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You asked and we (with the help of Christopher) have delivered: Christopher has generously provided us with a high quality photo of his end-of-Inheritance sketch, posted yesterday, which depicts the final scene in the Inheritance cycle.
We encourage you to check out the full post from yesterday for context on the drawing’s creation.
Click the photo for a full resolution version.
Christopher also provided fans with another sketch from the first page of his journal depicting his interpretation of the end-screen from Marathon Infinity, the third game in the Marathon Trilogy, a series of scifi first person shooter video games:
Christopher Paolini recently showcased his art skills in several drawings included in the Deluxe Edition of Inheritance, which released in North America at the end of October. The author, who is on currently traveling through Italy following a brief promotional tour to promote the Deluxe Edition, took to Twitter to share his latest sketch – a depiction of the final scene in the Inheritance cycle.
Christopher had this to say of his drawing: “Did a little sketch in my journal today. From Inheritance of course. […] I do drawings in my journal every now and then to mark major events. Been waiting to do one to mark the end of the series.”
And the ship sailed onward, gliding serenely down the moonlit river toward the dark lands beyond.
What do you think of Christopher’s portrayal of this iconic Inheritance scene?
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!
We would like to apologize for the recent downtime experienced by our visitors over the past week. Shur’tugal was the target of a malicious internet attack by anonymous individuals who attempted to delete and tamper with network files. Our team was able to block the attack but took the website down as a precaution in order permanently remove the server’s vulnerability, work on stabilizing the websites, and to prepare our network to be brought back online. The issue has since been dealt with, and as you’ve undoubtedly noticed, Shur’tugal is back in service!
To make up for the downtime, we’re able to announce that we’ll soon be sharing tour details for Christopher Paolini’s upcoming North American tour stops and a batch of fresh interviews from Christopher himself. Stay tuned — these are not far off! Thanks for your patience.
Christopher is currently visiting the east coast to attend several book events where he will be giving presentations and signing books for fans. The first stop on his brief trip took him to Washington D.C., where Christopher was a guest at the National Book Festival, an Library of Congress event celebrating all types of literature. Christopher’s visit included a presentation and two massive book signings for Inheritance fans in attendance. We have a number of photos from the event showing just how massive Christopher’s presentation and signings were!
Christopher had an incredible turn-out for his scheduled presentation during the festival and tweeted photos of his crowd during the event to show just how large the group of readers was!
Thanks to festival attendees including author Jarrett Krosoczka and Reddit user mcjobey, we have more photos of Christopher’s events at the National Book Festival:
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!
It isn’t often that we discuss non-Inheritance authors here on Shur’tugal, but every once in a while a unique case comes along. In the past we’ve covered authors such as Michael Scott, the New York Times best-selling author of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel series, and Rachel Hartman, author of Seraphina, who went on to become a New York Times best-selling author herself!
As was the case with Rachel Hartman and Seraphina, up-and-coming author Stefan Bachmann has been blurbed by Christopher Paolini, whose quote about The Peculiar sits prominently on the back of the book, reading:
“Swift, strong, and entertaining. Highly recommended.”
Our sister site Lytherus.com, a hub for everything fantasy and science fiction, has snagged Stefan Bachmann as a featured author this week. We’ll be running an exclusive interview with the author in addition to a book review and three giveaways of his debut release! Bachmann will also be joining our writing team for a one-time guest post! Check out Lytherus over the next week to view all of this content!
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!