Search Results: "Christopher Paolini"


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INHERITANCE by Christopher Paolini
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Despite the long, anticlimactic wind-down, it is a strong conclusion to the crowd-pleasing series. (maps, multilingual word list) (Heroic fantasy. 12-15)"
Capping the former Inheritance Trilogy, this fourth epic-length episode brings teenage Dragon Rider Eragon at last to a decisive faceoff with his greatest enemy. Read full book review >

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ELDEST by Christopher Paolini
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"Derivative but exciting. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Eragon continues his Rider training in this dense sequel. Read full book review >

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ERAGON by Christopher Paolini
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

This solid, sweeping epic fantasy crosses vast geography as it follows 15-year-old Eragon from anonymous farm boy to sword-wielding icon on whose shoulders may rest the fate of Alagaësia. Read full book review >

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SWAMP GAS by Nicole Paolini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"In the end, Lana's election turns out to be a minor issue in this sardonic tale of who did what to whom. The justice-for-all conclusion, like the rest of this lively story, surprises and satisfies."
A wildly satirical story of Louisiana politics that provides enough zany characters to fill a New Orleans bayou and keep even Yankees laughing out loud. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two teens on a city basketball court start a game of matching each other's shots. Miss five tries and you are out! Read full book review >

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MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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STRANGE GIRL by Christopher Pike
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pensive teen readers might appreciate the book's philosophical questions about the concept of advaita, the recognition of one's 'true self,' but this work better suits Pike's original fans—fans who are far removed from the teenage experience. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
An enigmatic new arrival turns the life of a high school rocker upside down. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF NICOLÒ ZEN by Nicholas Christopher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As Nicolò morphs from street kid to orphanage crasher to Europe's foremost solo clarinetist, abetted by a fascinating pair of magician brothers, engrossed readers should gladly ride the plot's twists and turns. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Accomplished poet and novelist Christopher delivers a debut for teens thickly woven with 18th-century Venetian intrigue and metaphysical magic. Read full book review >

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TWELVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT by Christopher Edge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Original, chilling, atmospheric mystery with a heroine of remarkable mettle. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
As 1899 draws to a close, a savvy young writer of gothic tales becomes embroiled in a perplexing mystery in this first volume of a proposed trilogy. Read full book review >