Christopher Paolini returns to the world of Alagaësia in his upcoming collection of original stories interspersed with new tales and adventures following Eragon’s begins to take on his new roles and responsibilities in a post-Galbatorix world!

The books synopsis reveals what’s in store for readers as we return to Alagaësia:

A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.

It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.

This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist… penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself!

A cryptic message found on the back cover of the book hints at Eragon’s latest adventure:

It was night when Eragon returned to himself, and the only illumination in the Hall of Colors came from the flameless lanterns on the walls and the inner radiance of the Eldunarí themselves. He sat staring at the floor while he regrouped and recovered. A smile spread across his face.

The book, which also contains four new pieces of artwork from Christopher Paolini, including a new map, will release on December 31, 2018!