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    Eragon

    The site seems a little vague. I caught the trailer elsewhere, but its on the main site. Anyone have any info on this? Was it a book or something, or just out of the blue?

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    Here's what I know: Eragon, first book by Christopher Paloni, main claim to fame is that he started writing it at age fifteen. Was successful as a self-published book, picked up by one of the big publishers looking for the "next Harry Potter," movie rights bought, etc etc. Incredibly derivative by-the-numbers fantasy, impressive for a fifteen year old, not so much otherwise, but the kids seem to love it. Second book of a planned trilogy, Eldest, was published last year. Both have very nice John Jude Palencar covers .

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    the book is alright. pretty much a copy of every other big name fantasy book. very straight forward, and doesnt bring anything new to the table. quick read, and it is entertaining. there are better fantasy books out there tho. the good thing about this is that its so simple. its really good for young readers and getting people interested in fantasy books
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    15 eh? That gives me confidence for publishing the book I wrote in HS. My teacher said I get it published! Same idea, fantasy based with techno elements.

    Any ideas on how to self publish though?
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    i believe the family knew somone or had a friend who was in the publishing, or maybe it was that they just dished out the $$ and did it themselves. i forget.


    to publish yourself you could send it inot different companies to see how that goes. for fantasy id say try tor since i see them doing the more fantasy based stuff
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    I watched a little show on him on Discovery Channel. He was home schooled and graduated early, so he decided to write a book. The family self-published the book and were selling it at book-fairs out of the back of their truck. For a while, it was providing the income for the family. Then someone who had connections with Scholastic picked up the book and they signed him on.

    I have read Eragon and Eldest. The books are fun, not incredibly well written, but there are some new elements in there with the characters that are fun. It is pretty derivative of classic fantasy, but that isn't really a criticism from me actually. Not everything has to be totally original to be enjoyable. Paolini's story is inspiring, it almost makes me want to write a book.
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    theres a big website about it.. has the trailer on it too and the back story etc. i dunno.. seems just like all the other hocus-pocus stories out there.. - JAG
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