Last Week on A new deleted scene from ‘Inheritance,’ art prints, writing advice, and more!

last week headerThis was an exciting week on, the Paolini family’s official website – in fact, some fans would argue that it was the most exciting week to date! Why so exciting? For the first time since the Deluxe Edition of Inheritance, Christopher has released a new piece of writing from the Inheritance universe! A new deleted scene from Inheritance, “The Swordsman,” was released exclusively through the Paolini newsletter on Saturday and posted on their blog for all fans to access on Monday. Christopher also released a series of writing tips, Talita Paolini released an article in the Washington Post, new Inheritance art prints were announced, and a “Community Highlights” post featured the best of the community’s creativity.

Here’s a summary of this past week’s content:

Deleted scene from Inheritance: “The Swordsman” – A new deleted scene from Inheritance was released! The scene introduces us to a new character: Daras Guildward, second son of Thelmund Guildsward, Lord of Fellworth Manor, and takes place during the Battle of Belatona.

“Thoughts on Writing: Odds and Ends” – Just in time for writers pariticpating in NaNoWriMo, Christopher has released an article filled with various thoughts and advice on writing!

Talita’s Washington Post – Talita Paolini, Christopher’s mother, released an article on the Washington Post’s website discussing homeschooling Christopher and his sister Angela.

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“Community Highlights” – The Inheritance community’s creations and creativity shine in this new article rounding up the best content from the community, including pumpkin carvings, dragon eggs, tattoos, and more!

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: Scrying, Telepathy, and Other Information” – In an exciting new question and answers session, Christopher pulls back the veil on spells, scrying, telepathy, and much more!

“Christopher Discusses Dragons, Their Mythology, and the Inheritance Cycle” – In this article from Christopher, the author discusses dragons, their mythology, and incorporating them as the focal point in the Inheritance Cycle.

“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!

“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!

“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!

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.