After the war with the kurgals, some leftover Kurgals come back and kill Aijihad, the twins, and Murtagh as an ambush. Nasuada, Aijihad's daughter takes the throne. Eragon is sent to finish his training with the elves. He learns a great deal about magic and life, everything. But he soon finds out that he is needed for the Varden, that is fighting the empire. They look like they are winning the battle. Until a red dragon with a rider attacks Eragon. With all Eragon's training will it be enough to defeat this new rider?
This was my favorite book of all-time. The author writes in just the right amount of detail that you are not bored, but you understand the book very well. There was so much interesting things going on, I would read for hours at a time. The ending was amazing, and I can't wait for the next book.