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.

Night of the Eye

Night of the Eye

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Series: Defenders of Magic, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

Magic at its peak!

It will soon be the Night of the Eye, a rare time when all three moons align in high sanction over the lands of Krynn. On the eve of Guerrand DiThon's political marriage to a rival family, the young noble is visited by a strange, powerful mage who knows more about him than he does himself. Seduced by promises of wizardly might, Guerrand slips away beneath the triple moons and journeys for the Tower of Wayreth.

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The Inheritance

The Inheritance

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Series: Classics Series, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

From Wizards.com: Kidnapped by outlaws, an elven princess places her faith in her husband and the gods to save her. Lord of a ragtag band, her human captor has no faith in anything but his keen wits. The princess and the outlaw forge new definitions of trust and faith and from their love will spring one of the greatest heroes Krynn has ever known--Tanis Half-Elven, Hero of the Lance.

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The Citadel

The Citadel

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Series: Classics Series, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

From Wizards.com: Flying citadels bring unbridled power and threaten to destroy all of Krynn. Castles in the sky... fierce fortresses floating through the heavens, their mission to rain down missiles and winged draconian troops upon foes. A lone commander sets into motion a pact with a dark mage who has devised the ultimate fortress, imbued with power that has never been witnessed and an evil secret that threatens all magic users. (Released July 2000)

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The Siege of Mount Nevermind

The Siege of Mount Nevermind

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Series: Chaos War, Book 5
Genre: Novels
Tag: Chaos War Era

From Wizards.com: "When agents of the Dark try to enlist the gnomes in the Chaos War, they do not reckon with an assortment of well-intentioned heroes, a brilliant (well, not that brilliant) gnome inventor, and the indomitable noble gnome spirit."

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The Seventh Sentinel

The Seventh Sentinel

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Series: Defenders of Magic, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

A promise made by the Orders of High Sorcery many years ago during the Dragon Wars threatens to destroy magic on Krynn. For Lyim, the renegade mage, seeks to destroy the magic which he believes has betrayed him. Only Bram DiThon, nephew of Guerrand, can stop Lyim's evil plot - and he had better, before the gates of the Lost Citadel are breached.

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Slaying the Dragon: A Secret History of Dungeons and Dragons

Slaying the Dragon: A Secret History of Dungeons and Dragons

Role-playing game historian Ben Riggs unveils the secret history of TSRthe company that unleashed imaginations with Dungeons & Dragons, was driven into ruin by disastrous management decisions, and then saved by their bitterest rival.

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The Puppet King

The Puppet King

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Series: Chaos War, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Chaos War Era

Gilthas, the son of Tanis Half-Elven and Laurana Kanan, has been placed on the throne of Qualinesti against his will to act as a puppet king of the elven senators and prevent the unification of the two elven nations. The elves assume that since Gilthas is half-human that he would be easy to control and manipulate to do their will. But Gilthas has both his mother and his father in him, and the "puppet king" might not be as easy to control as they think...

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The Last Thane

The Last Thane

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Series: Chaos War, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Chaos War Era

The Hylar are beset from all sides by the other clans for Thorbardin. Following the summer of flame, the Hylar have come under attack for mysterious reasons — but the majority of the Hylar army was out fighting the Chaos War. In any event, this is the story of the perseverance (and stubbornness) which kept the Life-Tree and its inhabitants intact!

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Annotated Chronicles, The

Annotated Chronicles, The

This book is the complete original trilogy, now with annotations by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman. It contains Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night and Dragons of Spring Dawning, as well as an introduction by the authors.

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Reavers of the Blood Sea

Reavers of the Blood Sea

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Series: Chaos War, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Chaos War Era

From Wizards.com: "The minotaur pirates of the Blood Sea face a terrible choice as the world around them seems to crumble during the Summer of Chaos."

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The Medusa Plague

The Medusa Plague

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Series: Defenders of Magic, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

Bran DiThon, Guerrand's nephew, is the only chance the ancestral lands inhabited by his family has. A mysterious plague, which turns all its victims to stone, is sweeping through the town. Bram leaves in search of his uncle: a search which takes him to Bastion, the last stronghold before the Lost Citadel. But Guerrand's archenemy looms near, ready to destroy everything.

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Dragons of Time

Dragons of Time

The stories in this anthology focus specifically on the lives and habits of dragons across the entire span of Dragonlance history.

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Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light

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Series: Preludes, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

The time is five years before the War of the Lance. Sturm and Kitiara travel north together: Sturm to find his father, and Kitiara selling her sword. On the way, they are waylaid by a bunch of crazy gnomes who pilot a gnome invention (it works!) from the face of Krynn to the surface of the red moon, Lunitari. In order to overcome the ordeals in front of them, the Knight and mercenary must overcome magic, power, and each other.

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Kendermore

Kendermore

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

Tasselhoff Burrfoot has been captured. A bounty hunter, whose assignment is to drag Tas to the altar in Kendermore, accomplishes her mission beautifully - only the bride has mysteriously disappeared! While dodging a strange mage, Tas must succeed in cheering up a wooly mammoth, foil an assassin and save Kendermore itself.

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Riverwind the Plainsman

Riverwind the Plainsman

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

From Wizards.com: First launched over a decade ago, the Preludes series has continued to prove popular with Dragonlance fans. This rerelease of Riverwind the Plainsman showcases a new look that is also reflected in the other recovers of this series. The title features cover art from lead Dragonlance saga artist Matt Stawicki and is authored by popular writing team Thompson & Cook.

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Flint the King

Flint the King

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Series: Preludes
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

From Wizards.com: The peaceful life of Flint Fireforge is disturbed when he is forced to leave Solace and return to his dwarven homeland to investigate his brother's murder. As he delves into the mystery, unexpected allies and unseen enemies join the fight of truth against treachery.

Flint soon discovers that to bring his brother's killer to justice, he must either die or become king. He's not sure which choice might be worse.

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Dark Heart

Dark Heart

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

When Caramon and Raistlin were born, Kitiara was a girl of about 8. Her fight to save Raistlin has often been referred to as her 'first battle.' Hear the tale of the young Kitiara, setting off from Solace to begin adventuring on her own. She becomes intertwined in an adventure which threatens to rush like summer waves over head and drown her in a web of intrigue and war.

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The Oath and the Measure

The Oath and the Measure

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Series: Meetings Sextet, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Though counseled by Caramon and Raistlin not to make the journey, Sturm Brightblade attends an annual Solamnic ceremony which is interrupted by a mysterious being. After accepting a challenge, Sturm sets out on a quest to learn what happened to his father, and more importantly - what the true meaning of honor is.

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Steel and Stone

Steel and Stone

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Series: Meetings Sextet, Book 5
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

The affair of Kitiara Uth Matar and Tanis Half-Elven began when Tanis 'rescued' Kitiara from a group of goblins, only to have her attack him for spoiling her fun! The two become traveling companions (and much more) as they face numerous dangers along the way: a two-headed troll, a deposed ruler out to get Kit, her former lover and even a magic user or two.

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Odyssey of Gilthanas

Odyssey of Gilthanas

The never-told story of Krynn's famous lovers, Gilthanas and Silvara, is told in this novel. Discover the treacherous quest undertaken by the pair during the War of the Lance and uncover the secrets of their love. Also contains background gaming information as well.

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