In the book Eragon, what species is Angela? I am confused because she looks like a human not an elf, but she is super old.

Is she a different species?


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In Brisingr, Arya stated "If we judge by years and not wisdom, no human would be considered an adult among my kind. Except Galbatorix." Angela says she is human when she said in response "And me".


Angela is presumed to be Human, but this is never explicitly confirmed. It is possible she is one of the Grey Folk.

Paolini has left this character deliberately vague for some reason we will probably discover in Book 5.

Well, since you asked nicely — Book V will feature Angela’s backstory quite prominently.

  • I thought the cycle was already finished? Is there still a book coming?
    – Thomas
    Aug 3, 2017 at 20:03
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    The Cycle is done. But "someday" we will get a sequel that is only known as Book V right now.
    – amflare
    Aug 3, 2017 at 20:24

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