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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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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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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Covenant of the Forge

Covenant of the Forge

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Series: Dwarven Nations Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Colin Stonetooth, one of the dwarven chieftains of old, leads a group of Hylar dwarves from their old delvings across Ansalon to the Kharolis Mountains - to Kal Thax, where they meet the other dwarven clans. Together they will build the mountain fortress of Thorbardin, but not before a civil war erupts between them, threatening to destroy the new nation.

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The Clandestine Circle

The Clandestine Circle

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Series: Crossroads, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

From Wizards.com: The first in a new series of Dragonlance novels. A young knight working undercover earns a place in the elite bodyguard of the mysterious Lord Governor of the city of Sanction. She quickly learns the governor is not the only one who needs protection.

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Red Dragon Codex

Red Dragon Codex

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Series: The Dragon Codices, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Young Adult

From Wizards.com: Dear Reader, In my cozy library alcove, I never realized the peril that could befall a traveler in the mountains -- or even a quiet villager, minding her own business. Then I read Sindri Suncatcher's A Practical Guide to Dragons and I just had to find out more about dragonkind. In my research, I discovered this true tale of an evil red dragon who plots revenge, kidnaps a seer, and sets a young boy named Mudd on a rescue mission. I hope you find as much thrilling enjoyment from it as I did. Your humble servant, R.D. Henham Scribe in the Great Library of Palanthas

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The Gates of Thorbardin

The Gates of Thorbardin

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Series: Heroes, Book 5
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

From Wizards.com: Deep beneath the mountain fortress of Skullcap, legend has it, are the remains of the dark wizard Fistandantilus and the path to the gates of the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin. Buried somewhere along that perilous path is the magical helm of Grallen, son of King Duncan, tragic hero of the Dwarfgate War. The finder of Grallen's helm, it is prophesized, will be rewarded and honored by a united Thorbardin -- but he will also open the gates of the realm to fresh horror and chaos.

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The Heir of Kayolin

The Heir of Kayolin

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

From Amazon.com: If they can stay alive long enough, they can find the way to a new future. Thorbardin remains closed against the world as two violent factions of dwarves clash in a brutal civil war. Neither side can prevail, and violence threatens destruction of the entire kingdom. Brandon Bluestone returns home to Kayolin to find himself a wanted fugitive. His nation has changed drastically since his departure. Bolstered by the courage of a beautiful dwarf priestess, he battles an ancient enemy, struggles to right a great wrong, and tries to take the only step that allows for a peaceful and prosperous future for all the dwarves of Krynn. And with the fate of two nations hanging in the balance, it falls to the lowest of the low to put the wheels of history in motion.

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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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A Hero’s Justice

A Hero’s Justice

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Series: Ergoth Trilogy, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

From Wizards.com: The Ergoth Empire trembles from a double invasion: reptilian bakali plunge straight into the heartland, while bands of human nomads ravage the eastern frontier. Army after army, warlord after warlord fails to stop the invaders. Voices whisper, "Where is Tol of Juramona? Only he can save us!"A mad emperor will not heed the calls for Tol's return, so powerful forces align to deliver the champion of Ergoth back home. A wizard and a general, an empress and a queen -- all take up the quest. Despite their efforts, though, Tol alone must decide whether to give up the peace and serenity of exile, or to save the empire that dishonored him.

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Dragons of Fate

Dragons of Fate

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

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A courageous heroine trapped in the distant past is determined to return to her own time—without changing the shape of the world forever—as the New York Times bestselling Dragonlance series continues in the thrilling sequel to Dragons of Deceit.

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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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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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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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Hammer and Axe

Hammer and Axe

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Series: Dwarven Nations Trilogy, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

A new generation of dwarves, a hundreds of years later faces challenges as yet unknown to Krynn: the Ergoth Empire is encroaching on their borders, while Thorbardin is attacked by a strange wizard, thousands of mercenaries and a strange beast from within the mountain itself...

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The Thieves’ Guild

The Thieves’ Guild

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Series: Crossroads, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

From Wizards.com: Palanthas... City of Seven Circles, Jewel of Ansalon, heart of the old Solamnic empire. Yet at the core of this gleaming city lies a dark center: an intricate network of thieves. Though the Dark Knights ruthlessly crushed the organization, a stronger, darker guild has arisen-a guild intent on recovering its lost power.

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Bronze Dragon Codex

Bronze Dragon Codex

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Series: The Dragon Codices, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Young Adult

From Amazon.com: Could a "good" dragon really be evil? Witness to the kidnapping of her younger siblings' eggs, young bronze dragon Simle has good reason to think that all humans are evil. Tatelyn, whose brother was killed by a dragon who was supposed to be good, also has good reason to distrust even metallic dragons. But when thrown together on a mission to recover their magical powers, Tatelyn and Simle realize that they have more in common than they ever imagined.

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Galen Beknighted

Galen Beknighted

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Series: Heroes, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

The story of Galen Pathwarden (now Pathwarden-Brightblade) picks up shortly after the first installment left off. However, Galen sets aside his better judgment and embarks on a trip to save his brother Brithelm, who has disappeared - mysteriously kidnapped and taken underground. With his older brother Alfric as his squire, Galen embarks upon a journey to save his brother - and, unknown to him, thwart the Dragon Queen as well.

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The Fate of Thorbardin

The Fate of Thorbardin

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

Thorbardin has been sealed against the outside world by the edict of a mad king. The dwarves of Kayolin strive to bury longstanding hostilities of their own, and form an uneasy alliance against the King of Thorbardin and his potent magical minions. Using the power of a long-lost artifact, the dwarves carry the fight to their enemies in a violent contest that becomes a struggle for the nation's very survival. In the end, it may require the intervention of almighty Reorx himself to determine...

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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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