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.
After a long sleep, Eragon wakes up sore and tired. He is alone for hours, and scryes to see Brom riding Saphira. He tries the same technique to see his cousin, and finds him in an odd place, not the mill he expected. He also tries with the girl from his dreams, and finds her in a cell, collapsed in pain. A few minutes later, Brom and Saphira return with a bloody sword. Brom is angry by Eragon’s brash actions and tells him he was out hunting down the last of the Urgals, that there should be no mercy for creatures such as those.
Eragon tells Brom of the Urgals’ words to him about their master and Brom is even angrier that Eragon insulted their leader, enraging them further. He is curious now as to who could control such creatures. He scolds Eragon even more for his misuse of the magic, and vows to teach him better to not only control magic but to knowwhen to properly use it.