Historical Era

Stories taking place in the past of Krynn, during the Age of Dreams, the Age of Might, and the early years of the Age of Despair. Events leading up to the War of the Lance are considered Preludes.

Prerequisite: Before exploring the stories of this era, the reader should definitely first read the Classic Core.

Core books of this era: Since this era is basically all backstory, none of its stories can really be considered Core, and they may be read in any order. There are, however, certain books which are very popular, which also happen to deal with some of the main historical events of the timeline: Firstborn, The Kinslayer Wars, The Legend of Huma, and The Kingpriest Trilogy.

The Legend of Huma

The Legend of Huma

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Series: Heroes, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

For the first time in the best-selling Dragonlance Saga, here is The Legend of Huma, fabled Hero of the Lance: his mysterious origins and his Oath to the Measure; treachery among the Knights of Solamnia; his love for the Silver Dragon; the fated showdown between the Queen of Darkness…

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Kaz the Minotaur

Kaz the Minotaur

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Series: Heroes, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

After the defeat of the Dark Queen and the death of Huma Dragonsbane, the most famous of the Knights of Solamnia, Kaz, the renegade minotaur, wanders throughout Krynn, telling the true tale of the land’s most legendary hero, stalked by his enemies—a haunted soul, an outcast, a hero. But…

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Firstborn

Firstborn

Silvanos, the august founder of the united elven nation known as Silvanesti, is dead and buried in a crystal tomb. The leadership of the clans and households has fallen to his son, Sithel, who is himself father of twin sons. The princes Sithas and Kith-Kanan represent emerging factions among these…

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The Kinslayer Wars

The Kinslayer Wars

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Series: Elven Nations Trilogy, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

The leader of the Wildrunners, Kith-Kanan, commits the ultimate heresy and falls in love with a human of intriguing background. His twin brother, the firstborn ruler of all Silvanesti elves, Sithas, declares war on the Ergothians, and Kith-Kanan must choose sides. Nobly, he fights alongside his…

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Lord Soth

Lord Soth

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Series: Warriors, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

There once was a mighty warrior whose jealous passions and neglect of duty led him to lose all that was dear to him—his love, his life, his very spirit. His tale is a descent into darkness and evil. His name was Lord Soth, and this is his story. Through deeds of great daring and chivalry as a Knight…

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Children of the Plains

Children of the Plains

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Series: Barbarians, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

From the mists of Krynn’s earliest history came the Barbarians. A young brother and sister escape a pack of predators and strike out on their own, their lives taking parallel courses linked to the destiny of different tribes. But dark powers watch the rise of civilization with cold calculation and deadly…

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Chosen of the Gods

Chosen of the Gods

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Series: Kingpriest Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Istar: The mightiest empire Krynn has ever known. The Kingpriests have reigned for centuries in the name of Paladine, the supreme god of good. But danger lurks in the empire’s heart. The Kingpriest has forseen his own death, and dark forces converge on the Temple, vying to control the throne…

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Tasslehoff’s Map Pouch: Legends

Tasslehoff’s Map Pouch: Legends

Tasslehoff Burrfoot, famous kender adventurer, has traveled the world and even through time! His maps led the Heroes of the Lance on their epic quest during the War of the Lance and guided a new generation of heroes in the War of Souls. The contents of his map pouches have remained a…

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The Legend of Huma TPB

The Legend of Huma TPB

The world of Krynn is under siege by the dark goddess Takhisis. Led by the renegade wizard Galan Dracos, Takhisis’ forces of evil threaten to conquer all… The only resistance to the Dark Queen are the Knights of Solamnia and their few allies. One knight rises from their ranks… A knight destined…

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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 Messenger

The Messenger

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Series: Icewall Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

This paperback novel recounts the adventures of a disgraced Silvanesti elf, exiled from his homeland to an unknown land called the Icereach. There he discovers barbarians engaged in pitched battle against the remnants of an ancient ogre empire. The first in a trilogy, The Messenger is sure to generate interest among fans of both Dragonlance and fantasy fiction.

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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 Golden Orb

The Golden Orb

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Series: Icewall Trilogy, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Continuing the story of the charcters from The Messenger, this second book in the series takes readers to an area of the Dragonlance world that has never been explored.

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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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Winterheim

Winterheim

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Series: Icewall Trilogy, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

The final title in the Icewall trilogy, Winterheim documents both a time period and a geographical area of the Dragonlance world that have been previously unexplored. This fills in historical information for the fans and gives them a more complete view of the world.

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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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The Survivors

The Survivors

From Amazon.com: There are many stories in Krynn--and history is watching. The Journeyman is charged to use the ancient Anvil of Time to travel back along the river of time and find the lost stories that fell between the pages of the history books. He finds Bradok Axeblade. A chance meeting in a pub turns into a dire warning of impending apocalypse, and Bradok and a determined band of dwarves must brave the dark of the underworld, facing strange new dangers and horrors long hidden from the light. Hunger, fatigue, betrayal, and death await them, all in their quest to find safety in an alien environment - the surface world. Tracy Hickman Presents the Anvil of Time is the series title for the stand-alone biographies of several of the most important characters in the Dragonlance world.

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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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The Forest King

The Forest King

The Journeyman must use the ancient Anvil of Time to travel through history. He is told to observe, not to interfere, a task that is easier said than done...

Balif, war-winning general and one time candidate for Speaker of the Stars, vanished from Silvanesti history before the Kinslayer War. What caused this bold warrior and revered leader to disappear from his nation?

Already under the shadow of a horrendous crime, Balif answers his country's call to confront invaders in the eastern lands: a new race whose very appearance spreads terror. Balif must defeat these strange invaders, aided only by unlikely allies.

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Knights of the Crown

Knights of the Crown

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Series: Warriors, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Welcome to the story of one of the most unlikely Knights of Solamnia - Sir Pirvan the Wayward, who began his career as one of Istar's best cat burglars. When Pirvan the Spell Thief stole some gems, he unwittingly got himself into an adventure that was more than he bargained for - but one which will lead him to a new life & love...

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