Today is ERAGON DAY! Celebrate the true 10th anniversary of the publication of Eragon with us! #Eragon10th

eragondayTen years ago today — August 26th, 2003 — ERAGON was officially published by Random House Children’s Books. Eragon was Christopher Paolini’s first novel, and although it wasn’t the first time the book was released (Eragon was originally self-published by Christopher and his family), it was the first time that the book debuted in an edited form, complete with the iconic John Jude Palencar painting of Saphira!

Fast forward ten years and Eragon, along with the rest of the books in the Inheritance Cycle, have gone on to sell over 40 million copies world wide. The book was also adapted into a major motion picture and published in 125 countries in 49 languages.

On behalf of Shur’tugal and the entire Inheritance Cycle community, we’d like to wish Christopher, his family, and the entire “Eragon team” at Random House a huge congratulations for their hard work, dedication, creativity, and their unwavering commitment to the fans and this great community for the past ten years! Here’s to a great second decade!

10thAnniversaryCoverTo mark the occasion, we’re giving away a signed copy of the 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of Eragon! To enter the giveaway, simply be a resident of North America (sorry, international fans) and follow the directions below. Every fan will automatically receive one entry by entering via email below, with the option to gain additional entries into the raffle by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and tweeting about Shur’tugal being back! (If you’ve already “Liked” us on Facebook and “followed” us on Twitter, be sure to click those options in the giveaway boxes so that you still receive your bonus entries!)

Enter quick, as the giveaway is set to close at August 30th at 11:59pm EST!

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Our winner will be announced in this post on August 31st!

  • Shadowhunter

    I love this books, I actually have Inheritance in both english and spanish versions. Maybe this time the contest wasn’t for Europe but here on Latin America we never have that kind of oportunities.

  • EnoughAlready

    Whine, whine, whine. That’s all you foreigners ever do when it comes to contests. “It’s not fair that you don’t include people from Europe! We’re fans too!” There have been times I’ve really wanted to enter something that excludes U.S. residents, but I don’t sit there whining about it. I just say, “Well, maybe some other time,” and go about my business. All you do is appear pathetic and entitled when you post all these complaints. Get a life, people.

  • GreatWhiteNorth

    Thank you for including Canada in this one 🙂

  • Taz

    You just don’t care for people not living in the US. You messed up the notification of the international tour last year and every single competition or give away is only for north America.

    is it that hard to pay for international shipping costs?

    • Esteban Flores

      It’s not hard, is it so easy that even do it for free

    • This is a silly conspiracy theory. Why would we hate international fans? There are limits on what we can do with contests, and there are limited budgets. I cannot shell out $25-30 per book, which is what it costs to ship overseas. I do not make any money off of Shur’tugal, and all of our ad revenue pays for these servers.

      I’m working hard to find international publishers willing to support international contests, but until then, insinuating that I hate international fans is just silly.

      • annonymous

        you can add a clause stating that if a fan that lives outside the US wins the contest, he/she can either pay the shipping or return the price, in which case a new winner will be selected

  • Nici Davis

    Pthh all you weak willed fans! I’ve read the first three books at least fifty times!

  • sanjosé juliana

    grande fan depuis l première eragn et saphira me manque hate d’avoir une suite je vous adore merci d’avoir ce hef d’oeuvre

  • Dan Czarnecki

    This was such an amazing series. I’ve read the final book, Inheritance, at least 2 times now. It was just that good. I may have to reread the whole series again sometime.

  • SzikraTheDragon

    No EU? :c Meep

  • Craig Hewitt

    Other fans are saying it, its getting annoying that its only US residents. I think there should be an option to allow other fans in other countries, E.G. UK, to pay the postge if you can’t manage.

  • Jeanne Wright Perkin

    Love this series…Re-read them every 6 months or so…

  • Maddie Howard

    I understand that due to postage and whatnot, it’s a pain sending over seas, but it is a little heart breaking being left out. We should at least be given the choice to cover the postage ourselves, I think 🙂

  • An angry fan

    I am getting sick and tired of only US / North America based giveaway’s. The past three were also US / North America based!
    There are fans in other parts of the world, do something for them too!