I'm doing an assignment for class about Eragon. I'm wondering about the setting. Is Alagaesia an island?
"Do you remember what I told you about how the elves came over the sea?"
- page. 169
I know that this implies that Alagaesia was an unexplored continent, but it could also imply that it was an unexplored island. Then what about the map? It only shows part of the... setting. You don't know if it's a continent/big hunk of land or only an island. I guess that it makes more sense for it to be a continent, but I'm not sure. However, if there are any extremely careful readers, they might know. Thanks for the support!
Extra note: If it was a continent, there would be other people on it, even if unmapped. If the Empire doesn't explore the island/continent, then won't the other population/country explore and (might) invade the Empire?