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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Immanuela Meijer

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Immanuela is the Paolinis' executive assistant.

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!

Immanuela Meijer

About Immanuela Meijer

Immanuela is the Paolinis' executive assistant.

Tempe, Arizona: Meet Christopher Today!

Christopher Paolini Coloring Book Tour - Tempe, #ColorEragon, meet Christopher

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!

Immanuela Meijer

About Immanuela Meijer

Immanuela is the Paolinis' executive assistant.

Denver, Colorado: Meet Christopher Today!

Christopher Paolini Coloring Book Tour - Denver, #ColorEragon

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!

Immanuela Meijer

About Immanuela Meijer

Immanuela is the Paolinis' executive assistant.