Last Week on ‘Eragon’ Collector’s Edition, advice on improving your writing skills, and the Paolini family’s September favorites

The third week of, the Paolini’s official website, has drawn to a close. Week three did not disappoint following the site’s successful first two weeks and its exciting content, with several stories and another essay from Christopher hitting their blog! Here’s a preview of this past week’s content:

“Explore the 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of Eragon Featuring Art and a Letter From Christopher” – Many fans may not be aware of the incredible Eragon Collector’s Edition currently being sold to celebrate the book’s tenth (now eleventh) anniversary. The book is filled with six pieces of incredible artwork from award-winning artists, features an all new book cover, and includes a letter from Christopher. Learn all of the details in this great feature.

“Talita Paolini Shares How to Improve Your Writing Skills” – This is a must-read for any aspiring writer looking to improve their writing skills. Even better – it’s a great way to get some new techniques into your writing style ahead of November’s NaNoWriMo!

“The Paolini Family’s September Favorites” – This article is a treasure trove of new books, movies, television shows, and video games to get your hands on! The Paolinis contributed their current favorites and great recommendations for visitors who enjoy all different media types. From Miyazaki films to Xbox 360 games, an anime version of The Count of Monte Cristo, web comics, and more, you won’t be disappointed!

The past few weeks have been just as exciting, with all kinds of new content hitting the site’s blog and already available on the website at its launch. We don’t want you to miss any of it, so here are some of the highlights:

“Christopher Discusses Making Swords and Swordfighting Swords and Swordfighting” – In a new and exclusive essay, Christopher discusses making swords and swordfighting, including his history with both and how he worked this knowledge into the Inheritance Cycle.

“Behind the Naming Process of Some of the Inheritance Cycle’s Memorable Characters and Locations” – Readers are given a behind-the-scenes look at the “secrets” and inspirations behind some of Alagaesia’s most memorable character and location names in this interesting blog post!

Christopher’s Current Writing Project – Christopher discusses his current writing project, a sci-fi novel, in a new video exclusive to their website!

Christopher’s Art Desk: The Process Behind the Illustration of Aren, Brom’s Ring – Readers are given a behind-the-scenes look at the process behind illustrating Aren, Brom’s ring! The article includes never-before-seen sketches, references, and more.

Christopher Discusses His Favorite Writers – Christopher discusses many of his favorite writers in this blog post. Inheritance Cycle fans may find several great recommendations for new authors and books to explore.

Christopher Discusses Finishing the Inheritance Cycle and Begin New Writing Projects – After completing a project that consumed over a decade of his life, Christopher was ready to try his hand at new things: short stories, research, and his current project – a sci-fi novel.

As always, three new articles will be hitting over the course of the next week. We encourage you to explore all of the great content offered on! Additionally, you can follow @PaoliniOfficial on Twitter and “Like” the Facebook page for the latest news and updates.