FROM A KINNELON LIBRARY TEEN REVIEWER:
Eragon, a new Dragon Rider, comes to life quite by accident. When traveling in the Spine, a cursed mountain range, where nobody but he can dare to hunt in without suffering from some kind of freak accident, he becomes engaged in a magical battle against the evil King Galbatorix when he finds what he thinks is a polished sapphire stone, but turns out to be a dragon egg stolen from the vaults of the King. To make things worse than they already are, the egg hatches and the dragon within decides that Eragon is to be her Dragon Rider, whether he likes it or not. Full of adventure and mystery.