Title Profile & Character Information

Eragon

Annotation
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

ANew York TimesBestseller

AUSA TodayBestseller

A Book Sense Bestseller

Awards
2007  Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award
2007-2008  Iowa Teen Award

Characters
NameEragon
GenderMale
TraitPeasant

NameSaphira
GenderFemale
TraitDragon

NameBrom
GenderMale
OccupationStoryteller

NameKing Galbatorix
GenderMale
TraitEvil

GenreFiction
Fantasy
    --Sword and sorcery
    --Quest
Adventure
Coming of age
TopicsDragons
Destiny
Life changes
Heritage
Personal growth
Threat of war
Power struggles
Alliances
Revenge
Magic weapons
Good vs. evil
SettingAlagaesia


Series
  Inheritance trilogy
1Eragon
2The Eldest
3Brisingr
  The Inheritance cycle
1Eragon
2Eldest
3Brisingr
4Inheritance