Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his family. He published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of 19, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle - Eragon and its three sequels - have sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide. This is his first adult novel.
Paolini make[s] literary magic -- <i>People </i>on Christopher Paolini A breathtaking and unheard of success -- <i>USA Today </i>on Christopher Paolini A true rarity -- <i>The Washington Post </i>on Christopher Paolini An authentic work of great talent -- <i>New York Times Book Review </i>on Christopher Paolini The skills honed in his YA fantasy series, Inheritance, are on full display here in his vibrant world building, especially in the mythology of the alien tech. Paolini populates this universe with a large cast of interesting and relatable characters . . . lending the story a sincere emotional depth. Highly recommended for fans of James A. Corey's The Expanse series and for fantasy fans willing to try space opera -- <i>Booklist</i> starred review Rollicking pace, rapidly developing stakes . . . A fun, fast-paced epic that science fiction fans will gobble up -- <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> A powerful piece of SF, with intelligent writing and big ideas -- Adrian Tchaikovsky