Christopher Paolini is one of the youngest authors to make our recommendations list, but by no means does that make him any less worthy of one of the top spots!
As a young author, he has a considerable talent for writing young adult fantasy books, and a lot of potential to grow into one of the best in the genre someday. His books are exciting to read and full of adventure fit for readers of all ages.
Born in Southern California in November of 1983, Chris Paolini has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley with his parents.
As a child, he was home schooled by his parents, and was frequently caught up in the pages of a great book, either reading or writing short stories and poems.
His love of the fantasy and science fiction genres inspired him to begin work his debut novel, Eragon, the first book in the Inheritance cycle when he was only fifteen!
He became a New York Times bestselling author at nineteen-years-old, and has since written three more books in the Inheritance series, finally completing it in 2011.
Christopher currently lives in the state of Montana, where he drew inspiration for the creation of the fantastic world his beloved characters reside in- Alagaesia.
Though I didn't think I would enjoy this type of book as much as Aaron did, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved Chris Paolini's work. For anyone who loves reading dragon lore, epic adventures and unforgettable battles, Paolini is a must read.
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