Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the “youngest author of a bestselling book series”, American fantasy writer Christopher Paolini finished the earliest draft of his bestselling novel Eragon when he was just 15. Influenced by his upbringing in rural Montana, the book was originally self-published but later picked up on word-of-mouth recommendation for commercial publication and immediately became a New York Times bestseller. The book launched his phenomenally popular Inheritance series - continuing with Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance and Eldest. His latest work, The Fork, the Witch and The Worm – which readers to the world of Alagaësia for a collection of stories set a year after the events of Eldest – is published in December 2018.
Welcome back to the world of Christopher Paolini's Alagaësia. It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.