Inheritance Cycle readers have been clamoring for years for a graphic novel adaptation of the series, and thanks to one talented fan, we’re able to read the entire prologue in comic/graphic novel form!
As the opening to the series, “Shade of Fear” has stuck with many of us as one of the best scenes in the entire Cycle. The pivotal moment sets the events of Eragon’s rise and Galbatorix’s demise in motion, encouraging a dormant Saphira to finally hatch and a worthy savior to arise from an unlikely village.
The ten page black-and-white comic demonstrates the Inheritance Cycle’s promising potential in graphic novel form. With the recently-released Official Eragon Coloring Book so well received, we’re already excited with what can be done when a talented artist faithfully adapts Christopher Paolini’s rich and diverse world.
Wind howled through the night, carrying a scent that would change the world.
Without further ado, Eragon’s “Shade of Fear” by artist Maru Exposito:
The comic was illustrated by Maru Exposito, an artist who has her own ongoing comic, Windy Lightning, the first chapter in the Believe in Fake Magic saga. You can read the first chapter of her comic and see more of her artwork on her website, MaruExposito.com!
What Inheritance Cycle chapter would you like to see illustrated? Would you like to see the entire Inheritance Cycle as a graphic novel? Let us know in the comments!