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.
Upon waking, Eragon finally feels safe in the crater. He worries for Murtagh though. He sees Solembum above him upon waking who leads him to see Angela after he is awake, the witch from before. He tells her about Brom’s death, which she had loosely seen before. She mentions his one success in killing Morzan and many failings, in his training, his protection of the egg, and in life. She speaks of the Shades and their horrible magic and how they are the worst enemies of the Varden. She describes how they are formed, giving their bodies over to evil spirits.