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.

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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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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The Dying Kingdom

The Dying Kingdom

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Series: New Adventures, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tags: Classic Era, Young Adult

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

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Prisoner of Haven

Prisoner of Haven

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Series: Age of Mortals, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Age of Mortals Era

From Wizards.com: Prisoner of Haven describes events that directly overlap events during the War of Souls, and it features a character originally introduced in Dragons of Summer Flame. Berberick also wrote The Lioness, a previous title in this same series

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Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls: Everday Life in Ansalon during the War of Souls, Volume 2

Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls: Everday Life in Ansalon during the War of Souls, Volume 2

From Wizards.com: Bertrem's Guides give readers insight into the everyday lives of people in the Dragonlance universe. Using correspondence, reports, and essays, this second volume of Bertrem's Guide to the War of Souls elaborates on the goings-on during the bestselling trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, fleshing out the current era for Dragonlance readers.

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Warrior’s Blood

Warrior’s Blood

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

From Wizards.com: In the deserts of northern Solamnia, many surprises await Catriona Goodlund. The treachery of a friend. The humiliation of captivity. The joy of a long-sought reunion. With one shock after another, Catriona learns at last whether the blood of a warrior beats within her.

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Wizard’s Curse

Wizard’s Curse

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

From Wizards.com: Wizard's Curse continues a new series of Dragonlance fantasy adventures written specifically for readers ages 10 and up. The series features a group of young companions who band together for friendship, adventure, and excitement during the golden age of the Dragonlance world.

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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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The Rebellion

The Rebellion

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

From Wizards.com: Devastation visits the Dark Knights' mining camp of Steel Town, destroying the goblin slaves who labor there, and their harsh masters. In the chaos the surviving goblins unite and flee under the leadership of a determined hobgoblin and a crafty shaman who share a vision of freedom, and of a new homeland. But first they must escape the Dark Knights, and their only path to safety is across a land more dangerous than their captivity. The goblins are trailed by a human sorcerer, who should be on the side of the knights. Yet he finds himself strangely drawn to the slave rebellion -- and the ancient magic of the goblin race.

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Winterheim

Winterheim

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

The final title in the Icewall trilogy, Winterheim documents both a time period and a geographical area of the Dragonlance world that have been previously unexplored. This fills in historical information for the fans and gives them a more complete view of the world.

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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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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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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 Dragon Well

The Dragon Well

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Series: New Adventures, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tags: Classic Era, Young Adult

The Dragon Well 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.

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Wizards’ Conclave

Wizards’ Conclave

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Series: Age of Mortals, Book 5
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. Wizards' Conclave describes events that directly overlap events during the War of Souls, and it features two lead characters familiar to any fan of the Dragonlance world.

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Divine Hammer

Divine Hammer

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Series: Kingpriest Trilogy, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

From Wizards.com: This title furthers the exploration of a key part of Dragonlance history. The era explored in this novel, although heavily referred to in many Dragonlance titles, is being detailed here for the first time. In addition, this novel sets up elements of the third novel, which will be tied to events in the core titles from the Dragonlance Legends trilogy.

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Warrior’s Bones

Warrior’s Bones

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

Buried alive and left for dead, Catriona awakes in a tomb, sealed off from her family and friends. Thinking their champion dead, Catriona's friends try to continue without her. As Cat struggles to find them, the companions discover the meaning to their long struggle in the desert. A buried secret. Help in unlikely places. Intrigues and enemies. At the culmination of Cat's long journey home, will she prove that she has the strength to be the warrior she was born to become?

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Wizard’s Betrayal

Wizard’s Betrayal

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Series: Trinistyr Trilogy, Book 2
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. An antique map reveals yet another family secret: Nearra must relive the suffering of two more of the wizards betrayed by her ancestor, or her family's magic and the healing power of the Trinistyr will never be restored. Undeterred, Nearra, Jirah, and their friends continue their mission, arriving at the once great city of Tarsis. But they do not journey alone. Two elf mages watch them from afar, while a dark cleric follows their every move. Betrayals come to light. New powers arise. And a startling revelation threatens to destroy Nearra, once and for all.

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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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Death March

Death March

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

From Amazon.com: Escaping from the slave pens of a Dark Knight mining camp was no easy feat, but what awaits Direfang, a former hobgoblin slave who has become the reluctant general of a growing goblin army is every bit as perilous. From the cruel ogre mountains to the shores of Newsea, Direfang, Mudwort the shaman, and the Dark Knight wizard Grallik fight the natural and unnatural forces that seek to destroy them. Direfang is tested to his limits by once-friends and powerful foes as he undertakes a death march to the Qualinesti Forest. His eyes on independence, Direfang refuses to surrender, and pledges his life for a chance to be free, even as he learns that freedom is a deadly prize.

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