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.
Because of his admition, Murtagh is seen in a new light by Eragon and he’s not sure whether the man might be working for the King or not. Murtagh denies it, saying his father’s choices are not his own and that his father was a horrible man. Eragon doesn’t accept these excuses right away, but Saphira convinces him that Murtagh would have already betrayed him if that were his goal. The Urgals arrive and Saphira begins to attack them, holding them off so as they can escape to the Varden entrance at the falls. It turns out however that they are at the wrong side of the lake, and when they move, more Urgals move in.
He falls into the falls and is pummeled by the water until an unknown hand pulls him free. The Urgals are being attacked by unseen archers from above and Eragon and is pulled safely free of the water. The hand belongs to a dwarf who leads them into a tunnel where others are watching the battle. A purple robed man is holding Murtagh hostage with a knife to his throat and they decide they must follow him.