Eragon and Arya were originally going to leave together – and their relationship could still happen!

To celebrate the most love-filled holiday of the year, we’re looking back to a relationship many of wish had happened… but ultimately didn’t: Eragon and Arya!

It was the big question throughout the series, and a large focus for fans in the lead-up to Inheritance. Would our fan-favorite couple and two of the series’ lead characters end up (finally) getting together?

Well, no. Not at the end of Inheritance, anyway. However, Christopher wasn’t always planning to end it that way. In fact, the pair were originally going to leave Alagaësia together, giving them more time to explore a potential relationship!

“Originally, Eragon and Arya were going to leave together, so figuring out how to still have them on the ship, as in Eragon’s dream, took a bit of fancy footwork. It all worked out in the end, though. Literally.”

It’s far from the end for the two would-be lovebirds, though. Christopher has teased time and time again that their story isn’t over. It’s likely we’ll see some significant development on that front in Book 5 and beyond!

“The thing to keep in mind is that though the series is over, Eragon and Arya’s story will continue. They’re going to live for a very long time, and their relationship is far from over. … I have a number of other stories set within Alagaësia that I hope to write. Some of them feature main characters from the Inheritance cycle, others do not. However, I don’t think it’s giving away too much to say that we will see Eragon and Arya again at some point.” [source]

Now we ask: Were you hoping to see Eragon and Arya together?