Dear Shurtugal.com Visitors,
Like most of our content, this page was designed by humans. We do occasionally employ robots to do our bidding, and we were even once visited by a kind-hearted alien who assisted in coding a particularly troubling countdown clock. But I digress; this page was designed by humans. As you know, humans are flawed creatures prone to the occasional mistake or misgiving.
This page was the creation of a large group of fans who canvassed interviews from 2003 to 2011, hunting for what we took as “confirmed facts” about Book 4. Many of these discovered facts were included as part of the page that once sat here — a list of organized bullet-point facts which we thought were confirmed for Book 4.
Many of these facts did make their way into Book 4; however, some did not. This is where we went wrong, and on behalf of Shurtugal.com and the group of fans who helped to assemble this page, we apologize. Where did we go wrong? We are not sure. We’d love to blame robots or that alien who visited us many moons back, and we’d also love to be able to pinpoint a specific issue. But we can’t. Instead, we can guess: Were things taken out of context or falsely assumed to be confirmed? Did Christopher change his mind on plot points addressed in interviews? Were mistakes made?
Regardless of fault, we are aware that you may have been let down by the list’s inaccuracies. We know this, and we apologize. You expected a list without errors and unfortunately a few were included. We hope you’re able to accept our apology and know that we work hard to maintain the best Inheritance experience on the web. It’s likely we will avoid “confirmed facts” pages in the future, but you never know. If we do go forward with “confirmed facts” pages, they’ll be specifically vetted by myself to ensure their accuracy.
As always, please keep in mind that Shur’tugal is a website run independently from Random House and the Paolini family. I am a one man team and I have done this job for free for the past eight years — because I truly enjoy the community and the fans who help make Shur’tugal one of the best fan communities on the internet. Without you guys, Inheritance wouldn’t be as awesome as it is.
Thanks for your understanding and we’ll see you in Book 5 and beyond!