Following in her mothers footsteps, Eva had become the most popular girl in the small village of Carvahall. Yet, her popularity came at a high price. She went to great lengths to hide her true identity, but she did not care as long as people praised her and she got what she wanted. When she learns that her father is suffering financially, her entire world is thrown into chaos, especially when her father's health is failing as well. Faced with potential poverty and no father, Eva keeps her situation hidden and decides to take matters into her own hands, leading her to form an unlikely friendship with Eragon.