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Christopher Paolini chats about new book

The latest installment in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle hits bookstores Saturday, Sept. 20. Following in the footsteps of “Eragon” and “Eldest,” “Brisingr” will be the third of four planned books in this fantasy adventure.

In an interview with Boys’ Life, Christopher spoke of reading, dreaming and adventure as a child in Paradise Valley, Mont.

Christopher spent his days exploring mountains and rivers. Fantasy fiction caught his attention and he attacked the local library. He read anything and everything, including Boys’ Life.

At age 15, he sat down to write the kind of story he’d like to read. His family self-published “Eragon” in 2001. Christopher traveled the country in costume, speaking to students about the magic of reading and sharing his own story.

“It was intense,” Christopher says. “I dare anyone to put on a medieval costume when you’re 17 and walk into a strange high school. It was a great experience, but definitely a formative experience.”

The experience paid off.

“Eragon” landed in the hands of Carl Hiaasen’s stepson. Hiaasen, who’s written “Hoot” and other young adult novels, sent “Eragon” to Random House Publishing. Soon, Christopher’s story became a bestseller.

“Eragon” has since become a film, and “Eldest” also became a bestseller. It’s been quite a jump for the young man from rural Montana.

Christopher traces all his success back to reading.

“It’s done everything for me. Reading is probably the single most important skill I’ve learned in my life,” he says. “It’s crucial that you find books that you yourself enjoy. People who haven’t fallen in love with reading yet, I tell them to try another book, try another genre. There’s so much out there. Take another look.”

Click on the audio players below to hear portions of Christopher’s interview with Boys’ Life.

Christopher on how the outdoors and the Montana landscape have shaped his stories:

Christopher on why he started writing “Eragon”:

Christopher on how he invented the different languages used in the Inheritance Cycle:

239 Comments on Christopher Paolini chats about new book

  1. Woo ho I can’t wait till it comes out I have been waiting three years for it!

  2. power to the 2nd amendment // September 19, 2008 at 1:53 pm // Reply

    interesting. i’ve sorta wrote my own fantasy fistion book gotta edit it before i try to publish it but i’m sorta stumped on the languages i mean like i just have to have a personal key written down

  3. The_Executive // September 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm // Reply

    I found this to be very interesting.

    Big fan of the first two books, didn’t get to read the third yet. :(

  4. The_Executive this is the third book!

    P.S. yay first comment!

  5. This SOOOOOOOOO AWSOME !!!!!!

    I’ve waited years and it’s all come down to this !

  6. im so glad that it finally came out

  7. The Pizza Guy // September 20, 2008 at 2:51 pm // Reply

    I have waited solong for this!! Yah!!!!!!! I have gotta read it.

  8. W00T! Book 3 of the Inheritance cycle!! Hope it is as great as the first two! Good Job Christopher!

  9. I read all your books your my favorite author May swords stay sharp

  10. I got it yesterday almost as soon as the store opened and it is awesome!

  11. I’ve read the 1st book 3 times and the 2nd book twice! Kudos to CP!!

  12. Eragon is a GREAT book. I’m reading Eldest. Eldest is awesome. I’m looking foward to Brisingr.

  13. I hav read Eragon and i am started on Eldest last night. you are the best author.

  14. Kvetha Fricai, Eragon and Eldest are two of my favorite books, I haven’t read Brisingr yet, but my birthday is coming up, so I’ve been practically begging mom and dad to get it for me. I’m 1,000,000% sure it’ll be a great book!

    • eragons #1 fan // March 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm // Reply

      the inheritance cycle is my favorite series in the world and i wish christopher poalini
      would make more book to the series.

      these are the best books that i have ever read in my life.

  15. I sat outside the bookstore till 12:01 am the day it came out to get it right away and never put it down. It was an awsome book.

  16. Arya Svit-Kona // September 22, 2008 at 5:18 pm // Reply

    I just fifished Eragon and it was great!!!!!! now im reading Eldest. P.S. I love your detail.

  17. I love these books!

  18. he is going to let out a fourth book too! it was supposed to be a trilogy, but apparently

    where he stopped it, it was already thick enough for being published. this was the BEST book i have read in my life!

  19. Um… Has no one noticed how much his books copy the storyline of Star Wars?

  20. weeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzz // September 23, 2008 at 4:35 pm // Reply

    I love the Inhritance Trilogy

  21. Man. iv read the first book twice and the second book 3 times and i can’t wait to read this one, it sounds so cool.

  22. I am pushing myself to the limit to get enough money for the 3rd book!!!!

  23. I started Brisingr yesterday and it is really good! I have already read Eldest and Eragon and they were good too.

  24. the book is okay i am not a big fan of it though

  25. your books are awesome!!!!!!!!!

  26. I’m your biggest fan! your books own above all. Plus they help me get reading counts points i can’t wait ’till the 4th book comes out!

  27. This book ROCKS!!!!

  28. eragon is awesome

  29. Wow. I just noticed that this book came out. =D

    Can’t wait to read it!

  30. I LOVE ELDEST AND BRISNGR ERAGONS THE BEST

  31. I read the book in 3 days… I would definitely suggest this book to anyone. It’s great!

  32. I read the Eragon about 5 times.. Eldest 4 times and i finished Brisingr in about 3 days. It was amazing! I wish Glaedr and Oromis lived though… =< oh well gr8 book.

  33. I READ ERAGON + ELDEST I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK

  34. when dose this book come out i loved the others!

  35. Eragon and Eldest were great but the Eragon movie was kinda no where near like the book and i had to reread Eragon and Eldest to realize that the movie was ok but the books were better. I hope your books keep gaining you fans!

  36. Christopher is a good writer. as you see I support him completely. I created a Runescape player named Eragon N2 after his great books.

    Sometimes at random I shout out magical spells from the books on Runescape.

    I have not read Brisngr yet but I’m trying to get my hands on it.

  37. I am getting this book soon i have the other 2 and they are good i read eldest in less than 24 hrs this book look good

  38. this is the best book EVER!!

  39. Am waiting to get it from the library am #7 on the list, but am dying for some spoilers. If you have some, please say them, but nothing too revealing or in depth.

  40. Eragon was a great read, I am reading Eldest right now but I can’t wait to read Brisingr.

  41. shadeslayer2520 // September 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm // Reply

    Eragon and Eldest are awesome books. I recommend them to anyone who likes Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings. I haven’t finished Brisingr yet, but it is great so far. I hope they make an Eldest movie, too!

  42. EaRgOnIsAwSoMe // September 30, 2008 at 8:13 am // Reply

    im reading your first book and i love it i wanna read all of them.GREAT STORY!

  43. brisinger is awsome if you like eldest read the dragon lance series

  44. I love Eragon it is my favorite book. I sure do hope Christopher Paolini makes more of them. I heard the 5th book is about an green dragon.

  45. Du Sundavar Freohr // October 4, 2008 at 11:02 am // Reply

    i love all the books, and i read all of them

    in 1 week!!

  46. Eragon the Movie SUCKED Chris its your duty to make SURE they follow the book on the next 3 movies

  47. I loved the 1st 2 books! I’m waiting ’till Christmas 2 get it :( please give small spoilers!

  48. P.J. the dragon // October 8, 2008 at 5:47 pm // Reply

    These books ROCK! waiting for 3rd book.

  49. We love your books so much!! We have not read you 3rd book yet but we bet it is awesome!!

  50. I loved this book and Im so happy its on boys life.com Its only my2nd visit to the website here are some spoilers Eregon and roran stronghammer set off to avenge garrows death eregon who only has a cane because zoroc got stolen. He helps roran rescue katrina but whats to do with sloan

  51. These books are so AWESOME! I can’t wait to read the new one…

  52. I love this series! I’m actually in the middle of reading Brisingr right now! I would totally reccommend this series to anyone out of books to read!

  53. chickefire11 // October 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm // Reply

    this was the best book in the series.I’m in the process of reading brisingr.

    its awesome! please write more books!!!!

  54. Oh my gosh! I didn’t even know the third was out! This is my second favorite series! I can’t wait to read it, I love these books! WRITE (rock) ON!

  55. I really like the books that he writes. I’m in the middle of reading Brising the other books were good so I got the other one but I had to wait all summer.

  56. i think arya roks she is the best in story and 4 eragon he should drop off and saphira and arya should team that would rock or if arya was the 1 hatched the last egg

  57. chrispaolinifan1 // December 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm // Reply

    I am ten years old. I love your books I am just about to finish brisingr my favorite is eragon keep writing away i can’t wait for the next one

  58. The books were wonderful. I would even go as far as to say that they were up there with ‘Lord of the Rings'(and that’s saying something.) I am trying to wright a book myself, and I hope my book will turn out even half as good as your series has turned out. I have read all the books that you have wrote so far and I love them. I cheer you on as you write the fourth book.

  59. i love these books!! the author is really talented. can’t wait for fourth book to come out!!

  60. i am only ten i read all his books they are awesome the boy Eragone if i spelled it ight hes awesome nice books man

  61. i have not read them but i would like to.

  62. eragonseriesfan!!!!!! // January 10, 2009 at 8:36 pm // Reply

    i sooo luv the eragon series sooooo much they r the best books i have ever read and i am only 11! i have finished eragon eldest and almost brisingr and i seriously cnt wait for the 4th book to come out ! if u like fantasy and lots of great adventures then i would recomend this book for you!!!

  63. I have read all the books my favorite weapon is the Dwarfs Huthvir mentioned in the end of eldest

  64. This book is AWESOME :)

  65. These books are awesome! I wish I had an imagination like that. Keep on writing!

  66. These books are alsome I cant wait for the fourth book to come out after the 1st I was hooked on them!

  67. We love your books! They are the greatest books ever ! You are our favorite author, and we are both entranced by the inheritance cycle.

  68. ERAGON reader // January 28, 2009 at 6:32 pm // Reply

    this series is the first i wasnt forsed to read by my parents instead they tried to get me to stop i would read for 5 hours a day at the least.

    p.s.this is a great book

  69. eragonwasawsome // January 29, 2009 at 5:50 pm // Reply

    brisngr was awsome i can’t wait for the next book so hurry up chris this has everyones attention so letts see what u got

  70. the Inheritance trilogy was an amazing read. I’ve just finished Eragon for the 4th time and now Eldest for the 4th time, ad I’ve read Brisnger twice. reading these books that many times really gave me a deeper understanding of them and the details I first deemed insignificant. I would recommend this trilogy to anyone.

  71. y did u kill off oromis and glaeadr? and when will book 4 b comeing out? the 3 u have out i own and have read millions of times. i need 2 know what happens!

  72. your books are awsome! I’ve read Eragon and Eldest like 10 times and Brisinger twice. Please hurry with your fourth book beceause i dont think i can last much longer without an inheritance book in my face!

    P.S i know that the ra’zac were evil and all but they were still my favorite characters and im still kind of sad they died, could you like have there be more or tell a little bit more about them because their history is still pretty mysterious….

    by! :)

  73. BEST BOOK EVEr really great detail. Waited like 5 months before i got it. plz hurry up and finish writing the 4th book. this series i top 1st award winning.
    suggest anyone to read it if like mystery, adventure, and fantasy. GREAT!!

  74. can you give us some small spoilers for the fourth book christopher? plz

  75. I agree with Anonymous, why kill glaedr and oromis so early? I liked them

  76. i am a BIG fan of the areagon series, i own eragon and eldest and have brisingr on my nano Ipod

  77. NoahsArk103 // March 5, 2009 at 7:37 pm // Reply

    If you like the Harry Potter series you will love this series! Once i started it i couldnt put it down.why wont u make more then 4 books? i could read these until forever

  78. Iloveawesomebooks // March 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm // Reply

    The depth of the plot in the books so far is amazing. I’ve read the first two books, Eragon and Eldest, eight times each and Brisingr once so far. I absolutely can’t wait until the fourth book comes out, because when it does, I’m spending all day reading it.

  79. I can’t wait to read the brand new one.

  80. do you no when the fourth eragon book com out

  81. I am reading Eldest ,I can’t wait till Brisinger.

  82. Someone in my class is looking for Brisinger and I am reading Eragon.

  83. i was touced by brisingr i love how at the end eragon shadeslayer sees arya become arya shadeslayer. this book was also great be cause you wouldnt expect a sincier last request from the razac. cant wait till fourth book comes out and sad i finished all the books and cant read em again cause letting grandfather read em

  84. thank u eragon helped me get into reading

  85. dear ruggly // March 27, 2009 at 6:15 pm // Reply

    ive noticed the connection to star wars its all i talk about at school

  86. I’ve read eragon and eldest and is almost done with brisingr plz hurry up with book 4 of inheritence, ps, wats the tiltle

  87. omg i cant wait for the fouth book to come out. i fill my time with reading other books but noneof them are like this. there is a new mistery in every corner.i love that eragon is onlly the HALF brother to that snake of a trator i cant wait till they have the final fight….. omg eragon rules

  88. Hey There Chris all three of the books you have writen have the be the MOST AMAZING THING i have ever read. i cant wait untill the fourth book comes out and i can wait for it to come out because i will also fill very sad because there is only going to be four and every time i go to the end of all three of your books i feel so happy and a new since of acomplishment and i also feel so very weird because i know that i am almost at the end of a grate thing. i admire you very much CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI and you have a gift and dont ever sell your self short

  89. I cant wait for this fourth book to come out I luv them so much, these are the best books i’ve ever read

  90. Technically,Glaedr is still alive,hes inside his eldunari,remember(stupid Galbatorix)? and now with Eragon and Saphira to protect him.

    when will the fourth book come out?

  91. Brisngerrocksman!! // April 26, 2009 at 11:04 am // Reply

    Man, the fourth book is going to be awesome I know it. I can’t wait to read it. It will be amazing. The series has been pretty cool. I can’t stop reading the books over and over again. It is upsetting that the series is almost over. I truly think he should make another book or 2

  92. i cant wait to read the 4th book

  93. THESE BOOKS TOTALLY ROCK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. deer hunter // May 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm // Reply

    I Love The Moives.

  95. i have not read all the books but i plan to read all 4.THESE BOOK ARE IS THE MOSTAWESOME BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!

  96. ive read the first three books twice the books are awesome .I cant wait for the 4th book when will it be out

  97. AS I READ THESE BOOKS, I FOUND THAT I COULDN’T PUT THEM DOWN. I WOULD BECOME FRUSTRATED WHEN IT WAS EITHER TIME TO GO TO WORK OR SLEEP. I FOUND MYSELF SO INTERTWINED IN THESE BOOKS THAT I FOUND MYSELF THINKING AHEAD AS TO WHAT THE OUTCOMES OF ERAGON SHADESLAYER’S BATTLES WOULD BE. I AM VERY GREATFUL TO HAVE PEOPLE SUCH AS CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI WRITE SUCH GREAT BOOKS. I AM VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FOURTH BOOK. PLEASE DON’T KEEP US, YOUR LOYAL READERS, WAITING TOO LONG.

  98. Hurry Hurry Hurrrrry, I can not wait to read book for, please finish it soon.

  99. Please Hurry I know it’s hard to write books but this is getting kind of sad, will you please stop running around on your book tours and talk show and get the book done.
    Ps sorry to sound mean but i’m really getting bored, LOVE THE BOOKS.

  100. monkeyboy10 // July 30, 2009 at 7:17 pm // Reply

    i love brisingr! it is the best of the 3! i read like 0ver 5 hours a day of it!

    • Hey! I was only 8 when I read Brisngr & I’m 10 now I’ve been waitin’ for 2 years now for the fourth book but it sill hasn’t come out.

  101. monkeyboy10 // July 30, 2009 at 7:19 pm // Reply

    i feel bad for glaedr…

  102. How close are you to finishing book 4 please be very close

  103. What will be awaiting in Book 4? I loved how Brom was Eragon’s father and Rhunon used Eragon to make the sword, Brisingr.

  104. ,zxgc kvajd // August 18, 2009 at 9:01 am // Reply

    i totally agree with the others!!! i have read all three books and now i am so bored with out a book to read and i refuse to start reading a different auther or book cause i will end up starting to forgett about eragon, eldest and brisingr and what hapend in them .GRRRRR!

  105. ,zxgc kvajd // August 18, 2009 at 9:03 am // Reply

    i cant wait until the 4th book comes out!!! by the way i am guessing all you lot are fans too cause i am!

  106. In the acknowlodgments at the end of Brisingr, you said that your agent gave you a “kick in the pants” which made you speed up, pretend that i said what he said.

  107. great books when will book four be out.

  108. man just a ball park date would be nice

  109. all the other books are awsome so i can’t wait fo the fourth one and the second movie

  110. loved all tree books sooooooo cant wait till fourth one is out

  111. DragonsRule // October 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm // Reply

    I bet the next Rider’s sword will be Tamerlein.

  112. Man hurry up and finish book four plz i cant wait all books are good i bet that this one will be even better

  113. plz huury up and finish book all of them are good and i know this one will be better

  114. Congratulations with the books. And do not hurry like they say, take your time and do your final book well.

    • patience is a virtue young ones the books r good and i cant wait for the next one but i have my own theorys like what if eragon and arya r never going to get togethermabye its some one else and what about Angela dont count her o9ut just yet and i wonder shes based off his sister right dose she talk in riddles too? i look fowared to the next part of the book in the cycle oh and what about the green egg back in Uru’baen hmmm? think ppl.

  115. when is 4 book is releasing

    • I love your books and I rerad them in maybe 1 or 2 weeks and loved them.I can`t wait tell the 4th comes out. I hope it comes out soon. I`m debating on if I should read the series again because it was so good.I can`t find anything like it to read.

  116. I love all the books I want to read them over and again. Just please finish the book soon

  117. You take forever to write. I was in the seventh grade when I started them. I’m sixteen now. I bet you anything that I will be senior by the time you finish. Please prove me wrong.

  118. Oh oops. Did not look at the website when I clicked on it off google. Like sacred ground for guys or something. Sorry!

    • The second book was the best and the third was the worst. The last one better be good or ill feel like i wasted my tome on this series.

      • are you kidding me!!!! the third gave the most insight to eragonit sets up the whole plot for the next book and everything is coming together!!!! its meant to seem dark and horrible towards the end but the third is far better then the second!!!!!!!! think before you speak about the books =P peace…

  119. i lov the series but im starting to forget wat has happened in them cuz iv been waiting so long for the last book. hopefully the 4th book is really long and good so it wil b worth the wait!

  120. when does you forth book come out?

  121. Is your fourth book coming soon? All you fans are dying to read it. Hury!

  122. murtagh is awsome // February 20, 2010 at 7:20 pm // Reply

    brisingr is the best book ever. i hated when oromis died

  123. KingHenrik // March 5, 2010 at 1:11 am // Reply

    All 3 books were great! Make sure the 4th book is great, take your time. DO WORK!

  124. eldest rocked and so did brisingr but idk when book 4 will come out PLZ FINISH SOON!!!!!

  125. Nuts4newbook // March 17, 2010 at 1:46 am // Reply

    All of Christophers books have been so enjoyable! Every time a new one comes out, I read it in one day. I can’t wait for the new book to come out. He left it so open; anything could happen, and I’m excited to see the conclusion.

  126. i cant wait until the 4th book comes out. i am a HUGE fan of eragon and christopher paolini,I LOVE ALL 3 BOOKS.

  127. love eragon 1 // April 15, 2010 at 11:08 am // Reply

    I can’t wait I am 12 And can’t wait for book 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  128. Hey, I really love your books! I took like a month to read them all, but like my mom I am a really fast reader. I cannot wait to see what you have planned for the fourth book. I am always wondering if Eragon and Arya are going to get married or something. I am also wondering where Eragon and Sapphira are going after they make the peace in Alagaesia. Ya, please tak your time on the book so that its is reeeealllly good.

  129. i have read all you books took me about 2 days to finish them all. Wery wonderful book i can not wait to read you 4th one im sure it will be enjoyable….. but you came out with brisingr in 2008 in is now the 4th month in 2010 you need to and hurry im not trying to rush you though dont think that. Maby since its takeing so long it will be the best bok yet, I HOPE SO!!!!!!!

  130. paolini hurry up man i mean you have just about all of america and kids in other countries waiting on this book its been almost 2 years were ready to read this BOOK!

  131. GuinieRE // May 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm // Reply

    im dying to read book 4, so please hurry…i cant think with out knowing what happens next

  132. Eragon lover // May 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm // Reply

    after i read the third, it left me lying in my bed, trying to figure out the outcome, after that, i read other books, but it didn’t give me the excitement and wonder that yours did. I will be incredibly sad when the series ends, i may even read the series again, I know i will enjoy the fourth too.

  133. All i can think about is possible outcomes. I hope everything is going okay with book four and that you don’t have writer’s block. i know what that can be like. Take your time, and make sure it feels right to you. Good luck, and congratulations so far :)

  134. M.O.D.14.1/2 // May 19, 2010 at 11:24 am // Reply

    the books were awesome!!!! Looking forward to the 4th. I may have to read them again so as not to forget information. But that would be fine. No pressure.

  135. many things will happen in the next one i know an emreld dragon on the cover. this is going to be the biggest book yet eragon could pass in to the after life mabye who knows soon it will come out and soon we will all read it

  136. i loved the books of eragon eldest and brisingr i would sit in bed all day and read on brisingr it is the best book yet this series is the best series i have ever read and i really mean it take ur time on the fourth book because i want to be a long long long book and i want it to be a good book but to let u know i will not read another series or book until i read the fourth book Great Job.

  137. Question they made the movie eragon but what of eldest and brisingr. dont they get movies too?
    let me know what u ppl think about it.

    • book reader // May 31, 2010 at 4:00 am // Reply

      i believe all the books should be movies. its time that we grow from potter world and see something new.

    • I really am desperate to know if they’re making Eldest into a movie!!!!!

    • qweqeqwqrqr // July 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm // Reply

      well to be honest, if you watched the first movie, they skipped ssoooo many important parts, making another movie would be nearly impossible. there are so many holes to the plot due to the shortening of the first movie. i think they 1. need to remake eragon, or 2. not make eldest or brisingr or else they would be wasting their money. eragon was actually considered as one of the worst movie from a book.

    • I can’t say I agree Glaedr, when I first watched Eragon in theaters I was disappointed because the producers did not even include Oromis or Glaedr which are some of the main characters in the book. If they butchered Eragon like that what would they do to Eldest? Does anybody agree with my reasoning?

  138. Is the eldest movie happening? I heard it had been postponed.:(

    • hurry up C.P. // August 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm // Reply

      they can’t do an eldest movie if u watch eargon ull notice some major things missing like the sapphire heart, and at the end, um eargon doesn’t go with arya to the elf place so movie 2 will never happen

    • They are not making Eldest due to how poorly Eragon did in the box office.
      Also since they did not follow the storyline of Eragon, the setup for the rest of the series would be ruined.
      The only good thing about the movie was its special effects, but special effects are not what makes a movie good.
      I believe that they should remake Eragon with a director who actually follows the storyline of the book.

  139. i wonder when the fourth book is comming out

  140. when is the 4th book coming out? : )

  141. so, the 4th book has alredy a name or what??

  142. There are rumors saying that Book 4 is coming out in October 26th, 2010, and the cover title is Eldunari. These rumors are false. The book will certainly not be completed in 2010, maybe it will be finished in 2012, but I certainly hope not because I love the Eragon series!!! MR. PAOLINI PLEASE HURRY!!!!!!!!! This is so frusturating…read the whole series already, and I need to read the 4th book or i’ll grow crazy!

  143. I believe all good things must come to an end! So by the end of the Inheritance Cycle the amazing adventure will hopefully have broadened C. Paolini’s mind and perception furthering his ability to entice us with even more books, or hopefully series. I do hope that they are fiction books for i feel that that is where he would prosper the most and bring in even more avid readers.
    This fourth book will have to span a good distance in time to compensate for a new dragon and rider to develope into a formidable force. I don’t believe Eragon would have time to train a new Rider either. So unless Arya is the new rider it might not even hatch. And after all it has, on three seperate occassions, been stated that Eragon is destined to leave Alagaesia. I find it rather amusing to think that Thorn and Shruikan will perish, leaving Saphira and the last egg, or it’s hatchling, to find a new home with Eragon, and yes Arya. Freeing alagaesia of the riders rule and bring the dragons race to flourish in a new kingdom.
    And to conclude this rather long comment I would like to reffer those with an exceptional eagerness for fiction books to Terry Goodkind’s “Sword of Truth” series. I dont recomend this series to the younger readers due to minor adult instances compounded with the rather difficult vocabulary involved. Also, it contains 13 books in the series but does well tying them all together. The first book, Debt of Bones is a short prequel to set straight some characters, which was actually written after The Wizard’s First Rule. Being that it predates the actual story I recomend you read it first and make no judgements until you leap into The Wizard’s First Rule. All books after the Debt of Bones are lengthy so I hope you have alot of spare time and enjoy!

  144. i love the series!!! i read eragon and eldest twice and now im trying to find brisingr(it’s kind of rare where i come from)i wonder wat the 4th book will be like. These r the best books i have ever read even better than harry potter
    pleaze hurry on the 4th book.

  145. i sure hope that a new movie of eragon will come out cuz then a movie of eldest and maybe brisingr will come out
    boy those would be good movies

  146. he needs to hurry up seriously…

  147. if they do make another movie though, i hope they put as much information as the book so people who read the book will like the movie

  148. please,please,please, i’m beging u get done with book 4 be4 i’m shiped off to a home 4 the crazy

  149. I love these books, just got done reading the third book for the second time, I would love to say hurry with the fourth book but I don’t feel that it should be rushed by any means, just can’t wait though, only series I’ve kept up on in a long while, by the way, the movie was horrible, the way they depicted everything was completely wrong and will mess with the story line for the next three movies, they wont match the base story line of the book.

  150. i hope u write book four fast nearly witing for it for 2 years now and wil u name thefourth book eldunari

  151. This book is apparently never going to be published… 2 years and waiting, probably wont be able to finish the series in book 4 and will keep everyone waiting until 2020 for the release of book 5.

  152. i don’t think there will be a 5th book and as for the 4th one i think it will come out sometime in 2010 if at all…

  153. When will the fourth book come out already? There have been no updates either. We should be given some sort of possible release date from the author so we can wait till then.

  154. I hope you writ book four i absilutly loved all the other books

  155. i tore threw the first 3 books an ive been waiting forever for the fourth im going crazy waiting! i have to know what happens soon!

  156. ImmortalFantasy // May 2, 2011 at 9:55 am // Reply

    what is the title of the fourth book?

  157. It’s May 2011 now… WHEN will the next book come out, Mr. Paolini? I’m desperate here!! <3

  158. nosferatu // July 7, 2011 at 5:12 am // Reply

    These books have become my favorite series to read, ive read the first 3 books over and over and i am greatly anticipating the 4th installment. lets all hope it comes out soon! goinon 3 years here!

  159. read then about 12 times so far in the past 2 months. im dieing to read the next book!

  160. im disapointed waiting for your next book i have been waiting so long JAS

  161. Will be 5 book?

  162. what made you write about dragonsandwhen did you make eragon

  163. do you think you’ll write any other dragon books

  164. why did you put a green dragon on the cover? will there be a green dragon that comes into the book

  165. I absaloutley loved your fourth book of the Inheritance series, but will there be another book that has Eragon in it. Please write another one!

    • Please write another book because the last one was awesome! And we need to know about how the riders order comes into shape and how they join and train them.

      • A prequel about Alalea and the reason the elves left (their big mistake) or the Dragons before the elves came. Also it would be cool if Christopher Paolini wrote something on the new riders

  166. Please. Write another book and the last one was awesome! And we need to know how the riders rebuild and how they train the dragons and riders!

  167. Inheritance Cycle was very detailed, explaining all about the races, putting aside differents, working together, & deciding what’s best for the whole world. Even though Inheritance book 4 was very great, the decision for Eragon & Saphira to leave the land they saved from an evil king/Dragon Rider. The final pages were very sad & depressing.

    • It would be terrible if you ended the series on a depressing remark. Therefore you should write a fifth book so everybody curiosity will be settled and people will all know what happens to the Riders. So please, please, please write a book 5 for the Inheritance Cycle, but obviously with Eragon as the main character.

  168. I need book 5 because book 4 was so amazing and i want to learn how the riders rebuild their power. Also what of Arya and Eragon? Please write a book 5.

  169. Mt. Rushmore // January 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm // Reply

    Please !!!!! write another sequel to Inheritance, I would really like to know what happens to Eragon, and if you are writing a new book can you add more about Arya and Eragon and their relationship

  170. Write another book! Please! I need to know what happens after the 4th book, there so much that can still happen.

  171. I am begging Jou to write another book. Inheritance was a master piece page no other. I have been sad and depressed ever since reading the final pages and realizing that it was then. Please I beg you, just one more book with eragon as the main character.

    • Eragonftw // May 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm // Reply

      I hope your reading this CP, there simply must be another book with Eragon as the main protagonist, I’ve been reading the inheritance cycle since I was like 11. I’ve basically grown up with the books and it’s sad to see them end :(! Please make mooooore

  172. Please write another book. Many people such as myself would love to know how the riders rebuild their power and also what will become of Eragon and Arya. The final pages of book 4 were amazing but depressing. Please continue to write!!!!

    • NEWERAGONBOOKSPLEASE // February 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm // Reply

      I’m with ya on that one! Ive started to write a book of Bromide. I want him to write it though because I cant write as well! I hate the ending of the series and want it to keep going forever because I’ve came to know Deacon and Saphira. Please write another book!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Im thinking he should start a new series 100 years later with rorans daughter as a rider (main character) and eragon is old and powerful and he got married to arya and saphira is huge now (like shurikan not belgabad) and rorans daugheter travels with some urgal kull rider also.

  173. yes anonymous is right

  174. PLEASEWRITEMORE // March 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm // Reply

    YOU HAVE TO WRITE A HUUUUGGE BOOK SMALL PRINT LIKE AT LEAST 3000 PAGES PLUS A 1000 PAGE EPILOUGE! YOU COULD TOTALLY CHARGE AT LEAST FIFTY OR SIXTY BUCKS PER COPY AND YOU WOULD STILL SELL MILLIONS OF BOOKS!…pretty please : )

  175. Eragon&Saphira // April 4, 2012 at 10:09 am // Reply

    please write another book, when i finished reading the last pages of the book tears filled my eyes and i wanted to keep reading to find out what happens to the riders. so i beg you please write another book to the inheritance cycle, everyone has been begging for it so please consider it.

    • dragon lover // April 5, 2012 at 2:00 am // Reply

      I agree with you I want a book with eragon in it.

    • i cried, ill admit it. its just the fact that the best series i have read in a very long time comes to an end with a cliffhanger?who wouldn’t be upset by that.(idea’s for though: the name of algaeisia gets changed so eragon can visit there again.) just an idea.

  176. you left too many holes too feel up and alot of readers unsatisfied make a 5 book okay

  177. inheritancelover // April 20, 2012 at 9:42 am // Reply

    okay we of the Commenters have all decided that the Inheritance Cycle NEEDS ANOTHER BOOK!!!!!!! i know it take a long time but your fans are super desperate!!! (especially me i ate up the first 2 like they were nothing and then had to wait forever for the third book then had to wait an even longer time for the 4th!!!!)

  178. Please write another one ! It can not be the end, there are too much to know about Riders, Dwarves and Uragal among the, about the becoming of alagaesia, and about Ary and eragon ? Will they never see each other again ?! Will eragon come back ? It cannot be the end, it even could be the beginning of a new story, plz KEEP WRITING about those caracters ! <3

    • CP PLANS ON 7 MORE STORIES IN THE WORLD OF ALAGAESIA. 7! AND 1 OF THEM WILL BE A SERIES. I PERSONALY CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!

  179. please right another series i loved you eragon books

  180. YOUR INHERITANCE SERIES IS MY FAVORITE SERIES IN THE WORLD. PLEASE TELL 20 century FOX TO REMAKE ERAGON, and then MAKE THE OTHER 3 MOVIES.

    • The movie was awful. The biggest mistake was making Arya into a human. That killed any chance for rest of the books right there. Not having her smash Isidar Mithrim didn’t help. They totally need to remake the movies.

  181. Grimstborith // July 15, 2012 at 10:43 pm // Reply

    The inheritance cycle was the best read i have ever had and probably always will be

  182. yup your inheritance cycle was really the best

  183. GoldenElundari // October 12, 2012 at 10:00 am // Reply

    Yeah, the movie was a complete let down, but the books are great, i get in trouble during class by trying to read….Well i could kinda understand…it was math class xD

  184. BEST SERIES EVER…i could not put it down
    Epic, adventure, fantasy, amazing WONDERFUL allthoe word
    Describe inheritance!!!

  185. I sincerely think that he will write another book like many of you said there are too many gaps for example what did the Menoa tree take from Eragon and what will it do with it? And the ending with Arya and Eragon was too much for me to take. Eragon and Saphira all alone in the wilderness with eggs and eldunari? There has to be more than just wilderness out there, right??

  186. I think u should continue the storie !wee need more books (5,6…) so we can jump back to the adventure !and i think eragon and arya should be together!!!

    • I think you should do something with Murtagh and Nasuada in the fifth book. I really loved the idea of them being together.Can’t wait for NEW books, totally LOVE them!

  187. PLEASE write a new book! I’m almost done with inheritance and I think that it needs a book 5! The books are really good! WE NEED A BOOK 5

  188. I think that he sould make a 5th book about Brom and before eragon was alive! And a whole other serise about something fantasy! LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! READ IT IN 3RD GRADE AWESOME!

  189. My goodness, I just finished the last book… it leaves you wanting more. A need to know how, where, when, why and with who the eggs hatched. Did Arya and Eragon ever met again… if Saphira laid her own eggs, and so much more!! There’s got to be another book.. or 2 even…

  190. i finised the series a couple days ago. loved it!

  191. dragon boy // June 9, 2013 at 9:40 am // Reply

    Please rite another book I have read them for a while and they just ended :( now I really have nothing to do

  192. Please write a fifth book. I loved the series soooo much. It has been the best series ,even better than lord of the rings. I have been reading books even before kindergarten and this is the best series ever.

    I have a few questions. What will become of arya and eragon?, nausada and murtah? Who is the soothsayer? Who is angala? What will happen to elva and rorans daughter? How did angala gain solobums trust? Is there any greyfolk left? What about the new riders swords, there isnt enough brightsteel. What about the meana tree. Please somebody answer my questions

    • If u remember correctly they found hundreds of swords in galbatorixs hoard
      So maybe Eragon brought with him those swords and will give them to new riders according to there dragons color

  193. Please write a fifth book .I loved the inheritance cycle. I don’t want it to end

    • The kid next door // July 5, 2013 at 1:09 am // Reply

      I think that the fifth book should be of eragon and saphira training a dwarf rider! And then eragon and arya having some romance to!:) :D

  194. I TOO ENJOYED CHRISTOPHERS WORK AND I AM 62. HE IA RIVALED BY THE MASTER STEPHEN KING. I ALSO HOPE TO SEE MORE O THIS YOUNG WRITER’S IMAGINATION ON PAPER. GREAT WORKS OF ART!

  195. The book inheritance ended sadly. Why? And is Christopher going to write what happens next?

  196. I’m also 62 years old and I’m not scared to say this, but I have all the books on audio and hard cover.
    Christopher, you need to finish your stories.
    Where is Eragon and Saphira with all the Hearts and unopened eggs going and the problems they run in too. Do they find the place where the Dragons came from and find out why they left?
    How are the Elves going to be after helping the mad hearts and what happens to the hearts?
    What is going to happen with the two love stories you started and left hanging?
    What about his Niece does she become a Dragon Rider.
    In addition, how about the baby his fix the lip on. With Saphira helping Eragon with the repair, did it make the baby open to one of the eggs and becoming a rider?
    When an egg hatches for the Ogres, what happens, does the Ogre get meaner or does the Dragon make the rider softer?
    And how about the Dwarfs, Remember they don’t like highest. How is that going to work?
    And the Greyfolk, and the older lady with the young girl that Eragon and Saphira blessed, who are they? I think the Lady and girl ended up with a young boy in the fighting. How about the Hermit and the Witch with the cat, could the Hermit and the Witch be Greyfolk?
    You just left to much undone. Please,,,, we need some answers…..

  197. I wish there were a 5th book for the inheratence cycle I have ben wanting to read a nother book of the inheratence cycle ever since i’ve finished the fourth book (Inheritance)

  198. I need to know when it will come out please tell me!!! I love the series and I’ve gotten other people to read eragon

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