The new book is scheduled to be released at the end of this year. Paolini himself has told that it would continue the story of Eragon and Saphira and in addition it will contain other stories in Alagaësia. Do you think this will turn in to a new series? Will it answer so many unanswered questions in Inheritance Cycle (like what Meona tree took from Eragon, etc.)?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it concerns a future work. Nov 28, 2018 at 6:34
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    While it concerns a future work, an alternative path to an answer would be a statement by the author or the publisher.
    – SQB
    Nov 28, 2018 at 7:44
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    There are sufficient statements available from Paolini to answer this and it should be reopened.
    – ibid
    Dec 2, 2018 at 21:10

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It is the first book in a series, but it may not be the book you're looking for.

The full title of this book is

"The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia (Volume 1: Eragon)"

As the name implies, this will be followed by other books (presumably from other narrators).

Q: Volume 1???

Christopher Paolini: Heh. That does imply a Vol. 2, doesn't it? :D

(Twitter October 2018)

Christopher Paolini: Glad you liked it. :D There are more in the pipe.

(Reddit December 2018)

However, this is not the "Book V" that Paolini has been teasing since 2011.

Q: Is The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm the long-discussed Book Five that you said you will write?

Christopher Paolini: No. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm is the first volume of a new series of short stories set in the world of Alagaësia. Book Five will be set after the events of this volume.

(Paolini.net FAQ October 2018)

Tl;dr Will this turn into a new series? Yes Will it answer so many unanswered questions in Inheritance Cycle (like what Menoa tree took from Eragon, etc.)? Maybe some of them, but most, including the Menoa Tree, are for Book V

  • Thanks! Can't wait till the book is released.
    – RrR-
    Dec 3, 2018 at 2:46
  • @RakihthaRR - I can't vouch for the authenticity, but there already seem to be people selling FWW on eBay.
    – ibid
    Dec 3, 2018 at 3:03
  • But I thought it was supposed to be released on the end of December, right?
    – RrR-
    Dec 3, 2018 at 3:06
  • @RakihthaRR - Yeah, that's why I'm not sure if they're legit.
    – ibid
    Dec 3, 2018 at 3:07
  • Better to wait and buy the authentic one. ;)
    – RrR-
    Dec 3, 2018 at 3:08

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