Exclusive Reveal of New Chapter from Book 4: “Into the Breach”

Christopher has officially and exclusively revealed an excerpt from Inheritance (Book 4)! The excerpt is the first several pages of the book from the first chapter, “Into the Breach”. Continue reading for the full excerpt!

Into the Breach, the first pages of Inheritance:

The sound was stabbing, slicing, shivering, like metal scraping against stone. Eragon’s teeth vibrated in sympathy, and he covered his ears with his hands, grimacing as he twisted around, trying to locate the source of the noise. Saphira tossed her head, and even through the din, he heard her whine in distress.

Eragon swept his gaze over the courtyard twice before he noticed a faint puff of dust rising up the wall of the keep from a foot-wide crack that had appeared beneath the blackened, partially destroyed window where Blödhgarm had killed the magician. As the squeal increased in intensity, Eragon risked lifting a hand off one ear to point at the crack.

“Look!” he shouted to Arya, who nodded in acknowledgment. He replaced his hand over his ear.

Without warning or preamble, the sound stopped.

Eragon waited for a moment, then slowly lowered his hands, for once wishing that his hearing was not quite so sensitive.

Just as he did, the crack jerked open wider—spreading until it was several feet across—and raced down the wall of the keep. Like a bolt of lightning, the crack struck and shattered the keystone above the door to the building, showering the floor below with pebble-sized rocks. The whole castle groaned, and from the damaged window to the broken keystone, the front of the keep began to lean outward.

“Run!” Eragon shouted at the Varden, though the men were already scattering to either side of the courtyard, desperate to get out from under the precarious wall. Eragon took a single step forward, every muscle in his body tense as he searched for a glimpse of Roran somewhere in the throng of warriors.

At last Eragon spotted him, trapped behind the last group of men by the doorway, bellowing madly at them, his words lost in the commotion. Then the wall shifted and dropped several inches, leaning even farther away from the rest of the building, pelting Roran with rocks, knocking him off balance and forcing him to stumble backward under the overhang of the doorway.

As Roran straightened from a crouch, his eyes met Eragon’s, and in his gaze, Eragon saw a flash of fear and helplessness, quickly followed by resignation, as if Roran knew that, no matter how fast he ran, he could not possibly reach safety in time.

A wry smile touched Roran’s lips.

And the wall fell.

Text © 2011 by Christopher Paolini.

Is Roran dead? What caused the giant crack? What was causing the ear-destroying noise? What could this mean for Book 4? Let us know in the comments!

  • Cassiecat22

    its obvious isnt it….roran is in the door way….thus he will survive….its common sense the wall is built around the doorway and thus as its going forward not inward the doorway is one safe place roran can stand…

    -cassie schook

    • candylover

      thats a really smart and logical solution. i thought eragon was just dreaming.

  • Psych4709

    this has probably been repeated a lot but I’m kind of interested to see what the tree took from Eragon I doubt it was his immortality but you never know 

  • Elaborate

    Ok to settle it all, Orik will be the next rider that is a good choice not obvious or too tricky. There were no dwarf riders that provides a decent twist in order for all to be complete. These types of books revolve around the trinity, three things. Since there was at one point eragon and oroomis on the same side that gives two or the three races not including dragons, to follow a dwarf should be appointed as then eragon will have deep connections with all three races seeing as he is part of durgmist ingentium, and he can still be with arya since they both are immortal duh. But i believe that at one eragon will give feelings for nasuada since her past is unown i wouldn’t be surprised if she were royalty in which ajihad fled since he thought it to be unjust.
    Eat your hearts out lets see what you guys think?

    • Zacoquil

      are you completely daft, the books all say that dwarves cannot become riders because they were never included in the spell

      • Elaborate

        Still whos to say they cant be incorporated into the spell such as the humans were

    • Zacoquil

      are you completely daft, the books all say that dwarves cannot become riders because they were never included in the spell

  • candylover

    i think it was eragon just having a dream

    • Rachel

      you know, when I first read this I immediately thought that this couldn’t be real. Paolini wouldn’t kill off a main character in the first page of the book, so I agree with you. I could be a dream. 

  • Bob

    Roran’s magic will be unlocked and he will survive!!!

  • Cannonfodder167

    I think that they don’t remember the name because it was lost in the banishing of the names the drove the foresworn insane. But rather he stumbles upon it and he finds the soul of the original eragons dragon, and gains the knowledge and power from the first rider. As for a new rider I think elva would make an interesting choice however unlikely. Also eragon learned how to transfer things from one place to another; which is how he will save roran with the help of gladir.

  • Footballjim81

    I belive Brom will be brought back to life. The vault of souls is A VAULT OF SOULS never does CP claim to have said that Dragons have souls and if they can be used. He said a shade will be brought back in Inheritance so in that sence Brom will be a shade b/c to come back to life he would have to posses a human form (maybe his own )

    • Nj000001

      for some reason i think the shade is a rabit lol.
      beware of the red eyed rabbit!

      • The Joker

        “Heeeeeeey look, it’s a cute little rabbit”
        *picks up rabbit*
        “Who’s a fluffy duffy cutie poo”
        *rabbit glares*
        “Hmm what’s with it’s red eyes”
        *rabbit shoots fireballs out of its paws and kills everybody*

        • Krevhubb

          Bring forth thy holy Hand grenade!

          • Elderberry97

            Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?! A five ounce bird cannot possibly lift a one pound coconut! hehe. love monty python!

        • Krevhubb

          Bring forth thy holy Hand grenade!

  • nicole

    roran isn’t dead with eragon and magicians to protect him. the noise doesn’t suprise me, but i wonder what it is. i wonder if roran will die, since birgit plans for revenge. i don’t think eragon and arya will be together. maybe.

    • Psych4709

      I’m almost positive eragon and arya will end up together because you can already see her starting to waver in book 3 and it’s one of those epic romances that most books have. I’m fairly certain that there wouldn’t be a huge plot twist where he suddenly falls for someone like nasuada you can bet that the book will probably end with a kiss between eragon and arya 

      • guest

        but you forget, Eragon is destined to leave alagaesia forever, as foretold by Angela

  • Eragon

    any1 consider the girl in the elf tree?

    • Apple13

      that person will likely come in he end and banish eragon from the land

    • Zacoquil

      shes like, ten thousand years old.

      And also shes like, a tree

    • Zacoquil

      shes like, ten thousand years old.

      And also shes like, a tree

  • Wiol ono

    The new rider is probably going to be Arya all the evidence is there, the new dragon is going to be green, theres a green rider sword with the elves. so far the riders magic is the color of their dragons eragons magic is blue and in book one it describes Aryas magic as being green the color of the last egg. Roran wont die theres spellcasters all over the place.

    • Austync

      Arya is way too obvious.Whenever CP said it would be from a character in all books it might as well be one from Carvahall,it MIGHT be Birgit.That would make a good twist. She could finally get revnge on Roran.

      • guest

        angila has also been in all 3.. that would be a big twist and she would defanitly have something to offer the fight

        • Guest

          no angela is too weird and it seems that CP has already hinted she is immortal

          • Darren

            I think angela is one of the grey folk

        • awesomeness

          Angela being a rider would make the whole thing kinda interesting, but no. She is important, but not important enough. Its might actually be nasuada, but i doubt that too. maybe roran or arya, but both make the story much to predictable. someone nobody will ever think of…

          • Elderberry97

            ya like vanir, that’d be weird, cuz i doubt anyone likes him, so why would anyone think he would be the next rider. i hope it’s not him cuz he’s an ass.

        • awesomeness

          Angela being a rider would make the whole thing kinda interesting, but no. She is important, but not important enough. Its might actually be nasuada, but i doubt that too. maybe roran or arya, but both make the story much to predictable. someone nobody will ever think of…

      • guy

        no no it cant be brigit shes not a big enoug character and the people form Carvahall dont really seem like dragon riders

      • Siobahn

        I think that the new green rider is going to be the younger of the two women that Angela was casting the knuckle bones for in the Varden camp. i mean, she was described as being strong and that is a pretty important event for her to just appear once. 

        • George

          I don’t think that there were ever female riders as none were mentioned in the books along with the males so it’s unlikely that it will be Arya or Birgit, and Birgit is too old to be a rider.

          • Elderberry97

            actually, oromis in eragon’s lessons, said that there were as many female riders as there were male riders, so it could be anyone…. what if it’s orik? he’s in all the books and is an important character, but who knows? not me….

          • George

            Oh; I’ll look that up again…

          • Zacoquil

            you sexist idiot, any elf or human can be bonded to a rider, it doesn’t matter what gender they are

        • awesomeness

          but he said that the new rider was gonna be a character in all the books. she was only in one…so that don’t make any sense

      • George

        It could also be Roran.  He has so many relatives that were riders and it seems that Eragon became a rider because of his connections to riders.

        • Apple13

          eragon has a father who was a rider roran doesn’t

          • George

            But he does have some very close relations to Riders.

          • George

            But he does have some very close relations to Riders.

        • JJ

          Duh!

        • JJ

          Duh!

      • George

        It could also be Roran.  He has so many relatives that were riders and it seems that Eragon became a rider because of his connections to riders.

      • BigFan

        everyone keeps saying that its to obvious that Arya will be the next rider, well, if everyone thinks its to obvious and predictable and that she’s not gonne be the next rider … CP is messin with our heads, the next rider is Arya, but because its so “predictable” no one actually believes it, so when it happens everyone will be surprised 😀 

    • Apple13

      the spell casters are worry ing about there own life u idiot. and arya is a choice but that would make the story to preidictable

    • Apple13

      the spell casters are worry ing about there own life u idiot. and arya is a choice but that would make the story to preidictable

  • Anthonycucchetti

    The new rider is Nasuada. You’d heard it here first folks.

    • Apple13

      and how do we trust ur word fag

  • Uhohstd

    Why thanks Paul for keeping me pissed off until November.  Roran is not dead by my views, someone will save him or he will be so broken that the only way to save him is to get him attuned to a dragon egg? using the dragons magic maybe he will be saved and that could be on goal of the book since Roran is to important to die since he is casually named after a legendary warrior who also wielded a hammer.  Eragon will break into Galbatorix’s vault of souls and claim the magic there aka all the souls that Galbatorix claimed as his own.  Those are my predictions!

    • George

      Maybe the vault of souls is where Galbatorix keeps all his Eldunari.

      • Apple13

        Galbatorix doesn’t know about the valt of souls retard

        • George

          When did it say that in the books?

          • 2bad4you

            it didnt

        • George

          When did it say that in the books?

      • JJ

        you and i should talk…

    • George

      Maybe the vault of souls is where Galbatorix keeps all his Eldunari.

    • George

      Maybe the vault of souls is where Galbatorix keeps all his Eldunari.

    • Apple13

      Galbatorix doesn’t know about the valt of souls retard

    • Zacoquil

      he isn’t named after the hammer warrior, that guys name was gerand, roran’s weapon is a hammer ‘cos he liked that story

  • guest

    think about it. the varden dont have any dragon eggs and as far as they know galbatorix is gaurding them all with his life.. its much more likely that the green dragon and rider are controled by the empire.. in the first book eragon has a dream of 2 dragons in the sky. i dont know if this was said but was one green? maybe that was forshadowing of eragon fighting a rider with a green dragon. but on the other hand they could be enjoying eachothers company in the sky, witch leads me to believe its someone close to eragon. Rowan, Arya, or maybe even angila that would be a huge twist.

    • guest

      It wouldn’t be Angela because she did something that made werecats mad at her, and she is cool enough as it is. It wouldn’t be Roran because he is married and the book would be ruined if it was him… I think that it will be Arya. The rider needs to be a girl for Eragon… We all know the dragon will be a male and Saphira’s mate, so shouldn’t the rider be a girl so she can be Eragon’s wife? It cannot be Nasuada, or it would ruin the book too…

      • nicole

        true, but eragon couldn’t even marry arya. remember she believed, along with her people, that mates was how an elf even had a relationship. she may like him, but their are so many contradictions for them being together.

        • Eikka492

          Who said Eragon is going to even get married?

          • Apple13

            Thank You! You are the only one here with brains

        • George

          Possibly the contradictions are only there to make people believe that they won’t marry later.  IDK…

      • Apple13

        how wierd would it be if riders and there dragons are married to each other

  • Austync

    GREAT JOB!!!!!! I would have never figured it out. we should talk. PLease update me as to when the nex news from CP comes in

  • Austync

    Max if you are there this is austync or darion or Jenxor rider of Jandora.Please help me .I need to find out about the top twenty.

  • max

    what if roran really dies than eragon goes to the vault of souls to get him or oromis back?? (i hav read all three books but it was a year ago so i might of messed up) 

    • George

      That’s a good idea, but again unlikely, since if Eragon could bring anyone back from the dead it would make the story boring, which is definitely not wat CP wants to do.

  • Rey_love101

    I’m going to pretend that I’m a teleporter. Just before the wall colapsed on Roran, I teleport to his side, teleport him to safety, then quickly teleport back to my bedroom so I won’t have to face questioning……… Nov 8 really is a long wait isnt it?….sigh…..

  • Shad3slayer

    i believe the green rider has to be Arya because in the battle of Farthen Dur in the first book she shoots a ball of emerald flame at a kull who was going to throw his hammer at saphira.
    Arya has been in all three books

    • George

      Arya is too old.  She’s over 100 years.

      • Rachel

        so then she is wise enough to be a dragon rider. 

        • George

          Again, riders were chosen as children.

      • So what? Elves are immortal anyway! She’s very young compared to other elves.

        • George

          To some other elves, but not most, and riders were always chosen when they were children.

  • jeremy

    i really dont  think that even is the first chapter of the book…

  • Tjieren

    ……I wish I hadn’t read that. Nov. 8th is too long to wait. I’m goign to live in my happy place and presume that Eragon or other magicians stopped the wall at the last moment.

  • Austync

    I think soldiers or magicians sawed down the wall from the other side causing both the noise and the destruction.

    • George

      But the noise was supposedly too loud for Eragon to stand, and sawing it down wouldn’t be that loud.

  • anon

    The green rider could be one of the two women that Angela reads fortunes for and Eragon blesses in the third book…I just hope Arya isn’t it because that’s too easy plus I don’t think she and Eragon should be together

    • one_soul_

      and why is that?

    • Mrthree31

      I believe in one of Paolini’s interveiws he said the green dragon would hatch for someone who has been in all three books thus far.  I am curious as to what happened with them.  They were very intreging. 🙂

    • Rey_love101

      I kind of like the idea of Arya and Eragon being together… even if they do annoy me sometimes :]… But, for some reason, i can’t really imagine Arya being the green rider… not unless Chrostopher Paolini has it typed in the fourth book

    • Toolate2save

      why does everyone forget that CP said the new rider was in all 3 books. so it cant be one of the women that had angela read their fortunes in the 3rd book

  • Gabi

    the roran’s death thin is very unlikely, cuz, there is ANOTHER chapter, “king cat” that i think it goes after this one (WAY before this one) and it says something about roran standing next to someone, so, of course, he didn’t die! maybe he use strong magic out of the adrenaline or something, or maybe eragon use glaedr’s eldunari and stops the wall from falling. 
    PS: i really hope eragon finds someone else, no arya, to be with, cuz i HATE arya

    • Austync

      I really agree with you

    • guy

      arya is amazing, and she is a future queen you have to respect that.

      • George

        She MIGHT be the future queen, since the elves wouldn’t want anyone queen who wasn’t willing to do their job.

  • Enigmazz

    There can be a possibility that eragon’s mum selena is actually not dead. coz v just knw dat brom heard it from the maids… no conclusive proof…. And mite have left an ‘inheritance’ (mite be morzan’s daughter – a daughter not with union of selena but sum1 else)… nearly royal considering the forsworn legacy n all…. n dat daughter will end up wid the green dragon…. and mite have a history of learning in magic and fitin too….. watsay?

    obvious reference to the mysterious woman and daughter 4 whom angela was reading the dragon bones……

  • 2CATteam

     I believe I posted this before, but I don’t think it showed up,so I’ll type it again:

    Thoughts for the chapter:

    1.) We cannot forget that Eragon chose, out of all the branches of magic, to learn about before Oromis left. I believe that this ability will play a huge part in this segment.

    2.) It is not impossible that Roran dies. It would be a nice twist (You know, everyone is expecting happily ever after…), as would him using magic to save himself.

    3.) Either a Shade or Murtagh caused the crack.

    Thoughts for the green Rider:

    1.) According to CP, it is a character from all three books. So, it can be Joed, Arya, Roran, Katrina, Nasuada, Orik (There may not have been any dwarf Riders, but Elva is an exception, too, right?), Horst, Angela (CP said that Angela had interesting moments!), Sloan, Elva, or any of the members of Carvahall.

    2.) Unless the last Rider is Arya or Angela, the Rider will not take place in the Battle of Uru’baen, or, if they do, they will die, because no human has the knowledge to go into battle without at least a month of training.

    3.) The Rider will probably have at least one Rider parent, because CP stated that Inheritance is about the new generation taking on the positions of the old, such as with Eragon and Brom, and Murtagh and Morzan.

    Thoughts for the plot:

    1.) Murtagh captures Eragon and takes him to Uru’baen, but changes his true name in doing so, and helps him escape.

    2.) Izlandadi dies, and Arya becomes queen (see explanation for #3 in thoughts for the green Rider)

    3.) The chapter called Brains! is about the aftermath of a mass slaughter, and is from Murtagh’s PoV

    Any good? No? WELL, TOO BAD!!!!!!!!! *cries*

    • SimplySimon

      What is Galbatorix has a son/daughter and he/she becomes the new rider?

      • George

        But then there would be no possible way for the race of dragons to be revived because the last egg would be hatched and on Galbatorix’s side.

    • Drottningu Caitlin

      Im not entirely sure of this… but isnt Arya related to a rider? I could be mistaken but was her father a dragon rider?

      • George

        Yeah, her father was a rider and the king of Elesmera.  He was killed in the battle between the riders and the forsworn.

    • George

      I think that the best possibilities for riders are young males.  Nobody in the history of Alagasea (or however it’s spelled) has ever become a rider under under other circumstances (as far as the books show).  It’s probably unlikely that a shade caused the crack as there are none known to be alive and one was just killed, but it could be the spirits from the shade that was killed possibly (but very unlikely, again).  CP could also leave the cause of the crack unknown…  I think that Murtagh capturing Eragon would be an awesome story line, so CP might choose to do that…

  • Thedoctordonna3

    Although It is my opinion that Arya is way too obvious a choice for the next rider, Paolini spent a good chunk of the series building up her character, as well as her relationship with Eragon. As far as I can tell (It’s been a few months since i re-read the cycle in full) she is the only character with green magic.

    Elva’s, i would assume, is purple, and she is also very young (even if incredibly intelligent), and also EXTREMELY uncontrollable. This however might make things more intresting, if in fact she is the next rider.

    Also, even though Arya said she did not want Eragon, a reoccurring
    factor in the series is the ability to change, that not all ideas and
    characteristics are permanent. If Arya becomes the next rider, she will
    be influenced by her dragon’s emotions, as well as those that she may
    possibly be suppressing. Saphira and the next dragon will most likely be
    together, in order to re-populate the dragons, and Eragon and Arya will
    be affected by this.

    • Faen

      Why does everyone assume that Arya doesn’t want to be with Eragon? sHe could have just given him up for the greater good, to stop Eragon being distracted (see what Oromis said in Brisingr after Eragon made the firth). They might get married after the war is over!

      • Austync

        Remember elves do not get married .And Arya is’nt over that other elf, whats his name Faolin.

        • SimplySimon

          That still doesn’t mean she has no feelings for Eragon…

        • Drottningu Caitlin

          Even though elves dont marry they take mates

      • Drottningu Caitlin

        Plus, who else can Eragon be with if he ever wants to marry? He could marry Angela but I dont think they would be suited together… although it would be quite a twist

      • nicole

        i agree they could be together, but people! arya and her whole culture,people, and life believe in mates not marriage!

        • George

          Eragon could be sort of a replacement of Faolin.

  • Dule Pilence

    Lewis Curls Elves, Dragons, etc. prediction seems to much like Lord of The Rings

  • Dule Pilence

    Hear are my top 3 candidates to be the new dragon rider options

    Any of the two women who Angela = My pick

    Orik = Could be first Dwarf Rider if something happened to the pact

    Blodgharm = believe it or not

     

     

  • Dule Pilence

    Hear are my top 3 candidates to be the new dragon rider options

    Any of the two women who Angela = My pick

    Orik = Could be first Dwarf Rider if something happened to the pact

    Blodgharm = believe it or not

     

     

    • Guest

      Hey Dule Pilence, read the other comments too. CP said that the new rider is in all 3 previous books. that kind of rules out the two women and Blodgharm. Orik is in interesting choice, but remember that dwarves are primarily ground creatures, and how uncomfortable flying on saphira. Also CP hinted that the color of the last dragon was going to be associated with its rider?

  • Werewolf4ever

    I hate Arya and I DO NOT want her to leave with Eragon. It HAS to be someone else! PLEASE! I hate Arya for one thing… She keeps hurting Eragon. Eragon accepted that she doesn’t love him/want him. So, when he sees a woman, with great power and ladda ladda, he can go with her and I’ll have a happy ending. Or CP kills her (he did say he shed a few tears AND killed off a LOT of characters) Just sayin…

    • General James

      Nah i want him to end up wit Arya. Othawise all his work trying to woo her would b for nothing. And she may hav kept hurting Eragon but tht was cos 1. Eragon wouldn’t leave her alone, wen she specifically asked him too (imagine someone who was a friend but nothing more, stalk u all the time) . 2. She didnt think they wer a compatible match (she dd have a point at first) and 3. She considered Eragon young and immature.  But over the series she’s seen him grow more mature and the burdens he’s had to lift. I think now she would be ready to recieve him. and wit all the hurt she has caused him, whether or not it was his fault (usuali it was), she could surely make up for it by making him happy for the rest of his life. Plus one known fact about girls (and i ain’t one), the best girls to choose from are the ones who make u work to gain thier heart, and i don’t mean tht as “its a challenge to win the best girl”, i mean the ones who are the best usuali are the ones who are careful with who theyr gna spend the rest of their life with. So ur going to have to work hard to win thier heart (Sorry Eragon)

    • guest

      My personal belief is that the woman in the phrophesy was nasuda. Read the first book with particular attention to every time they encounter each other and it seems prtty obvious to me.

      • Mrthree31

        You should note though that of the times he has interacted with Nasuda it has been about how much he cared for her as a friend with the exception of his first meeting with her in the dragon hold in Farthendor and that was prior to him realizing that he was slowly falling in love with Arya.

    • Faen

      Why do you hate Arya? She saved Eragon’s life several times, and doesn’t seem that bad a character. Oromis did suggest that she rejected Eragon because it would just distract him from the task at hand, and she’s happy to be friends.

  • Tim

    Jeez…you guys are all so far off the mark with Roran as the new rider…pay attention to the books and you will know where the secret stash of Elundari are…whether or not Eragon with end up with Arya and who the new rider will be…who will be the new rulers of Alagesia. First. Paolini already hinted that the color of the dragon will be closely connected to the new Rider…duh, Arya, the elven lady with the emerald magic? Second, Angela predicted Eragon would love someone with noble blood…again, duh? Arya is a princess (a noble position obviously) and the only real obvious choice since they both have admitted having those kinds of feelings for each other…Solembum already told Eragon where the Elundari stash was…WAY back in the first book when he mentions the Rock of Kuthian and the Vault of Souls…wow…imagine that…a vault that has souls in it and we just “happen” to learn about the dragon’s souls trapped within heart of hearts in the third book. Duh, winning? Finally, Nasuada is the only obvious choice for the queen of Alagesia…I think by the hints dropped in the 1st and 3rd books that Murtaugh will be redeemed and end up being with Nasuada (he compares the wives of all nobles to hogs when looking at her and he is so into her) and ultimately be King so he may redeem the Riders in the eys of the peoples of Alagesia. I think Shriuken will end up killing Galbatorix to free all the remaining dragons from the threat he poses and tell the three dragons tht he knows where there are wild dragons in the world (knowledge he gained from the use of Galbatorix’s Elundari). I think Paolini will have Eragon, Saphira, Arya and her dragon leave Alagesia forever and we will have a new series after the Inheritance cycle ends in which the pair and their dragons go to reestablish the Riders elsewhere. Roran, Katrina and their child will return to Carvahall and reestablish their village and Birgit will be satisfied after the couple names their baby after Birgit’s husband. Everyone gets a happy ending.

    • Mrthree31

      I’m with you one Arya and Eragon, and the Vault of Souls.  But I beg to differ with Murtag and Nasuada.  I think Roran and Katrina will be King and Queen.  If you remember, Oromis states in  Eldest that King Palinkars blood line was still in Carvahaul to the present.  Think about how he’s done some many thing on his own without magic and the fact that those who follow him are so loyal that they even risked trucking through the Spine.  Murtag though, I think he’s gonna have it alittle harder.  I think he will lose Thorn while saving Eragon from Galby and so allowing Eragon to convince the Dwarfs to not kill Murtag for killing Roth’gar, because losing your dragon would be like dying a thousand deaths and maybe Nasuada will be there to balance him out so he doesn’t do something stupid. 🙂  Also Ayra should be the next rider for obvious reasons and I suspect that maybe Oromis was something more to her, maybe ONE of the mates  of Queen Islandsaudi since Elve don’t practice marriage and in Eragons teaching with Oromis his found out that some elves had more than one mate.  If not a father maybe a grandfather.  I say all that because of the fact that Eragon INHERITED being a rider from Brom, Murtag INHERITED being a rider from Morzan and so, maybe Arya INHERITED being a rider from Oromis.  The Manowa tree will banish Eragon and Saphira to leave Alagasia, as profisied by Angala the herbalist, because of what they did trying to get the Brightsteel.  All of the elve leave Alagasia and Arya will leave with him. and Murtag or perhaps Roran, but I believe it will be Murtag, will be the one sobing from the shore.   We will see.  🙂

      • Abhayraj Jain

        Thats an AMZING theory! I’ve been thinking of theories for ages, but the connection of the name Inheritance and inheriting being a Rider just didn’t occur to me!
        The other ones listed by Tim all occured to me except for the Murtagh+Nasuada thing…

        http://inheritancebook4.com/what-will-become-of-eragon-and-arya/
        and
        http://inheritancebook4.com/zarroc/

        both written by me – check out the comments of the 1st one to see a fanfic sample chapter, also by me!

        -AJ

      • guest

        I think Arya will inherit not being a rider,but her mother’s title. I think in the truth Islanzadi will die(Paolini said we will see an elf funeral remember?) and Arya will be the new Queen

        • Mrthree31

                Yes there will be an Elf funeral, but wouldn’t that be Oromis’?  Since he did die at the end of Brisingr.  I to believe that Islanzadi will die, though I believe that there will be no queen at all because the elves will leave Alagasia. 

          • Shad3slayer

            i agree with you with the funeral for Oromis, because he was a rider

    • Mrthree31

      I’m with you one Arya and Eragon, and the Vault of Souls.  But I beg to differ with Murtag and Nasuada.  I think Roran and Katrina will be King and Queen.  If you remember, Oromis states in  Eldest that King Palinkars blood line was still in Carvahaul to the present.  Think about how he’s done some many thing on his own without magic and the fact that those who follow him are so loyal that they even risked trucking through the Spine.  Murtag though, I think he’s gonna have it alittle harder.  I think he will lose Thorn while saving Eragon from Galby and so allowing Eragon to convince the Dwarfs to not kill Murtag for killing Roth’gar, because losing your dragon would be like dying a thousand deaths and maybe Nasuada will be there to balance him out so he doesn’t do something stupid. 🙂  Also Ayra should be the next rider for obvious reasons and I suspect that maybe Oromis was something more to her, maybe ONE of the mates  of Queen Islandsaudi since Elve don’t practice marriage and in Eragons teaching with Oromis his found out that some elves had more than one mate.  If not a father maybe a grandfather.  I say all that because of the fact that Eragon INHERITED being a rider from Brom, Murtag INHERITED being a rider from Morzan and so, maybe Arya INHERITED being a rider from Oromis.  The Manowa tree will banish Eragon and Saphira to leave Alagasia, as profisied by Angala the herbalist, because of what they did trying to get the Brightsteel.  All of the elve leave Alagasia and Arya will leave with him. and Murtag or perhaps Roran, but I believe it will be Murtag, will be the one sobing from the shore.   We will see.  🙂

    • guest

      Nasuada is of noble blood too. And it was hinted at that they both had feelings for each other from the very begining. Besides, you can’t lie in the ancient language and Arya already said she didn’t want Eragon. I think Roran will be named king. Remember, he is from Plancar valley, Old king Plancar was the first king of men in Alegasia so it is possible Roran is a decendant.

      • NathanC

        You forget one thing about gramarye (ancient language) Gramarye only applies to the present, which mean Arya can develop feelings for Eragon AFTER she said that.

      • Mrthree31

        It only makes sence that Arya will be with Eragon and the next rider, if you pay attention threw out Brisingr, Paolini is evening out Eragon and Arya. If you remember She under-estimated Eragons training of Elvish Culture with the Flowers he gave her at the campfire, also his appearance, he looks like and is as strong as an Elf. Another thing is, She killed a shade and each of them helped each other to do it. Also, just to clarify, At the beginning of Brisingr when talking with Roran, before they killed the Raz’ak, Eragon clearly stated that it was better for him love Arya than to take one wife after another since he would outlive mortals. What I’m getting at is there is no other female that is imortal for him to love.  There are many more things and situations backing my theory, but there are to many for me to list.  🙂

      • Hatcet427

        True… but The AL is all in retrospect to the moment, if you get what I am saying.  Arya could say that she didn’t want Eragon in that moment, but, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t want him now.  After all, if you guys had the emotional range of a teaspoon (yes I just quoted Harry Potter) You would realize that she started to fall for Eragon in the Third Book.

        • George

          Exactly what I thought.

      • Mike_b1992

        just because she doesnt WANT him doesnt mean they wont be together.

      • SimplySimon

          Well, Arya could have withheld most of the truth when she spoke, as is the way of the elves…  And Nasuada’s blood isn’t noble as in riches/ranking, Ajihad came to The Varden alone and poor with baby Nasuada, and both of them only gained their seats of high power due to vote.

        • George

          But even if she did withhold the truth, how much can’t you say with a statement like that?

      • George

        She said she didn’t want Eragon, though, not that she wouldn’t later, so maybe she will later.

    • Mrthree31

       I think Elva, along with the Weircats, will help help to filtch the last egg. I say that because her and the Weircats are magical and it will be something that Galby didn’t expect.(he would never have known about Elva since Eragon blessed her( or rather cursed). Remember that the Weircats can communicate with domestic cats and Elva can anticepate people actions.   

    • Austync

      You happen to be the only one who figured this out.Vault of souls,prophecy,Tim I hope we get to talk some time.By the way if you’re a regular member when did CP actually give you these clues. I never got them  🙂

    • Drottningu Caitlin

      Sounds like a pretty good ending to me
      I think you’re right about the Rock of Kuthian and the Vault of Souls. I’ve always wondered why Oromis knew nothing about those and why they weren’t in any of the scripts he had.

    • alegion

      roran could be king, nasuada don’t have to be queen. and if she ends up with murtagh it would make since for her to not be queen. it says in the book in several places that the new king should be mortal, it also says the blood of kings runs in the veins of those in palacar vally. and with the way he lead the village it is likely he could be king
       i think its a way better possibility that he becomes king  than becoming the next rider.

      • George

        That makes sense because in Brisingr he was trying to build his status in the Varden.  Also, Nasuada could die and have Roran replace her and from there he becomes the king, but I still think it more likely that he becomes a rider.

    • George

      It’s kinda obvious about the Vault of Souls, like you said.  I think that Oromis thought he had heard about the Vault of Souls because he had heard about it a long time ago and had sort of forgotten, but I don’t know why Arya thinks she’s heard about it unless she was talking with Oromis.

  • Polliwog823

    Nov. 8th, and then 3 days later Skyrim.
    November is my new favorite month!
    Can’t wait.

  • Whitelion

    I don’t think roran will be the next dragon rider, he is already an awesome hero with out a dragon, plus his place is with Katrina (who knows if it will end in tragedy? Maybe it will for him), maybe ayra (her magic is green) or even oric will be the new rider? that would be a nice twist and could soothe the dwarfs feelings about the riders.. Nasuada will get with montarg and together find a new peaceful way to rule.. There’s so many possibillitys, I can’t wait for the book! 🙂

  • Justafan3

    one name. KATRINA! think about it… Eragons cousin Morsan’s son, Murtogh, was a dragonrider and so was Eragon. So either Roran or his wife will become the new dragon rider, but i think Katrina, because Roran will die using to much magic to stop the wall and save everyone. eragon will marry Nasuada, and Arya will marry Vanir. Orik will probably die on the back of Saphira, and die saving them. Angela will become queen of Alagaesia  and probably marry an elf or murtogh all of these hero’s/enemy’s will probably fight for Eragon in the final fight, and Eragon will go to far away lands and get a huge tribe of Raz’ak to fight for him, and he will win, but Arya and Orik will die along with Roran.     

    • Eragonafael.1997

      are you crazy, nasuada will stay with Murthog and Eragon will marry arya, it’s so obvious.
      PS: Eragon can’t marry someone who isn’t immortal.
      PS2:he will find the vault of souls in vroengard, the vault of souls contains millions of dragons eldunari’s, eragon and saphira will absorb the power of it and wil become more powerful,
      arya will create a new dragon rider sword with the moonstone that have inside the tree(there are more than 1 little part that created eragon sword).
      arya’s dragon will be male because probably thorn will die fighing galbatorix and shuriken

      • Shad3slayer

        Arya could get the sword Tamerlein (bringer of the final sleep) from house Valtharos, it used to belong to a green rider whose name was Arva, the names are similar, or Rhunon could forge another sword because she said that there was enough brightsteel for several swords.

        • Vishayvin

          I also think same because, dragon rider pact was done between Elves and dragon so there should be one elve dragon rider.

        • Drottningu Caitlin

          Plus she has emerald magic so her dragon would be emerald and Tamerlein is emerald

          • guest

            who cares about tamerlein, there is enough brightsteel left over that arya could help to make her own sword like eragon did. surely if the hilt was too big for his hands it won’t fit her right anyway.( unless shes the cute little elf girl with gorilla hands lol)

        • Drottningu Caitlin

          Plus she has emerald magic so her dragon would be emerald and Tamerlein is emerald

        • Drottningu Caitlin

          Plus she has emerald magic so her dragon would be emerald and Tamerlein is emerald

    • Abhayraj Jain

      1. Eragon loves Arya too much to marry Nasuada.
      2. He respects her Nasuada too much to marry her.3. He …
      forget it.. its just NOT gonna happen the way ur imagining it…

    • SimplySimon

      Ok, 1.Roran can’t use magic    2.Eragon’s HALF-BROTHER is Murtaugh.     3.Katrina’s pregnant, a pregnant dragon rider?     4.  Obviously Eragon has fallen for Arya, not Nasuada.  And if Nasuada doesn’t become a rider, he’ll outlive her by far.     5. Vanir only comes up in the series once, and he’s a jerk 99% of the time     6. How would Orik die on Saphira?     7.Angela seems a little too…different to be queen.     8.And why would Eragon go and find Ra’zak to support him when he spent a good portion of the first 3 books trying to kill them?

      • George

        He did kill them, in fact.

    • Drottningu Caitlin

      This is my opinion but I think your theory is highly immprobable

  • Bhaygood

    one name, and its completely obvious. KATRINA! Think about it, Eragon’s uncle, Morsan, was was a dragon rider, and Eragon was to. so Eragon’s other cousin’s wife (or Roran himself) would become the new dragon rider, and Roran will use magic at the last second to stop the wall from crushing everyone, but die of to much magic being used. 

  • Bhaygood

    one name, and its completely obvious. KATRINA! Think about it, Eragon’s uncle, Morsan, was was a dragon rider, and Eragon was to. so Eragon’s other cousin’s wife (or Roran himself) would become the new dragon rider, and Roran will use magic at the last second to stop the wall from crushing everyone, but die of to much magic being used. 

  • vampireloverml

    is it me or is it time for another renake of Eragon the movie?

    • Eva

      Yes!!!! The first eragon movie was so lacking in detail,it did not do the book justice at all!!! Sad really..

      • General James

        i ddnt reali care so much bwt the characters. i liked brom! but the way the director and script dd t made t sound too much like start wars!!

      • Drottningu Caitlin

        ikr! they left out so many important parts and they killed of the ra’zac 🙁

        • George

          The ra’zac weren’t even as dangerous as Brom told Eragon they were.  They definitely shouldn’t have been killed so quickly.

        • George

          The ra’zac weren’t even as dangerous as Brom told Eragon they were.  They definitely shouldn’t have been killed so quickly.

      • Drottningu Caitlin

        ikr! they left out so many important parts and they killed of the ra’zac 🙁

      • Drottningu Caitlin

        ikr! they left out so many important parts and they killed of the ra’zac 🙁

    • Kaylee

      Actually, I think that they should wait until after Inheritance comes out because then they will have a firm ending in mind. The director of the first movie left out all the details and important things, mostly, i believe, because he didn’t know where the story was going.

    • George

      Definitely, it was pathetic.  I just saw half of it last night and gave up on it when Eragon rescued Arya.

  • Superchloeliz

    I think Kuthian might be a forsworn dragon, because no one could remember his name when referring to his/her rockPr

    • max

      what if roran really dies and eragon goes to the vault of souls to get him back?? or mabe he gets oromis(ive read all three books but it was a year ago so i might hav messed up)

      • George

        Again, if Eragon can get people back from the dead, then he could get all the riders and their dragons back and that would be the end of the story.  Too easy a victory.

      • George

        Again, if Eragon can get people back from the dead, then he could get all the riders and their dragons back and that would be the end of the story.  Too easy a victory.

    • George

      But then Solembum wouldn’t be able to tell Eragon wouldn’t be able to remember the name to mention it to Oromis.

  • Superchloeliz

    vanir was not mentioned in all three books,therefore not the rider, as hinted by cp. 
    I think its orik, because there has never been a dwarf rider and he said he likes being on the dragon. It could also be angela, although that might be kind of obvious, too.
     I wonder what the dragons name is . Has that been released??%Pr

  • Cody

    I think the new rider is an elf however I do not believe it is Arya. I think it is Vanir the elf that taught eragon swordsmanship in Ellesméra.

    • Jamie Saggers

      cant be. he wasnt in the first book.

  • Siddhant

    3 major possibilities :

    1) Roran does Magic (stenr risa!)
    2)Eragon performs some magic w/o the ancient language/ Saphia saves him
    3)Roran dies (unlikely, due to his promise to Katrina.

  • Nell1221

    What about Elva? Could she be the next rider?

    • Denmark111

      Of course! Elva! I should SO have thought of that before!

    • George

      She’s too unpredictable to be the rider.  And she said almost specifically that she would abuse her power.

    • George

      She’s too unpredictable to be the rider.  And she said almost specifically that she would abuse her power.

    • George

      She’s too unpredictable to be the rider.  And she said almost specifically that she would abuse her power.

  • 07smithe

    i think that the next new rider will be that girl who eragon accidentally cursed (elera????) coz she said he would regret what he did to her. mayb she goes to Galby and helps him and eragon manages to learn Murtaghs name to set him free and he helps at da final battle.

  • eragon

    Well, i think that new rider will be arya but it is too good too be true and i also think that paolini wouldn’t do something so obvious.Althoygh i think that arya would be the best one. The one that i wouldn’t like to be the last rider is roran. I think that paolini has overestimated him and appears him doing things that people cannot do. I believe that this is wrong although i can understand the reason why he is doing this. He is also underestimating eragon’s abilities sometimes, especially when he expreses his tiredness after doing spells. for example in the end of the third book when eragon is in elesmira and learning how to move items with magic he appears  to be extremlly tired just after moving a little rock and due to the fact that arya has done the same with something mych bigger than this, i mean the dragon’s egg, i find it rediciulous for eragon not to be able to do something mych easier. this is only one of many examples. I think that these books are the best i have ever read and i have read over 200 although i am only  15 years old, but paolini sometimes changes things that he mentions like the hight of urgals and the power of each person like eragons and rorans abilities when they are fighting razacs, i ynderstand that you may find them too small mistakes but in those excellent books the details are important and due to the fact that i have read them at least 7 times each one details seem to important to me. I really want to thank paolini for giving me these books that are very significant for me but i woyld like him in this book not to make anything wrong. i come from Greece and i can’t wait the time that i will be able to read it. i am so excited that i will propably buy it in english. i wish that no matter what the last book will conclyde, it wiill be a proper end for this legend that will never end while we will continue reading it.

  • Jack

    #orik

  • Jack

    i actually think that oric mighty be the new rider because in the book its been mentioned several times that there has never been a dwarf rider

  • Lysander Sage

    What about a fifth book coming…that’d be just great!!!

  • RobDob91

    I think we are all sorta forgetting that nasuada and murtagh have a chemistry and a connection.. for some reason i feel it would make sense for nasuada to be come the new QUEEN of alagesia… i mean come on… her leadership, her ability to wage war, she is a clear cut choice to lead ala. into the future… with her dragon rider husband of murtagh at her side the kindom can become free and happy , but also safe and fair… eragon and arya have to end up together with them both leaving for a new land… which would mean it would be arya who gets the green dragon.. which makes plenty of sense..
    you have to imagine there isnt a large amount of time (say the three books eragon has had) to train a new rider.. that rider needs to already be knolegeable, proficienct in swordsmanship and magic… not to mention we have already had 2 humans…. an elf is clearly a high possibilty…

    now having said that i do believe that roran is an obvious new rider as a result of typing all this up…. murtagh and eragon are related… they INHERITED the dragon riders title and responcibilities… it only makes sense that roran(the only othe rmember of eragons family) INHERIT the abilities and duties of the dragons riders as well…

    roran could come along with eragon and arya(who WILL end up together) and that could also explain the extra dragon in the sky along with saphira as they sail away from some unknown land.

    • Skpa Kay24

      Good points but I really don’t think it’ll be roran. I think he may be an option for King of ala!
      About the new rider: Paolini said he has left hints as to who will be the next in his previous three books, one of them being the colour of the dragon. This relates to Arya as she has emerald coloured magic. Definitely be her

      • RobDob91

        yeah, i forgot to add that into my ayra reasoning.. thanks for mentioning it… regardless im rooting for it being arya

    • Mike_b1992

      ok. but roran and eragon dont share morzan! morzan is the reason that eragon has the power he has. and morzan is eragon’s father. so how could roran have “inherited” that power as well???? GAHHH!!! Roran will NOT be the next rider. He has no rider to get “inheritance” from!!!

      • George

        You should really fix that…

      • George

        You should really fix that…

    • Mike_b1992

      ok. but roran and eragon dont share morzan! morzan is the reason that eragon has the power he has. and morzan is eragon’s father. so how could roran have “inherited” that power as well???? GAHHH!!! Roran will NOT be the next rider. He has no rider to get “inheritance” from!!!

      • Mike_b1992

        sorry. didnt mean for that to post so many times. haha.

    • Mike_b1992

      ok. but roran and eragon dont share morzan! morzan is the reason that eragon has the power he has. and morzan is eragon’s father. so how could roran have “inherited” that power as well???? GAHHH!!! Roran will NOT be the next rider. He has no rider to get “inheritance” from!!!

    • Mike_b1992

      ok. but roran and eragon dont share morzan! morzan is the reason that eragon has the power he has. and morzan is eragon’s father. so how could roran have “inherited” that power as well???? GAHHH!!! Roran will NOT be the next rider. He has no rider to get “inheritance” from!!!

      • Drottningu Caitlin

        Morzan isnt the reason for eragons powers. Eragon’s parents were Selena and Brom. Eragon inherited his powers from Brom.

      • alegion

        ummmm…morzan isn’t eragons father. Brom is.

  • Akalawrences

    Since book two i’ve thought Roran will be the last rider

  • Eragon + Arya

    Now that would be a very weird thing, and in a very long time too…..

  • Velio777

    Green Ryder is Son of Eragon-Arya.    .Elio.

  • justafan

    My thoughts are that the two people leaving are Eragon and Arya. The man on the shore is Galby. Eragon spares him but strips him off his powers. Think about it, the dream shows the man screaming. Roran becomes king and Murtagh and Thorn stay back with him to train any new riders. How about that lol?

    • Arctikninja

      Really good idea – Eragon did say that he’d never be an arbiter, only an executioner when talking about Sloan, and he specifically said he’d happily lop off Galby’s head, but only if ordered to, but i don’t think that can happen.

      What if Eragon discovers how to use energy sources for energy? (Does that make sense?) You know, like he uses fire. When he was talking to Oromis, he was told it was “theoretically possible” wasn’t he?

    • George

      Could be, but I’m sure he would never spare Galbatorix!  The whole series leads toward killing him and then he spares him?  I don’t think it’ll happen…

  • Heather0f

    i think roran will use magic to save himself

    • Matt

      Yeah, a life threatening situation might just be the trigger. of course that would take a lot of energy, depending on how big the wall is (it mmight be from a castle, and those have big walls!) Or Eragon could save him. Still, nice idea.

    • Matt

      Yeah, a life threatening situation might just be the trigger. of course that would take a lot of energy, depending on how big the wall is (it mmight be from a castle, and those have big walls!) Or Eragon could save him. Still, nice idea.

    • George

      That’s what I think too, since Eragon did in the first book.

    • George

      That’s what I think too, since Eragon did in the first book.

    • George

      That’s what I think too, since Eragon did in the first book.

  • Speculations

    I think Nasuada or Katrina will be the next rider, The Rock of Kuthain is where the souls of all dragons with their riders are sealed. (Open the vault of souls, remember?) Naegling is looted by an imperial sorcerer or Eragon and it will play an important role later in the book. Eragon might use some cleansing magic to free Murtagh, Thorn and Shruikan. Roran will die despite Birgit trying to save him. Gleadr will save Eragon from death during the final battle by using mysterious dragon magic that will break his Eldunari as a side effect. Eragon will fight with Nar’Gahrzvog and Gahrzvog will sacrifice himself for “Firesword”.

  • Aryaaaaa

    Okay, so I think that the rider will be Roran, and he will be devastated because he will live when Katrina will have to die. The battle between Galby and the Varden will be huge, and in the end it will all come down to Galby and Shruikan vs. Eragon and Saphira. (Kind of like Harry vs. Voldemort at the end of the last book) And Eragon and Saphira will prevail! Oh, and Eragon will discover Murtagh’s true name, and set him free from Galby and he will help, but in the end, Eragon won’t let anyone else fight Galby but himself. Thoughts on this?

  • Aryaaaaa

    Okay, so I think that the rider will be Roran, and he will be devastated because he will live when Katrina will have to die. The battle between Galby and the Varden will be huge, and in the end it will all come down to Galby and Shruikan vs. Eragon and Saphira. (Kind of like Harry vs. Voldemort at the end of the last book) And Eragon and Saphira will prevail! Oh, and Eragon will discover Murtagh’s true name, and set him free from Galby and he will help, but in the end, Eragon won’t let anyone else fight Galby but himself. Thoughts on this?

  • Aryaaaaa

    Okay, so I think that the rider will be Roran, and he will be devastated because he will live when Katrina will have to die. The battle between Galby and the Varden will be huge, and in the end it will all come down to Galby and Shruikan vs. Eragon and Saphira. (Kind of like Harry vs. Voldemort at the end of the last book) And Eragon and Saphira will prevail! Oh, and Eragon will discover Murtagh’s true name, and set him free from Galby and he will help, but in the end, Eragon won’t let anyone else fight Galby but himself. Thoughts on this?

  • Guest

    We need to remember that  Birgit (I think) blames Roran for the death of her husband (Quimby) and has yet to do anything about her side of the deal. Remember, when Roran first goes to Nasuada’s tent for his first mission Birgit appears carrying a knife, reminding everyone that she is still rather interestingly involved in this epic tale.

    As well as the King Cat excerpt this proves that Roran cannot die because then Birgit cannot have her “revenge” on him. (or she could do it anyway but I think that will be a little pointless as I’m sure she would want to take the revenge from him directly)

    A theory that occured to me whilst writing this post (though i know that it is highly improbable) is that for whatever reason, Birgit tries to save Roran in order to be able to take revenge, but dies in the process leaving Nolfavrel (I think that is her son’s name) in Roran’s care.

    Or entirely more possible, she takes their first born child. I think that this is the more likely path as CP foreshadowed this with the story that Nar Garzhvog told Eragon on the way to Tronjhiem.

    What do you think?

    • Kelia Exel

      I actually agree with you. CP did say there was foreshadowing as to what would happen in the previous book, so I guess that’s a possibility. Congrats on the theory!

  • Bid’Daum

    The new dragon rider will be Angela and everyone will be mad that its not Arya

    • brom

      umm.. no its gonna be Arya

    • George

      Angela’s too old.

  • Lifaen

    My thoughts…and I haven’t read any information on this book other than this chapter.

    The Green Dragon egg hatches for Roran, who is torn because he realizes that he is immortal and Katrina is not. That will form a plot line in the book, with Roran struggling emotionally and at first not wanting to reveal to anyone about his dragon, because he knows that he will live longer than both his wife and his child. Possibly Roran captures the dragon egg during a raid, Eragon is on a mission to capture it and Galbatorix moved it in disguise of a low importance caravan, which is captured by Roran.

    Eragon and Saphira travel in search of Eldunari, with Glaedr to rely upon for knowledge and power. At first Glaedr is emotionally ruined by the loss of Oromis, and Eragon and Saphira have to coax him out of his depression, at least to the point where he can help.

    Murtagh is saved, either he turns against Galbatorix or he is freed when Eragon kills the Dark King. 

    Eragon, Roran, and Murtagh form the base of the new Rider Order. They become the Counsel or whatever, of the Order, with Eragon as leader and Roran and Murtagh acting as his “second in command”s. 

    The Rock of Kuthain is the place where Eragon the First stored the Eldunari of old Dragons for safekeeping, including the Eldunari of his own White Dragon. Eragon finds these Eldunari. He is especially awed by the presence of the White Dragon, who calls to him to the Rock of Kuthain with his mind. When Eragon arrives at the rock he simply speaks his name, “Eragon” to open it, because the First Eragon sealed it to open to his name. The White Dragon explains this and says that the First Eragon had visions of the Second Eragon needing his help, so he created the Rock of Kuthain and sealed his own Dragon’s Eldunari, as well as many others, within.

    Eragon returns to the place where Oromis dies and finds Naegling, which contains an immense amount of power, rivalling or surpassing Aren’s stock. He carries both Naegling and Brisingr, but he only uses Brisingr in combat.

    When Eragon faces Galbatorix they both have the power of the Eldunari. The battle can take place in one of two ways. Either Eragon and Galbatorix have a mind battle, which has their Eldunari attacking the mind of each other, and Eragon gains dominance and for a moment, is “one” with Galbatorix, understanding his entire life, the pain he’s given and the pain he’s dealt. Then he kills Galbatorix.

    The second way is just a huge magical and swordfighting clash. At some point during the battle, Eragon puts his right hand on the hilt of Naegling and says “For Garrow. For Oromis. For Brom.” And unleashes the power of Naegling and Aren at the same time, all of it directed at Galbatorix along with the power of Eragon’s Eldunari. Galbatorix dies.

    • nj000001

      very good predictions. I agree there is a possibility that the green egg hatches for Roran b/c it makes for a good plot twist. Though i dont think Galbatorix would be stupid enough to send the egg out of his reach, especially as the Varden gets closer to Uru’baen.

      I also dont think Eragon 1 will be related to the Rock of Kuthian. I think the vault holds the hearts of wild dragons from before the Riders. The dragons probably kept this place extremely guarded, perhaps a spell that makes people forget the location/name & perhaps a spell that grants entry based on the intent of the person entering via true name. Thus Eragon must speak his (true) name into the Rock of Kuthian.

      I also think that Naegling is found by an enemy spellcaster who uses it to kill Islanzadi cuz shes gotta die somehow(CP said there was gonna be an elf funeral ceremony(though perhaps Oromis) & all the older generation leaders are being killed off-> Brom, Ajihad, Hrothgar, and inevitably Galbatorix)

      I have no idea what the final battle is gonna be like except that its gonna be awsome. Shruikan will probably have a big role in the end though.

      • Inesdcorreia

        Maybe Eragon’s true name just so happens to be like the first Eragon’s true name due to him being his ancestor or something along those line. That would allow him to open that Vault of Souls.

        I agree with Izlanzadi dieing, everyone else was killed!

        • George

          Or their true names could be similar because they were both the first riders and have almost the same wyrd (destiny).

    • Mi, Mysailf and Eye

      That bears an odd similarity to “That’s for Frodo! That’s for the Shire! And that’s for my old Gaffer!,” spoken by Sam Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings.

  • Pedro Nascimento

    The execerpt is a marketing technic. This way people want really to buy the book because they need to know what happens to Roran. Of course he won’t die. That’s stupid. At least no on the first pages. It would be a seriously bad move that CP wouldn’t make. Now stop creating such a fuss about it, sit back, relax, and wait for the book to come out.

    • Silvaera

      No, I don’t think he’ll die; I foresee him becoming the next king.
      For those of you who think Roran will become the next rider: That’s going to be Arya.

      • Danielrmno

        What if as an added twist Orik somehow becomes the first dwarf to become a rider? after all green is symbollic of the earth and perhaps the dragon within the egg finds some inner respect for the dwarvish love of the land?

      • Danielrmno

        What if as an added twist Orik somehow becomes the first dwarf to become a rider? after all green is symbollic of the earth and perhaps the dragon within the egg finds some inner respect for the dwarvish love of the land?

    • George

      It wasn’t like that with Eldest, the “sneak peak” was actually in the book.

  • Lysander Sage

    Arya wont be the next dragon rider thats pretty much for sure! If you think about all those unexspected turns in brisingr….arya as DR would be to obvious!
    I think that Angela could have been an old DR, because if Eragon leaves Ala. and the green dragon would stay behind…someone is needed to train him and its new rider, if eragon would leave.
    Also interesting is what’s going to happen to all those mysterious short appeared chara. like the 2 mysterious women and tenga (I dont think that one of the mysterious women is the new DR since Paolini said there are hints in all previous books who might be the next DR – by the way couldnt it be that the young girl is eragons sister?)
    Could Tenga have been an old DR..there are some hints for it in the chapter where he appears?!
    Also interesting is what the menoa tree took from eragon, maybe the love for arya? or maybe (wild theory) it took the ability for humans to be a dragonrider and included another race (orik, would make me laugh…but I dont think so)?
    Furthermore…eragons love must not be the next dragon rider…my guess is that he’ll get together with nasuada even if I wish he would get together with arya (what do u think?).
    I would say that Roran is going to be the next Dragonrider…at least that would make nore sence than Arya….but he might also become just the new King of Ala (as non DR).
    Also Katrena could become a DR…since it is often said that she would have done the same for roran what he did for her…but I dont really think so.
    My biggest hope is that it is someone we all havent really thaught about and that its going to be a biiiig surprise….
    pls comment

    • no you cant know my name

      I dont even think it’s the fact that arya has green magic i believe it’s more an issue of time. In the time it would take fror greenie to hatch and grow to a ride-able size and learn some basic moves from saphira. no one but an elf would have time to learn sword fighting and magic. i mean there is a war going on around them… but if they happen to hatch the egg after the war it really could be anyone also arya is practically a dragon rider sans dragon the only thing she doesnt know is taking energy from her surroundings and eragon would be at liberty to teach her this because (it has been suggested) she has already been syced? idk what to call it but she has meditated enough to get that god-like feeling
      thats just my opinion though

  • Inheritance

    Ya Arya is most likely the next rider due to her green magic, and I bet that She and Eragon will bond because her dragon will be male and Saphirra and him will fall in love

    • Kelia Exel

      I think that would way too obvious, but oh well, everyone is expecting CP to come up with a wicked turn in the story so maybe he will catch us all by surprise by doing something completely obvious.

      But yes, if Arya was to be the next Dragonrider, then Saphira would most likely mate with him.

    • Kelia Exel

      I think that would way too obvious, but oh well, everyone is expecting CP to come up with a wicked turn in the story so maybe he will catch us all by surprise by doing something completely obvious.

      But yes, if Arya was to be the next Dragonrider, then Saphira would most likely mate with him.

  • Loydchebus

    I wonder if the 2 mysterious women will be revealed in the 4th book. Or maybe they will get their own series.

  • jesus

    what if roran and katrina’s child is the new rider?or even katrina herself? just a thought

  • Eragon

    You people r so retarded. How do you know this the first page of the book?

    • Rblax

      “Into the Breach, the first pages of Inheritance: ”

  • C Riggs

    awesome. I cant wait to have the book in my hands:)

  • Solembum

    Okay, so here’s my theory. I think that Eragon and Arya will get married, and one of Galby’s spies from the Varden will tell him, and Galby will find a way to capture Arya so Eragon will surrender to him. And so Eragon with the help of the Green Rider (which will be Orik) will march to the capital and a HUGE war will take place and in the end, Galby dies and the Varden is victorious. Oh, and I think Angela, Tenga, and Galby are brothers and sister. Anyone have thoughts on this?

    • Bdjdg

      But elfs dont get married…

      • tablo

        Doesnt have to be offical

    • nj000001

      The egg wont hatch until after Galbatorix is dead

    • Aneesha

      elves do get married my friend its not in their customs

    • Lifaen

      For the Green Rider to be Orik the elves would have to include the Dwarves in their spell, which they aren’t going to take the time to do seeing as they’re literally in the middle of a war campaign right now. And why would Galbatorix take Arya? Why not someone weaker and easier to capture, like Roran or Katrina? Hell Roran gallops out on missions routinely anyway. He’s the most vulnerable to capture.

      I do agree that Galbatorix dies, he’s not going to be saved. He’s too powerful and he’s caused too much harm. As for Tenga, Angela, and Galbatorix being brothers and sister, I really doubt it. Based on what?

      • Arctikninja

        Angela was apprenticed to Tenga, wasn’t she? So i agree

    • Kelia Exel

      I think that (the marriage) won’t happen until, like, the last page of the book or something. Of course I’m exaggerating, but this is not a Romance story. It’s an Adventure story. Any romance is a sub-plot.

    • Schultejt

      who is tenga again

    • Arctikninja

      Except that marriage isn’t an elven custom?

  • Micha Jetter

    do i want an urgal/ dwarf to be the next rider? YESSSS, most definatly! since elves, humans, dwarves and urgals are all fighting together against Galbatorix now, they should make a new pact which includes dwarfes and urgals to become riders… If Arya would become the next rider, i would be pretty disappointed

    • Arctikninja

      Dragons would never consent to be joined with Urgals. Apparently.

  • Game_player417

    Have any of you read the kingcat section at the end of Brisingr? Roran is in that and it is chapter four so he obviousely doesnt die

    • Jogn

      Spoilers much 🙁 !!!!

  • Twec1020

    Well he obviously doesn’t die…not with an elf, a rider, and a dragon nearby, all overflowing with magic. As for the new rider? I’m guessing, of all people, Arya. It’d certainly make sense.

  • NWY2010

    I say that the next rider will be one of the two females whose fortunes were read by angela in the third book, cant remember there names off the top of my head but they r important to the future of alagaesia so that is my opinion

    • Lifaen

      You probably can’t remember their names because neither of them gave a name 😉

  • Keenanrocks1

    i think angela is one of the people who set the spell for magic that oremis was talking about

  • Keenanrocks1

    i think angela is one of the people who set the spell for magic that oremis was talking about

    • Arctikninja

      one of the grey folk? awesome…

  • makltheninja

    The next rider could possibly be a dwarf- there has never been a dwarf rider and the dwarves have been calling for a dwarf rider… but it doesnt seem very hopefull tio put the fate of the empire in the hands of a short guy who likes rocks…

    • Derek

      how could there be a dwarf rider? the dwarves were never added to the spell joining the fate of the dragons, elves, and later humans. unless cp intends to not only find the last egg, hatch it, and ammend a spell that has stood for hundreds of years, all before confronting galbatorix, in less than 800 pages, the dwarves won’t be joining the ranks of the riders. at least not now.

      • Schultejt

        the first dragon hatched to a elf when their was no spell, it could happen to a dwarf

    • Mindfreaked

      I doubt it will be Ork, since dwarves were not included in the pact between Elves and Dragons, with Humans being added later on. My best guess would be its Arya, since Eragons vision saw a man and a woman getting onto a boat with 2 dragons flying overhead. Seeing as hes destined to leave Alagaesia forever, my best guess is Arya becomes the new rider and accompanies him

      • tablo

        Leaving Alageasia could mean he will go to the lands where elves originated.

        • Matt

          Or Vroengard.

          • Arctikninja

            Vroengard is part of Alagaesia – How about Alagaesia gets renamed? Then he would technically have “left” Alagaesia.

      • Lifaen

        There was also a man on the shore. The man and woman could have been Roran and Katrina leaving Eragon in the new land. It could have been Murtagh being left behind while Arya and Eragon leave, and the two dragons in the sky are Thorn and Saphira. It could be a ton of different things. And Eragon’s prophecy could have a double meaning. It could simply mean that he dies. Think about it. When he dies, won’t he technically leave Alagaesia and never return?

    • oldmam1

      dwarves are not part of the pact

    • oldmam1

      dwarves are not part of the pact

  • Jpaulb76

    hello again did anyone read kingcat at the end of brisinger… I always knew there would be werecat king in the story but I believed he would have a more dramatic role like guardian of the rock of kuthian or something I don’t like how he is introduced…

    • Jdub

      EXACTLY WHAT CHAPTER WAS THAT

      • Jvnndavis

        i want to read it

  • Jimbob

    Oh great. Just when I had resigned myself to wait the 6 months in peace.

  • nj000001

    This is way off topic but does anyone else think its weird that a 15 year old kid is growing a beard?

    • Lifaen

      He’s sixteen :3

  • Eragon + Arya

    Has people forgoten that in the part when Sappheria and Arya is falling and the Star rose is falling, that Arya’s magic looked green……? Im gonna say that Arya is the next Rider!!! But I have to also say that Roran was procected by the door post so he might be just fine, with some scrapes maybe other things but I think he’s fine. (sorry about my spelling)

  • Dragon lover

    Roran is the ‘common man’ hero, the one who battles the odds and wins because he’s got guts, stamina and he uses his brain. No ‘special effects’ for him just do or die to save those he loves and the ideas he believes in. Roran is as much a main character as Eragon and he’s been almost at death’s door so many times already and survived that he can’t die at the beginning of book 4!

  • Blossom

    RORAN CANT DIE!!!! there will  be some catch so that he doesn’t. Also, just for agument sake, i REALLY, REALLY think that arya WONT be the next rider. Honestly, it WAY to obvious for Christophers style. i also have a theory that Angela is really Selein, Eragons mum. It would explain her knowledge of Brom and Eragon and her want to be where everything happens.

    • Hampster008

      no i think selena is dead but angela could possibly be an old friend of hers

      • Texas Aggie ’15

        Or her sister O.o

        • jkl

          weird….

        • oldman1

          Eragon’s uncle would have told him if he had an Aunt

          • Arctikninja

            Not necessarily – perhaps they had a row or something?

    • Luyanghou

      Eragon probably uses his magic and create a shield and deflect the rubble or sumthing

    • Luyanghou

      Eragon probably uses his magic and create a shield and deflect the rubble or sumthing

    • Luyanghou

      Eragon probably uses his magic and create a shield and deflect the rubble or sumthing

    • Luyanghou

      Eragon probably uses his magic and create a shield and deflect the rubble or sumthing

  • Skepticist

    Anyone else wondering what the Menoa Tree took from Eragon? (Just got finished re-reading the three books) and It said “Eragon felt a twang in his lower stomach, but by the time he reached to rub it it was already gone.” And then later it pointed out how Arya was getting close to Eragon, but unlike previous times it didn’t have his thoughts on it like they used to be, they were just bland, so maybe the Menoa took away his passion for Arya?

    • Skepticist

      Which would actually kind of make sense, because she melded into the tree, after she had had her heart broken…

      • Mindfreaked

        I’m just gonna throw it out there and say I think she made him sterile

        • Kelia Exel

          Or he’s going to have a major indigestion at the final battle and lose 😉

    • Lifaen

      This is actually a really good theory… God man. That was deep. 

    • oldman1

      Maybe she took what she needed to have child of her own

    • Arctikninja

      Why would that be in his lower stomach?

  • Texas Aggie ’15

    heres a thought: the varden is attacking the castle where Galby keeps the third egg, the wall crashes down on top of Roran (who somehow goes through an open window and lives). The wall falls to the ground, Eragon and Arya rush in and find the final dragon egg and it hatches for Arya. I say Arya due to the premonition that Eragon had in the first book of getting onto a ship with graceful people and 2 dragons flying above. (elves = grace)

    • Texas Aggie ’15

      Also this may just be another one of Eragons premonitions, but I don’t think Roran will die. Arya’s tale of the father-elf who killed himself to save his son is proof that the future can still be decided and I think Eragon will pull something out of his sleeve to save him. The premonition may actually give some enlightenment to Eragon about a course of action for the future, but I still think that the rest of my theory can tie into this…

      • duke44

        well since eragon has galaders egg thingy he dose have the power to save roran

  • guest

    This may be off topic but ya I definitely have to say that Arya is going to be the next dragon rider and anyone who thinks otherwise is just kidding themselves

    • guest

       umm…. what u said

    • duke44

      i hope that aria isnt the next rider, i could be roran, since he hasnt tap his magical powers yet he might yet still be have a chance to have green magic, so ya never know, and besides aria is a way to obivous chouse

  • prince

    i think the Vault Of Souls that Solembum mentions is where the Eldunari are hidden that Eragon uses to overpower Gallbatorix. and Angela the Herbalist might be the next rider or was one since she apparently has lived a very long life

    • Lewis Curl

      Yes – the Vault of Souls is the storehouse of Eldunari, and Angela is possibly an old rider, one of the earliest ones.  

  • prince

    the wards from Eragon might have protected Roran. I think Roran is the new rider since he is blood to Eragon and Eragon was blood to Brom, who was a Rider. Or Orik and he could be the first dwarf Rider.

  • Darkassasin333

    Hello. This is a very serious opinion that i want to be taken literally. The new rider could very well be Sloan. He has been there since the first book (he said was there since the first book, not in all 3 books), and it would suit Chris to be so sneaky. This probably won’t happen, but in the first 7 pages of the comments I have seen no mention of this suggestion. This definitely is a shocking option.

    • duke44

      that would provide a interesting twist, but it depends on if he repents, witch i rater douhgt

    • Pedro Nascimento

      Sloan? Isn’t he blind? Plus he is hated by too many people. He is a middle age arrogant butcher. I’m not imagining a dragon egg choosing and hatching to him… Still, it would be very interesting.

    • Pedro Nascimento

      Sloan? Isn’t he blind? Plus he is hated by too many people. He is a middle age arrogant butcher. I’m not imagining a dragon egg choosing and hatching to him… Still, it would be very interesting.

  • evanmk

      it would be the obvious choice that arya would be the new rider but lets give the writer some credit .  i think that there will be way more of a twist to it then that.  It will probably be a character like murtaugh where there is going to be a personal psycological battle fought on which side to fight for.  ex elva but keep in mind that is just an example.  It could be anyone new or reacurring

  • speedsk8

    everyone’s talking about who will die, who won’t and all crap. just to make it easy, i’m going to make a list of who needs to die, who can’t die, and who can live or die without affecting the story, so they might just get killed off 

    Who needs to die: Islanzadi, Nasuada, Orrin, and Galbatorix

    Who can’t die: Eragon, Arya, Roran, Orik, Murtagh, Saphira, elva, and “greenie”

    Who can go either way: Thorn, Shruikan, Tenga, Blodgarm, Jormundur, Trianna, and Katrina

    •  In a perfect world, yes. Imagine the twist then if Eragon is the only one left alive?
      In other words, you can’t have a who needs to die and who needs to live list.  To keep from having to write sequel after sequel, Eragon, Arya, and Galbatorix as well as any other main character could die in the last battle (Seen this done before, see Bartimaeous trillogy).  This is an effective way of not only ending the series, but ending the pressure on himself to write another book.

      • Pedro Nascimento

        as long as the dragons remain. they must repopulate.
        PS: you’ve just spoiled out an entire trilogy xD

    • Luyanghou

      Imagine Katrina becomes the dragon rider. She would be called Hurricane Katrina………. ahhhhhh cold humor

  • #1 Guest

    I think that this is a dream or premonition that Eragon is having.

    • Ti

      I agree! roran cant die because he is too important and is likely the next rider

    • Cmantz

      agreed

  • James Cooper

    I have a feeling that this is not the first chapter as in all of the other books there has been no major action and this just does not fit with the end of the last book + in  all the other books there has been a time difference of no more than 3 days this would not make sense if it was in another city and if not blodgharm did not kill a magician in fenister which is where book 3 finished it would not make sense as it would take at least a week or so to get to dras leona however i have a feeling the time period for this book is going to be longer and so this would then be plausible

    • guest A-p-a-t-y-a-s

      I had the same feeling just forgot to mention it.  My idea is that this is not the first page of the chapter. Or this is a very big ‘in medias res’.

  • Book reader

    a smile hmm hes under an open window…

  • guest A-p-a-t-y-a-s

    Hello,
    a., previously revealed, in book4 chapter4 ‘King Cat’: “None of the werecats seemed to notice the people lined up on either
    side of their path, watching them, until Grimrr came level with the
    herbalist Angela, who stood next to Roran, knitting a tube sock with six
    needles at once.” So, Roran is alive, moreover, he cannot be seriously injured if he is present and standing at the meeting. So, stop whining about him!
    b., about E’s Guide to Alagaesia (though this doesn’t fit, but here are already a lot of different theories listed)
    I didn’t read it, just seen some parts or heard tales of it. From that, it seems, Eragon wrote it for an inexperienced man in the matters of riders, like a peasant like himself. For example, what is the purpose of ridership, natures of different species in Alagaesia, etc. If this is really true (pls somebody confirm), and assuming that Eragon knows who is the next rider or knows who won’t be because he/SHE (Arya) already tried to hatch the egg, then i have a simple question:
        Does Arya need this kind of guiding?
    My answer is ‘no’.

    • Matt

      On that note, E’s duide to ala. also says how palancar valley was his home, how he was a farmer and it was hard but honest work.
      Does Roran need to know this? No.

  • ???????

    I would like to point out that Arya has turned Eragon down and pretty hard I might add.  I don’t think she is the next rider.  I think the young girl that Angela was reading her prophecy to is the next rider because it seems that becoming a rider is a genetic thing.  Morzan was a rider, a RED rider…..his son Murtagh is a rider, a RED rider.  Brom was a rider, a BLUE rider…..and his son Eragon is a BLUE rider.  so if the next rider has to be a girl of NOBLE birth for Eragon to fall in love with it would make sense that her father/mother was or is a rider of a green dragon.  If you think about the only riders who are know and of noble birth it makes sense that Gablatorix’s first and true dragon was green and the young girl whose future Angela gleaned is his daughter/next rider/Eragon’s future love interest. It made sense to me because if Galbatorix had found out about Selena being the “Black Hand” for Morzan, Galbatorix may have wanted to have an assassin with similar attributes like the older woman with the shackle scars travelling with the young girl.  She hates Galbatorix for imprisoning her and wants him dead for those personal reasons more than anyone else.  That’s just my opinion from what I understood of the reading. 

    • inheragon

      how do u know that his original dragon was green

      • ???????

        I don’t actually know nobody but CP does but it was a theory based on what was known. I don’t know that his first dragon was green but I also don’t know that it wasn’t.

    • Winterplums

      Wow, I never thought of that. Mostly because I never thought Galbatorix had a green dragon.  What makes you think she/he would be green?  I know saphira’s sire was named Verdanna…translated that’s green lady.  Interesting idea.

    • dlfjldskj jfierj

      Interesting idea; however, Angela just said he’d fall in love with some one of noble birth.  Arya is an elf princess.  Angela said she didn’t know if it would turn out good or bad.  In the books, Eragon remembered what Angela said when he thought about his love for Arya.  However, it could be that Eragon has a new love interest, so your theory could work

    • strong hammer 329

      i believe the new rider would be a decendant of the rider who wielded tamerlein, and also arya turned eragon down in eldest but i believe her feelings may have changed for him especially after the slaying of the shade Varaug. and also im going out on a limb by sayin i believe Izlandi is gong to die since it is called the inheritance trilogy and the new genertion has been replacing the new throughout the story.

    • Jpaulb76

      Hey guys what if Elva was the new rider
      okay who dies my theories
      Islanzadi

      Another thought Arya can’t be the next rider she is too old remember Oromis was twenty when Glaedr hatched Arya is 75
      I think Roran will become a King if he becomes the new rider then where does that leave Katrina… The only way I see Roran becoming the new rider is if Katrina dies and her bay is raised by Horst or Nausada after she becomes queen
      I think before he dies Galbatorix will curse Eragon and that will be the reason he leaves Alagaesia

      go to fan fiction dot net and read book 4 empire

      • Blkdoutfckus

        more like 100+, she was born before the fall of the riders, and galbatorix has been in power for about 100 years, still gets your point across, but more accuratly

        • mindfreaked

          you also have to remember, age really isnt an object right now. Isnt normally humans would walk past an egg at 10? Eragon was 15 when Saphira hatched for him.

      • Blkdoutfckus

        more like 100+, she was born before the fall of the riders, and galbatorix has been in power for about 100 years, still gets your point across, but more accuratly

  • Hhdgvjgdvhfdghxc

    THIS IS A WHOLE CHAPTER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • Giantfood

      If you read the standered text above it it says first page from first chapter not first chapter

  • You know, Roran can’t be dead b/c he was in the previous excerpt called “King Cat”.  This excerpt was from the first chapter so KC has to be later on, indicating that Roran survived, perhaps slightly shorter :)…. but at least he’s alive.

  • Redmaster12

    wouldnt it be cool if one of the last eggs were gonna hatch for either roran or orik(would be totally sweet for him to be the rider of the last brown egg)

    • Yourmum

      I agree! I think it would be extremely awesome and humorous if Orik was the next rider!

      • Guest Elva

        That is not possible because the dwarves weren’t linked to the dragons. The elves & humans were, but not the dwarves. Unless someone somehow linked them without either of them knowing.

        • prince

          or someone links them in this book before the egg hatches

  • anonamyous

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

    • Guest

      Well if the egg hatches for their child it will take at least 15 years before the rider is old enough to really do anything. I think that the egg will hatch for someone who is actually in a position to help Eragon overthrow the empire, and to even it out with Eragon and mystery rider x vs. murtagh and galbatorix. I doubt that the dragon will hatch after galbatorix’s death, and the varden may use similar tactics as galbatorix used on thorn to make it grow. I’m not convinced as many people are, however, that arya will be the next rider. In fact I doubt it.

    • Charlie Smith413

      has anyone thought about if the egg has already hatched. that would allow the dragon and rider to play a part in the fight.

  • Rebecca EragonLover

    Could it be that Saphira mates with Sruikan? And that Sruikan after that stays in Alagaisia to help them build back there world and that they donate there egg to riders so the riders could come back? And then Saphira leaves with eragon against her will because he really wants to leave and start a new life with Arya and the green dragon (aka prophesy) And they leave to find new dragons to mate with the green dragon? 
    Please Comment my theory!!!!!!!!!

    • Nj000001

      perhaps Shuriken mates with saphira and they have an egg thats female. They leave the egg in alageasia to mate w/ the green one and its saphira and shuriken who are the two dragons flying when Eragon leaves.

      • Guest Elva

        Why would Saphira mate w/ Shruikan?! He helped (though against his will) destroy the Riders. How are you so sure he might not just run off, die in battle, or kill hinself? Or something else along those lines? Personally, I think Saphira will mate with Thorn or the last dragon egg.

        • Ghostmonkeys

          Thats very true… I am of the opinion that she will mate with Thorn

    • Nj000001

      My theory is that Saphira and Shuriken mate and leave the egg(presumably female) in Alegaesia to mate with the green one & restore the dragons/riders. Then they leave with Eragon and Arya. 

      (sorry if this is a double post)

      • Rebecca EragonLover

        Yess thats what i ment… kinda…but then would shruikan ever leave galbys grasp? CP mensioned that galby does trixs to keep shruikan from leaving his side maybe he let him think he realy is galbys dragon or that he learned to love galby. ( I did not think about that eather) And what of the green dragon? 

        • anonamyous

          My guess is that Galbatorix is controlling Shruikan with various spells that he planted on him as an egg/hatchling and he probably knows Shruikan’s true name. Its very likely that when galbatorix dies, all the spells/oaths go away and Shruikan will have to decide which side he’s on.  Even if Galbatorix brainwashed Shruikan to serve him i doubt he ever forgot that Galby killed his original rider.  As for the green dragon, i betcha it doesnt hatch until the very end of the book, mabye in a “1 year later” type of thing where it says that saphira and shriukan had an egg together and it was female. So they leave it with the green egg/dragon to “restore the dragons”. Though this is all probably wrong due to the fact that the cover is the green dragon so you’d think it has a major role.

          • 123

            in eldest the cover had thorn, though we only found out about him at the very end. it doesn’t really mean it’ll have a major role. I agree that it probably won’t hatch till late in the book.

      • Michael

        What about Thorn? unless he gets killed he would be a key factor in this restoration of the dragons.

        • anonamyous

          Im thinkin he dies. Galbatorix probably has his eldunari so if Murtagh and Thorn turn on him…*smash* dead Thorn.

          • mindfreaked

            remember tho as long as a dragon is still alive, it wont kill him if his elundari is smashed

          • Arctikninja

            but with possession of an eldunari, you can control the dragon…

    • Jose ramos

       i think after galbatorix is dead, the spell he placed on shruikan will lift and he’ll become a good dragon. but i also think that his heart was so twisted that it cant be mended. he’ll eaither be baished or killed in that case. tell me what you think in facebook([email protected])

    • inheragon

      ummm no

    • Ghostmonkeys

      Wow that’s a pretty ‘out there’ theory but that’s the thing with those, they are always so believable. The only thing i disagree on as a possibility is that Saphira will mate will Shruikan, I would say that Saphira will mate with Thorn (murtaghs dragon)

      • Rebecca EragonLover

        I dont think she would do that, Thorn helped kill Gladear. But if you Think of Shruikan its the same… But if Thorn is really on Eragons side and working against his wil… then yes, maybe…

        • H Grant11

          but if u remember it says when eragon is flirting with trinnia well saphirasays that whoever  he falls for she will fall for aswell due to their link……so if saphira falls for thorn that would leave eragon in a pretty shitty situation considering murtagh is a guy in all…..just speculation

        • H Grant11

          but if u remember it says when eragon is flirting with trinnia well saphirasays that whoever  he falls for she will fall for aswell due to their link……so if saphira falls for thorn that would leave eragon in a pretty shitty situation considering murtagh is a guy in all…..just speculation

          • mindfreaked

            If you wanna think about it in terms of genetics, Saphira would have to mate with all three male dragons, to get the species jumpstarted again. Then pray a few of the eggs are female, the females mate with the males that arent their fathers, and so on and so forth. That way, there wont be any major inbreeding happening to keep the race going

  • naraku629

    well arya is definitely gonna be the new rider cause the options are too few for it to really be anyone else

  • Rebecca Doets

    Could it be that Saphira mates with Sruikan? And that Sruikan after that stays in Alagaisia to help them build back there world and that they donate there egg to riders so the riders could come back? And then Saphira leaves with eragon against her will because he really wants to leave and start a new life with Arya and the green dragon (aka prophesy) And they leave to find new dragons to mate with the green dragon?

  • Footballjim81

    i think Eragons true name is brisingr just a fun fact because in Eragon when he described when he used the spell on the urgals he got excited and was like bam full of life. Then brisingr with his sword he forged it with his hands and that makes him a part of the sword. And Oromis hinted at something he said something curious about the name as if it had a greater meaning

    • Faen

      but brisingr is the true name of fire, and does the word fire sum up Eragon’s character? It could e part of it, though.

  • Madeleine Jones

    It would be pretty weird but also intresting if CP made Angela the next dragon rider but it probaly wont happen…

    • Climbershay

      i agree but the next rider needs to be someone for eragon to fall in love with and that would just be wierd with angela

      • Guest Elva

        Why does it HAVE to be someone Eragon will fall in love with? It seems that lots of people have that opinion and I want to know why you think that. 

        • 001

          Why does it HAVE to be anyone. Nobody even considers the fact that is could hatch as a wild dragon.

        • Delois

          because eragon as a rider can live ‘forever’ and that’s a  way for him to actually have someone ‘durable’.

        • Delois

          because eragon as a rider can live ‘forever’ and that’s a  way for him to actually have someone ‘durable’.

        • Delois

          because eragon as a rider can live ‘forever’ and that’s a  way for him to actually have someone ‘durable’.

        • Arctikninja

          Because Saphira will undoubtedly mate with Greeni, meaning that Eragon’s feelings will be influenced. Personally, i want to know why everyone thinks Shruikan had a rider before Galby – i was under the impression that he forced Shruikan to hatch for him?

        • Arctikninja

          Because Saphira will undoubtedly mate with Greeni, meaning that Eragon’s feelings will be influenced. Personally, i want to know why everyone thinks Shruikan had a rider before Galby – i was under the impression that he forced Shruikan to hatch for him?

  • Drugallik

    elva wont be the next rider shes already got enough crazy powers cp wouldnt do that. i dont think that would be very plausible(roran and his wifes her names like katrina or something child will be the next dragon rider) cp is a reaaaally good writer. itll be someone who we never even thought it would be, but i dont think he’ll bring in a whole new character! well whoever it is i cant waitt!! i wanna get it the first day it comes out! me and my two older sisters loooove this series its my favorite waaaaaaaaaaay above harry potter even tho those books are pretty good. the Inheritance Cycle is THE BEST!!!!! i cant wait to see what will happen with the last egg! i wanna see Galbatorix go doooooooooooown 😀 

  • obviously

    Elva will be the next rider

  • Possibly

    I think that Roran and his wife will have a child and their child will be the next dragin rider.

    • Lewis Curl

      That would mean that you would have to wait another twenty or so years under the control of Galby before that rider was mature enough to be on any use – and I assume that the new rider will have some roll to play in the downfall of Galbatorix. 

  • Correct

    You are all wrong, in the end eragon will fight galbatorix alone, and write when hes about to get owned by Galby, the name for the ancient language is gonna pop into his head, and he’ll “have a feeling that the name that hes thinking of is ‘the one true name'” then bamm hes gonna jizz everywhere and kill galbatorix. The End

  • Nefrett

    I don’t think CP would make the next rider as obvious as Arya. I am pretty sure he made a statement about it not being the obvious choice and if Arya isn’t the obvious choice I don’t know is. The other fact is I don’t see Roran as being the next one because that would mean ultimately loosing his wife, so this leaves Nasuada while there is nothing hinting at this fact she is the only female that makes sense in this situation shes about as bad as Roran.

  • clawtooth

    Is it possible that Eragon uses the teleport spell on Roran to get him to safety?

    • Datro

      possible but not likely as moving something uses more energy the bigger it is…might kill Eragon and we all know that can’t happen so im thinking probly not. because CP wouldn’t make such a bad death for the main character.

    • Datro

      possible but not likely as moving something uses more energy the bigger it is…might kill Eragon and we all know that can’t happen so im thinking probly not. because CP wouldn’t make such a bad death for the main character.

    • Climbershay

      good idea but remeber just a rock makes him really tired

    • Ghostmonkeys

      Just remember that unless Saphira helps Eragon transport him Eragon would be too weak to even move… In the first book Arya was extremely weakened by just transporting Saphiras egg which is like the size of Rorans head…

  • Jeremiah Pittman 92

    The Magic of a spell caster is ALWAYS the same as the Dragon, (Brom, Book 1) Arya has green magic, (Shattering of the Star Rose, Book 1) The new dragon is green…. coincidence?…..NAH!

    • Martinkp

      I agree, a lot of ya’ll are saying it wont be the obvious choice but I think of all the characters it could be and she makes the most since. Think with your heads and use logic here. Its obvious she will be the next rider and my reasons why are as follwed, like Jeremiah said, Brom did say that and her magic is green and the dragon is green, second Arya already has extensive training in the ancient language and with fighting  in general, she would make a strong ally to Eragon and be able to contribute quick in the war bc she would be able to pick up on being a rider fast, and finally I hope everyone had not forgotten but I bring you back too the Deathwatch chapter in Eragon where naruto had his dream of two dragons flying together, and then Angelas premonitions of him falling in love with a women of noble birth. It all fits together way to easy don’t ja think. I maybe wrong, I will admit that, but the facts and logic and the lines from the book say otherwise, thats my 2 cents.

      • Climbershay

        hey you never know nasudas royal and shes not much older. And if she becomes rider that will be great 

        • speedsk8

          she’s not exactly royal. she’s just the leader of an army

        • Guest Elva

          If you read in (I think) Brisingr when Eragon & Nasuada are walking to the “party” w/ the villagers (before Roran asks Eragon to marry him to Katrina), Eragon thinks that he enjoys talking/being w/ Nasuada.  

        • Guest Elva

          If you read in (I think) Brisingr when Eragon & Nasuada are walking to the “party” w/ the villagers (before Roran asks Eragon to marry him to Katrina), Eragon thinks that he enjoys talking/being w/ Nasuada.  

      • Arctikninja

        What does Naruto have to do with anything?

      • Arctikninja

        What does Naruto have to do with anything?

    • Guest

      I actually agree here and the more I am reading of the “Arya will be rider” posts the more I am becoming convinced. Eragon’s fire is almost always blue is it not? and in Eragon several times during the last battle Arya uses some form of “green” magic which makes it all the more likely that she will be the one getting a green dragon

    • Guest Elva

      Why do you think the new dragon will be green?

    • Matt

      Where does it say the last egg is green? Whose to say the green dragon hasn’t hatched already and is an elf/human that has been in hiding? If the elves hid Oromis and Glaedr, why not have another hidden, maybe even a relative of Arya’s.

    • Matt

      Maybe it’s a sneaky double bluff… This is CP we’re talking about here!

  • Ilovehermionegranger777

    in the frst book eragon has a dream that tells the ending and most likely who is the dragon rider it says that there are two people a boy and a girl leaving on a ship with two dragons circling above and a man on the shore looking at them most likely roran is the one on the land and the two on the ship are arya and eragon its easy to tell just read his dream!!!!!

    • eragonexpert

      Oh yeah i bet arya is the new rider!!!
       

    • Datro

      (sorry for my bad spelling…really tired 😛 ) People are always saying this. I really don’t think it will happen as that. Would be to obvius…I’m thinking a new char or mabye someone who everyone thought was dead but wasn’t…dunno just a thought. maybe even an elf that Eragon met breifly. it could be anyone female from that book so…even Nasuda

      • Climbershay

        hey like one of the elf children

  • Galbatorix

    Prediction: Remember how the Ra-Zac said galbatorix was close to learning the name? it ment the name of the ANCIENT LANGUAGE!

    • an opinion

      i think Galbatorix set that up as a bluff to knock Eragon of his rocker 🙂

    • Climbershay

      no it meant eragons name

      • speedsk8

        it can’t be Eragon’s true name cause the ra-zac said”The name! The one true name!” unless Eragon’s true name is the true name of the ancient language that can’t be what Galbatorix was looking for. and anyways Oromis said in Eldest that Galby dosen’t know eragon enough to guess his true name

        • Schultejt

          what if it was the true name of alegasia or the true name of the wild dragons

  • Dtmckeon

    Roran disappears and eragon searchs the breach for him and finds him nag gets him out alive

  • Alan110198

    havent any of you seen the other excerpt of the fourth chapter, it says Roran is standing next to Angela when King Halfpaw hisses at her

    • Lara

      what?! there was another excerpt? when was this and where can i read it!?!!!

      • Nivrad00

        The other excerpt was in the paperback version of Brisingr.

      • shurtydoo

        Alan’s referring to “King Cat”, the fourth chapter from Book 4 that was released as a teaser with the paperback edition of Brisinger last year.  You can read it there or online here:

        http://www.fantasy-fan.org/index.php/News/2010/5/5/Eragon,-book-4-fragment/

        • Lara

          Can’t believe I missed this! Thank you! 🙂

    • That’s a good point! Yeah that would make sense.  Since this is the first chapter (it said that the Beaches chapter was the first one), then the King Cat chapter has to be afterwards. Brilliant!!!

  • Nj000001

    Unrelated prediction: an enemy spellcaster finds Naegling and uses the stored magic to kill Islanzadi

  • J-Dogg

    He can’t kill Roran, Roran is GOD!  On a much different note, Roran *could* be one of the chars CP mentioned killing off. Well, at least he apologized for it…

  • Osvaldo

    No, Eragon and Ayra certainly were able to delay the eventual crash of the wall. 

  • Bob

    He didn’t die. He’s invincible

    • Arctikninja

      Like an awesome fusion of Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan… With a sprinkling of Epic…

  • William

    Well I’m confused

  • pyro kid

    sorry if someones already mentioned this, but it seems alot of people think there is going to be a new character for the new rider. idiots, CP had an interview and stated that the new rider would be someone everyone knew, and that there were hints throughout the entire series on who it would be. the person is a character from the first, second and third books. roran wont die, nor will he become the rider, neither will katrina, else one of them will outlive the other. whosoever becomes the rider (likely arya, due to the fact that the last egg is male, and saphira is female, and if they mate, the riders would experience the same feelings, previously said in the book) will have to have a small enough part in the books that they wont be missed if they become immortal, ruling out nasuada, orrin, roran, katrina, pretty much any mortal. the only people it leaves open are arya, angela and trianna, all magic users already, so no training necessary, and 2/3 are already immortal, so nothing will change. 

    • Jaydenrox94

      it will be one of those two girls angelia did the readings for

      • pyro kid

        cp stated in an interview the new rider is someone who has been there since book one. have either of those characters been in eragon or eldest?? 

      • Guest

        no they wernt in the 1 2 and 3 book

    • Omoreno2

      I agree with most of what you wrote. I would like it to be Arya on an emotional level, but Paolini has a way of surprising you. It may be too expedient for the way he writes. I would bet it will be a new character or maybe one that has been on the fringes of the story line until now.

      • pyro kid

        CP stated in an interview the new rider is someone who has been there since book one. 

        • Howie588

          here is something to think about…arya is a rider as is aragon,why would they leave on a ship?  they ride dragons…

    • Omoreno2

      I agree with most of what you wrote. I would like it to be Arya on an emotional level, but Paolini has a way of surprising you. It may be too expedient for the way he writes. I would bet it will be a new character or maybe one that has been on the fringes of the story line until now.

    • FatDave28

      one option you left out is Elva. She has been in all 3 books and her already strange aging issues might make it easier to accept immortality. Also, when Eragon asked aloud what would become of Elva, Blagden screeched Wyrda wich he does alot around Eragon and Saphira.

  • hogaboga

    Has it occurred to anyone that this is the first chapter of the book and Paolini wouldn’t kill Roran on the first page. This is probably Eragon’s dream which might or might not come true.

    • Madeleine Jones

      i still think its a preview for something that will happen later in the book but a dream  (or a nightmare) is a good theory

    • pyro kid

      dude, eragon will use his new power, the one that teleports you any distance for the same cost? and then roran will be alright..

  • eragonmaster

    This chapter is probably (like previously said), the final battle. After this chapter it will say such and such time before and go back to feinster where the third left off. Arya is going to be the next dragon rider because she is in the room when the wall falls. As for who kills galbatorix. Its going to be roran because galbatorix is occupied with eragon and arts. The sound is the power of all the dragon souls he possesed. The vault of souls is where galbatorix hides his power (the werecats advise).

    • hogaboga

      It says in the beginning of the article that the chapter is the first one in Inheritance so it can’t be the final battle.

  • MegRose

    UGH!  Cannot believe I missed this when it was released! About Roran: Oh my gosh he better not be dead!!! Maybe he’ll have a burst of magic. At least , I really hope that’s what happens.

  • MegRose

    UGH!  Cannot believe I missed this when it was released! About Roran: Oh my gosh he better not be dead!!! Maybe he’ll have a burst of magic. At least , I really hope that’s what happens.

    • Guest

      that could happen since hes been try to do magic

  • Budcassidy Cassidy0009

    When did they go back into the caslte? Last time we left eragon on the wall watching the sunset.

    • Darvinheo

      There can be a time span between books you know.

  • kafunanapa

    katrina for the new rider

    • Tufflover

      thats certainly plausibe

      • Guest

        no cause then katrina will live out roran

  • :P

     roran now being able to use magic is a bit obvious……….i immediately thought that maybe there is a way to look like someone else,an enemy is impersonating roran while he is kidnapped,and they want eragon to think roran is dead

  • Bibleboymurr

    mabey roran will suddenly be able to use magic and will be all “stenr risa” and save him self

  • Escapeknight

    one problem w that theory arya doesnt see eragon in that light she doesnt like him cuz he is like 104 yrs older than him no way unless your saying she should be the cougar type then thats cool too

    • Cayla321

      i think she’s just saying that so he’ll focus less on her and more on what he has to to (i.e. defeating galbatorix). that would be nigh impossible to balance with a relationship. and i don’t think she over her partner that got killed while transporting the egg, remember that happened not that long ago in elf time. she’ll come around, mark my words!

      • Arctikninja

        Already has – she ran off to search for Eragon despite Nasuada yelling “Arya, No!”

        Hint, much?

  • Cayla321

    has anyone put this together with the previously released chapter 4:King Cat? it could also be the werecats coming to help….

  • Escapeknight

    the next rider is orik come on its about time a dwarf became a rider haha

    • Cayla321

      nah, dwarves dont like flying, they like to be on the earth. i think it’s pretty obvious that arya will be the next rider: her magic is green, the last egg is green; and thats the only real way her and eragon can be together, which is how it has to end!

      • Darvinheo

        I would agree, but Paolini would never make something as easy to predict as that. I agree with how that’s the “only real way” but chances are you missed something. I dont think it’ll be arya. If it is her, I’ll definately be surprised.

    • Antwon163

      It’s impOssible for orik to be the next rider because the dwarves were not part of the pact that was made between the dragons and the elves. It was stated in one of the books can’t remember which one but it’s there And it also says that humans were included a couple centuries later so it’s not orik it just dosent fit

  • Escapeknight

    nah roran wont die katrina will since roran still owes a debt to chubby face whomever. but if i had to kill off a character it would probably be queen islanzadi.  she is important 

  • Nj000001

    btw i dont think CP intended Angela to be a super important character at the start so i doubt she becomes queen or rider. My guess is that she is the daughter of Tenga & perhaps descendent of the Grey Folk.

    • Cayla321

      i’ve always thought she was a past rider. she’s made these comments about she’s really old, and she knows a bunch of stuff about dragons. notice how she never really met brom:they could have known each other when he was training with the riders….

      • Inheritance

        I agree due to the fact that she could be a or has been a dragon rider. Or the fact that she is half elf or something. 

      • 001

        CP says there arent any other Riders other than Galby, Murtagh and Eragon

    • Ghostmonkeys

      Yeah thats really good… A descendent of the Grey Folk. One query didn’t the grey folk lose their magic and die when they did that ultra super ausome spell that stops you from burning if I look at you and say ‘burn that door’ in the ancient language?

      • 001

        I dont know what the book says exactly but i got this from a wiki:

        “The Grey Folk were the ones who first bound magic. During their time, magic was controlled by thought – thinking the spell in the Ancient Language”

        ” Grey Folk were diminished and faded away”

        So im pretty sure Tenga is related to these guys since he does magic without the ancient language and has all those old super rare scrolls.

  • Firm

    OMG I HAVE A PREDICTION! what if nasuada, in her desciesion about magic users descides taht theyre too much trouble and banishes them all, much to ehr distress it ahs to include Eragon as well. Hmmmm hb that?

    • Brom

      No she would never do that now have such power. It will probably be the manoa tree that will ask Eragon to do so.

  • Anonymous

    is anyone forgetting this is still the first chapter so it will most likely still be set in Feinster and most likely be empire reinforcements with a powerful magician

    • speedsk8

      nah, the books usually start a few days after the previous ore, and any ways, at the end of brisingrthe battle was over, so this is probably Belatona or Dras- Leaona

  • Cedric-tu

    il est vivant a mon avis vu que la bague cree servirait a rien alor

    • speedsk8

      Translation: in my opinion he is alive seeing as otherwise the ring given to him would serve no purpose (the gold ring Eragon gave to Roran and Katrina that would warn them if the other was in danger)
      utilise l’Anglais la prochaine fois si tu veux des réponses

  • Trekafied

    AUUUUGH Roran NOOOOOO! he’s dead isn’t he?!I can’t bare not knowing! I’ve waited for this book for around four years and i just cant wait until it comes out. I love the front cover, very nice!

    • eragonrider

      i reckon roran dies, cause cp said that an important character dies in this book. just my thoughts

      • speedsk8

        possible, but galbatorix can still be considered important 

      • Berserkr

        I just read the fourth chapter, which was released (fairly) recently, and I could have sworn that it mentioned Roran. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure.

        • Cayla321

          the fourth chapter was released in the back of the paperback edition of brisingr, which was a while ago. but i’m positive roran was mentioned in it

      • Climbershay

        well galbatorix is an iportant character

  • Papadil007

    Wow. I cannot wait for this book. I hope he actually makes another one just because he like captures my imagination like a rare few other writers can. Great books, just hope he brings out a really solid book thats just alround full of crazy stuff with magic and lore and characters history.

  • Austin_steen76

    um roran died ?? no jk. so wat is even happening i finished book three over a year ago. i think the next rider will b …… eragons fighting coach from elesmera the dark haired one that was an ass to eragon at the begining. wat u think he will ride the green dragon and help kill galbotorix and thorn. the red dragon of murtaghs

  • vampireloverml

    i know many ppl may think this is crazy but what if Angela was a rider. i mean she has been to ellesmera(sp), she won’t tell her age so she OBVIOUSLY has to be older than she looks.The cats hate her bc she is with the Empire,and didn’t somebody say something about a rider who didn’t want to be a rider? or something like that? anyway plz comment!!!

    • Cayla321

      IKR!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE BEEN TELLING PEOPLE THAT FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!! and note how she never met brom in the first book, so you dont know if he would have recongnised her. she could have had her egg broken/stolen by morzan!

      • speedsk8

        she could even be Shruikan’s real rider

        • Inheritance

          It’s possible that she could be shruikan’s real rider. 

          • lil.uhura

            While Angela could possibly have been a Rider, Shruikan definitely wasn’t her partner because it specifically states in the books (Eragon, I believe) that his Rider was killed by Galbatorix.  Also, Angela does meet Brom very briefly when he asks her in front of her shop which house is Jeod’s.  Brom doesn’t seem to recognize her, nor does Oromis refer to her as a Rider but rather as a spell caster by another name.  I think that she knew a Rider that perished in the Fall and was able to salvage the dragons knucklebones.

          • Weemazda

            what if the dragons knuckles are from galbatorixs first dragon ?????

          • speedsk8

            true, but Oromis wouldn’t have necessarily known every single new rider, and Angela would have been somewhere between 10 and 15 when shruikan hatched, so even if oromis did know her, he might not recognize her. especially if she used a fake name

        • Weemazda

          I love this idea I really do it would be brill if it was

    • Faen

      You could be right. Angela is obviously someonre of hidden importance, and Galbatorix couldn’t have got Shruikan to hatch for him, so he must have hatched for someone else.

    • avid listener

       what if Angela IS, IS arider not was IS and is hiding the dragon and CP did not say Angela would be unimportant he just said it was a private joke between his sister and him

  • vampireloverml

    i think that Roran lives but Nasuda dies in the end. bc if you think about it Eragon stay under her command for mush longer, that’s why CP was crying.

  • vampireloverml

    i think that Roran lives but Nasuda dies in the end. bc if you think about it Eragon stay under her command for mush longer, that’s why CP was crying.

  • pikles

    roran unlocks the part of his mind that contains magic at this point because if he knew he was going to die he would be sad thinking about katrina. and he knows the word to make things rise. remember because eragon unlocked magic on the verge of death, and so will roran… he smiled because he was about to become epic

  • Lewis Curl

    BTW – Lewis Curl is also the Prophet of Literature

  • Lewis Curl

    BTW – Lewis Curl is also the Prophet of Literature

  • Dark Ark

    I think that it would be inconceivable for CP to kill off roran in this manner. First off Eragon has a much higher reaction speed and the falling of a wall would give plenty time to redirect the fall away from roran. Secondly, it would ruin the idea that Roran would become the next king of Alegasia!

    • Cayla321

      i dont think roran wants to be king. he would hate the politics of it. i think he just wants to settle down with katrina and be a farmer again

  • Egregious

    I think Roran will die, and it is at Galbatorix castle. I think the tunnel, is Shruikin or some other foe breaking down the wall. I also think Saphira will die, so it owes to the prophecy of Eragon leaving. Saphira will die, Shruikan and Galbatorix, Thorn and Murtagh, but the green dragon, and its rider [Arya?] will be left to gentle keep balance. I obviously think they’ll triumph over the war, but the pain of Saphiras loss, and Rorans death, will make Eragon leave. 

    • Peter

      I think that if Roran and Saphira died Eragon would stay because of that wether to be able to visit their graves, protect/provide for Katrina and her child since Roran can no longer do that. I think the last egg will hatch for Arya and she and Eragon will both leave Alagesia together with their dragons to look for other dragons in the lands the humans or elves came from or to the East of Du Weldenvarden and the Hadarac desert.
      Dunno how Murtagh will fit into that though. Maybe he’s the character that will die or perhaps he will be ‘good’ again after Galby’s death

      • Weemazda

        just though of something hope to god am wrong.. but it could br arya the green dragon murtagh and thor leaving alagesia to look for female dragons and its eragon left sitting crying as he watches them fly of ???????? and then he leaves alagesia by boat as its to painfull for him to stay….. please let me be wrong

        • Matt

          Here is my theory. The dagons flying are Saphira and the new dragon, riders atop them. The man and woman are Roran and Katrina, the new king and queen, and they are seeing to the punishment of Galbatirix, not dead but powers stripped from him by eragon, who discovers the true name of the ancient language. Galby is being taken to a remote island in the sea where he will be banished to live with the memories of his first dragon and his failure to protect it. Everyone is there to ensure he reaches his island prison and leaves him there for eternity with spells that will never let him leave/allow others to return or set foot on the island.
          Thoughts?

    • speedsk8

      if both saphira and roran die, he would probably just commit suicide

    • Cayla321

      i dont think saphira can die, because she is the last female dragon. unless there is another egg hidden somewhere in alegasia (sp.) she is, for a fact, the last female dragon

    • Climbershay

      no eragon probaly wouldnt leave he would just kill himself

  • Egregious

    I think Roran will die, and it is at Galbatorix castle. I think the tunnel, is Shruikin or some other foe breaking down the wall. I also think Saphira will die, so it owes to the prophecy of Eragon leaving. Saphira will die, Shruikan and Galbatorix, Thorn and Murtagh, but the green dragon, and its rider [Arya?] will be left to gentle keep balance. I obviously think they’ll triumph over the war, but the pain of Saphiras loss, and Rorans death, will make Eragon leave. 

  • Iroolz

    okaaaaaaaaaay to everyone stupid enough to believe in saphira’s death, thou art idiots. saphira will never die!!! at the end of the book i can almost guarruntee there will be a ‘ten years later’ thing where saphira leaves the eggs she will enevitably have with green dragon (Arya’s??), then she and eragon will go search for the land humans & raz’ac came from, and never return (as per book 1 prophecy)

  • Erik

    I also think that the first chapter is during the seige of Dras Leona, the building may be the catherdral/ palace and the magician may be someone defending Dras Leona. Into the Breach suggests that there is a crack or a passage something has entered through, in fact the breach may be the crack in the wall and Roran is entering it, probably not to his death, the title is just inferred.

  • cernigs

    there is no way that roran will die…murtagh i think will indeed die…he has had way to much turmoil in his life and for the damage he has caused he will need a heroic end for people to like him…i think that the king of surda, (sry i am brainfarting on his name) will die later in the 4th book…i think there be a new character for the last rider, as for safira dieing? no way in heck would CP ever let that happen…most of his fans would put the book down right then and there if he killed her off…and i think shruikan may make a temporary moment of brilliance but i think the dragons psyche is way to far twisted to go beyond this book

  • Erik

    It’s obvious Roran can’t die, he’s one of the main characters for god’s sake! The crack may well be that magician that Blodgharm ‘apparntly’ killed but he’s managed to crack the wall. Explain why Roran has to be the new rider as I believe it may well be someone we haven’t heard of them yet, or it may be the two people who Saphira and Eragon bless in the third book, who is Angela, she doesn’t seem to be entirely human, she may be a mix between elf and human, as she says that she is older than she seems (paraphrasing there) but also apparntly she went to ellsmera several decades ago, however she only appears 30 years old. Can anyone help me out?

    • Lewis Curl

      Angela is something different, but I’m not sure exactly what.  I think either Arya or the young women Eragon blessed will become the next rider, Arya being the most likely.  Obviously Roran doesnt die here – he is in the doorway for goodness sakes!  I like you idea about Angela – I will be interested to see if CP gives us some more of her history.  

    • Anonymous

      He can kill off a main character, I’ve read books where in a 4 book long series only 2 people haven’t been killed off from the first one. (Only including people that got a main part in at least the first two)

  • Toloco

    noise: saphira dying

    roran isn’t dead he is the next rider (Y)

    • Guest

      Roran is not the next rider. He is the superhuman of the story!

    • CptSandbag73

      SMH. Eragon would definitely know if Safira was dying. And it said she heard the noise also.

  • Guest

    I have found something.
    i dont know in what book but angels say that im the only that can make
    a platebody (or something) with protection against crazy rabbits.
    cp says that in book 4 red eye rabbits is involved.

    • paige

      red eyed rabits. sounds like monty python and the holy grail, cute, white, red eyed killer bunny. 

      • speedsk8

        or just a rabbit with rabies. or maybe an albino rabbit. then again, shades all have red eyes, and a rabbit-shade would be…interesting to say the least. especially if it can speak human

  • Cuinn

    U r all stupid Roran is standing in the doorway y can’t he just jump out of the house

  • bookworm54321

    Roran can’t die he is destined to become the next king!

  • Jlebeux

    Saphira will die in book 4. By the hands of Murtaugh. (as a last act in his life he does this  so it will be Eragon against Galby but with a twist Shurikan will finaly break Galbys rule of him and join Eragon as they attempt to kill Galby)  the book is called INHERITANCE FOR A REASON. CP SAID THAT ITS BECAUSE ALL THE CHARACTERS INHERIT THERE FATHERS!!! ROLES Brom being Eragons fathers means that in theory Saphira will die and that will give Eragon the strength needed to cast down Galby once and for all

    • Footballjim81

      as brom did Morzan

    • Faen

      No! Saphira can’t die! You do have a point about the whole inheritance thing, though.

      • Jlebeux

        Brom does say in his final words that fate is intrested in there family and that he has to be careful who he loves. Think about it Brom loved saphira(his dragon) brom lved Selena and Eragon loved Brom as a father in the 1st book look what happened to him and then Murtaugh as a brother and was then betrayed ( fate maybe )

      • Jlebeux

        Brom does say in his final words that fate is intrested in there family and that he has to be careful who he loves. Think about it Brom loved saphira(his dragon) brom lved Selena and Eragon loved Brom as a father in the 1st book look what happened to him and then Murtaugh as a brother and was then betrayed ( fate maybe )

        • Faen

          What, so you think that anyone Eragon loves will end up dying?

        • Faen

          I really hope Saphira doesn’t die.

    • Peter

      Al characters inherit their fathers? So Saphira dies, Murthagh becomes evil (no longer forced but willingly), Arya dies (Evandar died fighting the Forsworn) and Roran survives? (he’s gotta become a stubborn farmer like Garrow!)

      I’m gonna say no to that theory, sorry 😛 Even with Shurikan freed, Galbatorix will still have the Eldunari and without Saphira Eragon will have much less strenght in terms of spellcasting and such. And then there THE NAME that Galbatorix has almost discovered according to the last Ra’zac (probably the true name of magic or the ancient language).

      I think that the strength to defeat Galbatorix will probably come from many ancient Eldunari contained in the Vault of Souls (Eldunari are basically dragon souls as said in the last chapter of Brisingr). Eragon will obtain these by speaking his true name at the Rock of Kuthian (as said by Solembum and he’s been proven right so far)

    • Peter

      Al characters inherit their fathers? So Saphira dies, Murthagh becomes evil (no longer forced but willingly), Arya dies (Evandar died fighting the Forsworn) and Roran survives? (he’s gotta become a stubborn farmer like Garrow!)

      I’m gonna say no to that theory, sorry 😛 Even with Shurikan freed, Galbatorix will still have the Eldunari and without Saphira Eragon will have much less strenght in terms of spellcasting and such. And then there THE NAME that Galbatorix has almost discovered according to the last Ra’zac (probably the true name of magic or the ancient language).

      I think that the strength to defeat Galbatorix will probably come from many ancient Eldunari contained in the Vault of Souls (Eldunari are basically dragon souls as said in the last chapter of Brisingr). Eragon will obtain these by speaking his true name at the Rock of Kuthian (as said by Solembum and he’s been proven right so far)

    • Lewis Curl

      I dont think that the situations will be the same as with their fathers, just that they inherit the same roles.  Brom did more than anyone else before him in terms of destroying the Forsworn with the defeat of Morzan.  I think that Eragon will do the same, killing Galbatorix, and possibly Mutagh.  Remember the dream on p. 81?  Saphira has to live!!

      • speedsk8

        a good point, adding to that, Eragon’s guide to Alagaesia happens after the series and saphira’s alive for that

      • Climbershay

        your right i think eragons gonna kill murtagh for vengence from king hrothgar

  • Footballjim81

    Honestly I think this when the Varden use Jeods secret tunnel and try to capture the egg and this  is where Roran and Murtagh die. I belive it will be roran who kills Murtaugh and allows the varden and Eragon to escape w/ the green egg.Think about it the shreik will be Thorn howling as his rider falls. Personaly I think it wont be a real fight Roran and Murtaugh will have but rather Murtaugh drops Zarock in battle Roran kills Murtaugh with his own sword while hes on the ground and murtaugh cant use magic to stop it. Also thinking who the rider may be. Personaly I belive it will be Nasusda and Rorans unborn son or daughter will be the king or queen of Alagasia. b/c if Roran does have royal blood in his veins then his child his next in line to the throne

    • Richards Sarah82

      The next rider may be Arya i don’t know but I think that would be kinda cheesy

    • Faen

      Maybe Angela will be the next queen of Alagaesia! That would be…….interesting! And who will be the new rider? Arya? 

      • Guest

        it would be no doubt. And ppl seem to be forgeting the wounded man that said he saw light coming out of Murtaugh dont get me wrong CP hasnt said anything about him but I belive its something there keeping quiet. Who knows maybe an elf child will be a rider and or Orik will be the 1st dwarf

        • Faen

          What do you think is being kept quiet? The wounded man or the light? Wasn’t the light meant to be something to do with the Eldunari and the ‘voices’? Oh yeah, and talking of what people are forgetting, what about Temba? Could his ‘question’ be something to do with the Rock of Kuthian and the Vault of Souls?

        • Faen

          I doubt Orik will be the first dwarf rider as dwarves aren’t in the ‘pact’ and besides, he doesn’t like flying! Could be an elf child, though……as they have special magic it might make them even stronger than Galbatorix….or perhaps Murtagh!

    • Prophet of Literature

      Its katrina’s and roran’s unborn daugheter, not nussada’s and roran’s, plus i would like to think that roran kills people with his hammer, not a sword.  The whole deal with roran killing thorn is interesting, but it wont happen in the first chapter.  

  • Samuel

    iT WAS DEFINITLY THE GREEN DRAGON!!!

    • speedsk8

      with the dragon being, what two weeks old max?

  • AHz

    hmm can’t remember the exact page but it is on the first page of chapter 12 Deathwatch (around page 90 to 100 i think…. )

    • Prophet of Literature

      @affac453431f1834d9e0d175f8ac9d72:disqus  Thanks!For anyone else who cant find the quote, its page 81, first paragraph in the chapter titled “Deathwatch”

  • Prophet of Literature

    This is my composition of the best prophecies I’ve seen posted so far, enriched with my own ideas.  

        First, I agree that Arya will become the rider – green magic, and also it just makes sense what with Eragon being so infatuated with her.  They need to find some way to live happily ever after.  They sail away on a boat, never to be seen again, becoming part of legend and so ending the Inheritance Cycle.  I think the queen will die, leaving Arya with a hard choice.  
        I also think either Roran or Nussada become the ruler of Alasglaesia, Roran being the one I favor to rule.  One of these two will die, and idk who.  Roran will not die here though – HELLO??? HE IS STANDING UNDERNEATH A DOORWAY!  The other possibility is that Nussada becomes ruler, and Roran becomes just a simple farmer living happily ever after with Katrina.  
        I also think I know how Eragon is going to defeat Galbatoix:Remember that bit of info Solebum told Eragon? “When the time comes and you need a weapon, look under the roots of the Menoa tree.  Then, when all seems lost and your power is insufficient, got to the rock of Kuthian and speak your name to open the Vault of Souls”Basically, Eragon finds that he is powerless compared to the might of Galbatorix.  The Vault of Souls mentioned is a vast storehouse of eludinari (heart-of-hearts) that he can use to defeat Galbatorix.  In order to open this vault, he needs to find this rock of Kuthian (possibly located in the Hadarac desert?), and speak his true name (courtesy of Elva), not just Eragon, to this rock in order to get into the Vault of Souls.  Once he gets all the eludinari, he melds his mind with them and becomes super powerful, and casts down Galbatorix. I dont think he will just use magic to kill him though, I think he will remove all the eludinari from Galbatorix’s control, and then best him at swordship.     I also wouldnt be supprised if there wasnt some sort of inexplicable magic at the end of the book that removes magic from the world, and/or everyone magical sails into the distance in a Lord of the Rings-esque way, leaving humans to rule the world.  This all may be at the request of the Menoa tree, but Eragon will leave Alasglaesia for sure.      
    btw, what page is that dream Eragon had about getting on a boat with two dragons in the sky and another rider on?

    • Prophet of Literature

      I also think it is a possibility that one of those women Eragon blessed will become the next rider, but I dont see how the Eragon/Arya relationship would work out then.  Those two elvish children could also be a possibility, but highly unlikely in my opinion.  

      Murtagh also will not become 100% good, but will have a redeaming moment where he changed drastically (and therfore changed his true name) just before he dies.  

      I also like the idea of an animal shade (a red eyed rabbit?), and that Angela and it battle.  

      Lots of ppl will die for sure.  

      • Faen

        Yes, those women Eragon blessed are definitely going to be important in book 4. Perhaps Murtagh’s redeeming moment will be when he changes his true name and kills Galbatorix! Or saves Eragon from Galby and dies in the process of doing so. Angela should become Queen (maybe she’s realted to the old King)

    • AHz

      hmm can’t remember the exact page but it is on the first page of chapter 12 Deathwatch 
      (around page 90 to 100 i think…. )

    • DYLAN

      Quick question why would they sail away on a boat ? They have dragons to ride dont they ?

      • Prophet of Literature

        Dragons might get tired – they dont know the distances involved.  

      • Prophet of Literature

        Plus, the whole leave on a boat think is based on the dream Eragon had on pg. 81 of the first book, where he leaves on a boat with a rider who has a green dragon.  

        • Richards Sarah82

          Correct me if I’m wrong but Eragon is the first book and on page 81 he’s still trying to think of a name for Saphira

          • Lewis Curl

            Your wrong.  

      • Simonmann95

        Idk, but sailing away to look for more dragons?

        From what the ra zac told eragon I think Galby is looking for the true name of all magic.

        One other thing, does any one else here think that dragons truename will be brisinger?

        • Faen

          Of course it won’t be brisingr, that’s the true name of fire! Yes, maybe there are more eggs. bUt how will Eragon return them to Alagaesia if he can never return?

          • Lewis Curl

            I actually dont think that Eragon will ever return.  The magical folk, elves, dragons, etc.  go to some foreign land and live out their various existences, rebuilding the dragon race, but never to return to Alesglaesia, which becomes the land of humans.  

          • Faen

            That is possible………..but it might be hard to just get rid of magic from Alagaesia as so many people know of it and how to use it. It has almost become part of everyday life for many. I can understand why the dragons and elves might want to leave, though. Alagaesia hasn’t exactly been the happiest place for them! They might want a fresh start, especially as the dragons need to rebuild their race.

      • Lewis Curl

        Dragons tire.  In the book they state that foreign lands are vast distances away, which is way too far for dragons to fly.  Plus, I also think all the elves will leave, too,  along with dwarves possibly, and they cant all go on two dragons.    

    • UsEr

      Wait, the dragons need magic to fly.

      It was prophatised that dragons would be in the sky above when they left.

      There fore galyb can’t take away all magic

      • Lewis Curl

        Good point.  Maybe they will just banish all magical people.  I still predict some sort of vast piece of magic at the end, but I dont know what it will be.  Any ideas?

        • Faen

          Possibly a big spell to kill Galbatorix?

      • dragons don’t need magic to fly. if they did, they wouldn’t need wings. they need magic to breath fire

    • Iharris6

      Yes, there are definitely Eldunari in the Vault of Souls. The Eldunari are even referred to as souls several times! I don’t think Roran will be king though – there’s too much about him wanting to be a farmer. It will probably be offered to him and he’ll refuse. Angela for queen! Anyway, why can’t Eragon use magic to stop the bit of wall around Roran? Then Blodhgarm and the other spellcasters will realise what he’s doing, lend him their strength, and someone can nip in and help Roran get out. A doorway is possibly a bit obvious – wouldn’t Roran have noticed it? Perhaps Saphira will fall in love with the green dragon and her and Eragon can make a foursome with Arya and the new dragon (with Arya as its rider of course!)

    • speedsk8

      i agree, a bunch of eldunari in the vault of souls would make sense, but that would be to boring and anticlimatic. there has to be something else, some secret that not even Vrael knew

      • Climbershay

        like all the riders souls and magic and knolege and strength go there after they die

    • Climbershay

      i agree but rember how brom told eragon that he bested magicians because of patince or whatever. galbatorix and eragon are going to get into a wizarads battle and eragons gonna break galbatorixs mind and kill him that way

  • AHz

    I think Aria is the rider.Remember in book oneEragon has a dream off too people waking on to a boat to gather with to dragonsin the sky. That cud be Eragon, Safera, Aria and her dragon leaving Alagaesiaseeing as Angela foretold that he would. one more thing is that ariasmagic was green when she saved Eragon from Durza by blowing up the The Star Sapphire/Isidar Mithrim and the new dragon is sops to be green isn’t it?

    • Rblax

      Hey you actually spelled Eragon right, good job.

    • Rblax

      Hey you actually spelled Eragon right, good job.

    • Brom

      Totally agree although I don’t remember that part too well and will have to read it again.

  • Kylethegod95

    well lets see here, i havent read the books ina while so forgive me, but hasnt CP killed off a major (ish) character at the beginning of each book? garrow, ajihad, the ra’zac, forgive me again, i probably forgot the real big death in brisingr. so it makes sense for roran to die, although i doubt he will. he is too much of a key character, and plus he can simply stand still and let the wall fall around him, or so it seems at least. as for the new rider, angela is a possibility, or erhaps she is an old rider hos dragon was killed? theres tenga XD just kidding lol. but what about….what was his name that eragon trained in swordfighting with? the real lippy elf lol. he would be an interesting twist. or even one of the girls angela had eragon bless, most likely the one that had looked to be trained as a swrodfighter already. and dont forget people, it was posted that cp is even considering a book 5 to wrap up more loose ends.  and its too…expected for arya to be a rider. we lose out on all the elements that made us love eragon. “oh look guys, i have a dragon, now im stronger” says arya.. not gonna happen. and eragon could probably toss that wall aside, remember, if this is the same battle at the end of book 3, he did have glaedrs  eldunari. he might get glaedr to help him shunt the wall over. or just use saphiras “mass reserves of energy” that is constantly mentoned. pardon any grammar mistakes please, im kinda just writin my thoughts as they come

    • AHz

       
      I think Aria is the rider.

      Remember in book one
      Eragon has a dream off too people waking on to a boat to gather with to dragons
      in the sky. That cud be Eragon, Safera, Aria and her dragon leaving Alagaesia
      seeing as Angela foretold that he would. 

      one more thing is that arias
      magic was green when she saved Eragon from Durza by blowing up the The Star Sapphire/Isidar Mithrim and the new dragon is sops to be green isn’t it?

      • Rblax

        Arya is A-r-y-a, not A-r-i-a, and also what if that dream was just a dream, not a prediction!!

        • AHz

          decide for your self first page of chapter 12 Deathwatch

      • Rblax

        Arya is A-r-y-a, not A-r-i-a, and also what if that dream was just a dream, not a prediction!!

      • Rblax

        Arya is A-r-y-a, not A-r-i-a, and also what if that dream was just a dream, not a prediction!!

      • Rblax

        Arya is A-r-y-a, not A-r-i-a, and also what if that dream was just a dream, not a prediction!!

      • DYLAN

        just cause magic is gree dosent mean she will be the next rider. strange thought whouldnt it be strange if the next rider was a werecat ?

        • Faen

          Strange, yes, but don’t forget that werecats aren’t in the pact (as far as we know….)

    • Faen

      Horrible thought: What if CP kills off Arya?

      • cernigs

        saddly i think u r right that arya dies….remember there is a huge possibility that their “relationship” doesnt last

        • Faen

          Yes….if we’re going with the idea that CP kills of a major character at the beginning and/or end of each book (Eragon=Garrow and Brom, Eldest=Ajihad and Hrothgar, Brisingr=the Ra’zac and Oromis and Glaedr) then Arya is an obvious choice for book four. Eragon and Saphira are unlikely to be killed, Roran has Katrina and the baby, Murtagh will hopefully turn good and is v. unlikely, Nasuada is so not likely (there may be others). Galbatorix will of course die, but Arya is the most plausible ‘goodie’. She’ll probably die saving Eragon and Saphira or something heroic. I hope I’m wrong.

    • Peter

      Oromis and Glaedr’s body in Brisingr but to adress the ‘killing of major characters’:
      Sorry, but you see Garrow, Ajihad and the Ra’zac as major characters? The Ra’zac lost al significance after killing Brom, they’re just minor villians. Brom could be viewed as a major character as Eragons father, slayer of many of the Forsworn including Morzan etc but in the inheritance cycle is still not a major character having only served as Eragons teacher.
      Garrow only served as uncle of Eragon and father of Roran but other then not killing them at birth he didn’t do much of significance, he’s just a farmer and a justification for revenge untill Eragon had matured to focus on the big picture.
      As for Ajihad, he had 1 or 2 conversations with Eragon and led the Varden for a few days that we could read about.
      Garrow, Ajihad and the Ra’zac he minor reasons to be around and were/gave start up reasons to get the actual major characters going.

      • Faen

        Garrow’s death was the thing that started this all off – Eragon’s desire to get revenge led to him eventually meeting Murtagh and then going to the Varden, not to mention Brom’s death. He got the whole thing going – which is NOT insignificant! So you can’t say that was important, nor the killing of the Ra’zac – although yes, they did lose significance after being killed, unless Sloan has a part in what’s to come. Ajihad was the LEADEER of the VARDEN. Because of him dying, Nasuada becomes leader of the Varden and we have the whole thing about her being young, new, etc. such as the trial of the long knives. Also we have the funeral. As for Brom – he is definitely a major character! This whole inheritance business means that people become like their parents etc and Brom is Eragon’s father. Plus CP said he appears in book 4. Oh yeah, and he only saved Eragon’s life tons of times! Important or what?  

    • Brom

      Just because he killed an important character in each book doesn’t mean he will do it again specially since all the hints in the passage point to that. Plus, ajihad, garrow and the ra’zac were rather minute characters compared to Roran and we knew their deaths were coming before long.

      I don’t think CP will eve make Angela a rider. She’s already too powerful and independent and a very quirky character which is the quality which endears her to us most and its always fun to read her parts. But making her the rider is gonna ruin that completely. Not to forget she is weak in magic so that disqualifies her anyway.

      The elf who eragon trained with for sword figting is again not possible because we have already been told that he’s a much weaker swordsman than Eragon. The next rider has to be an elf, strong at magic, a good fighter and one who has already had a major role in the books so far not to forget someone who has had the right training. IMO, only Arya fits that part.

      Just having a dragon would not make arya stronger. She may be stronger in magic definiterly but Eragon will always be the better swordsman and saphira’s brilliance in the air makes will make her superior to arya’s dragon. So they will be pretty evenly matched.

      As for the loose ends, I believe her becoming a rider is how those two will finally become equals and be able to start their love story. CP has already given hints that Arya is starting to care for Eragon (maybe not love yet) but for various reasons hasn’t and will not oursure it even if that’s the thing she wants more than anything. 

  • Skulblakka

    Do Arya And Eragon Get Together? Does Roran Dye? Does Katrina Have Her Baby?
    Those Are The Questions Going Around My Head!!!

    • Haleycool101

      Me too

  • Jlebeux78

    what if Roran falls at Betalaeona? 1 book will not be enough to cover what Brisingr did and thats taking 1 city so to take 3 in 1 book that city would have to be taken quickly and maybe Rorans death sets off a surge to Eragon of vengence 

  • Arthur

    Pretty sure Roran won’t die right here, I doubt Paolini would do that in an excerpt even though he does love shockers.

    • Dafne

      I agree with you. And I Thinhk Paolini plans to make Roran the new king of Allagaësia, as the royal family never went away from the Palancar valley. I bet they will dicover Roran and Aragon have royal blood.

      • Daisylynch

        Eragon with a E not a A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kaylee

      I agree with you that Roran doesn’t die here… but I think that Roran will die at some point in the book.

  • TheMac

    Roran is not dead. There’s no way, because he was in the excerpt from King Cat. King Cat wasn’t before this because this is the first few pages from the very first chapter of the book. King Cat was chapter 4, wasn’t it?

    I would honestly find it ridiculous if Roran died in such a way. I mean, really? He kills 200 soldiers but loses to a wall? Wouldn’t Eragon and Arya magically fix the situation if anyone they were close to was in REAL danger?

    • Kaylee

      Thank You!! My thoughts exactly.

  • Harricius Omega

    Roran’s dead? Well, Paolini likes to kill people. Garrow, Brom, Ajihad, and now Roran.

    • bookworm54321

      IF roran really does die what will happen to Katrina? That is why he cant die!

      • Faen

        Yes, I agree. He won’t die because of Katrina and the baby………….the baby……………maybe their baby is important!

    • Richards Sarah82

      Don’t forget Glaedr and Oromis

  • Magneto

    rosie o’donell was climbing out from under the ground

  • Alex_soccer_169

    well, where ever that is, eragons there with the varden… i dont belive roarms dead, hed climb outta that hole, if only to get back to katrina! possibly that was a shade, in animal form

  • Haleycool101

    I swear if Roran died I’m going to be so freakin’ mad

  • 042530

    I just read king cat and roran is mentioned so he is alive

    • Hopelessmoron

      king cat could be(is i think) before this though.

      • Rblax

        this is the first few pages of the book

      • Kaylee

        But this is the first few pages of the first chapter of the book and the King Cat chapter is… what… chapter four in the book, i believe.

  • 042530

    Well that crosses roran off as greenies rider

  • Anonymous

    That place in the desert was he mountain where all Eldunari were, BEFORE THEY WERE ALL MOVED TO VROENGARD. It would be a lousy ending if he just said “oh Eragon finds tons of unknown Eldunari and then he kills Galbatorix because he has more Eldunari.” its supposed to be a challenge, which is why a book is written about it. we don’t WANT the easy endings

    • Dreamarch

      it is stated that Eragon will fight the king alone at the end, which i think means there will not be any Eldunari in the final final battle.

      • Kaylee

        Where does it say that Eragon will find Galby alone at the end?!? I do not remember reading that anywhere. Any help?

      • Kaylee

        Where does it say that Eragon will find Galby alone at the end?!? I do not remember reading that anywhere. Any help?

      • Faen

        Maybe the Eldunari fight the eldunari/murtagh and thorn? Or maybe they just refuse to fight.

    • Faen

      Ok, maybe he won’t get more Eldunari than Galbatrix but he could get enough to make their powers caguely equal. Then most of it would come down to actual fighting.

      • Faen

        Sorry, vaguely, not caguely! Typo!

  • Trey Phantom

    well i thought that Roran was the next rider but he cant be if he dies….

    • Blahhhhh

      Roran can’t be the next rider because then he would outlive Katrina..

      • Haleycool101

        That’s what I was thinking

  • Brom

    I haven’t read the books in a while so I apologise in advance if I get any facts wrong. Just scanning the comments and I do agree with those who posted that this is not that great a spoiler and rather stingy of CP. We all know Eragon and co are gonna be facing a lot of near death experiences in the upcoming battles so it doesn’t really give us any new info.

    However, as regards the excerpt itself, the fact that its so early in the book and was the passage CP choose to relieve itself means that Roran is not gonna die but the chapter would probably still be important in some other way. The screech would be my guess is the most important thing.

    Also important,
    – Roran is standing in the doorway Coincidence? I think not. CP would never have mentioned that if that wasn’t so.
    – He has  a wry smile on his face almost as if he’s given up.
    – Eragon is watching it all so Eragon has a part to play in this scene and is probably the one who saves him. There are many ways magic could be used to this end.

    To those saying Roran is gonna use magic to save himself. I think its unlikely although I do believe hee will learn to use magic at some time in the book. However to cast  a strong enough  spell in his first attempt at magic would probabl;y kill him. Even riders linked to the dragons could only do as much as move a pebble in their first attempt and that too would exhaust them.

    Also, I think Roran is to be a kind of Frodo (LOTR) of this book whereby he just wants to go back to his little village at the end of the war so its unlikely that he would be rider or king but may have a role in killing of Galbatorix.

    Re the Manoa Tree’s promise, I do think it ash that Eragon leave Alagaesia forever which was what Angela prophesised.

    I have always thought the next rider would have to be Arya because this is what would remove all the barriers between Eragon and Arya. CP has been slowly doing so and this will be the one that will eventually leave both Eragon and Arya unsuited for mating with any other elf or human. The rider can not be a human otherwise he would be too weak and this time there would be no magic potion to turn him to give him elf like qualities as was the case with Eragon. And if it were an elf, his / her role would suddenly become more important than that of Arya which I do not envision happening and would just pull Eragon and Arya more apart which is not gonna happen.

    A dwarf can not be a rider since the magic since they were not part of the original enchantment so that rules Orik out. Nasuada is already a very key figure in the book and making her a rider also would just throw things into chaos and we would be needing half a book just to cover that. Same with the child Eragon accidentally cursed. They have a key role in the story already and her being a rider would be very dangerous for the Varden.

    As to who will live and who dies, Eragon is definitely gonna live as he is to be banished. The Elven queen is probably gonna die leaving Arya with the hard choice to serve her kind or leave with Eragon. Nasuada must survive as er death would throw the kingdom into chaos even after they have killed Galbatorix which would mean Orrin has to die.

    One mystery ss the thing Galbatorix has almost found and that would either be Eragon’s true name or the name of the ancient language which could explain what Galbatorix has been doing locked up in the castle for years.

    Murtagh is gonna find a way to change his true name.

    The vault of souls thing is probably what Eragon is gonna use to turn the powers of the dead dragon’s to his command or at least free them from that of Galbatorix.

    I do like the preview about the werecats and their joining the Varden and that’s gonna be interesting. Can’t wait for the book to come out.

  • bromson

    why does everybody think that someone from the varden will become a dragon rider when everybody that comes in contact with the egg is loyal to the empire

  • Firm

    btw by saying that i didnt mean that i didnt like Chris’s books. I LOVE EM! but i love em because of the material, not because of the grammar, complexity, language, or other things.

  • Anonymous

    idiot katrina is married already

    • Haleycool101

       who’s the idiot?

    • Haleycool101

       who’s the idiot?

  • Firm

    EXACTICALLY! (lol – i spelled it wrong on purpose) i mean seriously. wats all this talk of magic and stuff. hes under the door way. if he stays there the rock will just fall around him and now on him.

  • Anonymous

    it takes a little longer than a few days to get to Uru’baen steal the egg have it hatch for roran have it grow up etc. none of which happened BEFORE THE FIRST PAGE OF THE NEW BOOK and why does roran have fatalistic acceptance if he has a dragon. for that matter, why isn’t he in Ellesmera getting trained.

    • Rblax

      we dont even know iif hes gonna be the new rider

    • speedsk8

      Oromis is dead, remember

    • Kaylee

      The training thing is exactly why I think that Arya is most likely to become the next rider… She is all ready trained.

  • Firm

    i said got”s” for the hell of it. it sounds funny.

  • Anonymous

    he killed a lot of important, loved characters, as has every author in existance. Brom, Oromis, Hrothgar, etc.
    J. K. Rowling killed of practically half her characters, all well-established and important.
    thats not mean, it’s called realistic stories. people die in war. some will be friends, deal with it. if everyone lived in eragon your complaints would be much bigger and you know it

  • Anonymous

    and theres lots more less energy consuming spells to use. he’ll just push him away or else he’ll just wait for the rocks to fall on the doorway WHICH HE WAS ALREADY UNDER, so they’ll form a cave around him. if he just stays still he probably won’t be touched.

  • Anonymous

    and theres lots more less energy consuming spells to use. he’ll just push him away or else he’ll just wait for the rocks to fall on the doorway WHICH HE WAS ALREADY UNDER, so they’ll form a cave around him. if he just stays still he probably won’t be touched.

  • Anonymous

    everything else has been in chronological order

  • Anonymous

    everything else has been in chronological order

  • Anonymous

    cuz ur stupid also? and have experience being insulted for idiocies that dont help at all?
     

  • Anonymous

    how would Galbatorix find out the stuff about eragon that will let him figure out eragons true name he knows practically nothing about him and has never met him

  • Anonymous

    why would Brom know the name of the ancient language, and if he did he’d tell the elves and eragon would’ve won the war in the first book

  • Anonymous

    and it was a wry smile, not an “oh thank god i can use magic and I’ll live” relieved kind of smile. WRY implies “what can I do, thats fate, so be it”

    • Firm

      or “hehehe, i gots a trick up my sleeve”

  • Anonymous

    No he should just know in general cursing just debases him and doesnt help. who cares about his vocab skills thats not the issue and is totally unrelated

  • Anonymous

    in Mercedes Lackey’s Obsidian Trilogy dragons can read he minds of their Bonded, although not the other way around.(its viewed as an age thing; dragons are older and more skilled and their bonded doesnt gain immortality)

  • Anonymous

    Orik cannot be a Rider the dwarves were never in the pact and the spells on the egg will ignore him entirely. If Orik could be a Rider then so could an Urgal. (see how unlikely?) Also, again, (from previous post) if a rider is attracted to someone it will influence their dragon (& vice versa) but that would affect their view of the other RIDER

    p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }not their dragon and is anyways not the requirement (OR even an aid) to love.

  • Simonmann95

    Lol, hrs not dead, eragon (or maybe roran) will cast a spell, as to who’s the new rider? It has to be a rider that is still kicking around, the image is of a full grown dragon not a hatchling…

    So who do we know who can wield magic (but weakly like brom) is associated with green and is old, but looks young?

    Angela

    • Wyrda-abr-draumar

      Don’t all the book covers have a picture of a grown dragon…?

      • Firm

        Wyrda’s got a good point.

        • Simonmann95

          That’s because all the dragons so far have apped fully grown, if a new one hatches your telling me that the vardend going to wait for it to grow?!? I don’t think the last book will cover sutch a long time span.

          However that does still leave galby accelerating the new riders growth, or the dragon it’s self using magic to grow, in order to defend it’s new rider, however it the dragon in the picture could grow up, and feature in a summing up chapter at the end, most probably explaining what happen after eragon leaves ie the new rider worrying what the new king/queen is going to do with irfan unrest or smoesutch.

  • TheRealist

    He’s gonna say “Stenr Risa” and survive!

    • speedsk8

      that means “stone rise”, not “giant wall, stop falling” and anyways, considering that Roran’s never used magic before, even if that did work, he’d only be able to hold it for a second then get crushed anyways.

      • Dreamarch

        “brisngr” means fire, not”arrow blow up all the urgals”

      • Olearytd12

        Yea the use of magic is about intentions behind the ancient language. Roran may not know that but it could be instinct

      • TheRealist

        I was kidding you see,im sorry if you actually thought i meant that stenr risa would cover the situation 😛

  • Axsongxalready

    To Vroengarg: she did say that a death would come within his family and that it would happen soon and it did with Brom. That doesn’t mean that Roran couldn’t die as well, though I really hope he doesn’t :/

  • Vroengarg

    Roran has to keep on living. Angela had told Eragon that only one death would occur in his family, which was Brom. Roran is know as the most courageous and always solves the problem in a nick of time. I bet that Roran will be saved by either Eragon, Saphira or Arya. Being saved by Saphira would be really exciting because dragons can do unexplained things that they themselves don’t fully understand. I also think that Roran and Katrina will have a child that becomes the next Dragon Rider since being blood related to Eragon. That would be most exhilarating. As well the next book, I think called shur’tugal, has to come out soon if it isn’t already. Paolini can’t foreget to throw in The Rock of Kuthian somewhere in the text. Maybe this event of Roran and the wall has something to do with the vault of souls

    • TepiMonster

      Roran and Katrina don’t share Eragons blood. Roran does not have Brom’s blood or Selena’s blood. Roran has Garrow’s blood, which Eragon doesn’t.

      • Horsechic310

        selena and garrow are brother and sister? that means they do share blood

      • Firm

        roran and eragon share the same grandparents. and selena can do magic. then it cud have been in garrows, and now roran’s blood.

      • Firm

        roran and eragon share the same grandparents. and selena can do magic. then it cud have been in garrows, and now roran’s blood.

      • Rblax

        they dont share the same grandparents

      • guest

        but eragon does have the same blood with Roran,don’t froget that Ergons mother was the sister of Rorans father

    • Firm

      idt roran’s son wud be the next dragon rider. he’ll be too young. but that is a good idea. i wudnt mind if it happened but id expect more from Chris

    • Firm

      idt roran’s son wud be the next dragon rider. he’ll be too young. but that is a good idea. i wudnt mind if it happened but id expect more from Chris

    • speedsk8

      actually Angela said that there was a death in his future, not necesarily in his family. the betrayal was by his family though

  • Alan1095

    i think arya will be the next rider.how long she traveled with saphira doesnt matter since every dragon is different.

  • Firm

    umm…… just saying u guys are all talking about him using magic. but i think he cud have just stood under the crack and let the wall fall around him. I mean I would do that. 
    it says “the crack jerked open wider—spreading until it was several feet across—and raced down the wall of the keep.” so i dont think roran is much wider than several feet. just a thought that it duznt have to be soo cool and he uses magic, he cud just use his wit and survive. i think that wud be pretty funny and id like that. If Roran uses magic, then his whole like “suriviving-hundreds-of-battles-without-magic streak” will end and i dont want that. No, Roran shud stay a mundane magicless hero.

  • ADaa

    RORAN will think of Katrina and he will use magic. Shear determination!

  • speedsk8

    Everyone’s been going on about how Roran will save himself by using magic. Has anyone considered that SOMEONE ELSE uses magic to save him? it’s so obvious.

  • Joe Cool

    Seeing as Chris is our slave and must fulfill our desires regardless of what he wants, I suggest we tide him up in a basement and force him to write faster until we are pleased. Clearly it is what we deserve. *sarcasm*

  • logical thinker

    roran is not dead. if this is from the first chapter, and the  King cat is the fourth chapter. then he can not be dead because and i quote ” until Grimrr came level with the herbalist Angela, who stood next to Roran…” he could not set next to angela, unless he was alive meeting a important figure, you would not have one that is dead present.  

  • logical thinker

    roran is not dead. if this is from the first chapter, and the  King cat is the fourth chapter. then he can not be dead because and i quote ” until Grimrr came level with the herbalist Angela, who stood next to Roran…” he could not set next to angela, unless he was alive meeting a important figure, you would not have one that is dead present.  

    • Firm

      thats a good point. i didnt notice
       “Christopher has officially and exclusively revealed an excerpt from Inheritance (Book 4)! The excerpt is the first several pages of the book from the firstchapter, “Into the Breach”. Continue reading for the full excerpt! Into the Breach, the first pages of Inheritance: ”
      good point.

    • i agree

      i would agree most definently. You are right. it is the only thing that makes sence.

  • Softersal

    i really thing roran will end up using magic because he has tried to use it before by lifting the stone but sadly he failed. eragon used magic simply by hearing brom say brisingr and screaming it out of pure fear. maybe thats what will happen to roran. maybe not. maybe roran has alrealy lifted a rock with magic and just wants to keep it a secret bcuz why else would he be smiling? who smiles when they are about to be crushed

    • DOOMED, I SAY, DOOMED

      It’s a DOOMED smile. It’s a “Yeah, I’m gonna die oh well. ” kind of smile.

  • someone whos tired of waiting

    the anticiapation that has built up around this book is going to make it near impossible to meet the fans expectations

  • Santiago_joaquin

    I doubt Roran will die. Maybe he’ll be pretty hurt, but that’s all. I actually believe he will be the third rider. Arya is great and everything, but she traveled with Saphira for such a long time. Maybe Saphira was never meant for her, but either way I just get the feeling that Roran may be the next rider. Otherwise, what was the point of having so many chapters of the previous books dedicated to his ordeals? Let’s face it, Eragon and Saphira are the center of the book, so the only reason for taking some of that focus away and give the spotlight to Roran for a while is because he too has a big destiny. It sucks how all the riders are guys but that’s what I think.

    • BigAl212223

      earagons goin to be atracted to the next rider

      • King

        Then i seriously hope its not roran

    • Firm

      Well they dedicated so many chapters to him because he ended up being the key point in Saving the Varden in the Battle at the end of Eldest by killing the twins. Also, the people of Carvahall became an important part of the Varden.

    • Abagail

      I think Roran was meant to be a rider in the begginning of the books but Paolini said that his destiny changed, plus he can’t just leave Katrina and become immortal. I think he’ll become the king

      • Santiago_joaquin

        How can he become the king when Nasuada and Orwin are in line first? And since he married Katrina, there is no chance of him marrying Nasuada any time soon. If is not Roran, then it’ll probably be Arya, but that’s kind of dumb since she carried Saphira’s egg for years without hatching for her. Maybe it hatches for Angela, but I really doubt that. In any case, I really don’t think Roran will die anytime soon. Like you said, he married Katrina and is expecting a child with her.

        • U know how i am!

           i think that both Nasuada and Orrin will probably die like right in front of Galbatorixs castle. Murtagh will probably try to save Nasuada, fail, then unleash his anger on Galbatorix because maybe before the battle Thorn died and Murtaghs true name changed because of losing the 2 people which he loves the most. Orrin will probably die like a BA in some huge explosion that he rigged. Thus whos left? RORAN!

          • TepiMonster

            Santiago_joaquin – It doesn’t matter if Saphira’s egg didn’t hatch for Arya because Saphira didn’t CHOOSE Arya, she chose Eragon. And who’s to say that the last egg won’t choose Arya? She would be a logical selection if you ask me, but then again, it could be a completely new character we haven’t encountered yet.

            U know how i am! – Why would Roran become king if Nasuada and Orrin died? Roran has no right to the throne. It’s possible Arya or Eragon could take the throne but I don’t think they would. Eragon said that he wouldn’t take the throne as he is not seeking the power. If Galbatorix dies, shouldn’t his hold on Murtagh be released? Who’s to say Murtagh won’t be king if both Nasuada and Orrin die?

            Note I say IF Galbatorix dies. There is no certainty that Galbatorix will die. Yes, it’s what Eragon has been training for, and yes it would be a nice ending to an awesome series, but at the end of Brisingr there is no way that anyone is strong enough to defeat Galbatorix. It may be possible if all of the elves gathered in one place and worked together. But then again, we don’t know how many Eldunarí Galbatorix has access to. We know the elves are a dying race, but truly how many are left? If Galbatorix has more Eldunarí than Alagaësia has elves, then Galbatorix will win.

          • theschwartz

            King Orrin once told Eragon, “Why do we approve?…[H]owever benevolent
            you might be,..Nasuada and I, at least, answer to the one lord even
            kings must kneel before….Angvard… [T]he Gray Man on his gray horse.
            Death. We could be the worst tyrants in the whole of history, and given
            enough time, Angvard would bring us to heel….But not you. Humans are a
            short-lived race, and we should not be governed by one of the Undying.
            We do not need another Galbatorix.” The new king is therefore NOT going to be Murtagh.

          • speedsk8

            i agree, if Galbatorix will get killed, then Nasuada and Orrin are useless, so they die, and roran is the only one left who can become king, especially since there’s a possibility that he’s descended from royalty, since Oromis said in eldest that “…the blood of kings still lies in Palancar valley…”

  • Russ Landreth

    Here are a few things I would like to mention; Perhaps this time my idea will not be stolen on the same page. (:

    The most likely scenario is that Roran will release Magic. There are multiple reasons for this.

    1) Eragon’s bodyguards are there to protect ERAGON; Eragon said he would not leave their side again, and Eragon can not get to Roran in time. (Bodyguards, Arya, and Saphira are next to Eragon, and Eragon moves at the same speed as Saphira)

    2) Eragons Wards would be depleted due to the length of the battle; In the last book he used most of his energy up in the final battle with the Shade. Even if this is a different battle, his wards only last a little bit.

    3) Magic relies on the strength of ones body (or energy surrounding as we learned later). Roran can already keep his own with warriors who trained for 20 years (The lifting the giant rock in the previous book) Which means he probably has the strength to deflect the crumbling wall at close range.

    4) Roran can’t be taken out of the story line because he is a crucial part of it; like Eragon, Arya, and Saphira. (No, Brom wasn’t a main character, he was a side character). Roran has had multiple chapters dedicated to him.

    5) Roran knows parts of the ancient language, including how to lift stone.

    The other option would be Eragon tries to save him: If you remember the eldunari … he has a lot more power than his regular power. I still believe it would be a better lead up to Roran using magic though.

    FINALLY – Roran could become king, as they do not want any immortal to be king/queen. Eragon (the hero) must leave the land forever. And Eragon doesn’t want Surda or the Varden to take control.

  • Incorrigable Genius

    This is from the first chapter right? Even though Roran IS in chapter 4 I still think that it’s too soon to say that he doesn’t die. CP could be using one of the oldest tricks in book, so to speak, in this excerpt. Which is either: A. Prequel to the end of the book. Or, B. Another premonition. Throughout the series, Eragon has had many inexplicable dreams which, so far, have turned out to remarkably accurate with one exception: the two dragons and the sailing away thing (yet, that is…). I would be upset at Roran’s death, however, it is NOT unusual for an author to use the death of a major character to symbolize the protagonist’s inner turmoil or even possible rage. Twenty bucks says that if Roran dies, Eragon will not sit quietly about and will, for lack of a better expression, “tear some stuff up.”

  • disgusted

    I’m not so sure Chris would be too thrilled at the apparent lack of education in his following. If I were he, and if I were to take the time to read some of these comments, I would be rather discouraged. What is so difficult in adding a little punctuation to your comments? Many of you need to learn your language. You’ve got no right to criticize another when you’re so evidently ignorant. . .

    • Alexisreal243

      You are a douche. Did I express myself clearly enough for you?

      • Russ Landreth

        Dude, read Tmclopton’s comment. I can feel myself getting stupider. If your grammar is THAT bad, how the hell can you read the Inheritance cycle?

        • BigAl212223

          cause urgrammer dosent have 2 be great im  11 and adhd but my grammer and spelling sucks i mean iu love to read but also roran wont die cause u gota member what nasuda said earagon will go mad of greif if roran was killed

        • theschwartz

          Maybe you should all stop caring about grammar since WE don’t care and that’s the only reason why we’re not using proper grammar. Thank you. Now please shut up.

    • Firm

      Chris would be pleased when I send him my copy of the book i publish when im dun. but the duznt mean i cant talk “chat slang” when commenting on a forum. i mean come on! what kind of comment is that?
      (this is not meant to be written in an offending tone. just sarcastic and proving a point)

    • Random Kid

      True, for some unfathomable reason, today’s kids simply refuse to use punctuation and gammer properly. The Inheritance Cycle uses some more challenging words, and from my point of view, if you’re able to read and understand this series, you should be at least able to spell, punctuate, and use grammer correctly. I mean, look. Computers put a red dotted line under mistakes, and yet people can’t take the time to press, like, 3 keys. Seriously. Kids these days(no offense to kids, since I’m only 11)

      • NewGuy22

        Maybe you should check your own punctuation before you make fun of others. Just saying..

        • Rblax

          Where?

          • Drayus

            grammar is spelt with an “a” 😛

          • Rblax

            haha i know, but at the end he said it again and spelled it right haha but yea i get your point

      • TheRealist

        gammer?

      • Firm

        Trust me when I say in general the grammar and vocabulary used in The Inheritance Cycle isn’t too complicated. If you want complicated or challenging, read J.R.R. Tolkien, Brent Weeks, Brandon Sanderson, or David B. Coe. Still even if it was that complicated, it doesn’t mean that we can’t use “chat slang” on the forums.

        I mean c’mon! wth is that?? just chill out cuz everyone can read it

    • Disgusted= Cp

    • theschwartz

      I’m sure that your GRAMMAR comments are REALLY helping this discussion.

  • Ted Ericca

    The books are worth the wait relax and just wait how long would u take if u have been working on something most of your adult life to date and now u have to Finnish it I’m sure u would want to make it the best it could be not only for your own satisfaction but also for the fans. And I’m sure everyone has heard of a teaser which is exactly what the excerpt is. I for one am looking forward to all that chris has to offer in the future and hope that he will come out with more books with just as intriguing characters and plot lines . So chill and be patient all good things come to those who wait. So thanks chris for keeping all your fans intrigued for many years and I I may be so bold we all look forward to the release of the final book and hope to see more of your work as soon as you have he chance. Thank you

  • Tmclopton

    i think the books are great but come on guys he may have had some of it written but he didnot have all writers get wrters block and he cant work all day every day besides anticipation is half of the fun besides the book company told him not to release any info at least thats my take

  • Dragonfly200

    Ok, I love the books like a lot, but it is just mean to make us(the fans) wait so long for the book. But then he leves us hanging with the fact that Roran could be dead, I mean come one. I think a lot of his fans are going to leve he. Hurry up, and get you’re act together or no ones going to like him.

  • Jacob4never

    This is getting ridiculous! I was expecting a lot more info or at least a lengthier excerpt than this…the author is SO stingy on releasing anything, like how it took him practically 3 years to reveal the title and the release date when he already had some of the book written in 2008 (the whole reason there is a fourth book cuz book 3 needed to be cut. in. half.) HE IS ABUSING HIS FANS!!!! Here we are waiting “patiently” for the final book, buying his work and everything, and what do we get as a reward? A tiny little excerpt for a book that’s probably more than 700 pages long and that’s expected to be release all the way in November making people wait LONGER! I swear I am sick of this author. Don’t get me wrong I love his work, it’s his methods I can’t stand…once I’m done reading the final book I’m not buying anymore of his work!!!

    • Rblax

      Then leave and don’t come back on here.

      • Timothyclopton

        rblax relax man

        • Rblax

          haha i wasnt even worked up haha but whatever

      • Russ Landreth

        Yea dude, The true fans are pretty pissed on the length of time it has taken him to write the final book.

        • Rblax

          im a true fan and im not pisses, im just patient. 

          • TheRealist

            No one’s calling you piss,we’re just saying we want him to write faster 😉

          • Rblax

            Well he is already done writing,so we will just have to wait longer. 🙁

          • Rblax

            Well he is already done writing,so we will just have to wait longer. 🙁

          • Jacob4never

            Hey, there is a limit to waiting patiently! i dont want to spend the rest of my life “waiting patiently,” wondering whatever happened to Eragon!

        • TepiMonster

          If the so called ‘true fans’ were really true fans, they wouldn’t be getting pissed off about the length of time it takes.

          All good things come to those who wait.

          • Rblax

            That is exactly what I was thinking. 

    • Softersal

      if it helps u i read the whole like 4th chapter or something. it was in the back of a special brisingr. i sat there and read the whole thing in hastings btw roran doesnt die. and if u think about it dont u think it would take a while to write a like 600 pg book? i imagine CP is doing his best to get done but i bet if u were patient u would enjoy the book more. just sayin

    • Firm

      i agree that it rly sucks. but i like his work. I jsut wont be waiting for it. It’ll be more like “oh it came out? lemme buy it” not “whens it coming out? i gotta buy it when it does? OMG OMG OMG” u know?
      and 700 pgs? r u kidding? ima be really dissappointed if its less that 900. I waited like 3 years for this book, hell no its going to be something i can finish in like 6-7 hours. 

    • theschwartz

      Especially since his “first few pages” shouldn’t take up more than 3/4 of a page….Unless he’s writing like 5 lines per page

  • Guest

    He’s taking so long to finish the last book that he practically lost me as a fan…. (LOL)  you should never let your fans wait this long.  It’s rather absurd!!!  I was having bad thoughts about him being dead and all thats why he hasn’t released anything after all these years…  who cares about the excerpt, just publish and release the book already!

    • BigAl212223

      i know i just feel like he died and we didnt find out

  • Mark_barton2

    I dont understand why a lot of people thinks he dies in this one when he is in chapter 4. However i would like to know how he get out most likely is that he is pushed out the way or finally uses his own magic. I also dont understand why people think he will be the next rider!! eragon will be physical attracted to the next rider for saphira to mate so its not going to be his own cousin!!!

    • BigAl212223

      probobly araya

      • Dalton

        thats what everyone thinks and im sure chris isnt going to go along with the rest of us, he probably will make it even more exciting and it will be someone we least expect!! Like for instance, NASUADA!!!!!!

        • Mark_barton2

          Nasuada could be possible as eragon has said that she is pretty in the other books and as she would then also have magic her own thoughts on it might change as she does not like it currently meaning as C.P said it would be dealt with. However their still is no elf rider and as the origanl pact was between only dragons and elves I find this strange plus green magic-green dragon. I think C.P has made it very hard for himself not to make Araya the next rider with everything we know but no one can be certain. Only it wont be a dwarf or a member of his family.

          • BigAl212223

            MEMBER EARAGONS leagly dwarf

          • Firm

            Legally, but not blood wise. Blood wise hes human with that wierd taint of elf in him.

          • Abc123

            Yes that is very true. I dont think it will be Arya because she already is so powerful that if she had a dragon she would be RIDICOUSLY powerful. 

          • Fourmanmatt

            i have still actually thought about the dwarf part, what if dwarves were added to the pact in secret.

          • Softersal

            i don’t think dwarves would be part of the pact because they pefer to stay on the ground and the only time in HISTORY a dwarf was on a dragon was when Orik was on Saphira with Eragon. hey, it’s just my opinion.

        • BigAl212223

          but earagons goning to have 2 be attracted to the next rider so no nasuda no roran unless ther both gay so 1 araya 2 who else

          • theschwartz

            There is absolutely NO reason why the Riders must be physically attracted for their dragons  to mate

    • Fourmanmatt

      damn, i never thought of that, VERY VERY VERY good point, but now that you mention THAT murtagh could be saved and in turn Thorn and Saphira could…you know…make little Sathorns or Thorphiras….lol you get the point.

  • speedsk8

    I don’t think Roran will die. I have a feeling that he will be present for the final battle against Galbatorix. I think he’ll be the one who actually kills Galby because it’s been referenced a lot in book 3 that Roran is the greatest warrior alive, better than any rider or elf, so Eragon and Galbatorix will be fighting, Eragon falls, Galbatorix is about to kill him, then Roran comes up from behind and brains Galbatorix with his hammer.

  • speedsk8

    I don’t think Roran will die. I have a feeling that he will be present for the final battle against Galbatorix. I think he’ll be the one who actually kills Galby because it’s been referenced a lot in book 3 that Roran is the greatest warrior alive, better than any rider or elf, so Eragon and Galbatorix will be fighting, Eragon falls, Galbatorix is about to kill him, then Roran comes up from behind and brains Galbatorix with his hammer.

    • Russ Landreth

       Your thinking of the Twins though; Eragon will strike the last blow. It is his Destiny, if you throw away the biggest lead up in the entire story, its shot. No, Eragon will kill Galb.

    • BigAl212223

      no cause galby will scense another person then kill roran with magic

  • The Urgal Slayer

    Three possibilities:
    1. Roran was near th door at the base. He simply slips into the doorway and lets the wall fall past him.
    2. Eragon can perform magic equal to his own strength. Retaining the wall is probably beyond that, but he could have use magic to wisk Roran beyond the range of the wall.
    3. Dragons have uncontrollable, very powerfull magic that sometimes just happens. Quite possibly, Saphira’s magic caught the wall as it fell, and held it in place until Roran and the Varden escaped.

    • Firm

      i like possibility one. its the most logical. i mean thats wat i’d do if i were a magicless warrior.

  • BigAl212223

    i think roran is not dead only hurt really badly

  • Dave

    I hope he dies… but he won’t. Anyone who’s ever read a fantasy book knows how this one will end already.

    • Firm

      possibly. I mean eragon is obviously going to win, but have to leave for sum reason or another. chris hasnt given himself much leeway in twisting the matter, if he duz it then its be AWESOME!
      if u dont like the happily-ever-after ending of fantasy books look out for my book that ima publish at the end of this year or beginning of next. My names Sajjad Soltani. 

  • Jimmy_z63

    Remember roran has been trying but with little luck with majik but. He has had spurts that he hasn’t noticed. Perhaps that wry smile is his awakening magically.

  • Dorkward

    Then the Death Star rose from the plains of Alagaesia – and Darth Maul popped the hood up in this biatchness. “Vader! Fetch a 40,” said Stronghammer.

  • Tom the Elder

    Looks like Stronghammer’s about to pull a Gandalf the White, nigga!

  • Nate Dresser

    “if Roran knew that, no matter how fast he RAN, he could not possibly reach safety in time.” he probably uses magic

    • Madeleine Jones

      or walks not runs

  • Alan110198

    i dont think roran is dead because in the first excerpt it says that he is standing beside Angela

  • aleric he who walks alone

    well that was a shock but i dont think roran is dead because catrina is his wife ahd she is with child and eragon prob would be in shock and not fight for a verry long time and if the chapter king cat is near the beginning of the book then eragon would not see the king of the cats

  • aleric he who walks alone

    well that was a shock but i dont think roran is dead because catrina is his wife ahd she is with child and eragon prob would be in shock and not fight for a verry long time and if the chapter king cat is near the beginning of the book then eragon would not see the king of the cats

    • BigAl212223

      earagon would probobly be so mad saphera would have magic then kill galby

  • aleric he who walks alone

    well that was a shock but i dont think roran is dead because catrina is his wife ahd she is with child and eragon prob would be in shock and not fight for a verry long time and if the chapter king cat is near the beginning of the book then eragon would not see the king of the cats

  • Lolitodela

    NOOOOOOO!!! argh, on one side, i dont think Roran will die but… on the other side CP said he had killed some characters ):

  • Avesh

    i don’t think roran is dead because he is one or the important characters

    • Avesh

      i mean of

  • dragonegg22

    this is the first chapter in the book right? why would CP kill of such an important character in the beginning? i don’t think roren is dead

  • Salka

    oh for heavens sake he just pulled a Alladin move!

    • BigAl212223

      this isnt little pice of shit book he probobly lives cause of earagon

  • jewelcrystal

    Roran can’t die… I honestly believe that in the end, Roran and Katrina become King and Queen of Alagaesia.

    • Saphira

      that’s a great idea!

    • Saphira

      that’s a great idea!

      • theschwartz

        Roran doesn’t have the bloodline to be king; it has to be Orrin, who marries Nasuada “for political reasons,” and she stops him fro doing stupid things all the time.

  • the mighty saphira

    i have a theory roran doesnt die and the green dragon is roran’s companion

    • Siphira

      I really want there to be a female rider!  I just don’t want it to be Arya.  Her an Eragon are annoying together sometimes.

    • Siphira

      I really want there to be a female rider!  I just don’t want it to be Arya.  Her an Eragon are annoying together sometimes.

    • Timothyclopton

      roran already has a companion and he has no room in his heart for another

      • Russ Landreth

         Yea, like since Eragon is attached to Saphira he can’t love Arya? Deerrrrrr, lol 🙂 No, just kidding, I agree with “The Mighty Saphira” though

  • Alli

    ahhhhgggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr need more

  • Nathaniel Brule

    he said that a couple people die….could be Roran=(

    • Empoleon7

      nah, there’s a bunch of other people that need to die not Roran. Here’s who needs to die: Islansadi, king Orrin, Galbatorix and Shruikan, Nasuada, nar Garzhvog, and maybe Thorn and Murtagh.

      • Timothyclopton

        why garzhvog he’s cool he has done nothing to harm the varden and i dont beleive his people will stay if he is gone

  • arya

    i just love erahgon

  • FreeRonnieRadke

    You can’t kill Roran he’s cool and could Christopher Paolini bring this book out any later!? Excerpt was good though I loved it, why couldn’t you release something on Murtagh or Galbatorix 🙂 

    • haloes angel

      i certainly agree why later ive been waiting for how long man i love these books got all 3 waiting on inhertitance…

    • niko111

      If CP kills of roran…then ill toss my book out of the window thAT very instant

  • GUEST

    I really don’t think that CP would kill Roran. I think that after this, Eragon lets loose a huge blast of magic which send the rocks flying away and saves Roran, but he himself faints. Maybe after he faints he gets captured by XYZ and is beaten and battered as told before by CP

    • Dont think so, CP  said that Eragon is captured at the end of the book.

      • Rblax

        where did it say that?

    • fantasayfreak1994

      whose XYZ

  • Ktangren

    I think they are on a mission to get the last egg because it talks about a castle and a magician. The noise could be one of Galbatorix’s defenses that were talked about in Brisingr. And since Roran was in the overhang of the doorway when the wall fell I think he will be fine.

    • Aster

      this is the place where they defeated the other shade

      • Ktangren

        Oh yeah. I didn’t think about how close to the beginning it was. And it did say something about the keep. Well I still think Roran will live and I really wish the book would come out like tomorrow!!! I’m dying to know what happens!!!!!

  • Gdown94

    @Book: Couldn’t be Orik; the dwarves chose not to be a part of the pact between the dragon, humans, and elves.

  • Elfpeople

    I think roran’s child will be the dragon rider…..why else would they put it in a book

    • Anonymous

      Roran’s child could be a rider, but:
      1. The child isn’t born yet
      2. The Varden don’t currently have the last egg
      3. Both the child and the dragon would be too small to battle (unless Inheritance is set 20 years in the future)

      • birch

        th dragon of murtagh was also forced to grew faster with magic, so you don’t need 20 YEARS

        • FreeRonieRadke

          But Roran and Katrina’s child would have to grow unless Eragon did the same thing to him/her that he did to Elva

        • Me!

          Yes, but if you remember, Oromis told Eragon that enhancing your physical strength with magic was dangerous because he wouldn’t know his own strength.  I think that Thorn’s weakness is that he doesn’t know the limit of his abilities because he didn’t earn them himself.  I don’t think that Eragon would risk it.

      • nate

        Roran woul toatally be a rider not his son

        • Avera the elf

          i agree

        • Anonymous

          What makes you think Rorans child is a boy?
          And what is stopping the child from becoming a rider in the future? The child probably has a better chance at becoming a rider than other kids, because its uncle, Eragon, is a rider so it would be more likely to ‘touch’ the egg to see if it will hatch

  • Book

    The new book is coming out november 8 2011 there has not been a women rider yet or even mention only male dragon riders so probaly not Arya maybe Orik

    • Its true that not even one prominent female rider has been mentioned in the books. But the book(or just CP) also states that half the riders were females. And Kialandi(one of Forsworn) is a elf-woman. So Arya is not ruled out. For me personally, Arya would be the best choice as it would feel more logical than say Roran(all three riders – except Galbatorix are from the same family?) or Orik(a dwarf, seriously? Who has the time to think and include dwarves into the spell amidst all the carnage the war brings with it?)

      • Averian the elf

        so true

      • Saphira

        I really want the next rider to be a girl!!! I don’t know who it would be!

    • BigAl212223

      sexest

  • Gypsee4258

    I have been thinking here, It is my understanding that Eragon has said 2 of the seven words that Broom told hiom. I think two of them are, brisinger, and when he pulled the water up from the desert. Just my thoughts here is all, I am wondering if the other two have to do with elementys? wind and earth? what do u all think ?

  • hopefordeadroran

    i hope roran dies. he is kind of boring.. even though im sure he s gonna survive.. damn it

    • Blaze Kris96

      roran is the best! how was he boring?

      • Gdown94

        I don’t think he was boring, and in re reading eldest I am glad Paolini included his end of the story, but on my first readthrough his saga was very, VERY annoying, as it pulled attention away from Eragon

    • Asterin

      hey now be nice to roran

  • Alex

    oops the RoK i meant

  • Alextoppari

    i think that the new rider will be arya and i think that the VoS will be at utgard.                          Because vrael died there but hes dragon must live and protect the eldunaris.

  • Guest

    i cant wait but just to say have any of you though of rorans child being the next rider and or arya i dont really know and i think that roran wont die because main character but maybe he will because main character r somtimes killed off but i dount this as well but i think roran probable not discover magic as he has always been shown as the hammer guy really skilled in physial combat not arcanic 

  • Guest

    i cant wait but just to say have any of you though of rorans child being the next rider and or arya i dont really know and i think that roran wont die because main character but maybe he will because main character r somtimes killed off but i dount this as well but i think roran probable not discover magic as he has always been shown as the hammer guy really skilled in physial combat not arcanic 

    • Anonymous

      thank you for saying what has already been said 20 or 30 times. In other words, YES WE HAVE ALREADY THOUGHT OF IT. READ WHAT YOU ARE COMMENTING ON.

  • Ziemianski18

    no i think that roran will die and his child will be without a father 
    then katriona will fall in love in eragon 

    • zatuss

      Xd

    • Elphiebelphie

      Ehhhhhhhhh. . . Not really. I for one now think that Roran is gonna be in the VoS.

    • hi

      yea rite. thats terrible!

    • Gdown94

      Roran won’t die.  He is too important (although it would add tremendous depth to Eragon’s character).  Don’t forget, Eragon has a whole array of wards on Roran

    • Alliean

      perish the thought

    • haloes angel

      woah what an idea eragons futere told by angela is that hell fall in love withroyalty (Arya) though she dosent love him, katrina and roran are deeply in love it would be crazy if she dropped roran like that…

      • Anonymous

        He’s already been in love with royalty “which could end in good or bad” maybe it HAS ended, badly, and it could happen. It’s still stupid, but the p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }prophecy
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  • Deathoftheshadows

    I think RORAN is about to do a bit of MAGIC guys…just like ERAGON’S first time,stressful situation, discovery of new and awesome potential, I think this is Roran’s magic moment

    • Saphira

      Now that would be awesome!

  • Max

    i think most of the ideas are valid, but my personal belief is that the name that galbatorix is looking for is the name of the ancient language, which if he found it, would pretty much make him invincible? also the next rider will most likely be arya, but its not certain (and wont be untill november :D) murtagh will almost definitely break from galbatorixs control, and may even when fleeing steal the last egg, to (try to) apease the varden, eragon leaving and never returning might mean that the land is renamed, hence leaving alagasia and it never going back. cant wait till the next books out, been waiting long enough havent we 😉 great books, my favourite ever 😀

    • Gdown94

      Perhaps Eragon defeats Galbatorix by discovering the name of the Ancient Language?

    • Anonymous

      This was my take too.  If Murtagh can steal the last egg then it might change his name and Galbotorix will lose control.  Arya has to be the next rider.  If Arya is ever going to “be with” Eragon she has to be a rider, there are no female riders, she is already all that a rider is in that she left her people to help Alegasia as a whole.  Roran would make a good rider but I think he is slated to be king and that just won’t do.  I was also thinking of the Vault of Souls and the Rock mentioned by Solumbum in book 1.  Eragon has to speak his true name I think.  (It’s a bit hazy)  What if this place contains more eldunari or allows Eragon to release Golbatorix’s eldunari.  That would significantly reduce his power.  Finally what did the Menoa tree take from Eragon in exchange for the starmetal?

      • Alliean

        but The Mourning Sage said if any one spoke in the ancient language Galbatorix’s name that person would die

      • Anonymous

        He can’t disobey Galbatorix and steal the egg until AFTER his true name has already changed

  • Mark_barton2

    This is not much to do with this post every one knows he is in the chapter king cat so does not die in this one. I want to say that the next rider is most not going to be Orlik or ronan no matter how good they might be the fact is that who ever the next rider will be Eragon will have to be physically attracted to them for saphia to mate with the green dragon. Leaving not many people unless C.P brings in a new character which is unlikely at this stage. I would also like to point out there is no elf rider even though Eragon was changed it still does not make him a true elf and as the original pact was between elves and dragons surely the last rider should be a elf? One last thing I know I have gone on. Could it be possible that the dragons that changed Erogon are actually old wild dragons HoH? which are some where in the forest unwittingly protected by the elf magic and every time they have the celebration they perform a sort of magic they are unaware of brining out the dragons soul from their HoH? I know people will say surly Omins would have found them but then Eragon did not know about them and sense them so why would O and G be able to sense much older and most likely more powerful dragons?

    • Elphiebelphie

      Um. . . Yeah, I didn’t know that Roran shows up later!!! Just clarifying!!!

      • Mark_barton2

        it says he is standing next to angaler in chapeter 4

  • Eragonmorzan

    Hey people…. do you remember the first words of magic that Eragon told Roran? Stenr Reisa!! And the wall is made of rocks. So either this event will shock Roran enough to use magic or he has probably learnt magic from before. Most probably he has already learnt magic, hence the wry smile! And also because using magic for the first time at that scale would kill him as it is! So no point in it! What do you think?

    • Deathoftheshadows

      i thought along similar lines…but i dont think he will die,remember that arrow of blue flame,heavy shit,but eragon lived right?
      also the title,into the breach,roran reaches INTO THE BREACH to do magic-simple

    • Gdown94

      While they are related, Roran doesn’t have the blood Eragon has.  Roran doesn’t have any magicians in his ancestry (as far as we know).  Even if he did, he would have to be a tremendously powerful magician to lift such a wall, especially as a human.  I think Eragon saves him (or there is a hole in the wall 🙂 ).

  • Madeleine Jones

    I think that this is the first chapter but it actuallly happens later in the book… like a preview. So it is possible that Roran is alive in chapter 4 but what CP wrote in chapter 1 will hppen in something like chapter 10 or 24.

    • Rblax

      what?!

      • Madeleine Jones

        chapter 1 may actualy be a preview for something that happens later in the book

  • Tomlinda

    did you guys ever consider the fact that if the rocks do fall on him he is standing under the wall that is leaning over him so only a few rocks will fall on him. he will probably brake a lot of his ribs but he won’t die because Eragon will heal him.

    • Evan

      And I must ask if you considered re-reading the excerpt?  It says that the front of the keep, not just a few rocks, but the entire front, is falling.  The weight of such a stone wall would shatter bone.  Breaking a few ribs would be the least of Roran’s concerns.  I figure Eragon will magically shove him to safety, but who rightly knows?  Other than Christopher.  And please, for the sake of the next generation, attend to your spelling and grammar!  Break and brake mean two entirely different things.

      • the next generation ;)

        maby heas got an pont, maby coz roranz in da doors parth hell bee sved <- Who cares how you spell, its a forum!!!

  • Rblax

    I have a question for CP, Mike, and other fans that have read books about dragons. In books about Dragon Riders, do they all share thoughts with each other or is that something that CP created himself? I only ask because I’m looking to write my own book about dragons and Dragon Riders and I would like to know that. Also, if they don’t, they how do they communicate? 

    • guest

      It is at least partially his original idea. However, this is just one possible form of communication. Take the Temeraire series for instance, there dragons communicate through standard langauge. It really owuld depend on how you might portray your dragons, if you rather not give them that much anthropomorphism mind reading isnt that novel an idea that it should be considered stealing.

      • Rblax

        So if I used it, would it be stealing from CP?

        • Anonymous

          Yes and no.  If you twisted it enough it wouldn’t necessarily be stealing but you would certainly be unoriginal.  CP did a wonderful job with the rider/dragon relationship…do you really want to try to improve upon that?  Find something fresh and exciting, that’s what sells.

          • Rblax

            I know but I want to make a book about Dragons and Dragon Riders, and I don’t know how they would communicate, and I wouldn’t improve just make it different.

    • jewelcrystal

      It’s not originally CP’s idea, that dragons’ form of communication with their riders is through thoughts. It’s also in Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern Series which came out at least a decade before Eragon did. CP just twisted it a little to differentiate. In Anne McCaffrey’s books, dragons can only speak into their rider’s minds and no one elses; and riders can also only speak to their own dragon’s minds and no one elses. But there is an exception in Anne McCaffrey’s books, there are special people who can speak to all dragons and animals with higher brain functions. Anyway I hope this helps. 🙂

      • Rblax

        Alright, it did help, Thanks 🙂

  • LALALALALA

    Rorans standing in the overhang and the rocks are falling away from him so he will be fine there but the problem is whats on the other side of this gate… I assume its a ton of the empires soldiers and Roran will stand there alone while everyone runs from the rocks and he will kick ass like the bad ass mother fucker he is and always will be… Keep it real.

    • Desirea Yardley

      I really wish you would expand your vocabulary. If you did you find that it is completely unnecessary to cuss.

      • Annab500

        Thank you!! Exactly what I was thinking! 😛

      • Elphiebelphie

        Wow, you have no idea how much I say that to people. No joke!

    • Evan

      I tend to agree with Desirea.  Please, before posting, ensure that your vocabulary is sufficient to convey any ideas or comments you may have about a post, or in a new post.  As for the “Roran will be fine”, he is about to be crushed by the entire front of the keep, not just a few rocks.  I tire of hearing “Oh, he’ll be fine.”  Read the excerpt, Roran is underneath an immensely heavy stone wall. 

      • stfu

        Okay Evan, i dont know how old you are (although you write like a 9th grader who just learned some fancy new words), but you are doing what us youngsters call “trolling.” That is, going on to a Forum, writing a series extremely aggravating (and in your case foolishly condescending) posts that irritate people enough that they feel the need to write a paragraph about how much you suck. Just some constructive criticism. <3

  • Desirea Yardley

    Roran can’t be dead because he is in the chapter with werecats. He probably hides in the overhang of the doorway. It will probably just scare Eragon out of his mind with worry. I mean come on people Roran was smiling. Would he do that if he thought he was a goner? 

    • Beast1360

      ok have you ever seen a movie or read a book where the guy who is dieing will smile at the person who is looking at them. the smile happens all of the time. it means that hey i know what is going to happen and im ok with that at the present moment. “i wouldnt change a thing” type of smile. I do agree that he will survive BUT the smile is not a way to show that he will survive

      • Desirea Yardley

         Yes, My sis was on my computer and forgot to log out of my account and into her s but I’ll change it thanks.

  • long tongued thinker

    somehow i think paolini will have anticipated everybody thinking the next rider will be arya, he has also mentioned a new race coming into play, Orik said on their way to the feinster seige that he does love to be on a dragon. i think that the “name” the last ra’zac was mentioning was the name of all of the ancient language, i can’t remember whether it was oromis or brom that said that whoever knew that name would have ultimate power, we also have to consider the…six? words that brom said as he was dying, maybe they’re it?
    Roran won’t die.

  • Banderson735

    This may sound a bit crazy, but i believe that Orik will be the new rider, i believe eragon and murtagh will combine forces and steal the egg, i think all the dragons will have a surge of energy and break the pack between the elves, dragons, and the humans taking in a dwarf as a rider.

    • Anonymous

      To everyone that thinks a dwarf or the new race will be the new rider.  CP would have to devote a chapter or two to creating a new pact between riders and dragons just to make this plausible.  If he didn’t it would create a hole in is otherwise brilliant story.  Only humans and elves are able to be riders at the present.  Furthermore this would also require more dragons than there are now in Alegasia.  Arya makes the most sense and I think the readers for the most part will be happiest with that decision.  It would provide an elf rider and it would bring Eragon and Arya closer together…something Eragon has been trying to accomplish since book 1.  I am not saying Orik wouldn’t be an awesome rider he’s just not the best candidate.

      • Zappy11

        well i rekon elva,roren,rorens son,arya or orik are in line for the dragon

  • Mikias

    I got a theory about the word that Galbatorix is looking for and has almost found. It’s the NAME to the ancient language! in Brisingr(or Eldest, not quite sure) it’s said that Galbatorix spent the first decades as king, hunting for Eldunari, and after that he just locked himself in his castle and worked with some kind of project. The project must be him looking for the name of the ancient language, because if you know the name, you know the whole language and you are pretty much invincible 😛 at least thats what The Cripple Who Is Whole said. 

  • Emilytaylor1234

    OMG
    Amazing
    Biggest fan ever
    I love these books
    I am a mad dragon lover
    I write about them too :p

  • Huston Jake

    i think Eragons just going to use some magic to stop the wall with magic. or maybe Saphira will get one of those powerful surges of magic and save him. it says “and the wall fell.” FELL. it did not say “and the wall smacked Roran on the head and killed him.” nor did it say that it fell all the way.
     and i believe that in the end, Eragon, Arya, Saphira, Roran, and Elva will fight Galbatorix but idk who will actually kill him. but Elva could sense how Galbatorix hurt and how he was gona try and hurt everyone else so she could warn them before he did anything and then they could counter it in time. but when the Ra’zac said “he has almossst found the name”  i think he meant Galbatorix has almost found Eragon’s true name. so during the fight i believe Galborix will use that to make Eragon stop fighting, and then Roran or Arya will kill Galbatorix. but that’s just a theory and there are many things that could happen.
    idk who will be the new rider. i think the best thing would be if after Galbatorix was dead, Eragon pooled his energy with the freed Eldunari to make a spell so powerful it brought Brom back to life and the egg hatched for him, but that probly wont happen. it’d be cool if Roran was the rider. he seems more than worthy. or Orik but thats also unlikely cuz theyd have to include dwarves in the pact.
    whatever happens, i know Paolini will make this an amazing book just like the other 3. hes my favorite rider and i cant wait to read it.

    Se onr sverdar sitja hvass!

    • Mark_barton2

      Nice theory about brom but don’t think he is coming back I think he has played his part in the story plus it would take a massive amount of energy to do and almost all of the HoH would have to be willing to die which is unlikely however even if does come back would not be as the rider. Who ever the rider is eragon will have to be physical attracted to them for saphira to mate with the dragon s that rules out any relative (Brom=dad and Roan=cousin) All clues point to arya unless he decides to change it all around which is unlikely as cp is very good at being consistent with clues he gives and what will happen which is why I like the books as you get a chance to figure things out and then not be disappointed.

      • Duuhsmini

        Umm  have you read the books??  Brom was NOT Eragon’s father, Morzan was, whom Brom Killed. Morzan is also Murtagh’s father as well, making Eragon and Murtagh brothers…Maybe you should start at page one of Eragon and get it straight..Just clarifying.

        • Anonymous

          Have you read book 3?  Check out the last few chapters and report back on who Eragon’s father is….seriously?

        • Guest

          Noob, read book three.

        • Rblax

          dumd ass, read book 3

        • Kat

          Honestly. Read Book 3 -.- NOW.

    • Kat

      Hmm I kinda always thought that the true name Galbatorix was searching for was the true name of the Ancient Language..if there is one i mean..cause if he knew that he’d be able to control everything. Right?? xD haha I cant wait for this book!

      • Guest

        Wouldn’t the true name of the ancient language have to be every word in the ancient language? I heard that a character’s true name could be as long as and entire paragraph if that’s what actually describes them?

        • Kat

          well ..i donno haha it was only an idea xP  but what i was thinking like..maybe by knowing the true name of “the ancient language” you’d be able to control who uses it or something..xD well i kinda admit it sounds a bit silly but what else would the ra’zac have been referring to?? Maybe Eragon’s true name?? Galbatorix would kinda be able to guess through Murtagh’s memories but..bleqq its too confusing lol

  • WHO GIVES A SHIT!!!!

    You people are faggots.  You make no fucking sense when you talk about this shit its hard to read because most of your are fucking retards.

    • istargirl

      i really wish there was a “strongly dislike with a passion” button right now… What are you talking about?  I think the comments people made are great!

  • Soarer

    I think i’ll be Roran’s ring that will save him.  He is in mortal danger which will trigger the connection the ring has with Eragon and Saphira and allow Eragon to perform some amazing magical feat that will prevent his cousin from being killed. 

  • Arya Lover

    its a premonition. DOH!!!!!

  • guest

    guys mike never said that it was the whole first chapter just the first few pages of the book from the first chapter so read before you wright and stop freaking out

    • Guest

      Uh. Yeah Mike most certainly did say it was the whole chapter. In the “Paolini’s BEA Events: Lots of New Book 4 Information, Facts, and Answers”, the update above this one, in the paragraph detailing the excerpt, Mike SPECIFICALLY says that Shurtugal “exclusively posted the entire chapter earlier today – check it out” You are wrong. You are the one who needs to read before you write, especially if you wanna tell other people to do it. That’s pretty hypocritical and stupid of you to do. LOL. Big dummy.

      • Haylo

        you don’t have to be a smartass. LOL

      • guest

        Hey guess what dinglberry under the heading for the exclusive reveal of the chapter it says that its an exclusive reveal of THE FIRST FEW PAGES OF THE FIRST CHAPTER IN THE BOOK !!!!!!!  so why dont you go back to kindergarden and learn how to read loser!!!!

  • Debarshi

    Guys Roran isn’t Dead for sure…in the Chapter King’s CAt which is the 4th Chapter its says.Angela who is standing beside Roran. So,if its the ist chapter then how can Roran Die??

  • Maffewendy

    Just wait intill the books comes out and many of us will know the whole story between than en 24 hours 😀 To bad excenly, couse i wish i could read it forever… 

    But like i sad before someone will dy in this book, and i really don’t think it would be roran, he have to return to Katrina and be happy.. no i would think it would be the queen of elves, Katja or Solembrum.

    And i Still do think Arya would be the next rider :d

    • Dnr2010

      yeah, i know, i’m just a guest here, but……..what i think, is that Eragon or Saphira will die trying to save one or the other while trying to kill King Galbatorix……thats just my thoery.

    • Guest

      Who is Katja?

  • Keng1128

     NO NO NO NO! RORAN CANNOT DIE!!!!!!!!

  • And guys, go on Inheritance forums to talk about this. Much easier, and you get recognition. xD
    But as I said before, he is still alive, he is right next to Angela in the other chapter released.  A future chapter. 

    • Maffewendy

      whaha Coowl….

  • Tinneybug

    WHY??!!?!?! that just makes the waiting more intense. now i wont get to know what happens until the book comes out!! ugh no fair..

  • Roran isn’t dead. -____-
    If you read the excerpt from the fourth chapter he is standing next to Angela, THUS STILL ALIVE. 
    What are you guys talking about? v___v Gawd? 

    • Polar360

      You saved me there. I was about to kill someone. Roran is awesome!

    • Guest

      They don’t stop to think. It’s kinda funny how they immediately jump to conclusions and don’t exercise a modicum of common sense. First, and most obvious, is what you said. We know for an absolute 100% fact that Roran is in a later chapter. Second, and only slightly less obvious, at least to anybody with even a teeny, weeny, miniscule excuse for a brain, is… why on earth would Paolini release an excerpt in which a MAJOR character of the series is killed? That would be the dumbest thing any author in any genre EVER did. I mean, come on guys. Seriously. Please just think for a nanosecond. Just once. I mean really, how old are you guys? Probably why the majority of you think these books are the greatest books ever written in the history of mankind. I apologize for being so ugly, but I can’t help it when I see stuff like this, and I see it a lot on this site. *Shakes head and sighs*

      • Guest

        You forgot the part where the excerpt says that Roran is underneath the overhang of the doorway… He’s safe.

      • Jwedel

        Who says the chapters are in chronological order? Maybe it talks about him dying and then references something that happened previously, and now eragon has to take care of his nephew

      • Abhinav Pant

        i agree with you to some extent(the second point) …. but paolini would hav thought about the fourth chapter released earlier before revealing this part…..although i dont mean to say that he dies…..it could just be a focal point for something interesting…..

      • Valeisgodsman

        Okay, sure the excert says that Angelina is standing next to Roran Buuuuuuuut……… Couldn’t Roran be dead and them congregating around his body Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

  • Matt_the_guitar_man

     My prediction: Roran won’t die, because when Oromis let Eragon choose what kind of magic to learn about near the end of Brisinger, Eragon wanted to know how to teleport objects, so he’s going to teleport Roran out of harms way 😀

    • yena

      hey man, didn you also read that teleportation is last resort emergency bullshit and that it takes up all of your energy and all that stuff? you should read through before you post

      • Rehab_ftw

        No, he sais it uses a lot. But it takes the same to teleport something big as it would small. Also Eragon did it in Brisinger, it used a lot. But not like what your saying.

        • JustTrollin

          Oromis said it would take the same amount of energy to transport something from here to a place nearby, or from here to a place far away… the bigger the object the more energy needed.  And since Arya almost died from transporting something as small as Saphira’s egg, there is no way Eragon could transport Roran (besides using his super-charged ring, which he won’t think to do in time).

          • Kaylee

            But Arya was far away from where she sent the egg… of course she is going to use a lot of energy. Roran is big, yes, but if Eragon simply teleports him to safety, say a few feet away where there are no rocks, or simply to where Eragon is standing, then i think it would be fine. Especially since Eragon also has Saphira, Arya and the 12 other spell casters to help him do it.

          • d3back

            did you not read JustTrollin’s last comment?  “Oromis said it would take the same amount of energy to transport something from here to a place nearby, or from here to a place far away… the bigger the object the more energy needed.”  eragon could send roran to gilead with the same amount of energy as it would take to send him a few feet away from where he was.  (which by the way would require an enormous amount of energy beyond the limits of eragon’s strength) it is true that with the help of the elves and saphira and aren eragon would have the necessary energy but in order to do that he would need the mental link to be established.  I think its safe to assume there isnt time for that. 

  • Mrs.Murtagh

    Ok he odviously doesn’t die because paolini won’t do that he not the mean. And second is that there will be some miracle that he lives because rorans awesome and he won’t die. The rider will be nasuada cause she’s awesome and no one will expect her but me!!!

    • Guest

      Ummmmmmmmmm, 75 percent of the comments posted when I last got on said that Nasuada would be the next dragon rider, so ur wrong…

  • Wrightman37

    Well Roran is a great character but if he dies then we have to accept it. But, if we could consider the possibility that Roran is the next rider then his dragon could rescue him. However i doubt this very much the most likely thing that happens is that Roran will crawl out of the wreckage after Eragon leaves. I believe Arya is the next rider, it makes logical sense since she is an elf and the next dragon is green like her eyes. Also remember that Eragon is told he will fly away from Alagaesia with another rider/dragon. (Eragon could meet Roran in the vault of souls)

    • Anonymous

      If Roran has a dragon, where did he get it? Does Eragon know about this? How did they steal the egg from Galbatorix? How long ago did it hatch?
      Why would Eragon leave if Roran is still alive? If Roran was buried under the rubble, but still alive,  Eragon would be able to sense Roran’s mind.

    • mark_barton2

      Roran is not the next rider as explained before Eragon would have to be some way attracted to the green rider if saphira is go to mate with it and would be strange for eragon to be atracted to his cousin.

      • Wrightman37

        When we think of being attracted in the sexual form than yes you are right. But Eragon may be attracted to his cousin because he is family. However, like I already said Arya is the most likely character to be the next rider. How it will happen? I dont know. In my opinion it would be stupid to bring in a brand new character that important to be a rider. Eragon loves Arya just as much as Arya loves him. She just doesn’t  doesn’t want to distract Eragon from his training. Also (sorry to disappoint any fans of him) Murtagh is probably going to die with Thorn. I cant say for sure that Roran would die, though it would not surprise me. Yet I do know that in someway shape or form Brom will come back. I find it strange that CP would think it necessary to encase and preserve Broms body with such magic. Saphira said she just felt like doing it. There must be a purpose that neither of them know about. I think the book will start with the green egg being stolen.

        • Kaylee

          I have a theory that Arya becomes the next rider. She goes with Eragon to get the egg, and it ends up hatching for her. Just a thought,

        • Mark_barton2

          I still think it would have to be a physical attraction towards the other rider if saphia is going to mate and i agree that brining in a new character now would be no good. Leaving not much choice for the next rider. there is the smallest chance it could be kat (not writing full name) as he said she was pretty in brisenger but all sings point to arya green magic, eyes, dress. and would be strange if not one of the last riders is an elf as the original packed was only between dragons and elves.

  • Sinless Prince

     why would someone  smile before they die?……….most likely not, saphira most have swooped down and saved him, causing him to smile.

    • AnnaB

      it’s just saying he accepted his fate. he knows there’s nothing he can do… wry means “combining or expressing a mixture of mild amusement and irony”

    • Valeisgodsman

      Are you kidding me???????? Have you ever read a book? Have you ever watched a movie? Characters ALWAYS smile before they die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a total n00b…

    • Russ Landreth

      A WRY Smile it says, not a “SMILE”. A Wry smile is basically excepting your fate, a kinda funny or mocking smile. (Knowing he can’t escape the falling rock)

  • dr.ferret

    jeez did you really have to put this chapter?? waiting this half year is going to kill me.

    • Zarkon84

      same here i have the4 the books like 4 times and now i see this and its killing me….

  • Tobiasolveira

    Noone considered the posibility that maybe this is simply one of eragons dreams.

    • derp-show

      hey true dat, plus he probs wouldnt kill a main character in the first few pages. thats just my opinion

    • Haylo

      omg!  why didn’t i think of that???  ok it’s eragons dream. case closed. 😀

  • Jahooty

    Maybe Eragon uses Aren to save Roran. I mean… if he can crush a castle with the energy in Aren preventing one little wall from falling shouldn’t be too hard.

    • Anonymous

      Eragon and Roran are close, but I don’t think Eragon would potentially jeprodize the mission to depose Galbatorix, by wasting energy from Aren to save Roran.

      • Jahooty

        yeah but there is a tonne of energy in there! Don’t forget Glaeder’s Eldunari. If he to restock the energy in aren he could just use that

        • Anonymous

          And what happens if Eragon is in the final battle with Galbatoix and he needs just a little bit more energy to defeat him? He would feel pretty terrible that he couldn’t stop Galbatorix because he had used some energy from Aren/Glaedr’s Eldunari to save Roran.

  • guest

    maybe the noise and the keep being destroyed is being caused by the mysterious red eyed rabits we heard about wich could be a creation of galbatorixes

  • guest

    i think that their still at feinster and that galby sent a magician with some sort of monster he created with magic to kill eragon wich is what was breaking the keep open wich is where they were at the end of brisingr then eragon kills the magician and saphira kills the monster and maybe roran dies :c

  • mattw

    roran’s not going to die because one he will be king because he has the original kings blood in the Vally where he was born so he is not the major character to die.  

  • AndrewGuitarist

    im thinking that saphira dies and eragon is left with her eldunari which makes them indilvarn

    • Rehab_ftw

      I don’t think she is going to die. And I thank that Eragon might not be the one to kill the king. His bro is. If he would do that it would change his true name. That place in desert that Saphira wants to go to, I bet is where the wild dragons put there hart of hearts. Think about it, the dragons only gave the riders one or two eggs a year. There where way manny more wild dragons then ones with riders. So If it is up to Eragon to kill the king it should not be as hard as he has been thinking.. and b4 any one tells me that it took the king many years to use his hears, well he made them. They will want to help Eragon, I think that is what the vualt of souls is that the werecat was talking aobut. And I think that that tree told him to leave and never come back after he said he would do any thing. And he could not lie. The queen of the elfs is going to die so that is how Eragons love will end. She will have to stay for her people.

      • That’s a sad ending but it would put a tragic twist in the whole story… It’s highly possible.

      • Anonymous

        Interesting theory…
        The Menoa tree is the one to banish Eragon…
        Though, Eragon doesn’t know what it is the Menoa tree wanted from him (Brisingr page 659-660), so how would he know that he was banished? At what time would the urge to leave Alageasia become un-ignorable?

        • Rehab_ftw

          She did tell him, he told her he would do any thing. Then she said go go go. He tryed to ask her what did she wand but she told him. And he told the tree he had to kill the king. So after hes dead the urge to leave will hit.

  • AngelofDestruction

    oh no!!!!!!!!!!!! i dont want him to die!

  • Patrick McClernon

    man that is a great way to start a book

    • Sinless Prince

      maaaaaaan your some heartlesssss person.

  • Hazerdousinc2

    What if mutagh sent the egg with magic !!!

  • Spree321

    All of you guys are idiots. Galbatorix is in possession of the last egg. So someone outside of the Varden would have to be the new Rider.  The only loose character there is would have to be Elva.  She is a very significant character and the only likely New Rider other than Arya because of the “green” theory.(The first dress Eragon saw her in). Think about it people.

    • Rehab_ftw

      B4 you call people idiots think about one of Eragons dreams, It is when he is getting on a elf ship. He is going away forever, two dragons are up in the air flying as Eragon is saying good bye to the girl he loves. And she is not going to wanna be with Thorn. I think it is Arya, and it has nothing to do with that green theory.

      • Saphira<3#1

        he actually says goodbye to a man because in Eragon, the text said a male was on the beach crying and that one of the warriors getting on the boat was female. so Arya may be going with Eragon, the second dragon flying overhead could be hers and Roran or Murtagh could be the man crying on the beach

      • Rblax

        what if was just a dream!! 

        • Belinda

          I doubt they would have actually showed the dream if it was just a dream. If it didn’t have any importance, why would they put it in there?

          • Rblax

            Well there was a dream Eragon had and it was Garrow turned into the Raz’ac, but that was just a dream and didnt have any purpose.

        • Spree321

          it was just a dream. Which doesnt mean its a prophetic dream. Not all of Eragons dreams have come to reality.
           

          • Rblax

            That’s what im saying.

      • Spree321

        I think you need to read that chapter a little more closely. Nowhere in the three previous books does it say he is saying goodbye to the girl he loves. Where do you get your information from? You are talking about the chapter Deathwatch and it never identifies any one of the two men, either on the shore or on the ship, as Eragon. I would like to think that the two people on the ship are Arya and Eragon but CP does not make it clear. But I think its safe to say that the two dragons belong to the two people on the ship.

        • Rehab_ftw

          Maybe it does not just come out and say it, but come on.  no, cp did not just come out and say it. But it makes since, and who else would he be saying by to. You know he falls i love, hes been told that. And who do you wanna tell good bye, the person you love. I mean i can not tell you you are wrong and I am right. But I like mine, it makes me happy lol. I think the dream will come true, but hey. why are we fighting over something no one can prove yet. But I do like saphira<3#1's point, If Thorn died he would be free and what would chang some one more then having your dragon killed. I dont think that arya will be going. cp said a elf is going to die in this next book. i think it is about time for that old bitch to die any way lol. and it says that his love will end, that dont know if it will end good or bad tho. So if the queen dies yeah aaya may love him but, I think she would stay for her people. and one more thing, what if they where not going any where…. what if they had just been let off the ship…

    • Sarah Gael

      But Elva is already a ‘special’ character. Why would CP make her a rider, it’s already been made clear, in my opinion, that she is dangerous. If she were a rider that would be even more creepy. I think it will be someone we already know, but don’t really expect… Dunno who though…

    • Mark_barton2

      She is too young!!! I know her ageing is speeded up by the spell but for any more dragons saphia has to mate with another and eragon would have to be attracted to the rider of that dragon in some way because of the link between them and Elva is much too young for that it would be wrong.  

  • They are probably trying to break into Belatona or Dras-Leona. Anyway… Do any of you guys think Eragon will try to drop by Brom’s grave in order to pay his respects not as his student but as his son?

    • Sunfield

      I atleast hope he’ll visit it, it would make a good and interesting scene

      • Indeed. I know I for one would look forward to it. It would probably give Eragon nostalgia as well as us readers. Plus points, I guess, if Arya was with them too?

        • Sarah Gael

          I think that he will, it would be wrong if he didn’t now that he knows that Brom is his father. 

      • Indeed. I know I for one would look forward to it. It would probably give Eragon nostalgia as well as us readers. Plus points, I guess, if Arya was with them too?

    • Sinless Prince

      not likely, the place is gaurded by galbratolix spies

  • Daryn

    How could Roran die?! He is the ‘superhumn’ of the book.

  • Sunfield

    Roran won’t die, that’s for sure, we probably all remember the chapter of “Inheritance” named “King Cat” the other only chapter Paolini gave to us, well Roran is there, standing next to Angela so he can’t die and stand there. I think he gets severly injured but lives, then Eragon and maybe some elves will heal him, because he is his familie en because he  is (/has become) such an important man of the Varden.

    But who knows for sure….
    Let’s wait till November.

    • GuyWhoKnows

      this chapter could be later in the book…

      • Sunfield

        Quote of Mike Macauley (the owner of this site) “The excerpt is the first several pages of the book from the first chapter” these are the first pages so there is nothing before, and KIng Cat and every other chapter is after this one. Ofcourse Roran could die later on in the book, no facts about that but atleast here he is not going to die.

  • DuSundavarFreohr

    Roran won’t die this early, he may be injured, or someone may push him out of the way, but he won’t die. Also, can people please learn how to spell? It is not difficult to proof-read your posts people.

    • GuyWhoKnows

      Paolini said himself he was killing off a lot of characters… Killing roran early might be on of the deaths.

      • DuSundavarFreohr

        That’s a goo dpoint GuyWhoKnows, but I doubt such a huge character from Brisingr would die so soon in Inheritance

  • Nicknash95

    ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNN! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Anonymous

    Um mm What about when Eragon used magic with out the anciet language to move the dwarves in Trondheim he could do that with roran couldn’t he it is a possibility

  • LW

    roran’s not gonna die, at least not in this scene anyway. You really think CP would reveal one of the characters deaths in the excerpt?not likley. Think hes just readthis excerpt because he knows it will generate excitment, and keep us guesing (pointtof the excerpt).

    As to everyone suggesting that roran will somehow develop magically powers and stop the wall, what happened to eragon,and arya and other elves which are no doubt present? can they not stopit?

    • Russ Landreth

      If you remember though, the further away they are the more energy it would take to use magic to stop it.

      It isn’t a pebble, it is a wall that is probably 10-20 feet high (Since it is for a castle) made of stone. Also, if you read more carefully, Roran is part of the LAST group out.

      Final note: The elves that protect Eragon, well, they PROTECT Eragon, meaning they are standing next to him more than likely. As at the end of the last book Eragon apologized and said he would not leave their side again. 

  • Maffewendy

    yeah, But Christopher already let us know that a important character will dy…I was hoping a lot it wouldt be Arya. But there is indeed a little chance that he will use magic and stay allive long enough so that Eragon en Arya could save him. But i Think the green dreagon is for Arya becouse a elf is all about the nature and all… and nature is green.

    • Russ Landreth

      except that the dragons go to the Youth. That would be why Saphira would never hatch for her, when they undoubtedly have a bond (Saphira will let her ride because of this bond).

      • Maffewendy

        No i don´t think so, they showd the eggs to the children, becouse al the older once allready tocht it i quess. I didn´t read anywhere the dreagons onley hatch for Young once. Onley that the elvens showd the eggs onley to the younger characters. But maby i need to read the books again…

        • Russ Landreth

          The Dragons only pick the best suited for their goals; Which would be the survival of the dragons and in some cases personal power and greed.

          Arya touched Saphira’s egg multiple times with her bare hands, and she wouldn’t hatch. (The one you should remember is when she teleported the egg, when Eragorn picked it up, there wasn’t a cloth).

          Other than that, there have been no adults that have become riders; Back to the very first dragon rider (Also named “Eragorn”) they say he was an “Elven Youth”.

  • Brighteyes9222

    No way, I hope Roran doesn’t use magic, he is a powerful character without magic.  But i do agree with the ‘Roran can’t be taken out of the story line’.  It would be completely daft if CP kills him off, but king sounds like a good option.

  • Brighteyes9222

    No way, I hope Roran doesn’t use magic, he is a powerful character without magic.  But i do agree with the ‘Roran can’t be taken out of the story line’.  It would be completely daft if CP kills him off, but king sounds like a good option.

  • Wantedwrangler

    hey guyz i just thnk that the crack was caused by the presence of greenis egg that explains the sound i knw it seems farfetched but  still i thnk its likely

  • Hazerdousinc2

    What if the person who caused the crack is galbatorix , cause remember he intervened with gladur and orismis from super far away ? What if he decided to strike while everyone is all in one place , because he could have used one of his magicians as a way of knowing what’s goin on . Cause is this still at the place where arya killed the shade ?

    • Fa

      Galbatorix would still be fighting the elves at this time and that be a pain for him, so…. I dought he’ll be trying to kill the varden now. He could have when they were attacking  the city, but he didnt.

  • Anonymous

    Kill me now… Why did he have to  choose this excerpt to read?

  • ???

    Why do you people think that Roran is going to use magic? Did I miss something from the book?

    • Anonymous

       on Exclusive Reveal of New Chapter from Book 4: “Into the Breach” 4 days agoRemember in Brisingr where Roran is trying to use magic? (page 21)
      Remember in Eragon, where a ‘near death’ experience prompted Eragon to use magic?
      Maybe this wall falling down will be Roran’s ‘near death’ experience that will prompt him to use magic.
      The words Eragon taught him was ‘stenr risa’  (‘stone rise’)
      The wall  is made of stone
      Roran knows the words to move stone
      Maybe he protects himself using magic?And that is why people think Roran will use magic…

      • Arctikninja

        A massive Wall – really?
        It would be cool, but not even Roran’s that strong; the only way i can see it hppening is if he’s looking after Glaedr’s Eldunari or something, which is unlikely.

        Sorry to burst your bubble.

        • Anonymous

          Why does he have to move the entire wall?
          Why not just the section that is immediately around him?
          And also, with the strength issue, no, I don’t believe Roran could do it by himself, but Eragon is ‘connected’ to him, so it’s possible that Roran would be able to draw strength from Eragon to lift the section of the wall and save himself.

          • Jahooty

            Thats still a pretty darn heavy thing to lift and also, Eragon was barely able to lift a PEBBLE and he was a dragon rider. Unless Roran has been practising magic (unlikely) I don’t think this theory is plausible.

      • Guest

        That is a major possiblity, but he is th ‘superhuman’ of the book. Having magic would ruin his perspective that CP has been building on.

  • :)

    well… i really don’t care if he dies or not. i just hope that murtagh doesn’t die.

    • Blondé

      I object, Roran can totally not die!

      • Zveintana

        I agree, Both Roran and Arya can’t die. For one Roran can’t die ’cause he has to take care of his kid and I have always seen Eragon getting with Arya.

  • Leona Silvertongue

    Hey, am i the only one on EARTH who has noticed something really important has been missing from the books? in book 1, when brom dies, he gives erogon 7 words in the ancient language, and tells him only to use them in great need. Well? there was a heck of a lot of great need in books 1, 2, and 3, but no secret spell from brom. common, CP, use your own tool, even if it is in the last book!

    • magical thoughts

      nice. very true. they have to be used this time though.

      • Leona Silvertongue

        yeh! if he doesn’t put it in the last book, its kinda like “where’d it go?”

    • Nicodeimusj

      is it possible those 7 words were his true name which he will use to open the vault of souls?

  • Freyafay

    Hey, am i the only one on EARTH who has noticed something really important has been missing from the books? in book 1, when brom dies, he gives erogon 7 words in the ancient language, and tells him only to use them in great need. Well? there was a heck of a lot of great need in books 1, 2, and 3, but no secret spell from brom. common, CP, use your own tool, even if it is in the last book!

  • Montes608

    Roran dies. Christopher Paolini told my brother himself. 

    • Rblax

      and my shoes are made of gold!

      • Beast

        thats so cool, but did you know my mom is Oprah Winfrey

        • Anonymous

          Haha lol nicely done, nicely done. 😉

        • Anonymous

          Haha lol nicely done, nicely done. 😉

        • Rblax

          Dude really, i heard on here that CP told your mom that Harry Potter was going to galby, wasnt that right?

    • GuyWhoKnows

      Paolini told me that Darth Vader will be making a guest appearance.

    • Aa

      Christopher Paolini did say a major character was going to die, BUT its not nice to tell people secret scoopes like that. This builds up theyre excitement.:)

    • ThSto264

      Eragon dies. CP told me that face-to-face yesterday!

  • Tobiasolveira

    I honestly want to believe that Roran has survived, but its hard. in brisingir he couldnt even lift a stone with his mind and now all of the suddenly he can stop a gigantic wall from falling down?!? even for a fantasy novel, thats weird

    • Brighteyes9222

      Weird and just unbelievably conincidental.  Nope, there has to  be another option….i’m in favor of the Aladin senario.

    • Guest

      It is weird and I honestly don’t understand peoples fascination and obsession with Roran spontaneously using magic. I mean, for what reason? What purpose would it serve? Paolini has spent 3 books developing and fleshing out the character that is Roran. He’s great as he is, he’s unique and special and a major figure of that story, AS HE IS. Why spend 3 books and countless hours creating his character only to change him completely at the last minute in the last book? That’s terrible writing. Having him all of a sudden start using magic would fundamentally change who he is. He would cease to be the character we all know him as. He would no longer be Roran Stronghammer.  It would be terrible writing, and I mean terrible. It makes no sense, serves no purpose, and accomplishes nothing. Nothing other than making a few young fans say “oooh that’s soo0o0o0o0 gr8888888!!! How Keewwll!! I wanna grow up to be just like ROOORRAAAN! Hooray for Stronghammer!” It’s ridiculous. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. None.

  • magical thoughts

    The whole Eragon and Arya romance, its gonna happen. The author left use a huge hint, Saphira said that who ever Eragon falls in love with, Saphira will have strong emotions for that person, so not only will Eragon get with Arya but she will be the next dragon rider. Her magic is green(another huge hint) and when Eragon and Arya mate, making a super powerful rider that is like 75% elf and 25% human, Saphira and greeny will have little hatchlings of there own.
    and as a joke, Thorn is gonna be Saphira’s bf like the guy she cheats on greeny with and makes more dragons

    • Tobiasolveira

      ajajajajaja, thats funny

      • Arctikninja

        I agree with Blonde.
        It’s really obvious – other than Eragon, the only person Saphira talks to with affection is Arya, and in Brisingr Arya runs off to find Eragon, even though Nasuada asks her not to – the first time Arya has ignored anyone in the book – Coincidence?

    • Blondé

      I agree with everything except for  the “joke” part which I sincerely hope does not happen. That would be horrible.

  • Ryan P.

    TL;DR

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care about theories, I just want the freakin book to come out!

    • Lizzy

      Everyone wants that. *sighs*

      • Vista

        20 weeks are to long!!! Grrrr…

  • Major Eragon Fan

    So many different possibilities… 

  • Austinfaro

    it says that he had a “wry smile ” so that must mean that he finaly accomlished using magic for the first time. as for the noise, that might have been the first sense of the green dragon

    • Russ Landreth

      WTF, am i missing something or did you steal what I said dueche? On both your posts, Ok people, scroll down and look for posts by “Russell Landreth” and the time. Austinfaro – You sir, are a loser.

  • Austinfaro

    If you think about it, the most likely scenario would be that Roran
    unleashes magic, tbh. He has been practicing with the pebble, which
    seems like a good lead up to him actually using magic.

    Furthermore,
    Eragon unleashed his first spell when the Urgals attacked him and Brom.
    (Meaning that in times of extreme danger magic can be found; not only
    through “impossible” tasks.

    Roran can’t be taken out of the story
    line because he is a crucial part of it; like Eragon, Arya, and
    Saphira. (No, Brom wasn’t a main character, he was a side character).
    Roran has had multiple chapters dedicated to him. Ney, I believe that
    Roran will become the king – Since Eragorn doesn’t wan’t the Varden
    taking over.

    • Russ Landreth

       This was my post originally, Austinfaro has even less of a life than I do; Since he has to steal my genius post and pretend he said it. Scroll down the page people.

      • Jfjfjfjfjf

        no on e cares

        • Guest

          Actually, I care, you little kid. It’s wrong. On a level that’s beyond childish and immature. It comes close to blowing my mind. That someone would straight up copy and paste another persons post -ON THE SAME PAGE-, nearly makes my head explode. Seriously Austinfaro, WTF?

          • Russ Landreth

            Thank ye’ my good sir. (: -Would rather not have a complete idiot steal my idea (Which seems to be fairly popular)

    • Aaa

      he cant use magfic!

    • Guest

      WOW. You totally copied and pasted Russ Landreth’s post. And then 5 people liked it. That’s pretty lame and weak. And pathetic, since you can’t come up with your own opinion, you just conveniently use someone else and pass it off as your own. What a loser.

  • Austinfaro

    roran wont die. i hope that hes the “green” rider

    • Lizzy

      NO. All roran wants is to go home with Katrina.

      • Maffewendy

        Yeah and Katrina is pragnent and broken…

      • Russ Landreth

        Cough, a poor farm boy convinced a whole village to go across the world with im to find Katrina… If you ignore that: Did you understand the part where all the warriors disobeyed their captain for Roran?  That is leadership skills, since it can be death penalty for the warriors if they disobey.

        Might I add that Eragon doesn’t want the Varden to rule, Surda to rule, nor rule himself?

        Who is left? The only other person besides Roran who would be fit to rule is Murtagh, which is the other possibility. (I do admit that it is a good chance)

        Either way it is Roran or Murtagh 🙂

        • Hello? They don’t want an immortal king/queen? Murtagh’s immortal?

          Sometimes i wonder if the only sane person in this world…

          • Guest

            Well true that the people probably won’t want another immortal ruler, but if Murtagh is a good one, then they *might* change their minds.

            Besides, i hope that Murtagh decides to go with Eragon when he leaves.

          • Russ Landreth

             Exactly, that is why I mentioned Roran originally and not Murtaugh. Who knows, maybe it’ll be a diplomacy?

  • Shazan Khan

    eragons wards around roran protect him from the worst but he comes out alive

    • Major Eragon Fan

      Why would you just go and tell us exactly what happens?

    • Sarah Gael

      Never thought of that. very good point indeed!

    • Blondé

      However Eragon might not if  he has to stop part of a solid brick wall from toppeling on top of Roran.

    • Russ Landreth

      There are limits to magic as well, Wards are for small amounts of damage. You must also assume that it was in the middle of a battle (Eragons wards only last a little bit, and he had a large fight himself with the shade; which means his wards would already be limited)

  • Cereal Killer

    Roran doesn’t die. He’s in the fourth chapter, King Cat. Pick any copy of Brisingr up from a bookstore and flip to the back to read the excerpt from Inheritance. 

    • Anonymous

      paperback only. and some newer versions of hardback. I looked for a hardback with the chapter, no luck

  • Russ Landreth

    If you think about it, the most likely scenario would be that Roran unleashes magic, tbh. He has been practicing with the pebble, which seems like a good lead up to him actually using magic.

    Furthermore, Eragon unleashed his first spell when the Urgals attacked him and Brom. (Meaning that in times of extreme danger magic can be found; not only through “impossible” tasks.

    Roran can’t be taken out of the story line because he is a crucial part of it; like Eragon, Arya, and Saphira. (No, Brom wasn’t a main character, he was a side character). Roran has had multiple chapters dedicated to him. Ney, I believe that Roran will become the king – Since Eragorn doesn’t wan’t the Varden taking over.

  • Ktcjh

    roran wont die, he was in the doorway he can escape, hes like supah man……without the tights…….

  • Ktcjh

    so i think that eragon is going to go looking for roran and while he is looking he will become so sumbmurged in his work that something bad will happen while he is away from the varden.  maby that clan of dwaves who were shunned will attack and there will be a major dwarve civil war. I also think he wont be able to find roran cuase roran already escaped so he will continue to be consumed by what he thinks is rorans “death’. So months later when he returns to the varden all the dwaves are in choas which leads to trouble in the elfish people and he will hav to fix it all.

  • roran_hater

    roran is dead. i am happy.

    • Major Eragon Fan

      HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY WANT RORAN DEAD?

      • D$

        cause he wants Katrina all to himself

    • Rblax

      why are you happy?

    • Blondé

      WHAT! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • Ryan Haggerty

    Sighn._. . . I sure do hope that Roran Learned the magic that eragon was trying to teach him so that he either slows the wall down or move it to survive.

  • Ryan Haggerty

    ._. . . . Sighn I hope that Roran was able to acess the magic that eragon was teaching him to get to safety by slowing the rock down or breaking it up into little peices

  • Major Eragon Fan

    SUSPENSE <:-((

  • Major Eragon Fan

    :-((

  • Major Eragon Fan

    :-((

  • Major Eragon Fan

    I’m so confused… Why would roran smile when he was about to be crushed? Btw, HOW COULD RORAN DIE??? HES LIKE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERS… And what would happen to roran and Katrina’s baby?

  • Major Eragon Fan

    I’m so confused… Why would roran smile when he was about to be crushed? Btw, HOW COULD RORAN DIE??? HES LIKE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERS… And what would happen to roran and Katrina’s baby?

    • Russ Landreth

       Well, I agree with you, except the “Smile” part, it was a “Wry smile” not a “smile”. Wry is a Humorous smile; Such as when a giant wall is about to crush you and you think you have no hope. 😉 – But yea, Roran can’t die, baha

  • Loic Jordan

    No, it’s impossible ! Roran just can’t be dead ! Not after everything he did ! For me, he should be the one who would take Galbatorix’s place when the evil king is dead ! He just can’t die ! No, I’m sure somethong happens and he’s saved.

    • ktcjh

      Yeah i think it’ll be like murtagh all ova again  but roran wont turn evil. Acctually, maby earagon will spend a few chapters looking for roran

      • Russ Landreth

         I love making fun of peoples comments, so no offense here. Murtagh never actually turned evil. He was FORCED to serve Galbatorix through the ancient language. Even if he did kill the dwarf king, it does not mean he is evil. It’s like a kid playing football, he wants to show off his power.

      • Laurelleaf9

        thats just what i was thinking. It’s what i would have done.

  • Spalatin

    I can’t wait for the 4th book 2 come out hurry up paolini!! I’m gonna be through college by the rate u r going (jk) hope Titan doesn’t die prefer he wasn’t saved by magic but dint kill the rest if Eragon’s family (I was really really sad sad sad when Brom died;(

    • Spalatin

      Btw Titan is Roran and dint is don’t

  • Elmiq

    DIE Roran DIE ! Really, i hate this guy.

  • Sarah Gael

    Why does magic have to be involved to save Roran? I mean he is in a door way, which is a hole in the wall, so the wall will fall around him, not on him… Magic hasn’t been involved in every scene of the books, there are other ways of saving people, plus he’s in a door way… Just a thought 😀

    • JustMyOpinion

      I agree. Whenever I read this scene, I keep thinking of the Disney Aladdin movie. It’s like that part where Aladdin is sent to the ends of the Earth in a giant pillar. Well, Aladdin is about to be crushed by the rolling pillar…BUT, he dodges into the window hole and so is not crushed. Same concept here, I believe, except Roran doesn’t even have to move.

      I’m probably going to be seriously mocked for this comparison, but I think everyone thought of it too. Yall just won’t admit it. 🙂

      • Sarah Gael

        Omg I love Aladdin and so didn’t think of that!! Damn. lol

        • JustMyOpinion

          But, seriously, right?! It’s a totally similar situation…except Aladdin was sent there by a genie, he’s rescued by a magic carpet while sheltering a pet monkey, a giant white pillar is about to crush him, and it’s snowing. That scene is all I can think of!

          • Sarah Gael

            Yeah!! The same but different! 😀

          • Laurelleaf9

            OMG ur right!

      • Russ Landreth

        Read it again please – If you didn’t realize from the first read through … He is UNDER the falling wall. “desperate to get out from under the precarious wall” -That tells you the place, where the varden are trying to escape from. If you continue reading, it says that Roran is part of the last group to try exiting doorway (of the precarious wall). and then it falls.

      • Archer1p

        there is a giant crack in the wall, implying a vast amount of instability. When a building falls, it usually doesn’t stay intact. I hate to use the world trade center as an example, but it’s a similar situation. We can assume that, since bits and pieces of the wall are falling, that it will crumble straight down, instead of staying intact.

  • Argetlam fan

    Baby

  • Argetlam fan

    Roran’s bay i mean

  • Argetlam fan

    its a definite yes Arya’s the next rider cause Eragon’s already attracted to her and might i mention how a baby can be a rider? her magic and the dragon are the same color plus the fact the rider and dragons emotions are connected and boom. HUGE love connection right there. besides, if shes a rider, there’s no one saying it will jeparodize his rider’s education since shes also a rider right? no barrier

  • Sydney

    WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY!!! WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE US IN SUSPENCE LIKE THAT?! YOU SIR, ARE EVIL, but a great writer. RORAN!!! DONT DIE!!!! WAT ABOUT KATINA AND THE UNBORN KID?! AND ERAGON?! SHAPHIRA?! THE VARDEN?! THEY ALL NEED YOU!!!!

  • magical thoughts

    This really wasnt that great of a preview. We all know that Roran lives because he is in Ch. 4, King Cat. If you reread that preview than it tells you he is there so there isnt any point in freakin out and thinkin Roran will die because he doesnt. I think he finally uses some magic, Eragon taught him that spell for makinmg a stone rise and the wall is stone so ya…. it makes sense. Eragon didnt use magic until he needed it to save his life and now it makes sense that Roran will use magic for the first time to save his life. Just my opinion…..

  • an11yearoldkidthatreadthebooks

    1 second after roran gets crushed…roran turns into the incredible hulk, RORAN SMASHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

  • Ande

    Why couldnt they give us something good to read for this preveiw! I mean every time you read a good book and while waiting for the sequel, you read the preview and all they give you is something bad that happens! WHY?!

    • Ktcjh

      hey you should read eon by alison goodman while u wait

      • Ande

        i read that series its good and i read the second book to called eona

    • Laurelleaf9

      so you’d buy the next book.

  • Leah

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I have been DYING for this book to come out! waiting til November is gonna kill!

  • Brittany

    Oh my gosh! When is this amazing book coming out? Now it just has to come out faster!!!!!

  • AAAAGGGH!!! THIS LEAVES ME IN SUSPENCE!

  • Guest

    “… as if Roran knew that, no matter how fast he ran, he could not possibly reach safety in time.” Um… then don’t run? You are just fine and perfectly safe right where you are.

    • Brittany

      I agree. Couldn’t Eragon just use magic to make sure the wall didn’t fall around him? That’s what Arya did in book one with the star sapphire. -So that the piecing of glass didn’t fall and cut Eragon to shreds.-

      • Eragon

        he didnt have time

        • nuggetfish

          he could do what he did with his dwarven bodyguards when they were attacked, pulling him out of the way

      • Eragon

        he didnt have time

    • Answers

      It would require to much magic

      • Guest

        Not really. If he used some of Roran’s energy to, Eragon could create, like, a little safety bubble (weird, I know, but just hear me out) around Roran until the rocks finish falling? Or, he could put Roran in the safety bubble and accessing Roran’s energy through Roran’s mind, push the bubble away to safety.

        Wow, that does sound weird. But it is just a thought.

  • Ktcjh

    JustMyOpinion there is something seriously wrong with u, did one of those rocks hit u in the head

    • JustMyOpinion

      NOTICE: Mental institutions are now accepting anyone willing to state an uncommon opinion as patients with “something wrong with them.” 

      So…what you, Ktcjh, are trying to say is that…anyone who actually expresses and then explains an opinion contrary to the norm is…somehow…twisted? Riiiiii-iiight. Good luck with that! I mean, where on the article does it say: “Must gush endless compliments and faun over every word”? It’s not as if I condemned the Inheritance series as a horrific disgrace to the field of literature due to its being a poorly constructed collage of plagiarized rubbish and trite imbecilic phrases rivalling cacophonies. I clearly said: 1. Roran does not die in that chapter 2. I was not impressed with the writing quality. Wait? Did I just say that again? Omg! Should I run for my to the nearest mental clinic? Clearly there’s something wrong with me…ARE YOU KIDDING?

      Like everyone here who is in raptures over the excerpt, I am simply stating my opinion. My opinion just happens to be less effusive and more analytical.

    • JustMyOpinion

      I though your comment about the rocks hitting my head was clever, though. 
      *note: no fictional rocks from Inheritance hit my head* (Just to be clear.)

  • Ktcjh

    ummm…..why a wry smile….anyways i wished he didnt die cuase he woulda made a great dragon rider, maby it’ll be maurghtag all over again.?.?!

  • Eragoninsanity

    OH MY FRIGGN’ GOD!!!!!!!
    RRRRRROOOOORRRRRAAAAANNNNN!!!!
    NNNNOOOOOOO!
    HE’S TOO YOUNG TO DIE!!!!!!!
    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Young007

    this exerpt was whack and a let down, CP is taking way too long to put this book out, its been 3 yrs!

    • at least we have a release date now, that’s better than nothing. just be patient.

    • at least we have a release date now, that’s better than nothing. just be patient.

    • Brittany

      I agree that it’s been too long, but I like the excerpt 🙂 It’s very suspensful

  • Dylan

    that’s epic, i swear

  • Jayson

    I dont think it killed roran, however i do believe the next dragon rider will be the child that eragon had attempted to bless as a baby, but ended up cursing the child

    • ??? Really? I dont, i think it will be rorans child

      • Ande

        I think it would be roran himself

    • josephli1998

      Man you guys are stupid it’s obviously arya. Green dragon, green eyes? Blue dragon, blur eyes? Green dragon, green magic, blue dragon, blue magic?

    • Spree321

      You share my beliefs

  • ThePrimebrook

    Is this the whole excerpt? I thought it was meant to be the first few pages of Book4 this looks like 1 page.

  • Vannet

    “pelting Roran with rocks, knocking him off balance and forcing him to stumble backward under the overhang of the doorway.” So if he’s under the overhand of the doorway when the wall falls, and since this is really early in book 4, it is very unlikely that roran would die at this point in the book (not saying he might eventually die later), but paolini wouldn’t just build up roran’s character only to have him die at the start of book 4 without any build up.  And because Roran was in a door frame when the wall “fell over” (not crashing down) it is obvious that he wall missed hitting him cause he was in the empty space of the falling wall caused by the doorway 

  • Teftakele

    Hey Guys I don’t think he will die because if you read Chapter 4 King Cat you will realize that he is still alive.
    I think he used the spell eragon gave him to push the rock away

    • but if you recall in book three, he couldn’t use any spells.
      You think he learned how to use magic in between books 3 and 4?

    • but if you recall in book three, he couldn’t use any spells.
      You think he learned how to use magic in between books 3 and 4?

  • JustMyOpinion

    –First of all, I really couldn’t care less if Roran dies. No. That’s not true. I hope he dies, because I don’t like him. I mean what sort of guy just lifts up heavy objects just for the fun of feeling his muscles? *gag* That made me cringe when I read that. Really? I mean, really? Let him die, I say. But he doesn’t in the first chapter, because he was mentioned in the excerpt released awhile ago. Oh well. 
    –Second of all, I don’t understand everyone freaking out. The pieces is really not that suspenseful for the above reason and way it was written. Maybe I’ve just been spoiled recently by reading actual literary artists like Dostoevsky, Remarque, Austen, McCarthy, L’Amour and Tolkien, but I was severely disappointed by the quality of the excerpt. It just seemed…like a raw cliche. No startling or clever descriptions. No original metaphors. The whole supporting character in a dire situation, eyes meeting, no words necessary to convey fear/acceptance/helplessness/etc, situation turns worse scene has no charm for me after the 900th time. How about something new? Like one of Saphira’s legs is crushed in the fall and she is rendered partially lame. I do not want that to happen, but it’s unexpected.
    –Don’t get me wrong. I think these are pretty cool stories, especially the first. For a teaser, though, I was expecting something with a little more meat/substance to it. Pretty much, conjecture is limited to how Roran will be rescued and no whether or not he will survive and what might be the ramifications of his death. Anything released with Murtagh (my fav. character by far) in it would DEFINITELY be a teaser.

    • Hhjfhg

      fuck you

      • JustMyOpinion

        “Profanity is the attempt of a lazy and feeble mind to express itself forcefully.”

        • Kanty

          look man, i just con’t get why people like you visit this site… i mean even in inheritance froums i see people accusing cp saying that he copies tolkien and stuff and that his writting sucks. so if you guys don’t like the way cp writes and just find his work an admirable achievement that you ‘respect’ and don’t like then why the fuck do you even bother to visit this forum ? and who do you think you are that can judge cp’s writing ? have you published 5 books ?

          • JustMyOpinion

            Read my reply to Kris as to why I “think I can judge CP’s writing.” Besides, I said I do like the books. They’re good and creative and exciting. I just think the excerpt was not the best piece of Paolini. The scene where Murtagh reveals himself in Eldest is awesome!

          • Ande

            All of you guys are imature. I might be saying that because im a girl but just becasue someone said that they didnt care for this paticular teaser and shares his opion doesnt mean other people can go off and write mean things to him. I mean come on grow up! They ask for our opions dont they well he gave his and you gave yours that doesnt  give you the excuse of being rude to someone you probaly dont even know. I loved the books and cant wait to see what happens to roran and i dont want him to ddie either but i think that putting murtagh in a teaser would good because we barely knew what happened to him after he got captured.yeh he has a dragon,and hes under galbatorix control but arent you a least bit interesed to know  what is he going to happen to him or what happened to him?

          • JustMyOpinion

            Whoah. I’m reeling in the surprise that there is actually one person alive besides me that seems to understand that discussion boards are not synonymous with gushing praise sessions. Hooray! Thank you soooo much for your comment. It was exactly the kind of response I was hoping to get, because you actually stated an opinion about the subject matter rather than some personal insult. 

            I will not be hypocritical, therefore, and only make personal comments. Murtagh is half the reason I’m reading these books, because I’m totally rooting for him to become the next king of Alagaesia (sp?) and I’m dying to know what happened to him after the Twins got him.

            P.S.
            I am actually LOLing, though, that everyone seems to think I’m a guy. Not sure why that is…

          • Ande

            when ever i put up comments for these things they think im a guy to cause of my name. i mean ande can be a girls name to.

          • Ande

            Whats wrong with giving an opinion? And thats why authors out these things up to get opinions right? well authors like getting critisim because it tells them what to write about that subject thta suit everyone one opinions and not just one

    • Kris

      Wow, I can’t wait to read the book you are writing. Obviously you are writing one and are the greatest author of all time, since you seem to know everything about writing and how to make a story good…

      • JustMyOpinion

        You must have misunderstood what I wrote, because I in no way compared CP to myself. That would be ludicrous, especially since I do not write professionally. However, I did compare CP to literary icons. What’s wrong with that? Works of art (I consider literature an art) should be compared to commonly accepted works of the masters. Modern sculptures created to appear realistic should be compared, for example, to Michelangelo. His statues are considered almost perfect. Why should the modern pieces be placed in an era bubble? To protect them from comparisons? Ridiculous! Comparisons and critiques are progression and improvement. CP submitted his works into the world of literature. They are not in some special aura shield that raises them upon a pedestal above comparison. I compared the Inheritance series, because I have the right to do so. Yeah. I said “right.” Anything that involves my time, money, or thought instantly is subject to my opinion. People judge movies when they decide if they want to see in in theaters, on DVD, or not at all. Does that make them movie experts or legendary directors? No. They are consumers who have the right to decide how they consume. I am a consumer of the Inheritance series, because I spent time, money, and thought on it. Therefore, I have the right to my opinion of it, without the requirement of being a critic with a doctorate in literature.

        Also, by condemning me, you are being highly hypocritical. The moment, the very moment, you decided the Inheritance series was exceptional and outstanding (as in the sense of standing above and apart from others), you judged. Do you have an qualifications do make that decision? Five published books? I doubt so, but I’m not demanding any prerequisites. 

    • keyo

      I’m sorry everyone is enititled to their opinion, but it seems that all you wanted to do is wine and complain. Thats the problem with this world Pompous people like you who don’t respect anything aside from your mouth.

      • JustMyOpinion

        How about instead of resorting to insults, you actually address the subject of the article? I agree that everyone is “enititled” to their opinion, though. Good point. Just saying that I’m “wining” and complaining is incorrect, because those offer no solution. I offered two opinions as to how I think the teaser could be improved. What part of my comment praised myself as on par with CP? I compared him to literary icons, not myself. Don’t put words where they don’t exist. As for respect…I wouldn’t waste my time commenting on anything I believed despicable and frivolous. Only works with any sort of depth to them can be discussed. I respect and love discussion and anything that can be truly discussion. Therefore, I respect the Inheritance series as a serious achievement and enjoyable set of stories, because there is a depth to them that enables debate.

      • Ande

        how is justmyopinion complainig? this person giving their opinion.  whats wrong with that?

    • Flenstarz

      fine then why are u buying the book and reading it? and complaining that he lifts the rock and u puked for that..!! what kind of a guy are U who knows that Roran lifts the rocks for his muscles and then buy the book and then complain on every thing and every one that he is yuk..!! ?  where do u stand dude?

      • JustMyOpinion

        Sorry if I respond somewhat incorrectly, but I had a hard time understanding what you wrote, because some of the sentences seemed squashed together. As I said in my first comment, I enjoyed the books. I was just disappointed in the excerpt. As in, I think the books are awesome and so was expecting SO much from the excerpt, that this little piece seemed anticlimactic since Roran does not die due to the wall falling on him. I do stand by my opinion, though, that the writing was not up to the high par I remember from CP and am used to from other authors. Read my to Kris for further explanation.

        • JustMyOpinion

          mistake: “Read my REPLY to Kris for further explanation.”

        • JustMyOpinion

          As for the Roran lifting objects to feel his muscles, it’s in Brisingr. I can’t look up the page, because I lent my copy to a friend, and I can’t find where on the internet. I believe it’s near the beginning of the book–when Roran is getting ready to go on a raid, before he is whipped and before the marriage.

    • hmm

      DUde, you really suck. I thought it was awesome and i hope roran does not die because I on the other hand LOVE him!

      • JustMyOpinion

        Why so serious? No need to get personal here. The rest of your comment is cool though.

    • Eragoninsanity

      shutttttuup, u popyface!
      you try wrighting a ful lanth novel! it ant’ easy!!!!

    • Hrash0

      Haha dude, all the replies to your comments are ridiculously immature.

      • JustMyOpinion

        I totally agree! The ones with profanity and derogatory terms are particularly and scornfully so. Just saying…

        Question to commenters: why no response to my response?

    • Ande

      I agree that they should have posted a better teaser, but that doesnt mean roran should die. besides roran plays a large part in book 3 and if he dies now what do you think would happen? Murtagh is not my abosulute favorite charaecter but im intrigued by him and his life with galbatorix think think that they should more teaser involving him.

      • JustMyOpinion

        What do I think would happen if Roran dies? Katrina would be destroyed for a bit…maybe become a warrior woman even Galby would learn to fear. Perhaps, she would have a miscarriage and so open the door for someone else to marry her (don’t want that!). Eragon would go through another period of unbelievable pain and rage, lending him power and concentration. I mean, Eragon was able to attack Murtagh when Eragon was all but dead with fatigue. What would he be able to do when he lost the only real family member he has left? The Varden would lose an excellent though conceited commander. He’d become a martyr/rallying figure. Maybe his death would cause Eragon to seek the VOS more desperately to try to bring back Roran. Other than that…not much. Roran wasn’t a Rider, so there wouldn’t be that devastation. He was not a leader of any faction. He was not an ambassador. He was not a magician. He was not publicly known to be the descendant of kings (if he is at all).

        More Murtagh? ABSOLUTELY!!!!

        • Ande

          Your probaly right about eragon but katrina wouldnt do that she would probaly leave the vardan to go to a near by village or something

          • Ande

            But dont you think that roran could be the last rider? i mean its a long shot but roran could be the last rider.

  • Sonofposeidon26

    My first question is how high up they are. Secondly the only thing big/strong enough that’s still alive to break down a wall is a dragon. This has to be Thorn and Mutaugh. No way Roran is dead, Paolini won’t let him die until the third egg hatches. To put to rest any crazy theroies that Arya isn’t the third rider. He’s fine, he’s just throwing us a bone with a little suspense tied on.

  • dragongirl

    oh and plus he grins before he falls hinting that he has a plan in mind….my guess he makes a jump for it and ends up hanging off a ledge

    • Athena121053

      I think he grins, to tell Eragon that he’s alright with dying. Not that he has a plan, but because he didn’t want Eragon to be really upset.

  • dragongirl

    pf….he’s not dead too important….its like those tv show previews they always want you to think that an important character is going to die

  • Rider of Fangs

    Paolini better show descriptions of the characters. I’ve completely forgotten what they looked like. Sort of boring in my opinion. Read in ‘editor’ mode.

    • Dagen Shellenberger

      Right before each new book came out, I reread the others. It doesn’t take nearly as long to do as the first time you read them because you already know the rough of the story. When you do that, I find people see things they didn’t see before, and it refreshes your memory of the characters and all the other smaller developing plots that didn’t seem important at the time, but (after reading it again) may turn into larger and more important aspects of the story. The amazing thing about his books is that I never seem to be in a mood where I don’t want to read them. his writing style is so rounded including action, humor, good plot development, strong characters (though the elf’s annoying habit of covering over their emotions does bleach their characters of life). I’m a rabid, ravenous reader, I’ll start from 4 in the morning to 11 at night doing nothing but reading. But I go through swings. Sometimes I want some adventure, sometimes I want the rich (long) and descriptive kid of reading that you often get in writers like Tolkien. But no matter what mood I’m in, I always find Brisinger in particular, to fit whatever style I’m looking for.

  • extremeblarg

    Maybe last minute rescue by an elf/Angela/Solembum/other?

  • Philmeyering

    maybe Roran will finally use magic…. you never know … Eragon was in a stressful situation when his magic happened… and Roran is about to become a nice thin slice of Baloney … i think thats stressful enough … 

  • guest

    its not a miracle.  Roran is in the doorway, when the wall falls sideways, its going to fall as a single wall rather than breaking apart into individual stones.  Since he’s in the doorway, the whole wall will fall around him leaving him just fine in the open doorway.  For some reason, stones aren’t going to be falling and tumbling everywhere like a whole wall shrapnel grenade, but that’s the genre, fantasy.  Completely unrealistic, but we’re dealing with magics and dragons anyway.

  • Tessa

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!

  • ♥♥Saphira♥♥

    Ahhhh! The suspense! I’m pretty sure that Roran hasn’t died, because, yeah, he came back in the fourth chapter…maybe by some miracle Saphira comes and saves him or something like that… 😛

    • Saphira212

      where did u read that he comes back in the forth chapter?

      • Kaylee

        He doesn’t come back come back. If you read the King Cat chapter, Roran is there standing next to Angela.

      • Eragoninsanity

        a little wile ago, cp realeaced the 3rd chapter of book 4. (called inheritance!!!!) you can look it up online. its awesme!

  • Stephent214

    Now I’m too hungry for more to do anything else but imagin what came before and what comes next. I shouldn’t have read that….

  • JKEisRad

    Is it November yet?

  • Chaosmagicka

    “pelting Roran with rocks, knocking him off balance and forcing him to stumble backward under the overhang of the doorway.”

    This shows him back in the door way, the wall is falling away from the castle and away from the door way. Maybe its just me, but i dont think it even hits him, with or without magic assistance.

    • Hjw231

      I didn’t think of that!

  • Lenzman2

    Waiting impatiently for november 8

  • Cassandra Drottningu

    Not Cool you can’t kill roran! It would be wrong on so many levels and he’s Eragon”s cousin i don’t find it reasonable to kill him off in the last book

  • Wolf

    Bahh, Kill him… Im not a Fan of him… (No Offence XD )

  • namename1231

    OMG

  • Go2hell

    I agree with Adilahmed51. Lets just wait for the book.

  • Adilahmed51

    just shut your mouth close and wait for the book to be released!

  • Dragonseer08

    Come on the next rider is Roran. Aside from the fact that the next egg is green and for some reason green fits Roran, one of the only rider swords left is green and heavy on the end, like a….HAMMER.  What is Rorans weapon… A HAMMER.

    • Hjw231

      but think. If roran becomes a rider. He will out live both his Wife and baby. How would that feel? He would out live what he has lived for all his life…

    • guest

      what about arya and her green magic
      also the point about Katrina and the baby is valid

    • Mark_barton2

      He cant be the next rider as it explains in the other books Eragon will also be in some way attracted to the rider of the  green dragon because of the link between the riders and dragons. And it would be a bit weird him be attracted to his cousin this is also the reason why the green dragon will be Saphira mate and not thorn or galbs dragon. Meaning most likely people to be next rider is some one that he respects or is already attracted too.  

  • Brisingr

    OMG MAJOR teaser. I have been reading Fanfics and a really good one is sapphire after scarlet .
    I reckon the green rider will be Arya.

  • Mr. Anonymous

    It’s a cliffhanguh! no pun intended with the wall thing

  • Drummerboy0305

    People, as I said before, Roran is mentioned specifically standing next to Angela in King Cat, THREE CHAPTERS LATER!!!!! OK?   He survives…………………Period.  And no, the transportation spell nearly killed Arya when she sent the egg inadvertently to Eragon.  That kind of spell would killnearly every one of the elves pretecting Eragon including himself.  It’ll have to be by some amazing luck or something along those lines.

    • Rblax

      well if he only moves him like 5 feet them it wont take a lot of energy, because Arya transported it across the world

      • Montaru10

        distance doesn’t matter with that spell, size does, Orimis says so when he’s teaching it to Eragon.

        • Rblax

          well it would take as much energy as physical doing it, and moving something 5 feet and 100’s of miles is a big differnence.

          • Donaldsonsboy

            Come on dude re-read brisingr seriously if you don’t know what your talking about don’t talk about it your making a fool of yourself. The page number is 480 please read it. “Most forms of magic,” said Oromis, “require ever more energy to sustain as the distance between you and your target increases. However, that is not the case in this particular instance. It would require the same amount of energy to send the rock in my hand to the other side of that stream as it would to send it all the way to the Southern Isles. For that reason, the spell is most useful when you need to transport an item with magic across a distance so vast, it would kill you to move it normally through space.

          • Rblax

            Sorry, I misread that part

          • Aditya

            Eragon can move Roran with a normal spell to move objects and not use what arya used to move the Egg. Eragon did contemplate moving Roran in Eldest when Roran was fighting the twins. Eragon did not know how to use the spell Arya used to move the egg in Eldest. Eragon does know how to do it and will do it using normal spell to move objects. 

          • Kris

            Why does Eragon need to use magic at all? Did nobody notice the part that said he was standing in a DOORFRAME….could the door be…um…open?????

          • Aditya

            Eragon can move Roran with a normal spell to move objects and not use what arya used to move the Egg. Eragon did contemplate moving Roran in Eldest when Roran was fighting the twins. Eragon did not know how to use the spell Arya used to move the egg in Eldest. Eragon does know how to do it and will do it using normal spell to move objects. 

          • Rblax

            Who do you think the next rider will be?

          • guest

            arya
            then their dragons can be lovers and so can they

          • RegalGhost

            no point Ayra doesnt need to be a rider she is immotal too and she does like him but wont make a move because of how important he is and not wanting him to focus on her instead of his real goal

          • Donaldsonsboy

            One of the elf children in Ellesmera they were practically teaming with magic, though Arya is a good choice. They might get eggs later on.

          • guest1010

            Yes but Eragon doesn’t have to use that spell. If he did then he’s just stupid because it would be a major waste of energy. If he was to move Roran a short distance like that it would be easier to use physical means, like blasting him with wind from the back or something. That would take very little energy in comparison with teleporting Roran. That would be retarded.

          • Donaldsonsboy

            I agree absolutely i was just helping Rblax with his knowledge of Inheritance Gramarye

          • Donaldsonsboy

            Also your not physically doing it otherwise whatever you move would simply lift and go there not disappear then reappear with a loud bang and fire. He’s sending it through space time not physical reality. Think about it.

    • Das

      actaully thats because she sent the stone very far. He wouldve moved roran only a  good 50 meters maybe. not miles.

      • Afasdf

        nevermind

      • Afasdf

        nevermind

      • Donaldsonsboy

        Retard get your lore right, it’s not the distance the object is transported it’s the size. Re-read Brisingr if you have too.

      • Donaldsonsboy

        Retard get your lore right, it’s not the distance the object is transported it’s the size. Re-read Brisingr if you have too.

    • Das

      actaully thats because she sent the stone very far. He wouldve moved roran only a  good 50 meters maybe. not miles.

    • RegalGhost

       i agree but eragon could just throw him out of the way… he hurled how many urgals in book 1 and he how much stronger now but main point he does survive at least for while not that he isnt one that might die later…. which i think glader is one of the deaths after its all over he would want to anyway

  • Cristhian M.

    Eragon could’ve used the transportation spell he learned from Oromis.

  • Casey Rocks!

    omg! im freaking out right now! this cant happen! If Roran dies Eragon willl go mad or something and then we will all be doomed! only if there was one or two more sentences to read!

    • Brisingr

      He doesnt die because in King Cat he was still around then and that was  chapter 4 this is pages from chpter 1

  • Casey Rocks!

    omg! im freaking out right now! this cant happen! If Roran dies Eragon willl go mad or something and then we will all be doomed! only if there was one or two more sentences to read!

  • Squirrelsrawesome

    nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

  • Emeraldi

    Roran cant die… hes married with a baby on the way and Eragons brother

  • Arya

    Gah…. gah…… gah…… But, Roran CAN’T die! First, it would tear Eragon apart. Second, he just can’t die! Third, THAT WAS FROM THE FIRST FEW PAGES?! *is pacing* Oh gods…. November had better come quickly! 

  • Arya

    Gah…. gah…… gah…… But, Roran CAN’T die! First, it would tear Eragon apart. Second, he just can’t die! Third, THAT WAS FROM THE FIRST FEW PAGES?! *is pacing* Oh gods…. November had better come quickly! 

    • Rblax

      roran is in the4th chapter he didnt die

  • Person2847543yiu

    MAAAGGIIIIC, USE MAAAAGGIIIC. o.o o.o o.o o.o o.o o.o o.o

    • Brisingr

      Nope magic isnt Roran and it will never be. There would be to many magician characters in the story and would get to complicated and crowded

  • Guest

    Who wants to bet that this is just a dream? Especially since this is the first chapter.

    • Brisingr

      The discriptions to real and why would eragon dream about if hes got a way to escpape

    • RegalGhost

      that is actually something i hadnt though of and seeing how its from chapter one it would make sense

  • Skymon77

    I should not have read that should not have read that!!! I’m not going to have a good summer now all depressed that Roran is dead or not dead….. yay….. NOT!

  • Not that exciting. Everyone knows Roran is going to live. >_>

  • Nina SvitKona

    He CAN’T be dead! More in book 4…! 🙂 

  • Anonymous

    :DDDDDDD

  • Dark Lord of Darkness

    Eragon, Arya, and Blödhgarm could easily hold the wall up with magic for Roran to escape.  If Roran dies, Eragon would be in a morose mood for the rest of the novel: he lost his uncle and his half-brother to the war (in different ways) and look how that’s affected him.  Hmm… if Roran DOES die, maybe Bridgit (the woman whose husband the Ra’zac ate) would shift her grudge to Eragon.  Heck, maybe she sabotaged the wall to kill Roran…

  • Silkver9935

    dream

  • Sophinou13

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ToT

  • birta

     stupid Paolini he’s got me unbelivably exited and I was exited already

  • Bob

    I really don’t think Roran is dead. Chris might kill him but not in the first chapter.

    • guest

      thats the fourth chapter

      • Punitk

        This is an excerpt of the 1st chapter

  • Bdbelley

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Mariana Proni

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO T-T

  • Larka

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! PLEASE! NOT RORAN! THIS IS A CREUL chapter :/ very horrible and cruel and mean and…no no no no why does Roran have to flipping die! Wait…this is the beginning right? So….the extract from chapter four…roran was alove wasnt he? OMD HE ISNT DEAD!!!!! ERAGON FLIPPING SAVE YOUR COUSIN!!!!!

    • Arya

      Actually….. I just read through that chapter and Roran wasn’t mentioned at all. 

      • Emeraldi

        LIAR

  • Hopesy97

    OK… So the magician that was killed was in some way helping to support the walls of the keep (My guess is Belatona Keep). When Blódhgarm killed that magician the keep started to collapse. The varden scattered BUT somewhere still left, Roran one of them. The wall collapses with Roran and a number of varden still trapped…
    Now I think the rest of the chapter will either be Saphira OR Glaedr’s Eldunari OR even both, will go all dragon magic on that keeps arse, so stopping it from killing them in other words. That or Eragon, Arya and/or Blodhgarm will almost kill themselves saving Roran. Or Roran dies, but I highly doubt that will happen.

  • Pfrushell

    if hes dead im gonna freak the fuck out man

  • :)

    pretty sure iv been waiting 3 years for this book! now its here AT LAST!
    Im pumped 😀
    sounds EPIC as usual :)))
    eragon<3

  • Hpsownsck

    i’ve thought since i read Eldest, Roran should become King after Galbatorix is unseated…  If he dies…  I really don’t want to think about it!! LOL

  • Ravipandey

    Truly C.P.wants us to read his last book and he knows that  its very interesting,
    well maybe galbatorix has used some sort of magic to distract eragon and yes i think roran will die

    • Yaserafriend

      Roran’s alive in chapter 4

  • Kvartha

    Roran’s gonna dive forward and survive. noise caused by stressed metal, crack caused by shade’s death? Book 4 is gonna be awesome.

  • Kvartha

    Roran’s gonna dive forward and survive. noise caused by stressed metal, crack caused by shade’s death? Book 4 is gonna be awesome.

  • grady smith

    i agree with sarah gael  i really want the book now instead of in november

  • A-perry

    Dream

  • Sarah Gael

    Now I just want to read the book… I don’t want to wait till November!! Please please please can we have it now 😀

  • Drummerboy0305

    ….it’s simple the wall fell forward and the doorway protected him.  After the wall falls the varden will see him standing there when the dust settles.     I rest my case.

  • Drummerboy0305

    Ummmmm People! Roran lives.  If you’ve read the King Cat exerpt from chapter four you would know that he does.  This exerpt is from the first chapter so, I you go back and look you find out that Roran is in the audience chamber standing next to Angela. So….. that’s it. End-o-discussion. As for this situation he’s in, the front wall with the door at the middle, and with Roran right in the doorway, It’s simple

    • Emeraldi

      WHAT? i nevr saw that!

  • Shadeslayer

    Ohhhh my Gods. How can he leave us with an ending like that??? I’m dying!

    Anyway, from the looks of it, it’s quite possible that Roran is going to die. Or maybe he comes very close to it…we can’t be sure about anything. But the ‘fear and helplessness’ part really makes it seem like Roran knows he’s going to die…which means he’s going to die, right? Okay, that didn’t really make any sense.

    Also, 
    Eragon swept his gaze over the courtyard twice before he noticed a faint puff of dust rising up the wall of the keep from a foot-wide crack….
    it says ‘keep’. Keep for what? My friend and I thought maybe Eldunari…maybe they were making the shrill noise too, but I think that’s too vague. I feel like I’ve read about the shrill squeal somewhere before though…seems really really familiar… 😛

    But that was an AMAAZING excerpt!! I really hope Roran doesn’t die though, I liked him. 🙁 Ahh, can’t wait for this book! <3

    • SpiritFlare

      Well I remember a mind-squeel from those not-dragons in Eldest. The flying creatures from when Eragon was traveling with the dwarves?   It also could quite possibly be a relative of the ra’zac o.o

    • Spree321

      The shrill noise you are referring to is when Saphira hatched from the egg in book one. But i dont see CP bringing this new dragon into the book so early. And i also believe that Elva is the most likely candidate for being the new Rider. Which is why she is already imprinted with the Gedwey ignasia

  • funnyguy42

    bout time

  • mwolf

    That’s all!?!  What about his child, his promise to return to Carvahall, Katrina??  

  • mwolf

    That’s all!?!  What about his child, his promise to return to Carvahall, Katrina??  

  • E&S

    uggghhhh mea terrible teaser

    • Mikael Smiyh73

      ooppsss mean

    • Mikael Smiyh73

      ooppsss mean

  • Perseus

    That’s it?

  • Veronika Bayer

    The safest place to be in an earthquake (indoors) is under a doorway!! Roran will live….

  • ASH

    I swear I will hunt CP down if Rohan dies!!!!

    • ASH

      sorry Roran

    • ASH

      sorry Roran

      • XxxX

        Riders of Rohan!!!!

        • Casey rocks!

          Your rock omg!

    • Aloha!

      I will jion you! We can go on a manhunt until we find him and tell him that he should let Roran live!

  • Teranis117

    actually at the beginning Eragon knew Brisignr because Brom had spoken it when he lit the fire and it was mentioned that Eragon over heard that. Also Roran does indeed know the ancient language, remember when he got aggravated and threw the rock he was trying to levitate with magic on the off-hand chance he HAD magic? That as well as there is the unspoken rule that a main character cannot die unless there will be relationship drama, and only rarely does the series even notice Katrina, or the second option for main characters to die is when the Mentor is no longer needed, such as Brom’s death

  • Teranis117

    actually at the beginning Eragon knew Brisignr because Brom had spoken it when he lit the fire and it was mentioned that Eragon over heard that. Also Roran does indeed know the ancient language, remember when he got aggravated and threw the rock he was trying to levitate with magic on the off-hand chance he HAD magic? That as well as there is the unspoken rule that a main character cannot die unless there will be relationship drama, and only rarely does the series even notice Katrina, or the second option for main characters to die is when the Mentor is no longer needed, such as Brom’s death

  • Teranis117

    actually at the beginning Eragon knew Brisignr because Brom had spoken it when he lit the fire and it was mentioned that Eragon over heard that. Also Roran does indeed know the ancient language, remember when he got aggravated and threw the rock he was trying to levitate with magic on the off-hand chance he HAD magic? That as well as there is the unspoken rule that a main character cannot die unless there will be relationship drama, and only rarely does the series even notice Katrina, or the second option for main characters to die is when the Mentor is no longer needed, such as Brom’s death

    • Shadeslayer

      That’s possible…but Roran was’t able to do magic write? So…there’s equal chance that he could have died..

  • jimmy

    wow that was really disappointing. I thought it was gonna be a long excerpt like king cat

    • Perseus

      Someone has some sense.

  • Poco the Asian Rhino

    Roran cant die because he’s in the fourth chapter “King Cat” and so he has to survive, unless its all a flash back to when the cat comes.

  • Uncreative Name

    nooooo roran! i really hope he didnt die

  • Anonymous

    Maybe angela saves roran, or probably eragon together with Saphira, aren, the elves under eragon’s command, and arya will be able to stop the wall from falling. also paolini wouldn’t give us part of a chapter now and finish it how it look the things will happen so probably Roran won’t die. roran might be able to use magic because he’s about to die and that will give him the shock he needs to use magic. also Roran knows the words Sern risa which means rise rock. he wouldn’t be able to sustain the entire wall but he might be able to stop part of the wall from crushing him. as for Why eragon doesn’t save him before the wall falls, the answer is that he only sees Roran half a second before the wall starts to fall. eragon might just transport roran and the rest of the soldiers away from the wall with a wordless spell like he did In brisingr. the possibilities are endless but in most of then roran doesn’t get killed. sorry for the spelling mistakes

    • Perseus

      Yeah, but I think that it was the opening of the VOS or something.  If you read ahead on Shurtugal you see that ther’s some interesting stuff; any of those could have been this dilemma.

    • Emeraldi

      the magicians cant risk that… theyre fighting, so they need their energy

    • Emeraldi

      the magicians cant risk that… theyre fighting, so they need their energy

      • Anonymous

        They would. they are under eragons control and if Roran dies it will take
        weeks before Eragon will get his moral up to keep on fighting the empire. he
        might even kill part of Du vrangr gata for not helping Roran.

    • Emeraldi

      the magicians cant risk that… theyre fighting, so they need their energy

  • Sam livingston

    Butt

  • Samlivingston

    butt

  • Maddiejaneeiloveherr

    …………..maybe roran turned evil.

  • Anishjoshi15

    Maybe Roran instinctively uses magic…?

    • Michal Dubianski96

      i love that idea

  • Maddiejaneeiloveherr

    novemberr 7thh. absolutelyy CANNOTT waitt.

    • esasaki

      actually its november 8th isnt it? Unless you’re going to the midnight opening.

    • its november 8th idiot

  • Anonymous

    I liked that teaser…

  • Anna Schulze

    no, Chris, you’re not the only one noticing. and i don’t think roran will die. and did i miss something – since when is roran able to perform magic? he tried with that stone, but it didnt work, and furthermore he wouldn’t know the words of the ancient language to stop the wall from falling (even with the help of aren) without making anything wrong! as to the following rider, i suppose it will be angela – just a feeling.

    • Tre-cool-iss

      well as you saw at the first book, eragon didn’t know any words from the ancient language either but when the time came he summoned the apporopriate spell spontaneously. same thing may be with roran

  • Chris

    Am i the only one who’s noticed that Roran’s standing “under the overhang of the doorway”, which would mean that the wall would just fall around him?

  • Samjbetts

    Cruel

  • Amethyst Rose

    Noo! Not Roran! Let’s all hope he got out of the way! I guess we’ll have to wait until November to find out… 🙁

  • Roaddogg715

     Wow…. That was a cruel, cruel teaser….

  • Roaddogg715

     Wow…. That was a cruel, cruel teaser….

    • Gabs

      i agree it ruined my day i shouldnt have read it 🙁 
      now i really cant wait for the last book… and if roran is 
      seriously dead ill go insane! what about katrina and 
      the baby? he is also a valuable warrior for the varden.. 

  • Ccullen34

    just to pick on something benjiwade said,cp stated that he would introduce a new race i think that maybe it is not a new race but an old one we havnt met yet when oromis tells eragon about the grey folk and tells him after the spell they wrought to bond the ancient language to magic that there magic witherd out and that they inergrated themselves into other cultures and citys. so ibeleive that angela is one the grey folk and tenga aswell. also well im here id just like to ask what people think the menoa tree took or will ask him (eragon) for i have small inkling that the tree or specifically linnea wants out of the tree and i also beleive that inthe vault of souls lies the first eragons, dragons eldunari lies in there because glaedr tells eragon that the eldunari gets bigger the older the dragon and it wold have had a lot of time to saturate itself with  energy please feel free to tell me wearher you think im right wwrong or just a raving lunatic.

    • GiacomoOGRE

      I think the vault of souls will be in galbatorix’s castle.

    • Carol

      I asked Chrisopher myself while getting my books signed about the Menoa tree, and all he would tell me was that what the tree took would be addressed in Inheritance.  As he said, “Sorry, but you will just have to read it.”  He wasn’t being mean, just mysterious.  As anyone who was at the Q&A would attest, he answered a lot of questions, but was not open with  his answers.  For the most part, without giving you the answer you really wanted, he did tell you that it would be addressed in Inheritance.  It was a great Q & A.

      • Ccullen34

        thanks for that carol at least i know my question will actually be answered in inheritance:)

  • Karenbiggs01

    I don’t think Roran will die, Eragon won’t let it happen, he probably would use magic

    • Guest

      I agree, but i think that Roran will *use* his own power. CP had him practicing moving a rock in the last book didn’t he? Coincidence?? I think not!

  • Kaylee

    But isn’t Roran there in the King Cat chapter? I don’t remember ‘cuz it’s been a while since i’ve read the chapter, but i’m pretty sure that Roran is there.

    • Shadeslayer

      No, I don’t think he is. 🙁

      • Guest

        Hmm… well, then killing off Roran this soon, not to mention the *way* he died is kind of a let down. I mean, given the way CP took Roran’s character in the previous novels, i have to admit that i kinda saw Roran dyeing a completely different way than by a rock slide.

        No, actually, i take that back. I saw Roran becoming king, and dyeing of old age. And if that didn’t happen than dyeing in battle… But certainly not by a rock slide!!!

  • Torreykendra

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Inheritancefan

    This says the first several pages of the book from the first chapter, “Into the Breach”, however, the writing above not not enough to even fill one side of a page. Where is the rest of the chapter. Is there more to it?

  • Zach

    if Roran were to die it would kill off alot of readers, I don’t think Paolini would leave Katrina a widow…if he did I would be quite dissapointed thuogh it would add alot of things to the story that would make it more intrusting it would also kill off A very main character and possible alienate Katrina from the story..I hope Roran does not die.

  • EJ

    Didn’t Oromis teach Eragon how to move objects, like Arya transported Saphira’s egg?  Maybe Eragon could transport Roran out of the way….

    • eman_8D

      no as he weighs too much

    • eman_8D

      no as he weighs too much

      • Benjiwade

        That wasnt going to stop him when he was fighting Murtagh the first time and he seen Roran approaching the twins

      • Anonymous

        he could use Aren

  • Benjiwade

    Is this in the first chapter? Because if it is, then Roran doesnt die as he is mentioned to be standing in the room when Nasuada meets with Grimmr Halfpaw in the fourth chapter King Cat. The noise seems to me, to be akin to the sound that the Ra’zac’s mounts can make, but more powerful. It is possible that it could be from a never before seen creature as CP said that he will introduce a new creature in the book. The crack in the wall could have been caused because of the sound. It is possible because sound can smash glass if it is generated at a certain frequency so why not other materials?. If this chapter is in the start of the book, then it is obvious where it is set, in the keep of Feinster because that is where the end of Brisingr was set and it would be inpractical for CP to make the books be set apart by a number of weeks, which is how long it takes for the Varden to travel to a new location. It is most likely, that if CP was to make Roran have any magical power, that it would show as the wall is falling on him because if Eragon or Arya were going to save him, then they would have done it before the wall fell. Therefore it is likely that Roran’s power will show now because the only words of the Ancient Language he knows are Stenr Risa (stone rise) and because the wall is made entirely of stone, then the words would form the perfect spell for him to save himself and only magic can now do that. Also the first time that Eragon used magic, it was when his life was in peril. Roran’s life is now in peril and as Brom said that it was putting someone under extreme pressure which normallr triggered their ability to use magic, having your life in danger is exactly the type of pressure needed to trigger magic. 

    • Anonymous

      But Roran wouldn’t have the strength to stop an entire wall from falling. the most likely hypothesis is that eragon will use aren to stop the rocks from falling. or maybe you are right and roran will form the spell but eragon will have to use Aren to give Roran the energy to do it.

      • Benjiwade

        Why not? The strength of a person’s magic depends on their body strength and Roran’s strength is above average so if he did use magic, he would have around the same amount of strength as Eragon at the end of the first book. By the end of Eragon, Eragon was collapsing solid stone tunnels so if he could do that he could lift a wall for a short amount of time and Roran’s magical strength would equal or be greater so he could hold the wall.

        • Anonymous

          yh but collapsing a tunnes is easier that holdin an etire wall up. roran
          couldn’t do that, also roran isn’t stronger than a human he’s just much more
          determined.

    • Redwall_rocks

      eragon can only use magic cause its in his blood and because of saphira. roran does not have rider in his blood and does not have a dragon so how will he have magic? also he had tons of perilous situations before where his magic could have shown itself

  • Dhughes

    I think that Cristopher Paolini did make the best choice in that MAYBE allowing Roran to die. Did anyone forget the debt he owed Birgit (?) over the death of her husband? Maybe this way, he is repaying the debt in full. Besides, with Katrina being pregnant and all, his son (or daughter) will live on (hopefully) and perhaps, they will both be taken care of by the varden and/or the villagers of Carvahall that survive the conflict. As regards the new dragon rider, my money is on nasuada, not arya, for a few reasons. First, he seems to get along much better with Nasuada, mainly because they are similar in age (I think). Second, Arya has flat out said that they could never be together and if they were, it would not be right. Remember, everyone, she is over one hundred years old. This would be equivalent to an eighty year old man dating a five year old. This is a morbid and disgusting example, but an apt one. Finally, I think that the vault of souls is the repository that Galbatorix has for himself. With the help of Glaedr talking to the Dragons with his mind, I think the dragons, together, could summon enough magic and send themselves into the void; robbing galbatorix of his power forever. Wouildn’t this be the most njopble of sacrifice that the dragons could do for the freedom of Alagaesia? Just a thought; however, I want to read the book like everyone else and find out. Can’t wait!

    • Anonymous

       Roran will probably not die. And if Nasuada were to become the ridereragon would have to reach her the ancient language and have her training for months. thats the problem with also the other Candidates. only the character that can do magic are actually eligible as riders, so that the training will take weeks rather than months. also age isn’t that relevant. arya said that she and eragon couldn’t be together when eragon wasn’t fully educated. Now that he knows all the Elfish customs and has read a lot she might reconsider. Anyway remember how Brisingr ended Arya was In eragons arms. if oromis had died in the beginning of eldest that wouldn’t have happened. i’m still betting on arya. also nasuada just doesn’t sound right for eagon. i think that they’re feelings are more towards sister and brother.

  • Emeric

    Inheritance is going to be THIS *showing with my arms* epic! I’m dying to read the conclusion of one of the best series ever made. And with Christopher’s skills, the end is hopefully going to be brilliant and not what anyone had expected! 😀

  • Emeric

    Inheritance is going to be THIS *showing with my arms* epic! I’m dying to read the conclusion of one of the best series ever made. And with Christopher’s skills, the end is hopefully going to be brilliant and not what anyone had expected! 😀

    • Arunims

      its true because CP’s ideas r equally different like the forums….

  • Dama Lunnaris

    i think that eragon thinks that roran dies but he doesn’t die. galby will find him almost dead and cures him. then he breaks into his mind and make him powerful and makes him try to capture eragon…
    it’s not nice but it’s interesting.

  • Sethcohenn

    The noise is either a dragon or a new mythical creature.. I hope it’s the second one .. it’d be interesting

  • Workman_bev

    Eragon or Arya better have moved Roran or otherwise saved him with their powers or the whole story seems vulnerable.  It is maddening that Katrina would suffer more too.

    • Workman_bev

      I have a theory, In Eragon, Brom mentions a name that if it could be found, it could control everything in the ancient launguage, In Brisingr The Raa’ zack mention “He’s almost found the name!” Then Tenga’s Question could be the name! Eragon has to realize this and start looking!

    • Workman_bev

      I have a theory, In Eragon, Brom mentions a name that if it could be found, it could control everything in the ancient launguage, In Brisingr The Raa’ zack mention “He’s almost found the name!” Then Tenga’s Question could be the name! Eragon has to realize this and start looking!

  • Anonymous

    i believe that eragon will push roran with
    magic….or roran will say “stern risa” (as we saw that eragon teached
    him that) and the stone wall will go away

    • Anonymous

      yh but roran doesn’t have the strength to stop a wall from falling. Even eragon couldn’t do that. I think that Roran will word the spell but that saphira and eraon (using aren) give roran the strength to do it.

  • Anonymous

    i believe that eragon will push roran with
    magic….or roran will say “stern risa” (as we saw that eragon teached
    him that) and the stone wall will go away

  • Gum Jacket

    Vault of Souls. He’ll come back, as i expect Brom will. Even if the VOS is just a way to talk to the dead as i suspect, then maybe Eragon can speak with Selena and the first Eragon?

    • Anonymous

      i doubt that the VOS gives you the possibility to bring people back from the dead or else th book would end there. eragon would bring back all the elves, riders, dwarves and humans that had died fighting Galby and then together they would cast a spell that would kill galby because of all the strength they would put in it of it.

  • Phoenix_Fire

    Paolini is very cruel how can he keep us in the dark for almost 6 months!!!!

  • Trees_dont_bark

    i think the squeal was some sort of creature :O

  • Anaxronizm

    In the Inheritance world, one’s magical strength is limited to his body’s strength. Can you imagine the kind of power superman would have if he was there and could use magic.! Galbatorix finished in a snap with all his eldunaris and no need for a dragon, shield, sword et al. 

    • Anonymous

      ????? you completely carzy? do you even remotely believe that paolini will bring Superman into Inheritance 

  • Smy

    I don’t believe that Katrina could be Queen. Uh. She’s too weak (I read somwhere here that she’s strong and independet, but the truth is that she got caught by the Ra’zac – which is pretty normal – but she acted like a little lady in pain. The only thing that gives her strength is Roran and now maybe the little baby. But still, I don’t believe she’s strong enough to rule whole Alagaësia, especially because there’s needed lot of knowledge, not only a good will. A Queen/King needs to know about politics, battle techniques etc.)

    The best solution would be if there’s no kingdom, obviously. It could be a democratic council at the end, with the leaders of the different places as members.

    In any case, if some human must be Queen, that must be Nasuada – she’s really strong and independent (not Katrina *sigh*) and she’s also intelligent and focused. She knows how to make politics. She knows strategies in the battle field. She would be ideal. I don’t see a man occupying the King place sincerely. Not even Roran.

    Will Roran die? well, I don’t think so. My hunch is that he’s the guy screaming when eragon and the other person leaves. And that other person would be Arya.

    I just read The Belgariad and I loved it, so don’t expect too much excitement from me about this.

    • Davdr89

      Katrina being weak is your opinion. Which is based on nothing. Just about any other human would be overcome and captured by the Ra’zac. Not to mention she was sleeping and they drug her from her bed. Even Eragon was no match for the Ra’zac when he first encountered them. I’m sure if you were caught by a flesh eating monster and dragged off to some dark and dank lair inside a mountain you would act like a little lady in pain as well. She didn’t even see sunlight for God knows how long. What did you expect her to do, escape by herself from a fortress and two insectile beast with superhuman strength and agility? If she’s strong enough to survive being thrust into a full-scale war, the total destruction of her home and prolonged captivity in absolute darkness without breaking or going completely insane, than I think it’s pretty safe to say she’s strong enough to be a queen. She wouldn’t need to know beforehand how to make policies, that’s what advisers are for, she wouldn’t need to have a firm grasp on battle tactics beforehand, that’s what generals are for. It’s called education. She would simply need to be educated.

      I don’t see how having no kingdom at all would be the best solution, nor do I think founding a democratic Alagaesia is in any way realistic. I also don’t think Nasuada is the only human alive who is fit to rule Alagaesia. King Orrin is strong, independent, intelligent, focused and politically savvy. He also understands the tactics of war. I name him because he’s human. I won’t suggest Orik or Islanzadi, but I’m sure there are plenty of human nobles who would be perfectly capable as rulers.

      • Gabs345

        its talent and leadership skills too.. few leaders can unite the people like Nasuada has.. 

      • Anonymous

         if katrina was Queen she would be ruled by the councils becasue of her inexperience. i’m for Nasuade as queen she’s the one that has done the most for the varden. For goodness sakes she cut her arms open and then didn’t have them cured by magic. katrina isn’t week but compared to Nasuada she’s nothing. Even roran he just doesn’t have the fell for King. orrin is too much of a geek and is also week. you have to read in between the lines. orik is ok and Islanzadi is to cold to be queen. also it would take thousands of years before she died and gave up the throne.

        • Smy

          Totally agree

        • Smy

          Totally agree

  • Why are you guys theorizing here? Go to the forums. . .

    • Guest

      Because we want to? You go to the forums.

  • Arunims

    does roran die?….it looks as if he’s ready to die and he smiles at eragon and arya wishing them luck for the future if so what happens to katrina?…and where could they possibly be?….its definitely not near  the varden in surda….

    • Brisingr

      You just gave me an idea Katrina could become the Queen of Alagesia. Shes a strong and idependit 

      • Arunims

        she could become queen but ……if roran goes …..losing him would come as a shock to her

      • Anonymous

        to inexperienced.  also i’d rather it ended in a democracy. that would give it a twist without really letting anyone down too much.

    • As to where they are, we were told it’s the first chapter so that must mean that they are in Feinster straight after the battle/seige.

      • Arunims

        yes…it didn’t strike me that time….now im coming to the conclusion that roran dies because he could not possibly lift the whole wall by magic…..and also by the way he gives up in the end

        • Anonymous

          you forgot that there is eragon, saphira, arya and Eragon’s ring: AREN. as well as Du Vrangr Gata, Angela, the spell casters of the Urgals and the elves under Eragon’s command

  • Vamsi_blaze

    i think the egg hatches for arya and it is a male and at the end of book galbatorix would be somehow killed and then arya and eragon will get married and their dragons too and the story will be concluded

    • ihearteragonzomg…

      NICE.

    • Anonymous

      they won’t get married though since its not an elfish custom

  • Orik

    i hope the dragon is arya’s i hope islanzidi dies so that ayra is queen. i hope eragon wins and murtagh doesn’t die and i also hope that shruikin abandons galbatorixs (sorry about the spelling) the vault of kuithain (i think) is a vault filled with dragon hearts. even oromis said that ‘there may be some elanauri that have been hidden from galbatorixs’ am REALLY exited for the new book!

    • Technicality

      It’s the Rock of Kuthian and the Vault of Souls. 🙂

      • John Self

        Perhaps the rock of Kuthian is the eldunari of the first Eragons dragon. Just saying

  • sum1

    i understand about the words to move stone etc. but it said in the excerpt that roran had already resigned himself to die, the was no pressure of tension, he was just there standing, but remember : eragon, arya blodgarhm and potentially blodgarm’s spellcasters.And! remeber how hard it was for eragon to light an arrow on firee or lift a pebble. being an average human, roran would probably kill himsef trying to stop one rock let alone a hug wall.(and considering cp is great author and writer i doubt hed change his own logic

    • Benjiwade

      Roran isnt a average human, he is stronger that most, a excellent leader and strategist and he killed nearly two hundred men by himself. Also the strength of a person’s magic depends on the strength of their body, which is why elves are the strongest of spellcasters because they are stronger than any other human, and because Roran is stronger than most men then he will be a powerful spellcaster. He also has a strong mind and so would be able to weave spell more easily than most.

    • Anonymous

      eragon could do it, with the help of aren, saphira and all the other spell casters. roran might have given up but eragon hasn’t and wont. also maybe the wall will fall over Roran missing him completely

    • Anonymous

      eragon could do it, with the help of aren, saphira and all the other spell casters. roran might have given up but eragon hasn’t and wont. also maybe the wall will fall over Roran missing him completely

  • Blackjett101

    i think that eragon saves him at the last minute with a spell to hold the wall in place until roran and everyone else gets to safety. Arya probably helps him (because it mentions that she was there) so eragon doesn’t kill himself trying to keep the wall from falling. One thing to remeber is that eragon could have had aren and used its power to destroy the wall or just make it fall in the opposite direction. Roran cannot die especially so early and because he is a freakin main character. no no no no no there are too many options that i can come up with for eragon (and arya) to save him. I do remember one of the earlier news letter mentioning one elven death (arya kill or blodgahrm kills themselves to save roran…………nah)

    • Anonymous

      Brom was a main character and he got killed off pretty early in the series…
      Though I doubt Roran will die, he is a pivotal character.
      Also, Eragon knows that Aren is for killing Galbatorix, not for saving Roran from a wall. Wouldn’t Eragon (with Saphira’s help) have enough strength to protect Roran? If he can’t stop part of a wall then he is a pretty lousy rider.
      I don’t think the elves would die to protect Roran. They were given the task of protecting Eragon, what would happen if one died saving Roran and then Eragon was later killed because there wasn’t enough elven protection?

      • Benjiwade

        Brom’s death was needed for the story. The Elves protecting Eragon, including Arya, are the strongest spellcasters of their race and it is very possible that one of them could hold up a wall for a few seconds. Also the Elves work as a team so they could easily join their minds and energy to save Roran. 

      • Anonymous

         eragon would save Roran. he probably wouldn’t loose all the energy in aren and he has all the spellcasters to help him including SAPHIRA

      • Anonymous

         eragon would save Roran. he probably wouldn’t loose all the energy in aren and he has all the spellcasters to help him including SAPHIRA

    • Anonymous

      Brom was a main character and he got killed off pretty early in the series…
      Though I doubt Roran will die, he is a pivotal character.
      Also, Eragon knows that Aren is for killing Galbatorix, not for saving Roran from a wall. Wouldn’t Eragon (with Saphira’s help) have enough strength to protect Roran? If he can’t stop part of a wall then he is a pretty lousy rider.
      I don’t think the elves would die to protect Roran. They were given the task of protecting Eragon, what would happen if one died saving Roran and then Eragon was later killed because there wasn’t enough elven protection?

    • Benjiwade

      I agree about Roran not dying but if Eragon or Arya were going to save him, then they would have done it before the wall fell. No, it is more likely that Roran will save himself, probably with using magic like Eragon did when he first used magic when his life was in danger.

    • Anonymous

       finally someone with a brain!!!! :d No seriously though ur the first person that actually thinks.

    • Anonymous

       finally someone with a brain!!!! :d No seriously though ur the first person that actually thinks.

  • Anonymous

    Just a theory but, remember in Brisingr where Roran is trying to use magic? (page 21)

    Remember in Eragon, where a ‘near death’ experience prompted Eragon to use magic?

    Maybe this wall falling down will be Roran’s ‘near death’ experience that will prompt him to use magic.

    The words Eragon taught him was ‘stenr risa’  (‘stone rise’)

    The wall  is made of stone

    Roran knows the words to move stone

    Maybe he protects himself using magic?

    • BWD

      I forgot about that…. But the one thing which is bothering me about that theory is that Paolini built up Roran’s character all throughout Brisingr as an ordinary human who doesn’t need magic to win his battles. But it’s a good theory! I hope it’s right!

      • OromistheWise

        He definitely die trying to lift something so big as an entire keep with magic… energy for magic is related with physical strength after all. CP makes Roran strong… but no one is that strong. No one… unless superman emerges and catches the falling keep 

        • lauren

          he doesn’t have to lift the whole keep just the part of the keep that would fall on him, and i’m sure once eragon saw what roran was trying to do then he would take over and he has saphira, glaedr, arya and the elves to help him as they wouldn’t want him to die from the spell and all of them would be able to lift that small amount of the keep

      • Anonymous

        Agreed, CP has made Roran one of the only non-magical characters
        But, from that chapter in Brisingr, we see that Roran has an interest in magic
        And the words that Eragon taught him are the basic words he would need to save himself from the wall
        And CP is very good at hinting at things in earlier books/chapters that play major roles later on

        • Benjiwade

          Other than the first time he tries using magic in front of Eragon, he has tried at leat twice since then. The reason that CP is good at hinting things is because he, like every other writer, plans out the whole book from start to finish before he starts to write it. That way he knows which bits to put where and why he is putting them there. Also the words Stenr Risa could be both a hint and a spell Eragon thought as one of the easiest and simple spells anyone could do and he told Roran to start with those words because they were the first he was trained in using by Brom.

          • Anonymous

            Where does it say that Roran tries magic again? (page numbers?)
            Exactly my point, he may have planned all along to give Roran the ‘gift’ of magic…
            Yes, stenr risa is a simple spell, but there are countless other spells Eragon could have taught him. I think those words were chosen (by CP) for a reason, that reason being that Roan will need to use them
            Everything that Oromis taught Eragon, we see Eragon using later on, they were important
            Why would Eragon, teach Roran something that had nothing to do with furthering the plot? 

          • Benjiwade

            I cant remember the exact page numbers but one instance is just before his first battle with the Varden, before Carn asked him what he was doing and Roran replied that he was just woolgathering. I think the main reason that Eragon chose those words was because they were the first words he was taught and he wanted to teach his lessons to others. The spell Stenr Risa is one of the most simplest, easiest and least energy draining that can be used and i think it was often taught to riders as they were begginning their magic training, why else would Brom have started with it? I havent said that this spell isnt a hint to further the plot, it probably is a hint and what i have said.  

          • Benjiwade

            I cant remember the exact page numbers but one instance is just before his first battle with the Varden, before Carn asked him what he was doing and Roran replied that he was just woolgathering. I think the main reason that Eragon chose those words was because they were the first words he was taught and he wanted to teach his lessons to others. The spell Stenr Risa is one of the most simplest, easiest and least energy draining that can be used and i think it was often taught to riders as they were begginning their magic training, why else would Brom have started with it? I havent said that this spell isnt a hint to further the plot, it probably is a hint and what i have said.  

    • Brisingr

      Even for Eragon that would be a difficult task to pull off without knocking himself out

      • Anonymous

        I’m not saying Roran (or Eragon, or anyother spell caster) would move the entire wall, just move enough stone so that it doesn’t kill him

        • Benjiwade

          Eragon has Saphira, Arya and the twelve elves to join minds with to have energy enough to lift a wall. But if Eragon was going to save Roran then why didnt he do it before the wall fell? It would have taken less energy to hold the wall up straight that lift it fully.

          • Anonymous

            because he couldn’t locate roran untill  a second before the wall was about to fall

          • Anonymous

            because he couldn’t locate roran untill  a second before the wall was about to fall

          • Benjiwade

            Eragon still could have stopped it in the time as he is used to having to react extremely fast to events because of his fighting plus he has the speed of a elf.

    • Lgonoa

      And dies from exhaustion, as I doubt you could lift a castle wall

  • Kaylee

    I don’t think that Roran is dead. CP has spent so much time and energy building up hype and the character OF Roran, it would be silly to just kill him off that soon. Perhaps the wry smile is Roran’s way of finding an escape that Eragon cannot see at the moment? Sigh. Guess we will have to wait….

    • Brisingr

      But rembeer he said that he was going to kill off an important Character

      • Benjiwade

        I think that would be later in the book. CP said that there is a chapter where a character get a knife in the back by an assasin

      • Benjiwade

        I think that would be later in the book. CP said that there is a chapter where a character get a knife in the back by an assasin

        • Anonymous

          One thing that keeps coming up in my mind is that Paolini has Ajahad die at the beginning of eldest so maybe he has Roran or someone else die at the beginning of Inheritance. i doubt it will be brom though. paolini wouldn’t have given us part of the chapter which depicts as Roran dieing. he will have Roran save himself or have another character save Roran, i’m sure. It might be Angela or Trihanna which might be closer to roran than eragon.   sry for all the spelling mistakes.

    • Kaylee

      Well, that’s true. But that early? And its too easy. Roran kills all those soliders in battle, i forget the exact account since i don’t have my book right in front of me, and then Roran dies by a rock slide? It’s possible, but it just seems to easy to me.

  • Snyperjoe33

    and seriously there are some very incorrect comments below mine… lol. There is no color to the dragons in eragons dream, Murtagh and Eragon are only half-brothers and roran is eragons cousin, and with that in mind theres no way it could be three brothers.

    • Lgonoa

      You must mean above, (unless you can tell the future,) cause why would anyone want the newer comments first? That would mean reading them backwards, and I take it you don’t normally read a book backwards. 

  • Snyperjoe33

    if roran dies that early and from something so stupid like that i am not going to read the rest of the book. That would be a very poor way of “outting” an excellent character and plot point.

    • Rblax

      you might not want to read the rest of the book, but you would end up doing it.

  • Tank

    I believe that this is all a dream that Eragon is having and in the next sentence he will wake up in a cold sweat.  This could also be one of his visions of the future. Just my opinion.

    • Benjiwade

      Possible but his other dreams werent very detailed and didnt have anyone speaking or doing anything.

  • Elf Knight

    One more thing I noticed was that CP never said the wall fell ON Roran. He said it fell, period. Full stop. That can easily mean it fell in front of Roran! And I know this sounds stupid but I’ve seen it in movies where people survive falling buildings, barely. They get a bunch of bad burns and a broken arm, leg, etc, but they survive. This could possibly happen to Roran. Any thoughts, people?

    • Benjiwade

      He wanted to leave his fans with a cliffhanger.

  • ChapStick

    it says “the first PAGES” so it may not be the first page but probably within the first chapter

  • ChapStick

    it says “the first PAGES” so it may not be the first page but probably within the first chapter

    • Rblax

      how would that change anything?

  • Elf Knight

    Wow!! And I thought Roran was Superman reincarnated or something! I know CP will most probably bring him back somehow but this is definitly a pluss point for him. I mean, the Varden can’t win every time so this is good as it shows they aren’t all-powerful. Thanks for posting this, Lytherus. It shows that there’s hope for CP after all!

  • Elf Knight

    Wow!! And I thought Roran was Superman reincarnated or something! I know CP will most probably bring him back somehow but this is definitly a pluss point for him. I mean, the Varden can’t win every time so this is good as it shows they aren’t all-powerful. Thanks for posting this, Lytherus. It shows that there’s hope for CP after all!

  • Elf Knight

    Wow!! And I thought Roran was Superman reincarnated or something! I know CP will most probably bring him back somehow but this is definitly a pluss point for him. I mean, the Varden can’t win every time so this is good as it shows they aren’t all-powerful. Thanks for posting this, Lytherus. It shows that there’s hope for CP after all!

  • Adelae

    I am so confused. Is this really how the book starts?

    • Benjiwade

      No it is probably the third or fourth page of the first chapter. CP wanted fans guessing what events lead up to the wall falling rather than telling them.

  • Kithsahan

    this is definitely belatona, there’s a castle mentioned in the excerpt and it looks like eragon and his mates are breaching the castle where the leader of belatona has holed himself. the wall seem to have been destroyed by magic or by forces inside the castle to create casualties among the varden. roran cant be dead as he was alive in king cat but he seems to have had a plan of survival. and its 3 30am here and i am going back to sleep.

    • Guest

      You do that, and then facepalm when you see what you just typed tomorrow morning.

      • guest

        why would he facepalm?

        • San Gembo

          seriously……read what he wrote………you either see he needs a facepalm or you get one yourself

          • Lgonoa

            You need a double face palm… from Chuck Norris

    • BWD

      Can’t remember King Cat, was he in it?

    • Benjiwade

      The Varden hadnt taken Belatona at the end of Brisingr, only Feinster. Eragon was on the inside of the wall and there was no mention of soldiers only the Varden. Roran was mention to be standing among the crowd in King Cat but i cant remember if it said he was injured or not.

    • Rblax

      its probably frienster (sorry for spelling) because in all the other books when the book ended the next book picked up right then.

  • If Roran somehow did magic, don’t y’all think that trick might kill him? Eragon’s first magic was great because he is a rider and has an extraordinary fire affinity. 

    • Benjiwade

      Unlike Eragon before he was bonded with Saphira, in other words when he was a normal person, Roran was already stronger than average and he has only become stronger since we first seen his strength. It says in the books that a person’s strength depends on their body strength and Roran’s body strength would make him nearly as powerful as Eragon was by the time of the battle of Farthen Dur. Eragon was collapsing tunnels made entirely of rock so he could have lifted a stone wall for a small amount of time until he passed out and because Roran’s strength would be equal or greater than Eragon’s was at the end of Eragon, then he would easily be able to stop the wall falling on him with magic until someone came to help.

  • Brisingr

    I really want Eragon and Arya to be together. I also want to know more about Angela, maybe CP could write a book about her life.

    • Guest

      That’s nice.

  • Wwrestler92

    FIrst of all, the word “wry” most likely means that Roran has an idea to get away. I think that he may have discovered how to use magic. He may use his new found ability to survive.

  • Bi_nary_sun_set

    1) It would be too depressing to kill off Roran. It would be too disappointing to kill off 1/2 of the major love line in the story.
    2) Murtagh’s death will be tragic enough. It will be sad to see Eragon kill his own brother.
    3) The green dragon should be Arya’s. 

    • Guest

      We don’t know that Murtagh dies and if so that Eragon kills him.

    • Kaylee

      I really hope that Murtagh doesn’t die… He is my favorite character besides Saphira and Galby.

      • Lgonoa

        Just wondering, which out of Saphira and Galby is your favourite?

        • Kaylee

          Hm… i like both, but if think that Galby if my fav. What about yourself?

    • vampireloverml

      why would Murtagh die? WHHHYYYYY is everyone trying to kill him!!!!!!!! you have no logical reason for him to die!!!!!!!!!! i’ma cry and stop reading the book if he does die.but i honestly think that Nasuda will die.