Dragon time!

RTÉ Guide - - Kids -

Christo­pher Paolini, the author of the book that be­came the dragon movie Eragon, has just re­leased his new book. In The Fork, The Witch and The Worm, 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 El­dunari, un­ex­pected vis­i­tors and an ex­cit­ing Ur­gal leg­end o er a much­needed dis­trac­tion.

The book fea­tures three orig­i­nal sto­ries set in Ala­gaësia, in­ter­spersed with scenes from Eragon’s own un­fold­ing ad­ven­ture. lncluded is an ex­cerpt from the mem­oir of the witch and for­tune-teller, An­gela the her­bal­ist, penned by An­gela Paolini, the in­spi­ra­tion for the char­ac­ter, her­self!

Christo­pher Paolini be­gan writ­ing the In­her­i­tance Cy­cle of fan­tasy books at just 15. He be­came a num­ber-one best-sell­ing author at 19 and spent the next decade im­mersed in the world of Ala­gaësia. In his spare time he en­joys sharp­en­ing knives, play­ing video games, lift­ing heavy things and search­ing for the per­fect leather­bound note­book.

The Fork, The Witch and The Worm by Christo­pher Paolini (Pen­guin) is in book­shops now.

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