Classic Era

The High Tale of the Dragonlance itself — the Chronicles Trilogy — and the stories that immediately followed.

Prerequisites: None. This is where it all begins.

Core books of this era: The Chronicles Trilogy and the Legends Trilogy; collectively known among some fans as “The Holy Six.” These should be read first, after which any stories of this era, as well as stories of the Historical and Preludes eras, will be open to you.

DLQ2: Flint’s Axe

DLQ2: Flint’s Axe

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Series: Dragonlance Quests, Book 2
Genre: Gaming Books
Tags: AD&D 2E, Classic Era

Before the War of the Lance, Flint Fireforge returned to his place of birth, the dwarven town of Hillhome. There, he uncovered a fiendish plot and used his magical battle axe to stop evil dwarves from destroying his home. The axe was destroyed in Flint's final battle with the leader of the evil forces.

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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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Night of the Dragons

Night of the Dragons

The second part of the 'young readers' edition of Dragons of Autumn Twilight.

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Warrior’s Heart

Warrior’s Heart

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

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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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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DragonStrike (Video Game)

DragonStrike (Video Game)

Series: Video Games
Genre: Video Games
Tag: Classic Era

Ever want to fly a dragon? DragonStrike is a flight simulator for a dragon! Fly your mount through the great battles of the War of the Lance, complete missions, advance in rank and get better magical items (and move up to better dragon types).

Published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) for Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, and NES.

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DL11: Dragons of Glory

DL11: Dragons of Glory

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Series: Dragonlance, Book 11
Genre: Gaming Books
Tags: AD&D, Classic Era

Across the world of Krynn, the armies of light and darkness clash in titanic struggle. Now the vast forces of the High Solamnic Knights and the Dragon Highlords are yours to command. "Dragons of Glory" puts you and your players in charge of all the armies of Krynn.

In excerpts from his war journals...

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DLR1: Otherlands

DLR1: Otherlands

Beyond Ansalon - beyond even Taladas - cut off from the rest of Krynn by distance or circumstance, lie several lost lands with enough excitement and peril to challenge the hardiest adventurer.

 

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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 Nightmare Lands

The Nightmare Lands

From Wizards.com: The next Dragonlance novel in the trilogy that launched the entire Dragonlance line, Dragons of Winter Night has been adapted to a format specifically targeted at young readers. The novel has been divided into two volumes, The Nightmare Lands and To the Gates of Palanthas, that are sized to fit the young reader market. These titles contain brand new cover art and interior art and are a continuation of the overall young reader adaptation of the entire Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy.

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Warrior’s Blood

Warrior’s Blood

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

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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Legend Gift Set

Legend Gift Set

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Series: Legends, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tags: Core, Classic Era

The Legends gift set is a 3-volume edition of the classic Legends trilogy, which tells the story of Raistlin and Caramon, and their trials following the War of the Lance. A must-read for any Dragonlance fan.

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Heroes of the Lance (Video Game)

Heroes of the Lance (Video Game)

Series: Silver Box Dragonlance, Book 1
Genre: Video Games
Tag: Classic Era

The Heroes of the Lance must descend into the ruined city of Xak Tsaroth to search for the Disks of Mishakal. The game uses a side-scrolling action style, breaking from the more traditional turn-based D&D-type game, and allows the player to switch characters to select one better suited to any given situation.

Published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) for Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum, NES, and Sega Master System.

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DL12: Dragons of Faith

DL12: Dragons of Faith

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Series: Dragonlance, Book 12
Genre: Gaming Books
Tags: Classic Era, AD&D

The Blood Sea of Istar...grim reminder of the vengeance of the gods. Roiling and churning angrily, these sanguine waters are the grave of many a brave sailor. Across this haunted sea the heroes must journey to find freedom and victory. Trapped in lands deep within the enemy's territory, the heroes must seek the shadows to evade the Dragon Highlords' cruel clutches. But fate deals them a strange hand, placing the cornerstone to the Dark Queen's defeat within their reach. If only they can capture the crucial pawn before darkness snatches it away!

 

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DLR2: Taladas: The Minotaurs

DLR2: Taladas: The Minotaurs

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Series: Dragonlance Resources, Book 2
Genre: Gaming Books
Tags: AD&D 2E, Classic Era

Awe-inspiring, brutish, militaristic, honor-bound: All these words and more describe the minotaurs of Taladas, the "other continent" on the world of Krynn.

 

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The Seventh Sentinel

The Seventh Sentinel

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Series: Defenders of Magic, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Classic Era

A promise made by the Orders of High Sorcery many years ago during the Dragon Wars threatens to destroy magic on Krynn. For Lyim, the renegade mage, seeks to destroy the magic which he believes has betrayed him. Only Bram DiThon, nephew of Guerrand, can stop Lyim's evil plot - and he had better, before the gates of the Lost Citadel are breached.

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To the Gates of Palanthas

To the Gates of Palanthas

From Wizards.com: The next Dragonlance novel in the trilogy that launched the entire Dragonlance line, Dragons of Winter Night has been adapted to a format specifically targeted at young readers. The novel has been divided into two volumes, The Nightmare Lands and To the Gates of Palanthas, that are sized to fit the young reader market. These titles contain brand new cover art and interior art and are a continuation of the overall young reader adaptation of the entire Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy.

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Warrior’s Bones

Warrior’s Bones

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

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 Annotated Dragonlance Legends

The Annotated Dragonlance Legends

From Wizards.com: This annotated version of Time of the Twins, War of the Twins, and Test of the Twins contains extensive notes from New York Times best-selling authors Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, as well as commentary from the original members of the Dragonlance setting conceptual team. The titles in this collection, though now almost two decades old, continue to be among the most popular books in the entire publishing line from Wizards of the Coast, Inc. You can also order signed copies from Margaret Weis.com.

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Shadow Sorcerer (Video Game)

Shadow Sorcerer (Video Game)

Series: Silver Box Dragonlance, Book 3
Genre: Video Games
Tag: Classic Era

The sequel to Dragons of Flame. A party of four adventurers must take the slaves from Pax Tharkas and shepherd them through the wilderness before the Dragonarmies catch up with them. The game features three modes (strategic, tactical, and political) that the party must master in order to ensure the refugees' safe passage to Thorbardin, while the evil dragons tail the humans in real time, killing the survivors!

Published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) for the Amiga and DOS.

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