worth of other stuuf u git free shipping and its only $15 hurry hurry hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Megan

    *hyperventilates* Someone get me a paper bag, stat!

  • Anonymous

    Owww it gets released just before by birthday 🙂

  • Garpur

    In-her-it-ance lol

  • Madwolves007

    It’s great !!!!! But the cover ? Seriously ? It looks like the first one but in green and with a mean face …

    • Empirepower

      These are not the exact colors, it looks way greater in all its glory…

  • Anonymous

    Hooray. Christopher I officially think that even though its been nearly 13 years you have done so very well

  • Diy4life!

    I.am.so.HAPPY!!!! My friend called me to tell me this happened.. the couple of days I can’t get on the computer and the biggest news OF THE YEAR (for me anyway) HAPPENS!!! I CAN’T WAIT!!
    Wonder if I can get off school that day… :]

  • Jimmy

    7 months, 14 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes from now I will be in line at barnes and noble :D. Then I will beg forever for my parents to let me skip school so I can read all day. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

    • jake

      dido

      • jake

        ha you have to convince them, my parents already said I can stay home

  • Luke23

    It’s so hard to concetrate when I have that weird advertisement showing the picture of that weird dog human hybrid thing….gross.

  • Guest

    It’s great that the fourth book is finally going to be released and all, but somehow I don’t feel that satisfied and excited anymore after such a long wait. The title fell way short of my expectations, and the cover art is good but not amazing, unlike what I expected after all this waiting. I think after a while of endless waiting, you just grow tired of checking fansites everyday for news and not find anything useful. I mean I still love this series, but I think if Christopher finished his book sooner, I’d love it even more. Anybody else feel the same way?

    • Pretty much. If you think about it, before it was announced that the 3rd/final book was going to be split, we’ve been waiting for the end since 2005 after eldest came out. When Brisingr came out, it pretty much meant that we had to double our waiting time. 3 years a book is ridiculous.

      6 years for an ending. Honestly, I feel the same way.

      • CPFOEVA!!!!

        I don’t know about you but i prefer quality over quantity

        • Oh, I do too. I don’t really mind the wait, as I’ve waited longer for other things (like video games), but I’m not going to lie, I have lost interest. The me 6 years ago would be a lot more excited than I am right now. Perhaps it’s because I’ve grown to love other things or even something else entirely.

          Still, we’ve been waiting a long time:/

    • Nope. I’m a normal fan with normal expectations and realize that writing doesn’t happen overnight. I’m also used to normal three year waits for quality books, as it’s what I’ve been waiting for since Eragon, as well as with other series I enjoy. But hey, that’s just me.

  • Inheritance Cycle: Inheritance.

    Inheritance, the final book of the Inheritance Cycle.

    Don’t know if I like the name, but the name doesn’t really matter and I don’t care enough to get all pissy. However, it’s going to make looking up stuff about “Inheritance” hard, the book and whole series will mix together.

    Also, yay to November 8th, apparently all my childhood book series are ending this year.

  • Question58

    I am super pumped that we finally know the realease and name. But I am also slighty sad that my favourite books are coming to an end.

  • Belle6897

    HAAAAALLLEEEEELLLLLUUUUUJJJJJJAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S COME AT LAST!

  • INHERITANCE BABY!!!

    HOHOHOHO is very rite, they do resemble glaedrs scales, however i think that is because greenie is glaedrs son!!! i zoomed in on the pic of greenie and it turns out he isnt just green, there is alot of gold hidden in his scales and his eyes are also gold, plus it would turn out quite well because his inheritance would be, his fathers eldunari!!!!!!!!!!! i like this theory lol!!!

    • Guest

      It would be neat if Thornwas Glaedr’s son.

    • anonymous

      I’m not sure you can really put much stock in the cover art to figure out clues about Inheritance. Just take Eldest as an example – from the cover art, Thorn looks like the sleekest, most serpentine dragon of them all. He makes Saphira’s pick look chunky. But the book describes Thorn as smaller, more compact, and more muscular than Saphira. So the cover art is just simply Palencar’s interpretation of the dragons.

    • Ebrithl

      Also Glaedr and Greeni both have rather big and wrinkly bottom lips wheras Thorn and Saphira have thin lips this is odd but true your theory might be right.I also think he hatched before Saphira mainly because of his bent scales.

    • Emeric

      Aren’t Thorn, Greenie and Saphira brothers and sisters?

  • HOHOHOHO

    Look at the picture of the dragon the scales are not as smooth as they are Saphiras’s or even Thorn’s. In fact they resemble Glaedr’s scales which might suggest that it has already hatched. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • Horsegal4ever

    I have a wild theory to post, and I know it’s illogical, and that most of you won’t like it and prfer the obvious choice, but it seriously crazy and something an author would do, in my opinion. I don’t think Arya is going to be the green rider or Eragon’s love. Don’t shout at me! I’m just putting this info out on the table for it to be discussed. I know all the evidence points to Arya, but wouldn’t it be just like Chris to point it at her, then end up being someone else? Yeah yeah, green magic, Eragon *hrts* Arya, I get it. But I think that the next green rider might be that teenage girl who was with that older woman that Angela told the future to and Solembum talked to and Shaphira gave a blessing to. She could also be Eragon’s romance girl. Royalty? No problem. What if the woman is Galbatorix’s runaway (secret) wife and the girl is his daughter? That makes her royalty. Just think about it. I know it’s crazy, and there is literally no evidence of any of this, but it makes for an interesting thought, and a good possibility (in my opinion.) Arya may be ‘the one’ for Eragon, but I think it’s just a tad too obvious. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. We’ll find out at the release, or in a Q&A if they ever hold one again. Don’t cuss me out over this idea, K? Enjoy this twisted thinking!

    • Jamessorbie

      It can’t be her. The Rider has been in all the books so far, the teenager was only in Brisingr. But why would Eragon fall in love with her when he has been in love with Arya since ‘Eragon”?

      • Kathryn

        Why do people keep saying this? In the confirmed book 4 page of this website, there is nothing that says the new rider will be someone who’s been in all 4 books. Where are y’all getting this information?

        • Emeric

          FAQ with Paolini 😉

    • anonymous

      I’ve thought the Green Rider was Elva from the beginning – Arya does seem too obvious. However, I think it is a little wild to consider that Elva could be Eragon’s love…she can’t stand him! I think there will be a love story for Eragon and Arya, but Elva will be the next Rider. It makes sense – i feel like it would ruin the relationship between Eragon and Arya if she were the Rider…Eragon would be her teacher instead of her friend.

      • shadow

        hmmm… It does sort of make sense that Elva would be the next rider. There would be a whole lot more drama with both sides trying to win her over. I think Arya would still be Eragon’s mate, cuz she doesn’t need a dragon to be immortal. On the other side, it would be cute if Arya was the rider and fell in love with Eragon while Saphira fell in love with Greenie.(but its WAY too obvious though)

      • Guest

        I don’t mind who becomes the next rider as long as it’s not Arya. I hate Arya for being a flat-lined character. I know that ExA is going to happen. However, I would hate it if the green dragon was used as a plot device to bring them together.

        I’d much rather see Thorn and Saphira together.

        • anonymous

          Yeah I agree. I feel like Eragon and Arya already have enough going on between them, throwing a green dragon in the midst would kinda make the books all about them. and up till now, Eragon/Arya has been a rather odd and subplot…

          • Guest

            I am a die-hard Thorn <3 Saphira fan.

            No offense or anything, but Greeni would look at Saphy like she's his mother.

          • anonymous

            I’m afraid Murtagh and Thorn are too far gone for that to happen. However, Paolini did bring up the option of changing yourself, and thus changing your true name….I think Murtagh’s name will change, and he–along with Thorn–will die a martyr’s death at Galby’s hand. I just don’t see him surviving the last book, he’s too much of a liability.

          • Kathryn

            Why do you say that? Saphira wanted to mate with Glaedr in Eldest. Age has very little to do with who mates with whom in terms of dragons, I think. Glaedr was centuries older than Saphira, yet dragons hatch already having full intelligence and instinctually knowing everything they need to know. Hatching just begins physical development. Also, you have to consider that even though Glaedr hatched centuries ago Saphira’s egg was “born” a looooooooooooooong time before she actually hatched. So do you count age from within the egg? Or do you count it in terms of physical development.

    • Crittercrazy

      the rider has 2 b in all 3 books she wasnt

      • Kathryn

        How do you know this?

      • Kathryn

        How do you know this?

  • Inheritagon

    I thought we’d get the title, but now we have the release date and the cover, too.
    Unfortunately, IF is down (was this down to the new information, or did it just go down?).

    It’ll be busy when it gets back online. 😀

    • Serious

      They’re having problems, it wasn’t intentional.

      • Inheritagon

        I didn’t mean it like they intentionally cut the server – just if the news caused a mass influx of people. 😛

  • Anonymous

    PPl how abt this theory? This dragon luks pretty similar to Saphira..accepted! but what if it IS really Saphira? Maybe a powerful transition for the better with the help of the young green dragon(or the egg itself!)! Something like Gandalf the Grey becoming Gandalf the White in LorD Of the Rings…………

  • Kenandgwen

    I think there might be an error with the database.

    AS for the book, I’m not all that excited and I’m not a huge fan of the series. It’s probably going to be all cliche flat-lined like the other books. Sorry.

    I’m just more of a fanfic person.

    *Braces for flames*

    • Rellana

      if your not really a fan why would you bother to go on the site

      • Guest

        Please don’t say things like that. It’s very disrespectful.

        • Anonymous

          Dude, as soon as you said you preferred fanfiction to a good novel, your argument kinda got flushed down the toilet. And don’t tell Rellana to stop being disrespectful, because he or she is right. Why would you come to an Inheritance site just to say you don’t like Inheritance?

  • Kithsahan

    now we finally know what saphira’s boyfriend looks like. HAWWT DAMNNNN!!!

    • Kenandgwen

      I don’t know, we’ll just have to see until the book comes out, but he looks more like dyed version of Saphy. Although I sure hope it’s not him.

    • Ebrithl

      No cussing we want to read clean comments

    • Ebrithl

      No cussing we want to read clean comments

  • Oryx

    This is great news! The title is kinda lame, especially given the hints that we got for so long. I’m not complaining though. Anyway, does anyone know why the forums keep redirecting to shurtugal.com? It’s been like this for at least 5 days now…

    • Inheritagon

      The title fits…
      It’s probably because they’re down at the moment – before there was a message from Shur’tugal Staff saying that they’re working hard on fixing it.
      When it’s back up, most likely it’ll stop. 😉

  • Durzagd

    Good news. By the way, what’s wrong with the forum?

  • Baneofdurza

    OH MY GOD FINALLY!!!!!!

    I LOVE YOU CP AND RANDOM HOUSE WE ARE GETTING IT THIS YEAR

    I was actually trying to access IF but this is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8/11/11
    The day Galbatorix will (Hopefully) fall
    (11/8/11)

  • s.gott

    Within 12 hours of this announcement, Inheritance was the number 1 Bestseller on Barnes & Noble website…that’s amazing!!

    • Guest

      Was it?

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised the release date is on a Tuesday, especially with it being released in November (when the “teen” target audience will be in school). Brisingr was released on Saturday at midnight so people could hold midnight release parties. I wonder if they’ll realize the potential corner they’ve backed themselves into and move the “Inheritance” release to November 12 (or hopefully November 5).

    • Rand al Thor

      I think the series has gone beyond just student reading, most of the teenagers who started the series are in college or exploring real life and I myself am old enough to be a parent to many of them am equally excited for the release of the book. Inheritance is a big boy book now…..

      • Undbitr

        I know what you mean, I think they really need to pull the book from the “Children’s” category. It sort’ve has me worried though, I’m a solid Eragon/Arya fan and I think that their relationship deserves justice (No, I’m not talking about erotica or hardcore lemons here) but for the relationship to really get flushed out like I’m hoping, there might need to be something besides hugs and lights kisses if you get my drift, and some of that stuff wouldn’t be so appropriate for the younger age group.

  • Michael Smith

    Off subject but, I am desperately trying to figure out why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets. :

    • Jroskien

      to protect their heads, before they completed their suicide missions?

    • Kikisweb13

      we just learned about them in history class yesterday! hahaha IM SOO excited! the titel was surprising b/c it wasn’t anything new. But im still excited and i have to wait soo long! oh well, I like the drawing and when I saw the announcement my jaw dropped 🙂

      • Michael Smith

        Ik wat u mean. I almost had an asthma attack in the middle of class wen I found out.lol

  • Dractan

    WOOT! Finally we know what the books name is! WOOT! Somebody get me a Time Machine!

  • Anonymous

    This is great except now i will have to try and read this book in the 3 days before the new Elder Scrolls game comes out.

    • Undbitr

      I face the same problem, I really don’t want to be torn between the two. That and the fact that I will without a doubt be at the midnight release!

    • Jroskien

      you read my mind

    • Colby

      I am very excited about both of those release dates because my birthday is on November 13! Lucky me, both the things I’ve been waiting for for longer than I care to name are coming out just days before my birthday! I am indeed fortunate because I won’t have to spend any of my money on them… hahaha.

  • Eagle H2Ofall

    What this means is, he’s done writing it!
    But Novermber? I’m going to have put myself in a coma till then!

    • Elf Knight

      Want some help? LOL! Just kidding! 😉

  • Tap

    A Question:
    Will they release a video of an interview with the author? I mean they usually do that, right? For brisingr, they released a video interview along with the release date… if i remember right.

  • mcrib

    Exiting news, but the A Dance With Dragons announcement was more exiting. It’s been 6 years since the last A Song of Ice and Fire book, and 11 since we’ve heard from one half of the characters.

  • Inheritance FTW

    NOVEMBER 8TH, HERE WE COME!!!! 😀

    ps- off topic, but does anyone know why IF is unaccessible? And when it will be back up?
    Thanks.

    • Jamessorbie

      It’s been down since about 1AM yesterday morning(East Coast US). I wish it would start back up soon though.

  • LightAtTheEndOfTheTunnel.

    Had to comment on this after all this time…the clock is ticking, the world is turning and people are circling November 8th on their calendars! Cannot wait, I was hoping it would be this news…Hopefully we’ll all be caught up in work and miscellaneous drama that November 8th will be here sooner rather than later. Finally, the ending we’ve all been craving.

  • Anonymous

    Am exceptionally Happy that now we atleast know WHEN the book is coming out!

  • Anonymous

    This title brings no surprise….Almost 90% of fans felt it would be Inheritance!

    • KV

      Personally I thought it might be Eldunarya…

      What’s up with the forum?

  • Alz_582

    PRICES JUMPED AT BN.com, PRE-ORDER SOON BEFORE THEY JUMP AGAIN!

    That’s awesome, I pre-ordered from bn.com at like 6:oopm for $15.11 and now at 12:00 it’s $17.12. Which means one thing, pre-order as soon as possible!! No doubt the price will probably jump again once they realize how much demand there is for this book!!!

    • Amazon still lists for $15.11

      Also, fun fact: Inheritance is the top selling book on bn.com and last update was #226 on Amazon…

  • Anonymous

    my birthday is november 9th:)
    soo cod mw3 and inheritance come out in the same week as my bday:D
    gonna be a great time
    thanks mike, CP, and all you fans who i have had convos with over inheritance forums
    as soon as its back ups lets all go discuss theories!

  • Matt91

    Didn’t know if anyone had noticed yet, but Amazon just listed Inheritance. It will be Its listed for $15.11, and it is 704 pages long, making it the second shortest book in the series. Here is a link to preorder it: http://amzn.com/0375856110

    • Jamessorbie

      You mean the second longest? Eragon was 497 pages long, Eldest was 668 pages long, Brisingr was 748 pages long. So, if it is 704 pages I will be happy with the length.

  • EkaEddyrAiShurtugal

    Awesomesauce! I hope I can actually buy this one, I only own Brisingr, I had to get the rest from the library. I swear I owned Eragon at one point… I think I lost it (dunno how)…

    But, Mike, you do realize that the Inheritance Forums accounts has been suspended? I can’t wait to head over there and pull up a topic on this update, but ITS DOWN! Ahhhhhhh…

    Anyways, I’m going to check the library website for when they put the book up everyday until Novermber 8th! Go me!

  • kingsolomon4

    Inheritance doesnt have to be from brom . it could always be about selena(who paloni said we’d hear more from in book 4). OR murtag pulling a snape on everyone and inheriting the EMPIRE from galby.

  • Tyfullerton

    HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Suck it you pessimists!!!!!! The cup is half full it would appear, not empty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Skymon77

    when is the pre-order starting?

    • Alz_582

      It’s already been started.

  • I only have one think to say: those fans that were soo negative about the news from Random House can……

    SUCK IT!!!!!!!!!! <(-_-<) (>-_-)>

  • I only have one think to say: those fans that were soo negative about the news from Random House can……

    SUCK IT!!!!!!!!!! <(-_-<) (>-_-)>

  • Jugular16

    it cant be a female dragon.. remember at the end of the eldest Murtagh says the last dragon egg in the possession of the king is a male dragon

    • Christopher has also confirmed that the last dragon is a male.

  • ZachyD

    Oh, and “Greenie” seems to have a slender look, like a female….FEMALE DRAGON!

    • Christopher has confirmed in interviews that the last dragon is a male.

    • Alz_582

      I like your paranoia though, lol. But having the green dragon as a female would be like not having Eragon and Arya end up together. I wasn’t a hundred percent sure about where that relationship would go before, but after reading some fanfic I realized that it fits perfectly, even if it is completely expected. So please Christopher, don’t mess with something that fits perfectly just to be different from what almost everyone expects.

  • ZachyD

    Does everyone actually picture the Dragon’s to look like they do on the covers? I’ve always pictured them too look a little different. The green dragon’s face is oddly unique.

    Hey Mike, remember months back when you guys were trying to get something approved by Random House to do and it was supposed to be a really cool surprise? You mentioned it awhile after Comic-Con I think. What was that? We never heard anymore on it.

  • Babersher

    I CANT BELIEVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!! OHHHHH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!! BIG NEWS WAS EXPECTED, BUT CERTAINLY NOT THIS SOOOOOO SUDDEN *****HEART ATTACK***** I LOVE IT

    I like the title, though a bit bland, and kind of a cheap trick how title will be something eragon inherits.

    The dragon looks old and young so don’t know what to think.

    8 months is not so mad when you’ve been waiting for the 4th book a week after Brisingr, and I expected a 2012 release date.

  • Jet2112112

    wow best B-Day present eve.r =D

    • Tyfullerton

      Ha.. Brisingr came out on my B-day. i was not social. so its a bad thing. =)

  • Erataugh

    I just noticed that Greeni’s thorns seem like they are sprouting and are much smaller than all the other dragon’s thorns.

    (^*-*)^

    • Alz_582

      Probably due to the fact that Thorn was artificially grown and I’m not sure whether Eragon, Arya, or whoever will do that with Greenie.

  • Matt

    November is going to be a great month…first this masterpiece on the 8th…then I have the Elder Scrolls Skyrim on Nov 11…then finally to top it all off..my birthday on the 26…great month!!!

    • Blade111491

      i know my bday is the 14th

      • Anonymous

        So is mine. Now i just need to read Inheritance in under 3 days. Atleast the first time.

    • Undbitr

      Yep, I’m pumped! The only bad part is being torn between the two, so I’m hoping my shipping will be super fast (already pre-ordered from bn.com!) and that I can be at least a solid ways into the book before the midnight release of Skyrim on the 10th where I will without a doubt be. Just imagine, a book that we’ve been waiting four years for on the 8th and a game we’ve been waiting 5 years for on the 11th. I gotta give ya props Christopher, you beat the great people at Bethesda at least, lol.

    • ~*summer*~

      bros bday the 1st book release on the 8th bffs bday 11th mine and my sis’s bday 22 wow!!!!!!! awesome month!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aethelbert

    Is that the cover? I can’t see it!

  • Hawklet2010

    The scales on Greeni look very wrinkled and rough, similar to Glaedr (old dragon). On the other hand, Saphira’s and Thorn’s scales are fairly straight and smooth (young dragons). Could this be a hint that Greeni has been alive awhile and does not hatch in book 4. I know Christopher has stated that the green dragon egg fragments seen in Eldest are merely a coinscidence but this makes me wonder……

  • Anonymous

    it keeps redirecting me back to shurtugal.com

  • Anonymous

    why cant i get on inheritanceforums.com

    • We are currently having a few database issues with the site right now. We’ll have it back online as fast as we can!

      • Anonymous

        when will that be?

      • Anonymous

        when will that be?

  • Woohoo! Sneaky Christopher! “The title will be something Eragon will inherit”, indeed. Should’ve seen that one coming.

    I love the cover art!

    • Anonymous

      yeah, i mean, we should have seen eragon inheriting inheritance. welll, thats my reasoning for today. ;]

  • MeghanShamp

    At my first look at the cover, Greeni looks like a very soft, gentle dragon and looks a bit like a mis of Saphira’s and Glaedr’s rendition. I love him already! Anyone else think the same?

    • Undbitr

      …and a dragon fit for Arya, lol. I can honestly say it’s hard to picture a dwarf (Orik if it was) or Roran riding a dragon like that. 😀 Super PUMPED!!

  • Jimmy

    ive been waiting forever. In the the last 6 months I have reread the series 7 times. I will always praise the day I chose to read Eragon for summer reading. Less than 8 months until Inheritance.(-=. We can do it. This is gona either be a long 8 months waiting or the quickest 8 months ever waiting.

    • Alz_582

      This is nothing, I think for Eldest there was a countdown up for the release date up on the main page and there was still more than a year left to wait, lol.

  • Jack

    So far everything looks good. I just hope the story is good- The worst thing that could happen in Inheritance is that everything happens like it’s supposed to, and all our predictions come true. I hope CP puts in a twist that changes everything

  • Jumpergirl2056

    YES!!!! HAHAHHA FINALLY! ((= and congratz to all us fans for tuffing this wait out! wow… i cant believe the news is finally out! im honestly in shock. but this is bittersweet )= once i read this the story is over! ill know what happens! wow that blows my mind… idk. i want to know how it ends but i dont want the series to end )= then ill be stuck to rereading it! wow… well besides abusing the word “wow,” im just in TOTAL shock. but so happy!! woohoo!!!!!

    • Sarah

      It’s not as if us fans had any choice 🙂

  • AF

    YES!!! *dies* *comes back* YES! YES! YES!

  • Guest

    about time…
    🙂

  • Jahooty**

    Fitting title….

  • BWD

    FINALLY!!!! I’VE BEEN WAITING FOREVER!!!!

  • Anonlegon

    I just finished reading the last book, and I was heart heavy not knowing when the last book would be released. Now I’m so excited! I can’t wait!!!

  • Jack Groom

    Thank you christopher. For ending the prolonged depression of millions.

  • Mp2891

    Shouldn’t the eyes of the green dragon by GREEN?

  • Mp2891

    Shouldn’t the eyes of the green dragon by GREEN?

    • Rellana

      it would actually look realllllllly weird with green eyes

  • Mp2891

    Shouldn’t the eyes of the green dragon by GREEN?

  • INHERITANCE BABY!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO so frickin chuffed, MR MIKE MACAULEY…………YOU ARE A DIAMOND!!!!!!!!!! youve been so amazin to all us inheritance fans,updating so quickly an thoroughly, I dunno wat we would hav done without u, So from all us inheritance and shurtugal fans a massive thank u!!! On the book, i was rite about the name, was wrong bout the release cos i didnt think we would get it til next year so well happy,and on the cover greenie looks awesome but now wanderin how big a part greenie wil get cos he is obviously very young still on the cover, and once again a big thanks mike and WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    • 🙂 You’re all absolutely welcome! It’s going to be a FUN year!

      • INHERITANCE BABY!!!

        I just wish i could meet you to shake your hand and take both you and chris out for a nice cold cider and have a proper lads nite on the town on me to show my appreciation, seeing i live in the south of england it would be quite hard to arrange lol, however if i could i swear by inheritance that i would!!! And this may be random but frim the second i saw the cover of inheritance and layed eyes on our green dragon only one name popped into my head that seemed very fitting for him, and it would be perfect for him if his rider was arya………………FAOLIN, dunno y but jst seemd rite!

        • Jumpergirl2056

          have you read wildskysong’s fanfic? you should check it out. greenie’s name is faolin there (=

          • 18scsc

            oh i have read wildskysogs fanfics there awosme!!!

        • Anonymous

          i like THAT theory…

      • Jumpergirl2056

        YES! Mike i agree youre amazing!! i think we should all throw a party (at least!) for you (= this site is absolutely incredible. i check it every day and theres always something interesting, whether it be a lytherus headline or comments or a new post or theories. way to go! THANK YOUUU!!!!!!!!

        • I’m totally invited to this party, right?

          • INHERITANCE BABY!!!

            we should have an in inheritance p**s up lol an yeah damn rite ur invited rob, from wat ve heard u put in alot of hard work too!!!

          • Kithsahan

            when inheritance comes out , we gonna sleep all day and party all night !!!

          • Aladora

            WOOOT! Yay! Let’s all go to Disney World in Florida so I can come! xD

    • Anonymous

      you just said it so well and proper that i nearly died. i dint think it was possible to put all our thnax into one awesomeness comment, but i was WRONG baby! ; ] yeah, i wanna say thanx to our dear mr mike macauley and everyone else here at shurtugal.com!!! this is definatly my fave site forever onwards(if you can find a way to make that make sense ;] of course) and bravo for the works so far, and just want to say you are all awesomeness! 😉

  • All my thoughts are on the Facebook page. 🙂

    -Waleed Sajjad Khan

  • Crystal

    Is it any coincidence I was thinking about getting the deluxe edition of Brisingr today?

  • Crystal

    Is it any coincidence I was thinking about getting the deluxe edition of Brisingr today?

  • Xgill3sx

    Well november is far away but better now then next year 🙂 good job CP

  • Qwerty101 2

    I have only one word to describe my feelings…
    ZIPADEEDOODA!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      yeah, that sounds about right ;]

  • Qwerty101 2

    I have only one word to describe my feelings…
    ZIPADEEDOODA!!!!!!!!!!

  • BartimaeusTrilogyFan

    Ah. Well, this explains the Forum issues then, at least. Should be fun when IF gets back up-to-speed and everything. XD

    Knew it’d come out in 2011. Eh.

    Yeah.

  • Aladora

    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS! Seeing the cover… I wanna hug him, squeeze him, love him and call him George. (Kidding) Totally looks like an Arya dragon to me, though. 😀

  • Crystal

    Please fogive me for dieing, I think I just had a heart attack. -jumps up & down- Time to prepare! -marks all calendars and basically everything else in the house-

  • Misswriter18

    Ah…FINALLY. Now to all those people who said it wouldn’t be all three: Told you so! We had hope and it DEFINITELY paid off! =D

  • ronie

    MY LIFE IS SOOO MUCH CLOSER TO PERFECT NOW.

  • Birdshaw

    Just ordered INHERITANCE on BORDERS for only 15 bucks!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t believe I got it so cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Oleg

      Can you pleas eleave me link for it, i can’t seem to find it, thanks.

  • Michael Smith

    Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.
    William Durant
    Just an inspirational quote that I just felt like telling anyone that might need it. Idk y but something just told me to put it on here today…..

  • Rileyrelfe

    Wow! What an obvious, obvious, obvious, obvious, obvious title! 😉 Seriously fans were SUPER curious about what the title was going to be for YEARS, and it was LITERALLY hiding in plain sight! 😉 Cute, very cute.

  • Snikkel

    Inheritance?! Stupid title, and a bad cover; seems to be almost the same as the one in book Two. Pitty.

    • rblax

      dude really? we/you were waiting for info for years now you just crisize his work, nice fan you are

      • Snikkel

        I don’t crisize him at all, I love his story (altought he was wrong in Brisingr) and I like him as a person/writer. And as a writer myself I have a deeply respect for CP because he wrote his first book at age 15. I just don’t like that title and cover, “Inheritance” is just the same like in the title of the series, not orginally. And in Dutch (my language) is sounds stupid: “Erfgoed”.

        • anonymous

          He was wrong in Brisingr?

    • Joannav<3

      Don’t be so grouchy! We finally get the book!!! So, just be glad and don’t complain. =)

  • Anonymous

    This is so exciting!!! I’ve been waiting for this for years!! I never would have guessed the title!
    I wonder when it will be available for pre-order on Amazon.com?
    Goodness knows how I’m going to be able to concentrate on school work today!

    • Dama Lunnaris

      You already can. I wonder how many people have already pre-orded?

  • Anonymous

    Now I think that Christopher Paolini should begin to work on a prequel to the Inheritance Cycle about the Rise of Galbatorix. Though I wouldn’t mind a sequel either.

  • Guest

    Oh my gosh, it is about time. But hey, rather have it take longer to write and have a good book to read! Lol! Hey, Mike, do you know the places where the thour is going to hit? Or is it too early??

  • Anonymous

    I am gonna get this for my birthday since my birthday is on november 4th!

    • Michael Smith

      Mine bday is November 11th…… I just hope the line isnt to long 4 my grandpa.lol : >

      • Jahooty**

        November 16 😀

        • ~*summer*~

          november 22

  • vadersapp

    I’m glad there is finally a confirmed Title, Cover and Release date. The date is about when I expected it, and the cover looks pretty standard with the other books, but the title is bugging me. It’s not that I don’t like it, but that A) I don’t like how he hinted at it, yet the hints don’t really pan out well now that we actually know it, and B) I don’t care for it being book 4 of the Inheritance Cycle and Inheritance. That seems weird. But about the Hints: “If readers really thought about it, they could guess it”…. Not really. Why would somebody guess Inheritance if the series itself is called Inheritance. Like who would think that HP7, for example, would be Harry Potter and the Harry Potter. No one. Also, “The title is something Eragon Inherits”…. Technically true, as anything one inherits is indeed inheritance, but still that seems like a cheap trick. I honestly wonder if they changed it at the last minute (since he said they’d had one picked out from the beginning, and, presumably, all of the hints applied to that title) since they hints don’t exactly line up. But maybe not; maybe he is just a bad hinter/was trying to through us off (and succeeding in my case).

    • Zachamavisca

      OH MY GOD! What does it take to satisfy you complainers???

    • firemonkey

      I really don’t care about the title. All I want is for the content of the book to be great. The title does not make a book, its the book that makes a book.

  • Zachamavisca

    YAYAYAYAY!!! I shall now paint myself green in celebration!

    • Crystal

      -steals green paint- This is mine!!! -repaints room green with a mural of Greeni- =)

  • Elf Knight

    The title is kind of lame but the cover is cool and the best part is that the release date (November 8th) is only four days away from my birthday. Awesome! I literally punched the air in happiness. I can imagine the influx of topics and debates on Shurtugal.com that will come because of this nugget of information. And I thought Book IV would never come! Oh, well. It finally did and I am happy. I’m actually satisfied that it’s coming out when it did because it’s on my birthday so perhaps I can get my mom to buy it for me as a birthday present or something. lol! Thanks so much for posting this news, Shurtugal! You have made my day!

  • ““Eragon: Tortured and Dieing in Book 4″”

    Seriously? DYING, guys, DYING. Jesus Christ on a pogo stick.

  • Rachhyy

    After a terribble day at school I go on the internet and see this… totally made my day! 😀

  • THE BEAST

    legend

  • guest

    🙁 🙁 🙁 I can’t see the cover art!! DX

    • rblax

      🙁 same i tryed on googgle images also but no one posted it yet.. 🙁

  • I wonder how long the book will be?

    • visualburrito

      704 pages

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing somewhere between Eldest and Brisingr, though I wouldn’t mind if it was longer.

      • Aladora

        I read it somewhere that said 7 hundred and something… But I can’t find the page currently. xD

      • Aladora

        I read it somewhere that said 7 hundred and something… But I can’t find the page currently. xD

    • Rellana

      i think it’s supposed to be like 704 pages

  • Raymusic444

    i got goosebumps and almost cried on campus in front of about 15 strangers when i saw the release date from Borders in my inbox <3 i am so happy!!!!!!!!

    • Michael Smith

      I almost had an asthma attack in the middle of class when I first saw it. Then I remembered that my inhaler was with my martial arts gear so I had 2 closed my and use meditation breathing.lol Im glad I was in the back. : >

  • whattabamf

    Ohmygod. It’s like waiting for a baby. A long overdue baby, lol.

  • whattabamf

    Ohmygod. It’s like waiting for a baby. A long overdue baby, lol.

  • whattabamf

    Ohmygod. It’s like waiting for a baby. A long overdue baby, lol.

  • Connor

    I am so happy. cant wait. this is going to be awsome

  • A Nuanen02

    AHHHH. So excited. Can’t wait. Finally, CP’s done it! (x And I like the book cover, though it looks a lot like Saphira, but a male version.. O_o Still, I CAN’T WAIIIITT.

    And Mike, what happened to Inheritance Forums?

    • We’re having some server issues which were made exponentially worse due to the influx of tens of thousands of Inheritance fans. 😛

      • Aladora

        100 of those page visits might be me, just so you know. I’m swarming the sight like a ferret with coffee… xD

      • Aladora

        100 of those page visits might be me, just so you know. I’m swarming the sight like a ferret with coffee… xD

      • A Nuanen02

        Ah okay. (: Good luck trying to get it back up! ^_^

      • A Nuanen02

        Ah okay. (: Good luck trying to get it back up! ^_^

  • lionman

    does it look like the dragon has feathers instead of scales?

    • Anonymous

      To me the Green Dragon looks like it has triangle shaped ribbons covering its body.

    • Coralstar

      yeah. it sorta does

    • Coralstar

      yeah. it sorta does

  • Haven

    i can only say one thing:

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!

  • Blackhawkschicago

    well this sucks it takes months for things to get to KSA man i wish i was still in canada. :[

  • Blackhawkschicago

    well this sucks it takes months for things to get to KSA man i wish i was still in canada. :[

  • Blackhawkschicago

    i knew it

  • homertherat

    Well this just made my month.

    • Aladora

      This made my year! Now I just have to wait patiently… Wait a second, not going to happen, I’m probably going to read the first three books three more times in anticipation. xD

  • Ecthudan

    Inheritance? Kind of uncreative, isn’t it? Well, I’m sure there were a lot of people on the forums suggesting this title. November 8th? Well, I’m happy that I can finally see how this is going to end, and this in only some months. The cover doesn’t look bad, either. Well, we’ll see very soon, it seems.

  • Woot!! finally! *does a happy dance* can’t wait *runs to amazon to place an early order*

    • Lcuscani

      I’m not sure if Amazon posted a pre-order in the last five minutes, but when I checked you weren’t able to pre-order it. Barnes & Noble DOES have it available for pre-order though! Although I usually prefer Amazon…wonder why it wasn’t up there yet. hmm.

    • Raymusic444

      exactly what i did!

  • Anonymous

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! MY DAY HAS BEEN MADE!!!!!

  • Emeric

    I WAS RIGHT! TITEL RELEASE DATE AND COVER!!! THIS MADE MY WHOLE WEEK!!! :DDD

    • Anonymous

      Week? After waiting so many years it just made your week?

      • Emeric

        Hahah! It would’ve made my whole year if I hadn’t had this HUGE headache!

  • Loic Jordan

    dp : the moment you talk about is in “Eragon”, where Eragon and Brom are in Teirm, and it’s Angela who say’s this to Eragon.

  • Freak4fear

    I think I have figured out what the vault of souls really is, most believe that it is a store of eldunari and i think that may be PARTIALLY right… I Think it is dragon souls but not eldunari, when eragon is talking to the man who was changed in the battle of the burning plains, the man says eragon and murtagh were shining like suns but that murtaghs light came from somewhere else (eldunari) while eragons light came from within. As we all know a shade is created when a sorcerer summons spirits that are too powerful for him to control, then they invade his body and take over. So if the Vault of souls contains dragon souls and they invaded eragon, that would make him a dragon shade, just imagine how many dragons have exsisted since the begining of time, if all that power was givin to eragon then he could easily match if not best galbatorix.

    Ive thought this over long and hard, any questions or comments?
    [email protected]

    • Empirepower

      who is that man? 😕

    • Empirepower

      wait, there are no dragons spirits, there are dragon eldunari

  • I waited so much time!

  • Ah, so our Inheritance adventure finally is going to come to an end…Our servers will be attacked heavily for a couple of days, so don’t get angry ;P

  • Hater-aid

    If Mike Macauley gets an acknowledgment in Paolini’s 4th book I can promise that I will not be buying it. I’ll read a friends copy or pirate the book online, but i will not pay for it. He is a fan, an extremely obsessed fan. Since when do desperately obsessed fans get mentioned in books? He has done nothing to contribute to the substance of any of Paolini’s books…

  • dp

    The title concerns me somewhat. I forgot who and where but I recall someone saying in the book it was broms wyrd in life to fail at everything he attempts. Also his dragon dies and he lost his sword. What is there to inherit hopefully not any of these things.

    • His courage, tremendous skill, passion for free life on Alagaesia, leadership abilities, amusing dry humor, etc. Lots to inherit!

      • Anonymous

        not to mention a dragon

    • indatica

      I’m fairly certain Paolini explained in one of the interviews up on Shurtugal (I don’t have the time now to look up which one) why he gave the whole series the name of “the Inheritance Cycle,” and I’d assume the reasons for naming the last book “Inheritance” is the same. That is, that the whole story is about a new generation of people taking care of things in Alagaesia, like Eragon as a new rider, Arya as Islanzadi’s heir, Nasuada leading the Varden after Ajihad, and so on. Or something like that. But don’t worry, I really doubt that the title’s a promise of bad things to come. 🙂

      • That exact quote is in the confirmed facts section of our Book 4 Guide.

  • Tyler

    November 8th? really Christopher?? you’re gonna wait that long? Brisingr released in September, why can’t you continue the pattern? You took 3 years to write it, and now your making it 3 years and 3 months?? I’m excited, but come on, it doesn’t take that long to write a book and publish it (especially considering it was so derivative) when you’ve written 3 other books…

  • Evarinya

    YES!!!! I’m SUPER excited!!!! I thought this day would never come! I don’t own any of the books so I think I’m gonna get the box set when Book 4— I mean INHERITANCE— comes out!!! This is a momentous day!

  • seriously

    I just died with sheer joy.

    • seriously

      And I’m hoping Hong Kong gets the books as soon as possible after the US release. 😀

      • indatica

        I’m just ordering my copy from the UK, getting it to Germany only takes like 2 days.

    • If you’re dead, how did you post that?

  • PrettyBullet83

    oh, one more thing! BAZINGA!!!
    <3 this much!

  • Loic Jordan

    OMG !!! This is so great ! I screamed so loud I’ve broken my throat and now I speak like someone is strangling me ! (and I’m not kidding) I’m just so happy they’ve given the 3 at the same time ! Well, good thing I’ve already started rereading the series ! November 8th is quite far from now, but we’ll have to wait ! Just one more thing to say : Christopher Paolini, you are the best !

    • Emeric

      I would’ve one exactly the same if I hadn’t lost my voice ’cause of a cold! =)

  • PrettyBullet83

    YAY!!!! I can’t wait!!! I sooooo happy!!!!!!

  • Grimmen

    EPIC! At first I was a bit dissapointed about the title at first though, but then it sort of grew on me, and it all made sense. Well, the countdown has begun!

  • Amanda Svit- Kona

    AHHHHHHHH lol
    Eragon forever!!!

  • Birdshaw

    AWESOME COVER! I”M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED! Although, I am a little disapointed in the title. I though it would be a little more exciting.

  • Gsarnacki

    Nice.

  • ILkILL0128

    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it…. man I’m excited, I’ve waited for so long, and finally there’s a release date to look forward to….

  • Altosk

    Indeed momentous news! I can’t wait to devour the book. November 8th though, well I guess it gives me something to look forward to at November. Interestingly enough, Nov. 8th is my brother’s birthday. But I’ll probably be reading during it. >.>

    • That’s cool, my birthday is actually the seventh, so I bet everyone here can guess what I am asking for. 🙂

  • John

    The Inheritance Cycle- Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance. It has a good jingle to it!

  • Nickeh96

    Oh my God!! 😀 Where can I pre order?! :D:D:D
    Thanks Mike for always keeping us in-the-know! All of us fans are oober excited! 😀

  • Eldunaryagon

    OMG!!!! I think I am going to scream in agony of how kind CP and RH was to give all 3! I swear the following is true:
    I just finished work on my new signature for the forums and quickly went to IF. I then realized, dang, IF went down. Then I said what the heck and went to Shurtugal to see any new news on Book 4. All I saw was the headline, “New Book 4 News Coming Soon!” and I screamed like YES!!! I then proceeded to go eat breakfast. I then came back on the computer to see if IF was up yet and I realized it still wasn’t. I said what the heck again and went to Shurtugal. Then whaddya know, Book 4 cover art, title, and release date was updated. YEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! Thanks a whole bunch Mike for the speedy fast updates. I don’t know where most of us would be without you! I’ve been waiting for book 4 so I can get all 4 in a set. Thanks CP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    ¥å¥!!111

  • John

    What will happen to Shurtugal after Inheritance is released? Will it keep up with CP’s other endeavors or what?

  • Does someone know wen it’s going to get pubich in Spain?

    • Dama Lunnaris

      I’m from Spain. I’m going to pre-order it in engish on Amazon. I don’t know when it will be selling here but………..I DON’T CARE!But i do know it will take some time to translate it. Sorry! 😀
      P.S.:Thanks Mike!!

  • Blodhgarm

    YUUUUUUSSSSSS WOOOOOOOT WOOOHOOO WASUUUUP!!!!! YEAHHH!!!!!

  • Mulsovia

    You can sign up for Pre-order of the full 4 book set at Random House here: http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307930675

    or at Amazon for a little cheaper here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/030793067X?ie=UTF8&tag=randohouseinc-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=030793067X

    Or sign up to be emailed when just the single book is available for pre-order at Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375856110/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_alp_D-FInb1EN5HRY

  • Yay book 4 ishere

    Is November 8th a weekday?

    • It’s a Tuesday.

      • Dodders

        No! Im in school!
        Unless I can somehow get it before 8:40? ;D

  • Lailaia

    I find it ironic that IF went down just as this occured.

    • Yeah, it really sucks. I’ve been working my butt off to get IF back up.

  • Nsam85

    hallelujah……………WOOT TIS ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Yay book 4 is here

    Wonder what color Solembum’s eyes be in this one?

    • Pink.

      • dragons 4ever!!!!

        Not sure if you’re being sarcastic…..

      • Anonymous

        nah, you cant have a solembum with pink eyes ; ]

    • kat

      neon mauve.

  • Luke

    I think the title’s awesome. I mean, most series are named after their first book, but CP named his series after the last book.

  • Kenvromero

    yeah i just got kicked out of class cause i screamed in excitement. Yes I am A loser

  • Luke

    What is the subtitle of Inheritance? CP said he would put subtitles in Brisingr and Inheritance.

  • Coralstar

    OMG!!!!! i screamed so loud when i saw this that i scared my cat! i can’t wait until it comes out and im going to go to my local barnes and nobel and see if i can put a copy on hold or if they are going to have a midnight release or not.

  • Krissy

    OMG SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111 Been waiting so long and OMG!!!!!!!

  • FanOfCP

    Frikkin AWESOME :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D WHAT WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!! Please release it in Pakistan soon as well lol CP you are awesome!

  • Shadezero

    This is an AWESOME anouncement, and I’m very happy with the title. Anybody’s thoughts on the cover? I think it looks great, but somehow I think it’s a bit…different than the others. I’m not sure why.
    I also can’t decide whether it’s cool or not that this cover is essentially a green, mirrored version of the cover of ‘Eragon’. But overall, this is great 🙂

  • Shadezero

    This is an AWESOME anouncement, and I’m very happy with the title. Anybody’s thoughts on the cover? I think it looks great, but somehow I think it’s a bit…different than the others. I’m not sure why.
    I also can’t decide whether it’s cool or not that this cover is essentially a green, mirrored version of the cover of ‘Eragon’. But overall, this is great 🙂

  • Shadezero

    This is an AWESOME anouncement, and I’m very happy with the title. Anybody’s thoughts on the cover? I think it looks great, but somehow I think it’s a bit…different than the others. I’m not sure why.
    I also can’t decide whether it’s cool or not that this cover is essentially a green, mirrored version of the cover of ‘Eragon’. But overall, this is great 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Mike, where can I buy tickets for the midnight release launch of Inheritance? I would love to have CP sign my book and you also Mike. 🙂 Thank you for your help.

    • I’ll be in NYC for Christopher’s signing on November 8th that kicks off the tour for Inheritance. Entrance to the release event has always been free. There isn’t much information available yet but there will be as the book grows closer. You know where to look for it to be posted! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Mike, where can I buy tickets for the midnight release launch of Inheritance? I would love to have CP sign my book and you also Mike. 🙂 Thank you for your help.

  • Anonymous

    Mike, where can I buy tickets for the midnight release launch of Inheritance? I would love to have CP sign my book and you also Mike. 🙂 Thank you for your help.

  • Isabel

    Eeeeek!! Excited much??
    YES!!

  • Happy :)

    Finally!!! I thought I would graduate college before the release haha. Party y’all!!!!!

  • Typhon

    I can’t see the cover either- i had to look it up on alagaesia.com. But i absolutley love the way that Mr. Palencar makes all of the dragon’s look so different, with different experisions, yet still making them so obviously the same species. They all look like they have thier own personalities.

  • SO ABSOLUTELY THRILLED AND EXCITED! Yes, that sentence needed to be in all caps as I’ve been screaming it for all to hear (whether they want to or not). I do not find fault with anything. Love the cover art, love the title and I believe both are very fitting!!!! Come on November!!!

  • kingsolomon4

    wooohoooo!!!!! inheritance as the title makes everything on the site a little confusing though. tough to distinguish inheritance cycle posts or inheritance the book news. mike’s got a tough job rearranging stuff on this site 😛 NOVEMBER!

    • You’re telling me! My brain hurts.

      It’s a good kind of pain though. Thrilled to have the cover, challenged at how to properly list it. We’re going with three variations: “Inheritance”, “Inheritance: Book 4 of the Inheritance Cycle”, and just “Book 4”.

      • RiderofArgorok

        RiderofArgorok: – Would it work to have ‘Inheritance’ for Book 4 news, and ‘Inheritance Cycle’ for general cycle news? Seems to make sense 🙂

      • kingsolomon4

        i think just ‘the cycle’ and ‘inheitance’ is the best you can do.:D best of luck with that HAHA!

  • Rider651

    Yes!
    But seriously, coolant he have chosen a more original title? And the dragon kind of looks like a combination of all three dragons so far.
    But at least it’s coming out!

  • Lyss412

    I just screamed so loud, i woke up my family. SO EXCITED!! I’m glad it took long; cuz I want the book to be well done. But I am SO ready for it. Ganga, Paolini, Ganga!!

  • Luke

    November 8…… I’ve got a lot to read between now and then!!!! Can’t find Inheritance on Amazon, but it’s sure to be there in a few hours!!!!!

  • Irishgreenny

    “Inheritance” is supposed to be a kick-ass title?

  • Waffle

    Wow, its actually coming out this year.

  • Danny

    Dangit, it’s not letting me view the cover! This is great news though, I cant wait!

  • Mulsovia

    AWESOME!! I’ve been waiting for this and now it’s coming. I am an older reader of the Inheritance Cycle and got my husband to read it too. We are both wringing our hands in wait for the final installment. Thanks for sharing this news with us, Michael!

  • Finally!!!!!!! I am SO excited!!!

  • Finally!!!!!!! I am SO excited!!!

  • Bpm135

    nice! Finally!

  • Luke

    This is a huge suprise!!! I was expecting an ‘E’ title, but Inheritance works!!!! The cover art is the best yet, I just can’t wait to get it!!! Does anyone know if it’s available for pre-order????

    • We’ll be posting pre-order information as soon as it’s available.

  • Luke

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!