What a treat to return to Alagaësia after so many years and spend some time with these beloved characters! This short story collection provides a few tidbits and treats for long-term Inheritance Cycle fans, as well as what appear to be clues for another novel to come... fingers crossed! Recommended By Leah C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Set in Paolini’s well-known world of Alagaësia, which has captivated over 35 million readers worldwide since Eragon was published in 2005, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm includes three all-new stories, interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own unfolding adventure. The book includes four pieces of original art by Paolini and memoir pages from botanist Angela the herbalist, penned by Christopher’s sister, Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character. The first story begins a year after Eragon has departed Alagaësia to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. 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. A vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.
About the Author
Christopher Paolini's love of fantasy and the natural beauty that surrounds his home in Montana inspired him to begin writing the Inheritance Cycle at age fifteen. He became a #1 New York Times bestselling author at nineteen and spent the next decade immersed in the world of Alagaësia. Also an accomplished artist, Christopher drew the interior art for the books.