As a home-schooled Montana writing prodigy, Christopher Paolini was 15 when he authored the first book in the Inheritance Cycle, the bestselling Eragon. The fantasy series includes Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance. The first book spun off the 2006 British movie Eragon, featuring such notable actors as Jeremy Irons and Djimon Hounsou. Paolini will speak via Skype, a relatively rare appearance for the busy writer.