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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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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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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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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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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The Irda

The Irda

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Series: Lost Histories, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Once intelligent and cruel, the ogres were given life by the gods, and their civilization was more advanced that that of the elves. However, their civilized world deteoriated and they became transformed into their present shapes — except for a small group led by the great Igraine, who embraced the cause of goodness and survived unchanged.

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The Dargonesti

The Dargonesti

A young Qualinesti princess, Vixa, travels by ship to rescue comrades from the lands of Ergoth. However, her ship is engulfed by a mysterious mist and they are taken beneath the wave by strange masters. There is turmoil in the undersea world of the Dargonesti, and to escape Vixa and her elves must conquer it...

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Land of the Minotaurs

Land of the Minotaurs

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Series: Lost Histories, Book 4
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

This is a continuation of the story of Kaz, friend and companion of Huma Dragonbane. Kaz must return to Mithas on an errand to save his honorable race. With the help of the kender, Delbin, and his mate, Helati, Kaz must challenge what seems like the entire race of minotaurs to save them from one high up in the religious ranks.

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The Dragons

The Dragons

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Series: Lost Histories, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

In the days when Krynn was young lived two metallic dragons, Aurican and Darlantan, and a great red, Crematia. These dragons are merely godly pawns in a game of chess with Krynn as the chessboard. These dragons, and their descendents, will determine the fate of Krynn throughout many years and through many wars, shaping the world of Krynn.

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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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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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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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