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Christopher Paolini is hitting the road to meet fans and sign books at upcoming events in Montana and Alaska! Click through for dates, locations, and additional details! Continue reading this article…


In the third part of our five-part Reddit AMA recap, Christopher reveals plans for a future Alagaësia story following Angela, deleted Eragon/Arya romance scenes, his ideal involvement in an Eragon movie reboot, when he wants to tackle Book V, and much more!

Reddit AMA - without textEarlier this week, Christopher took to the popular internet community Reddit to host an AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” allowing readers of the r/Fantasy sub-Reddit to submit questions for the author to answer!

On Friday, we released part one of our AMA recap, which contained new details on the original ending of Inheritance, Book V hints, a surprise appearance from author Brandon Sanderson, and much more! Part two arrived yesterday, bringing original plans for the end of Inheritance, the gender of his upcoming scifi novel’s main character, his favorite video games, heaps of writing advice, and much more

The original AMA thread is still available, but we’ve compiled a list of questions and answers for easy browsing! Continue reading this article…


In the second of our three-part Reddit AMA recap, Christopher reveals his original plans for the end of Inheritance (two fan-favorite characters were meant to die), the gender of his upcoming scifi novel’s main character, his favorite video games, heaps of writing advice, and much more!

Reddit AMA - without textEarlier this week, Christopher took to the popular internet community Reddit to host an AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” allowing readers of the r/Fantasy sub-Reddit to submit questions for the author to answer!

Yesterday we released part one of our AMA recap, which contained new details on the original ending of Inheritance, Book V hints, a surprise appearance from author Brandon Sanderson, and much more!

The original AMA thread is still available, but we’ve compiled a list of questions and answers for easy browsing! Continue reading this article…


In the first of our three-part Reddit AMA recap, Christopher discusses the status of an Eragon movie reboot, plus a very different ending for Eragon/Arya), the gender of his upcoming scifi novel’s main character, many Book V hints, fun Thorn facts, and much more! Plus, a surprise appearance from Mistborn author Brandon Sanderson!

Reddit AMA - without textEarlier this week, Christopher took to the popular internet community Reddit to host an AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” allowing readers of the r/Fantasy sub-Reddit to submit questions for the author to answer! The original AMA thread is still available, but we’ve compiled a three part list of questions and answers for easy browsing! (Parts two and three of our recap are now available!) Continue reading this article…


poll favorite rider swordThe blades of Alagaësia’s many Dragon Riders helped accomplish some of the greatest – and most wicked – deeds, from the salvation of many to the death of Riders’ at the Foresworn’s hands. Zar’roc and Brisingr both played crucial roles throughout the series, and Galbatorix was all the more formidable with Vrangr, the white sword formerly belonging to Vrael, at his side.

We put together brief descriptions for each of the blades that made an appearance in the Cycle. Below you’ll find a poll where we ask you to vote for your favorite Rider sword. You’re free to make your decision based on a variety of factors, such as appearance, bad-assness, and its great or evil deeds. Continue reading this article…


Happy 12th birthday, Shur’tugal!

dragon-blows-out-birthday-cake-david-spier2Today marks the twelfth anniversary of Shurtugal.com, which officially launched on March 5th, 2004!

It’s been an incredible ride since we released what was then a side project of a fifteen-year-old passionate about a book he couldn’t put down.

Now, more than a decade later, the Cycle is over, but there’s much more ahead: we have Christopher’s upcoming sci-fi book to look forward to! Plus, there’s Christopher’s constant teasing of an eventual fifth book set within the world of Alagaësia…

We’re not sure what’s in store for Shur’tugal going forward (we aren’t Angela, after all…), but we hope for many more years to come!

As always, thank you for supporting us and this incredible venture. A community is nothing without its visitors, and we are eternally grateful for your patronage. Here’s to an exciting future and lots of new books!


Happy Valentines Day!

We’re having fun sharing some of our favorite could-be and should-be Inheritance Cycle “ships” on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr, as a fun way to celebrate Valentines Day! For those of you who have yet to join us on social media (head on over!), here’s a round-up of our posts:

2-14-1-happy-valentines-day-saphira-firnen“Dragon love?! #HappyValentinesDay #ShipSaphiraFirnen” Continue reading this article…


Meet Christopher at Salt Lake Comic Con this March

salt lake comic con christopher paoliniChristopher is headed to this year’s Salt Lake Comic Con’s “FanXperience,” taking place March 24 – 26! Details on his participation are scarce, as panels and signing opportunities have yet to be announced, but it has been confirmed that he’ll appear all three days.

Tickets are currently on sale for $20+ for single days, and $60+ for all three days. The event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

Head on over to the convention’s official website for more details!


The winners of our Ten Days of Giveaways have been announced!

What a way to ring in 2016! Our Ten Days of Inheritance Cycle Giveaways were a big hit! We want to thank everyone for participating and hope that you had fun discovering each day’s giveaway. We appreciate those of you who followed us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, as well as subscribing to our Shur’tugal Insider newsletter (be the first to know about Book 5, the sci-fi book, and much more!).

Now, it’s time for the big reveal… Continue reading to see the winners for each giveaway!

All winners were notified via email! Prizes will ship out as soon as possible. North American readers can expect their prizes within ten days, while international readers may have to wait longer depending on transit times and customs rules. Continue reading this article…


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 to Facebook to deliver the exciting news in the form of a brief statement accompanied by two photos of the finished manuscript:

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Christopher hasn’t shared much information on the book, other than to confirm that it’s a sci-fi novel that takes place in the same universe as ours, and is “full of aliens, spaceships, lasers, strange new planets, and explosions”!

It’s important to note that finishing the first draft of a manuscript is just the first step to publishing a novel. We won’t see the book in the next few months, but it’s possible that we could see the book toward the end of 2016 or early 2017! (This is purely speculation.)

Curiously, Christopher mentioned that artwork still needs to be completed for the book. As we all know, much of the author’s artwork adorns the inside of the Cycle books, including his map of Alagaësia, various dragon eyes, swords, and more. Will this new novel feature maps and other art drawn by Christopher? Time will tell!

Now we ask: Are you excited to get your hands on the new book? What do you hope to see included?

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