The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

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The internationally bestselling fantasy sensation is back, with brand-new stories set in the world of Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle!

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 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.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781984894885
1984894889
9781984894861
1984894862
9781984894878
1984894870
Branch Call Number: e-book
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 26, 2019

This book is not so much a story in itself as a collection of them. But while I would love another full-fledged Eragon book, I think this works. It gives us brief glimpses into the world of Alagaesia and its characters sometime after the events of Inheritance, which will always be of great interest. This book could serve as a springboard for a new series based in that world, or it could exist as its own thing. Either way it works! My only problem is that the story on Angela doesn’t actually reveal much about her. But then again, if we knew how Angela ticked, then she wouldn’t be Angela, so I, like Eragon, have some mixed feelings about that part of the book. But no matter what, long-time Inheritance fans need to read this! Ten out of ten! @R2-D2 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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Dixiedog2
Apr 21, 2019

I simply love the Inheritance Series Books starting with 'Eragon.' 'The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm' was my seventh Christopher Paolini book. Recommended reading by Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing-too. Taylor. A.

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indigo_cheetah_571
Apr 08, 2019

I have been waiting for this book for 4 years since I finished the others. It’s about time we get more. I so glad to be able to revisit my favorite characters again.

LPL_ColtonS Mar 20, 2019

Thank the gods, we're back in Alegasia! Paolini returns to the world of the Inheritance Cycle with this trio of short stories. A restless Eragon seeks peace from his duties in the stories and visions related to him by the elder dragons, who have been keeping an eye on the land. Well known characters like Murtagh, Elva, and Angela the Herbalist make a return in their own stories, that of Angela being written by Angela Paolini, the original inspiration for the character. Paolini's expert world, race, and culture building are points that have always stood out in his writing. Now they show as he continues to spin tales from his own cast of original characters, combining new concepts with the familiarity of old friends.

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Chinderixx
Mar 04, 2019

This book was a super easy read! Out of the threes stories, I think I liked the last one the best. The Fork, the Witch and the Worm picks up about a year after the ending of the Inheritance Cycle and has Eragon trying to juggle some of his responsibilities and problems. While doing this, he takes away some lessons (from each of the short stories) and tries to apply them to whatever he's dealing with. I enjoyed the stories, because I think the Paolinis did a good job of trying to make them all have positive messages. I just wish this book was longer. I think it would have been fun to have another big novel or big book five, but I guess not.

Entertaining, but I'm not sure if it is worth all the hype it has gotten. Reading this only whetted my appetite for more Inheritance books. Based on how this one goes, I'm fairly confident we'll see more adventures, but this was more of an appetizer than a main course.

Of the three short stories included, the third is by far the best of the lot. Better yet, it builds on existing lore and really brings home some of the assertions about the Urgals.

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mauve_bird_127
Jan 05, 2019

This is the book we have long been awaiting...

DCLteens Dec 17, 2018

A 2018 Must-Read Young Adult pick! The internationally bestselling fantasy sensation is back, with brand-new stories set in the world of Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle! Get on hold today!

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cdbailey5
Oct 27, 2018

It's about time Mr. Paolini! I came to love your books almost 15yrs ago, while introducing a new series to my elementary child, Josiah. We instantly fell in love with Eragon's wild adventures, a great segway after the Magic Tree House and 39 Clues Series. Thank you for bringing your character back to life once more. Again, well done!
C. Bailey

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Chinderixx
Mar 04, 2019

ERAGON: "And what am I supposed to do with this?"
ANGELA: "Read it, of course! Why else would I traipse across the whole of Alagaesia and beyond but to get the informed opinion of a man raised as an illiterate farmer?"
ERAGON: "Very funny."

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Chinderixx
Mar 04, 2019

TORNAC: "That's a very impressive scar. You should be proud of it."
ESSIE: Why? It's ugly, and I hate it."
TORNAC: "Because a scar means you survived. It means you're tough and hard to kill. It means you lived. A scar is something to admire."

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Chinderixx
Mar 04, 2019

Chinderixx thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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