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 56: Arya's Test

The next day Eragon flies to the practice grounds to be tested on his weapons fighting skills, but is interrupted again by the Twins with their request that he train with them for magic. He refuses again and they begin to test him then and their on his magical skills. They try to wear him out before his actual physical test and contantly interfere with his actions as he takes his test. He passes every test they give him though until they ask him to summon silver.

He figures it out, but is stopped by Arya before he can summon silver as she chides the Twins for testing him on something he already knows. She speaks her own magic words and draws silver from Eragon’s ring, causing the Twins to turn and leave. She requests that Eragon duel with her and though he starts by softening his strikes, she is faster and stronger than him.

They fight for a long time and Eragon barely keeps up with her, but he passes and Saphira teases him for his thoughts about Arya as they fought. Arya thanks Eragon for saving her life and she relays how she lost Saphira’s egg and was captured by the Shade. She tells him that he will need to train with the elves soon.

Eragon goes to visit Murtagh and finds that his friend is actually being treated rather well with large meals and books to read. He had been worried about him in a cell somewhere. They relate the past couple days’ events to each other.

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