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.