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.

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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The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen

Authors: ,
Series: Villains Series, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

Fordus Firesoul is the leader of a band of desert rebels, intent on invading the still-intact city of Istar. Unfortunately for the rebels, not only are they opposed by Istar, but by Takhisis herself, whose plans might be thwarted if they succeed. Can a mute slave, a cursed bard, an ancient druid and some strange elves stop the Dark Queen?

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Return of the Sorceress

Return of the Sorceress

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Series: New Adventures, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tags: Classic Era, Young Adult

Return of the Sorceress continues a new series of Dragonlance adventures written specifically for readers ages 10 and up. Sized to fit young readers, the series features a new group of young companions who band together for friendship and excitement during the golden age of the Dragonlance world. Author Tim Waggoner, who wrote the first title in this series, Temple of the Dragonslayer, has written frequently for young readers, and his novels and short stories have been nominated for numerous writing awards.

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The Lake of Death

The Lake of Death

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Series: Age of Mortals, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Age of Mortals Era

This title is the next in a series that explores the lives of key characters from Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman's New York Times best-selling War of Souls trilogy. The Lake of Death describes events that directly overlap events during the War of Souls and is an unofficial sequel to Rabe's Dhamon Saga trilogy.

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Sacred Fire

Sacred Fire

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Series: Kingpriest Trilogy, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

From the cover: For nearly forty years Beldinas, the Kingpriest of Istar, has waged war against evil. Foul monsters, cults of wicked gods, and even the Orders of High Sorcery have fallen to his priests and knights. Now, as the war nears its end, a lost hero reappears: Cathan Twice-Born, once the Kingpriest's champion. As Beldinas prepares to strike the final blow, Cathan must unravel the vision that plagues him: a dream of a burning hammer. His choice will save the world... or herald its doom.

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The Wayward Wizard

The Wayward Wizard

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Series: Suncatcher Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tags: Classic Era, Young Adult

Everyone knows kender can't do magic. But Sindri Suncatcher--the greatest kender wizard in the world--can.

Back at Cairngorn Keep, the black-robed wizard Maddoc has made Sindri his apprentice. But a mysterious stranger interrupts Sindri's training, and soon Sindri finds himself chased by strange monsters and receiving cryptic messages. Will these extraordinary events lead to Sindri's destiny–or his doom?

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Wizard’s Return

Wizard’s Return

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Series: Trinistyr Trilogy, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tags: Classic Era, Young Adult

From Wizards.com: The Trinistyr
Ancient holy relic
Cursed symbol of power
Key to Nearra's future... or her destruction?

Nearra and Jirah have been struggling to thwart a curse that's held their family's magic at bay for over three hundred years. Just on the eve of victory, the two sisters are forced to make a terrible choice.To free the final wizard, one of them must make a shocking sacrifice. The decision sends ripples through the group, reigniting the bitterness between Davyn and Icefire. Can the companions find the strength to stand together and fight the final battle for Nearra and Jirah's future? Or will their mission ultimately fail?

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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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Goblin Nation

Goblin Nation

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

From Amazon.com: The climactic conclusion to the Stonetellers saga!

Goblin Nation concludes The Stonetellers trilogy, finding Direfang and his army of goblins and hobgoblins deep in the Qualinesti Forest. Although they are far from the Dark Knights' mining camp they escaped from, they are also far from safe. The forest is fraught with its own deadly dangers--with the entire world seemingly bent on keeping the goblins from founding their new homeland. But Direfang is resolute and will risk all their lives in a final bid for freedom.

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The Survivors

The Survivors

From Amazon.com: There are many stories in Krynn--and history is watching. The Journeyman is charged to use the ancient Anvil of Time to travel back along the river of time and find the lost stories that fell between the pages of the history books. He finds Bradok Axeblade. A chance meeting in a pub turns into a dire warning of impending apocalypse, and Bradok and a determined band of dwarves must brave the dark of the underworld, facing strange new dangers and horrors long hidden from the light. Hunger, fatigue, betrayal, and death await them, all in their quest to find safety in an alien environment - the surface world. Tracy Hickman Presents the Anvil of Time is the series title for the stand-alone biographies of several of the most important characters in the Dragonlance world.

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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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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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Knight of the Black Rose

Knight of the Black Rose

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Series: Terror of Lord Soth, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Ravenloft

From Amazon.com: On the fabled world of Krynn, Lord Soth finally learns that there is a price to pay for his long history of evil deeds, a price even an undead warrior might find horrifying.

Dark powers transport Soth to Barovia, and there the death knight must face the dread minions of Count Strahn Von Zarovich, the vampire lord of the nightmare land. But with only a captive Vistani woman and an untrustworthy ghost for allies, Lord Soth soon discovers that he may have to join forces with the powerful vampire if he is ever to escape the realm of terror.

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Dragon Sword

Dragon Sword

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Series: New Adventures, Book 5
Genre: Novels
Tags: Classic Era, Young Adult

Dragon Sword continues a new series of Dragonlance adventures written specifically for readers ages 10 and up. Sized to fit the young reader market, the series features a new group of young companions who band together for friendship and excitement during the golden age of the Dragonlance world.

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Legacy of Steel

Legacy of Steel

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Series: Bridges of Time Series, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

The Legacy of Steel tells the story of Sara Dunstan, Steel Brightblade's adopted mother, three years after his death in the Chaos war. Sara and the blue dragon Cobalt investigate rumors that the knights of Tahkisis have been building up forces around Neraka. She searches for a way to stop the knights from gaining enough strength to conquer Ansalon, and in doing so finds the inner peace she has sought since Steel's death, and founds a new order of knights dedicated to justice.

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Saving Solace

Saving Solace

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

From Wizards.com: Solace is booming out of control. An important temple dedication is bringing merchants, dignitaries, and a host of ne'er-do-wells and surprise visitors to the fabled tree-top town. And lately there have been a series of mysterious incidents... Palin has sworn off magic and nowadays acts as town mayor. He desperately needs a new sheriff, as the last one has just been murdered by malefactors unknown. Fortunately, Gerard has quit the knighthood, after a quarrel with his father, and arrives just in time to don a sheriff's badge. Douglas W. Clark reunites two of the most popular characters from the War of Souls epic in this new novel set in the best-selling world of Dragonlance.

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The Ebony Eye

The Ebony Eye

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Series: Suncatcher Trilogy, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tags: Classic Era, Young Adult

From Wizards.com: Sindri Suncatcher's friends are not who they seem. Maddoc has lied to Sindri one too many times. And the renegade hunter who once vowed to imprison Sindri now shows himself as a true friend. As Sindri and his friends break into a mechanical maze guarded by a frightening gorgon, the kender apprentice must tackle his final lesson: how to trust.

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Pillar of Flame

Pillar of Flame

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Series: Elements, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tags: Classic Era, Young Adult

From Wizards.com: New to her magic, Nearra has only recently stepped out on the path of becoming a wizard. But before she can even take the Test of High Sorcery, the Wizard's Conclave charges her with solving a mystery. All the fires in Kenderhome and Palanthas have gone out and Nearra must determine who -- or what -- is to blame for this powerful magic. Will this be the beginning of Nearra's magical career -- or the end?

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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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The Search for Magic

The Search for Magic

From Amazon.com: This is the first anthology to tie in to the current bestselling War of Souls trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It contains 11 stories, written by well-known Dragonlance authors, that elaborate on the characters and locations from Weis and Hickman's current trilogy. The stories link to the ongoing saga through the time frames of the main characters.

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