Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save - or destroy - the Empire.
"An authentic work of great talent." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut." -- People
"Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid." -- Booklist, Starred
"An auspicious beginning to both career and series." -- Publishers Weekly
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
About the Author
Christopher Paolini's abiding love of fantasy inspired him to write the Inheritance Cycle, which quickly became an internationally bestselling series. He began the first draft of the introductory book in the series, Eragon, at age fifteen. Christopher draws inspiration for the world of Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, from the natural beauty that surrounds his home in Montana: the tumultuous weather, the roaring Yellowstone River, and the soaring Beartooth Mountains. Find out more about Christopher and the Inheritance Cycle at paolini.net.
Praise for The Inheritance Cycle:
A #1 New York Times Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A #1 USA Today Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
"An authentic work of great talent." –New York Times Book Review
"Paolini is a spellbinding fantasy writer." –The Boston Globe
"A breathtaking and unheard of success." –USA Today