Preludes Era

Stories set before or during the War of the Lance, which aim to flesh out the characters’ backstories and to explore events of the War not covered in Chronicles.

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. However, this has long been one of the more popular eras for the publishers and authors to set stories. Most readers who first got into Dragonlance in the 80s and 90s read the first three Tales collections and Stormblade. Readers who got into Dragonlance in the 2000s are likely to have read The Soulforge and The Lost Chronicles.

The Magic of Krynn

The Magic of Krynn

Is Raistlin truly dead? The answer lies in the new Dragonlance novella by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, which gazes into the future of Caramon and his mage-son, and into the dark nether-past of Raistlin. Untold tales of Krynn. Tales of sea monsters, dark elves, ice bears, hideous hydra…

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Kender, Gully Dwarves and Gnomes

Kender, Gully Dwarves and Gnomes

The three adventure-seeking sons of Caramon Majere lose a bet to a flamboyant, magnificently bearded dwarf, and wake up, shanghaied, on an incredible gnomish sailing vessel questing after the legendary Graygem. Who is the mysterious Dougan Redhammer, and what perils are in store for…

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Love and War

Love and War

The legend of Raistlin’s daughter! A strange story that cannot be confirmed, yet it is whispered among the elves of Silvanesti, gossiped about by the kender of Krynn, and told here for the first time by Caramon, the enigmatic mage’s surviving twin. A wondrous new novella journeying into secrets…

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Brothers Majere

Brothers Majere

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Series: Preludes, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Cats are disappearing . . . What happened to them? And why has their disappearance sent the city of Mereklar into a panic? A beautiful noblewoman persuades Raistlin, Caramon, and their kender companion, Earwig Lockpicker, to search for the cats. But what starts out as an intriguing mystery 

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Tanis, the Shadow Years

Tanis, the Shadow Years

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Series: Preludes, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

A Hero’s Secret Journey. The tale is told that Tanis Half-Elven once disappeared in the mountains near Solace. He returned changed, ennobled—and with a secret. No one knew what happened to him in those mist-shrouded peaks . . . until now. The adventure began with a dying wizard who…

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Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

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Series: The Meetings Sextet, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Magic and murder! When Flint Fireforge, dwarf and metalsmith, receives a wondrous summons from the Speaker of the Sun, he journeys to the fabled elven city of Qualinost. There he meets Tanis, a thoughtful youth born of a tragic union beween elf and man. Tanis and Flint, each a misfit in his…

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

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Series: The Meetings Sextet, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Stop, Thief! One spring day Tasslehoff Burrfoot comes to Solace, accidentally pockets a copper bracelet, and (forcibly) makes the acquaintance of Tanis Half-Elven and Flint Fireforge. A simple tale. Except that the fate of the entire race of Dargonesti sea elves hangs in the balance. How…

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The War of the Lance

The War of the Lance

The War Years. . . The world of Krynn is caught in the grips of a terrible war between the minions of Takhisis, Queen of Darkness, and the followers of Paladine and the gods of good. Dragons, both foul and fair, clash in the skies, and a small band of friends who will one day be known as the…

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The Companions

The Companions

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Series: The Meetings Sextet, Book 6
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

Lost at sea! Caramon, Sturm, and Tasslehoff, on an innocent ship’s errand, are blown thousands of miles off course by a magic windstorm and transported to the eastern Bloodsea. Caramon and Sturm are left for dead, while Tasslehoff mysteriously turns against his friends. Back in Solace…

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The Dragons at War

The Dragons at War

Dragons, the true children of Krynn, are power incarnate, and they know it. They come in all guises and forms. Their personalities are as varied as their colors. Their magical abilities are virtually unlimited. And nothing is so terrifying as dragons on the wing. In this collection, a follow-up to the…

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Tales of Uncle Trapspringer

Tales of Uncle Trapspringer

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Series: Adventures in Krynn, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

The most famous and legendary kender of them all finally takes (or borrows) center stage! When Wanderlust overcomes young Trapspringer Fargo, his insatiable drive for adventure propels him along a route that only a kender could map. With curiosity as his only guide, he sets out across…

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The Soulforge

The Soulforge

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Series: The Raistlin Chronicles, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

The Long-Awaited Prequel to the Bestselling Chronicles Trilogy! A mage’s soul is forged in the crucible of magic. Raistlin Majere is six years old when he is introduced to the archmage who enrolls him in a school for the study of magic. There the gifted and talented but tormented boy comes to…

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Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms

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Series: The Raistlin Chronicles, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

The Innocence of Youth Lost in War. In the fiery siege of the city of Hope’s End the young mage Raistlin must leave behind his ideals to save himself and his brother. Yet as Raistlin and Caramon train as mercenaries, far away another soul is forged in the heat of battle. Another path is chosen…

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Dalamar the Dark

Dalamar the Dark

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Series: Classics Series, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

A talent for magic runs like fire through the blood of Dalamar Argent. Yet he is only a servant in the house of an elvish lord, not worthy of the High Art of Sorcery and denied all but the most grudging teaching. As war simmers on the borders of Silvanesti, Dalamar will find a way to learn his art. His…

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Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

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Series: The Lost Chronicles, Book 1
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

As Tanis and Flint seek out a haven in the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, Raistlin is strangely drawn to the haunted fortress known as Skullcap, Sturm seeks the legendary Hammer of Kharas, and Tika embarks on a perilous journey to rescue those she loves from certain death. But it is the…

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Dragons of the Highlord Skies

Dragons of the Highlord Skies

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Series: The Lost Chronicles, Book 2
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

The feared Blue Lady, Kitiara, sets in motion a plot that will take three Solamnic knights to Icereach in search of a dragon orb, and her rival Laurana begins a journey toward destiny when she and Sturm, Flint, and Tasslehoff join the knights in their perilous quest. But it is Kitiara who faces the…

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Dragons of the Hourglass Mage

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage

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Series: The Lost Chronicles, Book 3
Genre: Novels
Tag: Preludes Era

The mage Raistlin Majere has become a Black Robe and, with the dragon orb in his possession, he travels to Neraka to further his quest for power in the service of the Dark Queen. But Raistlin realizes that if Takhisis wins, he will always be her slave. And so he resorts to a dangerous and…

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Raistlin Chronicles Omnibus

Raistlin Chronicles Omnibus

Discover the origins of one of the most intriguing characters in Dragonlance, Raistlin Majere. Before he became a Hero of the Lance, Raistlin Majere forged his magic in the Towers of Wizardry and on the field of war. Raistlin Majere is six years old when he is introduced to the archmage Antimodes…

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Player’s Guide to the Dragonlance Campaign

Player’s Guide to the Dragonlance Campaign

If you have been intrigued by the Dragonlance setting, but have felt intimidated by the sheer amount of information it comprises, this is the book for you. This book will not baffle you with “game jargon.” It presents the world of Krynn in a manner you are sure to find entertaining and informative…

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War of the Lance

War of the Lance

The Epic Adventure Begins… The War of the Lance is an era in which ancient legends come to life, when ordinary people become heroes during extraordinary times, and when dragons battle for control of the world. Ancient ruins and mighty cities may hold the answers to thwart the will of…

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Tasslehoff’s Map Pouch: The War of the Lance

Tasslehoff’s Map Pouch: The War of the Lance

This collection of Dragonlance maps covers the Fourth Age of Krynn and the War of the Lance. Wander the winding streets and chaotic confusion of Kendermore. Walk inside the vallenwood branches of the Inn of the Last Home. Follow the footsteps of the archmage Raistlin in the 

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Classics, Volume 1 TPB

Classics, Volume 1 TPB

Open the door to the magical world of Krynn, where the evil Dragonlords rule… but not without opposition from the mighty champions. Among their number is Sturm, steadfast Knight of Solamnia, veteran of the War of the Lance, and sworn enemy of the tyrants of Krynn. Collects issues #1–8 of…

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