Murtagh – Everything we know about the new World of Eragon book!

Christopher Paolini has announced MURTAGH, 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!

Murtagh transports readers into an electrifying adventure, with danger and intrigue around every corner.

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror.

Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society. But when Murtagh discovers something wicked lurking in the shadows of Alagaësia, so begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where he and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems…

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him.

Murtagh is set to release on November 7, 2023 in North America and the United Kingdom. Other international release dates will be announced in the future.

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Murtagh’s Post-Inheritance Adventures in Tales From Alagaësia

Fans may remember Murtagh’s early post-Inheritance adventures in The Fork, the first short story featured in Christopher Paolini’s collection of short stories, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, released in 2018.

In “The Fork,” Murtagh (going by the name Tornac) meets the young daughter of a tavern owner in Ceunon, where he’s on the hunt for information surrounding a mysterious presence in northern Alagaësia. During his adventure, he’s attacked by mercenaries he hired to gather information, finding himself needing to use an enchanted fork to fight the men off. 

Before departing the tavern, Murtagh gifts the enchanted fork to the girl he met before leaving the town to meet with Thorn.

Christopher has stated that the Murtagh novel will pick up where “The Fork” left off.

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