Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia

eragonsguideheadereragonsguidecoverEragon’s Guide to Alagaësia is an illustrated and narrated journey through the world of Alagaësia. The companion guide, written by Christopher Paolini, is narrated by Eragon Shadeslayer and intended to be read by the future generation  of Dragon Riders. The book aims to take readers into the heart of Eragon’s world as they adventure through the guide’s interactive and enchanting pages.

Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia

Learn of Alagaesia’s past, present and future

Written after the events of Inheritance, Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia is considered cannon in the Inheritance Cycle universe. Through Eragon, Christopher Paolini teaches readers (new Riders) all about various aspects of life in Alagaësia, including:

  • Two letters from Eragon hinting at a potential evil plaguing Alagaësia in their post-Inheritance world
  • A detailed look at the various races of Alagaesia and their diverse histories
  • A look at Alagaësia itself, including its nations, deserts, mountains, and even the Forest of Stone
  • A “Natural History”, teaching us more about the unique and dangerous beasts wandering Alagaësia’s wilds, including the Shrrgn, Fanghur, Feldunost, Nagran, and werecats
  • A detailed historical timeline of events before Eragon
  • Detailed explanation and overview of dragons and Riders, including information on the Remgar and Vroengard
  • Expansive look at two of the most impressive capitols: Ellesmera and Tronjheim
  • A glimpse at the rare and mystical dragons’ heart of hearts


Visually journey through Alagaesia

Every section of Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia is filled to the brim with dozens of pieces of new artwork, including looks at the landscape, cities, people, and creatures within Alagaësia’s borders!


Interact with the book and its contents

The book is full of various things from Eragon’s world for the reader to physically interact with, including:

  • Various fold-out pages and leaflets containing hidden content and information
  • Removable letters from Eragon addressed to an unknown Rider of the “new generation”
  • Feldunost fur
  • A replica Gedwey Ignasia
  • Piece of a dragon’s wing
  • Lamarae (an elven fabric)
  • Dust from the star sapphire
  • A gem representing a dragon’s heart of hearts
  • Additionally, the book’s cover is textured to feel like a dragon’s hide

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