Review of "Christopher Paolini"

published 07/08/2008 | rosieemma91
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"Excellent fantasy author"

Christopher Paolini's books have been worshipped by lovers of fantasy all over the world. His Inheritance Cycle (formerly trilogy before he decided to extend the series) has made him famous and has resulted in a major motion picture. But what of the man (or boy, at some stages) behind these works of genius?

Well, Christopher Paolini was born on the 17th November 1983 in Southern California. He was raised by his parents, Kenneth Paolini and Talita Hodgkinson, and was raised and still lives in the Paradise Valley area of Montana. He was home schooled through a correspondence course at American School, Chicago, Illinois. He graduated at 15 years of age.

He has only one sibling, a sister called Angela, whose name he also gave to the kooky witch in his novels.

The first book in the series, Eragon, began when he was still only 15. Once completed, it was published by an on demand printing company and Christopher toured school and libraries to promote it, dressed in a medieval get up.

Finslly Paolini got his big break when Knopf (part of Random House) came to hear of the book and had it published.

Eragon debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list, and quickly moved to #1 on the children's bestseller lists nationally, with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at #2.

Between them, Eragon and it's sequel (Eldest) have sold over 12.5 million copies worldwide.

I found his books captivating and the fantasy aspect appealed to me as I am a massive fantasy fan. He has written them incredibly well and at times you feel as though you are part of the book - so transporting is the writing.

I would definately recommend this author.

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  • blissman70 published 20/08/2008
    I don't recall ever reading a Paolini but i may have to look out for one... regards,blissman
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