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Christopher Paolini was born in 1983 in Southern California. His abiding love of fantasy inspired him to write the Inheritance Cycle, which quickly became an internationally bestselling series. Christopher wrote the first draft of the introductory book in the series, Eragon, at age 15. Christopher draws inspiration for the world of Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, from the natural beauty that surrounds his home in Montana: the tumultuous weather, the roaring Yellowstone River, and the soaring Beartooth Mountains. Find out more about Christopher and the Inheritance Cycle at Alagaesia.com.

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Brisingr
Written by Christopher Paolini
Trade Paperback

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With newly updated interlocking art across the spines of all four books!


Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.

It's... Read More
 





Brisingr
Written by Christopher Paolini
Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.

Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning... Read More
 





Brisingr
Written by Christopher Paolini
eBook

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.

Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning... Read More
 





Brisingr Deluxe Edition
Written by Christopher Paolini
eBook

Experience the bestselling phenomenon of Brisingr, now in a deluxe edition!

This deluxe edition includes deleted scenes, never-before-seen art by the author, and a guide to dwarf runes.
 
Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still... Read More
 





Eldest
Written by Christopher Paolini
Trade Paperback

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With newly updated interlocking art across the spines of all four books!


Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns…

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved... Read More
 





Eldest
Written by Christopher Paolini
Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


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... Read More
 





Eldest
Written by Christopher Paolini
eBook

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


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... Read More
 





Eldest Deluxe Edition
Written by Christopher Paolini
eBook

This deluxe edition of the runaway international bestseller includes:
·A sneak peek at Book III
·An exclusive, full-color foldout poster of Glaedr by award-winning artist John Jude Palencar
·A revealing excerpt of the history of Alagaësia
·Never-before-seen art by the author, including an image of Brom’s elf ring
·A complete and comprehensive list of people...
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Eragon
Written by Christopher Paolini
Trade Paperback

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With newly updated interlocking art across the spines of all four books!


Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until... Read More
 





Eragon
Written by Christopher Paolini
Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an... Read More
 





Eragon
Written by Christopher Paolini
eBook

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an... Read More
 





Inheritance
Written by Christopher Paolini
Trade Paperback

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With newly updated interlocking art across the spines of all four books!


Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a... Read More
 





Inheritance
Written by Christopher Paolini
Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


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... Read More
 





Inheritance
Written by Christopher Paolini
eBook

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


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... Read More
 





Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Hard Cover Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance)
Written by Christopher Paolini
Boxed Set

The complete Inheritance cycle, available for the first time in a paperback boxed set!
 
The Inheritance cycle worldwide bestselling saga of one boy, one dragon, and a world of larger-than-life adventure! This boxset includes the books, Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance.  Read More
 





Inheritance Deluxe Edition with Video (The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4)
Written by Christopher Paolini
eBook

In this deluxe edition with video, go behind the scenes with the author, Christopher Paolini, as he shares stories—and secrets—in 17 exclusive videos. Plus, this deluxe edition of the spellbinding conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle includes:
 
• A glimpse at life in Alagaësia after the final scene of the series
&bull... Read More
 





Inheritance Deluxe Edition (The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4)
Written by Christopher Paolini
eBook

This deluxe edition of the spellbinding conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle includes:
 
A glimpse at life in Alagaësia after the final scene of the series
Never-before-seen art by the author
A new scene within the story
A note to readers from the author
 
Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than...

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Inheritance Cycle Omnibus: Eragon and Eldest
Written by Christopher Paolini
Trade Paperback

Enjoy every word of the first two books in the Inheritance cycle in one convenient volume. Featuring brand new cover art and never before seen original manuscript pages! Read More
 





Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Trade Paperback Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, In
Written by Christopher Paolini
Boxed Set

The boxed set collection of the worldwide fantasy phenomenon has a brand-new look that showcases new interlocking art across the spines of the books!

 
The Inheritance cycle is the unforgettable, worldwide bestselling saga of one boy, one dragon, and a world of adventure. When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the...

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The Official Eragon Coloring Book
Written by Christopher Paolini
Illustrated by Ciruelo
Trade Paperback

The first and only coloring book to explore the world of Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle—the New York Times and worldwide runaway bestselling phenomenon by Christopher Paolini!

Immerse yourself in Christopher Paolini's land of Alagaësia in this captivating Eragon coloring book that features more than forty pieces of brand-new, exclusive art from award-winning fantasy illustrator Ciruelo, with... Read More
 





The Inheritance Cycle Complete Collection
Written by Christopher Paolini
eBook

The #1 New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. For the first time, here are all four books in one ebook collection.


Praise for Christopher Paolini and the Inheritance cycle:
"An authentic work of great talent."  --The... Read More
 

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