Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors, Eragon and Saphira have escaped with their lives – just. But more agony awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep. As unrest strikes the rebels and danger intensifies, he must make choices that may lead to unimaginable sacrifice. How will he keep his oath to his cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina? Can Eragon become the great leader who will unite the rebels and defeat the forces of evil?