Immerse yourself in the land of Alagaësia in this captivating coloring book that features more than forty pieces of brand-new, exclusive art from award-winning fantasy illustrator Ciruelo, with perforated pages that allow you to easily remove your favorite images for bulletin boards or frames. Also included is a note from Christopher about the vital role of art in his life, and a piece of his own art for readers to color.
It's been a long, wonderful journey following the adventures of Eragon and Saphira, and many people have wondered whether Christopher will ever return to the world of Alagaësia. Yes, he will!
And when? Well, that depends on the speed with which he's able to write the other stories he would like to tell first. But the decade spent dedicated to shaping the destiny of Alagaësia and its characters make it impossible to walk away from the world forever. He cares about it too deeply. Many of the loose ends deliberately left at the end of Inheritance will be addressed in the next book, which we'll call "Book Five" for now. Although it does not directly continue the story of the Inheritance Cycle, it will feature some of the same characters and themes found in the series. In fact, Christopher has future plans for many other Alagaësian tales!
Until then, we'll eagerly anticipate the next adventure: a space-faring quest set in the distant star systems of our universe.
Christopher's latest project, a science fiction novel. Click for more details!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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!
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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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!
This Spanish language companion guide was written by the webmaster of EragonS.com, 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.
In his homeland of Alagaësia, a farm boy named Eragon happens upon a dragon's egg—a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Writers: Peter Buchman (screenplay), Christopher Paolini (novel)
Director: Stefen Fangmeier
Rudyard Kipling (Author), Christopher Paolini (Introduction)
A classic story of friendship between man and beast. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant's secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli's extraordinary journey with his animal friends. Brilliantly introduced by bestselling author, Christopher Paolini.
Dr. Seuss (Author), Christopher Paolini (Introduction)
From his very first book to his very last book, here in one big volume are 13 classic Dr. Seuss stories, everyone’s favorites. All of the words and virtually all of the illustrations are included. Each story is prefaced by a short essay by someone whose life was changed by Dr. Seuss or who is simply an unabashed admirer, including Christopher Paolini.
Jon Scieszka (Author), Christopher Paolini (Contributor)
This fast-paced, high-energy collection of short works features today's most popular writers and illustrators writing about what it means to be a guy. Contributors include Christopher Paolini, Chris Crutcher, Stephen King, Matt Groening, Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, and many more. Includes an all-new foreword by Jon Scieszka and an excerpt from Knucklehead.
John Fleskes (Editor), Christopher Paolini (Introduction)
This Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorative hardcover art book explores the work of the five special guests at this year's event. This lavish edition illuminates the art of: Android Jones, Brom, Iain McCaig, Phil Hale, and Mike Mignola. Individually, these artists are peerless in vision and style. Collectively, they represent a rich cross-section of the best in contemporary art. The breathtaking imagery included here was personally chosen by the artists. Introductions to each gallery are by industry greats Christopher Paolini, Christopher Golden, Lorne Lanning, and William Stout, plus a short interview with Phil Hale by Tray Batey.
Charles Dickens (Author), Christopher Paolini (Introduction)
Based in part on the author’s own life, David Copperfield is the epic story of a young man’s journey of self-discovery – from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the memorable cast of characters he encounters along the way are his brutal stepfather, Mr Murdstone; bubbly Nurse Peggotty; his brilliant, but unworthy schoolmate Steerforth, his eccentric aunt, Betsy Trotwood, the scheming clerk Uriah Heep, the enchanting Dora and the magnificent Mr Macawber – a character much like Dickens’ own father. Full of tragedy and comedy in equal measure, David Copperfield remains one of the most enduring and popular of Dickens’ novels.
John Steinbeck (Author), Christopher Paolini (Foreword)
Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur was the first book that John Steinbeck truly enjoyed reading as a child. Fascinated by Arthurian tales of adventure, knighthood, honor and friendship, in addition to the challenging nuances of the original Anglo-Saxon language, Steinbeck set out to render these stories faithfully and with keen animation for a modern audience. Here then is Steinbeck’s modernization of the adventure of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This edition features a new foreword by Christopher Paolini, and also includes the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the original editor of this volume.