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CMarion
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Children's book with fading fairies, and old chained dragon, a tunnel to a secret valley

I read this several times as a child and cannot remember the title or author.

A girl discovers an abandoned tunnel (railroad?) with an old dragon chained near the end. It opens on a hidden valley, that is sometimes empty and sometimes has a castle. Inside the castle is a fairy who is waiting for it all to fade. As he tells her his story, shadows of people/fairies appear. He tells her this story over time and eventually it all will fade and he will join them. There are dragons, love and betrayals.

 

Any ideas?

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ShayneParkinson
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Re: Children's book with fading fairies, and old chained dragon, a tunnel to a secret valley

I wonder if it could be this one: Shadow Castle.
Sentence of Marriage, A tale of Victorian New Zealand.
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Re: Children's book with fading fairies, and old chained dragon, a tunnel to a secret valley

Yes, I think this is correct. Thank you so much.

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Re: Children's book with fading fairies, and old chained dragon, a tunnel to a secret valley

Great! Glad I could help.
Sentence of Marriage, A tale of Victorian New Zealand.