The Eragon Coloring Book, OUT NOW, is a stunning interpretation of Alagaësia

The Official Eragon Coloring Book hits store shelves today! We’ve released a number of articles detailing its contents, how it came together, and even showing off some of the book’s art, and today we’re excited to celebrate its release! We have two autographed copies up for a grabs at the bottom of this post!

Don’t forget that Christopher Paolini is headed on an 8 city book tour beginning today! Check our tour stop page to see if he’ll be nearby!

Share Your Art Using #ColorEragon

Fans are being encouraged to take photos of what they’ve colored and share it using the hashtag #ColorEragon on Twitter and Instagram! We’ll be featuring many contributions, including our favorites, here on Shur’tugal, as well as on the Paolini family website, Paolini.net! The feed will be permanently displayed on our Eragon Coloring Book page.

Mike’s Review

I’ve been giddy for this book ever since its announcement last year, and that excitement showed as I took less than two minutes quickly flipping through the book after the package arrived. I slowed myself down for a second flip-through, taking the time needed to truly appreciate the hard work that went into its creation, reading every excerpt and examining all forty-seven illustrations’ many details.

It’s clear that the book’s illustrator, Ciruelo Cabral, truly “gets” the world of Alagaësia and its inhabitants. Working alongside Christopher, the artist was able to meld his interpretation with how Christopher views the world and because of it, the characters I’ve pictured so vividly in my mind for more than a decade appeared on the page almost exactly as I had imagined them.

Ciruelo is famous for his portrayal of dragons and it’s no surprise why. The book gives us numerous glimpses at the series’ five main dragons and they’re breathtaking in every instance. In my opinion, some of the best illustrations in the books are ones featuring dragons. I was happy to see many of my favorite characters and scenes, and surprised by a few unexpected, but not unwanted, inclusions, such as “The Dragon Wing Runs the Boar’s Eye,” “The Grass Ship,” “Arya and Eragon Encounter Spirits,” and “Brom’s Tomb.”

I found that the excerpts featured alongside each illustration added further depth and understanding to what we were seeing. In some cases, I had forgotten the exact words of the scene, such as Murtagh and Nasuada’s exchange in “Murtagh Heals Nasuada,” and seeing it alongside such a beautiful moment brought to life gave me chills.


The only “gripes” I have (and I use the term very loosely) are the two pieces I wish had been included: aerial views of Tronjheim (although we did see this in Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia) and of one of the series’ epic and chaotic battles. It also would have been interesting to see the spirits exiting Durza’s body when he was stabbed in “Eragon Vanquishes the Shade Durza” and perhaps Saphira flying above the ship in “The Talíta.” All things considered, these are minor “nitpicks” of an otherwise flawless collection of illustrations.

The book is absolutely worth its $11.35 price tag for the illustrations alone. Even if you aren’t into coloring and never plan to do so, having these pieces of art that vividly bring our favorite characters, scenes, and locations to life is worth every penny!

Autographed Copy Giveaway [ENDED]

It wouldn’t be a book launch day without a giveaway! We raffled off two autographed copies and the lucky winners are displayed below!

Remember to take photos of what you’ve colored and share it using the hashtag #ColorEragon on Twitter and Instagram!

  • Kayla Ortiz

    So excited for everything about this!! I cannot wait to see all the races represented and the landscapes!! I AM SO EXCITED!!! (Again lols)!

  • Ashleigh

    Eagerly waiting for the results of the contest. I did submit my colouring entry on Instagram with the #ColorEragon hashtag but I also saw the widget on this page to enter multiple times so I’m not sure if we had to do both or just one or the other. I did everything just in case.

  • Katie Edwards

    I will eventually get this book. I love this series so much!

  • Lucy Cisarovska

    I started to read Eragon for the first time when I was 10 years old. I have every books from Inheritance Cycle. I have Eragon puzzle and I need this Coloring book too! But I don’t see it in stores in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Morgoth of Thardszvul

    The coloring book is awesome got it 3 days ago.

    • Morgoth of Thardszvul

      sorry, 2 days ago. I preordered it.

  • Anthony Amato

    I love looking at how he drew Cuaroc. That may be my favorite page

  • Mirage

    Sounds may be awkward, but I’m really looking forward to See the gras ship. And the werecats too! 😀

    • kayli_the_werecat44

      me too! I cannot wait for the werecats (hence my name!)

  • Jaime

    I can’t wait to see how Eragon forged Brisingr!

  • Diana

    I want to see draaaagons!

  • Shy

    I’m just excited for the dragons 🙂

  • Kent Benedict Pastolero Cabuco

    My favorite would be Brom!!!!!

  • Edina Glambert Hatvani

    M favourite would be the one with Eragon and Arya Encounter Spirits, for sure, but yeah I would’ve wanted to have one about one of the battles, too. :3

    • Morgoth of Thardszvul

      that was a cool picture. Interesting to color.

  • Zeke Boaz

    why didn’t this coloring book come out sooner, there is no other coloring book this bleeping awsome

    • Morgoth of Thardszvul

      Talk about it.

  • Angela

    No other coloring book has better dragons than this!

  • Maya Mallia

    The art looks BEAUTIFUL, can’t wait to see all of it!

  • Dylan miller

    This looks amazing

  • Eloi Moulin-Fournier

    I can’t wait to see the characters and what they look like. The clothing is I feel an exciting aspect!

  • Anaïs Jellie Cellier

    I’m really looking forward to this coloring book ! Being able to get into this universe all over again is a blessing. Most looking forward to coloring the dragons ! Glaedr, Saphira, Thorn, Firnen !!

  • Nuria Tapia Folch

    Really looking forward to color this book✨

  • Kaili Kliimask

    Most looking forward to coloring dragons!!

  • Arna

    I am so excited this has finally come out!

  • Rena Lanyon

    I hope I get one 😀

  • Adele Dohnalová

    OH .. I wish I could win once 🙂 … It would be great to have this coloring book. I am huge fan of coloring books and this one could be on top in my collection 😊.

  • Logan Fele-Slaferek

    Looking forward to adding this gem to my collection! Thanks again Shurtugal for all that you do for us fans- you don’t get nearly enough credit for how awesome you are 🙂 Good luck to everyone who entered the giveaway as well!

  • Dylan Driver

    I’m excited to see Saphira in the coloring book 🙂

  • J.Swenson

    I just got mine, and it’s amazing! I just took a glance through it, but I especially love the illustration of Cuaroc guarding the Vault of Souls and of Eragon and Saphira at Brom’s Tomb.

  • Isabella C. Yeung

    Can’t wait to see the imagined form of characters!!!

  • Elisha Ann Mepham

    So excited for this to be released, I’ve been waiting for so long!

  • Alaska

    Omg I can’t wait to have mine XD I can’t wait to see how Ciruelo drew Thorn and Firnen :d

  • Can’t wait, will be so cool to see scenes come to life in front of my eyes.

  • Julian Ceballos Yerves

    i really waited a lot for this book and it’s now here… this is amazing!!!!!

  • Andrea Burns Comer

    I was so excited to get my book today. My husband surprised me with it. The quality is outstanding. My favorite is Angela in her battle gear. I was hoping to get better views of Tronjhiem as it is my favorite location in all the books. But, I am extremely impressed with the scenes that were included.

  • AJ

    Cool giveaway

  • Mat

    Most excited to see the Alagaisian landscapes!

  • Katelyn Zwiener

    Arya and Eragon panels oh my

  • Fiddlet

    I can’t wait to see what the scenes are transcribed as 😀

  • Phoenix

    Can’t wait to see the artist’s work.

  • Natasha Thibouthot

    Eragon and Saphira Meet Oromis and Glaed OR Saphira diving into Lake Dras Leona… very hard to choose. Or a scene including Arya, Saphira, Eragon and Fírnen if there is one would be awesome 🙂

  • Jeremy Paull

    Can’t wait to see more of the artist renditions of some of my favorite scenes!!

  • Guest

    Water is hard to do well, and I love Lake Leona!

  • Joshua Williams

    Can’t wait to see who wins!!!!

  • EricWM612

    Just plain excited to see the world created by the books and my imagination from someone else’s perspective. Can’t wait to see it in-person!

  • aniki

    I love Eragon and Dragons and I LOVE coloring so I really want this coloring book!! XD

  • Ufthak, of wide eyes

    I’m excited to see all the characters!

  • Alva Löfgren

    Dragons!!!

  • Twilit Eclipse

    With all of the different peoples and individual characteristics, it will be great to finally see some definitive images.

  • Niamh

    There are so many illustrations that I am excited to see, especially the dragons. Can’t wait!

  • Gabriel Novakovski Nunes

    Awesome!! I loved the saphira going trough water illustration

    • kayli_the_werecat44

      Yea! I cannot wait to color the Whole book

  • Liv Arleth

    I love colouring books and I am rther excited to see all the different dragons.

    • kayli_the_werecat44

      Same here, I’ve wanted this coloring book since the first news of its creation!

  • Stephy

    There’s a LOT of illustrations I want to see but If I have to pick one would be…. Elva!

  • Elizabeth Tapiero

    I hope I can win the coloring book, I wanna see how Christopher imagined the characters! It would be awesome to visually see them even if it’s just in black & white!

  • Katie Hughes

    will be my first colouring book since childhood!

  • Cindy Deiss

    Christopher coming to Spokane,WA tomorrow!!!

  • Emily Koetsier

    Coloring books make the world go round.

  • katiekat641

    I’m excited to see pretty much all of it! Especially the dragons!!!

  • Abigail Mullen

    Entered, though I’m not going to hope much.

  • Dan Czarnecki

    Just entered!

  • Desiree

    Very Excited!!! 😀

  • Elayna Gidley

    I can’t wait to see the world of Alagaësia come to life in such an interactive way!

  • Lucy Cisarovska

    Can’t wait! 😍

  • Au Wo

    I am excited about the whole book, I want to see the way Christopher sees the characters in his mind besides the words. Also, I want to see Oromis +.+ and Arya <3

  • Oromis

    Very excited, hope that he will release in France !

  • Shirley Nunley

    I’m excited about this! 🙂