R.A. Salvatore Books In Order

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Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Books

The Crystal Shard (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Streams of Silver (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Halfling's Gem (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy Books

Homeland (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exile (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sojourn (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Cleric Quintet Books

Canticle (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Sylvan Shadows (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Masks (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fallen Fortress (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chaos Curse (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow Books

The Legacy (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starless Night (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Siege of Darkness (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passage to Dawn (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Paths of Darkness Books

The Silent Blade (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spine of the World (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea of Swords (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords Books

Servant of the Shard (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promise of the Witch King (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road of the Patriarch (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Hunter's Blades Books

The Thousand Orcs (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lone Drow (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Two Swords (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Transitions Books

The Orc King (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirate King (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost King (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Sundering Books

with Richard Lee Byers, Ed Greenwood, Paul S. Kemp, Troy Denning, Erin M. Evans
The Companions (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adversary (By:Erin M. Evans) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Godborn (By:Paul S. Kemp) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reaver (By:Richard Lee Byers) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sentinel (By:Troy Denning) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Herald (By:Ed Greenwood) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Sundering Adventure Modules Books

Murder in Baldur's Gate (By:Ed Greenwood) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy of the Crystal Shard (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting Books

The Forgotten Realms (By:Ed Greenwood) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonshae (By:Douglas Niles) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Frontier (By:Paul Jaquays) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hall of Heroes (With: Jeff Grubb) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cities of Mystery (By:Jean Rabe) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodstone Lands (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dwarves Deep (By:Ed Greenwood) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Anthologies Books

Realms of Valor (With: Christie Golden,Jean Rabe,Ed Greenwood,Elaine Cunningham,James Lowder,Douglas Niles,Troy Denning,David Zeb Cook,,Mark Anthony) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Infamy (With: Christie Golden,Ed Greenwood,Elaine Cunningham,Mary H. Herbert,James Lowder,J. Robert King,,Troy Denning,Barb Hendee,David Zeb Cook,,James M. Ward,Mark Anthony) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Magic (With: Christie Golden,Jean Rabe,Brian M. Thomsen,Ed Greenwood,Dave Gross,Elaine Cunningham,Mary H. Herbert,Jeff Grubb,J. Robert King,,,Douglas Niles,David Zeb Cook,,,Mark Anthony) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Underdark (By:Brian M. Thomsen,Ed Greenwood,Elaine Cunningham,J. Robert King,,Mark Anthony) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Arcane (By:Brian M. Thomsen) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Mystery (By:Ed Greenwood) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Dragons (By:Ed Greenwood) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Dragons II (By:Erin Tettensor) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Elves (By:Philip Athans) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of War (By:Philip Athans) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Dead (With: Ed Greenwood,Richard Baker,,Susan J. Morris) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Best of the Realms Books

with Elaine Cunningham
The Best of the Realms (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of the Realms: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chronicles Of Ynis Aielle Books

Echoes of the Fourth Magic (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch's Daughter (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bastion of Darkness (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Companions Codex Books

Night of the Hunter (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rise of the King (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crimson Shadow Books

The Sword of Bedwyr (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Luthien's Gamble (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon King (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DemonWars Saga Books

The Demon Awakens (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Demon Spirit (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Demon Apostle (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mortalis (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ascendance (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transcendence (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immortalis (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial by Fire (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Education of Brother Thaddius and Other Tales of DemonWars surround the seven-book DemonWars Saga.

Publication Order of Coven Books

Child of a Mad God (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckoning of Fallen Gods (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Song of the Risen God (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Drizzt Trilogy: Generations Books

Timeless (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boundless (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relentless (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter Books

Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter 1 (With: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #2 (With: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #3 (With: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #4 (With: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #5 (With: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonlance Universe Books

The Art of the Dragonlance Saga (By:Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragonlance Tales (By:Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home (By:Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day of the Tempest (By:Jean Rabe) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Tales (By:Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Tales, Volume Two (By:Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home (By:Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragonlance: Key of Destiny : Age of Mortals Campaign (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stonetellers (By:Jean Rabe) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Homecoming Books

Archmage (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maestro (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hero (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Neverwinter Books

Gauntlgrym (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neverwinter (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charon's Claw (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Threshold (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Saga of the First King Books

The Highwayman (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ancient (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dame (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bear (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spearwielder's Tale Books

The Woods Out Back (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon's Dagger (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragonslayer's Return/The Haggis Hunters (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Books

Onslaught (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vector Prime (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Tide (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruin (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance Point (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance Point (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recovery (By:Troy Denning) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star by Star (By:Troy Denning) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ylesia (By:Walter Jon Williams) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traitor (By:Matthew Woodring Stover) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Clones (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Way (By:Walter Jon Williams) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Force Heretic (By:Sean Williams) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remnant (By:Sean Williams) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reunion (By:Sean Williams) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Practical Man (By:Karen Traviss) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stone of Tymora Books

The Stowaway (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadowmask (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sentinels (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stone of Tymora is an omnibus containing all three books Stowaway, Shadowmask and Sentinels in the series.

Publication Order of The War of the Spider Queen Books

Resurrection (By:Paul S. Kemp) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insurrection (By:Thomas M. Reid) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condemnation (By:Richard Baker) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condemnation (By:Richard Baker) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extinction (By:Lisa Smedman) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annihilation (By:Philip Athans) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Spider Queen series (By:Philip Athans,Richard Lee Byers,Paul S. Kemp,Lisa Smedman,Thomas M. Reid) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Way of the Drow Books

Starlight Enclave (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Books

by James Lowder, Richard A. Knaak
The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Volume 1 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Volume 2 (By:James Lowder) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Volume 3 (By:Richard A. Knaak) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Tarzan (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Color of Dragons (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

with Larry Hama
Spooks, Volume 1 (With: Larry Hama) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of R.A. Salvatore Game Books

The Accursed Tower (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms - Legend of Drizzt Omnibus Books

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms - The Legend of Drizzt Omnibus Volume 2 (With: ) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Realms of Valor(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Infamy(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons: Worlds Afire(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If reading the Drizzt series, read in this order: – The Dark Elf Trilogy – The Icewind Dale Trilogy – Legacy of the Drow – Paths of Darkness – The Sellswords – The Hunter’s Blades – Transitions – Neverwinter Saga – The Sundering (Just The Companions if reading about Drizzt) – Companions Codex – Homecoming – Generations – Standalone novel Starlight Enclave American author R.A. Salvatore, or Robert Anthony Salvatore in full, is a well known and equally well regarded writer of science-fiction and fantasy novels.

Creating such series as ‘The DemonWars Saga’, he’s built a well established name for himself. Not only that, but he’s also worked for other franchises such as ‘Star Wars’ as well, as he adds to their mythology too.

Early and Personal Life

Born into a large family of seven on the 20th of January, 1959, R.A. Salvatore was the youngest of all of them. Raised in Leominster, Massachusetts, Salvatore took his inspiration from the world around him as he excelled in English enjoying writing creatively from an early age.

Encouraged to continue by his English teacher at school, he took this interest on with him into the adult world, as he set about making a living from it. Next he went onto University graduating with a degree in Communications after gaining an avid interest in fantasy, especially ‘The Lord of the Rings’ by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Originally he wanted to work as a journalist, a career choice which was helped along after he gained a B.A. in English. In the meantime he worked through a succession of smaller jobs, ending up as a bouncer for some time. This helped inform his battle scenes within his work, as his experience gained on the job greatly helped his material.

During this time he continued to write creating manuscripts and producing vast quantities of work, which he’d keep on submitting. 1997 was the year he donated all his old manuscripts and material to the library named after him at his old alma mater. Eventually he did get published and his dream of writing for living was finally fully realized.

Writing Career

It was the year of 1982 that he was to start taking his writing career more seriously, as he begun to concentrate on becoming an author. Working on his initial manuscript, ‘Echoes of the Fourth Magic’, he began to outline the entire world and universe within.

Finally finishing it in 1987 he managed to secure himself a deal and his status as a writer was set. With number of series behind him, many of them still ongoing, he is no stranger to the epic saga spanning across multiple volumes.

He’s even presiding over one such saga, the ‘War of the Spider Queen’, which is written by a whole collection of different authors. The most famous brand of his though is his ‘Forgotten Realms’ franchise which brings together a large number of different series. Not only is he adept at writing novels though, he’s also managed to pen some video-games too, where he’s taken his Forgotten Realms series onto many different gaming platforms.

He’s also managed to write smaller parts for big games such as ‘Quake 3’ as well, in that he’s created some of the dialogue. That’s along with the comic-books he has produced as well. Getting both critical and commercial success over the years, he’s managed to garner a considerable amount of acclaim for his legacy.

With plenty of awards throughout his career, he continues to attract attention for his work, as he pioneers within his chosen genres. As his career grows from strength-to-strength he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon either, as he continues into the foreseeable future.

The Crystal Shard

First published in 1988 this was to be the book that helped set-up and establish Salvatore’s ‘Ice Wind Dale Trilogy’. Creating the world and building the overall tone of the series, this particular book went about introducing the characters. It also worked on getting the arc right for the series, so that the readers knew what to expect.

Beginning with the protagonist Drizzt Do’Urden, the series finds him an outcast to all except the dwarves. He soon learns of a barbarian attack on his native Ten Towns, as he must warn the council of what lies ahead. After persuading them of the impending barbarian invasion they must then work together to prevent it from occurring.

During this battle Drizzt proves himself to be a hero saving the town, thus securing his acceptance and sealing his fate there. Following on five years later, there is tale of a shard with great power that can embed itself in the minds of others along with its user.

It is then up to Drizzt to take his pupil, indentured to him during the previous battle after saving his life, and going after the shard piece lest it fall into the wrong hands. So begins their journey, as they attempt to keep one step ahead of each other, whilst trying to keep a lookout as to the intentions of those they meet.

Will they be able to find the shard and rectify the wrong? Can they survive the terrible ordeal that awaits them, whilst also proving their worth? What will become of them as they go searching on their epic quest for the crystal shard?


Starting his ‘Neverwinter’ series, this was the first in a new collection set within the ‘Forgotten Realms’ universe. Continuing with the adventures of the elf renegade Drizzt Do’Urden, it further expands on the world, as he takes his experience on with him.

Building upon the tone as well, it works to create a somewhat different direction to what came previously. Set in the year of 1409 Drizzt is in mourning after the death of his friend Regis who recently passed away.

He then teams up with Bruenor to take a quest to find the fabled lands of Gauntlgrym, a dwarven kingdom said to be filled with treasure. In their search though they happen to set about a series of events that might finish their own kingdom spelling the end of life as they know it.

Will they be able to find the much fabled kingdom with its many riches and arcane lore, or will peril befall them along the way? Can Drizzt overcome his grief and find a new zest for life once more within the quest that he’s set before himself? What will become of them on their search for the legendary Gauntlgrym?

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2 Responses to “R.A. Salvatore”

  1. John J. Clayton: 3 months ago

    Your web-page says “Book Series In Order…” I believe that is by date order, which helps me greatly. I am starting to read the Drizzt series. I need to know which series follow which series. Example: What series follows the The Dark Elf Trilogy and so on? Is it according to the date sequence as you have listed on your website? Is so why does the Iceland Dale Books come before the other Drizzt books? I would greatly appreciate your answers to my questions. Thank you for writing your books!

    • Graeme: 3 months ago

      Hi John,

      Actually good question and it does not go in publication order if you wish to read chronologically. It should be read in this order:

      – The Dark Elf Trilogy
      – The Icewind Dale Trilogy
      – Legacy of the Drow
      – Paths of Darkness
      – The Sellswords
      – The Hunter’s Blades
      – Transitions
      – Neverwinter Saga
      – The Sundering (Just The Companions if reading about Drizzt)
      – Companions Codex
      – Homecoming
      – Generations
      – Standalone novel Starlight Enclave


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