Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Sales: OMG It's finally coming!

This Sunday Sales is dedicated to the wonderfully talented Christopher Paolini and his Inheritance Cycle. Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance comprise the incredible tales of the fictional Alagaesia.
Edit: 8/15/2012 Image removed. I don't want to be sued. It was a picture of the 4 books in the series.
Eragon was self-published in 2002 by Paolini's family press, then republished by Knopf in 2003. Eldest was released in 2005. Brisingr came out in 2008. Inheritance will be released November 8 of this year. Pre-sales are happening now so check Amazon here for information.
For those that are not familiar with the Inheritance Cycle, it follows a poor farm boy, Eragon, turned Dragon Rider, and his dragon Saphira, through their adventures as they rise to defeat the evil Rider and self-styled King Galbatorix. Inheritance is the long awaited culmination of the series, as fans originally expected the series to finish as a trilogy. In 2007, Paolini announced that he was expanding the Inheritance Trilogy into the Inheritance Cycle, and split the 3rd book into two parts. I cannot wait until Inheritance finally comes out!
On a side note, a movie version of Eragon was released in 2006. While I am not normally a fan of books made into movies because they usually suck, this movie looked promising. It had Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, and Rachel Weisz in it, so I was excited. However, the movie was awful. Not just bad. Not just differing from the book. They cut out everything that would be important in the 2nd book. It was the 10th worst rated movie of 2006 according to Rotten Tomatoes. How it managed to get two Saturn Award nominations is beyond me. If you've seen the movie, but haven't read the books, you are really missing out!

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