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The Fading Dream is an Eberron novel by setting creator Keith Baker and the third installment in the Thorn of Breland series. The novel was published by Wizards of the Coast in 2010 and was illustrated by Wayne Reynolds. The novel features characters from the Eberron canon.

The Last War that shaped Nyrielle Tam into the Dark Lantern known as Thorn ended with a catastrophe the likes of which no side would claim: the Mourning. When it ended, an entire nation had been obliterated... and unbeknownst to the warring armies, pieces of another world had faded into Eberron

Across Khorvaire citadels ruled by a strange elflike race—the eladrin—appeared. Secretive, defensive, difficult to so much as approach, the eladrin have been a mystery since they appeared. But now they're reaching out. They seek a set of missing crystals, artifacts they say could undo the horrors of the Mourning and return their cities to the Feywild.

But in order to find out whether the eladrin can do all that they say, Thorn must infiltrate the most deadly citadel of them all, the Fading Dream.

Notable Characters[]

  • Nyrielle Tam, a.k.a. the Thorn of Breland. Member of the King's Dark Lanterns, a spy group for the nation of Breland.
  • Steel, Thorn's intelligent dagger, and a constant companion to the spy.
  • Oargev ir'Wynarn, the displaced prince of Cyre who now resides in the neighboring nation of Breland.
  • Essyn Cadrel, a former bard, now a confidant of Prince Oargev since the Day of Mourning.
  • Cazalan Dal, a former loyal Cyran and aide to Prince Oargev who now seeks his former ruler's death.
  • Drix, a former Cyran artificer who not only survived a brush with a group of eladrin, but the Day of Mourning as well.
  • Boranel ir'Wynarn, the current King of Breland, and cousin to Prince Oargev.
  • Lady Tira of Shaelas Tiraleth (The City of the Silver Tree), the great eladrin feyspire in the Mournland.
  • Lord Shan Doresh of Taer Lian Doresh (The Fortress of Fading Dreams), a feyspire thought forever lost to the plane Dal Quor.

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Connections[]

Eberron Novels
Blade of the Flame Thieves of Blood · Forge of the Mindslayers · 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 · The 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
Dungeons & Dragons Online The Shard Axe · Skein of Shadows
Miscellaneous Dragons: Worlds Afire · Lady Ruin · The Tales of the Last War · Untold Adventures
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