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13th May '16 4:08:03 PM CrazyUncleNikola
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An officially endorsed guidebook, ''The Inheritance Almanac'', was released in October of 2010.

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An officially endorsed guidebook, ''The Inheritance Almanac'', was released in October of 2010.
2010. A 5th stand-alone book continuing the story is planned at some point, but is not being actively written.
28th Apr '16 3:20:27 PM Cupcakes
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* AmplifierArtifact: By storing energy in gems, they can be turned into power-sources that will up the magical abilities of anyone using them.

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* AmplifierArtifact: By storing energy in gems, they can be turned into power-sources that will up the magical abilities of anyone using them. They're also commonly used as lights when more common methods are impractical or dangerous but damaging one of them results in a big explosion.
26th Apr '16 7:12:02 PM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:209: Cover of the first book, ''Eragon'']]

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[[caption-width-right:209: [[caption-width-right:300: Cover of the first book, ''Eragon'']]
''Eragon''.]]
28th Mar '16 1:22:42 PM DarkDuel
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* TitleDrop: In each book. ''Eragon'' is obvious. The climax of ''Eldest'' drops both the book's title and the title of the series, when [[spoiler:Murtagh takes Za'roc from Eragon as his '''inheritance''' from their father. After all, he ''is'' the '''eldest''' brother]].

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* TitleDrop: In each book. ''Eragon'' is obvious. The climax of ''Eldest'' drops both the book's title and the title of the series, when [[spoiler:Murtagh takes Za'roc from Eragon as his '''inheritance''' from their father. After all, he ''is'' the '''eldest''' brother]].brother]] ''Brisingr'', the third book, is both the true name of "fire" and the very first spell Eragon ever cast(way back in the first book). More significantly, it is also [[spoiler: the name he gives to his new sword after it is forged]]...with interesting results.
26th Mar '16 11:02:20 AM dvorak
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* EldritchAbomination: Galbatorix' dragon is so insanely huge Eragon initially thinks it's part of the castle. He has a minor freakout when he figures it out.
22nd Jan '16 8:58:52 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* {{Tyrannicide}}: In ''Inheritence'', [[spoiler:it is Eragon who kills Galbatorix, the BigBad and current ruler of Alagaesia]].
20th Jan '16 11:10:46 AM JujuP
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* {{Tyrannicide}}: In ''Inheritence'', [[spoiler:it is Eragon who kills Galbatorix, the BigBad and current ruler of Alagaesia]].
18th Jan '16 9:35:42 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* ''[[TrilogyCreep Inheritance]]'' (November 8, 2011)

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* ''[[TrilogyCreep Inheritance]]'' (November 8, 2011)(2011)



* SurpriseParty: In ''Brisingr'', after Eragon returns to the Varden's camp and gets settled in, he heads off with Nasuada to what he thinks is going to be a boring dinner of political conversation with nobles who want to fawn over him and his dragon Saphira. But when Nasuada opens the flap to the tent, it turns out to be a surprise party arranged by her and Eragon's adoptive brother Roran featuring most of the villagers of his hometown of Carvahall and many other people he knows and likes.

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* SurpriseParty: In ''Brisingr'', after Eragon returns to the Varden's camp and gets settled in, he heads off with Nasuada to what he thinks is going to be a boring dinner of political conversation with nobles who want to fawn over him and his dragon Saphira. But when Nasuada opens the flap to the tent, it turns out to be a surprise party arranged by her and Eragon's adoptive brother Roran featuring most of the villagers of his hometown of Carvahall and many other people he knows and likes.likes (but not Arya, for some reason).



* TonightSomeoneDies: [[spoiler: In addition to a death in the book's first chapter, Hrothgar at the end of book two. In book three, Master Oromis, the OldMaster. Glaedr survives in his Eldunari but is physically dead, and exists merely as an Eldunari in the final book. Also, Islanzadi in the final book.]]

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* TonightSomeoneDies: [[spoiler: In addition to a death Ajihad dying in the book's first chapter, Hrothgar at the end of book two. In book three, Master Oromis, the OldMaster. Glaedr survives in his Eldunari but is physically dead, and exists merely as an Eldunari in the final book. Also, Islanzadi in the final book.]]
6th Jan '16 8:07:58 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* BeardOfSorrow: Roran grows one after [[spoiler: Katrina is kidnapped by the Ra'zac.]]

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* BeardOfSorrow: Roran grows one after [[spoiler: Katrina is kidnapped by the Ra'zac.]]Ra'zac]] to disguise himself from his enemies.



* BittersweetEnding: Yeah, [[spoiler: Galby is dead,]] but half the surviving [[spoiler: Eldunarya are insane, Arya and Eragon and Firnen and Saphira have to be separated, Nasuada has a whole lot on her plate, and Murtagh and Thorn are outcast. Eragon has to leave Alagaesia forever too.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: Yeah, [[spoiler: Galby The BigBad is dead,]] but half the surviving [[spoiler: Eldunarya are insane, Arya and Eragon and Firnen and Saphira the couples have to be separated, Nasuada has a whole lot on her plate, and the duty of queen, Murtagh and Thorn are outcast. outcast and Eragon has to leave Alagaesia forever too.]]]] Although that was [[spoiler: something of a ForegoneConclusion]].



* {{Forgiveness}}: Forgiveness is something of a theme in the series. In ''Eldest'', after Saphira apologizes to Eragon for giving him the cold-shoulder throughout most of the book because she was infatuated with Glaedr, Eragon tells her that "Family members forgive one another, even if they don't always understand why someone acts in a certain way. You are as much my family as Roran— more."

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* {{Forgiveness}}: Forgiveness is something of a theme in the series. In ''Eldest'', after Saphira apologizes to Eragon for giving him the cold-shoulder throughout most of the book because she was infatuated with Glaedr, Eragon tells her that "Family members forgive one another, even if they don't always understand why someone acts in a certain way. You are as much my family as Roran— [[UnfortunateImplications more." "]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Brom, Ajihad, Hrothgar, and Oromis. Glaedr just happens to have survived by giving away his 'heart of hearts']].

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Brom, Ajihad, Hrothgar, and Oromis.[[spoiler:Many characters. Glaedr just happens to have survived by giving away his 'heart of hearts']].



* LukeIAmYourFather: Used ''twice''.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Used ''twice''.''twice'']].
5th Jan '16 9:25:01 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* TonightSomeoneDies: Prior to the release of ''Brisingr'', Christopher Paolini announced that a major character would die at the end of the book. That character was [[spoiler: Oromis, the OldMaster. Glaedr survives in his Eldunari but is physically dead.]]

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* TonightSomeoneDies: Prior [[spoiler: In addition to a death in the release of ''Brisingr'', Christopher Paolini announced that a major character would die book's first chapter, Hrothgar at the end of the book. That character was [[spoiler: book two. In book three, Master Oromis, the OldMaster. Glaedr survives in his Eldunari but is physically dead.dead, and exists merely as an Eldunari in the final book. Also, Islanzadi in the final book.]]
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