Category: Inheritance Cycle

Eeek! Shur’tugal Presents: The Top Ten Creepy Creatures and Characters of the Inheritance Cycle: Part 1 (#6-#10)

With Halloween just a day away, monsters linger around every corner! Continuing with some of the Inheritance-inspired Halloween content we’ve shared throughout the month, we decided to scour Alagaësia’s lore for some of our favorite eerie personas and mysterious creatures! Below you’ll find the first half of a two-part series counting down the top ten creepiest creatures and characters from …

Celebrate World Yoga Day with the elves’ Rimgar (Dance of Snake and Crane)

Today is World Yoga Day, and to celebrate, we’re highlighting the elves’ Rimgar: a series of exercise techniques used to prepare the mind and body for battle. The Rimgar, also known as the Dance of Snake and Crane, is a multi-leveled series of elven exercises involving stretching and maintaining strenuous positions. Originally conceived for elven Dragon …

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 We decided to take a side-by-side look at the original/unpublished ending …

Blacksmith and Christopher Paolini bring Angela’s incredible sword ‘Tinkledeath’ to life

Together with a talented fan and a local blacksmith, Christopher Paolini recently fulfilled the unique request of one Make-a-Wish recipient: to own a replica of Angela’s sword, Tinkledeath (Albitr), and a recreation of the enchanted necklace worn by Eragon! Christopher shared progress photos of the sword throughout its creation, as well as two videos of the …

Big news: Christopher has finished the first draft of his sci-fi novel!

Big news in the world of Paolini: Christopher has officially finished the first draft of his science fiction novel! The new book has been a work-in-progress since 2012/2013, beginning with nearly ten months of planning and research. While working on the manuscript, Christopher regularly shared progress updates, including photos, as he completed new chapters. Christopher took …

Visit Vroengard and brave the Draconic Park with our new merchandise!

We’ve released two all-new pieces of Inheritance Cycle merchandise to the official Shurtugal.com merchandise store (the only place to score some Inheritance Cycle clothing!): Whether you’re a tourist visiting Vroengard or one of the brave survivors of Draconic World (a homage to one of our favorite movies series), these shirts and hoodies make the perfect souvenir! …

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 the …

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 Book …

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 part …

Exploring Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia: facts, artwork and hints of future stories!

Eragon.   Eldest.  Brisingr.  Inheritance.  We of course know these titles as the four wonderful volumes of the Inheritance Cycle.  Since the Cycle concluded nearly four years ago, fans have been anxiously waiting for a fifth book set in the world of Alagaësia.  Author Christopher Paolini has already confirmed he plans to write a new story and …