“The Inheritance Cycle Book Club, Episode Twelve” 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 twelve marks the end of ELDEST and the lead-in to the final released novel in the book… which means that INHERITANCE is under two months away! The twelfth installment of Shurtugal.com’s Inheritance Cycle Book Club Podcast has finally arrived, better late than never! Our latest episode tackles the final set of chapters from Eldest, discussing the important events of this week’s set of reading. Join us as we discuss the Battle of the Burning Plains, including Hrothgar’s death, Murtagh’s betrayal, Roran and Eragon’s first encounter since Carvahall, Angela’s lectures, promises to Elva, and more! Plus we tackle some fantastic fan questions and 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

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Shurtugal.com Presents: The Inheritance Cycle Book Club, Episode Twelve:



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

  • Introduction! Your hosts are Mike Macauley (Shur’tugal, Lytherus, The Inheritance Almanac), Chris Addison (Shur’tugal), and Robert “Bob” Cox (Shur’tugal)
  • Lauren was trapped on top of a mountain by a wild herd of goats in Montana and was unable to make it (we’re not kidding)
  • the Battle of the Burning Plains, including Hrothgar’s death, Murtagh’s betrayal, Roran and Eragon’s first encounter since Carvahall, Angela’s lectures, promises to Elva, and more!
  • Hosts discuss some observations from this reading — facts to keep in mind going forward
  • We give last week and this week’s sweepstakes words to make up for Mike’s error in episode 11!
  • 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 twelve!

Episode Thirteen of the Inheritance Book Club will release on September 15th and will mark the start of the end as we begin reading Brisingr! Please be sure to read “The Gates of Death” through “To Walk the Land Alone”, stop when you hit “Trial of the Long Knives”!

Contribute to the show — offer your opinions via comments, email, or voicemail and we’ll read/play them during the show!

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 episode twelve (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 12 Thoughts” in the subject!
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  • Manurocks1945

    can anybody tell me what are these official episodes which are being realeased ?????????????

  • Mcyjnr

    I literally can’t work out what you said the word was? Ocean or Oceans? 

  • Mcyjnr

    I literally can’t work out what you said the word was? Ocean or Oceans? 

  • XxxX

    Mike, you aren’t the only one who can remember the feeling of Murtagh’s second coming with Thorn. I remember the numb shock, the chill, the excitement, the fear that I felt. I was so sad he was controlled by Galby that I couldn’t bear to re-read Eldest until days before Brisingr released.

    Well done, CP

  • Kova

    Elva is totally Alia from Dune!  And Bid’Daum is Muad’Dib backwards, also Dune. I love that Christopher threw those in!

  • XxxX

    THe acknowledgement just say CP’s father had the idea for the Sword to burst into fire. CP could already have known the name

  • XxxX

    Here’s a really good question,

    Why didn’t Galbatorix posses Murtagh when he was fighting Eragon either time like he did when Murtagh fought Oromis?

  • Ruki G

    Mike, this is a question I’d love to hear Christopher answer and I wasn’t quite sure who to send it to, so I’ll just put it here!
    So we know that dragons only hatch for the right people under the right circumstances, and that children were lined up to touch a dragon egg. My question is, what if a child went through something after they had touched an egg that changed who they are as a person, maybe even changed their true name. Could the egg that had already rejected them as a child hatch for them then under a different set of circumstances?

  • Coasterking

    where is episode 13s podcast?

  • Coasterking

    where is episode 13s podcast?

  • p.i.m.c!

    anyone remember what books & editions the murtagh p.o.v. chapters were on?

  • p.i.m.c!

    anyone remember what books & editions the murtagh p.o.v. chapters were on?

    • Coasterking

      it was only in the original publication of the first book the one christophers family releaced not random house they cut that part ive been looking for a copy but cant find one

    • Coasterking

      it was only in the original publication of the first book the one christophers family releaced not random house they cut that part ive been looking for a copy but cant find one

  • EternalShade

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! I know it shouldnt be funny but i laughed my BUTT off when I heard why Lauren was gone! Wow! Goats? Just shoo them away!

  • Another great show. When I first read Eldest (On Christmas Day 2005) I literally dropped the book when I read that Murtagh was alive. Now I notice a lot more of the foreshadowing but still, a really great twist.

  • Tim

    It’s funny that Mike mentioned the characters being young and gaining huge responsibility. I just finished reading Ender’s Game, a book about an 11-year-old strategical genius who ends a war with an alien race.

  • Tim

    It’s funny that Mike mentioned the characters being young and gaining huge responsibility. I just finished reading Ender’s Game, a book about an 11-year-old strategical genius who ends a war with an alien race.

  • Tim

    It’s funny that Mike mentioned the characters being young and gaining huge responsibility. I just finished reading Ender’s Game, a book about an 11-year-old strategical genius who ends a war with an alien race.

  • Guest

    It’s not the same without Lauren there.  Kinda seems more like a fanboy gathering without her. Not that that’s a bad thing.  But still. 

    • Tabitha K.

      Yeah, I really missed her this week! Sometimes I feel like she’s the voice of reason (or the voice of ‘yes’) Darned goats.

      • It was sheep, actually. I’ll tell the story this week. I’ll be damned if I miss another one! 

  • Vlatkovichka

    Nasuada’s gonna dieeeeeee……….. <3

    • bookwyrm713

      She’s really a very brave, honest, selfless person who is occasionally misguided!  She just needs to wise up about a few things, e.g. discipline within the Varden and magic.  I am hoping Vanir dies a slow, painful, and humiliating death, though.

      • EternalShade

        I want to dislike this! (Except the Vanir part)

  • Anchal Jain

    Mike, you should have had a guest writer write the article about Brom’s Seven Words, or at least the section supporting it, instead of having to write something you don’t believe in.

    Speaking of which, it would be cool if you tried to integrate some other writers’ points of view for Big Twenty articles where there are lots of different theories about a topic! It would be pretty interesting to read! (not that the articles aren’t already pretty awesome)

  • Logic Lawyer

    This had to be one of the best podcasts left. Chris’s comments about Nasuada were just epic.

  • WG

    Mike, I couldn’t agree with you more about Eragon needing to move on and that Arya has made it very clear that she’s not interested. However while I do respect him stepping up and apologizing for acting like an idiot I also said bravo to him not apologizing for how he feels about Arya. Apologize for acting like an idiot but not for having feelings for someone. But how Arya started acting towards Eragon in Brisingr is to say the least confusing to me.

  • Jørgen

    What is the secret word of episode 11? You said it in two ways. Both in single and in plural. So, which one are we supposed to use?

  • Jørgen

    What is the secret word of episode 11? You said it in two ways. Both in single and in plural. So, which one are we supposed to use?

  • Jørgen

    What is the secret word of episode 11? You said it in two ways. Both in single and in plural. So, which one are we supposed to use?

  • Coasterking

    do you guys have something aginst the commentents and theories i send in each weak cause they are eliberate but you never use them lol or is that you never get them?

  • Anonymous

    The Varden would be better off if Nasuade were dead? Really? I know you all hate her, i dont like her either but i don’t want her to die! Sure, shes a really annoying person with some disturbing thoughts regarding magic users but most of the time, i think she makes the best decisions for the Varden (with a few exceptions, such as the whipping) I think if she died, there wouldnt be anyone who could lead the Varden quite as well.

    • Well, I think what he’s saying is, “when it’s all done, I hope a mountain falls on her head.”

      I think that’s the gist of it, not quite during the war but after.

      • Matt

        Amen

        • Wyattstensland

           I like Nasuada… I actually would be okay with her becoming the nest rider.

        • Wyattstensland

           I like Nasuada… I actually would be okay with her becoming the nest rider.

  • Coasterking

    did lauren ever escape the goats?

    • Yup! (It was bighorn sheep, actually). I’ll tell the story this week, but for now, here’s a photo of some of my captors! 

      • Anchal Jain

        You should just say that you were delayed due to a group of Fuldunost.

        • Coasterking

          lol way to tie her capture back to the books or does this proove the books are real? either way would be awsome im hoping it means books are real lol

      • Coasterking

        lol cant wait to hear the tail bet it is epic

  • Emily Sasaki

    I Love this!!!! Love the spoiler section especially, and why are there so little comments at the moment? I’d kinda expect more people to know of this stuff… ive been checking the website almost every ten minutes for the interview and this podcast. And by the way, just wondering but where is this on itunes? It hasnt been posted yet on the podcast, it still says the most recent  was posted september third… just letting you know!! Thanks

    • Guest

      its on itunes i’ve listened to it already 

  • 557

    Chris: Well, when she’s dead she’ll be a lot better.
    That’s horrible but so true! You’re now my favorite and not just because your from the south.

    • AvaAnnaZ

      Sorry to be a grammar geek and sorry if this pisses you off but I just thought that I may as well point it out seeing as it’s bugging me just a teensy bit: in the context that you’re using, it’s ‘you’re,’ not ‘your.’ Sorry for this undoubtedly annoying comment.

  • I realized my microphone that I was using is awful. If I’m on again, I’ll have to use my other microphone.

    • I said you sounded different as soon as I heard you!

    • I said you sounded different as soon as I heard you!

      • Blame the microphone! (Last night, I tried using my microphone from my video camera, worked out much better!)

  • Helen Beddis

    Hey Mike I sent you a really long email, didn’t you get it?

    Helen B

  • Guest

    Inheritance and MW3 released on the same day= awesome but no idea what to do first

    • Matt

      That and Skyrim releases 3 days after both of them… It’s gonna be a busy month

      • bigmike

        My birthday is like two days after Inheritance is released. (if someone doesnt buy it for me, ill buy it as a present for myself.lol) Im so excited that people are asking if im ok.lol

    • I’m probably not the only one to say this but, I HATE the release day.

      I just do not agree with it at all! (It’s also Election Day, too)

      • Matt

        It does suck. On top of all of the releases its towards the end of the semester so i’ll be studying for finals and writing term papers. I’m not gonna know what to do with myself.

        • kb

          and i’m off school the day BEFORE it comes out.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, the best release date would be like now. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Bob is the man! I vote he become a permanent member of the podcast.

  • Anonymous

    Bob is the man! I vote he become a permanent member of the podcast.

  • Anonymous

    Bob is the man! I vote he become a permanent member of the podcast.

  • Anonymous

    Bob is the man! I vote he become a permanent member of the podcast.

    • Matt

      I second that!

    • third

      • AvaAnnaZ

        fourth

    • Scheduling would be a problem, though! (I’ve only been in these two because the podcast schedules got so far off track!)

  • Paperplanemain

    i think maud the werecat is angela’s “source” in reference to eragon’s appperance change

  • Oh by the way, I’m reading the interview right now and saw Christopher say, “Yes”. Lotta people sayin that these days, aren’t there?? 😉

  • I’m surprised that you thought Maud was Angela’s source. I had no doubt it would be Blagden. If there’s anyone who could get sense out of him it would be Angela or Solembum, and maybe Tenga.

    • Anonymous

      Love the theory! Blagden alway’s seems to be around when things are happening, and shouting “Wyrda”, including just before the Caretakers Iduna and Neya begin dancing. Or maybe Blagden is Angela… (Like to be where important events are happening, power of prophecy)

  • DragonsAreAwesome

    Wow, we get a two-in-one treat!!  This episode and part one of the interview both released today!!  Soo exciting:)

  • DragonsAreAwesome

    Wow, we get a two-in-one treat!!  This episode and part one of the interview both released today!!  Soo exciting:)

  • AvaAnnaZ

    The Christopher intro is wicked – sorry about not commenting last week.

    • bigmike

      I was freaking out for like 3 mins when he came on last week.  I had to go back to hear what was said after he went off.lol Meeting CP is on my bucket list.

  • Anonymous

    Aww no! You didnt read my comments!!!!! D:

    haha just kidding, i guess i have to write a better email this week

  • AvaAnnaZ

    No Lauren!!! No interesting bird facts/anecdotes!!! Oh no

    • Ugh, birds…

      That reminds me, I keep forgetting to watch Rio, the disc is sitting infront of my TV…thanks for the reminder!

  • Cody gordon

    So every time I play the podcast it starts playing the first ever podcast instead of #12. Anyone else having this problem? Trying to download from iTunes right now.

    • Weird, I’m hearing episode 12 when I hit play.

      • DragonsAreAwesome

        Me too.

      • Guest

        on my phone #1 is actually #12 and #12 is #1- so its reversed

        • We have the episodes put into chronological order on the RSS feed. Maybe I should reverse it?

          • bigmike

            they are in the right order for me. I just have to save it to my computer before it will open. Probably just computer problems though.

    • That happened to me when I tried to listen to one of the earlier podcasts on my phone.

    • bigmike

      try saving the file onto your computer first. then listen to it on Windows Media Player. Its what I have to do just to hear them.  Hope it helps

  • Anonymous

    Actually there are still some new people listening to the podcasts. I have a good friend that i  intruduced Eragon to and totally forgot about during the summer,she loves the inheritance cycle, so i told her about the podcast. She was really angry at me for not telling her sooner but she’s gonna start listening to the podcasts, so Mike, keep saying what the podcst are.

  • Anonymous

    I’m so exited. But i’ll be even more exited when Christopher comes on the show. can’t wait till then!

  • I think you should leave out CP’s “Se onr sverdar sitja hvass.” in the beginning and have it at the end.

    • bigmike

      No, It works where it is. It catches the listeners attention.

  • firemonkey

    So excited for Inheritance!  Yay!!!

  • Arya<3

    I can’t believe Brisingr is already here. Are you sure there are enough weeks to finsih it in time?

  • Anonymous

    YES!!!!!! What am I doing commenting, I gotta listen!

  • Anonymous

    YES!!!!!! What am I doing commenting, I gotta listen!

    • Anonymous

      hey hey hey everyone go to lytherus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! INTERVIEW!

    • Anonymous

      hey hey hey everyone go to lytherus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! INTERVIEW!

      • YEAYAS!!!!! Almost done with the podcast, then I’ll start the interview 😀