As the release of Murtagh (the next novel in the World of Eragon) approaches, new excerpts, art, and more is headed our way!
Fans eager to begin reading will be happy to know that in addition to Murtagh’s short story in The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, which begins the adventure ahead of us in Murtagh (learn more about that story here), you can already read three excerpts from the book:
Excerpt #1: Chapter 1 – Maddentide
This excerpt is our very first glimpse into the minds of Murtagh and Thorn, the latter of whom seems to have a great sense of humor! The Rider attempts to calm Thorn, who is anxious about their separation as Murtagh heads to Ceunon to meet with a mercenary. The remainder of the chapter follows Murtagh as he makes his way into the city and is filled with musings and contemplations that give us a glimpse into the mind of the tortured Rider.
We’re also provided with an insight into a community occasion known as Maddentide. This event signifies the commencement of the bergenhed run, the spawning season of a fish species found in Alagaësia. Taking place in the autumn, this occurrence serves as an indicator that winter will arrive in a mere one or two months.
This excerpt can be found in the back of any newly purchased Inheritance Cycle ebook (found here on Amazon), in the back of the re-released paperback versions of any Inheritance Cycle book (found here on Amazon), or in the back of the Books-A-Million Special Edition of Eragon (found here).
Excerpt #2: Chapter 2 – A Fork in the Road
The second excerpt will be familiar to those who have read The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales From Alagaësia Volume 1. F.W.W. is a collection of short stories taking place after the end of Inheritance featuring fan favorite characters Eragon, Saphira, Angela, Elva, and Murtagh. Among these tales, the short story “The Fork” unveils the following scene through the eyes of Essie, the daughter of the tavern owner. During Murtagh’s stay at the Fulsome Feast inn in Ceunon, Essie finds herself sharing a table with the disguised Rider. This excerpt features the scene from Murtagh’s point-of-view.
This excerpt can be read by completing a puzzle in the back of the Books-A-Million Special Edition of Eragon (found here).
Excerpt #3: Christopher Paolini reads from the book
The third excerpt was shared as a reading by Christopher Paolini during his Fractal Noise book tour. In it, we see Murtagh practicing with Zar’roc. You can see Christopher reading the excerpt in the video below: