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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The Cataclysm

The Cataclysm

From Wizards.com: This collection of tales is edited by the creators of the Dragonlance mythology. The Cataclysm contains a number of short stories by popular Dragonlance authors as well as a novella by Weis and Hickman.

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The Wayward Knights

The Wayward Knights

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Series: Warriors, Book 7
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

"Wayward Knights" is the conclusion of Sir Pirvan's unlikely tale. In this installment, Pirvan must unlock the mystery of Suivinari island, defeat a renagde wizard and make peace with the minatours. But first he must learn the truth about the sevents of silence, the Kingpriest's dark henchmen.

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The Journals of Kaz the Minotaur: The Lost Colony

The Journals of Kaz the Minotaur: The Lost Colony

The Dragonlance Nexus proudly presents The Journals of Kaz the Minotaur: The Lost Colony! Featuring new short fiction from New York Time best-selling author Richard A Knaak, this sourcebook and adventure has everything you would ever need to play a minotaur and sea-based Dragonlance campaign.

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Brother of the Dragon

Brother of the Dragon

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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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A Warrior’s Journey

A Warrior’s Journey

From the cover: The mighty Ergothian Empire is gripped by civil war. Centuries before the first Cataclysm sunders Ansalon, two imperial dynasties struggle for supremacy. Brutal warlords jockey for power, while corrupt wizards sell their skills to the highest bidder. Unnatural monsters prey on the unwary.

Amid this chaos and upheaval, a brave young peasant shakes the towers of the mighty as his fate and the destiny of Krynn collide.

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Dwarven Kingdoms of Krynn

Dwarven Kingdoms of Krynn

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Series: Sourcebooks, Book 6
Genre: Gaming Books
Tags: AD&D 2E, Historical Era

At last, the secrets of the dwarves revealed!

 

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Sister of the Sword

Sister of the Sword

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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 Wizard’s Fate

The Wizard’s Fate

From Wizards.com: After a bloody ten-year war, the mighty city of Tarsis has been brought to its knees. Lord Tolandruth -- once the farmer's son Tol -- has led the armies of the Ergoth Empire to the enemy's very gates. Poised for final victory, instead he is recalled to Daltigoth. The Emperor is dead, and civil war threatens to tear apart the empire.Tol takes a long, perilous journey back to the seat of power, not only to attend upon a new emperor and be reunited with the woman he loves, but to avenge himself on the wizard who caused his exile. Reclaiming his love and honor calls for sacrifices that will shape his destiny -- and the future of Krynn.

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Atlas of the Dragonlance World

Atlas of the Dragonlance World

Krynn... Enter the spell-binding world of the Dragonlance Saga with this volume of beautifully rendered maps.

Accompany the Heroes of the Lance on their epic travels across Krynn in this magnificently illustrated volume. Behold the beauty of the King Priest's Hall of Audience in the Temple of Istar. Smell Raistlin's herbs as you wander the hallways of the Tower of High Sorcery at Palanthas. Become hopelessly lost in the thirty-five levels of Mount Nevermind.

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Covenant of the Forge

Covenant of the Forge

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Series: Dwarven Nations Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Colin Stonetooth, one of the dwarven chieftains of old, leads a group of Hylar dwarves from their old delvings across Ansalon to the Kharolis Mountains - to Kal Thax, where they meet the other dwarven clans. Together they will build the mountain fortress of Thorbardin, but not before a civil war erupts between them, threatening to destroy the new nation.

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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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