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Dragonlance Books in Order

With more than 200 books, not including the gaming guides and sourcebooks, reading the Dragonlance books in order can be an overwhelming endeavour. However, if you’re eager to experience this world for yourself, you’ve come to the right place.

This ultimate guide has compiled all of the books set within this universe into publication order, order by series, and order by era, so you can decide the best way to read the Dragonlance books in order for yourself.

What are the Dragonlance books?

The Dragonlance books are set within the sprawling shared universe of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The first books were written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, but since the inception of the original Chronicles in 1984 many other authors have taken up the helm to expand the Dragonlance universe.

The books written by Weis and Hickman have sold more than 30 million copies, making it the second highest selling Dungeons & Dragons writing endeavour. The highest selling series is the Legend of Drizzt by R.A. Salvatore.

As well, a new trilogy is forthcoming from Weis and Hickman. The first book by the pair in more than a decade, Dragons of Deceit will be the first book in the Destinies trilogy and the expected publication is August 9, 2022.

The books are set within the magical world of Krynn — a world of magic, humans, monsters, and quests. These epic high fantasy books are written in the third perspective and are generally classified as young adult, although there are adaptations for a younger audience as well.

The books also span multiple eras, but the original trilogy begins after the Cataclysm as creatures thought once only of legend return to Krynn: Dragons. But as the dragons arrive Krynn loses the favour of the old gods and with their departure the loss of all healing magic.

As the threat of war looms, two lifelong friends will come back together for an adventure that will change their lives and their future. Then, in Dragons of Autumn Twilight, an ability is discovered that has been lost since the Cataclysm.

Within this sprawling universe there are numerous series following different characters, allowing readers to glimpse more of the world. It also means there are a few different ways you can read the Dragonlance books in order.

Where should you begin reading the Dragonlance books in order?

Before we dive into the full lists of the Dragonlance books in order, there is a very clear place you should begin reading, and that is with the original trilogy and its sequel.

These books are lovingly referred to as “The Holy Six” by the fandom and set up the world for you to best experience it. All books published after these six were written with them in mind as the foundation, so you should absolutely read these books first.

After you have established a foundation by reading “The Holy Six,” there are then three clear paths you can take to continue with the series. In order of publication if you’re feeling very ambitious, in order of series for a straightforward method, or — the most approachable way to read the Dragonlance books in order — by era.

There is also a fourth way that you could choose to read this series. That is, of course, to read the books in whatever order you desire.

However, it is recommended that you read the core books from each era before stepping off the well-worn path by choosing the books that interest you the most.

With the number of books set within this world it can be a little intimidating to approach it head on, especially if you don’t want to accidentally spoil anything for yourself, so we’ve compiled all the Dragonlance books into the three reading order lists below.

“The Holy Six”

Regardless of whether you choose to read the Dragonlance books in order of publication, series, or era, it is still critical to begin with “The Holy Six.”

These books will set up the universe and its lore and act as the perfect foundation for your Dragonlance reading journey.

All six books below were written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. The two authors subsequently published Dragons of Summer Flame in 1995, which can act as a sequel to Dragons of Spring Dawning, the original conclusion to the Chronicles trilogy; however, we have slotted that book into The Second Generation series.

Original Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy

  1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight (1984)
  2. Dragons of Winter Night (1985)
  3. Dragons of Spring Dawning (1985)

Legends Trilogy

  1. Time of the Twins (1986)
  2. War of the Twins (1986)
  3. Test of the Twins (1986)

#1 – Dragonlance Books in Order of Publication

Now that you know where you should absolutely begin your Dragonlance reading journey, let’s get into the options you have for continuing on with the series.

First is the Dragonlance books in order of publication. This is how so many fans enjoyed the series initially and is the ultimate way to read the books without reading potential spoilers.

However, reading the Dragonlance books in this order will break up series as the pace of publication picks up, and therefore feel a bit jumpy and disruptive.

This list does not contain the gaming books and guides if you’re wishing to create a D&D campaign set within the Dragonlance universe. However, it does include all other books that have been published since the inception of Dragonlance.

  1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (1984)
  2. Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (1985)
  3. Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (1985)
  4. Time of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (1986)
  5. War of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (1986)
  6. Test of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (1986)
  7. The Magic of Krynn by Various Authors (1987)
  8. Kender, Gully Dwarves and Gnomes by Various Authors (1987)
  9. Love and War by Various Authors (1987)
  10. The Legend of Huma by Richard A. Knaak (1988)
  11. Stormblade by Nancy Varian Berberick (1988)
  12. Weasel’s Luck by Michael Williams (1989)
  13. Darkness & Light by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (1989)
  14. Kendermore by Mary Kirchoff (1989)
  15. Brothers Majere by Kevin T. Stein (1990)
  16. Riverwind the Plainsman by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (1990)
  17. Flint the King by Douglas Niles and Mary Kirchoff (1990)
  18. Kaz the Minotaur by Richard A. Knaak (1990)
  19. The Gates of Thorbardin by Dan Parkinson (1990)
  20. Tanis The Shadow Years by Barbara Siegel and Scott Siegel (1990)
  21. Galen Beknighted by Michael Williams (1990)
  22. Firstborn by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (1991)
  23. Kindred Spirits by Mark Anthony and Ellen Porath (1991)
  24. The Kinslayer Wars by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (1991)
  25. Wanderlust by Mary Kirchoff and Steve Winter (1991)
  26. The Qualinesti by Douglas Niles (1991)
  27. Knight of the Black Rose by James Lowder (1991)
  28. Dark Heart by Tina Daniell (1992)
  29. The Reign of Istar by Various Authors (1992)
  30. The Oath and the Measure by Michael Williams (1992)
  31. The Cataclysm by Various Authors (1992)
  32. Steel and Stone by Ellen Porath (1992)
  33. The War of the Lance by Various Authors (1992)
  34. The Companions by Tina Daniell (1993)
  35. The Covenant of the Forge by Dan Parkinson (1993)
  36. Before the Mask by Michael Williams and Teri Williams (1993)
  37. Hammer and Axe by Dan Parkinson (1993)
  38. The Black Wing by Mark Kirchoff (1993)
  39. Emperor of Ansalon by Douglas Niles (1993)
  40. The Swordsheath Scroll by Dan Parkinson (1993)
  41. Hederick the Theocrat by Ellen Dodge Severson (1994)
  42. The Second Generation by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (1994)
  43. The Dragons of Krynn by Various Authors (1994)
  44. Night of the Eye by Mary Kirchoff (1994)
  45. Lord Toede by Jeff Grubb (1994)
  46. The Medusa Plague by Mary Kirchoff (1994)
  47. The Dark Queen by Michael Williams and Teri Williams (1994)
  48. The Kagonesti by Douglas Niles (1995)
  49. Knights of the Crown by Roland Green (1995)
  50. The Irda by Linda P. Baker (1995)
  51. Maquesta Kar-Thon by Jean Rabe and Tina Daniell (1995)
  52. The Seventh Sentinel by Mary Kirchoff (1995)
  53. The Dargonesti by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (1995)
  54. Knights of the Sword by Roland Green (1995)
  55. Dragons of Summer Flame by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (1995)
  56. Land of the Minotaurs by Richard A. Knaak (1996)
  57. The Dragons at War by Various Authors (1996)
  58. The Gully Dwarves by Dan Parkinson (1996)
  59. Murder in Tarsis by John Maddox Roberts (1996)
  60. Knights of the Rose by Roland Green (1996)
  61. The Dawning of a New Age by Jean Rabe (1996)
  62. The Dragons by Douglas Niles (1996)
  63. The Doom Brigade by Don Perrin and Margaret Weis (1996)
  64. The Dragons of Chaos by Various Authors (1996)
  65. Theros Ironfeld by Don Perrin (1996)
  66. Lord Soth by Edo Van Belkom (1996)
  67. The Wayward Knights by Roland Green (1997)
  68. Vinas Solamnus by J. Robert King (1997)
  69. Fistandantilus Reborn by Douglas Niles (1997)
  70. The Day of the Tempest by Jean Rabe (1997)
  71. The Soulforge by Margaret Weis (1998)
  72. The Eve of the Maelstrom by Jean Rabe (1998)
  73. Tales of Uncle Trapspringer by Dixie Lee McKeone (1997)
  74. Relics and Omens by Various Authors (1998)
  75. The Last Thane by Douglas Niles (1998)
  76. Spirit of the Wind by Chris Pierson (1998)
  77. Tears of the Night Sky by Linda P. Baker and Nancy Varian Berberick (1998)
  78. Legacy of Steel by Mary Herbert (1998)
  79. The Silver Stair by Jean Rabe (1999)
  80. The Puppet King by Douglas Niles (1999)
  81. Spectre of the Black Rose by James Lowder and Voronica Whitney Robinson (1999)
  82. The Rose and the Skull by Jeff Crook (1999)
  83. Reavers of the Blood Sea by Richard A. Knaak (1999)
  84. Dezra’s Quest by Chris Pierson (1999)
  85. The Odyssey of Gilthanas by Various Authors (1999)
  86. Brothers in Arms by Don Perrin and Margaret Weis (1999)
  87. The Siege of Mt. Nevermind by Fergus Ryan (1999)
  88. Heroes and Fools by Various Authors (1999)
  89. Dalamar the Dark by Nancy Varian Berberick (2000)
  90. The Best of Tales: Volume 1 (2000)
  91. Dragons of a Fallen Sun by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2000)
  92. Rebels and Tyrants by Various Authors (2000)
  93. Downfall by Jean Rabe (2000)
  94. The Clandestine Circle by Mary Herbert (2000)
  95. The Citadel by Richard A. Knaak (2000)
  96. Children of the Plains by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Clark (2000)
  97. Bertrem’s Guide to the Age of Mortals by Various Authors (2000)
  98. Draconian Measures by Don Perrin and Margaret Weis (2000)
  99. The Thieves’ Guild by Jeff Crook (2000)
  100. The Messenger by Douglas Niles (2001)
  101. The Inheritance by Nancy Varian Berberick (2001)
  102. Dragons of a Lost Star by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2001)
  103. Betrayal by Jean Rabe (2001)
  104. Dragon’s Bluff by Mary Herbert (2001)
  105. Brother of the Dragon by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Clark (2001)
  106. Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls, Vol. 1 by Various Authors (2001)
  107. The Search for Magic by Various Authors (2001)
  108. Chosen of the Gods by Chris Pierson (2001)
  109. Conundrum by Jeff Crook (2001)
  110. The Best of Tales: Volume 2 by Various Authors (2002)
  111. The Golden Orb by Douglas Niles (2002)
  112. Sister of the Sword by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Clark (2002)
  113. Dragons of a Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2002)
  114. Redemption by Jean Rabe (2002)
  115. The Lioness by Nancy Varian Berberick (2002)
  116. Divine Hammer by Chris Pierson (2002)
  117. Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls, Vol. 2 by Various Authors (2002)
  118. The Dragon Isles by Stephen D. Sullivan (2002)
  119. Winterheim by Douglas Niles (2003)
  120. The Players of Gilean by Various Authors (2003)
  121. A Warrior’s Journey by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2003)
  122. Night of Blood by Richard A. Knaak (2003)
  123. A Rumor of Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2003)
  124. Night of the Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2003)
  125. The Middle of Nowhere by Paul B. Thompson (2003)
  126. City of the Lost by Mary Herbert (2003)
  127. The Nightmare Lands by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2003)
  128. To the Gates of Palanthas by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2003)
  129. Dark Thane by Jeff Crook (2003)
  130. Sacred Fire by Chris Pierson (2003)
  131. Hope’s Flame by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2004)
  132. The Wizard’s Fate by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2004)
  133. A Dawn of Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2004)
  134. Tides of Blood by Richard A. Knaak (2004)
  135. The Search for Power by Various Authors (2004)
  136. Temple of the Dragonslayer by Tim Waggoner (2004)
  137. Prisoner of Haven by Nancy Varian Berberick (2004)
  138. Wizards’ Conclave by Douglas Niles (2004)
  139. The Dying Kingdom by Stephen D. Sullivan (2004)
  140. Flight of the Fallen by Mary Herbert (2004)
  141. The Dragon Well by Dan Willis (2004)
  142. Amber and Ashes by Margaret Weis (2004)
  143. The Lake of Death by Jean Rabe (2004)
  144. Return of the Sorceress by Tim Waggoner (2004)
  145. Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis and Hickman by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2004)
  146. A Hero’s Justice by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2004)
  147. Dragon Sword by Ree Soesbee (2005)
  148. Return of the Exile by Mary Herbert (2005)
  149. Lord of the Rose by Douglas Niles (2005)
  150. Dragon Day by Steven “Stan!” Brown (2005)
  151. Blades of the Tiger by Chris Pierson (2005)
  152. Dragon Knight by Dan Willis (2005)
  153. Empire of Blood by Richard A. Knaak (2005)
  154. Dragon Spell by Jeff Sampson (2005)
  155. Amber and Iron by Margaret Weis (2005)
  156. Wizard’s Curse by Christina Woods (2005)
  157. Sanctuary by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2005)
  158. Crown of Thieves by Ree Soesbee (2005)
  159. Saving Solace by Douglas W. Clark (2006)
  160. Wizard’s Betrayal by Jeff Sampson (2006)
  161. The Crystal Chalice by Ree Soesbee (2006)
  162. Trail of the Black Wyrm by Chris Pierson (2006)
  163. Wizard’s Return by Dan Willis (2006)
  164. Warrior’s Heart by Stephen D. Sullivan (2006)
  165. The Crown and the Sword by Douglas Niles (2006)
  166. Dragons: Worlds Afire by Various Authors (2006)
  167. City of Fortune by Ree Soesbee (2006)
  168. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2006)
  169. The Alien Sea by Lucien Soulban (2006)
  170. The Wayward Wizard by Jeff Sampson (2006)
  171. A Practical Guide to Dragons by Lisa Trumbauer (2006)
  172. Alliances by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2006)
  173. Pillar of Flame by Ree Soesbee (2007)
  174. The Measure and the Truth by Douglas Niles (2007)
  175. The Ebony Eye by Jeff Sampson (2007)
  176. The Great White Wyrm by Peter Archer (2007)
  177. Dragons of Time by Various Authors (2007)
  178. Warrior’s Blood by Stephen D. Sullivan (2007)
  179. Shadow of the Flame by Chris Pierson (2007)
  180. Queen of the Sea by Ree Soesbee (2007)
  181. Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2007)
  182. The Rebellion by Jean Rabe (2007)
  183. The Stolen Sun by Jeff Sampson (2007)
  184. Destiny by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2007)
  185. Protecting Palanthas by Douglas W. Clark (2007)
  186. Warrior’s Bones by Stephen D. Sullivan (2007)
  187. The Secret of Pax Tharkas by Douglas Niles (2007)
  188. The Black Talon by Richard A. Knaak (2007)
  189. Red Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham (2008)
  190. The Sellsword by Cam Banks (2008)
  191. Tempest’s Vow by Ree Soesbee (2008)
  192. Amber and Blood by Margaret Weis (2008)
  193. Bronze Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham (2008)
  194. Death March by Jean Rabe (2008)
  195. A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding by Lisa Trumbauer (2008)
  196. Black Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham (2008)
  197. The Heir of Kayolin by Douglas Niles (2008)
  198. The Survivors by Dan Willis (2008)
  199. The Fire Rose by Richard A. Knaak (2008)
  200. Brass Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham (2009)
  201. Renegade Wizards by Lucien Soulban (2009)
  202. The Forest King by Paul B. Thompson (2009)
  203. Green Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham (2009)
  204. Dragons of the Hourglass Mage by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (2009)
  205. Silver Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham (2009)
  206. Goblin Nation by Jean Rabe (2009)
  207. The Gargoyle King by Richard A. Knaak (2009)
  208. The Fate of Thorbardin by Douglas Niles (2010)
  209. Gold Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham (2010)
  210. Dragons of Deceit by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Expected publication: August 2, 2022)

#2 – Dragonlance Books in Order of Series

The second way you can read the Dragonlance books in order is to read the books by series. This is the most straightforward way to read the books, although still quite a large endeavour with more than 50 series in the Dragonlance universe.

In this list the series are organized by the publication date of the first book in the series. Reading the Dragonlance books in this order will bring organization to your reading journey; however, reading the books in this order will jump around between eras.

Original Chronicles Trilogy

  1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  2. Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  3. Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Legends Trilogy

  1. Time of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  2. War of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  3. Test of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Tales Series

  1. The Magic of Krynn by Various Authors
  2. Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes by Various Authors
  3. Love and War by Various Authors
  4. The Reign of Istar by Various Authors
  5. The Cataclysm by Various Authors
  6. The War of the Lance by Various Authors
  7. The Best of Tales: Volume 1 by Various Authors
  8. The Best of Tales: Volume 2 by Various Authors

Heroes Series

  1. The Legend of Huma by Richard A. Knaack
  2. Stormblade by Nancy Varian Berberick
  3. Weasel’s Luck by Michael Williams
  4. Kaz the Minotaur by Richard A. Knaak
  5. The Gates of Thorbardin by Dan Parkinson
  6. Galen Beknighted by Michael Williams

Elven Nations Series

  1. Firstborn by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  2. The Kinslayer Wars by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  3. The Qualinesti by Douglas Niles

The Terror of Lord Soth Series

  1. Knight of the Black Rose by James Lowder
  2. Spectre of the Black Rose by James Lowder and Voronica Whitney Robinson

Dwarven Nations Trilogy

  1. The Covenant of the Forge by Dan Parkinson
  2. Hammer and Axe by Dan Parkinson
  3. The Swordsheath Scroll by Dan Parkinson

Villians Series

  1. Before the Mask by Michael Williams and Teri Williams
  2. The Black Wing by Mark Kirchoff
  3. Emperor of Ansalon by Douglas Niles
  4. Hederick the Theocrat by Ellen Dodge Severson
  5. Lord Toede by Jeff Grubb
  6. The Dark Queen by Michael Williams and Teri Williams

Dragons Anthologies

  1. The Dragons of Krynn by Various Authors
  2. The Dragons at War by Various Authors
  3. The Dragons of Chaos by Various Authors
  4. Dragons of Time by Various Authors
  5. Dragons: Worlds Afire by Various Authors

The Second Generation Series

  1. The Second Generation by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  2. Dragons of Summer Flame by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Lost Histories Series

  1. The Kagonesti by Douglas Niles
  2. The Irda by Linda P. Baker
  3. The Dargonesti by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  4. Land of the Minotaurs by Richard A. Knaak
  5. The Gully Dwarves by Dan Parkinson
  6. The Dragons by Douglas Niles

Kang’s Regiment Series

  1. The Doom Brigade by Don Perrin and Margaret Weis
  2. Draconian Measures by Don Perrin and Margaret Weis

Dragonlance Classics Series

  1. Murder in Tarsis by John Maddox Roberts
  2. Dalamar the Dark by Nancy Varian Berberick
  3. The Citadel by Richard A. Knaak
  4. The Inheritance by Nancy Varian Berberick

Dragons of a New Age Trilogy

  1. The Dawning of a New Age by Jean Rabe
  2. The Day of the Tempest by Jean Rabe
  3. The Eve of the Maelstrom by Jean Rabe

Lost Legends Series

  1. Vinas Solamnus by J. Robert King
  2. Fistandantilus Reborn by Douglas Niles

Raistlin Chronicles

  1. The Soulforge by Margaret Weis
  2. Brothers in Arms by Don Perrin and Margaret Weis

Tales of the Fifth Age Series

  1. Relics and Omens by Various Authors
  2. Heroes and Fools by Various Authors
  3. Rebels and Tyrants by Various Authors

Chaos War Series

  1. The Last Thane by Douglas Niles
  2. Tears of the Night Sky by Linda P. Baker and Nancy Varian Berberick
  3. The Puppet King by Douglas Niles
  4. Reavers of the Blood Sea by Richard A. Knaak
  5. The Siege of Mt. Nevermind by Fergus Ryan

Bridges of Time Series

  1. Spirit of the Wind by Chris Pierson
  2. Legacy of Steel by Mary Herbert
  3. The Silver Stair by Jean Rabe
  4. The Rose and the Skull by Jeff Crook
  5. Dezra’s Quest by Chris Pierson

Dragonlance Reader’s Companion

  1. The Odyssey of Gilthanas by Various Authors

The War of Souls Trilogy

  1. Dragons of a Fallen Sun by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  2. Dragons of a Lost Star by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  3. Dragons of a Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Crossroads Series

  1. The Clandestine Circle by Mary Herbert
  2. The Thieves’ Guild by Jeff Crook
  3. Dragon’s Bluff by Mary Herbert
  4. The Dragon Isles by Stephen D. Sullivan
  5. The Middle of Nowhere by Paul B. Thompson

Bertrem’s Guides

  1. Bertrem’s Guide to the Age of Mortals by Various Authors
  2. Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls, Volume 1 by Various Authors
  3. Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls, Volume 2 by Various Authors

Dhamon Saga

  1. Downfall by Jean Rabe
  2. Betrayal by Jean Rabe
  3. Redemption by Jean Rabe

Tales From The War of Souls Anthologies

  1. The Search for Magic by Various Authors
  2. The Players of Gilean by Various Authors
  3. The Search for Power by Various Authors
  4. Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis and Hickman by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Kingpriest Trilogy

  1. Chosen of the Gods by Chris Pierson
  2. Divine Hammer by Chris Pierson
  3. Sacred Fire by Chris Pierson

The Age of Mortals Series

  1. Conundrum by Jeff Crook
  2. The Lioness by Nancy Varian Berberick
  3. Dark Thane by Jeff Crook
  4. Prisoner of Haven by Nancy Varian Berberick
  5. Wizards’ Conclave by Douglas Niles
  6. The Lake of Death by Jean Rabe

The Linsha Trilogy

  1. City of the Lost by Mary Herbert
  2. Flight of the Fallen by Mary Herbert
  3. Return of the Exile by Mary Herbert

The Minotaur Wars Trilogy

  1. Night of Blood by Richard A. Knaak
  2. Tides of Blood by Richard A. Knaak
  3. Empire of Blood by Richard A. Knaak

The Dark Disciple Trilogy

  1. Amber and Ashes by Margaret Weis
  2. Amber and Iron by Margaret Weis
  3. Amber and Blood by Margaret Weis

The Taladas Chronicles

  1. Blades of the Tiger by Chris Pierson
  2. Trail of the Black Wyrm by Chris Pierson
  3. Shadow of the Flame by Chris Pierson

Ogre Titans Trilogy

  1. The Black Talon by Richard A. Knaak
  2. The Fire Rose by Richard A. Knaak
  3. The Gargoyle King by Richard A. Knaak

The Stonetellers Trilogy

  1. The Rebellion by Jean Rabe
  2. Death March by Jean Rabe
  3. Goblin Nation by Jean Rabe

Tracy Hickman Presents The Anvil of Time Series

  1. The Sellsword by Cam Banks
  2. The Survivors by Dan Willis
  3. Renegade Wizards by Lucien Soulban
  4. The Forest King by Paul B. Thompson

The Warriors Series

  1. Knights of the Crown by Roland Green
  2. Maquesta Kar-Thon by Jean Rabe and Tine Daniell
  3. Knights of the Sword by Roland Green
  4. Theros Ironfeld by Don Perrin
  5. Knights of the Rose by Roland Green
  6. Lord Soth by Edo Van Belkom
  7. The Wayward Knights by Roland Green

Preludes Series

  1. Darkness & Light by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  2. Kendermore by Mary Kirchoff
  3. Brothers Majere by Kevin T. Stein
  4. Riverwind the Plainsman by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  5. Flint the King by Douglas Niles and Mary Kirchoff
  6. Tanis The Shadow Years by Barbara Siegel and Scott Siegel

Meetings Sextet Series

  1. Kindred Spirits by Mark Anthony and Ellen Porath
  2. Wanderlust by Mary Kirchoff and Steve Winter
  3. Dark Heart by Tina Daniell
  4. The Oath and the Measure by Michael Williams
  5. Steel and Stone by Ellen Porath
  6. The Companions by Tina Daniell

Defenders of Magic Trilogy

  1. Night of the Eye by Mary Kirchoff
  2. The Medusa Plague by Mary Kirchoff
  3. The Seventh Sentinel by Mary Kirchoff

Adventures in Krynn

  1. Tales of Uncle Trapspringer by Dixie Lee McKeone

Barbarians Trilogy

  1. Children of the Plains by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  2. Brother of the Dragon by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  3. Sister of the Sword by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook

Icewall Trilogy

  1. The Messenger by Douglas Niles
  2. The Golden Orb by Douglas Niles
  3. Winterheim by Douglas Niles

Ergoth Trilogy

  1. A Warrior’s Journey by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  2. The Wizard’s Fate by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  3. A Hero’s Justice by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook

Elven Exiles Trilogy

  1. Sanctuary by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  2. Alliances by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook
  3. Destiny by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook

Rise of Solamnia Trilogy

  1. Lord of the Rose by Douglas Niles
  2. The Crown and the Sword by Douglas Niles
  3. The Measure and the Truth by Douglas Niles

Champions Series

  1. Saving Solace by Douglas W. Clark
  2. The Alien Sea by Lucien Soulban
  3. The Great White Wyrm by Peter Archer
  4. Protecting Palanthas by Douglas W. Clark

Lost Chronicles Trilogy

  1. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  2. Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  3. Dragons of the Hourglass Mage by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Dwarf Home Trilogy

  1. The Secret of Pax Tharkas by Douglas Niles
  2. The Heir of Kayolin by Douglas Niles
  3. The Fate of Thorbardin by Douglas Niles

Chronicles Young Reader Series

  1. A Rumor of Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  2. Night of the Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  3. The Nightmare Lands by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  4. To the Gates of Palanthas by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  5. Hope’s Flame by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  6. A Dawn of Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

The New Adventures Series

  1. Temple of the Dragonslayer by Tim Waggoner
  2. The Dying Kingdom by Stephen D. Sullivan
  3. The Dragon Well by Dan Willis
  4. Return of the Sorceress by Tim Waggoner
  5. Dragon Sword by Ree Soesbee
  6. Dragon Day by Steven “Stan!” Brown
  7. Dragon Knight by Dan Willis
  8. Dragon Spell by Jeff Sampson

Trinistyr Trilogy

  1. Wizard’s Curse by Christina Woods
  2. Wizard’s Betrayal by Jeff Sampson
  3. Wizard’s Return by Dan Willis

Elidor Trilogy

  1. Crown of Thieves by Ree Soesbee
  2. The Crystal Chalice by Ree Soesbee
  3. City of Fortune by Ree Soesbee

Goodlund Trilogy

  1. Warrior’s Heart by Stephen D. Sullivan
  2. Warrior’s Blood by Stephen D. Sullivan
  3. Warrior’s Bones by Stephen D. Sullivan

Suncatcher Trilogy

  1. The Wayward Wizard by Jeff Sampson
  2. The Ebony Eye by Jeff Sampson
  3. The Stolen Sun by Jeff Sampson

A Practical Guide to Dragons Series

  1. A Practical Guide to Dragons by Lisa Trumbauer
  2. Red Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  3. Bronze Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  4. Black Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  5. A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding by Lisa Trumbauer
  6. Brass Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  7. Green Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  8. Silver Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  9. Gold Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham

Elements Trilogy

  1. Pillar of Flame by Ree Soesbee
  2. Queen of the Sea by Ree Soesbee
  3. Tempest’s Vow by Ree Soesbee

Destinies Trilogy

  1. Dragons of Deceit by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Expected publication: August 2, 2022)

#3 – Dragonlance Books in Order of Era

Finally, you can read the Dragonlance books in order of era.

The books are organized into four distinct eras: Historical, Classical, Fifth Age, and Age of Mortals. Within each era the books are split into the core books and the supplemental books. The core books feature the most important books of that era and the supplemental books dive a little bit deeper into the time period.

If you are reading the Dragonlance books for the first time, you should begin with the core books from the Classic Era. If you read these books first before moving to the core books from the other eras, this will provide you with a thorough understanding of the Dragonlance universe. You can then choose to read more widely depending on what series or characters interest you the most.

As well, in the lists below, the year in which the books take place has been included when it is available. There are three distinct classifications with the Dragonlance universe: PC stands for Pre-Cataclysm, AC stands for Alt-Cataclysm, and SC stand for Second Cataclysm. You will note that many series feature books from across the timeline.

Historical Era

The Historical Era books span from about 9,000 PC to about 350 AC, which is about the start of the War of the Lance and ushers in the Classic Era. Books from the Historical Era can be read in almost any order as they are all backstory for the Dragonlance universe. However, these should not be read before you read “The Holy Six.”

Core Novels

Heroes Series

  1. The Legend of Huma by Richard A. Knaak (1,020 PC)
  2. Stormblade by Nancy Varian Berberick (348 AC)
  3. Weasel’s Luck by Michael Williams (228 AC)
  4. Kaz the Minotaur by Richard A. Knaak (1,013 PC)
  5. The Gates of Thorbardin by Dan Parkinson (339 AC)
  6. Galen Beknighted by Michael Williams (231 AC)

Kingpriest Trilogy

  1. Chosen of the Gods by Chris Pierson (40 PC)
  2. Divine Hammer by Chris Pierson (20 PC)
  3. Sacred Fire by Chris Pierson (1 PC)

Supplemental Novels

Barbarians Trilogy

  1. Children of the Plains by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (4,017 PC)
  2. Brother of the Dragon by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (3,995 PC)
  3. Sister of the Sword by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (3,995 PC)

Dwarven Nations Trilogy

  1. The Covenant of the Forge by Dan Parkinson (2,692 PC)
  2. Hammer and Axe by Dan Parkinson (2,596 PC)
  3. The Swordsheath Scroll by Dan Parkinson (2,230 PC)

Elven Nations Series

  1. Firstborn by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2,308 PC)
  2. The Kinslayer Wars by Douglas Niles (2,192 PC)
  3. The Qualinesti by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2,072 PC)

Ergoth Trilogy

  1. A Warrior’s Journey by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2,421 PC)
  2. The Wizard’s Fate by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2,401 PC)
  3. A Hero’s Justice by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (2,395 PC)

Icewall Trilogy

  1. The Messenger by Douglas Niles (553 PC)
  2. The Golden Orb by Douglas Niles (545 PC)
  3. Winterheim by Douglas Niles (545 PC)

Lost Histories Series

  1. The Kagonesti by Douglas Niles (3,811 PC)
  2. The Irda by Linda P. Baker (6,320 PC)
  3. The Dargonesti by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (1,793 PC)
  4. Land of the Minotaurs by Richard A. Knaak (1,010 PC)
  5. The Gully Dwarves by Dan Parkinson (352 AC)
  6. The Dragons by Douglas Niles (8,500 PC)

Lost Legends Series

  1. Vinas Solamnus by J. Robert King (1,817 PC)
  2. Fistandantilus Reborn by Douglas Niles (1 PC)

Tracy Hickman Presents The Anvil of Time Series

  1. The Sellsword by Cam Banks (357 AC)
  2. The Survivors by Dan Willis (1 AC)
  3. Renegade Wizards by Lucien Soulban
  4. The Forest King by Paul B. Thompson (2,750 PC)

The Warriors Series

  1. Knights of the Crown by Roland Green (181 PC)
  2. Maquesta Kar-Thon by Jean Rabe and Tina Daniell (344 AC)
  3. Knights of the Sword by Roland Green (171 PC)
  4. Theros Ironfeld by Don Perrin (324 AC)
  5. Knights of the Rose by Roland Green (161 PC)
  6. Lord Soth by Edo Van Belkom (1 PC)
  7. The Wayward Knights by Roland Green (159 PC)

Classic Era

If you’ve cautiously been reading on, we’ll reiterate once more that this is where your Dragonlance reading journey should begin. The Core books from the Classic Era feature the original Chronicles trilogy and the books the came next.

You should read the Chronicles trilogy and the Legends trilogy first, which compose “The Holy Six,” before moving onto the other books in this list. Reading the Core books from the Classic Era will provide a very thorough foundation for the other books within the Dragonlance universe.

In addition to featuring the books that began this universe, the other books from this era flesh out the events of the War of the Lance.

It is not yet known where the new Destinies trilogy will slot into the overall timeline of the Dragonlance books in order. While it is likely that at least part of it will take place in the Classic Era with the inclusion of time travel in the first book, we have omitted it from the list of books by era for that reason.

Core Novels

Original Chronicles Trilogy

  1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (351 AC)
  2. Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (352 AC)
  3. Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (352 AC)

Legends Trilogy

  1. Time of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (356 AC)
  2. War of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (39 AC)
  3. Test of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (357 AC)

Lost Chronicles Trilogy

  1. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (351 AC)
  2. Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (351 AC)
  3. Dragons of the Hourglass Mage by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (352 AC)

The Second Generation Series

  1. The Second Generation by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (378 AC)
  2. Dragons of Summer Flame by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (383 AC)

Supplemental Novels

Adventures in Krynn

  1. Tales of Uncle Trapspringer by Dixie Lee McKeone (338 AC)

Chaos War Series

  1. The Last Thane by Douglas Niles (383 AC)
  2. Tears of the Night Sky by Linda P. Baker and Nancy Varian Berberick (383 AC)
  3. The Puppet King by Douglas Niles (382 AC)
  4. Reavers of the Blood Sea by Richard A. Knaak (383 AC)
  5. The Siege of Mt. Nevermind by Fergus Ryan (383 AC)

Dragonlance Classics Series

  1. Murder in Tarsis by John Maddox Roberts (371 AC)
  2. Dalamar the Dark by Nancy Varian Berberick (349 AC)
  3. The Citadel by Richard A. Knaak (353 AC)
  4. The Inheritance by Nancy Varian Berberick (248 AC)

Defenders of Magic Trilogy

  1. Night of the Eye by Mary Kirchoff (339 AC)
  2. The Medusa Plague by Mary Kirchoff (345 AC)
  3. The Seventh Sentinel by Mary Kirchoff (348 AC)

Dragon Anthologies

  1. The Dragons of Krynn by Various Authors
  2. The Dragons at War by Various Authors
  3. The Dragons of Chaos by Various Authors
  4. Dragons of Time by Various Authors
  5. Dragons: Worlds Afire by Various Authors

Meetings Sextet Series

  1. Kindred Spirits by Mark Anthony and Ellen Porath (249 AC)
  2. Wanderlust by Mary Kirchoff and Steve Winter (334 AC)
  3. Dark Heart by Tina Daniell (325 AC)
  4. The Oath and the Measure by Michael Williams (339 AC)
  5. Steel and Stone by Ellen Porath (343 AC)
  6. The Companions by Tina Daniell (345 AC)

Preludes Series

  1. Darkness & Light by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (346 AC)
  2. Kendermore by Mary Kirchoff (346 AC)
  3. Brothers Majere by Kevin T. Stein (348 AC)
  4. Riverwind the Plainsman by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (350 AC)
  5. Flint the King by Douglas Niles and Mary Kirchoff (346 AC)
  6. Tanis The Shadow Years by Barbara Siegel and Scott Siegel (346 AC)

Raistlin Chronicles

  1. The Soulforge by Margaret Weis (331 AC)
  2. Brothers in Arms by Don Perrin and Margaret Weis (346 AC)

Dragonlance Reader’s Companion

  1. The Odyssey of Gilthanas by Various Authors (394 AC / 11 SC)

Tales Series

  1. The Magic of Krynn by Various Authors (381 AC)
  2. Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes by Various Authors (381 AC)
  3. Love and War by Various Authors (346 AC)
  4. The Reign of Istar by Various Authors (1 AC)
  5. The Cataclysm by Various Authors (1 AC)
  6. The War of the Lance by Various Authors (363 AC)
  7. The Best of Tales: Volume 1 by Various Authors
  8. The Best of Tales: Volume 2 by Various Authors

Villians Series

  1. Before the Mask by Michael Williams and Teri Williams (313 AC)
  2. The Black Wing by Mark Kirchoff (325 AC)
  3. Emperor of Ansalon by Douglas Niles (332 AC)
  4. Hederick the Theocrat by Ellen Dodge Severson (292 AC)
  5. Lord Toede by Jeff Grubb (352 AC)
  6. The Dark Queen by Michael Williams and Teri Williams (5 PC)

The Terror of Lord Soth Series

  1. Knight of the Black Rose by James Lowder
  2. Spectre of the Black Rose by James Lowder and Voronica Whitney Robinson

Fifth Age Era

The next era is the Fifth Age which begins with the Dragons of a New Age trilogy as the events during 383 AC ushered in a new era. The era of the Fifth Age features Dragon Overlords, the Dragon Purge, and the search for magic.

Core Novels

Dragons of a New Age Trilogy

  1. The Dawning of a New Age by Jean Rabe (384 AC / 1 SC)
  2. The Day of the Tempest by Jean Rabe (414 AC / 31 SC)
  3. The Eve of the Maelstrom by Jean Rabe (416 AC / 33 SC)

Dhamon Saga

  1. Downfall by Jean Rabe (417 AC / 34 AC)
  2. Betrayal by Jean Rabe (418 AC / 35 SC)
  3. Redemption by Jean Rabe (418 AC / 35 AC)

Supplemental Novels

Bridges of Time Series

  1. Spirit of the Wind by Chris Pierson (385 AC / 2 SC)
  2. Legacy of Steel by Mary Herbert (387 AC / 4 SC)
  3. The Silver Stair by Jean Rabe (391 AC / 8 SC)
  4. The Rose and the Skull by Jeff Crook (392 AC / 9 SC)
  5. Dezra’s Quest by Chris Pierson (393 AC / 10 SC)

Crossroads Series

  1. The Clandestine Circle by Mary Herbert (419 AC / 36 SC)
  2. The Thieves’ Guild by Jeff Crook (417 AC / 34 SC)
  3. Dragon’s Bluff by Mary Herbert (419 AC / 36 SC)
  4. The Dragon Isles by Stephen D. Sullivan (419 AC / 36 SC)
  5. The Middle of Nowhere by Paul B. Thompson (422 AC / 39 SC)

Kang’s Regiment Series

  1. The Doom Brigade by Don Perrin and Margaret Weis (383 AC)
  2. Draconian Measures by Don Perrin and Margaret Weis (384 AC / 1 SC)

Tales of the Fifth Age Series

  1. Relics and Omens by Various Authors (393 AC / 10 SC)
  2. Heroes and Fools by Various Authors
  3. Rebels and Tyrants by Various Authors

Age of Mortals Era

The final era within the Dragonlance universe is the Age of Mortals. This era was ushered in by the events of the War of Souls trilogy in the latter part of the Fifth Age and continues to the present day within the universe.

Core Novels

The War of Souls Trilogy

  1. Dragons of a Fallen Sun by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (421 AC / 38 SC)
  2. Dragons of a Lost Star by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (421 AC / 38 AC)
  3. Dragons of a Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (421 AC / 38 SC)

The Dark Disciple Trilogy

  1. Amber and Ashes by Margaret Weis (422 AC / 39 SC)
  2. Amber and Iron by Margaret Weis (422 AC / 39 SC)
  3. Amber and Blood by Margaret Weis (422 AC / 39 SC)

Supplemental Novels

The Age of Mortals Series

  1. Conundrum by Jeff Crook (420 AC / 37 SC)
  2. The Lioness by Nancy Varian Berberick (419 AC / 36 SC)
  3. Dark Thane by Jeff Crook (421 AC / 38 SC)
  4. Prisoner of Haven by Nancy Varian Berberick (421 AC / 38 SC)
  5. Wizards’ Conclave by Douglas Niles (422 AC / 39 SC)
  6. The Lake of Death by Jean Rabe (422 AC / 39 SC)

Bertrem’s Guides

  1. Bertrem’s Guide to the Age of Mortals by Various Authors (393 AC / 10 SC)
  2. Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls, Volume 1 by Various Authors (421 AC / 38 SC)
  3. Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls, Volume 2 by Various Authors (421 AC / 38 SC)

Champions Series

  1. Saving Solace by Douglas W. Clark (422 AC / 39 SC)
  2. The Alien Sea by Lucien Soulban (422 AC / 39 SC)
  3. The Great White Wyrm by Peter Archer (427 SC / 44 SC)
  4. Protecting Palanthas by Douglas W. Clark (429 AC / 46 SC)

Dwarf Home Trilogy

  1. The Secret of Pax Tharkas by Douglas Niles (433 AC / 50 SC)
  2. The Heir of Kayolin by Douglas Niles (433 AC / 50 SC)
  3. The Fate of Thorbardin by Douglas Niles

Elven Exiles Trilogy

  1. Sanctuary by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (426 AC / 43 SC)
  2. Alliances by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (426 AC / 43 SC)
  3. Destiny by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Carter Cook (426 AC / 43 SC)

The Linsha Trilogy

  1. City of the Lost by Mary Herbert (421 AC / 38 SC)
  2. Flight of the Fallen by Mary Herbert (421 AC / 38 SC)
  3. Return of the Exile by Mary Herbert (421 AC / 38 SC)

The Minotaur Wars Trilogy

  1. Night of Blood by Richard A. Knaak (418 AC / 35 SC)
  2. Tides of Blood by Richard A. Knaak (421 AC / 38 SC)
  3. Empire of Blood by Richard A. Knaak (421 AC / 38 SC)

Ogre Titans Trilogy

  1. The Black Talon by Richard A. Knaak (423 AC / 40 SC)
  2. The Fire Rose by Richard A. Knaak (424 AC / 41 SC)
  3. The Gargoyle King by Richard A. Knaak

Rise of Solamnia Trilogy

  1. Lord of the Rose by Douglas Niles (425 AC / 42 SC)
  2. The Crown and the Sword by Douglas Niles (427 AC / 44 SC)
  3. The Measure and the Truth by Douglas Niles (429 AC / 46 SC)

The Stonetellers Trilogy

  1. The Rebellion by Jean Rabe (433 AC / 50 SC)
  2. Death March by Jean Rabe (433 AC / 50 SC)
  3. Goblin Nation by Jean Rabe (433 AC / 50 SC)

The Taladas Chronicles

  1. Blades of the Tiger by Chris Pierson (424 AC / 41 SC)
  2. Trail of the Black Wyrm by Chris Pierson (424 AC / 41 SC)
  3. Shadow of the Flame by Chris Pierson (425 AC / 42 SC)

Tales From The War of Souls Anthologies

  1. The Search for Magic by Various Authors (421 AC / 38 SC)
  2. The Players of Gilean by Various Authors (421 AC / 38 SC)
  3. The Search for Power by Various Authors (421 AC / 38 SC)
  4. Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis and Hickman by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Young Reader Novels

The final list of books included here is slightly different from the above, as these are adaptations of the Dragonlance universe but for a younger, more middle grade audience. The content remains largely the same, but the original Dragonlance Chronicles have been split into multiple editions for a younger audience.

Core Novels

Dragonlance Chronicles

  1. A Rumor of Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (351 AC)
  2. Night of the Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (351 AC)
  3. The Nightmare Lands by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (352 AC)
  4. To the Gates of Palanthas by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (352 AC)
  5. Hope’s Flame by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (352 AC)
  6. A Dawn of Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (352 AC)

The New Adventures Series

  1. Temple of the Dragonslayer by Tim Waggoner (353 AC)
  2. The Dying Kingdom by Stephen D. Sullivan (353 AC)
  3. The Dragon Well by Dan Willis (353 AC)
  4. Return of the Sorceress by Tim Waggoner (354 AC)
  5. Dragon Sword by Ree Soesbee (354 AC)
  6. Dragon Day by Steven “Stan!” Brown (354 AC)
  7. Dragon Knight by Dan Willis (354 AC)
  8. Dragon Spell by Jeff Sampson (355 AC)

Supplemental Novels

A Practical Guide to Dragons Series

  1. A Practical Guide to Dragons by Lisa Trumbauer
  2. Red Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  3. Bronze Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  4. Black Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  5. A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding by Lisa Trumbauer
  6. Brass Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  7. Green Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  8. Silver Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham
  9. Gold Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham

Elidor Trilogy

  1. Crown of Thieves by Ree Soesbee (355 AC)
  2. The Crystal Chalice by Ree Soesbee (355 AC)
  3. City of Fortune by Ree Soesbee (355 AC)

Goodlund Trilogy

  1. Warrior’s Heart by Stephen D. Sullivan (356 AC)
  2. Warrior’s Blood by Stephen D. Sullivan (356 AC)
  3. Warrior’s Bones by Stephen D. Sullivan (356 AC)

Suncatcher Trilogy

  1. The Wayward Wizard by Jeff Sampson (356 AC)
  2. The Ebony Eye by Jeff Sampson (356 AC)
  3. The Stolen Sun by Jeff Sampson (356 AC)

Trinistyr Trilogy

  1. Wizard’s Curse by Christina Woods (355 AC)
  2. Wizard’s Betrayal by Jeff Sampson (355 AC)
  3. Wizard’s Return by Dan Willis (355 AC)

Elements Trilogy

  1. Pillar of Flame by Ree Soesbee (356 AC)
  2. Queen of the Sea by Ree Soesbee (356 AC)
  3. Tempest’s Vow Ree Soesbee (356 AC)

A Summary of the Dragonlance Books in Order

Now that you know the three ways you can read all the Dragonlance books in order let’s look a bit closer at the books you should begin your reading journey with.


Original Chronicles Trilogy

Dragons of Autumn Twilight Dragonlance Books in Order

1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart.

They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. But they do not speak of their secrets. Not then.

Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world.

No one expected them to be heroes. Least of all, them.


Dragons of Winter Night Weis & Hickman

2. Dragons of Winter Night

Now the people know that the dragon minions of Takhisis, Queen of Dragons, have returned. The people of all nations prepare to fight to save their homes, their lives, and their freedom.

But the races have long been divided by hatred and prejudice. Elven warriors and human knights fight among themselves. It seems the battle has been lost before it begins.

The companions are separated, torn apart by war. A full season will pass before they meet again if they meet again. As the darkness deepens, a disgraced knight, a pampered elfmaiden, and a rattle-brained kender stand alone in the pale winter sunlight.

Not much in the way of heroes.


Dragons of Spring Dawning Dragonlance

3. Dragons of Spring Dawning

The war against the dragon minions of Queen Takhisis rages on. Armed with the mysterious, magical dragon orbs and the shining, silver dragonlance, the companions bring hope to the world.

But now, in the dawn of a new day, the dark secrets that have long shadowed the hearts of the friends come to the light. Betrayal, treachery, frailty, and weakness will nearly destroy all that they have accomplished.

The greatest battle they have left to fight is within each of them.

Yet, in the end, they will be heroes.


Legends Trilogy

Time of the Twins Legends Trilogy

1. Time of the Twins

Sequestered in the blackness of the dreaded Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas, surrounded by nameless creatures of evil, Raistlin Majere weaves a plan to conquer the darkness — to bring it under his control.

Crysania, a beautiful and devoted cleric of Paladine, tries to use her faith to lead Raistlin from the darkness. She is blind to his shadowed designs, and he draws her slowly into his neatly woven trap.

Made aware of Raistlin’s plan, a distraught Caramon travels back in time to the doomed city of Istar in the days before the Cataclysm. There, together with the ever-present kender Tasslehoff, Caramon will make his stand to save Raistlin’s soul.

Or so he believes.


War of the Twins Dragonlance Books in Order

2. War of the Twins

One hundred years have passed since the fiery Cataclysm that changed the face of Krynn forever. For one hundred years, the people of Krynn have struggled to survive. But for some, those one hundred years have passed in the blink of an eye.

Catapulted forward in time by Raistlin’s powerful magic, Caramon and Crysania find themselves aiding the mage’s unholy quest to master the Queen of Darkness. To his dismay, Raistlin discovers along the way that the annals of Time are not so easily bent to his will. Neither are the longings of his heart.


Test of the Twins Weis and Hickman

3. Test of the Twins

Defying the fate that claimed his evil predecessor, Raistlin opens the Portal to the Abyss and passes through. With Crysania at his side, he engages the Queen of Darkness in a battle for the ultimate prize — a seat among the gods.

At the same time, Caramon and Tasslehoff are transported to the future. There they come to understand the consequences of Raistlin’s quest — and Caramon at last realizes the painful sacrifice he must make to prevent his brother’s success. Old friends and strange allies come together to aid him, but Caramon must take the last, greatest step alone.

The step into the Abyss.


Final thoughts on the Dragonlance books in order

With more than 200 books set in this universe, it’s no surprise that there are a multitude of ways to read these books. If you are brand new to the Dragonlance universe, we recommend reading “The Holy Six” before reading the other Core novels from the Classic Era and then working your way through the Core novels from the other eras. This is a great way to read the Dragonlance books in order without encountering spoilers.

Have you read the Dragonlance books in order before? Which order did you first experience these books in? Let us know in the comments below.

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