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.
Brom and Eragon discuss the young woman in the cell that Eragon scryed. Brom is surprised as it is odd to be able to scry from a dream, while Eragon reveals how much he wants to find her. Brom continues to test Eragon profusely, forcing him to use only his left hand because of the broken right wrist. Eragon eventually becomes more skilled than Brom and can finally defeat him, ending their sword training. He does warn him though that elves are much stronger than humans and that wizards can fight by entering an opponent’s mind. This kind of dueling requires a strong understanding of the opponent as well as your own strength.