The author Christopher Paolini wrote Eragon at the age of 15. The story takes place in a huge kingdom called Alagaesia where the evil Dragon Rider emperor, Galbatorix, rules with his black dragon, Shruikan, and the Thirteen Forsworn Riders that followed Galbatorix. In this kingdom, a boy by the name of Eragon lives in the small village of Carvahall. Eragon is fifteen years old and has dark hair, brown eyes, and a little fit.
While Eragon was out hunting for deer in the Spin, an untamed mountain range, he found an oval shaped, dark blue stone with veins of white that spider webbed across it. He remembered how the old stories told to treat magic, and those that use it, with caution. After a while of thinking it over, he decided to keep the stone just in case it was worth some money. When he finally got home, he wrapped it up and stuck it on the shelf in his room.
The next day, a traveling caravan came to town. The caravan came once a year and brought items to sell from all over the kingdom, and to buy items from the villagers. Eragon?s most trusted friend Brom, the village?s storyteller, took
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