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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
Published on September 20, 2008 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375846158
ISBN-13: 9780375846151
129 Book Reviews
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  • samurai
    samuraiMonday, March 9, 2020 at 8:15 am55 stars
    This book is fantastic. It had just the right amount of fantasy and magic to make this book interesting. I love the concept of Dragonriders. I feel that I really connect with Eragon and how he feels. Christopher Paolini did an amazing job and I recommend you read this book.
    • 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