The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm is a collection of three short stories interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own adventures. It was released on December 31, 2018.

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"A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.

It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.

This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist... penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself!

Relish in the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle."

Three Short Stories Edit

Three short stories are included in the book, each following a different character:

  • "The Fork" – Murtagh's short story and his enchanted fork, Mr Stabby.
  • "The Witch" – Angela is sharing three chapters from her in-progress memoir with Eragon.
  • "The Worm" – An Urgal legend featuring a giant black dragon.

Characters Edit

*Indicates a new character

Chapters Edit

A list of chapters with their respective points of view.

Part One - The Fork:

  1. "Mount Arngor" - Eragon
  2. "A Fork in the Road" - Essie, Murtagh
  3. "The Hall of Colors" - Eragon

Part Two - The Witch:

  1. "Rhymes and Riddles" - Eragon
  2. "On the Nature of Stars" - Angela
  3. "Questions and Answers" - Eragon

Part Three - The Worm:

  1. "Deadfall" - Eragon
  2. "The Worm of Kulkaras" - Ilgra
  3. "New Beginnings" - Eragon


  • Names and Languages
  • Afterword

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