Preorder Christopher’s New Book: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm!

We are thrilled to announce that Christopher has returned to the world of Eragon! The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm (Tales from Alagaësia Vol. 1: Eragon), will be released December 31, 2018. You can preorder now (links below) or purchase in any bookstore on the release date. In addition to original stories from Christopher, it also features a section written by none other than Christopher’s sister, Angela, who was the inspiration for Angela the herbalist. Ladies and gentlemen, it is our pleasure to introduce . . . .

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

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A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course.

Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective. This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist . . . penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself! Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle.


Here is what our intrepid authors have to say about all this exciting news.


Greetings Friends! After so many years spent working on other projects, it was an enormous pleasure to return to the world of Alagaësia with The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. Writing about Eragon and Saphira again felt like arriving home after a long journey. These stories mean a great deal to me, and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. (They are but the first taste of many more to come.) Prepare yourselves, Dragon Riders. Things are not always what they seem. . . .


It was an honor and a delight to give words to the character Angela the herbalist, who bears my name. Christopher and I had collaborated informally before, but this marks the first time I have written from the herbalist’s point of view. In this story we glimpse a few key moments from the enigmatic witch’s extraordinary life and get a hint at her future plans.

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