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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