August 1, 2003
August 1, 2003
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 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
When a 15-year-old peasant boy named Eragon finds a mysterious blue stone, he thinks he might be able to sell it in order to buy food for his poor family. He is understandably surprised, then, when the stone turns out to be a dragon's egg from which a female dragon named Saphira soon hatches. Eragon then learns that he is a descendent of the Riders, a band of dragon-riding warriors believed to have been destroyed by the evil King Galbatroix. When a tragedy sends Eragon out on a quest to seek revenge, he learns that fate has different plans in store for him and Saphira. This, the first book in the Inheritance trilogy, was written when the home-schooled author was himself 15 years old.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Action + Adventure / General, Romance, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
- Age: Teen
- Language: English
- Author: Christopher Paolini
- Online Item #: 11828935
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0087
- ISBN: 9780375826689
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported