Set in medieval times, Eragon is a poor teenage boy who finds what he thinks is a blue stone, but is really a dragon egg. After the egg hatches, Eragon finds he can communicate telepathically with the dragon. The evil Galbatorix, in search of the dragon egg, burns down his uncle's farm, killing his uncle. Eragon and the dragon, accompanied by the storyteller and wizard, Brom, set out in search of Galbatorix to avenge the death. As Brom trains him in the way of swordplay and magic, their journey leads to more entanglements, friends, and foes. Eragon is the first book of a trilogy and has met with mostly positive reviews. Teenreads.com says, "Both casual readers and hardcore fans of fantasy and science fiction novels will be enchanted by this well-crafted fantasy."