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.

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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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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The Lake of Death

The Lake of Death

Author:
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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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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The Silver Stair

The Silver Stair

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Series: Bridges of Time Series, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

For Goldmoon, Jasper Fireforge, and the rest of her followers, Schallsea Island is a place for hope and bight beginnings. They journey to the Silver Stair, a tower that gives revalations of the heart, and have started construction on the Citidel of Light. The future is starting to look bright for the first time since the Chaos War. But two forces try to halt her dream, one clad in the armour of a Knight of Solamnia, the other a trusted friend clad in dark shadows.

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The Rose and the Skull

The Rose and the Skull

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Series: Bridges of Time Series, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

Jeff Crook writes: Lord Gunthar uth Wistan, the elderly Grandmaster of the Knights of Solamnia, proposes a bold plan which could make the Knighthood the most powerful force on Krynn. But before he can fully set his schemes in motion, tragedy strikes, leaving the ancient order of knighthood vulnerable to destruction without even the fall of a single swordstroke. The fate of the Knights, perhaps the fate of Krynn, hinges on a dread secret known only by a frightened gully dwarf.

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Dezra’s Quest

Dezra’s Quest

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Series: Bridges of Time Series, Book 5
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

From Wizards.com: During Krynn's Second Cataclysm an ambitious centaur chieftain makes a terrible pact with Chaos. Ten years later, smarting under the consequences of that pact, a lone centaur journeys to Solace, seeking help from Caramon, the aging Hero of the Lance.

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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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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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Dragon’s Bluff

Dragon’s Bluff

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Series: Crossroads, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

From Wizards.com: The son of one of the Heroes of the Lance and his wizard companion journey to Flotsam in order to recover the body of the wizard's father. They quickly discover that her father isn't dead, but missing. To compound their situation, a red dragon is terrorizing the population.

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The Dragon Isles

The Dragon Isles

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Series: Crossroads, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

From Wizards.com: The Dragon Isles takes place exclusively in an area of the Dragonlance world that has never before been explored in any novel or short story. The Crossroads series fleshes out previously unexplored areas of the Dragonlance world.

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The Middle of Nowhere

The Middle of Nowhere

Author:
Series: Crossroads, Book 5
Genre: Novels
Tag: Fifth Age Era

From Wizards: The latest title in the world-spanning Crossroads series. Popular Dragonlance author Paul B. Thompson pens the latest novel that explores an area of the setting that has previously been mentioned but not previously described in detail to readers.

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Relics and Omens

Relics and Omens

In these short stories set after the Chaos War and in the dawn of the Fifth Age, the gods have vanished, taking magic with them. Fresh heroes, monsters, and quests arise as the new world takes shape, at once strange and familiar.

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Rebels and Tyrants

Rebels and Tyrants

From Wizards.com: As the land of Krynn groans beneath the rule of mighty dragon overlords, small bands of rebels spring up to battle the new oppressors. From the streets of Palanthas to the Plains of Dust, from the frozen reaches of Ergoth to the swirling waters of the Blood Sea, here are tales to stir the heart and the imagination.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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