-->''The Hall of the Revered lies beneath the Spires of the Forge.''
-->''Enter the door above the tangled valley.''
-->''Look neither left nor right. The riches there are not for you.''
-->''Hold to the path that leads to the Hall and find what waits in the shade of the [[TitleDrop Grieving Tree]].''

A trilogy of {{Eberron}} novels by Don Bassingthwaite detailing the adventures of a shifter named Geth, a wizard named [[MeaningfulName Singe]], and a kalashtar named Dandra who has a dark secret. The three are joined by many more on their quest to stop the Servant of Madness, the priest of the Dragon Below, Dah'mir, and the barbarian tribe known as the Bonetree that he controls. Notable among novels based on D&D campaign settings [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames in that it]] [[AvertedTrope doesn't suck]]. The three books in the series are:

* ''The Binding Stone''
* ''The Grieving Tree''
* ''The Killing Song''

Also has a sequel trilogy written by the same author and using some of the same characters, ''Literature/TheLegacyOfDhakaan''.

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!Contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Dandra
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The Master of Silence]]
* {{Badass}}: Most of the main characters, but Geth and Ashi spring to mind.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:Ashi, from the Bonetree.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Dandra. Literally. [[spoiler: She ''is'' determination.]]
* DeusExMachina: A very well done type 4 when [[spoiler:Ashi manifests the Siberys Mark of Sentinel,]] something that has been hinted at for two and a half books.
* TheDragon: Dah'mir to the Master of Silence, Medala to Dah'mir. [[spoiler:Until Medala tries to take over Xoriat.]]
* EldritchAbomination: The daelkyr.
* EvilSorcerer: Dah'mir. [[spoiler: Possibly subverted, given that as a dragon his abilities are innate, rather than learned.]]
* MagicKnight: Singe is very good at combining magic with swordsmanship; in a variation, Dandra is a psionic warrior, rather than a magical one.
* MagicMusic: Ekhaas and the other ''duur'kaala''.
* PlayingWithFire: Singe, of course, but also Dandra to a lesser extent.
* PowerBornOfMadness: Literally, in the case of the stronger servants of the daelkyr.
* ProudWarriorRaceGirl: Ashi.
* TheReveal: Dah'mir [[spoiler: is a fucking ''dragon??'']]
** and also that Dandra [[spoiler: isn't really a kalashtar, but the psicrystal spirit created by the kalashtar Tetkashtai, trapped in her body]].
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: The Master of Silence was sealed away again at the end of the trilogy.]]
* TitleDrop: Kinda sorta. The phrase "the binding stone" isn't used until the second book, and "the grieving tree" is mentioned in the little poem at the beginning of the same book, seen above.
* UnfortunateNames: Singe seems to think his real name (Etan Beyard) is a curse--partly because he doesn't like it, and partly because he hates his family. Besides, if you could get away with being called [[AwesomeMcCoolname Singe]], wouldn't you use it? Also leads to DoNotCallMePaul.
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