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.

Chronicles for Young Readers Gift Set

Chronicles for Young Readers Gift Set

From Amazon.com: A boxed set containing the young reader adaptation of the classic Chronicles trilogy. This slip-covered gift set contains the six-book series of young reader novels that first introduced a new, younger generation to the classic Dragonlance tales written by New York Times best-selling authors Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman. These titles were adapted specifically for younger readers and featured new interior and exterior art.

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The Lioness

The Lioness

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Series: Age of Mortals, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Age of Mortals Era

From Wizards.com: One of the prominent female characters from the best-selling War of Souls trilogy is the central character in this book. It tells the story of how she became the character fans and readers have come to know.

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Bertrem’s Guide to Mortals: Everyday Life in Krynn in the Fifth Age

Bertrem’s Guide to Mortals: Everyday Life in Krynn in the Fifth Age

From Wizards.com: Bertrem's Guide to the Age of Mortals: Everyday life in Krynn of the Fifth Age provides details that help bring this world to life including articles dealing with education, arms and armor, politics, food, festivals, games, and clothing.

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A Practical Guide to Dragon Magic

A Practical Guide to Dragon Magic

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Series: A Practical Guide to Dragons, Book 3
Genre: Novels

From Amazon: Do you wish you could fly on wings of your own? Breathe fire? Cast spells in the blink of an eye? These are the secrets only dragon magic can teach you.

In this next edition in the Practical Guide family of fantasy essentials, dragon expert Sindri Suncatcher opens up his notebooks one last time to give readers an insider's look into the Darastrix Academy, a place where young wizards and dragon hatchlings live side-by-side mastering the powerful magic that makes dragons so special.

For every fantasy fan who loves dragons and wants to know everything about these enigmatic creatures, this book reveals the greatest dragon secrets of all.

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Dragonlance Chronicles Special Edition

Dragonlance Chronicles Special Edition

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This beautiful new leatherbound edition of the Dragonlance Chronicles saga marks the first time this story has ever been available for purchase in a premium format. A leather, embossed cover and gilt-edged pages bring a new level of sophistication to the three titles collected inside: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning. This annotated edition will display beautifully on any shelf and marks the Chronicles trilogy as one of the true classics in fantasy literature.
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Legends Collector Edition

Legends Collector Edition

This collector's edition includes the full text of all three of the original Dragonlance Legends by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, anthologized in one volume. All your favorite parts from "Time of the Twins", "War of the Twins" and "Test of the Twins" are included here.

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The Crown and Sword

The Crown and Sword

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

This title kicks off a key new Dragonlance trilogy from popular Dragonlance author Douglas Niles. This series will explore the post-war era in Solamnia, a central region of the Dragonlance world, continuing key story elements from the New York Times best-selling War of Souls series.

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The Messenger

The Messenger

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Series: Icewall Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

This paperback novel recounts the adventures of a disgraced Silvanesti elf, exiled from his homeland to an unknown land called the Icereach. There he discovers barbarians engaged in pitched battle against the remnants of an ancient ogre empire. The first in a trilogy, The Messenger is sure to generate interest among fans of both Dragonlance and fantasy fiction.

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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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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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Temple of the Dragonslayer

Temple of the Dragonslayer

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

Temple of the Dragonslayer launches a new series of Dragonlance adventures written specifically for readers ages 10 and up. 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 has written frequently for young readers, and his novels and short stories have been nominated for numerous writing awards.

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Dark Thane

Dark Thane

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

The latest title in a series based on characters from the bestselling War of Souls trilogy.

This title is next in the series that explores the lives of key characters from Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman's current Dragonlance trilogy. Dark Thane describes events that directly overlap the War of Souls timeline. Author Jeff Crook also wrote the kickoff title for this series, Conundrum.

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Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls: Everday Life in Ansalon during the War of Souls, Volume 1

Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls: Everday Life in Ansalon during the War of Souls, Volume 1

From Amazon.com: The Bertrem's Guides give readers insights into the everyday lives of the people in the world of the Dragonlance novels. Using correspondence, reports, and essays, this second Bertrem's Guide concentrates on the goings-on during the bestselling War of Souls trilogy by Weis and Hickman. Bertrem is a recurring character throughout the entire core Dragonlance saga and is very familiar to readers. This book acts as a travel guide for the Dragonlance world. This collection of essays explores the world of Dragonlance during the War of Souls, adding depth and breadth to the War of Souls era.

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Warrior’s Heart

Warrior’s Heart

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

From Wizards.com: Catriona Goodlund was born to be a warrior. Now, after years on the road to knighthood, protecting and saving her friends, it's time for Cat to face the secrets of her past and finally decide her future.But when she returns to her hometown, she finds the Heart of Purespring gone and destruction all around. With everything she's ever loved lost to her, Catriona must make her choice: revenge or redemption?

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Chronicles Trilogy Gift Set

Chronicles Trilogy Gift Set

This three-book set is perfect for collectors and an ideal gift for readers unfamiliar with the Dragonlance setting. The Chronicles Trilogy -- Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning -- is enclosed in a hard-sided slipcover case featuring the stunning cover art by Matt Stawicki from the series.

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Dragons in the Archives: Ther Best of Weis & Hickman

Dragons in the Archives: Ther Best of Weis & Hickman

This anthology showcases 20 years of storytelling in the Dragonlance world by gathering into a single volume the most popular stories written by the New York Times best-selling authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Their tales have defined the entire Dragonlance saga from inception to the present day, from the Chronicles to the War of Souls and beyond. Drawn from various Dragonlance anthologies published over the last two decades, each classic story now features an introduction from a Dragonlance author. Each introduction is different and shares that author's perspective on the past 20 years of Dragonlance tales.

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The Measure and Truth

The Measure and Truth

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

Enjoy the final chapter in the sweeping tale of honor, glory, and battle that is the history of the kingdom and Knights of Solamnia.

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The Golden Orb

The Golden Orb

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

Continuing the story of the charcters from The Messenger, this second book in the series takes readers to an area of the Dragonlance world that has never been explored.

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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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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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