Christopher Paolini

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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.

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. Visit for the latest news about this project and connect with other fans at, his Facebook page and Twitter profi

Hi folks!

It's been a while since I've updated this blog, so I thought it was high time to catch you up on the latest.

First, the most important news: I've been hard at work on my new science fiction novel and hope to finish the first draft fairly soon.

Last month, I took a break from writing to visit Murray, Utah to attend Brandon Mull's launch party for his latest Five Kingdoms novel, Crystal... Read more of this blog post »
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The Belgariad, Vol. 1 by David Eddings
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My grandfather on my father’s side bought me The Ruby Knight —the second book in The Elenium trilogy, by David Eddings—when I was nine or ten. It was the first modern fantasy I had ever read, and I remember being utterly captivated by Mr. Eddings’ s ...more
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
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The idea for the Inheritance Cycle came from my love for the magic of stories and how they can transport the reader into fantastical places. Also, I was inspired by this book, Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, by Bruce Coville, the tale of a boy who b ...more
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“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


Who do you want to for our ♦ May Couple of the Month ♦???

♥Bones & Cat♥
From the Night Huntress series by Jeanine Frost
  19 votes 34.5%

♥Jamie and Claire♥
From the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
  15 votes 27.3%

♥Rydstrom and Sabine♥
From the Immortals AFter Dark series by Kresley Cole
  11 votes 20.0%

♥Eragon and Arya♥
From Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini
  6 votes 10.9%

♥B and Gio ♥
From Elemental Mysteries series by Elizabeth Hunter
  4 votes 7.3%

55 total votes

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