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 following days are spent traveling by horse to Gil’ead. Eragon disguises himself after witnessing the many wanted posters with his likeness and name on them. He keeps his birthday to himself and they travel in silence mostly. He continues to spar with Murtagh, practicing daily, but are evenly matched. The night before they reach Gil’ead, he iskept awake with an odd sensation that reveals nothing.
In the morning however, an Urgal attacks followed by many more. He kills many of them before they manage to capture him and drag him away, unconscious. He cries to Saphira to run before doing so though.