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Christopher Paolini

Biography

Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. The tall, jagged Beartooth Mountains that rise on one side of Paradise Valley inspired the fantastic scenery in ERAGON, the first novel in his Inheritance cycle.

Christopher was homeschooled by his parents and often wrote short stories and poems, made frequent trips to the library, and read widely. He was fifteen when he wrote the first draft of ERAGON and his family self-published the book in 2001.

In August 2003, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers published ERAGON and it was an instant success, reaching a worldwide audience. Christopher's second novel Eldest was published in 2005, followed by BRISINGR in 2008. To date, there are 49 foreign-language licenses for ERAGON alone, and together the first three books in the series have sold 25 million copies worldwide. INHERITANCE, the fourth and final book in the cycle, was published on November 8, 2011 with a first printing of 2.5 million copies.

Christopher Paolini

Books by Christopher Paolini

by Christopher Paolini - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ten years ago, fans first met Eragon --- Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider. A decade and four books later, readers are as enthusiastic as ever. This 10th-anniversary edition celebrates the journey that Eragon, Christopher Paolini and his millions of fans have all made together.

by Christopher Paolini - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Not so very long ago, Eragon --- Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider --- was nothing but a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Christopher Paolini On Writing - Fantasy

Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

by Christopher Paolini - Fantasy, Fiction

In the second book in the Inheritance Trilogy, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training as a Dragon Rider. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.