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

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