Besides the planned Book 5 and a potential prequel, what more would you like to see?

book-5-ideasOne thing is for certain: some day, we’ll see Book 5. This fifth book, the first in a standalone series Christopher has had planned for years, will feature old and new characters and will take place after the events of Inheritance.

Christopher let us know that he’s woven multiple plot threads throughout the Inheritance Cycle that will lead to and potentially be resolved in Book 5. It’s also highly likely that the mysterious characters Wolf-Eyes and Bladesinger will be a focal point of the book after their appearance in Brisingr and Inheritance. We have even more great information about Book 5 available on our “Book 5 and Beyond” page.

Christopher has also expressed interest in telling the story of the Rider’s Fall, a prequel to the Inheritance Cycle, possibly from Brom’s point of view. While it’s something he may write in the future, it won’t be the next Alagaësia book – that will be Book 5.

In a recent Twitter interview, Christopher revealed an exciting fact:

@Studdlylxuis: Are you going to write one or more books in the Inheritance Cycle?
Christopher: Heh. I have sooo many stories planned. *evil grin*

This begs the question: what other stories could the author have in store for us?!

Here’s an exciting idea to get you started:

@VZsuzska: Are you planning to write books about wild dragons?
Christopher: Not at the moment, but maybe someday!

We want to hear your theories and ideas! What books would you like to see? What characters do you want these books to focus on? What questions do you want answered? Let us know in the comments. And who knows, maybe Christopher is watching!

  • Dustin Cox

    I’d like to see a standalone series about Murtagh & Thorn’s adventures after Inheritance. They should go exploring, find the lands that humans originally came from, naturally become embroiled in some conflict there, then reunite with Eragon & the new Dragon Riders, & establish a base for the Order on that continent. Also, we need to see a Shadow Rider; i.e. a Shade who was once a Rider & whose dragon has grown extra heads & is a hydra now. Or something to that effect lol

  • Blodhgarm

    This is it

  • Blodhgarm

    Book V will be called Shruikan. It says it on CP’s website

  • Jace Hudon

    Please make book 5 start where you left off CP. You tied up all the loose ends, but now in die to know about where they go, the urgle rider, the new land’s name,what its like, where they go in the new land and a lot more. I was crying at the end and I was extremely mad when you said it would be on new and old characters. You just can’t do this to us. They still have to train the next generation of riders. If you do it on that then ill volunteer to be your editor free of charge. Please please please please please please. If you wish to contact me here’s my email. [email protected]

  • DragonRiderLP

    I would be really cool if Chris wrote some of Angela’s Adventures. :3

    • Derek Kaplan

      I know! I want to hear about Angela’s backstory!

    • Jesus Perez

      She’s one of the grey folk I tell ya :p

  • hopolopo

    Hello fellow Eragon fans! We all know how bad the movie was compared to
    the books! So why don’t you sign this petition? has opened
    it! We are almost 50k who would like a remake of Eragon including the
    three franchises!…

  • MrTwelvePips

    I really like the idea of short stories or novellas of random lore tidbits, maybe from different points in Alagaesia’s history, from the views of newish characters, or minor characters that didn’t get a lot of attention. That’s something I love about Ursula K. le Guin and George R.R. Martin.

  • A-ronius

    I would like to know what happened to the first Eragon. I can see him being a formidable foe if accidently became a shade. It would make for a compelling read.

  • Justin Diestler

    I would like to see the story of Arya and Eragon followed through. Even though he has basically won her love by the end of the series he was left to continue alone. Can he win her hand against her peoples traditions or will the loss of that love lead either of them and their dragons down down a dark path…

    • Ross Smith

      Like the way you think man!

  • firnina

    I’d like more background on some of the minor characters’ stories. For example, Cuaroc is the Slayer of the Nidhwal. Is there a story there? Maybe. Something about Vrael and Umaroth would also be really interesting. I’d also really like to get Angela’s backstory, but I doubt that’s ever going to happen in full.

    • Ross Smith

      Yeah Angela still remains 99.9% a mystery to most readers. It would be sick if we got some more background on her and how she came to win a werecats companionship

  • I want a new book that after playing 4 part. I’d prefer it sheen when there all the mysteries are solved. For example, about Angela. But it would also be great if you would know more about Eragon and Arya’s relationship. I would like to see most. Or that there is a new movie.

  • Daniel Zapata

    I want to know about fall of iders, history of Brom, and history abour Eragon, adn his rmance with Arya, and what hapend to Alagaesia after Eragon leave. Srry about my english, im from Colombia.
    Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass.

  • John Wahl

    What problems occur with thru first Urgal rider, does saphira ever find a mate.

    • ben

      dude did u even read from when saphira met firnen? if so I advice you re read and if not I advice you to just read. it might take some piecing together but the outcome is obvious. and as for the urgal rider I have no idea I suspect he would be subject to ridicule from his home village. I also wouldn’t fancy being the dragon that had to cart an urgal around all day especially if it was a kull. I know you didn’t ask but I suspect the fact that kvistor played a heavy part through a fair amount of chapters that someone related to him or another bottom dwelling dwarf will become the new rider. however a dwarf rider from the exiled dwarf clan would go a long ways as he could become a bridge to quell old hates.
      hope I helped

  • John Faubion

    Be it in book 5 or a prequel, I’d like to learn more about dragon society in general, before the riders. Just hopeful thinking on my part though, can’t wait for whatever Christopher writes next!