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Christopher James Paolini is an American author. He is best known for The Inheritance Cycle, which consists of the books Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance, and the follow up short story collection The Fork, the Witch and the Worm.
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The Dragonbone Chair
Book One of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn
Tad Williams - 1989-11-07 (first published in 1988)
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A war fueled by the powers of dark sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard—for Prester John, the High King, lies dying. And with his death, the Storm King, the undead ruler of the elf-like Sithi, seizes the chance to regain his lost realm through a pact with the newly ascended king. Knowing the consequences of this bargain, the ki...
Christopher Paolini
2022-03-13T02:22:55.000Z
One of my favorite fantasy books and series (had a huge influence on me). @tadwilliams      source
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How to Render
the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity
Scott Robertson, Thomas Bertling - 2014-11-15 (first published in 2012)
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Scott Robertson explains how the human brain interprets the visual world around us. He then explains the subject of visually communicating the form of an object in easy to understand step-by-step lessons through the use of drawings, photography and even 3D digital imagery that will enlighten and empower an artist.Written as an introductory book of ...
Christopher Paolini
2021-10-02T06:00:46.000Z
Get on youtube, start watching art tutorials, and buy these two books. In under three years you can be a top-notch artist all on your own. And no debt.      source
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How to Draw
drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination
Scott Robertson - 2013-12-15 (first published in 2012)
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How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills. Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters pro...
Christopher Paolini
2021-10-02T06:00:46.000Z
Get on youtube, start watching art tutorials, and buy these two books. In under three years you can be a top-notch artist all on your own. And no debt.      source
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Cinders and Sparrows
Stefan Bachmann - 2020-10-13
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A suspenseful tale of witches, family, and magic from internationally bestselling author Stefan Bachmann. Readers of Kate Milford's Greenglass House, Victoria Schwab's City of Ghosts, and Diana Wynne Jones will be riveted.When a scarecrow climbs over the garden wall, delivering twelve-year-old orphan Zita Brydgeborn a letter saying she has inherite...
Christopher Paolini
2021-01-08T23:56:32.000Z
Recently read: #cindersabdsparrows by @Stefan_Bachmann Lovely prose and cool world! Thanks for the book!      source
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Uprooted
A Novel
Naomi Novik - 2016-03-01
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“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together a...
Christopher Paolini
2019-09-04T16:41:46.000Z
This book. This book is EXCELLENT. Really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read Spinning Silver. @naominovik #Uprooted      source
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A Universe from Nothing
Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
Lawrence M. Krauss - 2013-01-01 (first published in 2012)
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Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place.“Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?”One of the few prominent scientists today to have cro...
Christopher Paolini
2019-03-21T17:28:00.000Z
Recently read. Good book. Some interesting ideas. Would like to see an updated version now that CERN has basically disproven supersymmetry. #auniversefromnothing #lawrencekrauss      source
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The Martian
Andy Weir - 2014-10-28 (first published in 2012)
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, h...
Christopher Paolini
2015-11-03T20:51:29.000Z
[email protected] Yup. Enjoyed the book. Have to imagine the author is pretty happy with this adaptation. #TheMartian      source
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Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
A Magic Shop Book (2)
Bruce Coville - 2007-11-01 (first published in 1991)
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Beloved author Bruce Coville's classic tale about a boy who accidentally hatches a dragon. Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever. Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragon’s egg.  Beloved author Bruce Coville's classic t...
Christopher Paolini
2015-03-24T03:18:13.000Z
@wolfgrl15 Boredom. And I loved the book "Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher" by Bruce Coville. #AskCP      source