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 eight of Shurtugal.com’s Inheritance Cycle Book Club Podcast has finally arrived! Our eighth episode tackles the third set of chapters from Eldest, discussing the important events of this week’s set of reading. In our longest episode yet, debate centers around marginally important facts surrounding Eragon’s arrival in Ellesmera, Eragon meets an unexpected ally, and Roran gives a rousing speech. Join us as we discuss visiting Ellesmera, meeting a new Dragon Rider, leaving Carvahall, and more! 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! Additionally, this week’s episode contains a way for fans to win a set of Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr signed by Christopher Paolini!
Shurtugal.com Presents: The Inheritance Cycle Book Club, Episode Eight:
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Brief Outline for “Shurtugal.com Presents: The Inheritance Cycle Book Club, Episode Eight”:
- Introduction! Your hosts are Mike Macauley (Shur’tugal, Lytherus, The Inheritance Almanac), Lauren Zurchin (Lytherus.com), and Chris Addison ([OWNER???] Shurtugal.com)
- Sorry, only a tiny, tiny bit of Doctor Who this week (Chris wasn’t sad at all about this)!
- A bit of some insider advertising never hurts: Lytherus.com and The Inheritance Almanac yet again
- This week’s tangent: This whole episode is filled with small ones.
- We jump into the book, discussing this section’s key events, including: visiting Ellesmera, learning about how the Elves use magic to sing their homes from the trees, Oromis and Glaedr[!], Eragon’s formal training begins, Roran rouses Carvahall to pack up and leave for Surda, and 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 announce the winner of the Trivia Contest!
- We reveal this week’s “sweepstakes word”… you’ll have to listen to hear it!
- Two episodes next week!
- 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 eight!
Episode Nine of the Inheritance Book Club will release on August 25th! This week’s reading is “Under the Menoa Tree” through “Image of Perfection”! Episode Ten will release August 28th, reading for that episode will be “The Obliterator” through “Teirm”! Stop when you reach “Jeod Longshanks”!
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We want to involve our listeners in each show’s discussions as much as possible. This means we want to hear from you! We’re looking you to share your thoughts, theories, and discussion points on the next set of chapters for episodes nine and ten (listed above). The best of these thoughts will be read or played during the next episode of the Book Club!
- Share your thoughts via text: If you have thoughts, opinions, discussion points, or theories on the next set of reading, please send them to [email protected] — be sure to keep them as brief as possible. Also be sure to include “Episode 9 [or 10] Thoughts” in the subject!
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