Dragonlance

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Dragonlance is a large series of fantasy books, and a Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting. Draconians are creatures unique to this fantasy world.

This series was published by TSR, Inc. to supplement their Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game products. It is currently published by the company that purchased TSR in 1997, Wizards of the Coast. (Wizards of the Coast was subsequently purchased by Hasbro, Inc, in 1999.) Wizards of the Coast has licensed Sovereign Press to publish further Dragonlance game material.

The world of Dragonlance was the first fictional world to be professionally produced as a role-playing game world, with product tie-ins (novels, role-playing modules, figurines, etc.) prepared and manufactured when it was first released. Before Dragonlance, fictional role-playing worlds evolved from the amateur creations of the games' players (with the most notable example being the Greyhawk campaign setting), or from previously existing fictional settings (I.C.E's MERP) or settings based in the real world. The success of the Dragonlance series encouraged role-playing game producers to invent and market additional fictional game worlds, such as the Ravenloft series.

Many books of the Dragonlance series were written by the authoring team of Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Other notable writers within the series include Richard A. Knaak, John Maddox Roberts, Douglas Niles, Mary Kirchoff, Don Perrin, Jean Rabe, and Chris Pierson.

For most of Dragonlance's history, 'main storyline' has meant those books that were set in the world's 'present' and moved events forward. For example, until Dragons of Summer Flame, almost all novels were set before the Chronicles trilogy, often in ancient history.

Most of the main storyline books were written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. The two authors are widely, if incorrectly, regarded as the creators (or owners) of Dragonlance. Jean Rabe's trilogy was set some thirty years after Dragons of Summer Flame and about five years prior to War of Souls. The series, like the Fifth Age setting, is controversial among fans. War of Souls did not follow on from Rabe's ending, and her series seemed to be more or less ignored for continuity purposes. Overall, fan opinion of the main storyline books from The Second Generation onwards has been mixed. Dragons of Summer Flame and the War of Souls trilogy both sparked nearly as much controversy as Rabe's books. While Dragonlance is a shared world, there has been some history of continuity problems, due (judging from insider statements in forums such as alt.fan.dragonlance) to a combination of the sheer difficulty of coordination and internal politics.


Contents

Main Storyline Books in the Dragonlance Series

(by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman)

  1. Chronicles:
    1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight (1984)
    2. Dragons of Winter Night (1985)
    3. Dragons of Spring Dawning (1985)
    4. The Annotated Chronicles (1999)
  2. Legends:
    1. Time of the Twins (1986)
    2. War of the Twins (1986)
    3. Test of the Twins (1986)
    4. The Annotated Legends (2003)
  3. The Second Generation (1995)
  4. Dragons of Summer Flame (1996)
  5. The War of Souls:
    1. Dragons of a Fallen Sun (2001)
    2. Dragons of a Lost Star (2002)
    3. Dragons of a Vanished Moon (2003)
  6. The Dark Chronicles:
    1. Book One (2006)

Dragonlance Books (In Alphabetical Order by Series)

  • The Age of Mortals:
    1. Conundrum (2002)
    2. The Lioness (2002)
    3. Dark Thane (2003)
    4. Prisoner of Haven (2004)
    5. Wizard's Conclave (2004)
    6. The Lake of Death (2004)
  • The Barbarians:
    1. Children of the Plains (2000)
    2. Brother of the Dragon (2001)
    3. Sister of the Sword (2002)
  • Bertrem's Guides:
    1. Bertrem's Guide to the Age of Mortals (2000)
    2. Bertrem's Guide to the War of Souls Volume One (2001)
    3. Bertrem's Guide to the War of Souls Volume Two (2002)
  • The Chaos War:
    1. The Last Thane (1998)
    2. Tears of the Night Sky (1998)
    3. The Siege of Mt. Nevermind (1999)
    4. Reavers of the Blood Sea (1999)
    5. The Puppet King (1999)
  • Classics Series:
    1. Murder In Tarsis (1996)
    2. Dalamar the Dark (2000)
    3. The Citadel (2000)
    4. The Inheritance (2001)
  • The Dark Disciple Trilogy:
    1. Amber and Ashes (2004)
    2. Amber and Iron (2005)
  • Defenders of Magic:
    1. Night of the Eye (1993)
    2. The Medusa Plague (1994)
    3. The Seventh Sentinel (1995)
  • The Dhamon Saga:
    1. Downfall (2000)
    2. Betrayal (2001)
    3. Redemption (2002)
  • The Dragon Anthologies:
    1. The Dragons of Krynn (1994)
    2. The Dragons at War (1996)
    3. The Dragons of Chaos (1998)
  • Dragons of a New Age:
    1. The Dawning of a New Age (1996)
    2. The Day of the Tempest (1997)
    3. The Eve of the Maelstrom (1998)
  • Dwarven Nations Trilogy:
    1. Covenant of the Forge (1993)
    2. Hammer and Axe (1993)
    3. The Swordsheath Scroll (1993)
  • Elven Exiles Trilogy:
    1. Sanctuary (2005)
  • Elven Nations Trilogy:
    1. Firstborn (1991)
    2. The Kinslayer Wars (1991)
    3. The Qualinesti (1991)
  • The Ergoth Trilogy:
    1. A Warrior's Journey (2003)
    2. A Wizard's Fate (2004)
    3. A Hero's Justice (2005)
  • Heroes:
    1. The Legend of Huma (1988)
    2. Stormblade (1988)
    3. Weasel's Luck (1988)
  • Heroes II:
    1. Kaz the Minotaur (1990)
    2. The Gates of Thorbardin (1990)
    3. Galen Beknighted (1990)
  • The Icewall Trilogy:
    1. The Messenger (2001)
    2. The Golden Orb (2002)
    3. Winterheim (2003)
  • Kang's Regiment:
    1. The Doom Brigade (1996)
    2. Draconian Measures (2000)
  • The Kingpriest Trilogy:
    1. Chosen of the Gods (2001)
    2. Divine Hammer (2002)
    3. Sacred Fire (2003)
  • The Linsha Trilogy:
    1. City of the Lost (2003)
    2. Flight of the Fallen (2004)
    3. Return of the Exile (2005)
  • Lost Histories:
    1. The Irda (1995)
    2. The Dargonesti (1995)
    3. The Kagonesti (1995)
    4. Land of the Minotaurs (1996)
    5. The Gully Dwarves (1996)
    6. The Dragons (1996)
  • Lost Legends:
    1. Tales of Uncle Trapspinger (1997)
    2. Vinus Solamnus (1997)
    3. Fistandantilus Reborn (1997)
  • Meetings Sextet:
    1. Kindred Spirits (1991)
    2. Wanderlust (1991)
    3. Dark Heart (1992)
    4. The Oath and the Measure (1992)
    5. Steel and Stone (1992)
    6. The Companions (1993)
  • The Minotaur Wars:
    1. Night of Blood (2003)
    2. Tides of Blood (2004)
    3. Empire of Blood (2005)
  • Preludes:
    1. Darkness and Light (1989)
    2. Kendermore (1989)
    3. Brothers Majere (1989)
  • Preludes II:
    1. Riverwind the Plainsman (1990)
    2. Flint the King (1990)
    3. Tanis, the Shadow Years (1990)
  • The Raistlin Chronicles:
    1. The Soulforge (1998)
    2. Brothers in Arms (1999)
  • The Rise of Solamnia Trilogy:
    1. Lord of the Rose (2005)
    2. The Crown and the Sword (2006)
    3. The Last Measure (2007)
  • The Taladas Chronicles:
    1. Blades of the Tiger (2005)
    2. Path of the Black Wyrm (2006)
  • Tales:
    1. The Magic of Krynn (1987)
    2. Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes (1987)
    3. Love and War (1987)
  • Tales II:
    1. The Reign of Istar (1992)
    2. The Cataclysm (1992)
    3. The War of the Lance (1992)
  • Tales of the Fifth Age:
    1. Relics and Omens (1998)
    2. Heroes and Fools (1999)
    3. Rebels and Tyrants (2000)
  • The Villains:
    1. Before the Mask (1993)
    2. The Black Wing (1993)
    3. Emperor of Ansalon (1993)
    4. Hederick the Theocrat (1994)
    5. Lord Toede (1994)
    6. The Dark Queen (1994)
  • The Warriors:
    1. Maquesta Kar-Thon (1995)
    2. Knights of the Sword (1995)
    3. Theros Ironfeld (1996)
    4. Knights of the Crown (1996)
    5. Lord Soth (1996)
    6. Knights of the Rose (1996)
    7. The Wayward Knights (1997)
  • Various Anthologies:
    1. The Search for Magic- Tales From the War of Souls (2001)
    2. The Players of Gilean- Tales From the World of Krynn (2003)
    3. The Search for Power- Dragons From the War of Souls (2004)
    4. Dragons in the Archives- The Best of Weis and Hickman (2004)
  • Stand alone novels:
    1. The Odyssey of Gilthanas (1999)

See Also

External links

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