Announcing “The Big Twenty” – Inheritance Theory and Question Articles with Hidden Info, Interview Questions, and More!

We are incredibly excited to announce the first of our two major Inheritance promotions which will take place on Shur’tugal over the next twenty weeks: “The Big Twenty” — the ultimate series of in-depth theory and information articles for Book 4.

Inheritance (Book 4) represents the culmination nearly a decade of theorizing and discussing for fans of the Inheritance cycle. Both new and veteran readers continue to explore plot threads and mysterious questions surrounding the novels each day, building upon and enhancing discussions and theories to further our enjoyment of Paolini’s books. Who is the Green Rider? Who will Eragon fall in love with? Will Eragon leave Alagaësia forever? These questions and more have been at the forefront of Inheritance theorizing since 2003.

Shur’tugal will tackle a new major Inheritance question each week in a Big Twenty article, exploring all angles of the question, its possible outcomes, theories surrounding the question, information Christopher has provided outside of the books, as well as polls for fans to vote on. The Big Twenty entries will explore every angle of these burning questions and will attempt to divine hidden answers. Our articles will incorporate hidden information, interview questions and answers, illustrations and more. The Big Twenty will be the ultimate fan guide to questions, theories, and discussions.

Our first article will arrive next week: “One King Falls, Another Shall Rise: Future of the Throne of Alagaesia”. Be sure to check out The Inheritance Almanac — the official guide to the Inheritance Cycle. The book will help you as we tackle all twenty topics, as well as aid you in your journey to prepare for the release of Inheritance!

  • Austync
    • KTCJH

      i would say somthing really mean, but i dont want to get flagged…..not again

    • THE BLACK RIDER

      To thows of you how have read the frist book i may have figured out what Solembum ment by : when all hope seems lost. go to the rock of Ketgion and speak your name to the voult of souls. what i think Poalini meant by this in eragons future was him reffering to the dragons. i’ve read alot about some people thinking that someone is coming back from the dead like Brom. but that’s not what i think it is, what i think it is is that it’s the harts of dragons that will help eragon gain power over Galbatorix also know as the Eldenori i bleave. fore thows of you that have read Brisinger, think about it. the Eldenori are described as a dragons soul traped in side a hard glass ball. vault of souls dragon souls that exist, hint. perhaps Galbatorix did not find all the harts of dragon, perhaps sum are still hiden from him. valt of souls meaning many. and they did menchion that the riders keeped the Eldenori safely hidden as in a storage of sum sort. Poalini did menchion this detale quit abit in Brisinger. i jest put the puzzle together from solembum and the dragons. this is jest a gess but if i were poalini i would end solembums advice with this. and if i’m rong o well you cant say that this was not an interesting theory. any one care to agree or disagree

      • Guest

        is spellcheck too difficult for you? 

        • Bubbak_93

          Know cidding…:-)

      • Roran is a boss

         dude get some spellcheck lol. this is just funny to read. like seriously! haha 🙂

      • Shadowrider

        you need to spell better in your article.

      • Reddymanisha12

        thats an intresting theory … only paolini can answer all our questions though !

      • Arya<3

        Your spelling burns 🙂

    • THE BLACK RIDER

      To thows of you how have read the frist book i may have figured out what Solembum ment by : when all hope seems lost. go to the rock of Ketgion and speak your name to the voult of souls. what i think Poalini meant by this in eragons future was him reffering to the dragons. i’ve read alot about some people thinking that someone is coming back from the dead like Brom. but that’s not what i think it is, what i think it is is that it’s the harts of dragons that will help eragon gain power over Galbatorix also know as the Eldenori i bleave. fore thows of you that have read Brisinger, think about it. the Eldenori are described as a dragons soul traped in side a hard glass ball. vault of souls dragon souls that exist, hint. perhaps Galbatorix did not find all the harts of dragon, perhaps sum are still hiden from him. valt of souls meaning many. and they did menchion that the riders keeped the Eldenori safely hidden as in a storage of sum sort. Poalini did menchion this detale quit abit in Brisinger. i jest put the puzzle together from solembum and the dragons. this is jest a gess but if i were poalini i would end solembums advice with this. and if i’m rong o well you cant say that this was not an interesting theory. any one care to agree or disagree

    • THE BLACK RIDER

      To thows of you how have read the frist book i may have figured out what Solembum ment by : when all hope seems lost. go to the rock of Ketgion and speak your name to the voult of souls. what i think Poalini meant by this in eragons future was him reffering to the dragons. i’ve read alot about some people thinking that someone is coming back from the dead like Brom. but that’s not what i think it is, what i think it is is that it’s the harts of dragons that will help eragon gain power over Galbatorix also know as the Eldenori i bleave. fore thows of you that have read Brisinger, think about it. the Eldenori are described as a dragons soul traped in side a hard glass ball. vault of souls dragon souls that exist, hint. perhaps Galbatorix did not find all the harts of dragon, perhaps sum are still hiden from him. valt of souls meaning many. and they did menchion that the riders keeped the Eldenori safely hidden as in a storage of sum sort. Poalini did menchion this detale quit abit in Brisinger. i jest put the puzzle together from solembum and the dragons. this is jest a gess but if i were poalini i would end solembums advice with this. and if i’m rong o well you cant say that this was not an interesting theory. any one care to agree or disagree

  • Ladin

    Mike?  Didn’t know exactly how to contact you, but we’re working on
    something with this on IF, and we were wondering if you could pop in
    and take a look?  We’ve sent a PM on it.  Thanks for your time.   

  • Jay_b_ball

    COD MW3 AND INHERITANCE !!!!!!  OMG IM SOOO PUMPED  FOR NOVEMBER 8TH!!

    • Ashmcqueen85

      then 3 days later, 11.11.11, elder scrolls 5: Skyrim 🙂

    • Haleycool101

      I am, too.

  • we’re dyin here mike, where’s that second announcement!! lol.

  • Anonymous

    Hang on…. hidden info??? As in, info you’ve been keeping from us?????

  • Danz1997

    november 8th 2011 is gonna be te best day ever- cod mw3 and inheritance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so much to do!!!!

  • Mchl_Andrew

    Wheres the second big announcement?

    • I was going to announce one yesterday and the second today but decided that I wanted to space them out so that they each received their own attention. I’ll be posting about the second tomorrow.

  • AdurnaXBrisingr

    I’m glad I got the Inheritance Almanac for my birthday! 😀

  • HAHA something cool to do till the book arrives ;D 
    Pretty nice idea. I’m gonna be here to discuss every week. Hope something about Angelas shows up.. I love her and it’d be really exciting to discuss and confirm some theories I’ve got about her.  

    • She’s my favorite character. Trust me, she’ll be showing up. Perhaps even more than once. 😉

      • Robbybarr1994

        shes really mysteryous i think thats what everyone likes about her

         

  • vadersapp

    BTW, Everyone. There’s a great site, InheritanceBook4.com, that has been up for a year or so, now, and there are some great articles and theories over there. If you want some reader and fan generated theories big and small and want to discuss them in an active community, you should check it out.

  • Grimwulf

    I really hope this will be available for the Kindle.

    • The Inheritance Almanac is available for Kindle over on Amazon.

  • Eragon and Arya995

    I agree. Great idea! This will subdue some of the hard core fans and keep them at bay for a bit until November 8th! And ending the week before Inheritance comes out? I love how this worked out, and I cannot wait to see the theories. It will give us all something to look foreward to and maybe lessen our pain for the conclusion of the Inheritance Cycle.

    ~Krista

  • Crystal

    I can’t wait! Sounds like a great idea, Mike, and I know this will keep things moving while we wait… Inheritance is so close, yet so far!!

  • Baboo

    I know it must be difficult for you guys to keep the site current and exciting when there isn’t any new tid-bits coming your way.  This idea seems like a really good way to keep things fresh and interesting.

  • Jacobwolf96

    doody

  • vadersapp

    Sweet, can’t wait.

  • Boo

    Wuh hoo! Best news we’ve had in ages!

  • InheritanceVlog

    this is going to be exciting!  i’ll make sure to post vids about these discussions on my Youtube channel!

  • Caroline’s Freaking Excited!!

    Yay!! Something to keep me entertained and help me count down!!

  • Should be a great leadup!

  • Hungry

    anyone wonder what a dragon cheeseburger would taste like? cuz i do…

  • Hungry

    anyone wonder what a dragon cheeseburger would taste like? cuz i do…

    • Anonymous

      Is there anyway I can Not Like a comment…

      • Anonymous

        Yes… Just don’t click the like button … O_o :L

        • Brisinger…Fire Sword

          thats not good enough…we need a hate button to show our out rage or perhapse a dislike button for those that dont hate but dont like ether…o and maybe an indifferent button haha

    • Vista

      Who would want to kill one of the remaining 3 dragons to eat a dragon cheeseburger?

  • Anonymous

    This is so exciting, all of these articles will help pass the time waiting for the books and itll keep us all on our toes with the different theories 

  • Robbybarr1994

    so excited ive got it preordered already 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Same here! I’m even more excited because my birthday is two days before the release!

  • Michaelfan13

    So there doing this for twenty weeks? So does that mean we only got twenty weeks left, until the book comes out?

    • Yes, this will end the week before the book’s release in November. Tomorrow’s announced project will also run for twenty weeks.

      • Michaelfan13

        Ok then. that makes me even more happy =D

      • Denmark111

        Does that mean nothing else will happen the next twenty weeks on shurtugal?

        • Lots more will happen over the next twenty weeks. 😉

    • Elphiebelphie

      Novenber 8th, 2011!!!!!!!! There’s an alarm on my phone about it 😀

  • Mr. Anonymous

    ALL Right!!

  • Colonel Graff

    This is really great! All the forums seem to be repeating themselves a lot so it will be nice to have a comprehensive view of these major plot points.

  • inheragon

    where can i submit questions

    • This doesn’t have anything to do with submitting questions. I pre-chose twenty topics that I found most interesting surrounding Book 4. I also secretly polled fans — I asked fans via Facebook what their favorite “loose end” about Book 4 was. I used a lot of their answers when considering which twenty topics to write about. So they unknowingly contributed! 🙂

      • inheragon

        o ok
        😛

      • inheragon

        o ok
        😛

      • Anonymous

        Brilliant!

  • Anonymous

    This sounds amazing! I can’t wait!! 🙂

  • I’m really excited for this (as well as the other big announcement, hopefully coming tomorrow). I’ve been hard at work on both of these “events” for weeks now. The ideas that spawned them have been kicking around for months. To say that I’m eager to finally share these with you all is an understatement!

    It’s going to be an extraordinarily fun twenty weeks. I wasn’t kidding when I said we’re going to make sure it’s the best lead-up to a book launch that Inheritance fans have seen!

    • inheragon

      where can i submit questions

    • Denmark111

      You really aren’t a very nice guy, huh? Anoying teasers…

    • Anonymous

      Mike….do you know the answers or we will say our oppinion???

    • Anonymous

      Mike….do you know the answers or we will say our oppinion???

    • Anonymous

      Mike….do you know the answers or we will say our oppinion???

  • britishgal

    ahhhhh! I’m so excited. I’ve ordered my book and everything. Been reading them non stop for the past….three months? INHERITANCE ROCKS 🙂

  • Anonymous

    AWESOME!!! I can’t wait to read these!

  • Fane-Inheritance

    Hallo !! I’m french and I like Shurtugal, you are super !!!!!