Inheritance Cycle

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 58,821 ratings

Eragon Publisher's Summary

One boy. One dragon. A world of adventure.

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.

Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.

©2003 Christopher Paolini (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Eragon

    • Inheritance, Book 1
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,426
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,512

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Saphira's voice sounds like Yoda!

    • By Kari on 04-27-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight, his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspired by those who came before.

    • By Bradley on 03-12-12

    Regular price: $25.58

  • Book 2

    • Eldest

    • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,375

    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You see growth in the Author

    • By Theodore on 01-09-13

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
    • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 64

    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narrating

    • By Megs on 12-12-12

    Regular price: $28.35

  • Book 3

    • Brisingr

    • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,330

    Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Saphira sounds like Grover after puberty

    • By John on 07-18-10

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliance

    • By Alex Koen on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $29.84

  • Book 4

    • Inheritance

    • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 31 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,444

    Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All the reviews had me worried for nothing!

    • By Robert on 05-10-12

    Regular price: $46.20

    • Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
    • Length: 31 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Not so very long ago, Eragon-Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider, was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could Have Been Better

    • By teves09 on 11-28-11

    Regular price: $31.97

  • Book 5

    • The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

    • Tales from Alagaësia, Volume 1: Eragon
    • By: Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now, he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective. This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

    • Tales from Alagaësia Volume 1: Eragon
    • By: Christopher Paolini, John Jude Palencar
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm by Christopher Paolini. A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves.

    Regular price: $17.45