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. You can already pre-order your copy of Murtagh now!
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.
This will be a big year for the Inheritance Cycle, as Christopher Paolini marks the 20th anniversary of Eragon – and a new television show on Disney+!
The author will also be celebrating the occasion with the release of ERAGON: The Illustrated Edition, a dazzling oversized edition featuring brand-new, full-color illustrations by the talented fantasy artist Sidharth Chaturvedi. The edition will release on the same day as Murtagh.
Murtagh isn’t the only book Christopher is releasing in 2023! Fractal Noise, a prequel novel set in his scifi universe, the Fractalverse, is set to release on May 16th, 2023 in North America! See the cover, read the synopsis, and learn more here.