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  • Published: 13 April 2009
  • ISBN: 9781448197736
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 16 hr 23 min
  • Narrator: Gerard Doyle


(Inheritance Book 1)

The first exciting book of the Inheritance cycle.

Brought to you by Penguin.

One boy . . . One dragon . . . A world of adventure.

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. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...

  • Published: 13 April 2009
  • ISBN: 9781448197736
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 16 hr 23 min
  • Narrator: Gerard Doyle

About the author

Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini’s love of fantasy and the natural beauty that surrounds his home in Montana inspired him to begin writing the Inheritance Cycle at fifteen. He became a number one bestselling author at nineteen and spent the next decade immersed in the world of Alagaësia. Also an accomplished artist, Christopher drew the interior art for the books. In his spare time he enjoys sharpening knives, playing video games, lifting heavy things and searching for the perfect leather-bound notebook.

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A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . A galloping good example of its genre

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This book is an achievement. Readers will be transported

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My 12-year-old son loves fantasy and adventure novels, and after reading Eragon on his suggestion, I now understand why: this book creates an alternate world... Emerging out of it to face ordinary life in 2006 London is a startling wrench

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