Yesterday we received six inches of fresh snow and today we are under a wind chill advisory. On my way to the store today I was trapped behind a ‘Conga Line’ which, according to Bonnie Stewart and Cathy McGlynn’s It’s So Cold in Wisconsin, “refers to a formation of snow plows, not a Latin dance”. This weather makes me thankful that I will not be one of the brave souls at Lambeau Field this weekend watching the Green Bay Packers in their final victory before the Super Bowl. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.
There is some good news though. The release date of the third title in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Series has been moved up to 12:01 a.m. on September 20. It has been a long wait since the second in the series, Eldest, was first published in August of 2005 and Eragon began the excitement in 2003. The title of book three, Brisingr, is an Old Norse word for "fire," and is the first word in that language that Eragon hears.
According to Knopf Books for Young Readers, Brisingr will have a first printing of 2.5 million, which is the largest initial print run to date for the Random House Children's Books division. Paolini's first two books, Eragon and Eldest, have sold 12.5 million copies worldwide. Watch for a midnight release party at an independent bookstore near you!
How about you? Are you anxiously awaiting the arrival of Brisingr and will this release be celebrated as much as a title which shall not be named last summer?