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Christopher Paolini, Author of “Eragon”

Christopher Paolini, Author of “Eragon”

Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini, author of the Inheritance series which began with “Eragon” (penned when he was a mere 15 years old), will give a reading in Agnes Scott College’s Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. 

This is event is free and open to the public. Paolini will sign books after the event.

Paolini was born in Southern California and lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. The tall, jagged Beartooth Mountains that rise on one side of Paradise Valley inspired the fantastic scenery in “Eragon,” the first novel in his Inheritance cycle.

Paolini was homeschooled by his parents and often wrote short stories and poems, made frequent trips to the library, and read widely. He was 15 when he wrote the first draft of “Eragon” and his family self-published the book in 2001.

In August 2003, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers published “Eragon” and it was an instant success, reaching a worldwide audience. Christopher's second novel “Eldest” was published in 2005, followed by “Brisingr” in 2008. To date, there are 49 foreign-language licenses for “Eragon” alone, and together the first three books in the series have sold 25-million copies worldwide.