Inheritance (Book 4) Official Page Count Exclusively Confirmed!

The release of Inheritance (Book 4) is a little over a month away — check out the nifty countdown until the release of Book 4 found on our sidebar — and details about the final novel in the Inheritance Cycle are beginning to surface. Random House recently confirmed for Shur’tugal that the page count now showing on Amazon and the Random House catalog are indeed correct. Inheritance will hit store shelves with 880 pages in between its front and back covers… over 100 pages longer than Brisingr, the former longest book in the series!

Are you still able to contain your excitement for the last book? While waiting, be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Everything There Is To Know About Book 4 — as well as our Big Twenty articles and Book Club podcasts!

  • Deadman

    Omg, bout time he brought out the last book! Loved the last three, I got 1st two paperback n 3rd on iPod library, I think I’ll get this next one on iPod too! Only 1week pretty much so I better save up LOL

  • TheOneThatLikesPudding

    I hope its not roran as the new rider…..=/

    • Minasume

      I think that he will be the new king, therefore he can’t be the new rider 😛

  • Tigress98

    whats the book gonna be called/??

  • Tigress98

    whats the book gonna be called/??

    • Umang

      Inheritance

  • Nihaar Cherodian

    20 Days Huzzah

  • Hi! does anyone know if the UK and US editions are the same (looks-wise)? I have the first 3 books in US editions but this time it would be easier for me to buy from amazon.co.uk… 
    Thanks for your help!

  • Elena Shadeslayer

    MUST HAVE….

  • Servent7

    I’m not really obsessed with the series, but i look forward to the release of the final book. I wonder who will be the last dragon rider?

    • Ashwinisharma3

      i can bet its roran

      • Umang

        I doubt it will be Roran.. He is a good leader.. He will become king..

  • Risker

    how many pages does eragon 4 have?

    • >.<

      it says 880

  • Jd_bratt

    I liked the series and all but I can’t understand why everyone is so obsessed

    • Christopher WIlton

      Because the books are amazing and it takes forever for the next one to come out so people get bookthirst.

    • Gck25

      for the same reason some people like lord of the rings. Tastes differ. I for one hate lord of the rings but love this series. have been waiting a long time for this book and will enjoy reading every bit of it

      • You hate LOTR and in comparison love this? You are out of your mind sonny. The IC is plagiarized, and a lot of this book’s concepts are copied. Whilst LOTR actually contributed to literature, damn literature….

      • Blagden

        I don’t necessarily hate LotR, but I heartily agree with you that tastes differ. I like Harry Potter the most for a magic book series cause I grew up with it and the plot twists are amazing! Liking HP more, I have gotten screamed at by /certain/ (not all are bad) LotR fanboys.
        I like Inheritance because I enjoy the epic battle scenes that Paolini writes. For some reason I could never connect with LotR battles as well but I will say LotR has better ummm I’ll call it plot subtlety. By that I mean we were told in ‘Eragon’ that Eragon would leave Alagaesia and other big things. Foreshadowing is done both well, because of the neat event that happen in IC, but also way to painfully obviously for me to compare it to the plot twists, brilliantly subtle foreshadowing and character development in HP or the clever underlying but real-world themes used in LotR.

        Just my 2 cents. No biggie 🙂

        • hi

          seriously paolini is not on the same level as rowling as a writer who is not on the same level as tolkein

    • al_52

      well i like fb but i can also say i dont understand people’s obsessesion with it either:)

    • Jessiek95

      its the fact that it was all suppose to end with the third and than boom low and behold theres a forth because he couldnt finish it soo everyone is expecting there must be something huge happening in this book that he couldnt just sum up.

  • I remember when Brisingr was released, it was said that the reason that the Inheritance Trilogy became a cycle was because the last bookwas estimated to be an excess of 2000 pages… That’s a lot of book to be edited!

  • Illuminatus666

    the more pages the more story 🙂

  • Aria

    yees! i plan to take my time on this…i’ll hate when it ends!
    btw… is everyone commenting european or something? no offense -_- 

  • Elphiebelphie

    YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’ll take me a while!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JustPlainEric

      Is your name a throwback to Elphaba Thropp?

  • Chapsboy

    I have had it pre ordered for two years.  You will have to excuse my impatience …

  • Katie

    My mum wants me to wait longer to get it online on my ebook which im getting around christmas!!!! I CANNOT WAIT THAT LONG!!

    • Bibertyandjust

      Get both versions…I always do that way my hardback books don’t get ruined by reading them a billion times. 

  • Lydian

    Sweet! It’ll take days to read!

    • Bob

      It’ll take me at most a day to read it cause I won’t be able to put it down to eat or sleep or anything else.

  • zach

    the longer the better.  bookwise

  • lds jedi

    long and im happy cant wait to read this book

  • Breezy

    I LOVE long books! Yay I’m so excited!

  • Juliet

    39 days to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait for it to land on my Nook!!!!!! 😀

    • Search Roger Laird on your nook store for some free short stories and poems.

      • Mcase19

        cmon really? im sure the stuff youve written is good but im pretty sure you cant use this website to advertise.

        • Sorry its not meant as advertising, its just a suggestion. Besides they are free content. I am not gaining from the downloads. Imagine if those high schools had told Paolini he couldn’t give his presentations and his books never went anywhere.

      • Willgall19

        keep on writing Roger, and have no shame in putting your work out there. you have some talent, and it would be a shame for it to go to waist because people didn’t know if it.

        • Thanks for the support. I try to give my best in all my writing and I am still learning as I go so I can get even better and deliver better stories.

  • Christiaan Bronoord

    880 pages of joy, Really looking forward to it. But I’ll have to wait till the Dutch translation…

  • Beccawolf16

    Yes!  Another long book!  I just love it when they’re nice a thick… although I have to fight to squeeze it in between the rest of the books on the bookshelf!  Over 800 pages oh yeah!

  • This is not a bad way to go either.

  • the one and only

    i like read the book and the audio books togather

  • Anthony Orsillo

    yay and it only took three years to finish the series that was supposed to be finished three years ago!

    • Mcase19

      who cares? thats three more years this story got to extend into! unfortunately, unless paolini makes it huge, this book will probably not even be sold in ten years… D:

    • Mcase19

      who cares? thats three more years this story got to extend into! unfortunately, unless paolini makes it huge, this book will probably not even be sold in ten years… D:

  • Anonymous

    WOEEEHOEEE !!! 😀 <3

  • Alyssa

    EXCITE!!!

  • Rubydragon

    I think one of my favorite scene types in the Inheritance series is when its all about the food. I get soooooo hungry  after reading through the text, it’s nuts. 😀

  • Wyrm3.0

    HAPPY-HAPPY JOY-JOY!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY-HAPPY JOY-JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!! As you can see I am PSYCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Elphiebelphie

      Yes, we CAN see that.

      • Wyrm3.0

        And THAT’S why I said it!! XD

  • People on here are reading way too fast. You guys need to slow down and process it. That is why I love audio books, your mind is free to imagine the world that your story is in. Orson Scott Card said it best in reference to his book Ender’s Shadow, more than a movie or even the printed book, audio books are the best way to experience a story. Besides it allows me to “read” while im drving. I get most of my audiobooks from the library. I am deffinitely putting my story on audiobook the first chance I get. my best suggestion to all you speed readers is slow down and take it in. I would theorize that speed readers probably account for half of the theories that are clearly against what is easily disproven by simply reading what an author says. By going slow and taking in every word I was able to find a point in Brisngr where Paolini had made an obvious oversite that would have been a very contradictory event to Eragon’s character, then have a meaningful conversation with Paolini where he gave.iteresting insight into his writing process and come up with a plausible explanation of why the anomoly might have occurred without damaging my belief in Eragon as a relateable character.

    • Connorclimo

      ill be honest i did whatu have just saidfor us not to try and do….i read really fast and missed some key points but once i read slower i felt a more in depth understanding about it, to be honest i almost cried when oromis died, and that was because christopher is a stunning writer, he made the characters feel so real it was almost like a lost and forgotten part of our history, and if saphira or another big main character dies im probably gunna weep PLEASE KEEP WRITING BOOKS CHRIS 😀

      • bigmike

        Almost cry? Ive read Eragon at least 27 times, and I still cry everytime I read the chapter “Legacy of a Rider” when Brom dies. But for some reason, I actully get more immersed by reading the book, not through the audio. I guess its because I can stop and think about a part that I just read before going on, or even reread a line to get it to feel like I understand it better where as an audio book, like music, you can get destracted or zone out and miss something without even noticing.

        • I am a very audio oreinted person. I can sit through an entire lecture without taking notes and absorb all the material and still recall it three weeks later. Like with you big mike, I have the rewind button. I have teared up a few times while reading this and other series. I even teared up while writing the death of some of the characters in my own novel. If your reader relates to a character well enough to feel emotional about what is happening to the character, only then have you accomplished good and proper characterization.

          • bigmike

            I agree about the having the readers relate to the chactacters. Edgar Allen Poe was very good at this. Just read “Hop Frog” to see how true this is. I have actully gotten a lot of inspiration from reading his stories. If you feel like you might need some inspirational ideas for your book, you should really check out http://www.poestories.com/ . It doesnt have any audio books, but it might help you get some creative ideas for your own books. Good luck on them by the way.   Ps. You can just call me Michael. Bigmike is just a nickname. 🙂

          • Thanks for the heads up on the stories Michael, I have read poetry from Poe but never any stories, I will check them out. I am not lacking fro inspiration from amazing authors. I read a lot of good authors and frequently exchange stories and editting suggestions with my uncle who writes scifi. I basically have my four books in my series pinned down I just need to get them out of my head. So far I got the first one out. I think it turned out well. The second one is in the works. You can check out the first six chapters of my first book for free online by clicking on my name. They are on one of the pages, or you can check the links on the side of my homepage for free ebook short stories and sample my book for the first 6 chapters in ebook format.

          • bigmike

            Ok, thanks. by the way, a few suggestions for some poe stories are: “The Black Cat”, The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Gold Bug”, Hop-Frog” , “The Masque of the Red Death”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “Never Bet the Devil Your Head” (funny but in an odd way), “The Pit and the Pendulum” (my top favorite), “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether”,and “The Tell-Tale Heart” . These are my favorite stories from Poe that have given me a different way for me to look at things. It should keep your reading schedule full until Inheritance comes out. But I didnt mean that you lack inspiration, I meant that if you needed some new ones to restock your supply of ideas. Hope they help, they have helped me even though I dont do much writing, just creative thinking and the like. Ill check out your stories.  c-:[=

          • Thanks, a good inspiration base is always helpful. I am currently listening to all the Orson Scott Card enders series books right now. Coincidentaly he has a book coming out at the same time as Inheritance. Between that, proof reading one of my uncle’s books, and my commitments as a Junior studying psychology at Cal State Fresno I think I may be a few months out. The gap between semesters is going to be packed with reading and writing. I am only two chapters into my second book and ideas are flowing in. Luckily I have been keeping wonderful notes for myself so I dont lose track of them.

          • bigmike

            well at least you know what you want to do with your life. Im still tottering between military service and college. And if I go into one of those, I dont know which field Ill go into. :/

          • bigmike

            Ok, thanks. by the way, a few suggestions for some poe stories are: “The Black Cat”, The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Gold Bug”, Hop-Frog” , “The Masque of the Red Death”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “Never Bet the Devil Your Head” (funny but in an odd way), “The Pit and the Pendulum” (my top favorite), “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether”,and “The Tell-Tale Heart” . These are my favorite stories from Poe that have given me a different way for me to look at things. It should keep your reading schedule full until Inheritance comes out. But I didnt mean that you lack inspiration, I meant that if you needed some new ones to restock your supply of ideas. Hope they help, they have helped me even though I dont do much writing, just creative thinking and the like. Ill check out your stories.  c-:[=

          • Thanks for the heads up on the stories Michael, I have read poetry from Poe but never any stories, I will check them out. I am not lacking fro inspiration from amazing authors. I read a lot of good authors and frequently exchange stories and editting suggestions with my uncle who writes scifi. I basically have my four books in my series pinned down I just need to get them out of my head. So far I got the first one out. I think it turned out well. The second one is in the works. You can check out the first six chapters of my first book for free online by clicking on my name. They are on one of the pages, or you can check the links on the side of my homepage for free ebook short stories and sample my book for the first 6 chapters in ebook format.

          • Oh and it turns out that my library has a vast selection of poes works on audiobook.

        • Marcos Rodriguez

          THANK YOU!!!!!! I am just like you. Everytime I read Eragon (I’m on my 22nd time right now) or Brisingr (45th), and I read whenever Brom or Orimis dies, my heart gets ripped out and I cry, because I feel like there my fathers that have fallen to the knife or to the sword. I love the way Chris gets his characters to come to life in my mind’s eye, cause then I “see” the pain, I “see” the frustration, the anguish, the joy. I love that Chris is passionate in his writing, so much so, that I tend to rewrite some scenes or just write something else to see if I could get anywhere close to what Chris can do. I cant.

          • Guest

            You should really try reading something else (45 times)! There are lots of other good books out there.

          • Mcase19

            IKR???!!! i cant say anything paolini has written about a charactar dying has ever made me sad enough to do more than put the book down for a minute and stare off into space as they die over and over again in my imagination, but paolini paints a picture with language, this series is what really sucked me into reading avidly and all the time (i was in like 3rd grade when i first read eragon) because he is so articulate! he really is a fantastic author.

      • I am glad to see that you tried this and were able to gain from it. Paolini is a great author and a lot can be learned by reading his stories, not just about the story, but about the english language too. Right now he is tied with Orson Scott Card as my favorite writer. Its funny because I apply this method to music too. I am costantly telling my wife, “Did you hear what that song just said? Its wrong/nasty or if a particularly good phrase comes up, that’s awesome.” She hardly notices most of the time. That is why I like albums that tell a story or, I admit, musicals. Nirvana is my all time favorite band, but Incubus is my all time favorite lyrical band. I love strange way of looking at the world and insightful analogies, if you move too fast in life, these are the tings you sacrifice.

      • Anonymous

        I still cry whenever I read the part where Oromis dies.

      • Anonymous

        I still cry whenever I read the part where Oromis dies.

        • Fire-sword

          Me too!

      • Sallystar6of7

        its just like any other person in any other beloved series, you cant help but do it. i speak from a lot of expirience(i am exstemly emotional). i cry every time sirius, dumbledoor, harry’s parents, orimis, glaeder, brom, ajiahad, and pretty much every other death.
        let your tears flow!

    • Bibertyandjust

      I enjoy reading the book on my own, and if I read it in less than a day then that means I’m drawn into the story.  Not everyone that reads fast misses the intent of the story, I can practically tell you all the details from every book I’ve read no matter how quickly I’ve read them.  I absorb things so much better through reading and I’ve noticed the only books I don’t read quick are the ones that don’t pull me into the story.  Audio books usually disappoint me because I get distracted by the voice of whoever is reading it.  I prefer to hear the characters voices in my head and some people just don’t have enough emotion or too much emotion in the way they read.  Don’t get me wrong, I think audiobooks are great for people that are not really into reading, who have difficulty reading or who prefer to listen to them instead of music while driving and I’m glad they are available, but I will personally always prefer reading the book myself.  And yes, if time permits I am one that will read this book in less than a day…I did it with Brisinger and The Deathly Hallows and have looked forward to this book just as much if not more, so the anticipation of finishing the story will be a hard thing to ignore.

    • JustPlainEric

      I have nearly perfect eidetic audio and visual memory, so me reading fast does not  hinder my comprehension in the slightest. I am not a great fan of audio books, however the way Gerard Doyle brings this world is miraculous. I will have 4 versions of all of the books by the time I am done Inheritance, and one of the versions of all of the books will be the audiobook. So whilst I do agree with your argument that for some people reading fast can be a detriment to there feeling a part of the story, If I, personally, don’t read fast I get lost and distracted and pulled from the world.

    • Alapha

      I dislike audio books because the narrators emotion isnt always what mine would be, so I think to read fast and enjoy it would be better than to listen to a story and be disappointed, plus reading a part you particularly like is easier than holding rewind etc

    • Sithmerritt

      The only reason I ever really read fast is if a book is a vortex or in other words i cannot set it down while im reading it for the first time. Yes I miss some details granted but if a book is good enough for me to read it in less than a day I always reread it albeit at a slower pace the second time through getting any overlooked details. So the first round through you get the quintessential details the second time you get any you may have missed. And another main reason for speed reading is to keep the imagery in your head moving(real-time) instead of having it slowed to a second by second description(slow-motion) . Just defending all us speed readers out there.

    • Willgall19

      man i cant tell you how many theories I’ve tried to correct on here that are ridiculous, either because the person didn’t read it right, or because they didn’t comprehend it at all. On of the big ones that used to kill me was people thinking the book said dragons could be as large as mountains, when it clearly said small hills. No matter how much I corrected people still ran around saying the spine was a dragon.

      • Willgall19

        Contradictory to my comment above, I myself read fast. If i don’t read fast i find myself losing concentration in the story. I’ve always had a very good comprehension level though. So I don’t miss details too often, if I do, then I see them the second and third time I read the book.

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping for over a thousand….i feel disappointed! 🙁

    • Marcos Rodriguez

      Ya. I love those LOOOOONNGG books. It gives me a better excuse to read farther and farther and dive deeper into the story

      • :P

        read wheel of time… all 13 books so far are over 700pg 2 of them are 1000pg 😛

      • kb

        I thout there would be less, I’m ecstatic!

  • Anonymous

    I can not believe that it’s going to end that soon. I don’t want it to end, then again I have to know how it ends.

  • Anonymous

    I can not believe that it’s going to end that soon. I don’t want it to end, then again I have to know how it ends.

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  • Ebrithil

    Yeah! I’ll probably start it that Saturday. I’m going to try to read it one day. It’ll be great!

    • Marcos Rodriguez

      $300 says you can’t.

      • Lil Uhura

        You do realize that you’re challenging someone on a website that’s chock full of people who can read so fast that your head will spin, right?  And I’ll take that $300 bet if no one else will (It’ll take me about 11 hours if I take my time). 

        • Anonymous

          I read about 60 pages per hour which makes 10 hours for 600 about 14 hours.. Easily done.

      • stroodle_910

        I finished Deathly Hallows in 9 hours; Im even faster now. I’ll take that bet

        • Blagden

          It took me about 15 hours but that was because I had to pause and cry at times when characters died LOL!!!

  • Nater

    12 years and I will finally get an ending.. sort of.  Hahaha.. well done CP well done!

  • Nater

    12 years and I will finally get an ending.. sort of.  Hahaha.. well done CP well done!

  • Sesshy

    that is good news. I was hoping for 1000 pages, but the fact that its longer than the last one is great. I’ll take it without complaint. lol

  • Sesshy

    that is good news. I was hoping for 1000 pages, but the fact that its longer than the last one is great. I’ll take it without complaint. lol

  • Sesshy

    that is good news. I was hoping for 1000 pages, but the fact that its longer than the last one is great. I’ll take it without complaint. lol

  • DragonsAreAwesome

    Wow, it’s hard to believe I will finally be reading Book 4.  I remember getting Brisingr in grade 8 and feeling excited but really sad that the series was over and then as I got closer to the end I thought that there is no way the whole plot can be resolved in the small amount of the book that was left so I flipped to the end (I didn’t read anything, I don’t like spoilers :)) and saw that the story will continue in Book 4 and thought WHAT!!! I have to what another 3 YEARS; I’ll be in grade 11 which seemed so far away and yet here I am and the moment I have been waiting for for so long is so close!!!!  I hope I have time to read it!!

    • Anonymous

      Lol, I am in the EXACT same situation. I did the same thing in 8th grade. And now I’m a Junior!

      • Ebrithil

        Let’s face it, juniors (now) love that cycle!

        • bigmike

          Im a senior. I guess I started early.lol

        • Marcos Rodriguez

          & I’m a sophmore. I started late. haha.

        • Marcos Rodriguez

          & I’m a sophmore. I started late. haha.

        • Bear

          I’m dutch and our school system is different from yours.. but I can remember reading Eragon when I was 9 years old.. and I’m 18 now.. and in my first year at the university (yay for vets!) 

        • Bear

          I’m dutch and our school system is different from yours.. but I can remember reading Eragon when I was 9 years old.. and I’m 18 now.. and in my first year at the university (yay for vets!) 

    • Guest

      SAME here, cept im in grade 9 now not 11, haha, theyre great books

      • vince24

        i was in grade 11 when i got Brisingr i am 21 now

        • Ryan Brannon

          Same here.  I’ve followed this series since i was in grade school. I’ll be darned if I let my age keep me from buying the last one.

          • bigmike

            I think I got my copy of Eragon for my 10th birthday. Now I hope I get Inheritance for my 18th. Kind of ironic if you think of it. 🙂

    • Guest

      SAME here, cept im in grade 9 now not 11, haha, theyre great books

    • Ebrithil

      Awesome. I got it when I was in eight grade also!

    • Marcos Rodriguez

      well, my story is kinda like yours dude. I started reading all three in middle school. first time I finished reading Brisingr, in the 7th grade, I was like. “What the hell?? I can’t end like that. There’s to much stuff left to be closed. What about Glaedr? Or Galby? Or Murtagh for Christ’s sake!!” Now i’m here, less than a month away from the final release of my faveorite characters, and I’m like, “Thank the gods (I’m also reading the heroes of Olympus and the Kane Chronicles) that its here, BUT IT COULDN’T KILL YOU TO MAKE COME BY FASTER!!!!!!!!” lol

    • Marcos Rodriguez

      well, my story is kinda like yours dude. I started reading all three in middle school. first time I finished reading Brisingr, in the 7th grade, I was like. “What the hell?? I can’t end like that. There’s to much stuff left to be closed. What about Glaedr? Or Galby? Or Murtagh for Christ’s sake!!” Now i’m here, less than a month away from the final release of my faveorite characters, and I’m like, “Thank the gods (I’m also reading the heroes of Olympus and the Kane Chronicles) that its here, BUT IT COULDN’T KILL YOU TO MAKE COME BY FASTER!!!!!!!!” lol

  • willpower

    yes longer than the other books but I was hoping for over 1000 but 880 is still awesome.

  • EternalShade

    I definately am not going to read it in one day. At least i’ll try not to. I’m gonna milk this. Last book in the series and i dont want it to end too quick…. 40 days…

    • jfdsgs

      good idea, i dont want to rush through and accidently miss or not completely process important parts. and its the last one 🙁 wish it could last forever.. already had to get over harry potter and twilight.. 

      • EternalShade

        Yeah, I learned the hard way with the last twilight book NOT to read it too fast. Im just starting to read the harry potter books (im on prisoner of azkaban) and im definately gonna go slow. You get more out of it and it leaves more of a lasting impression i think.

    • Marcos Rodriguez

      less for me. a week.

      • EternalShade

        No i didnt mean thats how long ill take lol. I meant thats how much longer i have to wait for the book to come out.

  • Athena Violet

    OMG i’ve been waiting for this!!!!!!!! i am gonna skip school for this! this is worth it. 

  • Matt

    Awesome!

  • LOL

    i bet big G dies on page 666. that would be funny.

  • Geek

    god… my life is OVER on November 8th!

    • Marcos Rodriguez

      no it aint… unless ur really a geek. hahaha

    • Marcos Rodriguez

      no it aint… unless ur really a geek. hahaha

  • annoyomous

    Give me a day uninterrupted, it will be done before the day is out.

  • annoyomous

    Give me a day uninterrupted, it will be done before the day is out.

  • annoyomous

    Give me a day uninterrupted, it will be done before the day is out.

    • Kmc995

      ditto!

    • Exactly! If I wasn’t such a busy 8th grader I could finish it in about 1.5 days (I read slow).

    • Eragon Shadeslayer

      I love you, but I bet I could read it faster.

  • Sam

    im not goan drop the book as soon as i pick it up

    • Eragon Shadeslayer

      I wish I could do that, but if I did, my parents would steal it from my hands and put it in the safe.

  • Boo Yaaa!

  • Anonymous

    Omg… I’m sooooo excited 😀

  • Anonymous

    900 pages = to 9 hours of my time…

    • Feisty-fitz

      Exactly. Including toilet/food breaks 🙂

      • Me

        Breaks?? that’s just crazy talk.

        • JustPlainEric

          EXACTLY! I will not eat/sleep until the book is completely finished, start at midnight, end at 9-10am!

          • Sallystar6of7

            r u nuts? i mean i love these books but that is insane, do u actually think u will get the book at midnite 

          • Connorclimo

            i preordered mine no need to go out in the dark in fear of getting stabbed for the book oooooooh i love safety 🙂

          • JustPlainEric

            Yes. I will be getting the book at midnight at my local barnes and noble.

          • JustPlainEric

            Yes. I will be getting the book at midnight at my local barnes and noble.

          • I love reading!!

            Same here! I’ve payed for trip to england to get this book and I’m so not going to let sleeping/eating get in my way!

    • Eragon Shadeslayer

      900= 4 1/2 hours of my life. If I was a dumbass. & I’m not. Imma milk this book for a solid week.

  • Anonymous

    When you’ve read the Wheel of Time series, every other book out there sort of seems…dwarfed. (See what I did there? Pretty clever eh….) But no, really, ‘Inheritance’ is sounding pretty big. Roll on November! Or in my case, December; I’m getting the book for Christmas.

    • Feisty-fitz

      Why/how can you wait so long???

      • Anonymous

        I’m a patient guy. Well, moderately patient, considering it’s been three years since Brisingr. Another month and a bit won’t hurt 😛

  • Coasterking

    why does amazon show the page count at 704?

    • bigmike

      Cause its not very good at updating its facts.

  • Inheritance-fan

    Oh my god, I think that’ll be the biggest book I have ever read, must be a good story though!

    • JustPlainEric

      The longest book I ever read is 1400 pages!

      • Eragon Shadeslayer

        mine was 1525

  • Iamgr_8

    Man, I’m totally going to have to reread the rest of the series so that I’m not lost in Book 4 0_0

    • bigmike

      You should have already started. Im already working on it as Im sure are many others. I hop you have enough time.

      • Desiredefx

        Nah, 3 weeks maximum is good enough. That should be around 2ish hours a night of reading

      • Kmc995

        dude, I could finish Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr in 3 days, 2 if I wasn’t interrupted by damn school and the need to eat.

        • bigmike

          But then you dont get to immerse yourself in the books if you read to fast.

      • Eragon Shadeslayer

        I just have to reread Eragon so that I can re-understand how Eragon came to be the now elf boy that we all know and cheer for.

    • willpower

      same

  • bigmike

     J. K. Rowling
    “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”

  • Fp

    Really hope his editor did a better job on this one in making him cut out unnecessary stuff.  Brisingr could of easily been cut in half without missing anything important.  Hopefully Inheritance won’t waste our time on pointless side quest material.

  • Dhrupad

    lets just hope we live till the book releases. . . . 

  • Jordantrogers

    I’ve read bigger books but thats pretty awesome that he is able to make it so big considering he didn’t plan this one out!

  • stroodle_910

    give me a day to finish it:) i did it with Deathly Hallows, I’ll do it with this!:) but then it will all be over so soon:(

    • Thier91q

      haha lol, you read alot??  how fast do you read ( i mean pages per hour)??  (200 p/h for me )

      • Pedro

        yeah i really doubt you read that fast. A page every 20 secs? ahah

        • It is not every 20 seconds, but every 98 seconds for 24 hours straight.

        • Anonymous

          actually its not that hard, i read all seven harry potter books then the three inheritance books in 4 days, with at least 8 hours sleep each day, its good to have an extremely powerful literate brain and an eidetic memory!

      • stroodle_910

        I’ve never timed myself, but I was REALLY into that book, finished it in 9 hours:) RIGHT before my mom did. lol

      • Ebrithil

        Really, it depends on the book’s page size and whatnot.

      • I love reading!!

        I read 1 page in 16 secounds

    • Spermatozwario

      well i red Brisingr in about 36 to 44 hours and i read it again slowly the following week in order to understand it, it will be really hrd to read it in 24 hours but still possible

  • www.facebook.com/TreyFalk

    Wow. The conflicts that will follow. There is no way I can finish this in four days. Skyrim comes out the 11th… What will I do??? I’ll probably still be playing Arkham City or Rage by then… Inner conflicts continue, I believe I will have to finish Inheritance before I quest as a Nord through the mountains and plains of Skyrim.

    • Jaddison10

      I’ve been thinking the exact same thing. We need speed reading powers

  • 880 pages!!!! sooo coool.

    I am so sad that the release of the book will be much later than the release date in UK etc.
    It’s been so long and I cant imagine that it is goin to end. This series has been THE BEST SERIES I have ever read in the fantasy section.

  • Wow, 880 pages and years of work all leading to the two most important words in a series novelists work. THE END. Can’t wait to write those words at the end of book 4 of my Legacy series. I’m excited to read this book, might well be the longest book I’ve ever read. Think of all the fat trimmed from this book and it still ended up so long. I feel a lot of closure coming on. I wonder what the dimensions and font size for the book. A word count would be great. I think Eragon was somewhere around 102,000 or something like that. My first book was just over 82,000. I bet Inheritance will be near 160,000.

    • bigmike

      But dont forget that after he finishes Inheritance, it wont be the end. He will still be writing other stories and also stories Inheritance related. So we still have A LOT to look forward to.

      • Yes but it is the end of this conflict, noone would begrudge him for writing THE END at the end of this book, but if he had written the end after Eragon, Eldest, or Brisngr it would not have fit. Though I realize that I cant confirm that he didnt do this, I have never actually read any of his books. I listen on audio books. But if Paolini was anything like me, I just couldn’t write THE END at the end of my first book, because it isn’t the end.

        • bigmike

          Who ever said it was the end of said conflict? We have no clue of what creative twist CP might put at the end of this book. So i repeat, “who said it was the end of said conflict?”  >;)

          • CP did in his last interview and several others, he said that he may write before this book or about other characters after this book

          • bigmike

            I mean the true end. Like he might throw in some twist in the end to carry on the story line but in a different series.

    • bigmike

      But dont forget that after he finishes Inheritance, it wont be the end. He will still be writing other stories and also stories Inheritance related. So we still have A LOT to look forward to.

    • Eragon Shadeslayer

      Naw, man. Inheriance has to be WAYYY more than that

      • Sorry man that was supposed to say 260,000 I changed it. And after looking I guess eragon was over 150,000. In retrospect it may be over 300,000.

        • Mr. Anonymous

          It’s still over 9000…

  • Pompoon

    Intriguing. On the one hand, there’s a lot of stuff to cover. On the other, Paolini has been known to waste pages unnecessarily, such as with the damned Dwarf politics. Still, it’s good to know that the wait was justified. As someone who’s tried to write a novel, it takes a hell of a lot longer than you’d think, and seeing as he’s already said he had to cut the pages down, it looks like it’s worth it.

    Personally, I’d be more interested in the chapter titles. That hasn’t been big like it used to be. I remember when people went nuts over speculating about the meanings of the chapter names for the last couple HP series.

    • Honestly I thought the politics of the clan meet was one of the best parts of the series. I loved his detailed analysis of the driving differences between the clans and the alliances of the clans. I loved the way orik manuvered to banish the clan and prevent further attacks against Eragon. I dont know why everyone hated it.

      • GodisDead

        cause it was boring and and added nothing to the series….

      • bigmike

        I know!!!!!!!! I was like ” What is he plannig?!?!?!? Ugh!” and then he something perfect. But it was kind of lenghty and drawn out, but its probably to show that the Dwarves are a slow moving race and they draw out their political changes.

      • Sallystar6of7

        that was a great part of the book, and i hope we see more of the politics of elves.

      • Eragon Shadeslayer

        Ya man. I mean, if he skipped all that, then the story wouldn’t be as entertaing, because i know for a fact!!! that everyone would want to know who was Hrothgar’s succesor, and when we found out it was Orik, EVERYONE would want to know how it happened and how there’s no mention of Az Swelden rak Anhúin except about the attack on Eragon. If you think other wise, wait a few years for your brain to forget that part, reread Brisingr, skip the clan meet, and then tell me you didnt go back and read it.

        • Eragon Shadeslayer

          plus, its like skipping the Blood-Oath Celebration, or Eragon’s fight with Durza, or with Murtagh, Or the final battle in Brisingr.

    • Emeric

      He’s getting deep! Paolini, I mean, not you.
      Have you read “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold? That novel somehow got really famous, though at least 200 of those pages was completely unnecessary. Talk about wasting pages…

      • Emeric

        And sorry for liking your comment. I didn’t mean to 😉

      • Claire14

        I absolutely agree-it just dragged on
        Paolini however….speechless

      • Claire14

        I absolutely agree-it just dragged on
        Paolini however….speechless

    • GahTheWait

      I don’t pretend to know much about the art of writing novels, but I think it’s great that he’s spending time fleshing out this world that he so painstakingly created. I mean, maybe he wants to give characters and cultures more depth than is required by simple plot.

    • Anonymous

      I would agree on the art of writing a novel bit. In my experience, my typical writer’s day goes something like this:

      Wake up at ten in the morning, stumble down the stairs for coffee and a bit of bread, sit down at the computer and wonder if I should write today, decide to write after a shower, think of a book in the shower, go and read that book till four in the afternoon, realize I wasted another good chunk of the day, throw the book at a wall and curse the writer for being so intriguing, sit there in silence, pick the book up and apologize, then sit down for dinner an hour later, and watch the evening news, then finally drag myself up and sit down at the computer and write a few pages, then scrap part and rewrite, and head to bed unsatisfied at midnight, then get on the iPhone and write a chapter for future use, and start the cycle again the next morning.

      • Irock13198

        🙂

    • What you consider a “waste”, many others enjoy tremendously. I personally have enjoyed the political side of things as much as the action — and I know many people agree. 

  • Ashley A

    The bigger the better is my philosophy when it comes to books! This is GREAT news! 😀

  • Lil Uhura

    Happy dance, happy dance!!!

  • Coasterking

    this is so awsome i dont know what more to say

  • I’m sure some of you are wondering where the Big Twenty for this week is — I’m actually pretty sick and just got home from traveling yesterday. The Big Twenty will (hopefully) be up tomorrow, the podcast will hopefully hit Saturday.

    • Coasterking

      thanks for that update mike hope you feel better

    • Ashley A

      Thanks for the update and I hope you feel better, Mike! It’s never fun being sick! 🙁

    • Get well Mike, any news on part two of the Paolini interview?

    • Claire14

      Get well soon Mike!

    • Claire14

      Get well soon Mike!

    • Claire14

      Get well soon Mike!

    • bigmike

      An old family trick of mine is to put a warm/slightly hot, moist rag on your chest and drink lots of green tea with peppermints. It works wonders.

    • bigmike

      Thanks for the update. By the way, an old family trick of mine is to put a warm/slightly hot, moist rag on your chest and drink lots of green tea with peppermints. It works wonders. Get well soon.

    • Being sick is never fun, and having to work while being sick is even worse. Don’t rush yourself, just focus on getting better

    • bigmike

      Wait!!! Saturday is is the opening day of squirrel season! Ugh! I have no signal out there. I can always listen to it later I guess. :/   get well soon Mike.

    • EternalShade

      Ah man that sucks. Hope its not a sore throat. Thats the worst kind of sickness. 😛 Get well!