Announcement: Inheritance Deluxe Edition by Christopher Paolini


paolini-inheritancedeluxeLast year saw some big book releases!

Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss and A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin were two of them, huge books that fans had been waiting years for. Both of them are middle books in their respective series though, with next installments currently being written.

Only one book anxiously waited for by millions of fans worldwide wrapped up its beloved series!

And now that book is being released in a Deluxe Edition!

Here is a press release about Inheritance Deluxe Edition by Christopher Paolini, as well as information about two other releases Paolini fans might be interested in:



Knopf to publish Inheritance Deluxe Edition with Never-Before-Seen Artwork by Paolini, Inheritance Paperback and Series Boxed Set on October 23, 2012

New York, NY, June 18, 2012—Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers will publish the INHERITANCE DELUXE EDITION by Christopher Paolini this fall, it was announced today by Nancy Hinkel, Vice President and Publishing Director of the imprint. On October 23rd, Knopf will simultaneously release Inheritance in paperback, as well as the Inheritance cycle Boxed Set, which includes the four books that make up the series (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance), in paperback.

The new releases follow the November 8, 2011 publication of Inheritance, the fourth and final installment of the #1 bestselling Inheritance cycle, which achieved the highest first-day sale in 2011 of any fiction or non-fiction, adult or children’s title published in the U.S. and Canada, selling a staggering 489,500 copies in print, digital and audio formats.

The INHERITANCE DELUXE EDITION (On sale October 23, 2012 / $29.99) includes—in addition to the full text of Inheritance—gorgeous never-before-seen artwork by Christopher Paolini; an exclusive, full-color foldout poster by award-winning artist John Jude Palencar; a letter from Jeod, one of Eragon’s confidantes, summarizing life after the final scene of the series; a letter from Paolini to fans reflecting on the series, and a new scene within the text.

A major national marketing and publicity campaign will support the new releases, and will include select national appearances by Paolini at publication. Details regarding events will be announced at a later date.

The Inheritance cycle is available in 125 countries in 49 languages, and together the four books in the series have sold 34 million copies worldwide. Executive Editor Michelle Frey edits the series.

Paolini toured eighteen cities in the U.S. and Canada in support of the release of Inheritance, beginning in November 2011, followed by a European tour that took him to fourteen cities and towns in six countries. Paolini is currently touring in Australia and New Zealand.


By Christopher Paolini
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers / On sale October 23, 2012
HC ISBN: 978-0-449-81319-5 / $29.99
GLB ISBN: 978-0-449-81320-1 / $32.99
EBOOK: 978-04-498-1321-8 / $15.99

INHERITANCE (Trade Paperback)
By Christopher Paolini
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers / On sale October 23, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-375-84631-1 / $15.99

INHERITANCE CYCLE BOXED SET (4-copy, Trade Paperback)
Includes Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance
By Christopher Paolini

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers / On sale October 23, 2012

ISBN: 978-0-449-81322-5 / $54.96

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers is an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG, a leading international media company.

As you can see, Eragon fans will want Inheritance Deluxe Edition, as it features some new artwork, additional writing from Paolini, and a nice format for the book!

Inheritance Deluxe Edition will be published October 23, 2012 in fine bookstores everywhere!