I don't remember the name of it at all, and the only bits of the novel itself that I remember was that there was a boy (can't remember his age) and he got a book. And like, once in a while, the book (that I'm reading, not the boy's in the novel) would have flashbacks to a time where there were no dragons, or something similar to that, and a boy found a dragon egg and he had to take it somewhere because people would be going after him for the egg?
I vaguely recall the cover of the book being like... black with a red circle?
I don't think it was Eragon, but at the same time, it might be. But I don't think so. I don't remember the author's name, either. I read it maybe... 4-6 years ago and would take it out of my library once in a while.