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Kira Navárez dreamed of finding life on new worlds.
Now she has awakened a nightmare.

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.

As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.

While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope…

“Paolini is a spellbinding fantasy writer.”

The Boston Globe 

“A breathtaking and unheard-of success.”

USA Today on Christopher Paolini

“Christopher Paolini is a true rarity.”

The Washington Post

“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic.”



Join Christopher Paolini on his virtual tour to celebrate the release of his new epic adventure, TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS!

Book/ticket purchase is required to attend all events. The first 100 ticket buyers at each participating store will receive a signed bookplate customized to each event, and every event attendee will receive a Fractalverse Paolini Tour pin!*

*Swag items available at participating stores only

9/15/2020: Virtual, Barnes & Noble, in conversation with Tad Williams, NY
(Not participating in swag promotion)

9/16/20: Virtual, Doylestown Bookshop, In conversation with Chuck Wendig, PA

9/18/20: Virtual, Anderson's Bookshop, In conversation with Jennifer Hale, IL

9/20/20: Virtual, Cuyahoga Public Library, In conversation with John Scalzi, OH

9/21/20: Virtual, Quail Ridge Books, In conversation with Pierce Brown, NC

9/22/20: Virtual, Left Bank Books, In conversation with Ann Leckie, MO

9/24/20: Virtual, Hicklebee's Books, Writing class taught by Christopher Paolini, CA

9/25/20: Virtual, King's English, In conversation with Brandon Sanderson, UT

9/26/20: Virtual, Tattered Cover, Nerd Trivia Night hosted by Christopher Paolini, CO

9/27/20: Virtual, Third Place Books, In conversation James Rollins, WA

Click on each bookstore's name for registration details.

Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana. He published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of 19, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle—Eragon and its three sequels—have sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide. This is his first adult novel.


To Sleep in a Sea of Stars audiobook is narrated by Jennifer Hale.

Narrator photo credit: Jenna Jones
Voice actress Jennifer Hale is best known for her roles as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect video game series, Rosalind Lutece in BioShock Infinite, as well as several roles in The Powerpuff Girls, Justice League, Avengers Assemble, and the Emmy award–winning Lost In Oz. This is her first audiobook.

Author photo credit: Lo Hunter

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