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The Fork, the witch, and the worm by Christopher Paolini


The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaesia, Volume 1: Eragon Christopher Paolini


Welcome back to Alagaesia!

It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaesia 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 Eldunari, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.

This volume features three original stories set in Alagaesia, 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 the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle. Includes four new pieces of original art by the author! 

New readers will want to catch up with the previous titles to learn all about Alagaesia and its inhabitants with Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance. 

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