I can’t be the only one with this opinion, but I absolutely despise Dwemer ruins. They don’t fit. The Elder Scrolls is a medieval fantasy, and steampunk just does not fit in it.
We recently got official confirmation from Kora Kosicka, a character designer, that Applejack’s parents are in fact dead.
Christopher Paolini has stated before that he intends to write more stories taking place in Alagaësia, and the next one is “Book V.”