The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm – Tales from Alagaësia, Volume One: Eragon

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

Tales from Alagaësia, Volume One: Eragon

Christopher Paolini returns to the world of Alagaësia in a new 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!

The book features four original illustrations from Christopher Paolini – three pieces of chapter art and a new map!

Content Previews


  • Rhymes and Riddles – Angela arrives at the dragonhold with Elva and Solembum
  • The Worm of Kulkaras – The beginning of the Urgal legend and the introduction of a new dragon, Vêrmund the Grim


Audiobook (read by Gerard Doyle, narrator of the Inheritance Cycle audiobooks):

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Global Release Dates

Already released:

Coming soon – scheduled:

  • Mexico (Feb. 15), Spain (Feb. 21), Netherlands (Dutch) (February), Poland (April 3)

Coming soon – not scheduled:

  • BrazilBulgaria, Czech RepublicFinland, FranceRussia

Book Tour

  • United States (10-city tour): Beginning January 23rd, Christopher will visit: NY, VA, IL, GA, FL, CA, AZ, TX, TN. Visit our Book Tours and Events page for details.
  • UK/Europe: Planned for spring – dates and locations to be announced at a later date.