Christopher Paolini

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Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana. He published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of nineteen, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle—Eragon and its three sequels—have sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is his first adult novel.

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Christopher Paolini My grandfather on my father's side was born and raised in Rome and south of Bologna. My book tour for Eldest ended in Rome, where my sister and I were…moreMy grandfather on my father's side was born and raised in Rome and south of Bologna. My book tour for Eldest ended in Rome, where my sister and I were able to visit our great aunt and uncle and a flock of cousins for the first time. We walked all over the city and saw sights that we had only seen in pictures before. History in Rome is as close as the cobblestones under your feet. It was amazing! Threads of Italian culture, such as love of the arts, a strong family, speaking one's mind, a sense of humor, and good home cooking tie me to my Italian heritage.(less)
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A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan, is a superb novel in every regard. It's a classic, first-person adventure full of travel, science, and of course, dragons. The writing is clean, concise, and well-assured. The ch ...more
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Glad to hear you enjoy the books! I'd like to write about Brom's adventures prior to the events of the Inheritance Cycle, however I'm concerned it might be boring because everyone would know how it ended.
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Wonderful mythic fantasy. Definitely recommend it!
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This is another of my favorite and lesser known fantasy novels. Evangeline Walton's work had a big influence on how I approach descriptions, which you can probably see most clearly in Inheritance when Eragon visits Vroengard island.

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“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon

“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

“Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?”
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message 8: by Henry

Henry Sundermann-Zinger OMG, your books are like...THE BESSSSSSST!!!!


message 7: by Henry

Henry Sundermann-Zinger Eragon Christopher Paolini

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!


Himayath Nuzraan I was born in November too!


Himayath Nuzraan Remeber, you are an inspiration.


Himayath Nuzraan My questions:
1: What is your inspiration?
2. If you weren't a writer what would you be?
3. A favourite author?
4. How is your new sci-fi novel going?
5. Any motivation for young author out in the world?


Himayath Nuzraan Hello, Paolini, can you answer some of these questions?
You know I'm 11 and I have written three books and now I am starting a magazine from my company too and you know in my magazine we have each week an interview with a celebrity/ famous person. I thought, how about start with a person like you. I really hope you can consider this, thank you so much!


message 2: by Cobie

Cobie Rahn hello its cobie rahn and I just finished reading the series for the 11th time and I will be sending out a letter to you this Friday.


message 1: by Cobie

Cobie Rahn hi its cobie rahn and i have read the Inheritance Cycle 9 times already and i am continuing to read the series again.


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