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.
While pondering his new role as a Dragon Rider, whose job it is to right the wrongs of the Empire instead of merely avenging those he loved, Eragon decides to try and reach out to the elf’s thoughts. When he does though, she is suspicious and her defense attack him, leaving him in great pain. As he protests that he is a friend though, she finally relents and allows him access. He learns that her name is Arya and that she was drugged with Skilna Bragh, a severe poison and her powers were stopped by another drug. She stays unconscious to fend off the effects of the poison which would otherwise kill her. She needs the antitode to wake from her coma. She reveals that only the elves and the Varden have the antidote. She reveals the location of the Varden and makes him promise tokeep it secret and be wary, not to contact her unless she(the elf) is at risk of dying.
Eragon shares what he learned with Saphira and Murtagh and he begins to argue with Murtagh about joining the Varden. Murtagh is not happy at being taken for granted and they begin to physically fight which Saphira breaks up. She plays the part of the peace keeper and they begin to talk civily. He doesn’ have a chance to relay why he doesn’t want to join the Varden other than that they will not be happy to see him and that his father has something to do with it. They witness the Urgals marching though and decide they must flee, that Murtagh can depart before they reach the Varden if he likes.