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.

The Alien Sea

The Alien Sea

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Series: Champions
Genre: Novels

From Wizards.com: The great poison of the World Gash spreads through the oceans of Krynn, killing all in its path. Led by Apoletta of the Dargonesti and Utharne of the Dimernesti, the two great aquatic races of sea elves convene a Conclave to address the mysterious, urgent crisis. When undead attack the Conclave, Apoletta and Utharne must unite both their species, brave the storms of the World Gash and confront the ghosts of their past. What they discover will forever change their oceanic world and the fate of their two peoples.

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Protecting Palanthas

Protecting Palanthas

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

From Wizards.com: Gerard and Galdar . . . Once dire enemies during the War of Souls, then friends, they find themselves on opposite sides again. This time, it's before a council of the Knights of Solamnia. Someone has stolen an ancient heirloom, a jewel chest belonging to one of the wealthiest families in Palanthas. But this chest holds death, not jewels, and Galdar and Gerard must recover it before the forces of darkness are unleashed. 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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A Practical Guide to Dragons

A Practical Guide to Dragons

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Series: A Practical Guide to Dragons, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Young Adult

This lavishly illustrated guide showcases the wide array of fantastic dragons encountered on the world of Krynn. Sindri Suncatcher–wizard's apprentice–opens up his personal notebooks to share his knowledge of these awe-inspiring creatures, from the life cycle of a kind copper dragon to the best way to counteract a red dragon's fiery breath.The perfect companion to the Dragonlance: The New Adventures series, this beautifully illustrated title introduces readers to the looks and habits of dragons of the Dragonlance world. With tips and tricks every new adventurer can use on imaginary encounters with dragons, this book will enchant readers with both pictures and words.

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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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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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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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Brass Dragon Codex

Brass Dragon Codex

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Series: The Dragon Codices, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Young Adult

Mourning the loss of his parents, orphaned baby brass dragon Kyani ventures out into the desert to find something to eat, and finds a gnome named Hector instead. When he saves Hector from certain death by giant centipede, he thinks he's found a friend for life.

Hector is not so sure he wants a chatty, hungry brass dragon following his every move. But with a group of Solamnic knights and a settlement of dwarves ready to go to blows over the marvelous invention Hector guards with his life -and a thief stalking that very device -he may need the help that only a fun-loving brass dragon can provide.

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Silver Dragon Codex

Silver Dragon Codex

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Series: The Dragon Codices, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Young Adult

Jace, a high-wire acrobat in a traveling circus, thought he knew the thrill of adventure. But when he meets Belen, a strange girl with no memory of her past, he soon discovers how much more adventure--and danger--awaits him. Not long after Belen joins the circus, a wizard arrives and stops the show--not by magic, but by accusation. Belen is not human, he says: she is a shapeshifting dragon, who destroyed a nearby town. As Jace and Belen set off in a race against time to clear Belen's name and recover her memory, mysterious forces conspire to throw them off track. Can Jace learn to fly through the air with the greatest of ease--on the back of a dragon--before time runs out?

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Gold Dragon Codex

Gold Dragon Codex

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Series: The Dragon Codices, Book 7
Genre: Novels
Tag: Young Adult

Would you dare to awaken a dragon? When the blue dragon Lazuli threatens to destroy Anders's village and steal his father away, Anders takes a terrible risk. In one legendary battle Lazuli magically petrified a gold dragon, once Hartfall's sworn protector but Anders is sure he can revive the beast. In the dead of night, he sneaks out onto the gold dragon's ledge. And there he stumbles onto a secret that throws everything he thought he knew about his home and his family into question. Filled with everything I love about dragons -- power, action, and intrigue -- this tale shows what one boy can accomplish when he finds the strength of a dragon lies within himself.

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A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding

A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding

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Series: A Practical Guide to Dragons, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Young Adult

From Amazon.com: Take flight with this sequel to The New York Times best-selling A Practical Guide to Dragons!! How do you hatch a dragon egg? Do dragon riders need reins? How do you say fly in Draconic? Once again, Sindri Suncatcher opens up his notebooks to share with us more wonders of dragonkind. In this fully illustrated guide, readers will learn how to raise a baby dragon, discover step-by-step how to train it, and take flight on the wings of your very own dragon mount.

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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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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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Warrior’s Blood

Warrior’s Blood

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

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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Warrior’s Bones

Warrior’s Bones

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

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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The Wayward Wizard

The Wayward Wizard

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

Everyone knows kender can't do magic. But Sindri Suncatcher--the greatest kender wizard in the world--can.

Back at Cairngorn Keep, the black-robed wizard Maddoc has made Sindri his apprentice. But a mysterious stranger interrupts Sindri's training, and soon Sindri finds himself chased by strange monsters and receiving cryptic messages. Will these extraordinary events lead to Sindri's destiny–or his doom?

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The Ebony Eye

The Ebony Eye

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

From Wizards.com: Sindri Suncatcher's friends are not who they seem. Maddoc has lied to Sindri one too many times. And the renegade hunter who once vowed to imprison Sindri now shows himself as a true friend. As Sindri and his friends break into a mechanical maze guarded by a frightening gorgon, the kender apprentice must tackle his final lesson: how to trust.

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The Stolen Sun

The Stolen Sun

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

From Wizards.com: Everyone knows kender can't do magic. But Sindri Suncatcher -- the greatest kender wizard in the world -- can. Sindri has defeated the evil wizard Anica and has one final Temple of the Sun to locate on his quest to discover the source of his magical power. But the conflict is far from over. Old foes endanger Sindri's home village in Kendermore, while old friends add confusion to an already frenzied situation. And in the midst of all the chaos, Sindri must make the hardest choice of his life.

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Stormblade

Stormblade

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Series: Heroes, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

A Kingsword is a weapon forged by the expert hands of a master dwarven metalsmith. The practice has been outlawed, but one master smith takes it upon himself to forge such a blade--a blade which will break the deadlock among the ruling council of Thanes. The sword is stolen, but is rediscovered years later by a lone dwarf without a history, with no family name, but one who destiny has been determined.

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Weasel’s Luck

Weasel’s Luck

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Series: Heroes, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Galen Pathwarden was known as the 'weasel' within the walls of his father's castle. Located in the middle of a giant swamp, this proud Knight of Solamnia has no cause for pride when it comes to his three sons. Yet, the 'weasel' shows promise - Sir Bayard Brightblade takes him on as a squire, and the two set off on an adventure into the heart of Solamnia which ends in a showdown with the mysterious Scorpion.

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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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