“The Inheritance Cycle Book Club, Episode Sixteen” 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 sixteen puts us deeper into BRISINGR… which means that INHERITANCE is so close! The sixteenth installment of Shurtugal.com’s Inheritance Cycle Book Club Podcast has finally arrived! Our latest episode tackles several chapters from Brisingr, discussing the important events of this week’s set of reading. Join us as we discuss a battle, those crazy feeling-less soldiers, a wedding, and Eragon travels to the Dwarves with Garzhvog! 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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Brief Outline for “Shurtugal.com Presents: The Inheritance Cycle Book Club, Episode Sixteen”:

  • Introduction! Your hosts are Mike Macauley (Shur’tugal, Lytherus, The Inheritance Almanac), Lauren Zurchin (Lytherus), and Chris Addison (Shur’tugal)
  • Lauren is in an Italian bathtub??
  • Picking up where we left off…BATTLE!
  • Feeling-less Soldiers prove hard to beat.
  • Eragon beats Murtagh in battle, thanks to his pocket elves.
  • Roran and Katrina “tie the knot!”
  • Enchanted rings!
  • Eragon leaves for the Dwarves. With Garzhvog!
  • Hosts discuss some observations from this reading — facts to keep in mind going forward
  • We give this week’s sweepstakes word! (Mike still remembers.)
  • 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 sixteen!

Episode Seventeen of the Inheritance Book Club will release on October 14th! Please be sure to read “A Forest of Stone” through “Insubordination”, stop when you hit “Message in a Mirror”!

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  • Nanook

    The blind guy who sees light….maybe the blind guy who got his future read by Angela?

  • Anchal Jain

    Hahaha I LOVED bob’s interim before the spoiler section. made me crack up!

  • Anonymous

    In Eldest Eragon says that he could have totally beat Murtagh in their duel if he was fully rested, in Brisingr he was and he thinks he’ll be able to but doesn’t.  Is that just the result of Galby messing with magic?

  • stroodle_910

    The next one is out!!! It’s on iTunes!

  • stroodle_910

    The next one is out!!! It’s on iTunes!

  • mostly i agree with you, but your reasoning that we have only seen him use simple words in the ancient language and objects imbued with magic is a little weak, as murtagh could have just been hiding his knowledge of the ancient language from eragon, and as we only see that chapter from eragon’s point of view, not murtagh’s we can’t really be sure that he only knows simple words in the ancient language.

  • Michaelfan13

    Hey mike, Wheres episode 17? You said it was sopose to come out this past friday but it hasn’t?

    • I’ve answered this question many times now.

      • Michaelfan13

        I must’ve miss it then

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty much sick of Roran’s story by this point.  It’s all about “Oh I’m Roran I’m a beast.  Let’s go do a bunch of crazy stuff.”  His story and points of view get so boring and all about Roran loving Katrina and how he’s a beast.
    He was cool in Eldest, annoying in Brisingr.

  • Ray W

    personally I think Roran will not be the king because he will not want the responsibility and would rather raise his kid and live with katrina in carvahall

  • fl

    Oh well, and you know what? … Y…e…ah

  • Daniel S Emms

    Would be keen for someone to write in a paragraph or more listing off exactly what they think is going to happen (and why) in Inheritance. 

  • eebi

    Bob – I love the “music” before the spoilers! You should do that every time…
    Lauren – you are just awesome. Thank you for keeping those unruly boys in line. And for supporting Nasuada!
    By the way, for the last three episodes, could Bob, Chris and Lauren each lead one? Mike’s been the main summarizer for 16 (and the 17th, I’m assuming) episodes. Give the others a chance! 

  • bob is nooooooooooooooooottttttttttttttttttssss

  • Anil Patel

    This is from an old podcast in brisingr but when they first intoduce the nighthawks they say the only person that stays alone with nasuada is farica. ASSASSIN MAID!!!

    • Oh my lady, let me fix your dress, it looks crooked… *knife* There. Now I can get that extra payment Galby offered me =D

      ^^Chris totally wants that to happen.

  • Zarys

    -.- lost my list of the words

  • Jubiegal320

    Bob, you are my hero. I LOVE YOU!:) haha

  • We’re recording right now!

  • Zach Castro

    Great podcast!!! See you at BlizzCon!!!!!!!

  • Rachel Currie

    I wish Christopher Paolini was coming to Australia! (Specifically to Perth. No one ever comes to Perth. It’s only ever Sydney.)

  • Dragon2003

    If I could choose 1 person in all Inheritence to die it would be Nasuada.

    • Wisdom

      • War Rider

        More like personal opinion rather than wisdom.

      • Dragon2003

        🙂

    • Arya<3

      hey just pointing this out.. but if nasuada dies, the varden would be screwed.

      • Dragon2003

        No someone better would replace her

  • Cdobes6

    I love the Enders game reference!

  • Madeline L.

    I love Neverending story too!!!! And if I could pick one super power it would be to communicate with animals!!

  • elle

    thanks for the message bob

  • kb

    For halloween i’m gonna be grimalkin, witch assasin.

  • kb

    Chris’s notes were HILARIOUS.

  • kb

    i know this is irrelevant but look up daddy’s poem,so sad:(

  • Anonymous

    ‘Dragons will constantly amaze you. Things…happen around them, mysterious things that are impossible anywhere else. Even though the Riders worked with dragons for centuries, they never completely understood their abilities. Some say that even the dragons don’t know the full extent of their own powers.’ – Brom, Pg 103 ‘Eragon’    Shruikan breaking free from Galbatorix’s control perhaps? Thorn breaking free?

    • Of both of them I’d pick Thorn, the poor guy barely has a life. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s already gone partly insane.

  • War Rider

    I just heard the “song” right before the spoilers, hahahaha.

  • War Rider

    I really got lost with Lauren on this podcast.

    By the way? Why do you hate Redbeard, I found him to be an awesome guy. If there is anyone I hate, it’s Roran.

    • Becky L

      I majorly dislike Roran and Nasuada.

      • guest

        I like Nasuada but I hate Roran…

    • lost as in I confused you?

      • War Rider

        No, lost as in I really don’t know what you were talking about when you described certain things like Katrina’s decision. Wasn’t confused, just felt lost. Nothing I have against ya.

    • DarkenedLite

      Yeah, there isn’t much to hate about Redbeard, would love to hear why Mike has that opinion. Roran’s next commander is absolutely the character to hate in contrast.

    • curious as to why you hate roran, but totally agree that redbeard was awesome . . . really didn’t like captain edric

  • Dragon2003

    What don’t you people like about Roran!?

    • War Rider

      Unrealism is currently the only reason I don’t like Roran, Christopher Paolini overdid his character. Of course, I did previously get annoyed with Roran in the Eldest book as well, can’t remember the reason for that..

      • Dragon2003

        oh ok  

    • guest

      I just don’t like him, the only thing i like about him is that he’s good warrior i guess… other than that  i hate they guy he’s a knuckle head and selfish, like yes he saved the village but he could have doomed them all and all to get to dumb Katrina, she’s just a chick there are plenty of girls out there. Also for blaming Eragon for everything that happened in Carvahall He’s not being fair its not like he did it on purpose. Also agree with War Rider the character is so unreal, I mean how can he be stronger than Eragon? it just not possible.

      • Dragon2003

        Now I get why people hate Roran. I personally still think he’s cool.

      • I agree that I just don’t like Roran’s attitude sometimes. Eragon is younger but he’s much wiser. Roran is extremely hotheaded and his fatal flaw is that he would do whatever it took, make any sacrifice, to save his loved ones (sound familiar…?).

  • Love the cover-up for the silence! I reckon there should be a contest where Bob puts in a splice of music from some unheard of arcade game, and the first one to guess the title gets a prize 😀 

  • Anonymous

    Uh-oh, look what chapter we’re at mike

  • Tabitha K.

    I propose that everyone who desires an awesomely authentic Chris Addison autograph respond to this post. ^_^

    • Anonymous

      YES! I call I get one first since it was my idea!

    • Dragon2003

      Chris Addison is awesome!

    • Tristan S.

      I WANT AN AUTOGRAPH 😀

      • Anonymous

        I want his autograph SO badly!

        • Tristan S.

          I NEED ONE

    • NeoShinji

      I want his autograph XD

  • Emma55

    Chris! You’re awesome, don’t let the hate get to you 🙂 P.s Love your accent

  • Tristan S.

    Lauren-voice of reason.
    Mike-Backbone of shurtugal.
    Bob-Funny.
    Chris-Absolute legend, best of the rest, the only one able to quickly and accurately sum up a situation without blabbering on endlessly. 
    (basically, I love you chris, i want an autograph too pleeeeeease :D)

    • Tristan S.

      oh, and chris, do you have twitter?

      • Nope!  Should I?

        • Tristan S.

          yup, im sending mike an e-mail about how awesome you are, but i fear he wont read it, so if you have twitter, i could send it to you on there and then you could read it out 🙂

  • Anonymous

    One of the things I saw that was interesting was how the injured man and the shade Vaarung both mentioned lights and light when they saw Eragon.

    Also to clarify for Mike, Eragon did mention that he was confident he could beat Murtagh in a duel because he was fresh this time around unlike the duel on the Burning Plains.  So that begs the question about how did Murtagh, a human, match Eragon’s speed which was as fast as an elf’s?  Was it dumb luck or was there some magical meddling by Galbatorix?

    I really hope we get to see a full on duel between Eragon and Murtagh in Book 4 so that we can really get an idea of how Eragon’s transformation, skills and having Brisingr has changed his fighting ability when it comes to Murtagh.  I hope Eragon kicks his trash and at least seriously injure him if not kill him, and show his dominance.

    • Ajc2009

      If you really thank about it how good of a book would have made if in eldest Eragon just cuts him up fast I think for the sake of the story he had to make us think galby did something or murtagh would have had short life lol

  • CraigW

    I think chrises accent sounds cool to me, it reminds me of the Moto GP rider Colin Edwards, but what do i know i come from the UK and Colin Edwards comes from Texas, where does chris come from? Did you also know chris that you share your name with a UK comedian?

    • I’m from Arkansas.  I know about the comedian, haha.  My dad is actually from the UK…not sure if there is a relation or not with the comedian as a result 😛

  • Emily L.

    Mike, Mike, Mike….  Did the dark side offer you cookies to love Nasuada?
    Chris your awesome for refusing the dark side’s cookies!!

    • Mike has seen the light 🙂 the dark and evil ones are the ones who want her to die….

  • I wonder if Christopher listens to these podcasts and just laughs at some of our theories. Cause I know I probably would if I was an author.

  • Eragon son of Brom

    for the wedding that is

  • Eragon son of Brom

    the traditions are from carvahall if im not mistaken

  • Eragon

    part two of the interveiw???

  • gamefreak1310

    about what you said mike during the podcast that saphira dropped the ball by not tearing off thorn’s wing in the battle and ending things then and there. i don’t think that if saphira had actually ripped off thorn’s wing during that battle that it would have ended things because even with the wing being removed with galbatorixs’ dark powers he probably could have regrown the wing with one spell.

    • GregB

      If they could regrow his wing with a spell, why wouldn’t the elves have regrown Glaedr’s leg?

      • Anonymous

        Regrowth of limbs could be achieved with dark magic, which the elves don’t practice. (Not including the elves who were Forsworn, but they’re dead anyway.) Also, we don’t know the absolute specifics of how Glaedr lost his limb. It could have been done by powerful magic, causing the sort of injury that can’t be cured.

  • The Green dragon

    So if CP had named Eragon “Kevin” instead of eragon, does that mean that the name of the first book would have been called Kevin? If so it was a smart decision not to because then I doubt that anyone would have read a book called “Kevin”. But still it might have worked because of his parents publishing company. Oh well I dont know.

    • 557

      His parents don’t own a publishing company…

      • har556

        Don’t know if they still do, but they did.

        • The Green dragon

          Yep I’m positive that the did, but like the above person said they probable don’t own it anymore.

          • 557

            Mike said in one of the older post comments that they never did own one. They did publish Eragon through the family’s small business, Paolini LLC, but it is not a publishing house.

  • timmy

    mike said he only read one series with dragons, but im pretty sure he read harry potter, and there were some dragons in that.

    • timmy

      also, its often discussed how maybe murtagh could change his true name.  its always assumed he will become a better person and escape.  shouldnt it also be possible to become a worse person?  i dont think christopher would write this in, but murtagh could be sick of being treated this way (and possibly angry at eragon for trying to fight/kill him), become more angry at the world and have his true name change enough that he is free. and in his anger kill galby and take over the empire.  then eragon would still have to stop murtagh

    • Anonymous

      I am a huge fan of dragons but I read very few series with them. Why? Because there are so few in which they aren’t pictured as evil fire breathing dinosaurs! In fact the only 3 i can think of are Inheritance, Warcraft: War of the Ancients and the Temeraire series by….someone. Harry Potter doesn’t count because the dragons are never really pictured as intelligent. Dragons are too awesome to be ignored in this way!

      • The Green dragon

        Temeraire is by Naomi Novik

  • The Green dragon

    and who cares the day after thankgiving when the day of the iron bowl is gonna happen? Greatest football rivarly in the world dude. even if we’ll probably get creamed again.

  • The Green dragon

    and who cares about the day after thankgiving when the day of the iron bowl is gonna happen? Greatest rivarly in America.

  • Tantail93

    If Murtagh is meant to be a magician, being a dragon rider, how is it that he doesn’t have a ‘light’ of his own? The blind man says the light shines through him, like Murtagh has no latent magic, in him what’s happened to it? Could Galbatorix have a way of taking it? And only providing what he needs to battle Eragon and Saphira through the ‘other source’?

    • Fairth

      Murtagh still has his own magical power, the other power is just outshining it.  It’s like shining a dim flashlight on spot on the wall.  If you shine one or two additional flashlights that are much brighter on the same spot, then the dim light won’t show up.  It will still be there, but it simply won’t be visible.

    • Sallystar6of7

      maybe he hasnt developed his own power yet, cause gably is pushing him, and he is just using the magic of the dragons.

  • Rubydragon

    Lauren, what’s your parrot’s name?

  • bromandsaphira

    not to be annoying, but is part 2 of the interview coming out anytime soon?

  • bromandsaphira

    not to be annoying, but is part 2 of the interview coming out anytime soon?

  • JustPlainEric

    Portal is the only game that makes me motion sick.  It is the whole, falling through the floor and flipping around at crazy angles.

    • It was weird, for sure.

      I also get motion sick when watching someone else play single player Call of Duty. Not multiplayer.

    • It was weird, for sure.

      I also get motion sick when watching someone else play single player Call of Duty. Not multiplayer.

  • Becky L

    if there is such thing as hick hate, there must be such thing as hick love (see below)

  • greenie

    Hey just to let you know podcast people the raz’ac does say it’s a name he’s almost found .(that’s for lauren)

    • Tantail93

      I saw a theory somewhere that Galby might be looking for the Truename of magic? or Something to that effect

  • chris smith

    Mike there is sompthing that i have noticed with the dream (assuming it is corect. I am not shure if this has not been pointed out before) that there is only two dragons in the air what will happen to the other dragon; there is thorn, saphera, the green dragon. so what is ging to happen???
    (i am sorry if this has allready been brought up)

  • Xhin

    Chris is amazing! He can shut up anyone in just 3 words. He keeps his cool even he’s attacked all the time by Mike. He doesn’t speak a lot but when he does it makes the PodCast so funny that I end up rolling in the floor. And Bob?? OMG he’s my hero!! Mike and Lauren dont get me wrong. you great, but Chris and Bob are Epic!!!

  • Anonymous

    I want to point out there’s no shame in watching kids shows as an adult! Theres a load of shows i watch with my younger brother and i still go and watch the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy on Cartoonnetwork even though i’m almost 18 😛

    Main point though. I love the descriptions of Roran fighting with the other soldiers in Brisingr, more so than in Eldest. As much as i love Eragon and enjoy the concept of a powerful fantasy hero, i preffer the viewpoint of a common solder. I think the acts performed by warriors who can’t just heal themselves later are much more heroic than something for example a Rider did.

    • And see, you’ve got that excuse of a younger brother. It’s perfect. If anyone questions you: “my brother was watching.”

    • My dad’s nearly 50, and he hates every single cartoon ever made… except for the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. He thinks it’s the best show ever made 😀 

  • Anonymous

    Eragon: ‘I am a dragon rider, like my father before me!’
    Murtagh: ‘Yeah, me too!’
    Galbatorix: ‘Heard it all before, now quickly, pretend to throw me down this reactor pit I conincidentally had built as a plot device which I borrowed from my Star Wars DVD boxset, then we’ll get the hell out of here and go on a bar crawl. Shruikan’s buying.’   – How I think Inheritance will end. There are flaws in the idea, but they could be explained with a little imagination!

  • Anonymous

    Eragon: ‘I am a dragon rider, like my father before me!’
    Murtagh: ‘Yeah, me too!’
    Galbatorix: ‘Heard it all before, now quickly, pretend to throw me down this reactor pit I conincidentally had built as a plot device which I borrowed from my Star Wars DVD boxset, then we’ll get the hell out of here and go on a bar crawl. Shruikan’s buying.’   – How I think Inheritance will end. There are flaws in the idea, but they could be explained with a little imagination!

  • Claire14

    I immediately thought of Elva in regard to the vision-I thought the city was Urubaen though.

  • Davidwang2468

    elva could be the green rider

  • henry

    The very strange hate email directed at Chris was actually a dig at his Arkansas background and a reference to southern college football.  The hater is clearly an Auburn University fan and “war eagle” is their fans’ lame battle cry during football games.  Arkansas University’s mascot is the “razorback” which is a type of pig in the south and Auburn’s mascot is a “tiger” … they played each other this past Saturday, hence the “tiger will dine on pork this weekend” comment.  Too bad for the writer of that email that Arkansas kicked Auburn’s butt during the game.  Either way, it doesn’t matter cause LSU is gonna kick Arkansas butt the day after Thanksgiving and the Golden Boot will be ours!

    • The Green dragon

      Yeah and LSU is gonna cream auburn. trotter just cant throw the ball to our team.

    • The Green dragon

      and who cares the day after thankgiving when the day of the iron bowl is gonna happen? Greatest football rivarly in the world dude. even if we’ll probably get creamed again. (sorry for the above commets my ipod messed up)

  • Kek73

    I <3 Bob… That's all I have to say.

  • Curr

     So much hate for country music this week!  I kinda wished Bob would’ve played some Shania Twain or Taylor Swift just to spite everyone.  Or maybe some old school Alan Jackson / George Strait.

    • Tabitha K.

      I was thinking Johnny Cash or Kenny Rogers.

  • Emily Sasaki

    Nice job, bob! you should talk in between each section EVERY week! It was pretty hilarious, and it feels like an inside joke because Lauren, Chris and Mike have no idea it happened until they listen to the podcast… Brilliant job

  • Omar

    Don’t listen to anyone Chris! Haters gonna hate.

  • Coasterking

    they read my chris is a hick coment omg.

    • Surely you didn’t mean it…

      • Coasterking

         no i meant it but there is no hate attached to it maybe the hick you are not but you do hate nasuads and are way to silent but i wont condem you for that without knowing you and u are sothern you cant change that though so you are off the hook there. It was just fun to submit after mike read the one in episode 15 otherwise i would never have sent it.

  • The Green dragon

    All bias aside what exactly does Chris do?

    • I approve of this comment.

      • The Green dragon

        But does thAt answer the question?

        • Of course.

          • The Green dragon

            Positive?

    • What’s don’t I do is a better question.  Have you heard how many jobs I do?

      • The Green dragon

        I’m never gonna get a strait answer.

    • This is a question I’ve been asking for eight years now…

      • The Green dragon

        When will I get an answer?????!?!?!?!?!

  • Chris Addison is so funny and he is not hick 

    • Frankbaney

      he is a hick and that is what makes him the champion of the south

  • downer

    i rather i read the next interview

  • XxxX

    “The Ra’zac got Jacked up”

    Thank You Chris Addison 
    You are God

  • Sara Francis

    Everyone keeps wondering “Why is Thorn getting big fast?” and “How is Murtagh as fast as Eragon?” I always thought this to be obvious. Galby was doing wht the Elves do all the time. He’s changing their physical characteristicsb with magic. I mean, he’s got enough power to do so.

    • Sara Francis

      PS. Itprobably hurt. Alot.

  • Tim G.

    Saphira, Eragon, Arya, Roran, Orik, and Gharzvog. Alagaesia’s A-Team!

    • Swordebrithil12

      Add in Nasuada 🙂

  • funnyguy69

    may roran suffer from endless leg cramps, and katrina step into a bear trap while on her journey away from the varden.

  • Becky L

    If Murtagh and Nasuada end up together, I will burn my book.

    • XxxX

      If Nasuada and Eragon end up together
      I will burn the ashes of the burned ruins of my shredded book
      If Nasuada doesn’t die
      I will write a sequel to Inheritance in which Nasuada dies a painful death at the hand of the people of whom she neglected to appreciate

      May the Wisdom of Chris Adison live on in the hearts of true Inheritance fans!

      • Becky L

        preach it!! the Nasuada issue was the first I’d heard Chris espouse wisdom!

    • Sara Francis

      I could see why you would think that it wouldn’t happen, but what is the negative? Why would you burnthe book?

      • Becky L

        I’m like Chris. I detest Nasuada. And I think Murtagh has good in him and kind of just has terrible luck so he can’t end up with Nasuada, who basically told Eragon to kill him if Eragon had the chance.

    • Sara Francis

      I could see why you would think that it wouldn’t happen, but what is the negative? Why would you burnthe book?

  • Guest

    BOB FTW

  • Shann B.

    Long time podcast listener, first time comment-er…
    Chris and Bob are my unsung heroes! Don’t get me wrong, I like Mike and Lauren, but this podcast gets my complete attention when either Chris or Bob speak up. I honestly would like nothing more than for Chris Addison, the mysterious hick himself, to sign my copy of Inheritance. 

    P.S. Love the podcast and can’t wait to read Inheritance with you guys! <3

    • XxxX

      Shann B.
      You are simply Shris Addison posing as a guest
      Though I may be too
      and I kinda want all four of them to sign my copy of inheritance..

      • Shann B.

        No, you’re right. I am Chris. It was just so hard suppressing the urge to write “y’all” and “Down With Nasuada!”, I couldn’t handle it anymore… 

        PS. Chris, I was totally serious about you signing my copy… You should come to the Philly signing!!

      • Shann B.

        No, you’re right. I am Chris. It was just so hard suppressing the urge to write “y’all” and “Down With Nasuada!”, I couldn’t handle it anymore… 

        PS. Chris, I was totally serious about you signing my copy… You should come to the Philly signing!!

    • I’m totally down for signing anything y’all want, haha.

      • Anonymous

        I hope you mean that. That would be awesome

      • Dorota

        When I first glanced at this sentence, I thought you said “singing.” I was like……….”No thanks.”

  • Tabitha K.

    I feel the need to take a moment to say how awesome hicks and rednecks are (yes, there’s a difference). I may be a north westerner now, but my blood is southern grown, and I am PROUD of it! My uncles are the biggest bunch of rednecks you will ever meet, and I love them to death! So really? Lay off Chris! If anyone should have their autograph desired, it really should be him. He’s authentic south!

  • Gtboy1

    Maybe the boat that Roran and Katrina see is foreshadowing them being the two leaving on the boat in Eragon’s premonition, not sure why or how, just a thought.

  • Argetlam

    Can I just say that Chris is hilarious?

    • Nope.

      • Shann B.

        We love you too Bob!! Your random music/talking pretty much make my week…

        That’s kinda pathetic to read actually.

      • Shann B.

        We love you too Bob!! Your random music/talking pretty much make my week…

        That’s kinda pathetic to read actually.

  • Bekkah P

    How long has passed since the begining of Eragon to the end of Brisingr?I always assumed it was about a year-and-a-half, two-years.
    What do you guys think?

    • Logic Lawyer

      Well, with Elain being pregnant in both early Eldest and the end of Brisingr, those events had to occur within a nine month span. Add that to whatever time is the extent of Eragon, which is probably between six and eight months, since she breathed fire and was said to be nearly five/six months of age in that book, and when they reached Du Weldenvarden, it said she was eight months old. So most likely between a year and a year and a half.

      I posted a timeline on the wiki here showing a possible structure of events some time ago. Is that still there? If it is, you might want to have a look at it.

      • Bekkah P

        Thanks!
        I always wondered, so thank-you for clearing that up.
        Your logic is appreciated lol.

  • Cory Knoll

    He’s stopping in Indianapolis, where it would have been 30 minutes away from me, except I just moved to Tennessee and it’s still the closest he’ll get to me (6 hours away) 🙁

  • Anonymous

    YES! they read my email!!!!!!!! Haha I was the one that asked for Chris’s autograph!

  • I THOUGHT BOB HACKED THE CALL

  • I don’t get why you guys were annoyed with Katrina. She said herself that she would’ve stayed with Roran, BUT she’s pregnant. If I were the father in this case I would’ve sent her myself, in this case I think it’s RORAN being selfish. Katrina is much too mature and sensible to think of staying with Roran in the middle of the most important war in history when she’s about to give birth to their child. The truth is, the Varden is NOT a safe place to raise a baby.

  • I don’t get why you guys were annoyed with Katrina. She said herself that she would’ve stayed with Roran, BUT she’s pregnant. If I were the father in this case I would’ve sent her myself, in this case I think it’s RORAN being selfish. Katrina is much too mature and sensible to think of staying with Roran in the middle of the most important war in history when she’s about to give birth to their child. The truth is, the Varden is NOT a safe place to raise a baby.

    • AGREED!! 100%

    • funnyguy69

      you are completly correct, roran is a despicable arrogant selfish cocky hammer weilding loser.  If roran becomes king there goes the human species.

    • Tim G.

      THANK YOU!!! Katrina was not being unromantic or something, she’s being MATERNAL!

    • Helloo

      Here’s to Lauren: the voice of reason in this male-dominated group!

      • Thanks! With all this Chris and Bob love I was feeling a little sad…

  • Logic Lawyer

    Hey! I wasn’t paid to speak the truth! As you can see from my name, the Logic Lawyer is non-profit and ONLY concerned with LOGIC and reason. Though come to think of it, getting a paycheck for my opinions doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.

    Saphira tearing off Thorn’s wing would have been an immensely stupid decision in the current situation. Most likely, Murtagh would have simply healed the wound, and then all they would have accomplished would be to further antagonize Thorn and Murtagh, much more so than necessary, and make any possible help from them in the future even more unlikely. Even if she could have seriously crippled Thorn in the long run, it is likely that he and/or Murtagh would have recklessly counterattacked, if they believed that they were going to die, and could likely have killed Eragon and Saphira in such a situation, throwing all of their energy into self-defense.

    Murtagh’s speed and strength is a reflection of his greater power. I don’t care what any of you say, Eragon is not more powerful than Murtagh and never was. Human or not, Murtagh commands magic that is an order of magnitude more powerful than the elves, to the point where they need over a dozen of them to match him. Given his mastery of magic, it isn’t ridiculous at all to consider that he could grant himself enhanced speed and strength if he wanted to, particularly if he was fighting an opponent who already possessed those advantages.

  • Logic Lawyer

    Hey! I wasn’t paid to speak the truth! As you can see from my name, the Logic Lawyer is non-profit and ONLY concerned with LOGIC and reason. Though come to think of it, getting a paycheck for my opinions doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.

    Saphira tearing off Thorn’s wing would have been an immensely stupid decision in the current situation. Most likely, Murtagh would have simply healed the wound, and then all they would have accomplished would be to further antagonize Thorn and Murtagh, much more so than necessary, and make any possible help from them in the future even more unlikely. Even if she could have seriously crippled Thorn in the long run, it is likely that he and/or Murtagh would have recklessly counterattacked, if they believed that they were going to die, and could likely have killed Eragon and Saphira in such a situation, throwing all of their energy into self-defense.

    Murtagh’s speed and strength is a reflection of his greater power. I don’t care what any of you say, Eragon is not more powerful than Murtagh and never was. Human or not, Murtagh commands magic that is an order of magnitude more powerful than the elves, to the point where they need over a dozen of them to match him. Given his mastery of magic, it isn’t ridiculous at all to consider that he could grant himself enhanced speed and strength if he wanted to, particularly if he was fighting an opponent who already possessed those advantages.

    • Anonymous

      Okay, well i seriously doubt that Murtaugh could have healed that wound. I mean it would have been ripped off and thrown to the ground. I doubt they can regrow a new wing. If they recovered the wing, and Murtaugh reattached it, they would be vulnerable while doing the spell, and Eragon and Saphira could have done something else.
      And who says Murtagh has a mastery of magic?  I mean, we have only seen him use simple words in the ancient language, or objects already imbued with a spell. He doesn’t has access to a magnitude of magic, he has access to ENERGY from the Eldunari, which allows him to put so much power into his spells. Also, who says Murtaugh was the one that improved his strength and speed? It’s much more likely that Galbitorix did that to him, as well as Thorn.

      • Tristan S.

        murtagh did say that galbatorix had told him words of the ancient language that had been forgotten, and were so powerful that the elves dare not utter them

        • Anonymous

          did he? oh i forgot that lol. But i still don’t think he’s this super master of magic. like he doesn’t know much of the grammayre, or whatever it was oromis called it

        • daniel

          true, but that means galby/murtagh can cast evil spells, dark magic. (we still need to find out how magic can be evil/dark. whats the difference?) Their overall magic skill will be under that of eragon/arya/elves. simply because the al is there second language (also said by oromis). they only have immense amounts of energy! 

      • Me

        The energy to let him be faster and stronger has to come from the Eldunari, no matter who did the spell.

  • Anonymous

    Wow Bob, that was a quick editing, good job! and thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Wow Bob, that was a quick editing, good job! and thanks!

  • In case you guys are wondering a good cure for motion sickness is to look where you’re going. I feel sick all the time and I swear it helps a lot better than you think.

  • In case you guys are wondering a good cure for motion sickness is to look where you’re going. I feel sick all the time and I swear it helps a lot better than you think.

  • bromandsaphira

    yay! I was on the show this week! thanks guys!
    this weeks podcast was AMAZING so funny and lots of good thoughts! not looking foward to all those dwarven politics though….

  • bromandsaphira

    yay! I was on the show this week! thanks guys!
    this weeks podcast was AMAZING so funny and lots of good thoughts! not looking foward to all those dwarven politics though….

  • Anonymous

    I’m a fan of shurtugal on facebook. I want Chris’s autograph too!

  • Anonymous

    I’m a fan of shurtugal on facebook. I want Chris’s autograph too!

  • Feisty-fitz

    Lauren’s totally right about the “stick shift” you guys! In my opinion the automatic way is the lazy way! Where’s the challenge if you don’t get to learn to control the clutch??? You Americans….

  • Feisty-fitz

    Lauren’s totally right about the “stick shift” you guys! In my opinion the automatic way is the lazy way! Where’s the challenge if you don’t get to learn to control the clutch??? You Americans….

    • I laughed when I read this, because at first I was like, “Hey, but I’m American!” but then I realized that the first time I drove a stick was in New Zealand… because I had to! But I got addicted and I love them. 

      • I am lazy.

        • Tabitha K.

          Me too. ^_^

      • Anonymous

        You’ve been to New Zealand!?!? That’s awesome! (Proud kiwi :D)
        I thought it was pretty funny, though, I must say I do prefer automatic

        • Hahaha, I’m a kiwi too! What are the odds, considering only about 20 people have internet here 😛

          • Adilas73

            I know atleast 21 people who have internet here (in N.Z).

      • Adilas73

        Lauren, N.Z is the best (tis what i think). I live in N.Z (born and breed), If you drive a manual you can drive a 15 meter tank!!!

  • Irock13198

    bob your hilarious!

  • Irock13198

    bob your hilarious!

  • MW

    Murtug only matched Eragon in strength, only because Eragon was exhausted.

  • MW

    Murtug only matched Eragon in strength, only because Eragon was exhausted.

  • One of my favorite childhood cartoon series is “Thundercats” the old 80s version. I can still remember the opening themesong. not even the remake can beat it. And one of my favorite movie as a child was “Legend”, tom cruise before he jumped on oprah’s couch.

  • One of my favorite childhood cartoon series is “Thundercats” the old 80s version. I can still remember the opening themesong. not even the remake can beat it. And one of my favorite movie as a child was “Legend”, tom cruise before he jumped on oprah’s couch.

  • I think the boat symbolizes (maybe some foreshadow) Roran and Katrina “sailing home”. After long days of being away from their “home” they will eventually go back.  Even if they part tempararily during Katrina’s pregnancy, they will “sail” back home and together. I think that the timing of the boat coming in really ties in into Roran and Katrina’s predictiment from being far from their home and the life that they want to live far from war and the brutality of the Empire.

  • The Green dragon

    29 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Green dragon

    29 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • me

    part 2 of CP interview??

  • AvaAnnaZ

    YES!!!

  • Bertimus

    no Australia???? 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Also, Bob talking in place of the music was a badass idea; Bob FTW!!

  • Marty N.

    oh bob…lol love the intro ‘Music’ to the Spoilers section…Priceless!!

  • Marty N.

    I think faolin was just a very close friend. Nothing more

  • Marty N.

    I think that the reason that murtagh won easily was that Eragon was worn out from the fight with the Empire. If Eragon was at his peak at the fight, He would of easily beat Murtagh at swords but not at magic. I think that Murtagh reported as such to Galbatorix when he returned and Galbatorix made Murtagh fast and as strong as an elf to match Eragon

    • I think that if Eragon had remembered his ring, Murtagh would be dead right now.

      (But then again, Eragon doesn’t have the guts to kill his friend…so there’s that! And then Galbatorix would have gone all CRAZY and traveled down to the Varden himself and wiped everyone out.)

  • Katrina only made the decision to leave because of the baby. She said in this section that if it were up to her, she would stay with Roran through thick and thin. The simple fact was that after citing the negative impact on Elaine’s baby, she can’t just think about herself or Roran, there is another life that influences her decisions. 

  • Anonymous

    Out late tonight, bed time? Nope, podcast time.

  • Fairth

    The man that can see energy might find Galbys stash of Eldunari.  If he can see Eragons’ energy stones (thinking of the one in Aren specifically), then Eragon should have been able to sense the energy in the ring without probing it.  Just a thought.

    An A-team end-game attack would be cool.
    My A-team would be:  Eragon, Saphira, Glader, Roran, Arya, Angela, Tenga, Elva, Solembum, Oric, and Garzvog.  Eragon and Saphira: The devastating aerial force.  Glader: The wise teacher.  Roran, Oric, and Garzvog: The unstoppable trio with blade, hammer, and fist.  Arya: The traditional sword-fighter at the spearhead of elves directing energy into her.  Elva: The secret weapon.  Angela: The unpredictable ninja.  Solembom: The ninja anomaly.
    I would love to see them being the spearhead that plows a devastating path for their respective groups (Solembum, his kind.  Eragon, The Varden and Du Vrangar Gata. Etc.)

    What would be your A-Team?

    Greatest transition to spoilers ever!  I was cracking up!

    • daniel

      energy light man could help eragon find the vault of souls. if the vos is a hidden store of eldunari. take a flight on saphira’s back and look for a huge light!

  • Coasterking

    yes its up kind of glad i was up this late

  • timmy

    yay

  • timmy

    yay

  • Aww damn, just missed first post 😀
    Just out of curiosity, how long does it take for the average podcast to be edited?

    • This episode took about 10 hours to finish. (But I have ADD and get easily distracted by television.)

      Plus I may or may not have watched X-Men First Class before making this post. Oops.

      • Coasterking

        how was x men

    • This episode took about 10 hours to finish. (But I have ADD and get easily distracted by television.)

      Plus I may or may not have watched X-Men First Class before making this post. Oops.

  • Aww damn, just missed first post 😀
    Just out of curiosity, how long does it take for the average podcast to be edited?

  • Here ya go.