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 village they approach, they do so much more cautiously. Daret is on the Ninor River and when they enter it, it is also empty. However, as they are leaving, they are accosted by sixty men with bows. The man who stops them, named Trevor, tells them how the Urgals threaten them and request Brom to carry a message that they need help from the empire.
Brom reveals to Eragon after they leave the man that he can read thoughts and that they are okay in Daret. He gives Eragon the task of trying the same trick. Eragon can hear any being’s thoughts it appears, including animals, as Brom asks him to try it on a cat. Brom tells him that he will also need to learn the ability to block others from reading his thoughts. They get their supplies and return to Saphira who is annoyed that they keep getting in trouble. The night ends oncemore with the two sparring and Brom soundly thrashing Eragon.