Christopher Paolini’s return to Algaësia is out now! The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm – Tales from Alagaësia (Volume 1: Eragon) is the author’s first foray into the world of Alagaësia since the release of Inheritance in 2011. And boy is it one heck of a return!
The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm is a collection of three short stories interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own adventures:
A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.
It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.
This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist… penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself!
This is no small book – available in hardcover, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm is 288 pages long, a little over half the length of Eragon.
United States Book Tour
Christopher will be embarking on a book tour later this month. The kick-off event will be in NYC on January 23rd, with further stops in VA, IL, GA, FL, CA, AZ, TX, TN. Visit our Book Tours and Events page for details.
International Releases and Tour
The book has already been released in North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and India. South Africa (1/11/19) and Spain (2/21/19) are the only international countries with official release dates. Additional countries are confirmed to be releasing the book but have no specific release date available, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Russia. Keep an eye on our main Fork/Witch/Worm page for updates as we receive them.
Christopher will be embarking on a tour in Europe and the UK this spring. No additional details are available at this time, but keep an eye on our our Book Tours and Events page for updates.
This Isn’t Book 5
This new addition to Alagaësia is not the Book 5 Christopher Paolini has stated he plans to write. Head over to our Book 5 page to find out everything we know about the book!