Eragon is the name of the first book in Christopher Paolini's four book Inheritance Cycle. The lead character in the books, Eragon, is also the title of a best selling game and DVD.
In Eragon we are introduced to a world where dragons exist and men once flew them. Young Eragon is a farm boy in the country of Alagaesia who while hunting one day finds a mysterious blue stone that turns out to be a dragon egg. When the egg hatches to reveal Saphira, he turns to the mysterious Brom for guidance, who sets him on his path to becoming a dragon rider.
From there his adventures begin as he sets out to join the resistance against the evil King, Galbatorix, in an attempt to win freedom for all the people of this magical world; elves, dwarfs, and humans. Along the way he encounters friends, Arya, the elf princess, and foes, Durza the Shade, alike.
Having captured the imagination of readers young and old, blogs are rife with speculation and predictions as to how the series will conclude and references to the books.