Join Christopher Tonight at 6 p.m. in Bozeman, Montana!

Meet Christopher Paolini Coloring Book Tour - Bozeman

Come meet Christopher and say hi!

Christopher will be giving a presentation and signing books at Barnes and Noble in Bozeman, Montana, tonight at 6 PM. For a complete list of stops along his tour, click here. Hope to see you all there along the way!

Behind the Scenes: Christopher & Ciruelo on THE OFFICIAL ERAGON COLORING BOOK

We’re absolutely thrilled to share this short interview with co-conspirators Christopher and Ciruelo Cabral on the process of bringing The Official Eragon Coloring Book to life! Get insight into the creative process, peek at a number of the final drawings, and get inspired!

And 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 so far below as well as directly on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook:

#ColorEragon

#ColorEragon: The Official Eragon Coloring Book Sweepstakes!

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Win your chance to #ColorEragon in this sweepstakes hosted by Unbound Worlds! The Official Eragon Coloring Book is coming to bookstores everywhere on May 2nd, 2017, and we had to do something to celebrate its upcoming release. What better way to do so than offer an autographed copy of the book, complete with one of the drawings colored in by Christopher himself?

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Christopher spent hours with his colored pencils on Saphira and Eragon in Leona Lake. Check out the time-lapse of the process from start to finish below:

Don’t forget, Christopher will be on tour for The Official Eragon Coloring Book from May 2nd through May 10th, 2017. He hopes to see you along the way! And, once you’ve gotten your own copy, use #ColorEragon to share your finished versions of the images in the coloring book!

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Ciruelo on The Official Eragon Coloring Book

The Official Eragon Coloring BookWe are thrilled to present this interview with fantasy artist extraordinaire Ciruelo about the Inheritance Cycle and the creation process of The Official Eragon Coloring Book! Set to release May 2nd, 2017, it features over forty original drawings by Ciruelo. Christopher and the artist closely collaborated to bring Alagaësia and its residents to life in the pages of this unique coloring book.

Based in Sitges, Spain, Ciruelo has illustrated works for the likes of George Lucas, Wizards of the Coast, Ballantine, Tor, and many others. He also contributed two drawings to the Collectors Edition of Eragon! Check out the Q&A below and don’t forget to preorder your own copy of The Official Eragon Coloring Book!

What was your reaction when you found out that you would be creating the artwork for The Official Eragon Coloring Book?

I was very excited since I really love the whole Eragon universe. The long
time friendship with Christopher gave us the opportunity to have discussed a lot about dragons and fantasy, and I certainly enjoy creating art related to his inspired writings. I have depicted Saphira in many occasions and have already created a good relationship with her. Also, I knew that the exposure of such a book was going to be huge due to the success of Christopher’s saga, and that’s always tempting.

Of the drawings you did for the coloring book, which one is your personal favorite?

I think I like Saphira and Eragon Swimming the best. It’s a relaxing moment in the story and I like the scene I depicted because they are just hitting the lake surface and that makes the drawing very dynamic. Or perhaps it’s because I already imagined the whole picture in vibrant colors.

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Q&As with Christopher: Arya’s Training, Rider Children, and Motivation

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A big thank you to everyone who participated in Christopher’s live Q&A on Facebook in February! For those of you that missed the event, we’ve collected the questions and will repost them in our Q&A series–the first batch is below. Keep an eye out for our next installment and don’t forget to peruse our Q&A archive for hundreds of answers to fans’ most pressing (and hairsplitting) questions!

INHERITANCE CYCLE

Andrew Tidswell: What happened to Galbatorix’s original sword, and do you have a name for it? Did he see wielding Vrangr as more of a power statement?

Vrangr was *definitely* a power statement. His original sword was placed into storage after Galbatorix defeated Vrael. No name for it, though.

Johann Polak: Little hello from France! Do elves know some things about the dwarves’ gods? Especially Gunthera?

And hello from Montana! Yes, elves know about the dwarves’ gods, but whether they truly understand the nature of the dwarf gods is a different question altogether. There are some deep and powerful forces in Alagaësia that rarely show themselves but that nevertheless still have great influence. Some of these forces we’ve already seen (the Eldunarí, for one). Some we’ve glimpsed in passing. And some Eragon and his cohorts still remain almost entirely ignorant of. (Though not Angela. Angela knows many things.)

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Encyclopedia Alagaësia: Tronjheim

Tronjheim

Located at the base of the volcanic hollow of Farthen Dûr deep within the Beor Mountains, Tronjheim is the capital of the dwarf nation.

King Korgan Longbeard discovered Farthen Dûr a short time after the dwarves’ mass exodus from their homeland plains due to desertification. They built the city-mountain out of the purest marble in the following millennia, intending for it to house the entire race in times of trouble. [Read more…]

Christopher is Going on Tour for The Official Eragon Coloring Book!

Join Christopher on his eight-city tour to Montana, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and California for The Official Eragon Coloring Book this May! There will be a talk followed by a signing after each event. Please check Christopher’s events page and the venue websites for the most up-to-date information.

The Official Eragon Coloring Book

May 2, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Barnes and Noble #2117
2825 West Main St., Unit A-1
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-586-5360
BarnesandNoble.com

May 3, 2017 – 6:30 PM
Auntie’s Bookstore
402 West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-838-0206
AuntiesBooks.com

May 4, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Barnes and Noble #2280
401 NE Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: (206) 417-2967
BarnesandNoble.com [Read more…]

We have a winner for our Goodreads Inheritance Giveaway!

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A hearty congratulations to reader Mark B. for winning the autographed hardcover edition of Inheritance! Thank you to everyone who participated and please keep an eye out for our next giveaway!

Encyclopedia Alagaësia: Menoa Tree

Follow Me, by Marek Okon, Menoa tree

Follow Me, by Marek Okon, © 2008, courtesy Deviant Art.

Before Du Fyrn Skulblaka and before the Fair Folk were effectively immortal, the Menoa tree was created when the master plant singer Linnëa melded herself with the oldest tree in Du Weldenvarden. It was an unusual reaction to an age old problem: she had fallen in love with a much younger man, but over time he lost interest. Linnëa eventually discovered her lover cheating with a younger woman and stabbed him to death in a fit of rage. Knowing that she hadn’t done the right thing, and that she could never return to her normal life, Linnëa rushed to the Menoa tree, where she sang for three days and nights until her body/consciousness were one with the plant.

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Goodreads Giveaway: Autographed Hardcover Copy of Inheritance!

Enter our Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win an autographed hardcover copy of Inheritance! It begins today, February 13th, and runs until February 27th, 2017. For more details and to enter click below:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Inheritance

by Christopher Paolini

Giveaway ends February 27, 2017.

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