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.

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    Can you remember anything about the boy (his name, race, distinguishing features) Can you remember anything else about the novel like the setting, was it gritty and dark or light and fantastical, for instance? Was there magic in the world other than dragons? Was it illustrated?
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 21:19
  • goodreads.com/book/show/113436.Eragon?
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 21:24
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    It's sounding a lot like Eragon to me.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 23:54
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    Eragon only has the egg for a very short period:, so I'd agree that if your overwhelming memory is of taking a journey with the egg, that doesn't sound like Eragon: it also doesn't have much in the way of cutscenes to a time pre-dragon.
    – Jon Story
    Commented Dec 18, 2014 at 12:38

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I finally found the book today :)

It's a novel called Endymion Spring and below is the cover. So I was right with the red and the dragon, though I'm not sure where I got the circle part for the cover.

Endymion Spring cover

But yes, I found it and I'm very glad :) I read the inside cover and there's a boy with a book from the library and something about a journey from centuries ago.

Summary from Goodreads:

In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snowcovered streets. The chest can only be opened when the fangs of its serpent’s-head clasp taste blood.

Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something pierce his finger. The volume is wordless, but fine veins run through its pages, and they seem to quiver, as if alive. Words begin to appear in the book—words only the boy can see.

If I remember it right, it was a pretty decent book, so it might be an interesting read for others :)

  • In about two days, you should be able to answer your own question. :)
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Feb 21, 2015 at 17:50

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