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.

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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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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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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Hammer and Axe

Hammer and Axe

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

A new generation of dwarves, a hundreds of years later faces challenges as yet unknown to Krynn: the Ergoth Empire is encroaching on their borders, while Thorbardin is attacked by a strange wizard, thousands of mercenaries and a strange beast from within the mountain itself...

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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 Swordsheath Scroll

The Swordsheath Scroll

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Series: Dwarven Nations Trilogy, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Historical Era

Yet more turmoil in Thorbardin. Years after the "Wizard's War," chaos reigns. The old thanes of the tribes have all died or passed their thrones on to younger dwarves. A new king, Lawgiver, emerges from the chains of the mines near Pax Tharkas, and commands an army of dwarves which attacks Thorbardin itself...

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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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Divine Hammer

Divine Hammer

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

From Wizards.com: This title furthers the exploration of a key part of Dragonlance history. The era explored in this novel, although heavily referred to in many Dragonlance titles, is being detailed here for the first time. In addition, this novel sets up elements of the third novel, which will be tied to events in the core titles from the Dragonlance Legends trilogy.

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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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Sacred Fire

Sacred Fire

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

From the cover: For nearly forty years Beldinas, the Kingpriest of Istar, has waged war against evil. Foul monsters, cults of wicked gods, and even the Orders of High Sorcery have fallen to his priests and knights. Now, as the war nears its end, a lost hero reappears: Cathan Twice-Born, once the Kingpriest's champion. As Beldinas prepares to strike the final blow, Cathan must unravel the vision that plagues him: a dream of a burning hammer. His choice will save the world... or herald its doom.

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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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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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