Q&As with Christopher: Book Five’s Villain, Writing Daily, Character Connection, & Names

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Here is the second batch of questions we collected from Christopher’s Facebook Q&A in February! Keep an eye out for our next installment and don’t forget to peruse our Q&As archive for hundreds of answers to fans’ most pressing (and hairsplitting) questions!

INHERITANCE CYCLE

Amy Ivany: Reading through other questions got me thinking… How do you come up with names for your characters? I mean, how did you ever end up thinking ‘yeah, I think Eragon is more fitting then Kevin’, and where do you find these awesome and unique names?

My names tend to come from three sources:

  1. Wordplay: ‘saphira’ is a play on ‘sapphire’. ‘eragon’ is a play on ‘dragon’. Etc.
  2. Historical sources: Horst, Katrina, Helgrind, etc.
  3. I invent them according to the rules of the various languages of Alagaësia.

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San Diego, California: Meet Christopher Today!

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Come say hi!

Christopher will be giving a talk and signing at Changing Hands Bookstore in San Diego, California today at 7 PM.

This marks the end of his tour for The Official Eragon Coloring Book, but don’t despair if you can’t make it! He will be at Denver Comic Con June 30th through July 2nd, 2017. Click here for a complete list of upcoming events. Hope to see you somewhere along the way!

Tempe, Arizona: Meet Christopher Today!

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Come say hi!

Christopher will be giving a talk and signing at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona today at 7 PM. For a complete list of stops along his tour, click here. Hope to see you along the way!

Denver, Colorado: Meet Christopher Today!

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Come say hi!

Christopher will be giving a talk and signing at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, Colorado today at 7 PM. For a complete list of stops along his tour, click here. Hope to see you along the way!

Orem, Utah: Meet Christopher Today!

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Come say hi!

Christopher will be giving a talk and signing at Barnes & Noble in Orem, Utah today at 2 PM. For a complete list of stops along his tour, click here. Hope to see you along the way!

Join Christopher Tonight at 7 p.m. in Salt Lake City, Utah!

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Come say hi!

Christopher will be giving a talk and signing at King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah today at 7 PM. For a complete list of stops along his tour, click here. Hope to see you along the way!

Join Christopher Tonight at 7 p.m. in Seattle, Washington!

Christopher Paolini Coloring Book Tour - Seattle

Come meet Christopher and say hi!

Christopher will be giving a presentation and signing books at Barnes & Noble – Northgate in Seattle, Washington, tonight at 7 PM. For a complete list of stops along his tour, click here. Hope to see you along the way!

#ColorEragon Time-lapse: Angela the Herbalist

Christopher had another #ColorEragon moment! This time he did a grayscale version of Angela the herbalist from The Official Eragon Coloring Book. Watch the time-lapse to see the process from start to finish:

And in case you missed it before, here is his version of Saphira and Eragon in Leona Lake:

Time for you to #ColorEragon!

 
Don’t forget to participate in the collaborative vision of Alagaësia by sharing your colored versions of the drawings on social media, using the hashtag #ColorEragon! Check out some of what others have done on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Christopher Finished the Second Draft of #TSiaSoS!

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So what’s next? We’re all impatient to read the new book as soon as possible! Well, once Christopher returns from his tour for The Official Eragon Coloring Book, he will review a few things in the manuscript and then send it to his agent. And after that? Well, we’ll all have to wait and see!

First draft vs. second draft. Can't believe I made it to the end of this monster! #paolini #sciencefiction #TSiaSoS #writing

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Join Christopher Tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Spokane, Washington!

Christopher Paolini Coloring Book Tour - Spokane

Come meet Christopher and say hi!

Christopher will be giving a presentation and signing books at Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, Washington, tonight at 6:30 PM. For a complete list of stops along his tour, click here. Hope to see you along the way!