We have a new Christopher Paolini book. Now, Paolini, as you may recall, wrote a book about dragons once up a time, and it turned out that more than a few folks wanted to know what happened next. Paolini showed up for a few more books, and became somewhat of a wild success story (given his age when he started with all this). We’re delighted to see that he’s not returning to that same world with To Sleep in a Sea of Stars.
We like the familiar as much as the next person, but we’re keenly interested in when authors do something new. In Paolini’s case, we’re heading into deep space, where a curious xenobiologist discovers an alien artifact that sets a course that might bring about the end of civilization.
As readers of Paolini’s Eragon series know, Paolini doesn’t do things lightly. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars has an immense amount of world-building and mythology already baked in. If you’re getting antsy waiting for the last of James S. A. Corey’s Expanse novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars might be the perfect treat for you.
–A Good Book, Sumner, WA