Inheritance Dexlue Edition and Contents Officially Announced! New Art, Posters, and Content!

Random House and Christopher Paolini have officially announced the release of the Inheritance Deluxe Edition, following in the footsteps of Deluxe Edition releases for Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr! Random House’s announcement goes on to announce the release of Inheritance in paperback, as well as a four-book paperback boxed set!

Set to release in North America on October 23rd, 2012, the Deluxe Edition will include a host of new content including new story additions and artwork by Christopher Paolini. The contents are as follows:

  • Gorgeous never-before-seen artwork by Christopher Paolini
  • An exclusive, full-color foldout poster by John Jude Palencar (series illustrator)
  • A letter from Jeod, one of Eragon’s confidants, summarizing life after the finale of the series (written by Christopher Paolini)
  • A letter from Christopher to fans reflecting on the series
  • A new never-before-published scene included within the text

The press release also mentions that Christopher will participate in national publicity events for the release, although these events have yet to be announced. We’ll be sure to post any event information as it releases!

Also included with the Deluxe Edition news was the announcement of the release Inheritance in paperback! The book’s cover will reflect last year’s cover changes, which feature a zoomed-in full-cover version of John Jude Palencar’s dragon artwork. The series will also be available in a four book paperback boxed set.


    I just finished reading the Inheritence series!
    SO GOOD! I finished all four books in three days! 🙂
    Can’t wait for this to come out

  • Coaster

    I hope the post-Inheritance content includes the “unnamed shadow” character mentioned in the guide to the series, as well as the fates of M&T! And content revealing more of Angela’s past would be nice…

  • Coaster

    I CAN’T WAIT!!! By the way, are the deluxe editions for the first three still available?

    About the new cover…I like the old ones better, because the solid field of color around the portraits makes them look more like paintings, and the titles’ position in the “frame” of each portrait doesn’t interfere with the long years of work put into each painting. (Okay, maybe “years” is an exaggeration, but you get the point.) I’m certain other fans agree…It would be better to transfer the original slipcover design onto the actual cover.

    • KikiGurl720

      What do you mean about your second paragraph??

  • Creeper bros

     can not wait for the extra content like Jeods letter and the new scene

  • Crazy Inheritance Fan

    Awesome looking forward! Hey Mike, any timeline/estimate for that interview with our questions? Thanks

  • Matt

    Hope it’s a painting of Shruikan be John Jude Palencar

    • KikiGurl720

      That’d be cool! I want one of Firnen though!! Adorable dragon and out off all the others, the cutest!

  • BromxD

    I’ve got the guestion for Christopher Paolini. Will you answer for our guestion which we have writen a long time ago? Will be the new edition of the movie ” Eragon” ?( sorry for my english) ;))

  • Vrael

    i know this may not be the best place to ask this but i recently read that supposedly CP won back the movie rights for the inheritance after such a botch job was done with eragon and i’m wondering if anyone can confirm this for me would be much appreciated 😀

  • EternalShade

    What happened to shurtugal fan fiction?

  • Mthenuwara

    Hey,,why don’t they try to continue the inheritance cycle by writing the fifth book,other than trying to republish the same books in different covers,,,,

  • JJ S

    Any chance of us every seeing the interview?

    • JJ_S


  • Brandon Scott Higgins

    I have a question for Christopher Paolini, how did the people of Aligeasa summon the Dragon Riders to their aid when they needed them? Did they speed dial them on the cell phone? This is a serious question. (Not the cell phone part, that’s a funny joke.

    • I think the leaders of each race would have an enchanted mirror to contact the Riders when needed.  Also, it was stated in Inheritance that Rulers would come to Vroengard to petition the Riders.

      • Biostars

        I thought that Doru Araeba was going to stay abandoned!
        PS: This is the same person as “Coaster”

        • Coaster

          Ack!!! Why didn’t they record the new moniker I put in?!?

  • that one guy

    When will the deluxe edition be released in the U.S.?

    • Brandon Scott Higgins

      October 22nd, 2012

      • KikiGurl720

        October 23, 2012
        (although I really wish it was a day earlier)

  • Hey Mike, When will we get to see the Inheritance Questions & Answers from Shurtugal and Christopher Paolini?

  • Yes! I’ve been waiting to get the eBook version! The Deluxe Edition is now preordered on my Nook! Not sure how much the story will benefit from this, unfortunately. The Brisingr Deluxe Edition was a bit lackluster, and it seemed like a cheap shot for some cash.

  • Arya<3

    I miss the days in the summer when everyone could feel the excitement and every day a new spoiler, hint, or trailer would increase our sentiments. Now Inheritance is out and we must wait for the deluxe edition because there is nothing left to hope for 🙁

    • EternalShade

      Theres still book 5!

      • IronEagle

        Thank God for that!

      • IronEagle

        Thank God for that!

  • Speedsk8

    do we know how much the deluxe edition will be? I really want to see the new stuff, but I don’t know whether it will be worth it or not.

    • KikiGurl720

      The Deluxe Edition off INHERITANCE will be $29.99 US, although pre-ordering it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble website is cheaper. Less than $20.00 US!
      You can get this information by going to the search bar in either of these websites, and typing in “Inheritance Deluxe Edition”. Hope this helped!

  • Laksanabaskaran

    Yes! ^^ I am soo excited right now!
    But will it be released in Sweden..? If not, how can I buy it?

    • ara – It’ll be in english though of course, but I guess that won’t be a problem

  • Burzghash

    is there any chance that shurtugal will be doing that book four podcast series?

  • Sajjad

    can they come out with a Deluxe Boxed Set?

    •  I don’t think they print Eragon or Eldest in DE versions anymore. It’s definitely something for me to inquire about though.

    • EragonSaphira

      I would be interested in one of those

  • Seth

    Just another reason i love Christopher Paolini so much.

  • Just ordered mine! 🙂 Thanks for the heads up Mike

  • Aniita


    •  Sadly I don’t have any contact with the publishers in Argentina, so I’m not sure. Sorry!

  • Caroline

    I just squealed… I’m REALLY excited for this. Definitely going to go and read through the extra content in Barnes & Noble when it comes out. 

  • bromandsaphira

    Are we going to have a book 4 podcast? and what happened to the 20 word contest? No pressure, I’m only wondering 🙂

    •  Yes, soon.

      • Hopefully, I’ve been dying to hear Chris groaning because *spoiler alert* Nasuada lived and became queen ^_^

  • bromandsaphira

    if we don’t buy this special edition, is their anyway we could see the exclusive content online or…?

    •  Nope.

    • Well, no, but the eBook (which is significantly cheaper) will be on sale.

  • Drewrocks1234567890

    Omg when is he going to write a new series but still within Alagaesia??!!??!!??!!??!! WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHENNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

    •  He’s taking a break and writing books outside of Alagaesia before returning.

  • I may just have to buy that… I mean, just for all the extra stuff it’s more than worth it. I wonder how much it will cost and what the UK release date is?

    • It’s being listed for $29.99 in the USA, but that’s pre-discount. Amazon and other retailers will probably mark it down to under $20. Just my guess.

  • Korra

    I am really looking foward to this! I can’t wait for Jeod’s letter!

  • I’m most excited for Joed’s letter.  Ever since the end of the series I’ve been coming up with my own version to fill in the void.  Now we can finally see what’s really taking place in Alagaesia. 

  • Aidan Bracher

    YES!! When will it be released in the UK?

  • Oh my goodness. OMG. This just got me into the mood of inheritance again 😀 I’ll have to reread the series once I’m done rereading The Hunger Games trilogy. I might not have time to pick up the deluxe edition but I’ll check it out whenever I can to have a good look at the new content. I’m guessing that artwork is Shruikan… I gosh I hope so.