Chairperson Dave O’Callaghan
Not so long ago, Eragon – Dragon Rider – was nothing more than a farm boy. Now, the fate of an entire civilisation rests on his shoulders…
Christopher Paolini’s stratospheric success story is almost as outlandish as the epic teenage fantasy series that brought him fame and fortune. Christopher grew up in the jagged Beartooth Mountains of Paradise Valley, Montana. He produced the first draft of the self-published Eragon at the tender age of 15. By 19 he had secured a major publishing deal and Eragon had become a fantasy fiction phenomenon, bursting onto the New York Times bestseller list. Two sequels – Eldest (2005) and Brisingr (2008) followed, upping the stakes of this Tolkein-esque saga and expanding the imaginative realm of the author’s fictional Alagaësia. Together the first three instalments have sold over 25 million copies worldwide.
Now the epic Inheritance cycle comes to a breathtaking conclusion as its dragon-riding hero embarks on his final quest – to vanquish the evil King Galbatorix and bring justice to Alagaësia.