Christopher is currently writing Book Three, which will be published on September 23, 2008. Early in 2007 he realized that the plot and characters demanded more space than could fit in one volume and that a fourth book would be necessary to give each story element the attention it deserved. What began as the Inheritance trilogy became the Inheritance cycle. Book Four will complete the story that Christopher envisioned years ago when he first outlined the adventure.
I began listening to the books on my ipod in 2006 through Audible and quickly fell in love with Eragon and Saphira, his dragon. Once I had finished Eldest, book 2, I was actually a little bit 'lonely' without them to join me through my day.
In anticipation of the announcement I began listening to the series all over again in December. In my opinion the only way to read this books is to listen to them as Gerard Doyle does a fantastic job as narrator, and is a million times better than anything my own head could produce in visualization.
If you have seen the movie I beg you to either listen or read the book, as the movie simply does not do these books justice and completely murders the plot and characters.
I simply can't wait for it to arrive!