Catch up on months of questions and answers with our ‘Christopher Paolini Interview Recap’!

twitter-interview-questionsSocial media is an interesting place: sometimes you’ll find useful information and updates from friends and internet personalities… while other times, you’ll find the weird, the obscure, and the downright bizarre.

Social media also happens to be home to Christopher Paolini’s official Twitter account. Christopher will, on rare occasions, offer fans a fifteen minute session where they can ask him questions and he’ll fire off as many answers as possible. The results are often interesting, revealing, and true to Christopher’s nature, teasing. Christopher touches on Inheritance, Book V, Inheritance Cycle movies, and more!

We’ve compiled the best and most important questions and answers from Christopher’s Twitter account over the past eight months for your viewing pleasure!

ON INHERITANCE

Is Angela one of the Grey Folk?
Christopher:
Maaaybe. Maaaybe not.
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Christopher: I don’t intend to alter/revisit Inheritance [Book 4] at any point. The book is done and published, and I’m happy with it. […] I still plan on writing Book V, though.
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Who is your favorite Inheritance Cycle dragon?
Christopher:
Saphira.
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Can you and Brandon Sanderson team up to bring the world of Alagaesia and Sanderson’s world of Alethkar together?
Christopher:
Ha! Who knows? That might be fun.
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ON BOOK V
Read more about Christopher’s “Book V”, potential Inheritance Cycle prequel, and his upcoming scifi book on our “Book V and Beyond” page!

Will we ever find out what happened to the belt of Beloth the Wise?
Christopher:
Yes.
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Will Murtagh ever join Eragon in establishing the new Riders?
Christopher:
Heh. No comment.
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Will you ever write a book or series about the dragon/elf war leading to the creation of the Riders?
Christopher:
Possibly, although I’ll probably do Book V first.
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Have you started any work on Book V, such as planning?
Christopher:
Book V is completely plotted out. However, I’m writing something else at the moment.
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Will there ever be a book about or featuring Murtagh?
Christopher:
Let’s just say we haven’t seen the last of Murtagh. 😉
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ON THE ERAGON MOVIE

Will there ever be more Inheritance Cycle movies?
Christopher:
I hope so! But it’s up to Fox whether they ever do anything with the rights.
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Will we ever see an Eldest film as a sequel to the Eragon movie?
Christopher:
Someday, I hope! Although I’d love to see Eragon rebooted first.
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What are your thoughts on the Eragon movie?
Christopher:
The film reflected the studio’s vision of the story, just as the books reflect my vision of the story.
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ON ERAGON

Looking back on Eragon, do you have any regrets?
Christopher:
I wish I’d worked in a few more mentions of things I invented later: like the feldûnost and nïdhwal.
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How long did it take to write Eragon?
Christopher:
About 2.5 years.
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CHRISTOPHER HIMSELF

What type of non-fantasy book(s) would you love to write?
Christopher:
Horror. Or romance. You know, one or the other. Techno-thrillers might be fun too.
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What do you find to be the hardest part of the writing process?
Christopher:
Waking up and getting my brain to function well enough that I can write clearly.
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What would you say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
Christopher:
My obsessive attention to detail, which is also my greatest strength. Life is funny like that.
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If you could live in any world, Alagaesia or in other books, where would you live?
Christopher:
I’d probably live with my dwarves. They know how to have a good time.
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Would you rather own a dragon or be a dragon?
Christopher:
I’d rather own a dragon.
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Who is your favorite incarnation of the Doctor from Doctor Who?
Christopher:
Number Four, Nine, and Ten.
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Which Hogwarts house would you have been in?
Christopher:
Ravenclaw.
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What is your favorite television series?
Christopher:
The Prisoner (the original).
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Now we ask: Which was your favorite question and answer from this collection? If you had a chance to ask Christopher a question, what would you ask?