Christopher Paolini
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Christopher Paolini

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. As a child, he often wrote short stories and poems, made frequent trips to the library, and read widely. The idea of Eragon began as the daydreams of a teen. Christopher's love for the magic of stories led him to craft a novel that he would enjoy reading. The project began as a hobby, a personal challenge; he never intended it to be published. All the characters in Eragon are from Christopher's imagination except Angela the herbalist, who is loosely based on his sister. Christopher was fifteen when he wrote the first draft of Eragon. He took a second year to revise the book and then gave it to his parents to read. The family decided to self-publish the book and spent a third year preparing the manuscript for publication: copyediting, proofreading, designing a cover, typesetting the manuscript, and creating marketing materials. During this time Christopher drew the map for Eragon, as well as the dragon eye for the book cover (that now appears inside the Knopf hardcover edition). The manuscript was sent to press and the first books arrived in November 2001. The Paolini family spent the next year promoting the book at libraries, bookstores, and schools in 2002 and early 2003. In summer 2002, author Carl Hiaasen, whose stepson read a copy of the self-published book while on vacation in Montana, brought Eragon to the attention of his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, which is part of Random House. Knopf published Eragon in August 2003. Eldest, which continues the adventures of Eragon and the dragon Saphira was published in August 2005, and in December 2006, Fox 2000 released their movie adaptation of Eragon in theaters around the world.

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    • Eragon

    • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,924
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,894
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,978

    One boy. One dragon. A world of adventure...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Saphira's voice sounds like Yoda!

    • By Kari on 04-27-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,901
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,949

    Darkness falls...despair abounds...evil reigns....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You see growth in the Author

    • By Theodore on 01-09-13

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Brisingr

    • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,001
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,075

    When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices - choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Saphira sounds like Grover after puberty

    • By John on 07-18-10

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Inheritance

    • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 31 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,097
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,170

    Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All the reviews had me worried for nothing!

    • By Robert on 05-10-12

    Regular price: $46.20

    • The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

    • Tales from Alagaësia, Volume 1: Eragon
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with Urgals and elves....

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Der Auftrag des Ältesten

    • Eragon 2
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Andreas Fröhlich
    • Length: 32 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Geschunden, aber siegreich ist Eragon aus seiner ersten Schlacht gegen den mächtigen Tyrannen Galbatorix hervorgegangen...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong book

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $11.05

    • Die Weisheit des Feuers

    • Eragon 3
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Andreas Fröhlich
    • Length: 28 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Die Schlacht auf den brennenden Steppen haben die Rebellen gewonnen. Varden, Elfen und Zwerge brauchen dringend Eragons magische Fähigkeiten...

    Regular price: $10.70

    • Eragon (en Español)

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Karl Hoffmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    En el reino legendario de Alagaesia la guerra se esta gestando....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The music is distracting

    • By Adam on 03-06-14

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Das Erbe der Macht

    • Eragon 4
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Andreas Fröhlich
    • Length: 33 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Ein schrecklicher Krieg wütet in Alagaësia. Alle Völker haben sich zusammengeschlossen und ziehen in den Kampf gegen Galbatorix...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the English version

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $10.70

    • Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter

    • Eragon 1
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Andreas Fröhlich
    • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Als Eragon auf der Jagd einen glänzenden blauen Stein findet, ahnt er nicht, dass dieser Fund sein Leben verändern wird...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Story!

    • By Spike12 on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $11.80

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