New Inheritance Book Editions (Physical and Digital) and Inheritance Advertisements Hit Stores!

Eagle-eyed fans will have noticed the marketing push behind Inheritance (Book 4) beginning to ramp up, as new editions of already-existed Inheritance books have been released throughout North America. Additionally, retail stores including Barnes and Noble have begun displaying advertisements, easels, and more promoting the release of Book 4 in November as well as attempting to rope in new readers! We’ve got a round-up of these new editions, which include new book covers for Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr, as well as some new e-book options, including a three-book omnibus! Keep reading for more information.

Random House recently re-released the first three Inheritance Cycle novels — Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr — featuring new covers as well as some additional book content (posters and book marks) in North America. The new covers feature the same John Jude Panelcar artwork we know and love, but with a different perspective; the dragons’ faces now take up a the entire cover of the book and the familiar title font has been switched out for a new font. While the covers are certainly different from the ones we’ve come to know and love over the past eight years, they’re beautiful in their own right — and make an excellent addition to Inheritance collections. Check them out:

    

Looking to buy the new editions? Eragon is available on Amazon for $8.45. Eldest is available on Amazon for $9.99. Brisingr is available on Amazon for $8.51.

Random House has also released a digital-only Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr omnibus now available through the Amazon e-book store. The three books are available as one very long Inheritance Cycle novel and cost only $24.99. It’s a great bargain for any fans looking to move their physical collection over to their Kindle! Random House has sent along the cover for the Inheritance Omnibus, which features the spines from the new covers (seen above):



Of course, this wouldn’t be a book round-up if we didn’t mention Shur’tugal’s very own “The Inheritance Almanac”, the only official Inheritance Cycle companion guide on the market… and it was written by our very own Mike Macauley! The Inheritance Almanac is an A to Z guide to the world of Alagaesia, featuring everything we know from the books — plus more! The book is jam-packed with new information, including interview tid-bits, trivia (did you know that “Eragon” was originally to be named “Kevin”?), and more. The book is a perfect companion guide to the cycle — and the staff of Shur’tugal keep it at their sides as they read through the books to write our Big Twenty articles, record our Book Club podcast, and even when we’re reading through for pleasure. It really is worth checking out, and is available on Amazon for only $10.39!

Mike Macauley wrote two great “making of” articles last year to mark The Inheritance Almanac’s release. They’re still available and we highly recommend checking them out if you’re at all interested in the world of Alagaesia, Shur’tugal, and all that goes into the making of a guide for fans. Check out part one and part two!



Haven’t made it to a Barnes and Noble or retail book store lately? You may have missed some of the more recent Inheritance (Book 4) promotions featured in the stores, but never fear — we’ve got you covered with some photos!

    

Last but not least, have you pre-ordered your copy of Inheritance (Book 4) yet? If not… why not?! Here’s a helpful pre-order guide! Follow the links to pre-order your copy, ensuring you’re with the rest of us fans reading Inheritance the day it releases!

 

  • Du Skulblaka Ebrithil

    I’d definitely suggest pre-ordering and pre-paying for Inheritance at Barnes and Noble. It’s about $10 less than what it would be, buying it the day it is released. I just did that today. 😀

  • Anonymous

    OK, Mike, I think that you should make a shurtugal iPhone/Android app for the last 3 month of waiting! That would be sooooo awesome!!!! If people agree with me like this!

  • ShrimpyJess

    I’m all for the new covers, except for the font. It looks wierd and just isn’t as cool as the original.

    • Belgarion

      Too true, too true.  By the way, what’s the old (and cooler) font called?

      • Cdobes6

        fan of David Eddings Belgarion?

        I agree.  I like the first ones better.

      • Cdobes6

        fan of David Eddings Belgarion?

        I agree.  I like the first ones better.

      • Cdobes6

        fan of David Eddings Belgarion?

        I agree.  I like the first ones better.

  • bromsson

    what is the answer to the first riddle in saphira’s quest? “Now you see me, now you don’t. I’ll light your path when the sun and moon won’t.  Fleeing from danger or running to fight, I’m a sign of life in the darkest night.  What am I?

    • guest

      stars

      • TwilightFan

        According to the Facebook Quiz game, that’s wrong. ._.

    • blake

      fire

    • blake

      fire

    • blake

      fire

  • bromsson

    what is the answer to the first riddle in saphira’s quest? “Now you see me, now you don’t. I’ll light your path when the sun and moon won’t.  Fleeing from danger or running to fight, I’m a sign of life in the darkest night.  What am I?

  • I’m gonna buy Inheritance from my local Borders!

    OH WAIT…

    • Halbarad

      Wait…… Didn’t Borders go out of business nationwide?

      • Cdobes6

        Yeah they did.  After I pre-ordered Inheritance from them =(

  • Rubydragon

    Can there be one book that contains the whole (4 book) series? Like the omnibus version of Eragon and Eldest (combined) ? This one may be one big fat book. Or just combine Inheritance with Brising? That would be cool!

    • I’m not sure it’d be possible to combine all four books into one… it might be too big for one book spine. Brisingr and Inheritance together would be one GIANT book. I doubt either will happen.

      • Belgarion

        Still though, wouldn’t it be cool if an omnibus version of Brisingr and Inheritance was published as “Empire” with Shruikan on the cover?

        • PotionWillow207

          That book would be GINORMOUS!!! LOL!

          • Thedqs

            Make it a legal sheet size (14″x8.5″) and reduce the font size by a point or two and you could keep the width down (maybe 2 inches for the cycle). Of course you wouldn’t be picking it up for bedtime reading as that is still huge.

  • I am almost certain I saw those paperback editions months ago at Barnes and Noble. 

    • The paperbacks have been out for about a month now. I didn’t post sooner because we’ve had way too much going on.

  • Crysat

    I went the Barnes and Noble today and saw a sign advertising Inheritance. I wasn’t sure if I should hug the sign, or scream at it. 🙂

    • Crystal

      And also, I have to say that I really, really need to take my copy of Brisingr to the bookbinder- I literally read it to death; the pages fell right out of the spine…

      • I didn’t know book binders still exist. I just buy a new copy when my old one wears out. 😛

    • Crystal

      And also, I have to say that I really, really need to take my copy of Brisingr to the bookbinder- I literally read it to death; the pages fell right out of the spine…

  • Hrothgar

    I pre-ordered it on kindle the day the release date was anounced but I wanted to know if it will get sent to my kindle at midnight on the 8th or when will it get sent if anyone knows????

  • Anonymous

    Will Inheritance be released in the old style and the new style?

    • Well, we won’t see paperback editions for close to a year (that’s how books always work), so there won’t be any telling until then. It’s probably likely that they’ll do that for the sake of consistency. The hardcover edition will be the same as all the others, though.

      • Mr. Anonymous

        Hardcover’s way more waesome most of the time anyway ‘cept for Eragon. The old version has a nice texture!

  • Kathryn

    I already pre-ordered Inheritance through Amazon. I did it the day that they told us the release date! LOL. And I don’t have to pay for shipping. Plus, I got an email a couple of weeks ago that Amazon is going to ship the book so that I get it ON THE RELEASE DATE!!! SUPER excited about that. I don’t have to try to avoid spoilers while waiting for my book to ship. Plus, maybe they’ll make a mistake and ship it a little early. *wink, wink*

  • Kathryn

    I already pre-ordered Inheritance through Amazon. I did it the day that they told us the release date! LOL. And I don’t have to pay for shipping. Plus, I got an email a couple of weeks ago that Amazon is going to ship the book so that I get it ON THE RELEASE DATE!!! SUPER excited about that. I don’t have to try to avoid spoilers while waiting for my book to ship. Plus, maybe they’ll make a mistake and ship it a little early. *wink, wink*

  • Kathryn

    I already pre-ordered Inheritance through Amazon. I did it the day that they told us the release date! LOL. And I don’t have to pay for shipping. Plus, I got an email a couple of weeks ago that Amazon is going to ship the book so that I get it ON THE RELEASE DATE!!! SUPER excited about that. I don’t have to try to avoid spoilers while waiting for my book to ship. Plus, maybe they’ll make a mistake and ship it a little early. *wink, wink*

  • Walmart its 14.23 with no shipping

  • Arteza147

    At least the covers arent made of the same flimbsy material as usual.

  • Kris

    So exciting!! I LOVE how they put closeups of the dragons’ faces on the cover! Not too crazy about the new font, I think it looks plainer and more jeuvinile, but other than that, beautiful covers. Already got my pre-order in for my kindle!!! Can’t wait!

  • Guest

    Any idea when the interview will come out?

    • I’ve answered this a few times now and this post certainly isn’t the place to be asking that.

    • I’ve answered this a few times now and this post certainly isn’t the place to be asking that.

    • I’ve answered this a few times now and this post certainly isn’t the place to be asking that.

    • I’ve answered this a few times now and this post certainly isn’t the place to be asking that.

    • I’ve answered this a few times now and this post certainly isn’t the place to be asking that.

      • Avestitos

        Yea, I believe you said it would be posted in 1 week. Which was 2 weeks ago roughly. 

        • Here’s what I said:

          “It will be released when we are ready to release it. I have a lot going on right now both personally and work-wise. People don’t realize it, but everything that happens on Shur’tugal these days is structured, timed, and scheduled. I do not throw things up at random. It won’t be too long, but it won’t be tomorrow either.”

          • Avestitos

            “The interview may take up to a week. We will see.”
            also
            “It may take up to a week. I will not be working for at least the next few days. I returned from Comic-Con and both my father and grandmother are in the hospital, so I need to set work aside from a few days to deal with personal things.” Posted July 26th.And while i completely understand things take time to do. It just seems like “filler” topics are being thrown out there. I doubt anyone will buy the same books yet again only to have a different cover on them. Although, people do buy deluxe editions just for sneak peak chapters…

          • Yep well things change. I wasn’t anticipating both my grandmother and father being in the hospital for over two weeks, and I also have other obligations. Acting like a jerk certainly won’t push me to release the interview any faster.

            And your doubts are wrong. I have an Amazon Associates account, which allows me to see how many books Amazon has sold through the links I’ve provided. Several dozen have already been purchased. I’d hardly call an article that several thousand have already read as “filler”.

    • I’ve answered this a few times now and this post certainly isn’t the place to be asking that.

  • SJ

    I found it amazing when I saw posters in Vue cinema, near York. Inheritance isn’t that big in North Yorkshire, so it was quite strange, especially when you rarely see posters for books in cinemas. They’re really stepping up the promotion for Inheritance and I hope it works!

    • If Inheritance isn’t big where they’re advertising it, that’s exactly why — they want to advertise it in places it hasn’t really gained any footing yet in hopes of bringing in a new audience.

    • If Inheritance isn’t big where they’re advertising it, that’s exactly why — they want to advertise it in places it hasn’t really gained any footing yet in hopes of bringing in a new audience.

    • If Inheritance isn’t big where they’re advertising it, that’s exactly why — they want to advertise it in places it hasn’t really gained any footing yet in hopes of bringing in a new audience.

    • If Inheritance isn’t big where they’re advertising it, that’s exactly why — they want to advertise it in places it hasn’t really gained any footing yet in hopes of bringing in a new audience.

      • SJ

        I loved seeing it. It quite amazing. I hope people I know start reading it, I’m alone in my fandom.

      • Gandalf

        Um, speaking of new audiences…. Are there any Inheritance fans not older that 11?  It seems that there aren’t, from what I’ve seen.

        • Mr. Anonymous

          The series is quite complex and well-written more for a more mature audience. The subject of the books may have appeared to only be for young kids but not really. Its like Pokemon games: made for young uns but far more technical when getting into it. Anyone get what I’m saying?

        • Mr. Anonymous

          The series is quite complex and well-written more for a more mature audience. The subject of the books may have appeared to only be for young kids but not really. Its like Pokemon games: made for young uns but far more technical when getting into it. Anyone get what I’m saying?

    • If Inheritance isn’t big where they’re advertising it, that’s exactly why — they want to advertise it in places it hasn’t really gained any footing yet in hopes of bringing in a new audience.

  • Rubydragon

    I think I would have gone yoicks if the Inheritance series had book covers other than dragon faces. The Ukranian book covers of Eragon and Eldest I have to admit were superbly astounding. I wonder if they have ones for Brisingr and Inheritance. I would love to see that. 🙂

  • Rubydragon

    I think I would have gone yoicks if the Inheritance series had book covers other than dragon faces. The Ukranian book covers of Eragon and Eldest I have to admit were superbly astounding. I wonder if they have ones for Brisingr and Inheritance. I would love to see that. 🙂

  • Rubydragon

    I think I would have gone yoicks if the Inheritance series had book covers other than dragon faces. The Ukranian book covers of Eragon and Eldest I have to admit were superbly astounding. I wonder if they have ones for Brisingr and Inheritance. I would love to see that. 🙂

  • Zoranna

    Already have it pre-ordered.
    There’s one ad at our library in the teen section that’s pretty cool.

  • XxxX

    Pity, I loved the old fonts

  • XxxX

    Pity, I loved the old fonts

    • Niniach

      Yeah, so did I… the other ones are so much more artisitic

  • that guy

    Hey Mike, not to be a downer here, but shouldn’t you have waited to write THE INHERITANCE ALMANAC after Book 4 came out?  I mean, I liked it and all, but there’s going to be a lot of new names, places, and things in Book 4.  It’s a really good A to Z guide to the world of Eragon, but it won’t be when INHERITANCE comes out.  Sorry, I’m just throwing that thought out there.  

    • I wrote the book when Random House wanted it. Who knows, maybe the Almanac will be updated some day. It’s intended as a guide to have when you read through Book 4. Why? It’s been almost a decade since Eragon first came out… being able to have a go-to guide for every little fact in the book will be very helpful to many people while reading through Book 4.

      • Eldarion

        Just wondering, Mike… Will you ever edit the piece in the Almanac where it (mistakenly) says Brom and Jeod stole Saphira’s egg in 7903 AC instead of CP’s date of 7983 AC?

  • I love the new covers so much though I’m often more than a little nostlagic for the origonals which I’ve always simply adored. If I had money to spare as well as enough room in my dorm for more books, I’m already leaving at least half of my books behind sadly, I would give them a spot on my shelf next to my copies of the Inheritance Cycle and the Almanac.

  • Darthmegatron69

    im ready 2 buy the new book covers including book 4 with the same type of cover all in hardback (knowing how i am with paperback)

  • Darthmegatron69

    im ready 2 buy the new book covers including book 4 with the same type of cover all in hardback (knowing how i am with paperback)

  • The paperbacks look gorgeous, but Thorn’s flipped image makes him look more deformed and I wish they’d left it as it was. Other than that though, if I do lose my copies I’ll be definitely buying this beautiful babies.

  • The paperbacks look gorgeous, but Thorn’s flipped image makes him look more deformed and I wish they’d left it as it was. Other than that though, if I do lose my copies I’ll be definitely buying this beautiful babies.

  • Anonymous

    Are the new covers available in hard back? I need a new copy of Eragon. I’ve already wrecked two copies reading it 😀
    I LOVE the Almanac. I don’t know what I would do without it. I suspect that soon I’ll need a new copy of that too. Will the Almanac be released in hard back?

  • Michaelfan13

    Wow, I love the new covers. Mite get me those even though I got 2 set of the books already.

  • Just FYI, I really do mean that the new covers are beautiful. I’ve always loved the art, but I was never too fond of the fact that it was condensed into a small little box on the covers. Not to say I don’t like the regular covers — I do. I just enjoy the beauty of seeing the HUGE stretched-out version sprawled across the entire cover. I love them

    I’ve got a set already on my shelves (I have an entire “Inheritance book shelf” in my office) and a set I’ve been using for read-throughs for the Big Twenty and Book Club.