Eragon, the first book in this fantasy series was published in 2003. There are four books in all and the idea for the first one started when Christopher Paolini was just 14. After several starts and with much help from others, he wrote one of the most engaging fantasy series I have ever read.
Eragon and his dragon, Sapphira, are the pivot in all of the books but he has created other characters that you either love or despise. The Inheritance Series is not just for young fantasy readers but for anyone who is drawn to a story about mystery, danger, inspiration, redemption and love.