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Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle

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Millions of readers adore Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: its earnest hero, its breathtaking battles and, of course, its awe-inspiring dragon Saphira. But there's so much more to the series than meets the eye--and Secrets of the Dragon Riders, edited by today's second hottest dragon-writer James A. Owen, shows readers what they're missing.

Why might Roran be the

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Hardcover, 174 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Borders
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Bcoghill Coghill
Jan 09, 2012 Bcoghill Coghill rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
J.A.O. misses the point.
Bad writing is when the writer has the character climbing the unscaleable mountain, seeing through the impenetrable fog and such. That and the Paolini's unholy love of adjectives. Make, at least, the first book jarring to read.
I don't care how old he is or that he got a contract. I suspect that is probably an issue to other authors but not to this reader.
Paolini needed a good editor. Why the publisher did not have an editor clean up the book is beyond me.
I think J.A.O.
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Joshua Pantalleresco
Feb 02, 2009 Joshua Pantalleresco rated it it was amazing
Well, since I have an essay in the book, I think I should say it's brilliant. Probably the best essay in there is in truth "Ten Things to Hate about Christopher Paolini" by Jeremy Owen, but there are many good ones. Ian Irvine has a great one, and so did that guy that wrote that Perceval essay...whatever his name is. ;)

If you like The Inheritance Cycle, this is a great companion piece.
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.com

What with all of the hype surrounding Christopher Paolini�s INHERITANCE CYCLE, it�s no surprise that a companion book like this has come along. With a range of contributors who vary from the almost recognizable to the moderately obscure, the title�s promise that these are �your favorite authors� might be slightly inaccurate. However, they prove you don�t have to be well-known to have something to say.

I found the majority of the essays entertaining,
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Anggia Retno
Nov 12, 2011 Anggia Retno rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, english
Not too bad but not really worth buying..
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Interesting book that makes agood deal of valid points about the fact that there are no new stories, just new ways of packaging it.
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