Two dragon-filled fantasy worlds collide in this interview with Christopher Paolini and Rachel Hartman

Every fantasy world is better with dragons! Several years ago, we sat down with two mega fantasy authors who most certainly agree: Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle) and Rachel Hartman (Seraphina, Shadow Scale, Tess of the Road). The two dragon masters expertly weave tales of dragons, politics, and the plights of fantasy in the worlds of Alagaësia and Goredd, and readers just can’t get enough!

Which is why we thought bringing the two together would make for a great discussion on writing, fantasy, dragons, and more! Several years back, we sat down with Rachel Hartman and Christopher Paolini and what resulted was an incredible conversation between two very talented authors, both passionate about storytelling and the wonder that dragons can bring to the page.

That conversation can now be listened to on the latest episode of Ink Feather Podcast:

Lauren Zurchin, host of Ink Feather Podcast, has put her copy of Tess of the Road, Rachel Hartman’s latest installment in the world of Goredd, up for grabs! Enter to win:

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Long-time visitors may recognize Lauren Zurchin’s name and voice: Lauren was the managing book editor of our sister site,, and has since started her own fantasy and science fiction podcast, Ink Feather Podcast. You can listen to all of the incredible episodes and follow the show’s updates on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Stay tuned for even more dragons and Tess in the coming week, as we look at the similarities between Rachel and Christopher’s worlds, the importance of strong female heroines in fantasy, feature another interview between the two authors, and give away a collection of their books!