Dark Thane

Dark Thane

“Dark Thane” is a novel in the Dragonlance series, written by Jeff Crook and published in 2003. It is part of the “Age of Mortals” series and the fifth book in the sub-series called “The Ergoth Trilogy.” Here’s a brief summary of the story:

In “Dark Thane,” the story is centered around the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, which has been plunged into chaos and turmoil. The dwarves are divided into rival factions, and their once-great city is on the brink of collapse. The tale follows the lives of three characters: a young dwarf named Tarn Bellowgranite, an exiled thane named Fgral, and a mysterious assassin known only as the Executioner.

Tarn Bellowgranite, who belongs to the Bellowgranite clan, is deeply troubled by the state of his homeland and dreams of a united Thorbardin. He sets out on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth behind the kingdom’s decline and find a way to bring the warring factions together.

Fgral, a dark and brooding character, seeks redemption for past mistakes and desires to restore his family’s honor. As he struggles with his inner demons, he must confront the dark forces that threaten to consume him.

Meanwhile, the Executioner, a skilled and deadly assassin, has been hired to eliminate those responsible for Thorbardin’s unrest. However, the Executioner’s true motivations remain shrouded in mystery, and his actions will have far-reaching consequences for the entire kingdom.

As the lives of these three characters become intertwined, they each must face their own challenges and confront their personal demons. In doing so, they will play a crucial role in shaping the future of Thorbardin and the fate of the dwarven people.

“Dark Thane” delves into themes of redemption, loyalty, and the struggle for power, all set within the rich and intricate world of the Dragonlance series. Through the experiences and growth of its characters, the novel explores the complexities of politics, personal choices, and the bonds of friendship and family.

Detailed Information:

  • Publisher: TSR/Wizards of the Coast
  • Catalog #: 178780000
  • ISBN: 0786929413
  • Type: Novel
  • Print Edition: 1st
  • Status: Available
  • Pub. Date: Nov 2003
  • Pages: 320
  • Timeline: 421 AC (38 SC)