Eragon: Inheritance, Book 1

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Random House Children's Books, Aug 26, 2003 - Young Adult Fiction - 528 pages
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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

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Audiobook narrated by Gerard Doyle From the book jacket: When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family ... Read full review

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*Spoiler alert* The story begins when Eragon, a farm boy, is sent a stone through magic while hunting. It turns out to be a dragon egg. The egg then hatches, and the bond is formed. However ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue Shade of Fear
1
DragonTales
19
Pales Gillş55
38
A Name of Power
56
Flight of Destiny 70
70
The Madness of Life
90
A Riders Blade O2
107
Therinsford
111
A Warrior and a Healer 31
510
Waler from Sand
517
The Ramr River şf 24
524
The Hadarac Desert 551
531
A Path Revealed 557
537
A Clash of Wills
547
Flight Through the Valley
554
The Horns of a Dilemma 360
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Revelation at Yazuac
129
Magic Is the SimplestThing
143
Through a Dragons Eye
161
A Song ſor the Road 160
175
The Witch and the Werecal
198
Thieves in the Castle
213
Vision of Perſection 254
234
Trail of Oil 250
250
The Razacs Revenge 264
264
Diamond Tomb
278
Capture at Gilead 285
285
DuSundavar Freohr
295
Hunting for Answers
579
The Glory of Troniheim
593
Ajihad
402
Bless the Child Argellam
420
Mandrake Root and Newts Tongue 455
433
Hall of the Mountain King
439
Aryas Test
453
The Shadows Lengthen
467
Battle Under Farthen Dür
479
The Mourning Sage
492
Pronunciation Guide and Glossary 400
505
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About the author (2003)

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 trilogy, became instant New York Times bestsellers. Christopher is currently at work on the final volume in the trilogy. He lives in Montana, where the dramatic landscape feeds his visions of Alagaësia.

You can find out more about Christopher and Inheritance at www.alagaesia.com.

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