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 Book Sense Bestseller.
About the Author
Christopher Paolini's abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen after being homeschooled all his life. Both Eragon and Eldest, the second book in the Inheritance cycle, became instant New York Times bestsellers. Christopher is currently at work on Brisingr, the third volume in the cycle. He lives in Montana, where the dramatic landscape feeds his visions of Alagaesia. You can find out more about Christopher and Inheritance at www.alagaesia.com. From the Hardcover edition.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
2004 Book Sense Book of the Year
A USA Today Bestseller
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
“Full praise to Eragon, and I want more! A winner . . . tip of the hat to young master Paolini.”—Anne McCaffrey, author of The Dragonriders of Pern series
“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.”—People
“An authentic work of great talent . . . I found myself dreaming about it at night, and reaching for it as soon as I woke.” ─Liz Rosenberg, The New York Times Book Review
“Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that’s sure to flourish.” —Booklist, Starred
“An auspicious beginning to both career and series.”—Publishers Weekly
“Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy.”—School Library Journal