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Audio News: Christopher Paolini and Brisingr News!

Following the #1 bestselling novels Eragon and Eldest, the third book in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance cycle, BRISINGR, will be released by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers and Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio. BRISINGR (BRIS-ing-gr), an Old Norse word for fire, will be familiar to fans of the cycle as the first word in the ancient language that Eragon hears. The cover art for BRISINGR has been illustrated by the renowned John Jude Palencar, illustrator of both the Eragon and Eldest covers.

“BRISINGR is one of the first words I thought of for this title, and it’s always felt right to me,” said Christopher Paolini. “As the first ancient-language word that Eragon learns, it has held particular significance for his legacy as a Dragon Rider. In this new book, it will be revealed to be even more meaningful than even Eragon could have known.”

Originally slated for release on September 23, 2008, the audiobook and hardcover edition will now go on sale at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2008.

In hardcover, Eragon and Eldest have been international sensations, selling a combined 12.5 million copies worldwide.

For more information about Christopher Paolini, and for audio clips of Eragon and Eldest, please visit our Inheritance Cycle homepage.

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