· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 12 and up
· December 31, 2018 · $16.99 · 978-1-9848-9486-1 (1-9848-9486-2)
Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling collection of stories based in the world of Eragon and the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle.
A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. When a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend surface, Eragon is faced with a much-needed distraction that may lead to a new perspective.
This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist . . . penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself!
Also includes four new pieces of original art by the author.
"Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington Post
Praise for The Inheritance Cycle:
A #1 New York Times Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A #1 USA Today Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
"An authentic work of great talent." —New York Times Book Review
“The new ‘It’ book of children’s lit.” –U.S. News & World Report
"Paolini is a spellbinding fantasy writer." —The Boston Globe
"A breathtaking and unheard of success." —USA Today
“Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.”—Booklist, Starred
“Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy.”—School Library Journal
Christopher Paolini's abiding love of fantasy inspired him to write the Inheritance Cycle, which quickly became an internationally bestselling series. He began the first draft of the introductory book in the series, Eragon, at age fifteen. Christopher draws inspiration for the world of Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, from the natural beauty that surrounds his home in Montana: the tumultuous weather, the roaring Yellowstone River, and the soaring Beartooth Mountains. Find out more about Christopher and the Inheritance Cycle at paolini.net.