Eragon: Inheritance Book One Study Guide

Eragon: Inheritance Book One

Eragon: Inheritance Book One by Christopher Paolini

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.

Eragon: Inheritance Book One Chapter 40: Du Sundavar Freohr

When he wakes, Eragon is covered in dried blood and is dizzy. Behind an iron door, he is once again imprisoned and drugged, he cannot use his magic either. He remembers that the Urgals caught him and wonders at the man who brings him food and water. He sees the woman from his dreams however being carried from an adjacent cell and is excited by it.

A pointy toothed fellow enters her cell, turning out to be a Shade and Eragon wonders at the cooperation of the soldiers with such a dark creature. When he wakes up next time he realizes the drug is wearing thin and that his food and water are drugged to keep him under that influence, so he stops eating the food. He devises a plan to deal with his situation for when the drug wears off. The Shade arrives soon enough and argues with the jailer to see Eragon. Pretending to still be drugged, Eragon asks the Shade for his identity, to which the Shade asks the same question. He however asks for Eragon’s true name so as he can control him easier. He makes up a name, pretending to be afraid, calling himself Du Sundavar Freohr. Happy with his victory, the Shade leaves and tells the jailer to drug Eragon further.

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