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, the three set out across the plains, putting Saphira high into the air to stay hidden. They decide to travel to Yazuac along the split in the trail and they experience the heat and dry wind of the plains. On the third day, the three encounter a massive storm heading their way, knocking Saphira about with its powerful wind. She is thrown to the ground, nearly injuring Eragon. Saphira is uninjured by the storm, but before they are fully recovered another cloud is upon them, bringing rain and lightning.