Traveling the Globe With #MyEragon and #EragonWorldWide

Thanks for making Fan Appreciation Month a success! It was a pleasure to hear from many of you who are part of the Inheritance Cycle community.

It’s been a real treat to see pictures of the Inheritance Cycle from all around the world. It still amazes me that all those books are actually out there! And it was an equal treat to watch the videos where people read the first paragraph of Eragon in their native language. I know I’m biased, but as far as I’m concerned, you’re the best fans out there. Thank you!

       – Christopher Paolini

Readers joined our virtual #EragonWorldwide tour, sharing photos of themselves alongside their favorite book in the cycle.

International fans read the first paragraph of Eragon in their native languages for the #MyEragon campaign, highlighting the series’ wide reach and its dozens of translations:

Eragon in French, by Rémi H.:

Eragon in Portuguese by Thais Constalonga Gavinelli:

Eragon in Indonesian by @fadilarhmsr:

Eragon in Dutch by Nick Dorlandt:

Eragon in Italian by Matteo Servadio:

A map of the many countries Paolini.net guests hail from further illustrates the Inheritance Cycle’s global audience. Please note that areas on the map displayed in darker blue denote a higher concentration of visitors:

A map of the many countries Paolini.net visitors hail from

Earlier in the week, we shared stories from readers telling how the series affected their lives. You can read those vignettes on our blog and our Tumblr page, and you can also share your experience here.

To everyone who has sent in a personal recollection about the Inheritance Cycle, thank you. I find myself somewhat at a loss for words. As I’ve said at various times in the past, it’s easy for an author to forget the influence their writing can have (if they’re lucky) in the wider world. Reading your accounts has, even more than book tour, left me touched and astounded at the ways in which these books have affected your lives. I was only trying to challenge and entertain myself when I started Eragon. In my wildest imaginings, I never thought that anything I put down would mean half as much to anyone else as it did to me. So again, thank you. From the deepest part of my heart; thank you.

And yes, like you, I long to return to Alagaësia. There is still so much to be seen and done. Someday, I hope. Someday.

Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass!

       – Christopher Paolini

Lastly, we want to share our heartfelt thanks for the support and participation from our fan community over the past decade. You are the best!

Mike Macauley

About Mike Macauley

Mike Macauley is the founder of Shurtugal.com, editor in chief of Lytherus.com, and author of The Inheritance Almanac. Mike can be found on Twitter at @mikemacauley.