Christopher Paolini will be the featured author on Lytherus, Shur’tugal’s sister site for everything fantasy, science fiction, and horror, for the next week! The author will be joining the staff of Lytherus for a full line-up of new content, including a brand new interview, an exclusive guest post written by Christopher, two sets of giveaways, and more!
Here’s a full breakdown of Christopher’s events:
Update: Christopher’s week on Lytherus has come to an end! Be sure to view all of the great featured week content by clicking on the links above. Entries for the final giveaway close on January 29th, so be sure to get your entries in! Be sure to check out Lytherus for more from Christopher, as well as all of the latest news, reviews, and commentary within the worlds of fantasy and scifi!
Christopher Paolini will be hitting the internet to host a live Twitter chat with his fans tonight using the Twitter hashtag #rhkidschat! Christopher is currently on a short tour to promote the release of the Inheritance Deluxe Edition, which hit store shelves across North America on Tuesday! The chat will last approximately one hour, so make sure to “arrive” on time! (You’ll need a Twitter account to participate.)
When not participating in a live Twitter interview, Christopher can be found on his own official Twitter handle at @InheritanceCP!
The Inheritance Deluxe Edition went on sale in stores across North America today, marking almost one year since the release of Inheritance! Following in the footsteps of the three prior Deluxe Edition releases for Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr, the Inheritance Deluxe Edition aims to provide a collectable version of Inheritance jam-packed with new art and content from Christopher himself.
The new set — which we will be running a review of shortly — features a letter from Christopher introducing the book and describing his work on the series over the past decade. The book also features an epilogue-like letter from Jeod, which catches readers up on some of their favorite characters as they live life in Alagaesia after the events of Inheritance. Additionally, Christopher made scene changes and additions throughout the book. You can also find two pieces of artwork drawn by Christopher himself alongside an exclusive fold-out poster of Shruikan painted by John Jude Palencar!
You can order your copy of the Delue Edition of Inheritance through Amazon for $19.79!
Random House has announced that Christopher Paolini will be hitting the road again for a brief promotional tour to celebrate next week’s release of the Deluxe Edition of Inheritance! Christopher will be making four scheduled stops in Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas in addition to one Twitter live-chat the author will be hosting with all of his fans. You can find all of the tour specifics over on Alagaesia.com, which lists dates and locations for the four stops in the above states. The mini-tour kicks off on October 23rd, so be sure to make your plans soon!
Will you be picking up a copy of the Deluxe Edition of Inheritance? The book features a lot more than just a beautiful gold-foil cover, including deleted scenes, new scenes, new pieces of art, a fold-out Shruikan poster, additional commentary from Christopher, and more! You can pre-order a copy of the book through Amazon for $19.79!
John Jude Palencar is known for his work in the fantasy, scifi, and horror art genres, and within the Inheritance community, is known for illustrating Saphira, Thorn, Glaedr, and Firnen on the covers of the Inheritance cycle. Today the artist announced in a blog post that he’ll be adding one more Inheritance dragon to his collection: Shruikan, Galbatorix’s black dragon! While the artwork won’t be featured on the cover of any North American copies of Inheritance, it will find a place within the upcoming Inheritance Deluxe Edition as an exclusive fold-out poster (confirmed by Christopher Paolini on Twitter).
Palencar’s blog post tackle’s the artist’s love/hate relationship with dragons in art and gives an in-depth look at his past (and future) dragon-based artwork. In addition — and perhaps most exciting — was a sneak-peek at the Shruikan artwork:
What do you think of the preview?
Don’t miss out on the exciting new content, including deleted scenes, new scenes, new pieces of art, additional commentary from Christopher, and more. Pre-order the Inheritance Deluxe Edition today!
Also, be sure to check out John Jude Palencar’s full blog post detailing many of the dragons he’s painted since becoming an artist!
Christopher Paolini continues to stay active on his official Twitter account, where he recently confirmed that he will be hitting the road — again! — to promote the upcoming release of the Deluxe Edition of Inheritance. As a reminder from Christopher himself, the Deluxe Edition (hitting stores on October 2), will contain:
Christopher has also informed fans that he’ll be traveling over the next two weeks for several events before embarking on a small book tour to promote the Deluxe Edition’s release:
Details on the tour are scarce, but we’re working with our friends at Random House to bring you more information as soon as it’s made available!
Random House and Christopher Paolini have announced that they will be releasing an enhanced version of the Inheritance Deluxe Edition e-book which, in addition to the new content already featured in the Inheritance Deluxe Edition, will also include 17 never-before-seen videos of Christopher Paolini discussing various aspects of the book as you read through.
Christopher’s videos will pop up after you read certain sections of the book, discussing what you just read and revealing exclusive and incredibly interesting behind-the-scenes information.
The INHERITANCE DELUXE Enhanced Ebook with Video (On sale October 23, 2012 / $13.99) includes all the features of the hardcover Deluxe, plus 17 exclusive videos that take readers behind the scenes with Christopher Paolini for a unique reading experience, as he shares stories and secrets about Inheritance. Videos are embedded throughout the text, allowing readers to watch Paolini’s commentary on scenes as they unfold. He touches on topics and characters ranging from the Capture of Nasuada, the Siege of Urû’baen, the Fall of Galbatorix, Angela the Herbalist, and his thoughts on returning to the world of Alagaësia in the future.
In addition to the full text of Inheritance, the Deluxe Edition includes never-before-seen artwork by Christopher Paolini, a letter from Paolini to fans reflecting on the series, and a new scene within the text.
You can pre-order the Inheritance Deluxe Edition through Amazon for only $19.79 (pre-ordering through Amazon supports Shur’tugal and saves you over $10!). Both versions of the Deluxe Edition will hit stores on October 23rd!
As we recently reported, Christopher Paolini has been nominated for the Children’s Choice Book Awards Teen Author of the Year award for Inheritance! The Children’s Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages. Voting is still open (and will remain open until May 3rd), and we encourage all fans to vote for Christopher! Voting is simple and is open to USA and international residents. You can cast your vote here!
To win a signed copy of Inheritance, head on over to the giveaway page on Good Reads to enter. The giveaway will close on April 20th, so enter quickly!
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We recently announced that Christopher will be hitting the road again this spring and early summer to tour the United Kingdom and Europe on the second leg of his Inheritance book tour. Now, with help from our friends at Random House Australia, we are able to announce that Christopher will also be headed to Australia and New Zealand following his European tour! Keep reading for dates and more information. View full article »