“Book Trailer” For Inheritance Has Released!

Random House has released the first-ever Inheritance Cycle book trailer geared toward promoting Inheritance (Book 4). The trailer reveals nothing related to the book’s plot or any spoilers — it simply features some beautiful shots of the dragons, what appears to be a Brisingr-inspired sword, and some wording to get fans (and new readers) pumped for the final book!

From Christopher:

I am incredibly excited to share this never-before-seen trailer for Inheritance! Prepare for a surprise; the animation and the music are truly powerful. Hope you enjoy!

Stay tuned to Shur’tugal over the next week… we have some exciting announcements coming which may include Comic-Con, interviews with a certain author of certain books about dragons, and more!

  • Charlotte Roach

    Sweet trailer! I like the music. The sword and dragon-fire imagery is pretty cool too. I wish it was already November.

  • Bladesinger5678

    I’m sorry to those that made this but really. A trailer for a book? No, this shouldn’t happen. Don’t you have enough teaser stuff already.You have your top twenty questions, your comic-con announcements and your forums. Teaser trailers are just over the line with promotions. people generally don’t like getting teased, they like getting the real thing.

  • MdnghtShadow

    Inheritance. Comes. Out. On. My. Freaking. Birthday.  Okay, yeah, I’m going to wait until midnight at the local Borders that night ’cause I don’t have class until 2PM that day.

  • Akshay walia

    anyone knows when its gonna be released in india?  

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it’ll be too long of a wait after 8th November.
      Brisingr released the very next day. Strand even had a midnight release, like with HP7. 

  • Michaelfan13

    I love the swords in this video. Thats just makes it even more epic

  • Michaelfan13

    Out of any other videos id’ve seen for new books. This one is like the best one i have ever seen!

  • speedsk8

    November is now my favorite month. Not only are we getting the final book on the eighth, we may also be finally getting Skyward Sword on the second. November is officially the best month of 2011. Period.

    • Jimmy

      also modern warfare 3, which comes out on the same day as inheritance

    • Me

      And Uncharted 3. November is going to be one action-packed month.

    • Me

      And Uncharted 3. November is going to be one action-packed month.

  • iLoveDragons

    I made a paper mache version of Greeni and the one in the video is much nicer. ^_^

  • Jarnunvosk

    It’s not really a “surprise.” I mean, how many of you were shocked to discover that the series started with Eragon, when that book was released in 2002? Or that the last book is Inheritance, which everyone on this site has known since it was announced? Sure, it’s a great trailer. Maybe he thought we’d be surprised that the trailer is actually better than the Eragon film. Other than that, all it shows us are the covers of the books and a little CGI magic.

  • Loic Jordan

    Wow ! It made me chill everywhere ! I can’t wait to read it ! 😀

  • HB

    does the book come out the same day in the UK?

  • anonymous

    watching this made me want a sandwich… weird 

  • Amethyst Rose

    I showed this to my mom and She asked if it’ll be shown on tv as well. I told her that I didn’t know but I sure do hope so!

    • They sometimes play these before movies in movie theaters. I know that they did a trailer for the series last year that played before a few films in select locations.

  • Capricorntwin71109

    Arya may sumhow get the green dragon. I am certain somehow Murtagh is going to get the green egg to them…..I haven’t counted him out yet.  Even if it doesn’t go to arya, I’m certain it’s going to be an elf rider.

  • GOD! i’m speechless! it was flawless O

  • Sycamoreent

    Brain flash. Arya is going to “inherit” the dragon egg that was her family’s before it was stolen. Also the dragon may be named Inheritence.  

    • Arya<3

      I think it should be named Vervada because it was Saphira’s mother, who was green.

      • Amethyst Rose

        One problem with that…. it’s been said in Eldest that the Green Dragon is male. Plus, where did it say that Vervada was green anyways?

        • Arya<3

           Well if you think ‘Saphira’ is blue, then ‘Vervada” must be green based on roots.

          • Tradakk

            lolwut?

          • Tradakk

            lolwut?

          • Tradakk

            I don’t that the names of dragons have anything to do with their colors. Unless I missed a CP interview somewhere?

          • Tradakk

            I don’t that the names of dragons have anything to do with their colors. Unless I missed a CP interview somewhere?

          • Tradakk

            I don’t that the names of dragons have anything to do with their colors. Unless I missed a CP interview somewhere?

    • Capricorntwin71109

      the dragon will NOT be named Inheritance

    • I think Inheritance would be the worst dragon name in the history of dragon names.

      • Aplussoccerkid

        I totally agree Mike.

  • MAINE

    I. AM. PUMPED.

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    sorry……

    grrrrrr…..nov is, like, forever away! well more like 4 months, but still. ;P

    Love the trailer. Wish it had plot info/spoilers though….

  • Daniela Sammet

    I think you all will agree with me that this adventure, this magical power of the world Christopher has created, this thrill we feel when we read the books will NEVER, EVER end. 🙂

  • Mchl_Andrew

    MIKE

    I know this may be irrelevant, I’d put it in the Angela big twenty article but I don’t think you check comments on old articles, have you ever thought of the theory that Angela is of mixed races? I know there have been only a few elven/human relationships, but what if she was a child that came from one? It could explain her age, friends with the varden and elves, and I don’t believe anyone’s seen her ears underneath all that curly hair….they could be pointy….

    • Yes, that’s what her being a half-elf is talking about

      • Bearsboy1899

        I didnt entirely understand that response….

  • love the video and the music was dramatic-matches war and death

  • dma

    Hey, does anyone know how to play at Vroengard Academy. The website says it’s forbidden.

  • dma

    Hey, does anyone know how to play at Vroengard Academy. The website says it’s forbidden.

  • Did anyone notice when Brisingr went upward, the sword that crossed it was black? Galbatorix’s black sword…?

    • Arya<3

      That’s what I thought at first, but then I realized that it was just a ‘shadowed’ sword. 

  • FINALLY an official trailer! I’ve made THREE fan made ones at my YouTube channel, THREE. And I still need to make the last one which will upload November 7th, a day before The Vault of Souls releases. In my opinion it’s actually a really good trailer, keeps to the point.

  • M0o

    Wow. Not a very impressive trailer. It could definitely use some more love.

  • Arya<3

    Dear Shurtugal makers,

    PLEASE MAKE A COUNTDOWN I’M SO EXCITED!

    • Ethiwen

      But then it will be even harder to wait for it, seeing the countdown every single day. XD

      • me too i am so excited i just cant wait i can barely sit down and type this right now my fingers are tapping at the keys very fast

      • me too i am so excited i just cant wait i can barely sit down and type this right now my fingers are tapping at the keys very fast

      • speedsk8

        true. not knowing exactly how far away it is makes it seem closer

  • Arya<3

    Dear Shurtugal makers,

    PLEASE MAKE A COUNTDOWN I’M SO EXCITED!

  • Skulblaka_Shur’tugal

    Did anybody notice that the only dragons featured (besides in the book covers) are Saphira and the green dragon? I mean, I KNOW it’s because of the whole “It Began with Eragon, It Ends with Inheritance” thingy, but do you think it could be something…else?

    And really? This was the FIRST trailer for ANY Inheritance book? You’d think there would be some at least for Brisingr…

    • Ethiwen

       Well, there isn’t until now “book trailers” have started to get popular. So that’s probably why they didn’t make one out of Brisingr. 🙂

  • Maybe that wasn’t brisingr, maybe it was Undbitr?..

  • Crystal

    -kidnaps Chistopher’s Editor- Tell me all you know about Inheritance! :3 Can’t wait til Inheritance!

    • that’s hilarious

    • that’s hilarious

  • Anonymous

    Wow personally I think they killed Eragon’s sword, Brisingr looked so much better in my minds eye than what my real I just saw…

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. Where were the flames?

      • i think i saw the flames after they showed the black sword and brisingr

    • I think it was based off of Brisingr, not actually Brisingr.

  • Xanderwasser

    cant wait for this, been waiting for far too long!

  • Jeriah

    Yay, awesome video. So looking forward to November. 11-8-11 and 11-11-11 are my two days this year. 🙂

  • I love reading!!

    Can’t wait for book 4!!!
    😉

  • Anonymous

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to read it

  • Anonymous

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to read it

  • Kris Strand

    great video 🙂

  • Kris Strand

    first 🙂

  • Doorkeeper13

    That trailer reminds me……they need to redo the movie(s)……properly this time 😛

    • Anonymous

      They should redo the movies in motion-capture (like the new Tintin movie). The characters still look amazingly real, but they can do so much more than a normal person.

    • Ethiwen

      Maybe they will after Inheritance. Don’t know if I want it or not through. They’ve done it once, maybe they should just let he book be awesome on their own without any movie ruining the story…
      But still it would be nice to see the true spirit of Eragon on the screen, if they do it well for a change of course. And don’t leave out all the importat stuff like dwarfs in an dwarf city for example. ^^

      • if they do it cp should draw the characters and let it be in cartoon so we know it is the true stuff who knows maybe the inheritance cycle will become more famous and cp might become a writer and director

      • if they do it cp should draw the characters and let it be in cartoon so we know it is the true stuff who knows maybe the inheritance cycle will become more famous and cp might become a writer and director

        • Iberius

          Lol I wouldn’t watch a cartoon version of the Inheritance Cycle. They need to up the rating to PG-13 and make it darker like it is in the book. Also, I know they would have to cut stuff out but they shouldn’t be adding things that don’t exist and taking out major players from the movie…….like dwarves, the werecat etc.

        • Ethiwen

          The inheritance books has gotten a little too dark to be a cartoon I think. With all the killing and stuff. (Especially when it comes to Saphira) Don’t think it would work. ^^ And it would be kind of strange too since at least I imagine them as real people in my head and suddenly POOF, there you got this cartoon guy with a sword. XD

    • Tradakk

      That trailer reminds me……they need to redo the trailer. Am I the only one who found the animations and trailer in general corny and sub-par?

    • Tradakk

      That trailer reminds me……they need to redo the trailer. Am I the only one who found the animations and trailer in general corny and sub-par?

    • Tradakk

      That trailer reminds me……they need to redo the trailer. Am I the only one who found the animations and trailer in general corny and sub-par?

  • Ethiwen

    That’s cool! 😀 Love the dragon eye.

  • WOW!!! AWesome trailer!!! Nice to finally have a look at eragon’s sword brisingr!!! love the 3d effects on the dragon scales!!!