Christopher Paolini Returns to the World of ‘Eragon’ With ‘Murtagh’

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Knopf Books for Young Readers

As part of the celebration surrounding the 20th anniversary of Eragon (and the Inheritance Cycle), author Christopher Paolini will return to Alagaësia with a new novel! Murtagh will follow the fan favorite character in a new adventure.

“The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society. Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems. In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. ‘Murtagh’ is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return.”

In addition, Eragon will be getting a special rerelease for its anniversary. Eragon: The Illustrated Edition will be available November 7 with illustration from Sidharth Chaturvedi. You can preorder the new edition here. Murtagh will be released the same day, and you can preorder it here. Paolini also announced that newly packaged paperback editions of the Inheritance Cycle will release on April 25 with bonus content.

Paolini will also return to the world of the Inheritance Cycle on screen, with Disney+ currently developing a live-action series based on the books. Stay tuned for more news as we get it!

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