below for the latest from Christopher Paolini!
Greetings once again! So much has happened since I
last wrote, itís amazing. I spent most of March on
the road with my second book tour for Random House/Knopf.
All I can say is Wow! I received such an incredible
response from the booksellers, librarians, my media
escorts, and, of course, you the fans, it made the
entire trip an absolute delight. It would never have
happened without everyoneís support.
highlights: When I was in a Boston library, I met
a boy who had carved a wooden Urgal-horn dagger! The
blade was actually shaped like a corkscrew. . . .
I have no idea how he managed to make it.
in Boston, I got to meet Mike from the Du Shurítugal
fan site, who came to both my events there and recorded
a brief interview with me. You can read it at www.dushurtugals.com.
Philadelphia there was a man who has now come to three
of my signings! Talk about dedication.
Washington, D.C., where I stayed in the Watergate
Hotel, I got to see an Eragon board game
that a young boy had drawn and designed by himself.
He had me sign it with silver ink, but what I really
wanted to do was to try the game!
woman in Raleigh gave me a wonderful model of a white
dragon that she had named Ivora. Ivora now sits on
a shelf in my room and watches me write.
treat was in Austin, where several of the school librarians
who had invited me into their schools with the self-published
version of Eragon came to my booksigning.
It was great to see them again. If it werenít for
their help, Eragon would never have had all
this success. Three cheers for school librarians!
the past week, I dramatically expanded my guides to
the ancient and dwarf languages for the deluxe edition
of Eragon that will be released this fall.
My head is still whirling with diereses and umlauts!
However, I can confidently say that with everything
Iíve provided and a bit of determination, it will
be entirely possible to teach yourself to speak those
languages. Best of luck to those who are interested.
now back to Eldest. . . .
your swords stay sharp,
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