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Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California, but he was raised in the Paradise Valley, Montana area, where he is currently living. His family members include his parents, Kenneth Paolini and Talita Hodgkinson, and his sister, Angela. [3] Home schooled for his entire school career, he graduated from high school at the age of 15 through an accredited correspondence course at American School, Chicago, Illinois. Following graduation, he started his work on what would become the novel Eragon and its sequels, Eldest and Brisingr, both set in Alagaësia.

Nature influences much of Paolini’s writing. In a three-way interview with Philip Pullman and Tamora Pierce, Paolini stated that Paradise Valley is “one of the main sources” of his inspiration.[2] In Eldest Paolini explained that his elves were atheists and vegetarians. When asked if he is a vegetarian, he answered, “No, I am not vegetarian, although I lean in that direction.”[3]


In 2002, Eragon was published by his parents’ company, Paolini International LLC. 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.” [4] Paolini’s sister created the cover art for the first edition of Eragon, which featured Saphira’s eye. He also drew the maps on the inside covers of his books.[5]

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  • Manowar66695

    The Eragonbooks are so much epic!!*--* For me is Eragon the second lord of the rings!! Just epic!! I love him<3

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • nihilizm

    i wish that peter jackson would do the next movie because the last one was in short -- bad - the audience's at imdb ripped it a new asshole basically :/ -- -- share the luv --

    5 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Narrwald

    I really love the Inheritance Cycle. What it means to my life is beyond words.

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Ladeque

    Not sure if I would be able to actually _read_ Paolini. Listening to the voice of Gerard Doyle is a pleasure!

    17 Jun 2009 Reply
  • SnailCore

    he's a bad writer, but i like eragon anyway

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • dinkydauisshit

    faggot faggot faggot

    13 Apr 2009 Reply
  • german-rock

    Hmmmm, I think you're all crazy, second, Tolkien is like 5,00000000 times better than Paolini, third, Paolini stole most of the ideas in his books.

    6 Mar 2009 Reply
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