“The Inheritance Cycle Book Club, Episode Three” Has Officially Arrived! Listen Now!

The Inheritance Cycle Book Club is a podcast-styled read-through of Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr aimed at refreshing fans and entertaining new readers as we venture toward the release of Inheritance. Each of the twenty episodes will discuss set portions of the books, in order, and will tackle the events of each reading, theories arising from the reading, and more. Join us for our adventure through the series!

Episode three of Shurtugal.com’s Inheritance Cycle Book Club Podcast has finally arrived! Our third episode tackles the third set of chapters from Eragon, discussing some of the most important events in the Inheritance Cycle — events which have shaped Eragon’s future, and the future of Alagaesia. Join us as we discuss ambushes, magic, the death of a beloved character and the introduction of a beloved-and-infamous character. This week also includes some bonus information regarding incredible foreign book covers. Plus we tackle some of the hottest theories related to this section in our spoiler section at the end of the podcast. Be sure to read along as we read through all three books over the next twenty weeks!

Don’t forget that we’ve “hidden” a secret word in each episode of the Book Club. Collect all twenty words for a shot at an incredible grand prize, as well as many more runners-up prizes to be revealed in the coming weeks! (We officially announced the grand prize in this week’s episode!)

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Brief Outline for “Shurtugal.com Presents: The Inheritance Cycle Book Club, Episode Three”:

  • Introduction! Your hosts are Mike Macauley (Shur’tugal, Lytherus, The Inheritance Almanac), Lauren Zurchin (Lytherus.com), and Chris Addison (Shurtugal.com)
  • This week’s major tangent: Mike discusses foreign editions of Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr — including Palencar’s artwork, incredible Chinese editions, and more!
  • We jump into the book, discussing this section’s key events, including: Eragon’s physical changes begin; we meet Angela and Solembum; the prophecies!; Eragon’s dreams of the mysterious woman; we find out who Brom is; we encounter the Ra’zac; explore Dras-Leona; Brom sacrifices himself, dies; we meet Murtagh; and much more!
  • Hosts discuss their favorite parts of this week’s reading!
  • Hosts discuss some observations from this reading — facts to keep in mind going forward
  • We reveal this week’s “sweepstakes word”… you’ll have to listen to hear it!
  • Announcement of next week’s chapters: Du Sundavar Freohr through Hunting for Answers
  • We want your feedback!
  • The spoiler-free portion of the show ends with a spoiler warning as we begin to discuss our spoiler-ridden theories!
  • End of episode three!

Next Week’s Reading: “Du Sundavar Freohr” through “Hunting for Answers”

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  • lauren

    i have a theory but it may be a spoiler…

    • Denmark111

      Go for it! Just remember to go *SPOILER* first 🙂

  • lukebuscus

    He didn’t drop the tingling palm he said that when it was tingling it  meant that an unknown potential danger was near and that it wasn’t needed later on because he knew danger was coming ahead of time and would already have been prepared for it

    • lukebuscus

      to be clear paolini said the first part in an interview you did with him. and that Eragon was aware of the dangers later on

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  • Jack Ross

    I think Angela has been created by all the heart of hearts controlled by galbatorix in an uncontrolled attempt to free themselves of him, that she is the manifestation of those dragons. that would explain why no one knows anything about her, why saphira refuses to share information about her, why she has huge difficulties making up spells yet has magic (the same way dragons cannot make up spells but have magic), why she knows things nobody could possibly know, why solembum walks with her, why she uses dragons knucklebones, i could go on and on and on…

    • Anonymous

      The evidence seems to support your theory well. It would make a lot of sense that Angela is a dragon. Especially her visiting the Elves, not being questioned by the Varden and laughing at Brom for being doomed. Does Angela have something to do with the Vault of Souls and the Rock of Kuthian? Where in the books does Saphira refuse to share information about Angela?

    • Anonymous

      The evidence seems to support your theory well. It would make a lot of sense that Angela is a dragon. Especially her visiting the Elves, not being questioned by the Varden and laughing at Brom for being doomed. Does Angela have something to do with the Vault of Souls and the Rock of Kuthian? Where in the books does Saphira refuse to share information about Angela?

      • Jack Ross

        I should have explained myself a bit clearer, i didn’t mean that safira refuses to share information, what i meant is that she kept it to herself until asked.

        • Anonymous

          Where does Saphira keep information to herself? Where does Eragon (or
          anyone else) ask her for information about Angela? I think Saphira and
          Eragon are both in the dark

      • EternalShade

        I dont think it would make any sense for Angela to be a dragon… Maybe a dragon RIDER… 😛

    • Arya<3

      yeah I didn’t know that Saphira refused to share information about her.. do you mean solemum?

  • Rebekka

    Okay, this is about Eragon’s palm not tingling when the Ra’zac ambush him. If I recall in the beginning of Brisingr when Eragon is going to rescue Katrina and he is extending his mind out into Helgrind, I believe Eragon states that he doesn’t sense the Ra’zac, and he later concludes that he cannot sense them or the Lethrblaka, because of Galbatorix possibly placing shields over them. So with that said, the palm tingling seems to have some sort of connection to outside minds, and not physical beings.
    Oh, and I happen to love when you digress onto random topics, it makes the podcast less monotone.

    • You’d probably get better feedback if you theorize in the forums….

      • Rebekka

        I’m not looking for feedback. Just to have this acknowledged by Mike because they were wondering about this issue in the podcast.

    • You’d probably get better feedback if you theorize in the forums….

  • DragonsAreAwesome

    I would love to see all the different covers of the Inheritance Cycle from different countries.

  • Handytimelord

    I love how you guys make the podcasts so long. You said during the first one that they’d only be 30-45 minutes long, and I was actually sad because I wanted to hear more of your thoughts. But now it looks like they’re all going to be over an hour long! 😀

    • Ugh, my folder on my computer containing all the files from the first three podcasts is well over 9GB now!

      Remind me to transfer them over to one of my other drives later (ideas come to mind at the strangest times…)

    • Ugh, my folder on my computer containing all the files from the first three podcasts is well over 9GB now!

      Remind me to transfer them over to one of my other drives later (ideas come to mind at the strangest times…)

  • Stevenn92

    To those of you at Shutugal who work on the podcast, both spoken and unspoken, I want to give you all my thanks for featuring my voicemail there at the end. Also, I have another theory that I plan to share, but only when we come tot that section of the books. Thanks again, and keep up the amazing work you guys.

    • Anonymous

      i read way ahead and i found a couple places and hopefully some good theories as well. i look forward to hearing more of yours! 🙂

  • Wander

    I thought it was interesting that you mentioned the pronounciation of words in the Anceint Language in foreign countries (though I hold that Spanish is NOT boring, thank you very much!) I speak spanish fluently, and my friends always comment upon how I always pronounce words in the Ancient Language with a spanish accent; it makes a big diffence. The sentance structure of the Ancient Language (adjectives just after the nouns they describe) is actually the same as in Spanish. Just saying! 

    • Arya<3

      most languages are like that, actually 

    • I passed Spanish class…barely…

      (There’s a longer story to that…but alas, I shall not bore ye all.)

    • I think what Mike meant was that, to Americans, Spanish is the most common foreign language, so it is most familiar to us, and thereby a little less exciting then say, Chinese or Swedish

  • BigFan

    I have another question as well, is Alagaesia the whole “continent” or just the part that Galbatorix rules? because if it isn’t the whole “continent” then the prophesy about Eragon leaving alagaesia forever could mean that he just goes to Surda or the Beor mountains or Vroenguard instead of going across the sea to the elvish country or whatever is out there.. 

    • murtagon

      Alagaesia is the continent. The Empire is the part Galbatorix controls.

  • Kris Strand
    • Kris Strand

      this is the link to the sweedish versons

      • Okay, I want to learn how to read Swedish just so I can get those books to have. The covers are GORGEOUS! I actually like them better than the American versions, I like how they capture a scene of some sort. 

        • murtagon

          Yeah! I think they are a million times cooler. Except, to me it looks like Glaedr’s wings are connected to him like they should be. It looks like they both connect on the right side of his body.

  • BigFan

    Does anyone have a clue about how many pages “Inheritance” is gonne have?

    • Probably around the length of Brisingr if I had to guess

  • I couldn’t stop reading when we got to this section…I’m way ahead

    • Guest

      as am i chris.. im already halfway through eldest..

      • Steven N

        Same here. I got way ahead of the reading, but I go back and look over the chapters covered if something interesting is brought up.

    • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

      I just started Brisingr! Lol! I need to slow down! Or maybe I’ll start over again, once I finish Brisingr! Ha ha ha!

    • Anonymous

      ya, im almost done with Brisingr… ha i love it though!! now i have lots of things to call in with 🙂

      • i read it in a week you see i am a bookworm i had to wake up at 5:00am in the morning to read and 7:00am was school i couldnt let the book out of my sight i even hugged it like a teddy bear adn slept!

      • i read it in a week you see i am a bookworm i had to wake up at 5:00am in the morning to read and 7:00am was school i couldnt let the book out of my sight i even hugged it like a teddy bear adn slept!

    • Anonymous

      ya, im almost done with Brisingr… ha i love it though!! now i have lots of things to call in with 🙂

  • firemonkey

    I like how each podcast keeps getting longer and longer 🙂 

    Just realized as well that on July 31st, we will be 100 days away from Inheritance!!!

  • Carvahallian

    I don’t believe you ever released the sweepstakes word in this episode. Am I mistaken?

    • Brandon Klemek

      you are mistaken, they released it with close to 20 minutes left i think it was.

      • Carvahallian

        Thank you. I did miss it before, though, somehow. Mike, sorry if I scared you!

    • Don’t scare me like that! 😛

      (My greatest fear is forgetting a word one week)

      • I like to think that I’d figure it out while editing…but even I can’t be sure of that!

  • Guest

    Tangents are good. If everything was straight forward it would be really boring. ADHD for everyone!

    • Laurelleaf9

      I don’t like the barf flavored jelly belly’s

      • Laurelleaf9

        Sorry! I thought you wrote tangerines.

  • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

    Here’s a link I found that has different covers of the books: http://inheritance.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Book_covers I'm not sure if we can post web links or not, so just let me know if it’s not allowed.

  • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

     So, this may have been mentioned in the books, but what was the color of Galbatorix’s original dragon? Also, does he still have the sword he got that matched his original dragon? Just random thoughts that came to me after hearing about your guys talk about swords a bit. Thanks again for the great podcast! I always look forward to listening to your theories and discussion!

    • Arya<3

      C.P. Hasn’t released the color of Galbatorixes orginal dragon. It’s a secret for now :). As for his weapons and appearance, thats a secret as well.

      • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

        Alrighty! Thanks for letting me know!

      • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

        Alrighty! Thanks for letting me know!

      • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

        Alrighty! Thanks for letting me know!

    • Arya<3

      C.P. Hasn’t released the color of Galbatorixes orginal dragon. It’s a secret for now :). As for his weapons and appearance, thats a secret as well.

    • Rblax

      I would assume that his dragon died before he because a Master. So I would think that he never got a sword. Wait do you get a Dragon Rider Sword even if your not a Master.

      • SEA

        He was a fully trained Rider at least because it says in all the versions of the story. (the different times the story was told.

  • Emily Sasaki

    Hey shurtugal! Thanks for mentioning my email about Solembum! It was exciting to hear about it, and keep up up the brilliant work!

  • Anonymous

    everyone keeps saying that they think Kuthian is a banished dragon, but if he was then how was solembum able to remember his name?

    • Matt

      He’s a werecat so he can do whatever he wants. And Eragon remembers it cause he doesn’t know what it is so he has nothing to forget.

    • Matt

      He’s a werecat so he can do whatever he wants. And Eragon remembers it cause he doesn’t know what it is so he has nothing to forget.

  • LOL Mike that was also my favorite scene, I cracked up when I read it the first time, especially when I pictured Brom coming out of her wings XD “OOPS”.

  • I love JJP’s art, and I NEED to see a portrait of Shruikan. By the way, I’ve only seen two Glaedrs by him, which is the 3rd?

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for mentioning my ideas about Garrow’s ability to read!
    One thing that annoys me in the podcasts is someone constantly tapping the mic at irregular intervals. Whoever it is, can you please stop? Thanks. I love all other aspects of the show, and I’m already looking forward to next weeks podcast 😀

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for mentioning my ideas about Garrow’s ability to read!
    One thing that annoys me in the podcasts is someone constantly tapping the mic at irregular intervals. Whoever it is, can you please stop? Thanks. I love all other aspects of the show, and I’m already looking forward to next weeks podcast 😀

  • murtagon

    1. I do think Kuthian is the name of a forsworn’s dragon, but Kuthian who is now nameless is indeed dead but lives on in his eldunari. Maybe solumbum stumbled upon the eldunari and thought it quite resembled a rock (which i think it does). So solumbum calls it the rock of Kuthian. The forsworn dragon has no name but maybe that no longer applies to its eldunari so they can say roK. This explains why Ooromis and Arya say the name Kuthian rings bells that they have heard the name before but do not rember where or what it was. Because they forgot the name during the banishing of names.

    2. I have noticed the blazing sword part of Broms dragon tales but there was also another part I took note of.

     “Galbatorix seized the moment and smote him in the side. Grievously wounded, Vrael fled to Utgard Mountain, where he hoped to gather strength. But it was not to be, for Galbatorix found him. As they fought, Galbatorix kicked Vrael in the fork of his legs. With that underhanded blow, he gained dominance over Vrael and removed his head with a blaz­ing sword.”

    So my question is why Utgard Mountain? What was there that would give him strength? They were in Doru Araeba which is in Vroengard so unless Vrael swam all the way back to Alagaesia he had to be on his dragon. Utgard is not far at all from Du Weldenvarden. If gather strength just means rest up and regain his energy why not just fly a little further to Du Weldenvarden to recover, but no he stops at Utgard so surely something that would give him power was there. Vault of Souls?

    • Arya<3

      How come Eragon and Solembum can remember the name “Kuthian”?

      • weetniks

        following murtagon’s idea..the rock of kuthian is kuthian’s eldunari. Solembum has named it ‘the rock of kuthian’. it is a new name for an object which isn’t the dragon kuthian..and because of that isn’t affected by the dragons spell. what do you think?

        • Arya<3

          That seems to work well.

        • murtagon

          Yeah the name Kuthian is not banished the dragon kuthian’s name is banished. Roran could still name his baby Kuthian if he so pleased, and people who met the baby would still remember its name. The banishing of the name may have not applied to the Eldunari. 

  • Macfrygirl85

    Mike, that palm tingling might be triggered to the presents of a magic user, at Yzuac one of the Ugles might(And I stretch the word “might”) be a dangerous  magic user or a potential one. Also he is new to magic, he doesn’t have a lot of training so, sensing others might be hard in that area cause he doesn’t know what to look for .           

  • Logic Lawyer

    I have to disagree about Galbatorix’s blazing sword. We see at the end of the book that it is possible to set a Rider’s sword on fire with magic even if it doesn’t have the unique properties of Brisingr. Eragon set Zar’roc on fire in order to strike the final blow against Durza, long before the idea of the sword Brisingr came up. Galbatorix could very well have used the same technique to set his own sword on fire, especially if he was fighting the leader of the Dragon Riders, his greatest enemy.

  • Anonymous

    FML! I just accidentally exited out of this window for the 5th time…….

    At this pace, I am never going to get to finish this podcast. >.<

    • Now imagine editing it over the course of 5+ hours…

      😀

  • Anonymous

    FML! I just accidentally exited out of this window for the 5th time…….

    At this pace, I am never going to get to finish this podcast. >.<

  • Brandon Klemek

    With the whole how can saphira not sharing thoughts its brought up during his training in the second book where they are connected but she has the choice what is actually shared.

  • Brandon Klemek

    With the whole how can saphira not sharing thoughts its brought up during his training in the second book where they are connected but she has the choice what is actually shared.

  • Brandon Klemek

    With the whole how can saphira not sharing thoughts its brought up during his training in the second book where they are connected but she has the choice what is actually shared.

  • Brandon Klemek

    With the whole how can saphira not sharing thoughts its brought up during his training in the second book where they are connected but she has the choice what is actually shared.

    • Brandon Klemek

      Also with the whole blazing sword of galbatorix which cut off the leader of the riders head could have been lit with Brisingr. Eragon did the same thing in the battle with Durza at the end he yelled Brisingr and it lit on fire then he stabbed him in the heart.

      • murtagon

        spoiler
        Yeah and that has always made me wonder what was so special about the sword Brisingr. Eragon had lit his sword on fire before using the spell Brisingr. But his new sword lights when he says the word even if does not try to use magic, but it still costs him eneregy. So whats the point? Tt only seems like it would save miliseconds because he would not have to tap into his magic source. 

    • Daniela Sammet

      Yes, this is exactly what I wanted to write. Remember Eragon and Saphira’s first flight? He couldn’t get to her mind behind the barriers she had built- so there is a way how to hide things even from Eragon BUT that builds up another question. If their minds are so close, how is it possible that Eragon didn’t realize that Saphira was not letting him know everything? Of course, they hadn’t been together for a very long time and their bond might not have been as strong as it became after training with Oromis and Glaedr, but it’s still a very interesting thing to discuss. I’m looking forward to what CP will say.

      • E.

        Well, something you have to remember is that Eragon is only 15. He has spent his entire life as a farmboy. He doesn’t expect this kind of stuff. He isn’t going to get everything right away about magic & mind walls, etc. He’s all new to this stuff. 🙂

        • Daniela Sammet

          The essential bond and mind communication between a dragon and his/her rider is not a matter of experience, only its strength and ability to work without it is.

  • Arya<3

    Mike, C.P. said that Brom had long hair so his ears were covered. In the change in these chapters, Eragon was mostly stripped from his fat and he was more muscular. This is because he wasn’t accustomed to living this sort of life. Brom was only 100 years old or so, so his appearance wasn’t as drastic as when Eragon was changed at the Agaeti Blodhren. Also C.P. said that since Brom was old for a human, his feautres would have subsided a bit (maybe due to the loss of his dragon, but that wasn’t discussed).

  • Maybe the tingly palm isn’t an indicator of danger, but a presence indicator, like it can tell him if he’s being watched.

  • Haha I just watched the video and noticed Zar’roc. I can’t believe I missed it!

  • Haha I just watched the video and noticed Zar’roc. I can’t believe I missed it!

  • Cilmion

    Since it came up here wouldnt it be really cool “not reallistic but really cool if eragon somehow brought brom back and he was the green rider would through everyone off.

  • Cilmion

    Since it came up here wouldnt it be really cool “not reallistic but really cool if eragon somehow brought brom back and he was the green rider would through everyone off.

    • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

      Very cool, indeed! I like it!

      • Laurelleaf9

        Yeah, but wouldn’t Brom be realy mad if Eragon did that? Think about his personality. Also, where would he be brought back from if the dead…mmm… fade into nothing?

  • Horsegal4ever

    This weeks podcast was really good. I haven’t been able to grab the Eragon book from my library yet, (even though I do know the book so well I know what you’re talking about LOL) I just listen and am cool with it. But I really want to do the readings so I can give theories. Expect some from me at some point, Mike! Y’all are making the lead-up to the release totally awesome! Thanks!

  • Brendans Mommy87

    Ok here’s my take on the palm tingling when Solumbum is on the roof. I do think Eragon’s palm tingles when there’s danger around and I don’t think there’s any inconsistancy here…The way I see it is that a werecat can be very dangerous. Solumbum has put himself on Eragon’s side but werecats strike me as very unpredictable (no, I’m not saying I think Solumbum will turn bad) and I think that anytime he’s around, there’s the possibility of danger. Which is why his palm tingled. Just my two cents :0)

  • Anonymous

    wouldn’t the chinese books be shorter than the original books since they use symbols?

    • Arya<3

      I always wondered how they would write “Galbatorix” and all the words in the ancient language if each character is a word..

      • Noodley

        there are characters for sounds as well.

    • bex

      Not necessarily, because it would take more words to describe English words in Chinese and several words in English are phrases in Chinese. And to Arya<3 below, names and foreign words are usually just made up of words that are certain sounds that sound like ie Galbatorix (would probably be 4 words in Chinese for the different syllables). The words that are chosen for their sounds also don't have to make sense when thrown together.

  • Anonymous

    IT saddens me to think about Murtagh and what he will do to eragon and saphira. i can sometimes really hate the things he has done, but i can never really hate the guy. i hope he will be good again in bk 4

  • Anonymous

    I could never entirely read through Brom’s death scene without at least a little bit of tears coming to my eyes.

    • Saranishysweet1

      Same. I think that every time I read Eragon I will become less attached but the words “and so Brom the storyteller died” is a tearjerker for me.

      • I admit, I laughed when *spoiler* Dumbledore died.

        Just ask Mike, we were in the same room he wasn’t happy with me.

        • Ah, that was YOU that told him? I would have been so pissed! 

          • Actually, we were the ones (in the car we were in) that were screaming “CROOKSHANKS IS THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE” to all the people waiting outside the bookstore in Chicago…

  • EternalShade

    I always pronounced eldunari as el-du-NAR-ee.

    • Fairth

      Yeah, that’s how I say it too.

      • Rebekka

        Same here, and if you look at the pronounciations in the backs of the books that is how it appears to be said.

    • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

      Agreed! It’s always interesting hearing other people’s take on various words in this series.

    • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

      Agreed! It’s always interesting hearing other people’s take on various words in this series.

    • DragonsAreAwesome

      Me too

    • DragonsAreAwesome

      Me too

    • Guest

      Same here

  • wow! I listened it yesterday via itunes. This week’s episode was incredibly good! I enjoyed a lot reading those chapters and almost everything that you discussed interested me as well. 
    I’m freakin’ curious to see those Chinese books man! The way you described the books’ cover got me really curious. I especially liked when you said about how could Saphira hidden information from Eragon if they share thoughts. I personally think that they only share emotions instantly, and when they wanna share thoughts, they kinda talk mentally to each other. This way they keep some information to themselves without being forced to share it. It’s interesting how the rider respect its dragon and vise-versa. 
    That theory about Selena and Angela and the prediction of Eragon’s future was amazing. It had never popped up to my mind. And OMG the sword shurtugal.com made to Chris is really in the video! So cool! 
    And I remember that at one point of the podcast Lauren mentioned that scene in the book where Eragon and Saphira jump in the river near Dras-Leona and start joking and hanging out with each other.. It’s so cool, it’s so amazing seeing how the bond that the dragon and its rider share is strong and how it’s present either in the hard times or in the brief breaks they take. While reading it I had the same sensation Lareun did, and then I wondered how painful would have been when Galbotorix lost dragon…
    Well, I have many points to mention but i’ll let it to other comments. Excited for the next week’s episode 😉 
    p.s: and thanks for mentioning me Mike XD  

  • numbersrule

    http://cdon.se/b%c3%b6cker/paolini%2c_christopher/arvtagaren-14685755 Here is the fourth swedish book cover, to me the dragon look more black than green, but if you look close you can se that the dragon is dark green.

    • Ethiwen

      Since I first saw it I acually thought it was Shurikan but now when you kind of metioned it, it has a slight touch of a green color. But still it is too black to be an “emerald dragon” so I’m not really sure what to think. If it’s “greenie” or if it’s Shurikan.

    • Ethiwen

      Since I first saw it I acually thought it was Shurikan but now when you kind of metioned it, it has a slight touch of a green color. But still it is too black to be an “emerald dragon” so I’m not really sure what to think. If it’s “greenie” or if it’s Shurikan.

  • Feisty-fitz

    If I also may be so bold, people shouldn’t be complaining about the randomness of your thought processes. You’re doing a good thing here, and its free! If we were paying for it then they might be justified in saying that it was annoying, but as we’re not….. no complaining allowed!

    • Yeah, the randomness isn’t really something that I can prevent. There’s simply too much to talk about… and three brains trying to discuss. It’s natural for us to be all over the place. I try to stick to a flow as much as possible but it doesn’t always work out.

      • I think ADD is contagious around this site…

      • Feisty-fitz

        Mike, I think you should just let the flow go whichever way you want to be honest…. In fact it’s much more spontaneous and sincere sounding when you go with your own flow.

      • Feisty-fitz

        Mike, I think you should just let the flow go whichever way you want to be honest…. In fact it’s much more spontaneous and sincere sounding when you go with your own flow.

  • thenavigator

    Mike,
    near the beginning you guys discussed why Brom’s appearance as a Dragon Rider wasn’t different and thought maybe the topic had been answered by Paolini in one of the interviews.  Maybe you were thinking of the Comic Con interview part 3, where it was asked why Brom did not have pointy ears.  His answer was this:

    “Because he was not joined with his dragon very long. Eragon’s transformation was accelerated by the Blood-Oath Celebration.
    And two, Brom was pretty old at this point and he would—he had actually
    been aging, looked older, and I figured that his ears would have sagged
    a little bit in length as they tend to do, and so even if they had been
    a little pointed, it really wouldn’t have shown up by then…he had long hair too, so it would have been hard to see.”
     

  • aorn

    spoiler

    thought to the team eragon seems to on ly b immature when brom eragons father is around

  • aorn

    spoiler

    thought to the team eragon seems to on ly b immature when brom eragons father is around

  • Fairth

    If I may make so bold, I recommend that you stop apologizing for going long and going off on tangents.  If people don’t have time to listen to the podcast in one sitting, then they can stop in the middle and listen to the rest later (something I had to do with this one).  I’m not saying that you should disregard the length altogether, just don’t push through something important for times sake.

    As for going off on tangents, I can’t speak for everyone, but I very much enjoyed the ones you went down this episode.  If it means learning interesting new things, I’m fine with the occasional digression.

  • Fairth

    If I may make so bold, I recommend that you stop apologizing for going long and going off on tangents.  If people don’t have time to listen to the podcast in one sitting, then they can stop in the middle and listen to the rest later (something I had to do with this one).  I’m not saying that you should disregard the length altogether, just don’t push through something important for times sake.

    As for going off on tangents, I can’t speak for everyone, but I very much enjoyed the ones you went down this episode.  If it means learning interesting new things, I’m fine with the occasional digression.

    • Glad to hear it! I’ll keep that in mind for the future. After all, my middle name *is* Tangent!

      (No it isn’t.)

  • Fairth

    If I may make so bold, I recommend that you stop apologizing for going long and going off on tangents.  If people don’t have time to listen to the podcast in one sitting, then they can stop in the middle and listen to the rest later (something I had to do with this one).  I’m not saying that you should disregard the length altogether, just don’t push through something important for times sake.

    As for going off on tangents, I can’t speak for everyone, but I very much enjoyed the ones you went down this episode.  If it means learning interesting new things, I’m fine with the occasional digression.

  • Jeriah

    *SPOILER*

    Dude, the instant before you mentioned the “rock of Kuthian is a Forsworn dragon” theory, that was what popped into my head. Because I was thinking about how when Eragon mentioned it to both Arya and Oromis, they seemed to recall it, but not where or how. So perhaps Kuthian is a repentant Forsworn heart, and that’s why Eragon, Saphira, and Solembum are able to say and remember his name.
    Another note: I HATED when in Brisingr, the Banishing of Names was mentioned, because I had been so looking forward to learning the name of Morzan’s dragon. I read that and just shrieked “WHAT???!!!!!”

    • aorn

      good theory bt i dont no if the rock of kuthian is a good name for a dragon
      it seems like it has more in it

      • Tugal Brisingr

        if the rock o kutian was aa forsworn dragon u wouldnt be able to say and you would forget the name straight away

  • Konungr1

    not complaining but curious what happened to the origional time limit

    • There’s a ton of info to cover, time seems to go fast when that happens. 

      • Brendans Mommy87

        I prefer it long actually…I love it!

      • Ethiwen

        I acually liked the cover section of this podcast. Especially since I speak Swedish and the swedish book version is the one I’m always reading, even if I will read the english later. I always liked our version of the books. The cover for Eragon especially since it also gives us a glimt of Eragon and Saphira is just so beautiful and in some ways, very realistic. 🙂

        And since, during the podcast, you guys were talking about Shurikan might being on the Chinese second Inheritance book, I just had to mention that the swedish version of Inheritance (which is already done, don’t ask me why) acually has a black dragon on it. I don’t know why they chose to do that but still I think it’s kind of awesome.

        I said it before and I’m saying it again. Check up the swedish covers! They are unlike any other Inheritance covers. Really think you (Mike and company), as mentioned, should to a post about the worldwide Inheritance covers, that would be really interesting.
        Someone else who share that opinion or is it just me who really loves covers? ^^

    • As I’m sure you can tell from listening to our three episodes, there’s simply far too much to discuss. If we stuck to the original time limit we’d have to gut a LOT of important material. We are unwilling to do so.

      • I’ll gut it.

        • Matt

          Shouldn’t cut anything. Who cares how long it is, if you can’t listen to it all at once then pause it and continue later. I listen to it for a little while driving instead of using the radio, or for awhile on my lunch break at work. Just when ever I’m not busy.

  • Got this up way later than I had hoped to due to a VERY busy day — sorry folks!

    P.s. If you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, you’ll usually get it at least half a day early. 😉

    • Tugal Brisingr

      where are the links for Zar Roc