Inheritance Book Club Episode 20 is Here and Features Christopher Paolini

The final episode of The Inheritance Book Club Podcast has arrived! Episode twenty features the man, the legend, the creator himself: Christopher Paolini, writer of the Inheritance Cycle! He joins us for what fans will agree is one of our best shows. We discuss our theories and questions surrounding Book 4, while Christopher practices his “no comment” pronunciation. We also learn proper hand care after signing a ton of books and just what his color-blindness entails. Also, Christopher lays down the facts regarding Nasuada. Oh yeah, there are some bits about Book 4, too.

This is it! It’s the final episode of our twenty week read through of the the Inheritance Cycle. After a great run, we’re going out with a bang with our biggest guest and some fun to go along with it. We hope you enjoy this episode!

Shurtugal.com Presents: The Inheritance Cycle Book Club, Episode Twenty — Featuring Christopher Paolini:



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

  • Introduction! Your hosts are Mike Macauley (Shur’tugal, Lytherus, The Inheritance Almanac), Lauren Zurchin (Lytherus), Chris Addison (Shur’tugal), and special guest Christopher Paolini (Professional “No Comment”-er)
  • It’s time for the theory section. Duh!
  • The stars of our show ask questions…
  • …and more questions…
  • We also learn how many books Christopher has already signed. Hint: IT’S OVER 9000!
  • Christopher drops tiny morsels of Book 4 info.
  • “Poodles” is Durza’s pet nickname.
  • …and more questions…
  • We give this week’s sweepstakes word! The final one!
  • Mike thanks the fans. So does Christopher.
  • THE END.

For next week’s reading, please read Inheritance by Christopher Paolini.

That’s it, folks! I had a great time helping bring everyone the show and working behind the scenes to make sure everyone’s audio tracks were flawless (Hey! I tried!). From removing all of Mike’s “um” moments to riding the volume levels to make sure the host’s laughs weren’t going to make your eardrums explode, it’s been a fun ride! Hours of editing each night led up to some great comments from everyone which was a ton of fun. I also had fun filling in for random hosts and injecting my amazing comedic styles into episodes. It’s not completely over though, I’m looking forward to any podcasts we do following the release of book 4. (I can’t believe we actually completed 20 episodes…can you?)

— Robert Cox, editor of the Inheritance Cycle Book Club Podcast (yeah, it’s a mouthful, I don’t blame Mike for botching it every episode…)

  • EternalShade

    Cheep Cheep!

  • I am only now going through the podcasts now (because I didn’t discover them before now, there were clips and such, but I don’t like to listen to stuff via browsers, and didn’t find it on iTunes).
    That is really annoying, because I’m listening to number 8 now, and there is so much I want to comment on, espesially the Ancient Language which is based a lot on Norse, and I’m Norwegian so I can sometimes understand what the words mean without the translation, and some words are actually exactly the same (f.ex. hjarta (heart) and fram(forward)).
    The reason I want to mention it, is because I could guess who Arya was early in the book (Eldest), because of the title dröttningu, which I could see was related to our modern word for Queen.

  • thepassingtime
  • Jirioxy

    i want that lizard. i want it

  • Carvahallian

    Excellent podcast/interview!

  • Aryashadeslayer123

    roran lives he his mentioned in King Cat He Lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mollywaters94

      you don’t know when the roran bit happens he may die later on silly

      • the part where the wall falls on him is the end of the first chapter. As confirmed by CP, hence, he lives.

  • The Thinker

    It was stated in Brisingr that Galbatorix controlled ALL the Eldunari.

    Vault of Souls: Vault of SOULS, not necessarily Eldunari.

    And there’s that thing about Oromis saying about a Shade who was also a 
    Rider would be an abomination. 

    I’m thinking that Vault of Souls will allow Eragon to harness power of souls against Galbatorix’s 
    Eldunari. 

  • The Thinker

    With all the good things said about Bob, he should have his won book club podcast, Eragon fansite, and picture in the new book.

    LOL

  • Glaedr’s Eldunari Does Not Get Broken, At All In The Book. His Eldunari Is in “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia.” Not a spoiler, just a confirmed fact!

  • Alexis

    I know I’m a little late but I want to thank from my heart of hearts Chris, Lauren and Mike for doing these podcasts!!!!!!

  • Alexis

    I know I’m a little late but I want to thank from my heart of hearts Chris, Lauren and Mike for doing these podcasts!!!!!!

  • There was, however, Two deleted scenes.

  • There is no excerpt in the eBook version that I purchased for my Nook.

  • Dantejuris

    Is it me or does it just seem wrong for CP to write anything other than inheritance books?

    • Mollywaters94

      Yes but like in Doctor Who the companions (recently Amelia Pond) need to go on to bigger things.

    • Fairth

      Different, and maybe even a little strange?  Sure, but wrong?  No.  I, personally, am looking forward to finding out what he is capable of doing with si-fi and other worlds.

  • Bcrowley44

    One question…… What about Broms old sword that he lost???? 

    • snowlight silent night

      he lost it during the fall of the riders so its either in galbatorix’s vault or buried in the earth somewhere

  • Bcrowley44

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stenlkk

    What is the sweepstakes word for episode 11? I’ll go back and listen, but I THINK you said it both in singal and plural. 

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_titles_and_honours_of_Queen_Elizabeth_III was intrigued when Christopher mentioned the titles of Queen Elizabeth… WOW…

  • Anonymous

    Where do our words go??

  • Cyrus Haskett

    I just finished listening to the 20th pod cast with Christopher answering or rather….deflecting questions concerning the intimate details of Inheritance. One question has been on my mind since the tragic scene of Oromus’ fall. It was explained to Eragon by his mentor earlier in Brisingr how the yellow diamond in the pommel of Nagling holds enough energy to shift a mountain. My question is what happens to the sword? Was it retreived by the elves or does Eragon make use of it? It seems to me given that Nagling is a rider’s sword and the sheer power it contains it’s wherabouts is important to say the least.

  • TRC

    Can anyone tell me the length of the paperback and hardcover editions? some sites say 800 for hardcover while others say 880. 

    • The official page count is 880 pages 😀

  • theunknown

    One of the oaths christopher forgot was eragons oath to avenge Hrothgars death. (the dward king oriks adopted dad sorry don’t know if i spelled that right)

  • Zenblade

    “Hint: IT’S OVER 9000!”
    lol Dragon Ball Z

  • Jay Tee345

    Star Trek!!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh my god we’re so close!

  • sorry, the thought has just occurred to me while hearing the doctor who references, but in the first podcast Mike was talking about the spine being a giant dragon, then Lauren referenced a giant tortoise or something, but the first thing that sprang to my mind was the doctor who episode the beast below 9the second Matt Smith episode). curious to see how many other people thought of this as well . . . .

  • Oromis = Liam Neeson

    Wonder what the clock will say tomorrow being that it’s sunday and we still have tomorrow (another day) to go before the release of Inheritance…

    • Anonymous

      It”ll probably either say 0 days, or maybe hours?

      • Dae

        I’m hoping it’s a full countdown to midnight, complete with hours, minutes and seconds. 

        • You can go to alagaesia.com if you want a countdown like that 😀

      • I changed it to hours…since having it say 0 days would be kind of lame…

  • Lgklages

    speaking of eragon forging a sword, where did all the other rider swords go? THere would have to be hundreds left, where did they go? And what happened to a deceased riders possetions like his sword after he died?

    • snowlight silent night

      they were either destoryed, buried in the earth or in galbatorix’s vault

    • Oromis = Liam Neeson

      C.P. was asked a question about what Galbatorix’s sword would be like and he said that it would make quite an impression and also mentioned something about Galbatorix having a lot of them in Uru’baen

      • Fairth

        That would make sense, I hope it comes up in inheritance.  Provided it does, I wonder if it be mentioned in passing as Eragon “inherits” them as his inheritance from the riders (I could also see this as a source of weapons for future riders to pick from), or if it will play a noteworthy role in the book.

        I could totally see Galby transferring energy from the Eldunari (sp?) into the gems in the hilts of the swords in order to allow the Eldunari to continue to provide more power by letting them continually recharge themselves.
        Perhaps this is the key to Galby’s ability to have an ever-increasing stock-pile of energy even when he’s not finding more Eldunari?

        I also wonder what happened to rider weapons that weren’t swords (I believe it has been stated that some riders chose other weapons).  Are they there in this collection, and if not where are they?  Were they made out of the same kind of steel and do they have some kind of gem in them in order to hold energy?  What were some of these weapons?  Hammer?  Spear?  Mace?  Ball and chain?  The list is almost endless.

  • snowlight silent night

    i think the wall if going to fall on roran but the hes men that r with r going to protect him.

  • YeahBuddy

    If that wall collapsing on Roran is the end of chapter one, and King Cat is chapter 4, then Roran obviously lives. Evidence:

    “None of the werecats seemed to notice the people lined up on either side of their path, watching them, until Grimrr came level with the herbalist Angela, who stood next to Roran, knitting a tube sock with six needles at once.”

    • Anonymous

      Yes, this point has been made MANY times. But we don’t know what condition Roran is in, if he’s injured, if he used magic, how he escaped the wall, etc.

  • Pojken

    I havn’t followed the podcasts, just dropped in a few times. I really enjoyed this one though, you’re a good bunch of people and I got a few of my questions answered alongside with you. I’m glad I watched this so late, now I just have about 40 hours until I (hopefully) can get home from school and open my english version of inheritance!

  • Liz2

    As the last
    of the podcast close I realize that I will miss all of you. You did a marvelous
    job and must be happy with your maturing skill in the podcast world.
     Nicely done! You have made the wait all the more bearable.   Enjoy the book and savor every moment
    of Christopher’s fantastic gift.   Thank you.

  • Faststar

    I THINK THE VAULT OF SOULS IS THE KINGS CHAIR!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh dear god. I now have pictures of urgals in tutus singing I Like to Move it. It will haunt my dreams. Curse youuu!

    • snowlight silent night

      omg same here

  • Murtagh

    Something that has always bothered me in Eldest is in the chapter titled “Wounds of the Present”. In the chapter, one of the sentences is “Roran was convinced, in his heart of hearts, that the village would soon be defeated.” Is this a reference to the Eldunari, or a hint that Roran will be the Green Dragon Rider? Or is it just a random phrase?

    Chris, Lauren, and Mike, thanks so much for the twenty podcasts. I’ve really enjoyed them, and they have kept me sane as I wait for Inheritance to come out, with all of the hints that Christopher has said in interviews . Also, thank you for the Big Twenty, I love reading all the different point of views of theories.

    And Bob, thanks for editing the podcasts, and posting them fairly on time. 😀

    • I think that phrase was in reference to Galbatorix and the Ra’zac bringing soldiers into carvahall and decimating the village.

      • Anonymous

        I think he meant the “heart of hearts”. And thats interesting, it might be a reference to the Eldunari

        • No, hear of hearts is just another, more educated way of saying “Deep down inside”

  • akward turtle

     I think Patrick Stuart would make a really cool Doctor Who!!!

  • Anonymous

    And how creepy would that be if we really did open up Inheritance, and the halfway through there are  50 pages that just say “all work and no play makes jack a dull boy” over and over lol

  • Anonymous

    I really don’t know why everyone is saying that Roran will obviously use magic. I mean I think the whole point of having him fail with the pebble was to show that he isn’t able. He is just a normal man who does extraordinary things. This falls in with him becoming king, as just a normal human.
    Personally I think that Eragon is going to teleport Roran out of saftey with the spell that he just learned from Oromis. And the strain will most likely make him pass out. Or if he’s smart, he’ll just use something like jeirda to blow a Roran sized hole in the wall.

    • Faststar

      but Eragon could not do magic until he was a dragon rider

    • BrunoLikesInheritance

      yeah, and because roran isnt a rider the only way he could use magic is spirits and he knows nothing of controlling spirits and preventing a wall from falling on him thats thousands of pounds is pretty hard he would be killed by the wall, because of the strain of magic, or become a shade.

      • Anonymous

        Well thats no true. He could be a magician, who can use magic through the ancient language. But that point that I’m trying to make is that Roran can’t use any sort of magic at all, but still does amazing things, and then becomes king.

  • AvaAnnaZ

    Err Wolf-eyes Bladesinger woman kind of mirrors Brom – the young girl travelling with her mirrors Eragon. Green rider? When Christopher Paolini says ‘that would be telling,’ well, it would only be telling if the rider only appeared in one book, otherwise it wouldn’t really be telling as there would be too many options…
    In spite of this, I still think that it’s Arya!

  • GLAEDR

    1 DAY !!!!!!!!

  • Aster

     Indeed, dragons are awesome

  • DragonsAreAwesome

    The episode was great-lots of fun 🙂  I enjoyed everyone`s input and I want to say thank you to everyone who made the podcasts possible.  Very excited for Inheritance!!

  • Aayush Bhattacharya

    You guys are awesome.
    I love Christopher Paolini
    I also love mike and chris and lauren
    I am also an awesome aussi

    • Anonymous

      You don’t love Bob? :O

  • hoke

    I bet the word snails doesn’t even appear in the book…

  • Chaoswolf2014

    snails… perhaps a venoumes snail slime that can kill every thing it touches and of course angela would be behind it 

  • Ashley A

    This was the best podcast ever (not like anyone expected any different with THE man on the podcast, lol)! Thank you so much for everything guys! 🙂 I can’t wait for Inheritance and the book tour! 🙂

  • BrownEYEDgirl

    I thought of this after I had already made my post, but, the thing about Roran and how there was part of a chapter released with the wall coming down on him and everything, and Christopher says thats right with in the first few pages. And then later on he says that Roran is given an assignment that gives him no way to win. I just found it funny that he was all ‘no comment’ and then gave us a clue that Roran would live 😉

    • Ashley A

      Great catch! I didn’t notice that! 🙂

    • Bromsson

      How’s this for a theory:

      People seem awfully happy with themselves, because they think they made CP slip with some info. He stated “No comment” on whether Roran lives or not. But, as stated above, it seems obvious that he indeed lives after the wall falls. That doesn’t mean that he won’t die later in the book.  When he was asked, “Does Roran die?”, he can’t say “Well, not after the wall falls on him”, because this phrasing obviously alludes to Roran dieing later. He can’t say yes or no, either. CP could just be taking the “lesser of two evils” by remaining silent on the subject, and letting people believe that Roran lives. This would be better than giving away Roran’s death happening later in the book.

      For my sake though, I hope I’m wrong on this; I rather enjoy Roran’s character.

  • Marty N.

     they are in belatona, because nasuada was sitting in ‘Lord Bradburn’s’ Throne.

  • Faolinn

    Maybe snails are one of the new species introduced to Alagaesia in book 4.

  • BrownEYEDgirl

    Okay, Im really stupid, forget what I just said under this. I for some reason thought he said ‘frogs’ and not ‘snails’ 😐

  • BrownEYEDgirl

    2things:
    1st. http://reallol.com/gallery/35.jpeg
    2nd. Christopher said something about giving us a hint into the 4th book and that it had something to do with frogs, BUT didnt in the 1st book Angela say that she was trying to prove that there was only toads? HMM? Something to think on, I think. I think its pretty clear that Christopher lays the ground work for something greater all through out the books by just giving us little hints here and there.

    • Melodia

      It was snails 😉

      • BrownEYEDgirl

        I think what happened with my brain was that it went ‘OH SNAILS! That has to be Angela! OH FROGS! CLICK’ 

    • snowlight silent night

      that pic is amazing looks yummy too

    • A Mortal Kombat pizza… Look extremely delicious, but I would be afraid to deface such a work of art >.<

    • Guest

      Other way around- Angela wanted to prove there were only frogs 🙂

  • Hrmm, I always thought that the first chapter took place while they were sieging Belatona… Anyway, to pass time, what is everyone’s little minor question that they want answered in Inheritance. I don’t mean obvious ones like “Who is the green rider”, but just little ones that don’t really affect the main plot too much. For example, mine would probably be: Why do Angela and Trianna dislike each other so much?

    • Tabitha K.

      I want to know why “Cheep Cheep”

  • Fanperson

    Richard Armitage in full Gisbornesque black leather glory. Thats how I picture galby – bad but slick, persuasive, shrewd.

    • AvaAnnaZ

      Do you mean as in Guy of Gisborne, cause that would be amazing.

      • Fanperson

        yup totally. He’s got a flair for negative roles.

  • Mattftw420

    Who knew Chris swore? 

  • gabs345

    just finished listening to the last podcast before inheritance is released! it was so great, thanks for making them. as for snails.. maybe shes trying to find out if snails are also slugs (similar to her toads and frogs experiment) but who knows. I especially like the question about why the mark on eragon’s back caused him so much pain (short answer magic). I always wondered.. and I really hope that Roran’s mission isn’t too bad because Nasuada shouldn’t push the limits any further.. I don’t blame her for her punishment choice for Roran, but I didn’t like how she sent him on a mission after two days… I like Nasuada so lets hope the people continue to support her.  

  • Konungr1

    How do we submit the sweepstakes words?

    • Ashley A

      They said somtime after Inheritance comes out they’ll put up a form for us. 🙂

  • Gypsee4258

    Just thinging here about snail. I think this could just be an Analogy, say like, a snail is to his shell as a dragon is to it’s heart of hearts. just a wild guess is all.

  • snowlight silent night

    i wounder if giants r going to show up orik told eragon bout them when he was drunk in eldest. its funny orik asks eragon what a giant would call humans and elves eragon doesnt know and orik says dwarves lol and i say orik would be a gnome compared to a giant

    • Anonymous

      Unless they can use magic, they’re not really going to be useful. I mean, one word and they’re dead.

  • Oromis = Liam Neeson

    Guess we know that Roran does survive the fall of the wall. C.P. said Nausuada saids him out on a mission that will screw him over no matter what he does. Since chapters are written from Rorans point of view and we know that the first which is where the wall falls is in Eragon’s point of view it will happen later in the book. That and the way C.P. describes it it will be sort of a big deal and I highly doubt that would be the main focus of the first chapter

    • War Rider

      If Roran does magic to save himself I will be extremely angry. My theory on that is that it is one of those flashforward things, where they show something that we will read later on and then it gets back to the present. Yes Mike, I know you hate that but CP hasn’t done such a thing yet, oh well, book comes out in 2-3 days so I will find out.

      • Tabitha K.

        I think Eragon uses Aren to save him.

    • Footballi81

      idk how bt Roran does survive because if you read King Cat in the paperback version of Brisingr wich is a spoiler chapter Roran is alive and that takes place after the excerpt fro CP

  • BrunoLikesInheritance

    yeah and if he gave the stuff away he would lose sales. obviously.

  • Orox1229

    Snails will be a nickname for a werecat that we will see somewhere in the book, and that will be his/her ONLY name, because either he was abandoned at birth, he is in disgrace and his names were stripped from him/her, or he doesn’t care about names and was just given a funny (but possibly meaningful) nickname from his human companion (who we will also meet).

  • War Rider

    I don’t know what to say, it’s over with. Every single thing I just heard I just forgot except for the spoiler word CP gave. I am gonna have to rehear this.

  • spine88

    I believe the mission for Roran is going to get the green egg

    • snowlight silent night

      that would be an impossible mission. brom did til eragon that galbatorix would have the eggs soo well gaurded after saphira’s was stolen that it would be suracide to try a steal another.

      • hoke

        i think that galby only guarded the egg against magic users, as only a magic user would be expected to get in. i think that roran being normal will allow him to slip past the wards around the egg…

        • Jelpesdaturtle

          That would be an interesting loophole. But if that were so, I feel like the werecats should get the egg!

        • Anonymous

          That seems like a REALLY big oversight for someone so smart. I mean, he may be cocky but he is also a very intelligent rider. especially after having one egg stolen before party by a non magic user, i think his wards are locked pretty tight.

          • hoke

            im just saying that i think a nonmagic user will get the egg. CP  said that Nasuada gave Roran a nearly impossible mission…

      • BrownEYEDgirl

        Yes, but C.P said that it was a mission that either way Roran would lose. 

        • spine88

          If he lost that would explain a major death. He could still find the egg and return it but die in the process. Ah you never know. Can’t wait to read and find out!!

          • spine88

            But didn’t he also say that Roran also has a way of making it through tough situations? 

    • gabs345

      that’s a really good theory… it would make for an interesting part of the book! 

  • Anonymous

    Can you guys make a “bloopers” podcast and pretty much just take Mike’s “ums”, Lauren’s “yes”, Chris’s “Y’all” and all the random funny stories you guys told like the werecat city and the story about the girl beating up a group of boys at the Harry Potter release party. Please!!! It would be soooo funny 😛

    • snowlight silent night

      i agree!!!

    • Oh jeez, that’d be a lot of audio to sift through!

      During one episode, the show completely stopped and they searched the books for one sentence for about 7 minutes before someone found it.

      I, of course, trimmed it down to like 30 seconds of searching.

      • Anonymous

        Okay first of all… Teehee one of the Shurtugal people just answered my comment :3 Thanks Robert 😀
        Second, get Lauren too she listens to all the pod casts anyways xD Or you could always get fans to email you their favorite funny parts and you guys could just squish it all together 😛
        And you did amazing Robert, I never even noticed when you cut stuff (and you were really funny on the show)

        • See, you wouldn’t just want those lame things we left in the show! You’d want everything! All the fun stuff that DOESN’T make it in the show!

          • Anonymous

            That’s true… It would just be so funny. For example there was one episode (I’m not sure which, I think it was one of the earlier ones) where Lauren was making fun of Mike by imatating him and I laughed for a good 5 minutes after rewinding it 20 times. And when you filled in saying country music is bad so you were just going to rant, all those moments were just priceless. I mean if you didn’t have time to go though all the extra stuff a fan could make a “bloopers” podcast and send it to you and you could add anything else you had in mind??? 😛

  • Lil Uhura

    Anyone else think that Avery Brooks (Capt. Sisko from Star Trek: DS9) would’ve made a perfect Ajihad?

    • Scotishking57

      actually Djimon Hounsou who played Ajihad in the movies felt like the perfect fit and is who i always picture. His soft way of talking and cadence seem to fit it perfectly when im reading the books.

      • Bromsson

        I actually always pictured Ajihad as the actor that played the principal in American History X. I realize that is a bit of an obscure reference, but that always just stuck out to me.

      • Lil Uhura

        Sometimes I think that the only filmmaker who actually read the book beforehand must have been the casting director because you’re right about Djimon Hounsou being a perfect fit.  But I’ve always pictured Avery Brooks playing the role.

  • Scotishking57

    I think “snails” is just a reference to some obscure angela line. Like needing a spell to writen in the ancient language (forget what the script is called) to ward of snail poisons (as in a poison made of snails)

  • Grimrr

    SNAIL SHADES!

    • Bromsson

      As I said last night in my post on this subject, forget about an animal shade being a jungle cat or a large cave bear. No one ever suspects the lowly mollusk of being a Shade. Beware the snail shade, Beware!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Mike, you NEED to build this for your cat: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=3032.0

  • Madeline L.

    Neverending Story Snail!!!! YES!!! How awesome would that be?

  • Mollywaters94

    I’m going to pass out when I get the book! I pre ordered it like 2 months ago!!!

  • Anonymous

    Now I know this isn’t the best place to put this but it relates to an previous podcast (12 I think). Well I was thinking about how Mike, Bob and Chris was talking about a “Werecat city”, so I looked it up and found this. It made my day and I had to share it 😛 http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/man-builds-cat-sized-village-for-homeless-cats.html 

    • Anonymous

      It’s not a spoiler so don’t worry 😛

    • Anonymous

      That is awesome. And creepy.

      • Anonymous

        I was crying I was laughing so hard xD

    • snowlight silent night

      rofl thats awesome

      • Anonymous

        Agreed!!

        • Rachel C

          Awesome name, I loved that series!

    • HOLY CRAP. I will tweet this to CP.

      • Anonymous

        WOOT!!! Show Mike, Lauren and Chris to xD

  • Anonymous

    Personally, I think that Angela will lead the werecats into the castle to steal the green egg, but then the werecats leave her trapped in there while they escape with the egg since they hate her so much!And what ever she does or what happens to her is her big parts in the book!

    • snowlight silent night

      i think the werecats r going to steal the egg my cats steal stuff of my desk all the time i spent 30 mins yesterday looking for my pencil that my cat took and hid in hes chair lol

  • Before this podcast, I was perfactly content to wait the week or so it takes for me to get the book. However, since Christopher is the most horrible person ever (in a good way :D), the anticipation for this book that I suppressed has finally boiled back to the surface, and I find myself unable to think of anything other than all the different things that I ever wondered about the book.

    Curse you, Christopher Paolini. Curse you.

    • Anonymous

      I know, I cant wait!!! I actually want this weekend to end sooner lol

  • Littlee62

    so did anyone realize that christopher said nasuada would put roran in almost a no win scenario. would this happen in the first chapter or did christopher make a whoopsee and give away that he lives 8D

  • Arya<3

    Maybe Galbatorix is so repulsive that snails are attached to his hair, like how Medusa has snakes, and Davey Jones has tentacles.

  • Austin Littley

    WAIT, Christopher unwittingly gave something away! He wouldn’t say if Roran died or not at the end of the first chapter, but he later mentioned that Nasuada ends up sending Roran on an unwinnable mission, thus implying that Roran most certainly DOES survive the falling wall. 

    • Anonymous

      But what if Nasuada send him on a mission to fight underneath that shaky looking wall? 😛

      • Austin Littley

        That would be rather anticlimactic. Roran lives, it is the only way. No way would Christopher develop him for three books and then just kill him for fun at the beginning of the fourth.

    • Jbeau7932

      Or maybe it’s the fact that he’s alive three chapters later in King Cat lol, just sayin 🙂

  • Birds eat snails… Werecats eat birds…

    • Maybe Angela poisoned some snails… Birds ate the poisoned snails… Then the were cats ate the birds which were poisoned, by the poisend snails, which Angela poisoned… To poison the Werecats… ; D

      • Mr-x

        maybe angela is a were bird haha

  • Horsegal4ever

    Maybe Galbatorix is afraid of snails!!! (Don’t ask me why, just a random thought! 😀 ) Maybe snails make magic less potent, you know, from the slime and stuff. Or, maybe the VoS is underground, or something is, and snails living down there are glow-in-the-dark, and their slime is, showing the way! Several sudden, random thoughts!

    • Anonymous

      that actually could be something, underground is a definite possibility.

  • Mr-x

    I for one although the movie was appalling actually liked Jeremy irons as brom and his the only i don’t mind picturing in the book the others well… Poor me actually didn’t discover The inheritance cycle till the movie came out… FML when i read the book i was like what… arya is an elf? there are elves? hrothgars a dwarf? there are dwarves? and so on also there were a lot more of me going wait what… I still have my copy of Eragon the movie… On the day i get inheritance it is going in to my old microwave on which i shall equip my shades and bask in the light show and possible explosion of my microwave =D

    • FootballI81

      lol I didnt know abot Hrothgar until I read the book LMAO no joke

      • Mr-x

        yeah i had to listen to the commentary to actually realise hrothgar was in it his like one of the tallest out of the lot haha

    • Fairth

      Don’t feel so bad, I didn’t know about it until then either.  I saw previews for the movie and found out about the book it was based on.  The book is always better than the movie, so I got the book as fast as I could and had read up to about Teerm (Sp?) by the time I went to see the movie.  I’ve been a fan of the book, and not the movie, ever since.

  • blue2282

    Hey guys Spoiler.
    There’s a snail rider.
    trololololol

    • blue2282

      and this is a joke by the way

  • Guest

    I don’t think thre are very many, if any at all, Eldunari in the VOS, mostly because the Eldunari are Heart of Hearts of the dragons, where is the VOS deals with souls. But then again, I could be wrong.

  • snowlight silent night

    one question that ive been wondering for awhile page 456 for eargon when the twins r testing eragon the twins draw a large pentagram on the ground then stepped into the middle of it. is this just some random bit that was in the book or is it somewhat of an importance? We know the twins were working for galbatorix so what if galbatorix was using the twins then to test something having to do with one of the terrible secrets that murtagh metioned? Or is the pentagram have something to do for why eragon and saphira couldnt see any budgles while fighting murtagh and thorn when they know that murtagh must be using HoH. so what if glabatorix placed a pentagram on murtagh along with fusing serval HoH with him too allowing galbatorix to controll murtagh if needed

    • Anonymous

      But if pentagrams were this important, wouldn’t Eragon have learned something of them? I mean if the twins knew it, i would assume that Oromis or Arya would too

      • snowlight silent night

        Galbatorix could have discorvered it somewhere and the elves never knew of the possitablity. But he was or is still testing it and gave the twins a 1st theory for one. If i were galbatorix and i somehow discorvered something am not going to test it myself not knowing what it do i’d give it to a lesser magic user that i could just killl afterwards if needed that is if it didnt kill them.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah but then both Eragon and Saphira saw them do it. So if it was important, they would have brought it up to Oromis and Glaedr while studying magic

          • snowlight silent night

            unless they didnt notice or didnt think it was even important alot of stuff happened around that time they could have noticed it and forgotten

          • Anonymous

            eh. maybe.

    • Horsegal4ever

      I think it was just to focus their magic better. 

  • kitten skin gloves ;___; .____. that was cute.

  • Anonymous

    I claim the first of these Chris Addison autographs!

  • snowlight silent night

    maybe in the attempt to steal the last egg angela pulls out a flute or some pipes and starts playing a tune calling all the snails to storm the city giving enough of a distraction for someone to steal the egg.

  • blue2282

    I read the last pages of the book.
    Because I want to know what happens in the end.
    If I like the ending. Good for the book.
    If i don’t like the ending. Well…. bad for the book.
    I have very bad short time memory.
    I easily forget the ending when i read the book.
    But thats just me

  • Natalie

    If trolling was an olympic sport you could definitely win a medal, Christopher.  A gold medal. 
    And I mean that in the best possible way. 

    • Anonymous

      Trolling? you mean saying no comment medal winner?

  • Got a confession…… I was listening to the podcast while writting an essay…… guess how much I got done! Slow as a snail. lol

  • P.S. 2 EFFIN’ DAYS LEFT!!! WOOOOT!!

  • SNAILS?!?! really? snails? huh…….. maybe Galbatorix slips on a snail and it leaves an opening or Eragon to kill him.

  • Mr-x

    Anyone else realize the calendar says 1 day… if only this was true haha

  • Chistopher is color blind? Never knew!

  • spine88

    the spine seems interesting :p hope there’s more of it in the new book!!

    • Austin Littley

      Christopher mentioned in an interview that there will DEFINATELY be more about the Spine.

      • spine88

        Awesome i can’t wait. I believe there will be something huge to do with the Spine.

  • Galbyh8tr

    “snails” refers to the question Tanga is trying to answere 

    • Christopher Paolini

      Yeah…no.

    • Horsegal4ever

      I don’t think so. Tenga answers big questions, so the answers would be big. I like Lauren’s idea. 😀

      • Anonymous

        Two words:  

        BIG SNAILS

  • With the snails thing (on a serious note) I think Galbatorix will cast a spell over Eragon and Saphira during the fight (or during any battle with anyone) causing them to become as slow as snails.

  • Alexis

    I think snails has to do with a group of snails who believe galby is a snail eater and so they have come to fight with eragon

    • elle

      OMG, Galby’s French!(no stereo-typing meant)

  • The Helgrind priests worship Chris.

  • elle

    coooooome on poodels, good shade.

  • Elena Shadeslayer

    maybe angela gives up with the toad/frog things and decided to decide that there are no longer slugs, but they are all snails.
    either that or the “hidden shadow” mentioned in the eragon’s guide to algeasia is: a shade snail or galbatorix’s soul now controls a snail.

    • Scotishking57

      she already figured it out though didnt she?

      • Elena Shadeslayer

        yea. i know. i 4got at the time

  • funnyguy69

    i hope the frickin boulder crushes his leg

    • Anonymous

      What boulder? You mean the wall maybe?

  • Tristan S.

    and i love how the episode is cut off even before lauren finished speaking, nice abrupt ending bob 😀

  • Tristan S.

    WOO, GO CHRIS!!! I’m your biggest ever fan ever in the past and present and future.

  • Ronan Baird

    Mike, I think Christopher Paolini is referring to the ‘were-snails’ in book 4 with his spoils.

  • Scotishking57

    did anyone else notice that he pretty much said that Roran does not die…at least in the first chapter?

  • Tim G.

    Snails! Giant, magically mutated, humanoid snails! These are the inhabitants of Doru Araeba, guardians of the Vault of Souls, and Eragon’s captors!

  • Haris

    I think the character murtagh will become like snape in harry potter. a seemingly evil character who was really good at heart in the end was actually a good person even though he did bad things 🙂

    • Austin Littley

      I bet that Thorn will die, which would change Murtagh’s true name so that he could betray Galby.

  • E.

    Snails?!!! Yep, Angela definitely has to be involved in some way. Maybe
    she is creating some potions and needs the snails for them or she’s
    using their shells for something. I can totally see Angela throwing
    snails at the werecats to annoy them. 🙂

  • Badgeandgun21

    Book 4 chapter list:
    1. in the beginning
    2. into the breach
    3. hammerfall
    4. shadows on the horizon
    5. king cat
    6. aftermath
    7. memories of the dead
    6. what is a man

    • Aftermath is what happens when you stop studying Calculus…

      But, seriously, these are great. Theory points, not full spoilers! For instance, I theorize that Hammerfall has a lot to do with Roran, but I don’t know that for sure…  Memories of the Dead might have something to do with Glaedr… and What is a Man might just touch on Paolini’s comment that humans in Alagaesia might not be exactly what we would normally call humans… I’m looking forward to INHERITANCE!!!

      Oh, BTW, don’t tell us who kills/stops/etc. Galbatorix, but can you give us any hints on Snails?

      • Badgeandgun21

        im only on page 50 now. poor glaedr… I feel so bad for him. eragon tries to speak to him again and it dont go so well….

      • Please do not ask for spoilers.

      • entarotassadar

        Maybe Galbatorix has giant snails guarding the entrance to his throne room. lol XD

    • Anonymous

      ur very very lucky, i dont think that mike will mind you posting this cos its not giving too much away,its gives us good info to really think about what the chapters could be. There was an idiot yesterday that put a major spoiler and his comment was deleted and i believe he was banned, but i dont think this will happen as long as you dont put any major spoilers, if you do put spoilers at least put a mahousive warning so that people can avoid what your about to say.

    • Deb M

      Dude, so not cool!  Now I can’t look at anymore comments on the site in fear of spoilers (and yes, any info on what’s in book 4 is a spoiler).

    • Sorry to do this, but I’ve had to remove your posting rights. Coming to the community to post any information or spoilers about Book 4, while appreciated by a small few, is unacceptable and will not be allowed. I will remove the restriction on your commenting on November 8th. Please understand that this is incredibly unfair for you, or any individual who got the book early, to do to fans.

      • Anonymous

        its a shame mike that someone like yourself hasnt been able to get the book early,after all the hard work and dedication uve given the cycle and you have to wait for it,i know its only 3 days but its killing me knowing that quite a few people have already got it so god knows hw you feel about it.
        p.s good work on the podcasts they were amazing 🙂

    • funnyguy69

      nice

    • Lil Uhura

      Not everyone wants to read spoilers!

    • That_Kid

      Dont give away stuff. That aint cool

  • Me

    hee hee. “It’s over 9000!”…. 😛

    • Badgeandgun21

      it’s slightly OVER 9000! WHAT?! 9000?! :0

      • I cracked up when Mike fit that in the podcast!

  • bromandsaphira

    Just wanted to thank Mike, Lauren and Chris for making the wait for Inheritance bearable, hilarious, fun, and unforettable. you guys are amazing…the past 3 1/2 year wait couldn’t have possibly been as incredable without you guys. Mike especialy…you organize interviews, events, post teaser and hints, you WROTE A BOOK about Inheritance. Wow. You’re amazing.
    Lauren, I LOVED you contribution to the podcasts, both in the funny laugh-out loud things you said, and the serious in depth debates and theories you contributed too. Your work on Lytherus never fails to amaze me too. 🙂
    Chris, you didn’t talk much, but I think your rabid fan base speaks for itself. Whenever you did have something to say, people listened. great job.
    and bob, how could I forget you? without you, these podcasts would be half as amazing as they are now. amazing job getting them all out relativly on time, editing and making sure everything with the audio runs smoothly.
    I really can’t thank you guys enough. thank you SO much for making the wait so amazing. 🙂 can’t wait to discuss Inheritance with all of you!

    • “…relatively on time…”

      I’ll take it!

  • Caroline

    What’s really weird is that I thought of King Julian when I read the werecat scene… O.o

  • Badgeandgun21

    Just want to brag   I HAVE BOOK 4!!!!!!!!!!   my walmart messed up and there was 2 copies of book 4 on the shelf yesturday!!  I know someone will all me a liar so I am willing to tell yall any details from the book that you want! but no spoilers

    • Does Roran live through “Into the Breach” and any info related to that. Also, what’s living in the Spine? Or does that even come up? And what do we get to hear about Eragon’s True Name?

      • Badgeandgun21

        yes he does live. I didnt really care for how he lived but ehh everyone has their opinion.
        IDK about the spine yet. Im only on page 35. plus i wouldnt spoil that anyways lol

        • E.

          Is the green rider male or female?!!!!

          • Badgeandgun21

            I havent gotten that far yet.

    • Matt S

      I think I’m about to take a trip to walmart

    • ItsEminem

      I would go to walmart… but it’s much easier for me to wait for Amazon to deliver it for me: I don’t have to do anything. Lol.

    • Do not ask for spoilers.

    • Horsegal4ever

      Lucky!!! dude, that’s awesome. Just don’t post anything. It would mess me up! Just make it harder to wait. But it’s nearly here, so . . .

    • Agghh, some people got lucky at Walmart. But I’m not going to Walmart. I’m gonna wait until I come home from school on Tuesday and put the box in the middle of my bedroom floor, and videotape me opening it. 🙂 Yes I’m obsessed xD

  • bromandsaphira

    Snails? something to do with Angela maybe?

  • bromandsaphira

    YES!! christopher knows Star Trek!!! Live long and prosper, Christopher!

  • Alexis

    I first picked up Eragon back in 2006 and I have read the three books over 1000 times since then, and most of that is because I have read Brisingr alone 103 times since jan 1 2011! I’ll be a fan til I die!

  • bromandsaphira

    now every time i see Durza, I’m gonna think, “oh, good old Poodles…”

  • Alexis

    Chis Addison is not a hick by the way! I love his voice, its so pretty!

  • Anonymous

    SO RORAN LIVES! when discussing what Nasuada did to the young warrior Chris says something alike “if you think it was unfair what she did with Roran in Brisingr, then wait till you see what she does in Inheritance” so he lives! OMG! i’m so happy, i mean i had always known he would survive the falling wall, but this is cool cos it’s a confirmation 😀 

    • Belgarion

      What does she do?  :p

    • Anonymous

      Or maybe Nasuada orders him to go fight near that precariously placed wall.

  • Ashley

    chris is so going out with michelle

    • I don’t even know why I’m responding to this, but nope.

  • aroundnabout

    wouldn’t one of the promises be that eragon promised arya that he would stop pursuing her as a love interest?

  • Elena Shadeslayer

    if he wanted to keep it a secret, why did he release that spoiler from that book exert…? i cant wait till this comes out tho, i love CP!!!!! SO EXCITED!!

  • Lizardian

    Where do we submit all of the sweepstakes words?  By email or will there be a post?

    • Answered during the podcast. 😀 The sweepstakes page will launch a week or two after Inheritance.

  • Elena Shadeslayer

    soo… excited… :DD

    • Me too! I can’t wait to see why Eragon was almost the only one who could safely hunt in the Spine!!!
      I also liked to hear that Nasuada sent Roran on a Kobiashi Meru… Which means that if that doesn’t happen in Chapter 1, Roran doesn’t die in “Into the Breach”!!!
      And “Snails” definitely has to do with Angela.

  • Can’t wait for Book 4!
    In the last month, I’ve read the series (Eragon to Brisingr) through 3 times, which brings the total up to 8 (which is probably far below the average for this sample group :P). I’m really looking forward to seeing how I “expect” (maybe “guess” is a better synonym) book 4 to turn out against how it DOES turn out.

    I’m also going to try and go against my default reading pace (which is to read a book in 3 hours straight with no interruptions). I’m going to go a chapter at a time, limiting myself. Hopefully this should boost the experience overall! I’m not going to ruin the ending of the series (I’ve been waiting for for 9 years) for myself by reading the book at warp-speed. I read too fast, and the problem with this is that it lessens the experience because one is merely absorbing information without being able to properly reflect and consider the implications and semantics of various scenes. I made that mistake with all of the HP and LOTR series, and various Dan Brown novels, and I encourage other fans to make the most out of book 4 by not demolishing it in 3 hours and ending the series in a somewhat anti-climatic way 🙂 Of course, it’s your choice but I’m sure it would be better to do so. Think of book 4 as that delightful chocolate cake at the end of a long meal, don’t devour it immediately, savour the taste, make the treat better for yourself ^_^

    Also, these podcasts have been amazing, so thank you all so much ^_^ Se onr sverdar sitja hvass!

  • Can’t wait for Book 4!
    In the last month, I’ve read the series (Eragon to Brisingr) through 3 times, which brings the total up to 8 (which is probably far below the average for this sample group :P). I’m really looking forward to seeing how I “expect” (maybe “guess” is a better synonym) book 4 to turn out against how it DOES turn out.

    I’m also going to try and go against my default reading pace (which is to read a book in 3 hours straight with no interruptions). I’m going to go a chapter at a time, limiting myself. Hopefully this should boost the experience overall! I’m not going to ruin the ending of the series (I’ve been waiting for for 9 years) for myself by reading the book at warp-speed. I read too fast, and the problem with this is that it lessens the experience because one is merely absorbing information without being able to properly reflect and consider the implications and semantics of various scenes. I made that mistake with all of the HP and LOTR series, and various Dan Brown novels, and I encourage other fans to make the most out of book 4 by not demolishing it in 3 hours and ending the series in a somewhat anti-climatic way 🙂 Of course, it’s your choice but I’m sure it would be better to do so. Think of book 4 as that delightful chocolate cake at the end of a long meal, don’t devour it immediately, savour the taste, make the treat better for yourself ^_^

    Also, these podcasts have been amazing, so thank you all so much ^_^ Se onr sverdar sitja hvass!

    • THEJOKER

      you’ve only read the series 8 times? I’ve read brising alone (yes I keep track, what can I say, I have no life when it comes to my reading habits.) 689 times, eldest I’ve read 1023 times, eragon I’ve read 2592 times. Have I mentioned that the front cover and back cover are missing on all three. P.S. I’m serious, I write down how many times I read books.

      • Jshore1296

        That means you read brisingr once every day.  Like literally.  GOOD LUCK WITH THAT

        • Jwelde

          lol wow good one

          • THEJOKER

            HA HA HA, you forget that I’M THE JOKER HERE. Only my JOKES are funny. AFTER ALL, I’M THE ONE WHO BATHES IN CHEMICALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Adilas73

            Guess what THEJOKER, theirs copy right on the name the joker.

        • THEJOKER

          no, but i read it a lot, now will you slow-reading twits leave me alone? I HAVE read those books the amount of times I said, if you don’t believe me, THEN DON’T REPLY!

      • Wow

        You are just SO funny. Like, seriously I am just LMFAO. I see why YOU called YOURSELF the Joker. You are so cool.
        P.S. I’m not serious, that was sarcasm.

        • THEJOKER

          you’re really thick if you think I don’t recognize sarcasm when I see it

          • Shadeslayer

            Maybe ‘Wow’ thinks YOU’RE really thick.

        • THEJOKER

          also it’s THEJOKER get it right twit

      • GLAEDR

        I’m willing to bet my entire “inheritance” that you haven’t even come close to reading them that many times!

        • THEJOKER

          Ok then you have to give me your inheritance because I HAVE read them that many times. I speed read, (plus ive had these books like forever)

          • THEJOKER

            well a long time anyway

          • Oromis

            If that  is true, you have no life.

      • Callum

        my copy of eragon is in 3 peices, and i still still keep reading it 😀

        • snowlight silent night

          my brothers copy of eragon is being held togather with duct tape

      • Tristan S.

        ok, just to give it accuracy, that means you read
        eragon every 1.15393519 days
        eldest every 2.21505376 days
        brisingr every 1.65602322 days

        this means you had to read a book every 1.67500406 days.
        So, I can conclude that either 
        1.You are crazy, lead no real life and would probably die of excitement on meeting Christopher Paolini.
        2.You have infinite amounts of time and must always do something or you become manically depressed.
        3. (and by far the most likely) You’re lying, and you day this to try and get people to comment on the post so you can imagine you have freinds 🙂

        • Christopher Paolini

          I’m going with a mixture of 1 and 3.

          • Feisty-fitz

            IF she read the books that many times, she surely wouldn’t need to read them after…. say… the 500th time. They’d be imprinted to her memory.

        • ShrimpyJess

          Dude, you have way too much time on your hands…

      • Feisty-fitz

        Surely you jest, THEJOKER. Methinks you have an extra letter in your name – take it off, and you are now called THEJOKE.

        • Anonymous

          Okay guys let’s not get nasty. Now we can just accept that you read the books a lot of times, but maybe not quite so many thousands, okay THEJOKER? Let’s just get psyched for Inheritance, no need to argue

    • bromandsaphira

      wow, i admire you. : ) I don’t know If i can do that…

  • incline

    can you fast forward on this? i accidentally click the loading bar halfway through and had to start the podcast all over for some reason

    • Denmark111

      Well, yes you can, You just have to click on some part of the “loading bar” that you’ve loaded, and you should be fast forwarded there.

  • incline

    can you fast forward on this? i accidentally click the loading bar halfway through and had to start the podcast all over for some reason

  • Denmark111

    Thank you Bob for being fast enough to post this before Inheritance comes out!

  • DSGKing

    You guys have been absolutely fantastic this entire time, and as nice as it is to hear that you guys appreciate all of us listening, truly I want to thank you for this. These podcasts and the Big Twenty articles have made the time waiting for this book infinitely more bearable and interesting, and I can’t wait for the ones post-realease.

    P.S.: For the record, Chris’s accent and the word ya’ll are great, and here’s to Nasuada not quite making it to the end of Inheritance

    • Alexis

      Love Chris’s accent and I hope Roran snapps and whips Nasuada

  • AAC

    Is there already any release date for Europe?
    Like Portugal and Spain?

    • Denmark111

      I could imagine that you can find it by searching for Inheritance on bookshops websites. That is, if you want it in English 🙂

  • Dcowboy22tx

    The greatest spoiler CP said, in my opinion, was that more will be revealed about morzan and brom in the book 4

  • Anonymous

    Grrr….i have take sats…..again……so I have to wait! oh well, thanks for an amazing job on the podcast guys!

    • ItsEminem

      SATS? As in UK education? Year 6?

      • Denmark111

        Trolling…

        • ItsEminem

          WTF are you on about? I have a few choice words for you son. Who was talking to you?

          • Denmark111

            No one was. We are all commenting on a podcast or commenting on comments on a podcast, I don’t need to be spoken to to answer. Was Kyle_E speaking to you?

          • ItsEminem

            I asked a perfectly polite question. You came out with a child-like insult.

          • Denmark111

            I am sorry if I have insulted you, I was just trying to state that what you had said sounded like that you were trolling. It might not have been the case, it just sounded that way to me.

          • ItsEminem

            In the UK (where I live) the SATS are exams taken in year 6 of education. Age range between 10-11. I was going to say that there is no need to revise for them as they are going to be removed soon anyway and I didn’t know you could re-take them.

          • Christopher Paolini

            I love your name.

          • Anonymous

            For me SATS are a different type of test. Usually taken 11th and 12th grade

      • Anonymous

        What? I don’t know what this means. American SATS, so…..yeah.

  • Mitchellvh

    At any point has someone asked Paolini whether or not Murtagh approached both the Red and Green eggs and attempted to elicit them to hatch?

  • Mr-x

    I have to wait till the Ninth being an australian so until i collect it i will be disconnecting my internet and giving my phone to someone to hold onto so that i don’t give into the urge and try find anything people have put up about it… haha 

    • Emily L.

      Well I have to wait for the 18th to get it, My mother won’t let me bet it before my Birthday…. 🙁

      • Mr-x

        Ouch that happened to me with halo 2 when my mate brought it over my parents were like no you can’t play it and i was like what the…. come christmas ooh halo 2 haha

  • Mr-x

    Thanks mike i now cannot get the picture out of brom shattering his diamond tomb and charging into legions of galbatorix’s soldiers swinging his diamond blades his grown and just annihilating half of galbatorix’s army until galby himself comes out to challenge him with brom using his diamond skin to deflect magic back at him… if only i could do anime i would totally recreate this haha

    • Mental images like that are exactly what I’m here for.

      • Mr-x

        I have friends that can do anime if ever i manage to get them to make it i shall link it to you watch at your own risk haha

    • entarotassadar

      Umm… I think that would be going a bit too far.

  • Mr-x

    Shade snails dun dun dunnnnnn

    • Denmark111

      Dude, you have humor!

  • Feisty-fitz

    My guess about the snails is this: dozens of snails will creep into Galby’s castle to steal the green egg. His wards won’t affect them, since he will totally underestimate their intelligence.

  • Denmark111

    YES!!! Finally a guest with good sound quality.

    • Very good, in fact! I could almost hear the plot to book 4!

      But alas, I could not…

  • Gustavus

    Dear Christopher, I’d hate the be a d*ck, but the wall and Roran incident happens in the first chapter, which is prior to the chapter 4 werecat chapter, and Roran is mentioned in the werecat  chapter. Better luck next time.

    • Feisty-fitz

      We all already knew about that. The debate is whether or not Roran gets seriously injured, or whether he uses magic to save himself.

    • Poor crippled Roran…. needing to be carted around, carried by others, as he now struggles with being paralyzed as a result of a GIANT FREAKING WALL falling on his face. The Varden and elven healers, as well as Eragon and Saphira, worked very hard to find a way to repair his spine… but it’s a feat not yet accomplished on Alagaesia. Until then, he sits and watches hopelessly as the battles rage around him.

      No, but seriously. Never presume to know about a book you haven’t read yet. Yes, some of the mystery was taken away due to King Cat mentioning Roran afterward, but we don’t know what shape he’s in. He could be seriously injured or worse.

  • Ian

    Thanks you 4 for the time and effort that went into the podcasts. That comment about Roran makes me not want the Vault of Souls to have a ton of Eldunari in it.  I mean…Roran can cleverly think himself out of an impossible Star-Trek-worthy dilemma by himself, but our big hero Eragon gets to stumble on a mountain of power and elders who can do the thinking for him? I realize he’s worked hard, but the majority of stuff, with the exception of Arya, has just sort of been handed to Eragon up to this point (dragon, super-elf powers, dashing good looks, amazing sword). I hope CP show us, not just tell us, that Eragon has the critical intelligence needed to take down Galbatorix that Brom mentioned in his final goodbye. At least I hope he does that before the VOS. I think that’s part of the reason I dislike Roran.  He’s a great character, but he really makes Eragon look like a wuss sometimes.

    • theend

      Eragon will always have help, but I’m sure Paolini will make him pull through in some way. Maybe he’ll single-handedly escape from the prison where he’s captured.  I’m willing to bet Vrael and the elder riders weren’t fools though.  I would send Mike, Lauren, Chris, and Bob each 100 bucks if the VOS did not contain both Eldunari AND dragon eggs. 

  • Melodia

    Big twist?!?!
    I love those!

  • Fairth

    Many thanks to all of you who have dedicated untold hours to recording and assembling this podcast and the accompanying articles along the way.  This is the first podcast I’ve ever listened to.  Before this podcast I’d never taken much interest in podcasts, but ever since the first one came out, it has been a highlight of my week and of considerable help to endure the time before Inheritance came out.

    To everyone else:
    I’m going to the Downers Grove book signing, let me know if you’re going there too.

  • hoke

    I’m somewhat newer than most listeners to the site, but I’ve always loved the podcasts. Thanks for the great run Mike, Lauren, Chris, Bob, Michelle, and most of all CP!

  • The Green dragon

    poison snails!!!!!!!!!!! now i have nothing else except for to wait for the book:) but i have to wait a tiny bit longer cus i had to order online but at least i was able to convince my mom to get two day shipping :)!!!

  • Laurelleaf9

    gloves out of kitten skin? no wonder the werecats hate him!

  • Bromsson

    Snail Shade!!!!!! Forget picturing an animal Shade as some fearsome jungle cat or large cave bear. No one ever suspects the lowly mollusk of becoming a Shade. Beware!!!!

    • Mr-x

      ahh damn i gotta look at posts before i post kind of copied your thing -the shade snails part- haha

    • Denmark111

      Dude! You got humor 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Wow, episode 20 is done, how bitter sweet.  I guess had better give a thank you to Mike, Lauren, and Chris for bringing awesome podcast’s every week; and I’d like to say that it was a great thing to do for the fans, and that I can pretty much speak for all of us when I say that we appreciated it greatly, so much in fact, that some of us have had fits because they were late, which we apologize for, hehehehe.  And again thanks a lot for putting time and effort into this when you didn’t have to, it was in my honest opinion, the best podcast ive listened to, to date, and if I ever see any of you on the street, I will give you a big hug. 

    Thanks again,
    Inheritance fans.

    PS: I didn’t forget you Bob, so a special thanks to Bob, for without Bob, we wouldn’t have heard any of it; and also without Bob, the world might explode, you never know.

    • I was sad for Bob until I read to the end, then you redeemed yourself.

      You’re welcome, of course. It was a blast — an epic journey that we never anticipated. We are not gone for good, I can promise you that. We’ll be back for some Book 4 episodes…. as well as a new podcast for Lytherus.com 🙂

  • Loren Frye

    i believe snails stands for something more than he means snails the creature is of importance…

  • Trackfanatic4310

    When Christpher stated that Nasuada would be sending Roran on a mission in Inheritance, he is sort of giving away the fact that Roran doesn’t die in the first chapter.  The question of whether or not Roran lives past the falling wall is answered possibly unknowingly by Christopher in the interview. Does anyone else notice this?

    • Anthony

      I was actually answered before this. Remember the King Cat chapter? Roran was there

    • Loren Frye

      i did notice that myself indeed. but if you truly thought roran would die so soon probably not smart thinking…unless maybe this is the so called mission because i think its to be believed that inheritance is a time after brisingr

    • We’ve known Roran doesn’t die for a while. As mentioned below, he’s in King Cat, which takes place after Into the Breach.

  • Deb M

    Maybe the new creature to show up is similar to a snail.

    So there’s nanotech in Alagaesia?  I bet Angela could find it, use it to make contact with extraAlagaseians, hitch a ride into space, and BAM!  New sci fi series starring Angela!

    • I love reading!!

      I would totally read that!!!

  • Jordan25631

    Nasusada= least favoriter character for everyone.<—–Aka galby makes nasusada eat snails!
    My theroy-:)

  • Yeah

    Happiest day of my life… you know until tuesday. Thanks guys.

  • Cory Knoll

    Snails- Eragon finally defeats Galbatorix, but without an adventure and a war to spearhead he decides to enroll in a French culinary institute and perfects his Escargot recipe to the point were he lives a successful life as a chef in Gilead… and Saphira makes a pretty damn good flambe’, as well.

    • Cory Knoll

      *duck flambe’

      • THEJOKER

        shade flambe

        • Cory Knoll

          That too.

    • Denmark111

      Why Gilead?

      • Cory Knoll

        *shrugs* Why not?

  • Yamatodragon1978

     Hah.
    I remember one of my friends saying “All work and no play makes Jack go crazy.”

    • THEJOKER

      Maybe that’s what happened to me ‘All work and no play makes JOKER insane’

  • Inheritance

    come to australia !!!

  • Laurelleaf9

    “A sloppy body is a sloppy mind.” -Mr. Oberlander (Obe)
    true for paying attention in class.

  • Ryouzen

    For me, ever since the begining, i’ve always always pictured Liam Neeson as Brom.  Like, think Qui-Gon Jinn from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.  So yeah.
    LIAM NEESON = BROM!

  • Woah woah woah. Lies from the mouth of an author himself! He said in previous Shurtugal interviews that their would be chapters from Murtaugh and Thorns point of view!!!!!! He lies!!!!!

    • Things change when writing a big book!

      • I know… I just wanted a good discription of Thorns thoughts. A description of how his voice sounds. Conversations and thoughts between Thorn and Murtaugh that would share insight to there mindset. Other than the green dragon and rider, that was what I was most excited for in book four.

    • Cory Knoll

      You’d have to show us the actual interview, because I’m pretty sure he refused to reveal any information on point of views from any of the characters beside Eragon and Roran. I don’t think he ever confirmed or denied it.

      • Its in “things we know about book 4.”

        • Cory Knoll

          Well that’s actually a summary of things revealed in interviews, but it IS filtered through a third party, so there are bound to be misinformation from misinterpretation. I know of one for sure, myself. So, just saying, it may not have been said by CP that that would happen but somebody mistook him as saying/meaning so.

      • I take that back. I remember it used to be in the “Things we know about Book 4” before the release date was confirmed and comicon and everything.

    • Anonymous

      No he said he would neither going to confirm or deny that fact.

  • Valbrandr9

    Okay, so Christopher made a point of saying that dragons’ eldunarya grow with their body – could the Rock of Kuthian be the eldunari of the an ancient dragon named Kuthian?

    • Inheritance

      wow love the idea but that would need to be a big dragon

      • The Green dragon

        unless the rock is really small. but then if you remember what solembum said, which was “when all seems lost goto the rock of kuthian and speak your name to open the vault of souls” so it would seem that the rock of kuthain has the VOF inside of it.

        • THEJOKER

          VOF? Vault of Foals?

          • The Green dragon

            vault of facts!! joed will go there and be happy forever:)

  • Way to Go

    Just so you know, Paolini told the Washington Post that the replica sword of Zar’oc that ya’ll got him was the best birthday gift he’s ever gotten: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/meet-christopher-paolini/2011/10/25/gIQAZdQ7lM_story.html

    • Very cool. That was one hell of a project I spearheaded, definitely one of the coolest I’ve worked on.

  • Chirs_is-da_bomb

    Chris barely talked and he is the best

    • He definitely isn’t the best, but yeah, he hardly talked. I think he was shy. Meanwhile, I never shut up! 🙂

      • THEJOKER

        Yeah, we know you never shut up Mike. That’s one reason we sorta kinda like you in a roundabout (and in my case psychotic) way. You tell us bunches of details!!!!! 🙂

      • Alexis

        But we still love ya! (Chris is still the best)

  • Arya<3

    Tengo celos a la gente que ya lo tiene!!

  • Raelynn

    can someone help me??? When I try to listen to the podcast, even on Itunes, It tells me that the connection with shurtugal timed out.. Any advice

  • By the way, listening to this episode I was very disappointed in the three hosts for their lack of knowledge of Star Trek.

    • Cory Knoll

      How can ANYONE who calls himself a geek not know what the Kobiyashi Maru is!?

      • Fairth

        I know what it is, I just didn’t know that was it’s name.  And so, I keep some of my geek pride.

      • THEJOKER

        I’m NOT a Geek, I’m a Psycotic-Geek (not to be confused with Psyco-Greek

    • The Green dragon

      i know!!!! even i have only seen the new movie and still knew it.

    • I’m sorry, I don’t watch bad scifi shows. I only watch Doctor Who, and that is the very opposite of bad scifi.

      • THEJOKER

        Sure it is (psyco-sarcasm), but if you don’t watch Star Trek you’re not a good judge of good vs bad sci-fi

      • Anonymous

        Boooooooo mike, theres nothing wrong with star trek!!! lol

      • E.

        What about Star Wars, Mike? It’s awesome!

        • Ugh, I’ve tried with him…he’s hopeless.

      • Lil Uhura

        Heresy!!  How can one call themselves geeks and Not worship at the altar of Gene Roddenberry??

        BTW, I totally agree about Doctor Who.

  • Sarcasm

    Wait a minute.   Twilight was written by an adult?  ….. =)

  • The Green dragon

    now i finally hve the podcast:-)!!!!!!

  • Chelsea Swavely

    so how do i send you the “secret words” so i can enter in the contest?

    • Denmark111

      I will come, just stay tuned on Shurtugal.com

  • The Green dragon

    ahh its taking forever to download using my dads galaxy tab to download(our internet is out so i had to resort to use this)

    • Guest

      you up in new england?

      • The Green dragon

        nerp. alabama. but before the sterotypes begin i want everybody to know that i only just moved here from new york about two years ago so i dont qualify as a hick.

        • Denmark111

          I’m from Denmark. What kind of stereotype does that make me?

          • THEJOKER

            Psychotic

          • Denmark111

            That comment deserves a like. But may I ask why you have come to that conclusion? 🙂

          • THEJOKER

            BECAUSE EVERYONE’S PSYCHO, HA HA HA 

          • The Green dragon

            i think it makes you denmarkish.

          • elle

            Because everyone but me is psychotic.

        • THEJOKER

          too late. hmm alabama, that makes you {Psycotic}

  • Valbrandr

    Woohoo! Listening now. Thanks to the Shurtugal staff for setting this up!

  • Raelynn

    It’s not showing up for me either! 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • Cory Knoll

    BTW, I haven’t listened to the end yet, so I don’t know if Mike explains it all, but in case not, what do we do with all 20 sweepstakes words now that we have them?

    • The Green dragon

      there will be a page to enter them in a couple of weeks.

      • Cory Knoll

        Oh, ok. Thanks, Green Dragon.

    • Soon after book 4 releases there will be a form posted on the website for everyone to enter. You shouldn’t have to wait too long for it!

      It’ll be posted prominently on the site!

  • The Green dragon

    yay i can see it now!!!

  • The Green dragon

    It’s not showing up:( 🙁

    • ??

      • The Green dragon

        its aight i can see it now:-)

        • Raelynn

          how did you get it??? I still cant hear it, and I’ve been waiting like 10 min.

  • Cory Knoll

    Wow! Last one! And 106 minutes! Thanks Bob!

  • Konungr1

    No release party at my local Barnes & Noble.  I’m very disappointed.

    • Think that’s bad? I don’t have a local bookstore. I have to drive to NYC to get the book…

      • The Green dragon

        where do you live?????

        • Cory Knoll

          Hopefully in driving distance of NYC, haha. And Bob, I would never complain about having to go to NYC, definitely not if I could just drive there. I’ve only been once (this summer actually) but I loved it there.

        • 2 hours away, I’m in South Jersey!

  • Emily L.

    OMG! ITS HERE!!!!

  • The Green dragon

    yay!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Bob, I <3 you. I am a male. No I am not gay.

  • Anonymous

    Bob, I <3 you. I am a male. No, I am not gay.

    • THEJOKER

      wwwwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooooooo (sinister music playing in background) cccccrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeepppppppppyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Coasterking

    downloading now and first coment boo yeah

    • It’s a great episode, really keeps your attention!

    • Denmark111

      Not!

  • becky l

    yay!!!