Fiction for Young Readers
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As a teenager, Christopher Paolini fell hard for fantasy. He read all he could find in his local library – and when that ran dry, he started to write his own stories. The tale of his first book, Eragon, written when he was just 15, is publishing legend. Originally self-published by his family, the story about a boy who hatches his own pet dragon went on to be a worldwide bestseller.
Last year, the fourth and final book in the Inheritance series, Inheritance, was published. The first three books have sold 25 million copies. What next? Paolini says he might turn his hand to sci-fi…
Christopher Paolini was educated at home by his parents. His abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to write his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at 15.
Three of the biggest names in writing for young readers are heading our way, with one each month for the next three months.