Happy 29th birthday, Christopher!

Today marks Christopher Paolini’s 29th birthday! The author, currently traveling through Italy following a brief promotional tour for the release of the Inheritance Deluxe Edition, has been hard at work on the Inheritance cycle since the age of fifteen — fourteen years ago! While Christopher’s time with the four books making up the Inheritance cycle may be over, the author has expressed that he is hard at work on new novels set outside of the world of Alagaësia… and has even laid the groundwork for future novels set within Alagaësia (some hints at which can be found throughout the four books).

You can follow Christopher, an active Twitter-er, and wish him a happy birthday at his official Twitter account: @InheritanceCP. On behalf of the Shur’tugal crew and all of our visitors, we wish Christopher the happiest of birthdays! (And enjoy this beautiful fan-created Eragon-inspired birthday cake!)

  • Taslin

    I know this isn the best place, but mike when i try to go to lytherus i get a virus message from firefox

  • Skulblaka_Shur’tugal

    Nice cake. Where’s the interview? Oh, there’s probably NOT one.

    I’m claiming Vaporware here.

  • Rhyson

    Holy crap. Someone infected the forums page with a virus.


    • EternalShade

      And lytherus

  • Shadow

    DragonWatch is live! Its pretty lame compared to Shurtugal,but I’m going to improve it a lot over time. So heres the link http://dragonwatch.webs.com/

  • EternalShade

    Wow, hes almost thirty? 14 yrs since he wrote Eragon for the first time. That was quite a while ago.

  • EragonSaphira

    Happy Birthday Christopher 🙂

  • Regula Schuler

    Happy birthday and all the best! Please write more Eragonsstories!

  • Trains

    Oh, by the way, happy birthday Christopher! Tell Mike to put the interview on the site so that people quit wearing out their fingers complaining!! (Please…)

  • Trains

    Fansite dude make sure u have fanfiction 🙂 ooo and I always wished that people could post homemade comic strips on Shurtugal!!! (i know that sounds kinda lame, but I think that would b cool)

  • Shadow

    Hey,everyone! The new website will published in about two weeks. But I need more ideas and stuff. What would you like to see in the new website?

    • imstillhungry95


      • Activist

        The site is up now!

        But we don’t have the interview, although we can petition CP to do an interview with us. Please add you suggestions in the comment areas. 😀

        • EternalShade

          Ive joined

  • Shadow

    Hey everyone, I need moderators for the new fansite! If your interested email me at: [email protected]

  • Mallory

    Happy Birthday!:D Love your work!

  • Happy birthday Christopher, I hope you have an amazing birthday, I really enjoy your wirk and hope to see more of it in the future.

  • DragonsAreAwesome

    Happy Birthday Christopher!!! And that is an epic cake!! 😀

  • Julia

    Best wishes on still remaining so young, having achieved so much and inspiring me beyond measure! 😀 Keep the books coming! 🙂

  • Activist

    Boycott the site until the interview goes up!!!!

    • imstillhungry95

      You’ve been calling for a boycott for at least a week now, when are you going to start?

      • anymouse

        I’m not really for the boycott. I say we just bitch on here until he posts the interview. More effective that way and we get the word out.

        • anymouse

          It’s kinda of funny. I don’t even like Eragon, I just want to see how Paolini defends the poor plot.

          • Morzan

            Lol. Same here Shadow! Especially the ending of the 4th book. Just disgraceful!

        • Activist

          True, although we’ve been complaining for about a year, so I say time to start something new. Also, Shadow and I are starting a new website – DragonWatch. Maybe we accomplish something with one of these measures. Also, I think we should flood Lytherus with complaints. We KNOW he checks that, and if we interfere with his new site, he might give us the interview just to make u shut up. He may not even be checking this one anymore!

          • Bob

            Of course he’s not checking this one anymore. Watch this:

            The Inheritance series sucks!! The characters are cardboard cutouts.
            That cake (which is truly well done) is more 3D than the people.

            And we’ll see how long this comment stays up.

          • imstillhungry95

            Why would he even give you any attention? It’s what you’re looking for. On second thought, why am I giving you guys attention?

          • Bob

            Yep. If Mike was carefully maintaining this site like he has in the past, that comment wouldn’t have lasted a day. He’s moved on to other things.

      • Activist

        How about now! Thanks so much for your support.

  • Keith

    Happy Birthday mate! Hope the cake tastes great!

  • Natalia O. from Poland

    Happy Birthday! the best wishes for a man, which created magic world – world of dragon’s riders. On behalf of Polish fans – we thank and we are sending greetings! 🙂

  • Denmark111

    How do you make such an awsome cake? 0.o

  • Denmark111

    Happy birthday Christopher. Thanks for all the good books, and keep up the hard work 🙂

  • 1/2e birdA.
    Your just awesome Christopher. I hope to see more of your writings

  • demisarusa

    Happy Birthday dear Christopher…. Miss not reading any more about Eragon and Saphira…. But I suppose you merit to have a holiday at last!! Have a great day.

  • happy birthday!!!!and write more adventures about eragon and saphira please

  • faith genzola

    Happy Birthday Mr Poalini. I did enjoy reading all of your books.

  • Huy Khiêm

    Vietnamese: Chúc mừng sinh nhật anh Paolini.

  • Happy Birthday,, i hope if you write more adventures about Eragon and Saphira… Thanks Paolini for change my live… 😀

  • Vincent

    Happy BIRTHDAY!
    And cheers to the awesome books you’ve wrote and hopefully more books to come =D

  • 70Ksenia

    I wonder how this cake taste in real life. Wow, Christopher turn 29 y.o. today! I hope he’ll write more books for us to enjoy.

  • Happy Birthday! サヨナラ, Eragon Shur’tugal, and Saphira Brightscales.

  • Ruth Ann

    Happy Birthday!! Hope it is the best yet!!!

  • Whtinie Keller

    Happy Birthday Christopher! Hope you have a fantastical (and magical!) day! <3 (:

  • Roni E

    Happy Birthday!!!

  • Shadow

    Happy birthday, C.P! I wish many more. Also people,the new inheritance cycle site will be published within the next few weeks. But I really need some people to help out…like I need moderators for the forums and stuff like that. Email me at [email protected] if your interested.

  • Alex Smith

    Happy Birthday Christopher! I hope you have an amazing birthday, you’ve really earned one. =)

  • imstillhungry95

    Happy birthday, Christopher! And happy returns!

  • Alžběta Vyčítalová

    Happy Birthday Christopher, good luck, health and success! I hope you get the inspiration to write another book. And thank you for signing my books Eragon and Eldest. With love, Elizabeth V.

  • Megan Prater

    Happee Birfday!!!!!!

  • happy birthday christopher! agree looking foward to some more great books! eragon awesome!

  • Happy birthday Christopher! I find it funny that today is your birthday… I finished reading Inheritance just early this morning. It is now very seriously one of my favorite books of all time. And trust me, I’ve read a lot of them. So thank you for your contribution to literature, and may your day be absolutely fantastic. Happy birthday!

  • Johnny

    Happy birthday =D

  • Happy Birthday-looking forward to some more great reads!!!

  • Mattijs

    Happy birthday, Christopher!