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Book 1, The Inheritance Cycle

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.

“An authentic work of great talent.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.”—People

“Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.”—Booklist, Starred

“An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” —Publishers Weekly

A New York Times Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A Book Sense Bestseller

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 04, 2005 –  While exploring the forest, 15-year-old Eragon discovers an odd blue gemstone a dragon egg, fated to hatch in his care. According to PW, "The author takes the near-archetypes of fantasy fiction and makes them fresh and enjoyable, chiefly through a crisp narrative and a likable hero." Ages 12-up.

Customer Reviews

I Don’t Read, But This Was Special

I got this book for summer reading in school a few years ago and I never finished it. It had a certain feel to me that just stuck with me, and when I felt that feeling again years later I had to pick it back up. I finished the whole series over one summer. I hadn’t read a book all the way through for a while before. When I could put read the physical copy, I listened to the audiobooks in the car. I’d end up taking long drives and wasting gas with this series but it was totally worth it. The series’ ending stuck with me for a month or so after, and it’s impossible to describe. The music I was listening to over that summer attached itself to the series because it was all I could think about. Now all those songs make me think of the characters and Alagaesia. Read. It.

One star to iBooks not the series

Your book system is so broken, you can’t even filter reviews on the app.


An amazing book especially if you are a first time reader . This book is a masterpiece

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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Aug 26, 2003
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 528 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Inheritance Cycle
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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