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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

(Tales from Alagaësia #1)

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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 h
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Hardcover, 281 pages
Published December 31st 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Miranda Reads
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The tales contained in this volume are all true, and every one is false. I leave it to the discerning reader to untangle the contrary strands of history...
Oh. My. God. I can't breathe.

My prayers have been answered.

I am an absolutely massive long-time fan of Paolini's work and have spent the last seven years of my life pining over this series.

But that is all in the past - because his new book came out. A NEW BOOK!!!! (*cue the hyperventilating*)

I just...whew...getting a bit dizzy from
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Kai
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, owned
"Does the eagle worry about the length of the day? Does the bear or the deer or the fish in the sea? No. So why should you?"

This new instalment from the world of Eragon and Saphira was more than I hoped it would be. Initially, I had my doubts that a few short stories would do the trick – that they would be able to transport me back into this world. But to my great surprise, it was the perfect book for several reasons. Of course, it’s wonderful to see what happens to Eragon and his people – and d
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Bring on the babies!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Yamna
I have come home.

Just look at this beauty:



What a blast of fresh air this has been; I had forgotten what it felt like to devour a book so pure in its storytelling that you lose track of time. I feel like a reader again, if that is even possible.
I read Eragon back in high school. I remember that time clearly. We had chatted about Saphira, Brom, Nasuada, Galbatorix in between classes, a discussion filled with starry-eyed wonder for our new favorite series after Harry Potter. And what a joy it is to
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Elizabeth Sagan
Cute, but don't get too hyped. It's not Eragon level. ...more
AziaMinor
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
My ONLY complaint of this book - To. Damn. Short.

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I needed about 500+ MORE pages to satisfy myself and was cut short - literally. And it was like taking a cap-full of water when you haven't drank anything in days. It left me yearning for more and Paolini better be on the ball here with more cause I NEED IT!!!!!!!
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Charlotte May
My copy arrived today! Planning to reread the series before picking this up 😊

Love this world!

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YES, YES AND MORE YES!!!
Sad Sunday (If I say it's bad, it's bad)
At first I was, like:
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And after, I was, like:
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As for many, it was very exciting that C.Paolini was releasing a new book. I've been a huge fan of Inheritance cycle and couldn't wait for more. And of course, even if I was promised just a "short glimpse", expectations were high. But I was so disappointed!

Also, have you heard about "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"?

Even not all chapter were written by C. Paolini and half of it is even not about Eragon or any familiar character. It's said tha
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Mary S. R.
4 STARS! oh my precious, oh my heart ...

Happiness, Eragon had decided, was a fleeting, futile thing to pursue. Contentment, on the other hand, was a far more worthwhile goal.

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm is a book Christopher Paolini had not intended to write.

In fact, as he puts it himself in the Afterword, he wrote the first version of “The Worm of Kulkaras” a bit over two years ago as a means of clearing his head between sections of a larger sci-fi project (which I'm anticipating, achi
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Jerecho
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Ang tinidor, ang mangkukulam at ang uod.... (The Fork, The Witch And the Worm)

Based on the title it has three parts. It's nice to be back in the world of Eragon. I had the book since January of 2019 but because of too many TBR books I'm lacking behind reading.

Anyway, The Fork is about the fork 😊😋 (not really). Based on Eragon POV it's nice to see Murtagh in a heroic ways that I just saw in him on the first book. And the fork, was it big and strong enough? Just lace it with words from the ancien
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✨ A ✨
Oct 12, 2018 marked it as on-my-shelf
INHERITANCE SPIN-OFF WHAAAAAAAAAT!!!
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WE ARE FINALLY GETTING MORE PAOLINI AND I STILL HAVEN'T READ THE LAST BOOK I'M THE WORST
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NOTE TO CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI: Not happy with this cover man. It's not going to look nice on my shelf but I'll buy it anyway.😴🙋
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Reyna~I've gotta be on my own~
Christopher Paolini. I did not even read this book when it came out I read it in 2011 and I've been waiting for 5 YEARS. IMAGINE THE POOR PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN WAITING SINCE IT CANE OUT PLEASE WRITE FASTER I NEED THIS. ...more
Jananie (thisstoryaintover)
absolutely LOVED returning to the world of Alagaesia. forgot how much the inheritance cycle meant to me when i was younger and how much I considered the characters my friends. happy to see more stories with them and NEED MORE from the world of Eragon ASAP because i have SO MANY unanswered questions!!
Gillian
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My all time favorite series! I'm so glad we are getting a 5th book because the ending to Inheritance killed me! I can't wait! ...more
~Bellegirl91~
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once Upon a time back in 2006 when I was 15 and being in my sophomore year of High School, I had to take a reading test that was required for all Sophomores for the English classes and if we passed a certain grade level, then we didn't have to take this reading class that lasted one semester. Well, I got a 3rd grade reading level and I HAD to take this class and drop one other. I did used to love reading considering I was born in '91 so which means Junie B. Jones, Magic Treehouse (the originals) ...more
Phoenix2
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: eragon fans
Shelves: fantasy
Tales from Alagaesia #1 was a trip down memory lane. Well known and beloved characters appeared, but this installment was not something that added much to the story of Eragon and the new empire that was enstablished after the final book of the tetralogy. However, it created some questions about what's next. Will there be another book? Hopefully yes.

As for this short stories from Alagaesia, of course a tetralogy like Eragon could not not have an extra under 200 pages! The first tale was pretty gr
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Claudia
So good to be back in Alagaësia! Didn’t realized how much I missed this universe until I delved into the pages.

There are three stories within, separate events but connected in between. The Fork is the lovely story of a little girl and how Tornac (view spoiler) helped her, in The Witch we learn (or at least we think we do) some new things about Angela and Elva and The Worm is the legend of brave Ilgra and her quest against Vêrmund, the dragon of terror, legend told
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Guy Venturi
Dec 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a challenge by itself. The author is well versed in the world he created. He is no longer the young boy with big dreams that wants to write. He is now a grown author who wants to dream and write. He is well educated and technically correct in his cosmology and astrophysics science. His characters are real. But it take work and research to fully comprehend his mind and his world's. He writes on multiple levels, but it is best if you understand what is happening. Some thinks seem a bit co ...more
Will.J.R. Gwynne
The day the dragon arrived was a day of death.

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm continues a year after the end of the Inheritance Cycle with a few interlinked short stories. It consists of many characters from the series and addresses the trials they have faced since the aftermath.

I shall not name any characters that were in the Inheritance Cycle to avoid spoilers, so will focus on what was completely new.

The final third of the book was the reciting of an old legend about revenge. A dragon destr
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Barbora
I'm really struggling to give this book a rating. On the one hand I can't even describe what an emotional feeling it is to return to Alagaesia after all these years and be able to spend a few brief moments with the characters I've grown to love som much. To see how they are doing and find out about what they've been up to since after the end of Inheritance. On the other hand this being the first writing about Alagaesia since Inheritance came out years and years ago and the size and scope of the ...more
Travis
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is exactly what happens when a book just transports you to a new world and completely takes over you. I finished this book in less then a day (yes it is shorter then 300 pages but I have also been crazy busy). Being back in this world was such a treat and a joy. Christopher Paolini can write everything in the world of Alagaesia and I will throw money at him!! I needed this like I needed air. Not only was this little collection perfect it was also a great foundation for what will be the true ...more
Micheline Ryckman
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was skeptical about this return to Alagaësia for about the first ten pages, but as it progressed my interest and admiration grew for Paolini's ability to write in very different voices. Each little tale within this book is enjoyably distinct, and I loved that. ...more
Teresa
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I was in Middle School when Christopher Paolini's Eragon first came into the world. When I read it, I remember crying when I finished because I had never read such a good book and there wasn't more...yet.

Now the Inheritance Cycle is complete, with four books in the series: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance. The end, right? There has been numerous contemplation and even valid assurance by the author that there will be more stories in the world of Alagaesia, and finally, after seven long y
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Leah (Jane Speare)
Dec 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Hmmm. Interesting novella, of a sort. Good narrator, and I think he’s the same as the Eragon books. A voice from my childhood.

I will admit, I wasn’t paying the best attention, my mind drifted. Maybe because it’s been too long since I read the other books to really connect with the world, and especially for such a brief time? Interesting, but not great.
luc
Oct 10, 2018 marked it as wishlist
this book is released on december 31 2018 and it's already the most important book of 2019 ...more
Mariah
Actual rating: 3.5 stars.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVED coming back to Alagaesia, I just have a hard time fully enjoying anthologies and companion books because I can't help but feeling they lack substance.

This book picks up a year after the events of The Inheritance Cycle (I won't spoil this book, but if you haven't read Inheritance I can't promise you won't have anything spoiled for you in this review), and we catch up with Eragon and Saphira as they deal with the aftermath of Galbatorix's reign.
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Olivier Delaye
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short read but an amazing read. And the best part is that you don't even need to have read Eragon to enjoy this. But it sure helps! ...more
J.E. Reed
Not what I hoped for.

I absolutely loved the Inheritance Cycle and when I heard about a new book coming out I was more than excited, but this didn't really meet my expectations.

I'll break down each part.

The Fork was an interesting story that started us off with Eragon and what he's up to now. It had a very nostalgic feeling and I loved that first chapter. The next part started to confuse me as we were introduced to another character, but it was worth the read as you meet a long time favorite. I
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Leah
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really sweet and short novella. There's a few mini stories in here and the worm {BTW worm = dragon ;)} in particular is pretty enjoyable :) There's also a star appearance from the series that actually surprised me and I learned a bit more of their character through the story.

It's still in the world of Alegasia which I love <3 There's a bit of Eragon in it and what his life is like after the series ended which was really cool. I just wanted more! lol
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Natalie
Jul 18, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Wait... THERE'S ANOTHER BOOK COMING?

EXCITING
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Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana. He published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of nineteen, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle—Eragon and its three sequels—have sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is his first adult novel.

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