Inheritance Cycle

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,923 ratings

Eragon Summary

Don’t miss the latest book from the author of Eragon: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia, coming December 31, 2018! 

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times best-selling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold more than 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes 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)

A New York Times best-seller.

A USA Today best-seller.

A Wall Street Journal best-seller.

A Book Sense best-seller.

©2003 Christopher Paolini (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Eragon

    • Inheritance, Book 1
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes 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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasic!

    • By wyatt harris on 08-09-18

    Regular price: £21.19

    • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 944
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810

    When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. 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 he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why split the book into two?

    • By Suzanne on 16-05-12

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 2

    • Eldest

    • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51

    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable

    • By Nicole on 04-08-16

    Regular price: £37.29

    • Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
    • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 584

    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great but

    • By Neets on 16-07-18

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 3

    • Brisingr

    • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 98

    Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good series

    • By Ysera on 27-02-13

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 285

    Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best book ever read (after the 1 and 2)

    • By Delia on 25-04-09

    Regular price: £27.99

  • Book 4

    • Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
    • Length: 31 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401

    Not so very long ago, Eragon-Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider, was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!

    • By Irina Chambers on 03-07-16

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 4.5

    • The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

    • Tales from Alagaësia Volume 1: Eragon
    • By: Christopher Paolini, Angela Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm by Christopher Paolini. A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Mr Daniel Bodle on 02-01-19

    Regular price: £15.99