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 hard night’s sleep Murtogh wakes Eragon with the fruits of his hunt, asking whether Brom was the legendary killer of Morzan. He goes on to explain that he was interested in finding the rumored new dragon rider and followed the Ra’zac to do so. Eragon cannot probe Murtagh’s thoughts either, blocked as they are, though murtogh reveals that the sword Brom gave him was Morzan’s.
Eragon decides he needs Murtagh with him, and that he should travel with them. Saphira arrives as well and reveals the secrets that Brom shared with her, including Brom’s confidence in Eragon’s abilities. Saphira tells Eragon the name of their next contact to find the Varden, a man named Dormnad. Their next stop then is to travel to Gil’ead where the woman from Eragon’s dreams is likely located. Saphira covers Brom’s tomb with diamond before they leave.