Fractalverse Books In Publication Order
- To Sleep in a Sea of Stars (2020)
The Inheritance Cycle Books In Publication Order
- Eragon (2002)
- Eldest (2005)
- Brisingr (2008)
- Inheritance (2011)
Tales From Alagaesia Books In Publication Order
- The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm (2018)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia (2009)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! (2012)
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Christopher Paolini Books Overview
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands .
Darkness falls despair abounds evil reigns
Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn t know whom he can trust.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.
Praise for Eragon:
fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that s sure to flourish. Booklist, Starred
Christopher Paolini make s literary magic with his precocious debut. People
The new It book of children s lit. U.S. News & World Report
An auspicious beginning to both career and series. Publishers Weekly
A 1 New York Times Bestseller
A 1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Book Sense Book of the Year
A 1 Book Sense Selection /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content Surpassing its popular prequel Eragon, this second volume in the Inheritance trilogy shows growing maturity and skill on the part of its very young author, who was only seventeen when the first volume was published in 2003. The story is solidly in the tradition some might say derivative of the classic heroic quest fantasy, with the predictable cast of dwarves, elves, and dragons but also including some imaginatively creepy creatures of evil.
The land of Alagaesia is suffering under the Empire of the wicked Galbatorix, and Eragon and his dragon Saphira, last of the Riders, are the only hope. But Eragon is young and has much to learn, and so he is sent off to the elven forest city of Ellesmera, where he and Saphira are tutored in magic, battle skills, and the ancient language by the wise former Rider Oromis and his elderly dragon Glaedr. Meanwhile, back at Carvahall, Eragon’s home, his cousin Roran is the target of a siege by the hideous Ra’zac, and he must lead the villagers on a desperate escape over the mountains. The two narratives move toward a massive battle with the forces of Galbatorix, where Eragon learns a shocking secret about his parentage and commits himself to saving his people.
The sheer size of the novel, as well as its many characters, places with difficult names, and its use of imaginary languages make this a challenging read, even for experienced fantasy readers. It is essential to have the plot threads of the first volume well in mind before beginning the publisher has provided not only a map, but a helpful synopsis of the first book and a much needed Language Guide. But no obstacles will deter the many fans of Eragon from diving headfirst into this highly awaited fantasy. Ages 12 and up Patty Campbell
Meet Author Christopher Paolini
Christopher Paolini s abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at age 15.
‘Writing is the heart and soul of my being. It is the means through which I bring my stories to life. There is nothing like putting words on a page and knowing that they will summon certain emotions and reactions from the reader. In my writing, I strive for a lyrical beauty somewhere between Tolkien at his best and Seamus Heaney s translation of Beowulf.’ Christopher Paolini
The Eragon/Eldest Boxed Set
Want to learn more about the series? Check out our review of Eragon: Here’s a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhaps even Wagner in its traditional quest structure and the generally agreed upon nature of dwarves, elves, dragons, and heroic warfare with magic swords. Read more
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. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alaga sia? And if so, at what cost? This is the much anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.
Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia
From the creators of the bestselling books Dragonology, Egyptology, Piratelogy, and others, this is a never before seen glimpse into the world of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance cycle. Alaga sia comes alive in a lush and detailed look at an unforgettable magical land. From elves, dwarves, Urgals, humans, and dragons, to the natural landscape and the magic it contains, Eragon himself offers the reader an unsurpassed tour. This oversized, full color book provides 15 spreads chock full of spectacular artwork, engaging novelty elements, and fascinating insights into Eragon s home. With gorgeous jewels adorning the cover and pages filled with envelopes, gatefolds, samples of dragon skin, and more, Eragon s Guide to Alaga sia is sure to appeal to the legions of fans of Christopher Paolini s bestselling Inheritance cycle.