If you enjoyed Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series then you’ll be pleased to learn that Eragon is set to return in a new book called The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm – Tales From Alagaësia (Volume 1: Eragon). The book will see Paolini return to his fantasy world for the first time since Inheritance was published in 2011.
The book will be a collection of three short stories which are interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own travels. The book’s official website gives a synopsis which reads:
“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. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and 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!”
The book will be 288 pages long and also features a new map and illustrations from Paolini. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm is set to be released at the very end of the year on December 31st.
In a brief message to readers, Paolini wrote: “Greetings Friends! After so many years spent working on other projects, it was an enormous pleasure to return to the world of Alagaësia with The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. Writing about Eragon and Saphira again felt like arriving home after a long journey. These stories mean a great deal to me, and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. (They are but the first taste of many more to come.) Prepare yourselves, Dragon Riders. Things are not always what they seem. . . .”
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