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Christopher Paolini Biography & Facts

Christopher James Paolini (born November 17, 1983) is an American author and screenwriter. He is best known for The Inheritance Cycle, which consists of the books Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance, and the follow-up short story collection The Fork, the Witch and the Worm. His first science fiction novel, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, was published on September 15, 2020. He lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he wrote his first book. Early life Paolini was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in the area of Paradise Valley, Montana. His family members include his parents, Kenneth Paolini and Talita Hodgkinson, and his younger sister, Angela Paolini. He is of Italian descent; his paternal grandfather was born in Rome and Paolini still has relatives there. Home schooled for the duration of his education, Paolini graduated from high school at the age of 15 through a set of accredited correspondence courses from the American School of Correspondence in Lansing, Illinois. Career He started his work on his first novel, Eragon, at the age of 15. This novel would become the first of a four-book series set in the mythical land of Alagaësia. In 2002, Eragon was published for the first time by Paolini International LLC, his parents' publishing company. To promote the book, Paolini toured over 135 schools and libraries, discussing reading and writing, all the while dressed in "a medieval costume of red shirt, billowy black pants, lace-up boots, and a jaunty black cap." He drew the cover art for the first edition of Eragon, which featured Saphira's eye, along with the maps on the inside covers of his books.In mid-2002, the stepson of author Carl Hiaasen found Eragon in a bookstore and loved it; this led to Hiaasen bringing it to the attention of his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. Knopf subsequently made an offer to publish Eragon and the rest of The Inheritance Cycle. The second edition of Eragon was published by Knopf in August 2003. At the age of nineteen, Paolini became a New York Times-bestselling author.In December 2006, Fox 2000 released the film adaptation of Eragon in theaters around the world. It received mostly negative reviews from critics, and made a combined domestic and international gross of $249,488,115 USD against a production budget of $100,000,000.Eldest, the sequel to Eragon, was released August 23, 2005. The third book in the cycle, Brisingr, was released on September 20, 2008. Although The Inheritance Cycle was originally planned as a trilogy, a fourth book, Inheritance, was released on November 8, 2011, in the US, Australia, New Zealand, the EU, and India, and was subsequently translated and published in fifty-three countries. The Inheritance Cycle has sold more than 41 million copies. On December 31, 2018, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, the first book in a series called Tales of Alagaësia, was published and released to the public. Paolini's new science fiction novel, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, was released on September 15, 2020, by Tor Books.In October 2021, Christopher released Unity, an interactive Fractalverse story on his science fiction website October 8, 2022, it was announced that To Sleep in a Sea of Stars has been optioned by Made Up Stories and Snoot Entertainment.On July 25, 2022, Variety reported that Paolini was co-writing a live action television series adaptation of Eragon for Disney+, with Bert Salke executive producing.On October 3, 2022, Paolini announced Fractal Noise, the third installment in the Fractalverse and a prequel to To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. It was published on May 16, 2023.On November 7, 2023, Murtagh was released as the latest installment in Paolini's world of Alagaësia. Influences Paolini's literary inspirations include the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and E. R. Eddison, as well as the epic poem Beowulf. Paolini has said that Eragon was "specifically inspired" by Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, by Bruce Coville. Other literary influences include David Eddings, Andre Norton, Brian Jacques, Anne McCaffrey, Raymond E. Feist, Mervyn Peake, Ursula K. Le Guin and Frank Herbert. Other favorite books include works by Jane Yolen, Philip Pullman, and Garth Nix.Nature influences much of Paolini's writing. In an interview with Philip Pullman and Tamora Pierce, Paolini said that Paradise Valley, Montana, is "one of the main sources" of his inspiration. In the acknowledgments of Brisingr, Paolini acknowledged the influence of Leon and Hiroko Kapp's The Craft of the Japanese Sword for his description of the forging of Eragon's sword. Additionally, Paolini has admitted that he is a Doctor Who fan, which inspired his reference to the "lonely god" (the epithet given to the Doctor by the Face of Boe in the episode "New Earth"), to "rooms that are bigger on the inside than the outside" (from "Questions Unanswered" in Inheritance), as well as to Raxacoricofallapatorius, the home of the Slitheen ("Blood Price" in Inheritance). Reception Paolini's books have topped the charts of The New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers lists.The Guinness World Records recognized Christopher Paolini as the "youngest author of a bestselling book series" on January 5, 2011. Bibliography The Inheritance Cycle Main series Eragon (2002) Eldest (2005) Brisingr (2008) Inheritance (2011) Murtagh (2023)Companion books Eragon's Guide to Alagaësia (2009) The Official Eragon Coloring Book - with Ciruelo Cabral (2017) Tales from Alagaësia: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm (2018)Fractalverse Fractal Noise (prequel) (2023) To Sleep in a Sea of Stars (2020) Unity (short story) (2021)Notes External links Paolini family official website Christopher Paolini at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database . Discover the Christopher Paolini popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Christopher Paolini books.

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  • Kampf der Drachen synopsis, comments

    Kampf der Drachen

    Robin Hobb

    Erstmals auf Deutsch: der dritte Band der RegenwildnisSaga von NewYorkTimesBestsellerautorin Robin Hobb!Einst herrschten die Drachen von ihrer Stadt Kelsingra aus über die Regenwil...

  • Dreamwalker - Das Geheimnis des Magierordens synopsis, comments

    Dreamwalker - Das Geheimnis des Magierordens

    James Oswald

    Die Zukunft aller in den Zwillingskönigreichen liegt in den Händen des jungen Errol Ramsbottom und des Drachen Benfro, denn dazu sind beide ob ihrer Familien bestimmt. Errol als de...

  • The Pilgrims of Rayne synopsis, comments

    The Pilgrims of Rayne

    D.J. MacHale

    When Bobby Pendragon first arrives on the tropical world of Ibara, he finds paradise. There is beauty all around and the people of Ibara are blissfully happy. It's not long before ...

  • Legends of the Sky synopsis, comments

    Legends of the Sky

    Liz Flanagan

    "A thrilling fantasy quest... sure to lure fans of Christopher Paolini's Eragon and Rick Riordan." The BooksellerWhen servant girl Milla uncovers four dragon eggs, she must figure...

  • Dragon Frontier synopsis, comments

    Dragon Frontier

    Dan Abnett

    Dragon Frontier is a Wild West fantasy adventure series for 9+ readers, ideal for fans of How To Train Your Dragon and Christopher Paolini's Eragon. Cowboys, Indians and dragons co...

  • The Merchant of Death synopsis, comments

    The Merchant of Death

    D.J. MacHale

    D.J. MacHale’s New York Times bestselling middle grade fantasy series about Bobby Pendragon, a regular kid about to find himself and his two friends pulled into one epic adventure ...

  • INFINITUM - Die Ewigkeit der Sterne synopsis, comments

    INFINITUM - Die Ewigkeit der Sterne

    Christopher Paolini

    Bildgewaltig wie ein KinoBlockbuster: das fantastische WeltraumAbenteuer von Christopher Paolini, dem WeltBestsellerAutor von »Eragon«Neue Welten zu erkunden ist alles, wovon die j...

  • Das Kloster des geheimen Baumes - Die Drachenreiterin synopsis, comments

    Das Kloster des geheimen Baumes - Die Drachenreiterin

    Samantha Shannon

    Der Abschluss der großen DrachenSaga »Das Kloster des geheimen Baumes«.Dumai, die geheime Erbin des Throns von Seiiki, ist nun eine Drachenreiterin. Sie fliegt mit ihrem Drachen Fu...

  • Dread Pirate Fleur and the Ruby Heart synopsis, comments

    Dread Pirate Fleur and the Ruby Heart

    Sara Starbuck

    Moments before he is murdered, Fleur's father tells her the terrible secret of who he really is. Now orphaned, Fleur has little choice but to leave her home and join the man who co...

  • The Rivers of Zadaa synopsis, comments

    The Rivers of Zadaa

    D.J. MacHale

    The battle continues. The struggle of good versus evil continues as Bobby Pendragon follows Saint Dane to the territory of Zadaa. Saint Dane's influence has fueled the fire of disc...

  • Dragons vs. Drones synopsis, comments

    Dragons vs. Drones

    Wesley King

    A young computer genius is chased by sleek, hightech drones into a land populated by Godzillasize dragons, setting off a war that only he can stop. Part Eragon, part Transformers, ...

  • Die Nacht des Feuers synopsis, comments

    Die Nacht des Feuers

    Daniel Arenson

    Der grandiose Abschluss der DrachenliedTrilogie.Das Drachenreich Requiem brennt, denn die blutrünstige Königin Solina überschwemmt das Land mit ihrer Armee. Die Drachen planen eine...

  • Secrets of the Dragon Riders synopsis, comments

    Secrets of the Dragon Riders

    James A. Owen

    Millions of readers adore Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: its earnest hero, its breathtaking battles and, of course, its aweinspiring dragon Saphira. But there's so much m...

  • Der Atem des Feuers synopsis, comments

    Der Atem des Feuers

    Daniel Arenson

    Ihr Atem ist so heiß wie Feuer, doch gegen das Licht der Sonne sind sie machtlos!Im uralten Reich Requiem besitzen die Menschen eine phantastische Fähigkeit: Sie verwandeln sich in...

  • Dreamwalker - Der Zauber des Drachenvolkes synopsis, comments

    Dreamwalker - Der Zauber des Drachenvolkes

    James Oswald

    Errol Ramsbottom ist wissbegierig, magisch begabt und wünscht sich nichts sehnlicher, als in die Elitetruppe von Gwlad aufgenommen zu werden. Als Inquisitor Melyn ihn tatsächlich a...

  • Stadt der Drachen synopsis, comments

    Stadt der Drachen

    Robin Hobb

    Die letzten Drachen verlassen sich auf sie – doch für Gold würden Menschen alles tun. Die Fortsetzung der RegenwildnisSaga, die mit »Wächter der Drachen« begann.Die Brut der großen...

  • Pendragon Books 6-10 synopsis, comments

    Pendragon Books 6-10

    D.J. MacHale

    The final five books in the epic, #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series are available in an eBook collection.Join Bobby Pendragon in his battle to protect all of time and ...

  • Enemy of the Realm synopsis, comments

    Enemy of the Realm

    Wesley King

    In book two of the series that's Eragon meets Transformers, Marcus and Dree prepare to set out on a quest to find the storied, magical Egg. But first they'll have to rally Dracone'...

  • The Soldiers of Halla synopsis, comments

    The Soldiers of Halla

    D.J. MacHale

    The final installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series!Every question is answered. Every truth is revealed. The final battle has begun.It was all leading up to this mome...

  • Raven Rise synopsis, comments

    Raven Rise

    D.J. MacHale

    This is where it begins. The showdown for Halla. At stake is nothing less than all that ever was and all that will be. There's only one thing missingBobby Pendragon. While Bobby ...

  • Serafina - Die Schattendrachen erheben sich synopsis, comments

    Serafina - Die Schattendrachen erheben sich

    Rachel Hartman

    Kann EIN Mädchen ZWEI Welten retten?Die untereinander um die Macht ringenden Parteien der Menschen und der Drachen stehen unmittelbar vor einem gewaltsamen Ausbrechen des Konflikts...

  • The Lost City of Faar synopsis, comments

    The Lost City of Faar

    D.J. MacHale

    CLORAL The second installment in an epic series of adventures Fourteenyearold Bobby Pendragon is not like other boys his age. His uncle Press is a Traveler, and, as Bobby has lea...

  • Once Upon the End synopsis, comments

    Once Upon the End

    James Riley

    Will there be happily ever after? Don’t miss the fracturedfairy tale conclusion to the actionpacked and humorfilled Half Upon a Time trilogy!Jack and May have gone their separate w...

  • The Quillan Games synopsis, comments

    The Quillan Games

    D.J. MacHale

    Let the Games Begin.... Quillan is a territory on the verge of destruction. The people have lost control of their own future and must struggle simply to survive. The only chance th...

  • Imperium der Drachen - Kampf um Aidranon synopsis, comments

    Imperium der Drachen - Kampf um Aidranon

    Bernd Perplies

    Der Drachenprinz entdeckt die Macht seines Erbes!Iolan war der Sohn eines einfachen Fischers, doch nun hat er es bis auf den Thron des Cordurischen Reiches geschafft. Aber die Mäch...

  • The End of Infinity synopsis, comments

    The End of Infinity

    Matt Myklusch

    Jack Blank confronts his destiny in this actionpacked conclusion to the trilogy Publishers Weekly calls a “noholdsbarred adventure.”Ever since Jack Blank learned that he came from ...

  • The Reality Bug synopsis, comments

    The Reality Bug

    D.J. MacHale

    VIRTUAL REALITY? The territory of Veelox has achieved perfect harmony. Fifteenyearold Bobby Pendragon arrives on this territory in pursuit of the evil Saint Dane, but all is peace...

  • Rogue Knight synopsis, comments

    Rogue Knight

    Brandon Mull

    Magic and danger abound in the second book in a series of “fanciful, actionpacked adventure” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of th...

  • Black Water synopsis, comments

    Black Water

    D.J. MacHale

    Breaking the rules Just when fifteenyearold Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler to protect the territories of Halla from the evil Saint Dane he is fa...

  • Dreamwalker - Kampf um den Obsidianthron synopsis, comments

    Dreamwalker - Kampf um den Obsidianthron

    James Oswald

    Drachen, Schwertkämpfe, Heldenmut das große FinaleDer Heimat des jungen Errol und seines Drachenfreundes Benfro droht nicht einfach nur ein Krieg, sondern die endgültige Vernichtu...

  • Dreamwalker - Die Gefangene des Drachenturms synopsis, comments

    Dreamwalker - Die Gefangene des Drachenturms

    James Oswald

    Seit Jahrhunderten schon herrscht Feindschaft zwischen Drachen und Menschen. Aber ein gemeinsames Schicksal hat den jungen Drachen Benfro und den Jungen Errol eng verbunden. Doch d...

  • The Never War synopsis, comments

    The Never War

    D.J. MacHale

    The third installment in an epic series of adventures First Earth Fourteenyearold Bobby Pendragon is a loyal friend, sports star, devoted pet owner and Traveler. Along with his ...

  • Blut der Drachen synopsis, comments

    Blut der Drachen

    Robin Hobb

    Das Finale der großen RegenwildnisSaga von WorldFantasyAwardGewinnerin Robin Hobb erstmals auf Deutsch!Die Drachen von Kelsingra haben ihre neue Heimat erfolgreich verteidigt. Nun ...

  • Die Klauen des Feuers synopsis, comments

    Die Klauen des Feuers

    Daniel Arenson

    Ihre Heimat ist zerstört, doch ihre Feinde gönnen ihnen keinen FriedenDas uralte Reich Requiem, dessen Bewohner die Fähigkeit besitzen, sich in Drachen zu verwandeln, hat sich auch...

  • Twice Upon a Time synopsis, comments

    Twice Upon a Time

    James Riley

    Pirates and mermaids face off in this fracturedfairy tale sequel to Half Upon a Time!Jack and May are back for another adventure in the world of fairy tales with a twist. Now that ...

  • Murtagh synopsis, comments


    Christopher Paolini

    Master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini returns to the World of Eragon in this stunning epic fantasy set a year after the events of the Inheri...

  • The Secret War synopsis, comments

    The Secret War

    Matt Myklusch

    The second installment of the actionpacked fantasy thrill ride that began with The Accidental Hero!Jack and his fellow students are now well into their School of Thought training a...