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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


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

Hardcover, 528 pages
Published on June 25, 2003 by Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN-10: 0375826688
ISBN-13: 9780375826689
129 Book Reviews
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  • holbol101
    holbol101Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 8:53 pm55 stars
    Awesome series loved it haven’t read twice Yet but want to
    • holbol101
      holbol101Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 8:49 pm55 stars
      This is an amazing book and has a great storyline I fully recommend this book for all ages from 7 up. The inheritance series has a very intriguing ending that just makes you want to shout “give us another book man, oh and while you’re make another five!!!!!” Anyway this is very good series so you have to read it!
      • aaa57
        aaa57Monday, March 4, 2019 at 4:50 pm
        I loved the movie. I want to read the book sooooo bad.
        • nac
          nacThursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:51 pm55 stars
          I hate to tell you this, but the movie wasn't even close to the book. They got the basic story right, but left out so many details. The book was way better.
        • smrtkid?Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:21 am
          Love this book series. Is it weird that I read the whole series in 3rd grade?
          • PancakesForeverTuesday, October 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm
            so good
            • iifreeze
              iifreezeMonday, August 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm55 starsFeatured
              Finished this entire series about 1 or 2 years ago, and I'd just like to say that Christopher Paolini is a great author. This is the start to the Inheritance series, a series featuring a young boy named Eragon (who grows older later in the series) who is pulled into an adventure with many twists and turns when his uncle is murdered in their village by the third force (I'm trying not to spoil this) that is in this series. Eragon figures out that Galbatorix, the so-called "Dragon King", is trying to get rid of him and rule the world. He travels with an old man named Brom and his loyal dragon, Saphira, whose egg he finds is the forest earlier on. The story slowly progresses with surprises around every corner and intense action. This book is honestly AMAZING and I would reccomend it to all people over the age of 7.
              • ravenclaw35
                ravenclaw35Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm11 star
                Cool, so far.
                • ERAGONROCKSTuesday, June 5, 2018 at 9:21 pm
                  This series is definitely an all time favorite. I am in 6th grade and finished the series in less than a month. My favorite book was Brisingr. Thank you so much for writing this book, Christopher Paolini!!!!
                  • septembergirl
                    septembergirlSunday, April 15, 2018 at 12:48 pm22 stars
                    It was ok.
                    • septembergirl
                      septembergirlSunday, April 15, 2018 at 12:48 pm22 stars
                      I like a lot of fiction its just got to be the right kind of fiction. Not my favorite series.