Eragon is the first novel of the Inheritance Cycle written by Christopher Paolini. It is a journey into a fantasy world inhabited by many races: elves, dwarves, dragons, and werecats. The main character is Saphira, Eragon’s dragon.
While hunting in mountains deemed evil, Crete, Eragon, a young farmer, discovers in a clearing a medium-sized blue stone, unusually oval and covered in veins of blue deep and white. But the rock is indeed to be the egg of a dragon, which is not slow to hatch out. Eragon, small farmer, became thus the first representative of the legendary dragon masters for over a hundred years.
Eragon, aware of the danger, and knowing that the terrible king Galbatorix (also a dragon master) had previously mercilessly killed all dragon masters who opposed him, secretly decides to raise his dragon that he names Saphira, inspired by the name of a dragon, mentioned by Brom, the storyteller. Continue reading