Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Eragon, a farm boy, finds a beautiful stone while he is out hunting. He brings it home, hoping to sell it, but a baby dragon hatches from it. Eragon becomes one of the legendary Dragon Riders, but the evil king has heard of him and he must flee his village. With the help of Brom, an old storyteller, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, evade the Empire's forces and seek refuge with the Varden. Will Eragon be brave enough to fight the king, as Dragon Riders are meant to do?
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