On Articles, Podcasts, and Interviews [Updated]

It isn’t often that you’ll find a candid article on our operations here on the front page. We generally reserve this area for true news and information, rather than weighing visitors down with “internal blabbering”, as we’ve come to call it. Unfortunately, various circumstances have backed us into a tight corner over the past few weeks, wreaking havoc on our schedules and piling more work and travel on our plates than anticipated…

Short story, there will be a delay on your “regularly scheduled programming” this week due to traveling and having to re-book our usual projects. The next Big Twenty will be delayed, episode 12 of the Book Club will be a wee bit late… but the good news? We’ll be posting our interview with Christopher before Saturday and it’ll be well worth the wait!

Thank you very much for your understanding and patience. As we enter the last two months of the wait for Book 4, things are becoming crazy… but “good crazy”. Updated release schedule can be found in the comments.

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  • guest

    Will the podcast be coming today? 

  • Coasterking

    hey mike just woundering where the podcast is and the interview  also you guys still planing on getting a brisingr sword made for christopher?

  • Helen Beddis

    Hi Mike when do we have to get our podcast emails to you for? I don’t want to miss it again 🙂 Also do you have any idea when you’d like me on the show (assuming you still do!)

    Thanks Helen x

  • Helen Beddis

    Hi Mike when do we have to get our podcast emails to you for? I don’t want to miss it again 🙂 Also do you have any idea when you’d like me on the show (assuming you still do!)

    Thanks Helen x

  • Helen Beddis

    Hi Mike when do we have to get our podcast emails to you for? I don’t want to miss it again 🙂 Also do you have any idea when you’d like me on the show (assuming you still do!)

    Thanks Helen x

  • Helen Beddis

    Hi Mike when do we have to get our podcast emails to you for? I don’t want to miss it again 🙂 Also do you have any idea when you’d like me on the show (assuming you still do!)

    Thanks Helen x

  • fan

    ahhhh! i have been refreshing every 25 seconds here and on i tunes all morning only to find out its not coming for a long time

  • Update on the current schedule of things:

    Podcast will release some time today (likely late in the evening)
    Interview will release on Lytherus tomorrow (Sunday)
    The next Big Twenty article will release on Tuesday

    • Coasterking

      thanks mike so with the next big 20 is everything back to normal?

    • Devin

      Hey Mike, I was wondering why the interview is being released on Lytherus and not Shurtugal, although I love both sites. I’m just curious.

    • inheritance fan

      does late in the evening mean midnight???  are you still planning on posting it tonight or is it being moved back again?

      • Coasterking

        it will come when it comes but they normaly come out around midnight so thats when i would start looking

    • Anonymous

      was there another change?

  • Don’t worry, we don’t blame you guys; we blame Irene (or at least I do). She screwed everything up >.< hurricanes are so mean.

  • Current schedule for things (subject to change due to editing time on podcasts):

    Big Twenty will release tonight
    Podcast episode 12 will release late Friday or early Saturday
    Interview will release on Lytherus on Sunday

    • Irock13198

      thanks for giving us a update

    • Coasterking

      thanks mike you guys rock

    • Devin

      Thanks for keeping us updated!

  • Guest

    I guess “before Saturday” means Friday at 11:59 pm?  hehe

    • Coasterking

       except now it means sunday

  • Guest

    I guess “before Saturday” means Friday at 11:59 pm?  hehe

  • E.

    Are you guys @ Shurtugal gonna have some podcasts discussing book 4 when it comes out, too??

    • Ashley A

      Yep! They said in one of the more recent podcasts that they will discuss book 4 in several podcasts. 😀

    • Ashley A

      Yep! They said in one of the more recent podcasts that they will discuss book 4 in several podcasts. 😀

    • Ashley A

      Yep! They said in one of the more recent podcasts that they will discuss book 4 in several podcasts. 😀

  • Ashley A

    Exactly 2 months till Inheritance is released!!!! HURRAY! 😀 (PS Sorry for all the posts.)

  • I love reading!!

    Does anyone else have the Shurtugal site open 24/7 and reloads it about 20 times a day, or I just a crazy, devoted inheritance fan?

    • Ashley A

      Lol! I’m the same way! I always have the site up on my computer and am constantly refreshing for new articles! We’re just cool like that! 😀

    • bigmike

      Its my home page!lol At least im not the only crazy-mega-fan!!!!   🙂

      • Ashley A

        That’s AWESOME! 😀

      • Ashley A

        That’s AWESOME! 😀

      • Ashley A

        That’s AWESOME! 😀

      • Home page? A little bit over kill. But I do check back in frequently

        • bigmike

          ll its one of the tabs….. the school computer auto puts the school web site as the main home tab. but it is # 2 tab.lolz

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! 

    • Daniela

      I will have destroyed my F5 key by the time the interview is finally released.

  • Irock13198

    roran survives, he is seen in a later chapter in the book. he could have excaped using magic, Eragon told him the exact words in the ancient laungage “stone rise”

  • Irock13198

    roran survives, he is seen in a later chapter in the book. he could have excaped using magic, Eragon told him the exact words in the ancient laungage “stone rise”

    • Jackperkin

      Yeah, he’s standing next to Angela in the King Cat chapter.

  • Mr. Anonymous

    I always wonder what you guys have to do to get all the articles, etc. What kind of work is piling up and where do you need to travel all the time? Maybe someday we will get an insider tour in the workings of Lytherus and Shurtugal.

    If it’s for personal reasons and none of my business then I’m sorry for asking.

  • Mr. Anonymous

    I always wonder what you guys have to do to get all the articles, etc. What kind of work is piling up and where do you need to travel all the time? Maybe someday we will get an insider tour in the workings of Lytherus and Shurtugal.

    If it’s for personal reasons and none of my business then I’m sorry for asking.

  • Mr. Anonymous

    I always wonder what you guys have to do to get all the articles, etc. What kind of work is piling up and where do you need to travel all the time? Maybe someday we will get an insider tour in the workings of Lytherus and Shurtugal.

    If it’s for personal reasons and none of my business then I’m sorry for asking.

  • SS

    Dont worry about it, its the least we can do considering that you guys are taking the time to write all the article and record the pod casts, and anyway it’s worth the wait!

    • SS

      *articles

  • bigmike

    Hey chris/mike, I have been wondering whether the Shade that trained Galbi, before he killed the elder, was still alive and kicking or already dead. I believe that the Shade is still alive and that he/she is the unnamed shadow and is also the true puppet master pulling the strings in the background, and that Galby is actully looking for the Shades true name to free himself from a name bound slavery, like he has with murtage, which would be “the name” the rasac spoke of. Can yal ask CP about it in the next interview for me? it would put me at ease if you did.

    • Jwelde

      When Oromis tells Eragon about Eldunarí, he says that when Galby killed his first Rider, he took the dragon’s Eldunarí, and broke its mind, enslaving it. Oromis says “Most likely with the help of Durza”. This leads me to believe that the shade is dead. Cool theory though.

      • pie

        i dont want to be rude, but Eragon killed Durza in the first book

        • Jack Hall

          that has nothing to do with wat their talking about try reading it again:)

        • Jack Hall

          that has nothing to do with wat their talking about try reading it again:)

        • bigmike

          Not Durza. I mean the Shade that trained Galby. I dont think that it was Durza. If Durza had been around b4 the Fall, we prob would have been told that by now. I say that he is still alive and kicking (galby in the arse) and he is the unnamed shadow.

        • bigmike

          Not Durza. I mean the Shade that trained Galby. I dont think that it was Durza. If Durza had been around b4 the Fall, we prob would have been told that by now. I say that he is still alive and kicking (galby in the arse) and he is the unnamed shadow.

      • bigmike

        But there has been no proof that the Shade is dead. It isnt anywhere in the books (iv searched) and it is driving me crazy trying to figure it out. UGH!!!

  • Anonymous

    LOL i have just started reading Eragon again XD for the 80th time (actual counting!!) and i am now certain he threw a red herring in there, because we’re all saying that Eragon is a descendant of Palencar, but Brom even says that Eragon’s sire (aka him) isn’t from round here (as in Carvahall) but he doesn’t mean Roran, so i am almost certain now on the relation between Roran and Palencar haha! (sorry if this makes no sense, i lost track of time and stayed up reading well after 12 lol) 

    • bigmike

      Iv only read eragon 34, 35 now, and you are forgetting something. Eragon’s mother is from Palencar Valley. So truely, his ansesters (i cant spell) are partially decendent of the crazy king, whose name excapes me at the moment, but roran is older so he would inherit the thrown. plus Roran is the obvious choice for the next king.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah thats sorta what i meant, that roran has more of a right to it, and i did honestly forget Selena was from carvahall haha! keep thinking she was born in the cities xD 

      • The Crazy King is named Palancar, and the valley was named after him

      • The Crazy King is named Palancar, and the valley was named after him

      • The Crazy King is named Palancar, and the valley was named after him

      • The Crazy King is named Palancar, and the valley was named after him

    • weetniks

      what about eragons mother? garrow and selena could be direct descendants. but yes. roran has more ‘right’ because he is older, and males go first (garrow)

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  • Guests

    By saying its worth the wait, you’re raising a lot of expectations (a.k.a spoilers!).  But I’m sure that’s probably not true. 

  • Guests

    By saying its worth the wait, you’re raising a lot of expectations (a.k.a spoilers!).  But I’m sure that’s probably not true. 

  • Elf Knight

    Sad to say, I haven’t listened to the podcasts simply because I want to wait for Book IV when it comes out without having an awful lot spoiled. Thanks for this announcement though, as the interview does sound interesting. It will most likely be about whether Roran lives or dies methinks and maybe if he can use magic in Book IV. I wouldn’t want him to as he’s already powerful enough but that’s besides the point. It would also be awesome if CP’d announce that there will be a remake to the Eragon film and a brandnew Eragon video game. However, I am content to wait for Book IV and various fanfictions on this website.

    Many thanks for this awesome info!

    • Gustav

      Roran lives. How, I’m not sure. My guess is that he uses magic once the wall begins to fall. How I know this: the wall falls first chapter. Fourth chapter, I believe it is, is the chapter where they go and recruit the werecats.  In said released chapter, it talks about who all makes up the company in front of the cats and it talks about Roran, and who’s standing next to him. I didn’t take the time to look up the exact quote, but he is mentioned. Thus, any discussions of him being dead by the falling wall are idiotic.

      • bigmike

        I thought that the werecat chapter came before the falling wall chapter…….. Didnt it?

        • Gustav

          The werecat chapter was released prior to the chapter of the falling wall, however, the prereleased excerpt from the werecats is said to come from chapter 4, while the falling wall is in the first few pages of the book.

        • Gustav

          The werecat chapter was released prior to the chapter of the falling wall, however, the prereleased excerpt from the werecats is said to come from chapter 4, while the falling wall is in the first few pages of the book.

        • Gustav

          The werecat chapter was released prior to the chapter of the falling wall, however, the prereleased excerpt from the werecats is said to come from chapter 4, while the falling wall is in the first few pages of the book.

          • bigmike

            otay. well that could be confusing.lol

          • Gustav

            Completely agree.

    • Jack

      the podcasts have no spoilers for book 4 just theories its the interviews that may have hints:)

      • Elf Knight

        Okay, cool. Perhaps I will listen to it then. After all, it’s a lot of work they put into the podcasts so it’s only fair. Still, there are only like 2 months until it comes out so I’d almost rather just wait until it comes out rather than just get all pent up with theories and ideas (no offence anybody!).

      • Elf Knight

        Okay, cool. Perhaps I will listen to it then. After all, it’s a lot of work they put into the podcasts so it’s only fair. Still, there are only like 2 months until it comes out so I’d almost rather just wait until it comes out rather than just get all pent up with theories and ideas (no offence anybody!).

      • Elf Knight

        Okay, cool. Perhaps I will listen to it then. After all, it’s a lot of work they put into the podcasts so it’s only fair. Still, there are only like 2 months until it comes out so I’d almost rather just wait until it comes out rather than just get all pent up with theories and ideas (no offence anybody!).

  • Anonymous

    Two months…. I actually can’t believe it. Thanks so much for all the hard work you guys have put into making these last few months waiting a little less painful 🙂

  • Lil Uhura

    I’m truly grateful for the hard work that you’ve all poured into this project.  I can wait a little while longer.

  • Guest

    Has anyone noticed that the page count is listed at 880 on both random house and amazon?
    Really enjoying the Book Club, and looking foward to the interview!

  • CraigW

    Thank you for letting us know, for me, it comes when it comes and will look forward to them all the more, i am sure we all appreciate the hard work and effort you do.

  • Coasterking

    when u say that the big 20 and the podcast will be a bit delayed how long are we talking will they still be this week? Also do you guys get my emails they come from the same email i post these with?

  • Coasterking

    when u say that the big 20 and the podcast will be a bit delayed how long are we talking will they still be this week? Also do you guys get my emails they come from the same email i post these with?

  • Anonymous

    i’m pretty sure we all understand your point, Mike. And I’m way too excited for this interview. I’m also sure that it’s totally worth the wait. I hope we can hear a bit of Doctor Who, too. If Chris were a fan of the series (i think he is) i’d freak out so hard. Did you discuss some doctor who crazy stuff in the interview? 

    • He and his family are all fans

      • Anonymous

        i can’t describe what i’m feeling now. all these feelings… too overwhelming. I bet Angela is a Time Lord. Did they talk about that? Angela being a Time Lord..? awesome theory. 
        a-m-u-s-e-s me. okay, this interview is awesome. 

        • The Paolini family are the reason I’m a Doctor Who fan. Christopher’s sister would be the biggest fan I know.

          • Anonymous

            you mean, Angela? (you have no idea of how freaked out i am at this moment). 

      • Anonymous

        i can’t describe what i’m feeling now. all these feelings… too overwhelming. I bet Angela is a Time Lord. Did they talk about that? Angela being a Time Lord..? awesome theory. 
        a-m-u-s-e-s me. okay, this interview is awesome. 

      • Anonymous

        i can’t describe what i’m feeling now. all these feelings… too overwhelming. I bet Angela is a Time Lord. Did they talk about that? Angela being a Time Lord..? awesome theory. 
        a-m-u-s-e-s me. okay, this interview is awesome. 

      • Anonymous

        i can’t describe what i’m feeling now. all these feelings… too overwhelming. I bet Angela is a Time Lord. Did they talk about that? Angela being a Time Lord..? awesome theory. 
        a-m-u-s-e-s me. okay, this interview is awesome. 

  • Emeric

    How about his international tour? When will we find out what countries he’ll visit? I really can’t wait to know!

  • Chinmaylalani132

    will the interview be released on Lytherus or Shurtugal????? 

    • I’m pretty sure that he said that it would be released on lytherus, but they would put a link to it on shurtugal

      • Anonymous

        I think it will be the other way round as this is the fansite

        • It won’t be. We’re hosting part one on Lytherus but we will link to it from Shur’tugal.

  • Chinmaylalani132

    will the interview be released on Lytherus or Shurtugal????? 

  • Kewers77

    Ah well, it’ll be worth the wait!

  • Ashley A

    Thanks for the update! 😀

  • Feisty-fitz

    When you say that you’re releasing the interview…. does that mean it won’t be in parts, as you said before????????????????????

    • It will be in parts.

      • Yeah

        Can you tell us how many?

      • Yeah

        Can you tell us how many?

      • Feisty-fitz

        Darn. Haha.

  • promethiandeath

    Life happens! If you have to postpone things to keep up the quality, that’s what counts the most! 🙂

  • I love reading!!

    Can’t wait for the interview!!