Author Christopher Paolini
Cover Artist John Jude Palencar
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Release Date November 8, 2011
Type Hardcover, Paperback, Audio, eBook
Pages 880
Preceeded By Brisingr
Followed by None

Inheritance is the final book in the Inheritance Cycle. Originally, there was only suppose to be the three books, Eragon, Eldest, and according to Christopher Paolini, the final book would be called Empire. But while writing the third novel, he realized there would be to many pages in Empire to fit into one book, and the Inheritance Trilogy became the Inheritance Cycle, adding a fourth book. While he was writing Brisingr, he had already written 100 pages of Inheritance.

[edit] Information

  • Inheritance will have a green dragon on the cover.
  • Inheritance will introduce another Dragon Rider, and it hasn't been determined if they fight for The Empire or the Varden.
  • There is a chapter titled "Brains!" in the book.
  • Murtagh will play a bigger role.
  • Werecats will be explained.
  • The remaining prophesies of Angela will be fulfilled. Namely,
  • New type of creature will be revealed.
  • More important characters, such as:
  • The book will be released on November 8, 2011.
  • Eragon will learn more about the nature of Spirits.
  • The fates of Roran and Nasauda will been changed from the original plan.
  • Eragon's Guide to Alagaësia, mainly the written sections, will have some important hints to what will happen.
  • Something related to Brom returning from the dead will happen.
  • Oromis will appear in some fashion.
  • The book will reveal the power and limitations of Eragon's new sword Brisingr.
  • No more Dragon Riders will be revealed.
  • The two women Eragon blessed, "Wolf Eyes" and "Bladesinger" will return.
  • The seven words in the Ancient Language is revealed to Eragon by Brom will be addressed.
  • Unbitr and Vanir will appear.
  • There is chapters from Murtagh's point of view.

[edit] Sneak Peek

The paperback edition of Brisingr, includes the fourth chapter, King Cat, from Inheritance. It can be also read on's page for the paperback edition.

[edit] Cover flap Summary

"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?"

"This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle."

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