Looking back: Deluxe Edition of Inheritance offered us the biggest glimpse at life after ‘Inheritance’ yet… plus new art!

deluxe edition postIt’s been nearly a year since the release of the Deluxe Edition of Inheritance and it seems as though some fans are still missing out on the incredible experience provided by the last of the Inheritance Cycle Deluxe Editions! Remember: like the three previous Deluxe Editions released for Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr, the Inheritance Deluxe Edition won’t be around forever!

The Deluxe Edition of Inheritance offers fans looking closure after the ending of Inheritance exactly what they want… in the form of a letter from Jeod Longshanks detailing life after Inheritance. The letter, addressed to a member of his “Order”, aims to update his companion on the current happenings and whereabouts of many of Alagaesia’s most important individuals, including Eragon and Saphira, Murtagh and Thorn, Arya and Firnen, Roran, Nasuada, the dwarven and Urgal dragon eggs, Angela, Galbatorix, and more!

In addition to the letter from Jeod, Christopher took the opportunity of a new edition of Inheritance to add new scenes to the story, as well as changing, clarifying, and expanding on several already-existing ones. These new scenes include Eragon again meeting the blind man who can see light from Brisingr, as well as Jeod and Saphira’s flight together. You can find a complete list of scene additions and changes on the Inheritance Deluxe Edition page.

To cap off the Deluxe Edition, four new drawings and paintings were included in the book alongside several fan-favorite pieces of Christopher’s artwork from previous books. The new art includes Shruikan painted by John Jude Palencar, the series’ cover artist, as well as three drawings from Christopher featuring a drawing of Brisingr, Shruikan’s eye, and Glaedr’s eye.

You can see a full list of story additions and artwork featured in the Inheritance Deluxe Edition, as well as learn how to order your own copy, on our Inheritance Deluxe Edition page!