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Publication Order of An Alternate Cuban Missile Crisis Books

Final Failure:Eyeball to Eyeball (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Basic Books

by David Zeb Cook
Horror on the Hill (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance Classics Books

with Jeff Grubb, Tracy Hickman
Dragonlance Classics Volume I (By: Tracy Hickman) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragonlance Classics Volume II (With: Jeff Grubb,Tracy Hickman) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragonlance Classics Volume III (By: Jeff Grubb,Tracy Hickman) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance Modules Books

Dragons of Despair (By: Tracy Hickman) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Flame (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Hope (By: Tracy Hickman) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Desolation (By: Tracy Hickman) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Ice (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of War (By: Tracy Hickman) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Light (By: Jeff Grubb) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Deceit (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Dreams (By: Tracy Hickman) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Glory (By: Tracy Hickman) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Truth (By: Tracy Hickman) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Triumph (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Krynn (With: Michael Gray) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance Reader's Companion Books

The Odyssey of Gilthanas (With: Stan Brown,Steve Miller) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Chaos War Books

The Last Thane (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tears of the Night Sky (By: Linda P. Baker) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeds of Chaos (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Puppet King (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reavers of the Blood Sea (By: Richard A. Knaak) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Siege of Mt. Nevermind (By: Fergus Ryan) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chaos Spawn (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Dwarf Home Books

Heir of Kayolin (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fate of Thorbardin (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Pax Tharkas (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Elven Nations Books

Firstborn (By: Paul B. Thompson,Tonya C. Cook) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Qualinesti (By: Paul B. Thompson,Tonya C. Cook) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kinslayer Wars (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Icewall Books

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Lost Histories Books

The Kagonesti (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Irda (By: Linda P. Baker) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dargonesti (By: Paul B. Thompson,Tonya C. Cook) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Land of the Minotaurs (By: Richard A. Knaak) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gully Dwarves (By: Dan Parkinson) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragons (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Lost Legends Books

Vinas Solamnus (By: J. Robert King) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fistandantilus Reborn (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Preludes Books

Kendermore (By: Mary L. Kirchoff) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness and Light (By: Paul B. Thompson,Tonya C. Cook) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brothers Majere (By: Kevin Stein) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riverwind the Plainsman (By: Paul B. Thompson,Tonya C. Cook) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flint the King (With: Mary L. Kirchoff) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tanis, the Shadow Years (By: Barbara Siegel,Scott Siegel) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Rise of Solamnia Books

Lord of the Rose (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crown and the Sword (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measure and the Truth (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: The Age of Mortals Books

Conundrum (By: Jeff Crook) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lioness (By: Nancy Varian Berberick) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Thane (By: Jeff Crook) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prisoner of Haven (By: Nancy Varian Berberick) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizards' Conclave (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lake of Death (By: Jean Rabe) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Villains Books

The Black Wing (By: Mary L. Kirchoff) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before the Mask (By: Michael Williams,Teri Williams) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emperor of Ansalon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Toede (By: Jeff Grubb) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Queen (By: Michael Williams,Teri Williams) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hederick the Theocrat (By: Ellen Dodge Severson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Expert Books

by Aaron Allston, David Zeb Cook
Curse of Xanathon (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Druidhome Books

Prophet of Moonshae (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coral Kingdom (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Druid Queen (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Maztica Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Moonshae Trilogy Books

Darkwalker on Moonshae (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Wizards (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkwell (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Anthologies Books

Realms of Valor (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Magic (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of the Underdark (By: Brian M. Thomsen,Ed Greenwood,Elaine Cunningham,J. Robert King,Roger E. Moore,Mark Anthony) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of the Arcane (By: J. Robert King) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Mystery (By: J. Robert King) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of the Dragons (By: Ed Greenwood) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of the Dragons II (By: Erin Tettensor) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of the Elves (By: Philip Athans) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of War (By: Philip Athans) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of the Dead (By: Ed Greenwood,Richard Baker,R.A. Salvatore,Rosemary Jones,Susan J.Morris,Bruce R. Cordell) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fox on the Rhine Books

Fox on the Rhine (With: Michael Dobson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fox at the Front (With: Michael Dobson) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gammarauders Books

Gammarauders: Revenge of the Factoids (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of High Books

Bloodstone Pass (With: Michael Dobson) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Throne of Bloodstone (With: Michael Dobson) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Novice Books

by Aaron Allston
Against the Cult of the Reptile God (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Quest Triad Books

Publication Order of Seven Circles Books

Circle at Center (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
World Fall (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goddess Worldweaver (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Starstrike Books

by Kevin Dockery
Task Force Mars (With: Kevin Dockery) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Orion (With: Kevin Dockery) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Super Endless Quest Books

Prisoners of Pax Tharkas (By: Mark A. Nelson,Keith Parkinson,Morris Simon) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from Castle Quarras (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tarzan And The Well Of Slaves (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Realm of Baba Yaga (By: Roger E. Moore) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sorcerer's Crown (By: Morris Simon) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sceptre Of Power (By: Morris Simon) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lords of Doom (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clash Of The Sorcerers (By: Morris Simon) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Watershed Books

A Breach in the Watershed (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkenheight (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of Three Waters (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Rod of Seven Parts (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of the Worlds (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
MacArthur's War (With: Michael Dobson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Dragons: The Myths, Legends, and Lore (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Lost Gods Books

Finder's Bane (By: Jeff Grubb,Kate Novak) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fistandantilus Reborn (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tymora's Luck (By: Jeff Grubb,Kate Novak) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Realms of Valor(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Magic(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Douglas Niles is a fantasy writer and a game designer born in Brookfield, Wisconsin. At a young age, he got an interest in heroic fantasy and wargaming, and since then, he began writing short stories and brief films while in high school.

Niles went to the University of Wisconsin, where he studied speech and minor English. He taught speech and English at Clinton High school. He was among the creators of the Forgotten Realms books, Dragon lance world, and top-secret espionage role-playing game.

Douglas has designed numerous games for Inc., TSR, and SPI, including award-winning board games based on Tom Clancy’s books, Red Storm Rising and The Hunt for Red October.

He has also written two World War II history novels, Fox on the Rhine and Fox at the Front, co-authored with Michael Dobson.
He currently lives in Delavan, Wisconsin, with his lovely wife and two Bouviets. When not writing, Douglas likes playing guitar, visiting family, and cooking.
Darkwalker on Moonshae

Darkwalker on the Moonshae is the debut novel in the Forgotten Realms trilogy.

In the Moonshae Kingdom, there is a terrible struggle that is about to arise. The evil beast Kazgoroth has awakened, and it has drawn power from a corrupt moonwell, a sacred power source for the Goddess.

The Moonshae’s are an archipelago dominated by two human civilizations; Welsh cultures and Viking north men and the Fflolk, who look like an amalgamation of early Irish, Scottish. The book mainly focuses on the area of a country on one of the large islands.

The story serves as a mirror of the old legends like Beowolf, and the main theme is good vs. evil as represented by the Beast of Kazgaroth and the goddess.
It roams on the land, assembling its followers as it spreads darkness in the isles. Prince Tristan has to inform and warn his people on the threat of this evil even when the Goddess sends people to deal with the threat.

Darkwalker on Moonshae is located a hundred miles on the western coast of the forgotten realms; however, it has very little related to the forgotten realms settings. Initially, the novel was written in different settings and refitted to the Realms, which is evident.

People of Moonshae only worship the mother, who’s an aspect of the goddess Chauntes and for centuries has been worshiped by the local druids. The ‘new gods’, religious leaders, known as the Realms pantheon, have recently made the people curious. It’s a feeling of the old ways which are slowly giving way to the new ones.

Tristan is a notable character and his fast transition from being a disappointment to his father to being an expert fighter and an inspirational leader. All this takes place in a few pages and appears as he looks for the magical sword.

Robyn, Tristan’s young ward of mysterious parentage, is more interested as he quickly realizes she has some druidic powers. The children of Goddess and the bloody encounters with the evil servants of Kazgoroth are devastating.

Douglas has done excellent work in character development; for instance, Tristan starts as a spoiled prince with no experience and little training but later fights the giants and wins the sword of legend that will be helpful.

He becomes brave and mature enough to lead his people. Robyn, a second member of the party and Tristan’s adoptive sister, grows from the slightest hints of being interested in nature to becoming not only a druid with some special powers but a druid, the daughter of a mighty druid. She later inherits her mother’s staff and can use the most powerful druidic magic.

Keren is among essential bards in the land. The story alternates between outtakes with the goddess and her challenges, Kargoroth, the beast that corrupts to grow his power.

Darkwalker on Moonshae is a great fantasy story of good versus evil blended with a love story. There are lots of bloody fights, romance, heroic and a cast of engaging and fascinating characters. It’s a fun adventure and a great beginning to the epic fantasy series.

The book is well written and has an easy-to-follow storyline.

The Kagonesti
The Kagonesti is the first installment on Dragonlance: Lost Histories series. The book is divided into three portions; where the first shows Kagonos being the first pathfinder and wielder of the mystic horn at the end of the first Dragon war. He and his people withdraw from the rest of the Elves and retreat deep into the Ashlon forest.

The second portion narrates about Ashaway as he leads people in the third dragon war, which happened during the time for Huma. He has the duty of a pathfinder put in him after the previous one was killed in a raid by the lizardmen who represent the dragon queen.

Ashaway has to look for a way to keep his people safe while still helping the Knights of the Rose pass through thick forests and mountains to reach the Dragon Queen’s fortress.

Even when assisting humans is not allowed by the traditions of Kagonesti, Ashaway is ready to help Solamnic knights.
Each of the three sections is told in vigorous and engaging writing. The last part happens just before the cataclysm and what follows is an amazing Kagonesti by the name Iyadahoe. Douglas does a superb job in developing the story to the end.

Forests cover Ansalon, and under the legendary Silvanos, the elves of Krynn start taming the wilds as they bring their crystal to the city. However, as the Elderwild Kaganos go towards a mystical experience in the mountains, he’s aware that the woodlands have to remain their home forever for his people.

As the years pass, dragon wars temper and the minions of the dark queen are helped by a potential legacy led by respected pathfinders. All this occurs until the wild elves stand at the edge of the deadliest challenge. The challenge gives a choice between survival and annihilation.
Magic, dragons, and battles are plenty throughout the book. Iydahie’s story is compelling and fascinating like the other two.

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