Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle

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James A. Owen, Leah Wilson
BenBella Books, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 174 pages
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Millions of readers adore Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: its earnest hero, its breathtaking battles, and, of course, its awe-inspiring dragon Saphira. But there's so much more to the series than meets the eye--and Secrets of the Dragon Riders, edited by today's second hottest dragon-writer James A. Owen, shows readers what they're missing.

Why might Roran be the real hero of the Inheritance Cycle? What does Paolini's writing have in common with role-play games and modern action films? Are teenage writers judged more harshly than their adult counterparts? The YA authors in Secrets of the Dragon Riders--some of them no older than Paolini when he wrote Eragon--each take on a different aspect of the series to engage and entertain Paolini fans.

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Ten Things About Christopher Paolini
Riding the Dragon
The Reluctant Hero
The Magic of Anthropomorphic Animals
My Dragon Myself
Eldest Wisest
How Does a FifteenYearOld Do This?
The ModernDay Perceval
Its in His Character
The Thing About Elves Is
How the Inheritance Cycle Differs From Fantasy Epics ofthe Past

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About the author (2010)

James A. Owen is the author of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series, the creator of the critically acclaimed Starchild graphic novel series, and the author of the Mythworld series of novels. He is also founder and executive director of Coppervale International, a comic book company that also publishes magazines and develops and produces television and film projects. He lives in Arizona. Visit him at

Leah Wilson is a senior editor at BenBella Books and is the editor of "Welcome to Wisteria Lane: On America's Favorite Desperate Housewives" and the coeditor of "James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 "and "Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Unauthorized Exploration of the Harry Potter Series Complete Through Book Six," She lives in Dallas.

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