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.

Legend Gift Set

Legend Gift Set

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Series: Legends, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tags: Core, Classic Era

The Legends gift set is a 3-volume edition of the classic Legends trilogy, which tells the story of Raistlin and Caramon, and their trials following the War of the Lance. A must-read for any Dragonlance fan.

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The Annotated Dragonlance Legends

The Annotated Dragonlance Legends

From Wizards.com: This annotated version of Time of the Twins, War of the Twins, and Test of the Twins contains extensive notes from New York Times best-selling authors Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, as well as commentary from the original members of the Dragonlance setting conceptual team. The titles in this collection, though now almost two decades old, continue to be among the most popular books in the entire publishing line from Wizards of the Coast, Inc. You can also order signed copies from Margaret Weis.com.

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Legends Collector Edition

Legends Collector Edition

This collector's edition includes the full text of all three of the original Dragonlance Legends by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, anthologized in one volume. All your favorite parts from "Time of the Twins", "War of the Twins" and "Test of the Twins" are included here.

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Dragons in the Archives: Ther Best of Weis & Hickman

Dragons in the Archives: Ther Best of Weis & Hickman

This anthology showcases 20 years of storytelling in the Dragonlance world by gathering into a single volume the most popular stories written by the New York Times best-selling authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Their tales have defined the entire Dragonlance saga from inception to the present day, from the Chronicles to the War of Souls and beyond. Drawn from various Dragonlance anthologies published over the last two decades, each classic story now features an introduction from a Dragonlance author. Each introduction is different and shares that author's perspective on the past 20 years of Dragonlance tales.

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Tales Collector’s Edition

Tales Collector’s Edition

This omnibus edition contains the three novels "The Magic of Krynn", "Kender, Gully Dwarves and Gnomes" and "Love and War" all of which have been published individually. The fabled Archipelago of Krynn is home to all sorts of magical creatures including warriors, wizards, elves and dwarves.

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

From Wizards.com: Khur is home to nomadic tribes who scoff at borders and live in isolated cities of stone that rise out of the arid desert like islands in the sea.Into this inhospitable land the exiled elven nations have come, driven from their marble halls and green forests by powerful enemies. Uniting around Gilthas, joint ruler now of the Qualinesti and Silvanesti, and his warrior wife Kerianseray the Lioness, the elves coexist uneasily with surrounding tribes under the walls of Khuri-Khan.Chance puts an ancient map in Gilthas's hands. Where the desert meets the mountains appears to lie a secret valley. This misty vale, taboo for centuries, could be the new sanctuary of the elven race.Or will secret forces at work make it their final tomb?

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Alliances

Alliances

While the Elven Exiles struggle for survival in the distant kingdom of Khur, the elves remaining in Qualinesti face persecution, enslavement, and extermination. Amid great suffering and unrelieved evil, a rebel leader–masked, anonymous, and with strange powers–appears, determined to cleanse the land of invaders. Meanwhile, Kerianseray, the Lioness, Kagonesti general and wife of Speaker Gilthas, finds herself magically transported from certain death in Khur to equally dire straits in her former homeland. As Gilthas leads the elves across the trackless desert in search of a new home, the Lioness fights ruthless slavers and crosses paths with the mysterious masked revolutionary of Qualinesti.

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Destiny

Destiny

From Wizards.com: 'Gilthas Pathfinder has led his people to a new haven -- the fabled valley of Inath-Wakenti. But others are drawn to the forbidden vale as well. Adventurers and scholars, clerics and crackpots, and evil enemies, all have come there. And some have come from the uninhabited valley itself. Meanwhile, Kerianseray is finally reunited with her husband, bringing her band of soldiers and their griffons to the aid of the refugees. Gilthas insists the fate of the elves lies among the damp mists and wandering ghosts of the lost valley, but no one knows if he is right, or if he and the Lioness are gambling -- with the lives of their peoples' as the stakes.'

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Knights of the Crown

Knights of the Crown

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

Welcome to the story of one of the most unlikely Knights of Solamnia - Sir Pirvan the Wayward, who began his career as one of Istar's best cat burglars. When Pirvan the Spell Thief stole some gems, he unwittingly got himself into an adventure that was more than he bargained for - but one which will lead him to a new life & love...

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Night of Blood

Night of Blood

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Series: Minotaur Wars, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

From the back cover: The War of Souls has come to Krynn and touched every land, every race. In the minotaur empire, a terrible coup, the Night of Blood, elevates General Hotak to power—an unprecedented break with honorable minotaur tradition. With the aid of his ruthless mate, the High Priestess Nephera, and her growing Cult of the Dead, Hotak's loyalists lay waste to the old ways and plan the rebirth and expansion of the empire.

But Hotak has not managed to slay all of his enemies. Far away, in a grim slave colony, an obscure survivor of the ruling clan rises up to plot rebellion.

The Minotaur Wars are about to begin.

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Tides of Blood

Tides of Blood

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Series: Minotaur Wars, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

From Wizards.com: This direct follow-up to the best-selling War of Souls trilogy deals with the minotaurs, a race with which New York Times best-selling author Knaak is particularly associated in the minds of Dragonlance novels fans. This series moves the minotaur species to the forefront of the Dragonlance world.

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Empire of Blood

Empire of Blood

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Series: Minotaur Wars, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

From Wizards.com: The aftermath of the War of Souls has left the minotaur empire in turmoil. As its armies secure the elven land of Silvanesti, a new and terrifying emperor seizes power, commanding legions of fanatic Protectors and wielding the dark magic of the Forerunners. But the gods have returned and the escaped slave Faros leads a growing rebellion against the sinister regime. In a climactic struggle raging from the harsh crags of ogre Kern to the gates of the imperial capital, Faros will at last confront the usurpers... though, against their might and horror, even the power of a god might not avail.

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Maquesta Kar-thon

Maquesta Kar-thon

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Series: Warriors, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Leave it to a minotaur lord to kill someone slowly. Maquesta must captain the Perechon at age 18 in order to save her father from the poison given him by the minotaur lord. Accompanied by Bas Ohn-Koraf, the renegade minotaur, and a shadow-person, Maq must conquer many challenges - including pirates, kuo-toa and the mysterious monster Morkoth.

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Knights of the Sword

Knights of the Sword

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Series: Warriors, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Sir Pirvan's story continues in this second segment, where the young Knight of the Crown begins his journey for the Order of the Sword. Surprisingly, Sir Pirvan has been chosen as a mentor for another candidate for the Knighthood, one whose origins are strangely similar to Pirvan's...

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Theros Ironfeld

Theros Ironfeld

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Series: Warriors, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

In the days before he was known as 'Theros of the Silver Arm,' he was a slave on a minotaur ship traveling throughout Krynn. In addition, a stint as a mercenary soldier also stains Theros's past — up until his conscience tells him to follow the ways of Paladine.

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Knights of the Rose

Knights of the Rose

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Series: Warriors, Book 5
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

This time Sir Pirvan the Wayward must devise a plan to defend a fortress against some corrupt Knights of Solamnia, and a mercenary. Joining forces with the unlikely help of fifty elven archers and the powers of a red robed mage, Pirvan will try to advance in the Orders of the Knighthood.

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The Wayward Knights

The Wayward Knights

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Series: Warriors, Book 7
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

"Wayward Knights" is the conclusion of Sir Pirvan's unlikely tale. In this installment, Pirvan must unlock the mystery of Suivinari island, defeat a renagde wizard and make peace with the minatours. But first he must learn the truth about the sevents of silence, the Kingpriest's dark henchmen.

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Lord of the Rose

Lord of the Rose

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Series: Rise of Solamnia, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

This title kicks off a key new Dragonlance trilogy from popular Dragonlance author Douglas Niles. This series will explore the post-war era in Solamnia, a central region of the Dragonlance world, continuing key story elements from the New York Times best-selling War of Souls series.

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The Crown and Sword

The Crown and Sword

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Series: Rise of Solamnia, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

This title kicks off a key new Dragonlance trilogy from popular Dragonlance author Douglas Niles. This series will explore the post-war era in Solamnia, a central region of the Dragonlance world, continuing key story elements from the New York Times best-selling War of Souls series.

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The Measure and Truth

The Measure and Truth

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Series: Rise of Solamnia, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

Enjoy the final chapter in the sweeping tale of honor, glory, and battle that is the history of the kingdom and Knights of Solamnia.

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