Eragon, a young adult fantasy novel, is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle. It tells the story of a young boy named Eragon who hatches a dragon, Saphira, out of a mysterious stone he finds in the woods. Eragon bonds closely with Saphira and becomes a dragon rider, drawing the attention of the evil king Galbatorix, who sends his servants, the Ra'zac, to kill him. While escaping from the Ra'zac, Eragon and his mentor Brom become embroiled in plots against the evil king.
Eragon decides that he must do something to avenge his uncle’s death. Overhearing Horst say to someone that Eragon is hiding things from him, he decides to leave to purse the killers. He steals leather for a saddle for Saphira and then steals meat from Sloan’s shop. Brom chases after him though, catching him and revealing that he knows about Eragon’s dragon.
Brom reveals that the scar undid Eragon’s secret and that he has already spoken to Saphira. It’s decided that he will go with Eragon and Saphira on their journey. Sneaking out of Carvahall, Eragon begins grilling Brom for information, wanting to know more about his uncle’s killers. Brom supplies Eragon with a sword previously usedby a dragon rider, Zar’roc, after it’s decided that he would go with him.
Brom also announces that he will train Eragon the ways of dragons and other magical creatures, telling Eragon that his uncle was killed by Ra’zac, an inhuman enemy. Brom explains that the Ra’zac attacked once before and that Brom drove them away, once again not revealing how he did so. Eragon figures that Brom is someone other than a storyteller, but cannot get more information from him.