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.

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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War of Souls Gift Set

War of Souls Gift Set

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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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Flight of the Fallen

Flight of the Fallen

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Series: Linsha Trilogy, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

From the cover: Things could not possibly get worse for Linsha Majere. The outpost she was sworn to defend has fallen to an invading army. Her fellow knights are hunting her as a traitor, and the dragon eggs she has sword to protect are now in the hands of her most feared enemy. As hope dwindles, Linsha must make one last, desperate strike at the enemy.

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Return of the Exile

Return of the Exile

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Series: Linsha Trilogy, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

Return of the Exile concludes a trilogy that centers on Linsha Majere, the grandchild of one of the central characters in the entire Dragonlance saga. This trilogy advances the story of post-War of Souls events in the Dragonlance world and introduces a major new villain to the setting.

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Dragons: World Afire

Dragons: World Afire

From Amazon.com: Four worlds, four authors, four artists, one mythical beast. Experience in words and pictures the many faces of the dragons from the worlds of Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Magic: The Gathering, and Eberron. Featuring new novellas by R.A. Salvatore and Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman!

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Chronicles Collector’s Edition

Chronicles Collector’s Edition

Dragons. Creatures of legend. Stories told to children. But now dragons have returned to Krynn. The darkness of war and destruction engulfs the land. More than six million readers have witnessed the return of the dragons. And now the books that began the best-selling Dragonlance saga are collected in their entirety in this special edition. New readers and old friends can travel with the unlikely band of heroes who seek the restoration of balance in their lives and in their world. Includes an introduction by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, as well as "Dragons of Autumn Twilight," "Dragons of Winter Night," and "Dragons of Spring Dawning."

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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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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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Wizard’s Curse

Wizard’s Curse

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

From Wizards.com: Wizard's Curse continues a new series of Dragonlance fantasy adventures written specifically for readers ages 10 and up. The series features a group of young companions who band together for friendship, adventure, and excitement during the golden age of the Dragonlance world.

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Wizard’s Betrayal

Wizard’s Betrayal

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

From Wizards.com: The Trinistyr -- Ancient holy relic, Cursed symbol of power, Key to Nearra's future... or her destruction. An antique map reveals yet another family secret: Nearra must relive the suffering of two more of the wizards betrayed by her ancestor, or her family's magic and the healing power of the Trinistyr will never be restored. Undeterred, Nearra, Jirah, and their friends continue their mission, arriving at the once great city of Tarsis. But they do not journey alone. Two elf mages watch them from afar, while a dark cleric follows their every move. Betrayals come to light. New powers arise. And a startling revelation threatens to destroy Nearra, once and for all.

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Wizard’s Return

Wizard’s Return

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

From Wizards.com: The Trinistyr
Ancient holy relic
Cursed symbol of power
Key to Nearra's future... or her destruction?

Nearra and Jirah have been struggling to thwart a curse that's held their family's magic at bay for over three hundred years. Just on the eve of victory, the two sisters are forced to make a terrible choice.To free the final wizard, one of them must make a shocking sacrifice. The decision sends ripples through the group, reigniting the bitterness between Davyn and Icefire. Can the companions find the strength to stand together and fight the final battle for Nearra and Jirah's future? Or will their mission ultimately fail?

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Pillar of Flame

Pillar of Flame

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

From Wizards.com: New to her magic, Nearra has only recently stepped out on the path of becoming a wizard. But before she can even take the Test of High Sorcery, the Wizard's Conclave charges her with solving a mystery. All the fires in Kenderhome and Palanthas have gone out and Nearra must determine who -- or what -- is to blame for this powerful magic. Will this be the beginning of Nearra's magical career -- or the end?

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Queen of the Sea

Queen of the Sea

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

From Wizards.com: A tempest off the coast of Krynn threatens to overwhelm Palanthas, and once again the Wizards' Conclave sends Nearra on a treacherous journey. As Nearra works to uncover the Crescent Cabal's machinations, her sister Jirah struggles in the service of her newfound anonymous god. With the storm raging around them, Nearra must locate the Queen of the Sea and the Pillar of Water. But will the evil Crescent Cabal find them first?

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Tempest’s Vow

Tempest’s Vow

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

From Amazon.com: Nearra's quest for magic comes to a gripping close in this finale to the Elements trilogy! Nearra's last chance to take the Test of High Sorcery is thwarted once again, and she is put out of the Hall of the Three Moons. She and her friends still have the Cabal to deal with, though, and a new mystery to solve: who broke into the Tower and disrupted Nearra's Test, stealing a shard of the Pillar of Air? Readers who have followed Nearra from the very beginning of Dragonlance: The New Adventures will relish this final installment in her journey to discover herself.

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The Secret of Pax Tharkas

The Secret of Pax Tharkas

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Series: Dwarf Home, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: War of Souls Era

From Wizards.com: Oppressed Thorbardin is sealed off from the rest of the world, and dwarvenkind is split into feuds and factions. Uniting the race is up to a brave Kayolin dwarf, a bumbling (but lucky) gully dwarf, and the intelligent and beautiful daughter of the rightful Hylar thane. Only evil magic and dread minions and ancient curses stand in their way. The trouble starts -- and the "secret: to a new future lies -- in beloved Pax Tharkas.

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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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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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The Qualinesti

The Qualinesti

After the Kinslayer War, the construction of Kith-Kanan's masterpiece, Pax Tharkas, begins. Kith-Kanan and his Wildrunners have migrated westward from Silvanesti, to inhabit the newly ceded forest land of Qualinesti. The kingdom may not last long, however, for Kith-Kanan's half-elf son may prove to be an unworthy candidate for the throne...

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The Elven Nations Trilogy Gift Set

The Elven Nations Trilogy Gift Set

From Wizards.com: These three titles chronicle the rise of the elven people, and the schism between the two nations. The books were originally published in 1991, and they have been unavailable for several years. Last year the three books were brought out again in mass-market format to the delight of the fans.

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Elven Nations Omnibus

Elven Nations Omnibus

The classic story of Kith-Kanan and the Kinslayer Wars.

The leader of the Silvanesti dies, leaving his twin sons to promote very different course for the elves they lead equally. Other nations see only weakness in the elves, and the brothers cannot lay aside their own differences to lead their people when a bitter territory war begins. It becomes a war of elf against elf, of isolation versus connection, until Kith-Kanan and his followers found the homeland of Qualinost. But their troubles do not stop there.

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