Dragonlance reading order

Dragonlance books in order

In this post you will find the Dragonlance reading order. A high fantasy series with lots of volumes, Tracky Hickman and Margaret Weis books will transport you to the a Dungeons and Dragons setting. How cool is that? keep reading to find all the Dragonlance books in order.

But if having the Dragonlance book order is not enough for you, here you willl find the perfect book set to start reading these books by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis, don’t miss it or you will get lost in the dungeons!

Dragonlance reading order, what is the best way to read Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis books?

We suggest you read the Dragonlance books in order of publication, there are lots of volumes in this series, so this way you will not get lost.

Given the lenght of this series, these are the first books in the series and the ones we suggest you start with (the original series). In case you want to get them, you only have to clik on their cover (link opens in a new tab):

Now that you have the Dragonlance reading order, check out this book set!

This Dragonlance book set collects the first three volumes in this series by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weiss:

With this book set you will be able to start reading this series.

A list with the Dragonlance reading order for all the books in the series

If you wanted a list with all the Dragonlance books in order of publication, here you have it. As you can see, it’s incredibly long:

Dragonlance books in order

Dragonlance reading order

Dragonlance books in order by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis

Publisher:

  • Wizards of the Coast 

Reading order:

  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight (1984) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • Dragons of Winter Night (1985) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • Dragons of Spring Dawning (1985) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • Time of the Twins (1986) (Dragonlance Legends)
  • War of the Twins (1986) (Dragonlance Legends)
  • Test of the Twins (1986) (Dragonlance Legends)
  • Dragons of Triumph (1986) (Standalone)
  • Dragons of Glory (1986)
  • Lords of Doom (1986)
  • The Magic of Krynn (1987) (Dragonlance tales and anthologies)
  • Kender, Gully Dwarves and Gnomes (1987) (Dragonlance tales and anthologies)
  • Love and War (1987) (Dragonlance tales and anthologies)
  • The Legend of Huma (1988) (Dragonlance Heroes)
  • Stormblade (1988) (Dragonlance Heroes)
  • Weasel’s Luck (1989) (Dragonlance Heroes)
  • Darkness & Light (1989) (Dragonlance prelude)
  • Kendermore (1989) (Dragonlance prelude)
  • Brothers Majere (1990) (Dragonlance prelude)
  • Riverwind the Plainsman (1990) (Dragonlance prelude)
  • Flint, The King (1990) (Dragonlance prelude)
  • Tanis the Shadow Years (1990) (Dragonlance prelude)
  • Kaz, The Minotaur (1990) (Dragonlance Heroes II)
  • The Gates of Thorbardin (1990) (Dragonlance Heroes II)
  • Galen Beknighted (1990) (Dragonlance Heroes II)
  • Firstborn (1991) (Dragonlance Elven Nations)
  • The Kinslayer Wars (1991) (Dragonlance Elven Nations)
  • The Qualinesti (1991) (Dragonlance Elven Nations)
  • Kindred Spirits (1991) (Dragonlance Meetings)
  • Wanderlust (1991) (Dragonlance Meetings)
  • New Beginnings (1991) (Standalone)
  • Dark Heart (1992) (Dragonlance Meetings)
  • The Oath and the Measure (1992) (Dragonlance Meetings)
  • Steel and Stone (1992) (Dragonlance Meetings)
  • The Reign of Istar (1992) (Dragonlance tales and anthologies II)
  • The Cataclysm (1992) (Dragonlance tales and anthologies II)
  • The War of the Lance (1992) (Dragonlance tales and anthologies II)
  • The Companions (1993) (Dragonlance Meetings)
  • The Covenant of the Forge (1993) (Dragonlance Dwarven Nations)
  • Hammer and Axe (1993) (Dragonlance Dwarven Nations)
  • The Swordsheath Scroll (1993) (Dragonlance Dwarven Nations)
  • Before the Mask (1993) (Dragonlance Villains)
  • The Black Wing (1993) (Dragonlance Villains)
  • Emperor of Ansalon (1993) (Dragonlance Villains)
  • Hederick the Theocrat (1994) (Dragonlance Villains)
  • Lord Toede (1994) (Dragonlance Villains)
  • The Dark Queen (1994) (Dragonlance Villains)
  • The Second Generation (1994) (Dragonlance Second Generation)
  • The Dragons of Krynn (1994) (Dragonlance anthologies III)
  • Night of the Eye (1994) (Dragonlance defenders of magic)
  • The Medusa Plague (1994) (Dragonlance defenders of magic)
  • Dragons of Summer Flame (1995) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • The Seventh Sentinel (1995) (Dragonlance defenders of magic)
  • The Kagonesti (1995) (Dragonlance lost histories)
  • The Irda (1995) (Dragonlance lost histories)
  • The Dargonesti (1995) (Dragonlance lost histories)
  • Knights of the Crown (1995) (Dragonlance Warriors)
  • Maquesta Kar-Thon (1995) (Dragonlance Warriors)
  • Knights of the Sword (1995) (Dragonlance Warriors)
  • The Dragons at War (1996) (Dragonlance anthologies III)
  • The Dragons of Chaos (1996) (Dragonlance anthologies III)
  • Land of the Minotaurs (1996) (Dragonlance lost histories)
  • The Gully Dwarves (1996) (Dragonlance lost histories)
  • The Dragons (1996) (Dragonlance lost histories)
  • Theros Ironfeld (1996) (Dragonlance Warriors)
  • Knights of the Rose (1996) (Dragonlance Warriors)
  • Lord Soth (1996) (Dragonlance Warriors)
  • The Doom Brigade (1996)
  • Murder in Tarsis (1996) (Dragonlance Classics)
  • The Dawning of a New Age (1996) (Dragonlance Dragons of New Age)
  • Vinas Solamnus (1996) (Dragonlance Lost Legends)
  • The Wayward Knights (1997) (Dragonlance Warriors)
  • The Day of the Tempest (1997) (Dragonlance Dragons of New Age)
  • Fistandantilus Reborn (1997) (Dragonlance Lost Legends)
  • The Soulforge (1997) (Dragonlance Raistlin)
  • Tales of Uncle Trapspringer (1997) (Standalone)
  • The Eve of the Maelstrom (1998) (Dragonlance Dragons of New Age)
  • Relics and Omens (1998) (Dragonlance tales of the Fifth Age)
  • The Last Thane (1998) (Dragonlance Chaos War)
  • Tears of the Night Sky (1998) (Dragonlance Chaos War)
  • Seeds of Chaos (1998) (Dragonlance Chaos War)
  • Spirit of the Wind (1998) (Dragonlance Bridges of Time)
  • Legacy of Steel (1998) (Dragonlance Bridges of Time)
  • The Silver Stair (1998) (Dragonlance Bridges of Time)
  • Brothers in Arms (1999) (Dragonlance Raistlin)
  • Heroes and Fools (1999) (Dragonlance tales of the Fifth Age)
  • The Puppet King (1999) (Dragonlance Chaos War)
  • Reavers of the Blood Sea (1999) (Dragonlance Chaos War)
  • The Siege of Mt. Nevermind (1999) (Dragonlance Chaos War)
  • Chaos Spawn (1999) (Dragonlance Chaos War)
  • The Rose and the Skull (1999) (Dragonlance Bridges of Time)
  • Dezra’s Quest (1999) (Dragonlance Bridges of Time)
  • The Odyssey of Gilthanas (1999) (Dragonlance readers companion)
  • Dalamar the Dark (1999) (Standalone)
  • Draconian Measures (2000)
  • The Citadel (2000) (Dragonlance Classics)
  • Rebels and Tyrants (2000) (Dragonlance tales of the Fifth Age)
  • Children of the Plains (2000) (Dragonlance Barbarians)
  • Dragons of a Fallen Sun (2000) (Dragonlance War of Souls)
  • The Clandestine Circle (2000) (Dragonlance Crossroads
  • The Thieves’ Guild (2000) (Dragonlance Crossroads
  • Downfall (2000) (Dragonlance Dhamon Saga)
  • Bertrem’s Guide to the Age of Mortals (2000) (Standalone)
  • The Best of Tales: Volume 1 (2000)
  • The Inheritance (2001) (Dragonlance Classics)
  • Brother of the Dragon (2001) (Dragonlance Barbarians)
  • Dragons of a Lost Star (2001) (Dragonlance War of Souls)
  • Dragon’s Bluff (2001) (Dragonlance Crossroads
  • The Middle of Nowhere (2001) (Dragonlance Crossroads
  • Betrayal (2001) (Dragonlance Dhamon Saga)
  • The Messenger (2001) (Dragonlance Icewal)
  • The Golden Orb (2001) (Dragonlance Icewal)
  • Chosen of the Gods (2001) (Dragonlance Kingpriest)
  • The Search for Magic (2001) (Dragonlance Tales from the war of Souls)
  • Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls, Vol. 1 (2001) (Dragonlance War of Souls)
  • Bertrem’s Guide to the War of Souls, Vol. 2 (2001) (Dragonlance War of Souls)
  • Conundrum (2001) (Dragonlance Age of Mortals)
  • Sister of the Sword (2002) (Dragonlance Barbarians)
  • Dragons of a Vanished Moon (2002) (Dragonlance War of Souls)
  • The Dragon Isles (2002) (Dragonlance Crossroads
  • Redemption (2002) (Dragonlance Dhamon Saga)
  • Divine Hammer (2002) (Dragonlance Kingpriest)
  • The Lioness (2002) (Dragonlance Age of Mortals)
  • The Best of Tales: Volume 2 (2002)
  • Winterheim (2003) (Dragonlance Icewal)
  • Sacred Fire (2003) (Dragonlance Kingpriest)
  • A Warrior’s Journey (2003) (Dragonlance Ergoth)
  • The Players of Gilean (2003) (Dragonlance Tales from the war of Souls)
  • Dark Thane (2003) (Dragonlance Age of Mortals)
  • A Rumor of Dragons (2003) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • Night of the Dragons (2003) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • The Nightmare Lands (2003) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • To The Gates of Palanthas (2003) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • City of the Lost (2003) (Dragonlance Linsha)
  • Night of Blood (2003) (Dragonlance Minotaur Wars)
  • Key of Destiny (2003) (Standalone)
  • The Wizard’s Fate (2004) (Dragonlance Ergoth)
  • A Hero’s Justice (2004) (Dragonlance Ergoth)
  • The Search for Power (2004) (Dragonlance War of Souls)
  • Prisoner of Haven (2004) (Dragonlance Age of Mortals)
  • Wizards’ Conclave (2004) (Dragonlance Age of Mortals)
  • The Lake of Death (2004) (Dragonlance Age of Mortals)
  • Hope’s Flame (2004) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • A Dawn of Dragons (2004) (Dragonlance Chronicles)
  • Flight of the Fallen (2004) (Dragonlance Linsha)
  • Tides of Blood (2004) (Dragonlance Minotaur Wars)
  • Amber and Ashes (2004) (Dragonlance Dark Disciple)
  • Temple of the Dragonslayer (2004) (Dragonlance new adventures)
  • The Dying Kingdom (2004) (Dragonlance new adventures)
  • The Dragon Well (2004) (Dragonlance new adventures)
  • Return of the Sorceress (2004) (Dragonlance new adventures)
  • Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis and Hickman (2004)
  • Return of the Exile (2005) (Dragonlance Linsha)
  • Empire of Blood (2005) (Dragonlance Minotaur Wars)
  • Amber and Iron (2005) (Dragonlance Dark Disciple)
  • Dragon Sword (2005) (Dragonlance new adventures)
  • Dragon Knight (2005) (Dragonlance new adventures)
  • Dragon Spell (2005) (Dragonlance new adventures)
  • Crown of Thieves (2005) (Dragonlance Elidor)
  • Sanctuary (2005) (Dragonlance Elven Exiles)
  • Lord of the Rose (2005) (Dragonlance Rise of Solamnia)
  • The Blades of the Tiger (2005) (Dragonlance Taladas Chronicles)
  • Wizard’s Curse (2005) (Dragonlance Trinistyr)
  • Spectre of Sorrows (2005)
  • The Magic of Krynn: Tales, Volume One (2005)
  • The Crystal Chalice (2006) (Dragonlance Elidor)
  • City of Fortune (2006) (Dragonlance Elidor)
  • Alliances (2006) (Dragonlance Elven Exiles)
  • The Crown and the Sword (2006) (Dragonlance Rise of Solamnia)
  • Trail of the Black Wynn (2006) (Dragonlance Taladas Chronicles)
  • Wizard’s Betrayal (2006) (Dragonlance Trinistyr)
  • Wizard’s Return (2006) (Dragonlance Trinistyr)
  • Warrior’s Heart (2006) (Dragonlance Goodlund)
  • Races of Ansalon (2006) (Dragonlance Campaign setting)
  • Price of Courage (2006) (Dragonlance Campaign setting)
  • The Wayward Wizard (2006) (Dragonlance Suncatcher)
  • Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (2006) (Dragonlance Dark Chronicles)
  • Saving Solace (2006) (Dragonlance Champions)
  • The Alien Sea (2006) (Standalone)
  • Dragons of Time (2007) (Dragonlance anthologies III)
  • Destiny (2007) (Dragonlance Elven Exiles)
  • The Measure and the Truth (2007) (Dragonlance Rise of Solamnia)
  • The Shadow of the Flame (2007) (Dragonlance Taladas Chronicles)
  • Warrior’s Blood (2007) (Dragonlance Goodlund)
  • Warrior’s Bones (2007) (Dragonlance Goodlund)
  • Bestiary of Krynn (2007) (Dragonlance Campaign setting)
  • Dragons of Krynn (2007) (Dragonlance Campaign setting)
  • Dragons of Winter (2007) (Dragonlance Campaign setting)
  • The Ebony Eye (2007) (Dragonlance Suncatcher)
  • The Stolen Sun (2007) (Dragonlance Suncatcher)
  • Dragons of the Highlord Skies (2007) (Dragonlance Dark Chronicles)
  • Protecting Palanthas (2007) (Dragonlance Champions)
  • The Secret of Pax Tharkas (2007) (Dragonlance Dwarf Home)
  • Black Talon (2007) (Dragonlance Ogre Titans)
  • The Rebellion (2007) (Dragonlance Stonetellers)
  • Pillar of Flame (2007) (Dragonlance New Tellers)
  • Queen of the Sea (2007) (Dragonlance New Tellers)
  • Amber and Blood (2008) (Dragonlance Dark Disciple)
  • Dragons of the Hourglass Mage (2008) (Dragonlance Dark Chronicles)
  • The Heir of Kayolin (2008) (Dragonlance Dwarf Home)
  • The Fire Rose (2008) (Dragonlance Ogre Titans)
  • Death March (2008) (Dragonlance Stonetellers)
  • Tempest’s Vow (2008) (Dragonlance New Tellers)
  • The Sellsword (2008) (Dragonlance The Anvil of Time
  • The Survivors (2008) (Dragonlance The Anvil of Time
  • Lost Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home (2008)
  • The Gargoyle King (2009) (Dragonlance Ogre Titans)
  • Goblin Nation (2009) (Dragonlance Stonetellers)
  • The Forest King (2009) (Dragonlance The Anvil of Time
  • Renegade Wizards (2009) (Dragonlance The Anvil of Time
  • Dragonlance Anthology Collection (2009)
  • The Fate of Thorbardin (2010) (Dragonlance Dwarf Home)

It is time you know about Dragonlance, if you don’t already of course. Dragonlance is a popular series it is related to the famous board game Dungeons and Dragons. Such is that connection that these series are based on Dungeons & Dragons universe and modules. It all began thanks to the authors playing a board game,

This is an enjoyable series of fantasy books best suitable for younger readers. Dragonlance Chronicles is an Epic Fantasy in style and penned from the third-person perspective. The characters are somewhat one-dimensional but well written with simplistic and easy to read form. The great success of Dragonlance is the secret behind all the greatest fantasy series: there is a different recurrent saga, there is magic, someone, and action for everyone to note. If you ask a reader of Dragonlance who their favorite character is, they won’t be able to pick out one.

Today, teenagers may say adults who haven’t read Harry Potter do not understand magic. They fail to realize that every generation has walked on the sands of magic. Subsequently, all those who love Harry Potter books will surely love Dragonlance. Or also, you can check these other “Books like Harry Potter” post.

What is Dragonlance about?

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Dragonlance book covers

These novels set in the world of Krynn, a place where humans coexist with magic and monsters.  In this story, Krynn no longer has the favour of the ancient gods centuries ago, a period known as the Cataclysm. The world has become a dangerous place, full of enemies and dangers.  It tells the story of a band of adventurers who reunite after five years separated, having a new journey together after discovering a powerful staff with healing powers, an ability long time no seen since the Cataclysm.

The cadre of companions is surrounded by obscure, fully fleshed characters. While King Lorac is likened to Shakespeare’s King Lear in madness. Lord Soth’s story of requited love and madness is found in Ann Radcliffe’s gothic tales. Beren, the immortal man, is seen searching for his sister who keeps the green emerald. Also seen is Fistandantilus, Par-Salian, Elistan, Bupu, Crysania, Ariakis, Gilthanas,  and many more. There is someone for every reader to latch on to, sympathize with, love or hate. The action is progressive, raging across the mountains, lands to the seas, and the skies. There are castles and towns in trees, taverns and libraries, great cities and tiny villages. There is also a Shrove where the dead reaches out, the magical tests; the Abyss, and there are dragons. No matter what, every great fantasy needs a dragon (saving David Eddings).

The authors tried their best to be creatively elaborate in these books, that you identify right the good, bad and the ugly without difficulty. There is adequate light-heartedness that abounds in this story, and the fantasy genre is evident in these series.

What will you like about Dragonlance?

The authors of Dragonlance Chronicles did an exceptional job, creating an entertaining, and reader-friendly series that enthralls and keeps readers engrossed.

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman were able to take cognizance of the fact that all good fantasy entails that each character has a particular quest which they are known to pursue. Hence, you may;

  • love the troubled Tanis Half-Elven
  • year for either the pure Lauralanthalsa or the edgy, chaotic Kitiara
  • become fond of the dour old dwarf, Flint, or
  • find solace in the overly chivalrous Sturm.

There is the mysticism in Riverwind and Goldmoon, the bitter, powerful mage Raistlin Majere or his athletic, gladiatorial twin, Cameron. You will also love the prankish Kender, Tasslehoff, the Fellowship racing from Draconians crashing up Tika’s Inn in Solace and discovering themselves clashing with Queen Takhisis’ blue, red, green, black dragons.

Again, like in Star Wars, here we have a family doing all they can to combat evil and restore the good. According to Raistlin, “Hope is the denial of reality,” but in the end, it is the hope that is made evident.

The trilogy

The Dragonlance Chronicles is a compilation of all first three volumes of the popular Dragonlance series. Written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the Chronicles consist of the following:

In this case, the proper reading order is the published order. This is at the same time the chronological order.

  • The Dragons of Autumn Twilight
  • Dragons of Winter Night
  • Dragons of Spring Dawning

Equivalent to Star Wars, the saga of the first trilogy takes us through the initial triumph seen in the Dragons of Autumn Twilight, down to gloom that loom when evil rules in Dragons of Winter Night, to final conquest in Dragons of Spring Dawning.

The extended Dragonlance universe

As the years go by, over 200 novels (such a number uh?) are already published with the Dragonlance universe as a setting. Such as the Legends, the Chronicles, The Dark Disciple, the War of Souls and a lot more.

The Dragonlance series was more than six books; the second trilogy, ‘Time of the Twins’, ‘War of the Twins’, and ‘Test of the Twins’ are cleverly merged time journey into an ancient fantasy. Two futures appear; one where Raistlin becomes a God and another where he recognizes that his successes are futile, and his inner struggles ultimately let ‘good’ win.

Adaptations

Dragonlance had an animated movie adaptation released in 2008 by the name Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight. This movie bases on the first novel of the Dragonlance series and was directed by Will Meugnio. Critics were predominantly negative though, which was the reason why the following books in the original trilogy didn’t have a movie adaptation. Animation didn’t meet the expectations, this was so that the coauthor, Tracy Hickman, stated the following:

“The animation itself is less than I would have hoped it to be”

Even so, if you want to watch the movie you can find it on DVD for less than 5$.

About the authors

Margaret Edith Weis is a terrific fantasy and science-fiction writer of dozens of novels and short stories. Fondly called Margaret Weis, called is one of the original creators of the Dragonlance game world, alongside Tracy Hickman and others.

Tracy Raye Hickman is also an American fantasy author who has written or co-authored dozens of novels with Dragonlance being one of his widely accepted work.

You should read Dragonlance if you liked

The Companions written by Tina Daniell and Douglas Niles’ Crown and the Sword are among the books there have striking similarities with the Dragonlance saga series.

Now you that you have the Dragonlanc reading order, hope you enjoyed this article and will be willing to start reading The Dragonlance Chronicles. Keep reading!

Also take a look at  the Harry Potter books in order. Or, if you want more fantasy like this, then you should check out this post with the Mistborn order.

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