Author: Nolan Holley

Raise your mugs with original Brewfest drinks!

It’s that time of year, when the days shorten, the air chills and the wind swirls.  Leaves have taken on shades of flame and the harvest beckons eager farmers afield. It’s also time for Alagaësia Brewfest! This week we’ve debuted a new Inheritance community focused holiday called Brewfest, and what better way to warm the soul …

Was Vrael and Galbatorix’s sword – Islingr/Vrangr – the sword of the first Eragon? Christopher’s tweets indicate: yes!

We recently released a two part series, the “Top Ten Weapons in Alagaesia“, exploring the most powerful and moving weapons in the Inheritance Cycle. The posts spawned mass amounts of discussion. Is Brisingr really more powerful than Tinkledeath? Did Vrangr really bring about more change than Brisingr? What about Brom’s sword? However, Christopher Paolini himself spawned …

In Palancar Valley, home is where the heart is

In a small town such as Carvahall, one’s lot in life can quite often be determined by the family they are born into. Albriech and Baldor were sons of Horst the blacksmith, Katrina the daughter of the butcher Sloan, and Roran (and, to some extent, Eragon) was raised as the son of a farmer. These trades …

From Rider Swords to Ascûdgamln, Shur’tugal Presents: The Top Ten Weapons in the Inheritance Cycle: Part 1 (#6-10)

Every true fantasy hero (and villain) needs a good weapon.  Whether in a large scale battle or a duel of champions, a warrior’s chosen weapon can mean life or death.  Not only used for fighting, they can also be symbols of great power, hope and despair.  Fortunately for fans of the Inheritance Cycle, the series is …

Question: Where in the world is Angela the Herbalist? And what the heck is she?!

If there’s one topic that fans of Inheritance love to discuss, it’s the simple question of “What happens next?”.  Tune in to any given conversation regarding the conclusion of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle and there is a good chance that the chatter will find its way towards the story’s most enigmatic character: Angela the herbalist. Throughout …

The Paolini family launches Paolini.net, their official website

We are excited to announce that the Paolini family has launched Paolini.net, the official destination for all things Paolini on the web! The website has launched with several exciting pieces of content, including introductions to various parts of the website, including the Writers Corner, Educators section, and a video from Christopher discussing his new writing project, …

Catch up on months of questions and answers with our ‘Christopher Paolini Interview Recap’!

Social media is an interesting place: sometimes you’ll find useful information and updates from friends and internet personalities… while other times, you’ll find the weird, the obscure, and the downright bizarre. Social media also happens to be home to Christopher Paolini’s official Twitter account. Christopher will, on rare occasions, offer fans a fifteen minute session where …

Featured article: The Inheritance Cycle’s great “Rider War” and a comprehensive timeline of battles and conflicts

While a story of growth, friendship, adventure, and hardships, the Inheritance Cycle is also, at its core, a story of war. Named the “Rider War” by Inheritance Cycle readers, dozens of skirmishes and battles filled the pages of all four books in the series. With so many battles between races, factions, and nations, one may find …