The Inheritance Cycle is the story of a young boy named Eragon, a farm boy who stumbles onto a stone in the forest. To his astonishment, the stone hatches and from it emerges a dragon of which have not been seen for hundreds of years. Throughout the series, both Eragon and his dragon Saphira grow and discover an adventurous world of magic, power, and glory.
At age 15, Christopher Paolini graduated from high school. Being too young for college, he started writing Eragon. After 2 years of writing and revision, it was published by Paolini International, his family’s publishing company. After Eragon, Paolini wrote the continuation of the series entitled Eldest in 2005. It was here that Knopf Publishing started to publish his writings.
When Paolini began writing the 3rd installment of the series, he decided to make the story a 4 part series, thus renaming it The Inheritance Cycle. Brisinger the third book, was published on September 20, 2008. The final installment of The Inheritance Cycle, Inheritance was announced on March 23, 2011 and released on November 8 that same year. Though Paolini ended his tale, he plans on making a new series of books taking place in the same universe as The Inheritance Cycle.