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Master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini returns to the World of Eragon with Murtagh. Murtagh, a stunning epic fantasy set a year after the events of the Inheritance Cycle, will publish in 2023.

The first book in The Inheritance Cycle.

When poor farm boy Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it’s a lucky discovery. Perhaps, he will be able to buy his family food for the winter.

But, when a baby dragon hatches out of the stone, Eragon realises he’s stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

His simple life is shattered, and he’s thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. To navigate this dark terrain, and survive his cruel king’s evil ways, he must take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders.

Will he succeed? The fate of the Empire rests in his hands. . .

Product Details






Corgi Childrens

Date published

January 6th, 2005

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.6; Middle years; 25.0 points



UK edition


Christopher Paolini

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  1. Epic
    on 5 December 2017


    Along with other the other books of the series this is the best book ever

    5 out of 5
  2. Epic
    on 4 December 2017


    Along with Inheritance best book ever for all ages.

    5 out of 5

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  1. gp15
    on 17 June 2016

    this is one of my faves!!!plus saphira is my fave colour:blue!:)

    5 out of 5
  2. crazykitty
    on 8 March 2014

    I absolutely love this book. I can read it over and over again the way chistopher paolini(the author) put the story together is absolute genius its not like any other book ive read.

    Anyone who is in to adventure and mythical creatures should read this book

    5 out of 5
  3. batsnrats
    on 15 May 2013

    This book is amazing, fascinating and unique even if it is about dragons! You bond with the characters, and get to know them. You also start to loath and hate others..Like Galbatorix… Totally reccomended!

    5 out of 5
  4. Nashdasher
    on 8 March 2013

    These book create a vivid idea in your head with it’s great description.

  5. Too-Amazayn
    on 5 March 2013

    I like books about dragons because even though they’re not real every know what they are, this series just brings them to life and gives them lives filled with imagination and adventure. this is the first in the series and personally I think it’s the best

    5 out of 5
  6. Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    This is a book about a young farm boy named Eragon who finds a mysterious blue stone. The stone hatches into a magnificent dragon. He knows that he must keep it to himself. Eragon doesn’t know the consequences which lie ahead…this is a fantastic book, I would whole heartedly recommend it!

  7. catlover96
    on 4 March 2013

    A wonderful fantasy adventure novel. A real page-turner, and it will leave you wanting more!

  8. eragon123
    on 14 January 2013

    this book is brillant just the one if you’ve just read harry potter or the hobbit

    5 out of 5
  9. Nuwandi
    on 15 December 2012

    This book is AMAZING!! It is filled with fantasy, magic, mystery, and some comedy too. This book inspired me to write my own and although i am still working on my story, it is going along great. I have also read eldest and brisingr, the next books in the series but have yet to read inheritance which im pretty sure will be as fantastic as the rest, hopefully better. So this is a MUST read for everyone!!

    5 out of 5
  10. yewbeam28
    on 16 September 2012

    this is one of the most incredible books i had ever read.All the characters and the surprisesare amazing.i wish i could hava a dragon and be a rider.i love it!

    5 out of 5
  11. ViratFan18
    on 29 June 2012

    Man!! this book is simply Amazing! I love dragons :) Wish i was a rider :)

  12. luckylucia4233
    on 30 November 2011

    Brilliant book!!!!!

    5 out of 5