Secrets of the Dragon Riders
Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle
Edited by James A. Owen
Essays by Tobias Druitt, Nancy Yi Fan, Ian Irvine, Kelly McClymer, J. Fitzgerald McCurdy, Jeremy Owen, Carol Plum-Ucci, Joshua Pantalleresco, Gail Sidonie Sobat, and Susan Vaught
Draw on the bestselling Inheritance Cycle for discussions on psychology, morality, and the authorís relationship to the text
Eragon and the rest of the epic fantasy series, the Inheritance Cycle, are famous not only for their popularity but for the age of their author, who wrote the first draft of Eragon at only 15 years old.
Secrets of the Dragon Riders discusses character, Jungian archetypes, and other literary aspects of the story itself, but also delves into broader themes: how the series fits into the evolution of fantasy as a genre over the past century, and why certain readers read-- and criticize!-- the series in the ways that they do. The book includes essays by two other teens with published book series (Nancy Yi Fan, Tobias Druitt).