Many readers never got the opportunity to explore the extra content included in the deluxe editions of the Inheritance Cycle. In honor of the holidays, we’re re-releasing this excerpt from Domia Abr Wyrda that was originally included in the special edition of Eldest. Newsletter subscribers received early access.
Heslant the Monk was a member of the Arcaena, a human religious sect that holds all knowledge as sacred. He took a great risk when he published the history of Alagaësia in the volume Domia Abr Wyrda—Dominance of Fate. Heslant was executed for this act of defiance. Galbatorix declared the work and its creator blasphemous and ordered all copies destroyed. The book proved even more important than the monk could have predicted; Eragon would eventually find details on the location of the Vault of Souls hidden with its text.
. . . and I suppose that I should provide a summary of the following content before plunging into its depths, so that the unsuspecting literary enthusiast may decide beforehand whether this is the type of composition he enjoys perusing, lest he find himself suddenly engulfed in the dark and convoluted byways of dwarven politics and only then realize that, no, he would rather read a ballad or a collection of poetry to soothe his stomach after an especially heavy supper in his dining hall.