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Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Books

The Crystal Shard (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Streams of Silver (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Halfling's Gem (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Cleric Quintet Books

Canticle (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Sylvan Shadows (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Masks (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fallen Fortress (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chaos Curse (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow Books

The Legacy (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starless Night (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Siege of Darkness (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passage to Dawn (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Paths of Darkness Books

The Silent Blade (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spine of the World (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea of Swords (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords Books

Servant of the Shard (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promise of the Witch King (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Road of the Patriarch (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Hunter's Blades Books

The Thousand Orcs (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Drow (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Two Swords (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Transitions Books

The Orc King (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate King (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost King (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Sundering Books

The Companions (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adversary (By: Erin M. Evans) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reaver (By: Richard Lee Byers) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sentinel (By: Troy Denning) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Herald (By: Ed Greenwood) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Sundering Adventure Modules Books

Murder in Baldur's Gate (By: Ed Greenwood) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legacy of the Crystal Shard (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

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,Scott Ciencin,Mark Anthony) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
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,Kate Novak,Roger E. Moore,Douglas Niles,David Zeb Cook,Tom Dupree,William W. Connors,Mark Anthony,Allen C. Kupfer) (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 (With: Ed Greenwood,Richard Baker,Rosemary Jones,Susan J. Morris,Bruce R. Cordell) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Best of the Realms Books

with Ed Greenwood, J. Robert King
The Best of the Realms (With: J. Robert King) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of the Realms 2 (By: Ed Greenwood) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chronicles Of Ynis Aielle Books

Echoes of the Fourth Magic (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witch's Daughter (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bastion of Darkness (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex Books

Night of the Hunter (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rise of the King (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crimson Shadow Books

The Sword of Bedwyr (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luthien's Gamble (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon King (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of DemonWars Saga Books

The Demon Awakens (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demon Spirit (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demon Apostle (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortalis (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ascendance (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transcendence (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortalis (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trial by Fire (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reckoning of Fallen Gods (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Song of the Risen God (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of DemonWars: The Buccaneers Books

Pinquickle's Folly: The Buccaneers (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Drizzt Trilogy: Generations Books

Publication Order of Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter Comic Books

with Geno Salvatore, Steve Ellis
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter 1 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #2 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #4 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #5 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Homecoming Books

Publication Order of The Legend of Drizzt Books

If Ever They Happened Upon My Lair (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guenhwyvar (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Neverwinter Books

Publication Order of Saga of the First King Books

Publication Order of Spearwielder's Tale Books

The Woods Out Back (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon's Dagger (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragonslayer's Return/The Haggis Hunters (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Books

Vector Prime (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Tide, Book I: Onslaught (By: Michael A. Stackpole) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Tide, Book II: Ruin (By: Michael A. Stackpole) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agents of Chaos, Book I: Hero's Trial (By: James Luceno) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (By: James Luceno) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Balance Point (By: Kathy Tyers,Michael Cumpsty) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recovery - Short Story (By: Troy Denning) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge of Victory, Book I : Conquest (By: Greg Keyes) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge of Victory, Book II: Rebirth (By: Greg Keyes) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star by Star (By: Troy Denning) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ylesia (By: Walter Jon Williams) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Journey (By: Elaine Cunningham) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apprentice (By: Elaine Cunningham) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (By: Aaron Allston) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (By: Aaron Allston) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitor (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny's Way (By: Walter Jon Williams) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emissary of the Void (By: Greg Keyes) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force Heretic, Book I: Remnant (By: Sean Williams,Shane Dix) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force Heretic, Book II: Refugee (By: Sean Williams,Shane Dix) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force Heretic, Book III: Reunion (By: Sean Williams,Shane Dix) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Prophecy (By: Greg Keyes) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unifying Force (By: James Luceno) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boba Fett: A Practical Man (By: Karen Traviss) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Books

Vector Prime(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boba Fett: A Practical Man (By: Karen Traviss)(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Tide, Book I: Onslaught (By: Michael A. Stackpole)(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Tide, Book II: Ruin (By: Michael A. Stackpole)(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agents of Chaos, Book I: Hero's Trial (By: James Luceno)(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (By: James Luceno)(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Balance Point (By: Kathy Tyers,Michael Cumpsty)(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recovery - Short Story (By: Troy Denning)(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge of Victory, Book I : Conquest (By: Greg Keyes)(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge of Victory, Book II: Rebirth (By: Greg Keyes)(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emissary of the Void (By: Greg Keyes)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star by Star (By: Troy Denning)(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Journey (By: Elaine Cunningham)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apprentice (By: Elaine Cunningham)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (By: Aaron Allston)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (By: Aaron Allston)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitor (By: Matthew Woodring Stover)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny's Way (By: Walter Jon Williams)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ylesia (By: Walter Jon Williams)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force Heretic, Book I: Remnant (By: Sean Williams,Shane Dix)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force Heretic, Book II: Refugee (By: Sean Williams,Shane Dix)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force Heretic, Book III: Reunion (By: Sean Williams,Shane Dix)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Prophecy (By: Greg Keyes)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unifying Force (By: James Luceno)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stone of Tymora Books

with Geno Salvatore
The Stowaway (With: Geno Salvatore) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadowmask (With: Geno Salvatore) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sentinels (With: Geno Salvatore) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stone of Tymora is an omnibus containing all three books Stowaway, Shadowmask and Sentinels in the series.

Publication Order of Way Of The Drow Books

Starlight Enclave (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glacier's Edge (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lolth's Warrior (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Books

The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Volume 1 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Volume 2 (By: Ed Greenwood,James Lowder) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Volume 3 (By: Richard A. Knaak) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Spooks, Volume 1 (With: Larry Hama,Adam Archer,Ryan Schifrin) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dungeons & Dragons: Drizzt 100-Page Giant (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Dao of Drizzt (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of R.A. Salvatore Game Books

The Accursed Tower (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars: Movie Novelizations Books

A New Hope (By: Alan Dean Foster) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Empire Strikes Back (By: Donald F. Glut) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return of the Jedi (By: James Kahn) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Menace (By: Terry Brooks) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack of the Clones (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge of the Sith (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Force Awakens (By: Alan Dean Foster) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue One (By: Alexander Freed) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Jedi (By: Jason Fry) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solo (By: Mur Lafferty) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rise of Skywalker (By: Rae Carson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Realms of Valor(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Infamy(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Magic(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Shadow(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons: Worlds Afire(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unfettered(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
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?

Gauntlgrym

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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3 Responses to “R.A. Salvatore”

  1. Amy Nilsson: 8 months ago

    The book Song of the Risen God ends as there should be another book. Will there be? There’s so much left undone.

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  2. John J. Clayton: 3 years 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!

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    • Graeme: 3 years 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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