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.

A Rumor of Dragons

A Rumor of Dragons

The first part of the 'young readers' edition of Dragons of Autumn Twilight.

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The Reign of Istar

The Reign of Istar

From Wizards.com: This collection of tales is edited by the creators of the Dragonlance mythology. The Reign of Istar contains a number of short stories by popular Dragonlance authors as well as a novella by Weis and Hickman.

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The Cataclysm

The Cataclysm

From Wizards.com: This collection of tales is edited by the creators of the Dragonlance mythology. The Cataclysm contains a number of short stories by popular Dragonlance authors as well as a novella by Weis and Hickman.

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The Best of Tales Vol. I

The Best of Tales Vol. I

From Wizards.com: Fantastical monsters and dragons of every hue. Accursed wizards and mysterious villains. Deadly battles and otherworldly spectacles. The untold adventures of the beloved Companions. Here are the collected best short stories of the original Dragonlance Tales series, unfolding a world of heroism, magic, and fantasy. It is a treasury for loyal fans of the saga, and for new readers it is an enthralling introduction to the world of Krynn.

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The Best of Tales Vol. 2

The Best of Tales Vol. 2

A second volume of some of Krynn's favorite tales. In addition to some of the stories that are collected here from the other Tales books, the second volume also includes "The Anvil of Time", an original adventure module by Tracy Hickman that was published in Dungeon Magazine #86.

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Before the Mask

Before the Mask

Authors: ,
Series: Villains Series, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

This is the story of a young Verminaard, the boy who grew into the dragon highlord of note in the War of the Lance. In the Khalkist Mountains, a child was born amidst the ominous prophecy of a druidess. As Verminaard grew, he traded his earthly loyalties to a mysterious Voice, a voice which one day he would call his Queen.

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The Black Wing

The Black Wing

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Series: Villains Series, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

Before the Cataclysm, Khisanth was a young wyrm. Awakening from her sleep shortly before the War of the Lance, Onyx (her human name) discovers that life after the Cataclysm is very different. Khisanth learns her lessons hard, considering herself above all others in many things and forging bonds with the Black Dragonarmy.

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Emperor of Ansalon

Emperor of Ansalon

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

A young man once climbed through the mountains with a dwarven companion. Though the dwarf was lost somewhere along the way, Ariakas managed to conquer the tower where a beautiful maiden lived. With his multi-hued sword, Ariakas embarked down the path set forth for him by her Dark Majesty, Takhisis, Queen of Darkness.

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Hederick the Theocrat

Hederick the Theocrat

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

The Seeker priest of Solace, Hederick is a figure feared by many. The Seeker religion teaches the elimination of all who follow magic and those who follow the old gods. Hoever, there are many who silently oppose the rule of the Seekers, and they must prevent Hederick from accomplishing his goals.

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Lord Toede

Lord Toede

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Series: Villains Series, Book 5
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

Many thought Dragon Highlord Toede had perished following a disastrous hunt for two kender. However, two demons in the Abyss return the hobgoblin's form to life in order to see if the ignoble can be made noble. And why? For a bet. It seemed like a good bet at the time, but how it turns out is something that no one planned...

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The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen

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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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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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Spectre of the Black Rose

Spectre of the Black Rose

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Series: Terror of Lord Soth, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Ravenloft
From Amazon.com: In this chilling sequel to the best-selling Knight of the Black Rose, factions vie for control of Sithicus as Lord Soth -- darklord and former knight from the Dragonlance world -- fights to keep his reign from crumbling. Even as he struggles to defeat his enemies, rumor reaches him that the White Rose haunts the land. Has Kitiara finally returned to Soth, or is this another spectre from the death knight's tragic past?
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Downfall

Downfall

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Series: Dhamon Saga, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Age of Mortals Era

From Wizards.com: How far can a hero fall? Far enough to lose his soul? Dhamon Grimwulf, once a Hero of the Heart, has sunk into a bitter life of crime and squalor. Now, as the great dragon overlords of the Fifth Age coldly plot to strengthen their rule and to destroy their enemies, he must somehow find the will to redeem himself.

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Betrayal

Betrayal

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Series: Dhamon Saga, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

From Wizards.com: All our hero wants is a cure for the painful dragon scale embedded in his leg. All his motley companions want are adventure and riches. Everywhere they go, minions of evil shadow them. Although he has sworn off heroism, our hero can't escape the horrors convulsing Krynn--or the betrayal that stalks him.

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Redemption

Redemption

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Series: Dhamon Saga, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Age of Mortals Era

From Wizards.com: The third and final title in the Dhamon Saga is now available in mass market format. This title ties up the story of a character first introduced in popular Dragonlance saga author Jean Rabe's Dragons of a New Age trilogy.

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Brother of the Dragon

Brother of the Dragon

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Series: Barbarians, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

From Wizards.com: Life on the open plains is a constant battle. Two Barbarian tribes, founded by brother and sister, grow into formidable nations, despite menace from traitors, wizards, and ancient beasts. A bronze dragon serves as their protector, but unfortunately for the barbarians, he's not the only dragon watching them.

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Sister of the Sword

Sister of the Sword

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

From Wizards.com: The final book in a historical Dragonlance trilogy. On the battle plains of Ansalon, all barbarians must band together.

Raiders, nomads, and villagers. Ogres and elves. Dragons of good and evil. These are the forces that have joined battle to decide the fate of the first primitive civilization of Krynn. At the center of this whirlwind, the long-separated siblings Amero and Nianki are reunited. But foes long gone and presumed dead also join together, seeking vengeance and destruction once and for all.

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Night of the Dragons

Night of the Dragons

The second part of the 'young readers' edition of Dragons of Autumn Twilight.

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The Nightmare Lands

The Nightmare Lands

From Wizards.com: The next Dragonlance novel in the trilogy that launched the entire Dragonlance line, Dragons of Winter Night has been adapted to a format specifically targeted at young readers. The novel has been divided into two volumes, The Nightmare Lands and To the Gates of Palanthas, that are sized to fit the young reader market. These titles contain brand new cover art and interior art and are a continuation of the overall young reader adaptation of the entire Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy.

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