Live Coverage: Christopher’s Q&A, New Excerpt from Book 4, and Signing Covered Live!

Christopher Paolini’s public question and answer session, revealing of a new and exclusive excerpt from Book 4, and public book signing all happen today starting at 5pm EST. We’ll be covering the entire event live, blogging the exclusives about his Q&A, reading, and signing! Continue reading for our live updates!

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Shur’tugal will be exclusively revealing the new excerpt from Book 4 some time after Christopher’s reading today! Stay tuned for the awesome read!

  • Irock13198

    i just got e-mailed her is the exerpt
    Greetings, Friends!I’m excited to share this sneak peek of INHERITANCE! Stay tuned for more updates.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.Visit the official fan site for the Inheritance cycle: Join the discussion on Facebook!To subscribe, please visit: unsubscribe, please visit: Eragon e-mail newsletter is owned and operated by Random House, Inc. 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Members’ e-mail addresses and information collected via this newsletter will only be used by Random House, Inc. internally and will not be sold or distributed. For the complete Privacy Policy of Random House, Inc., please visit:

  • Randolfthegreen

    Umm I was wondering if saphira will be have and chilren of her own in the nest book?

    • Skulblakka

      OMG Baby Dragons How Awesome I Hope She Does!!!!

  • Irock13198

    umm GREAT!

  • Anonymous

    Will a full written version of the excerpt be posted here on the website??

    • Guest

      I was a little confused a frustrated as well. In the newest update Mike says that the full chapter was posted. If that’s true, and not just Mike deliberately misleading us, then it has to be the worlds shortest chapter. Another record for CP!

  • Jakashi

    Did it happpen yet?

  • ….

    Yay this makes my day NEW EXCERPT I hope it keeps me happy till the book relese

    • Emeric

      This makes my TOMORROW! Now: sleep!