book 4 wasnt the end

Last year we shared a collection of Inheritance-inspired pumpkin carving stencils to bring the world of Alagaësia to your home during the Halloween season! This year, we’re looking to add even more pumpkin carving stencils to our line-up and are asking our readers for submissions!

If you create and submit an Inheritance Cycle Halloween pumpkin carving stencil design that we use, we’ll send you some autographed Inheritance Cycle goodies in the mail!

Here’s a look at last year’s stencils:

We’re also looking for someone to improve our Glaedr and Saphira’s eye stencils so that they’re more user-friendly. We’re offering an extra reward to the reader willing to help us accomplish that! (Please be sure to contact us via email before you start to ensure that another user hasn’t already helped!)

Here are the guidelines for submissions:

  • All entries are due by October 15th
  • Entries must be large enough to print in high quality for use as a stencil (we prefer vector images in PSD format, but we’re happy to take JPG or PNG files as well)
  • You must email your file to us at [email protected] – please do not compress your stencil into a ZIP or RAR file, as we will not be able to open them. If your stencil exceeds your email provider’s attachment size limit, contact us for additional help
  • If you are looking to help us improve our Glaedr or Saphira’s eye stencil, you must get in touch with us first!

If you want help with your ideas, want to run an idea by the staff before getting to work, or need to ask a question, please leave a comment – we’ll get back to you quickly!

All entries are due by 11:59pm PDT on October 15th!


favorite battles pollThe road to overthrowing Galbatorix and conquering Urû’baen was riddled with bloodshed, death, and ultimately victory. Eragon, Saphira, Arya, Nasuada, Roran, the elves, dwarves, and the Varden fought long and hard, through thick and thin, and lost many of their bravest warriors during the series’ many battles.

Having finally witnessed the end of Galbatorix, we can look back and reflect on the skirmishes that helped further the Varden’s cause. Seven major clashes took place during the series, beginning with the Battle Under Farthen Dûr and ending with the Battle of Urû’baen. Continue reading this article…


From the giant snails of Vroengard Isle to the sea-dwelling cousin of the dragons, Alagaësia is filled with fantastical beasts! Eragon and Saphira encountered many on their journey across the world, most of which appeared during their visit to Vroengard.

Christopher has brought some of these beasts to life in his own art:

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10-16 qa headerWe 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 next “big baddie” is, or what you believe will happen to your favorite characters, share it! Continue reading this article…


eragon movie soundtrackOne of the better things to come from the Eragon movie was the original score composed by Patrick Doyle and orchestrated by James Shearman. Punk rock singer Avril Lavigne and popular female artist Jem both recorded original songs released alongside Doyle’s soundtrack.

Doyle is a two time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee best known for his work on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Thor. Despite the universal disappointment with the Eragon movie, the original score has enjoyed success, referred to as the only gem to come from the adaptation with a rating of over 4.5 stars on various online music stores. Continue reading this article…


eragon aryaMany 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 V. 😀

(You can read all of his answers on the subject, including additional Book 5 information, in our recent Twitter interview recap!)

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite moments between the pair and want you to help us choose a favorite! Vote in the poll below to choose your favorite moment:


Did we miss a moment or scene between the would-be couple that you think stands out? Do you think there’s romance in the future for the two? Let us know in the comments!


cast your own movie 2The Eragon movie made less-than-ideal casting decisions when choosing the actors who would bring many of our beloved characters to life. In some cases, key characters didn’t make it into the film at all. One thing is for certain: the Inheritance Cycle community can get it right!

Last week, we asked you guys to help us find the ideal actors to play a multitude of characters, including Eragon, Arya, Saphira, and others. The results were great! If you haven’t already, be sure to vote on the top contenders!

What if production was in our hands? Aside from a great script, a brilliant cast is the most important thing to consider for a new movie. What better way to cast a movie than to have the Inheritance community do it? Today, we’re asking you to help us cast the rest of the film, including Roran, Murtagh, Brom, Durza, and others!
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we are hiring fbIt’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 series where we reveal new Book 5 questions and answers!

Our first article discussed how Book 5 will work, hints at the plot and who the next bad guy might be, and answers the big relationship questions… Eragon/Arya and Murtagh/Nasuada?!

Today’s article answers burning questions about the future of Murtagh, Roran, Angela, Tenga, Elva, and more! Plus, Christopher hints at the loose ends and lingering questions from Inheritance that he plans to answer! Continue reading this article…


eragon's guide to alagesia intro pic

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 has given it the codename of “Book V.”

But, did you know that Christopher has already written a fifth book about our beloved fantasy world travelled by Eragon?  Today we’re going to take a look at Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia, a fascinating companion book to the world of the Cycle full of exciting art, history and even some secrets that might help us in our quest to unravel the mysteries of the aforementioned Book V.  Shown from the perspective of Eragon, this beautiful hardback tome serves as a valuable resource of both visual and written information for any adventurer of Alagaësia.

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thornIt’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 two part series where we reveal new Book 5 questions and answers!

Today addresses how Book 5 will work, hints at the plot, the next bad guy, and answers the big relationship questions… Eragon/Arya and Murtagh/Nasuada?!

@Luigi_atlante: Will you ever write a new Eragon book? We miss your characters!
Christopher: Yup! I have Book V all planned and plotted out! Just have to finish my other projects first!

@WildandPredsFan: Is your next Inheritance Cycle book going to also take place in Alagaësia and with Eragon and most of the same characters?
Christopher: Alagaësia, yes. However, there’ll be some new characters … and many old characters.

@TSD_Adler: How long until we get to visit Alagaësia again? Whether that is in a book form, or in a movie.
Christopher: As soon as possible, I hope!

@ProjectONI616: Will Book Five be a continuation of the story or a prequel?
Christopher: Continuation, though I may write a prequel at some point.

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