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.

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

Authors: ,
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

Authors: ,
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

Authors: ,
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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The Kagonesti

The Kagonesti

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Series: Lost Histories, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

In the mists of time, during the First Dragon War, the great leader of the elderwild, Kagonos, turned his back on the 'civilization' of the Silvanesti. The legacy of the Pathfinders — such as Kagonos — and their friendship with the silver dragons has been handed down for generations, but now that legacy may cease to exist...

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The Citadel

The Citadel

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

From Wizards.com: Flying citadels bring unbridled power and threaten to destroy all of Krynn. Castles in the sky... fierce fortresses floating through the heavens, their mission to rain down missiles and winged draconian troops upon foes. A lone commander sets into motion a pact with a dark mage who has devised the ultimate fortress, imbued with power that has never been witnessed and an evil secret that threatens all magic users. (Released July 2000)

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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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Sister of the Sword

Sister of the Sword

Authors: ,
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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The Swordsheath Scroll

The Swordsheath Scroll

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Series: Dwarven Nations Trilogy, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Yet more turmoil in Thorbardin. Years after the "Wizard's War," chaos reigns. The old thanes of the tribes have all died or passed their thrones on to younger dwarves. A new king, Lawgiver, emerges from the chains of the mines near Pax Tharkas, and commands an army of dwarves which attacks Thorbardin itself...

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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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Black Dragon Codex

Black Dragon Codex

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Series: The Dragon Codices, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Young Adult

From Amazon.com: What happens when an evil black dragon becomes your ally? Snatched from the street by a young black dragon, Satia seems destined to end her life as a snack. But her position as a menu item quickly changes when her black dragon captor runs into two young red dragons and a wanna-be Dragonlord. In a quick twist of events, the black dragon is transformed into an ordinary teenaged boy. Always one step ahead of their pursuers, Satia makes a bargain with her captor: her life in exchange for her help. But now she must live up to her end of the bargain. With no magic and only the strength of two humans, how will Satia outwit the Dragonlord and his minions?

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War of Souls Gift Set

War of Souls Gift Set

Authors: ,
Series: The War of Souls, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

From Wizards.com: This slip-covered gift set contains the three New York Times best-selling titles that make up the epic War of Souls trilogy: Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Dragons of a Lost Star, and Dragons of a Vanished Moon. Authored by Dragonlance saga cocreators Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, these titles each hit multiple best-seller lists upon initial release.

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