A Guinness World Record holder is set to come to Glasgow to launch their new book after a "long-awaited" return.

Christopher Paolini, an American writer, will make an appearance at Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street on Wednesday, November 29.

The sold-out event is in aid of the writer's new novel Murtagh which was released on November 7. The book returns to the magical world of Alagaësia 20 years after the release of his Eragon book and 200 people are expected to be in attendance at the bookshop.

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The writer rose to fame at the age of 19 after his hit novel series Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) was first released in 2003 and became the Guinness
World Record for the youngest author of a bestselling series.

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In total, the series has sold over five million copies in the UK and over 40
million copies worldwide with a Disney+ live-action adaptation of Eragon, in development.

Speaking about his new book, Paolini said: "Returning to the world of Eragon has been an absolute blast.

"Murtagh is the novel I’ve been waiting to write for over thirteen years.

"I’ve had a ridiculous amount of (sometimes devilish) fun writing MURTAGH, and I can’t wait for readers to experience it for themselves.

"Welcome back to Alagaësia!”

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