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.
They arrive near Dras-Leona and Eragon betrays his eagerness to fight the Ra’zac. Saphira is more cautious though, warning him against such rash behavior. The city is unplanned and harder to get around than Teirm and the residents are much less civilized, drinking blood and eating flesh during religious ceremonies.
Though Eragon is disgusted by their religion, Brom warns him against saying any such things to one of them. When they arrive, they witness many poor and hungry beggars and children. At the center of the city, where the wealthy live, they find an inn to rest in, deciding to stay for a few days.