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It’s been pretty hard to miss all of the exciting coverage regarding the recently-published Inheritance Almanac here on Shurtugal.com. Originally announced in July of 2010, The Inheritance Almanac is the ultimate and official fan companion guide to the Inheritance cycle. Long-time Shur’tugal readers were shocked and excited to learn that we had been keeping the book a secret for well over two years before finally announcing the project and have since been inquiring as to how all of this came to be. We’d love to tell that story.

This two part behind-the-scenes look at the creation of The Inheritance Almanac, starting with the founding of Shur’tugal and walking through the many inceptions of the book, will hopefully give fans a glimpse into the creation of one of the world’s largest fantasy-oriented fan sites and the process behind creating a 200+ page companion guide. Cycle fans looking to become authors themselves will also enjoy the story and perhaps find inspiration, ideas, and advice for their own personal journey. With part one already released, it’s now time to share the second and final installment of our “Making Of” series!

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It’s been pretty hard to miss all of the exciting coverage regarding the recently-published Inheritance Almanac here on Shurtugal.com. Originally announced in July of 2010, The Inheritance Almanac is the ultimate and official fan companion guide to the Inheritance cycle. Long-time Shur’tugal readers were shocked and excited to learn that we had been keeping the book a secret for well over two years before finally announcing the project and have since been inquiring as to how all of this came to be. We’d love to tell that story.

This two part behind-the-scenes look at the creation of The Inheritance Almanac, starting with the founding of Shur’tugal and walking through the many inceptions of the book, will hopefully give fans a glimpse into the creation of one of the world’s largest fantasy-oriented fan sites and the process behind creating a 200+ page companion guide. Cycle fans looking to become authors themselves will also enjoy the story and perhaps find inspiration, ideas, and advice for their own personal journey. And so we begin…

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The Inheritance Almanac Hits Stores Today!

We are overjoyed to announce that after years of hard work, The Inheritance Almanac – a comprehensive A to Z guide to the world of Alagaesia – is now available in stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, and United Kingdom, with more countries coming soon. The Inheritance Almanac is the only A to Z guide to all things Inheritance currently available, and is officially sanctioned and approved by Christopher Paolini (and published by Random House).

Christopher Paolini’s world of Alagaësia is a magical land, full of mysterious people, objects, and places-one that has captivated millions of fans across the globe. Now, with the Inheritance Fan Book, those fans have a resource in the form of an A-to-Z almanac, where they can find everything they ever wanted to know about this fascinating world. From Arya to Zar’roc, this is an exhaustive encyclopedia about the land of the Inheritance cycle that also offers little-known facts gleaned from dozens of interviews with Christopher Paolini.

Did you know . . .
-that Helgrind, the den of the Raz’ac, is based on a real rock formation?
-that Saphira’s blue-tinted vision was inspired by Paolini’s own color blindness?
-that the Broddrings are the original humans who traveled to Alagaësia with King Palancar?
A must-have book for every Inheritance fan!

We highly recommend visiting our Inheritance Almanac mini-site located at Shurtugal.com/Almanac for more information!

Join us after the break for more information on The Inheritance Cycle, including a sneak peek at the massive amount of exciting promotions, activities, events, and interviews (including a spin on our upcoming Q&A with Christopher Paolini)!

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Christopher Paolini has sent out his latest edition of the Alagaesia News, his periodic newsletter used to connect the author to his fans. It’s been a while since we last heard from Christopher, which means we were in for quite the long letter! Christopher used the opportunity to discuss a number of recent happenings, including the recently-launched sweepstakes to meet the author for dinner in Montana, the now-released Inheritance Almanac,Comic-Con, Patrick Rothfuss, progress on Book 4, and much more! Check out the full newsletter after the jump. View full article »

With the Inheritance Almanac right around the corner, we’ve put together a mini-site to give an overview of the upcoming book. From the mini-site, you’ll be able to see new Inheritance Almanac news as well as learn how you can pre-order the book.

The Inheritance Almanac is a fan resource where you can find everything you ever wanted to know about the fascinating world of Alagaësia.

For more information, visit http://www.shurtugal.com/almanac/. The Inheritance Almanac releases on October 26th and will be available at most major retailers. Be sure to pick up your copy!

Coming Soon to a Shur’tugal Near You

The future of Shur’tugal is looking brighter than ever as we work hard behind-the-scenes to bring our visitors new features, articles, news, podcasts, and more! We wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the exciting upcoming events and features we’ll be rolling out on Shur’tugal over the next month or two.

Kaleb Nation, author of the Bran Hambric series, will join us as a guest blogger to discuss his upcoming book, how Christopher inspired him as a fellow young author, advice for young authors, and more! Kaleb and I will be taking questions from fans in the comment section regarding fantasy writing, being a young author, self publishing, finding a publisher, and more! Now is your chance to get your foot in the door to becoming an author!

Sneak Peek at Bran Hambric: The Specter Key — Kaleb Nation is offering Shur’tugal fans an exclusive video of him reading the first chapter from his upcoming book here on Shur’tugal!

The Inheritance Almanac hits shelves on October 26th! To build momentum for the book’s release, we’ll be releasing a two part editorial series as a behind-the-scenes look at The Inheritance Almanac! The editorial will touch on Shur’tugal’s history, the original idea for a fan guide, how the Almanac came to be, and exactly what you can expect from the official companion guide!

Companion to the Companion series — Shur’tugal will be launching an in-depth look at some of the most heated, outrageous, and fun theories in the Inheritance world in our multi-part series entitled “the Companion to the Companion”, a complimentary theory companion to the upcoming official companion guide to the Inheritance cycle: The Inheritance Almanac. In addition to enjoying staff theories and weighing in with your thoughts and opinions in our comments, readers will be asked to contribute in polls tailored to each individual theory.

Giveaways Galore — We’ll be giving away loads of signed copies of The Inheritance Almanac as well as signed Inheritance memorabilia to celebrate the release of The Inheritance Almanac!

New Shur’tugal and Inheritance Clothing – Just in time for the change in seasons is our new line of Shur’tugal and Inheritance clothing and merchandise! In addition to our old Shur’tugal designs, we’ve launched two new designs based on the hilarity that is Angela the Witch, including a “Beware of Ferrets” t-shirt and our “Avoid roasted cabbage” shirt! (Shirts are $15.99, hoodies are $37.99)

Q&As with Christopher Paolini — Our next Q&A series is still in the works but we’re excited to share that our October/November Q&A will have an exciting twist meant to bring fans closer to Christopher! Stay tuned!
As always, we love and appreciate feedback from our visitors. Is there something realistic and interesting you’d like to see added to Shur’tugal in the future? Let us know in the comments!

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