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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, 1232 pages
Published on August 23, 2005 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375836586
ISBN-13: 9780375836589
128 Book Reviews
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  • oof92
    oof92Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:04 am55 stars
    epic great for anyone that enjoys adventure or magic .it has a really good intriguing start and theirs dragons .
    • AnonymFriday, November 1, 2019 at 7:19 am
      I like this Book! It's soooo nice and beutiful!
      • ilikebunnies
        ilikebunniesWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7:47 pm
        this is a good book about a dragon rider who is running from the law with hid mentour and is trying to follow the resac who killed his family member.
        • soulreaper8
          soulreaper8Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:52 am55 stars
          i love this book just like lord of the rings and wings of fire
          • nac
            nacThursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:45 pm55 stars
            This book is amazing! This series is one of my favorites. I have read it through about 3 or 4 times.
            • 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