The Inheritance Cycle

10thAnniversaryCoverSmallEragon: Collector’s Edition—Christopher Paolini

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Eragon, a special edition of the runaway bestseller with a blue faux leather cover, six pieces of exclusive artwork from award-winning artists John Jude Palencar (original artist of the Inheritance Cycle book covers), Michael Hague, Donato Giancola, Ciruelo Cabral, and Raoule Vitale, as well as Christopher Paolini. The book also includes a new essay from Christopher about how art has inspired his work. Click here to view praise for Eragon.

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eragonEragon (Book One)—Christopher Paolini

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire. Click here to view praise for Eragon.

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eldestEldest (Book Two)—Christopher Paolini

Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns…

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust.

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brisingrBrisingr (Book Three)—Christopher Paolini

Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.

It’s been only months since Eragon first uttered “brisingr,” the ancient language term for fire. Since then, he’s not only learned to create magic with words-he’s been challenged to his very core. Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still, there is more adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

First is Eragon’s oath to his cousin, Roran: to help rescue Roran’s beloved from King Galbatorix’s clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength-as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices-choices that will take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?

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inheritanceInheritance (Book Four)

Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

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eragon eldest omnibusEragon and Eldest (Omnibus)—Christopher Paolini

Enjoy every word of the first two books in the Inheritance cycle, Eragon and Eldest, in one convenient volume. This omnibus edition features brand new cover art and never before seen original manuscript pages!

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Inheritance Cycle Boxed Sets—Christopher Paolini

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Official Companion Guides


eragons guideEragon’s Guide to Alagaesia—Christopher Paolini

From the creators of the bestselling books Dragonology, Egyptology, Piratelogy, and others, this is a never-before-seen glimpse into the world of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance cycle. Alagaësia comes alive in a lush and detailed look at an unforgettable magical land. From elves, dwarves, Urgals, humans, and dragons, to the natural landscape and the magic it contains, Eragon himself offers the reader an unsurpassed tour. This oversized, full-color book provides 15 spreads chock full of spectacular artwork, engaging novelty elements, and fascinating insights into Eragon’s home. With gorgeous jewels adorning the cover and pages filled with envelopes, gatefolds, samples of dragon skin, and more, Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia is sure to appeal to the legions of fans of Christopher Paolini’s bestselling Inheritance cycle.

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inheritance almanacThe Inheritance Almanac—Mike Macauley, Webmaster of

Christopher Paolini’s world of Alagaësia is a magical land, full of mysterious people, objects, and places-one that has captivated millions of fans across the globe. Now, with the Inheritance Fan Book, those fans have a resource in the form of an A-to-Z almanac, where they can find everything they ever wanted to know about this fascinating world.  From Arya to Zar’roc, this is an exhaustive encyclopedia about the land of the Inheritance cycle that also offers little-known facts gleaned from dozens of interviews with Christopher Paolini.

Did you know . . .

  • That Helgrind, the den of the Raz’ac, is based on a real rock formation?
  • That Saphira’s blue-tinted vision was inspired by Paolini’s own color blindness?
  • That the Broddrings are the original humans who traveled to Alagaësia with King Palancar?

A must-have book for every Inheritance fan!

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Mas_alla_de_los_dragonesMas alla de los dragones—Alex Vivaut

This Spanish language companion guide was written by the webmaster of, the Spanish Inheritance fan website. The author interviewed Christopher Paolini in his home in Montana. Here he reveals the keys, readings and dreams that led the young author to write Eragon. Paolini traveled throughout the U.S. from library to library to promote and sell Eragon before being discovered by Random House. Why he decided to write. How his first book led to a trilogy and how they got to Hollywood.

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