Don’t miss the eagerly anticipated epic new fantasy from Christopher Paolini—Murtagh, coming 11.7.23!
A new adventure hatches in Book One of the Inheritance Cycle, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings! This New York Times bestselling series has sold over 40 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.
"Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." —The Washington Post
When fifteen-year-old Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered, and, 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.This updated edition of Eragon includes:
· A sneak peek of Murtagh
· One section of a brand-new Alagaësia map by Christopher, with a unique code that will unlock a different piece of exclusive digital content. Collect all 4 books in the Inheritance Cycle to see the full map and unlock all bonus content!
· A redesigned cover using the iconic original art
April 26, 2005
12 and up
Grade 7 & Up
Lexile: 710L | Fountas/Pinnell: Y
Author of the Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance
). Creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. Holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Qualified for marksman in the Australian army. Scottish laird. Dodged gunfire . . . more than once. As a child was chased by a moose in Alaska. Has his name inscribed on Mars. Firstborn of Kenneth and Talita. Husband. Father. Asker of questions and teller of stories.
Praise for The Inheritance Cycle:
A #1 New York Times
A #1 Publishers Weekly
A #1 USA Today
A Wall Street Journal
"An authentic work of great talent." –New York Times Book Review
"Paolini is a spellbinding fantasy writer." –The Boston Globe
"A breathtaking and unheard of success." –USA Today
“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic.” –People
“Will appeal to legions of readers who have been captivated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy.” –School Library Journal Praise for Eragon:
“The new ‘It’ book of children’s lit.” –U.S. News & World Report
“Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.” –Booklist,
"The author takes the near-archetypes of fantasy fiction and makes them fresh and enjoyable, chiefly through a crisp narrative and a likable hero." –Publisher's Weekly