Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle

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Millions of readers adore Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle: its earnest hero, its breathtaking battles, and, of course, its awe-inspiring dragon Saphira. But there’s so much more to the series than meets the eye—and Secrets of the Dragon Riders, edited by today’s second hottest dragon-writer James A. Owen, shows readers what they’re missing.

Why might Roran be the real hero of the Inheritance Cycle? What does Paolini’s writing have in common with role-play games and ...

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Overview


Millions of readers adore Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle: its earnest hero, its breathtaking battles, and, of course, its awe-inspiring dragon Saphira. But there’s so much more to the series than meets the eye—and Secrets of the Dragon Riders, edited by today’s second hottest dragon-writer James A. Owen, shows readers what they’re missing.

Why might Roran be the real hero of the Inheritance Cycle? What does Paolini’s writing have in common with role-play games and modern action films? Are teenage writers judged more harshly than their adult counterparts? The YA authors in Secrets of the Dragon Riders—some of them no older than Paolini when he wrote Eragon—each take on a different aspect of the series to engage and entertain Paolini fans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933771977
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Series: Smart Pop
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,006,330
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Owen
James A. Owen is the author and illustrator of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica-which includes Here, There Be Dragons, The Search for the Red Dragon and The Indigo King-as well as the Starchild comic series. He lives and works in northeastern Arizona.
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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    Looks like a knock off

    Can we leave a good author alone please? Christopher Paolini doesn't need other people copying him. We know the movie Eragon sucked and the storyline got raped by the Hollywood sphincter muscles. For being a kid, Paolini is one hell of an author. If you're going to read, read fast and resd them all becsuse the new one comes out in November.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    What the heck?

    I dont think that anyone cares what your crumby little book says I DONT CARE WHAT YOU THINK just get the real book realy why would we waste our memory or our money GET THE REAL BOOK
    DO NOT PURCHASE WARNING DO NOT PURCHASE

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Really??????

    I really don't understand why people have written bad reviews on such a good author. I've read each harry potter book over 20, times, and that series was my favorite until I read christopher paolini's inheritance series. He is my favorite author. Why do people say bad things about good authors?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Isn't This Technically Plagiarism?

    Why do people always have to write books that have stolen ideas from the really good authors?

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    Wtf is this ****

    Ive posted on this already, but, COME ON!!! CANT A HUMAN WRITE A PROPER BOOK WITH ACTUAL FACTS??? I MEAN REALLY! Im a dragon, havnt bought this book, BECAUSE ITS POINTLESS!!! Not a single fact in here. Hmph, and i was just starting to like human literature.

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Humans

    You humans lack good literature.....dragons could do much better.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Wait a minute...

    CHRISTIPHOR PAOLINI IS A KID!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? IS THAT TRUE???? If so, THAT IS AWESOME!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Wtf people read the books not the reveiw

    I hear how you people rate roran and eragon as sucky.i got one thing to say to that: READ THE DAMN BOOKS!!!! And the real hero is the dragons who supplied the energy and modified the spell that caused galaborix to kill himself.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Sorry but deep down we all know who the true hero was

    It sure wasn't that whiney turd, Eragon or the bungling baboon, Roran. It was Murtagh, who was constantly getting the stuffing beaten out of him by the king while the others cried that life wasn't fair.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Seriously? Roran?

    What the Heck are they doin saying Roran could be the real hero of the series!? Plus they say it has been edited by another dragon subject auther and i bet he don't want any competion.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Itsgood,but the pages arent in order

    Thats all

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Strange

    What is the deal about the clan thing i have no idea...

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    This looks stupid

    I love to read about dragons but even I won't read this it looks like a complete copy-off!!!!!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2011

    uhhhhhhhh

    i just wanted to ask i havnt actually read it but what is this book

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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