-->''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''.

!Contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Dandra
* AttackItsWeakPoint: At the end of the first novel, [[spoiler:Dah'mir is severely injured by being stabbed in the primary dragonshard that he keeps on his chest.]]
* 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.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: The Grieving Tree was considered one of the greatest wonders ever created by the artificers of the ancient Dhakaan empire, grabbing a prisoner that was set to be executed in its branches and draining them of life for ''weeks'' before they finally perished.
* 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''.
* MindRape: The Killing Song is used in an attempt to [[spoiler: brainwash Sharn's large population of Kalashtar into serving the Master of Silence. He wants them as an army because they do not possess the weakness to Gatekeeper magic that the Daelkyr and their servant abominations have.]]
* NonHumanUndead: The daelkyr fortress has dessicated remains of an ancient goblin army attack intruders. [[spoiler: The ghost of a daelkyr with razor talons also calls it home.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Singe, of course, but also Dandra to a lesser extent.
* PowerBornOfMadness: Literally, in the case of the stronger servants of the daelkyr.
* PowerCrystal: Dah'mir wears an entire cloak covered with different types of dragonshards to flount his power and resources.
* 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.
* UncannyValley - The Master of Silence looks exactly like a human being...with no mouth.
* 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.