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Christopher Paolini

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in Southern California, The United States
November 17, 1983



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Christopher Paolini was born on November 17, 1983 in Southern California. He has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. The tall, jagged Beartooth Mountains rise on one side of Paradise Valley. Snowcapped most of the year, they inspired the fantastic scenery in the Inheritance Cycle.

His works include the international bestsellers Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance, along with Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia.

Christopher is grateful to all his readers. He is especially heartened to hear that his books have inspired young people to read and to write stories of their own. Although Christopher will one day return to Alagaësia, he is currently working on a science fiction novel.

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Many readers never got the opportunity to explore the extra content included in the deluxe editions of the Inheritance Cycle. In honor of the holidays, I'm re-releasing an excerpt from Domia Abr Wyrda, Heslant the Monk’s history of Alagaësia, that was originally included in the special edition of Eldest .

There are many wonderful resources available to fans and fellow authors on my of... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.87 · 1,267,512 ratings · 36,132 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
Eragon (The Inheritance Cyc...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 389 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Eragon Eldest Brisingr Inheritance
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I'd like to invite you to check out my family's new website, There you'll find an exclusive deleted scene, "The Swordsman,"... Read more of this blog post »
More of Christopher's books…
“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon

“Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?”
Christopher Paolini

“Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest


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