The Fork, The Witch and the Worm by Christopher Paolini, fantasy, Alfred Knopf, 2018
If you liked The Inheritance Cycle, consisting of the four novels Eragon, Eldest, Brisinger and Inheritance, then this is for you. If you didn’t read those, or read them and didn’t care for them, you might as well skip this collection of three short stories (or two stories and a short novella), as it refers to and depends on understanding the characters and places from those four books.
I did read them, and liked them quite a bit, and was sorry when the last book was finished, so I was glad to see this, a surprise discovery at the book store.
“The Fork” features Murtaugh, Eragon’s brother. The next two stories take place in their new – yet to be completed – aerie, which will be the home of Eragon and his dragon Saphra and the humans and dragons as eggs hatch. “The Witch” refers to witch Angela. The third story, “The Worm” tells a tale of the Urgal, and “The Worm of Kulkas”.
All fine tales, though less than a fan of the Cycle would hope for. Still, quite enjoyable.
So how about you?
What have you been reading?