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Author: Christopher Paolini


PAOLINI, Christopher. Eragon. Inheritance Book One. NY: Alfred A. Knopf [2003]. 8vo, [xiv] 514pp. Black quarter-cloth stamped in gold with navy boards. Map endpapers in blue ink; two-page map. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author, Christopher Paolini.

First hardcover edition in first state dust jacket. 15-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. The basis for the 2006 film.