It’s no secret that Christopher will write another book set in the Inheritance Cycle universe. We’ve talked about it in past interviews, articles, and we even have a page dedicated to it – “Book 5 and Beyond“. He recently answered even more fan questions about the topic, and this article is the second in a two part series where we reveal new Book 5 questions and answers!
Our first article discussed how Book 5 will work, hints at the plot and who the next bad guy might be, and answers the big relationship questions… Eragon/Arya and Murtagh/Nasuada?!
Today’s article answers burning questions about the future of Murtagh, Roran, Angela, Tenga, Elva, and more! Plus, Christopher hints at the loose ends and lingering questions from Inheritance that he plans to answer!
Christopher shed some light on Roran and other characters, revealing which old characters we can expect to see join the new players:
@Cjb3839: Do we get more of Roran and Murtagh in Book 5?
Christopher: Heh. I’ll take it under consideration.
@MaryGryff: Will Roran take an important place in the reconstruction of Alagaësia?
Christopher: Of course. As Lord of Palancar Valley.
@NarcysDope: Will we find out more about Angela’s master [Tenga] and the possible idea that there is another race of humanoids out there?
@RaeBode19: Does Elva have anything to do with Eragon after the happenings in Inheritance?
Christopher: No comment. 😀
And it looks like Book 5 may be the story in which we see more of Wolf-Eyes and Bladesinger:
@ChagartyNZ: Who was the woman blessed at Angela’s request?
Christopher: The subject of another story.
Were the women Eragon encountered and blessed during Brisingr present in the battle of Uru’baen?
Christopher: Yes, the women called Wolf-Eyes and Bladesinger helped Roran in Uru’baen. They will reappear in a future story.
And some Riders might be joining Eragon, Arya, and Murtagh’s ranks… and they won’t be human or elves!
@Studdlylxuis: Any dwarf or Urgal Riders going to be introduced in Book 5?
Christopher: Maaaybe. 😀
He also shared some information on future story content, but never specifically states that we’ll see any of it in Book 5. It’s a safe bet that more than a few of these goodies will be featured in the next book:
@EStewart_23: Will we ever find out what the seven words were that Brom whispered to Eragon before he died?
@Tflynn: Will we ever find out about the new land Eragon sails off to? What about the Grey Folk?
Christopher: Yes and yes. 🙂
@JudgeThyNot: Will we ever find out what the Menoa Tree took from Eragon?
@Luisjimeneez: When are we going to know the names of the remaining Foresworn?
@Ras2193: Does the land the humans and Ra’zac came from have a name?
Christopher: Of course! (Not that I’m going to say it here. 😀
@CainTrain_19: Can you give us more details about the lands the humans first came from and why they left?
Christopher: It’s something I’m saving for future books. 🙂
It isn’t a plot synopsis or excerpt, but it’s something! Christopher has been relatively silent on his future plans for Alagaësia since releasing Inheritance, but his recent answers may signal a change in his “No Comment” policy (we doubt it).
Christopher is hard at work on his current project, a sci-fi novel, but we haven’t heard what his next project will be. Book 5? A dwarven opera? Time will tell!
If you haven’t already, be sure to read the first part of our series which discussed how Book 5 will work, hints at the plot and who the next bad guy might be, and answers the big relationship questions… Eragon/Arya and Murtagh/Nasuada?!
Now we ask: Which revelation from above is your favorite? Do you have any theories based off of the information Christopher teased us with? Let us know in the comments!