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 city of Teirm is guarded and walled in, and Saphira must wait far outside the city while they go inside. Eragon tells an elaborate lie to get them into the city, after which they search for information regarding Jeod, Brom’s old friend. A man in the bar they visit, Martin, speaks up with information though before they are forced to pay for it. He informs them of the attacks on the shipping vessels and everyone being on edge. He also informs them of Jeod and where to find him. They soon leave the tavern and head tothe better half of the city.