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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 October 22, 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0449819531
ISBN-13: 9780449819531
125 Book Reviews
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  • Dragonmaster246Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:08 am
    Better then Wings of Fire and I love Wings ofFire!!
    • Dragonmaster246Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:06 am
      Need more books!!!
      • Dragonmaster246Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:04 am
        I LOVE dragons!!!
        • Dragonmaster246Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:03 am
          Best book I ever read it’s amazing
          • 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.
                • 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.