Book 5 Archive

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

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

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

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 We decided to take a side-by-side look at the original/unpublished

What’s your favorite Book 5 theory?

We know that we’ll be seeing a Book 5 – a standalone novel set in Alagaësia taking place after the events of Inheritance – but we don’t know when. While we wait, it’s time to theorize! We want to hear your favorite Book 5 theories! Whether it’s your prediction for Angela’s backstory, your ideas for who

What’s your favorite Eragon/Arya moment?

Many of us were devastated that Eragon and Arya split at the end of Inheritance. However, Christopher’s recent comments indicate that their final scene together in the last book may not be the end of their potential relationship: @LunePotter: Will there be Eragon/Arya moments in Book 5? Christopher: I can’t spoil it, but I think you’ll enjoy

What we’ve recently learned about Book 5, Murtagh, Roran, Arya, Tenga, and more (hint: it’s a lot!) – Part two!

It’s no secret that Christopher will write another book set in the Inheritance Cycle universe. We’ve talked about it in past interviews, articles, and we even have a page dedicated to it – “Book 5 and Beyond“. He recently answered even more fan questions about the topic, and this article is the second in a two

What we’ve recently learned about Book 5, Eragon/Arya, the new bad guy, and more (hint: it’s a lot!) – Part one!

It’s no secret that Christopher will write another book set in the Inheritance Cycle universe. We’ve talked about it in past interviews, articles, and we even have a page dedicated to it – “Book 5 and Beyond“. He recently answered even more fan questions about the topic, and this article is our first in a