Inheritance (Book 4) Archive

Why Eragon and Arya didn’t end up together, and why there’s still hope for their relationship, according to Christopher

One of the most controversial parts of the Inheritance Cycle was the seemingly-unresolved relationship between Eragon and Arya. The will they/won’t they relationship was core to many of Eragon’s decisions and motivators, starting with his first dream of the imprisoned woman in Eragon and ending with their heart-wrenching parting of the ways in Inheritance. Naturally, many

Relationships in the Inheritance Cycle – Which worked and what will unfold in future stories?

The Inheritance Cycle was a coming-of-age story filled with intricate threads of fleeting love, will they/won’t they moments, and broken hearts, leaving fans simultaneously swooning and crying. Since the series’ conclusion in 2011, Christopher Paolini has revealed a wealth of new information (highlighted in red) about the motives behind many of our favorite couples, their

Christopher reveals the original ending of Inheritance vs. the published ending (details)

The Inheritance Cycle came to an end in 2011, finalizing storylines we’d adventured alongside as readers for nearly a decade. But some of the events found at the end of Inheritance weren’t always intended. Christopher recently revealed his original ending for the series, including some pretty shocking character deaths. We decided to take a side-by-side look at the original/unpublished

Discuss the new deleted scene from ‘Inheritance:’ The Swordsman!

Christopher Paolini released a new deleted scene from Inheritance, “The Swordsman,” in a new Paolini family newsletter on Saturday morning. Today, Christopher has made the scene available to all readers (but as a reminder, Paolini.net newsletter subscribers are given 48 hour exclusive access to major announcements and content before they hit the website) on the

Inheritance Comic: Live an iconic moment as we visit Vroengard in a new graphic novel-style experience

Now a resting ground for hundreds of deceased dragons and Riders, Vroengard Island and its capital, Doru Araeba were referenced and discussed throughout the entirety of the series. What once once represented the Riders’ strength and their status as a beacon of hope and prosperity was reduced to rubble in a single battle. For years, the

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

Travel back in time to the first post-Inheritance interview, shedding light on the series’ ending

Inheritance, the final book in the Inheritance Cycle, released to fans in November of 2011, ending the four book story of the characters we came to know and love over the course of the series’ eight year run. Although Christopher has stated that he plans to revisit the world of Alagaesia in a fifth book

“Amid the Ruins”: Relive one of the most iconic Inheritance Cycle scenes in this stunning graphic novel-style experience

An amazingly talented artist by the name of Eumenidi on DeviantArt recently illustrated one of the most memorable and awe-inspiring scenes in the Inheritance Cycle: when Eragon and Saphira first visit the ruins of Vroengard Island in the Inheritance chapter “Amid the Ruins”: Relive the scene from the book alongside this beautiful graphic novel-style artwork: