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July 2007

Kvetha Fricaya! Greetings Friends!

I know it has been a long time since my last newsletter, but there hasn’t been that much Inheritance news since the movie came out last December. After the excitement of the premiere, I returned to the business of finishing Book Three. Since then, I’ve been writing nonstop, but I promise to send you more frequent updates.

For the past seven months, I’ve been writing with a metal-nib, ink-dip pen. What is this like? You can picture me hunched over a drafting table, an adjustable lamp clipped to the side of the table, my iPod on the left of the desk, along with our cat doing his best to catch the tip of the pen as it makes it way across the page.

Random House sent us a whole slew of new foreign editions of both Eragon and Eldest. One of my favorites is the Japanese Eragon mass-market paperback, which they split into three volumes, each one having a computer-generated version of Saphira from the US cover posed at three different angles. When I saw the three volumes together, my first thought was to say, “Yes, the trilogy is already done!” Ah well.

I know, I know . . . what you really want to hear are some juicy tidbits about the plot or the release date or the name of Book Three, but I must ask for your patience a bit longer. Please know that I appreciate your support as I write.

While you’re waiting to rejoin Eragon and Saphira’s adventures, you might want to check out these items:

Random House released a new set of podcasts: Pullman, Paolini, Pierce. There are nine parts to the interview. This is not the original interview from 2003. It is all new.

There is a section on Eragon in a newly-released book, The Kids’ Book Club Book: Reading Ideas, Recipes, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids’ Book Clubs, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin Group, 2007.

And here are a few books I’ve enjoyed recently. (Scalzi’s books contain adult language and situations and therefore may not be appropriate for younger readers.)

  • Old Man’s War, John Scalzi, 2004
  • The Ghost Brigades, John Scalzi, Tor Books, 2006
  • The Last Colony, John Scalzi, Tor Books, 2007

John Scalzi writes science fiction that is fun, intelligent, and irreverent. He takes today’s cutting-edge technology, extrapolates it into the future, and uses it to tell swashbuckling adventures. I haven’t enjoyed science fiction this much in years.

Enjoy reading,

And may your swords stay sharp!

Christopher Paolini

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Christopher Paolini

About Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini is the author of the international bestsellers Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance, along with Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia. He resides in Paradise Valley, Montana, USA.