Teen novelist vanquishes Potter in US

NEW YORK: A teenage novelist who has never attended school has scaled the American bestseller lists with an adventure featuring a boy, a sword, a magical stone, a dragon and the pursuit of a tyrannical king. The novel, which is outselling Harry Potter books in America, was snapped up by a British publisher last week at the Frankfurt book fair.

Film rights have been sold for a six-figure sum. The fantasy, Eragon, was conceived in the shadow of the Beartooth mountains of Montana. In this remote landscape, author Christopher Paolini began scribbling down his daydreams at the age of 15. “I go walking alone as often as I can. Read more…

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