Christopher Paolini is the international bestselling author of The Inheritance Cycle, beginning with Eragon. He holds the Guinness Book of World Records honor of being the youngest ever author of a bestselling series. Christopher tells us about multitasking while listening to audiobooks and some of his favorites.
Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave and to Gormenghast Castle, is born and spends the first years of his life in a pinnacled castle amidst rituals and grotesque persons, in a new edition of the first volume in the macabre classic fantasy.
The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison
A fantastic and stylized story of a protracted war between domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an medieval world reminiscent of Norse sagas.
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
The young boy Sparrowhawk becomes apprentice to a Master Wizard; but impatience to learn faster takes him far from home to Roke Island, where he enters the School for Wizards. As a student of magic, Sparrowhawk exceeds his years in accomplishment, but pride and jealousy drive the boy to try certain dangerous powers too soon. A terrible evil is let loose in the land.
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
When Jeremy Thatcher buys a “dragon’s egg” at Mr. Elives’s Magic Shop, he is shocked when an actual miniature dragon hatches from the egg and begins to grow and grow and grow.
Orphaned boy Pug is apprenticed to a powerful court magician named Kulgan in the world of Midkemia. Though ill at ease with the normal ways of wizardry, Pug soon earns his place as a squire after saving the life of one of the royals at court. But his courage will be tested still further when dark beings from another world open a rift in the fabric of spacetime to rekindle the age-old battle between the forces of Order and Chaos.