Inside the stone, which had actually turned out to be an egg, was a baby dragon.
Eragon visited the town storyteller, Brom, who was known for telling stories about the time of dragons and dragon riders.
He later when on a journey with Brom across the country.
Brom taught him how to practice swordplay and ride Saphira, his dragon.
They continued on their journey but were met by soldiers of the oppressive king Galbatorix at every turn.
Eragon is my favorite book. It has everything you'd want from action to grief to love, death, friendship, war. It stretches you imagination to its limits but it, and its three other books of its series known as the inheritance cycle, are well worth the read.