It’s a busy year for Inheritance Cycle fans! The World of Eragon is expanding with a new book, the Fractalverse is growing with a prequel, and the Eragon Disney+ television show is rolling along. Today we’re taking a look at exactly what’s ahead for Paolini fans:
April 25: Repackaged Inheritance Cycle with excerpt from Murtagh
Random House will be releasing slightly altered paperback editions of the Cycle, with the same covers and new cover font. Additionally, the books will contain an excerpt from Murtagh and the publisher has teased additional “bonus in-world content,” although we don’t currently have any details on what that content will be.
April 25: Books-a-Million Eragon Special Edition
This Special Edition of Eragon features a cover previously only available with the 10th anniversary edition of Eragon (released in 2013). It includes an essay from Christopher. Pre-order now!
May 16: Fractal Noise
Christopher’s scifi prequel is set to expand the Fractalverse and readers are in for a ride! This time, we’re headed to the past – twenty-three years before the events of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars – in what promises to be a tense thriller about first contact.
May: Fractal Noise book tour
No details have been announced, but Christopher has confirmed that he’ll be touring in-person to promote the scifi prequel
May: Books-a-Million Summer Reading Program Ambassador
Christopher has announced that he’ll be an ambassador for Books-a-Million’s summer reading program, which will include an in-store event in Texas. Additional details have yet to be revealed.
August 22: B&N Edition of Eragon
This paperback edition features blue dyed edges and includes a sneak peek of Murtagh and a special letter from Christopher! Pre-order today!
Murtagh: This will be a full-length stand-alone novel that picks up one year after the events of the Inheritance Cycle and builds on the story of the original series, giving the fan-favorite character a book of his own! Learn more about Murtagh here!
Eragon Illustrated Edition: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book that started it all, a dazzling oversized edition with brand-new full-color illustrations throughout will be released! Eragon is brought to life in an entirely new way through Sidharth Chaturvedi’s brilliant illustrations that accompany the complete original text. Learn more about the Illustrated Edition here!
November: Murtagh book tour
No details have been announced, but Christopher has confirmed that he’ll be touring in-person to promote the new book.
Sometime This Year
Last year, Christopher Paolini and Disney announced that the company would be adapting Eragon as a television show on its Disney+ streaming platform! News has been scarce as the show goes through the early pre-production motions, but we’ll surely hear more in the months to come! Learn everything we know about the Eragon TV show here!
Print edition of Unity
Originally released as an interactive adventure, this exciting story of murder and intrigue aboard the Unity space station (set in the Fractalverse) will be released in print. Additional details have yet to be announced, but Christopher has stated that this will be released sometime in 2023.