The fate of a civilization rests on Eragon and Saphira's shoulders. They must confront Galbatorix. They will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. No second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?
Author Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California on November 17, 1983, but grew up primarily in Paradise Valley, Montana where he still lives today. He was home schooled and at the age of 15, graduated from high school through an accredited correspondence course at American School in Chicago, Illinois. Afterwards, he decided to write a book and spent a month plotting out the entire trilogy. After three years of writing, editing, and working on getting the book self-published, Eragon arrived. The Paolini family spent the following year promoting the book themselves by giving presentations to the local library and high school and then eventually branching out to libraries, bookstores, and schools across the United States. After his step-son read a copy of the book, author Carl Hiaasen brought Eragon to the attention of publisher Alfred A. Knopf, who acquired the rights to publish Eragon and the rest of the Inheritance trilogy. Eragon was made into a movie in December 2006.