Eragon is out hunting for deer in the spine when he finds mysterious "stone".
The Ra'zac, the kings loyal servants kill garrow and burn down their house.
Brom gives Eragon Zar'roc Morzan's sword, Zar'roc's name means "misery". Morzan was one of the forsworn, group of 13 once dragon riders who killed many riders and there dragons.
Brom and Dragon travel to term in seach of the Raz'zac, but unfortunately they were to late but after searching some trade records they find out that they went to Dras-Leona. They then had their camp raided. Murtagh comes to their aid.
Arya, Murtagh, Eragon, and Saphira Fly to the varden to get medicine for Arya's sickness. Murtagh is in in a cell because he wouldn't let the magicians search his mind to see if you was a friend or foe
Eragon and people travel to the Dwarves to get a Suit of armor for saphira, eragon talks to the King Hrothgar and the battle of the burning sands occurs. Eragon then decides to go the the elves for further magical training to extend his knowledge with the cripple who is whole.