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Publication Order of Dragonrealm Books

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Heroes Books

Weasel's Luck (By: Michael Williams) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legend of Huma (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormblade (By: Nancy Varian Berberick) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonrealm: Origin of Dragonrealm Books

The Shrouded Realm (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Drake (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Tome (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Tales II Books

The Reign of Istar (With: Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cataclysm (With: Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War of the Lance (With: Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of City of Shadows Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Lost Histories Books

The Kagonesti (By: Douglas Niles) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dargonesti (By: Paul B. Thompson,Tonya C. Cook) (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 (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragons (By: Douglas Niles) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gully Dwarves (By: Dan Parkinson) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Chaos War Books

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

Publication Order of Shattered Light Books

Ruby Flames (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Light (By: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of World of Warcraft Books

Day of the Dragon (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cycle of Hatred (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rise of the Horde (By: Christie Golden) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tides of Darkness (By: Aaron Rosenberg) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Dark Portal (By: Christie Golden,Aaron Rosenberg) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jaina Proudmoore (By: Christie Golden) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Dragon (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arthas (By: Christie Golden) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormrage (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shattering (By: Christie Golden) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronicles of War (By: Christie Golden) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thrall (By: Christie Golden) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfheart (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde (By: Michael A. Stackpole) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Crimes (By: Christie Golden) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Illidan (By: William King) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Warcraft Chronicle: Volume 2 (By: Blizzard Entertainment) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before the Storm (By: Christie Golden) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows Rising (By: Madeleine Roux) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exploring Azeroth - The Eastern Kingdoms (By: Christie Golden) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: Kalimdor (By: Blizzard Entertainment) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sylvanas (By: Christie Golden) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragonflight Codex: A Definitive Guide to the Dragons of Azeroth (By: Doug Walsh,Sandra Rosner) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Diablo Books

Legacy of Blood (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Road (By: Mel Odom) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingdom of Shadow (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon of the Spider (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diablo Archive (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diablo III: Book of Cain (By: Blizzard Entertainment) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diablo III: Book of Cain (By: Blizzard Entertainment,Deckard Cain) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diablo III: Book of Tyrael (By: Blizzard Entertainment) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Minotaur Wars Books

Night of Blood (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tides of Blood (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire of Blood (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Warcraft: War Of The Ancients Books

The Well of Eternity (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demon Soul (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sundering (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ancients Archive (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of WarCraft: The Sunwell Trilogy Books

with Kim Jae-Hwan
Dragon Hunt (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Ice (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghostlands (With: Kim Jae-Hwan) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Age of Conan Books

The Eye of Charon (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silent Enemy (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

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

The God in the Moon (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Diablo: The Sin War Books

Birthright (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scales of the Serpent (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Veiled Prophet (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Ogre Titans Books

Black Talon (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fire Rose (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gargoyle King (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Legends of the Dragonrealm Books

Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol. II (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol III (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol. IV (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Knight in Shadow Books

Publication Order of Dragonrealm: The Turning War Books

Dragon Master (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gryphon Mage (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horned Blade (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cut from the Same Shadow and Other Tales (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

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

World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part I (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part II (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part III (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part IV (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part V (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Black City Saint Books

Black City Saint (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black City Demon (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black City Dragon (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rex Draconis Books

Under the Dragon Moon (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lords of the Dragon Moon (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of the Dragon Moon (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Dragon's Blood (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rise of the Dragon Moon (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of the Dragon Moon Pt. I (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shadows of the Dragon Moon Books

Publication Order of The Dragon Throne Books

Knights of the Frost (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Ghosts (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of the Dragonrealm: Dragon of the Depths (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Pathfinder Tales Books

Hell's Pawns (By: Dave Gross) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Pathfinder (By: Dave Gross) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noble Sacrifice (By: Richard Ford) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince of Wolves (By: Dave Gross) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Rose and Glove (By: Kevin Andrew Murphy) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Witch (By: Dave Gross,Elaine Cunningham) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plague of Shadows (By: Howard Andrew Jones) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghosts of Broken Blades (By: Monte Cook) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Penance (By: Richard Lee Byers) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Pieces of Tarnished Silver (By: Erik Mona) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of Devils (By: Dave Gross) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Illusionist (By: Elaine Cunningham) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lesson in Taxonomy (By: Dave Gross) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Husks (By: Dave Gross) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death's Heretic (By: James L. Sutter) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faithful Servants (By: James L. Sutter) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Passage to Absalom (By: Dave Gross) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plow and Sword (By: Robert E. Vardeman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfumer's Apprentice (By: Kevin Andrew Murphy) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Krunzle the Quick (By: Hugh Matthews) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Song of the Serpent (By: Hugh Matthews) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother Bears (By: KarenWhite,Wendy N. Wagner) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of the Fallen Sky (By: Tim Pratt) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell or High Water (By: Ari Marmell) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tomb of Winter's Plunder (By: Tim Pratt) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fingers of Death—No, Doom! (By: Lucien Soulban) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of Thorns (By: Dave Gross) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Called to Darkness (By: Richard Lee Byers) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liar's Blade (By: Tim Pratt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bastard, Sword (By: Tim Pratt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wizard's Mask (By: Ed Greenwood) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Served Cold (By: Ari Marmell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
King of Chaos (By: Dave Gross) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fencing Master (By: Dave Gross) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fencing Master (By: Dave Gross) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalking the Beast (By: Howard Andrew Jones) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Red Rune Canyon (By: Richard Lee Byers) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killing Time (By: Dave Gross) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Proper Villains (By: Erik Scott de Bie) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dagger of Trust (By: Chris Willrich) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skinwalkers (By: Wendy N. Wagner) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Redemption Engine (By: James L. Sutter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boar and Rabbit (By: Ray Porter,James L. Sutter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tides of Blood! (By: Lucien Soulban) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crusader Road (By: Michael A. Stackpole) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reign of Stars (By: Tim Pratt) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firesoul (By: Gary Kloster) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forge of Ashes (By: Josh Vogt) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Runes (By: Dave Gross) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liar's Island (By: Tim Pratt) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Pool of Stars (By: Howard Andrew Jones) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liar's Bargain (By: Tim Pratt) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starspawn (By: Wendy N. Wagner) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shy Knives (By: Sam Sykes) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reaper's Eye (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through The Gate in the Sea (By: Howard Andrew Jones) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gears of Faith (By: Gabrielle Harbowy) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Books

The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Volume 1 (By: R.A. Salvatore) (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 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Minotaur Tales Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Classics Books

Murder in Tarsis (By: John Maddox Roberts) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dalamar the Dark (By: Nancy Varian Berberick) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Citadel (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inheritance (By: Nancy Varian Berberick) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance Graphic Novels

Dragons of Autumn Twilight: The Graphic Novel (By: Margaret Weis) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragonlance Anthology Collection (With: Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Heroes II Books

Kaz the Minotaur (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gates of Thorbardin (By: Dan Parkinson) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galen Beknighted (By: Michael Williams) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Warcaster Chronicles Books

The Warcaster Chronicles: Wyrmbane (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of StarCraft Graphic Novel Books

Starcraft (By: Simon Furman) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Starcraft: Frontline Books

with David Gerrold, Chris Metzen
StarCraft: Frontline, Volume 1 (With: Paul Morrissey) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
StarCraft: Frontline, Volume 2 (By: Kieron Gillen,Hector Sevilla,Simon Furman,Grace Randolph,Nam Kim,Tomás Aira,Joshua Elder,Jesse Elliott) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
StarCraft: Frontline, Volume 3 (By: Grace Randolph,Paul Benjamin) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
StarCraft: Frontline, Volume 4 (By: David Gerrold,Hector Sevilla,Chris Metzen,Paul Benjamin,Ruben de Vala,Dave Shramek,Mel San Juan,Josh Elder,Ramanda Kamarga) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of World of Warcraft: Shadow Wing Books

The Dragons of Outland (With: Jae-Hwan Kim) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nexus Point (With: Jae-Hwan Kim) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of WarCraft Books

with Christie Golden, Jeff Grubb
Lord of the Clans (By: Christie Golden) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Guardian (By: Jeff Grubb) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Warcraft: Legends Vol. 1(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warcraft: Legends Vol. 3(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warcraft: Legends Vol. 4(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warcraft: Legends Vol. 5(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hunters and the Hunted(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Richard A. 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 A. 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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