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Night of the Long Shadows is an Eberron novel by Paul Crilley, illustrated by Michael Komarck, and published by Wizards of the Coast in 2007. It is the second installment in The Inquisitives series and the first in The Chronicles of Abraxis Wren.

The three nights of the year when the dark powers of the world gain strength and rise to prey upon the unwary. When one of Sharn's most famed inquisitives is hired to investigate a brutal murder at Morgrave University, his brilliance may be his damnation, as he uncovers a trail of blood leading from the seediest neighborhoods of the City of Towers to the highest reaches of power.

Synopsis[]

The story revolves around three heroes who attempt to uncover the mysterious murder of Rowen. The novel is entirely based in the city of Sharn and during the Long Shadows.

The criminal halfling family the Boromars make an appearance in the novel and are related to the plot. The criminal gang Daask also are referenced multiple times and play some role in the plot.

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Notable Characters[]

  • Cutter: With a mobbish demeanor and a rough look, Cutter is by far from your typical hero. Cutter is a human who stands over six foot three and has a dragon tattoo crawling up his arm and reaching his neck. Cutter wields two long curved daggers known as Khutai Blades which are of Valenar origin. He works for the Boromar clan as a loan shark, torturer ,and guard of the Tufted Feather brothel in Menthis, which he also owns a room in. Cutter is married to a human courtesan named Rowen who also works at the Tufted Feather. 
  • Abraxis Wren: A half-elf aristocrat and playboy. When he's not partying with the upper class or exploring the red light districts of Sharn, Wren can be found uncovering the latest mysteries as a self-proclaimed inquisitive. He is a well-traveled individual, spending time in all of Five Nations accompanied by his best friend Torin. Unlike the majority of half-elves whom are a race of their own, Wren's father was an elf and his mother human. Wren is a magic user and carries a wand though he also wields a set of modified hand crossbows he created himself.
  • Torin: A member of Morgrave university, a typical bookworm and faithful husband, this dwarf is the opposite of Wren but is somehow his closest and oldest friend. Wren's playboy and impulsive attitude often drags Torin into the company of women and courtesans, which has led to his wife despising Wren. Torin's skills are best suited to an academic lifestyle though he still wields a blade.

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Eberron Novels
Blade of the Flame Thieves of Blood · Forge of the Mind Slayers · Sea of Death
The Chronicles of Abraxis Wren Taint of the Black Brigade
Draconic Prophecies Storm Dragon · Dragon Forge · Dragon War
The Dragon Below The Binding Stone · The Grieving Tree · The Killing Song
The Dreaming Dark The City of Towers · The Shattered Land · The Gates of Night
Heirs of Ash Voyage of the Mourning Dawn · Flight of the Dying Sun · Rise of the Seventh Moon
The Inquisitives Bound by Iron · Night of the Long Shadows · Legacy of Wolves · The Darkwood Mask
The Lanternlight Files The Left Hand of Death · When Night Falls · Death Comes Easy
Legacy of Dhakaan The Doom of Kings · Word of Traitors · The Tyranny of Ghosts
The Lost Mark Marked for Death · Road to Death · The Queen of Death
Thorn of Breland The Queen of Stone · Son of Khyber · The Fading Dream
The War-Torn The Crimson Talisman · The Orb of Xoriat · In the Claws of the Tiger · Blood and Honor
miscellaneous Dragons: Worlds Afire · Lady Ruin · The Shard Axe · The Tales of the Last War
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