Novels

These are the publication eras of Dragonlance fiction:

  1. Historical
  2. Preludes
  3. Classic  ← start here!
  4. Chaos War
  5. Fifth Age
  6. War of Souls
  7. Age of Mortals

Generally speaking, within each era there are Core novels, which progress the main saga and establish the basics of the timeline, and Supplemental novels and stories, which explore and flesh out the various peoples and events of the era. Therefore, we recommend you progress era by era, beginning with the Classics and branching out, unlocking the era by reading its Core books and reading whatever Supplemental books interest you.

You may also be interested in a list of just the Core books.

Or, you may wish to browse all the books in publication order, below.

Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Dragons of Autumn Twilight

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Series: Chronicles, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tags: Core, Recommended, Classic Era

Dragons. Creatures of legend. Stories told to children. But now dragons have returned to Krynn. The darkness of war and destruction threatens to engulf the land. Then hope appears – a blue crystal staff in the hands of a beautiful barbarian woman. The promise of hope, as fleeting as smoke upon…

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Dragons of Winter Night

Dragons of Winter Night

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Series: Chronicles, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tags: Core, Recommended, Classic Era

Dragons. Creatures of legend. Stories told to children. But now dragons have returned to Krynn. The darkness of war and destruction threatens to engulf the land. A small band of heroes brings hope to the land. But the hope is fragile as a rose and may be lost completely, shattered by the bitter…

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Dragons of Spring Dawning

Dragons of Spring Dawning

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Series: Chronicles, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tags: Core, Recommended, Classic Era

Dragons. Creatures of legends. Stories told to children. But now dragons have returned to Krynn. The darkness of war and destruction engulfs the land. Hope dawns with the coming of spring. Armed at last with the dragonlances, the heroes lead the people in the final desperate battle against the…

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Time of the Twins

Time of the Twins

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Series: Legends, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tags: Core, Recommended, Classic Era

The War of the Lance has ended. The darkness has passed. Or has it? One man, the powerful archmage, Raistlin, intends that the darkness return. Two people alone can stop him. One is Crysania, a beautiful cleric of good, who is drawn to Raistlin as a moth is drawn to flame. The…

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War of the Twins

War of the Twins

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Series: Legends, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tags: Core, Recommended, Classic Era

The fiery mountain struck Krynn. The gods shattered the Temple of Istar. One hundred years later, the continent of Ansalon is a desolate land, its people struggling for survival in a world ravaged by plague, starvation, and war. Escaping the doomed city of Istar, Raistlin—now a wizard of great…

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Test of the Twins

Test of the Twins

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Series: Legends, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tags: Core, Recommended, Classic Era

Raistlin casts the magical spell that has cost him so much. For him, the Portal opens. . . . But, at the same instant, his twin brother, Caramon, operates the magical time-traveling device. The fields of magic shift and collide. Caramon and the kender, Tasslehoff, are flung into an unexpected time…

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The Magic of Krynn

The Magic of Krynn

Is Raistlin truly dead? The answer lies in the new Dragonlance novella by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, which gazes into the future of Caramon and his mage-son, and into the dark nether-past of Raistlin. Untold tales of Krynn. Tales of sea monsters, dark elves, ice bears, hideous hydra…

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Kender, Gully Dwarves and Gnomes

Kender, Gully Dwarves and Gnomes

The three adventure-seeking sons of Caramon Majere lose a bet to a flamboyant, magnificently bearded dwarf, and wake up, shanghaied, on an incredible gnomish sailing vessel questing after the legendary Graygem. Who is the mysterious Dougan Redhammer, and what perils are in store for…

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Love and War

Love and War

The legend of Raistlin’s daughter! A strange story that cannot be confirmed, yet it is whispered among the elves of Silvanesti, gossiped about by the kender of Krynn, and told here for the first time by Caramon, the enigmatic mage’s surviving twin. A wondrous new novella journeying into secrets…

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The Legend of Huma

The Legend of Huma

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Series: Heroes, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

For the first time in the best-selling Dragonlance Saga, here is The Legend of Huma, fabled Hero of the Lance: his mysterious origins and his Oath to the Measure; treachery among the Knights of Solamnia; his love for the Silver Dragon; the fated showdown between the Queen of Darkness…

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Brothers Majere

Brothers Majere

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Series: Preludes, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Cats are disappearing . . . What happened to them? And why has their disappearance sent the city of Mereklar into a panic? A beautiful noblewoman persuades Raistlin, Caramon, and their kender companion, Earwig Lockpicker, to search for the cats. But what starts out as an intriguing mystery 

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Kaz the Minotaur

Kaz the Minotaur

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Series: Heroes, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

After the defeat of the Dark Queen and the death of Huma Dragonsbane, the most famous of the Knights of Solamnia, Kaz, the renegade minotaur, wanders throughout Krynn, telling the true tale of the land’s most legendary hero, stalked by his enemies—a haunted soul, an outcast, a hero. But…

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Tanis, the Shadow Years

Tanis, the Shadow Years

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Series: Preludes, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

A Hero’s Secret Journey. The tale is told that Tanis Half-Elven once disappeared in the mountains near Solace. He returned changed, ennobled—and with a secret. No one knew what happened to him in those mist-shrouded peaks . . . until now. The adventure began with a dying wizard who…

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Firstborn

Firstborn

Silvanos, the august founder of the united elven nation known as Silvanesti, is dead and buried in a crystal tomb. The leadership of the clans and households has fallen to his son, Sithel, who is himself father of twin sons. The princes Sithas and Kith-Kanan represent emerging factions among these…

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Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

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Series: The Meetings Sextet, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Magic and murder! When Flint Fireforge, dwarf and metalsmith, receives a wondrous summons from the Speaker of the Sun, he journeys to the fabled elven city of Qualinost. There he meets Tanis, a thoughtful youth born of a tragic union beween elf and man. Tanis and Flint, each a misfit in his…

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The Kinslayer Wars

The Kinslayer Wars

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Series: The Elven Nations Trilogy, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

The leader of the Wildrunners, Kith-Kanan, commits the ultimate heresy and falls in love with a human of intriguing background. His twin brother, the firstborn ruler of all Silvanesti elves, Sithas, declares war on the Ergothians, and Kith-Kanan must choose sides. Nobly, he fights alongside his…

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

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Series: The Meetings Sextet, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Stop, Thief! One spring day Tasslehoff Burrfoot comes to Solace, accidentally pockets a copper bracelet, and (forcibly) makes the acquaintance of Tanis Half-Elven and Flint Fireforge. A simple tale. Except that the fate of the entire race of Dargonesti sea elves hangs in the balance. How…

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The War of the Lance

The War of the Lance

The War Years. . . The world of Krynn is caught in the grips of a terrible war between the minions of Takhisis, Queen of Darkness, and the followers of Paladine and the gods of good. Dragons, both foul and fair, clash in the skies, and a small band of friends who will one day be known as the…

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The Companions

The Companions

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Series: The Meetings Sextet, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Lost at sea! Caramon, Sturm, and Tasslehoff, on an innocent ship’s errand, are blown thousands of miles off course by a magic windstorm and transported to the eastern Bloodsea. Caramon and Sturm are left for dead, while Tasslehoff mysteriously turns against his friends. Back in Solace…

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The Dragons at War

The Dragons at War

Dragons, the true children of Krynn, are power incarnate, and they know it. They come in all guises and forms. Their personalities are as varied as their colors. Their magical abilities are virtually unlimited. And nothing is so terrifying as dragons on the wing. In this collection, a follow-up to the…

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The Second Generation

The Second Generation

The children of heroes. A fabulous quest to retrieve the Graystone Gem. The legend of Raistlin’s daughter. Many years ago, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman told the story of how the Companions of the Lance fought to save the world from sliding into darkness, fought to restore the fragile…

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The Dragons of Krynn

The Dragons of Krynn

In this one-of-a-kind collection, you’ll find: An elite corps of bridge-building draconians. A solamnic stalking a dangerous specter. A minotaur captured by a dark wizard and put to a cruel and unusual test. Kender who pilfer magic, gully dwarves who cook a delicious rat stew, and gnomes who…

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Dragons of Summer Flame

Dragons of Summer Flame

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Series: The New Generation, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tags: Core, Chaos War Era

The War of the Lance is long over. The seasons come and go. The pendulum of the world swings. Now it is summer. A hot parched summer such as no one on Krynn has ever known before. The uneasy balance begins to shift. The pendulum moves into light. Distraught by a grievous loss, the…

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Murder in Tarsis

Murder in Tarsis

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Series: Classics Series, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

Who killed Ambassador Bloodarrow? In a city where all are suspect, time is running out. There are only five days in which to solve the Murder in Tarsis. When the Lord of Tarsis finds himself with a politically volatile murder on his hands, he turns to the three most expendable inhabitants of the…

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The Dawning of a New Age

The Dawning of a New Age

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Series: Dragons of a New Age, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

The Chaos War is over. Magic has gone away… or has it? The gods have vanished, and magic wanes from Krynn. It is the Age of Mortals, but also the Age of Dragons, more massive and powerful than any seen before. They are devastating villages, enslaving people, and claiming to be the…

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The Doom Brigade

The Doom Brigade

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Series: Kang's Regiment, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Chaos War Era

As the War of the Lance ended in defeat for the forces of the Dark Queen, a group of her draconian soldiers left the field of battle. The draconians of the First Dragonarmy Engineers concluded that war has one big disadvantage—it can get a fellow killed. Led by their stalwart commander, a Bozak…

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Lord Soth

Lord Soth

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Series: The Warriors, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

There once was a mighty warrior whose jealous passions and neglect of duty led him to lose all that was dear to him—his love, his life, his very spirit. His tale is a descent into darkness and evil. His name was Lord Soth, and this is his story. Through deeds of great daring and chivalry as a Knight…

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The Day of the Tempest

The Day of the Tempest

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Series: Dragons of a New Age, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

The great dragon overlords threaten to enslave Krynn. They’ve magically altered the land, sculpting domains to suit their foul moods, and now they have started to amass armies of dragons, humanoids, and spawn. Even the once-proud Knights of Takhisis are joining the ranks and…

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Tales of Uncle Trapspringer

Tales of Uncle Trapspringer

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Series: Adventures in Krynn, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

The most famous and legendary kender of them all finally takes (or borrows) center stage! When Wanderlust overcomes young Trapspringer Fargo, his insatiable drive for adventure propels him along a route that only a kender could map. With curiosity as his only guide, he sets out across…

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The Dragons of Chaos

The Dragons of Chaos

The Chaos War Rages. For fans of Dragons of Summer Flame, this is a new short-story collection, featuring the brave heroes, dark villains, differing races, and all varieties of dragons of TSR’s most popular fantasy world—Krynn. Edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, this volume…

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