Eragon (Inheritance, Book I)

Eragon (Inheritance, Book I)

Christopher Paolini

Synopsis of Eragon (Inheritance, Book I)

One boyOne dragonA world of adventure

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...

Reviews of Eragon (Inheritance, Book I)


Paolini started this novel when he was only 15. He self-published it, and when the son of Author Carl Hiaasen happened upon a copy, the Book soon found its way to Random House. Four years later, Paolini is at the starting line for what may be a long writing career. Eragon is an exciting beginning. -- James Neal Webb, Bookpage

A must for every library or parent who wants to get their kids hooked on fantasy. -- Cindy Lynn Speer, Fantastica Daily

A winner in all aspects. -- Vegar Holmen, The Alien Online

Like many fans of fantasy Books, I can't wait until Paolini's next Book comes out. -- Colin Whisler, The San Antonio Express News

All in all, it's a bit like Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings, with shadings of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern. -- Hilary Williamson, Bookloons

Both casual readers and hardcore fans of fantasy and science fiction novels will be enchanted by this well-crafted fantasy and unquestionably will look forward to parts two and three of this exciting trilogy. -- Amy Alessio,

Despite all the smiting at the climax, over all, Eragon is a yawn. -- Kenneth Oppel, The Toronto Globe and Mail has been a long time since I've been stunned by the end of a Book ... stunned by an incredible, exciting story, and stunned that the Book was over, I was finished, and I wanted more. -- Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Southwest Iowa Daily Nonpareil

For the most part, Paolini's writing is competent, only occasionally drawing the reader out of the story. -- BooksForABuck