A big thank you to everyone who participated in Christopher’s live Q&A on Facebook in February! For those of you that missed the event, we’ve collected the questions and will repost them in our Q&A series–the first batch is below. Keep an eye out for our next installment and don’t forget to peruse our Q&A archive for hundreds of answers to fans’ most pressing (and hairsplitting) questions!
Andrew Tidswell: What happened to Galbatorix’s original sword, and do you have a name for it? Did he see wielding Vrangr as more of a power statement?
Vrangr was *definitely* a power statement. His original sword was placed into storage after Galbatorix defeated Vrael. No name for it, though.
Johann Polak: Little hello from France! Do elves know some things about the dwarves’ gods? Especially Gunthera?
And hello from Montana! Yes, elves know about the dwarves’ gods, but whether they truly understand the nature of the dwarf gods is a different question altogether. There are some deep and powerful forces in Alagaësia that rarely show themselves but that nevertheless still have great influence. Some of these forces we’ve already seen (the Eldunarí, for one). Some we’ve glimpsed in passing. And some Eragon and his cohorts still remain almost entirely ignorant of. (Though not Angela. Angela knows many things.)