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 Responses to “Christopher Paolini chats about new book”

  1. Trevty1995
    September 19, 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    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 #

    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 #

    I found this to be very interesting.

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

  4. Trevty1995
    September 19, 2008 at 4:53 pm #

    The_Executive this is the third book!

    P.S. yay first comment!

  5. Murtagh
    September 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm #


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

  6. snake
    September 20, 2008 at 11:36 am #

    im so glad that it finally came out

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

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

  8. Durza
    September 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm #

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

  9. orik
    September 21, 2008 at 10:00 am #

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

  10. Trevty1995
    September 21, 2008 at 11:47 am #

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

  11. Brom
    September 21, 2008 at 12:32 pm #

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

  12. Animae fan
    September 21, 2008 at 5:30 pm #

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

  13. jush542
    September 21, 2008 at 8:44 pm #

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

  14. Eragon fan
    September 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    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 #

      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. mattman
    September 22, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    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 #

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

  17. Brunin227
    September 22, 2008 at 6:00 pm #

    I love these books!

  18. kyzy
    September 22, 2008 at 6:55 pm #

    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. Ruggly
    September 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm #

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

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

    I love the Inhritance Trilogy

  21. Dragon man
    September 23, 2008 at 4:48 pm #

    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. Glaeder456
    September 23, 2008 at 5:30 pm #

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

  23. wolf1094
    September 23, 2008 at 5:43 pm #

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

  24. bob
    September 23, 2008 at 6:04 pm #

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

  25. sjw2488
    September 23, 2008 at 8:34 pm #

    your books are awesome!!!!!!!!!

  26. N8 gr8
    September 23, 2008 at 11:00 pm #

    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. Terminator
    September 24, 2008 at 1:57 pm #

    This book ROCKS!!!!

  28. brjyugn
    September 24, 2008 at 7:47 pm #

    eragon is awesome

  29. them
    September 24, 2008 at 9:27 pm #

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

    Can’t wait to read it!

  30. Jace
    September 25, 2008 at 6:45 am #


  31. butterroller
    September 25, 2008 at 12:26 pm #

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

  32. fear the road
    September 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    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. aubrinator
    September 25, 2008 at 7:40 pm #


  34. french guy
    September 26, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    when dose this book come out i loved the others!

  35. Some Guy
    September 26, 2008 at 5:03 pm #

    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. Eragon N2
    September 26, 2008 at 7:43 pm #

    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. EragonFan123
    September 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm #

    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. dragon lover
    September 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm #

    this is the best book EVER!!

  39. Cool-Kid-Don
    September 27, 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    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. bull dog
    September 28, 2008 at 8:40 am #

    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 #

    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 #

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

  43. THE MAN
    September 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm #

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

  44. coolatk
    October 3, 2008 at 10:24 pm #

    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 #

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

    in 1 week!!

  46. Kris
    October 5, 2008 at 11:41 am #

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

  47. Lord Vader
    October 7, 2008 at 3:59 pm #

    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 #

    These books ROCK! waiting for 3rd book.

  49. BLANK
    October 9, 2008 at 3:07 pm #

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

  50. pobo123
    October 9, 2008 at 7:56 pm #

    I loved this book and Im so happy its on boys 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. eragonfan
    October 11, 2008 at 9:36 pm #

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

  52. 017350
    October 14, 2008 at 3:49 pm #

    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 #

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

    its awesome! please write more books!!!!

  54. Deeth98
    October 16, 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    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. spark
    October 17, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    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. kameo
    October 21, 2008 at 2:20 am #

    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 #

    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. Bronc
    December 6, 2008 at 8:38 pm #

    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. sk8ter chic
    December 9, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

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

  60. thomas
    December 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm #

    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. buddy
    December 29, 2008 at 6:42 pm #

    i have not read them but i would like to.

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

    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. BradBuddy
    January 11, 2009 at 12:22 am #

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

  64. hedima
    January 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    This book is AWESOME :)

  65. huh?
    January 25, 2009 at 6:06 pm #

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

  66. TJEA24
    January 27, 2009 at 6:50 am #

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

  67. IK
    January 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    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 #

    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 #

    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. Vaderkid
    February 9, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    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. Anonymous
    February 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    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. micgirl96
    February 22, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    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. cool guy
    February 27, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    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. cool guy
    February 27, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

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

  75. cool guy
    February 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

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

  76. natitonic
    March 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    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 #

    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 #

    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. reagan
    March 8, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

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

  80. brisingr
    March 14, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    do you no when the fourth eragon book com out

  81. Saphira
    March 25, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

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

  82. idk
    March 26, 2009 at 5:45 am #

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

  83. orik
    March 27, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    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

    • Anonymous
      September 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

      I felt very bad for Glaedr though. :(
      That part was sad.

  84. go varden
    March 27, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    thank u eragon helped me get into reading

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

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

  86. jbaney24
    April 1, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    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. smack
    April 1, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    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. THE-ONE18
    April 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    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. Blodgharm
    April 21, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    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. Oromis
    April 24, 2009 at 6:32 am #

    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 #

    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. jk
    May 8, 2009 at 3:44 pm #


  93. lovable
    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    i cant wait to read the 4th book

  94. BTVS
    May 28, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    THESE BOOKS TOTALLY ROCK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. deer hunter
    May 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    I Love The Moives.

  96. ZPL99
    June 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    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!!!!

  97. roran
    June 14, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

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

  98. GEMINI
    June 24, 2009 at 9:56 pm #


  99. Ice king
    July 29, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

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

  100. Ice king
    July 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

    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.

  101. monkeyboy10
    July 30, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

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

    • lemon
      July 3, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

      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.

  102. monkeyboy10
    July 30, 2009 at 7:19 pm #

    i feel bad for glaedr…

  103. Evander
    July 31, 2009 at 4:21 am #

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

  104. Pretzel
    August 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

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

  105. ,zxgc kvajd
    August 18, 2009 at 9:01 am #

    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!

  106. ,zxgc kvajd
    August 18, 2009 at 9:03 am #

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

  107. Mike'n'ike
    August 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    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.

  108. kn b
    September 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    great books when will book four be out.

  109. rayray
    September 20, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    man just a ball park date would be nice

  110. gopher
    September 22, 2009 at 11:53 am #

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

  111. ncd
    October 3, 2009 at 9:11 am #

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

  112. DragonsRule
    October 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

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

    • EvenStar
      February 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

      so no way, thats silly

    • drragonwithdrawal
      August 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

      did u 4get that eragon and saphira now know how to make swords?

  113. Anonymous
    October 10, 2009 at 11:31 am #

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

  114. gigadragon
    October 10, 2009 at 11:33 am #

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

  115. Oromis
    October 29, 2009 at 6:36 am #

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

    • Glaedr
      May 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

      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.

  116. gty
    October 29, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    when is 4 book is releasing

    • franks
      January 26, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

      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.

  117. soandso
    November 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

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

  118. Summer
    December 9, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    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.

  119. Summer
    December 9, 2009 at 12:35 am #

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

    • nn
      December 16, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

      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.

      • mikey
        December 30, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

        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…

  120. mezar
    January 9, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    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!

  121. nuno
    January 18, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    when does you forth book come out?

  122. Zazy Z
    February 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

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

  123. murtagh is awsome
    February 20, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

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

  124. KingHenrik
    March 5, 2010 at 1:11 am #

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

  125. ajihad44
    March 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

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

  126. Nuts4newbook
    March 17, 2010 at 1:46 am #

    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.

  127. J-Man-97
    March 25, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

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

  128. love eragon 1
    April 15, 2010 at 11:08 am #

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

  129. CR
    April 16, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    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.

  130. koty
    April 21, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    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!!!!!!!

  131. REX
    April 21, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    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!

  132. GuinieRE
    May 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

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

  133. Eragon lover
    May 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    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.

  134. Kaiiro
    May 16, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    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 :)

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

    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.

  136. Glaedr
    May 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    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

    • jessie
      June 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

      i have been wanting to read the fourth book but i can’t find it anywhere

  137. zack
    May 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    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.

  138. Glaedr
    May 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    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 #

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

      • Glaedr
        June 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

        i agree lets see something new

    • Shanana
      June 24, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

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

    • qweqeqwqrqr
      July 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

      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.

      • arya
        July 30, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

        I agree. the movie left alot out.

    • Oromis
      July 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

      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?

  139. Shanana
    June 24, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

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

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

      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

      • Anonymous
        September 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

        The elf place is Elesmera. :P

    • Anonymous
      September 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

      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.

  140. jessie
    June 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    i wonder when the fourth book is comming out

    • flametounge
      August 14, 2010 at 12:38 am #

      wont you agree, reading the book is much better watching the film they made… actually i did not like the movie… its doesnt go with the flow of the story in the book….

      • thorn
        December 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

        dont think it was good either did you see how the death of his dad happened totally diff

    • Fernando
      August 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

      Well Jessica, me too, I´m ansious….

      • trace
        August 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

        I’m getting anxious, too. We haven’t heard anything in over a year right?

  141. osiris
    September 13, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    when is the 4th book coming out? : )

    • Raven
      September 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

      I have looked everywhere and it seems as though no new information has been circulated. What is up??

  142. topiito
    September 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

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

  143. Arya
    October 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    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!

    • Anonymous
      October 12, 2010 at 11:38 am #

      It’s coming out somewhere in nov 2010

  144. argetlam
    October 27, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    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!

  145. eragon
    October 28, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    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.

  146. anonymous
    October 28, 2010 at 1:41 am #

    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

  147. scullmix
    October 30, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    he needs to hurry up seriously…

  148. scullmix
    October 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    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

  149. Anonymous
    November 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

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

  150. Ogre
    November 6, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    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.

  151. theras
    November 12, 2010 at 9:52 am #

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

    • Anonymous
      November 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

      write more it is good!

  152. Anonymous
    November 24, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    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.

  153. ash
    January 8, 2011 at 4:53 am #

    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…

  154. impatient
    January 25, 2011 at 4:23 am #

    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.

  155. Anonymous
    February 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

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

  156. Anonymous
    February 23, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    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!

  157. ImmortalFantasy
    May 2, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    what is the title of the fourth book?

    • Kat
      May 24, 2011 at 8:24 am #


  158. Randa
    May 27, 2011 at 12:46 am #

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

  159. nosferatu
    July 7, 2011 at 5:12 am #

    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!

  160. anonymous
    July 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

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

  161. Anonymous
    July 23, 2011 at 8:01 am #

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

  162. Anonymous
    December 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Will be 5 book?

  163. thorn
    December 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    what made you write about dragonsandwhen did you make eragon

  164. thorn
    December 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    do you think you’ll write any other dragon books

  165. thorn
    December 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

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

  166. kk
    December 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    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!

    • Crawl
      January 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

      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.

      • AjahaD
        April 7, 2012 at 11:21 am #

        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

  167. Vrael
    January 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    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!

  168. Frazfenix
    January 2, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    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.

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      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.

  169. secret
    January 4, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    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.

  170. Mt. Rushmore
    January 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    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

  171. Anonymous
    January 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

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

  172. eragonfan
    January 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    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 #

      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

  173. Anonymous
    January 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    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!!!!

      February 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

      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!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mr Black
      February 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

      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.

  174. umaroth
    February 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    yes anonymous is right

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  176. Eragon&Saphira
    April 4, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    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 #

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

    • yesan
      April 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

      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.

  177. Fernin
    April 7, 2012 at 11:33 am #

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

  178. inheritancelover
    April 20, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    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!!!!)

  179. chicken
    April 21, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    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

    • Dorjohn
      April 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm #


  180. smitty
    May 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    please right another series i loved you eragon books

  181. Emrys
    June 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm #


    • TJ
      August 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      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.

  182. Grimstborith
    July 15, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

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

  183. Devanshu
    July 27, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    yup your inheritance cycle was really the best

  184. GoldenElundari
    October 12, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    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

  185. Firetongue
    October 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

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

  186. Marple
    January 7, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    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??

  187. Eragon
    January 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    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!!!

    • Infinity
      January 17, 2013 at 12:23 am #

      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!

  188. Shrutugal
    February 21, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    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

  189. agent a
    February 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    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!

  190. Anonymous
    March 22, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    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…

  191. scooter
    April 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

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

  192. dragon boy
    June 9, 2013 at 9:40 am #

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

  193. icefire
    June 15, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    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

    • Me
      July 2, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

      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

  194. Icefire
    June 16, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    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 #

      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

  195. MsPJ
    July 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm #


  196. Someone
    August 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

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

  197. Old Folk
    September 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    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…..

  198. eragon fan
    December 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    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)

  199. Anonymous
    March 20, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    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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