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.
The next day, Brom takes it upon himself to cut and measure a saddle for Saphira. When he finishes they decide to leave the next day and find horses as they cannot both ride Saphira. Brom tells Eragon of how they must travel in secret as opposed to the Ra’zac who have freedom to go where they please, while serving the king.