A Guide to Companion Guides: The official companion guides of the Inheritance Cycle, including ‘Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia’ and ‘The Inheritance Almanac’

eragonsguideheaderpostMany fans clamor for more Inheritance, clinging to the hope that Christopher Paolini will get to writing a potential “Book 5” sooner rather than later. Surprisingly, many of these fans are unaware of two official companion guides released by Christopher and Random House which add to and enhance the experience readers can get from the Inheritance Cycle. Both books offer new and exciting content and art and make a great addition to the stories we learn in Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance, and can help tide us over while we wait for more books!

These two books are Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia and The Inheritance Almanac, the only official companion guides to the Inheritance Cycle. These books were written by Christopher Paolini and Mike Macauley (owner of Shur’tugal) respectively, and offer a companion experience to the Inheritance Cycle:

  • Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia is an art-heavy guide to the world of Alagaesia written in Eragon’s voice. The book aims to provide new Riders with the information they’ll need to become strong and wise as they continue to train with their new dragon. Visit our official Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia page to learn more.
  • The Inheritance Almanac is an A to Z guide to the world of Alagaesia, compiling every piece of cannon (or information) from the Inheritance Cycle books, dozens of interviews, and exclusive insights into one easy-to-read encyclopedia. It’s a guide you’ll want by your side as you venture through the world of Inheritance! Visit our official The Inheritance Almanac page to learn more.

Both books have their own pages on Shur’tugal — Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia and The Inheritance Almanac — where you can learn more about the books and their contents, as well as have an opportunity to purchase the books at a discount! If you’re longing for more Inheritance to fill the void while we wait for possible future books, these are a good place to start.

  • AmberPilot

    I don’t think these books are that good. Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia doesn’t have correct cannonical information even though it is considered cannon. Also, it spends too many pages focusing on the elves and not the other Races.

    The Inheritance Almanac doesn’t have any updated information from book four.

    Will they get a release with corrected or updated information?

  • fan

    awesome books christopher paolini

  • stroodle910

    I love these books!