Last Week on Returning to Alagaësia, stories that inspired the Inheritance Cycle, writing tips, and more!

It’s hard to believe that we’re already at the end of the fifth week of! The Paolini family opened with a “bang”, releasing over twelve new articles in addition to over a dozen articles and pages on the website at its launch. This week saw the release of two new educational articles, a video from Christopher discussing when he’ll return to the world of Alagaesia, and a new article exploring various works that helped inspire the Inheritance Cycle. Here’s a summary of this past week’s content:

“Christopher Discusses When He’ll Return to the World of Alagaësia” – Christopher discusses the most common question of all: When will he return to Alagaësia? The video sheds some light on Christopher’s recent projects, his insane amount of planned Alagaësia books, and more. This is a must-watch for any Inheritance fan!

“Stories That Inspired the Inheritance Cycle: Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher” – This article introduces readers to a story that had a tremendous impact on Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle. Learn how this book inspired Christopher and find a new book to enjoy!

“The Early Years: Tips for Teaching Reading and Writing from Infancy through Grade 1” – Parents of young children and homeschoolers may find this new educational article from Talita Paolini to be handy!

“Fifty Writing Prompts for Students” – Homeschoolers and parents alike can find lots of great writing ideas in this educational article.

The past few weeks have been just as exciting, with all kinds of new content hitting the site’s blog and available on the website at its launch. We don’t want you to miss any of it, so here are some of the highlights:

“Q&As with Christopher: Angela, Glaedr, and Other Burning Questions” – “Q&As with Christopher” is a new ongoing series offering the community a chance to have popular questions answered by Christopher. This week, the author addressed Angela, what the Menoa Tree took from Eragon, Eragon’s true name, Glaedr’s body, and more!

“Christopher recommends: The Worm Ouroboros, Titus Groan, and the Mabinogion Tetralogy” – In this article, the first of an ongoing series, Christopher discusses some of his favorites and what makes them special. The books are fantastic reads and can be enjoyed by anyone looking for recommendations from one of their favorite authors!

“Talita Paolini Shares How to Improve Your Writing Skills” – This is a must-read for any aspiring writer looking to improve their writing skills. Even better – it’s a great way to get some new techniques into your writing style ahead of November’s NaNoWriMo!

“The Paolini Family’s September Favorites” – This article is a treasure trove of new books, movies, television shows, and video games to get your hands on! The Paolinis contributed their current favorites and great recommendations for visitors who enjoy all different media types. From Miyazaki films to Xbox 360 games, an anime version of The Count of Monte Cristo, web comics, and more, you won’t be disappointed!

“Behind the Naming Process of Some of the Inheritance Cycle’s Memorable Characters and Locations” – Readers are given a behind-the-scenes look at the “secrets” and inspirations behind some of Alagaesia’s most memorable character and location names in this interesting blog post!

Christopher’s Art Desk: The Process Behind the Illustration of Aren, Brom’s Ring – Readers are given a behind-the-scenes look at the process behind illustrating Aren, Brom’s ring! The article includes never-before-seen sketches, references, and more.

As always, three new articles will be hitting over the course of the next week. We encourage you to explore all of the great content offered on! Additionally, you can follow @PaoliniOfficial on Twitter and “Like” the Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

  • michael

    I’m not getting anything in my gmail from the blog like I’m supposed to, except for the suscription confirmation.

    • When did you subscribe? There’s only been one newsletter and it went out last Saturday, Oct. 11. If you subscribed after that, you won’t receive anything until the next newsletter (other than a confirmation email).

      • michael

        I thought 12 newsletters had been sent since then!