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Richard Knaak Books In Order

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Heroes Books

The Legend of Huma (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonrealm Books

Ice Dragon (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firedrake (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfhelm (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Steed (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crystal Dragon (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon Crown (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horse King (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Heroes II Books

Kaz, The Minotaur (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonrealm: Origin of Dragonrealm Books

The Shrouded Realm (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of the Drake (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Tome (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Tales II Books

The Reign of Istar (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Lance (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of City Of Shadows Trilogy Books

King of the Grey (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frostwing (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dutchman (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Lost Histories Books

Land of the Minotaurs (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Chaos War Books

Reavers of the Blood Sea (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shattered Light Books

Ruby Flames (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Classics Books

The Citadel (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of World Of Warcraft Books

Day of the Dragon (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Dragon (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormrage (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfheart (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Diablo Books

Legacy of Blood (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kingdom of Shadow (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moon of the Spider (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Minotaur Wars Books

Night of Blood (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tides of Blood (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire of Blood (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warcraft: War Of The Ancients Books

The Well of Eternity (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Demon Soul (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sundering (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ancients Archive (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy Books

Dragon Hunt (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of Ice (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghostlands (with Kim Jae-hwan) (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Age Of Conan Books

The Eye of Charon (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Enemy (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Age Of Conan: A Soldier's Quest Books

The God in the Moon (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Diablo: The Sin War Books

Birthright (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scales of the Serpent (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Veiled Prophet (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Ogre Titans Books

Black Talon (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Rose (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gargoyle King (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legends Of The Dragonrealm Books

Legends of the Dragonrealm (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol. II (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shade (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Knight In Shadow Trilogy Books

Dragon Mound (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonrealm: The Turning War Books

Dragon Master (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gryphon Mage (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horned Blade (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gryphon Mage Pt. I (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Turning War: The Gryphon Mage Pt. II (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gryphon Mage Pt. III (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gryphon Mage Pt. IV (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horned Blade Pt. I (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horned Blade Pt. II (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horned Blade Pt. III (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horned Blade Pt. IV (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of World Of Warcraft: Dawn Of The Aspects Books

World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part I (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part II (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part III (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part IV (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part V (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Janus Mask (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beastmaster: Myth (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black City Saint (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Warcraft: Dragons of Outland Volume 1 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hound (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Superheroes (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Omnibus Books

City of Shadows: King of the Grey / Frostwing / Dutchman (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol. III (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol. IV (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Richard Knaak is an author of fantasy novels and has added works to the Dragonlance and Diablo series. He has also written his own fantasy series called Dragonrealm. He has authored 44 novels and dozens of short stories. His works have landed him on both the New York Times and USA Today best seller lists.

Knaak was born on May 28th, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, to Richard and Anna. Knaak initially enrolled in college to study chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Later he changed directions and began to study rhetoric earning his bachelor’s degree in 1984. After college and before devoting himself to writing full time, he worked various odd jobs including as a resume writer, warehouse worker, and office clerk.

Richard Knaak sold and published his first short story in 1987. This story was inspired by Andrew Norton’s Storm Over Warlock. After experience an amount of success with his first short story, Knaak began work on his contribution to the Dragonlance series. While working on Dragonlance, he continued to produce various short-story works. He has self-proclaimed various authors as influences to his art. These include Roger Zelazny, Edgar rice Burroughs, and Egar Allan Poe.

Of himself, Knaak says he began writing at a young age after realizing he lacked the patience for drawing but could craft a simple plot. He commends himself for having a vivid imagination. In interviews, he says he was first interested in mysteries, but once he got his hands on fantasy novels he knew that was the path for his writing career.

Knaak is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America. His books are translated into a number of different languages including Czech, Finnish, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

In his writing, Richard Knaak delves into both science fiction and fantasy and has authored various Warcraft novels adapted from the popular mass multiplayer online role playing game World of Warcraft.

In interviews, Knaak says that a recurring theme in his books is that we should never give up. One must always believe that there is hope and we must understand that we determine our own destinies. Your only limits are those which you place on yourself. Knaak has said he enjoys creating characters who struggle against great odds.

The main storyline of the original Dragonlance series was established by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Future novels were written by other authors including Richard Knaak. Dragonlance is one of the most popular series in which writers other than the original author creates adventures. Over 190 novels have used the Dragonlance world which is known as Krynn. Within Krynn is the High God and his children. The maleficent force in the Dragonlance series is Chaos who is determined to destroy Krynn. Within Krynn are several beings including dragons, humans, elves, dwarves, kender, gnomes and minotaur. Dragonlances are weapons that were created to destroy evil dragons. Destroying dragons is a feat that is otherwise impossible to accomplish for mortals.

Richard Knaak wrote The Legend of Huma, Kaz the Minotaur, Land of the Minotaurs, Reavers of the Blood Sea, and the Citadel in the Dragonlance series. The main character is Huma Dragonbane who is a knight. One day he is separated from his comrades. While attempting to find his way back, he discovers a group of goblins who captured the minotaur Kaz. He saves the minotaur and they become good friends. Huma and Kaz go on to meet many battles and challenges.

It is noted that with the Dragonlance novels Knaak writes according to the rules of the Dungeon & Dragon games. The Legend of Huma is actually a prequel to the rest of the original Dragonlance trilogy. The central theme in his Dragonlance books is about never giving up. The Legend of Huma reached the New York Times Bestseller list on May 22, 1988.

Another bestselling series by Knaak is the Diablo series which s set in the fictional world of Santuary. The Sin War is the title of the series and it tells the story of Uldyssian who discovers he has strange powers. The first book takes place before the Diablo video games. Uldyssian’s family perishes during a plague and he is left with only a brother. As he discovers his strange powers other bizarre things start to happen. More people die due to strange occurrences. He and his powers are eventually blamed for the terrible tragedies and he must slip away and hide. He meets a stranger named Lylia who helps him harness his new powers and explains that they are gifts he must accept.

Knaak’s Diablo books feature morally ambiguous characters who do not see the world in black and white, but instead walk along a gray path.

Richard Knaak has achieved almost everything a fantasy writer could wish for in his career. His career has extended over a quarter of century and he is renowned for his worlds in Conan and Dragonlance and his own epic fantasies series, the world of Dragonrealm.

Dragonrealm consists of thirteen kingdoms that area ruled by a shape-shifting Dragon King. The Dragonrealm is a place of fantastic creatures both good and evil. The dragons in this series are the epitome of fantasy and magic. They are magnificent creatures who always take command.

Knaak’s Warcraft novels deal with the origins of the five Aspects, dragons who have protected Azeroth for a thousand years. The novel is designed to give readers the essential knowledge of the early age of Azeroth and how events lead to the world’s present state. Of the Warcraft novels, Knaak has said in interviews that he thoroughly enjoys immersing himself in world’s others have created and can transition his writing for such worlds with ease. He says it does not feel like limitations are being placed on his imagination. If he has an idea that does not fit with the world he’s writing for, he simply saves it for one of his own novels. The Warcraft novels were initially intended for online publication only, but due to reader demand, Knaak’s Warcraft tales were collected into a standard book and published by Blizzard.

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