A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with Urgals and elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí and an exciting legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective. Three fantastic original stories, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure and an excerpt from the memoir of Angela the herbalist, penned by Angela Paolini.